Misdemeanors. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

Area public defenders talk about the ups, downs the jobChristopher Lawyer, rapist barred from Jamestown, won't stay in Longmont eitherChristopher Lawyer, rapist barred from Jamestown, won't stay in Longmont eitherHarris County bail system unconstitutional, federal judge rulesRichard 'Racehorse' Haynes, legendary Texas defense attorney, dead at 90Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes, legendary Texas defense attorney, dead at 90US releases Venezuelan activist seeking asylum in MiamiChristopher Lawyer, rapist barred from relocating to Jamestown, will now live in LongmontHigh court cuts in half fine against tardy lawyerEx-cop says she bought narcotics to manage chronic painGeorgia officers charged; police say video showed assaultProminent lawyer charged with wife's murderUS releases Venezuelan activist seeking asylum in MiamiOWI charge vacated on double jeopardy concernsGeorgia officers charged; police say video showed assault

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Bangor Daily NewsApril 10, 2017

No one should be afraid to seek justice because of his or her immigration status.” Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the ...more »

Immigration agents seize Somali man in Portland courthouse
Bangor Daily NewsApril 9, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine β€” 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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Area public defenders talk about the ups, downs the job
Martinsburg JournalApril 30, 2017

Although Speaker is one of the attorneys to handle felony cases, he said misdemeanor cases are more prevalent and have their own system for assignment. He believes misdemeanor defenders are assigned specific magistrates, and any case assigned to ...more »

Christopher Lawyer, rapist barred from Jamestown, won't stay in Longmont either
Longmont Times-CallApril 29, 2017

Lawyer pleaded guilty in 2001 to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and misdemeanor menacing in connection with the rape of the newspaper carrier. The SVP designation is given to a person convicted of certain sex crimes who possess a ...more »

Christopher Lawyer, rapist barred from Jamestown, won't stay in Longmont either
Boulder Daily CameraApril 29, 2017

Lawyer pleaded guilty in 2001 to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and misdemeanor menacing in connection with the rape of the newspaper carrier. The SVP designation is given to a person convicted of certain sex crimes who possess a ...more »

Harris County bail system unconstitutional, federal judge rules
Houston ChronicleApril 29, 2017

In a 193-page ruling released Friday, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal ordered the county to begin releasing indigent inmates May 15 while they await trial on misdemeanor offenses. Rosenthal concluded the county's bail policy violates the due ...more »

Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes, legendary Texas defense attorney, dead at 90
Houston ChronicleApril 29, 2017

That was not easy to do in Texas, even in a time when defense lawyers had more leeway in the courtroom. "Richard was an inspiration and mentor to any criminal lawyer in Texas who ever drew a breath," said Houston attorney Dan Cogdell, who went to work ...more »

Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes, legendary Texas defense attorney, dead at 90
Houston ChronicleApril 29, 2017

Portrait of Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, 80, recognized as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the nation at Grappino de Nino Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 in Houston. Haynes has tried landmark cases such as ... more. Photo: Johnny Hanson, For The ...more »

US releases Venezuelan activist seeking asylum in Miami
New Jersey HeraldApril 28, 2017

... on charges of inciting violence. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he was detained in the U.S. because he overstayed his visa and had a misdemeanor conviction. His lawyer said she did not know of any conviction and ICE did not provide details.more »

Christopher Lawyer, rapist barred from relocating to Jamestown, will now live in Longmont
Longmont Times-CallApril 28, 2017

That woman was injured, but managed to escape. Lawyer pleaded guilty in 2001 to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and misdemeanor menacing in connection with the rape of the newspaper carrier. Lawyer is believed to be the first person ...more »

High court cuts in half fine against tardy lawyer
Arkansas OnlineApril 28, 2017

"The court was acting under its inherent power and was not limited by the General Assembly's classification of criminal contempt as a Class C misdemeanor," wrote Justice Robin Wynne in the majority opinion. The court rejected an argument by attorney ...more »

Ex-cop says she bought narcotics to manage chronic pain
Nogales InternationalApril 28, 2017

24 after previously pleading guilty to an amended count of solicitation to unlawfully possess a narcotic drug, a Class 6 undesignated offense. Judge Kenneth Lee can designate the offense a misdemeanor if Hernandez successfully completes her sentence.more »

Georgia officers charged; police say video showed assault
New Jersey HeraldApril 28, 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 »

Prominent lawyer charged with wife's murder
New York PostApril 27, 2017

Police in December had charged McIver with felony involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor reckless conduct, and he was free on bond. Jail records show he was booked into jail again Wednesday, and local media report that his bond was revoked ...more »

US releases Venezuelan activist seeking asylum in Miami
Santa Cruz SentinelApril 27, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he was detained in the U.S. because he overstayed his visa and had a misdemeanor conviction. His lawyer said she did not know of any conviction and ICE did not provide details. Subscribe to Home Delivery and ...more »

OWI charge vacated on double jeopardy concerns
Indiana LawyerApril 27, 2017

The state charged Bass with two counts of operating while intoxicated, one as a Class A misdemeanor and one as a Class C misdemeanor. During his bench trial, Bass testified he had an affirmative defense for the Class C misdemeanor charge, specifically ...more »

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. β€œHe's in a fight for his life and he ...more »

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