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Civil Forfeiture Changes Will Create Drug Dealer’s Bill of Rights

S.B. 869 Will Help Drug Dealers and Hurt Our Communities HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania’s district attorneys today warned that proposed changes to the Commonwealth’s civil forfeiture system would have grave consequences that will help drug dealers and hurt communities. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association President and Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said that the changes outlined

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Testimony of the Honorable Jack Whelan, District Attorney, Delaware County, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Senate Bill 851

Good Morning Chairmen Greenleaf and Leach and members of the Judiciary Committee. My name is Jack Whelan, and I am the District Attorney of Delaware County. I am joined today by assistant district attorneys who specialize in human trafficking cases and will speak about their work and perspectives on improving our laws. On behalf of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association,

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Lycoming County District Attorney Elected to PDAA Executive Committee

Harrisburg, PA –The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) announced today that Lycoming County District Attorney Eric Linhardt was elected to its executive committee. His nomination was approved unanimously during the PDAA executive committee’s summer meeting.  Since 2010, Linhardt has served on the Board of Directors of the association’s education and training arm, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute. “The Pennsylvania District Attorneys

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