Many individuals live their entire lives without ever going through the legal justice system. They may avoid civil lawsuits either as the plaintiffs or defendants and they may never face criminal sanctions. However, when a legal matter, and particularly a criminal matter, arises, a Pennsylvania resident many feel unprepared and unsure of how to protect their rights since they have no prior experience on which to base their preparations.

While people can often work out their minor civil matters on their own, it is often to the benefit of a criminal defendant to seek out the assistance of a legal professional who works within the criminal defense field. Because criminal defendants can suffer penalties, such as imprisonment, that can affect the course of the rest of their lives, it is imperative that they take the utmost care in ensuring their legal issues are addressed properly.

Criminal defense attorneys know the laws that affect criminal defendants and know how and when defense strategies may work to the benefit of the individuals that they represent. Different criminal charges may be mitigated or even overcome if appropriate and well-founded defenses are provided during the preparation and trial phases of a defendant’s legal matter.

Lance Marshall, attorney at law, is committed to serving the criminal legal needs of his community. His firm is dedicated to the fair representation of all people and the advocacy of his clients’ rights when they are up against serious criminal allegations. He and his staff understand that criminal charges can be intimidating, but with the support of a knowledgeable and compassionate representative a criminal defendant may find confidence in confronting their legal challenges.