Atty. Robert J. Munley and Associates
Please Call : 877-378-6505
Attorney Robert J. Munley (a Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy) and his staff have established an outstanding record of results representing individuals charged with crimes throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, including the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, Stroudsburg/Poconos and all surrounding areas. We have convenient, easy to get to offices near Scranton (Peckville) and Stroudsburg.
Our firm represents clients accused of all crimes, including: D.U.I., sex crimes, drug offenses, assaults, computer crimes, all theft offenses, and all other crimes. You'll be pleased with our affordable fees. Atty. Munley has represented thousands of clients and no doubt has successfully handled cases identical to yours!
Our goals for our clients are always: avoid jail whenever possible, protect our clients' records, and get the best possible results. Our responsibility to our clients is to make sure your rights are protected, you're treated fairly, and your case is resolved successfully.
We'll work directly with you to get you through this difficult time. You'll be impressed with the respect you are shown by Atty. Munley and his knowledgeable and friendly staff and by how quickly your questions and calls are answered. You'll find Atty. Munley "down to earth" and find that he explains your case to you in easy to understand terms. You'll find Atty. Munley and his staff easy to talk to. You should never hesitate to call us if you have questions about your case.
Many of our clients, including students from all the local colleges, are residents of New Jersey, New York and other states throughout the country. Atty. Munley and his staff work closely with our out-of-state clients to ensure that their cases proceed smoothly. These cases often require special attention and coordination. Our staff is experienced in serving the needs of our out-of-state clients and we do what's necessary to make sure our clients cases proceed smoothly.
A large part of Atty. Munley's practice is representing clients who were referred to him by local and out of state attorneys. These attorneys know their clients are in good hands and that their best interests are being looked out for by experienced professionals.
Call us or contact us now for your free consultation. If you're facing charges and you have questions you need answered now, call Atty. Munley even if it's after regular business hours or it's a weekend or holiday. Atty. Munley will speak directly with you and will answer all of your questions. You are under no obligation and you'll be glad you called!
Please Call : 877-378-6505
Please Call : 877-378-6505Attorney Profile
Robert J. Munley
Toll Free: 1-800-440-8137
1522 Pennsylvania Avenue
Peckville, Pennsylvania 18452
27 North 6th Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
Bob Munley is the Pres. of Attorney Robert J. Munley & Associates, with office locations in Scranton (Peckville) and Stroudsburg, Penna. The practice is devoted exclusively to representing individuals charged in criminal matters throughout all counties of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Atty. Munley is a graduate of Valley View High School and earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts Degree from Marywood University. He is also a graduate of Widener University School of Law.
Atty. Munley has earned the achievement of being named a Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Atty. Munley is certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to represent individuals in death penalty cases in Pennsylvania.
Atty. Munley has successfully represented thousands of adult and juvenile clients throughout the counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania in all types of criminal case. Atty. Munley and his staff represent clients in criminal cases regularly in Lackawanna, Monroe, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Carbon and Northampton Counties.
Juris Doctorate, Widener University
BA, Penn State Univeristy
MA, Marywood University
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Lackawanna Bar Assn.
Monroe County Bar Assn.
American Bar Assn.
Penna. Bar Assn
Pa. Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Credit Card Fraud
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Hit and Run Accidents
Homicide & Manslaughter
Indecent Exposure/ Lewdness
Receiving Stolen Property
Recklessly Endangering Another Person
Underage Drinking DUI
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
The law in Pennsylvania says that a person is guilty of D.U.I. if he/she drives, operates or is in physical control of the movement of a vehicle after drinking an amount of alcohol that makes him/her incapable of safe driving.
A person is also guilty of D.U.I. if he/she drives, operates or is in physical control of the movement of a vehicle and that person’s blood alcohol level is .08% or higher within 2 hours of driving the vehicle.ASK ABOUT ARD (probation, no jail, no record)
If this is your first dui and you don't have any prior criminal record, you may be eligible for the ARD program which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitation Dispostion. ARD is usually a 6 month probation program where there is no incarceration. In most cases, there is a 30 or 60 day loss of driver's license. The driver must attend Alcohol Highway Safety Classes and many counties will require that a specific number of community service hours be completed. Upon successful completion of all of the ARD requirements, the attorney must prepare the appropriate legal paperwork and file it with the court to enable your arrest record to be expunged or destroyed.
