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About LLoyd Long

It is vital for anyone charged with a crime, no matter how serious or seemingly small, to make sure they are represented by a lawyer who not only has a track record of successfully defending their clients and winning in court, but who also sees you as a real person going through pain and not just as another file to be closed. At The Law Offices of Lloyd Long, this personal, dedicated, and effective advocacy is exactly what you will get, every time.

After a brief stint as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, attorney Lloyd Long began a long and successful career as one of Philadelphia’s most respected and preeminent criminal defense lawyers. For decades, he has dedicated his professional life to protecting the rights of the accused and convicted, and has earned a hard-won reputation as a defense attorney who delivers real results for his clients. In addition to being named a local “Super Lawyer” and a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, he has a perfect 10 rating on Avvo from clients like you.

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Lloyd Long and his team have the experience, knowledge, and passion necessary to mount the most vigorous possible defense for you, no matter what crime you have been charged with. They will leave no stone unturned working to get your charges downgraded or dismissed. Your future and your freedom are too important to put in the hands of anyone but the best. For a free consultation, call the firm today at (215) 302-0171.


Protect Your Freedom

After being arrested, especially if this is your first time dealing with the police and criminal justice system in a serious way, you are likely to feel alone, scared, and even helpless. However, you need to try to keep your cool and act quickly in order to take the steps needed to protect your rights and give yourself the best chance at successfully challenging the charges against you. By far the most important thing you can do at this stage of the case is for you or a loved one to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney like Lloyd Long as soon as possible.

It is important to act quickly after your arrest so that Lloyd and the team can have time to assess your case and be prepared to appear at your bail hearing and preliminary arraignment. These events will occur at or around the same time, no more than 72 hours after your arrest and booking, but often much sooner. You absolutely want a skilled, experienced arraignment and bail hearing lawyer like attorney Lloyd Long at your side for these vital events that could set the tone for your entire case.

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Experienced Defense for Each Step of the Legal Process

1. Bail Hearings

If you are arrested, at your bail hearing, Attorney Lloyd Long will fight to get you released on little to no bail based on the factors most persuasive to judges, such as your criminal record or lack thereof, your ties to the community, and the nature and severity of the charges against you.

2. Preliminary Hearing

In misdemeanor cases, you will enter your initial plea at your preliminary arraignment, but in felony cases, this will come later, at a “formal arraignment” after the preliminary hearing. In either situation, your attorney is likely to advise you to plead not guilty so as to have time to request all the prosecutor’s evidence, assess the strength of the case, and file any necessary motions, such as a motion to suppress evidence obtained as a result of an illegal search and seizure.

3. Plea Negotiations

If the matter proceeds, plea negotiations will likely begin between your attorney and the prosecutor. At The Law Offices of Lloyd Long, the team has successfully worked out deals for many clients to get their charges dismissed or downgraded to something less serious, such as from a felony to a misdemeanor. Other possible deals include a pre-trial diversion program or the prosecutor agreeing to make a lenient sentencing recommendation to the judge in exchange for your guilty plea.

4. Trial and Post-Trial

Of course, if you do not wish to take a deal, the team at The Law Offices of Lloyd Long is always ready to prepare your case for trial and make the best possible arguments for your innocence in the courtroom. We will gather all the possible evidence, put on witnesses if we have any, and vigorously challenge and question the evidence and witnesses introduced against you by the government. Even if you are convicted, Attorney Lloyd Long has extensive experience filing post-conviction appeals and successfully getting convictions overturned or sentences terminated or reduced.

Real Client Testimonials

Lloyd long, Esquire has exceeded our expectations with my husband's court case. He was not only professional but persistent in fighting for a win, which he succeeded at getting the case dismissed. Thank you again for all of your help. We will always highly recommend you for your services and appreciate all your hard work and dedication you provided for the case.

Lisa G.
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Lloyd Long treated me with dignity, courtesy and respect. The outcome of my case was beyond my wildest dreams. I will forever be grateful to this man. Thank you!

Jessica G.
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I got accused of a crime that could've cost my career and my family and it was terrifying. When I went to their offices I immediately felt some sense of hope after meeting with Lloyd Long. They listened to me and not once did I feel like a customer or client. I felt like they actually cared about helping me. Lloyd and his team were always in contact with me and made me feel safe and confident. They got all the facts, fought for me, and it was quick and successful. My family and I owe them everything!!!!

