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  • Two Common Pleas Court judges up for retention

    Sunday Nov 1 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Two of Blair County's five Common Pleas Court judges will be up for retention during Tuesday's general election, and both say they are asking for voter support so they can continue their successful specialty court programs. Judge Daniel J. Milliron, 60, a former Altoona mayor and school board member, has spent the past decade in charge of Blair County's Driving Under the Influence Court in which drivers arrested multiple times for DUI go through an intensive treatment program that includes a short jail sentence accompanied by regular testing for alcohol or drugs.


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Altoona Law

Does a judge agree with DA plea deals?
I was recently convicted of my second DUI. I blew on the second tier. My first was pretty bad and lost my license for a year, then lost it for another year for driving without it. My first was nine years ago. The DA agreed to just probation and that I can keep my license. How likely is this? Can a judge over turn their decision?
Judges rarely dont accept negotiated pleas. What you are describing, however, is an illegal sentence. DUIs carry...
Can I be issued a license to carry firearms in pa?
convicted of dui in 1978
A dui is a misdemeanor usually, and would not mean that your right to possess firearms was removed from you. Have you...
What is the ARD program? And what all is involved if you do it and it wasn't for drugs or alcohol?
I'm being charged with falsify information to purchase a gun. I lied on the application. It asked if you were ever committed to a state mental institution which I didn't think that mental health counted because it wasn't a state run mental institution it was just a part of the hospital. Torrance is the state mental facility not Altoona hospital behavioral health. So I really didn't believe the answer to be true. So now I'm being charged with a felony and someone mentioned the ARD program. I thought that was just for drug or alcohol related charges.
Consult with an attorney from Altoona. You may be eligible for ARD in your county. ARD is usually offered to first time...
How long do you think my license is suspended?
I have 3 under age drinking charges I have plead guilty to and I am currently paying off the fines in a timely manner. My first was in 2011 and it was suspended for 3 months and then my last 2 were in 2014
You can find out exactly how long your license is suspended by calling DMV. You may even be able to get it off their...
Will I receive an underage drinking citation in the mail?
I am 19 year old female and I was at a party where the police showed up. The cops separated into groups, I was speaking the cop I was assigned to and was breathalyzed and blew a 0.142 and said yes I was drinking. I gave them all of my information saying to him and say that my dad was a lawyer and that I wanted to become a doctor, Ive never gotten in trouble before not even a speeding ticket, and if there was anything he could do to not give me an underage. I don't recall everything he said but I think it was- theres nothing I can do. He then went to someone else and spoke to the other officer and came back and asked us to call a cab. I left with nothing and I believe 27 other people left with paper citations. do you think a summons will come in the mail since I gave them all my info?
It is probable. Though only a summary offense, an underage is serious because it will result in a suspension of your...
I was arrested for as dui and hit and run I swiped the side of a parked car not realizing I hit at my
home , police pulled up and arrested me I had not realized I hit a car ...i have no record no accidents and this is my first dui i had the highest rate of alcohol . cant afford a lawyer I dont qualify for free lawyer im scared abd don't know what to do
You are facing serious charges.You should also post no further about this matter on a public forum like Avvo. Consult a...
When does a license usually start being suspended after a DUI?
My daughters dad got into the ARD program after a DUI. The date for this was set on 8/5/2014, the DL-21 was sent to PennDOT on 8/18/2014. When does the 60 day suspension start? He has been driving around with my daughter and has not notified me about any of this. I found it on the docket sheet website. If it is suspended and he is picking my daughter up, what can I do to stop it?
The license suspension commences when PennDOT is notified by the court that an operator license is subject to...