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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,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 2020

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/
  • Jun 1

    DUI and Women

    DUI and Women
    The inspiration for this blog article comes from a recent conversation with my wife. I was mentioning something that a female DUI client of mine had said, and my wife noted that I, have a lot of women clients. I...
  • May 29

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License
    In order to even begin the process of trying to win back your Michigan driver's license (or the clearance of a Michigan hold on your driving record, if you now live out of state), you must be legally eligible to...
  • May 25

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case
    If you're facing a 3rd offense drunk driving charge anywhere in Michigan, then you already know it's a felony. In this article, I want to avoid all the scare tactics and make clear that, in most cases, and with proper...
Rank this Week: 437

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 28

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    1 The background of this supplemental proceeding is as follows: on January 15, 1993, on consent, petitioner wife obtained a final order of protection for one year directing that respondent shall not assault, menace, harass or recklessly…
  • May 27

    Family Court denied the request...cont

    Family Court denied the request...cont
    However, it is clear that, under the circumstances of this case, petitioner was entitled to present further evidence on the issue of disposition (cf., Quintana v. Quintana, supra [Family Court was not required to hold dispositional hearing…
  • May 26

    ORDERED that the orders are affirmed insofar as appealed from

    ORDERED that the orders are affirmed insofar as appealed from
    Page 682 666 N.Y.S.2d 682 245 A.D.2d 509, 1997 N.Y. Slip Op. 11,152 In the Matter of ALICIA SHANTE H. (Anonymous) and Lenette Faye H. (Anonymous). Clifford H. (Anonymous), Appellant; St. Christopher-Ottilie, Respondent. Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 2191

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/
  • May 28

    Motorcycle crash near McCall

    Motorcycle crash near McCall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release List Server DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • May 28

    One Vehicle Roll Over North of Blackfoot

    One Vehicle Roll Over North of Blackfoot
    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…
  • May 28

    One Vehicle Roll Over North of Blackfoot

    One Vehicle Roll Over North of Blackfoot
    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: 353

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 28

    The Soccer Indictment

    The Soccer Indictment
    I know little about soccer and even less about the FIFA indictments announced yesterday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  This story in the NYT suggests that DOJ saw rampant graft and is determined to impose criminal penalties.This is…
  • May 28

    What Happened in Nebraska?

    What Happened in Nebraska?
    The country as a whole continues to support capital punishment by close to 2-to-1. It's extremely unlikely that the citizens of Nebraska support it less than the national average; if anything, in a conservative and Republican state, support…
  • May 28

    Question: What Happens When You Cow the Police?

    Question: What Happens When You Cow the Police?
    Answer:  You get more murder.Not that this should, or does, surprise anyone.  The campaign to portray the police as a Nazi (and largely racist) occupying army has been going great guns since its most recent, if later debunked,…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • May 28

    When do police have a right to enter my home?

    When do police have a right to enter my home?
    The short answer is that police need a warrant to enter your home without your permission. Thanks to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Americans are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures. What that means is the police…
  • May 22

    Is getting a DWI a big deal?

    Is getting a DWI a big deal?
    If you have been charged with a DWI in Louisiana, you may be wondering if it is even a big deal. After all, you probably know of several people who have been charged with drunk driving. The truth is that...
  • May 15

    Louisiana lawmakers consider easing up on marijuana penalitie

    Louisiana lawmakers consider easing up on marijuana penalitie
    Louisiana is the latest state to consider taking a more relaxed approach to certain marijuana charges. A bill has cleared the House and next goes to the Senate that would reduce the maximum sentence for second-offense marijuana possession to…
Rank this Week: 3167

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    SUPER COFFEE MAN

    SUPER COFFEE MAN
    That was no E.T. outside the back of the REGJB this morning. It wasn't Buck Rogers or a NASA trainee on a jet pack. It was just a man serving coffee to bleary eyed lawyers. Welcome to Miami. See it like a native. Super Herald…
  • May 26

    LUNCH & LEARN

    LUNCH & LEARN
    FREE CLELUNCH & LEARNGO. EAT. LEARN. Site Feed
  • May 26

    SUMMER DAY ONE

    SUMMER DAY ONE
    It's the first day of summer, and (male) lawyers in Miami will wear clothes that are more appropriate for a brisk fall day than 90 degree with 95% humidity. And still the chief judges in Federal and State court blink in wonderment and…
Rank this Week: 199

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 304

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 28

    Angola: Journalist Rafael Marques Convicted for Writing a Book

    Angola: Journalist Rafael Marques Convicted for Writing a Book
    There is a short distance between freedom and conviction in Angola. For journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, it was one week.
  • May 27

    VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!

    VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!
    Wow, who would have thought it possible? Red-state Nebraska (with a few purple splotches) actually has repealed the death penalty by voting to override the Governor’s veto! And who were the people responsible for finally pushing this…
  • May 21

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!
    Today Angolan journalist and human rights defender Rafael Marques walked out of court a free man. He was facing over 10 years in prison and a fine of $1.2 million US dollars but all charges were dropped.
Rank this Week: 19

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • May 28

    Counting Jail Credit Day

    Counting Jail Credit Day
    If a defendant is arrested on Monday, detained all week, and sentenced on Friday, how many days of jail credit does he get? It’s either four or five, right? Five if you subscribe to the theory that any portion of a day is a day for…
  • May 27

    How Many Shades of Registration Violations?

    How Many Shades of Registration Violations?
    Gray is in.  And DMV knows it.    The News and Observer’s Road Worrier, Bruce Siceloff, reports that DMV is dropping its colorful registration renewal stickers in favor of neutral gray ones—and saving more than…
  • May 26

    Reducing Charges in Juvenile Court

    Reducing Charges in Juvenile Court
    Many juvenile cases are resolved through admissions (known as guilty pleas in criminal court), often with the prosecutor’s agreement to reduce the charge. Sometimes, the reduced charge is a lesser-included offense of the original…
Rank this Week: 1605

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 28

    Time magazine devotes cover story to "Why the End of Capital Punishment Is Near"

    Time magazine devotes cover story to "Why the End of Capital Punishment Is Near"
    I am intrigued to see that the new issue of Time magazine has a cover picture of an empty electric chair and this text: "The Last Execution: Why the Era of Capital Punishment is ending." Here are excerpts from the...
  • May 28

    "Do the Supreme Court and other federal courts need a watchdog?"

    "Do the Supreme Court and other federal courts need a watchdog?"
    The question in the title of this post is from the headline of this Lyle Denniston story at Constitution Daily discussing a notable new proposal by Senator Charles Grassley to create an inspector general for the judiciary. Here are…
  • May 28

    Newt Gingrich and Van Jones lament treatment of mentally ill in US criminal justice system

    Newt Gingrich and Van Jones lament treatment of mentally ill in US criminal justice system
    CNN has this notable new commentary authored by the notable twosome of Newt Gingrich and Van Jones headlined "Mental illness is no crime." Here are excerpts: Today, mentally ill Americans are disproportionately more likely to be…
Rank this Week: 132

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Can You Kill a Corpse?

    Can You Kill a Corpse?
      When I first heard the news that there was a verdict in Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo’s shooting case I was pleased. I thought it would give me a great opportunity to demonstrate what I had been talking about in prior…
  • May 26

    To Play the Race Card or Not to Play the Race Card? That is the Question.

    To Play the Race Card or Not to Play the Race Card? That is the Question.
    I had not planned on talking more about this issue but after being asked some really interesting questions I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It gets so complicated. The best question was whether it is EVER possible to “play the…
  • May 20

    The Race Card

    The Race Card
    I always have to scratch my head when I hear people talk about the “Race Card”. I am not sure what they mean.
Rank this Week: 3524

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/
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 26

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other
    The attorneys at Ramsay Law Firm have a national reputation to maintain - while we practice our particularly aggressive manner of DWI defense solely for our clients in Minnesota, both Chuck and Dan are authors of well-regarded books and…
Rank this Week: 1159

