Sinnamahoning, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers
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.
Since 2005, Paul has served this community as an attorney. His experience includes the following: former Assistant District Attorney, over 8 years of Court Room Litigation Experience, and over 2o years of Personal Business Experience. Paul is an experienced negotiator with proven advocacy skills.
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Attorney Fahnestock is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he focused on criminal law. After graduating from Penn State, he attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and was an Associate Editor for Law Review. While in Law School he spent time working with the State Appellate Defenders Office re-testing firearm and forensic evidence for convicted defendants.
When outside of work, Attorney Fahnestock enjoys going to the gym, Penn State football, and staying...
Longo founded Longo Law, P.C. in order to protect the rights of the accused as a zealous advocate, no matter what the charge. When the prosecution is putting your life, liberty, and future at risk, it is essential to have an experienced litigator to aggressively defend your freedom and work hard to get you the best possible outcome.
Attorney Longo is an experienced trial attorney with a demonstrated success in the courtroom. She is able to skillfully defend her clients because she has represented the government as well as the public. Longo has prevailed in...
Lewistown, PA 17044
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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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