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Criminal Defense News 05/2017



Austin defense lawyer to seek Democratic bid for U.S. House seat
Austin criminal defense attorney Chris Perri announced Monday he will run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress in District 21, where Republican Lamar Smith has held the seat for the past 30 years. “My wife and I are dismayed by the assaults ...

New Orleans Public Defender Investigator Was Criminally Charged by Prosecutor She Was Up Against In Court
"Louisiana has vested serious unchecked power in the district attorney's office, this is a power that can be used at any time on anyone," New Orleans criminal defense attorney C.J. Mordock, of the Mordock Law Group, told Reason. "No one should be ...

Taxpayer funds earmarked for Punta Gorda police chief's defense
The ethical conflict presented by this award of Association funds, some of which are monies paid through the Office of the State Attorney membership dues, for the criminal defense of Tom Lewis and the Office of the State Attorney's prosecution of ...

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer Tylden Shaeffer to Present at NELA 2017 Annual Convention
This panel explores the risks and benefits of accessing employer documents from the contrasting perspectives of a lawyer representing whistleblowers; a criminal defense lawyer; and a longtime member of NELA's Ethics & Sanctions Committee. The panel ...

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Supporting DUI Cases ...
Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Supporting DUI Cases ...

Blame Criminal Defense Attorneys For Paving The Way For Trump Media Attacks
It probably goes without saying that most criminal defense attorneys are going to lean left politically. Doing battle with the government on a daily basis and even being subjected to regular disparagement for defending often unsavory and frightening ...

Boerne attorney, a former judge, jailed on drug charge
Judge Kevin Fine during a hearing in the 177th District Criminal Court at Harris County Criminal Courthouse in 2010. Now a lawyer in Boerne with a criminal defense practice, Fine was arrested Monday in Kerr ... more. Photo: Melissa Phillip /Houston ...

Why are lawyers using brain damage as a criminal defense? The science doesn't support it
When his criminal trial begins next week, attorneys for Andres “Andy” Avalos, a Florida man charged with murdering his wife, a neighbor and a local pastor, will mount an insanity defense on behalf of their client because, as they announced last summer, ...

State will soon be asked to pay more for indigent defense
LANSING – Lawmakers' years-old promise to invest in criminal defense for poor people is about to be tested as a state panel proposes new limits on court-appointed attorney caseloads. The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, created under a 2013 law ...

Country's Lowest Pay Rate for SPD Appointments Equals Constitutional Crisis
Many appointments are going to inexperienced attorneys under flat fee contracts that create conflicts of financial interest, according to criminal defense lawyer John Birdsall, who heads the Indigent Defense Funding Committee of the Wisconsin ...

Experts: Levels of intent may provide path for state criminal charges in Alton Sterling case
Pauline Hardin, a white collar criminal defense attorney in New Orleans and former state and federal prosecutor, said that unlike the federal willfulness standard for federal civil rights cases, state homicide statutes require differing levels of ...

Hope and Life Press Announces JUDGING ANGELS by Top Illinois ...
Hope and Life Press Announces JUDGING ANGELS by Top Illinois ...

In defense of defense attorneys
As a criminal defense attorney, I sometimes have to defend the role I play in representing people accused of heinous crimes. Rapists, murderers and thieves — why defend these alleged miscreants? Why not just lock them up in prison and throw away the ...

Law School Receives $1.7M Gift for Indigent Defense From ...
Law School Receives $1.7M Gift for Indigent Defense From ...

Gus Newman, Respected Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dies at 90
Gus Newman, a respected New York City criminal defense lawyer who completed at least 200 felony trials during his five decades of practice, died Monday. He was 90 and suffered from a brief illness, said his son, Eric Newman, a civil litigator and ...

Gus Newman, Respected Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dies at 90 ...
Gus Newman, Respected Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dies at 90 ...

Using brain damage as a criminal defense
Though decades of research tell us that brain damage can alter people's behavior and impair their ability to make sound judgments and rational decisions, in the legal realm, that's not enough for a successful criminal defense. There is, however, one ...

