Firm Philosophy

Personalized Service from a State College Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, we here at Rehmeyer & Allatt understand that this is a scary and confusing time.  Most new clients who reach out to us following an arrest, a citation, or a summons to appear for a preliminary hearing are facing criminal charges for the first time.  In our experience, the unknowns are the most terrifying for our clients:  What is the next step?  How will this affect my future?  Will I go to jail?  Will I lose my license?  Are they going to kick me out of school?  Will I be able to get a job?  And the list goes on…  At Rehmeyer & Allatt, addressing these concerns in a conscientious and personalized manner is our core value and answering these questions and putting your mind at ease is our first order of business.  The State College defense attorneys at our firm can give you a very broad overview of how the process will work, what your sentencing exposure is based on the charges you are facing, and can generally describe defenses available to you in an initial meeting. 

To assist in reducing the stress and uncertainty at a very difficult time, Rehmeyer & Allatt offers all prospective clients a free initial consultation.  We also understand that the circumstances of each individual case require a different working approach.  If you are calling on behalf of a friend or family member who is currently incarcerated, you can expect that we will immediately schedule a time to visit with them at the jail to discuss their case and how we at Rehmeyer & Allatt can help.  

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, please feel free to contact Rehmeyer & Allatt by calling us at 814-343-9860 to schedule a free consultation.    

Types of Cases

At Rehmeyer & Allatt, our criminal defense lawyers have experience representing individuals charged with a wide variety of crimes ranging from relatively minor summary offenses such as underage drinking and disorderly conduct to major drug crimes and violent felonies.  We also have experience representing individuals who are named as defendants in complaints under the Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse act (PFA) as well as persons facing criminal charges for violating the terms of a PFA.   If you would like to learn more specifics about some of the types of cases that we handle at Rehmeyer & Allatt please click on one of the links above or contact us directly 814-343-9860 for a free consultation.     

Why Rehmeyer & Allatt

Rehmeyer & Allatt is a dedicated litigation law firm with extensive trial and courtroom experience. Unfortunately, far too many criminal defense attorneys lack courtroom experience and either the confidence or the ability required to effectively litigate and ultimately try a criminal case.  Accordingly, many attorneys will push their clients in the direction of a plea agreement where a plea might not necessarily be advisable.  True, in many cases a negotiated plea agreement is the most sensible means of bringing a criminal case to a conclusion, but effective plea negotiation requires the willingness and ability to take a case to trial if negotiation fails. 

In the vast majority of criminal cases, at some point you can anticipate that the Commonwealth will provide you with a plea offer.  However, here at Rehmeyer & Allatt, a State College defense lawyer will not attempt to “sell” you on a plea in an effort to bring the case to a swift conclusion unless doing so is in your best interest.  Accordingly, properly advising our clients requires not only a thorough understanding of the circumstances surrounding your case and the available factual and legal defenses, but a thorough understanding of our clients’ unique concerns and goals. 

At Rehmeyer & Allatt, we strive to provide the very highest level of personalized service, attention and availability.  We understand that each case is unique and pride ourselves on approaching each case from a client driven perspective.  We do this by making ourselves available for meetings and phone calls as often as possible.  We have found that being able to speak directly with your attorney at any time during the process is an invaluable resource to our clients.  It gives them the peace of mind to know that their case is in the rights hands.

 

Our Office

1317 N. Atherton St.
State College, PA 16803

T. 814.343.9860

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