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  • We create effective defense strategies to defend your freedom.
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Being charged with a criminal offense is no small matter. Even accusations – unfounded or not – can cause serious repercussions. Very rarely will these types of crises affect just one aspect of your life: they can impact your family life, personal life, professional life, and most importantly, your freedom. Regardless of the charges you face, working with a skilled criminal defense lawyer will be crucial to minimizing the impact that an arrest can have on your life.

Foreman & Caraciolo, PC is prepared to protect you, regardless of the charges you face. Call today.

The criminal justice system is intimidating and being unaware of your rights could make it feel more daunting. We understand you may feel like just a cog in the wheel. We aim to inform you of your rights and help you understand which steps to take to position your case favorably. Let us use our knowledge to help tip the scales of justice in your direction.
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  • Joseph D. Caraciolo

    Attorney

    Attorney Joseph D. Caraciolo is an aggressive criminal defense advocate who has been licensed to practice law for more than a decade. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Mansfield University before going onto earn his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. Attorney Caraciolo is an authority on many criminal law subjects and has contributed to published works on drunk driving legal defense. To schedule a consultation with Attorney Caraciolo do not hesitate to reach out to our firm.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Pennsylvania, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, 2004
  • Gerard Mangieri

    Attorney

    Attorney Gerard Mangieri exemplifies our firm’s commitment to aggressive, responsive, and personalized advocacy. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Wagner College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and his Juris Doctor from Widener University Commonwealth Law School. To schedule a consultation with Attorney Mangieri, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2009
    • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016

Client Testimonials

Your Case Is in Good Hands

  • “A very hard working attorney who is there for you.”

    Pam M.

  • “Having an attorney who is patient and listens as well as keeping us moving in the correct path helps more than words can express. Joseph is not one to mess with in the court room either! I'm very glad I have him on my side!”

    Ashlee

  • “I am not sure most attorneys could have addressed or dealt with her as calmly or efficiently as Attorney Caraciolo. He is a Godsend and will use him again if need be.”

    Bob

  • “Mr. Caraciolo has represented our family in a few matters, and every time we have used him, the results were positive. We highly recommend him.”

    Previous Client

  • “I highly recommend Attorney Caraciolo! He will be dedicated to your case and be there when you need him! ”

    Previous Client

  • “Thanks to the great job Mr. Caraciolo did we were able to fight false charges against and clear or names. Also helped us to improve our granddaughter's life. ”

    Pervious Client

  • “I have worked with attorney Caraciolo for several years and his learned mastery of the law at court has impressed me on many occasions. ”

    Axel

  • “He shed light into the darkness and I give him credit for saving my life and opening my eyes to so much. I will forever be grateful to have worked with him and his for his help in my life.”

    Erica

Why Choose Foreman & Caraciolo, PC?

  • Get Hard-Hitting Defense Services from a Former District Attorney

  • We Have Proudly Served Our Community since 1950

  • From DUI to Violent Crimes, There’s Nothing We Can’t Handle

  • We Maintain Open & Transparent Lines of Communication

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I go to jail if I was arrested?

    Answer:

    No, not necessarily. Although each county may have slightly different booking processes, you may be placed in a holding cell until you have been read your official charges during your arraignment (first hearing before a judge). A jail or prison sentence can only be brought if you have been found guilty and convicted, or if you have plead to a lesser charge with a jail sentence involved.

  • If I’m not guilty, why do I need a lawyer?

    Answer:

    At Foreman & Caraciolo, PC, we always assume our clients to be innocent until proven guilty, and we will always represent them as such. Even if you know that you are not guilty, you will be facing off against highly trained Prosecutors and District Attorneys. It is their primary motivation to utilize the State’s resources to obtain a conviction and penalize you accordingly.

  • How are misdemeanors & felonies different?

    Answer:

    Criminal offenses can be categorized in multiple ways, and this includes misdemeanor charges and felony charges. Misdemeanor offenses are typically considered to be lesser offenses, and typically result in a jail time sentence of less than 1 year. On the other hand, felonies are much more severe and can carry a lengthy prison sentence of 1 year or more.

  • What are my rights after an arrest?

    Answer:

    We believe that knowledge can be the strongest defense. If you have been arrested, know that you have the right to remain silent and you have the right to request an attorney. Both of these things (also known as your Miranda Rights) ultimately protect your 5th Amendment Right to avoid self-incrimination.

Rights That Are in Jeopardy After Serving Time

  • Loss of eligibility to apply for financial aid for college
  • Security clearance for certain professions such as teaching, working with children, or security
  • Voting privileges
  • Parenting rights can be taken away including custody & visiting rights
  • Loss of 2nd Amendment right to legally obtain or possess firearms
  • Cannot obtain a passport or a visa for entry into certain countries
  • Convicts are pulled into police line-ups as a potential suspect

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