Newmanstown, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers

Anne M. Gibson
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Lebanon, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(717) 769-5040 279 North Zinns Mill Road
Suite D
Lebanon, PA 17042
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Anne has been a practicing attorney since 2007. She began her work by clerking for the now President Judge of the Lancaster Court of Common Pleas, the Honorable Dennis Reinaker. Anne then pursued her legal career helping individuals who are unable to afford attorney on their own as a trial attorney in the Lancaster County Public Defenders Office. Anne along with her Husband became partners at Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C. where she practices Family Law cases, including Divorce and Child Custody as well as handling DUI and other Criminal Law matters.
Eric Michael Gibson
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Lebanon, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(717) 272-7585 279 North Zinns Mill Road
Suite E
Lebanon, PA 17042
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Eric grew up in Maryland then attended college at Gettysburg. He went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Heather Eggert
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Lebanon, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(717) 274-3644 937 Willow Street
P.O. Box 1140
Lebanon, PA 17042
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Villanova University School of Law
Harry Walter Fenton
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Lebanon, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(717) 454-0033 809 Chestnut Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
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(610) 981-1006 Reading , PA 19601
Free ConsultationReading , PA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School
Lee Ciccarelli is the founder of Ciccarelli Law Offices: a Pennsylvania Litigation Law Firm focusing in Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Family Law matters. Ciccarelli Law firm takes on tough cases and fights for clients when they need it the most. ...
J. T. Herber III
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Pine Grove, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(570) 345-2888 204 Tremont Road
Pine Grove, PA 17963
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law and Lafayette College
J.T. Herber, III primarily practices in the fields of criminal defense and civil litigation, including personal injury. His criminal defense practice includes the representation of clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges, as well as serious traffic violations in the Courts of Common Pleas throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Attorney Herber previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Schuylkill County. In civil cases, J.T. represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil disputes, including personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as real estate, commercial, construction, landlord-tenant, and collections matters. Despite being...
Jacob A Gurwitz
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(610) 378-7000 500 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Jacob A. Gurwitz is a criminal trial lawyer at Feeney & Gurwitz in Reading, Pennsylvania. He has litigated numerous criminal matters involving disorderly conduct, DUI, murder and other violent crimes, and more. He serves a wide range of criminal clients in the Berks, Lancaster, Allentown, and Pottsville, Pennsylvania, areas.
Mr. Gurwitz received a full 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...
Joshua Evan Tebay
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(717) 971-8773 313 West Liberty Place
Lancaster, PA 17603
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Widener University
Joshua Tebay is a passionate personal injury and criminal defense attorney at Ciccarelli Law Offices in West Chester. He believes strongly that as an attorney he has the responsibility to maintain unquestioned professional and ethical standards in dealings with clients, other attorneys and the court. At Ciccarelli Law Offices, Joshua handles a variety of complicated and unique cases. He primarily practices in personal injury, wrongful death, auto accidents, work injuries, workers compensation, nursing home neglect, slip and fall and animal attacks. He also has experience fighting for the rights of clients in drunk driving accident cases,...
Andrea E. Mertz
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(610) 376-5250 645 Penn Street
Suite 500
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationReading, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
American University Washington College of Law
Andrea E. Mertz is an attorney with Polyak Law Office, P.C. Ms. Mertz's practice focuses on defending vigorously the rights of the criminally accused. She has 18 years of experience in representing individuals at the pretrial and trial levels of adjudication. She has a background of helping individuals overcome significant challenges and obstacles in their lives. Ms. Mertz received her Juris Doctor from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1996, and her Bachelors of Arts from Purdue University. She is a member of the state bars of Pennsylvania and Maryland and the federal bar of the...
Ann Delcollo
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(610) 981-1006 313 W. Liberty Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Ann has been dedicated to providing exceptional advocacy for clients, in and out of the courtroom, since 1992. She joined the litigation team at Ciccarelli Law in 2016. Her practice areas include Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Social Security Disability, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets, Family Law and Divorce. 

Ann received her B.S. from Lock Haven University in 1989. In 1992, she earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Following graduation, Ann began her litigation career defending medical malpractice, personal injury, and asbestos lawsuits. She served as Trial Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company, and Senior Trial Counsel at Nationwide...
Justin C. Gearty Jr.
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(717) 490-6325 53 N Duke St #315
Lancaster, PA 17602
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Attorney Gearty and Gearty Law Offices strive to always provide individualized representation and high quality and aggressive representation. We are experienced trial and appellate attorneys. Attorney Gearty is the winner of the 10 best attorneys for family law in PA award, LNP's reader's choice award for top law firm, top 40 under 40, and more awards. See our website and facebook page for our awards and our many positive client reviews. Our firm handles many areas of law, such as: child custody, divorce, adoption, criminal defense, personal injury, unemployment appeals, general civil litigation, and more. ...
Kevin Feeney
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(610) 378-7000 500 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Dickinson School of Law and Westminster College
I have been a full time criminal defense lawyer for 29 years. I have tried numerous jury trials and I am Rule 801 qualified to handle death penalty cases. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has specific guidelines as to who can handle the most serious cases. Very few lawyers have the experience or training to handle these case. I do. I can handle your criminal case. Call me.
Igor Litvinov
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(610) 396-5405 606 N. 5th Street
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Family
Attorney Igor Litvinov is the founder and practitioner at the Litvinov Law Firm. The Litvinov Law Firm specializes in the practice of Family and Criminal Law.
Shawn M Brothwell
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Lancaster , PA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(717) 971-8773 313 West Liberty Place
Suite 300
Lancaster , PA 17602
Criminal, Animal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Shawn Brothwell is an important part of the Family Law and Criminal Defense teams at Ciccarelli Law Offices. Shawn was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Scranton, where he majored in psychology. Shawn then worked as a social worker for special needs children for four years. Seeking a new challenge, Shawn decided to attend law school.

