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Criminal Defense Attorney in Chester County, PA

If you were arrested in Chester County, PA, for any felony or misdemenaor offense then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Alva Foster & Moscow, LLC. Our attorneys represent clients throughout West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Downingtown, Phoenixville, Kennet Square, Malvern, Spring City, Paoli, Parkesburg and Honey Brook.

We represent clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses including DUI and other serious driving offenses, drug charges, theft crimes and white collar crimes. Never talk to a Chester County Detective or other type of law enforcement officer until after you have spoken to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Anything you say can and will be used against you. In many cases, your criminal defense attorney is in the best position to present your side of the story and gather exculpatory evidence.

Call (215) 665-1695 for a free consultation. We welcome your calls.

Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) in Chester County, PA

Contact a criminal defense attorney about the pros and cons of entering the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program in Chester County, PA. If you decide to enter the program, our attorneys can help you apply. We can help you put in a request that the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County consider the case for the program.

An attorney can discuss your case, possible defenses, and rights you are giving up by entering the ARD program. In other cases, individuals contact us because they already know that they do not wish to enter the program. Other individuals contact us after being deems ineligible to participate in the program or after being rejected from the program for a violation of the terms.

The purpose of the program is to create a more efficient system to reduce the need for costly court proceedings and trials.

Eligibility to participate in the program normally requires that the person accused has no history of prior delinquency or criminal activity. Certain types of offenses are not generally eligible including crimes involving serious injury, violence, drugs, or firearms. Additionally, crimes against children or the elderly, and sexual offenses are not generally eligible for the ARD program.

In many cases, law enforcement officers who investigated the crime and the alleged victims will be able to offer prior comment on the defendant’s potential admission into the program. In many of these cases, the alleged victim will also provide a written victim impact statement.

The District Attorney’s Office in Chester County, PA, looks at each case individually and maintains discretion to accept individuals into the program.

Any person who fails to complete the ARD program will be removed from the program and can be prosecuted for the underlying offense.

The DUI ARD Program in Chester County

An attorney can help you determine whether you are eligible for entry into the ARD DUI Program in Chester County. Application must be made at the preliminary hearing. The person accused must waive the hearing, formal arraignment and the filing of a criminal information or charging document.

Call today to discuss your case with a criminal defense attorney before you waive important rights. Find out if the DUI ARD program is right for you. If you need a DUI Attorney after a DUI arrest in West Chester, PA, or the surrounding areas of the county then call us to discuss your case.

Additional Resources

Chester County District Attorney’s Office – The DA’s office works to investigate and prosecute criminal offenses of state law throughout the county. Chester County has a population of 500,000 residents. The county has more 50 law enforcement agencies including Chester County Detectives, the Pennsylvania State Police and various municipal police departments. Thomas P. Hogan, was elected in 2011 as the District Attorney of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.

            Contact Information:

District Attorney’s Office for Chester County
201 West Market Street, Suite 4450
P.O. Box 2746
West Chester, PA 19380-0989
Phone: 610-344-6801

Chester County Detectives – The Chester County Detectives have several investigative units including major case investigations, drug strike force, forensics, and the child abuse unit. The Child County Detective is James C. Vito who serves along with the Detective Lieutenant, Kevin D. Dykes. The Chester County Detectives help prosecutors at the DA’s Office in investigating and prosecuting major crimes including white collar fraud, political corruption sex crimes, child abuse and complex drug investigations. The detectives also work with other law enforcement agencies in the county and at the state and federal level. 

Finding a Chester County Criminal Defense Lawyer

After an arrest for a crime in West Chester, PA, or the surrounding areas throughout Chester County, contact an experienced Pennylvania criminal defense attorney to help you fight the charges. We work with our clients to help them obtain the best result in any felony, misdemenaor or DUI case. Call (215) 665-1695 to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense at attorney today.

We represent clients throughout Honey Brook, Parkesburg, Paoli, Spring City, Malvern, Kennet Square, Phoenixville, Downingtown, Exton, Coatesville, and West Chester, PA.

Article last updated on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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