Criminal Defense. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 26, 2017

Meet the Civil Rights Lawyer Shaking Up the Race for Philadelphia District AttorneyAttorney Zulu Ali Named Top 10 Best Lawyers in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Personal Injury by the AIOLCDefense lawyer says more evidence needed for Bunkerville retrialJuvenile criminal defense attorneys forced to agree to Taser's terms of service to see the state's evidenceJuvenile criminal defense attorneys forced to agree to Taser's terms of service to see the state's evidenceA Defense Lawyer Goes Back to High SchoolVideotape crime, sure, but no law to report itDefense Attorney Gets 30 Months in Prison for Tax EvasionLocal attorneys weigh in on bill that would place 17-year-olds in juvenile systemNaperville DUI Lawyer Presents at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual SymposiumCriminal defense lawyers proposing increase of private bar rateState slow with evidence in Endymion crash case, defense lawyer saysDifficulties of facing criminal charges without a lawyerDifficulties of facing criminal charges without a lawyerDUI MVD Ignition Interlock | DUI Defense Attorney

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Monday's Montanan: Colin Stephens 'committed to justice'
The MissoulianApril 10, 2017

Missoula attorney Colin Stephens had less than a year of experience under his belt after graduating law school at the University of Montana and working as an attorney when he was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Stephens underwent ...more »

Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorney quits contempt case
KTAR.comApril 7, 2017

PHOENIX — The lead attorney defending former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on a criminal contempt-of-court charge for his acknowledged defiance of a 2011 court order was allowed to bow out of the case less than three weeks before trial is scheduled to begin.more »

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Meet the Civil Rights Lawyer Shaking Up the Race for Philadelphia District Attorney
Reason (blog)April 26, 2017

It's also the first time in Philadelphia history that a super PAC has waded into the race for district attorney. In a statement, Whitney Tymas, the treasurer of the PAC, said it is supporting Krasner "because of his commitment to public safety and ...more »

Attorney Zulu Ali Named Top 10 Best Lawyers in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Personal Injury by the AIOLC
PR Newswire (press release)April 25, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Zulu Ali of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California has been named Top 10 Best Lawyers in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, and Immigration Law by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.more »

Defense lawyer says more evidence needed for Bunkerville retrial
KLAS-TVApril 25, 2017

"If the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict on every account, that's considered a mistrial...essentially it's a do-over,” criminal defense lawyer Mace Yampolski said. "In federal, when it's 57 years...it's 57 years. There's no parole." Todd Engel ...more »

Juvenile criminal defense attorneys forced to agree to Taser's terms of service to see the state's evidence
Boing BoingApril 24, 2017

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 ...more »

Juvenile criminal defense attorneys forced to agree to Taser's terms of service to see the state's evidence
Boing BoingApril 24, 2017

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 ...more »

A Defense Lawyer Goes Back to High School
Wall Street Journal (subscription)April 24, 2017

Mr. Lipman started his own practice as a criminal-defense lawyer in 1984. But in the late 1990s, he says, as federal sentencing guidelines toughened, defendants became more apt to accept a deal than go to trial. This made the field less interesting to Mr.more »

Videotape crime, sure, but no law to report it
The Detroit NewsApril 23, 2017

But Michigan has no such law forcing a call to 911 or taking action when they see a crime being committed, and experts, including defense attorneys, local law enforcement and even the Detroit Police Department admit there's no legal basis for such charges.more »

Defense Attorney Gets 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion
U.S. News & World ReportApril 23, 2017

Defense Attorney Gets 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion. A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for failing to pay approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, including interest and penalties.more »

Local attorneys weigh in on bill that would place 17-year-olds in juvenile system
Bryan-College Station EagleApril 22, 2017

"Sure, most kids know right from wrong," Patrick Gendron, a local attorney who says he has represented more juveniles than any other attorney in the state, wrote in an email, "But anyone who has raised teenagers, especially boys, knows that adolescents ...more »

Naperville DUI Lawyer Presents at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Symposium
BenzingaApril 21, 2017

Naperville DUI lawyer Donald J. Ramsell is the founding attorney of Ramsell & Associates, LLC. Ramsell received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University in Chicago. He brings 25 years of criminal defense experience to his practice, and he has defended ...more »

Criminal defense lawyers proposing increase of private bar rate
Wisconsin Law JournalApril 21, 2017

The Wisconsin State Bar of Governors has agreed to back a proposal set forth by a group of Wisconsin criminal-defense lawyers to increase the private bar rate to $100 per hour. The proposal would not only increase the private bar rate to the national ...more »

State slow with evidence in Endymion crash case, defense lawyer says
NOLA.comApril 21, 2017

"I'm not sure what they have and what they don't have," defense attorney Nanak Rai told Criminal District Judge Ben Willard during a hearing attended by Rizzuto and the defendant's father. "But if they don't have medical records, that's pretty important.more »

Difficulties of facing criminal charges without a lawyer
The IntelligencerApril 21, 2017

Pennsylvania is the only state where county government shoulders the entire burden of funding and administering criminal legal defense services for the poor. It is also the only state that lacks oversight and uniform quality standards for indigent ...more »

Difficulties of facing criminal charges without a lawyer
Bucks County Courier TimesApril 21, 2017

Like many other things in life, the underprivileged don't have access to the same goods and services that well-to-do individuals do,” said Newtown Township criminal defense lawyer Louis Busico. “You have the clash of two competing interests: the ...more »

DUI MVD Ignition Interlock | DUI Defense Attorney
JD Supra (press release)April 21, 2017

When you are charged with DUI, you face two complex legal battles. The first is with the criminal courts and involves the harsh reality of mandatory jail time and thousands of dollars in fines, assessments and jail costs. The second battle is with the ...more »

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