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Trial Lawyer Advocates For Hands-On Experience In Sacramento
Patricia Ann Campi is a well-known criminal defense attorney, having worked throughout much of the State of California from her office in the Sacramento region for over 20 years. She works for Summit Defense Attorneys where she has been employed for ...

Arpaio Asks Federal Judge to Find Him a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Arpaio doesn't deserve a court-appointed criminal-defense lawyer, does he? Can't he sell some real estate if he's short on cash? We left messages with Arpaio's office, and the American Civil Liberties Union. We'll update this article if either comment ...

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Hope Lefeber, Discusses Recent Third ...
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Hope Lefeber, Discusses Recent Third ...

Federal investigation moving forward, but will there be criminal civil rights ...
Federal investigation moving forward, but will there be criminal civil rights ...

Veteran Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney Paul A. Meissner of Carlson ...
Veteran Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney Paul A. Meissner of Carlson ...

Experts: D.A. could have asked to release grand jury transcripts, but judge ...
Experts: D.A. could have asked to release grand jury transcripts, but judge ...

Former APD detective's trial set for April
Morales is also the former chair of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. "Certainly some of the things they could consider are: Is there a self defense issue? You know, whether or not the weapon was discharged accidentally? Maybe the time ...

GOP lawmakers consider changes to 'John Doe' law
Cotton said as a criminal defense attorney, he fears that John Does give too much power to police and prosecutors. During a normal investigation, a police officer can interview people but they're not required to answer questions unless criminal charges ...

GOP lawmakers consider 'John Doe' law changes
Prosecutors say John Doe investigations are a valuable mechanism for collecting evidence and compelling testimony when witnesses are reluctant or suspects uncertain. But Tony Cotton, president-elect of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense ...

Certified Florida Criminal Law Expert Stephen Cobb Receives Top 10 Attorney ...
Certified Florida Criminal Law Expert Stephen Cobb Receives Top 10 Attorney ...

Prosecutors seek cellphone records without warrants
Joseph D. Rotella, a Newark attorney who is president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, explained the difference between a grand jury subpoena and a warrant. "If the prosecutor thinks that you may have committed a crime ...

Courtroom Plaque Honors This Late Criminal Defense Attorney
Famed Miami criminal defense attorney Richard Sharpstein, who died last year, will be honored with a memorial plaque in the second floor hallway of the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building. The plaque, which is sponsored by the Florida Association of ...

Archdiocese hires criminal defense attorney in Nienstedt investigation
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to continue its investigation into possible sexual misconduct by Archbishop John Nienstedt. Attorney Peter Wold has been retained to continue the investigation ...

NORML's Seminars Remain Important, Vital For Defense Lawyers
But even as we continue to move forward politically, there are still hundreds of thousands of Americans being arrested for marijuana-related offenses each year, and until we achieve that goal, the criminal defense bar will continue to play a crucial ...

Archdiocese hires criminal defense attorney
MINNEAPOLIS — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has hired a criminal defense attorney to continue investigating whether Archbishop John Nienstedt was involved in sexual misconduct. Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche says attorney Peter Wold has ...

Criminal Defense Attorney Ross Green Selected to Top 100 Trial Lawyers Under ...
Criminal Defense Attorney Ross Green Selected to Top 100 Trial Lawyers Under ...

Warrenton attorney Fischel added to Trial Lawyers' Top 100
The group's Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough ...

Minn. archdiocese hires criminal defense attorney in Nienstedt case
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has hired a criminal defense attorney to continue investigating whether Archbishop John Nienstedt was involved in sexual misconduct. Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche says attorney Peter Wold has been retained to ...

Archdiocese hires criminal defense attorney
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has hired a criminal defense attorney to continue investigating whether Archbishop John Nienstedt was involved in sexual misconduct. Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche says attorney Peter Wold has been retained to ...

Conflicts and 'Candy lists': Debates continue between county judges, defense ...
Conflicts and 'Candy lists': Debates continue between county judges, defense ...

What Can You Do With a Drunken Lawyer?
A defense investigator said the lawyer “smoked marijuana one evening during the course of the trial and … fluctuated between laughter and stupor.” The prosecutor, meanwhile, said Smith's counsel “acted no differently than any other criminal defense ...

Criminal defense lawyer receives Top 10 Attorney Award
CRESTVIEW — The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has named Stephen G. Cobb, of the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm, a Top 10 Attorney, according to Law Firm Newswire. "NACDA uses an independent and thorough selection process ...

Is South Korea's Criminal Defamation Law Hurting Democracy?
Tatsuya Kato, a Japanese journalist, is scheduled to attend his second hearing on Monday at the Seoul Central District Court after being charged last October with criminal defamation. Mr. Kato, who was the Seoul bureau chief of the conservative ...

When Defense Counsel Don't Defend: Notes From PACDL Meeting
The term white-collar criminal defense has become an oxymoron when describing outside counsel's representation of the corporation, and its officers in an investigation conducted by the government. There is seldom a serious defense effort; cooperation ...

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber Discusses New Proposed ...
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber Discusses New Proposed ...

Ethics Committee Overturns Criminal Discovery Opinion
A 2012 opinion by the State Bar of Texas Professional Ethics Committee approved of a practice by prosecutors of opening their files only after criminal defense lawyers agreed not to share copies with others and not to seek court-ordered discovery. But ...

