Criminal Case Results

NOT GUILTY

Numerous felony counts including robbery, firearm possession (because of past drug conviction) and possession of a stolen firearm. Client was found not guilty of all charges by a jury of 12. There was no forensic science to connect the client to the gun found at the crime scene. DNA swabs taken from the gun were never sent to the Pennsylvania State Police for testing. And the police were unable to lift identifying fingerprints from the gun, magazine, or bullets found at the scene.

Possession of a stolen vehicle. Defense Attorney Michael V. Marinaro successfully convinced a jury of 12 that his client was not guilty. The trial lasted two days, and the jury found our client not guilty after deliberating nearly five hours. If found guilty, the client would have faced a state prison sentence.

Simple assault domestic violence. Allegedly our client bit the hand and neck area of the alleged victim. Furthermore, the alleged victim suffered a broken thumb. Attorney Marinaro litigated the matter and all charges were dismissed. Client remains with no criminal convictions and she will continue her pursuit to become a registered nurse.

Robbery with a deadly weapon (9 mm handgun). A jury trial was held and our client was found not guilty. The trial strategy was to attack the vulnerability of eyewitness testimony.

Felony 1 robbery. A young Lancaster County man who was facing decades in prison is now free after a jury acquitted him of armed robbery with a shotgun. The jury took less than 45 minutes to find our client not guilty of a home-invasion robbery in which three individuals were assaulted and menaced with a shotgun. Our firm successfully argued that no physical evidence was presented linking the defendant to the robbery.

DUI. The DUI charge was dismissed following negotiations, and client was released from prison.

DUI, second offense within the 10 year look-back period. The police officer observed the defendant/client and her passenger changing a flat tire alongside the road. The officer stopped to assist. While speaking with our client he observed her to be unsteady on her feet, smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her breath and noted her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The passenger informed the officer that our client was the driver of the car. Attorney litigated this matter before a jury. Jury finds defendant not guilty!

Indirect criminal contempt. Using case law that was less than one-month old, we successfully litigated this matter by showing that our client. did not have the intent to violate the Protection From Abuse Order.

Harassment. In finding the defendant not guilty of the charge, the Magisterial District Judge cited Marinaro Law Firm's theory of defense in establishing a legitimate purpose for her conduct.

Riot and disorderly conduct. Following a trial the jury returned after a brief deliberation with a verdict of not guilty!

Aggravated assault. A man suffered a 10-inch gash to his abdomen that required life-saving surgery after he was slashed at a city party. A local jury decided the man charged, our client, wasn't the one responsible. An eyewitness testified at trial that his nephew was the perpetrator. The jury acquitted our client after less than two hours of deliberation. NOT GUILTY!

Selling cocaine. A jury acquitted our client of charges that he sold $450 worth of cocaine to an informant in a Lancaster Township restaurant parking lot. After deliberating for about one hour, the jury found our client not guilty of delivery of cocaine. Our client, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, would have faced a minimum three-year state prison sentence and deportation if convicted. Our firm contended during the trial that drug task force detectives failed to confirm that it was our client's voice on the recording made of the drug deal, that no video or photographs existed of the defendant conducting the deal, and that fingerprint samples were not taken from the bag containing 14 grams of cocaine.

Burglary, robbery, criminal conspiracy. Our client was charged with helping to ransack an elderly man's apartment, and then bragging about it to his friends. The court deemed our client to be amenable to treatment in the juvenile system. Our firm argued the prosecution's evidence did not put our client at the crime scene. Neither our client's fingerprints nor his hair was found at the man's apartment, and the initial report of the incident described all three assailants as "white men in their 20's," whereas our client was a dark-skinned Hispanic.

Drive-by shooting: criminal attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Our client was acquitted on four counts of attempted murder for his alleged role in a drive-by shooting. The jury also found our client not guilty on four counts of aggravated assault, but guilty on one count of recklessly endangering another person and not being licensed to carry a firearm. Our firm argued that the vehicle was borrowed and that tests of our client's hands and T-shirt did not show any residual gunpowder, commonly found after a high-powered pistol has been fired. Also, forensic experts did not match the gun to the bullets or bullet fragments found at the scene.

Delivering several bags of marijuana to a confidential informant (CI) while in the presence of an undercover detective. The jury returned with a verdict of not guilty to the felony offense of delivery of marijuana, and not guilty to the felony criminal conspiracy charge.

