Last updated: February 18, 2016
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Philadelphia Criminal Law Articles
- Another Win for Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer in a Homicide Case – Commonwealth v. Tariq Timmons (February 23, 2018) Earlier this month, firm partner and top rated Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer David Nenner won a homicide case where his client was accused of murder. Mr. Nenner also represented Timmons’ co-defendant, Kevin Prince. In Prince’s case, Mr. Nenner helped free his client from jail. Innocent Philadelphia Man Freed from Jail Prince, who was 27 years old, was ...
- Pennsylvania Search & Seizure Law in Criminal Drug & Gun Cases in Philadelphia – Collective Knowledge Doctrine (February 7, 2018) A look at recent changes to Pennsylvania search and seizure law and the collective knowledge doctrine. The collective knowledge of police officers can be used to justify a warrantless arrest or stop and pat without reasonable suspicion, even where there’s no evidence that the arresting officer had actual knowledge of the facts to form probable ...
- Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Murder and Homicide Defenses (Part 2) (January 22, 2018) An alibi defense in Philadelphia criminal murder and homicide cases is a defense that may be presented by the defendant. An alibi defense is supported by an alibi witness. In addition, videos can also support the alibi defense. See more here.
- Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Murder and Homicide Defenses (January 22, 2018) In the criminal justice system, all defendants are innocent until proven guilty. Although defendants do not have to prove their innocence, they can present defenses to poke holes in the prosecution’s arguments and theory. This is true for all Philadelphia criminal cases, including murder and homicide cases. This article discusses the alibi defense in Philadelphia ...
- Can You Be Charged with Drug Possession in Philadelphia When the Drugs Were Not Found on You? (January 17, 2018) Can you be charged with drug possession when the drugs are not found on you? See answer by David Nenner, a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Nenner always offers FREE initial consultations.
- Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Why Defendants May Not Want to Testify at Trial (December 15, 2017) Should defendants accused of criminal acts in Philadelphia testify at trial? David Nenner, a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer discusses why defendants may not want to testify at trial.
- Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer, David Nenner Discusses Recent Police Corruption in the News (December 6, 2017) Allegations of Philadelphia police officers being corrupt is nothing new. Last month, a judge threw out a murder conviction due to fabricated evidence by a detective.
- Philadelphia Criminal Defense Cases – Homicide and Affirmative Defenses (November 28, 2017) Philadelphia criminal defense cases, such as homicide cases, do not require defendants to prove they are innocent of the alleged crimes. Rather, the burden of proof rests on the prosecution. The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed a crime. In addition, defendants do not have to take the stand to ...
- Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Defenses to Weapons Crimes (November 27, 2017) Individuals charged with weapons offenses face serious consequences. In this article, Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer discusses defenses to weapons crimes.
- Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Discusses Weapons and Gun Charges (November 21, 2017) In Pennsylvania, residents can own firearms, as long as they are legally obtained. Owners are not required to register their firearms. However, there are strict rules that regulate ownership of weapons, such as guns, shot guns, etc. If you are charged and convicted of weapons offenses, you face serious penalties. Common Weapons & Gun Charges in ...
- How Miranda Warnings Impact PA Drug Cases – By a Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer (October 30, 2017) Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer discusses impact of Miranda warnings on Pennsylvania drug cases. If Miranda warnings are not read to arrested individuals and the individuals make incriminating statements thereafter, heir case may be dismissed.
- No Miranda Warnings – Can an Attempted Murder Case Be Dismissed? By a Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer (October 25, 2017) When individuals are not read their Miranda warnings after being arrested for attempted murder, can the case be dismissed? Not necessarily. See discussion by David Nenner, a top rated Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer.
- What Happens After You Are Arrested for Drug Related Crimes in Philadelphia? (October 16, 2017) What happens after an arrest for a drug related crime in Philadelphia? What are the individual’s legal rights? See discussion by top rated Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer.
- Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Illegal Searches (September 28, 2017) In Philadelphia criminal defense cases, whether it is a homicide case, weapons case or a drug related case, the prosecution has the burden to prove that the defendant committed the crime. As such, the prosecution has to provide evidence to prove the defendant’s guilt, i.e., a weapon, eye witness testimony, drugs or other types of ...
- Philadelphia Homicide Lawyer Discusses Recent PA Supreme Court Opinion – Juveniles and Life Without Parole (August 16, 2017) Pursuant to United Supreme Court decisions, it is unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to a life in prison without parole unless the DA can prove that the juvenile is unable to be rehabilitated. See a discussion of recent Supreme Court opinion remanding the PA’s Superior Court’s decision affirming a juvenile’s life sentence without parole.
Philadelphia Criminal & Legal Resources
Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center
1301 Filbert Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia) Criminal Case Forms
James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
833 Chestnut Street, Suite 1220
Philadelphia, PA 19107