Friday, March 28, 2014

Commonwealth v. L.V. (Summary Trial)

Commonwealth v. L.V.

Charges:      1 Count – 18§5503§§A4 - Disorderly Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off – Summary
Facts:         Client, a College Student residing on campus at the University of Pittsburgh,who is a Senior in the Pitt Engineering program was charged by Officers of the Hanover Township Police Department with a Summary Disorderly Conduct while attending a concert at the First Niagara Pavillion (formerly Star Lake).  
The following business day Client contacted our office to inquire about what can be done.  Upon calling, Client spoke with Attorney Paletta’s Paralegal Aimee.  Client expressed his concern about this situation causing problems with his education and future. Aimee scheduled an immediate, same day consultation.  Client’s next steps were to plead Not Guilty to the citation and request a Summary Trial date, which he did do.  Client retained Attorney Paletta for this matter.         
                        Attorney Paletta and Defendant worked together to compose a defense strategy that would work towards achieving an outcome acceptable to Defendant and one that would not cause problems for his education and future if followed through properly successful.         

Disposition          Client worked closely with our office to follow the drawn out defense strategy.  At the Summary Trial, Attorney Paletta was able to gain a full Withdraw of the case and the Summary Disorderly Conduct Client was charged with was Withdrawn. Having this type of disposition allows for Client’s record is to be completely expunged if a Petition for Expungement is filed with the County Clerk of Court’s Office and Granted by a Common Pleas Judge. Client was extremely happy with end result.