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
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 Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd 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.