charges against Middleton dismissed

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The charges in the case against Tennessee defensive lineman Darel Middleton have been dismissed, according to online court records. Middleton had been scheduled for an August court date stemming from his February arrest on misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and public intoxication. “He is an excellent student-athlete, and all charges against Mr. Middleton have been dismissed,” Gregory P. Isaacs, Middleton’s lawyer, told Knox News when contacted about the case.
Tennessee football: Darel Middleton free of charges, case dismissed
 
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I know who my lawyer will be, if I ever need one. . .
State v. Thomas “Zoo Man” Huskey: In this landmark case, Mr. Isaacs represented one of the most infamous alleged serial killers in recent Tennessee history. Thomas “The Zoo Man” Huskey stood trial for four capital homicides in addition to four counts of rape. The extensive litigation in this case gained significant national and international attention based on salient facts including Mr. Huskey’s multiple personalities and the fact that he was Knox County’s only reputed serial killer. After more than a decade of extensive litigation, Mr. Isaacs and the defense team were able to obtain two hung juries, and the murder charges against Mr. Huskey were ultimately dismissed.

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State v. Thomas “Zoo Man” Huskey: In this landmark case, Mr. Isaacs represented one of the most infamous alleged serial killers in recent Tennessee history. Thomas “The Zoo Man” Huskey stood trial for four capital homicides in addition to four counts of rape. The extensive litigation in this case gained significant national and international attention based on salient facts including Mr. Huskey’s multiple personalities and the fact that he was Knox County’s only reputed serial killer. After more than a decade of extensive litigation, Mr. Isaacs and the defense team were able to obtain two hung juries, and the murder charges against Mr. Huskey were ultimately dismissed.

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Apparently he doesn't win them all...

$500K judgment awarded against Isaacs in 2013 accident
 
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State v. Thomas “Zoo Man” Huskey: In this landmark case, Mr. Isaacs represented one of the most infamous alleged serial killers in recent Tennessee history. Thomas “The Zoo Man” Huskey stood trial for four capital homicides in addition to four counts of rape. The extensive litigation in this case gained significant national and international attention based on salient facts including Mr. Huskey’s multiple personalities and the fact that he was Knox County’s only reputed serial killer. After more than a decade of extensive litigation, Mr. Isaacs and the defense team were able to obtain two hung juries, and the murder charges against Mr. Huskey were ultimately dismissed.

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And the state footed the entire bill for millions in legal fees.
 
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And the state footed the entire bill for millions in legal fees.
The State doesn’t pay millions in attorney’s fees for indigent defense, even complex defense of indigent defendants. Statements like this breed misinformation about the indigent defense system in Tennessee and elsewhere. Indigent criminal defense is primarily handled by the public defenders (who are underfunded and overwhelmed as a rule) and then by appointed attorneys (some who rely on modest hourly rates paid by the State for their practice and some who do it for public service or notoriety given the publicity of the case). The hourly rates are so modest that they cannot plausibly cover overhead for a legitimate law office. So, rest assured that Isaacs lost his shirt in litigating that case in particular but banked on it paying dividends elsewhere in his practice (and it probably did as he appears to be quite successful).
 
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The State doesn’t pay millions in attorney’s fees for indigent defense, even complex defense of indigent defendants. Statements like this breed misinformation about the indigent defense system in Tennessee and elsewhere. Indigent criminal defense is primarily handled by the public defenders (who are underfunded and overwhelmed as a rule) and then by appointed attorneys (some who rely on modest hourly rates paid by the State for their practice and some who do it for public service or notoriety given the publicity of the case). The hourly rates are so modest that they cannot plausibly cover overhead for a legitimate law office. So, rest assured that Isaacs lost his shirt in litigating that case in particular but banked on it paying dividends elsewhere in his practice (and it probably did as he appears to be quite successful).
Pretty sure you're incorrect. I'm not going to research it.
 

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