Assault & Violent Crimes
Violent Crime — You Are Facing The Most Serious Penalties
If you or a family member has been charged with murder, manslaughter or aggravated assault, you may be facing the longest prison sentence the U.S. criminal justice system can impose. In cases of first-degree homicide, the death penalty is a possibility. You need a criminal defense attorney with experience to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected.
Former Federal Investigator On Your Side
Attorney Stephen M. Misko is a former federal investigator and prosecutor. He has more than 30 years of experience representing clients charged with assault, manslaughter, murder and other violent crimes. Our firm understands how high the stakes are for you and your family, and we will fight aggressively to help you get the best possible outcome.
“An aggressive defense for a violent crime such as murder doesn’t always come down to guilt or innocence. It often means showing that the toughest penalties simply do not fit the circumstances for the person being charged. Knowing how the facts can affect the sentencing guidelines is critical.” — Attorney Stephen Misko
Contact us to discuss the specifics of your charges. We offer a free consultation and we will meet at a time and location most convenient for you and your family. We represent clients in state courts throughout western Pennsylvania and in federal courts in and out of Pennsylvania for cases involving:
- Murder, homicide and manslaughter
- Aggravated assault and reckless endangerment
- Vehicular manslaughter and aggravated assault by motor vehicle and traffic crimes.
- Sexual assault, rape
- Domestic assault
A Note About Domestic Violence
Domestic assault is a common charge that results when police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute. Even when the “victim” chooses not to press charges, the district attorney usually prosecutes on behalf of the state. Unfortunately, domestic violence is also a charge that is used to gain advantage in a property dispute or a custody battle, and many men are wrongfully accused.
An Experienced Lawyer Will Make A Major Difference
At PennLaw, LLC, we will fight aggressively for an acquittal or to ensure that your charges are reduced as much as possible. We have great success in getting those charges resolved at your first hearing.