Using Preliminary Hearings to Your Advantage

Mark D. Copoulos, Esquire is a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney representing individuals charged with misdemeanor and criminal offenses in Pennsylvania.  Copoulos is known as an aggressive litigator and wins criminal cases on a regular basis.  Felony criminal cases start with a preliminary hearing.  The preliminary hearing is the first substantial step in your case.  Many […]

Defendant Found NOT GUILTY of Drug Sale

Defendant, R.C., was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver 35 § 780-113 §§ A30, Conspiracy 18 § 903, and Intentional Possession of a Controlled Substance 35 § 780-113 §§A16.  If convicted, R.C. faced a parole violation.  Faced with the possibility of imminent incarceration, R.C. contacted the Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos to fight […]

New Procedure in Philly Evictions

The Philadelphia Municipal Court has changed the procedure for filing complaints in landlord and tenant court.  Under the new procedures, filing landlords are screened for compliance with Philadelphia ordinances.  Before filing the complaint the prospective plaintiff must certify compliance with Section 9-3902 of the Philadelphia Code by having a valid Rental License.  The landlord must […]

Philadelphia Reviewing Anti-Squatting Bill, 170827

The Philadelphia City Council is debating a new ordinance that may dramatically change the landscape of Philadelphia landlord and tenant law.  Council member David Oh has introduced Bill No. 170827.  Under the Bill, ejectment procedures in Philadelphia would be shortened dramatically.  The Bill proposes using the Philadelphia Police to resolve ejectment actions, rather than the […]

Copoulos Wins Anti-Lead Ordinance Claim

Mark Copoulos is a civil defense trial lawyer in Philadelphia, PA.  One the sorts of cases he handles on a regular basis is Philadelphia Anti Lead Ordinance claims. The Philadelphia Lead Paint and Disclosure Law requires landlords to lead inspect properties built before 1978, where the property is being rented to an individual with children […]