Downingtown Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in Downingtown Pennsylvania, you need an experienced, respected and aggressive legal team on your side who has your back. Contact our Downingtown criminal defense attorneys by email or by phone at (610) 692-8700 or (877) 529-2422, to get the defense you need for your case.
The overall crime rate in Downingtown, Pennsylvania is about 14 percent lower than the national average, but like every town in the U.S., criminal acts still occur in this area. No one ever expects that the day will come when they will be forced to call an attorney. If that day should come for you, Ciccarelli Law Offices when you are ready and we will be able to help you.
Criminal Defense You Need
In some cases, you may have been falsely accused of a criminal act, or perhaps you simply made a one-time bad decision. Maybe you actually committed a criminal offense, but there were extenuating circumstances, or perhaps you are truly innocent. Unfortunately, eyewitness identifications are notoriously inaccurate. In some cases, law enforcement want to believe they have the right person so fiercely, they simply don’t conduct a thorough investigation. Our attorneys are passionate in what they do, and compassionate in the treatment of our clients. Ciccarelli Law Offices can help for any of the following reasons:
- Downingtown Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
- Serious Traffic Offenses;
- Drug Charges;
- Marijuana Charges;
- Firearm / Weapon Charges;
- Violent Crimes;
- Domestic Violence;
- Sex Crimes;
- Theft and Property Offenses;
- Juvenile Offenses;
- Internet / Cyber Crimes;
- White Collar Crime;
- Violation of Probation;
- Violation of Parole;
- Record Expungement / Sealing;
- Post Conviction / Appeals;
- Student Disciplinary Hearings;
- Misdemeanor Charges; and
- Felony Charges.
Downingtown DUI Arrests
Some of the busier highways in the Downingtown area include Pennsylvania Route 282 (PA 282), Pennsylvania Route 113 (PA 113), U.S. Route 30 (US 30), and U.S. Route 322 (US 322). Several people are arrested for alleged DUI offenses in Downingtown on other local roads in the borough such as Manor Avenue, Boot Road, and Whiteland Avenue.
Ciccarelli Law Offices helps people who have been previously convicted of drunk driving as well as alleged first-time offenders. Our attorneys may be able to get your criminal charges minimized or eliminated regardless of whether you submitted to blood alcohol concentration (BAC) testing or refused.
Downingtown, Pennsylvania Court Resources
District Courts | Chester County, PA — Magisterial district courts are minor courts of limited jurisdiction. In addition to summary offenses and violations of municipal ordinances, they also handle preliminary hearings and arraignments in misdemeanor and felony offenses later tried in the Courts of Common Pleas. The Borough of Downingtown and nearby townships are served by the following magisterial district court in Downingtown:
District Court 15-4-02
231 Boot Rd.
Downingtown, PA 19335
County Court of Common Pleas | Chester County, PA — The Court of Common Pleas is a state trial court of general jurisdiction with original jurisdiction over cases not exclusively assigned to other courts. The Court of Common Pleas also has appellate jurisdiction over judgments from the minor courts. Visit this website to view fee schedules, access a judicial calendar, and see local rules of the court.
Superior Court | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania has two statewide intermediate appellate courts. The Superior Court is the appellate court of general jurisdiction that frequently handles appeals of final decisions of the Court of Common Pleas, while the jurisdiction of the other appellate court, the Commonwealth Court, is limited to decisions of state agencies and certain cases in which the Commonwealth is a party. On this website, you can access Superior Court annual and statistical reports, view a calendar of court sessions, and read court news.
Supreme Court | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania’s highest court is the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and six associate justices, all of whom are elected to 10-year terms. Use this website to learn more about the court and its justices, search court docket sheets, and submit case filings online.
Chester County Law Enforcement Resources
Downingtown Police Department | Borough of Downingtown — The mission of the Downingtown Police Department is “to provide professional, courteous, and prompt police service to all people while vigorously, but fairly, enforcing the law.” Visit this website to learn more about the agency. You can download various forms and find information about parking tickets and permits.
10 W. Lancaster Ave.
Downingtown, PA 19335
Chester County Sheriff | Chester County, PA — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office was selected as the top sheriff’s office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Crime Prevention and Community Outreach in 2008 and 2011. Use this website to find information about the civil process service, read recent scam awareness bulletins, and apply for a license to carry firearms. You can also view lists of Chester County’s most wanted suspects and the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted.
District Attorney | Chester County, PA — The Chester County District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in Chester County. On this website, you can download various forms and applications, learn more about the current district attorney, and read recent press releases. You can also find information about the Victim’s Bill of Rights in the Crime Victims Act under 18 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute §11.201.
Areas We Serve In and Around Downingtown, PA
In addition to Downingtown, Ciccarelli Law Offices also defends individuals who live or were arrested in such other communities that share the 19335 ZIP code as:
- Woodbine; and
- Woodwards Corner.
Experience You Can Trust
With nearly 100 years of combined experience, the criminal defense lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully assisted people with criminal court cases in Chester County and through the Philadelphia area. We take a unique approach to criminal cases that enables us to tackle even the most challenging court cases and present an effective and solid defense for our clients.
We never forget what is at stake. We know your future and your freedom depend largely on our ability to investigate and expose the holes in the prosecution’s case against you. We pride ourselves on mounting an aggressive defense and leaving no stone unturned. And our track record speaks for itself. We have successfully tried and won cases across all areas of criminal law in virtually every District Court and trial courtroom in Chester County.
Call our Downingtown Criminal Defense Attorney
Choosing your criminal defense attorney may be the single most important decision you will face after being charged with a Downingtown, Pennsylvania criminal offense. As you may find, the very best Downingtown criminal defense attorneys are in high demand. You need a law firm who will fight aggressively for your freedom and your future, while actively protecting your rights at every turn and we believe we are the firm that can do just that. At Ciccarelli Law Offices, success is our mission—we are driven to serve and ready to fight. Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices at (610)-692-8700.