Criminal Lawyers – Scranton Murder, Drug Cases

 

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Our criminal law firm handles major felony cases in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton area, including:

Criminal Murder Cases in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton

In the last decade, Lackawanna County (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton) has seen an overall increase in the annual number of violent crimes, including murder and attempted murder. Many murder and attempted murder cases are related to drug dealing, which has greatly increased in the last decade. Lackawanna and Luzerne counties have seen increased rates of drug crime convictions. This is due in large part to an increase in the heroin trade and close proximity to the PA-NJ-NY drug corridor.

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Murder Charges in Lackawanna Cases

Our criminal trial attorneys meticulously prepare each criminal case for trial. Our lawyers have defended a variety of murder charges in the greater Philadelphia area including:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Second Degree Murder (Felony Murder)
  • Third Degree Murder
  • Attempted Murder

Preparing the best defense possible requires a skilled trial lawyer who will carefully analyze the legal and factual issues. Constitutional issues such as violations of the 4th, 5th or 6th Amendments often come into play, in favor of the accused. In addition, trial tactics showing weaknesses of the prosecution’s case may result in a favorable verdict.

First & Second Degree Murder – Life in Prison

Under Pennsylvania law, a conviction for first or second degree murder will result in a mandatory life sentence, without the possibility of parole. An alternative sentence for a first degree murder conviction is the death penalty. Given the gravity of the potential punishment, it is crucial to prepare and present the absolute best defense possible.

Drug/Gun Cases in Scranton

In the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre area, one of the most common types of cases are drug and gun charges, in both the state and federal courts. Drugs such as heroin, crack and marijuana are very common. Heroin dealing and possession charges have been increasing over the last few years. There has been a stark increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths in the area. Individuals who are charged with drug or gun related offenses often face steep prison sentences, depending on the amount of drugs involved, prior offenses, etc.

Related: Heroin Possession and Drug Dealing Charges in Scranton, PA

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Page last reviewed and updated: June 8, 2020