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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/
  • Aug 1

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Jeff is away today, so I will round up the week’s legal news on his behalf. UNC-Chapel Hill professor killed. This story broke last week, but campus is still reeling from the news that beloved pharmacy professor Feng Liu was killed when…
  • Jul 31

    Resentencing on Eighth Amendment Ground

    Resentencing on Eighth Amendment Ground
    Some inmates are serving long sentences for older crimes that would receive a much shorter sentence under today’s law. It is clear at this point that they cannot have today’s law applied to them retroactively, as Jessie discussed…
  • Jul 30

    Riley and Good Faith

    Riley and Good Faith
    The Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California that cell phones can’t be searched incident to arrest. Jessie explained in yesterday’s post that Riley applies to cases that were pending when it was decided. Does that mean that the…
Rank this Week: 1184

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/
  • Aug 1

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"
    From Slate: [T]he new Canadian bill would go further than the Swedes do by making it illegal for sex workers to advertise their services, or to communicate their interest in selling sex in a place where a child might plausibly...
  • Jul 31

    Donohue on the Death Penalty

    Donohue on the Death Penalty
    John J. Donohue III (Stanford Law School) has posted An Empirical Evaluation of the Connecticut Death Penalty System Since 1973: Are There Unlawful Racial, Gender, and Geographic Disparities? (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 11:4,…
  • Jul 31

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon
    Beth A. Colgan (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Paying for Gideon (Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1929, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: To protect the “noble ideal” that “every defendant...
Rank this Week: 103

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Holdings: State v. Earp, New Mexico Court of Appeal

    Holdings: State v. Earp, New Mexico Court of Appeal
    The question posed in the case of State v. Earp is succinctly put forth by Judge Zamora in the beginning of the Court's opinion:"This case presents us with the novel question of whether a person who is purchasing a home under a real…
  • Jul 30

    Narrow Ruling As To When Federal Court Can Consider New Evidence on Habeas Review

    Narrow Ruling As To When Federal Court Can Consider New Evidence on Habeas Review
    The Bureau of National Affairs' Criminal Law Reporter just released an article indicating that at least one federal circuit court of appeals is now allowing petitioners to present new evidence during habeas proceedings under narrow…
  • Jul 30

    Holdings: State v. Murry, New Mexico Court of Appeal

    Holdings: State v. Murry, New Mexico Court of Appeal
    Dealing with an illegal seizure, the New Mexico Court of Appeals overturned a defendant's convictions based on violations of the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights.  The defendant in the case had accepted a conditional plea, in which…
Rank this Week: 4451

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 1

    Colorado: New Rules for Marijuana Edible Packaging

    Colorado: New Rules for Marijuana Edible Packaging
    Colorado is enacting new rules for recreational marijuana edibles, designed to address the problem some people (like Maureen Dowd) have determining how much to ingest. The rules will not be "tougher" with respect to the quantity of THC…
  • Jul 31

    CIA Director John Brennan Admits CIA Spied on Senate Staffer

    CIA Director John Brennan Admits CIA Spied on Senate Staffer
    With the declassified version of the Inspector General's report outlining the CIA's unauthorized intrusion into U.S. Senate staffers' computers on the horizon, CIA director John Brennan admitted today the agency spied on Senate members.... [[…
  • Jul 31

    Trial Over OKC Bombing Videos End

    Trial Over OKC Bombing Videos End
    The four day trial over Jesse Trentadue's attempt to obtain additional Oklahoma City Bombing videos has ended. The judge reserved ruling. The FBI presented witnesses today to say the tapes never existed, which was an 11th hour claim.…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Aug 1

    Restitution After A Criminal Conviction In Okaloosa County

    Restitution After A Criminal Conviction In Okaloosa County
    What is Restitution in a Criminal Case? Restitution is normally a monetary amount that is paid to a victim of a crime to serve as compensation for damages suffered as a direct result of the criminal episode. It is generally ordered by the…
  • Jul 31

    Juvenile Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation In Okaloosa County

