Akron, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers
Pennsylvania Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
Pennsylvania Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
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Pennsylvania Criminal Law Lawyer
Lancaster, PA 17602
University of Baltimore School of Law
Steve is a huge supporter of the University of Pittsburgh, Los Angeles Rams and New York Knicks.
Shawn left northeastern Pennsylvania for Pittsburgh, to attend the University of Pittsburgh School...
After graduating Law School she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County for six years where she successfully prosecuted DUI...
Mr. McAllister is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania,...
Mr. Gurwitz received a full chess scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was elected as student body president, and earned a bachelor's degrees in government and political science. After college, Mr. Gurwitz earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, where he...
Mr. Kirwan is well versed in State and Federal Law and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the United States Supreme Court, as well in multiple US District Courts.
A former government prosecutor, Mr. Kirwan uses that training and expertise to zealously defend his clients in all...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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