Preliminary Hearings

Posted by Perry de Marco, Sr. on 3 December 2013

Most clients underestimate the importance of the preliminary hearing. In Pennsylvania, the right to a preliminary hearing is provided for by Rule 542 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. The technical purpose of a preliminary hearing is to make a judicial determination of whether there exists sufficient evidence as...

All About Bail

Posted by Perry de Marco, Sr. on 2 December 2013

When a defendant is arrested and charged with a criminal offense, one of the first questions to address is the matter of bail. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pre-trial release on bail is afforded to a defendant except for Capital Crimes, those charging Murder or for which a sentence of...