Ask A Lawyer

Tell Us Your Case Information for Fastest Lawyer Match!

Please include all relevant details from your case including where, when, and who it involoves.
Case details that can effectively describe the legal situation while also staying concise generally receive the best responses from lawyers.


By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.

Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer, Pennsylvania

Sponsored Law Firm


Zak Taylor Goldstein Lawyer

Zak Taylor Goldstein

VERIFIED
Criminal
Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney

Zak Goldstein is a Philadelphia criminal defense and civil rights attorney. Zak Goldstein has experience trying hundreds of cases before judges and ju... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-356-3201

Michael H. Fienman Lawyer

Michael H. Fienman

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI

Whether you have been charged with a traffic violation or you’re being investigated for a violent crime, you need defense that is reliable, committe... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-631-1790

John B. Elbert Lawyer

John B. Elbert

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor
Defending Your Rights Since 1978

Attorney John B. Elbert is a Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer with 30 years of experience in the field. As your attorney, John Elbert can revie... (more)

Richard J Mennies Lawyer

Richard J Mennies

VERIFIED
General Practice
General Practice in Conshohocken PA

Richard Mennies brings 30 years of leadership and experience to Mennies & Palmer, specializing in all aspects of insurance defense litigation as well ... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT
Michael W. Cassidy Lawyer

Michael W. Cassidy

VERIFIED
Criminal, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate

Michael W. Cassidy is an experienced civil and criminal trial lawyer. Before joining our firm in 1997, he had his own Montgomery County general practi... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT
James Charles Veith Lawyer

James Charles Veith

VERIFIED
Workers' Compensation, Criminal, DUI-DWI, Accident & Injury, Social Security
Willow Grove Workers Compensation Lawyer

Jim graduated from Houghton College outside of Buffalo, N.Y. in 1997. After college and while working full time in the field of Risk Management, he gr... (more)

Christopher  Bokas Lawyer

Christopher Bokas

VERIFIED
Criminal, Bankruptcy

Attorney Christopher Bokas handles all felonies and misdemeanors, including white collar crimes, juvenile crimes, drug offenses, parol and probation v... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-997-6550

Leno P. Thomas Lawyer

Leno P. Thomas

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Lawsuit & Dispute, Estate

Leno P. Thomas, is an attorney with an uncommon breadth of skills and experience that go well beyond his practice of law. Mr. Thomas was born in Ranni... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-883-7351

Nusrat J. Rashid Lawyer

Nusrat J. Rashid

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Criminal

When you or someone you love is accused of a crime, the first and most important decision you will make is on hiring a private attorney. Every crim... (more)

Stuart A. Eisenberg Lawyer

Stuart A. Eisenberg

VERIFIED
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estate
When Your Interests Are At Stake, Not Just Any Lawyer Will Do

Stuart A. Eisenberg has over 35 years of involvement as an attorney. Since 1998, Mr. Eisenberg’s law firm has successfully engaged in assisting con... (more)

800-923-0641

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

Call me for fastest results!
800-943-8690

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.


Display Sponsorship

TIPS

Lawyer.com can help you easily and quickly find Philadelphia Criminal Lawyers and Philadelphia Criminal Law Firms. Refine your search by specific Criminal practice areas such as DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, RICO Act, White Collar Crime and Traffic matters.

LEGAL TERMS

JURY

Criminal Law Traffic TicketshomeGLOSSARY jury A group of people selected to apply the law, as stated by the judge, to the facts of a case and render a decision,... (more...)
Criminal Law Traffic TicketshomeGLOSSARY jury A group of people selected to apply the law, as stated by the judge, to the facts of a case and render a decision, called the verdict. Traditionally, an American jury was made up of 12 people who had to arrive at a unanimous decision. But today, in many states, juries in civil cases may be composed of as few as six members and non-unanimous verdicts may be permitted. (Most states still require 12-person, unanimous verdicts for criminal trials.) Tracing its history back over 1,000 years, the jury system was brought to England by William the Conqueror in 1066. The philosophy behind the jury system is that--especially in a criminal case--an accused's guilt or innocence should be judged by a group of people from her community ('a jury of her peers'). Recently, some courts have been experimenting with increasing the traditionally rather passive role of the jury by encouraging jurors to take notes and ask questions.

WARRANT

See search warrant or arrest warrant.

BAILOR

Someone who delivers an item of personal property to another person for a specific purpose. For example, a person who leaves a broken VCR with a repairman in or... (more...)
Someone who delivers an item of personal property to another person for a specific purpose. For example, a person who leaves a broken VCR with a repairman in order to get it fixed would be a bailor.

INFORMED CONSENT

An agreement to do something or to allow something to happen, made with complete knowledge of all relevant facts, such as the risks involved or any available al... (more...)
An agreement to do something or to allow something to happen, made with complete knowledge of all relevant facts, such as the risks involved or any available alternatives. For example, a patient may give informed consent to medical treatment only after the healthcare professional has disclosed all possible risks involved in accepting or rejecting the treatment. A healthcare provider or facility may be held responsible for an injury caused by an undisclosed risk. In another context, a person accused of committing a crime cannot give up his constitutional rights--for example, to remain silent or to talk with an attorney--unless and until he has been informed of those rights, usually via the well-known Miranda warnings.

NOLO CONTENDERE

A plea entered by the defendant in response to being charged with a crime. If a defendant pleads nolo contendere, she neither admits nor denies that she committ... (more...)
A plea entered by the defendant in response to being charged with a crime. If a defendant pleads nolo contendere, she neither admits nor denies that she committed the crime, but agrees to a punishment (usually a fine or jail time) as if guilty. Usually, this type of plea is entered because it can't be used as an admission of guilt if a civil case is held after the criminal trial.

PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

One of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecu... (more...)
One of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, each element of the crime charged.

SELF-DEFENSE

An affirmative defense to a crime. Self-defense is the use of reasonable force to protect oneself from an aggressor. Self-defense shields a person from criminal... (more...)
An affirmative defense to a crime. Self-defense is the use of reasonable force to protect oneself from an aggressor. Self-defense shields a person from criminal liability for the harm inflicted on the aggressor. For example, a robbery victim who takes the robber's weapon and uses it against the robber during a struggle won't be liable for assault and battery since he can show that his action was reasonably necessary to protect himself from imminent harm.

CONSTABLE

A peace officer for a particular geographic area -- most often a rural county -- who commonly has the power to serve legal papers, arrest lawbreakers and keep t... (more...)
A peace officer for a particular geographic area -- most often a rural county -- who commonly has the power to serve legal papers, arrest lawbreakers and keep the peace. Depending on the state, a constable may be similar to a marshal or sheriff.

BATTERY

A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how... (more...)
A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how severe the injury. A fist fight is a common battery; being hit by a wild pitch in a baseball game is not.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Reinhart v. COM., DEPT. OF TRANSP.

... The Department suspended Licensee's operating privileges because of three criminal convictions arising from a single accident: reckless driving; failing to stop his vehicle at an accident scene where 168 death or personal injury was involved; and driving under the influence of ...

Com. v. Abraham

... 3 Abraham was charged with corruption of a minor, 18 Pa.CS § 6301; indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age, 18 Pa.CS § 3126; endangering the welfare of a child, 18 Pa.CS § 4304; and criminal solicitation, 18 Pa.CS § 5902. ...

Com. v. Baldwin

... According to the Commonwealth, Section 9765 clearly indicates the legislature's intent that criminal defendants' sentences do not merge unless all of the elements of one offense are included within the elements of the other offense. ...