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Robert Jefferson on the Chester County Criminal Justice Process
What is the difference between simple assault and aggravated assault? What’s involved in a police investigation, from interviewing witnesses to gathering medical documentation? What is bail based on, and who sets it?
Attorney Robert C. Jefferson, IV covered these topics and more during a presentation for the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County (CVC), where he is an officer on the board of directors. Jefferson also outlined the following processes for CVC volunteers who advocate for those in need:
Preliminary hearing – Formal arraignment – Discovery – Pre-trial & trial sentencing – Post-sentence motions & appeals
As solicitor for the City of Coatesville, Jefferson focuses his practice on municipal government law, as well as land use, land development and zoning. A former Assistant District Attorney, Jefferson spent six years at the Chester County D.A.’s Office prosecuting 19 jury trials and more than 20 bench trials for criminal cases ranging from felonies to misdemeanors. His career in public service, along with experience navigating the adversarial court system, has proven beneficial to both public and private sector clients as they face testimony and cross examination before zoning hearing boards, planning commissions and other municipal authorities.
A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Chester County Bar Association, Jefferson is active in CCBA’s Young Lawyers Division. He has been a member of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Grants Allocations Committee. He was named a VISTA.Today Millennial Superstar in 2022, Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2021-2023 and Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania Rising Star.
For more information on Rob’s law practice, e-mail email@example.com or call 610-696-8225.