Assault Case Archives

This category includes cases in which Mr. Link defended residents of Philadelphia or the surrounding area accused of crimes related to assault, aggravated assault, simple assault, or assault with a deadly weapon.

Commonwealth v. T.N.
December 9

Commonwealth v. T.N.

During a heated neighborhood dispute, a gunman opened fire on the block and struck a young woman in the back, shattering her pelvic bone. Witnesses told police that they observed the shooter exit from a car that was left on the block and police searched that car, finding paperwork in the name of T.N. Based.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (Illegal Firearm)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All charges

Commonwealth v. M.A.
August 23

Commonwealth v. M.A.

M.A. was arrested after allegedly firing his gun three times at his in-laws’ car from a distance of ten feet away. The in-laws had been concerned that M.A. had “abducted” his wife because she was not answering his phone. One of the in-laws called M.A. and demanded that they meet in a parking lot so.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1) (3 counts). Reckless Endangerment (M2), Simple Assault (M2).

The Verdict:

Not guilty of Aggravated Assault.

Commonwealth v. T.T.
August 17

Commonwealth v. T.T.

T.T. was arrested after a victim reported to police that two men committed a home invasion robbery where he was beaten and had his car keys stolen. The victim reported that he knew one of the men (not T.T.), and that the co-defendant and T.T. forcibly entered his house demanding money for marijuana that the.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), Burglary (F1), Robbery (F1), Conspiracy (F1).

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. E.J.
June 30

Commonwealth v. E.J.

E.J. and his wife were going through a separation when the wife reported to police that E.J. had taken her back to his apartment against her will, choked her to the point she became unconscious, put a knife to her throat and stole her cell phone. Police took photographs of numerous red marks on her.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), Robbery (F1), Kidnapping (F1), Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment, Simple Assault, Theft, Terroristic Threats, Possession of an Instrument of Crime.

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. C.L.
May 20

Commonwealth v. C.L.

C.L. was shot in the leg and taken to Temple hospital. Police interviewed him as they do with all victims, and C.L. indicated that he was walking down an alley in Kensington when he heard an argument followed by gunshots. He stated that he was shot from behind but didn’t see who shot him. Police.

The Charges:

Illegal Firearms (VUFA 6106 and 6108), Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. Charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. M.T.
May 16

Commonwealth v. M.T.

M.T. and his 16 year-old brother were arrested for Attempted Murder and related charges resulting from a shooting that occurred on the 1500 block of Gratz Street in Philadelphia. Two eyewitnesses gave statements implicating both individuals as the ones who fired 15 shots onto a crowded block, striking an 11 year-old boy in the process..

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (F), Aggravated Assault (F1), Conspiracy (F1), Illegal Firearms (VUFA)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All Charges

Commonwealth v. A.L.
April 26

Commonwealth v. A.L.

A.L., a 63 year-old Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and had never been arrested, was arrested after a vindictive neighbor upset over petty property issues reported to police that A.L. had threatened her with a gun. When police responded, they observed A.L. in his car with his legally owned firearm in his holster..

The Charges:

Intimidation of a Witness (F), Conspiracy (F) Possession of an Instrument of Crime (M1), Terroristic Threats (M2), Simple Assault (M2).

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. I.G.
March 7

Commonwealth v. I.G.

I.G. and his cousin were arrested for Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Conspiracy after police responding to a fight observed an unconscious victim on the sidewalk suffering broken bones in his face. The victim claimed the incident was unprovoked. However, the incident had occurred because I.G.’s 5 year old daughter came home crying because the “victim”had.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), Conspiracy (F1), Robbery (F1), Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. K.M.
February 14

Commonwealth v. K.M.

K.M., a juvenile, and his brother and two other boys were arrested for Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault and related charges after a female youth claimed that they had shot her with a BB gun and forced her to perform oral sex on all of them. After securing K.M.’s release from juvenile custody to his parent’s.

The Charges:

Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI) (F1), Sexual Assault (F2), Conspiracy (F1), Aggravated Assault (F1), Simple Assault (M2)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of felonies.

Commonwealth v. R.C.
February 4

Commonwealth v. R.C.

R.C. was arrested after an unimaginably brutal home invasion of a young couple in Philadelphia. A male victim was duct taped, beaten and stabbed to within an inch of his life, and the female was taken to a remote location and sexually assaulted multiple times before she was finally able to escape and call police..

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Rape, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault

The Verdict:

All charges withdrawn

Commonwealth v. C.S.
January 8

Commonwealth v. C.S.

C.S. is arrested after police respond to a radio call for a person with a gun. Upon arrival, they interview a complainant who told them that C.S. pistol whipped him multiple times and then fled into a nearby residence. Police observed that the complainant had bruises and lacerations on his face and was missing two.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), VUFA 6105, 6106, 6108 (Illegal Firearms), Terroristic Threats, REAP, Simple Assault

The Verdict:

Not guilty of felonies and gun charges.

