Pittsburgh Violent Crimes Attorney

Have you been charged with a violent crime in Pennsylvania?

You need an aggressive criminal attorney who can put together smart defensive strategies designed to protect your rights and beat your case. Through our extensive experience at Ketchel Law, we will  develop a strong strategy in order to contest your case and/or lessen the fines and penalties.

Our number one goal is to have your case dismissed.

Criminal defense trial attorney Justin J. Ketchel has successfully defended cases involving attempted homicideaggravated assaultsimple assault, terroristic threats or weapons charges.

The Pennsylvania criminal justice system must presume you are innocent of all charges unless a judge or jury finds you guilty. At Ketchel Law, our greatest strength lies in critically analyzing and dissecting the details of a police officer’s report looking for inherent weaknesses and questioning the testimony of any experts or witnesses.

Remember, being charged with a crime, does not mean that you will be convicted.  It is extremely important that you are represented properly throughout the duration of your case.

We specialize in criminal defense in Pennsylvania of the following violent crimes:

You must realize that your initial hearing is a critical stage of the process. Don’t wait to take action—if you have been arrested and charged with a violent crime, contact Ketchel Law today to schedule your FREE initial consultation412-456-1221.

The arresting police officer and district attorney are well-trained with numerous resources. It is critical that you have an attorney who is able to completely beat your case. Penalties for a Violent Crimes conviction could include a lengthy prison sentence, including life in prison, or the death penalty, house arrest, probation, legal fines and expenses, and loss of employment.


Homicide cases remain the highest priority for District Attorneys. In Pennsylvania, these cases are vigorously prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and high-quality representation is absolutely critical. Penalties for a homicide or attempted homicide conviction could include a lengthy prison sentence including life in prison or the death penalty. If charged with homicide or attempted homicide, do not delay in contacting an aggressive Pittsburgh Homicide Attorney


Are you facing Pennsylvania assault charges for fighting, simple assault or aggravated assault? You or your family could face assault charges even if you did not start the fight. You could be at the mercy of a police officer taking an angry, vengeful or prejudice witness, ex-girlfriend or spouse over your word. Right now you need aggressively represented by a seasoned assault attorney. Call Ketchel Law today at 412-456-1221 for a free consultation.


Gun charges are serious charges with serious consequence. Most gun offenses are felonies carrying extensive sentences, even for individuals with no criminal record. If you are arrested for a drug crime and the police discover a weapon you are facing a harsh mandatory minimum sentence for committing a drug offense with a gun. Pennsylvania judges are consistently invoking mandatory 5-year minimum prison sentences. If you do not want this to be you, contact a gun violation attorney in Pittsburgh today. 

Our number one goal is for your criminal charges to be reduced or dismissed.

Call Ketchel Law today at 412-456-1221 for a free consultation.

You have guaranteed rights; we will make certain that your rights are protected. Justin J. Ketchel is a member of and certified by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers affording him cutting edge information which addresses the most current and relative issues in the criminal defense arena.

At Ketchel Law we will do everything we can to minimize your expenses. You are never charged for phone calls or emails and your initial consultation is always free. We understand what you are going through and will tirelessly fight on your behalf to ensure that your arrest has a minimal impact on every aspect of your life.

Call Ketchel Law at 412-456-1221. We take your case seriously and are committed to providing quality legal advice.