    Juvenile Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation In Okaloosa County
    We were recently contacted by the parents of a juvenile charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation in Okaloosa County. We were able to get the felony charges dismissed prior to trial and the case was resolved with a lesser, misdemeanor…
  • Jul 30

    Okaloosa County Case Number 2014-MM-1056

    Okaloosa County Case Number 2014-MM-1056
    Military client charged with Resisting Arrest without Violence by Okaloosa County authorities. Through extensive negotiations and good timing, we were able to successfully obtain a 90 day Deferred Prosecution Agreement with minimum sanctions.…
Rank this Week: 3364

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

Covers DUI and DWI in South Carolina. By Strom Law Firm L.L.C.

http://stromlawdui.com/category/sc-dui-lawyers-blog/
  • Aug 1

    Felony DUI? Arizona Suns Player Faces Super Extreme DUI Charge

    Felony DUI? Arizona Suns Player Faces Super Extreme DUI Charge
    Basketball Player Arrested for “Super Extreme DUI” in Arizona According to a police report, Arizona Suns basketball star PJ Tucker was arrested in May in Scottsdale, AZ, and charged with super extreme DUI, an actual charge based…
  • Jul 21

    Colorado Detox Facility Sees More Marijuana DUI

    Colorado Detox Facility Sees More Marijuana DUI
    A Detox Facility in Colorado Sees Rise in Marijuana DUI Admissions In the six months after recreational marijuana was legalized and began being sold in Colorado, many drug crimes charges have decreased, but the state has seen an increase…
  • Jul 18

    Further Delays in Justin Bieber’s DUI Plea Deal

    Further Delays in Justin Bieber’s DUI Plea Deal
    Attorneys Need More Time for Pop Star’s Justin Bieber’s DUI Plea Deal On Wednesday, July 16th, after weeks of delays, Justin Bieber’s attorneys requested more time to work on a plea deal in the teen idol’s Florida DUI…
Rank this Week: 3151

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Aug 1

    Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening in Portland Maine

    Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening in Portland Maine
    Being accused of Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening in Maine means that the state charges the offender purposely made a family or household member fearful of being physically hurt. Domestic Violence Criminal Threating is typically a…
  • Jul 28

    Is OAS a traffic violation?

    Is OAS a traffic violation?
    The question (Is OAS a traffic violation?) is a good one to ask, because in Maine, Operating After Suspension (OAS) is usually a criminal charge but sometimes it can be a traffic violation.  In my legal practice I most often see the…
  • Jul 27

    Maine OUI Third Offense

    Maine OUI Third Offense
    If you have been accused of a Maine OUI Third Offense, there is a lot a stake.  There are impacts to your wallet, your license, and maybe even jail time.   A Maine OUI Third Offense within 10 years is a felony offense that…
Rank this Week: 4080

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Aug 1

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact
    Marijuana decriminalization took effect a few weeks ago and its important to know the facts before you spark up. First and foremost, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. There is a good chance that at least the United States Park…
  • Jun 26

    What to expect at a DC DUI DMV Hearing

    What to expect at a DC DUI DMV Hearing
    As previously blogged about, one of the collateral consequences of an arrest and/or conviction for a DC DUI can be the revocation or suspension of your DC driver’s license. Police officers who make an arrest for DUI are supposed to…
  • May 9

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?
    As a traffic lawyer in Northern Virginia, I find that the most common question I get from clients charged with reckless driving, dui, and other traffic offenses is: will I get points for that? Of course, they should probably be more concerned…
Rank this Week: 4012

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Lawyers Without Law School

    Lawyers Without Law School
    The New York Times Room for Debate raises the question of whether the very old school method, reading the law, provides a “good way to avoid excessive law school debt and create different perspectives on the law?”  While…
  • Aug 1

    Seattle Police Officer Randy Jokela Makes His Own Law

    Seattle Police Officer Randy Jokela Makes His Own Law
    How to decide who gets to suffer the misery of Seattle cop Randy Jokela? Flip a coin. It seems that Jokela either has the best nose for dope in all of Seattle, or he doesn’t care who suffers for his dislike of Seattle City Attorney Pete…
  • Aug 1

