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The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
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Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    The Economic Reason why Zero Tolerance Will Remain in Place at Public School

    The Economic Reason why Zero Tolerance Will Remain in Place at Public School
    According to the American Bar Association Journal, public schools nationwide are backing down from entrenched zero-tolerance policies. While public school administrators may sincerely like to move toward a system where they can exercise…
  • Aug 25

    Mandatory Body Cameras on Law Enforcement: Just More of the Same

    Mandatory Body Cameras on Law Enforcement: Just More of the Same
    USA Today reports that a petition was submitted to the Obama administration advocating a policy that would require law enforcement to be equipped with a camera to record any interaction with the public. I suppose it would be something akin to…
  • Aug 16

    Places to Eat and See on Prison Visits in Georgia

    Places to Eat and See on Prison Visits in Georgia
    Part of the job I love the most is travel. I don’t mean exotic glamour travel. When I say travel, I’m talking about prison visits. And when I talk about prison visits, I’m talking about South Georgia (and sometimes Northwest…
Rank this Week: 3885

DWI Defense in Louisiana

DWI Defense in Louisiana

Covers DWI/DUI. By James Bates.

http://jamesbatesdwilaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 25

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.
    We successfully defended a client recently who allegedly blew a .16 after being stopped at a DWI checkpoint. The Louisiana Supreme Court has established specific requirements for a DWI checkpoint to comply with an citizen’s United…
  • Jun 29

    Many Louisiana DUI Checkpoints are Unconstitutional–If you know how to challenge

    Many Louisiana DUI Checkpoints are Unconstitutional–If you know how to challenge
    Under both the US and Louisiana Constitutions even the temporary stop of vehicles constitutes a Fourth Amendment seizure.  Law-enforcement personnel must justify any infringement of the rights of citizens.  The Louisiana Supreme…
  • Feb 21

    Knowledge and Experience–What you need to successfully defend your DUI case.

    Knowledge and Experience–What you need to successfully defend your DUI case.
    The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is the preeminent organization for DUI defense attorneys in the United States. Members of the NCDD include many the most experienced and best qualified DUI defense attorneys in the country. James L.…
Rank this Week: 3011

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3273

DUI Law Firm Blog

DUI Law Firm Blog

Covers DUI law. By M. Varn Chandola.

http://www.duilawfirmwa.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    DUI Law For CDL Driver

    DUI Law For CDL Driver
    After addressing various topics concerning marijuana use related to DUI law in my previous blog articles, I will return to discussing the nuts and bolts of DUI law.  I will now discuss DUI law as it relates to those with commercial…
  • Jul 29

    Irrational American Obsession With Marijuana

    Irrational American Obsession With Marijuana
       In my previous blog article, I wrote about marijuana DUI.  Because in Washington State smoking pot, like alcohol, is no longer subject to prohibition and one can now legally purchase marijuana, the profits are supposed to go…
  • Jul 10

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High

    Marijuana DUI For Driving High
    You can without breaking the law experience a “Rocky Mountain High” in Colorado and a “Cascade Mountain High” in Washington State.  Now that “recreational marijuana” just started being legally sold in…
Rank this Week: 2636

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal and DUI law. By the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3128

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today
    Prof. Friedman, over at The Confrontation Blog, just posted a recent article on two New Jersey opinions that overlap the confrontation analysis for lab results in Bullcoming, Williams, Crawford, and Melendez-Diaz.The plurality opinion in…
  • Aug 11

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)
    Wow!No good deed goes unpunished.  But, what attorney could argue with the defendant in this case.  http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/08/court-hands-off-feud-about-murder-appeal/#more-216621
  • Aug 11

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion
    One of the few remaining cases yet to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term is the case of Heien v. North Carolina, which presents the following question: "Can a police officer's mistake of law provide individualized suspicion that…
Rank this Week: 2224

O'Connor Law Blog

O'Connor Law Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal defense.

