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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)
    Section 15.02 of the Texas Penal Code makes criminal conspiracy a crime one level lower than the actual substantive offense. It states: "(a) A person commits criminal conspiracy if, with intent that a felony be committed: (1) he agrees with…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 1229

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/
  • Jul 6

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan
    For most people facing a 1st offense DUI in Michigan, the case marks their first adult contact with the criminal justice system. The sense of apprehension about what will follow can fill the coming days with a sense of fear...
  • Jul 3

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture
    I have written rather extensively about the need to be eligible to file for and then win a Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance appeal. In this article, I want to begin with an example of how a little-known facet...
  • Jun 29

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case
    It is very easy to get caught up in legal and/or technical examinations of Michigan DUI charges. After all, everyone arrested for a drunk driving charge hopes that a sharp lawyer can find some problem with the evidence and get...
Rank this Week: 4254

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jun 29

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period
    The CFPB announced on June 17 that it would delay the effective date of the “Know Before You Owe” rule until October 1, 2015. However, the proposed rule issued by the Bureau on June 25 now delays the effective date to Saturday,…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Searches of Hotel Guest Registrie

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Searches of Hotel Guest Registrie
    Hotels possess a treasure trove of private information about their guests. Everything from the guest’s name, address, credit card and vehicle information to the number of guests in the party, arrival and departure dates and the amount…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Upholds Use of Disparate Impact in FHA Claim

    Supreme Court Upholds Use of Disparate Impact in FHA Claim
    In a decision certain to have major repercussions for the banking industry, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of disparate impact theories of liability – that is, suits that claim a law or practice has a discriminatory…
Rank this Week: 699

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 29

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation
    How could you not fall in love with Goldie Hawn? She was the giggly blonde, with her bikini and body paint on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, a role that launched her career. Do you also remember the Hudson Brothers? Bill, Mark and Brett…
  • Jun 28

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law
    A perfectly healthy 24-year old woman in Belgium will be killed by her doctors only because she has “suicidal thoughts”. She does not suffer from any terminal disease or physical illness. While Nazi Germany pioneered legal…
  • Jun 26

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?

    Is US Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling a Threat to Democracy?
    Today’s gay marriage decision from the United States Supreme Court has the potential to create an even greater divide between America’s already polarized electorate. In a 5/4 decision, the Court invented a new civil right under…
Rank this Week: 700

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 29

    The Left Goes Bonkers, Part II

    The Left Goes Bonkers, Part II
    In my original "The Left Goes Bonkers," I described the theory that the Just Compensation Clause entitles criminals to whitewash their record and fabricate their resumes' by just making stuff up (or composing "from whole cloth," as the…
  • Jun 29

    This Day in Judicial Activism, Death Penalty Edition

    This Day in Judicial Activism, Death Penalty Edition
    The title of this post is taken in part from Ed Whelan's column in NRO's Bench Memos. His observations are especially pertinent to the claim, repeated ad nauseum, that the death penalty is headed for extinction.There was a time when...
  • Jun 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Second NY Prison Escapee Captured Alive:  Relief overwhelmed residents of upstate New York after the second prison escapee was captured alive near the Canadian border on Sunday after 22 days on the run.  Fox News reports that law…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Jun 29

    Court upholds method of capital punishment

    Court upholds method of capital punishment
    Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court in Glossip v. Gross. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan. Justice Breyer also filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Ginsburg,…
  • Jun 28

    "Will New Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Plan Fly?"

    "Will New Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Plan Fly?"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy excerpts this article by Ted Gest at Crime Report. In part: As support for criminal justice reform has spread, many states have left the federal government behind when it comes to reducing their...
  • Jun 28

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 662 Ten Seldom Discussed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Facts that You Need to Know Mike Koehler Southern Illinois University School of…
Rank this Week: 174

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jun 29

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.
    An issue that causes a lot of problems for drivers that comes up frequently is the difference between privilege to drive and possession of a driver’s license. As far as Arizona MVD is concerned, they are not the same thing. This is an…
  • Jun 5

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)
    If someone is convicted for a first time, non-extreme DUI in Arizona under ARS 28-1381(a)(1) or (a)(2), then the interlock requirement is for 12 months, which is the same as for an extreme DUI charge under ARS 28-1382(a)(1). However, for a…
  • May 8

    Driver License Consequences for Underage DUI Convictions.

