Montgomery County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers in Montgomery County and Bucks County
When you are facing criminal charges, it can feel as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders. This feeling is not entirely inaccurate. Your job, your personal relationships, and the freedoms you enjoy are all at stake when you are accused of a crime. With so much of your life on the line, you need a powerful defense of your rights.
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How We Create a Strong Defense for Your Pennsylvania Criminal Charges
For more than 68 years, those accused of crimes in Southeastern Pennsylvania have trusted Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. with their legal defense. Our talented staff of attorneys is made up of:
- Former prosecutors
- A former JAG officer
- An attorney certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- An attorney certified to handle death penalty cases
No matter what crime you have been charged with, you can count on any of our Montgomery County criminal defense attorneys to handle your case skillfully and strategically. We do this by utilizing many strategies, including, but not limited to:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Helping to formulate a plea that protects your interests
- Investigating the prosecutor’s case
- Evaluating potential sentences
- Gathering evidence to support your defense
- Reviewing search and seizure procedures
Facing criminal charges is a serious concern that deserves earnest legal counsel. Navigating the criminal justice system can be overwhelming without a Montgomery County criminal defense attorney to help guide you through the process. Having a compassionate and determined attorney on your side can help you fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed, have your bail decreased, or mitigate the penalties you face.
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Defend Criminal Charges in Pennsylvania with the Help of Experts in Related Fields
The key to successfully defending criminal cases is to think quickly, act rapidly, and uncover all of the facts. We frequently consult with respected experts to build our defense strategies. These experts can include specialists in fields such as:
- Forensic toxicology, chemistry, and pharmacology
- Domestic violence
- Accident reconstruction
- Fingerprint examination
- DNA testing
- Gang psychology
- Sexual assault
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigation
- Security and crime prevention
- Crime scene reconstruction
- Police procedures
- Controlled substance analysis
- Threat assessment
- Child psychology
Our list of expert witnesses is not limited. We will consult any expert or specialist related to your case if we believe it will help to strengthen your defense.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Montgomery County, PA
Our Montgomery County criminal defense lawyers have successfully represented criminal defense clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Those seeking assistance with a criminal defense case in Montgomery County, PA should contact Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. to receive help from our dedicated and experienced team of attorneys.
Types of Criminal Cases We Defend in Southeastern Pennsylvania
We prepare every case as though it will go to trial and never encourage our clients to take plea deals that we do not believe are in the best interest of our clients. If you are suspected of a crime, are under investigation, or have already been arrested, reach out to the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. for help. We are fully equipped to handle any criminal case in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including those that involve the following:
Drug charges carry the threat of strict criminal penalties and collateral consequences such as fines, prison time, lost educational or career opportunities, and status as a convicted felon. Whether your case involves possession of a small amount or involved complex international trafficking, the Pennsylvania drug lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. have the expertise and resources required to defend your case effectively.
Merely being charged with a sex crime can have an adverse impact on your personal and professional life, not to mention the harsh penalties you could face if you are convicted. The penalties associated with sex-related crimes could include lengthy prison sentences, mandatory registration as a sex offender, and a criminal record that can follow you long after you have served your sentence. If you are facing charges for a sex crime in Pennsylvania, the best way to protect your rights and understand the options available to you is to hire a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer equipped to handle the challenges of sex crime cases.
Few things can ruin an otherwise fun night quicker than seeing flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Suppose an officer suspects that you were driving while under the influence or that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was above Pennsylvania’s legal limit of 0.08%. In that case, you may be asked to take a roadside breathalyzer test. If this test confirms the officer’s suspicions, you could find yourself facing severe legal consequences.
An arrest for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania can come with penalties that are liable to take a toll on all aspects of your life. Your mental health, financial wellbeing, social life, and career can all be impacted by a DUI. You may also have to endure court appearances, fines, and a suspension or revocation of your license. Fortunately, the DUI/DWI/DAI experts at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have the experience required to thoroughly review all the evidence the state may have against you and defend your case to the highest degree.
Assault and Battery
An assault or battery charge is when someone has been accused of causing (or threatening to cause) physical injury to another person. The severity of assault and battery charges depends on a number of factors, such as the seriousness of the injury, the use of a weapon, and the mental state of the accused. The consequences of an assault or battery conviction can be severe. Penalties range from steep fines to time spent in prison. To find the right attorney to defend your assault and battery charges, look no further than the criminal defense team at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford in Pennsylvania.
When you or someone you care about has been charged with homicide, you face an uncertain future. When a person is being accused of murder, their life, freedom, rights, and reputation are all on the line. A conviction of murder or manslaughter is liable to put a person in prison for life or be sentenced to death. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we are dedicated to vigorously advocating for defendants accused of homicide in either state or federal courts. If you are a suspect in a murder, homicide, or manslaughter investigation or have already been charged for murder, talk to an experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights, your future, and your freedom.
If you are facing theft or financial criminal charges in Southeastern Pennsylvania, it is vital that you contact an experienced theft defense attorney as soon as you are able. A conviction for a crime of theft can lead to severe legal penalties such as expensive fines or a stint in jail. A theft-related conviction can also tarnish your reputation, hinder your future job opportunities, and impose other social consequences that you should not have to endure. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., our Pennsylvania criminal defense attorneys take theft charges seriously. We utilize a team approach to defend theft cases that encompasses over 110 years of combined experience and includes the experience of four former prosecutors.
