Facing a Criminal Charge in Pennsylvania?
Get the best Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer
you can, Now, While You Can Still Help Yourself!
Arrested in PA? Get an Aggressive Attorney to Fight
For Your Rights!
If you've been accused of a crime in Pennsylvania, you must be
wondering what to do next. What could happen to me? Do I need a
lawyer, and how do I find one?
When you walk into the court room and the clerk reads the case
number and announces that it's the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. You. I can only
imagine that you feel alone and scared.
We know this is a difficult time for you. But there is hope, and
there is help.
We fight for our clients who are facing criminal charges in
Pennsylvania. Everyday, for people just like you. Whether you are
facing a serious felony charge or a misdemeanor or summary offense,
it is something that can seriously impact the rest of your life.
So, for the answers you need,
please call our Pennsylvania law offices now for your free
criminal defense consultation. By calling us at
(888) 412-3298, you can get some free advice on your situation,
and find out what an experienced criminal defense lawyer can do for
you, with no obligation.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
The answer is probably yes. The risks of going into court alone
and hoping for the best are simply too great in most cases.
Here's the thing: without a defense lawyer on your side, you have
no one looking out for your rights and your interests.
The prosecutors care about getting a conviction, and moving
cases. The police are witnesses for the prosecutors in court. The
judges care about clearing his caseload.
If the prosecutor offers you a deal, how will you even know if it
is fair? Maybe you will get treated fairly, but it's a high stakes
gamble. And if you don't like the offer, you aren't in a position to
do much about it, where an experienced defense lawyer can threaten a
trial, endless motions, and all kind of things that will make life
difficult for the prosecutor.
An experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows Pennsylvania
laws and court procedures will be able to:
- Make sure you aren't railroaded into a bad plea deal by an
aggressive DA with a weak case against you;
- Perform a throughout evaluation of you case, and look for
procedural mistakes by the police or attorneys that should
result in your case being dismissed, such as an illegal
search, or an unwarranted car stop;
- Prepare every case as if it is going to trial;
- Threaten to file motion after motion and clog up the courts
for months and take the case to trial if you want to plead, but
aren't given a reasonable deal;
- Fight for restitution, community service, treatment,
counseling, or ny other outcome that can prevent you from
getting a criminal record for the rest of your life;
- Make sure you get you an ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative
Disposition) plea in a 1st offense DUI case, in which your case
can be dismissed after a year and expunged from the records. You
can avoid having a permanent criminal record;
- Get your case moved to drug court where applicable
(Montgomery County. Pennsylvania drug court is very friendly for
defendants who are addicted to drugs, and is designed to give
you every opportunity to avoid a criminal conviction.
And so much more...
So you see, the risks of going without an experienced attorney on
your side can be significant. Especially if you are facing real
punishment and possible jail time.
What could Happen To Me If I am Convicted of a Crime?
The penalties you face can vary widely according to the
seriousness of the offense, any prior convictions, and many other
factors. You could face significant jail time, fines, probation,
counseling and treatment programs, loss of driver's license, and a
variety of other penalties. Please review my crimes and penalties
pages for more details on specific
charges and punishments under Pennsylvania criminal laws.
What's more, with a criminal conviction, you can't get many
government law enforcement or security jobs. For many misdemeanor
charges, even a single DUI offense, you can be barred from entering
Canada by their immigration authorities.
And with any criminal conviction on your record, you risk a
permanent black mark next to your name, anytime someone does a
simple background check on you. These searches are increasingly
common, since they are very cheap and available on the internet. So
now any prospective employer, landlord, or personal contact can
quickly and easily discover that you have a criminal record.
So there is much more risk to what seems like a minor charge than
you probably ever imagined. That's why it often makes sense to look
for every possible opportunity to beat a criminal charge with a
dismissal or not guilty, or find a way to get the charges reduced to
a non-criminal citation.
How Do I find the Best Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Simply put, you look for one. You speak to as many attorneys as
you need to. You ask a lot of questions.
- How much experience do you have fighting criminal charges?
- How many cases like mine have you defended?
- What kind of results have you received in similar cases?
- What do you think you can do for me?
The best Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer for you may not be
the slickest one, and almost certainly isn't the one who says he or
she can definitely win your case.
It is the attorney who is first and foremost honest with you, and
who you feel you can trust. And it is someone you have
confidence in, who has the right experience in cases like yours, and
knows the answers to your questions right away, even if they many
not be the exact answers you were hoping to hear.
A good criminal defense lawyer knows the law, and knows what is
likely to work, and what fact won't help you. Many clients who feel
they were treated poorly by the police are often justifiably angry.
However, attacking the police officer is rarely a good defense
strategy. The goal of your attorney is to win the case, or negotiate
a fair plea deal you can live with.
When you find someone who you feel comfortable with, and you
believe has the right experience to do a good job for you and can
look out for your interests, then you hire that person.
To make it easier for you to learn if we are the attorneys for
you, we offer a free criminal defense consultation and case
evaluation. It is a chance for us to advise you on the specifics of
your case, and a chance for you to determine if you think we are the
best lawyers to help you.
If you're facing a Pennsylvania criminal charge, and you've got
questions or need legal advice, call now at (888) 412-3298, for your free consultation.
Hiring an experience criminal defense lawyer who knows the Pennsylvania
legal system will substantially reduce your risks. It'll also give you
some piece of mind that everything is being taken care of, and that
you have someone looking out for your interests.
So take the first step. (888) 412-3298 There's no obligation. I
look forward to hearing from you.
- The Lawyers of Pennsylvania-Criminal-Defense.com
Our firms proudly represent clients facing charges in criminal cases
across the entire state of Pennsylvania.
Contact us for a free consultation and
criminal case evaluation.
Eastern Pennsylvania includes Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery,
Chester, and Delaware Counties. Call today, there's no obligation!
Western Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh, PA metro area and
Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, South Hills, and Century III areas,
including Greensburg, Mt Lebanon, Kittanning, Cranberry, Allegheny
County, Westmoreland County, Washington County, Armstrong County,
Bedford County, Blair County, Butler County, Centre County,
Clearfield County, Crawford County, Erie County, Fayette County,
Greene County, Indiana County, Huntington County, Lawrence County,
Jefferson County, Mercer County, Somerset County.
|Attorney Charles Thomas
Philadelphia & Metro Areas
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PA, or Central PA, please
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