Washington and Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney

With over 20 years of legal experience, Attorney David Zimmaro has successfully handled many criminal defense cases in Western Pennsylvania. Caring and compassionate, Attorney Zimmaro will help you through every step of the criminal defense process.

Choosing an experienced attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make when you have been charged with a crime.

DUI (1st-4th offenses) and related charges

DUI laws in Pennsylvania are complex and require the knowledge of an experienced attorney. If you have been charged with a DUI, the right DUI lawyer can help you navigate the court system and allow you a chance for the best possible outcome.

Drug Possession and Delivery

Being charged with Drug Possession and/or Drug Delivery can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the type of drugs involved and the circumstances of the crime. An experienced drug possession attorney will understand the severity of the charges and work to gather evidence to assist in your defense.

Assault (simple, aggravated, and domestic)

In Pennsylvania, simple assault charges are brought against individuals who have attempted to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person, negligently causes bodily injury to another person with a deadly weapon, attempts to physical menace a person by threatening serious bodily injury, or conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention facility or mental hospital during the course of a search or arrest.

Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault because it involves use of a deadly weapon, attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to a child less than thirteen years old by a person who is 18 years old or older, assaults on law enforcement and assaults on teachers or the staff of elementary and secondary school.

Domestic assault occurs between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or persons who share biological parenthood. If a person attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury, serious bodily injury, rape, sexual assault, indecent assault or incest with or without a deadly weapon, or physically or sexually abusing minor children, that person can be charged with domestic assault.

If you have been charged with any type of assault, Attorney David Zimmaro would be happy to speak with you regarding your case.

Vehicle-Related Charges

Attorney David Zimmaro has spent decade helping drivers who face charges such as license suspension, reckless driving, failure to stop for an accident, failing to stop for a school bus or other various charges.

It is important to know your rights and choose the right attorney. Contact Zimmaro Law for a free consultation.

Protection From Abuse (PFA) Actions

If you have been served with a PFA, Attorney Zimmaro can help you understand your rights. A PFA can be in effect for as long as three years and could cause you to move from your home, affect your child custody or visitation and end up in a criminal trial.

At Zimmaro Law, we will listen to your side of the story, walk you through the process and fight for your rights.

Illegal Gun Possession

If you have been charged with illegal gun possession, you could face serious consequences such as prison time and a hefty fine.

There are many reasons an individual can be barred from owning a firearm – being a convicted felon, owning a firearm without the proper permit, carrying a concealed weapon without the proper permit, being charged with three or more DUIs or being judged as mentally incompetent just to name a few.

Attorney David Zimmaro is an experienced weapons lawyer. He is dedicated to his clients and to their cases.

Child Pornography

The definition of child pornography includes the photographing, videotaping, depicting on computer or filming sexual acts of any child under the age of 18, intentional distribution of the materials and intentional viewing of these same materials. A conviction of child pornography is a felony and can follow you the rest of your life.

If you are facing child pornography charges, you need an experience child pornography lawyer to assist in your defense. Attorney David Zimmaro offers a free 30 minute consultation with you to discuss your case.

Disorderly Conduct

Charges for disorderly conduct can range from obscene language or gestures in public, public drunkenness, fighting or threatening another person, making unreasonable noise or creating a hazardous condition.

Disorderly conduct can be treated as either a summary offense or as a misdemeanor offense and the penalties vary. A summary offense of disorderly conduct can result in a $300 fine and up to 90 days in jail. A misdemeanor offense is more serious and can result in a fine up to $2,500 and a maximum of 1 year in jail.  Attorney Zimmaro will work with you to protect your rights.


Being charged with harassment can be difficult to deal with and choosing an experienced harassment attorney is an important decision.

Harassment charges can include following someone in a public place, regularly communicating anonymously, threats or actual harm to another, or repeatedly communicating at extremely inconvenient hours – just to name a few.

Underage Drinking

Individuals under the age of 21 often engage in underage drinking and get caught. Underage drinking charges are considered a non-traffic summary offense but carries stiff penalties such as jail time, fines and the loss of driving privileges.  Every case is different but an experiences underage drinking attorney will help defend your rights.

Retail Theft and Larceny

Retail theft is also known as shoplifting. Charges for retail theft stem from taking items from a store, removing or altering the price tag, changing or altering the package in order to pay a lower price, under-ringing the product at the cash register or removing, altering or destroying the security tag.

Larceny is the illegal taking of another’s property with the intent to keep it permanently.  Grand larceny charges may be brought depending on the value of the items stolen, if the items were taken without the threat of fear or force and a certain kind of property was stolen.

Petty larceny charges can either be 2nd or 3rd degree – it all depends on the circumstances. Second degree charges are related to items of a lesser amount and the items in question. Third degree charges are for items that have a value of more than $2,000, are motor propelled (automobiles, motorcycle, airplane, motorboat or a person is in the business of buying or selling stolen property.

Contacting a theft and larceny attorney is the first step in defending your legal rights.

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes encompass a variety of offenses including prostitution, indecent exposure, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and the unlawful dissemination of an intimate image.

Each of these carries different penalties and an experienced sex crime attorney can make all of the difference in the outcome of your case.

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