Criminal Defense

Fighting For You Following An Arrest

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to know your rights and have an experienced defense lawyer on your side to protect them. Doug Marsico and Joe Sembrot are former prosecutors and experienced defense lawyers who represent defendants in the greater Harrisburg area, including Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. They have the experience and knowledge that you need in handling your case.

The Criminal Defense Representation We Provide

At Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., we defend clients facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania. If you have been charged with a crime or arrested, or if you believe you are under investigation for committing a crime, do not wait to contact a defense attorney. Doug Marsico and Joe Sembrot have more than 40 years of experience in criminal law, including service as prosecutors in the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Marsico and Mr. Sembrot taught seminars on criminal and traffic defense to other lawyers.

DUI Defense And Driver’s License Issues

The penalties for a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania are very serious. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need an attorney who understands the law and your rights in this specialized area. Find out more at our DUI defense page.

If you have lost your license due to DUI or traffic offenses, we can help you explore your legal options, which may include getting your license back. We have specific experience helping commercial drivers with a CDL avoid license suspension. Find out more about driver’s licensing issues.

Felonies/Misdemeanors

At Caldwell & Kearns, our attorneys will aggressively represent you for all Felony and Misdemeanor crimes and offenses.

We thoroughly investigate all cases to guarantee that your rights were not violated, and make sure that you’re protected.

You can always rely on us to protect you and your case.

We can help. Contact us to discuss your case.

Drug Offenses

At Caldwell & Kearns, we are dedicated to aggressively defending individuals arrested or accused of drug offenses. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights were not violated by any unlawful search by the police.

Our attorneys, including former prosecutors, are uniquely qualified to evaluate drug cases and provide expert advice on how best to defend your case.

We represent adults and juveniles charged with a wide range of drug offenses, including:

  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Synthetic marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription Pills

Criminal Appeals and PCRA

At Caldwell & Kearns, our attorneys are experienced in successfully representing clients on appeal following a guilty verdict. We are here to help you continue to fight your case on appeal.

Our attorneys regularly appeal cases to the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

We also represent clients filing PCRA Petitions. Our attorneys are here to discuss with you whether your prior lawyer’s ineffectiveness denied you a fair trial.

Sex crimes and SORNA

At Caldwell & Kearns, our attorneys are experienced in aggressively defending clients accused of sex offenses, including:

  • Child Pornography
  • IDSI
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Statutory Rape

We understand that these accusations can be personally devastating. We are here to help. We will investigate your case and assist you in preparing a vigorous defense.

If you were convicted of a sex offense, and your name appears on the PA Megan’s Law list, our attorneys can discuss with you your options. The law governing Megan’s Law/SORNA is constantly changing. We can discuss with you whether these changes can assist you in removing your name from the Megan’s Law list, or reducing the time you have to be included.

Corporate Investigations

At Caldwell & Kearns, our attorneys aggressively defend clients being investigated by Federal or PA State Authorities. Whether responding to a subpoena or a Grand Jury summons, we are here to help you.

We thoroughly investigate all cases to guarantee that your rights were not violated, and that you’re protected.

We represent individuals, corporations, and partnerships accused of:

  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud

White Collar Crime

At Caldwell & Kearns, our attorneys aggressively defend clients arrested for, or accused of, white collar crimes and offenses. We will work tirelessly to investigate your case and the allegations against you, and defend your rights.

It can be devastating, personally and professionally, to be arrested and accused of a crime. We are here to help you through this difficult time.

Our attorneys regularly represent clients accused of crimes in both federal and state court.

We represent individuals, corporations, and partnerships accused of:

  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud

Contact Us

Visit our FAQ page for more answers about drunk driving charges. Or, if you are facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania, contact us or call our firm today at 717-232-7661 to schedule your consultation.