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 26

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other
    The attorneys at Ramsay Law Firm have a national reputation to maintain - while we practice our particularly aggressive manner of DWI defense solely for our clients in Minnesota, both Chuck and Dan are authors of well-regarded books and…
Rank this Week: 3887

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: 1071

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 28

    Violations in Palm Beach Decreased Over Memorial Day Weekend 2015

    Violations in Palm Beach Decreased Over Memorial Day Weekend 2015
    Despite South Florida police departments having prepared, as they do every year, for chaos and mayhem during the holiday weekend that just passed, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, there was a decrease in violations and 911…
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint
    Our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that Memorial Day Weekend is one of the business times of year in South Florida, especially in terms of DUI accidents and arrests.…
  • May 21

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise
    According to a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), crimes across Florida dropped to a 44-year low in 2014. At the same time, though, violent crime actually rose in Palm Beach County by 115 incidents (vs. the previous…
Rank this Week: 1059

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • May 28

    FIFA Indictments and the Notion of Global Compliance

    FIFA Indictments and the Notion of Global Compliance
    In an article by Joel Schectman for the Wall Street Journal and its “Morning Risk Report,” Jack Sharman is interviewed about the idea of a global compliance regime in light of the recent indictments of FIFA officials: Jackson…
  • Apr 23

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man
      The federal appeals court in San Francisco recently reversed baseball player Barry Bonds’s conviction for obstruction of justice.  The criminal charge and conviction arose out of testimony that Bonds gave to a grand…
  • Apr 15

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal
    In disciplinary proceedings involving claims of sexual assault, universities continue to find themselves in an intolerable situation, caught in a lawyer-triangle of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights,…
Rank this Week: 2569

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • May 28

    Texas Governor Signs Measure to Fix Texas DNA Testing Law

    Texas Governor Signs Measure to Fix Texas DNA Testing Law
    Testing of Crime Scene Evidence Permitted When There is Reasonable Likelihood of Containing Biological Evidence Contacts: Paul Cates, pcates@innocenceproject.org David Edmonson (Sen.…
  • May 27

    Fixing Forensic Science Before it Goes to Court

    Fixing Forensic Science Before it Goes to Court
    An article published in the Christian Science Monitor yesterday takes a look at some of the fallout from recent exposures of faulty forensics work which may have tainted thousands of criminal cases nationally. Specifically, Christian Science…
  • May 26

    Cleveland Wright Exonerated of 1978 Murder

    Cleveland Wright Exonerated of 1978 Murder
    Cleveland Wright, 56, was exonerated on Friday when a Superior Court judge declared him innocent of the 1978 murder for which he served 28 years in prison. In Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post, reporter Spencer Hsu writes that…
Rank this Week: 2768

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 28

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law
    Elaine Fahey (City University London - City Law School) has posted Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law (M. Bergström, V. Mitsilegas and T. Konstadinides (eds) Research Handbook on EU Criminal law (Edward Elgar, 2015)) on SSRN. Here is…
  • May 28

    Weitzer on Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively

    Weitzer on Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively
    Ronald Weitzer (George Washington University) has posted Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively (SEXUALITY RESEARCH & SOCIAL POLICY, v. 12 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines different types of…
  • May 27

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope
    Benjamin L. Berger (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) has posted Sentencing and the Salience of Pain and Hope (Supreme Court Law Review (2d), Forthcoming, in Dwight Newman & Malcolm Thorburn, eds, The Dignity of Law: The Legacy…
Rank this Week: 237

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 3368

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • May 28

    Two Die in Heavy Machinery Accident

    Two Die in Heavy Machinery Accident
    Heavy machinery accidents are not uncommon, and they frequently lead to serious injury, disability, and even death. Last weekend, tragedy struck in Albuquerque, New Mexico when two people died and three were seriously injured in an accident…
  • May 25

    Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed

    Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed
    Colorado State Patrol cadet, Taylor Thyfault, was killed when 27-year-old Christopher Lee Gebers hit him with his 2002 Honda Civic near Longmont on Saturday. Gebers also hit 37-year-old State Trooper, Clinton Rushing, causing catastrophic…
  • May 21

