Facing criminal charges is a very serious matter. A criminal conviction can have devastating, long lasting, and broad sweeping consequences that could negatively impact your future. Depending on a number of factors (i.e. the classification and grading of a criminal offense combined with your prior record score), a criminal conviction may warrant incarceration at a county prison or even state correctional institute.

A criminal conviction also carries a stigma that may damage your relationships or reputation within the community, hinder professional opportunities, and impose financial obligations such as restitution and/or substantial fines.

Your freedom, your reputation, and your finances are all at stake!


Felonies - range in degree and can have life altering consequences. You could be sentenced to lengthy prison terms of up to 20 years and be required to pay significant fines of up to $50,000.

Misdemeanors - range in degree and could also have life altering consequences. You could be sentenced up to 5 years in prison and be required to pay fines of up to $10,000.

Summary Offenses - are often called “non-traffic citations,” but can include disorderly conduct, loitering, harassment, and low-level retail theft, among others. Summary offenses are generally the most minor type of criminal offense. A conviction for a summary offense usually results in a fine and/or possible limitations on your freedom that generally do not warrant a prison sentence.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? Speak To Your Attorney, Not The Police!

The police and prosecutors are not your friends, and they are working to put you away. They want you to agree to be interrogated so they can gather statements and use them against you, should your case go to trial. You should politely refuse to answer any questions and request an attorney. Everything you say to the police can and will be used against you.

Attorney Richard J. Kravets is a skilled criminal defense trial lawyer and will immediately represent you in all communication with members of law enforcement. Mr. Kravets will use his skills and experience to assess the situation, advise you of your rights and options, and offer his advice as to the best course of action.


Mr. Kravets leverages his experience as a formal criminal prosecutor when preparing for and trying cases. Moreover, Mr. Kravets uses his experience and familiarity with the criminal justice system, the prosecutors, police and judges to obtain the right results for his clients.

As a former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Kravets gained valuable insight into the nuances of proving each and every element of any number of crimes including, but not limited to, drug offenses, theft crimes, weapons, economic crimes, sex crimes, domestic crimes and DUI.

Interacting with any member or branch of law enforcement can be a daunting task. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney, especially one with prosecutorial experience, can play a significant role if obtained at the right time. 

If you are being investigated for or charged with a criminal offense, do not wait to contact an experienced defense attorney. It can mean the difference between a conviction or acquittal, or probation and a prison sentence.

Clients often feel the need to leave positive feedback after interacting with and trusting Mr. Kravets with their most pressing legal matters. Feel free to review what former clients have said about Mr. Kravets, his knowledge base, experience, and zeal in representation.

Mr. Kravets is licensed in Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and Florida as well as  admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. With two office locations,  Mr. Kravets is able to assist and represent clients in several locations.

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Main Office

Open Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Weekends by Appointment

Kravets Law

Duane Morris Plaza
30 S. 17th Street, Suite 810
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 709-3030
Fax: (215) 709-3232
Email: [email protected]

Satellite Office

By Appointment Only

Kravets Law

Corporate Place
1920 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd
Suite 809
Hallandale, FL 33009

Phone: (215) 709-3030
Fax: (215) 709-3232
Email: [email protected]