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DUI / DWI Charges -- Hiring the Right Lawyer

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a charge which, based on the circumstances of the case and a person’s prior record, can result in jail time, a lengthy license suspension and a criminal conviction. Many people are pulled over and arrested for DUI offenses on a daily basis. DUI charges are unique because it is the one crime that virtually every citizen can commit (even if a person doesn’t drink alcohol, DUI charges can be based on a person’s use of prescribed medication). People who live in suburban areas are particularly susceptible to DUI charges because it is very difficult to get to restaurants, parties or virtually anywhere without driving.

If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to understand the rights and options available to you. One option to explore, if you can qualify, is the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition Program (“ARD”). Admission into ARD can result in no jail time, a greatly reduced license suspension and, ultimately, a clean criminal record. It is important to hire the right lawyer to represent you in this regard because a person cannot be admitted into ARD unless the District Attorney’s Office agrees to recommend him or her into the program and a judge agrees to accept that recommendation during a hearing.

As a prosecutor and as a defense attorney in Montgomery County, PA, Henry Hilles has handled many DUI cases. He is proud to have earned a reputation as a tough, hard-working and honest attorney. Please feel free to contact the Law Office of Henry S. Hilles, III at 610-270-8800 or click here to discuss your case.

Is Your Child Facing Court a Charge in Pennsylvania Juvenile Court?

Having a child charged with a crime is a true nightmare for any parent. No one wants their child to face a criminal record or placement in a juvenile facility. Juvenile adjudications (convictions) stay on a person’s record unless they are later expunged and can make it far more difficult for a young person to pursue higher education or better work opportunities in the future.

It is important to retain the right lawyer to represent children charged with a crime. Children have different rights and options than adult defendants and it can sometimes be easier to achieve a result that can later be expunged. Parents should not presume that prosecutors will simply offer positive results to their child. Frequently the most positive dispositions result from negotiations

with prosecutors. Often, the prosecution will not agree to the best result unless they sense that the juvenile’s attorney is prepared to offer an aggressive defense if necessary. It is a mistake to address juvenile charges without a knowledgable and experienced attorney in your corner.

Please feel free to contact Juvenile Defense Attorney Henry S. Hilles in Montgomery County, PA to discuss your child’s case. His Pennsylvania Law Firm can be reached at 610-270-8800 or by email here. He will use his experience in Juvenile Court -- both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney -- to the fullest extent to protect your son or daughter’s future.

A Criminal Defense Attorney for Drug Charges, Assault, Drunk Driving (DUI) and More

If a person finds himself facing a criminal charge in Pennsylvania, having an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a big difference. Whether the charges are brought in federal or state court, it is important to understand your rights and options and to have an attorney on your side who is prepared to present a strong defense. Even if the ultimate goal is a negotiated agreement, prosecutors can sense when a defendant has a lawyer who is not prepared or willing to take a case to trial and will not feel compelled to offer the best possible deal.

The most-frequently charged crimes in Pennsylvania:

  • DUI

  • Robbery

  • Assault

  • Drug charges

  • Retail Theft (shoplifting)

As a criminal defense lawyer, I pride myself on being thoroughly prepared to represent my clint in every case. Although many cases result in negotiated plea agreements, I have tried many cases (both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney) and pride myself on “coming up big” when it counts. I respect the fact that every case is enormously important to my client and I work hard to keep open lines of communication to ensure my clients understand what is happening in their case.

Please feel free to call the Montgomery County, PA law firm of Henry S. Hilles, III at 610-270-8800 to discuss your rights and options.

Pennsylvania White Collar Crime Attorneys for Embezzlement and Fraud

White collar crimes generally refer to crimes involving the embezzlement, theft, forgery or fraud. Such crimes may be brought in federal court or state court. Financial crimes can result in serious

ramifications including jail. Recent upsurges in computer crimes have increased focus on white collar crimes on the part of prosecutors and judges. It is certainly important to have the right lawyer on your side if you are faced with any theft or white collar crime.