http://www.ockclaw.com/blog
  • Aug 12

    What to Expect After a DUI

    What to Expect After a DUI
    Being arrested for a DUI is confusing. As a DUI lawyer, most of the people I represent have never been arrested before. As a result, clients are entirely dependent on the knowledge of their DUI lawyer to help them. Most people draw comfort…
  • Aug 10

    How the McDonalds Hot Coffee Case Changed Personal Injury Law

    How the McDonalds Hot Coffee Case Changed Personal Injury Law
    Sometimes the media unfairly brands every personal injury lawyer as an ambulance chaser. The reality is that the work of any personal injury lawyer is much more meaningful. For instance, consider the story of the woman who spilled a cup of…
  • Aug 8

    What is Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What is Attorney-Client Privilege?
    A lawyer accepts much responsibility when they agree to assist a client. Among the duties an attorney owes to their clients is that of confidentiality, also called attorney-client privilege. Essentially, the principal of attorney-client…
Rank this Week: 4821

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Aug 8

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary…
  • Dec 13

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION
    On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest…
  • Apr 18

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer

    Mass Gaming Commission Opens Region C to Commercial Casino Developer
    After much discussion on April 18, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to open Region C (Southeastern, Massachusetts) to commercial casino developers.  Previously, the Commission had delayed the application…
Rank this Week: 3752

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)
    Washington State Law Supreme Court of Washington State v. Homan:  In an opinion authored by Justice Wiggins and joined by Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Fairhurst, J.M. Johnson (P.T.), Stephens, Gonzalez, and Gordon McCloud, the Court…
  • Apr 21

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall
    In the past, Courts interpreted the medical cannabis statue not to prohibit the arrest of those found with medical cannabis, but to provide for their eventual exoneration through court proceedings. This was later interpreted in the case State…
  • Apr 3

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right
    Update: On March 19th The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of current Domestic Violence offender gun ban to keep misdemeanor assaults as a preclusion to possess a firearm. The issue at hand was not whether dangerous violent…
Rank this Week: 4520

Austin DWI Lawyer

Austin DWI Lawyer

Covers Texas DWI laws, blood tests, breath tests and field sobriety tests. By Jamie Spencer.

http://dwi.austindefense.com/
  • Aug 4

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI
      Dallas DWI lawyer Robert Guest recently asked a question on the Texas DWI Defenders listserv: Dearest Brain Trust,  I've been using the same DWI voir dire for a few years and I'm looking for some fresh questions for the…
  • Feb 10

    So That's What SOAH Stands For

    So That's What SOAH Stands For
     Administrative Law Judges handle all sorts of cases for the State Office of Administrative Hearings – aka SOAH - from the tremendously boring, such as boat motor sales and use tax cases, to the no doubt endlessly fascinating scenarios…
  • Feb 3

    Witness Chicken (The Police Version)

    Witness Chicken (The Police Version)
    Maybe your client is guilty. Maybe it will be easy for the State to prove that your client is guilty. That is, if they can get their witnesses to show up. There are all sorts of reasons that defense lawyers set cases for hearings and trials,…
Rank this Week: 2179

South Florida Criminal Attorney…

South Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2258

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as drug charges, DUI, domestic violence, burglary, sex crimes, trepassing and vandalism. By Don Himmelberg of Higgins, Himmelberg & Piliponis PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Forfeits and Seizures of Property

    Forfeits and Seizures of Property
    If you have been pulled over, been a victim to a search warrant, or have interest in property that has been seized by the State, then read this… The State can seize your property consisting of vehicles, money, real property, and other…
  • Jul 17

    FOLLOW ME

    FOLLOW ME
    Hey everyone, don’t forget to follow me on twitter @DonHimmelberg and go “like” my Facebook page M. Don Himmelberg & Associates. I will be trying to keep you updated with news, law, and life as a criminal defense…
  • Jul 10

    Domestic Violence Front and Center in Nashville

    Domestic Violence Front and Center in Nashville
    Domestic Violence victims as well as advocacy groups have been voicing their concern with Domestic Violence laws and procedures. Currently, those laws in place might be changing and powers of the judiciary limited. Recently, a Nashville…
Rank this Week: 2109

