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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 27

    Tech Talk

    Tech Talk
    My iPhone 5s died yesterday. It just wouldn't turn on. I ended up having to plug it into my computer and restore the factory settings, and then an old backup. It took hours, and it worked -- until this morning. Dead as a doornail again. …
  • Aug 27

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full, here's a new one. All topics welcome. On James Foley's kidnappers: Before "the Beatles", there were the Belgians. Lots of dots to connect. The latest victim of police "walking while black" syndrome:... [[…
  • Aug 26

    Potential New Audio of Michael Brown Shooting

    Potential New Audio of Michael Brown Shooting
    Driving this afternoon and listening to CNN on Sirius, the main story was not ISIS or Syria, it was a new audio of the Michael Brown shooting that a passer-by captured on his cell phone while video-chatting with a woman. As he tells her how…
Rank this Week: 3

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1210

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/
  • Aug 27

    "Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force"

    "Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force"
    Kent Scheidegger at Crime & Consequences criticizes Erwin Chemerinsky's recent NYT op-ed on qualified immunity. His critique of a Chemerinsky critique: Shooting out the tires is an "obvious" alternative? Sure, it has worked on…
  • Aug 27

    "America's Lack of a Police Behavior Database Is a Disgrace. That's Why I'm Leading a Team to Build One"

    "America's Lack of a Police Behavior Database Is a Disgrace. That's Why I'm Leading a Team to Build One"
    The story is at The New Republic. In part: Progressive leaders in law enforcement have recently called on researchers at the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) to create the first national database on police behavior. That means we will know...
  • Aug 27

    Roach on Terrorism Prosecution

    Roach on Terrorism Prosecution
    Kent Roach (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Be Careful What You Wish for?: Terrorism Prosecutions in Post-9/11 Canada ((2015) 34 Queens Law Journal Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The criminal law, particularly…
Rank this Week: 96

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Aug 27

    CCRB Still A Paper Tiger

    CCRB Still A Paper Tiger
    It was only a few weeks ago that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named Richard Emery as the Chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Not surprisingly, civil rights lawyers applauded the choice, being that Emery is a name partner in…
  • Aug 26

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor
    The scales have long been tipped.An enlightening op-ed piece in today's Times by Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky about how the federal courts have allowed the concept of absolute and qualified immunity to expand exponentially, making it far more…
  • Aug 24

    Thinking Like A Lawyer

    Thinking Like A Lawyer
    Attorney Scott Greenfield, author of the blog Simple Justice, has an interesting post (here) about what it means to "think like a lawyer." Quoting from the Paper Chase, he talks about how we can get there when we are starting out with our…
Rank this Week: 22

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 27

    Disparity in Arrest Rates in California

    Disparity in Arrest Rates in California
    Phillip Reese has this post at the Sacramento Bee, noting a disturbingly sharp disparity in the arrest rate for one group in California, a rate nearly triple the state average....
  • Aug 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Habitual Felon to be Charged with Multiple Murders: A California man with a lengthy criminal past has been arrested and is expected to be charged later today with several counts of murder.  The Associated Press reports that 34-year-old…
  • Aug 27

    Fools, Damned Fools, and Client

    Fools, Damned Fools, and Client
    Michael Barone writes in the Washington Examiner:"About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop." So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war…
Rank this Week: 137

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

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

    Distributing Harmful Materials to Minor Focus of Utah Appeals Case

    Distributing Harmful Materials to Minor Focus of Utah Appeals Case
    There is an old saying about obeying the letter of the law versus the spirit of the law. In a nutshell, following the letter of the law means to obey the literal interpretation (the letter) of the law but not necessarily the intent (or…
  • Aug 25

    Utah Man Charged with Felony Evading after High Speed Chase

    Utah Man Charged with Felony Evading after High Speed Chase
    A simple traffic stop near Fort Duchesne on Thursday, August 21, turned into a high-speed chase resulting in the arrest of three people. The driver was charged with felony evading, along with other charges. When Does That Ever Work?…
  • Aug 20

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing
    On Thursday, August 14, in what will be the first of many meetings, a Utah subcommittee met to discuss the problem of Utah’s growing prison population. Among the topics addressed by the subcommittee were Utah recidivism rates, the…
Rank this Week: 48

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Nevada considering more than 500 applications for medical marijuana establishments.

