Criminal charges have the potential to ruin your life — especially if they're not properly handled. When your rights are on the line, you need an attorney who:

  • Understands your concerns
  • Puts those concerns first
  • Has the experience to effectively and aggressively fight for your legal rights

You will find this level of dedication and experience at the Harrisburg law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC. We are local attorneys committed to helping local people navigate the challenges of the criminal justice system. Our team provides attentive, compassionate and discerning legal help to clients across central Pennsylvania facing state or federal charges.

A Reputation For Success

Since our firm's founding in 1951, we have built a long-standing reputation for success. Our lawyers have helped thousands of people stand up against the vast power of the prosecution. We work tirelessly to provide the highest level of personalized service — and will focus on getting the best possible result for your situation.

Our criminal defense experience doesn't stop at our strong record of success in the courtroom. Our lawyers have also provided legal education on criminal defense topics. We bring well-rounded backgrounds to this complex area of law:

  • Firm partner Jeffrey B. Engle is a former assistant district attorney.
  • Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini is a seasoned litigator with many felony and misdemeanor jury and nonjury trials to her credit.
  • We have taught Pennsylvania search and seizure law educational courses and police practice and procedure classes to the Pennsylvania State Police.
  • Our team includes a former adjunct professor with Harrisburg Area Community College.

Our team has litigated thousands of preliminary criminal hearings, prepared thousands of witnesses for court, and represented clients before both the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

We have successfully defended clients from all walks of life against all types of state and federal charges — including high-profile, high-stakes sex offense cases.

Is Your Professional License On The Line?

The consequences of criminal allegations can extend far beyond the justice system. Your professional license may also be in jeopardy.

We regularly defend licensed professionals who face disciplinary action and allegations of professional misconduct. As licensed attorneys, we realize how important it is for doctors, nurses, teachers, real estate agents and other professionals to have an active license and remain in good standing with their governing body. License suspension affects not only your ability to work, but also your ability to provide for yourself and your family. We can help you pursue every available avenue for safeguarding your professional licensure and reputation.

Request Your Free Initial Consultation Today

If you have been charged with a crime, you can trust us to provide aggressive and experienced legal advocacy. Contact us online or call 717-827-4074 for a free consultation with a member of our team.