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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 26

    Gaudet & Marchant on Neuroimaging Evidence

    Gaudet & Marchant on Neuroimaging Evidence
    Lyn M. Gaudet and Gary E. Marchant (Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for Law, Science, and Innovation and Arizona State University - College of Law) have posted Under the Radar: Neuroimaging Evidence in the Criminal Courtroom (Drake…
  • Sep 26

    Hopwood on Clarity in Criminal Law

    Hopwood on Clarity in Criminal Law
    Shon Hopwood has posted Clarity in Criminal Law (American Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Over the past thirty years, thousands of new federal criminal laws have been enacted, many of which are unclear and…
  • Sep 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 495 Student Surveillance, Racial Inequalities, and Implicit Racial Bias Jason P. Nance University of Florida Levin College of Law Date posted to database: 29 Aug 2016 2 312…
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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 26

    Complacency Mongers, Start Your Engines!

    Complacency Mongers, Start Your Engines!
    Today, the FBI came out with a shocking crime report.  A total of 1,532 more people were murdered in the Untied States in 2015 the the year before.  The represents an 11% increase in the number of murders.  The murder...
  • Sep 23

    Polls and the Importance of Question Wording

    Polls and the Importance of Question Wording
    In mid-August, Bill and I both noted a poll by the Institute for Government Studies at Berkeley on the competing death penalty propositions.  That poll found the repeal proposition losing by 45-55 and the reform proposition winning by a…
  • Sep 22

    Stop and Frisk

    Stop and Frisk
    The controversy over the practice of "stop and frisk" has entered the presidential campaign.  Let's begin with a trivia question.  Who wrote the Supreme Court decision upholding "stop and frisk" upon reasonable suspicion?(a) …
Rank this Week: 177

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Gahanna OVI Charge Amended To Avoid License Suspension

    Gahanna OVI Charge Amended To Avoid License Suspension
    A short time ago, a young man from Gahanna, Ohio found himself in a frightful legal position, when he was arrested and charged with his first OVI after the police determined he was above the legal limit to drive. The man was facing a lengthy…
  • Sep 22

    Charges Dismissed For Mother Charged With Child Endangerment

    Charges Dismissed For Mother Charged With Child Endangerment
    Recently, a woman found herself in a tragic set of circumstances that led to some very serious criminal charges. One day, while caring for her young child, the woman became inebriated and without proper supervision, her child was found…
  • Sep 21

    How Much Does An ACDA Ticket Cost?

    How Much Does An ACDA Ticket Cost?
    Under Ohio law, a motorist can be penalized for violating what is known as the state’s Assured Clear Distance Ahead (ACDA) law. This law, which is set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.21, provides that “No person shall…
Rank this Week: 700

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Debate Arises Over Treatment of Juvenile Detainees in Criminal Justice System

    Debate Arises Over Treatment of Juvenile Detainees in Criminal Justice System
    Juveniles and minors are certainly capable of committing crimes, just as adults are, and the criminal justice system has laws that are specially designed to handle juvenile offenders. Being a minor does not mean you give up any constitutional…
  • Sep 19

    Evidence Suppressed When Officer Puts Head too Far into Vehicle

    Evidence Suppressed When Officer Puts Head too Far into Vehicle
    Constitutionality can often be a question of inches. What an officer does, or where he or she goes in the process of investigating or arresting someone can be the difference between evidence being constitutional and thus admissible or being…
  • Sep 14

    Differing Burdens Made a Difference in Freddie Gray Acquittal

    Differing Burdens Made a Difference in Freddie Gray Acquittal
    A judge has acquitted a Maryland law enforcement officer involved in the death of Freddie Gray. No matter how you feel about the ultimate decision, the case continues to provide teaching points about how our criminal justice system works. One…
Rank this Week: 3914

