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Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 16

    Did Trump Campaign violate computer hacking laws?

    Did Trump Campaign violate computer hacking laws?
    Attorney Page Pate consults with McClatchyDC journalist Greg Gordon on the types of criminal conspiracy and computer fraud charges which members of Trump’s presidential campaign may face if key pieces… read more → The post…
  • Jan 16

    Conflicts of Interest for Donald Trump

    Conflicts of Interest for Donald Trump
      Discussing President-Elect Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest, attorney Page Pate had this to say on CNN New Day Weekend with Christi Paul, “We’ve never had a situation where the… read more → The post…
  • Jan 14

    Medstar Ambulance Will Pay $12.7 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claim

    Medstar Ambulance Will Pay $12.7 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claim
    Medstar Ambulance, Inc. and its related entities have agreed to pay the United States government $12.7 million to resolve allegations made by a whistleblower that the company defrauded taxpayers by… read more → The post Medstar…
Rank this Week: 1110

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 581

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2095

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

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

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Jan 16

    Getting Blood Evidence Excluded In A DUI Case In Okaloosa or Walton County

    Getting Blood Evidence Excluded In A DUI Case In Okaloosa or Walton County
    Recently, we have had success in local DUI cases by challenging the admissibility of breath or blood testing results. One way to attack these tests is to first determine if the test was administered involuntarily. If so, you may have a legal…
  • Jan 9

    Disorderly Intoxication VS Disorderly Conduct In Okaloosa County

    Disorderly Intoxication VS Disorderly Conduct In Okaloosa County
    And The Penalties For Each In Florida, there are many charges that tend to overlap because the Florida legislature has a tendency to err on the side of allowing law enforcement and prosecutors a lot of discretion on how to charge individuals.…
  • Jan 5

    Constructive Possession Drug Defense In Florida

    Constructive Possession Drug Defense In Florida
    Black’s Law Dictionary defines constructive possession as “[c]ontrol or dominion over a property without actual possession or custody of it.” If a person is arrested for possession of drugs, they are alleged to have…
Rank this Week: 1392

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.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/
  • Jan 16

    'Money is coined liberty': Bail where economic populism meets the justice system

    'Money is coined liberty': Bail where economic populism meets the justice system
    Sitting in a czarist prison, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that "money is coined liberty." He could have been referencing 21st century American bail systems - long ago abandoned at the federal level and nearly everywhere else on the planet - in…
  • Jan 16

    Incarceration rates and crime: A counter-intuitive relationship

    Incarceration rates and crime: A counter-intuitive relationship
    The lock-em-up logic of mass incarceration holds that prison expansion keeps more criminals off the street and therefore reduces crime. But that's an hypothesis, not a fact. Luckily, differing incarceration policies among states in recent…
  • Jan 14

    Corrections committee contemplates non-violent drug offender

    Corrections committee contemplates non-violent drug offender
    "The original intent of state jails fell apart," according to the section of the Texas House Corrections Committee's interim report (pp 43-61 of pdf) on nonviolent drug offenses, because the Legislature prioritized incarceration for…
Rank this Week: 220

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 16

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae
    Turkey has the hottest, most sensual butcher, chef/restaurateur ever. His name is Nusret Gökçe, and his Instagram videos have now gone viral. Bruno Mars posted a photo of them together last week. Then James Corden did the…
  • Jan 15

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread
    Alec Baldwin has so many funny lines and faces in last night's SNL cold open. Enjoy. This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 15

    Tuning Out Donald Trump

    Tuning Out Donald Trump
    Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker writes on the Music Donald Trump Can't Hear. He has a point. There is no song to describe UnPresident Elect Donald Trump because he has no music in his soul. The emotional state he triggers in so many of…
Rank this Week: 3

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Delivery of Marijuana in Texas | Delivery of Marijuana Charges Defense

    Delivery of Marijuana in Texas | Delivery of Marijuana Charges Defense
    In October 2015, Gallup polls reported that 58% of Americans favored legalization of marijuana. In October of 2016, Gallup released a poll showing 33 million Americans smoked marijuana. (Compare this to 40 million cigarette smokers.) Just…
  • Jan 15

    Court Appointed Attorneys in Texas | Should you use a court-appointed attorney?