    Nevada considering more than 500 applications for medical marijuana establishments.
    To date, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has received 502 applications from hopeful medical marijuana establishment owners. The close-to-200 applicants for dispensaries are competing for only 66 slots available statewide.…
  • Aug 18

    9th Circuit overturns ruling denying inmate eye surgery

    9th Circuit overturns ruling denying inmate eye surgery
    Last week the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a District Court ruling that would prevent 67-year-old inmate John Colwell from getting cataract surgery. The Ninth Circuit Circuit considered Colwell's condition serious and the…
  • Aug 11

    Nevada road-rage driver gets possible life in prison.

    Nevada road-rage driver gets possible life in prison.
    In Carson City last week, a District judge sentenced 28-year-old Leonardo Cardoza to a possible life sentence for the first-degree murder committed in a bout of road rage. The victim was a teenage girl. The incident occurred in early 2013…
Rank this Week: 4120

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Covers traffic law, driver's license law, DWI/DUI law, criminal law, and more.

http://www.trafficlawstop.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Ellisville Buys Body Cameras for Police Officer

    Ellisville Buys Body Cameras for Police Officer
    The Ellisville, Missouri police department has begun purchasing body cameras for all of its police officers. The Saint Louis suburb had been planning on getting cameras for all officers, but the Ferguson riots and Michael Brown shooting made…
  • Aug 27

    Are The Police Allowed To Lie?

    Are The Police Allowed To Lie?
    Most people have heard the rumor that if you ask an undercover cop if they are a police officer they must tell you.  This is simply not true. Police are allowed to lie to you. Police officers can lie to people during an investigation.…
  • Aug 10

    Michael Bowen Protesters Damage Police Vehicles, Loot Quiktrip

    Michael Bowen Protesters Damage Police Vehicles, Loot Quiktrip
    The peaceful vigil for slain teen Michael Bowen turned violent tonight, with protesters damaging police and news vehicles, and looting a Quiktrip. The incidents are occurring at West Florissant and Ferguson Avenue. Updated…
Rank this Week: 1494

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
  • Jan 9

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie
    In part one, I discussed what the law of the 1966 Miranda decision requires when a person is being questioned by police.  In this part, I’ll explain when the police are even required to read your rights. First – Custody The…
Rank this Week: 1120

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Sex Offenders of the State of New York

    Sex Offenders of the State of New York
    This is a proceeding wherein the petitioner, DK, petitions for an order and judgment, pursuant to CPLR 7801-7806, annulling and vacating the 25 January 2011 final determination of respondent Board of Examiners of Criminal Sex Offenders of the…
  • Aug 27

    The Illinois Appellate Court

    The Illinois Appellate Court
    The best evidence rule applies only when a party seeks to prove the contents of a writing. It has no application where a party seeks to prove a fact which has an existence independently of any writing, and this...
  • Aug 26

    The defendant may have been attempting to strike up a conversation with a female

    The defendant may have been attempting to strike up a conversation with a female
    In one evening, a Detective, who was assigned as backup to an undercover police officer who was attempting to buy controlled substances at a social club. There is no evidence in the record that the undercover officer was able to...
Rank this Week: 1331

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
  • Aug 27

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method
    Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is required to use reliable principles and methods in coming to expert opinions. In this video, Tracy discusses the rule and how it might apply to a damage calculation done by an expert…
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
Rank this Week: 340

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Aug 27

    California appeals court reaffirms the legality of retail medical marijuana sale

    California appeals court reaffirms the legality of retail medical marijuana sale
    Although California passed the first modern medical marijuana law in 1996 and saw the first wave of medical marijuana dispensaries, the legal status of dispensaries in the state is still somewhat unsettled. While government officials in…
  • Aug 26

