Criminal Defense

State College Criminal Defense Attorney Ticketed

Representing Clients throughout the Penn State Area

Have you been charged with a felony or misdemeanor? Are you facing heavy fines or even jail time? Everybody makes a mistake...it's how you respond that matters. Whether you have been arrested for a serious crime such as drunk driving or ticketed for a moving violation, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your interests.

At the Law Office of Scott N. Pletcher, in State College, I work closely with individuals in criminal proceedings, making certain that you fully understand the charges against you, that you know your options and the consequences of the different choices you make, and that you have an honest assessment of your likelihood of success. I make it a priority to be available when you need to talk to me, providing a cell phone number (814-272-0303) where I can be reached almost any time. To schedule a free initial consultation for criminal matters, or a small consultation fee for summary offenses, contact me by e-mail or call 814-272-0303.

Experienced DUI and Traffic Lawyer

I represent adults and juveniles charged with felonies, misdemeanors or summary offenses, including:

  • DUI/DWI . I defend individuals charged with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated or, as it is now known in Pennsylvania, driving after imbibing (DAI). I represent first time defendants as well as repeat offenders, and defend homicide cases involving DUI. Whenever possible, I will try to secure an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), which results in dismissal of charges and expungement of your record if you satisfy the conditions set forth by the court.
  • Alcohol-related crimes . I represent adults and minors, including students at Penn State University and other colleges in the area, who have been charged with such summary offenses as underage drinking, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, harassment and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
  • Traffic violations . I handle the defense of citations for moving violations, including speeding tickets, charges of reckless or careless driving, operating a vehicle without insurance or on a suspended or revoked license and failure to obey other traffic rules.

To schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation for criminal matters, or a small consultation fee for summary offenses, contact me by e-mail or call at 814-272-0303. My office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 5 pm, and evenings and weekends by appointment. I am located at the corner of South Burrowes Street and Calder Way.