All posts in 'Criminal Defense'

6Jan, 16

In June, I received a call from my good friend Beth Tibbott, a dynamite young Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer. Mike, I have been asked to take on a first degree murder case. Will you help me? Of course! Tell me about the case. She did. It seems that one Edward Merritt had been arrested by ... more

3Jun, 15

This morning’s jury trial began at 9:30 with the prosecutor’s opening statement. She gave hers, I gave mine, and she called her first witness. This was a domestic battery accusation, and witness number one was the accuser. I was loaded for bear. I had photographs that contradicted her claim. I had certified copies of her ... more

21Feb, 14

Getting to Not Guilty Despite Two Detectives’ Claims Convicted sex offenders living in Florida are required to register and provide their residence address with their local sheriff’s office. Florida law requires the probation department to confirm periodically that the address for those offenders who are on probation are both current and accurate. Conversely, sheriff’s departments ... more

10May, 13

A former client called me late last Wednesday night, seeking advice. Her son’s former wife had disappeared with their child, and four private investigators had tried to find her without success. Could you please help me, she asked. Of course, I told her. I only work with the best. Within minutes, I was on the ... more

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