Have You Been Charged With A Crime?
At Bononi & Company, P.C., our team understands that the Constitution of the United States of America protects everybody. Our attorneys know that the practice of criminal law is the practice of defending your constitutional rights. Trust our experience to evaluate your case.
We handle all criminal matters at all stages, including:
- Drug violations
- Probation violations
- Resisting arrest
- Possession of stolen property
- Juvenile crimes
- Firearm offenses
- DUIs and DWIs
Your case is our priority. Our team will work to build the strongest defense possible to resolve your case quickly.
Bononi & Company Criminal Defense Team
Your case is our priority.
Our criminal defense team will defend your rights and fight for you. You will work with a criminal defense attorney and our team of highly trained legal staff to evaluate all of the evidence in your case. You will meet with our team and speak with us on a regular basis about your case. It is our goal to work with you to build the strongest defense possible to resolve your case quickly
For over 35 years, Bononi & Company has defended clients in Westmoreland County, Cambria County, Fayette County, and Allegheny County.
The Law Protects You
When you’re charged with a crime, it seems like the world is against you. What the prosecution won’t tell you is that the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Pennsylvania protect you.
If evidence is obtained unlawfully, it should not be used against you. You need a criminal defense lawyer in your corner to protect you against wrongful incarceration. The Bononi & Company Criminal Defense Team knows the law and we fight for your best interests.
What Happens At The Preliminary Hearing?
The Preliminary Hearing is a criminal hearing in front of a Magisterial District Judge. An Assistant District Attorney (representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) and a police officer will present evidence against you to the District Judge. The District Judge is the “gatekeeper” to the Court of Common Pleas. Their job is to determine if the Commonwealth has enough evidence and the right kind of evidence to continue pursuing charges against you.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY DEFENDING YOU AT THE PRELIMINARY HEARING. It is important that your speak with a criminal defense attorney BEFORE your Preliminary Hearing.
Take A Plea Or Go To Trial?
In Pennsylvania, you have a right to a speedy trial. At a trial, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the charges against you. Dismissal, acquittal, not guilty, and guilty are all possible outcomes at trial.
Our Criminal Defense team will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of the Commonwealth’s case against you and give you honest advice as to what is in your best interest.
Do I Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?
For over 35 years, we have defended clients facing criminal charges. Our firm believes that it is critical to have an advocate fighting for you and your rights.
Being found guilty can have a huge impact on your life and the criminal process can be complicated. There are county specific rules of court, Pennsylvania’s rules of evidence, and even different procedures in each courtroom.
Having a criminal defense lawyer on your side can be the difference between being incarcerated or keeping your liberty.
We provide free consultations for all criminal matters. We do this so that a fee doesn’t dissuade you from speaking to one of our attorneys to learn as much information as possible. We have offices in Greensburg, Latrobe, Johnstown, and Irwin so that we are easily accessible in Westmoreland County, Cambria County, and Allegheny County.
The Bononi & Company Criminal Defense Team
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED – Our attorneys have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association and by Super Lawyers
LOCALLY RESPECTED – Our Firm was chosen as one of Westmoreland County’s Best Law Firms by the Tribune Review
PROVEN RESULTS – Marco F. Sylvania, Esquire was selected as a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (MDAF). The MDAF only extends membership to attorneys who have won a judgment or settled a case in the amount of ONE MILLION DOLLARS or more
Do Not Wait To Contact Us
Good people sometimes find themselves in tough situations. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you could be facing fines, incarceration and other penalties. You can trust us our criminal defense team to guide you through every step of the criminal process and fight for your best interests. We advocate for our clients from the first interaction with police to closing argument at trial. Trust us to be there for you.