Charter School Representations
Pennsylvania Charter Schools have become increasingly popular in recent years, and so have criminal and regulatory investigations of Charter Schools and their employees. The United States Attorneys’ Office, Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General and Pennsylvania Department of Education has increased their efforts in the area of Charter School Leadership, including directors, financial officers and board members. Most of these matters are associated with accusations of financial and white collar crimes.
These criminal allegations arise for a number of reasons. In some cases, the leadership at the school simply did not have proper financial knowledge or understanding of complex accounting requirements. Others made mistakes in interpretations of charter school laws. Or many directors have become criminal scapegoats for underperforming schools. There are also cases where an involved party has indeed made a terrible mistake. Regardless of the position you or your organization is in, Donatoni & Crichton can help.
Criminal Defense For Charter School Investigations In Pennsylvania
Criminal cases involving charter schools have the ability to become highly complex very quickly. There are often multiple parties involved and unclear laws surrounding operations. There is also the burden on prosecutors to protect taxpayer money invested in these schools by aggressively pursuing convictions. Donatoni & Crichton is very experienced in this area.
If you and/or your charter school is involved in a criminal investigation, or if charges have already been filed, it is important to work with a law firm that has handled these types of cases before. Charter school law is still relatively new, so you need to make sure your attorney understands the best methods for approaching the defense.
Donatoni & Crichton is one of the few law firms in Pennsylvania that has extensive experience representing charter schools and their leaderships during criminal investigations. Mr. Donatoni is backed by more than 35 years of legal experience and has been recognized by the legal community for his legal skills, ethical representation and track record of results.
Learn More About Your Legal Options
If you are in need of a West Chester lawyer for charter school criminal defense, contact Donatoni & Crichton at 610-719-0500.