Tamaqua Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Gambling history allowed in trial

    Wednesday Jul 27 | via Times News 

    Prosecutors will be allowed to submit Tamaqua restaurateur Alfonso Picone's gambling debt, tax liens, and a 2002 conviction for failing to pay sales tax as evidence at his trial on Aug. 29, a Schuylkill County judge ruled Tuesday. President Judge William E. Baldwin also will allow defense attorney Nicholas Quinn to question one of the victims to see if he is competent to testify.


    Related Topix: Tamaqua, PA, Schuylkill County, PA

  • Tamaqua man tased following vehicle theft

    Saturday Jul 23 | via Times News 

    Tamaqua Police received a call Friday morning from a victim who reported that his vehicle was taken from his home without permission. Off duty officers spotted the car on Clay Street and saw Phillip Michael "Mike" Ryan, 26, get behind the steering wheel. 6 comments

    Related Topix: Tamaqua, PA, Drugs, Schuylkill County, PA, Pottsville, PA

  • Lehighton man who fled police sentenced

    Friday Jul 8 | via Times News 

    A Lehighton man whose attempt at running from a Tamaqua police officer last year ended up with both being shocked by a Taser will spend up to two years behind bars after admitting to committing drug-related crimes in Schuylkill County. Brad E. Sutton, 37, was charged by Tamaqua police with manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, four counts of possessing a controlled substance he was not authorized to have, and driving while his operating privileges were suspended or revoked on Oct. 27, 2015.


    Related Topix: Lehighton, PA, Tamaqua, PA, Drugs, Schuylkill County, PA

Tamaqua Law

Can we fight a charge of 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b) due to DUI related offense that has been served?
Was stopped on 09/29/11 due to expired registration plates. My license had been suspended in 2008 due to DUI offense, and had completed outpatient treatment, paid the correct fines and was currently waiting to have our D.O.T to advise where to have Interlock ignition placed. During the traffic stop, car was parked at shopping center parking lot, was moved onto main highway where officer was waiting for vehicle to be moved and stopped .5 miles up the street. I was mailed summons of 75 pa 1543(b), 75 pa 1786(f) and 75 pa 1301 (a); and was advised by court to set payment plan in motion. however, contacted today to be advised that 1543(b) carries mandatory jail time and fines, and to plea 'not guilty' and hire public defender by the magistrate's office.
You are looking at a mandatory 60-90 days jail sentence if convicted. The law states that once suspended for DUI, then...
Points on License for NON- DUI or driving related Possession Conviction?
I received a letter from the PA Dept of Transportation after serving a six month driving suspension for misdemeanor possession of controlled substance (marij.) stating that, " upon restoration, PA law requires PennDOT to assign 5 points to your driving record (Section 1545 of the PA vehicle code). Your driving record now shows a total of 5 points." I'm just confused as to why points were added to my driving record when neither a car or driving were even remotely involved in my criminal case and from what I have skimmed of Section 1545 of the PA vehicle code it relates to Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Thank you for your help!
Unfortunately, PENNDOT has wide latitude to revoke, suspend, or add points to your license as long as the law allows it....
Is it legal to make an error on sworn statements by state trooper.should that breath test not be aloud as evidence
dui jury trial found breath machine test time on paper was 7:08 am at police barracks trooper file on sworn statement it was taken at 6:35 am
First, errors get made all of the time. Is it legal?? Sure. Is it good for the commonwealth?? Depends on the other...
Can I buy a gun with a DUI on my record in the state of Pennsylvania?
I want to buy a Mosin Nagent, which is a WWII rifle. I want the gun because it is a very cool piece of history. Anyway I have a DUI I had gotten back in 2013 and was wondering if I am legally allowed to purchase a firearm. I am worried if I go try to buy the gun and I'm not legally allowed to I will get into trouble. I'm not on probation or anything like that and have completed the ARD program quite a while ago. I have no other criminal background except for my DUI, so in the state of PA is it legal to buy a firearm with a DUI on my record?
If you got ARD for your DUI then you do not have a conviction for that offense. If you otherwise have a clear record...
I've been charged with a dui and a 1543b does that mean I have to do jail time no matter what?
My liscence was suspended for a dui 17 years ago, I've had a few driving under suspensions since then. And I have 2 dui pending. One has not been scheduled for court yet and I just got the other a couple weeks ago.
I am not licensed in Pennsylvania, so out of respect for any experienced DUI attorney from PA who answers your question...
Will I have charges on my record still?
I was arrested for Dui minor dui gen imp. duo controlled substance dui comb alcohol \drugs. purchase of minor and a wrong lane violation. this is my first offence all of them I was accepted into ard. and have a court date coming I was wondering on paperwork charges going to court were Dui. minor. dui general imp. and the purchase and traffic lane will I still have these on my record in my county I believe it charges you with summary offences but I'm not sure how it works
If you successfully complete ARD the charges for which are entered in ARD are eligible to be expunged. Some counties...
Im 20 years old and was recently in a car accident charged with 3802 D2*(lead) Dui: controlled substance- impaired ability-1st
This is my first dui offense ever and the report says i had 82ng/ml of Xanax in my blood and its not prescribe. my other charges were driving while suspended- 3rd charge and disregard traffic lane. is there a way to get this duo completely off my record and maybe get a temporary license to go to school and back? i will go to any classes and pay any fines i already have a summary retail theft on my record so it might be tricky to get into a healthcare career. i can't wait till 2018 to get my license and go back to school how will i get back and forth to a good paying job to pay all these fines. overall i need to know how to get the DUI completely gone and can i get a temporary license so i can continue to go to school and clinical. if i can't get health career (X-ray) I won't do anything.
There are a lot of moving parts relating to your situation, your best bet is to retain a criminal defense attorney who...