Our Criminal Defense Practice

At Tibbott & Richardson, we practice criminal defense with 3 core components in mind for every client case we take on: Tenacity, Passion, and Results. We have over 15 years of combined criminal defense experience that is un-matched in quality and positive outcomes. Clients trust us to protect their freedom, rights and futures when serious criminal accusations and charges are brought against them in Allegheny, Cambria and surrounding counties. We commit all of our resources and defense skills to standing up and fighting for their rights in a court of law. We are passionate about criminal defense in Pennsylvania. Our representation leaves no stone unturned, and provides our clients with all strategies, options and defenses allowed under the law. We make no personal judgments about any client we represent. We respect each client we serve. We demonstrate that respect through clear and prompt communication with you, and by working relentlessly on your behalf. Criminal defense work requires a tenacity and boldness when facing the prosecution. Knowing when to bargain and when not to back down is key to obtaining the best results possible in any criminal defense case.

Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Areas

We bring the highest quality of legal representation to our clients in Cambria, Allegheny and surrounding counties in the areas of:

All Federal Charges and State Charges

Probation/Parole Hearings Indirect Criminal Contempt (violations of Protection From Abuse [PFA] orders)

Driving Under the Influence – Driving After Imbibing – DUI

We specialize in challenging Breathalyzer or Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) results, the Reasonable Suspicion for the underlying Vehicle Stop, Probable Cause to Arrest, the Standard Field Sobriety Test, Chain of Custody, O’Connell Warnings, DL-26 issues, Miranda Warnings, Roadblocks, License Suspension, and all issues stemming from a DUI Stop.

Firearms

  • Persons Not to Possess, Use or Manufacture, Control, Sell or Transfer Firearms
  • Firearms Not to be Carried without a License
  • Carrying Firearms on the Streets or Public Property in Philadelphia
  • Possession of Firearm by Minor
  • Sale or Transfer of Firearms
  • Sale or Release of Weapons

All Drug Charges – Federal & State

  • Acquisition of a Controlled Substance by Fraud
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Simple Possession of A Controlled Substance
  • Unlawful Delivery of A Controlled Substance
  • Small Amount of Marijuana
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Contraband

Alcohol Related Offenses

  • Driving Under Suspension DUI Related
  • Underage Drinking
  • Homicide by Vehicle While DUI
  • Aggravated Assault by Vehicle While DUI
  • Corruption of Minors
  • Misrepresentation of Age to Secure Alcohol
  • Representing a Minor is of Age
  • Inducement of Minors to Buy Liquor

Theft

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Theft of Receiving Stolen Property
  • Retail Theft
  • Unauthorized Use of Automobile
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost or Delivered by Mistake
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received
  • Library Theft
  • Theft of Leased Property

Internet Crimes

  • Criminal Attempt Rape
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Unlawful Use of Computer
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Open Lewdness
  • Corruption of Minors
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Sexual Abuse of Children

Sexual Offenses

  • Rape
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Indecent Assault
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Unlawful Use of Computer
  • Incest
  • Prostitution
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Open Lewdness
  • Corruption of Minors
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Failure to Register Pursuant to Megan’s Law Requirements

Additional Criminal Defense

  • False Alarms
  • Ethnic Intimidation
  • Escape
  • Fraudulent or Deceptive Business Practices
  • Endangering Welfare of Children
  • Luring a Child in a Motor Vehicle
  • Unworn Falsification to Authorities
  • False Reports to Law Enforcement Officials
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Intimidation of Witness or Victims
  • Retaliation Against Witness or Victims
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Hindering Apprehension
  • Protection from Abuse
  • Criminal Contempt/Indirect Criminal Contempt
  • Simple Assault/Aggravated Assault
  • Voluntary/Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person

Traffic/Vehicle Violations

  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Reckless/Careless Driving
  • Fleeing or Alluding Police
  • Homicide by Vehicle
  • Aggravated Assault by Vehicle
  • Accident Involving Death or Personal Injury
  • Accident to Unattended Vehicles
  • Altered or Forged Title of Plates
  • Prohibited Activities Related to Odometers
  • Roadways Lane for Traffic
  • Speeding
  • Points on Licenses/License Suspension
  • Occupational Limited License
  • Probationary License
  • Habitual Offenders
  • All Other Vehicle Code Infractions

Additional Criminal Defense

  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Probation Revocations
  • Homicide
  • License Suspension
  • Grand Jury Testimony
  • Perjury
  • Juvenile Law
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Stalking/Harassment
  • Kidnapping
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Arson
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Appeals
  • Robbery
  • Forgery
  • Bad Checks
  • Credit Cards

We are proud to serve those who stand accused in Allegheny and Cambria Counties and surrounding areas. Their defense needs are as unique as their specific situations; and as unique as the rules and procedures of local law enforcement, Courts of Common Pleas and District Attorneys.

We have been defending members of these communities for well over a decade. We are natives of the areas we serve, and we stand ready to protect every client we take on with the tenacity, passion and results that they deserve.

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Beth’s involvement in criminal defense strategies and tactics has her largely regarded by her peers as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Pennsylvania.
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