Felony Robbery Charges Dismissed

On Friday, July 26, 2013, charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing level against client. The client, a city of Reading resident, was incarcerated on allegations of robbery, a felony of the third degree. The allegations alleged that our client grabbed a set of keys and drove off in the victim's car. However, the District Attorney's Office was unable to sustain their burden of proof at the Preliminary Hearing, and following argument in front of the Magisterial Judge, the charges were dismissed. A felony of the third degree is punishable by up to seven (7) years incarceration and a $15,000 fine.