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Washington County Criminal Defense Attorney

Being charged with a crime in Pennsylvania can have serious consequences. Both misdemeanor and felony charges carry the possibility of jail or prison time as well as monetary fines. The number one thing you can do if you have been charged with a crime is to secure an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your future depends on it.

At SMT Legal, we will be your advocate. Our years of experience are what you need when working through possible plea deals or preparing to fight your charges at trial. When you need an experienced criminal attorney, contact us today.

What Can Happen?

Pennsylvania is tough on crime, though many people do not fully understand the different levels of criminal charges. There are many different crimes that a person can be charged with, but they will almost always fall under the following:

  • First-Degree Felony: 10 to 20 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
  • Second-Degree Felony: 5 to 10 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
  • Third-Degree Felony: 3.5 to 7 years in prison and fines up to $15,000.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: 2.5 to 5 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
  • Second-Degree Misdemeanor: 1 to 2 years in prison and fines up to $5,000.
  • Third-Degree Misdemeanor: 6 months to 1 year in prison and fines up to $2,500.
  • Summary Offense: maximum of 90 days of jail and fines up to $300.

Within each of those, the amount of actual punishment can vary during sentencing. When it says, “up to,” this means that the sentence could be anywhere in the range stated.

All crimes committed in Pennsylvania fall into these categories. At SMT Legal, we are ready to defend you when it comes to:

If you do not see your alleged crime listed above, please call us so we can advise you further. We know that there are serious consequences involved with a guilty conviction. Aside from the penalties listed above, a person could face a permanent mark on their criminal record. This can affect their ability to get a job, go to school, drive a vehicle, and more.

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    Moving Forward From Here

    Trying to handle criminal charges on your own, or relying on an overworked public defender, is not the best route for you to take. If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, SMT Legal is ready to step in and help. We want to investigate your case from the ground up so we can build a successful defense. Not only will we listen to your side of what happened, but we will analyze all the evidence against you as we prepare for court. If you need a Washington County criminal attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-976-2529.

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