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Sonoma County District Attorney reports to the people
The Sonoma County District Attorney's office last week released its Report to the People, a progress report of sorts that DA Stephan Passalacqua said gives the general public a comprehensive look at the agency's accomplishments and projects over the past year.
Armstrong hiring a defense lawyer
NEW YORK (AP) Lance Armstrong says hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting himself. Obviously, you need some legal counsel on this. ... I wouldnt read anything into it, the seven-time Tour de France champion said after finishing 17th in the 17th stage of this years race. Im 100 ...
Angered at client, Longwood lawyer accused of vandalizing home
A Longwood environmental and land-use lawyer, apparently upset with a client who filed a complaint against him with The Florida Bar, burglarized the man's house and business and was arrested Thursday afternoon, police said.
Attorney general's pension probe includes Oneida
ONEIDA -- The city of Oneida is one of nearly 100 municipalities, public authorities and state and local agencies being investigated by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for pension padding.
Lawyer to take divorce issue to the Constitutional Court
A lawyer is planning to file a constitutional case against the government for violating her "right to respect for family life" by not allowing divorce.
Attorney elected Fellow of AAAA
Debra E. Guston, Esq. Debra E. Guston, Esq. of Edgewater, a partner in the law firm of Guston & Guston, LLP in Glen Rock,, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA).
Attorney for former Lorain cop wants document unsealed
ELYRIA Former Lorain police Officer Joseph Montelon believes his rights are being violated because a Lake County Common Pleas Court judge will not unseal an affidavit used to issue a search warrant allowing police to raid his home in 2008, according to his attorney Terry Gilbert.
Attorney asks to be off case after Simpson writes threat
ELYRIA An attorney appointed to represent convicted killer Neil Simpson in the appellate court asked to be taken off the case after Simpson sent him a letter threatening to rape him.
Lawyer representing Hislop: Scotts tactics may be illegal
Kevin King has used his website, http://www.notoHislop.com, to attack House District 54 candidate Bob Hislop by using innuendo and rumors, and it may be illegal, Grand Junction attorney Erik Groves said. Groves, who is representing Hislop in a campaign-finance complaint King filed with the state, said he is close to filing counter charges against King and the other ...
District Attorney : Retry 3 for rape at dorm
WEST CHESTER The district attorney's office will ask a Common Pleas Court judge to reconsider his decision to bar the retrial of three men accused of raping a Lincoln University student after a mistrial was declared in the case.
Attorney may not be appointed for you
Criminal defendants in southwest Missouri will not be eligible for a state public defender until next month because of high caseloads and overworked lawyers.
County attorney candidate Bill Montgomery differentiates self from ex-bosses
Bill Montgomery's biggest task in his bid for Maricopa County attorney may be to convince voters that he is not a clone of former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Lawyer gets 18-36 months for sneaking drugs into jail
MEDIA COURTHOUSE A 62-year-old attorney who took advice from a 23-year-old client on how to smuggle drugs into Delaware Countys prison was formally sentenced Monday to serve 18 to 36 months in jail.
Environmental attorney hired; papers filed to fight class-action status
Lower Merion School District officials approved a motion Monday night to bring in an attorney on environmental issues.
Colton Harris-Moore says two years on lam wasn't fun, lawyer reports
SEATTLE -- Colton Harris-Moore didn't have fun and didn't enjoy his two-year crime spree, his lawyer said this afternoon. John Henry Browne said his client is concerned that other kids may imitate his misbehavior. The so-called "Barefoot Bandit" said it was inappropriate to be called a folk hero.
Attorney for former Lorain cop wants document unsealed
ELYRIA Former Lorain police Officer Joseph Montelon believes his rights are being violated because a Lake County Common Pleas Court judge will not unseal an affidavit used to issue a search warrant allowing police to raid his home in 2008, according to his attorney Terry Gilbert.
Attorney asks to be off case after Simpson writes threat
ELYRIA An attorney appointed to represent convicted killer Neil Simpson in the appellate court asked to be taken off the case after Simpson sent him a letter threatening to rape him.
Lawyer will take divorce issue to court
Lawyer Lynn Zahra intends to ask the European Court of Human Rights to force Malta to introduce divorce. Photos: Matthew Mirabelli A lawyer is planning to file a constitutional case against the government for violating her "right to respect for family life" by not allowing divorce.
Lawyer seeks dismissal in diamond theft case
WORCESTER - The lawyer for an Ohio man accused of taking part in a $100,000 jewelry heist last year in Auburn asked a judge yesterday to dismiss the charges against his client.
Michael Lohan's Lawyer: No Charges Have Been Filed
Lisa Bloom, a lawyer for Lindsay Lohan 's father, dismisses reports that Michael has been charged with second-degree harassment, stating 'No charges have been filed. He expects to be fully vindicated.'
Attorney: 'Barefoot Bandit' just an immature kid
His attorney says the "Barefoot Bandit," accused of dozens of thefts from Washington state to the Caribbean, is a likable but immature kid. United States - Washington - Washington D.C. - Colton Harris-Moore - Caribbean
Attorney: 'Barefoot Bandit' just an immature kid
His attorney says the "Barefoot Bandit," accused of dozens of thefts from Washington state to the Caribbean, is a likable but immature child. read more
Lawyer joins battle for divorce
A lawyer plans to file a constitutional case against the government for violating her right to respect for family life by not allowing divorce.
Japan's trainee program 'human trafficking': lawyer
TOKYO - A Japanese human rights lawyer Thursday labeled a government-backed foreign trainee program as a form of human trafficking, saying dozens had died from apparent overwork.
