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defense attorney

n. 1) the attorney representing the defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution. 2) a lawyer who regularly represents defendants who have insurance and who is chosen by the insurance company. 3) a lawyer who regularly represents criminal defendants. Attorneys who regularly represent clients in actions for damages are often called "plaintiff's attorneys." (See: defendant, plaintiff's attorney)

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n">(Reuters) - Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is likely to break a long silence when the former Penn State assistant football coach is sentenced next week, a defense attorney said on Friday.
Mark Sabitt is a defense attorney in the Angelica Swartout murder trial.
The defense attorney's questions also tackled specifying the family relationship between the accused persons and the defense witnesses in addition to specifying the times when they met the accused persons on the day of the incident and whether they had listened or attended at any speeches of the accused persons and to state the speeches contents whether political, religious or social in addition to whether the accused person called for any demonstrations, sit-ins or participated in them and whether they possessed swords in their homes.
Harry Samit, the Minnesota FBI agent who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui three and a half weeks before the September 11,2001 terror attacks, provided explosive testimony against his superiors during cross-examination by Moussaoui's defense attorneys. Samit, who arrested Moussaoui and his Oklahoma University roommate Hussein Al-Attas on August 16, confirmed on the witness stand that he and other agents in the Minnesota office had argued repeatedly with their Washington, D.C., superiors, urgently requesting permission for a warrant to search Moussaoui's laptop computer, as well as Moussaoui and Al-Attas' apartment and possessions.
Defense attorneys often raise objections to what they perceive as excessive bail in stalking cases.
Moreover, the allegation came from a defense attorney with a reputation for supporting left-wing causes.
Ibrahim was reading out a decision turning down a request made by lawyer Mohammad Mrad, another defense attorney, when Nehme addressed him, saying: "We urge the court to deal seriously with our demands."
However, criminal defense attorneys believe that determination will be made following the results of the boy's autopsy, which is scheduled for today.
Joshua Deckard, PA is a proven criminal defense attorney and personal injury lawyer in Stuart FL with over a decade of stunning criminal acquittals and substantial settlements for clients.
A Milwaukee County judge has vacated the contempt order against a government defense attorney.

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