When facing local, state, or federal criminal charges, your entire future may be at stake. If convicted, you may face hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. A criminal record can affect your ability to get a job, secure a place to live, or pursue higher education. Furthermore, the consequences for your relationships and reputation can be incredibly damaging. With so much to lose, you need the help of a criminal defense attorney with experience handling cases like yours.

The team at Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices has spent more than five decades fighting on behalf of those facing criminal charges. We have handled cases in 38 states, four federal circuit courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Based in Pittsburgh, our exclusive focus on criminal defense law makes us an excellent choice for anyone facing charges in western Pennsylvania. Call us today at 412-889-7270 or contact us online for a confidential consultation to learn more about how we can help you. 

White Collar Crimes 

White-collar crimes are a class of nonviolent crimes that generally involve business or financial misconduct. Our legal team has extensive experience defending against allegations of white-collar crimes at the state and federal level, including the following types of charges. 

Corporate Crimes

We defend executives against allegations like fraud and embezzlement and guide companies through sensitive internal investigations.


If you are facing charges relating to the false appropriation of funds in a corporate or organizational setting, we can investigate the missing funds, dig into financial records, interview employees, and build a solid legal defense on your behalf.

Internet Crimes

The federal government is increasingly focused on crimes committed online. Our team can handle defense strategies in online fraud cases and cases involving cyberbullying issues. We also defend clients accused of identity theft.

Internal Investigations

We conduct impartial corporate investigations by interviewing employees, analyzing records, and reporting our findings.


Under United States federal law, fraud is the act of attempting to deceitfully obtain another party’s property or money. Fraud can take many forms, including the following:

Tax Fraud

Recent laws have given the federal government more staffing and funds to investigate tax crimes. We can defend clients against IRS criminal tax investigations, challenge flawed calculations, and negotiate favorable settlements.

Insurance Fraud

We investigate potentially fraudulent claims, fight questionable audits, and defend those accused of insurance fraud.

Mortgage Fraud

Our lawyers defend clients accused of falsifying mortgage applications, investigate fraud rings, and uncover predatory lending.

Identity Theft

Identity theft has become an increasing issue in recent years, but those who face charges are not always guilty. Our legal team is committed to defending the wrongly accused.

Credit Card Fraud

We defend clients accused of credit card fraud and challenge claims made by credit card companies.

Violent Crimes

Both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government have statutes addressing crimes that cause physical harm to another individual. Our lawyers have experience fighting violent crime charges such as:


Our attorneys have handled many cases involving physical assault charges. We can seek to have the charges dropped or reduced. Alternatively, we can assert self-defense claims when warranted.


Manslaughter involves the unintentional but illegal killing of another individual. We defend against involuntary and vehicular manslaughter charges and establish mitigating circumstances for reduced sentencing.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges can be complicated as they often rest on the opposing testimony of two individuals. We have many legal strategies available to defend clients accused of domestic violence.


We fight first- and second-degree murder charges, working to prove innocence or mitigating factors and seeking to avoid life sentences or the death penalty (Pennsylvania has a current formal pause on executions, but we’ll work diligently to avoid that penalty).

Vehicular Homicide

We defend clients charged with DUI manslaughter, challenge blood alcohol tests, and seek to have charges reduced wherever possible.

Sex Crime

Prosecutors at the state and federal levels take sex crimes extremely seriously. Penalties upon conviction can include many years in prison as well as mandatory registration on the Pennsylvania sex offender registry. The team at Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices can help individuals facing charges such as the following:

Title IX Allegations

While Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has done much to promote gender equality across the country, many young people have faced false accusations that have ruined their lives. We represent students accused of sexual assault on campus and help them handle legal proceedings and avoid expulsion from their schools.


Rape is a serious crime. However, personal disputes and mistaken identity can often lead to innocent people facing false allegations. We fight rape charges by examining consent issues while seeking to avoid sex offender registration for clients.

