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Mr. Ryan L Hyde

Mr. Ryan L Hyde

The Law Offices of Ryan L. Hyde
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • Pennsylvania
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Ryan Hyde is an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor. In addition to handling hundreds of DUI cases through all stages of trial Ryan served as a DUI ARD Coordinator and as one of lead attorneys on Economic Crimes, Arson Crimes and Special Investigations Unit. Ryan has investigated and prosecuted dozens of complex economic crime cases, including securities fraud, political corruption and arson. As the deputy district attorney, Ryan gained insight into methods used against those charged with a criminal offense. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, he continues to capitalize on this knowledge to counsel his clients through the legal process. Ryan is available to help you with your legal needs. Contact him at (484) 886 - 4271 if you need representation.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Family Law
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Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney
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Zealously defend clients who have been charged with a crime in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks County.
Deputy District Attorney
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Federal Comercial Litigation
Villanova University School of Law
J.D. | law
Honors: Jessup International Oral Advocacy Competition
University of Arizona
University of Arizona
B.S. | Accounting & Finance
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Chester County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Montgomery County Bar Association
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Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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The Law Offices of Ryan L. Hyde
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306 Questions Answered

Q. Will this retail theft charge hold up in court?
A: It could. They could be charging you under conspiracy or accomplice liability which would make your actions chargeable depending on what they were. If they found that you were assisting the person then you could be culpable for their actions. I have seen guilty verdicts on this type of case. The defense of a matter such as this is highly fact sensitive. you should consult with a local attorney to work on your defense if you have been charged.
Q. If some one has a license to carry in the state they reside, however, got caught in NJ how much time can they receive?
A: I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Hall's advice I just write separately to point out that New Jersey has very stringent gun laws (reference the Eagles player who was arrested). It is important that this person meet with a New Jersey attorney to see if there are defenses/ programs available to him.
Q. Don't the police need probable cause to pull you over for a DUI?
A: Either probable cause or reasonable suspicion of a violation of the vehicle code. The level depends in the alleged violation. If you have questions about the stop talk to a local attorney. There are literally hundreds of cases on this issue.
Q. Can I refuse to be fingerprinted in a summory case that I have not been found guilty of? I am in Pennsylvania.
A: Theft by Unlawful taking is not a summary charge. You can refuse but the judge can revoke your bail. If its a summary case its pretty rare that they issue a finger print order.
Q. How can public drunkenness be removed from public records
A: The answer depends on the status of the case. If you were convicted, after 5 years of crime free behavior you can have it expunged. If the charge is still pending you should talk to an attorney about negotiating it out. Often times the officer will reduce the charge or even remove it if you meet certain conditions. If the charge was reduced or dismissed you can apply for expungement.
Q. Can a failed polygraph be a violation of Probation?
A: Yes it can be a violation. It is certainly challengeable if that is the sole reason for your violation. Therapeutic polygraphs are still unreliable. If you have concerns consult with your attorney.
Q. if you have been sentenced in pa to 20 years by guilty plea, is there still the possibility of taking it back to trial
A: Well at this stage his appellate rights have expired. He may have a cause of action under the post-conviction Relief act. But you don't cite to any reasons why he would. He probably should sit down with an attorney that works in the pcra area. They can see if there's any grounds for relief. At this stage of the game, however, there are few avenues that are likely to be
Q. I first got an underage when i was 17 and got penalized. I just now got a second underage drinking
A: Not really a question? If you are asking about the fines its up yo $1000. The license suspension is a year. Good course of action?? Plead not guilty and work something out with the officer. Best course of action? Plead not guilty and get an attorney to help you work it out. You need help. Not just legal help either. You have a drinking problem if you have been busted twice. Talk to your attorney and get an eval, may be able to lessen the severity of your actions.
Q. I was charged with dui. Impaired ability 1st offense. I did field sobriety, i don’t really know results. Cop said he
A: You can be charged with a crime whenever an officer believes there is probable cause that a crime was committed. This does not mean you will be convicted but it means the process has started. Saying there is no evidence is a grievous misunderstanding on your part. In a refusal case the officer's observations of you are sufficient for an arrest. Depending on the department, there may also be a video tape of your field sobriety tests. Again, this does not mean they are sufficient for a conviction. Marijuana refusal cases are tough on the Commonwealth. You should work with an attorney to identify potential suppression issues and look at your field sobriety tests to determine likely outcomes. Depending on what that video looks like you may have a very good defense.
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The Law Offices of Ryan L. Hyde
600 Eagleview Boulevard, Suite 300
Exton , PA 19341
Telephone: (484) 886-4271