Criminal Lawyer Berks County

When you’ve been charged with committing a crime, it feels as though your life has been turned upside down.  You probably have many questions and anxieties about what you can expect in the days to come, such as the penalties you will face, the effects on your professional life, and how you will be affected by a potential criminal record in the future. During this highly stressful and trying time in your life, you need the support and guidance of an dedicated legal team with experience handling the charges you are facing.

Unfortunately, the state of Pennsylvania is not known for its leniency when it comes to penalizing criminal convictions — including Berks County.  Depending on the details which are involved with your case, you could be facing years or even decades of incarceration, thousands of dollars in restitution fines, and a host of other unpleasant and far-reaching repercussions. Whether adult or juvenile, misdemeanor or felony, a criminal conviction can damage your career, your finances, your relationships, and your future.  It is critical that you take immediate action to defend yourself.

To schedule a completely free and confidential legal consultation with an experienced Berks County criminal defense lawyer, call the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania.  The sooner we can start exploring your options, the better, so don’t delay another day: call us today to see how we can help.

Young, Marr & Associates: Berks County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Facing criminal charges is one of the most emotionally exhausting experiences a person can go through.  Fortunately, you don’t have to meet this challenge on your own: the committed defense lawyers of Young, Marr & Associates are here to help protect your legal rights and advocate for justice on your behalf.  We have worked with thousands of clients over the years, including more than 5,000 DUI cases and 3,500 narcotics cases alone.  Let us bring our passion, experience, and practical knowledge to your case.

Our Berks County lawyers have more than 30 years of experience handling a wide variety of criminal allegations, including but not limited to:

  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence Charges
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
  • Forgery
  • Homicide
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Robbery and Theft
  • White Collar Crimes

No matter what accusations you may be facing, you deserve the benefit of having a compassionate and knowledgeable legal team on your side.  Call Young, Marr & Associates today.

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DUI Charges and the ARD Program

If you are convicted of first-offense intoxicated driving with a BAC of 0.08% or greater (but less than 0.10%), you could receive up to six months of probation and hundreds of dollars in fines.  If you have a high BAC, prior offenses, or if there are other aggravating factors, those penalties could increase to years of jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and a yearlong license suspension.  If your DUI involves serious injury or death, you may be facing felony charges.

However, our Berks County DUI attorneys have an excellent track record in court.  We have worked on thousands of these cases, and over 98% of our first-time DUI clients receive no jail time, and no criminal record.

Furthermore, first-time offenders with clean criminal records may be eligible for enrollment in Pennsylvania’s ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) Program.  If you are accepted to participate in ARD, you will not have to plead guilty or be convicted, and your charges will be dismissed.

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Berks County Assault Lawyers

Like DUI, assault is a common charge in Berks County and across Pennsylvania. Depending on the extent of injury to the victim, and factors such as the use or threatened use of a weapon, assault charges can be treated as misdemeanor or felony grade.  A misdemeanor assault conviction could result in two years of imprisonment and $5,000 in fines, while a felony such as aggravated assault could trigger several decades of incarceration and $25,000 in restitution.  On either end of the legal spectrum, these are very serious allegations.

At Young, Marr & Associates, we work with varied assault charges, including:

  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon

If you or someone you love is facing charges in Berks County related to drug possession or distribution, intoxicated driving, assault, or other crimes, it is imperative that you speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as you possibly can.  To schedule a private and completely free case evaluation, call Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania, or contact us online today.

HOW WE CAN HELP

DUI DEFENSE

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DUI INFORMATION CENTER

Learn what to do if you have been stopped for DUI/DWI.

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ARD IN PENNSYLVANIA

If this is your first DUI offense, you may be eligible for ARD.

RESULTS

NO JAIL TIME

Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)

Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.

CASE DISMISSED

Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)

Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.

CASE DISMISSED

Commonwealth v. "S"

Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.

CASE DISMISSED

State of New Jersey v. "H"

Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.

OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM INCLUDES TWO FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.

As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.