My son who lives in Pittsburgh PA had a simple assult charge against him from his wife. He attempted to call her parents and his was put in jail. There was no bail set, the judge is on vacation for two weeks and no hearing until October 25th. Is there a way to try and get another judge and try to get bail?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Pennsylvania
We have an attorney who said he will talk to the judge when she is back to see about bail.
Was she injured?Was there a PFA already in place before this assault occurred?
The assult charges came first, then the pfa. This hearing was for the simple assult charges and he was told at that hearing to no contact. The PFA was another matter. She was not injured.
OK.Now you stated that the hearing is on October 25th. Is that correct - October??What judge is it that he's suppose to go in front of?
Judge Jill Rangos, October 25th
Does he have a Public Defender or private counsel?Any previous criminal convictions? If so, for what?Law Pro41120.7664660069
Private, no other criminal convictions.
The problem is - that in Allegheny County (the county that Pgh is located in) once a judge is assigned to a case that is the only judge that can hear the case.So the attorney is very limited as to what they can do. The attorney's option is to file a motio with the President Judge to see if she will set a bail hearing prior to the other judge returning from vacation.Allegheny County is a very "polical court" and an attorney could petition the President Judge of Allegheny County to give an immediate bail hearing.That would be his only recourse - is if the President Judge would grant an early hearing given that the assigned judge is on vacatioin.The Alleghey County President Judge is:
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