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As CA Readies Itself For Legalization, Here Is Some Of What You Can And Can't Do With Recreational Pot
“So, what a lot of people don't realize is that you can't just smoke marijuana whenever you feel like it or wherever you'd like to,” criminal defense attorney Lou Shapiro told CBS2 News. For example, people cannot smoke cannabis in cars and are subject ...

Catching Up: Pay increase sought for private lawyers taking public defender cases
The petition was filed May 25 by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Wisconsin Association of Justice, along with a group of lawyers that includes two former state Supreme Court justices, a former state attorney general and ...

Prop. 57 swings pendulum from 'warehousing' to early parole - The ...
Prop. 57 swings pendulum from 'warehousing' to early parole - The ...

Isabella County implements new public defender position
The attorneys will be able to consult with their clients in jail from the convenience of their offices,” she said. Other MIDC standards —such as an attorney appearance on a defendant's first arraignment— are not feasible within the county's current ...

Kansas City Criminal Defense Attorney, Kevin Wichman, Named a ...
Kansas City Criminal Defense Attorney, Kevin Wichman, Named a ...

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski sworn in for fourth term as mayor, days ahead of criminal trial
Hickey, a business consultant and owner of Sovereign Enterprise, admitted to two criminal counts — one involving Pawlowski and another related to a parallel investigation of Reading City Hall. Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer also is charged and ...

Politically popular push for rights of crime victims faces backlash
But some prosecutors complain that the requirements are especially impractical for white collar cases with large numbers of victims, such as securities frauds involving thousands of stockholders. “You really would clog the system if you're going to ...

Public defenders seek pay increase for cases
Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer John Birdsall, who is among those leading the petitioners, said that the Boston-based Sixth Amendment Center, which provided a supporting study with the petition, is again working on a more in-depth study to present to ...

After Illinois Bans 'Gay Panic' Defense, LGBTQ Advocates Look to Other States
Cynthia Lee, a criminal defense professor at George Washington University, said there could be unintended consequences to passing these types of bans. In her research on gay and trans panic defenses, Lee has found that most attorneys make ...

Best Criminal and Traffic Defense Attorney Kevin Wichman Honored ...
Best Criminal and Traffic Defense Attorney Kevin Wichman Honored ...

Judge orders city to pay $5.6 million in legal fees to wrongly ...
Judge orders city to pay $5.6 million in legal fees to wrongly ...

Activists aim to copy Illinois' new ban on 'gay panic defense'
Starting this month, Illinois will bar a criminal defense allowing the use of a victim's sexual orientation as justification for violent crime, a ban gay rights advocates say they will attempt to replicate in about half a dozen states in the next year ...

Judge candidate Sara Spector desires to be public servant
“I know also about the amazing job criminal defense attorneys do.” Spector is seeking the position currently held by Judge Rodney W. Satterwhite, who announced last year he wouldn't run for re-election. Spector said Midland has a history of judges who ...

John Rogers Carroll, Prominent Phila. Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dies at 89
John Rogers Carroll, a longtime criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia and helping hand to fellow lawyers suffering from addiction, died Tuesday morning at the age of 89. Carroll's expansive career included representing defendants caught up in the ...

A Denton justice of the peace tried to close his courtroom during a public proceeding, and an attorney protested
Justices of the peace, like other judges, must allow the public into their courtrooms to watch the proceedings, according to Austin-based defense attorney Gerry Morris, former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The First ...

Freed Canadian hostage appears in court on criminal charges
Boyle has retained the services of Lawrence Greenspon, one of Canada's leading criminal defense lawyers. “Mr. Boyle is presumed innocent of all charges. He has no criminal record and has never been in trouble with the police,” Greenspon said in an e ...

State rejects Oakland County's criminal defense plan that includes money for prosecutors
State rejects Oakland County's criminal defense plan that includes money for prosecutors. The Oakland County Courthouse, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Mich. The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission has rejected the county's compliance plan in ...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort challenges his indictment in Russia probe by filing lawsuit against Mueller
White-collar criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Jacobovitz said it is not unusual for a defendant to try to question the bounds of a special counsel. But he couldn't recall a single time that approach succeeded in tossing a charge. Trump, in social ...

