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FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 2090

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/
  • Feb 9

    Plummer & Syed on Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science

    Plummer & Syed on Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science
    Caitlin M. Plummer and Imran J. Syed (Wisconsin Innocence Project and Michigan Innocence Clinic) have posted ‘Shifted Science’ Revisited: Percolation Delays and the Persistence of Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science (Cleveland…
  • Feb 9

    Lewis on When Foreign is Criminal

    Lewis on When Foreign is Criminal
    Margaret K. Lewis (Seton Hall University - School of Law) has posted When Foreign is Criminal (Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 55, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: United States law criminalizes providing material…
  • Feb 9

    Hammons on Automatic License Plate Recognition

    Hammons on Automatic License Plate Recognition
    Erin Ashley Hammons (Southern University Law Center, Students) has posted I Spy Something Useful: The Short Life and Senseless Death of Louisiana Senate Bill 250 (43 Southern University Law Review, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: During…
Rank this Week: 85

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Brooksville Man Arrested for Selling Drugs Near Church

    Brooksville Man Arrested for Selling Drugs Near Church
    A man was arrested in Brooksville early Wednesday morning for selling crack cocaine near a church. Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 54-year-old man at his home on Twigg Street. Their search of the house allegedly revealed…
  • Feb 8

    Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student

    Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student
    A Pasco County Schools substitute teacher was arrested Tuesday for having sex with a 15-year-old girl. According to an arrest report, the 20-year-old Spring Hill man, engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with the girl from July to…
  • Feb 2

    Federal Jury Finds Cruise Ship Employee Guilty Of Smuggling Cocaine Into The United State

    Federal Jury Finds Cruise Ship Employee Guilty Of Smuggling Cocaine Into The United State
    A federal jury recently found a 23-year-old cruise ship employee guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. He…
Rank this Week: 322

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    What is Hearsay in Massachusetts?

    What is Hearsay in Massachusetts?
    You have probably heard it raised as an objection in movies or television shows, “Objection! Hearsay, Your Honor.” But what is hearsay? What does that mean? Many people think of it as “he said, she said” evidence,…
  • Jan 28

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court
    A consolidated case is being heard in Concord, the Milford Daily News reports, that will determine whether the use of breathalyzer testing devices to gather proof that a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence (OUI) of alcohol is…
  • Jan 13

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker
    The recent revelation of a non-disclosure agreement signed by the Boston Police Department at the request of the FBI has raised some concerns in the criminal defense world after a public records request generated proof of Boston PD’s…
Rank this Week: 4311

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
  • Feb 9

    Herbalife Victims Video: Almost Everyone Loses Money in MLM

    Herbalife Victims Video: Almost Everyone Loses Money in MLM
    Multi-level marketing is not a business. I’ve written numerous times about the fact that more than 99% of participants in multi-level marketing (MLM) lose money. Companies like Mary Kay Cosmetics promote the “income…
  • Feb 4

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case
    When there are suspicions of hidden income or secret investments or bank accounts, an analysis of known bank accounts can reveal helpful details. Tracy Coenen explains how bank statements and credit card statements can be used by a forensic…
  • Feb 2

    Bring Out the Big Guns?

    Bring Out the Big Guns?
    When companies have big problems, they usually bring out the big guns. The benefits of using large law firms, audit firms, and other professional service firms are undeniable. These firms offer a depth of experience that is invaluable, and…
Rank this Week: 29

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    How the Criminal Justice System Works, from Arrest to Trial

    How the Criminal Justice System Works, from Arrest to Trial
    Many people are fortunate enough to only understand the criminal justice system through TV shows and the news. Because they've never been through the rigors of a criminal charge and trial, they're not familiar with how the process works, and…
  • Jan 21

    Maine Hit and Run Fatality Case

    Maine Hit and Run Fatality Case
    Tommy Clark, 25 years old and from the Farmington area in Maine, stands accused of striking a young woman with his car and leaving her for dead on the side of the road.  He's been charged with Manslaughter, Leaving the Scene of an…
  • Dec 16

    Why I Litigate OUI Case

    Why I Litigate OUI Case
    In Maine, every OUI case has the potential for a positive resolution if the attorney has the necessary skill set.  Of course, not all attorneys are created equal. Some are incredibly talented and some are incredibly average.  Some…
Rank this Week: 1195

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • Feb 9

    What a Charge of Interfering of Domestic Violence Reporting Can Mean in Washington

    What a Charge of Interfering of Domestic Violence Reporting Can Mean in Washington
    Have you or someone you care about been accused of domestic violence assault or any crime marked as domestic violence? Then you now know just how scary this can get. Washington takes domestic violence very seriously. You’re…
  • Feb 8

    Domestic Violence Case Process in Pierce County / Tacoma – Be Aware of Some Difference

    Domestic Violence Case Process in Pierce County / Tacoma – Be Aware of Some Difference
    Domestic violence cases must see a Judge to bail out. No contact is almost always imposed. Abide by the no contact order so that you do not turn a difficult case for the prosecution into an easy case for the prosecution.
  • Feb 7

    What a Domestic Violence Designation Means in Washington

    What a Domestic Violence Designation Means in Washington
    Have you been charged with assault or a related crime? Is there a domestic violence designation attached? You’re living in a nightmare. You’re worried about the potential jail time, and the fine, and any other consequences. Plus…
Rank this Week: 2078

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 9

    Sen. Tom Cotton Speaks Truth to Power

    Sen. Tom Cotton Speaks Truth to Power
    Sen. Tom Cotton spoke on the Senate floor today to put the lie to the mass sentencing reduction bill supported by the Inside-the-Beltway Establishment. The bill's backers include President Obama, Speaker Paul Ryan, Deputy Senate Majority…
  • Feb 9

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA Man Gets Death Penalty:  A California man was sentenced to death Friday for the 2012 shooting deaths of four people outside a Northridge boarding home.  Debbie L. Sklar of My News LA reports that 34-year-old Ka Pasasouk was…
  • Feb 9

    The Black Lives That Didn't Matter

    The Black Lives That Didn't Matter
    The National Association of Assistant US Attorneys has produced a short video (a little over a minute) about the murders of three African Americans, a mother and her two daughters, by Wendell Callahan.  Callahan had a violent past, and…
Rank this Week: 168

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Feb 9

    Cyber Control Led Up to Killing of Irving Student

    Cyber Control Led Up to Killing of Irving Student
    A decade ago social media was seldom a factor in criminal investigations. Today, cyber bullying and other forms of online intimidation form a key part of many cases, meaning both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys need to keep up to…
  • Feb 3

    Dallas Father is Acquitted of Theft for Taking Away his Daughter’s Phone

    Dallas Father is Acquitted of Theft for Taking Away his Daughter’s Phone
    Parents regularly take away their children’s cell phones and other items as punishment but it’s rare for such actions to become criminal offenses. However, this is exactly what happened in Texas when Ronald Jackson, 36, was…
  • Feb 3

    ‘Affluenza Teen’ Drops Appeal in Mexico, Returns to Texas to Face Charge

    ‘Affluenza Teen’ Drops Appeal in Mexico, Returns to Texas to Face Charge
    Texas criminal appeals attorney Mick Mickelsen weighs in on the recent decision by Ethan Couch to return to the state. The Texas teenager now being widely referred to in the media as the “affluenza teen” recently decided to drop…
Rank this Week: 2319

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 9

    NH Primary Thread

    NH Primary Thread
    I'm buried with work and really have no clue what's going on today anyway. Talk NH here. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 9

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    NH primary is today. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 8

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    If any of you remember my disastrous move last September when the movers set the place on fire as I was moving in, I'm glad to report that today, after five months, the flooring company arrived to begin tearing out the hardwood floors…
Rank this Week: 3

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Feb 9

    Study Reveals Lack of Sleep Can Cause False Confession

    Study Reveals Lack of Sleep Can Cause False Confession
    Sleep deprivation may be responsible for many false confessions, according to a report released this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report says that around 17 percent of custodial interrogations happen…
  • Feb 9

    Remembering Darrell Edwards on His Birthday

    Remembering Darrell Edwards on His Birthday
    By Carlita Salazar  Although there was no telling how much longer Darrell would live, he knew he didn’t want to do it within the walls of a prison cell. “I think if you talk to any of our clients, they would say that…
  • Feb 8

    The Legacy Project: Words of Wisdom by Innocence Project Executive Director Madeline deLone

    The Legacy Project: Words of Wisdom by Innocence Project Executive Director Madeline deLone
    The Legacy Project—a South African-based initiative that aims to foster and inspire new leaders by way of sharing wisdom from the world’s current movers and shakers—has published a profile of Maddy deLone, the executive…
Rank this Week: 2230

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Safer Internet Day: A Ransomware Story & Cyber-Security Tip

    Safer Internet Day: A Ransomware Story & Cyber-Security Tip
    Today, February 9, is Safe Internet Day worldwide. It promotes online safety and responsibility for internet technology on desktop and mobile devices, especially among young people and children. You can click on your country’s…
  • Feb 7

    Nervous About Going to Court? Not To Worry – Common Legal Terms, Basic Trial Procedures, and What to Wear

    Nervous About Going to Court? Not To Worry – Common Legal Terms, Basic Trial Procedures, and What to Wear
    It can be intimidating to receive a jury notice, be subpoenaed to appear at a court hearing, or attend a trial to support a family member or friend. All of a sudden, you’re dealing with lawyers and others…
  • Jan 30

    How to Avoid a DUI Nightmare

    How to Avoid a DUI Nightmare
    Drinking and driving can make your life a nightmare. Besides the sad possibility of hurting yourself and others, you could also have your license revoked, pay large fines, have your car insurance increase dramatically, even…
Rank this Week: 1367

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
  • Feb 9

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?
    Muhammed -What were you thinking about when you accepted the reality of your own death? What thoughts and images went through your mind when you realized you were willing to risk permanent physical damage or even death to gain your ……
  • Feb 9

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career
    Adonis’ parents were born in Haiti and just like thousands of others who have been living in the Dominican Republic for decades, they were not allowed to register their son’s birth. This prevents the young boxer from having an…
  • Feb 5

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter
    Yesterday, President Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. He quoted from the Islamic holy book, the Quran. And he unequivocally denounced anti-Muslim hate.
Rank this Week: 20

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Feb 9

    St. Johns County police looking for men accused of stealing television

    St. Johns County police looking for men accused of stealing television
      St. Johns County police have released surveillance video and are looking for two men accused of stealing flat-screen televisions from a local store  Police said two men entered the Walmart about 1 a.m. and then loaded up a…
  • Feb 5

    Shooting in Clay County confrontation ruled justified under the Stand Your Ground law

    Shooting in Clay County confrontation ruled justified under the Stand Your Ground law
    A man who shot and killed another man during an argument in a fast-food drive-thru will not face criminal charges.  Prosecutors ruled, nearly a year after the New Year’s Day 2015 shooting, that the 29-year-old man was acting in…
  • Feb 1

    Registered Jacksonville sex offender runs after being handcuffed

    Registered Jacksonville sex offender runs after being handcuffed
    A Jacksonville man who is a registered sex offender is on the run, possibly still handcuffed.  According to a report in the Florida Times Union, the man was at the Jacksonville Re-Entry Center trying to register as required by Florida…
Rank this Week: 587

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas…

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas appeals.  In the first, the en banc panel settles a question about what "clearly established federal law" governs a claim, and rules in favor of a California state prisoner.  In the second, a…
  • Feb 9

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113…

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113 (Rosenthal, DJ (S.D. Tex.) with Kozinski and Tallman) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated a sentence for false statements and perjury and remanded for resentencing because the sentencing judge failed to make…
  • Feb 9

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the…

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the codefendant in this case.]Smith v. Schriro, Nos. 96-99025, 96-99026, 10-99011 (Reinhardt with Schroeder, dissent by Callahan) --- The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of an Arizona…
Rank this Week: 157

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 255

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law…

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law Blog

Discusses Texas criminal laws, types of criminal cases, and trials in the news.

http://www.cohendwilawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    First DWI Offense: What You Need to Know

    First DWI Offense: What You Need to Know
    If you’re like most people, when you realize you’ve received a DWI you’re hungover and feel like dirt. Knowing you tried to drive last night doesn’t make you feel any better. The fact that you feel such remorse shows…
  • Feb 2

    Business Experiments GCSE Coursework

    Business Experiments GCSE Coursework
    All GCSE courseworks perform a very important job in students’ life. If a college student wishes to enter a college or even a university, she or he may be to get ready a reliable and worthy Internet marketing business…
  • Feb 2

    Creative Artwork Coursework Writing

    Creative Artwork Coursework Writing
    It happens quite many times that college students, finding out with the Department of Artwork, are assigned to write a resourceful art coursework. Quite regularly, students do not ever have any inventive thoughts to include into their artwork…
Rank this Week: 3016

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    Ignition Interlock Law in Texas Offering More Freedom to Former DUI Convict

    Ignition Interlock Law in Texas Offering More Freedom to Former DUI Convict
    In summer of 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a potentially game-changing law regarding driving after a DWI conviction. DWI convicts will now be able to have more freedom to drive as long as they opt for the installation of ignition…
  • Jan 20

    How Witnesses Should Testify in Court

    How Witnesses Should Testify in Court
    Witness testimony can be crucial in the court’s determination of innocence or guilt. Without DNA evidence or video surveillance of the crime itself, it may be the only way to receive the desired verdict. A case can hinge on how a…
  • Dec 11

    Organized Crime Bust Nets Arrests of 12 Young Adult

    Organized Crime Bust Nets Arrests of 12 Young Adult
    In November, Harris County authorities charged 12 young people — including one juvenile and others ranging in age from 18 to 21 — with crimes related to a raft of burglaries, robberies and auto thefts. Police say the arrests have…
Rank this Week: 3015

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 359

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Violent Crime Spikes in Hennepin County in 2015

    Violent Crime Spikes in Hennepin County in 2015
    New statistics released last week show that Hennepin County saw a major increase in a wide variety of violent crimes in 2015. According to the statistics, Hennepin County saw rather large increases in a different types of violent crimes.…
  • Feb 4

    How Does Minnesota Handle CDL Drunk Drivers?

    How Does Minnesota Handle CDL Drunk Drivers?
    The legal blood-alcohol limit in Minnesota and across the United States is 0.08, but that only applies to your average Joe. For people who drive for a living or who are tasked with driving heavy machinery, the legal limit is usually much…
  • Feb 3

    Crime in Minnesota – The Safest Cities in the State

    Crime in Minnesota – The Safest Cities in the State
    Even the smallest cities are affected by crime, but some areas experience much less than others. Most people believe crime is isolated to bigger cities, but when examined on a per person basis, some larger areas are in fact some of the safer…
Rank this Week: 1237

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/
  • Feb 9

    Violent Crime Spikes in Hennepin County in 2015

    Violent Crime Spikes in Hennepin County in 2015
    New statistics released last week show that Hennepin County saw a major increase in a wide variety of violent crimes in 2015. According to the statistics, Hennepin County saw rather large increases in a different types of violent crimes.…
  • Feb 4

    How Does Minnesota Handle CDL Drunk Drivers?

    How Does Minnesota Handle CDL Drunk Drivers?
    The legal blood-alcohol limit in Minnesota and across the United States is 0.08, but that only applies to your average Joe. For people who drive for a living or who are tasked with driving heavy machinery, the legal limit is usually much…
  • Feb 3

    Crime in Minnesota – The Safest Cities in the State

    Crime in Minnesota – The Safest Cities in the State
    Even the smallest cities are affected by crime, but some areas experience much less than others. Most people believe crime is isolated to bigger cities, but when examined on a per person basis, some larger areas are in fact some of the safer…
Rank this Week: 564

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    DUVAL COUNTY SEX OFFENDER SITS ON ONE MILLION DOLLAR BOND

    DUVAL COUNTY SEX OFFENDER SITS ON ONE MILLION DOLLAR BOND
    Reports say beat girlfriend’s 3 year old with a belt A registered sex offender was recently arrested and booked into the Duval County Pretrial Detention Facility on a first degree felony charge of aggravated child abuse.  The…
  • Feb 4

    MORE VOYEURISM AND CHILD PORN CHARGES AFTER TWO ADDITIONAL WARRANTS

    MORE VOYEURISM AND CHILD PORN CHARGES AFTER TWO ADDITIONAL WARRANTS
    Jacksonville Beach photographer, already in jail, receives additional charges Currently jailed Jacksonville Beach photographer Mario Peralta was just given “add-ons” in jail speak. Add-ons are additional charges placed on a…
  • Jun 17

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
Rank this Week: 4297

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Avery v. O.J. Simpson

    Avery v. O.J. Simpson
    I know I promised to write more about Making a Murderer. But, two things happened: first, I got busy with my actual job. Second, O.J. I watched Episode One of the new O.J. series, The People Versus O.J. Simpson, sooo aptly named. The…
  • Jan 21

    Guilt or Innocence and How Things Really Work in Criminal Case

    Guilt or Innocence and How Things Really Work in Criminal Case
    It does my heart good to see the comments people are making on our Facebook page about my last post discussing the Steven Avery murder case and the Netflix series Making of a Murderer. It makes me think that what I am trying to do…
  • Jan 13

    Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer
    It has been tough getting into the swing of things after the holidays. It’s not because there is nothing to talk about; quite the contrary. With Affluenza Teens and Bill Cosby and stand-offs on Federal Land it’s an embarrassment…
Rank this Week: 4629

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Beating Them With Science: Tools to Make the Case Against Breath Testing

    Beating Them With Science: Tools to Make the Case Against Breath Testing
    Here are a few tools that expose breath testing for the junk science that it is. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States National Academy of Sciences Garriot's Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol ISO 17025 International…
  • Feb 5

    Chuck Ramsay Explains Problems With Minnesota Breath Tests on Fox 9 New

    Chuck Ramsay Explains Problems With Minnesota Breath Tests on Fox 9 New
    If you've ever visited our blog before, you know that we take the science behind DWI testing very, very seriously. Whether we are educating the public on our blog, educating other attorneys at seminars (sometimes with the help of the…
  • Feb 5

    The Truth About DWI Breath Testing: "A .08 may not be a .08"

    The Truth About DWI Breath Testing: "A .08 may not be a .08"
    I've been known to say, "I don't math," but I'm not afraid of science. Here at Ramsay Law Firm we embrace science. Our own Chuck Ramsay is the only Minnesota attorney to be designated a Forensic Lawyer Scientist by the American Chemical…
Rank this Week: 676

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Beating Them With Science: Tools to Make the Case Against Breath Testing

    Beating Them With Science: Tools to Make the Case Against Breath Testing
    Here are a few tools that expose breath testing for the junk science that it is. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States National Academy of Sciences Garriot's Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol ISO 17025 International…
  • Feb 5

    Chuck Ramsay Explains Problems With Minnesota Breath Tests on Fox 9 New

    Chuck Ramsay Explains Problems With Minnesota Breath Tests on Fox 9 New
    If you've ever visited our blog before, you know that we take the science behind DWI testing very, very seriously. Whether we are educating the public on our blog, educating other attorneys at seminars (sometimes with the help of the…
  • Feb 5

    The Truth About DWI Breath Testing: "A .08 may not be a .08"

    The Truth About DWI Breath Testing: "A .08 may not be a .08"
    I've been known to say, "I don't math," but I'm not afraid of science. Here at Ramsay Law Firm we embrace science. Our own Chuck Ramsay is the only Minnesota attorney to be designated a Forensic Lawyer Scientist by the American Chemical…
Rank this Week: 1062

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 3577

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Fake Kidnapping Leads To Real Criminal Charge

    Fake Kidnapping Leads To Real Criminal Charge
    Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question: “What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?”   A woman from Tennessee recently made headlines…
  • Feb 2

    Police Department In One North Carolina Town Focuses On Shoplifting

    Police Department In One North Carolina Town Focuses On Shoplifting
    Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I simply intend to plead guilty, why do I need a lawyer?”   Recent news reports indicate that crime is up in…
  • Jan 26

    Bizarre “Moorish Defense” Continues Among Criminal Defendant

    Bizarre “Moorish Defense” Continues Among Criminal Defendant
    Brad Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I talk to the police?”   Normally when a person stands accused of committing a crime, he or she seeks out a skilled criminal defense attorney to help prepare…
Rank this Week: 1076

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
  • Feb 9

    DeShawn Prince of Miami, Florida under Investigation for DUI Manslaughter Charge

    DeShawn Prince of Miami, Florida under Investigation for DUI Manslaughter Charge
    DeShawn Prince of Miami, Florida, allegedly crashed a car into a Lauderhill lake, claiming the lives of three young men, including two brothers. Prince is being investigated for DUI manslaughter charges and a search warrant has been filed.…
  • Jan 22

    [ANALYSIS] Deputy Peraza Stands His Ground Against Prosecutor

    [ANALYSIS] Deputy Peraza Stands His Ground Against Prosecutor
    I can almost hear the moans coming from the State Attorney’s Office this week.  Poor guys, can even a week go by without another bombshell motion being filed in the Peraza case? Last week we learned Jermaine McBean,…
  • Jan 12

    Understanding Why Florida’s Death Penalty is Unconstitutional

    Understanding Why Florida’s Death Penalty is Unconstitutional
    For very basic reasons that any first year law student could appreciate, Florida’s death penalty has been declared unconstitutional. Now before you jump out of your seat, understand what this means – not that capital…
Rank this Week: 1805

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Feb 9

    Be Careful When Pleading Guilty to a Drug Crime

    Be Careful When Pleading Guilty to a Drug Crime
    When someone is charged in Palm Beach County with committing a drug-related crime such as possession of marijuana or possession of cocaine, he or she is given a date to go to court.  Oftentimes, the prosecutor makes a… The post Be…
  • Jan 28

    What Are My Rights at Airports and Borders?

    What Are My Rights at Airports and Borders?
    Are you traveling from Florida anytime soon? Will you be at the Palm Beach International Airport? Do you know what your rights are? It’s important to know your rights so that you can exercise them if… The post What Are My Rights…
  • Jan 21

    When Are My Rights If I Am Not a U.S. Citizen?

    When Are My Rights If I Am Not a U.S. Citizen?
    The American Civil Liberties Union provided the following information about this topic: Non-citizens are persons who do not have U.S. citizenship, including lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylum seekers, persons who have permission…
Rank this Week: 3677

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Leather Jacket Left at Connecticut Bar Results in Discovery of Drug Factory, Arrest of Suspect

    Leather Jacket Left at Connecticut Bar Results in Discovery of Drug Factory, Arrest of Suspect
    Recently, a Danielson, CT man was arrested on numerous drug charges following an investigation that stemmed from a leather jacket found on a bar stool at The Sports Page in November of last year. According to news reports, a routine bar check…
  • Feb 8

    Alabama Man in Full Clown Costume Jailed Following DUI Arrest

    Alabama Man in Full Clown Costume Jailed Following DUI Arrest
    On Saturday February 6, a 51-year-old Fultondale, AL man was pulled over for driving in an erratic manner. Joel Allan Sloan was wearing a clown costume when he was pulled over by a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy. Another motorist…
  • Feb 5

    Kincheloe Man Convicted on Charge of Solicitation to Commit Assault Sentenced to Prison

    Kincheloe Man Convicted on Charge of Solicitation to Commit Assault Sentenced to Prison
    In December of last year, Michael Robert Young, 27 and a former supervisor at Aramark was found guilty of solicitation to commit assault with intent to cause great bodily harm. Young, of Kincheloe, was recently sentenced and now faces up to…
Rank this Week: 1816

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Major Money Laundering Case Settled by the SEC in Miami

    Major Money Laundering Case Settled by the SEC in Miami
    This week the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that E.S. Financial Services, a Miami based brokerage firm, settled what could have been a major criminal case with an agreed $ 1 million penalty payment to settle the charges and…
  • Feb 5

    The Bill Cosby On-Again, Off-Again, Now On-Again Prosecution in Pennsylvania

    The Bill Cosby On-Again, Off-Again, Now On-Again Prosecution in Pennsylvania
    Bill Cosby was dealt a stunning setback and a legal major rebuke by a Pennsylvania state court judge this week. His lawyers filed court papers asking the judge to stop the newly renewed prosecution of three sexual assault charges filed…
  • Feb 4

    Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Case Nets $6 Million Dollar

    Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Case Nets $6 Million Dollar
    On January 27, 2016, the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs issued a press release announcing its victory in a Virginia federal court where a gas station owner pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United…
Rank this Week: 745

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail
    Source: Straits Times (2 February 2016)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/man-cleared-of-murder-after-over-20-years-in-jailSHANGHAI • A man jailed in China more than two decades ago for murder has been acquitted, the latest in a…
  • Jan 31

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen
    Source: BBC News (1 February 2016)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35457033Twenty-seven Chinese officials have been penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua said.Huugjilt was 18 when he was…
  • Jan 25

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll
    Source: International Business Times (25 January 2016)http://www.ibtimes.co.in/saudi-arabia-executions-reach-53-january-one-third-2015-toll-664513Saudi Arabia has continued its spree of executions relentlessly since the beginning of this…
Rank this Week: 242

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/
  • Feb 9

    Triplet of Austin PD court losses over police abuse may signal trend

    Triplet of Austin PD court losses over police abuse may signal trend
    A federal jury recently awarded $877,000 to a man who sued the Austin PD "after police in 2012 tackled him and detained him for a crime he did not commit." That makes three recent cases where the City of Austin was ordered to pay out sizable…
  • Feb 8

    Nostalgia for once-open police record

    Nostalgia for once-open police record
    An article by Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root highlights a failing in Texas' Public Information Act related to law enforcement records which is long overdue for remediation. Root sought records related to "Victor Reyes, a Mexican national…
  • Feb 7

    An appeal for the conservative judicial activist pro-Big Government vote in the GOP primary

    An appeal for the conservative judicial activist pro-Big Government vote in the GOP primary
    Grits despises Texas Court of Criminal Appeals elections. Nobody knows who the candidates are. And the campaigns don't raise enough money to educate any more voters than the candidates can reach by driving to a handful of poorly attended…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Feb 9

    Understanding Whether a Seizure Occurs When an Officer’s Vehicle Blocks Another Vehicle

    Understanding Whether a Seizure Occurs When an Officer’s Vehicle Blocks Another Vehicle
    In California v. Hodari D., 499 U.S. 621 (1991), the United States Supreme Court reformulated the definition of a seizure of a person under the Fourth Amendment. This post discusses this case and its application to a particular issue: whether…
  • Feb 8

    Changes to the Gun Permit Law

    Changes to the Gun Permit Law
    North Carolina has two kinds of gun permits: pistol purchase permits and concealed carry permits. Both types of permits are issued by sheriffs. The statutes concerning both kinds of permits were amended during the 2015 legislative session by…
  • Feb 5

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The AOC announced here that 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of North Carolina’s unified court system, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the district courts.  Next year, the Court of Appeals celebrates its 50th…
Rank this Week: 1374

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 9

    A Day To Remember (Fun Stuff)

    A Day To Remember (Fun Stuff)
    Some days are particularly good for remembering life’s happy moments. Today is such a day. Copyright © 2015 Simple Justice NY, LLC This feed is for personal, non-commercial and Newstex use only. The use of this feed anywhere else…
  • Feb 9

    To A Lawprof’s Credit, Where Due

    To A Lawprof’s Credit, Where Due
    Baltimore lawprof Garrett Epps is feeling pretty good about himself.  When he taught law in Oregon, Mike Arnold and Tiffany Harris were in his class.  And there they were, on the TV screen, representing Ammon Bundy. In the early…
  • Feb 9

    ABA Hops Aboard The Speeding Train As It’s Crashing

    ABA Hops Aboard The Speeding Train As It’s Crashing
    For more than a decade, early advocates of the Reinvent The Future of the New Normal of Law have been telling lawyers that the end is near.  The preferred analogy was that technology and alternate models for the practice of law was a…
Rank this Week: 50

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 414

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY
    The irascible, grouchy, unpredictable, "live free or die" citizens of New Hampshire go to the polls today and vote in the nation's first political primary (as opposed to the Iowa caucuses) in this presidential season. We can't help but…
  • Feb 8

    Bern Your Enthusiasm

    Bern Your Enthusiasm
    The Super Bowl is over. We called most of it right, including the dead-lock coin toss prediction, and advising you to take Denver and the money line, although we didn't watch one lick of it. REGJB wise last week, we saw the man labeled…
  • Feb 7

    SUPER BOWL 50 AND....yeah.....DONALD TRUMP

    SUPER BOWL 50 AND....yeah.....DONALD TRUMP
    Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday!As we wrote in our last post, we will not be watching the game. But we have some sights for you. First, don't under estimate the importance of good coaching. Bad coaching can cause errors that can turn the game…
Rank this Week: 109

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Son of Former Top Aide to Mayor de Blasio’s Wife Charged With Manslaughter

    Son of Former Top Aide to Mayor de Blasio’s Wife Charged With Manslaughter
    Khari Noerdlinger, the son of Rachel Noerdlinger, the former chief of staff to New York City’s First lady, Chirlane McCray, was charged last week in Bergen County, New Jersey with aggravated manslaughter, possession of a…
  • Feb 2

    Lawyering and Baseball Cards — A Match Made in Heaven

    Lawyering and Baseball Cards — A Match Made in Heaven
    Rarely as a lawyer can one combine a beloved childhood hobby with an adult profession – but that is exactly what occurred when my love of baseball cards intersected my career as a litigator.  I began collecting baseball cards at…
  • Jan 26

