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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 23

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration
    Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Policing as Administration (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police agencies should be governed by the same…
  • May 23

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts this story. In part: On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray cellphone surveillance devices in the Land of Lincoln.…
  • May 23

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"
    From The New York Times: Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore police officer who teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, said that Ms. Mosby had “overplayed her hand.” Charges were filed too quickly, he said, adding...
Rank this Week: 254

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied

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

    The Eye of the Beholder

    The Eye of the Beholder
    “The time has come," the Walrus said,      “To talk of many things:Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--     Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--      And whether…
  • May 18

    And One to Grow On

    And One to Grow On
    Seven years.  Good god.  I've been writing this thing for seven years now.  First post was May 18, 2009.  When I post this, it will be number 1252.  There are another couple of hundred I've started but abandoned, half…
Rank this Week: 390

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 760

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1951

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 23

    Why Did Gov. McAuliffe Grant Blanket Voting Rights to Felons?

    Why Did Gov. McAuliffe Grant Blanket Voting Rights to Felons?
    Three explanations strike me as plausible.First, he believes that every ex-con deserves to "participate in democracy" regardless of how grievous his crime or how thoroughly it demonstrated contempt for law.Second, he wants to increase the…
  • May 23

    Las Vegas Blames California for Spike in Crime

    Las Vegas Blames California for Spike in Crime
    Overall crime in Las Vegas spiked by 22 percent this year, with homicides up by over 60 percent, sexual assaults up by nine percent and robberies up by 21 percent.  And what does the sheriff think is the reason behind...
  • May 23

    Full Text of Ruling in State of Maryland v. Nero

    Full Text of Ruling in State of Maryland v. Nero
    The  full text transcript of Judge Barry Williams's ruling in the trial of Baltimore police officer Edward Nero is available here....
Rank this Week: 461

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • May 23

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident
    Your child's accident was probably one of the most harrowing experiences of your life. Getting your child proper medical care after being hit by a car as a pedestrian was your first priority. Now you are likely wondering how to pay for all of…
  • May 6

    Whiplash from a Car Accident

    Whiplash from a Car Accident
    Whiplash, or cervical strain, occurs when the muscles in your neck stretch or tear; it can also include injury to the discs, joints, ligaments, and nerve roots in the neck. Whiplash from a car accident is common, especially in rear-end…
  • Apr 29

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?
    Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ride their bicycles back and forth to work, for recreation, and to save money on the rising costs of gasoline. While cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it can lead to serious or fatal injuries.…
Rank this Week: 1436

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 23

    Aggravated Arson and Murder Charges for Estranged Husband of Salt Lake City Restaurateur

    Aggravated Arson and Murder Charges for Estranged Husband of Salt Lake City Restaurateur
    The estranged husband of a Salt Lake City restaurateur and prominent LGBT activist was charged with aggravated arson and murder in connection with a deadly home fire. Sunday morning blaze Shortly after 1:00am on Sunday, May 23, 2016 a fire…
  • May 18

    Aggravated Assault for Defending Home from Intruder

    Aggravated Assault for Defending Home from Intruder
    A Salt Lake City man was arrested for aggravated assault for defending his aging mother-in-law’s vacation home from an intruder. The stake out 51 year old Glen Decker and his wife are caretakers of his mother-in-law’s home in Salt…
  • May 9

    Suspended Driver’s License Following Marijuana Charge

    Suspended Driver’s License Following Marijuana Charge
    Utah residents can expect to have their driver’s license suspended following a DUI, yet they may be surprised when they lose their license following marijuana charges which were not acquired when behind the wheel. DUI Anyone who is…
Rank this Week: 331

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
  • May 16

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center
    by John Megaw, Director of Special InitiativesThe Vera Institute of Justice and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice hosted a forum on bail reform last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The forum, titled…
  • May 16

    National Reentry Week

    National Reentry Week
    by Ramon Semorile, Intake SpecialistApril 24-30 was National Reentry Week--a week focused on bringing awareness to the needs of individuals returning home from prison.  On April 28th, Reentry Anonymous, a support group for returning…
Rank this Week: 1620

