Criminal Lawyer Update: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentence in Sex Case

On June 20, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Pennsylvania v. Wolfe, with the opinion authored by Chief Justice Saylor, struck down the mandatory minimum sentencing provisions of 42 Pa.C.S. § 9718, which mandated for mandatory minimums for certain offenses...

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...