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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 3

    Capers on Race, Policing, and Technology

    Capers on Race, Policing, and Technology
    I. Bennett Capers (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Race, Policing, and Technology (North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I am a black man. So begins the essay, “Race, Policing, and Technology,” which makes…
  • May 3

    Rubin on Penal Change as Penal Layering

    Rubin on Penal Change as Penal Layering
    Ashley T. Rubin (University of Toronto at Mississauga) has posted Penal Change as Penal Layering: A Case Study of Proto-Prison Adoption and Capital Punishment Reduction, 1785-1822 (Punishment & Society, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 3

    Wright & Puppe on Causation

    Wright & Puppe on Causation
    Richard W. Wright and Ingeborg Puppe (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law and University of Bonn - Department of Law) have posted Causation: Linguistic, Philosophical, Legal and Economic (Chicago-Kent Law Review,…
Rank this Week: 2485

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2458

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • May 3

    Can I Still Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer if I’ve Started Working With the Insurance Company?

    Can I Still Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer if I’ve Started Working With the Insurance Company?
    You’ve recently suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence. Now, deep in discussion with the responsible party’s insurance company, you have come to realize that the compensation they offer is nothing close…
  • Apr 27

    What is Contraband?

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

    Attorney-Client Privilege in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Attorney-Client Privilege in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    As you proceed through your personal injury lawsuit, you are likely to have a few privacy concerns. There are often embarrassing facts or statistics that for any number of reasons you’d rather keep to yourself. Although your desire for…
Rank this Week: 3679

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    JUDGES SARDUY & KELLY HAVE OPPONENTS, JUDGE SAYFIE DOES NOT .....

    JUDGES SARDUY & KELLY HAVE OPPONENTS, JUDGE SAYFIE DOES NOT .....
    This is Rumpole. We want to thank the Captain for doing a great job staying on top of this ever-changing judicial election landscape. The thought that comes to us is....where is Albert Zemlock when you need him?THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING…
  • May 2

    JUDGE ROSA RODRIGUEZ DRAWS AN OPPONENT .....

    JUDGE ROSA RODRIGUEZ DRAWS AN OPPONENT .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS CONTINUES ... JUDGE ROSA RODRIGUEZ HAS OPPOSITION .....In what's now becoming a regular occurrence over the past few days, another long time Incumbent Judge has drawn an opponent.Early on it was the likes of…
  • May 2

    NEW STUFF

    NEW STUFF
    El Chapo cafe at the REGJB is now open for business. There was a soft-no-announce opening last week. Probably because the coffee was horrible and the food worse, and there wasn't- according to reports- a lot available. Judge Sayfie still…
Rank this Week: 213

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1497

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 3

    Indiana Exit Polling and Result

    Indiana Exit Polling and Result
    Here's a thread for Indiana results. Indiana is in two time zones, so some polls close at 6 pm and others at 7pm. CBS early exit polling for Republicans: Early exit polling data finds a majority of Indiana GOP primary voters are…
  • May 3

    ISIS: Third U.S. Combat Death in Iraq

    ISIS: Third U.S. Combat Death in Iraq
    The U.S. has confirmed a navy SEAL was killed today by ISIS fire. On Tuesday, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed by “direct fire” about three miles from the front lines north of Mosul after Islamic State fighters penetrated…
  • May 3

    Indiana and Beyond: Republicans to Get Trump'd

    Indiana and Beyond: Republicans to Get Trump'd
    As Ted Cruz and Donald Trump wade into the mud with their personal attacks against each other, Republicans are coming to grips with the realization that Donald Trump will be their nominee. Former John McCain top advisor Mark Salter says…
Rank this Week: 3

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • May 3

    Update: the George Tillman Case

    Update: the George Tillman Case
    George Tillman was buried this past Saturday after an emotional funeral at the New Jerusalem Worship Center in Jamaica, Queens.  George was shot 13 times, including once in the head, after multiple members of the NYPD approached him…
  • Apr 26

