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Lawyer Tells Jury "Don't Believe My Client"
A defense attorney took an unusual tack when he told a Lincoln jury not to buy his client's testimony.
Iran stoning woman 'tortured to confess on TV'
A lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic republic told a British newspaper she was tortured before confessing on state television to involvement in her husband's murder.
Attorney: Felicity Officer's Charges Involve Seized Drugs
A Clermont County police officer pleaded not guilty to a charge of tampering with evidence in court on Thursday.
Raynella Dossett Leath's attorney seeks new trial, claims jury misconduct
The attorney for Raynella Dossett Leath, convicted in the death of her second husband, claims there was jury misconduct.
City attorney receives positive annual review
Keizer's city attorney received a positive performance evaluation for 2009-10.
Attorney in gang drug case says speedy trial right violated
WATERLOO (MCT) The attorney for a man accused of helping a gang sell drugs in Waterloo is asking the court to throw out the case.
Gitmo trial at risk after Khadr's lawyer collapses
The defense lawyer for so-called "child soldier" Omar Khadr recently underwent gall bladder surgery. Earlier, the prosecutor laid out the case against the young Afghan. Omar Khadr - Al-Qaeda - Terrorism - Federal government of the United States - United States
Lawyer guilty in sex assault to stay in jail
In his ruling, judge says Aaron Biber would be more likely to flee now that he faces a lengthy prison sentence.
Lawyer's hope over Iranian stoning 'confession'
The lawyer representing an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning tells Channel 4 News her apparent confession on state television could mean she will escape execution.
Compensation unlikely, lawyer says
Aorangi investors who have their investments with the Allan Hubbard-linked company are unlikely to receive any government compensation for lost income or hardship, Dunedin lawyer Sally Peart says. read more
Iran stoning woman tortured to confess on TV: lawyer
A lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic republic told a British daily she was tortured before confessing on state television to involvement in her husband's murder.
Investigate Yala detainee's death, lawyer demands
The lawyer of a suspected militant who died on Wednesday evening after being held in Yala's provincial prison since April is demanding a thorough investigation into the death of Mahkoseng Pohtae, 39.
Bay City defense attorney seeks to disqualify Midland County judge from murder case
MIDLAND -- Court proceedings against a Midland man accused of killing his ex-wife have hit a snag, with his defense attorney claiming the presiding judge is prejudiced against his client.
Mass. lawyer must apologize for hug
ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts attorney has been ordered to apologize to a fellow attorney for giving her a bear hug in a courthouse two years ago, officials said. Massachusetts - United States - Law - Business and Economy - Recreation
Lawyer: I Hope Fantasia Isn't Sued over Alleged Affair
"She did not break up the Cooks's marriage," Gena Graham Morris says of the recently hospitalized singer, who is "doing much better"
Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority's lawyer wants time to prepare for hearing
The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority's lawyer plans to ask for more time to prepare for an upcoming court hearing regarding $7.4 million worth of gambling grant applications that the authority rejected.
Attorney: Draycott hospitalized for depression, alcohol abuse
HOUSTON Jane Draycott, the Houston firefighter arrested for shoplifting at Walmart, has been hospitalized for clinical depression and alcohol abuse, according to her attorney. Draycott first sparked controversy after allegations of sexism and racism within the Houston Fire Department.� She recently made headlines again after she was arrested and charged with theft at a Spring Walmart on FM ...
Judge Denies Release For Former Lawyer
A former Twin Cities lawyer who pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy was in court Thursday morning to try to get out of jail.
Judge Denies Release For Former Lawyer
A former Twin Cities lawyer who pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy was in court Thursday morning to try to get out of jail.
Lawyer says ex-Marine client did not plan slaying
An attorney for a former Marine accused of killing his pregnant colleague portrayed the slaying Thursday as an impulsive act caused by the victim's lies but still challenged prosecutors to prove his client committed the crime.
Attorney accused of building fraud
A 51-year-old attorney appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday on fraud charges relating to the R3,5 million sale of a building, Gauteng police said.
Khadr's lawyer taken to hospital after collapsing in court
Omar Khadr's trial got underway in dramatic fashion Thursday, with lawyers painting starkly different portraits of the accused. It also ended dramatically, when Khadr's lawyer collapsed in court.
Attorney faults cop's work in Vaughn family slaying case
A defense attorney said today that an Illinois State Police investigator widely criticized for his handling of the 2004 drowning death of Drew Peterson's third wife did a poor job of documenting his work in the case against an Oswego man accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. Defense attorney John Rogers received permission Thursday from Judge Daniel Rozak to depose Illinois ...
Accused killer's lawyer seeks to reduce charge
Accused murderer Thomas Ryan was back on Nantucket Monday, when his lawyer argued that the first-degree murder charge against him should be reduced to manslaughter, and a robbery charge thrown out completely.
