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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/
  • Sep 17

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    The House voted to train and arm "moderate" Syrian rebels. Australia carried out big anti-terror raids. Official government statement here. The media says a senior ISIS member, who is Australian, had called for a random public execution…
  • Sep 17

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq
    President Obama addressed the military in Tampa today. "I want to be clear. The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission," Obama said. "We will train and equip our partners. We will advise…
  • Sep 16

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    The iPhone 6 will be in stores on Friay. You can also preorder. It comes in two sizes. You can compare models here. If you are conflicted about which one to buy, read this. And if you currently have a grandfathered-in unlimited data plan,…
Rank this Week: 3

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    You know these words.  If you're of a certain age - or a certain background, I suppose, you were required to memorize them.We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establishJustice, insure domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That
    Judge Kopf began with Digby.  Digby'd staked out the remarkably stupid position that since Nino didn't think the Constitution prohibited the execution of the factually innocent, and didn't think that it was immoral to hold that position,…
  • Sep 10

    Close to Simple Murder

    Close to Simple Murder
    Of one thing, however, I am certain. Just as an execution without adequate safeguards is unacceptable, so too is an execution when the condemned prisoner can prove that he is innocent. The execution of a person who can show that he is…
Rank this Week: 271

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    2 Charged with Defrauding Real Estate Investor

    2 Charged with Defrauding Real Estate Investor
    Fred Davis Clark, Jr., a/k/a Dave Clark, 56, and Cristal R. Clark, a/k/a Cristal R. Coleman, 41, both formerly of Monroe County, Florida, were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and multiple counts of…
  • Sep 16

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan
    Douglas Carter and James Spillers have been arrested by the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office for allegedly operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada. Both men have been…
  • Sep 16

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction
    Reyna Peinado, 48, Huntington Beach, California, an auctioneer who defrauded banks by accepting bribes to lower the amount of winning bids in trustee auctions, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. The defendant was sentenced by…
Rank this Week: 6

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Constitution of the State of New York....cont

    Constitution of the State of New York....cont
    In his pretrial motion papers, defendant sought to suppress tape recorded statements made on March 5, 1993 during a phone call between himself and Y, an alleged accomplice turned cooperating witness. The Court then ordered a Huntley hearing…
  • Sep 17

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"
    On January 25, 1985, the Grand Jury indicted defendant on one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, for possessing the gun used in the subway shootings, and two counts of criminal possession of a...
  • Sep 16

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"
    On Saturday afternoon, December 22, 1984, A, B , C, and D boarded an IRT express subway train in The Bronx and headed south toward lower Manhattan. The four youths rode together in the rear portion of the seventh car...
Rank this Week: 492

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 17

    Texas Execution

    Texas Execution
    Michael Graczyk reports for AP:HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection…
  • Sep 17

    Cold Case Autopsy

    Cold Case Autopsy
    Breaking news from the Wars of the Roses, 1485 ... Nick Kirkpatrick has a story in the WaPo headlined, King Richard III was probably hacked and stabbed to death in battle, according to a new study.  Prior posts:Digging Up Richard...
  • Sep 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Jury Recommends Death Penalty in Triple Homicide: A Los Angeles, CA jury has recommended that a 37-year-old man convicted of murdering three people in 2009 be sentenced to death for his crimes.  The City News Service reports that in…
Rank this Week: 811

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Sep 17

    Man Arrested Videoing Police; Files First Amendment Violation Suit

    Man Arrested Videoing Police; Files First Amendment Violation Suit
    It is being speculated that the activities of law enforcement across the nation haven’t been this much in the public eye since the 1960s and 70s. While much of this is being connected to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, it seems…
  • Sep 15

    Alleged Bomb Plot Results in Illegal Firearm Possession Charge

    Alleged Bomb Plot Results in Illegal Firearm Possession Charge
    What started as an arrest of a Utah man more than a year ago for an alleged terrorist plot has resulted in the final charge of illegal firearm possession. According to a report from KSL news, the FBI called the original arrest a…
  • Sep 10

