Guns / Firearms Case Archives

This category includes cases in which Mr. Link defended residents of Philadelphia or the surrounding area accused of gun or firearm related crimes.

Commonwealth v. E.I.
February 4

Commonwealth v. E.I.

E.I. was seen on surveillance tape inside of a corner store arguing with store employees. Employees alleged ongoing problems with E.I. After being removed from the store, approximately one hour later a person returned to the store and opened fire striking the building over ten times. Several bullets pierced the front glass door. Surveillance footage.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault (F1), Discharge of Weapon Into Occupied Structure (F2), Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act (F1)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing

Commonwealth v. J.D.
December 2

Commonwealth v. J.D.

Police were on the lookout for a silver Audi Q7 that was reported to have been involved in several recent shootings. Officers observed J.D. operating a silver Q7 near where the shootings had occurred and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, police claimed to have smelled marijuana, removed the occupants and recovered some narcotics.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted.

Commonwealth v. M.W.
December 2

Commonwealth v. M.W.

Police responded to 17th and Pulaski Streets for a radio call of shots fired. Upon arrival they observed a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds who succumbed to his injuries on scene. A witness claimed to have observed two males running from the scene with guns and M.W. was identified as one of them. Video.

The Charges:

Murder, Conspiracy, Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at Preliminary Hearing for lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. D.W.
October 15

Commonwealth v. D.W.

Police responded to a scene of a shooting in the City’s West Oak Lane section, that had occurred outside of a deli. A total of 29 fired cartridge casings were recovered and multiple nearby vehicles and buildings were pierced with bullets. Detectives retrieved video from a nearby video and identified D.W. as an individual involved..

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (F), Aggravated Assault (F1), Possession of Instrument of a crime (M1), VUFA.

The Verdict:

Not guilty of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and :Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Defense conceded VUFA charges based on video.

Commonwealth v. C.C.
October 15

Commonwealth v. C.C.

Philadelphia police alleged that after attempting to pull over a car that C.C. owned and was a passenger in, the driver and C.C. got out of the car and attempted to walk quickly away from it as police were directly behind it, causing the police to have to run to catch up with them. Based.

The Charges:

Possession off Firearm By Person Prohibited (F1 VUFA 6105), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6105), Conspiracy (F1).

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress evidence granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. T.C.
October 15

Commonwealth v. T.C.

While on routine patrol, police effectuated a stop of a car that T.C. was the front seat passenger in. Police claimed that during the stop, T.C. was so nervous they “could see his heart beating through his shirt.” Where they asked the driver whether he had any weapons in the car, he stated “ugh, no.”.

The Charges:

Possession of Firearm By Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105), Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. J.R.
October 15

Commonwealth v. J.R.

Philadelphia police effectuated a traffic stop for an illegal turn made by J.R. When police asked if there was anything illegal in the glovebox he allegedly said he had a firearm. Police acknowledged that he later tried to tell them its was his girlfriend’s gun but he was arrested nonetheless because he was driving the.

The Charges:

VUFA 6106(F3), 6108 (M1), 6105 (F1)

The Verdict:

Case dismissed for lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. M.N.
September 4

Commonwealth v. M.N.

Philadelphia police officers stopped a vehicle in the 25th district for an illegal turn. After stopping, police claimed that M.N., the front passenger, attempted to walk away from the car and he was ordered back inside along with the driver and another occupant. After getting consent to search, police recovered a 38 revolver from inside.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105), Carrying Without a License (VUFA 6108), Carrying on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108), Conspiracy (F1)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed lack of evidence

Commonwealth v. ND
September 23

Commonwealth v. N.D.

90 minutes after the report of a corner-store robbery by a masked man, police investigate a car that matched the description of the getaway vehicle. ND was the back seat passenger in the car, and a witness was brought to the scene who identified him as having run into the car about a block from.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Conspiracy, Violations of the Uniform Fireams Act (VUFA)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. RW
September 23

Commonwealth v. R.W.

Surveillance video in a corner store showed two men enter the location, go into a backroom with the complainant and run out of the store a minute later. A complainant was found in the store suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. Police developed suspects as a result of the video and RW was arrested,.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Conspiracy, VUFA

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. S.R.
August 2

Commonwealth v. S.R.

S.R. was arrested by members of the Narcotics Field Unit after an alleged multi-day surveillance at the home of S.R. According to their testimony and police reports, they observed S.R. accept money from a white male on his porch, go inside, then return back to exchange “small items consistent with narcotics packaging.” Based on this.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver (F), Possession o0f an Instrument of Crime

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. R.D.
August 2

Commonwealth v. R.D.

Philadelphia police were monitoring “facebook live” for an account user who had a warrant for a burglary charge. They were able to ascertain that the wanted male was at a Popeye’s chicken in South Philadelphia, so officers from the police fugitive squad were dispatched to apprehend him. Upon their arrival they observed the male wanted.

The Charges:

VUFA 6105(Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited), 6106 (Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets), 6108 (Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. All charges dismissed.

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