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/
  • Sep 26

    Ordering Occupants Out of Their Vehicles — And into Officers’ Cruiser

    Ordering Occupants Out of Their Vehicles — And into Officers’ Cruiser
    May an officer, during a traffic stop, order an occupant out of the stopped vehicle? Into the officer’s vehicle? The law on this question has become unsettled. Mimms: officers may order occupants out. The United States Supreme Court has…
  • Sep 23

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Protests erupted in Charlotte this week in response to an officer-involved shooting of a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, on Tuesday afternoon.  The protests, which have caused law enforcement officers to don riot gear and use tear gas to…
  • Sep 22

    State v. Lindsey:  Another Close Call on Probable Cause for DWI

    State v. Lindsey:  Another Close Call on Probable Cause for DWI
    Do the following facts provide probable cause to arrest for impaired driving? An officer pulls behind a vehicle at a stoplight around 3 a.m. and sees that its registration is expired.  He activates his blue lights, and the defendant…
Rank this Week: 982

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 2022

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder
    This post examines an opinion from the District Court of Appeals of Florida -- Fourth District:  Ho v. State, 2016 WL 4916840 (2016).  [a]ppellant Jimmy Ho was convicted of kidnapping and first degree murder with a firearm…
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
  • Sep 21

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot
    This post examines a decision from the California Court of Appeals – Second District: People v. Estrada, 2016 WL 4729515 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that Jose Raul Estradaappeals from a judgment entered after he pleaded…
Rank this Week: 132

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 26

    The Thin Line Between De-Escalation And Death

    The Thin Line Between De-Escalation And Death
    The video was recorded by private investigator Ken Sheppard, who was doing his job. It was just a routine workers’ compensation fraud case for Ken Sheppard.  Show up for a spot check, do some surveillance of the subject and…
  • Sep 26

    Dead Men Tell No Tale

    Dead Men Tell No Tale
    For a bright shining moment, it was on everyone’s radar. A nation watched in horror as young black men lay dead on the street. And then it was gone, hijacked by shrieking children who were not only still alive, but amongst the most…
  • Sep 25

    Chased Away

    Chased Away
    The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, because she doesn’t suck as bad as Trump of “her intellect, experience and courage.”  Lionel Shriver explains why it falls on deaf ears.* Midway through my…
Rank this Week: 54

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2719

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 2242

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/
  • Sep 26

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation
    For mostly historical, family reasons (both sides of my family are from the Texas Panhandle, with ties to Oklahoma), Grits has always enjoyed ribbing our friends from Oklahoma, contending for example that the best thing ever to come out of…
  • Sep 24

    Don't gloat that Texas is ahead on forensic-science reform

    Don't gloat that Texas is ahead on forensic-science reform
    Meagan Flynn at the Houston Press is right that Texas is ahead of the feds and the rest of the country right now on forensic science reform, but that fact provides cold comfort. As Grits noted in an earlier roundup, this week the president's…
  • Sep 22

    DPS on de-escalation training: We already do that

    DPS on de-escalation training: We already do that
    Among the settlement terms leaked to the press in the Sandra Bland case this week was a statement that the Texas Department of Public Safety would provide de-escalation training for current and future troopers.The Houston Chronicle reported…
Rank this Week: 113

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2112

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 2334

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Sep 26

    Clues to Hidden Income and Assets in Divorce

    Clues to Hidden Income and Assets in Divorce
    I often get asked how someone will know if their spouse is hiding income or assets in a divorce. Sometimes it is obvious when a document is discovered or information is leaked by someone in the know. But what if you just have a…
  • Sep 23

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne
    Defendants in criminal cases such as tax fraud, money laundering, or embezzlement often need forensic accountants to help evaluate complex financial situations. Should you provide expert witness services to criminal defendants? Tracy…
  • Sep 20

    Corporate Identity Theft: It Isn’t Just For People Anymore

    Corporate Identity Theft: It Isn’t Just For People Anymore
    You thought only people experience identity theft. Only individuals become victims of dumpster diving or poor computer security. Someone gets a credit card in your name, and you’ve become a victim. You didn’t even consider that a…
Rank this Week: 24

