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arressted in 2004 for $30 of cocaine & drug paraphnalia. compounded things by giving false id to state trooper. was found out in 2006 however i was living in Illinois. bench warrant was issued in 2006 for failure to appear. now residing in PA agian and wish to resolve before being picked up on a traffic stop. Just completed assoc. degree. should i just turn myself in or obtain a lawyer frist.
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Dear ripp,

 

Thank you for your question and I look forward to working on your answer. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you describe it fully. Also, due to site tech reasons, oftentimes I am initially only able to see the first part of your post, so I apologize in advance if I ask a redundant question.

 

That being said, in order to better assist you, could you please clarify for me:

 

I assume there are two sets of charges pending now, the drug charges and also the false id charges? Are they our of Illinois? If not, what state? Also, do you have the specific statutes you are being charged with?

 

I look forward to getting to work on this for you. Hang in there!

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
charges are out of pennsylvania which i am now residing in again.                                          ;                                          statutes are   s 18 s4101 ssa2 forgery- unauthorized act in writing               ;                                                             s 35 s780-113 ssa16        s 35 s780-113 ssa32          s 18s4904 ssa2      s18 s4906 ssa     s18 s4914 ssa     s 75 s4524 ssa s 75 s1543 ssa
Criminal Lawyer: AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney replied 8 years ago

Dear ripp,

 

You have felonies and misdemeanors in here in addition to a fugitive status. You can be looking at some very significant prison time. The 4101 is a 2nd degree felony as it is. (4904 and 4906, 4914 - misdemeanors). You are definitely going to want a have a criminal defense attorney represent you on the charges to best ensure you succeed in getting the best result - by not using one BEFORE you turn yourself in, you can significantly damage your own future case, be it by saying things you shouldn't, or otherwise failing to do something that could have helped later on. Moreover, you have a better chance of decent bail if you use an attorney, and can better ensure that you don't spend time initially waiting in jail until that first appearance. Please do NOT trust or believe what the DA say about "possible dropping of charges or bail" if you turn yourself in within 72 hours. Yes, I think you should turn yourself in, but 200% think it in your best interest to do so with a criminal defense attorney watching your back. So to answer your question, Lawyer First, please. Things can get much worse, very fast, without one.

 

 

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Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. That being said...

 

 

Hope this helps to clarify.


 

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