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Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Correction Commissioner Halts Placement Of Sex Offenders At Manchester Halfway House

    Correction Commissioner Halts Placement Of Sex Offenders At Manchester Halfway House
    See earlier: Residents Concerned Over Sex Offender Group Home in Manchester 10-23-2014 Connecticut: The state will not place any more convicted sex offenders in a halfway house that residents have said does not belong in their neighborhood,…
  • Oct 22

    West Seneca Neighbors Dismayed Albany Judge Will Hear Sex Offender Group Home Case

    West Seneca Neighbors Dismayed Albany Judge Will Hear Sex Offender Group Home Case
    10-22--2014 New York: WEST SENECA, N.Y. -- The battle to move sex offenders out of a group home in West Seneca will continue in Albany. On Tuesday, the judge moved the case on the state's policy on sex offenders and housing from Erie County…
  • Oct 22

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law
    10-22-2014 Virginia: More than 100 Virginia teenagers are under investigation for sharing child pornography, even if they were simply sexting with their friends. Teens sexting, or sending nude photos to a boyfriend or girlfriend, could end…
Rank this Week: 17

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 23

    First Case of Ebola in NYC Confirmed

    First Case of Ebola in NYC Confirmed
    A doctor in New York who recently returned from Africa has been confirmed to have Ebola. It was the main story on CNN (Sirius in the car) all afternoon, segment after segment. He went bowling (I think they said last night) and he took an…
  • Oct 23

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 23

    Canadian Shooting Suspect Zehaf-Bibeau 's Background

    Canadian Shooting Suspect Zehaf-Bibeau 's Background
    The Canadian Parliament shooting suspect, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, has an interesting background. His mother, Susan Bibeau, is the head of Canada's immigration division. She has a law degree, a masters of business administration degree and…
Rank this Week: 3

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
  • Oct 23

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS
    When has a sex offender convicted of possessing child pornography paid his debt to society? It is the natural response upon hearing of children being sexually […]
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
  • Oct 13

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?
    According to the Special Analysis Unit of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the State of Texas leads the nation with number of current registered […]
Rank this Week: 519

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/
  • Oct 23

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Formalism versus Pragmatism in Evidence: Reconsidering the Absolute Ban on the Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Prove Impeaching, Untruthful Acts that Have Not…
  • Oct 23

    Sheley on The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic

    Sheley on The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic
    Erin L. Sheley (George Washington University - Law School) has posted Doubled Jeopardy: The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic (24 Law and Literature 211 (2014 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article explores how Sir Walter…
  • Oct 23

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase

    Mosteller on Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biase
    Robert P. Mosteller (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Pernicious Inferences: Double Counting and Perception and Evaluation Biases In Criminal Cases (Howard Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2015) on…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Oct 23

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014 – Talk to Teen Drivers about Driving Sober

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014 – Talk to Teen Drivers about Driving Sober
    National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 19-25. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for 14 to 18 year olds across the country, which is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has deemed this is as one of the most…
  • Oct 9

    Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

    Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI
    Amanda Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning in Sherman Oaks, California. CHP officers said they observed the 28-year-old actress driving her white Mercedes Benz SUV west on Riverside Drive, where she stopped for a red light…
  • Oct 2

    Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested on a DUI charge

    Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested on a DUI charge
    Around 50 percent of people arrested for their first DUI will face the same charges or nearly the same charges if arrested for the same offense in the future. This is the case for Olympian Michael Phelps who was arrested early Tuesday morning…
Rank this Week: 1149

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Defendant Claims Charges Against Him are Defective

    Defendant Claims Charges Against Him are Defective
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said the defendant is charged with petit larceny, theft of services, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and resisting…
  • Oct 23

    Court Discusses Issues Related to Petit Larceny Charge

    Court Discusses Issues Related to Petit Larceny Charge
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that the defendant is charged with petit larceny arising out of a "buy and bust" operation in which the undercover officer allegedly gave the defendant US currency and the defendant fled without providing the…
  • Oct 23

    Defendant is Charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument

    Defendant is Charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that the defendant was initially charged with two counts of Unlawful Receipt of Fare for Providing Access to Transit Authority Facilities, a violation, one count of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, one…
Rank this Week: 1320

