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Cases against Iglesia weak, says criminal defense expert
Respected criminal defense lawyer Sigfrid Fortun on Sunday raised doubts on whether the cases filed against leaders of the Iglesia ni Cristo would prosper, saying both the Justice department's complaint and the Supreme Court writs of amparo and habeas ...

Sex-Trafficking Victim Services In Texas Dallas criminal defense attorney
A plan to set up a child sex-trafficking victim services program is being rolled out in Texas with the first set of grants being announced by Gov. Greg Abbott. The Texas Tribune recently detailed $133 million in grants that the state's criminal justice ...

Unintended consequences of Prop. 47 pose challenge for criminal justice system
"Proposition 47 was good and bad," said Thomas Loversky, a Manhattan Beach-based criminal defense attorney who has clients in drug court. "The good part is we have people who shouldn't be spending time in jail not spending time in jail. The bad part of ...

Criminal defense attorney calls for lighter sentences for some non violent crimes
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – An advocate representing criminal defense lawyers says that he would like to see lighter prison sentences for “non-violent” offenses because Kentucky's prison population is swelling, and costing the commonwealth up to $500 million ...

Clemens defense lawyer bemoans role of social media convicting athletes
During a speech Thursday to a collection of criminal defense attorneys in Buffalo, a group that might otherwise be sympathetic, the Houston lawyer asked the question again. And again, more than half the hands went up. “And that's from a group of ...

Clemens' defense lawyer bemoans role of social media in convicting athletes
During a speech Thursday to a collection of criminal defense attorneys in Buffalo, a group that might otherwise be sympathetic, the Houston lawyer asked the question again. And again, more than half the hands went up. “And that's from a group of ...

Defense lawyers say Richmond bending 21-day rule to correct ex-detective's cases
Dorgan said Cavedo did not express concern about the 21-day rule. DesPortes' law partner, Steven D. Benjamin, a former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said he also applauds the efforts by Richmond prosecutors to do ...

The Supreme Court takes on assets needed for a criminal defense
The national spotlight has recently focused on civil asset forfeiture; a practice that allows law enforcement officials to seize property that they suspect is involved with criminal activity. In 2008, the US Department of Justice's Assets Forfeiture ...

Police chief, criminal defense group, support court nominee
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's criminal defense lawyers and the chief of police in its largest city want the Executive Council to reconsider a public defender's nomination to be a judge on the Superior Court. Gov. Maggie Hassan nominated two ...

One of Us - David Willis
One of the reasons I like doing the criminal defense work is that I have come to find that I enjoy helping people and that's what we do as criminal defense lawyers, we help people — people that have a legal problem and we do all we can to help them ...

Police chief, criminal defense group, support court nominee
New Hampshire Public Radio reports that Manchester police Chief Enoch Willard supports Graham, saying her job was to defend her clients, no matter the offense. Alan Cronheim, president of the state Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, says defense ...

CCW Safe Taps Criminal Defense Attorney, Don West, for National Trial Counsel
Oklahoma City, OK (Ammoland.Com) – CCW Safe, LLC, a legal services membership plan for concealed carry permit holders, announced today that nationally renowned criminal defense attorney, Don West, has accepted the position of National Trial ...

One Fund scammer was 'stupid,' not a criminal, attorney says
A Jamaica Plain woman who claimed she was injured during the Boston Marathon bombing and then harshly criticized the One Fund created to help those maimed in the 2013 terror attack plead guilty on Friday to larceny charges. Joanna Leigh, 41 ...

Embattled Mashpee School Boss Hires High Profile Criminal Defense Attorney
FALMOUTH – Mashpee School Superintendent Brian Hyde has hired a high profile criminal defense attorney as he fights charges related to a school residency check. Drew Segadelli appeared in Falmouth District Court Friday for Hyde's first pre-trial ...

One Fund scammer was 'stupid,' not a criminal, lawyer says
A Jamaica Plain woman who falsely claimed she was injured during the Boston Marathon bombing and then harshly criticized the One Fund that was set up to help those maimed in the 2013 terror attack pleaded guilty Friday to larceny charges. Joanna Leigh ...