    Fresno Deputies and the Terrorists Hiding in Harry Drandell’s Wallet

    Fresno Deputies and the Terrorists Hiding in Harry Drandell’s Wallet
    Prosecutors walk into courthouses across the country with a breezy wave of their hand to the deputies and court officers who stand between Americans and their legal system.  They, of course, can be trusted, because prosecutors are the…
Rank this Week: 36

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Law Student, Stalking and the 4th Amendment

    The Law Student, Stalking and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgerecently issued in a civil case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan:  Enjaian v. University of Michigan, 2014 WL 3662709 (2014).  As the…
  • Jul 30

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an from the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals in what seems  to have been a prosecution of Senior Airman Aaron M. Buford.  U.S. v. Buford, 2014 WL 2039102.  I say “appears to have been”…
  • Jul 28

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment
    Dr. Aaron Filler, a Santa Monica neurosurgeon, filed a pro se Complaint alleging that the United States governmenteffected a 5th Amendment taking of his medical license without just compensation. He claims the taking occurred as a result of…
Rank this Week: 680

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    One day sentence reversed

    One day sentence reversed
    Defendant Musgrave was a CPA who became involved in a tire recycling company.  Unfortunately for Musgrave, he picked the wrong partner, and as a result, the company went under. Musgrave lost a significant amount of cash, and so brought…
  • Jun 27

    Citing to Presentence Report

    Citing to Presentence Report
    The Eastern District of Tennessee has started filing a sealed copy of the Presentence Report in ECF. This means there is a docket entry for the document, and attorneys are sent a filed copy with the PageID#. The copy that goes to the Sixth…
  • Apr 24

    False distress signal = $489,000

    False distress signal = $489,000
    Not much happening this week (so far) in the Sixth, so thought I would share this nugget with you.  Yesterday, the Court upheld the sentence in the case of United States v. Kumar. 13-3970  Kumar was a 19 year old student at…
Rank this Week: 561

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/
  • Aug 1

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research

    Introducing a Dose of Reality:  Broadening the Perspective of Legal Ethics to Include Social Science Research
    Andrew M. Perlman, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, 90 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming 2014), available at SSRN.Carole SilverAndy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just…
  • Jul 30

    Patterns and Practice

    Patterns and Practice
    Kim D. Chanbonpin, Truth Stories: Credibility Determination at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, 45 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1085 (2014).Elizabeth DaleThese days, I think a lot about police torture. To be more precise, these days I…
  • Jul 29

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State

    Meaning, Intention, and Mental State
    Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69 (2014), available at SSRN.Barbara LevenbookThis is a provocative and important essay that has implications Solum doesn’t spell out for some positions on meaning, communication,…
Rank this Week: 410

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4834

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jul 31

    Eine Frage des Vertrauen

    Eine Frage des Vertrauen
    Der Verteidiger gilt als „der einzige Freund“ des Angeklagten im Gerichtssaal – so beginnt der Gastbeitrag von Rechtsanwalt Johann Schwenn in der „Zeit“. Obwohl: Freunde (oder vielleicht besser:…
  • Jul 29

    Lehrerin führt Schüler an Leine: Keine Freiheitsberaubung

    Lehrerin führt Schüler an Leine: Keine Freiheitsberaubung
    Eine wegen Freiheitsberaubung angeklagte Lehrerin aus der Region Hannover, die einen Schüler während einer Klassenfahrt an einer Leine geführt haben soll, wird sich nicht vor Gericht verantworten müssen. Das Amtsgericht…
  • Jul 27

    Anklageschrift bleibt in Bremen 14 Jahre unbearbeitet

    Anklageschrift bleibt in Bremen 14 Jahre unbearbeitet
    Seit über 14 Jahren liegt beim Landgericht Bremen eine Anklageschrift wegen Beihilfe zum Mord in den Aktenschränken – unbearbeitet. Das Landgericht musste dieses schwere Versäumnis nun einräumen: Die Anklage wurde…
Rank this Week: 2878

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    RUMPOLE AT REST....

