- Criminal Defense
Philadelphia Criminal Defense Law Firm
If you are arrested for a crime in Philadelphia or any of the surrounding areas, then contact a criminal defense lawyer from Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC. Our aggressive defense attorneys will investigate the charges against you, find all exculpatory evidence, and seek to suppress or exclude incriminating evidence against you.
We fight to negotiate the best possible resolution in your case. If you were falsely accused or if the prosecutor cannot prove an element of the charge, then the best result is getting the charges dropped. In the event an acceptable resolution cannot be negotiated before trial, our attorneys will be prepared to fight for the "not guilty" verdict in front of a jury. Call us today at (215) 665-1695 to schedule a consultation.
We represent clients throughout the courthouses in Philadelphia, including felony-level criminal cases in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas (often called the "First Judicial District") and misdemeanor-level criminal cases in the Municipal Courts. Additionally, our attorneys are experienced in fighting cases in federal court, including the federal United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the James A. Byrne United States Courthouse.
We serve those throughout the Philadelphia area, including in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Bucks County. We can also represent clients all over Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Types of Criminal Defense Charges
A person can be charged in both federal and state court. If you face federal charges, the attorney representing you must be licensed in the appropriate court. At Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC, attorneys are licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts.
Whether in federal court or state court, and whether a felony or misdemeanor, all accusations must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Charges include:
- Violent Crimes
- Drug Charges
- Marijuana Offenses
- Drunk Driving / DUI
- Firearm / Weapons Charges
- Sex Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Property and Theft Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
- Serious Traffic Offenses
- Juvenile Offenses
- Internet / Cyber Crimes
If convicted, every crime will have a different penalty, including jail time, steep fines and more. An attorney familiar with the Pennsylvania criminal process can advise you on the possible punishments and help devise a strong defense strategy.