Recent Client Victories « Young, Marr & Associates
 

Recent Client Victories

Young, Marr & Associates has helped thousands of NJ and PA residents reduce or even eliminate mandatory sentencing for misdemeanor, felony, and even criminal charges.  The results of our firm speak for themselves.  Below is a sampling of the many clients we’ve helped over the years.

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Commonwealth v. Houser (DUI case)

Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.

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Commonwealth v. Roemer (DUI 2nd offense)

Client was facing 90 days minimum imprisonment for a 2nd offense DUI. Case was dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing when the officer was unable to prove that the client operated the vehicle.

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Commonwealth v. Cohen (Felony drug/Firearms case)

Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.

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Commonwealth v. Santiago

Client was charged with simple assault, domestic.  After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.

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State of NJ v. Rinker

Based upon many discrepancies found in the officer’s report and issues on the administration of the breathalzyer, successfully argued the reported BAC of .21 down to .099 (an over 50% reduction in BAC), reducing the client’s suspension from 7 months to 3 months and eliminating the Interlock Ignition Requirement.

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Commonwealth v. Blackwell (Berks County)

Hit and Run accident with occupied vehicle and driving under suspension DUI related charge amended to exclude the latter charge and take away mandatory 60 day jail sentence and 1 year additional license suspension.

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Commonwealth v. Achenbach

Woman with 4 outstanding DUI’s sentenced to 45 days to 6 months on each to run consecutively with the balance to be served on house arrest.

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State of New Jersey v. Henderson

Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.

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Commonwealth v. Winters

Man charged with possession of narcotics had misdemeanor charges reduced to non-criminal summary offenses; thus avoiding a violation of parole in another county and certain incarceration.

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Commonwealth v. Sacks

After hearing in District Court, all criminal charges relating to fraud were dismissed and case was closed.

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Commonwealth v. Noecker

Man originally suspected of Felony drug delivery has charges filed to reflect Misdemeanor drug possession and receives a sentence of probation avoiding a “drug mandatory” sentence of incarceration.

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Commonwealth v. Casey

Woman receives sentence of 18 months probation for First degree misdemeanor theft charges stemming from an incident with her employer.

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Commonwealth v. Karas

Client under investigation for credit card theft. Cooperated with the investigation and convinced officer to not charge client with any criminal offenses.

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Commonwealth v. Hernandez

Arson and Insurance Fraud charged, both Felonies. Client found guilty of providing police with a false report. Sentenced to 1 year probation.

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Commonwealth v. Marinelli –

Originally charged with Forgery and Tampering with Evidence, both felonies. Client found guilty of providing a false statement and sentenced to probation.

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Commonwealth v. Vasquez

2nd offense DUI case. All evidence suppressed because the judge found that the officer did not have probable cause to stop client’s vehicle. Client’s vehicle drifted outside of lane momentarily. Charges dropped.

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Commonwealth v. Beaver

3rd offense DUI within 10 years. Client pled guilty and received 1 year of house arrest, rather than the mandatory 1 year prison sentence.

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Commonwealth v. Scollen

DUI charges dismissed after trial by judge. Client was sitting behind the wheel of a running vehicle. Judge found that the state did not prove client was “driving, operating or in actual physical control” of her vehicle and dismissed case.

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Commonwealth v. Yerka

2nd offense DUI. Found not guilty after trial by judge. State did not prove client was in “actual physical control” of the vehicle.

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Commonwealth v. Lenig

2nd offense DUI. Defendant found asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle in the parking lot of a lodge that served alcohol. Client was found not guilty by judge because state did not prove that client drove, operated or was in actual physical control of his vehicle.

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Commonwealth v. Berndlmaier

2nd offense DUI. Client was walking up her driveway when police arrived. Case dismissed by District Justice because no proof the defendant operated vehicle while under the influence. Case was refiled by Commonwealth and subsequently dismissed again.

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Commonwealth v. Frawley

2nd offense DUI. Client given house arrest, permitted to work by Judge.

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Commonwealth v. Malave

Client changing tire when police arrived. Case was dismissed at Preliminary Hearing because Commonwealth could not prove client drove the vehicle to that location.

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Commonwealth v. Siano

3rd offense DUI within 10 years. Client given 1 year of house arrest by Judge instead of 1 year in prison.

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Commonwealth v. Malave

DUI case dismissed when judge found client did not drive vehicle when client was found outside of car changing tire.

Represented over 1,000 clients who were placed into the ARD program for first time offenders. Charges dismissed after completion of safe driving classes, fines and informal probation.

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Commonwealth v. Melching

Client found not guilty by jury of Aggravated Assault on county Deputy Sheriff.

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Commonwealth v. Feldman (aka “Bucks County Bread Squeezer”)

Client was originally charged with Felony criminal mischief for allegedly destroying thousands of dollars of bread and cookies in a supermarket in Yardley, PA. Client was found not guilty by jury of all criminal charges, sentenced by the judge for summary violation to pay $500.00 fine. Received worldwide coverage from the Associated Press and Newsweek Magazine and story was on all 4 local news stations, CNN and the Court Channel.

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Commonwealth v. Vasquez

2nd offense DUI case. All evidence suppressed because the judge found that the officer did not have probable cause to stop client’s vehicle. Charges dropped.

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Commonwealth v. Beaver

3rd offense DUI within 10 years. Client pled guilty and received 1 year of house arrest, rather than the mandatory 1 year prison sentence.

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Commonwealth v. Martin

Client charged with speeding 110 mph on I-95. The police officer agreed to drop the speed to 65 mph in 55 mph zone and client was able to keep his driver’s license.

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Commonwealth v. Scollen

DUI charges dismissed after trial by judge. Judge found that the state did not prove client was “driving, operating or in actual physical control” of her vehicle.

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Commonwealth v. Decker

Felony criminal trespass charged alleging that client broke into ex-girlfriend’s house. Found not guilty of all charges after trial by judge.

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Commonwealth v. Yerka

2nd offense DUI. Found not guilty after trial by judge. State did not prove client was the operator of the vehicle.

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Commonwealth v. Lenig

2nd offense DUI. Defendant found asleep in his vehicle. Client was found not guilty by judge because state did not prove that client drove, operated or was in actual physical control of his vehicle.

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