    RUMPOLE AT REST....
    ... Because life is too short not to travelto drink bad wineto not follow your dreamsto eat bad foodto associate with bad peopleto represent pain-in-the-butt clientsto tangle with clueless judgesto not read great booksto not see great…
  • Jul 30

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE
    Longtime and careful readers of this blog know the high regard in which we hold US District Court Judge John Gleeson (EDNY). And Judge Gleeson again proves that humanity and common sense belong in the justice system. In Judge Gleeson's…
  • Jul 28

    A JUDGE SPEAKS

    A JUDGE SPEAKS
    Every now and then the system works. A wise and experienced and successful individual runs for judge not because s/he needs a steady paycheck and a decent retirement, but because they want to give back to this community and hopefully…
Rank this Week: 149

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Husband and Wife Jailed for Obtaining 10 Fraudulent Mortgage

    Husband and Wife Jailed for Obtaining 10 Fraudulent Mortgage
    Linda Yarleque, 44, and Fabio Moreno Vargas, 47, Bergen County, New Jersey, husband and wife, were both sentenced to prison for lying about their employment, income, and other financial information in order to fraudulently obtain millions in…
  • Jul 31

    Final Mortgage Fraud Defendants Sent to Prison for Straw Buyer Scam

    Final Mortgage Fraud Defendants Sent to Prison for Straw Buyer Scam
    Din Chaney, 36, and Lisa Lipton, 50, the final two defendants charged for their roles in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme operating in the Houston, Texas area have been ordered to prison. Chaney and Lipton admitted to…
  • Jul 31

    Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Lender

    Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Lender
    Paulynn Wright, 42, Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty on July 29, 2014, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville, to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Wright admitted conspiring to obtain a mortgage loan by…
Rank this Week: 4

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Code of Judicial Conduct...cont

    Code of Judicial Conduct...cont
    Where the people contend, as they do, that the request for such an investigation places this court in an accusatory posture with respect to the office of the district attorney of Suffolk County, such contention clearly is misplaced. If...
  • Jul 31

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute..cont

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute..cont
    The Criminal Defendants claiming indigency are obliged to seek a payment waiver from the court. To obtain the waiver, they must complete and submit to the court a financial history/status form prepared by the Department designed to aid the...
  • Jul 31

    People v. Durham

    People v. Durham
    People v. Durham Court Discusses Whether the Trial Judge Improperly Allowed Unauthorised Information Prohibited by the Sandoval Hearing The defendant was convicted of driving while intoxication, DWI, and appealed on the ground that he did not…
Rank this Week: 821

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 219

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Wrongful conviction & exoneration are television's newest theme

    Wrongful conviction & exoneration are television's newest theme
    Many of our recent posts have focused on the problems of wrongful conviction, flawed forensic science, prosecutorial misconduct and other factors that cause innocent individuals to be locked up for crimes they didn’t commit. Since…
  • Jul 23

    Drug crime sentencing reform finally takes root in the U.S.

    Drug crime sentencing reform finally takes root in the U.S.
    The United States may be changing course on long-held drug laws and policies. The policies, which have called for increasingly harsh sentences for drug offenders, have done effectively nothing to curb the use and sale of illegal drugs in…
  • Jul 19

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?
    One of the most controversial issues in the American criminal justice system is the way that juvenile offenders are treated, regarded and prosecuted. The issue is often as vexing for criminal defense attorneys as it is for prosecutors and…
Rank this Week: 4893

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 31

    Desk Appearance Ticket Can Trigger Mal Pros Claim

    Desk Appearance Ticket Can Trigger Mal Pros Claim
    Whether the issuance of a desk appearance ticket ("DAT") triggers a malicious prosecution claim is a legal question that has caused more than it's share of confusion and legal wrangling. As of today, however, the answer is definitively Yes.…
  • Jul 30

