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Atkins and Markoff Attorney Recognized as Top Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer by OU Sooner Lawyers Magazine
Top Oklahoma criminal defense attorney and University of Oklahoma alumni, Tommy Adler was recognized by Sooner Lawyers magazine for outstanding contributions to law in Oklahoma. Adler provided criminal defense services at the Oklahoma law firm of Atkins and Markoff. (PRWeb April 01, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8260485.htm

Domestic violence panel to assist victims
Criminal defense attorneys in Monterey County have responded to controversial changes in domestic violence cases by establishing a panel to assist victims.

Wenthe criminal sexual conduct case continued to April 21
The Rev. Christopher Wenthe, former priest for the Delano Catholic Community, appeared in Ramsey County District Court Friday, March 25, on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct.

Atkins and Markoff Attorney Recognized as Top Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer by OU Sooner Lawyers Magazine
Top Oklahoma criminal defense attorney and University of Oklahoma alumni, Tommy Adler was recognized by Sooner Lawyers magazine for outstanding contributions to law in Oklahoma. Adler provided criminal defense services at the Oklahoma law firm of Atkins and Markoff.

Defense lawyers granted access to juvenile record for witness
A Houston County judge granted defense lawyers access to the criminal record for a juvenile witness in the case against their client, a capital murder suspect.

Patituce & Associates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Handling Tough Cases in Cleveland, Elyria, Sandusky, and All of Ohio
Patituce & Associates, is a full service law firm near Cleveland, Ohio, that handle all of their clients' needs as criminal defense attorneys, divorce lawyers, and personal injury attorneys. They handle the most serious types of cases and fight hard for their clients. (PRWeb April 01, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb5217874 ...

Defense: 'Who' remains in question
Afternoon update: Closing arguments in James Richardson's capital murder trial continued Friday with defense attorney Jeff Cutler criticizing the prosecution's case.

Italian Judge Decides Not to Pursue Dolce and Gabbana for Fraud
A judge in Milan dismissed the charges that the designers had defrauded the government, though a separate case initiated by the Italian revenue agency is still open.

Patituce & Associates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Handling Tough Cases in Cleveland, Elyria, Sandusky, and All of Ohio
Patituce & Associates, is a full service law firm near Cleveland, Ohio, that handle all of their clients' needs as criminal defense attorneys, divorce lawyers, and personal injury attorneys. They handle the most serious types of cases and fight hard for their clients.

Defense seeks mental exam in school shooting case
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Defense rests in Cuban ex-CIA agent's perjury case
Attorneys for an elderly ex-CIA agent accused of lying to U.S. immigration authorities about his alleged role in deadly 1997 bombings in Cuba rested their case Friday without calling their client as a witness.

Defense rests in federal perjury trial of ex-CIA operative, longtime anti-communist militant
EL PASO, Texas — Attorneys for an elderly ex-CIA agent accused of lying to U.S. immigration authorities about his alleged role in deadly 1997 bombings in Cuba rested their case Friday without calling their client as a witness.

Defense rests in Cuban ex-CIA agent's perjury case
share: digg facebook twitter EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for an elderly ex-CIA agent accused of lying to U.S. immigration authorities about his alleged role in deadly 1997 bombings in Cuba rested their case Friday without calling their client as a witness. Posada's face is plastered on propaganda billboards throughout his native Cuba, where he is considered former President Fidel Castro's ...

Taxpayers in line to fund defense of coroner, deputies
Kane County taxpayers will be on the hook to provide legal representation for its coroner and two deputy coroners named in a civil suit, Chairman Karen McConnaughay said.

Defense given bank reports in county fraud case
Prosecutors handed over thousands of pages of bank reports and canceled checks Friday to defense lawyers for a former county transitional assistance worker, her daughter and her father.

Defense given bank reports in county fraud case
SAN BERNARDINO - Prosecutors handed over thousands of pages of bank reports and cashed checks Friday to defense lawyers for a former county transitional assistance worker, her daughter and her father.

Defense rests in Cuban ex-CIA agent's perjury case
EL PASO, Texas - Attorneys for an elderly ex-CIA agent accused of lying to U.S. immigration authorities about his...

Wenthe criminal sexual conduct case continued to April 21
The Rev. Christopher Wenthe, former priest for the Delano Catholic Community, appeared in Ramsey County District Court Friday, March 25, on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct.

State budget crises push sentencing reforms
As costs to house state inmates have soared in recent years, many conservatives are reconsidering a tough-on-crime era that has led to stiffer sentences, overcrowded prisons and bloated corrections budgets.

Postmus plea causes stir
A guilty plea to corruption charges by former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus may have major impacts on an ongoing criminal investigation and a landmark $102 million legal settlement between the county and a land developer.

Man who admitted shooting girlfriend 8 times convicted of voluntary manslaughter
Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty for Tucson Biggs, a twice-convicted felon who was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying.

Career Almanac
Shawn Coladonato joined Sherpa as technology recruiting manager. Kristi King joined as account manager.

Paper copies nearly obsolete in Bibb DA’s office
Before a criminal case goes to trial, prosecutors must send copies of police and crime lab reports, interview transcripts and other documents to defense attorneys.

Felony charges for lawyer in cellphone case spark legal debate
Defense attorneys say Cook County's prosecution is unusual As an attorney for the Chicago Transit Authority, Sladjana Vuckovic spends her days defending bus drivers and "L" train operators who have been sued. But once a month, she rushes to police stations around Chicago to volunteer for a legal aid group that represents suspects and witnesses.

