Posts Tagged ‘reading pa pfa case’

PFA Dismissed / Firearms & License Returned To Client

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who had a protection from abuse (PFA) order filed against him by an ex-girlfriend. On the day of the hearing, Attorney McAllister was able to successfully negotiate a settlement, without any admissions by our client, whereby the “temporary PFA” was extended for a short period of time, after which the “temporary PFA” would expire. Under the terms of a normal PFA, a Judge has the authority to grant a PFA for a maximum of three (3) years.

Immediately after the “temporary PFA” expired, Attorney McAllister was able to get a Court Order directed that the Berks County Sheriff’s Office return the firearms and permit to carry that were taken from our client. Although our client was very nervous and scared at the start of the PFA case, he was very happy that Attorney McAllister was able to successfully navigate him through the court system and secure a positive outcome.

If you or someone you know is facing a protection from abuse (PFA) case in Berks County or Reading, Pennsylvania, please contact our firm right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced and dedicated attorneys will be happy to meet with you to discuss your case in more detail. We look forward to hearing from you.

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.