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New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1988

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Apr 23

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 1,708 Why Prison?: An Economic Critique Peter N. Salib United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Date posted to database: 7 Mar 2017 2 778 Law, Virtual...
  • Apr 22

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers. Monday McWilliams v. Dunn: Whether, when this court held in Ake v. Oklahoma that an indigent defendant is entitled to meaningful expert assistance for the “evaluation,…
  • Apr 22

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 4,592 Encryption Workarounds Orin S. Kerr and Bruce Schneier The George Washington University Law School and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet &…
Rank this Week: 2271

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/
  • Apr 23

    Crash Near Horseshoe Bend Sends Two to Hospital

    Crash Near Horseshoe Bend Sends Two to Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Apr 23

    *Correction on date* ISP Investigate Fatality Crash Near Fort Hall

    *Correction on date* ISP Investigate Fatality Crash Near Fort Hall
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: 4/23/17 - 12:55 a.m. Please…
  • Apr 22

    ISP Investigate Fatality Crash Near Fort Hall

    ISP Investigate Fatality Crash Near Fort Hall
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: 4/23/17 - 12:55 a.m. Please…
Rank this Week: 4917

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Case o' The Week: Sixth Amendment Decision Sticks in Defense Craw-ford: Fryberg and the Right to Confrontation

    Case o' The Week: Sixth Amendment Decision Sticks in Defense Craw-ford: Fryberg and the Right to Confrontation
     Feeling non-Confrontational?  Admirable in personal relationships.  Less so, in criminal trials. United States v. Fryberg, 2017 WL 1416516 (9thCir. April 21, 2017), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Graber,…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Davis, No. 15-10402…

    US v. Davis, No. 15-10402 (4-14-17)(Tashima w/Hurwitz & Adelman).  The 9th reverses a conviction for "attempted sex trafficking" due to a variance.   The defendant argued that the court and prosecution constructively…
  • Apr 16

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Gets Constructive - Davis and Constructive Amendment

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Gets Constructive - Davis and Constructive Amendment
      Constructive amendment math: 1+1+9 = 3.One (grand jury) indicts on a charge, and a second (petit) jury convicts on a different charge  -- add the Ninth, and a (third) petit jury will hear the charge again on remand and…
Rank this Week: 459

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Unfair Federal Sentencing Scheme Causes Judge to Retire

    Unfair Federal Sentencing Scheme Causes Judge to Retire
    Federal judges retire, not as frequently as other government and private sector employees but eventually they do leave the bench, one way or the other. The ABA Journal reports that federal judges, like many other retirees, retire because they…
  • Apr 20

    Texas Court Finds No Expectation of Privacy in Cell Phone Records, Location Data

    Texas Court Finds No Expectation of Privacy in Cell Phone Records, Location Data
    On April 12, 2017, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Article I, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution does not provide broader privacy rights than the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   The case involves G.…
  • Apr 17

    6 Failed Ways That Smugglers Have Attempted To Move Drug

    6 Failed Ways That Smugglers Have Attempted To Move Drug
    Drug smuggling is difficult and quite frequently hazardous, especially when illegal drugs are being moved across the border. Drug smugglers are regularly challenged to find new ways of moving their smuggled cargo past security checkpoints or…
Rank this Week: 396

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Motor Vehicle Accident, the Death and Texting

    The Motor Vehicle Accident, the Death and Texting
    The Motor Vehicle Accident, Death and TextingThis post examines a recent opinion the Supreme Court -Genesee County, New York issued in a civil case: Vega v. Crane, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 27062 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Apr 19

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of Florida that deals with a finding that a Florida lawyer had engaged in “professional misconduct.” The Florida Bar v. Wynn, 2017 WL 632871 (2017) (per curiam). The court…
  • Apr 17

    Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, The Prosecutor and the Facebook Po

    Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, The Prosecutor and the Facebook Po
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Huff v. Commonwealth, 2017 WL 1102994 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that it granteddiscretionary review in this case to address Appellant's…
Rank this Week: 591

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 23

    Sunday Open Thread

    Sunday Open Thread
    I haven't followed the news this week, so there's been little to write about. That will probably change soon. In the meantime, here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
  • Apr 23

    Sunday TV: Series "El Chapo" Premiere

    Sunday TV: Series "El Chapo" Premiere
    I'm looking forward to the start of the Univision series El Chapo tonight. The fictionalized series about the life of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was based on the collective work of screenwriters and journalists in Univision's…
  • Apr 20

