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MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES MUST BE RESTORED TO KEEP VIOLENT CRIMINALS OFF THE STREETS

Prosecutors, law enforcement, families and PA’s top victim advocate call on Senate to take action on HB 741 Harrisburg, PA —Prosecutors, law enforcement, victims, victims’ families, and victims’ advocates called on the state Senate to protect Pennsylvania’s communities by taking action on a bill that would restore mandatory minimum sentences for violent offenders. House Bill 741 passed the House by a vote

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Testimony of Ed Marsico Dauphin County District Attorney Legislative Chair, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association Robert Falin Deputy District Attorney, Appeals Unit Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Susan Moyer Assistant District Attorney, Appeals Unit Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Public Hearing to Examine DNA Testing and Post-Conviction Relief

Harrisburg, PA Good morning Chairmen Greenleaf and Leach, and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. My name is Ed Marsico, and I am the Legislative Chair for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and District Attorney of Dauphin County. I am joined today by Bob Falin and Sue Moyer, who respectively head the appeals divisions in the Montgomery County and Lancaster County

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PDAA Support for HB 741

Pennsylvania’s District Attorneys strongly support HB 741 introduced by Representative Stephens. This legislation is necessary to restore many mandatory minimum sentences in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently struck down some of our mandatory minimum sentencing statutes because they did not require the Commonwealth to prove the elements triggering the sentence beyond a reasonable doubt. As a result, Pennsylvania has

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