DeLuco Law

DeLuco Law

The Law Offices of Tyler W. DeLuco defends those accused of all types of crimes including assault, drug crimes, DUI, internet crimes, prostitution, resisting arrest, robbery, summary offenses, theft, and traffic offenses.

Firm Overview

Attorney Tyler W. DeLuco has focused his practice on criminal defense since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar. While attending law school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Attorney DeLuco volunteered with the Western District of Pennsylvania Federal Public Defender's Office where he aided in the representation of indigent clients charged with federal crimes by performing comprehensive research and drafting court documents. Much of his focus was devoted to drafting petitions for writ of habeas corpus on behalf of juveniles serving sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Upon graduating magna cum laude from law school, Attorney DeLuco began his private practice, the Law Offices of Tyler W. DeLuco, where he focuses exclusively on defending people accused of criminal offenses in Western Pennsylvania. Attorney DeLuco is licensed, ready, and able to handle cases at both the state and federal level. He has successfully handled many cases before magistrate and common pleas judges in Allegheny, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

Attorney DeLuco defends those accused of all types of crimes including assault, conspiracy, drug crimes, DUI, internet crimes, probation violations, prostitution, resisting arrest, robbery, summary offenses, theft, and traffic offenses. He has also successfully aided clients in expunging their criminal records and restoring their driving privileges.
Main Office
Main Office
428 Forbes Avenue
Suite 2400
Pittburgh  PA  15219
Phone
  • (412) 444-8771
Fax
  • (412) 345-3748
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
The Law Offices of Tyler W. DeLuco offers affordable payment plans and flat fees for all types of criminal cases including assault, drug crimes, DUI, internet crimes, probation violations,resisting arrest, robbery summary offenses, theft, and traffic offenses.

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Yes
DUI and DWI
The Law Offices of Tyler W. DeLuco defends those accused of all types of crimes including assault, drug crimes, DUI, internet crimes, prostitution, resisting arrest, robbery, summary offenses, theft, and traffic offenses.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

All DUI charges are treated very seriously in Western Pennsylvania, but the range of penalties vary greatly depend on your BAC and whether you have been convicted of a DUI in the past. Even if this is your first DUI, the penalties can be severe. The punishment for a first DUI can include a large fine (up to $5,000), incarceration, six months of probation, a year license suspension, and drug and alcohol assessment and alcohol safety training. Even worse, a DUI can have significant adverse impacts on your present and future employment. Fortunately, many first time DUI charges are eligible for the ARD program and an expungement from your record. For all these reasons, you should not listen to anyone who says you should just pled guilty to a first DUI without first contacting a Criminal Defense Lawyer.

If you are being charged with your second or more DUI, the penalties will increase dramatically which each additional offense. Likewise, Pennsylvania uses a tiered system where the penalties increase based on your recorded BAC.

Combining these two factors, the maximum penalties for a DUI are as follows:

For your FIRST DUI in ten years with a BAC between .08 and .0999, your sentence may include:
Mandatory 6 months probation; and
Fine $300; and
Attend Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS); and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment if indicated by the Court Reporting Network (CRN).

For your FIRST DUI in ten years with a BAC between .10 and .159, your sentence may include:
Jail 48 hours to 6 months; and
Fine $500 to $5,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 12 months; and
Attend Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS); and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment if indicated by the Court Reporting Network (CRN).

For your FIRST DUI in ten years with a BAC between .16 and greater, your sentence may include:
Jail 72 hours to 6 months; and
Fine $1,000 to $5,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 12 months; and
Attend Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS); and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment if indicated by the Court Reporting Network (CRN).

For your SECOND DUI in ten years with a BAC between .08 and .0999, your sentence may include:
Jail 5 days to 6 months; and
Fine $300 to $2,500; and
Attend Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS); and
Driver's License Suspension for 12 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your SECOND DUI in ten years with a BAC between .10 and .159, your sentence may include:
Jail 30 days to 6 months; and
Fine $750 to $5,000; and
Attend Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS); and
Driver's License Suspension for 12 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your SECOND DUI in ten years with a BAC between .16 and greater, your sentence may include:
Jail 90 days to 5 years; and
Fine $1,500 to $10,000; and
Attend Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS); and
Driver's License Suspension for 18 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your THIRD DUI in ten years with a BAC between .08 and .0999, your sentence may include:
Jail 10 days to 2 years; and
Fine $500 to $5,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 12 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your THIRD DUI in ten years with a BAC between .10 and .159, your sentence may include:
Jail 90 days to 5 years; and
Fine $1,500 to $10,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 18 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your THIRD DUI in ten years with a BAC between .16 and greater, your sentence may include:
Jail 1 to 5 years; and
Fine $2,500 to $10,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 18 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your FOURTH OR GREATER DUI in ten years with a BAC between .08 and .0999, your sentence may include:
Jail 10 days to 2 years; and
Fine $500 to $5,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 18 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your FOURTH OR GREATER DUI in ten years with a BAC between .10 and .159, your sentence may include:
Jail 1 to 5 years; and
Fine $1,500 to $10,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 18 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment.