    Driver License Consequences for Underage DUI Convictions.
    If someone 17 years old is charged with a DUI, will he face the same driver license consequences as an adult? What if the driver is over 18 but under 21? If the police stop and arrest a 17 year old driver, then the prosecutors can do one of…
Rank this Week: 3759

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Human Trafficking Victims Sue Website Used to Conduct Cybersex Sting

    Human Trafficking Victims Sue Website Used to Conduct Cybersex Sting
    An ongoing police operation has led to dozens of arrests on solicitation and human trafficking charges, according to the Providence Police Department and the city's Major Jorge Elorza. Throughout this operation,…
  • Jun 24

    Understanding the Difference Between Solicitation and Human Trafficking

    Understanding the Difference Between Solicitation and Human Trafficking
    A recent article in the online legal journal, Above the Law, discussed a typical cybersex prostitution sting in Texas that had an interesting legal twist. One of the men taken into custody that day, Aaron…
  • Jun 15

    Florida Cybersex Sting Nets Men Who Worked at Disney World and other Tourist Attraction

    Florida Cybersex Sting Nets Men Who Worked at Disney World and other Tourist Attraction
    The latest installment in Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd's crusade to crack down on Internet child sex offenders led to the arrest of no less than 22 men, each one of them looking to have sex with girls whom they believed to be…
Rank this Week: 464

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jun 29

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht
    Am 29. Juni 2015 hat der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) seinen 22. Tätigkeitsbericht für den Zeitraum 1. April 2014 bis 31. März 2015 veröffentlicht. Der…
  • Jun 26

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse
    Gegenüber einer Aktiengesellschaft wurde der Konkurs eröffnet. Die Konkursmasse der Gesellschaft erhob gegen die ehemalige Revisionsstelle Klage wegen Verantwortlichkeit. Daraufhin erhob die Revisionsstelle bei der Konkursmasse das…
  • Jun 25

    EDÖB: neue Ausgabe von „datum“ veröffentlicht

    EDÖB: neue Ausgabe von „datum“ veröffentlicht
    Am 25. Juni 2015 veröffentlichte der EDÖB eine neue Ausgabe seines Newsletters „datum“. Darin werden u.a. folgende Themen behandelt:Kinder im Netz: Erziehung zur digitalen Selbstbestimmung (mit Links zu…
Rank this Week: 1986

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jun 29

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
    Under limited circumstances, being drunk or drugged can be a defense to a crime in Illinois. Intoxication is only a defense when 1) it was involuntarily produced and 2) it deprived you of the substantial capacity to either appreciate the…
  • Jun 15

    THE ILLINOIS LAW ON THEFT BY DECEPTION

    THE ILLINOIS LAW ON THEFT BY DECEPTION
    In Illinois, theft by deception means obtaining control of another’s property through deception. For example, you pretended you were authorized to collect money on behalf of a creditor or charity. Theft by deception can include…
  • Jun 1

    THE LAW ON CONCEALED CARRY IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW ON CONCEALED CARRY IN ILLINOIS
    In 2013, Illinois was the last state to enact a Concealed Carry law. But that doesn’t mean you can bring your gun just anywhere, even with a Concealed Carry license. Under the Concealed Carry Act 430 ILCS 66/65: Prohibited Areas, you…
Rank this Week: 2223

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Police Will Remember This Crazy DUI Arrest

    Police Will Remember This Crazy DUI Arrest
    When people are arrested for DUI in Los Angeles, they may harbor the hope that the arresting officer will go easy on them. But it probably won’t help their case if some unpleasant incident—like getting sick all over the back of…
  • Jun 24

    Stats and Facts on DUI – Where Does California Rank?

