Whether it was a youthful mistake or a matter of poor judgment, a criminal conviction can have a devastating impact on your life, family, and future. Even if the charges are eventually dismissed, an accusation or arrest for criminal conduct can be life-changing. You face a tarnished reputation, difficulties with employment, revocation of professional licenses, and other challenges.
Attorney Michael J. Skinner is a criminal defense attorney with years of experience representing clients throughout Pennsylvania. He has comprehensive knowledge of Pennsylvania’s criminal laws and procedural rules to help you avoid the serious consequences and harsh penalties that can result from a conviction. Mr. Skinner is dedicated to a central philosophy in representing his respected clients.
One Focus: DUI and Criminal Defense
Many general practice lawyers handle a wide range of client needs, but criminal law isn’t a practice area where broad knowledge best serves the needs of the accused. Mr. Skinner concentrates solely on DUI and criminal defense, so he brings a wealth of specific experience and knowledge of the laws governing your case. It is a field where statutes and technologies change rapidly. You need an attorney who has a thumb on the pulse of new developments and can apply novel concepts to your legal advantage.
Quality, Compassionate Representation
Quality, Compassionate Representation Mr. Skinner understands that clients don’t reach out for his assistance at enjoyable moments in their lives; those who contact our West Chester, Pennsylvania, office have likely just experienced a difficult, life-altering event. Clients accused of crimes are overwhelmed with the legal implications of an arrest and a potential conviction, and they aren’t always aware of their options. Mr. Skinner appreciates the sensitive nature of criminal cases and meets anxiety with compassion.
In the courtroom, Mr. Skinner will aggressively fight to protect your legal rights and interests. His trial approach starts by evaluating the facts of your case and crafting a defense best suited to your specific situation. He will be by your side at every stage of the criminal process, including emergency bond hearings, preliminary hearings, arraignment, pre-trial motion hearings, and trial.
Serving You, the Client
Serving You, the Client As a client, your needs and interests come first at the Skinner Law Firm. While other firms may pass off your questions and concerns to a legal assistant, paralegal, or other non-attorney staff member, Mr. Skinner is your primary point of contact. He takes every case personally and maintains an open line of communication with clients.
The stakes are high in criminal cases; don’t sacrifice quality when you retain an attorney to defend your interests. The investment in premium-quality legal representation is worth it when the outcome of your case may change the course of your life.
Contact the Skinner Law Firm at (610) 436-1410 to discuss your case directly with experienced criminal defense attorney Michael J. Skinner. The consultation is always free and confidential, and there is no time limit. From our office in West Chester, Pennsylvania, we represent clients throughout Chester County as well as parts of Delaware County, and Montgomery County. We’re ideally located to best serve your needs, just blocks from the Court of Common Pleas.
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