Important Criminal Law News and Articles

Commonwealth vs Bell

THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPERIOR COURT ISSUED A PUBLISHED OPINION, IN A CASE PROSECUTED AND ARGUED BY ATTORNEY CIUCA, HOLDING THAT EVIDENCE OF A DRIVER’S REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO CHEMICAL TESTING IS ADMISSIBLE AT TRIAL TO SHOW CONSCIOUSNESS OF GUILT IN A DUI PROSECUTION

Commonwealth vs Ennels

THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPERIOR COURT ISSUED A PUBLISHED OPINION AFFIRMING THE SUPPRESSION OF BLOOD TEST RESULTS IN A DRUG RELATED DUI DUE TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN BIRCHFIELD v. NORTH DAKOTA

Commonwealth vs Myers

THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT ISSUED AN OPINION HOLDING THAT ACTUAL, VOLUNTARY CONSENT FOR BLOOD DRAWS MUST BE GIVEN BY AN ARRESTEE NOTWITHSTANDING THE EXISTENCE OF IMPLIED CONSENT STATUTES