Lebanon Criminal Defense Lawyers

Lebanon Criminal Defense Lawyers, Buzgon Davis Law Offices

How We Can Help

When your freedom and liberty are on the line due to criminal charges, or if you are seeking to expunge a past criminal record, you want a top criminal defense lawyer in Lebanon county who is experienced and understands the criminal system from start to finish. Buzgon Davis Law Offices has been in existence for over 50 years and ranks among the best criminal defense lawyers in Palmyra and Lebanon.

We have attorneys who have served in the Lebanon County District Attorney’s office and know the ins and outs of how prosecutors will handle criminal cases. We have attorneys who were successful at trial on misdemeanors and felony charges. Our criminal defense attorneys serving Palmyra and Lebanon have successfully negotiated favorable plea offers and were able to get individuals into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program, ultimately having their records expunged after completion.

For more information and to discuss your specific case with a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, contact our office at (717) 274-1421.

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Types of Criminal Defense Cases

Buzgon Davis is capable of handling all types of criminal cases. The most common criminal clients that enter our doors seek our services for the following:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and related driving offenses or traffic offenses.
  • Simple assault, aggravated assault, terroristic threats or weapons offenses.
  • Theft, burglary and robbery.
  • Drug offenses involving the possession or distribution of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin or unauthorized prescription drugs.
  • Fraud and financial crimes, such as embezzlement, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, unauthorized use of financial information or other white-collar crime.
  • Criminal expungements.

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The Criminal Process

While each county varies on their procedures, the general process is the same. An individual will be charged with a crime. Thereafter, a preliminary hearing will be scheduled where two things will occur. First, the individual has the opportunity to challenge the basic elements of the case and seek its dismissal, which is generally difficult to accomplish. Second, assuming the case is not dismissed and/or the preliminary hearing is waived, bail will officially be set.

After a preliminary hearing, an arraignment is scheduled whereby the charges an individual is facing are formally read to him or her. After the Arraignment, the charged individual will proceed to entering a plea of guilty or not guilty. A not-guilty plea will result in a criminal trial. A guilty plea can be in many forms, i.e., nolo contendre, a plea based on a plea offer by the District Attorney, an open plea, or a global plea (applicable when there are multiple criminal dockets).

Ultimately, after the guilty plea or a verdict from a trial, the individual will be sentenced. If an individual is unsatisfied with the guilty plea or verdict, they have appeal rights, which they can exercise.

ARD/Alternative Dispute Resolution

Individuals always ask about ARD and if they are applicable. The conditions and terms of ARD vary by the county, the types of charges you are facing, if the individual has a previous criminal conviction and how long ago that conviction was.

Your best option would be to discuss your case with someone from our office. Our team of criminal defense and DUI attorneys in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, can help you determine if you qualify.

Expungements

Expungements provide the opportunity to remove your criminal convictions from being searchable in a public database. The most beneficial purpose of an expungement is that potential employers will not see your past criminal convictions, if properly expunged. That being said, not all criminal convictions are eligible for expunction. While Pennsylvania law is always changing, whether your criminal conviction can be expunged should be discussed with a top criminal defense lawyer in Palmyra or Lebanon.

Get the Advice and Representation You Need From Buzgon Davis

Our firm has been named among the best criminal defense lawyers in Lebanon county. We have offices located conveniently in Lebanon and Palmyra.

Call our offices at 717-467-4994 or connect with us online to request your appointment.

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See What Our Clients Have to Say

Professional and capable, exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend.

Chris P.

I would just like to recommend Buzgon Davis Law Office…especially Michael Bechtold. He represented me during a divorce proceeding with the upmost professionalism and value.

Brad K.

If you need legal help, this is the place to go. No arrogance, they know you’re a person – not a number, not a file name.

Joe T.

The Criminal Process

While each county varies on their procedures, the general process is the same. An individual will be charged with a crime. Thereafter, a preliminary hearing will be scheduled where two things will occur. First, the individual has the opportunity to challenge the basic elements of the case and seek its dismissal, which is generally difficult to accomplish. Second, assuming the case is not dismissed and/or the preliminary hearing is waved, bail will officially be set.

After a preliminary hearing, an arraignment is scheduled whereby the charges an individual is facing are formally read to him or her. After the Arraignment, the charged individual will proceed to entering a plea of guilty or not guilty. A not guilty plea will result in a criminal trial. A guilty plea can be in many forms, i.e., nolo contendre, a plea based on a plea offer by the District Attorney, an open plea, or a global plea (applicable when there are multiple criminal dockets).

Ultimately, after the guilty plea or a verdict from a trial, the individual will be sentenced. If an individual is unsatisfied with the guilty plea or verdict, they have appeal rights, which they can exercise.

*The information is for informational purposes only and is NOT to be construed as legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. If you have any questions specific to your case, you should consult an attorney as each individual’s case and the law applicable thereto varies on a case-by-case basis.

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Contact Buzgon Davis Law Offices to schedule a consultation by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at (717) 274-1421

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