    The local option for marijuana, Part II: the theory of local control

    The local option for marijuana, Part II: the theory of local control
    In my last two posts, I’ve highlighted the emerging struggle between state and local governments for control of marijuana policy. My latest article tries to provide some guidance on whether states should give local governments the option of…
  • Aug 26

    "Washington's Marijuana Legalization Grows Knowledge, Not Just Pot"

    "Washington's Marijuana Legalization Grows Knowledge, Not Just Pot"
    The title of this post is the title of this terrific new Brookings research paper which takes a close look at Washington state’s early experience in legalization of recreational marijuana. Here is how the report is summarized on the…
Rank this Week: 1769

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    SEC Issues Consumer Bulletin

    SEC Issues Consumer Bulletin
    The Securities Exchange Commission Office of Investor Education has issued a recent bulletin concerning financial advisors. The SEC and FINRA have been under a great deal of pressure. Both Congress and consumer groups are looking for…
  • Aug 6

    Sex and the Supreme Court

    Sex and the Supreme Court
    As recently as August 6, 2014, the New York Times reported that Justice Ruth Bade Ginsberg has commented on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions, saying that while gay and lesbian rights move ahead, women’s rights have…
  • Jul 24

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel
    Yesterday, the government made public the set of internal rules that are used to compile the list of names on the infamous No-Fly list. Now, the right of U.S. citizens to move among and between the States has its roots in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1391

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly three years ago, Michael Williams was exonerated of second-degree murder in Louisiana. According to the American Lawyer, Williams is now seeking compensation from New Orleans and the state for the more than 15 years he spent in prison…
  • Aug 26

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released
    On Monday, a Superior Court judge in North Carolina dismissed all charges and vacated the convictions of Michael Parker who was convicted of multiple sex crimes against his three children. Parker spent more than 20 years behind bars and is…
  • Aug 25

    Illinois Passes Identification Law

    Illinois Passes Identification Law
    Legislation to improve eyewitness identification procedures in Illinois was signed by the governor on Friday, marking the second wrongful conviction law to be signed in two weeks. In an effort to reduce the risk of misidentification,…
Rank this Week: 4475

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 27

    An OpEd by Erwin Chemerinsky

    An OpEd by Erwin Chemerinsky
    "How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops," is Erwin Chemerinsky's OpEd in the New York Times. He's the dean of the UC-Irvine School of Law. In recent years, the court has made it very difficult, and often impossible, to hold...
  • Aug 27

    Indefensible

    Indefensible
    That's the title of an article posted at Slate by Gabriel Urza. It's subtitled, "Why Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer is leaving the defense team—and the Army." Here's the beginning: Tuesday is Army Major Jason Wright’s last…
  • Aug 27

    North Carolina Roundup

    North Carolina Roundup
    The Robesonian of Lumberton, North Carolina publishes the editorial, "No margin for error with the death penalty." There are a lot of reasons to oppose the death penalty. In no particular order, here are ours: And: And the most obvious,...
Rank this Week: 61

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 27

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel
    The New York Times Magazine several weeks ago published a lengthy, largely sympathetic article about Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president (Sokolove, "The Shadow of the Valley"), see here, who is awaiting trial on charges…
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
Rank this Week: 2451

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 4768

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 107

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Million Dollar Marijuana Operation Discovered in Countryside Home

    Million Dollar Marijuana Operation Discovered in Countryside Home
    A Tennessee power company's investigation into a neighborhood's power shortage issues led to a large drug bust in the Tennessee countryside. Beneath the average looking countryside home was a million dollar "pot cave". Marijuana was…
  • Aug 21

    Police Use Tricks to Get Confessions: Major Reason to Remain Silent

    Police Use Tricks to Get Confessions: Major Reason to Remain Silent
    Remaining silent is a right that should be exercised more often by people suspected of committing crimes, but unfortunately, people's desire to explain themselves and tactics used by police oftentimes overcome a person's better judgement. The…
  • Aug 8

