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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2465

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • May 28

    Texas Has Tougher Penalties on First Offense DWIs Where A Person’s BAC Is Above 0.15

    Texas Has Tougher Penalties on First Offense DWIs Where A Person’s BAC Is Above 0.15
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Prior to September 1, 2011, a first offense DWI in Texas, regardless of the person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC), was punishable…
  • May 26

    What If The Police Did Not Read Me My Rights!

    What If The Police Did Not Read Me My Rights!
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Easily, the number one question I am asked when I consult with someone on a criminal case is-“What if the police did not read me my…
  • May 25

    DWI Consequences–The Victim Impact Panel

    DWI Consequences–The Victim Impact Panel
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 If you have been convicted of DWI and are placed on probation, you will have conditions of probation you will have to complete to be…
Rank this Week: 4548

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 271

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Crash blocking US-93 near Hollister

    Crash blocking US-93 near Hollister
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • May 28

    Single Vehicle Rollover on I-15

    Single Vehicle Rollover on I-15
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • May 28

    Commercial Vehicle Crash Sends One to Hospital

    Commercial Vehicle Crash Sends One to Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 225

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

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

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    PATRICIO Y ESMERALDA

    PATRICIO Y ESMERALDA
    Deseo compartir con ustedes este “micro cuento”, no había pensado en compartirlo en éste (mi blog), el encabezado es la reacción que generó en mi que lo borraran incluso del muro de mi página en…
  • May 25

    PROYECTO DEL CÓDIGO PENAL - DISCRIMINACIÓN

    PROYECTO DEL CÓDIGO PENAL - DISCRIMINACIÓN
     Existe en mi opinión excesiva preocupación del periodismo y de algunos “periodistas” en particular sobre los delitos contra el honor, específicamente  la Difamación, muchos sugieren se derive…
  • May 25

    PROYECTO DEL CÓDIGO PENAL - ABORTO

    PROYECTO DEL CÓDIGO PENAL - ABORTO
    Como quiera que las mujeres peruanas o un sector de ellas, probablemente algunos varones no estén de acuerdo con la penalización del aborto, me permito compartir con ustedes  el Título II de la Sección II del…
Rank this Week: 3050

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2943

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Bond. Jane Bond

    Bond. Jane Bond
    The remake of Ghostbusters with four women in the lead roles gave rise to a backlash because of its politically correct casting, which was then exacerbated when it was hooked to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “woman card”…
  • May 28

    The Team Sport of Criminal Defense

    The Team Sport of Criminal Defense
    Got a call from a law prof who was considering bringing a Qui Tam action (whistleblower suit) against a New York 18-B lawyer.  Section 18-B of the County Law provides for private lawyers to represent the indigent and be compensated…
  • May 27

    Abelove Played The Gap And Sabotaged The Prosecution Of A Cop

    Abelove Played The Gap And Sabotaged The Prosecution Of A Cop
    Did Troy Police Sgt. Randall French murder 37-year-old DWI suspect Edson Thevenin?  Maybe. French told investigators that he fired eight rounds from his service weapon, killing Edson Thevenin, a 37-year-old DWI suspect who was…
Rank this Week: 101

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 27

    "Why Amnesty International Is Calling for Decriminalizing Sex Work"

    "Why Amnesty International Is Calling for Decriminalizing Sex Work"
    From The New York Times: It’s official: On Wednesday night, Amnesty International released its long-awaited policy on an incredibly contentious issue, calling on governments around the world to “decriminalize consensual sex work.”…
  • May 27

    "[Connecticut] Supreme Court Upholds Abolishment Of Death Penalty, Including For Death-Row Inmates"

    "[Connecticut] Supreme Court Upholds Abolishment Of Death Penalty, Including For Death-Row Inmates"
    From the Hartford Courant: Following a second Supreme Court ruling that outlaws the death penalty for everyone in Connecticut, the state's top prosecutor said Thursday that the 11 men on death row would be re-sentenced to life in prison…
  • May 27

    "Iowa top court rules juveniles cannot be given life without parole"

    "Iowa top court rules juveniles cannot be given life without parole"
    From Jurist: The Iowa Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that juvenile convicted of first-degree murder may not be sentenced to life without parole. The court reasoned that sentencing a juvenile to life without…
Rank this Week: 80

