Scartelli Olszewski P.C. Makes New Law in Pennsylvania Again

Five months ago, Pennsylvania lawyers Peter Paul Olszewski Jr and Melissa A. Scartelli achieved a PA Supreme Court victory requiring surgeons to get informed consent personally from their patients before undergoing surgery. (1)

Today, (November 2917) Attorney Olszewski gained another Pennsylvania Supreme Court victory - this time in criminal court. The court agreed with Olszewski that Pennsylvania’s constitution requires police officers to obtain a search warrant or have exigent circumstances before seizing a vehicle from a residential driveway. This high court ruling expands the right of privacy for all Pennsylvania citizens. Olszewski’s client, Daniel Loughnane is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. (2)

“The Supreme Court’s Opinion is a tremendous victory for our client as well as for all citizens of Pennsylvania. For Mr. Loughnane, the Commonwealth is now prohibited from using illegally obtained evidence in trial. In the bigger picture, all Pennsylvanians now enjoy a significantly greater right of privacy in vehicles parked in their driveway.” - Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr. About Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.: Founded in 2001, Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of medical malpractice victims. Scartelli Olszewski, with clients in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa region, lives by its slogan: “Small enough to care, large
enough to win.”
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(1) [Lower Appellate Court Docket No.: 1714 MDA 2014] Trial Court Docket
No.: 588-CV-2009](2) [Aplt. No. 72 MAP 2016 Lower Appellate Court Docket No: 596 MDA
2014 Trial Court Docket No: CP-40-CR-0000046-2013]

Contact: Peter Paul Olszewski Jr., Esquire

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