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. 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.

Commonwealth v. C.C.
June 21

Commonwealth v. C.C.

C.C. was arrested for firearms and narc Otis offenses in Frankford after police claimed they observed him throw a bag of cocaine into his car. Canine arrived and alerted to the presence of narcotics in C.C.’s car. A search was conducted and a large amount of cocaine and a firearm was recovered. At a motion.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets *VUFA 6108 M1), Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine (F)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. B.M.
June 21

Commonwealth v. B.M.

Police responded to a radio call for a group of men threatening to shoot police at a “violent drug corner” in Frankford. Police claimed that as their “caravan” of police cars approached the corner, B.M. began walking away and one of the officers noticed the handle of a firearm in his waistband. They allegedly stopped.

The Charges:

Illegal Possession of a Firearm (VUFA 6105 F1, VUFA 6106 F3, VUFA 6108 M1).

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. D.Y.
April 13

Commonwealth v. D.Y.

Philadelphia police officers received a radio call for a person with a gun on a Septa bus, saw the bus stopped at an intersection and boarded. They did not know the source of the information nor was there a description of the person with a gun. However, as soon as they stepped foot on the.

The Charges:

Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106) (F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108) (M1).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. Charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. R.J.
April 4

Commonwealth v. R.J.

Philadelphia police officers on routine patrol observed a car disregard a stop sign, so they initiated a traffic stop. R.J. was in the back seat of the car that was being driven by a female friend. The front seazt passenger was another female. During the traffic stop, officers claimed they smelled marijuana, so all occupants.

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 6105).

The Verdict:

Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. O.L.
April 4

Commonwealth v. O.L.

Philadelphia police officers received a radio call reporting that there was a man inside of a bar at 52nd and Webster wearing an army fatigue jacket who was in possession of a firearm. Officers responded to the bar and saw O.L. seated inside and matching the description of the person with the gun. One of.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105) and Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. Case dismissed.

Commonwealth v. A.M.
December 7

Commonwealth v. A.M.

On January 9, 2015 a man was shot three times in the back in Kensington as he was in the area to buy K2. Before he had the opportunity to purchase his drugs, a man came around the corner with a gun and fired multiple shots at the victim. On the way to the hospital.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (Illegal Firearms).

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All Charges

Commonwealth v. J.F.
September 7

Commonwealth v. J.F.

Philadelphia narcotics officers set up a surveillance on a house in Germantown after receiving numerous complaints regarding drug activity at the location. During the course of the surveillance, officers observed three individuals knock on the door, go inside for 2-3 minutes, then left the area in their car. Each individual was stopped and found in.

The Charges:

VUFA (Illegal Firearms) 6105, 6106, 6108, Possession With Intent to Deliver (PWID)

The Verdict:

All charges dismisses lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. N.H.
September 7

Commonwealth v. N.H.

Police on routine patrol pulled over a car being driven by N.H. Police claimed that N.H. immediately fled into an alley after he got out of his car and had a conversation with the officers. According to the police, N.H. dropped a bag containing a bulk amount of crack cocaine during the chase and he.

The Charges:

VUFA (Illegal Firearms) 6105, 6106, 6108, Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine (F)

The Verdict:

All Charges Dismissed Lack of Evidence

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