    Stats and Facts on DUI – Where Does California Rank?
    Wallethub.com’s recent ranking of the strictest states for DUI enforcement (California came out 31st) also contained some interesting statistics about impaired driving. If California follows the national trend, for example, the number…
  • Jun 22

    California’s DUI Laws: Not As Tough As Many

    California’s DUI Laws: Not As Tough As Many
    People picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles may be luckier than they think. If they were arrested in other states, the penalties could be much higher, especially for repeat offenders. The website WalletHub.com recently released the results of…
Rank this Week: 4016

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Features the story of the life, times and tribulations of a Trial Attorney in Paradise.

http://808crime.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI

    National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI
    “There’s three types of lies in the world: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Origin disputed.  Congratulations Hawaii! According the the US Department of Justice and the FBI our DUI arrests are way under…
  • Jun 23

    Landsberg Law Office Celebrates Four Years in June

    Landsberg Law Office Celebrates Four Years in June
    Four years ago in May upon reflection and discussion with my new wife, I realized that, no matter how much I dreamed of being a Public Defender forever, my time there was coming to a close. It was time for me to leave.  May 31, 2011 was…
  • Apr 10

    TRADITION vs. EDUCATION Maunakea and TMT

    TRADITION vs. EDUCATION Maunakea and TMT
    (or, a love-letter to a childhood observatory) First and foremost, I think telescopes are awesome. More than telescopes, I love observatories. And I love planetariums. I have a child with whom, someday, I would love to share the wonders of…
Rank this Week: 1362

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug
    In a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma's use of midazolam in executions. The reasoning: Alito said the prisoners failed to identify a “known and available alternative method of execution…
  • Jun 29

    Islamic State One Year Later: Lasting and Expanding

    Islamic State One Year Later: Lasting and Expanding
    The Islamic State is one year old today. Its long term goal remains the creation of a "lasting and expanding" Caliphate. [More...] Its strategy for survival and growth has relied on a number of components: pragmatism regarding the Syrian…
  • Jun 29

    Nurse Jackie Finale: It Was Time to Go

    Nurse Jackie Finale: It Was Time to Go
    Showtime's Nurse Jackie ended its 7 year run last night. (Spoiler Alert: Don't read further unless you've seen it or don't intend to watch.) [More...] The media is fawning over the finale, including the ambiguous final scene in... [[ This…
Rank this Week: 2

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Police and the DUI Driver and the City

    Police and the DUI Driver and the City
    Police officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers whom they can charge with a DUI in Los Angeles. So the last thing that impaired motorists usually want to do is to call attention to themselves and their driving. But in two recent…
  • Jun 24

    Los Angeles DUI Cases in Question

    Los Angeles DUI Cases in Question
    Hundreds of drivers found guilty of a Los Angeles DUI are getting another (unwelcome) day in court. An investigation by county prosecutors and the FBI has revealed that a former court clerk may have fixed as many as 1,000 DUI and other…
  • Jun 22

    Southern California Runway DUI – Yike

    Southern California Runway DUI – Yike
    While police have arrested drivers on a lot of different roads for a DUI in Los Angeles, it’s doubtful that they have often gone to the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. But cops in San Diego had to head to their own…
Rank this Week: 720

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    State v. Antonio T.: New Mexico Supreme Court

    State v. Antonio T.: New Mexico Supreme Court
    Once again, the issue of a child's right to remain silent is front and center as an appellate issue.Every appeals court in the nation has recently examined this area of law in one form or another, to include both the New Mexico Court of…
  • Jun 28

    Editorials From both the Journal and New Mexican About Obergefell

    Editorials From both the Journal and New Mexican About Obergefell
    Here is the Albuquerque Journal's take on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.http://www.abqjournal.com/605243/opinion/supreme-court-majority-steps-into-the-future.htmlAnd the Santa Fe New Mexican's take on the…
  • Jun 27

    Steve Sanders Article

    Steve Sanders Article
    Written in the context of the landmark Supreme Court case just handed down in Obergefell, but so true in every other aspect of our judicial system. Exactly what Justice Sandra Day O'Conner has been saying for the last decade.Great, great…
Rank this Week: 1876

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/
  • Jun 29

    Report: South Florida Communities May Lower Marijuana Possession Penaltie

    Report: South Florida Communities May Lower Marijuana Possession Penaltie
    A number of cities are weighing local proposals to reduce the penalties for low-level possession of marijuana. The measures would effectively decriminalize possessing the drug in small amounts for personal possession. So far, council…
  • Jun 27

