Case Results

Pittsburgh Attorney Robert E . Mielnicki chosen to teach “Police Liability”- Pittsburgh, PA- 3/7/13 – Lorman Eduation Services.

CRIMINAL CASES

The following is a list of some of the favorable results obtained by Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki in criminal cases he has handled. He cannot remember every case or charge he has handled in his 25 plus years of criminal practice nor could any other attorney with that much experience. Composing this list took him hours and involved some online research of his own cases. The names of the clients are not mentioned here for obvious reasons.

1992 – Lancaster County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was appointed to represent T. M. who was charged with burglary of the restaurant/ bar he worked at as a nighttime custodian. After several days of trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty apparently rejecting the prosecution theory that only T.M. could have committed the crime. The prosecutor introduced evidence of a deposit into the bank account of T.M. the day after the burglary for about the amount of money taken in the burglary. Attorney Mielnicki, however, was able to demonstrate through use of an interstate subpoena to a famous Atlantic City casino that T.M. had actually won approximately that amount of money gambling.

1993 – Lancaster County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was appointed to represent J.R., who was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Possession. The prosecutor introduced evidence that J.R. was sitting on the drugs in a vehicle the police had stopped and, when they asked J.R. about the drugs, he stated such were his but only for personal use. Despite this evidence, the Jury found J.R. not guilty of both charges.

1993 – Lancaster County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was appointed to represent F.R. charged with the daylight armed robbery of a convenience store. The victim positively identified F.R. as the man who robbed him. The Jury indicated several times that it could not reach a verdict before the trial judge declared the Jury hung. The charges against F.R. were subsequently withdrawn.

1994 – Lancaster County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was appointed to represent J.C., an 18 year old charged with First Degree Murder. During a trial that lasted more than one week, the prosecutor introduced two eyewitnesses who testified that J.C. fired the shot that took the life of the victim. Attorney Mielnicki cross-examined one of these witnesses for close to eight hours. The Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

1996 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was appointed to represent S.R., who was charged with Rape. The evidence presented by the prosecution, but disputed by defense counsel, was that S.R. had climbed through the window of the girls’ bedroom. At the end of a trial that lasted almost one week, the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

1999 – Armstrong County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was retained to represent J.L., a bookkeeper/controller for a local car dealer, who was charged with several counts of theft. At the end of a trial that lasted nearly one week, the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to all charges, apparently rejecting the prosecutor’s contention that J.L. as bookkeeper/controller was the only person who could have committed the crimes.

2007 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was retained to represent R.K., a 21 year old charged with the rape of a fellow college student. At the end of a three day trial, the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

2007 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was retained to represent J.C., charged with Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest, during an alleged altercation with three police officers. At the end of trial, the jury found J.C. not guilty of these charges.

2010 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki was retained to represent R.D. who was charged with Poss. With Intent to Deliver Marijuana. The police stopped R.D.’s vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, the police smelled an ‘overwhelming” odor of marijuana. The police ordered R.D. out of the vehicle and retrieved a backpack from the front seat. The backpack was opened and 876 grams of marijuana was found. Attorney Mielnicki conceded that the search was lawful under the United States Constitution but contended that the opening of the backpack without a warrant violated Article I, Sec. 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The Court agreed and ordered the marijuana suppressed.

2011 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki was retained to represent D.J., charged with Firearms not to be Carried w/o a License and False Identification. D.J. was a passenger in a car lawfully stopped by the police. During the stop, D.J., according to the police, seemed nervous. The police asked D.J. for his name and, according to the police, he gave a false name. After determining his correct name, the police learned that there was a warrant for D.J. Upon arresting D.J., the police searched the passenger side of the car and found a gun under the floor mat. Relying on two very recent cases from the Pennsylvania Superior Court which called into question the right of the police to demand that a person not violating the law to identify himself, Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Mielnicki was successful in having the gun suppressed. The charges were then withdrawn.

2015 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki was retained to represent J.S. who was charged with Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Specifically, a financial planner called 911 and reported that J.S. pointed a gun at him over some dispute over the financial planner pulling in front of J.S. A State Trooper pulled over J.S. about 10 minutes after the call and located a gun in his car. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before returning a verdict of not guilty.

