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Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd Publishes "The Paradox that is the War on Drugs"
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - 04/14/11) - In conjunction with the release of this article about property forfeiture in Texas, Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd of John T. Floyd Law Firm announces the formation of the Asset and Forfeiture Division within the Floyd, Kirby & Singhal Law Firm. Floyd's article, "The Paradox that is the War on Drugs," discusses the interesting dilemma facing state ...

Time.com: Was evidence against accused Nazi criminal John Demjanjuk faked?
The Nazi war crimes trial of 91-year-old John Demjanjuk — accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 27,900 Jews at the Sobibor concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II — took a new twist on Wednesday when the defense team asked for the trial to be suspended after new revelations emerged suggesting that crucial evidence in the case had been faked.

Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Tayler, P.C. Adds Attorney Amy Monopoli
Detroit - Farmington Hills-based Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Tayler, P.C. (ZKACT, www.lawsite.com) announced that it has added attorney Amy Monopoli to its staff.

Nodine Defense Attorney Anticipates Minimal Federal Punishment
MOBILE, Alabama - The former Mobile County Commissioner is set to be sentenced on a federal gun charge on April 25th. His defense attorney says the sentence may be relatively light considering his client’s lack of a prior criminal record. Federal prison could be in former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine’s future as he awaits sentencing on a federal gun charge. His lawyer says the ...

Upper Gwynedd veterinarian’s lawyer concerned prosecution could seek death penalty
Since agreeing to defend the Upper Gwynedd veterinarian accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, John Griffin has been concerned that the prosecution could seek the death penalty.

Smokescreens
Thanks to the likes of super-star criminal defense attorneys such as Alan Dershowitz, expect more smoke blown all over the truth of who should face justice over the 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.

Dershowitz tells how he will help defend Kuchma
Post-Soviet Ukraine's second president has turned to high-profile U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz for help. For decades now, clients charged with serious crimes have turned to high-profile U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz for help.

Defense says magistrate smoked pot to get off narcotics
A Catoosa County magistrate said Thursday that a physical injury led to his criminal drug use and bizarre behavior off the bench.

Allegations against fired Santa Clara County pediatrician could taint 14 convictions
Santa Clara County prosecutors have identified '13 or 14' adult criminal convictions that may be at issue because of the involvement of Dr. Patrick Clyne, a county pediatrician recently fired after allegations that he sexually molested foster children in his care.

Father forced to fight for parental rights after murder acquittal
A man cleared of murder by child abuse charges in two criminal trials has found himself in Family Court, and prosecutors say they won't let him live with his own children until he admits his guilt.

Everett man arrested, accused of war crimes in 1990s
EVERETT -- An Everett man faces possible extradition to his native Bosnia on charges of being a war criminal. A defense attorney, however, will argue that Edin Dzeko, 39, is not the same person witnesses identified as participating in a massacre of Croatian civilians in the early 1990s.

Criminal sentencings not black-and-white matters
Prosecutors charge and prosecute criminal defendants.

Texas Senate boosts traffic fees for legal aid
share: digg facebook twitter According to a legislative analysis, the bill would raise about $77 million over the next two years. The additional court costs would be assessed on traffic cases such as speeding or running a red light, and on low-level criminal cases such disorderly conduct or simple assault. According to Rodriguez, annual statewide expenses for indigent defense have gone up from ...

Colleagues fete Tarrant County judge who's longest-sitting jurist in Texas
Just before noon Thursday, defense lawyers, prosecutors and judges filed into a packed room at Joe T. Garcia's to recognize the longest-sitting judge in the state.

Harleysville veterinarian's lawyer concerned prosecution could seek death penalty
Since agreeing to defend the Upper Gwynedd veterinarian accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, John Griffin has been concerned that the prosecution could seek the death penalty.

Harleysville veterinarian's lawyer concerned prosecution could seek death penalty
Since agreeing to defend the Upper Gwynedd veterinarian accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, John Griffin has been concerned that the prosecution could seek the death penalty.

