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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...

In the News: First Veterans placed in PGH Vet Court

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that the new Allegheny County Veteran’s Court program has started.  The program, which is targeted to non-violent offenders, is designed to keep veterans out of jail.  Program participants are required to complete a...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v Garcia-Rivera

Commonwealth v. Melvin Garcia-Rivera 2009 PA Super 213 (11/05/2009) Topic: Sentencing – Deviation from the Sentencing Guidelines – Consecutive Sentences for Multiple Deaths Arising From a Single Event Summary: 1.) When issuing a sentence in the mitigated...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Steven Smith

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...
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