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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?
    Unlike most other states, Wisconsin does not recognize prisoners’ good behavior with credits toward accelerated release.  Wisconsin had such a “good time” program for well over a century, but eliminated it as part of…
  • Aug 14

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Graham v. Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) undoubtedly constitute the most important developments in Eighth Amendment law over the past decade.  Graham banned…
  • Jul 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
Rank this Week: 1098

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    15 year-old boy gets sentenced to 25 years to life in federal prison

    15 year-old boy gets sentenced to 25 years to life in federal prison
    Gamers take notice.  Your young age will not save you under the 2001 Patriot Act.  A 15 year-old was sentenced this week to 25 years to life in prison following two convictions for domestic terrorism.  A gamer fad called…
  • Aug 18

    New Gloucester Maine Woman's Bad Night Gets Worse When She Gets Arrested

    New Gloucester Maine Woman's Bad Night Gets Worse When She Gets Arrested
    A Gray couple were awoken at 2 a.m. Wednesday when a woman they did not know turned on their bedroom light and asked if anyone wanted to play, authorities said. Charity Hatch, 32, of New Gloucester was charged with criminal mischief in…
  • Jul 28

    Attorney William T. Bly selected by Super Lawyers as a New England Rising Star

    Attorney William T. Bly selected by Super Lawyers as a New England Rising Star
    For the fourth year in a row, Attorney William T. Bly has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in New England for DUI/DWI/OUI defense.  Attorney Bly specializes in drunk driving defense and this award is another…
Rank this Week: 2383

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/
  • Sep 1

    Fatal crash Kendrick Grade SH3 @15.8 (District Two)

    Fatal crash Kendrick Grade SH3 @15.8 (District Two)
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Sep 1

    Crash near St Anthony Injures 4

    Crash near St Anthony Injures 4
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Sep 1

    Crash near St Anthony Injures 4

    Crash near St Anthony Injures 4
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 184

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Who is eligible for the federal drug and narcotic sentence reductions?

    Who is eligible for the federal drug and narcotic sentence reductions?
    Approximately 46,000 inmates, those inmates convicted of federal drug offenses and who are scheduled to still be in jail until November are eligible for a sentencing reduction.  The reductions may be as much as  24 months for…
  • Sep 1

    Will I automatically have my federal drug sentence reduced?

    Will I automatically have my federal drug sentence reduced?
    On November 1, 2014 the most comprehensive sentence reductions for federal drug offenses are scheduled to go into effect if not repealed by Congress.  The United States Sentencing Commission has made it clear that the defendant must…
  • Aug 28

    ¡Muchas sentencias federales de drogas pueden ser reducidas con hasta dos años!

    ¡Muchas sentencias federales de drogas pueden ser reducidas con hasta dos años!
      La Comisión de Sentencias de Estados Unidos ha propuesto cambios en las pautas federales de sentencias que permitirán a muchas personas que están en la cárcel  reducir sus condenas. La comisión…
Rank this Week: 4848

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: 3646

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Sep 1

    J. Edgar Hoover, LBJ, and George Hamilton, together again.

    J. Edgar Hoover, LBJ, and George Hamilton, together again.
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reported a fascinating story about how LBJ employed the FBI and his personal attorney/Supreme Court appointee Abe Fortas to investigate actor George Hamilton, back when he was dating LBJ's daughter. A hat tip to Josh…
  • Sep 1

    Ferguson Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed

    Ferguson Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed
    The race to the courthouse has begun. As reported a few days ago, six people have filed suit against St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, Ferguson P.O. Justin Cosma, and others, alleging a…
  • Aug 31

    Prying Eyes: Federal Prosecutors and Attorney-Client Email

    Prying Eyes: Federal Prosecutors and Attorney-Client Email
    The Washington Post today called for a moratorium on government prosecutors reading emails between federal inmates and their lawyers. It's absurd that such an editorial is necessary, or that anyone could reasonably debate the issue. Yet, the…
Rank this Week: 65

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 1

    "The criminalisation of American business"

    "The criminalisation of American business"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy links to and excerpts this article from The Economist. From the excerpt: Who runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? The Sicilian mafia? The People’s Liberation Army in China? The…
  • Aug 31

