Burglary gun discharged. Client was notified by the police that he was wanted for burglary and gun charges related to an alleged incident with a family member over a social media post. To further complicate things, client was on state parole and an arrest would likely cause a detainer to be dropped and client to go to jail. Client had been doing well on parole getting a steady job and expecting a baby with his fiance. Through a referral, client came to hire Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Thomas D. Kenny of Kenny, Burns & McGill to help him with the matter.
Attorney Kenny arranged a peaceful turn in so client could start to fight the case. The charges were very serious: Burglary, Criminal Trespass, VUFA prior convict, VUFA carrying a firearm without a license, VUFA carrying a firearm on the streets of Philadelphia, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault, and Recklessly Endangering another person. Bail was set for 200k. As predicted a state parole detainer was dropped and client had to go into jail.
Then calamity struck: the pandemic, courts were closed and people in jail were stuck in a terrible situation. Client was held in jail for about ten months without even a preliminary hearing. Burglary gun discharged.
Attorney Kenny was able to obtain sworn affidavits from critical prosecution witnesses after an intense investigation. Finally, a preliminary hearing was held on December 1, 2020 at the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice at 1301 Filbert Street in Philadelphia. After a preliminary hearings ALL charges were discharged by the Honorable Court. Vindication and freedom for a well deserving client. When you need a Criminal Lawyer think Kenny, Burns & McGill. Burglary gun discharged.