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jul 25

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice
    Ray Rice was initially charged with felony assault for an altercation with his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, in February 15. Prosecutors reduced the charges to diversion. See “Ray Rice OK'd for diversion…
  • Apr 25

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI
    The Arizona Supreme Court (State v. Harris) just issued a very important decision regarding marijuana and DUI in Arizona. Even more importantly, the Court gave a clear indication on how the Court would rule on the even more important…
  • Jan 24

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?
    A Pinal County Sheriff Deputy shoots unarmed, surrendered Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Paul Babeu protecting the deputy, the only law enforcement among many present, who shot and killed Longoria? What is so special about this particular…
Rank this Week: 3859

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Jul 25

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service
    On July 27th, 2013, Sammy Yatim was shot and killed by James Forcillo, a Toronto police officer following an altercation on a TTC street car. In the wake of this tragedy, Chief Bill Blair engaged former Supreme Court Justice, Frank Iacobucci…
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
Rank this Week: 2273

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law…

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law Blog

Discusses Texas criminal laws, types of criminal cases, and trials in the news.

http://www.cohendwilawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Harris County DA Receives Huge Grant for No Refusal Program

    Harris County DA Receives Huge Grant for No Refusal Program
    The Harris County District Attorney’s Office received almost half a million in dollars in funding from the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure every day is a no refusal day. This no refusal policy means they have additional…
  • Jul 1

    Driving a Golf Cart Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Driving a Golf Cart Under the Influence of Alcohol
    Houston is known for its warmer climate and is home to a number of golf courses, where residents can enjoy a round of golf for most of the year. It is not uncommon for golf enthusiasts to throw back a few drinks while playing 18 holes with a…
  • Jul 26

    Houston No-Refusal Policy in Place Though Warrants are Still Necessary for DWI Blood Test

    Houston No-Refusal Policy in Place Though Warrants are Still Necessary for DWI Blood Test
    Fourth Amendment Stands Strong The Supreme Court has ruled that the dissipation of blood alcohol levels over time does not create an “exigent circumstance” to allow police to take a blood specimen without a warrant in a typical…
Rank this Week: 2431

Utah DUI Attorney

Utah DUI Attorney

Covers Utah DUI laws and defense of Utah DUI charges. By Glen W. Neely.

http://www.utahduilawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Utah DUI Prime for Life Cla

    Utah DUI Prime for Life Cla
    If a person is convicted of a DUI or a Driving While Impaired charge, it is statutorily required that the person participate in drug and alcohol treatment by a state certified agency.  The class is called the Prime for Life Class.…
  • Feb 20

    Utah DUI HB303 “Slightest Degree” is Dropped for Now

    Utah DUI HB303 “Slightest Degree” is Dropped for Now
    After many showed up to the committee meeting to oppose this bill, Rep. Perry put the bill on hold for further study. Here is an interview wherein Rep. Perry tries to clarify that slightest degree is not a not a drop statute–very…
  • Jan 31

    2014 Utah DUI Proposed Law Changes–Very Scary

    2014 Utah DUI Proposed Law Changes–Very Scary
    Yesterday, Rep Lee Perry, proposed changes to the current DUI Law.  Right now, there are three ways to violate the Utah DUI Law when it comes to alcohol and drugs.  First, you are over an alcohol level of .08 at the time of driving.…
Rank this Week: 4443

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Covers Georgia criminal law.

http://www.gainesvillegalawyer.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 3572

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Jul 16

    Crisis on the Border…

    Crisis on the Border…
    Of all of the problems and travails our society faces today, the gathering of refugee children on the Texas border seems the most depressing and frustrating to this writer. I speak not to the reasons these young children risk life ……
  • May 10

    Paul Krugman writes….

