Posts Tagged ‘return of property in reading berks county’

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 The PFA was withdrawn and the client wanted to have his firearms returned to him.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

Client’s Vehicle Returned Following Police Seizure

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

I recently represented a former Penn State Berks student charged with felony narcotics offenses. A large amount of marijuana was found in the trunk of the vehicle he was driving and both the drugs and the vehicle were seized by the police. Fortunately, I was able to keep the young man out of prison and secured him a probationary sentence.

The Commonwealth, however, retained possession of the vehicle and was moving toward forfeiture. The fact of the matter, however, was that my client’s mother was the owner and primary operator of the vehicle – an innocent owner. My position, therefore, was that the vehicle should not be subject to forfeiture as a conduit to commit drug sales and instead be returned to the owner.
In the end, my client’s mother got her vehicle back.

The automobile, as it turned out, belonged to the young man’s mother.

If you are seeking the return of property seized by police in Reading or Berks County, PA you should seek counsel to determine your options. You may be entitled to all or a portion of the money or property taken from you in connection with a criminal case. Call our office today for a free consultation.