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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 onelooking 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
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