    Paul Krugman writes….
    The top twenty five hedge fund managers made a total of 21 billion dollars last year. This is twice as much as all of the kindergarten teachers in the country combined. Those teachers are smart, highly educated and work hard … Continue…
  • May 6

    Enough is enough…we have wasted too many lives and too much money…

    Enough is enough…we have wasted too many lives and too much money…
    Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report The ‘singular approach’ to fighting drug abuse isn’t working—and it’s time for a change, says a new report produced by the London School…
Rank this Week: 2303

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Jul 14

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 5)

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 5)
    And since I practice in Sherman I have to mention the favorite statute of a great murder prosecutor, Grayson County's own Kerye Ashmore. Texas Penal Code section 6.04(b), the law of "transferred intent", states that "A person is nevertheless…
  • Jun 17

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 4)

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 4)
    As for the law of parties, Texas Penal Code 7.02 outlines Texas criminal responsibility: "(a) A person is criminally responsible for an offense committed by the conduct of another if: (1) acting with the kind of culpability required for…
  • May 13

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 3)

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 3)
    The third definition is the Texas codification of the traditional common law concept of "felony murder." It is unclear why the second and third definition were needed, as they are very similar and intending to cause serious bodily injury is…
Rank this Week: 4782

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3657

Arrested in Nassau Blog

Arrested in Nassau Blog

Covers New York criminal law. By Jason A. Steinberger.

http://arrestedinnassau.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    What to do if You’re Falsely Arrested in New York

    What to do if You’re Falsely Arrested in New York
    For the most part, the NYPD is good at what it does — enforcing the law to keep innocent civilians safe. However, law enforcement agencies are made up of human beings and unfortunately, errors in judgment do occur. One of … The…
  • Jul 10

    Implied Consent Law and What it Means to You

    Implied Consent Law and What it Means to You
    While you may not have read all the paperwork carefully when applying to get your driver’s license, it contains some important information. In the state of New York, when you sign to get your driver’s license, you also agree to…
  • Jul 7

    The Differences Between DUI and DWI in NY

    The Differences Between DUI and DWI in NY
    Although the term DUI is often used interchangeably with DWI in New York, DUI charges do not actually exist in the state of New York. Typically, in states that make a legal distinction, the difference is that a DWI is … The post The…
Rank this Week: 2655

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Features commentary, news, and tips about criminal law in Mississippi. By Clarence Guthrie.

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?
    Believe it or not, until very recently we did not have a very good definition of what constitutes a “violent crime” under Mississippi law.  Up until July 1, 2014, when House… read more →
  • Jul 1

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today
    Many of Mississippi’s criminal laws were changed extensively by laws that went into effect today, July 1, 2014.  These changes were the result of a year-long Corrections and Criminal Justice… read more →
  • Jun 26

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
Rank this Week: 4241

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Jul 11

    Marijuana No More Dangerous than Alcohol

    Marijuana No More Dangerous than Alcohol
    President Obama thinks marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol and is less dangerous in terms of its impact on consumers. In a January 2014 interview with the New Yorker, the president compared marijuana to other vices such as alcohol and…
  • Jun 19

    Group Dedicated to Fighting Adolescent Drug Ase Finds Majority Support Marijuana Decriminalization

    Group Dedicated to Fighting Adolescent Drug Ase Finds Majority Support Marijuana Decriminalization
    A recent report by the Partnership at Drug Free, formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug Free America, found a solid majority of those polled by the organization itself, 52 percent, favor marijuana decriminalization and a vast majority,…
  • Jun 12

    Problematic Partnership between NSA and Intelligence Agencies violating Constitutional Protection

    Problematic Partnership between NSA and Intelligence Agencies violating Constitutional Protection
    An investigation by Reuters revealed that a secretive unit of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using information gathered by Intelligence Agencies to facilitate criminal investigations of US residents. The information gathered by…
Rank this Week: 3114

Phillips & Skidmore Blog

Phillips & Skidmore Blog

Covers criminal defense law in and around the Ogden, UT area.

http://www.ogden-attorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Which Debts Can I Get Rid of with Bankruptcy?

