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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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302 Questions Answered

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.
Q. I have a dwi ticket last weekend and this is my first dwi and have been arrested 2 times before four 1 was dismist
A: You fail to ask a question which we can answer. DUI/DWI law is highly technical and evolving. Talk to an attorney in the jurisdiction where you got the ticket and make sure your rights are protected.
Q. How should I go about this warrant? Can I get it lifted?
A: The only way to get a felony warrant lifted is to appear in front of the issuing authority. They will process you and set bail. Its always a good idea to have local counsel as they can usually arrange to do everything at once which speeds up the process. There is no burden on the Commonwealth to contact you and get your side of the story. They usually do because people invariably dig the hole deeper when they talk to the police. Any conversation you have with anyone about this case should be done through an attorney as they cant use the attorneys words against you. Remember, charged is not the same as convicted, you very well may have defenses or diversion program options that will leave you without a criminal history. The biggest mistake you can make is trying to go it alone. Remember, they can pick you up at any time on a felony warrant so get help soon.
Q. Phone Seizure Questions, Please Help
A: You don't pose a question to be answered. Search and seizure law is pretty broad and fact specific. You can retry to post here but remember this an open forum and facts stated here can be used against you. Or you can consult local counsel and see if they can assist.
Q. my granddaughter just got a DUI, also charged with evading arrest (she lead police on a high speed chase) and resisting
A: Hopefully she is taking this seriously, and is already in an inpatient facility for treatment. This is a third offense DUI with a potential mandatory 1 year of incarceration. The additional charges just make it absolutely worse. She needs to hire an attorney. She may have defenses but there may also be ways out of serving this sentence in State Prison.
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The Law Offices of Ryan L. Hyde
600 Eagleview Boulevard, Suite 300
Exton , PA 19341
Telephone: (484) 886-4271