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When you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Philadelphia, the consequences you are facing could irrevocably change your life forever. It is important to take action to clear your name and challenge the charges against you.
Take steps to defend yourself when you contact a dedicated Philadelphia criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC. Get your confidential consultation today to learn more about what defense options may be available to you.
Penalties of a Criminal Conviction in Philadelphia
The federal criminal court system and criminal justice systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are complex and intimidating. The potential repercussions of a criminal conviction are very serious. In Philadelphia, you will likely want a criminal defense attorney to defend you against the following types of charges:
- Felony Convictions
- Misdemeanor Convictions
- Incarceration / Jail Time
- Loss of Custody and/or Visitation for Minor Children
- Loss of Benefits
- Court Costs
- Sex Offender Registration
- And many, many more…
You cannot expect state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors to help you. If you are being investigated or have been accused of a crime in Philadelphia, you should have a smart, experienced, and aggressive criminal defense attorney advocating for your rights. Do not wait.
Marni Jo Snyder will fight for your rights and will explain the judicial process in order to determine the best course of action to meet your unique goals and needs. Do not make the mistake of assuming you understand the law or can afford to wait to hire a Philadelphia assault lawyer.
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How a Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney Could Help You
Ms. Snyder will work to minimize your exposure at sentencing, reduce the collateral damage of a conviction for some charges, or fight for acquittal on all charges at trial. Whether in front of a judge or a jury, Marni Jo Snyder is a confident and calculated communicator who is skilled in the art of persuasion.
As a criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia, Marni Jo Snyder has resolved thousands of criminal cases. She routinely and successfully makes motions to dismiss, motions to quash, and motions to suppress. Ms. Snyder is not afraid to go to trial and is very familiar with winning. Her reputation as a trial attorney who prepares and investigates tirelessly enables her to negotiate the best plea deals when it makes sense for her clients.
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Common Types of Criminal Offenses in Philadelphia
The Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC will provide an exceptional defense for cases involving:
- Drug Crimes, Manufacturing, Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Drug Trafficking
- Sex Offenses, Molestation, Rape, Statutory Rape, Corruption of Minors
- Date Rape, Child Pornography
- Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter
- Assault, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault
- Robbery, Armed Robbery
- Gun Offenses, Firearms Offenses
- Burglary, Trespassing
- Theft Crimes, Receiving Stolen Property
- Fraud, Identity Theft
- Internet and Computer Crimes, Cybercrimes
- DUI, DWI, Hit-and-Run
- Domestic Violence, Domestic Disputes, Domestic Battery
- Juvenile Defense
- Juveniles Charged as Adults
- Megan’s Law Offenses
- And more…
Philadelphia Criminal Defense FAQ
When you are facing criminal charges in Philadelphia, you may be scared and worried about your future. You may have many unanswered questions regarding what you can expect from your criminal defense strategy.
In the hopes of helping you get the clarity and answers you need, we have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions regarding criminal defenses in Philadelphia below. If you have additional questions that were not answered on this page, do not hesitate to contact our office for a confidential case review.
Should I Accept a Plea Agreement?
It is difficult to say whether accepting a plea agreement (234 Pa. Code Rule § 590) is in your best interest. Generally, the state’s prosecuting attorney may be more willing to work with you regarding a plea agreement when the evidence against you is weak or you may be better served by rehabilitative measures. However, you should never accept a plea agreement without first discussing your defense options with your attorney.
How Can I Defend My Case?
Figuring out how to approach your defense strategy can be challenging. The type of crime you are charged with can have a significant impact on how to approach your defense.
For example, if you were charged with a drunk driving offense, your attorney would look at whether challenging the chemical blood alcohol test results, lab procedures, or administration of such tests is appropriate. We may also look into whether you were stopped lawfully.
If you were charged with assault and battery, we might examine whether you were acting in defense of yourself or others. After reviewing the details of your case with your attorney, you will have a better idea of which defense options may be most appropriate for the charges against you.
Should I Work With a Public Defender?
Public defenders are often overloaded with cases. If you want your defense to get the time and attention it deserves and do everything you can to avoid the consequences of a guilty verdict, it may be in your best interests to hire a private criminal defense attorney to advocate for your rights.
Get Help From a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia Today
When you are facing criminal charges and are unsure how to best approach your defense, you may want an aggressive legal advocate on your side.
Contact the Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC for a confidential case review today. You can reach us through our secured contact form or by phone when you are ready to get started on your case.