Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

Even good people make bad decisions in life. If you are facing charges, you need help—immediately. Criminal charges must be defended strategically and aggressively. A criminal record can ruin a career, college educational opportunities, family, reputation, life earnings, and result in jail. With over 33 years experience in Centre County, I’ve developed the experience and connections to make sure all of my clients have the best possible outcome. Specialties include:

  • DUI
  • Drugs
  • Underage Drinking
  • General Criminal Charges

Family & Collaborative Law

When the law gets involved in family issues, it can be one of the most difficult and catastrophic events you will ever face. Many people in these situations simply do not know where to turn for help. It’s normal to feel isolated, alone, and without lacking in support for the tough road ahead. Fears of how it all may turn out are endless. I’ve been there myself.

While you may wish it hadn’t come to this, it has. I’ve been helping families in Central Pennsylvania work through their legal issues for over 33 years. I promise to guide you and give you the knowledge, confidence, and strength you need to punch through to a better time and place, and a better life ahead of you. Whether through litigation, collaborative law approaches, or mediation, I can help you. Areas of specialization include:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Collaborative Law

There’s no shortage of lawyers in Central PA. Why Tim?

Three Decades of Experience:  With over 33 years of experience guiding individuals and families through many life challenges, I’ve developed an understanding of the law that is both deep and practical. Whether you need help defending yourself against a criminal charge or a life-altering family law issue, you can be sure you’ll get the best possible representation.

Personal Approach: You’re important to me, whether you hire me not. You’ll never be passed off to an inexperienced associate or get passed over for a bigger client. Your case is my case. I will listen, offer words of encouragement, empathy, help you clarify your thinking, your rights and responsibilities, and explain what’s involved in your case. It all begins with a conversation, which is always free. No decision to hire an attorney should be rushed or made under pressure.

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Automatic Consent to K-9 Searches

Randy Valdivia was stopped along Interstate 80 by a Pennsylvania State Trooper, after failing to use his blinker when changing lanes. During the stop, he signed a form consenting to a vehicle search, and a canine sniff of packages in the car revealed that Valdivia...

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Civil Asset Forfeiture

Pennsylvania’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Law has been disputed many times in court as a law that gives too much power to the police without giving them the burden of proof. Under PA’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Law, a police officer or government entity is legally allowed to...

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Date Rape

According to a recent CDC study, 44% of women will experience some sort of sexual violence or assault before the age of 24. This is an alarming statistic, leading many activists searching for ways to help prevent sexual assault before it occurs. One bar in Florida may...

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Fleming Law Offices

111 Sowers St

Suite #330

State College, PA 16801