Attorney John B. Elbert provides criminal defense for a broad range of crimes, including homicide, robbers, Internet, fraud, DUI and weapons offenses. The only type of crime he doesn’t defend is child abuse. When you’re charged with a crime, there are certain rights that you are entitled to. Law enforcement must also follow all of the legal rules and proper procedures. At Pennsylvania Criminal Defense, P.C., attorney John. B. Elbert has been defending clients’ rights since 1978. He is experienced and a strong legal advocate on his clients’ behalf.
Right to Counsel
The Sixth Amendment affords the right of the accused to have an attorney assist in their defense. But when does the accused gain the right? The Supreme Court has ruled that criminal defendants gain the right to counsel at or after the time that judicial proceedings begin. This includes a formal charge, preliminary hearing and arraignment.