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Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Atlanta Georgia Attorney Tom Nagel discusses hit-and-run O.C.G.A. 40-6-270

    Atlanta Georgia Attorney Tom Nagel discusses hit-and-run O.C.G.A. 40-6-270
    Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb County Hit-and-run lawyer Nearly every week I'll get a call from somebody who was involved in a hit-and-run situation. You may have left the scene for many different reasons. Within…
  • Jun 16

    Atlanta Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Nagel explains Double Jeopardy

    Atlanta Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Nagel explains Double Jeopardy
    The Georgia Constitution protects its citizens against multiple punishment for the same offense. This is known as double jeopardy, yet it does not forbid additional punishment for separate offenses which have been deemed to warrant separate…
  • Apr 2

    Is my Georgia License valid or suspended?

    Is my Georgia License valid or suspended?
    You can check the status of your Georgia drivers license 24 hours a day seven days a week. Call the Georgia Department of Drivers Services (GA DDS) at 404-657-9300 and follow the instructions to check the status of your license.
Rank this Week: 3584

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Douglas Herring.

http://www.newjerseycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    What is Failure to Register?

    What is Failure to Register?
    Failing to Register as a Sex Offender is a serious crime in New Jersey and a violation of the “Megan’s Law.”  In 1994, a seven year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township,…
  • Jun 29

    How do you get off Megan’s Law as a registered sex offender?

    How do you get off Megan’s Law as a registered sex offender?
    In 1994, a seven year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.  The murder attracted national attention and caused the New Jersey legislature to create the…
  • Jun 27

    What is private about cell phone information?

    What is private about cell phone information?
    The United State Supreme Court Justices – average age is 68 – just schooled everyone about the quantity of data stored on your cell phone.  In Riley vs. California, the Supreme Court ruled that the police need a warrant…
Rank this Week: 3406

Philadelphia Criminal Defense…

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, drug crimes, and criminal defense in Pennsylvania. By Marc Neff.

http://www.philadelphiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Says Phones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant

    Supreme Court Says Phones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant
    The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cell phones of people they arrest after having reviewed two separate cases. Traditionally, the courts have long allowed warrantless searches…
  • May 6

    Supreme Court Limits Restitution Payments to Victims of Child Pornography

    Supreme Court Limits Restitution Payments to Victims of Child Pornography
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape…
  • May 2

    PA Supreme Court Rules That No Warrant Is Needed to Search Vehicle

    PA Supreme Court Rules That No Warrant Is Needed to Search Vehicle
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recently ruled that a search warrant is no longer needed when searching a vehicle, so long as probable cause exists. The Court determined that the Pennsylvania Constitution does not provide a greater…
Rank this Week: 4786

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3766

DWI Defense in Louisiana

DWI Defense in Louisiana

Covers DWI/DUI. By James Bates.

http://jamesbatesdwilaw.com/articles/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 29

    DWI Multiple Offender Defense

    DWI Multiple Offender Defense
    Recently we defended a young man from Mississippi who was charged with a second offense DWI in Thibodeaux in Lafourche Parish. The young man had a prior offense, (called a predicate offense) in Mississippi only a year before, where he…
Rank this Week: 4071

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    DUI and your mobile/cell phone

    DUI and your mobile/cell phone
    An important privacy issue has been brewing of late. In these days of eroding Constitutional protections and important issue has developed that has to do with privacy and your mobile phone following an arrest. The police, in their unending…
  • May 4

    The Legalization of Marijuana

    The Legalization of Marijuana
    5 Reasons Why Colorado Legalized Marijuana Legalizing Marijuana, for medical or recreational use, has been a topic of debate for quite some time. Until recently, however, few regions have made drastic moves to change the drug's legal…
  • May 4

    4th Amendment is dwindling yet again

    4th Amendment is dwindling yet again
    The Supreme Court of the United States has spoken in their decision in Navarette v. California; again they have significantly limited the reach and protection of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution that protects all good citizens (and no so…
Rank this Week: 4914

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…
Rank this Week: 4093

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    What to expect at a DC DUI DMV Hearing

    What to expect at a DC DUI DMV Hearing
    As previously blogged about, one of the collateral consequences of an arrest and/or conviction for a DC DUI can be the revocation or suspension of your DC driver’s license. Police officers who make an arrest for DUI are supposed to…
  • May 9

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?

