No Pennsylvania resident wants to be arrested and charged with a crime. But, the reality is that this happens every day. People in Pennsylvania can face misdemeanor charges, like driving while intoxicated or drug possession charges, or they can face more serious felony charges, such as battery charges, burglary charges or robbery charges. There are quite a few ways to break the law, and the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania will hold guilty people accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
That is why it is so important for anyone who has been arrested to immediately begin to assess their options for presenting a criminal defense. The right approach could result in lesser criminal charges being pursued by the prosecution, or plea negotiations could result in a less severe punishment for the crimes that were charged. In some cases, the right approach may be to push the case all the way to a criminal trial.
The circumstances of each individual arrest in Pennsylvania are unique. In some cases, there may be issues with police officers failing to follow the proper procedure. In others, there may be constitutional violations that could result in the suppression of evidence. Whatever the charges or circumstances, a full review may reveal different legal options for defendants.
At our law firm, we do our best to bring a fresh perspective to each of our clients' cases. We review the allegations, assess the legal options and advise our clients so that they can make the best decisions. A criminal conviction is something to be avoided, if at all possible. For more information, please visit the criminal defense section of our law firm's website.