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The following stories are the latest cases that Attorney Carlson has appeared on TV or in the news:

September 13, 2019NOT GUILTY Verdict: Attorney Carlson successfully defended his client who was charged by City of Erie Police with felony Robbery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.  Following testimony taken during a 3 day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges.

September 4, 2019: Mother of 2 Year Old Killed in Erie Daycare Fire Hires Highly Recognized, Local Attorney John Carlson together with SMBB

Click link to read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mother-of-two-year-old-erie-day-care-fire-victim-turns-to-saltz-mongeluzzi-barrett–bendesky-in-her-search-for-answers-justice-300911377.html

Click link to see TV news coverage:

     NBC/CBS: https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/41004483/one-grieving-mom-in-daycare-fire-retains-attorney-other-declines-legal-path

     FOX: https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/mother-of-two-year-old-daycare-fire-victim-seeks-legal-representation/

July 24, 2019 Podcast: Listen to Attorney Carlson’s interview about his defense of a young man wrongfully charged with murder and how he fought to have him cleared at trial.  

May 2, 2019: Waterford Woman Held for Trial in Fatal DUI Crash

Click link to read more: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190430/waterford-woman-held-for-trial-in-fatal-crash

February 19, 2019: Former Corry Student Gets 90 Days Probation for Threats to Shoot Up School

Click link to read more: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190219/ex-corry-student-gets-probation-for-school-threat

Click link to read more: http://www.thecorryjournal.com/news/article_20461bc0-353e-11e9-a536-a71b10675527.html

November 7, 2018: NOT GUILTY Verdict:  Attorney Carlson successfully defended his client who was charged by PA State Police with DUI, Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle/Property, Notice of Change of Name or Address, Failure to Notify Change in Address, Operating Vehicle without Required Financial Responsibility, Disregarding Traffic Lane, Careless Driving, Failure to Stop and Give Information or Render Aid, and Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverages.  Following testimony taken during a 1 day jury trial, the verdict was NOT GUILTY on all charges.

January 26, 2018: 1 Convicted, 1 Acquitted in Erie Drive-by Murder Trial

NOT GUILTY Verdict:  Attorney Carlson successfully defended his client who was charged by City of Erie Police with, among other things, Murder of the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Aggravated Assault, Carrying a Firearm Without a License, and Recklessly Endangering Other Persons.  Following testimony taken during a 4 day jury trial and after nearly 7 hours of deliberations, the jury of 8 women and 4 men rendered a split decision finding one defendant guilty of first-degree murder and all other charges; he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no parole.  Conversely, defendant Demond D. Mitchell, age 21, who was represented by Attorney John Carlson, was found NOT GUILTY of all charges.  The verdict brought one of Erie County’s most recognizable and intricate homicide cases to a conclusion.

Click link to see TV news coverage:

     NBC/CBS: http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/37362201/lawyers-react-to-verdict-of-summit-street-homicide-trial

     You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL6CunbjrZjhEsrRLSNt_Ag0EPGcw14_le&time_continue=80&v=7aUm_U4FsMU

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20180126/1-convicted-1-acquitted-in-erie-drive-by-homicide

January 25, 2018: Reluctant Witnesses Take the Stand in Erie Drive-by Murder Trial

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20180125/reluctant-witnesses-take-stand-in-erie-homicide-trial

January 24, 2018: Guns, Fingerprints are Focus of Erie Drive-by Murder Trial

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20180124/guns-fingerprints-focus-of-erie-drive-by-shooting-trial

Click link to see TV news coverage:  NBC/CBS: 2 Key Eyewitnesses are Called to the Stand:   http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/37339734/two-key-eyewitnesses-called-to-stand-during-murder-trial-for-2015-drive-by-shooting

January 17, 2018:  Jury Selection to Start in High Profile Erie Murder Trial

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20180117/jury-selection-to-start-in-major-erie-homicide-case

June 26, 2017: Erie Police Officer Acquitted of Assault is Reinstated

Click link to see TV news coverage:

     FOX: http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/officer-griffith-returns-to-work-after-found-not-guilty-of-simple-assault/751298648

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20170624/erie-patrolman-acquitted-of-assault-reinstated

June 21, 2017: Jury Acquits Erie Officer of Assault Charge

Click link to read more:

     Erie Times News: http://www.goerie.com/news/20170621/jury-acquits-erie-patrolman-of-assault-charge

June 19, 2017: Trial Testimony Begins: Erie Officer “Kicked” and “Stomped” Suspect

Click links to read more:

     U.S. News: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/pennsylvania/articles/2017-06-20/supervisor-officer-stomped-kicked-handcuffed-suspect

     Erie Times News: http://www.goerie.com/news/20170619/testimony-erie-officer-kicked-stomped-suspect

December 20, 2016: Erie Police Officer Headed to Trial on Assault Charge

Click links to see TV news coverage:

     NBC/CBS: http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/34099916/erie-police-officer-heading-to-trial-on-assault-charge

     FOX: http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/erie-police-officer-headed-to-trial-on-simple-assault-charge/623826040

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20161220/erie-police-officer-ordered-to-trial

October 18, 2016: Erie Police Officer Charged with Assault

Click link to see TV news coverage:

     FOX: http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/erie-police-officer-faces-assault-charge-for-kicking-a-man-in-the-face/596148131

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20161018/erie-police-officer-charged-with-assault

October 3, 2016: Attorney Says Police May Have Arrested the Wrong Man in 2015 Shooting of 2 Erie Teens

Click link to read more: http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/attorney-says-police-may-have-arrested-wrong-man-in-2015-shooting-of-2-erie-teens

October 1, 2016: Erie Double Homicide Defendants Seek Pretrial Rulings

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20160930/erie-double-homicide-defendants-seek-pretrial-rulings

August 7, 2016Carlson: ‘High Ranking’ Gang Member at Center of Double Homicide

Click link to read more:  http://www.goerie.com/news/20160807/lawyer-high-ranking-gang-member-at-center-of-erie-double-homicide

August 3, 2016:  Carlson says evidence suggests Erie Double Homicide is Gang Related 

Click link to read more: http://www.goerie.com/news/20160803/lawyer-erie-double-homicide-gang-related

July 22, 2016:  Juvenile or Adult Court for Young Murder Suspect? Attorney John Carlson Weighs In

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July 19, 2016Defense Attorney Weighs in on Bolden Case

Click link to read more: http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/32482687/defense-attorney-weighs-in-on-bolden-case

June 15, 2016Erie Lawyers Dispute Superior Court Ruling Which Allowing Hearsay Evidence at Hearings

Click link to read more:  http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/32231821/erie-lawyers-dispute-superior-court-ruling-which-allows-hearsay-evidence-at-hearings

May 3, 2016Textalyzer” Could Allow Police to Search A Driver’s Phone

Click link to read more: http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/31884271/textalyzer-could-allow-police-to-search-a-drivers-phone

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