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 371 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
  • Aug 31

    "Keeping the Police Honest"

    "Keeping the Police Honest"
    Slate has a piece discussing how police react to being recorded and expressing skepticism about whether imcreased use of body cams would dampen inappropriate activity: At the moment, there’s an activist and citizen drive for police…
Rank this Week: 117

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 1

    Obama's Latest War Authorization Letter and ISIS Update

    Obama's Latest War Authorization Letter and ISIS Update
    President Obama has written Congress explaining his decision to conduct airstrikes on Amerli: Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) As I reported on August 8 and 17, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have conducted targeted airstrikes in Iraq…
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day Open Thread

    Labor Day Open Thread
    Happy Labor Day. (Version with Axl Rose here.) Lets drink to the hard working people Lets drink to the lowly of birth Raise your glass to the good and the evil Lets drink to the salt of the earth [More...] I just noticed that…
  • Sep 1

    NY Times: Guantanamo Decaying

    NY Times: Guantanamo Decaying
    The New York Times has some new articles on the decaying of Guantanamo. Camp X-Ray is now a "ghost prison." Here are the photos. The original complex, Camp X-Ray — with kennel-like cages that were used for about four months in 2002…
Rank this Week: 2

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Sep 1

    Man Attempts, Fails Robbery of Two Utah Businesse

    Man Attempts, Fails Robbery of Two Utah Businesse
    A man is being sought as a suspect for the attempted robbery of two separate businesses on Saturday, August 30. Both times, the man was easily dissuaded from his course of action and left with no money. Must Not Have Needed Money That Bad On…
  • Aug 27

    Distributing Harmful Materials to Minor Focus of Utah Appeals Case

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

    Utah Man Charged with Felony Evading after High Speed Chase

    Utah Man Charged with Felony Evading after High Speed Chase
    A simple traffic stop near Fort Duchesne on Thursday, August 21, turned into a high-speed chase resulting in the arrest of three people. The driver was charged with felony evading, along with other charges. When Does That Ever Work?…
Rank this Week: 379

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    CPL § 200.70(2)(b) ...cont

    CPL § 200.70(2)(b) ...cont
    Under the law, a person is guilty of computer trespass when he knowingly uses or causes to be used a computer or computer service without authorization and: 2. he thereby knowingly gains access to computer material. Comparison of the...
  • Sep 1

    Order of Protection should not have been issued in this case ...cont

    Order of Protection should not have been issued in this case ...cont
    At the conclusion of the hearing, on August 4, 1988, this court orally ruled that the evidence supported the issuance of the initial TOP on June 24, 1988, and issued a new Temporary Order of Protection excluding defendant from...
  • Aug 31

    CPL 60.42..cont

    CPL 60.42..cont
    Although we find that CPL 60.42 is constitutional, we are constrained to reverse the judgments because the evidence offered by criminal defendants, but excluded by the trial court, was of substantial probative value and was not offered…
Rank this Week: 982

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 352

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 1

    About that Police "Militarization"....

    About that Police "Militarization"....
    Those who want to lecture us about the "lessons of Ferguson" without waiting to find out what actually happened there have opened a related front calling for disarming demilitarizing the police.This YouTube film of the London police in full…
  • Aug 31

    McClellan Nomination Sesquicentennial

    McClellan Nomination Sesquicentennial
    Off-topic but interesting, Fergus Bordewich in the WSJ takes us on a historical trip down the "what if" road....
  • Aug 30

    On the Death Penalty: Our Masters vs. the Rest of U

    On the Death Penalty: Our Masters vs. the Rest of U
    Prof. Sara Sun Beale of Duke Law School is, in my view, a more balanced intellect than one usually encounters in academia.  Her recent article seems to assume that having more information makes it more likely that one will oppose...
Rank this Week: 235

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Sep 1

    What Happens After You Get Arrested?

    What Happens After You Get Arrested?
    What Happens After You Get Arrested? This weekend was the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival in downtown Los Angeles. Between Saturday and Sunday there were about 60 people either arrested or given a ticket to appear in court. What…
  • Aug 6

    One-Eyed Gang member Arrested for Panorama City Double Murder

    One-Eyed Gang member Arrested for Panorama City Double Murder
    A one-eyed gang member whose street name is "Winky" was arrested yesterday after authorities linked him to a double murder in Panorama City, California. Police say Winky, or Angel Santana, and another suspect who is still at large, shot three…
  • Aug 6

    Do Good DUI Lawyers Take Payment Plans?

