Criminal Lawyer York County
If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, you know all too well how frightening and shocking an experience it can be. Aside from the potential formal penalties you face, a criminal conviction can cause a lifetime of informal consequences. A criminal record can impact you financial future due to large employers near ubiquitous use of background checks in the employment process. An experienced criminal defense attorney can improve your chances of successfully defending against these charges. With more than 30 years of combined experience you can rest assured that your matter is being handled aggressively. Further, because our attorneys are former prosecutors and even a former Senior Deputy District Attorney we can anticipate what the prosecutor is looking for and how to defend you against it.
Handling a Broad-Array of Serious Crimes for those Arrested in York County
With our years of experience, we have had the privilege of defending clients against numerous charges. We can defend you against drug charges including:
- Possession – Simply having a controlled substance on your person is a criminal offense. In Pennsylvania a first offense for possession of a narcotic like heroin, cocaine, or meth can be punished by up to $5,000 in fines and up to 1 year in jail. For marijuana possession, provided the amount is less than 30 grams, up to 30 days in jail and up to a $500 fine can be imposed.
- Manufacture or Cultivation – For cultivation of a total of less than 1,000 pounds of marijuana, Pennsylvania law can impose a 5 year prison sentence. The manufacture of other hard drugs can carry even more serious penalties.
- Drug Paraphernalia – Drug paraphernalia charge are often made together with possession charges. The list of potentially illegal items is broad including every day household items such as: razors, plastic bags, zip lock bags, scales, and spoons in certain circumstances. However sometimes the circumstances are misunderstood resulting in paraphernalia charges alone.
Our representation is not limited to drug-related matters. We also defend people from charges of common crimes and violent crimes. For those who have been charged with murder in Pennsylvania, whether it be premeditated or a death that occurred during the commission of a felony, should not delay in selecting an attorney. For murder, the death penalty is still a potential punishment.
If you have been charged with assault theft, robbery, arson, or another crime, we may be able to reduce the charges you face. Should the matter proceed, we defend you aggressively every step of the way.
White Collar Crimes Representation
White collar crimes are crimes that involve a scheme of dishonesty to make money. Because white collar crimes are crimes that involve dishonesty, even the allegations of these offenses can damage your reputation and harm you financially. In some instances it can be accusations of fraud stemming from an alleged failure to make necessary disclosures. In other instances, you could be charged with using advance or insider information to make money on a stock or other regulated fund. Charges of Medicare or insurance fraud for receiving payments for service not rendered or lying about a procedure are also not uncommon. We can provide experienced steadfast representation against charges of white collar crime.
If you have been charged with a serious crime, don’t delay in calling us. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 1-(609) 755-3115 or contact us online.
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.
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.
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.
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.