    Hodgkins v. State - Florida Murder Conviction Overturned

    Hodgkins v. State - Florida Murder Conviction Overturned
    A man convicted of murder will soon be released after the Florida Supreme Court ordered the lower court to enter acquittal, upon finding DNA evidence of defendant's DNA under victim's fingernails was not enough proof of guilt. The court…
  • Jun 24

    Robbery Charges in Deerfield Beach for Drug Store Heist

    Robbery Charges in Deerfield Beach for Drug Store Heist
    Two men in Deerfield Beach are facing robbery charges after their purported plan to hold up a local pharmacy was foiled by a task force of law enforcement that included Palm Beach Sheriff's Office detectives, a violent crime task force,…
Rank this Week: 742

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 424

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
  • Jun 23

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.
    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new, more user-friendly and tablet/smartphone-responsive integrated webdesign and blog platform, to launch this summer, with the help of my new webmaster and my web sitehost.…
Rank this Week: 319

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    What Fighting a ticket in a NY Traffic Court and Muhammad Ali have In Common

    What Fighting a ticket in a NY Traffic Court and Muhammad Ali have In Common
    Muhammad Ali. Unquestionably one of the greatest fighters of all time. Confident, skilled, and fierce, he fought for 21 years. But it’s not the sheer skill and brutality of a young Muhammad Ali that creates commonalities…
  • Jun 26

    The Police Do Not Need Radar Evidence To Prove Speeding

    The Police Do Not Need Radar Evidence To Prove Speeding
      People whom receive New York speeding tickets often enthusiastically call our office when they believe that the police officer who ticketed them for speeding did so without the use of a radar or other mechanical speed measuring device.…
  • Jun 24

    Never Take Legal Advice From A Cop!

    Never Take Legal Advice From A Cop!
    Every day in my NY speeding ticket defense practice someone tells me that they followed, or were about to follow the advice the police officer who gave them the ticket told them on the stop. This is about the worse thing you can do. The vast…
Rank this Week: 2179

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Disorderly Conduct

    Disorderly Conduct
    When a person causes a disturbance in a public place, disorderly conduct charges may result. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor, and the charges may not seem serious. However, the real cost of a disorderly conduct arrest or conviction is…
  • Jun 26

    Cell Phones and Searche

    Cell Phones and Searche
    With advances in technology come changes in the law. One area of criminal law that has a significant impact on today’s society deals with cell phones and searches. Today, nearly everyone has a cell phone and cell phones can contain…
  • Jun 24

    Violating Probation

    Violating Probation
    Probation is a form of community supervision that requires an offender to keep in contact with a probation officer and obey certain conditions set forth in a court order. Violation of probation occurs when an offender willfully commits a…
Rank this Week: 2213

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con
    Filing for bankruptcy is a viable financial strategy for individuals who have recently experienced a significant change in income and are having trouble making ends meet. Filing for bankruptcy is like taking off a Band-Aid; the quicker you do…
  • Jun 9

    New Oklahoma House Bill 1965 Brings Changes to Texting and Driving Law

    New Oklahoma House Bill 1965 Brings Changes to Texting and Driving Law
    On November 1st, new changes will go into effect regarding Oklahoma’s texting while driving laws, and this article highlights the incoming changes and other information you need to know before the bill becomes law. Legal Changes…
  • Jun 2

    Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic]

    Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic]
    Read more on our Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws FAQ blog! The post Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic] appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2194

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?

    Are Courts Becoming More Willing to Review Excessive Force Claims?
    Over the last few weeks, in the midst of our ongoing national discussion about law enforcement use of force, both the Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), in Kingsley v. Hendrickson and Commonwealth…
  • Jun 22

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order

    Massachusetts Appeals Court affirms free speech restrictions on harassment prevention order
    In 2010 the Massachusetts legislature made a significant change in the law when it created harassment prevention orders, restraining orders that plaintiffs can seek to protect themselves against harassing behavior regardless of their…
  • Jun 8

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination

    Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Religion-Based Employment Discrimination
    The Supreme Court has recently been quite receptive to litigants asserting their rights to religious freedom. (For Exhibit A, see Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.) On June 1, the Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch applied that pro-religion…
Rank this Week: 2127

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    What is the LEAD Program?