    Insurance Adjuster

    Insurance Adjuster
    Insurance adjusters are the people at the insurance company who handle your accident and injury claim. They review all the medical information, police reports, pictures, lost wage information and medical billing. They also work with your…
Rank this Week: 3191

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 42

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    BCS Paints Over Graffiti in the 48th Precinct

    BCS Paints Over Graffiti in the 48th Precinct
    At the end of last month we received a call from Community Affairs Officer Perez from the 48th Precinct asking for our help removing graffiti in his district. We decided on a date, and on May 14 we brought a crew of seven BCS participants…
  • May 12

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden
    BCS paired up with community partners to clean up and plant near the 161st street tunnelLast Friday, the BCS community service crew headed up to Bronx Stadium Garden located at 161st Street and Gerald Avenue (at the 161st Street tunnel). In…
  • Apr 17

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS
    Over the past several months, I have been working to implement the Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment curriculum, (originally developed at the Midtown Community Court) here in the Bronx. The groups cover themes of stereotypes…
Rank this Week: 2465

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • May 28

    SAM releases new report "Researching Marijuana’s Medical Potential Responsibly: A Six Point Plan"

    SAM releases new report "Researching Marijuana’s Medical Potential Responsibly: A Six Point Plan"
    The leading public policy group actively opposing modern marijuana reform movements, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), has today released this new report titled ""Researching Marijuana’s Medical Potential Responsibly: A Six…
  • May 27

    "As States Become More Pot-Friendly, Feds Warn Employees Not To Light Up"

    "As States Become More Pot-Friendly, Feds Warn Employees Not To Light Up"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable International Business Times article, which gets started this way: Marijuana might be legal in the country’s capital, but not for employees of the U.S. government. The sobering reminder…
  • May 27

    Achtung dude: notable talk in Germany about marijuana reform

    Achtung dude: notable talk in Germany about marijuana reform
    Interesting international marijuana reform developments are reported in this new article headlined "Germany marijuana legalization push revives debate over drug policy: Conservative politician Joachim Pfeiffer joins Germany Green Party…
Rank this Week: 2584

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 28

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?
    Reading the Second Circuit’s affirmance of District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin’s suppression ruling in United States v. Watson, my initial thought was that it was a shame that Judge Barrington Parker wasn’t on…
  • May 28

    Because You Need A Lawyer To Request A Lawyer

    Because You Need A Lawyer To Request A Lawyer
    The routine seems so simple, as does the proper way of dealing with it, provided you don’t want to find out later you slit your own throat by being too smart by half.  Ask a half-interested person what to do when confronted by the…
  • May 27

    Mindful, But For The Right Reason

    Mindful, But For The Right Reason
    One of the more vapid trends within the legal profession is mindfulness, a word that conjures up images of, well, nothing much.  Oh, the horrible stress of being a lawyer, and so a cottage industry of happy-talking folks has arisen to…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • May 28

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?
    After a promising start in the House, "ban the box" legislation - postponing questions about criminal history until later in the hiring process at state agencies - failed even to get a hearing on the senate side this year. Senate Natural…
  • May 27

    Tweaking Texas' junk science habeas writ, and why the state must give more notice when it asks a judge to evict you than to kill you

    Tweaking Texas' junk science habeas writ, and why the state must give more notice when it asks a judge to evict you than to kill you
    Legislation codifying the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' interpretation of Texas' junk science writ (see here and the second item here) has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature and a bill to require the government to give notice…
  • May 27

    And then the dust cleared: First look at criminal justice reforms still standing

    And then the dust cleared: First look at criminal justice reforms still standing
    We find little more clarity on pending Texas criminal justice legislation this morning after the last few days of deadlines. Here are a few, initial highlights:Innocence commission headed to governorRuth McClendon's innocence commission…
Rank this Week: 95

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 28

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man
    Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist…
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
Rank this Week: 358

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition
    Source: Webindia123 (27 May 2015)http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/Asia/20150526/2601605.htmlPakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking the abolition of death penalty, maintaining that life and liberty are not …
  • May 23

