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Criminal Defense News 08/2012



Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect Waives Appearance, Plea Delayed Until Aug. 29
Criminal defense attorney and legal analyst Steven Clark speaks with reporters outside the San Jose Hall of Justice the morning of Tuesday, July 31, after attorneys in the Sierra LaMar case appear in court for the possible plea hearing of kidnap and ...

Introducing the NACDL's Newest Affinity Partner: "PUSH:legal - A Mobile Law ...
Introducing the NACDL's Newest Affinity Partner: "PUSH:legal - A Mobile Law ...

Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Doug Richards Speaks About James Holmes ...
Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Doug Richards Speaks About James Holmes ...

Tough Legal Issues Converge in Colorado Shooting Case
“I wonder if he can have a rational conversation, whether he can string words together into a sentence,” said Elizabeth Kelley, a criminal defense lawyer in Cleveland. Psychiatrists will pose to Mr. Holmes a series of scripted questions aimed at ...

Introducing the NACDL's Newest Affinity Partner: “PUSH:legal – A Mobile Law ...
Introducing the NACDL's Newest Affinity Partner: “PUSH:legal – A Mobile Law ...

Dallas DWI Lawyer from Johnson and Noriega Answers Criminal Defense ...
Dallas DWI Lawyer from Johnson and Noriega Answers Criminal Defense ...

Montco lawyer withdraws request to have DUI charges dismissed
Criminal defense lawyer Kate M. Kelly, who also went by the name of Katherine M. Roop, has filed papers in Montgomery County Court giving up her quest to dismiss a DUI-related charge lodged against her in May 2009 after a minor vehicle crash in East ...

Distinguished California Criminal Defense Attorney Presents Successful Case ...
Distinguished California Criminal Defense Attorney Presents Successful Case ...

Gov. Perdue's dormant campaign spends heavily on criminal defense lawyers so ...
Gov. Perdue's dormant campaign spends heavily on criminal defense lawyers so ...

Criminal Lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo Negotiates All Charges to be Dropped for ...
Criminal Lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo Negotiates All Charges to be Dropped for ...

Lawyer Snapshot: Christian Winicki
Field of practice: Criminal defense and family law, and occasional work with colleagues regarding business litigation and other civil litigation. Professional organizations: Direct Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and Florida Association ...

Lawyers fund ECO targeting Orange County Judge Plogstedt
When the Orlando Sentinel asked Orange County Judge Antoinette Plogstedt recently about a Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers poll which ranked her the lowest among her peers, she replied that “it's an election year and strange ...

Wooton bows out of commission race
Based on a State Bar opinion suggesting his service would pose a conflict as a criminal defense lawyer, veteran Beckley attorney and Democratic nominee John Wooton has bowed out of the Raleigh County Commission race. The next step is for the county ...

ABA House Urges Criminal Defense Lawyers to Address Clients' Civil and ...
ABA House Urges Criminal Defense Lawyers to Address Clients' Civil and ...

Lawyer-Turned-Novelist Makes It Up As She GoesLawyer-Turned-Novelist ...
Lawyer-Turned-Novelist Makes It Up As She GoesLawyer-Turned-Novelist ...

Chinese Criminal Procedure at its Worst
The defense lawyers say they regarded the case as a test of the entire criminal defense system, because it involved illegally obtained evidence, false testimony and the complicity of police and the courts in these procedural violations. At the trial ...

Wooton bows out of race
Based on a State Bar opinion suggesting his service would pose a conflict as a criminal defense lawyer, veteran Beckley attorney and Democratic nominee John Wooton has bowed out of the Raleigh County Commission race. The next step is for the county ...

ABA urges criminal defense lawyers to embrace holistic approach
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug 7 (Reuters) - The American Bar Association is calling on criminal defense attorneys to take a holistic approach to representing clients in order to reduce recidivism. The group's House of Delegates on Monday approved a resolution that ...

Attorney “Relieved” from Messy Case w Disbarred Attorney
Criminal defense attorney Ivan B. Schwartz represented Pines' co-defendant, named Robert Otis Griffith, as recently as last Friday. But after meetings in the courthouse today with co-defendant Michael T. Pines, who is in custody, the defense attorney ...

Who Can Get A Fair Trial In China? A Visit To Foshan Detention Center
A criminal defense lawyer recounts how at a jailhouse meeting with a suspect, it was virtually impossible for him to even talk with his client. What do such conditions say about justice in China? Tweet. print. Behind bars (photoverulam) by: bertrand ...

Raleigh candidate can be replaced on ballot
Wooton withdrew his candidacy after receiving an advisory opinion from State Bar disciplinary counsel Jessica Rhodes that concluded he could not practice criminal defense law in the county if he won election. Rhodes stated it would be a violation of ...

Order against attorney working Solano County case overturned
On April 16, criminal defense attorney Tim A. Pori was ruled in contempt of court by Alameda County Superior Court judge Carrie Panetta, who ordered him to spend five days in county jail and pay a $1500 fine after he refused to bend on a scheduling ...

Zimmerman defense seeks 'Stand Your Ground' hearing
According to the statement, preparing for the hearing will most likely require the defense to follow steps similar to those it would normally take in a criminal defense trial. View slideshow: Zimmerman defense trial. O'Mara outlines the key differences ...

Judge's email about candidate has lawyers outraged
The local criminal defense community is up in arms over a judge's apparent support of a candidate for the State Attorney's Office, which the attorneys argue violates a code of conduct rule against judges wading into politics. Attorneys filed at least ...

Who Can Get A Fair Trial In China? A Visit To Foshan Detention Center
A criminal defense lawyer recounts how a jailhouse meeting with a suspect was virtually impossible to even talk with his client. What do such conditions say about getting justice? Who Can Get A Fair Trial In China? A Visit To Foshan Detention Center ...