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • May 27

    What you need to know before taking a DWI test

    What you need to know before taking a DWI test
    Are you aware of all of the consequences you face when deciding to take a chemical test after an arrest for driving while impaired (DWI) in Minnesota? The arrested individual should be aware that the police will not tell you everything you…
  • Apr 30

    Boating Under the Influence (BWI) in Minnesota

    Boating Under the Influence (BWI) in Minnesota
    Minnesota’s lakes have always been popular destinations for boating and fishing, particularly during the summer months.  Sometimes those who partake in this enjoyable recreational activity also view boating as a chance to relax and…
  • Apr 8

    A Review of Minnesota DWI Statistic

    A Review of Minnesota DWI Statistic
    United States Drunk Driving Fatality Statistics Laws in all fifty states prohibit driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. However, while impaired driving is illegal some people still choose to drink alcohol and…
Rank this Week: 1947

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    An Improper Promise Can Make a Statement Inadmissible in Florida

    An Improper Promise Can Make a Statement Inadmissible in Florida
    When the police in Florida believe a suspect committed a crime, they will often take steps to get that suspect to make admissions that can be used against the suspect in court. When the police take someone into custody and seek to get a…
  • May 23

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate
    When a person is arrested for a crime in Florida, he/she is taken to the local jail. If he/she cannot make bond, he/she will remain there until the criminal case is resolved. Inmates in the local jail generally have phone privileges, but…
  • May 20

    If You Refuse to Submit a DNA Sample to Police in Florida, Can the State Use That Refusal Against You in Court?

    If You Refuse to Submit a DNA Sample to Police in Florida, Can the State Use That Refusal Against You in Court?
    In Florida, most people know that their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent means that the state cannot normally use a person's silence in response to police questioning against them in court. However, does this same principle extend to a…
Rank this Week: 1352

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    What To Do If I Am Arrested In California

    What To Do If I Am Arrested In California
    THE FIRST RULE TO FOLLOW AFTER AN ARREST: REMAIN SILENT EXCEPT TO REQUEST AN ATTORNEY There is a scene in the Showtime series “Billions” where one of the characters is arrested by the F.B.I. for financial fraud. As he is read his…
  • May 20

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention
    THE TERRY STOP – “STOP AND FRISK” DETENTION You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV shows: The police approach a person on the street or tell them to get out of a vehicle after a traffic stop and command the person to…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA
    YOUR RIGHTS WHEN THE POLICE STOP AND QUESTION YOU If a police officer stops you in a public place and begins asking you questions, what rights do you have? (Note that this post does not apply to a DUI stop. For information on your rights if…
Rank this Week: 830

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    THE DMV ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE HEARING

    THE DMV ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE HEARING
    In my previous post I discussed the DUI arrest process and the fact that when you are arrested for DUI, your license to drive will be immediately suspended by the DMV and you are issued a temporary 30-day license to drive. One of the reasons…
  • May 20

    California Law Regarding A DUI Arrest

    California Law Regarding A DUI Arrest
    THE DUI ARREST In my last post, I discussed your rights when you are pulled over for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol. As I discussed in that post, you are free to decline the field sobriety tests but whether you stumble on…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN I AM PULLED OVER FOR A SUSPECTED DUI?

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN I AM PULLED OVER FOR A SUSPECTED DUI?
    (This post applies only to persons over the age of 21 or who are not on probation for a previous DUI.) What should you do if you are stopped while driving a vehicle and the cop suspects you are driving under the influence of alcohol? The laws…
Rank this Week: 4175

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Engel and Martin Files Lawsuit for Charter School Scandal Record

    Engel and Martin Files Lawsuit for Charter School Scandal Record
    Engel and Martin, LLC has filed a pubic records lawsuit on behalf of the blog Plunderbund Media against the Ohio Department of Education.  The lawsuit seeks to compel the disclosure of public records stored in the private email…
  • May 15

    New Effort to Secure Refunds for Speed Camera Payment

    New Effort to Secure Refunds for Speed Camera Payment
    Engel and Martin, LLC, along with other attorneys representing motorists suing  New Miami for its speed cameras have filed a motion in Butler County Common Plea Court to garnish proceeds the village is collecting from a new speed…
  • May 2

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update
    The Dayton Daily News reports that the Village of New Miami will be asking the Ohio Supreme Court to review the ruling in favor of motorists by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Denise Callahan writes, “The Village of New…
Rank this Week: 1808

