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GALESBURG — A public defender has been appointed for a Knoxville man charged with 15 counts of possession of child porn. Jerald R. Turner, 47, Eiker Drive in Knoxville, made a court appearance Monday afternoon before Circuit Judge Raymond Cavanaugh when the counsel decision was made.
A victim of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland is asking that lawyers on both sides be removed from the Nikolas Cruz case, due to their offices' cooperation with the PROMISE Program. Alex Arreaza, the attorney for 15-year-old Stoneman Douglas student Anthony Borges, ...

The study had two purposes, according to Melissa Rothstein, director of policy and development for the Office of the Public Defender. The public defender's office wanted to gather data on bail review outcomes since a new rule on the procedure went into effect July 1. They also wanted to inform the public ...
State police say a retired investigator for the state public defender's office intimidated a witness, implying that she and her daughter would be in danger if she testified against a jailed member of a notorious gang. Donald Light, 81, is accused of intimidation of a witness, a felony, and criminal impersonation, ...
It has taken on new urgency now, however, as L.A. County deputy public defenders rebel against the appointment of their interim leader, Nicole Davis Tinkham, because of her lack of experience in criminal law. They plan to protest outside downtown's Clara Shortridge Foltz courthouse on Monday, the 54th ...
A report released Monday by the Mississippi Public Defender Task Force found that public defenders in Mississippi don't receive sufficient resources to carry out their duties and a lack of state oversight creates disparity in legal representation. Additionally, the study determined it would be most cost efficient ...

Nearly eight of those individuals were represented by the public defenders, according to data from the Merced County Public Defender's Office. But without Clarence Earl Gideon's fight 55 years ago against a Florida court system, those Merced County defendants might fight for their freedom without the help ...
Child sex abuse cases often involve more expert testimony and more forensic exams and interviews than other cases, Deputy Public Defender Andrew Woolf said. On a recent child sex abuse case, Woolf spent 160 hours from the beginning of the case to the jury trial, he said. That case required more time ...
McCune helped recognize Sunday as National Public Defender Day, celebrating a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that required states provide attorneys to criminal defendants who can't afford it. Public defenders are among the most dedicated and skilled criminal defense lawyers inside of a ...
Fulton County Public Defender J. Gerard McAuliffe Jr. announced in February that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Fulton County Family Court judge. By DUSTEN RADER Express Editor. JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Public Defender J. Gerard McAuliffe Jr. announced in February that he is ...

Minnehaha County public defenders and state's attorneys are carrying a heavy caseload and are worried about lawyer burnout. Wochit ... The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office filed a motion last week to be dismissed from the Aguilar-Romero case, citing a lack of attorneys able to handle another ...
Tonight on WBOI presents, we'll be broadcasting a panel discussion examining the public defender system in Indiana, and the panel was moderated by WBOI's Rebecca Green. Who funds the public defender system? If you're arrested and need a public defender, what does that process look like?
At a Texas Public Radio forum, incumbent District Attorney Nico LaHood (shown a different event) misspoke about his role — because there was none — in forming a public defenders office. Photo: Darren Abate /For The Express-News. Image 2 of 59. Click through the slides to learn more about the Bexar ...
Three weeks before the trial is scheduled to begin for a man accused of fatally shooting an Albuquerque police officer, his public defenders have been ... A New Mexico judge ruled Friday that the Law Offices of the Public Defender can no longer defend Davon Lymon, who is charged with killing Officer ...
Lewis Bennett, the man accused of killing his wife during their honeymoon getaway in the Caribbean, will be represented by the Federal Public Defender's Office now that he has been charged with murder, a Miami judge ruled Monday. Bennett, 40, is serving seven months in prison after pleading guilty in a ...
A former Navy JAG officer, Williams, 62, began in 1981 in local private practice before being named the county's first public defender. He twice ran unsuccessfully for district attorney — against his former law partner Edward Sharkey in the General Election and against Lori Rieman in a Republican primary.
Michael Barrett, director of the Missouri State Public Defender office, told the House budget committee last week that private attorneys charge between $200 and $500 an hour to handle cases, with the less-common serious crimes more expensive than cases such as low-level felonies and misdemeanors.
Some motorists in Louisiana receive a flyer in the mail after they get a ticket, allowing them to take an online course and pay a fee in exchange for having the ticket dropped. Local district attorneys can keep the money raised by these traffic diversion programs, but one has decided to share some of the ...
Blair — who is based in Albuquerque and supervises public defenders in 11 offices across the state — did not respond to messages requesting an interview with him about the allegations, but he said in an email: “I state as I have from the beginning: I strongly deny any inappropriate contact with either of ...
In Yates County Criminal Court Tuesday, March 6, Judge Jason Lee Cook made clear his displeasure with the county's former Public Defender, Edward Brockman, and the handling of recent cases by his office. Brockman, 70, was not reappointed to the Public Defender position after being accused of ...


 

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