"Our attorneys are committed to providing our clients with professional, courteous and responsive treatment whether they are a businessman charged with a white collar crime or an individual facing criminal charges."
David Bahuriak, Founder

Felonies and Misdemeanors

If you have been arrested, charged or indicted in Pennsylvania for a felony or misdemeanor offense, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  The events that occur in the preliminary stages of an investigation or arrest can often be determinative in the seriousness of the charges and, ultimately, potential punishment.  You have the right to an attorney during any period of custodial interrogation, throughout trial and during your first appeal.  David Bahuriak has been navigating the Philadelphia and greater Pennsylvania Common Pleas, Municipal and District Courts for decades and knows what action to take to either prove your innocence or mitigate the punishment. 

The types of crimes you may find yourself charged with in Pennsylvania Courts include:

  • Assault
  • Homicide
  • Drug offenses
  • Rape
  • Fraud and theft
  • Sex crimes
  • Prostitution
  • Child pornography
  • Weapons offenses
  • Computer crimes

The Pennsylvania criminal justice system operates differently depending on whether you are in Philadelphia County or the other Counties of the Commonwealth.  In Philadelphia County, criminal defendants will often find themselves in Philadelphia Municipal Court. The Philadelphia Municipal court is a court with jurisdiction over cases that are punishable by up to five (5) years in jail as well as all other cases at the preliminary hearing level.

Criminal defendants outside of Philadelphia County will often be advised by their attorney to waive their preliminary hearing in exchange for some benefit. Frequently, in counties outside of Philadelphia, the preliminary hearing will be waived in exchange for a reduction in bail or reduction in charges. Criminal defendants in Philadelphia will rarely waive their preliminary hearing and will almost always demand that a preliminary be held.

The Bahuriak Law Group, led by founder David Bahuriak, knows how to operate in Philadelphia as well as the Counties of Pennsylvania.  The BLG will zealously advocate on your behalf in order to achieve results. 



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