    Virginia Traffic Offenses: Does it Carry Points?
    As a traffic lawyer in Northern Virginia, I find that the most common question I get from clients charged with reckless driving, dui, and other traffic offenses is: will I get points for that? Of course, they should probably be more concerned…
  • Apr 25

    Arrested for Using a Fake ID: What Next?

    Arrested for Using a Fake ID: What Next?
    Using a fake ID to get into a bar, while certainly not advisable, is as common for college students as sleeping through Friday morning classes.  In the District of Columbia, like most places, using a fake id is a crime.  The DC City…
Rank this Week: 4000

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
Rank this Week: 4733

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4473

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…
Rank this Week: 3621

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Expungement website is now live!

    Expungement website is now live!
    Skier & Associates is pleased to announce that our website describing the expungement process and how we plan to handle expungements for eligible clients is now LIVE. Visit http://www.alabamaexpungement.com/ to learn more about the…
  • Apr 25

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification
    Often, divorced parents become dissatisfied with custody arrangements that are put in place by their divorce court years after the order was entered. Whether one parent feels that the other parent is not keeping up their end of parental…
  • Apr 20

    Alabama’s Expungement Law Makes Front Page of Montgomery Advertiser

    Alabama’s Expungement Law Makes Front Page of Montgomery Advertiser
    If you are following the new law regarding expungement of arrests for certain offenses in Alabama, you will want to read this article:   http://tinyurl.com/kadqjzo The article does an excellent job of explaining the rationale behind the…
Rank this Week: 3702

Albany Lawyer

Albany Lawyer

Covers criminal defense, DWI, and the economics of small office law practice. By Warren Redlich.

http://albany-lawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Carmelo Laquidara for Rensselaer District Attorney

    Carmelo Laquidara for Rensselaer District Attorney
    The Albany Lawyer has been quite for a while. Moving to Florida will do that to a guy. But today we learned that Carmelo Laquidara is running for District Attorney of Rensselaer County. I've dealt with Carm in his roles as a prosecutor,…
  • Jan 23

    Google Canonical Quirk?

    Google Canonical Quirk?
    How well does Google handle the canonical tag? We just found a quirk that makes us wonder. Here's what piqued our interest - we noticed some landing pages in our Google Analytics that were not consistent with our url structure. Check the…
  • Nov 3

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter
    The hot story of the week is the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The authorities have accused Paul Anthony Ciancia of being the shooter. There are some holes in the story. We'll see how this one turns out.
Rank this Week: 4210

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Florida Man Faces Aggravated Assault For Throwing Gasoline On Wife. Tells Police It Was A Joke.

    Florida Man Faces Aggravated Assault For Throwing Gasoline On Wife. Tells Police It Was A Joke.
    Sunrise, Florida man, Khemraj Samlall told law enforcement he was only joking when he allegedly attempted to ignite gasoline that he "accidentally" spilled on his wife and her bed earlier this week. As a result of this claimed joke, Mr.…
  • Jun 16

    Tampa Bay Man Found Guilty of Federal Terrorism Related Charge

    Tampa Bay Man Found Guilty of Federal Terrorism Related Charge
    Kosovo born and now Tampa Bay area resident Sami Osmakac was found guilty last week of the federal crime of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and knowingly possessing a firearm not registered to him in the National Firearms and…
  • May 1

    Jameis Winston Accused Of Theft From Florida Publix

    Jameis Winston Accused Of Theft From Florida Publix
    Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston was accused this week of stealing crab legs from a Tallahassee, Florida Publix. Since the time of the incident, media outlets, NFL scouts, and fans of certain rival teams have taken issue…
Rank this Week: 3934

Colorado Springs Criminal Lawyer…

Colorado Springs Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of DUI / DWAI, domestic violence, felonies and misdemeanors in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    What Is Jail Like?

