Criminal Defense

Being charged with a criminal offense demands immediate defensive action. Your future depends on the skill and experience of the attorney that you select to represent you, and James P. Peters has both.

When you select James P. Peters to represent you against criminal charges such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Assault and Battery, Drug Possession or any other charge, you put yourself into the capable hands of an attorney who truly cares and who will put your needs first. Mr. Peters pays close attention to every case. His personal interest means that all of your questions will be answered, all of your needs addressed, and you can feel confident that the legal counsel that you are receiving is both knowledgeable and has your best interest in mind.

No matter whether the offense that you have been charged with is something minor like a traffic violation or something as serious as a crime of violence, you are always innocent until proven guilty, and James Peters is dedicated to ensuring that your rights and interests are protected. Our goal always begins with dismissal of the charges against you; when that is not possible we work hard to get you acquitted or charges and penalties that you are facing reduced.

The law firm of James P. Peters has represented countless criminal defense cases in Delaware county, Montgomery county, Chester county and Philadelphia county, as well as many others throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The criminal misdemeanors and felonies that we are able to assist you with include:

  • Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Firearms and Weapons Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Kidnapping and Family Crimes
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Arson and Property Crimes
  • Officer and Public Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Driving Under the Influence


From the moment that you contact our firm, we will immediately begin a thorough investigation of the facts of the case. We will work with you to understand your side of the case, asking probing questions so that we have a full understanding, and then applying our experience and knowledge of the law to provide you with the most capable defense. With over twenty-five years of experience in the Pennsylvania legal