Commonwealth v. Stutler 2009 PA Super 30 (2/11/2009)

Topic: Use of Statements Made as a Result of Plea Negotiations

Summary: Where the defendant’s statement is involuntary and/or solicited and the defendant is under arrest, statements made as a result of a plea negotiation are not admissible at trial, even where the defendant’s reneges on the plea agreement. The fact that the District Attorney did not personally deliver the offer does not mean that the plea bargain is not, in fact, a plea bargain.

http://www.pacourts.us/OpPosting/Superior/out/S47009_08.pdf