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Analyzes Suggested Changes by S.B. 163 to Nevada Domestic Violence Laws
Senate Bill 163, which was proposed to Nevada’s Legislature in February, details a change to existing Nevada law that would limit a 12-hour hold after a domestic battery arrest to apply only in situations where the domestic violence occurred seven days before the arrest. Las Vegas attorney Joel M. Mann considers the effects this proposed bill would have on current domestic violence laws and ...

Judge, lawyers implored to expedite proceedings in Aspen monoxide deaths
The Popcorn Lane home, near Aspen, in which four people died from carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2008.

Upper Gwynedd veterinarian’s lawyer concerned prosecution could seek death penalty
Since agreeing to defend the Upper Gwynedd veterinarian accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, John Griffin has been concerned that the prosecution could seek the death penalty.

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Analyzes Suggested Changes by S.B. 163 to Nevada Domestic Violence Laws
Senate Bill 163, which was proposed to Nevada’s Legislature in February, details a change to existing Nevada law that would limit a 12-hour hold after a domestic battery arrest to apply only in situations where the domestic violence occurred seven days before the arrest. Las Vegas attorney Joel M. Mann considers the effects this proposed bill would have on current domestic violence laws and ...

Hero to Croats, war criminal to Hague
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A commander hailed by Croats as a hero of the Balkan conflict was convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court today and sentenced to 24 years in prison for a campaign of shelling, shootings and expulsions aimed at driving Serbs out of a Croatian border region in 1995. The conviction of Gen. Ante Gotovina was a blow to the Croatian view of its wartime generals as national ...

U.S. Prosecutors Sought to Prevent Defense From Preparing Galleon Witness
About an hour before prosecutors asked ex-Galleon Group LLC U.S. President Richard Schutte about $25 million in investments he received from Raj Rajaratnam and his family, they sought to prevent defense lawyers from preparing Schutte for the question.

Suspect in 1978 killing of 5 Newark teens accuses Essex County prosecutors, police of criminal acts
Aaron Houston/The Star-LedgerLee Anthony Evans during an August 2010 arraignment at an Essex County Veterans Courthouse in Newark. Evans is charged with killing five Newark teenage boys in 1978. NEWARK — In a three-page handwritten letter to the state Attorney...

Texas psychologist banned from death row cases
A psychologist who examined more than a dozen Texas death row inmates for intellectual disabilities has been banned by the state from performing similar evaluations in the future.

Texas bans psychologist from testifying about mental retardation in death penalty cases
AUSTIN, Texas — A psychologist who examined more than a dozen Texas death row inmates for intellectual disabilities has been banned by the state from performing similar evaluations in the future.

Yuma man with over 10 years of law enforcement experience running for city judge
A Yuma man who has served as a police officer, investigator and judge, and taught courses in criminal law as a college professor is running for Yuma Municipal Court Judge.

Texas bans psychologist from testifying about mental retardation in death penalty cases
AUSTIN, Texas - A psychologist who examined more than a dozen Texas death row inmates for intellectual disabilities has been banned by the state from performing similar evaluations in the future.

Texas psychologist banned from death row cases
A psychologist who examined more than a dozen Texas death row inmates for intellectual disabilities has been banned by the state from performing similar evaluations in the future.

U.S. Sought to Prevent Defense From Prepping Galleon Witness
About an hour before prosecutors asked ex-Galleon Group LLC U.S. President Richard Schutte about $25 million in investments he received from Raj Rajaratnam and his family, they sought to prevent defense lawyers from preparing Schutte for the question.

The Miller Law Firm in Sarasota Launches Two New Websites to Raise Their Online Presence
Expanding their online profile and accessibility with the assistance of Scorpion Design, The Miller Law Firm launches a criminal defense and personal injury site for higher visibility for Sarasota residents. (PRWeb April 15, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8314470.htm

Boulder's University Hill murder suspect may claim self defense
BOULDER, Colo. -- A 20-year-old man being held in last month's murder of a University of New Hampshire football player in Boulder may claim self-defense.

