Man Receives Reduced Sentence in Coatesville Homicide

By Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News POSTED: 05/05/17, 5:19 AM EDT WEST CHESTER >> Two brothers accused in the 2015 shooting death of a Coatesville man were sentenced to state prison terms after entering guilty pleas to the crime Thursday. Steven Adams, 19, will serve a term of 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of …

District Judge Suppresses Unconstitutional Vehicle Stop

A Chester County District Judge suppressed an officer’s stop of a Lancaster man’s vehicle, resulting in the dismissal of his Driving on a DUI Suspended License charge.  Prior to trial, Mr. Sardella successfully cross-examined the arresting officer and established that the officer lacked the required reasonable suspicion to justify the vehicle stop.  Following oral argument, the District Judge concluded that …

Chester County Jury Finds West Chester Man “Not Guilty” of 1st and 2nd Degree Murder

By Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News Posted: 03/02/17, 6:53 PM EST | Updated: 4 days ago WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court jury on Thursday found a West Chester man guilty of third-degree murder in the shooting death of borough high school student during a “sham” drug deal the man allegedly engineered, acquitting him of the more serious charge …

Philadelphia Judge Finds Man Not Guilty Of Assault

A Philadelphia Judge acquitted a man charged with simple assault stemming from a domestic incident inside a vehicle. At trial, Albert C. Sardella successfully argued that the man was acting in self-defense by pointing to several inconsistencies within the victim’s testimony during cross-examination. Commonwealth v. Attudillo

Chester County Judge Acquits Coatesville Woman Of Charges

A Chester County Judge acquitted a woman charged with threatening a victim within a Coatesville residence. During a bench trial, Albert C. Sardella successfully argued to the trial Judge that the altercation did not constitute a criminal act. The woman was found not guilty following the close of the Commonwealth’s case.