Wenthe criminal sexual conduct case continued to April 21
The Rev. Christopher Wenthe, former priest for the Delano Catholic Community, appeared in Ramsey County District Court Friday, March 25, on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct.

Doctors Defend Colleague Arrested On Murder Charge
After the arrest of Dr. Richard Teh last month on a murder charge for prescribing drugs to a patient who subsequently died, Dr. William Van Tobel sent an incensed email to fellow physicians in the Las Vegas Valley. "It is not just Richard Teh on trial

Face Time: Jim Howaniec: On poverty, his first novel and honor (your honor, that is)
Attorney James Howaniec has an office on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. For four years in the 1990s, he was mayor. He also served as assistant attorney general, prosecuting some of the area's most notorious criminal suspects. Now he's a defense attorney, working on the other side of the courtroom.

Burglary suspect pleads not guilty
The North Platte Telegraph Facing the rest of his life in prison on multiple burglary charges and being charged as a habitual criminal, Chad Hall, 26, pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against him in Lincoln County District Court on Monday.

Insanity defense sought by Ann Arbor man accused of stabbing his mother
An Ann Arbor man will seek the insanity defense in a criminal case stemming from a violent attack on his mother. Court records show Anthony Pocrnich, 25, recently pleaded not guilty to one count of assault with intent to murder,......

Wenthe criminal sexual conduct case continued to April 21
The Rev. Christopher Wenthe, former priest for the Delano Catholic Community, appeared in Ramsey County District Court Friday, March 25, on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct.

Gov't sent reeling at Bonds trial
It's an astonishing fact that even after eight years of BALCO - all those raids, leaks, criminal trials, urine screenings, blood tests, guilty pleas and en banc appeals - there are still some secret documents out there that might make or break the federal.

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Drug offenders may qualify for gun ownership after Cuyahoga County judge's decision
At issue is whether an Ohio law prohibiting all drug criminals, among others, from owning guns is unconstitutional when applied to someone convicted of a misdemeanor drug charge.

Dunwoody Daycare Murder Defendant Due in Court
11Alive.com will stream the hearing live online. It's schedule to start at 9 a.m. at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur.

Arroyo, Former Top Defense, Military Officials Sued For Damages By Morong 43
By RONALYN V. OLEA “We have decided to file for moral and exemplary damages against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her security officials for violation of our rights. This is but a small step to end impunity in our country. Yet, this a step forward in our long march for justice,” Gary Liberal, spokesman of the Morong 43, said.

LIVE VIDEO: Dunwoody daycare murder defendant due in court
Hemy Neuman will appear in court Monday for his arraignment in the murder of Rusty Sneiderman. 11Alive.com will stream the hearing live online starting at 9 a.m.

Lawyer Petrunenko allowed to defend Kuchma
Second Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) has said that lawyer Viktor Petrunenko will be part of his defense team in the criminal case opened against him.

Dunwoody daycare murder suspect pleads not guilty
Hemy Neuman pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in the murder of Rusty Sneiderman. 

Critically-Acclaimed Drama Series "Rake" Acquired by DirecTV
The Australian drama focuses on the chaotic world of a criminal defense barrister, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh).

Judge grants bail, house arrest for abortionist’s wife
Saying he did not believe she would leave behind a 13-year-old daughter she has not seen in 11 weeks, a Philadelphia judge Monday told Pearl Gosnell that she could be released on house arrest while she and her husband await trial over the operation of his West Philadelphia abortion clinic.

OSU basketball player to trial for rape
STILLWATER, Okla. -- The criminal case against an OSU basketball player is moving forward. Darrell Williams is facing five counts of rape and sexual assault. Early Monday a Payne County judge ruled there is enough evidence for the case against the Cowboys' forward to go to trial.

Record number of jury trials held at Criminal Court
New Orleans - There were 42 jury trials in Orleans Parish Criminal Court in March 2011. It’s the most jury trials held in one month since Katrina. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro days the number reflects the hard work of criminal court judges who have been pushing through cases at a record rate. But, it took a little pushing from Cannizzaro to get the hard work started. In his state of the ...

Blagojevich seeks FBI interview notes with Obama
Rod Blagojevich asked a judge Monday to order prosecutors to hand over written summaries of any FBI interviews with President Barack Obama about the ousted Illinois governor's corruption case.

Did officer admit to sexually assaulting inmate?
NILES — According to court documents, Ivery Cross admitted to touching an inmate's genitals. His attorney disputes the confession.

Toxicology Lab Errors Leave Criminal Cases In Limbo
Discrepancies at the state's toxicology lab have left thousands of criminal cases in limbo.

Jury to Hear Gripping Opening of Rajaratnam Trial
The biggest Wall Street insider trading criminal case in a generation goes to trial today, when prosecutors open their case against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam whose arrest 16 months ago shook the hedge fund world.

Rajaratnam Tapes to Get Lots of Play at Trial
Regardless of whether hedge fund chief Raj Rajaratnam ends up testifying at his criminal trial, jurors are going to hear a lot from him.

Ex-Madoff Workers Lose Bids To End Criminal Cases
Three former employees of imprisoned swindler Bernard Madoff lost their bids to dismiss the government's criminal cases against them.

Book review: 'The Fifth Witness' by Michael Connelly
The novelist is in full control of the courtroom drama as Mickey Haller represents a woman facing home foreclosure who's accused of murdering a banker. Michael Connelly's richly entertaining new novel, "The Fifth Witness," features defense attorney Mickey Haller, who operates out of the big armor-plated Lincoln he acquired from some lowlife in lieu of a fee and who seems, for the moment, to have ...




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