Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers

J. T. Herber III
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Pottsville, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(570) 622-5933 Ten Westwood Road
P.O. Box 1190
Pottsville, PA 17901
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...
Joel Aaron Ready
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Blandon, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(610) 926-7875 8500 Allentown Pike
Suite 3
Blandon, PA 19510
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
I am a litigation attorney practicing primarily in the Reading area, and the editor of www.SCOPAreview.com, a website providing coverage of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In my free time, I enjoy creating media, watching classic movies and everything about college football. During my law school career, I worked for Justice McClanahan of the Virginia Supreme Court, helped author an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, obtained Regent Law’s “Eagle Award” for the top class grade from a former US Attorney-General on the law of war, and graduated in the top 10 of my class....
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
Gary David Marchalk
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Tamaqua, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(570) 668-5321 204 E Broad St
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Pottsville, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(570) 628-1350 401 N 2nd St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
Orwigsburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(570) 366-1444 3010 Ridgeview Dr
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pottsville, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(570) 622-8370 601 W Market St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Pottsville, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(570) 622-8190 510 W Market St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
St Clair, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(570) 429-0326 101 S 2nd St
St Clair, PA 17970
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Pottsville, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(570) 622-6200 104 N Centre St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Criminal and DUI
Shenandoah, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(570) 462-1219 4 E Centre St
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Criminal, DUI, Municipal and Real Estate
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...
Evan Kelly
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(610) 314-7066 934 E High St.
#2
Pottstown, PA 19464
Free ConsultationPottstown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Villanova University School of Law
Mr. Kelly has represented numerous individuals, such as professional athletes and elected officials in high profile criminal cases.

-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...
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. ...
Michael Worgul
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(412) 231-9869 600 N. 3rd St.
Ste B
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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...
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...
Roy L. Galloway III
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(717) 737-3300 4309 Linglestown Rd.
Suite 107
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Dickinson School of Law
Roy L. Galloway, Attorney at Law, was born in New Orleans, LA. After graduating with honors from Clark Atlanta University, where he earned his degree in political science, Roy went on to attend Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law, which is where he received his Juris Doctor. Now, he's admitted to practice law in every Pennsylvania court. Before he established his own practice, Roy was an associate at a distinguished law firm in Pottstown, PA. There, he focused on all manner of family law. Roy moved up to a larger law office based out of Lemoyne, PA,...
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...
Jeffrey Bryant Engle
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(717) 545-3032 2205 Forest Hills Drive
Suite 10
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Education and Family
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
My office was founded in Millersburg, Dauphin County in 1951 by Attorney Allen Shaffer. Since I joined the Firm in 1999, I took over as managing partner in 2001 and later as sole shareholder in 2006. The office has expanded from a two lawyer firm to a four attorney firm and moved to Harrisburg. We handle a variety of legal areas, including Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Criminal Law, Municipal Law, and Educational Law.
Steven Kellis
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Center Valley, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(610) 356-2000 3477 Corporate Parkway
Center Valley, PA 18034
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Villanova University School of Law
Our practice is strictly limited to Pennsylvania DUI Defense. We represent clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania and in the counties of Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Carbon, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Lancaster, and York.

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...
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...
Paul A Bauer III
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Pottstown, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(610) 970-4961 2050 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Municipal
Widener University
My name is Paul A. Bauer III, and I am the founding lawyer of Bauer and Associates. I focus my legal practice on providing the most aggressive criminal defense in the Pottstown area. I previously spent fourteen years as a founding partner of the Garner & Bauer Law Firm and four years in the Montgomery County district attorney’s office where I prosecuted more than 1,000 cases.
Kaitlyn Clarkson
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(717) 657-3900 3601 Vartan Way, 2nd Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Health Care
Areas of Practice
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.

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Sean Quinlan
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(717) 202-2277 3618 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
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,...
Ellis B. Klein
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(800) 536-0501 1275 Glenlivet Drive
Suite 100
Allentown, PA 18106
Free ConsultationAllentown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
25 office locations throughout Pennsylvania. Call for nearest office location.

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...
Samir Sarna
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(412) 231-9869 600 N. 3rd St.
Ste B
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
My name is Samir Sarna, and I am a Partner at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC. I moved to Pittsburgh in 2007 to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While in Pittsburgh, I met my wife, fell in love with the city, and decided to settle down here and dedicate my legal career to defending the rights of those accused of committing crimes.

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 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...
Anne M. Gibson
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Wyomissing, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(610) 685-8000 1118 Penn Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610
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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Wyomissing, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(610) 685-8000 1118 Penn Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610
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.
James Joseph Munnelly
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Exton, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(610) 524-8454 350 Eagleview Blvd
Ste 100
Exton, PA 19341
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Widener University
James Munnelly is a criminal defense attorney at Ciccarelli Law Offices in West Chester, Philadelphia. James fights diligently to get the best possible outcome in each case for his clients. He believes individuals facing criminal charges should have qualified and competent legal counsel to help them build a strong defense. James Munnelly studied political science at Elizabethtown College where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in 2009. He then earned his Juris Doctor at Widener University of Law in Delaware, where he graduated with a pro bono distinction. To achieve this honor, James performed at least 50...
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...
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.
Jason Michael Jefferis
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(717) 657-3900 3601 Vartan Way, 2nd Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Philosophy
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.

Personal Background
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.

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Keith J. Williams Esq.
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Quakertown, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(215) 340-1134 1007 W Broad Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Keith J. Williams, Esq. has dedicated his professional career to defending and protecting the rights of his clients. For over 30 years, Keith J. Williams has been practicing law in Buck County, Montgomery County, Lehigh County, Philadelphia and surrounding areas. His practice focuses on representing individuals in a variety of matters including: Criminal Defense, DUI (driving under the influence), Juvenile Law and Traffic Violations, Personal Injury and Unemployment Compensation. In addition, he is qualified under PA Rule 801 to handle death penalty cases. “I believe that everyone deserves the best possible representation available regardless of age, race, sexual...
Bruce W. Laverty
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Downingtown, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(610) 645-4504 701 E. Lancaster Avenue
Suite B
Downingtown, PA 19335
Criminal, Business, Consumer and DUI
Widener University Delaware School of Law
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.
Matthew Ness
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Harrisburg, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(412) 231-9869 600 N 3rd St.
Ste B
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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...
Aman 'Tip' Barber III
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Center Valley, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(610) 462-1452 3477 Corporate Parkway
Center Valley, PA 18034
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Villanova University School of Law
I offer reasonable rates for all legal matters and a no charge initial consultation. Call today at 610-462-1452 --- I represent personal and corporate clients throughout southestern Pennsylvania in matters involving personal injury; driving under the influence, DUI; driving while ability impaired, DWAI; driving after imbibing, DAI, corporate law; commercial litigation; estate planning and estate administration. Call or email me to arrange a no charge consultation. Evening and weekend hours available. Reasonable rates for all legal matters
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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.