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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2016 – Las Vegas Defense Attorney Nicholas Wooldridge is sponsoring a scholarship to help raise awareness of miscarriages of justice and turn a spotlight on those cases. Participation eligibility is based on applicants planning on attending an accredited American College or University in the upcoming semester and presenting a 1000-word essay on the subject. One of the foundation stones in building America was the guiding belief that each person has inalienable rights. When a governmental jurisdiction exceeds its duties, individual rights are disregarded, and abuses result. Some find themselves in prison. Others […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2017 – A drunken man who shot and killed his attacker, in a violent domestic dispute, claimed he had acted out of self defense. The incident took place in a Bronx apartment at around 9 p.m. on December 13. Matthew Peebles, 63, was allegedly yelling at the 26-year-old boyfriend of his girlfriend’s daughter through a bedroom door. The daughter, Ashley Ayala, 26, told police that Peebles threatened to shoot her boyfriend, Anthony Sainphor. A tussle ensued after Peebles kicked open the door. According to authorities, Sainphor stabbed Peebles three times as Ayala tried […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2017 – A major investigation by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on the sentences handed down by Florida criminal judges shows disparities in those sentences between black defendants and whites. Miami criminal defense attorney Jordan Redavid said the report is revealing, but not surprising. “I saw it myself in my time as a public defender,” Redavid said. “Minorities are treated differently. They’re arrested, charged, and convicted at rates disproportionate to their crimes. Same with low-income people. This report is important for people to see. This should be a real eye-opener to the general public.” Reporters […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2016 – A Manhattan-based construction company will pay $9.2 million in penalties and restitution for defrauding clients for 13 years on various city projects including New York University and the Empire State Building. Plaza Construction, one of New York City’s biggest construction firms, is partially owned by China State Construction Engineering Corp. The company was charged with mail and wire fraud conspiracy for engaging in a scheme that overbilled clients more than $2.2 million. Clients included government contracting and funding agencies. Plaza owes $2.2 million in restitution to clients and must pay a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2016 – The scion of a wealthy business family was sentenced to four years in prison for securities fraud. Andrew Caspersen, 40, used a Ponzi-like scheme to steal around $38.5 million from investors including family members, friends, clients and a hedge fund-linked charitable foundation. He was arrested in March at La Guardia Airport upon returning from a family vacation. Caspersen pleaded guilty to fraud charges in July. The case was filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Prosecutors originally sought a tougher prison sentence of over 15 years. However, Caspersen’s […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2016 – The latest issue of the Bigger Law Firm magazine offers expert insight and advice for law firms who wish to secure their information, improve their website, streamline communication and brand assets, and boost their online marketing to gain more clients. Dipal Parmar’s feature article reveals how law firms can create a YouTube remarketing campaign that targets the people most likely to become future clients. With video being one of the most popular platforms for user engagement and online sharing, video advertising paired with remarketing can generate real engagement and reach […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Miami criminal defense attorney Jordan Redavid is the latest in a growing list of endorsements for Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. Redavid said his reasons for supporting the proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution stemmed both from compassion and from pragmatism. “It’s clear that marijuana’s benefits for patients with certain medical conditions are unmatched by conventional drugs and other treatments,” Redavid said. “People with cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other debilitating ailments find relief from pain and a restored appetite by using marijuana. Every day, Florida cops […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – A situation that most people are unfamiliar with and unprepared for, a New York police detective wants to talk to them. According to a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, far too many people are lulled into a false sense of security in this situation and end up revealing something that leads to their arrest. “While most people are aware that if they are arrested they should not talk to police and should ask for a lawyer, most people don’t know what to do if they are not under arrest but […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2016 – In a New York child pornography case, a television director has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. Jason Alexander, a former director of Law & Order, also must register in New York as a sex offender. Alexander, 52, was arrested in Westchester County last summer after authorities said they found digital pornography files on external hard drives and computers in his Dobbs Ferry home. Authorities said the files showed children under the age of 16 engaged in child pornography. “Child pornography charges are very serious and often require an aggressive […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2016 – The head of a New York City correction officers’ union has been arrested by the FBI and accused of fraud and conspiracy. Federal authorities allege that Norman Seabrook, president of the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, was paid tens of thousands of dollars by a hedge fund manager, in exchange for investing millions of dollars of the union’s money with the fund. “Fraud and conspiracy are very serious charges,” said Peter Brill, a New York City criminal defense attorney with Brill Legal Group, who is not involved with the […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2016 – Thomas C. Grajek, Attorney at Law is pleased to announce his