Posts Tagged ‘Berks County Criminal Defense’

Not Guilty Verdict in Reading PA Robbery and Aggravated Assault Case

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Attorney Dan Nevins won a full jury acquittal this week in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. Our client had been charged with 25 counts including multiple counts of Felony 1 Robbery and Aggravated Assault involving a shooting that occurred in West Reading, PA. The allegations were that our client and a Co-Defendant made an attempt to rob a drug buyer at gunpoint. Subsequent to the attempted robbery our client was alleged to have Hindered the Apprehension of another, which itself was a separate felony case.
At the end of the Commonwealth’s testimony Attorney Nevins won a Judgment of Acquittal on 13 of the charges and the remaining 12 went forward to the Jury. During closing argument Attorney Nevins successfully argued that the Commonwealth’s complaining witness lacked any credibility due to his own inconsistent statements and criminal charges. The jury came back with a not guilty verdict on all remaining counts within 40 minutes of being sworn in. Our client had been facing over a 100 year maximum possible penalty if convicted.

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.

Simple Assault Case Dismissed in District Court

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Attorney Nevins represented an individual charged in connection with allegations of domestic assault today in a Berks County district court. Attorney Nevins was able to secure a dismissal of the criminal charges at his client’s initial court hearing. Charges of Simple Assault carry a possible maximum penalty of two years incarceration and a $5,000 fine.支架水池

If you or a loved one are facing assault charges in Berks County, PA you need an experienced attorney you can trust. The attorneys at ENM Law are skilled trial advocates with an impressive track record of success. Call today for a free initial consultation.

Armed Robbery Case Dropped in Berks County PA

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Attorney Dan Nevins recently represented a college student charged with allegations of armed robbery in Berks County, PA. Armed Robbery carries with it a 5 year mandatory term of imprisonment in Pennsylvania.

In this particular case the client was alleged to have conspired with two other males to attempt a robbery in a college dorm room. One of the individuals brandished a firearm and a physical struggle with the alleged victims ensued. Police were unable to crack the case quickly and instead looked to our client as a suspect. Police filed charges and our client was jailed in lieu of large amount of bail.

The case for the Commonwealth began to fall apart at the Preliminary Hearing when both “victims” contradicted the statements that had supposedly given to Police. Despite this fact the District Judge held the case for court. Fortunately, our client’s bail was reduced and his family was able to post.

Attorney Nevins filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas based on the lack of evidence elicited by the Commonwealth. Ultimately, and after several months of pending litigation, the Commonwealth conceded the position and moved to withdraw the charges.

Harassment Charges Dropped Against Client

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a woman who was charged with Harassment under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2709. Our client was facing the possibility of both jail time and a large fine if she was convicted of the harassment charge. The facts of the case involved a public dispute at a local shopping center between our client and her adult daughter. Our client was never in any trouble with the authorities prior to this offense, and she was gainfully employed for many years. In short, she was an upstanding member of the community, and she did not want to end up with a criminal record.

At the court hearing, Attorney McAllister was able to negotiate a settlement of the case whereby the charges against out client were dropped. The Judge was willing to “dismiss” the harassment charge against our client. Our client left the courtroom with no jail time, no fine, and no record of a conviction. Needless to say, she was very pleased with the outcome of the case. We will be discussing the option of “expunging” arrest record with our client in the very near future.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in Reading, PA, or Berks County, Pennsylvania, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced and dedicated attorneys will be happy to discuss your case in detail. As always, we offer no-cost consultations in DUI (drinking and driving) matters and criminal cases.

Aggravated Assault Case Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Attorney Dan Nevins secured the dismissal of felony aggravated assault charges today at a Berks County preliminary hearing. The client had been charged with the Felony 1 count along with a count of misdemeanor simple assault and summary harassment for an alleged incident occurring in the city of Reading, PA earlier this month. The client was facing a potential state prison sentence if the charges went forward.

The attorneys at Ebner, Nevins & McAllister have a proven track record of obtaining the best results for individuals charged with serious criminal offenses in Berks County, PA. If you or a loved one is facing felony charges in Reading, Pennsylvania you need an experienced and skilled trial attorney at your side. At Ebner, Nevins & McAllister we pride ourselves on aggressive and compassionate representation for our clients during their time of need. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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.

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.

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.

Motion for Early Termination of Probation Granted

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Attorney Dan Nevins recently represented a client seeking the early termination of his probation in a Berks County case. The client had been placed on 5 years of county probation to follow a short jail sentence that began back in 2006. He was nearing completion of his sentence within the next four months, however his status on probation was restricting his ability to travel and/or relocate. Specifically, the Client was hoping to move out of state so that he may care for his ailing father.

Attorney Nevins filed a motion to terminate probation which was granted just last week. The Client was able to travel out of state without restriction to be with his elderly father for the Holidays.

The attorneys at Ebner, Nevins & McAllister take pride in seeking out creative solutions for our client’s legal matters. Ebner, Nevins & McAllister offers a free initial consultation in most cases, including Criminal, DUI, Traffic, Firearms returns, Expungements and more. Call today to speak with one of our experienced Berks County attorneys.