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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 234

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Mar 1

    Woman in Las Vegas has Brutal Relationship with her Pimp

    Woman in Las Vegas has Brutal Relationship with her Pimp
    According to a Las Vegas police arrest report, Tyree Wright had strict rules for his woman. She had to give him $2500 from her sex work earnings and would have to sit behind him in the back seat of his car. If she did not comply he would beat…
  • Feb 28

    Woman Finds Naked 2 Year-Old in a Parking Lot

    Woman Finds Naked 2 Year-Old in a Parking Lot
    Michael Ikeler, 38, is charged with allegedly kidnapping a 2 year old girl on April 2, 2015, while her mother vacuumed her car at a Gardena car wash. The mother looked up to find that her child was gone. Ikeler allegedly sexually assaulted…
  • Feb 23

    Off-duty Officer Fires Gun when Teen Walks on his Lawn

    Off-duty Officer Fires Gun when Teen Walks on his Lawn
    On Wednesday afternoon, a group of teens were walking home from school in an Anaheim neighborhood when an Anaheim resident confronted the teens. The resident is an LAPD officer who was off duty at the time. He complains that the teens were…
Rank this Week: 3161

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/
  • Mar 1

    #Cut50 an aspirational goal TX won't meet soon

    #Cut50 an aspirational goal TX won't meet soon
    Today, the #Cut50 campaign is holding a multi-state action day, including a small event in Austin.#Cut50 is a national proposal to reduce incarceration by 50 percent, which is a wildly ambitious suggestion by any measure. In Texas, for…
  • Feb 27

    Pay or Stay: Debtors Prison Policies in Texa

    Pay or Stay: Debtors Prison Policies in Texa
    The Texas Fair Defense Project and Texas Appleseed have a new report out on the use of jail time for fine only offenses. More on this later after Grits has had a chance to go through it in detail, but I wanted to put the link out there for…
  • Feb 27

    States' rights Trumped: An ode to forgotten federalism

    States' rights Trumped: An ode to forgotten federalism
    Okay, we've heard a lot about federalism and states' rights from Governor Greg Abbott over the years. So will we now hear an outcry from the governor after ICE agents showed up at a Texas state district court and arrested an undocumented…
Rank this Week: 508

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

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

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    ¿Debate Laico o Religioso?

    ¿Debate Laico o Religioso?
    En: La Mula.pe. https://caviglia.lamula.pe/2017/02/13/curso-religion-peru-educacion-estado-laico/alessandrocaviglia Alessandro Caviglia Marconi I Filosofía y Crítica Social Este señor piensa en el…
  • Feb 28

    Gino Costa y el Informe Monroy

    Gino Costa y el Informe Monroy
    El señor Gino Costa -lo he leído en Google - Noticias, "presenta" el informe del Estudio Monroy sobre el tema de Interoceánica y lo hace en dos partes, lamentablemente de manera equivocada e incompleta. Las dos primeras…
  • Feb 28

    Homofobia sin homosexualidad

    Homofobia sin homosexualidad
    http://diariocorreo.pe/ciudad/salvador-del-solar-defiende-la-curricula-escolar-la-ideologia-de-genero-no-existe-video-73413 El vídeo se ha cargado solito NO comparto vídeos porqué consumen muchos megas, en fin  la…
Rank this Week: 3187

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Mar 1

    The UnSpeech

    The UnSpeech
    I didn't watch Donald Trump's speech. I won't watch anything which contains his words or voice. Jimmy Kimmel declared it a "Trump Free Tuesday on his show last night -- no references to "the orange colored man and his Russian…
  • Feb 27

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    It's a court day for me, which means an open thread for you. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 26

    Oscars Time

    Oscars Time
    The Oscars have begun. Here's a thread to discuss them. ACLU ribbons were a big hit -- many of the stars wore them. Some red carpet photos that don't take too long to load. The OJ show won an Oscar (since when do Oscars give…
Rank this Week: 5

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    “Knowingly Seeking Out and Viewing Child Pornography” and “Possession”

    “Knowingly Seeking Out and Viewing Child Pornography” and “Possession”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Colorado: Marsh v. People, 2017 WL 481608 (2017).  The court began the opinion by explaining that ajury convicted petitioner Anthony Edwin Marsh of sexually…
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
Rank this Week: 385

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 1

    How do I clear a Failure to Pay Stop from my Illinois driver’s license?

