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Criminal Law 

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Criminal Law 

Being charged with a crime can result in imprisonment, loss of a career, and, sometimes, just a lot of embarrassment. If you are under investigation for a crime, have already been charged with a crime, or if you have already been convicted but believe your conviction or your sentence was wrong, then making the call to McDonnell & Associates, PA is your next step.
McDonnell and Associates, PA clearly reflects our hard work, intelligent, and professional approach to our cases.  Our criminal law attorneys and work together to develop a strategy that fits an individual client’s case while drawing upon our knowledge, experience, and skill from past cases.

Driving Under the Influence

Let’s face it, many people investigated, charged with, or convicted of a drunk-driving offense are not wholly innocent. Many people hire criminal lawyers not to “fight to the bitter end,” but rather to help them avoid or minimize punitive consequences of what was a one-time mistake and a poor use of judgment with little thought and too much emotion. Our clients’ cases often arise from difficult situations with alcohol, drugs, money woes, or struggling domestic relationships. When you are seeking that sort of aid, it helps to know the attorneys at McDonnell & Associates, P.A, may be able to obtain a favorable outcome for you, even when everything about the situation seems bleak and hopeless. By placing your case in our hands, you can step back and leave the hard work to us.

A DUI charge can have a severe and immediate impact on your life. Even for a first offense, there exists the possibility of substantial fines or even jail time.  Furthermore, a conviction will stay on your record for 10 years, which could affect your ability to drive and maintain employment, among many other things.  The moment you are arrested, the clock begins ticking on important legal rights.  For example, you have only 30 days after the arrest to request an Administrative Hearing if they have suspended your license. At McDonnell & Associates, we have the experience and knowledge to help you through this difficult time.

We can help get you a temporary license to keep you on the road pending the outcome of your case, attempt to identify errors in the administration of field sobriety tests that could lead to the dismissal of your case, and provide you with the a competent defense based on your rights and the circumstances surrounding your arrest.



Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets can be a pain in the neck. First, they are expensive.  Second, they may add points to your driving record, which can affect your insurance.  Third, some tickets are worth fighting based on principle; You did not do what this ticket states you did.

We handle traffic tickets at McDonnell and Associates, P.A. We deal with the police officers and the courts so you don’t have to. If necessary and appropriate, we will argue your case to a jury at trial.

Our lawyers have the experience necessary to negotiate with prosecutors for possible settlement offers (sometimes called “plea bargains”), to obtain the evidence against you, and to advise you when it comes to making decisions about your case. Although there are no guarantees, at least you will know that you have the competent, experienced, well-regarded, and highly respected help of McDonnell and Associates, P.A.

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