PRACTICE AREAS

CRIMINAL LAW

Our criminal practice is the core practice area of the firm, and involves trial and appellate representation in both Pennsylvania and Federal Courts. 

 

The Pennsylvania practice is state-wide, and thousands of cases have been handled in more than 20 Pennsylvania Counties over the years.  The firm's criminal practice involves the start-to-finish representation of citizens and businesses charged pursuant to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, the Federal Criminal Code, and various administrative statutes and regulations. 

 

Major areas of this practice include cases involving drug violations, homicide, theft, firearms, detainers, DUI and major driving offenses, probation and parole matters, "organized crime"/RICO, white-collar and financial crimes, forgery, fraud, counterfeiting, computer-related offenses, and Attorney General investigations.  In addition, the firm handles collateral consequences of criminal matters such as expungements, detainers, restoration of firearms rights and immigration/deportation defense.

Attorney Marc Daffner has been certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to provide representation in death penalty cases pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 801.

 

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When your liberty is at stake, don't settle for less than

the best defense.

If your case involves bail, bond, detainers or probation issues, you can also click HERE to go to our new site, MyBondLawyer.com, which specifically deals with such cases!

TAX LAW AND REPRESENTATION

Whether simple or complex, we have you covered when the IRS springs into action.

The Internal Revenue Service has the right to collect money due and owing to the United States Treasury by virtue of the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.  Indeed, taxation has been called "the price that we pay to live in a free society," and it is the responsibility of all citizens to adhere to their obligations.

 

In the real world, however, it is often difficult for taxpayers to meet their obligations in a timely fashion, resulting in late or unfiled returns, tax collection issues, and even allegations of fraud and evasion.  To make matters worse, many taxpayers are accused of owing incorrect amounts, they are subject to illegal liens and levies, and they may be penalized for decisions which they make based upon faulty advice from IRS employees themselves!

 

When you are given notice that you are subject to tax-based proceedings, you may not know where to turn.  The government has the right to file levies and liens against your bank accounts and properties for alleged tax debts, which not only make it difficult for you to do anything financially, but which may result in actual seizure of your property.  Many people simply throw their hands up and ignore the problem, not knowing what to do - and that just makes the issues get worse.

 

That's where we come in.  Our office will commence a full-scale investigation into whether you actually owe the amount which the government claims, and whether you have been afforded the procedural due process rights to which you are entitled as a United States citizen.  We then make an assessment as to the most appropriate route to proceed in dealing with the IRS on your behalf, and act as your representatives during the entire process, with the goals of both protecting your rights and reducing your tax liability.

Our tax practice involves the following areas:

 

  • Trust Fund (Payroll Tax) Recovery

  • Removal of Liens and Levies

  • Unfiled and Late-Filed Tax Returns

  • Penalty and Interest Abatement

  • Offers in Compromise

  • Installment Agreements

  • Innocent / Injured Spouse Defense

  • Refund and Overpayment Claims

  • Tax Return Preparation

  • Criminal Tax Matters

  • Administrative Appeals

  • Representation in U.S. Tax Court

 

If you have issues involving taxation, our attorneys are here to assist you.  We offer complete confidentiality, and once we are retained as your representatives, you will not have to deal with the IRS any further with respect to your tax problems.  If you are in need of such assistance, please contact our office so that we can help you get rid of these problems and get on with your life.

 

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FIREARMS LAW

AND RIGHTS

Because it doesn't say "just kidding" after the Second Amendment.

Have you been denied a firearms permit or prevented from purchasing a firearm due to an old criminal conviction or a medical reason which has been resolved?  Do you wish to put your firearms into a trust to avoid probate and ensure a smooth transfer to your heirs?  Have you been criminally charged based on an unintentional misrepresentation on a purchase document?  We're here to help.

 

While the Second Amendment gives all citizens the "right to keep and bear arms," this right is limited by numerous state and federal statutes regulating the types of firearms you may have, the manner in which you may keep them, and whether or not you're even permitted to have them in your possession at all.  Navigating these waters can be tricky, despite what you may have heard about firearms laws. 

 

We provide representation and assistance with issues involving firearms, including, but not limited to:

 

Licensing and Purchasing Issues

License Denial Appeals

NFA-Compliant Firearms Trusts

Expungement of Criminal and Mental Health Records

Reinstatement of Civil Rights/Firearms Privileges

FFL Business Representation

FFL / Sales License Revocation Defense

 

If you require representation regarding your firearms rights, please click HERE to tell us about your case!

ADDITIONAL AREAS OF PRACTICE

While we concentrate in several very specific areas of the law, we are also considered to be a "general practice" and are able to assist you with many different types of legal issues, including:

 

Family Law (Divorce/Custody/Support)

Debtor/Creditor Issues

Personal Injury

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Business Law

 

In the unlikely event that you require legal services in an area in which we do not practice, we also maintain an extensive network of outside professionals, and we will be able to assist you in procuring appropriate representation.

 

Click HERE to contact us regarding representation in any area in which you believe you may require legal services, and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you in greater detail!