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  • Administrative Hearing Required for SORNA II
    Administrative Hearing Required for SORNA II

    An administrative hearing is required of the Pennsylvania State Police prior to assigning sex offender to a “Tier” for a non-Pennsylvania conviction. In an recent en banc decision announced by the ...

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  • Expungements, Pardons and the New Clean Slate Law
    Expungements, Pardons and the New Clean Slate Law

    * Expungement - The removal of information so that there is no trace or indication that such information existed. The elimination of all identifiers which may be used to trace the identity of an ...

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  • SORNA - Act 10 And 29 of February 21, 2018 Faces Constitutional Challenge
    SORNA - Act 10 And 29 of February 21, 2018 Faces Constitutional Challenge

    The newest iteration of the Sexual Offenders Registration and Notification Act (Act 10 and 29 of February 21, 2018, eff. immed.) was determined by a County Judge in Montgomery to be unconstitutional ...

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  • Engle Named Independent General Counsel for the Harrisburg ICA
    Engle Named Independent General Counsel for the Harrisburg ICA

    At its meeting held on April 24, 2019, the Harrisburg Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (“ICA”) named Jeffrey Engle, Esq. as its independent general counsel. The ICA consists of a five member ...

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  • "Chalking Tires" is an Unconstitutional Search

    In the wake of U.S. v. Jones (GPS device attached to the car to monitor movement- illegal search), the 6 th Circuit Court of Appeals has rendered a similar determination. That is, the monitoring of ...

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  • Use of
    Use of "Similar Crimes" Evidence by the Defense

    In Pennsylvania, we tend to hear about how the prosecution is able to use “evidence of prior bad acts” to show the defendant’s character only if it’s being used to prove “motive, opportunity, intent, ...

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