Derek Steenson

Criminal Justice Attorney Serving Philadelphia And Surrounding Areas
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Posted on Mar 22, 2019 - It can be hard to defend yourself against a drug charge in the state Pennsylvania, as it often seems as if you are fighting an army of judges, prosecutors and police officers. And it also seems as if their focus is only on boosting their own public image and coming up wi...

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Criminal Defense Philly

Feb 20, 2019 – Feb 17, 2020

Many people in this country do not know their rights within the ambit of the law. There are vital questions here, and these questions require specific answers. You have a right to refuse to talk to the police. If you do not cooperate with the police, you are perfectly within your rights.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019

When you have been apprehended by the police, you will need to start thinking about your defense. As soon as possible, it is essential to hire a criminal defense attorney. At Derek Steenson Attorney at Law, we have the knowledge and experience to build a strong case and to gain you your freedom. ...

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Posted on Jan 24, 2019

My legal practice focuses on obtaining results and avoiding any criminal convictions. As an experienced trial attorney in Philadelphia, I know that that criminal charges can be scary, but you do not need to be by yourself. I deal with district attorneys, police officers, and others who work in th...

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Posted on Jan 23, 2019

A countdown clock begins when you are arrested. You must prepare your defense strategy in a very limited time and Derek Steenson, attorney at law, is a Philadelphia criminal attorney that can provide you with the most optimal outcome. Our law firm can give you the legal advice you need when facin...

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Posted on Jan 22, 2019

You Should Know Your Rights.
Many people in this country do not know their rights within the ambit of the law. There are vital questions here, and these questions require specific answers. You have a right to refuse to talk to the police. If you do not cooperate with the police, you are perfectly...

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Posted on Nov 30, 2018

If you have been arrested for a crime in Philadelphia the time to act is right now. Derek Steenson Attorney at Law has an office in downtown Philadelphia and can help you understand your charges and implement a legal strategy for your case. Mr. Steenson can provides legal services for armed robb...

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Posted on Nov 29, 2018

Don't face criminal charges alone if you have been arrested in the Philadelphia area. Implement an aggressive criminal defense strategy with the help of Derek Steenson. Schedule your one-on-one consultation today and explore your options.

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Criminal Defense

  • Misdemeanors

    Misdemeanor charges are considered to be less serious than other offenses such as felonies and homicides in the state of Pennsylvania. The penalties for misdemeanors include probation, fines and in some instances jail time. It is my duty as your attorney to do my best to reduce your exposure to penalties and to beat your case.
  • M1 - 1st Degree Misdemeanor

    The maximum penalty for first degree misdemeanors in Pennsylvania can be up to five years in jail with an associated fine of no more than $10,000. These 1st-degree misdemeanors are the most serious of misdemeanor crimes.
  • M2 - 2nd Degree Misdemeanor

    For second-degree misdemeanors in Pennsylvania, the penalty could be up to two years in jail along with a fine not exceeding $5,000. This category of crime includes resisting arrest, simple assault, giving false statements to the authorities, recklessly endangering another person, theft of property valued greater than $50 but not exceeding a monetary value of $200, as well as other transgressions.
  • M3 - 3rd Degree Misdemeanor

    Up to one year in jail accompanied by a fine of up to $2,500, is the penalty in Pennsylvania for third-degree misdemeanors. Although being the least serious of these types of offenses, they are still classified as criminal offenses and include presenting false identification to police, property theft below the value of $50, disorderly conduct, defiant trespassing, harassment, and other such offenses.
  • Felony

    Pennsylvania is very strict about its most important laws, and felony charges are very stern. Convicts are incarcerated for years and sentences can range from moderate to severe. Serious charges require a tough defense to beat, and the consequences of failing will seriously change a life. Many defendants struck a plea bargain because they did not have faith in their lawyer to defend them or else thought their lawyer was biased. There is no reason to have to put up with disloyal advocates. A life is at stake, possibly your own. Everyone has the right to a competent and faithful representative. Lawyers have to have a reputation for objectivity and trustworthiness. A lot of information is given to a person that would not normally be given to a judge or prosecution attorney. The lawyer working with you cannot be just another interrogator. They cannot be assumed to be just a part of the system. Trust a firm that is independent and works for its clients and nobody else.
  • DUI - Drunk Driving Charges

    If a bad choice has led to DUI charges, you cannot go back and change what happened, but you can make the wise choice of calling the best DUI lawyer in Philadelphia. When you've been charged with DUI (driving under the influence), protect your rights by calling Derek Steenson, Attorney at Law. As a leading lawyer in Pennsylvania, Derek has seen and dealt with numerous DUI cases and can offer you advice and legal help to keep your mistake from becoming a permanent mark with a felony record. When you are faced with DUI charges, being convicted on the felony will have immediate and long-term results. A felony conviction can mean years in jail, debt from fines, and the loss of your job. The effects will follow you and create great difficulties in finding a job in the future. Derek Steenson is an experienced attorney and wants to help you keep your indiscretion from wreaking havoc on your life. DUI charges are serious and should be handled as such. Call today!


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Hire The Best Criminal Defense Attorney

3 Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defender 
Attorneys in Philadelphia, PA 

The legal advisors to criminal defenders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, act as the hero of the people who is being investigated with criminal charges. Hiring a criminal legal counsel makes the procedures smoother and less demanding. He will offer help and direction to identify with legitimate problems. 

1. Decrease your discipline or detention
Legal counselors of criminal defenders can help regardless of whether you are found to be responsible. A talented lawyer can limit your sentence and fines. In any case, it is essential to hire a legal counsel when accused of a crime. Any kind of carelessness can cost you a considerable amount in the long term. A qualified legal advisor will be the brains of each of the confirmations to put together a solid case that will help you diminish your discipline in case you are found guilty. An alleged lawyer will have great notoriety in court. 

2. Investigate your case
Perhaps the policeman who captured him has lost the most indispensable confirmations that can prove his honesty. Your lawyer, Derek Steenson will explore the case basically. He will use a variety of assets to organize confirmations to safeguard his rights. 

3. It gives you genuine feelings of serenity
Regardless of how much you think about the law, or regardless of whether you are a legal advisor, do not speak alone. It is essential to hire a specific lawyer who has no passionate ties to your case. The authenticity and experience of your legal advisor will assume an urgent part to protect your rights. 

Keep in mind that your conviction will not only influence you but also the final destiny of your family. In case you are looking for a legal counsel specialized in a criminal defense in Philadelphia, PA, Harris County has the right options for you - Derek Steenson, Attorney at Law.

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