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7
    As discussed here in a July 9 post, New York City's Department of Investigation has been engaged in an intensive and detailed probe into misconduct inside the City's largest jail complex, Rikers Island. As discussed then -- following the…
  • Jul 29

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism
    This is a warm and fuzzy story about judicial activism in criminal sentencing. I mean that in the best possible way.It comes by way of the New York Times and concerns one federal judge's frustration that badly constructed mandatory minimum…
Rank this Week: 43

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 1023

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Wisconsin Woman Chases Man to Get Her Revoked Driver’s License Back, Charged with DUI

    Wisconsin Woman Chases Man to Get Her Revoked Driver’s License Back, Charged with DUI
    Driving on a suspended license is serious enough, however recently a Racine, Wisconsin woman was caught operating a vehicle while her driver’s license was revoked. According to the Racine County Eye, 37-year-old Lisa Coca was driving…
  • Jul 30

    Missouri Man’s Conviction for Forcible Rape and First-Degree Burglary Will Stand According to Appeals Court

    Missouri Man’s Conviction for Forcible Rape and First-Degree Burglary Will Stand According to Appeals Court
    In May of 2013, 35-year-old Moses Grayson was found guilty in a Stoddard County courtroom of first-degree burglary, and forcible sodomy. According to news reports, it took the jury just over an hour to reach the guilty verdicts. Grayson is…
  • Jul 30

    Should You Fight a DUI Charge in Michigan?

    Should You Fight a DUI Charge in Michigan?
    As experienced Michigan DUI attorneys, we know that individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol often wonder whether they should fight the charges. Most people who are charged with a drunken driving offense are…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Jul 31

    Sex Offender Registry Insanity

    Sex Offender Registry Insanity
    7-31-2014 National: Writing at Reason’s Hit & Run blog, Lenore Skenazy passes along the story of a man caught up in a particular bizarre application of the laws requiring people register as sex offenders:See original for underlying…
  • Jul 31

    Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist

    Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist
    7-31-2014 Vermont: In May 2007, a Windham County teenager was convicted of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl when he was 17. He pleaded guilty. At his sentencing, a judge explicitly said the law called for him to be kept off the…
  • Jul 31

    Federal funds targeted for improved sex offender registry

    Federal funds targeted for improved sex offender registry
    A quarter of a million dollars+ (so far), to know where each sleeps for a few hours of the day or night! And to know names of those in prison and civil commitment facility. What a unbelievable waste of taxpayer money. 7-31-2014 North…
Rank this Week: 26

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 31

    Libertarians Endorse Murder

    Libertarians Endorse Murder
    OK, they don't endorse murder, exactly, but they come too close for comfort in a truly idiotic, and dishonest, article in Reason Magazine by Nick Gillespie. Its title is, "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die."  Here's how it starts:...
  • Jul 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Prosecutor Challenges Early Release of Inmates: An Ohio prosecutor has issued a court challenge against a policy that allows prison directors to recommend to judges the early release of certain offenders, calling it a violation of separation…
  • Jul 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Good Samaritans Attacked for Reporting Child Locked in Hot Car: A Colorado woman who alerted police about a child being locked in a hot car has been seriously injured after the child's mother ran the woman and her boyfriend over. ...
Rank this Week: 168

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2017

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
  • Jul 31

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York
    Another New York man settled a wrongful conviction suit with the city adding to the tab of settlements accrued under former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. The New York Post reported that Ronald Bozeman will receive $150,000 after…
  • Jul 30

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review
    One year after the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced its partnership with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to review microscopic hair…
  • Jul 29

    Connecticut Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Connecticut Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly five years after a Connecticut man was exonerated of a rape and murder he did not commit, he will go back to court in an effort to be compensated from the state. The Hartford Courant reported that Kenneth Ireland, who spent two decades…
Rank this Week: 519

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Florida man arrested for obstruction, a few dozen beers later

