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PennsylvaniaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Pennsylvania

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Pennsylvania, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Pennsylvania should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Christopher D. Mandracchia

Christopher D. Mandracchia
CDM LAW, LLC.
4 E. 1st Ave. Suite 103
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Call610-994-0281
Experienced Criminal Defense and Trial Attorney.... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Christopher D. Mandracchia
Lifetime Member
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Christopher D. Mandracchia
Member

Justin James McShane

Justin James McShane
Justin James McShane
The McShane Firm, LLC
4807 Jonestown Rd Suite 148
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Licensed for 19 years, Justin James McShane is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State Uni... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Justin James McShane
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Robert J Munley

Robert J Munley
Robert J Munley
Robert J. Munley, P.C.
1522 Pennsylvania Ave
Peckville, PA 18452
Licensed for 24 years, Robert J Munley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Robert J Munley
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

George Henry Newman

George Henry Newman
George Henry Newman
Newman & Associates, P.C.
834 Chestnut St Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Licensed for 45 years, George Henry Newman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended temple law school... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
George Henry Newman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Lauren Wimmer

Lauren Wimmer
Lauren Wimmer
Wimmer Criminal Defense, LLC
505 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Licensed for 5 years, Lauren Wimmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Rutgers University School of Law - Camden... read more >
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Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Lauren Wimmer
Member

Daniel-Paul Alva

Daniel-Paul Alva
Daniel-Paul Alva
Alva & Associates
1601 Market St Suite 1001
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Licensed for 48 years, Daniel-Paul Alva is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Brandeis School of Law... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Daniel-Paul Alva
Member

David Joel Shrager

David Joel Shrager
David Joel Shrager
Shrager Defense Attorneys
437 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Licensed for 21 years, David Joel Shrager is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Joel Shrager
Member

Ted Kaplun

Ted Kaplun
Ted Kaplun
KaplunMarx
1515 Market St #1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Licensed for 8 years, Ted Kaplun is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - Temple University... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ted Kaplun
Attorney Member

David Scott Nenner

David Scott Nenner
David Scott Nenner
David S Nenner & Associates
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd Suite #1723
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Licensed for 35 years, David Scott Nenner is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle... read more >

John Albert Abom

John Albert Abom
John Albert Abom
Abom & Kutulakis, LLP
2W High St
Carlisle, PA 17013
Licensed for 24 years, John Albert Abom is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
John Albert Abom
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Steve Rice

Steve Rice
Steve Rice
Steve Rice P.C.
18 Carlisle St Suite 215
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Licensed for 20 years, Steve Rice is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Steve Rice
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Patrick F Lauer Jr

Patrick F Lauer Jr
Patrick F Lauer Jr
Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, Jr.
2108 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Patrick F Lauer Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dickinson School of Law - Pennsylvania State University... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Patrick F Lauer Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Marc Neff

Marc Neff
Marc Neff
1818 Market St 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Licensed for 34 years, Marc Neff is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Rutgers School of Law - Camden... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Marc Neff
Member

Brad Victor Shuttleworth

Brad Victor Shuttleworth
Brad Victor Shuttleworth
Alva & Associates
1616 Walnut St Suite 1910
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Licensed for 16 years, Brad Victor Shuttleworth is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended James Beasley School of Law a... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brad Victor Shuttleworth
Member

David Zuckerman

David Zuckerman
David Zuckerman
Zuckerman Law Firm LLC
429 4th Avenue 1600 Law & Finance Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Licensed for 12 years, David Zuckerman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended PSU Dickinson School Of Law... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Zuckerman
Member

Brian Fishman

Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
The fishman firm
211 N 13th St Ste 801
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Licensed for 18 years, Brian Fishman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - Temple University... read more >

Zak Taylor Goldstein

Zak Taylor Goldstein
Zak Taylor Goldstein
Goldstein Mehta LLC
1717 Arch Street Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Licensed for 9 years, Zak Taylor Goldstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin Feeney

Kevin Feeney
Kevin Feeney
Feeney & Gurwitz
500 Court St
Reading, PA 19601
Licensed for 30 years, Kevin Feeney is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kevin Feeney
Member

Richard R Fink

Richard R Fink
Richard R Fink
174 Middletown Blvd County: Bucks
Langhorne, PA 19047
Licensed for 48 years, Richard R Fink is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Brian Vincent Manchester

Brian Vincent Manchester
Brian Vincent Manchester
Manchester & Associates
124 W Bishop St
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Licensed for 20 years, Brian Vincent Manchester is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas ... read more >
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Brian Vincent Manchester
American Chemical Society,
Chemistry and the Law Division

David Craig McKenzie III

David Craig McKenzie III
David Craig McKenzie III
McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.
516 DeKalb St
Norristown, PA 19401
Licensed for 17 years, David Craig McKenzie III is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State University... read more >

Michael John Skinner

Michael John Skinner
Michael John Skinner
Skinner Law Firm, LLC
15 W. Gay St, 1st Fl
West Chester, PA 19380
Licensed for 13 years, Michael John Skinner is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Widener University Com... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael John Skinner
Member

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson
MPL Law Firm, L.L.P.
137 East Philadelphia Street
York, PA 17401
Licensed for 32 years, Richard Robinson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Ohio Northern University Pettit College of ... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Richard Robinson
Member

Anthony DeLuca

Anthony DeLuca
Anthony DeLuca
DeLuca, Ricciuti & Konieczka
225 Ross St 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Licensed for 23 years, Anthony DeLuca is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Pittsburgh School of Law... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Anthony DeLuca
Member

Leonard G Ambrose III

Leonard G Ambrose III
Leonard G Ambrose III
Ambrose Law Firm
3702 Volkman Rd
Erie, PA 16506
Licensed for 48 years, Leonard G Ambrose III is a Marijuana Law and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati School ... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Leonard G Ambrose III
Fellow

