Lower Merion Township Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged with a crime in Lower Merion Township? You might be worried about the legal penalties you face along with the impact on your future and family. Searching for a Lower Merion Township criminal defense lawyer is a great first step. Finding out what your legal options are and how a defense attorney may be able to help can go a long way in alleviating your fears and concerns.
At Fienman Defense, we are here to provide free legal consultations 24/7 so you can rest easy. Michael Fienman is an experienced Montgomery County criminal lawyer who serves the greater Philadelphia area. He can walk you through the Pennsylvania criminal process, explain your options, and begin asking the right questions to build your defense. He has successfully and discreetly helped many clients in Montco and would be happy to apply his experience to your situation.
Whether you have been cited for a traffic violation or you are being investigated on criminal charges, we can help. Learn more about our services below, or contact us today for a free consult at (610) 828-3338.
Lower Merion Township Criminal Defense
We have helped people in the greater Philadelphia area who have been charged with all types of crimes, including drug possession, theft, fraud, and violent crimes like burglary and robbery.
If you are convicted, you face negative, long-term consequences including but not limited to:
- Hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and court costs
- Jail or prison time
- A permanent criminal record
- Loss of employment or difficulty finding employment
- Loss of driving privileges
- Difficulty maintaining custodial rights
- Problems keeping or acquiring professional licenses
Depending on your charge and the specific circumstances of the alleged offense, you may be able to avoid some or all of these penalties. Having an experienced Lower Merion Township criminal defense lawyer on your side can ensure that your rights are protected and the evidence against you is carefully evaluated.
If you are being investigated for a crime but have not been formally charged, do not delay in calling us for a free legal consultation. We may be able to prevent charges from ever being filed. Oftentimes law enforcement will ask you questions that you feel you have answered openly and honestly to protect your innocence, but your answers could be used against you to file formal charges.
Fighting a DUI in Lower Merion Township
Many of our clients who have been charged with a Montgomery County DUI have never had to deal with the criminal justice system. On top of all the penalties you face for a criminal conviction, you also have the stress of not knowing what will happen.
Whether you were arrested along I-76 or on the surface streets of Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Wynnewood, Narberth, or Bala Cynwyd, we can help. Fighting a DUI is complex, but having an experienced Montgomery County DUI lawyer who can evaluate the evidence against you can make all the difference. An experienced attorney who can review DUI tests for errors and accuracy is imperative to an optimal outcome. He or she should also have experience requesting and reviewing police cruiser footage of your traffic stop. At Fienman Defense, we are frequently able to help people whose constitutional rights have been violated during a traffic stop or DUI arrest. In many instances, evidence acquired illegally can be suppressed.
To learn more about how we can fight your DUI charge, contact us today. If this is your first DUI, you may be eligible for an alternative resolution called Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. We can help determine if this is a viable solution for you.
Lower Merion Traffic Violations
It may not seem like a big deal to get a speeding ticket or a failure to yield traffic citation, but there are a few key reasons you should consider fighting your ticket:
- Your auto insurance premiums will likely increase. Even a speeding ticket for 5-10 miles per hour over the speed limit can mean a double-digit increase in your premiums.
- You face points on your license. Accumulate six points on your license and PennDOT automatically notifies your insurance provider. (Your provider may or may not pull your driving record with more frequency.) As a result, you face remedial driving, having to retake a driving test, and a possible license suspension. The penalties increase with the more points you accumulate.
- You are essentially pleading guilty to the traffic violation if you pay your ticket.
The majority of people who hire me to fight their traffic ticket do so because they are concerned about their auto insurance premiums going up. Nobody wants to pay more money over the long haul for a mistake – or even worse, an error. Many times traffic tickets can be fought because tools for measuring speed are faulty or improperly calibrated. Hiring a Lower Merion Township traffic lawyer means that he or she can generally attend court on your behalf and negotiate your charges.