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Law Office of Shepherd and Osborne Announce Their New Location in Nashua, NH
The New Location is 351 Main St. 2nd Floor. Nashua N.H. 03060Nashua, New Hampshire (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 The law office of Shepherd and Osborne want to take this time to wish all a Happy New Year and also to announce their new location.Law Office of Shepherd and Osborne351 Main St. Nashua, N.H. 03060603-595-5525http://www.shepherdandosborne.netThe Nashua District Court also has a new ...

Prominent Former Federal Prosecutors Rita Glavin and Michael Considine Join Seward & Kissel To Head New Practice Group
The former head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, and the longtime chair of the white-collar practice at a leading national law firm have joined Seward & Kissel LLP, the firm announced.

Davis Polk Welcomes Senior Federal Prosecutor, Greg D. Andres, to Its White Collar Criminal Defense and Trial Practices
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP today announced that Greg D. Andres, a federal prosecutor and senior official with the U.S. Department of Justice, will rejoin the firm in New York. Mr.

Charles Taylor lawyers seek to reopen defense case
Lawyers for former Liberian president Charles Taylor have asked a U.N.-backed war crimes court for permission to reopen their defense case, saying a recently published Security Council report could help clear him of charges he sent fighters to commit atrocities in Sierra Leone's civil war.

Watch LoHud.com's Rebecca Baker on 'American Greed' tonight
Rebecca Baker will appear on "American Greed" tonight at 9 p.m. to discuss Carlos Perez-Olivo, a disbarred criminal defense lawyer who was convicted of second-degree murder.

New Orleans police reverse policy of releasing victim arrest records amid mounting criticism
Instead, NOPD will give an overview each month of victims' criminal histories

Berkeley man guilty again of making criminal threats
Steven Crump now faces 25 years to life in prison as the jury's verdict this week makes the 49-year-old eligible for a third strike under the state's Three Strikes sentencing law.

Berkeley man guilty again of making criminal threats
Steven Crump now faces 25 years to life in prison as the jury's verdict this week makes the 49-year-old eligible for a third strike under the state's Three Strikes sentencing law.

Bevilacqua’s videotaped testimony might now be heard at trial
A savvy move by prosecutors could mean that the late Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua will speak from beyond the grave at the forthcoming criminal trial of three priests accused of endangering or abusing children, legal experts said Wednesday.

Goldman Sachs likely to avoid criminal charges in DOJ probe, insiders say
Goldman Sachs is ready to turn over a new gold-plated leaf. Nearly nine months after the Justice Department launched a probe into whether the Wall Street firm misled clients and lied to lawmakers, executives are increasingly optimistic that the bank will avoid criminal charges and focus on what it does...

Bevilacqua's taped testimony last year could be heard at priests' trial
A savvy move by prosecutors could mean that Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua will speak from beyond the grave at the criminal trial of three current or former priests accused of endangering or abusing children, legal experts said Wednesday.

New Texas Traffic Laws Recently Enacted; Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Analyzes the Impact of the Changes
Driving speed limits recently increased in Texas under House Bill 1353 and House Bill 1201. Dallas criminal defense lawyer Richard C. McConathy discusses the new laws and the potential criminal implication the traffic laws may have on drivers.Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 02, 2012 The 82nd Texas legislature recently enacted several new traffic laws, including HB 1353 and HB 1201, which both ...

Bevilacqua's taped testimony last year could be heard at priests' trial
A savvy move by prosecutors could mean that Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua will speak from beyond the grave at the criminal trial of three current or former priests accused of endangering or abusing children, legal experts said Wednesday.

Criminal cases against Juneau fishing guide come to a close
A U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday sentenced a longtime Juneau fishing guide to five years of supervised probation and revoked his fishing and hunting licenses for that time period for violating a federal treaty that prohibits the sale of migratory birds.

Ariola: Impeachment bloopers
IN CRIMINAL law, there is a revered doctrine that the burden of proof always lies with the prosecution. As a corollary to the same doctrine, the prosecution is always called upon to rely on the strength of its evidence and not on the weakness of the evidence for the defense.

