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Search & Seizure (access required)

Marijuana Found During Search For Cocaine Where police discovered marijuana in defendant’s home during a search which uncovered the cocaine that served as the basis for her conviction, the trial court erred in admitting the evidence of marijuana. Evidence of ...

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Criminal (309142) (access required)

Larceny By False Pretenses Upon rehearing en banc, the court holds that the evidence does not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged false pretenses induced the owner to part with his property; to the contrary, the alleged victim ...

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Criminal – Forgery – Prejudice (access required)

Where defendant conceded forging another’s name on a financial statement in jail with the intent to defraud, the commonwealth was not required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this forgery prejudiced another’s rights; and the conviction for forgery is ...

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Criminal (309174) (access required)

Sentencing The decision of the trial court is affirmed because the record fails to show that the trial judge abused his discretion in sentencing defendant to life in the penitentiary; this issue is one which must be determined by the ...

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