Criminal Law and Traffic Matters

Mongiovi Law, LLC offers a personalized “hands on” approach to all aspects of Criminal Defense (Felonies, Misdemeanors and Summary offenses) and Traffic matters.  Remember that a person is innocent of his criminal charges until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Where a jury trial is permitted, all 12 jurors must unanimously render a verdict of guilt (12-0) against you for there to be a conviction, unless you plead guilty to the criminal charge(s).  We will provide you with an aggressive defense, and prudently guide you through a case advising you of all of the best alternatives and strategies through each stage of the process.  We have experience and can assist you with various aspects of cases, including, but not limited to the following:

DUI - Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI/DAI/DWAI):

  • Centralized DUI Court in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • ARD
  • CRN Evaluations
  • Sentencing Requirements
  • License Suspensions
  • House Arrest & Electronic Monitoring
  • Mandatory Jail Terms
  • Conditions of Probation/Parole
  • Birchfield v. North Dakota - case regarding breathalyzers and blood tests - possible warrant needed to extract blood

ARD Program:

  • DUI
  • Non-DUI offenses
  • Acceptance, Rejection or ARD Panel

Expungements & Pardons:

  • Gubernatorial Pardons - application process and hearing before Pardons Board
  • Expungements of Certain Criminal Records:
    • ARD Offenses;
    • Juvenile Offenses;
    • Elderly Persons (70 years +);
    • Deceased Persons;
    • Offenses which were Pardoned by the Governor of Pennsylvania;
  • Restoring Your Rights / Removal of Disabilities:
    • Right to bear Firearms - Possession, Transfer, Transport, Control or Sale;
    • Right to serve on a Jury;
    • Right to Vote;
    • Right to seek and hold public office

Traffic Citations:

  • Speeding
  • Stop Sign Violations
  • Red Light/Traffic Signal Violations
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Driving Under Suspension (DUS)/Revoked Licenses
  • License Suspensions
  • Points
  • Careless Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Underage Drinking
  • Occupational Limited Licenses
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs)

Misdemeanors & Felonies:

  • Arraignments - Preliminary and Formal
  • Private Criminal Complaint filings
  • Preliminary Hearings
  • Status Conferences, PreTrial Conferences and Assignments to a Judge
  • Assault charges (simple and aggravated)
  • Bad Check charges
  • Bail Petitions to reduce or reinstate bail
  • Bench warrants for arrest
  • Burglaries
  • Drug offenses
    • Section 17 cases
    • Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
  • Embezzlement / Theft
  • Probation, Parole and Conditions
  • Parole Violation Hearings
  • Prison Visits
  • Sentencing Guidelines
  • Sexual Assault charges:
    • Sex Offender Registration Requirements & Frequency of Registration (15 years, 25 years or lifetime registration);
    • Sexually Violent Predator Designation;
    • Multiple Offenses;
  • Vandalism
  • Victim advice
  • Work Release Petitions

Miscellaneous Matters:

  • Juvenile Court
  • Domestic Violence/Protection From Abuse (PFAs) and violations of PFAs (Indirect Criminal Contempt of a PFA Order - ICC);
  • Federal and State Restrictions for PFA Final Orders after a hearing and a “Finding of Abuse”;
  • PFA Expungements;
  • Veterans’ Court;
  • Drug Court;
  • Mental Health Court;
  • Bad Check charge program.