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    In the news: 7 things Trump and Sessions Get Wrong About MS-13 Jeff Sessions wants the border wall to hurry up. Ivanka Trump is going to participate in the W20 (Women 20) summit in Germany next week. Her topic is "women's…
Rank this Week: 3

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Mother Allegedly Sends Car Flying Over Roundabout While Drunk

    Mother Allegedly Sends Car Flying Over Roundabout While Drunk
    For those who are new to driving in Boston and the greater Boston area, rotaries can be among the most confusing and seemingly dangerous features of the road that one can encounter.  These feature drivers going around in circles at…
  • Apr 20

    Wareham Police Officer Injured When Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver

    Wareham Police Officer Injured When Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, a police officer in Wareham, Massachusetts was injured after a drunk driver allegedly hit him during his patrol shift. The accident occurred just after midnight when the…
  • Apr 17

    Man in “Drunk Lives Matter” Shirt Arrested for Alleged Drunk Driving Offense

    Man in “Drunk Lives Matter” Shirt Arrested for Alleged Drunk Driving Offense
    Drunk driving is always a serious offense, as it can result in a serious or event fatal drunk driving accident. From time to time we see stories in the news that are somewhat humorous within the confines of a more serious situation. …
Rank this Week: 2748

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 100 DAYS

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 100 DAYS
    Dear Diary, coming up on 100 days as the big kahuna. The Big cheese. El Jefe. Da man. That's me! Got a guy on the supreme court. Voted to allow an execution in Arkansas. Only sad part was the scum executed wasn't Mexican. Oh well, better…
  • Apr 20

    WHERE IS THE CARL VINSON? THE WORLD WONDERS

    WHERE IS THE CARL VINSON? THE WORLD WONDERS
    In October 1944 the US invaded the Pacific island of Leyte. The Japanese expected the invasion and sought a naval confrontation with the US Navy. The Japanese had carefully studied the US Admirals and believed they had located a weakness in…
  • Apr 18

    ONLY NIXON COULD GO TO CHINA

    ONLY NIXON COULD GO TO CHINA
    "The problem with vice is not so much the sin, as the character of the people one meets to practice it."Len Garment, counselor to President Nixon, quoting Oscar Wilde on Nixon's involvement with the coverup of the Watergate Burglars.Rumpole…
Rank this Week: 430

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Let Virginia governor’s death penalty commutation lead to no more execution

    Let Virginia governor’s death penalty commutation lead to no more execution
    For decades, Virginia has been a leader in sending people to death row and in executing them rather than delaying doing so, as is common in California. On April 21, 2017, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe took at least one action in the…
  • Apr 21

    When courts protect questionable police searches through the inevitable discovery doctrine

    When courts protect questionable police searches through the inevitable discovery doctrine
    Often when I challenge police searches for lack of a search warrant or for other Constitutional infirmities, the prosecutor argues that the incriminating evidence would inevitably have been lawfully discovered by police if not first…
  • Apr 20

    Bill O’Reilly departs Fox, having interviewed me three time

    Bill O’Reilly departs Fox, having interviewed me three time
    Bill O'Reilly is gone from Fox, likely with a golden parachute. The sexual harassment complaints and settlements rolled in, regardless of how true those accusations were or not. He would cut off the microphones of numerous guests with whom he…
Rank this Week: 761

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Morning Radio: Cianci

    Morning Radio: Cianci
    Sunday.Off point.Rest.Crime podcasts are getting better.None better than S-Town.But Crimetown has game.About the greatest city in America, and a very complicated man, the former Mayor.Buddy!
  • Apr 22

    Book Of The Week: Shane Read

    Book Of The Week: Shane Read
    I've read all of Shane's books, buy especially liked this one.What to say, when to say, and how to say what you need to say during a trial.Which is admittedly hopeless if you haven't prepared more thoroughly prior to trial then the advocate…
  • Apr 21

    Morning Radio: George Walker

    Morning Radio: George Walker
    Friday.On point.On the move.The greatest classical music didn't just come from Europe.Pulitzer prize for a work of stunning beauty.Breathtaking.Stirring.Lush.Mr. Walker.
Rank this Week: 2366

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 23

    Short Take: Do You Agree To Be Tased?

