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High Profile Cases – In the News




“Surprised friends knew accused road rage killer as ‘cool, calm'”
(July 3, 2017)

 Criminal attorney Daniel McGarrigle’s Chester County, PA First Degree Murder case was featured in a Philly.com article. The case involves alleged charges of a road rage killing. (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/surprised-friends-knew-accused-road-rage-killer-cool-calm-20170703.html)

“Day care worker charged after video appears to show her pushing child down the stairs”
(March 7, 2017)

Firm founder Daniel McGarrigle’s Delaware County, PA criminal case featured in a national news article. (http://abcnews.go.com/US/day-care-worker-charged-video-appears-show-pushing/story?id=45971702)


“‘Tainted’ cop gets his job back”
(November 20, 2014)

Daniel McGarrigle goes on record with Philly.com, discussing the Philadelphia Police corruption scandal: “I’m shocked and outraged but somehow not surprised,” said attorney Daniel McGarrigle, who represented a Jordanian smoke shop merchant who told investigators that Cujdik’s squad destroyed his surveillance cameras and stole money and merchandise. (www.philly.com/philly/news/20141120_Tainted_cop_gets_his_job_back.html)

Result: Mr. McGarrigle’s client was acquitted of all charges including PWID (Possession with Intent to Deliver) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Daily Local News

“Jury: Not Guilty”
(March 1, 2008)

Charges: Murder
A Chester County jury found Daniel McGarrigle’s client “Not Guilty” after a murder trial, involving a 30 year old homicide.

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“Glen Mills man faces child-pornography rap”
(June 3, 2011)

Charges: Possession of Child Pornography
Summary: 20 year old Glen Mills (Delco, PA) man facing child porn charges after investigation by the Delaware County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The sentence was 11½ to 23 months in prison, mostly on electronic home monitoring. (www.delcotimes.com)

“Of The Law, A ‘Mistake’ & The Scent Of Skunk”
(April 23, 2012)

Charges: Murder
: Daniel McGarrigle’s client featured in a local news series. The case involved an appeal (Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief Act) and claims of ineffective assistance of counsel for a 1989 plea agreement which resulted in a prison sentence of life without parole. (articles.philly.com)

Daily Local News

“Pot grower sentenced to county prison”
(Sept. 28, 2011)

Charges: Manufacture of Drugs (*The client avoided a 5 year mandatory prison sentence and instead received a county jail sentence.)

Summary: Daniel McGarrigle’s case was featured in a local news paper. The case involved a large scale marijuana grow operation in Chester County, PA. (www.dailylocal.com)

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“At his sentencing, former physician’s assistant calls arrest on child sex crimes…”
(Dec. 9, 2011)

Charges: Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
Summary: Physician’s assistant in Dauphin County, PA charged with possessing child pornography and confesses to child molestation crimes. (blog.pennlive.com)

Main Line Suburban Life news

“Judge throws out rape case”
(July 16, 2010)

Charges: Rape
Summary: Local news article featured Lincoln University rape case. Daniel McGarrigle got a rape charge dismissed for his client. (www.mainlinemedianews.com)

Mercury News

“Former Hill teacher arraigned, to face charges of pursuing female student”
(Aug. 26, 2010)

Charges: Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Summary: A former high school teacher was arrested and charged with sexual misconduct with a student in Lower Pottsgrove, Montgomery County, PA. (www.pottsmerc.com)

Sun Gazette

“Judge grants cop’s request to withdraw plea”
(Oct. 13, 2011)

Summary:  Mr. McGarrigle’s client, a police officer, was able to withdraw his plea in a Lycoming County criminal case involving a Theft charge. (www.sungazette.com)

Montgomery Media

“Drug suspect waives hearing”
(June 29, 2012)

Charges: Manufacture of Drugs
Summary: The article featured a large scale drug (methamphetamine) bust in Montgomery County, PA. Mr. McGarrigle’s client was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance. (www.montgomerynews.com)

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