Criminal Defense

criminal defenseChester County Criminal Law Attorneys

A criminal conviction will follow you the rest of your life. It may cost you your job; it may cost you your freedom, depending on the severity of the criminal charge. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, do not wait for miracles. Seek the help of our experienced criminal defense lawyers who can defend you and will stand by your side every step of the way.

Partner Jane Murphy Donze is a Chester County, PA criminal defense attorney who worked for many years in the public defender’s office and in the prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania. She now puts the knowledge and experience she gained about the criminal justice system to work on your behalf. Please click here to connect with Ms. Donze. Serving all of ChesCo: West Chester, Kennett Square, Coatesville, Phoenixville, Downingtown & Chester.

Tenacious West Chester PA Criminal Defense Lawyers

Together, our three attorneys have more than 60 years of experience defending people charged with crimes. We know how to get results. Our Kennett Square criminal defense lawyers are as cost-conscious as possible while still providing effective criminal defense. We will give you a general sense upfront at the initial consultation about our fees.

Don’t Speak To Police; Speak To A Criminal Attorney First

Law enforcement officials want to get you to admit to anything that may help them get you convicted. That is why it is so important to have an attorney with you at every meeting with the police.

Our team of  will sit down and review everything that happened that led up to your arrest. Should you decide to retain our services, we will investigate:

  • Was there probable cause to arrest or stop you?
  • Was the evidence properly obtained?
  • Was police procedure followed?
  • Were your rights violated at any step along the way?
  • Are the witnesses reliable?
  • Are there extenuating circumstances to your situation?

Taking Action to Change Your Life

Regarding any DUI/DWI or drug charge, we often recommend that our clients perform community service or get counseling prior to going to court. We know that the judge may look more favorably on you if you are taking action to help yourself.

Successful Intervention for Juveniles

The juvenile justice system is focused on rehabilitation, not punishment. If your son or daughter has been arrested for any crime at all, we can recommend resources to get them the help that they need. We place a special emphasis on representing juveniles charged with crimes.

“Thank you very much for helping my son gets through the program . . . he is doing very well now.” — Recent letter from the mother of a former juvenile client.

Criminal Cases We Handle Include:

  • Drug charges
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Distribution
  • Prescription drug charges
  • Speeding and other traffic offenses
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Vandalism

Clients can count on Donze & Donze to provide skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense in DUI/DWI, drug charges, juvenile criminal charges or other criminal matters. Please call us at (610) 444-8018 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation now. When you seek a strong, compassionate and effective legal advocate, you need Donze & Donze.