DISMISSED

7th driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked. Our firm obtained dismissal of the charge.

Simple assault. Our client was accused of assaulting his girlfriend. The Commonwealth could not meet the burden of proof at the preliminary hearing and the charge was dismissed.

Stalking and terroristic threats. Attorney Marinaro represented our client at the preliminary hearing and all charges were dismissed.

Burglary, criminal conspiracy to burglary, simple assault, and criminal conspiracy to simple assault. Following negotiations, the Commonwealth agreed that the evidence was not enough to sustain a conviction.

Protection from abuse action. Following a hearing, the court dismissed the claims.

Motor vehicle charge. Client had six prior convictions and was facing mandatory incarceration if convicted. Attorney Marinaro cross-examined the police officer regarding his eyewitness identification of person behind the wheel of the client's vehicle. Our client's father testified that he was the party driving the vehicle, and not his son. Additional evidence was presented to the court. Following closing arguments, the judge dismissed the charge against our client.

Abuse petition. After a contentious hearing with two days of testimony, an order to dismiss was entered. Attorney Hagy successfully argued that the plaintiff's story was not credible. The judge agreed.

Terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another; simple assault; harassment. ALL charges were dismissed at the preliminary Hearing.

Resisting arrest charge. Dismissed at a preliminary hearing.

Theft of leased property. Our client was charged with theft of a 73" Mitsubishi television and 54" television stand from Aaron's Furniture Store. Following negotiations,our client paid a portion of the requested restitution, and all charges were dismissed.

Loitering & prowling at night. Client was accused of peering through a mail slot on the front door, attempting to look through windows, and attempting to gain entry into the back yard location of a victim's residence. The prosecution claimed our client had no legitimate reason to be on the property. At the scheduled preliminary hearing the charge was dismissed.

Endangering the welfare of a child (M-1). Our client's 5 year-old child was found wandering the neighborhood for an extended period of time on two separate occasions. The child did not know how to get home and had no contact information on her person. Unfortunately, our client had been sleeping when the child opened the door and exited the residence. We negotiated with the assistant district attorney to have all charges dropped upon the successful completion of the parenting classes.

Possession of hash oil; possession of drug paraphernalia. Our client was pulled over after he was observed operating his Buick sedan with an inoperable taillight. Our client provided the police with consent to search the vehicle. Following negotiations, the drug charges were dismissed. Our client pled guilty to the $25 fine for operating a vehicle without rear light.

Criminal mischief - damage to property. Our client was accused of damaging the victim's vehicle at a party. The damages were estimated at $600.00. The misdemeanor offense was dismissed following negotiations. Client was a promising college student with a bright future, and now will not have to disclose the above incident on college and/or job applications.

Disorderly conduct. Our firm convinced the commonwealth to dismiss the charges after the client completed an anger-management course.

Dependency action. In an effort to avoid the imposition of a dependency action, we became immediately involved in the matter and stayed in close communication with the Office of Children and Youth during the entirety of the investigation. According to the Office of Children and Youth, the allegations against our client involved him choking his child on multiple occasions. After an approximately three-month investigation, the Office of Children and Youth determined the allegations were unfounded. As a result of the advocacy of Marinaro Law, B.S. avoided further agency and action and potential harm to his employment.

Indirect criminal contempt. The violation would have been J.H.'s third violation of a protection from abuse order. Immediately prior to the scheduled trial date, the Commonwealth moved to dismiss the charges against our client.

Theft. Initially, the commonwealth was seeking a conviction and three years probation. Attorney Marinaro convinced the prosecution to agree to a dismissal of the case upon satisfaction of restitution.

Domestic assault. Our client was unable to accept a conviction based upon his immigration status and work-related issues. Attorney Marinaro negotiated to have all charges dismissed. The parties will remain separate and apart.

Protection from abuse (PFA) action. Despite very serious allegations of abuse, our firm successfully negotiated complete dismissal of the action. Furthermore, Marinaro Law negotiated for the ability to commuinicate about custody matters and to attend the pick-up and drop-off transfers of the children.

Serious drug charges. Our firm worked tirelessly to have the charges reduced to simple possession.

Hit-and-run crash. At the scheduled preliminary hearing after negotiations all charges were dismissed.

Retail theft. Prior to trial, our firm successfully negotiated the withdrawal of the charge in exchange for agreement to perform community service and agreement to pay court costs.

