Commonwealth v. Edwards

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered whether recklessly endangering another person (REAP) merges with aggravated assault under the merger statute. The defendant drove erratically, striking a car occupied by three people, a plethora of parked cars, and eventually a toddler on his bicycle. Among other charges, he was convicted of REAP and aggravated assault. He received … Read more

Commonwealth v. Crawford

In Commonwealth v. Crawford, the defendant appealed his convictions of numerous fraud-related charges in three consolidated cases. Essentially, he was found guilty of lying about his status as a military veteran to join and defraud an American Legion post. On appeal, the defendant argued that the offense of misrepresenting veteran status is unconstitutional, that the … Read more

Commonwealth v. Reslink

In Commonwealth v. Reslink, the defendant appealed his sentence after he was convicted of molesting his nephew. The Pennsylvania Superior Court held that the trial court did not err when, at sentencing, the court did not merge two counts of indecent assault. The Court found that one count was based on a course of conduct, … Read more

Commonwealth v. Talley

In Commonwealth v. Tallley, the Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s convictions for stalking and related crimes. On appeal, the defendant unsuccessfully argued that the trial court erred when: 1. it denied his 600B motion; 2. it sentenced him on two different sections of PA’s stalking statute; and 3. it admitted screenshots of text messages from … Read more