HOUSE ARREST/HOME CONFINEMENT
If the driver is ineligible for the ARD program, some, but not all, counties in Northeast Pa. may allow the driver to serve a sentence for a 2nd or 3rd dui in house arrest or home confinement. This program allows the driver to remain home during the sentence and continue working. The driver is restricted to the home during the sentence.
Almost all dui cases result in either admission into the ARD program or a guilty plea. However, some dui cases should be challenged at trial or through pretrial motions where the legality of the arrest is challenged. Atty. Munley has represented hundreds of people in dui cases and has extensive experience conducting dui trials and pretrial motions challenging the dui arrest.
Fees for representation in dui cases at Atty. Robert J. Munley and Associates are always reasonable. There is no need for you to pay an exorbitant fee for a dui case. What you absolutely need is an experienced dui attorney who will protect your rights and make sure you gain admission into the dui program you are eligible for. Equally important is a guarantee that if you successfully complete the ARD program that your attorney expunges your record. Otherwise, you will have a dui arrest record forever. Our firm guarantees you that we will file the required paperwork at the appropriate time to get your record expunged. Our fee covers all of your required court appearances, phone calls, negotiations with the prosecutor, and thorough completion of all of your court paperwork, especially your expungement paperwork in an ARD case. There are never additional fees.
If you are charged with a dui in any of the counties in Northeast Pa., call or contact our office to discuss your case. We will let you know if your case should be challenged through a trial or pretrial motions. If appropriate, we will do everything possible to help you gain admission into the ARD program, or if that's not possible, we will explore the possibility of a house arrest/home confinement sentence.
All "drug" cases are not equal. There are 2 types, misdemeanor and felony cases. Misdemeanor drug cases while serious, are less serious than felony drug cases. Most felony drug cases will result in a jail sentence. Many misdemeanor drug cases, providing there is no prior criminal record, will result in a probation sentence. Depending on the county you are in, some misdemeanor drug cases are even eligible for the ARD program where the criminal record can be expunged or destroyed upon completion of the program's requirements.
Misdemeanor drug cases are usually Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, pills, etc.) and Possession of Paraphernalia (pipes, bowls, rolling papers, syringes, etc.). Felony drug charges are usually Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Acquisition of a Controlled Substance by Fraud.DRUG DELIVERY (felony)
Drug Delivery is simply an exchange of a controlled substance from one person to another. As long as there is some type of transaction, regardless if money is involved, a drug delivery has taken place. A drug delivery is always graded as a felony. Penalties will depend on the type of drug, the weight or amount of the drug, and the person's prior criminal convictions.
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (felony)
Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is when a person possesses a controlled substance or drug and it's that person's intent to deliver that controlled substance to another or to exchange it for money. There does not have to be an exchange or sale of drugs for this crime to occur. It is enough that the person is in possession of the drugs and that the evidence indicates that the person intends to exchange or sell the controlled substance. The charge of Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is always graded as a Felony. The penalty will depend on the type of drug, the weight or amount of the drug and the person's prior criminal convictions.
ACQUISITION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY FRAUD (FELONY)
Acquisition of a Controlled Substance by Fraud is unrelated to selling drugs or possessing then with the intention of later selling them. This charge usually deals with a person pretending to be associated with a doctor's office phoning in a fake prescription to a pharmacy. Other times it is charged when a person brings in an altered or forged prescription to a pharmacy.
POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (misdemeanor)
If a person is knowingly in possession of a controlled substance or drug, he is guilty of the charge of Possession. Possession of a Controlled Substance, as long as it is not possessed with the intent to sell or deliver, is always graded as a misdemeanor. The controlled substance can be marijuana, pills, cocaine, heroin, etc.
