Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pittsburgh White-Collar Criminal Defense

Diversion of money?
Diversion of drugs like Fentanyl?

REMEMBER YOUR RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT and contact Attorney Paletta at, or call 412.391.7999 immediately!

Delay at your own risk.

If you are a professional and have found yourself in the unfortunate position of being the target of an internal company investigation, or you have been charged with a crime, it is critical to discuss your situation with Attorney Paletta before speaking with ANYONE, especially law enforcement or an internal company investigator.  The actions you take first may determine your options later.  In other words, if your speak to law enforcement or an internal company investigator, you are likely to make "admissions" or "statements against your interest."  This circumstance will make it much more difficult if not impossible to present an effective defense even if one existed before making a statement.
Confer with Attorney Paletta first, understand your rights and possible defenses, and keep all your options open.  When in doubt, remain silent and consult with Attorney Paletta.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Driving Without a License - Pittsburgh

Charged with Driving Without a License?

Attorney Paletta represents many individuals who have been charged with traffic offenses including Driving Without a License. 

You should immediately contact our office to schedule a meeting with Attorney Paletta to discuss your situation. 

You should know that it is important that you plead Not-Guilty on your citation and request a Summary Trial date. 

Even if you have already plead Guilty, or have been found Guilty at your Summary Trial, you have the right to file a Conviction Appeal within 30 days, so don’t hesitate to contact our office!

Call or E-Mail us now so we can start helping you!

Thursday, May 26, 2016


If you are being prosecuted for any crime, including crimes such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) or Possession with the Intent to Deliver (PWID) Narcotics, you as the Defendant have many critical decisions to make.  The first decision you must make is which lawyer to hire.  When making this decision, be certain not to confuse a lawyer who is a good marketer/advertiser with a lawyer who actually knows his profession and performs his job well.

 One aspect of being a good criminal defense lawyer and performing that job well is knowing the tendencies of the Judge to which your case is assigned.  This is significant for purposes of informing the Client of what to expect in the worst case scenario.  For example, for a DUI conviction, certain Judges will not permit Home Electronic Monitoring or “House Arrest” for a third (3rd) DUI conviction.  Also, for a Narcotics conviction, certain Judges will sentence an older person more harshly than a younger person because an older person should make better decisions.  Retaining a lawyer who is familiar with these tendencies helps the lawyer to advise the Client to make better decisions.  

To discuss this topic further, you are invited to contact Attorney Joseph Paletta to schedule an office consultation.  E-mail  or call 412.391.7999.
Joseph Paletta, Esq.