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Criminal Defense

Criminal prosecution, even for minor crimes, is a daunting process to undergo. A single case can involve multiple courts, prosecutors and judges. Criminal prosecutions can cross county lines and state lines. If you have been charged with a crime, or believe you may be, an exceptional criminal defense attorney is essential to obtain the best possible outcome.

Gawthrop Greenwood’s litigation division draws on the knowledge of former prosecutors and the collective experience of more than a century in the courtroom. Our lawyers know the law, as well as the local rules and procedures. They can advise you when to plea bargain, when to pursue ARD or IPP and when to go to trial. With their assistance, you can navigate the complicated journey from a warrant, to a preliminary hearing, to a trial and beyond.

If you have already been convicted of a crime, then you know the lasting effects on your life and career. Some convictions can be appealed and, under the right circumstances, vacated. Others can be expunged. And, with the consent of the Governor, any conviction can be pardoned. Our attorneys have appeared before the Superior Court for criminal appeals, in the trial court for expungement hearings, and before the Pardon Board in Harrisburg. If you’re interested in exploring one of these opportunities to clean up your record and move on with your life, contact Gawthrop Greenwood today.

Gawthrop Greenwood’s attorneys practice criminal defense primarily in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia, principally in the following areas:


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