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 23

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate
    Texas death row inmate Max Soffar is dying of cancer and could spend the rest of days in isolation all because of a false confession he signed decades ago as a teenager. Despite evidence of his innocence in a triple murder and a confession…
  • Oct 22

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform
    It has been only a few weeks since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its landmark report on eyewitness identification reform (Identifying the Culprit), and already there has been a significant amount of media attention paid to…
  • Oct 21

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error
    A recent Boston Globe editorial called for prosecutors to be held accountable for miscarriages of justice that occur at their hands and specifically called out a former Berkshire County prosecutor who may have withheld exculpatory evidence in…
Rank this Week: 376

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Justice and morality, not utility, are main reasons for death penalty positions on both side

    Justice and morality, not utility, are main reasons for death penalty positions on both side
    Earlier today, I noted Gallup's most recent poll on people's attitudes on the death penalty.  That post was updated later with some further data.Structured questions in polls can give useful numbers, but open-ended questions can tell us…
  • Oct 23

    How Judges Get Pushed Around, and How They Defend Themselve

    How Judges Get Pushed Around, and How They Defend Themselve
    I was intending to make my next entry about the danger our country faces from the kind of murderous episode we saw yesterday in Ottawa, when this comic relief piece in the ABA Law Journal caught me eye.  The title is,...
  • Oct 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Teen Convicted in Brutal Double-Murder: A Colorado teen convicted of murdering a soldier and his pregnant wife has been sentenced to two back-to-back life sentences.  KRDO News reports that Mayco January, who was 17-years-old at the time…
Rank this Week: 194

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1555

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    The court ultimately sentenced the defendant

    The court ultimately sentenced the defendant
    In this Criminal action, the defendant here pleaded guilty only after the court told him that, if he did not, he would be remanded until his next scheduled court appearance. The issue presented on this appeal is whether the plea...
  • Oct 23

    Executive Law § 63(3)...cont

    Executive Law § 63(3)...cont
    In another criminal case, defendant appealed from six judgments of the County Court, Nassau County, all rendered May 16, 1984, convicting him of grand larceny, petit larceny, commercial bribing in the first degree and scheme to defraud in…
  • Oct 22

    Nassau County Police Form 38 ...cont

    Nassau County Police Form 38 ...cont
    Thus, there is simply no other conclusion but that defendant was using funds invested by subsequent investors to meet his prior obligations. Investors who wished to withdraw funds from the plan were paid from funds supplied by incoming…
Rank this Week: 1427

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: 1099

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 23

    "How Changes in American Culture Triggered Hyper-Incarceration: Variations on the Tazian View"

    "How Changes in American Culture Triggered Hyper-Incarceration: Variations on the Tazian View"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Christopher Slobogin now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: American imprisonment rates are far higher than the rates in virtually every Western country, even after...
  • Oct 23

    Pope Francis now advocating for total abolition of LWOP sentences as well as the death penalty

    Pope Francis now advocating for total abolition of LWOP sentences as well as the death penalty
    As reported in this story from the Catholic News Service, the leader of the Catholic Church can now be added to the list of persons vocally advocating against life without parole sentences. Here are the details: Pope Francis called for...
  • Oct 23

    Gallup polling shows "Americans' Support for Death Penalty Stable"

    Gallup polling shows "Americans' Support for Death Penalty Stable"
    Gallup has this new report highlighting that "[s]ix in 10 Americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers, generally consistent with attitudes since 2008." Here is more: Americans' support for the death penalty has varied…
Rank this Week: 123

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: 73

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/
  • Oct 23

    Routine Traffic Stops Leads to Drug Arrest

    Routine Traffic Stops Leads to Drug Arrest
    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…
  • Oct 22

    Final Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Final Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 22

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 125

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 23

    Pope Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty & Life Sentence

    Pope Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty & Life Sentence
    "Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty’," is the AFP report, via the Guardian. Pope Francis has branded life-long prison terms “a hidden death sentence” in an attack on “penal…
  • Oct 23

