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'Four strikes' law to take effect in Michigan
A new “four strikes” law that mandates a 25-year sentence for violent offenders was heralded by government officials as key to fighting crime but called unnecessary and hand-tying by a criminal defense attorney. CONTRIBUTE. Story Ideas. Send ...

'Four strikes' law to take effect in Michigan
A new “four strikes” law that mandates a 25-year sentence for violent offenders was heralded by government officials as key to fighting crime but called unnecessary and hand-tying by a criminal defense attorney. CONTRIBUTE. Story Ideas. Send ...

Leading Experts Shirin Sinnar, Ronald Tyler, James Sonne to Join Stanford Law ...
Leading Experts Shirin Sinnar, Ronald Tyler, James Sonne to Join Stanford Law ...

Attorneys Stanford, Domingue indicted in Curious Goods case
High-profile criminal defense attorney Daniel Stanford of Lafayette, 54, and 52-year-old attorney Barry Domingue of Carencro, who practices personal injury and construction law, are among 10 people indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged multi ...

Federal Prosecutors, Guilty Pleas and Fair Outcomes
A study by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Heritage Foundation found that from 2000 through 2007 Congress enacted an average of 56.5 crimes per year. Armed with thousands of laws at their disposal and the ability to dictate ...

Republican Doherty attacks Democratic Rep. Cicilline for past career defending ...
Republican Doherty attacks Democratic Rep. Cicilline for past career defending ...

Supreme Court candidates with similar passions stress their differences
Over the years, his libertarian views have attracted a diverse mix of supporters, including criminal-defense attorneys, gun owners, property-rights advocates, abortion opponents, personal-injury attorneys and open-government proponents. Despite name ...

Experts May Now Analyze Witness Testimony in Criminal Cases
If you believe that you have been wrongfully charged with (or convicted of) a crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you. Article provided by Kevin Smith, Attorney at Law. Visit us at www.kevinsmithlaw.com. ---. Press release ...

Defense Files Rule 20 Motion in Baby Gabriel Case
criminal defense · Baby Gabriel · Elizabeth Johnson · Gabriel Johnson · marc victor · Phoenix Arizona. Advertisement. The defense in the Elizabeth Johnson-Baby Gabriel Case filed a motion for Rule 20 today in the Superior Court of Arizona. Ms. Johnson ...

Law on their side, and yet
"There are a lot of tactical reasons why an attorney might not file that pretrial motion," said Derek Byrd, president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. "You really have to do a cost-benefit analysis." Law professors and ...

Criminal Defense Lawyer Comments on Drug Test Scandal Involving Mass ...
Criminal Defense Lawyer Comments on Drug Test Scandal Involving Mass ...

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Comments on Actress Sally Struthers ...
Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Comments on Actress Sally Struthers ...

Some law abiding citizens claiming self-defense go to prison without invoking ...
Some law abiding citizens claiming self-defense go to prison without invoking ...

Hampton: Change needed atop criminal court
Hampton, who is well experienced in criminal defense and all the many convoluted stages of death-penalty cases, would bring to the court knowledge and perspective it doesn't have. More important, though, is that he is running for presiding judge of ...

DNA key to resolving decades-old criminal cases, both defense, prosecution find
Walt McKee, an Augusta attorney on the board of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, says DNA evidence can work both ways -- it also can clear a suspect of criminal charges. "I tried a case in Hancock County a couple of years ago where ...

Assistant public defender plans for next act
Eunice Baros is active on the board of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The organization's priorities are to work within the court system to protect clients' constitutional rights and provide continuing education for members. For ...

Palm Beach County assistant public defender plans for next act
Eunice Baros is active on the board of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The organization's priorities are to work within the court system to protect clients' constitutional rights and provide continuing education for members. For ...

Social media posts admissible in court
Ian Friedman, past president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, said social media evidence has become a critical element in an increasing number of court cases. “In many cases, searching people's social networking, combing though ...

Attorney to the stars retained by RSF man
Chesnoff is a well-known criminal defense attorney based in Las Vegas but argues for clients in court nationwide. He's regularly represents celebrities -- from athletes to actors -- in court. Chesnoff also was famously retained Michael Jackson's family ...

Latest eyebrow-raiser: Sandusky lawyer invites students out for drinks
But with his sentencing complete, that jarring appearance now ranks among the odd turns in a strange criminal defense that has defied legal norms for almost a year. Fresh twists came Monday night when a student radio station shared a bold statement ...

Walker defense fund paid nothing to lawyers last quarter
Scott Walker set up a defense fund to allow him to use campaign cash to pay two high-profile criminal defense lawyers earlier this year. Things have quieted down quite a bit since then. Newly filed federal records show The Scott Walker Trust paid ...

The Elephant In The Room! Zimmerman's Defense Says Trayvon's Case Isn't ...
The Elephant In The Room! Zimmerman's Defense Says Trayvon's Case Isn't ...

Audit critical of Missouri public defender system
Missouri's auditor challenged Wednesday whether the state's public criminal defense lawyers really can support the notion that they face a genuine “caseload crisis.” In a report critical of the Missouri State Public Defender system, Auditor Thomas A ...

Pharmaceutical firms targeted in meningitis case hire defense lawyer
BOSTON (Reuters) - The pharmaceutical companies at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak have disclosed they hired a lawyer from a top white-collar criminal-defense firm in Boston. New England Compounding Center, Ameridose LLC and Alaunus ...