For your FOURTH OR GREATER DUI in ten years with a BAC between .16 and greater, your sentence may include:
Jail 1 to 5 years; and
Fine $2,500 to $10,000; and
Driver's License Suspension for 18 months; and
Installation of Ignition Interlock System for 12 months; and
Full Drug and Alcohol Assessment
Criminal Defense
The Law Offices of Tyler W. DeLuco defends those accused of all types of crimes including assault, drug crimes, DUI, internet crimes, prostitution, resisting arrest, robbery, summary offenses, theft, and traffic offenses
Criminal Procedure

Complaint Filed
After an alleged crime is investigated, the police initiate the criminal process by filing a complaint with the appropriate Magisterial District Judge or by making a warrantless arrest followed by the filing of a complaint. The complaint identifies the accused, lists the crimes charged and contains a brief factual summary upon which the charges are based.

If a complaint has been filed against you, Attorney DeLuco can provide a free consultation so that you know what to expect moving forward.

Preliminary Arraignment
If you are ever arrested, you will appear before the Magisterial District Judge for a preliminary arraignment. You do have the right to have your own attorney present at this initial proceeding. At this time, you should be provided with a copy of the complaint and advised of your rights. Also at this time, bond is set. Bond will depend of the severity of the charges, your perceived danger to the community, and risk of fleeing.
Additionally, a preliminary hearing is scheduled, not less than three days but not more than ten days after the preliminary arraignment. The District Attorney usually will not be represented at a preliminary arraignment.

Preliminary Hearing
The preliminary hearing is also convened before a Magisterial District Judge. At the preliminary hearing, the Commonwealth is required to present a prima facie case or by showing both 1) evidence that a crime has been committed and 2) that you are probably the perpetrator of that crime. Depending on the County you are charged in, either the arresting police officer and/or an Assistant District Attorney will usually appear and present the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. If a prima facie case is presented, the case will be held for court. If a prima facie case is not presented, you should be discharged.

The preliminary hearing is an important part of the criminal process for someone charged with a crime. It is possible for a case can be settled at this stage where charges will be lowered and/or dismissed. Alternatively, you or your lawyer will have the opportunity to cross-examine the Commonwealth's witnesses (usually the police officer). This testimony can be used for impeachment should the case proceed to trial.

Information Filed
After holding a case for court, the Magisterial District Judge will send notice to the Allegheny County Department of Court Records. They will notify the District Attorney of the charges that were held for court. The District Attorney's Office will then file a formal charging document, called an information, with the Department of Court Records. The information lists, in specific and numbered counts, the offenses charged. At this stage, the District Attorney may exercise discretion and terminate the prosecution by declining to file an information or by adding or deleting charges.

Formal Arraignment
The next proceeding is the formal arraignment. Neither the District Attorney nor a Judge be will present. If you have hired private counsel, he or she can usually attend the formal arraignment in your place. At this stage, you or your attorney will be provided with a copy of the information and the Commonwealth's discovery. Also at the formal arraignment, a date will be set for the next stage of the procedure: the pretrial conference.

Pretrial Conference
The next step is the pretrial conference. Generally, you and your lawyer will met with an Assistant District Attorney prior to appearing before the Judge (or his staff) assigned to the case. The main purpose of this stage is to set a date for a trial if you elect to plead not guilty.

Trial or Plea Disposition

In all counties in Western Pennsylvania, it is common for someone charged with a crime to waive his or her right to a trial and enter a guilty plea. After thoroughly discussing all the options with your attorney, you may decide that entering a guilty plea is in your best option. In this case, your attorney should fight for the best deal possible. A guilty plea may be entered with or without an agreement with the Assistant District Attorney as to the charges and/or the sentence. If you elect to plead guilty, a plea date will be scheduled, at which time it will be determined that your plea is knowingly and voluntarily entering. Once the Judge accepts the plea, you may be sentenced immediately or sentencing may be deferred pending a pre-sentence investigation into your background.

Alternatively, some cases are ripe for trial. If your case falls in this category, Attorney DeLuco is ready, willing, and able to fight for you at trial. If we do decide to go to trial, we would discuss whether to be tried by a jury of twelve citizens or by the Judge alone. At trial, the case for the Commonwealth is presented by an Assistant District Attorney who must establish your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I pride myself on not using the scare tactics employed by other criminal defense lawyers. I provide honest, free evaluations rather than try to scare potential clients into thinking they will go to jail for a long time unless they pay an attorney a large sum upfront.

Tyler DeLuco

Tyler DeLuco has lived in Pittsburgh his entire life, and is a lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania. Mr. DeLuco graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While attending law school, attorney DeLuco volunteered with the Western District of Pennsylvania Federal Public Defender's Office where he aided in the representation of indigent clients charged with federal crimes. Much of his focus was devoted to drafting petitions for writ of habeas corpus on behalf of juveniles.

Upon completion of law school, Mr. DeLuco began working with a Pittsburgh Law Firm representing criminal defendants charged in federal court. He gained valuable experience in doing so and, eventually, Mr. DeLuco began his own private law practice. Mr. DeLuco is licensed, ready, and able to handle cases at both the state and federal level. Currently, he handles criminal and family law cases, throughout Western Pennsylvania, on a daily basis.

Attorney DeLuco is a lifelong Pittsburgh Pennsylvania resident devoted to fighting vigorously for all of his clients. Currently, he handles criminal and family law cases, throughout Western Pennsylvania, on a daily basis.
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