    Cellphone Tracking: Not the Exact Science Feds Claim; Recent Case Prove

    Cellphone Tracking: Not the Exact Science Feds Claim; Recent Case Prove
    In late 2009, the FBI formed a special unit dedicated to assisting in their investigations of crime utilizing the tracking and analysis of cellphone use. This agency, the Cellular Analysis and Survey Team (C.A.S.T.) has had many successes…
Rank this Week: 822

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2862

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    It Can Happen To You

    It Can Happen To You
    Just about a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a post titled “It Can’t Happen To Me.” In it, I talked about the attitude I run into repeatedly, one that seems to be now as ingrained as the idea that people gotta breathe,…
  • Sep 7

    Let’s Make a Deal: the Joy of the Old “In-and-Out”

    Let’s Make a Deal: the Joy of the Old “In-and-Out”
    I’ve said before that I hate plea bargains. I think they should be illegal. They have become little more than a bludgeon that puts too many innocent people in jail, or prison, and imprisons even too many guilty people for longer…
  • Aug 24

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    A post this morning on “Thinking Like a Lawyer” snapped me to attention. It was perfect in so many ways, but one part in particular told me what I was writing about this morning. I write this blog for a couple of reasons. The…
Rank this Week: 1814

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Indiana Man Accused of Cannibalism

    Indiana Man Accused of Cannibalism
    Jeffersonville, Indiana man, Joseph A. Oberhansley, 33, is accused of murdering his girlfriend and ultimately eating portions of her corpse. Oberhansley was arrested last Thursday after police came to his girlfriend, Tammy Blanton's home…
  • Aug 20

    So You've Violated Your Federal Supervised Release... What now?

    So You've Violated Your Federal Supervised Release... What now?
    Just about every Federal felony carries behind a term of incarceration a period where one is on a probation like status called supervised release. For all intents and purposes supervised release is just like probation in that you will be…
  • Jun 19

    Florida Man Faces Aggravated Assault For Throwing Gasoline On Wife. Tells Police It Was A Joke.

    Florida Man Faces Aggravated Assault For Throwing Gasoline On Wife. Tells Police It Was A Joke.
    Sunrise, Florida man, Khemraj Samlall told law enforcement he was only joking when he allegedly attempted to ignite gasoline that he "accidentally" spilled on his wife and her bed earlier this week. As a result of this claimed joke, Mr.…
Rank this Week: 3490

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 2369

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/
  • Sep 17

    Clark County family court judge pleads guilty to fraud

    Clark County family court judge pleads guilty to fraud
    Today a suspended Clark County family court judge entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to carry out wire fraud, stemming from an investment scheme worth close to $3 million. In return for Judge Steven Jones entering the plea,…
  • Sep 10

    Sparks man claims "self-defense" in trespass murder case

    Sparks man claims "self-defense" in trespass murder case
    This past May, 73-year-old retired school teacher Wayne Burgarello shot two people allegedly trespassing in his Sparks home. Neither of the alleged trespassers were armed, and one of them died from the shooting. Today Burgarello pleaded not…
  • Sep 2

    Reno shootout ends with robbery suspect dead

    Reno shootout ends with robbery suspect dead
    On Sunday an alleged robbery incident in Reno culminated with a shootout between the police and suspect, who died from the police's gunshots. The suspect reportedly was robbing a CVS when he shot another shopper, who sustained non-lethal…
Rank this Week: 4273

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/
  • Sep 17

    Meltsner on Excessive Sentencing and Parole Eligibility

    Meltsner on Excessive Sentencing and Parole Eligibility
    Michael Meltsner (Northeastern University - School of Law) has posted The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing: Death May Be Different But How Different? (Northeastern University Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This…
  • Sep 17

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Keith A. Findley and Barry Scheck (University of Wisconsin Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Book Review: Shaken Baby Syndrome on Trial (29 Criminal Justice #2 (Summer 2014), American Bar Association) on SSRN. Here…
  • Sep 16

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Interrogation Policies (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite growing concern regarding the problem of false…
Rank this Week: 396

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
  • Sep 17

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort
    Less than a week after Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence, the Oklahoman underscored the importance of Innocence Project…
  • Sep 16

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System
    An editorial in Saturday's Dallas Morning News pointed out the cracks in Texas' criminal justice system in the wake of prosecutorial misconduct and new DNA evidence pointing to the innocence of Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee. Days…
  • Sep 15