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Spaceman For Governor

    Spaceman For Governor
    You're supposed to sit on your assAnd nod at stupid things man, that's hard to doAnd if you don't they'll screw youAnd if you do, they'll screw you, too And when I'm standing in the middleOf the diamond all aloneI always play to winWhen it…
  • May 18

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity
    It is no coincidence that the most potent insurgencies from the left come to the fore at the end of a Democratic -- not Republican -- Administration.  That is when progressives are (often understandably) angered…
  • May 11

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  -- Satchell PaigeInteresting juxtaposition.  President Obama announces plans to become the first sitting president to visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima -- the very…
Rank this Week: 2921

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1798

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 27

    Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.

    Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.
    What’s the cost to our communities of outlawing sex work? Amnesty International’s new reports lead off with a brutal list of consequences: “Beatings. Rape. Harassment. Forced HIV testing. Exploitation. Extortion. Forced…
  • May 27

    El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail

    El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail
    On 20 May 2016, Maria Teresa Rivera was finally freed from prison in El Salvador after a judge dismissed the charges against her. In 2011, she had been given a 40-year sentence after suffering a miscarriage. Thousands of people across the…
  • May 24

    Azerbaijan: Khadija, On Your Birthday, You Are Not Alone!

    Azerbaijan: Khadija, On Your Birthday, You Are Not Alone!
    Renowned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova turns forty on Friday, May 27, celebrating her birthday for the second consecutive year in Baku’s Kurdukhani jail. Please join Amnesty International in wishing Khadija a happy…
Rank this Week: 16

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    News Scan

    News Scan
    IA High Court Bans LWOP for Teen Killers:  In a 4-3 ruling Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court banned judges from sentencing juveniles convicted of first-degree murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  Ryan J. Foley…
  • May 27

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    For the thousands of men and women who have died in defense of the freedom that most Americans take for granted....
  • May 26

    A Requiem for Sentencing Reform

    A Requiem for Sentencing Reform
    Mass sentencing reduction had a chance in Congress for only as long as our country's galloping murder and heroin spikes could be shoved behind the media curtain, and before evidence surfaced of how grisly the human toll of early release...
Rank this Week: 269

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Violations of Your Sixth Amendment Rights Can Also Exclude Evidence

    Violations of Your Sixth Amendment Rights Can Also Exclude Evidence
    In one of our recent blog posts, we went over a legal doctrine called fruit of the poisonous tree. This legal concept prevents prosecutors from introducing evidence against you in trial, if that evidence was found as a result of a violation…
  • May 26

    OUI Convictions and the Movement to "Ban the Box"

    OUI Convictions and the Movement to "Ban the Box"
    If you are arrested for operating under the influence (OUI) and end up getting convicted during trial or decide to take a guilty plea, the unfortunate fact is that you will be facing more than just a fine, a license suspension, and…
  • May 18

    How Police Can Violate Your Rights, and Still Use the Evidence They Find

    How Police Can Violate Your Rights, and Still Use the Evidence They Find
    In a couple of our recent blog posts, we covered the exclusionary rule, and how it can be a great tool to use to defend against a criminal charge. If police found evidence that you committed a crime, but violated your Fourth Amendment rights…
Rank this Week: 4903

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • May 27

    Investing in Youth Through Education

    Investing in Youth Through Education
    We all know that children often become what they’re exposed to, whether they live in high-crime areas, are the victims of abuse and neglect, or exposed to a substantial amount of crime/violence through television, video games,…
  • May 20

    Michigan Juvenile Lifers Win Court Victory

    Michigan Juvenile Lifers Win Court Victory
    – Hill V. Snyder, 6th Cir. 2016 On May 11, it was ordered by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that a “meaningful and realistic opportunity for release” must be granted to all Michigan juvenile “lifers,” or…
  • May 18

    What Are White Collar Crimes?  

