Being charged with a crime is a life-changing experience. Severe repercussions could result for you and your family if you are convicted.
Even minor crimes can take a toll on your future – a loss of driver’s license, difficulty finding employment or getting into college are all penalties you face if convicted, not to mention possible jail time, a prison sentence and steep fines and court costs.
When you are accused of a crime it is natural for things to seem hopeless. But until you are proven guilty, you still have rights. One of those rights is to an attorney who can help you fight for your future and your liberties.
Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Christopher P. Thomas has over a decade of experience in fighting for people who have been accused of crimes – DUIs, drug charges, assault, theft and more.
From summary offenses to major felonies, Attorneys Christopher Thomas and Devine O’Leary, alongside the SMA Law Group Criminal Defense Team, are here to aggressively combat your criminal charges and defend your liberties.
This is a crucial time for you and your family. To get answers and a thorough understanding of how to best protect your rights, call attorney Christopher Thomas today for a FREE CONSULTATION.
SMA Law Group is here to help and communicate with you during this pressing time – and all throughout your ordeal.
Throughout hearings, arraignments, proceedings and trial, our team will ensure you understand your rights, prepare you for any hearings or trials, and work with you to develop a solid defense strategy to get the best possible outcome for your case.
At SMA Law Group, we represent individuals who face the following:
Attorney Chris Thomas and his legal team work hard to defend the rights of people accused of crimes in the Pittsburgh metro area, as well as all throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Westmoreland County, Butler County, Beaver County, Washington County, Fayette County, Mercer County, Armstrong County, Clarion County, Lawrence County and Venango County and all over Western Pennsylvania.
Our attorneys are experienced, successful and aggressive in defending the rights of our clients in the following types of criminal charges:
Until you are convicted, you have many rights. One of these is the right to an attorney. At SMA Law, we offer free case evaluations allowing you to directly speak to an experienced attorney who can better explain your rights and help you understand what to expect.
A criminal defense attorney can help you understand the penalties you face and how to best defend your rights.
Depending on your circumstances and how you wish to proceed, an attorney will either fight to prove your innocence for a complete case dismissal, negotiate a plea bargain, or press for a lesser sentence and a reduction in penalties.
If you were charged with a serious crime, your situation may seem very dire at the present moment. However, you have not been convicted yet and you still have many options to defend your liberties. No situation is ever hopeless and having a strong criminal defense attorney to represent you could make all the difference in the penalties you face.
If you were arrested or charged with a less serious crime, you may be thinking that the penalties will not be so severe. But a criminal record can have serious implications on the rest of your life, including difficulty finding a job, housing or being accepted into college, not to mention it can ruin your reputation.
This negative impact may not only affect you, but also your family – your spouse, your children. An experienced attorney can help you best defend your freedoms so that the minimal sentencing is applied or that your charges are dropped altogether.
Spending time in jail, being sentenced to prison and paying hefty fines are just a few of the penalties you may face if you are convicted of a crime. But there could be far greater implications.
For instance, depending on the type of crime, your insurance premiums could rise or you may have difficulty finding insurance. You may no longer be covered for financial aid to attend college. If you lose your license, it is also very possible to lose your job. In addition you may have difficulty in the future finding employment or housing.
If you are accused of a crime, speak to an attorney right away.
A tough and experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney can help explain your rights, your options and the best way to move forward with your life.
Our criminal defense attorneys believe that people are inherently good. But good people make mistakes and some are falsely accused. A harsh punishment is rarely productive for anyone.
Defendants also have families who have to bear the burden of their loved one being sentenced to jail and losing their job or their license. Many people need treatment programs, not harsh sentencing.
Our aggressive and hard working attorneys are here to guide you through a difficult time. Everyone has unique situations and we take the time to listen to your story and fully understand the situation so that we can do everything possible to defend your rights.
Call Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer Christopher Thomas for a free legal evaluation of your case. Attorney Thomas and the SMA Law Criminal Defense Team are here to answer your questions, listen to your situation, explain your rights and offer the best steps to defending your rights and getting your future on track.
Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.
SMA Law Group attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.