Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client in a criminal case out of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Our client was charged with various felony counts of forgery, fraud, and theft, all allegedly involving our client accessing her grandmother’s bank accounts and stealing thousands of dollars. Our client was surprised, shocked, and saddened when these charges were filed, and absolutely denied any involvement whatsoever.
Attorney McAllister showed up at our client’s preliminary hearing prepared to fight and defend against these allegations. Our client was offered a “deal” in which she would pay restitution to her grandmother in exchange for a significant reduction in the charges. Attorney McAllister, however, after consulting with his client, made the decision to push forward with the case, forcing the witnesses to testify before the Judge. Before the case even got that far, though, the prosecution withdrew all the charges against our client based on a “lack of evidence”.
Our client no longer has any charges pending against her, and she is not currently facing the possibility of jail time, probation, or fines. Most importantly to her, though, is that her name is clear. In this case, it was very important to have a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer representing our client. Some attorneys might have pressured their client to “waive” her preliminary hearing or take the “deal” offered by the prosecution.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Schuylkill County or Berks County, Pennsylvania, please contact our office right away at 610-372-5128. We offer free case evaluations in criminal and DUI matters, and our experienced attorneys will be more than happy to meet with you to discuss your case in detail.