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. M.A.
June 9

Commonwealth v. M.A.

Narcotics officers set up a drug surveillance over a two-hour period on a block in Germantown that concluded with the arrest of M.A. for Possession With Intent to Deliver and three separate gun charges. Police testified that they watched M.A. the entire time and saw him engage in three drug transactions where buyers were stopped.

The Charges:

PWID (F), Conspiracy (F), Illegal Firearms (6106, 6108, 6105).

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. J.N.
March 6

Commonwealth v. J.N.

Philadelphia police officers set up a narcotics surveillance on a house on Limekiln Pike, and observed several men enter a property with an empty shopping bag and then exit with the same bag now appearing to be full. These individuals were stopped where police found a large amount of marijuana from the shopping bag. Based.

The Charges:

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. S.C.
November 23

Commonwealth v. S.C.

S.C. and a friend were walking home late at night when two Philadelphia police officers spotted them, and because of their youthful appearance, thought they may have been in curfew violation. The officers claimed that after they got out of their car, both S.C and his friend fled on foot and that S.C. discarded a.

The Charges:

Illegal Possession of a Firearm (VUFA 6106 and 6108)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. T.M.
October 26

Commonwealth v. T.M.

Philadelphia Housing Authority officers were in their marked patrol car when they allegedly observed T.M. run a stop sign near a housing authority property. After stopping the car, the officers claim that T.M got out of the driver’s seat and attempted to walk away from them. After drawing their guns on him, they ordered him.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver (PWID), VUFA 6106 and 6108 (Illegal Possession of a Firearm)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress GRANTED. Case DISMISSED.

Commonwealth v. L.F.
September 28

Commonwealth v. T.G.

Police on routine patrol observed T.G. as a passenger in a car that was being driven “without adequate lighting on the license plate” making it hard for the officers to read the plate. As a result, the officers initiated a traffic stop. The car pulled into a parking lot and before the officers could get.

The Charges:

Illegal Possession of a Firearm (VUFA 6105, VUFA 6106, VUFA 6108).

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress granted. Case dismissed.

Commonwealth v. L.F.
September 28

Commonwealth v. L.F.

L.F. was the subject of a weeks-long drug investigation. Police allegedly utilized a confidential informant to purchase crack cocaine from L.F. and a co-defendant on multiple occasions, which the police claimed they observed. Officers ultimately obtained a search warrant to search two residences that the police associated with L.F., which they believed were being used.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver (F), Conspiracy (F), Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person (VUFA 6105), Possession of Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106).

The Verdict:

Case Dismissed for Speedy Trial Violation under Rule 600(a).

Commonwealth v. M.A.
August 23

Commonwealth v. M.A.

M.A. was arrested after allegedly firing his gun three times at his in-laws’ car from a distance of ten feet away. The in-laws had been concerned that M.A. had “abducted” his wife because she was not answering his phone. One of the in-laws called M.A. and demanded that they meet in a parking lot so.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1) (3 counts). Reckless Endangerment (M2), Simple Assault (M2).

The Verdict:

Not guilty of Aggravated Assault.

Commonwealth v. C.L.
May 20

Commonwealth v. C.L.

C.L. was shot in the leg and taken to Temple hospital. Police interviewed him as they do with all victims, and C.L. indicated that he was walking down an alley in Kensington when he heard an argument followed by gunshots. He stated that he was shot from behind but didn’t see who shot him. Police.

The Charges:

Illegal Firearms (VUFA 6106 and 6108), Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. Charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. M.T.
May 16

Commonwealth v. M.T.

M.T. and his 16 year-old brother were arrested for Attempted Murder and related charges resulting from a shooting that occurred on the 1500 block of Gratz Street in Philadelphia. Two eyewitnesses gave statements implicating both individuals as the ones who fired 15 shots onto a crowded block, striking an 11 year-old boy in the process..

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (F), Aggravated Assault (F1), Conspiracy (F1), Illegal Firearms (VUFA)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All Charges

Commonwealth v. V.B.
April 29

Commonwealth v. V.B.

V.B was pulled over in North Philadelphia for running a red light. Police asked V.B., who was the sole occupant of the car, for insurance and registration to the vehicle, which did not belong to him. After looking in the glove box and under the sun visor, V.B. opened the center console. At this point,.

The Charges:

Carrying a Firearm Without a License (F3) (VUFA 6106), Carrying a Firearm on the Pubic Streets (M1) (VUFA 6108).

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. W.P.
April 27

Commonwealth v. W.P.

Undercover police officers were on their way to a drug surveillance location when they observed the defendant and a friend drinking a beer on the steps of a property. They decided to stop and conduct an investigation, and claim that the defendant walked away from police and then refused to answer their questions. According to the.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

Not Guilty.

Commonwealth v. A.L.
April 26

Commonwealth v. A.L.

A.L., a 63 year-old Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and had never been arrested, was arrested after a vindictive neighbor upset over petty property issues reported to police that A.L. had threatened her with a gun. When police responded, they observed A.L. in his car with his legally owned firearm in his holster..

The Charges:

Intimidation of a Witness (F), Conspiracy (F) Possession of an Instrument of Crime (M1), Terroristic Threats (M2), Simple Assault (M2).

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

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