    What Is Jail Like?
    By Caryn J. Adams Partner and Managing AttorneyThe Gasper Law Group, PLLC Several times in the past few months, I’ve talked with people, both clients and other acquaintances, with some odd misconceptions of what it’s like to…
  • Jun 1

    Sealing Your Record - Drug Case

    Sealing Your Record - Drug Case
    By Caryn J. Adams Partner and Managing AttorneyThe Gasper Law Group Drug Cases: Different Rules for Sealing To every rule, there is an exception. To the rule that no conviction may be sealed, the exception is criminal conviction records for…
  • May 28

    Are You Charged With Assault? What Does It Mean?

    Are You Charged With Assault? What Does It Mean?
    “You are under arrest for assault … you have the right to remain silent … “ So what exactly are they saying you did? I mean, all you really did was defend your honor in the bar when someone else said something to…
Rank this Week: 4199

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Covers Washington State and Seattle DUI defense, information and news. By Leyba Defense PLLC.

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID
    If you get convicted of a DUI in Washington State you will be required to have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle you drive.  The time frame varies depending on the number of prior times a driver has been required to have an IID. …
  • Jun 11

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe
    A new fangled Star Wars type laser device used to detect alcohol vapor has been created by Scientists in Poland.  This is some pretty crazy yet fascinating technology that has been developed.  Essentially its a laser device that can detect…
  • Jun 4

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Washington State.  Then chances are at some point during this unfortunate situation you may face the possibility of having to get an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.  Seattle…
Rank this Week: 4441

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Rhode Island criminal law and constitutional criminal rights. By Matthew T. Marin.

http://matthewtmarin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge
    Last week the Rhode Island State Police executed a search warrant on the home of a Rhode Island School Bus monitor in Glocester, Rhode Island and charged the man with possession and transfer of child pornography.  The warrant was the…
  • Jun 2

    MA Man to Plead Guilty to Federal Hacking Charge

    MA Man to Plead Guilty to Federal Hacking Charge
    In local legal news, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts has announced that a New Bedford man has agreed to plead guilty two charges of computer intrusion and one count of access device fraud.  This is a story which, at first…
  • May 27

    Hopkinton Man Charged With Second Offense DUI and Chemical Test Refusal

    Hopkinton Man Charged With Second Offense DUI and Chemical Test Refusal
    Over Memorial Day weekend, a Hopkinton man was charged with second offense DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test after he was pulled over in the parking lot of a local liquor store.  According to bystanders who flagged down the…
Rank this Week: 4165

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Jun 13

    R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43

    R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43
    The accused, Matthew David Spencer, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography as a result of a police investigation using Limewire, an anonymous peer-to-peer file sharing software. Upon discovering an IP address which…
  • Mar 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20
    When the federal government passed the Abolition of Early Parole Act, three inmates serving sentences for first-time, non-violent offences argued that the retroactive application of such legislation infringed their right not to be…
  • Dec 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
Rank this Week: 4719

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…
Rank this Week: 3582

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4948

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…
Rank this Week: 4006

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…
Rank this Week: 4500

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…
Rank this Week: 4459

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…
Rank this Week: 3785

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Jun 2

    First Speeding Arrest

    First Speeding Arrest
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The First Speeding Arrest in the United States happened just over one hundred and fifteen years ago. The History of the First Speeding Arrest. On May 20th, 1899 Jacob German received the dubious…
  • May 23

    School Bus Camera Ticket

    School Bus Camera Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA New School Bus Camera Tickets might start showing up in your mail box, if a new San Antonio ordinance is passed. What you need to know about new School Bus Camera Tickets. Our sister site Traffic…
  • May 19

    Click It or Ticket Texa

    Click It or Ticket Texa
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The Click It or Ticket Texas campaign is designed with safety in mind. Always remember that everyone in a car should be wearing a seat belt at all times. Watch Out for Click It or Ticket Texas.…
Rank this Week: 4843

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 4379

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Jun 1

    The Tyrannical Weight of Tradition in the Law

    The Tyrannical Weight of Tradition in the Law
    Cory Doctorow has a post up at Boing Boing about a copyright dispute (of sorts) between the Harvard Law Review and Carl Malamud. Parker Higgins and Sarah Jeong have written a commentary on the whole mess, calling out the Harvard Law Review as…
  • May 5