Criminal Defense Attorney Patricia Campi of Summit Defense Law Firm Wins Dismissal for Prominent Local Physician ...
San Jose Criminal Attorney, Patricia Campi won dismissal of her client for domestic violence charges, jail time, deportation, and medical license loss.San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 02, 2012 San Jose Criminal Attorney, Patricia Campi was pleased to win dismissal for her client, a doctor who was facing domestic violence charges and risked jail, deportation and the loss of his medical ...

Criminal Defense Attorney Patricia Campi of Summit Defense Law Firm Wins Dismissal for Prominent Local Physician ...
San Jose Criminal Attorney, Patricia Campi won dismissal of her client for domestic violence charges, jail time, deportation, and medical license loss. (PRWeb February 02, 2012) Read the full story at (link) prweb9146483.htm

Charlie White won't offer defense at vote fraud trial
NOBLESVILLE - Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White will not mount a defense during his criminal trial in Hamilton County this week.

PA Supreme Court lifts the emergency stay on Horner murder trial
Prosecutors in Blair County will be able to seek the death penalty against Nicholas Horner. The Pennsylvania Supreme court denied the defense petition for emergency relief and lifted the stay of the criminal trial. Authorities said Horner robbed the Subway on 58th Street in Altoona in April 2009, when he shot and killed a 19-year-old employee, injured another worker and fatally shot a 64-year ...

Ind. election chief's defense rests in fraud case
Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White's defense lawyer rested Thursday without presenting a case against voter fraud charges that could oust White from office.

Stryker President’s Criminal Charges Dropped by Prosecutors
A former president at Stryker Corp. won’t be prosecuted on charges of marketing an unapproved mixture of two products for strengthening human bone growth, U.S. lawyers told a judge.

Marlinga moves office to downtown Mount Clemens
Criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Carl Marlinga has moved his offices a few miles from across the county jail to downtown Mount Clemens, and reduced his association with two other defense attorneys.

Desai Found Competent To Stand Trial
District Judge Kathleen Delaney issued a four-page decision Thursday finding Dr. Dipak Desai competent to stand trial on criminal charges stemming from the 2007 hepatitis C outbreak. Delaney ordered the case returned to District Judge Donald Mosley for

Portland defense attorney Gary Bertoni will be suspended for 150 days
Although an agreement between Bertoni and the Oregon State Bar isn't clear about how exactly Gary Bertoni mishandled clients' money, both parties have agreed he will be suspended from practicing law for 150 days.

Amy Bishop's lawyers want trial date moved, say state has refused to pay for fair trial
In a Jan. 30 filing to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Bishop's court-appointed attorneys argue that the State Comptroller's Office and Alabama's new office of indigent defense services have refused several orders from Circuit Judge Alan Mann to pay for defense experts or neurological testing.

Milwaukee attorney banned from federal courts
If you're a lawyer, it's never wise to ignore "orders to show cause," especially when they're coming from a federal appeals court. Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Bridget Boyle-Saxton learned that the hard way Thursday.

Public defender layoffs could gum up the works at New Orleans Criminal Court
Public defenders represent about 80 percent of criminal defendants in Orleans Parish

Stryker President’s Criminal Charges Dropped by Prosecutors
A former president at Stryker Corp. won’t be prosecuted on charges of marketing an unapproved mixture of two products for strengthening human bone growth, U.S. lawyers told a judge.

UK Minister Chris Huhne Quits Over Criminal Charge
UK minister quits government after being charged with attempting to dodge speeding ticket

UK minister Chris Huhne quits over criminal charge
Britain's Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne says he has quit the U.K. government after being charged with attempting to dodge a speeding penalty.

UK Energy Minister Resigns To Face Criminal Charge
UK Energy Minister Resigns To Face Criminal Charge

UK minister Chris Huhne faces criminal charges
British Prime Minister David Cameron was making a third unwanted shake up of his government Friday, after prosecutors charged Cabinet minister Chris Huhne over an alleged attempt to pin a speeding penalty on his ex-wife.

