Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Update: Pennsylvania Superior Court Weighs In on GPS Tracking Devices Under the Wiretap Act in Two Recent Cases

The Pennsylvania Superior Court rules that defendants must have a reasonable expectation of privacy to enjoy the evidentiary exclusionary rule provided in the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (“WESCA”) and that authorization orders issued...

Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Update: Nervousness of Driver of Car During Late Night Traffic Stop for Tinted Window Violation Insufficient to Justify Police Protective Weapons Search

In Commonwealth v. Cartegena, — A.3d —-, 2013 WL 239082 (Pa. Super. 2013) (en banc), the Pennsylvania Superior Court has recently held that the nervousness of a driver during a traffic stop does not, in itself, justify a protective search of a car for...