Category: arrested

Superior Court makes mandatory minimums unconstitutional

In a recent case, of  Commonwealth v. Blackney, — A.3d —-, 2016 WL 7322797, 2016 PA Super 287 (Dec. 16, 2016), The Superior Court reasoned that the mandatory minimum provisions requiring a mandatory minimum sentence for a second or subsequent offense of failing to register as a sex offender, is unconstitutional. The court concluded that applicable section […]

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Buying guns for others does not pay!

Recently, an Aston woman was arrested for purchasing two guns for her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was ineligible to purchase the guns because he was previously committed to a psychiatric hospital. According to the story, the girlfriend lied in her application and to the Police about the purchase.  Preventing guns from being passed onto ineligible individuals was behind […]

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New Supreme Court Decision may affect your DUI

In a recent Supreme Court decision, Birchfield v. North Dakota. The United States Supreme Court held in three consolidated appeals that the Fourth Amendment permits warrantless breath tests incident to arrest for drunk driving, but not warrantless blood tests. The cases came from Minnesota and North Dakota, states where drivers are criminally penalized for refusing to submit to […]

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