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Charles E. Dutko Jr.

Charles E. Dutko Jr.

Serving Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Attorney Dutko is a former police officer that focuses primarily on criminal defense. Attorney Dutko has represented clients charged with attempted murder, drug distribution, aggravated assault, DUI, domestic violence, and rape. Attorney Dutko also handles criminal appeals and PCRA petitions. Attorney Dutko was named Attorney and Practice Magazine's Top 10 Criminal Defense Atttorney for 2020 and is a member of National College for DUI Defense.

Attorney Dutko also represents clients in family law and civil litigation matters. Attorney Dutko has successfully had children returned to Pennsylvania after a parent fled the jurisdiction with the child and has an injunction granted ordering the return of a client's property from a party in another state.

Attorney Dutko is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Attorney Dutko is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Berks and Lehigh County Bar Associations.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    White Collar Crime
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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U.S. District Court - E.D. of Pennsylvania
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Dutko Law, LLC
- Current
The Banks Law Group, LLC
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (2016)
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Pennsylvania State University - Berks
B.A. (2013) | American Studies
Honors: Excellence Award
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Reading Area Community College
Honors: Dean's List
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Allentown Police Academy
Act 120
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Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney & Practice Magazine
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney & Practice Magazine
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 323298
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. Is a victim and a person of domestic violence aloud contact even if there's no court order or PFA stating you can't?
A: Attorney Hyde provided you with a sound answer. You should use caution.
Q. Is signature forgery always a crime no matter the circumstances surrounding it?
A: The short answer is "Yes," it is a crime. The key to Pennsylvania's forgery statute is that there must be an "intent to defraud or injure." Whether a crime is committed is not determined by the outcome, i.e. a financial gain by the actor, but by whether the actor's intent was to defrauded or injured. Hope this helps.
Q. How to handle a citation?
A: Furnishing alcohol to a minor is a Misdemeanor 3 in PA and carries a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first offense. However, the facts in your case seem outside the norm and it would be better if you spoke directly to an attorney in order to get a more accurate assessment of the case. Most criminal defense attorneys offer a free consultation and should be able to assist you.
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Contact & Map
Dutko Law, LLC - Schuylkill County
500 North Centre Street
Suite 105
Pottsville, PA 17901
Telephone: (484) 648-4500
Notice: By Appointment Only. Call Today for a Free Consultation
Dutko Law, LLC - Kutztown, PA
15525 Kutztown Road
Suite B
Kutztown, PA 19530
Telephone: (484) 648-4500
Fax: (610) 706-5058
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Serving Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties
Dutko Law, LLC - Reading, PA
15 N. 6th Street
Suite 102
Reading, PA 19601
Telephone: (484) 648-4500
Notice: Serving Berks County