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. A.Y.
March 12

Commonwealth v. A.Y.

A pizza delivery man in Germantown called 911 after allegedly being robbed at gunpoint while working. The victim claimed that he was given a fake 100 bill in exchange for pizza and the change on the bill. A.Y. then allegedly threatened the victim with a shotgun. Police were called immediately, and after tracing phone records,.

The Charges:

Robbery (F1), VUFA (Illegal Firearms), Possessing Instrument of Crime, Theft

The Verdict:

Guilty of misdemeanor theft only.

Commonwealth v. M.P.
March 12

Commonwealth v. M.P.

After receiving a tip, police utilized a confidential informant to purchase marijuana from M.P. at his house on three separate occasions. Each time, police observed the transaction. After the third buy, police raided the residence and seized bulk marijuana, scales, money, proof of residency and a firearm that was behind a sofa. Due to M.P.’s.

The Charges:

VUFA (Illegal Firearms) Possession with Intent to Deliver

The Verdict:

Not guilty on gun charges.

Commonwealth v. A.W.
February 20

Commonwealth v. A.W.

Police conducting a surveillance on 2300 Fawn Street in Philadelphia alleged that they observed A.W. and a co-defendant selling cocaine out of an abandoned lot to several unknown people. They were arrested near the lot, and police recovered a gun and numerous packets of cocaine from the lot. At trial, the officers presented an inconsistent.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver) VUFA (illegal firearms), Conspiracy

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonqwealth v. A.A.
February 13

Commonwealth v. A.A.

A.A. and his brother were arrested for shooting at two individuals while they were in their car in this Northeast Philadelphia gun offense case. The two victims reported that they knew A.A. and the brother, and police recovered a bullet projectile from the side of their car. However, at trial the defense presented evidence that the.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1) Conspiracy (F1) VUFA

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. I.D.
February 5

Commonwealth v. I.D.

On May 14, 2013, a man was shot in both legs in an abandoned lot. He was rushed to the hospital by police after losing consciousness, and fortunately doctors were able to save his life. However, he identified I.D. and another male, M.B. as the shooters in this almost homicide trial in Philadelphia. In his.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder Aggravated Assault Conspiracy VUFA

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All Charges

Commonwealth v. D.W.
January 16

Commonwealth v. D.W.

A man claimed that he was in a parking lot in Fairmount Park at 1AM when D.W. got out of his car and displayed a gun to him. The “victim” then allegedly drove away and D.W, followed in pursuit. The “victim” then stopped the car and D.W. allegedly produced the same gun and pointed at.

The Charges:

Aggravated Assault (F1) Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (VUFA 6105) Carrying a Firearm Without a License (VUFA 6106)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. J.R.
December 17

Commonwealth v. J.R.

Philadelphia police set up a narcotics surveillance on the 3300 Block of H Street. An officer claimed that he observed a Chevy Tahoe pull onto the block and that J.R. got into the vehicle for a few moments. When he exited he stuck a rack of heroin into his waistband and entered a house on.

The Charges:

Possession With Intent to Deliver, Conspiracy, Possession of Illegal Firearms (VUFA)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed

Commonwealth v. E.F.
December 11

Commonwealth v. E.F.

Police conducting a car stop for invalid registration stickers alleged that as they were approaching they observed E.F., the front seat passenger, make a “dipping motion” under the seat. E.F. and the driver were taken out of the car and police conducted a search. During the search they found a loaded firearm under the front.

The Charges:

Firearm Offenses VUFA 6106 VUFA 6108

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. M.S.
September 26

Commonwealth v. M.S.

The victim was walking home from Temple University late one night when three men suddenly ambushed him and robbed him at gunpoint, stealing a cell phone and cash. Police developed M.S. as a suspect and he was subsequently placed in a photo array and identified by the victim. The victim then picked M.S. out of.

The Charges:

Robbery (F1) VUFA (Illegal Firearms) Conspiracy (F1)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. BS
August 8

Commonwealth of PA v. B.S. – High Speed Chase

Police were traveling down Broad Street when they allegedly saw B.S. in the front passenger seat of a car firing a gun at an unknown male on the corner. Police then attempted to stop the car BS was in, which resulted in a high speed chase. During the chase, BS allegedly fired multiple shots at.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder of Police, Aggravated Assault, Gun Charges (VUFA), Conspiracy.

The Verdict:

Speedy Trial Motion granted; all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. K.G.
May 28

Commonwealth v. K.G. – Attempted Murder Aquittal

In a case that was reported by the national news media, K.G. was arrested on two counts of attempted murder in Philadelphia and related charges after allegedly trying to kill one person, and inadvertently hitting a six month old child in the crossfire, causing massive injuries. The Commonwealth produced a total of four eyewitnesses who.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (2 counts) , Aggravated Assault (2 counts), VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth of PA v. R.S.
May 2

Commonwealth v. R.S.

The defendant was charged with gun offenses (VUFA) after police alleged they observed her in the rear seat of a car with five other occupants dropping a purse that visibly contained a .45 caliber handgun.  The purse contained the defendant’s drivers license and credit cards in her name. The defense successfully challenged the credibility of the arresting.

The Charges:

Gun offenses (VUFA)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

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