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Victim Representation at District Court

by | Jul 31, 2012 | Criminal Law |

attarney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented an alleged victim in a simple assault case in Berks County District Court. Our client was a wife and mother who had called the police on her husband after getting involved in a physical altercation. Our client’s husband was arrested and taken to jail to await his preliminary hearing. Our client came to us since she wanted to minimize any impact this charges would have on both her husband and her family. Our client was afraid to attend the court hearing all by herself, especially since she would have to talk with the police and members of the district attarney’s office.

Ultimately, our client made it clear to us that she wanted the charges against her husband “dropped”. Unfortunately, attarney McAllister advised our client the she can’t simply “demand” that the charges get dropped. Rather, the police, members of the district attarney’s office, and ultimately the Judge are all involved, on some level, with the decision to “drop” charges. Our client felt most comfortable hiring attarney McAllister to represent her at district court, even though she wasn’t charged as a defendant.

Therefore, on the day of the hearing, attarney McAllister attended the preliminary hearing with his client, the alleged victim. attarney McAllister discussed the situation with both the police and members of the district attarneys office. After explaining his client’s position on the case, attarney McAllister was able to help in getting the charges against the defendant dismissed, which was exactly what our client wanted.

If you or someone you know is either a witness or an alleged victim in a criminal case in Berks County or Reading, Pennsylvania, contact our office at 610-372-5128 to setup a no-cost consultation with one of our experienced attarneys. Getting a subpoena to testify in court can be a scary experience, and our attarneys would be happy to answer your questions and put your mind at ease.



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