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Criminal Defense News 05/2015



GWB lane closures: Timeline to a political scandal
Baroni and Wildstein, who have hired criminal defense attorneys, had been granted a short extension. Dec. 23: Baroni and Wildstein comply with the subpoena from the Legislature. Dec. 31: The Assembly transportation committee subpoenas Wildstein ...

Cleveland NAACP to guide on protests, facing police
This session will be led by lawyers and staff affiliated with the NAACP and other 1st amendment and criminal defense organizations. The location was chosen for a symbolic reason. 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer ...

Depraved Heart Murder: Meaning of Charge Against Baltimore Officer in Freddie ...
Depraved Heart Murder: Meaning of Charge Against Baltimore Officer in Freddie ...

Maine lawmakers consider lighter penalties for heroin, harsher punishment for ...
Maine lawmakers consider lighter penalties for heroin, harsher punishment for ...

Wayne Co. asst. prosecutor resigns over Baltimore post
Detroit — An assistant Wayne County prosecutor resigned Friday after being disciplined for a Facebook message that said the way to end the violence in Baltimore was to shoot the protesters. Criminal defense attorneys and a liberal statewide group said ...

Legal experts divided on charges against Freddie Gray officers
Criminal defense attorney Andrew I. Alperstein, a former Baltimore County prosecutor, said "depraved heart" describes a person who did not intend to kill, but acted with a reckless disregard for human life. Most second-degree murder charges do include ...

Baltimore prosecutor's swift action, link to victim's lawyer raise questions
Heather Hansen, a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer, told Fox News on Saturday that Murphy's political contributions, Mosby's marriage and that a member of her office having a personal relationship with a local reporter raise concerns. "All of these ...

Legal experts are divided over charges in Baltimore case
Alan Dershowitz, a criminal-defense lawyer and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, suggested Mosley's actions were motivated more by political expediency and short-term public safety than strong evidence. He called the charges “outrageous and ...

Making the Bridgegate case: How Feds threaded the needle
"A lot of people are going to have a lot to think about," said Michael Koribanics, a criminal defense attorney and former Hudson County assistant prosecutor. Wildstein has already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to misapply property of the Port Authority ...

Innovative Montco court program gets national attention
Norristown >> A new and innovative approach to indigent criminal defense is emerging in Montgomery County and the public defenders behind it are gaining national attention for their ideas. It's known as “participatory defense” and its goal is to ...

Defense attorney Sam Shamansky stands up for his work
For the past two decades, Shamansky has been one of the most prominent criminal-defense lawyers in central Ohio, with a string of high-profile clients. The latest is Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, accused in a federal indictment last month of traveling from ...

Innovative Montgomery County court defense strategy gains national attention
COURTHOUSE >> A new and innovative approach to indigent criminal defense is emerging in Montgomery County, and the public defenders behind it are gaining national attention for their ideas. It's known as “participatory defense,” and its goal is to ...

Pro bono spotlight: Enhancing criminal defense with pro bono attorneys
“This was a wonderful opportunity for the students,” said Ragsdale. “While it was a good review of ongoing coursework, it provided a very helpful, succinct summary of criminal defense as it is performed by defense attorneys who are in the trenches ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Cannot Work Part-Time as District Attorneys
Can a lawyer who has a criminal defense practice serve as an assistant district attorney in a county? Obviously, a lawyer who is an assistant district attorney on a part-time basis cannot have a criminal practice in the same county. If the lawyer is ...

Swinging for the Fences: Thinking Through the Baltimore Criminal Charges
Over the weekend, noted Harvard Law professor and criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz made headlines attacking Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby for allegedly overcharging the Baltimore police officers blamed for Freddie Gray's death and for ...

Innovative Montco court program gets national attention
NORRISTOWn >> A new and innovative approach to indigent criminal defense is emerging in Montgomery County and the public defenders behind it are gaining national attention for their ideas. It's known as “participatory defense” and its goal is to ...

Hannity Gets Schooled By Criminal Defense Attorney About Police Brutality
Sean Hannity got quite an earful about police brutality from criminal defense attorney Rebecca Nitkin – and "tough guy" Hannity couldn't take it. The pretext for the discussion was the tragic death of NYPD officer Brian Moore who was shot and killed in ...

Longtime Austin criminal defense lawyer Bill White dies
KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman reported Monday that his body was found after a friend went to check on him after not hearing from him for several days. White practiced as a criminal defense lawyer for 37 years, and represented bank ...

Wells Report Points Finger At Patriots, Brady: What Comes Next?
About a week earlier, on January 23, 2015, the National Football League (NFL) announced that it had retained criminal defense attorney Ted Wells and the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to conduct an investigation into whether the ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Cannot Work Part-Time as District Attorneys
Can a lawyer who has a criminal defense practice serve as an assistant district attorney in a county? Obviously, a lawyer who is an assistant district attorney on a part-time basis cannot have a criminal practice in the same county. If the lawyer is ...

The Law Offices of Bilfield & Associates Adds Criminal Defense and Family Law ...
The Law Offices of Bilfield & Associates Adds Criminal Defense and Family Law ...

