Did you know that prior to 1963 no one had a right to a criminal attorney? Only those who could afford to hire their own criminal defense attorney received representation. Fifty-five years ago this month, Clarence Earl Gideon’s case was decided by the United States Supreme Court. Gideon was accused of a burglary at the…

Man who claimed girlfriend accidentally choked during oral sex found not guilty of murder Richard Patterson acquitted by jury hours after hearing closing arguments By Peter Burke – Local10.com Managing Editor, Michael Seiden – Reporter FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida man who was on trial in the 2015 choking death of his girlfriend has been found not guilty…

Supreme Court rules in veteran’s favor in closely watched divorce settlement case By: Shawn Snow   The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday, in the case of Howell v. Howell, that a state court cannot offset the loss of a divorced spouse’s portion of a veteran’s retirement benefits when that veteran waives retirement pay in favor…