The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has held that allegations of basic and fundamental error will no longer enable appellants in criminal cases to seek reversal for alleged errors not properly raised in the trial court.
Commonwealth v. Clair, 326 A.2d 272 (Pa. 1974).
Margaret K. Krasik,
Criminal Law - Appellate Review - Basic and Fundamental Error,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol13/iss4/13