Tag: #WeightoftheEvidence

Commonwealth v. Landis

The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed one of the rarest orders: the grant of a new trial because the verdict was against the weight of the evidence. The case centered around

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Commonwealth v. Fallon

Though no one saw the defendant inside a vehicle, the Pennsylvania Superior Court nonetheless held that the defendant’s conviction for DUI was supported by sufficient evidence and was not against

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Commonwealth v. Holt

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the defendant’s death sentence. The defendant unsuccessfully argued eight issues: 1.) Sufficiency of the evidence; 2.) Weight of the evidence; 3.) The Commonwealth’s alleged failure

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Commonwealth v. Fuentes

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendant’s convictions but remanded because the trial court did not credit him for pretrial confinement. A jury convicted the defendant of committing sex crimes

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Commonwealth v. James

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the defendants convictions for simple assault, reckless endangerment, and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure. Appellant and the victim got into a fistfight in

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Commonwealth v. Rogers

This case offers another example of why you should hire the pros at Sullivan | Simon to ghostwrite your appellate briefs. The defendant alleged the verdict was against the weight of

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Commonwealth v. Dirosa

In Commonwealth v. Dirosa, the defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence for his DUI conviction, 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802(c). The defendant argued that the evidence did not establish he

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