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Criminal Defense News 02/2017



Mayor Ed Pawlowski has paid $175000+ for legal defense
McMahon told The Morning Call that Trevan Borum, a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, is representing Lisa Pawlowski, Ed Pawlowski's wife. Pawlowski has been mounting a legal defense since July 2015, when the FBI raided Allentown City ...

Cape prosecutor named district court judge
BOSTON - A longtime Cape and Islands prosecutor who also worked as a criminal defense attorney has been named a Barnstable District Court judge. The Governor's Council on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Assistant District Attorney Edward ...

Witness a hate crime? Here's how to intervene.
Andrew Weisberg, a Chicago-based criminal defense attorney, says intervening when violence is involved poses its own risks. “The bystander may be injured in attempting to help or could end up getting arrested if their involvement is misunderstood,” he ...

Police Say No Evidence Of Value Was Lost In Ransomware Attack, Except Maybe Some Stuff Defense Lawyers Might ...
Police Say No Evidence Of Value Was Lost In Ransomware Attack, Except Maybe Some Stuff Defense Lawyers Might ...

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Wooldridge Announces New Scholarship Award
Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2016 - Las Vegas Defense Attorney Nicholas Wooldridge is sponsoring a scholarship to help raise awareness of miscarriages of justice and turn a spotlight on those cases. Participation eligibility is based ...

Christie's criminal defense lawyers just failed to show up at the hearing they demanded
HACKENSACK -- A municipal judge said Thursday a citizen activist's official misconduct complaint against Gov. Chris Christie over his alleged actions in Bridgegate has not been dismissed as the governor's attorneys claimed, and promised to decide if it ...

With more cuts looming, local lawyers step up to keep criminal defense limping along
About 150 local attorneys — the majority of them lawyers who specialize in real estate, insurance, wills and other civil matters — have stepped forward over the last 11 months to volunteer their services for criminal cases amid a funding crisis for ...

County Councilman Michael Jensen quietly setting up criminal defense fund
(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) Michael Jensen, who stepped down as chief of the Unified Fire Authority, is soliciting donations for a legal defense fund related to allegations of misuse of public money. Jensen in November was re-elected to a fifth ...

Vt. Supreme Court orders a hold on assets
In essence, it requires that victims, uniquely, subsidize the criminal defense costs of the accused by foregoing the ability to collect some of their civil damages from the accused. We see no justification for treating plaintiff any differently than ...

State contributions wane as indigent defense costs continue to climb for McLennan County
“The Texas Legislature has failed to provide sufficient funding to offset the costs of the Fair Defense Act and has shifted this cost to county taxpayers,” according to the county's resolution. “County expenditures for indigent criminal defense have ...

Dallas Criminal Lawyer Answers The Question “What Kind Of Lawyer Do I Need?”
I am a criminal defense attorney. I am not an immigration lawyer, but I often handle criminal immigration cases. Confusing? It is for many people who contact me. This paper explains the differences. A criminal defense lawyer like me defends people who ...

Suit filed over La.'s indigent defense program
A class action lawsuit was filed Monday in state court in Baton Rouge, accusing the state of mismanaging the public defender program designed to provide adequate legal defense for poor and indigent defendants. The suit names Gov. John Bel Edwards ...

State payments for indigent defense continue to dip in Gregg County
Gregg County on Monday accepted a $117,000 grant to pay for court-appointed defense attorneys this year, a state contribution the county auditor welcomed while noting it is far less than what is spent on indigent defendants — and less than the state ...

Lawyers oppose expansion of North Dakota 'castle law'
A bill that would allow North Dakotans to use deadly force against someone who is fleeing a crime, including misdemeanor offenses is ill-conceived and would create an open season on criminals, prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers and others told ...

How Trump could use vouchers to improve the courts
While the crisis of criminal defense is usually cast in terms of caseload, very few people acknowledge that public defenders often abandon their ethical and professional obligations because there is no consequence to doing so. Public defenders have ...

Clovis Man Found Guilty, Kidnapping and Criminal Sexual
Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on February 7, 2017, Joshua Quiton Jackson, age 30, of Clovis, NM, was found guilty by a Curry ...

