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.W.
September 17

Commonwealth v. E.W.

Police were patrolling the area of 5800 Trinity Street when they observed a male smoking marijuana on the sidewalk. Police claimed that as they exited their car (in full uniform) to investigate that male, E.W.quickly got into the front passenger seat of a parked car, pulled a gun out of his waistband and stuck it.

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:

Motion to suppress granted on credibility, all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. T.K.
September 17

Commonwealth v. T.K.

Police responded to a radio call for shots fired at 5700 Lampert Street Upon arrival they found 6 spent shell casings and witnesses directed them to a dark blue vehicle in the area. As police approached the blue car, the saw T.K. walk away from and climb into the front seat of a pickup truck.

The Charges:

Carrying a Gun Without a License (VUFA F3), Carrying a Gun on the Punlic Streets (VUFA M1), Disharge of a Firearm Into An Occupied Structure (F2), Aggravated Assault (F1)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Commonwealth v. A.M.
August 10

Commonwealth v. A.M.

Philadelphia police were on routine patrol at 1900 E. Chelten Avenue when they observed A.M. fail to signal while making a turn. Police conducted a cat stop and during the stop claimed they observed “loose, non-recoverable marijuana flakes” in plain view, and that A.M., the driver and sole occupant, was extremely nervous. A.M/ was taken.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm By 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:

All charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

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.

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