Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyers
Spivak Law Firm provides strong, aggressive defense for people facing criminal charges with a special focus on domestic violence offenses such as assault, harassment, terroristic threats, child endangerment and PFA violations. Based in Pittsburgh, we routinely handle:
- Domestic Violence Defense
- Preliminary Hearings
- Summary Trials and Appeals
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Criminal Record Expungements
To speak with an experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
If you’ve been charged with a domestic violence crime such as assault or harassment, you may be facing a significant jail sentence and criminal record that could haunt you for years.
In addition to your liberty, you may risk losing your employment and child custody rights. As one of the only law firms in Pittsburgh that handle criminal defense and family law, we understand how a criminal conviction may affect your parental rights.
At Spivak Law Firm, we have helped people from all types of backgrounds facing domestic violence charges, including: teachers, law enforcement officers, and other professionals.
We provide strong representation at preliminary hearings, indirect criminal contempt hearings (ICC), and summary trials. For a free consultation, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Preliminary Hearings in Allegheny County
Under Pennsylvania law, the preliminary hearing is the first major step in any criminal case involving a misdemeanor or felony charge. Spivak Law Firm provides strong representation at preliminary hearings by seeking to:
- Get charges withdrawn, dismissed, or reduced
- Cross-examine police and alleged victims to create a record for trial
- Negotiate plea agreements to resolve the case
Plea agreements in domestic violence cases may include withdrawing or reducing the charges on condition that you complete an anger management or batterers’ intervention program.
To learn more about your preliminary hearing, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Summary Trials and Appeals Lawyers
If you’ve been charged with a summary offense such as disorderly conduct, harassment, or retail theft, we recommend fighting the charge. If you have no criminal record, the magistrate may be willing to dismiss the charge or let you agree to community service to avoid a conviction.
Even if found guilty at the summary trial, you can appeal for a new trial before a different judge. If the case is dismissed, the criminal charge will be automatically expunged under Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate Law.
To speak with an experienced summary trial and summary appeal attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Erase Your Criminal Record in Pittsburgh
At Spivak Law Firm, we love erasing people’s criminal records so they can get better employment, protect their reputations, and move on with their lives.
We offer a free consultation to determine if your records are eligible for expungement, the formal process for erasing criminal records.
We also understand the details of the Pennsylvania Clean Slate Laws, which allow for some more serious criminal convictions to be sealed from public view.
To learn more about erasing your criminal record, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.