Altoona Crime

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  • Sentencings

    Thursday Aug 20 | via Altoona Mirror 

    The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting.


    Related Topix: Blair County, PA, Martinsburg, PA, Altoona, PA

  • Teen, grandpa die in fire caused by discarded mariju...

    Thursday Aug 20 | via KAUZ 

    A grand jury has voted not to file charges against two police officers for fatally shooting a man who defied orders by stepping out of a car with his hands raised during a traffic stop, a killing captured by their... A grand jury has voted not to file charges against two police officers for fatally shooting a man who defied orders by stepping out of a car with his hands raised during a traffic stop, a killing captured by their patrol... ALTOONA, Pa. - A 15-year-old boy and his disabled Vietnam veteran grandfather have been killed in an apartment fire caused by a marijuana pipe the man had been smoking, authorities said.


    Related Topix: Marijuana, Altoona, PA, Life, Veteran Affairs

  • BASE Astros pick up emotional win over Martella's Ph...

    Friday Aug 14 | via Erie Times News 

    Boston certainly didn" t act like a new AAABA franchise that had showed up late for the 71st tournament and brought along metal bats on Thursday night. When they faced Johnstown" s Martella" s Pharmacy, the BASE Astros played as though they were grizzled veterans before the crowd of over 4,000, stealing a 3-1 victory from previously unbeaten Martella" s.


    Related Topix: Sports, Sports Etc.

Altoona Law

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...
My friend got charged with underage drinking reading .023 can she fight the ticket in court?
she is 19 years old with a body weight about 120
Unlike DUI's there is not a clear cut reading that usually has to be demonstrated to show underage drinking - just a...
What should we do about his license?
My boyfriend got his 3rd dui in 2008. His case is adjudicated and he is still awaiting sentencing. Nothing have been said about the case since November 2008. He wants to get his license and Harrisburg said he can but he doesn't know what to do about the unfinished case.
I would have him talk with his attorney who is representing him in the case in which he is awaiting sentencing.