Archive for April, 2012

Not Guilty Verdict in Berks County Felony Jury Trial

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Today I won a full not guilty verdict for a client following a 2 day jury trial in Berks County, PA. My client had been charged with Aggravated Harassment by Prisoner, a Felony of the Third Degree. If convicted he surely would have faced at least 2 years in State Prison up to a maximum of 7 years.

My client had been accused of spitting on a Sheriff’s Deputy while being held in the Central Processing facility after being taken in for Public Drunkeness. The case presented a number of difficult challenges including my client’s admittedly drunken and beligerent behavior. Further, we would have to challenge the allegations of a law enforcement officer who was the one and only witness of the alleged spitting incident.

In the end, the Jury returned a Not Guilty verdict on the single count after deliberating for less than an hour. My client walked out of the courtroom a free man.

Client/ Landlord Wins Eviction in Berks County Landlord/ Tenant Case

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Our client, a landlord and local business owner won a long sought after verdict today following a non-jury trial. She had previously won a favorable result before the Magisterial District Judge. However, the tenant appealed and by rule had been given a stay to remain in the residence pending appeal. Fortunately, today the Common Pleas Judge decided in her favor and she will finally have the relief that she deserves.

Our firm has represented individuals on both sides – Landlords and Tenants. If you have a legal matter involving Landlord/ Tenant law in Berks County, Pennsylvania please call our office for a free consultation.

Blood Test Suppressed in Reading, PA DUI Case

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Today I recieved terrific news for a client in a Berks County DUI case. My omnibus pretrial motion was granted and as a result the results of his blood test following a DUI arrest were suppressed as illegally obtained. The ruling means that the Commonwealth cannot proceed with the DUI charge against my client.
In the findings of fact and conclusions of the law the Court agreed with my position that the officer lacked probable cause to arrest for DUI based on the totality of the circumstances and therefore the subsequent blood test was unlawful.

The attorneys at Ebner, Nevins & McAllister have represented hundreds of individuals charged with Driving Under the Influence in Berks County, PA. There can be many defenses for an individual charged with DUI. It is important to retain the services of a skilled and experienced DUI lawyer who can give you accurate analysis of your legal situation. Give us a call today for a free consultation for your Pennsylvania DUI case.