Attorney Alexandria "Ally" Crouthamel Is A
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Your Rights Matter In A Criminal Case

It is a common tactic of prosecutors and police to make you think that by the time you’re charged, it’s already over. They have everything they need to convict you. You have no hope. You can do nothing. This is far from the truth, and you deserve an attorney willing to go as far as necessary to protect your rights.

Alexandria “Ally” Crouthamel of Crouthamel Law Offices is a lawyer who understands how important your rights are and how vital it is to protect them. As a public defender and conflict counsel, she has seen many people in east central Pennsylvania have their futures arbitrarily destroyed by the justice system. And that’s why she fights so hard for the people who come to her, whether they are her private practice client or her public defender client.

Holding Herself To A High Standard

Attorney Crouthamel uses her toughness and in-depth legal knowledge to craft a powerful defense against your charge. She fights each filing, questions each piece of evidence and defends your every right with determination.

You deserve a high standard of legal protection, and that’s attorney Crouthamel’s goal in every case. She defends clients against any criminal charge such as:

  • Assault, including simple assault charges
  • Murder
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Drug cases, including for possession, possession with intent and trafficking
  • Drunk driving

While you might be looking at severe penalties, you must remember that the law in Pennsylvania presumes you are innocent. Your criminal case is far from over. You have every right to protect your freedom and future with a strong defense.

Get Help With A Drunk Driving Charge

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are among the most common charges people face. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it isn’t a threat to you. If you stand accused of drunk driving, you want a lawyer who will fight for you as vigorously as necessary.

At Crouthamel Law Offices, attorney Alexandria Crouthamel represents people in east central Pennsylvania, including Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, and Bucks counties. She takes charge of your defense and moves quickly to meet the challenges ahead of you. When your future is in jeopardy because of a drunk driving charge, she can act as your advocate to protect your rights in any criminal matter.

Taking On Your Charges Head-On

While it may feel like the charges against you are rock solid, that is often far from the case. Defending against a DUI depends on a skilled understanding of the police. Attorney Crouthamel questions every single aspect of the case against you.

Each step in the DUI process is an opportunity for the police to make a mistake, trample on your rights and treat you poorly. With the aggressive, thorough representation of attorney Crouthamel, you stand a stronger chance moving forward.

Why A Tough Defense Matters

A DUI conviction comes with significant penalties that include fines, the loss of your license and even jail time. However, in addition to the legal penalties, you may find that job opportunities and even your housing status is in jeopardy because of your record. Attorney Crouthamel fights for your future at every step.

FAQs On Criminal Defense

Many clients come to attorney Crouthamel with questions about their situation and defense options, including:

What are Pennsylvania sentencing guidelines and matrix?

Pennsylvania sentencing guidelines are statutory directives established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and implemented by the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. These guidelines ensure consistency and fairness in sentencing across the state’s criminal justice system. They recommend a range of minimum sentences based on two key factors:

  • The seriousness of the offense, measured by the Offense Gravity Score (OGS)
  • The offender’s prior criminal history, indicated by the Prior Record Score (PRS)

These ranges allow judges to be flexible in determining appropriate sentences based on each case’s circumstances. The sentencing matrix supplements the guidelines by visually representing sentencing ranges based on offense severity and prior record.

The OGS represents the severity of the offense committed, categorized into different levels of seriousness, with corresponding numerical values assigned to each level. For instance:

  • A minor theft offense might have a low OGS of 1
  • A violent crime like aggravated assault could have a higher OGS, perhaps a 7 or 8

The PRS shows the offender’s prior criminal history, considering previous convictions and their severity. For example:

  • A first-time offender with no prior convictions would have a low PRS
  • A repeat offender with multiple serious convictions would have a higher PRS.

Once the OGS and PRS are determined, judges locate the appropriate sentencing range within the matrix.

What should I do If I’m arrested in Bethlehem or Northampton County?

If you are arrested in Bethlehem or Northampton County, remain calm and exercise your right against self-incrimination immediately. Then, seek the assistance of a qualified attorney. Do not engage in discussions with law enforcement until your attorney is present.

Understanding and asserting your rights early on can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

Get A Free Consultation

Find out what attorney Crouthamel can do for you by calling 610-857-7490 or sending an email. She stands up for you and fights for your rights so you can focus on holding onto what matters most to you. She serves clients in Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, and Bucks counties.