Reduced Charges for Robbery and Reckless EndangermentApr 16 2015 in 2015, Case Results, Theft Crimes, Violent Crimes
Our client was accused of robbing an elderly acquaintance while wearing a ski mask in retribution for a business deal that went wrong between the two of them. The client was unemployed at the time, had several prior convictions of serious criminal offenses and was personally identified by the victim as the perpetrator. Due to the nature of the alleged crime, the age and statement of the victim, and our client’s previous criminal record, he was looking at being sentenced, if convicted, to over three years of prison time, hundreds of dollars in court fees and thousands of dollars in restitution costs.
The client retained Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC to represent him against these serious charges. This client’s case required over five court appearances and many fact-finding and negotiating conversations with the Commonwealth, arresting and investigating law enforcement officers, and the client himself. Our defense focused on attacking witness credibility and identification of our client.
Using our extensive experience in defending criminal charges in Pittsburgh, we were able to argue for a reduced sentence and penalties and achieve a split verdict in favor of our client.
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