    In Colorado

    In Colorado
    "Dunlap death row decision by Gov. John Hickenlooper haunts victim’s father but not other family members," is by Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post. A heartbroken father whose daughter was killed during a rampage at a suburban Chuck E.…
  • Oct 23

    Politics & Capital Punishment in Kansa

    Politics & Capital Punishment in Kansa
    The Topeka Capital-Journal reports, "Former D.A. criticizes Brownback ad depicting Carr brothers," by Tim Carpenter. Here's an extended excerpt from the beginning: The district attorney who prosecuted Sedgwick County’s notorious Carr…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Oct 23

    Intoxication as a Defense to Rape

    Intoxication as a Defense to Rape
    One of the former Vanderbilt Football players accused of rape appears to be ready to put on a defense of  intoxication as a defense. The defense for Brandon Vadenburg has filed a report of an expert where they assert that alcohol …
  • Oct 20

    Amendment 2 Where Do You stand ?

    Amendment 2 Where Do You stand ?
    Early voting has started in Tennessee . One of the measures on the ballot is a change to Tennessee's constitution. Currently , Tennessee's constitution requires that all Supreme Court Justices shall be elected. When the amendment on…
  • Oct 14

    Interrogations of Juvenile

    Interrogations of Juvenile
    Jan Hoffman of The New York Times reported on the issue of juveniles not understanding their rights when questioned by the police. The  studies show that  a juvenile is not developmentally ready to make decisions that will…
Rank this Week: 908

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: 2300

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction
    In September, Columbus Jones requested that the Ohio Supreme Court allow him to file an appeal in connection with his 2011 murder conviction for allegedly firing a gun at a fraternity house which resulted in the death of one man and injury of…
  • Oct 22

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug
    On Saturday, October 18, Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the Benton, Missouri residence of a couple for a follow-up investigation on a domestic disturbance, according to a news article at the Southeast Missourian.…
  • Oct 22

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim
    Recently, a 10-year-old boy lost his life in a crash in which the driver of one of the vehicles involved was believed to be under the influence. A multi-vehicle crash occurred in Anaheim after a pickup truck plowed into the back of a Toyota…
Rank this Week: 438

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Imaginarily Sufficient But Not Greater

    Imaginarily Sufficient But Not Greater
    It’s always struck me as silly that we as a society have decided that justice is somehow best measured by time in confinement. Speaking with an experienced former prosecutor who spent time in a foreign country helping to set up a…
  • Oct 18

    Watching The Watcher

    Watching The Watcher
    Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have drawn a great deal of attention to the issue of police brutality. One idea to address the problem involves equipping all police officers on patrol with body-worn cameras, which people apparently call…
  • Sep 30

    How It Really Work

    How It Really Work
    Rule 9.1 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure seems pretty simple. It covers a defendant’s waiver of the right to be present in court and provides as follows: [A] defendant may waive the right to be present at any proceeding by…
Rank this Week: 936

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Warrantless Searches and Your Personal Cell Phone

    Warrantless Searches and Your Personal Cell Phone
    In today’s modern world, cell phones have become nearly ubiquitous. With this in mind, privacy activists hailed the US Supreme Court’s 2014 Riley v. California decision this past summer, which ruled that law enforcement officers…
  • Oct 9

    Improper Credibility Bolstering Testimony, Video Clip Evidence Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct Conviction

    Improper Credibility Bolstering Testimony, Video Clip Evidence Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct Conviction
    A sexual misconduct conviction was thrown out by the 2d District Court of Appeal recently because the accused man did not receive a fair trial. The man’s appellate counsel argued successfully that the trial court should not…
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favor of Driver Puts Up Road Block Against Improper Traffic Stop

    Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favor of Driver Puts Up Road Block Against Improper Traffic Stop
    A recent ruling from the state’s highest court served as a clear statement regarding the limitations of proper traffic stops. Namely, the Florida Supreme Court‘s opinion reminded that, for a traffic stop stand up in court, the…
Rank this Week: 3561

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 175

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
  • Oct 23

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico
    For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just how widespread and toxic…
  • Oct 22

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason
    By Emily McGranachan, Member of Amnesty International USA’s LGBT Human Rights Coordinating Group While pundits in the U.S. lament the political stalemate on Capitol Hill, legislatures elsewhere have had a banner year. Take Uganda,…
  • Oct 21

