Can a police officer search a home without a warrant? What about during an emergency situation or when an officer is performing a public service? A Sept. 2018 PA Supreme Court case is favorable for defendants and limits police authority to search homes without a warrant.
By a Philadelphia PA Criminal Defense Lawyer How much time in jail do you face if convicted of possession or possession with intent to deliver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? It depends on the amount of drugs and type of drugs found on the defendant. Usually, larger quantities of drugs and higher level categories of drugs result [Read more here.]
A look at recent changes to Pennsylvania search and seizure law and the collective knowledge doctrine. The collective knowledge of police officers can be used to justify a warrantless arrest or stop and pat without reasonable suspicion, even where there’s no evidence that the arresting officer had actual knowledge of the facts to form probable cause or reasonable suspicion, if a fellow officer from the same unit/investigation had such knowledge.
Can you be charged with drug possession when the drugs are not found on you? See answer by David Nenner, a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Nenner always offers FREE initial consultations.
Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer discusses impact of Miranda warnings on Pennsylvania drug cases. If Miranda warnings are not read to arrested individuals and the individuals make incriminating statements thereafter, heir case may be dismissed.
In Philadelphia criminal defense cases, whether it is a homicide case, weapons case or a drug related case, the prosecution has the burden to prove that the defendant committed the crime. As such, the prosecution has to provide evidence to prove the defendant’s guilt, i.e., a weapon, eye witness testimony, drugs or other types of [Read more here.]
Philadelphia police will stop individuals when they have reasonable suspicion to believe that criminal activity is at hand, such as selling drugs. However, many of these stops made by the police are illegal. According to reports, about 140,000 people were stopped in 2016, and 35,000 people were stopped illegally.* In order to stop someone, the [Read more here.]