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence
    The Innocence Project and the Mississippi Innocence Project filed a motion in the Mississippi Supreme Court today urging the court to vacate the capital murder conviction and death sentence of Eddie Lee Howard, Jr., based on new DNA evidence…
Rank this Week: 4544

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/
  • Sep 17

    Cops, prosecutors, raise white flag, vow to fight on warrants for cell-phone location data

    Cops, prosecutors, raise white flag, vow to fight on warrants for cell-phone location data
    I only saw two news outlets covering electronic privacy debates at the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee meeting yesterday:Dallas Observer: Texas cops are going to fight like hell against cell phone privacy protectionsAustin American…
  • Sep 17

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record
    Sarah Pahl, a policy attorney at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, testified yesterday to the Senate State Affairs Committee on the subject of "the widespread storage and sale of criminal records information." See her written testimony…
  • Sep 16

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession
    Here's an incredibly positive sign for drug sentencing reform from Texas House Corrections Committee Chairman Tan Parker, as reported by the Dallas Morning News' Rodger Jones on their Opinion Blog (Sept. 16):in an interview with the editorial…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Sep 17

    Jail, Prison, or SMCP? A Place of Confinement Chart

    Jail, Prison, or SMCP? A Place of Confinement Chart
    You know I love a chart. I’ve made sex offender charts, Justice Reinvestment charts, maximum sentence charts, and drug trafficking charts. You should see the charts I make for family vacations! Today’s post presents a new chart…
  • Sep 16

    The Old Portable Breath Test Ain’t What She Used to Be

    The Old Portable Breath Test Ain’t What She Used to Be
    Portable breath tests don’t go very far anymore in proving whether a suspect is impaired from alcohol.  That’s because the legislature amended G.S. 20-16.3(d) in 2006 to provide that the alcohol concentration results from…
  • Sep 15

    Evidence and Arguments about Prison Life in Capital Case

    Evidence and Arguments about Prison Life in Capital Case
    During the second phase of a capital trial, the jury must decide whether to sentence the defendant to death or to life in prison. The jury’s perception of prison life may influence that decision. If the jury believes that prison life is…
Rank this Week: 3753

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    State v. Edwards: On the Warrant Requirement in DUI Blog Draw Case

    State v. Edwards: On the Warrant Requirement in DUI Blog Draw Case
    In State v. Edwards, a DUI case before the Supreme Court of South Dakota, Defendant was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. During his arrest, the officer read Defendant the contents of a pre-printed card. Essentially, Defendant was…
  • Sep 13

    State v. Buckland: The Admissibility of Breath Test Results in a DUI Trial

    State v. Buckland: The Admissibility of Breath Test Results in a DUI Trial
    State v. Buckland, a case from the Connecticut Supreme Court, involved a defendant (“Defendant”) who was convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the Influence (DUI) of intoxicating liquor and operating a motor vehicle…
  • Sep 9

    School Bus Driver Charged with Driving Commercial Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol

    School Bus Driver Charged with Driving Commercial Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
    According to a recent article from Fox CT News, a school bus driver was arrested on charges of driving a commercial motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Authorities have that alleged that a police officer was on his way to a…
Rank this Week: 705

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 279

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 17

    A Missouri Exoneree's OpEd

    A Missouri Exoneree's OpEd
    Today's Kansas City Star publishes the OpEd, "Burton: Two recent exonerations cause new concern about the death penalty," by Darryl Burton. Since my exoneration in 2008 of a murder I didn’t commit, there have been over a dozen…
  • Sep 17

    Rethink Execution

    Rethink Execution
    That's the title of an editorial published in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. As a result of the many doubts about the fairness of the death penalty, a bipartisan legislative panel has been reviewing the state's capital punishment system. Its…
  • Sep 17

    Oklahoma Responds to Media Access Lawsuit

    Oklahoma Responds to Media Access Lawsuit
    Oklahoma's response to the media lawsuit is available at the link. "State Says Media Is Not Entitled To See Executions," is the AP report, via KGOU-FM. Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma argue the media is not entitled to witness...
Rank this Week: 29

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Sep 17

    Why the Tennessee Rules of Procedure Need to Apply to General Sessions Courts ?