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach
    The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace…
Rank this Week: 39

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Ramsey County Domestic Violence Sweep Huge Succe

    Ramsey County Domestic Violence Sweep Huge Succe
    Ramsey County police took part in the 12th annual domestic violence crackdown on Wednesday, and officers say the sweep was a huge success. Armed with 128 arrest warrants, 52 of Ramsey’s finest hit the streets before the sun came up to…
  • Oct 22

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime
    Despite concerns the new Green Line light rail may bring more crime to the area, University officials and Metro police say that hasn’t been the case in the five months since the transit system opened. Metro Transit police Capt. Jim…
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
Rank this Week: 800

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

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

    Ramsey County Domestic Violence Sweep Huge Succe

    Ramsey County Domestic Violence Sweep Huge Succe
    Ramsey County police took part in the 12th annual domestic violence crackdown on Wednesday, and officers say the sweep was a huge success. Armed with 128 arrest warrants, 52 of Ramsey’s finest hit the streets before the sun came up to…
  • Oct 22

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime
    Despite concerns the new Green Line light rail may bring more crime to the area, University officials and Metro police say that hasn’t been the case in the five months since the transit system opened. Metro Transit police Capt. Jim…
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
Rank this Week: 1509

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/
  • Oct 23

    Collateral Attacks on Probationary Sentence

    Collateral Attacks on Probationary Sentence
    Sometimes a good defense to an alleged probation violation is not about the violation itself, but rather about the underlying conviction or sentence. For example, if a violation occurred in month 38 of a probation period that shouldn’t…
  • Oct 22

    Stingray

    Stingray
    This weekend, the Charlotte Observer ran this article, entitled Charlotte Police Investigators Secretly Track Cellphones. The article concerns the use of so-called stingrays, also known as IMSI catchers or cell site simulators. They are…
  • Oct 21

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?
    Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. That’s why states no longer grant unrestricted driver’s licenses to teens once they turn 16, as they did when I was a kid. Instead, states grant…
Rank this Week: 1131

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Maryland Court Upholds Officer’s “Pat Down” Search of Defendant

    Maryland Court Upholds Officer’s “Pat Down” Search of Defendant
    The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. Under established case law, an officer who “pats down” or “stops and frisks” a person must be able to justify the intrusion by pointing to…
  • Oct 8

    Maryland Court Upholds Conviction of Robbery and Other Related Charge

    Maryland Court Upholds Conviction of Robbery and Other Related Charge
    Depending on the circumstances, a defendant charged in a criminal action may be able to assert several different defenses, some of which could result in a reduction of the severity of the charges or an acquittal. In a recent case, the…
  • Sep 24

    Maryland Court Denied Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence

    Maryland Court Denied Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence
    There is no question that criminal arrests vary from case to case. But every defendant is entitled to certain protections under the law. And in many cases, the defendant (the person arrested or charged with a crime) may be entitled to raise…
Rank this Week: 3511

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Hard Money Lender Sentenced To Prison For Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Sentenced To Prison For Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and $831,607 in restitution for structuring…
  • Oct 22

    3 Indicted for Scheme to Provide Underqualified Borrowers New Credit Score

    3 Indicted for Scheme to Provide Underqualified Borrowers New Credit Score
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Benjamin Bland, 39, Glen Allen, Virginia; Michael Westbrook, 36; and Anthony Simpson, 43, both of Baltimore, on charges arising from a scheme to allow individuals with poor credit histories and criminal records to obtain…
  • Oct 22

    Fraudster Homebuilder Gets Lengthy Sentence for Ripping of Real Estate Investor

    Fraudster Homebuilder Gets Lengthy Sentence for Ripping of Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Patrick J. Belzner, a/k/a Patrick McCloskey, 45, Selbyville, Delaware, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 15 years in prison followed, by three years of supervised release, on charges of wire…
Rank this Week: 4

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Blackwater Contractors Convicted of Killings in Iraq

