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Kansas City Attorney Christopher Angles Recognized "Best of the Bar"
Christopher Angles, a Kansas City criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Kansas and Missouri, has been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar.”

Sex-tourism defense: Weigh evidence, not emotion
A wealthy Chester County lawyer facing sex-tourism charges effectively replaced his victim's parents, taking the teenage Russian ballet dancer into his home, a federal prosecutor said yesterday.

Murder suspect ordered to undergo psychological evaluation
KINGMAN — A Kingman man charged with murdering his father will be evaluated by two psychologists. Shawn Avery Guerrero, 28, is charged with first-degree murder, arson, criminal damage, tampering with physical evidence and animal cruelty.

Lawyer hopes Honolulu police officer facing criminal charges can get fair trial
An Oahu judge on Thursday granted a Honolulu police officer's request for permission to travel to Disneyland...

Sex-tourism defense: Weigh evidence, not emotion
A wealthy Chester County lawyer facing sex-tourism charges effectively replaced his victim's parents, taking the teenage Russian ballet dancer into his home, a federal prosecutor said yesterday.

Agents won’t face charges in imam’s death
Michigan’s attorney general said yesterday that he won’t file criminal charges against FBI agents who shot a Detroit mosque leader 20 times, killing him during a raid last year on a suburban warehouse. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Attorney general - Detroit - United States - Law

WU acquires Rapid Access Defense
As a result of Waynesburg University's commitment to offering rigorous academics with hands-on application, the Criminal Justice and Forensic Science programs recently accepted a donation from Caron Products & Services, Inc.

Kerviel Faces Less Jail Time Than Madoff If Convicted
If Jerome Kerviel is convicted next week of causing Societe Generale SA’s 4.9 billion-euro ($6.5 billion) loss, he won’t face the kind of sentences given to financial felons such as Bernard Madoff or Nick Leeson.

Judge Dee Dyer sentences drug addict who burglarized homes, Tyler Michalkiewicz, to eight years in prison
APPLETON An addict who burglarized homes in search of drugs and even targeted people he knew will spend eight years in prison after Judge Dee Dyer doubled sentencing recommendations, telling Tyler T. Michalkiewicz you are not only an addict, but you are a criminal.

Selecting a good Collin County criminal attorney
If you are among the many that have never experienced any DUI proceeding, you will perhaps wonder how some people choose a topnotch Collin County criminal attorney. A Plano criminal attorney and other criminal defense lawyers should be able to provide their client quality services that they need so that their rights will be protected. Additionally, not having any idea on what to look for in a ...

Holliday sentenced to 2-5 years in prison
The North Platte Telegraph Wendy Holliday has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1987 and that was a contributing factor in Lincoln County District Court Jude Donald Rowlands' decision to send her to the women's reformatory in York for the next 2-4 years.

Hearing on Youshock transcript delayed
A substantial stack of paperwork — including more than 100 pages of newspaper coverage — delayed a hearing to determine if the public should learn what information a criminal grand jury used to decide a former Hillsdale High School student should stand trial for a botched campus massacre plot.

Woman fights to clear late brother's name in 1988 Sparks rape
The lawyer for a woman who has fought her brother’s innocence on rape and robbery charges for decades urged a judge Thursday to seat a grand jury to investigate whether prosecutors concealed evidence that would have ensured Nolan Klein’s release.

Prosecutors may file charges under N.J. hate-crime law in Rutgers student's suicide
View full sizeThe Associated PressThis June 2010 photo provided by the Ridgewood Patch shows Tyler Clementi (left) hugging a fellow student during his 2010 graduation from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, N.J. The death of Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman,...

Keady appears in court on wiretapping charges
AYER -- Wearing a dress shirt and gray blazer but no tie, former Shirley Town Administrator Kyle Keady, 46, arrived at Ayer District Court alone Wednesday morning.

Bail doubled to $400K in Phoenixville shooting case
WEST CHESTER — A Norristown man awaiting trial on attempted murder charges was led from a courtroom at the Chester County Justice Center Monday in handcuffs after a Chester County Court judge doubled his bail.

Bias crime charges weighed after NJ teen's suicide
As prosecutors consider filing bias-crime charges against two college freshmen accused of streaming online video of a classmate's sexual encounter with another man, a huge divide has emerged between those who support the suspects and those who want to see them punished.

'Mad Dog Marty' barks at the tabloids
You've got a letter from Marty Singer.

N.J. law experts advocate harsher charges against Rutgers students in video voyeurism case
FacebookTyler Clementi, 18, of Ridgewood, was found dead after his car, cell phone and computer were found near the George Washington Bridge last week, law enforcement sources said. PISCATAWAY — The camera in the dorm room was not obvious; maybe...

Bias Charges Considered in N.J. Teen Suicide- DR. KEITH: Virtual Homicide vs. Suicide- OPINION: Tragedy and Call to Arms
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – As prosecutors consider filing bias-crime charges against two college freshmen accused of streaming online video of a classmate's sexual encounter with another man, a huge divide has emerged between those who support the suspects and those who want to see them punished.

Bias crime charges weighed after NJ teen's suicide
As prosecutors consider filing bias-crime charges against two college freshmen accused of streaming online video of a classmate's sexual encounter with another man, a huge divide has emerged between those who support the suspects and those who want to see them punished.

Debate Over Charges in Rutgers Student’s Suicide
The authorities have charged two students with invasion of privacy in connection with the death of Tyler Clementi, and are considering pressing hate-crime charges.

Alloway: 'Castle doctrine' would protect gun owners who act in self-defense
State Sen. Rich Alloway is trying a different tactic to enact one of the National Rifle Association's top priorities -- preserving the right to self-defense.