    Why the Tennessee Rules of Procedure Need to Apply to General Sessions Courts ?
    Over the last few days , I have been thinking about the inequalities in the Tennessee criminal justice system . Most cases are misdemeanor cases and can be resolved in General Sessions Court. However , you are not entitled to receive…
  • Sep 9

    Is Ray Rice a Scapegoat for the NFL ?

    Is Ray Rice a Scapegoat for the NFL ?
    There is no doubt that the video released by TMZ showed a frightening display of domestic violence by Ray Rice. The question is, why the change in policy by the NFL.  Mr. Rice admitted guilt, entered a plea, and accepted…
  • Sep 8

    Observations of Nashville's Domestic Violence Docket

    Observations of Nashville's Domestic Violence Docket
    Last week I posted on Nashville's domestic violence docket . I had a chance today to go observe the docket. Here are a couple of my observations: The first court appearance is an initial appearance. No witnesses are subpoenaed. The…
Rank this Week: 4832

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Sep 17

    How much notice must I get for the Department of Licensing Hearing?

    How much notice must I get for the Department of Licensing Hearing?
    The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) must give you at least 10 days notice of the hearing date. Failure to do so will result in dismissal of the pending suspension or revocation.
  • Sep 7

    How long does the proescutor have to file my DUI case?

    How long does the proescutor have to file my DUI case?
    In Washington State, the City or State prosecutor have two (2) Years to file your DUI case. I have had cases filed 18 months after the arrest. The is called the Statue of Limitations.
  • Aug 22

    What's the maximum penalty for Boating Under the Influence (BUI)?

    What's the maximum penalty for Boating Under the Influence (BUI)?
    Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in Washington State is a Gross Misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 364 days in Jail and a $5000 fine. However, there is no license suspension with BUI.
Rank this Week: 3046

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Sep 17

    Holland Man Staying at Rescue Mission Charged with Indecent Exposure

    Holland Man Staying at Rescue Mission Charged with Indecent Exposure
    Last week, 29-year-old Anthony Scott Currier of Holland was arrested and charged with indecent exposure by a sexually delinquent person after two incidents in the area involving exposure of his private parts, according to a news article at…
  • Sep 16

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint
    On September 9th, 57-year-old Calvin Ray Kelly was charged in the rape of a woman in Kalamazoo at knifepoint, according to news reports at Mlive.com. Kelly was officially charged with one count each of attempted first-degree criminal sexual…
  • Sep 11

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge
    On Friday, September 5, retired Flint Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods was arraigned on 16 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Since that time, two more individuals have come forward with similar allegations, according to a news article…
Rank this Week: 799

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Two Detroit Residents Plead Guilty to Using Deceased Individual’s Identities for Purpose of IRS Tax Fraud

    Two Detroit Residents Plead Guilty to Using Deceased Individual’s Identities for Purpose of IRS Tax Fraud
    On Monday, September 15, a press release was issued by U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade in reference to two Detroit residents who have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Internal Revenue Service by using the identities of individuals who are…
  • Sep 16

    Pasco Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld by Washington State Court of Appeal

    Pasco Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld by Washington State Court of Appeal
    In February of 2012, Gregorio Luna Luna of Pasco was convicted of aggravated first-degree murder in the death of Griselda Ocampo Meza, the mother of Luna Luna’s child. According to a news article at the Tri-City Herald, the defendant…
  • Sep 15

    Trafficking Narcotics Results in 20 Year Prison Term for Detroit Man

    Trafficking Narcotics Results in 20 Year Prison Term for Detroit Man
    In April of this year, 44-year-old Steven Duane Dent was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn to 20 years in federal prison for his role in trafficking narcotics, specifically cocaine and heroin, according to a recent announcement by…
Rank this Week: 3253

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/
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence Conviction Will Now Result in Lifetime Firearms Ban

    Domestic Violence Conviction Will Now Result in Lifetime Firearms Ban
    Due to a recent California Court of Appeals ruling, if you are convicted of domestic violence in California, you will receive a permanent federal lifetime ban on possessing a gun.
  • Sep 13

    As Ray Rice Gets Scratched From Roster, I Continue to Scratch My Head

    As Ray Rice Gets Scratched From Roster, I Continue to Scratch My Head
    For those of you who have been able to stick to FM radio, mute your televisions, and avoid the water cooler in recent weeks, former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has been indefinitely suspended by the NFL,...
  • Sep 12

    Are Communications Between an Inmate and his Lawyer Confidential?