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (misdemeanor)
If a person is in possession of paraphernalia commonly used to assist in the use or consumption of drugs, such as a pipe, needle, baggies, scale, cigarette rolling papers, etc., the person may be found guilty of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia. This charge is always graded as a misdemeanor.
CRIMINAL USE OF A COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY (felony)
Criminal Use of a Communications facility (felony) is when a person uses a communications' facility such as a telephone or computer to commit or facilitate a felony. This charge is graded as a felony. An example would be when a person uses a telephone to set up a sale of a controlled substance. This charge, though commonly filed with drug cases, can also be filed in non-drug related cases.
LOSS OF LICENSE FOR CONVICTION OF DRUG OFFENSE
There is an automatic loss of your Pennsylvania driver's license upon a conviction for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. There is no loss of license for a conviction for Possession of Paraphernalia. The license suspension is 6 months for the first conviction, 1 yr. for the second conviction, and 2 yrs. for a third and any subsequent conviction.
Our firm has represented hundreds of clients charged with drug offenses over the years. If you've been charged with a drug offense, call or contact us for a free review of your case.
Criminal Trespass is when a person enters a building or breaks into a building knowing that he or she is not authorized to do so. This charge is graded as a felony. Crininal Trespass is somewhat less serious than the charge of burglary which requires that the person intended to commit a crime inside the building.Underage Drinking
Sometimes the crime of burglary can be reduced to criminal trespass. Sometimes the charge of criminal trespass can be further reduced to the crime of theft or receiving stolen property.
A person charged with burglary is sometimes also charged with criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. It's important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to learn the differences and consequences of these charges.
If you've been charged with any of these crimes, call or contact us and we'll be happy to review your case.
Out of State Clients/ Referring Attorneys
(Formerly known as Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportationof Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages)
This offense is committed when a person less than 21 years of age attempts to buy or buys, consumes, possesses or knowingly transports alcohol. This offense is graded as a Summary. Upon conviction, there is a mandatory 90 day loss of Pennsylvania driving privileges. Upon the second conviction, there is a 1 year loss of driving privileges and 2 year loss of driving privileges for the third conviction.
Out of State Clients
If you or a family member are charged with a crime anywhere in Northeast Pa. and you live outside the area or are from New York, New Jersey, or anywhere in the U.S., call or contact us and we'll be happy to review your case with you for no charge. You'll speak with an experienced attorney who understands your case and speaks to you in easy to understand terms. You'll be pleased with the way your treated and the respect you're given. You'll also find that our fees are affordable. Our staff works with many clients who reside outside of Pennsylvania and our area. We work hard to ensure that your experience through this difficult time is not intimidating or overwhelming.
Our goal is to achieve the best results possible for you including avoiding incarceration and a permanent criminal record whenever possible. We have a long history of achieving great results for our clients and we would be honored to represent you. Call or contact us for a free consultation.
A significant portion of our practice is representing clients that have been referred to us from out-of-state attorneys as well as local attorneys who do not practice criminal law. If you have a client charged with a crime in Northeast Penna., Atty. Munley is happy to speak with you and review your client's case at no charge. He will also tell you what type of fee your client can expect.
Our firm practices only criminal defense. Atty. Munley will tell you exactly where your client stands and what you and your client can expect in the criminal justice system. You and your client will find Atty. Munley down to earth and easy to talk to and work with.
Atty. Munley is a Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by The National Board of Trial Advocacy and is death penalty certified by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Feel free to check his rating on Martindale Hubbel. Fees charged are always fair and affordable. Throughout the case, you and your client are encouraged to contact Atty. Munley whenever you have questions. Your clients will be treated the way you would like to be treated, with kindness, respect and dignity.
Call or contact us and Atty. Munley will be happy to review your client's case with you at no obligation.
Professionals/College Students/Criminal Records
Our firm is often called upon to represent professionals, college students, and young college graduates in criminal matters. Many of our clients are doctors, nurses and other professionals as well as students attending East Stroudsburg University, Penn State, the University of Scranton, Kings, Wilkes or other local colleges. These cases must be handled differently than other criminal cases. Since most employers conduct criminal background checks on prospective hires, every effort must be made to avoid a permanent record. There are programs available that can help avoid permanent criminal records. Rest assured that our firm will do everything possible to avoid a permanent criminal record for our clients.
