Pennsylvania Summary Offense Lawyer
Many minor offenses and infractions, sometimes called petty crimes, are classified under the category of summary offenses. This means that a decision in the case can move forward without a formal trial and without the input of a jury. At the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen in Harleysville, Montgomery County, I provide comprehensive criminal defense representation to clients facing many different types of summary offenses.
Some of the types of summary offense matters that I confidently handle include:
- Traffic violations (such as speeding, running a red light, failure to yield, etc.)
- Disorderly Conduct
- Underage Drinking (You will lose your driver’s license if convicted of Underage Drinking.)
As far as punishments are concerned, they vary according to the charge. However, avoiding all punishments and penalties is what I strive for in each and every case.
Affects on Your Life
Though summary offenses are not technically crimes, they are certainly viewed as crimes by the public. This stigma can have a drastic impact on your life. Individuals around you may treat you differently and your future employment may be affected by certain types of summary offenses, such as Disorderly Conduct or Harassment. By aggressively fighting the summary offense, we can attempt to reach a resolution that is in your best interests for now and in the future.
By utilizing a vast network of resources and creative thinking, I strive to help my clients reach a conclusion to the case that they can live with.
Contact me, attorney V. Erik Petersen at the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen today to learn more about how I may be able to help you. A free consultation is offered so you can personally discuss your options with me.