Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia

Social Media is a Powerful Weapon in Court

By |2018-01-19T08:58:02+00:00July 5th, 2013|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , |

The evidentiary trail from social media to a courtroom can be direct and devastating.  An Oregon teenager learned that lesson the [...]

Technology Has Become Our Own “Big Brother”

By |2019-09-03T16:04:20+00:00March 16th, 2013|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , |

The judge said, “Son, what is your alibi?…If you were somewhere else, then you won’t have to die.” Classic lyrics [...]

Actual or Constructive Possession: PA Law Punishes For Both

By |2019-09-11T10:08:59+00:00February 6th, 2013|Categories: Drug Offenses|Tags: , , , , |

Client was charged with conspiracy and possession of contraband in a Philadelphia prison after his girlfriend brought marijuana into the [...]

Commonwealth v. P.B.; December 2012

By |2018-01-19T09:18:24+00:00December 11th, 2012|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Outcome: Not guilty of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and related felonies. Guilty only of gun possession after a jury trial. [...]

Commonwealth v. M.B.; November 2012

By |2018-01-19T09:18:49+00:00November 5th, 2012|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Outcome: Motion to suppress firearm granted and all charges withdrawn. M.B. was facing at least a4 year state sentence if [...]

To See or Not to See: The Unreliability of Eyewitness Testimony

By |2018-12-28T07:52:39+00:00September 10th, 2012|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , , , |

Prosecutor: “You just identified the defendant as the person who robbed you at gunpoint. How sure are you?” Witness:  “I’m 100% sure.” [...]

Court Strikes Down Mandatory Life Imprisonment for Juveniles

By |2019-09-07T13:01:29+00:00August 9th, 2012|Categories: Juvenile Offenses|Tags: , , , , , , |

On June 25th, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Miller v. Alabama that bars mandatory “life without parole” sentences for juvenile offenders.  The [...]

Megan’s Law Revisited: Retroactivity Clause Retroactively Removed

By |2019-09-07T11:49:31+00:00July 25th, 2012|Categories: Sex Crimes|Tags: , , , , |

On July 9, 2012, I wrote about what I believed to be the extremely unfair and arguably unconstitutional retroactive application of [...]

Commonwealth v. J.W.; February 2009

By |2018-01-19T09:30:42+00:00February 5th, 2009|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Outcome: Judgment of acquittal granted on narcotics and firearm charges. The entire case was dismissed against him before closing arguments. [...]

Commonwealth v. L.D.; February 2008

By |2018-01-19T09:33:03+00:00February 5th, 2008|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Outcome: Not guilty of domestic aggravated assault and related charges following a jury trial.  L.D. faced a certain state sentence [...]

Commonwealth v. T.O.; January 2007

By |2018-01-19T09:29:41+00:00January 5th, 2007|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Outcome: Not guilty of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and firearm charges after jury trial. T.O. was facing a 5-10 year [...]