Bedford, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers

Steve Rice
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Chambersburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(877) 339-0011 223 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Dickinson School of Law
I am the founder of Steve Rice Law, a firm of criminal defense attorneys serving South Central Pennsylvania. We're different than most firms. It's not because we do criminal defense. What make us special is, we don't do anything else. We do one thing: Defend people accused of crimes -- DUI, murder, and everything in between.
David T Leake
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Somerset, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(814) 445-6946 130 West Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Duquesne University School of Law
David T. Leake is the owner of the Law Office of David T. Leake, Esq. located in downtown Somerset. Attorney Leake opened his office after working for Joseph B. Policicchio, an attorney with 40 years of experience in Somerset, who transferred his law practice to Attorney Leake. His office occupies an entire building on West Main Street and he has a full time paralegal/secretary/public notary on staff with over twenty years of experience to assist him.

Attorney Leake has extensive courtroom experience as his practice focuses mainly on courtroom litigation. He has presented countless cases before the court and is generally...
Timothy Burns
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Ebensburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(814) 471-1701 104 S Center St
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Duquesne University
Attorney Tim Burns has been operating his regional general law practice in historic Ebensburg, Cambria County for nearly a decade. His office, located an hour and a half east of Pittsburgh, is conveniently located just steps from the Cambria County Courthouse. A Johnstown native, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Secondary Education from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Juris, the school’s award winning legal newsmagazine. Prior to opening his law office, Attorney Burns was an Associate in the...
Dana Jo-Ann Richardson
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Ebensburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 733-8752 103 South Center Street
Suite 2
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Duquesne University School of Law
Attorney Dana Jo-Ann Richardson has been a proactive advocate for her clients since entering the Bar in 2007. Her ambitions in the pursuit of law began at Duquesne University School of Law, where Dana was a class representative in the Student Bar Association, and where she became a finalist in the prestigious Carol Los Mansmann Appellate Advocacy Competition. Upon graduating from Duquesne University and receiving her Juris Doctorate in 2007, she sat for the bar examination and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar that year. While a law student at Duquesne, Dana was hired by the law firm...
Beth Tibbott
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Ebensburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 733-8752 103 S. Center Street
Suite 2
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Duquesne University School of Law
An owner/partner at Tibbott & Richardson, P.C., Attorney Tibbott dedicates her practice to DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, and Family Law.
Jaclyn M. Shaw
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Somerset, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(814) 485-2120 202 E Union Street
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Somerset, PA 15501
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Jaclyn M. (Nichols) Shaw graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Upon completing her undergraduate education, she obtained her Paralegal Certification from Duquesne University during the summer of 2012. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she was awarded her Juris Doctor degree in 2016.

Dedicated to guiding clients through some of the most trying experiences of their lives, Jaclyn M. Shaw serves clients in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and throughout Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Offering personalized attention and advice, Mrs....
Matthew Zatko
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Somerset, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(814) 443-1631 202 East Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
As a native of Western Pennsylvania and a current area resident, I am strongly invested in the community. Since founding my Somerset criminal defense and personal injury law firm in Somerset in 1997, I have worked hard to protect the rights and best interests of the individuals and businesses I represent. In addition to my legal practice, I serve on the Somerset County Bar Association Board of Directors.

Reported cases

Commonwealth v. Three Hundred Ten Thousand Twenty Dollars ($310,020.00) In United States Currency, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, 894 A.2d 154 (2006)
Gilmour Properties v. Board of Assessment Appeals of Somerset County, Commonwealth...
Beth A. Smith
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Somerset, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(814) 443-4681 146 West Main St.
Somerset, PA 15501
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Duquesne University
Tyrone Geronimo Johnson
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Chambersburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(717) 264-0445 30 S 2nd St
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
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Duncansville, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 693-0500 1149 Municipal Dr
Duncansville, PA 16635
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and DUI
Widener University School of Law
Altoona, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 942-4388 109 Byron Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Huntingdon, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 643-1550 228 Penn St
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hollidaysburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 696-4347 304 Union St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Huntingdon, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 643-3555 113 4th St
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Criminal and Bankruptcy
Johnstown, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 535-5561 206 Main St
Johnstown, PA 15901
Criminal and DUI
Altoona, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 942-4388 109 Byron Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Somerset, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 443-2857 118 W Main St
Somerset, PA 15501
Criminal, DUI, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Altoona, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 946-4316 1701 5th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
Criminal and DUI
Altoona, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 946-1606 401 N Logan Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Chambersburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(717) 261-3827 157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Criminal and DUI
Johnstown, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 535-5561 206 Main St
Johnstown, PA 15901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ebensburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 472-9603 129 S Center St
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Criminal, Business, DUI and Employment
Johnstown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(814) 539-6789 406 Main St
Johnstown, PA 15901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Hollidaysburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 695-7581 401 Allegheny St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Criminal
Huntingdon, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 643-5371 207 Washington St
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Hollidaysburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 695-2814 1211 Allegheny St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Criminal and Workers' Comp
Altoona, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 942-4388 109 Byron Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Ebensburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 472-9603 129 S Center St
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Altoona, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 944-1236 616 Hileman St
Altoona, PA 16602
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Ligonier, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(724) 238-7296 219 E Main St
Ligonier, PA 15658
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Tax
Hollidaysburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(814) 695-2814 1211 Allegheny St
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Altoona, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(814) 946-4316 1701 5th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Joseph Alexander Paletta
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Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(412) 214-9032 437 Grant St
Suite 424
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Duquesne University School of Law
Joseph Alexander Paletta was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. After graduating cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Virginia in 1982, he returned to Pittsburgh, achieving his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University Law School in 1985. His father, Leonard J. Paletta, was a highly respected trial lawyer in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, and was the inspiration for Joseph becoming a lawyer. In fact, a Paletta has maintained a law office in the Frick Building, the heart of the Pittsburgh legal community, for almost 50 years.

