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State of Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorneys


Pittsburgh State Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You at the State Level

When charged with a criminal offense, it is important you understand the stakes you are up against. Even the most minor offenses can result in drastic consequences that can change your life. Joyce & Bittner have been making sure that clients have a strong and fair defense for over 25 years and can help you have the best possible outcome for your case.

Our experience and familiarity with law enforcement and prosecution procedures represents an important strategic tool in our defense of clients’ criminal charges, especially in the early stages of a case. For more information and a free consultation about your legal problem, contact the Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorneys at Joyce & Bittner in Pittsburgh.

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State of Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorneys for both Federal and State Crimes

Joyce & Bittner have spent over 25 years in criminal defense, defending state and federal criminal charges across Pennsylvania. There are important differences in procedure between state and federal courts, and you need an attorney  who fully understands them with experience at both levels.

We stress the discreet and confidential legal defense of persons accused of crimes in situations ranging from cybercrimes such as Internet fraud and illegal downloading to charges of theft, sex offenses, and driving under the influence (DUI).

Hire a Former Prosecutor for Your Pittsburgh State Criminal Defense Attorneys

Before starting Joyce & Bittner, attorneys Richard J. Joyce and Anthony M. Bittner both worked for the prosecution — as an Assistant City Solicitor for the city of Pittsburgh and as an Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny County, respectively. The combination of this experience working for the prosecution and 25 years of work as criminal defense attorneys places them at a significant advantage in the courtroom.

To speak with an attorney right now, call 412-281-9919.

Types of Cases Handled by Our Pittsburgh State Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorneys represent clients facing charges or investigations such as the following:

Sex Offenses — ranging from online solicitation of a minor to statutory or acquaintance “date” rape, aggravated sexual assault, illegal pornography, Megan’s Law violations, and lewdness charges

State Grand Jury — proceedings in which you are involved as a person of interest such as a witness, or as a target or subject of the Grand Jury Investigation

Crimes Involving Computers or Internet Fraud — commonly known as “cybercrime,” these offenses include illegal downloading, illegal intrusion or hacking, unlawful access, pornography, “Phishing”, or any other computer crime

White Collar Criminal Charges — such as identity theft, embezzlement, mortgage fraud, public corruption, tax evasion, or obstruction of justice

Juvenile Offenses — including serious felony charges where the defendant will be tried as an adult

Drunk driving charges — under the Pennsylvania DUI law, including repeat offenses and Aggravated Assault by Driving Under the Influence

Pennsylvania driver’s license problems — including problems for drivers in other states that are caused by unresolved Pennsylvania traffic tickets or Pennsylvania driver’s license suspensions

Serious traffic offenses — including Reckless driving, School Bus violations, Driving Without Insurance, or Driving Under Suspension or Revocation, and Excessive speed. We are also knowledgeable about and alert to Commercial Driver’s License problems and defend truck drivers and CDL operators on virtually any traffic offense.

Get Your Free Consultation with Our Pittsburgh State Criminal Defense Attorneys

When you’re charged with a criminal offense, the worst choice you can make is to wait to talk to an attorney. The prosecution already has a head-start on you, and you can’t afford to wait. While you might be unfamiliar with facing charges, the Pittsburgh State Criminal Defense Attorneys at Joyce & Bittner each have over 25 years experience in criminal defense and will know exactly how to start your defense.


If the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has charged you with a criminal offense, call the Pittsburgh State Criminal Defense Attorneys at Joyce & Bittner for a free initial consultation with our lawyers. You can call 412-281-9919 or toll free at 1-800-299-5530 or contact our offices online.

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