    Blackwater Contractors Convicted of Killings in Iraq
    This past Wednesday, October 22, 2014, four former Blackwater contractors were convicted in the infamous 2o007 killings in Baghdad, by a federal jury. In 2007, at the height of the United States incursion in Iraq, seventeen Iraqi civilians…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue
    Congressional Republicans have been vocal in demanding the United States impose travel bans from African nations where Ebola infection rates are high. Travel bans have a long history of being of dubious value, and a look at travel bans…
  • Oct 14

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case
    The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida opened a Grand Jury indictment on October 10, 2014 and made a new arrest in the Rothstein scam. A now “former” regional vice president of TD Bank, Mr.…
Rank this Week: 541

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
Rank this Week: 3176

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback
    DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. has agreed to pay $350 million over allegations they paid kickbacks to induce referral fees for dialysis treatment. The allegations involve kickbacks that were paid between 2005 and 2014 to physicians and…
  • Oct 18

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport
    A Canadian pilot and his passenger were arrested October 10, 2014 for allegedly trying to smuggle $2 million in ecstasy into John Wayne Airport. Giles Lapointe, 61 and Krista Boseley, 30 are in federal custody on charges of conspiracy to…
  • Oct 15

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board
    Dr. Violeta Moyer De Jesus was placed on five years of probation by the California Medical Board after the board found her unsafe to practice safely due to her bipolar condition. Dr. De Jesus was subjected to a psychiatric evaluation las…
Rank this Week: 378

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County
    According to data recently compiled by information services provided Esri, and as reported by the South Florida Business Journal, you're more likely to live in a high crime area in Miami-Dade County than in any other county in South…
  • Oct 20

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison
    The Florida criminal case of Michael Dunn, who shot at a car full of teenagers and ended up killing one of them back in 2012, attracted media attention in particular for its apparent similarities to the case of George Zimmerman. In both…
  • Oct 19

    Florida Judge: Red Light Camera Ticket Violated State Law

    Florida Judge: Red Light Camera Ticket Violated State Law
    Our traffic ticket defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that Florida's unpopular, so-called red light cameras are regarded both as a nuisance and an intrusion, and the programs allowing them have had their…
Rank this Week: 709

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Oct 23

    Berwick Man Arrested on Child Porn Charge

    Berwick Man Arrested on Child Porn Charge
    Peter Anderson of Berwick, Maine, was arrested on possession of child pornography charges and brought before the federal court in Portland, Maine where bail was set at $50,000.00 unsecured.  This means that Mr.Anderson was allowed to…
  • Oct 22

    How do DUI Checkpoints Work in Maine?

    How do DUI Checkpoints Work in Maine?
    DUI or OUI checkpoints have become commonplace across the nation.  In Maine, DUI checkpoints need to meet the following criteria: 1st - Advanced notice must be published online or in a local newspaper.  Oftentimes, we see Maine law…
  • Oct 21

    Former Convicted Felony Gets 16 Years in Federal Prison in a Maine Federal Gun Charge Case

    Former Convicted Felony Gets 16 Years in Federal Prison in a Maine Federal Gun Charge Case
    Former convicted felon, Jerome Hudson, pled guilty to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon earlier this year.  The mandatory minimum penalty under federal law is 15 years.  Mr. Hudson's mandatory minimum sentence was driven…
Rank this Week: 4167

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1488

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Halloween & Trick or Treating Safety Tips – Dates & Times for New Hampshire

    Halloween & Trick or Treating Safety Tips – Dates & Times for New Hampshire
    Trick or treaters can’t always rely on motor vehicle drivers to abide by the rules of the road or take their safety into consideration. As such, it is up to pedestrians to keep themselves safe while out trick or treating for Halloween.
  • Oct 14

    If Pulled Over by Police in New Hampshire for DUI…..