    What Are White Collar Crimes?  
    There are many offenses that fall under the category of white collar crimes, but all are generally motivated by the possibility of financial gain.  Some of these crimes include money laundering, embezzlement, tax evasion, insurance…
Rank this Week: 3098

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1730

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI
    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a 76 year old driver was booked for felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence,  after he allegedly hit a CHP officer as she stood in the road directing traffic.  The driver then…
  • May 26

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day Weekend

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day Weekend
    The Marin County DUI task force, Avoid the 13, will be holding a Drunk Driving and driver’s license checkpoint and conducing DUI saturation patrols throughout the county this Memorial Day weekend.  Marin County police officers will…
  • Feb 8

    San Rafael Super Bowl Weekend DUI Checkpoint Nets 2

    San Rafael Super Bowl Weekend DUI Checkpoint Nets 2
    San Rafael Police officers along with officers from the Marin AVOID the 13 DUI task force held two DUI and driver’s license checkpoints on Friday night February 5, 2016.  Both of those checkpoints resulted in a total of two…
Rank this Week: 4079

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 27

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Donald Trump has all the delegates he needs. Bernie Sanders does not. But Bernie's trying to stay relevant by debating Donald Trump. Yes, some polls have Hillary and Bernie in a dead heat in California. Others have Hillary with a wide…
  • May 25

    Hillary, Donald and Bernie Open Thread

    Hillary, Donald and Bernie Open Thread
    I've had enough of the election for a while. I'm not particularly interested in Trump protests or Bernie Sanders' latest maneuvers. Or reports on Hillary's email. Here's an open thread to discuss the election. [[ This is a content summary…
  • May 25

    El Chapo's Lawyers Denied Extradition Document

    El Chapo's Lawyers Denied Extradition Document
    Some new developments in the extradition efforts against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman: His lawyer Jose Refugio was refused permission to meet with El Chapo when he went to the Prison. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to give his…
Rank this Week: 2

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • May 27

    What It Means To Be Heard

    What It Means To Be Heard
    The complainant is having a melt-down in the hallway. It is not my case so I have no idea what is going on. All I see are two young prosecutors trying to calm her down. The more they... Read More
  • May 3

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Gets Mugged

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

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial

    Feedback from Jurors After Trial
    The jury is still deadlocked after three days of deliberations, and the judge declares a mistrial. She releases the jurors. Anyone interested in answering questions from the lawyers, she tells them, should stick around in the jury room....…
Rank this Week: 3961

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
  • Feb 10

    More Mimesis Post

    More Mimesis Post
    I’m still writing at Mimesis Law. Here are my latest posts: People sure hate sex offenders. Prosecutors really care about prejudicial video when it’s prejudicial to their case. Bad cop actually punished. Bill Cosby would like for…
  • Feb 3

    Then Versus Now

    Then Versus Now
    My post this morning at Fault Lines is about cops speeding. Someone who goes by LawDog put up this quote as a comment: “Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials be subjected to the same rules of conduct that…
Rank this Week: 793

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/
  • May 27

    DUI Drivers In Albuquerque Can Lose Their Vehicles: Could Southland Drivers Face a Similar Punishment?

    DUI Drivers In Albuquerque Can Lose Their Vehicles: Could Southland Drivers Face a Similar Punishment?
    Should the government be able to seize a vehicle driven by someone convicted of multiple DUIs in Los Angeles? California’s vehicle codes do permit temporary impoundment of motor vehicles driven by anyone convicted of even a first-time…
  • May 25

    In Emotionally Charged Case, Judge Throws Out DUI Driver’s Plea Agreement

    In Emotionally Charged Case, Judge Throws Out DUI Driver’s Plea Agreement
    Many drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles end up taking plea agreements – they get charges and penalties reduced by agreeing to admit guilt to lesser offenses. Judges usually accept such deals, but occasionally a new piece of…
  • May 16

    NJ Supreme Court: No Jury Trial for Repeat DUI Driver

    NJ Supreme Court: No Jury Trial for Repeat DUI Driver
    Under California law, drivers charged with DUI in Los Angeles have the right to demand a jury trial. That’s not the case in every state. In a May 12th ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court said that defendants facing trial for repeat DUI…
Rank this Week: 4240

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 766

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1384

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Detailing the big and small positives of marijuana tax revenues for big and small towns in Colorado

    Detailing the big and small positives of marijuana tax revenues for big and small towns in Colorado
    This new Denver Post piece, headlined "Marijuana sales tax revenue huge boon for Colorado cities," highlights some notable community benefits in those Colorado towns allowing regulated and taxed marijuana sales. Here are excerpts:…
  • May 27

    Notable <em>Forbes</em> discussion of "The Five Best Marijuana Jobs"

