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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/
  • Nov 21

    Vandalia OVI Checkpoint (Nov. 21, 2014)

    Vandalia OVI Checkpoint (Nov. 21, 2014)
    There will be a Vandalia OVI checkpoint tonight (Nov. 21st, 2014) along US 40 (east of airport access exit) 8pm – midnight.  Stay safe and designate a sober driver. If you need the assistance of an attorney, contact us at (937)…
  • Nov 21

    OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation

    OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation
    OVI law requires an understanding of how alcohol enters, affects and exits the body.  Here is a brief overview of the elimination process. Alcohol exits the human body by being oxidized by a number of very important enzymes.…
  • Nov 20

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera
    As many regular readers of this blog already know, I have made it my mission to speak out against traffic cameras and speed cameras since their introduction.  I consider them to be corrupt and corrupting.  They are the worst example…
Rank this Week: 802

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 21

    Ferguson News Report

    Ferguson News Report
    The media hype over the grand jury decision in Ferguson is over the top. Except for a few stories about Buffalo and one warning of a cyber attack by China or Russia, CNN aired nothing else this afternoon, except commercials. It was that way…
  • Nov 21

    New John Cantlie Message Video

    New John Cantlie Message Video
    ISIS has released Episode 6 of prisoner John Cantlie's "Lend Me Your Ears" video messages. In it, he discusses the failed U.S. rescue attempt of James Foley. He excoriates the U.S. and British governments for not negotiating with ISIS,…
  • Nov 21

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    More court today (and now Monday and Tuesday as well) and jail visits. I wish I could recoup the hours I spent after court this week at the Apple store (that "new" phone they gave me 3 months ago stopped working. I'm now on my third iPhone…
Rank this Week: 2

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Nov 21

    I Have Passed the California Bar Exam!

    I Have Passed the California Bar Exam!
    This, of course, changes nothing in my disclaimers (although once I am sworn in, I will be changing that remark about not being a licensed attorney).But it is a good day.UPDATEBased on statistics recently posted by Derek Muller, it…
  • Nov 21

    Amar and Allard on Reevaluating the Bar Exam

    Amar and Allard on Reevaluating the Bar Exam
    At Justia's Verdict, Vikram Amar has this article discussing the decline in performance of the July 2014 bar examinees relative to other years. Amar also addresses the National Conference of Bar Examiners' [NCBE's] response to this…
  • Nov 20

    Bloomberg Businessweek Decides to Traumatize California Bar Examinees...

    Bloomberg Businessweek Decides to Traumatize California Bar Examinees...
    ...by publishing this article, titled Why Did So Many People Flunk the Bar Exam This Year?It begins:The most recent bar exam test results are in, and they are ugly. In several states, people who took the bar in July were more likely to fail…
Rank this Week: 1646

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/
  • Nov 21

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August
    Heather Lynn CrawfordIDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/21/14 at 6:00 p.m. COEUR D'ALENE -…
  • Nov 21

    Fatal Crash near Ashton

    Fatal Crash near Ashton
    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…
  • Nov 19

    Idaho State Police Detectives and Nez Perce Tribal Police Make Six Drug Arrests in Motel Room in Lewiston

    Idaho State Police Detectives and Nez Perce Tribal Police Make Six Drug Arrests in Motel Room in Lewiston
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/19/14 at 3:30 p.m. LEWISTON - Detectives with the Idaho…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
Rank this Week: 98

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
  • Nov 21

    Government Defends Validity of Congressional Investigation Into Deepwater Horizon Spill

    Government Defends Validity of Congressional Investigation Into Deepwater Horizon Spill
    The government has opposed David Rainey’s motion to dismiss the obstruction of Congress charge filed against him in the Eastern District of Louisiana and Rainey's request that prosecutors disclose portions of their grand jury…
  • Nov 18