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad
    Source: Human Rights Watch (20 May 2015)http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/20/australia-adopt-new-strategy-end-death-penalty-abroadFollowing the executions of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Indonesia, the Australian government…
  • May 23

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)
    Author: Andrew NovakPublisher: Routledge Publication date: September 15th 2015http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/search/author/andrew_novak/Abstract:This book provides a comparative constitutional analysis of executive clemency, with a…
Rank this Week: 784

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 27

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom
    If you ask a resident of British Columbia what the murder capital of Canada is they may well tell you it’s Surrey. But they’d be wrong. The latest statistics tell us that it is Regina, Saskatchewan, followed by Toronto, Ontario.…
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
Rank this Week: 1038

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 884

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Can You Help Me Get My New Jersey DUI Case Heard By A Jury Instead Of Just A Judge?

    Can You Help Me Get My New Jersey DUI Case Heard By A Jury Instead Of Just A Judge?
    DUI cases in New Jersey are heard by municipal court judges, not in jury trials. This is because a DUI charge is not a criminal charge, per se, but is instead considered a traffic violation, so there is no entitlement to a trial by jury in…
  • May 27

    Can You Help Me Plea Bargain My DUI To A Lesser Charge In New Jersey?

    Can You Help Me Plea Bargain My DUI To A Lesser Charge In New Jersey?
    No, unfortunately, New Jersey prosecutors do not have discretion to plea bargain in DUI cases, so if you’ve been charged with DUI, it’s because prosecutors believe they can prove that charge instead of a lesser one. Read More
  • May 20

    Can You Help Me Expunge A DUI From My Record In New Jersey?

    Can You Help Me Expunge A DUI From My Record In New Jersey?
    Unfortunately, for drivers convicted of DUI in New Jersey, the record of it never goes away. There are a few reasons for this, one being that a DUI conviction isn’t a criminal charge, but instead a traffic violation. Read More
Rank this Week: 2230

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/
  • May 27

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge
    The expenses associated with a DUI in Los Angeles are high and can include everything from fines and vehicle impoundment to the cost of getting an ignition lock system installed. Putting out that money is bad enough when the cops have some…
  • May 25

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator
    Some people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles or some other city may try to bluster their way out of a charge by claiming to have friends in high places who will get them off and make trouble for the arresting police officers. In almost all…
  • May 20

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?
    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely…
Rank this Week: 524

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/
  • May 27

    Woman Thanks Cop for DUI Arrest

    Woman Thanks Cop for DUI Arrest
    There are many things that people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles would probably like to say to the officers who arrested them. “Thank you” is usually not one of them. But one California woman had a different reaction. Six…
  • May 25

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law
    A blood alcohol content reading of .08 or higher is enough to get you charged with a DUI in Los Angeles. You face the same penalties whether or not your BAC is .09 or .16. But that’s not the case in Michigan. The Great Lake State has…
  • May 18

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece
    Most people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles would make a point of making a good impression when their cases comes up for trial. That would include, of course, coming to court sober. Ignore that basic rule, and you could find yourself in even…
Rank this Week: 4276

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 27

    Driver Suffers Minor Injuries, DUI Charge After Van Crashes into Water

    Driver Suffers Minor Injuries, DUI Charge After Van Crashes into Water
    A driver of a van that went into the water at Snell Isle Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon suffered minor injuries but was charged with DUI, according to St. Petersburg police. The incident occurred at Snell Isle Boulevard NE and Coffee Pot…
  • May 5

    Be Safe on Cinco de Mayo and Avoid a DUI Arrest in Florida

    Be Safe on Cinco de Mayo and Avoid a DUI Arrest in Florida
    Every Cinco de Mayo, thousands of people across the United States are arrested for drunk driving. In Florida, law enforcement officers will be out in full force with extra patrols and DUI checkpoints to crack down on drunk driving during…
  • Apr 8

    New Study Suggests Diet Soda Mixed with Alcohol Leads to Higher BAC

    New Study Suggests Diet Soda Mixed with Alcohol Leads to Higher BAC
    The results of a new study indicate that artificial sweeteners, like those found in diet sodas, actually increase blood alcohol concentrations in male and female social drinkers. The study was conducted by doctors at Northern Kentucky…
Rank this Week: 4388

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal
    On Tuesday the FBI arrested Miami Springs Police Sgt. Andres Quintanilla, a 16-year veteran of the force, on a federal corruption charge. The 33-year-old was charged with “attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of…
  • May 4

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime
    In the last few months, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug called flakka has been the culprit of many strange and bizarre crimes. One man ran nude through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he…
  • Apr 29

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction
    A Hernando County detention deputy has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation after he was arrested, along with his girlfriend, in an alleged illegal narcotics transaction. The man, 41, has…
Rank this Week: 551

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Las Cruces Sun-News Article and Video

    Las Cruces Sun-News Article and Video
    An article, along with video, indicating what the Dona Ana DA and New Mexico AG have decided to do regarding the prosecution of two police officers from Las…
  • May 27

    Journal Reacts To Dismissal of Charge

    Journal Reacts To Dismissal of Charge
    http://www.abqjournal.com/590521/opinion/dropping-charges-against-sf-teacher-the-right-call.html
  • May 26

    The Speech

    The Speech
    Must watch.Inspirational.Great points all the way around.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK0H6JApRlo
Rank this Week: 2658

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • May 27

    Williamson County Practice Update

    Williamson County Practice Update
    This post is a practice update from Williamson County , Tennessee . It appears the courts may not accept plea bargains in cases involving periodic confinement. Periodic confinement is simply allowing a defendant to serve their jail…
  • May 5

    Stuff Your DUI Lawyer Should Know

    Stuff Your DUI Lawyer Should Know
    I enjoy helping other lawyers in their DUI cases. DUI defense is a complex area . The law changes constantly. I remember when I started and the help that I received. A DUI lawyer should know some basic stuff. One thing a DUI lawyer…
  • Apr 21

    Why Tennessee District Attorneys Should Provide Discovery In general Sessions Court

    Why Tennessee District Attorneys Should Provide Discovery In general Sessions Court
    Under Tennessee law, one accused of a crime is entitled to request discovery if your case is in circuit or criminal court . Rule 16 of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure only apply in circuit or criminal courts . The rule requires…
Rank this Week: 4817

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2099

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 27

    Undercover Agents Plundered the Dread Pirate Robert

    Undercover Agents Plundered the Dread Pirate Robert
    Undercover agents Carl Force (DEA) and Shaun Bridges (Secret Service) are facing charges including money laundering and wire fraud after they plundered the Dread Pirate Roberts. Who is this Dread Pirate Roberts? Ross Ulbricht, AKA the Dread…
  • May 25

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector
    A former Oklahoma police officer has been charged for training thousands of customers on how to pass lie detectors, or polygraphs. Charged for Sharing his Knowledge 69 year old Douglas Williams has instructed willfully paying customers since…
  • May 20

    Police Entrapment

    Police Entrapment
    There’s a thin line between police setting up a legitimate bust to catch a criminal and entrapment. Entrapment is defined as: “the action of luring an individual into committing a crime in order to prosecute the person for…
Rank this Week: 586

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    June 6, 2015: Annual Cook County Expungement Summit

    June 6, 2015: Annual Cook County Expungement Summit
    Once again, I will be volunteering my day at the annual Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit and Ex-Offender Job Information Seminar and would love to see you there! This year's event will be held on June 6, 2015 at the Living Word…
  • Apr 7

    Newly-elected Republican Governor Rauner decides 59 Clemency Petitions on Good Friday

    Newly-elected Republican Governor Rauner decides 59 Clemency Petitions on Good Friday
    In keeping with his predecessor's tradition of releasing clemency petition decisions on major holidays, Governor Bruce Rauner granted two (2) pardons with authorization to expunge over this past Easter weekend. In total, our new Governor…
  • Dec 31

    Governor Quinn grants pardons to petitioners for the 3rd time in just over a month span

    Governor Quinn grants pardons to petitioners for the 3rd time in just over a month span
    Just a few hours ago, in advance of the New Year, Illinois Governor Quinn grants executive clemency to 102 more individuals. Along with the 102 grants, Gov. Quinn denied 425 petitions, bringing his total number of clemency decisions to 4,489…
Rank this Week: 3643

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

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

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • May 27

    Can I vacate my Reckless or Negligent Driving charge?

