In the News: Drug warrants issued in Penn Hills

Posted by on Nov 20, 2009 in Blog |

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that eight Allegheny County law enforcement agencies coordinated to execute 20 arrest and 18 search warrants for various drug charges in the Penn Hills area. While some warrants remained to be issued, at least 9 individuals were arrested. For more information, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09324/1015063-100.stm?cmpid=latest.xml Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share...

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In the News: Alleged Pittsburgh drug ring “busted”

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in Blog |

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has arrested individuals alleged to be part of a cocaine-selling drug ring based in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.  Fourteen people face charges related to the drug ring. For more information, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09320/1013937-100.stm?cmpid=latest.xml Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens...

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BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Rowe

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in Blog |

Commonwealth v. Collin Rowe 2009 PA Super 215 (11/12/2009) Topic: Warrantless Entry – Motion to Suppress Summary: A police officer must be able to identify exigent circumstances to justify a warrantless entry into a home.  An open door during the “typical waking hours of the night” with no other facts showing exigency is insufficient to justify a warrantless entry. Facts: During a nighttime storm that caused downed powerlines,...

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BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Steven Smith

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Blog |

Commonwealth v. Steven T. Smith 2009 PA Super 209 (10/30/2009) Topic: Drug Offenses – Mandatory Sentences – Sentencing Entrapment and Sentencing Manipulation Summary: If the Commonwealth prolongs an investigation in order to increase a defendant’s sentence, the mandatory sentence will not apply to the latter sentences. Facts: The Attorney General’s Drug Strike Force made four controlled drug buys from Steven T. Smith...

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