    Are Communications Between an Inmate and his Lawyer Confidential?
    Communications between a defendant and his attorney are supposed to be confidential. Recently, however, reports have suggested that prosecutors have began to intercept these communications.
Rank this Week: 2373

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

http://www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Etan Patz Murder Trial and Corroboration of a Confession

    Etan Patz Murder Trial and Corroboration of a Confession
    On May 25, 1979, a 6-year old boy named Etan Patz left his home to go to school for the first time without being accompanied by his parents. He lived in lower Manhattan and was supposed to walk just two blocks alone to catch a bus…
  • Sep 16

    Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegation

    Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegation
    Adrian Peterson was criminally accused of child abuse when a Texas Grand Jury indicted him last week. Disturbing pictures were released that showed lacerations on his four-year old son’s legs. I suspect this story is gaining a lot of…
  • Aug 4

    Broken Window Fallacy

    Broken Window Fallacy
    In the 1980′s and early 1990′s, crime in New York was at an all-time high. Thousands of people in New York were literally getting murdered every year. The murder rate reached its peak in 1990 when 2,605 people were killed in New…
Rank this Week: 1530

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Sep 17

    The NFL and Domestic Violence

    The NFL and Domestic Violence
    Since 2000, 80 players in the National Football League have been arrested on charges related to domestic violence, accumulating 84 arrests. The only criminal offense that ranks higher among league members is DUI. Below the National Average…
  • Sep 15

    Can a judge deny me a court-appointed attorney in Arizona?

    Can a judge deny me a court-appointed attorney in Arizona?
    In the United States of America, a criminal defendant has the right to be represented by legal counsel, regardless of whether or not they can afford to pay for such counsel.  The declaration of this right is expressed in the Miranda…
  • Sep 10

    Can I go to jail for shoplifting in Arizona?

    Can I go to jail for shoplifting in Arizona?
    The answer to that question depends on the circumstances of the situation as well as the monetary amount of the item or items stolen. Read on to learn more about how shoplifting is defined in Arizona and how it is punished by the courts. What…
Rank this Week: 1005

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Wisconsin Laws Regarding “Prostitutes” versus “Escorts”

    Wisconsin Laws Regarding “Prostitutes” versus “Escorts”
    There is often a great deal of confusion regarding the difference between an escort and a prostitute. In fact, many times the words are used interchangeably. The truth of the matter, however, is that the two are actually quite distinct.…
  • Sep 17

    Wisconsin OWI/ DUI Law

    Wisconsin OWI/ DUI Law
    Every year, a number of people are arrested for driving with a blood alcohol limit that is above the legal limit throughout Wisconsin and the United States. However, a person arrested for drunk driving in the state of Wisconsin will be…
  • Sep 12

    Improper Stop Based on an Officer’s “Good Faith” Mistaken Interpretation of Law – State of Wisconsin v. Brown

    Improper Stop Based on an Officer’s “Good Faith” Mistaken Interpretation of Law – State of Wisconsin v. Brown
    The Fourth Amendment is a vast area of law that is typically implicated when there is a search and/or seizure issue. Unfortunately, it is common for police officers to be overzealous and stop individuals when there is no legal basis to do so.…
Rank this Week: 1589

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Florida’s Laws on Sexual Crimes Against Children

    Florida’s Laws on Sexual Crimes Against Children
    Under Florida Law, lewd and lascivious battery occurs when a person 18 years of age or older, engages in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older, but less than 16 years of age; or encourages, forces, or entices any person less…
  • Sep 10

    An Analysis of Florida’s Laws Regarding Human Trafficking

    An Analysis of Florida’s Laws Regarding Human Trafficking
    Florida laws, like the Federal laws, have strict legislation on the books regarding Human Trafficking. Under Florida General Statutes 787.06 the Legislature finds that human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims of human…
  • Sep 8

