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Criminal Defense Attorney in West Chester, PA

Serving Chester County & Beyond Since 1977

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime--felony, misdemeanor, summary or otherwise--you need immediate, competent legal representation. Working with an experienced attorney from The Altman Law firm ensures your rights are protected throughout every aspect of your case.

Our head attorney is a former assistant district attorney and law clerk who has provided legal services in West Chester, PA since 1977. When you partner with The Altman Law Firm, you gain an advocate for your needs and rights. Our attorneys will do everything possible to mitigate the consequences and give you firsthand advice and protection. We put our extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system to work so you never walk into any situation or courtroom alone.

In addition to criminal defense, we are proud to represent clients in personal injury cases, family law matters, juvenile law, and more.

We represent clients for criminal cases including:

A violent crime conviction can have a significant impact on your career, finances, and even personal relationships. It is critical to have an attorney aggressively defend your rights and future if you have been charged with a violent crime. A felony charge can be devastating for your record, but a blemished record as a result of a violent misdemeanor can result in background checks for years. Our attorneys are prepared to do everything we can to defend your rights and have the case dismissed. We provide defense for the following types of cases: homicide, manslaughter, assault, battery, domestic violence, gun-related crimes, and more.
If you have intentionally damaged another person’s property you may be facing criminal mischief charges. Criminal mischief charges include small acts of vandalism, property damage, and graffiti. Depending on the extent of the damage caused, you may be faced with jail time and fines. Our goal is to work out a plea bargain on your behalf and prevent you from having a criminal record.
If you have been arrested for selling, manufacturing, or trafficking an illegal substance, it is important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Our team of attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights. Our goal is to minimize the effect your charges have on your future. We represent clients with both felony and misdemeanor drug charges.
A DUI charge can result in spiked insurance rates, thousands of dollars in fines, and restricted or suspended driving privileges. While many factors can and do affect the consequences you face, we have years of experience defending clients charged with DUI and will work with you to minimize the consequences.
If you have committed a crime deemed illegal by the United State government, you will need an attorney who understands the federal criminal process. These crimes include crimes on or involving federal property. These crimes include: tax evasion, terroristic threats, bank robberies, and some forms of theft. We are dedicated to providing you with the legal counsel you deserve.
Sex offenders are aggressively prosecuted and a guilty verdict can alter the course of your life. These types of crimes are considered to be among the most heinous offenses committed. In addition to having to register as a sex offender, it can destroy personal relationships and result in other serious consequences. When you choose The Altman Law Firm, we will aggressively defend you and do everything we can to protect you from a criminal conviction.
It is not uncommon for young students to go away to college and get swept up in activities without thinking of the implications of what they are doing. Drug crimes and underage drinking can have a long-lasting impact on their career and academic opportunities. In addition, these types of charges can result in expulsion or jail time, depending on the severity. Our aggressive defense approach is meant to protect a student’s rights and their future. College Crimes we provide defense for include: underage drinking, minor possession, disorderly conduct, drug crimes, paraphernalia, and more.
The severity of theft charges will vary depending on what what stolen, how they were stolen, and if deadly force was used. No matter if you are charged with a misdemeanor theft or felony theft, we have the skills and experience to determine the best course of legal action to take. Theft crimes we provide representation for include: shoplifting, grand larceny, burglary, petit larceny, and burglary.
A white collar crime is a financially motivated, nonviolent crime. Business people are most often charged with white collar crimes, but almost anyone can be charged with this type of crime. While the penalties for this type of offense may not carry as many penalties, it can still be devastating to a client nonetheless. Partnering with a legal team with resources, experience, and a full breadth of knowledge is essential for the aggressive defense and rigorous investigation these cases require. We provide white collar crime defense for the following types of cases: mortgage fraud, identity theft, bank fraud, embezzlement, insurance fraud, corporate fraud, computer crimes, tax fraud, Ponzi Schemes, bank and currency crimes, and more.

Dedicated Criminal Defense & More Since 1977

For four decades, The Altman Law Firm has provided a range of legal services in West Chester, PA and surrounding communities. We are proud to represent clients across a number of practice areas including: personal injury law, family law, juvenile law, and criminal defense. We work closely with each client to pursue the results they deserve.

For more information about our criminal defense representation in West Chester, PA, please contact our law office today at 610.436.4040. A member of our staff will help you schedule a free initial consultation. We look forward to working with you.


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