Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense Lawyer
No matter how minor the charges may be, if you’ve found yourself in trouble with the law, don’t wait to call an experienced lawyer who can advise you of your rights and your options. It’s not just your short term freedom that hangs in the balance; your future, your relationship with your family, and your career can all rest on the skill of your attorney.
When you call Daniel Katz, Esquire, you get more than a talented lawyer. You get a vigorous advocate who will listen to you, hear you out, and give you honest advice to resolve your matter in the best way possible.
If you have any questions about a case or criminal proceedings, give Daniel Katz, Esquire a call today.
First Time Offender/Diversionary Programs
(ARD, Section 17, Drug Court)
If you are a first time offender, you may qualify for a diversionary program.
This type of program will allow you to avoid prosecution and the risk of a conviction, and even get your arrest records expunged. However, it can be difficult to know if you qualify for these programs without the advice of a skilled lawyer to guide you through the process.
DUI Lawyer: ARD & Multiple Offenses
Pennsylvania doesn’t take DUI offenses lightly; this includes both alcohol and controlled substances. Even first time offenders can see jail, and most arrested will have their driving privileges suspended. The costs associated with a DUI are great, and can grow without skilled representation. Even if you haven't been drinking or using a controlled substance at the time you are stopped, simply having alcohol above the limit or any controlled substances in your system will be sufficient cause to charge you with a DUI.
If you’ve found yourself charged with a DUI or have been falsely accused, don’t wait to address your situation. Your permanent record and driver’s license are at stake, and expensive fines, if not jail time, could be in your future. Daniel Katz, Esquire can argue on your behalf, work to get your charges reduced, or even try to have them dismissed completely. If you qualify for any diversionary program, he will be able to aid in your admission into the proper program.
Drug Lawyer: Possession & Intent to Distribute, Paraphernalia
You don’t have to deal drugs to face stiff penalties; getting caught with controlled substances in your possession can incur steep fines and jail time. Possession of controlled substances is illegal, as is possession of prescription drugs like Adderall or OxyContin without a proper prescription.
The effects of drug possession are even harsher on commercial vehicle operators and those who care for others (like teachers and day care workers). If you find yourself facing drug charges, get in touch with Daniel Katz, Esquire immediately.
In Pennsylvania, the punishment for possession with the intent to deliver (PWID) is significantly harsher than simple possession. If the authorities suspect you of cultivating drug use in any way -manufacturing, preparing, distributing, etc. - you could end up behind bars and labeled as a felon for life. Immediately contact Daniel Katz, Esquire; he will be able to evaluate and consider the many factors at play in drug-related cases and assist you in preserving your freedom and reputation.
Low Level Violent Crimes & Misdemeanor Attorney
Even if your crime is classified as “low level,” and although Pennsylvania is seeking to remove cash bail for such cases, don’t take these charges lightly. If you have been accused of simple assault, trespassing, retail theft, or similar crimes, Daniel Katz, Esquire will provide competent and skilled representation to any accused parties.