A criminal conviction in Upper Moreland, PA — even for a minor offense — may lead to a jail sentence, fines, probation, community service, and, perhaps worst of all, a criminal record that follows you forever. With a criminal background, you might find it difficult to get the job you want, rent an apartment or move into certain neighborhoods, or go back to school. A criminal defense lawyer in Upper Moreland, PA can help you beat a criminal charge and move on with your life.
If you are facing criminal charges, attorney David McKenzie and his team at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. can help. David McKenzie is a former prosecutor who has spent many years in the Pennsylvania court system. He understands how the other side works and the defense strategies that are the most effective.
For a free criminal defense consultation with a member of the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. team, call 610-680-7842 today.
Our Firm’s Practice Areas in Upper Moreland, PA
McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. can defend you against a wide array of charges in Pennsylvania. If you have been accused of any of the following, give us a call today for a free consultation:
Pennsylvania is known around the nation for its tough DUI laws. The state shows little lenience to first-time offenders and to those with BAC readings right on the borderline of the legal limit, which is 0.08% in Pennsylvania. Without the right attorney on your side, it can even be difficult for a first-time offender to avoid jail time and loss of license by pleading down to a lesser offense, such as reckless driving.
With a DUI conviction your record in Pennsylvania, you may find your life impacted even after you have served your sentence and gotten your license reinstated. Car insurance may be prohibitively expensive, and you might not qualify for certain jobs. David McKenzie and his team can help you avoid these consequences.
Pennsylvania is not a permissive state when it comes to drugs — even marijuana. The penalties for possession are harsher than in many of the surrounding states. If you are caught with even a small amount of an illegal substance on your person, you could be looking at jail time, fines, and more.
The state also comes down hard on anyone caught selling drugs — and a transaction does not even have to take place for you to face the same consequences as an actual drug dealer. Pennsylvania has an “intent to deliver” charge, which it can apply for something as simple as possessing more than a certain quantity of a drug for personal use or transporting an illegal substance across state lines.
McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. can defend you if you are charged with the sale or possession of:
- Crack Cocaine
- Prescription drugs
Theft and Burglary
In Pennsylvania, you can face serious jail time and fines if convicted of any crime involving stealing, even if the value of the purloined goods is under $50. Pennsylvania also has strict laws when it comes to theft of service, which includes crimes such as stealing cable or high-speed internet access. David McKenzie and his team can help you fight against a conviction for theft or burglary.
Federal crimes are unique in that they get prosecuted in federal courts rather than in state or local courts. If you are facing federal charges, it is essential to secure representation from a lawyer who is familiar with the federal court system and its intricacies. In federal court, the attorneys and judges tend to be seasoned, no-nonsense types, and you want your lawyer to be able to go toe-to-toe with them.
Some of the more common federal crimes include:
- Tax evasion
- Bank fraud
- Mail fraud
- Forgery or counterfeiting
The term “white-collar crime” is broad, encompassing dozens of nonviolent acts that involve using dishonest methods to increase one’s wealth. Some of the most common examples of white-collar crime include:
- Insider stock trading
- Money laundering
- Check kiting
- Ponzi/pyramid schemes
In decades past, white-collar criminals often avoided serious punishment, especially if they had the financial means to make restitution for their misdeeds. Then the financial crisis of 2008 happened, an event largely blamed on the unscrupulous acts of white-collar criminals, who became national scapegoats for the economic pain the country was feeling. Ever since, courts have tightened the reins. A person convicted of a white-collar crime today can expect a long jail term and a hefty fine.
The McKenzie Law Firm Team Can Help You Beat a Criminal Charge in Upper Moreland, PA
Facing criminal charges can be frightening, but you can maximize your chances of a favorable outcome by working with David McKenzie and his team at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. David McKenzie has spent years in the Pennsylvania court system, many of those working as a prosecutor. He understands how the other side works and which defense strategies are most effective given the circumstances of a case.
Best of all, the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. team offers a free consultation and case evaluation. A member of our staff will sit down with you, review the details of your case, and go over your legal options.
To schedule a free consultation today with a criminal defense lawyer in Upper Moreland, PA, call our office in Upper Moreland at 610-680-7842.
Call 610-680-7842 Today for a Free Case Evaluation with McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.
If you are facing criminal charges in Upper Moreland, PA, attorney David McKenzie and his dedicated staff are eager to get to work on your case. We offer a free consultation and want to hear from you right away. The sooner you call, the sooner a criminal defense lawyer in Upper Moreland, PA can get to work on a winning defense strategy. To speak with a member of our staff today, call us at 610-680-7842.