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Defending Firearm Possession Cases Explained by a Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer
That program had a slogan: "Gun Crime Means Hard Time," offers Helms, Dallas criminal defense lawyer. The term "gun crime" applies to a lot of different types of cases, including possession of illegal weapons and ammunition and taking a weapon to a ...

Texas Online Impersonation Law Explained By Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney
Could you be convicted of a felony in Texas if you create a website called “DumpDonaldTrump.com,” use an unflattering photo of President Trump, and post unfavorable, but true, articles about President Trump, asks John Helms, Dallas criminal defense ...

State legal fees for Flint: $12M and growing
The state is still "on your way up the slope" in terms of mounting legal costs, said Swartz, a former senior trial counsel in commercial litigation and criminal defense attorney for a private law firm and county judge in Florida. The approved value of ...

Marin Voice: Constitutional confusion in immigration debate
In a March 28 IJ column, Dick Spotswood wrote: “The only point (Sheriff Robert) Doyle and President Donald Trump agree on is that immigrants who commit serious crimes need to be deported. Other than criminal defense attorneys, that's a consensus belief ...

Criminal defense attorney disbarred for misconduct
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled to disbar criminal defense attorney Michael Bert from the practice of law. The St. Louis attorney was found culpable in matters of misconduct not outlined in the court documents for Supreme Court ...

Texas Online Impersonation Law Explained by Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney
Is the Crime of Online Impersonation in Texas Really as Broad as it seems Asks John Helms, Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney? DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 7, 2017 / Could you be convicted of a felony in Texas if you create a website called ...

Lemons: Arpaio's Criminal Defense and How Bill Montgomery Helped You Pay for Part of It
Like a mere mortal, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio ambled out the front door of the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse on Thursday, following a hearing in his criminal contempt case before federal Judge Susan R. Bolton. While he still was sheriff — before ...

EDITORIAL: So much for lifting NY's sagging public defense system
The state Legislature “tried” to legislate the takeover last year, but alas, it got caught larding up the takeover bill with a whopping extra goody: gradual state assumption of all spending on non-criminal defense legal services too. Rightly, and at ...

Farmington Law Firm Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Best Choice ...
Farmington Law Firm Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Best Choice ...

Monday's Montanan: Colin Stephens
"We're both really committed to justice. That's why we're in this game," Smith said. "I have a tendency to say that as criminal defense lawyers, we're sort of law officers of the highest order because we seek to enforce the Constitution and the rights ...

Why I am Honest With my Criminal Defense Clients
One of the roots of the problem is that many criminal defense clients do not really want their lawyer to be completely honest with them. If you ask them directly, they will say they want their lawyer to be honest, but what they often really want is for ...

Budget Contains Long-Sought Relief for Some Indigent Criminal ...
Budget Contains Long-Sought Relief for Some Indigent Criminal ...

Paxton lawyers want judge replaced - Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN -- Ken Paxton's lawyers on Tuesday asked for a new judge to be appointed to preside over the attorney general's securities fraud case. The request in a ...

The Tennessee Supreme Court keeps reversing itself, and criminal defense attorneys are worried
The rapid makeover of the court has caused a noticeable and nearly instantaneous shift in its ideology — a shift that a growing number of criminal defense attorneys say threatens the civil liberties of Tennesseans both guilty and innocent. Concern ...

Bay Area: Join us 4/19 to talk tech, the police, and criminal defense
The son of a criminal defense lawyer, Jaffe began his career on civil cases, working primarily on copyrights, trademarks and other elements of intellectual property. He then shifted his career toward the criminal side—in recent years he has worked on ...

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Vik Monder is one the few criminal defense attorneys in San Diego that has raised to level of success at such an early start in his career because unlike other lawyers Vik cares about the people who are facing the most difficult times in their ...

Federal Criminal Sentencing Clarified by a Dallas Criminal Lawyer
As I will explain in more detail, the defendant and the defendant's criminal defense lawyer, as well as the prosecutor, get copies of the Pre-Sentence Report well in advance of the sentencing hearing. They also have the right to make comments on ...

Cocaine Cowboy fugitive gets high-caliber criminal defense hired gun
Srebnick's the second name in Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, the Miami criminal defense firm often sought by those with serious money facing serious charges. The “Black” comes from famed criminal defense attorney Roy Black, who represented ...

State takes steps toward public defense reform
Though the recent agreement fell short of the full state takeover of public criminal defense costs as called for in legislation approved by lawmakers but vetoed last year, advocates for indigent legal service reform view the final deal with optimism ...

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Talks About The United Airlines Passenger Fiasco
This week, a video of a United Airlines passenger being bloodied and forcibly removed from his seat went viral. The public was appalled by how he was treated, and the outcry was immediate, said John Helms, Dallas criminal defense lawyer. United ...

Difficulties of facing criminal charges without a lawyer
As a result, many defendants who don't qualify for public defenders can pay higher costs and fees and are less likely to have restitution reduced, according to criminal defense lawyers. And many cannot afford fee-based programs like house arrest that ...

Criminal defense lawyers proposing increase of private bar rate ...
Criminal defense lawyers proposing increase of private bar rate ...

Juvenile criminal defense attorneys forced to agree to Taser's terms ...
Juvenile criminal defense attorneys forced to agree to Taser's terms ...

Juvenile criminal defense attorneys forced to agree to Taser's terms of service to see the state's evidence
California criminal defense attorney Rick Horowitz had a juvenile client, he was shocked when the prosecutor in the case told him that to see the evidence against his client, he'd have to log in to evidence.com, run by Taser International (now ...

Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear Joined by Felony Defense Attorney ...
Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear Joined by Felony Defense Attorney ...

Medicaid Fraud Attorneys at Joseph Potashnik & Associates PC Offer Criminal Defense Services
New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2017 - Joseph Potashnik & Associates is a team of criminal defense lawyers, operating in New York City and providing its services to clients investigated for Medicaid fraud, health benefit fraud or Family ...

Getting smart on crime: Criminal justice reform bills in the legislature
Marino, a brand-new lawmaker, is a criminal defense attorney who already stands out as a expert — and a voice of reason — on criminal justice reform. “If you don't think that spending $700 million a year on incarceration is a problem, then be OK with ...

John Wiley Price Acquitted On 7 Counts Of Criminal Wrongdoing
The government has so far shelled out $99,000 to the criminal defense team, and another $74,600 has been approved, with the final bill yet to come. The amount is small compared to civil cases, such as tobacco litigation, that has put millions of ...

Remembering Richard "Racehorse" Haynes's Most Famous Cases
Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, the famed Houston criminal defense attorney who could charm a jury like nobody else and cross examine a witness so thoroughly it was just short of physical evisceration, died on Friday at age 90. Now, we're taking a look ...

Pete Lee is on a mission to make Colorado criminal justice more efficient, not more lenient
He started his legal career in criminal defense before becoming a corporate counsel, the a lawmaker. He's watched the criminal justice system grind up people and tax dollars in Colorado since the mid-1980s. High cost of incarceration. Lee, chairman of ...

Questions surround proposed victim rights amendment
“I think it's a political publicity stunt,” said Anthony Cotton, a Waukesha criminal defense attorney. “It's designed to create the impression that somehow victims of crimes are left out of the process and it's a suggestion that therefore guilty ...




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