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Jones Day advocates for veteran in probation violation hearing

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Jones Day Pittsburgh attorneys Jeff DeVore and David Belczyk successfully represented a U.S. Army veteran in a probation violation hearing before the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. The veteran did not report to a treatment program as directed by the judge and was subsequently barred from that program, placing him in violation of his probation. While working with Jones Day, the veteran was able to find an alternative treatment program. At the hearing, the veteran was able to satisfy the judge that this treatment program was an acceptable alternative to the original order, thus avoiding further incarceration. In the past year, Jones Day’s veteran’s clinic has represented more than two dozen poor and homeless veterans in Allegheny County on a pro bono basis. These veterans have faced such issues as tenant-landlord disputes, employment disputes, veteran’s benefits claims, basic contractual matters, tax issues and minor criminal infractions. Jones Day accepts these cases through the Allegheny County Bar Association Pro Bono Partnership’s veterans’ clinic and through a partnership with Veterans’ Leadership Program located on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Keenan, CP-02-CR-0016220-2006