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Parish attorney on leave after arrest
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A St. John the Baptist Parish attorney who serves as the Parish Council’s legal advisor, has taken a leave of absence from the district attorney’s office following an arrest for DWI and public intimidation on Sept. 23.
Lawyer called to court over remarks
An attorney for a Connecticut man charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion will appear in court to explain why he shouldn't face criminal contempt proceedings for speaking out about the case.
Lawyer: 'Hiccup Girl' May Use Tourette's Defense
The lawyer for a young Florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said Tuesday he may present an unusual defense in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome.
Lawyer for Galleria fire suspect calls for mental health evaluation
The young man suspected of setting fire to the Westfield Galleria in Roseville should have his mental heath evaluated before facing criminal proceeding, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: 'Hiccup girl' may use Tourette's defense
The lawyer for a young Florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said Tuesday he may present an unusual defense in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome.
Lawyer in Shumlin speeding probe is political veteran
Lawyer Brady Toensing says he was acting on his own and not representing anyone when he filed a public-records request that exposed a trooper who tried to fix a speeding ticket for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin.
Lawyer: 'Hiccup girl' may use Tourette's defense
The lawyer for a young Florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said Tuesday he may present an unusual defense in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome
Rangel without lawyer, ethics trial date uncertain
The scheduled Nov. 15 start of Rep. Charles Rangel's ethics trial is in jeopardy, because the former Ways and Means Committee chairman no longer has a defense team.
Attorney drops out of Neb. race due to conflict of interest concerns
CHADRON, Neb. -- The race for the Dawes County Attorney's Officenow has only one candidate.
Conn. lawyer called to court over remarks to media
A Connecticut superior court judge won't rule immediatly on whether an attorney in the Cheshire home invasion murder case violated a gag order and will face a contempt hearing.
Rep. Charlie Rangel without lawyer, ethics trial date uncertain: report
WASHINGTON — The scheduled Nov. 15 start of Rep. Charlie Rangel's ethics trial is now in jeopardy after the former Ways and Means Committee chairman no longer has a defense team. The 80-year-old Harlem Democrat and lawyers for the Washington firm of Zuckerman Spaeder have parted ways, according to people...
Rangel without lawyer, ethics trial date uncertain
The scheduled Nov. 15 start of Rep. Charles Rangel's ethics trial is in jeopardy, because the former Ways and Means Committee chairman no longer has a defense team.
Defense lawyer: Prosecutors didn't disclose info about gun in Lansing homicide case
UPDATED 5:50 P.M. -- LANSING -- The testimony last month at a preliminary hearing surprised defense attorneys. The younger brother of a 19-year-old Lansing woman who was shot several times in the trunk of a car testified that he found a .38-caliber revolver in her bed that day. At the hearing in 54A District Court, Anthony Johnson said he kept the gun for a few hours and then walked to a wooded ...
Lawyer: DOJ Should Probe DJ Henry Shooting
The lawyer for the family of a Pace University football player shot by police outside a bar in New York’s northern suburbs has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the student’s death. Michael Sussman also sent a letter Monday to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore asking her to [...]
GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean files "legal challenge" against Jepsen
DANBURY -- GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean has filed a "legal challenge" to her opponent's qualifications for the job, according to a post on the candidate's Facebook page.
Lawyer's news conference brings contempt
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A lawyer for one of the men charged in a deadly Connecticut home invasion answered a contempt of court charge Tuesday.
Motion Granted For Attorney To Withdraw
Johnson County Circuit Judge Dennis Sutterfield granted a motion by Tommy Elps’ attorney to withdraw as Elps’ attorney and to determine if Elps is entitled to a public defender. The motion was heard at a Friday, Oct. 22, court session.
Charles Weiner, 78; lawyer, art lover
SYMMES TOWNSHIP - Charles Weiner, a prominent Cincinnati attorney and generous arts patron, liked to talk.
Arizona AG says execution drug came from England
The state attorney general's office said Tuesday that Arizona's supply of a drug used in lethal injections came from England, marking the first time a state has acknowledged obtaining sodium thiopental from an overseas source since a shortage of the drug started affecting executions in the U.S. this year.
Scandal-free first term aids Van Hollen in attorney general race
With 2010 shaping up like a huge year for Republicans, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen might be in the best position of any political candidate in Wisconsin.
San Rafael tree vandal suspect seeks criminal defense attorney
The dentist and former San Francisco health commissioner was charged after park officials found one tree cut off 20 feet from the ground and others stripped of limbs just below her home.
Jepsen: 'I have the legal experience' to be attorney general
Responding to Martha Dean's challenge Tuesday questioning his eligibility to run for attorney general, Democrat George Jepsen said he has the experience "to satisfy any interpretation" of a state law that requires candidates have an "active practice" of law for at least 10 years I am and have been a practicing attorney for 26 years. I have made my living from private practice. I have represented ...
San Rafael tree vandal suspect seeks criminal defense attorney
The dentist and former San Francisco health commissioner was charged after park officials found one tree cut off 20 feet from the ground and others stripped of limbs just below her home.
