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Will Judge's Notice of Email Scandal Blaze Trail for Attacks on Criminal Convictions?
Criminal defense attorney and former Bucks County first assistant district attorney David Zellis said that, while he has not seen the issue raised previously, the statement in the decision could be a "trailblazer." "It could very well be an opening of ...

Criminal Defense Attorney Recognized by NAFDD for DUI Defense
Criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Clothier has been recognized and selected for membership by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense as one of the Top 100 ...

Criminal Defense Attorney Recognized by NAFDD for DUI Defense ...
Criminal Defense Attorney Recognized by NAFDD for DUI Defense ...

Michelle Carter's defense calling teen brain into question
“This is a real sign that her attorneys know what they're doing,” said Dan Cappetta, a criminal defense attorney who has had numerous juvenile clients. “This type of evidence is especially important in a case like this — where the mindset of the ...

CU to present 'Police Ethics in Oklahoma: A Defense Perspective'
He practices criminal defense in DUI/DWI/APC, drugs, larceny, expungements, commercial drivers license and traffic tickets. He served as Oklahoma's first and only delegate to the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), the premier national organization ...

For Cardell Hayes attorney John Fuller, best defense is a good ...
For Cardell Hayes attorney John Fuller, best defense is a good ...

Dallas Child Pornography Criminal Defense Lawyer Talks About Dark Web
DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / November 28, 2016 / Do law enforcement agencies ever go too far in their efforts to catch criminals? That's the question being asked in a case involving the Department of Justice and its decision to operate a child pornography ...

Volkswagen Executives Have Started Hiring Criminal Defense Lawyers
A much bigger one is when everyone starts hiring criminal defense lawyers, as Bloomberg reports: Advertisement. Dozens of Volkswagen Group executives in Germany have hired U.S. criminal defense lawyers as the Justice Department ramps up meetings ...

Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Philadelphia
For more than 30 years, Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber has provided the highest-quality representation, defending the rights of the accused in the Philadelphia area and in federal courts throughout the United States. Her extensive ...

White-Collar Defense Lawyer Barry Sorrels Named to Dallas 500 Business List
DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The editors of D CEO magazine have again named attorney Barry Sorrels of Sorrels, Udashen & Anton to the prestigious Dallas 500 list for his work in white-collar criminal defense. He is one of only six criminal ...

More Cities Criminalizing Homelessness Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Homelessness is a major problem in some cities across the country. Likewise, certain states struggle with homelessness more than others. For example, Hawaii has one of the highest homeless rates in the nation and one that continues to rise. According ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Poring Over Cases of ADA Suspecting of Improper Wiretaps
Attorneys for criminal defendants in Brooklyn are reviewing cases involving prosecutor Tara Lenich—arrested last week on suspicion of forging a judge's signature to obtain illegal wiretaps—to determine if those cases have been compromised. Lenich, 41 ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Poring Over Cases of ADA Suspected of ...
Criminal Defense Lawyers Poring Over Cases of ADA Suspected of ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Poring Over Cases of ADA Suspected of Improper Wiretaps
Attorneys for criminal defendants in Brooklyn are reviewing cases involving prosecutor Tara Lenich—arrested last week on suspicion of forging a judge's signature to obtain illegal wiretaps—to determine if those cases have been compromised. Lenich, 41 ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Poring Over Cases of ADA Suspected of ...
Criminal Defense Lawyers Poring Over Cases of ADA Suspected of ...

Criminal Defense Lawyers Poring Over Cases of ADA Suspected of Improper Wiretaps
Attorneys for criminal defendants in Brooklyn are reviewing cases involving prosecutor Tara Lenich—arrested last week on suspicion of forging a judge's signature to obtain illegal wiretaps—to determine if those cases have been compromised. Lenich, 41 ...

Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Releases Updated Guide for the ...
Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Releases Updated Guide for the ...

Legal Service: Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin
As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. Here we will help you find the experienced lawyer in Austin ...

