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Involuntary Search or Legal Procedure?

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Middle District ruled that the consent that Appellant, Randy Jesus Valdivia “Valdivia” gave to Pennsylvania State Troopers Jeremy Hoy and David Long to search his van did not extend to a canine search 40 minutes later. In 2013, Troopers Hoy and Long stopped Valdivia’s white minivan after he did not

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Carpenter v. United States and the warrantless search and seizure of cell phone records

In the age of digital media and cellular devices, constant information and correspondence is circulated among individuals. In fact, according to recent statistics, there are nearly 224.3 smartphone users in the United States, with approximately 2 billion users globally.   While cell phones have proved to advance the rapidness of communication among people and the

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PA House Bill 163 Amends Drivers’ License Suspensions for Underages and Drug Offenses

PA Governor Tom Wolf on Oct. 24, 2018 signed approval upon Act 95 which was enacted from PA House Bill 163 to amend Titles 4 (Amusements), 18 (Crimes and Offenses), and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes in relation to the suspension of drivers’ licenses for a conviction of PA Law §6308 and corresponding

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Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law Signed into Effect Next Month by Gov. Tom Wolf

PA Governor Tom Wolf on Friday Oct. 19 signed into law new criminal penalties for hazing in light of the death of Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza.   Present for Wolf’s signature of PA Senate Bill 1090 included Tim’s parents Jim and Evelyn Piazza, his brother Michael, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) President Eric

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