NEWS & RESOURCES

February 24, 2018

In a historic first, attorney Marc Daffner won a death penalty case where the defendant was accused of murdering a St. Clair Township police officer who was responding to a call at the client's residence.  Although this case was called "impossible" by many, our office was able to gain an acquittal for our client under the theory of self-defense, as Mr. Shetler fired his Remington hunting rifle only in response to multiple shots fired at him by the officer. While this case is tragic and resulted in the loss of life, the jury was able to see that this issue was a victory for the right of self-defense, even where the aggressor is a police officer.  Our he...

September 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we obtained a not-guilty verdict in not one, but two jury trials in McKean County! 

McKean County, approximately 3 1/2 hours northeast of Pittsburgh on the southern New York border, is a rural Pennsylvania county with Smethport, PA as its county seat and home to the beautiful McKean County Courthouse (pictured).

Our client was charged in the first case with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, Simple Assault, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person in an incident where he allegedly dragged a girl with his truck, causing serious bodily injury.  The second case, having charges of Aggravated Assault on Police...

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