Criminal Defense


DRUG CRIMES

IF CHARGED WITH A DRUG OFFENSE YOU FACE JAIL TIME AND A LOSS OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE

If you are charged with a Drug Offense in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you face potential jail time and a loss of your driver's license. If you are charged with a Felony Drug Offense (Delivery or Poss. with Intent to Deliver) you face potential mandatory jail time. If you are charged with A Felony Drug Offense and a Firearms Offense, you possibly face a mandatory five years in jail.

Possession with Intent to Deliver is a unique crime. Often the police charge individuals with this serious crime based on nothing more than their own speculation that the person was going to deliver the drugs to an unspecified person at some unspecified time. Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki has been cross examining police officers for over 24 years about their opinions that his clients possessed drugs with an intent to deliver them. He has folders of information from government websites and publications and books from addiction specialist as to the quantity of drugs a person addicted to such can expect to consume on a daily basis. He is often surprised that upon cross examining police officers, who chose to charge his clients with intent to deliver, that the officer has very little knowledge at all about how much drugs an addict can consume on a daily basis yet he has chosen to charge the intent to deliver based upon his client possessing an amount that could be consumed in a day or two.

"*****Bob is an excellent attorney! He kept me updated daily on my husband's transition to freedom and got him out within days. Christmas wouldn't have been the same if it weren't for you. P.S. thanks for the best Christmas present ever!!!! :)" Client's Wife - Google - 2015

 YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF AN ILLEGAL SEARCH

If you are charged with a Drug Offense you may have been the victim of an illegal search or seizure. If you have, this can result in the suppression of evidence and a dismissal of your charges. Your home may have been entered based upon a bad warrant or no warrant at all where one should have been secured. If your vehicle was stopped, it may have been stopped illegally and your detention may have been improper for what started out as a routine traffic stop. Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki knows the law. Some of his notable appeals include:

 YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED LAWYER

YOU DESERVE TO BE CHARGED A FAIR FEE

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki, who has been practicing criminal law for over 24 years, has secured acquittals/dismissals/withdrawals of criminal charges for clients in Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County , Blair County, Butler County, Cambria County, Clarion County, Erie County, Indiana County, Jefferson County, Lebanon County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County , Mercer County, Venango County, Washington County, Westmoreland County and the United States District Court for the Western District of PA. He has kept clients charged with crimes from serving jail time in all of the aforementioned counties plus Fayette County. Lawrence County and Somerset County. You might ask how Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E Mielnicki has ended up handling cases in so many counties. Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Mielnicki's handling of cases as far east as Lebanon County and as far north as Erie County is the result of a solid reputation which has resulted in retention from other attorneys actually practicing in those areas. Those attorneys trusted him with helping their clients and friends of clients from those areas over criminal lawyers in those counties.

"*****First time I have ever been accused of something of criminal nature in my life. I called 4-5 different attorney's and Attorney Mielnicki was the only one to provide me with a sign of relief after hearing a brief synopsis of the case. Mielnicki was very knowledge and he is an email machine. . He kept me informed throughout the whole process, and was very honest in all questions I had for him. There were a few points during the trial where people's descriptions of the events were "mistaken/forgotten/not told truthfully", and Mielnicki was quick to catch them and point them out to the jury. I'm glad I did my research before just picking any lawyer. Would HIGHLY recommend Attorney Mielnicki." Client - Avvo - 2015

For a free consultation regarding your criminal case, call Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki at 412-288-0300.


SEXUAL CRIMES

If you are charged with a Sexual Crime (Rape, IDSI, Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault) you face the real possibility of jail time. If you are charged with a Sexual Crime involving a minor you face potential mandatory jail time and registration as a Sexual Offender.

 YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY WITH REAL TRIAL EXPERIENCE IF CHARGED WITH A SEX CRIME

Cases involving Sexual Crimes mandate that you hire an attorney with trial experience handling such crimes. Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E Mielnicki has secured acquittals/dismissals/withdrawals of Sexual Crimes including Rape in Allegheny County, Erie County, Lancaster County, Mercer County, Somerset County and the United States District Court for the Western District of PA. Attorney Mielnicki has done jury trials in Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Butler County, Lancaster County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.

For a free consultation regarding your criminal case, call Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki at 412-288-0300.


OTHER CRIMES

Assault

Bail Reductions

Burglary

Detainers

Federal Crimes

Firearms Offenses

Homicide

Homicide by Vehicle

Obscene Materials

Preliminary Hearings

Probation Violations

Protection from Abuse

Robbery

Theft

 Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E Mielnicki has done jury trials in multiple counties involving charges of Murder, Homicide by Vehicle, Burglary, Rape, IDSI, Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest , Escape, Theft and many other crimes in a career that has spanned over 24 years. He has secured acquittals from a jury of charges such as Murder, Rape, Burglary and Aggravated Assault. As a Public Defender from 1991-1995, he was in a court nearly every day. He cannot think of a crime that he has not had to defend a client against. He has represented thousands (possibly 5000 or more) of clients in dozens of counties , the United States District Court for the Western District of PA, the Middle District of PA and Steubenville, Ohio . Attorney Mielnicki has handled numerous probation/parole violations both in the Court of Common Pleas (county supervision) and with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (state supervision). See Hudak v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole ,757 A.2d 439 (Pa.Cmwlth 2000). For a free consultation about your criminal case, call Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki at 412-288-0300 or e-mail him at rmielnicki@pghcriminalattorney.com