Page's ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook hires criminal defense attorneys
MILWAUKEE — FOX6 News learned late Thursday night, August 9th Sikh Temple shooting gunman Wade Michael Page's ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook, has hired criminal defense attorneys with Kohn & Smith to represent her. 31-year-old Cook was arrested ...

Orange County DUI Lawyer Now Accepts Payment Plans For People Arrested in ...
Orange County DUI Lawyer Now Accepts Payment Plans For People Arrested in ...

Umansky Law Firm Successfully Defends Aggravated Assault Case
ORLANDO, FL, August 12, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Orlando criminal defense attorney Zahra Umansky of the Umansky Law Firm was successfully able to get the charges against her client dropped in an Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Case. The client ...

Riverside DUI Lawyer Accepts Payment Plans For Those Arrested For Suspicion ...
Riverside DUI Lawyer Accepts Payment Plans For Those Arrested For Suspicion ...

Former mayor, criminal defense attorney Frank K. Martin dies at 73
To replace James Jernigan, they turned to Frank K. Martin, a former Columbus High football center and successful criminal defense attorney whom people called Butch. Using his bulldog-like approach, Butch Martin spearheaded the passage of a 1-percent ...

I got a DUI. Do I need a Lawyer?
A: You need an lawyer that specializes in criminal defense and DUI. That's not a suggestion or a wish list or a think about it. It's a fact. You have a lot on the line when you get a DUI charge. First, you are looking at a license suspension and you ...

Interior Ministry launches Criminal Defense App
The China Post--The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) officially launched the Criminal Defense App, yesterday. Now civilians can report crime, look up traffic conditions and file missing people reports with the free software available for Apple and ...

Crooked politicians getting help with their legal bills -- from you
Last month, a Western Pennsylvania judge ordered former state Sen. Jane Orie to repay the $110000 taxpayers had spent on her criminal defense against corruption charges. What's remarkable about the case is not that public funds were used to defend a ...

joan vennochi Should Bulger judge recuse himself?
J.W. Carney Jr. may very well be a grandstanding criminal defense lawyer who is working hard to stall justice on behalf of his infamous client, James “Whitey” Bulger. But Carney raises a legitimate issue when he questions the impartiality of Richard G ...

Mintz Levin Attorney Tracy A. Miner Appointed Co-Chair of National Association ...
Mintz Levin Attorney Tracy A. Miner Appointed Co-Chair of National Association ...

Kilpatrick's new, fourth lawyer is prominent criminal defense attorney Harold ...
Kilpatrick's new, fourth lawyer is prominent criminal defense attorney Harold ...

Catholic priest accused of drunkenly fondling Woodburn boy hires A-list attorney
View full sizeRansom Blackman LLPMarc Blackman is considered one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Oregon. A Woodburn priest accused this week of drunkenly fondling a 12-year-old boy has hired one of Oregon's best criminal defense lawyers to ...

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney Reminds Students: Late-Summer Arrests ...
Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney Reminds Students: Late-Summer Arrests ...

Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Reveals New Push on Drug DUI Charges
Chandler, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/17/2012 -- There's been a huge push over recently years to improve the safety of roads in the state of Arizona. Due to a combined effort between prosecuting and policing agencies as well as awareness campaigns on the ...

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney Reminds Students: Late-Summer Arrests ...
Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney Reminds Students: Late-Summer Arrests ...

Criminal Defense Attorney AnneMarie Rizzo Persuades State Attorney to ...
Criminal Defense Attorney AnneMarie Rizzo Persuades State Attorney to ...

Indigent Defense Groups Call on DOJ to Gauge Impact of Policy Changes
Federal and local officials look at the funding needed to implement new laws and strategies but ignore how other parts of the system can be affected, said Virginia attorney Bonnie Hoffman, co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense ...

Montgomery County criminal defense lawyer pleads guilty in two DUI crash cases
Kate M. Kelly, who also went by the name of Katherine M. Roop at the time of one of the crashes, pleaded guilty in county court on Monday to two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with crashes that occurred in East Norriton ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers And Attorneys Now Available In Beverly Hills and CA
LawFuel.com - Criminal Law Newswire Service - There are new criminal defense lawyers and attorneys that are now available in Beverly Hills and California. A CA Criminal Lawyer is there to provide their services for anyone that is facing a trial or ...

Convicted Defense Lawyer Loses Fight to Dismiss Indictment
A longtime criminal defense lawyer in Washington who was convicted in a plot to dupe jurors this week lost his fight to convince a judge to throw out the indictment. The attorneys representing Charles Daum, charged with fabricating evidence to help a ...

Huntsville attorney Patrick Tuten selected to serve as legal counsel for ...
Huntsville attorney Patrick Tuten selected to serve as legal counsel for ...

Judge: Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James' use of campaign funds for criminal ...
Judge: Ex-Newark Mayor Sharpe James' use of campaign funds for criminal ...

Minneapolis defense lawyer suspended for acts during St. Paul murder trial
Criminal defense attorney David L. McCormick has been suspended from the practice of law for 60 days for his conduct during a Ramsey County homicide trial. McCormick, 45, of Minneapolis, was suspended in a Wednesday, Aug. 22, ruling of the Minnesota ...

Prominent Oklahoma City defense attorney suspended after guilty plea to ...
Prominent Oklahoma City defense attorney suspended after guilty plea to ...

Criminal Defense Attorney Karam Nahas Signed Former Juvenile Client Hip-hop ...
Criminal Defense Attorney Karam Nahas Signed Former Juvenile Client Hip-hop ...




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