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • May 23

    Roderick K. Bridges, God’s Choice for State Court

    Roderick K. Bridges, God’s Choice for State Court
    Under Article Six, Section Three of the United States Constitution, “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The Religious Tests Clause made good sense…
  • May 10

    Much Belated Thoughts on Changes to Georgia’s JQC

    Much Belated Thoughts on Changes to Georgia’s JQC
    I meant to write a post on this topic at the end of the legislative session. Very late in the game, the Georgia General Assembly radically changed Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission, the ethics watchdog agency for Georgia…
  • May 8

    Removing the Stigma When You’ve Done Your Time

    Removing the Stigma When You’ve Done Your Time
    Last week, I was able to help a young man stay in the country rather than be deported to a land where he has few ties. The young man is officially a citizen of a foreign country. But he is practically an American,…
Rank this Week: 3882

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

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

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

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California:  U.S. v. Caballero, 2016 WL 1546731 (2016).  The judge begins by explaining that before the Court is Defendant's motion to…
  • May 16

    “Operating a Motor Vehicle upon a Highway while Using Hand-Held Mobile Phone”

    “Operating a Motor Vehicle upon a Highway while Using Hand-Held Mobile Phone”
    This post examines an opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  State v. Dunbar, 2016 WL 1566996 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]he defendant, Lonnie Dunbar, appeals from his judgment of…
Rank this Week: 205

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: 1550

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • May 23

    Feds Focus on Fines and Fee

    Feds Focus on Fines and Fee
      The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued a letter regarding its “strong interest” in putting a stop to unconstitutional court fines and fees that target the poor. According to the authors, Vanita Gupta, Principal…
  • May 20

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The New York Times and Right on Crime are each reporting that South Carolina and Louisiana appear poised to raise the upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction in those states from 16- to 17-years-old.  The change would mean that most…
  • May 19

    Twenty-Five Year Review of Sentences to Life Without Parole

    Twenty-Five Year Review of Sentences to Life Without Parole
    I have started to get questions about G.S. 15A-1380.5, a repealed statute that used to provide for judicial review of sentences to life without parole after 25 years of imprisonment. It’s too early for a court to be applying the law…
Rank this Week: 3432

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 23

    Indonesia Readying More Executions of Foreign Drug Offender

    Indonesia Readying More Executions of Foreign Drug Offender
    Boycott Indonesia. A new round of executions of foreign drug offenders is set for this week or next. Of the 15 set for killing, 10 are foreigners: Ten of at least 15 convicts facing the firing squad at the Nusakambangan prison island in…
  • May 23

    Fallujah, Syria, and ISIS

    Fallujah, Syria, and ISIS
    The battle by Iraqi forces to retake Fallujah has begun. The U.S. says it killed the iconic Abu Wahib, ISIS's military commander of the Anbar province about 10 days ago. He's been declared dead before, but not by the Pentagon,…
  • May 23

    "Bitter Bernie" Loses "Halo" Among Progressive

    "Bitter Bernie" Loses "Halo" Among Progressive
    It's about time. Bernie is losing his halo among progressives. A few days ago I wrote a post "Bitter Bernie" and it's still in my editing pile. I don't have time to edit it now, so I'll just post it. I named him "Bitter Bernie"... [[…
Rank this Week: 3

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • May 23

    Do I Have to Disclose a Previous Arrest?

    Do I Have to Disclose a Previous Arrest?
    Everyone has a past, whether it is good or bad people say that their past follows them wherever they go. However, many people think that it is unfair if they have turned their lives around that they should have to be continually haunted by…
  • Apr 20

    New Jersey Pretrial Intervention Program and Expunging Record

    New Jersey Pretrial Intervention Program and Expunging Record
    Everyone knows that when you are arrested and convicted of a criminal offense, there are immediate and obvious penalties: jail or prison time, fines, and community service are common examples. However, if you are a first-time offender you may…
  • Apr 18

    Can I Expunge an Indictable Offense?

    Can I Expunge an Indictable Offense?
    If you have a criminal conviction, fines and prison aren’t the only consequences. In addition to the official penalties ,which are imposed by the courts, former convicts are also punished by unfair treatment from society — even…
Rank this Week: 949

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 23

    Call on U.S. Congress to Lift Embargo Against Cuba

    Call on U.S. Congress to Lift Embargo Against Cuba
              President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba in March marked a key turning point in U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations. The president’s visit follows a series of efforts made by the Clinton and Obama…
  • May 23

    Worldwide Activism Brings Justice for Maria Teresa Rivera!

    Worldwide Activism Brings Justice for Maria Teresa Rivera!
    On Friday, May 20, a Salvadoran Court held a resentencing hearing for Maria Teresa Rivera, a woman who was serving a 40-year prison term for allegedly killing her newborn child.
  • May 22

    Heading the Wrong Way: The Ever Closing Political Space in Ethiopia

    Heading the Wrong Way: The Ever Closing Political Space in Ethiopia
    Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a growing trend of evaporating political space. Non-governmental organizations are being heavily and often violently restricted, and newspapers, bloggers and other voices of dissent or criticism are being silenced…
Rank this Week: 36

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • May 23

    Criminals: Parents Aren’t Always At Fault

    Criminals: Parents Aren’t Always At Fault
    Parenting and Criminality Mental health professionals have been at the forefront of answering the questions that mortify the rest of us. In what environment and under what conditions did a one-time murderer, serial killer or mass shooter grow…
  • May 11

    Deep Connection Between Terrorism and the Criminal Personality

    Deep Connection Between Terrorism and the Criminal Personality
    The Wide Scope of Terrorism Terrorism to the average Joe takes a racial and ethnic dimension. Technically, though this is a misrepresentation and terrorism is far more expansive. According to the U.S. Code, terrorism, regardless of its form…
  • May 9

    Juvenile Sex Offender: Myth versus Reality

    Juvenile Sex Offender: Myth versus Reality
    Busting the Myth It goes by different apothegms, “Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior,” “A ticking time bomb,” “Old habits die hard”… Whatever form it takes, the idea is simple and…
Rank this Week: 2210

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Live Streaming Criminal Act

    Live Streaming Criminal Act
    Most everyone has heard a story about someone making incriminating posts on social media. A story like that of Dustin Rittgers, who last December posted a Facebook video of himself driving drunk and was eventually arrested while still on the…
  • May 18

    Marijuana Possession Charges Dismissed In Delaware County

    Marijuana Possession Charges Dismissed In Delaware County
    During a traffic stop for expired tags, police officers in Delaware County noticed some marijuana in a young man’s car; therefore, charged him with marijuana possession. This young man wanted to avoid having a drug conviction tarnishing…
  • May 12

    Married Man Charged With Solicitation Will See Dismissal

    Married Man Charged With Solicitation Will See Dismissal
    Recently, a married man with children ran into an embarrassing and legally compromising position after attempting to arrange a meeting with an online escort through a back page posting. In reality, the encounter was a police sting operation…
Rank this Week: 2037

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1737

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    Arrest in Florida Hit-and-Run That Killed MMA Fighter

    Arrest in Florida Hit-and-Run That Killed MMA Fighter
    The death of fearsome mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons struck fans with sadness and garnered international headlines from Miami to Sydney.  The 25-year-old Parsons was reportedly crossing the street at the corner of Lindell…
  • May 17

    Broward Human Trafficking Conviction for Rapper

    Broward Human Trafficking Conviction for Rapper
    Gerard Nelson was just 24-years-old, but he and his crew – the Str8Profit Boyz – were on the rise.  To those on the outside, it appeared they were living a luxurious lifestyle funded by their creativity and business savvy as…
  • May 13

    Driver Faces Felony Charges in Florida Crash Injuring Pregnant Mother, Children

    Driver Faces Felony Charges in Florida Crash Injuring Pregnant Mother, Children
    A Cape Coral woman has been arrested on felony charges following an alleged hit-and-run accident in Miramar recently in which a pregnant mother was critically injured and her two young children suffered minor injuries.  The suspect,…
Rank this Week: 4222

