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Bucks County Criminal Attorney

Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Serve the Accused

If you have been accused of a crime in Doylestown or Newtown, PA or Trenton, NJ, the criminal defense attorneys of Kardos, Rickles & Hand are prepared to provide you with the most vigorous and effective defense possible. Our team of lawyers includes a former police detective/undercover narcotics agent and a former district attorney and public defender.

Our Bucks County criminal attorneys possess extensive knowledge of the system, the judges, the police and the prosecutors in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We have cultivated a trusting relationship with the local law enforcement community in each state that is based on mutual respect. They know we will not waste their time and that we are practical, no-nonsense criminal defense lawyers who believe in our clients and are willing to go to trial to defend them.

What Are Common Types of Criminal Cases?

No matter the reason you need a criminal defense attorney, our criminal law firm is capable and ready to defend your case. We can help with the following cases:


Across the country, DUI / DWI laws are becoming stricter. If you have been stopped for driving under the influence, then you cannot afford to proceed without consulting a trustworthy criminal defense attorney. Battling a DUI charge is possible, but if you do nothing — or do not use a lawyer — you are much more likely to be convicted. Even on your first criminal offense, you’ll face costly fines, license revocation, probation and possible jail time if convicted. Additionally, you may have to complete alcohol safety courses and community service. Penalties for subsequent offenses become significantly greater.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are unique in that they carry a certain stigma. If convicted of a drug crime, you not only face fines and jail time, but may also have difficulty when you seek employment in the future. A team of criminal law attorneys from Kardos, Rickles & Hand can explain the different types of drug crimes. Offenses like minor possession of marijuana carry the smallest penalty. However, crimes like intent to distribute or drug trafficking are dealt with very harshly by the criminal justice system and are punishable by lengthy prison sentences.

Violent Crimes and Sex Crimes

Violent crimes and sexual offenses are the most serious crimes with which you can be charged. You face severe penalties if convicted, and you are also likely to have extreme difficulty obtaining gainful employment in the future. At Kardos, Rickles & Hand, our Bucks County criminal defense attorneys understand what is at stake and we are prepared to utilize every resource at our disposal to protect your freedom and your reputation.

Have Questions About Your Criminal Defense Case? We Have Answers

We are a comprehensive law firm that has been representing individuals dealing with criminal legal issues such as petty theft, DUI charges and more since 1981. With office locations in Newtown, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, any one of our Bucks County criminal attorneys are easily accessible to clients throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County and Mercer County. For more information, contact our firm online or call 215-968-6602 to see how we can help you.

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