Criminal defense attorney in Lower Paxton (Colonial Park and Linglestown)

criminal defense attorney Lower Paxton
criminal defense attorney Lower Paxton

Above is the front door of the Lower Paxton Township Police Department. If you are arrested, it is a most unwelcome sight. When you need the best criminal defense attorney in Lower Paxton Township, you cannot mess around. Get The McShane Firm, now. You cannot sit around. You must be protected. The McShane Firm led defense is the best that money can buy.

When selecting which attorney to hire, please consider:

  • Can you call anytime and talk to a live person?
  • Do they offer payment plans with no credit checks?
  • Will your attorney be attentive and explain what’s going on?

At The McShane Firm, we answer yes to all of these questions. We strive to provide you with a great customer service experience during this tough time.

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What to expect when you face charges in Lower Paxton Township

If you are cited with an offense or issued a summons in the mail, you will have to report to the police department for fingerprinting and photographing. If instead, the police physically arrest you, you will go before a Magisterial District Judge for the setting of your bail. Here are the two MDJ offices covering Lower Paxton

MDJ covering the South Side of Lower Paxton Township (traditional Colonial Park area)

MDJ office covering the north side of Lower Paxton Township (including Linglestown)

What is The McShane Difference?

  • We take time to understand your personal needs and goals. Then we cater our legal strategy to fit you.
  • We care about you. We listen and return phone calls. We will take time to explain things so you are not left anxious in the dark.
  • We will make this as easy as possible. We will try to minimize the number of times you have to be in court which means less disruption of your work and family life.

Does this sound like what you are looking for in an attorney? If yes, then take the next step and call (717) 657-3900.

What are the lawful conditions of bail in PA?

We categorize bail into two types: monetary and non-monetary. The lowest form of bail is ROR or OR or released on your own recognizance. This means if you sign a piece of paper that sets the condition of bail and pledge to show up for all hearings, you do not have to post money or pledge to forfeit money if you miss a court date.

Unsecured bail is like ROR bail but with a twist, if you miss court you are subject to not simply a warrant for your arrest but also agree to lose money. Monetary bail requires that you post money as collateral for you to show up. this can be done by posting real estate, a percentage cash or by bails bondsman. If you go the bail bonds man route, you do not get the money back. It is their fee for assuming the risk of you not showing up. If you make all required court appearances and you post real estate or cash percentage at the end of case, you get that posted money back.

Our Clients are entitled to a Bill of Rights which states:

  • Our clients have the right to expect, we will be proactive in communication. You will hear it from us first. We will return all phone calls, texts and emails promptly.
  • Our clients have the right to expect plain speaking, straight shooting. No B. S.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to do it right the first time, every time.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to be on time and professionally prepared for all court appearances, and all meetings.
  • Our clients have the right to expect that they will be fully informed at all times.

This is our promise to you. Call today to get us on your side: (717) 657-3900.

PA Rules concerning bail

(A) To determine whether to release a defendant, and what conditions, if any, to impose, the bail authority shall consider all available information as that information is relevant to the defendant’s appearance or nonappearance at subsequent proceedings, or compliance or noncompliance with the conditions of the bail bond, including information about:

(1) the nature of the offense charged and any mitigating or aggravating factors that may bear upon the likelihood of conviction and possible penalty;
(2) the defendant’s employment status and history, and financial condition;
(3) the nature of the defendant’s family relationships;
(4) the length and nature of the defendant’s residence in the community, and any past residences;
(5) the defendant’s age, character, reputation, mental condition, and whether addicted to alcohol or drugs;
(6) if the defendant has previously been released on bail, whether he or she appeared as required and complied with the conditions of the bail bond;
(7) whether the defendant has any record of flight to avoid arrest or prosecution, or of escape or attempted escape;
(8) the defendant’s prior criminal record;
(9) any use of false identification; and
(10) any other factors relevant to whether the defendant will appear as required and comply with the conditions of the bail bond.
(B) The decision of a defendant not to admit culpability or not to assist in an investigation shall not be a reason to impose additional or more restrictive conditions of bail on the defendant.
Rule 523

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