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. S.S.
December 27

Commonwealth v. S.S.

In April, 2019 a “shootout” occurred on the 4700 block of Benner Street. Tragically, one of the bullets struck an innocent bystander- a mechanic who was working on a car at the time the shots began flying. After reviewing surveillance video from the area, S.S. and a co-defendant were identified as being suspected of firing.

The Charges:

First Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder, 4 counts of Attempted Murder, Illegal Firearms charges.

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. D.R.
December 27

Commonwealth v. D.R.

Police observed a car make an illegal U-turn and then park illegally in the area of 400 E. Wyoming Ave. Officers approached the car to investigate and D.R., the passenger, allegedly tried to walk away. He was instructed to get back in the car, and after several minutes he was searched and police recovered 186.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics (PWID)

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress granted, all charges dismissed after cop admits to falsifying evidence.

Commonwealth v. G.J.
November 27

Commonwealth v. G.J.

On February 28, 2022 officers from the East Violence Reduction unit were on patrol in the area of 2300 E. Anne Street when they observed G.J. on the sidewalk wearing a jacket that appeared to have the pockets “weighed down significantly.” Police claimed that when G.J. saw the police he said “Oh shit I gotta.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. P.M.
September 26

Commonwealth v. P.M.

Philadelphia Police were on routine patrol around 2700 Croskey when they observed P.M. operating a black Buick sedan with heavy ting and an inoperable brake light. The car was pulled over and police claimed that P.M. was excessively nervous, refused to lower the rear passenger side window, and continuously looked over in that direction. Based.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault (F1), Possession of a Firearm By Prohibited Person (F1), Carrying a Firearm Without na License (F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (M1), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (M2)

The Verdict:

Commonwealth v. G.M.
September 26

Commonwealth v. G.M.

Philadelphia Police were dispersing a crowd on the 3000 block of Lee Street when they allegedly observed G.M. in a legally parked running car allegedly “passed out” behind the wheel. An officer claimed that she went to check on him, and that when she shined her flashlight in the car he woke cop and told.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress evidence granted, all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. J.M.
August 29

Commonwealth v. J.M.

During the course of several months in 2021, DEA agents began a drug investigation on Mascher Street. The agents recognized J.M. from previous investigations and observed him entering and exiting various suspected stash houses with large trash bags suspected to be bulk heroin. Based on their observations, the agents secured a search warrant for J.M.’s.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Distribute Narcotics (PWID), Possession of a Firearm By Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105 F1)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted

Commonwealth v. E.T.
August 29

Commonwealth v. E.T.

Police were on patrol in the area of 56th and Euclid Street when they pulled over a car for illegal tint. Officers claimed that during the vehicle investigation E.T., the front passenger attempted to exit the car and walk away. E.T. was ordered to stay in the car, and when the occupants were asked if.

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 for lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. K.W.
August 8

Commonwealth v. K.W.

Police observed K.W. in the rear alley of 6100 Lawrence Street sitting on an ATV with the engine revving loudly. They claim to have pulled up to within 3 feet of the quad when K.W. attempted to push it backward, then drove it directly in to the officers’ car in an attempt to flee. He.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress granted, all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. C.C.
August 8

Commonwealth v. C.C.

Police on patrol around 5700 Chestnut Street observed C.C. driving a Chrysler with a tag that came back to a Toyota. Based on that observation, the police pulled the car over and observed narcotics sticking out of the pocket of the front seat passenger and additional narcotics on the back seat. Police removed both occupants.

The Charges:

Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106 F3), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1), Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics (PWID)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing

Commonwealth v. C.J.
July 4

Commonwealth v. C.J.

Four Philadelphia police officers assigned to the East Violence Reduction Unit were traveling in an unmarked patrol car when they observed C.J.’s car parked on a sidewalk at 3100 Reach Street. Officer’s reported that as they approached the car to investigate, C.J. hunched over the center console and began reaching around in that area. C.J.handed.

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), Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics (PWID).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. T.B.
July 4

Commonwealth v. T.B.

Philadelphia police officers patrolling near 1800 W. Westmoreland Streets reported that they observed T.B. walking with what appeared to be a firearm in his front hoodie pocket. They claimed that they exited their patrol car to engage T.B. in a mere encounter (which does not require them to possess reasonable suspicion or probable cause of.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm With an Obliterated Serial Number (VUFA 6110 F2), 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. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. R.T.
June 1

Commonwealth v. R.T.

Police were on routine patrol when they observed a Chevy Tahoe parked illegally on the sidewalk at 2700 N. Hope Street. They got out of the car to “investigate” claimed to have observed R.T. laying in the back seat holding a burning marijuana cigar. They then allegedly asked him for his license and paperwork for.

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 Gun on the Public Streets (VUFA 6108 M1).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. All charges dismissed.

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