    Can I vacate my Reckless or Negligent Driving charge?
    Yes. Most of the time - if you meet specific conditions. (i.e. no new criminal convictions among others) You can still vacate a Reckless or Negligent Driving conviction reduced from DUI. However, because of recent changes to the law the...
  • May 27

    How much can I expect to pay for a deferred prosecution mental health evaluation?

    How much can I expect to pay for a deferred prosecution mental health evaluation?
    Typically, $500-$1000. The prices definitely vary by treatment agency so you may shop around. However, going to a treatment agency or mental health provider that has done deferred prosecution mental health evaluations before is very…
  • May 23

    Do I testify at the DOL Hearing?

    Do I testify at the DOL Hearing?
    Probably not. Unless it is a refusal case I do not normally have my client testify at the Department of Licensing (DOL) administrative hearing. Usually, the client's testimony will not make any difference.
Rank this Week: 4112

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Accelerated Resolution Court Act Seek to Get Cook County Inmates Out of Jail

    Accelerated Resolution Court Act Seek to Get Cook County Inmates Out of Jail
    The Illinois Senate unanimously passed a bill that would move petty, non-violent offenders out of the Cook County jail system on an expedited basis. The bill, which creates a pilot program in the Cook County Jail, is aimed at releasing…
  • May 22

    Cook County Woman Charged with Battery after Attacking Boyfriend in Public Restroom

    Cook County Woman Charged with Battery after Attacking Boyfriend in Public Restroom
    A Cook County woman was charged with domestic battery for allegedly slamming her boyfriend’s head into a public restroom following his refusal to have sex with her. She was also charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs…
  • May 20

    Forensic Podiatrists Examine Crime Scene Footprints to Identify a Suspect

    Forensic Podiatrists Examine Crime Scene Footprints to Identify a Suspect
    Often a criminal defense case will rely on the use of expert testimony. Whether it is DNA evidence, blood splatter, fingerprint or hair analysis, this evidence must be tested and interpreted, and the results relayed to the jury by an expert…
Rank this Week: 2066

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • May 27

    What are the rules for crossing an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey?

    What are the rules for crossing an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey?
    To cross an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey, pedestrians must stop and look both ways and may cross when the traffic clears or the signals turn in their favor (green in the direction you are walking). The state of New Jersey implements…
  • May 26

    Pennsylvania Moves Up Bicycle-Friendly States Ranking

    Pennsylvania Moves Up Bicycle-Friendly States Ranking
    Bicycle and pedestrian safety initiatives are key to keeping everyone safe on the road. The state of Pennsylvania has made big gains in terms of its policies regarding cyclists’ safety and has moved up in the ranks of bicycle-friendly…
  • May 22

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help
    If you’re in a car accident, you should call the police immediately. As you’re waiting for help to arrive, there are a number of things that you can be doing—assuming you’re not severely injured—that may be…
Rank this Week: 582

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!
    Nebraska abolishes the death penalty.Led by Ernie Chambers, the legislature overrides veto by vote of 30-19.Sleep tight, Judge.
  • May 26

    Considering the Monster

    Considering the Monster
    Judge Kopf is conflicted about the death penalty.  He's told us that, in various ways and at various times, most recently and explicitly (where he uses the actual word conflicted here.This morning, he offers "one side of that…
  • May 18

    Resuscitating the Dying

    Resuscitating the Dying
    It was 20 years ago when Clifford O'Sullivan sat on the witness stand in a California courtroom.  He was six years old.  He could barely see above the railing.  But he was there to testify.  Eighteen months earlier, his…
Rank this Week: 985

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/
  • May 27

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War
    "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"  -- Groucho Marx"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating…
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
Rank this Week: 178