Eliabethtown PA Criminal Defense Attorneys
According to the FBI, in 2018, violent crime was down 3.3 percent across the nation from 2017. Property crimes also dropped—down 6.3 percent from 2017. The estimated rate of violent crime in the U.S. was 368.9 offenses per 100,000 people, with property crime rates at 2,199.5 offenses per 100,000 people. The reaction most people have to being charged with an Elizabethtown criminal offense is shock, disbelief, and anxiety. If you are facing Elizabethtown criminal charges, your future may suddenly be unclear, and your life could be altered forever. Obviously, no one ever thinks the day will come when they must contact an Elizabethtown criminal defense lawyer. However, this day can and will come for many adults across the United States, as well as for residents of Elizabethtown.
The attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Offices understand that good people make bad decisions from time to time—and that those people deserve a second chance. We have the experience, knowledge, and skills to ensure you receive the best defense possible. While the state of Pennsylvania certainly differentiates between misdemeanor and felony offenses as far as penalties and consequences go, in truth, any criminal conviction can have far-reaching consequences to your life. The attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Offices understand this; we have compassion for your situation, as well as the outstanding legal skills necessary to fight for your rights, ensuring the best outcome possible.
Over time, we have gained an exemplary reputation in the industry—a reputation that will help you every step of the way. We dedicate ourselves to providing the best, most comprehensive defense on your behalf, looking at your situation from every angle to ensure you receive the best defense. Since the state of Pennsylvania automatically has an advantage when prosecuting you, due to their significant resources, we seek to level the playing field on your behalf. At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, we will always ensure your rights are protected, giving you the best chance to get back to your life and your future. You can contact us by phone at (610) 692-8700 or (877) 529-2422 today.
Understanding Crime Across Pennsylvania and Elizabethtown
According to Neighborhood Scout, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, has a crime rating of 47—meaning it is safer than 47 percent of other cities in the United States. Your chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in the city of Elizabethtown is one in 362—a bit better than your chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in the entire state of Pennsylvania (one in 319). Your chances of becoming a victim of property crime in Elizabethtown are also a bit better than your chances of becoming a victim of property crime in the entire state of Pennsylvania (one in 84 vs. one in 61). The safest neighborhoods in the city of Elizabethtown include Rheems, Borough Center, Elizabethtown College/East High Street, Bachmanville/Deodate, and Milton Grove/Aberdeen.
If you are facing Elizabethtown criminal charges, it is imperative that you speak to an attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices as quickly as possible. Once you become a client of the Ciccarelli Law Offices, we vow to use every resource at our disposal to provide an outstanding defense on your behalf. We understand that you are anxious about your future; we will thoroughly answer all your questions, alleviating your concerns to the best of our ability, and working tirelessly to provide a second chance for you and others in Norristown and across Lancaster County.
Fighting for Your Freedom in Elizabethtown, PA
There are a couple of different stories regarding how Elizabethtown got its name. In the first, Thomas Harris purchased a large tract of land in 1730, establishing a trading post at the Conoy Creek. This trading post, the Bear Tavern, was purchased in 1753 by Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes from County Donegal, Ireland. Barnabas laid out the town, naming it Elizabethtown in honor of his wife. The second version of how Elizabethtown got its name is that the town was named after Elizabeth Reeby, wife of Michael Reeby, who sold the first building lots in Elizabethtown in 1795. Either way, Elizabethtown was one of the earliest settled communities in Lancaster County, boasting the central square and diamond pattern common to many of the new Pennsylvania towns.
The streets and alleys were named by Barnabas Hughes—most of which have the same name today (Rose Alley, Peach Alley, Cherry Alley, Market Street, High Street, etc.). Elizabethtown grew rapidly, thanks to its location along a trail that later became the Lancaster-Harrisburg Turnpike. In 1827, Elizabethtown was incorporated as a Borough. In 2010, Elizabethtown had a population of about 11,545. Across South-Central Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown is commonly known as “E-Town.”
Until the early 1900s, Elizabethtown was primarily an agricultural community. Then the Klein Chocolate Company (now a part of Mars, Inc.) moved to Elizabethtown, along with several shoe factories. Following World War II, Elizabethtown doubled its population, with homes and businesses expanding into farmlands. Today, Elizabethtown is home to White Oak Mills, Elizabethtown College, a large Mars Chocolate plant, and Continental Press, with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy, located near Elizabethtown in Mount Joy Township. Elizabethtown is served by an Amtrak station, where Keystone Service and Pennsylvanian trains also stop, with bus service provided by the Red Rose Transit Authority. Gene Garber, former Major League Baseball pitcher, is from Elizabethtown, and the sister city is Letterkenny, Ireland.
How the Ciccarelli Law Offices Can Help
Being placed under arrest in Elizabethtown is certainly a stressful experience, however, that day could come for you, as well as for other residents. The attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Offices have many years of experience navigating the Elizabethtown—and Pennsylvania—criminal justice system, and helping people just like you obtain the best possible outcome. We can help 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
- Probation violations
- Traffic violations
- Domestic violence
- College crimes
The Ciccarelli Law Office Inspires Trust and Respect
Because we know how much your life can change as a result of your Elizabethtown criminal charges, you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly on your behalf, aggressively defending you against your charges. Maybe you committed the crime you are accused of; maybe you are completely innocent, or maybe there were extenuating circumstances surrounding the crime. Whatever your situation, the Pennsylvania criminal justice system can be a very frightening place to be on your own, with criminal law a highly specialized area of the law.
You may have received a summons from the Magisterial Court located near Elizabethtown at 50 Canal Street, #102, Middletown, PA, 17057, if you are charged with a criminal offense in Elizabethtown. There are multiple Magisterial District Courts in the area, so it is important to have your attorney carefully check your paperwork to make certain you appear in the correct court.
At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, success is our mission—we are driven to serve and ready to fight. Contact the Ciccarelli Law Offices at (717) 291-9400 or using our toll-free number (877) 529-2422. We have an office in Lancaster, to better serve you. The criminal defense lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully defended individuals in Lancaster County, including, but not limited to: Ephrata, Manheim, Quarryville, Lititz, and Millersville.