Hazleton Criminal Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Representation for People Facing Any Criminal Charges

You may be rightly worried about going to jail, losing your driver's license and other severe consequences when facing criminal charges. A criminal conviction can also have repercussions for employment, your family and your standing in the community.

At the Hazleton law firm of Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, we confront all criminal charges aggressively and strategically to limit the impact on your life. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer represents the accused in Luzerne County, Schuylkill County, Carbon County and other jurisdictions throughout northeastern Pennsylvania.

Exercise your right to retain an attorney. Contact us immediately if you are charged with a crime or have come under investigation and need a lawyer near Scranton, Wilkes-Barre or elsewhere in our broad service area.

Our Criminal Defense Practice Is Respected and Comprehensive

We handle the full gamut of offenses under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, the Juvenile Act and the Controlled Substance Act:

  • DUI (drunk driving)
  • Serious driving offenses such as driving under suspension, reckless driving, hit-and-run accidents or homicide by vehicle
  • Summary violations such as underage drinking, public drunkenness or disorderly conduct
  • Misdemeanors such as shoplifting, theft, or assault and battery
  • Felony charges such as burglary, robbery, arson, aggravated assault, sex crimes or homicide
  • Drug charges, including possession, possession with intent to deliver and delivery
  • Probation and parole violations
  • Juvenile court

Benefit From Decades of Experience in the Local Criminal Justice System

Attorney Bruce S. Miller has practiced primarily in criminal defense for more than 40 years. In addition to private practice, he served 17 years as public defender for Luzerne County and taught criminal law at Penn State University for several years.

Thorough preparation is the key to successful representation. Preparation involves not only investigation, legal research and strategy, but also active participation by the client and anyone else who can contribute to the defense. It means preparing for trial while capitalizing on opportunities to dismiss the charges or negotiate a favorable outcome.

We understand all that you have at stake. For a free consultation regarding any criminal matter, email us or call 570-861-5905. Hazleton-based criminal defense attorney Bruce Miller will speak with you personally or respond to your email inquiry.