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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)
    Section 15.02 of the Texas Penal Code makes criminal conspiracy a crime one level lower than the actual substantive offense. It states: "(a) A person commits criminal conspiracy if, with intent that a felony be committed: (1) he agrees with…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 4505

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan
    For most people facing a 1st offense DUI in Michigan, the case marks their first adult contact with the criminal justice system. The sense of apprehension about what will follow can fill the coming days with a sense of fear...
  • Jul 3

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture
    I have written rather extensively about the need to be eligible to file for and then win a Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance appeal. In this article, I want to begin with an example of how a little-known facet...
  • Jun 29

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case
    It is very easy to get caught up in legal and/or technical examinations of Michigan DUI charges. After all, everyone arrested for a drunk driving charge hopes that a sharp lawyer can find some problem with the evidence and get...
Rank this Week: 3980

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 1

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure
    This new Slate commentary by Robert J. Smith highlights that, despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Glossip upholding Oklahoma's execution protocol, at least some still believe there could soon be five SCOTUS votes to do away with the death…
  • Jul 1

    Want does Johnson mean for the past, present and future of the career offender guidelines?

    Want does Johnson mean for the past, present and future of the career offender guidelines?
    As first reported in this post, the the Supreme Court late last week in Johnson v. United States, No. 13-7120 (S. Ct. June 26, 2015) (available here), ruled that a key clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act violated "the...
  • Jul 1

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"
    The title of this post is the headline of this intriguing new BuzzFeed piece providing a "follow-the-money" update on who is really concerned about reversing or preserving the repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Here are…
Rank this Week: 160

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 1

    Six Hundred California Traffic Cases Under Review for Corruption

    Six Hundred California Traffic Cases Under Review for Corruption
    Hundreds of court cases in Orange County, California are under review amid allegations that someone forged court records to fix DUI and other traffic cases.  The FBI and Orange County prosecutors are…
  • Jun 9

    Illinois Bill Setting Legal Marijuana Limit Awaits Governor’s Signature

    Illinois Bill Setting Legal Marijuana Limit Awaits Governor’s Signature
    A bill setting 15 nanograms as the THC threshold for DUI-marijuana is awaiting the governor’s signature. Governor Rauner has 60 days to decide whether to sign it or veto it. Under the current law, a driver caught with any…
  • Jun 2

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Officer’s Reasonable Mistake of Law Can Justify Vehicle Stop

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Officer’s Reasonable Mistake of Law Can Justify Vehicle Stop
    The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that an officer’s objectively reasonable mistake of law may form the basis for a constitutionally valid vehicle stop.  Police officers stopped defendant Jose Gaytan, believing his…
Rank this Week: 4932

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1586

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
  • Jul 1

    What should you do if another driver tailgates your vehicle?

    What should you do if another driver tailgates your vehicle?
    One of the most frustrating behaviors to deal with when driving is tailgating, Not only is tailgating annoying, but it can also be dangerous, and can lead to a rear-end collision or one of many other auto accidents. Often, an incident of…
  • Jun 26

    I was struck by bus while walking. Can I sue the bus company?

    I was struck by bus while walking. Can I sue the bus company?
    Being struck by bus can result in very severe and permanent injuries, ranging from head injuries to broken bones to paralysis. If a bus has struck you while you were walking, we hope that your injuries aren’t that severe.If they are, we…
  • Jun 25

    What are some causes of train accidents?

    What are some causes of train accidents?
    There are dozens of causes of train accidents. From animals on the track to broken rails and malfunctioning signals, train accidents do happen. This is not a claim that the industry wants to announce, however when mass transit accidents…
Rank this Week: 734

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/
  • Jul 1

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution
    In early 1944, Nazi Germany (the polar opposite of a country based on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms) was struggling to retain all the territory it had captured since it conquered Western Europe and invaded the Soviet Union. Soviet…
  • Jun 25

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?
    We the People understand and appreciate that law enforcement’s job is to investigate crime by collecting evidence to be used in a criminal prosecution. In the DWI context, an officer’s primary goal is to generate evidence of a…
  • Jun 23

    Will the Test Refusal Law Fall on Its Face?

    Will the Test Refusal Law Fall on Its Face?
    Once again, we can see that the legal landscape is reaching one of those tipping points, where everything we thought we knew is turned on its head. The United States Supreme Court just issued a decision, in California v. Patel, that…
Rank this Week: 1071

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution
    In early 1944, Nazi Germany (the polar opposite of a country based on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms) was struggling to retain all the territory it had captured since it conquered Western Europe and invaded the Soviet Union. Soviet…
  • Jun 25

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?
    We the People understand and appreciate that law enforcement’s job is to investigate crime by collecting evidence to be used in a criminal prosecution. In the DWI context, an officer’s primary goal is to generate evidence of a…
  • Jun 23

    Will the Test Refusal Law Fall on Its Face?

    Will the Test Refusal Law Fall on Its Face?
    Once again, we can see that the legal landscape is reaching one of those tipping points, where everything we thought we knew is turned on its head. The United States Supreme Court just issued a decision, in California v. Patel, that…
Rank this Week: 3644

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 1

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie
    The following is a guest post by Connecticut Senior Assistant State's Attorney Harry Weller, commenting on Justice Breyer's dissenting opinion in Glossip v. Gross on Monday. The Connecticut Superior Court decision referred to is In re Death…
  • Jul 1

    Glossip v. Gross Podcast

    Glossip v. Gross Podcast
    For those of you who can't get enough of my commentary on Glossip v. Gross (and I know you're out there), yesterday's FedSoc teleforum is now available as a podcast.Seriously, I'm told that the number of downloads of the podcast...
  • Jul 1

    News Scan

    News Scan
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Rank this Week: 190

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jul 1

    Assisted Suicide in Utah

    Assisted Suicide in Utah
    A Logan, Utah man was arrested for reckless endangerment and some weapon charges after he assisted with the suicide of his friend. A 20 year old man dealing with depression accompanied some friends to the home of 48 year old David Schofield…
  • Jun 29

    Racial Hate Crime

    Racial Hate Crime
    The FBI issued a 2013 report (the most current documented hate crime information) which states that racial hate crimes accounted for 48.5% of all hate crimes nationwide. The FBI defines racial and other hate crimes as a crime against a person…
  • Jun 24

    Failed Banks in the United State

    Failed Banks in the United State
    According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), there are on record 540 failed banks in the United States since late 2000. Throughout the recent recession, bank failure spiked during 2010 with 157 going under in that one year…
Rank this Week: 5046

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Jul 1

    Drug Cartels in North Texas: Big Business and Felony Crime

    Drug Cartels in North Texas: Big Business and Felony Crime
    In Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the surrounding area here in North Texas, illegal drugs are a big (very big) business. Criminal defense lawyers here as well as police and prosecutors in both the state and federal systems understand in…
  • Jun 26

    Donley County 2nd Degree Money Laundering Reduced to Misdemeanor and Money Returned

    Donley County 2nd Degree Money Laundering Reduced to Misdemeanor and Money Returned
    Mr. Lowe’s client was stopped by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and later prosecuted by District Attorney Luke Inman of the 100th Judicial District of Texas (Carson County, Donley County, Hall County, Collingsworth County and Childress…
  • Jun 26

    Dallas Grand Jury “No Billed” Aggravated Sexual Assault

    Dallas Grand Jury “No Billed” Aggravated Sexual Assault
    Mr. Lowe’s client was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault by the Mesquite Police Department.  The client was accused of holding his ex hostage in his apartment and repeatedly raping her.  The complaining witness even had…
Rank this Week: 3994

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • Jun 16

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?
    Do you remember being a teenager and longing for your 21st birthday? The temptation of getting a fake ID was too much, and you finally caved in. Fast-forward 15 years later… You can potentially be charged with a felony or ……
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
Rank this Week: 3724

