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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 The PFA was withdrawn and the client wanted to have his firearms returned to him.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.

Return of Property Ordered in Reading, PA Criminal Case

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Our firm recently represented the Grandfather of a criminal defendant who had property siezed by police in connection with the Berks County, PA criminal charges. Specifically, an iPhone that had been purchased by the Grandfather for use by his grandson had been seized by police as evidence. After the case was concluded the grandfather wanted his property back. Unfortantely, the Commonwealth was not willing to simply return the iPhone absent court order.

As a result, we filed a Return of Property Petition with the Berks County Common Pleas Judge who had proper jurisdiction. The Commonwealth opposed our request on the grounds that the iPhone may be of some relevance if some subsequent appeal was filed in the underlying criminal case. Fortunately, the Judge saw no merit in the Commonwealth’s position and granted our request.

That very same day Attorney Ryan McAllister accompanied our client to an evidence locker and retrieved the iPhone.

The police frequently seize valuable personal property as part of criminal investigations. Sometimes these items are unrelated to the eventual criminal prosecution. This is an area often overlooked by criminal defendants and their attorneys. At Ebner, Nevins & McAllister we pride ourselves in providing thorough and detail-oriented representation to all of our clients.

Even if your criminal case may be closed, you may still be entitled to have your property returned to you. We have secured the release of vehicles, cash, electronics and other valuables for our clients. If you are facing forfeiture of property in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania call our office today for a free first time consultation.

Money Seized from Client by Police is Returned

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Today I (attorney Dan Nevins) was able to secure the return of $1,639.00 to a client previously charged with a narcotics offense in Berks County, PA. The money had been seized by Police incident to the arrest for Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia and pursuant to the forfeiture statute in the Drug Act. In the end, the Commonwealth agreed to return the funds to my client and not proceed to forfeiture.

The law can be strict with regard to money or property seized by law enforcement during a drug investigation. Of course, on many occasions the cash found by police in a warranted raid on a drug house is clearly proceeds of the drug trade and should be properly forfeited. Sometimes, though, money or property found is completely unrelated to narcotics or actually owned by an innocent third party. If property has been taken from you as part of a criminal investigation you may be entitled to relief. Call our office today for a free consultation.