Shawn received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2015. He interned for the Allegheny County Orphans’ Court and also for a firm specializing in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury...
Daniel Craig Nevins
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(610) 372-5128 602-604 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Dickinson School of Law
Criminal Defense practice since 2005. Not Guilty verdicts in multiple homicide cases, sexual assault, felony drug and violent crime cases. Experienced DUI attorney with thousands of successful cases resolved.
Bernard Ilkhanoff
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East Petersburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(717) 690-2857 2085 State Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Temple University Beasley School of Law
My interests lie in representing those whose disputes require a skilled lawyer in the courtroom. As a graduate of Temple University School of Law's famed trial advocacy program, I acquired the necessary skills, techniques and experience to serve my clients well, both pre-trial and at trial. I thrive in and am comfortable in competitive situations and parlay that into good results for my clients.
Curtis Elwyn Barnes
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(610) 775-9316 530 Walnut Street
Reading, PA 19601-3419
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Have you been accused of a crime in Reading? Are you considering the option of filing for bankruptcy? Do you need help in a family law case? You should contact Attorney Curtis Barnes and his team to learn how he could help you. Curtis is a graduate of the Florida State University in Tallahassee where he studied Criminology. As a student, he worked at the Florida State Attorney General’s Office where he was able to gain experience in investigating criminal offenses. He then went on to attend the Delaware Law School of Widener University where he graduated with his law...
Ryan William McAllister
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(610) 372-5128 602-604 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Villanova University School of Law
Ryan McAllister is a founding partner of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC. He practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense and Driving Under The Influence Defense (DUI). He has successfully represented clients in all types of criminal matters, ranging from traffic offenses at the district justice level to jury trials involving serious felonies. Additionally, Attorney McAllister handles family law matters, including divorce, custody, and support. He also handles landlord / tenant matters in the magisterial district courts and the court of common pleas.

Mr. McAllister is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania,...
Mark Forrest Walmer
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(717) 393-1400 132 East Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Franklin Pierce Law Center
My practice is limited to criminal defense, from DUI to Homicide, in Lancaster County exclusively. I offer a free consultation followed by a flat fee quote, or hourly billing.
Christopher Arthur Dreisbach
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(717) 393-7885 339 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Christopher A. Dreisbach concentrates his practice on criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Since entering private practice, he has defended individuals facing the most serious of criminal charges including rape and homicide. In civil actions, he has successfully represented individuals and corporations in cases involving federal civil conspiracy allegations, regulatory violations, and complex personal injury matters. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Dreisbach served for four years as a Deputy District Attorney in the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. During his time as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Dreisbach successfully prosecuted a vast...
Lauren M. Marks
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(610) 743-3449 720 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationReading, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Duquesne University
I am an experienced trial attorney specializing in family and criminal law. I am frequently appointed by the court to represent children in highly litigious custody cases as a Guardian ad Litem.
E. Edward Qaqish
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(610) 297-5705 30 Village Center Drive, Suite 9
Reading, PA 19607
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Widener University
Ed Qaqish began this practice in an effort to provide efficient and competent representation to residents of the Lehigh Valley.
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...
Mr. Jeffrey Robert Pratz
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Wyomissing, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
2 Woodland Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Criminal, Business, Consumer and DUI
Widener University Delaware School of Law and Rowan University
James Matthew Polyak
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(610) 376-5250 645 Penn Street
Suite 500
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Reading, PA attorney James Polyak specializes in criminal defense. He is a graduate of Penn State and Widener University School of Law. After law school, he completed his internship at The Berks County District Attorney's Office in Reading, PA. In 1992, he was hired by The Berks County District Attorney as a full time Assistant District Attorney, where he prosecuted crimes including Robbery, Rape, Burglary, Drug Possession, Theft, Assault and DUI. In 1994, he was promoted to Chief Prosecutor of the Child Abuse Unit of the District Attorney's Office. After gaining valuable experience as a prosecuting attorney in Reading, PA,...
Daniel Patrick Emkey
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West Reading, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(610) 200-6103 326 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA 19611
Criminal and DUI
Widener University
As a Berks County native, Daniel Emkey understands its citizens and truly cares for their well-being. He believes strongly in the legal system and pursued his career in defending the people’s rights. Daniel earned his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law where he was a member of the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic and participated in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. He went on to work at the Berks County District Attorney’s office as the Assistant District attorney. His time as a prosecutor gave Daniel special insight that he uses to help his current clients. He now heads his...
Michael J. Cammarano
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Shillington, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(610) 375-3320 219 E. Lancaster Ave.
Shillington, PA 19607
Criminal, Business, Family and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Tracey Lee Potere
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Lancaster , PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(717) 971-8773 313 West Liberty Place
Lancaster , PA 17603
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Tracey L. Potere is part of Ciccarelli Law Offices and is an experienced attorney who works within our Criminal Defense and Family Law practice groups. Tracey grew up in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Temple University. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and her Law degree from Widener Law School. Tracey worked in the mental health field assisting the chronically mentally ill and individuals suffering from addiction.
After graduating Law School she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County for six years where she successfully prosecuted DUI...
John Pyfer
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Lancater, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(717) 299-7342 128 North Lime Street
Lancater, PA 17602
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Divorce
Vanderbilt University Law School
Joseph Andres Guillama
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(610) 750-5941 645 Penn Street Suite 500
Reading, PA 19601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Stephen William Grosh
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Lancaster , PA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(717) 435-8830 53 North Duke Street, Suite 402
Lancaster , PA 17602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Stephen was born in Lititz Pennsylvania and graduated from Warwick High School. He furthered his education in graduating with honors from the University of Pittsburgh (B.A.) University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D.) and Villanova University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program (LLM). Stephen founded his law firm in 2013 where he continues to focus on criminal and family court litigation. He resides with his wife Melissa and 2 children, Harrison and Olivia, in Manheim Township.

