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March 29th, 2017
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Commonwealth v. JF- Justice at Last!

Today is one of the proudest moments for our law firm. Zac Shaffer submitted a brief for a young man who was found guilty of attempted murder and given a sentence of 15-30 years when another law firm represented him. We were hired, won the appeal and were given a new trial. The Commonwealth attempted to have the entire Superior Court en banc rehear the appeal. That request was denied. Next, The Commonwealth tried to appeal it to the Supreme Court. That request was also denied. What followed...

Commonwealth v. R.I. Motion To Suppress

R.I. was observed by a narcotics officer making a transaction of a small object in exchange for money outside of a store around 12:30 in the morning. Back-up officers were called and they stopped the individual whom R.I. had allegedly served. When said individual was stopped he had marijuana on him. R.I. was stopped by police shortly afterwards with a bundle of matching narcotics from the sale and a large amount of money. Mr. Shaffer litigated a motion to suppress the evidence stating that one...

Commonwealth v. M.G. – Delayed Arrest- Not Guilty!

M.G. was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Drugs (PWID Drugs), a felony. Despite having five detainers from previous cases, Mr. Shaffer was able to have them lifted so he could fight the case from the street instead of custody. The Commonwealth alleged the following that eventually led to M.G.'s arrest: On two different days, narcotics officers sent a confidential informant (C.I.) to purchase drugs from M.G after calling a number that M.G. picked up and where they had a "drug...

Commonwealth v. WR – Eye on the Prize

WR was charged with aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime and related crimes. At trial the complainant testified that he went to WR's work to talk to him after hearing that he had been looking for him around the neighborhood. He further stated that he found WR and spoke for a few minutes until WR started to get angry. The complaint said he walked away and as he did that WR pulled a metal object out of his pocket and hit him in the face. The damage shattered part of his face...

Commonwealth v. JF – Superior Judging

After a jury trial by another law firm JF was found guilty of attempted murder and other related charges. Mr. Shaffer was retained to fix the other attorney's mistakes and filed an appeal alleging multiple issues, but more specifically that evidence of another crime was admitted into evidence that was an abuse of the judge's discretion. After waiting for justice after his trial attorney failed him, the Superior Court agreed with his new counsel, Mr. Shaffer, and remanded the case back so that...
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