van der Veen, Hartshorn & Levin is proud to announce that our criminal defense attorney Richard Coble won Not Guilty verdicts for his client in a double-homicide jury trial in Philadelphia. The defendant was accused of taking part in a 2020 drive-by shooting, which killed two men. However, the client had nothing to do with the crime -- and his name was only associated with the case by a self-serving defendant that was given a sweetheart deal by the DA’s office. Since then, the defendant has awaited his day in court and chance at vindication while behind bars.
Richard Coble has been with the young man and his family since the legal process began over two years ago, holding their hands every step of the way. Through tireless effort, attention to detail and zealous representation, Richard was able to highlight the weaknesses, inconsistencies and lies in the statements and testimony of the Commonwealth’s “star witness” to show the prosecution’s case was a house of cards.
The jury took less than a day to acquit our client.
“Today, justice was served. An innocent young man no longer has the proverbial axe hanging over his head,” said Mr. Coble. “These are the days I live for as a criminal defense trial attorney. However, while I am thrilled the wrongly accused is exonerated, I pray the victims’ families get peace through the police doing a proper investigation now and bringing the true culprits to justice. I consider that mandate to be a part of the jury’s verdict today as well.”