Eastburg man charged in NY double murder to hire new lawyer
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Accused double-murderer Ricky Dennis, formerly of East Stroudsburg, is hiring a new lawyer. At a conference Tuesday in state Supreme Court, St. George, Justice William E. Garnett said Dennis' family is in the process of retaining ...

Chris Christie Bridgegate lawyer Craig Carpenito named interim US attorney for NJ
A Bridgegate criminal defense lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie has been appointed interim U.S. Attorney for New Jersey – the second lawyer for Christie who's landed a top federal job under the Trump administration. Craig Carpenito's appointment by ...

Manafort challenges Mueller's appointment
Both pleaded guilty to lying to investigators - Flynn about contacts with Russia's ambassador and Papadopoulos about contacts with foreigners claiming high-level connections to them - and are cooperating with investigators. White-collar criminal ...

State rejects Oakland County's criminal defense plan that includes ...
State rejects Oakland County's criminal defense plan that includes ...

New York's notorious Rikers Island jail moves slowly toward closing
After New York Mayor Bill de Blasio promised last March to close one of America's most notorious jails, watchdogs grew concerned that the plan wasn't moving quickly enough, with few tangible signs that the city was committed to abandoning an 82-year ...

Local law firm will represent opioid possession defendants at no charge
Consequently, the law firm of Harbinson, Brzykcy, and Corbett, Attorneys at Law — with offices in Taylorsville and Statesville — are offering their legal services as criminal defense attorneys to help those with an opioid addiction by providing an ...

Wolff book: Trump spokesman quit over response to Trump Tower meeting
But Scott Fredericksen, a former federal prosecutor and independent counsel who is the senior white collar criminal defense partner in the Washington office of Foley & Lardner, isn't so sure that the initial false story constitutes obstruction. "I ...

Ten films to look out for in 2018
The true story of Molly Bloom, a world-class skier who for more than a decade ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game before being arrested late one night by FBI agents. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business ...

Dalia Dippolito a US Supreme Court case? Judges to decide
“Does the issuance of a pretrial gag order prohibiting criminal defense attorneys from disseminating political speech violate the First Amendment, where the extrajudicial comments giving rise to the gag order occurred more than four months prior to ...

Immigration Attorneys Warn Against Using Marijuana As Feds Change Stance
“If you are not a United States citizen, don't smoke,” said Patrick Kolasinski, immigration criminal defense attorney. Possession of marijuana remains a federal offense. Immigration attorneys say non-U.S. citizens who admit to smoking pot to any ...

David Ward: Marsy's Law would have dramatic negative impact on Kentucky's legal system
You may be skeptical of an editorial written by the President of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I encourage you to sit down with your local county attorney or commonwealth's attorney and see what he or she thinks of this ...

Former teacher found with child porn
Judge Immergut presided over some of the plea negotiations between Caputo, his criminal defense attorney and the DA's Office. Steven J. Sherlag shown in court for his client's sentencing on Jan. 4, 2018. During his sentencing, it was revealed that ...

How Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Level the Playing Field When It Comes to the Media
Throughout 2017, I was riveted by developments in three high-profile criminal prosecutions that were covered extensively by this publication and other media outlets in the region: former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams; Amtrak engineer ...

Sneak Peek: When Criminal and Civil Law Meet, Representing Domestic Abuse Survivors
The lawyer who looks only at the specific piece he or she is hired to resolve risks doing a disservice to the client. In “Personal Injury: When Criminal and Civil Law Intersect,” Erika Bierma and Jason Knutson use a personal injury hypothetical to ...

De Blasio Names 26 Judges to Family, Criminal, Civil Benches ...
De Blasio Names 26 Judges to Family, Criminal, Civil Benches ...

Immigrant acquitted in killing that sparked firestorm gets time served
J. Tony Serra, a renowned criminal defense attorney in San Francisco, will represent Garcia Zarate in the federal proceedings, according to the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. Serra's list of clients includes the Black Panthers, Hell's Angels ...

Attorney faces federal prison after admitting role in $23M auto insurance fraud
Jason Dalley, a criminal defense and personal injury attorney, pleaded guilty to a federal fraud conspiracy charge. Paula McMahonContact ReporterSun Sentinel. Privacy Policy. A South Florida attorney is facing time in federal prison after he admitted ...

