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Frequently Asked Criminal Law Questions

At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, we have decades of experience defending clients against serious criminal charges throughout Pennsylvania state and federal courts. With our unique father-daughter approach to legal work, we’re able to offer two generations of criminal defense attorneys fighting as one on your behalf.

Regardless of the crime, charges often have the potential to severely change the life of the accused. Over the years, we have heard countless inquiries on criminal law. Here are a few frequently asked questions:

Are White Collar Crimes Considered Federal Or State Crimes?

Whether a white collar crime is considered a federal or state crime will depend on the details of the crime itself. Typically, they are of a federal nature as these crimes involve big money moving across state lines.

What Information Is Made Public On A Sex Offender Registry?

Few things are private for a registered sex offender. They must provide their full name and any associated aliases, a photograph, address, year of birth, physical description and even a description of their vehicle. Some basic information on the victim of the offender’s crime also may be available as well as other details regarding case history.

What Is The Typical Jail Sentence For A Serious Drug Crime?

In Pennsylvania, those convicted of a felony drug crime may face up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000. Imprisonment will vary depending on the specific type of drug, the amount possessed and whether there was intent to distribute the drug.

What Is The Difference Between Assault And Battery? Can A Person Be Charged With Both?

Many people do not realize that there is a legal difference between assault and battery in Pennsylvania. Assault involves the threat of physical harm on a victim, while battery is actual physical harm on a victim. Offenders are charged with both if they threatened the victim and then caused bodily impact.

For More Information, Call Our Office

To learn more about how we provide the Pittsburgh area with exceptional legal representation in criminal defense cases—or to schedule a confidential consultation for your case—contact Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices by calling 412-889-7270 or sending a message online today.