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January 2014 Archives

Client Avoids Conviction in Retail Theft Case

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a young college student in Berks County who was charged with Retail Theft under 18 Pa.C.S.A. 3929. Since this was a "first offense" and the dollar value of the items allegedly taken was small, our client was issued a summary citation. This meant that our client had to fight her case at the district court level. Although our client was only looking several hundred dollars in fines and court costs if convicted, she was very worried about having a conviction for Retail Theft on her "record.inflatable toys canada

PFA Dismissed / Firearms & License Returned To Client

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.

Simple Assault & False Imprisonment Charges Dismissed

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a Berks County man who was charged with several misdemeanor criminal offenses, most notably Simple Assault, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2701(a)(1), and False Imprisonment, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2903(a). Our client was a father, hard-working member of the community, who had no prior criminal record. He was extremely distraught over the fact that these charges were filed against him, and he was very worried about how it could impact his job and ability to earn a living.

Simple Assault Case Dismissed in District Court

Attorney Nevins represented an individual charged in connection with allegations of domestic assault today in a Berks County district court. Attorney Nevins was able to secure a dismissal of the criminal charges at his client's initial court hearing. Charges of Simple Assault carry a possible maximum penalty of two years incarceration and a $5,000 fine.支架水池

Aggravated Assault Case Dismissed in Reading, PA

Attorney Dan Nevins secured a dismissal for a client charged with Felony Aggravated Assault in Reading, Pennsylvania. The client had been accused of attacking a person with a hammer following a dispute outside a Reading row home. The client, who had no prior record, was facing a long prison sentence if convicted of the allegations.

Attorney Dan Nevins Achieves Capital Counsel Qualification

Attorney Nevins recently qualified under Criminal Procedure Rule 801 as Capital Counsel to provide representation in Death Penalty cases.
To qualify as a Death Penalty attorney in Pennsylvania a lawyer must have extensive experience trying major felony cases before a Jury and meet certain educational requirements. Less than 1% of all Pennsylvania attorneys currently meet these requirements.

Armed Robbery Case Dropped in Berks County PA

Attorney Dan Nevins recently represented a college student charged with allegations of armed robbery in Berks County, PA. Armed Robbery carries with it a 5 year mandatory term of imprisonment in Pennsylvania.

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