Client and two co-defendants charged with capital murder of typewriter repairman and his 19 year old girl friend. Co-defendants went to trial; one convicted of first degree murder and received death penalty (ultimately changed to life without parole); other convicted of second degree murder and received life sentence.
Com. v. Herman (Vehicular Homicide)
Sep 11, 2000
Truck driver charged with 5 counts of Homicide by Vehicle after collision with van carrying 7 individuals.
Com v. Esbenshade (Animal Cruelty)
Jun 01, 2007
Acquittal on all counts
Commercial egg producer charged with more than 30 counts of cruelty to animals. First case where criminal charges for cruelty to animals were filed for the day-to-day operations at a commercial egg producing farm in PA.
Com. v. Bernard J. Battaglia 802 A.2d 652 Pa Super Ct (2002)
DUI & DWI
Jan 01, 2002
Trial Court suppresssion of evidence upheld
DUI suppression of evidence obtained as a result of an illegal stop. Superior Court upheld trial court, and determined that "erratic driving" did not constitute probable cause for a vehicle stop.