    How do I clear a Failure to Pay Stop from my Illinois driver’s license?
    If you fail to pay fines or court costs for a traffic ticket, the court may request that the Illinois Secretary of State to place a hold on your driver’s license which would prevent you from renewing an expired license or obtaining a…
  • Feb 13

    How do I get my driver’s license reinstated after a “Failure to Appear” suspension?

    How do I get my driver’s license reinstated after a “Failure to Appear” suspension?
    If you failed to appear in court or respond to a traffic ticket within the required timeframe, the court may direct the Illinois Secretary of State to suspend your driver’s license. The type of suspension is referred to as a…
  • Jan 2

    DUI Numbers Hit New Low

    DUI Numbers Hit New Low
    Statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a decline in DUI throughout the United States. In 2014, the latest year for which data was available, the rate of drunken driving hit a 13-year low. 11.1% of Americans 16…
Rank this Week: 5027

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Mar 1

    Virginia criminal defense- Cases for challenging searches after a traffic stop

    Virginia criminal defense- Cases for challenging searches after a traffic stop
    When I started doing criminal defense in 1991, I was reminded that drug cases often are won or lost by whether the drugs get suppressed. Seeking suppression of physical evidence is important in any criminal case alleging possession of…
  • Feb 27

    Virginia criminal legislation- Withdrawal of felony counsel and marijuana 251 license suspension

    Virginia criminal legislation- Withdrawal of felony counsel and marijuana 251 license suspension
    Virginia's 2017 legislative session concluded with the following two important criminal law bills: 1. On February 18, 2017, I blogged that legislative efforts failed to exempt marijuana 251 dispositions (enabling an ultimate dismissal of a…
  • Feb 26

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent
    Being convicted of a crime is no picnic. When a probation agent is involved, the picnic can seem to gather even more red ants. Talk about potential and actual sentencing with criminal defendants often focuses so much on the length of active…
Rank this Week: 328

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
  • Mar 1

    Techniques to Reduce Employee Theft

    Techniques to Reduce Employee Theft
    It might be hard to believe, but each and every day companies are losing money because they not only give employees opportunities to steal, they encourage it. How? By not providing adequate oversight. A clerk, for example, sees that an error…
  • Feb 27

    Divorce Financials: Using a Tax Return to Find Income and Asset

    Divorce Financials: Using a Tax Return to Find Income and Asset
    While consumers generally hate income tax returns because of their complexity, they can be invaluable sources of information in divorce proceedings. Not only do they provide insight into prior years’ earnings, they can also point to…
  • Feb 21

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case
    In this video, Tracy Coenen explains the purpose and process behind doing a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case. There are three main reasons why a lifestyle analysis may be done: To determine the amount of money needed to continue living a…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Mar 1

    Targeted, Concise Treatments for the American Health Care System

    Targeted, Concise Treatments for the American Health Care System
    David Orentlicher, Controlling Health Care Spending: More Patient “Skin in the Game?", 13 Indiana Health L. Rev. 348 (2016), available at SSRN. Barbara A. Noah, The (Ir)rationality of (Un)informed Consent, 34 Quinnipiac L. Rev.…
  • Feb 28

    How Can We Resist? Suppression of Evidence and the Limits of State Coercion

    How Can We Resist? Suppression of Evidence and the Limits of State Coercion
    Alice Ristroph, Regulation or Resistance? A Counter-Narrative of Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 1555 (2015).Susan BandesBack in the heady days after Mapp imposed the exclusionary rule on the states, Yale Kamisar made a…
  • Feb 27

    Being Interconnected

    Being Interconnected
    Drucilla Cornell & Karin van Marle, Ubuntu Feminism: Tentative Reflections, 36 Verbum et Ecclesia (2015).Margaret DaviesFor a number of years, Drucilla Cornell has been studying and reflecting upon ubuntu,1 an African term expressing the…
Rank this Week: 4837

