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Criminal Defense News 03/2016



Criminal defense groups ask court to reject gang injunction as unconstitutional
The amicus memorandum and related motion were entered into the record Friday by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and the Harris County Public Defender's Office to "alert the court to some ...

Gov. Snyder retains outside attorneys over Flint water
LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder has hired two outside attorneys in connection with the Flint drinking water crisis, including a criminal defense attorney retained to serve as "investigatory counsel," a Snyder spokesman confirmed Thursday. Eugene Driker, a ...

Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney suspended
A Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney has been suspended for 60 days by the Florida Bar for telling one of his employees to get witnesses to sign a quit-claim deed even though they did not witness the deed's signing. David R. Damore is prohibited ...

Study Explores 'My Brain Made Me Do It' Criminal Defense
Doctor viewing brain scans The increase of neuroscience and behavioral genetics in the courtroom might make it seem like neurobiologist defenses have a valid role in the criminal justice system. A new study published in the Journal of Law and the ...

Miami Jury Award in Fee Fight Between Criminal Defense Attorneys Hits $800000
A jury determined a Coral Gables criminal defense attorney broke his fee-sharing promise to a Miami attorney and awarded $800,000 for fraud, breach of contract and conspiracy. The verdict capped a long-running dispute between attorneys Nathan Diamond ...

Criminal defense attorney on where Heather Elvis murder investigation goes from here - WBTW
Police said it is an open investigation, but would not comment any further, due to the gag order in this case, so we reached out to a local criminal defense attorney to get his perspective. Stuart Axelrod isn't connected to the case, but he's followed ...

Democrats: Snyder should pay his own criminal defense fees
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Democrats are putting more pressure on Gov. Rick Snyder to use his own money to pay for projected $1.2 million in legal fees related to Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis. Democratic House Minority Leader Tim Greimel ...

Democrats: Snyder should pay his own criminal defense fees
Democrats are putting more pressure on Gov. Rick Snyder to use his own money to pay for projected $1.2 million in legal fees related to Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Democratic House Minority Leader Tim Greimel ...

Democrats: Governor Snyder should pay his own criminal defense fees
LANSING, MI (AP) – Democrats are putting more pressure on Gov. Rick Snyder to use his own money to pay for projected $1.2 million in legal fees related to Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis. Democratic House Minority Leader Tim Greimel threatened ...

Perspective: How White Collar Criminal Defense Work is Changing
Editor's Note: The author of this post is a Washington, D.C.-based litigator at Dechert LLP. By Vincent H. Cohen, Jr., Partner, Dechert LLP. If the recent proliferation of taskforces and initiatives is any indication, the aggressive cross-border ...

Voices: Why there aren't enough criminal defense attorneys
There is, indeed, a crisis in indigent defense in Louisiana, and it begins long before someone sells crack, shoots up a bar, or abuses a child. I retired as a criminal appellate attorney for the state and also worked for indigent defendants. Criminal ...

Akron criminal defense attorney enters treatment program in steroid case
AKRON, Ohio — An Akron criminal defense attorney will spend a year on a court-supervised drug treatment program that could eventually erase his criminal conviction for trading legal services for steroids. Thomas Bauer Jr., 48, pleaded guilty Wednesday ...

In Louisiana, the Poor Lack Legal Defense
The constitutional obligation to provide criminal defense for the poor has been endangered by funding problems across the country, but nowhere else is a system in statewide free fall like Louisiana's, where public defenders represent more than eight ...

Criminal Defense Lawyer, Arash Hashemi, to Speak at Mesereau Free Legal Clinic in April
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arash Hashemi, a Los Angeles-based experienced criminal defense lawyer with an impressive track record, announced this week that he will be speaking at the Mesereau Free Legal Clinic about "Drug ...

Criminal and civil rights attorneys on board Hillary defense team
Mr. Ward, a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady in New York City, has 26 years of experience as a criminal defense and civil rights attorney, according to his biography on the firm's website. He has represented Brian McNamee in connection with ...

Is a Criminal Defense Case slowing down your life? Find out what Graybeard Investigations can do for you!
Details for Is a Criminal Defense Case slowing down your life? Find out what Graybeard Investigations can do for you! Posted 8 hrs ago. With over 35 years of investigative experience in the Quad Cities, Chuck Hauman's innovative methods, networks, and ...

Orleans defense attorney John Fuller to take temporary seat on criminal court bench
As a criminal defense attorney, Fuller has made himself a thorn in the side of Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, both in statements to media and in the courtroom, where he is prone to dramatic gestures, brash appeals for his clients and ...

Mark Waecker, a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Has Been Honored With Inclusion in the "10 Best" Client ...
Mark Waecker, a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Has Been Honored With Inclusion in the "10 Best" Client ...

Triangle Criminal Defense Group attorneys in Raleigh, NC
CBC Digital Elements Triangle Criminal Defense Group covers a wide array of practice areas. Some of those areas include: DWI charges, misdemeanor charges (drugs or alcohol-related, domestic violence, simple assault, trespassing, shoplifting), felony ...

There hasn't been a criminal defense lawyer on the Supreme Court in 25 years. That's a problem.
It's been a quarter-century since a former criminal defense lawyer sat on the Supreme Court. Since then, crime has fallen by half. Incarceration has risen, then fallen (slightly) again. Americans are becoming more and more critical of the "tough-on ...

Federal judge rips criminal defense attorney as 'hazard' and 'menace'
Federal appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski, an outspoken critic of prosecutors who commit misconduct, took on a California criminal defense lawyer Monday for being “a hazard to clients” and “a menace to the profession and to the courts.” A three-judge ...

Angry Federal Appellate Judge Rips Criminal-Defense Attorney To Shreds
Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit, firmly reprimanding California criminal-defense attorney Gregory H. Mitts in a concurrence to a three-judge panel's finding that Mitts was grossly negligent in his representation of Rowan Brooks, an inmate who ...

Stuart Sugarman and why justice demands strong criminal defense attorneys: Editorial
Criminal defense attorneys, particularly those appointed by the court to represent indigent clients, frequently deal with a "how can you defend those people?" kind of revulsion from the public. It's no wonder. Cases they handle may involve violent ...

Judge's Criticism of Criminal Defense Attorney Misses the Mark
For each blown objection by a criminal defense attorney, there is a prosecutor that either did not know the law or who chose to ignore the rules for the sake of securing a conviction. Prosecutors of the first type—those who are not adequately ...

Judge's Criticism of Criminal Defense Attorney Misses the Mark
For each blown objection by a criminal defense attorney, there is a prosecutor that either did not know the law or who chose to ignore the rules for the sake of securing a conviction. Prosecutors of the first type—those who are not adequately ...




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