The sentencing attorneys at The Zeiger Firm understand that many crimes carry a “mandatory minimum” sentence, that is, the sentencing guidelines do not apply. The sentencing lawyers at the Philadelphia office of The Zeiger Firm know when all of the mandatory sentencing issues come up and are able to advise their clients in advance of what they are facing at sentencing. In Pennsylvania, crimes carrying “mandatory minimum” at sentencing include: gun crimes; sex crimes; drug crimes; drunk driving crimes; violent crimes; and others. For these crimes, the legislature has taken the decision-making power away from the courts and specified exactly what happens to the person convicted of the crime. In many cases, considerations such as prior offenses and extenuating circumstances must be ignored by a judge. In short, if you are found guilty of a crime, the judge must impose a harsh, minimum sentence.
Given the serious punishment involved in crimes with “mandatory minimum” sentences, it is essential that you hire an attorney who understands the laws, rules and procedures that apply to these cases. The laws requiring “mandatory minimum” sentences are often complex, and it is important to hire an attorney who understands the rules and recognizes that small differences can have an enormous impact upon the nature of a sentence and if, or for how long, an accused will be in jail. Our attorneys consider every option. First, we advocate intensely proving your innocence. Then, if necessary, we fight to reduce jail time, fines and other penalties.
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers at The Zeiger Firm understand the laws, rules and procedures necessary to fight zealously on your behalf. We never forget that our most important goal is obtaining the best results for our clients. We work hard for our clients, explaining their options and keeping them updated about the status of their cases.
When you, a family member or friend need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorney to represent you after an arrest or charge for a crime carrying a “mandatory minimum” sentence, contact The Zeiger Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-546-0340 or send us an email via the form below.