    Court Appointed Attorneys in Texas | Should you use a court-appointed attorney?
    Court Appointed Attorneys Every person charged with a crime in the United States has a constitutional right to an attorney. The Texas Legislature also passed the Fair Defense Act to aid in delivering indigent defense. Criminal defense…
  • Jan 12

    85th Texas Legislature: Fast Facts and Bills to Watch

    85th Texas Legislature: Fast Facts and Bills to Watch
    The 85th Texas Legislature gaveled into session this week in Austin after a year and a half break, and lawmakers have their work cut out for them. More than 1300 bills have already been filed and more are coming. In an effort to cut through…
Rank this Week: 1706

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    Delivery of Marijuana in Texas | Delivery of Marijuana Charges Defense

    Delivery of Marijuana in Texas | Delivery of Marijuana Charges Defense
    In October 2015, Gallup polls reported that 58% of Americans favored legalization of marijuana. In October of 2016, Gallup released a poll showing 33 million Americans smoked marijuana. (Compare this to 40 million cigarette smokers.) Just…
  • Jan 15

    Court Appointed Attorneys in Texas | Should you use a court-appointed attorney?

    Court Appointed Attorneys in Texas | Should you use a court-appointed attorney?
    Court Appointed Attorneys Every person charged with a crime in the United States has a constitutional right to an attorney. The Texas Legislature also passed the Fair Defense Act to aid in delivering indigent defense. Criminal defense…
  • Jan 12

    85th Texas Legislature: Fast Facts and Bills to Watch

    85th Texas Legislature: Fast Facts and Bills to Watch
    The 85th Texas Legislature gaveled into session this week in Austin after a year and a half break, and lawmakers have their work cut out for them. More than 1300 bills have already been filed and more are coming. In an effort to cut through…
Rank this Week: 1755

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Jan 16

    CA6: Sheriff’s deputy relying on writ of execution didn’t violate 4A

    CA6: Sheriff’s deputy relying on writ of execution didn’t violate 4A
    Defendant deputy sheriff and the state court plaintiffs acting on a writ of execution issued by the trial court couldn’t be sued over it. Without even considering Tennessee’s post-judgment execution law and even assuming the writ…
  • Jan 15

    AZ: Computer search warrants get greater scrutiny; this one lacked all particularity and no GFE applie

    AZ: Computer search warrants get greater scrutiny; this one lacked all particularity and no GFE applie
    Computer search warrants get greater scrutiny. The search warrant for defendant’s computer lacked any particularity, and it could not be saved by the good faith exception. State v. Dean, 2017 Ariz. App. LEXIS 12 (Jan. 12, 2017): P16…
  • Jan 15

    OH2: Def providing key when asked was consent to opening locked drawer

    OH2: Def providing key when asked was consent to opening locked drawer
    The record supports the conclusion that defendant consented to opening a locked drawer by providing the key when the officer asked for it. State v. Muncy, 2017-Ohio-121, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 89 (2d Dist. Jan. 13, 2017). Defendant was stopped…
Rank this Week: 1661

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 16

    The Children Of The Fight

    The Children Of The Fight
    Many remember Martin Luther King for the words that warm our hearts. Many white Americans focused on one line of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech — that he longed for the day when his children would “not be judged…
  • Jan 16

    The Limits Of Hero Worship

    The Limits Of Hero Worship
    John Lewis stood with Martin Luther King in the 1960. He now sits in the House of Representatives as the Congressman from the 5th District of Georgia. On this Martin Luther King day, it is worthy to note that he is, without question, a civil…
  • Jan 15

    Traditions And Law

    Traditions And Law
    He’s not doing what everyone always did, and that’s wrong. He’s not doing what everyone always did and that’s why he was elected. Change the name underlying the “he” in those sentences and pick which one…
Rank this Week: 790