recent graduation from the Forensic Chromatography Course offered by the American Chemical Society. With this new accomplishment, he has earned the title of ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, which can better assist him in defending people with DUI charges. He joins just over 40 other lawyers across the nation that have also completed this course. He was one of the first four Florida lawyers to earn the certification, giving him elite status among Florida attorneys. The course included three separate classes, all […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2016 – A former executive of an investment bank in New York was arrested and charged with attempting to defraud investors of over $95 million. Andrew Caspersen, 39, was charged with wire fraud and securities fraud in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors alleged that Caspersen raised money from investors under false pretenses and converted the funds to his own use without their permission. “Wire fraud and securities fraud are serious charges, and anyone accused of such a crime should seek legal counsel,” said Peter Brill, a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, who is […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2016 – An Olympic skiing champion accused of domestic violence against her father says she will demand a jury trial, citing self-defense. Picabo Street, 44, was arrested on December 23, 2015, after she called 911 during an altercation with her father, Roland Street, 76. She was charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child. “The outcome of a jury trial will likely hinge on eyewitness testimony,” said attorney Peter Brill, of Brill Legal Group, who is not involved in the case. “Neither Street nor her father are […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2016 – Safety advocates say that DUI arrests in Miami-Dade County, and throughout Florida, have dropped precipitously. Although car accidents resulting from drunk driving have also decreased, advocates say that does not justify the lack of enforcement. Newly released court statistics for Miami-Dade County show that police made just 3,609 DUI arrests in 2015, a 20 percent decrease from 2014. In 2010, police arrested 6,321 suspected drunk drivers countywide. DUI arrests were especially low in Miami Beach, where police arrested just 138 suspected intoxicated drivers, compared to 1,299 in 2010. In the city […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2016 – J. Armando Edmiston, founder of Ask2Amigo Law Firm has become certified in forensic chromatography, forensic drug analysis and DUI with drugs. This new certification allows Mr. Edmiston to better defend those who have been accused of drug offenses and DUI involving alcohol or drugs. Additionally, all the training helps Armando Edmiston represent those injured by drunk drivers to achieve higher verdicts in a personal injury action against the insurance companies. Mr. Edmiston, a native of the Tampa-bay area, has devoted his professional life to assisting citizens who have been charged with […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2016 – Dane Johnson, Board Certified attorney and partner at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., has become a certified ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist. Mr. Johnson completed a rigorous training program that included countless hours in the classroom and hands on training in a chemical laboratory. The training included courses in Forensic Chromatography, Forensic Drug Analysis and Forensic Principles of Driving Under the Influence of both drugs and alcohol. There are only 38 lawyers in the world that have earned the designation of “Lawyer-Scientist.” Dane Johnson, a native Texan, has devoted his professional life […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2016 – Police departments are increasingly using computer software to instantly assess a suspect’s perceived “threat score.” The Washington Post reported on the Fresno Police Department’s use of several cutting-edge technologies to fight crime. Among the most controversial is new software called Beware. As police respond to calls, Beware searches public data for the names of residents of the address in question. The program scours arrest reports, commercial databases and social media postings, then scores the individual or address on a color-coded threat scale: red, yellow or green. Criminal defense attorney Peter […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2016 – A proposed Missouri bill could decrease the amount of time a person convicted of a crime would have to wait before their record becomes eligible for expungement. Expungement refers to the process of wiping a criminal conviction from an individual’s record. Missouri Senator Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, made the announcement during a press conference on December 15. The bill has been filed for the 2016 session with an aim to allow people to have certain nonviolent criminal convictions cleared from their records. “Reducing expungement wait times will allow people opportunities for […]


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Charlotte, NC (Law Firm Newswire) January 06, 2016 – The law firm of Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, has launched a brand new website to better display the experience and knowledge base of the firm. The partners emphasize expert and caring representation. Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, attorneys at law, are pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s new website. With a history in the Charlotte area, North Carolina, and nationally, the practice has more than thirty years of experience, providing representation in the practice areas of wrongful death, personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, whistleblower and ABC Law. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2015 – A disturbing new trend in distracted driving has been identified in Michigan. Deputies in the Polktown Township, Michigan, area say they have been responding to accidents caused by people getting high on computer cleaning products. The trend involves inhaling Duster, otherwise referred to as Canned Air Duster or Compressed Air Duster. The most recent incident involved a 20-year-old local man inhaling Duster while driving, losing control of his car and slamming into power poles. “What does Duster do to someone who inhales it?” said, Bobby Lee, a personal injury attorney with […]


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