Posts Tagged ‘Berks County Law Firm’

Spotlight Issue: First Offense DUI in Berks County

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Being arrested for a first-offense DUI can be frightening and embarrassing, especially if you haven’t had any involvement with the legal system before. You probably have a lot of questions about what will happen next and our Berks County DUI attorneys are here to answer those questions. Our DUI attorneys will start by representing you at your preliminary hearing in front of a Magisterial District Justice. We will discuss your options with you at that court date and you will decide whether to have a hearing that day or to waive your right to a hearing. You might also apply for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on that date. Read more about the DUI ARD program here. If your case goes past the preliminary hearing stage, then our DUI attorneys will obtain the evidence that the District Attorney intends to use against you at trial (this is called discovery). Discovery for a DUI can include officer’s reports, results from blood tests and, when available, police dashboard video. We will review the evidence to determine whether the police acted appropriately in your case. For example

-did the police have reasonable suspicion to pull you over
-if you weren’t driving, were you in actual physical control of the vehicle
-were the field sobriety tests administered correctly
-were the blood results obtained correctly

Even though you may not have any prior criminal record, you still might be facing a mandatory 72-hour prison sentence. Our DUI attorneys will evaluate the evidence against you and advise you as to your best option. Whether you decide to enter the ARD program, accept a plea offer or take your case to trial, you need an experienced attorney on your side because the consequences of a DUI conviction can be serious. Contact our Berks County DUI lawyers at 610-372-5128 or email us at

Burglary Charges Withdrawn in Berks County Case

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Attorney Dan Nevins successfully negotiated for the withdrawal of Felony Burglary charges recently in a Berks County case. The client had been accused of entering a rural Berks home and stealing various coins and other collectibles worth several thousands of dollars. A conviction of Felony 1 Burglary carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years incarceration. Aqua Run 01

The attorneys of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister have a consistent track record of obtaining the best possible outcome for clients in all types of criminal cases. Attorney Dan Nevins has won recent jury acquittals on Homicide, Attempted Homicide, Weapons Offenses, Felony Harassment, Assault and other serious felonies. If you or your family member is charged with a serious criminal offense in Berks County, PA your first phone call should be to the skilled defense attorneys at ENM Law. Call today for a free initial consultation.

Client “Not Guilty” in Berks County Harassment Case

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client charged with Harassment in Berks County. After meeting with our client, Attorney McAllister advised him to fight the charges rather than plead guilty. At the trial, Attorney McAllister presented a defense that consisted of our client testifying as well as an additional witness. Additionally, Attorney McAllister was able to cross-examine the alleged victim to demonstrate that he did not have any credibility.

At the end of the trial, our client was found “Not Guilty”. Our client was able to leave court with no jail time, no probation, and no burdensome fines and court costs. Needless to say, our client was very happy with the outcome of his case.

If you are facing criminal charges in Berks County, Pennsylvania, or Reading, PA, please call us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced attorneys will be happy to discuss your case in more detail. As always, we offer complimentary consultations in criminal matters.

Receiving Stolen Property Case Dismissed

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Attorney Dan Nevins secured the dismissal of a felony Receiving Stolen Property charge yesterday in a Berks County district court. The client had been charged in connection with an alleged stolen vehicle in the Reading, Pennsylvania area. The charge was graded as a Felony of the Third Degree with a maximum possible penalty of 7 years incarceration.chong qi zhang peng

The attorneys of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister have successfully defended hundreds upon hundreds of individuals charged with criminal offenses in Berks County, Pennsylvania Biler Combo C4. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Reading, PA.

Motion for Early Termination of Probation Granted in Berks County

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Attorney Dan Nevins successfully petitioned for the early termination of probation for two Berks County clients recently. In each case the client was saved from many months of additional supervision and restrictions which would have lead to family hardships and limitations on employment. While most people on probation are required to complete the full term of their original sentence, Attorney Nevins was able to articulate numerous reasons for exceptions for these clients and win the early termination.Angels Camp

The attorneys at Ebner, Nevins & McAllister strongly believe in offering the full range of services to individuals charged with criminal offenses in Berks County. Many attorneys overlook the collateral consequences associated with criminal charges, but not ENM Law. Our attorneys have a strong track record of success winning motions to return property, expunging criminal records, return of weapons and early termination of probation/ parole. When facing a criminal case in Berks County it is important to find the attorney who will go that extra mile for you. Call our office today for a free initial consultation.

