State College, PA Criminal Defense Attorney
Understanding Crime Across Pennsylvania and State College
Neighborhood Scout found that the city of State College has a crime rating of 29—that is, State College is safer than 29 percent of all U.S. cities. The crime rate for violent crimes in State College is 1.74 per 1,000 residents. The crime rate for property crimes in State College is 20.74 per 1,000 residents.
Overall, residents of State College have a one in 573 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. The rate in the state of Pennsylvania is a bit higher, at one in 319. Residents of State College have a one in 49 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime; the rate in the entire state of Pennsylvania is a bit lower, at one in 61.
Unfortunately, many Americans feel that those who are charged with a criminal act must be guilty. Those with a criminal conviction are often stigmatized, despite the fact that almost a full one-third of all adults in the United States have some level of criminal record—there are as many people with criminal records in the United States as there are people with college diplomas. If there is any way to avoid a criminal conviction stemming from your State College criminal charges, your experienced criminal defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices will find it.
Fighting for Your Freedom in State College, PA
In order to serve the needs of the Pennsylvania State College, the village of State College evolved to a town. Incorporated as a borough in 1896, State College has grown along with Penn State University. In 1973, a home rule charter was adopted by State College, which took effect in 1976. State College has a population of about 45,000—one of the most densely populated cities in the U.S., largely due to the number of high-rises in the city. Pennsylvania State University is the largest single employer in the region, employing more than 26,000 full and part-time workers in 2015.
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is held in downtown State College every July. This five-day festival draws over 125,000 visitors, featuring artists from around the country, as well as musical performances and plays—and, of course, food vendors. In 2017, State College became a Guinness World Record holder for their display of 5,226 lighted ice luminaries.
Some of the notable individuals who were born and/or raised in State College, including Channing Crowder, former NFL linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, Butch Leitzinger, professional racecar driver, Jordan Norwood, NFL wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, Matt Suhey, former NFL fullback for the Chicago Bears, Gretchen Morgenson, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for The New York Times, Doug Sweetland, animator for Pixar and Sony Pictures Animation, and Arron Scot, dancer, and member of the American Ballet Theatre.
How the Ciccarelli Law Offices Can Help
Obviously, no one ever expects to be arrested for a State College criminal offense, however, that day will come for many State College residents. If you find yourself facing criminal charges in State College, remember—the Ciccarelli Law Offices can help you through this difficult time.
Our Centre County criminal defense attorneys have the skill set, knowledge, experience, and resources to mount a solid defense on your behalf. Once you have an experienced attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices on as your legal advocate, we will aggressively defend your rights. If the police behaved in an improper or illegal manner, we will work hard to prove such misconduct. 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
- White collar crimes
- Probation violations
- Traffic violations
- Domestic violence
Place Your Trust in the Ciccarelli Law Offices
When you speak to an attorney at the Ciccarelli Law Offices, that attorney will be fully cognizant of the fact that your future is at stake, therefore, will explore every potential avenue to build a solid defense on your behalf. You may have received a summons from Magisterial District Court 49-3-05 at 121 South Pugh Street, State College, PA. Check your paperwork carefully, and discuss the issue with your Ciccarelli Law Office attorney to ensure you show up at the right court.
Whether your summons is for a misdemeanor criminal offense or a felony criminal offense, the Ciccarelli Law Offices can help. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we 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 or 1-877-529-2422.