Tag: #Sentencing

Commonwealth v. Wright

The Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated the defendant’s sentence for simple assault because the lower court erred in awarding restitution to The Phia Group, a recovery and reimbursement subrogation vendor. The

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Commonwealth v. Risoldi

The Pennsylvania Superior Court heard this case for the second time. In this iteration, the defendant challenged her sentence, arguing that the sentence was illegal because the sentencing court did

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Commonwealth v. Conklin

The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that the lower court did not impose a vindictive sentence. The lower court re-sentenced the defendant after the Superior Court vacated the defendant’s original sentence.

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Commonwealth v. Miller

After the Miller and Montgomery decisions, the trial court resentenced the defendant, a juvenile lifer, to imprisonment of 55 years to life. The defendant appealed, challenging the legality of the

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United States v. Abreu

The Third Circuit vacated the defendant’s sentence and held that conspiracy to commit a crime of violence does not count as a “crime of violence” for purposes of § 2K2.1.

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United States v. Dawson

The Third Circuit revisited the career offender enhancement under the Sentencing Guidelines and the recent decision in United States v. Nasir. The District Court agreed with the probation department that

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State v. Zingis

The New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the defendant’s conviction for DWI but vacated his sentence as a second-time offender. The Court “reviewed the record, including the body camera recording of

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Commonwealth v. Redmond

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s consecutive sentences. The defendant pleaded guilty to two DUI-related offenses on two dockets. The lower court imposed consecutive sentences, and the defendant appealed.

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State v. Amer

The defendant appealed to the New Jersey Appellate Division from his convictions based on a string of “smash and grab” burglaries. Before trial, he was held pursuant to the Interstate

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Commonwealth v. Velez

En route to affirming the sentencing court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court published a rare opinion dealing solely with challenges to the discretionary aspect of a sentence. The defendant pled guilty

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