Hazleton Crime

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  • Attorney requests psychiatrist to...

    Saturday Jul 11 | via Times News 

    Amir Edwards, who is accused of aggravated assault during a Tresckow supermarket robbery, and faces homicide charges in Luzerne County, needs a psychiatrist who would cost at least $3,000 to determine whether he might have a mental illness, his lawyer told a Carbon County judge Friday. Edward's confession may have been influenced by an undiagnosed mental illness, his court-appointed attorney, Adam R. Weaver, told Judge Joseph J. Matika.


    Related Topix: Tresckow, PA, Luzerne County, PA, Carbon County, PA, Hazleton, PA

  • Two men face charges after pair of shootings in Hazleton neighborhood

    Friday Jul 3 | via The Citizens' Voice 

    Two men who admitted to discharging weapons were charged with felonies following a pair of shootings two hours apart in a Hazleton neighborhood Wednesday. Hazleton police were twice dispatched to the area of Bennett Court, between East Maple and East Green streets, for gunshots around 12:40 p.m. and 2:47 p.m. Jonathan Alvarez, 25, Hazleton, was hit with a bullet during the second shooting and was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton for non-life-threatening injuries. 1 comment

    Related Topix: Hazleton, PA, Luzerne County, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 2 wounded, 5 in custody in 2 Hazleton shootings

    Jul 2, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice 

    ELLEN F. O'CONNELL/Staff PhotographerAs a Norfolk Southern train passes through, police from surrounding areas investigate the scene after two persons of interest who driving an all-terrain vehicle, pictured, and a dirt bike, were taken into custody to Hazletona TMs City Hall and two others fled on foot following a chase that police believe began at a shooting on East Green Street in Hazleton. One person was shot in the abdomen during the first shooting and later police responded to the same area for multiple shots being fired. 1 comment

    Related Topix: Extreme Sports, All Terrain Vehicles

  • Paterson man charged with a second shooting

    Jun 30, 2015 | via The Item 

    A Paterson man accused of shooting a 17-year-old Clifton girl on May 30 was arraigned Tuesday on a second charge that he attempted to kill another victim. Authorities have said Luis Polanco, 25, fired a gun into a van on Park Avenue in Paterson at 2 a.m., striking the Clifton teen in the back and seriously wounding her as she sat in the front passenger seat.


    Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Clifton, NJ, Passaic County, NJ

  • Baseball bat beating appeal denied

    Jun 29, 2015 | via Times News 

    A Superior Court panel of judges has denied the appeal of a Palmerton man serving up to 94 years in prison for his part in the baseball bat murder of a Hazleton man in September 2009. Shane D. Roof, 26, had pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy in the beating death of 21-year-old Anthony Locasio. 1 comment

    Related Topix: Palmerton, PA, Hazleton, PA, Schuylkill County, PA

Hazleton Law

Three years ago I got a dui ticket and my hearing keeps getting postponed, for serquel and I AM still can I still be guilty.
I had a one car accident the cops are trying to say that I was high at the time of my wreck from seraquel . my bac 84.5, my achlol level was 0.0 I been waiting three years to find out if I am guilty, I am still driving well on my meds and have had no more accidents.
Its possible you can still be found guilty. Seems strange to have gone on this long. I assume you have an hired...
If a policeman writes up your charges on his report incorrectly, is that enough for your case to get thrown out?
Thank you.
No. Very few police errors will result in a complete dismissal of charges. It's better to hire an attorney who can look...
Does the CRN and Drug & Alcohol assessment (because of refusal) have to be completed before the ARD application is submitted
and a decision made?
It depends upon the county but generally those items need to be completed before you will be accepted into the ARD...
Why did I get a DUI, house arrest and probation when there was absolutely no alcohol in my blood. Only my doc presc. pain meds?
Failure to maintain direction was the reason being pulled over. I maintained my direction and was going 2mph under posted limit since there were children playing with a ball on the near sidewalk. Also in a town with massive potholes. My friend had marijuana under his seat after allowing the officer to do a search. It was also in my system from the test. I have no driving violations? Driving an expensive car in a small town, my problem? I had multiple reconstructive surgeries and live with many chronic pain conditions. I am now struggling to keep my job I'm at for almost 5 years with countless promotions. Something does not seem right including my deadbeat attorney I have to drag answers out of.
The best answer is to check with your attorney, though considering your description, that sounds less than ideal....
What does luzerne county do to people pulled over for no reason and stopped for a 2nd non dui related driving under suspension
Luzerne county
Luzerne County does nothing. Initially, a Magisterial District Judge will decide whether you are guilty or not guilty...
How do you go about getting info. expunged
Dui expunngements
It depends on the disposition of the case. if the DUI resulted in ARD and successful completion of the ARD, you are...
A friend out on parole for dui 6 years ago. got pulled over for a non Dui. driving on a suspended license.is there jail time
Will there be jail time
If it is in fact a non-DUI suspended license violation, there is no mandatory jail time. However, jail is technically a...