    What is the LEAD Program?
    The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program started out as a pilot program in Seattle. The program was quite successful and is now being used by some counties in California. LEAD was developed as a solution to low-level drug and…
  • Jun 24

    Charleston Church Shooter Likely Facing Federal Hate Crime Charge

    Charleston Church Shooter Likely Facing Federal Hate Crime Charge
    The New York Times has reported that the U.S. Department of Justice will most likely file federal hate crime charges against Dylann Roof, the suspect of the shooting that occurred this week at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is…
  • Jun 16

    Felony Conviction and Employment in California

    Felony Conviction and Employment in California
    A felony conviction can result in time spent under incarceration for at least one year. But a felony’s impact does not end there. In California, various privileges and civil rights enjoyed by the general population can be lost due to a…
Rank this Week: 4034

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/
  • Jun 29

    The North Carolina Criminal Self-Dealing Statute: Five Things You Should Know

    The North Carolina Criminal Self-Dealing Statute: Five Things You Should Know
    My colleague Frayda Bluestein recently wrote a post with the above title on the School of Government’s local government blog. Her post begins as follows: In North Carolina, it is a crime for certain public officials and employees…
  • Jun 26

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    There were several major criminal law stories this week, none of them especially cheery. Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had his sentencing hearing. The result was not in doubt, as a jury had already returned a death verdict. But the…
  • Jun 25

    State v. Elder: DVPO Cannot Authorize Search for Gun

    State v. Elder: DVPO Cannot Authorize Search for Gun
    A judge who issues an emergency or ex parte domestic violence protective order must order the defendant to surrender all firearms in his care, custody or control if the judge makes certain findings about the defendant’s prior conduct.…
Rank this Week: 3545

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
Rank this Week: 2768

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Sentencing delayed again for Boulder man convicted in real estate scam

    Sentencing delayed again for Boulder man convicted in real estate scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A Boulder man convicted of stealing more than $30,000 from an elderly woman in a real estate scam is now scheduled to be sentenced in August after his hearing was delayed today. Gilbert Million was convicted by a jury in…
  • Jun 29

    Foreclosure Bid Rigging = Indictment

    Foreclosure Bid Rigging = Indictment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ramin Rad “Ray” Yeganeh, real estate investor, San Mateo, California was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California in Oakland and charged with bid rigging and…
  • Jun 29

    It ain’t Mortgage Fraud…

    It ain’t Mortgage Fraud…
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. You know those people who live in foreign countries and place calls into the US in an attempt to defraud people here?  Those calls your mother or grandfather receive telling them that they won $1,000,000 in the…
Rank this Week: 3

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Jun 29

    Massachusetts High Court to Inform Jurors about Risk of Cross-Racial Misidentification

    Massachusetts High Court to Inform Jurors about Risk of Cross-Racial Misidentification
    The Massachusetts criminal justice system made a significant step toward preventing wrongful convictions last week. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court announced that, unless decided otherwise by the prosecution and the defense, judges…
  • Jun 26

    Michigan Lawmakers Consider Compensating Exoneree

    Michigan Lawmakers Consider Compensating Exoneree
    Michigan is one of 20 states in the country that does not provide compensation to people who have been exonerated of wrongful convictions, but a new proposed bill may soon change that. According to an article published on Thursday in the…
  • Jun 25

    Innocence Project and Mid Atlantic Innocence Project Asks Maryland Judge to Reverse 1987 Murder Conviction

    Innocence Project and Mid Atlantic Innocence Project Asks Maryland Judge to Reverse 1987 Murder Conviction
    In light of new forensic evidence which points to a different perpetrator, the Innocence Project and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project are asking a Maryland judge to reverse the murder convictions of David Ronald Faulkner and Jonathan David…
Rank this Week: 2166

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 448

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1084

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
  • Jun 26

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program
    After a jury convicted Tracy T. Rowe of one count of burglary, in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12, and the judge sentenced him to “eight years in prison for the conviction”, he appealed.  State v. Rowe,…
  • Jun 24

