criminal law

The Job Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer: Beyond What Hollywood Shows

by Legal Author January 16, 2014 Criminal Law

For many people, the role of a criminal defense lawyer is the stuff of Hollywood. Shows like Law and Order or CSI and movies like The Devil’s Advocate love to portray defense lawyers as being unscrupulous, able to find loopholes at the last minute to free their client or having a vendetta against the prosecution. […]

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Expert Witnesses Critical in the Martin MacNeill Murder Trial

by theexpertinstitute November 12, 2013 Law

In the sensational Martin MacNeill murder trial, medical expert witness testimony will help to answer the critical question: how did Michele MacNeill die? The mother of 8 was found dead in her bathtub on April 11, 2007 with Valium, Percocet, Phenergan and Ambien in her system. However, her cause of death is “undeterminable.” Prosecutors have […]

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Sandusky Victims $60 Million Settlement Highlights Leverage Provided by Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

by theexpertinstitute October 31, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday that they will pay an aggregate of $59.7 million to settle claims from 26 victims of sexual abuse. The university’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was unanimously found guilty of 45 criminal counts relating to the sexual abuse he inflicted upon eight young boys he met at The […]

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New York Attorney Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm August 22, 2013 Criminal Law

A real estate lawyer from Brooklyn has pleaded guilty to one count of felony securities fraud, admitting that he forged six condominium plan acceptance letters from state authorities that allowed developers to sell apartments without proper regulatory oversight.  As part of the plea agreement Eduard Fridman, 36, will surrender his law license and pay the […]

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Carl Mills convicted of murder in the Crown Court

by Direct 2 Lawyers July 18, 2013 Criminal Law

The CPS and The Independent have reported that a violent alcoholic who torched his girlfriend’s home has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years after being found guilty of three counts of murder. Mr Carl Mills, 28, bombarded his girlfriend, Kayleigh Buckley, 17, with text messages and threatened to “burn your house down” as […]

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Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right

by edralyn July 13, 2013 Arrest

Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right A police department located in a small town in Ohio is a Facebook sensation. Chief Oliver, known as Cheap Otter to his youngest fans, is gaining worldwide attention for his social media savvy. With over 70,000 followers who check in on a regular basis, […]

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What to Do When You Are Wrongfully Arrested

by Georgina Mills July 3, 2013 Law

While most of us prepare for the unlikely event of a fire, mugging or hurricane, not so many people put much thought into making a plan if arrested, especially if it’s for the wrong reasons. This means that you might be floundering in the water with no real strategy of how to get yourself through […]

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Tax ID Theft is a Crime that Can Happen to You

by SocialMonsters April 18, 2013 Law

On Feb. 13 of this year, United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced that Carlista Hawls, of Riverview, Florida, plead guilty to one count of tax fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Along with several accomplices, Hawls carried out a plan to file false income tax returns and used the personal information of […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Police Cars

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law

If you live in a town or city, chances are you see police cars every day patrolling the neighbourhood or rushing to the scene of a crime. We’ve become accustomed to their distinctive look, and wherever you are in the world it’s usually easy to recognise a police car, even if you don’t know the […]

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Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Just The Beginning

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law

Federal drug enforcement actions produce a high number of convictions and incarcerations in federal courts, but drug charges are often just the tip of the iceberg for defendants. Large-scale drug trafficking operations often include the importation or manufacture, transportation and distribution of controlled substances. Often, distribution routes involve many jurisdictions and may cross both state […]

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