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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Criminal Defense Attorney

Recently, Downington logged 32 crimes in one year—including six that involved assault or weapons. The number in surrounding Chester County topped 650.

If you are like the people charged with these crimes, you might feel helpless and unsure about your next steps. A conviction brings penalties that typically include fines, jail time, and more, depending on the specific charge. Guilty or not guilty of the crime, the Constitution and Pennsylvania law afford you certain rights during the judicial process. Protect your rights by hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney who will fight to get the best possible outcome for your situation.

Whether you are still in jail, are released on bail, or are searching for a criminal defense attorney for a loved one, contact Skinner Law Firm at (610) 436-1410 for a free consultation to discuss your arrest, your charges, and the best path forward for your case.

Criminal Defense Cases Handled by Skinner Law Firm

Criminal law broadly refers to wide variety of cases where clients are charged with misdemeanors and felonies. The Skinner Law Firm’s practice areas include:

Penalties for Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania courts may punish you according to your charges, the nature of the crime, past occurrences, and other relevant information. Penalties might include:

  • Fines. Expect to pay a fine if you are convicted of a crime and expect the amount to increase based on the severity of your crime.
  • Community Service. Judges might sentence you to several hours of community service in lieu of jail time, especially if your criminal history is clean.
  • Probation. If a judge orders probation, you cannot commit any crimes during the specified length of time, and you may face out of state travel restrictions.
  • Prison time. Imprisonment might range from days to life in prison, with the most severe felonies resulting in decades or more of prison time. Lesser crimes may result in shorter sentences. Keep in mind that even short stints in prison might result in life-changing consequences that include family issues, a damaged reputation, and struggles with finding employment.
  • Death. Pennsylvania imposes the death penalty in the most egregious cases; fortunately, the state has only executed three prisoners since 1976.

Hire a Skilled Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Today

You might feel tempted to get a public defender instead of hiring a criminal defense attorney. Often-overworked and underpaid public defenders may not have the resources or the time to fight for you the way a seasoned criminal defense attorney can. A skilled attorney will advocate for your rights by diligently pursuing reduced charges and penalties or proving your innocence to get your case dismissed.

If you are accused of a crime in the Downington, Pennsylvania, area, contact the legal team at Skinner Law online or call at (610) 436-1410 so we can review your case and discuss potential defense strategies for your situation.

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