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

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

    Texas Needs New Asset Forfeiture Law Reform: Spread the Word

    Texas Needs New Asset Forfeiture Law Reform: Spread the Word
    Asset forfeiture:  yes, we’re back on the stump about it again. First, let’s talk about the status of the pending asset forfeiture reform legislation as of the end of February 2017. We wrote about this proposed legislation…
  • Feb 22

    John Wiley Price Trial: a Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s 10 Things to Know

    John Wiley Price Trial: a Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s 10 Things to Know
    Back in July 2014, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested by federal authorities on corruption charges.  It was a real shock.  The entire city reeled from the news of District 3’s “Our Man…
  • Feb 15

    Juvenile Arrests in Texas: When Kids Are Charged With Adult Crime

    Juvenile Arrests in Texas: When Kids Are Charged With Adult Crime
    Here in Texas, there’s lots of talk about what is the right age for prosecution as an adult and not as a juvenile.  Is Texas wrong to prosecute seventeen year olds as adults?  Big hint here: the United States Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • Feb 28

    Injury Crash Cottonwood Creek Rd/Tom Beall Rd

    Injury Crash Cottonwood Creek Rd/Tom Beall Rd
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway…
  • Feb 28

    Injury Crash US95@280.4

    Injury Crash US95@280.4
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway…
  • Feb 28

    ** Final Update ** Crash on US-26 Eleven Miles West of the Idaho/Wyoming Border

    ** Final Update ** Crash on US-26 Eleven Miles West of the Idaho/Wyoming Border
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 4868

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1808

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Sex offender registration fees increase with proposed legislation

    Sex offender registration fees increase with proposed legislation
    2-28-17 Wyoming: SHERIDAN — Sex offenders in Wyoming may face increased registration fees this July in preparation for the 2019 expiration of the grant supporting Wyoming’s sex offender registration program. At the request of the…
  • Feb 28

    Full report: ‘Every supposed reform has been harmful’ to inmate

    Full report: ‘Every supposed reform has been harmful’ to inmate
    2-28-17 North Carolina: In a report sent to N.C. lawmakers on Feb. 17, retired prison psychologist John Schwade said many of the state’s efforts to reform mental health for inmates have done more harm that good. Here is the report that…
  • Feb 24

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999
    2-24-17 Missouri: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers are willing to pay a bit more for another batch of fixer-uppers. The Land Bank…
Rank this Week: 10

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1586

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT STATE OF THE TRUMP EDITION

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT STATE OF THE TRUMP EDITION
    Dear Diary... big speech tonight. Thought it was a state of the union address and then was informed that it is too soon for me to give one. So Speaker Ryan, that little twerp, just invited me to address congress. It is a congressional…
  • Feb 27

    THE SAO: TWO VIEWS

    THE SAO: TWO VIEWS
    We received two comments with two different views on the SAO under State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle.Here they are for your consideration: Anonymous said... It is such a tired line the worship of Reno and the hatred of KFR. Reno…
  • Feb 25

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 2 25 2017

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 2 25 2017
    Dear Diary...It's been a good week. An amazing week. No one has ever seen a week like this in the presidency. BUT...there are some nagging little things I need to take care of next week. First, fire this National Security Advisor guy. He…
Rank this Week: 244

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
  • Feb 28

    Plain Smell and Sight in New Jersey Gun/Drug Case

    Plain Smell and Sight in New Jersey Gun/Drug Case
    New Jersey Police departments claim they can see and smell everything. Using skills usually reserved for a Marvel superhero, law enforcement routinely claims they can see drugs through a closed container, smell marijuana through a brick house…
  • Feb 17

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained
    Last Friday, February 10, for the first time under President Trump, an individual covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) was taken into custody. Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal…
  • Feb 17

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained
    Last Friday, February 10, for the first time under President Trump, an individual covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) was taken into custody. Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal…
Rank this Week: 1960

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

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

    Chapman on Due Process Abroad

    Chapman on Due Process Abroad
    Nathan S. Chapman (University of Georgia School of Law) has posted Due Process Abroad on SSRN.. Here is the abstract: Defining the scope of the Constitution’s application outside U.S. territory is more important than ever. This month the…
  • Feb 28

    Chow on Cultural Barriers to Enforcing FCPA

    Chow on Cultural Barriers to Enforcing FCPA
    Daniel C. K. Chow (Ohio State University College of Law) has posted Cultural Barriers to Effective Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices in China (University of Toledo Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many…
  • Feb 28

    Bates on Stingray

    Bates on Stingray
    Adam Bates (Cato Institute) has posted Stingray: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance (Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 809) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police agencies around the United States are using a powerful surveillance tool to…
Rank this Week: 101

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Gun Ban

    Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Gun Ban
    Lawmakers stated in no uncertain terms their desire to make Maryland one of the toughest gun law states in the country when they passed the Firearm Safety Act back in the spring of 2013. The then democratic governor’s signature was a…
  • Feb 22

    Former Small Town Mayor Pleads Guilty To Theft

    Former Small Town Mayor Pleads Guilty To Theft
    Public corruption cases have always garnered special attention from law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and the media seems equally interested. Baltimore City made national news headlines in 2016 after a corruption scheme was exposed at…
  • Feb 16

    Lawmakers To Consider Legal Sports Gambling

    Lawmakers To Consider Legal Sports Gambling
    There are two illegal recreational activities that a large majority of the adult population feels should be allowed, and if and when this happens the state stands to rake in millions of dollars in new tax revenue. The first is recreational…
Rank this Week: 3778

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2843

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4504

South Florida Criminal Attorney…

South Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorney-blog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Couple Claims They Were Assaulted Aboard Carnival Ecstasy Out Of Miami

    Couple Claims They Were Assaulted Aboard Carnival Ecstasy Out Of Miami
    A North Carolina couple allege they were beaten by another passenger while traveling on the Carnival Ecstasy. The couple filed a lawsuit on Feb. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corp.,…
  • Dec 3

    Girl, 13, Allegedly Caught With Loaded Gun At School

    Girl, 13, Allegedly Caught With Loaded Gun At School
    A 13-year-old girl has been arrested after police claim she brought a loaded gun to school in Miami Gardens. Miami-Dade Schools spokeswoman told local media that the girl brandished the gun at two classmates Wednesday morning before classes…
  • Dec 3

    Girl, 13, Allegedly Caught With Loaded Gun At School

    Girl, 13, Allegedly Caught With Loaded Gun At School
    A 13-year-old girl has been arrested after police claim she brought a loaded gun to school in Miami Gardens. Miami-Dade Schools spokeswoman told local media that the girl brandished the gun at two classmates Wednesday morning before classes…
Rank this Week: 2458

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Domestic Assault, and Domestic Assault and Battery in MA

    Domestic Assault, and Domestic Assault and Battery in MA
    Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed new legislation in 2014 dramatically changing the way domestic violence is penalized in MA. The new law, An Act Relative to Domestic Violence, created two new crimes: domestic assault and…
  • Feb 28

    Will Federal Enforcement of Marijuana Use Impact Recreational Pot Smokers in MA?

    Will Federal Enforcement of Marijuana Use Impact Recreational Pot Smokers in MA?
    In December, 2016, Massachusetts joined the growing list of states who have passed the  legalization of recreational marijuana. As in the other states, recreational use is still illegal at the federal level, but the Department of Justice…
  • Feb 23

    What Are the Most Commonly Committed Crimes in Massachusetts?

    What Are the Most Commonly Committed Crimes in Massachusetts?
    If you commit a crime in Massachusetts, you may find yourself in court, paying hefty fines, and possibly even doing time in jail or a state prison. Maybe you’re a first-time offender and your crime was an honest mistake. Maybe you have…
Rank this Week: 240

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
  • Feb 28

    Some Prosecutors Cannot Function Without Misconduct

    Some Prosecutors Cannot Function Without Misconduct
    In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court in Giglio v. United States informed prosecutors that they had a constitutional duty to disclose to criminal defendants any information that would impeach the credibility of government witnesses, including any…
  • Feb 23

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?
    Investopedia defines a “Ponzi scheme” as a “fraudulent investment scam” that promises high rates of return. The scheme is built on the premise that the investments of original investors can be used to generate new…
  • Feb 20

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity
    Sentencing disparity in child pornography cases is an infectious virus undermining the integrity of the federal judiciary. We discussed this problem as far back as 2010. The problem has gotten worse.   This horrific federal sentencing…
Rank this Week: 1050

Brisk Legal Group

Brisk Legal Group

Covers criminal law and professional discipline.

http://www.brill-legal.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Warrantless police search not justified in weapons possession case

    Warrantless police search not justified in weapons possession case
    A New York state appellate court recently threw out multiple weapons charges against a man accused of stockpiling firearms and explosives in his parents’ Long Island home. New York has some of the nation’s strictest weapons laws,…
  • Feb 27

    Physician assistant convicted for illegal sale of painkiller

    Physician assistant convicted for illegal sale of painkiller
    A New York physician assistant faces a five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiring to illegally distribute the painkiller oxycodone. Michael Troyan, 38, was ordered to forfeit the $710,000 he made in the drug sales. He must…
  • Feb 24

    Self-defense a possibility in sergeant’s fatal shooting of Bronx woman

    Self-defense a possibility in sergeant’s fatal shooting of Bronx woman
    A New York Police Department sergeant was stripped of his gun and badge after fatally shooting a 66-year-old woman with a history of erratic behavior inside her Bronx apartment. NYPD Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen said the sergeant responded…
Rank this Week: 1857

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: 3317

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 28

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Ohio Murderer Can Appeal Again:  The Ohio Supreme Court appointed a new attorney Monday to reopen the challenge to murderer Steven Cepec's death sentence.  Marina Malenic of the Gazette reports that last December the court upheld…
  • Feb 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Murderer Fled to Mexico: A Mexican man who fled the United States nearly a decade ago has been identified as the prime suspect in a cold case murder of a female college student.  Fox News reports that following the reopening...
  • Feb 24

    State Legislative DP Note

    State Legislative DP Note
    There are legislative happenings in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Iowa on the death penalty.In Florida, it seems that they are barrelling down the road to a single-juror veto law, and nobody is even raising the alternative of a true…
Rank this Week: 5071

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    South Florida Teen Charged as Adult in Fatal Crash Faces Re-Trial

    South Florida Teen Charged as Adult in Fatal Crash Faces Re-Trial
    The boy was just 15-years-old in November 2015, allegedly driving a stolen Mustang convertible at reported speeds of up to 120 mph as he tried to evade the police officers chasing him, lights flashing.  At the same time, a woman was on…
  • Feb 24

    Sober Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

    Sober Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy
    A second person arrested in a wide-ranging federal investigation into insurance fraud by South Florida sober homes has pleaded guilty to health care fraud conspiracy.  The Sun-Sentinel reports the 45-year-old defendant conceded before…
  • Feb 21

    Father Gets 2 Years for Cruise Ship Attack on Teen Who Propositioned Daughter

    Father Gets 2 Years for Cruise Ship Attack on Teen Who Propositioned Daughter
    The 33-year-old Ohio father of a teenage girl was sentenced to two years in prison for an attack on a teen boy who had allegedly propositioned the 13-year-old girl while on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida. The incident occurred on an…
Rank this Week: 4366

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    California Law Regarding Illegally Obtained Evidence

    California Law Regarding Illegally Obtained Evidence
    A POWERFUL TOOL IN THE DEFENSE TOOLBOX: THE MOTION TO SUPPRESS Here’s an interesting case that caught my eye: Narcotics officers in Colorado Springs observed a driver in his parked vehicle conducting what appeared to be a narcotics…
  • Feb 14

    What California Criminal Convictions Can Result In Deportation

    What California Criminal Convictions Can Result In Deportation
    DEPORTABLE CRIMES With immigration a big topic in the news, many are confused about who exactly can be deported from the United States. It goes without saying that someone who is in the US without going through the proper channels, i.e., no…
  • Feb 10

    Prop 47 and California’s Realignment for Non-Violent Offender

    Prop 47 and California’s Realignment for Non-Violent Offender
    CRIME RATES REMAIN STABLE THROUGH CALIFORNIA’S POLICY REFORM ERA In 2011 the Public Safety Realignment Bill became law in California. This legislation was designed to stem the “revolving door” of non-violent criminals in the…
Rank this Week: 1115

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Breathalyzer Technology In California

    Breathalyzer Technology In California
    A TOSTITOS BREATHALYZER? In strange DUI news, Tostitos, yeah, the corn chips, is marketing a limited-edition “Party Safe” version of its Tostitos chip bag that …. get this: serves as a breathalyzer. Well, not really a…
  • Feb 14

    What Effect Does Marijuana Have On A Person’s Driving Ability

    What Effect Does Marijuana Have On A Person’s Driving Ability
    IS A PERSON’S DRIVING ABILITY AFFECTED BY MARIJUANA? As the laws and law enforcement scramble to keep up with the rapidly changing laws on marijuana use, researchers are asking the question: How does marijuana affect driving ability?…
  • Feb 10

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DRIVING A CAR TO BE ARRESTED FOR DUI

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE DRIVING A CAR TO BE ARRESTED FOR DUI
    So, you are out with your buddies at the golf course on a beautiful Southern California day–putting along in your golf cart, knocking in a few balls and beers – ah, this is the life. Maybe you are having too much fun because you…
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Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    You Just Received a Call From a Detective About a Sex Offense Investigation – What Do You Do?

    You Just Received a Call From a Detective About a Sex Offense Investigation – What Do You Do?
    One of the scariest things that can happen to you is receiving a call from a Collin County police officer conducting a sexual assault investigation. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, convincing the police of that is often…Read…
  • Feb 24

    2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship Winner Announced

    2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship Winner Announced
    Rosenthal & Wadas is pleased to announce that Jayelle Lozoya is the recipient of the 2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship. Jayelle is a second-year law student at the South Texas College of Law. “Rosenthal & Wadas is committed to…
  • Feb 21

    What Is “Probable Cause”?

    What Is “Probable Cause”?
    You cannot be arrested for a crime in Collin County unless police and prosecutors have probable cause to charge you. But what exactly does “probable cause” mean? You have probably heard that phrase many times before without…
Rank this Week: 4151

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 917

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?
    A contingency fee means that your lawyer doesn’t receive any compensation unless they successfully win your litigation or a settlement is approved. You never owe us more than you are compensated in a lawsuit. If we win the case our…
  • Jan 19

    The “Frivolous Lawsuit” Myth

    The “Frivolous Lawsuit” Myth
    Public debate has raged for years about when lawsuits go too far, and the terms “frivolous lawsuit” and “tort reform” come up nearly every legislative session in Oklahoma. But what are frivolous lawsuits? A frivolous…
  • Jan 12

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee
    Nearly 50,000 Oklahomans are hurt at work each year. Workers’ compensation is a politically charged subject in Oklahoma, and because of that, rumors and misinformation often make it difficult to understand what’s true and…
Rank this Week: 1567

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    US v. Lindsey, No. 14-10004…

    US v. Lindsey, No. 14-10004 (2-27-17)(Gould w/Graber & Friedland). In a significant mortgage fraud case, and really all fraud cases, the 9th affirms wire and theft convictions.In this case, the district court precluded the defense from…
  • Feb 26

    Case o' The Week: Pic, Sixteen => Mand-Min, Fifteen: Laursen and the Child Porn Production statute.

    Case o' The Week: Pic, Sixteen => Mand-Min, Fifteen: Laursen and the Child Porn Production statute.
     A picture is worth . . . 5,475 days.United States v. Laursen, 2017 WL 460660 (9thCir. Jan. 30, 2017), decision available here.The Hon. Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson Players:Decision by Judge Rawlinson, joined by Judge Callahan.…
  • Feb 19

    Case o' The Week: Are Cops Deterred if Rights Inferred? - Loucious and deviant Miranda warning

    Case o' The Week: Are Cops Deterred if Rights Inferred? - Loucious and deviant Miranda warning
      You have the right to remain silent.   You have the right to infer the potential meaning of additional rights, from conclusions you should draw from the rights that may or may not be explained to you. United States v.…
Rank this Week: 131

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Robbery Charges in Las Vega

    Robbery Charges in Las Vega
    Because Nevada law considers robbery to be a violent crime, the penalties for a conviction are particularly severe. If you are being investigated for robbery in Las Vegas, then you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to fight for…
  • Feb 26

    Sex Offender Registration in Las Vega

    Sex Offender Registration in Las Vega
    A person who is convicted of a sexual offense in Nevada is obligated to comply with the sex offender registry requirement. This represents an ongoing responsibility, the terms of which are strict. Failure to comply may be met with severe…
  • Feb 24

    Probation Violations in Las Vega

    Probation Violations in Las Vega
    If you are accused of violating the terms of your probation in Nevada, then you may go to jail. That’s because probation is often ordered by the court instead of a term in jail. Receiving probation is an enormous relief for many…
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William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

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

    New Immigration Orders Spell Trouble for Everyone

    New Immigration Orders Spell Trouble for Everyone
    After running his campaign on a strict immigration policy, President Donald Trump has wasted little time in rolling out new executive orders and enforcement guidelines aimed at deporting immigrants. After his travel ban was immediately ruled…
  • Feb 23

    How New Immigration Guidelines Obliterate Probable Cause

    How New Immigration Guidelines Obliterate Probable Cause
    In our last blog post, we pointed out how the newest immigration orders from the current administration could impact U.S. citizens as well as illegal immigrants. Now that these orders have been on the books for a few days, it's becoming clear…
  • Feb 21

    13th: A Documentary About Our Failing Criminal Justice System

    13th: A Documentary About Our Failing Criminal Justice System
    Issues in our criminal justice system have become a heated discussion in recent years. Problems like police brutality and the racist undertones of the system of law enforcement have been brought to light by movements like Black Lives Matter.…
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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/
  • Feb 28

    Utah Stand Your Ground Bill Would Expand Self-Defense Law

    Utah Stand Your Ground Bill Would Expand Self-Defense Law
    The Utah House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee recently voted in favor of recommending a bill that would broaden Utah’s existing “Stand Your Ground” laws or self-defense laws by explicitly establishing the…
  • Feb 9

    How Many People Die in Jail?

    How Many People Die in Jail?
    “Jail,” as opposed to “prison,” is where people are incarcerated for less than a year – but the main purpose of jail is to detain people while they await trial.  Some, based on their risk of skipping court…
  • Feb 6

    How Many People Die in Prison?

    How Many People Die in Prison?
    Many people are sentenced to prison terms that last longer than a year.  Some of these prisoners are entitled to parole hearings that may shorten how long they actually stay in prison, but some are not. Sometimes people are sentenced to…
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North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
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MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    Tips For Avoiding A Mardi Gras DUI

    Tips For Avoiding A Mardi Gras DUI
    Tonight is Fat Tuesday, so if you’re giving up anything for Lent, today is the last day to indulge. Minneapolis and St. Paul are both hosting a number of events to ring in the holiday, so you’re sure to find something fun if you…
  • Feb 27

    The Best And Worst Criminals Of The Year – The 2nd Annual Criminal Oscar

    The Best And Worst Criminals Of The Year – The 2nd Annual Criminal Oscar
    If you’re a fan of movies, you probably caught a bit of the Oscars last night. Aside from some confusion when Best Picture was announced, the night was filled with award winners being honored for their work in films. We have a similar…
  • Feb 22

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking
    A group of lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a number of individuals who say they weren’t told that the ignition interlock devices they were required to install had GPS tracking capabilities. As part of a…
Rank this Week: 64

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    Tips For Avoiding A Mardi Gras DUI

    Tips For Avoiding A Mardi Gras DUI
    Tonight is Fat Tuesday, so if you’re giving up anything for Lent, today is the last day to indulge. Minneapolis and St. Paul are both hosting a number of events to ring in the holiday, so you’re sure to find something fun if you…
  • Feb 27

    The Best And Worst Criminals Of The Year – The 2nd Annual Criminal Oscar

    The Best And Worst Criminals Of The Year – The 2nd Annual Criminal Oscar
    If you’re a fan of movies, you probably caught a bit of the Oscars last night. Aside from some confusion when Best Picture was announced, the night was filled with award winners being honored for their work in films. We have a similar…
  • Feb 22

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking
    A group of lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a number of individuals who say they weren’t told that the ignition interlock devices they were required to install had GPS tracking capabilities. As part of a…
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Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Road Trip

    Road Trip
    See you when I get back. If I get back. Copyright © 2007-2017 Simple Justice NY, LLC This feed is for personal, non-commercial and Newstex use only. The use of this feed anywhere else violates copyright. If this content is not in your…
  • Feb 27