    Short Take: Do You Agree To Be Tased?
    With a client, a juvenile, sitting in the can, Rick Horowitz found himself in a quandary. You can imagine my surprise, then, when I was retained to defend a juvenile, and the District Attorney told me that I needed to log on to Evidence.com…
  • Apr 23

    Tolerance And A Bike Lock At Berkeley

    Tolerance And A Bike Lock At Berkeley
    Why anyone wants to hear the words that come out of Ann Coulter’s mouth are beyond me. She lack’s Milo’s fabulousness and sense of style, and he’s little more than an empty provocateur. If Coulter twitted at you under…
  • Apr 22

    Short Take: Them’s Fighting Word

    Short Take: Them’s Fighting Word
    Following Vermont’s governor for life’s pronouncement on the twitters that hate speech isn’t free speech, a rain of lawyers and scholars poured down on his head. But Howard Dean was not to be silenced.   For WAPO and…
Rank this Week: 971

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1997

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    DUI in Michigan – Get the Police car dash-cam Video

    DUI in Michigan – Get the Police car dash-cam Video
    In my role as a Michigan DUI lawyer, examining the evidence is a critical step in every drunk driving (OWI) case I handle.  Can you imagine a doctor or dentist treating a patient without first conducting a thorough examination? …
  • Apr 21

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Clear the hold on your Driving Record

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Clear the hold on your Driving Record
    A substantial portion of my driver’s license restoration practice involved obtaining the clearance of a Michigan hold on someone’s driving record that prevents him or her from getting a license in another state.  The very…
  • Apr 16

    Michigan DUI – Preparing for the Alcohol Screening test and Probation Interview

    Michigan DUI – Preparing for the Alcohol Screening test and Probation Interview
    In the course of every DUI case that goes through the court system, and before ever being sentenced by the Judge, a person must, by law, complete a mandatory written alcohol screening test and meet with a probation officer for an…
Rank this Week: 4200

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/
  • Apr 23

    Violación, Santa Anita, Policías albañiles, Pensamiento crítico

    Violación, Santa Anita, Policías albañiles, Pensamiento crítico
    Juan Carlos Calderón: "El periodismo es un debate y no se debate con juicios” http://peru21.pe/opinion/juan-carlos-calderon-periodismo-debate-y-no-se-debate-juicios-2278722 Es correcto en mi concepto la definición…
  • Apr 22

    POLICÍAS - ALBAÑILES

    POLICÍAS - ALBAÑILES
    El  día de ayer 21-04-2017 en Radio Exitosa en el programa del señor Nicolás Lucar finalmente se entrevistó al abogado de los policías albañiles, la situación es la siguiente (en mi…
  • Apr 21

    GRACIAS VENEZUELA

    GRACIAS VENEZUELA
    Por demostrarnos de lo que es capaz la "derecha" para recuperar el poder que siempre ha mal utilizado en perjuicio de sus ciudadanos menos favorecidos. Por probar la solidaridad de quienes comparten la visión de construir una…
Rank this Week: 2759

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    DID AARON HERNANDEZ DIE LEGALLY INNOCENT OF MURDER?

    DID AARON HERNANDEZ DIE LEGALLY INNOCENT OF MURDER?
    A lot has been reported in the media and debated since Aaron Hernandez – by all present appearances – committed suicide this past Wednesday.  Most of the debate has surrounded the public’s confusion over this business…
  • Apr 8

    8,000 MASSACHUSETTS UBER/LYFT DRIVERS REVOKED DUE TO PRIOR LICENSE VIOLATIONS & CRIMINAL RECORDS

    8,000 MASSACHUSETTS UBER/LYFT DRIVERS REVOKED DUE TO PRIOR LICENSE VIOLATIONS & CRIMINAL RECORDS
    By now readers of this blog know that just a couple of days ago, the state of Massachusetts – through the Department of Public Utilities’ Transportation Division – pulled off the road more than 8,000 drivers for ride-hailing…
  • Mar 26

    Massachusetts SJC Should Revoke Ban on “Secret” Recording of Police

    Massachusetts SJC Should Revoke Ban on “Secret” Recording of Police
    We live in the Age of Information; the Age of the smartphone.  An age in which the activities of almost every citizen are monitored by sources both public and private  – including your own cell phone, debit cards and credit…
Rank this Week: 837

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Connecticut Parents: Know the Risks of Hosting Underage Drinking Partie

    Connecticut Parents: Know the Risks of Hosting Underage Drinking Partie
    It’s prom and graduation party time in Connecticut. And it’s also the time when many of the best Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys get calls from parents who want to know if it’s…
  • Apr 18

    Connecticut Statutory Rape Arrest Fallout from Choate Sex Abuse Case

    Connecticut Statutory Rape Arrest Fallout from Choate Sex Abuse Case
    Last week’s press release from Connecticut’s prestigious boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall revealed that sex abuse allegations can trigger a police investigation and can lead to criminal arrests and civil lawsuits, even 30…
  • Apr 15

