Being indicted on local, state, or federal criminal charges is one of the most stressful and overwhelming events a person can experience. The resources available to the D.A., Pennsylvania state prosecutors, and the U.S. Department of Justice are immense, and they will do everything in their power to strip you of your liberty. If you are facing criminal charges, you need an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney to mount a robust defense.

Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer might be one of the most important decisions you ever make. When you choose the team at Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, you are choosing a legal team that prides itself on excellence, experience, reputation, and compassion. We have a proven track record of getting our clients the results they deserve, and we are ready to get to work for you, too. Call us today at 412-889-7270 or contact us online for a confidential consultation to learn more about how we can help you with your case.

Geographic Areas We Serve

Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices is based in Pittsburgh, and we proudly serve clients who need representation throughout western Pennsylvania. In particular, our lawyers have extensive experience working in the following PA counties:

  • Harrisburg
  • Mercer
  • Union Town
  • Summerset
  • Indiana
  • New Castle
  • Allegheny
  • Armstrong
  • Beaver
  • Butler
  • Fayette
  • Lawrence
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland

Furthermore, we have experience handling cases in 38 states and four federal circuit courts of appeal. We have also argued cases before the United States Supreme Court. This wealth of experience across many venues makes our father-daughter team of attorneys an excellent choice for anyone requiring representation in a Pennsylvania state or federal criminal case.

Criminal Defense

The lawyers at Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices have spent several decades focusing exclusively on local, state, and federal criminal defense cases. We are passionate about standing up to powerful prosecutors and the United States Department of Justice, and we are good at what we do. Some of the types of cases we handle at the state and federal level include the following.

White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are non-violent crimes typically committed in a business or corporate setting. They often involve sophisticated schemes to defraud victims or otherwise gain an unfair advantage. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against the following white-collar criminal allegations:

  • Corporate CrimesThese charges include embezzlement, accounting fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tax evasion, and anti-trust violations. We defend business entities and individuals facing prosecution.
  • EmbezzlementCharges relating to the fraudulent appropriation of funds or assets entrusted to a person’s care. These allegations are common in corporate settings.
  • Internet CrimesThis category covers hacking, identity theft, cyberstalking, online auction fraud, and other crimes committed using computers and the internet.
  • Internal InvestigationsWe represent companies conducting internal investigations to detect wrongdoing and strengthen compliance programs.

Drug Crimes

State and federal drug charges can lead to lengthy mandatory minimum sentences, even for first-time offenders. We defend clients against all types of drug allegations, including:

  • Possession, distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing of controlled substances
  • Prescription drug offenses
  • Drug paraphernalia possession
  • Drug conspiracy charges
  • Violations of probation/parole through failed drug tests

Our lawyers thoroughly examine the facts surrounding each drug case, looking for illegal searches, faulty lab tests, and other ways to get charges reduced or dismissed.

Violent Crimes

Because of their seriousness, those facing state and federal charges for violent crimes need strong legal advocates. We represent clients accused of:

  • Murder, manslaughter, and homicide
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Robbery, burglary, theft
  • Kidnapping and false imprisonment

Our western Pennsylvania violent crimes lawyers work to uncover weaknesses in the prosecution’s case in pursuit of our client’s freedom. We are trial-tested and unafraid to fight.


Fraud charges can stem from a wide range of deceptive conduct for unlawful financial gain. Our fraud defense lawyers commonly handle cases involving accusations of:

  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Benefits fraud
  • Construction fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Identity fraud

Skilled criminal defense is crucial when facing these charges, as fraud convictions can lead to imprisonment, fines, and the seizure of assets. Our attorneys aggressively defend clients against state and federal fraud charges.

Sex Crimes / Title IX Allegations

Sex crime allegations can obliterate an individual’s reputation. We fight to clear our clients’ names and retain their liberty. Common sex crimes we defend include:

  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Child molestation
  • Statutory rape
  • Prostitution and solicitation
  • Pornography production or distribution
  • Sex offender registration violations

On college campuses, we represent students falsely accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX. Our goal is to avoid school disciplinary sanctions and unwarranted criminal penalties.

Firearms Charges

Local, state, and federal laws impose strict controls over the purchase, possession, sale, and use of firearms. We defend clients against gun charges like:

  • Unlawful possession/possession by a prohibited person
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
  • Brandishing or improper use of a weapon
  • Providing false information during a firearm purchase

Given the complexity of gun laws, working with an experienced attorney is critical to avoid jail time and permanent loss of gun ownership rights.


From minor scuffles to armed violence, assault charges must be handled carefully. We defend clients in cases involving:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assaulting a police officer


Manslaughter involves causing another’s death illegally but unintentionally. We defend clients against charges like:

  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter

Charges often arise from bar fights, reckless driving, accidents while intoxicated, and domestic disputes turned deadly. Having a skilled legal defense team can mean the difference between minimal jail time or decades in prison.

Expungement & Pardons

For qualifying clients, we pursue expungement to clear their criminal records. We also prepare pardon applications, helping clients redeem themselves for past mistakes.

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

If you are facing state or federal charges in western Pennsylvania, the steps you take right now will have a profound impact on your future. Criminal convictions at the state or federal level carry hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. Furthermore, a permanent criminal record may affect your ability to get employment, pursue higher education, or find a place to live. With so much at stake, you need a legal representative with the experience, skills, and resources to give you the aggressive and robust defense you deserve.

For more than five decades, the seasoned legal team at Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices has been providing top-class criminal defense representation to our clients in western Pennsylvania in their time of need. As such, our attorneys are thoroughly familiar with local, state, and federal courts. We can use our relationships with prosecutors and judges to determine whether and how to have your charges dropped or reduced, seek a plea deal, or mount a vigorous defense before a jury. With us on your side, you can rest assured that your case is being handled with the utmost care.

Call us today at 412-889-7270 or contact us online for a confidential consultation to learn more about your legal options. We look forward to getting to work for you.