I defend accused criminals. It's my job. I also defend the Constitution
As a criminal-defense attorney, I've been asked ad nauseam, "How can you represent those people?" I'd like to answer this in more detail. When a terrorist is wounded in a shootout with authorities, he is brought to the emergency room of the nearest ...

Hammond criminal defense attorney pleads guilty to $1 million in tax evasion; Baton Rouge home involved
Prominent Northshore defense attorney Michael Thiel pleaded guilty Wednesday to tax evasion for failing to pay almost $1 million in federal taxes. Despite earning substantial income through his Hammond-based law practice, Thiel failed to pay $736,527 ...

Paul Bonin wins Orleans Criminal Court judge runoff
Guillory has worked for the district attorney's office since 2005, except for a brief stint as a private attorney from 2011-13 when he handled criminal defense, family law and personal injury cases. He leads prosecutors in three sections of court as a ...

Marcia Clark hits stride with 'Moral Defense'
Say what you will about her performance during O.J. Simpson's 1995 criminal trial, Clark has more than proven her writing chops in her sixth novel — her second featuring Samantha Brinkman, a tough, but fair criminal defense attorney who's always just ...

Report: Volkswagen's Dieselgate Criminal Settlement To Be Decided By Trump's Hardliners
Dozens of Volkswagen AG officials in Germany have hired U.S. criminal defense lawyers, Bloomberg said. According to that report, “The U.S. investigators have urged some of the VW employees to come to the U.S., where they can be interviewed away from ...

As 'Law and Order' President, Trump Can Improve Criminal Justice for Everyone
John Lauro, a criminal defense lawyer, said that “with enough time, subpoenas [and] FBI investigators,” prosecutors can charge anyone with “crimes they can't even articulate.” Lawyer and author Harvey Silverglate, estimates that the average American ...

Onondaga Co. assigned lawyers to reapply for jobs, be critiqued by accused criminals
Syracuse, NY -- Onondaga County's assigned criminal defense lawyers will be required to reapply for their jobs and be critiqued by their clients -- accused criminals -- as part of sweeping changes to the taxpayer-funded system. It's part of myriad ...

In Court Ruling on Indigent Defense, Conflict Counsel See New Leverage
"The fact that the Luzerne decision came down supporting the notion that lawsuits can be filed, this kind of puts additional pressure on the court and the city to resolve this issue," said criminal defense attorney Mingo Stroeber, who has performed ...

In Court Ruling on Indigent Defense, Conflict Counsel See New ...
In Court Ruling on Indigent Defense, Conflict Counsel See New ...

Protecting Yourself: Legal experts and firearms instructor talk self ...
Protecting Yourself: Legal experts and firearms instructor talk self ...

How much it cost to put Ross Harris away in the hot-car murder case
Expensive as the trial was, the Constitution comes before the cost, said Atlanta criminal defense attorney Buddy Parker, a former federal prosecutor. “The costs that resulted from this case flowed from two constitutional principles – the First ...

Prominent White-Collar and Government Investigations Lawyer Michael J. Engle Joins Stradley Ronon
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stradley Ronon announced today that well-known Philadelphia white-collar defense and government investigations lawyer Michael J. Engle has joined the firm as a partner in its Philadelphia office. Engle was previously ...

Kevin Harden Jr., Philly gun violence and the making of a star attorney
The 31-year-old white collar criminal defense attorney, 15 stories above street level in a Center City office, was lamenting that he still can't make a fist with that hand. “I was so angry at myself,” he said, staring at one of the five places on his ...

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Melissa Madrigal Named ...
White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Melissa Madrigal Named ...

Local Law Firm Invests In UTC's Criminal Justice Program
An experienced trial lawyer and founding member of Summers, Rufolo and Rogers, Mr. Summers has served in numerous legal capacities such as an assistant district attorney, criminal defense attorney, personal injury lawyer and labor lawyer. He has argued ...

Mayor's defense attorney calls petition "legally baseless"
Today, Mayor Schmitt's criminal defense attorney, Patrick J. Knight, released a response to the petition. Knight claims Vanidestine's petition should be dismissed "as there are no legal grounds to remove Mayor Schmitt from office as a result of the ...

