ENM Law News: Successful Rule 600 motion

January 27th, 2017

Rule 600 of PA Criminal Procedure guarantees a criminal defendant the right to a speedy trial. Failure to bring a case to trial within the required period of time results in dismissal of the charges. Read more about Rule 600 here. A client recently came to Attorney Nevins because of a second offense DUI charge [...]

Spotlight Issue: Rule 600 Motion

January 27th, 2017

What is a Rule 600 motion and how can it help your case? The title refers to Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure Rule 600 which guarantees a speedy trial to criminal defendants. Rule 600 states that a trial must commence within 365 days of one of the following actions: 1 – the date that a written complaint [...]

Spotlight Issue: Child tax credit and custody

December 30th, 2016

Tax season is approaching and you may be asking how your child custody arrangement affects your taxes. Your custody arrangement may have a very specific impact on whether or not you can claim a child tax credit. The child tax credit allows a parent to claim a credit for each dependent child. But what happens [...]

Legal Update: Reduced waiting period in Pennsylvania for no-fault divorces

December 30th, 2016

There is a new answer to the question “How long do I need to wait for a no fault divorce in Pennsylvania?” Since 1988, Pennsylvania law has required that, unless both spouses are consenting to a no-fault divorce, the parties must be separated for a period of 2 years and the court must make a [...]

ENM Law News: Recent criminal cases

October 19th, 2016

Do you need an attorney for a criminal charge in Berks County? The answer is almost always “Yes.” But you shouldn’t choose just any attorney that you find online. You need an experienced criminal attorney who knows the best way to handle criminal cases in Reading, PA. We are those attorneys. Here are details on [...]

ENM Law News: Berks County custody case wins for fathers

September 30th, 2016

Are you a father in Berks County who is wondering “How can I increase my custody time with my children”? We have experience helping fathers with that exact issue. Here are some recent Reading, PA custody cases that we’ve handled. _____________________________________________________________________________ A father of 3 came to Attorney Ebner to help him get custody of [...]

Spotlight Issue: What is the status of DUI’s in Berks County following the Birchfield decision?

September 30th, 2016

DUI law in Berks County is currently in question following the US Supreme Court’s decision in a case called Birchfield v. North Dakota. The Birchfield case addressed a number of issues including warrantless requests for chemical testing, the implied consent warnings that are read when chemical testing is requested by the police and enhanced penalties [...]

ENM Law News: Positive outcomes in Berks County DUI-related cases

September 30th, 2016

What should you do about your Berks County DUI charge? You should have your case evaluated by one of our experienced DUI attorneys. Read about some of our recent cases. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A client was charged in Berks County for driving with a DUI suspended license otherwise known as a 1543(b) violation. Read more about the [...]

Spotlight Issue: What happens after I’ve been arrested for a DUI in Berks County?

August 24th, 2016

Your first court appearance in Berks County after your arrest will be your Preliminary Arraignment. This is a time when you go in front of a Berks County Magisterial District Judge, are informed of the charges against you and your bail is set. If you’ve never been charged with a crime before then your bail [...]

ENM Law News: “Not guilty” verdict in Simple Assault trial

August 19th, 2016

A recent client was facing a severe sentence for a Simple Assault charge in Reading, PA. This client was on state parole at the time of the alleged offense and was facing a guaranteed return to state prison if convicted. The complainant told police that our client came over to her house and struck and [...]