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    RIDING A TIGER

    RIDING A TIGER
    THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. A new President takes office in five days. Qi hu nan xia"When on the tiger's back, it's hard to dismount."Chinese Proverb.See You In…
  • Jan 15

    THIS TIME NEXT WEEK

    THIS TIME NEXT WEEK
    The 45th President of the United States will be in the White House.Enjoy your day off. BTW, We kinda like the Packers with the points today. Jai Guru Dev. Site Feed
  • Jan 13

    VETERANS COURT KICK-OFF TODAY

    VETERANS COURT KICK-OFF TODAY
    New Veterans Court cuts the ribbon TODAY- Friday- Courtroom 4-1 at 11:30. Judge Tinkler-Mendez will preside over the new court. REGJB Old Timers know that Miami was the First In The Nation to start a Drug Court- trivia- name the…
Rank this Week: 24

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Today and all days, we shall overcome

    Today and all days, we shall overcome
    The darkness of the upcoming Trump presidency is offset by the light of the lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Our law firm this and every year celebrates his birthday by being closed. Today, my son and I will join the annual peace walk on…
  • Jan 15

    National Academy of Sciences releases lengthy report on “Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids”

    National Academy of Sciences releases lengthy report on “Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids”
    On January 12, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences released its lengthy report on "Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids." The report is too lengthy for me to have reviewed yet. A cursory check seems to show the report's recognizing…
  • Jan 14

    Praised be Congressman John Lewis and all others who are boycotting Trump’s inauguration

    Praised be Congressman John Lewis and all others who are boycotting Trump’s inauguration
    Praised be Congressman John Lewis -- and all other boycotting government officials -- for boycotting Trump's inauguration, after attending all prior inaugurations while a member of the House of Representatives.
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
  • Jan 13

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common

    What the Sharing Economy and Environmental Law Have In Common
    Kellen Zale, When Everything is Small: The Regulatory Challenge of Scale in the Sharing Economy, San Diego L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Eric BiberThere has been a lot of literature about the so-called “sharing”…
  • Jan 12

    Connecting Nineteenth-Century Antislavery and Labor Movements with Twenty-First-Century Workers’ Right

    Connecting Nineteenth-Century Antislavery and Labor Movements with Twenty-First-Century Workers’ Right
    Rebecca E. Zietlow, A Positive Right to Free Labor, 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 859 (2016).Anne Marie LofasoIn her article, A Positive Right to Free Labor, Professor Zietlow recounts the history of the working person’s claim to free labor.…
Rank this Week: 4687

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
Rank this Week: 1838

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    When a cop CANNOT issue you a speeding or traffic ticket in New York

    When a cop CANNOT issue you a speeding or traffic ticket in New York
    Under NY law, there are instances when the ticket a cop wrote is invalid on its face and, if you know the law cannot be enforced in court and must be dismissed. However, this knowledge and legal work must be known and done by YOU, because the…
  • Jan 8

    The difference between exculpatory evidence and inculpatory evidence in a court proceeding

    The difference between exculpatory evidence and inculpatory evidence in a court proceeding
    Often time when accused of a crime or traffic infraction people want to explain their side of the story to defend themselves. This is often not wise, as what people believe will exonerate them often ends up helping the prosecution’s…
  • Jan 4

    Why you should NEVER talk to the police and NEVER confess or give statements. EVER.

    Why you should NEVER talk to the police and NEVER confess or give statements. EVER.
    Every single day people confess to the police. It never ceases to amaze me as to why. You should never, ever talk to the police. Period. However, if you don’t believe me,then perhaps you will believe former United States Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1788

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/
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 203 Bail Nullification Jocelyn Simonson Brooklyn Law School Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2016 2 100 Crackdowns Mila Sohoni University of San Diego School of Law Date…
  • Jan 15

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Lynch v. Dimaya: Whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an alien's removal from the United States, is…
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 3,862 Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary -…
Rank this Week: 2084

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    How To Win A High Profile Criminal Trial (Part III)

    How To Win A High Profile Criminal Trial (Part III)
    (In last week’s post on winning high profile criminal trials (part II), I discussed the importance of thinking outside the box and creating an atmosphere in the courtroom wherein the government is fighting to keep up with the defense…
  • Jan 8

    How To Win A High Profile Criminal Trial (Part II)

    How To Win A High Profile Criminal Trial (Part II)
    (In my prior post on winning high profile criminal trials, I discussed the complete and total dedication to the task at hand as well as the needed confidence of the defense lawyer, born from over-preparation, which allows him to take the…
  • Jan 1

    How To Win A High Profile Criminal Trial (Part I)

    How To Win A High Profile Criminal Trial (Part I)
    How do you win a high profile criminal case that the entire world is watching, you ask?  Many of the necessary concepts can be applied to the defense of any criminal trial, whether it be a federal RICO murder case or a state Assault…
Rank this Week: 1666

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    NJ Cop’s DWI Arrest Launches Two Internal Affairs Investigations in Camden

    NJ Cop’s DWI Arrest Launches Two Internal Affairs Investigations in Camden
    It’s a widely held belief that police officers get special treatment from their colleagues when they’re accused of breaking the law. According to Tom Scurria of Waterford, NJ, he actually witnessed this very conduct, and his…
  • Jan 15

    NJ Mulls Ignition Interlock Devices For All DWI Conviction

    NJ Mulls Ignition Interlock Devices For All DWI Conviction
    Drivers who are caught operating their vehicles under the influence may be facing even harsher penalties in New Jersey if a bill under consideration becomes law. State Senator Nicholas Scutari, a Democrat from Linden, is pushing legislation…
  • Jan 4

    Young Driver Crashes Car into Apartment, Faces DWI Charge in New Jersey

    Young Driver Crashes Car into Apartment, Faces DWI Charge in New Jersey
    A DWI is problem enough for anyone, but for drivers who are under 21 and charged with drunk driving, a conviction can result in a black mark on your record that can make auto insurance unaffordable or even unavailable to you for years to…
Rank this Week: 3465

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2029

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 15

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?

    Should Lawyer Who Has Sex With His Client be Disbarred?
    It is common knowledge that a doctor who enters into an intimate relationship with his/her patient will typically lose his license to practice medicine. But what about lawyers? Is a sexual relationship between a lawyer and his client…
  • Dec 31

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?

    Incompetent Lawyer is Grounds for New Trial: Or is it?
    You have surely heard the time-worn adage “You get what you pay for”? Often that is true, but not always. The decades-long investigation into the death of 15-year-old Martha Moxley of tony Greenwich, Connecticut in 1975 ultimately…
  • Dec 26

    Christmas Parenting Conflict

    Christmas Parenting Conflict
    Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but we know that for some it is a lonely, regretful time, remembering the sorrows of seasons past. In homes divided by separation and divorce, the areas of conflict arise from the…
Rank this Week: 4943

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
Rank this Week: 1618

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jan 15

    Prostitution: Beware of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

    Prostitution: Beware of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude
    Take Caution: Prostitution is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude Many people, myself included, feel that prostitution should be legalized, regulated, licensed and taxed. Maybe one day that will happen in our fine state. However, the…
  • Jan 2

    What to do if you were Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays?

    What to do if you were Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays?
    Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays? If you or someone close to you was one of the unlucky people who were arrested for DUI this holiday season, then you are in good company. The task forces were out in force and the number of people…
  • Dec 23

    Getting Arrested During the Holidays really Sucks!

    Getting Arrested During the Holidays really Sucks!
    Getting Arrested During the Holidays Really Sucks Getting arrested is NOT a good way to avoid family events during the holidays. I know that we all have certain obligations this time of year. We need to spend money on holiday gifts. We…
Rank this Week: 3111

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/
  • Jan 15

    Future of Florida’s Death Penalty Uncertain as Past Cases Reviewed

    Future of Florida’s Death Penalty Uncertain as Past Cases Reviewed
    The Florida Supreme Court – for the second time in as many months – ruled the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional and can’t be applied to prosecutions that are pending. Effectively, that means death penalty…
  • Jan 9

    Boca Raton Marijuana Grow Charges Await Ex-Fugitive

    Boca Raton Marijuana Grow Charges Await Ex-Fugitive
    Federal investigators began looking into a suspected grow house in Boca Raton back in 2011. But just a few days after they began their inquiry, the prime suspect allegedly fled the country for Costa Rica.  Now, the 69-year-old has…
  • Jan 6

    NHTSA Pushes for Alcohol Detection Locks on All Cars to Curb DUI

    NHTSA Pushes for Alcohol Detection Locks on All Cars to Curb DUI
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced it would be prioritizing a reduction of drunk driving deaths this year. One of the ways agency officials will seek to do this is by exploring mandatory driver alcohol…
Rank this Week: 921

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud
    Marco Laureti, 45, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Felix Mostelac, 44, Miami Beach, Florida, were charged by Indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, and multiple counts of wire…
  • Jan 14

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme
    Cecil Sylvester Chester, 70, Mitchellville, Maryland was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a mortgage fraud scheme involving the fraudulent purchase of seven properties in…
  • Jan 13

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application
    Dianna F. Woods, 59, Citrus Heights, California, was found guilty after a four–day trial, a federal jury found day of four counts of making false statements on loan applications. According to evidence presented at trial, Woods was a…
Rank this Week: 2

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Defense of Immigrants in Las Vega

    Defense of Immigrants in Las Vega
    Every year, thousands of immigrants come to Las Vegas. They are hoping for a new start, and perhaps a chance at the American dream. With Las Vegas continuing to grow, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to move here. There are…
  • Jan 13

    Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega

    Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega
    As it is in other states, domestic violence is considered a particularly serious offense. NRS 200.485 defines “battery domestic violence” and outlines the consequences for someone who is convicted under this law. If you have been…
  • Jan 11

    Deferred entry of judgment in Las Vega

    Deferred entry of judgment in Las Vega
    Deferred entry of judgment in Las Vegas may be possible in select cases. Obtaining a deferred entry of judgment avoids getting a conviction on your record, which can be valuable for someone who has no previous criminal convictions. Deferred…
Rank this Week: 90

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Internet Shaming of Connecticut Underage Drinkers (& their Parents) Has Got to Stop

    Internet Shaming of Connecticut Underage Drinkers (& their Parents) Has Got to Stop
    Connecticut police are going to even greater lengths these days to bust underage drinking parties and arrest teenagers and their parents for distributing and possessing alcohol. Many of the top criminal lawyers / attorneys in Darien, New…
  • Jan 8

    Uber Connecticut Now Hiring Drivers with Criminal Conviction Record

    Uber Connecticut Now Hiring Drivers with Criminal Conviction Record
    At the very end of last year, Uber Connecticut quietly made an announcement that has provided a boon to struggling drivers with criminal conviction records. At the same time, it’s sure to give Fairfield County parents second thoughts…
  • Dec 31

    I Just Got Arrested on Metro North in Connecticut. What Do I Do Now?

    I Just Got Arrested on Metro North in Connecticut. What Do I Do Now?
    For thousands of Connecticut residents and teenagers, taking the Metro North train to New York City – Grand Central Station – is a rite of passage. But for anyone who has taken Connecticut Metro North either in or out of the city,…
Rank this Week: 2406

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 6

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal
    According to a recent news article on www.Masslive.com, questions remain as to who was responsible for the Commonwealth’s failure to disclose exculpatory discovery to defense attorneys in the Amherst drug lab scandal. The scandal came…
  • Dec 27

    Judge Orders Commonwealth to Turn Over Electronic Communications Between Police in Worcester Murder Case

    Judge Orders Commonwealth to Turn Over Electronic Communications Between Police in Worcester Murder Case
    In a recent article in the Worcester Telegram, a Superior Court judge ordered the Commonwealth to turn over certain discovery to the defense attorney in a murder case – namely all electronic communications between state police…
Rank this Week: 2769

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/
  • Jan 15

    BETO ORTIZ - EL NIVEL DEL DEBATE y UN PASTOR SIN IDEAS QUE EL REBAÑO PUEDA SEGUIR

    BETO ORTIZ - EL NIVEL DEL DEBATE y UN PASTOR SIN IDEAS QUE EL REBAÑO PUEDA SEGUIR
    Cuando leemos los medios debemos pensar más allá de la noticia misma, desde que tomamos conocimiento  del Proyecto de Ley del Congresista Yonhi Lescano para eliminar la pornografía de Internet para el Perú, ha…
  • Jan 14

    ALFREDO BULLARD, "EL AMOR EN LOS TIEMPOS DEL CÓLERA"

    ALFREDO BULLARD, "EL AMOR EN LOS TIEMPOS DEL CÓLERA"
    Alfredo Bullard Abogado El Comercio 14-01-2017 Edición digital. Lo más asombroso del realismo mágico es que es superado por la realidad. Gabriel García Márquez dijo que muchas veces no podía…
  • Jan 14

    LUÍS GARCÍA MIRÓ - LIBERTAD DE EXPRESIÓN

    LUÍS GARCÍA MIRÓ - LIBERTAD DE EXPRESIÓN
    Las ideologías, en mi opinión, no son aceptables en este Siglo, si deseamos avanzar hacia un mundo mejor y con muchísima menor desigualdad estamos obligados a defender o contradecir ideas que, en un principio…
Rank this Week: 3041

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/
  • Jan 14

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary
    1-14-17 California: State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, recently introduced legislation that would “establish the California Hate Crimes Registry,” as his office put it. The registry his Assembly Bill 39 envisions would aim…
  • Jan 13

    Rules Committee Votes Down Ban on Legislators Having Sex with Pages and Intern

    Rules Committee Votes Down Ban on Legislators Having Sex with Pages and Intern
    1-13-17 South Dakota: The Joint Legislative Procedure Committee voted 9–5 today to reject a rule barring legislators from having sex with pages and interns. Senator Stace Nelson (R-19/Fulton) offered this amendment to the Joint Rules of…
  • Jan 13

    Texas legislator aims to block sex offenders from getting pen pal

    Texas legislator aims to block sex offenders from getting pen pal
    1-13-17 Texas: A Texas lawmaker is seeking to have sex offenders barred from advertising for pen pals online. State Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, is pushing a measure requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to impose a rule stopping…
Rank this Week: 17

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    Everett Man Arrested Twice, Allegedly Picked Up Child While Drunk

    Everett Man Arrested Twice, Allegedly Picked Up Child While Drunk
    According to a recent news article from News 7 Boston, a man was just arrested in Everett for allegedly driving drunk while picking up his young child from school. It appears this was the second time he’s been recently arrested for this…
  • Jan 10

    MADD Assigns Ratings to State Drunk Driving Laws – Mass. Doesn’t Rate So High

    MADD Assigns Ratings to State Drunk Driving Laws – Mass. Doesn’t Rate So High
    Each year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) release a “Report to the Nation,” as they call it, on the state of drunk driving laws across the U.S.  The agency assigns a rating ranging from one to five stars to determine…
  • Jan 7

    Drunk Drivers Threatened with Nickelback

    Drunk Drivers Threatened with Nickelback
    In what appears to be an attempt to curb driving while giving a nod to the cult classic “Super Troopers,” one police force in Canada warned potential drunk drivers that if they drive drunk during the holiday season, the will get…
Rank this Week: 3070

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4020

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 13

    DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Comey

    DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Comey
    JIm Comey, a friend and former colleague of mine from the US Attorney's Office, will be investigated by the Justice Department's Inspector General.Comey was in an impossible position in this election.  The very worthwhile tradition in…
  • Jan 13

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Four Criminal Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Four Criminal Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court held its conference today and took up 16 cases, 4 of which are criminal or habeas corpus cases.Weaver v. Massachusetts, No. 16-240:  The defendant claims his lawyer was ineffective for failing to object to a…
  • Jan 13

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Georgia DA Seeks Death for Alleged Cop Killer: In Byron county GA, the district attorney intends to seek the death penalty for the suspected murderer of two Georgia police officers. Fox News reports that District Attorney David Cooke…
Rank this Week: 5020

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump
    Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has made clear that he wants to “build a wall” along the border of the U.S. and Mexico and that he wants to deport or incarcerate as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants who…
  • Jan 6

    New California Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking about Juvenile Criminal Records Takes Effect January 1

    New California Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking about Juvenile Criminal Records Takes Effect January 1
    A new law that prohibits employers in the state of California from asking about a job applicant’s juvenile criminal records is set to take effect January 1of the new year. Assembly Bill (A.B.) No. 1843 amends Section 432.7 of the…
  • Dec 29

    Eldest Bundy Son Wants Hearing to Challenge Detention Statu

    Eldest Bundy Son Wants Hearing to Challenge Detention Statu
    Ryan Bundy, the eldest son of Cliven Bundy and member of the clan involved in the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has asked for a hearing to challenge his detention status in a Nevada jail. He claims that he…
Rank this Week: 1879

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jan 13

    What to Do after a Hit and Run Accident: 5 Steps All Drivers Need to Know

    What to Do after a Hit and Run Accident: 5 Steps All Drivers Need to Know
    It is more difficult to get the compensation you need for injuries or property damage after a Pennsylvania or New Jersey hit and run. While your medical benefits coverage will pay for some of your treatment, it is not unusual for the cost of…
  • Jan 12

    New Jersey Sees Traffic Fatalities Rise in 2016

    New Jersey Sees Traffic Fatalities Rise in 2016
    A new report from New Jersey State Police shows that the number of fatal car crashes in the state increased in 2016, for the third year in a row. According to these preliminary statistics, 607 people lost their lives in car accidents in the…
  • Jan 12

    Top Causes of Construction Injuries & Liability for Them

    Top Causes of Construction Injuries & Liability for Them
    Workers in the construction industry have an increased risk of injury over workers in many other occupations. The hazards on a construction site are numerous. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations in…
Rank this Week: 381

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED AFTER A DUI CONVICTION IN CALIFORNIA

    ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED AFTER A DUI CONVICTION IN CALIFORNIA
    ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AFTER CONVICTION FOR DUI When a person is convicted of DUI in California, or even if he or she is not but the DMV admin per se hearing officers finds that the driver was driving under the influence, the offender…
  • Jan 13

    Arrested For DUI While Asleep In Your Car

    Arrested For DUI While Asleep In Your Car
    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Have you ever heard this one: A guy in Any City California drank too much and decided to sleep it off in his car. He was snoozing in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition but the car was not running. Police…
  • Dec 30

    California Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Caffeine?

    California Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Caffeine?
    NO, A CALIFORNIA MAN DID NOT GET ARRESTED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CAFFEINE Maybe you read the many news stories recently about the Solano County man who was stopped and arrested for DUI when an officer observed him driving erratically,…
Rank this Week: 4253

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Murder, Burglary and the “Extraneous Theft”

    Murder, Burglary and the “Extraneous Theft”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas - 14th District 2017: Kahlid Yusuf Worrell v. State, 2017 WL 124351 (2017). The opinion addresses what is, at least to me, a novel scenario.  As the court…
  • Jan 11

    Delinquency, the Tweets and the First Amendment

    Delinquency, the Tweets and the First Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals:  People of Colorado In the Interest of R.D., Juvenile-Appellant, 2016 WL 7473807 (2016). This Wikipedia entry explains what juvenile courts are and how they differ…
  • Jan 9

    Sexual Assault on a Child, Lime Wire and the Remote Computer Search

    Sexual Assault on a Child, Lime Wire and the Remote Computer Search
    This post examines a very recent opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals – Division VII: People v. Phipps, 2016 WL 7473811 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[b]ased on a plea agreement in which many other serious…
Rank this Week: 2179

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3820

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: 1294

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Are Convicted Felons Sentenced to Life, Regardless of the Sentence They Actually Serve?

