Aggressive Criminal Defense for Pittsburgh Clients

There are few things in life more terrifying than staring down the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence, not to mention the crippling fines commonly associated with any criminal conviction. Fortunately, The Law Office of Michael L. Studd provides years of experience defending Pittsburgh residents facing criminal charges.


If you’ve recently been charged with driving under the influence, you need to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. A conviction is not as inevitable as you may think, and there are numerous avenues toward justice that only a skilled criminal defense attorney will be able to navigate. Refrain from issuing any statements to law enforcement officials, as anything you say really will be used against you.

License Suspension

If you’re facing a DUI conviction, there’s a good chance you’re also looking at a license suspension. Pennsylvania’s DUI laws are some of the strictest in the nation, and even your first DUI offense can lead to a license suspension of at least one year. Don’t gamble with your right to be on the road — call attorney Michael L. Studd now.

Drug Crimes

If you’re currently facing charges for the possession, manufacturing and/or distribution of illegal drugs in the state of Pennsylvania, you need criminal defense assistance immediately. Pennsylvania takes its drug laws very seriously, and there’s simply no scenario in which you maintain your rights and freedom without the help of a proven criminal defender.

Felonies & Misdemeanors

Felonies and misdemeanors each carry the ability to cause a deeply negative impact on your future. While misdemeanors are inherently less serious than felonies, they should be treated with the same level of careful legal maneuvering. If you’re facing either type of charge you need a skilled and experienced attorney to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.


There’s no reason why an old, minor offense should continue to wreak havoc on the life you’ve built for yourself. That’s why attorney Michael L. Studd has spent the better part of the last decade helping Pittsburgh residents seeking legal relief via expungement. If you think you may qualify for expungement, contact attorney Michael L. Studd today.


Burglary is a crime wherein someone illegally enters a dwelling with or without the intent of committing a crime. It is considered robbery if during a theft someone is injured or threatened with injury and other characteristics exceeding simple theft. It’s important to take robbery and burglary charges very seriously, as they are considered felonies in Pennsylvania.


You can be convicted of criminal charges for planning a crime with one or more other people and taking any action toward executing said crime. Even if you fail to fully realize the crime, you can face stiff punishments for conspiring to commit a crime.

The Law Office of Michael L. Studd defends Pittsburgh residents facing a wide range of criminal charges. For devoted criminal defense representation, contact our office at (412) 400-6157 now.