2016 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki was retained to represent C.P. who was charged with a first offense DUI. C.P. simply could not afford a conviction or a license suspension. He was denied what is known as ARD, which would have resulted in a dismissal upon the completion of classes, due to an old and minor marijuana possession offense. Attorney Mielnicki, relying on a United States Supreme Court case – Missouri v. McNeely – sought to suppress the .18 blood alcohol content of C.P. as determined by testing on his blood, by arguing that such was taken involuntarily. That motion was denied. During the non-jury trial, Attorney Mielnicki demonstrated that the arresting officer was “cutting and pasting” reports on his DUI suspects. The trial court asked for some time to think the case through. During that time, the United States Supreme Court decided Birchfield v. North Dakota which provided support for Attorney Mielnicki’s argument that C.P.’s blood was taken involuntarily. Attorney Mielnicki quickly asked for reconsideration which the trial court granted. The trial court subsequently found C.P. not guilty of the two counts of DUI – one based on his blood alcohol content and one based on general impairment.

2016 – Cambria County

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki was retained to represent C.N. who was charged with four (4) counts of Aggravated Assault, one (1) count of Assault by Prisoner, Resisting Arrest and DUI for his actions following his arrest for DUI. C.N. was on courtesy probation supervision at the time for a prior drug offense in Georgia and this was detained. At the preliminary hearing, Attorney Mielnicki had the Assault by Prisoner charge dismissed. He knew, however, that his client, due to being detained, would sit a long time waiting for trial. Attorney Mielnicki decided to file a motion to suppress certain evidence pertaining to the DUI based on an argument that, ironically, was accepted by the United States Supreme Court about a week after Attorney Mielnicki argued such to the Cambria County judge. He also file a petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging three (3) of the Aggravated Assault charges. At the actual hearing n said motions, one of the police officers admitted that he was not assaulted and that charge was withdrawn. While the judge was deciding the rest of Attorney Mielnicki’s motions, he reached a plea agreement calling for all the Aggravated Assault charges to be withdrawn. He then contacted authorities in Georgia and was able to convince them to release C.N. from the detainer. C.N. was then sentenced to time-served and released.

2016 – United States District Court

Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki was retained to represent J.T. who was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property (Arson) for the February 13, 2015 fire that destroyed his ex-girlfriends rental home. The United States called more than ten witnesses and introduced 118 exhibits. After a four day jury trial, after two hours of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

The following are a few of the other criminal cases Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki has handled where he has obtained results that were favorable to his clients. Most criminal cases are resolved by plea agreement.