Prosecutors aggressively pursue theft and forgery-type offenses and it is important to have a criminal defense attorney who will be equally aggressive in preparing the best defense. Get the help you need from an experienced White-Collar Crime Lawyer. Henry S. Hilles is a Pennsylvania Attorney with experience defending embezzlement, fraud, retail theft and forgery cases. Call his Montgomery County law office at 610-270-8800 to get a strong and aggressive defense attorney on your case.

Domestic Violence and Sex Crime Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania

Crimes involving allegations of domestic violence or sex crimes can result in severe sentences. If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime or sex crime, it is very important to be properly represented. Prosecutors in cases involving alleged violent crimes or sex assaults typically begin the process by seeking a lengthy jail sentence. It is important to have a lawyer who will prepare a zealous defense to such charges. You are much more likely to obtain a satisfactory result if you have a lawyer who properly prepares the case and is ready to go to trial if necessary. Prosecutors can sense weakness on the part of defense attorneys and will be far less likely to negotiate if you are represented by a lawyer they do not respect.

The Law Office of Henry S. Hilles, III is located in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. You can contact Henry Hilles by calling 610-270-8800 or emailing him here.

Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses in Pennsylvania

There are four categories of crimes in Pennsylvania: homicides, felony offenses, misdemeanor offense and summary offenses. Obviously, homicide and felony offenses are the most serious offenses, but it is important for a person charged with any crime to have the right representation. As both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I have handled cases ranging from homicide and felony charges to DUI and traffic offenses. I am certainly qualified to aggressively and appropriately represent anyone charged with a crime.

Please feel free to call the Law Office of Henry S. Hilles, III in Montgomery County, PA, at 610-270-8800 or contact him by email here.

Retail Theft and Shoplifting in Pennsylvania

Despite advanced anti-shoplifting techniques being used by retail stores everywhere, retail theft is still very common and is being charged by police more then ever. Retail theft, or shoplifting, is the act of depriving or attempting to deprive a retail establishment of any item without payment. With increased surveillance, loss prevention officers are becoming more aggressive in solving and prosecuting retail theft crimes.

For anyone charged with retail theft or shoplifting, the consequences can be very severe. Convictions for retail theft can stay on a person’s criminal record forever and make it impossible to pursue further education or get the best possible job. It is important to hire the right lawyer who can help you defend a retail theft charge and obtain the best result.

For some retail theft offenses, it is possible to gain admission into the Accelerated Rehabilitation Program (“ARD”). Upon successful completion of the ARD Program, a person can earn a dismissal of all charges after which the charges can be expunged from the criminal record.

Obviously, expungement is important so that people, such as employers, cannot find any evidence of the retail theft incident.

Call the Retail Theft and Shoplifting Defense Lawyer at the Law Office of Henry S. Hilles, III in Montgomery County, PA to help you in properly defending against these charges, You can reach Henry Hilles by calling his Pennsylvania office at 610-270-8800 or by emailing him here.

Defense Lawyer for Narcotics, Prescription Pills and Psychedelic Drug Charges

Drug crimes in Pennsylvania are being prosecuted more aggressively then ever and require a strong defense. Possession with intent to deliver (distribute) is a felony charge and can result in mandatory prison sentences. Laws addressing possession with intent to deliver prescription drugs have been strengthened in recent years resulting in increasingly-long jail sentences for defendants.

The most common drugs involved in drug charges in Pennsylvania are:

Federal and state drug crimes can involve charges of distribution, delivery, and manufacturing and each carries specific penalties. It is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced in handling all types of drug offenses. As a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, Henry Hilles has handled many drug felony and misdemeanor offenses. With his experience as a prosecutor, Henry Hilles knows that prosecutors can sense when an attorney is afraid of trial and will be less inclined to offer the best possible deal. As a Drug Crime criminal defense lawyer, Henry Hilles can prepare an aggressive and appropriate defense on your behalf so that you can obtain the best possible result.

Call the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Drug Crime Defense Attorney Henry S. Hilles, III at 610-270-8800 or email Mr. Hilles here to set up a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.