Best Norristown Criminal Defense Lawyers
Should you find yourself being arrested for a criminal offense in Norristown, it is critical that you reach out to an experienced Norristown criminal defense attorney. Depending on the criminal offense you have been charged with, you could be facing prison time, large fines, and many other penalties. In addition to the penalties you may face if convicted of the crime you are charged with, you will almost certainly face collateral consequences as well.
These consequences can include the loss of a job, an inability to secure employment, an inability to obtain a professional license, an inability to obtain a government student loan, and, in some cases, even the loss of your voting rights and the loss of your right to own a firearm. Because the outcome can be life-changing, it is imperative that you have an experienced Norristown criminal defense attorney by your side from start to finish.
Attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Offices can help you through this difficult time. With experience, legal skills, knowledge, and compassion for your situation, we provide the best defense available. We have earned our reputation over time; we dedicate ourselves to defending each and every client. We have a deep understanding of your situation and will look at your charges from every possible angle to find the best defense. We believe every person is entitled to a solid legal defense, and we strive to level the playing field in the Pennsylvania criminal justice system.
It is a given that the state of Pennsylvania has virtually unlimited resources they can use to prosecute you; we will work all the harder, to ensure you benefit from the resources our own firm has. 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 Norristown
In 2015, Norristown was given the dubious distinction of being named among the 100 most dangerous cities in the United States. Since 2015, safety in Norristown has improved; according to Neighborhood Scout, Norristown received a “crime number” of 29—meaning it is safer than 29 percent of other cities in the United States. Norristown remains less safe than the overall safety rating of Pennsylvania—residents in Norristown have a one in 185 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime, while residents across the entire state have a one in 319 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime.
Property crime rates in Norristown are roughly equal to those in the entire state of Pennsylvania—one in 60 for Norristown, and one in 61 for Pennsylvania. The safest areas in Norristown include Audubon, Betzwood, Fairview Village, Germantown Pike/North Trooper Road, Mill Grove Drive/Pawlings Road, New Hope Street/East Fornance Street, and West Norriton.
If you are facing Norristown criminal charges, it is imperative that you speak to an attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices as quickly as possible. When you become a client of the Ciccarelli Law Offices, we will use every resource at our disposal to provide an outstanding defense on your behalf. It is understandable that you are extremely anxious about your future. We will answer all your questions, doing our best to alleviate your concerns, working our hardest to provide a second chance for those in Norristown and across Montgomery County.
Fighting for Your Freedom in Norristown, PA
Norristown is a borough with home rule status, as well as the county seat of Montgomery County. Norristown is located about six miles from the city limits of Philadelphia, along the Schuylkill River. In 2010, Norristown’s population was about 35,000, making it the second-most populous borough in the state of Pennsylvania. The area where Norristown is located was once owned by the Isaac Norris family, purchased in 1704 from William Penn. At the time of Norristown’s incorporation in 1812, about 500 people were located in the borough.
Norristown grew rapidly after the Civil War, reaching a population of 23,000 by 1900. Norristown was a bustling area during this time, boasting breweries, textile mills, lumber yards, foundries, icehouses, and cigar factories, which provided plenty of employment opportunities for those who lived in the area. While Norristown was initially settled by the English, along with smaller numbers of Swedes, Dutch, Scots, and Germans, by the mid-1800s, the Irish began arriving in droves, followed by equally large numbers of Italians by the early 1900s. Following World War II, Norristown’s downtown began to decline, with efforts to revitalize the city having minimal results.
Points of interest in Norristown include the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Thaddeus Lowe House, the Theatre Horizon, and Selma Mansion. Notable people from Norristown include: Maria Bello, actress, Steve Bono, former NFL Quarterback, Peter Boyle, actor, David C. Dolby, medal of Honor recipient, Winfield Scott Hancock, field commander at Gettysburg, Timothy L. O’Brien, journalist, John Pergine, NFL linebacker, and Bill Schonely, broadcaster.
How the Ciccarelli Law Offices Can Help
Being placed under arrest in Norristown is certainly a stressful experience, however, that day could come for you, as well as for other Norristown residents. The attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Offices have many years of experience navigating the Norristown—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
- DUI marijuana charges
- Vehicular homicide
- Sex crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Crimes of theft
- White-collar crimes
- Probation violations
- Traffic violations
- Domestic violence
The Ciccarelli Law Office Attorneys Inspire Trust and Respect
Because we know how much your life can change as a result of your Norristown criminal charges, you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly on your behalf, aggressively defending you against your charges. While a misdemeanor offense is less serious than a felony offense, both can create serious consequences for your life and the lives of your family members.
You may have received a summons from Magisterial Court 38-1-16 if you are charged with a criminal offense in Norristown. The court is located at 601 DeKalb Street, Norristown. 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 (610) 277-4570. We have an office in Plymouth Meeting to better serve you. The criminal defense lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully defended individuals in Montgomery Counties, including, but not limited to Collegeville, King of Prussia, Villanova, Plymouth Meeting, Pottstown, Abington, Royersford, Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion, and Ardmore.