Eight defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Thursday in Carbon County court before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

Those entering pleas included:

Randy L. Dieter, 39, of Ashfield, pleaded to one count each of defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was arrested on Oct. 14 for an incident at the Palmerton Hotel were he was told to leave but refused.

Webb placed him on probation for a year on the trespass and conduct charges, running concurrently, and imposed a fine of $100 on the drunkenness charge.

Dieter was also ordered to get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment.

Brandyn Lee Gatens, 20, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence (DU). Gatens was arrested on Nov. 24, 2010, along Canal St., in Franklin Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

Gatens was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison, pay a fine of $1,000, license suspended for a year, and get a D&A evaluation. He begins the jail term on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m.

Robert George Hahn, 36, of Aquashicola, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on Aug. 19 along SR248 in Franklin Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

A first offense, Hahn was placed on probation for six months and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and get a D&A evaluation.

John Hurk Hower, 31, of Lansford, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on July 8 along Spruce Hollow Rd., in Towamensing Township by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

Webb sentenced Hower to serve 90 days to five years in prison, pay a fine of $1,500, license suspended for 18 months, and get a D&A evaluation.

He will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and was granted work release privileges.

William Jones, 51, of Nesquehoning, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on May 27 along Mauch Chunk Rd., in Bowmanstown, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

A first offense, Jones was placed on probation for six months and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and get a D&A evaluation.

Lisa Kroculick, 54, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded to one count each of DUI and driving under suspension-DUI related. She was arrested on Nov. 3, 2010, along Interchange Road by state police at Lehighton, following an accident. She refused to submit to a chemical test and will lose her license for a year for the refusal.

On the DUI charge Webb sentenced her to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $1,000, one year additional license suspension, and get a D&A evaluation. On the suspension count she was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail and pay a fine of $500. She will also get another year license suspension.

The prison terms run concurrently. She will serve the term on consecutive weekends that begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. She was given credit for 27 days.

Ryan E. Snyder, 21, of Palmerton, pleaded guilty to one count of invasion of privacy. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for an incident on or about Oct. 15, 2010. He was charged with video taping himself and a female having sex without the knowledge of the female.

Webb placed him on probation for a year and ordered he get a mental health evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment.

Mounzer Youssef Afif, 47, of Bethlehem, pleaded to one count of fleeing or attempting to elude police. He was arreseted on on March 5 when he was observed driving along Delaware Avenue in Palmerton going 73 miles-per-hour. Police attempted to stop Afif but he fled and led them on a chase that ended on the on-ramp of SR248.

Webb deferred sentencing and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a presentence investigation (PSI) report.

Each defendant sentenced must also pay court costs, which average close to $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.