Consumer lawyer Eric Seidel leaves Tampa Fox station after 19 years
Viewers may not have noticed, but consumer lawyer Eric Seidel has quietly left Tampa Fox affiliate WTVT-Ch. 13 after 19 years, departing the station to start his own legal and media firm. Seidel, 47, says the departure was amicable and a "mutual decision," based on his desire to try something new as a window was opening in his contract with WTVT. Though the announcement was made on Friday ...
Lawyer: Montana Fishburne Charged with Battery
Aspiring porn star Montana Fishburne , daughter of CSI 's Laurence Fishburne , has been charged with battery, her lawyer tells TVGuide.com. VIDEO: Montana Fishburne talks sex tape The 19-year-old, who just released a porn video through Vivid Entertainment , was arrested in February after allegedly ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne ...
Lawyer: Iranian who faced stoning likely tortured
A lawyer for an Iranian woman who had faced death by stoning on an adultery conviction said Thursday he suspects she was tortured into confessing that she was an unwitting accomplice to her husband's murder.
Iran stoning woman tortured to confess on TV: lawyer
LONDON A lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic republic told a British daily she was tortured before confessing on state television to involvement in her husbands murder.
Roane DA to investigate Chattanooga attorney
A district attorney from Roane County will investigate possible wrong doing by Chattanooga's city attorney.
Omar Khadr's defence lawyer collapses in court; in hospital on morphine
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - The war-crimes trial of Omar Khadr was thrown into disarray late Thursday after his defence lawyer collapsed in front of shocked participants in the courtroom and was taken to hospital.
Iran stoning woman tortured for confession : lawyer
The lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic republic has told a British daily she was tortured before confessing on state television to involvement in her husbands murder.
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A flight attendant suddenly famous for his expletive-filled exit from a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport wants to return to flying.
Omar Khadr's lawyer collapses in court; taken to hospital by ambulance
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - Omar Khadr's defence lawyer has collapsed in court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Lt. Col. Jon Jackson was taken from the courthouse by ambulance.
Lawyer: JetBlue flight attendant in infamous meltdown wants to return to flying
The fed-up flight attendant who set a new standard for quitting when he abandoned his job via an emergency chute apparently isn't as much of a quitter as everyone thought.
Attorney alleges jury misconduct in Dossett Leath murder trial
The attorney for a woman convicted of murdering her second husband says the jury engaged in misconduct that could have affected the outcome of the trial.
Lawyer critical of court delays after prison suicide
A young Nelson man awaiting trial has died in prison after spending nearly a year in jail, sparking concern from his lawyer that long delays were causing stress for young offenders.
Khadrs lawyer passes out as first day of trial ends
In opening argument, lawyer rips into evidence provided by U.S. officer
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
A flight attendant suddenly famous for his expletive-filled exit from a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport wants to return to flying.
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
The renegade flight attendant who cursed out a passenger and emergency-chuted to folk-hero status thanked the world for its support and said he wants to go back to work.
Khadr's lawyer faints during cross-examination
Omar Khadr's military lawyer, Lt.-Col. Jon Jackson, passed out in court while cross-examining the government's second witness.
Lawyer: JetBlue flight attendant in infamous meltdown wants to return to flying
NEW YORK - A flight attendant suddenly famous for his expletive-filled exit from a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport wants to return to flying. Steven Slater's attorney, Howard Turman, said at news conference Thursday outside his client's home that flying "is in his blood."
Lawyer Suspended for Sexual Harassment
Lawyer allegedly tells woman he wanted to "lick her butt" A lawyer accused of sexual harassment will be suspended from practicing law for one year. The Supreme Court reviewed the disciplinary case of Chauncey Depew and gave him an even longer suspension than what the disciplinary office was asking for.
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
The renegade flight attendant who cursed out a passenger and emergency-chuted to folk-hero status thanked the world for its support and said he wants to go back to work.
Khadr's lawyer hospitalized, trial delayed
Omar Khadr's lawyer is in hospital after collapsing in court here Thursday, delaying the war crimes trial until at least Monday.
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
NEW YORK (AP) - A flight attendant suddenly famous for his expletive-filled exit from a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport wants to return to flying.
Khadr's lawyer collapses on first day of terror suspect's trial
The opening day of arguments in Omar Khadr's war crimes trial took a dramatic turn Thursday as his Pentagon-appointed lawyer, Lt.-Col. Jon Jackson, collapsed in the courtroom.
Draycott's husband, attorney blame grief for her downward spiral
HOUSTON Jane Draycott, the Houston firefighter arrested for shoplifting at Walmart, has been hospitalized for clinical depression and alcohol abuse, according to her attorney. Draycott first sparked controversy after allegations of sexism and racism within the Houston Fire Department.� She made headlines again Monday after she was arrested and charged with theft at a Spring Walmart on FM 2920 ...
Attorney questions murder charge against babysitter
A defense attorney is questioning whether the beating death of a 2-year-old girl in Yorkville rises to a level of severity that justifies the murder charge currently filed against the teenage babysitter.
Lawyer: NY Flight Attendant Wants to Return to Air
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Local Attorney Sentenced
An Elizabethton attorney was sentenced today to twelve months and one day in prison.