Marc Robert Steinberg

Marc Robert Steinberg
Marc Robert Steinberg
Rubin Glickman
2605 N Broad Street PO Box 1277
Lansdale, PA 19446
Licensed for 47 years, Marc Robert Steinberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Marc Robert Steinberg
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Scott Harper

Scott Harper
Scott Harper
S Harper Law LLC
1701 W. Market St
York, PA 17404
Licensed for 15 years, Scott Harper is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Widener Univerisity School of Law... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Scott Harper
Member

Hope C. Lefeber

Hope C. Lefeber
Hope C. Lefeber
Law Offices Of Hope Lefeber
1500 JFK Boulevard Suite 1205
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Licensed for 5 years, Hope C. Lefeber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark D. Copoulos

Mark D. Copoulos
Mark D. Copoulos
The Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos
1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Suite 2120
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Licensed for 9 years, Mark D. Copoulos is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alexander Guminski

Alexander Guminski
Alexander Guminski
Sommer Law Group
6 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Licensed for 7 years, Alexander Guminski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eric D Strand

Eric D Strand
Eric D Strand
Strand Law Offices, LLC
27 South Darlington Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Eric D Strand is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brian Zeiger

Brian Zeiger
Brian Zeiger
The Zeiger Firm
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #620a
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Licensed for 19 years, Brian Zeiger is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Temple University... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Brian Zeiger
Member

Gary Gerson

Gary Gerson
Gary Gerson
The Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson
304 Ross St #600
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Licensed for 32 years, Gary Gerson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Philip Gelso

Philip Gelso
Philip Gelso
Law Offices of Philip Gelso
63 Pierce St
Kingston, PA 18704
Licensed for 22 years, Philip Gelso is a Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime lawyer... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Philip Gelso
Member

David Seigler Keller

David Seigler Keller
David Seigler Keller
Keller, Keller & Beck, LLC
Licensed for 13 years, David Seigler Keller is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
David Seigler Keller
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Michael J Cefalo

Michael J Cefalo
Michael J Cefalo
Cefalo & Associates
309 Wyoming Ave.
West Pittston, PA 18643
Licensed for 48 years, Michael J Cefalo is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Michael J Cefalo
Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

Greg Richard Weyer

Greg Richard Weyer
Greg Richard Weyer
Weyer Law LLC
1601 Market St. Suite 1001
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Licensed for 8 years, Greg Richard Weyer is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law at Temple Univ... read more >

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff
Jonathon Luff
Ciccarelli Law Offices
304 North High Street Suite 150
West Chester, PA 19380
Licensed for 7 years, Jonathon Luff is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Dennis Edward Boyle

Dennis Edward Boyle
Dennis Edward Boyle
Boyle, Autry & Murphy
4660 Tringle Rd Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Licensed for 22 years, Dennis Edward Boyle is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Dennis Edward Boyle
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

James Joseph Munnelly

James Joseph Munnelly
James Joseph Munnelly
Ciccarelli Law Offices
304 N High St #150
West Chester, PA 19380
Licensed for 6 years, James Joseph Munnelly is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Widener University Commonwealth Law Sch... read more >

Matthew Raymond Gover

Matthew Raymond Gover
Matthew Raymond Gover
Gover Perry & Shore
2411 N Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Licensed for 34 years, Matthew Raymond Gover is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Matthew Raymond Gover
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Roy Lee Galloway

Roy Lee Galloway
Roy Lee Galloway
The Law Office of Roy Galloway LLC
4309 Linglestown Rd Suite 107
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Licensed for 13 years, Roy Lee Galloway is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Roy Lee Galloway
Member

Jeremy-Evan Alva

Jeremy-Evan Alva
Jeremy-Evan Alva
Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC
1520 Locust St. Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Licensed for 17 years, Jeremy-Evan Alva is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James Beasley School of Law at Temple... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jeremy-Evan Alva
Member

Justin Ketchel

Justin Ketchel
Justin Ketchel
Justin Ketchel Law
429 4th Ave Law & Finance Building
PIttsburgh, PA 15219
Licensed for 12 years, Justin Ketchel is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Justin Ketchel
Member

Vito Joseph DeLuca

Vito Joseph DeLuca
Vito Joseph DeLuca
DeLuca Law Offices
26 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA 18704
Vito Joseph DeLuca is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Vito Joseph DeLuca
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Lee A. Ciccarelli

Lee A. Ciccarelli
Lee A. Ciccarelli
Ciccarelli Law Offices
304 North High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Licensed for 31 years, Lee A. Ciccarelli is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Washington University Law Schoo... read more >
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pacdl
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lee A. Ciccarelli
Member

James Alan Swetz

James Alan Swetz
James Alan Swetz
Cramer, Swetz, & Mcmanus, P.C.
711 Sarah Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Licensed for 44 years, James Alan Swetz is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
James Alan Swetz
Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

Louis Charles Shapiro

Louis Charles Shapiro
Louis Charles Shapiro
Sprague & Sprague
135 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Louis Charles Shapiro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Temple University's Beasley School of Law... read more >
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njbac
New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification
Louis Charles Shapiro
Certified Criminal Law Attorney in Criminal Law

Steven F O'Meara

Steven F O'Meara
Steven F O'Meara
Law Office of Steven F. O'Meara - Criminal Lawyers Media Pa
212 West Front Street Suite 104
Media, PA 19063
Licensed for 28 years, Steven F O'Meara is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Widener University Delaware Law School... read more >

Christopher Koschier

Christopher Koschier
Christopher Koschier
The Law Offices of Christopher Koschier, Esq
266 East Main Street Suite #3
Norristown, PA 19401
Licensed for 4 years, Christopher Koschier is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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