False report of an attack. Attorney Marinaro negotiated to have the prosecution withdraw the false report.

PFA hearing. Following testimony by the plaintiff and defendant, the court determined that the plaintiff failed to meet her burden, and the temporary PFA Order was dismissed. Our client had been accused of heinous crimes against the plaintiff, including rape. Attorney Marinaro discredited the plaintiff's testimony through a rigorous cross-examination.

Harassment. Following an appeal and a contested trial, the court found that the commonwealth did not prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt and dismissed the charge against our client.

Simple assault. C.M. was accused of physically assaulting the alleged victim by pushing the victim's face into the floor several times; smashing the victim's face into the floor; and strangling the victim, making it difficult to breathe. The victim escaped by running to the neighbor's house and calling 911. Following testimony by the alleged victim and arresting officer, all charges were dismissed.

Aggravated assault and recklessly endangerment. Our client was accused of causing serious bodily injury to his ex-girlfriend. The police aver that our client dragged the victim from his moving automobile. The alleged victim eventually fell from the car, striking her head, causing loss of consciousness. Our client avoided potential state incarceration when all of the charges were dismissed at the preliminary hearing.

Terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Attorney Marinaro represented the defendant and all three criminal offenses were dismissed.

Causing a public inconvenience, annoyance/alarm, or recklessly creating a risk to another. The state police trooper who filed the charges testified and was cross-examined. Following the hearing, all charges were dismissed.

Home invasion robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. All of the charges were dismissed.

Aggravated assault. All charges were dismissed.

Simple assault. All charges were dismissed.

Terroristic threats with the intent to terrorize. All charges were Dismissed.

Simple assault and terroristic threats. After a preliminary hearing where the 12 year-old testified that he was assaulted and threatened, the court dismissed all charges.

CHARGES/SENTENCE REDUCED

Criminal trespassing into family home. Client entered into a home via the 1st floor kitchen window. We negotiated with the ADA to drop the felony 2 charge to a misdemeanor 3. Additionally, our client shall apply for ARD for the trespass charge. Once ARD is successfully completed, our client may file for an expungement of charge.

Felony offense-cocaine (2.7 grams) reduced to possession of cocaine. Attorney Marinaro successfully negotiated a felony drug offense to a misdemeanor possession.

Driving with a suspended license, DUI-related. Following negotiations, client plead guilty to driving without a license 1501 and was fined $200.00. Client avoids mandatory 60 days in LCP, $1,000 fine, and additional 1-year license suspension.

Burglary; criminal trespass; theft by unlawful taking; criminal mischief. Our client forced his way into the front door of the victim's residence and stole personal property. During the commission of the crime, the victim/owner of the home entered the residence. Client jumped out a window and fled on foot. Our client had six misdemeanor prior convictions, but through successful negotiations, he avoided a state prison guideline sentence. He was sentenced to 9 to 23 months incarceration, to be served in the Dauphin County Prison. He was granted immediate work-release. The criminal trespass and theft charges were withdrawn by the commonwealth.

Driving with suspended license because of a prior DUI. Client was facing mandatory 60 days in jail with discretionary jail time up to 90 days. Furthermore, our client's license would be revoked for an additional two years. Attorney Marinaro negotiated the charge down to driving without a valid license. The successful negotiation resulted in the client not going to jail and having no additional license suspension.

Burglary/criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of instrument of a crime. Our client and two co-defendants attempted to enter the Bon Ton Department Store at the Park City Center during the early morning hours. Attorney Marinaro negotiated to reduce the crime to attempted criminal trespass. Our client was in possession of instruments of crime; namely, two crow bars, latex gloves, a CPS unit and a wig. Our client had an extensive criminal record - he was sentenced to SCI and made eligible for boot camp. Supervision was transferred to client's home state of Maryland. Boot camp was an excellent result for this particular client.

Delivery of heroin and cocaine. The State Attorney General disbanded a six-figure heroin operation by charging 11 suspects. Attorney Marinaro represented a client during an open court plea. Following presentation, client was sentenced to a time-served sentence in the Lancaster County Prison.

Possession of a controlled substance. Our client was facing up to two years in prison for these charges. Marinaro Law negotiated a resolution at the preliminary hearing for a guilty plea to one count of possession of paraphernalia.

