If you have been arrested or are the subject of a criminal investigation you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Northampton or Lehigh County immediately. Our criminal defense attorneys all have jury trial experience, including trying homicides to verdict. Our criminal lawyers are prepared to defend against a broad range of criminal charges from drug and gun charges to DUI:

• Drug charges, including possession and distribution
• Firearm possession
• Criminal trespass
• Forgery
• Misappropriation
• White collar crimes
• Theft
• Burglary
• Assault
• PFA Contempt
• Juvenile Defense
• Arson
• Unlawful gun possession
• Federal crimes and prosecution
• Driving under the influence (DUI) (DWI)
• Sex crimes
• Grand jury investigations
• VUFA Charges
• Gun Charges
• Felony Charges
• Misdemeanor Charges
• Juvenile Charges
• Other criminal charges

What are Federal Crimes?
Federal crimes are crimes charged by the U.S. government rather than the state government. Often both the state and the feds can bring charges out of the same incident.

What is the difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?
There are numerous differences but generally a Felony is punishable by up to 5 years in jail and a Felony is punishable by over 7 years in prison.

How do I find a cheap defense attorney?
If you cannot afford a defense attorney, you should apply for a Public Defender ASAP.

I need a criminal defense attorney, what should I do?
Call us now!

How do I find the best criminal defense lawyer?
Shopping for the best lawyer in the Lehigh Valley is like shopping for anything else. The best lawyer for you may not be the best lawyer for someone else. If you’re charged with a crime you should start looking for a lawyer right away and you should research both our attorneys and others.

Should I hire a local attorney or a “top criminal defense lawyer” from Philadelphia?
Generally speaking our attorneys do not practice outside of the counties bordering our Lehigh Valley office because we would not know the ins and outs of that county’s criminal justice system. However, sometimes an out of county lawyer can be exactly what is needed in a particular case.

This is a decision that only you can make but you want to be very sure you will be able to communicate well with your attorney no matter where he or she is from.

Can you promise a particular outcome in my case?
We will never promise a particular outcome in your case and you should be weary of any attorney who does.

What is a Felony Crime?
Felony crimes are the most serious crimes in Pennsylvania. A Felony 3, the least serious of felony crimes, is punishable by up to 7 years in prison.

Spitale, Vargo, Madsen & Blair are well versed in all aspects of criminal law. Whether you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Allentown Pennsylvania or the best criminal attorney if Easton Pennsylvania, we can help. Even the best defense attorneys may be handicapped by a lack of perspective from the position of judge and prosecutor. The collective experience of our defense lawyers provide us with an understanding of the defense, prosecutorial and judicial perspectives of criminal trials. Our criminal attorneys have won jury trials, appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and have also found relief for our numerous PCRA clients. Our criminal justice lawyers are well versed in all types of criminal charges. Spitale, Vargo, Madsen & Blair can help guide you through the Criminal Court Process and help you to attain a fair outcome.

Federal Prosecution in the Lehigh Valley
Federal felony crimes can be more serious than Pennsylvania criminal charges. Federal crimes are often accompanied by mandatory minimum sentences and often come with stiffer penalties and lengthy jail sentences. Our criminal defense lawyers have years of experience representing criminal defendants in the Lehigh Valley. We will defend your charges aggressively whether they be gun charges, misdemeanors, DUI. homicide.

Northampton & Lehigh County Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Lehigh Valley Criminal Defense Attorneys at Spitale, Vargo, Madsen & Blair are a dedicated and hardworking team that will work hard to beat your criminal charges. Our Attorneys practice primarily in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas and the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas. Whether you’re searching for a top white collar crime attorney in Allentown, a drug possession lawyer in Bethlehem, a gun charge attorney Stroudsburg or a DUI lawyer, contact our Easton office today.

Pennsylvania Criminal Charges and Sentencing

Incarceration Jail-time, Prison-time, Work Release, House Arrest or Probation

In Pennsylvania sentencing is based upon certain mandatory minimum sentences in some cases. In most cases it is based upon the Sentencing Guidelines and Matrix which takes into account the seriousness of an offense, the Offense Gravity Score (OGS), and an accused Prior Record Score (PRS). While the Sentencing Guidelines set out a range of possible sentences, there is a great amount of leeway within this range. Further, the Court is often able to impose a modified sentence such as house arrest or work release without running afoul of the sentencing guidelines. Finally, the OGS of a conviction is often a very facts specific determination and requires up-to-date knowledge of the law. Our attorneys can assist in achieving no only the best possible defense in your case but also the best possible sentence if a conviction does result. Contact our Easton office today at (610)258-3757 to speak with a criminal lawyer in Northampton County.