Case List 5

Attorney Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. can guarantee no results in any particular case because each case has its own unique characteristics. Just because Mr. Lauer might be able to get charges against one client dismissed, he may not be able to get another client's charges dismissed for the same reasons. In no manner should this analysis of cases be interpreted as a promise, guarantee, or representation that a client will receive any particular result.

Commonwealth v. K

The defendant was stopped by Shiremanstown Police Department on January 1, 2004 at 105 hours. The defendant was stopped for careless driving and subsequently given field sobriety tests and arrested for driving under the influence. The defendant provided a preliminary breath test with a result of .16%. The defendant was subsequently given an intoxilyzer test with a result of .11%. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant at the preliminary hearing and had the entire DUI charge dismissed and the charges were reduced to public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Commonwealth v. F

The defendant was charged in Cumberland County Court on December 3, 2003 with five felony counts of fraud and five counts of misdemeanor fraud. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant at the preliminary hearing and had all five felony counts dismissed. As a result of getting the felonies dismissed, the defendant was eligible for ARD and eventually have her record expunged.

Commonwealth v. T

The defendant was arrested on November 29, 2003 in Dauphin County by the Highspire Police Department. The defendant had a prior record for DUI and was facing thirty days in jail. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant and had the charges modified to reckless endangerment, thus saving the defendant from potentially serving a mandatory thirty-day jail sentence and a year loss of license. As a result of the modification of the charges the defendant is potentially eligible for probation, but nevertheless, will avoid a mandatory one-year loss of license.

Commonwealth v. W

On March 8, 2003, the defendant was stopped, seized, and arrested by the West Shore Regional Police Department for allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. At the time the defendant was driving, he had suffered from medical injuries, i.e., a hip replacement and had ACL surgery on both knees about a year prior to his arrest. The defendant did not do well on field sobriety tests as a result of his medical injuries but was subsequently arrested and requested to submit to blood testing. The defendant refused to submit to blood testing. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant at the preliminary hearing and the charges were bound over for court. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant in the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County and the charges were amended to reckless endangerment, thus saving the defendant a one-year loss of license. Moreover, as a result of getting the charges amended to reckless endangerment, the defendant avoided the possibly of being labeled an habitual offender and thus Attorney Lauer saved the defendant a total of six years in license suspensions.

Commonwealth v. K

The defendant was arrested for rape, aggravated, indecent assault, and sexual assault in March of 2003. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing and all of the charges were bound over for court. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant in a two-day jury trial in Lebanon County and after two days of testimony the jury acquitted the defendant of all charges. The defendant was facing a minimum of five to six years in a state penitentiary were he convicted.