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. 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

Commonwealth v. J.D.
December 2

Commonwealth v. J.D.

Police were on the lookout for a silver Audi Q7 that was reported to have been involved in several recent shootings. Officers observed J.D. operating a silver Q7 near where the shootings had occurred and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, police claimed to have smelled marijuana, removed the occupants and recovered some narcotics.

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 6108).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted.

Commonwealth v. M.W.
December 2

Commonwealth v. M.W.

Police responded to 17th and Pulaski Streets for a radio call of shots fired. Upon arrival they observed a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds who succumbed to his injuries on scene. A witness claimed to have observed two males running from the scene with guns and M.W. was identified as one of them. Video.

The Charges:

Murder, Conspiracy, Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed at Preliminary Hearing for lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. D.W.
October 15

Commonwealth v. D.W.

Police responded to a scene of a shooting in the City’s West Oak Lane section, that had occurred outside of a deli. A total of 29 fired cartridge casings were recovered and multiple nearby vehicles and buildings were pierced with bullets. Detectives retrieved video from a nearby video and identified D.W. as an individual involved..

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (F), Aggravated Assault (F1), Possession of Instrument of a crime (M1), VUFA.

The Verdict:

Not guilty of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and :Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Defense conceded VUFA charges based on video.

Commonwealth v. C.C.
October 15

Commonwealth v. C.C.

Philadelphia police alleged that after attempting to pull over a car that C.C. owned and was a passenger in, the driver and C.C. got out of the car and attempted to walk quickly away from it as police were directly behind it, causing the police to have to run to catch up with them. Based.

The Charges:

Possession off Firearm By Person Prohibited (F1 VUFA 6105), Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106), Carrying a Firearm on the Public Streets (VUFA 6105), Conspiracy (F1).

The Verdict:

Motion to suppress evidence granted. All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. T.C.
October 15

Commonwealth v. T.C.

While on routine patrol, police effectuated a stop of a car that T.C. was the front seat passenger in. Police claimed that during the stop, T.C. was so nervous they “could see his heart beating through his shirt.” Where they asked the driver whether he had any weapons in the car, he stated “ugh, no.”.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed lack of evidence.

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