ALLGHENY COUNTY

  • 1996 – Solicitation – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 1997 – DUI – Preliminary Hearing – Dismissed
  • 1997 – DUI – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 1998 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Suppression Motion Granted
  • 1999 – DUI – Jury Trial – Hung Jury
  • 2000 – DUI – Jury Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2000 – DUI – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2000 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Pre-Trial Motion to Dismiss Granted
  • 2000 – DUI – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2000 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Suppression Motion Granted
  • 2001 – DUI – Preliminary Hearing – Dismissed
  • 2002 – Burglary, Indecent Assault – Preliminary Hearing – Dismissed
  • 2002 – DUI – Suppression Motion Granted
  • 2002 – Aggravated Assault – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2003 – Firearms Offense – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2003 – Aggravated Assault – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2003 – First Degree Murder – Jury Trial – After several days of trial, agreement for 4 – 8 years reached.
  • 2004 – Aggravated Indecent Assault – Post Conviction Sentence of 7 1/2 to 15 Years Vacated – New Sentence of 3 1/2 to 7 years with 6 1/2 years of credit obtained.
  • 2004 – DUI, Fleeing – Suppression Motion Granted, Case Withdrawn
  • 2004 – Firearms Not to Be Carried w/o License – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 2004 – Possession of Controlled Substance, Tampering with Evidence – Preliminary Hearing – Dismissed
  • 2006 – DUI – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2006 – DUI – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2006 – Rape, Indecent Assault – Preliminary Hearing – Dismissed
  • 2007 – Terroristic Threats – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 2007 – Poss. with Intent to Deliver, Resisting Arrest – Withdrawn
  • 2007 – DUI – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2007 – DUI – Pre – Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2007 – Aggravated Assault (shooting) – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2007 – DUI – Preliminary Hearing – Dismissed
  • 2008 – DUI- Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2008 – DUI- Bench Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2008 – DUI- Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2008 – DUI- Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Dismissed
  • 2009 – Rape – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Firearms Not to Be Carried w/o License – Dismissed
  • 2009 – Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Statutory Sexual Assault – Plea Agreement, Probation
  • 2009 – Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Robbery – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Theft – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Interference With Custody of Children – Withdrawn
  • 2010 – Corruption of Minors – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2010 – IDSI, Stat, Sex Assault, Unlawful Communications – IDSI and Unlawful Communications Withdrawn – Probation
  • 2010 – DUI – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2010 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Pre-Trial – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2010 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Pre Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2010 – Possession with Intent to Deliver -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2010 – Possession with Intent to Deliver -Pre-Trial-Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2010 – Arson – Pre – Trial – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2010 – Cruelty to Animals – Not Guilty
  • 2010 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Pre -Trial – Reduced to Possession – Probation
  • 2011 – DUI- Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2011 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Pre-Trial – Reduced to Possession – Probation
  • 2011 – DUI- Pre-Trial- Dismissed
  • 2011 – Burglary – Dismissed
  • 2011 – Burglary, Theft – Dismissed
  • 2011 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Reduced to Possession – Probation
  • 2011 – Conspiracy (Robbery) – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2011 – Robbery – Pre – Trial – Dismissed
  • 2011 – P.W.I.D, Possession, False ID – P.W.I.D, Possession Withdrawn – No penalty on False ID
  • 2011 – Possession – Withdrawn
  • 2011 – Indecent Assault- Pre Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2011 – Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats – Trial – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2011 – DUI – Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2011 – Indecent Assault – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2012 – Attempt (Burglary) – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2012 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Dismissed
  • 2012 – Kidnapping – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2012 – DUI – Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2012 – Burglary – Withdrawn
  • 2012 – Aggravated Assault, Theft – Plea to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2012 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn
  • 2012 – Robbery, Aggravated Assault – Reduced to Receiving Stolen Property – Probation
  • 2013 – 16 Burglary Charges – Reduced to 8 – One yr less one day to two years less one day
  • 2013 – Poss With Intent to Deliver – Dismissed
  • 2013 – Aggravated Assault – Community Service then withdrawn
  • 2013 – Aggravted Assault, Contraband – Reduced- ARD
  • 2013 – Institutional Sexual Assault – Probation
  • 2013 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn
  • 2013 – Fleeing and Eluding – Reduced to Careless Driving
  • 2013 – Theft – Withdrawn
  • 2013 – Indecent Assault, Unlawful Restraint – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2013 – Prostitution – Withdrawn
  • 2013 – Aggravated Assault – Community Service then withdrawn
  • 2013 – Aggravated Assault, Theft – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2013 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn
  • 2013 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn
  • 2013 – Simple Assault – Dismissed
  • 2013 – Aggravated Assault – Community Service then withdrawn
  • 2013 – Diss. Sexual Material Minor, Simple Assault, Unlawful Contact – Reduced to Corruption of Minors – Probation
  • 2014 – Criminal Trespass – Dismissed
  • 2014 – Poss with Intent to Deliver – Dismissed
  • 2014 – Simple Assault – Reduced to Harassment
  • 2014 – Poss with Intent to Deliver – Reduced to Possession and Probation
  • 2014 – Failure to Register (Megan’s law) – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2014 – DUI – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 2014 – DUI – Bench Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2014 – Aggravated Indecent Assault – Reduced to Corruption of Minors, No Registration
  • 2014 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Pre -Trial – Dismissed
  • 2014 – Terroristic Threats – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2014 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 2014 – Receiving Stolen Property – Pre-Trial- Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2014 – Solicitation, Endangering Welfare – Pre -Trial – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2014 – Simple Assault – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2014 – Simple Assault – Pre -Trial – Dismissed
  • 2015 – Theft – Withdrawn
  • 2015 – Burglary, Aggravated Assault – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2015 – Poss. w/Intent to Deliver – Withdrawn
  • 2015 – Simple Assault, Unlawful Restraint, Terroristic Threats – Reduced to Summary Harassment
  • 2016 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn 2016 – Aggravated Assault – ARD
  • 2016 – Aggravated Assault – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2016 – Possession – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2016 – DUI, Aggravated Assault, DUI – Aggravated Assault Withdrawn – House Arrest
  • 2016 – Theft – Withdrawn
  • 2016 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn
  • 2016 – Simple Assault, Trespass – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2016 – Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault – Attempted Murder Withdrawn – 3 to 6 years with 13 months credit
  • 2016 – Insurance Fraud – Withdrawn
  • 2016 – Theft – Withdrawn
  • 2017 – Solicitation to Commit Murder – Withdrawn
  • 2017 – Theft – ARD
  • 2017 – Fleeing and Eluding – ARD
  • 2017 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn
  • 2017 – Theft, Stalking – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2017 – Simple Assault – Withdrawn
  • 2017 – Receiving Stolen Property – Non-Jury Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2017 – Theft – Withdrawn
  • 2017 – Aggravated Assault – Reduced to Harassment
  • 2017 – Indecent Assault – Reduced to Harassment – Probation
  • 2017 – Criminal Trespass – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2017 – Obstruction of Justice – Withdrawn
  • 2017 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Reduced to Disorderly Conduc

