Tag: #CriminalLaw

Commonwealth v. Taylor

The lower court convicted the defendant of charges related to the sexual assault of a four-year-old. He raised numerous issues on appeal with the Pennsylvania Superior Court, which denied each

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State v. Thompson

The New Jersey Supreme Court dealt with N.J.S.A. 2C:1-6(c), which states that a statute of limitations does not start to run until the State has both the physical evidence and

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Commonwealth v. Wright

The Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated the defendant’s sentence for simple assault because the lower court erred in awarding restitution to The Phia Group, a recovery and reimbursement subrogation vendor. The

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Commonwealth v. Farkas

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s conviction of Medicaid Fraud—Submission of False Information. The defendant received money from Medicaid for caring for her elderly father. But she had other

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Commonwealth v. Wolf

The Pennsylvania Superior Court swatted away the defendant’s challenges to his registration obligations under Subchapter H of SORNA, 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 9799.10-9799.42. The defendant claimed that the registration requirements amounted

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United States v. Adams

The Speedy Trial Act requires that a criminal defendant be tried within seventy days of arraignment or indictment or to have all charges dismissed. The defendant here was not tried

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Commonwealth v. Dixon

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s second-degree murder, conspiracy, and robbery convictions. The Court disposed of the defendant’s four claims: 1.) the trial court erred in denying his motion

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Commonwealth v. Landis

The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed one of the rarest orders: the grant of a new trial because the verdict was against the weight of the evidence. The case centered around

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Commonwealth v. Anderson

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the order that granted the defendant’s suppression motion. The Commonwealth contended the lower court erred in categorizing the police officers’ interaction with the defendant as

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Commonwealth v. Risoldi

The Pennsylvania Superior Court heard this case for the second time. In this iteration, the defendant challenged her sentence, arguing that the sentence was illegal because the sentencing court did

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