    Which Debts Can I Get Rid of with Bankruptcy?
    While it does have additional benefits, bankruptcy is mainly associated with managing and eliminating debt.  However, not all debts are created equal, nor are all debts treated the same way during a bankruptcy case.  How does…
  • Jul 10

    Which Debts Can I Get Rid of with Bankruptcy?

    Which Debts Can I Get Rid of with Bankruptcy?
    While it does have additional benefits, bankruptcy is mainly associated with managing and eliminating debt.  However, not all debts are created equal, nor are all debts treated the same way during a bankruptcy case.  How does…
  • Jul 9

    Which Type of Bankruptcy is Right for You?

    Which Type of Bankruptcy is Right for You?
    In Utah and throughout the country, most consumer bankruptcy cases take the form of either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.  (In fact, case statistics compiled by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah indicate 2013 totals…
Rank this Week: 2261

Arrested in Bronx Blog

Arrested in Bronx Blog

Covers New York criminal law. By Jason A. Steinberger.

http://arrestedinbronx.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Understanding NY Bills S-1446 and S-3769 and What They Mean to a DWI Accident involving Injury

    Understanding NY Bills S-1446 and S-3769 and What They Mean to a DWI Accident involving Injury
    The New York State Senate has been busy this year passing legislation that could greatly expand the scope of DUI/DWI testing. Although the votes of the New York State Assembly are still out, it is evident that it is becoming … The…
  • Jul 3

    How DUI or DWI Will Affect Your Insurance

    How DUI or DWI Will Affect Your Insurance
    One scary consideration for many drivers after a DUI/DWI arrest is the question of how it will affect their insurance premiums. If you have just had a DUI/ DWI, you probably haven’t seen any immediate changes to your insurance costs…
  • Jun 26

    Possible Penalties for DUIs in New York

    Possible Penalties for DUIs in New York
    There is no doubt that the serious penalties of a DUI can be devastating. The following are the most common punishments for a DUI in New York: Fines and Financial Penalties The most common penalties for a DUI conviction are … The post…
Rank this Week: 2616

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 3339

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, law and technology stories, and first amendment issues from around Eastern Washington. By Stephen Graham.

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4741

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota Law, federal law, criminal law, and international law.

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 3366

New York City Criminal Blawg

New York City Criminal Blawg

By Arkady Bukh.

http://nycriminaldefenselawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    The Black Box

    The Black Box
    Today every newer car has a manufacturer “black box” installed in the vehicle which a driver/owner has no control over. It is pretty much impossible for the owner to remove. Warning lights come on in the vehicle to let the owner…
  • Sep 5

    Brooklyn Brothers Receive No Jail Time for Bullying Sex Abuse Victim's Boyfriend

    Brooklyn Brothers Receive No Jail Time for Bullying Sex Abuse Victim's Boyfriend
    Brooklyn Brothers Receive No Jail Time for Bullying Sex Abuse Victim's Boyfriend Three Brooklyn brothers, Jacob, Joseph and Hertzka Berger admitted that they tried to bully a restaurant owner, Hershey Deutsch last year, by ripping the kosher…
  • Jul 11

    New York Speeding Law

    New York Speeding Law
    Statistics show that 30% of traffic fatalities in New York are the result of driver speeding. Vehicles that are speeding require more time to stop and produce a more violent crash. Reducing driving speeds can save lives, including your own. A…
Rank this Week: 3712

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack…

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack Carroll

Reviews some of his Texas and Federal criminal cases, criminal defense experience, and nuances in criminal law.

http://jackbcarroll.com/houston-tx-lawyer/criminal-trials/
  • Jun 30

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have
    When you are accused of a crime, it is your legal right to have representation. There is no reason for you to face the criminal justice system alone. Hiring a criminal justice lawyer [...]
  • Jun 20

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense
    Knowledge does not equal skill. This rule applies to many facets of life, but is most important when your freedom hangs in the balance. The law can be interpreted in many different ways. [...]
  • Feb 19

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County
    Amongst some of the more “in the know” criminal defense lawyers in Houston, there’s been some off the record discussion about an expected storm of internet child pornography cases coming out of Montgomery County, TX. Most…
Rank this Week: 3033

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Attorney…

Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Attorney Ron Frey's Blog

Covers criminal defense and technology based offenses.

http://clevelandcriminalattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Chicago to Cleveland Heroin Pipeline Arrests - Cleveland, Ohio

    Chicago to Cleveland Heroin Pipeline Arrests - Cleveland, Ohio
    Cleveland, Ohio media outlets are reporting that the FBI has arrested 28 of 31 members of a suspected Chicago, Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio heroin pipeline. Reports indicate that the FBI began the investigation in 2010 after receiving an…
  • Apr 4

    East Cleveland, Ohio Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Crystal Tower

    East Cleveland, Ohio Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Crystal Tower
    A carbon monoxide leak at the Crystal Tower in East Cleveland, Ohio caused residents to be displaced and many were transported to the hospital for treatment. Exposure to carbon monoxide can have serious effects. If you, or someone you…
  • Aug 21

    Sex Crimes Lawyer - Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Ron Frey

    Sex Crimes Lawyer - Cleveland, Ohio Attorney Ron Frey
    By: +Ron Frey As a criminal defense lawyer, I have represented 100's of individuals facing allegations involving a sex crime. They may be charged with Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, Importuning, Voyeurism, Public Indecency, or…
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Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Ruminations and commentary on recent developments in the law regarding white collar crime and complex commercial litigation.

http://www.rainminnslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty
    On May 22, 2013, Lois Lerner – Director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division – stated before Congress that neither she nor her division had inappropriately or unfairly targeted certain politically-oriented groups for…
  • Sep 10

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!
    A client recently came to my firm needing immediate legal help to prevent a TV news station from airing an advertised “exposé” of his business (buying and re-selling items on the Internet via Amazon and eBay).  A…
  • Apr 18

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation
    Normally, the IRS does not do us the courtesy of sending a letter to say that a witch hunt has been called off.  But this time the IRS did the right thing.  See below.  So, my client consented to this being posted with his…
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Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
  • Jun 18

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA
    El 5 de junio 2014, la Inmigración hizo un formulario nuevo para pedir renovación de la DACA y el permiso de trabajar. Ahora, todos que piden la DACA tienen que usar ese formulario nuevo, aun si es su primera solicitud. Todos…
  • Jun 13

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION
    Nos complace anunciar que el blog “Bilingual MN Attorney” blog contará con nuevos escritores. La Lic. Tamara Cabán-Ramirez colaborará con la Lic. Liz Knoot, Lic. Marisela Cantú y el Lic. Nathan Nelson…
  • Apr 3

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013
    El Servicio de Inmigración anunció que extenderían el estatus de TPS, por sus siglas en inglés, a nicaragüenses. La fecha límite es el lunes, 3 de junio del 2013. De no re-inscribirse, perderá…
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FAQs about Criminal Arrest and…

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and Procedures in Dayton, Ohio

Covers DUI / DWI and other criminal defense issues. By L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, L.P.A. Co.

http://www.patrickmulligan.com/faqs/
  • Jun 13

    What Will Happen If You Are Arrested For Soliciting A Prostitute?

    What Will Happen If You Are Arrested For Soliciting A Prostitute?
    If you are arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute, you will most likely be taken to the County Jail. Once you arrive at the jail, you will be given a bond and you will not be able to leave the jail until the bond is posted. This usually…
  • Jun 13

    What Is The Difference Between Rape And Sexual Battery?

    What Is The Difference Between Rape And Sexual Battery?
    There are multiple ways to be charged with Rape but most of them include forcing someone to participate in sexual conduct. There are also multiple ways to be charged with Sexual Battery, however, they typically include consensual sexual…
  • Jun 13

    Do Judges Have Any Discretion When It Comes To Sentencing For Rape?

