Tag: #PCRA

Commonwealth v. Crumbley

The Pennsylvania Superior Court dealt with what will surely become a common issue in light of Commonwealth v. Bradley: claims of ineffective assistance of counsel raised for the first time

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Commonwealth v. Kennedy

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the denial of the defendant’s fourth PCRA petition because it was untimely. In 2011, the defendant filed his first PCRA petition, which the lower court

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Commonwealth v. Mullen

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the denial of post-conviction relief in a case that involved a warrantless search of a third-party residence during the execution of an arrest warrant. The

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Commonwealth v. Wharton

In this capital case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the defendant’s fourth PCRA petition. The defendant raised three issues on appeal. First, the Court held that, because

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Commonwealth v. Bishop

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed an order denying the defendant’s PCRA petition wherein he made numerous allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel. And in doing so, the Court gave a

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Commonwealth v. Bradley

In a landmark decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held “that a PCRA petitioner may, after a PCRA court denies relief, and after obtaining new counsel or acting pro se, raise

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Commonwealth v. Reid

To avoid the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s “frustration” with Appellant’s brief, counsel should have hired the ghostwriting pros at Sullivan | Simon. This was a direct appeal from an order dismissing

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Commonwealth v. Davis

In a collateral attack proceeding, the Commonwealth agreed with the defendant that he should be resentenced based on Alleyne. At the hearing, the lower court stated that the defendant’s “original

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Commonwealth v. Campbell

The defendant was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and related offenses for his role in a 2013 building collapse that killed and injured multiple people at a Salvation Army thrift store

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Commonwealth v. Zack

The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion regarding Megan’s Law III, sexually violent predators, SORNA I, Commonwealth v. Muniz, Commonwealth v. Neiman, and other related provisions. The opinion is best

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