Attorneys Dedicated to the Practice of Criminal Trial Litigation

Our Firm offers Pennsylvania residents living in the Lancaster area valuable legal service in criminal cases. Our Firm has the experience, knowledge and track record necessary to ensure you will be aggressively defended by a caring and capable criminal defense team.

Alcohol / DUI Crimes

Miller Lyden P.C. represents individuals charged with alcohol offenses ranging from defending Public Drunkenness charges and Pennsylvania DUI offenses to Vehicular Homicide. From the moment you are charged and through all levels of the criminal court process we are there to help you in this time of need. We have helped others before, and possess the knowledge and expertise to guide you through this process and to ensure that you are provided with the best possible option and solution.

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Violent Crime Litigation

Violent crimes in Pennsylvania are some of the most viciously sought out convictions by prosecutors due to their impact on the community and victims of the crime. Whether the offense ranges from an armed Robbery or Aggravated Assault, down to a Simple Assault or Recklessly Endangering charge, these crimes can have serious implications on an accused.

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Parole & Probation Violations

A probation violation is a serious offense in Pennsylvania. Individuals that have been placed on probation or parole in Pennsylvania and that fail to follow the terms of the probation as ordered by the court may face time in jail, or even prison depending if the original or new criminal charge was a misdemeanor or a felony. Prosecutors are often very hard on people who have allegedly violated their probation. The way they view things, you have been given a chance and have failed to do the right thing.

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Pardons / Expungement

Expungement and Governor’s Pardons are the only way in which an individual with a prior record can obtain a ‘clean slate.’ Though time-intensive and left to the discretion of the Court or Governor to grant, these documents when signed grant a new opportunity to move forward without the shackles of a criminal record.

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Criminal Appeals

Often an accused person believes that the outcome of his or her case is unfair or unjust. In such a case, after having been convicted at trial or having pled guilty, that person has the right to appeal. In Pennsylvania, the next stage of appeal goes to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court thereafter. The right to appeal also exists beyond the Courts of Pennsylvania. An accused person may also seek relief in federal court.

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Drug Crimes

If you have been charged with a drug crime it is of the utmost importance that you speak with an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney who has drug crime experience. The skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer will be able to challenge illegal search and seizures, forensic evidence presented by prosecutors, and if needed negotiate the best plea bargain possible.

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Sexual Offenses

As a firm experienced with sexual assault and child sex offense cases, Miller Lyden P.C. has successfully defended many clients facing these serious charges. In some cases, we have even stopped the investigation of our clients, resulting in no charges being filed. While in others, we have obtained mitigated charges and reduced penalties.

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Juvenile Law Matters

Children in Pennsylvania are not immune to criminal prosecution and in the event that a minor child is exposed to criminal charges, an experienced juvenile legal team like the attorneys at Miller Lyden are needed to avoid the potential consequences of criminal record—a conviction that can haunt your child into their adulthood and impact both their education and career.

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Property Crimes

Property crimes make up one of the largest categories of criminal charges in Pennsylvania and offer the widest variety of disposition options available to both the accused and his defense counsel. Ranging from crimes like Burglary and Extortion down to Defiant Trespass and Retail Theft, property crimes take a toll on the economic well-being of the community in which we live in.

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Traffic Violations

When you have been charged with a traffic violation, you may believe the most cost effective action would be to just pay the ticket and be done with it. Conviction for a traffic violation can lead to fines and penalties, as well as significant increases in your auto insurance premiums as a result of the points that may be added to your driving record. An experienced lawyer can help minimize the consequences of a traffic ticket.

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We are experienced criminal defense lawyers can ensure that your rights are protected and advise you of your options. If you are charged with homicide, your liberty and reputation – and your life – are at stake. We will work to convince the authorities to reduce or dismiss cases at their inception – before reputations are destroyed and life and our very liberty is in peril.

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