Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer
Mark Copoulos has spent ten years litigating criminal matters in the Philadelphia Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas. During that time, he has secured thousands of acquittals in attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, possession with intent to deliver and related criminal charges. Copoulos points with pride to his recent “Not Guilty” verdict in the matter of Commonwealth v. N.P.. In that case the defendant was charged with Possession of a Firearm and related charges. Copoulos was able to convince the finder of fact that the government could not prove possession because the firearm was located in the trunk of a vehicle that did not belong to N.P. Defendant was found not guilty, but would have been sentenced to more than two years in prison if convicted.
Copoulos believes that in many circumstances, taking a case to trial is the best way to get a reasonable offer from the government. He employs an aggressive trial litigation strategy that forces the government to prove their case. More importantly, Copoulos is not afraid to litigate a case as he has tried thousands of criminal matters in the Philadelphia court system. He has garnered not guilty verdicts for virtually every common charge including DUIs, assaults, domestic violence cases and other matters.
Mark Copoulos if a firm believer in litigation where defendant is facing misdemeanor charges. In such cases a conviction may mean the difference between a clean record and permanent scar on one’s reputation. Therefore, in such cases Copoulos usually proceeds to trial. This aggressive strategy has been highly effective, as even defendants who fail to obtain a not guilty verdict are offered a rehabilitative program like Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (“ARD”), Accelerated Misdemeanor Program (“AMP 1 & 2”) or Philadelphia Domestic Violence Court. Finally, all Philly criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors have an automatic right to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas for a new trial. Therefore, if you are unsuccessful in beating your case you may have a second chance to negotiate a plea offer or favorable disposition. If you have been charged with a crime please contact our expert criminal defense attorneys with more then ten years of experience defending cases at 267-535-9776.
Mark Copoulos has made a career of trying and winning many cases where defendants have been charged with the following crimes