Elizabeth Warren's preferred SEC nominee is married to an attorney at the big banks' go-to law firm
... "including white collar criminal defense matters, securities enforcement defense...." Ammons touts her experience "navigating investigations brought forth by government agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department ...

Law School Receives $1.27M Gift for Indigent Defense From Anonymous Donor
South Texas College of Law Houston has received a $1.27 million gift aimed at launching a criminal defense certification program, which is meant to train defense lawyers to more effectively represent indigent defendants in the city's courts. The money ...

Law School Receives $1.27M Gift for Indigent Defense From ...
Law School Receives $1.27M Gift for Indigent Defense From ...

Questions surround PGPD chief accepting donations for defense fund
Occhipinti and his foundation donated money to Lewis through the Funded Justice website, raising funding for Lewis to pay for his criminal defense attorney. "We will continue to do similar donations if he needs them for his criminal defense." Also ...

Criminal Justice Reform and Public Safety Rhetoric in the Philly DA Race
Larry Krasner, a civil rights and criminal defense attorney running for DA, who did not attend the forum despite, according to organizers, committing to it, pointed out to Reason last month that while 80 percent of registered voters in Philadelphia are ...

SLED's faulty gunshot residue tests delaying some prosecutions around South Carolina
“We have not found any issues where she fabricated data or falsified data,” Hughey said. “We didn't have a rogue chemist.” SLED has notified all state solicitors about the problem, who are in turn notifying criminal defense lawyers in their respective ...

Guest commentary: Texas may offer a model for Missouri's public defender crisis
The ACLU claims that $20 million in additional funding is needed to bring the criminal defense system up to constitutional requirements. Unless there is a settlement, the courts will have to determine exactly how much funding is necessary. In the ...

St. Louis Criminal Defense Firm Offers Free Consultations - Press ...
St. Louis Criminal Defense Firm Offers Free Consultations - Press ...

Charles Lavine: Don't use campaign funds for criminal defense ...
Charles Lavine: Don't use campaign funds for criminal defense ...

San Diego Lawyer Announces Disabled Veteran Scholarship - RJT ...
San Diego Lawyer Announces Disabled Veteran Scholarship - RJT ...

'Fake' LA Times Story Featured in Criminal Defense
@THE GUSS REPORT-Did a rogue Los Angeles deputy city attorney criminally misuse his authority to dupe a Los Angeles Times reporter into publishing an untrue article about a criminal charge he said he filed, but did not – one that he never intended to ...

Criminal defense attorneys seek law overturn of contacting victims ...
Criminal defense attorneys seek law overturn of contacting victims ...

Lavine: Ban use of campaign funds for criminal defense - The Island ...
Lavine: Ban use of campaign funds for criminal defense - The Island ...

Arizona Defense Attorneys Want Access To Victims And Their Families Regarding Death Sentence
Criminal defense attorneys want the right to speak with their clients' victims and their families. They've filed a class action lawsuit on the grounds of free speech. The ACLU of Arizona is challenging the 1990 law protecting crime victims from ...

Criminal defense attorneys seek changes to Arizona's Victims' Bill of ...
Criminal defense attorneys seek changes to Arizona's Victims' Bill of ...

Zapata Trial: Defense Dirties Local Attorney Up
If you're in jail, you can get a high interest loan to bond out of jail, and then hire attorney Joe Hernandez to represent you. A lawyer making commission off bail bonds, or bail bondsmen paying commission to criminal defense attorneys is unethical and ...

Criminal Defense Attorneys Call Arizona Law Unconstitutional
PHOENIX (CN) — Arizona unconstitutionally prohibits criminal defense attorneys from talking to crime victims and their families, except through prosecutors, a coalition of attorneys claims in a federal lawsuit against the state. Arizona Attorneys for ...

Defense Attorney Joshua P. Weiss Joins Cavett, Abbott & Weiss
Mr. Weiss joined as a partner to expand the firm's criminal defense and civil litigation practices in Tennessee and Georgia, in both state and federal courts. With a rich history and over 60 years of trial experience, Cavett, Abbott & Weiss has ...

