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Criminal Defense News 07/2011



New breath-tester under siege
ATHENS, Ohio - An Athens County judge's ruling in a drunken-driving case has opened the door for defense attorneys to challenge a portable breath-testing machine that's used by police throughout Ohio.

Criminal Defense Attorney Brian D. Joslyn Announces Opening of New Law Firm in Columbus
The Joslyn Law Firm recently opened its doors for business in Columbus, Ohio. The firm represents individuals accused of criminal offenses throughout the greater Columbus area of central Ohio, including Delaware, Dublin, Westerville, Reynoldsburg, London, Newark, Lancaster and Circleville.Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 The Joslyn Law Firm opened for business in Columbus on June 20, 2011, and ...

The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh Criminal Law Firm, Expands Services Beyond Wake County
The Chetson Firm, a law firm focusing on criminal defense in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced that is expanding its representation to other counties and regions of North Carolina.Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh criminal law firm, announced this week that it is expanding its services beyond Wake County into other parts of North Carolina's Research Triangle. ...

Indefinite recess called in Casey Anthony trial
The judge in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony unexpectedly called an indefinite recess Friday morning so the defense could take depositions of witnesses the prosecution plans to call during its rebuttal case.

DC Criminal Defense Attorney Questions Whether Strauss-Kahn Was A Victim Of Rush to Judgment
Law firm Price Benowitz LLP examines the high profile case of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and asks whether prosecutors were too quick to act. (PRWeb July 01, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8618204.htm

It was a gathering of gentleman on the Tyler square
If you've never heard it, the Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association thinks you should.

Strauss-Kahn Release Reaction in Their Own Words
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Benjamin Brafman, lawyer for former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Eric Chase, founding partner at Criminal Defense Group, offer their views on a judge's decision to release Strauss-Kahn from home confinement while awaiting trial on sexual assault charges.

Court upholds ruling to dismiss case against Carleton
PELL CITY — The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the decision of a criminal court judge who dismissed a case involving a man accused of murdering his father.

Court upholds ruling to dismiss case against Carleton
PELL CITY — The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the decision of a criminal court judge who dismissed a case involving a man accused of murdering his father.

Seasoned, well-known lawyer faces a big challenge
The tall, bespectacled lawyer approached his new client, reputed mob boss James "Whitey'' Bulger, in federal court yesterday and firmly shook his hand.

Jurors see scant evidence in Casey Anthony trial
After more than 33 days of testimony, 400 pieces of evidence and sweeping promises from attorneys to prove how 2-year-old Caylee Anthony died, neither prosecutors nor defense attorneys have provided concrete evidence showing whether the girl was killed by her mother.

Zimbabwe: Journalists Face Criminal Defamation Charges
Detectives today charged private weekly Standard Editor Nevanji Madanhire, reporter Patience Nyangove, and Human Resource Manager Loud Ramakgapola with criminal defamation.

Jury sees scant evidence in Anthony trial
After a month of testimony, 400 pieces of evidence and sweeping promises from attorneys to prove how 2-year-old Caylee Anthony died, neither prosecutors nor defense attorneys have provided concrete evidence showing whether the girl was killed by her mother.

N.C., N.Y. only states where 16-year-olds considered adults by criminal justice system
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers introduced measures this year to the General Assembly that would have gradually raised the juvenile age to 18, but the bills gained little traction as officials focused on cutting the battered state budget.

DSK Criminal Case Implodes
Victim's Background Nightmare For Prosecutors The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has gone up in flames. Whatever foundation the DA's office was standing on appears to have crumbled with alleged reports that the Sofitel maid was not only making beds, but sleeping in them for cash.

Lawyers in court for Jan. 8 victims
When hearings are held in the Jared Lee Loughner criminal case, prosecutors and defense attorneys aren't the only lawyers in the courtroom.

Casey Anthony trial: Prosecution, defense get last chance to make their case
Closing arguments expected today When jurors hear closing arguments Sunday in the Casey Anthony murder trial, they will be reminded that the attorneys' presentations are not evidence — and not the facts the panel must rely upon to render its verdict.

Prosecutor, defense joust in Anthony trial
ORLANDO, Fla., July 3 (UPI) -- The Caylee Anthony trial jury could start deliberations as early as Sunday after closing arguments in Orlando, Fla., observers said.

What to expect with Casey Anthony jury deliberations
What to expect with Casey Anthony jury deliberations

What to expect with Casey Anthony jury deliberations
What to expect with Casey Anthony jury deliberations

APNewsBreak: Weak defense in guru case, juror says
Four jurors who heard months of testimony in a self-help author's criminal trial were convinced he was guilty on three counts of manslaughter, but couldn't sway the other eight who didn't believe prosecutors had proven the charges.

Police want DNA; lawyers want answers
FARMINGTON -- Known violent criminals are being asked to give DNA samples to prove they are not the person who fatally stabbed an 81-year-old woman in her Farmington apartment, according to a Lewiston attorney.

Police want DNA; lawyers want answers
FARMINGTON -- Known violent criminals are being asked to give DNA samples to prove they are not the person who fatally stabbed an 81-year-old woman in her Farmington apartment, according to a Lewiston attorney.

DA Reyna increases pursuit of criminal property
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has been more aggressive than his predecessor in seizing assets from criminals.

Lawyers who are legislators face conflicts
The 52 lawyers who serve in the state Legislature juggle a briefcase full of potential conflicts as they represent individuals or companies with significant business before the state, ranging from liquor licenses to bridge repair contracts.

Lawyers who are legislators face conflicts
The 52 lawyers who serve in the state Legislature juggle a briefcase full of potential conflicts as they represent individuals or companies with significant business before the state, ranging from liquor licenses to bridge repair contracts.

