Commonwealth v. Geneda Turner – Not Guilty – Battered Woman Syndrome

Northumberland County Jury returns a not guilty verdict for Aggravated Assault. Facing a mandatory five-year state sentence, Geneda Turner was acquitted after presenting a “battered woman syndrome” defense after shooting shot her paramour outside her residence. Attorney Kyle Rude convinced the jury that Ms. Turner was acting in self-defense after years of abuse at the […]

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she […]

Commonwealth v. Brad Hornberger – Justification Defense Works

A Lycoming County Jury returned a verdict of not guilty for Mr. Hornberger who was charged with Former Felon in Possession of a Firearm after he is found carrying a shot gun while hunting with his son. With his client facing a mandatory five-year state sentence and a state parole violation, Attorney Kyle Rude presented […]

Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person

College student found not guilty and avoids a three-year state prison sentence. After a two day trial in Clinton County, the jury accepted the self-defense argument and acquitted a Lock Haven University Sophomore of Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Corrupt Organizations, Conspiracy and Possession With Intent to Deliver

Allentown man who was facing twenty plus years for Corrupt Organizations, Conspiracy and Possession With Intent to Deliver more than 1000 grams of heroin, turns down a 15 year guilty plea offer before trial. After the prosecution presents 6 of 12 witnesses during two days of trial, the Senior Deputy Attorney General agrees to a […]