Commonwealth v. Koger

The defendant appealed following revocation of parole for his conviction of two crimes. He challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, arguing the Commonwealth did not establish the specific conditions of his parole and probation. The Pennsylvania Superior Court agreed and vacated. The Court cited 42 Pa.C.S. § 9754(b) and held that because the VOP court … Read more

Commonwealth v. Mayfield

Commonwealth v. Mayfield was a probation revocation case in which the Commonwealth declined the trial court’s order to file a probation revocation motion before the disposition of the defendant’s new criminal charges. As a result of the Commonwealth’s decision, the trial court entered an order removing the District Attorney’s Office from the case and appointing a … Read more

Commonwealth v. Giliam

On July 11, 2016, the defendant pleaded guilty to terroristic threats and was sentenced to three years of probation. On July 17, 2016, the defendant was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and resisting arrest. On August 29, 2016, after a Daisey Kaites VOP hearing, the court ruled that the defendant had committed crimes … Read more

Commonwealth v. Hudson

#Sentencing #VOP #CourtCosts 04/16/20- In 2010, the defendant pleaded guilty to robbery and other crimes. In the sentencing order, the trial court imposed the following conditions of probation: obtain a GED; attend job training; seek and maintain employment; and pay court costs. On February 12, 2019, the defendant appeared for a fourth VOP hearing, which … Read more