"*****I was referred to Robert "Bob" Mielnicki for a defense attorney after I was indicted on federal charges. Bob has had a lot of experience in state and federal cases which made me confident in his skills. Bob is excellent on communication, he always responds to my emails and will call within 24 hours if I leave a message. For my case, Bob negotiated for me a plea deal. Initially I had a chance to go to jail. However, Bob found something that helped to lower the severity of my sentence and he fought for it. He was able to get my sentencing guidelines reduced, which meant probation is more likely. His rate is incredibly affordable. He is extremely flexible and easy to work with. He makes time to meet me on my schedule, which has been very appreciated. I highly recommend Robert Mielnicki as criminal lawyer, I don't know how I could have survived this process without him." Client - Google - 2015

APPEALS

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki has extensive experience handling appeals. Attorney Robert E Mielnicki is licensed to argue before the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Robert E Mielnicki loves research and writing briefs. Some of Attorney Mielnicki's notable appeals include:

For a free consultation regarding your criminal case, call Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki at 412-288-0300.


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Criminal Defense Results
  • 9/16/94
    First Degree Murder - Lancaster County
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 8/19/16
    Arson - United States District Court
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 1/18/17
    Receiving Stolen Property- Allegheny County
    Non-Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 11/4/96
    Burglary, Rape - Allegheny County
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/1/07
    Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest - Allegheny County
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 9/11/03
    First Degree Murder - Allegheny County
    Plea Agreement - 3rd Degree
    Murder - 4 to 8 Years
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 2/2/09
    Aggravated Assault - Allegheny County
    Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 2/23/10
    Possession With Intent - Allegheny County
    Suppression Motion Granted - Case Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 5/19/11
    Firearms Offenses, False Identification - Allegheny County
    Suppression Motion Granted - Case Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 10/31/12
    Simple Assault - Armstrong County
    Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 10/22/12
    Burglary, Aggravated Assault - Allegheny County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 8/23/12
    Kidnapping, Endangering Welfare - Allegheny County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 7/20/12
    Possession With Intent - Allegheny County
    Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 5/24/12
    Hindering Apprehension - Butler County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 4/13/12
    Criminal Conspiracy (Delivery Controlled Substance) - Mercer County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 9/16/94
    First Degree Murder - Lancaster County
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 8/19/16
    Arson - United States District Court
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 12/19/11
    Criminal Trespass - Allegheny County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 11/18/11
    Possession With Intent - Allegheny County
    Suppression Motion Granted - Case Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 1/25/07
    Rape, Stat. Sex Assault
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 10/22/13
    Fleeing and Eluding - Allegheny County
    Reduced to Careless Driving
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 9/26/13
    Poss. with Intent - Allegheny County
    Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 4/17/13
    Delivery of Controlled Substance - Allegheny County
    Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 3/21/14
    Failure to Register, Failure to Verify Address (Megan's Law) - Allegheny County
    Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/25/15
    Simple Assault - Allegheny County
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 9/9/15
    Poss. with Intent (2 cases) - Allegheny County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
DUI Results
  • 11/25/15
    DUI - Armstrong County
    Preliminary Hearing - Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 12/29/16
    DUI - Westmoreland County
    Suppression Granted - Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 5/1//15
    DUI, Reckless Driving - Washington County
    Preliminary Hearing - Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 2/8/16
    Aggravated Assault While DUI, DUI - Allegheny County
    Aggravated Assault While DUI Withdrawn - House Arrest
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 2/23/10
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Bench Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 10/20/00
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/24/97
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Bench Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 9/6/00
    DUI - Butler County
    Jury Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 3/25/02
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Supp. Motion Granted - Case Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 3/9/12
    Driving Under Suspension (8 priors) - Allegheny County
    Reduced - No Jail
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 11/25/15
    DUI - Armstrong County
    Preliminary Hearing - Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 8/13/11
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 8/17/12
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 12/7/10
    DUI - Lawrence County
    Withdrawn
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 12/2/08
    DUI (3rd Offense, Refusal) - Lawrence County
    6 Months House Arrest
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/28/12
    Driving Under Suspension (DUI Related) - Allegheny County
    Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/4/12
    Driving Under Suspension (DUI Related) - Allegheny County
    Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 4/1/11
    DUI ( 3 Cases) - Allegheny County
    4 days treatment, 6 months Probation
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/6/03
    Chemical Test Refusal - Allegheny County
    Appeal Sustained - Civil Rights Lawsuit Settled
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/28/12
    Driving Under Suspension (DUI Related) - Allegheny County
    Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 6/24/97
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Bench Trial - Not Guilty
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 10/25/13
    DUI (5th Offense) -Allegheny County
    60 days House Arest
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 9/5/13
    DUI - Armstrong County
    ARD - No Suspension
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 7/3/13
    DUI - Armstrong County
    ARD - No Suspension
    Attorney: Mielnicki
  • 3/6/14
    DUI - Allegheny County
    Dismissed
    Attorney: Mielnicki

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