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BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Israel Santiago

Commonwealth v. Israel Santiago J-34-2009 (8/25/2009)Topic: Motion to Withdraw – Anders BriefSummary: When filing an Anders Brief, counsel must include an explanation for why s/he believes that the issues the defendant wishes to raise on appeal are wholly...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Steven Gravely

Commonwealth v. Steven Gravely J-190-2008 (5/27/2009)Topic: Criminal Appeals – Extension of time to file a Statement Pursuant to Pa.R.A.P. 1925(b)Summary: An appellant must request an extension of time to file a Concise Statement of Matters Complained of on...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Michael Burton

Commonwealth v. Michael Burton 2009 PA Super 87 (5/13/2009)Topic: Statement Pursuant to 1925(b) – Waiver – Late FilingSummary: The late filing of a 1925(b) statement is per se ineffectiveness. Therefore, the late filing of a 1925(b) statement will be...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. O’Malley

Commonwealth v. O’Malley 2008 PA Super 224 Topic: Sentencing Summary: If you negotiate a sentence, you can’t come back and challenge the discretionary aspects of sentencing. Click to access s36045_08.pdf Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click...
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