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/
  • Jul 1

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform
    Jonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted Grooming Tomorrow's Change Agents: The Role of Law Schools in Helping to Create a Just Society on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Numerous authorities have lamented the fact that…
  • Jul 1

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law
    Michael Heyman (The John Marshall Law School) has posted Clinging to the Common Law in an Age of Statutes: Criminal Law in the States (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Statutes and...
  • Jul 1

    Polinsky on Rewarding Good Behavior

    Polinsky on Rewarding Good Behavior
    A. Mitchell Polinsky (Stanford Law School) has posted Deterrence and the Optimality of Rewarding Prisoners for Good Behavior (International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this article I examine the…
Rank this Week: 161

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Two of today's decisions involve a…

    Two of today's decisions involve a question about the proper decision maker in § 2254 habeas cases for the stay-and-abeyance procedure described in Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005).  The third involves a collateral attack on a…
  • Jul 1

    In re United States, No. 14-70486 (M.…

    In re United States, No. 14-70486 (M. Smith with Friedland, concurrence by Wallace)--- The Ninth Circuit admonished a judge of the District of Nevada for his policy of denying pro hac vice admission to DOJ lawyers who were not members of the…
  • Jul 1

    In re Benvin, No. 14-72181 (per curiam;…

    In re Benvin, No. 14-72181 (per curiam; panel is O'Scannlain, Berzon, and Bybee) --- The Ninth Circuit granted a criminal defendant's request to reassign her case to a different district judge, holding that the assigned judge improperly…
Rank this Week: 519

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2680

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/
  • Jul 1

    Idaho State Police Release "Crime In Idaho 2014" Report

    Idaho State Police Release "Crime In Idaho 2014" Report
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer…
  • Jul 1

    ISP Plans "All Hands on Deck" Operation for July 2nd Travel Day and Provides Tips for a Safe Holiday Weekend

    ISP Plans "All Hands on Deck" Operation for July 2nd Travel Day and Provides Tips for a Safe Holiday Weekend
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 7/1/15 at 1:30 p.m. MERIDIAN - The 4th of July holiday…
  • Jun 30

    2 Vehicle crash I84 at Cole*correction*

    2 Vehicle crash I84 at Cole*correction*
    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.,…
Rank this Week: 4067

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Jul 1

    Updates on Cases, Media, Editing

    Updates on Cases, Media, Editing
    Today, I had the honor to be interviewed by Celeste Headlee, the host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought. We talked about the Georgia Supreme Court’s recent set of cases, both criminal and civil. Check out…
  • Apr 11

    The Importance of Lawyerly Agnosticism

    The Importance of Lawyerly Agnosticism
    Recently Scott Greenfield wrote about David Aylor’s rather noisy departure from accused murderer, Michael Slager’s case. So much went wrong and was analyzed in the post. But there’s one piece of it that I want to emphasize…
  • Apr 8

    A Connection and Valuable Lesson from the Alma Mater

    A Connection and Valuable Lesson from the Alma Mater
    Over the weekend, I received a package from my undergraduate school, Mercer University. Generally, when I receive correspondence from Mercer, Georgia State, or Emory, it’s alumni spam. This was in a hand-addressed manilla envelope. I…
Rank this Week: 3804

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana
    One of the main questions that comes up in a lot of marijuana cases that I defend is that the officer claims they smell the odor of marijuana, and that’s what gives them the right to search. Can you fight that kind of a search? Well,…
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
Rank this Week: 1207

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 4784

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 1

    "Rand Paul courts donors from marijuana industry"

    "Rand Paul courts donors from marijuana industry"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notabel new AP piece, which includes these passages: Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first…
  • Jul 1

    Ohio marijuana reform story getting even more dynamic and constitutionally complex

    Ohio marijuana reform story getting even more dynamic and constitutionally complex
    Regular readers know that I have been flagging Ohio as a state to watch closely in for the distinctive and dynamic marijuana reform discussions and debates taking place in the Buckeye State. This new report from Time with the latest news on…
  • Jul 1

    New and distinct marijuana reforms become effective today in Minnesota and Oregon

    New and distinct marijuana reforms become effective today in Minnesota and Oregon
    As reported in local pieces linked below, two notably different northern states have two notably different marijuana reforms becoming effective today: "Minnesota patients legally acquire marijuana for first time" "Q&A: Everything you need…
Rank this Week: 1926

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Mother and Son Apprehended by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego

    Mother and Son Apprehended by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego
    In a bizarre twist of events, a man named Richard Perillo was apprehended (arrested) by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego recently for a botched attempted-murder conspiracy.  Mr. Perillo and his mother, Renee Perillo, have been wanted in…
  • Jun 26

    State Legislatures Coming Down on Campus Rapes in California Universitie

    State Legislatures Coming Down on Campus Rapes in California Universitie
    Although the topic of campus rape has made national headlines, the state of California is no doubt the most aggressive when it comes to addressing sexual assault on campuses.  Last month, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and…
  • Jun 25

    California Attorney General Has Blocked Public Access to Data on Wiretapping

    California Attorney General Has Blocked Public Access to Data on Wiretapping
    In the government’s latest assault on civil rights, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced a new policy last month that the California Department of Justice (“CADOJ”) will only be issuing its annual reports…
Rank this Week: 770

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1879

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Jul 1

    Should I Take a Plea Bargain for a Sex Crime?

    Should I Take a Plea Bargain for a Sex Crime?
    A defendant who is charged with a sex crime in Texas may be facing some serious legal penalties. These penalties can include jail time, fines and sex offender registration. One way to avoid the full extent of these possible penalties is to…
  • Jun 24

    How to Appeal Registration as a Sex Offender

    How to Appeal Registration as a Sex Offender
    After a conviction for a sex crime has been handed down, it may be possible for the defendant to file an appeal. An appeal is a legal action that involves the defendant submitting a request to the court to overturn their conviction. The…
  • Jun 17

    Expunging Sex Crimes in Texa

    Expunging Sex Crimes in Texa
    People who have been charged with sex crimes in Texas may wonder if they will ever be able to have the charges removed from their criminal record. Expungement is a legal process that allows a criminal record to effectively be erased. If…
Rank this Week: 1902

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?
    Now that gays are guaranteed the right to marry and protected by the US Constitution, would it be illegal for a county clerk to refuse to offer a gay couple a marriage license? Has Ken Paxton (our admitted felon AG) opened up county clerks…
  • Jun 22

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold
    Oh the Blue Warrant, the enemy of all those who are on paper. A blue warrant is what we call a warrant issued for a parole violation. Allegedly, they used to be on blue paper, hence the name. Abbott’s magic pen recently signed SB790, so…
  • Jun 10

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test
    You’d think we were all watching different videos given the reaction to the McKinney pool party videos. Conservatives and authoritarians lining up to defend Casebolt against the THUGS (which feels like a substitute for a racial slur)…
Rank this Week: 381

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 736

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 1

    Indonesia Refused U.S. Request in Fight Against ISIS

    Indonesia Refused U.S. Request in Fight Against ISIS
    Indonesia's former foreign minister says the U.S. asked Indonesia to send ground troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, and it refused: It didn't want to upset "radical Muslims" at home. Indonesia was asked by the United States to send troops…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug
    In a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma's use of midazolam in executions. The reasoning: Alito said the prisoners failed to identify a “known and available alternative method of execution…
Rank this Week: 4

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Mom Charged With DUI After Hit-And-Run, Four Children In Car

    Mom Charged With DUI After Hit-And-Run, Four Children In Car
    Adrienne Young, 32, was charged with DUI on June 26 for allegedly committing a hit-and-run in Hendersonville, TN after taking opioid pills while driving with her four children. Young currently faces seven total charges, of which includes…
  • Jun 26

    DUI Suspect Wrecks Maserati, Offers To Kiss Officer’s Feet

    DUI Suspect Wrecks Maserati, Offers To Kiss Officer’s Feet
    A Florida man is facing DUI charges after causing $40,500 worth of damages after crashing his Maserati into two other vehicles and a utility pole. The man, 35-year old Gobind Singh allegedly admitted to drinking two beers and a shot of vodka…
  • Jun 25

    Silver Spring Man Sentenced For DUI After 9 Years On The Run

    Silver Spring Man Sentenced For DUI After 9 Years On The Run
    A Maryland resident responsible for the death of a retired policeman in 2006 was finally sentenced Wednesday after spending the last nine years on the run. Wilfred Olalo received the maximum sentence and is set to serve 3 years and 60 days…
Rank this Week: 355

Peter Albani Law Blog

Peter Albani Law Blog

Covers criminal laws and the legal processes in Denver, CO.

http://www.peteralbanilaw.com/denver-criminal-defense-blog/
  • Jul 1

    Common Sex Assault Questions About Consent And Intoxication

    Common Sex Assault Questions About Consent And Intoxication
    Sexual assault is a topic that can make many people feel uncomfortable. It is one that many people have a strong opinion about, especially when it comes to issues around what constitutes “consent”. When one or both people have…
  • Jun 2

    When To Hire A Denver DUI Attorney

    When To Hire A Denver DUI Attorney
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Colorado, you may be wondering when to hire a Denver DUI attorney. It may be tempting to try to resolve the situation yourself in an attempt to just make the matter “go away,” either by…
  • Apr 28

    WHAT IS COLORADO’S CHILD HEARSAY LAW?

    WHAT IS COLORADO’S CHILD HEARSAY LAW?
     In Colorado, the Child Hearsay Statute is designed to aid the prosecution of Sexual Assault on a Child and Child Abuse cases. If you, or a loved one, or a friend are charged with Sexual Assault on a Child, Sex Assault on a Child –…
Rank this Week: 1969

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    A Brief Overview of the Most Important Parts of a New York State Traffic Ticket

    A Brief Overview of the Most Important Parts of a New York State Traffic Ticket
    New York State does not make their speeding and traffic tickets simple and easy to understand and digest, yet it is important to understand the content of your ticket since many of your rights and obligations are contained therein. Inasmuch…
  • Jun 30

    It’s official – it is thoroughly legal to curse at the police in New York State

    It’s official – it is thoroughly legal to curse at the police in New York State
    On June 25, 2015, the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State, reversed the conviction of disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree against one Richard Gonzalez in the…
  • Jun 29

    What Fighting a ticket in a NY Traffic Court and Muhammad Ali have In Common

    What Fighting a ticket in a NY Traffic Court and Muhammad Ali have In Common
    Muhammad Ali. Unquestionably one of the greatest fighters of all time. Confident, skilled, and fierce, he fought for 21 years. But it’s not the sheer skill and brutality of a young Muhammad Ali that creates commonalities…
Rank this Week: 1167

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4857

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again
    I’ve posted repeatedly in the past about the inaccuracy and unreliability of breath and blood alcohol testing in crime labs.  See, for example, How Breathalyzers Work (and Why They Don’t) and Report: Breathalyzers…
  • Jun 22

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver
    Wallethub.com, a financial services website, has attempted to rank states based on how tough and lenient their laws are on DUI offenders. Wallethub cited a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistic that 31 percent of motor…
  • Jun 19

    “The War on Drunk Driving Continues”…

    “The War on Drunk Driving Continues”…
    I’ve railed repeatedly in past posts about the unfairness and constitutional costs of MADD’s so-called "War on Drunk Driving".  See, for example, The Futility and Costs of the "War on Drunk Driving"; Another Weapon in the…
Rank this Week: 384

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 255

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jul 1

    On Same-Sex Marriage

    On Same-Sex Marriage
    In 1952 William Rehnquist, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, wrote a memo he called “A Random Thought on the Segregation Cases”.  At that time, Rehnquist was clerking on the Supreme Court for Justice Robert…
  • Jun 19

