“I enjoy solving problems for clients. My approach is both analytical and tactical. The goal is always the same: the best possible outcome for my client.”
Pete concentrates his practice on criminal law, including state and federal criminal trials, grand jury investigations, internal investigations, appeals, as well as juvenile delinquency matters. Pete also represents individuals and entities in regulatory matters (such as professional license investigations and/or prosecutions). Pete additionally practices family law, including divorce, support, custody and adoption.
Prior to joining MacElree Harvey, Pete was a partner in a private law practice which concentrated exclusively on criminal cases at the state and federal court level. Before going into private practice, Pete served as an Assistant Public Defender with the Chester County Public Defender's Office.
•Client accused of Insurance Fraud. With assistance of investigator, developed evidence that Commonwealth witness was fabricating. Witness confronted with fabrications through cross-examination. Case withdrawn by Commonwealth; arrest records expunged.
•Client accused of Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment and firearm-related offenses. Charges withdrawn by Commonwealth after Preliminary Hearing (cross-examination of victim and police) and filing of Omnibus Pre-Trial Motion.
•Client acquitted by jury of DUI.
•Client accused of assault. Judge granted Pre-Trial Motion to dismiss the charges.
•Representation of state and federal grand jury witnesses.
•Representation of client accused and ultimately exonerated of Mail Fraud.
•Representation of multiple clients charged with criminal and traffic offenses calling for the collateral consequence of a license suspension. Successfully avoid convictions and license suspensions by way of negotiating with officers and Commonwealth and/or gaining acquittals after Summary Trial.
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