    Fighting Stamford & Greenwich Connecticut Prescription Drug DUI / DWI Arrest

    Fighting Stamford & Greenwich Connecticut Prescription Drug DUI / DWI Arrest
    A lot of Connecticut drivers don’t know this, but you can get arrested in Stamford or Greenwich Connecticut for driving while on prescription medication and drugs. Even if a doctor told you it’s okay to drive while on the…
Rank this Week: 2651

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Terrorist Threats in Chicago

    Terrorist Threats in Chicago
    Making terrorist threats is a serious crime that can lead to significant terms of custody. This is particularly true in this age of international terrorism, which has the capability of harming thousands of people. The global definitions hold…
  • Apr 19

    Revenge Porn in Chicago: The Law and Privacy Issue

    Revenge Porn in Chicago: The Law and Privacy Issue
    Revenge porn is a crime that is gaining prominence in the age of social media. The law in Chicago took some time to catch up with the reality that some victims were being exposed to serious danger. By 2015, the state legislature had decided…
  • Apr 14

    Domestic Abuse in Chicago: Where the Law Intersects with Family Dispute

    Domestic Abuse in Chicago: Where the Law Intersects with Family Dispute
    The state will always interfere in domestic relationships if there is a threat of harm or actual harm to one of the parties. The most common trigger for a prosecution is physical violence. However, lately there has been some consideration of…
Rank this Week: 2630

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 21

    A circuit split on alternative methods? Not yet

    A circuit split on alternative methods? Not yet
    In Glossip v. Gross (2015), the Supreme Court adopted the position of the plurality opinion in Baze v. Rees (2008) that a death row prisoner challenging a method of execution must show that it presents a "risk of severe pain...
  • Apr 21

    Why Now?

    Why Now?
    In his opinion dissenting from denial of a stay in the Arkansas execution case, McGehee v. Hutchison, No. 16-8770, Justice Breyer asked rhetorically, "Why now?"  He surely meant why not later, but I think the more pertinent question is…
  • Apr 21

    Midazolam

    Midazolam
    One of the many controversies in the flurry of activity over the Arkansas execution of Ledell Lee was whether midazolam is a sufficient anesthetic for this purpose.  There is surprisingly little in the media reports this morning about…
Rank this Week: 5111

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Under Trump, 160 People Arrested in L.A. Immigration Crackdown

    Under Trump, 160 People Arrested in L.A. Immigration Crackdown
    After Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration came out, fears have been running high among immigrant and migrant communities throughout the nation. After the highly publicized deportation of an undocumented Arizona mother of two,…
  • Apr 14

    Bill Would Amend California’s HIV Criminal Statute

    Bill Would Amend California’s HIV Criminal Statute
    It is reported that legislation will be introduced that will update California’s laws criminalizing HIV.  It would make it so that a person could not be prosecuted for intentionally transmitting the virus if his or her sex partner…
  • Apr 6

    LAPD Tries to Suppress Crime without Alienating South L.A.’s Black Resident

    LAPD Tries to Suppress Crime without Alienating South L.A.’s Black Resident
    This past summer, the Los Angeles Police Department’s elite Metropolitan Division flooded high-crime, predominantly African American and Latino communities in unmarked police cars, stopping drivers with paper license plates, tinted…
Rank this Week: 1487

Conroe Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Conroe Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Pullan & Young.

http://www.conroecriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    New Rules for Conditions of Bond in Montgomery County

    New Rules for Conditions of Bond in Montgomery County
    Facing felony criminal charges in Montgomery County has been increasingly difficult for defendants who have to deal with both the underlying charges and onerous conditions of bond. But things have recently gotten worse. The Montgomery County…
  • Feb 16

    The Pitfalls of Probation

    The Pitfalls of Probation
    It’s a common scene: a defense attorney sitting with a pile of paperwork balanced on his lap, his client next to him. The attorney takes each page in turn and reviews it with the client: the judgment, the stipulation of evidence, the…
  • Feb 16

    The Pitfalls of Probation

    The Pitfalls of Probation
    It’s a common scene: a defense attorney sitting with a pile of paperwork balanced on his lap, his client next to him. The attorney takes each page in turn and reviews it with the client: the judgment, the stipulation of evidence, the…
Rank this Week: 1987

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    California DMV’s Physical and Mental Evaluation or P & M Hearing

