At The Mazza Law Group, P.C., our experienced attorneys represent individuals, small... more
At The Mazza Law Group, P.C., our experienced attorneys represent individuals, small businesses and corporate clients in State College and throughout central Pennsylvania. Each of our attorneys focuses in different areas of the law, so you can be sure there is someone with the necessary experience and skills for your case. We provide outstanding legal representation and service in a full range... 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.