Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney

Former District Attorneys on Your Side

If you have been accused of criminal activity in Philadelphia, it is crucial that you talk to a strong and experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your interests. Our legal team has more than 40 years of combined experience, and all of our lawyers are former Philadelphia district attorneys. This gives us the edge needed to handle your case with confidence. Your future and your reputation are on the line so let us get started on building your defense.


Contact Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd if you have been arrested and charged with a crime.


Types of Crimes Our Firm Handles

Philadelphia has strict penalties for all types of crimes, which is why you need a skilled legal advocate to defend your rights. The sooner you start building a strong defense, the better your chances are for securing a favorable outcome.

Our firm is prepared to handle a wide range of criminal charges, such as:

Do not wait to retain a knowledgeable and reliable criminal defense lawyer for your case. Our team of dedicated legal professionals are ready to provide the guidance and support you need during this difficult time. Let us provide the counsel and support you deserve!

Criminal Defense FAQ

What should I do if I am arrested?

Say nothing to law enforcement personnel that could be incriminating and do not consent to any searches of your home or car. If and when the police ask you, politely state that you are invoking your right to silence until you can consult with a lawyer. If you are placed under arrest, you should not resist even if you are innocent. Your cooperation with law enforcement may go a long way in any plea deal or in court.

What is the difference between probation and parole?

Probation is a type of sentence allowing a convicted person to stay out of jail so long as they abide by certain conditions such as regularly reporting to a probation officer and abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Remaining employed or in school, not changing residences and not committing any crimes can also be requirements.

Parole is the supervised release of a formerly incarcerated person into the public. Conditions for both are often similar. A person who violates their probation may be sentenced to serve jail time. The same is true if a person violates their parole.

The crime I am charged with is minor. Do I still need a lawyer?

You should seek legal representation no matter what you are charged with. This is especially true when convictions can have long term consequences, such as a drug conviction which can result in the loss of your ability to receive federally subsidized loans for school. Even "minor" convictions can jeopardize your chances at current or future employment. An attorney may be able to find a way to reduce your charges or have them dropped altogether.

The prosecutor has strong evidence against me, can an attorney still help?

You should always have a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia at your side. A person trained in the law may be able to find a way to fight your charges or present mitigating factors which would lead to a more favorable outcome or plea agreement such as probation over jail time. Even if you are facing tough circumstances, if police obtained the evidence improperly, it may be considered inadmissible in court.

You don't have to go through this time alone; you should hire a defense lawyer to represent you today. The attorneys at Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd have been representing people for many years and have gotten them reduced sentences or had their charged dropped.

Aggressive Criminal Defense in Pennsylvania

At PT&L, we are aggressive trial lawyers who have tried thousands of cases, giving us the edge and the experience necessary to effectively protect your interests. When you hire us, you can rest assured knowing that our team is on your case.

Whatever crime you have been accused of, contact a Philadelphia criminal lawyer from our firm to schedule a free case evaluation.