    Judge Gardephe Orders Mathew Martoma to Begin Serving Sentence

    Judge Gardephe Orders Mathew Martoma to Begin Serving Sentence
    Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Mathew Martoma’s emergency motion for bail pending appeal. Martoma had argued he was likely to get his insider trading conviction reversed or receive a new trial because…
  • Nov 10

    SDNY Prosecutors Bring First-Ever Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Case

    SDNY Prosecutors Bring First-Ever Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Case
    In what prosecutors in the Southern District of New York are calling the first-ever prosecution of a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, the government filed a criminal complaint last week against Trendon Shavers. Shavers operated Bitcoin Savings…
Rank this Week: 3535

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Nov 21

    Weekend listening: new Marijuana Today podcast

    Weekend listening: new Marijuana Today podcast
    Looking for something to listen to while taking care of your weekend chores around the house? Episode 20 of the Marijuana Today podcast is up. On this epsidode, Dan Goldman, Andrew Livingston and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar and…
  • Nov 21

    Does new bill to make it easier for veterans to get medical marijuana stand any chance in Congress?

    Does new bill to make it easier for veterans to get medical marijuana stand any chance in Congress?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Huffington Post article headlined "Veterans May Gain Easier Access To Medical Marijuana." Here are excerpts: A bill introduced in Congress would allow Department of…
  • Nov 20

    Congressional Research Service analyzes federal proposals to tax marijuana

    Congressional Research Service analyzes federal proposals to tax marijuana
    A helpful reader helpfully alerted me to this notable new Congressional Research Service report titled "Federal Proposals to Tax Marijuana: An Economic Analysis." Here is the detailed report's summary: The combination of state…
Rank this Week: 3180

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Nov 21

    NEW SUPREME COURT LAW ON ANONYMOUS TIPS AND DUI

    NEW SUPREME COURT LAW ON ANONYMOUS TIPS AND DUI
    Police are allowed to stop drivers based on anonymous tips. The key question is whether the tip was reliable enough to provide probable cause for the stop. The Supreme Court just made that job a lot easier for the prosecution. ……
  • Nov 3

    LOOKING BACKWARDS: HOW THE STATE PROVES YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS HIGHER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER RESULT

    LOOKING BACKWARDS: HOW THE STATE PROVES YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS HIGHER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER RESULT
    You had several drinks at the bar before you drove home. Police stopped you for a moving violation and arrested you for DUI. At the police station, you agree to take the breathalyzer. The reading is .077, just below the … Continue…
  • Oct 13

    HOW THE DEFENSE MAY SHOW YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL IS LOWER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER

    HOW THE DEFENSE MAY SHOW YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL IS LOWER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER
    You had several drinks at the bar before you drove home. Police stopped you for a moving violation and arrested you for DUI. At the police station, you blew the breathalyzer. The reading was over the legal limit. Your friend, ……
Rank this Week: 3034

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Confrontation, Hearsay, and Child Abuse

    Confrontation, Hearsay, and Child Abuse
    "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him ...."  So says the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, as do the bills of rights of many state…
  • Nov 21

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Parolee Accused of Murder: An Indiana parolee with a lengthy criminal past has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl.  Robert King and Jill Disis of Indy Star report that 46-year-old William Gholston has been…
  • Nov 21

    The Coming Riot

    The Coming Riot
    The conventional wisdom is that the grand jury's decision about the Ferguson shooting will soon be known, and that it will not indict Officer Darren Wilson.I have no inside scoop on this.  My (pure) guess is that the conventional…
Rank this Week: 203

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Nov 21

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year
    After more than three decades behind bars, a California man who has served the state's longest sentence for a wrongful conviction, is expected to be released next week. Michael Ray Hanline was convicted of the 1978 murder of a Ventura man and…
  • Nov 20

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’
    In conjunction with its November issue, Ebony magazine produced a social justice and action video about race in America. "Race Still Matters: Protection Under the Law" features interviews with civil rights leaders, activists and the Innocence…
  • Nov 19

