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About Tyler DeLuco

Attorney Tyler W. DeLuco has successfully focused his practice on criminal defense since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar. While attending law school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Attorney DeLuco volunteered with the Western District of Pennsylvania Federal Public Defender’s Office where he aided in the representation of indigent clients charged with federal crimes by performing comprehensive research and drafting court documents. Much of his focus was devoted to drafting petitions for writ of habeas corpus on behalf of juveniles serving sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Upon graduating magna cum laude from law school, Attorney DeLuco began his private practice, DeLuco Law, where he focuses exclusively on defending people accused of criminal offenses in Western Pennsylvania. Attorney DeLuco is licensed, ready, and able to handle cases at both the state and federal level. He has handled cases before magistrate and common pleas judges in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Attorney DeLuco defends those accused of all types of crimes including assault, conspiracy, drug crimes, DUI, internet crimes, probation violations, prostitution, resisting arrest, sex crimes, summary offenses, theft, and traffic offenses. He has also successfully aided many clients in expunge their criminal records and restore their driving privileges.

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Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive (RRRI) Program

The Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive legislation (RRRI), enacted in November 2008, enables certain non-violent criminal offenders who are sentenced to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections facilities to reduce their minimum sentence if they complete recommended programs and serve their state sentence misconduct free. The RRRI programs are designed to reduced recidivism by providing offenders with the

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A Mere Encounter Leads To Probable Cause To Arrest

In Commonwealth v. Young, 2017 Pa. Super 142 (May 11, 2017) defendant was approached by three plainclothes police officers who noticed him standing for approximately an hour outside a building known to them for drug trafficking and violent crimes. The officers identified themselves to defendant as law enforcement and asked what he was doing. Defendant Continue reading
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Self-Defense May Be Defense For Crime Of Person Not To Possess Firearm

In Commonwealth v. Miklos, 2017 PA Super 107 (April 17, 2017), Officers arrived on scene to find a man shot and dying. The mortally wounded man claimed that the defendant had shot him.  Thereafter the police arrested and interrogated the defendant who told police that the he and the victim were driving to get pills

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Courts Can Sentence DUI Offenders To A Term of Supervision Less Than The Mandatory Maximum

In Commonwealth v. Popielarcheck, the defendant pled guilty to her second DUI offense in ten years. Prior to sentencing, defendant was required, pursuant to 75 Pa.C.S. § 3814(2), to undergo a full assessment for alcohol and drug addiction, which indicated that she needed additional treatment. Subsequently, defendant was sentenced to two years of county intermediate Continue reading
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Enhanced Penalties For Refusing To Provide Blood (Without A Warrant) Held Illegal

In Commonwealth v. Giron, 2017 Pa.Super 23 (January 31, 2017) defendant was pulled over by police after sideswiping a parked car. Upon engaging the defendant, the officer noted a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle and defendant’s bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and unsteady gait. At that time, the officer arrested defendant believing he Continue reading