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Prosecutorial Experience now Relevant for Qualification as Defense Counsel in Capital Cases

An attorney’s prior experience as a prosecutor is relevant to his or her qualification to represent a capital case defendant, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced in a recent order amending the official Comment to Rule of Criminal Procedure 801.

By | 2016-01-22T14:25:23+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Prosecutorial Experience now Relevant for Qualification as Defense Counsel in Capital Cases

District Attorney’s Office not Disqualified by Public Defender-Turned ADA’s Prior Representation of Criminal Defendant

An assistant district attorney’s prior representation of a criminal defendant did not warrant disqualification of the entire district attorney’s office, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in Com. v. Ford.

By | 2015-09-23T13:17:39+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law, Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on District Attorney’s Office not Disqualified by Public Defender-Turned ADA’s Prior Representation of Criminal Defendant