Parkesburg PA Criminal Lawyers
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may think there are few things worse that could happen to you. You are likely anxious, stressed out, fearful for your future, and possibly even embarrassed, when you think of your friends, family members and co-workers finding out about your charges. Unfortunately, many people in this same situation make a critical mistake in their haste to put these charges behind them and try to get on with their lives. That mistake is deciding to plead guilty, and doing so without an experienced Parkesburg criminal defense attorney by their side. While your feelings are entirely understandable, this is a critical point in your life—one that can dictate how your future plays out.
Perhaps you did commit the offense but there were extenuating circumstances. Perhaps you were inebriated, or you simply made a bad decision. Or, perhaps you are entirely innocent of the charges. No matter which category you fall into, pleading guilty so you can put these charges behind you is a decision which will come back to haunt you time and time again. Even if you are guilty of the charges, a knowledgeable Parkesburg attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices can negotiate lesser charges or a lesser sentence on your behalf. Remember that the outcome of these criminal charges can affect your ability to keep your current job or obtain a job in the future, attend college, rent a home, own a firearm, and even obtain a professional license. Contact us by email or by phone at (610) 692-8700 or (877) 529-2422 when you need an experienced criminal attorney in Parkesburg PA.
Fighting for Success in Parkesburg PA
Originally known as Fountain Inn, the settled community of Parkesburg predates the Revolutionary War. When first settled, the area of Parkesburg was predominantly inhabited by Scottish-Irish settlers who migrated from Delaware. Parkesburg got its name from John G. Parke, a noted politician from a prominent family in the area. The small community expanded rapidly, particularly when the tracks of the Philadelphia and Columbia railroad were laid to Parkesburg in 1831. The Midwest, as a whole, was seeing a rapid industrial expansion, with more and settlers migrating to large urban areas such as Chicago, Cleveland and Pennsylvania, but in the early 1850’s educational institutions began opening up in the Parkesburg area.
The Great Depression brought tough times to Parkesburg, just as it did to the remainder of the nation, but when the Iron Mills closed, many of Parkesburg’s residents were out of work until they found employment in Coatesville at Lukens Steel. Despite its small size (4,000 population) and home town feeling, like every town, Parkesburg has its share of crime, although it scores a 69 from Neighborhood Scout for safety (with 100 being the best) when compared to other towns in the U.S. Even when crime rates are low, however, there are always those who desperately need an experienced Parkesburg criminal defense attorney who will fight hard on their behalf.
Of course, no one ever expects the day will come when they will be forced to call a Parkesburg criminal defense attorney. However, unfortunately that day does come for many Chester County residents. If you find yourself facing criminal charges the Ciccarelli Law Offices are ready and able to help you. From Avondale to Oxford, our Chester County criminal defense attorneys have the experience and resources needed to fight for you and your rights after an arrest. If you live in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, you may have received notification to appear in Magisterial District Court 15-3-07 located at 315 West First Avenue, Building 3. Our lawyers have experience representing individuals during preliminary hearings, traffic citations or non-jury trials in this court.
Experience You Can Trust
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may need a highly-experienced Parkesburg criminal defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices for any of the following:
- Parkesburg 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.
Parkesburg DUI Arrests
Pennsylvania Route 372 (PA 372) and Pennsylvania Route 10 (PA 10) cross through Parkesburg, and U.S. Route 30 (US 30) is another major highways only a few miles from the borough. While those roads account for much of the traffic, many DUI arrests in Parkesburg occur on local roads like Strasburg Avenue, Beale Drive, or Culvert Street.
Ciccarelli Law Offices represents alleged first-time and repeat offenders facing drunk driving charges in Chester County. Our firm also handles alcohol-related traffic offenses, such as aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI.
Parkesburg, 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, magisterial district courts also handle preliminary hearings and arraignments in misdemeanor and felony offenses later tried in the Courts of Common Pleas. The Borough of Parkesburg and several other communities are served by the following magisterial district court in Parkesburg:
District Court 15-3-07
315 W First Ave., Bldg. 3
Parkesburg PA 19365
County Court of Common Pleas | Chester County, PA — The Court of Common Pleas is a state trial court of general jurisdiction that has appellate jurisdiction over judgments from the minor courts. It also has original jurisdiction over all cases not exclusively assigned to other courts. You can use this website to learn about the court’s mission and goals, view fee schedules, and access a judicial calendar.
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 (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). Use this website to view a calendar of court sessions, read court news, and access Superior Court annual and statistical reports.
Supreme Court | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania — The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the highest court and the supreme judicial power of the Commonwealth. Under 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute § 501, the Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and six associate justices, all of whom are elected to 10-year terms. Visit this website to submit case filings online, read recent news, and learn more about the court and its justices.
Chester County Law Enforcement Resources
Parkesburg Borough Police Department | Chester County — Visit this website to access a news feed with information about arrests, warrants, incidents, and cases. You can also find an events calendar, various forms, and answers to frequently asked questions. The Parkesburg Borough Police Department website also has resources relating to cyberbullying, drug abuse, and internet safety.
Parkesburg Borough Police Department
315 W. First Ave. Bldg. 2
Parkesburg, PA 19365
Chester County Sheriff | Chester County, PA — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement arm of the Court of Common Pleas for Chester County. On this website, you can learn about community programs, apply for a license to carry firearms, and read recent scam awareness bulletins. You can also find 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, with the office’s core functions being investigating, prosecuting, and preventing criminal offenses. Visit this website to learn more about the office’s investigative units, download various forms and applications, and read recent press releases. Victims of crimes can also learn about their rights under the Victim’s Bill of Rights in the Crime Victims Act under 18 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute §11.201.
Areas We Serve In and Around Parkesburg, PA
Parkesburg shares the 19365 ZIP code with Atglen and Sadburyville. Some of the other nearby communities in the greater Parkesburg area that Ciccarelli Law Offices also serves includes, but are not limited to:
- Gap; and
- White Horse.
Choosing a Parkesburg Criminal Defense Lawyer
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. Success is our goal—we are driven to serve and ready to fight. Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices at (610)-692-8700.