High Profile Cases

High profile cases defended by James P. Lyons and staff. Please click the links below to read more about the corresponding criminal matter.

  • Commonwealth v. Dudley- 2014, Montgomery County; Aggravated Assault (Shooting),                  Jury Verdict: Not Guilty, All Charges.
  • Commonwealth v. Forrester- 2014, Montgomery County; Aggravated Assault (3 counts).               Jury Verdict: Not Guilty, all charges.
  • Commonwealth v. Prokopyschn- 2014, Montgomery County; Weapons Offenses.                    Verdict: Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Quezada 2013, Montgomery County and Berks County (3 cases total); Felony Theft, Conspiracy. Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted, All Cases Withdrawn
  • Commonwealth v. Troyano2013, Montgomery County; Rape, IDSI, Sexual Assault.                 Verdict: Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Rios-Gonzalez2013, Montgomery County; Corrupt Org., Conspiracy, Poss. with Intent to Deliver. Jury Verdict: Not Guilty (charges arising from wire-tap investigation).
  • Commonwealth v. Mullin2013, Montgomery County; Attempted Murder. Jury Verdict; Hung Jury (convicted of lesser offenses).
  • Commonwealth v. Forbes- 2012, Montgomery County: Armed Robbery. Not Guilty Jury Verdict Pottstown man acquitted of Turkey Hill robbery
  • Commonwealth v. Lue2011, Montgomery County: Possession with Intent to Distribute (225 pounds of Marijuana). Bail reduced from $500,000 Cash to Unsecured Bail gets reduced for drug suspect
  • Commonwealth v. Charleston– 2011, Philadelphia: 3rd Degree Murder. Successfully decertified to Juvenile Court. Murder charges withdrawn via Negotiation 4 years in ‘joyriding’ death, Fatal joyride gets Phila. boy a four-year sentence. Four years for Tacony teen
  • Commonwealth v. Ward – 2011, Delaware County: Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Ruiz- 2011, Montgomery County: Attempted Murder. Not Guilty Juan Ruiz acquitted of attempted murder charges
  • Commonwealth v. Purvis- 2010, Philadelphia: Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Seven Year Mandatory Minimum if Guilty). Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Mackie- 2010, Montgomery County: Bank Robbery. Withdrawn at Habeas Corpus Hearing
  • Commonwealth v. Weigel- 2010, Montgomery County: Arson and Burglary. Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Shavers– 2010, Delaware County: Robbery. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Matayer- 2009, Philadelphia: Armed Robbery. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Witynski– 2009, Montgomery County: Sexual Assault. Nolle Prosequi after Defense Investigation Man cleared of rape charges
  • Commonwealth v. Narick– 2009, Montgomery County: Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Losier– 2008, Philadelphia: Felony Theft, and related offences. Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Overton– 2008, Delaware County: Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Choul– 2007, Philadelphia: Sexual Assault. Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Andrews– 2007, Philadelphia: Felony Arson. Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Davis– 2006, Montgomery County: 1st Degree Felony Rape. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Harrell– 2006, Montgomery County: Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Sayers– 2005, Philadelphia: Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Commonwealth v. Moore– 2004, Philadelphia: Cocaine possession and firearms violation. Motion to Suppress Granted