Terroristic Threats Charges Dismissed – Commonwealth vs B.K. – January 2020
B.K. was charged with Terroristic Threats against a ‘victim’ who was known to have made similar allegations against others in the past. B.K. retained Attorney Miller, who  was provided with this information, as well as some alibi evidence.  Offering both the alibi witnesses as well as information of similar false claims to the Commonwealth on the day of the hearing, Attorney Miller was able to convince the Commonwealth to dismiss all charges against B.K. at the Preliminary Hearing.

Commonwealth vs. D.M. – December 2019
D.M. was charged with a pair of traffic citations including a Driving Under Suspension that called for incarceration.  D.M. appeared before the Magisterial Court with Cory Miller, who pointed out that the charges had been filed late, beyond the 30 day time window.  D.M. was able to have the Driving Under Suspension dismissed and D.M. left the Court hearing without facing jail or the fine.

Commonwealth vs. K.K.  – October 2019
K.K. was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Hiring Cory Miller, K.K. pointed out that a conviction could result in him losing his job.  Cory successfully lobbied the Police Officer and the Court and K.K. was given an opportunity to complete a  Drug Diversionary Program which allowed his charges to be dismissed upon successful completion of the program.  Following the dismissal by the District Court sixty days later, K.K. hired Miller Lyden to expunge his criminal record allowing K.K. to maintain his professional career.

Commonwealth vs J.D. – April 2019
J.D. was charged as an accessory to a Burglary when a co-conspirator named him as an accomplice to a home break-in.  During Cory Miller’s representation of J.D. it was learned that J.D. had an alibi on the date of the offense and information was relayed to the District Attorney and prosecuting officer.  After an additional investigation, the co-conspirator was charged with an additional offense of False Reports to Law Enforcement.  With Cory’s assistance, J.D. had his charges dismissed and wiped from public records.

Commonwealth vs. C.S.  – October 2018
C.S. was under investigation for the rape of a former acquaintance that took place in West Hempfield Township in 2018.  After being referred to attorney Cory Miller, C.S. confirmed that a sexual relationship existed and at all times was consensual.   A decision to provide a polygraph to law enforcement was agreed upon.  Following information obtained through the polygraph exam as well as a follow-up investigation, the Commonwealth chose not to prosecute the allegations made against C.S.

Commonwealth vs. W.T.  – June 2018
W.T. was charged with her 8th offense Driving Under Suspension and was sentenced to incarceration of 30 days at the District Court Hearing, due to an unsympathetic police officer. After meeting with Cory Miller, W.T. informed him that she was unaware that her license was suspended at the time of the stop, and informed the officer of that fact during the stop. Confirming that her suspension had occurred two weeks prior due to an unpaid Court citation, Cory appealed her conviction due to a lack of notice on W.B.’s suspension. On the date of Summary Appeal hearing the officer again refused to compromise—following a Summary Hearing before the Court of Common Pleas all charges were dismissed based on the testimony and argument presented.

Commonwealth vs. C.C.  – November 2017
C.C. was charged with domestic violence charges for threatening a former girlfriend who he encountered on the street. During the Preliminary Hearing testimony attorney Cory Miller learned that the alleged victim was actually the one stalking his client, who was working at a job site at the time of the incident. After several months of negotiations and a meeting to discuss exculpatory evidence with the District Attorney, all charges were dismissed by the District Attorney on November 3, 2017.

Charges Reduced, Defendant Pleas to Summary Charge at District Court and Goes Home
– Commonwealth v. A.F.

A.F. was charged with Defiant Trespass, Loitering & Prowling and Public Drunk after he was caught sneaking around his ex-girlfriends house in Berks County, PA. Due to pending charges in Lancaster County it was important to take care of these trespass charges quickly. After negotiations between both Attorney Miller, the Officer and Assistant District Attorney, an agreement to reduce the charges was made. On March 26, 2013, A.F. pled to one count of Defiant Trespass (Summary) and one count Public Drunk (Summary) and was released from prison that day with only a fine.

Charges Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
– Commonwealth v I.M.

I.M. was charged with assaulting another person at a local nightclub. I.M. explained to Attorney Miller that she was at the nightclub but did not get involved in a large fight which had broken out. Attorney Miller obtained witnesses to the altercation who stated that I.M. was not involve. The charges against I.M. were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing on April 4, 2013 when the victim failed to show for court and a Commonwealth witness refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Theft Charges Against Client Dismissed by District Judge
– Commonwealth v S.M.

