PRACTICE AREASConsumer Debt
As a debtor you have rights! The government has provided strict guidelines for collection agencies to follow. When these guidelines are not adhered to then you may be entitled to recovery. You can find the guidelines here , the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Maybe it's too late and the collectors are already on your report. Are they reporting accurately? Is this really your account? If you are unsure about the accuracies on your credit report or need help with repairing the deficiencies on your report, Alpha Omega Law can help you.
Have you been in an auto accident? This process can be tiresome, confusing and leave you with little to recover if not handled thoroughly. Alpha Omega will assist you with your auto accident claim and assist you in recovering the maximum. Fighting insurance companies can be tricky and you need someone working for you, not building a case against you.
If you have been hurt or injured in an auto accident schedule a free appointment with Alpha Omega to discuss your options.
Contract law can be complicated even when it does not have to be. Attorney Adams has had great success in representing clients who have struggled with or have been bound by contracts. Such contracts include but are not limited to:
- Commercial Credit
- Automobile Loans
- Automobile Warranties
- Leasing Documents (landlord/tenant)
Don't give up just because you "think" you are bound by a contract. Allow Alpha Omega Law Firm to look over your contract with you and discuss any possible options you may have.
Every Person Is Entitled To A Defense!
When a person is charged with a crime, the process can be overwhelming, intimidating and quite frankly frightening. Kelly Adams is available to help guide you through the process, face the challenges and with your interest in the forefront obtain the fairest outcome. We are here to help you with your case. We take pride in providing our clients with the personal attention they deserve while providing legal advice. Recently, Kelly celebrated a successful outcome fora client charged with Felony 3 Insurance Fraud.
Many people have made mistakes in their lives that have led to criminal convictions. As a result these records follow you and may even affect your job search and earning potential. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. §9122 et. seq is the relevant statute for Pennsylvania expungements. Expungement is a legal process to clear your criminal record of convictions or arrests. Once a record is expunged, that record is inaccessible to the general public.
If you have been convicted of a summary offense of which you plead guilty, had the citation dismissed or completed an Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) you may be eligible. You must have satisifed all the terms and conditions of your sentence and be free of arrest or conviction for 5 years following your disposition.
If you are 70 years or older and have not been arrested or prosecuted for 10 years following your release from incarceration, your criminal history qualifies for expungement.
If you think you are eligible or would like more information schedule an appointment to speak to us today.
POST CONVICTION RELIEF ACT
Post Conviction Relief (PCRA) can be a complicated area of law. Pennsylvania and Federal law allow for convicted criminal defendants to file a petition under the Post Conviction Relief Act for particular reasons. Here is the relevant statute, 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 9541 et. seq. It is important to note that this is an appeals process but is completely different and separate from direct appeals. However, much like direct appeals, PCRA petitions have strict time guidelines.
Many people wonder if they are eligible to file a PCRA petition. First, to determine eligibility, the convicted defendant, at the time relief is granted, must be on probation or parole, serving time in prison, or sentenced to death. After this element is met, time becomes very important.
Generally there is a 1 year time frame given to file this petition. This means 1 year from the time judgment becomes final, including direct appeals.
For example, there is a conviction at the trial level Jan 1, 2014. Defendant files a direct appeal and the conviction is affirmed February 2015. The year starts from February 2015, not January 2014.
TIME LIMIT EXCEPTIONS
Like most rules, there are exceptions to the 1 year rule to file the petition. These exceptions are limited and very precise. Such exceptions are
· Government interference with presenting the claim
· Newly discovered evidence, or
· A newly recognized constitutional right which applies retroactively.
Newly discovered evidence is mostly brought to the attention of this office. It is important to understand that newly discovered to you, does not necessarily qualify the evidence as newly discovered and entitle you to instant relief. There are also many exceptions here and if you think that new evidence has become available feel free to call our office at (610) 222-6122.
Attorney Adams will travel to Pennsylvania State Correction Facilities to meet with potential clients. Please call the office if you are in need of this consultation.
To Schedule a free consultation at the office, please call (610) 222-6122. Alpha Omega Law Firm is located at 1382 Naamans Creek Rd Garnet Valley, PA. A consultation can be scheduled by appointment only in the Philadelphia office at 1528 Walnut Street Suite 1401 Philadelphia PA 19102