Pharmaceutical firms targeted in meningitis case hire defense lawyer
BOSTON (Reuters) - The pharmaceutical companies at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak have disclosed they hired a lawyer from a top white-collar criminal-defense firm in Boston. New England Compounding Center, Ameridose LLC and Alaunus ...

When the Law Doesn't Fit the Crime: Lessons From the Blogosphere
As someone who practiced for a decade as a public defender, representing many clients who were charged with rape and other forms of sexual assault, I naturally gravitated toward the position taken by the criminal defense bloggers. Why won't people read ...

4th Judicial District, Seat 44: Berris v. Conroy
Professional Associations: Minnesota State Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association, former co-chair of the Criminal Law Section; Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court; Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Minnesota Society for Criminal ...

Cerabino: No, really, this is how the ankle monitor was damaged
Next month, the cottage industry that is Wellington polo mogul John Goodman's criminal defense enterprise will get a fresh opportunity to unveil a new narrative of bizarre mechanical failures and innocent bumps in the night misconstrued by law ...

The Law Offices of Ned Barnett Launches New Website
HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, a criminal defense law firm in Houston, TX, recently launched its new website. The site features helpful content and resources about criminal defense and criminal defense ...

When the Law Doesn't Fit the Crime: Lessons from the Blogosphere
As someone who practiced for a decade as a public defender, representing many clients who were charged with rape and other forms of sexual assault, I naturally gravitated toward the position taken by the criminal defense bloggers. Why won't people read ...

Criminal Justice, Civil Liberties Issues Missing From 2012 Campaign
Imagine the uproar if the vice president had said the same thing to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, or the American Civil Liberties Union. When crime has been an issue in presidential politics -- most notably in 1968, 1980, 1984 ...

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Reform needed for Milwaukee police
He is the vice president of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and on the board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. It is now only a matter of time before there is a federal takeover of the Milwaukee Police ...

Election 2012: Mike Nerheim
Current job: Criminal defense attorney in private practice handling felony, juvenile, misdemeanor and traffic matters, including complex civil litigation and municipal law. Attorney for police commission. Partner in Lake County law firm. On faculty at ...

Defense Lawyer Moves to Dismiss 20 Cases, Says Prosecutor Not Lawfully ...
Defense Lawyer Moves to Dismiss 20 Cases, Says Prosecutor Not Lawfully ...

Catherine Gleason Joins the Gainesville Office of Criminal Defense Law Firm ...
Catherine Gleason Joins the Gainesville Office of Criminal Defense Law Firm ...

Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Stump Secures Dismissal of Assault ...
Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Stump Secures Dismissal of Assault ...

Smoke and Mirrors: Extreme Kyrsten Sinema's Record as Criminal Defender ...
Smoke and Mirrors: Extreme Kyrsten Sinema's Record as Criminal Defender ...

Meet the candidates for Texas Railroad Commissioner, Texas Supreme Court ...
Meet the candidates for Texas Railroad Commissioner, Texas Supreme Court ...

Criminal Cases Are Expected To Rise In The Los Angeles Area
Criminal matters are happening every day in the United States and it's important that you hire a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney to accurately represent you if you have a court case. Some criminal defense attorneys also offer services like Los ...

Mercer County Criminal Defense Law Firm Lependorf & Silverstein Launches ...
Mercer County Criminal Defense Law Firm Lependorf & Silverstein Launches ...

Court of Criminal Appeals race highlights statewide campaigns
Hampton is a criminal defense attorney who has appeared for the 9-member court in death penalty cases. He says his experience handling capital punishment cases at every level, from the trial court to the U.S. Supreme Court, give him a unique ...

Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Stump Secures Dismissal of Assault ...
Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Stump Secures Dismissal of Assault ...

Local lawyers are named state's 'best'
O'Neill was named in the following categories: personal injury, commercial litigation, labor and employment law, criminal defense — white collar, criminal defense — non-white collar, and driving while intoxicated defense. Inclusion in New Jersey's ...

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On ...
Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On ...

Candace Duran murder case likely delayed once again
Email; Print; Share. LinkedIn; Tumblr; StumbleUpon; Reddit; Del.icio.us; Digg. A; A. 13duran. Candace Duran whispers to criminal defense attorney Dean Benjamini in court on Sept. 13 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio. / File Photo. Written by. Kate ...

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney: Warrantless Cellphone Tracking by ...
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney: Warrantless Cellphone Tracking by ...

Harris County Criminal Justice Election Recommendations
She is an outstanding criminal defense attorney who puts her money where her mouth is and goes to trial (and wins) often. The primary concern of most prosecutors that I talk to is that she is so deeply committed to being a criminal defense attorney ...

State Attorney Candidate Face Off: Brannon v Siegmeister. Different styles ...
State Attorney Candidate Face Off: Brannon v Siegmeister. Different styles ...

Letter: Re-elect State's Attorney Joe Bruscato
I was a criminal defense attorney from 1966 to 1981 as a public defender and private attorney. I loved my role in the criminal justice system—protecting the rights of those accused of a crime. Bill Nash, Phil Reinhard and Dan Doyle were the State's ...

INTERVIEW: Norman Reimer on Overcriminalization
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has always opposed the overly expansive use of criminal laws by states and the federal government for social and regulatory control. Criminal laws are now detached from fundamental and moral wrongs ...




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