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2111

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4414

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • May 23

    Trump Names Potential Supreme Court Pick

    Trump Names Potential Supreme Court Pick
    Attorney Page Pate and American University Law Professor Steve Vladeck appear on CNN to discuss presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s announcement of his possible picks for the United States… read more → The…
  • May 5

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case
    Attorney Page Pate discusses possible reasons for Judge Staley’s decision to move the trial for Justin Ross Harris out of Cobb County. The post Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case appeared first on .
  • May 5

    Our firm helps whistleblower win $15 million settlement

    Our firm helps whistleblower win $15 million settlement
    Huntsville online furniture sales merchant Kelly Wells will receive 16% of a $15 million government settlement with Z Gallerie, equalling $2.4 million. The whistleblower award results from a successful federal… read more → The…
Rank this Week: 1106

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • May 23

    Computers Come Up Short on Mapping Reality

    Computers Come Up Short on Mapping Reality
    A story in today’s Wall Street Journal about “Why the Virtual Reality Hype is About to Come Crashing Down” makes the simple point that computers haven’t caught up to all the permutations of real life to make a…
  • Apr 4

    Lessons from the Panama Paper

    Lessons from the Panama Paper
    When is a big financial story an unsurprising financial story? When it turns out that people from corrupt and repressive countries are sneaking their money offshore to keep it hidden. The world today is tearing into a huge leak of Panamanian…
  • Mar 23

    Valuable Garbage: It's Not Just in the Trashcan

    Valuable Garbage: It's Not Just in the Trashcan
    A fascinating piece in today’s Wall Street Journal about a Japanese collector of North Korean garbage got me thinking about the value not just of garbage in a normal investigation, but to take a minute and to ask, ‘What is…
Rank this Week: 1753

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • May 23

    Can I Get a DWI Because of Marijuana or Other Drugs?

    Can I Get a DWI Because of Marijuana or Other Drugs?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Yes. A person can be charged and convicted of DWI in Collin or Dallas Counties even if they do not have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level…
  • May 20

    Can The Police Search My Car In Texas If They Just Smell Marijuana?

    Can The Police Search My Car In Texas If They Just Smell Marijuana?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 YES! In Texas, the odor of burned marijuana gives the police the probable cause necessary to perform a legal search. The situation usually…
  • May 19

    What’s Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

    What’s Deferred Adjudication in Texas?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas? On certain criminal cases you may be eligible for deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement.…
Rank this Week: 627

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • May 23

    Another Click It Or Ticket Operation Underway in Minnesota

    Another Click It Or Ticket Operation Underway in Minnesota
    You should always buckle up when you get behind the wheel, but you’ll really want to make sure you and your passengers are belted over the next two weeks as the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced extra seat belt enforcement…
  • May 19

    Are Former Criminals Better Employees Than Most?

    Are Former Criminals Better Employees Than Most?
    Convicted criminals who have paid their debt to society often continue to pay for the sins long after their sentence has ended. One area of life where a past criminal conviction can affect a person is in the field of employment. A criminal…
  • May 18

    Do Body Cameras Lead To More Assaults On Police?

    Do Body Cameras Lead To More Assaults On Police?
    As a criminal defense firm, it’s no surprise that we’re in favor of police body cameras. The fact of the matter is, when it comes down to a he-said, she-said argument, a judge or jury is going to inherently trust the word of a…
Rank this Week: 3488

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • May 23

    Another Click It Or Ticket Operation Underway in Minnesota

    Another Click It Or Ticket Operation Underway in Minnesota
    You should always buckle up when you get behind the wheel, but you’ll really want to make sure you and your passengers are belted over the next two weeks as the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced extra seat belt enforcement…
  • May 19

    Are Former Criminals Better Employees Than Most?

    Are Former Criminals Better Employees Than Most?
    Convicted criminals who have paid their debt to society often continue to pay for the sins long after their sentence has ended. One area of life where a past criminal conviction can affect a person is in the field of employment. A criminal…
  • May 18

    Do Body Cameras Lead To More Assaults On Police?