ARMSTRONG COUNTY

  • 1998 – Theft (3 Cts.) – Jury Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2012 – DUI – ARD, No suspension
  • 2013 – DUI – ARD, No suspension
  • 2013 – DUI – ARD, No suspension
  • 2013 – Welfare Fraud – ARD
  • 2014 – DUI – ARD, No Suspension
  • 2014 – Fleeing and Eluding, DUI – ARD
  • 2014 – Aggravated Assault – Reduced, ARD
  • 2014 – DUI – ARD, No Suspension
  • 2015 – Burglary, Aggravated Assault – Reduced to Simple Assault and Trespass – Probation
  • 2016 – DUI – Dismissed
  • 2016 – DUI – ARD, No Suspension
  • 2017 – DUI – ARD, No Suspension
  • 2017 – DUI – ARD, No Suspension

BEAVER COUNTY

  • 1997 – Burglary – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 1997 – Criminal Trespass – Dismissed
  • 2008 – Endangering Welfare of Children – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Terroristic Threats – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Burglary – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2010 – Simple Assault – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2014 – Aggravated Assault – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2014 – Aggravated Assault – Pre -Trial – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2014 – Welfare Fraud – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2014 – Criminal Mischief – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2015 – Hindering Apprehension – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct

BLAIR COUNTY

  • 1997 – Underage Drinking – Withdrawn

BUTLER COUNTY

  • 2000 – DUI – Jury Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2006 – False Info Firearms Ownership – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – DUI -ARD, No Suspension
  • 2010 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2011 – Burglary, Theft- Pre-Trial – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2012 – Hindering Apprehension – Pre-Trial – Reduced
  • 2013 – Burglary – Reduced to Receiving Stolen Property
  • 2015 – Burglary, Simple Assault – Burglary Withdrawn
  • 2017 – DUI – ARD, No Suspension
  • 2017 – DUI – ARD, No Suspension
  • 2017 – Indecent Exposure – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2017 – DUI – Reduced to Careless Driving
  • 2017 – Robbery – Reduced to Terroristic Threats, Time – Served

CAMBRIA COUNTY

  • 1996 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Plea Agreement, Probation
  • 2005 – Simple Assault – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2007 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Plea Agreement, Probation
  • 2009 – Delivery of Controlled Substance – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2014 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Pre -Trial – Dismissed

CLARION COUNTY

  • 2007 – Prescription Fraud – Pre-Trial – ARD

ELK COUNTY

  • 2016 – Access Device Fraud – Time-Served
  • 2016 – False Statement Firearm Purchase – Reduced To Disorderly Conduct

ERIE COUNTY

  • 2009 – Aggravated Indecent Assault – Plea Agreement – Reduced to Misdemeanor, Probation

FAYETTE COUNTY

  • 2015 – Possession of Child Pornography – House Arrest
  • 2017 – Rape, Kidnapping – 5 to 10