    If Pulled Over by Police in New Hampshire for DUI…..
    The action of being pulled over by the police for any reason can be distressing and cause a driver to panic.
  • Sep 19

    NH Motorcycle Fatality

    NH Motorcycle Fatality
    A man from Pittsfield, New Hampshire was killed recently when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.
Rank this Week: 3270

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    When Any Alpaca Will Do

    When Any Alpaca Will Do
    No doubt a psychologist can explain how prescribing a guinea pig for emotional support serves a real purpose, a medically necessary purpose, even if it defies empirical proof.  And similarly, there are those who will speak in…
  • Oct 23

    To Silence Mumia

    To Silence Mumia
    Regardless of whether you think Mumia Abu-Jamal to be a cop killer or political prisoner of a racist legal system, his voice continued to ring out, first from death row and later from his life-cell after his sentence was reduced to…
  • Oct 22

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me
    Via Tim Cushing at Techdirt, a pseudonymous cop who calls himself Deputy Matt explains at the Daily Caller how the evil forces of the media have turned the heads of not just the “normal criminal element” but good people,…
Rank this Week: 58

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Glass is 5/62 full – The New York Hurrell-Harring Settlement

    The Glass is 5/62 full – The New York Hurrell-Harring Settlement
    byJill Paperno, Esq.,author of  Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseAs criminal defense lawyers, and especially as public defenders, we are often a unique combination of optimism and pessimism.  We become…
  • Oct 21

    Motion to dismiss the indictment based on denial of the defendant's right to testify before the grand jury; revisited

    Motion to dismiss the indictment based on denial of the defendant's right to testify before the grand jury; revisited
    The October 17th News Picks email update to New York State Defender Association members (a great organization and valuable source for criminal law developments, $75/year for attorneys, $15/year for students, a bargain at twice the price)…
  • Oct 21

    Is sum and substance good enough for Grand Jury testimony?

    Is sum and substance good enough for Grand Jury testimony?
    The prosecution’s new penchant for videotaping confessions/interrogations raises the following issue. The facts are generally straight forward. The defendant is arrested, detained and interrogated by police investigators. The entire…
Rank this Week: 4684

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?
    How does “gaslighting” relate to Ohio DUI laws? In the 1944 film Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman’s character  Paula Alquist Anton meets and marries the charming Gregory Anton played by Charles Boyer.  The husband does…
  • Oct 22

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?
    Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk…
  • Oct 20

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert
    Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation.  Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this…
Rank this Week: 594

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Oct 23

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement
    Just because you repeat something over and over does not make it true.  Nor are you permitted to “bolster” your own witness. A “prior consistent statement” – a witness’ previous statement that is…
  • Oct 14

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”
    Guest Post by Tyler Wolff* These are the first words that went through my head when the jury found me guilty of my second DUI.  The first one was a dangerous mistake:  I was young, underage, drinking with a fake ID, and hadn’t…
  • Oct 9

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence
    Dear Juvenile Client: You must think I am one really, really good lawyer. Why else would you violate every condition of your pre-trial probation — knowing that this would result in your being locked up until forever — unless you…
Rank this Week: 638

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Oct 23

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech
    "You are also ordered not to post any further information about [Chelsea Van Valeknburg] or her personal life or online to [unclear] hate mobs." - Chelsea Van Valkenburg (AKA Zoe Quinn) v. Eron Gjoni. When people say mean things…
  • Oct 23

    Rebecca Vipond Brink and I Had a Minor Misunderstanding

    Rebecca Vipond Brink and I Had a Minor Misunderstanding
    UPDATE: There was a miscommunication. Stuff people say on Twitter can sometimes look goofy out of contenxt. Ms. Brink and I discussed the issue and realize it was a simple misunderstanding.
  • Oct 16

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit

    Rich Gaspari, Myofusion, Marc Lobliner, and Amino Spiking Lawsuit
    Marc Lobliner is a supplement company ownder and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tiger Fitness Nutrition. Lobliner was one of the first supplement company owners to call out the practice of amino spiking protein powders. Amino spiking is…
Rank this Week: 380

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Oct 23

    Are There Defenses to Murder in California?

    Are There Defenses to Murder in California?
    Few criminal offenses carry with them the potential penalties that murder does in the State of California. In fact, capital murder can result in the death penalty in California, clearly the harshest possible penalty available. If you have…
  • Oct 21

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California
    As a result of campaigns by groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, to raise public awareness about the risks associated with drinking and driving, the laws relating to driving under the influence, or DUI,  have changed…
  • Oct 16

    What Is Extortion in California?