    The Hardwood Flooring, the Insects and the Online "Terms of Sale"

    The Hardwood Flooring, the Insects and the Online "Terms of Sale"
    As its title probably indicates, this post examines an opinion recently issued in a civil case:  Walker v. BuildDirect.com Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 2074964 (Oklahoma Supreme Court 2015).   The Supreme Court begins the…
Rank this Week: 616

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS: Cops Need a Warrant to Search Cell Phone

    SCOTUS: Cops Need a Warrant to Search Cell Phone
      Riley v. California: Supreme Court of the United States Says Law Enforcement May Not Look at Contents of Cell Phone without Warrant Can a cop seize your smart phone or flip-top phone and have his way with it — combing through…
  • Jun 15

    Failure to Pay Bridge or Causeway Toll — Louisiana Law

    Failure to Pay Bridge or Causeway Toll — Louisiana Law
      Failure to pay bridge or bridge-causeway toll — La. R.S. 14:71.2 Have you ever wondered, what happens to that guy in front of you who just plows through the toll booth without paying? The law in Louisiana for this offense is very…
  • Jun 11

    Foster v. Humphrey: Supreme Court to hear issue of excluding black jurors at trial

    Foster v. Humphrey: Supreme Court to hear issue of excluding black jurors at trial
      Court Agrees to Hear Matter Pertaining to Exclusion of Black Jurors in Georgia Murder Trial – Foster v. Humphrey The famous U.S. Supreme Court case of Batson v. Kentucky in 1986 ruled that prosecutors could not use peremptory…
Rank this Week: 3155

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Jun 29

    Texas Man Wins Claim Against Neighbor Who Shot Down Drone

    Texas Man Wins Claim Against Neighbor Who Shot Down Drone
    Ars Technica has this story detailing the saga of a Texas man whose drone was shot down by his neighbor. Eric Joe, the owner of a hexacopter drone was flying his drone over his parents' property when a neighbor, Brett McBay shot Joe's drone…
  • Jun 27

    Bail Decisions Based on Algorithm

    Bail Decisions Based on Algorithm
    The New York Times has this interesting report on using algorithms to make bail determinations. From the article:Setting bail is a difficult task for judges. They must try to foretell whether the defendant is likely to commit another crime,…
  • Jun 22

    The Supreme Court's "Superspecial" Kimble Opinion

    The Supreme Court's "Superspecial" Kimble Opinion
    Today, the Supreme Court released several opinions, including Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment. Kimble involves the question of whether a party may contract for payment of patent royalties after the patent's expiration. The opinion has…
Rank this Week: 2252

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jun 29

    False Rape Accusations: Is There A Consensus?

    False Rape Accusations: Is There A Consensus?
    When Dara Lind wrote at Vox that there was finally a consensus, it was a huge and critical point of dispute lifted off the discussion.  After all, among the various problems confronting the discussion of whether there is an…
  • Jun 29

    Stop It, For The Children

    Stop It, For The Children
    Not only do car chases look really cool in movies, but they rarely end with innocent children being killed by a police cruiser.  Not so in real life. Not so in Detroit. “[The police] were right on their rear, the police car…
  • Jun 28

    Grandma In The Kitchen With A Knife

    Grandma In The Kitchen With A Knife
    Eighty-eight-year-old Phyllis Stankiewicz came to the door with a knife.  Maybe she was in the kitchen cutting up rutabagas.  Maybe she wasn’t expecting company, and at 88, wasn’t inclined to take chances.  Who…
Rank this Week: 21

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1899

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/
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
  • Jun 26

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law

    Questioning Compliance with Immigration Law
    Emily Ryo, Less Enforcement, More Compliance: Rethinking Unauthorized Migration, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 622 (2015).Juliet StumpfLives and loves and wars have been lost because of assumptions about what other people thought or did. Our…
  • Jun 24

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right

    Gay Lib Goes to Court: The Marriage of Liberation and Right
    Michael Boucai, Glorious Precedents: When Gay Marriage was Radical, 27 Yale J.L. & Human. 101 (2015), available at SSRN.Darren RosenblumMichael Boucai’s wonderfully observant history of early marriage equality struggles, Glorious…
Rank this Week: 4577