Attorney Paletta has been engaged in the...
Justin James McShane
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(717) 657-3900 3601 Vartan Way, 2nd Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Dickinson School of Law and University of Limerick Law Department
Attorney McShane is a trial attorney who specializes in using forensic science in defending citizens amongst us who have been accused of a crime by the Government. He is nationally known and well regarded for being a skilled and fierce litigator, but is also well known for his strong understanding and in-depth knowledge in all forms of forensic science. He earned the American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Division (ACS-CHAL) designation as Forensic Lawyer Scientist (The first attorney in the United States to be designated as such). He has earned Board Certification both in DUI Defense Law by the National...
Sean Logue
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Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(412) 586-4131 310 Grant St
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
West Virginia University College of Law
We have handled hundreds of criminal and civil litigation matters throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
Michael Worgul
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Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(412) 307-4420 429 4th Ave
Ste 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1508
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Duquesne University School of Law
My name is Michael Worgul. I was born and raised right here in Pittsburgh, and it’s probably no surprise that I’ve settled down here too. I went to Duquesne University for my college and law degrees; right after being admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2004, I joined Arthur Bloom & Associates, LLC, a small private practice. I later joined the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel for two years, representing indigent criminal defendants who needed legal help. I’m a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation section, as well as a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar...
David S Shrager
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Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(888) 905-4754 429 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1310
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
David S. Shrager is an attorney devoted to providing tough defense and aggressive representation to criminally accused individuals throughout Western Pennsylvania. He is a member of numerous associations including the Washington County Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Shrager is known for the exceptional services he provides, and has even been included in the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list. To learn more about the services offered by Attorney Shrager, be sure to contact his firm, The Law Offices of David S. Shrager, today.
Joseph Caraciolo
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(717) 208-8359 112 Market Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Divorce
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Joseph Caraciolo is a co-founder of, and skilled attorney at, Foreman & Caraciolo, PC. Backed by years of in-depth experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of his practice areas, which include criminal defense, family law, general civil practice, and estate planning. Mr. Caraciolo works hard to ensure all of his clients receive the highest quality of care possible. As a skilled attorney in Harrisburg, PA, he can help you resolve all your legal problems, regardless of how complicated they may be. Whether you are seeking strong defense against criminal charges, trying to resolve a family law matter, or aiming to...
Katherine McShane
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(717) 657-3900 3601 Vartan Way, 2nd Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
California Western School of Law, California Western Law Review and International Law Journal and California Western Law Review and International Law Journal
Philosophy
Katherine McShane believes that knowledge is power. By improving her skill set and knowledge base as an attorney, she can better serve her clients. Katherine is also a strong believer in the constitution and protecting the rights of those who stand accused from the strong arm of the government.

Personal Background
Katherine attended law school at California Western School of Law. Based on academic achievement, Katherine was invited to be a part of the CSWL law review. She served as an associate writer and associate editor for both the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal. During school, Katherine also interned...
Matthew Ness
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Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(412) 281-2146 429 4th Ave.
Ste 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Duquesne University School of Law
I grew up in suburban Pittsburgh in a blue collar family where I was instilled with working class ethics and values that continue to embody me today — and that I recognize and appreciate in many of the people I represent in the criminal court system.

I am dedicated to fighting for the rights of my clients to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, to fair and speedy trials, to just punishment, and to not be coerced into self-incrimination. I believe passionately that the basic principles regarding the rights of people accused of crimes are worth upholding and...
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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.