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Robert John Schefter Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at York, PA

4.9   63 reviews

also known as Bobby

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
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FORMER PROSECUTOR. 25+ YEARS/2500+ CASES.
  • I pride myself on delivering the highest level of client service possible.  All clients have my cell phone number and can call, text, or email me to get a hold of me. Too many times I hear stories about how clients can never reach their attorney and have no idea what's going on with their case; this is unacceptable.  
  • When selecting an attorney, consider not only experience in handling DUIs, but also experience in the specific county where you were charged.  
  • I have focused my practice on DUI law and litigation based in York and Adams Counties for my entire career. I understand that, when clients reach out to me, they are in a difficult situation and need someone to talk to, explain the law and the process in clear terms, and take the time to answer all of their questions. I am here for my clients and guide them through the process with skill and efficiency.  Whether it's a pretrial resolution or a trial, I will attack the case with the best effort that you deserve for your hard-earned money. 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2019,2018,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2019 + 3 ...

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Senft Schefter Ayers Law Firm

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  63 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christina | April 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
I contacted Robert schefter he got back to me in less then a couple hours he was very engaged in my DUI case he was very professional and understanding about explaining my case to me he let me know ever step of the way what he was doing with my case he even broke down the justice system words in an easier way to understand he is the best lawyer I have came across in York county he come up with a plan, stuck to it and executed it I would recommend him to any person going through a criminal DUI case He is a very knowledgeable criminal DUI lawyer he made me feel like I was a human being. Not a criminal thank you again Robert schefter I would recommend Robert schefte and use him again if anything were to arise Robert schefter 5 stars and more thanks again for being the truthful and honest person that you are and explaining everything in a way that I understand!!
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Posted by Scott | April 25, 2023
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Got a DUI? Get Robert Scheftter!!!!!
When I got my DUI I was scared to death, but Bob Schefter completely put my mind at ease!! Bob was always available anytime I had a question. Bob took complete control of my DUI case and got me on the ARD program. I feel I not only got a GREAT lawyer, but also gained a Friendship!! If you got a DUI don’t hesitate to call, you will never be sorry.
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Posted by Robert | December 7, 2022
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DUI
Me Schefter represented me for a 1st offense DUI , he made the process stress free and assured me not to worry . I followed his advice and he got all my paperwork thru very quickly and got accepted into ARD
Posted by Jami | October 7, 2022
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Caring, knowledgeable
I have never been in trouble before this was my first time! I was so nervous and anxious before speaking with attorney Schefter! He assured me that everything was going to be fine and he would be there through the whole process! He did just that, and made the process so easy! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone that needs a good, knowledgeable and caring attorney!
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Posted by Michael | August 18, 2022
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Best lawyer hands down he put up a great fight and beat the case
Gotta start off by saying Bobby’s the best lawyer and didn’t let the trooper get over on me and charge me with bs he worked with my budget! And lost a lot being charged with the charge I had gotten but Bobby put in so much work and we beat it at the end I’m thankful very much. God bless Bobby
Posted by Bonnie | March 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Attorney!
When I was looking for a attorney for my second DUI case I picked Attorney Robert Schefter based on his great reviews. I am so glad I did. Robert was honest from the start with what would probably happen in court with my DUI Case which I very much appreciated and he was right! He thoroughly went over every single thing through the whole process so I knew what was happening especially before we went in the court room for my Sentencing.He also answered all my questions and called me back so that helped Through the whole process.Robert Schefter seemed very knowledgeable and Organized about DUI cases. Robert also seemed to really care for me as a person and seemed to bring up any concerns I had in court to the judge if he thought it was Necessary! Mr. Schefter Secretary Josie was always so sweet and always had him get back to me with any concerns. I would highly Recommend him to anyone close to me. Thanks Attorney Robert Schefter for making my Second DUI sentencing so much better then my first and keeping me out of jail and being By my side through the whole process. Robert Schefter truly is an Exceptional attorney!
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Posted by Brian | January 22, 2022
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Top notch lawyer!!!
Bob did a outstanding job for me, i was looking at a license suspension, but he got it pleaded down to a lessor charge and no license suspension. i was so pleased that i had him on my side.he did a outstanding job for me couldn't ask for a better lawyer, thank you so much bob!!!!!
Posted by Robin | June 24, 2021
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Attn Robert Schefrer
I waz extremely plezed with Roberts representation. He kept me informed of all procedures.I woukd highly recommend him.I waz very plezed with my outcome. Thanks again Robert.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
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Extremely efficient
Getting a DUI is very stressful. Bobby guided me thru the ARD process and was always there to answer questions. He helped take away a lot of stress during the process. I would recommend him to anyone that gets into this situation.
Posted by Robert | March 17, 2021
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Professional, Sincere, Honest, Reliable, Available, Experienced, Resourceful, and Genuine service.
Robert met my expectations and then exceeded them. His excellent knowledge of my DUI situation and his ability to keep me informed of my options, with their potential consequences, aloud for the best result to come to fruition. I was never in a state of worry due to his ability to be available when I needed him. His firm was the first to contact me and I am so glad that I chose not look any further. Rest assured you will be in good hands. Thank you Robert Schefter.
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Posted by Chet | October 24, 2023
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DUI Defense
The entire experience was terrific! The staff and Attorney went above and beyond with every part of the process. I will definitely recommend this team to friends and family should they need to utilize your services. Thank you so much for your execution and support!