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jun 29

    Generalstaatsanwalt kämpft mit „Schaum vor dem Mund“

    Generalstaatsanwalt kämpft mit „Schaum vor dem Mund“
    Der Ministerpräsident von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern heißt Erwin Sellering und er hat zwei Probleme: Eines heißt Helmut Trost und ist Generalstaatsanwalt, das zweite ist die Justizministerin Uta-Maria Kuder. Sie hat die…
  • Jun 28

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 116

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 116
    — Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie auch weiterhin den Feed erhalten. ©…
  • Jun 23

    Der dümmste Staatsanwalt der Welt?

    Der dümmste Staatsanwalt der Welt?
    Der „Prinz Protz“ Mar­cus von Anhalt wurde im Januar zu vier Jahren Freiheitsstrafe verurteilt, verbringt die Zeit bis zur Entscheidung über seine Revision allerdings weiterhin nicht im Luxusappartement sondern auf ein…
Rank this Week: 2632

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    DISQUALIFIED!

    DISQUALIFIED!
    Before their ridiculous runs for the presidency, three of the GOP's finest (please don't think I am not being sarcastic), Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee have disqualified themselves to be President.  The reason is simple, they…
  • Jun 26

    WHO DO YOU LOVE, BABY? IT DON'T MATTER!!

    WHO DO YOU LOVE, BABY? IT DON'T MATTER!!
    In a decision, much closer than I thought it would be, SCOTUS  has reversed the 6th Circuit and made marriage a union between two adults, no matter what their sexual orientation.  Showing no faith in the political process, as they…
  • Jun 25

    CONSERVATIVE MY A--, OBAMACARE STANDS

    CONSERVATIVE MY A--, OBAMACARE STANDS
    Justice Roberts shows his true colors as a pragmatist.  Kennedy shows he has federalist leanings on important matters.  SCOTUS upholds the Affordable Care Act.  Kennedy follows up his opinion in a equal opportunity housing case…
Rank this Week: 641

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    It’s a Crime to be Poor

    It’s a Crime to be Poor
    “A poor girl wants to marry, and a rich girl wants to flirt  A rich man goes to college, and a poor man goes to work” – Charlie Daniels Band Let’s face it, the deck is stacked against the poor.  If…
  • Jun 10

    Sex Offenders, Probation, and Pornography

    Sex Offenders, Probation, and Pornography
    Florida has lots of folks on probation.  For the fiscal year 2013-2014, the Department of Corrections supervised 143,809 citizens.  Our success rate was 56.4%, and it costs the state $1,825/year to supervise these 143,809 people.…
  • May 23

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor
    All the lonely people, where do they all come from?  All the lonely people, where do they all belong? There’s a certain art to getting people to do things that do not come naturally.    For example, American soldiers…
Rank this Week: 4720

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Former Public School Principal Pleads Guilty To Theft

    Former Public School Principal Pleads Guilty To Theft
    The shamed Baltimore City public school teacher charged with eleven theft crimes almost a year ago has now pled guilty to one count of felony theft scheme. This past week in the Circuit Court in downtown Baltimore a special statewide…
  • Jun 22

    Easton Approves Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

    Easton Approves Medical Marijuana Grow Facility
    The last couple of months have been quiet on the medical marijuana front, and as a result it did not take much of a pot story to produce headlines at a variety of Maryland news outlets. Last Friday a town planner for the Talbot County seat…
  • Jun 11

    Feds Bust Sizeable Montgomery County Drug Ring

    Feds Bust Sizeable Montgomery County Drug Ring
    The FBI and the Montgomery County Police recently announced the break up of a large-scale drug ring operating out of a residential area near Rockville. Monday during the early morning hours, as many as 100 state, local and federal law…
Rank this Week: 3924

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Semi crash involving Bee

    Semi crash involving Bee
    The Idaho State Police is currently on scene and investigating a blocking semi-truck crash Eastbound I90 near Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene. The semi was hauling bees. The bees are swarming and the public is encouraged to avoid the area if…
  • Jun 28

    Semi cash involving Bee

    Semi cash involving Bee
    The Idaho State Police is currently on scene and investigating a blocking semi-truck crash Eastbound I90 near Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene. The semi was hauling bees. The bees are swarming and the public is encouraged to avoid the area if…
  • Jun 28

    ISP investigates fatal crash in Power County

    ISP investigates fatal crash in Power County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 404

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    What Are Grounds for Divorce in Maine?

