Work With a Criminal Defense Attorney Who Will Fight for Justice


A criminal conviction is permanent and may prevent you from finding a job, housing, and receiving most government benefits. Some of the most important decisions in any criminal case are made at the first court date. You need an attorney who can quickly, effectively, and aggressively begin fighting for you. The Law Office Of Craig Hosay, P.C. represents clients facing all types of criminal convictions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


There’s no criminal case too complex for attorney Hosay. He represents clients charged with:

  • All drug crimes
  • Homicide and manslaughter
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault and robbery
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Fraud and white collar crimes
  • Thefts and break-ins
  • Gun crimes
  • Bribery and embezzlement
  • Violations of probation or parole
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Prostitution and human trafficking

He represents clients from arrest through trial, as well as criminal appeals at all levels. Attorney Hosay is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all federal courts, and his office is located in Norristown, PA. Call 610-278-0123 right now to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney.

What to Expect After an Arrest
  1. Preliminary arraignment is the first time you see a judge after arrest. The judge informs you of the charges, the opportunity to have an attorney, and most importantly, decides whether to keep you in jail by setting a high bail. You need to have an attorney by your side who can ensure that you pay the lowest possible bail. If you are unable to post bail, you may remain in jail until your case is completed.
  2. A preliminary hearing is then scheduled between 3-10 days after preliminary arraignment. At the preliminary hearing, the court will determine if there is enough evidence that a crime has been committed and that you may be involved in that crime. If the court determines there is sufficient evidence of your involvement in a crime, the court forwards the case to the trial court where questions of guilt or innocence are determined.

  3. Following preliminary hearing, arraignment before the trial court is held. A plea of not guilty is entered and the defendant’s attorney enters their appearance to represent the defendant at trial.

  4. Various pre-trial motions are sometimes submitted to the court at this time. A pre-trial conference is usually held before the trial judge. Pre-trial conferences determine what motions your attorney will file in your defense, for example motions to suppress evidence, statements or identification, and when those motions may be heard. Pre-trial conferences may also be the first time a defense attorney and a prosecutor can discuss a non-trial resolution of the case.

  5. Trials may be either before a jury or only before a judge. A trial before a judge or a jury is one of the most important decisions you will make with your attorney. An experienced attorney is vital in any decision you make. Your attorney must be familiar with the judge, the district attorney, the law, and the facts of your case, in order to help you make the best decision. In either case, the prosecutor always has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt for every crime you are charged with. It is only at trial where your attorney can present a defense to your charges, the witnesses who will testify for you, and any legal arguments why you are not guilty of the charges against you.
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