Prosecutors Didn’t Want Ex-Galleon President Prepped by Defense
Before asking ex-Galleon Group LLC U.S. President Richard Schutte about $25 million in investments he received from Raj Rajaratnam and his family, prosecutors sought to make sure defense lawyers didn’t prepare Schutte for the question.

Fort Worth psychologist banned from doing criminal exams
The man's methods raise questions.

Georgians learn about U.S. justice
Federal prosecutor Dave DeVillers has put away big-time drug dealers, investigated foreign terrorists and helped Iraqi lawyers nail Saddam Hussein .

Congo-Kinshasa: Major War Crimes Trial Approaches Final Stages
As the defense in the first trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) prepared to call its last witness, the judges decided on a schedule for closing the case.

For Huguely defense, alcohol may play role
Two facts became clear after George Huguely’s gripping, surreal nine-hour preliminary hearing Monday: Huguely’s defense attorneys will continue to argue persistently that Yeardley Love’s death was an accident, and Huguely was highly intoxicated the night he admitted to kicking down the door of Love’s bedroom and “shook” Love, allowing her head “to repeatedly hit the [...]

The Miller Law Firm in Sarasota Launches Two New Websites to Raise Their Online Presence
Expanding their online profile and accessibility with the assistance of Scorpion Design, The Miller Law Firm launches a criminal defense and personal injury site for higher visibility for Sarasota residents.

San Antonio Criminal Defense Law Firm Reaching Out to Potential Clients through Online Marketing
The Law Firm of John J. Fox launches 2 new websites, increasing their accessibility and presence online. (PRWeb April 16, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8315011.htm

Harleysville veterinarian's lawyer concerned prosecution could seek death penalty
Since agreeing to defend the Upper Gwynedd veterinarian accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, John Griffin has been concerned that the prosecution could seek the death penalty.

San Antonio Criminal Defense Law Firm Reaching Out to Potential Clients through Online Marketing
The Law Firm of John J. Fox launches 2 new websites, increasing their accessibility and presence online.

Attorney Doug Atkinson Defends Montgomery and Walker County Residents Facing Criminal Charges
When accused of a criminal offense, Attorney Doug Atkinson provides the skilled and aggressive legal representation you need.

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd Announces Formation of the Floyd, Kirby & Singhal Law Firm
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 17, 2011) - H ouston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd announces the formation of the Floyd, Kirby and Sin ghal , a full service boutique law firm dedicated to aggressively representing clients faced with complex white collar, business litigation, maritime, admiralty and personal injury matters.

Pizza slice guy claims self-defense
The mob-linked ex-con who allegedly sliced up celebrity pizza twirler Mark Iacono was arraigned today in Brooklyn Criminal Court on attempted-murder charges. Benny Geritano — who has been connected to the Genovese family — was slapped with $250,000 bail by Judge Rachel Adams after prosecutors argued that Geritano was “a violent...

Pizza man stabber says he acted in self-defense
The mob thug accused of slicing up a Brooklyn pizza king claimed Sunday he was only defending himself against a knife-wielding former pal - and showed a judge stab wounds to prove it.

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd Announces Formation of the Floyd, Kirby & Singhal Law Firm
HOUSTON, TX -- Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd announces the formation of the Floyd, Kirby and Si...

William Sinclair Joins Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White
Sinclair is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense (PRWeb April 18, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8314841.htm

KBC News
The disclosure of evidence by the prosecution in the case against three of the Ocampo six has begun.

William Sinclair Joins Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White
Sinclair is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense

Baumia Found Guilty Of Murder In DUI Case
The woman accused of hitting and killing an 11-year-old boy while driving drunk has been found guilty of murder.

Orie appeals criminal case to state Supreme Court
A lawyer for state Sen. Jane Orie appealed her case to the state Supreme Court today, asking the court to halt her retrial on corruption charges to review whether an Allegheny County judge erred when he declared a mistrial for her and her sister last month.




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