Dalia Dippolito a US Supreme Court case? Justices to decide
“Does the issuance of a pretrial gag order prohibiting criminal defense attorneys from disseminating political speech violate the First Amendment, where the extrajudicial comments giving rise to the gag order occurred more than four months prior to ...

Philly's new DA fires 31 from office
Some assistant district attorneys were sobbing silently. Others were crying loudly. Still others were just fuming. Those fired include E. Marc Costanzo, Patrick Blessington, Jimmy Carpenter, John Delaney, Mark Gilson and Michael Barry. Some of them ...

State Bar study finds prison defendants not properly represented
“Finally, the appellate section represents inmates in civil commitment appeals; criminal appeals where an attorney in the Criminal Defense section represented the inmate; and occasionally writs of habeas corpus. “The appellate section also has “Time ...

Two new magistrates sworn in to serve Henry's Magistrate Court
Veal is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has served as a public defender in Albany, as well as a prosecutor in Houston, Clayton and Henry counties. She is currently a criminal defense attorney and operates the Veal Law Firm ...

The Law Offices of Barry K. Henline, PLLC; DWI, Traffic and Criminal Defense
If you find yourself in need of legal help, don't go it alone! The Law Offices of Barry K. Henline, PLLC focuses on DWI, Traffic and Criminal defense. Serving New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, Henline offers personalized client services ...

Ex-Seahawk targeted in failed fraud prosecution: 'Bob Ferguson picked me for publicity'
“You can literally buy your way out of prison,” said Smith, Adams' criminal defense attorney. Department of Revenue: Investigators 'only work the civil side'. Smith described the Attorney General's Office as acting as the “ultimate debt collection ...

Community Brief: Flagstaff law firm included in 2018 Best Law Firms, US News & World Report
The Flagstaff-based Griffen & Stevens Law Firm was named to the 2018 Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Griffen & Stevens is the only Flagstaff-based firm chosen for the 2018 Best Law Firm list, and is ranked as a Tier 1 ...

UT presidents' house renovated, no longer empty
(Photo: Paul Efird, Paul Efird/News Sentinel)Buy Photo. CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. The longtime home of UT presidents on Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills was sold a few years ago after the forced departure of UT president John Petersen ...

Trump lawyers discuss strategy for interview with Mueller
The odds of prosecutors agreeing to written responses are somewhere between infinitesimally small and zero.” Criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz described the Trump legal team's machinations “gamesmanship. It's what any criminal defense attorney ...

Florida Bar President-Elect Michelle Suskauer Joins Dimond Kaplan
Florida Bar President-Elect Michelle Suskauer Joins Dimond Kaplan. Florida Bar President-elect Michelle Suskauer joined the West Palm Beach office of Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein as a partner this month, bringing her criminal defense experience to the ...

We recommend Raquel 'Rocky' Jones in the Democratic primary for 203rd District Court
Hawthorne's pattern of unpredictable and, at times, contradictory decision-making does a disservice to both victims and defendants. In contrast, a variety of judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys have stepped forward to say Jones, 47, will make a ...

No, Sexual Harassment Is Not Part Of Being A Female Criminal Defense Attorney
Welcome back to The Pink Ghetto, a series where we take a look at some of the most appalling stories from one of the most sexist industries in the world: the legal profession. Today, we have a story about a criminal defense attorney who was forced to ...

Eden Prairie man sentenced to 61 years for murdering parents
A court psychiatrist determined that while Lehman did suffer from mental illness, he understood at the time he killed his parents that it was wrong and that he was able to understand and aid in his criminal defense. After listening to relatives' impact ...

Los Angeles Criminal Investigators and Experts Create 'Elite Court Experts' Consortium
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent independent Los Angeles criminal investigators and experts have combined forces to create Elite Court Experts (ECE), a consortium offering training, consultation, legal services and media commentary ...

Supreme Court hearing 2 vehicle search cases
... the Supreme Court will hear argument in two vehicle search cases including Byrd's. His attorneys argue his case has potential consequences for the 115 million car rentals that take place annually in the United States. The court's decision has the ...




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