    California DMV’s Physical and Mental Evaluation or P & M Hearing
    My criminal defense practice is almost exclusively in the area of drunk driving. However, I have had a few DUI cases were my client was able to prevail at the DMV APS Hearing, just to receive another notice of suspension from the DMV because…
  • Apr 4

    Exhibition Of Speed Negotiated Plea In A DUI Case

    Exhibition Of Speed Negotiated Plea In A DUI Case
    In California, if a person is initially arrested for driving under the influence, the case may be negotiated down to other, less severe charges such as a wet reckless, dry reckless, drunk in public, or even an exhibition of speed charge.…
  • Mar 24

    Biking or Cycling Under The Influence (BUI or CUI)

    Biking or Cycling Under The Influence (BUI or CUI)
    The time has changed and the weather feels a lot like summer is just around the corner! Excited for Sunday Funday’s, cold beers and margaritas, BBQ’s, parties and beach time? Know the law and plan ahead so your fun does not end…
Rank this Week: 3118

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

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

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas: A Look at House Bill 122

    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas: A Look at House Bill 122
    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas In Texas, 17-year-olds can’t vote, serve on a jury, play lotto, or buy beer and cigarettes – but they are considered adults when they get in trouble with the law. Some Texas lawmakers…
  • Apr 18

    What is UCW in Texas? Unlawful Carry of Weapon in Texa

    What is UCW in Texas? Unlawful Carry of Weapon in Texa
    Unlawful Carry of a Weapon Unlawful Carry of a Weapon, or UCW, refers to offenses involving the illegal possession of a handgun, illegal knife, or club in Texas. This article focuses on UCW cases involving handguns. This is covered under…
  • Apr 14

    Tarrant County SWIFT Program | Tarrant County SWIFT Probation

    Tarrant County SWIFT Program | Tarrant County SWIFT Probation
    Tarrant County SWIFT Program The Tarrant County SWIFT program is a post-plea intensive probation program that gives high-risk high-need offenders an opportunity to change and immediate sanctions or punishment for violations. The program is…
Rank this Week: 1961

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas: A Look at House Bill 122

    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas: A Look at House Bill 122
    The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Texas In Texas, 17-year-olds can’t vote, serve on a jury, play lotto, or buy beer and cigarettes – but they are considered adults when they get in trouble with the law. Some Texas lawmakers…
  • Apr 18

    What is UCW in Texas? Unlawful Carry of Weapon in Texa

    What is UCW in Texas? Unlawful Carry of Weapon in Texa
    Unlawful Carry of a Weapon Unlawful Carry of a Weapon, or UCW, refers to offenses involving the illegal possession of a handgun, illegal knife, or club in Texas. This article focuses on UCW cases involving handguns. This is covered under…
  • Apr 14

    Tarrant County SWIFT Program | Tarrant County SWIFT Probation

    Tarrant County SWIFT Program | Tarrant County SWIFT Probation
    Tarrant County SWIFT Program The Tarrant County SWIFT program is a post-plea intensive probation program that gives high-risk high-need offenders an opportunity to change and immediate sanctions or punishment for violations. The program is…
Rank this Week: 1476

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Reliability of Forensic Hair Analysis Questioned in Study

    Reliability of Forensic Hair Analysis Questioned in Study
    Over the last several decades, the American criminal justice system has relied increasingly on forensic testing to definitively identify suspects, nail down timelines and prove or disprove theories about what happened and who was…
  • Apr 19

    DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Passes Florida House Committee

    DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Passes Florida House Committee
    Florida House committee lawmakers have put the state one step closer to compelling more first-time DUI offenders to install ignition interlock devices.  On the surface, this may seem like bad news for DUI offenders. After all, ignition…
  • Apr 14

    Gov. Scott Reassigns Murder Cases Citing Prosecutor’s Death Penalty Stance

    Gov. Scott Reassigns Murder Cases Citing Prosecutor’s Death Penalty Stance
    Florida’s death penalty has been the source of intense scrutiny over the last year.  Last year, the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling in Hurst v. State struck down the prior capital sentencing statute allowing judges…
Rank this Week: 4385

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

https://www.michigancriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    DWLS and Foreign Driver’s License

    DWLS and Foreign Driver’s License
    In Michigan, individuals must have proof of legal citizenship or legal presence in the United States in order to obtain a valid driver’s license.   Undocumented and illegal aliens at the present time are not eligible to obtain a…
  • Apr 20

