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Young, Marr & Associates has helped thousands of NJ and PA residents reduce or even eliminate mandatory sentencing for misdemeanor, felony, and even Federal charges.  The results of our firm speak for themselves.  Below is a sampling of the many clients we’ve helped over the years.

ARD in a Theft Case

T.S. was charged with Felony theft for taking over $15,000.00 in casino chips from underneath a secured plastic cover which he removed with a screwdriver (as seen on camera) from a local casino.   Attorney Marr was able to obtain special consideration from the District Attorney of the County and have T.S. admitted into the ARD program! As a result of this resolution, T.S. is avoiding up to 7 years in jail, and after 6 months will have no criminal record. 

3 Months Incarceration Instead of 16 Years

R.F. was on probation for Felony Drug charges.  He received two new cases; one for possession of a controlled substance, and a second for theft.  Attorney Marr was able to get both the police and the Magistrate to agree to consolidate the cases into one complaint at the Preliminary Hearing, and thus R.F. only had one violation of probation instead of two.  Thereafter, Attorney Marr obtained a sentence of 3 months of incarceration on both of the new cases and the violation to run concurrently.  Her client was facing up to 16 years.

Charges Dropped in a Sexual Assault Case

M.N. contacted Attorney Marr about an allegation of sexual assault made by a woman, after a consensual encounter at a hotel.  Attorney Marr escorted M.N. to the police department, and after speaking with the Detective assigned to the case, it was determined that no charges would be filed, despite the alleged victim’s pursuit of the allegations. 

Dropped Disorderly Conduct Charges

I.S. was charged with a summary Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness for being visibly intoxicated on the streets of Easton.  Despite I.S. having a prior record and pending charges, Attorney Marr was able to advocate for her client, and both the officer and the court agreed to drop the charges against him; saving him up to 180 days in jail or probation and over $1000.00 in fines and costs. 

12 Months of Probation Instead of 10 Years Incarceration

X.A. was charged with Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault for both assaulting a police officer and a family member directly in front of the police.  Although X.A. was already on ARD probation for a DUI, Attorney Marr was able to have the Felony removed and X.A. only got 12 months of probation rather than up to 10 years in jail.  Furthermore, although his DUI/ARD was violated, she was able to keep him from the mandatory jail and license suspensions commensurate with a first offense DUI conviction.  

Commonwealth v. W.D. (Philadelphia County)

Police had received a 911 call that the driver of a “gray” Jeep “Wrangler” brandished a firearm.  Police subsequently pulled over a vehicle that police allege matched the description of the 911 call and upon the stop, police searched the vehicle and found a gun.  Mr. Mallis’s client was charged with possession of a firearm without a license.  The prosecutor offered 4-8 years in a state correctional facility.  Instead, Mr. Mallis filed a motion to suppress the evidence on the basis that the car stop was illegal.  More specifically, Mr. Mallis argued that the anonymous tip provided in the 911 call was inherently unreliable and the police had no independent basis other than the unreliable 911 call for the car stop.  The Court agreed and ruled that the search of the vehicle was the result of an unlawful car stop.  Accordingly, the gun was ruled inadmissible and Mr. Mallis’s client avoided a 4-8 year sentence.  

Commonwealth v. J.D. (Bucks County)

Mr. Mallis’s client was stopped in a vehicle for driving on a suspended license.  At the time of the car stop, police alleged they smelled the odor of marijuana from within the vehicle.  Police then searched the vehicle without a warrant and found inside of a backpack 5 pounds of marijuana, a digital scale, new and unused bags and a firearm, as well as over $25,000.00 in cash.  The District Attorney offered a state prison sentence of 5-10 years.  Mr. Mallis and his client rejected the offer and proceeded to trial.  Mr. Mallis filed a motion to suppress arguing that the smell of marijuana alone did not provide police with probable cause to search the vehicle.  Mr. Mallis argued that under the Medical Marijuana Act, it is no longer illegal to possess marijuana if someone has a medical marijuana prescription.  Therefore, the mere smell of marijuana alone did not give police probable cause to search the vehicle.  Mr. Mallis argued that someone more than the odor of marijuana alone was needed.  The Court agreed with Mr. Mallis and ruled that all of the evidence found in the car was seized as a result of an unlawful search.  Siding with Mr. Mallis, the Court explained that the plain smell of marijuana alone no longer allowed police to search the vehicle given the Medical Marijuana Act.  Accordingly, Mr. Mallis’s client avoided a state prison sentence, and they both walked out of the courtroom that afternoon.

