Firm Overview

Skilled and Resourceful Defense in Central Pennsylvania

Q. What's a minor criminal charge?

A. One that someone else is facing.

When you're the one who's been arrested, no criminal offense is minor. Even summary offenses like criminal mischief or first-time DUI can carry heavy consequences if you plead guilty and pay the fine without an attorney's advice. To learn how you can protect your opportunities for resolving criminal charges — minor and serious alike — on the most favorable terms possible under the facts, contact the McClenahen Law Firm in State College.

Call 814-308-0870 for Advice About Your Criminal Defense Problem

With a practice focused on criminal defense, Matt McClenahen advises and represents people facing charges ranging from drug possession or underage drinking to felony assault and sex crimes. He serves clients in local communities around State College as well as students at Penn State and other area institutions such as Bucknell, Susquehanna and Lock Haven.

When you hire the McClenahen Law Firm to represent your interests, you'll be dealing directly with Matt McClenahen through every stage of your case. His commitment to client service means that you'll be able to meet with him during weekends, evenings, or away from his office. Our clients generally find him easy to talk to and willing to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the case in terms they can understand.

As a former public defender, Matt earned his spurs in a heavy trial practice in York County, where he became certified to represent people facing the death penalty. He also received thorough training in defense investigation, working with experts, plea negotiations and advanced trial skills. This background not only helps him in the development of effective trial strategies, it also helps with the leverage and credibility necessary to improve plea offers.

These skills are just as important on DUI defense or marijuana possession charges as they are in homicide defense. To learn more about your opportunities to lessen the consequences of a criminal charge, contact the McClenahen Law Firm in State College for a free consultation with an experienced defense lawyer.