Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Update: Passenger’s Nervousness and Movements Appearing to Be Reaching Beneath Seat During Nighttime Car Stop Enough to Justify Reasonable Suspicion for Protective Weapons Search

Criminal lawyers in Philadelphia need to be aware of cases where police claim their clients appeared nervous and made furtive movements.  The latest case on this issue is Commonwealth v. Buchert, — A.3d —, 2013 WL 1499347 (Apr. 12, 2013) from the...

Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Update: Commonwealth Must Prove Causation Was “Direct and Substantial Factor” in Aggravated Assault By Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

In a new opinion in Commonwealth v. Spotti, 2013 WL 1490996, — A.3d — (April 12, 2013), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed defendant’s conviction for aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI because the defendant’s reckless driving...