Commonwealth v. B.R. (Montgomery County)

Having been charged with a 3rd DUI offense and facing a mandatory prison sentence of one-year, Mr. Mallis’s client was found not guilty after a bench trial in which Mr. Mallis argued that his client was not in operation of the vehicle.  Police found Mr. Mallis’s client sitting inside of a vehicle in the driver’s seat.  The vehicle was turned on and the engine was running.  Mr. Mallis argued, however, that this was still not enough to show that his client was in operation of the vehicle for purposes of the DUI statute.  Here, Mr. Mallis’s client was parked outside of a bar.  Mr. Mallis argued that it was quite feasible that his client could have left the bar after having imbibed alcohol and had gotten into his vehicle before falling asleep behind the wheel.  He argued that if this were the case, then something more would need to be shown proving that the vehicle had actually been driven.  The Court agreed with Mr. Mallis and found that based on the circumstances, there was not enough to show that his client was in operation of the vehicle for purposes of the DUI statute.  Accordingly, Mr. Mallis’s client was found not guilty.  

Mr. Mallis’s client was charged in Bucks County with armed robbery, witness intimidation, kidnapping and related felony charges. After a four-day jury trial in Bucks County, Mr. Mallis’s client was acquitted of the most serious felony charges and released from prison. Through vigorous cross-examination, Mr. Mallis was able to successfully show that the Commonwealth’s “star” witness’s testimony was riddled with lies. “The Commonwealth’s ultimate obligation in a criminal prosecution is to seek justice and truth,” argued Mallis before the jury. Mallis went on to say that the Commonwealth shirked that obligation with respect to his client, and “the jury was able to clearly see through all of the so-called ‘star’ witness’s lies and deceipt.” After a short interview with a reporter from the Bucks County Courier Times, Mallis stated, “the jury got it right, this was clearly the right outcome.” Bucks County Witness Intimidation Case

Young and having zero prior contacts with the criminal justice system, Mr. Mallis’s client was charged in Philadelphia County with conspiracy to commit attempted murder. After having reviewed hundreds of police reports, transcripts and witness statements, Mr. Mallis was able to show the prosecutor how unreliable their case was with respect to his client. Their entire case, according to Mallis, rested on the testimony of co-defendants who were convicted liars and thieves. “My client wasn’t even present at the scene of the shooting,” exclaimed Mallis to a reporter of the Legal Intelligencer. Based on that information, Mr. Mallis was able to secure a favorable outcome for his client which enabled the client to an immediate release from prison. According to the client’s father, “My kid was facing some serious charges. I had interviewed with supposedly ‘super’ lawyers, but Paul was no doubt the best choice. Because of Paul, my kid is home for the Holidays.” Philadelphia Attempted Murder Case

After having been stopped by the police for speeding, Mr. Mallis’s client was found to be in possession of narcotics medication. The police charged Mr. Mallis’s client with unlawful drug possession in Montgomery County. After a short trial by judge, Mr. Mallis was able to successfully show that his client was prescribed the medication during the time of arrest. Accordingly, all charges were dismissed, and the client was found NOT guilty. Montgomery County Drug Possession Case

“Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.” Commonwealth v. “H” (DUI case)

“Client was facing 90 days minimum imprisonment for a 2nd offense DUI. Case was dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing when the officer was unable to prove that the client operated the vehicle.” Commonwealth v. “R” (DUI 2nd offense)

“Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.” Commonwealth v. “C” (Felony drug/Firearms case)

“Client was charged with simple assault, domestic.  After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.” Commonwealth v. “S”

“Based upon many discrepancies found in the officer’s report and issues on the administration of the breathalzyer, successfully argued the reported BAC of .21 down to .099 (an over 50% reduction in BAC), reducing the client’s suspension from 7 months to 3 months and eliminating the Interlock Ignition Requirement.” State of NJ v. “R”

“Hit and Run accident with occupied vehicle and driving under suspension DUI related charge amended to exclude the latter charge and take away mandatory 60 day jail sentence and 1 year additional license suspension.” Commonwealth v. “B” (Berks County)

“Woman with 4 outstanding DUI’s sentenced to 45 days to 6 months on each to run consecutively with the balance to be served on house arrest.” Commonwealth v. “A”

“Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.” State of New Jersey v. “H”

“Man charged with possession of narcotics had misdemeanor charges reduced to non-criminal summary offenses; thus avoiding a violation of parole in another county and certain incarceration.” Commonwealth v. “W”

