Posts Tagged ‘PFA lawyer in reading pa’

Alibi Defense In PFA: Case Dismissed

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Attorney Dan Nevins secured a dismissal of a PFA (Protection From Abuse) for a client last week in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. The client’s daughter brought allegations of abuse that she said occurred on a certain date and time earlier this month. Attorney Nevins worked with the client to interview several witnesses who were with the client at the time of the alleged abuse. Two of the witnesses testified at the time of the hearing that they were present at client’s home helping his perform repairs to a water line. The young lady making the allegations was not even present when she said the abuse occurred, the witnesses said. The Judge immediately dismissed the PFA.

Not Guilty Verdict in PFA Violation Case in Reading, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Last week I represented charged with Indirect Criminal Contempt (ICC) as a result of an alleged violation of a Protection from Abuse order in Reading, Pennsyvania. My client was charged with confronting his estranged wife in their marital residence and engaging in a heated disagreement about bills and the mortgage.

The PFA that was in effect actually allowed for contact between the parties. Additionally, I had previously negotiated the condition that my client share the martial residence and reside in the guest room. The allegation here was that he had violated the provision that state he should not “abuse, harass, stalk or threaten physical violence against her.”

In this situation it was certainly fair to say that a disagreement took place. However, I was able to successfully argue that his actions did rise to level prohibited by the existing court order.

Our firm represent individuals on a variety of domestic violence matters in Berks County. Whether it is a PFA violation or a criminal simple assault charge we have provided zealous legal representation to hundreds of men and women in Berks County. We also have a growing Family Law practice including Divorce, Custody and Support. Call our office today to speak with an attorney regarding your Berks County, PA Family law matter.

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.