British Minister Chris Huhne Quits After Criminal Charges
British Prime Minister David Cameron's office says Liberal Democrat lawmaker Ed Davey has been appointed as Energy and Climate Change Secretary after his predecessor quit.

Most US States Are Ignoring The World's Fastest Growing Criminal Enterprise
50,000 annual victims in the U.S. alone.

UK minister quits Cabinet to fight criminal charge
British leader David Cameron made a third unwanted shake up of his government since 2010 on Friday after Cabinet minister Chris Huhne quit as prosecutors charged him over an alleged attempt to pin a speeding penalty on his ex-wife.

DA: 'Monster' mom a 'sadistic, manipulative criminal'
While several of her friends cried in the audience, an Upper Dublin mom showed no emotion as deputies handcuffed her and led her out of a Montgomery County courtroom Friday to begin serving a prison s

Park Police Decline To Answer Questions On Bashara Investigation
Following a nearly two-hour press conference with the criminal defense attorney representing Bob Bashara on Friday, Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Director David Hiller released a written statement declining to answer questions about the case.

Senser Att’y: Cocaine In Victim’s System At Time Of Death
The criminal defense attorney for Amy Senser, who is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run death last year, intends to file a motion to dismiss the criminal case.

Walker says he will meet with John Doe prosecutor
Gov. Scott Walker said Friday evening that he will be "voluntarily meeting" with the prosecutor leading the secret John Doe investigation that has already brought charges against some of his top aides.

March Trial For Desai May Be Postponed Again
Dr. Dipak Desai may have been found competent to face criminal charges in the hepatitis C outbreak, but his upcoming March 12 trial is expected to be delayed again. Lawyers on both sides of the massive criminal case do not want to talk publicly about the

Judge Carr files to run for re-election
Carr was first elected to his position in September 2006. Before his election to the bench, he served as the Collier County Republican executive Committee Chairman, was a Naples criminal defense and civil co

Wis. governor hires defense lawyers
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he has hired defense counsel ahead of his planned meeting with prosecutors investigating his current and former aides.

Defense lawyers complain judges rarely punished
Defense lawyers complain judges rarely punished Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:07 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2012 The agency policing the state's judges is known for illustrates inertia and toothless sanctions, according to Houston's association of defense lawyers.

Criminal intent, not number of properties, is key in Corona trial—Sen. Santiago
While probably terrified of her, prosecutors at the House of Representatives may have found an ally in Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who thinks there’s been too much ado over the prosecution’s “flip-flop” on the number of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s properties.

Charlie White won't offer defense at vote fraud trial
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White will not mount a defense during his criminal trial in Hamilton County this week.

No change of venue request expected in U.C. sheriff case
ERWIN — Several motions have already been filed in the criminal case involving Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris, and the filing of more is a possibility before Harris makes his initial appearance in Unicoi County Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Police uncover more evidence against visitor
Since the arrest of 23-year-old Andy Hicken at Shuttles Hall, several of the hall's residents have come to the defense of a man they call an ideal roommate and friend. However, as police uncover more about his criminal history, some residents have begun to question the man they thought they knew.

GAB should focus on recall issues raised by Wisconsinites, not outsiders
Gov. Scott Walker's campaign, when it is not hiring criminal defense specialists to represent the governor in the current John Doe inquiry, continues to try to upset the electoral process in Wisconsin.

RI Lawyer Humphrey Lectures at DUI CLE for RI Bar Association
Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., of the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey, a prominent Rhode Island DUI and Refusal Defense Lawyer, will lecture the members of the Rhode Island Bar Association at a DUI CLE on March 14, 2012.Tiverton, RI (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Rhode Island DUI Lawyer, Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., of the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey has once again been asked by the Rhode Island Bar ...

'Lawyers using questionable docs face disbarment'
MANILA, Philippines - Prosecution lawyers may face repercussions if they insist on using bank records obtained through “criminal act", defense lawyers of Chief Justice Renato Corona said Monday.




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