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina
    The other night a 21 year old white male shot up a church and killed 9 people, all of whom were black.  Reports soon followed that depicted the shooter as a white supremacist.  He favored decorative license plates bearing…
  • Mar 12

    A Spirit of Prudence

    A Spirit of Prudence
    When I was a kid, I had a small, portable radio that looked like a hamburger.  I took it everywhere with me: to the bathroom, in the car, on family outings.  During the summer, I would put it under my … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4364

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. “Access to better data means lenders can now make informed decisions. This integration is a perfect marriage of blending  appraisal quality scores with appraiser credentials. After all, honest and…
  • Jul 1

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Freddie Mac, has not seen a recent spike in occupancy fraud, “but it’s always been a consistent misrepresentation in loan files and we’re concerned about it” The post Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diana Yates, former Chief Financial Officer of the Bank of Oswego (Oregon), Sherwood, Oregon and Dan Heine, former Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Oswego, Naples, Florida, were indicted by a grand jury and charged…
Rank this Week: 2

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jul 1

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue
    Joshua Adam Engel has been featured in a number of recent media articles on Title IX issues. Including: New York Times: Members of this small but fast-growing legal specialty say the problem dates to 2011, when the Education Department…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
Rank this Week: 3260

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 2041

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/
  • Jul 1

    Criminal justice reform accomplishments from the 84th Texas Legislature

    Criminal justice reform accomplishments from the 84th Texas Legislature
    Grits had earlier suggested that the 84th Texas Legislature was characterized mainly by missed opportunities on criminal justice reform, and part of me still feels that way: I remain unhappy that they failed to do much to curb police abuses…
  • Jun 30

    On forensic oversight, backlogs, and prospects for revenge-porn statute's constitutionality

    On forensic oversight, backlogs, and prospects for revenge-porn statute's constitutionality
    As I head out of town again for a couple of days, here are a few items which merit Grits readers attention:Anthony Graves' appointment to the Houston crime lab board has been making headlines. Perhaps just as significant, his attorney Nicole…
  • Jun 30

    Official planning to reduce pretrial detention

    Official planning to reduce pretrial detention
    While attention nationally has been focused on creative solutions to pretrial detention at Rikers Island, a number of advocates I know have already been abuzz about this Texas news reported in the Houston Chronicle (June 28): "Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 177

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Jul 1

    False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For False Imprisonment in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County In Florida, we frequently see the violent felony offenses of False Imprisonment & Kidnapping charged in correlation…
  • Jun 24

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For Kidnapping in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Statute 787.01 defines kidnapping as a person without legal authority, to forcibly, secretly or by threat, confine,…
  • Jun 16

    Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For Stalking in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Law defines stalking (Fla. Stat. §784.048(2)) as engaging in a course of conduct, such as willfully, maliciously and…
Rank this Week: 1918

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint
    On June 25, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Consumer Complaint Database went live to provide the general public with enhanced access to consumer complaints. Since March 2015, complainants have been able…
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company
    Putting the brakes on what it viewed as aggressive debt-collection tactics, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed suit in Ohio federal court on June 17, 2015, against Security National Automotive Acceptance Company LLC (SNAAC)…
  • Jun 29

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period
    The CFPB announced on June 17 that it would delay the effective date of the “Know Before You Owe” rule until October 1, 2015. However, the proposed rule issued by the Bureau on June 25 now delays the effective date to Saturday,…
Rank this Week: 1916

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/
  • Jul 1

    Proper Procedure for Aggravating Factor

    Proper Procedure for Aggravating Factor
    Not many sentences come from the aggravated range—four percent in Fiscal Year 2013/14, according to the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission. But when you use the aggravated range, you want to make sure to do it…
  • Jun 30

    It’s Time to Register Your Moped

    It’s Time to Register Your Moped
    Beginning tomorrow, mopeds must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles to be lawfully operated on the state’s roadways. This post addresses several questions that have arisen regarding this new requirement.  What’s…
  • Jun 29

