Posts Tagged ‘Preliminary Hearing Berks County’

Aggravated Assault Charges Reduced to Disorderly Conduct in Reading, PA

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Last week Attorney Dan Nevins successfully defended a Reading woman charged with felony Aggravated Assault charges. Through negotiation with the Assistant District Attorney as well as the arresting officers, Attorney Nevins was able to get an agreement to a summary offense. In the end the Client pleaded guilty to Disorderly Conduct and received a $300 fine. After having faced a Felony 2 offense with a 10 year maximum sentence this was certainly a terrific result for the client.

Terroristic Threats & Simple Assault Charges Dismissed

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a woman who was charged with four (4) different offenses, including two (2) misdemeanor offenses of terroristic threats, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2706(a)(1), and simple assault, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2701(a)(3). If convicted of either of these two (2) offenses, our client was facing the possibility of jail time, or, at a minimum, several years of probation. Our client absolutely denied the allegations related to these charges, and she believed the alleged victim in the case had a “personal” vendetta against her.

Therefore, attorney McAllister was prepared to a have a preliminary hearing on the matter before the Berks County District Justice. At the hearing, attorney McAllister was successful in cross-examining the alleged victim to reveal inconsistencies in her story, and he even had two (2) witnesses testify on behalf of the defendant.

After hearing the evidence in the case, the District Judge dismissed all four (4) charges against out client. Our client walked out of the courtroom without any jail time, without any probation, and without having to pay any fines and costs. She was very happy with the outcome of her case, and she was very grateful that she had attorney McAllister to assist her through this process.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Berks County, Pennsylvania, or Reading, PA, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. It is very important not to waste time when dealing with serious criminal charges, and, as always, one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys will be happy to discuss your case in detail at a no-cost consultation.

Misdemeanor Charges Dropped at Preliminary Hearing in Berks County

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Yesterday I (attorney Dan Nevins) represented a client charged with two misdemeanor offenses following a somewhat unusual incident in Berks County, PA. He was facing a charge of Agricultural Vandalism as well as Criminal Mischief as a result of a motor vehicle accident in which his vehicle went off a road, through a farmer’s fence and down a hill into a field.

Fortunately, I was able to negotiate a favorable settlement at the time of the preliminary hearing. The misdemeanor charges were dropped in exchange for my client paying for the fence repair as well as a small fine to the district court.

If you are facing a criminal matter in Berks County, Pennsylvania don’t hesitate to contact our office for a free initial consultation. Our firm has recently expanded to include a new attorney to better serve the needs of our existing and future clients.

Gun Charges Withdrawn at Preliminary Hearing

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with Persons Not To Possess Firearms, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 6105. Our client was involved in a highly contested custody and divorce case, and he was the defendant in a protection from abuse (PFA) case that his wife had filed against him.  Attorney McAllister was not involved in the custody, divorce, and PFA case; he was, however, retained after our client was charged with this criminal case.

Our client was charged for allegedly possessing a “weapon / firearm” in violation of the PFA that our client’s wife had filed against him. After Attorney McAllister researched the relevant caselaw and read through the very specific terms of the PFA, he realized that the District Attorney’s Office would not be able to prove the charges against our client.

At the preliminary hearing in Berks County District Court, Attorney McAllister approached the prosecution before the hearing and made his arguments known.  The argument was so compelling that the District Attorney’s Office did not even attempt to argue the case before the Judge.  Rather, the District Attorney’s Office agreed to withdraw the charges against our client.

Our client was very happy with the outcome of his case.  If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Reading or Berks County, contact our office right away at 610-372-5128 for a no-cost consultation.  One of our experienced attorneys will be more than happy to sit down and discuss your case in detail.