    Do Good DUI Lawyers Take Payment Plans?
    Do Good DUI Attorneys Take Payment Plans? Lots of lawyers take payment plans. I often joke about one lawyer who I still see in the Metropolitan traffic court who has bright orange stickers on his client files that say: "Payment Plan" in bold…
Rank this Week: 1672

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 1

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    It has been a few weeks since I did a round-up of recent posts at Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform. Here are some of the latest posts from a a variety of bloggers, with my own little bit of organization...
  • Sep 1

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth
    As reported in this recent Toledo Blade editorial, headlined "Women in prison: A big increase in female inmates should prompt changes in how Ohio’s courts deal with addiction," Ohio has struggled of late with an increase in its…
  • Aug 31

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem
    As this CNN Money article highlights, because of the "crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, ... Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons." Here is more about who can profit from a need for...
Rank this Week: 155

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    UB notifies campus of Level 2 sex offender in mass email

    UB notifies campus of Level 2 sex offender in mass email
    This is no more than harassment, vigilantism uncalled for, the State issued no such a notice no more than him being placed on the registry (Public Notified), accordingly there is no law requiring further dissemination of information. See…
  • Sep 1

    Mix-up nearly costs sex offender 5 years in prison

    Mix-up nearly costs sex offender 5 years in prison
    ANy conviction in this matter is a miscarriage of justice; the man followed the spirit of the law and police instructions. 9-1-2014 Virginia: Although it may have seemed innocent enough, picking up his 13-yearold stepson from Salem Church…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge
    It is amazing that a man with his obvious background knowledge of the Internet actually believed that the ToR system could protect his activities. Clearly he needs serious help with his addiction. 8-30-2014 National: As the acting…
Rank this Week: 30

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 1394

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Sep 1

    How to Avoid Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Court

    How to Avoid Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Court
    A “mandatory minimum penalty” refers to a federal law that requires a judge to sentence a person convicted of that law to a specified minimum term of imprisonment in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  There are approximately 200…
  • Aug 29

    Aggravated Assault and Car

    Aggravated Assault and Car
    In order to prove the crime of aggravated assault, a prosecutor in Florida has to show that the person accused of committing that crime had a specific intent to do violence to someone else.  What is important is the… The post…
  • Aug 27

    Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Car

    Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Car
    In Florida, you can commit the crime of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon if you use your car to hit someone else’s car when they are inside it.  For example, if you use your car to hit someone… The post Aggravated…
Rank this Week: 2727

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1316

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 1

    How the alcohol industry sees marijuana legalization

    How the alcohol industry sees marijuana legalization
    A few weeks ago, Talkingpointsmemo.com posted a long-form article, available only to TPM Prime subscribers, title "Can Big Pot and Big Alcohol Get Along?". I finally had a chance to read it. Though a lot of points in the article…
  • Sep 1

    Campaign over marijuana legalization heating up in Alaska

    Campaign over marijuana legalization heating up in Alaska
    This lengthy new local article, headlined "Alaska marijuana legalization initiative: Supporters, opponents rally," provides an effective review of the state of debate concerning marijuana reform in The Last Frontier: With two months…
  • Aug 29

    "Leading Anti-Marij​uana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies"

    "Leading Anti-Marij​uana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent report from the website VICE. here are excerpts: As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to…
Rank this Week: 3359

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Reflecting on Rick Perry's criminal-justice vetoe

    Reflecting on Rick Perry's criminal-justice vetoe
    Grits has suggested in the past that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed more criminal justice reform legislation, arguably, than any sitting U.S. governor. And it's true.It's also true, though, that some of his vetoes have been particularly…
  • Aug 30

    Saturday Link Roundup

    Saturday Link Roundup
    Just to clear my browser tabs, here are a few mostly unrelated links that haven't made it into independent Grits posts but deserve readers' attention::Houston Chronicle (Aug. 27): "Overburdened and underfunded immigration judges decry…
  • Aug 30