    Do Judges Have Any Discretion When It Comes To Sentencing For Rape?
    There are many different factors in a rape case that determine how much discretion the judge will have for sentencing. For example, the age of the victim, if physical harm was involved, if a date rape drug was used, etc. The worst sentence a…
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Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
  • Jun 12

    June 13, 2005, Michael Jackson Found Not Guilty of Child Molestation Charges - Today in Crime History

    June 13, 2005, Michael Jackson Found Not Guilty of Child Molestation Charges - Today in Crime History
    On this day, June 13, in the year 2005, pop music super star Michael Jackson was found not guilty at a jury trial on fourteen different criminal charges regarding allegations that he had molested one child, at times in the presence of…
  • Jun 5

    Understanding the Florida Crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Understanding the Florida Crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    As a criminal defense attorney for more than 25 years in a college town (Gainesville, Florida), I’ve represented hundreds of individuals charged with the crime of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Most of these individuals have…
  • Dec 23

    DUI CheckPoint Scheduled for New Year's Eve in Gainesville, Florida

    DUI CheckPoint Scheduled for New Year's Eve in Gainesville, Florida
    Be aware that law enforcement agencies around the state of Florida will be conducting DUI checkpoints on New Year's Eve.  In Gainesville, Florida, the crackdown will include a multi-agency DUI checkpoint in the north east part of town.
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Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge
    Every year around this time our firm gets a flood of calls from people who receive criminal charges while on their way to or while leaving Bonnaroo. They have ranged from simple possession and paraphernalia to felony drug charges. …
  • May 2

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
    On April 29, the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that will allow a mother to be prosecuted for causing a child to be born addicted or harmed because of her illegal use of narcotics during the pregnancy. The bill will allow a woman to be…
  • Apr 14

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence
    With Summer right around the corner there's no doubt many of you will be looking to hit the waterways. With that in mind, it may be a good time to remind everyone of the drinking and boating laws in Tennessee. Boating under the Influence is…
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White Collar Criminal and…

White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, white collar cases. Published By Ambrosio & Tomczak

http://www.whitecollarcriminalandregulatorylawyerblog.com
  • Jun 10

    Gregory E. Tomczak, Esq. and Michael J. Jurista, Esq. Named 2014 Rising Star

    Gregory E. Tomczak, Esq. and Michael J. Jurista, Esq. Named 2014 Rising Star
    Ambrosio & Tomczak is pleased to announce that Gregory E. Tomczak, Esq. and Michael J. Jurista, Esq. have each been recognized in New Jersey Monthly magazine by Super Lawyers as a 2014 New Jersey Rising Star. Mr. Tomczak was selected as…
  • Nov 19

    Partner John T. Ambrosio Quoted in Asbury Park Pre

    Partner John T. Ambrosio Quoted in Asbury Park Pre
    John T. Ambrosio, Esq., partner with the law firm of Ambrosio & Tomczak, was recently quoted in the Asbury Park Press on November 14, 2013 with respect to his representation of Rabbi Chaim Abadi, the owner of Hard Maple Realty. Mr.…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court Considers Post-Trial PTI

    Supreme Court Considers Post-Trial PTI
    New Jersey allows a first-time criminal defendant the opportunity to enter into the Pretrial Intervention Program ("PTI") for certain offenses so long as the application for admission into PTI is made within 28 days after indictment. This…
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Central Florida DUI Attorney

Central Florida DUI Attorney

By Kevin J. Pitts.

http://myduiflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 10

    Can an Attorney Help You Get Your Drivers License Back? By Heiko G. Moenckmeier.

    Can an Attorney Help You Get Your Drivers License Back? By Heiko G. Moenckmeier.
    Yes.  Attorney Heiko Moenckmeier can help you.  Did your license get suspended?  Did you receive a Habitual Traffic Offender suspension notice in the mail?  Did you get a traffic citation for Driving While License…
  • Apr 19

    Reckless Driving Yasiel Puig Pontification By Heiko G. Moenckmeier, Esq.