    Notable &lt;em&gt;Forbes&lt;/em&gt; discussion of "The Five Best Marijuana Jobs"
    Regular readers know I strongly believe that the economic development aspects/consequences of marijuana reform are very significant and yet too often overlooked. Consequently, I was intrigued and happy to see this notable new Forbes article…
  • May 26

    Ohio General Assembly sends medical marijuana bill to Gov Kasich's desk

    Ohio General Assembly sends medical marijuana bill to Gov Kasich's desk
    As reported in this local article, "Ohio is poised to become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana after state lawmakers approved a fast-moving bill Wednesday evening in a close vote." Here are more of the details and the…
Rank this Week: 1477

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Covers decisions and opinions by The Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court of the United States regarding DUI law, Search and Seizure, and arrest procedures. By George C. Creal Jr.

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
  • May 27

    Culpepper v State Refresher - Defendant testimony at a motion hearing is not admissible at trial

    Culpepper v State Refresher - Defendant testimony at a motion hearing is not admissible at trial
    Culpepper v. State, 132 Ga. App. 733, 209 S.E.2d 18 (1974) is an old but very important case in the criminal law.  It stands for the proposition that the testimony of a Defendant in a motion to suppress can not be used against him at…
  • Mar 24

    State v. Oyeniyi-Will means May in Georgia DUI Implied Consent

    State v. Oyeniyi-Will means May in Georgia DUI Implied Consent
    State v. Oyeniyi-A15A1724, Reversed, February 4th 2016.  The State appealed after the Clayton County Trial Court granted Adeshye Oyeniyi's motion to suppress his DUI Alcohol Breath test results.  The Trial Court found that OCGA…
  • Mar 15

    State v Thompson-Constitutional Speedy Trial Lost Blood

    State v Thompson-Constitutional Speedy Trial Lost Blood
    State v. Thompson, A15A1626,Vacated and Remanded, Georgia Court of Appeals, November 18, 2015. Lauren Thompson brought a plea in bar concerning her DUI. The Trial Court granted the plea in bar by finding that her Constitutional right to a…
Rank this Week: 3195

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 27

    University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax

    University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax
    Yes, it is a crime to possess Xanax without a proper prescription from a health care provider.  This question has arisen in the recent days and has been discussed at length by many local sports radio stations, TV personalities, and…
  • May 26

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)
    Our previous posts in this series discussed why law enforcement prefer breath tests when investigating DWIs, why it is important to report how uncertain breath test results actually are, and why untraceable and inaccurate breath tests are a…
  • May 24

    Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy

    Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy
    So, if you've taken the time to read our previous post regarding measurement uncertainty, you've already seen that the leading scientific bodies (the International Standards Organization, the National Institute of Standards and Technology,…
Rank this Week: 1042

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 27

    University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax

    University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax
    Yes, it is a crime to possess Xanax without a proper prescription from a health care provider.  This question has arisen in the recent days and has been discussed at length by many local sports radio stations, TV personalities, and…
  • May 26

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)
    Our previous posts in this series discussed why law enforcement prefer breath tests when investigating DWIs, why it is important to report how uncertain breath test results actually are, and why untraceable and inaccurate breath tests are a…
  • May 24

    Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy

    Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy
    So, if you've taken the time to read our previous post regarding measurement uncertainty, you've already seen that the leading scientific bodies (the International Standards Organization, the National Institute of Standards and Technology,…
Rank this Week: 3569

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

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

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning
    Nine years ago, a high school driver was struck by a speeding ambulance at a dangerous intersection outside of Norman. The crash changed her life, and the attorneys at Laird Hammons Laird have fought for justice for their client ever since.…
  • May 4

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury
    Steven Broom was laying pipe while working on a high school stadium when a trench collapsed, burying him up to his neck in dirt. By the time he was rescued, Broom was severely hurt with rib fractures, collapsed lungs and other injuries. When…
  • May 4

    What is Pain and Suffering?

