Top Upper Darby, PA Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are arrested and facing criminal charges in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, you are likely feeling anxious, highly stressed, and even frightened about your future. When you find yourself facing criminal charges, it is extremely important that you contact a highly experienced Upper Darby criminal defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices. There are ways to beat these charges and protect your future.
When you choose an Upper Darby criminal defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices, you have chosen an attorney who believes strongly in your right to a comprehensive defense. We understand just how much a future can be disrupted and altered by criminal charges, and we will fight on your behalf for the best outcome possible. At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, we will always ensure your rights are protected, giving you the best shot at getting back to your dreams and hopes for your future. You can contact us by mail or phone at (610) 692-8700 or (877) 529-2422 today.
Understanding Crime Across Pennsylvania and Upper Darby
There were more than 10.3 million arrests for all offenses in the United States in 2018. This is actually a decrease from 1990 levels when the number of arrests was more than 14.1 million. As a whole, Pennsylvania has seen a downward trend in criminal offenses. The number of criminal offenses in Pennsylvania for 2019 is expected to be lower than in 2016—when the state’s violent crime rate was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 20.32 percent.
Unfortunately, the crime rates in Upper Darby have not decreased in the same way they have across the state and across the nation. Upper Darby has a crime index rating of 22, meaning it is safer than just 22 percent of other U.S. cities.
Equally unfortunate is the fact that many Americans feel that those who are charged with a criminal act are “less than.” Despite these stereotypes, nearly one-third of all adults in the United States have some level of criminal record—as many people have criminal records as college diplomas.
Fighting for Your Freedom in Upper Darby PA
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania is located in Delaware County, bordering Philadelphia. As of the 2010 census, the township had a total population of 82,795 and is Pennsylvania’s sixth-most populous municipality. The area which eventually became Upper Darby was inhabited by the Lenape tribe of Native Americans for hundreds of years until the first permanent European settlers arrived in 1653.
When Penn founded the colony of Pennsylvania, the area was designated as a part of Darby Township in Chester County, later to be split off in 1789, to form Delaware County. In 1736, Upper Darby split from Darby Township “in all matters save the levies made for the support of the poor.”
Upper Darby Township reflects the Quaker background of its earliest English settlers and was active in the anti-slavery movement. In fact, many homes in the Upper Darby area were stops on the Underground Railroad.
Due to the abundance of creeks and streams in the area, many mills were developed, more than doubling the population of the township. The potential for growth in the township was recognized by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company in 1907.
The Tower Theater, located in Terminal Square, began its long history in Upper Darby in 1927, when it opened as a movie theater and vaudeville theater. After a brief closure, the Tower reopened in 1972 as a concert venue. In 2018, The Tower was listed as one of the ten best live music venues in the United States, boasting acts such as David Bowie, Genesis, and Trevor Noah.
Today, Upper Darby is a very diverse township, featuring a wide array of cuisines and art. The community is known for its Irish pubs, with the Llanerch Diner being featured in the Bradley Cooper movie, Silver Linings Playbook.
Just a few of the notable personalities from Upper Darby include Tina Fey (comedian and actress), Jim Croce (singer-songwriter), and Ed McMahon (co-host of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson).
How the Ciccarelli Law Offices Can Help
No one ever expects to be arrested for a criminal offense. However, that day will certainly come for many Upper Darby residents. If you find yourself facing criminal charges in Upper Darby, it is important to remember that the Ciccarelli Law Offices have attorneys ready to help you through this tough time. Our Delaware County criminal defense attorneys have the skill set, knowledge, experience, and resources to mount a solid defense on your behalf.
You may or may not have committed the crime you are accused of. However, whatever your situation, contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney from the Ciccarelli Law Offices as soon as you have been charged is the single best thing you can do for your future. We will aggressively defend your rights, and if the police failed to behave in a proper, legal manner, we will work hard to prove that misconduct. Our Upper Darby 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
The attorneys at the Ciccarelli Law Offices are fully aware that your future is at stake. Because of that, we will thoroughly explore every single avenue to arrive at the very best defense. No matter how challenging your case, we will provide a comprehensive defense on your behalf.
You may have received a summons for Magisterial District Court 32-1-35, located in Upper Darby, less than three miles from downtown Philadelphia. There are a number of Magisterial District Courts in Upper Darby, so check your paperwork carefully.
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.