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Justice Dept & FBI trash PCAST forensic evidence for findings they did not want to hear

    Justice Dept & FBI trash PCAST forensic evidence for findings they did not want to hear
    The Justice Department's and FBI's trashing of PCAST's Report is the very definition of confirmation bias, through trashing a Report whose findings the Justice Department and FBI did not want to hear.
  • Sep 24

    Keeping off weight as a way to be trial battle ready, through not feeling deprived nor obsessed

    Keeping off weight as a way to be trial battle ready, through not feeling deprived nor obsessed
    If one finds a weight loss approach that satisfies the eater, without feeling constantly deprived with the chosen changed eating and exercising lifestyle, nor upset when deviating from that path, the person is more likely to continue on the…
  • Sep 23

    Beware having criminal defense clients testify

    Beware having criminal defense clients testify
    A testifying criminal defendant is on the witness stand only to answer the posed questions and tell the truth. Certainly, the criminal defense lawyer is obligated fully to prepare his or her client to testify
Rank this Week: 1409

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Morning Radio: : Better Clothe

    Morning Radio: : Better Clothe
    Monday.  Long week ahead.Making the most out of everything.New music.New books.New art.Here's Crooked Man with his new single.DFA does it again.
  • Sep 20

    Top Ten: September 21, 2016

    Top Ten: September 21, 2016
    10.  Charles Bukowski's You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense.   Bukowski will go down as one of the great poets of our times.  Not because he is or was, but because those whose voices speak the loudest believe he…
  • Sep 5

    Morning Radio: The Great Underrated

    Morning Radio: The Great Underrated
    Monday.All the great underrated guitarists.Not to mention the overrated.But the one who is hardly ever mentioned.  The one who shredded rock licks while funk was being played all round him.The one who could play heavy metal, jazz, soul,…
Rank this Week: 63

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?

    How Do Lawyers’ Expertise Matter in Ordinary Litigation?
    Rebecca L. Sandefur, Elements of Professional Expertise: Understanding Relational and Substantive Expertise through Lawyers’ Impact, 80 Am. Soc. Rev. 909 (2015).Sida LiuLawyers play important roles in litigation. To scholars and law…
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
Rank this Week: 157

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Handling the stress of being charged with Drunk Driving in Massachusett

    Handling the stress of being charged with Drunk Driving in Massachusett
    As a Massachusetts OUI lawyer who has represented numerous clients dealing with an OUI charge, I understand it can be extremely difficult. In this blog I want to offer some guidance on how to get through the charge. For many people it is…
  • Sep 21

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that the police had no reasonable suspicion to stop a black male walking on the streets in Roxbury believed to be a suspect in a breaking and entering. As result of the seizure, the police found…
  • Sep 21

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial
    Key to Cosby’s success at upcoming jury trial will be the judge’s ruling on numerous motions in liming defining what evidence the jury will get to hear at trial. A judge has ruled that prosecutors can use a phone call that was…
Rank this Week: 295

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Serious Are Mississippi Charges of a Drug Paraphernalia Crime?

    How Serious Are Mississippi Charges of a Drug Paraphernalia Crime?
    (Image Credit: public-domain-image.com) Although you (like most adults) is most likely aware that being caught in possession of an illegal drug such as cocaine, heroin or marijuana can result in serious legal troubles, you may not be aware…
  • Sep 22

    What Types of Defenses are Available for Drug Crimes in Mississippi?

    What Types of Defenses are Available for Drug Crimes in Mississippi?
    (Image Credit: pexels.com) If you have been charged with a drug crime in the state of Mississippi, you may feel as though there is little hope for your future. While the charges certainly are serious—and should be taken…
  • Sep 19

    When Is Breaking and Entering a Felony?

    When Is Breaking and Entering a Felony?
    (Image Credit: pexels.com) The term “breaking and entering” usually conjures up an image similar to those we see in the movies. A person dressed entirely in black sneaks into an open window and steals the family silver. Breaking…
Rank this Week: 384

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/
  • Sep 26

    Commercial vehicle injury crash on Clear Lakes Grade.

    Commercial vehicle injury crash on Clear Lakes Grade.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Sep 25

    UPDATE: Crash with blockage on US30 near Bli

    UPDATE: Crash with blockage on US30 near Bli
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Sep 25

    Crash causes blockage on US30 near Bli

    Crash causes blockage on US30 near Bli
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 74

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Sep 26

    What the Kimye-Taylor Swift Feud Taught Us About Recording Conversation

    What the Kimye-Taylor Swift Feud Taught Us About Recording Conversation
    Are you aware of the “Kimye” and Taylor Swift feud? The latest piece of celebrity gossip may serve as juicy fodder for the rumor mill, but it also raises some interesting legal questions. For the uninitiated, here’s the…
  • Sep 19

    How Common is Domestic Abuse?

    How Common is Domestic Abuse?
    Domestic violence remains a problem both in the United States as well as globally. It affects both women and men: about 85% of domestic violence victims are women and 15% are men. Domestic violence comes in several forms. Here are the most…
  • Sep 12

    FAQs About Domestic Violence

    FAQs About Domestic Violence
    Being accused of a crime is a daunting prospect. Knowing the facts about how the criminal charge process works can help bring you some peace of mind. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about criminal charges and domestic…
Rank this Week: 84

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    NEW GRUNTS

    NEW GRUNTS
    The new ASAs, fresh out of law school, shiny new suits, fancy graduation-gift briefcases, and fully indoctrinated on the Miami-ASA way, hit the courtrooms today.Over the weekend, long time ASA Frank Ledee was honored by the League of…
  • Sep 24

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016
    The surprise of the week is that the majority of the Survivor pool is picking your Miami Dolphins, at home against the Browns.After another scintillating week of picks last week, we confidently take on a difficult week three schedule,…
  • Sep 22

    FIRST DAY OF FALL

    FIRST DAY OF FALL
    Today at 10:21 was the Fall Equinox. No, that is not tumbling to the ground at a local gym. The Fall Equinox,  or Autumnal Equinox, as any robed reader would tell you, is when (other than the polar regions, duh!)…
Rank this Week: 636

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2423

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 25

    Bono to Las Vegas: Don't Gamble on Trump, You'll Lose it All

    Bono to Las Vegas: Don't Gamble on Trump, You'll Lose it All
    At the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas Friday -- U2 blows up Donald Trump on the big screen. Bono says, "Las Vegas, Are you ready to gamble?" "Are you ready to gamble your house?" "Are you ready to gamble the American dream?" On the big…
  • Sep 24

    Narcos' Season 3 to Focus on Cali Cartel

    Narcos' Season 3 to Focus on Cali Cartel
    Pablo Escobar's son lists 28 inaccuracies in Narcos Season 2. Not to be outdone, with Narcos planning of butchering the story of the Cali Cartel next, William Abadia-Rodriguez, son of Cali leader Miguel Rodriguez-Orejuela, has an op-ed in…
  • Sep 24

    Saturday Night Open Thread

    Saturday Night Open Thread
    Charlotte police have released the dash cam video of the shooting of Keith Scott. (No link due to auto-play video -- I can't even find an article without one to know what's in the video, so if you are following the story, use google.) …
Rank this Week: 3

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Sep 25

    3 Things You Need to Know About Miranda Right

    3 Things You Need to Know About Miranda Right
    Miranda warnings are intended to help you avoid running afoul of your constitutional rights if you are in custody, and the police plan to question you regarding your involvement in a crime. Here are three facts revealed about your Miranda…
  • Sep 9

    Mistake of Law: How to Challenge Your Unlawful Stop

    Mistake of Law: How to Challenge Your Unlawful Stop
    after the Stop. Can an Arizona Officer's misreading of an unambiguous law give rise to reasonable suspicion, thereby making a stop lawful? This was a question for a recent Arizona appellate court to decide. In the case, the court…
  • Aug 26

    Marijuana Odor Probable Cause for Search Warrant in Arizona

    Marijuana Odor Probable Cause for Search Warrant in Arizona
    The Arizona Supreme Court recently considered whether the smell of marijuana was enough to establish probable cause for the purpose of issuing a search warrant in light of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). The AZ Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 3527

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi
    Justice delayed is justice denied, but in Illinois time can be a great solver of complex puzzles thanks to the use of DNA technologies. Recently there was a case in which a rape suspect was allowed to roam free thanks to a late identification…
  • Sep 22

    Crimes Against Illinois State Officials: Harsh Punishments in Cook and DuPage County

    Crimes Against Illinois State Officials: Harsh Punishments in Cook and DuPage County
    Attacking a state official is never a good idea in the best of circumstances. First of all, police officers are officers of the court. Therefore the defendant will be setting themselves up for a challenging criminal prosecution process. The…
  • Aug 31

    Drug Dealer Faces Homicide Charge After Client Overdose

    Drug Dealer Faces Homicide Charge After Client Overdose
    Did you know that drug dealers can be held criminally responsible if their clients die from an overdose after purchasing their drugs? In Illinois, a drug dealer in this situation can be charged with reckless homicide. This is exactly what…
Rank this Week: 732

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    A Loophole for Felony Driving on a Suspended License

    A Loophole for Felony Driving on a Suspended License
    Laws need not be logical to be legal.  For example, does it make any sense that a motorcycle cop can issue a citation for failing to wear a seat belt?  What motorcycle has seat belts?   Does it make any sense to charge an 18…
  • Sep 5

    Lawyers Gone Wild

    Lawyers Gone Wild
    What if you were just told that you’re about to hear a “shocking, unethical, and unprofessional” story?  First, the word “shocking” sounds like something straight out of The National Enquirer, and every week…
  • Aug 28

    Intention Is Everything (?)

    Intention Is Everything (?)
    “The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”  — John Burroughs “All that counts in life is intention.” — Andrea Bucelli There’s plenty of opinions out there on what, exactly, we…
Rank this Week: 3918

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2292

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1146

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Australia should take a stand on Veloso

    Australia should take a stand on Veloso
    Source: Lowy Interpreter (23 September 2016)http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2016/09/23/Australia-should-take-a-stand-on-Veloso.aspxIn April last year, Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were among eight people executed by firing…
  • Sep 22

    Calls to abolish death penalty grow louder in Japan

    Calls to abolish death penalty grow louder in Japan
    Source: South China Morning Post (21 September 2016)http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2021350/calls-abolish-death-penalty-grow-louder-japanJapan’s use of the death penalty is expected to come under unprecedented domestic…
  • Sep 19

    Widodo clarifies Duterte statement on Mary Jane Veloso – report

    Widodo clarifies Duterte statement on Mary Jane Veloso – report
    Source: GMA (16 September 2016)http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/581647/news/pinoyabroad/widodo-clarifies-duterte-statement-on-mary-jane-veloso-reportIndonesian President Joko Widodo has clarified his earlier statement on President Rodrigo…
Rank this Week: 1119

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Report: Domestic Violence Incidents Made Deadlier By Greater Availability of Gun

    Report: Domestic Violence Incidents Made Deadlier By Greater Availability of Gun
    It’s estimated that more than 2,000 people die every year in domestic violence incidents in the U.S. Of those who die, more than 70 percent are women and in more than half of all cases, it’s a firearm that is used to carry out the…
  • Sep 20

    22 Drug Arrests in Fort Lauderdale “Operation Bad Karma”

    22 Drug Arrests in Fort Lauderdale “Operation Bad Karma”
    Police in Fort Lauderdale recently made a targeted effort to take down an alleged drug trafficking ring in South Middle River near downtown. They launched a six month undercover investigation, dubbed “Operation Bad Karma,” in…
  • Sep 17

