If you have been arrested for a crime, the early intervention of an attorney can make all the difference. At Joyce & Bittner, we are ready 24 hours a day to take action and start planning your defense.
Our criminal defense lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience in the practice of law. Before entering private practice, Anthony M. Bittner worked in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office for nearly a decade. Richard J. Joyce served for roughly the same amount of time at the Pittsburgh City Solicitor’s Office.
Joyce & Bittner have the experience and knowledge needed to represent you during all phases of the criminal justice process.
We will fight for your interests at every step. We will help you to prepare your defense to the charges, conducting a detailed investigation of all the relevant facts and doing everything we can to minimize further damage. We handle criminal charges in both federal and state courts, including:
Don’t Make the Most Common Mistake
The police will attempt to get you to cooperate and make incriminating statements. Don’t do it. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. By talking you may incriminate yourself directly. Or, you may make a statement which you don’t believe is incriminating, but which lends itself to negative interpretations.
The sooner you bring your own representation into the equation, the sooner you can start minimizing the damage. Our lawyers may be able to stop the investigation without charges being filed.