Commonwealth v. Eid

Commonwealth v. Eid presented the Pennsylvania Supreme Court with constitutional challenges to the Vehicle Code’s enhancement of sentences for those who refuse chemical testing after driving under a suspended license. The Court concluded that the evidence was sufficient to sustain the defendant’s conviction for refusing to submit to a warrantless breath test, which, unlike a warrantless blood draw, does not violate established constitutional safeguards against unreasonable searches and seizures. However, the Court vacated the defendant’s sentence because the sentencing statute in question failed to specify a maximum term and thus was unconstitutionally vague.

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