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Criminal Defense

Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorney

Your future and your freedom are your most valuable possessions. Any type of run-in with the criminal justice system — whether minor or major — has the potential to cause serious damage. Fines, court costs, court-ordered classes or community service, a jail or prison sentence — these are all very real possibilities if you are facing state or federal criminal charges.

Committed to Your Needs Throughout Every Stage of the Criminal Process

At the Pittsburgh law firm of Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, criminal defense is the mainstay focus of our law practice. Our attorneys have decades of experience, and we are known as criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to our clients’ cases through every stage of the criminal proceedings.

  • If you are under investigation prior to a possible arrest, we will advise you and speak on your behalf to law enforcement officers.
  • If you have been arrested and charged, we will help arrange bail, explain the upcoming proceedings, represent you at all hearings, and help you decide on the best course of action. We will help negotiate a plea bargain or an alternative sentence, or we will push your case to a trial in search of a just verdict.
  • We have extensive experience with all levels of criminal appeals in both the federal and state criminal courts, including petitions for post-conviction relief under the Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) federal habeas corpus petitions and discretionary appeals to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • We also handle criminal record expungements, commutations and pardons — on behalf of clients seeking to clear an old arrest or conviction or to reduce a prison sentence.
Felonies and Misdemeanors? State and Federal Criminal Defense

At Farrell Weaver & Okun, our criminal defense lawyers have handled hundreds of criminal cases — from shoplifting to homicide. Our criminal defense practice extends to both state and federal criminal cases, including, but not limited to:

Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Farrell Weaver & Okun, we offer a free and confidential initial consultation to all new potential clients. Our offices are in downtown Pittsburgh, one block from the Allegheny County Courthouse, near the First Avenue T stop. Ample parking lots are located in the area.

To schedule an appointment with a Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer, call us at (412) 201-5159, or send an e-mail.

Client Reviews
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"This firm is absolutely amazing! From Erika who is sweet and always helpFul. To Tom's right hand ace attorney Lyle Weaver, and the man Tom Farrell is The Top appellate and criminal lawyer in Allegheny county and Pittsburgh!! These men gave me a second chance at my life... and while they are half way there! They got me a new trial, my freedom, and have no doubt they will get me the best resolution possible in the end! As I said Tom screw John Wayne your my hero! Thank you more than words can say!" J
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"Polite, courteous, respectful, and nice. Did a great job handling my traffic case." J.A.
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"Professional, Personable, Respected by his Peers, Tom Produces Results" D.C.
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“Courteous, professional, and knowledgeable… it felt like I was dealing with someone I knew. Lisle provided a quality of service I would have been happy to pay for, but I didn't have to, bill zero” J