Law Office of Caroline M. Roberto

Criminal Defense Attorney with over 25 Years of Legal Experience

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Firm Overview

Providing legal representation in criminal matters for summary offenses, misdemeanors and felonies
The Law Office of Caroline M. Roberto focuses on criminal defense and can help you fight the charges you are facing. With over 25 years of legal experience, Attorney Roberto has the knowledge and skill to aggressively represent you in a court of law. The office is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serves clients in the surrounding counties.

Areas of the law where Attorney Roberto provides quality legal service include:
- Criminal law
- Homicide
- Manslaughter
- Criminal appeals
- Marijuana cases
- Assault and battery
- Burglary
- Capital offenses
- Criminal conspiracy
- Criminal defense
- Criminal forfeiture
- Criminal fraud
- White collar criminal defense
- Criminal prosecution
- Death penalty
- Driving while intoxicated
- DUI/DWI
- Expungements
- Federal criminal law
- Perjury
- Felonies
- Forgery
- Federal & Pennsylvania grand jury practice
- Habeas corpus
- Hit and run
- Mail fraud
- Misdemeanors
- Money laundering
- Murder
- Post-conviction remedies (PCRA)
- Search and seizure
- Theft
- Traffic violations
- Vehicular homicide
- Weapons charges
- Wire fraud
- Wiretapping
- White collar crime
- White collar fraud

Quality legal service recognized by peers
Criminal defense Attorney Caroline M. Roberto has been recognized by her peers and the legal community for meeting a high standard of quality and ethics. The Law Office of Caroline M. Roberto has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics. In addition to receiving that prestigious accolade, Attorney Roberto is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense, Pennsylvania, 2012 and as a 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Philadelphia Magazine. She provides quality criminal defense that you can trust.

Fighting minor summary and misdemeanor charges as well as major felonies
A criminal charge against you, whether for drug possession, DUI or a major felony can effect multiple aspects of your life for years to come. It is vital that you contact an attorney you can trust and who has the experience to see your case through to trial. Attorney Roberto has more than 25 years of experience and will stand by your side from the minute you become a client. She will develop a strategy based on your personal circumstances and represent your best interests in court.
Main Office

Main Office
429 4th Avenue, Law & Finance Building, 5th Floor
Pittsburgh  PA  15219

Phone
  • 412-391-4071
Criminal Defense
Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorney
An experienced attorney fighting for her client's rights
When faced with criminal charges, a person needs an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney on his side. For more than 25 years, Attorney Caroline M. Roberto has been fighting to defend the rights of her clients. She has built a reputation based on getting results. She is intimately familiar with the facets of the Pennsylvania criminal justice system and has the knowledge and skill to make sure her clients understand their legal options and to guide them through the legal process.

Criminal defense lawyer Caroline M. Roberto has represented clients in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-DUI
-Disorderly Conduct
-Possession of a controlled substance
-Possession with intent to deliver
-Recklessly endangering another person (REAP)
-Recieving Stolen Property
-Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault
-Gambling offenses
-Violation of the uniform firearms act
-Homicide - first degree murder/third degree murder/manslaughter
And More


Attorney Roberto strives diligently to help clients overcome the difficult challenges that accompany criminal charges. She works tenaciously to attain the best possible result. She has successfully obtained appellate relief for many clients and expungement for many others.

Attorney Roberto goes the extra mile to ensure that clients get the justice they deserve. Through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, her efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. She personally speaks with witnesses, reviews police records and examines the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, if necessary. She often brings in experts who challenge the prosecution and help prepare trial strategy.

Caroline M. Roberto

She has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
- Criminal law
- Homicide
- Manslaughter
- Criminal appeals
- Marijuana cases
- Assault and battery
- Burglary
- Capital offenses
- Criminal conspiracy
- Criminal defense
- Criminal forfeiture
- Criminal fraud
- White collar criminal defense
- Criminal prosecution
- Death penalty
- Driving while intoxicated
- DUI/DWI
- Expungements
- Federal criminal law
- Perjury
- Felonies
- Forgery
- Grand jury practice
- Habeas corpus
- Hit and run
- Mail fraud
- Misdemeanors
- Money laundering
- Murder
- Post-conviction remedies
- Search and seizure
- Theft
- Traffic violations
- Vehicular homicide
- Weapons charges
- Wire fraud
- Wiretapping
- White collar crime
- White collar fraud

Admitted
-Tennessee, 1982
-Pennsylvania, 1984

Education
-University of Memphis, J.D., 1981
-Duquesne University, B.A., 1975
-National Criminal Defense College, 1989

Associations & memberships
-Allegheny County Bar Association (Chair, Criminal Litigation Section)
-Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania (Past President, 1999-2001 and Co-Founder, 1988-1990)
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President, 1999-2001)

Representative cases
-Showers v. Beard, 635 F3d 625 (3d Cir. 2011)
-Szuchon v. Lehman, 273 F3d 299 (3d Cir. 2001)
-Commonwealth v. Legg, 711 A2d 430 (Pa. 1999)

Biographical details
-Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense, Pennsylvania, 2012
-Named Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year, 2010
-Named 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine
-2011 Winner of the Josel Advocacy Award presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers
Education
  • University of Memphis
    Juris Doctorate
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