DUI / DWI Case Archives

This category includes cases in which Mr. Link defended residents of Philadelphia or the surrounding area accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

Commonwealth v. P.H.
June 19

Commonwealth v. P.H.

Police on routine patrol observed P.H. driving a car with expired registration stickers. As he was speaking to P.H. he noticed a “strong odor” of burnt marijuana, and that she was repeating herself and seemed excessively nervous. Based on those observations, P.H. was arrested for DUI, taken into custody, and had her blood drawn. The.

The Charges:

Driving Under the Influence

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted

Commonwealth v. J.S.
December 26

Commonwealth v. J.S.

A Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer was on duty when he observed the front seat passenger in J.S.’s car throw an object out of the window. The officer stopped the car to issue a citation for littering and claimed that upon speaking with J.S. he observed that he had blood shot eyes and slurred speech..

The Charges:

Driving Under the Influence

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. M.M.
October 21

Commonwealth v. M.M.

Client was charged with DUI after police responding to reports of a car accident find M.M. at the scene. Police observed multiple damaged parked cars, with the car allegedly driven by M.M. at rest on someone’s front lawn. Police alleged that while asking M.M. what had happened, he told police that he lost control of.

The Charges:

Driving Under the Influence

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

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. A.H.
October 28

Commonwealth v. A.H.

Police allege that after responding to reports of an unconscious person, they observed A.H. passed out behind the wheel, with the car running and in drive, his foot being on the brake. After being awakened, A.H. allegedly started “dancing in his seat”,┬áhad a strong smell of alcohol on his breath, extremely slurred speech, and he.

The Charges:

DUI

The Verdict:

Not guilty.