    Florida Supreme Court Considers Expert Witness Standard Change

    Florida Supreme Court Considers Expert Witness Standard Change
    Three years ago, Florida legislators passed a controversial bill that affected almost every kind of court case in the system – including criminal cases. The change involved the standard to which expert witnesses are held in court. Their…
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Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 24

    NCDD and NACDL wrap up a successful conference in Las Vega

    NCDD and NACDL wrap up a successful conference in Las Vega
    The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) just wrapped up their annual Las Vegas seminar.  As usual, it was well attended and the presentations were very informative. The…
  • Sep 24

    Hillary Clinton for President

    Hillary Clinton for President
    This is the endorsement of the New York Times.  I was going to write one but the Times did a great job with it.  So I am reprinting it here.  I will add that her Supreme Court and other judicial picks will be much better than…
  • Jul 28

    NCDD Summer Session hits it out of the park

    NCDD Summer Session hits it out of the park
    The National College for DUI Defense (www.ncdd.com) just completed its annual summer session held in Cambridge Massachusetts.  The session featured large lectures, small lectures, breakouts, and small elective seminars. Topics…
Rank this Week: 3200

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Report: Alleged Drunk Driver in Boston Hits Police Cruiser – Trooper Injured

    Report: Alleged Drunk Driver in Boston Hits Police Cruiser – Trooper Injured
    According to a recent news feature from CBS Local Boston, a woman has just been arrested after she allegedly crashed into a Massachusetts State Police Cruiser in Boston, injuring a trooper.  Authorities say the alleged drunk driving…
  • Sep 22

    Police Officer Accused of Drunk Driving Crash Talks Fast Food

    Police Officer Accused of Drunk Driving Crash Talks Fast Food
    In a rather bizarre incident reported by KATU 2 News, a police officer alleged to have been responsible for a drunk driving crash in a city-owned vehicle. He reportedly struck up a conversation with arresting officers about fast food and…
  • Sep 19

    Report: Police Do Not Have to Read Miranda to Boston Drunk Driving Suspect

    Report: Police Do Not Have to Read Miranda to Boston Drunk Driving Suspect
    There is no doubt that state legislators and organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are trying to make it tougher for those who decide to drink to the point of intoxication and then get behind the wheel of a car.  The…
Rank this Week: 466

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
  • Sep 24

    Self-defense: Dominance, Escalation and Deception

    Self-defense: Dominance, Escalation and Deception
    Some physical attacks are part of a robbery, a rape, a riot, or planned. Putting those to one side for now, let’s look at the other sort – attacks that spontaneously rise from anger, conflict or a sense of having been treated…
  • Sep 14

    Self-defense and The Other

    Self-defense and The Other
    The reality is that when people in our culture see two people fighting they’ll generally view them both as The Other, with suspicion. Similarly, when people hear about or think about people fighting they will tend to presume that the…
  • Mar 24

    Remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 in Minnesota? Amend SF 1219 & HF1376

    Remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 in Minnesota? Amend SF 1219 & HF1376
    The Minnesota State Senate and State House now have a Bill pending to amend the Minnesota Controlled Substances Act to add various drugs and substances to the various Schedules. This is a perfect opportunity for us to urge the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 4499

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 2227

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2940

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Voting Booth Selfies – Illegal in Connecticut?

    Voting Booth Selfies – Illegal in Connecticut?
    Someone asked me other day what I meant by being a fan of Americana. Apple Pie. Parades. The Big E. Voting Booth Selfies?   Not so fast. As the Presidential election heats up, no matter who you’re voting for, you can be sure…
  • Sep 17

    The 3 Most Common Underage Drinking Crimes in Darien & New Canaan

    The 3 Most Common Underage Drinking Crimes in Darien & New Canaan
    New Canaan and Darien Connecticut police are dialing up their underage drinking party enforcement efforts. With school back in session, teenagers and high school students in small towns like Darien and New Canaan Connecticut are once again…
  • Sep 14