San Rafael tree vandal suspect seeks criminal defense attorney
The dentist and former San Francisco health commissioner was charged after park officials found one tree cut off 20 feet from the ground and others stripped of limbs just below her home.
Poll: Who is TV's Hottest Lawyer?
Order in the court! TV Guide Magazine is compiling its annual Hot List issue, and we want to hear who you think is TV's hottest lawyer. Do you think fall newcomers Terrence Howard, Jerry O'Connell or Bridget Moynahan stolen any thunder from The Good ...
Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for one of defendants in a Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — and not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape an 11-year-old victim before she was killed.
Polo mogul's lawyer blames other driver
John Goodman is charged with running a stop sign that killed 23 year old Scott Wilson.
Meth makers facing tougher restrictions
Illinois' Attorney General going after repeat offenders making methamphetamine.
Lawyer in text rape case hit with contempt charge
The lawyer for the accused "text message" rapist was hit with a contempt of court charge and threatened with a $1,000 fine today after she called a Queens judge "unethical.".
'She's got Tourette's': Lawyer for 'hiccup girl' charged with murder says he'll use syndrome as her defence
The lawyer for 'hiccup girl' Jennifer Mee said today that he may present his client's diagnosis with Tourette's Syndrome as the defence for her first degree murder charge.
Attorney General to Investigate Santo Volvo
Newswatch 16 has learned the state attorney general's office is now looking into business practices at a car dealership in Lackawanna County.
Attorney General Endorsement
The Republican nominee for Attorney General gets a big boost in support.
Attorney: 'Hiccup Girl' has Tourette
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Florida teen known as the "Hiccup Girl," facing a murder charge arising from an alleged botched robbery, has Tourette syndrome, her attorney says.
Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for one of defendants in a Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — and not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape an 11-year-old victim before she was killed.
Richardson's experience key for attorney general
A wide array of duties falls to the state attorney general, and Matthew Richardson's experience
District Attorney files murder charges against Napa State Hospital patient
Psychiatric technician Donna Gross was killed on the Napa StateHospital grounds Saturday for $2 in cash and her jewelry, accordingto the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
Background: Making the case for a lawyer to be present
PETER Cadder's case will ensure all suspects are offered a lawyer, even though he did not ask for one.
Attorney General warns of e-mail hijacking scam
PIERRE -- Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning of e-mail"hijacking" scams. The Consumer Protection Division reports thatconsumers are receiving e-mails that solicit personal informationor use scare tactics to trick consumers into believing they need tosend money.
Carcieri names lawyer to R.I. Judicial Nominating Commission
PROVIDENCE - Providence lawyer E. Colby Cameron is the newest member of the commission that helps name the state's judges.
Background: Making the case for a lawyer to be present
PETER Cadder's case will ensure all suspects are offered a lawyer, even though he did not ask for one.
Lawyer charged with CBT
SEREMBAN: A 54-year-old mother who lost two sons in a road accident three years ago suffered another blow when the lawyer representing her in a civil suit allegedly failed to give her the compensation paid out by the insurance company.
Lawyer for 'Hiccup Girl' May Use Tourette's Syndrome Defense in Murder Case
The lawyer for a young Florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said Tuesday he may present an unusual defense in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome.
Defense attorney in bank bombing trial claims 'cover-up' protected state trooper's alleged negligence for explosion
Defense lawyer Steven Gorham said he believes assistant state prosecutors may have provided “criminal and fraudulent” advice to Oregon State Police and the Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Judge tosses suit filed against Theriot by asst. Jeff. Parish attorney
GRETNA, La. -- A Jefferson Parish judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an assistant parish attorney, who sued outgoing parish president Steve Theriot the day before he left office, in a dispute involving her work e-mail and computer. Anne Marie Vandenweghe filed suit on Oct. 12 against Theriot, assistant parish attorney Greg Giangrosso and parish council clerk Eula Lopez, in their ...
Employment lawyer backs Hobbit law change
It seems everyone wants to keep the Hobbit films in New Zealand, and bargaining has begun over how to do just that.
Calif. watchdog rejects attorney general complaint
California's campaign watchdog has rejected a complaint by the Democratic candidate for attorney general over an attack ad aired by a national Republican organization.
MSPs asked to pass emergency bill
MSPs will be asked to pass emergency legislation after a major legal ruling that police can no longer question suspects without access to a lawyer.
Lawyer may try Tourette's Defense
Once a guest on a nationally televised talk show, one Florida teen gets coverage of another kind.
Lawyer says Pinellas client had no intent to kill or kidnap
By Rita Farlow, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, October 26, 2010 LARGO — Four young men got into a white Chevy Malibu late the night of Sept. 7, 2008, and when the ride ended, none of their lives would ever be the same. One man was dead, another injured. A third had to take a life in order to save his own. And the fourth is on trial this week, charged with kidnapping and second-degree murder for his ...
Rangel Without Lawyer, Possibly Delaying Ethics Trial
What's Your Reaction? WASHINGTON — The scheduled Nov. 15 start of Rep. Charles Rangel's ethics trial is in jeopardy, because the former Ways and Means Committee chairman no longer has a defense team.