    Florida man arrested for obstruction, a few dozen beers later
    While not the "crime of the century", the TBT online reported how a night went from bad to worse for one local man... A New Port Richey man is facing charges of disorderly conduct after cursing and obstructing medical personnel at the…
  • Jul 22

    5 Reasons Why Cyber Crime Threatens Global Security

    5 Reasons Why Cyber Crime Threatens Global Security
    Technology evolves at a rate that has law enforcement and justice officials continually striving to keep pace with emerging tech-based crimes. And as the flow and availability of personal information continue to accelerate, the value of…
  • Jul 16

    Facts about violent crimes in America

    Facts about violent crimes in America
    In 2010, the United States had to spend approximately $80 billion on the system of its prisons and jails which means the nation spent around $260 for each of its citizens. As per the statistics, 2.2 million Americans were in prison or jail in…
Rank this Week: 3054

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
Rank this Week: 39

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Chickasha Man Alleged to Possess 3,000 Images of Child Porn

    Chickasha Man Alleged to Possess 3,000 Images of Child Porn
    Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Chickasha man on complaints of possession of child pornography. Investigators arrested…
  • Jul 28

    Youthful Offender in Pharmacy Shooting Faces New Charge

    Youthful Offender in Pharmacy Shooting Faces New Charge
    In May 2009, two masked teenagers, one of them armed, stormed into Reliable Discount Pharmacy in an attempt to rob the place. The pharmacist, Jerome Ersland, opened fire, killing one of the would-be robbers and sending his armed companion…
  • Jul 24

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention
    More than two years ago, we brought you the story of Brandon Brady, then a 19-year-old student with the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward. Brady had accompanied several special needs classmates on an overnight field trip to a Skills…
Rank this Week: 3418

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/
  • Jul 31

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into full, individual posts since my return from Mexico City but which still deserve Grits readers attention:This week in Cow Town: Hair microscopy and other forensic conundrumsThe Forensic…
  • Jul 30

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u
    The Austin Statesman on Sunday published an extended investigative piece on Texas' beefed up border security efforts and posed the simple but controversial question: "Do border surges work?" The article tracks several themes examined on Grits…
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
Rank this Week: 104

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1
    Laws passed during the 2014 legislative session set to go into effect tomorrow include a ban on weapons for individuals convicted of domestic assault and increased fines for speeding in construction zones, among others. Quick Overview Below…
  • Jul 30

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?
    A Florida mom was arrested and charged with felony child neglect for letting her son go to the park by himself. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” said Nicole Gainey, the mother at the center of the case. The…
  • Jul 29

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was so drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on May 10 that he earned a dubious distinction after getting pulled over by one of Arizona’s finest. Tucker was arrested for a…
Rank this Week: 3481

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/
  • Jul 31

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1
    Laws passed during the 2014 legislative session set to go into effect tomorrow include a ban on weapons for individuals convicted of domestic assault and increased fines for speeding in construction zones, among others. Quick Overview Below…
  • Jul 30

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?
    A Florida mom was arrested and charged with felony child neglect for letting her son go to the park by himself. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” said Nicole Gainey, the mother at the center of the case. The…
  • Jul 29

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was so drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on May 10 that he earned a dubious distinction after getting pulled over by one of Arizona’s finest. Tucker was arrested for a…
Rank this Week: 593

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 31

    Multiple Perspectives at U.S. News & World Report

    Multiple Perspectives at U.S. News & World Report
    The Debate Club at U.S. News looks at capital punishment this week. "Government Should Not Gamble With Torture," is by Cassandra Stubbs of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project. "Botched Executions Are Just Part of a Broken System," is by…
  • Jul 31

    Die, Death Penalty, Die

    Die, Death Penalty, Die
    That's the title of Nick Gillespie's post at Reason's Hit and Run blog. It's subtitled, "The Libertarian Case Against Capital Punishment." Another week, another botched killing under the legal euphemism of capital punishment. After macabre…
  • Jul 31

