The appellate courts are busy making law . . . and I’m busy keeping up.

June has been a busy month, yet at the same time a relaxing one with a much-needed vacation. This month, the appellate courts haven’t let up.  I haven’t let up either, staying on top of the recent published decisions out of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court.  However, I just haven’t been able to write my usual blog summaries of … Read More

A Circumstantial DUI, A Case of Be-Careful-What-You-Ask-For, and the Kathleen Kane Case

Comm. v. Gooseby-Byrd, 2018 PA Super 134 (May 23, 2018) This was an appeal out of Delaware County.  This was a DUI case charged under 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802(a)(2), which indicates Appellant’s blood-alcohol level (BAC) was relatively low—here, 0.88% (just over the legal limit). The facts are relatively straightforward, and this case was resolved due to a credibility determination by … Read More