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Judge Maria L. Dantos

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Lehigh County Ag
17 South 7Th Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
United States

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  • law degree
    Syracuse University College of Law
  • undergraduate degree
    Rutgers University
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Judge Maria L. Dantos :: Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 13 Dec 2013 [cached]
Judge Maria L. Dantos
Judge Maria L. Dantos Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
Judge Maria L. Dantos received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1982 and her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1985. Judge Dantos served Lehigh County as a Public Defender from 1986 to 1989. She began her service in the District Attorney's Office as an Assistant in 1989. She served as Deputy District Attorney, Chief Deputy District Attorney, and in 2001 was appointed First Assistant District attorney. She was the supervising attorney for the Lehigh County Investigating Grand Jury and the Homicide Task Force. She has been an instructor for the Allentown Police Academy, the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She is the recipient of the Colonel John J. Schafer Award for excellence in law enforcement. She was appointed by the Governor to fill a vacancy on the bench in June of 2007 and was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Lehigh County in November 2007.
Judge Maria L. Dantos
Three Bronx, N.Y., men are charged ..., 18 Dec 2001 [cached]
Three Bronx, N.Y., men are charged in the murder, but two defendants are expected to agree to plea bargains, Lehigh County First Assistant District Attorney Maria Dantos said Monday.
Pleas are expected from Alvin Davis, 44, and Grady Dickey, 26, Dantos said.
During Monday's hearing, Dantos said the probable cause affidavit "is old news" because a district justice has since ruled Wallace can be held for trial.
Dantos said, objecting to Neely questioning Hefflefinger about Hurdle's statements.
Dantos said she doesn't have to present evidence at a pretrial hearing.She said testimony at Wallace's preliminary hearing demonstrates that Santiago was tortured.
Santiago was killed from blunt force trauma to the neck and suffered a skull fracture, Dantos told the judge.
Lehigh County Judge Maria L. ..., 25 Sept 2013 [cached]
Lehigh County Judge Maria L. Dantos sentenced them each to two years of probation.
"I assure you this was not our first choice to get our baby to CHOP," Saul told Dantos.
That was about all Lehigh County ..., 5 Dec 2012 [cached]
That was about all Lehigh County Judge Maria L. Dantos wanted to hear.
"You betrayed the public trust and it calls for a jail sentence," Dantos said.
Moll asked for work release, but Dantos said, "I think I'm going to have you sit for a while before going to work release."
Marvelli was shocked when Dantos sentenced her last December to nine months to five years in state prison.
Dantos noted that if it hadn't been for the discovery of the text messages between Moll and the girl, there could have eventually been sexual contact in his case, too.
Dantos made Moll eligible for work release, but didn't grant it immediately. She left it up to the jail to decide if it's appropriate.
Dantos ordered Moll to serve two years of probation following his jail term and have no unsupervised contact with minors, no contact with the victim and no access to a computer.
When asked if she'll allow unsupervised contact with the daughter of Moll's girlfriend, Dantos said, "I'm not comfortable with that."
But the next month, Lehigh County ..., 21 Feb 2013 [cached]
But the next month, Lehigh County Judge Maria L. Dantos refused to sentence Reyes, saying a conviction of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk, which carries a three-year mandatory sentence, is more appropriate.
The prosecutor told Dantos that the investigator, whom he wouldn't name, now says some drivers, even if sober, could have still hit Kuhnash as she crossed the street at night wearing dark clothing.
Perturbed, Dantos sentenced Reyes to nine to 18 months in Lehigh County Prison - a lesser sentence than called for in the original plea Dantos tossed.
Dantos told the victim's family she doesn't understand how the police investigator changed his mind.
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