    What is Pain and Suffering?
    Pain and suffering is a legal term that includes injuries you may have experienced as the result of an accident. The term is used to address physical pain, but it also includes mental injuries, like grief, worry, insomnia, fear and loss of…
Rank this Week: 1701

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    The Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Identity Fraud and The One Fund

    The Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Identity Fraud and The One Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts,Suffolk:  Commonwealth v. Mattier, 2016 WL 2758931 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining that the defendants,Branden E. Mattier and his half-brother…
  • May 23

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico:  Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. v. Matos Flores, 2016 WL 1030074(2016).  The judge…
  • May 18

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California:  U.S. v. Caballero, 2016 WL 1546731 (2016).  The judge begins by explaining that before the Court is Defendant's motion to…
Rank this Week: 1970

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 27

    Misdemeanor Versus Felony Drug Arrest

    Misdemeanor Versus Felony Drug Arrest
    In drug arrest cases in Jackson and around the nation, there is a fine line between misdemeanor and felony drug charges. The difference between these two types of charges can impact the rest of your life, so if you’re facing any type of…
  • May 27

    Drug Bust in South Jackson

    Drug Bust in South Jackson
    Earlier this week, a man was arrested in connection with a drug bust in South Jackson. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the bust went down on the 160 block of Ferguson Drive after an alleged undercover purchase. The Hinds County…
  • May 27

    5 signs you may have suffered from whiplash and what to do next

    5 signs you may have suffered from whiplash and what to do next
    Whiplash is a common injury in road traffic accidents. The sudden and extreme force of a crash can cause drivers and passengers to experience pain or loss of movement in the neck. During an accident, the ligaments in your neck can be…
Rank this Week: 2954

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
  • May 27

    Javier Landron of Oakland Park, Florida Arrested for DUI Manslaughter

    Javier Landron of Oakland Park, Florida Arrested for DUI Manslaughter
    Javier Landron of Oakland Park, Florida was arrested for allegedly driving his 2008 Toyota Tundra on the wrong lane, causing a car crash that killed Audrey Williams Ives of Lauderdale Lakes on September 7 last year. He faces charges for DUI…
  • May 25

    Igor Tikhonov of Hollywood, Florida Arrested for Grand Theft and Fraud

    Igor Tikhonov of Hollywood, Florida Arrested for Grand Theft and Fraud
    Igor Tikhonov of Hollywood, Florida was arrested last Thursday, news sources report. He faces grand theft and fraud charges after allegedly stealing over $500,000 from a Russian client through his investment company. Tikhonov is…
  • May 23

    Imran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida Arrested for Marijuana Trafficking

    Imran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida Arrested for Marijuana Trafficking
    Imran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida were arrested on May 17 for allegedly running a marijuana growing operation in their home. Police claim to have been informed of the illegal operation via a tip received on the Crime Stoppers…
Rank this Week: 334

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Friday Morning Radio: Pharrell

    Friday Morning Radio: Pharrell
    It is Friday and my soul is bursting with amazement at the beauty of it all.You need something happy and underrated to end the week on.The most underrated track off Pharrell's last album.
  • May 26

    Thursday Morning Radio: The Greatest Musician of the 20th Century

    Thursday Morning Radio: The Greatest Musician of the 20th Century
    It's Thursday Morning.  My heart is ecstatic. Is yours?This is the greatest and coolest musician of our last century.The One.  The Only. Miles Davis.
  • May 25

    People With Power

    People With Power
    People with power have power over peopleFor a short timeBut the people they have power over also have powerThe most important power of allThey have the power to controlThe legacy of the people who once had power over them.And how those people…
Rank this Week: 1615

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/
  • May 27

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
  • May 23

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied
    Sure, one or the other is maybe a typo.  On the other hand, maybe not.  Because once you start lying. . . .It's from Foster v. Chatman, the opinion about racially-motivated peremptory challenges released today by SCOTUS.…
  • May 22

    The Eye of the Beholder

    The Eye of the Beholder
    “The time has come," the Walrus said,      “To talk of many things:Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--     Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--      And whether…
Rank this Week: 4378

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1553

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Pinellas Park Doctor Gets 3 Years For 3 Pill Mill Death

    Pinellas Park Doctor Gets 3 Years For 3 Pill Mill Death
    A 76-year-old Pinellas Park doctor has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic. A federal judge in Tampa called the man a “drug pusher” at sentencing…
  • May 25

    Polk County Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

    Polk County Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student
    Polk County deputies have arrested a Polk County high school teacher for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old female student. The 34-year-old has been charged with three counts of sexual battery by custodian on a victim between 12 and 18…
  • May 6

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare
    A state prison corrections officer was arrested this week after being accused of molesting a young girl at an Ormond Beach-area day care he co-owned. The girl, who is now 9 years old, told her mother about the alleged abuse in April 2015,…
Rank this Week: 895