    The Family of George Tillman — Killed By the NYPD — Hires Jeffrey Lichtman

    The Family of George Tillman — Killed By the NYPD — Hires Jeffrey Lichtman
    The family of George Tillman has hired the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman and the Law Office of Marc Fernich to investigate the circumstances surrounding the killing of Mr. Tillman by four NYPD officers during the early morning hours of…
  • Apr 19

    Facing a 20 Year Minimum Prison Sentence At Indictment — And Walked Out with a 36 Month Sentence

    Facing a 20 Year Minimum Prison Sentence At Indictment — And Walked Out with a 36 Month Sentence
    Last week we represented a client at a federal sentencing in the Southern District of New York who was charged with Kidnapping; the client received a 36 month sentence, despite the fact that he was initially facing a 20 year…
Rank this Week: 1788

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • May 3

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged
    A new Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission report released last month examined juvenile expungements from 2004 to 2014. It concluded that only three records for every 1000 juvenile arrests are expunged including those cases that are…
  • Mar 29

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016
    The number of shootings in the first three months of 2016 is the highest of the decade in Chicago. At least 775 people have been shot in the city, which is up 80 percent from last year. As of March 28, there were at least 650 separate…
  • Mar 17

    Foxx and Brown Win Democratic Nominations in Illinoi

    Foxx and Brown Win Democratic Nominations in Illinoi
    Kim Foxx will be the democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney, defeating current State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Alvarez came under fire after waiting a year to file murder charges against an officer accused of…
Rank this Week: 4941

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3590

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/
Rank this Week: 470

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • May 3

    Pat Frisks When Suspected of Possessing a Firearm in Massachusett

    Pat Frisks When Suspected of Possessing a Firearm in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Bouyer, a Massachusetts defendant appealed from convictions of possessing a loaded firearm, possessing ammunition without a firearm card, and carrying a firearm without a license to do so. The case arose at around 12:20…
  • May 3

    Trespassing and Larceny in Massachusett

    Trespassing and Larceny in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Bermudez, a Massachusetts defendant appealed from his convictions of trespass under M.G. L. c. 266, § 120 and larceny of property over $250 under M.G. L. c. 266, § 30(1). Both convictions arose after the defendant…
  • May 3

    Sentencing for Receipt of Stolen Goods in Massachusett

    Sentencing for Receipt of Stolen Goods in Massachusett
    In the recent Massachusetts case of Commonwealth v. Lemery, the defendant appealed from a conviction of receiving stolen goods worth over $250. She argued on appeal that there was insufficient evidence to support her conviction, that the…
Rank this Week: 3084

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 3

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Finds No Error in Admitting Defendant’s Prior DUI Conviction into Evidence

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Finds No Error in Admitting Defendant’s Prior DUI Conviction into Evidence
    Matthew Scott Diehl appealed from his 9 1/2 to 19 years’ sentence after a jury convicted him of various DUI-related charges, including homicide by vehicle while DUI and third-degree murder. Diehl contended the trial court erred when it…
  • May 2

    DUI CHECKPOINTS

    DUI CHECKPOINTS
    As we move into the month of May and the days begin to get longer, more and more people will begin to enjoy the weather outside and spend much more time on the road. Law Enforcement agencies all over Pennsylvania will also begin to set up…
  • Apr 18

    PA Medical Marijuana & DUI

    PA Medical Marijuana & DUI
    Pennsylvania is now one of twenty four (24) states to legalize medical marijuana.  Just yesterday Governor Tom Wolf signed this bill into law.  The bill goes into detail on just how patients can take the marijuana if prescribed…
Rank this Week: 182

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 3

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Va. Gov Sued for Allowing Felons to Vote:  Republican lawmakers in Virginia announced Monday that they are pursuing legal action against Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his decision to restore the voting rights of thousands of felons. …
  • May 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    High Court Turns Away CA Death Penalty Challenge:  The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to California's death penalty system after an Orange County murderer filed an appeal arguing that waiting decades on death row results in…
  • May 2

    Kickbacks and Conspiracie

    Kickbacks and Conspiracie
    The U.S. Supreme Court, 5-3, upheld a conviction for conspiracy to violate the Hobbs Act, the federal extortion law, in a case involving a kickback scheme in which crooked police officers referred damaged cars to a particular body shop in...
Rank this Week: 245

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 1585

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/
  • May 3

    Nobody trying very hard to distribute crime victim restitution

    Nobody trying very hard to distribute crime victim restitution
    Grits was glad KXAN-TV published their story on unclaimed awards to crime victims, but the "gotcha" journalism approach aimed at the local probation department was misplaced. They reported that "a KXAN Investigation discovered $22 million…
  • May 2

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi
    Texas' failure to finance mental-health services to sufficiently supply the vast volumes demanded by the justice system - in particular "forensic" beds for competency restoration at state mental hospitals - belatedly is receiving attention.…
  • Apr 30

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005
    Texas prisons released 52 percent more prisoners convicted of violent offenses in FY 2014 than in FY 2005, according to the TDCJ annual statistical reports from those years. Comparing the number of people released in those two years we…
Rank this Week: 207

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • May 3

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
  • Apr 13

    Say It Plain

    Say It Plain
    I came across a video clip the other day.  It was shot inside a Florida Starbucks and showed a woman telling off the Governor there who had come inside the Starbucks with a retinue of aides and guards to, I … Continue reading…
  • Feb 19

    At Least We’re Not Earth

    At Least We’re Not Earth
    Here’s a premise for a movie: The Chinese become the first ones to discover the existence of alien life forms in outer space.  Without telling anyone they develop the capability to track down and capture these alien life forms and…
Rank this Week: 3882

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/
  • May 3

    A Rare Opinion on Criminal Discovery in North Carolina

    A Rare Opinion on Criminal Discovery in North Carolina
    There seem to be fewer and fewer reported decisions about criminal discovery in North Carolina. A recent North Carolina Supreme Court decision finding a discovery violation by the prosecution, State v. Davis (Apr. 15, 2016), made me wonder…
  • May 2

    Sentencing Commission Recidivism Report Available

    Sentencing Commission Recidivism Report Available
    The North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission and the Division of Adult Correction recently released their Correctional Program Evaluation: Offenders Placed on Probation or Released from Prison in FY 2013—known better as…
  • Apr 29

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The North Carolina General Assembly’s short session began Monday.  On the first day of the session, supporters and opponents of HB2 held well attended dueling rallies in Raleigh according to this report from the Charlotte Business…
Rank this Week: 3265

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • May 3

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Myth

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Myth
    There are countless “myths” regarding criminal defense lawyers that run the gamut.  Many people who’ve never dealt with a criminal attorney view them as somewhat shady (after all, who would represent a criminal?) or as…
  • Apr 29

    Voice Technology Helping Law Firms Become More Efficient

    Voice Technology Helping Law Firms Become More Efficient
    In the “old days” so to speak, law firms relied on their secretaries or administrative assistants to take dictation before typing out memos, letters, and other documents.  Even over the last decade, it’s amazing how…
  • Apr 27

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court
    Many people are not aware of the fact that Michigan trial courts include the circuit, district, and probate courts.  All of the courts serve different purposes, however the district court is the one most are familiar with and is often…
Rank this Week: 3064

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • May 3

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged
    I am hit so hard that my boot flies off as I fall backward. The boot slides across the bricks out onto the street. Our dog scampers after it.  She thinks we are playing. I should have seen... Read More
  • Apr 27

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial

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

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer-Reviewed
    Q:            Based on your training, officer, you are aware that the SFSTs have never been peer reviewed, right? A:           …
Rank this Week: 4009

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: 3182

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • May 3

    Petit Theft and its Collateral Consequences…

    Petit Theft and its Collateral Consequences…
    It was only $23 worth of merchandise. The very charge has the word “petit” in it. Why is this a big deal? The State as offered an adjudication of guilt and nominal court costs, shouldn’t I just accept that and walk away? Not…
  • Dec 21

    Darth Vader Indicted in Middle District of Florida

    Darth Vader Indicted in Middle District of Florida
    Darth Vader of Death Star, Space, 45 years old, was indicted last week in the Middle District of Florida for allegedly violating the RICO act, Conspiracy, Committing Acts of Terrorism Transcending National Boundaries, Murder, loitering and…
  • Sep 23

    Tampa Area Woman Charged With Domestic Battery For Grabbing Husband’s Genital

    Tampa Area Woman Charged With Domestic Battery For Grabbing Husband’s Genital
    Ah, the wonderful world of divorce and the precipitating domestic violence allegations that often accompany it. While not an uncommon crime, allegations occurring 6,834 times in Pinellas County last year and 6,387 times in Hillsborough County…
Rank this Week: 3397

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • May 3

    Minnesota Among Lowest in Nation in DUI Risk

    Minnesota Among Lowest in Nation in DUI Risk
    Everyone knows that drunk driving is a risky choice that can have life altering consequences, and it’s no surprise that DUIs are more problematic in some areas than in others. To get a better idea of where you’re most likely…
  • May 2

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline
    After weeks of debating and compromising, law enforcement members, defense attorneys and lawmakers have reached an agreement to revamp drug laws and sentencing guidelines for the first time in 27 years. There was much debate about revamping…
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
Rank this Week: 3428

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/
  • May 3

    Minnesota Among Lowest in Nation in DUI Risk

    Minnesota Among Lowest in Nation in DUI Risk
    Everyone knows that drunk driving is a risky choice that can have life altering consequences, and it’s no surprise that DUIs are more problematic in some areas than in others. To get a better idea of where you’re most likely…
  • May 2

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline
    After weeks of debating and compromising, law enforcement members, defense attorneys and lawmakers have reached an agreement to revamp drug laws and sentencing guidelines for the first time in 27 years. There was much debate about revamping…
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
Rank this Week: 2991

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1793

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/
  • May 3

    St. Pete Police Arrest Man Accused of Running $1 Million Marijuana Operation

    St. Pete Police Arrest Man Accused of Running $1 Million Marijuana Operation
    Detectives arrested a St. Petersburg man who was allegedly running a drug operation involving more than $1 million worth of marijuana. The 24-year-old is facing charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and being a felon in…
  • Apr 28

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute
    A former Miami-Dade County police director and mayor is facing a domestic violence-related charge following a fight with his longtime girlfriend. A Coral Gables police report claims the man turned himself in Wednesday, and he was charged with…
  • Apr 21

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust
    A South Florida police officer has been fired after authorities allege he got caught up in an undercover prostitution sting. According to a Boynton Beach police spokeswoman, the man was fired last week. The eight-year veteran has been on paid…
Rank this Week: 1012

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/
  • May 3

    JSO officer charged with theft charges, but will not face sex charges in Duval County

    JSO officer charged with theft charges, but will not face sex charges in Duval County
    A Jacksonville police officer is facing several criminal charges stemming from separate alleged incidents.  According to a report in the Florida Times Union, the officer of fourteen years is charged with grand theft, petit theft and…
  • Apr 29

    Jacksonville police officer terminated after battering a handcuffed woman

    Jacksonville police officer terminated after battering a handcuffed woman
    A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office police officer has been fired after being arrested for beating a woman in custody, according to an article in the Florida Times Union.  The officer was at the base of the jail in the intake area with…
  • Apr 25

    Jacksonville man arrested after child in his custody passes away

    Jacksonville man arrested after child in his custody passes away
    A man is being held in the Pretrial Detention Facility after being charged with aggravated child abuse in Jacksonville.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the mother of the child left her boyfriend, the accused, home…
Rank this Week: 286

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 3

    Turley’s War on the Skies (and everywhere else)

    Turley’s War on the Skies (and everywhere else)
    What sort of whiny terrorist sympathizer would complain about waiting three hours on a TSA security line, just because they’ve yet to stop any terrorist ever?  What about the children? You have likely been reading about the…
  • May 3

    Rule 41, When Any Judge Will Do

    Rule 41, When Any Judge Will Do
    The concept of geographical jurisdiction of Magistrate Judges will be a faint memory if Chief Justice John Roberts gets his way. He’s forwarded proposed changes to Congress to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal…
  • May 2

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric
    At Cato At Liberty, Walter Olson raises a vexing problem that often flies under everyone’s radar. There’s a “legal system” for corporations that’s largely distinct from the one regular folks get to see, or even…
Rank this Week: 156

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
  • May 3

    So Many Sources of Information, So Little Time

    So Many Sources of Information, So Little Time
    Private and public records offer a wealth of information to fraud investigators On Balance – The Magazine for Wisconsin CPAs Without information, a fraud investigation goes nowhere. There are abundant sources of information on people…
  • Apr 28

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

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

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

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)
    Why should a taxpayer use the services of a forensic accountant when being audited or under criminal investigation? Tracy Coenen talks about the expertise a forensic accountant can bring to the case, specifically in evaluating the methods…
Rank this Week: 96

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2141

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/
  • May 3

    Bringing Values Back

    Bringing Values Back
    Cecilia Klingele, The Promises and Perils of Evidence-Based Corrections, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 101 (2015).Mary FanTo build coalitions on controversial issues where worldviews collide, you have to search for common or at least less…
  • May 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
Rank this Week: 4464

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • May 2

    Why Do Some Domestic Violence Victims Remain Silent?

    Why Do Some Domestic Violence Victims Remain Silent?
    There are many reasons why people choose to stay in a domestic violence situation.
  • Apr 26

    Domestic Violence – Risk Factors and Protective Measure

    Domestic Violence – Risk Factors and Protective Measure
    One of the worst tragedies in our society today is that of domestic violence. One of the most surprising statistics that you can find if you look is that every 37.8 seconds there is a man being physically abused. This is surprising because…
  • Apr 25

    What is Rising BAC and How Can It Help You with Your Washington DUI Charge

    What is Rising BAC and How Can It Help You with Your Washington DUI Charge
    Are you having a crisis moment? The worst scenario happened. You drove. You got taken to the station. You were given a BAC test. Then you tested over the Washington legal limit of .08. Now you probably do not feel like fighting. What you are…
Rank this Week: 1795

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
  • May 2

    Journalism Is Not a Crime

    Journalism Is Not a Crime
    Journalism is not a crime, yet the principles of free speech and a free press are threatened right across the world. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, we’re highlighting nine cases of journalists who have been locked up,…
  • Apr 29

    Making for a Just World

    Making for a Just World
    In Canvases of Courage, a documentary about artists working to advance global human rights, Jérôme Lagarrigue 96 IL (above) speaks about how his own experience surviving a hate crime in the 1980s inspired him to advocate for…
  • Apr 28

    CIA Torture Just Got One Step Closer to Facing Accountability

    CIA Torture Just Got One Step Closer to Facing Accountability
    In an unprecedented victory for torture accountability, the U.S. Justice Department decided not to block a private lawsuit from going forward, and to actually allow survivors and victims of CIA torture to have their their day in court.
Rank this Week: 216

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4821

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/
  • May 2

    High on Aerosol Dust Clean? No DUI Charges with Synthetic Drug

    High on Aerosol Dust Clean? No DUI Charges with Synthetic Drug
    Synthetic drugs are causing a real dilemma for states striving to enforce laws against driving under the influence. Depending on the type of drug a driver uses to get high, prosecutors can find it next to impossible to obtain a DUI…
  • Apr 29

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three
    There’s often some sense of relief when a driver convicted of multiple deaths due to DUI in Los Angeles goes to jail; at least that person will be off the road for a few years. But in Anderson County, South Carolina, a recent DUI…
  • Apr 27

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction
    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge…
Rank this Week: 858

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: 2849

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/
  • May 2

    Idaho State Brand Inspector Resigns After Criminal Charges Are Filed

    Idaho State Brand Inspector Resigns After Criminal Charges Are Filed
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer…
  • May 2

    Commercial Vehicle crash blocks US-95

    Commercial Vehicle crash blocks US-95
    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.,…
  • May 1

    *FINAL UPDATE* Injury Crash in Bannock County

    *FINAL UPDATE* Injury Crash in Bannock County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 4788

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 2

    Utah Woman Charged With Child Kidnapping Her Own Grandson

    Utah Woman Charged With Child Kidnapping Her Own Grandson
    A Heber, Utah woman was arrested and charged with child kidnapping after she took her own grandson and fled the state. Unauthorized trip with Grandma 56 year old Donna E. Jones was arrested last week after she took her almost 2 year old…
  • Apr 25