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade
    Nearly forty years after an Ohio man was convicted of murder along with two codefendants, he is expected to walk out of prison a free man on Friday. Ricky Jackson and two other men were convicted of killing a money-order collector at a…
Rank this Week: 670

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Nov 21

    Pursuing a DCFS administrative appeal

    Pursuing a DCFS administrative appeal
          Following an investigation of abuse or neglect of a child, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) may determine that the subject of the investigation has committed those acts. This…
  • Sep 11

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing
        As a criminal defense attorney, I have been called upon to advise students facing disciplinary bodies within their university or college. Recently, due, in part, to the United States Department of Education investigating a…
  • Aug 7

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License
          As previously stated in this blog, undocumented immigrants living in Illinois may now apply for a driver's license under Illinois law,…
Rank this Week: 2032

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/
  • Nov 21

    Sandusky investigators tied to pornography probe

    Sandusky investigators tied to pornography probe
    11-21-2014 Pennsylvania: AG Kane: Porn being passed around was not for the faint of heart Dozens of state officials in Pennsylvania, many who worked to bring down infamous child molester Jerry Sandusky, have been caught exchanging crude…
  • Nov 21

    Man wrongly jailed for 525 days under sex offender's name

    Man wrongly jailed for 525 days under sex offender's name
    11-21-2014 Alabama: A man was wrongly arrested and held at the Fulton County Jail for 525 days under another man’s name. Randy Wiggins was mistakenly booked under Randy Williams’ name. Williams is a convicted child molester who was…
  • Nov 20

    Registered sex offender arrested in Stark

    Registered sex offender arrested in Stark
    This law is insane, he was visiting a home not related to the school, no action on his part towards the school. Lawmakers in Louisiana are completely nuts! 11-20-2014 Louisiana: STARKS, LA (KPLC) - Authorities said a 28-year-old Starks…
Rank this Week: 34

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
    Defendant, charged with robbery in the first degree and related offenses, moves for a dismissal of the indictment and for other forms of relief on the ground of discriminatory prosecution in that he is being prosecuted as a major offender...
  • Nov 21

    CPL 460.50(5)

    CPL 460.50(5)
    The two cases hereunder involves an appeal on conviction involving the crime of grand larceny. The first was an appeals by (1) criminal defendant NJ from a judgment of the County Court, Nassau County, rendered October 14, 1983, convicting…
  • Nov 20

    CPL 20.40 (2) (c) ...cont

    CPL 20.40 (2) (c) ...cont
    A court may thus exercise "protective jurisdiction" if the criminal defendant's conduct has a "materially harmful impact" upon governmental processes or the welfare of the community. It is not sufficient under the statute…
Rank this Week: 1344

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3602

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cake Boss Celebrity Busted on DUI Charge

    Cake Boss Celebrity Busted on DUI Charge
    Los Angeles DUI charges involving celebrities inevitably attract ridiculous amounts of attention from the press and from the lay public – and for understandable reasons. We look up to celebrities, even if they became famous because of…
  • Nov 19

    Some Los Angeles DUI Crashes Are Worse Than Others – This One Involved Seven Vehicles!

    Some Los Angeles DUI Crashes Are Worse Than Others – This One Involved Seven Vehicles!
    Many people think about Los Angeles DUI accidents or incidents in a monolithic fashion. In other words, a DUI is a DUI. However, as anyone who has dealt hands on with these types of cases can tell you, DUIs are incredibly diverse. For…
  • Nov 12

    Michael Phelps’ DUI Trial Postponed Until December

    Michael Phelps’ DUI Trial Postponed Until December
    Even if your Los Angeles DUI story wound up in the news because you did or said something ridiculous to the police or got involved in a serious or fatal accident, you probably will not get nearly as much media scrutiny for what you did as…
Rank this Week: 4695

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff further contends that venue is preferred in the county where the cause of action arose. Plaintiffs accident occurred in New York County, and the accident situs is within the management and/or ownership of defendants. Thus, New York…
  • Nov 20

    The Coughlin Affd.

    The Coughlin Affd.
    In this personal injury action brought by plaintiff JC, defendants Mr. HS and LLC Realty move for an order, pursuant to CPLR §511, to change venue to Westchester County. Plaintiff commenced this action through the service of a Summons…
  • Nov 19

    Matter of Stackpole...cont

    Matter of Stackpole...cont
    Subdivision (g) of 202.67 provides "No authorization will be granted to withdraw such funds, except for unusual circumstances, where the parents are financially able to support the infant and to provide for the infant's necessaries, treatment…
Rank this Week: 1296

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Attorney Nenye E. Uche Secures Acquittal In Attempted Murder Case

    Attorney Nenye E. Uche Secures Acquittal In Attempted Murder Case
    Following a bench trial involving charges of Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery, Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Nenye E. Uche secured a “Not Guilty” verdict for his client on all charges. Click Here To Read Full Release.
  • Nov 18

    What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?

    What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?
    When Chicago law enforcement officers investigate a driver they suspect is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they have a variety of evidence-gathering techniques available to them. These include objective measures of intoxication such…
  • Nov 12

    Illinois Sex Crimes can Result in Serious Consequence

    Illinois Sex Crimes can Result in Serious Consequence
    Crimes that involve prohibited or violent sexual conduct are treated especially seriously, both in the court of public opinion as well as in the legal system. Often, people view the accused as “guilty until proven innocent,”…
Rank this Week: 3311

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change
    Current Illinois law allows a driver to be charged with DUI based on a trace of illegal drugs in their system. This is true regardless of impairment and even if the drug was used weeks earlier. The Illinois State Bar Association is…
  • Nov 3

    Activists Rally for Increases in TVDL Appointment

    Activists Rally for Increases in TVDL Appointment
    Six-month wait times and four to five hour drives have Temporary Visitors Driver's License (TVDL) activists infuriated. With demand for appointments skyrocketing, residents and community groups rallied outside a West Side Driver's License…
  • Sep 29

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI
    The California Highway Patrol arrested actress Amanda Bynes at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday. Bynes, 28, was booked by the LAPD at 7 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor DUI. She was released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on $15,000 bail. Bynes allegedly ran a red…
Rank this Week: 583

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Nov 21

    People Still Write (Bad) Checks? Check Fraud in Illinoi

    People Still Write (Bad) Checks? Check Fraud in Illinoi
    Although the ancient paper check transaction is a thing of the past for most, writing bad checks is still a crime. Fraudulently making, signing, depositing, or giving a check to another with fictitious account information or inadequate…
  • Nov 18

    Expunging Versus Sealing Criminal Records in Illinoi

    Expunging Versus Sealing Criminal Records in Illinoi
    We all make mistakes, some of which involve the criminal justice system. Whether you were arrested, cited, charged, or ultimately convicted, your actions left a record somewhere. This record may make it difficult for you to obtain employment…
  • Nov 14

    Drug Paraphernalia in Illinoi

    Drug Paraphernalia in Illinoi
    Many of us know of someone who has been convicted of some drug-related crime in their lifetime. Some of us may try to minimize the severity of the crime by suggesting that it was “just marijuana” or “just a little…
Rank this Week: 2065

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1647

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Print the Legend

    Print the Legend
    Those of you of a certain age know that Davy Crockett was the last defender at the Alamo to be killed, swinging his empty rifle (ol' Betsy) like a baseball bat at the hoards of Santa Ana's men who've overrun the mission-turned-fort.  Or…
  • Nov 21

    On Just Whose Ox Gets Gored

    On Just Whose Ox Gets Gored
    Give Paul Cassell credit.  He said one thing that's right.The evidence should determine the outcome in this case — not threats of violence.Beyond that, it's all hooey.The issue is Darren Wilson in Ferguson and whether he'll be…
  • Nov 18

