Criminal Defense Attorney Northeast Philadelphia
If you have been charged with or accused of a crime, you should seek legal counsel immediately. Any accusation of criminal behavior should be dealt with as quickly as possible, because the potential consequences are significant. Even a case which you believe is of little import can harm your reputation and credit, and could even land you in jail. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we offer 100% free consultations. Our goal is to provide high-quality legal representation and obtain the best result possible given your circumstances. Each case is different, and, accordingly, requires an individualized approach. If you are accused of criminal conduct, you need to be comfortable with your lawyer, and the legal strategy he or she employs. If you or a loved one is faced with life-altering allegations, please pick up the phone and call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you.
We are a full-service law firm, and can defend you against any criminal offense, including:
Unlike in New Jersey, Driving Under the Influence is a criminal offense in Pennsylvania. Therefore, you will be fingerprinted, booked, and treated as a criminal by the justice system when charged. When defending DUI cases, we focus on procedures used by the police. For example, we review police reports, breath/blood equipment, video, eyewitness accounts, and all other relevant evidence to determine if a) there is a technical way to dismiss the case, and, if not b) if we can defend the case on its merits.
There are many cases where a breath or blood result can be thrown out, forcing the prosecution to proceed solely based on eyewitness testimony. As a result, the government’s eyewitnesses have to show beyond reasonable doubt that you are impaired, which is a tall order. We will leave no stone unturned, and see if there is a way to proceed without the breath or blood tests.
The same applies to Public Intoxication crimes. While testing for public intoxication and underage drinking is minimal, if we can establish that the machine is faulty, we are then able to challenge the underlying criminal offense.
Defending property crimes such as Theft by Deception, Receiving Stolen Property, Burglary, and Writing Bad Checks all hinge on intent. As such, we can defend these types of crimes by forcing the government to prove that you had the intent to steal. In many of these cases, it is difficult to prove that you intended to steal or commit a crime. Other defenses, such as ownership and permission, can come into play when defending these crimes.
Defending Retail Theft (Shoplifting) cases requires knowledge of the various shoplifting detection techniques employed by stores. Many of retail theft cases will revolve around mistakes of fact – whether you knew you were stealing or if you were concealing an object for the purpose of stealing.
If you have been charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver, Drug Possession, Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, or any other drug-related crime, we will contest the validity of the search, seizure, and the arrest itself. Drug cases heavily rely on search warrants, eyewitness testimony, and the use of confidential informants. All of these can be challenged in court, and one or more can be excluded from trial. If necessary evidence is excluded from trial, it means your case may have to be thrown out.
Crimes Against Persons (Assault Crimes)
Cases such as Assault, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person are all classified as crimes against persons. These crimes involve causing physical harm to another person, whether intentionally or not.
Different types of Assault Crimes may be contested by discrediting witnesses and/or by showing that your actions were legal or unintentional. In the case of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, we would instead need to demonstrate that the conduct at issue was not reckless in nature, but instead reasonable.
In addition to handling the charges listed above, we also have extensive experience in Return of Property cases, Probation Violations, pre-trial investigations, and Expungement matters. Our decades of experience in the criminal defense field means we have handled a wide array of cases, and have helped many clients with their criminal defense matters.
Attorney in Northeast Philadelphia for Criminal Defense
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience handling Criminal Defense matters, and can help you with your case. We will fight for you, and your rights. Call us to today for a free consultation.
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