Parole/probation violation. Our client violated probation by showing up for a scheduled parole meeting with alcohol on his breath. After argument, the court sentenced our client to time served (45 days) and release on the scram bracelet for 6 months.

Felony-aggravated assault. Following negotiations at the preliminary hearing, Michael Marinaro persuaded the prosecution to reduce the felony-aggravated assault charge to a misdemeanor-simple assault count. Our client was placed on probation for 2 years.

Felony possession with intent to distribute a large quantity of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. The school zone carries a mandatory 2-year sentence in the state correctional institution. The government alleged our client was a passenger in a car when an undercover police officer entered the car to purchase the drugs from the driver. The driver handed the money to our client, who was seated in the front passenger seat. Attorney Marinaro negotiated for our client to plead no contest, no admission, no jail time.

Dependency action. Our client was involved in a dependency action as a result of the alleged sexual assault of her daughter at her residence. Our firm was able to secure the return of the child to her residence in a period of four months.

Simple assault. Our client was charged with placing a shotgun in his girlfriend's face during an argument. In a negotiated resolution, our firm was able to eliminate our client's exposure to a prison sentence. Our client was sentenced to only two years of probation, rather than looking at a lengthy prison sentence.

13th violation of driving while operating privileges suspended. Our client was facing a mandatory sentence of 30 days of jail and a 1-year suspension of his driver's license. The firm was able to negotiate a resolution of his charges that involved no mandatory jail sentence and no one-year suspension of his driver's license.

Identity theft, Access device fraud. Marinaro Law negotiated with the commonwealth to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor. Further, we negotiated a sentence of only one-year probation for both counts.

Retail theft. The theft was various items from Kohl's store in Park City Center. In order to prevent our client from having a criminal record, which may have impacted his management position, Marinaro Law successfully negotiated a plea to one count of disorderly conduct, graded as a summary offense.

Possession of heroin. After aggressive negotiation, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to disorderly conduct (no jail time or fine).

Embezzlement. Client stole approximately $200,000.00 and reimbursed the victim about $60,000.00. Restitution remains at $122,769.00. Attorney Marinaro negotiated a sentence for his client to serve one year on house arrest.

Aggravated assault. Attorney Marinaro represented our client in an aggravated assault felony case. After aggressive negotiation with the prosecutor, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the aggravated assault felony count for a guilty plea to simple assault.

Various criminal offenses for holding a handgun to his daughter's head, including but not limited to terroristic threats. Our firm successfully resolved our client's case at the preliminary hearing for a negotiated probationary plea of three years, which can be reduced to two years if he follows the terms of probation. Furthermore, Marinaro Law Firm successfully reduced his bail from $500,00.00 to unsecured bail to ensure T.B.'s release from jail.

Robbery. In an attempt to support her habit, our client ripped a Kindle Fire out of the hands of the victim on the street. Marinaro Law successfully negotiated a reduction of the charges and probationary sentence. Prior to negotiations, our client was more than likely looking at a lengthy prison sentence.

DUI, false ID. Our client was stopped for a traffic violation, and provided the officer with a false name. Client was subsequently arrested for DUI, providing a false ID, and related offenses. Attorney Marinaro filed a pretrial motion challenging the sufficiency of the DUI charge. Before the bench trial, the DUI was dismissed. Client plead guilty to false ID.

Aggravated assault. Following negotiations, defendant was sentenced to serve nine months in the Lancaster County Prison, a far cry from a state prison sentence he was facing. Our client faced a major aggravated assault case in which he was charged with repeatedly punching a sleeping the victim in the face, causing multiple facial fractures requiring intense trauma care.

Retail theft. The loss was a mere $32.48, after our client transferred a pair of shes into a box with a lower price; however, this was the defendant's second retail theft. Attorney Marinaro negotiated with the assistant district attorney and the arresting officer for the defendant to plead to a summary offense only.

Retail theft. This was the client's second retail theft. Attorney Marinaro negotiated a plea to a summary offense with no probation.

DUI. Client had a high blood alcohol level and was facing jail time. After showing the client's version of what happened and pointing out mitigating factors, attorney Marinaro was able to achieve a no-jail resolution for the client.

Theft from a motor vehicle; criminal conspiracy; receiving stolen property. Marinaro Law Firm successfully negotiated a resolution of the charges at the magisterial district judge level in exchange for plea to only one count of criminal mischief. The resolution allowed the defendant to not only have a theft charge removed from his record, which most likely would interfere with his present and future employment opportunities, but resolved the matter before the case proceeded to the court of common pleas.

