Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Com. v. R.P. (Firearm charges - Murder, Felony, Misdemeanor)

Commonwealth v. R.P.
(Non-Jury Trial)

                        Attempt to Commit the Crime of Criminal Homicide – Murder

                        2 counts - Agg. Assault with Firearm (Handgun) – Felony

                        5 counts – Misdemeanors

Case Facts:   
Defendant was alleged to have shot the victim two times at close range with the intent to kill or cause serious bodily injury.

Following a Non-Jury Trial before the Honorable Anthony M. Mariani, Defendant was found NOT GUILTY of  Murder - Attempt to Commit Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault (intentionally causing injury with a firearm), NOT GUILTY of Robbery using a firearm, GUILTY of Aggravated Assault by recklessly causing serious bodily injury using a firearm, and GUILTY of numerous Misdemeanor crimes.  Sentencing has been scheduled for October 2012.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Com. v. R.R. (Summary Appeal)

Commonwealth v. R.R. (Summary Appeal)

                        75 §3714 §§A – Carless Driving  - Summary

                        75 §3745 - Leaving Scene of Accident  - Summary

Attorney Paletta filed a Conviction Appeal for the two above referenced charges.  If found guilty on these two charges, Defendant would incur a suspension of their drivers license due to the assignment of points for these charges exceeding the number of points allowed.  In order to avoid a license suspension, a plea to an offense carrying no points or a not-guilty disposition for these two charges is necessary.  Following the conclusion of the Summary Appeal Hearing, Defendant was found Not Guilty on all charges and Defendant was no longer in jeopardy of incurring a license suspension.