Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC have years of experience representing the residents of Ross Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in criminal court for all types of offenses. We are here to help at any stage of the criminal justice process. Even if you have not been charged with a crime yet, we can represent you and ensure the police do not violate your rights. If criminal charges are likely, we can negotiate with the prosecutors to try to make sure they don’t bring ridiculous and harsh charges against you. But whatever crimes you must face in court, we will stand by you and offer you the best defense possible under the law. For more information about how we can help, call Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys at (412) 281-2146.
Some of the offenses we commonly defend against include:
Allegheny County DUI
You can be arrested in Pennsylvania for a drunk driving when you have a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or above and whenever you are too impaired by drugs and alcohol to safely operate a vehicle. This means you may face a DUI even without blowing a 0.08 percent.
If you face a DUI charge, you should contact an experienced attorney right away. The consequences of a DUI are serious. Losing your license can make it difficult to continue school, get a job, and take care of yourself and your family. Working with an attorney is your best option to go through an alternative program to avoid a DUI conviction. Or if a conviction is likely, your lawyer can argue for a lesser, fairer punishment. If you have to lose your license, your lawyer can fight for you to obtain an occupational limited license.
Traffic Violations in Allegheny County
You can be ticketed or charged with any number of traffic violations. Some may not seem like a big deal and the consequences may feel like a mere inconvenience. But other traffic violations can result in large fines, loss of your license and a poor driving record. Additionally, Pennsylvania uses a points system. Even if you don’t lose your license immediately, a number of traffic violations could add up and you could lose your license after a period of poor driving.
If you are facing a traffic violation, contact an attorney right away to learn your rights and options for fighting it. You should do your best to avoid adding points to your license.
Allegheny County Marijuana Crimes
Pennsylvania has limited medical marijuana availability. But if you aren’t a patient with a serious medical condition and under the treatment of a licensed physician, you aren’t legally able to possess or use marijuana. Marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance. If you have been charged with having, growing, or selling marijuana, you should contact an experienced attorney right away. Many people feel like marijuana isn’t a big deal, but a drug charge on your record will matter a great deal in the future. A drug charge can make it difficult to go to school, obtain a job, and live in safe, affordable housing.
Allegheny County Drug Crimes
You can be charged with a serious crime if you are found to manufacture, possess, transport, or sell a controlled substance like cocaine, heroin, or meth. While a few drug charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to 1 year in prison, many more drug charges are felonies with harsh minimum prison sentences.
If you are facing a drug charge, you should work with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A skilled Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney will work to have your charges lowered or dropped. If you must go to trial, you lawyer will aggressively defend you in court and fight for the minimum sentence.
Gun and Weapons Charges in Allegheny County
It can be complicated to balance your Second Amendment rights with the law. While you may be able to legally possess a firearm, you may not understand all of the regulations and restrictions regarding possessing and carrying a gun around the state. Breaking a firearm law might be a misdemeanor, but some firearm-related offenses are felonies with serious consequences, such as time in prison, fines, and the loss of your ability to legally own a gun.
Firearm and weapons charges should always be met with an aggressive defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney will look at your specific situation and build you the strongest defense possible under the law, trying to help you avoid conviction and jail time.
Sex Crimes in Allegheny County
Pennsylvania takes sex crimes seriously. Whether the charge is for the production of obscene materials or sexual assault, the potential punishments are harsh. Many sex crimes require a lengthy or lifetime registration on the sex offender list.
Unfortunately, false accusations against you can lead to a prosecutor pressing charges. Before ever being found guilty your life can turn to shambles. You can lose your job and see your family begin to mistrust you. If you face charges for a sex offense, you should work with an experienced sex crime attorney like those at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC. You deserve to prove your innocence and clear your name through an aggressive defense.
Call a Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer for Help
No matter the charges, Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys are prepared to take on your case. We have experience in a wide range of matters from basic traffic violations to felony violence charges. We will get to know you, providing one-on-one attention and offering a full analysis of your case. Once we know you and your situation, we can work with you to build a strong defense and tenaciously represent your interests in court. If you are from Ross Township or have been charged with a crime there, contact Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC at (412) 281-2146