Criminal Defense Lawyer Barry Sorrels Named to Dallas 500 Business Leaders List
DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The publishers of D CEO magazine have named Dallas attorney Barry Sorrels as one of only six criminal defense lawyers recognized in the Dallas 500, the inaugural publication devoted to the city's top business ...

Dallas criminal defense lawyer discusses a recent move by Texas Attorney General
Dallas, Texas – In his most recent attack in fighting two felony charges since being indicted for securities fraud in July, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is reportedly seeking to have the case dismissed. Reports say Paxton's attorneys have filed a ...

FBI: Criminal Defense Attorney Ramón Negrón-Colón Sentenced to 71 Months in ...
FBI: Criminal Defense Attorney Ramón Negrón-Colón Sentenced to 71 Months in ...

Outside criminal defense attorney: New arraignment means Durst will plead ...
Outside criminal defense attorney: New arraignment means Durst will plead ...

Prosecutorial Misconduct and the Public's Perception of Criminal Defense
A colleague recently questioned that intro, asking, "Where are the criminal defense lawyers?" It is a valid question; there can't be true justice without the ability to defend oneself. But many times, public perception perches a white hat firmly atop ...

Life insurance of dead wife funding Frasch's criminal defense
Frasch, who was released on bond Friday in advance of his murder trial, is using part of her life insurance money to pay for his criminal defense. According to court records, a settlement on Samira Frasch's $1 million life insurance policy was ...

Feds indict prominent Oregon criminal defense lawyer Gary Bertoni on tax charges
Feds indict prominent Oregon criminal defense lawyer Gary Bertoni on tax charges. 10516457-large.jpg. Attorney Gary B. Bertoni is seen here with one of his clients, Marsel Upton, in Multnomah County Circuit Court in March 2011. (Benjamin Brink/The ...

Oregon criminal defense lawyer faces tax charges
(AP) - An Oregon criminal defense lawyer has been indicted in federal court on tax charges. The Oregonian reports ( (link) 1S5RSaN ) that a grand jury in Portland brought the 10-count indictment against Gary Bertoni Wednesday. He is accused of ...

Porn Star Who Claims She Had Sex With Sheen Hires Criminal Defense Attorney
Charlie Sheen has said that he is done paying shakedown money to those who tried to blackmail him over his HIV positive status, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that a porn star who claims she had sex with him and supplied him with women ...

Longtime criminal defense attorney and jazz broadcaster Don Wolff dies
Mr. Wolff later became one of the area's most celebrated criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Wolff handled capital cases and felonies involving porn and First Amendment issues, as well as cases where police officers were accused of crimes. He didn't accept ...

Don Wolff, criminal defense attorney, activist, dies
(KMOV.com) – Don Wolff, a leading criminal defense attorney, community activist, and media personality, died at 80-years-old. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Wolff was known to radio audiences across the nation and television viewers around the world. He ...

Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney Otis Culpepper In Trouble With IRS Again
Noted Detroit criminal defense attorney W. Otis Culpepper is in trouble with the IRS again. Tresa Baldas of the Detroit Free Press reports that Culpepper, who once represented members of the notorious drug gang, Young Boys Inc., was sentenced in 1988 ...

Who enabled the theft of $23 million from CPS? Berkowitz w/criminal defense ...
Who enabled the theft of $23 million from CPS? Berkowitz w/criminal defense ...

Akron criminal defense attorney arrested in steroids sting
Tom Bauer Jr. Thomas Bauer Jr., right, with client Laura Flores-Santillan during a court hearing in September. File photo. COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An Akron defense attorney is facing a felony charge in connection with an undercover steroid ...

Ethics Commission May Approve Out-of-State Donations for Texas AG's Criminal ...
Ethics Commission May Approve Out-of-State Donations for Texas AG's Criminal ...

Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer James Nesci Discusses Arizona DUI Laws and AMMA
Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer James Nesci of Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC recently offered insight on Arizona DUI laws and the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 30, 2015. According to Tucson DUI Lawyer James Nesci, across ...




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