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ENM Law News: Indecent Exposure charge dismissed following bench trial

Monday, July 10th, 2017

What do you do if you’ve been charged with a sex offense in Reading, PA that you didn’t commit? You need to hire an experienced criminal law attorney as quickly as possible. That’s exactly what a recent client did when he hired Attorney Nevins to represent him for an indecent exposure charge in Berks County.

This client was falsely accused of exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl when she was walking to school. The victim gave a physical description of the culprit which included that he had a beard. Cases like this result in great public outcry and the police are under pressure to arrest the culprit immediately even when there is questionable evidence. In this case, there was surveillance footage of the victim and the culprit prior to actual exposure, but the footage was not clear and made identification difficult. Police then looked at local Megan’s Law registrants (prior sex offenders) and found our client. No other suspects were considered. Police placed our client’s picture in a photo lineup and the victim identified him during her follow-up interview. Our client was arrested and was unable to pay bond to be released from custody because of a parole detainer lodged against him for a prior conviction.

Our client needed Attorney Nevins to quickly prove to the Court that he had been falsely accused. Attorney Nevins requested an expedited bench trial (trial heard by a judge rather than a jury) and the Court complied. Attorney Nevins presented an alibi defense which relied on the testimony of our client’s cousin. The cousin testified that she and our client were texting each other about transportation to work at the same time that the victim said the crime occurred. Further, the cousin testified about the clothes that our client was wearing when she picked him up that morning and testified that our client was clean-shaven. This physical description did not match the description given by the victim.

After hearing all of the evidence, the Judge found our client “not guilty.” This case shows the importance of investigations as well as the unreliability of eyewitness testimony. Thanks to the hard work of Attorney Nevins, a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in Reading, PA, this client is no longer facing charges for a crime that he did not commit.

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in Berks County, contact our criminal defense attorneys today at 610-372-5128 or email us at info@enmlaw.com.

Read an article about this case in the Reading Eagle by clicking here.

Not Guilty Verdict in Double Homicide Trial

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Last week Attorney Dan Nevins won a complete acquittal for a client charged with a double murder in Reading, PA. The client had been charged with 2 counts each of 1st and 3rd Degree Homicide as well as Conspiracy. Additionally, he was charged with Attempted Homicide in connection with a 3rd alleged shooting victim as well as multiple counts of aggravated assault.

At the conclusion of the Commonwealth’s case the Judge granted Attorney Nevins’ motion for a judgment of acquittal to all Homicide and Conspiracy Counts. Following closing arguments the Judge charged the Jury with the remaining counts including the Attempted Homicide and weapons charge. The Jury returned a full not guilty verdict four hours later east Inflatables.

The Commonwealth had alleged that the Client conspired with two others to ambush members of feuding family on Pear Street in the city of Reading.  There were two victims who were fatally wounded by gunfire and a third that had been hit with shotgun fragments.  The Commonwealth’s position was that the Client fired a shotgun from the second floor window while the other gunmen shot from a car and the street.  The Commonwealth also offered an incriminating statement allegedly made by the Client.  In the end, the Jury rejected the Commonwealth’s theories and acquitted the Client of all charges.moonwalk inflatables

The Client had been facing life in prison if convicted at trial.