Second-offense DUI. Our client was observed crossing the double yellow line three times with the driver's side tires. According to the expert, he was under the influence of marijuana. Following review of discovery, attorney Marinaro negotiated to have our client serve five days of incarceration, followed by six months of probation. This DUI called for a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days incarceration, followed by 5 years of probation. The sentence was a significant departure from the mandatory minimum sentence in both jail and probation.

Criminal mischief, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicles or property. As a result of Marinaro Law Firm negotiations with the commonwealth, the charge of criminal mischief was withdrawn with the payment of full restitution. Further, the firm successfully negotiated a fine only for the summary charge, which is punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

Theft. Our client was extradited from the state of Florida to face the said charge, and his bail was set at $100,000.00. Attorney Marinaro negotiated for the defendant to plead guilty to a M-3 charge and pay restitution of $770.56 to the victim. Our client was immediately released from prison and his family transported him back to his home state.

Stealing Christmas packages. During the investigation, police found more than 1,000 items at the defendant's home that they believed to be stolen. Marinaro Law litigated the matter and our client was found to be guilty of 36 charges from the original 99. Our client was sentenced to 6 months of house arrest, followed by 2 1/2 years of probation.

Stalking; simple assault; harassment. Kirby Kopp was charged with spanking his wife with a spoon on multiple occasions. Following the close of the evidence, the presiding judge dismissed the simple assault charge on the firm's motion for a directed verdict. The jury returned a verdict of guilty on the remaining charges. Following an article in the local paper, the news of the verdict went worldwide with newspapers and television stations picking up the story based on the unusual facts involving a husband disciplining his wife by spanking her with a wood spoon.

Drug possession. Despite our client being caught with cocaine, OxyContin, heroin and marijuana, Attorney Marinaro negotiated to have the client plead guilty at the preliminary hearing for probation. Case closed at preliminary hearing level.

Probation/parole violation. Despite our client having two previous violations of probation/parole, our firm successfully argued that our client should be released on a time-served sentence. The judge agreed with Marinaro Law in that our client was amenable to treatment and not a threat to the community.

Retail theft. Despite being charged with a second-offense retail theft offense, our firm successfully negotiated the charge down to a summary offense. With his skillful negotiations, Marinaro Law changed our client's potential sentence from a maximum of 5 years' incarceration down to a $300.00 fine.

Aggravated assault. Our client stabbed the victim with a knife during a fight. The prosecution was prepared to present the testimony of the victim, as well as three eyewitnesses to the said assault. Moreover, our client was covered with the victim's blood when interviewed by the police. The guidelines called for a term of 9-16 months incarceration. The defendant entered into an open court guilty plea and was sentenced to probation only.

Various drug charges.The court agreed with our firm that the appropriate sentence would be a time-served sentence. Our client had been previously incarcerated for about four months in the Lancaster County Prison.

Retail theft. Attorney Marinaro negotiated for the client to plead guilty at the preliminary hearing to a summary charge. The guilty plea to the summary (S) offense required no supervised probation and a $50.00 fine.

Simple assault (domestic violence), terroristic threats (domestic violence), and two counts of indirect criminal contempt for violating an existing protection from abuse order. In a negotiated guilty plea, our firm successfully negotiated a plea of 6 months to 23 months incarceration. Due to our client's prior record score, our client was looking at a sentence in a state correctional institution.

DUI. Our client was operating his Honda Civic when he was pulled over by the Northwest Regional Police Department. His eyes were dilated and he appeared paranoid to the arresting officer. Our client stated that he ingested a substance from a container marked "pump I." The container was located in the car. A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) employed by the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) reported that the defendant was under the influence of bath salts and a nerve stimulant. Our firm successfully argued to reduce the DUI charge to public drunkenness, a summary charge. This would have been the defendant's second conviction for DUI in 10 years. Our client avoided at least 90 days in jail, an 18-month license suspension and 5 years of probation, at least a $1,500.00 minimum fine, mandatory 1-year ignition interlock requirement and numerous classes regarding highway safety and drug/alcohol prevention.

