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MAGISTRATE DISMISSES FELONY THEFT CHARGE

August 27, 2015 Justin Ketchel Law represented a man accused of theft of cash from the residence of his acquaintance. Following a preliminary hearing, the magistrate dismissed the felony charge after defense counsel argued that the victim’s speculation about who may have taken the money was not evidence and that such testimony could not be […]

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JURY ACQUITS MAN OF ROBBERY, KIDNAPPING AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT HOMICIDE

August 19, 2015 Following two and a half days of deliberation, an Allegheny County jury acquitted our client of serious charges alleged against him including: robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy to commit homicide, and criminal solicitation of homicide. The defense argued to the jury that the victim’s story didn’t add up. The video surveillance did not […]

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DUI CHARGES DISMISSED BY THE MAGISTRATE FOLLOWING A PRELIMINARY HEARING

June 17, 2015 The law firm of Justin Ketchel Law was hired to defend a man charged with numerous crimes, including driving under the influence and criminal mischief after a crash involving a van that belonged to the man’s girlfriend. At the preliminary hearing held in this matter, defense counsel argued that the commonwealth failed […]

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FIREARM CHARGES DISMISSED BY THE COURT

June 11, 2015 A man represented by Justin Ketchel Law was charged with Persons Not to Possess Firearms stemming from the recovery of a firearm from a residence that he was visiting. Defense counsel argued that the fact that our client was present in the home was not legally sufficient grounds to hold the charge for […]

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MAN RECEIVES PROBATION IN LIEU OF PRISON AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH HIS SECOND FELONY DRUG OFFENSE

May 11, 2015  A client represented by Justin Ketchel Law was facing serious prison time as a result of a second felony drug charge. Specifically, the standard range sentence in this case was 4-8 years in prison. Rather than go to trial, our legal strategy was to highlight the strong mitigating circumstances present in this case […]

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FIREARM CHARGES DISMISSED BY THE MAGISTRATE 

March 16, 2015 The law firm of Justin Ketchel Law was hired to defend a man charged with falsification of documents to authorities and illegal purchase/transfer of a firearm in connection with his attempt to lawfully purchase a gun. As a result of our client’s prior background, he was not eligible to purchase and/or own a […]

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JUDGE ACQUITS MAN OF ROBBERY AND FIREARM CHARGES FOLLOWING A NON-JURY TRIAL

February 26, 2015 Justin Ketchel Law represented A client in a non-jury trial before an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge that resulted in a full acquittal of robbery charges and firearm charges. At the trial, Attorney Mancuso argued that the Commonwealth’s evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that our client […]

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JURY FINDS MAN NOT GUILTY OF RAPE

February 10, 2015 The client represented by Justin Ketchel Law was a 45-year-old man charged with rape with no prior sex-related offenses of any kind. From the outset, our client wanted a trial and maintained his complete innocence. Attorney Mancuso argued to the jury that a sexual encounter did – in fact – occur; however that […]

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McKEESPORT MAN ACQUITTED BY A JURY OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE

February 3, 2015 Attorney Mancuso of Justin Ketchel Law, was appointed to represent a young man facing multiple serious charges in connection with a 2012 shooting. Although our client had no prior criminal history, he was accused of attempted homicide, assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault charges, reckless endangerment of another person, multiple firearm violations, […]

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MAN WHO WAS SHOT BY POLICE IN SOUTHSIDE CHASE ACQUITTED OF CHARGES

October 15, 2014 An Allegheny County jury acquitted a man represented by Attorney Mancuso (Justin Ketchel Law) of more than two-dozen charges that arose from a police chase in the Southside section of the City of Pittsburgh that ended in police gunfire. The pursuit began when Mancuso’s client allegedly ran a red light in Homestead and […]

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