Criminal Defense. Legal news and articles for April 6 - 10, 2017

Monday's Montanan: Colin Stephens 'committed to justice'Farmington Law Firm Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Best Choice Report LaunchedWisconsin defense attorneys fear 'Marsy's Law' could undermine rights for victims, accusedAttorney says his client was trying to help runaway MadisonLemons: Arpaio's Criminal Defense and How Bill Montgomery Helped You Pay for Part of ItTexas Online Impersonation Law Explained by Dallas Criminal Defense AttorneyEx-sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorney quits contempt caseFormer Sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorney officially cut looseArpaio Lawyer Who Cited Ethical Concerns Quits Contempt CaseDefense attorney says informants lying in high-profile Punta Gorda casesCriminal defense attorney disbarred for misconductMarin Voice: Constitutional confusion in immigration debateMarin Voice: Constitutional confusion in immigration debateState legal fees for Flint: $12M and growingJudge to mull whether lawyer can quit Arpaio's contempt case

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One Way Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Do Better At Trial
Above the LawMarch 30, 2017

courtroom If you're not a lawyer, jury service must seem like a very odd thing. You go to a government building you've likely not been to before. You're seated in a big waiting room with a large group of others. You wait. Some of you are taken into a ...more »

Schimel, victim advocates back constitutional amendment giving crime victims more rights
fox6now.comApril 5, 2017

Prosecutors are automatically required to turn over their evidence to defense attorneys in criminal cases, so there's no need for the defense to demand discovery directly from a victim in a criminal case. The amendment's provision, however, could block ...more »

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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 »

Farmington Law Firm Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Best Choice Report Launched
MENAFN.COMApril 9, 2017

(MENAFN Editorial) A new law report has been launched focusing on the top three things to look for when someone is considering hiring an attorney to represent them. Morrow and Pettus is an experienced law firm and is quick to emphasize that people ...more »

Wisconsin defense attorneys fear 'Marsy's Law' could undermine rights for victims, accused
Madison.comApril 8, 2017

Todd Novak, R-Dodgeville, announced on Tuesday their plans to introduce a Wisconsin version of Marsy's Law, with strong backing from Attorney General Brad Schimel, members of law enforcement and victims of violent crime. The proposal also has support ...more »

Attorney says his client was trying to help runaway Madison
York DispatchApril 7, 2017

The attorney for a Maryland man accused of helping a 16-year-old Hanover-area runaway hide from her parents said he doesn't believe the felony charge against his client is appropriate. "A felony is overkill," criminal defense attorney Steve Rice told ...more »

Lemons: Arpaio's Criminal Defense and How Bill Montgomery Helped You Pay for Part of It
Phoenix New TimesApril 7, 2017

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 ...more »

Texas Online Impersonation Law Explained by Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney
Yahoo FinanceApril 7, 2017

(2) post or send one or more messages on or through a commercial social networking site or other Internet website, other than on or through an electronic mail program or message board program." The Texas Online Impersonation statute makes the ... An ...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 »

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's defense attorney officially cut loose
AZCentral.comApril 7, 2017

The lead defense attorney in the criminal case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been cut loose by a federal judge three weeks before the scheduled trial, granting the attorney's request and leaving the case in the hands of a second lawyer who ...more »

Arpaio Lawyer Who Cited Ethical Concerns Quits Contempt Case
U.S. News & World ReportApril 6, 2017

Arpaio Lawyer Who Cited Ethical Concerns Quits Contempt Case. The lead attorney defending former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on a criminal contempt-of-court charge was allowed to bow out of the case less than three weeks before trial is scheduled to begin.more »

Defense attorney says informants lying in high-profile Punta Gorda cases
NBC2 NewsApril 6, 2017

De Sisto filed the motion to require the state to release any information connected to the confidential informants, their relationship with the State Attorney's office, and any promises of early release or special treatment by law enforcement or the ...more »

Criminal defense attorney disbarred for misconduct
St. Louis RecordApril 6, 2017

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 ...more »

Marin Voice: Constitutional confusion in immigration debate
Marin Independent JournalApril 6, 2017

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 ...more »

Marin Voice: Constitutional confusion in immigration debate
Marin Independent JournalApril 6, 2017

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 ...more »

State legal fees for Flint: $12M and growing
WZZMApril 6, 2017

LANSING - The state has paid $12 million to outside attorneys for work related to the Flint drinking water crisis, with nearly 30% of that amount going to criminal and civil defense attorneys hired by Gov. Rick Snyder, according to the latest numbers ...more »

Judge to mull whether lawyer can quit Arpaio's contempt case
Washington TimesApril 6, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is due in court Thursday for a hearing over whether his lead attorney can bow out of the lawman's criminal contempt-of-court case just weeks before his trial is scheduled to begin. Lawyer Mel McDonald hasn't ...more »

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