Commonwealth v. J.S.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: January 12, 2018

Outcome: Verdict Not Guilty

Client was charged with Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder, Robbery, and a host of related charges. We conceded that J.S. injured the complainant, causing him to have to stay in the hospital  for over a week. But we asserted self-defense before the jury. In the end, the jury acquitted J.S. of all serious charges, convicting on…

Commonwealth v. S.T.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: January 3, 2018

Outcome: Verdict Not Guilty

Our client charged with illegal possession of handgun found beneath his seat in a car. Through careful cross-examination, we showed the jury that the arresting officer could not have seen what he claimed he saw. Furthermore, the Commonwealth tried to bring up old pictures of the client that we were able to show were pictures…

Commonwealth v. D.G.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: October 12, 2017

Outcome: Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing

Our office just completed a preliminary hearing in Philadelphia Municipal Court. Our client was charged with three violations of the Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6101 et seq. (commonly called “VUFA” charges). The lead charge was for a felon in possession of a firearm, a felony of the second degree that carries up to 10…

Commonwealth v. D.F.

Practice Area: Violent Crime

Date: January 20, 2017

Outcome: All charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing

Client was charged with Rape and related charges in Delaware County, PA. He allegedly picked a woman up on his motorcycle and brought her to a remote area and sexually assaulted her. She came to the preliminary hearing and testified against the client. Nonetheless, we were able to convince the judge to dismiss all of…

Commonwealth v. R.T.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: December 9, 2016

Outcome: All charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing

Client was charged with Burglary as a felony of the first degree. All charges were thrown out at the preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. D.S.

Practice Area: Violent Crime

Date: March 15, 2017

Outcome: All charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing

Client was charged with attacking another person with a hammer. In reality, he was protecting his friend. The Commonwealth sought to prosecute him for a felony of the first degree. All charges were thrown out at the preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. N.S.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: March 17, 2017

Outcome: All charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing

Client was part of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s Focused Deterrence Program and was specifically targeted by the DA’s Office for prosecution. He was charged with breaking into a rental-car lot and stealing cars. After hearing evidence, all charges were thrown out at the preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. J.M.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: September 5, 2017

Outcome: Verdict Not Guilty

Client charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver (“PWID”). We made a strategic decision to waive the client’s right to a trial by jury and proceed with a trial with the judge. After hearing the case, the client was acquitted of all charges.

Commonwealth v. L.O.

Practice Area: Violent Crime

Date: May 31, 2017

Outcome: All charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing

Client was charged with aggravated assault and related charges. The case was initially dismissed because the Commonwealth was unable to locate the alleged victim. But the Commonwealth refiled charges and forced the alleged victim to come to court to testify. Nonetheless, we were able to show the judge that L.O. was not involved in the…

Commonwealth v. C.R.

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Date: September 11, 2017

Outcome: Motion to Suppress Granted

Client was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver (“PWID”) after police officers stopped his car and found drugs in the trunk. We brought a motion to suppress alleging that the officer did not comply with LiveStop and that he lied about smelling marijuana in the car. As a result,…