    New reporting on TX indigent counsel to take effect

    New reporting on TX indigent counsel to take effect
    New reporting deadlines for criminal defense attorneys and counties take effect this fall when the final elements of HB 1318 take effect beginning Sept. 1. The forthcoming data will shed some new light on indigent defense caseloads, but IMO…
Rank this Week: 80

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
  • Sep 1

    Gov. Perry Gives “Banana Republic Politics” a Bad Name

    Gov. Perry Gives “Banana Republic Politics” a Bad Name
    Gov. Rick Perry and his defense team have characterized his recent two felony abuse of power indictments by a Travis County Grand Jury as “banana Republic politics.” The governor, and… read more →
  • Aug 21

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up
    Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas on February 17, 2004. He was the seventh person put to death that year in the state, and the 320th… read more →
  • Aug 20

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic
    On August 15, 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on felony counts of coercion and official oppression. After the immediate hoopla settled, the serious inquiry began focusing on the… read more →
Rank this Week: 500

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Chicago Police Chief Charged with Felony Theft

    Chicago Police Chief Charged with Felony Theft
    A former Chicago police chief is set to stand trial in late September on charges of felony theft of government property, misallocation of funds and official misconduct. The police chief, who pled not guilty to the charges in…
  • Aug 29

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation
    The Cook County Sheriff’s Office participated in the National Day of Johns Arrests July 17 – August 3, along with 28 other law enforcement agencies in 14 states. The sweep, which was created by the Cook County Sheriff’s…
  • Aug 21

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide
    A 15-year-old Chicago boy was charged in February with the murder of his friend, a 16-year-old Chicago boy, who was shot in the head during the commission of an armed robbery. But this case has a twist – the victim was killed by an…
Rank this Week: 3670

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Can You Be Held Responsible for Serving a Drunk Driver Who Injures Someone?

    Can You Be Held Responsible for Serving a Drunk Driver Who Injures Someone?
    Two friends who recently opened a wine bar asked me if they could be held responsible for an accident caused by a drunken patron who decided to get behind the wheel. The question is a legitimate one because we all know someone who works in…
  • Aug 30

    How Do I Find Out Where DUI Sobriety Checkpoints Are?

    How Do I Find Out Where DUI Sobriety Checkpoints Are?
    In a widely-criticized 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court in Michigan vs Sitz decided some years ago that DUI sobriety checkpoints (aka "DUI roadblocks) did not violate the search-and-seizure provisions of the Fourth Amendment…
  • Aug 26

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?
    Last year, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Missouri vs. McNeely, a DUI case that involved the right of police officers to forcefully take a blood sample from a driver without his consent or a search…
Rank this Week: 2793

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day Celebrations Mean Increased DUI Arrest

    Labor Day Celebrations Mean Increased DUI Arrest
    As our Palm Beach and Broward County DUI defense lawyers know, there is little in life that people like to celebrate more than a day off from work. This Labor Day, please be aware that some people will go a bit overboard and get behind the…
  • Aug 27

    Unlicensed Driver Receives 8.5 Years in Vehicular Homicide Plea Deal

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

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle
    According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, 23-year-old Boynton Beach mother Nahomie Thermidor was arrested on Thursday and charged with child neglect, after her daughter received second degree burns from a falling cup of noodles. Back on…
Rank this Week: 1193

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    The iPad, the Wake and Aggravated Burglary

    The iPad, the Wake and Aggravated Burglary
    After a jury convicted Jeremy Jones Davis of “aggravated burglary and theft”, he appealed, “alleging the evidence was insufficient as a matter of law.”  State v. Davis, 2014 WL 3928597 (Court of Criminal Appeals…
  • Aug 29

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution
    After John Elwood Causey, Jr. was convicted of “attempting to promote prostitution” in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes § 167.012(1)(d)”, he appealed.  State v. Causey, 2014 WL 4100645 (Court of Appeals of…
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
Rank this Week: 535

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 1

    Not Only The Dead Keep Secret

    Not Only The Dead Keep Secret
    The bullet that struck Hofstra student Andrea Rebello and took her life was a tragedy, but it also set in motion a series of excuses designed to obfuscate what happened and shift blame away from the officer who pulled the trigger at all…
  • Sep 1