    Alabama

    Alabama
    Today's Decatur Daily reports, "Official: Executions in Alabama on hold," by Mary Sell. It will be at least next spring before the state can resume executing death row inmates. That is the earliest lawmakers will be able to pass new...
Rank this Week: 25

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
  • Jul 28

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook
      Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine…
  • Jul 22

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court
    In less than six months after State v. Brooks, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted petition for review in FOUR unpublished DWI cases to be decided in light of Brooks and McNeely. The first three cases are Isaacson, Moen, and Manska,…
Rank this Week: 2115

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
  • Jul 28

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook
      Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine…
  • Jul 22

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court
    In less than six months after State v. Brooks, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted petition for review in FOUR unpublished DWI cases to be decided in light of Brooks and McNeely. The first three cases are Isaacson, Moen, and Manska,…
Rank this Week: 3161

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Blind Mules: The Use of Innocent Travelers for Drug Trafficking

    Blind Mules: The Use of Innocent Travelers for Drug Trafficking
    About a year ago, Yanira Maldonad, an American citizen and mother of seven, was accused of smuggling drugs into the United States from Mexico. She had been targeted as a “blind mule” and had drugs hidden under her seat on a public…
  • Jul 30

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    P.J. Tucker, a Phoenix Suns player, was arrested in May of 2014 for a super extreme DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tucker was pulled over by a police officer after he drove through a stop sign in his 2011 Mercedes Benz near North Buckboard Trail…
  • Jul 29

    Korean Baby Dies While Parents Played Video Game

    Korean Baby Dies While Parents Played Video Game
    Every day children tragically die. Many times, these children are suffering from parental neglect, which leads to a life lost at a young age. One story of neglect caught film maker, Valerie Veatch’s attention. Love Child Valerie was in…
Rank this Week: 4187

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/
  • Jul 31

    An Anonymous Tip of Drug Activity is Not Sufficient for a Search of a Residence in Florida

    An Anonymous Tip of Drug Activity is Not Sufficient for a Search of a Residence in Florida
    If the police want to search a house for drugs or other evidence of criminal activity, there are two primary ways they can do that. One, depending on how the the property is situated, the police can usually walk up to the front door, knock…
  • Jul 28

    Police in Florida Cannot Grab Suspect Without Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity

    Police in Florida Cannot Grab Suspect Without Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity
    The Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures in Florida. What constitutes a search and/or seizure is not always obvious. For instance, if the police pull you over while driving, that is clearly a seizure under…
  • Jul 25

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional
    Ocala, Florida, a city near Jacksonville, Florida, enacted a city ordinance that prohibited "unnecessary or disturbing noises". Normally, this comes up when a person is playing loud music in his/her vehicle. An individual was cited in…
Rank this Week: 830

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 31

    More potent reviews of criminal justice data via the Washington Post's Wonkblog

    More potent reviews of criminal justice data via the Washington Post's Wonkblog
    In this post last week, titled " "There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime," I made much of some recent postings on the Washington Post Wonkblog and suggested that sentencing fans ought to make a habit of…
  • Jul 31

    Making a libertarian case for "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die"

    Making a libertarian case for "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this notable new commentary by Nick Gillespie at The Daily Beast. Here are excerpts: As a libertarian, I’m not surprised that the state is so incompetent that it can’t...
  • Jul 31

    Sixth Circuit panel finds one-day prison sentence unreasonable for white-collar defendant

    Sixth Circuit panel finds one-day prison sentence unreasonable for white-collar defendant
    The Sixth Circuit today has reinforced its reputation as one of the circuits most likely to declare a below-guideline sentence unreasonable with a unanimous panel ruling in US v. Musgrave, No. 13-3872 (6th Cir. July 31, 2014) (available…
Rank this Week: 135

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    What Happens When a Cop Taps at Your Car Window…and You Just Drive Away?

