Copoulos Wins Motion to Suppress and Case Withdrawn

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Attorney Copoulos successfully defended a Philadelphia resident charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Intentional Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The motion was based on Article 1 Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, and the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Defendant, K.P., was walking in his neighborhood around dusk.  Police asked him to stop.  Instead of stopping, K.P. ran into an alleyway.  Police gave chase and arrested K.P.  They located narcotics in they alleyway and charged him with Possession With Intent to Deliver.

On the date of the motion, Attorney Copoulos argued that running from the police is not a crime.  The mere act of running is not a basis to arrest.  People are free to avoid police encounters.  Because the police arrested K.P. for running, their arrest was without probable cause of criminal activity.  The evidence was suppressed and charges against K.P. were withdrawn.

If you have been arrested, speak with a Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney, about any motions that may bar the state from bringing evidence against you.  Call our office for a free consultation between the hours of 3-5PM.

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Mark D. Copoulos

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From 2008-2011 Mark D. Copoulos worked for the First Judicial District, the Honorable Arnold, and the Honorable Shelley-Robins as interns and/or staff....

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