    Walking A Month In Her Heels (Update)

    Walking A Month In Her Heels (Update)
    For quite a while, I was constrained to accept that my view of what a woman had to endure in her daily life was limited to that of an outsider, and an outsider who wasn’t really around young women very much.  While it was…
  • Aug 31

    It’s Not Personal; It’s Just Busine

    It’s Not Personal; It’s Just Busine
    The Economist posits a question: WHO runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? Yes, that’s right. Of course it’s the United States of America, our beloved government doing what it has to do to regulate business so…
Rank this Week: 76

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day from Charles Rowland and DaytonDUI

    Happy Labor Day from Charles Rowland and DaytonDUI
    Happy Labor Day!  My father started out in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen which became the United Transportation Union.  My Mom was a proud member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).…
  • Aug 29

    Kettering OVI Checkpoint Tonight! (Aug. 29, 2014)

    Kettering OVI Checkpoint Tonight! (Aug. 29, 2014)
    Kettering OVI checkpoint tonight! The Kettering Police Department will conduct an OVI sobriety checkpoint Friday night from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at the 1000 block of East Dorothy Lane.  The OVI checkpoint will be accompanied…
  • Aug 29

    DUI Law: What Did SCOTUS Say In Missouri v. McNeely

    DUI Law: What Did SCOTUS Say In Missouri v. McNeely
    If you have been following developments in DUI law, you have no doubt heard about the United States Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552 (2013).  The case deals with when, and under what circumstances the…
Rank this Week: 4282

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Sep 1

    What Are The Penalties For A Landlord Who Violates The Fair Housing Act In New York City?

    What Are The Penalties For A Landlord Who Violates The Fair Housing Act In New York City?
    Access to safe housing is a core right protected by both the State of New York and the United States Government. At the federal level, violations of the Fair Housing Act may be adjudicated in several ways, typically resulting in large fines…
  • Sep 1

    Will A Misdemeanor Conviction In New York Result In Deportation Proceedings For Aliens?

    Will A Misdemeanor Conviction In New York Result In Deportation Proceedings For Aliens?
    Unfortunately, the question is much more complicated than you may realize. Not only is immigration law handled at the federal level, which doesn’t take into account New York’s definition of crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, but…
  • Aug 26

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?
    New York has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, and prosecutors are only too happy to prosecute innocent people who were ignorant of the law. There are four grades of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York, and three are…
Rank this Week: 1355

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Aug 31

    Vernehmung: Besser auf die sanfte Tour

    Vernehmung: Besser auf die sanfte Tour
    Kein „Tatort“ und kaum eine amerikanische TV-Serie kommt ohne sie aus: Die harten und unerbittlichen Kommissare, die aus jedem Verdächtigen die Wahrheit herausbekommen. Aber sind solch rohen Verhörpraktiken bei der…
  • Aug 31

    500. Eintrag in die Strafakte

    500. Eintrag in die Strafakte
    Nach den ersten 500 Einträgen ist ein kurzer Rückblick durchaus angezeigt: In den etwa anderthalb Jahren haben wir es geschafft, nahezu jeden Tag einen neuen Eintrag zu veröffentlichen. Content ist King Dabei steht die…
  • Aug 31

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 72

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 72
    Basarjustiz Die Abschreiber aus der Bundesregierung Ronald Schill: Der Hamburger Spieler Gilt auch für juristische Plattformen: Plump klickt gut Musste ich als Dealer nicht ins Gefängnis, weil ich weiß bin? Assistierter…
Rank this Week: 3702

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Aug 31

    Free Report: California Theft Crimes – Understanding the Offenses and Penaltie

    Free Report: California Theft Crimes – Understanding the Offenses and Penaltie
    Understanding the various theft offenses and the corresponding penalties is important if you have been charged with one. Topics covered in this report include: Defining Theft Petty Theft vs.  Grand Theft Other Theft Crimes Penalties for…
  • Aug 29

    Free Report: Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California

    Free Report: Dismissing a Criminal Conviction in California
    Only experienced California criminal defense attorney can review the facts of your case and provide you with advice about your eligibility; however, a basic understanding of the criteria for dismissal and the procedures involved may be…
  • Aug 29