    What Happens When a Cop Taps at Your Car Window…and You Just Drive Away?
    So you've had a few drinks.  You decide to pull over, and you're sitting behind the wheel of your car in an empty parking lot with the engine running.  Suddenly, in your rear-view mirror you see a police car pull in…
  • Jul 28

    Can Out-of-State Priors Increase a California DUI Sentence?

    Can Out-of-State Priors Increase a California DUI Sentence?
    If a person suffers a California DUI conviction, any subsequent California DUI conviction within a ten year period carries with it an increased punishment. Generally a first-time California DUI conviction carries three to five years of…
  • Jul 21

    Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Increases the Risk of Drunk Driving

    Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Increases the Risk of Drunk Driving
    I always preferred a cold beer to other drinks. This was true even back in my college partying days. But for many college students nowadays, an increasing trend is mixing alcohol with energy drinks. Popular combinations include vodka and…
Rank this Week: 4882

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Dayton DUI Blog Gets Recognition

    The Dayton DUI Blog Gets Recognition
    This very Dayton DUI blog has received inclusion in the LawBlogs.net collection of prestigious legal blogs.  At LawBlogs.net they have collected blogs that deal with almost every conceivable area of law.  It is well organized and…
  • Jul 30

    Vehicle Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go?

    Vehicle Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go?
    Have you ever wondered where the money goes following a vehicle forfeiture? Does your police agency have some really cool sports cars, tricked out SUVs or ruggedly expensive off-road vehicles?  Chances are they got it via Ohio’s…
  • Jul 28

    Methods for Obtaining A Test Under Ohio’s Implied Consent Law

    Methods for Obtaining A Test Under Ohio’s Implied Consent Law
        When you drive on Ohio’s roadways you are assumed to have consented to a search of your blood, breath, plasma or urine if you are arrested pursuant to the Ohio Drunk Driving statute, R.C. 4511.19(A) or R.C. 4511.19(B).…
Rank this Week: 279

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 4351

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • Jul 31

    Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Subaru in Camden Court Due to Dangerous Defect

    Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Subaru in Camden Court Due to Dangerous Defect
    Subaru is one of the most popular auto manufacturers in America, selling hundreds of thousands of cars in dealerships across the nation each year.  But now, a lawsuit is alleging that some of Subaru’s most popular models could…
  • Jul 29

    New Jersey Sheriffs’ Association Announces Results of Child Support Enforcement Sweep

    New Jersey Sheriffs’ Association Announces Results of Child Support Enforcement Sweep
    From July 15th to July 17th, 2014, a number of South New Jersey counties, including Salem County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Camden County, Cape May County, Burlington County, and Atlantic County, participated in a 3-day sweep…
  • Jul 24

    Outrage Over Slain Officer Triggers Push to Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey

    Outrage Over Slain Officer Triggers Push to Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey
    Capital punishment is a sensitive, controversial, and hotly-debated topic in America.  But whatever your personal stance on the matter may be, one fact remains objectively true: the death penalty vanished from New Jersey in 2007.…
Rank this Week: 3437

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 513

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jul 31

    Betrayed by Their Own Reflection: Selfies Help Police Catch Criminal

    Betrayed by Their Own Reflection: Selfies Help Police Catch Criminal
    Not one, but two stories of criminals foiled by their own selfies have made the headlines this past week.  Tanya Peele, a 26-year-old Atlanta woman, is accused of setting up a fake business account at JP Morgan, then using that account…
  • Jul 22

    Arizona Man Arrested for Landscaping Fraud Once Again

    Arizona Man Arrested for Landscaping Fraud Once Again
    According to KRQE news in Albuquerque, New Mexico, landscaper Gary Mares was busted for fraud once again.  This time, he solicited landscaping work on Craigslist, collected large sums of money for the jobs upfront, and then never…
  • Jul 2

    "Nightmare Nanny" Refuses to Leave California Home

    "Nightmare Nanny" Refuses to Leave California Home
    The story of the “nightmare nanny” who has refused to leave her employer’s home has been making waves all over the news.  You’ve probably seen it by now— using Craigslist, Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte hired…
Rank this Week: 3385