BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced he has appointed Michael Baker as Broome County public defender. Baker has been serving as acting public defender since Jay Wilber retired at the end of the March. Baker has worked in the Broome County Public Defender’s Office since 2005. He previously served as the chief assistant public defender. Garnar selected Baker from a list of candidates provided by the Broome County Public Defender Merit Selection Committee, which conducted the candidate search and interview process. “The Merit Selection Committee reviewed applications [from] several highly qualified applicants. Mike was the top selection by the committee, his peers. He is a hard worker and dedicated to working for all people of Broome County, especially those in distress,” Garnar said in a news release. The Broome County Legislature must approve the appointment and will take up the measure this month, per the release. The public … [Read more...] about Baker appointed as Broome County public defender
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After each of his four surgeries, one for his back, another for his shoulder and two more for his knees, Peter Breitnauer took hydrocodone prescribed by his doctors. In each case, he was cut off at some point. The problem, Breitnauer's defense lawyer said this week, is that the Kenmore police chief was still in pain. "It's an all too familiar story," said defense attorney Thomas Eoannou. "It's really a problem with the medical profession, and I'm not afraid to say that." Eoannou's comments came three days after Breitnauer, a 34-year veteran of the Kenmore police force, was arrested and charged with possession of hydrocodone. "They're ruining good and decent people," Eoannou said of the opioids that led to his client's arrest. "Where are these people supposed to turn?" Prosecutors say the chief admitted being an addict and showed FBI agents a closet in his office containing more than 100 pills. Breitnauer is accused of stealing the painkillers from a community drop-off box at … [Read more...] about ‘An all too familiar story,’ says Kenmore police chief’s lawyer
NEW YORK, NY, USA, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Criminal defense attorneys are often the sole advocate for their clients. From the moment their client is charged with a criminal offense until the judge completes the sentencing process, the criminal defense attorney is required to use their legal expertise and professional experience to provide their clients with the best service possible. In addition to providing legal counsel, a criminal defense attorney also must be compassionate, empathetic and understanding. As opposed to other CLE training opportunities that may discuss legal minutiae or industry trends that impact attorneys or their clients, John Fuller's speaking engagements provide real-life insight into the perspective of those facing criminal charges and those who have been sentenced to a prison term. His personal experience and professional knowledge provide him with the qualifications necessary to take on these issues and to provide attorneys with guidance as they … [Read more...] about Former Inmate Offers Training Services, Educational Opportunities for Criminal Defense Attorneys
Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer Now that disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is out following physical abuse allegations by four women, what does that mean for his nationwide coalition work against the administration of President Donald Trump, as well as his ongoing investigations and lawsuits?Schneiderman, 63—a powerful Democrat who was first elected as state AG in 2011 and filed lawsuits against Trump and a sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein—resigned on May 7.He was one of the leading Democrats taking on Trump, leading coalitions of Democratic state AGs combatting Trump on issues like immigration, health care and the environment—and had taken legal or administrative actions against him and the congressional GOP 100 times since Trump took office.And he positioned himself as a leader in the #MeToo movement. He was in the middle of … [Read more...] about Will New York’s Attorney General Still Dominate Nationally After Schneiderman’s Exit?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest A long-haul defense lawyer makes do with Wisconsin's lowest-in-nation pay Wisconsin pays private attorneys $40 an hour to represent indigent defendants. That's the lowest rate in the nation, and few lawyers will take the job. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 10:31 a.m. CT May 11, 2018 | Updated 11:23 a.m. CT May 11, 2018 CLOSE Bruce Vielmetti discusses the crisis facing the State Public Defender's office. Milwaukee CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 … [Read more...] about A long-haul defense lawyer makes do with Wisconsin’s lowest-in-nation pay