A Compassionate, Honest & Responsive Pittsburgh Criminal Law Firm

At Joe Pometto Law, we make three promises. We promise to be compassionate, honest and responsive to the best of our ability, on each and every case. First, we commit to treating all of our clients with respect and dignity. Because, no matter the circumstances, and no matter the accusations, everyone deserves to be treated right. Next, we will be direct with our clients. Many people claim that their attorneys are not forthright from the beginning. Whether the truth is harsh, or rosy, we strive to give our clients the truth throughout the entire life of their case. Finally, we do everything we can to be responsive to our clients. Our lawyers and staff are accessible through email, telephone calls, text messages and even social media. We will set up several different ways to get ahold of our firm and it is our intention to respond to every single call or text. Our Pittsburgh Criminal Law Firm makes these promises because we value your time. We believe a law firm should make you feel like you have someone in your corner, fighting hard with you, every step of the way. As a criminal law firm serving Pittsburgh, Joe Pometto law takes cases all over Western and Central Pennsylvania.

DUI’s

Many people believe that DUI’s are open and shut cases. This is far from the truth. In many instances, the police may not have followed proper procedure when conducting the traffic stop or their investigation. Additionally, certain procedures must be done properly when the police are taking breath or blood samples. At Joe Pometto law we will analyze the procedures used by the police in order to spot an angle to fight the case. Performing such an analysis is crucial in DUI’s. A DUI can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, thousands of dollars in fines and even jail time. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. At Joe Pometto Law, we will use the Fourth Amendment as your shield to defend a DUI charge.

Traffic Ticket Cases

A speeding ticket or other moving offense can result in a license suspension and an increase in car insurance costs. If you possess a commercial driver’s license, the consequences can be even worse. You need a Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer to defend your case and at Joe Pometto Law we get excellent results for our clients. Even a driving on a suspended license charge can be fought and reduced with the correct strategy and knowledge. At Joe Pometto Law we understand that a driver’s license is crucial to working your job and providing for your family. We will do everything we can to protect your license and driving record so that you can beat that traffic ticket and continue to drive in a safe and legal manner.

Drug Crimes

In Pennsylvania, the charge of possession with intent to deliver is a felony that can result in jail time and a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. Also in Pennsylvania, a misdemeanor simple drug possession usually results in probation and can often be expunged from your record. However, the difference between possession with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor simple possession is very small. At Joe Pometto Law, we will use all means possible to beat a drug delivery case, and oftentimes we will attempt to get drug delivery cases lowered to simple possession. Let use our resources and experience to beat your drug charges or to get you the best result possible.

Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault

You can be charged with aggravated assault and simple assault, even in scenarios when you did not touch someone and nobody was actually hurt. Just the attempt to touch or hit someone can result in very serious felony or misdemeanor charges in Pennsylvania. It takes careful analysis of the law, and the facts of the case, to defeat these types of cases because sometimes the prosecution will attempt to prove them even when there was no clear intent to cause harm. Joe Pometto Law has the knowledge and dedication necessary to defend and attack allegations of aggravated assault and simple assault.

Bond and Bail Modifications

When arrested or charged with a crime, a magistrate judge will issue bond for a Defendant. Bond is a condition or term that a Defendant must meet before they can be released back into the community. Bond conditions can require the Defendant to post money or to wear an electronic home monitoring device before they are released from jail. Having an attorney argue on your behalf for bond is a critical part of any criminal case. If you are stuck in jail, you may not have the money or the resources to properly defend your case. Joe Pometto Law knows the ins and outs of the bond system in Pennsylvania and will prepare a persuasive argument to get your bond lowered or modified so that you can remain free while awaiting trial.

Warrants for Arrest

If you are facing a felony charge, a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest. Even if you are not facing a felony, a warrant may be issued against you. Warrants can be issued for non-payment of fines or restitution and for violations of probation or bond conditions. If a warrant is issued against you, that means that law enforcement, pretty much anywhere in the country, will now be on alert and seeking to arrest you. Many times people are arrested on warrants and they never saw it coming. If you are aware of a warrant, or think you may have a warrant, Joe Pometto Law can help. We can find out the reasons for your warrant and we can take measures to possibly help you avoid jail on it or reduce any time in jail that you may face.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges can be very complicated. Oftentimes, there is a protection from abuse order involved and one or both individuals are removed from their home. Sometimes children are involved, and custody and care of the children is paramount. At Joe Pometto Law we will provide advice and direction on how to handle all aspects of a domestic violence issue. There is a whole toolkit of options that we will exercise as your attorneys to steer domestic violence cases to a positive outcome. We will fight for our client’s innocence and to make sure that any children or other family members are protected in the process.

Theft Crimes

Ranging from receiving stolen property to retail theft, there are many theft crimes out there that you may be charged with. One tactic sometimes employed by law enforcement involves charging people with theft crimes who may have been minor actors in the incident or played no role at all. Skilled attorneys are necessary to require strict proof that the crime occurred the way that it is alleged. Theft crimes can impact a person’s job prospects for years to come and therefore it is very important to fight these cases and advocate for the best resolution possible. You need a Pittsburgh criminal lawyer who will help you get the best results possible.

Underage Drinking Crimes

In the greater Pittsburgh area underage drinking offenses are often charged at college campuses or around sporting events. What many people may not know, is that if a college student is convicted of an underage drinking offense or other similar crime, it can result in disciplinary action from the university. The university discipline action can be even more damaging than the criminal offense itself. Thus, it is important to fight the criminal offense right from the beginning in order to make sure the issue does not escalate through the school. Joe Pometto Law has experience handling these types of cases and protecting the records of college students or anyone similarly charged.

Sex Crimes

Under the dual jurisdiction of Megan’s Law and SORNA (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act) anyone convicted of certain sex crimes may be required to register in a national sex offender database. The consequences of registration in the database are oftentimes more severe than other criminal penalties such as jail time or probation. It takes delicate and skilled care in order to move a person charged of such crimes through the system and to a successful result. Joe Pometto Law has experience handling sex crimes and helping those accused avoid registration. We will do our best to fight for you every step of the way.

Contact Joe Pometto Law Now for a Free Consultation

From drug crimes, to gun cases, to underage drinking, Joe Pometto Law is here to help. We have represented clients in countless scenarios and steered them to safer waters. With attention to detail and focused care for each client, lean on us to help you beat your charges. We provide representation to clients in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, but we also practice in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Washington, Washington County, Beaver, Beaver County, Butler, Butler County, Indiana, Indiana County, Kitanning, Armstrong County, Johnstown, Cambria County and anywhere in Western Pennsylvania where our services are needed. Call or text (412) 593-4529 or send us an email on our contact form to set up a free and confidential consultation. Get in touch with a criminal lawyer serving Pittsburgh right now.

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Joe Pometto

Attorney Joe Pometto draws on a well of varied experience to inform his law practice. He has represented individuals in state and federal courts as well as in mediations, arbitrations, unemployment hearings, criminal defense proceedings and small claims court. Mr. Pometto has also represented corporations as defense counsel allowing him to draw on this insight when standing up to employers on behalf of employees.

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