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NOT GUILTY FALSE STATEMENT ON GUN PURCHASE FORM, ATTEMPT POSSESSION FIREARM BY FELON

Our client was charged with attempted possession of a firearm by a felon and false statements on the state firearms form.  We took the case to trial and successfully argued that the court records were ambiguous and did not clearly prove that he had been previously convicted of a felony. Both charges were dismissed.  

COMMONWEALTH V. D.R.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY VIOLENT FELON, 6 COUNTS POSSESSION AMMUNITION BY FELON DISMISSED

Our client was charged with seven felonies and two misdemeanors after an incident in his backyard led to the discovery of a gun. This was an extremely tough case. Six of the felony charges were dropped after we successfully argued that our client's double jeopardy rights were violated. Unfortunately, our client was still facing a mandatory minimum 5 years in prison on the remaining gun charge. It looked like a long shot because two police officers testified that they had wrestled the gun out of our client's hand. We successfully argued that forensics evidence didn't back up the officers' version of events and the jury found our client not guilty. Both misdemeanors were also dropped prior to trial.  

COMMONWEALTH V. W.T.

FELONY JURY TRIAL

NOT GUILTY FALSE STATEMENT ON GUN PURCHASE FORM, POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY FELON DROPPED

Our client was charged after trying to buy a gun years after a juvenile felony. The situation was incredibly unfair because our client had been told that his juvenile charges would not effect his gun rights.  We took the case to a jury trial.  We subpoenaed a former juvenile probation officer who acknowledged that many people including our client may have been misinformed of their gun rights following juvenile felony convictions.  The jury found our client not guilty and he avoided spending the next two to five years of his life in prison.  

COMMONWEALTH V. D.S.

FELONY JURY TRIAL

NOT GUILTY POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY VIOLENT FELON AND POSSESSION FIREARM WITH DRUGS

This was a high stakes trial with our client facing 5 years mandatory minimum prison time if convicted as charged. The prosecutor's office made no offers based on his prior record so the choice to go to trial was easy. We successfully argued that although our client acknowledged knowing a gun was in a car, he never exercised dominion and control over the gun as required in a constructive possession case. After a hard fought motion to suppress and trial, we eventually prevailed and our client was found not guilty of both firearms charges.   

COMMONWEALTH V. A.M.

FELONY BENCH TRIAL

NOT GUILTY ROBBERY, USE OF A FIREARM IN COMMISSION OF FELONY

Our client was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and felony credit card theft.  The stakes were high with our client facing state sentencing guidelines recommending a low end punishment of more than 9 years in prison.  We were humbled that our client placed his faith in us and exercised his right to a jury trial.  It was a big risk because if he was found guilty as charged, he faced a minimum sentence of 9 years in prison and up to life incarceration.  After a hard fought trial, we were thrilled when the jury returned not guilty verdicts to all felony charges and instead convicted him of only one misdemeanor.  

COMMONWEALTH V. J.M.

FELONY JURY TRIAL

NOT GUILTY BRANDISHING A FIREARM

Our client was charged after his girlfriend's vengeful ex claimed that he brandished a gun during an argument. We demonstrated that he was acting in self defense and that the weapon did not meet the required definition under the law. The charge was dismissed and our client kept his record clean.  

COMMONWEALTH V. D.B.

MISDEMEANOR BENCH TRIAL

POSSESSION FIREARM BY FELON, POSSESSION FIREARM WITH DRUGS DROPPED

Our client was charged with numerous felonies carrying mandatory minimum prison time after a gun and drugs were recovered during a traffic stop. We were fortunate to work with an experienced prosecutor who agreed with our analysis that the evidence didn't prove that our client knew any of the illegal items were in the car.  

COMMONWEALTH V. A.S.

FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARING