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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Wright et al. on Causation

    Wright et al. on Causation
    Richard W. Wright , Florence G'sell and Samuel Ferey (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law , University of Lorraine and University of Lorraine) have posted Introduction to Causation, Liability and Apportionment:…
  • Apr 27

    Cammack on Islamic Sex Crime

    Cammack on Islamic Sex Crime
    Mark Cammack (Southwestern Law School) has posted The Punishment of Islamic Sex Crimes in a Modern Legal System: The Islamic Qanun of Aceh, Indonesia on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper looks at the enactment and enforcement of…
  • Apr 27

    Pascoe on Death Penalty Research in Closed System

    Pascoe on Death Penalty Research in Closed System
    Daniel Pascoe (City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - School of Law) has posted Researching the Death Penalty in Closed or Partially-Closed Criminal Justice Systems (Mary Bosworth, Carolyn Hoyle and Lucia Zedner (eds) 2016, Changing…
Rank this Week: 45

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline
    While it might seem like a mere detail, the difference between being charged for a state crime and a federal crime has numerous implications. Many of these are very important, and can have a drastic impact on the outcome of your case. One of…
  • Apr 27

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie
    There are lots of ways to break the law that involve how you use your car. Luckily, many of them are minor traffic offenses, like parking tickets. Even a speeding ticket is a low-level offense that rarely amounts to more than a fine, unless…
  • Apr 26

    How You Can be Charged with a Federal Crime

    How You Can be Charged with a Federal Crime
    One of the many legal issues that can cause confusion for non-lawyers is the fact there are 50 states and the Federal Government, and each one has its own set of laws. The difficulties that this can create often forms the basis for most of a…
Rank this Week: 1000

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Apr 28

    MT: Pretext or subjective intent in a parole search is irrelevant

    MT: Pretext or subjective intent in a parole search is irrelevant
    The subjective intent of the officers conducting a parole search for whether it is really a criminal investigative search is irrelevant. State v. Crawford, 2016 MT 96, 2016 Mont. LEXIS 280 (April 26, 2016): [*P20] We decline Crawford’s…
  • Apr 27

    The Intercept: Email Privacy Bill Passes House Unanimously

    The Intercept: Email Privacy Bill Passes House Unanimously
    The Intercept: Email Privacy Bill Passes House Unanimously by Jenna McLaughlin: The House voted unanimously, 419-0, on Wednesday to bring the law that protects the privacy of Americans’ e-mails into the 21st century. The Email Privacy…
  • Apr 26

    Cal.3d: When stopping a car and a second one stops, too, it was reasonable to order occupants out of second car

    Cal.3d: When stopping a car and a second one stops, too, it was reasonable to order occupants out of second car
    One vehicle was being stopped in a driveway, but another was between the police car and the target car. The officers could reasonably get the occupants out of the car in between so they could know what they were dealing … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1230

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 51

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 181

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 214

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • Apr 28

    Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime

    Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime
    Rational choice is a prominent theoretical model in many fields of research, though many criminologists continue to doubt its applicability as a general theory of crime. Much of this skepticism can be attributed to the over-simplification of…
  • Apr 19

    Delusions and the Social World: The Connection

    Delusions and the Social World: The Connection
    Has there ever been a society where deluded individuals did not exist? – The answer is probably no. At one time or another, virtually every psychiatric hospital of decent size had their hands full with people who thought they were Jesus…
  • Apr 15

    The courts take a jab at civil detention practices: What about professionals?

    The courts take a jab at civil detention practices: What about professionals?
    The trend in the courts In the last three months, two consecutive court decisions have deemed the civil commitment program to be unconstitutional. Which is insightful because 20 states and the federal government uphold some form of the civil…
Rank this Week: 3274

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 28

    Satire And Baekel’s Sad Feelings For Jeff Jarvi

    Satire And Baekel’s Sad Feelings For Jeff Jarvi
    There was, according to your perspective, a hysterically funny/horribly wrong clash on the internet about somebody named or not named Jeff Jarvis.  One Jeff Jarvis (not the pediatrician, @drjeffjarvis, but the ego maniac who thinks…
  • Apr 28

    When Felons Vote

    When Felons Vote
    Terry McAuliffe did something rare in politics. He did something. He did something that was sure to be unpopular in certain circles. And yet, he did something. Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore…
  • Apr 27

    But For Judges, They Wouldn’t Be Dead In The Name Of Science

    But For Judges, They Wouldn’t Be Dead In The Name Of Science
    This isn’t the sort of thing anybody wants to say, but I hope they were guilty. Because the alternative pushes the boundaries of even the hardest hearted bastard. The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it…
Rank this Week: 82

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    On the Dallas crime spike and the politics of over-interpreting small sample

    On the Dallas crime spike and the politics of over-interpreting small sample
    Grits spoke yesterday with Stephen Young from the Dallas Observer about interpreting Dallas crime and murder rates and he generated this item from the conversation.See related Grits coverage:'Crime wave' talk aside, Texas crime way down, say…
  • Apr 27

    Grand jury not told shooter-cop was drunk, and other storie

    Grand jury not told shooter-cop was drunk, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and end that merit Grits readers attention but likely won't make it into independent posts:Celebrate your victories. In Houston on Friday, May 6, the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and other notables will hold a…
  • Apr 27

    Body cameras and the purpose of law enforcement

    Body cameras and the purpose of law enforcement
    My wife, Kathy Mitchell, who incidentally joined the staff of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition at the beginning of this month, has been working on the issues surrounding local policies police departments must enact governing use of body…
Rank this Week: 71

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 28

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud
    One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make in relation to fraud prevention at their companies is doing nothing. They often think that fraud prevention is too extensive and too expensive, so they opt to do nothing proactive to…
  • Apr 21

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)
    Why should a taxpayer use the services of a forensic accountant when being audited or under criminal investigation? Tracy Coenen talks about the expertise a forensic accountant can bring to the case, specifically in evaluating the methods…
  • Apr 19

    Collision of Expert Witnesses, Social Media

    Collision of Expert Witnesses, Social Media
    Ask a random group of attorneys what they think of social media, and you’ll get some funny looks. Several of them will turn up their noses, while an equal number will have only a vague idea of what you’re talking about. Although…
Rank this Week: 105

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
  • Apr 26

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light
    Nancy Leong, Negative Identity, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1357 (2015).Kaiponanea MatsumuraJustice Kennedy raised some hackles when he said in Obergefell v. Hodges that “[m]arriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might cry…
Rank this Week: 556

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction
    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge…
  • Apr 25

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma
    When courts find someone guilty of a DUI in Los Angles, the penalties that person faces will depend on whether or not he or she has prior DUI convictions. (It doesn’t matter if some of the DUI convictions occurred in another state;…
  • Apr 20

    Using Social Media to Expose Light DUI Sentence

    Using Social Media to Expose Light DUI Sentence
    Should the public be informed if a judge gives a driver convicted of a Los Angeles DUI a very light sentence? The State of New Mexico thinks that’s what should happen in the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico judges who routinely hand out…
Rank this Week: 503

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Apr 27

    In Washington, Your Trash is Private, But Not Your Abandoned DNA

    In Washington, Your Trash is Private, But Not Your Abandoned DNA
    So reports the Seattle Times:Seattle’s ordinance allowing garbage collectors to look through people’s trash — to make sure food scraps aren’t going into the garbage — was declared “unconstitutional and…
  • Apr 27

    Arbitration by Combat: The Consumer-Friendly Approach America Need

    Arbitration by Combat: The Consumer-Friendly Approach America Need
    A former classmate of mine, Amanda Werner, co-authored this article with Sonia Gill for some obscure political website.  Werner and Gill and criticize corporations' practices of drafting agreements that require consumers…
  • Apr 21

    How to Get Away With Unethical Lawyering, Season 1, Episode 3

    How to Get Away With Unethical Lawyering, Season 1, Episode 3
    At the time I am writing this post, I have seen all of Seasons One and Two of How to Get Away With Murder. To date, about two minutes of Season One, Episode Three remain my favorite moment of the show, as they contain a perfect storm of…
Rank this Week: 1227

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    What is Contraband?

    What is Contraband?
    What do a pirate’s booty, a runaway slave and a cigarette have in common? They may seem entirely unrelated, but under certain conditions or at some point in history, each of these things has been thought of as contraband. To fit the…
  • Apr 15

    Attorney-Client Privilege in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Attorney-Client Privilege in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    As you proceed through your personal injury lawsuit, you are likely to have a few privacy concerns. There are often embarrassing facts or statistics that for any number of reasons you’d rather keep to yourself. Although your desire for…
  • Apr 11

    Should I Take a Lie Detector Test

    Should I Take a Lie Detector Test
    If you’ve ever sat for a police interrogation without a lawyer present, you probably already know the drill. At some point during the procedure, at least one detective may try his best to goad you into taking a polygraph test. This is…
Rank this Week: 1833

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Update - Crash North of Robert

    Update - Crash North of Robert
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Apr 27

    Fatal Crash Near New Plymouth

    Fatal Crash Near New Plymouth
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Apr 27

    Crash North of Roberts - Lanes Reduced

    Crash North of Roberts - Lanes Reduced
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 454

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 81

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 255

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 27

    Supreme Court Hears Ex-Gov. McDonnell Bribery Case

    Supreme Court Hears Ex-Gov. McDonnell Bribery Case
    Reuters reports the Supreme Court seems inclined to toss the bribery conviction for former VA Republican Governor Bob McDonnell (short backgrounder from trial here): During the one-hour argument, several of the eight justices signaled…
  • Apr 27

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    Donald Trump laid out his foreign policy agenda today. It's being bashed by Republicans and Democrats alike. On the car radio, the CNN commentator I happened to hear criticized everything about it, from his halting delivery (his…
  • Apr 27

    Sanders Campaign Lays Off Hundreds of Worker

    Sanders Campaign Lays Off Hundreds of Worker
    Is the Sanders' campaign taking its final breaths? The Sanders campaign has laid off hundreds of workers. Sanders today insisted he's still in the race. Sanders told supporters at a rally at Purdue University in Indiana Wednesday that…
Rank this Week: 3

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    20 QUESTIONS

    20 QUESTIONS
    Why....Why does life and practice of law in the REGJB need to be so difficult?Twenty questions:1) Why aren't court documents scanned so they can be accessed electronically? Let's break this down in to two subsets. First, the Feds have a…
  • Apr 26

    Lot 26 Woe

    Lot 26 Woe
    "Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony."So goes the song. Not so much for criminal defense attorneys and law enforcement officers. Lot 26, the parking lot adjacent ("next to" for our robed readers) to the REGJB, has…
  • Apr 24

    ELECTION CENTRAL UPDATE .... WENDELL GRAHAM UPDATE .....

    ELECTION CENTRAL UPDATE .... WENDELL GRAHAM UPDATE .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS: ELECTION CENTRAL 2016 ................... COUNTY AND CIRCUIT COURT RACES A whole lot of changes in the landscape of judicial races has taken place in the past week in both the County Court and Circuit Court. COUNTY COURT…
Rank this Week: 70

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Consequences of a DUI Probation Violation in California

    Consequences of a DUI Probation Violation in California
    WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VIOLATE THE CONDITIONS OF YOUR DUI PROBATION? First- and second-time DUI charges that don’t involve an accident, injury, or death almost always end in a sentence of probation, or what is more correctly termed, a…
  • Apr 21

    MORE ABOUT TESTING FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA IN CALIFORNIA

    MORE ABOUT TESTING FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA IN CALIFORNIA
    Following up on my two previous posts that discussed chemical testing for driving under the influence of marijuana and marijuana per se laws, I think it would be interesting to the reader if I delved a bit more deeply into these topics.…
  • Apr 15

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA PER SE LAW IN CALIFORNIA

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA PER SE LAW IN CALIFORNIA
    Driving under the influence of marijuana (DUIM) is certain to become the new watchword on California highways. Medical marijuana has been a presence in California for many years and the use of recreational marijuana may become legal if…
Rank this Week: 1589

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy
    A British Columbia  Supreme Court judge has appointed a lawyer for an 11-year old Prince George girl who is undergoing hormonal treatment to transition to a boy, a process encouraged by the girl’s mother, but opposed by her father.…
  • Apr 11

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic
    In today’s society, couples are led to believe that 50% of marriages end in divorce. How accurate is this statistic, though? In actuality, relationship experts have found the arbitrary figure of “50%” to be misleading.…
  • Apr 2

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4
    “Ghomeshi kept trophies to manipulate and prevent women from going to the police.” You know how some people keep everything they ever got? They call them packrats, and that’s one reason why former CBC golden boy, Jian…
Rank this Week: 485

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 27

    Presidential Humor

    Presidential Humor
    Dan Zak at the WaPo has collected, in his view, "The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington."  Well, except Grover Cleveland.  He alone gets to be the butt of a joke.  A couple of samples:Ronald...
  • Apr 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    San Bernardino sees Uptick in Homicides:  San Bernardino, Calif., has had seven homicides in nine days, a pattern police Chief Jarrod Burguan says is "more than numbers."  Doug Saunders of the San Bernardino County Sun reports that…
  • Apr 27

    A Suboptimum Escape Route

    A Suboptimum Escape Route
    Peter Hermann reports in the WaPo:A man whom authorities said jumped a fence securing the White House grounds on Tuesday was trying to escape after he robbed or sexually assaulted four people in the heart of downtown Washington, according…
Rank this Week: 86

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Apr 27

    Maine now officially back on the list of states likely to vote on marijuana legalization this November

    Maine now officially back on the list of states likely to vote on marijuana legalization this November
    As reported in this new AP piece, the "referendum proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine has met the threshold to appear on the November ballot, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday." Here is more…
  • Apr 27

    <em>NY Times</em> debates "Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?"

    &lt;em&gt;NY Times&lt;/em&gt; debates "Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?"
    The Room for Debate section of the New York Times yesterday had an interesting quartet of pieces discussing marijuana reform focused on the "gateway drug" notion. Here is the section's introductory set up: The drive to marijuana…
  • Apr 25

    Reviewing the complicated state of marijuana reform efforts in the Buckeye State

    Reviewing the complicated state of marijuana reform efforts in the Buckeye State
    This morning's Columbus Dispatch has this helpful article headlined "Efforts to legalize marijuana in Ohio differ in who can grow, who can use," which provides a useful primer on the state of marijuana reform efforts in my home…
Rank this Week: 2954

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Apr 27

    Pennsylvania Bicycle Laws &#8212; 6 Laws All Cyclists Should Know

    Pennsylvania Bicycle Laws &amp;#8212; 6 Laws All Cyclists Should Know
    All bicyclists in Pennsylvania should know the rules of the road and exactly what their responsibilities are when traveling. This will help you not only avoid traffic citations and fines, but also serious collisions. Below, we discuss six of…
  • Apr 26

    Tips for Safe Driving for Senior

    Tips for Safe Driving for Senior
    In densely populated states such as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, driving safety for all groups is an important issue that every resident should be concerned with. Moreover, with the Department of Transportation’s estimate of a 77…
  • Apr 15

    The Dangers of Distracted Walking

    The Dangers of Distracted Walking
    Distractions like texting and talking on the phone are not just dangerous for drivers; they are equally risky for pedestrians. Distracted walking accidents are occurring with increasing frequency in America, particularly amongst teens and…
Rank this Week: 4498

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 358

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Apr 27

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?
    Sexual assault cases continue to get more and more media coverage. (We’ll discuss Dennis Hastert’s sentencing this morning to two years of supervised release and my correct prediction this would happen in a later post.) Sex crimes…
  • Apr 20

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson
    Tomorrow, the Dallas Grand Jury will hear from a prosecutor as the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office present its case against Johnny Manziel. The Grand Jury will hear the DA’s evidence that the former NFL quarterback…
  • Apr 13

    Probation, Jail, and Money: Do You Know About Probation Fees in Texas?

    Probation, Jail, and Money: Do You Know About Probation Fees in Texas?
    After you are arrested here in Dallas or Fort Worth, or elsewhere in North Texas (or the rest of the state, for that matter), you’ve got a prosecutor wanting to maximize their case against you as best they can. If you have a good…
Rank this Week: 576

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    How to Document Evidence after a Car Accident

    How to Document Evidence after a Car Accident
    A picture is worth a thousand words. If you have been involved in a NH, take a picture of the accident scene and vehicles involved. If you are injured and unable to do so, ask someone for help. Documenting the scene and the cause of the crash…
  • Apr 22

    Uber Safety Tips in New Hampshire – Avoid Personal Injury

    Uber Safety Tips in New Hampshire – Avoid Personal Injury
    The Uber car service has made its way to New Hampshire. Our injury lawyers are here to help if you sustain a personal injury from an Uber driver or Taxi driver.
  • Mar 29

    When Hit by a Driver in New Hampshire with No Auto Insurance-Who Pays?

    When Hit by a Driver in New Hampshire with No Auto Insurance-Who Pays?
    NH automobile insurance laws can be complicated and difficult to understand. If you have been injured in an accident, don't go it alone. Retain and experienced injury lawyer to help. The NH injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have…
Rank this Week: 2850

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
  • Apr 26

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen
    There is a growing satirical-yet-based-in-reality opinion these days that suggests that unless you post a selfie or an Instagram of you doing something, you didn’t actually do anything. It’s laughable yet somewhat depressing that…
  • Apr 25

    Underage Drinking in Minnesota – Prom and Graduation Edition

    Underage Drinking in Minnesota – Prom and Graduation Edition
    Underage drinking is a huge problem in Minnesota and across the United States. According to data from the CDC, underage drinking creates more than $20 billion in economic costs each year, and oftentimes consequences extend beyond our wallets.…
Rank this Week: 726

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
  • Apr 26

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen
    There is a growing satirical-yet-based-in-reality opinion these days that suggests that unless you post a selfie or an Instagram of you doing something, you didn’t actually do anything. It’s laughable yet somewhat depressing that…
  • Apr 25

    Underage Drinking in Minnesota – Prom and Graduation Edition

    Underage Drinking in Minnesota – Prom and Graduation Edition
    Underage drinking is a huge problem in Minnesota and across the United States. According to data from the CDC, underage drinking creates more than $20 billion in economic costs each year, and oftentimes consequences extend beyond our wallets.…
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Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook
    Ever wondered how much a conviction for a DUI in Los Angeles will really cost you? A recent study from InsuranceQuotes.com provides some insights. The website took a look at the average increases in vehicle insurance rates after drivers get a…
  • Apr 25

    Interesting Court Decisions in DUI Case

    Interesting Court Decisions in DUI Case
    Prosecutors sometimes use a “relation-back” calculation to determine blood alcohol content when charging someone with a Los Angeles DUI. The theory is that chemists or other experts can look at the results of a blood test taken a…
  • Apr 20

    Navy Hero [Who Claims He Killed Osama Bin Laden] Gets Nabbed For DUI

    Navy Hero [Who Claims He Killed Osama Bin Laden] Gets Nabbed For DUI
    Police officers are not selective about who they arrest for DUI in Los Angeles and other cities. Celebrity, political figures—even people who have distinguished themselves for their courageous actions—may find themselves facing…
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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 27

    Revision der Steueramtshilfeverordnung: Vernehmlassungsverfahren eröffnet

    Revision der Steueramtshilfeverordnung: Vernehmlassungsverfahren eröffnet
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 20. April 2016 hat der Bundesrat die Vernehmlassung zur Totalrevision der der Steueramtshilfeverordnung (StAhiV; SR 651.11) eröffnet. Die Schweiz hat bereits am 15. Oktober 2013 das multilaterale…
  • Apr 24

    EFD prüft Erleichterungen für Fintech-Unternehmen

    EFD prüft Erleichterungen für Fintech-Unternehmen
    Der Bundesrat hat an seiner Sitzung vom 20. April 2016 (siehe Medienmitteilung) beschlossen, den Markteintritt für neue, innovative Finanztechnologien zu erleichtern und das Eidgenössische Finanzdepartement (EFD) mit einer…
  • Apr 24

    Art.-29-Datenschutzgruppe (WP29): Opinion und Statement zum EU-U.S. Privacy Shield veröffentlicht

    Art.-29-Datenschutzgruppe (WP29): Opinion und Statement zum EU-U.S. Privacy Shield veröffentlicht
    Die Art.-29-Datenschutzgruppe (WP29) veröffentlichte Mitte April 2016 zwei Dokumente zur draft adequacy decision (Adäquanzerklärung/Angemessenheitsbeschluss) der EU-Kommission zum EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: (a) „Opinion…
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Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
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Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court
    Many people are not aware of the fact that Michigan trial courts include the circuit, district, and probate courts.  All of the courts serve different purposes, however the district court is the one most are familiar with and is often…
  • Apr 25

    Norfolk, VA Drunk Driving Crash Results in Death of Woman

    Norfolk, VA Drunk Driving Crash Results in Death of Woman
    Recently, a 23-year-old woman passed away due to injuries she suffered as a passenger in a vehicle involved in a three-car accident. According to news reports, Thomas Walters of Virginia Beach did not stop at an intersection, which resulted…
  • Apr 22

    Dispute Between Neighbors Results in Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Drunk Driving

    Dispute Between Neighbors Results in Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Drunk Driving
    What began as a dispute between neighbors over loud music resulted in the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling that it is not illegal to operate a vehicle in your own driveway after drinking too much. According to a report at Michigan Public…
Rank this Week: 431

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    California Prison Population

    California Prison Population
    WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE LOCKED UP IN THE UNITED STATES? In last week’s post, I discussed the high prison population in the United States relative to other countries. According to all available statistics, the U.S. leads the world in the…
  • Apr 21

    THE UNITED STATES LEADS THE WORLD IN PRISON POPULATION

    THE UNITED STATES LEADS THE WORLD IN PRISON POPULATION
    According to the London-based International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS), which is an arm of the University of London Law School Institute for Criminal Policy Research, the United State ranks 2nd in the world for the number of prisoners…
  • Apr 15

    DNA EXONORATES MAN AFTER 33 YEARS IN PRISON

    DNA EXONORATES MAN AFTER 33 YEARS IN PRISON
    33 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT Imagine you are a 26 years old sailor docked at port. A murder and brutal rape is committed in the city where your ship is docked. The rape victim cannot identify her assailant but she does…
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San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Lawsuit Alleges 30 Guns in Professor’s Workspace

    Lawsuit Alleges 30 Guns in Professor’s Workspace
    A Miramar College adjunct professor has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming he did not  get a promised full-time faculty spot after he raised concerns about firearms that were missing or unregistered at the school. The school…
  • Apr 22

    Unpaid Traffic Tickets in California: Can I Go to Jail?

    Unpaid Traffic Tickets in California: Can I Go to Jail?
    Last year, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch went on record as in a speech at the White House, actively opposing judges imposing traffic fines, calling such “the criminalization of poverty.” She cited the case study of Ferguson,…
  • Apr 20

    Law Enforcement Investigators Seek out Private DNA Database

    Law Enforcement Investigators Seek out Private DNA Database
    While the allure of exploring one’s family tree and lineage has meant big business for some companies, two major that research family lineage (for a fee) claim that over the last two years, they have received law enforcement demands for…
Rank this Week: 1962

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Apr 27

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial
    The jury is still deadlocked after three days of deliberations, and the judge declares a mistrial. She releases the jurors. Anyone interested in answering questions from the lawyers, she tells them, should stick around in the jury room....…
  • Apr 14

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed
    Q:            Based on your training, officer, you are aware that the SFSTs have never been peer reviewed, right? A:           …
  • Mar 8

    Second Fiddle at a Jury Trial

    Second Fiddle at a Jury Trial
    It is not easy sitting second-chair at a trial when you are used to running the show yourself. Recently appointed as a provisional member of the panel to represent indigent criminal defendants in D.C., I need to second-chair... Read More
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Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 27

    Buyer Beware: Noncompliant Electronic I-9 Software Risks Customer Company Fine

    Buyer Beware: Noncompliant Electronic I-9 Software Risks Customer Company Fine
    Electronic I-9 software can be very attractive to companies looking for efficiency and ensuring compliance. Not to mention the elimination of file drawers that once housed these voluminous paper I-9 files. However, buyers beware, not all…
  • Apr 14

    Oral Arguments in PHH Case Signal Trouble for CFPB

    Oral Arguments in PHH Case Signal Trouble for CFPB
    The D.C. Circuit held oral arguments on April 12, 2016 in the case PHH Corp v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a case challenging the CFPB’s constitutionality as well as its interpretations of the Real Estate Procedures…
  • Apr 7

    Split Supreme Court Affirms Eighth Circuit Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ruling

    Split Supreme Court Affirms Eighth Circuit Equal Credit Opportunity Act Ruling
    “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.”  One sentence, published by the United State Supreme Court on March 22, 2016 sealed the fate of two plaintiffs seeking to expand protections under the Equal Credit…
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North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Apr 27

    Only Experts Can Testify About HGN

    Only Experts Can Testify About HGN
    Like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, horizontal gaze nystagmus is a mouthful. Unlike Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, not just anyone can utter horizontal gaze nystagmus and sound wise beyond her years. Two recent court of appeals…
  • Apr 26

    N.C. Court of Appeals Rules That Defendant Did Not Make An Unambiguous Assertion of Right to Counsel Under Miranda to Bar Officer’s Custodial Interrogation

    N.C. Court of Appeals Rules That Defendant Did Not Make An Unambiguous Assertion of Right to Counsel Under Miranda to Bar Officer&rsquo;s Custodial Interrogation
    The United States Supreme Court and North Carolina appellate courts have ruled that a defendant must make an unambiguous request for counsel under Miranda to bar an officer’s custodial interrogation. A week ago, the North Carolina Court…
  • Apr 25

    Court of Appeals: Pleading Standards Are Relaxed for Citation

    Court of Appeals: Pleading Standards Are Relaxed for Citation
    Last week, the court of appeals decided State v. Allen, a case that holds that the pleading requirements that apply to indictments and other accusatory pleadings don’t necessarily apply to citations. The opinion is helpful to the State,…
Rank this Week: 1857

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  U.S. v. Levin, 2016 WL 1589824 (2016).  The U.S. District Court Judgewho has the case began the opinion by explaining that Alex Levin…
  • Apr 23

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction
    This post examines a relatively brief opinion ithat was recently ssued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona:  Wu v. BDK DSD, et al., 2016 WL 1059534. The first paragraph of the…
  • Apr 22

    Divorce, Joint Custody and the Email

    Divorce, Joint Custody and the Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kentucky:  Wedding v. Harmon, 2016 WL 1534682 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatJohn Michael Wedding (Father) appeals an order of the Jefferson…
Rank this Week: 320

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 27

    Our Firm Helps Secure $15 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Case

    Our Firm Helps Secure $15 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Case
    Yesterday, Chief Judge Wood in the Southern District of Georgia unsealed whistleblower claims we filed against Z Gallerie, a large retailer with stores across the United States. The case was… read more → The post Our Firm Helps…
  • Apr 25

    Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisi

    Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisi
    Attorney Page Pate talks with CNN New Day Weekend about criminal charges arising from the Flint Water Crisis. Pate comments on investigations of this nature, that “start at the bottom… read more → The post Criminal Charges…
  • Apr 25

    Page Pate comments on federal judge’s order in armed career criminal case

    Page Pate comments on federal judge’s order in armed career criminal case
    Attorney Page Pate discusses Federal Appeals Court Judge Martin’s notice to over 100 prisoners that they could be eligible to file an application for resentencing and serve less time. Pate… read more → The post Page Pate…
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New York Criminal Defense Blog

