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    Philadelphia Criminal Cases – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Philadelphia criminal cases are brought to you by Nenner Law, a Philadelphia criminal defense law firm. These FAQs address various criminal case topics, such as murder and homicide, drug possession and related drug charges, and guns/weapons charges.  This legal library of FAQs is for information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.

    If you have questions about a Philadelphia criminal case, it is best to consult with an experienced Philadelphia criminal lawyer. David Nenner has a wealth of experience and is listed as a “Top Rated Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA” by Super Lawyers magazine.  Unlike many criminal defense lawyers in Pennsylvania, Mr. Nenner always offers FREE initial consultations. 215.564.0644

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    "Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer"
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    MURDER CHARGE – NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT (MAY 2021, PHILA)

    Mr. Nenner’s client was charged with murder and gun charges in Philadelphia. The client was accused of shooting and killing another male on Arch Street near the 5600 block of Ithan Street in Philadelphia. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty after deliberating...

    Drug Possession Case – Motion to Suppress Granted

    Mr. Nenner presented evidence that to show that the traffic stop was a pretextual stop. The officer had no reason to pull the car over. The judge agreed and suppressed the evidence. As a result, the prosecution withdrew the charges.

    Attempted Murder Case – Not Guilty Jury Verdict

    Mr. Nenner presented a self-defense argument, and the jury returned a “not guilty” verdict after a 7 day trial in Philadelphia.

    3rd Degree Murder Case – Charges Dismissed for Co-Defendants

    Mr. Nenner represented co-defendants in a shooting death in North Philadelphia. Both cases were ultimately dismissed.

    1st Degree Murder Case – Not Guilty Jury Verdict

    Mr. Nenner presented a self-defense argument, and the jury returned a NOT GUILTY verdict on all charges.

    Pennsylvania (State) Drug Charges, Dog Sniffs & Constitutional Law

    Federal and Pennsylvania state courts treat narcotics dog searches differently. So different that the same scenario could result in different outcomes in federal versus state court. For example, a Philadelphia resident is pulled over for speeding. During the traffic...

    Dog Sniff Searches of Cars in Pennsylvania Traffic Stops (Federal Law)

    Dog or canine searches of cars during traffic stops in PA often lead to drug possession/dealing charges and gun charges. For example, a police officer pulls over a driver for speeding. During the traffic stop, a canine search is performed revealing several bags of...

    Federal Drug Dealing Crime Sentencing Law – Mandatory Minimum Sentences Reduced in Phila. Cases

    On December 21, 2018, federal sentencing laws for drug cases were amended significantly. The First Step Act removed the mandatory life sentence for 3 time drug offenders in high quantity drug dealing cases and also reduced the mandatory minimum sentences for 2nd...

    Chester, PA Shootings & Homicides, May 2020

    Homicides and murders are up in both Chester and Philadelphia PA so far in 2020. Murder investigations when homicide rates are high may lead to false confessions.

    Attempted Murder & Conspiracy to Commit Murder Charges in Pennsylvania Shooting Cases

    Many residents of Philadelphia and nearby counties like Delaware County or Chester County face criminal cases due to a shooting. In this legal article, our criminal law firm provides legal info on attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder, two common charges in...