Bar association poll ranks Parcher as top pick for judge
The other candidates received votes as follows: criminal defense attorney Chad Sleight, 10.28 percent; Assistant Vancouver City Attorney Brent Boger, 5.61 percent; criminal defense attorney John Lutgens, 4.21 percent; criminal defense attorney Louis ...

'Rare' Request Seeks To Hide Criminal Case From Honolulu Prosecutor
Harrison recently took over the case from attorney Myles Breiner. Breiner has raised eyebrows in the legal community because he is the Kealohas criminal defense attorney at the same time that he has been representing other clients, like Masunaga, in ...

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel dies
Housel, an Egg Harbor Township resident, served in the county prosecutor's office for 10 years before leaving to open a law practice dedicated to criminal defense in 1995. He returned to the office on June 27, 2007, when Gov. Jon S. Corzine appointed ...

Dassey supporters eagerly await Valentine's Day
Amazon describes the book this way: "Interweaving his account of the Steven Avery trial at the heart of Making a Murderer with other high profile cases from his criminal defense career, attorney Jerome F. Buting explains the flaws in America's criminal ...

Trump's Executive Orders on Crime are More of the Same, Just More Intense Rhetoric, Says Harvey Silverglate
These executive orders indicate more of the same, and the same is disastrous," says Harvey Silverglate—the famed criminal defense and civil liberties attorney, author of the seminal book Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, and ...

DA Williams Won't Seek Re-election, Cites Gift Scandal
Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores attorney Ron Greenblatt, who is chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said Williams was an agent of change for the better at the office, and his initiatives ...

CCW Weekend: How To Search For A Self Defense Lawyer
Naturally, criminal defense is going to be the main area of expertise you'll want to look for, but pay special attention to those attorneys that have experience in firearms law. These attorneys may have more knowledge about the laws pertaining to ...

Immigration raids conducted in several cities
LOS ANGELES — Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have conducted sweeps in several cities this past week. Officials say they're rounding up illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. From New York City to Los Angeles, activists ...

Solon calls for death penalty defense unit for poor offenders | ABS ...
Solon calls for death penalty defense unit for poor offenders | ABS ...

Q&A: Criminal defense attorney Jessa Nicholson Goetz talks about her passion for the rights of the accused
Jessa Nicholson Goetz has a distinct view of Wisconsin's criminal justice system from her side of the courtroom. At 34, she is one of few female trial attorneys in the state working on sensitive crimes cases. The Madison attorney represents people ...

Q&A: Criminal defense attorney Jessa Nicholson Goetz talks about her passion for the rights of the accused
What drew you to criminal defense and sensitive crimes in particular? I really like people-based law. I don't like document review, I don't like transactional stuff. I like being able to interact with people and I like telling stories. One of the great ...

9 attorneys seek job on Benton County District Court bench
Her private legal practices focuses on criminal defense, firearms rights and parental rights. She contracts with Benton and Franklin counties and the state Office of Public Defense to represent parents and children in dependency matters. Being a judge ...

Attorney Mutaqee Akbar and Chief Michael DeLeo join forces
To help prevent violent interactions between police and the public, Mutaqee Akbar, criminal defense attorney, and Michael DeLeo, Chief of the Tallahassee Police Department, have decided to take initiative by joining forces. The two have started a ...

Criminal Defense Attorney Brynn Loughran Brito Works Aggressively On Behalf of Her Clients
In 2007, Brito made the transition to criminal defense work and opened her own firm 2010 specializing in criminal defense cases, including DUI, drug possession and trafficking, gun crimes, juvenile crimes, death penalty, violent felonies, sex crimes ...

Chief defender stepping down: After 40 years, John Digiacinto leaves his mark on county's criminal justice system
As optimistic as he is about the future of criminal defense in the county, Digiacinto said he is worried about recruiting and keeping talent for the private defender program in the face of the Peninsula's rising cost of living. Because the program ...

Local defense attorney weighs in on Seman trial moving to Portag - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown ...
Local defense attorney weighs in on Seman trial moving to Portag - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown ...

