Criminal Lawyers with 50+ Years’ Experience helping Clients
Most people go their entire life without dealing with the criminal courts in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, there are times when people make mistakes or misjudgments for whatever reason. They get pulled over for a DUI, they get cited for retail theft, they get involved in a fight, or they are found possessing a controlled substance or paraphernalia. Whatever the charge, the criminal process can be a very scary and confusing ordeal for someone that does not deal with it regularly. Thankfully, the criminal lawyers at Carosella & Associates, P.C., have a combined 50+ years’ experience in dealing with the various entities that make up the criminal courts in Pennsylvania.
Many people think that just because they were cited or arrested that they are guilty. This is not the case. You have to remember, no matter how bad things look, you are innocent until the Commonwealth proves you guilty of each of the charged offenses beyond a reasonable doubt after a full trial in front of a jury of your peers. That means, if you are charged with a DUI, the Commonwealth has to present compelling evidence and testimony in open court, before a judge and jury, which proves you were driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance which resulted in you being incapable of safe driving. As you can see, there is a lot they have to do and even more they have to prove. As a result, the law favors you!
The “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard is not to be taken lightly. It is the highest standard under the law and, believe it or not, very difficult for the Commonwealth to meet. Even with all the evidence in the Commonwealth’s favor, a defendant still has the absolute right to cross examine the Commonwealth’s witnesses; to question the processes which may or may not have been followed; to present alternate theories as to the facts presented; and to pick apart the evidence used against you through counter witnesses and experts. Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys can present these and numerous other defenses to create doubt in the jury’s minds and return a verdict of not guilty.
Our Criminal Defense Lawyers are with you and advising you every step of the way
Did you know that effective representation begins right after your initial contact with law enforcement? As they say, the best defense is a good offense. The sooner we get involved the more we can do to aid you. For instance, we evaluate every encounter to determine whether the police have followed proper protocol when investigating the alleged crime? Did you feel that you were free to leave or were you placed under arrest? Did you make any written or oral statements? Were you alone or with someone? These questions, and many others, provide our experienced attorneys with the information they need to determine your best course of action. Our criminal defense attorneys walk you through the entire process, from preliminary arraignment to trial. With our many years of experience, you’ll feel confident in our handling of your case. We know the system, we know the courts, we know the police, we know the DA’s and most importantly, we know, given the facts as they are presented, what is your best option for winning your case or getting you the best available plea offer.
If you or someone you know is charged with a criminal or traffic offense, do not wait. Contact our office immediately and speak with our experienced Criminal Lawyers.