    Reckless Driving Yasiel Puig Pontification By Heiko G. Moenckmeier, Esq.
    So… Might as well give you my two cents on the Yasiel Puig arrest for reckless driving for going 110 miles an hour on Alligator Alley, Collier County… It was case 2013CT004124A, which was nolle prossed (dropped) pretty darn…
  • Jan 11

    The Difference Between Lake County Reckless Driving And Lake County Careless Driving

    The Difference Between Lake County Reckless Driving And Lake County Careless Driving
    We often have clients that confuse reckless driving and careless driving. The charges sound similar and legally are very similar. The primary difference is a Lake County careless driving is a civil traffic infraction punishable by up to a…
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Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

By Daniel Brown.

http://www.yourbestdefence.com/legal-commentary/
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
  • Jun 2

    Defending Sexual Exploitation Charge

    Defending Sexual Exploitation Charge
    With consent, it is not illegal in Canada to have a sexual relationship with someone older than sixteen years of age, regardless of the age difference between the two parties. An exception to this rule occurs when the sexual relationship…
  • Mar 12

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home
    Can the Police Enter Your Home Without Your Permission?The ruling of R. v. Zargar, 2014 ONSC 1415 affirms that police cannot generally enter a person’s home without permission except under very limited circumstances. The case also…
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New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers news and developments in NY Federal Criminal Law. By Joseph Potashnik.

http://nycfederaldefense.com
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The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
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Illinois DUI Law Blog

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Covers the ever changing landscape of Illinois DUI Law. By Steven H. Fagan.

http://www.illinoisduiblog.com/
  • May 23

    Proposed Illinois DUI law to allow those with lifetime DUI revocation a permit fail

    Proposed Illinois DUI law to allow those with lifetime DUI revocation a permit fail
    A common-sense effort for a solution to a real problem has eluded the Illinois legislature yet again, most likely because of fear.Representative Elaine Neikritz proposed legislation that would have allowed a carefully Restricted Driving…
  • Aug 2

    Don't keep secrets from your Criminal or DUI defense lawyer. Espescially not about the good stuff.

    Don't keep secrets from your Criminal or DUI defense lawyer. Espescially not about the good stuff.
    I suppose nothing should really surprise me. But this week I had an hour-long conversation with a client about his Chicago DUI case. It was our first meeting, but it was obvious within a few minutes we were a great fit.I was going to be his…
  • May 28

    Think you have to prove you are not guilty? Not in this country

    Think you have to prove you are not guilty? Not in this country
    If you've been arrested for an Illinois criminal offense or DUI, whether a felony or misdemeanor, you probably feel like your back is against the wall. You probably are turning it over in your mind in the middle of the night, worried you're…
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Harmless Error

Harmless Error

Covers criminal law in Maine and beyond. By Luke Rioux.

http://harmlesserrorblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?
    As of last Thursday 5/15/14, major cell phone carriers in the U.S. will support text messaging to 911 dispatch. Most call centers across the country are not equipped the handle the messages but, interestingly, Maine’s have been ready…
  • May 6

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player
    Monday was an interesting day at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court approved of a local government opening official business with an explicitly religious ceremony, the judges refused to hear a highly anticipated challenge to a New Jersey law…
  • Mar 28

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year
    Read my latest post at the Portland Press Herald site: Legislative committee rejects 15 year OUI look-back. From the article:Second, third and subsequent OUI offenses have serious mandatory minimum sentences in Maine. Current law “looks…
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Indefensible

Indefensible

The intermittent musings of a pedantic public defender. By David Feige.

http://davidfeige.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...
    WNYC did a nice piece this morning about our work at the Bronx Freedom Fund, and it seemed like a fitting lead-in to a quick review of how we've been doing the past six months.  For those of you unfamiliar with the fund (I am the…
  • Jan 22

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...
    Today the NYT has a piece about the Bronx Freedom Fund.  As chairman of the board, and a founder of the program I couldn't be more delighted that the times has found it fit to cover us.    It's been a long road to becoming the…
  • Nov 1

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New
    As chair of the board, I couldn't be prouder that we're back in business!http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/jail-free-courtesy-bronx-fund-article-1.1503164'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail…
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