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Criminal Defense

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When charged with a criminal offense in Central Pennsylvania, a criminal defense attorney from Dusharm Law LLC will go to work to ensure that you get the best outcome. It is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to navigate the Pennsylvania criminal court process.

Our Criminal Defense Attorney, Tammy Dusharm, has nearly 15 years experience defending people accused of committing all types of criminal cases, from simple traffic offenses to serious felony offenses.  You can rely on Attorney Dusharm to work with you every step of the way to achieve the best possible result in your case.  Examples of criminal matters we have successfully handled for clients include:

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Sexual Offenses

Sexual offenses are perceived as one of the most serious offenses anyone can be accused of, particularly if the offense is alleged to have involved a child.  These offenses can be serious and have a lasting impact on the life of the accused.  Some sexual offenses have mandatory minimum prison sentences and lengthy periods of required registration as a sex offender.  The team at Dusharm Law LLC has years of experience successfully representing individuals charged with all types of sexual offenses, including: 

  • Rape

  • Rape of a Child

  • Indecent Assault

  • Aggravated Indecent Assault

  • Statutory Sexual Assault

  • Possession of Child Pornography

Even just being accused of a sexual offense can have a detrimental impact on your reputation, your employment, and virtually every aspect of your life.  Contact the office of Dusharm Law LLC as soon as possible after you are charged or learn you are under investigation for a sexual offense.  The sooner we become involved, the better your chances of reaching a favorable outcome.  There is a great deal we can do to help you protect your interests even before charges are filed.

Property Crimes

Crimes involving another person’s property are often referred to as “Property Crimes.”  Our criminal defense attorney, Tammy Dusharm, has years of experience assisting clients who have been accused and charged with many different property-related crimes, including:


  • Theft and Theft Related crimes

  • Burglary

  • Trespassing

  • Criminal Mischief

  • Damage to Property

Depending on the circumstances of your case, your criminal history, the amount of property that was stolen or damaged, and where and when the offense allegedly occurred, property crimes may be as minor as a summary offense or as serious as a first-degree felony.  Therefore, it is important for you to have capable legal representation with you throughout the process to ensure your rights are protected and that you can achieve the most favorable outcome in your case.  

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Offenses

DUI can relate to driving a motor vehicle after consuming too much alcohol to safely drive or driving while under the influence of a controlled substance.

DUI charges can be graded anywhere from an ungraded misdemeanor all the way up to a third-degree felony depending on the circumstances of your offense, including whether this is your first DUI, how intoxicated you were, whether you were under the influence of drugs, and whether there was an accident.

DUI penalties range from a possible probationary sentence in the case of a first offense to lengthy prison sentences if you have a prior history or if someone was injured during a DUI accident and often carry mandatory jail sentences and hefty fines.  Additional charges may be filed if someone was seriously hurt or killed.  If you are facing a DUI charge, you should seek qualified counsel from an experienced Pennsylvania DUI Attorney at once.  

Drug Offenses

Our firm has handled many different types of drug offenses, including simple possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, all the way up to serious drug trafficking charges.  Our criminal defense team has extensive experience in handling all types of drug offenses and will work with you to develop the strongest legal defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.  

Personal Injury Crimes

Our criminal defense team has successfully defended many individuals who were accused of committing personal injury crimes, i.e. crimes that either resulted in personal injury to another person or the threat of personal injury, such as:

  • Aggravated Assault

  • Simple Assault

  • Robbery 

  • Terroristic Threats

  • Harassment

  • Disorderly conduct

The grading and potential penalties for personal injury crimes can vary greatly, depending on the nature of the alleged conduct and the severity of the alleged victim’s injuries.  Some personal injury crimes may be resolved with a conviction to a summary offense only while others will require a jury trial on first-degree felony charges.  The penalties can range from a simple fine all the way up to a lengthy prison sentence.  Therefore, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of experienced legal counsel as soon as possible.

Traffic Offenses

Traffic offenses can be relatively minor such as minor speeding violations, but even some relatively minor traffic offenses can have significant ramifications, such as the loss of driving privileges. 

Probation/Parole Offenses

When an individual receives a sentence that includes a period of either probation or parole supervision, sometimes they find themselves accused of violating the terms of their probation or parole sentence.  Our criminal defense attorney is available to work with you to achieve the best possible outcome if you find yourself accused of violating your probation or parole. 

Homicide Attorney

Homicide crimes are among the most egregious because they involve taking another person’s life. In Pennsylvania, the penalties for a homicide conviction are unforgiving, including life in prison and, under certain circumstances, the death penalty. Criminal homicide falls into one of five categories in Pennsylvania: First-degree murder, second-degree murder, third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter. The defendant’s charge depends mainly on their intent at the time of the crime. Prosecutors pursue homicide offenses with zeal, in part because the public often wants to hold someone accountable. The Commonwealth’s haste to charge can sometimes lead to innocent individuals having to go to trial for a homicide they did not commit. Our criminal defense attorney understands the gravity of these accusations and that your life, freedom, family, and reputation are at stake. Upon meeting with our team, we will develop a strategy for casting doubt on the prosecutor’s case and solidifying all applicable defenses.

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