Most of my practice is criminal defense with cases ranging from drugs, violent... more
Most of my practice is criminal defense with cases ranging from drugs, violent crimes, juvenile matters to driving under the influence. I've also done election law on political campaigns for judges and politicians. Lastly, I have helped represent lawyers, law students and judges in disciplinary cases. I pride myself in helping people out in their time of need and hope I can be of assistance to ... view profile
James J. McHugh, Jr. has been selected by judges and other attorneys as a... more
James J. McHugh, Jr. has been selected by judges and other attorneys as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in for the last 9 years, New Jersey Super Lawyer in 2006, Philadelphia Magazine’s Top 100 Attorney in PA in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013, Top 100 Attorney in Philadelphia 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013, American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyer in PA and NJ for the last 5 years, South J... view profile
Philadelphia Attorney Marni Snyder is the firm’s managing partner. Her areas of... more
Philadelphia Attorney Marni Snyder is the firm’s managing partner. Her areas of concentration include criminal law and special education law. She is a Philadelphia native, Villanova Public Interest Fellow. Marni has tried thousands of misdemeanor cases, hundreds of felony bench trials, and many jury trials before various judges in the Criminal Justice Center. After clerking for the Honorable... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.