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Blaine Jones Law, LLC - Aggressively Protecting Your Rights

Blaine Jones Law, LLC has aggressively and successfully handled over 30,000 cases for people charged with crimes in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas of Western Pennsylvania. Additionally, Attorney Jones has conducted over 100 trials and represented clients in thousands of preliminary hearings. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas of Western Pennsylvania, this time in your life may be overwhelming and traumatic. This is especially true for individuals who have never had a previous brush with the law, such as college students.

If you are facing criminal charges, or are being investigated for criminal activity, you may not know what to do or how to best proceed. If you do not act quickly, you may be facing serious penalties including jail or prison time, steep fines, and a future with a criminal record. It is in your best interest to contact our law firm to speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible. If you are facing any of the following charges or legal issues listed below, then it is important you contact Blaine Jones Law, LLC as soon as possible.

Areas of Practice

Defined as intentionally setting fire to or burning property or land, arson is a serious criminal offense that poses equally serious criminal penalties. Pennsylvania also enforces a number of arson-related charges.

An individual may be charged with assault for inflicting or attempting to inflict pain and harm to another individual. Typically charged as a misdemeanor, this is sometimes accompanied by battery, but that is a separate charge. When it is accompanied by a weapon, increased penalties may be given.

Bond Reduction
Bonds can be expensive especially if judges make them too lofty for the individual to try and pay. By working with our firm, you may be able to reduce the amount of your bond so that you can regain your freedom.

Detainer Hearings
Those that violate their parole or terms of probation could be facing being detained by the judge. Bail will not adequate for getting released from jail and a detainer hearing must take place to determine the end verdict.

Domestic Violence
Crimes including rape, sexual abuse, false imprisonment and more can be considered domestic violence. These actions must be between spouses, ex-spouses, family members, cohabitants, those who share a child or other romantic partners. It can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the situation.

Drug Crimes
Were you accused of possessing, cultivating, using, or selling an illegal drug? You may be facing serious penalties including thousands of dollars in fines and jail time. The consequences involved are highly dependent upon the types of substances found or used.

Without probable cause and following the necessary guidelines of a DUI arrest, many cases have been dropped and individuals have avoided serious fines, jail time and loss of their license. Allow a knowledgeable attorney to investigate your case and ensure that your rights were upheld.

Fake IDs
College students can be found guilty of possessing a fake ID to purchase alcohol. If you have been arrested for having, or producing, a fake ID, then you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible as the consequences can be dire.

Federal Crimes
Federal offenses involve serious crimes including drug trafficking, many types of fraud, forgery, terrorism and numerous other offenses. Multiple governmental agencies may be involved in an investigation, including the FBI, DEA, and IRS. Due to the highly sensitive nature of many of these crimes, it is absolutely necessary that a qualified Pittsburgh federal crime lawyer be involved from the beginning.

These charges usually arise from serious or violent crimes such as burglary, arson, forgery and others. Penalties can include prison sentences of anywhere from 7 years to life. You can still fight these accusations with the assistance of a criminal attorney.

Intentional deception of someone for your own benefit is considered fraud. Credit card fraud, insurance fraud, and other kinds of fraud can have you facing years in prison and steep fines.

Gun Charges / Firearms Charges
Gun laws are extremely strict in Pennsylvania and it is illegal for anyone to carry a handgun with a permit. Certain people are not permitted to carry firearms at all and if they are convicted could be facing severe penalties including 5-10 years in prison.

Homicide involves the premeditated killing of another person and falls into one of three types: murder, involuntary manslaughter, and voluntary manslaughter. Pennsylvania recognizes capital punishment, so it is imperative that you retain strong legal counsel.

Internet Crimes
Cybercrimes are serious non-violent crimes that can range from counterfeit merchandising to social security scams. Any type of criminal activity that is aided by the use of a computer or internet service can be classified as an internet crime. Common offenses include cyberstalking, identity theft, hacking, and distributing child pornography.

These less-serious crimes still hold the potential to be elevated to felony charges. It is important you defend your rights and work with an attorney after a charge and not dismiss these as something you can handle on your own.

Sex Crimes
Sexual assault, rape, or the production or possession of child pornography can have you facing serious sex crime charges. Contact an attorney if you have been arrested for a sex crime to avoid harsh consequences including being placed on the sex offender registry.

Summary Charges
Under common law jurisdiction of Pennsylvania, you can be charged with a summary offense for an infraction. This may include, but is not limited to, traffic tickets, disorderly conduct, and retail theft. While they may only result in fines, these charges can sometimes result in up to 90 days in jail.

Theft Crimes
Petty theft and grand theft are serious criminal offenses. If you are found guilty, then you may be facing steep fines as well time in jail. Theft can range from robbery to fraud to shoplifting.

Underage Drinking
One of the most commonly charged offenses for college students and high school students is underage drinking. If an underage driver is stopped and tested with a breathalyzer, revealing a BAC level of anything higher than .02% they could be facing drunk driving charges. There is a "zero tolerance" policy in Pennsylvania to try and deter underage drinking.

White Collar Crimes
Named for their association with business professionals and white collar workers, white collar crimes include a number of non-violent financially motivated offenses. These can include embezzlement, money laundering, securities fraud, insider trading, all of which pose serious criminal penalties.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyers

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. You may be facing severe penalties that can affect the rest of your life. Defend your freedom, personal relationships, and career opportunities; contact our firm today. A qualified and distinguished attorney can help you understand the charges that you are facing, what defenses may be possible, and what plea bargains will be available to you. Our firm may be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed and can work to get your penalties lessened or diverted.

At Blaine Jones Law, LLC, we can help you build a winning criminal defense strategy on your behalf. Our Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys represent clients facing all kinds of criminal charges at both state (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) and federal levels. Contact Blaine Jones Law, LLC today to speak with an experienced Pittsburgh criminal attorney and work toward defending your future! We offer free phone consultations when you call us at this number: (412) 475-0062.

Blaine Jones Law, LLC - Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 500 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219. View Map
Phone: (412) 475-0062