The following are excerps of some notes, cards, letters, and emails sent to Atty. Munley from some of his clients regarding his representation:
Dear Bob, I just wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude for you seeing me on such short notice the other day. It was a pleasure meeting you considering the circumstances.
I interviewed other attorneys and no one seemed to care about my family or my situation quite the way you did. I felt like it was maybe going to be ok. You gave me hope, and that is what me and my family needed most.
Continue doing what you do. I am sure you put others at ease as well. The others were not even close with their professionalism and it was uncomfortable having to interact with them and their personnel. I felt like I was being judged and I had not yet discussed my case. Your staff on the other hand extended the same warm caring concern as you do. You should know it is not overlooked and definitely appreciated by those under stress from a legal situation. A warm sincere smile and some kindness can go a long way on a wary soul.
Again, I'd like to thank you for your time, patience, concern and a quick response to me and my family. May God bless you and your staff.
Bob, ................. I cannot even begin to thank you enough. I do hope he gets the house arrest because the idea of him going back to the prison just tears me apart. I know this was good for him being in the rehab and he seems to understand his adiction on a new level. I am going to pray all night long and into tomorrow. So again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You have been wonderful. I just want to let you know that your help and all you have done was and is exceptional.
Dear Robert, At the sentencing when I was totally distraught, you reassured me with the very wonderful words, "You're a good person." Thank you, you are a blessing in my life. You're special. ...............................
Dear Bob: Thank you just isn't enough for what you've done for me over the past few weeks. I'm so appreciative for your professional guidance to get me through a rocky time. I'm so grateful. If I can ever do anything for you...please call! You rock Bob! Thanks again.
Dear Mr. Munley: Thank you so much for all the advice and help you provided to me with my recent legal problems. I can never properly express in words the gratitude I feel for the professional, prompt and excellent way you handled all aspects of my case from A-Z. I was in the very best of hands with you as my attorney and I will never be able to thank you enough for all that you did for me................. Wishing you all the very best.
Bob, Jay, and Sandi, This card is simply to tell you how thankful I am. You will probably forget about me as the days pass on, however I just want you all to know that all the help and time you gave to my case will never be forgotten. Thank you so very much to all of you!!!
Dear Bob, Thank you for the professionalism and generous courtesy you have shown my family through our difficult days. Hopefully our son will realize sooner than later the stregnth of having you beside us made a tremenduous impact. Please note my wife and I will never forget. Thank you.
Dear Bob, ........................................................... Thank you so very much for you kindness, support and outstanding service to my daughter and to me also. We are very grateful!!
Bob, ..................... I appreciate your patience more than you can imagine. If not for you and what you did for me, I wouldn't be able to send this note. Heartfelt thanks!
Bob, hi............................ I just wanted to let you know that regardless of the outcome, I really do appreciate the work you are doing for my case. I'm sure this is just one of the many DUI cases that you have handled in your career and I am very grateful for the time and effort that you have put in for me. This is something that will directly affect the rest of my life and I appreciate that you are doing everything you can. ................ Thank you once again for your hard work.
Mr. Munley, It's hard to say just how much I appreciate everything you have done for me. I can say though, my future would not be as bright without you in my present.
Dear Mr. Munley, Thank you for all you support and legal help when dealing with my momentary lapse in better judgment. I feel that you were very fair and understanding and I highly appreciate that. I learned a huge lesson a year ago. It taught me tremenduously about life and myself ............................................. I will definitely keep you in mind for further legal counsel. Hopefully life will treat me well enough so that I would not have to contact you with these matters. I will surely recommend you to any and all people looking for proper representation. Thank you once again, I cannot say it enough.
Dear Bob, We just wanted to say thank you so much for helping our daughter, we really appreciate you and what you did for our family. Thanks again so much!