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Courts Roundup: Indictments, theft, heroin, fraud

...previously in Juneau District Court before the indictment was issued and was appointed an attorney with the Alaska Public Defender Agency.Coy A. Taylor, 53, was indicted for third-degree assault and criminal mischief for recklessly placing...
Jury trial postponed for Joseph Allen

...Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez said he found a conflict exists with Allen being represented by the Alaska Public Defender Agency. Menendez granted Ayer's request and appointed the Office of Public Advocacy to represent Allen instead...
Longtime Public Defender Meachum dies

A prominent criminal defense attorney, who served the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Juneau for 26 years, has died.Robert Francis Meachum died Tuesday from a combination of a heart attack and stroke, according...
Longtime public defender remembered

...was nothing short of electrifying," Traverso said, remembering the moment.Meachum went on to work at the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Juneau for 26 years, from 1986 until January 2012, when he transferred to the Dillingham public defender...
Concerns raised over Parnell's crime bill

...could have unintended consequences if it were to pass as currently written, Quinlan Steiner, head of the Alaska public defender agency, said in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.Under certain circumstances, the court...
My Turn: Black History Month - A eulogy for Rob Meachum, an African-American man

...finally paid off 10 years after graduation.Upon graduation, Rob moved to Alaska and began working for the Alaska Public Defender Agency, part of State of Alaska government. The Agency's mission "To provide constitutionally mandated legal...
Northwest Digest

...Law declined to comment Monday on the appeals court ruling issued Friday. Sharon Barr, an attorney with the Alaska Public Defender Agency, also declined comment. Harris, a 14-year veteran of the Coast Guard, had been on St. Paul Island for...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...from Willamette University Law School in Salem, Ore., before returning to his hometown. He worked for the Alaska Public Defender Agency and the Ketchikan District Attorney's office before helping open a Ketchikan office for the Juneau firm of...
Police: Drinking preceded Russian roulette death

...appeared in court Monday at the Anchorage jail. His bail was set at $250,000 and his case assigned to the Alaska Public Defender Agency until the court determines if he can afford to hire an attorney. The agency said no attorney has yet been...
Police should leave pot users alone

...C felony - the same punishment faced by a father who commits incest or indulges in child pornography. The Alaska Public Defender Agency says that half of the 500 marijuana-related misdemeanors they handle a year would be felonies under the new...


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