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 27

    Disclosure about Disclosure

    Disclosure about Disclosure
    Margaret B. Kwoka, FOIA, Inc., Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2016), available on SSRN.Anne O'ConnellCongress may be gridlocked on many issues, but both parties are working hard to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Motivations differ, of…
  • May 26

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling

    A Cure for Just-In-Time Scheduling
    Charlotte Alexander, Anna Haley-Lock, and Nantiya Ruan, Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours and Income Instability, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2015) available at SSRN.Charlotte GardenMany…
  • May 25

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List

    Add Probating Your Will to Your Bucket List
    Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey—An Idea Resurrected?, 39 Seton Hall Legis. J. 331 (2015).Gerry W. BeyerAnte-mortem probate addresses a glaring deficiency with the post-mortem probate model prevalently used in the…
Rank this Week: 368

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • May 27

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    As the Baltimore Sun reports, a criminal trial against one of the Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray last year ended this week with the officer, Edward Nero, being acquitted on all charges.…
  • May 26

    Deferred Prosecution: Who Steers the Ship?

    Deferred Prosecution: Who Steers the Ship?
    The district attorney decides when to defer prosecution. But if that deferral includes probation under G.S. 15A-1341(a1), the court has a role in the process—including what to do in response to a violation of the deferred prosecution…
  • May 25

    A political science professor, a civil rights lawyer and a police chief walk into a classroom . . .

    A political science professor, a civil rights lawyer and a police chief walk into a classroom . . .
    I haven’t figured out the punch line to this joke. It was my opening line for a traffic stops session taught last month in the special topics seminar, Race Issues in the Courts, by UNC Professor Frank Baumgartner, Southern Coalition for…
Rank this Week: 3260

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2149

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016
    It's a three day weekend, and change is on our mind. There used to be no security checks at the courthouse. You could walk right in. But that changed. There used to be separate bathrooms and water fountains at the courthouses…
  • May 25

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING
    A Las Vegas Judge ordered an assistant Public Defender handcuffed and placed in the box. The story is here. Zohra Bakhtary, a deputy public defender for three years, has spent at least one day a week for the past year inside…
  • May 23

    PD EXODUS

    PD EXODUS
    The relentless march of time and loss of legal talent continued this past week as PDs young and old, new and grizzled, gathered somewhere downtown to bid adieu to Stephen Kramer, Jay Kolsky and Bob Aaron. Along with the pending retirement of…
Rank this Week: 628

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

By The Law Offices of Todd Palumbo.

http://www.newarktrafficticketlawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    Refusal charges may be dismissed following recent New Jersey changes to case law

    Refusal charges may be dismissed following recent New Jersey changes to case law
    Under normal circumstances, the police need only a few things to charge a person with refusal. Although this remains true there have been certain case law clarifications that may provide a window of opportunity for those currently facing…
  • Feb 22

    2016 Changes to Expungement Law Means Shorter Wait to Clean Record

    2016 Changes to Expungement Law Means Shorter Wait to Clean Record
    In about 90 days, changes to New Jersey expungement laws may be just the thing that many have been waiting for. Specifically, the waiting time to erase an indictable (felony) offense off your record will decrease from 10 years to 5 years.…
  • May 22

    Penn Station Newark Disorderly Conduct Charge

    Penn Station Newark Disorderly Conduct Charge
    Penn Station Newark is a frequent location where police issue disorderly conduct charges in violation of NJSA 2C:33-2
Rank this Week: 4472

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/
  • May 26

    Stanley Sacks: Still Going Strong!

    Stanley Sacks: Still Going Strong!
    Happy Birthday to the dean of the Norfolk, Virginia criminal defense bar, Stanley Sacks. Still going strong at 94 and still going to work every day.
  • May 26

    Foster Decision Raises Question Whether Batson is Workable

    Foster Decision Raises Question Whether Batson is Workable
    The Supreme Court this week in Foster v. Chatman (14-8349, decided May 23,2016) reversed a Georgia murder conviction because the prosecutors violated the requirement of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986) that lawyers not use race-based…
  • May 26

    Post Luis Blue

    Post Luis Blue
    In Luis v. United States, the Supreme Court held that pretrial restraint of untainted assets needed by a criminal defendant to retain counsel of choice violates the Sixth Amendment. But what about pretrial restraint of untainted assets not…
Rank this Week: 2471