    Why You Should Never Make a Statement to Law Enforcement, Ever

    Why You Should Never Make a Statement to Law Enforcement, Ever
    One of the more frustrating aspects of being retained on a new case is learning that your client has already given a statement to the police or FBI.  Here’s a simple go-to guide on whether to speak to the police about your…
Rank this Week: 2112

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/
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
Rank this Week: 848

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Bail Set for “Peeping Tom” Suspect in Pembroke Pine

    Bail Set for “Peeping Tom” Suspect in Pembroke Pine
    Prosecutors say Pelayo Alexander Cerulia grew increasingly brazen with his exploits over the course of two years. He allegedly started by peering into the homes of unsuspecting women. Then he started doing so while touching himself. Then, he…
  • Feb 6

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection
    After reportedly plowing into seven vehicles at a Boynton Beach intersection, the driver of a pickup reportedly failed a number of field sobriety tests. He was arrested by police for DUI and driving on a suspended license.  James Dean…
  • Feb 1

    Broward Marijuana Citation Program to Launch

    Broward Marijuana Citation Program to Launch
    Broward County leaders are pressing ahead with lesser penalties for marijuana possession, plunking down $175,000 to launch a civil citation program and hire a coordinator who will steer it.  Previously, arrests for marijuana possession…
Rank this Week: 1206

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridaabogadocriminal.com/
Rank this Week: 2185

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3274

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/
  • Feb 8

    Hawaiian Prosecutors Seek 24/7 Warrants for DUI Drivers (Part 1)

    Hawaiian Prosecutors Seek 24/7 Warrants for DUI Drivers (Part 1)
    Will judges in California soon be working round-the-clock issuing warrants for blood alcohol tests for drivers suspected of DUI in Los Angeles? That’s what’s happening in Hawaii, thanks to a ruling last fall from the state’s…
  • Feb 3

    Los Angeles DUI Celebs and Politicians Make the News [Vince Young DUI and More]

    Los Angeles DUI Celebs and Politicians Make the News [Vince Young DUI and More]
    Have you ever noticed how high-profile DUI arrests seem to come in spates? You’ll read nothing about celebrity DUI in Los Angeles for a few months, and then police arrest a number of stars and/or elected officials within a week or two.…
  • Feb 2

    Dumb Things DUI Drivers Should Never Do

    Dumb Things DUI Drivers Should Never Do
    Want to get police officers to pay more attention to you? Try pulling one of these dumb stunts when you’re at risk for a DUI in Los Angeles. A woman from Baraboo, Minnesota, apparently couldn’t find her own vehicle when she…
Rank this Week: 1376

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/
  • Feb 8

    Update: “Affluenza” DUI Driver Could Remain On Probation

    Update: “Affluenza” DUI Driver Could Remain On Probation
    Judges will often waive jail time and place drivers on probation when they’re charged with a first-offense DUI in Los Angeles. But some people don’t appreciate that kind of leniency; they take advantage of it. What’s worse,…
  • Feb 8

    Update: “Affluenza” DUI Driver Could Remain On Probation

    Update: “Affluenza” DUI Driver Could Remain On Probation
    Judges will often waive jail time and place drivers on probation when they’re charged with a first-offense DUI in Los Angeles. But some people don’t appreciate that kind of leniency; they take advantage of it. What’s worse,…
  • Feb 3

    Can Los Angeles DUI Drivers Be Guilty If They’re Not Driving?

    Can Los Angeles DUI Drivers Be Guilty If They’re Not Driving?
    When police arrest a driver on charges of DUI in Los Angeles and causing a death, you can generally assume that motorist was behind the wheel when the accident occurred. But James Ryan, a 28-year-old part-time student in New York, could face…
Rank this Week: 1957

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Te Deum

    Te Deum
    A friend sent a group of us a poem, "Te Deum" by Charles Reznicoff.Not because of victoriesI sing, having none, but for the common sunshine, the breeze, the largess of the spring.Not for victory but for the day's work done as well as I was…
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
  • Feb 2

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground
    It must be nice to have a slush fund.  Or you could think of it as not-so-petty cash.Turns out that Missouri pays cash for executions.  Chris McDaniel for Buzzfeed news:Shortly before each execution in Missouri, a high-ranking…
Rank this Week: 1132