Have a question about the penalties you face? 

man in handcuff, behind 2Our lawyers provide a free consultation over the phone, so it’s best to just call us.  For now, know that the penalties will depend a number of factors including:

1. Your prior record,

2. Whether any aggravating circumstances existed;

3. The county and proclivity of the judge you face; and

4. The penalties set forth by statute.

You should not rely on the raw text of any statute, as a lawyer should interpret this for you.  That said, below you will find the actual text of Pennsylvania statutes governing crimes in the Commonwealth, as well as some information regarding potential penalties. Our firm is primarily in the business of fighting for defendants’ rights (not updating websites), but we wanted to give you some information solely for educational purposes.

If you have been charged with a crime, it is of the utmost importance to speak to an attorney right away. Whether you have been cited for a summary offense or are facing incarceration, our criminal defense attorneys will assist you at every stage. Our lawyers will carefully examine the facts in your case to determine the course of action that is best for you. Retaining an attorney early will help to ensure you do not unknowingly waive your rights.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Operating Watercraft Under Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance

Drug Crimes

Drug Possession
Drug Trafficking

Violent Crimes

Involuntary Manslaughter
Aggravated Assault
Disarming a Police Officer in Pennsylvania and Other Charges
Resisting Arrest in Pennsylvania
Domestic Violence
Intimidation of a Witness
Recklessly Endangering Another
Cruelty to Animals
Terroristic Threats
Resisting Arrest in Pennsylvania

Property Crimes

Buying Food Stamps
Penalties for Burglary
Institutional Vandalism
Theft of Property

Crimes of Deception

False Reports to Law Enforcement
False Evidence of Identity and Other Charges in Pennsylvania
Unlawful Use of Intercepted Communications
Unsworn Falsifications
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Tampering with Records of Identification


Failure to Control or Report a Dangerous Fire
Arson Endangering Property
Arson Endangering Persons
Reckless Burning or Exploding
Arson Endangering Persons in PA
Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Materials or Devices

Firearm Offenses 

Uniform Firearms Act
Crimes Committed with Firearms
Carrying a Firearm Without a License
Persons Prohibited From Firearms Possession

Federal Offenses

Federal Gun Crimes
Possession of Child Pornography
Federal Drug Crimes

Other Crimes

Corrupt Organizations
Obstructing Emergency Service
Obscene Materials
Invasion of Privacy
Interference With Custody of Children
Breach of Privacy
Apprehension and Hindering
Aiding Consummation of Crime
False Imprisonment
Gambling Devices
Criminal Mischief
Selling Liquor to Minors
The Crime of Escape and Other Charges in Pennsylvania