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COMMONWEALTH v. LAWRENCE (09/12/68)

decided: September 12, 1968.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
LAWRENCE, APPELLANT



Appeal from order of Court of Quarter Sessions of Philadelphia County, July T., 1962, Nos. 1659 to 1667, inclusive, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Howard Ralph Lawrence.

COUNSEL

John H. Lewis, Jr., for appellant.

Walter W. Cohen and James D. Crawford, Assistant District Attorneys, Richard A. Sprague, First Assistant District Attorney, and Arlen Specter, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Wright, P. J., Watkins, Montgomery, Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, and Hannum, JJ. Dissenting Opinion by Hoffman, J.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 213 Pa. Super. Page 158]

Order affirmed.

Disposition

Order affirmed.

[ 213 Pa. Super. Page 159]

Dissenting Opinion by Hoffman, J.:

On September 27, 1962, appellant was brought to trial upon indictments alleging forgery and other minor offenses. At arraignment, appellant pleaded guilty to the minor charges, but not guilty on all indictments alleging forgery.

Subsequently, during the presentation of the Commonwealth's case, the trial judge made the following statement to defense counsel.

"It seems clear to me that he has uttered all of these. I think if he pleads guilty to that it would be much better." Defense counsel then entered guilty pleas to all of the ...


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