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2021
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Awesome
When other Lawyers simply gave me lip service, Mr Schefter went the extra Mike and it paid off.
Posted by Nick | April 27, 2021
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Happy with results
Great job! Made things so much easier for me and was a huge help when needed!
Posted by April | March 20, 2021
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Fantastic
My case was dropped thanks to Mr Schefter - he took care of everything and had my dismissal paperwork for me by the end of the day. Best money I ever spent! Thank you, Mr. Schefter!
Posted by Amanda | February 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and great service!
Robert has helped me with my two dui cases and was very prompt on being responsive to my messages and cared about my questions and concerns. 10/10 would recommend him ! He’s great!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Quick responses to questions
I've never had legal troubles before and so getting a DUI was a but terrifying. The waiting and worrying made it even worse. Robert kept in touch and answered my questions very quickly. This eased my mind. He explained the process and what to expect and walked me through it all. Much appreciated.
Posted by Cody | November 26, 2020
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Simply the best at what he does!
Mr. schefter has been my attorney for almost ten years, I've used him in multiple situations. He is absolutely the best at what he does! My family and I greatly appreciate your services. Thank you Mr. Schefter!
Posted by Dylan | November 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best you can get
I’ve had him 3 different times and all 3 times he got me out of trouble. 10/10 highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
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Robert Schefter Comes Highly Recommended!
Recently, I had an unfortunate situation arise that brought about the need for a good defense attorney. Robert Schefter was referred to me by two different, well respected, attorneys. My case came about when an individual made false accusations against me and contacted the local police department claiming that I had attacked him during a relatively brief but stressful interaction. Fortunately, there was a security video recording proving that the allegations were false. Although, Mr. Schefter gave the other party and his attorney the opportunity to withdraw their claim, they chose to move forward. Robert Schefter utilized a superior defense strategy that laid the groundwork for the other individual to, figuratively, hang himself during his statement. Mr. Schefter proved that the individual had filed a false police report and, subsequently, committed perjury during the hearing. Needless to say, the case was dismissed. I was extremely pleased with the outcome and the service that I received...especially for a trivial legal situation that had occurred during the COVID restrictions! Although my case was a ‘nothing-burger’ in my opinion, I never felt like I was treated any less important than someone with more serious legal issues. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Robert Schefter and his legal team/staff! I will be forever grateful to him and everyone at his office who assisted me during this legal journey.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2019
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Very thorough
I needed an Attorney for my first DUI charge and found Bobby. I realized after the first consultation that he was the one to use. Thru the whole process Bobby kept me on track in-order to qualify for the ARD program. I would highly recommend his services.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Senft Law Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • BarleySnyder
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • BarleySnyder
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Trial Deputy Prosecutor
  • York County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Clerk
  • The Honorable Kevin A. Hess
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. W.S.
  • Not guilty verdict after trial.
  • Commonwealth v. J.T.
  • All charges dismissed by Magisterial District Judge after Preliminary Hearing.
  • Commonwealth v. G.M.
  • All charges dismissed by Magisterial District Judge after Preliminary Hearing.
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Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2007
  • York County Bar Association
  • Chairperson- Young Lawyers Division
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presenter at annual DUI & Motor Vehicle Summit
  • Pennsylvania Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Distinguished- Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Superior DUI Defense Attorney
  • National Association for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Superior DUI Defense Attorney
  • National Association For DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Superior DUI Defense Attorney
  • National Association For DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Superior DUI Defense Attorney
  • National Association For DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Superior DUI Defense Attoney
  • National Association for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Leadership York Executive Training Graduate
  • Leadership York
  • 1999
  • Gourley Interscholastic Moot Court Competition Team Member
  • Dickinson School of Law
  • 1996
  • Comments Editor
  • Dickinson Law Review
  • 1995
  • Appellate Moot Court Board
  • Dickinson School of Law
  • 1995
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Delaware
  • 1992
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • University of Delaware
  • 1992
  • University Honors Writing Program Fellowship
  • University of Delaware
  • 1992
  • Gold Key National Honor Society
  • University of Delaware
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Dickinson Law Review
  • Constitutionality of Pennsylvania's DUI Law
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI & Motor Vehicle Summit
  • DUI appellate case law on prior offenses
  • 2021
  • DUI Seminar
  • DUI Law Update
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Robert
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having known Robert and worked with him for many years, I can attest that he is one of the best attorneys I know. He offers years of experience, both as a former prosecutor, former in house counsel for a local construction company, and as an attorney who regularly appears before the York County courts. He offers excellent advice, and I trust his counsel implicitly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"After working with Mr. Schefter on a criminal matter, I know his competence in defending criminal and traffic charges. I don't hesitate to give his name as a referral for friends and family who need a lawyer in his area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I dealt with Attorney Schefter when I was a prosecutor and found him to be a skilled DUI defense attorney that I highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby and I have known each other for many years and worked together in the DA's office. I do not handle criminal defense and whenever the need arises, I unhesitantly send any and all referrals of this type to Bob. He is aan excellent attorney."
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York DUI and DWI Lawyer Robert John Schefter Jr.
Robert John Schefter Jr.
DUI and DWI Attorney
York, PA
Licensed for 27 years
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