Philadelphia Jury Trial Lawyer on Advantages of Litigation

Jury Selection

A Philadelphia Jury Trial Lawyer may help a defendant achieve a superior outcome over an attorney who only litigates waiver trials before a judge. Jury trials are nuanced in that they afford different constitutional protections than a waiver trial. In a jury trial all twelve jurors must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant […]

Litigating a Rule 600 Motion to Dismiss or Motion for Bail

Litigating a Rule 600 Motion to Dismiss or Motion for Bail

What is Rule 600? In Pennsylvania, every citizen has a right to a prompt trial.  Under Pennsylvania Rule 600, an individual is eligible for release on nominal bail if he is incarcerated for more than 180 days before his trial.  Further, the Rule states that trial shall commence within 365 days.  In reality, most significant […]

Self Defense in Pennsylvania

Self Defense in Pennsylvania

Self Defense in Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recently affirmed the case of Commonwealth v. Torres through Commonwealth v. Lineman, holding that the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant did not act in self-defense, when there is evidence of self defense raised by the Defendant. This is a major decision, as […]