West Chester, Pennsylvania Criminal Lawyers

Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you navigate every stage of your case. Read More »
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Timothy Kraeer
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West Chester, PA Criminal Law Attorney

Timothy Kraeer joins the office with unique and detailed experience in civil and criminal litigation. The firm takes on tough cases and fights for clients when they need it the most. - Lee Ciccarelli has over 25 years... Read More »
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Julia Theobald
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Get help now! Aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Philadelphia. I will fight for you and your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Evan Kelly
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Aggressive and experienced former prosecutor

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... Read More »
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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...
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
Jared M Smith
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west chester, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(610) 981-1006 304 north high street
west chester, PA 19380
Criminal, Animal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Jared is part of the Ciccarelli Law Offices Litigation team.

After graduation from Penn State law school, Jared served as the Senior Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jennifer Harlacher Sibum of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. During his tenure as a law clerk, Jared developed and utilized the research, writing, and analytical skills which are required of a successful attorney. Jared was also able to actively participate in several areas of law, including criminal, civil, family law, and civil forfeiture matters. He was active in the Monroe County Bar Association, and became a source of advice for...
David Strenfel
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Paoli , PA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(610) 643-4644 73 Chestnut Rd
Paoli , PA 19301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Widener University
David was born and raised in Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania in Luzerne County. After graduating from Lake-Lehman high school, David attended King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania where he studied Political Science. After graduating from King’s College David started his career as a computer programmer and database administrator.

David decided to pursue his passion for law and enrolled at Delaware Law, Widener University . While at Widener David was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society participating in numerous competitions where he was the winner of the scholastic competition and participant in the East Region Alternative Dispute Resolution competition in New...
Michael E Houghton
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Paoli, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(610) 643-4644 73 Chestnut Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and DUI
Widener University Delaware School of Law
David M. Dougherty
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Downingtown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(610) 873-1740 506 E. Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Solo Practitioner handling Family Law, Criminal cases and Basic Estate planning.
Cary B. Hall
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Norristown, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(267) 663-9995 25 W. Airy St., Suite 300
Norristown, PA 19401
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
My practice focuses on civil, criminal and family law litigation with over 20 years of tested experience throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. I have successfully tried civil and criminal jury trials, contested family law hearings, administrative proceedings and appeals. My passion is assisting individuals and small businesses with their legal issues.

Many moons ago, I earned an Ivy League degree in philosophy from Columbia University, and then my law degree from the University of Miami. While in law school, I was involved in graduate student government and was a contributing author and editor of the University of Miami...
Joshua Evan Tebay
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West Chester, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(610) 981-1006 304 North High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
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,...
Michael H. Fienman
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(215) 839-9529 117 - 119 N. Olive Street
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationMedia, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Robert L Schwarz
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Media, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(610) 566-0500 215 N Olive Street
Suite 201
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
I have devoted my career to defending individual’s rights. I have defended hundreds of clients in serious felony and misdemeanor cases including but not limited to aggravated assault, rape, robbery, burglary, drug crimes, domestic violence and driving under the influence (DUI). As both a private criminal defense attorney and former Delaware County Public Defender, I have facilitated client’s acceptance into first time offender and rehabilitation programs such as Accelerated Rehabilitation Diversionary (ARD) and Drug Treatment Court. As a former Delaware County Public Defender, I became seasoned in defending clients charged with drug related crimes such as possession of a...
Joshua Evan Tebay
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Rated as a top trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Assoc.

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... Read More »
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Ellis B. Klein
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Former Senior Deputy District Attorney with experience in over 10,000 cases