Commonwealth v. T.D.
November 30

Commonwealth v. T.D.

T.D. was arrested after several “witnesses” told police that he fired a gun at them. Police recovered shell casings from the scene and took pictures of a car that was damaged by bullet holes. Witnesses claimed that T.D. walked up the steps of a house and began pulling a gun out. The “victim” then tried.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), VUFA 6106, 6108, 6105 (Illegal Firearm).

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. A.S.
October 30

Commonwealth v. A.S.

A.S. was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of an Instrument of Crime after his own mother reported to police that he attacked her with a machete after becoming intoxicated. At trial, the defense attacked her ridiculous story that he swung the machete full force at her neck but only escaped injury when her hoop.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), Possession of Instrument of Crime

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. D.W
October 16

Commonwealth v. D.W.

D.W. was arrested after his ex-girlfriend reported to police that he intentionally drove his car into a wall in an attempt to seriously injure her and her five year-old child. She claimed to have suffered injuries to her head, neck and back, and claimed that the child was injured as well. Additionally, she produced an.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), Intimidation (F1), Endangering Welfare of a Child (M1)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. G.P.
July 4

Commonwealth v. G.P.

Philadelphia police on routine patrol stopped G.P.’s car for a defective middle brake light. According to police, G.P. was taken out of the car for their safety, and during the course of the traffic investigation he pulled out a gun and fired one time at the officers. In response, the officers fired their guns at.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (illegal firearms)

The Verdict:

All charges withdrawn

Commonwealth v. C.C.
May 14

Commonwealth v. C.C.

A large fight that erupted outside of a house party tragically left one individual in a coma after he was kicked in the head, punched, and kicked multiple times. The victim lost eight teeth, had his jaw wired shut, and still has a metal plate in his face. C.C. was one of two individuals arrested.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), Conspiracy (F1)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. J.S.
March 24

Commonwealth v. J.S.

A Philadelphia police Lieutenant responding to a shooting in Kensington allegedly observed J.S. removing a red hoodie and discarding a firearm before he ultimately tried to hide from police under a parked car. The gun and hoodie were recovered, and then J.S. was taken to the hospital where he was immediately identified by the shooting.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder Aggravated Assault VUFA (Illegal Firearms)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Identification Granted

Commonwealth v. A.Y.
March 12

Commonwealth v. A.Y.

A pizza delivery man in Germantown called 911 after allegedly being robbed at gunpoint while working. The victim claimed that he was given a fake 100 bill in exchange for pizza and the change on the bill. A.Y. then allegedly threatened the victim with a shotgun. Police were called immediately, and after tracing phone records,.

The Charges:

Robbery (F1), VUFA (Illegal Firearms), Possessing Instrument of Crime, Theft

The Verdict:

Guilty of misdemeanor theft only.

Commonqwealth v. A.A.
February 13

Commonwealth v. A.A.

A.A. and his brother were arrested for shooting at two individuals while they were in their car in this Northeast Philadelphia gun offense case. The two victims reported that they knew A.A. and the brother, and police recovered a bullet projectile from the side of their car. However, at trial the defense presented evidence that the.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1) Conspiracy (F1) VUFA

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. I.D.
February 5

Commonwealth v. I.D.

On May 14, 2013, a man was shot in both legs in an abandoned lot. He was rushed to the hospital by police after losing consciousness, and fortunately doctors were able to save his life. However, he identified I.D. and another male, M.B. as the shooters in this almost homicide trial in Philadelphia. In his.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder Aggravated Assault Conspiracy VUFA

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All Charges

Commonwealth v. D.W.
January 16

Commonwealth v. D.W.

A man claimed that he was in a parking lot in Fairmount Park at 1AM when D.W. got out of his car and displayed a gun to him. The “victim” then allegedly drove away and D.W, followed in pursuit. The “victim” then stopped the car and D.W. allegedly produced the same gun and pointed at.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1) Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105) Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. O.A.
November 18

Commonwealth v. O.A.

Police responded to a call for a stabbing at the Greyhound station in Center City and found a man bleeding from the stomach. O.A. was arrested on scene and police recovered a knife from her purse. At trial, the complaining witness testified that he observed O.A. getting berated in public by her girlfriend. As an.

The Charges:

Conspiracy, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Tampering with Evidence

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. BS
August 8

Commonwealth of PA v. B.S. – High Speed Chase

Police were traveling down Broad Street when they allegedly saw B.S. in the front passenger seat of a car firing a gun at an unknown male on the corner. Police then attempted to stop the car BS was in, which resulted in a high speed chase. During the chase, BS allegedly fired multiple shots at.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder of Police, Aggravated Assault, Gun Charges (VUFA), Conspiracy.

The Verdict:

Speedy Trial Motion granted; all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. J.N.
July 8

Commonwealth v. J.N.