Criminal defense attorneys seek changes to Arizona's Victims' Bill of Rights
"In a number of states, the unofficial repeal of the death penalty has been achieved by criminal defense attorneys who convince family members of victims in capital crimes to speak out in opposition to the death penalty, thereby pressuring prosecutors ...

South Texas College of Law Houston launches criminal defense certification program
Thanks to a recent $1.27 million multi-year gift, South Texas College of Law Houston is launching a Criminal Defense Certification Program to develop a pipeline of well-trained defense attorneys to effectively represent indigent criminal defendants in ...

US Attorneys, Defense Bar Criticize Sessions Directive
Former U.S. attorneys and criminal defense lawyers on Friday criticized a new Department of Justice directive instructing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges that they can prove. The new policy, outlined Wednesday in a one-and-a-half ...

What You Can Expect From the Best Criminal Defense Attorney
The courtroom is not a comfortable place to be. This is especially true if you find yourself as the defendant. It may be tempting to simply allow the court system to choose your defense attorney, but this is a bad move. No matter what you have to do ...

The Reason Behind the Popularity of Criminal Defense Lawyers
There is no denying that criminal defense lawyers are one of the most popular and most sought of lawyers. This is because they are very important in helping people who are wrongly accused of committing crimes. It is a well known fact that being accused ...

Fmr. federal prosecutor warns Pres. Trump to hire defense attorney following Comey memo report
"I think if the president were smart, and he's smart, he would be hiring the best criminal defense lawyer in America at this time," said Fitzgibbons. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast ...

A solution exists for Missouri's indigent defense crisis
Noting that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that every state must provide counsel for poor people who are accused of crimes but who can't afford an attorney, the suit contends that Missouri's criminal defense system “failed to meet its constitutional ...

Tory Bid to Scrap SFO Draws Ire of Criminal-Defense Lawyers
Criminal-defense lawyers panned Prime Minister Theresa May's election promise to scrap the Serious Fraud Office, which has been responsible for probes into Libor rigging and bribery. Lawyers at a financial-crime conference in Lisbon were quick to ...

Top-rated criminal defense attorney Ryan Blanch defends his client in front of 6 judges – NY State Court of Appeals
Mr. Blanch is an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer handling white collar criminal cases and other major felonies in New York. Message from Founding Partner and NYC Criminal Lawyer, Ryan Blanch: “Our 'team approach' is more than a simple ...

Defense lawyers voice concern about Amtrak charges
FILE – In this May 13, 2015, file photo, emergency personnel work near the wreckage of a New York City-bound Amtrak passenger train following a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia. The state's attorney ...

County attorney impugns important role of criminal defense
In a May 9 press conference, County Attorney Bill Montgomery impugned criminal defense attorneys and the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ). He told his audience that he did not believe the lawsuit filed by AACJ, challenging certain ...

Defense lawyers voice concern about Amtrak charges - Philly.com
FILE – In this May 13, 2015, file photo, emergency personnel work near the wreckage of a New York City-bound Amtrak passenger train following a derailment ...

Local lawyer, who knows Foster's defense attorney well,
"Why would somebody in his position, want to risk everything," Fresno criminal defense attorney David Mugridge said. "His entire career, his reputation, his family, his life, possible prison time." Mugridge has known Hodgkins for years. "He's used to ...

VIDEO: Bill Cosby's notoriety, juror hardship hurdles to quick jury selection
“Finding jurors that have not heard of Bill Cosby is going to be like finding a needle in a haystack,” said criminal defense lawyer Martin P. Mullaney of Skippack. “I would think this process could take weeks. His notoriety, everybody in the world ...

Carson murder trial delayed until 2018
The defense has said this is a case of wrongful prosecution by a vindictive Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office intent on ruining Carson, a prominent criminal defense attorney. Robert Forkner, Carson's attorney, objected to Gohel's request ...




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