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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Allentown

Your Criminal Defense Lawyer in Allentown knows the local court system.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Allentown, Kitay Law Offices has the experience and knowledge to help. After all, the best offense is defense! We are familiar with all aspects of the criminal courts throughout the Allentown area. Our criminal defense lawyers in Allentown will work hard to protect your rights and prove your innocence or get you the best possible result for all charges against you.

What charges can an Allentown Criminal Attorney help with?

When it comes to criminal law, the state of Pennsylvania is no joke. With some of the harshest penalties in the country, those accused of even minor crimes can quickly find themselves in over their heads. Therefore, it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

At Kitay Law Offices, we have many years of experience defending clients against all types of criminal charges. We know how to build a strong defense and get the best possible outcome in court. Don’t go through this difficult time alone.

Read on to learn more about some of the most frequent criminal charges our clients face in Allentown:

An Allentown Traffic Citation Lawyer can help protect your driving privileges

Among our several practice areas within criminal defense, the traffic citation lawyers at Kitay Law Offices can help protect your ability to drive after getting a ticket. Traffic violations we frequently help with may include:

  • Speeding;
  • Improper U-turns;
  • Running a red light;
  • Expired vehicle registration;
  • Failure to stay in your lane; and
  • Leaving the scene of an accident.

While a single traffic citation may not seem all that serious, a conviction can lead to several negative consequences. First and foremost, your insurance premiums may rise. Just one moving violation could raise your rates for years into the future.

Even worse than getting a ticket is losing your license after accumulating too many traffic violations on your record. This can seriously impact how you get around in Allentown and beyond.

In addition, commercial driver’s license (CDL) violations can greatly impact your ability to work and earn a living. CDL violations can include any of the infractions mentioned above. Plus, those driving with a CDL may receive citations for improperly filling out their logbook, driving with a load that is heavier than allowed, or failing to abide by proper rest and sleep regulations over a long haul.

With all this at stake, it’s vital to protect yourself from points on your license and other penalties associated with traffic violations throughout Pennsylvania. At Kitay Law Offices, our team of dedicated Allentown Traffic Citation Lawyers will work hard to help you avoid these harsh consequences while fighting for the best possible outcome in court.

A Marijuana Possession Lawyer in Allentown can help protect you from prosecution

Laws concerning marijuana vary throughout the United States. Fortunately, the Marijuana Possession Lawyers at Kitay Law Offices can help you navigate this confusing patchwork of rules and regulations.

At the time of this writing, possessing marijuana is still a crime punishable by both a fine and jail time under state law. Some local municipalities, like Philadelphia, have decriminalized marijuana possession under certain circumstances. Further, Pennsylvania has established a medical marijuana program where those who suffer from certain mental and physical health conditions may obtain marijuana for personal use.

An experienced marijuana possession lawyer in Allentown can help ensure that you understand all of the risks and penalties. Further, Kitay Law Offices will aggressively and creatively defend your rights. Marijuana laws in Pennsylvania are complex, so contact us for a free consultation today.

What are the criminal courts in Allentown?

In the Allentown area, criminal cases are heard in a variety of courts. They can be broken up into different levels. An Allentown Criminal Attorney should be familiar with each of them to effectively defend your rights.

Most often, charges are initially brought in the Magisterial District Courts. Magisterial District Judges run these courts. Typically, these judges hear cases that involve traffic violations, minor criminal matters, and smaller civil claims. Each Pennsylvania county typically includes multiple courts of this type.

The next level of courts includes the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas. In Allentown, we have the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. Cases heard here often include more serious offenses, such as homicide.

In addition, criminal charges that were not resolved at the Magisterial District Courts may transfer into the Common Pleas courts. Finally, these judges may hear matters concerning probation or parole violations.

If you are facing federal criminal charges, your case will be heard in federal court. Allentown happens to include the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

What should I know about crime in Allentown?

Like any metropolitan area, Allentown has all kinds of crime, including violent crime, drug offenses, and all types of theft. However, crime rates have generally improved in recent years. This has led the community to become safer overall compared to other cities with similar populations.

Statistics about crime in Allentown, PA

Interestingly, Allentown experienced a total of 4,046 reported crimes throughout 2020. Violent crimes accounted for 601 of this total. In addition, Allentown’s overall crime rate in 2020 was 32.15 per every 1000 residents in the area.

As a result, Allentown’s Crime Index for 2020 is 11%. In other words, Allentown is rated as safer than only 11% of United States cities.

On the upside, Allentown’s violent crime rate has been improving for several years. As far back as 2006, Allentown experienced 1,009.5 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. As recently as 2019, this rate had dropped to only 386.5 per 100,000 residents.

Our Criminal Defense Lawyers are located in Allentown!

Our office is located right here in your local Allentown community. You can find us at 1810 Union Blvd., Allentown, PA 18109. We can help you by phone, video conference, or in-person.

Our Allentown Criminal Attorneys are familiar with the local courts, judges, and procedures. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Meet Your Criminal Defense Attorney

Brian Scott is an outstanding criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success. He has years of experience fighting against criminal charges in the Allentown, PA area. Brian works hard for his clients and is always up for a challenge.


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Kitay Law Offices in Allentown, PA
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Meet Your Attorney: Brian Scott

Brian Scott is an outstanding criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success. He has years of experience fighting against criminal charges in the Allentown, PA area. Brian works hard for his clients and is always up for a challenge.

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