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Charged With a Felony in Pittsburgh?

If you are facing felony charges, whether at the state or federal level, in Pittsburgh or in the surrounding areas of western Pennsylvania, it is to your advantage to hire a qualified criminal defense attorney. A Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer at our firm can provide experienced, skilled, and diligent legal service to help you fight criminal charges and to protect your legal rights throughout the criminal process. Our firm has all of the resources of a large, corporate law office that focuses on personalized attention for every client. We work zealously to achieve the case results you seek, such as a reduction of charges, getting your case dismissed where possible, and minimizing the penalties of any conviction.

Felony Charges in Pennsylvania

Felonies are the most serious criminal offenses, punishable by prison terms, fines, probation, restitution, and other penalties. In Pennsylvania, felonies are categorized into 3 groups, which are Felony 1, which is the most serious, followed by Felony 2 and Felony 3. Felony 1 is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and includes such offenses as aggravated assault, drug distribution, murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, terrorism, and rape.

Felony 2 is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and includes offenses such as burglary, sexual assault, arson, various forms of theft and forgery. Felony 3 carries up to 7 years in prison and includes offenses such as theft, crimes involving firearms, drug offenses, identity theft, and child endangerment.

Each felony case is unique; you should consult with a Pittsburgh felony attorney at our firm who can review the specific facts of your situation for an evaluation. There are many factors involved in every case, including the nature of the offense, whether you have prior convictions, whether you are being charged at the state or federal level, what court and judges will hear your case, and more. 

By discussing your situation with our criminal defense attorneys, you can learn about what you are up against and how we can devise an appropriate and aggressive defense strategy.

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