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Do Your Charges Fall in Our Lancaster Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Practice Areas?

If you’re facing criminal charges, the legal system can be a frustrating and confusing experience. That’s why it’s essential to take the time to select the right Lancaster criminal defense lawyer for your case. You need knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel to protect your rights fully.

Our attorney at Marinaro Law has nearly three decades of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, plus a decade of experience as a forensic scientist with the Maryland State Police. His unique qualifications allow him to see evidence from a viewpoint most criminal defense attorneys can’t.

We understand the complexity and emotional toll criminal charges can bring. From drug crimes and theft to violent crimes and firearm violations, we can help you through complex legal matters. Schedule a consultation at our firm today.

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The Challenge of a Criminal Charge

When individuals are arrested or charged with a crime, the severity of the consequences can be frightening. Depending on the charge, you might face jail time, restitution, fines, loss of driving privileges, or registration as a sex offender. Our firm can protect your rights in the face of whatever charges you face.

Driving & DUI Offenses

police pulling over a car

Being charged with your first DUI or driving offense can become a major headache without proper legal representation. Whether a breathalyzer showed you had a general impairment, a high blood-alcohol content, or you were caught speeding or running a red light, you need legal counsel from our Lancaster criminal defense lawyer. 

Drug Crimes

man buying drugs

Drug crimes, whether you’ve been charged with possession or drug delivery, are serious charges. Upon conviction, you could face a prison sentence, hefty fines, and a criminal record, making it difficult to get a job or housing. Your future is worth protecting. Let our drug defense attorney help you!

Firearms Violations

A man holding a gun behind his back wearing a dark blue sweatshirt and blue jeans

A firearms violation can become more trouble than you may realize. Pennsylvania’s gun laws are extensive and complicated. Luckily, having a lawyer on your side who understands these charges, such as possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime or by a felon, can help you build a solid defense to protect your future. 

Internet & Cyber Crimes

A credit card hooked into a fishing hook on a keyboard

Internet and cyber crimes can range from attempting phishing schemes to access confidential information and cyberbullying to downloading or sharing child pornography. With Attorney Marinaro as your criminal defense lawyer, he’ll draw upon expert witnesses to uncover new pieces of evidence and challenge the claims made against you.

Juvenile Law

Two teens using spray paint to graffiti a wall

If you are 18 years of age or younger, facing juvenile criminal charges can be even scarier. You are unsure how your future will be affected if charged with crimes like truancy, graffiti, vandalism, shoplifting, drug possession, or underage drinking. Let the best Lancaster criminal lawyer at Marinaro Law help preserve your future. 


silhouette of a man breaking chains

Criminal charges can haunt you for years, affecting your employment, housing, or custodial rights. If it’s been several years since your last criminal conviction in Pennsylvania, and you have been on the straight and narrow since, you may wonder about a pardon or expungement. Don’t go through this process alone. Get help from our experienced attorney. 


A person is handcuffed and escorted down a hallway by a police officer.

Taking something that doesn’t legally belong to you can have serious consequences after conviction. Penalties may include jail time, fines, restitution, community service, and/or probation, depending on the property’s value. Attorney Marinaro will provide aggressive representation to limit your exposure to these consequences. 


A person enters a home at night through a backdoor.

A burglary charge in Pennsylvania means you have unlawfully entered a property that isn’t yours. It doesn’t mean you necessarily entered through forceful means or have taken anything. You could simply walk through an unlocked door with the intention of committing a crime. Our burglary lawyer knows the ins and outs of these laws, which is why you need him on your side if faced with burglary charges. 

Property Crimes

broken glass window reflecting blue sky

Property crimes can include a number of theft-related offenses, such as breaking into someone’s home or stealing a bottle of nail polish. Nevertheless, a property crime charge will negatively impact the rest of your life. Don’t let that happen to you. Get in touch with our property crimes lawyer in Lancaster, PA, today! 

Retail Theft

a thief slipping an item in coat

Retail theft or shoplifting can include several illegal actions. This charge can include taking merchandise offered for sale without paying for it, altering or removing price tags to deprive the merchant of the item’s full value, and so much more. Let our Lancaster shoplifting attorney help you if you face this charge. 


A man with a gun holds up a woman at a cell phone store.

Unlike burglary, robbery entails the use of force or threat of force in the occurrence of theft. So you could be charged with both robbery and burglary if you entered a property that you weren’t legally allowed to enter and then used force that resulted in bodily injury to someone else while stealing an item. The nuances in the law are small, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side. 

Violent Crimes

kid being bullied in school hall

Avoiding a county jail or state prison sentence, hefty fines, and a criminal reputation for life for violent crimes is best achieved with legal representation from an experienced violent offense attorney. Call us today if you’ve been charged with homicide, sexual assault, simple or aggravated assault, or another crime. 


man with clenched fist

If you are facing assault charges after a fight got out of hand or domestic violence charges, you need to choose a Lancaster criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Marinaro. With years of experience, he’ll prepare for a courtroom showdown from day one on your behalf. Let us help you avoid the devasting consequences of a conviction. 


close up of crime scene tape

Being charged with homicide can upend your life and carries the most severe penalties of all crimes if convicted. But having a criminal defense attorney with a decade of experience as a forensic chemist for the Maryland State Police can be vital in reviewing evidence. Don’t face the justice system alone. Get help from an experienced attorney today. 

Sex Offenses

handcuffs on a page of fingerprints

Sex offenses can range from indecent exposure and sexual harassment to rape and intercourse with an animal or child. These offenses can create serious repercussions if convicted, including registering as a sexual offender for life. It would help if you had a qualified Lancaster criminal lawyer on your side from pre-trial to sentencing.

White Collar Crimes

person creating a forged passport

Tax evasion, Ponzi schemes, and money laundering all sound like crimes of the rich and famous, but it happens here in Lancaster County more often than you think. If you have been charged with any of these white-collar crimes, investigators are already well ahead of any efforts you can now mount in your defense. Get a lawyer immediately.


man pocketing a $20 bill

Embezzlement is a white-collar crime that occurs when someone takes someone else’s money or property and uses it for their benefit. An example would be a payroll employee increasing their salary or paying funds to a fake contractor to steal the money. If you find yourself in this position, call our criminal defense lawyer today. 


gloved hands holing forged money

Some forgery charges may stem from a misunderstanding. Perhaps your boss asked you to deposit money at the bank, but unbeknownst to you, the bills were counterfeit. Other times forgery happens intentionally, like when someone alters another person’s will without their consent. Either way, you need a lawyer for your criminal case.


file folder of insurance claims

Fraud can cover many crimes, such as credit card fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, passing bad checks, and more. Charges can range from a summary offense to a first-degree felony, depending on the circumstances. We can help you face these charges and will fight for your rights and the future you hope to have. 

Get Help from a Highly Qualified Lancaster Criminal Defense Lawyer

Having a committed legal advocate on your side is essential when facing criminal charges. Don’t compound your misfortune by trying to represent yourself. Traffic violations, parole/probation violations, white-collar crimes, pardons and expungements, and so much more are all types of criminal charges we can bring to a favorable resolution for you.

Get help with your criminal defense at Marinaro Law by calling 717-397-7055 or toll-free 866-614-6520 or completing our online contact form. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but we offer evening and weekend appointments upon request. We offer services in English and Spanish, and we provide free consultations in some criminal defense cases.

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