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  • Journey drummer Deen Castronovo arrested, charged wi...

    Wednesday Jun 17 | via WPXI 

    Deen Castronovo, drummer for the hit band Journey, has been released from a jail in Marion County, Oregon, after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge, , Castronovo, 50, was arrested Sunday at his Salem home and charged with fourth-degree domestic violence assault and menacing. He reportedly was arraigned Tuesday.

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  • Ex-Baltimore Ravens cheerleader pleads guilty to rap...

    Wednesday Jun 17 | via WPXI 

    Molly Shattuck, 48, was arrested last fall and charged in connection with a sexual relationship involving a 15-year-old, The Associated Press reported . Her guilty plea to one count of fourth-degree rape "leaves her branded as a felon and a sex offender," according to the Sun .

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  • Wilkins Twp. man found shot, killed inside home with...

    Monday Jun 15 | via WPXI 

    Authorities said five children, along with other family members, were in the home on Highland Avenue at the time of the shooting. According to Allegheny County Police Assistant Superintendent James Morton, two men, one white, the other black, walked into the home around 3 p.m. One of the men reportedly went to the basement with the victim, who the medical examiner later identified as Jerit Love, 32. Morton said the pair allegedly got into an argument and shots were fired.

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Butler Law

Pennsylvania 1st DUI ARD eligibility requirements?
I am a 29 yr old female and recently received a dui in Butler county, Pennsylvania. The night of my dui my BAC was rather high at approx .26. I'm concerned over my eligibility for entrance into the ARD program. Granted this is my first DUI, but I received an underage drinking when I was 19, and also was arrested on an assault charge approx 5 years ago against my previous boyfriend. The charges were ultimately dropped, therefore my assumption is they will have no bearing on the judges decision to offer ARD. Other then the two above mentioned issues I've had a clean record with the exception of a few traffic violations (speeding). My last concern has to do with the scram ankle bracelet. Is this something that the judge would typically issue for a first dui? ARD eligible?
Contact a local qualified criminal defense attorney to review your case, your options and possible defenses. Many of us...
Do I need a DUI attorney?
I was recently arrested in Butler County, PA for a first time DUI. I have absolutely no criminal record, and was wondering if attorney representation is required for acceptance into the ARD program?
Yes, you absolutely must have an attorney. It is required. In fact, I have represented clients for DUI in Bradford...
Will I be removed from ARD
I am currently in the ARD program and have been since October 7th. Part of the requirements to get through it was 25 hours of community service and have proof of that within 30 days of completion of the ARD program. I completed those hours but made a mistake and thought I was finished on April 7th instead of March 7th. I just received a letter in the mail for a ARD re-hearing for failure to complete community service. Again, I completed my community service I just made a mistake of when it was due is there anything I can do to avoid the hearing and if not is there anyway to not get removed from the program because of my mistake
Hard to say. Since you did finish the community service requirement there is a reasonable chance they will just give...
In Pa if serving mandatory 2 months for driving while suspended DUI must he serve the 2 months or get time off good behavior
Currently he is serving mandatory in Butler
I believe he could receive some good time-earned time, to reduce it by a few days. The prison system, and possibly a...
I was drinking and driving and caused an accident with injuries this is my first time ive drank and drove what am i facing
BAC was done at hospital it was .186
I primarily practice in Butler County so I can speak to this specifically. Generally, if you have no prior offenses...
Are you drug tested while on the ard program in PA
The ard is for marijuanna possession
Please refer to my response to your first question on this subject. Good luck.
How long after your hearing to get accepted into the ARD program do you actually meet with your probation officer
My ard would be small possession of marijuana
Completely dependent on the County. In some counties, it is on the day are admitted to ARD. In others it could be 30...