Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers
-Mr. Kelly has obtained the highest possible rating of "10" by AVVO
-named one of the top 100 criminal defense attorney's in the State of Pennsylvania by the National Trial Lawyers in 2014-2019.
- ranked in the top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
Named a SUPERLAWYER 2017-2019
Certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association to handle Death Penalty cases and has handled several high profile murder cases.
Additionally, Mr. Kelly has also...
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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.
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...
As a former Senior Assistant District Attorney and DUI Prosecutor who has participated in hundreds of DUI-related trials, Steven Kellis has seen both sides of the law, and knows the many defenses to Pennsylvania drunk driving charges. He has handled cases like yours for over 25 years and can give straightforward advice about your arrest. Mr. Kellis has been named “Top 10 Best DUI Lawyers” and “Top...
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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...
After focusing on appeals and post-conviction remedies for years, Attorney Clarkson found that the best way to save someone from ineffective assistance of counsel is to be effective trial counsel. Switching now to focus more heavily on trials, she fights for your rights and makes sure every angle is utilized to get you the best possible outcome.
Attorney Clarkson will still handle appeals, post-conviction remedies, and mental health expungements.
Attorney Clarkson will continue to make sure the law is complied with and uphold constitutional rights so our citizenry does not lose them.
She handles everything from summary speeding tickets to murder.
Mr. McAllister is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania,...
I am a former Senior Deputy District Attorney with personal experience in over 10,000 Criminal cases, ranging from minor traffic offenses to homicide. Over the past 25+ years of practice I have worked with thousands of police officers and have appeared in court on countless occasions. We know the system and all of the tricks the police use to gain an advantage. Few attorneys possess my firm’s background and extensive experience in this area of the law.
EXCLUSIVE PRACTICE - My practice is limited to Criminal, DUI and Traffic...
After graduating law school, I clerked at the Office of the Public Defender for Allegheny County and later became an Associate Counsel at the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel. Serving at...
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...
Attorney Jefferis is a firm believer in the adage “knowledge is power”. Attorney Jefferis is passionate about staying apprised of changes in the legal field and feels that knowledge is essential to providing effective representation for his clients.
Attorney Jefferis began his legal career directly out of high school working with a law firm in Wilmington, DE. Attorney Jefferis earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware while working full time. Attorney Jefferis focused his studies at the University of Delaware as well as Widener School of Law on criminal defense and death penalty appeals.
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...
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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