    Free Report: White – Collar Crimes in California

    Free Report: White – Collar Crimes in California
    When people think of “crimes” they typically envision a violent offense and/or a drug related offense. While these are certainly crimes, there is another category of crimes that has nothing to do with drugs or violence –…
Rank this Week: 2043

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    OPERATING AFTER SUSPENSION 3RD OFFENSE - DISMISSED

    OPERATING AFTER SUSPENSION 3RD OFFENSE - DISMISSED
    On June 6, 2013 RS, a 56 year old union insulator, was driving in Lowell when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The police responded to the scene of the accident and it was determined that RS's license was suspended. The suspension…
  • Aug 31

    DOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED - CHINESE COUPLE

    DOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED - CHINESE COUPLE
    On January 4, 2014 LW, a Chinese national in the US on a work visa, was arrested at his home in Malden after his wife, also a Chinese national, called the Malden Police to report that he had shoved her and slapped her on the face. He was…
  • Aug 2

    ANOTHER NOT GUILTY IN A DOMESTIC ASSAULT

    ANOTHER NOT GUILTY IN A DOMESTIC ASSAULT
    On March 14, 2014, MR, a 39 year old woman and her husband, were in the waiting room of a psychologist's office in North Andover. They were getting divorced and were litigating in the Probate Court who was going to get custody of their 9 year…
Rank this Week: 2555

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Aug 31

    Remember people and their labors every day- 2014.

    Remember people and their labors every day- 2014.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Aug 26

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com     Law school…
  • Aug 25

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
Rank this Week: 331

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Aug 31

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!

    California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!
    As an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have handled numerous “three strikes” cases.  Those cases were considered “life cases” under the prior three strikes law, and included cases where the…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
Rank this Week: 3298

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1176

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation
    The New York Times had an interesting article this week by Steven Davidoff Solomon entitled “Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing.” The piece centers on the recent decision out of the Delaware Supreme Court in the case…
  • Aug 27

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

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

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
Rank this Week: 192

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Possession of Alprazolam and Hydrocodone Convictions Overturned

    Possession of Alprazolam and Hydrocodone Convictions Overturned
    Yes, the title of this article gives away the ending, but it's the journey, not the destination. FACTS: Daniel Shedd is just chilling, drinking a beer, driving his mom's car, when he was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Shedd v.…
  • Aug 24

    Recorded Jail Calls Causing Problems Again

    Recorded Jail Calls Causing Problems Again
    Let's face it, we have too many criminal cases, and not enough juries to try them. That's OK, because most cases never make it to trial. The legislature knows that the majority of criminal cases are plead to, so it is important to protect…
  • Aug 21

    Innocent People Submit to Guilty Plea

    Innocent People Submit to Guilty Plea
    Last year, a lawyer referred me a case. Now, there's nothing new about that, this happens all the time (And, I appreciate the love from non-criminal lawyers. Yes, I equate getting cash with love, can't help it). Here's the facts: Years…
Rank this Week: 790

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/
  • Aug 31

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data
    Each summer since 1975 the Maryland State Police has issued a Uniform Crime Report for statewide crime over the past year. This year's UCR was released to the governor earlier this summer, and later published online and in press releases. …
  • Aug 25

    Former Criminal Defense Attorney Sentenced To Jail

    Former Criminal Defense Attorney Sentenced To Jail
    A few months ago we posted an article about a criminal defense attorney who was arrested for smuggling various illegal drugs into the Baltimore County Detention Center. The police investigative reports and charging documents described a…
  • Aug 16

    Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Gun Law

    Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Gun Law
    The Maryland Firearms Safety Act went into effect almost one year ago, and at that time most of the news stories were centered on record sales at state gun shops, which resulted in many of the popular handgun models being sold out at local…
Rank this Week: 2126

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 31

    Free to Be Stupid

    Free to Be Stupid
    You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. -Leonard Pitts, Jr. So we make the leap from dumbass … Continue reading →
  • Aug 28

    On Twitter, Be Your Own Censor.

