Defendant’s Sentences to Be Revised Due to New Ruling

People in Pennsylvania who find themselves arrested for serious felony crimes must always try to remember that the criminal justice process offers them opportunities for a fair defense. This includes appeals that can be made even after a trial is complete and a sentence has been handed down. For some defendants, this can offer the […]

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When Can You Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Pennsylvania?

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense, or pleaded guilty to criminal charges, in the state of Pennsylvania, you may feel that your case is over. However, that is not necessarily the case. There are situations in which you may be able to appeal your criminal conviction. If the appeal is granted, your […]

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Exonerees Face Innumerable Challenges Upon Release from Prison

Sometimes, the criminal justice system fails people in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, and they are convicted of crimes they did not commit. Through the criminal appeals process, however, some may see these convictions overturned. The National Registry of Exonerations reports that 1,707 people have been exonerated in the U.S. as of December 1, 2015. Despite having […]

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What Is Prosecutorial Misconduct?

The criminal justice system is meant to protect you and others in Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. Certain transgressions on the part of prosecutors, however, may lead to your wrongful conviction. We at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, are frequently asked on what grounds people may appeal a criminal conviction. In this post, we will […]

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Can You Appeal a Criminal Conviction Based on Witness Perjury in Pennsylvania?

Sometimes, witnesses in Pennsylvania may lie on the stand. Judges and juries often base their decisions in criminal trials heavily on the testimony of witnesses. As such, false statements made during your trial may wrongfully incriminate you and result in you being convicted of a crime you did not commit. Since you are entitled to […]

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