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Defense lawyers challenge new Alaska bail law
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska criminal defense lawyers are challenging a new state law that would curtail the rights of defendants to be allowed out on bail. The Anchorage Daily News reports that t...

Defense lawyer Gary Hill plans to plead guilty
EL PASO -- Gary Hill, a high-profile criminal defense attorney, said Thursday that he will more than likely plead guilty to a charge in connection with an assault after a fender bender last year.

Defense lawyers challenge bail law
ANCHORAGE - Alaska criminal defense lawyers are challenging a new state law that would curtail the rights of defendants to be allowed out on bail.

Canyon News - Defense Attorney To Appeal Pilot's Jail Sentence
SANTA MONICALos Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney John Duran will appeal the 60-day jail-time sentence issued to pilot and film producer David Riggs for stunts performed over the Santa Monica Pier in November of 2008. Riggs was promoting his film Kerosene Cowboys when he violated California Public Utilities code 21407, which protects citizens from reckless endangerment to life and property ...

Criminal cases on schedule after arson at Vallejo courthouse
The fiery attack last week on the Vallejo courthouse won't stop any pending criminal cases, Solano County Superior District Attorney's Office and court officials said.

Embattled San Jose lawyer goes on trial in money-laundering case
Jamie Harley, local defense attorney who is often in the spotlight for controversy, faces charges in federal court over the next few weeks.

BP has steady sales at Defense Department despite U.S. scrutiny
The Defense Department has kept up its immense purchases of aviation fuel and other petroleum products from BP even as the oil company comes under scrutiny for potential violations of federal and state laws related to Gulf of Mexico well explosion, according to U.S. and company officials. Customer service - United States - Services - Consulting - Business

Defense attorneys for Somalis take aim at 1819 pirate law
NORFOLK Defense attorneys for a group of suspected Somali pirates are challenging the very heart of the government's case, arguing that in the history of the United States there has never been a piracy case that did not involve plundering or stealing a vessel. For that reason, the attorneys argue, the piracy case should be thrown out of court.

McCLELLAN: Teen singer from Zambia can't hit the right note
Donald Groshong is a criminal defense attorney in Alton who makes a very fine living reminding jurors that a defendant deserves the presumption of innocence. The state must prove a person guilty beyon

Pentagon keeps BP contracts despite scrutiny
WASHINGTON The Defense Department has kept up its immense purchases of aviation fuel and other petroleum products from BP even as the oil giant comes under federal and state scrutiny for potential violations of clean-water and oil-spill laws related to the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, according to U.S. and company officials.

Pentagon honoring contracts with BP
The Defense Department has kept up its immense purchases of aviation fuel and other petroleum products from BP even as the oil giant comes under federal and state scrutiny for potential violations of clean-water and oil-spill laws.

Kerrie Droban's Explosive Book "Running With The Devil" Wins National Award for Best True Crime Story
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - 07/05/10) - Kerrie Droban, criminal defense attorney, and award winning author has won the prestigious USA News National Book Award for Best True Crime for her provocative account of the landmark criminal investigation, "Operation Black Biscuit," the true story of the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) Infiltration of the Hells Angels. Droban's explosive book ...

Kerrie Droban's Explosive Book "Running With The Devil" Wins National Award for Best True Crime Story
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - July 5, 2010) - Kerrie Droban, criminal defense attorney, and award winning author has won the prestigious USA News National Book Award for Best True Crime for her provocative account of the landmark criminal investigation, "Operation Black Biscuit," the true story of the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) Infiltration of the Hells Angels. Droban's explosive ...

BP Still Does Big Federal Business Despite U.S. Scrutiny
by R. Jeffrey Smith The Defense Department has kept up its immense purchases of aviation fuel and other petroleum products from BP even as the oil company comes under scrutiny for potential violations of federal and state laws related to Gulf of Mexico well explosion, according to U.S. and company officials. read more

Attorney Wants Charges Against Greer Dropped
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer Monday promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics -- Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.

Greer attorney: Anti-Crist Republicans decided to ruin my client
A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer today promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.

Attorney: Right Wing Using Greer To Hurt Crist
A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer Monday promises to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics.

When heading to court, make sure to bring your checkbook
DANBURY -- A lot of variables can affect the outcome of a defendant's criminal case, including -- at least according to some sources -- how much money he has in his wallet.

Attorney: Jim Greer is not guilty
A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer Monday promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics. More>>>

Greer attorney: Anti-Crist Republicans decided to ruin my client
Jim Greer, former party chairman, is charged with six felonies A criminal defense attorney for former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer on Monday promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful people in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.

Anti-Crist Republicans wanted to ruin Greer, lawyer says
Jim Greer, former party chairman, is facing trial on six felonies, including theft A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer today promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.

Edgar County Court News June 28, 2010, criminal and traffic call
The following matters were on the calendar for the June 28, 2010 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court:

Political Scene
FLORIDA Top figures on witness list ORLANDO | A criminal-defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer Monday promised to call to the stand some of the most powerful men in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher. J. Cheney ...

Former Oklahoma City triple-murder suspect asks to seal his criminal record
A man charged with three 1996 murders wants his record wiped clean of the arrest. The 1999 trial of Tybream Demont Rogers was declared a mistrial after sexual misconduct allegations were raised against a police officer. More than 10 years later, Rogers wants his role in the episode erased.

Election choices abound for General Sessions Criminal Court seat
In all, 20 candidates who filed to run for Ann Pugh's General Sessions Criminal Court, Division 7 seat were accepted.

