Criminal Law

Those finding themselves charged with a criminal offense need answers.    The most stressful part of facing criminal charges is the unknown.  Questions about whether I have a defense to the charges  or whether I may go to jail linger in your mind.  Contact Attorney Joseph Nash of The Nash Law Office for a free consultation regarding your criminal charges.

As a form prosecutor, I have handled hundreds and hundreds of criminal cases.  Now, as a defense attorney, I use my vast knowledge of criminal law for the benefit of my clients.  I have handled criminal cases from the lowest level of misdemeanors to the highest level of felonies.  When you hire Attorney Joseph Nash of The Nash Law Office to take your case, you are hiring a highly competent, innovative, and hard working attorney.

Attorney Joseph Nash is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.  Contact my office at 724-406-0616 to schedule a consultation regarding your criminal charges.

Driving Under the Influence

Mistakes happen.  Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, teacher, factory worker, or student, a lapse in judgment can happen.  If your mistake resulted in a first time DUI charge or a repeat charge, I can help. As a former prosecutor and now as an experienced defense attorney, I have handle thousands of D.U.I. cases.


At The Nash Law Office, I represent individuals from all walks of life in their criminal matters.  If you have been charged with a D.U.I., I am the right attorney to address your charge.  As a former assistant district attorney, I have been on the other side of the isle; I know what the prosecutor is looking for and how to address his or her concerns.  I am adept at negotiation and skilled in the courtroom.

Contact The Nash Law Office at 724-406-0616 for a free consultation.


In Pennsylvania, your blood alcohol contact level (BAC) plays a monumental role in determining potential fines, jail time, and license suspensions you may be facing.  If you have a BAC of .08 percent or higher, you are considered "intoxicated" for D.U.I. purposes.  If you are a minor, a BAC of .02 or greater can constitute intoxication.  Consequences for D.U.I. are more serious for higher BAC levels and for multiple offenses.


If you are a first time offender with no criminal history, it is possible that you will face jail, fines, and licenses suspensions.  However, you may be eligible for a program where you charge is dismissed in exchange for community service and supervision.  If you have been charged with multiple D.U.I.s the consequences are more severe.  A second time offender faces increased jail, mandatory jail time and/or house arrest.  A third offense may be considered a felony and carry with it a prolonged period of  jail time.

If you have been charged with a DUI, the most important thing you can do to give yourself the best chance of minimizing consequences, is to contact an experienced attorney to handle your defense.  Contact me at 724-406-0616 for a free consultation.

The Nash Law Office

162 S. Main Street

PO BOX 673

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Monday-Friday 9am - 4:30pm