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. 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.

Commonwealth v. N.W.
June 1

Commonwealth v. N.W.

A Philadelphia police officer received information from another officer that a male matching flash information of an individual involved in a gunpoint carjacking that occurred on 3100 Jasper Street two days prior was hanging out on the same block. Police responded to the area and observed N.W. wearing a “North Carolina” blue hoodie that was.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. C.R.
April 25

Commonwealth v. C.R

C.R. was sitting in a car with his pregnant girlfriend when another individual walked past him into an alley, turned back around and fired a shot at C.R. That individuals bullet tragically struck and killed the girlfriend and the unborn baby. C.R. returned fire and fled from the car as the other person chased him.

The Charges:

Murder, Murder of an Unborn Child, Aggravated Assault

The Verdict:

Charges dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Commonwealth v. E.S.
April 25

Commonwealth v. E.S.

Highway Police were on routine patrol when they observed a Chevy Impala pass a Septa Bus and veer into oncoming traffic. Police initiated a stop of the car and claimed that they saw E.S., the back seat passenger, reaching into his waistband as they approached. While at the car window they allegedly observed E.S. repeatedly.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence granted. All charges dismissed.

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