    An Adversary System without Adversarie

    An Adversary System without Adversarie
    Some background:Ohio law says that the Ohio Supreme Court must review every death sentence on direct appeal.  A rule of the Ohio Supreme Court, a rule crafted by the Ohio Supreme Court, says that no brief can be filed after the date it…
Rank this Week: 683

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed
    I was wrongfully arrested in 2008 for an alleged terrible crime that happened in 2007, but the accusations were false and I was held in the Parrish jail in Covington, La, without bail and without trial until it was determined […] The…
  • Oct 28

    No where to turn

    No where to turn
    Hi my name is Saleema and I reside in Philadelphia. I have two children. Okay so an assault happened in 2009 and the assaulted accused me, don’t ask me why but I was not there I didn’t even see the […] The post No where to…
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
Rank this Week: 834

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 478

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona
    Regardless of the circumstances, burglary in Arizona is a felony. Residential burglary does carry more severe consequences than non-residential burglary, but both are felonies. If the burglary involves a firearm, residential or…
  • Nov 19

    What is Executive Clemency?

    What is Executive Clemency?
    Executive clemency is the power of pardoning used by either a president, if it’s a federal case, or a governor if it’s a local case. The executive can pardon a criminal’s sentencing, reducing it from the death penalty, or…
  • Nov 17

    Should I refuse a breath test if pulled over for a DUI in Arizona?

    Should I refuse a breath test if pulled over for a DUI in Arizona?
    First, let’s discuss the difference between a preliminary breath test (PBT) and a breathalyzer test. A PBT is a portable device used by police to register your BAC after you are pulled over. The results from a PBT cannot be used against…
Rank this Week: 1085

Blonde Justice

Blonde Justice

Covers criminal law.

http://blondejustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    B as in Blonde...

    B as in Blonde...
    My client left a message for me and spelled her name in the cutest way. I can't help but think that it took her some time to come up with it. I don't want to give up her name obviously but let's just say her last name was Grubs.  Her…
  • Nov 10

    Grumpy Justice

    Grumpy Justice
    Step One: Identify whether you are a "loud talker."Step Two: Learn to shut your office door, especially when you are on personal calls.Seriously, you are all the way down the hall and I can't concentrate.
  • Aug 4

    Gee, Thanks.

    Gee, Thanks.
    Judge, to my client, as part of the plea colloquy: And are you satisfied with the representation you have received from your lawyer?Asshole client, who has wasted a ton of my time being an asshole client:  Well, I mean, I have some…
Rank this Week: 1563

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Defendant’s Waiver of Miranda

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Defendant’s Waiver of Miranda
    The Illinois Appellate Court recently upheld the admissibility of statements the defendant made to police regarding the death of his wife, and affirmed his conviction for involuntary manslaughter. The court ruled that the defendant’s…
  • Nov 19

    Chicago Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend, Off-Duty Cop

    Chicago Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend, Off-Duty Cop
    A Chicago man was arrested last week after shooting his ex-girlfriend in the thigh; he also shot the girlfriend’s mother, who is a Chicago police officer, numerous times, and kidnapped his son. Charges are pending, but it is likely the…
  • Nov 14

    Chicago Man Violates Terms of Bond, Faces Additional Charge

    Chicago Man Violates Terms of Bond, Faces Additional Charge
    A Chicago man out on bond was arrested last week and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, cocaine possession and marijuana possession. The defendant was arrested after Sheriff’s Office personnel noticed crack cocaine…
Rank this Week: 1089

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 184

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
    In September, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in…
  • Nov 17

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many procedural protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “public…
  • Nov 13

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “speedy trial”.  The provision is stated:…
Rank this Week: 3495

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1285

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 337

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn
    A Hillsborough County teacher resigned Wednesday after he was arrested on child pornography charges. The 68-year-old resigned from his position with the school district following his arrest,  according to a Hillsborough County School…
  • Nov 20

