Branchdale, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers
I am also an experienced appellate attorney, having brought and defended numerous appeals in Pennsylvania's appellate courts. I served as appellate counsel for the following reported decisions: David R. Nicholson, Builder,...
Attorney Hollinger also represents husbands and wives, mothers and fathers in the complex areas of Family Law. He provides passionate representation in divorce, custody, child...
Attorney Qaqish was raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Following his graduation from Liberty High School, he went on to study at the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History.
After college, Attorney Qaqish enrolled at Widener University’s School of Law in Harrisburg. During his three years of dedication, he excelled in the study of law, was named a Widener Merit Scholar, and served as an Internal Editor for the Widener...
Lancaster, PA 17602
University of Baltimore School of Law
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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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