    What Are Grounds for Divorce in Maine?
    Divorce laws are handled at the state legislative level in the United States, and Maine allows divorcing couples the option of filing for a "no-fault" or "fault" divorce. Regardless of whether your divorce is amicable or contested, you must…
  • Jun 27

    How Does Alimony Work in Maine?

    How Does Alimony Work in Maine?
    Many people wrongfully attach a negative connotation to alimony. Spousal support, as it's called in Maine, is an important part of any divorce proceeding. This type of support is designed to ensure that a spouse is capable of continuing to…
  • Jun 26

    Can I Modify an Existing Family Court Order?

    Can I Modify an Existing Family Court Order?
    Yes, you can modify an existing family court order. To do so, you must file what the Maine courts call a "Motion to Modify a Family Law Judgment," and there will be requirements that must be met prior to filing your motion in order to ensure…
Rank this Week: 1283

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 4954

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Fronterizos que cruzan en Tijuana-San Diego engañados para contrabando de droga

    Fronterizos que cruzan en Tijuana-San Diego engañados para contrabando de droga
    Ten cuidado! La semana pasada, esta firma de abogados retuvo dos nuevos casos de "mulas ciegas", personas que sin su conocimiento transportan drogas desde México hacia Estados Unidos. Caso No. 1 El caballero se trabajó como…
  • Jun 28

    Be careful!: More methamphetamine and drug blind mule cases at San Diego -San Ysidro Border

    Be careful!: More methamphetamine and drug blind mule cases at San Diego -San Ysidro Border
    Last week this law firm retained two new cases of “blind mules,” people who without their knowledge carry drugs from Mexico into the United States.   Case No. 1 The gentleman was worked as a truck driver for nine years. …
  • Jun 21

    Federal Criminal Sentencing: The Disparity Still Exist

    Federal Criminal Sentencing: The Disparity Still Exist
    An unfortunate reality of practicing federal criminal law in San Diego is that one of the factors that still influences a defendant’s sentence the most is which District Court Judge is assigned to the case. Unlike state court which…
Rank this Week: 3260

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter
    The Supreme Court's historic ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right to marry for same-sex couples is cause for celebration and relief.  It shows what unrelenting activism and struggle can accomplish.  And it shows what…
  • Jun 19

    Racism Deserves A Remedy

    Racism Deserves A Remedy
    The American flag and the South Carolina state flag were lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol to honor the nine African Americans killed in what surely seems like a racially-motivated terrorist attack at Emanuel African Methodist…
  • Jun 17

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act
    Guest post by Tina DupuyIn the wake of the Duggar molestation scandal and now the quirky case of Rachel Dolezal, one thing is clear: We as a public don’t know what child abuse looks like. The CDC estimates that one in four American…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Jun 28

    What next to reform grand juries now that pick-a-pal is no more?

    What next to reform grand juries now that pick-a-pal is no more?
    With Texas eliminating its pick-a-pal grand jury system during the 84th legislative session and Alfred Brown walking off of death row a free man following revelations of grand jury misconduct, I asked Amanda Marzullo, Policy Director for the…
  • Jun 27

    Bills focused on forensics, habeas, alter post-conviction landscape

    Bills focused on forensics, habeas, alter post-conviction landscape
    Several pieces of legislation related to forensics and habeas corpus passed this session which collectively alter the landscape surrounding junk science and post-conviction writs. Solidifying grounds for relief under Texas junk-science…
  • Jun 25

    Widespread police testilying alleged: Tarrant DA responds by eliminating method of documenting it

    Widespread police testilying alleged: Tarrant DA responds by eliminating method of documenting it
    When a prosecutor hears a police officer lie on the stand, should there be a process by which they document it, or should they just keep using that cop over and over as a witness in the future? That's the core issue raised with the recent…
Rank this Week: 89