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Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney Zak T. Goldstein, Esq.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Harris, holding that the Commonwealth may not meet its burden of proving that the defendant committed the crimes charged at a preliminary hearing through the use of hearsay alone. The issue in this case was whether

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire, recently obtained a full acquittal for a client who was charged with various firearms offenses in Philadelphia. In the case of Commonwealth v. E.J., Attorney Goldstein was able to obtain the acquittal following a bench trial in the Court

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Alceus, finding trial counsel ineffective and granting the defendant a new trial because trial counsel failed to call character witnesses to testify to the defendant’s excellent reputation in the community for non-violence. The law is clear

Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Williams, holding that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas properly found the defendant guilty of direct criminal contempt for making his hand into the shape of a gun and pretending to shoot the witness against him during

Criminal Defense Attorney Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Diaz, holding that the fact that the defendant was on probation pursuant to an illegal anticipatory probation violation does not protect him from being found in violation again even though the existing probation is actually illegal. The

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth. v. Ellis, holding that the trial court did not violate the defendant’s Fifth Amendment rights by ordering him to remove his non-prescription glasses during trial. The Court found that the trial court’s order did not require the

Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. McIntyre, holding that VUFA § 6105’s prohibition on possessing a firearm after being convicted of certain prior offenses is constitutional and does not violate the Second Amendment. Despite the fact that numerous federal courts have reached the

Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has decided the case of United States v. Danny Cruz, holding that the breach of a specific agreement in a plea bargain by the government requires a new sentencing hearing in front of a different judge. In Cruz, the government promised to