Totality of circumstances deemed sufficient to override protections of 4th Amendment
"Privacy is not something that I am entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite." -Marlon Brando
Privilege provided by law may not apply to victims of sexual abuse who are interviewed at a hospital for "forensic" purposes
Enhancements for multiple convictions under former Megan's Law now resolved by Commonwealth Court to a "single criminal episode."
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court determines that an auto search no longer requires probable cause and warrant or exigent circumstances. Only probable cause is needed.
A criminal conviction may have severe repercussions for a professional career and licensing
Collateral consequences have evolved over the years for criminal defendants as a result of criminal convictions
With LENS, Offender Data Quickly Reaches Officers on Beat leading to more arrests at the scene.
The PA State Police lack the statutory authority to do "letter adjudications" of individuals released from incarceration or on probation as sex offenders.
I recently blogged in April 2013, that a County judge upheld a plea agreement over mandatory registration requirements. That decision has now been upheld by the State Superior Court.