    Lawyer for Family Member in Jail

    Lawyer for Family Member in Jail
    When a family member is arrested, there is often a period of concern and worry because the family member cannot be reached.  Sometimes the family member is deprived of the ability to use a telephone during their initial period of…
  • Apr 19

    Lawyer for Driving While License Suspended Ticket

    Lawyer for Driving While License Suspended Ticket
    Driving while license suspended, revoked, or denied (also called DWLS or DWLS/R/D) is a criminal offense that is treated seriously by many courts.  This offense can be prosecuted under State law by a county prosecutor or under local…
Rank this Week: 1774

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/
  • Apr 21

    Killing suspect shouldn't justify secrecy about police action

    Killing suspect shouldn't justify secrecy about police action
    At the Statesman, Eric Dexheimer has a story on a young man repeatedly tazed by police while he was high on LSD - including a sustained zap to the crotch, at one point in the video - but because the boy died and so was never convicted of…
  • Apr 21

    Poll: GOP primary voters support raise-the-age, decarceration bill

    Poll: GOP primary voters support raise-the-age, decarceration bill
    Republican pollster Mike Baselice has released a memo with opinion poll results on several important criminal justice topics (poll here, coverage here), focusing especially on the views of Republican primary voters. For example, a whopping 86…
  • Apr 18

    Declining juvie crime, post-'07 reforms, make raise-the-age bill practical, feasible

    Declining juvie crime, post-'07 reforms, make raise-the-age bill practical, feasible
    It's that time of the year at the Texas Legislature where everything moves so fast and the politics are so fluid that horse race coverage (what will or won't pass) is basically meaningless. Now is the time for observation and debate on these…
Rank this Week: 192

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case

    Use of Surveillance Cameras in Criminal Case
    If you ever watch the news, you have probably caught a glimpse of how surveillance camera footage can be used to catch criminals and potentially during trials. This type of video seems to be most common for burglary and robbery cases. A…
  • Apr 14

    What Is Income Tax Fraud?

    What Is Income Tax Fraud?
    As the income tax deadline quickly approaches this April, it is time to ensure your current taxes are in order. Sloppy mistakes or misunderstandings regarding the income you are required to declare to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue or…
  • Apr 7

    What Is Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?

    What Is Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?
    You may have heard the term “blood alcohol content” (BAC) in relation to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol; however, understanding the meaning of BAC can be helpful in knowing if you’re complying with the law.…
Rank this Week: 1906

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Law

    Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Law
    On March 21, 2017, SB 199, Ohio’s new concealed carry law, went into effect. The law makes significant changes to when and where firearms may be taken. It eliminates some gun-free zones and allows for easier access to guns by members of…
  • Apr 14

    What is an OVI / DUI “Look Back” Period?

    What is an OVI / DUI “Look Back” Period?
    If you’ve been convicted of driving under the influence (OVI/DUI) in Ohio more than once, expect the penalties to become stiffer. House Bill 388 – also known as Annie’s Law – was recently signed into law implementing a…
  • Mar 31

    What Happens If I Don’t Comply with Sex Offender Registration in Ohio?

    What Happens If I Don’t Comply with Sex Offender Registration in Ohio?
    The criminal penalties for sex offenses are unique in that sex offenders are required to regularly register and report changes to a wide range of personal information from their residential address and employment to email addresses and phone…
Rank this Week: 1371

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1629

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1584

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/
  • Apr 21

    Utah Governor Signs Important New Drunk Driving Law

    Utah Governor Signs Important New Drunk Driving Law
    Those who have ever had cause to look up drunk driving laws know that across the U.S., the rule is that any BAC 0.08 percent or higher is trouble. That’s because every state has laws setting 0.08 percent BAC at the level of legal…
  • Apr 10

    Minnesota Motor Vehicle Forfeiture Laws Set To Change

    Minnesota Motor Vehicle Forfeiture Laws Set To Change
    Most people understandably believe that if a person commits a crime, he or she (and he or she alone) should be made to suffer the penalties associated with the crime. After all, if your cousin was convicted of shoplifting, it wouldn’t…
  • Apr 2

    The Difference Between DWI/DUI Criminal and Civil Penaltie

    The Difference Between DWI/DUI Criminal and Civil Penaltie
    There are always ample interesting DWI law-related topics in the news from new technology to laws to newsworthy cases. Whereas criminal law is often discussed, it is also important to understand that an individual who drives while…
Rank this Week: 1631

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 21

    Verifying Income in Divorce and Child Support Case

    Verifying Income in Divorce and Child Support Case
    Family Law Attorney Miles Mason discusses the kinds of documents that may be used to verify income in divorce and child support cases. These may include tax returns and related forms, but can also include things like financial statements,…
  • Apr 18

