Tag: #Probation

Commonwealth v. Conley

Relying on Commonwealth v. Simmons, the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated the the defendant’s sentence for a violation of probation. While on parole, the defendant violated his terms of supervision. He

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Commonwealth v. Carr

The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a sentencing court erred and abused its discretion by imposing unreasonable and inappropriate probation conditions. Appellant pleaded guilty to indecent assault of an adult

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Commonwealth v. Simmons

An en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a landmark decision regarding a trial court’s authority to revoke probation. The Court interpreted 42 Pa.C.S. § 9721 and §

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Commonwealth v. Stanley

The defendant was on probation for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, pursuant to Megan’s Law III. Later, he was found to be in violation of his probation and

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United States v. Melvin

In United States v. Melvin, the 3rd Circuit clarified the standard for evaluating motions for early termination of supervision pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583(e). The Court disavowed two prior non-precedential

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Commonwealth v. Shires

In Commonwealth v. Shires, the PA Superior Court discussed the distinction and significance of conditions of probation and/or parole imposed by the sentencing court, and conditions of supervision, which can

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Commonwealth v. Starr

The defendant entered guilty pleas to certain charges in the Allegheny County Sex Offender Court and received a probation tail to his sentence. One condition of his probation was that

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Gass v. 52nd Jud. Dist.

The PA Supreme Court exercised its King’s Bench authority to consider whether Lebanon County courts and probation departments may prohibit a probationer from using medical marijuana where that probationer otherwise

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