'Self-defense' for deputy involved in 2nd shooting
A Nassau County Sheriff's deputy involved in a May 2009 shooting while off duty in Fernandina Beach was involved in a second off-duty shooting Sept. 11 in Gainesville, this time as the triggerman.

Hayes Defense: State Didn't Prove He Intended To Kill Petit Children
Both Sides Make Closing Arguments; Juror Excused For Medical Reasons NEW HAVEN — Minutes after a defense attorney portrayed Steven Hayes as a petty thief and follower of a killer who masterminded the destruction of a Cheshire family, the prosecution struck back with a haunting image.

Harshbarger found not guilty in shooting death of husband
-First Reported: 10:05AM - A Meshoppen woman who says she killed her husband after mistaking him for a bear while hunting in Newfoundland has been found not guilty of criminal negligence causing death in the fatal shooting

FBI Agents Won't be Charged in Detroit Death
Michigan's attorney general won't file criminal charges against FBI agents who killed a Detroit mosque leader during a raid last year.

Hunter who shot husband found not guilty
An American woman was found not guilty Friday of criminal negligence causing death in the fatal shooting of her husband while hunting four years ago in central Newfoundland.

N.Y. lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case
NEW YORK — A scholar's son was convicted yesterday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father's rivals in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Georgia on October 1 introduced jury trials in a move designed to boost public confidence in the judicial system and burnish the country’s democratization image.

Bias-Crime Charges Weighed In Rutgers Suicide Case
Prosecutors are considering charges under New Jersey's hate crimes law against two freshmen accused of streaming online video of a classmate's sexual encounter with another man. Meanwhile, a gap is emerging between those who support the suspects and those who want to see them punished.

Bias-Crime Charges Weighed In Rutgers Suicide Case
Prosecutors are considering charges under New Jersey's hate crimes law against two freshmen accused of streaming online video of a classmate's sexual encounter with another man. Meanwhile, a gap is emerging between those who support the suspects and those who want to see them punished.

Hunter who shot husband found not guilty
An American woman who says she killed her husband after mistaking him for a bear while hunting in Newfoundland has been found not guilty of criminal negligence causing death in...

Federal prosecutors target "following orders" defense in Glover case
New Orleans police officers facing charges related to the shooting of an Algiers man after Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent burning of his body inside a car should be barred from claiming that they were acting under orders from superior...

Schwarzenegger Marijuana: Governor Signs Decriminalization Bill
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed yesterday a marijuana decriminalization bill, the Senate Bill 1449, which reduces the charges for adult marijuana possession from criminal misdemeanor to civil infraction. “I am signing this measure because possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is an infraction in everything but name,” said Schwarzenegger. “The only difference is that [...]

Poyner Spruill LLP Achieves First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural Best Law Firms® List
Charlotte - The publishers of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America have jointly released the inaugural 2010 Best Law Firms® rankings.

Facing legalization measure, Schwarzenegger decriminalizes pot
As the Prop. 19 vote looms, governor signs a bill making marijuana possession similar to a traffic offense.

Facing legalization measure, Schwarzenegger decriminalizes pot
As the Prop. 19 vote looms, governor signs a bill making marijuana possession similar to a traffic offense.

Lawyer seeks return to Hecker case; Leach pleas guilty
Denny Hecker's former criminal defense attorney wants to take over the auto mogul's case, replacing two attorneys who are being paid with taxpayer dollars.

Man gets 19 years for Rottweiler attacks
SANTA ANA – A Santa Ana man was sentenced to 19 years, four months in prison Friday for assault and making criminal threats for using his Rottweiler as an attack dog. Witnesses testified during a jury trial in May that Dale Franklin Wensinger, 47,...

King County Executive: New revenues needed to restore programs
King County residents will see a drop of nearly 10 percent in criminal defense departments (courts, police, etc.) unless they approve a .2 percent sales tax increase this election season.

Facing legalization measure, Gov decriminalizes pot
As the Prop. 19 vote looms, the governor signs a bill making marijuana possession similar to a traffic offense.

Photos show US soldiers posing with Afghan corpses
Those who have seen the photos say they are grisly: soldiers beside newly killed bodies, decaying corpses and severed fingers.

Photos show US soldiers posing with Afghan corpses
Those who have seen the photos say they are grisly: soldiers beside newly killed bodies, decaying corpses and severed fingers.

Photos show GIs posing with Afghan corpses
Photos purportedly showing GIs beside newly killed bodies, decaying corpses and severed fingers are a crucial part of the case against five soldiers accused of killing three Afghan civilians. Afghanistan - Asia - Arts and Entertainment - United States - Services

Photos Show US Soldiers Posing With Afghan Corpses
SEATTLE -- Those who have seen the photos say they are grisly: soldiers beside newly killed bodies, decaying corpses and severed fingers.

Photos Show Soldiers Posing With Corpses
Those who have seen the photos say they are grisly: soldiers beside newly killed bodies, decaying corpses and severed fingers.

Photos show Unites States soldiers posing with Afghan corpses
Troops allegedly shared the photos by e-mail and thumb drive like electronic trading cards. Now 60 to 70 of them are being kept tightly shielded from the public and even defense attorneys because of fears they could wind up in the news media and provoke anti-American violence.

Rochester public defender threatened with contempt
ROCHESTER, Minn. - A Rochester public defender has been threatened with a contempt of court citation for missing a hearing, but Rick Smith and his boss told the judge he was scheduled to be in two courthouse in two different counties at once — a symptom of chronic understaffing.

Photos show Lewis-McChord soldiers with Afghan corpses
Dozens of photos, described in interviews and in e-mails and military documents, were seized by Army investigators and are a crucial part of the case against five soldiers accused of killing three Afghan civilians earlier this year.




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