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June 2014 Archives

Pennsylvania Rule regarding Release Criteria for Bail Motions

Bail is an issue that is dealt with as the case is making its way through the criminal justice process to trial.  Bail is set in cases for 2 reasons: 1. to ensure the defendant will show up to all court appearances and 2. to protect any potential victims or the community at large.  Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 523 sets forth specific factors a judge should consider when determining if it is appropriate to lower someone's bail:

Change to Chester County, Pennsylvania Intermediate Punishment Program

As of April of this year, Chester County changed portions of its Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP).  One of the most significant changes that occurred is that those individuals who have been charged with their 3rd Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within ten years and who have a B.A.C. of .16 or higher or who have refused testing are no longer eligible for IPP in Chester County.  

PA Supreme Court bars expert testimony in "false confession" cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that the defense is NOT permitted to call an expert witness who would testify about "false confessions."  Social scientists have spent a number of years studying a phenomenon known as the "false confession."  

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overturns Warrant Requirement for Vehicle Searches

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recently overturned hundreds of years of Pennsylvania Constitutional Law with its recent decision regarding the warrant requirement and vehicle searches.

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