    Are Convicted Felons Sentenced to Life, Regardless of the Sentence They Actually Serve?
    In Michigan and all other states in the U.S., felony offenses are considered more serious than those classified as misdemeanors. A felony charge can be related to anything from tax fraud or distributing illegal drugs to some theft offenses or…
  • Jan 11

    Michigan, Juvenile ‘Lifers’ and the ACLU

    Michigan, Juvenile ‘Lifers’ and the ACLU
    In November it was announced the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was filing suit against the state of Michigan over the state’s unclear standards regarding denial of parole to juvenile lifers.  In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court…
  • Jan 5

    Non-Profit or Non-Realistic?

    Non-Profit or Non-Realistic?
    What if I told you that there was a non-profit business that you know and respect that was misrepresenting their financial report and in the process of doing so continually have gotten investors to place hard earned money into their company?…
Rank this Week: 2666

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1395

Athens DUI Law Blog

Athens DUI Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Baker & Slider, LLC.

http://www.athensduilawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1716

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    So Much for the Presumption of Innocence

    So Much for the Presumption of Innocence
    We pride ourselves in this country on our Constitution and the protections it gives us from the abuses of Big Government.  Perhaps most prominent of these rights is the "presumption of innocence", and the associated right not to have our…
  • Jan 13

    Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Fight DUI Charges in Arizona

    Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Fight DUI Charges in Arizona
    A recent decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals held that medical marijuana patients who have been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana can fight the charges by arguing that they were not stoned enough to drive. In 2013…
  • Jan 5

    California Law Attempts to Prevent Marijuana Use While Driving

    California Law Attempts to Prevent Marijuana Use While Driving
    As many of you now know, California passed proposition 64 this past November making recreational marijuana use and possession legal. According to Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, proposition 64 contains a…
Rank this Week: 1962

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/
  • Jan 13

    You can’t hide from an outstanding MA warrant, but you can resolve it. Here’s how.

    You can’t hide from an outstanding MA warrant, but you can resolve it. Here’s how.
    There are two types of warrants in Massachusetts, arrest warrants and bench warrants. A bench warrant is generally the less serious of the two. These are issued for multiple reasons, including failure to show up at a court hearing or failure…
  • Jan 10

    Nazi Memorabilia, Guns, and 10,000 Rounds of Ammo Found in Home of Lexington Man

    Nazi Memorabilia, Guns, and 10,000 Rounds of Ammo Found in Home of Lexington Man
    Last week, police announced the seizure of 83 guns, with 10,000 rounds of ammo and a Nazi helmet from the house of a Massachusetts man. Robert Ivarson, 49, of Lexington, is facing civil rights and harassment charges for allegedly littering…
  • Jan 10

    Will Massachusetts Pardon Individuals Locked Up for Marijuana Crimes?

    Will Massachusetts Pardon Individuals Locked Up for Marijuana Crimes?
    Vermont governor Peter Shumlin recently issued 192 pardons to individuals with marijuana convictions, as long as the offenses were not related to DUI charges or violent crimes. This bold move begs the question, will Massachusetts follow suit?…
Rank this Week: 1122

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Is Entering a vacant house a burglary in California?

    Is Entering a vacant house a burglary in California?
    A man walked down the narrow street. He saw a house being remodeled. There was no furniture in the house but there was obviously work being done on it. A “porta potty” was outside the house for the workmen to use. Lots of tools…
  • Dec 20

    Can a judge remove a juror just because the juror is the lone holdout?

    Can a judge remove a juror just because the juror is the lone holdout?
    In a criminal case, a defendant is entitled to a unanimous verdict by all the jurors selected to hear his case.  Many times if only one juror votes in a defendant’s favor it’s a win for the defense.  The prosecutor…
  • Sep 26

    Evading A Police Officer in Orange County, CA

    Evading A Police Officer in Orange County, CA
    California Vehicle Code Section 2800.1 and 2800.2 make it illegal to flee or attempt to evade a police officer. The individual who flees from the police after the police turn on the overhead lights would seem to be in for trouble. What with…
Rank this Week: 2983