Feds Say Honolulu Police Chief Is A Suspect In Corruption Case ...
Feds Say Honolulu Police Chief Is A Suspect In Corruption Case ...

What is a target letter? Criminal experts break down federal investigative procedure
We met with a former judge and prosecutor as well as a current criminal defense attorney to better understand the legalese behind a federal investigation. Hawaii Pacific University professor, and former judge and prosecutor, Randal Lee describes a ...

Snyder's legal tab with criminal defense firm hits $3.5M
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has notified the State Administrative Board that his taxpayer-funded legal fees with a criminal defense firm, for services related to the Flint drinking water crisis, will increase by another $1.5 million, to a cap of $3.5 ...

Long-Sought Indigent Defense Bill Goes to Governor's Desk
Gradess and other supporters of the bill say the movement toward a state takeover of the indigent criminal defense system has gained momentum since 2006, when a commission appointed by then-Chief Judge Judith Kaye said uneven legal services were ...

Innovate hires and promotions Dec. 22
Gravel & Shea PC was also recognized as the top listed firm in Burlington in three practice areas: criminal defense; general practice; criminal defense-white collar; and mass tort litigation/class action-plaintiffs. Mass tort litigation/class action ...

Marcia Clark hits stride with 'Moral Defense'
Say what you will about her performance during O.J. Simpson's 1995 criminal trial, Clark has more than proven her writing chops in her sixth novel – her second featuring Samantha Brinkman, a tough, but fair criminal defense attorney who's always just a ...

Future of criminal justice reform uncertain between Obama's clemency, Trump inauguration
A coalition including the American Bar Association, the ACLU, Families against Mandatory Minimums, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers pulled together to form a working group which has overseen the efforts to determine who, in the ...

Criminal defense lawyer charged with DWI
Joseph Francis Peterson, 25, of Sandpiper Drive in N. Topsail Beach, was charged with driving while impaired and reckless driving to endanger by North Carolina Highway Patrol, according to court documents. Few details were available from court ...

Governor Cuomo to Decide Future of Indigent Defense Services in New York State
"It all goes back to sensible decision back in 1965, two years after the Supreme Court decided that there was a constitutional right to counsel, that the counties would pay for indigent criminal defense," Kiernan explains. "But what happens when you ...

D.A. scores well with defense lawyers, despite qualms on drug policy
But instead of oaths and recriminations, six veteran criminal defense attorneys gave District Attorney Michael E. McMahon mainly good marks, lauding the newly-minted prosecutor for his seamless transition into the role as the borough's top elected law ...

Longtime Onondaga Co. lawyer taking over taxpayer-funded criminal defense program
Syracuse, NY -- An Onondaga County deputy attorney will leave government to take over the troubled program that pays defense lawyers to represent poor criminal defendants. Kathleen Dougherty, a 17-year veteran of the county's law department, will ...

Teen who body-slammed classmate claims self-defense - 7News
There have been no criminal charges in the case. Sidrick's family has hired criminal defense attorney Yehuda Bruck, who said this is a clear case of self-defense. “Clearly, once he subdues the person, he moves away and takes himself out of the fight ...

Editorial: Faltering public defender system needs fix ASAP
And while Margaret Strickland, president-elect of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, wrote in an op-ed this month that a judicial system “tilted against the defense” can turn into wrongful convictions and unnecessarily long prison ...

Lawyer says district attorney kept quiet on change in DNA evidence; she denies it
Last August, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis sent a short letter to San Diego County's criminal defense lawyers. Addressed “Dear Counsel,” the 1¼-page letter discussed changes in how some DNA samples — those that were a mixture of biological material ...

North Bay lawyers see changes, thanks to body-worn cameras | The ...
North Bay lawyers see changes, thanks to body-worn cameras | The ...

In Court Ruling on Indigent Defense, Conflict Counsel See New Leverage
"The fact that the Luzerne decision came down supporting the notion that lawsuits can be filed, this kind of puts additional pressure on the court and the city to resolve this issue," said criminal defense attorney Mingo Stroeber, who has performed ...




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