Feyadh under fire over Barak meeting
Gaza's resistance movements have slammed a meeting between the Palestinian Authority's caretaker Prime Minister Salam Feyadh and the Israeli defense minister.

Taser asks Canadian court to quash critical study
Stun gun-maker Taser International Inc. told a judge on Monday its rights were violated by a Canadian inquiry that recommended police restrict the weapon's use because of safety concerns.

Criminal Lawyer $1,000 Essay Contest Sponsored by Quadrino Schwartz
Law Firm holds its first essay contest to recognize the talent of prosecutors and public defenders within their first five years of law school graduation.

Justice Dept. Sues Arizona Over Its Immigration Law
The Justice Departments lawsuit argues that the states law would undermine the federal governments pursuit of terrorists, gang members and other criminal immigrants.

Wal-Mart Fighting $7,000 Fine in Trampling Case
Federal officials say it is a mystery as to why Wal-Mart is fighting so hard against such a modest fine.

Alliant Insurance Services Partners With Firm to Offer Armed Self-Defense Policy to Retired Law Enforcement Officers
NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - 07/06/10) - Alliant Insurance Services ( www.alliantinsurance.com ), the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has partnered with the firm LEOSA-HR218 Self-Defense Protection to provide retired federal, state, and local law enforcement officers with an insurance policy that provides legal defense coverage and personal ...

Man charged in 1996 deaths wants his record sealed
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ten years after an appeals court threw out a murder charge against him, a 35-year-old man is asking to have his criminal record wiped clean of the arrest and the charge.

Man charged in 1996 deaths wants his record sealed
Associated Press - July 6, 2010 7:55 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ten years after an appeals court threw out a murder charge against him, a 35-year-old man is asking to have his criminal record...

Census worker taken to court for trespassing
In these divisive times, Census worker Russell Haas has come to expect some resistance when he goes door to door to count the residents of the rugged communities near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

Alliant Insurance Services Partners With Firm to Offer Armed Self-Defense Policy to Retired Law Enforcement Officers
LEOSA-HR218 Self-Defense Protection Provides Legal Defense Coverage and Personal Asset Protection for a Justifiable Self-Defense Shooting

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Ticketmaster's Terms of Service Cannot Make You a Criminal
Flawed Prosecution Would Give Websites Extraordinary Power to Dictate Online Behavior

Defense fund set up for Madison family linked to party death of West Haven teen
MADISON Members of a local church have set up a defense fund for the family who held a party June 18 where an 18-year-old West Haven man was drinking and later died.

Israeli army: Gaza war troops to be disciplined
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military announced Tuesday that its top lawyer had indicted a staff sergeant on manslaughter charges and a lieutenant colonel for deviating from authorized protocol during Israel's 2009 military operation in the Gaza Strip. Middle East - Israel Defense Forces - Gaza Strip - Hamas - Warfare and Conflict

Radicals file charges against SNS leader
BELGRADE -- The Serb Radical Party (SRS) has filed criminal charges against Serb Progressive Party (SNS) leader Tomislav Nikoli accusing him of spreading false claims.

League trial could go to the jury today
SEGUIN Michael D. Leagues trial on capital murder charges in connection with the April, 2007 death of an infant girl is expected to go to the jury today but not before Judge W.C. Kirkendall takes a conference call from an Ohio expert the defense hopes will help debunk three confessions by their client.

Defense goes after autopsy in murder trial
SEGUIN Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing his young daughter in a rage in 2007 Friday attacked the conclusions of the autopsy performed on the victim putting a Minnesota-based expert on the stand who testified he believed important tests hadnt been done on two bruises found on the body and that a broken collarbone occurred days if not weeks before death.

League on stand as defense begins
SEGUIN The man police say killed his infant daughter in a fit of rage testified Thursday he was a victim of a conspiracy aimed at fingering someone for the girls death and that a Seguin police detective intimidated and coerced his confession on video tape and then typed up a false confession the following day and forced him to sign that.

Former Oklahoma City triple-murder suspect asks to seal his criminal record
A man charged in three deaths during a 1996 shoot-out wants his criminal record wiped clean of the arrest and resulting first-degree murder counts.

Alleged Wikileaks source charged with leaking classified files
Army intelligence analyst faces criminal charges connected to leaks of thousands of diplomatic cables and a video showing U.S. troops firing on a Reuters reporter.

Soldier held in WikiLeaks case is charged
The U.S. military has filed charges against a soldier detained in connection with the leak of a classified video showing a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Iraq, officials said on Tuesday. Army Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, was charged on Monday with two criminal counts including allegations he disclosed classified national defense information, exceeded his authorized ...

Soldier held in WikiLeaks case is charged
The U.S. military has filed charges against a soldier detained in connection with the leak of a classified video showing a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Iraq, officials said on Tuesday.

News Briefs
Nazi war criminal Adolf Storms, number four on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's wanted list, died Tuesday before going to trial for his crimes.

Soldier charged over leaked video of attack
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it had charged a soldier in connection with the leak of a classified video showing a 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Iraq, including two Reuters journalists. Army Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, was charged with two criminal counts including allegations he disclosed classified national defense information, exceeded his ...

DNA evidence prompts new look at slaying of girls in Zion
Lake County prosecutors said today they are taking a fresh look at the 2005 killing of two young girls in Zion in light of new DNA evidence that one lawyer says should clear the man now charged with the double slaying. A lawyer for Jerry Hobbs, charged with the murder of his 8-year-old daughter and her 9-year old friend, told the Tribune that officials have matched DNA taken from the daughter to ...




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