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R. Patrick Link

R. Patrick Link

LinkLaw, LLC.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Patrick Link is a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer who represents people charged with DUI, simple drug possession, drug possession with intent to deliver (PWID), drug conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms, assault, robbery, theft, homicide and numerous other criminal offenses. He defends individuals in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Mr. Link practices exclusively as a criminal defense attorney and brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of criminal proceedings from the initial hearings involving bail, through preliminary hearing, to trial before either judge or jury. He also represents individuals for violations of probation, post-sentence motions and appellate review. As a defense attorney in Philadelphia, Mr. Link has successfully represented individuals charged with crimes ranging from 1st degree murder to traffic offenses. Regardless of the severity of the crime, every client is an important client to Mr. Link and is treated with respect. He has prosecuted thousands of cases in the office, and has literally tried (not merely “handled”) virtually every type of case on the books in the Court of Common Pleas.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Homicide
  • Robbery & Burglary
  • Sex Offenses
  • Drug Offenses
  • Assault Offenses
  • Gun or Firearm Offenses
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
LinkLaw, LLC.
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Don't put your liberty in the hands of a lawyer who handles divorce cases on one day, a slip and fall the next, and your criminal case on a Friday before tee time. Don't let the young lawyer who clerked for a judge out of law school but who has never tried cases get their “training wheels” on your dime. Hire a skilled, experienced, trustworthy criminal defense lawyer.
David Nenner and Associates
Criminal Defense Attorney
Assistant District Attorney
Honorable Lynn Abraham
Deputy Attorney General
State of Delaware
Prosecuted numerous criminal cases as a member of the domestic violence and child abuse unit.
Law Clerk
Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley
Assisted in the litigation of complex cases involving securities law, premises liability, carrier liability, corporate negligence and motor vehicle laws.
Temple University
J.D. (2003)
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Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the NADC is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our research process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”. The recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Pennsylvania
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, established in 2013, is a professional organization championing those who fight for the rights of the accused. By equipping highly-qualified criminal defense attorneys with the most current continuing education opportunities and providing the public with the most accurate, up-to-date listings of top ranked attorneys in their states, the NACDA helps ensure quality representation for individuals facing charges.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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40 Questions Answered

Q. If false report is filed but no police report filed, can you press charges for false accusations?
A: Contact the police or your county DA's Office if you think someone has committed a crime.
Q. Help???
A: Unfortunately, they probably owe nothing more than apology. If things were broken, or people injured during the execution of the warrant, you could have a possible lawsuit.
Q. My public defender "sold" me to the courts! How do I appeal EVERYTHING????
A: You should contact a lawyer immediately. You only have thirty days to file an appeal after you are sentenced. If you are challenging the effectiveness of your trial lawyer you could file a PCRA and the timelines in which to do so are different. Either way, you should contact a lawyer to decide which route is best for you.
Q. What happens if a witness lies to a grand jury within a testimony?
A: A witness who lies at a Grand Jury hearing commits the crime of perjury. It is a felony of the third degree that can carry a maximum sentence of seven years in jail.
Q. How do you address police misconduct in a motion?
A: Police misconduct may be relevant in many different stages of a prosecution. If proven, it can affect their credibility in court which could enable you to win a motion to suppress evidence, or win an outright acquittal. Learn more on my blog -
Q. If charged with resisting arrest what is the most amount of jail time that can be served?
A: Resisting Arrest is a second degree misdemeanour, which carries a maximum punishment of two years in jail. However, sentencing guidelines generally call for much less than that. For someone with no record, the sentence is often probation.
Q. Can you get a case dismissed off of police misconduct?
A: If the police misconduct involves unconstitutional methods for obtaining physical statements, evidence, or identifications, you could have that evidence suppressed, which could result in the Commonwealth being unable to proceed to trial. Police abuse is not uncommon in Philly - here is some more info -
Q. Is it legal for the federal goverment to ask the state within a state prosecution to assist the federal prosecution?
A: The state could "assist" the federal government by continuing the state case, but they could potentially run into speedy trial issues under Rule 600 if the case is delayed beyond a year from the date of arrest.
Q. How do you get phone records of a person's text messages and phone calls if they are a witness?
A: You could issue a subpoena duces tecum to request the sought after records. Let me know if you have any more questions or I can be of assistance further -
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LinkLaw, LLC
100 S Broad St
Suite 1910
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Telephone: (267) 535-2178