Welcome to Terry Hess Law

More Than A Decade of Strong Advocacy in DUI, Traffic, Criminal & Juvenile Law

At Terry Hess Law, I understand that getting in trouble with the authorities, whether it be a simple speeding ticket or a felony criminal offense, can impact the mental, emotional and physical well-being of the accused as well as their loved ones.

I have spent the last 16 years helping people deal with legal missteps big and small. I try to encourage my clients to allow me to be burdened with their legal problems so that, while their cases are pending, they can carry-on with the other important matters in their day-to-day lives. I’m confident that, given that same opportunity, I can instill the same comfort in you.

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At Terry Hess Law, we strive to make competent and qualified legal defense affordable. Therefore, there is no fee for contacting us and requesting an office or jail consultation. For those who live outside the State College area, phone consultations are possible. Most of the time, flat-fee quotations can be made at the time of consultation, so you’ll know exactly what your defense will cost up front. For more about fee quotations and payment, click here.



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For Parents

As a parent, there are very few feelings worse than getting a call in the middle of the night, informing you that your son or daughter has been arrested. You have so many questions, and no one to answer them.

▶ What happened?

▶ Where is he or she being held?

▶ Is the jail safe?

▶ When and where can I post bond?

▶ What is the possible punishment for the charged offense?

▶ How will this affect his or her status at school or work?

As a parent myself, I’m here for you. If you call my office at (814) 880-HESS I’ll find out as much as I can as quickly as possible, tell you what to expect next, and what the options are for you as well as your son or daughter going forward. It’s my experience that this step by step approach helps relieve some of the stress parents face when learning that their son or daughter has been arrested, especially parents that live out of the state or country.

For Students

At Terry Hess Law, I like to say: “Don’t let one night of poor decisions derail your future.”

You’re not the first or last student to get in trouble with the law, whether it be for a drinking or drug offense, retail theft or something more serious. While getting in trouble with the law can have residual consequences for students – such as federal financial aid eligibility suspension and student code of conduct violations – I can help expedite your recovery to full citizen and student rights. Call me at (814) 880-HESS and we’ll talk about what caused you to be arrested or cited, possible defenses and/or resolutions, and what will happen next. Clients who are Penn State students receive the added benefit of being represented at Office of Student Conduct hearings if desired.