Michael K.
Google Review

This law firm saved me. Their entire office is first-class, top-notch. I wouldn't trust anybody with my legal protection more than this team. Most importantly, they won my case. Really nice folks too!

Justin M.
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They represented me and some others in 2011 on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. We won! Not guilty on all charges. These lawyers are the best in town hands down. They are principled, moral, intelligent, down to earth legal experts who consistently win. If you want to win your case these are the lawyers to talk to.

Jeff R.
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Mr. Long has represented me three times in the past few years when I faced criminal charges, and I cannot speak highly enough of them. I faced nine different charges over that span of time, and all were dropped. ...they took the time to learn the ins and outs of my case, respectfully and thoroughly discussed the law and possible outcomes... I have regularly and unreservedly recommended this firm to friends and colleagues.

Gwen S.
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From the moment I walked into Lloy’d office, I knew I was in good hands. I was in a horrible situation where someone I knew committed a burglary and tried to blame it on me. Not having ever been on the wrong side of the law, I was scared, didn’t know what to expect and didn’t always understand the legal processes and jargon. Lloyd was patient, understanding and honest when it came to answering all of my questions and concerns and was always available when I needed him. In a time when I felt like the whole world was against me, Lloyd was right there fighting for me. Not just because I was his client, but because he knew I didn’t deserve to be in the situation I was in. I’m extremely grateful to have had Lloyd defend me in court where I received a resounding verdict of “not guilty.” If you’re in need of a defense attorney, I highly recommend Lloyd Long

Google Review

My father was one of 9 different defendants in a federal case. He was the only one that did not receive any jail time for the case. We trusted [the attorneys] and [their] advice every step of the way and it turned out to be the right advice. [They] truly cares about his clients and the justice system. They were worth every penny as [they] deliver on [their] promises.

Anonymous Review

Lloyd Long represented some friends last year and helped win them acquittals. They all found him to be responsive and competent, with what is probably the most important characteristic for a good criminal defense attorney – a fighting spirit and sense of justice. Recently he successfully represented me for an unorthodox and complicated record expungement where the court records had me erroneously convicted when in fact I had been given ARD. He immediately understood the problem, what needed to be done, was prompt, and kept me informed throughout the process. I would absolutely hire Mr. Long again were I to need a defense attorney and would recommend him to friends.

Nathaniel Review

I… had a severe foot injury which lead to prescription drug abuse and one thing lead to another and the next thing I know I am… purchasing drugs in the inner city... Before I was caught I have never had any police contact ever not even a speeding ticket so was scared for my life. Mr. Long heard my story and… helped me and worked to get my charge dropped to probation with my record expunged afterwards… I feel that getting caught that evening most likely saved my life, and thanks to Mr. Long my record is back to clean and so is my life. I suggest hiring Mr Long for any criminal matters you may be facing as life throws us curveballs sometimes and unfortunate things do happen. Thank you Mr. Long from myself and my family and won't hesitate to call you if needed in any type of unfortunate situation.

YL Review

Attorney Long met with me and my mother and was very straight forward about my chances. He let me know what my possible outcomes might be and never made feel as if I was guilty of the charges I was being accused of. He was confident about what he could do for me and on the day of my preliminary trial got all my charges dismissed. I am forever grateful to him. This is one satisfied customer here and if you chose Attorney Long you too will be satisfied!!

Gary Review

I was represented better than I could have imagined. Lloyd and his staff got me through a very rough time in my life. His office was highly professional and responsive and I was treated as a friend rather than just a client. I can't say enough good things. Lloyd, words cannot express how grateful I am to you and your firm. In all honesty, I was at a major crossroads in my life and had no hope until you took over my case. I am where I am today because of you and I will always be thankful for your help.

Scott Review

Appeals at the State and Federal Levels

Attorney Lloyd Long also has years of experience successfully defending and appealing clients charged in Federal Courts, such as the U.S Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which covers the Philadelphia area. Federal court processes and procedures are much different than those in state court, and, if you are were convicted of both state and federal charges, it is imperative that you hire someone like Lloyd who understands the lay of the land in both systems.