    Methamphetamine Charges and Sentencing in Florida

    Methamphetamine Charges and Sentencing in Florida
    Methamphetamine is an illegal drug that causes almost immediate addiction, according to those addicts who have used the drug and in all scientific studies. In Florida, it is illegal to possess methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine and…
Rank this Week: 247

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/
  • Sep 17

    Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty to DWI

    Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty to DWI
    Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon pleaded guilty to a DWI charge in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Gordon was originally arrested for driving while intoxicated over the July 4th holiday weekend. Gordon will avoid jail…
  • Sep 16

    Minneapolis Approves Police Body Camera Program 

    Minneapolis Approves Police Body Camera Program 
    Minneapolis officials have taken the next step in equipping the city’s police force with body cameras after they approved a $170,000 pilot program to set 36 officers up with the surveillance equipment. The Minneapolis City Council…
  • Sep 15

    Adrian Peterson Reinstated After Child Abuse Charge

    Adrian Peterson Reinstated After Child Abuse Charge
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be back on the field Sunday when Minnesota takes on New Orleans after being reinstated by the team. Peterson was held out of this week’s game after he was indicted by a grand jury in…
Rank this Week: 4621

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty to DWI

    Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty to DWI
    Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon pleaded guilty to a DWI charge in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Gordon was originally arrested for driving while intoxicated over the July 4th holiday weekend. Gordon will avoid jail…
  • Sep 16

    Minneapolis Approves Police Body Camera Program 

    Minneapolis Approves Police Body Camera Program 
    Minneapolis officials have taken the next step in equipping the city’s police force with body cameras after they approved a $170,000 pilot program to set 36 officers up with the surveillance equipment. The Minneapolis City Council…
  • Sep 15

    Adrian Peterson Reinstated After Child Abuse Charge

    Adrian Peterson Reinstated After Child Abuse Charge
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be back on the field Sunday when Minnesota takes on New Orleans after being reinstated by the team. Peterson was held out of this week’s game after he was indicted by a grand jury in…
Rank this Week: 3351

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Sep 17

    Can I Be Charged With Shoplifting If I Accidentally Left A New Jersey Store With Merchandise, And Had No Intent To Steal?

    Can I Be Charged With Shoplifting If I Accidentally Left A New Jersey Store With Merchandise, And Had No Intent To Steal?
    New Jersey statute indicates that intent is required to prove shoplifting, so arguing that you inadvertently walked out of the store with merchandise can be a defense. It is not an especially strong defense, particularly if there are other…
  • Sep 17

    What’s The Penalty For Theft By Extortion In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For Theft By Extortion In New Jersey?
    Theft by Extortion is an extremely serious crime in New Jersey, and carries a penalty of up to ten years in state prison, with a variety of financial penalties available as well. Part of the reason extortion is prosecuted so harshly is that…
  • Sep 17

    What’s The Penalty For Blackmailing Someone In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For Blackmailing Someone In New Jersey?
    In New Jersey, blackmail – where you threaten to expose confidential information about a person if they don’t meet a demand – is a crime that is prosecuted under the charge Theft by Extortion. Extortion is a coercive attempt…
Rank this Week: 1946

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/
  • Sep 17

    "Weird Florida" strikes again...

    "Weird Florida" strikes again...
    From the Smoking Gun website, two quick police reports that help show how the term "Weird Florida" got its name... Just last Friday an elderly Florida woman was charged with misdemeanor battery after spraying her mentally ill adult son with…
  • Sep 11

    Double Standards? Ray Rice vs. Shannen Allen in New Jersey

    Double Standards? Ray Rice vs. Shannen Allen in New Jersey
    By now this has been the lead story on almost every news cast. We have included a video from CNN that does not show the battery. A copy of that video can be found here. While it is not bloody, it can be disturbing for certain…
  • Sep 4

    In Florida, have prescription pills gone full circle?