    And The Oscar Goes Too

    And The Oscar Goes Too
    Meta Prologue: In the first post today, Trump’s shallow, ignorant grasp of law, Constitution and governance is discussed with regard to federal enforcement of marijuana laws. In this post, the alternative is juxtaposed, as social…
  • Feb 27

    Half A Crime

    Half A Crime
    There was once a time when the rarified air of federal court wasn’t commonly befouled with the banal stench of defendants accused of drug crime. But the war on drugs in the 1970s changed that, and a defendant might well find himself one…
Rank this Week: 118

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Feb 27

    Top Defense Strategies in Criminal Elder Abuse Case

    Top Defense Strategies in Criminal Elder Abuse Case
    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), as many as five million elders may suffer abuse in the United States every year. In most cases, family members are the abusers. Considering the statistics, families and caregivers often cast…
  • Feb 23

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?
    All murders are homicides, but not all homicides are murders. Although people use the words interchangeably, homicide is actually a broader term that includes every purposeful act of killing including both murder and self-defense. The…
  • Feb 21

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam
    A new scam is – allegedly – wreaking havoc across the United States. While still unproven according to Snopes, the scam represents a potential threat to some answers. Knowledge of telephone answering scams remains one of the best…
Rank this Week: 2114

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Feb 27

    Shooting a Substation Transformer is a Federal Offense

    Shooting a Substation Transformer is a Federal Offense
    A Utah man who chose to fire shots at a substation transformer has been indicted on a federal offense of destruction of an energy facility. Injudicious choice of a target 57 year old Stephen Plato McRae of Escalante, Utah is charged with a…
  • Feb 22

    Six Arrested in West Valley Gang-Related Shooting

    Six Arrested in West Valley Gang-Related Shooting
    Six individuals were arrested in West Valley City, Utah for what is being considered a gang-related shooting that has left a teenager paralyzed from the waist down. Minors and adults involved The six individuals arrested were either directly…
  • Feb 20

    Utah Couple Facing Voyeurism Charges after Using Drone to Invade Privacy of Neighbor

    Utah Couple Facing Voyeurism Charges after Using Drone to Invade Privacy of Neighbor
    A Utah couple is facing class A misdemeanor voyeurism charges after they used a personal drone to invade the privacy of their neighbors. Nosy drone 39 year old Aaron Dennis Foote of Orem, Utah and his 34 year old girlfriend Terisha Lee…
Rank this Week: 5085

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    “CAR HOPPING” IS A BURGLARY, TAKE A GUN FROM CAR, IT’S ARMED BURGLARY

    “CAR HOPPING” IS A BURGLARY, TAKE A GUN FROM CAR, IT’S ARMED BURGLARY
    Several Car Burglaries Reported in St. Johns County Recent news stories detail the arrest of a 14 year old boy in regards to several car burglaries in St. Johns County.  The 14 year old can’t be named because juvenile names are not…
  • Feb 10

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONS OFFICER ARRESTED

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONS OFFICER ARRESTED
    Only on Job a Week, No Union Protection, Terminated According to a report, a nineteen year old  Jacksonville Sheriff’s Corrections Officer was arrested and charged after leading his co-workers on a high speed chase on February 4,…
  • Feb 8

    FLORIDA SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES IN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD’S DEATH

    FLORIDA SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES IN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD’S DEATH
    Duval Man Arrested for Gun Charge in Case Involving Deceased Five Year Old A thirty four year old man has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon after an investigation into a murdered five year old…
Rank this Week: 884

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Feb 27

    Lawmakers Call for More Action on Baylor University Rape Claim

    Lawmakers Call for More Action on Baylor University Rape Claim
    An expanding investigation and allegations of a cover up of alleged sexual assaults at Baylor University in Texas have led to calls for Governor Greg Abbott to direct the Texas Rangers to investigate. Last week, Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San…
  • Feb 20

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa
    The arrest of an alleged domestic abuse victim in Texas by immigration agents has led to a  warning victims of crimes may not come forward if they are undocumented. The arrest came as the Trump administration steps up a crackdown on…
  • Feb 14

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping
    Groping would become a more serious offense in Texas if a new bill filed in the General Assembly becomes law. The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is behind new bill that would make groping a Class A misdemeanor, reported CBS. At…
Rank this Week: 1493