    Rhetoric Aside, Most Inmates Have Cell Phone

    Rhetoric Aside, Most Inmates Have Cell Phone
    Over at Grits for Breakfast, is a post discussing that, while cell phones are rampant in Texas prisons, there are few prosecutions. The writer references a comprehensive story about the number of cell phones seized in Texas versus few…
  • May 4

    Harvard Medical Professor would Take Firing Squad over Lethal Injection

    Harvard Medical Professor would Take Firing Squad over Lethal Injection
    A professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School told the Washington Post that “Given these recurring problems with lethal injections, if I had to be executed, I would choose a firing squad.” That article and one in the…
Rank this Week: 4607

Wright Law Group Blog

Wright Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal law topics.

http://wrightlawgroupnv.com/blog/
  • May 30

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application
    On May 30, 2014, the State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (“Division”), on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services finally issued a NOTICE to its subscribers that it will begin taking…
  • Aug 29

    Nevada Medical Marijuana laws affected by DOJ Memorandum of August 29, 2013

    Nevada Medical Marijuana laws affected by DOJ Memorandum of August 29, 2013
    On August 29, 2013, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Office of the Attorney General, sent a memorandum to all of its US attorneys and related federal law enforcement agencies entitled “Guidance Regarding Marijuana…
  • Mar 20

    Why Do Some Attorneys Advertise A Lower Percentage Fee Than Others?

    Why Do Some Attorneys Advertise A Lower Percentage Fee Than Others?
    Most law firms charge 33 1/3% of the settlement if your case settles before a lawsuit is filed, and 40% if a lawsuit has to be filed to resolve your case. The rate usually increases again if an appeal is filed. Some attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 3727

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Covers traffic law, driver's license law, DWI/DUI law, criminal law, and more.

http://www.trafficlawstop.com/blog
  • May 27

    Marijuana Laws to Change in Missouri in 2017

    Marijuana Laws to Change in Missouri in 2017
    For a long time Missouri has had some of the strictest marijuana laws in the country. Attitudes over medical and recreational marijuana use have changed over the years, and some states have even moved forward with full legalization. In 2017,…
  • Feb 26

    MO Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Red Light Camera Cases, Cameras Remain Illegal

    MO Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Red Light Camera Cases, Cameras Remain Illegal
    The Missouri Supreme Court decided not to take up cases of three Missouri cites red light camera programs. The Court refused to take up cases by the cites of Creve Coeur and Kansas City and American Traffic Solutions, the company that…
  • Feb 6

    How Much Does a First DWI Really Cost?

    How Much Does a First DWI Really Cost?
    Too much! Don’t risk drinking and driving if for no other reason than a selfish one – it’s a very expensive hit to the average person’s budget and can cause “paycheck to paycheck” to become full tilt. The…
Rank this Week: 3831

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
Rank this Week: 4511

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

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

    Cert denial

    Cert denial
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Turner, No. 13-127, Brewington, No. 13-504, James, No. 13-632,  Ortiz-Zape, No. 13-633, Galloway, No. 13-761, Yohe, No. 13-885, and Edwards, No. 13-8618.  Some of the case I had earlier…
  • May 19

    The Nostalgia for Reliability Testing

    The Nostalgia for Reliability Testing
    Professor Ben Trachtenberg of the University of Missouri Law School and I recently had an exchange on Confrontation Clause matters published in the University of Florida Law Review.  Here are links to his original article, to my…
  • May 19

    Nothing today

    Nothing today
    The Supreme Court did not act today on the Confrontation Clause cases it had listed for last week's conference.  I wonder if it's still waiting for all the papers in another case.  In any event they will presumably be relisted for…
Rank this Week: 3445

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…
Rank this Week: 4744

New York Criminal Blog

New York Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.newyorkcriminal-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3778

White Collar Defense Update

White Collar Defense Update

Covers Federal criminal statutes, investigations, criminal defense issues. By Dilworth Paxson LLP.

http://www.whitecollardefenseupdate.com/
  • May 19

    Department of Justice Changes Standard for False Statement Charge

    Department of Justice Changes Standard for False Statement Charge
    By Marc J. WeinsteinCharging a defendant with making a false statement in a federal case under 18 USC Section 1001 is a significant tool for federal prosecutors. The statute makes it a federal crime, punishable by a term of imprisonment of…
  • Jan 7