Child Molestation

We defend clients accused of child molestation, investigate allegations thoroughly, and work to avoid sex offender penalties.

Statutory Sexual Assault (Rape)

Under Pennsylvania law, teens aged 13–15 cannot consent to engage in sexual activity with anyone four or more years older than them. However, in practice, the law can present many challenges. Our team can contest consent and age issues in statutory sexual assault cases, defend strict liability charges, and seek to prevent sex offender status.

Sexual Assault

We fight back against sexual assault accusations, examine consent and force issues, and work to avoid sex offender penalties.

All Other Crimes

Our legal team has the experience, skills, and resources to defend individuals against many other types of criminal charges, including:

Harm to an Unborn Child

We defend clients accused of harming an unborn child, challenge charges based on gestational age, and seek to avoid criminal penalties.


While the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to bear arms, this protection is not absolute. Under some circumstances, a person may face accusations that they possessed a firearm illegally. Our legal team can defend gun possession charges, challenge licensing issues, and fight sentencing enhancements for firearms offenses.

Expungement and Pardons

Even if you have had a conviction in the past, our team believes many circumstances warrant an opportunity to clear your name. We help clients clear prior records through expungement or pardons and work to restore rights.

Drug Crimes

Federal and state statutes recommend harsh penalties for many drug crimes. Our legal team can defend you against drug possession, manufacturing, distribution, and trafficking charges and explore options like diversion programs and alternative sentencing.

Contact Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices Today

Facing state or federal criminal charges can turn your life upside-down in an instant. The reality or possibility of an arrest or indictment can cause immense stress and fear as you worry about how the charges will transform your future. When this happens, it is crucial to resist falling into despair. With an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense team on your side, you can optimize your chances of avoiding the most unfavorable outcomes.

The father-and-daughter team at Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices can help you stand up to prosecutors and fight for your liberty. We offer decades of experience, skill, and insight in every case we take on, and we are ready to advocate aggressively for your freedom. Contact our team today at 412-889-7270 for a confidential consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

White Collar Crimes

Nothing can bring a professional career to a screeching halt like being charged with a white collar criminal offense. The allegation itself can leave you shaken to the core and your career on unsteady ground. Just as bad, the charges can have a negative impact on your family, your
financial standing, your reputation and your future.

At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, in Pittsburgh, we are attorneys who firmly believe in helping professionals like yourself minimize the negative impact a serious criminal charge can have on their lives.

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Facing criminal allegations of any kind is stressful, and you may be tempted to take a plea bargain to put the issue behind you in an attempt to reduce the impact on your reputation. Before you make a decision that could impact the rest of your life, however, you should understand that fraud charges are defensible — and an experienced white collar fraud lawyer can help you fight for your rights and seek positive results.

At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, we have decades of experience fighting fraud and other white collar criminal charges at the state and federal level.

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Violent Crimes

When you stand accused of a crime alleging violence, you need dedicated, experienced criminal defense attorneys to advocate for your rights and guide you through the legal process.

At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, in Pittsburgh, we have decades of experience
representing clients in serious state and federal cases alleging violence ranging from murder
and manslaughter to rape and assault.

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Sex Crimes

When you stand accused of a sex crime, there are serious implications for your life. If convicted, you could spend years in prison.

To fight sex crime charges, seek help from a criminal defense law firm with decades of experience and a track record of obtaining measurable results. At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, in Pittsburgh, our father-daughter defense team provides strong criminal defense services for clients accused of a variety of sex crimes, including sexual assault, child pornography and rape.

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All other Crimes

Nobody likes to think of themselves as a drug offender, but when you face serious charges it can redefine everything you know. From their severe penalties to their adverse impact on your
professional reputation, drug allegations can turn lives upside down.

At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, in Pittsburgh, we are experienced criminal defense lawyers who don’t abide by the belief that people should pay their entire lives for a mistake.

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