Keith Bidlingmaier Thanks You for Voting Him Best of Bucks 2017 Winner!

Keith BidlingmaierAttorney Keith Bidlingmaier of Kardos, Rickles, Hand & Bidlingmaier wishes to extend his sincerest gratitude to all the clients who voted for him in the Best of Bucks 2017 contest! Best of Bucks is a list of the Bucks County Courier Times readers’ favorite businesses, products and services in the community. Keith was recognized for his stellar service to clients seeking criminal law representation.

“Hard work, preparation and knowing my case and the law better than my adversary,” were the characteristics that Keith believes set him apart from other attorneys in his field. “Also, I take pride in staying on top of the current changes in the law.” His work has also been noticed by colleagues, who recently asked him to speak to local attorneys regarding big changes in Pennsylvania’s Driving Under the Influence laws.

Keith is a partner at Kardos, Rickles, Hand & Bidlingmaier in Newtown. He also volunteers as fire fighter and chief of the Fairless Hills Fire Department. His dedication to his work and to his community make him a fitting recipient of the Best of Bucks Best Attorney award.

You can read the Bucks County Courier Times’ piece on Keith by clicking here.

Kardos, Rickles, Hand & Bidlingmaier

Our law firm specializes in motor vehicle accidents, criminal law/DUI, family law (divorce/child custody and support), medical malpractice, premises liability and wrongful death. We serve clients in and around Doylestown, Newtown, Yardley, Richboro, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Pineville, Warminster, Furlong, Southampton, Langhorne, Bensalem, Middletown, Holicong, New Hope, Jamison, Buckingham, Morrisville, Feasterville-Trevose, Fairless Hills and Levittown.

When you hire an attorney at our firm, you are hiring a tight-knit team. Keith Bidlingmaier and fellow partners Mel Kardos, Marc Rickles, Clifford Bidlingmaier, Kevin Hand as well as associates Marisa M. Perini and Abigail F. Tuttle, will strive to provide unparalleled legal representation for you in your criminal/DUI case. If you wish to consult with our firm regarding your case, you can reach us at (215) 970-2755 or fill out our online contact form here.

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Felony Criminal Defense in New Jersey

felony criminal defenseIf you have been brought up on felony criminal charges, then it’s important that you have competent legal counsel to protect your rights. If you are accused of a crime in New Jersey, you are innocent until proven guilty. An experienced felony criminal defense lawyer will protect your rights throughout the legal process.

There are countless New Jersey felony criminal offenses and they are divided into four classes. 1st-degree felony offenses are major offenses like murder and rape. 4th-degree felony offenses are crimes like DUI and stalking. 2nd and 3rd-degree felonies are crimes like robbery, theft, and burglary. The recently passed Graves Act makes possession of a firearm by a felon a 1st-degree felony in New Jersey.

Every case is different, but every criminal offense has essential elements. Robbery has two essential elements. A theft needs to occur and a threat or act of violence needs to be perpetrated. Without a threat, then the offense may just be theft. Likewise, burglary requires that someone enter premises without permission to commit an offense like theft. If someone has permission to enter the premises then there is no burglary. These are nuances of the law that a knowledgeable felony criminal defense lawyer knows.

With the recent passage of the Graves Act, felons who possess a firearm can receive a life sentence. If you have been arrested for this offense, you need to have an attorney who will stand up for your rights. If your criminal defense lawyer finds that your civil rights were violated in a search or you didn’t meet the legal definition of possession when the police arrested you, then your attorney can fight your detention.

The wheels of justice can move fast in the early stages of a case and can roll right over your rights if you don’t have legal counsel to advise you and ensure that your rights are respected. Often times, the initial evidence collected is what leads to a conviction. If arrested, it’s important to get a lawyer involved as early as possible and to abstain from any police questioning without a lawyer present.

Kardos, Rickles, Hand & Bidlingmaier is a leading felony criminal defense law firm serving New Jersey felony criminal defendants. We have the expertise and experience to help protect your rights and ensure that justice prevails. If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation for a felony criminal offense in New Jersey, contact our felony criminal defense attorneys. We help protect your legal rights.

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Criminal Defense in Trenton

If you need a lawyer who practices criminal defense in Trenton to represent you, Kardos, Rickles, Hand & Bidlingmaier is a law firm that can offer you exceptional service. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience and believe that every client is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We are not afraid to stand up in court to get our clients the justice they deserve. Entire blog →

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Trucking Accidents

The very nature of being a long-haul truck driver involves spending many hours driving. Naturally, spending many hours sitting behind the wheel may induce fatigue in the driver. This fatigue increases the risk of danger for both the truck driver and anyone else who may be on the road.

It comes as no surprise then that long-haul truck drivers may cause serious and devastating injuries due to excessive work demands that have them working incredibly long hours. In 2015 alone, nearly 4,000 people died in accidents involving large trucks. Nearly seventy percent of those deaths were occupants of cars and passenger vehicles. Another fifteen percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. Large Trucks, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety- Highway Loss Data Institute, http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/large-trucks/fatalityfacts/large-trucks#cite-text-0-0 (last visited June 30, 2017). Entire blog →

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Dram Shop Liability and the New Jersey Licensed Alcoholic Beverage Server Fair Liability Act

Dram shop liability holds licensed bars, restaurants, and other establishments responsible for negligent service of alcoholic beverages. Such liability started out within the common law, but has since been codified in New Jersey with the passage of the Licensed Alcoholic Beverage Server Fair Liability Act. N.J.S.A. 2A:22A-5; Steele v. Kerrigan, 148 N.J. 1, 15 (1997). 

The statute intended “to protect the rights of persons who suffer loss as a result of the negligent service of alcoholic beverages by a licensed alcoholic beverage server….” N.J.S.A. 2A:22A-2; Steele, 148 N.J. at 15. Accordingly, under the statute, one who sustains personal injury or property damage as a result of the negligent serving of alcoholic beverages may sue the server if three conditions are met. Entire blog →

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