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. 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.

Commonwealth v. D.A.
April 11

Commonwealth v. D.A.

Police responded to a radio call for suspicious individuals inside of an apartment complex in Northeast Philadelphia. Upon their arrival, they saw D.A. who fit the description of someone who was banging on various apartment doors. Police questioned D.A. as to why he was in the building and he told them that he was looking.

The Charges:

VUFA (Illegal Firearms) 6106, 6108.

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. Charges Dismissed.

Commonwealth v. C.S.
January 8

Commonwealth v. C.S.

C.S. is arrested after police respond to a radio call for a person with a gun. Upon arrival, they interview a complainant who told them that C.S. pistol whipped him multiple times and then fled into a nearby residence. Police observed that the complainant had bruises and lacerations on his face and was missing two.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), VUFA 6105, 6106, 6108 (Illegal Firearms), Terroristic Threats, REAP, Simple Assault

The Verdict:

Not guilty of felonies and gun charges.

Commonwealth v. T.D.
November 30

Commonwealth v. T.D.

T.D. was arrested after several “witnesses” told police that he fired a gun at them. Police recovered shell casings from the scene and took pictures of a car that was damaged by bullet holes. Witnesses claimed that T.D. walked up the steps of a house and began pulling a gun out. The “victim” then tried.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1), VUFA 6106, 6108, 6105 (Illegal Firearm).

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. W.C.
October 5

Commonwealth v. W.C.

Philadelphia police on routine patrol receive information regarding a shooting that occurred three blocks away and based on that information stop a car being driven by W.C. Claiming that W.C. exhibited “extreme nervousness” and could not adequately answer the officers’ questions, W.C. and a passenger were detained and the car was searched. During the search.

The Charges:

Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Granted. Charges Dismissed.

Commonwealth v. J.R.
July 22

Commonwealth v. J.R.

J.R., who was on state parole, went in to the parole officer to meet with an agent. During the meeting, the parole officer took J.R.’s phone and searched it. On the phone, the officer observed photographs of large amounts of cash, and one photograph of a gun. Based on these observations, parole agents decided to.

The Charges:

Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) Illegal Firearms (VUFA)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress granted. Charges withdrawn.

Commonwealth v. G.P.
July 4

Commonwealth v. G.P.

Philadelphia police on routine patrol stopped G.P.’s car for a defective middle brake light. According to police, G.P. was taken out of the car for their safety, and during the course of the traffic investigation he pulled out a gun and fired one time at the officers. In response, the officers fired their guns at.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (illegal firearms)

The Verdict:

All charges withdrawn

Commonwealth v. N.T.
May 28

Commonwealth v. N.T.

Police on routine patrol spotted a parked car being occupied by three males and N.T., a female with no criminal record. The police claimed that they smelled marijuana and saw clouds of smoke emanating from the car. As a result, they removed all of the occupants and in doing so observed a firearm protruding from.

The Charges:

Illegal Possession of a Firearm (VUFA 6106 and 6108).

The Verdict:

Not Guilty

Commonwealth v. D.G.
May 6

Commonwealth v. D.G.

Pennsylvania State Police pulled D.G. over on I-76 due to the fact that he had a “dead tag” on the car he was driving. Prior to towing the car, the troopers conducted an inventory search of the car and found a handgun that was wrapped in a barber’s apron hidden in a storage compartment behind.

The Charges:

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

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. C.F.
April 15

Commonwealth v. C.F.

Police officers observed C.F. run a red light, and after a high speed chase C.F. crashed the car he was driving into another motorist. He then fled and was apprehended several blocks away. After his arrest he was found to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine. Police searched the car he was driving.

The Charges:

VUFA 6105 (Illegal Firearm), VUFA 6106, VUFA 6108, K&I Fleeing Police

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all gun charges.

Commonwealth v. J.S.
March 24

Commonwealth v. J.S.

A Philadelphia police Lieutenant responding to a shooting in Kensington allegedly observed J.S. removing a red hoodie and discarding a firearm before he ultimately tried to hide from police under a parked car. The gun and hoodie were recovered, and then J.S. was taken to the hospital where he was immediately identified by the shooting.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder Aggravated Assault VUFA (Illegal Firearms)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Identification Granted

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