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Subject to Cross Episode 15: “Hard Cases Make Bad Law”

In this episode of S2X, Caroline & Pete discuss a local case involving a Philadelphia officer who was recently released after being held in federal prison for five years without being convicted of a crime. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/subjecttocross/episode-15-hard-cases-make-bad-law[/embed] Listen on Soundcloud, iTunes, Apple, or Spotify, or watch the podcast live on the Subject to Cross YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review, and email your questions for upcoming episodes and videos to [email protected]

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Episode 14: “Why the News About Roger Stone’s Upcoming Sentencing was so Surprising”

Caroline is on her own in this week’s bonus episode of Subject to Cross (S2X), where she describes what happened in the news this week pertaining to the US Government’s sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone’s upcoming sentencing hearing. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/subjecttocross/episode-14-why-the-news-about-roger-stones-upcoming-sentencing-was-so-surprising[/embed]     Be sure to give this a listen, subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Google Play, and be on the lookout for S2X’s YouTube Channel, coming soon! We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at [email protected]

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Subject to Cross Episode 13: “Commonwealth v. Cosby, Part 3”

In the final episode of the Subject to Cross series on the Cosby Case, Peter E. Kratsa and Caroline  G. Donato discuss the appellate court’s opinion in the Cosby case and how this decision can impact criminal defense strategies in future cases. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/subjecttocross/episode-13-commonwealth-v-cosby-part-3[/embed]   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “Subject to Cross” on iTunes, Spotify, or Google. We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at [email protected]

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Subject to Cross Episode 11: “Commonwealth v. Cosby, Part 2”

In Part 2 of the Subject to Cross series on the Cosby Case, Peter E. Kratsa and Caroline  G. Donato explore evidentiary issues in the case under the rules of evidence. They explain Rule 404B and the admissibility of prior acts and prior crimes in cases, as well as how that can impact defense strategies moving forward. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/subjecttocross/episode-12-commonwealth-v-cosby-part-2[/embed] Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “Subject to Cross” on iTunes, Spotify, or Google. We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at [email protected]

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Subject to Cross Episode 11: “Commonwealth v. Cosby, Part 1”

In Part 1 of this new series of Subject to Cross, Caroline and Pete give listeners background into the Cosby case following the recent Superior Court opinion denying his appeal. This factual nuance will help listeners understand evidentiary issues and the ultimate decision by the Superior Court in Parts 2 and 3 to follow. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/subjecttocross/episode-11-commonwealth-v-cosby-part-1[/embed]   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “Subject to Cross” on iTunes, Spotify, or Google. We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at [email protected]

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Subject to Cross Episode 10: “Pleased to Meet You!”

In Episode 10: Pleased to Meet You!, Caroline G. Donato and Peter E. Kratsa discuss the importance of getting to know their clients from the outset in the initial client interview. This conversation is designed to create trust and establish attorney/client privilege and confidentiality and to determine what the new attorney/client team is up against. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “Subject to Cross” on iTunes, Spotify, or Google. We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at [email protected]   “Subject to Cross” is a podcast on criminal law hosted by attorneys, Caroline G. Donato, and Peter E. Kratsa, both from the law firm, MacElree Harvey, Ltd....

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Subject to Cross Episode 9: “Show Me The Defense!”

In Episode 9 of Subject to Cross, Caroline G. Donato and Peter E. Kratsa revisit a case where perception almost became a reality for a client. The duo revisits the matter and shares how story-showing instead of storytelling helped resolve the case. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “Subject to Cross” on iTunes, Spotify, or Google. We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at [email protected]   “Subject to Cross” is a podcast on criminal law hosted by attorneys, Caroline G. Donato, and Peter E. Kratsa, both from the law firm, MacElree Harvey, Ltd. in West Chester. Criminal defense practitioners work to ensure...

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Subject to Cross Episode 8: “Marsy’s Law: It’s Not What It Seems”

In Episode 8 of “Subject to Cross”, attorneys Caroline G. Donato and Peter E. Kratsa discuss Marsy’s Law, a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that will be on the state-wide ballot tomorrow, November 5, 2019. While the ballot question seems straightforward, Caroline and Pete unveil the details of the proposed amendment and why it is detrimental to criminal justice in Pennsylvania. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/subjecttocross/episode-8-marsys-law-its-not-what-it-seems[/embed]   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “Subject to Cross” on iTunes, Spotify, and Google. We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at SubjectT[email protected]   “Subject to Cross” is a podcast on criminal law hosted by attorneys, Caroline G....

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Subject to Cross Episode 7: “Social Media and Its Effect on Criminal Law” Now Available!

In Episode 7 of "Subject to Cross", Caroline G. Donato and Peter E. Kratsa talk about the impact that our social media and digital footprints can have on criminal cases. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review “Subject to Cross” on iTunes, Spotify, and Google. We want to hear from you! Email your questions for upcoming episodes at [email protected] [embed]https://soundcloud.com/subjecttocross/episode-7-social-media-and-its-effect-on-criminal-law[/embed] “Subject to Cross” is a podcast on criminal law hosted by attorneys, Caroline G. Donato, and Peter E. Kratsa, both from the law firm, MacElree Harvey, Ltd. in West Chester. Criminal defense practitioners work to ensure a fair process and outcome for all individuals. Our state and...

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Peter E. Kratsa Elected President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

October 11, 2019 – MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce the election of Peter E. Kratsa as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). PACDL is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and resources to criminal defense lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the “premier network of leading defense attorneys in the region”. The Association consists of over nine-hundred attorneys from across the Commonwealth, and in addition to supporting criminal defense lawyers, its mission includes protecting the rule of law and improving the criminal justice system. Mr. Kratsa chairs MacElree Harvey’s Criminal Defense Practice Group and has over 25...

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