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.R.
July 8

Commonwealth v. E.R.

Philadelphia police and DEA agents conducted a long-term drug investigation of a property on Mantua Street that spanned from April 2019 to November 2019. Police observed numerous people entering into and exiting the property to purchase heroin/fentanyl. E.R. was observed on several days at the property and occasionally admitted people into the house. Movements of.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin/Fentanyl; Conspiracy; Illegal Possession of Firearms

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. M.P.
July 7

Commonwealth v. M.P.

Police heard gunshots in the area of Temple University and multiple cars responded. One officer observed M.P. running from the area and stopped him for investigation. Police then surveyed the area and obtained video footage from a ring camera they believed showed M.P. running down the street discarding a firearm with a laser site onto.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1).

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing

Commonwealth v. D.P.
June 14

Commonwealth v. D.P.

Police pulled over D.P.’s car at 5500 Rising Sun Avenue for excessive window tint, claiming they were unable to see into his car. During the car stop, officers claimed that D.P. was visibly nervous and was “moving around” excessively. Although wearing body cameras, this part of the stop was not recorded. Police went back to.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress evidence granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. M.I.
June 7

Commonwealth v. M.I.

Officers were on patrol at 2200 S. 69th Street when they observed M.I. walking south. After M.I. made eye contact with the officers he allegedly “turned abruptly and began walking northbound into a business at 6900 Woodland Ave., while blading the right side of his body from police.” Police followed him into the business and.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (M1)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted, all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. T.W.
June 7

Commonwealth v. T.W.

Philadelphia police pulled T.W.”s car (a rental not in his name) over for excessive window tint. After officers approached, T.W. refused to roll his windows all the way down and his hands began shaking when he ultimately provided paperwork for the car to them. During the stop, T.W. allegedly leaned to one side as if.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. T.O.
June 7

Commonwealth v. T.O.

Police pulled over a car being driven by T.O. for lack of proper registration. Police claimed they observed a strong odor of Marijuana and a packet of marijuana in plain view and that T.O. became visibly nervous and was shaking uncontrollably. Due to those observations and because T.O. did not have a valid license, he.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (M1), Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics (F).

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. M.W.
April 20

Commonwealth v. M.W.

Police responded to calls of shots fired and found the decedent lying in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound to the head. Police recovered surveillance video depicting M.W. running from the scene of the shooting with a gun in his hand. a hat near the body was recovered near the body with M.W.’s.

The Charges:

Murder of the First Degree, Murder of the Third Degree, Voluntary Manslaughter.

The Verdict:

Not Guilty.

Commonwealth v. H.E.
April 20

Commonwealth v. H.E.

Police were on patrol on Jasper Street when they observed two individuals involved in what they believed to be a drug transaction. As police got closer, those two individuals as well as three other people fled. Police circled the block in their wagon and when they returned to the block, they claimed that H.E. got.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Possession of a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. J.M.
April 20

Commonwealth v. J.M.

Police were on patrol on Beechwood Street when they attempted to pull J.M. over for driving a car with dark tinted windows. J.M. allegedly failed to stop for police and struck a parked car. After doing so, he fled on foot with police in pursuit. During the chase, J.M. allegedly discarded a firearm, which was.

The Charges:

Possession off a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Possession of a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 (F3), Possession of a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1), Possession with Intent to Deliver Narcotics (F)

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress granted, all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. J.C.
March 15

Commonwealth v. J.C.

Police conducted a traffic stop of a van being driven by J.C. Police claimed J.C. was acting extremely nervous and they conducted a search of the car for “officer safety.” In a closed console, police recovered a loaded firearm and charged J.C. with Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act. At the preliminary hearing, the defense.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105) (F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106) (F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108) (M1)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. O.J.
March 15

Commonwealth v. O.J.

Three officers were patrolling in an unmarked car in Germantown when they allegedly observed O.J. standing with a group of five other males on a corner while not wearing masks in violation of city ordinance. Officers claimed they saw a bulge in O.J.’s pocket that looked like a firearm and they knew him to be.

The Charges:

Possession of Firearm By Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105) (F1), Carrying Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106) (F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108) (M1)

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress granted. All charges dismissed.

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

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