Posts Tagged ‘Berks County Attorneys’

Simple Assault & False Imprisonment Charges Dismissed

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a Berks County man who was charged with several misdemeanor criminal offenses, most notably Simple Assault, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2701(a)(1), and False Imprisonment, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2903(a). Our client was a father, hard-working member of the community, who had no prior criminal record. He was extremely distraught over the fact that these charges were filed against him, and he was very worried about how it could impact his job and ability to earn a living.

Attorney McAllister represented our client at his preliminary hearing before the local district justice. As the hearing was about to start, the Commonwealth informed the Judge that they were missing a key witness. The Commonwealth then requested that the Judge grant a “continuance” to allow more time to prepare the case. Attorney McAllister, however, argued that the entire case should be thrown based on several factors. In the end, the Judge sided with Attorney McAllister, and all charges against our client were dismissed.

Attorney McAllister is now is discussions with our client regarding the expungement process, which would enable any record of the arrest, etc., to be destroyed. By the time everything is complete, there will be no official trace of this unfortunate incident which could have had devastating affects for our client.

If you or someone you know is charged with a criminal offense in Berks County or Reading, Pennsylvania, please call us right away at 610-372-5128. Our secretary will be happy to setup a no-cost consultation with one of our experienced and dedicated attorneys. Our lawyers know this can be a very stressful time, but they are here to assist you and reassure you throughout the process.

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.

Firearms Ordered Returned To Two Clients

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Last week Attorneys Daniel Nevins and Julie Marburger helped two clients get their firearms successfully returned in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

The first client had his firearms taken away as a result of a PFA. The PFA was withdrawn and the client wanted to have his firearms returned to him. After a hearing, the judge ordered his firearms were to be returned.

Ebner, Nevins and McAllister successfully represented the second client on attempted homicide charges in June. A jury found him not guilty. The Berks County District Attorney’s Office filed a forfeiture petition against this client. At the hearing last week the firearms were ordered returned to the client.

If your firearms have been taken away in Berks County or Reading, PA, contact us at 610-372-5128 for a free consult on getting them returned. One of our experienced and dedicated attorneys will be happy to discuss your case in detail.

Berks County Attorneys Annual Softball Game

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Yesterday afternoon I, along with Attorney Ryan McAllister and our law clerk, Joe Blackburn participated in the annul Berks County Bar Association Softball Game.   Despite the blistering temperatures it was a great chance to socialize with other Berks County Lawyers and Judges.  The team featuring the Young Attorneys prevailed in the end capturing the newly dubbed “President Judge’s Cup.”   But the biggest victory of all was that no one was seriously injured! 

Local news channel WFMZ was on hand to capture the action.  Here’s the link