    In Florida, have prescription pills gone full circle?
    It is an accepted fact that prescription pill abuse is a major problem in Florida. There have been articles mentioning pill mills and talk that cracking down on them has helped fuel the rise of heroin in Florida. Now a great article in the…
Rank this Week: 3988

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: 3564

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1831

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/
  • Sep 17

    Minnesota Vikings Running Back, Adrian Peterson, Indicted for Child Abuse

    Minnesota Vikings Running Back, Adrian Peterson, Indicted for Child Abuse
    Another NFL player has made headlines due to alleged physical violence. Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, has been indicted in Texas for child abuse. Peterson allegedly spanked his four-year old son until the child bled.…
  • Sep 11

    NFL Star Caught on Video Committing Domestic Battery; Implications Under Florida Law

    NFL Star Caught on Video Committing Domestic Battery; Implications Under Florida Law
    NFL star running back, Ray Rice, has been all over headlines lately after a video surfaced that shows Rice punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, in the face... knocking her out cold. TMZ.com first posted the full video on September 8,...
  • Sep 8

    Facebook Posts Lead to Criminal Charge

    Facebook Posts Lead to Criminal Charge
    A criminal defense attorney's worst enemy is a confession, whether in writing or one that is video taped. As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, I've had my share of clients confess to crimes, even after they had been warned and...
Rank this Week: 1784

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Sep 17

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi
    The terms “assault” and “battery” are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Although they are often used in conjunction, knowing the distinctions between the two can clarify some misconceptions about the crimes. When…
  • Sep 17

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi
    The terms “assault” and “battery” are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Although they are often used in conjunction, knowing the distinctions between the two can clarify some misconceptions about the crimes. When…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois Anti-Stalking Law

    Illinois Anti-Stalking Law
    Some people have a fixed image in their minds of a stalker, someone who is wholly obsessed with his victim or someone who sets out to deliberately impose intimidation or fear. In reality, the profile of a person accused of an Illinois…
Rank this Week: 3743

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law in Florida. By Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2683

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Defense of Imperfect Self-Defense in Illinois Murder

    Defense of Imperfect Self-Defense in Illinois Murder
    Everybody knows a defendant can invoke a claim of self-defense to defend against charges of murder, manslaughter, or other violent crimes that result in injury or death to another person. What you may not know is that a claim…
  • Sep 15

    Defenses to Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery

    Defenses to Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery
    A Chicago man was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and vehicular invasion following a shooting at a Cook County Preserve soccer field on Labor Day that injured one other man. The…
  • Sep 11

    Was Chicago Police Officer Falsely Charged with Child Sexual Abuse?

    Was Chicago Police Officer Falsely Charged with Child Sexual Abuse?
    A Chicago police sergeant was relieved of his duties after being charged with one count each of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl. The alleged victim is the daughter of the…
Rank this Week: 2434

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1805

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System
    The United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow, and certainly since the times of slavery. Nevertheless, just as we cannot wash away the stains these horrible eras have left on our national history, we cannot deny the fact…
  • Sep 16

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?
    To be sure, the circumstances surrounding the case of Jorge Barahona are cringe-worthy. That said, should a jury be able to hear the statements he gave police when he was heavily medicated and not thinking clearly? In early 2011, Barahona was…
  • Sep 11

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"
    Opposition to the so-called "War on Drugs" isn't new; this poorly executed policy has been receiving condemnation since its inception in 1971 when President Nixon declared drug abuse to be "public enemy number one." The criticism against the…
Rank this Week: 1621

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?
    The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t:  Supreme Court Keeps editing.”  (5/24/14)  Although it appears in the ostensibly “popular” press, every…
  • Jun 30

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant
    On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court released its decision in Riley v. California and the companion case of US v. Wurie.  The Court held that the police may not search digital information on a cell phone that was seized from an…
  • Jun 8

    Hall v. Florida – New US Supreme Court Decision on Intellectual Disabilities and Criminal Law

    Hall v. Florida – New US Supreme Court Decision on Intellectual Disabilities and Criminal Law
    In Atkins v. Virginia, the US Supreme Court held that the federal Constitution barred the execution of defendants with intellectual disabilities.  Based upon Atkins, Freddie Lee Hall moved before the Florida courts for an order vacating…
Rank this Week: 1663

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Sep 17

    NR für Änderung des BankG, KAG und BEHG - erhöhte Strafdrohung für Diebstahl von Bankkundendaten

