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

Georgia officers charged; police say video showed assaultJury acquits man of attempted murder chargeReport: Texas A&M WR whose lawyer claimed 'jock itch' led to indecent exposure charge no longer on teamAttorney Andrew Stine facing battery charge in road rage caseActivist arrested by NHPD contests his arrestNew lawyer delays Flint court proceedingsWoman accused of robbing 6 banks in 24 hours chargedWoman accused of robbing 6 banks in 24 hours chargedBoulder sheriff: 'Sexually violent predator' will not be allowed to move to JamestownCaleb Brantley's attorney maintains client is 'victim'; attorney for accuser angers Gainesville PoliceMan Punched Repeatedly By Sacramento Police Officer Files LawsuitNew NY 'Raise the Age' law means shifts in some local legal logisticsAssault Charge Dropped in Punch Outside Trump Campaign RallyCriminal Conviction Needed for Attorney Misconduct Finding, Magistrate Judge SaysCriminal Conviction Needed for Attorney Misconduct Finding, Magistrate Judge Says

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ONE YEAR LATER: What has, and hasn't, happened in the West Seattle tree-cutting case
West Seattle Blog (blog)March 27, 2017

No criminal charges, either misdemeanor or felony, either. In preparation for this “one year later” update, we checked directly at week's end with both offices that would be involved with such filings – the City Attorney's Office (if misdemeanor) and ...more »

Immigration agents seize Somali man in Portland courthouse
Bangor Daily NewsApril 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Thursday seized a Somali man believed to be an asylum seeker inside a Portland courthouse, after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge, according to his lawyer and court ...more »

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Georgia officers charged; police say video showed assault
The RepublicApril 26, 2017

Each man faces a felony charge of violation of oath of office and a misdemeanor battery charge. Mike Puglise, a lawyer for Bongiovanni, said his client maintains his innocence and is disappointed by the charges. “He's in a fight for his life and he ...more »

Jury acquits man of attempted murder charge
Lynchburg News and AdvanceApril 26, 2017

He was found guilty of three misdemeanors stemming from the incident. Sign up for breaking news emails & contest alerts! “ My client is pleased by the acquittal of the felonies, and he's looking forward to putting this all behind him,” defense lawyer ...more »

Report: Texas A&M WR whose lawyer claimed 'jock itch' led to indecent exposure charge no longer on team
Dallas News (blog)April 26, 2017

A Texas A&M wide receiver who recently found himself charged with indecent exposure is no longer on the team, according to a report. The Bryan Eagle reported Wednesday that Kirk Merritt was removed from the Aggie roster on Monday. The report cited an ...more »

Attorney Andrew Stine facing battery charge in road rage case
Palm Beach PostApril 26, 2017

Palm Beach County criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine's clients included alleged fake teen doc Malachi Love-Robinson.more »

Activist arrested by NHPD contests his arrest
Yale Daily News (blog)April 26, 2017

7, Blair, the only arrest that the NHPD made during the protest, was booked for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and released on his promise to appear in court. According to his lawyer, Patricia Kane, the state attorney's office has not yet given ...more »

New lawyer delays Flint court proceedings
The Detroit NewsApril 25, 2017

Earley and Ambrose face 20-year felony charges of false pretenses and conspiracy to commit false pretenses, as well as misconduct in office, a five-year felony. In addition, they face one-year misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty while in office.more »

Woman accused of robbing 6 banks in 24 hours charged
KSL.comApril 25, 2017

She pleaded guilty in August 2010 to theft by deception, amended from a felony to a class A misdemeanor. It was not immediately clear Monday if Perkins had an attorney. Jeanne Campbell, a lawyer who once represented her, said she did not know whether ...more »

Woman accused of robbing 6 banks in 24 hours charged
KSL.comApril 25, 2017

She pleaded guilty in August 2010 to theft by deception, amended from a felony to a class A misdemeanor. It was not immediately clear Monday if Perkins had an attorney. Jeanne Campbell, a lawyer who once represented her, said she did not know whether ...more »

Boulder sheriff: 'Sexually violent predator' will not be allowed to move to Jamestown
Boulder Daily CameraApril 24, 2017

A "sexually violent predator" who was planning to live in the Jamestown area will not be allowed to move there after residents expressed concern about the convicted rapist being in a remote area far away from law enforcement. Christopher Edward Lawyer ...more »

Caleb Brantley's attorney maintains client is 'victim'; attorney for accuser angers Gainesville Police
SECcountry.comApril 24, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A response from the Gainesville Police Department on Monday addresses how new information led to the recommendation for a charge of misdemeanor battery against former Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley stemming from an ...more »

Man Punched Repeatedly By Sacramento Police Officer Files Lawsuit
CBS SacramentoApril 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A Sacramento man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento that alleges he was also abused in jail after his arrest ...more »

New NY 'Raise the Age' law means shifts in some local legal logistics
Times Herald-RecordApril 23, 2017

Andrew Cuomo, will move all misdemeanor cases against 16- and 17-year-olds into Family Court. Most non-violent felonies will go to Family Court. Violent felonies - murder, first-degree assault, ... The law drew opposition from the three major law ...more »

Assault Charge Dropped in Punch Outside Trump Campaign Rally
U.S. News & World ReportApril 22, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor assault charge against a 73-year-old man who police say hit a woman outside of a Donald Trump campaign rally in North Carolina last September. Buncombe County District Attorney Todd ...more »

Criminal Conviction Needed for Attorney Misconduct Finding, Magistrate Judge Says
New York Law Journal (registration)April 21, 2017

Western District Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott said he agreed with the defense's contention that a claim under Judiciary Law §487 cannot succeed without a lawyer's conviction on a misdemeanor offense contained in the same statute for deceiving or ...more »

Criminal Conviction Needed for Attorney Misconduct Finding, Magistrate Judge Says
New York Law Journal (registration)April 21, 2017

A client dissatisfied with her attorneys' work in a personal injury case cannot bring a legal misconduct claim under state Judiciary Law because her lawyers were not also convicted of a crime in connection with her representation, a federal magistrate ...more »

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