The Thorough Criminal Defense Representation You Need
Being accused of any crime can change your future. If you are convicted, you may face time in jail, hefty fines, probation, community service and other criminal penalties. You may lose civil liberties such as voting rights and gun rights. It can mark you for life in many ways.
You need strategic advice and experienced legal advocacy to defend your rights and your freedom. The Reading, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers of Bentley, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., offer aggressive representation and compassionate personal service. We guide you through the twists and turns of the criminal justice system.
We offer a free half-hour initial consultation to explore your case and our abilities.
Mitigating The Damage
If you hire us quickly, we can represent you during interviews with the police or discussions with the prosecutor. We may be able to reduce the amount of trouble you are in by negotiating to reduce the charges filed against you before they are entered into the system. Our job is to mitigate the damage and get the best possible outcome in your case.
Our attorneys have experience with a wide range of legal issues, including:
- Firearm and weapon offenses
- Parole and probation violations
- Juveniles accused of crimes
- College students accused of crimes
- Crimes against law enforcement
- ARD and other sentencing alternatives
- Expungement of old arrest records and convictions
- Criminal appeals and post-conviction legal services
- Violation of PFA (protection from abuse order)
- Indirect criminal contempt (ICC)
Straight Talk With A Compassionate Attitude
The criminal justice system can be harsh. We build a close and honest working relationship with you. We explain all of your options and we are candid about which we believe is the best choice. If you have prior arrests, we do everything we can to prevent you from being affected by the “three strike” rule or other enhanced punishments. We do not make promises we cannot keep. Instead, we work diligently to protect your rights and your freedom.