Court halts high-profile defense lawyer Dee W. Bray from practicing law
Dee W. Bray, a criminal defense lawyer who has handled some of the Fayetteville area's high-profile homicide cases, is temporarily barred from practicing law because of a health issue, a court order says. "Bray is currently suffering from a mental or ...

Santa Barbara attorney sentenced to federal prison
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney Darryl Genis, 60, was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Monday for failing to file tax returns for at least eight years. The United States District judge that handed down the ...

SB criminal defense attorney gets 2 years in income tax case
A Santa Barbara-based criminal defense attorney was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison Monday for willfully failing to file tax returns for several years and failing to pay the IRS nearly $680,000 in income tax. In addition to the prison term he ...

Sarasota deputies accused of perjury will keep their jobs
The four Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies accused of lying under oath about a cocaine trafficking arrest will remain employed, though they were found to have violated several of the agency's most serious general orders. According to an internal ...

Santa Barbara-based criminal defense attorney sentenced to feder - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara ...
Santa Barbara-based criminal defense attorney sentenced to feder - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara ...

Former Akin Gump Partner Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer
You remember the case of Jeffrey Wertkin, right? He was arrested — while wearing a disguise — at the end of January for allegedly attempting to sell a whistleblower complaint to the target company. The going price for his reputation was allegedly ...

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Answers, "What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?"
DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 15, 2017 / I am a Dallas criminal defense attorney. I am not a Dallas immigration lawyer, but I often handle criminal immigration cases. Confusing? It is for many people who contact me. This article explains the ...

Trump Fumes Over 'Criminal' Leaks as Culprits Risk Harsh Penalties
“That is a separate offense,” says Pollack, president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. “If a person lies to the FBI, the government need not charge or prove a violation of the Espionage Act. It can simply charge the offense of ...

Fantasy Aces Hires Criminal Lawyer as New York Gaming Commission Turns Up the Heat
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company's management has hired attorney Robert J. DeGroot, a criminal defense lawyer, to field questions from the commission about exactly what happened to its players' funds. It became the commission's duty to ...

Richmond lawyer heads up national forensic science group
Richmond lawyer Betty Layne DesPortes has taken office as president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the first criminal defense lawyer to ever hold the position. DesPortes, who has a master's degree in forensic science, was sworn in at the ...

Richmond lawyer heads up national forensic science group | City of ...
Richmond lawyer heads up national forensic science group | City of ...

Prominent Criminal Defense Lawyer Advises How to Avoid DUIs in California
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Since 1999, there have been more 150,000 DUI arrests in California each year, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The California State Police and California Highway Patrol ...

McGovern: Aaron Hernandez eyes potential pot defense
“Sometimes these experts get on the stand and say that based on their testing and review of the evidence that they don't believe the defendant had the mental ability to form an intent to kill,” said Robert Sheketoff, a longtime criminal defense ...

Aaron Hernandez might use weed as defense in double murder trial
“Sometimes these experts get on the stand and say that based on their testing and review of the evidence that they don't believe the defendant had the mental ability to form an intent to kill,” Robert Sheketoff, a longtime criminal defense attorney who ...

Colorado Springs slaying suspect hires Casey Anthony defense attorney
"Somebody who has a national reputation in the criminal defense community probably comes at a very, very high cost," said defense attorney Shimon Kohn of Colorado Springs. A top Colorado defense team is likely to charge upwards of $250,000 for a ...

Winning with alternative facts
Intentionally or by bumbling luck, Trump and his puppets have created a system resembling the defense team in a criminal defense trial. And it is brilliant. To the chagrin of my liberal friends, I'm not calling any member of the administration a ...

Panel to tackle integrity of criminal justice system
Jones practices in the area of criminal defense, including driver's license restoration, motions to set aside convictions, petitions for discontinuation of sex offender registration, criminal forfeiture, restitution and personal protection order ...

Defense Claims Government Constructed False Case in John Wiley Price Bribery Trial
Criminal defense attorney Victor Vital, who is not connected with the case, said Baccus-Lobel was not as effective as she could have been. "They're not putting their best foot forward at this point from a coherent, structured stand point, it's very ...




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