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 At...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Wrongful Death
I am a litigator and trial attorney. I have tried thousands of cases and successfully defended clients in jury trials on charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, violations of the uniform firearms act, and rape.
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, Sex Crime, Civil Rights, White Collar Crime
I am a retired Assistant Prosecutor who has tried matters large and small. I have prosecuted and defendended in every area of criminal law, from the most serious and high profile homicides to routine traffic matters. I've noticed the biggest mist...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense
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.