Top Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

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van der Veen, O'Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin

Criminal Defense Attorney | Philadelphia, PA

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215-546-1000

Philadelphia Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm

Enter 500 word firm description. Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Aggravated Assault Aggravated Battery Aiding and Abetting Arson Bribery Burglary Child Abandonment Child Pornography Computer Crime Criminal Assault Criminal Battery Criminal Child Abuse Criminal Fraud Criminal Law Criminal Law - Appellate Disorderly Conduct Disturbing …

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Ciccarelli Law Offices

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Philadelphia, PA

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610-616-2430

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If you are facing criminal charges, you are facing the possibility of losing your liberty if sent to prison. You also face the possibility of losing money through the steep fines that often come from a conviction. You could lose privileges like your ability to drive. You could also lose opportunities in the future due to a criminal record, including opportunities for …

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Law Offices of Kelly & Conte

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Philadelphia, PA

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484-364-3132

Protecting Your Constitutional Rights with Qualified Representation

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The Law Offices of Kevin M. O'Neill, LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Philadelphia, PA

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Anyone can tell a person facing criminal charges what he or she wants to hear. It takes an effective, experienced criminal defense lawyer to be straightforward with a client, even when the facts seem to be against them, and find a way to give the client hope that there can be a positive outcome. For people charged with felonies and misdemeanors in Pennsylvania, this is …

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Law Offices of Heather J. Mattes

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Philadelphia, PA

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West Chester Criminal Law Firm

The Law Offices of Heather J. Mattes limits its practice to criminal defense in the state and federal court systems. A former public defender and prosecutor as well as a private criminal defense attorney, Heather Mattes has conducted investigations, tried cases and negotiated dispositions from both sides during thirty years of practice. She has the capacity to maintain …

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James R. Freeman, Esq.

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Philadelphia, PA

Former District Attorney. Has handled over 30,000 cases (in front of a judge). He gives each of his clients personalized attention.

I am a sole practitioner with 47 years of experience. I was a prosecutor for 14 years, the last four as District Attorney of Chester County. Numerous members of my former staff held or yet hold positions of responsibility and authority in Chester County. My primary practice is in Chester and Montgomery Counties. When people enlist my services I am the one who performs them …

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Philadelphia Criminal Defense Information

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Philadelphia criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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Court Locations in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Civil Court

297 Philadelphia Pedestrian Transit,Philadelphia,PA19147
Phone: (215) 686-5100

The Philadelphia Courts- Criminal Justice Center

1301 Filbert St.,Philadelphia,PA19107
Phone: (215) 686-1776

Court of Common Pleas

Philadelphia City Hall, Chestnut St,Philadelphia,PA19107
Phone: (215) 686-7000