Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for the Criminally Accused
Were you accused of committing a crime? Your first step should be to contact an attorney from my firm. At the Law Offices of John P. Rutkowski, we are dedicated to protecting the best interests of those who have been accused of crimes like traffic offenses,
weapon charges, and
federal crimes. No matter how serious you believe your case to be, I have the skill and experience necessary that could get your charges reduced or even dropped. With over ten years of experience in defending the rights of the accused, there is no case that I have not seen. My experience as a deputy sheriff gives my clients an edge in court as I understand how the other side thinks and operates.
Each Philadelphia criminal attorney on my team understands the importance of excellence in everything they do. As the freedom and future of our clients is on the line, we must fight tirelessly in order to do everything possible to keep them out of jail. Should you choose to work with my firm, you can have peace of mind knowing that a strong and aggressive legal advocate will be by your side every step of the way. I am a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Whether you are completely innocent of all the charges against you or know that you have made a mistake, you should not waste any time in getting counsel from a member of my firm. Time is crucial in these cases so please get in touch with my office today.
Criminal Defense: Areas of Practice
If you have been arrested on suspicion of committing a crime, you need an experienced and competent team of professionals on your side. Violent crimes like
manslaughter are among the most serious that you could be facing. Not only will you be facing harsh fines, but you could be placed behind bars for years or even life imprisonment.
Domestic violence is a form of violent crime but is directed towards a member of one's own family or one they are in an intimate relationship with. This could include physical, mental, sexual, or verbal abuse towards a spouse, child, or boyfriend or girlfriend. If you were accused of a crime involving
drugs, such as possession or distribution, you could be facing time in prison depending on the amount of the drugs that were found in your possession, as well as the type of drugs.
As even the mere hint of an allegation of a sex crime can ruin an individual's life forever, it is important that you do everything possible to defend yourself. A conviction of
sexual assault, or
indecent exposure will not only leave you with jail time and heavy fines, but you could be placed on the sex offender registry permanently. This means that the public will have access to your name, photograph, address, and the details of your crime.
Theft Crimes include offenses like
shoplifting. Depending on if there were any aggravating factors accompanying the crime, such as serious bodily injury or use of a deadly weapon, the charges could vary from a misdemeanor to a felony.
White collar crimes were given their name due to the fact that they usually take place within a business environment by a person in a position of trust. Whether an employee embezzled from their employer or an individual
forged official documents, you will need a defense lawyer with experience in federal crimes to handle your case. One of the most common crimes which you could be facing is
DUI. Driving under the influence can lead to a suspended license, jail time, community service, fines, and alcohol counseling. To learn more about the types of cases we can handle, please read the information below.
Contact an attorney for a free consultation!
If you have been accused of a crime and are uncertain as to where to turn for help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office. I understand that this is an extremely frightening situation to find yourself in and so I will be there with you every step of the way. By ensuring that you receive justice, you could get your life back to normal without the threat of incarceration looming over you.