February 2024

Trump lawyer raises possibility that Fani Willis lied about relationship origins

A hearing surrounding the fate of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis‘s prosecution of Donald Trump prompted a lawyer for the former president to raise the possibility that a star witness to Willis’s affair with special prosecutor Nathan Wade is lying about his recollections.

Presiding Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has labeled Terrence Bradley, a former law partner and divorce attorney to Wade, a “star witness” for the bid by Trump and other co-defendants to dismiss Willis’s office from handling the sweeping racketeering case against them.

Terrence Bradley, Nathan Wade’s former business partner and former divorce attorney, enters the courtroom before meeting with Judge Scott McAfee on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, in the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, Pool)

Nearly two hours into the hearing on Tuesday, Steve Sadow, a lawyer for Trump, pointed to Bradley’s testimony earlier in the hearing, during which Bradley said he was speculating in previous text messages with defense attorney Ashleigh Merchant, who first raised the allegations of Wade and Willis’s relationship in court when he said that the pair began dating shortly after meeting at a judges’ conference in 2019.

Bradley said repeatedly that he had been speculating when he sent text messages to Merchant about his belief that the relationship began before Willis brought the racketeering indictment.

Merchant, who represents co-defendant Mike Roman, had asked Bradley during the first hour of the hearing about where he obtained the information he relayed when he texted her that Willis and Wade’s relationship began after the 2019 judges’ conference, pointing to printouts of text messages that the pair exchanged.

Merchant asked Bradley: “Do you recall me asking you, ‘Do you think it started before she hired him?’ And you said, ‘Absolutely.’ Do you recall that?”

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a DUI in Canada?

In Canada, being charged with DUI (driving under the influence) is a dangerous crime that could have life-changing effects. If you are found guilty, you will face harsh legal consequences that may affect many parts of your life. You’ll have to make a very important choice if you’re facing a DUI charge: will you hire a lawyer?

Even though you might want to handle the legal system independently, hiring a skilled DUI lawyer can greatly increase your chances of getting a good result. This article will discuss why you might want to hire a lawyer if you are charged with DUI in Canada.

Potential Penalties for a DUI in Canada

In Canada, the severity of the penalties for a DUI varies on several things, such as:

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Under 0.08: If your blood alcohol level is less than 0.08, you could face a $1,000 fine and a year-long license suspension for your first crime.

Between 0.08 and 0.15 BAC: Penalties get much worse, including fines of up to $2,000, license suspension for 90 days to a year, and having to place an ignition interlock.

Over 0.15 BAC: This crime could get you up to 10 years in prison, big fines, and a long time without your license.

Previous Offences

If you have been convicted of DUI before, you will face harsher fines, longer license suspensions, and longer required jail terms.

 

Causing Bodily Harm or Death

If someone gets hurt because of a DUI, the person can be charged with more crimes, like impaired driving causing bodily harm, which have much harsher consequences, such as longer jail terms.

Advantages of Hiring a DUI Lawyer in Canada

There are some advantages when you hire a DUI lawyer in

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If New Jersey Legalizes Mushrooms, East Coast Could Follow, Says Weed Lawyer

Last month, news filtered out that New Jersey lawmakers had re-introduced a bill in the state Senate, which would legalize psilocybin, better known as “magic mushrooms.” The bill, named the “Psilocybin Behavioral Health Access and Services Act,” was pulled back last year for revisions. Though the measure is focused on treating mental health issues, the provisions would decriminalize recreational use for anyone 21 or order who possesses four grams or less of psilocybin. And, unlike marijuana, New Jersey residents “would be allowed grow their own mushrooms for personal use in their homes.”

If the bill does pass, New Jersey would become the third in the country after Oregon and Colorado to legalize psilocybin. It would also become the first state on the East Coast to do so. Could this milestone cause a ripple effect, with other East Coast taking a closer scrutiny?

