Criminal Defense. Legal news and articles for February 23 - 28, 2017

Criminal defense attorney cringes watching Dr. Phil's interview with Austin HarrouffLudwick Lawyers Await Judge's Ruling On Request To Dismiss Criminal ChargesReader View: Fully fund public defense — or violate ConstitutionCollin County targets attorney pay for indigent defendants, citing costs out of their controlDefense Claims Government Constructed False Case in John Wiley Price Bribery TrialMomkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Announces the Hiring of DuPage County Attorney Stacey A. McCulloughLinda Marie Malek, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on How to Get a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE ...What Do You Do When the FBI Is at Your Door?Attorney: Chase suspect could face more serious chargesColorado Springs slaying suspect hires Casey Anthony defense attorneyColorado Springs slaying suspect hires Casey Anthony attorney for his defenseBill Cosby scores big pre-trial win in sex-crime case: No parade of accusersBill Cosby scores big pre-trial win in sex-crime case: No parade of accusersBaylor Family criticizes hiring of Philly law firm, Houston attorney by universityLawyer Claims He Was Conned in Ponzi Scheme By Guy He Met in Criminal Court

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Prominent defense lawyer cleared in smuggling investigation - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area ...
KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsFebruary 14, 2017

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities will not recommend charges be filed against a central California criminal defense attorney who was under investigation after allegedly dropping off a box of contraband to a client at the Fresno County Jail. The Fresno ...more »

Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear Celebrates 2 Associate Attorney Milestones
BenzingaFebruary 14, 2017

Lance R. Fryrear, founder of the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear, is proud to announce the criminal defense law firm has a new addition: associate attorney Britt Birkenbuel. "I chose to work for Lance because I know the kind of hard work he puts in for ...more »

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Criminal defense attorney cringes watching Dr. Phil's interview with Austin Harrouff
WPTV.comFebruary 28, 2017

The idea of a video tape of the accused saying he's sorry, saying he didn't want this to happen just makes me cringe as a defense lawyer because I feel bad for this young man cause I question whether he even knew what was going on here when he gave ...more »

Ludwick Lawyers Await Judge's Ruling On Request To Dismiss Criminal Charges
27east.comFebruary 28, 2017

A State Supreme Court judge could decide as soon as later this week if most of the criminal charges filed against Sean Ludwick, who authorities say crashed his car while drunk and left his passenger to die on the side of a Sag Harbor road two summers ...more »

Reader View: Fully fund public defense — or violate Constitution
Santa Fe New MexicanFebruary 28, 2017

Instead, state legislators continue to push “tough on crime” legislation that creates new crimes or higher penalties, only increasing the need for public defense services in the state. The lack of funding for public defense is especially felt in cities ...more »

Collin County targets attorney pay for indigent defendants, citing costs out of their control
Dallas NewsFebruary 28, 2017

Last year, Collin County paid more than $9.2 million for indigent criminal defense cases, a 17 percent increase from the previous year. And that spike doesn't even include $300-per-hour payments approved for the special prosecutors handling the ...more »

Defense Claims Government Constructed False Case in John Wiley Price Bribery Trial
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthFebruary 27, 2017

People listening to the defense opening statement had differing views. Criminal defense attorney Victor Vital, who is not connected with the case, said Baccus-Lobel was not as effective as she could have been. "They're not putting their best foot ...more »

Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Announces the Hiring of DuPage County Attorney Stacey A. McCullough
PR Web (press release)February 27, 2017

She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Stacey is also a Certified Illinois Municipal Administrative Hearing Officer. She will focus on criminal, juvenile and traffic defense, continue to handle ...more »

Linda Marie Malek, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on How to Get a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE ...
Satellite PR News (press release)February 27, 2017

Linda Marie Malek of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on How to Get a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Case Dismissed Using the DRE's Rolling Log. Linda received ...more »

What Do You Do When the FBI Is at Your Door?
ThinkAdvisorFebruary 27, 2017

Your best choice is not to give them any information until you have had an opportunity to consult with a professional criminal defense attorney. If the agents come with a grand jury subpoena, just take the subpoena and ask them to leave. Call your ...more »

Attorney: Chase suspect could face more serious charges
KCRA SacramentoFebruary 25, 2017

Plesser explained that Quiroz could face more charges all the way up to trial. Plesser believed the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office could be considering felony murder as one of the additional charges. “The law says that if you commit a ...more »

Colorado Springs slaying suspect hires Casey Anthony defense attorney
Colorado Springs GazetteFebruary 24, 2017

Woo was previously represented by court-appointed attorneys from the Colorado Springs Public Defender's Office, but he fired them after persistent reports of attorney-client conflict. How he qualified for free legal assistance before hiring an out-of ...more »

Colorado Springs slaying suspect hires Casey Anthony attorney for his defense
Colorado Springs GazetteFebruary 24, 2017

Woo was previously represented by court-appointed attorneys from the Colorado Springs Public Defender's Office, but he fired them after persistent reports of attorney-client conflict. How he managed to qualify for free legal assistance before hiring an ...more »

Bill Cosby scores big pre-trial win in sex-crime case: No parade of accusers
KHOU.comFebruary 24, 2017

"It's a huge win for Cosby," declared Stuart Slotnick, a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia who has been following the case. "It's a mixed decision," says Dennis McAndrews, a former prosecutor who now practices in suburban Philadelphia. "The ...more »

Bill Cosby scores big pre-trial win in sex-crime case: No parade of accusers
USA TODAYFebruary 24, 2017

But Steele did not bring the charges until December 2015, and ever since the teams of defense lawyers and prosecutors have been arguing in multiple pretrial hearings over various issues, including whether Steele can call up to 13 other women who say ...more »

Baylor Family criticizes hiring of Philly law firm, Houston attorney by university
KCEN-TVFebruary 23, 2017

WACO - Members of the Baylor Family are criticizing the university's Board of Regents for hiring another outside law firm and a high-priced criminal defense attorney to represent the institution in the yearlong, campus-wide sexual and domestic assault ...more »

Lawyer Claims He Was Conned in Ponzi Scheme By Guy He Met in Criminal Court
DNAinfoFebruary 23, 2017

BROOKLYN — A unsuspecting defense attorney was hoodwinked into investing in a Ponzi scheme by a guy he met in criminal court, a new lawsuit charges. Lawyer Michael Lambert is suing Arthur Gofman and Yehuda Belsky, accusing them of pitching him a ...more »

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