Criminal Defense. Legal news and articles for April 10 - 13, 2017

San Diego Criminal Defense AttorneyTime Pressure in Williams Case Justified, Lawyers SayAttorneys mulling resolution after clerical error in ND sheriff's deputy caseJudge Testifies Top Prosecutor Threatened Defense AttorneyThe Tennessee Supreme Court keeps reversing itself, and criminal defense attorneys are worriedAttorney Shuffle Delays Arpaio Contempt TrialCrime-scene errors put 65 cases under review, audit findsArgument preview: Case asking whether “prejudice” must be shown when a criminal lawyer's mistake leads to a ...Noted defense attorney to represent Attleboro sergeant'American Gangster' prosecutor Richie Roberts pleads guilty to tax crimesSessions seen shifting DOJ focus from white-collar to violent crimesPaxton to face criminal trial in Harris CountyFederal Criminal Sentencing Clarified By A Dallas Criminal LawyerTask force pushes for change in representing the poorCarson, three others to stand trial for murder; two defendants not charged

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Attorney: Stop Blaming Police For Crime Problem
LawOfficer.comApril 20, 2017

A local defense attorney spoke up Wednesday night at a town hall sponsored by Richmond (VA) Police. David Baugh said he is tired of citizens blaming police for the city's violent crime. “We can do more to stop crime than they ever could,” said Baugh.more »

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney
San Diego MagazineApril 13, 2017

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 ...more »

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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney
San Diego MagazineApril 13, 2017

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 ...more »

Time Pressure in Williams Case Justified, Lawyers Say
The Legal IntelligencerApril 13, 2017

"The biggest implication is that it puts a lot of pressure on both sides of the case," said David Axelrod, a white-collar criminal defense attorney and former assistant U.S. attorney in Philadelphia. And for small-firm lawyers like Burke, who lack the ...more »

Attorneys mulling resolution after clerical error in ND sheriff's deputy case
INFORUMApril 13, 2017

... of actions, including the possibility of criminal charges being put on hold and dismissed after a year if a defendant remains law-abiding, Steven Morrison, an associate professor of law at the University of North Dakota and a federal criminal ...more »

Judge Testifies Top Prosecutor Threatened Defense Attorney
U.S. News & World ReportApril 13, 2017

Judge Testifies Top Prosecutor Threatened Defense Attorney. A state district judge has testified that the Bexar (bayr) County district attorney committed a crime when the prosecutor threatened to ruin the law practice of a defense attorney in a murder ...more »

The Tennessee Supreme Court keeps reversing itself, and criminal defense attorneys are worried
Nashville SceneApril 13, 2017

In 2012, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a defendant who pleads guilty to a crime can appeal the judgment if exculpatory evidence is discovered later. Four years later, the same court changed its mind. What occurred in the intervening four years ...more »

Attorney Shuffle Delays Arpaio Contempt Trial
Courthouse News ServiceApril 12, 2017

Arpaio's former criminal defense attorney, Mel McDonald, filed an application with the court to withdraw from the case earlier this month. The application, which came just weeks before the April 25 trial start, was granted last week in a closed hearing ...more »

Crime-scene errors put 65 cases under review, audit finds
Chron.comApril 12, 2017

The revelations Wednesday in a crime lab audit sent prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney's Office scrambling to untangle the possible problems, first with a blanket notification to criminal defense attorneys and then a public statement.more »

Argument preview: Case asking whether “prejudice” must be shown when a criminal lawyer's mistake leads to a ...
SCOTUSblog (blog)April 12, 2017

Whether a criminal defendant must show “prejudice” when an unreasonable error of his counsel leads to “structural error” in his trial is undoubtedly an important legal question on which a number of state and federal courts have split. And we must ...more »

Noted defense attorney to represent Attleboro sergeant
The Sun ChronicleApril 12, 2017

ATTLEBORO — A veteran Attleboro police sergeant arrested last week by federal agents on child pornography charges has hired a noted Providence criminal defense lawyer. John Calcagni III, a former military prosecutor and assistant U.S. attorney, will ...more »

'American Gangster' prosecutor Richie Roberts pleads guilty to tax crimes
NJ.comApril 11, 2017

Roberts, accompanied by Assistant Federal Public Defender Lisa Mack, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark to charges of failing to pay over employee payroll taxes from his Newark law firm, and failing to pay personal income ...more »

Sessions seen shifting DOJ focus from white-collar to violent crimes
Fox NewsApril 11, 2017

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have made it clear they want to crack down on drugs, violent crime and illegal immigration, signaling what some experts say could be a shift in resources away from prosecuting white-collar criminals on ...more »

Paxton to face criminal trial in Harris County
Chron.comApril 11, 2017

AUSTIN -- Attorney General Ken Paxton will face a jury in Harris County on felony criminal charges he committed securities fraud and failed to register with the state as an investment advisor, a district judge ruled Tuesday. District Judge George ...more »

Federal Criminal Sentencing Clarified By A Dallas Criminal Lawyer
Justice News FlashApril 11, 2017

Many people who are accused of a federal crime have heard of a “PSR.” In talking to my clients and their family members, I have noticed that there is a lot of confusion about what it is and what it does. This post will explain it, says Dallas criminal ...more »

Task force pushes for change in representing the poor
Knoxville News SentinelApril 10, 2017

Knoxville attorney Stephen Ross Johnson, a leader in both state and national associations of criminal defense lawyers, was even more pointed in his assessment of the current system of providing court-appointed counsel for the poor in Tennessee. “If you ...more »

Carson, three others to stand trial for murder; two defendants not charged
Modesto BeeApril 10, 2017

The defense has said this is a case of wrongful prosecution by a vindictive Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office intent on ruining Carson, a prominent criminal defense attorney who has been successful in defending his clients. The defense ...more »

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