Archive for August, 2013

Theft Charges Thrown Out at Preliminary Hearing

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with employee theft from a small business in Berks County. Our client was charged with removing a small sum of money from a “petty cash” box inside the business. Our client was adamant that she didn’t steal any money from the business. She freely admitted that she did take money from the “petty cash” box, as that was a part of her job at the business. She claimed she took the money to exchange it for larger bills at the front register of the business.

At the hearing, Attorney McAllister cross-examined the owner of the small business, and got him to admit that our client was permitted to have access to the “petty cash” box, as well as remove money from it. Attorney McAllister argued that there simply wasn’t enough evidence that a criminal act was committed.

At the end of the hearing, the Judge took a short recess to analyze the arguments. After returning to the bench, the Judge dismissed all of the charges against our client.

Our client was very happy with the outcome of the case. She was originally facing having a misdemeanor record for the rest of her life. After the charges were dismissed, though, our client will have the opportunity to have have these charges expunged, and any trace or this unfortunate incident ever happening will be cleared from our client’s record.

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Reading, PA, or Berks County, Pennsylvania, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced criminal defense attorneys will be happy to meet with you to discuss your case in more detail. And remember, the initial consultation is always free of charge in criminal and DUI matters.

Underage Drinking Citation Attorneys in Reading, Pennsylvania

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The attorneys of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister have successfully represented many college students who have found themselves charged with Underage Drinking in Berks County courts. With classes starting up at most local universities this week it is crucial that we stress the importance of making responsible decisions when it comes to alcohol use on college campuses. Each year many students find themselves in legal trouble due to poor choices that were made while under the influence.

If you or your student has been charged with a violation of Underage Drinking you need to seek experienced legal counsel immediately. A guilty plea to the summary citation can result in an automatic driver’s license suspension and significant adverse consequences such as lost job opportunities. Fortunately, our attorneys have a strong track record of limiting the damage such a citation can cause a young person. Call today to schedule a free consultation. We gladly offer telephone consultations for any parent or family member residing out of the area.

Theft Case Dismissed in Berks County Juvenile Court

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Attorney Dan Nevins recently secured the dismissal of felony theft charges for a young man in Berks County Juvenile Court. If found involved in the charges the boy was facing a juvenile adjudication and would be marked as a felon before even turning 18. Fortunately, Attorney Nevins was able to negotiate a resolution review Large Movie Screen where the young man would provide restitution to the alleged victim and in exchange the District Attorney would withdraw charges.

Attorney Dan Nevins has extensive experience in Berks County Juvenile Court having represented several hundred youths over the past 8 years. While the crimes code applies to both adults and juveniles the procedures involved and possible outcomes can be quite different. If your child is charged with a delinquent act in Berks County it is crucial that you select an attorney with this type of specialized experience. Call the Reading, PA offices of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Terroristic Threats & Simple Assault Charges Dismissed

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a woman who was charged with four (4) different offenses, including two (2) misdemeanor offenses of terroristic threats, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2706(a)(1), and simple assault, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2701(a)(3). If convicted of either of these two (2) offenses, our client was facing the possibility of jail time, or, at a minimum, several years of probation. Our client absolutely denied the allegations related to these charges, and she believed the alleged victim in the case had a “personal” vendetta against her.

Therefore, attorney McAllister was prepared to a have a preliminary hearing on the matter before the Berks County District Justice. At the hearing, attorney McAllister was successful in cross-examining the alleged victim to reveal inconsistencies in her story, and he even had two (2) witnesses testify on behalf of the defendant.

After hearing the evidence in the case, the District Judge dismissed all four (4) charges against out client. Our client walked out of the courtroom without any jail time, without any probation, and without having to pay any fines and costs. She was very happy with the outcome of her case, and she was very grateful that she had attorney McAllister to assist her through this process.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Berks County, Pennsylvania, or Reading, PA, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. It is very important not to waste time when dealing with serious criminal charges, and, as always, one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys will be happy to discuss your case in detail at a no-cost consultation.