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short
    A Port St. Lucie homeless man was allegedly caught on surveillance video stealing a chainsaw and stuffing it down his pants, according to police reports. The accused apparently stopped in Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment in the 1800 block of…
  • Nov 17

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida
    Our criminal defense lawyers at Whittel & Melton are very pleased to announce that, according to Governor Rick Scott, Florida is on a path to a 44-year crime low. The actual number of crimes across the Sunshine State is showing that crime…
Rank this Week: 843

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/
  • Nov 21

    Might Texas revisit needle exchange pilots with Susan Reed gone, disease prevention in the news?

    Might Texas revisit needle exchange pilots with Susan Reed gone, disease prevention in the news?
    Grits wonders if - owing to recent events surrounding the Ebola scare and the outlandish costs of Hepatitis C treatment under new drug protocols - 2015 might be a year in which the Texas Legislature favorably revisits Rep. Ruth…
  • Nov 20

    How times have changed: Reed gone in Bexar, McCrum cleared

    How times have changed: Reed gone in Bexar, McCrum cleared
    How quickly circumstances can change. Readers may recall this post from February suggesting that Bexar DA Susan Reed sought contempt charges against attorney Michael McCrum (for allegedly telling a witness to "get lost") in retaliation for…
  • Nov 19

    Pricetag for DPS, Texas National Guard border adventure approaching one billion dollar

    Pricetag for DPS, Texas National Guard border adventure approaching one billion dollar
    So, lame ducks Rick Perry and David Dewhurst plan to commit the state to spending $86 million to continue the much ballyhooed border surge until August. Reported the Texas Tribune, "Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday that he, House Speaker Joe…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License
    When you win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal, you usually have to wait for the decision to arrive in the mail. Once in a while, in certain, "special" cases, and only with certain hearing officers (for purposes of…
  • Nov 7

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case
    My work as a DUI lawyer in Michigan is helpful to my clients, yet being a lawyer is not considered one of the "helping professions." Part of this has to do with the fact that as a DUI attorney, I...
  • Nov 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3
    In part 2 of this article, we continued our examination of the most important part of a Michigan DUI charge and began looking at the role of the mandatory alcohol assessment. We'll start out here by examining the clinical reality...
Rank this Week: 755

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution
    In 2012 and 2013, the Department of Justice brought a slew of actions against several financial institutions under a rarely used and little-known statute from the late 1980s for conduct related to the mortgage crisis. Outcomes in these cases…
  • Nov 7

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre
    Imagine you are a compliance officer for a multinational company with securities listed on a U.S. stock market. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) falls squarely within your purview, but other anti-corruption regimes seem less relevant…
  • Oct 21

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?
    Roll Call October 14, 2014 Q. I heard that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., may face ethics discipline because he assisted companies in which he owned stock. I know that Members are not supposed to use their position for their own personal gain, but I…
Rank this Week: 3160

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    BREAKING NEWS! The President Extends Deportation Relief: Do You Qualify?

    BREAKING NEWS! The President Extends Deportation Relief: Do You Qualify?
    Last night, the President finally announced his administration’s eagerly anticipated and hoped for plans to extend deportation relief to a greater segment of the undocumented foreign national population. President Obama has intimated…
  • Nov 10

    The Powers and Limitations of Filing for Bankruptcy

    The Powers and Limitations of Filing for Bankruptcy
    Filing for bankruptcy is a critical decision that many Georgians have decided to make due to their personal and financial circumstances. Because filing for bankruptcy has the potential to affect your life for years to come, it is of the…
  • Oct 24

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?
    The great state of Georgia is home to many equally great small and medium-sized businesses.  Georgian residents are true entrepreneurs and several of our friends and neighbors have enjoyed great success with their businesses all across…
Rank this Week: 3161

