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  • How Can the Police Prove I was Possessing with the Intent to Deliver?
    How Can the Police Prove I was Possessing with the Intent to Deliver?

    Possession with the intent to deliver may be inferred from the circumstances. However, it still must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has made clear that a defendant ...

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  • Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About Field Sobriety Tests
    Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About Field Sobriety Tests

    Field Sobriety Tests provide the officer with probable cause for an arrest for DUI if done properly Standard field sobriety tests often provide a police officer with the first significant opportunity ...

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  • Synthetic Drugs and the Problem with Police Identification
    Synthetic Drugs and the Problem with Police Identification

    There currently exist no field test protocols for synthetic drugs. By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini , Drug Defense Attorney, Harrisburg, PA A recent amendment to the PA Drug, Device and Cosmetic ...

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    The "Collective Knowledge" Doctrine and Suppression

    The "collective knowledge" doctrine, sometimes called the "fellow officer rule" allows one officer to possess probable cause and impute it to other officers . In a recent decision, the Superior Court ...

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  • Privacy and Technology- Interception of iPad Messages
    Privacy and Technology- Interception of iPad Messages

    iPad was not an "electronic, mechanical or other device" within § 5702 because it was not the functional equivalent of a telephone In Commonwealth v. Diego , 2015 Pa. Super. LEXIS 367, *1, 2015 PA ...

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  • Coercive Police Interview Techniques
    Coercive Police Interview Techniques

    Police interviewers often go from the assumption that the suspect is guilty. It is my firm position that no one should ever go into the police station without an attorney to be interviewed. Guilty or ...

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