Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged with a crime? If so, you need to seek legal counsel right away. Even crimes that seem relatively minor can have a major impact on your life, preventing you from obtaining employment, renting a house, or even by causing your credit to be denied.
Anytime you are charged with a crime, it is a serious matter that needs to be addressed immediately. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. offer free initial consultations. This means that your case will be evaluated by an experienced Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer before you commit to hiring us. This is important because being charged can be a confusing and frustrating process if you are not aware of the possible penalties you face if you are convicted.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, pick up the phone and call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a free consultation, and discuss how we can help you. We are a full-service law firm, and will defend you against charges of any criminal offense, including:
DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is charged under the criminal code in Pennsylvania. As such, there are jail penalties associated with DUI as well as driver license consequences.
For DUI cases, you can be charged for the amount of alcohol in your blood, the amount of drugs you have in your blood, or merely the observations of the officer. It is very common for people to be found guilty based solely on the Field Sobriety Tests conducted by an officer or blood tests. Other related charges, such as Public Intoxication,Driving While Suspended or revoked, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident are regularly charged alongside DUI cases, and must be addressed, since they can have jail time consequences.
Drug Crimes can range from serious felonies, to smaller crimes like Possession of Marijuana. If you have been charged with Drug Possession, Possession with Intent to Deliver Drugs, Receipt in Commerce, or any other drug crime, you should see an attorney as soon as possible. Many drug crimes carry jail time and other collateral consequences, such as a prohibition against you obtaining your concealed carry permit and Driver License Suspensions.
Obtaining an attorney gives you the best chance you have at overcoming drug related charges, since an attorney can contest a stop, search, and seizure, and get the fruits of the search (the drugs) thrown out.
Crimes Against Persons
Crimes against persons is defined as a crime against the physical person of an individual. In order to be charged for a crime against persons, there must be an allegation of physical harm against another person.
Crimes against persons include: Assault, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, Sex Crimes, Harassment, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Robbery. These types of Assault Crimes are generally contested by discrediting the witness that claims to be the victim. It is the attorney’s job to find inconsistencies in the witness’s story so that a judge or jury can find you more credible than the alleged victim in the case.
Property crimes are crimes against the belongings of another person. This includes: Retail Theft, Receipt of Stolen Property, Theft by Deception, Burglary, Writing Bad Checks, Institutional Vandalism, and other crimes.
Property crimes are serious in nature because judges and juries can identify with the victims in the case. In order to contest property crimes, we often aggressively challenge the prosecution’s assumption that there was an intent to steal from another person. There are a number of other defenses experienced criminal defense attorneys can use to challenge the sufficiency of the evidence.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Philadelphia
We will fight for you. We meet with our clients and gain a firm understanding of our client’s needs and goals. We then perform the necessary research and investigation to determine what facts are available for our client’s defense, and we prepare a case designed to achieve the best results possible for our client.
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. has been successfully defending clients from criminal prosecution for over two decades. You may be next. But the only way we can help you is if you take the first step. Don’t wait, call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.