Experienced in over 5,000 Criminal Cases. 7 local offices - please call for closest location. Call for free in-depth consultation. Read More »
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Joseph J. Marinaro
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Narberth, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(215) 364-8863 632 Montgomery Avenue
3rd Floor
Narberth, PA 19072
Free ConsultationCriminal, Construction, DUI and Personal Injury
Temple University
I have over 30 years of experience in handling claims for individuals and businesses. I take pride in handling all services for clients on a personal basis. Clients speak with me directly when calling without having to go through receptionists, secretaries and voice prompts. If I am out of the office, voice mail messages and e-mails are returned promptly on the same day within hours.
Steven Kellis
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Berwyn, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(610) 356-2000 1055 Westlakes Drive
Third Floor
Berwyn, PA 19312
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Villanova University School of Law
Welcome to the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis a PA DUI Attorney. A graduate of Villanova Law School and Bucknell University, I have over 13 years of jury trial experience. I served for five years as a Senior Assistant District Attorney and DUI Prosecutor, and know all the maneuvers and tactics prosecutors and police officers use in PA DUI cases. More importantly, I have handled more than 100 DUI trials and over 1,000 evidentiary hearings. This work experience has helped me to see all sides of a criminal case and therefore to better serve my clients. My...
Arik T. Ben-Ari
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Media, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(610) 566-1006 THE BENARI LAW FIRM, P.C.
102 East State Street
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationCriminal and Business
Temple University
Arik was born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and proudly pursued his entire education in Pennsylvania. A graduate of Akiba Academy in Merion Station, Arik attended the University of Pittsburgh undergraduate program. He graduated with honors in three years with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric and Public Argument. Arik entered the business management world during his undergraduate studies with experience managing union labor in the wholesale and retail industries. He then managed and drove the opening of two retail start-ups during the two years between his undergraduate and legal studies. In 2000, Arik graduated from the Temple University School...
Patrick Francis Lomax
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Media, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(484) 354-2275 11 South Olive St.
Suite 100
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I am committed to providing the best representation for every client. I am a second generation attorney who treats clients like family. I have achieved fantastic results for my clients' legal problems. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, CALL ME NOW! I CAN HELP YOU!
Adam David Zucker
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Conshohocken, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(610) 832-0100 One West First Ave., Suite 101
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Ellis B. Klein
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(800) 536-0501 630 Freedom Business Center Drive
Third Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free ConsultationKing of Prussia, 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...
Paul A Bauer III
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Pottstown, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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.
Maureen Callahan Repetto
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Media, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(610) 565-3008 212 W Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Widener University
Christopher W. Koschier
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Norristown, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(215) 853-6766 266 East Main Street
Suite #3
Norristown, PA 19401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Dickinson School of Law
Criminal Defense isn't just what I do, it's all that I do. I only accept criminal defense cases. I'm serious about helping my clients get positive outcomes, and I'm always there to answer questions, explain issues, and discuss viable defense strategies. I'm a true criminal defense attorney. Visit my website to learn more: http://www.duckjail.com
Shawn M Brothwell
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west chester, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(610) 981-1006 304 north high street
west chester, PA 19380
Criminal, Animal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Shawn is an important part of the Criminal Defense, DUI and Domestic Litigation team at Ciccarelli Law Offices. Shawn Brothwell was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Shawn stayed in the area for college, attending the University of Scranton, where he majored in psychology. After college, Shawn used his degree in the human service field, working as a social worker for special needs children. After four years of social work, seeking a new challenge, Shawn decided to enter the legal field.

Shawn left northeastern Pennsylvania for Pittsburgh, to attend the University of Pittsburgh School...
Steve Edward Jarmon Jr.
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Rated as a top criminal lawyer by the National Trial Lawyer's Association.

Steve E. Jarmon is a partner at Lamb McErlane PC and has spent his entire legal career practicing Criminal Law in Chester County, PA and the Greater Philadelphia Area. His primary focus in defending the rights of his... Read More »
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Jason R. Antoine
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Pennsylvania Criminal Law Attorney

Jason R. Antoine is a criminal defense lawyer that represents citizens accused of crimes in federal and state courts in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Jason was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and attended John... Read More »
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Enrique Latoison
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Media, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(610) 999-1439 212 West Front Street
Suite 300
Media, PA 19063
Criminal, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Temple University
Managing Partner and founder of Latoison Law, Enrique Latoison, Esq. represents a diverse portfolio of clientele, including individuals, families, businesses and working professionals, in all of their legal needs. Mr. Latoison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he received awards in class excellence and accolades in distinguished class performance and outstanding trial advocacy. He was a member of Temple University’s environmental moot court team and traveling trial team, competing in trial advocacy tournaments nationwide. In 2004, Mr. Latoison received the Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award for Outstanding Trial...
Basil David Beck III
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Norristown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(610) 239-8870 11 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I am a sole practitioner providing individualized and experienced representation to those across the the Philadelphia metro area including Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks Counties. My focus is on defending clients in criminal matters (including DUI) and personal injury matters. My practice also includes the handling of all traffic and drivers license suspension matters including restoring suspended driving privileges. I represent the interests of young people in juvenile court. I specialize in personal injury case and successfully maximizing my clients awards when they have been injured due to the negligence of others. I handle all...
Gregory Spadea
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Ridley Park, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(610) 521-0604 204 E Chester Pike
Suite 3
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Tax
Widener University
Mr. Gregory J. Spadea is a former IRS Agent and Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Spadea has over 25 years of tax and estate planning experience. Mr. Spadea graduated from Widener University School of Law in May 1999. Mr. Spadea started the Law Firm Spadea & Associates, LLC in June 2001 and has offices in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and Westmont, New Jersey. Mr. Spadea is also a Pennsylvania Notary Public. Spadea & Associates, LLC focuses on estate and tax planning, estate administration. Mr. Spadea probates estates and drafts wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. The...
David Craig McKenzie
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Norristown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(610) 680-7842 516 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Pennsylvania Attorney David C. McKenzie III is founder and partner of the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. His practice encompasses matters ranging across all of criminal law, with a particular focus on DUI defense. The expertise he has developed over his years of practice he now puts to work for you at the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. Mr. McKenzie founded McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. in 2010 in an effort to further broaden those horizons he had diligently worked to expand throughout his professional career. It is Mr. McKenzie’s unwavering goal that he utilize the education and unique experiences from which...
Darin King
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King of Prussia, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(610) 350-6100 630 Freedom Business Center
Third Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Criminal and Bankruptcy
University of San Diego School of Law
Leonard David Biddison
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Upper Darby, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(610) 853-9494 8234 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Leonard Biddison is the founder of The Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison, a criminal defense firm dedicated to defending clients facing criminal charges, DWI offenses, and restraining orders. Mr. Biddison has been representing defendants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 20 years, during which time he has achieved countless successful results and grateful clients who count on him when facing the burden of allegations. Having earned a reputation for dedication and superior performance in negotiations and at trial, Mr. Biddison has been named among the Top 100 Criminal Lawyers, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has a...
Kevin Mark Wray
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Media, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
200 West Front
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Daniel Joseph Donohue
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Upper Darby, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(610) 853-2115 Donohue & Donohue, P.C.
8513 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Criminal, Elder and Estate Planning
Michael Anthony Walker
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Norristown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(610) 279-3769 11 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Criminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Michael A. Walker, Esq., is a sought after litigator with almost 15 years of experience. Michael focuses his practice in Civil Rights, Discrimination, Criminal Defense, Real Estate and Personal Injury. With hundreds of hours logged in court Michael has been honored by the National Black Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers association as a Top 100 Black Litigator and a top 100 litigator in Pennsylvania .