    Felony Child Endangerment for Drugs in Reach of Children

    Felony Child Endangerment for Drugs in Reach of Children
    Two individuals from American Fork Utah are facing a variety of drug charges along with felony child endangerment for storing drugs within the reach of children in the home. Other people’s children 25 year old Zachery Walters and 24…
  • Apr 20

    Utah Ex-Con Charged with Gruesome Murder in Washington

    Utah Ex-Con Charged with Gruesome Murder in Washington
    An ex-con who had served time in a Utah State Prison was charged with the gruesome murder of a Washington State woman last Monday. Murder and dismemberment 37 year old John Robert Charlton was charged with the murder of Ingrid Lyne of Renton,…
Rank this Week: 4959

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • May 2

    New Mexico and MADD take to Shaming Drunk Drivers on Twitter

    New Mexico and MADD take to Shaming Drunk Drivers on Twitter
    We live in a digital era where everything, literally everything, can get posted for the world to see. Social media outlets like Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter can let anyone know where you live and work, who you’re associated with, and…
  • Apr 26

    What Happens when a DUI Causes Injury to Someone?

    What Happens when a DUI Causes Injury to Someone?
    Typically, a California DUI of either alcohol or marijuana is charged as a misdemeanor when the DUI does not involve injuries to anyone other than the driver. Given the fact that alcohol impairs a person’s ability to operate a vehicle…
  • Apr 22

    Idaho Court: Cops Can’t Forcefully Draw Blood

    Idaho Court: Cops Can’t Forcefully Draw Blood
    Hours before the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments as to whether refusing to submit to blood-alcohol testing could be criminally prosecuted (see my post yesterday, Supreme Court Dubious of Making Refusal to Give Blood Sample a…
Rank this Week: 241

The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

Answers common questions about arrest and court proceedings for Columbus, Ohio residents

http://www.columbuscriminaldefenseattorney.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • May 2

    Must You Get Out Of Your Car During A Traffic Stop? Police Interaction, Part IX

    Must You Get Out Of Your Car During A Traffic Stop? Police Interaction, Part IX
    Must You Get Out Of Your Car During A Traffic Stop?  Police Interaction, Part IX By Benjamin A. Tracy, Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Rights Attorney This is the ninth part in a series of posts about what legal obligations…
  • May 2

    What is the age of consent for sex in Ohio?

    What is the age of consent for sex in Ohio?
    The age of consent for sex in Ohio is 16. If a person is 18 years of age or older, then it is a crime for that person to have sexual conduct (including oral sex) with a person who is under 16 years old.  In such a case (where the accuser…
  • Aug 27

    Weekly Criminal Defense Reads – Friday, August 28, 2015

    Weekly Criminal Defense Reads – Friday, August 28, 2015
    Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Prison for Nationwide Drug Ring The kingpin of a criminal drug ring was sentenced to five years in prison on August 24th (Business Insider). Residing in Las Vegas, John Bowen, 68, led an illegal drug franchise that…
Rank this Week: 3557

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • May 2

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO
    This article is an outline designed to help North Carolina Attorneys defend their clients in a DWI charge. The focus of this article is attacking the probable cause to arrest for Driving While Impaired. In any attack based on probable cause,…
  • Apr 22

    Obtaining a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) for an Out Of State Conviction

    Obtaining a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) for an Out Of State Conviction
    How to Get a North Carolina Limited Driving Privilege if Your North Carolina Driver’s License is Suspended by a DWI or DUI in Another State   If you are a resident of North Carolina convicted of DWI or DUI in Federal Court or in…
  • Apr 19

    Minick Law to host open forum on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and DWI

    Minick Law to host open forum on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and DWI
    Driving While Impaired (DWI) Convictions Resulting in Heightened ICE Involvement (para español, desplazarse hacia abajo)   In November 2014, the Obama Administration through the Department of Homeland Security set new…
Rank this Week: 1932

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • May 2

    If an Officer Asks if You Consent to a Search of Your Car What Should You Do?

