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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...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Rowe

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...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Boich

Commonwealth v. Daryl Boich 2009 PA Super 195 (10/06/2009) Topic: Rape Charges – Sex Crime – Involuntary Psychiatric Evaluation of a Witness/Victim Summary: A court may not compel a witness/victim to submit to an involuntary psychiatric evaluation unless...
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