Brian Fishman

About Brian Fishman

Brian Fishman is a Philadelphia trial attorney who focuses his practice on criminal defense, personal injury and civil rights. He represents individuals in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties, and federal court.

Philadelphia Civil Asset Forfeiture: A Citizen’s Guide

By |2018-01-16T13:36:31+00:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Asset Forfeiture|Tags: , , , , , |

Philadelphia Top Asset Forfeiture Lawyer As a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney, I get calls from people that are not being [...]

Expungement of Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

By |2018-06-11T06:52:33+00:00September 21st, 2015|Categories: Expungement|Tags: , , , , |

What is an Expungement in Pennsylvania? Expungement means to purge or remove any information of past criminal charges from law [...]

Assault in Philadelphia – FAQs

By |2018-06-09T13:36:31+00:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , , |

What’s the difference between aggravated assault and simple assault? Under Pennsylvania law, a person commits a simple assault when he [...]

Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania

By |2018-01-16T14:20:34+00:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are convicted of committing a criminal offense, your life will obviously change. If the offense is a serious [...]

Possession with Intent to Deliver

By |2018-01-16T14:30:33+00:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: Drug Offenses|Tags: , , , , , |

Possession with intent to deliver narcotics, commonly referred to as PWID, is the most charged felony in Philadelphia. You can [...]

Drug Free School Zone Mandatory Minimum Law is Unconstitutional

By |2018-06-11T06:43:35+00:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: Drug Offenses|Tags: , , , , |

As a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney, a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling striking down Drug Free School Zone mandatory minimums has [...]

Expungement Law for Convictions Takes Big Step Forward

By |2018-06-11T05:17:17+00:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Expungement|Tags: , , , , |

On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 166, which would greatly expand the ability for Pennsylvanians [...]

Endangering the Welfare of Children: Monsignor Lynn’s Fate

By |2018-06-11T06:09:58+00:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s devastating to be accused of physically or sexually abusing a child. Sometimes, though, a person who has not actually [...]

Hello, Newman! Court Strikes Down Drug and Gun Mandatory Sentence

By |2018-06-11T06:21:22+00:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , |

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has dropped a bombshell on the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing statutes. On August 20, 2014, the [...]

Former Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Federally Indicted

By |2018-01-17T13:22:48+00:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: Drug Offenses|Tags: , , , , |

The shoe is on the other foot. The pot is calling the kettle black. The hunter has become the hunted. [...]

Philadelphia Gun Charges Dismissed After Motion to Quash Granted

By |2018-01-17T13:27:15+00:00July 27th, 2014|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Philadelphia Gun Charges Dismissed After Motion to Quash Granted Outcome: As a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney, it is our experience that [...]

Commonwealth v. A.C.; April 2014

By |2018-01-17T13:28:26+00:00July 26th, 2014|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Outcome: Not guilty of multiple firearm possession charges following a bench trial and his record ordered expunged. Facts: A.C. was [...]

Motion to Suppress: A Criminal Attorney’s Best Weapon

By |2018-01-17T14:13:02+00:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , , , |

Motion to Suppress: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Best Weapon In this video, my first, I take a few [...]

If the Police Didn’t Read Me My Rights, Is My Case Dismissed?

By |2018-06-11T05:58:19+00:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , , |

I can not tell you how many times I am asked this question. The general belief is that police must [...]

How to Avoid a Criminal Record for First-Time Offenders

By |2018-06-11T06:11:45+00:00December 8th, 2013|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , , |

A criminal record can have a serious impact on one’s life including the loss of or inability to obtain future [...]

Commonwealth v. J.W.; December 2013

By |2018-01-17T14:45:40+00:00December 1st, 2013|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Outcome: Not guilty of Possession with intent to Deliver crack cocaine and criminal conspiracy after a jury trial.  J.W. was [...]

Possession with Intent to Deliver in Philadelphia

By |2018-06-11T06:43:17+00:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Drug Offenses|Tags: , , |

I represent many individuals charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. This offense [...]