Criminal Defense Lawyers in Harrisburg, PA
Charged for a Crime? You’ve Come to the Right Place.
If you got arrested, your world may feel like it’s turned upside-down. But you are not alone.
No matter how serious your criminal accusations are, you can depend on our Harrisburg criminal defense attorneys to stand up for your rights and aggressively defend your liberties. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and you will be treated as such when you turn to our firm for defense. Our team will work tirelessly to formulate a hard-hitting defense strategy while keeping you informed at all stages of the process.
We understand the impacts a conviction can have on your personal and professional life ― including on your family ― which is why we work to minimize those negative impacts every step of the way. Ultimately, we will help get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Contact the Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer online or at (717) 775-6110 to schedule a free consultation. Your fight for peace of mind starts here.
Cases We Handle
We are proud of our winning track record and trusted reputation. In fact, our criminal defense lawyers never lost a sex case or murder case at trial and handled more than 200 jury trials and 40,000 preliminary hearings thus far. Needless to say, we have what it takes to help you overcome your criminal charges and protect your good name.
Come to our firm if you got accused of the following:
- Commercial truck driver violations
- Drug crimes
- Internet crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Sex offenses
- Traffic violations
Know Your Rights After an Arrest
Although it may not feel like it, you have rights after an arrest for a crime. Police officers are good at making suspects feel like they’re guilty right away, rather than innocent until proven guilty. As such, it may be easy to forget that you have certain legal protections in these situations.
Your legal rights after an arrest include:
- The right to remain silent
- The right to have a lawyer present when getting questioned
- If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you
Anything you say can be used against you, so we advise you to cooperate with the police and be calm and polite at all times. Before you say anything to the police during questioning, exercise your right to an attorney. Your freedom depends on it.
Why Choose our Harrisburg Firm?
Choosing a criminal defense lawyer is not simple. With so much at stake in your situation, you need to retain a firm that will go above and beyond to help you move forward with the least amount of consequences from your charges. With this in mind, you could benefit from what we have to offer.
- 50+ years of combined experience
- Board-certified for 25+ years
- Certified in field sobriety testing
- Award-winning and highly-regarded team of attorneys
- Extensive experience in all breath testing equipment
- Custom defense strategies tailored to your unique situation
- Responsiveness, attentiveness, and compassion to all clients
We’re ready to get to work when you are. Drop us a line at (717) 775-6110 to learn your options and begin the process. We proudly service clients throughout Harrisburg, PA.
“Mr. Lauer is very knowledgeable and personable. He truly cares for each and every client that he defends.”- Teresa B.
“He made the impossible possible. Mr. Lauer went above and beyond with his defense strategies.”- Jodi P.
“Go with the lawyer that Wrote the Book! Go with Patrick Lauer!”- Brad T.
More Than 50 Years of Combined Experience
Board Certified for More Than 25 Years
More Than 200 Jury Trials & 40,000 Preliminary Hearings
Never Lost a Sex Case or Murder Case at Trial
Certified in Field Sobriety Testing
Exceptional Experience in All Breath Testing Equipment