Robert M. DiPisa, a New Jersey cannabis attorney at law firm Cole Schotz thinks so. He also speculates that for this bill to be re-introduced, there must be some support for the measure, paving the way for its eventual passage. The question is when? “My guess is they’re not going to put it up for vote until they have enough votes to pass it,” said DiPisa.

Recently, DiPisa talked to Forbes about the bill and what its possible passage may bode for the emerging psychedelics industry in the U.S.

This Q&A has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

Iris Dorbian: What are the differences and similarities between this bill and the legal cannabis program in New Jersey?

Rob DiPisa: There are a lot of similarities to the way the medical cannabis program was structured in the state. There have been some changes and improvements permitting personal use and at home consumption.

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Sentence ‘Dismissed’ For 10-Year-Old Arrested For Peeing In Parking Lot: Lawyer


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Jet-tracking account gave Taylor Swift’s stalkers a ‘roadmap to carry out their plans,’ lawyer says in cease-and-desist letter

Social media accounts tracking Taylor Swift’s private jet gave her stalkers a “roadmap to carry out their plans,” according to Swift’s lawyers in a cease-and-desist letter reviewed by ABC News.

Last December, Swift’s lawyers sent the letter to Jack Sweeney, a University of Central Florida student who runs @taylorswiftjets and other accounts that track celebrities’ private jets.

“Because the Offending Accounts share ‘live’ updates on her destination and the exact time our Client will arrive at a given location, you essentially provide individuals intent on physically harming her, or with nefarious or violent intentions, a roadmap to carry out their plans,” Swift’s lawyer, Katie Morrone, said in the letter to Sweeney.

Arguing that the tracking accounts amounted to “stalking and harassing behavior” that “poses an imminent threat to the safety and wellbeing of our Client,” Morrone said that the accounts enable stalkers and increase the risk Swift faces every day.

“Indeed, there are many public cases of individuals who have come to Ms. Swift’s residences, including those armed with weapons and ammunition, and attempted to harm her. This reality has forced our Client to live her life in a constant state of fear for her personal safety,” the letter stated.

Swift has repeatedly dealt with stalkers, including a man who was held without bail in January after his third arrest outside Swift’s New York home in only a few days.

“We cannot comment on any ongoing police investigation but can confirm the timing of stalkers suggests a connection. His posts tell you exactly when and where she would be,” a spokesperson for Swift told ABC News regarding Sweeney’s plane-tracking accounts.

In a statement to ABC News, Sweeney said that the accounts have since been taken down by Meta, which is the parent company of Instagram and Threads, and that his

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Ex-White House lawyer Ty Cobb warns Biden could be ‘in danger of retribution’ if Trump wins election

Former White House attorney Ty Cobb warned that President Biden could be “in danger of retribution” if former President Trump wins the upcoming election, following Trump’s remarks as a panel ruled against his immunity claims.

“Well, I do believe that if Trump is elected that President Biden could be in danger of retribution,” Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Tuesday.” But I don’t believe there’s a legal basis for it and I don’t think it would go very far.”

Cobb was referring to Trump’s post he made Tuesday, in which he called for a U.S. president to have “Full immunity” to do “what has to be done for the good of the Country.”

A three-judge panel upheld a lower court ruling Tuesday that deemed Trump is not immune from criminal prosecution, blocking his efforts to toss his election interference federal case.

Trump said in a post that the ruling was “Nation-destroying,” and said it can’t be allowed to stand.

“If not overturned, as it should be, this decision would terribly injure not only the Presidency, but the Life, Breath, and Success of our Country,” Trump said.

“A President will be afraid to act for fear of the opposite Party’s Vicious Retribution after leaving Office,” his post continued, adding that he knows from personal experience.

Cobb, who served in the Trump administration, said the 44 presidents who preceded Trump “did not waste a second debating whether they should commit an intentional criminal act.” He added that he doesn’t “buy” Trump’s argument.

The lawyer said Trump claimed that the Supreme Court took away his immunity, which he dismissed and said “nobody since Nixon has believed that presidents are above criminal process.”

“So I think everything he said today, his rhetoric of his base, red meat, none of it’s true,” he said.

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