    Why Quicken Software Should Not Be Used in a Divorce Case

    Why Quicken Software Should Not Be Used in a Divorce Case
    Forensic accountants and Certified Divorce Financial Analysts often use Quicken personal financial software to complete the lifestyle analysis in divorce cases. Unfortunately, Quicken is not the best option for accurately and thoroughly…
  • Apr 15

    Bankruptcy Investigation Case Study

    Bankruptcy Investigation Case Study
    The skills of a forensic accountant can be useful in bankruptcy cases. In this video, Tracy talks about a case in which she was retained by a creditor to examine the finances of the debtor. There were allegations that the debtor concealed…
Rank this Week: 635

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/
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
  • Apr 19

    Choosing How We Make Choice

    Choosing How We Make Choice
    Cass R. Sustein, The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016).Aditi BagchiCass Sunstein’s thoughts about the ethics of regulation are of more than theoretical interest. He…
Rank this Week: 4880

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/
  • Apr 21

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    A shocking murder transfixed the nation this week and led to a multi-state manhunt that ended Tuesday with the perpetrator’s suicide.  In Cleveland on Sunday, Steve W. Stephens posted a video to Facebook where he shoots and kills…
  • Apr 20

    New Deferral Program for Unauthorized Immigrants Charged with NOL

    New Deferral Program for Unauthorized Immigrants Charged with NOL
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about a Stanford University study suggesting that granting driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants improves overall traffic safety. That approach is not an option in North Carolina, where unauthorized…
  • Apr 19

    Jail Credit Applied to Split Sentence

    Jail Credit Applied to Split Sentence
    When imposing a split sentence, the court has a choice to make about what to do with whatever pretrial jail credit the defendant might have in the case. Apply it to the split? Or apply it to the defendant’s suspended sentence?…
Rank this Week: 3457

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Apr 20

    No, not all evictions go quickly

    No, not all evictions go quickly
    Typically, it takes a landlord less than a month to evict a tenant for violating his or her lease but that is not always the case. In Arkansas, the eviction… The post No, not all evictions go quickly appeared first on Nobles Law Firm.
  • Apr 19

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When Arrested’
    It’s been quite some time since you good people were treated to a legal-themed old time radio (OTR) episode, so rejoice — the long wait has come to an end.… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed — ‘Rights When…
  • Apr 19

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace

    Medical marijuana in the Arkansas workplace
    Ever since Arkansas voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than one employer has wondered what impact the law will have on the workplace. Fortunately, the Arkansas… The post Medical marijuana in the…
Rank this Week: 1863

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    How Do I Choose the Right California DUI Attorney?

    How Do I Choose the Right California DUI Attorney?
    It goes without saying that the day a person is arrested on suspicion of a California DUI is very often the worst day of that person’s life. As the handcuffs are being slapped around the wrists, thoughts flood the mind of the person who…
  • Apr 13

    The DMV and License Suspension After a California DUI

    The DMV and License Suspension After a California DUI
    When a person is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, their license is usually taken and the officers give the driver a “pink slip.” The pink slip is a temporary license which will allow them to…
  • Apr 6

    Is Distracted Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

    Is Distracted Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?
    I’ll be the first one to say that drunk driving is extremely dangerous, not just to the person driving under the influence, but also for the public as a whole. And it is that last part that has led to the hypervigilance in condemning…
Rank this Week: 2207

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    AN “EXPUNGED” CONVICTION MAY STILL BE A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE

    AN “EXPUNGED” CONVICTION MAY STILL BE A DEPORTABLE OFFENSE
    Many people who have been convicted on a misdemeanor charge or certain felonies for which they were not sentenced to prison can, after certain conditions are met, apply to the court for what is commonly called an “expungement” of…
  • Apr 14

    IS THE WAR ON DRUGS COMING BACK?

