Criminal Defense. Legal news and articles for August 13 - 16, 2012

Defense attorneys counter Judge Dunnigan's response to appealjoan vennochi Should Bulger judge recuse himself?"I Am From the Government... I Am Here to Help You"Judge denies Kilpatrick bid for new lawyer in corruption trialGraves is new public defenderWills John Karoly filed for brother's estate are upheld in courtVereen Looking To Be Dade's Next State AttorneyZimmerman Will Not Rely on “Stand Your Ground,” Defense Attorney SaysGag order remains in Colorado theater shooting court caseCRIME: Details emerge as wife pleads not guilty in teacher's shooting deathCrooked politicians getting help with their legal bills -- from youJudge: Detective's alleged OT theft not relevant at murder trialAurora Shooting Case: Judge Keeps Gag Order In Place, But Still Releases ...I got a DUI. Do I need a Lawyer?I got a DUI. Do I need a Lawyer?

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Tough Legal Issues Converge in Colorado Shooting Case
New York TimesAugust 2, 2012

“I wonder if he can have a rational conversation, whether he can string words together into a sentence,” said Elizabeth Kelley, a criminal defense lawyer in Cleveland. Psychiatrists will pose to Mr. Holmes a series of scripted questions aimed at ...more »

Defense lawyer in corruption case wants taxpayer-funded jury consultant
The Detroit NewsAugust 3, 2012

Detroit— A defense lawyer involved in the City Hall corruption case against former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants taxpayers to foot the bill for a $2400 jury consultant. Ex-Detroit water boss Victor Mercado's lawyer asked late Thursday for court ...more »

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Defense attorneys counter Judge Dunnigan's response to appeal
Bradenton HeraldAugust 16, 2012

MANATEE -- Defense attorneys filed a counter reply Thursday to a response filed Wednesday by Judge Janette Dunnigan in the Second District Court of Appeals. Motions ... Elizabeth Johnson, Herald crime reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7041. Follow ...more »

joan vennochi Should Bulger judge recuse himself?
Boston GlobeAugust 16, 2012

J.W. Carney Jr. may very well be a grandstanding criminal defense lawyer who is working hard to stall justice on behalf of his infamous client, James “Whitey” Bulger. But Carney raises a legitimate issue when he questions the impartiality of Richard G ...more »

"I Am From the Government... I Am Here to Help You"
Huffington PostAugust 15, 2012

As a former criminal defense attorney, I can't figure out why in the world any lawyer would EVER recommend a client sign up for the temporary "deferred deportation" program. I think it would be legal malpractice. Why would anyone here in this country ...more »

Judge denies Kilpatrick bid for new lawyer in corruption trial
Detroit Free PressAugust 15, 2012

"It's a lawyer that he had for five years that he did want," said Arkansas attorney John Wesley Hall, who wrote a book on ethics and responsibilities of criminal-defense lawyers. Hall said Kilpatrick will have to prove he was "significantly prejudiced ...more »

Graves is new public defender
OcalaAugust 15, 2012

In a landslide victory, Graves triumphed over Bo Samargya, a criminal defense attorney based in Inverness. Both attorneys campaigned to succeed longtime public defender Howard “Skip” Babb Jr., who decided to retire after close to 30 years as the ...more »

Wills John Karoly filed for brother's estate are upheld in court
Allentown Morning CallAugust 14, 2012

Wills that disgraced Lehigh Valley lawyer John Karoly Jr. submitted in his late brother's estate were upheld Tuesday in Northampton County Court, a decision his one-time criminal defense lawyer said brings a measure of "redemption." The surprise civil ...more »

Vereen Looking To Be Dade's Next State Attorney
CBS LocalAugust 14, 2012

Vereen, a criminal defense attorney for more than 22 years, is looking to unseat incumbent Katherine Fernandez Rundle. He says his role as a defense attorney gives him an understanding of crime his opponent never had. Vereen has represented an array of ...more »

Zimmerman Will Not Rely on “Stand Your Ground,” Defense Attorney Says
The New AmericanAugust 14, 2012

The defense team still plans to seek immunity from criminal and civil charges during a hearing before the judge. Under state law, before the case goes to a regular jury trial, defendants may request a separate proceeding. The burden is higher ...more »

Gag order remains in Colorado theater shooting court case
Florida Times-UnionAugust 14, 2012

Documents being released Monday were routine documents that are standard in criminal cases that include allowing defense attorneys to inspect the crime scene. In one document, however, defense attorney Daniel King argued that Holmes be allowed to sit ...more »

CRIME: Details emerge as wife pleads not guilty in teacher's shooting death
North County TimesAugust 14, 2012

... hide evidence or manipulate evidence," Watanabe said. On Monday, Pfingst declined to say exactly when he first spoke with Julie Harper, but said another attorney called him during business hours Tuesday to refer her to him as a criminal defense...more »

Crooked politicians getting help with their legal bills -- from you
Newsworks.orgAugust 13, 2012

Jane Orie to repay the $110000 taxpayers had spent on her criminal defense against corruption charges. What's remarkable about the case is not that public funds were used to defend a corrupt official, but that she was required to repay them. For years ...more »

Judge: Detective's alleged OT theft not relevant at murder trial
Philadelphia Daily NewsAugust 13, 2012

The jury will resume deliberations Tuesday. Ramsey said Monday that Conner is unlikely to be the last attorney to raise Rossiter's troubles in defense of an accused criminal. "Defense attorneys do what they can to get their client off the hook," Ramsey ...more »

Aurora Shooting Case: Judge Keeps Gag Order In Place, But Still Releases ...
Huffington PostAugust 13, 2012

Documents being released Monday were routine documents that are standard in criminal cases that include allowing defense attorneys to inspect the crime scene. In one document, however, defense attorney Daniel King argued that Holmes be allowed to sit ...more »

I got a DUI. Do I need a Lawyer?
Nebraska City News Press (blog)August 13, 2012

A: You need an lawyer that specializes in criminal defense and DUI. That's not a suggestion or a wish list or a think about it. It's a fact. You have a lot on the line when you get a DUI charge. First, you are looking at a license suspension and you ...more »

I got a DUI. Do I need a Lawyer?
Pittsburg Morning Sun (blog)August 13, 2012

A: You need an lawyer that specializes in criminal defense and DUI. That's not a suggestion or a wish list or a think about it. It's a fact. You have a lot on the line when you get a DUI charge. First, you are looking at a license suspension and you ...more »

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