O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.

Criminal Defense

Protecting Our Clients From Criminal Charges

If you have been accused of a misdemeanor or felony, there are several critical criminal process decisions that you must make immediately. Those decisions, made with the guidance of a criminal lawyer, will have an impact on the outcome of your case.

At O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C., we defend both adults and juveniles facing any type of criminal charge recognized in Pennsylvania, from homicide down to driving under the influence of alcohol.


Why Choose OWM Law?

OWM Law’s record for criminal defense for both individuals and corporations is exemplary. Our attorneys offer the experience and knowledge necessary for the protection of your constitutional rights. One of our criminal defense lawyers teaches the subject of criminal law at a major Pennsylvania university and Montgomery County Community College. Our resources are invaluable for the protection of your rights under the law. We will thoroughly prepare your case for trial while exploring all options available for an alternative resolution of your criminal charges.

Additionally, our criminal lawyers are familiar with the criminal system in Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties. They are knowledgeable and familiar with the local judiciary, county prosecutors, law enforcement officers, as well as a variety of criminal law experts. These connections can make the difference between success and failure in bringing a defense against charges like:

  • Motor vehicle violations
  • Drug possession
  • DUI

We also handle negotiations for plea agreements and expungement.

Early Intervention In A Criminal Case

Whether you have already received misdemeanor charges or felony charges for alleged criminal offenses or you suspect you may receive charges soon, it is always best to reach out to an attorney as soon as you suspect you are in legal trouble. Even before you receive charges or an arrest warrant, we can help you protect your best interests against criminal conviction. For example, we can assist you through any investigation or questioning, help you avoid mistakes that can jeopardize your case and possibly avoid charges altogether. Our experienced team can also act on your behalf to secure a preliminary hearing in front of a magisterial district judge (MDJ) or at a formal arrangement.

The Rights Of The Accused In A Criminal Case

As your legal representation, we can stand by your side to uphold your legal rights in court and throughout your case. You have the right to remain silent, the right not to suffer an unlawful search and seizure, and also have the right to a lawyer. Being denied these rights can be disastrous for your case, which is why you need to be sure you have an ironclad defense against any violations of your rights. You will always have rights in your criminal case, and we can help you defend them.

We want to do everything in our power to help you earn a favorable outcome in your case, and we have the experience and skills necessary to make that goal a reality. Instead of taking the risk of representing yourself or waiting to consult with an attorney, seize the moment to protect your future by protecting your rights today.

How We Can Help

Don’t waste any time in establishing a strong legal defense team. Call OWM Law today at 610-323-2800 or reach out through our online contact form.

Meet Our Criminal Defense Team

Scott J. Werner, Jr.


  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Landlord Tenant Matters
  • Municipal Law
  • Guardianships
  • Social Security Disability

Stephen I. Baer

Senior Counsel

  • Criminal Defense
  • Mediation & Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Estate Administration & Probate

James R. Freeman

Senior Counsel

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration

Richard D. Linderman

Senior Counsel

  • Accidents & Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration

Take The First Step: Contact Us Today

Call 610-323-2800 to speak with a Criminal Defense attorney today.