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Criminal Defense

If you are charged with a crime, you have many important rights that are guaranteed by the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions.  These rights include the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  The burden is always on the Commonwealth to prove its case and it is important in every case to hold the Commonwealth to its burden.

My first step in every case is to think about the trial.  Does the Commonwealth have enough evidence to prove its case?  Are there any weaknesses in the Commonwealth’s case?  Is there any evidence that we can present to rebut the Commonwealth’s case?  We will discuss these issues the very first time we meet and continue to discuss them throughout your case as new information comes in.  The only way to get a good result in every case is to be prepared to go to trial in every case.  At the end of the day, whether you actually go to trial is up to you.  But I will be with you every step of the way to give you my advice and counsel.  It is my job to be prepared to try your case and to explain any other options available to you so you can make the best decision for you.

About Our Firm

The Law Offices of David S. Santee represents individuals in criminal, civil, and immigration matters throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Attorney Santee brings nearly two decades of legal experience to bear for each client. He has handled thousands of cases over the course of his career and has taken several hundred cases all the way to trial. He represents clients in administrative hearings, at trial, on appeal, and in post-conviction proceedings.

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  • “I have had the privilege of working closely with Mr. Santee for over 5 years and have relied on his superb skills and excellent judgement to assist me in completing complex cases to successful outcomes. Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without the strong relationship we have with Mr. Santee.”

    Thomas Martin Vice President, Baker Tilly Capital
  • “Mr. Santee represented me on my appeal. He got my conspiracy charge reduced and my sentence cut in half so that I ended up with time-served. He saved me four years of parole!”

    K.T. Lawncrest
  • "I thought I was going to die in prison. However, today I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because of the dedication and hard work of Attorney at Law David Santee. Anyone who is seeking true representation from an attorney who is not going to take your money and sell you out should consider David Santee because he will ensure your rights are protected."

    Luis Gonzalez Former Juvenile Lifer

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