    Do Body Cameras Lead To More Assaults On Police?
    As a criminal defense firm, it’s no surprise that we’re in favor of police body cameras. The fact of the matter is, when it comes down to a he-said, she-said argument, a judge or jury is going to inherently trust the word of a…
Rank this Week: 3093

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • May 23

    SEC Files Federal Securities Fraud Charges Against Texas Attorney General

    SEC Files Federal Securities Fraud Charges Against Texas Attorney General
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been charged in federal court with new charges of securities fraud. Several months after a grand jury indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on criminal securities fraud charges, the U.S. Securities…
  • May 23

    Appeals Court Rules Texas Prison Ban on Muslim Inmate Caps, Beards Illegal

    Appeals Court Rules Texas Prison Ban on Muslim Inmate Caps, Beards Illegal
    A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has determined a Texas prison ban concerning beards and religious headwear is illegal. A three-judge 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans has ruled that an inmate ban on 4-inch…
  • May 23

    Former Officer Facing Retrial Following Release from Jail After 21 Year

    Former Officer Facing Retrial Following Release from Jail After 21 Year
    Prosecutors say they plan to retry a former Fort Worth police officer who was recently released after serving more than 20 years of a life sentence for rape. Dallas, TX – A former Fort Worth police officer convicted of the rape of a…
Rank this Week: 2151

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 51

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • May 23

    New American: Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance

    New American: Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance
    New American: Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance by Joe Wolverton: On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray…
  • May 22

    E.D.Wis.: The inferences for RS offered here simply aren’t reasonable

    E.D.Wis.: The inferences for RS offered here simply aren’t reasonable
    After a robbery report, the two apparent suspects had been arrested. Yet, the investigation continued and stopped defendant in the vicinity, and the inferences used to justify it aren’t even reasonable. “Even crediting Deputy…
  • May 21

    FL5: Pre-Riley cell phone search incident valid under Davis GFE

    FL5: Pre-Riley cell phone search incident valid under Davis GFE
    Pre-Riley cell phone search incident: “We agree that the initial search violated Burton’s Fourth Amendment rights but nevertheless affirm the denial of his motion to suppress evidence based on the exception to the exclusionary…
Rank this Week: 2117

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

http://www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Suppressing Statements (Part 1 – When Are Cops Required to Read Miranda Warnings)

    Suppressing Statements (Part 1 – When Are Cops Required to Read Miranda Warnings)
    “You have the right to remain silent and to refuse to answer questions; anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law; you have the right to an attorney; if you can afford an attorney, one will be provided to you…
  • May 9

    When the police can search (Part Four- your home)

    When the police can search (Part Four- your home)
    This is the fourth part of a multipart blog post about search and seizure law. I previously discussed legal issues surrounding street encounters with the police under the federal and New York constitutions and circumstances surrounding…
  • May 2

    When the police can search you (Part Three- car stops)

    When the police can search you (Part Three- car stops)
    This is a multi-part blog post written by a criminal defense attorney dedicated to explaining the circumstances in which the police are allowed to search a person, his car, or his home. Parts one and two were about when the police can search…
Rank this Week: 1837

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 23

    Forgery in Mississippi

    Forgery in Mississippi
    Forgery is a specific kind of fraud. It is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics or documents with the intent to deceive. Forgery can include the sale of those forged documents or goods, or the use of a forged…
  • May 23

    Difference Between Drug Trafficking and Drug Possession in Mississippi

    Difference Between Drug Trafficking and Drug Possession in Mississippi
    In the state of Mississippi—as in most states—the primary differences between drug possession charges and drug trafficking charges is the amount of the illegal substance in your possession, as well as whether you crossed a state…
  • May 20

    What To Do After Getting Arrested For Possession

    What To Do After Getting Arrested For Possession
    Drug possession charges, even for non-violent, first-time offenders can have serious lifelong implications. Thanks to mandatory minimums and the war on drugs, non-violent drug offenders in Mississippi and around the nation are locked up in…
Rank this Week: 3134

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • May 23

    8 Things You Must Do After Auto Accident

    8 Things You Must Do After Auto Accident
    After Auto Accident: What Do I Do Next? After Auto Accident, What Should I Do Now? If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, what you do next can make the difference between a successful claim and one that drags on for years without a…
  • May 20

