ARRESTED AT A PITTSBURGH CASINO? CALL ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM TODAY AT 412-447-5580
If you are charged with a crime based upon conduct that occurred inside of a Pittsburgh casino, you need to retain a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately. Casinos are staffed with specially trained security teams whose goal is to target and prosecute wrongdoers. To make matters worse, if there is surveillance video evidence of the incident, your case may be harder to defend.
TYPES OF CASINO CRIMES
There are numerous situations where a patron of a casino may find themselves charged with felony, misdemeanor and summary offenses.
Alcohol fueled conflicts can lead to fights and ejections from the casino. If you are intoxicated, you may find that security guards physically force you out of the casino, which can lead to minor and serious physical altercations. Even in these minor cases, you will likely be charged with numerous criminal offenses, including Harassment, Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Resisting Arrest.
Stealing chips, pocketing someone else's winnings, or writing bad checks are just some examples of financial crimes that occur rather frequently in casinos.
If a security guard sees you getting into your vehicle when you are intoxicated, they may contact the City of Pittsburgh Police to report that you are Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.
Those individuals who place themselves on the self-exclusion list, or those who have been kicked out of the casino on a prior occasion, may be facing serious trespass related charges.
USING FAKE ID TO GET INTO CASINO?
The Pennsylvania State Police Gambling Enforcement unit is cracking down on underage persons who attempt to gain access to the Rivers Casino using Fake IDs. These individuals are typically being charged with the Possession fo a Fake ID, which carries serious consequences, including a mandatory license suspension. If you have alcohol on your breath upon attempt to enter the casino while under the age of 21, you will also be charged with Underage Drinking, which also carries a mandatory license suspension.
HOW ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP
When you are charged in connection with a casino crime, you need a confident, assertive attorney who will negotiate with the security staff and the prosecutor to achieve the best possible results. We encourage you to check out our Results and Testimonials page, which lists the types of cases we handle and the results we strive for.
For a free, confidential consultation on your Casino Crimes case, call Zuckerman Law Firm at 412-447-5580.