Archive for June, 2013

Client Saved From 60-90 Day Jail Sentence

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a Berks County resident who was issued a traffic citation for Driving on a Suspended License-DUI Related, which is codified at 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b). Even though this is technically a traffic offense, there is a mandatory 60-90 day jail sentence that applies if convicted. Our client was employed full-time and was the sole source of support for her young daughter. A 60-90 day jail sentence would have had devastating consequences both financially and emotionally.

Attorney McAllister was able to successfully enter into negotiations with the police officer at the District Court hearing. In exchange for pleading guilty to some other citations that our client was facing, the police officer was willing to modify the 1543(b) charge so that our client could avoid having to do any jail time. Our client was very respectful and appreciate for being given the opportunity to stay out of jail, keep her job, and continue caring for her daughter.

If you or someone you know is charged with driving on a suspended license, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b), in Reading, Pennsylvania, or Berks County, PA, please call us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced traffic attorneys will be more than happy to meet with you in person to discuss your case in greater detail.

Harassment Charges Dropped in Berks County

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a young female client who was charged with Harasssment. It was alleged that our client was harassment her ex’s new girlfriend. Our client adamantly denied the charges against her, and Attorney McAllister was prepared to present a solid defense at the hearing before the local Magisterial District Judge. When Attorney McAllister, the client, and the client’s witnesses arrived at the courthouse, Attorney McAllister approached the “alleged victim” to discuss a resolution to the case.

After explaining the defense that he had prepared, the “alleged victim” agreed to drop the charges against our client. A brief court appearance before the Judge was all that was required before our client walked out of the courtroom with the charges dismissed. Our office will be preparing an expungement petition so that any trace of this incident gets removed from our clients record.

If you or someone you know is charged with Harassment or related offenses in Berks County, PA, or Reading, Pennsylvania, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. Our attorneys are always happy to meet with you in person to discuss your individual case in more detail.

DUI Charges Reduced in Berks County

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client in Berks County who was charged with a second offense DUI. Our client had refused the blood test at the hospital, so he was looking at the “highest rate” penalties if he was convicted, which would include a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 90 days in Berks County Prison, followed by a five (5) year period of supervision. Our client was employed full-time at a local Berks County company, and he was have undoubtedly lost his job if he received a 90 day jail sentence.

Attorney McAllister fought the case on behalf of our client by filing an omnibus pretrial motion, which would then be followed by a subsequent bench trial. On the day of the hearing, the District Attorney’s office offered up a “plea deal” to Attorney McAllister’s client based on the fact that there was a chance they would lose the case. The plea deal was for a second offense “general impairment” DUI, which carries reduced penalties of five (5) days in jail and a maximum supervision period of only six (6) months.

Our client thought long and hard about whether or not to take the deal. In the end, he decided to go for the “sure bet” and lock in the reduced jail sentence of only five (5) days compared to 90 day jail sentence he would have faced had he went to trial and lost. Additionally, Attorney McAllister negotiated to have all the other charges are client was facing dropped in exchange for the plea agreement, which saved our potentially hundreds if not over one thousand dollars in fines and costs. In the end, our client was very happy with the outcome of his case.

If you or someone you know is facing a driving under the influence case or DUI charges in Berks County, PA, or Reading, Pennsylvania, please call our office right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced criminal trial attorneys will be happy to sit down with you and discuss your case in more detail at no initial cost to you.

Driving on a Suspended License Charge Dismissed

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with Driving on a Suspended License under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(a). Our client had failed to respond to a traffic ticket in another county in Pennsylvania, and, as a result, his license was suspended indefinitely. When our client was pulled over for a minor traffic violation, the officer ran our client’s information and discovered his license was suspended. The officer then issued our client a ticket.

Our client was very concerned because if he was convicted of the 1543(a) offense, PennDOT would have hit him with another whole one (1) year license suspension. Needless to say, our client, who needed his license to commute to work and support his family, could not afford a one (1) year suspension of his operating privileges.

Therefore, at the Berks County District Court hearing, Attorney McAllister requested a hearing before the Judge. After questioning the officer and making a convincing legal argument to the Judge, our client was found “NOT GUILTY” of the citation. Our client was very happy with the outcome of his case.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a traffic related offense in Reading, PA, or Berks County, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced and dedicated attorneys will be happy to discuss you case in more detail during a “no-cost” consultation.

Attempted Homicide Charge Dropped at Preliminary Hearing

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Attorney Dan Nevins secured the withdrawal of a Criminal Attempt to Commit Homicide charge for a Berks County client accused in connection with an incident occurring in West Reading, PA. The allegations are that a group of four or more individuals participated in a stabbing in a hotel room in Berks County before fleeing in a truck into the City of Reading.

With the most serious charge being withdrawn, the client will now proceed forward to the Court of Common Pleas on the remaining counts.

Attorney Dan Nevins has represented hundreds of individuals charged with major felony offenses such as Homicide, Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Rape and Weapons Offenses in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Call the Law Offices of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation.

Simple Assault Charges Dismissed

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Yesterday, Attorney Julie Marburger got charges against a client dismissed at the District Judge level. The client was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. Attorney Marburger got the charges dismissed by the Judge and will expunge the charges so the infraction will not be on the client’s record.

The attorneys at Ebner, Nevins & McAllister have a proven track record of providing excellent representation to individuals charged with every type of criminal offense in Berks County, Pennsylvania. At ENM Law clients have come to expect top notch legal service at a reasonable price in Reading, PA. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation on matters such as Assault, Burglary, Robbery, Domestic Abuse, Drug Charges, Theft, DUI and more in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Protect your rights with aggressive legal representation.