Lawyers of Distinction 2022
10 Best Attorney - 2023
Expertise 2023
2023 Member - American Immigration Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers - PACDL

Federal Criminal Defense

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. represents individuals charged with criminal offenses in both Pennsylvania state and United States Federal District and Circuit courts. With over 25 years of aggressive courtroom experience, our trial attorneys excel in advocating for their clients. We have a breadth of experience ranging from preliminary hearings to jury trials in both state and federal court. In Pennsylvania state criminal court, we regularly represent people accused of retail theft (18 § 3929), simple assault (18 § 2701), theft (18 § 3901), drug possession and drug trafficking (35 P.S. 780-113), aggravated assault (18 § 2702), terroristic threats (18 § 2706), possessing instruments of crime (18 § 907), and many more. In Federal Court we skillfully represent clients from their initial appearance through verdict and sentencing in cases involving fraud and false statements (18 U.S. Code Chap. 47), drug trafficking (21 USC § 841(a)(1)), firearms (guns)( 18 U.S.C. § 933), wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1343), and conspiracy allegations (18 U.S. Code § 371), and many more.

We have specialized experience representing immigrants in criminal courts ranging from the simplest offense to the most consequential serious offense. When we represent immigrants in criminal court, we provide excellent criminal defense as well as providing the important strategizing to avoid deportation in immigration court. We represent our clients during government investigations, arraignments, arrest, through the discovery process, pre-trial negotiation, carefully orchestrated plea deals, at trial, at pleas, at sentencing and post sentencing patterns. Unique to our practice is an in-house, highly experienced Mitigator. Her services are used at the first opportunity to create an advantage for our clients. Mitigation helps the judge and prosecutor see our clients as people. Mitigation makes a difference in criminal defense. Because of our extensive experience with immigrants, we regularly work with skilled interpreters to make sure that our clients and their families understand what is happening in the case. More than just trial attorneys, Thompson Law Advocates P.C. provides the expertise and experience needed to craft solutions for important criminal cases, no matter how big or small. Every contact with the criminal justice system is consequential, working with a team with years of experience is important.

Client Reviews

The legal representation provided by Peter was honestly exceptional and tailored precisely for my complex situation. My immigration hurdles began in 2010 and did not conclude until 2021. During that lengthy period I had retained the services of about four other attorneys. The service...

Anonymous Client, 2021

I was looking for an attorney to represent me during my citizenship interview. Peter was so friendly and understanding, patient and made me feel comfortable and confident that my case would be okay. He listened to my situation and offered his advice before asking if I wanted him to represent me...

Anonymous Client, 2021

Finding the right legal representation is hard. Peter and his team are amazing. Peter is so down to earth and is so honest. We always felt comfortable asking any questions. His response time is second to none. Knowing that all of the paperwork was being filled out correctly the first time is worth...

Anonymous Client, 2021

A good lawyer is important, a great lawyer is priceless! I met with Peter in 2018, and knew he was the right lawyer for my complicated case. He showed me that he knows immigration law very well, and we built a plan for success. He made sure that I understood what was happening with my case and met...

Anonymous Client, 2022

My dream came true! I came to Lawyer Peter Thompson and his Philadelphia team with a prior deportation order after facing threats of torture in my home country. He was recommended to me. From the very start, Peter was in my corner – very responsive, intelligent, driven, and genuine. He did not just...

Anonymous Client, 2022

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C.

1500 Walnut St
7th Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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