Misdemeanor Charges Dismissed

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with Simple Assault (18 Pa.C.S.A. 2701), a misdemeanor of the second degree, and two (2) summary charges.  At the preliminary hearing, which was held in “magisterial district court” in Berks County, Attorney McAllister was able to successfully argue before the Judge that the misdemeanor Simple Assault charged should be thrown out of court.

The Judge agreed with Attorney McAllister’s arguments, although the Judge did find out client guilty of the lesser summary charge of harassment.  Nevertheless, our client was very happy with the outcome of her case.  Instead of a misdemeanor charge of Simple Assault, which carries jail time and / or probation, along with fines and costs that can easily top $1,000.00, our client only received a modest fine of $150.00 and no probation.

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Reading, PA, or Berks County, PA, call our office right away at 610-372-5128.  It is critical to speak with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney before talking to the police or going to court.  Our office offers free consultations in criminal matters, and we would be happy to discuss the specifics of your case in more detail.

Kutztown University Student Avoids 1 Year License Suspension in DUS/1543A Case

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

This morning I represented a young man facing a traffic citation in a Berks County District Court. He was charged with Driving Under a Suspended License at section 1543(a) of the vehicle code. If found guilty of that offense he would face an automatic one year suspension of his operating privilege by PENNDOT.
Fortunately, we were able to resolve the case with a plea to the lesser offense of Driving without a License which results in a fine, but no loss of license.

Simple Assault, Public Drunkeness, Disorderly Conduct charges dismissed in Berks County, PA

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Today I represented a client charged with Simple Assault and related offenses for an alleged incident occurring in Berks County, PA. The case had made it to the Court of Common Pleas level and was set for disposition. My client was otherwise eligible for ARD, but we hoped for an even better result.

I filed an Omnibus Pretrial motion and the matter was set for a hearing. Our position was that the Commonwealth could not establish each of the elements of the offenses. In the end the Judge agreed to dismiss each of the charges and my client walked out of court a free man.

Protection from Abuse (PFA) petition dismissed in Berks County, PA case

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Today I represented a client facing allegations of abuse by his former spouse. She filed for a Protection from Abuse order following an incident that occurred during a custody exchange. My client was facing a 3 year no contact order, a finding of abuse as well as the custody implications from an adverse ruling.

Fortunately, the PFA petition was dismissed following a hearing. I was able to cross-examine the Plaintiff and expose inconsistencies between her testimony and her prior written statements. Ultimately, this led the Judge to conclude that my client and his testimony were more credible than that of the plaintiff.

If a Protection from Abuse Petition has been filed against you, you need to protect yourself.  You can lose important rights as a result of a PFA case.  You can be evicted from your home,  lose custody of your children, lose your right to carry firearms, or be restricted from other locations.  Unfortunately, at times, some individuals attempt to abuse the PFA act by filing false allegations of abuse in order to gain an advantage in a custody or divorce case.  This should not be tolerated.  The PFA act is an important protection for legitimate victims and should be treated as such.  Call our office today to schedule a free consultation in your Berks County PFA case.

Probation in Lancaster, PA Burglary Case

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Today I was able to secure a probationary sentence for a client originally charged with burglarizing a home in Lancaster County, PA. Fortunately, I was able to negotiate a plea to the lesser offenses of Criminal Trespass and Simple Assault. The original Burglary charge carried with it an offense gravity score (OGS) of 9 due to the fact that a person was present in the home during the commission of the offense. The Criminal Trespass my client pled to has an OGS of 4. The difference between the offenses when it comes to the sentencing guidelines is enormous. Simply put, this client would have been looking at a state sentence starting at 12 to 24 months with a conviction of an OGS 9 Burglary.

In many criminal cases the best result for a client comes from a well negotiated guilty plea. Having a skilled and experienced advocate on you side can make the difference between years in state prison and going home to your family. If you or a loved one is facing serious felony charges in Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery or Schuylkill County call our offices today for a free consultation.