    Two Against One: What To Do When the Trial Judge Becomes An Advocate for the Government

    Two Against One: What To Do When the Trial Judge Becomes An Advocate for the Government
    By Christopher H. CaseyThe Federal Rules of Evidence permit a trial judge to examine a witness at trial. Rule 614(b) states that the court "may examine a witness regardless of who calls the witness." Rule 614(c) allows any party to object…
  • Dec 19

    Beware of "Piling On" by Government Agencies in Big Regulatory Case

    Beware of "Piling On" by Government Agencies in Big Regulatory Case
    By Joseph U. MetzLast month's $13 billion settlement agreement between JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Justice Department and state regulators over the bank's sale of mortgage-linked bonds, the largest settlement ever between the Justice…
Rank this Week: 4648

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…
Rank this Week: 4580

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3405

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
  • May 15

    Cranfords are the First Manufactured Marijuana Cigarette

    Cranfords are the First Manufactured Marijuana Cigarette
    In a funny sort of coincidence, the company producing the first manufactured marihuana cigarettes has named the product Cranfords. The machine rolled cannabis cigarettes come in tins of 10 filtered joints and each tin contains a quarter ounce…
  • Apr 22

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing
    In addition to the number of prior convictions, there are a number of other factors that may impact your DWI arrest. Checkpoints, Miranda Warnings, and plea bargaining are sometimes issues in the case. Continue reading →
  • Apr 10

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI
    In New Jersey, ignition Interlock is only mandatory under certain provisions of the DWI statute. New proposed legislation would make it mandatory for all offenses and replace license suspensions. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4085

Kane County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Kane County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Comments on DUI and criminal law. By Timothy Lloyd Esq.

http://www.kanecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Dude, where’s my weed? or The problem with politics.

    Dude, where’s my weed? or The problem with politics.
    “You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away” – Tom Waits. “Step Right Up.” Small Change. 1990. CD. Back on August 2, 2013 I was happy to report that medical marijuana was…
  • Sep 20

    New Illinois expungement and sealing of records law, an experienced defense attorney explains the law.

    New Illinois expungement and sealing of records law, an experienced defense attorney explains the law.
    Illinois has just recently passed a law which makes more convictions eligible to be expunged.  The law is Public Act 97-1120, and it went into effect on January 1, 2013.  The criminal law section regarding expungements and sealing…
  • Aug 2

    Medical Marijuana in Illinois, a summary by a Kane county defense lawyer.

    Medical Marijuana in Illinois, a summary by a Kane county defense lawyer.
    On August 1, 2013 Governor Quinn signed House Bill 1 into law.  This bill allows doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with certain conditions.  Those patients will be allowed to purchase and use marijuana from state…
Rank this Week: 3809

New York Federal Criminal Practice

New York Federal Criminal Practice

Covers court decisions, news and developments affecting federal criminal practice in New York. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://www.nyfederalcriminalpractice.com/
  • May 12

    Bloomsday, June 16, 2014 at 60 Centre Street with the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch

    Bloomsday, June 16, 2014 at 60 Centre Street with the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch
    Please join me and the Irish American Bar Association on June 16, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the New York State Courthouse at 60 Centre Street for IABANY's Fifth Annual Bloomsday Celebration.  This event showcases James Joyce's…
  • Jul 13

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK
    My latest article, an analysis of the prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as a lens though which we can critique our criminal process, can be downloaded (without registration) here: The abstract is as follows:People v. Strauss-Kahn is…
  • Jan 21

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity
    The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recently published its winter edition of Atticus, showcasing the two impressive honorees at the upcoming annual dinner of the NYSACDL Foundation, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and…
Rank this Week: 4866

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
Rank this Week: 4099

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 10

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%
     Chicago – Many client and their families want to know if they will have to serve 85% of their sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Here is the rule from 730 ILCS 5/3-6-3   A prisoner serving a sentence…
  • May 10

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence
    Chicago – The Supreme Court in the case of Narvarette v. California, 188 L.Ed. 2d 680, April 22, 2014, ruled that an anonymous report of a traffic violation justified the stop of a vehicle.  In this case, a five to four opinion,…
  • Mar 8

    Remaining Silent Can Be Used Against You

    Remaining Silent Can Be Used Against You
    It is common for criminal defense attorneys  in Chicago and elsewhere to advise their clients to remain silent and refuse to make any statements whenever they are being questioned by law enforcement.  But recently, the United…
Rank this Week: 3838

Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

A forum for those who feel they have been blind-sided by the justice system and seek to defend their rights and their innocence. By Sydne French.

http://sfrenchlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Holding Probation Agents Accountable: A Call to Arms!

