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Criminal Defense Attorney Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Seladones. In Seladones, the defendant challenged her sentence of one to 18 months’ incarceration for her conviction for theft by unlawful taking. The defendant argued that she could only be sentenced to the maximum sentence for a

Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Malone, holding that the COVID-related suspensions of Pennsylvania’s speedy trial rules are absolute no matter how little the Commonwealth did to try to move a case forward during the suspension. In Malone, the Philadelphia Court of Common

Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak T. Goldstein, Esquire
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Carl, holding that the trial court improperly granted a defendant’s Rule 600 motion to dismiss by ignoring the fact that the rule had been suspended due to a locally declared judicial emergency. This case is significant because

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak Goldstein
Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Zak T. Goldstein recently won a full acquittal for his client in the case of Commonwealth v. LJ. In this difficult case, prosecutors alleged that LJ had sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter while the girlfriend was sleeping. Based on the statements of the complainant

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Zak Goldstein
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Reitz v. Flower, holding that a defendant may not be convicted of indirect criminal contempt based on conduct that was not specifically charged in the criminal complaint. The holding here should have been obvious – a criminal defense has the right to