Unparalleled Criminal Defense Experience
- Focused exclusively on criminal defense
- Handled over 8,500 criminal defense cases
- Represented clients in more than 250 jury trials
- Represented clients in more than 1,000 non-jury trials and suppression hearings
Violent Crime Defense Attorney in Southeastern Pennsylvania
If you have been arrested for assault or another violent crime, your freedom is at stake. With the right attorney on your side, however, you can regain some control over your life. You can face the charge with the confidence of knowing that you have an experienced advocate fighting for your rights and freedom.
My name is John J. Kerrigan, Jr., and I have been representing people accused of serious crimes for over 35 years. I have handled over 8500 criminal cases, including 250 jury trials and 1000 non-jury trials. I defend people accused of all types of violent crimes, including:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Homicide and homicide by vehicle
- Domestic violence
- Making terroristic threats
- Other violent crimes
Contact me for a free consultation. I can review your case and discuss the steps my firm can take to defend your rights and freedom.
Aggressively Defending Assault Charges
If you are charged with a violent crime, you need a defense lawyer with a clear understanding of the available defenses and the experience to perform an effective investigation on your behalf.
Many violent crime cases involve the recollections of eyewitnesses, questions of hearsay, and other disputable facts. I will work with you to determine exactly what the prosecution can prove — and where there is reasonable doubt. If it can help your case, I will employ a private investigator who may be able to undermine the prosecution's case.
I will also examine the broader context of the event, and explore the possibility of a viable self-defense motive. If a potentially successful defense strategy exists, I will find it. I will discuss your legal options with you in a frank and honest discussion. If it is possible, I will seek to obtain a dismissal of the charge.
Pennsylvania law carefully defines assault and other violent crime charges by their degree of seriousness. I may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to obtain a plea to a lesser charge, which limits the penalties you receive. In other cases, an aggressive defense at trial is the best option. We will work together to find a solution that meets your goals and objectives.
Contact a Lawyer Today
For a free consultation, call 215-741-7144 or send me an e-mail. I represent clients throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, and also Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.