J.N. was arrested for aggravated assault (F1) and related charges after it was alleged that she tried to stab the complainant with a butcher knife. The complainant claimed that J.N. was upset because she thought the complainant had slept with J.N.’s boyfriend, and that J.N. attempted to stab her numerous times. The defense presented evidence.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1) Possession of an Instrument of Crime Simple Assault Recklessly Endangering Another Person

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. K.S.
June 4

Commonwealth of PA v. K.S.

Client was charged with aggravated assault in Philadelphia on a police officer, resisting arrest and other related charges as the result of an incident during a traffic stop. The police claimed that while they were investigating another driver, K.S. became agitated and started honking his horn. After one of the officer’s approached K.S.’s car, K.S..

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Recklessly Endangering Another Person

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. K.G.
May 28

Commonwealth v. K.G. – Attempted Murder Aquittal

In a case that was reported by the national news media, K.G. was arrested on two counts of attempted murder in Philadelphia and related charges after allegedly trying to kill one person, and inadvertently hitting a six month old child in the crossfire, causing massive injuries. The Commonwealth produced a total of four eyewitnesses who.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (2 counts) , Aggravated Assault (2 counts), VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth of PA v. H.C.
May 5

Commonwealth v. H.C.

The complainant testified that after starting a fight, H.C. shoved her face into a pot of boiling grease. The complainant suffered serious second degree burns on her face and scalp, requiring multiple skin grafts. If convicted, H.C. would have received a mandatory minimum of 10 to 20 years in jail due to this case being.

The Charges:

Aggravated assault

The Verdict:

Not guilty of aggravated assault

Commonwealth v. T.D.
March 21

Commonwealth v. T.D.

Defendant was arrested for aggravated assault, robbery, and gun charges after allegedly brandishing a firearm at a center city business and stealing cash from a safe. T.D. was facing a mandatory minimum 10-20 years in jail under Pennsylvania’s three strike law. Three employees identified T.D. as the person committing the crime. However, a vigorous defense.

The Charges:

Robbery, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. F.L.
March 10

Commonwealth v. F.L.

Client charged with DUI, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief after crashing his car while allegedly intoxicated. According to police, F.L. admitted to using heroin and drinking alcohol, and blood drawn from him indicated the same. However, the defense successfully challenged the use of his statements to police and identifications of F.L..

The Charges:

DUI, Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. J.I.
October 23

Commonwealth v. J.I.

Client was charged with Aggravated Assault in Philadelphia after his former girlfriend alleged that he punched her, threw objects at her, kicked her in the head and then threw her down a flight of concrete stairs, causing her to pass out. The complainant then testified that the client grabbed her by the hair and dragged.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault

The Verdict:

Not guilty.

Commonwealth v. B.S.
October 8

Commonwealth of PA v. B.S.

Client was arrested on multiple gun, or firearm offenses and aggravated assault in Philadelphia after two teenagers called police and stated that the client chased them down the street with a loaded shotgun, cocked it, and threatened to kill them after they were on his property. Police responded and arrested B.S. on the scene and.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault, VUFA (gun charges), Simple Assault

The Verdict:

Felony charges quashed

Commonwealth v. S.Y.
August 15

Commonwealth v. S.Y.

S.Y., who was on federal probation for a gun case, was arrested for attempted murder and gun charges in Philadelphia after he was alleged to have walked into a nightclub and fired a gun, striking a patron. S.Y was detained at the scene by security personnel from the club and police recovered a weapon that.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. C.E.
July 11

Commonwealth v. C.E.

Client charged with rape and assault charges in Philadelphia after allegedly holding his ex-girlfriend hostage in her home and beating and sexually assaulting her. Client had been extradited from Georgia to face the charges and bail was set at $500,000.

The Charges:

Rape, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Assault

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed for lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. E.S.
June 20

Commonwealth v. E.S

Client was charged with attempted murder for allegedly orchestrating an execution-style shooting of a man in the head that left him in a coma for four months. Three eyewitnesses allegedly identified client, who was held on $500,000 bail. R. Patrick Link and his team of investigators launched a vigorous review of the case and uncovered several.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy

The Verdict:

All charges withdrawn

Commonwealth v. J.M.
April 1

Commonwealth of PA v. J.M.

Client was observed by police dropping off a gunshot victim to a local hospital. He then engaged police in a high speed pursuit. During the course of that pursuit, police officers claim that he tried to run over one of the officers who was on foot and firing his gun at the client’s car. Client.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault on Police

The Verdict:

Not guilty.

Commonwealth v. P.C.
October 20

Commonwealth v. P.C.

In a case that generated stories in the national media, the client was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related charges for abandoning her newborn child in a box. The child was nicknamed “Baby Noel” due to the fact that the incident occurred around Christmas and the baby seemed to overcome long odds to.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all felonies.