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...

Criminal Lawyer Update: United States Supreme Court Rules That GPS Monitoring of a Person Constitutes a Search, and it Grants Certiorari on Whether a State’s GPS Monitoring Program for Sex Offenders is a Reasonable Search Under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution

In Grady v. North Carolina, 575 U.S. ____ (2015) (March 30, 2015), the United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari on whether the non-consensual GPS monitoring of a sex offender constitutes an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment to the United States...

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...