The outright acquittal following a jury trial of a man who was wrongfully accused of robbery, burglary, assault and weapons violations. The defense investigation revealed that the identification of the accused was tainted by improper and suggestive procedures used by police to secure an arrest, and after only one hour of deliberations, the jury voted to acquit the defendant of all charges.
The reversal of a conviction for first-degree murder where the defense at trial failed to include critical eyewitness evidence that would have allowed a jury to infer that the accused, while present on the scene, had absolutely no role in the murder. Following the reversal of the defendant’s conviction on ineffective assistance of counsel grounds, Jeremy re-tried the case, and the defendant was acquitted of all charges. His client went home after spending over six years in jail for a crime he did not commit.
The acquittal of a prison guard following a jury trial on federal civil rights charges stemming from the beating of an inmate in a Philadelphia county correctional facility. Under Jeremy’s guidance, the prison guard testified in his own behalf, and helped convince the jury that he did not participate in a conspiracy to harm the inmate.
A verdict of involuntary manslaughter and a probationary sentence in a prosecution of a mother in the shaken-baby death of her infant child where the Commonwealth had sought a conviction for murder, but defense experts refuted the prosecution’s scientific evidence.
An outright acquittal of a young man accused who was prosecuted for aggravated assault and robbery stemming from the so-called “Fat Tuesday” riots on South Street, Despite an identification of the client by the victim of the assault, the defense presented a complete alibi consisting of eight witnesses who, together, eliminated the accused as the perpetrator.
A non-custodial sentence following a guilty plea in federal court to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base on behalf of a client, notwithstanding that the federal sentencing guidelines called for a substantial jail sentence.
An agreement not to prosecute an individual suspected of trafficking crack cocaine where exculpatory evidence was brought to the attention of federal investigators who ultimately chose not to seek an indictment against the client.
An agreement to dismiss all pending charges against a young man arrested in connection with robbery and firearms charges provided he remained arrest-free and successfully completed his first year of college.
A decision by homicide investigators not to charge a woman who was a suspect in the unsolved murder of a well-known physician in Center City Philadelphia.
The reversal of a client’s attempted murder conviction of a police officer where the defense was able to demonstrate that a tragic mistaken identification of the defendant had occurred before trial, and that the actual perpetrator had confessed his role in the offense while incarcerated for another offense.
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