Looking for the best criminal defense attorney in York? Look no further. The McShane Firm has 7 attorneys who fight for our neighbors and friends in and around York, PA.
What we do
We are not a one man show. Professional grade, high class dedicated criminal defense is what The McShane Firm is about. If you want a will, we can’t help you. Want to sue your neighbor, that’s not us. We focus on criminal defense, the rights of the accused and fighting the government.
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Why we do it
We help keep families together. That’s right. As criminal defense attorneys who focus on York, PA we help keep families together. Frequently with a criminal prosecution, the intended or unintended consequences is that families get ripped apart. Whether it is because of “no contact” orders or because of stress related issues surrounding the uncertainty of what will happen with the criminal charges, criminal charges can take a toll. We are here to give you hope. But not false hope. Hope based upon our nearly 20 years of experience.
What to know about York County prosecutions
The preliminary hearings are by and large held at the individual Magisterial District Judge’s offices. After the preliminary hearing, if the charges are not dismissed, the case continues at the York County Courthouse. It is a beautiful, modern and expensive building. It has a large indoor open space in the middle of the building going up all of the floors. The York County DA’s office and the probation office are in the building. The best place to park is in a parking garage. The meter maids can be very aggressive when they know court is in session.
York County prosecutions are divided up among the few judges who sit and hear criminal cases. Once a judge is assigned to your case, that is the judge for the life of your case. Some are more pro-prosecution. Some are more pro-defendant. Also, your case will be assigned to a particular DA or Deputy DA who will handle your case once it comes up to the courthouse. Unless it is serious charges, the DA and DDA who may have been at the preliminary hearing may not be the one who handles it at the Court of Common Pleas. This is why it is vital to get any deal in writing. A lot of attorneys without the local experience make this mistake.
A verified client testimonial
The McShane firm is the pinnacle of DUI and criminal law defense. We have a family member who was in need of a great law firm to defend him in court and the McShane Firm came through in every way. They are diligent at every course of the case, have amazing communication skills and always worked hard until the very end of the case. We never felt like a single detail was ignored. We can not recommend them enough. If you or a family member is in need of a criminal law defense team, you cannot do better than the McShane firm.
Where is my hearing?
Like mentioned above, your preliminary hearing will most likely happen at the MDJ office.
Other than your initial arraignment and your preliminary hearing, all other court hearings related to your criminal charge in York, PA will happen at the courthouse downtown. In case you have never been there, here’s a map.
When it’s time to make a decision about your future. When you cannot lose. You deserve a criminal defense attorney in York who will fight for you. That is us. Call now 717-657-3900
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With any guilty verdict on any charge I would have been given 20 months of back time in a PA DOC Facility. Your firm gave me another chance. I will recommend you to anyone who wants their own second chance.
Without a doubt, the BEST Criminal law defense attorneys around! Choosing The McShane Firm for DUI defense was one of the best decisions of my life. Literally. They’re smart, look at case details in depth, and treat you like family.
The McShane Firm is hands down the best criminal defense and DUI defense firm in Central PA. I have worked with them and have referred many others. They not only use the law but modern science and technology to resolve your case. Don’t fall for the goofy commercials with catchy jingles!! These men and women are the ture professionals you not only want, but NEED on your side. 5 stars aren’t enough!!
Corey and Cassandra did everything I could have ever hoped for! I had never been in any kind of trouble before and had tons and tons of questions. No matter how many times I contacted them, they were so quick to get me an answer and help me through so such a stressful time. I got exactly the outcome I was looking for (probably even better to be honest) and it was a very quick resolution as well. I would 100% recommend them to anyone in need of an attorney. I cannot thank them enough!
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