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Nov 21

    Penalties For The Sale Or Purchase Of Cocaine In Okaloosa County, Florida

    Penalties For The Sale Or Purchase Of Cocaine In Okaloosa County, Florida
    If you are convicted for the Sale, Manufacture, Delivery, or Purchase of Cocaine in Okaloosa County, a person faces a mandatory second degree felony conviction and up to 15 years in prison ($10,000 fine maximum). If the Sale, Manufacture,…
  • Nov 17

    Common Abbreviations and Acronyms for Okaloosa County, Florida Crime

    Common Abbreviations and Acronyms for Okaloosa County, Florida Crime
    In the day-to-day world of practicing criminal law, like many professions, there is a specific knowledge of understanding. With that is also a specific language. For example, most charges are referred to in a shorthand or abbreviated fashion.…
  • Nov 14

    What Types Of Items Are Considered Drug Paraphernalia or Drug Contraband In Okaloosa County

    What Types Of Items Are Considered Drug Paraphernalia or Drug Contraband In Okaloosa County
    In Okaloosa County, Florida, the statutory list for what is defined as drug paraphernalia is long and exhaustive. It pretty much covers every conceivable item that could remotely be considered as connected to the potential use of drugs in…
Rank this Week: 3158

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 21

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting
    It works, right?  Isn’t that good enough? “The conspiracy was real; the guns were real; the defendants’ intent to use them to violently rob a cocaine stash house was real; and the defendants’ criminal histories…
  • Nov 21

    Your Emotional Rescue Meets Brown 25

    Your Emotional Rescue Meets Brown 25
    Brown University was the site of a Janus Forum debate earlier this week on “How Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault?” The debaters were Wendy McElroy, ifeminists.com editor and “rape culture” skeptic,…
  • Nov 21

    Kickstart The End Of The Penalty

    Kickstart The End Of The Penalty
    One of the questions often posed by people who are disturbed at what happens in criminal law is “what can I do”?  Here’s an answer: contribute to the kickstarter campaign to complete the document, The Penalty. The…
Rank this Week: 45

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu
    Richard Read “was convicted of murder, following a jury trial, and subsequently was sentenced to fifty years incarceration”, after which he appealed his conviction to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.  Read v. Commissioner…
  • Nov 19

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"
    As you probably know, to become a lawyer in the United States, individuals must graduate from law school, then (in most states) pass a bar exam and be admitted to practice in that state by the state Supreme Court.  If a lawyer…
  • Nov 17

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography
    After Maximilian Paul Gingrich was charged with “two counts of possessing child sexually abusive material, [Michigan Compiled Laws] 750.145c(4), and two counts of using computers to commit a crime, [Michigan Compiled Laws]…
Rank this Week: 327

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?
    Texas laws are sneaky. Yes, it’s legal for a passenger to drink in your car—as long as it isn’t alcohol. Yes, it’s legal for him to drink alcohol as long as your car is a taxi (and, presumably, you’re a…
  • Nov 18

    When Ninjas Attack: 5 Crazy Houston Crime

    When Ninjas Attack: 5 Crazy Houston Crime
    Houston hasn’t always been the relatively tame, civilized city it seems to be these days, on the surface at least. It has a colorful history of crazy crimes that are almost unbelievable to read. Which is of course good for criminal…
  • Nov 14

    What Kind of Evidence Do They Collect for Assault?

    What Kind of Evidence Do They Collect for Assault?
    The term “assault” takes on several different definitions according to the court: Felonius assault is an unlawful attack that causes injury to another person and typically creates a need for immediate medical attention Simple…
Rank this Week: 3187

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3496

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Nov 21

    Wird „Beate Zschäpe hört U2“ verboten?

