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Changes Made to the Chester County DUI ARD Program

Starting on October 1, 2011, the Chester County Council on Addictive Diseases (COAD) will no longer be participating in the Chester County DUI ARD program. The Chester County Adult Probation and Parole Department will be taking over these duties. The probation department will provide Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS), Court Reporting Network (CRN) evaluations and referrals for drug and alcohol evaluations to offenders.

I always recommend to my clients that they attend their CRN evaluation and AHSS in advance of their ARD court date because Chester County will waive the requirement that you perform 50 hours community service if these tasks are performed within 60 days of the ARD hearing date. My advice is to get these items completed as soon as possible unless you or your attorney have reason to believe your ARD application will be denied. Performing 50 hours of community service is hard to do on top of all the rigors of daily life. Read More

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5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”

November 19, 2014

This case was a huge victory for the Antoine law firm. On Thursday night, November 13th after deliberating several hours, the jury returned a not guilty verdict to the charge of Driving Under the Influence. A conviction would have been

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court

October 27, 2014

In Pennsylvania there are currently mandatory minimum sentence laws that apply to drug dealing cases. Basically, when a defendant is convicted of selling or dealing drugs certain enhancements can give a defendant mandatory time in jail. For example, if a

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Defendant Acquitted on Tampering with Physical Evidence and Making Material False Written Statements

May 20, 2014

This is a recent pending criminal case in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. The Defendant was charged with straw purchasing. The Defendant was acquitted on said charges and case resulted in a hung jury.

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