    Holding Probation Agents Accountable: A Call to Arms!
    Holding Probation Agents Accountable: A Call to Arms!,  is the first post in what I hope will be a collaborative series of posts exposing the lack of accountability that has gone unchecked for far too long in the Department of…
  • May 6

    Another Article Points to - Too Many Prisoners in US

    Another Article Points to - Too Many Prisoners in US
    Too Many Prisoners is yet another article on the failing +prison system in America. I recently posted a blurb on my blog citing to a Frontline article on the very same issue, quoting the same sources.For more on the Frontline article, visit…
  • May 2

    Frontline Reveals Report Showing "Unprecedented” Growth in US Prison

    Frontline Reveals Report Showing "Unprecedented” Growth in US Prison
    A new article by Jason M. Breslow from Frontline's Locked Up in America series reveals what most of us have known for a long time - that tough on crime policies has resulted in overcrowded prisons with little deterrent effect or social…
Rank this Week: 4837

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    DUI Crackdown Planned - Cinco de Mayo Weekend

    DUI Crackdown Planned - Cinco de Mayo Weekend
    The Marin County multi police agency DUI task force, Avoid the Marin 13, is going to be on the look out for impaired drivers this holiday weekend. The involved police departments will be holding a checkpoint in San Rafael on...
  • Apr 30

    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014

    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014
    TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS APRIL 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Speeding and no license Dismissed Marin Speeding …
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement in Marin County

    Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement in Marin County
    The Marin Avoid the 13 had an increased DUI presence during Super Bowl weekend. A drunk driving checkpoint was schedule in Rafael on Saturday night starting at 6:00 p.m. and was set to end on Super Bowl Sunday morning at...
Rank this Week: 4147

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/
  • Apr 30

    What Happens If A Witness Lies?

    What Happens If A Witness Lies?
    Witnesses can technically be charged with Perjury for intentionally providing false testimony while under oath. Unfortunately for criminal defendants in California, the prosecutor almost never pursues such charges against their own witnesses,…
  • Apr 30

    What Happens If A Witness Doesn’t Show Up At Trial?

    What Happens If A Witness Doesn’t Show Up At Trial?
    Any number of things can happen. If the DA can show they have taken ample steps to secure the witness’s presence, then your trial could be continued over your objection. The DA could have another way of securing their testimony, such as…
  • Apr 30

    What If I Don’t Testify?

    What If I Don’t Testify?
    This is a delicate question. If you are a criminal defendant, you have an absolute right not to testify in your case…although the decision whether or not to testify is one that must be made with some serious consideration on the part…
Rank this Week: 3893

Practical Law Blog

Practical Law Blog

A Utah criminal defense attorney's take on criminal, constitutional, and Utah law. By Kelly Ann Booth.

http://www.boothlegal.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    What You Should Know About Distracted Driving in Utah

    What You Should Know About Distracted Driving in Utah
    Distracted driving has gotten a lot of media attention recently because of fatalities resulting from people texting or talking on their phones while driving. State laws vary when it comes to distracted driving; in some states you cannot be…
  • Apr 28

    Steps to Take After Being Arrested for a DUI in Utah

    Steps to Take After Being Arrested for a DUI in Utah
    Being arrested for DUI can be a scary experience, especially if you are generally a law-abiding citizen who has never been in legal trouble before. In Utah DUI cases, you are facing potential jail time and other serious legal consequences, as…
  • Apr 26

    Driving in Utah: What to Do When You’re Pulled Over

    Driving in Utah: What to Do When You’re Pulled Over
    Police officers in Utah have the right to pull drivers over who they think are driving erratically or who they observe breaking traffic laws. However, police don’t have the right to demand answers to questions after pulling a driver…
Rank this Week: 4446