Robbery. Our client was arrested shortly after taking only $1,055.00 in US currency from a bank. Some of the money given to our client included "bait money" with an electronic tracking device. Subsequently, our client was arrested and confessed. Following an open court guilty plea in which attorney Marinaro presented several character witnesses, the court sentenced the defendant to 1 year less 1 day to 2 years less 1 day, followed by 3 years probation.

Simple assault. Our client shoved someone else's head into a wall repeatedly, causing visible injuries that were photographed by the police. Our client was arrested for a parole Violation because of the new charges. Attorney Marinaro negotiated for a harassment ummary offense to secure his client's release from prison and a withdrawal of the parole violation.

DUI. Our client was denied ARD because he was not a US citizen and did not have a valid U.S. driver's license. The defendant entered into an open court plea of guilty. Marinaro presented several character witnesses, including his employers. The court sentenced our client to a term of 14 days house arrest. Counsel's request for house arrest was to avoid immigration consequences for his client, should he have been incarcerated in the Lancaster County Prison.

Parole violation. Our client was found to be in possession of firearms and other contraband in her residence . Following a hearing, the court terminated parole/probation.

Parole violation. Our client was charged with new felony offenses in Chester County. The court granted counsel's request for a time served sentence.

Robbery. Our client was involved in a robbery of several individuals. MH drove his accomplices to a residence in Little Britain Township to commit the robbery. MH's co-defendant exited the car with shotgun. The robbery went south and MH's co-defendant discharged the gun in the direction of the victim. Marinaro negotiated to have 4 of the 6 Felony counts withdrawn by the District Attorney. Furthermore, the 2 Felony charges MH plead guilty to were reduced from a grading of F- 1 to F-2, thus lowering his incarceration exposure. MH plead guilty to Robbery (F-2) and Criminal Conspiracy (F-2), crimes in which a shotgun was discharged at the victim during its commission. Following an open court plea, the court sentenced MH to serve 6 to 23 months, followed by 3 years probation. MH was made eligible for immediate work release.

Retail theft. Marinaro Law represented the aforementioned individuals at a preliminary hearing and negotiated a plea to one count each of disorderly conduct.

Multiple burglaries. The commonwealth was seeking a sentence of at least 10 years in prison for burglaries our client committed last year in Lancaster. Following a lengthy hearing, the court sentenced our client to time served. The court was well aware of the personal difficulties our client had experienced as a child, and that our client had testified as a victim in an unrelated criminal matter before the sentencing judge.

Multiple burglaries and break-ins. Our 19-year-old client was facing maximum prison penalties of 1,000-plus years of incarceration on the 59 combined counts. Our client pled guilty and was prepared to be sentenced. The prosecution was not prepared to proceed with sentencing by not notifying the burglary victims. The court ordered our client released on unsecured bail.

First-degree murder. Our client was not convicted of first-degree murder or third-degree murder, but was convicted of voluntary manslaughter. Attorney Marinaro asked for an outright acquittal, arguing that the victim threw a "vicious punch" at his client before his client, in self-defense, responded with lethal force. The jury returned with the verdict after 5 hours of deliberation.

Owning and Operating a Chop Shop. Attorney Marinaro negotiated to have 12 of the 14 felony charges withdrawn. Our defendant plead guilty, nolo contendere, and was sentenced to 3 years probation. Marinaro requested the court to transfer his clients probation to the Bronx, New York.

ARD PROGRAMS

Criminal attempt burglary, criminal attempt trespass, loitering and prowling at night, and public drunkenness. Based on extenuating circumstances and after facing the district attorneys' ARD panel, our client, from Ontario, Canada, was accepted into the ARD Program.

Theft. Our client entered ARD and received 18 months' probation. Upon completion of probation, our client's record will be expunged.

Interference with custody of a child. This charge is a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to 7 years in jail and a 15K fine. Attorney Marinaro represented two defendants facing this charge and negotiated for them to be admitted into the ARD program. Upon completion of the program, the felony charges shall be expunged.

Multiple counts of retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. Our firm negotiated with the prosecution for our client to be admitted into the drug court program. If client completes the drug court program, her charges will be dismissed and she will avoid a criminal record.

DUI. This was our client's third arrest for DUI in the span of 30 years. At the time of his arrest, WC had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.25%. We successfully represented our client before the high BAC panel of the Office of the District Attorney, and our client was accepted by the court in to the accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) program.

DUI. Our client faced the Lancaster County District Attorney's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) Panel. Our client was well-prepared for questioning, and was accepted into the ARD program.