Berks County Criminal Defense Attorney

Looking for a lawyer to defend you in Berks County?

Are you a resident of Berks County and facing criminal charges on the state or federal level? My name is Curtis E. Barnes, Attorney at Law, and I proudly represent individuals who have been accused of committing criminal offenses. Regardless if you are facing charges for a minor misdemeanor offense or a serious violent felony, I am passionate about defending my clients and always pursue the most favorable outcome possible.

If you have been arrested for a crime, your future is at stake. A criminal conviction can incur a host of negative consequences including incarceration, thousands in fines, driver's license suspension, and loss of parental rights, community service, mandatory sex offender registration and more. With nearly 25 years of experience and as a former prosecutor, I have the knowledge and experience necessary to advocate on your behalf and aggressively pursue dropped charges, sentence and penalty reductions, a dismissal or an acquittal.

Why I should be your first call:

  • I have a bachelor of science degree in criminology.
  • I am a former prosecutor for the Berks County District Attorney's Office.
  • I have nearly 25 years of experience in criminal law.
  • I handle both state and federal cases.

As of 2010, Berks County was home to over 400,000 residents with a few of its treasured attractions including the Japanese-style pagoda that was built on Mount Penn in 1908, and the Reading Public Museum. With dozens of boroughs and townships throughout Berks County, its residents have their fair share of run-ins with the law just like anywhere else in Pennsylvania.

As a compassionate, yet aggressive Berks County criminal defense lawyer, I can defend clients against virtually any type of criminal charges, some of which include:

Q. What happens if I hurt someone while drunk driving?
A. When a DUI offense results in bodily injuries to another person or death, it can result in a felony conviction.

Q. What are the penalties for marijuana possession?
A. Possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and $500 in fines.

Q. What is a "white collar" crime?
A. White collar crimes are nonviolent, financially motivated crimes that can incur up to 20 years in prison. Common examples of white collar crimes include identity theft, forgery, fraud, counterfeiting, and embezzlement.

You can fight your criminal charges!

If you are facing criminal charges it's critical that you engage a Berks County criminal lawyer such as myself. Regardless if you are innocent or if you made a mistake, you could be convicted and face the full wrath of the criminal justice system and this should be avoided at all costs. Whether you are facing DUI charges or charges for a homicide crime, you need an aggressive criminal lawyer who will not only protect your rights, but expose any potential errors made by law enforcement or flaws in the case.

As a former prosecutor with nearly 25 years of experience, I have insight into how the prosecution operates and will work tirelessly to turn things around in your favor for the sake of your future and your family.

Arrested for a crime in Berks County? Don't go down without a fight, contact my office today!

Berks County Resource Links

Criminal Defense Information Center
About Berks County
Berks County Sheriff's Department

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