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Criminal Defense News 04/2011 (Page 8)



Ask a Glendale Cop: 3 factors involve entrapment defense
Question: I've heard people say they were ''entrapped'' by the police. Can you explain what entrapment is or isn't?

Teen sentenced in crimes against his mother
Judge orders prison for 17-year-old offender. NILES -- A Niles teen is headed to prison after accumulating five criminal convictions in the last four months, three of them crimes he committed against his mother.

Bellemeade Park shooting trial focuses on question of self-defense
Nobody in Vanderburgh Superior Courtroom 104 on Monday disputed whether or not Raymond Gray fired the gun that killed Dewayne Thomas in Bellemeade Park last summer. Rather, Gray's trial for voluntary manslaughter is turning on whether or not he acted in self defense.

Ventura County DUI Defense Attorneys Concerned About Flawed Breathalyzer Results
Jeremy Lessem and Joshua Newstat of the Southern California criminal defense law firm of Lessem & Newstat, LLP, say that a significant number of Ventura County DUI arrests and convictions may have been based on faulty breathalyzer device readings. (PRWeb April 25, 2011) Read the full story at (link) breathalyzer-test-results ...

Defense says strangling was voluntary manslaughter
The opposing attorneys in the murder trial of John Hunter Lambert IV agreed Monday that he strangled his ex-wife a few days before Christmas in 2008.

Three Hillsborough court clerks resign amid criminal inquiry
By Jack Nicas, Times Staff Writer Monday, April 25, 2011 TAMPA — Three Hillsborough County court clerks have resigned under pressure and at least three more are under criminal investigation for abusing their positions, the clerk of the circuit court said Monday. "You can't do anything in the clerk's office that benefits you personally," said Pat Frank, clerk of the circuit court. "We're ...

Chattanooga: Defense attorney faces alcohol charges
A veteran criminal defense attorney was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and violating the implied consent law, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Palm Bay police: Shooting was act of self defense
An Easter Sunday shooting incident was determined to be an act of self defense.

REGION: Grand jury faults county on defense contract
After adopting a policy intended to make the bidding for multimillion-dollar county contracts fair and transparent, Riverside County officials failed to follow it when they recently chose three law firms to represent people who can't afford defense attorneys, a grand jury has concluded.

Ventura County DUI Defense Attorneys Concerned About Flawed Breathalyzer Results
Jeremy Lessem and Joshua Newstat of the Southern California criminal defense law firm of Lessem & Newstat, LLP, say that a significant number of Ventura County DUI arrests and convictions may have been based on faulty breathalyzer device readings.

Sarah Elliott Joins Law Office of Benjamin R. Greene & Associates in Bakersfield
The Law Office of Benjamin R. Greene & Associates is pleased to announce that criminal law attorney Sarah N. Elliott has joined its Bakersfield, California office.

Insider-trading case goes to jury; it may turn on wiretaps
NEW YORK — Jurors yesterday considered the fate of a hedge fund founder accused of making tens of millions of dollars through insider trading after a judge reminded them they can rehear any of the dozens of taped conversations between the defendant and his friends.

Three Hillsborough court clerks resign amid criminal inquiry
By Jack Nicas, Times Staff Writer Monday, April 25, 2011 TAMPA — Three Hillsborough County court clerks have resigned under pressure and at least three more are under criminal investigation for abusing their positions, the clerk of the circuit court said Monday. "You can't do anything in the clerk's office that benefits you personally," said Pat Frank, clerk of the circuit court. "We're ...

Biker club hearing delayed to let informant consult lawyer
A federal court hearing that will feature testimony from a key FBI informant against the Chosen Few motorcycle club has been put off until Wednesday....

Two women sentenced in Jamestown theft case
JAMESTOWN - Two of the three women accused of stealing about $25,000 in merchandise from a local grocery store were sentenced recently.

Scott Green, Chuck Burks, Steve Sword finalists to replace Judge Richard Baumgartner
KNOXVILLE - Veteran lawyers Scott Green, Chuck Burks and Steve Sword are finalists to replace Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, who resigned earlier this year as a result of a scandal over prescription medication.

