Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery County Criminal Defense Attorney
Ashby Law Offices, LLC attorney Joanne Sallit Hull draws on her extensive criminal law background and experience in the justice system to provide our clients with effective, aggressive criminal defense representation.
Ashby Law Offices offers three convenient locations: Quakertown, Allentown and Doylestown. We practice criminal defense in Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery County for the following types of cases:
- Drug Charges, Possession and Paraphernalia
- Criminal Property Offenses (Theft, Robbery and Burglary)
- Traffic and Summary Offenses
- Assault Offenses
- Juvenile Delinquency Matters
Attorney Joanne Sallit Hull’s Experience
Attorney Hull’s background includes over seven (7) years of service as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office. In her role as prosecutor, Attorney Hull has handled thousands of criminal cases, many including serious felony charges. Her experience includes over 50 jury and thousands of non-jury trials.
Trial experience is extremely important for a criminal defense attorney because an attorney with first-hand trial experience, like Attorney Hull, has the knowledge to effectively negotiate with a prosecutor. If Attorney Hull cannot engineer a dismissal or plea agreement acceptable to her client, she will not hesitate to take a case to trial.
Types of Criminal Offenses
Through Attorney Hull, Ashby Law Offices, LLC, represents clients facing a broad range of criminal charges. Attorney Hull offers representation in the following types of offenses:
1. Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance / DUI
A DUI conviction can affect your life in many ways, not just with loss of driving privileges and incarceration, but also significant fines and employment consequences. Even a first offense requires an aggressive strategy by a lawyer experienced in handling DUI cases. Attorney Hull will use her litigation experience to determine where the charges can be attacked and minimized or dismissed based on the arrest circumstances, evidentiary issues, or other viable defenses.
2. Drug and Controlled Substances Charges
Pennsylvania drug charges can include, but certainly are not limited to, possession, paraphernalia, and distribution. If convicted, the penalties depend on the type and amount of drug, as well as any priors, among many other factors. The consequences of a conviction can be severe. Attorney Hull is adept at assessing and utilizing mitigating circumstances and factors to avoid conviction, or minimize the consequences thereof.
3. Criminal Property Offenses
Attorney Hull handles all types of serious criminal property offenses, including, but not limited to, auto theft, robbery, and burglary. She also provides knowledgeable representation for other felony and misdemeanor property offenses such as:
- Criminal trespass
- Criminal mischief/vandalism
- Retail theft/shoplifting
- Theft by unlawful taking or disposition
- Theft by deception
- Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake
- Receiving stolen property
- Theft of services
4. Traffic and Summary Offenses
If you are convicted of a traffic offense, possible negative outcomes include the imposition of points, an increase in insurance costs, fines, suspension or even revocation of your license, and/or mandatory incarceration. Attorney Hull will fight to secure your best outcome in every case.
5. Assault Offenses
Assault charges can arise from any circumstance or relationship – from a bar fight to a dispute between husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend. Attorney Hull has significant experience navigating the delicate scenarios presented by a familial or other intimate accuser. The accuser notwithstanding, Attorney Hull represents clients facing the following charges:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Reckless endangerment
- Terroristic threats
6. Juvenile Offenses
Handling a juvenile case requires a comprehensive understanding of juvenile law and the special processes that apply in juvenile court cases. If a child faces juvenile delinquency charges, representation by an attorney with juvenile law experience is absolutely essential. Attorney Hull’s experience with juvenile cases spans more than 20 years. Her extensive advocacy within the Court representing juveniles makes her uniquely well-positioned to represent juveniles in any type of court proceeding.
Contact Our Law Firm
Any conviction can lead to long-term consequences. The best decision you can make is to call an attorney with the significant litigation experience and inter-court knowledge that Attorney Hull has.
If you or a loved one may be or has been charged with an offense, contact Ashby Law Offices, LLC at 215-536-7606 or through our convenient online contact form and we will help you understand your options. We offer a free phone consultation and accept most major credit cards as payment for services.