Felonies and Misdemeanors

It’s an overwhelming experience to be charged with any crime. Whether you face either a felony or a misdemeanor charge, you’ll want to defend yourself properly against these accusations. Maybe you think you have been wrongly accused entirely, or perhaps you feel that essential facts are missing from the case, which would change the outcome. Either way, a defense attorney will be needed to argue your case. At Rinaldi & Poveromo, our team is experienced in criminal defense, and we’ll put all of our knowledge to work for you.


Facing Drug Charges

It’s possible to be charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor related to a drug violation. When you face drug charges, you’ll want to get legal help from a defense attorney as soon as possible. If you wind up being convicted of these drug charges, that outcome will follow you for a long time to come – even if no jail time is required as part of your punishment. A drug offense on your record will make it much hard to do basic things like get a job or sign a lease on somewhere to live.

To battle your drug charges right from the start, contact Rinaldi & Poveromo for assistance. Our team will review the details of your arrest and charges, and we’ll determine the best course of action for defending you and your rights. Remember, an arrest is not the same as a conviction, and everyone deserves their day in court. Put an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side for this case.


Violent Crimes Defense

Being charged with a violent crime is one of the most serious matters you can face in the legal system. The punishment for violent crimes is quite severe and often involves a lengthy jail sentence. That is certainly true for extreme crimes like murder or manslaughter, but there can also be harsh punishments handed down for assault, robbery, and domestic violence.

Unfortunately, not all violent crime charges are accurate, and sometimes innocent people are faced with accusations that they do not deserve. In other cases, there is more to the story than what is known at first, meaning the individual charged may have had justification for his or her actions. At Rinaldi & Poveromo, we want to hear your story. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss this matter’s details and get assistance with your case.


Property Crimes Lawyer

Another category of crimes that can lead to felony or misdemeanor charges is property crimes. These crimes typically involve theft – shoplifting, for instance – for they can also relate to destruction of property. Whether you are charged with a theft or a property destruction crime like arson, you’ll want to team up with a criminal defense lawyer who can organize your case and present compelling arguments at trial (or in the pre-trial hearings). As with other kinds of misdemeanor and felony charges, you can face severe punishments if you are convicted of a property crime, so don’t take these charges lightly. Reach out to Rinaldi & Poveromo for assistance.


Avoid or Limit Punishments

There are various goals you can have when defending yourself against felony or misdemeanor charges. You might be trying to get the charges dismissed entirely, or you merely may be aiming to have your punishment reduced to the greatest extent possible. Regardless of your goals, Rinaldi & Poveromo is ready to serve you in this matter. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about our team.

For more than 40 years we have served as counsel for Felonies and Misdemeanors throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.