Criminal Law

Experience matters when your freedom is at stake. Don't just trust an attorney to represent you in your time of need, this is the time when you need experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated criminal defense attorneys. Our Attorneys will fight for your rights. We specialize in the following areas:

  • DUI Charges
  • Drug Charges
  • Violent Crime Charges
  • Unlawful Weapons Charges
  • Federal Charges
  • Theft Charges
  • White Collar Crime Charges

Pennsylvania DUI Laws

If you are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Pennsylvania and you are stopped or apprehended by law enforcement it could result in convictions, jail time increase in auto insurance rates, eligibility for some employment opportunities and fines. For example, first time DUI offense without any other crime violations may lead and six months' probation and a three hundred dollar fine, however second time convictions can lead to jail time for over two years.

Therefore, not knowing your rights will hurt you and is imperative that you are represented by a knowledgeable Criminal Defense attorney to protect your legal rights and prevent jail time and loss of your driving privileges.

Pennsylvania Drug possession laws

It is unlawful in Pennsylvania to possess illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and other controlled substances. If you are stopped and you are in possession of illegal controlled substances unless you can prove you have a valid prescription for the controlled substance you can be charged with unlawful possession which is a crime in Pennsylvania.

It is also a crime in Pennsylvania to buy Heroin or to possess the drug. Even having paraphernalia used for drug purposes is a crime in Pennsylvania. Convicted offenders can face jail time from one to three years and be ordered to pay fines from $5,000.00 to $25,000.00.

Today, many states have permitted the use of marijuana for medical purposes however it is still unlawful under the Federal government and in the State of Pennsylvania. Marijuana is illegal in Pennsylvania no matter what amount thirty grams or less in a misdemeanor crime with a $500.00 fine and up to thirty-day jail time. If you are apprehended with more the thirty grams of Marijuana, you can face up to One year of jail time and a fine up to $5000.00.

Second offense conviction can face up to three years of jail time with up to $25,000.00. Having criminal Defense attorneys that is knowledgeable of the Law and Defenses is critical for your success to overcome any charges made against you.

Former Pennsylvania Bucks County First District Attorney, David Zellis ESQ. Criminal Defense Attorney with over 30 years Criminal Defense Trial experience. Go to someone who knows the Criminal Justice System Inside and Out. Call Us Today. For Criminal law, depend on the qualified, experienced professionals at Lawyers BW Same-day and walk-in appointments are available, and our fees are affordable If you'd like us to review your case, fill out our online form.