Ethics Committee Overturns Criminal Discovery Opinion
A 2012 opinion by the State Bar of Texas Professional Ethics Committee approved of a practice by prosecutors of opening their files only after criminal defense lawyers agreed not to share copies with others and not to seek court-ordered discovery. But ...

Dallas County criminal judge faces disciplinary case after lawyers' complaints
Bright, a past president of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, said he wasn't surprised by the bad reviews. “I couldn't begin to tell you how many complaints we have received from our members about her,” he said. Richman, meanwhile, said ...

Judge unlikely to release Eric Garner grand jury record, opine defense lawyers
Mark J. Fonte, a St. George-based criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, said he anticipates the judge will stick with his original decision. "I don't see, at this point, Judge Rooney changing his position. There are no compelling facts or ...

When Defense Counsel Don't Defend: Notes From PACDL Meeting
The term white-collar criminal defense has become an oxymoron when describing outside counsel's representation of the corporation, and its officers in an investigation conducted by the government. There is seldom a serious defense effort; cooperation ...

The Holidays And Dehumanizing People
Years ago, I was lucky to work with a very very good criminal defense lawyer. Over the years we worked together, most days I would find myself in his office talking about cases or judges or other lawyers as the work day wound down. One day, around this ...

Metro studies moving downtown's Criminal Justice Center
But local criminal defense lawyer David Raybin said while the jail needs upgrades, the Metro Police portion might be adequate. “The jail must be at least across the street from the courthouse because that's where the prisoners are kept to go to court ...

Criminal Defense Attys Skunked On Bid For DOJ's 'Blue Book'
Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2014, 10:02 PM ET) -- A D.C. federal judge on Thursday tossed the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' suit demanding the U.S. Department of Justice produce an internal book outlining reformed discovery ...

Retirement beckons Justice Leonard P. Rienzi after distinguished 43-year legal ...
Retirement beckons Justice Leonard P. Rienzi after distinguished 43-year legal ...

Prosecutors seek to compel testimony from department attorney under then-Lex ...
Prosecutors seek to compel testimony from department attorney under then-Lex ...

Attorney Joseph Cavallo's Expert Opinion on New York's Criminal Defense ...
Attorney Joseph Cavallo's Expert Opinion on New York's Criminal Defense ...

Attorney Joseph Cavallo's Expert Opinion on New York's Criminal Defense ...
Attorney Joseph Cavallo's Expert Opinion on New York's Criminal Defense ...

Comic's book just a bunch of 'Nonsense'
Stand-up comic Paul D'Angelo tells a lot of lawyer jokes. That's because, in his past life, the Wakefield comedian was a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney — and some of his cases were a real joke! “I had a guy once who strangled a parrot,” D ...

Campaign cash for criminal defense? Please
This aerial view of Capitol Hill shows the Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress and congressional office buildings. 2014-12-22T02:00:00Z Campaign cash for criminal defense? PleaseBy JAMIE MARGUIA The Times and Democrat. 6 hours ...

Insanity defense filed for Fishers teen charged in murder
“There was a lot of evidence that pointed toward this gentleman of having committed the crime so there was no real way to argue that he didn't do it,” said Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Jack Crawford. Power attorney James Voyles represents ...

Rep. Michael Grimm may not receive jail sentence even with expected tax ...
Rep. Michael Grimm may not receive jail sentence even with expected tax ...

DOJ's Discovery Guide Remains Secret
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) sued the U.S. Department of Justice for a copy of the document, known as the "Blue Book." U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly concluded that the manual was attorney work-product ...

McGovern: Aaron Hernandez's winning streak snapped
“That's nowhere near enough,” said Peter Elikann, a criminal defense attorney not involved in the case. “They have to deal with a lot of issues, including the number of people who have heard the accusations of the alleged other murders.” Garsh also ...

Criminal Lawyer Cashes In On Moonshine
All three criminal defense lawyers met in college. They knew the law, but beyond family concoctions, the trio knew little else about distilling or the alcohol business. “Each of those first four years, there was a new challenge and a new thing that ...

Hickey: Use seized drug money for public defender
The notion of using seized drug money to pay for criminal defense doesn't sit well with Attorney General Marty Jackley. The drug control fund consists of money seized from suspected drug sales and other cash collected from auctioning off seized ...

Even an old prosecutor like 'Maximum Marcy' can learn to see the good in others
Not only are my efforts at small talk awkward, but as a criminal defense attorney, I find myself waiting for the question that inevitably follows the disclosure of my profession: “How can you defend 'those' people?” The phrasing may change a bit ...

State taxpayers to cover $2.4M in Bruno criminal defense costs
Former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno should check his stocking for a generous $2.4 million gift from the state after beating federal corruption charges in May. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman begrudgingly approved the reimbursement ...

State taxpayers to cover $24M in Bruno criminal defense costs
Former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno should really verify his stocking for a generous $2.four million present from the state soon after beating federal corruption charges in May possibly.Attorney Common Eric Schneiderman begrudgingly approved ...

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber Discusses Supreme Court ...
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber Discusses Supreme Court ...

The year of the grand jury, from Mike Hubbard to Ferguson, what goes on behind ...
The year of the grand jury, from Mike Hubbard to Ferguson, what goes on behind ...




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