Internet Crimes and Fraud
Individuals charged with internet crimes face a unique set of challenges. If illegal activity is associated with a computer that is under your control, you could face harsh penalties. Anyone facing cyber or fraud crimes need a skilled and aggressive criminal attorney to assemble a case for their defense. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we represent clients accused of internet crimes including, but not limited to:
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Possession of child pornography
- Trafficking of illegal substances
- Phishing or spoofing scams
- Cybersex trafficking
- Online harassment
A conviction for any serious internet-related offense such as credit card fraud or identity theft can severely affect your future. Suppose you are under investigation or have been named as a suspect for any type of internet crime in Pennsylvania. In that case, it is crucial that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options moving forward.
White Collar Crimes
The term “white-collar crime” refers to crimes motivated by the potential for financial gain. These types of crimes are accomplished through non-violent means, but federal authorities punish white-collar crime extremely seriously. If you are convicted of a white-collar offense, you may be subject to significant financial penalties and even a prison sentence. Consequently, if you are under investigation or have already been charged with this type of crime, it is imperative that you partner with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Federal Criminal Charges
Criminal charges at the federal level often carry severe penalties. Those charged with federal crimes face not just serious criminal consequences but a damaged reputation as well. Fortunately, the attorneys of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., have extensive experience practicing in federal courts throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and are equipped to help you defend against these allegations. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Montgomery County federal criminal defense lawyer about your case.
An unfavorable outcome in a criminal trial does not necessarily mean it is the final verdict. If any errors led to your conviction, Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. can carefully review your trial transcript and identify any mistakes that could support a call for an appeal. We will handle your defense during the appeal process and do everything we can to help you achieve a more favorable result for your case.
An arrest record can prevent you from living your life in many ways. Job prospects, educational opportunities, housing options, and your reputation can all be burdened by a criminal conviction. Expunging a criminal record means wiping the slate clean and allowing you to legally check the “no” box in response to that critical question on job and housing applications. If you need help getting your criminal record expunged, contact us by sending us a completed contact form.
Parole and Probation Violations
Individuals on parole or probation are required to follow a long list of rules. Should any of these rules be violated, individuals could face severe penalties, such as being forced to return to prison without the opportunity to be heard during a trial. Anyone that has been accused of violating their terms of parole or probation in Montgomery County or across Southeastern Pennsylvania should enlist the help of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. for support with their defense.
Over the years, we have succeeded in having numerous criminal cases dismissed entirely. We work to achieve this result for every one of our clients. If a dismissal is simply not in the cards, we exercise our impressive negotiation skills to work with prosecutors to have charges and penalties reduced so that our client sees the lightest sentencing possible for their unique situation.
Contact an Experienced Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime in Southeastern Pennsylvania, call the experienced Montgomery County criminal defense lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., for help defending your charges. Together, our firm will discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your case with you and do our best to reduce or completely vacate any penalties associated with the crime. Our legal team is composed of highly trustworthy and well-versed legal professionals who understand all of the ins and outs of Montgomery County criminal defense law. You don’t have to take our word for our reliability. Just take a look at our case results as they tend to speak for themselves.
For nearly 68 years, our attorneys have been serving clients’ legal needs in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and throughout Pennsylvania. We are located right off of Route 309 in Colmar and offer free parking for your convenience. Clients can also visit us at our location in Newtown, PA.
We have earned the trust and respect of clients facing a wide range of legal problems. Our criminal defense attorneys serve to protect you and your rights. Give us a call at (215) 822-7575 or complete our contact form to schedule a free evaluation of your case today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do after being arrested in Pennsylvania?
If you have been arrested, remain silent, ask for an attorney, and avoid jeopardizing your defense. Note that it is usually in your best interest to remain polite toward the arresting officer and state that you’re exercising your right to remain silent. After you’ve been released, keep a low profile, avoid talking about your case, and do not post on social media. Most importantly, reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our criminal defense attorneys are fully prepared to handle your criminal case in Southeastern Pennsylvania and will apply our experience to protecting your rights.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony charge?
Like most states, Pennsylvania categorizes charges as misdemeanors and felonies based on the severity of the crime. A misdemeanor may result in fewer penalties than a felony, but is more serious than a summary offense. Maximum penalties for a first-degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania include up to five years of detention and up to $10,000 in fines.
Felonies are more severe than misdemeanors, and may lead to lengthier stays in a state prison and heavier fines. The least serious type of felony is a third-degree felony, which is punishable by a minimum of 3.5 to 7 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines. The most severe crime, a first-degree felony, is punishable by up to 20 years in state prison and a maximum of $25,000 in fines.
Do I need to hire a criminal defense lawyer if I was arrested?
It is undoubtedly in your best interest to retain a criminal defense lawyer immediately following your arrest, especially if you face serious criminal charges. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected and provide the best opportunity for having your charges reduced or dismissed. If you try to manage your case without legal counsel, you risk jeopardizing your future.
How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney in PA?
Most criminal defense attorneys in Pennsylvania charge an hourly rate or a flat fee for the cost of legal services. Depending on the case, other costs associated with hiring a criminal defense attorney may include fees for:
- Audio and video transcripts
- Court filing
- Court reporters
- Expert witnesses
- Forensic accountants
- Mail and delivery charges
- Private investigators
Always find out how and when you will be billed for your lawyer’s criminal defense services, so there are no surprises later on.