BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Au

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in Blog |

Commonwealth v. John Au  2009 PA Super 231 (12/01/2009) Topic: Suppression of Evidence – Mere Encounter vs. Investigative Detention Summary: Where an officer approaches a vehicle to see if the occupants are in need of help, the mere encounter is transformed to an investigative detention when the officer persists in asking questions after he has received information showing the occupants are not in need of help. Illustration: The defendant...

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BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Perry

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Case Law Summaries |

Commonwealth v. Thomas A. Perry, Jr.  2009 PA Super 196 (10/06/2009) Topic: DUI – Reasonable Suspicion for a Traffic Stop Summary: When an officer observes a driver operating a vehicle in such a fashion that there is the potential for an accident, there is reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle. http://www.aopc.org/OpPosting/Superior/out/s38036_09.pdf Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...

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