Recent Case Results

A.S. v. E.C.

Ruling: Case Dismissed


Protection from abuse action filed against client for alleged threats to a minor. After a court hearing, the matter was dismissed.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. A.J.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client found not guilty of threatening to unload firearm into place of employment and possessing an instrument of crime. Philadelphia, PA.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. A.G.

Ruling: Withdrawn by Prosecution


Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case, where client was illegally pulled over by a Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) police officer. Motion to suppress filed based on illegal stop, a stop outside the PHA officer’s jurisdiction, and a motion to exclude results of chemical testing for being conducted more than two hours after client was operating the motor vehicle. All motions to suppress GRANTED, based on the police officer being found by a judge not to be credible. Prosecution withdrawn.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. C.L.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client charged with armed robbery of a bank in Philadelphia. The entire incident was caught on video surveillance. Trial was held in front of a judge, and client was found not guilty of all charges. The defense was mistaken identification.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. D.A.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client was charged with aggravated assault of a correctional officer while in custody at the Detention Center in Philadelphia, PA (which is part of the Philadelphia Prison System). He testified that he had to punch the correctional officer in self-defense, because he was attacked by two correctional officers. Client was found not guilty.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. D.C.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client was accused of burglarizing a home at night. A neighbor, who testified as a witness, claimed to have seen the burglar, and recognized him as client. The witness also claimed he knew client from the neighborhood, which is why he recognized him. Mistaken identification was the defense. Client found not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. D.I.R.

Ruling: Case Dismissed


Client was charged with possession with intent to deliver and manufacture four marijuana plants. After there was a fire in the home, firefighters and police found the marijuana plants and growing equipment in the home, along with proof of residency for client. After a Municipal Court judge improperly found client guilty, an appeal was lodged in the Court of Common Pleas. After a contentious hearing, all charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. D.K.

Ruling: Withdrawn by Prosecution


Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case, where client was pulled over by a police officer in an area known for a high incidence of drug dealing. A motion to suppress evidence was lodged, and the police officer’s credibility was challenged, because the police officer’s reports and testimony did not match the laboratory reports and other indisputable evidence. The police officer was found by a judge not to be credible, and the motion to suppress evidence was granted. Prosecution withdrawn.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. H.Q.

Ruling: Conviction Overturned


Client’s conviction overturned. Also then convinced prosecutor to withdraw case where previous attorney ineffective in representation. Philadelphia County, PA.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. J.B.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, etc. Client was found not guilty of all charges at a bench trial for this alleged road-rage assault by hitting woman with his car.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. J.C.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client found not guilty of road rage assault. Delaware County, PA.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. J.G.

Ruling: Case Dismissed


Charges for possession of a controlled substance dismissed. Client was accused of selling drugs in front of a narcotics police officer. Philadelphia County, PA.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. J.R.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client found not guilty of gunpoint robbery in case of mistaken identification. Philadelphia, PA.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. M.R.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client found not guilty of all charges, which included robbery, assault and possessing an instrument of crime. Police alleged that client robbed people in a bar with a crossbow. Philadelphia County, PA.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. S.D.

Ruling: Case Dismissed


Client was accused of aggravated assault and related charges for beating another person over the head with a lamp. Charges dismissed. Philadelphia, PA.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. S.J.

Ruling: Case Dropped


Client was found in possession of a firearm and controlled substances. Motion to Suppress Evidence lodged, alleging police officers illegally stopped client. Motion to Suppress Evidence GRANTED. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania forced to nolle pros (drop/withdraw) charges.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. S.L.

Ruling: Case Dismissed


Client accused, along with co-defendants, of pointing a firearm at complainants. Motion for Writ of Habeas Corpus/Motion to Quash lodged. Charges dismissed.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. S.W.

Ruling: Charges Withdrawn


Client was charged with aggravated assault. The incident was outside a gas station, with video of the perpetrator. Police detectives secured a video of the incident. After working with a video expert, the detective and Assistant District Attorney for months regarding the fact that the person in the video was not client (despite the witness claiming he was positive the perpetrator was client and that he sees him in his neighborhoods), charges were withdrawn.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. S.W.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and False Identification to Law Enforcement. A police officer testified that Client was driving a car, while he was under the influence, and that Client provided to him someone else’s Pennsylvania Driver’s license. A trial was in front of a jury, and the police officer’s credibility was challenged, because someone else was driving the car, and not client. At trial, the evidence showed that the police officer lied about client driving the car, and only did so because of an argument Client had with him. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all charges.

K.W. v. H.Q.

Ruling: Petition Withdrawn


Motion to dismiss Protection from Abuse Petition (PFA) lodged for lack of jurisdiction of Pennsylvania Courts. Plaintiff/Petitioner was forced to withdraw her petition. Philadelphia County, PA.

State of New Jersey v. G.G.

Ruling: Case Withdrawn


Client accused of possessing over 20 KILOGRAMS of synthetic marijuana for distribution in a joint DEA and State investigation. Charges withdrawn after litigating motion to suppress evidence for violations of constitutional rights. Mercer County, NJ.

R.R. v. City of Philadelphia

Ruling: Case Overturned


City’s decision to deny client a permit to carry a concealed firearm overturned. Philadelphia, PA.

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