Attorney Dan Nevins secured a victory for a client charged with illegal Firearm Possession after filing a motion to suppress evidence in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. The client was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, a Felony 2 and Firearms not to be Carried Without a License, a Felony 3. A conviction on one or both counts would have certainly led to a lengthy state prison sentence.
Attorney Nevins argued that police conducted an illegal search and seizure leading to the recovery of incriminating physical evidence. Specifically, Nevins averred that officers lacked reasonable suspicion to conduct a “pat-down” search of the Defendant. Much to it’s credit, the Commonwealth conceded the issue and offered no rebuttal. Consequently, the Judge recently entered an order granting Defense’s motion and dismissing the charges against the Defendant.