    NR für Änderung des BankG, KAG und BEHG - erhöhte Strafdrohung für Diebstahl von Bankkundendaten
    Gemäss Pressemitteilung vom 16. September 2014 will der Nationalrat (NR) den Diebstahl von Bankkundendaten höher bestrafen. Der NR hat am vergangenen Dienstag als Erstrat die Änderung des Bankengesetzes (BankG; SR 952.0), des…
  • Sep 9

    Bundesrat erwägt Senkung der Freibeträge bei Ergänzungsleistungen

    Bundesrat erwägt Senkung der Freibeträge bei Ergänzungsleistungen
    Wie die Berner Zeitung vom 8. September 2014 berichtete, erwägt der Bundesrat die Senkung der Freibeträge bei Ergänzungsleistungen (EL), um die Sozialausgaben einzudämmen. Die im Jahre 2011 im Bundesgesetz über…
  • Sep 6

    BGer 9C_850/2013: Arztzeugnisse sind nicht mehr verbindlich

    BGer 9C_850/2013: Arztzeugnisse sind nicht mehr verbindlich
    Im vorliegenden Bundesgerichtsentscheid (vgl. auch Tagesanzeiger vom 31. Juli 2014) ging es um einen Antrag auf Invalidenrente einer Frau. Die zuständige IV-Stelle – im vorliegenden Fall die Beschwerdeführerin – hat…
Rank this Week: 2408

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/
Rank this Week: 1511

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 17

    Things Dogs Like To Sniff

    Things Dogs Like To Sniff
    The dog/probable cause connection is one of the most problematic pieces of legal mythology around.  As it’s a firmly embedded concept, and as the Supreme Court has consistently refused to recognize that it’s as much probable…
  • Sep 17

    Unbundling Criminal Defense

    Unbundling Criminal Defense
    One of the cool trends of internet lawyers is to offer unbundled legal services.  Draft the complaint, for example, but then leave the client to pursue the prosecution of a case on their own.  For the most part, it’s never had…
  • Sep 16

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech
    As president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to the trends on campus as evidenced by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ invitation to be “civil.” …
Rank this Week: 111

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    Help: I Committed the Same Crime Twice

    Help: I Committed the Same Crime Twice
    If you look up the legal punishments for a specific crime, you’ll usually find two items. One will be an incarceration term and one will be a monetary fine. However, this isn’t the whole story. Both of these punishments can be…
  • Sep 12

    The 4 Craziest Embezzlement Stories You Need to Read to Believe

    The 4 Craziest Embezzlement Stories You Need to Read to Believe
    Taking money or property that was entrusted to you by its owner and using it for your own personal gain is the crime of embezzlement. Unlike other theft crimes in which property is taken from its owner, embezzlement is unique because of the…
  • Sep 8

    Accused of Writing Bad Checks? Take Legal Action Now

    Accused of Writing Bad Checks? Take Legal Action Now
    Checks are a convenient method of payment that businesses and individuals rely on to complete financial transactions on a daily basis. Offering a check in payment of a debt or other financial obligation implies that the funds it represents…
Rank this Week: 1786

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Drug Paraphernalia Charges: Pick a Good Defense Strategy

    Drug Paraphernalia Charges: Pick a Good Defense Strategy
    Many types of illegal drugs are used with the aid of certain tools or devices. For example, marijuana can be consumed with rolling papers or a pipe. Heroin can be snorted through a straw or injected with a hypodermic syringe. All of these…
  • Sep 12

    Help: I Was Arrested for Driving with a Suspended License

    Help: I Was Arrested for Driving with a Suspended License
    Operating a motor vehicle on public roads and highways is a privilege that can be taken away for a variety of criminal offenses. Often, driving privileges are suspended as punishment for driving-related offenses but a license suspension can…
  • Sep 8

    Can I Legally Get Fired for a Prostitution Solicitation Arrest?

    Can I Legally Get Fired for a Prostitution Solicitation Arrest?
    The consequences for a criminal conviction can sometimes go beyond incarceration and fines. In certain cases, an arrest or a conviction may lead to a job suspension or even termination. The extent and type of action that an employer may take…
Rank this Week: 1820