Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law Offices of Mark D. Copoulos

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney

Never Settle for a Lawyer who Only Knows How to Settle.

In all criminal trials the government has the burden of proving their case beyond a reasonable doubt. A reasonable doubt is the highest legal standard under the law.  It is the sort of doubt that would cause one to pause in coming to a major life decision. It is a very high standard indeed. However, if you plead guilty the government does not have to meet this standard.  Instead you concede that you committed the crime and the burden is not challenged. Over 80% of criminal trials result in guilty pleas.  If many of the defendants in those cases challenged the evidence against them, they may have walked out of court without a penalty or a criminal record.

Mark Copoulos is an aggressive and passionate advocate, as well as an award-winning trial lawyer, who has successfully tried thousands of criminal matters since 2011 including but not limited to Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, Terroristic Threats, Driving Under the Influence – First, Second, Third Offense, Possession With Intent to Deliver, and many others.  His successful track record has enabled him to grow his practice year over year, and garner hundreds of positive reviews on social media platforms such as Yelp, Avvo, Google Maps, and Facebook.  Positive customer and client experiences like these are no accident.

If you have encountered a problem with the law in Philadelphia, PA your first move should be to call Mark D. Copoulos, Esquire.  Call him directly right now for a free legal consultation of your criminal matter at 267.535.9776.  The difference will be apparent from the first meeting. While some lawyers merely take your money and settle your case, Mark D. Copoulos will strive together with you to obtain the best result possible.

With so much at stake, it makes sense to contact an experienced advocate to handle your criminal matter.  If you are facing serious charges, the difference between a mediocre lawyer and top-rated counsel may result in many years in prison.  A good attorney will pressure the government to make a better offer or lose the case, whereas a mediocre lawyer will take the first deal offered even if not in the defendant’s best interests. With so much at stake you need a passionate, qualified attorney with a proven track record of winning to handle your case.

Mark Copoulos will meet with your entire family to discuss trial strategy.  Together we will work through the different options for you, from taking the matter to trial, to settling with a negotiated guilty plea, to an open guilty plea, from waiver trial to jury trial.  Rest assured that when you visit our firm all options will be discussed, evaluated, and considered. After a strategy is developed Copoulos will get to work to secure your freedom or obtain the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

We offer superior representation in the following areas at competitive rates for you and your family:


• Assault By Prisoner
• Aggravated Harassment By Prisoner
• Assault By Life Prisoner
• Assault On Sports Official
• Aggravated Assault
• Simple Assault


• Burglary
• Robbery of a Motor Vehicle
• Theft of Services
• Retail Theft
• Library Theft

Law Enforcement

• Bench Warrants for Failure to Appear in Court
• Witness Intimidation
• Witness Retaliation
• False Reports to Law Enforcement
• Resisting Arrest
• Arrest Prior to Requisition


• Intentional Possession of a Controlled Substance
• Possession With Intent to Deliver
• Unauthorized Administration of Intoxicant

Violent Offenses

• Terrorism/Terroristic Threats
• Firearm/Gun Possession
• Riot
• Propulsion of Missiles Into An Occupied Vehicle Or On Roadway
• Paintball Guns and Paintball Markers

Driving / Traffic

• Driving/Traffic Offenses
• Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
• Driving Under Influence of A Controlled Substance

Disorderly Conduct

• Criminal Trespass
• Criminal Conspiracy
• Possession of an Instrument of a Crime
• Unauthorized Use or Opening of Fire Hydrants
• Failure of Disorderly Persons to Disperse Upon Official Order
• Recruiting Criminal Gang Members


• Access Device Fraud
• Bad Checks
• Impersonating A Public Servant
• Perjury
• False Swearing
• Bribery in Official and Political Matters


• Incest
• Endangering the Welfare of a Child
• Neglect of Care-Dependent Person
• Recklessly Endangering Another Person
• Family Law / Custody Matters

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