Review from Retired Pennsylvania State Trooper
I am a recently retired Pennsylvania State Trooper living in Erie Pa. On September 10th 2016 my son attended the Pitt Penn State football game at Heinz Field with some friends. My son 27 year old son and his friends tailgated pregame and my son unfortunately tailgated to excess. As he and his friends were leaving the stadium post-game, my intoxicated son inappropriately touched a female attendant and engaged in an argument with an officer. He was immediately arrested, detained and transported to a holding facility for processing. He was charged with sexual assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness. I was made aware of my son’s arrest by one of his friends. After I was able to obtain more information and locate my son, I immediately began reaching out to my previous co workers in Pittsburgh.
As a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper living in Erie County Pennsylvania it was extremely beneficial to have a network of friends in the Pittsburgh Police. A few phone calls were made and I was able to get information and strong endorsements from my police officer friends for attorney David Shrager. I immediately phoned attorney Shrager and he wholeheartedly agreed to represent my son. He instantly formed a plan of action and assured me and my family that he would represent my son to the best of his ability.
On November 7th a preliminary hearing was held in Pittsburgh. Attorney Shrager was able to work with the arresting officer and the attending assistant district attorney to resolve the charges filed against my son. The sexual assault, harassment, and public drunkenness were withdrawn and in a plea agreement my son pled guilty to a summary charge of disorderly conduct. Thanks to attorney Shrager, my son will not be required to register as a sex offender or have a criminal record.