In Comm. v. Ennels, the Pennsylvania Superior Court Held Consent To A Blood Test Cannot Lawfully Be Based On The Threat Of Enhanced Criminal Penalties

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently decided the case of Commonwealth v. Ennels, which held that the DL-26 form, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation form used by the police to advise drivers suspected of driving under the influence of Pennsylvania’s...

A take on Commonwealth v. Arter: The Exclusionary Rule and Motions to Suppress Evidence at Parole and Probation Revocation Hearings

Although the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down the opinion in Commonwealth v. Arter (Pa. 2016) over three months ago, on December 28, 2016, its importance to Pennsylvania jurisprudence, as it relates to the application of the exclusionary rule for...

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...