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The Bare Law Firm LLC provides a free office visit for criminal cases. Cases accepted include criminal trials, drunk driving- DUI, thefts, assaults, summary offenses, misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile offenses, and traffic charges.
WE WILL HELP YOU!
- We will inform you and answer all your questions and make sure you understand the criminal proceedings.
- We will present any evidence which supports a reduction of charges or a finding of not guilty.
- We will challenge evidence submitted against you.
- We will negotiate reduced jail time, fines, house arrest, work release, and penalties.
- We will defend, protect, and inform you throughout the proceedings.
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TYPES OF CRIMINAL CASES
Summary offenses include, harassment, disorderly conduct, some retail thefts, and most traffic violations. Summary charges are brought against a person through a citation from a police officer or by a summons from a district justice to appear and answer to charges.
Misdemeanors and felonies are more serious types of crimes. Misdemeanors include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, assault, and some types of theft. Charges such as robbery, burglary, forgery, drug use, and murder are examples of felonies.
In cases of misdemeanor and felony charges, there will be a preliminary hearing before a district justice. This is not a trial. The district justice does not determine guilt or innocence in cases of misdemeanors or felonies, but determines only if the Commonwealth is able to prove a charge that should be tried in court. If so, the trial is then held in the Common Pleas Court in the county where the charges are filed.
WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES?
A criminal record could cause problems in an employment opportunity. Sometimes even the least serious crimes may prevent you from obtaining certain types of employment or could cause you to lose your job. A criminal charge can be used against you. For example, an earlier charge may be used in a pre-sentence report and may result in a more severe sentence for any future crime. Criminal charges are very serious, so it is important that you are adequately represented by an attorney throughout the entire process.