    If an Officer Asks if You Consent to a Search of Your Car What Should You Do?
    Often times a police officer will ask someone who they have stopped to issue a traffic citation to if the officer can search their car. It surprises me sometimes how often a person consents to allowing the officer to search when the officer…
  • Mar 26

    Can Police Search Your Car if they Smell Marijuana?

    Can Police Search Your Car if they Smell Marijuana?
    Often times, upon stopping a motor vehicle, police will claim they smell marijuana leading to a search that yields not only marijuana but other controlled substances. If the officers claim they smell marijuana, under current case law, law…
  • Jul 16

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou
    Florida judges have a special authority vested upon them to “withhold adjudication” in a criminal matter pursuant to Fla. Stat. §948.01. This means that the person who enters a plea of "no contest" or guilty plea to a felony…
Rank this Week: 469

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/
  • May 2

    Trio Arrested for Illegal Racing in Pembroke Pine

    Trio Arrested for Illegal Racing in Pembroke Pine
    Three men were arrested in separate instances of alleged street racing in Pembroke Pines over the course of a weekend. All three men are reportedly from Miami-Dade, but the charges stemmed from separate situations, police said. …
  • Apr 30

    Prosecutors Drop Broward Felony Mental Health Court Cases After Report

    Prosecutors Drop Broward Felony Mental Health Court Cases After Report
    Criminal cases against dozens of people that have been languishing in Broward County’s felony mental health court have been dropped by prosecutors following the publication of “Trapped,” an investigating by The Sun…
  • Apr 26

    Broward DUI Manslaughter Conviction: 4 Years Prison

    Broward DUI Manslaughter Conviction: 4 Years Prison
    A Weston man recently pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian last year while driving drunk. Bryce Samartino, 23, pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of 66-year-old Elourdes Ostange, a mother of 10.  In exchange for entering a…
Rank this Week: 811

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • May 2

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update
    The Dayton Daily News reports that the Village of New Miami will be asking the Ohio Supreme Court to review the ruling in favor of motorists by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Denise Callahan writes, “The Village of New…
  • Apr 20

    New Firm Mug

    New Firm Mug
    Important news update.  🙂 The post New Firm Mugs appeared first on .
  • Apr 12

    Engel Representing Seminary Student in Disciplinary Records Dispute

    Engel Representing Seminary Student in Disciplinary Records Dispute
      Joshua Adam Engel is representing a seminary student in a dispute over educational records.  The seminary student was dismissed from a Columbus school without being provided a reason — a lawsuit seeks to compel the…
Rank this Week: 1803

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • May 2

    Supreme Court Confronts Complexity of U.S. Sentencing Guideline

    Supreme Court Confronts Complexity of U.S. Sentencing Guideline
    Federal sentencing is a complex process.   The U.S. Supreme Court on April 20, 2016 was forced to confront a conflict among the federal circuits in their review of federal sentences. Their decision was handed down in the case…
  • May 2

    When Is Domestic Violence a Federal Crime?

    When Is Domestic Violence a Federal Crime?
    The recent indictment by a Dallas County grand jury of Johnny Manziel for a Class A misdemeanor assault based on allegations made by his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, has placed the recurring issue of domestic violence in the center…
  • May 2

    Denial of Bail Offends Presumption of innocence, Forces Pleas and Leads to Jail Death

    Denial of Bail Offends Presumption of innocence, Forces Pleas and Leads to Jail Death
    We recently posted a piece about bail which is an essential component of our criminal justice system but which is too often abused by those in charge of running it. What we did not discuss in that piece are the… The post Denial of Bail…
Rank this Week: 868

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina:  State v. Ladd, 782 S.E.2d 397 (2016). The court begins by explaining that `Timothy Allen Ladd, Jr. . . . appeals from judgment entered after he pled guilty to…
  • May 2

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege
    LA Times:The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone.  Should That Be Allowed, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-iphones-fingerprints-20160430-story.html
  • Apr 29

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:  U.S. v. Scott, 2016 WL 1567619 (2016).  The court begins its analysis of Jason Daniel Scott’s arguments on appeal by explaining how the…
Rank this Week: 1967