Egyptian minister's trial put off to May
CAIRO, April 26 (UPI) -- A criminal court in Egypt has adjourned the trial of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six senior assistants until May 21, judicial sources said.

IRS conducting criminal probe of David Marsh’s expenses
The former executive of Marsh Supermarkets acknowledges in court filings that the Internal Revenue Service is conducting a criminal investigation of expenses he submitted for reimbursement while he was with the company.

IRS conducting criminal probe of David Marsh’s expenses
The former executive of Marsh Supermarkets acknowledges in court filings that the Internal Revenue Service is conducting a criminal investigation of expenses he submitted for reimbursement while he was with the company.

Nominating committee names candidates for Baumgartner's seat
Governor Bill Haslam will select between Scott Green, Chuck Burris, and Steve Sword to fill the vacant seat on the criminal court.

County to Respond to Negative Findings on Attorney Contracts
Tuesday, April 26 th , 2011 Issue 17, Volume 15. RIVERSIDE - A grand jury report critical of the county's handling of indigent defense contracts was accepted without comment today by the Board of Supervisors, which directed the Executive Office to draft a response to the findings by July 1.

D.C. defense attorney charged in scheme to fabricate evidence
Emily Babay Examiner Staff Writer | Follow her: @emilybabay A D.C. lawyer is accused of fabricating evidence and helping a government witness leave town during a client's trial on drug charges. Prosecutors allege that Charles F. Daum orchestrated a scheme to submit false evidence to convince jurors that drugs seized in a cocaine trafficking case belonged to someone other than his ...

Los Angeles Criminal Attorney Paul Takakjian Representing Michael Jackson’s Business Manager
Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Paul Takakjian of Takakjian, Sowers & Sitkoff is representing Tohme Tohme, Michael Jackson’s former business manager, following a judge’s ruling that Tohme must testify in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is facing manslaughter charges for Jackson’s death. (PRWeb April 26, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 4 ...

Defense industry vital to R.I. economy
It employs more than 16,000, generates more than $1.75 billion annually

Defense witness: prior testimony in Rivera trial was made up
TROY — The defense of Alberto “A.J.” Rivera pitted criminal against criminal Tuesday as it began its case by assailing the credibility of a man who previously testified that the defendant admitted the 2005 killing to him.

Burks, Green and Sword still in running for Knox judgeship
A 17-member panel on Tuesday tapped a longtime criminal defense attorney, a former prosecutor forced to defend a notoriouskiller and a veteran child abuse prosecutor as the top three candidates for a Knox County judgeship left vacant in the midst of a scandal.

Alleged Illegal Searches By NYPD Rarely Challenged in Marijuana Cases
Illegal searches are more common than people realize, but few end up getting challenged in court, law enforcement officials and defense attorneys say. Checks and balances within the criminal justice system are intended to ferret out improper arrests, but many defendants and their lawyers say they face insurmountable obstacles when fighting marijuana charges – and the alleged illegal searches ...

Agent accused of assault
A woman has accused a special agent with the Army Criminal Investigation Command of sexually assaulting her while he was conducting a narcotics investigation at her home on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, court papers state.

Army special agent accused of assault on Lewis-McChord
A woman has accused a special agent with the Army Criminal Investigation Command of sexually assaulting her while he was conducting a narcotics investigation at her home on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, court papers state.

West Virginia Mesothelioma Attorneys of Prim Law Firm, PLLC Improves Website to Further Assist Clients
The West Virginia law firm of Prim Law Firm, PLLC launches an improved website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced criminal defense lawyer or get answers to basic legal questions. (PRWeb April 27, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8337101.htm

Cincinnati Attorney Thomas R. Koustmer Improves Website to Further Assist Clients
The Cincinnati law firm of Thomas R. Koustmer launches an improved website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced criminal and family attorney or get answers to basic legal questions. (PRWeb April 27, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8339459.htm

Los Angeles Criminal Attorney Paul Takakjian Representing Michael Jackson’s Business Manager
Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Paul Takakjian of Takakjian, Sowers & Sitkoff is representing Tohme Tohme, Michael Jackson’s former business manager, following a judge’s ruling that Tohme must testify in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is facing manslaughter charges for Jackson’s death.