Steve is a huge supporter of the University of Pittsburgh, Los Angeles Rams and New York Knicks.
Michael J. Cammarano Jr.
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Shillington, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(610) 375-3320 219 E. Lancaster Ave.
Shillington, PA 19607
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Christopher M. Patterson
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
134 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of Baltimore School of Law
Chris grew up in Lancaster and graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1970. In 1974 he graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, where he received a BBA in Accounting. Before entering law school he worked in Chicago for a Big Eight accounting firm and became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1978. While in law school he was employed by the United States Department of Justice Tax Division, Washington, D.C. After graduation from law school Chris began practicing law in Lancaster. He has...
Robert David Beyer
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(717) 393-2500 40 E Grant St
Lancaster, PA 17602
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Robert D. Beyer is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California in 1979, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida in 1982. Mr. Beyer is a former Assistant Public Defender and a former Assistant District Attorney in Lancaster County. He also served as conflict counsel in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Beyer is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the...
Samuel M. Mecum
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(717) 393-0671 120 North Shippen St
Lancaster, PA 17602
Criminal, Collections, Divorce and Family
Villanova University School of Law
Born in Scranton Pennsylvania but a resident of Lancaster County since infancy, Sam is a graduate of Manheim Township High School in 1966, where he was a member of the County championship tennis team for two years, a member of the National Honor Society, and the Candlelight Singers (a cappella group). He received the Access to Justice Award in 2002 from the Lancaster Bar Association for pro bono work, and was elected President of the LBA in 2006. The LBA judiciary committee rated Sam highly recommended for a judgeship on the Lancaster County Court in 2005 and 2007.
Christopher A. Sarno
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(717) 299-7101 408 W. Chestnut St
Lancaster, PA 17603
Criminal, Civil Rights and Real Estate
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Chris A. Sarno, Esq. is a trial attorney who practices in the areas of civil litigation and criminal defense. Chris began his career as a law clerk to President Judge Joseph C. Madenspacher of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Next, he became an Assistant Public Defender. After which he then joined the District Attorney’s Office where he focused on prosecuting felony sex offenses, serious physical abuse of children and child homicide cases.

Chris has tried many cases both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. He enjoys trial work the most and always looks forward to getting into the courtroom....
Paul Stewart Missan
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(610) 376-0600 18 N 6th St
Reading, PA 19601
Criminal and DUI
Janice Longer
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Lancaster, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(717) 393-0671 120 North Shippen St
Lancaster, PA 17602
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
Villanova University School of Law
Ms. Longer is a graduate of Villanova Law School and has been practicing in Lancaster County for over 15 years, after several years as a corporate attorney. Ms. Longer has significant appellate experience and welcomes referrals from other attorneys whose practice does not include appeals. Prior to joining the Bar in Lancaster County, Ms. Longer was the Vice President and General Counsel of Intelligent Electronics, Inc., a publicly-traded national franchisor and distributor of computer products.
Robert Kirwan
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(610) 777-6760 100 N. Kenhorst Blvd
Reading, PA 19607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney Robert J Kirwan II is one of Pennsylvania's top Criminal Defense attorneys. With an extensive record of "Not Guilty" verdicts in major criminal trials. Mr. Kirwan is also a well-known Personal Injury Trial Attorney with several million dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients over the past 27 years.

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...
Osmer Sage Deming
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Reading, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(610) 372-4910 Deming Law Office
519 Walnut Street
Reading, PA 19601
Criminal, Business, DUI and Insurance Claims
William S Kreisher
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Bloomsburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(570) 784-5211 401 S Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17851
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
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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.