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Bloomsburg Criminal Lawyer

Need a Bloomsburg Criminal Lawyer?

Being charged with a Criminal offense in Columbia County is very serious, scary, and costly. Depending on your situation, number of past offenses, and the facts of your case, a criminal offender could be facing; time in prison, significant fines, probation, and limited future job prospects due to a permanent criminal record.

However, there are options to alleviate the burdens of a criminal offense. Depending on the facts of your situation, you may be eligible for a pretrial diversionary program (ARD), rehabilitative probation programs, the dropping of charges, an acquittal, or eventual expungement of your criminal record. There are many variations of options and outcomes when dealing with criminal offenses. All depend on the facts of your case. At Banks Law, we fully understand the legal problems facing our clients and the options available for a positive outcome.

Attorney Banks and his Team of Bloomsburg Criminal Lawyers have represented United States Military Personnel, including Special Operators; Professional Athletes; Collegiate Athletes; College Professors; Teachers; Medical Professionals; Professionals from various industries; Large and Small Businesses; and many others. Several of Attorney Banks and his Team’s cases have garnered extensive media attention, including regional/national outlets such as Fox News, ABC News, Huffington Post, NY Times, and many others. Attorney Banks has also collaborated with a New York Times best-selling author, Kate Moretti, for his legal expertise to confirm, advise, and direct legal accuracy in a fictional crime novel.

Clients repeatedly choose Banks Law Group based on their no-nonsense approach coupled with their dedication to the client’s cause and overall results achieved. Do not hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation. Allow Banks Law to assist you every step of the way. Contact Attorney Matthew B. Banks (Bloomsburg Criminal Lawyer) directly at 570-218-7545 to evaluate your options.

Bloomsburg Criminal Lawyer: Why are good people choosing Banks Law?

At Banks Law, we fully understand that each case presents a unique set of facts, problems, and options for resolution. From the outset, Banks Law commits itself to providing each client with a thorough understanding of the case before them by answering every question and exploring all available options. We achieve this goal by personally dedicating ourselves to an in depth, hands-on approach that has a proven track record of positive results.

Here is what some of our recent clients have said about us:

“I am so glad that I found a lawyer who genuinely cares about his clients and gives the best useful advice. His sincere approach made me comfortable and confident that he would help me get the best possible results. Thank you Matt.” T.M.

“Matthew Banks represented me for a serious DUI charge and I was completely pleased with the results… All charges against me were dropped. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a DUI attorney.” R.L.

“When I initially called Matt he broke down the process and made sure that I knew all of the possible outcomes and tried to work the best deal for me.” J.R.

“When I first called Matt he felt concerned not only about my case, but I could tell he cared about me and my well being. He was honest and up front with my case. Not only was I pleased with the outcome, Matt also took one-step further to call with concerns of my well being. Generally, attorneys do not call you back.” D.P.

“I hired Matthew Banks to represent me in my DUI case, he did an exceptional job. Mr. Banks went over all available options for sentencing and explained everything clearly to me. He got me a great deal and remained helpful and interactive with me the entire trial. I would recommend Matthew Banks to my friends, family, and co-workers. Thanks Matt!” D.S.

“Very attentive and cares: During your primary phone call with Attorney Banks, expect to immediately feel comfortable with his advice. He is attentive and cares about your needs. He gives strong and note worthy advice that makes an impact. He is great with follow up and his fees are fair. Words cannot express how thankful I am to him. One of the best, truly.” Katie

“Best of the best: Dear Attorney Banks, My son, Joshua, had asked me to write you on his behalf. He just wanted to say thank you for everything your law firm did for him for all his cases. He especially wanted me to let you know that he felt Attorney Harakal went above and beyond for him at times. Attorney Harakal was on top of every case Josh had. He made many phone calls, court dates got changed ( a lot) and Josh was going from one jail to another. He worked with the advocate from the VA for Josh. Attorney Harakal always made time for me when I called on behalf of Josh ( and I called a lot!) He went to see Josh in jail, to make sure Josh understood what was going on. Both Josh and I have recommended your law firm to anyone who asks us if we know a good lawyer. Thanks to Attorney Harakal, Josh will be going back down to the VA on May 15, 2017, and getting into the PTSD program that he desperately needs. Thank you.” Margaret

“Awesome guy and lawyer! Mr. Banks took the time to make sure I understood and agreed to everything happening in my case. He made me feel comfortable in a very uncomfortable situation. He’s a great lawyer and a great guy. Its clear he enjoys what he does and puts all his effort and skill into every case, even a trivial one. I would highly recommend him to anybody needing a lawyer in the future.” Emily

