FRED S. SCHOFIELD, ESQUIRE

For those Seeking Help . . .

Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that 10% of our population suffers from alcoholism or drug addiction.  The American Bar Association, by a survey of lawyers and judges, declared that 15% of its membership admitted to abusing alcohol or drugs. In the criminal justice system, our judges often  say 30% or more of the defendants before them have substance issues. Their estimate is actually too low. Knowing that, plus experience some twenty years ago, is why I lend aid to those seeking help.

. . . Help is Available

I have instructed lawyers and judges on alcoholism and drug addiction at accredited Continuing Legal Education courses, train annually to serve as a volunteer in a Bar sponsored assistance program funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and maintain contacts with service providers.  As a lawyer, it is not my job to get anyone well. It's my job in criminal cases to dismiss unwarranted charges and minimize penalties. In civil cases, I strive to achieve your goals. However, I can assist folks seeking treatment, substance programs, and overall help. As solid advice: Start by finding a nearby AA meeting. 

                                              Fred      

Criminal and Civil Trials
SPECIALIZING IN DUI TO MAJOR CRIMES, ALCOHOL & DRUG OFFENSES, and VETERANS Claims