Parole

Parole Agents Authorized to Frisk Non-Parolees for Weapons

A parole agent may perform a protective frisk of a person present during a routine check of a parolee’s approved residence if the agent reasonably suspects that person is armed and dangerous, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held in Com. v. Mathis.

By | October 13th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Parole Agents Authorized to Frisk Non-Parolees for Weapons

Parolee Subject to Custodial Interrogation on New Crimes Entitled to Miranda Warnings

Parole agents violated a parolee’s Fifth Amendment rights by interrogating him about new crimes while he was in custody, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Com. v. Cooley, III.

By | July 6th, 2015|Categories: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Parolee Subject to Custodial Interrogation on New Crimes Entitled to Miranda Warnings

Parole Board Retained Jurisdiction to Recommit Delinquent Parolee after his Sentence Expired

The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole was not divested of jurisdiction to recommit a convicted parole violator when it failed to declare the parolee delinquent before the expiration of his original sentence, the Commonwealth Court held in Price v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole

By | June 16th, 2015|Categories: Administrative Law, Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Parole Board Retained Jurisdiction to Recommit Delinquent Parolee after his Sentence Expired