Criminal Defense

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney

Even minor criminal charges have serious consequences. Whether you've been charged with a summary offense or a more serious misdemeanor or felony charge, it is important that you know your rights and understand your options. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family if you have been charged with a crime is to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney about your case. At Lisa Mari Vari & Associates, PC, we can help you to develop a strategy and raise a vigorous defense so that your case has the best possible outcome.

We have experience in many different kinds of criminal cases, including:

Many people wait until the last minute to hire a criminal defense attorney, thinking they can save money by representing themselves. This is rarely a good idea. If you've been charged with a crime or think you may be facing charges, there are many reasons why you need to speak with a criminal lawyer right away. An experienced lawyer can help you to:

Suppress evidence that could be used against you.

Your lawyer may be able to file a motion to have evidence collected by the police kept out of court. An experienced attorney will look for grounds to suppress improper searches and seizures, confessions, or eyewitness identifications.

Identify and meet important deadlines in your case.

Many defendants give up certain rights or defenses simply because they are unaware of deadlines imposed by court rules. Defendants who represent themselves may miss the opportunity to have evidence suppressed, raise certain defenses, or obtain important information from the prosecution.

Identify and expose weaknesses in the prosecutor's case.

A lawyer can help you plan your strategy from the start. By identifying weaknesses early on, your attorney may be able to help you resolve your issues much faster by negotiating a favorable plea agreement or even getting the charges against you dismissed at the preliminary hearing stage.

Explain the consequences of plea agreements.

Many defendants accept plea offers, thinking they're getting a good deal. Only later do they discover that there are collateral consequences to criminal convictions, including loss of driving privileges, gun rights, student loan eligibility, voting rights, or immigration status. Make sure you understand your plea BEFORE it is too late.

If you are facing prosecution, speak with our criminal defense lawyer right away. We will help you to understand and protect your rights and vigorously defend you in court. Our experienced team will fight for you and your family.

Get Someone Fighting on Your Side - Call Now

Now is the time to act. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates today at 412-281-9906 or 1-855-827-4529 (1-855-VARI-LAW) to speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer about your case.  We handle cases across Western Pennsylvania to Waynesburg.