Case Results

Below is a sample of representative cases handled by Mr. Donatoni. They are arranged by type of case and case outcome. They begin with Not Guilty verdicts. The next section is “Declinations”, which is extremely important as it involves representation before charges are filed. This is an often overlooked, but critical part of effective representation. Finally, we present some representative cases including Child Pornography, Theft, Child Abuse and Public Corruption:

Not Guilty – Jury Trial of man allegedly as being the head of a drug organization charged in Federal Court with Criminal Conspiracy which would have resulted in a mandatory life sentence if convicted, Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

Not Guilty – Jury Trial of a doctor charged with Sexual Assault of a nurse in Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Not Guilty – two separate jury trials with individuals charged with Rape and related offenses in Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Not Guilty – Jury Trial of a former CEO of a Charter School in a Financial Fraud and Obstruction of Justice case, Federal Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

Not Guilty – Jury Trial in Chester County, Pennsylvania of a client charged with Aggravated Assault based on self-defense;

Not Guilty – Jury Trial of Public Official in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania for allegedly stealing public monies;

Not Guilty – Jury Trial in Delaware County, Pennsylvania of young woman charged with Murder and related offenses;

Not Guilty – of Murder and related offenses after jury trial of a young woman charged with Murder and Conspiracy in Delaware County, Pennsylvania;

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity – of Kidnapping and Theft charges, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania;

Not Guilty – two police officers in seperate incidents after jury trial charges with excessive force in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania;

Not Guilty – Jury Trial on charges of Aggravated Assault and other related offenses by jury in Chester County, Pennsylvania based on self-defense;

Pre-Trial dismissal – of Theft and Conspiracy charges as DeMinimis – Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Pre-Trial dismissal – of multiple Counts of Felony Wiretap violations in Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Pre-Trial dismissal – of all charges against client in a child sex abuse case prior to trial. The accused had been under charges for approximately four years after which Mr. Donatoni earned a dismissal of all charges against the client prior to trial. Chester County, Pennsylvania, 2016;


Declination – of case involving allegations of multiple ounce sales of cocaine, Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Declination – of child pornography charges, Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Declination – of charges of a student at a private liberal arts college alleged to have committed a sexual assault;

Declination – of Child Pornography investigation, Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Declination – of high ranking Public School Official in Grand Jury Corruption investigation in Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Declination –  of Child Abuse case in Chester County, Pennsylvania where the father was alleged to have sexually assaulted children;

Declination –  parents investigated for either sexual and/or physical abuse of their children in Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Immunity and Declination – of client allegedly involved in false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and creation of explosive devices – Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

Declination – of Possession with the Intent to Deliver charges in Chester County, Pennsylvania;

Declination of Federal prosecution – of former high level toxicologist employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding alleged misuse of public funds. United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania;

Declination  of charges – of student at a private college alleged to have committed a “date” rape;

Successful representation – of a high level state political figure – United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;

Successful Defense –  in a large ($10 million) Public Corruption case brought by the Attorney General of Pennsylvania in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Client received probation;

Successful Defense – of woman charged with Murder based on “Battered Woman” defense charged with killing her husband. Client guilty of only misdemeanor offense;

Successful Defense – of Child Pornography cases in Chester, Delaware Montgomery and Lehigh Counties, Pennsylvania;

Successful Defense – of a college student charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance for conspiracy to transport Marijuana from Oregon to Pennsylvania for resale – probation to misdemeanors in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania;

Successful Defense – of multiple counts of Possession with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine in Delaware County, Pennsylvania;

Successful Defense – of all charges against client in a child sex abuse case prior to trial. The accused had been under charges for approximately four years after which Mr. Donatoni earned a dismissal of all charges against the client prior to trial, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 2016;

Representation of witnesses before Investigating Statewide Grand Jury at the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General investigation and prosecution of former State Senator Lenore Washington in a Public Corruption case.

Representation of multiple witnesses before the Statewide Investigating Grand Jury in both Pittsburgh and Harrisburg during the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s investigation and prosecution of Corruption and Misuse of Public Funds within the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.