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Andrea E. Mertz

Andrea E. Mertz

  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets
  • Maryland, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed by Michael Keith Hollinger June 22, 2018
Rating: 9 Justia Lawyer Rating - 9 out of 10
Andrea's combination of legal knowledge and experience, together with her vast life experience makes her a formidable adversary for any attorney - particularly those in the District Attorney's Office.
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Summary

Andrea E. Mertz is an attorney with Polyak Law Office, P.C. Ms. Mertz's practice focuses on defending vigorously the rights of the criminally accused. She has 18 years of experience in representing individuals at the pretrial and trial levels of adjudication. She has a background of helping individuals overcome significant challenges and obstacles in their lives. Ms. Mertz received her Juris Doctor from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1996, and her Bachelors of Arts from Purdue University. She is a member of the state bars of Pennsylvania and Maryland and the federal bar of the United States District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Mertz has been selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer.

Ms. Mertz knows those she represents want to stay free from jail, vigorously fight their cases and get the best results through an aggressive defense and targeted investigation. Ms. Mertz offers that and invites anyone accused of a crime or DUI to call and arrange a free consultation with her at 610-376-5250.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
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Pennsylvania
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US Dist Court for E.D of Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Waldman Law Group, P.C.
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Represented individuals in all areas of DUI, criminal defense and civil litigation disputes.
Assistant Public Defender
Berks County Public Defender's Office
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Represented clients facing felony and misdemeanor offenses including DUI, theft, assault, and murder in all stages of prosecution.
Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Purdue University - Purdue University
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa 1991 Purdue Scholar Athlete of the Year
Activities: Field Hockey, Division I, Full Athletic Scholarship
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Awards
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Director - Foundation for Justice
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
- Current
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BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered

Q. I wanna kno if u have a no grade felony does it drop to a misdemeanor and if so how long does it take?
A: Ungraded felonies (rare) would not be reduced to misdemeanors except in certain cases with very specific facts and the District Attorney's consent. Usually, a defendant if guilty would argue for a plea that is less than the felony charge. Otherwise, if innocent, take it to trial and get acquitted on the felonies. I really cannot answer further with the limited facts you supplied. Consult a local attorney.
Q. taking money from a.self checkout can I be charged criminally
A: Yes. The charge is theft.
Q. What are the chances of getting a charge of Int poss contr substance by per not reg dismissed or reduced?
A: It would depend on the facts of the case. I cannot answer with the limited facts provided. In general, the DA's office usually pursues the possession charges, though. However, there could be suppression issues that an experienced attorney could find to suppress the controlled substances which would lead to a dismissal of the charges. The bigger problem for this person could be the probation violation detainer and re-sentence if he is found guilty or pleads to this new offense. This person definitely needs a attorney for representation. Some attorneys, like me, offer free consultations. Good luck to you both.
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Contact & Map
Polyak Law Office
645 Penn Street
Suite 500
Reading, PA 19601
Telephone: (610) 376-5250
Fax: (610) 376-5255
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