SCCC to hold Criminal Justice Academy this summer
Newton Sussex County Community College will again host the Criminal Justice Academy this summer from July 5 to 8.

SCCC to hold Criminal Justice Academy
Newton Sussex County Community College will again host the Criminal Justice Academy this summer from July 5 to 8.

Consensual 'sexting' by teens can be criminal
Sexually explicit cell phone images of teens can lead to criminal charges for the sender and receiver, and for many, sexting starts in middle school.

Cincinnati Attorney Thomas R. Koustmer Improves Website to Further Assist Clients
The Cincinnati law firm of Thomas R. Koustmer launches an improved website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced criminal and family attorney or get answers to basic legal questions.

Witness in murder trial: My brother is a "liar."
TROY – Another criminal took the stand for the defense to slam the testimony of a key prosecution witness in the murder trial of Alberto “A.J.” Rivera.

GlaxoSmithKline Faces Wide Criminal Probe, Former Exec Claims
A judge has been asked to grant immunity to an executive at GlaxoSmithKline in return for his testimony against a key GlaxoSmithKline attorney. The request was presented by federal prosecutors, said BNET. The request was made after Lauren Stevens, the accused lawyer and a former vice president and associate general council for Glaxo, said in court [...]

Salcha Couple Arrested In '241' Case Continues IRS Fight
A Salcha couple accused of an elaborate murder conspiracy plot plans to continue fighting a federal tax case against them, a move they say goes against the wishes of their criminal attorneys.

U.N. Bars Peter Erlinder From Rwanda Tribunal Work
Judges removed the defense counsel for a genocide suspect because he had failed to travel to the court, which is based in Tanzania.

EFF Welcomes New Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury
EFF is very pleased to announce the newest staff attorney to join our legal team, Hanni Fakhoury . Hanni is an experienced criminal defense attorney, who will focus on the intersection of technology and criminal law and join our Coders' Rights Project , which protects programmers and developers engaged in technology innovation and research.

Desai, Partner Face Allegations Of Conspiracy, Health Care Fraud In Federal Indictment
Dr. Dipak Desai, the physician declared incompetent to stand trial on criminal charges stemming from the hepatitis C outbreak, faces new federal charges that could complicate the legal wrangling over his fate. Desai and his former chief operating officer,

Mother of Roseville suspect in fatal Dinkytown hit-and-run is charged as an accomplice
Diane Bakdash is a loving mother struggling with the heartbreak of an adult son plagued by alcohol problems, but she is not a criminal, her defense attorney told a judge today.

New Orleans criminal court reporter jailed after 'she lied on the stand'
A rusty spoke in the wheels of justice didn't sit well with an Orleans Parish judge on Wednesday.Criminal District Court Judge Lynda Van DavisFed up with waiting for overdue transcripts and peeved at court reporter Sandra Sonnier for falsely claiming...

Attorney: Mother accused of helping cover up U student's death was unaware of alleged crime
Diane Bakdash is a loving mother struggling with the heartbreak of an adult son plagued by alcohol problems, but she is not a criminal, her defense attorney told a judge Wednesday.

Plea deal in sex abuse case avoids young witness needing to testify again
DECATUR - Ronald B. Elliott, 67, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Macon County Circuit Court on Monday and was sentenced to two years of probation.

LA lawyer vindicated in Manila
A prominent Los Angeles civil, criminal defense and immigration lawyer for Filipino-Americans, has just finished a post-graduate course on the Philippine brand of justice.

Sussex County Community College to hold Criminal Justice Academy this summer
Newton Sussex County Community College will again host the Criminal Justice Academy this summer from July 5 to 8.

West Virginia Mesothelioma Attorneys of Prim Law Firm, PLLC Improves Website to Further Assist Clients
The West Virginia law firm of Prim Law Firm, PLLC launches an improved website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced criminal defense lawyer or get answers to basic legal questions. Hurrican, WV (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Prim Law Firm, PLLC announces the launch of an improved website to provide a more valuable online legal resource to current and potential clients. The site ...

SCCC to hold Criminal Justice Academy this summer
Newton Sussex County Community College will again host the Criminal Justice Academy this summer from July 5 to 8.




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