Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

Serious crimes warrant a serious and aggressive defense. When your future and freedom are at stake, you need an experienced, dedicated criminal defense attorney who will take the time to answer your questions and zealously defend your rights.

If you are being investigated, have been charged with a crime or have been arrested, you need immediate legal help. Trust that you have made the right decision by choosing the criminal defense attorneys at PGHLAW to fight by your side.

Our team recognizes that no matter if you have never been involved with the criminal justice system before or if you have been convicted in the past, your case has a unique set of circumstances that prompted an investigation. We take the time to carefully evaluate every detail of your case, leaving no stone unturned as we proceed with the most compelling and aggressive criminal defense possible.

Fearless & Aggressive Legal Representation

Getting arrested can be a frightening experience, especially with everything that can follow — being taken by police car to a detention center, getting booked, and likely being put in jail. Because getting arrested is a trying time, if you’re arrested you may be tempted to say or do anything to get out of the situation. But if you’re ever arrested, it is important under these difficult circumstances to think clearly and try to protect your rights.

We handle cases in all areas of criminal law including:

Hiring the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Case

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, choosing the right criminal defense lawyer might be the difference between your freedom and time spent behind bars.

While the legal fees are certainly a major consideration, you should know that there will always be someone willing to handle your case for less. Below are a few factors to consider:

1. Experience

When you face serious charges, experience matters. Although a less seasoned criminal lawyer might do good job, your future depends on his/her experience. Don’t be afraid to ask about a lawyer’s prior history and results; don’t be fooled by those who will guarantee results only to get you in the door.

2. Practice Area

It should go without saying that you want a criminal lawyer to handle your case, but a lot of criminal attorneys are merely general practitioners who represent anyone who is willing to pay their fees. You should choose an attorney who specifically focuses on the kinds of cases similar to yours.

3. Reputation

A criminal lawyer who comes highly recommended by past clients is always a good sign; don’t be afraid to ask for references. Online databases are another research tool, but beware that a lot of those recommendations are based on the fees the company charges the attorneys to be members.

4. Trust

You will be entrusting your criminal lawyer with a lot of responsibility, your freedom being the most important. Sit down with the prospective attorney, have a conversation and make sure you feel comfortable. If you don’t have trust in the attorney, then most likely that attorney will not have your best interests in mind.

5. Schedule

Most criminal lawyers take any criminal case that walks through their doors as long as the client has money. When this happens, often times that attorney is handling so many cases that he/she isn’t able to provide you with the needed time and attention you deserve and should demand. Unlike other areas of the law, a criminal attorney should never pass your case on to a paralegal or assistant.

Contact our Criminal Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation

If you believe you are under investigation, the fight for your freedom has already begun. Call us today for a free consultation & let us defend your innocence, your reputation and your future.

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