    Wird „Beate Zschäpe hört U2“ verboten?
    Der ARD-Terrorismusexperte Holger Schmidt hatte vor kurzem in seinem Blog auf ein Video der Düsseldorfer Hip-Hopper „Antilopen Gang“ hingewiesen, welches durchaus mit viel Liebe zum Detail gemacht wurde: „Beate…
  • Nov 21

    Frau klaut fast einhundert Überraschungseier

    Frau klaut fast einhundert Überraschungseier
    Was Spannendes, was zum Naschen und was zum Spielen – zwei mutmaßliche Diebe stahlen am Montag bei Aldi in Hattorf am Harz mindestens 93 Überraschungseier. Eine 21-Jährige wurde auf frischer Tat gestellt, ein weiterer…
  • Nov 20

    Seltsames Amtsverständnis eines Staatsanwalt

    Seltsames Amtsverständnis eines Staatsanwalt
    Mein Leben als Staatsanwalt: „Ja, ich schicke Leute ins Gefängnis“ ist das erste Bekenntnis eines Staatsanwalts, der in dem „Spiegel Karriere“-Artikel offenbar nicht genannt werden will. Fast schon humorig wirkt…
Rank this Week: 3561

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

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

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Nov 21

    Why was my vehicle impounded?

    Why was my vehicle impounded?
    Hailey's Law in Washington State requires a mandatory impound of your vehicle for twelve (12) hours on any vehicle driven by a person arrested for DUI or Physical Control. So even if you are released by the officer or trooper...
  • Nov 20

    Is the DOL Hearing recorded?

    Is the DOL Hearing recorded?
    Yes. Every Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) Administrative Hearing is recorded. You can obtain the record (disc) from the DOL for $10.50. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to receive the recording after the hearing decision. Typically,…
  • Nov 19

    How long will I have a probation officer if I do a deferred prosecution?

    How long will I have a probation officer if I do a deferred prosecution?
    Typically two years which is the length of the standard deferred prosecution alcohol/drug treatment plan. However, if you started treatment before you entered the deferred prosecution - that will likely shorten the two year period. In most…
Rank this Week: 4978

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/
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
  • Nov 18

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (forthcoming 2015).Amy Salyzyn“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”     -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible…
Rank this Week: 668

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Nov 21

    What’s The Difference Between Harassment And Stalking In New Jersey?

    What’s The Difference Between Harassment And Stalking In New Jersey?
    Harassment and stalking are related crimes in New Jersey, with a stalking charge being sort of like a harassment charge on steroids. When you’re charged with harassment in New Jersey, it is usually as a petty disorderly persons offense,…
  • Nov 21

    What Is The Penalty For Harassment In New Jersey?

    What Is The Penalty For Harassment In New Jersey?
    Harassment in New Jersey is nearly always prosecuted as a petty disorderly persons offense, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 30 days, a fine of up to $500, and possible community service and other fines. If you happen to be…
  • Nov 21

    What Behaviors Constitute Harassment In New Jersey?

    What Behaviors Constitute Harassment In New Jersey?
    Harassment includes a variety of behaviors that are intended to annoy or alarm, sometimes as one-off events, and sometimes as repeated events. One key element of a harassment prosecution is intent. According to the statute, a person can be…
Rank this Week: 1702

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/
  • Nov 21

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    I love highlighting my colleagues’ great work on the blog. Shea already announced her new book this week, but also check out Jessie Smith’s interview on WUNC, talking about the backlog at the State Crime Lab and the practical…
  • Nov 20

    Reflections on the Justice Reinvestment National Summit

    Reflections on the Justice Reinvestment National Summit
    I’m a little jet-lagged today. I got back home to Durham early this morning after a long flight. I was attending the Justice Reinvestment National Summit . . . in San Diego. Poor baby! Suffice it to say, the winter weather that…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping a Good Thing Going:  New Book Available on Impaired Driving Law

    Keeping a Good Thing Going:  New Book Available on Impaired Driving Law
    The School of Government has been publishing reference books on motor vehicle law since 1947.  The twelfth iteration of a book on motor vehicle law and the law of impaired driving, written by Ben Loeb and Jim Drennan was published in…
Rank this Week: 2476