“Matthew Banks will always have deepest gratitude. I never thought that I would find myself in trouble with the law. Being accused of a crime that I knew I was not guilty of, is still at the end of the day, a crime I was charged with. I was, and am very naïve about the law today. If you think that you understand the law because you watch crime shows on T.V. believe me you are mistaken. If you are in trouble, there is no one that could represent you better then Matthew Banks. Matthew is a very down to earth man who listened to me and represented me with the professionalism and skill that got positive results, and in the end, got my charge dismissed. If I would ever need an attorney in the future, there is no doubt, I would call Matthew Banks to represent me. He has my heartfelt thanks and my highest recommendation.” MDM II

“I was very pleased with Mr. Banks. Even when I felt like giving up he proceeded to fight for me and my case was dismissed. I know that had I not gone to him I would have ended up in a different situation. Also being a single mom with twins my finances are tight. The Banks Law Group setup a payment plan I could handle. Thanks again!!” A.B.

At Banks Law, you will always come first. Do not hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation today. Contact our office at 570-218-7545 for a free consultation and case evaluation. Call Today to speak directly with a Bloomsburg Criminal Lawyer.

Columbia County PA Criminal Defense Attorney

Our Columbia County Criminal Defense Attorneys frequently represent individuals facing DUI, Drunk Driving, Driving Under the Influence, ARD, Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, Possession With Intent to Deliver (PWID), Simple Possession, Possession of Paraphernalia, Assault, Harassment, Underage Drinking, Driving While License Suspended, and many other PA Criminal charges in the following communities within Columbia County including; Benton PA, Berwick PA, Bloomsburg PA, Briar Creek  PA, Catawissa PA, Centalia PA, Millville PA, Orangeville PA, Stillwater PA.

Do not hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation. Contact our Bloomsburg, PA Criminal Defense Law Firm today at 570-218-7545 for an in depth case evaluation by one of our Bloomsburg Criminal Lawyer.

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Bloomsburg PA Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

  • Drug DUI – Controlled Substances, Prescription Drugs, & Over-the-Counter Medicines
  • Chemical Test Refusals – BAC Refused
  • Highest Rate of Alcohol – BAC 0.16% or Greater
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Commercial Drivers
  • DUI By Minors with a .02% BAC or Greater
  • High Rate of Alcohol – BAC 0.10% to 0.16%
  • Low Rate of Alcohol – BAC 0.08% to 0.10%
  • General Impairment
  • First DUI
  • Second DUI
  • Third DUI
  • Fourth DUI

Bloomsburg PA Theft Offense

  • Retail Theft
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Deception
  • Bad Checks
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Burglary, Robbery
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking

Bloomsburg PA Assault & Physical Offenses

  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person (REAP)
  • Simple Assault
  • Harassment
  • Stalking

Bloomsburg PA Drug Offenses

  • Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Simple Possession
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID)

Bloomsburg PA Expungement & Pardons

  • Expungement
  • Pardon

Bloomsburg PA Underage Alcohol Offenses

  • Purchase
  • Consumption

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            Columbia County Courthouse
            35 West Main Street
            Bloomsburg, PA 17815

District Attorney

            Columbia County District Attorney’s Office
            35 West Main Street
            Bloomsburg, PA 17815


            Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
            35 West Main Street
            Bloomsburg, PA 17815

County Prison

            Columbia County Prison
            721 Iron Street
            Bloomsburg, PA 17815      

Adult Probation

            Columbia County Adult Probation
            35 West Main Street  
            Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Juvenile Probation

            Columbia County Juvenile Probation
            35 West Main Street  
            Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Local Rules

Magisterial District Courts

District Court 26-3-02

Justice Richard Knecht
Voice: 570-759-0359
Fax: 570-759-9230
339 West Front Street
Berwick, PA 18603
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District Court 26-2-01

Justice Russell Lawton
Voice: 570-784-1868
Fax: 570-784-9061
700 Sawmill Road, Suite 102
Bloomsburg, PA 17859
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District Court 26-3-03

Justice Craig Long
Voice: 570-356-2309
Fax: 570-356-2019
400 Fisher Avenue
Catawissa, PA 17820
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District Court 26-3-01

Justice Doug Brewer
Voice: 570-458-5501
Fax: 570-458-0252
673 North State Street
PO Box 180
Millville, PA 17846
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