Experienced, Skilled, Ready to Help

From his law office on Beau Street, near the county courthouse, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Keith Emerick, has successfully defended his clients in the Washington County, PA court system in a wide variety of criminal cases.  From violent crimes like Homicide, Assault and Reckless Endangerment to drug crimes like Simple Possession and Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID), Mr. Emerick has a proven track record in Washington County for providing the best possible defense when his clients need him the most.

Mr. Emerick has represented citizens from all over Washington County, including: Washington, Canonsburg, California, Donora, McMurray, Monongahela, Charleroi, Thompsonville, Centerville, McDonald, Cecil, and Burgettstown, among others.  He has practiced before every Magisterial District Judge in Washington County.  He has practiced before every Washington County Court of Common Pleas Judge.  Out-of-county residents seek him out for his local experience.  He has practiced with every prosecutor in Washington County.  He has met, handled cases filed by, even questioned, many of the police officers and Pennsylvania State Troopers employed in Washington County.  Mr. Emerick is a known quantity among judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement alike.

Mr. Emerick is well respected among his colleagues in the Washington County Bar, having previously served as the President of the Washington County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Division, where he was asked to guide continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities for other lawyers.  He is a member of statewide organizations like Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) where he routinely shares and discusses legal developments and strategy with criminal defense lawyers from around Pennsylvania.  Mr. Emerick’s skill, training, knowledge, and experience provide his clients a key advantage in court.

If you are charged with a crime in Washington County, PA, Keith Emerick is here to help.

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Drug Crimes

Possession, Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID); Marijuana, Heroine, Cocaine, Prescription Medication, Civil Asset Forfeiture/Return of Property, etc.

Violent Crimes

Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Harassment, Stalking, Domestic Abuse, Protection from Abuse Proceedings, Reckless Endangerment, etc.

Other Offenses

Sexual Offenses, Theft, Forgery, Receiving Stolen Property, Robbery, Burglary, Arson, Firearm Offenses, Criminal Mischief, etc.

Been There. Done That.

  • Defense Investigation
    • Private Investigators, Witness Interviews, Scene Inspection, Expert Witnesses, Forensic Evidence, etc.
  • Affirmative Defenses, Culpability, Justification
    • Self-Defense, Involuntary Acts, Ignorance/Mistake, Duress, Consent, De minimis acts, Entrapment, Mental Health Defenses/Competency Proceedings, etc.
  • Constitutional Defenses / Civil Rights
    • Illegal Searches & Seizures, Illegal Arrests, Illegal Search Warrants, Suggestive Identifications, Coercive Interrogations, etc.
  • Bench Trials, Jury Trials, Appeals, Post-Conviction Relief
  • Sentence Mitigation
    • Sometimes the best course of action is to control the damage, to mitigate, to lessen any eventual punishment.

“I’ve never met anyone I could not help.”

Proudly Serving

  • Allegheny County

  • Washington County

  • Westmoreland County

  • Greene County

  • Beaver County

  • Butler County

  • Fayette County

  • Southwestern