Criminal Defense

DUI

Both Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner were trained by the Lancaster District Attorney’s office in conducting Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). Attorneys Chieppor and Egner are both certified in conducting these tests and have practical knowledge about how police officers are supposed to conduct these tests. Both Jonathan and Alex have won DUI trials in Lancaster County courts. We know how to win DUI cases and we know what to look for in your situation.

Additionally, Attorney Alex Egner served as a Military Police Officer for nearly a decade. He had the exact same training that local and state Police Officers use to determine when someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol when driving a vehicle.

Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor have spent years working in the District Attorney’s office; as prosecutors, they learned the inside of the court system. Both Attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and are prepared to defend your rights and advocate for you before the Lancaster County Court system.

Welfare Fraud

Attorney Alex Egner led the Welfare Fraud Division at the Lancaster District Attorney’s Office for years. If you have been charged with a violation of your SNAP benefits, cash assistance (TANF), childcare assistance, medical benefits, or some other department of public welfare violation, a criminal defense attorney can potentially help you with your outcome options for these charges.

In 2019 and 2020, Attorney Alex Egner handled every welfare fraud case filed in Lancaster County and is intimately familiar with how the investigations are done, how the charges are filed, and how to seek the best possible resolutions to the charges.

Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor have spent years working in the District Attorney’s office, as prosecutors they learned the inside of the court system. Both Attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and are prepared to defend your rights and advocate for you before the Lancaster County Court system.

Traffic Violations

There are a number of traffic violations that can result in a ticket. These incidents may seem minor but they may come with major secondary consequences from PENNDOT. Points on your license or other negative effects may result in the suspension of your license or even jail time.

Hiring an experienced defense attorney is one of the best ways to protect your ability to drive, which is critical to your freedom, ability to work, and ability to support your family. Attorneys Jonathan Chieppor and Alex Egner both previously served in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office and have the courtroom experience to assist with these violations.

In some rare incidents, maybe you missed your court appointment, it may be appropriate for you to file an appeal of the summary outcome. Attorneys Jonanthan Chieppor and Alex Egner have handled hundreds of summary appeals and can ensure your rights are protected while helping you navigate all the possible outcomes.

Protecting your CDL: Some traffic violations could cause you to lose your CDL. Before risking your livelihood call us so we can go over your options. Jonathan and Alex have handled hundreds of summary appeals and traffic violations we have the experience and skill to know what secondary ramifications you might risk when addressing your traffic violation alone.

Auto Theft

Attorney Jonathan Chieppor led the Autotheft task force in Lancaster County for the past two years. He has personally overseen every auto theft case which took place in that time period. If you have been charged with a violation involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, or even scooters, Jonathan can help guide you through the process and protect your rights.

Both Attorneys Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor were members of the District Attorney’s office for years. They know the unique circumstances and procedures regarding cases of this matter and they are prepared to assist you.

Prison Charges

If you or a loved one have picked up new charges while in prison, you need a criminal defense attorney who is aware of the unique situation you or your loved one may be in when they are incarcerated and charged with an additional crime from that location.

During his final year in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office, criminal defense attorney Alex Egner served as the approval authority for all charges coming out of the Lancaster County Prison. Attorney Egner has the experience and understanding to seek the best possible outcomes in these cases.

Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor have spent years working in the District Attorney’s office, as prosecutors they learned the inside of the court system. Both Attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and are prepared to defend your rights and advocate for you before the Lancaster County Court system.

Drug Charges

Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor served as members of the District Attorney’s Drug unit. They knows the ins and outs of drug related crimes and can defend your rights if you’re brought to court on charges related to controlled substances. While marijuana is becoming increasingly popular, it is still illegal in the state of Pennsylvania. You may be charged with a crime relating to marijuana or another controlled substance. You may have multiple options available to you to resolve your case. Let us use our experience and knowledge of the system to get you the outcome you deserve.

ARD

The Alternative Resolution Disposition program is an opportunity for some first-time offenders to avoid pleading guilty. It is a way for defendants to resolve their case with no impact on their criminal record.

Alex Egner led ARD Hearing Panels, reviewed ARD applications, and ARD reconsiderations throughout his years as an Assistant District Attorney. He is intimately familiar with the Lancaster ARD process and can help you if this outcome is available to you.

Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor have spent years working in the District Attorney’s office, as prosecutors they learned the inside of the court system. Both Attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and are prepared to defend your rights and advocate for you before the Lancaster County Court system.

Expungements

In his capacity as an Assistant District Attorney, Alex Egner handled every expungement matter in Lancaster County in his final two years in that office. Attorney Egner has advocated in expungement hearings, in written motions, and has intimate knowledge of how expungements and limited access orders are processed in Lancaster County and Pennsylvania.

If your record has an old charge or if something embarrassing is preventing you from getting an apartment or employment, our attorneys can review your record and the law to see if you’re eligible to have it removed from your criminal record. In some cases, we can help you seek a pardon from the governor.

Alex Egner and Jonathan Chieppor have spent years working in the District Attorney’s office, as prosecutors they learned the inside of the court system. Both Attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and are prepared to defend your rights and advocate for you before the Lancaster County Court system.

Just because you won your case, didn’t plead guilty, or completed ARD doesn’t mean that your record is completely expunged. It’s possible these offenses are still on your record, affecting your employment housing, or even educational opportunities.

PCRA and Appeals

Maybe your case has already started, but because of the incompetence of your previous attorney or a poor ruling by a Judge, you have remaining appellate rights you would like to exercise. Attorneys Chieppor and Egner were members of the Lancaster District Attorneys Appeals team each having written and advocated in dozens of appellate matters.

Come in today and let us review your case to see if there are issues that should be brought before a higher leave of court, or mistakes made by your previous attorney that harmed your potential outcome.

Probation or Parole Violation

You or your loved one may have recently been violated on their probation or parole. As former Assistant District Attorneys Attorneys Alex Egner and Jonanthan Chieppor are aware of the types of sentences and resolutions that county probation and parole agents seek. Let us advocate on your behalf and speak to your agent, maybe even reach an agreement as to a resolution prior to your violation hearing.

Many violations may simply be technical violations that can be resolved by our attorneys without too much added stress to your life. Call us today and let us get to work for you.

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