Penn Hills, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers
Pennsylvania Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
- (412) 288-0300
- Free Consultation
Mr. Stallings served for over seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he prosecuted fraud and public corruption matters through investigation, indictment, trial and appeal in the U.S. Attorney's Offices for the Southern District of Florida in Miami and the Western District of...
Attorney Paletta has been engaged in the...
Pennsylvania Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
- (844) 748-8384
- Free Consultation
Attorney Ostrosky has handled numerous criminal and civil proceedings in federal and state courts and is experienced in all stages of criminal and civil litigation including initial appearances, arraignments, preliminary hearings, preliminary objections, depositions, due diligence matters, suppression hearings, probation & parole revocation hearings, bail hearings, pretrial conferences, pleas, settlements, and trials.
Additionally, Attorney Ostrosky...
1600 Law & Finance Bldg.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law and Pennsylvania State University - University Park
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....
Murrysville, PA 15668
Hamline University School of Law
pittsburgh, PA 15232
He has been in practice for 37 years.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
Washington and Jefferson College
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
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Penn Hills Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Duquesne University School of Law Post Convition DNA Project
Innocence Institute of Point Park University
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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