    The A-to-Z Guide To A Maryland DUI

    The A-to-Z Guide To A Maryland DUI
    Ever  wondered what would happen if you drink and drive? Or maybe you have recently have been charged with drinking and driving in Maryland. Now you have a million questions and you don’t know what to do next?  We can help,…
  • May 20

    Defense Attorneys Near Me

    Defense Attorneys Near Me
    Find the best criminal defense attorneys near me today. Have you been charged with a crime or you believe you will be charged with a crime or traffic ticket? Then you want to find criminal defense attorneys near me as soon as…
Rank this Week: 769

Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Roy Black’s Mentor, Phillip Hubbart, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daily Business Review

    Roy Black’s Mentor, Phillip Hubbart, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daily Business Review
    Lifetime Achievement: Former Miami-Dade Public Defender Surprised Courts by Demanding Trials Roy Black has also published several other blog articles on Phil Hubbart. Phillip A. Hubbart Hubbart: The Reaction Hubbart FACDL  
  • May 2

    A Tale of Two Citie

    A Tale of Two Citie
    New York, April 30, 2016. Renee Hill represents one of nine current or former Rikers Island prison guards charged with viciously beating an inmate. Jahmal Lightfoot, the former inmate, is the star witness against the guards. Lightfoot…
  • Feb 22

    Ghomeshi: The Letter

    Ghomeshi: The Letter
    Once in rare while we come across a piece of advocacy which seems almost perfect. This is hard to accomplish in cross examination because your "partner" is hostile and seeks to thwart you at every turn. This is especially true in a sex crimes…
Rank this Week: 3221

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 817

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 23

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016
    A new bill is making its way through Congress, and it’s titled “Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2016.” What’s it all about? It is an attempt by the Direct Selling Association and multi-level marketing companies…
  • May 17

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique
    Companies devote significant time and money to the task of making sure that their customers don’t steal from them. But how much time do they spend considering the risk that their own employees are stealing from them? That risk is great,…
  • May 11

    Providing Forensic Accounting Services as a Small Firm

    Providing Forensic Accounting Services as a Small Firm
    FOCUS – Newsletter of the AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Section Forensic accounting and fraud investigation are hot specialties in the accounting world. Experts agree that the need for fraud detection services is growing,…
Rank this Week: 50

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon
    The first step in the dance is to find someone with the veneer of respectability willing to take the lead. They found him, Bill Koch, who sat on the Tennessee Supreme Court before he took the job of dean at Nashville Law School.…
  • May 23

    The Word You’re Searching For Is “Lie”

    The Word You’re Searching For Is “Lie”
    United States Judge Andrew Hanen has rocked the legal world with an order of shocking, if legally dubious, magnitude. Therefore, this Court, in an effort to ensure that all Justice Department attorneys who appear in the courts of the…
  • May 22

    The Promised Rose Garden Wilt

    The Promised Rose Garden Wilt
    The New York Times bemoans the “broken bargain” with college graduates, following up on President Obama’s commencement address to students at Rutgers, who are already starting out at the deficit of being in New Jersey: In…
Rank this Week: 27

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    PD EXODUS

    PD EXODUS
    The relentless march of time and loss of legal talent continued this past week as PDs young and old, new and grizzled, gathered somewhere downtown to bid adieu to Stephen Kramer, Jay Kolsky and Bob Aaron. Along with the pending retirement of…
  • May 20

    JUDGE GIL FREEMAN RETIRES

    JUDGE GIL FREEMAN RETIRES
    Judge Gil Freeman had a retirement party this week. There was food, fun, frivolity, friendship and a good time had by all. Judge Freeman made a brief appearance in the REGJB as a "newish" judge and then repaired to Civil and Family…
  • May 17

    SILENCE IS ....NON INCULPATORY

    SILENCE IS ....NON INCULPATORY
    In what seems like a no-brainer, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a defendant's pre-miranda, pre-arrest silence CANNOT be used as evidence of guilt because it would violate the right against self-incrimination. State v. Horrowitz…
Rank this Week: 180

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
  • May 20

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance
    Omri Marian, The State Administration of  International Tax Avoidance, 7 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2016).Andrew HayashiThe world of international tax avoidance is a colorful one. There are the legal structures, with names…
  • May 19

    Is the Crisis in the Profession Good for Consumers?

