Gettysburg Criminal Lawyer

Need a Gettysburg Criminal Lawyer?

Being charged with a Criminal offense in Adams 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 Gettysburg 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 (Gettysburg Criminal Lawyer) directly at 717-207-8188 to evaluate your options.

Why are good people choosing Banks Law Group’s Gettysburg Criminal Lawyer?

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 717-207-8188 for a free consultation and case evaluation.


Adams County PA Criminal Defense Attorney

Our Adams County Criminal Defense Attorneys and Gettysburg Criminal Defense Lawyer represent criminal defendants in 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 Adams County; Abbottstown PA, Arendtsville PA, Aspers PA, Bendersville PA, Biglerville PA, Bonneauville PA, Carroll Valley PA, Cashtown PA, East Berlin PA, Fairfield PA, Floradale PA, Gardners PA, Gettysburg PA, Hampton PA, Heidlersburg PA, Hunterstown PA, Idaville PA, Lake Heritage PA, Lake Meade PA, Littlestown PA, McKnightstown PA, McSherrystown PA, Midway PA, New Oxford PA, Orrtanna PA, Table Rock PA, York Springs PA.

Do not hesitate and wait, take control of your legal situation. Contact our Gettysburg, PA Criminal Defense Law Firm today at 717-207-8188 for an in depth case evaluation by one of our Gettysburg Criminal Lawyer.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Gettysburg Adams County

  • 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

Theft Offense in Gettysburg Adams County

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

Assault & Physical Offenses in Gettysburg Adams County

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

Drug Offense in Gettysburg Adams County

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

Expungement & Pardons in Gettysburg Adams County

  • Expungement
  • Pardon

Underage Alcohol Offenses in Gettysburg Adams County

  • Purchase
  • Consumption

Or any other PA Criminal Offense…


            County of Adams Court of Common Please
            117 Baltimore Street Room 401
            Gettysburg, PA 17325


District Attorney

            Adams County District Attorney’s Office
            111 Baltimore Street Room 6
            Gettysburg, PA 17325



            Adams County Sheriff’s Office
            117 Baltimore Street Room 4
            Gettysburg, PA 17325


County Prison

            Adams County Prison
            45 Major Bell Lane
            Gettysburg, PA 17325


Adult Probation

            Adams County Adult Probation Office
            117 Baltimore Street Room 302
            Gettysburg, PA 17325


Juvenile Probation

            Adams County Juvenile Probation Office
            19 Baltimore Street, Suite 105
            Gettysburg, PA 17325


Local Rules

Magisterial District Judges


Thomas R. Carr

34 East Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325


Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30


Daniel S. Bowman

45D West Hanover Street
Gettysburg,PA 17325


Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30


Tony Little

40 Church Road
East Berlin, PA 17316


Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30


Mark D. Beauchat

2267 Fairfield Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325


Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30

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