Convicted killer protests lawyer with graphic genatalia drawing
ELYRIA Convicted killer Neil Simpson told attorney Kenneth Ortner that he doesnt want him to serve as his appeals lawyer in a graphic let�ter that prominently featured a drawing of male genitalia. Simpson also threatened to rape Ortner if he continued on as his lawyer. I want Jack, Simpson wrote in the letter, although Ortner said [...]
Attorney: Vote wouldn't nix park stadium
Pensacola city attorney says petition drive to remove stadium from Maritime Park will be ineffective, could put city in financial jeopardy.
Angered lawyer accused of vandalizing client's home
A Longwood environmental and land-use lawyer, apparently upset with a client who filed a complaint against him with The Florida Bar, burglarized the man's house and business and was arrested Thursday afternoon, police said.
Morgan Hill attorney convicted of money laundering
SAN JOSE A Santa Clara County criminal defense attorney is facing prison time after being convicted of money laundering in a case involving computer equipment stolen from Cisco Systems.
Attorney: 'Barefoot Bandit' just an immature kid
His attorney says the "Barefoot Bandit," accused of dozens of thefts from Washington state to the Caribbean, is a likable but immature kid. The U.S. attorney in Seattle calls Colton Harris-Moore, 19, a menace who, if set free, would pick up his two-year crime spree where he left off.
Bastrop attorney explains suspension
Bastrop, La. Bastrop city attorney Doug Lawrence said he takes full responsibility for a clients complaint that led to his deferred suspension from the practice of law earlier this year.
Attorney: 'Barefoot Bandit' just an immature kid
His attorney says the "Barefoot Bandit," accused of dozens of thefts from Washington state to the Caribbean, is a likable but immature kid.
Attorney: Galvan needs help, not prison
Attorney: Galvan needs help, not prison
Attorney: Retire murder charges against Autry
OXFORD The attorney for an Oxford man charged with murder in the death of his brother last year says his client should be in a mental hospital.
FSA clarifies right to choose lawyer in legal expenses insurance
Legal expenses insurance policies must not limit the insured's freedom to choose their own lawyer, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) warned this month.
Colton Harris-Moore says two years on lam wasn't fun, lawyer reports
SEATTLE -- Colton Harris-Moore didn't have fun and didn't enjoy his two-year crime spree, his lawyer said this afternoon. John Henry Browne said his client is concerned that other kids may imitate his misbehavior. The so-called "Barefoot Bandit" said it was inappropriate to be called a folk hero.
Whistleblower's lawyer hits back
A lawyer acting for Travelgate whistleblower Harry Charlton has accused Parliament of issuing a misleading statement to give the impression that his axing was fair.
Maciarello Ends His Campaign for Wicomico County State's Attorney
Matthew A. Maciarello, a Salisbury attorney entered the Wicomico County State's Attorney race as a Republican candidate on Wednesday, announced Thursday night that he is withdrawing from the election.
Attorney General to probe BP chemical release
TEXAS CITY �The attorney generals office is investigating a 40-day chemical release at BPs Texas City refinery that sent more than 500,000 pounds of pollutants including high levels of benzene and other material into the air after a unit failure in April, state officials said. The refinery ultracrackers hydrogen compressor went offline April 6 and was not repaired or restarted until May ...
Attorney sentenced for operating illegal sports betting business in Dearborn
DEARBORN HEIGHTS/DEARBORN -- A local attorney and two area businessmen were sentenced Tuesday to terms of court supervised probation and fines of $2,000.00 each for their roles in a large scale sports betting operation.
Vancouver lawyer wins charter rights case over suspected pie plot
Cameron Ward won $5,000 award after he was strip-searched on suspicion of plotting to pie Jean Chretien in 2002
Lawyer accused of vandalizing home
A central Florida lawyer is accused of burglarizing the home of a client who filed a complaint against him with the Florida Bar.
Contributions flowing in Oklahoma's GOP attorney general race
Republican attorney general candidate Scott Pruitt continues to pick up contributions as Tuesday's primary election approaches.
Central Florida lawyer arrested, accused of vandalizing client's home
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida lawyer is accused of burglarizing the home of a client who filed a complaint against him with the Florida Bar. Albert Ford II was being held on charges of burglary to a structure causing damage, grand theft, criminal mischief and burglary to an occupied dwelling. Lake Mary police say Ford went to the client's home, threw something into the pool and removed ...
Attorney charged with attempting to entice a minor
A Kansas City, Mo., attorney was charged this week with one count of attempting to entice a minor to have sex and one count of sending and receiving child pornography. Samuel Logan was charged this week in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. Logan's accused of using a Web camera to send nude images of himself to a 14-year-old girl. He's also accused of engaging in ...
Candidates for U.S. Senate & State Attorney General to sit down in Florida Decides specials
Candidates for U.S. Senate and State Attorney General to sit down together in Florida Decides specials
Ex-Pacheco lawyer to continue representing his aide
Panaji, Jul 23 (PTI) Amit Palekar, who withdrew as the lawyer of former Goa Tourism Minister Francisco Pacheco, will continue representing his close aide Lyndon Monteiro, another accused in the case relating to the death of Pacheco's friend Nadia Torrado.
Attorney discusses upcoming hearing
Attorneys seeking to dissolve the marriage of fallen Wharton volunteer firefighter Thomas Araguz and his widow Nikki Araguz will request the temporary restraining order freezing all assets and insurance payments be made a temporary injunction Friday.
Lawyer: Keep Ex-RI hospital CEO free on bail
Associated Press - July 23, 2010 12:05 PM ET PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Providence hospital executive convicted of corruption has asked a judge to allow him to remain free on bail while...
Lawyer: Keep Ex-RI hospital CEO free on bail
Robert Urciuoli was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in 2008 for buying the influence of a state senator.
Attorney General Holder to visit Uganda Sunday
Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Uganda Sunday, two weeks after a suicide bombing attack killed 73 people, including one American, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.