Michael has taken on some of the largest companies and won verdicts as well as obtained acquittals in some of the biggest cases throughout Pennsylvania. Michael primarily practices in...
Anna Durbin
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Ardmore, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(610) 649-8200 50 Rittenhouse Pl
Ardmore, PA 19003-2227
Criminal and DUI
Yale Law School
Zachary Cooper
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Pennsylvania Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Zachary B. Cooper devotes 100 percent of his legal practice to defending accused drunk drivers. His experience as a former prosecutor gives him a distinct advantage when defending Pennsylvania DUI... Read More »
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Lauren A Wimmer
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Pennsylvania Criminal Law Attorney

I am a tireless and successful advocate - let me fight for you! Call (215) 712-1212 to schedule your free consultation now. After years of experience as the judicial law clerk to a homicide judge in the Philadelphia... Read More »
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Stephen Vincent Bottiglieri
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Media, PA Criminal Law Attorney
(610) 565-2211 230 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA 19063
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Villanova University School of Law
Brooks T Thompson
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Norristown, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(610) 272-9502 21 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Daniel A. Pallen
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Media, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(610) 566-1006 102 E. State Street
Media, PA 19063
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Daniel A. Pallen, Esq., graduated from Boston College in 2002. Prior to attending law school at the Dickinson School of Law, he earned a Masters Degree from American University in Washington, DC. He earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in the same year. Prior to joining The Benari Law Firm, Mr. Pallen formerly practiced civil litigation an associate with a insurance defense litigation firm in Blue Bell, PA. Prior thereto, Mr. Pallen had practiced law as a Public Defender in the...
Daniel McGarrigle
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Media, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(610) 566-3010 117-119 North Olive Street
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
David J. Cohen
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Pottstown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(484) 948-1963 2047 E High St
Pottstown, PA 19464
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Nusrat J. Rashid
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Chester, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
419 Avenue of the States
Suite 406
Chester, PA 19013
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Michael Scholey Dugan
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Media, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(484) 468-1154 11 East 2nd Street
Media, PA 19064
Criminal, DUI, Foreclosure Defense and White Collar Crime
Creighton University School of Law
Josh Camson
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Collegeville, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(610) 232-7979 3770 Ridge Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Craig A Falcone
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Media, PA Criminal Law Lawyer
(610) 891-2797 308 East 2nd Street
Media, PA 19063
Criminal, Business and DUI
Coley OBrien Reynolds
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Media, PA Criminal Law Attorney
21 West Third Street
Media, PA 19063
Criminal
Shawn M Brothwell
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west chester, PA Criminal Law Attorney

Shawn is an important part of the Criminal Defense, DUI and Domestic Litigation team at Ciccarelli Law Offices. Shawn Brothwell was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Shawn stayed in the area... Read More »
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Michael H. Fienman
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Pennsylvania Criminal Law Attorney

Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolNew Jersey and Pennsylvania
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West Chester Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
(877) 429-5994
Norristown, PA

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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.