In Commonwealth v. Smith, the defendant was convicted of robbery and related offenses. After the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the convictions, he sought allocatur. Before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled
In Commonwealth v. Frame, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reaffirmed its allegiance to Commonwealth v. Reid, wherein the Supreme Court held that the United States Supreme Court’s holding in Williams v.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Commonwealth v. Small overruled its prior precedent and tossed the “public record presumption.” Traditionally, a defendant, who filed a PCRA petition, could circumvent the statutory one-year