FRANKLIN COUNTY

  • 2011 – Aggravated Harassment – Withdrawn

GREENE COUNTY

  • 2013 – Incest – Reduced to Harassment – Probation
  • 2017 – DUI (5th offense) – After successful appeal, 5 days imprisonment

INDIANA COUNTY

  • 1996 – False Reports- Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2005 – Possession of Controlled Substance – Motion to Dismiss – Granted
  • 2009 – Simple Assault – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Pre -Trial – Dismissed
  • 2014 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Pre -Trial – Reduced, Probation w/o Verdict
  • 2014 – DUI (3rd offense) – Reduced, 10 days House Arrest
  • 2015 – Burglary – ARD
  • 2017 – 249 counts including Rape, Hung Jury then plea to Aggravated Indecent Assault – 2 to 4

JEFFERSON COUNTY

  • 1998 – Official Oppression – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 2017 – DUI – ARD

LANCASTER COUNTY

  • 1992 – DUI – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 1994 – Robbery – Jury – Hung Jury, Charge Withdrawn
  • 1995 – First Degree Murder – Jury Trial – Verdict of Guilty Third Degree
  • 1995 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Pre-Trial – Dismissed

LAWRENCE COUNTY

  • 2008 – DUI (3rd Offense) – Six Months House Arrest
  • 2010 – DUI – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2014 – Robbery – Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2016 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Reduced to Misdemeanor Possession
  • 2017 – Possession of Child Pornography – Probation Under Westmoreland County
  • 2017 – Robbery – Withdrawn

LEBANON COUNTY

  • 2008 – Theft, Corrupt Organizations – One year probation.

MERCER COUNTY

  • 2001 – Indecent Assault – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2007 – Stat. Sexual Assault – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 2012 – Conspiracy to Deliver Controlled Substance – Withdrawn
  • 2013 – Delivery of Controlled Substance (2 cts.) – Reduced to Criminal use of Communication Facility – Probation
  • 2015 – Endangering Welfare – Pre-Trial – Withdrawn

SOMERSET COUNTY

  • 2005 – Indecent Assault – Pre-Trial – ARD
  • 2014 – Delivery of Controlled Substance-Jury Trial – Not Guilty
  • 2014 – Fleeing and Eluding- Pre -Trial – Withdrawn
  • 2014 – Receiving Stolen Property – Pre -Trial – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct

VENANGO COUNTY

  • 2007 – Simple Assault (4 counts) – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2009 – DUI W/Accident – ARD, No Suspension

WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • 1999 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – After Jury was selected, charge reduced to Possession and client sentenced to probation
  • 2006 – Theft – Pre-Trial Motion to Dismiss – Granted
  • 2008 – Furnishing Alcohol to Minors – Pre-Trial – ARD
  • 2013 – Robbery – Pre-Trial – Dismissed
  • 2014 – DUI – Tier Reduced, ARD, No Suspension
  • 2014 – Theft (multiple counts) – ARD
  • 2014 – DUI – Tier Reduced, ARD, No Suspension
  • 2015 – DUI – Tier Reduced, ARD, No Suspension
  • 2015 – DUI – Tier Reduced, ARD, No Suspension
  • 2016 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – Dismissed

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

  • 2002 – Possession of Child Pornography – Suppression Granted
  • 2003 – Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Plea Agreement – House Arrest
  • 2007 – Theft, Conspiracy – Preliminary Hearing – Withdrawn
  • 2007 – Fleeing and Eluding – Plea Agreement – Probation
  • 2010 – Possession with Intent to Deliver – After Suppression Hearing,Reduced to Possession – Probation Without Verdict
  • 2014 – Possession With Intent to Deliver – Pre -TrIal – Dismissed
  • 2015 – Poss. of Child Pornography – Probation
  • 2015 – Aggravated Indecent Assault – Reduced – Probation
  • 2016 – Ignition Interlock Violation – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
  • 2016 – Indecent Assault – ARD
  • 2016 – Conspiracy Wire Fraud – One Year Probation
  • 2017 – Rape, Sexual Assault – Reduced – House Arrest
  • 2017 – Robbery – Dismissed

NOTABLE APPEALS

Disclaimer: These are only some of the favorable results Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E Mielnicki has obtained in criminal proceedings. Most criminal cases are resolved by plea agreement. He estimates that he represented at least 200 criminal clients a year between 1991-1995. Since then he estimates that he has represented 40 or so criminal clients a year. The results listed should not be taken as a guarantee of success in your case.