    Resisting A Law Enforcement Officer: More Trouble Than Its Worth

    Resisting A Law Enforcement Officer: More Trouble Than Its Worth
    If you were to ask a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer when was a good time for his or her client to resist an officer, the most likely answer you would get is, "never". Most of the time, resisting an officer...
Rank this Week: 994

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 426

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Aug 27

    Marijuana Tourism and Texas: The Lesson of Jacob Lavoro

    Marijuana Tourism and Texas: The Lesson of Jacob Lavoro
    As marijuana product lines flourish and recreational marijuana is legalized in nearby Colorado, what does it mean to Dallas? Serious charges in you’re caught with pot in any form: Texas law has not changed. Today, nineteen year old…
  • Aug 20

    The Mike Brown Law: Will Police Be Required to Wear Body Cameras?

    The Mike Brown Law: Will Police Be Required to Wear Body Cameras?
    As the events in Ferguson, Missouri, continue to unfold, a proposed new law is being advanced for all law enforcement in this country, the “Mike Brown Law.” It would require all police officers to wear a camera as part of their…
  • Aug 13

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice
    For criminal defense lawyers in Texas, the idea that prosecutors are human and sometimes do very bad things isn’t news. It’s something to be monitored during every case and almost every day you ask yourself the question: is the…
Rank this Week: 175

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Aug 27

    Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Car

    Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Car
    In Florida, you can commit the crime of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon if you use your car to hit someone else’s car when they are inside it.  For example, if you use your car to hit someone… The post Aggravated…
  • Aug 17

    82-Year-Old Man Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty

    82-Year-Old Man Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty
    In the case of Hume Hamilton versus the State of Florida, Mr. Hamiton was an 82-year-old man who was out walking his dog on a leash when a cat got too close to the dog.  The two animals began… The post 82-Year-Old Man Not Guilty…
  • Aug 12

    Drug Convictions Overturned Where Drugs Were Found in Girlfriend’s Home

    Drug Convictions Overturned Where Drugs Were Found in Girlfriend’s Home
    In the case of Thomas Smith versus the State of Florida, Mr. Smith was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and possession of chemicals used to make methamphetamine. The case began when the police executed a search warrant at…
Rank this Week: 3365

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

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

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer
    (Book Excerpt: A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms) Many legal thrillers focus on the dynamics of trial lawyers battling it out before and during a courtroom trial. Therefore, we thought it would be interesting to…
  • Aug 4

    Twitter Hashtags for Lawyers 101

    Twitter Hashtags for Lawyers 101
    Twitter As Search Engine When I first became a Twitter user several years ago, I had no idea what a hashtag was. When my wife, who’s been using Twitter for five years, asked what hashtags I was using to help spread the word about my law…
  • Jul 26

    Tips for Being a Happy Lawyer. Seriously.

    Tips for Being a Happy Lawyer. Seriously.
    I like to think  that for the most part I’m a pretty easy-going guy with a sense of humor, but even I have to admit that this profession, especially for those of us practicing criminal defense, can at times be filled with difficult…
Rank this Week: 3509

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    California’s New Cybercrime Law

    California’s New Cybercrime Law
    As technology continues to become more advanced, new laws are required to be put into effect in order to protect our citizens. Do you think the government is doing enough to prevent cybercrime in California?
  • Aug 25

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration
    California governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new state budget that is prioritizing rehabilitation for criminal offenders rather than sending them back to jail.
  • Aug 22

    Should California Allow Digital Search Warrants?