    Remembering Dr. Paul Turner – Expert & Compassionate Forensic Evaluator

    Remembering Dr. Paul Turner – Expert & Compassionate Forensic Evaluator
    This is my second remembrance and tribute blog posting in a week’s time. Until last week, I’ve never even considered writing one. Yet this week the legal community—as well as the Fairfield County Community as a…
Rank this Week: 2796

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 462

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Sep 23

    Courtroom Etiquette 101: The Do’s and Don’t of the Courtroom

    Courtroom Etiquette 101: The Do’s and Don’t of the Courtroom
    Courtroom Etiquette: Check Electronics, E-Cigs, and Emotions at Door For one reason or another, just about everyone will enter a criminal courtroom at some point in their lives. Whether you’re a defendant, a potential juror, or a…
  • Sep 21

    How Low-Level Federal Drug Charges Can Lead to Massive Sentence

    How Low-Level Federal Drug Charges Can Lead to Massive Sentence
    Federal Drug Attorney Explains How Low-Level Federal Drug Charges Lead to High Sentences The United States Sentencing Guidelines are the most significant factor impacting the lives of individuals convicted of federal crimes. Many…
  • Sep 19

    Where will a federal crime be prosecuted?

    Where will a federal crime be prosecuted?
    Venue in Federal Criminal Cases Federal offenses are prosecuted in 94 federal districts across the United States. Each federal district may have multiple divisions. Each division may have multiple federal courts. Determining where a case…
Rank this Week: 2349

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
    Alexander and Sima March fled to Canada after their 2011 indictment on mortgage fraud charges. Source: Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence
    Barbara Jean Dennis, 60, Las Vegas, NV, a  former Nevada real estate agent who owned at least 12 rental properties in Nevada and Texas and filed multiple bankruptcy petitions to avoid paying the mortgages, has been sentenced to…
  • Sep 21

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud
    Rachel Siders, 41, Roseville, California, was sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison for her involvement in mortgage fraud schemes that cost financial institutions over $17 million. Federal juries returned verdicts in two trials, in…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
Rank this Week: 263

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Covers issues related to DUI/DWI, and criminal defense in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has revealed that it made 1,351 DWI-related arrests between August 19th and September 5th, during an end-of-summer extra enforcement initiative. The campaign included 300 different law enforcement…
  • Aug 31

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol
    Minnesota’s supreme court this month ruled that drugs in a person’s system can indeed be taken into account when administering a blood alcohol test – even if the initial suspicion was that they were driving drunk. The ruling…
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
Rank this Week: 2426

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has revealed that it made 1,351 DWI-related arrests between August 19th and September 5th, during an end-of-summer extra enforcement initiative. The campaign included 300 different law enforcement…
  • Aug 31

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol
    Minnesota’s supreme court this month ruled that drugs in a person’s system can indeed be taken into account when administering a blood alcohol test – even if the initial suspicion was that they were driving drunk. The ruling…
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
Rank this Week: 2365

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: 1650

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    The Difficulty of Enforcing Laws Against Driving While High

    The Difficulty of Enforcing Laws Against Driving While High
    NPR just published a relatively detailed story on how difficult it is to enforce DUI (driving under the influence) laws for those under the influence of marijuana. Like the rest of the nation, the state of Colorado has seen a sharp increase…
  • Sep 21

    Accused Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Beaten in Jail

    Accused Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Beaten in Jail
    Last month, it was reported by CNN that the unsympathetic Dylann Roof, the accused shooter in Charleston, was attacked and beaten on his way to the shower in Charleston County Detention Center. Roof made headlines last year when he was…
  • Sep 16

    Yolo County: Motion to Suppress Evidence of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia Confiscated During Illegal Stop

    Yolo County: Motion to Suppress Evidence of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia Confiscated During Illegal Stop
    On July 5, 2016, defendant David Ramirez of Yolo County, California filed a motion to suppress evidence pursuant to CA Penal Code § 1538.5 through his attorney. Mr. Ramirez is charged with possessing a controlled substance and drug…
Rank this Week: 2272