CIVIL CASES

The following is a list of some of the results Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorney Robert E Mielnicki has obtained in civil cases. He has settled numerous cases.

1997 – Allegheny County

Robert E Mielnicki, Esq. successfully represented an NFL Pro Bowl Player in a civil suit.

2001 – Allegheny County

J.B. was walking to work when a very young driver with only $100,000 in coverage hit him resulting in the loss of a leg. Pittsburgh personal Injury Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki knew that $100,000 was not enough so he obtained numerous documents pertaining to the roadway where the accident occurred. He also found about $50,000 for J.B. through sources such as the Pennsylvania Crimes Victim Compensation Fund. He then sued the municipality responsible for the roadway. After retaining two experts he settled jointly with the young driver and the municipality for $325,000 bringing J.B. a total of nearly $375,000.

2003 – Allegheny County

Bicycle Accident settled for $215,000.

2004 – Allegheny County

A fire case that Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki would rather not set forth the facts of was settled for $525,000.

2004 – Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki took over fire case which had been handled by at least 3 other attorneys over 16 years. He had no way to inspect the scene or hire a credible expert 16 years after a fire. The case, however, was settled for $445,000.

2004 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $75,000

2005 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $99,000

2005 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $115,000

2007 – Allegheny County

False Arrest Case settled for $15,000

2007 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $100,000

2007 – Allegheny County

Bus Accident Case settled for $99,000

2008 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $130,000

2008 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $252,000

2008 – Allegheny County

Premises Liability Case with questionable insurance coverage settled for $90,000.

2009 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $50,000

2009 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $35,000

2009 – Allegheny County

Premises Liability Case settled for $40,000

2010 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $45,000

2011 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $125,000

2012 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $150,000

2015 – Allegheny County

Auto Accident Case settled for $104,000

2017 – Allegheny County

Medical Malpractice Settled for $190,000

2010 – Beaver County

2010 – Premises Liability Case settled for $52,500.00

2003 – Bucks County

An auto accident fatality that the insurance company chose initially to defend since it had 2 experts contending the accident was the fault of the deceased- the wife of our client. After extensive discovery and the retention of possibly the best accident re constructionist in the Philadelphia area as our expert, the case was settled for $1 Million

2006 – Chester County

Auto Accident Case settled for $265,000

2014 – Fayette County

Auto Accident Case settled for $40,000

2013 – Lackawanna County

Auto Accident Case settled for $45,000

2008 – Washington County

C.H. came to our firm with a $500 offer for cervical strain as a result of an auto accident. After months of negotiation, case was settled for $25,000.

1998 – Westmoreland County

Robert E. Mielnicki, Esq. represented N.M. who was injured in an automobile accident. The party responsible had $100,000 in insurance coverage. The insurance company chose to play hardball since there was almost no damage to either car. After a somewhat lengthy jury trial for an automobile case, Attorney Mielnicki obtained a judgment for his client of $310,000. The insurance company ended up paying the entire amount since it offered no money at all to settle the case.

1998 – Westmoreland County

Auto Accident Case settled for $100,000

2013 – Westmoreland County

Auto Accident Case settled for $75,000

1998 – Steubenville, Ohio

Auto Accident Case settled for $200,000

1998 – United States District Court – Western Pa

Insurance Bad Faith Case settled for $100,000

2004 – United States District Court-Western PA

Civil Rights Case (malicious prosecution/false arrest) was settled for $50,000.

2005 – United States District Court – Western PA

Civil Rights Case (malicious prosecution) settled for $ 25,000

2006 – United States District Court-Western PA

Civil Rights Case (excessive force) was settled for $65,000

2008 – United States District Court-Western PA

Civil Rights Case (false arrest) settled for $15,000

2009 – United States District Court-Middle District PA

FTCA (VA Negligence) Case settled for $400,000

2014 – United States District Court-Western PA

Civil Rights Case (excessive force) settled for $70,000

Disclaimer: How much any personal injury client receives is impossible to predict. Such depends on the particular insurance company, the county the lawsuit may be filed in and in the event of a jury trial, the composition of the jury.