Criminal Defense

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At Gross McGinley, LLP, our criminal defense lawyers understand that anyone can find themselves facing criminal charges. We help clients understand the criminal charges and possible penalties they may be facing, guide them through the legal process, and preserve and protect their rights.

What to know about criminal defense:

How do your attorneys at Gross McGinley, LLP, build effective defenses?

Which types of criminal cases do your defense lawyers handle?

What makes the criminal defense team at Gross McGinley, LLP, stand above the rest?



Developing Creative Defense Solutions for Our Clients

Crafting an effective defense involves collaboration, tenacity, and experience. From former prosecutors to seasoned defense attorneys, the legal professionals on our experienced team offer a wealth of experience in criminal law on the state and federal levels.

Your criminal defense attorney listens to your story and thoroughly investigates all aspects of your case. We use all the legal tools available to us to have charges reduced or dismissed. Our criminal defense team’s wide range of knowledge helps us create compelling arguments that resonate with judges and juries. If a plea agreement is considered, our defense lawyers negotiate aggressively on your behalf and always keep your best interests at the forefront.



Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

Violent Crimes

Homicide, murder, manslaughter, and assault are serious crimes. A homicide or assault conviction can result in significant prison time, fines, and other penalties. Our criminal defense attorneys have represented clients in all types of violent crime cases and are dedicated to defending your rights.

Sex Offenses

Being accused of a crime like sexual assault can damage your standing in the community, impact personal relationships, and jeopardize your professional life. Our sex crime attorneys know how to properly investigate these cases and vehemently protect your rights.

Drug Offenses

Whether you’ve been charged with simple possession of a controlled substance or possession with intent to deliver, being convicted of a drug crime can have a devastating impact on your life. If you’re facing a marijuana charge, our criminal defense lawyers keep up with the ever-changing marijuana laws in Pennsylvania. We know there are two sides to every story, and we’ll make sure your side is heard.

DUI and Underage Drinking

Driver’s license suspension, jail time, hefty fines, and revocation of professional licenses are just a few potential repercussions of being convicted of a DUI or underage drinking. Our DUI attorneys stand up in your defense to protect your rights and develop legal strategies that yield the most positive outcome.


Theft crimes like burglary, robbery, and larceny, can carry severe penalties if you’re convicted. Our criminal defense team understands the nuances of burglary, robbery, and other cases involving theft. We investigate all aspects of your case and prepare a strategic defense to get the best possible results.

Traffic Violations

Got a traffic ticket? What seems like a simple solution — paying the fine and moving on — sometimes results in larger consequences down the road. Our defense lawyers protect your rights, help you understand your options, and work to achieve favorable results for you.

White Collar Crimes

Our criminal defense attorneys provide legal services for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities in Pennsylvania requiring help with criminal lawsuits resulting from employee or executive actions or a lack of compliance policies. Other white collar crimes we handle include fraud, embezzlement, corruption, intellectual property theft, securities violations, anti-trust issues, identity theft, and more.

Federal Criminal Defense

If you or a loved one is facing federal criminal charges, it’s vital to have a qualified, experienced defense attorney you can trust. Members of our criminal defense team have the credentials, experience, and tenacity you need to build a strong defense against federal criminal charges.



Parole and Probation Violations

Being charged with violating your probation or parole can lead to serious repercussions, including jail time and additional criminal charges. We help you understand the terms of your probation or parole and work to provide the best defense possible.



Expungement and Pardons

A criminal record can seriously impact your life and reputation in all kinds of ways. Those convicted of crimes often struggle to find a job, attend college, secure housing, and advance their careers. Our defense lawyers understand how expungement, sealing records, and pardons work under Pennsylvania law. We work to help our clients obtain a clean slate and move on with their lives after a criminal conviction.



Why Choose Our Criminal Defense Attorneys?

At Gross McGinley, LLP, our defense attorneys provide forward-thinking legal solutions and serve clients with respect, integrity, and compassion. Over the past 40 years, we’ve built a stellar reputation with our clients and the Pennsylvania legal community that speaks for itself.



Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Pennsylvania

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, our skilled defense lawyers at Gross McGinley, LLP, can help. To schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney, contact us or call us at 610-820-5450.

Criminal Defense Solutions

Criminal Defense Team

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Michael J. Blum

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Robert M. Campbell

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Sarah Hart Charette

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Julianne Danchak

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Andrea Figueroa

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Eric A. Harakal

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Alexander O. Ward


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