    Should California Allow Digital Search Warrants?
    A new law in Missouri allows for "digital search warrants" rather than forcing the police to obtain a physical paper copy. Do you think this is a violation of your constitutional rights? Should Californians enact this law as well?
Rank this Week: 906

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 1)

    Evolution of Search and Seizure Law Re: Blood Draws in the DUI Context (Part 1)
    By:Brent Thompson Any warrantless search or seizure is presumed unlawful aside from a few jealously guarded exceptions. Traditional exceptions include but are not limited to (1) consent; (2) incident to arrest; (3) hot pursuit; and (4)…
  • Aug 25

    Fergusson, MO and Me

    Fergusson, MO and Me
    Mimi always says I manage to turn everything into stories about me, but this is hard not to. This is where I grew up. Well, not exactly. But my parents and older sisters lived in Fergusson right before I was born. I grew up hearing this…
  • Aug 4

    Why I am Against the Death Penalty

    Why I am Against the Death Penalty
    China, Iran, North Korea, and The U.S.A. What do we all have in common? How could we possibly have anything in common with those despotic dictatorial terroristic States? You guessed it. We all kill people who commit crimes. Great…
Rank this Week: 4434

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/
  • Aug 27

    Share the Road. But How?

    Share the Road. But How?
    Most avid bicyclists have more than one tale of a close encounter with a motorist who does not care to—or does not know how to—safely share the road with a bicycle. The News and Observer reported here that a group of Orange County…
  • Aug 26

    Justice Reinvestment on the Ground

    Justice Reinvestment on the Ground
    Among the two dozen or so states that have participated in Justice Reinvestment, North Carolina has become something of a darling. The goal of the initiative (summarized in this infographic) is to reduce spending on corrections, and North…
  • Aug 25

    Stealth Constitutional Amendment Could Bring Big Change

    Stealth Constitutional Amendment Could Bring Big Change
    This fall, North Carolina voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution. The proposed amendment would allow, for the first time, bench trials for felonies in superior court. Neither the media nor advocacy groups have paid…
Rank this Week: 3311

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Aug 27

    Teens Create Police Brutality Tracking App 

    Teens Create Police Brutality Tracking App 
    Inspired by the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, three high schoolers from Georgia created a mobile app that allows civilians to record and report interactions with law enforcement officials. The app is called “Five-O” and it…
  • Aug 25

    Excessive Force By Police May Be More Common Than We Think

    Excessive Force By Police May Be More Common Than We Think
    New findings by the FBI suggest that officer-involved excessive force incidents may be more common than we think because of underreported statistics. The report, commissioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, estimates that there were…
  • Aug 20

    Attorney General Arrives in Ferguson As Tensions Rise

    Attorney General Arrives in Ferguson As Tensions Rise
    Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. arrived in St. Louis on Wednesday to meet with local community leaders and law enforcement officials in an effort to calm the civil unrest that has broken out in Ferguson in the wake of the fatal shooting of…
Rank this Week: 2747

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Aug 27

    Third Circuit Issues Cautionary Tale for Appellate Waiver

    Third Circuit Issues Cautionary Tale for Appellate Waiver
    As we’ve written about before, federal prosecutors generally require a waiver of certain appellate rights in connection with a plea deal.  Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued an opinion that explores what happens when a criminal…
  • Aug 18

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged

    The Gov. Rick Perry Indictment: Another Weak Case that Shouldn’t Have Been Charged
    The news outlets exploded this weekend with commentary on the Gov. Rick Perry indictment, and the criticism was fast and swift to deem it a very weak case. On Friday, Perry was indicted on two felony counts that arose from … Continue…
  • Aug 14

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool

    Federal Lawsuit Highlights Powerful Civil Forfeiture Tool
    This post was co-authored by White Collar Alert contributor, Erin Dougherty. In a federal complaint filed on Monday, three Philadelphia homeowners whose homes have been targeted for state civil forfeiture have sued the city of Philadelphia,…
Rank this Week: 2024

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Sarah Silverman’s ‘Liquid Pot’ at the Emmy

    Sarah Silverman’s ‘Liquid Pot’ at the Emmy
    This year the Emmys introduced many new things, from fashion to the new mani and clutch cam. But the product viewers may have been most surprised to see was liquid pot. Sarah Silverman While on the Emmys red carpet Monday, Sarah Silverman…
  • Aug 25

    Tempe Police Begin “Safe & Sober” Campaign as ASU Fall Semester Commence

    Tempe Police Begin “Safe & Sober” Campaign as ASU Fall Semester Commence
    As classes start again for ASU students, Tempe Police begin their new “Safe & Sober Campaign” to prevent unnecessary, unwanted, and generally irresponsible behavior around campus. During the past few semesters, ASU has made…
  • Aug 22

    Penalties for Animal Cruelty in Arizona

    Penalties for Animal Cruelty in Arizona
    Tre’vonte Mitchell, an 18-year-old Ohio teen, was recently arrested for punting a cat like a football. Mitchell’s friend Roy Hill filmed the entire incident, and afterwards posted it to Facebook where it gained the attention of…
Rank this Week: 583

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 1905

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup
    Two DUI checkpoints will be run by Marin County police agencies over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Police officers will be looking for drunk and unlicensed drivers. Marin County police will run one checkpoint from 6:00 p.m., on Friday,…
  • Aug 26

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint
    Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence last Friday, August 22, 2014, at a checkpoint on De Long Ave. and Redwood Blvd., in Novato. More than 1,600 vehicles drove through the over 6 hour long checkpoint. The Novato...
  • Aug 24

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend
    Officers from the San Rafael Police Department will be stepping up their drunk driving enforcement over the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. Along with other Marin County law enforcement departments the San Rafael Police, as part of the Avoid the…
Rank this Week: 3833

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Many Federal Drug Sentences May Be Cut By Up to Two Years!

    Many Federal Drug Sentences May Be Cut By Up to Two Years!
    The United States Sentencing Commission has proposed changes in the federal sentencing guidelines which will allow many individuals who are in jail to have their sentences reduced. The commission recommended a two point decrease in the…
  • Jun 26

    Release of Blind Mule Book

    Release of Blind Mule Book
        Well, it about time!  After three years Russell Babcock finally has published his novel, The Blind Mule.  The book is a legal thriller that calls upon his many years of defending blind mules, those who without their…
  • Jun 25

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phone

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phone
        Mr. Officer you need one of those warrants if you are going to look in there. Today the United States decided the cases of Riley v. California. Like many individuals stopped by the police, Mr. Riley had his cell phone searched…
Rank this Week: 4659

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 27

    Will Ferguson Grand Jury Indict Officer?

    Will Ferguson Grand Jury Indict Officer?
    Criminal Defense Attorney Page Pate joins New Day Weekend on CNN to discuss the challenges of indicting Officer Darren Wilson on state criminal charges in the death of Michael Brown… read more → The post Will Ferguson Grand Jury…
  • Aug 22

    How I Would Defend Officer Darren Wilson: 5 First Step

    How I Would Defend Officer Darren Wilson: 5 First Step
    There is no question that Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. The only question is whether he was justified in doing… read more → The post How I Would Defend…
  • Aug 21

    Why the Ferguson Grand Jury May Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson

    Why the Ferguson Grand Jury May Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson
    A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri is hearing evidence relating to the shooting death of Michael Brown. The grand jury will be asked to determine if there is probable cause… read more → The post Why the Ferguson Grand Jury May Not…
Rank this Week: 209

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Florida babysitter stabs client for refusing her advance

    Florida babysitter stabs client for refusing her advance
    From the smoking gun website, a Florida woman is arrested for aggravated battery after she stabbed her client for refusing to have sex with her! 22-year-old Shakieria Anquanette Shan Long was arrested by police earlieer this month for…
  • Aug 21

    Super Bowl Champion Investigated by the Police

    Super Bowl Champion Investigated by the Police
    A police department in the state of Washington is investigating Seattle Seahawk running back Marshawn Lynch for assault and criminal mischief allegations. The local police were quick not to jump to conclusions. Per the police spokesman: "At…
  • Aug 14

    Father and two sons all arrested for DUI for same accident

    Father and two sons all arrested for DUI for same accident
    Keeping it all in the family? Per a CBS website, a Vermont father and two sons were arrested for a DUI at the same accident scene. What started out as a day of fishing for a Vermont family ended up with three family members facing drinking…
Rank this Week: 4290

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: 1061

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/
  • Aug 27

    Avery Appelman Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Avery Appelman Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Never one to step down from a challenge, Avery Appelman decided to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by fellow attorney Geoff Saltzstein. Check out Avery’s Ice Bucket Challenge Video below, and be sure to…
  • Aug 26

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence
    Researchers analyzing crime trends in the United States found that violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence and rape occur at a much higher rate when the weather is warm. In their report titled “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal…
  • Aug 25

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has expanded search and seizure protections in civil cases after authorities went beyond their legal rights while collecting evidence to create their case. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the citizen…
Rank this Week: 461

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    Avery Appelman Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Avery Appelman Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Never one to step down from a challenge, Avery Appelman decided to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by fellow attorney Geoff Saltzstein. Check out Avery’s Ice Bucket Challenge Video below, and be sure to…
  • Aug 26

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence
    Researchers analyzing crime trends in the United States found that violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence and rape occur at a much higher rate when the weather is warm. In their report titled “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal…
  • Aug 25

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has expanded search and seizure protections in civil cases after authorities went beyond their legal rights while collecting evidence to create their case. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the citizen…
Rank this Week: 3258

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Out of control Police..again

    Out of control Police..again
    In Ferguson, Missouri, there is a tragedy following a police shooting. Michael Brown is shot to death while walking down the street. Evidently the police told him to get out of the street and Brown thought better of that. There was a…
  • Jun 27

    DUI and your mobile/cell phone

    DUI and your mobile/cell phone
    An important privacy issue has been brewing of late. In these days of eroding Constitutional protections and important issue has developed that has to do with privacy and your mobile phone following an arrest. The police, in their unending…
  • May 4

    The Legalization of Marijuana

    The Legalization of Marijuana
    5 Reasons Why Colorado Legalized Marijuana Legalizing Marijuana, for medical or recreational use, has been a topic of debate for quite some time. Until recently, however, few regions have made drastic moves to change the drug's legal…
Rank this Week: 757

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day weekend means more DUI patrols on Louisiana road

    Labor Day weekend means more DUI patrols on Louisiana road
    As Labor Day nears, most of us find ourselves planning family vacations, taking road trips or just preparing for a relaxing three-day weekend. This holiday, after all, is the unofficial end of summer. If you plan on celebrating Labor Day...
  • Aug 25

    Sentencing guidelines for white-collar crimes under review

    Sentencing guidelines for white-collar crimes under review
    When it comes to so-called “white-collar” crimes, determining appropriate sentences for convicted offenders can be difficult. Say, for example, that an individual sets up hacking software that steals just $1, but steals that small amount…
  • Aug 14

    In defense of criminal defense

    In defense of criminal defense
    Our criminal justice system is predicated on the idea that each of us is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. The concept seems simple enough, but have you ever stopped to consider what it means in practice? Criminal defense...
Rank this Week: 3385

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    2 Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Mortgage Lead

    2 Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Mortgage Lead
    Brian Matthew Rich, 40, Laguna Beach, California, and Marcus Alan Avritt, 42, of Seal Beach, California, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. to prison for their roles involving computer theft from a nation-wide online…
  • Aug 27

    Woman Admits Role in Real Estate Appraisal Fraud Scheme

    Woman Admits Role in Real Estate Appraisal Fraud Scheme
    Ann Hils, 54, East Hampton, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud related to a real estate appraisal scheme. According to court documents…
  • Aug 26

    Fugitive Gets 10 Years for Role in Scheme to Launder Mortgage Fraud Proceed

    Fugitive Gets 10 Years for Role in Scheme to Launder Mortgage Fraud Proceed
    Hong Jae Kim, aka Randy Kim, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,795,125 in restitution for his nearly two-year role in a scheme to launder mortgage fraud proceeds. A…
Rank this Week: 2

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Will Robot Drivers Solve the Problem of Los Angeles DUI?

