Criminal Laws in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Criminal Law

The Law firm of Manchester & Associates is located in Bellefonte, PA in Pennsylvania. Our centralized location allows us to handle criminal defense cases throughout the State of Pennsylvania.

If you are accused or charged with a crime, you need to protect your rights. You will want our knowledge of the Pennsylvania Criminal Law and our real world experience earned from representing thousands of people charged with criminal offenses on your side. Our lawyers handle both Pennsylvania Misdemeanor Crimes and Pennsylvania Felony Crimes in local, state, and federal courts. Regardless of the crime at issue, Manchester and Associates will protect your rights and vigorously defend you.

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Pennsylvania Criminal Offenses

Manchester & Associates handles a wide variety of common PA and Federal criminal law issues including:

  • Drug Offenses / Drug Dealing / Drug Possession
  • Internet Pornography / Child Pornography
  • Murder
  • Embezzlement
  • Rape
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Theft / Robbery / Burglary
  • DUI Defense
  • Sex Offenses / Sexual Molestation / Sexual Assault
  • Traffic Citations
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Forgery / Fraud / Insurance Fraud
  • Arson
  • Gun Offenses
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Computer Crimes / White Collar Crime

Punishment For Common State And Federal Criminal Offenses

Punishment for the crimes listed above range from probation to life in prison in either a Federal or State Correctional Facility and fines up to several million dollars. If you are sentenced to a Federal Correctional Facility you could go to a prison anywhere in America. You are not guaranteed to be put in a prison in your home state if convicted in a federal court.

Not only can you go to jail you will can lose your right to vote, to own a firearm, to drive, to live where you want and in some cases to move back to your home state. If you are a Commercial Truck Driver you could lose your license even if you do not commit an offense while driving your truck.

These are just some of the punishments you can receive if convicted. There will also be collateral consequences such as shame and embarrassment, lose of job and future job possibilities, and possibly your home.