The Law Offices of Bilfield & Associates Adds Criminal Defense and Family Law ...
The Law Offices of Bilfield & Associates Adds Criminal Defense and Family Law ...

Weekend TV with Michael Aron features veteran criminal defense attorney Joe ...
Weekend TV with Michael Aron features veteran criminal defense attorney Joe ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Cannot Work Part-Time as District Attorneys
Can a lawyer who has a criminal defense practice serve as an assistant district attorney in a county? Obviously, a lawyer who is an assistant district attorney on a part-time basis cannot have a criminal practice in the same county. If the lawyer is ...

Jacob T. Erickson Honored for Excellence in Criminal Defense
MONTICELLO, MN, May 11, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Jacob T. Erickson, Attorney and Partner of Smith, Paulson, O'Donnell & Erickson, PLC, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in criminal defense. Mr. Erickson has 14 ...

The People Versus James Hinman
His antics during the recent murder trial of cop killer Thomas Johnson III are a good illustration of the cruelty and ineptitude that routinely hide behind the cloak of our constitutional commitment to criminal defense. And now that the trial is over ...

Criminal defense attorney fired, investigated for alleged sexual contact with ...
Criminal defense attorney fired, investigated for alleged sexual contact with ...

FBI hair errors call convictions into question
"It's hard to comprehend the breadth, impact, and magnitude of this for those accused and the criminal justice system," said Center City lawyer Theodore Simon, president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Simon's group partnered ...

Criminal defense attorney Alex Flynn calls Madison DA's decision "less than ...
Criminal defense attorney Alex Flynn calls Madison DA's decision "less than ...

As jury in Boston considers life or death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Northampton ...
As jury in Boston considers life or death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Northampton ...

Northampton attorneys David Hoose and Harry Miles react to Tsarnaev death ...
Northampton attorneys David Hoose and Harry Miles react to Tsarnaev death ...

Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Schneider Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
HOUSTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Houston criminal defense attorney Stanley G. Schneider was honored last week with the Richard "Racehorse" Haynes Lifetime Achievement award from the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association for ...

AG seeks to remove prominent defense lawyer in Risoldi criminal case
A Chester County judge is expected to decide whether a prominent Philadelphia criminal defense attorney can represent one of the Risoldi family members in a $20 million insurance fraud trial in Bucks County. At issue is whether Philadelphia attorney ...

AG seeks to remove prominent defense lawyer in Risoldi criminal case
A Chester County judge is expected to decide whether a prominent Philadelphia criminal defense attorney can represent one of the Risoldi family members in a $20 million insurance fraud trial in Bucks County. At issue is whether Philadelphia attorney ...

Prosecutors: Attorney McMahon should be removed from Risoldi case, might be ...
Prosecutors: Attorney McMahon should be removed from Risoldi case, might be ...

DuPage Criminal Defense Lawyer Opens Three Illinois Law Offices
The DuPage criminal defense law firm of Moretti Law, P.C. is pleased to announce the opening of three law offices in the Chicagoland area. The new office locations are in Downtown Chicago, at 155 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 752; in Oakbrook, at 1415 ...

Arpaio Seeks Cash from Suckers to Fight Criminal Allegations
... in the Melendres case, Arpaio's civil defense attorney Michele Iafrate is on contract with the county. She gets nothing from Arpaio. The county is not paying for Arpaio's criminal defense attorney Mel McDonald, who has been sitting in on the ...

Josh & Jim Bob Duggar: Can They Be Prosecuted Now In Sexual Molestation ...
Josh & Jim Bob Duggar: Can They Be Prosecuted Now In Sexual Molestation ...

The best criminal defense lawyer in Pittsburgh and America and The World
"You keep your trap shut," says Daniel Muessig, who is absolutely a real lawyer, " and I'll keep your trap open." Dan will defend you for everyday offenses such as murder and burglary, but also "funny throwback crimes such as moonshining." Also, he ...

Top Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Walker Makes the Top 10
Renowned criminal defense attorney, Frank Walker, was recently recognized by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) as a 2015 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Pennsylvania, as well as West Virginia. The ...

Lawyers decry fed indictment against Timothy Flaherty
He may have chosen his words poorly, but this is a good, honest lawyer,” said Terrence Kennedy, a criminal defense attorney and current member of the Governor's Council who is not involved in the case. “I am outraged by the indictment. I'm outraged by ...

Massey Energy Ordered to Pay for Indicted CEO's Defense
Massey Energy Co. must pay the legal expenses of former chief Donald Blankenship for his defense to federal charges stemming from the worst U.S. coal disaster in 40 years, a judge ruled. The ruling Thursday by Delaware Chancery Court Judge Andre ...

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Relocates Law Office
Chicago criminal defense lawyer Hal M. Garfinkel is the Managing Partner at the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel. He earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and earned his B.S. from the University of Kansas. As a former prosecutor, ...

Massey Energy ordered to pay for ex-CEO's criminal defense
Massey Energy Co. must pay the legal expenses of former CEO Donald Blankenship for his defense against federal charges stemming from the worst U.S. coal disaster in 40 years, a judge ruled. The ruling Thursday by Delaware Chancery Court Judge Andre ...




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