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Warrantless Vehicle Searches Ruled Unconstitutional

December 23, 2020

In a stunning reversal the PA Supreme Court in Com. V. Alexander (decided on Dec. 22, 2020) ruled that a Search Warrant IS required to search a vehicle unless there is BOTH probable cause to believe a crime occurred AND emergency circumstances that require immediate action.  The Court overruled its 2014 decision in Gary  that permitted searches of vehicles if the police believed contraband was present.

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Temporary Suspension of In-Person Criminal Hearings

December 18, 2020

All clients of Musi, Malone, and Daubenberger please be advised that the President Judge has Ordered all Delaware County Preliminary Hearings scheduled through Jan. 1 be continued without need of appearing due to the pandemic.  You will receive new notice via mail of your court date.

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Partner Richard Daubenberger Successfully Defends BLM Protestor

August 7, 2020

Partner Richard Daubenberger successfully defended an alleged Felony 1 Burglary looting charge that stemmed from a valid and lawful BLM protest in Montgomery County.  All criminal charges were withdrawn by the Commonwealth at the close of the testimony from the Preliminary Hearing.

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July 22, 2020

Delaware County President Judge Kevin Kelly postponed ALL community service sentencing conditions imposed by the courts or domestic relations as a result of the ongoing judicial emergency/pandemic.  Please note that this Order does NOT reduce the hours that must be performed, but rather temporarily delays the performance thereof.

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Client Testimonial

June 24, 2020

Client Testimonial   John M.   I was injured in a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey. As a Pennsylvania resident with insurance coverage written in Pennsylvania it was initially believed that I would be subject to the limitations under New Jersey law known as Verbal Threshold. That law doesn’t allow for personal injury recovery in many motor vehicle accidents that take place in New Jersey. The team at Musi, Malone & Daubenberger, LLP, quickly determined that I was not subject to any such limitations. They then prosecuted my personal injury claim and got me a large cash settlement.

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