Buckingham Township Criminal Defense Lawyer
It can be devastating to learn you or your family member has been charged with a robbery, burglary, or a more serious criminal charge. You may be wondering what you can do to prepare yourself moving or struggling to understand the Pennsylvania criminal court system but you don’t have to do it alone. If you’ve been charged with a crime in Buckingham Township, call a Bucks County criminal defense lawyer. By contacting a lawyer in your area, you will not only have someone who understands Pennsylvania’s local laws, but you can arm yourself with the best defense you can provide yourself.
Buckingham Township is relatively a safe area in Bucks County, however that does not mean crimes never happen. In recent years, there have been rising cases of burglary and theft. Local police is cracking down on criminals committing offenses in Buckingham Township with diligence and if you’ve been caught then you may need help from a Buckingham Township criminal defense lawyer.
I’ve Been Charged with Theft in Buckingham County. Now What?
It is considered an act of theft if you keep something for yourself that you know was lost or mislaid by the real owner, or if you keep property that was delivered by mistake. If you are charged with theft, do not anger the arresting officer unnecessarily. You will probably be held in jail overnight. At this stage, do not discuss what happened with the police or claim your innocence. As with most criminal charges, you should not talk to the police or prosecutors without a Buckingham Township criminal defense lawyer by your side. What you say can be taken out of context and used against you.
Drugged Driving vs. Drunk Driving in Buckingham Township
In Bucks County, drugged driving cases are treated very much like drunk driving. If the police pull you aside for suspected driving-under-the-influence behavior, you were likely driving under the speed limit, following too closely, or weaving in a danger manner. After pulling you aside and observing for other signs of impairment like slurred speech or glassy eyes, you may be given a field sobriety test, or a breathalyzer test.
You can be charged with DUI if the drugs that impaired you were prescription drugs, prescribed by your doctor, if you were not driving safely. Depending on the circumstances of your case, among the many defenses your Buckingham Township criminal defense attorney to prove that you were not impaired, the stop was not legal, there was no legitimate reason to stop you or there was an inaccuracy in the police report. By contacting a knowledgeable lawyer in your area, you may be able to defend yourself properly against a DUI or drugged driving charged.
What is Considered Burglary in Buckingham Township?
Perhaps you’ve been charged with burglary and/or robbery and are wondering what the difference between these two charges are. Though both charges are property crimes, there is a significant difference between the two.
In Buckingham Township, cases of burglary and robbery have been occurring at an alarming rate. There has been an increasing effort to stop these offenses from happening and as a result, there is little leniency for being caught committing either act. While robbery is defined in Pennsylvania as taking someone’s property by force or theft, burglary is defined as unlawfully entering property to commit a theft or other felony.
If you need a Buckingham Township criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court, consult with Michael Fienman with Fienman Defense regarding your case. He will patiently listen to the details involving your situation and may be able to provide a defense strategy resulting in the best possible outcome for your case.
Bucks County Criminal Process
If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania or has become involved in the Pennsylvania criminal court process pending an arrest, a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and fight for you as you move from step to step.
If you are a resident of Bucks County but you have been charged in another county, please contact us. We also serve Delaware County, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County.
Fienman Defense is a Philadelphia area criminal defense law firm. Attorney Michael Fienman has years of experience defending people in Bucks County for criminal defense charges, and he has achieved optimal outcomes for his clients.
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If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the Philadelphia area, you need an attorney who thoroughly understands the way Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system works. Fienman Defense has successfully represented people in the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County. We have the skills to create the solid defense that, depending on the circumstances of your case, can get the charges against you lessened or even dismissed.