Juror: Weak Defense in Guru Case
Four jurors who heard months of testimony in a self-help author's criminal trial were convinced he was guilty on three counts of manslaughter, but couldn't sway the other eight who didn't believe prosecutors had proven the charges.

Ben Ali’s lawyers, including Lebanese firm, withdraw from trial
Ousted Tunisian leader's defense team includes Akram Azoury, a a prominent Lebanese criminal defender, whose firm said the proceedings violated the norms of a just trial.

Local defense attorneys don't expect quick verdict in Casey Anthony case
Local defense attorneys don't expect quick verdict in Casey Anthony case

Local defense attorneys don't expect quick verdict in Casey Anthony case
Local defense attorneys don't expect quick verdict in Casey Anthony case

Media Alert: Millionaire Tampa businessman to represent himself in criminal trial that begins Tuesday
Kevin Demers has gone 'pro se' before but never with stakes this high; creates YouTube page to chronicle the journey.

Alleged war criminal ejected from court
A defiant Ratko Mladic, accused of Bosnian war atrocities in 1995, is arraigned in The Hague.

DNA request in Farmington killing raises questions
Police say known violent criminals can be excluded as suspects with a DNA sample, but a lawyer has concerns about the tactic.

For Clemens, criminal trial also tests legacy
At one frustrating moment, during a long day of testimony before a U.S. House panel probing steroid use in Major League Baseball, Roger Clemens seemed to highlight the jeopardy he confronted as only the most decorated pitcher in the history of the game could.

Millionaire businessman representing himself in criminal case faces jail time if he loses
Kevin Demers made his fortune in the international import/export business. Now he's putting 'pro se' in the spotlight. Kevin Demers would rather have been driving his Ferrari on 4th of July weekend.

Forgery of Orie papers confirmed
A new Secret Service report confirms that defense documents introduced in the aborted criminal trial of state Sen. Jane Orie show evidence of forgery.

Life Lessons from the Casey Anthony Trial
With the exception of the occasional DUI defense case (which I still enjoy doing to keep my skills sharp), I have not practiced criminal defense law in over a decade, but there is a key lesson to be learned from the Casey Anthony trial and verdict and it deals with credibility . Simply put, the lawyers handling the prosecution never delivered on their promise to prove beyond a reasonable doubt ...

Gazette.Net: Sentencing software to be piloted in Montgomery
State officials want to ensure that a new software tool to help judges determine sentences for criminal offenders to be tested first in Montgomery County courts remains secure from hackers.

Secret Video Of THP Officer Leads To Criminal Charges
NewsChannel 5 obtained a copy of secret TBI surveillance video of a Tennessee highway patrol officer. What the hidden camera caught led to the officer's arrest, cost him his job and now could send him to prison.

Anthony trial: lack of evidence or good defense?
Prosecutors proved Casey Anthony was a liar, but convinced the jury of little else. The government failed to establish how 2-year-old Caylee Anthony died and they couldn't find her mother's DNA on the duct tape they said was used to suffocate her. There was conflicting testimony on whether the putrid smell inside the family's car was a decomposing body or simply trash, and it was never quite ...

Lack of evidence coupled with defense strategy in Casey Anthony trial brings murder acquittal
ORLANDO, Fla. - Prosecutors proved Casey Anthony was a liar, but convinced the jury of little else. The government failed to establish how 2-year-old Caylee Anthony died and they couldn't find her mother's DNA on the duct tape they said was used to suffocate her.

Michiana reacts to Casey Anthony acquittal
Some are calling Casey Anthony's acquittal the most shocking verdict since O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder in 1995.  So just why and how was the not guilty verdict reached?Well, criminal convictions require a burden of proof that rests with the prosecution.

Judge rules slaying defendant's statements can be used at trial
Statements made to police by a State Line, Pa., man charged in the slaying of a Hagerstown woman will be admissible during trial under a judge’s opinion issued last month. Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., 48, is charged with criminal homicide in the April 2010 stabbing death of 29-year-old Kristy Dawn Hoke. Her body was found in a wooded area in the southern edge of the Borough of Waynesboro. Defense ...

Local Defense Attorney Talks About Anthony
MOBILE, Alabama - He said its important to remember people don't have to prove their innocence. A Mobile criminal defense attorney said the Casey Anthony case shows its up to the prosecution to prove guilt, not the defense to prove innocence. Jeff Deen said, "They've got to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she (Anthony) is guilty of the charges. In this case, very serious ones of murder and ...

Former local prosecutor's insight on Casey Anthony verdict
Tom Bondurant, a former federal prosecutor, explains the importance of circumstantial evidence in the case

Local Defense Attorney Talks About Anthony
MOBILE, Alabama - He said its important to remember people don't have to prove their innocence. A Mobile criminal defense attorney said the Casey Anthony case shows its up to the prosecution to prove guilt, not the defense to prove innocence. Jeff Deen said, "They've got to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she (Anthony) is guilty of the charges. In this case, very serious ones of murder and ...

Explaining the Casey Anthony Verdict
Attorney Michael Schiavone talks about surprising Casey Anthony not guilty verdict

Glenn D. Welsh, county chief public defender
Why he's in the news: Welsh has a long history working in the public and private sectors as a criminal defense attorney. Welsh is the supervisor of 33 employees, including 23 assistants, three investigators and six office support staff and an office manager.

Roger Clemens Perjury Trial Defense May Focus on Single Government Witness
Roger Clemens, the former New York Yankees pitcher, will seek to sow doubt among jurors that he lied to Congress about drug use by attacking the credibility of the only eyewitness against him and denying he had been injected with performance-enhancing substances.

No criminal charges in brawl by L.A. County sheriff's deputies
No criminal charges will be filed against a group of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting three fellow deputies at a Christmas party last year.




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