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BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Doty

Commonwealth v. Christopher Doty  2010 PA Super 105 (06/09/2010) Topic: Fugitive Status – Waiver v. Forfeiture of Appellate Rights – Challenging an Illegal Sentence Summary: When a defendant becomes a fugitive from justice during the appellate period, he...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Rodriguez

Commonwealth v. Lenora Rodriguez 2010 PA Super 14 (1/29/2010) Topic: Retail Theft – Intent Element of the Offense Summary: To convict a defendant of Retail Theft, the Commonwealth must prove that she had intent to permanently deprive the store of the...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Young

Commonwealth v. Gaylend L. Young 2010 PA Super 2 (1/06/2010) Topic: Admissibility of  Evidence of Prior Crime When Defendant is Acquitted – Prior Bad Acts Summary: Under Pa.R.E. 404, the Commonwealth may admit evidence of a previous crime as a prior bad act even...
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