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Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini
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Elisabeth Pasqualini’s Legal Cases

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  • Commonwealth v. Summerlin

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on the charges of Rape and Intimidation of a Witness/Victim following a three-day trial before Judge Deborah Essis Curcillo. Attorney Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini defended Harrisburg resident Edwin Summerlin against charges brought by his estranged girl-friend, Tracy Solomon. Ms. Solomon accused Mr. Summerlin of forcing his way into her house, sexually assaulting her, and leaving threatening messages on her voicemail. Testimony was presented that Ms. Solomon invited Mr. Summerlin into her home, had consensual relations with him and only reported the alleged rape several days later when Mr. Summerlin made it clear that the relationship had ended. Judge Essis Curcillo charged the jury on Thursday morning and the jury returned with their verdict shortly after lunch the same day.
  • Commonwealth v. Erlston

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 19, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Attorney Pasqualini won a Not Guilty verdict for her client J.E. today in Dauphin County court on two felony gun charges. A gun was found under the passenger seat, where her client, Earlston, had been seated, during a search of a car following a traffic stop. Only Earlston and the driver were in the car at the time it was stopped. On cross examination, the judge refused to allow Ms. Pasqualini to question the officer about the driver's then pending gun charge and a juvenile gun arrest. The officer cited the driver's history as the reasoning for the "sweep" of the car in an earlier proceeding. The Commonwealth was permitted to argue that Earlston must have known the gun was under the seat because an officer said he tried to run from the scene, yet Earlston was denied the right to testify that he knew the driver had a history with guns and that his reason for leaving the scene was that he was afraid of what the driver might have had in the car. Although a defendant has no obligation to take the stand to tell his side of the story, Earlston wanted to testify and explain why he tried to leave the scene. Aside from seeming nervous, his alleged flight was the only thing that set him apart from the driver, who wasn't charged but also was in arm's length of the gun. Even without the defendant's very relevant testimony in this matter, the jury took approximately 20 minutes to return with a verdict of "Not Guilty."
  • United States v. Fraguela-Casanova

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Outcome:
    Evidence Suppressed
    Description:
    In excess of $2 million of stolen, untaxed cigarettes suppressed as a result of unlawful detention of passenger in tractor trailer. Case dismissed by United States, client released from federal custody.
  • United States v. Williiams, Middle District, PA

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client plead guilty to simple possession of marijuana for a time served sentence on the eve of trial
    Description:
    Client accused of receiving and possessing with the intent to distribute in excess of 36 pounds of marijuana by mail, after having signed for approximately 13 pounds by mail from PSP Interdiction unit posing as postal workers.
  • Commonwealth v. ______

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Outcome:
    Removal from Adam Walsh Act registration requirements.
    Description:
    Numerous individuals facing new registration requirements as a result of the Adam Walsh Act were able to avoid registrations requirements after the intervention of Attorney Pasqualini.