Criminal Defense Attorney in York

Criminal Defense Attorney York
The McShane Firm has been your friends and neighbors trusted and tested criminal defense attorneys in York

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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