S.M. was charged with theft of a jacket she had thought was abandoned on a public coat rack in a building where she worked. Attorney Miller was able to confirm that others had seen the jacket unattended for a period of time, that S.M. had commented about returning the jacket to anyone who claimed it, and that the jacket was returned to the police when she was initially questioned. Maintaining her innocence, S.M. took a Preliminary Hearing in the matter before the Magisterial District Judge B. Denise Cummins on January 15, 2013. Following testimony of the alleged Victim, an eyewitness and S.M. the charges were dismissed due to a lack of prima facie evidence of a crime.

Commonwealth vs. T.F. – October 2016
T.F. was charged with two counts of Driving Under Suspension and scheduled to appear before her local District Court.  Noting that the charges called for incarceration, Cory Miller successfully argued that the charges were filed beyond the 30 day statute of limitation and the charges with dismissed by the Magistrate.

Drug Charges Nolle Prosequi (Dismissed) by Prosecutor
– Commonwealth vs R.R.

Following a Drug Task Force raid on the residence of R.R. and his roommate, the pair were charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver cocaine. R.R. maintained that he was never involved with the drugs and simply rented a room to his co-defendant. Cory Miller represented his client from the Preliminary Hearing stage all the way up to the day of Jury Trial. At the ‘eleventh hour’ before trial an agreement was reached between all parties. The Co-Defendant pled guilty to all charges and on September 10, 2012 the charges were dismissed, Nolle Prosequi, against R.R.

Jury Acquits Client of Felony Theft Charges
– Commonwealth vs T.H.

T.H., a citizen from Liberia, Africa was charged Criminal Attempt at Theft, a felony offense for trying to steal a car from a auto dealer in a counterfeit money scheme. If convicted T.H. would be facing certain deportation as well as imprisonment. Maintaining his innocence, T.H. demanded a Jury Trial which was held on January 3, 2012. Pressing the alleged victim on the witness stand, Cory Miller was able to get the witness to change his story in front of the Jury. The Jury acquitted M.H. of all wrong doing and the Judge declared M.H. a free man.

Commonwealth Withdraws Drug Charges Against Client
– Commonwealth vs M.R.

M.R. was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver a very large portion of Cocaine and Heroin. If convicted M.R. would be facing drugs mandatories of 3 years on each charge. Moments prior to the Preliminary Hearing on September 7, 2012, Cory Miller argued to the Prosecutor that the Commonwealth could not prove the offenses against his client. The Prosecutor agreed and withdrew all charges against M.R. who was released from Prison that day.

Commonwealth vs. D.M. – December 2019
D.M. was charged with a pair of traffic citations including a Driving Under Suspension that called for incarceration.  D.M. appeared before the Magisterial Court with Cory Miller, who pointed out that the charges had been filed late, beyond the 30 day time window.  D.M. was able to have the Driving Under Suspension dismissed and D.M. left the Court hearing without facing jail or the fine.

Commonwealth vs Z.R. – September 2019
Z.R. was charged with Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Deliver substantial amounts of Cocaine.  After negotiations with the Commonwealth, all charges against Z.R. were dismissed after the co-defendant accepted responsibility and pled to the charges.  Z.R. followed up with this representation and retained Miller Lyden to expunge the offenses from her record.

Commonwealth vs. K.B. – December 2018
K.B. was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin) and Possession of Paraphernalia.  Charges were a result of an arrest after EMTs and Police arrived at his residence as a result of a 911 call he placed due to his girlfriend’s overdose.  Staying on the phone with 911, he was arrested after she was rushed to the hospital for live saving treatment.

Cory Miller was able to demonstrate that the Good Samaritan exception applied and as K.B. remained at the scene and cooperated with her life saving efforts before and after the arrival of EMS, K.B could not be charged with crimes of possession.  Charges were withdrawn by the District Attorney’s office at the Preliminary Hearing.

Commonwealth vs. R.M. – September 2018
R.M. was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamines when a search of his house located a large quantity of controlled substances in his residence.  At the Preliminary Hearing, R.M. explained to Cory Miller that the drugs belonged to his daughter, who was away from the residence during the search of the home.  After reviewing the evidence provided by the Commonwealth, R.M. was able to provide additional evidence to prove the possession of the controlled substances.  Following a plea to the charges by his daughter, the Felony charges against R.M. were dismissed by the Commonwealth.

Cory Miller was able to demonstrate that the Good Samaritan exception applied and as K.B. remained at the scene and cooperated with her life saving efforts before and after the arrival of EMS, K.B could not be charged with crimes of possession.  Charges were withdrawn by the District Attorney’s office at the Preliminary Hearing.

