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Criminal Lawyer Berks County

When you’ve been charged with committing a crime, it feels as though your life has been turned upside down.  You probably have many questions and anxieties about what you can expect in the days to come, such as the penalties you will face, the effects on your professional life, and how you will be affected by a potential criminal record in the future. During this highly stressful and trying time in your life, you need the support and guidance of an dedicated legal team with experience handling the charges you are facing.

Unfortunately, the state of Pennsylvania is not known for its leniency when it comes to penalizing criminal convictions — including Berks County.  Depending on the details which are involved with your case, you could be facing years or even decades of incarceration, thousands of dollars in restitution fines, and a host of other unpleasant and far-reaching repercussions. Whether adult or juvenile, misdemeanor or felony, a criminal conviction can damage your career, your finances, your relationships, and your future.  It is critical that you take immediate action to defend yourself.

To schedule a completely free and confidential legal consultation with an experienced Berks County criminal defense lawyer, call the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania.  The sooner we can start exploring your options, the better, so don’t delay another day: call us today to see how we can help.

Young, Marr & Associates: Berks County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Facing criminal charges is one of the most emotionally exhausting experiences a person can go through.  Fortunately, you don’t have to meet this challenge on your own: the committed defense lawyers of Young, Marr & Associates are here to help protect your legal rights and advocate for justice on your behalf.  We have worked with thousands of clients over the years, including more than 5,000 DUI cases and 3,500 narcotics cases alone.  Let us bring our passion, experience, and practical knowledge to your case.

Our Berks County lawyers have more than 30 years of experience handling a wide variety of criminal allegations, including but not limited to:

  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence Charges
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
  • Forgery
  • Homicide
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Robbery and Theft
  • White Collar Crimes

No matter what accusations you may be facing, you deserve the benefit of having a compassionate and knowledgeable legal team on your side.  Call Young, Marr & Associates today.

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DUI Charges and the ARD Program

If you are convicted of first-offense intoxicated driving with a BAC of 0.08% or greater (but less than 0.10%), you could receive up to six months of probation and hundreds of dollars in fines.  If you have a high BAC, prior offenses, or if there are other aggravating factors, those penalties could increase to years of jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and a yearlong license suspension.  If your DUI involves serious injury or death, you may be facing felony charges.

However, our Berks County DUI attorneys have an excellent track record in court.  We have worked on thousands of these cases, and over 98% of our first-time DUI clients receive no jail time, and no criminal record.

Furthermore, first-time offenders with clean criminal records may be eligible for enrollment in Pennsylvania’s ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) Program.  If you are accepted to participate in ARD, you will not have to plead guilty or be convicted, and your charges will be dismissed.

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Berks County Assault Lawyers

Like DUI, assault is a common charge in Berks County and across Pennsylvania. Depending on the extent of injury to the victim, and factors such as the use or threatened use of a weapon, assault charges can be treated as misdemeanor or felony grade.  A misdemeanor assault conviction could result in two years of imprisonment and $5,000 in fines, while a felony such as aggravated assault could trigger several decades of incarceration and $25,000 in restitution.  On either end of the legal spectrum, these are very serious allegations.

At Young, Marr & Associates, we work with varied assault charges, including:

  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon

If you or someone you love is facing charges in Berks County related to drug possession or distribution, intoxicated driving, assault, or other crimes, it is imperative that you speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as you possibly can.  To schedule a private and completely free case evaluation, call Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania, or contact us online today.

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