    What Is Extortion in California?
    Have you ever been in a situation, knowingly or unknowingly, where you may have blackmailed someone? Meaning that you used information against someone in order to get something you wanted. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, or maybe you were…
Rank this Week: 4459

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Oct 23

    Oregon Senator plans to vote in favor of marijuana legalization

    Oregon Senator plans to vote in favor of marijuana legalization
    In another sign of the changing politics on marijuana legalization, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley told TalkingPointsMemo.com that he plans to vote for the marijuana legalization ballot measure in Oregon. "I lean in support of it," the…
  • Oct 21

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign
    Talk about perfect timing! Kenneth Leon and Ronald Weitzer's article, Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Comparing Ballot Outcomes in Four States, is available through the Social Science Research Network. Here's the abstract: Medical…
  • Oct 21

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible
    This new Denver Post article, headlined "Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord," documents the enduring challenges and debates over the best regulatory frameworks for states which have moved away from…
Rank this Week: 3241

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: 1731

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/
  • Oct 22

    Can I Be Convicted Of DWI In New Jersey For Driving After Taking A Legally Prescribed Medicine?

    Can I Be Convicted Of DWI In New Jersey For Driving After Taking A Legally Prescribed Medicine?
    Yes, it is possible to be convicted of DWI in New Jersey if prosecutors can prove that you were intoxicated by a legally prescribed medicine at the time of your arrest. These are difficult cases to prove, because unlike alcohol arrests, you…
  • Oct 22

    Does New Jersey’s DWI Law Include Driving While Stoned?

    Does New Jersey’s DWI Law Include Driving While Stoned?
    Yes, the DWI statute in New Jersey includes a prohibition on operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of illegal drugs and prescription drugs that can cause intoxication. Unlike a DWI arrest for alcohol, police cannot force you to…
  • Oct 19

    For How Long Will Insurance Companies Punish Me For A DWI In New Jersey?

    For How Long Will Insurance Companies Punish Me For A DWI In New Jersey?
    This varies from company to company. Some insurers will never issue a policy to someone who’s had a DWI, while others will be willing to insure you at very high rates. Your current policy will likely get much more expensive if…
Rank this Week: 2190

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Oct 22

    Falschbeschuldigung: BGH verwirft Revision von Heidi K.

    Falschbeschuldigung: BGH verwirft Revision von Heidi K.
    Der 2. Strafsenat am Bundesgerichtshof bestätigte gestern die Verurteilung von Heidi K. wegen schwerer Freiheitsberaubung in mittelbarer Täterschaft (§§ 239 Abs. 3 Nr. 1 StGB, 25 Abs. 1, 2. Alt. StGB). Das Urteil ist damit…
  • Oct 22

    Vergewaltigung im Stadtpark war nur erfunden

    Vergewaltigung im Stadtpark war nur erfunden
    Am Sonntag zeigte eine 15-Jährige gegenüber der Polizei an, auf einer Parkbank im Hamburger Stadtpark vergewaltigt worden zu sein. Am Abend im Hamburger Stadtpark Gegen 21:00 Uhr saß sie dort mit ihrer Freundin in der…
  • Oct 22

    Es mangelt an qualifiziertem Nachwuch

    Es mangelt an qualifiziertem Nachwuch
    Bankraub erfordert Durchsetzungsvermögen, Tankstellen zu überfallen Kaltblütigkeit und Autos zu knacken technisches Verständnis. An qualifiziertem Nachwuchs mangelt es allerdings in der Branche, befindet Sara Schurmann im…
Rank this Week: 3601

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/
  • Oct 22

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame
    On November 7, 2011, counsel for Gilbert filed a no-error brief pursuant to Anders v.California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396 (1967). On March 30, 2012, the majority ordered briefing on the issues of whether the trial court had the…
  • Oct 20

    Stonecatcher

    Stonecatcher
    So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.John 8:7 (King James Version)The scene: A courthouse hallway in New OrleansThe cast:The narrator:…
  • Oct 10

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule
    I'm at a gathering of criminal defense lawyers which just naturally gets me thinking about what criminal defense lawyers do.  And no, I'm not wading back into that thicket today, though if you're remarkably bored you can search the…
Rank this Week: 277