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De Blasio finds loophole to pay for lawyers in fund-raising probe ...
De Blasio finds loophole to pay for lawyers in fund-raising probe ...

Guest perspective: Keep the county's private defender program
For 40 years, this county has boasted a nationally recognized, award-winning program for providing criminal defense lawyers to represent defendants who can't afford a lawyer. The county manager now has that program under attack. His office wants to ...

On gift, Paxton actions inexcusable
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted $100,000 for his criminal defense from the head of a radiology provider while his office investigated the company for Medicaid fraud. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted $100,000 for his criminal ...

Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers renews call for moratorium on death penalty cases
As the Commonwealth of Kentucky's largest statewide association of criminal defense lawyers, KACDL's members have represented many capital defendants across the state and know firsthand the longstanding problems and the grave, literally lethal errors ...

John Wiley Price accused of using Dallas County employees to help with his criminal defense
A federal prosecutor said in court documents this week that Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price used county employees to help him prepare his defense for an upcoming political corruption trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Walt Junker said in a ...

'Notorious' Walks a "Moral Tightrope" to Make Viewers Root for a ...
'Notorious' Walks a "Moral Tightrope" to Make Viewers Root for a ...

'Notorious' Walks a "Moral Tightrope" to Make Viewers Root for a Criminal Defense Lawyer
So using the famed criminal defense attorney as inspiration for the leading man of a broadcast network drama was a bit of a challenge. "There is a sense of justice," Notorious executive producer Josh Berman told reporters at the Television Critics ...

Release of accused Mukilteo gunman's letter perturbs defense | The ...
Release of accused Mukilteo gunman's letter perturbs defense | The ...

At Criminal Trial, Kane Expected to Test Limits on Evidence
As the long-awaited criminal trial of Pennsylvania's chief law enforcement officer is set to begin Monday, criminal defense attorneys said they expect a complicated jury selection process and heated arguments over the admissibility of evidence related ...

Body of Utah defense attorney recovered in Norway after waterfall ...
Body of Utah defense attorney recovered in Norway after waterfall ...

Body of Utah defense attorney recovered in Norway after waterfall accident
Kent Hart was hiking and sightseeing with his family near Oslo on July 24 when he slipped and fell down a 750-foot waterfall, according to a report from the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where Hart served as executive director. Hart's ...

Criminal Law and Mental Health | Criminal Defense Attorney
As a criminal defense attorney who has worked in the mental health field, I was surprised to learn that on July 27, 2016, a federal judge ordered the release of John Hinckley, Jr. from the mental health facility to which he was committed in 1982. The ...

Criminal Defendants Sometimes 'Left Behind' at Supreme Court ...
Criminal Defendants Sometimes 'Left Behind' at Supreme Court ...

Former prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer William Alford dies at 76
North shore criminal defense attorney William Alford, who began his 50-year legal career under larger-than-life Orleans Parish District Attorney Jim Garrison, died Friday at 76. Alford, a tall man with an imposing courtroom presence, worked as an ...

How Bad is Criminal Defense Advocacy at the Supreme Court?
Some dispute the magnitude of the problem, and any possible remedy may run up against the long-standing culture of resistance by criminal defense lawyers who are loath to give up cases they have handled for years. In a recently published article ...

Recordings Of Attorney-Client Meetings Spur Outrage Among Criminal Defense Lawyers
The packed hearing drew more than 50 criminal defense attorneys from throughout the area, many representing clients housed at the Leavenworth facility, as well as a smattering of prosecutors and inmates free on bond. The case has provoked outrage ...

Criminal defense lawyer says Dassey ruling 'on point and accurate'
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — Deja Vishny says it's no surprise Brendan Dassey's conviction was overturned by a federal magistrate judge. “I know the people that are doing the appeal, so I was very familiar with the issues, and I have a lot of expertise in ...

Recordings Of Attorney-Client Meetings Spur Outrage Among Criminal Defense Lawyers
Criminal defense lawyers are expressing outrage that a private prison contractor in Leavenworth recorded their meetings with clients and turned some of the footage over to federal prosecutors. As Dan Margolies reports, a federal judge has ordered the ...

