Fayette County, Pennsylvania Criminal Defense

If you are arrested and charged with a crime in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, your case will be heard in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas. Although Fayette is one of Pennsylvania's more rural counties, lawbreakers can still face stiff penalties. The police, prosecutors, and judges in Fayette County sometimes demonstrate their commitment to public safety by punishing offenders harshly. That's why having quality legal representation is so important.

Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Fayette County, Pennsylvania? Regardless of whether it's a misdemeanor or felony offense, your life after the arrest will be profoundly affected by the outcome of your case. You could lose your freedom and be fined thousands of dollars. You have the right to defend yourself, and the LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team can help you. Call us at 888-535-3686 or contact us online today.

Being arrested in Fayette County is one of the most unpleasant experiences you can go through. The process is dehumanizing, and it turns your entire world upside down. Suddenly, police and prosecutors, whom you have always seen as public servants, are treating you like a criminal and trying to take away your freedom. However, having experienced and dedicated legal counsel could be the difference between freedom and incarceration.

How Can the LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team Help?

American justice gives criminal defendants the right to counsel, but not all lawyers are created equally. Effective criminal defense requires skill, experience, and, perhaps most importantly, a willingness to fight for the client. The LLF Law Firm brings all those assets to the table, and we pride ourselves on being your advocate at every stage of the criminal justice process. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can begin working for you.

That starts as early as your arraignment, where our team will try to secure the lowest bail possible and a pre-trial release. Remaining free during the trial process will allow you to continue working and supporting your family. We find that simply being free before trial can also increase your ability to assist in your defense. Regardless of how the arraignment goes, we never stop working for you.

Being arrested and charged does not automatically lead to a conviction, and our Criminal Defense Team will carefully dissect the evidence against you. Criminal cases often have weak points or areas that can be exploited to raise doubt among the jury. We will create a comprehensive strategy that attacks the weak points in the prosecution's case and presents all the available evidence in your favor.

We Can Seek Conviction Alternatives

Anytime we take a case, our main goal is to keep you free. That's why we work so hard to attack the prosecution's case and raise reasonable doubt about your guilt for the judge and jury. Many criminal cases are based on evidence that may be sufficient for an arrest but not a conviction. It's a fine line, but one that our Criminal Defense Team has successfully walked before.

We don't just attack the prosecution's case for the sake of it. If we raise enough doubts about the prosecution's case, it may give us sufficient leverage to reach a mutually agreeable arrangement such as probation or a plea to lesser charges that allows you to remain free. Depending on your charges, you may also be eligible for diversion programs or deferred adjudication. Our team will explore all these conviction alternatives.

The LLF Law Firm Fights Felony and Misdemeanor Cases

When you watch crime dramas on television, they often carry on as if misdemeanor charges are no big deal. This is incorrect. Yes, felony convictions come with harsher punishments and larger fines, but a conviction of any kind will become part of your criminal record. Many criminal defendants find that moving on with their life after a conviction can be very challenging.

That's because your criminal record will follow you wherever you go. It could complicate your efforts to get financial aid for college, obtain professional licenses, or even rent an apartment. We don't believe you should pay for one mistake for the rest of your life, and that's why the LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team fights so hard for all our clients. You deserve an attorney who cares as much about your future as you do!

What Kind of Cases Do We Take?

The LLF Law Firm's Criminal Defense Team is equipped to defend you against a full range of criminal charges. Examples of the charges we can defend you against include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Alcohol-related offenses (e.g., DUI, Minor in possession, Open containers in your vehicle)
  • Drug-related offenses (e.g., Simple Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Manufacturing)
  • Violent crimes (e.g., Assault, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault)
  • Sexually based offenses
  • White-collar crimes (e.g., Forgery, Wire Fraud, Embezzlement)

If you don't see the offense you were charged with listed above, we can still take your case. Don't hesitate to call us at 888-535-3686 or contact us online, and a member of our team can better inform you about how we can help with your case.

We Can Help You After the Trial, Too

A verdict of not guilty is our goal every time we take a case. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, but an adverse jury verdict doesn't mean we can no longer help you. The LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team also offers post-trial services. Sometimes, errors take place in trials, and if we can identify one in yours, it may give us grounds to appeal your case.

Additionally, it may be possible to expunge certain convictions from your criminal record. If you've already been convicted of a crime but believe a legal error contributed to your conviction, or you may be eligible to have your record expunged, we are here to help!

An Arrest in Fayette County Does Not Have to Lead to a Conviction

Being arrested in Fayette County can feel like the end of the world, but it doesn't have to be. You have the right to face your accuser and to be represented at trial by an attorney of your choice. The LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team is here to give you the quality representation you deserve, and we will work tirelessly to reach the best outcome possible in your case.

You don't have to plead guilty or write off the rest of your life just because you've been arrested. No matter what the authorities or the Fayette County prosecutor say about the strength of their case, we will fight for your rights and represent you to the best of our abilities. Call the LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team at 888-535-3686 or contact us online today. Fighting for you is our job!

Contact Us Today!

The LLF Law Firm Team has decades of experience successfully resolving clients' criminal charges in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania counties. If you are having any uncertainties about what the future may hold for you or a loved one, contact the LLF Law Firm today! Our Criminal Defense Team will go above and beyond the needs of any client, and will fight until the final bell rings.

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