Top Chester PA Criminal Attorneys
No one ever expects to be arrested for a criminal offense, and the experience can be quite disturbing for the arrestee. Should you find yourself being arrested in Chester, Pennsylvania, the very first thing you need to consider is contacting a highly experienced Chester criminal defense attorney.
It is virtually never a good idea to attempt to defend yourself against Chester criminal charges. There are simply too many laws you may not be aware of, and too many defenses to your crime you could overlook. The best outcome possible is only available when you have a criminal defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices by your side from start to finish. We understand how you may be feeling after your arrest, and we know the best defenses for your crime.
Choosing a Chester criminal defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices ensures you have an advocate in your corner who believes strongly in your right to a comprehensive defense. We understand the disruptions criminal charges can bring to your life, and we will work hard to minimize these disruptions. We also understand that every person arrested for a crime has their own story to tell about the circumstances surrounding the offense. We will listen to that story, then will comprehensively assess your situation, reaching a plan for your defense together. You can contact us by mail or phone at (610) 692-8700 or (877) 529-2422 today.
Pennsylvania and Chester Criminal Offenses
According to Neighborhood Scout, the city of Chester has a high crime rate; Chester is safer than only 6 percent of other U.S. cities. In fact, with a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Chester has one of the highest crime rates in America, with the chance that a resident of the city will become a victim of a violent crime or a property crime about one in 62—the chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime or property crime in the entire state of Pennsylvania is about one in 319.
This is unusual, given the fact that the population of Chester is only about 35,000, and even though the state of Pennsylvania has actually seen a downward trend in criminal offenses. The number of arrests across the nation has actually gone down over the past 28 years; in 2018, there were about 10.3 million arrests for all offenses in the U.S, while in 1990, there were 14.1 million arrests. It is important to recognize that most people who commit a criminal offense are good people who simply made a mistake—a mistake that will cost them dearly.
Fighting for Your Freedom in Chester, PA
Chester was originally settled in 1644 by the Swedish. The first name given to the town was Upland, although that name was changed to Chester in 1682. Chester is the oldest city in Pennsylvania, acquired as a safe haven for Quakers in 1681. Chester was a prosperous manufacturing community with metal manufacturing, locomotive, shipbuilding, machinery, and textile concentrations. Since Chester was so close to the Delaware River—as well as major railways—jobs were plentiful, and the population continued to grow. The rapid job growth created a demand for housing and other services.
By 1950, Chester’s population peaked at more than 66,000, although just a few years later, the city experienced economic difficulties, and industries began moving to other cities. (Today, Chester’s population is about 35,000). After receiving 1.36 billion dollars in public and private investment, the city’s parks system was improved, and housing expanded, attracting new businesses, and generating thousands of job opportunities. Today, Chester has five nationally registered historic places: the William Penn Landing Site, the Second Street Bridge, the Old Main and Chemistry Building, the Delaware County National Bank, and the Chester Waterside Station.
Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack began harness racing in September 2006, and Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Major Soccer League Philadelphia Union franchise, opened in 2010. Two U.S. Navy ships have been named USS Chester in honor of the city. Chester Creek meets the Delaware River in Chester. The northeastern border of Chester is defined by Ridley Creek, and the Port of Chester is along the Delaware River. A $16.6 million dollar project to fix up eight I-95 bridges began in 2017, with improvements to Morton Avenue and Chestnut Street also included in the project.
How the Ciccarelli Law Offices Can Help
While no one ever expects or prepares for being arrested and charged with a criminal offense, that day will come for many Chester residents. If you find yourself facing Chester criminal charges, it is highly advisable that you contact the Ciccarelli Law Offices to help you through this difficult time.
The Delaware County criminal defense attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Offices are ready and willing to help you through this time; we have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to mount a solid defense on your behalf. Our Chester criminal defense attorneys can assist you with any of the following criminal charges:
- Violent crimes (such as burglary, murder, attempted murder, and assault)
- Drug crimes (including possession, manufacturing, and selling)
- DUI charges
- Vehicular homicide
- Sex crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Crimes of theft
- White-collar crimes
- Probation violations
- Traffic violations
- Domestic violence
You Can Trust the Ciccarelli Law Offices
At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, we understand that your future is at stake, therefore, we will explore every avenue on your behalf, with the goal of presenting the very best defense for the very best outcome. If you have a particularly challenging criminal offense case, we will work even harder to provide a comprehensive defense for you.
Perhaps you have received a summons from Magisterial District Court 32-1-21, located at 160 E. Seventh Street in Chester, Pennsylvania. There are a number of different courts in the area, so it is important that you carefully check your paperwork to ensure you show up at the correct court. In fact, there are 33 Magisterial District Courts in Delaware County. Your Chester criminal defense attorney can help you determine where and when you need to appear in court.
Whether you have received a summons for a traffic citation, a preliminary hearing, or a non-jury trial, the Ciccarelli Law Offices can help. The attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Office have nearly 100 years of combined experience and will aggressively fight for your future. Success is our mission—we are driven to serve and ready to fight. Contact the Ciccarelli Law Offices at (610)-692-8700. We have an office in Springfield and Radnor, both located in Delaware County, to better serve you.
The criminal defense lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully defended citizens throughout Delaware County, Pennsylvania, who have been arrested and charged with crimes. We are ready to defend you in cities across Delaware County, including, but not limited to Media, Springfield, Chester, Concordville, Darby, Chadds Ford Township, Glen Mills, Philadelphia, Villanova, Wayne, and more.