Judge finds Client Not Guilty at Summary Appeal Hearing
– Commonwealth vs L.K.

After unsuccessfully arguing her case before a Magisterial District Judge without an attorney, L.K. retained Cory Miller to represent her on a Careless Driving traffic citation at a Summary Appeal Hearing in Common Pleas Court. Arguing before a Common Pleas Judge, Cory utilized photographs from the scene as well as case law during the bench trial on October 19, 2011. After hearing all the evidence, the Judge accepted Cory’s argument that his client was not carelessly driving on the day in question and found L.K. not guilty.

College Student Fights For Innocence and Keeps Scholarship Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. C. M.-K. Receiving Stolen Property
Charged with Receiving Stolen Property for his possession of a Parking Pass belonging to another student, C. M.-K. a scholarship student at Millersville University, maintained his innocence to the charge. His statement to police stated that he was unaware of the stolen nature of the pass when he acquired it. Refusing to agree to a reduced charge, C. M.-K. hired Cory Miller to fight for dismissal of the case. Following a Preliminary Hearing before the Magisterial District Court on November 21, 2008, the Judge agreed with Cory Miller’s argument and dismissed the case outright. C. M.-K. kept his innocence and his scholarship and remains a Millersville University student.

Commonwealth vs J.R. – January 2017
J.R. was charged with Armed Robbery after allegedly attacking a woman from behind while she was walking home from a Turkey Hill.  After a lengthy investigation, as well as the review of contradictory evidence provided by Atty Miller, the Commonwealth decided to dismiss the charges on the eve of a Jury Trial in York County.  Additionally, with Cory’s help, J.R. had his record expunged and the allegations were wiped off his background report.

Last Minute Plea Agreement Keeps Client in United States Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. A.Y. Impersonating a Public Servant
Charged of Impersonating a Public Servant during a DUI stop, A.Y. a resident alien of the United States was at risk of being deported back to Somalia as a result of his comments to an officer during a DUI arrest. Confident in his case, the Assistant District Attorney was unwilling to negotiate the charge away, forcing a trial. Retained just before trial, Cory Miller had the task of preserving A.Y.’s immigration status. Finding a technicality in the law, Cory Miller prepared a defense aimed at dismissing the Impersonating charge at trial. Realizing this new weakness in his case, the prosecutor agreed to withdraw the Impersonating a Public Servant charge on November 6, 2008, just minutes before the start of a Jury trial. A.Y. got his desired result without the need of a trial and remains a United States citizen as a result of this outcome.

Commonwealth vs. H.W. – April 2018
H.W. was charged with possession of Controlled Substances for personal use.  Fearing that a conviction would take her license and remove her from College, she retained Cory Miller.  Following negotiations with the Police Officer and Judge, H.W. was given an opportunity to complete a Drug Treatment / Education course with Compass Mark and her charges were dismissed at the Magisterial District Court after her successful completion of all requirements.  H.W. hired Miller Lyden to expunge her criminal record—allowing her to pursue her career in business management.

Representing Himself, Defendant is found Not Guilty at Trial Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. F.J. Assault by Threatening Menace
F.J. was charged with Simple Assault–Threatening Menace. F.J was accused of pointing a 4′ samurai sword at his former girlfriend and threatening to kill her. Although F.J. represented himself, he asked Cory Miller to represent him as Standby Counsel. With Cory’s guidance, F.J. argued that the Commonwealth was missing critical elements in their case. On September 11, 2008 the Jury agreed with this argument and found F.J. Not Guilty of the offenses charged.

Jury Acquits Father on Rape Charges Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. J.O. Felony Rape of a Child
J.O. was charged with Rape of a Child, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Statutory Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault, Corruption of a Minor and Indecent Assault. J.O.’s daughter was the alleged victim in the case. During a lengthy trial before the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Cory Miller challenged the victim’s credibility due to many inconsistencies in her story. On July 10, 2008, the Jury agreed with Cory Miller and found J.O. Not Guilty on all charges. J.O. was released to the street rather than spending 20 years in prison.

Judge finds Client Not Guilty but Convicts Accuser Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. A.G.
A.G. and was charged with committing Criminal Harassment at her place of employment. The Accuser, who was also charged in the matter, had a disagreement, which resulted in a pushing and punching match between the parties. During a hearing on June 25, 2008 at Magisterial District Court, Cory Miller maintained that A.G. did not provoke the behavior of the accuser and therefore the Commonwealth did not meet the elements of the charged offense. The Judge agreed with Cory Miller and found A.G. Not Guilty of the charges. The Accuser was found guilty of all counts much to the relief of A.G.