    The North Carolina Criminal Self-Dealing Statute: Five Things You Should Know

    The North Carolina Criminal Self-Dealing Statute: Five Things You Should Know
    My colleague Frayda Bluestein recently wrote a post with the above title on the School of Government’s local government blog. Her post begins as follows: In North Carolina, it is a crime for certain public officials and employees…
Rank this Week: 3335

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4747

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/
  • Jul 1

    The Banality of Samantha Hill

    The Banality of Samantha Hill
    Apparently I was mistaken.I was deeply moved by the families of the victims of the Charleston killings.  I thought it a wondrous thing, not to forget, but to forgive.  To return mercy for hatred.  That's a theme here, of…
  • Jun 30

    1 +1 +1 +1 +1 = 5

    1 +1 +1 +1 +1 = 5
    I have spent a lot of time in the last week speaking with people who had the good sense not to go to law school.  Bright people.  Educated people, many of them.  Folks who know more, far more, than the general public about our…
  • Jun 26

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i
    For the last couple of days, I've been attending the annual conference of Reform Sex Offender Laws. RSOL brings together lawyers, scholars, activists, sex offenders and, especially, the unrecognized victims of the crimes of sex offenders,…
Rank this Week: 4419

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 1

    For $167,000, You Too Can Call A Woman A “Chick”

    For $167,000, You Too Can Call A Woman A “Chick”
    Try as he might, Nevada State Trooper Greg Monroe could not come up with a sufficient reason to search Straughn Gorman’s RV.  It seems almost impossible to believe, but it’s true.  And yet, his tenacity was a thing to…
  • Jul 1

    The Price of Transparency in McKinney

    The Price of Transparency in McKinney
    Among the many quick and easy answers people come up with when faced with an information gap is the knee-jerk, FOIL it!  Because there’s a law that says information wants to be free, and if there’s a law, then it must work.…
  • Jun 30

    Disrespectful, Discourteous & Annoying? Bummer

    Disrespectful, Discourteous & Annoying? Bummer
    Like the ends of a vise squeezing, squeezing the delicate ears of the middle of our great nation, the highest courts in Washington State and New York have confirmed what should never have been a question: cursing at a cop is not a crime.…
Rank this Week: 36

Richard B. Huttner Blog

Richard B. Huttner Blog

Provides information on Denver criminal defense.

http://www.criminallawyerdenver.com/denver-criminal-defense-blog/
  • Jul 1

    Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Violence? What To Do

    Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Violence? What To Do
    No one ever wants to be put in the position of being wrongfully accused of domestic violence but if you find yourself in this situation, the decisions you make about how you conduct yourself can make a big difference in how your case is dealt…
  • Jun 2

    Misdemeanor DUI vs. Felony DUI in Colorado

    Misdemeanor DUI vs. Felony DUI in Colorado
    In Colorado, a DUI can be considered either a felony or a misdemeanor crime. No matter how it is being treated, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting expert advice from a Denver DUI attorney and understand the differences…
  • Apr 25

    Felony DUI Charges and How Your DUI Lawyer Can Help

    Felony DUI Charges and How Your DUI Lawyer Can Help
    What is a DUI? Colorado law enforcement refers to drunk driving offenses as either DUI (Driving Under the Influence), triggered by .08% or higher Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), or DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired), triggered by .05%…
Rank this Week: 1444

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny
    After Charleston Alexandria Williams, Jr. “was convicted in a bench trial of grand larceny in violation of [Virginia] Code § 18.2–95”, he appealed.  Williams v. Commonwealth, 2015 WL 1782088 (Court of Appeals…
  • Jun 29

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
  • Jun 26

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program
    After a jury convicted Tracy T. Rowe of one count of burglary, in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12, and the judge sentenced him to “eight years in prison for the conviction”, he appealed.  State v. Rowe,…
Rank this Week: 2125