ENM Law News: Indecent Exposure charge dismissed following bench trial

July 10th, 2017

What do you do if you’ve been charged with a sex offense in Reading, PA that you didn’t commit? You need to hire an experienced criminal law attorney as quickly as possible. That’s exactly what a recent client did when he hired Attorney Nevins to represent him for an indecent exposure charge in Berks County. [...]

Spotlight Issue: What is the difference between a 1543(a) and a 1543(b) violation?

June 30th, 2017

What is the difference between a 1543(a) and a 1543(b) violation? Both violations are traffic offenses, but the consequences for each are vastly different. We’ll point out some of the most important differences here. 1) Both 1543(a) and 1543(b) violations relate to driving with a suspended license, BUT the reason for the original license suspension [...]

ENM Law News: No jail time for 1543(a) violator

June 30th, 2017

Traffic tickets can often have relatively minor consequences, but in certain cases those same traffic tickets can have major consequences involving mandatory jail sentences. One such ticket is a violation of 1543(a) for driving with a suspended license. A first conviction usually results in a fine and an additional license suspension. But subsequent convictions can [...]

ENM Law News: Indirect Criminal Contempt win

June 13th, 2017

A client came to our office looking for assistance with an Indirect Criminal Contempt (ICC) charge for violating a Protection from Abuse order (PFA). Attorney McAllister found out that the offer from the District Attorney’s office was for a jail sentence of 3-6 months. Attorney McAllister and the client decided to proceed with a hearing. [...]

ENM Law News: Armed robbery charge dismissed at preliminary hearing

May 31st, 2017

Attorney Nevins recently represented a client who was incarcerated for an armed robbery charge. Armed robbery is a felony of the first degree and is punishable by a maximum of 20 years of incarceration and a $25,000 fine. Our client denied the allegations and said that he was trying to help the alleged victim, not [...]

Spotlight Issue: Update on DUI license suspensions in Pennsylvania

May 31st, 2017

In 2016, the US Supreme Court issued a decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota which changed the way that DUI cases are handled in Pennsylvania. Read more about that decision here. One issue that the Birchfield Court seemed to leave alone was civil penalties for a driver refusing to submit to chemical testing (blood or [...]

Alibi Defense In PFA: Case Dismissed

May 28th, 2017

Attorney Dan Nevins secured a dismissal of a PFA (Protection From Abuse) for a client last week in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. The client’s daughter brought allegations of abuse that she said occurred on a certain date and time earlier this month. Attorney Nevins worked with the client to interview several witnesses [...]

Spotlight Issue: Landlord / Tenant disputes

April 29th, 2017

What are you rights as a tenant in Pennsylvania? Most of us have been tenants at one point in our lives and disputes with your landlord can be confusing. You may not have understood your lease when you signed it and now that a problem has come up, you’re wondering what you can do about [...]

ENM Law News: Judge orders return of security deposit for client

April 29th, 2017

A recent client came to us because of a problem with a landlord. Our client signed a lease and gave the landlord a security deposit, but a disagreement then arose with the landlord over repairs that were supposed to be made prior to move-in. Our client decided not to move into the property and the [...]

Spotlight Issue: Custody rights of grandparents in Pennsylvania

March 31st, 2017

What custody rights do grandparents have in Pennsylvania? PA law sets forth the criteria to determine whether a grandparent can petition the court for any type of physical custody of a child (including full custody): – The grandparent’s relationship with the child must have started with the consent of a parent of the child or [...]