New York Criminal Defense Blog

Covers high-profile crimes and the NYS criminal system. By Arkady Bukh.

http://www.nyccriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 27

    Neurologist indicted for illegally Prescribing Narcotic

    Neurologist indicted for illegally Prescribing Narcotic
    A busy pain-management physician in the region may not be very busy for awhile. Federal prosecutors believe Eugene Gosy to be among the greediest. They backed up their claim by accusing the physician of running a criminal enterprise that gave…
  • Apr 21

    SpyEye Creator Gets Nine Years While Co-Conspirator is Handed a 15-year Sentence

    SpyEye Creator Gets Nine Years While Co-Conspirator is Handed a 15-year Sentence
    The Russian creator of a computer program that American law enforcement claim drained bank accounts in a variety of countries was sent to federal prison for 9.5 years. Known online as “Gribodemon” and “Harderman,”…
  • Apr 4

    The Ambien Angle in Heath Ledger’s Death

    The Ambien Angle in Heath Ledger’s Death
    The foreign press is starting to jump on the idea that Ambien contributed somehow to the death of actor Heath Ledger. See, for example, this Sydney Morning Herald article suggesting that “hundreds have had bizarre and potentially…
Rank this Week: 1247

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Apr 27

    Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

    Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
    Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas The state of Texas uses mandatory sex offender registration to prevent convicted offenders from committing additional crimes. Registration also serves the purpose of monitoring convicted…
  • Apr 20

    Sex in Public Charges: How Texas Prosecute

    Sex in Public Charges: How Texas Prosecute
    Getting Charged with Sex in Public in Texas There are many laws in Texas that govern proper behavior for people in public places. Although many laws are intended to prohibit dangerous crimes like burglary and sexual assault, there are also…
  • Apr 13

    How Do You Become a Sex Offender?

    How Do You Become a Sex Offender?
    Sex Offender Crimes in Texas In Texas, the law requires some people who are convicted of certain sexually-based offenses to register as a sex offender. These crimes that have a sex offender registration requirement vary widely and the type of…
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Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
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Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Can I claim compensation for metal hip osteolysis?

    Can I claim compensation for metal hip osteolysis?
    Do you have osteolysis caused by having metal hip replacement surgery? Then you could make a compensation claim. Read more about osteolysis and how you could claim compensation so you can start your case today. What is metal hip osteolysis?…
  • Apr 27

    Suffered a Big Rig accident today? 7 actions you must take now

    Suffered a Big Rig accident today? 7 actions you must take now
    Have you been a victim in a big rig accident today? Big rigs are powerful transport trucks that are designed to pull heavy freights across the United States. Being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler truck or big rig can be a…
  • Apr 25

    Top 5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Avoid a Fatal Accident

    Top 5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Avoid a Fatal Accident
    Maneuvering a large commercial truck through rush hour traffic when your paycheck depends on how quickly you arrive at your destination brings a full set of stressors and anxiety.  Truck drivers only get paid for the time they are…
Rank this Week: 3620

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    10 Things Every Arizona Driver Needs to Know

    10 Things Every Arizona Driver Needs to Know
    It’s happened to almost everyone. You see the flashing lights in your rearview mirror and start to panic. You’re being stopped by an Arizona police officer. As an Arizona driver do you know your rights when this happens?  …
  • Apr 25

    What Happens If I Miss My DUI Court Date?

    What Happens If I Miss My DUI Court Date?
    So, you’ve been arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Arizona. That alone can be a stressful, anxiety inducing experience, but then you realize there’s a whole process that you have to go through beyond the actual DUI arrest…
  • Apr 21

    Your Teen Has Been Charged with Burglary – What Do You Do Next?

    Your Teen Has Been Charged with Burglary – What Do You Do Next?
    When most people hear stories about burglary or home invasion, they immediately conjure up an image of a masked man dressed in black entering a home by night looking for jewels and other valuables. The truth is, many of those accused of home…
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