    On Twitter, Be Your Own Censor.
    When I saw this Polygon post last month, about how Twitter “gives so little attention to the now-routine harassment experienced by so many members of the service” because “it drives engagement,” I thought,…
  • Aug 26

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action
    Here’s a survey of what’s going on in Texas with regard to the First Amendment in criminal cases: Texas Penal Code Section 33.021(b) (online solicitation by explicit communication) was held unconstitutional by the Texas Court of…
Rank this Week: 127

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 417

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    Elder Abuse in Las Vega

    Elder Abuse in Las Vega
    Elder Abuse in Nevada Elder abuse is a devastating crime, but sometimes people are charged under NRS 200.5099 because of a misunderstanding or an unintentional accident. NRS 200.5099 covers a broad expanse of crimes that include the neglect,…
  • Aug 28

    Las Vegas Shoplifting Lawyer

    Las Vegas Shoplifting Lawyer
    Possible Consequences for Shoplifting in Nevada  Shoplifting is typically thought of as the wrongful taking of merchandise from a retailer. However, Section 597.860 of the Nevada Revised Statute describes it as also happening whenever an…
  • Aug 26

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule
    The Dirt on Money Laundering in Nevada Money laundering is the act of taking money that has been illegally obtained and then “cleaning it up” so that it can be used legally. This crime has long been a problem in Las Vegas, which…
Rank this Week: 4502

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    Have Desperate And Ethically Questionable But Possibly Jewish Lawyers Fight For Your Case Now!

    Have Desperate And Ethically Questionable But Possibly Jewish Lawyers Fight For Your Case Now!
    I often brag to my tech-savvy friends, “I have a Twitter.” I’m actually not kidding. It’s the place to find out what I have for dinner once or twice a year or to click through to my new blog posts if you don’t…
  • Aug 22

    Guilty Until Proven…

    Guilty Until Proven…
    Oh, who am I kidding? They aren’t even going to let you prove yourself not guilty. Not before it’s too late, at least. I’m talking about the Town of Gilbert again, and this time it isn’t your car or your money that…
  • Aug 12

    Save The Lawyers!

    Save The Lawyers!
    It seems that news about LegalZoom’s various legal battles has popped up every few months for the last few years. One state will decide that the online service, which is intended to help people create their own legal documents, is…
Rank this Week: 370

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 30

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
  • Aug 30

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial

    Nasty Judge’s Sexism Leads to New Trial
    There is no place for mean-spirited judges in Canadian courts, but regretfully a few slip through the vigorous screening process and become tyrants in an institution where they preside as untouchables. Mr. Justice Jean-Guy Boilard, of the…
  • Aug 29

    Divorce Can Be Deadly

    Divorce Can Be Deadly
    In 1967 psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe examined the medical records of over 5,000 patients in their research to determine whether stress causes illness. A positive correlation was found resulting in the Social Readjustment…
Rank this Week: 2625

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment
    When you are facing criminal charges of any kind, whether at the federal or state level, you are supposed to enjoy a presumption of innocence. That's the ideal. In reality, a person can suffer negative consequences of presumed guilt even...
  • Aug 21

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue
    Regardless of the organization that an officer represents, there are proper police procedures that must be followed. That is true even in arrests by officers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI or other government agencies.…
  • Aug 15

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge
    Claims under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aren’t usually associated with public school educators. Organized criminals, or mobsters as they might be depicted in Hollywood films, might be…
Rank this Week: 2451

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1856

Michael Sweig

Michael Sweig

Covers criminal justice reform.

http://www.bestthinking.com/thinkers/society_and_humanities/nonprofit_organizations/advocacy/michael-sweig
  • Aug 30

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...
    I have a friend named Tony Nelson. He’s not the one from “I Dream of Genie,” but that really is his name. In Summer and Fall 2013, Tony laid the groundwork for Citizens’ Institute for Law & Public Policy, of which…
  • Dec 12

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...
    Changing the rhetoric of felony is my work and passion. Sometimes what I read and hear angers me. Today, I am outraged at the scurrilous lack of critical thinking displayed by two types of crucial community stakeholders who should know…
  • Dec 12

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...
    Changing the rhetoric of felony is my work and passion. Sometimes what I read and hear angers me. Today, I am outraged at the scurrilous lack of critical thinking displayed by two types of crucial community stakeholders who should know…
Rank this Week: 4692