“After hearing in District Court, all criminal charges relating to fraud were dismissed and case was closed.” Commonwealth v. “S”

“Man originally suspected of Felony drug delivery has charges filed to reflect Misdemeanor drug possession and receives a sentence of probation avoiding a “drug mandatory” sentence of incarceration.” Commonwealth v. “N”

“Woman receives sentence of 18 months probation for First degree misdemeanor theft charges stemming from an incident with her employer.” Commonwealth v. “C”

“Client under investigation for credit card theft. Cooperated with the investigation and convinced officer to not charge client with any criminal offenses.” Commonwealth v. “K”

“Arson and Insurance Fraud charged, both Felonies. Client found guilty of providing police with a false report. Sentenced to 1 year probation.” Commonwealth v. “H”

“Originally charged with Forgery and Tampering with Evidence, both felonies. Client found guilty of providing a false statement and sentenced to probation.” Commonwealth v. “M”

“2nd offense DUI case. All evidence suppressed because the judge found that the officer did not have probable cause to stop client’s vehicle. Client’s vehicle drifted outside of lane momentarily. Charges dropped.” Commonwealth v. “V”

“3rd offense DUI within 10 years. Client pled guilty and received 1 year of house arrest, rather than the mandatory 1 year prison sentence.” Commonwealth v. “B”

“DUI charges dismissed after trial by judge. Client was sitting behind the wheel of a running vehicle. Judge found that the state did not prove client was “driving, operating or in actual physical control” of her vehicle and dismissed case.” Commonwealth v. “S”

“2nd offense DUI. Found not guilty after trial by judge. State did not prove client was in “actual physical control” of the vehicle.” Commonwealth v. “Y”

“2nd offense DUI. Defendant found asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle in the parking lot of a lodge that served alcohol. Client was found not guilty by judge because state did not prove that client drove, operated or was in actual physical control of his vehicle.” Commonwealth v. “L”

“2nd offense DUI. Client was walking up her driveway when police arrived. Case dismissed by District Justice because no proof the defendant operated vehicle while under the influence. Case was refiled by Commonwealth and subsequently dismissed again.” Commonwealth v. “B”

“2nd offense DUI. Client given house arrest, permitted to work by Judge.” Commonwealth v. “F”

“3rd offense DUI within 10 years. Client given 1 year of house arrest by Judge instead of 1 year in prison.” Commonwealth v. “S”

“DUI case dismissed when judge found client did not drive vehicle when client was found outside of car changing tire. Represented over 1,000 clients who were placed into the ARD program for first time offenders. Charges dismissed after completion of safe driving classes, fines and informal probation.” Commonwealth v. “M”

“Client found not guilty by jury of Aggravated Assault on county Deputy Sheriff.” Commonwealth v. “M”

“Client was originally charged with Felony criminal mischief for allegedly destroying thousands of dollars of bread and cookies in a supermarket in Yardley, PA. Client was found not guilty by jury of all criminal charges, sentenced by the judge for summary violation to pay $500.00 fine. Received worldwide coverage from the Associated Press and Newsweek Magazine and story was on all 4 local news stations, CNN and the Court Channel.” Commonwealth v. “F” (aka “Bucks County Bread Squeezer”)

“2nd offense DUI case. All evidence suppressed because the judge found that the officer did not have probable cause to stop client’s vehicle. Charges dropped.” Commonwealth v. “V”

“3rd offense DUI within 10 years. Client pled guilty and received 1 year of house arrest, rather than the mandatory 1 year prison sentence.” Commonwealth v. “B”

“Client charged with speeding 110 mph on I-95. The police officer agreed to drop the speed to 65 mph in 55 mph zone and client was able to keep his driver’s license.” Commonwealth v. “M”

“DUI charges dismissed after trial by judge. Judge found that the state did not prove client was “driving, operating or in actual physical control” of her vehicle.” Commonwealth v. “S”

“Felony criminal trespass charged alleging that client broke into ex-girlfriend’s house. Found not guilty of all charges after trial by judge.” CCommonwealth v. “D”

“2nd offense DUI. Found not guilty after trial by judge. State did not prove client was the operator of the vehicle.” Commonwealth v. “Y”

“2nd offense DUI. Defendant found asleep in his vehicle. Client was found not guilty by judge because state did not prove that client drove, operated or was in actual physical control of his vehicle.” Commonwealth v. “L”

 

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