Violation of Probation Hearings

PA SUPER. COURT: VOP REQUIRES VIOLATION OF SPECIFIC CONDITION/NEW CRIME The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Giliam, No. 3882 EDA 2016.  In this case the Superior Court held that to violate probation a defendant must either; 1.) violate a specific condition of probation; or 2.) commit a new crime.  It […]

Philadelphia Real Estate Law

Motion to Lift Detainer

MOTION TO LIFT DETAINER: GETTING A DEFENDANT OUT OF PRISON In Philadelphia, a Defendant who violates the terms of his probation or picks up a new case may get a detainer.  A detainer is a legal mechanism that prevents a defendant from being released from prison until he sees his judge.  In order to remove […]