    Will Robot Drivers Solve the Problem of Los Angeles DUI?
    The problem of Los Angeles DUI, on some level, seems intractable. After all, even if we collectively could reduce DUI incidences as low as possible, we’re never going to eliminate the problem completely. Even the very definition of the…
  • Aug 25

    Chief Keef Skips DUI Hearing, Faces Harsh Consequence

    Chief Keef Skips DUI Hearing, Faces Harsh Consequence
    Attending a Los Angeles DUI hearing is a stressful and sometimes frightening prospect. However, facing the hearing officer is a better idea than avoiding the situation altogether. Rapper Chief Keef is currently learning this lesson the hard…
  • Aug 20

    Fiery 8-Car Crash Injures 10 in San José

    Fiery 8-Car Crash Injures 10 in San José
    Few individuals facing Los Angeles DUI charges can say they experienced or caused as harrowing an accident as one that recently shook the Bay Area. At 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, police witnessed a black Mercedes speeding down Ocala…
Rank this Week: 4341

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition
    It's been an interesting few weeks in the circuits (and, apologies for the gap in posting - pesky family vacations). Probably my favorite is United States v. Mergen, about whether an FBI agent's statements that what the guy charged with a…
  • Aug 1

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition
    It is rare and wonderful to see an entrapment opinion. And United States v. Kopstein fits the bill. In other news, I was on TV last night talking about the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. If you're interested, here's a clip…
  • Jul 29

    Lying Isn't Always Fraud - the Sixth Circuit Sends A Case Back Because Buying Drugs From a Drug Distributor Is What The Drug Distributor Want

    Lying Isn't Always Fraud - the Sixth Circuit Sends A Case Back Because Buying Drugs From a Drug Distributor Is What The Drug Distributor Want
    Lester and Nancy Sadler, a husband and wife, ran a series of pain management clinics in Ohio. As the Sixth Circuit explained, "these were not conventional plain clinics." For example, at one clinic patients would arrive well before it…
Rank this Week: 2717

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/
Rank this Week: 3492

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Unlicensed Driver Receives 8.5 Years in Vehicular Homicide Plea Deal

    Unlicensed Driver Receives 8.5 Years in Vehicular Homicide Plea Deal
    As a full-service Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket and criminal defense firm, we handle cases of all types, from driving without a license to, for example, homicide. As was recently reported on by the Sun Sentinel, these two…
  • Aug 25

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle
    According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, 23-year-old Boynton Beach mother Nahomie Thermidor was arrested on Thursday and charged with child neglect, after her daughter received second degree burns from a falling cup of noodles. Back on…
  • Aug 18

    Should Police Officers be Required to Wear Cameras?

    Should Police Officers be Required to Wear Cameras?
    The issue of and controversy over police activity being captured on footage is not a new one. What is relatively new, however, is the discussion over whether or not police officers themselves should have to wear video cameras on their…
Rank this Week: 498

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 27

    Do Police Have To Make An Arrest When There’s A Domestic Violence Call In New Jersey?

    Do Police Have To Make An Arrest When There’s A Domestic Violence Call In New Jersey?
    Police have some discretion when it comes to making arrests during a domestic violence call. If there is no sign of injury to either party, no violation of a restraining order, and no warrants are out for either party, police have the option…
  • Aug 27

    When Does A Final Restraining Order Expire In New Jersey?

    When Does A Final Restraining Order Expire In New Jersey?
    In an effort to zealously protect victims of domestic violence, New Jersey law allows judges to enter Final Restraining Orders with no expiration date – meaning they will be in force forever. In cases where the restrained individual…
  • Aug 27

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Sexual Contact In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Sexual Contact In New Jersey?
    Criminal Sexual Contact is a fourth degree crime in New Jersey, carrying a maximum sentence of 18 months. The crime is characterized by the intentional touching in a manner designed to humiliate or degrade, or to sexually arouse or gratify…
Rank this Week: 2418