Compassionate And Zealous
Advocates In Hazleton

Charged With A Violent Crime? We Can Help.

If you have been charged with a violent crime such as aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats or weapons offenses, you need to seek out the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

At Olexa & Casari in Hazleton, we know how to fight violent crime charges, and we know how to win. We are a proven criminal defense law firm with a proven track record of success standing up for the accused.

Protecting Your Future Every Step Of The Way

Violent crimes can have a serious impact on your future, especially in cases where a spouse, partner or family member is concerned. We represent people facing a broad range of felony and misdemeanor violent crime charges in Pennsylvania, including:

  • Assault (including simple, felonious, physical, aggravated, sexual and verbal assault)
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Armed robbery
  • False imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter and murder

Our firm employs an experienced, licensed investigator and independently evaluates all of the evidence against our clients, often resulting in charges being reduced or eliminated without ever having to go to trial.

Safeguarding Your Rights Through Orders Of Protection From Abuse (PFA)

It is unfortunate that so many Pennsylvanians experience emotional and physical abuse from someone they love. Leaving these relationships and marriages can be challenging and even frightening, but protection from abuse (PFA) orders can help you find a safe way out.

A PFA safeguards victims of domestic abuse. In the context of divorce and abuse simultaneously, it can provide crucial protections by:

  • Preventing your abusive spouse from contacting or approaching you
  • Removing the abuser from your shared home
  • Awarding you temporary custody of your children
  • Restricting the abuser’s access to joint financial resources

Our team recognizes the complex interplay between family law and criminal matters in these sensitive situations, and we are committed to offering comprehensive legal support. When you are in need of guidance in your divorce as well as protection from an abusive spouse, our dedicated legal team can:

  • Act swiftly to file for an emergency PFA order if immediate protection is needed
  • Gather and present compelling evidence to support your petition
  • Coordinate with law enforcement to help ensure the PFA is properly served and enforced
  • Integrate the PFA into your divorce proceedings for a cohesive legal approach

Divorcing an abusive spouse requires a well-developed legal strategy. When that is your goal, our attorneys can help in many ways. We can:

  • Prioritize your safety throughout the divorce process
  • Advocate for a fair property settlement that considers the impact of abuse on financial matters
  • Fight for custody arrangements that protect you and your children
  • Pursue spousal support or alimony when appropriate to help you meet the economic challenges of leaving an abusive relationship

Even though seeking a divorce from an abusive spouse may be one of the hardest things you ever do, help is within your reach. Our experienced, compassionate attorneys will stand by your side, working tirelessly to help protect your rights and future.

Take Action Quickly

If you are facing these serious offenses or are acting on behalf of a person who is, it is important to obtain the representation of a skilled defense lawyer as soon as possible so that work on your defense can begin right away. Whether you are wrongfully accused and intend to defend your case, or you are trying to obtain a very favorable plea from the district attorney, our law firm is here to fight for the best possible result for you.

To arrange a confidential legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Hazleton, contact our law firm online or by telephone at 570-931-5943.