    IS THE WAR ON DRUGS COMING BACK?
    Way back in 1971, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs.” The federal drug control agencies were dramatically beefed-up, the DEA was created (1973). Quaint as it seems now, much of the effort was directed at marijuana. Back in…
  • Mar 30

    California Law Regarding Search Warrant

    California Law Regarding Search Warrant
    KNOCK AND TALK: A TACTIC POLICE USE TO BYPASS THE WARRANT REQUIREMENT It’s the middle of the night. Someone is banging on your door yelling for you to open the door. Whoever it is does not identify himself and you do not recognize the…
Rank this Week: 1319

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    DUI Drugs Roadside Mouth Swab Test

    DUI Drugs Roadside Mouth Swab Test
    ROADSIDE MOUTH SWAB DEVICE TESTS FOR SEVEN DRUGS IN A DRIVER’S SYSTEM Police are increasingly concerned about drivers who are under the influence of drugs (DUID), especially since marijuana has been legalized in the state. California…
  • Apr 14

    The History of California DUI Law

    The History of California DUI Law
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF DUI LAWS A couple of generations ago, drunk driving was almost acceptable. You’ve probably heard about “one for the road” — it was a common refrain at parties and bars and the phrase was often used…
  • Mar 30

    California DUI Laws Are Strict For Those Holding A Commercial Driver’s License

    California DUI Laws Are Strict For Those Holding A Commercial Driver’s License
    DUI LAWS ARE STRICT FOR THOSE HOLDING A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE A big rig carrying a load of steel beams and a crane flipped over on the 101 near San Rafael this past week. The accident, which blocked three of the four lanes,…
Rank this Week: 4305

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Sale of the Family Home in Washington Divorce

    Sale of the Family Home in Washington Divorce
    Often, the family home is one of the more difficult assets to address in a divorce.  Even if both parties agree to sell the home, the process can still be difficult.  In a recent unpublished case, a Washington appeals court…
  • Apr 14

    Washington Courts May Not Base Custody on Sexual Orientation

    Washington Courts May Not Base Custody on Sexual Orientation
    Courts should remain impartial regarding religious beliefs and sexual orientation when considering custody arrangements and parenting plans.  When a court relies on and adopts the opinions and recommendations of witnesses who express…
  • Apr 7

    Washington Appeals Court Finds Church Not Liable for Driver’s Failure to Stop at Sign

    Washington Appeals Court Finds Church Not Liable for Driver’s Failure to Stop at Sign
    Most automobile accident cases are based on negligence.  To succeed in a negligence claim, the plaintiff must show that he or she would not have been injured “but for” the defendant’s negligence.  In some…
Rank this Week: 1401

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/
  • Apr 20

    Free Speech At Berkeley

    Free Speech At Berkeley
    "Freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. If you cannot speak... I mean, that's what marks us off. That's what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is almost…
  • Apr 11

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
  • Mar 31

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonAs the vulgar talking yam occupying the White House seeks to delegitimize truth,…
Rank this Week: 3261

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2497

The San Diego Criminal Lawyer Blog

The San Diego Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ozols Law Firm.

https://www.thesandiegocriminallawyer.com/blog.html
  • Apr 20

    Don’t Hold Your Phone while Driving in California

    Don’t Hold Your Phone while Driving in California
    In 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1785 into law. This law, which has been in effect since January 1, 2017, states that it is now illegal for any individual in California to hold a smartphone or cellphone while driving.…
  • Apr 20

    Burglary Suspect Joseph Jakubowski Writes Manifesto

    Burglary Suspect Joseph Jakubowski Writes Manifesto
    A 32-year-old Wisconsin man, Joseph Jakubowski, has recently been the suspect in a gun shop burglary as well as sending a detailed manifesto to the president. The gun shop owner told authorities that a large quantity of handguns as well as…
  • Apr 17

    Street Race Leads to Father-Daughter Fatalitie

    Street Race Leads to Father-Daughter Fatalitie
    Street racing may be exhilarating in movies and video games. In real life, however, the consequences can be deadly. One apparent example of this occurred back in February 2017 in Palmdale, where a father and her daughter lost their lives.…
Rank this Week: 1740

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Police Report Large Annapolis Drug Bust

    Police Report Large Annapolis Drug Bust
    Anne Arundel County police officers recently executed a search warrant of an Annapolis home and recovered a massive stash of controlled substances. The stash was large in both volume and in variety, as police seized over 11 pounds of high…
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Session Ends With Unresolved Marijuana Issue

    Legislative Session Ends With Unresolved Marijuana Issue
    Lawmakers celebrated the end of the state’s annual legislative session with balloons and confetti falling from the ceiling, but despite hundreds of passed bills not all elected officials left Annapolis feeling a sense of accomplishment.…
  • Apr 6

    Fast Food Robber Sentenced To 10 Year

    Fast Food Robber Sentenced To 10 Year
    A Prince George’s County man was recently sentenced to just over ten years in prison followed by three years of probation for robbing a fast food restaurant in Hyattsville. The sentencing occurred last week at the United States District…
Rank this Week: 3851