Best Lawyers® selects Kay Anderle for white collar criminal defense and general practice criminal defense
15, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Kay Anderle, managing partner of the nationally recognized Irvine law firm of Keller/Anderle LLP, has been named by Best Lawyers®' 2016-17 as a Best Lawyer® in the practice areas of white collar criminal defense, and ...

Five Years Out: A Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Making, Coco Sprague '11
A week after graduating from Bowdoin, Sprague started a job as a legal assistant with a criminal defense firm in New York City. Because this was a smaller firm, Sprague said she got to help with a lot of interesting cases, including a number of pro ...

Kane's best criminal defense might be no defense at all
The Pennsylvania attorney general, on trial for leaking secret grand jury evidence to a newspaper and then lying about it, rested her defense Friday in Montgomery County Court without calling a single witness. That means both the prosecution and ...

Orange County Defense Lawyer Files $10 Million Lawsuit After Courthouse Beating
James Crawford—a successful, Santa Ana-based criminal defense lawyer who claims Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) investigator Dillon Alley "brutally" assaulted him in the courthouse last March—filed a lawsuit today seeking $10 million ...

Criminal defense bar sides with business lobby in False Claims Act case at SCOTUS
But the organized criminal defense bar? The case, State Farm v. United States, stems from a 2006 False Claims Act suit two onetime insurance adjustors filed against State Farm, which they accused of fraudulently shifting Hurricane Katrina property ...

Franklin criminal defense lawyer on 10 Best list
The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized the performance of Criminal Law Attorney Judy A. Oxford as Three Years 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys is a third ...

Dallas Criminal Lawyer On How The OJ Simpson Defense Tactics Can Help Your Case
What criminal defense attorney Johnny Cochran knew was that this particular jury would be receptive to a beyond-far-fetched theory that all of the evidence could have been planted by rogue, racist LAPD cops. He knew, from years of experience trying ...

UCLA law students win clemency for man serving life sentence for ...
UCLA law students win clemency for man serving life sentence for ...

Dallas Criminal Lawyer on How the OJ Simpson Defense Tactics Can Help Your Case
What criminal defense attorney Johnny Cochran knew was that this particular jury would be receptive to a beyond-far-fetched theory that all of the evidence could have been planted by rogue, racist LAPD cops. He knew, from years of experience trying ...

(Yonhap Interview) Bullied Korean girl beat all odds to become criminal defense lawyer in Canada
Not only did she manage to not bend to her parents' pressure, she also beat all the odds as an Asian immigrant girl to join in one of the toughest professions -- criminal defense lawyer. "I always knew I am not going to be less than a man, not beneath ...

(Yonhap Interview) Bullied Korean girl beat all odds to become ...
(Yonhap Interview) Bullied Korean girl beat all odds to become ...

Feds open investigation of Rep. Jeremy Durham
Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into campaign expenditures by embattled Franklin Rep. Jeremy Durham, his lawyer told The Tennessean on Monday. Nashville criminal defense attorney Peter Strianse said he was recently retained by ...

Texas AG Ken Paxton must re-file appeal of criminal indictments after attorneys flub first attempt
But Brian Wice, one of three Houston criminal defense attorneys assigned to prosecute the case, said, "They're called rules for a very good reason: because they apply to everyone." "They're called rules for a very good reason: because they apply to ...

Norman Mueller Joins National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board
Norman Mueller was elected to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers board of directors at the association's 59th annual meeting in Palm Beach, Florida on Aug. 13. Mueller began his career as a deputy state public defender in Colorado in ...

Mom Uses RFRA as Criminal Defense
Mom Uses RFRA as Criminal Defense. Published 08/31 2016 11:25PM. Updated 08/31 2016 11:39PM. Mom 8-31-16. Indianapolis, IN. An Indiana mother hopes to use the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, also know as RFRA, as a defense for ...




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