When you need to mount a criminal defense that works, you need to pick a Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer who will fight for your rights at the very first sign you need help. We protect people who need criminal defense at the federal, state, and municipal levels, and we've been doing it for a long, long time. We provide a criminal defense that is tough, because we're experienced. If you try to navigate the criminal-justice system alone, you risk losing valuable constitutional rights. That's why you need a criminal defense lawyer who isn't afraid to protect you, one who mounts the most effective criminal defense, no matter what. It is your life, so the stakes are high.
Rated a superb 10.0 by Avvo rating system, listed for years as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, and a proud member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Attorney Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq., is a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer who fights for people in all areas of criminal defense. This includes homicides, drug crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, assault, gun crimes, white-collar and economic crimes, sex crimes, computer crimes and other offenses, in both federal and state courts. A criminal defense lawyer must have a clear understanding of the procedural, evidentiary, and substantive rules of criminal law to present a logical and organized defense. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer substantially reduces your legal risks.
Everyone is entitled to constitutional protections that apply throughout the criminal process, beginning with the investigation of the crime up through the time of arrest, trial, and sentencing, if it gets that far. For example, a criminal defendant is entitled to counsel at all critical stages of criminal proceedings. If you or someone you know has been arrested or subjected to a criminal investigation, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible, even before charges have been filed. Early intervention by a skilled attorney will help preserve your legal options, and might even prevent charges from being filed. Here's an important tip: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT AT ANY TIME, SO DO NOT TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Even making the most innocent sounding statement to a law enforcement official can wind up hurting you, so KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT UNTIL YOU TALK TO A LAWYER. The state and federal government must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, so don't help them in the process!
Upon conviction, a crime may be punished with a fine, removal or disqualification from State office, imprisonment, and even death. Depending upon their severity, offenses are classified as felonies, misdemeanors, or summary offenses. In Pennsylvania, felonies such as homicide and arson, can carry up to twenty years of incarceration, each. Misdemeanors, like some retail theft cases, simple assault, and terroristic threats are crimes that are punished with much less severe consequences than felonies. Examples of summary offenses include traffic offenses, disorderly conduct, harassment and contempt. For any of these crimes, you need a criminal defense lawyer who works for you, so you can mount a criminal defense that works.
It is important to find a criminal defense lawyer you are comfortable with, someone who knows your case and the law. Whether you are facing charges for theft, narcotics, DUI or any other criminal offense, contact criminal defense lawyer Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. Representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, this Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer will protect your rights and aggressively work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Brad V. Shuttleworth is a Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer who knows criminal law and who knows how to give you the criminal defense you deserve.
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