Criminal Defense

Being accused of a crime can have devastating consequences. The mere accusation is enough to ruin your reputation and affect your relationships. Conviction, with possible probation or jail time, can be even worse. Because of the adverse impact of an accusation or an arrest, it is important to act quickly whenever you are suspected of a crime or when law enforcement shows up at your door to arrest you.

The single best thing you can do when facing criminal charges is to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your criminal defense lawyer can help you to talk to law enforcement, understand the arrest and trial process, protect your legal rights and defend yourself so you can achieve the most favorable outcome given the nature of the accusations and evidence against you.

Getting Help from a Criminal Defense Lawyer

There are a number of different types of crimes that you may be accused of and that can result in either misdemeanor or felony charges. Some examples of the types of criminal charges that you may be faced with include:

  • Assault & Aggravated Assault
  • Homicide
  • Domestic or other abuse
  • Possession of narcotics
  • Sale of drugs or intent to deliver drugs
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • DUI or DWI
  • Internet child pornography
  • Child molestation
  • Rape
  • Indecent Assault
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Theft
  • Weapons crimes
  • Probation and parole violations

If you are accused of these or other crimes, then you should be aware that the state has the full resources of the government available to try to prove that you are guilty and that you should be sent to prison or otherwise face punishment. Going up against the state on your own is an unfair fight and not one you should attempt. Instead, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to get help with your case.

How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

A criminal defense lawyer provides a number of important legal services whenever you are accused of a crime. For instance, a criminal defense lawyer can:

  • Assist you in negotiating a low bail amount so you can be free until your trial
  • Help you to explore programs such as ARD to avoid a conviction or criminal record
  • Assist you in keeping evidence out of court if your constitutional rights were violated in the investigation of your case by an illegal search and seizure
  • Work with you to get the prosecutor to drop your case before trial if there is insufficient evidence
  • Help you to introduce reasonable doubt into the case made by the prosecutor at trial so you can be acquitted of any charges you are facing
  • Help you to explore and raise defenses including entrapment, self-defense, lack of intent or other defenses appropriate to your specific situation
  • Assist in arranging a plea bargain when no defenses are likely to be effective so that you can cut the penalties and sometimes face lesser charges

These are just a few examples of the many ways that a criminal defense attorney will assist you when you have been accused of a crime. Contact us today using our online form or at 610-566-0610 to learn more about how our Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers can help.

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