Subject to Cross is a podcast on criminal law hosted by Caroline G. Donato and Peter E. Kratsa, both attorneys from the law firm, MacElree Harvey, Ltd. in West Chester, PA.
Criminal defense practitioners work to ensure a fair process and outcome for all individuals. Our state and federal constitutional rights encourage fairness. In this country, we all have the same rights. If the system fails for one, it fails for all. As criminal defense lawyers, we fight to make the system work; to make it fair. That’s why what we do matters.
Our mission with this podcast is to put you, the listeners, on the ground floor of that process so that we, and you, can help make it better.
If you have questions you would like us to address on the podcast, email SubjectToCross@macelree.com
Episode 36: Harbingers from the Supreme Court?
This week, Pete and Caroline discuss opinions from the Supreme Court that may impact protections the public now takes for granted. And, Pete gets to use one of his favorite words.
Follow along with the conversation by reading the article discussed by Pete and Caroline: "The Supreme Court’s Right Flank Is Laying the Groundwork to Dismantle Defendant Rights": bit.ly/49AptIn
Episode 35: “But, Officer, I Have A Medical Marijuana Card!”
This week, Caroline and Pete discuss the conflict of Pennsylvania’s legalization of medical marijuana with the Commonwealth’s DUI statute. Can you legally drive in Pennsylvania as a medical marijuana user? Or, how about as a lawful user of recreational marijuana in other states? Can these laws be reconciled?
Episode 34: Pete in the Hot Seat
Subject to Cross is back from summer break and Pete is in the hot seat subject to an interview by Caroline. Her questions are unexpected and his answers may surprise you.
Episode 33: Obscure Crimes Quiz
This week, Pete quizzes Caroline on some "obscure crimes" in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The questions are bizarre, and the answers may surprise you...
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Episode 32: Money Grab On Interstate 80
Pete leads the podcast this week, discussing the concept of "civil forfeiture". As cited in recent news, police in Nebraska are using a loophole to seize millions from motorists without convicting them of crimes. The original article can be found here: bit.ly/3Kpi5or
Episode 31: Let the Dissent Set Him Free
Pete and Caroline discuss Jones v. Hendrix, the June 2023 majority opinion that requires an innocent person to remain incarcerated because he sought appellate relief too many times.
Timely, fun and informative
Whether you want to get down some of the basics of criminal law or drill deep into current rulings, that either further protect or restrict our personal freedoms; this entertaining podcast is the right one for me! The hosts are successful criminal attorneys in West Chester Pennsylvania who have the well-being of their clients as their top priority.
They play off each other on podcast episodes in fun interactive ways that keep the show rolling along at a great pace.
Happy to see new episodes again.
Cheers - Brian
Love the educational info on Pennsylvania Criminal Law!
I really enjoy this podcast. Entertaining and educational information on Pennsylvania Criminal Law!
Approachable & Humorous Legal Podcast
I’ve enjoyed this podcast so far. As a new attorney, it’s nice to listen to insights from
experienced and knowledgeable, but also laidback, attorneys. Keep ‘em coming Krat-safrass and Whole Ench-donato.