    Is the Crisis in the Profession Good for Consumers?
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015).W. Bradley WendelAs the title of Ben Barton’s new book, Glass Half Full, suggests, he sees something positive…
Rank this Week: 253

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 744

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • May 23

    Do Crime Documentaries Make Jury Selection More Difficult?

    Do Crime Documentaries Make Jury Selection More Difficult?
    TV and cinema have a strange effect on an audience. Especially in a world where anyone can go online and share his or her expertise after watching a few episodes of Making a Murderer, it seems that everyone has an opinion about the way laws…
  • May 20

    Police Dogs 101: What You Need to Know About These Canine Officer

    Police Dogs 101: What You Need to Know About These Canine Officer
    Dogs aren’t just our best friends; these domesticated animals have served people in countless ways for thousands of years. Today, they help individuals with disabilities – but they also have applications in the military, dating…
  • May 12

    Which Cities in California are Most Dangerous?

    Which Cities in California are Most Dangerous?
    The post Which Cities in California are Most Dangerous? appeared first on Graham Donath.
Rank this Week: 2724

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    I was charged with a DUI in Scottsdale is there a time frame from which they have to draw my blood?

    I was charged with a DUI in Scottsdale is there a time frame from which they have to draw my blood?
    The penalties for DUI in Arizona are some of the harshest in the country. With a conviction carrying mandatory jail time, fines, license suspension, and the ignition interlock device, depending on the blood alcohol concentration and history,…
  • May 19

    My preliminary hearing was vacated in Phoenix, does that mean the charges were dropped?

    My preliminary hearing was vacated in Phoenix, does that mean the charges were dropped?
    If your case was vacated at your preliminary hearing or status conference hearing in Phoenix this simply means that your case will most likely go to the grand jury. A Grand Jury is a secret hearing where a group of people decide if there is…
  • May 15

    Cues Police Officers use to detect Drunk Driver

    Cues Police Officers use to detect Drunk Driver
    If you are pulled over for a DUI in Maricopa County the police officer must have more than just a hunch to pull you over. By law they need to see a traffic violation first. Simple violations such as pulling out of a parking lot without…
Rank this Week: 3715

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 929

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/
  • May 22

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Lawyer – My Guarantee Keeps me Honest

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Lawyer – My Guarantee Keeps me Honest
    I am somewhat unique as a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, because I guarantee that if I take your case, I will win it.  There are really no hidden exclusions beyond the understandable caveats that if a person…
  • May 16

    Michigan DUI - 2nd Offense, or just your Second Offense?

    Michigan DUI - 2nd Offense, or just your Second Offense?
    A rather large percentage of my DUI practice involves handling second time drinking and driving cases, meaning cases for people that have had a prior drunk driving a long time ago, as well as people facing an actual 2nd offense DUI charge. …
  • May 16

    Michigan DUI - 2nd Offense, or just your Second Offense?

    Michigan DUI - 2nd Offense, or just your Second Offense?
    A rather large percentage of my DUI practice involves handling second time drinking and driving cases, meaning cases for people that have had a prior drunk driving a long time ago, as well as people facing an actual 2nd offense...
Rank this Week: 145

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3569

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order
     Tithe 10% to the Church -- or face the consequences on judgment day.  Then give 8% to the Feds -- or face the consequences on judgment day. United States v. Inouye, 2016 WL 2641109 (9thCir. May 10, 2016), decision available…
  • May 20

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231…

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231 (5-18-16)(McKeown with Tallman and Gleason, D.J.). "Time is money."  That was the conclusion of this opinion, which concerned loss calculation.  The defendant was convicted of various fraud…
  • May 20

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No.…

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No. 14-50509 (5-17-16)(Nelson with Callahan and N. Smith). The 9th holds that Guidelines amendment 794 (minor role) applies retroactively in direct appeals.Amendment 794 concerned minor role adjustments. …
Rank this Week: 347