Commonwealth v. Finnecy

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court revisited the Recidivism Risk Reduction Act (“RRRI”), 61 Pa.C.S. §§ 4501-4512, in Commonwealth v. Finnecy. At the outset, the parties perhaps should have hired the professional ghostwriters at Sullivan | Simon, as the Supreme Court started its analysis by noting “both parties’ arguments are rather poor[.]” Ouch. First, the Court ruled … Read more

Commonwealth v. Bradley

The Superior Court affirmed the aggregate sentence — 17 to 34 years of incarceration for non-violent offenses — but remanded for the trial court to impose a RRRI minimum term. The Court held that, when a defendant is being sentenced for a non-violent crime, their single prior conviction for a non-enumerated crime of violence does … Read more