The Office of Court Administration, which oversees the courts in New York State, responded by fulfilling a warning it had made an hour earlier: if the public defenders walked out on the job while court was still in session, cases would be reassigned to private defense lawyers under contract to represent the poor. Ten cases were reassigned. The public defense organizations saw it as punishment for political advocacy; court administrators saw it as a matter of keeping the courts running. Mr. Chalfen added: “Yesterday was the day that enough was... [...]
WENTWORTH — An outside agency agreed Friday to adopt 16 criminal cases from Rockingham County — including some of the county’s most notorious — for review after attorneys found a number of legal and ethical problems in eight cases prosecuted by a former administration. Jason Ramey, interim district attorney for Rockingham County, confirmed Friday afternoon that the N.C. Conference of District Attorneys agreed to review 16 cases handled from start to finish by former Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer. The group is governed by... [...]
Although lawyers aren't always portrayed favorably, there is no denying that most perform an integral role in society and justice. Someday, you might need a lawyer. You must choose the lawyer for your case wisely so that you get the help you deserve. These tips will help you find the right attorney and work with them effectively.
Ask lawyers for their history before you hire them. Licensing doesn't mean they're good at what they do. Be sure that you go over his past carefully so that you're able to determine how well he does his job.
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The Detroit Free Press reports that Grand Rapids attorney Larry C. Willey filed a motion to dismiss the charges late last week. In the filing, Willey said that copilot Sean Michael Fitzgerald "did not operate the airplane," and therefore the criminal charges are inappropriate. Fitzgerald reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .31 percent when he was removed from the airplane. That is more than four times the level for operating a motor vehicle and 15 times higher than the legal limit for operating an aircraft. Fitzgerald has been charged in federal court with operating a common carrier under... [...]