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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 25

    Time to Appeal Jones v. Chappell, Ms. Harri

    Time to Appeal Jones v. Chappell, Ms. Harri
    Today in Los Angeles, Judge Cormac Carney entered final judgment on Claim 27 of Jones v. Chappell, his absurd decision that delay in the review of capital cases is a reason to change a death sentence to life imprisonment.Federal Rule...
  • Jul 25

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Northern California City Struggling Under Realignment: A California State Senator has dubbed Redding, CA as one of the cities hit hardest by Realignment after taking a tour of the Shasta County Jail earlier this week.  Vienna Montague of…
  • Jul 25

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime
    A commenter recently took me to task, disturbed that I criticized the Administration for its tepid response to the Russian-sponsored mass murder of 298 people in the Ukraine.  The commenter thought my remarks went too far in the…
Rank this Week: 170

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 25

    Pedestrian Safety Tips and Gear for Walking at Night

    Pedestrian Safety Tips and Gear for Walking at Night
    Some Warminster residents may enjoy taking a long walk around the neighborhood at night. While there are health benefits of walking, be aware of safety precautions you can take to guard yourself against getting hurt. Check out these…
  • Jul 25

    Self-Driving Cars How Insurance May Work for Them

    Self-Driving Cars How Insurance May Work for Them
    We may now be just years away from the release of self-driving cars. Currently, many automobile manufacturers, including Toyota, Ford, and General Motors, is working on some form of the self-driving car. Car manufacturers and technology…
  • Jul 23

    Losing a Loved One: The Grieving Process after Death

    Losing a Loved One: The Grieving Process after Death
    The death of a loved one is a painful experience, and one that each person processes differently. Loss can trigger any number of emotions such as anger, sadness, relief, anxiety, and depression. These are all normal reactions and one may…
Rank this Week: 1553

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

    The Crusade against Child Pornography Marches On

    The Crusade against Child Pornography Marches On
    Some stories make me wonder what is happening to America. Some stories remind me that our government is out of control. This is one such story. This story makes me sick, and I hope you feel the same way. Let's delve right in, because…
  • Jul 16

    Unholy Alliance

    Unholy Alliance
    Sometimes, you can just look at a group of people and know "they're up to no good". These "up to no good" groups are not kids hanging out, covered in tattoos and piercings at 3 am. Punk kids are suspicious at best, and usually spend half…
  • Jul 9

    How to Test Drugs (Again)

    How to Test Drugs (Again)
    [Whenever I can't come up with a catchy title for a topic I've already covered a thousand times, I simply add the word "again", or "part 2" or "revisited". I first wrote about this topic in July of 2012, in "How to Weigh Drugs in a…
Rank this Week: 2381

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    San Diego ComicCon- Cosplay DUI Evaluation

    San Diego ComicCon- Cosplay DUI Evaluation
    This weekend in America's Finest City over 150,000 people will converge on San Diego to celebrate sci-fi related popular culture. ComicCon has been sold out for months, and geeks (a term of respect) of all types and varieties will cram into…
  • Apr 23

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense
    In the last post I discussed the difficulty in DUI jury trials and why I enjoy DUI and criminal defense. In this blog entry, I will discuss clients and defenses. The two go hand in hand for a number of different reasons that will be…
  • Apr 16

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it
    I recently posted on the initial steps after getting a DUI and the decision to hire a DUI attorney. The decision to go to jury trial and which attorney to hire should go hand in hand. Some attorneys never go to trial. Things happen in…
Rank this Week: 3689

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

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

    When Can a Prosecutor Not Subpoena Your Medical Records in a DUI Manslaughter Case?

    When Can a Prosecutor Not Subpoena Your Medical Records in a DUI Manslaughter Case?
    In the case of Juan Guardado versus the State of Florida, Mr. Guardado was involved in a three-vehicle crash.  Two of the passengers in Guardado’s car were killed.  When a Trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol arrived at…
  • Jul 21

    Retroactive Federal Drug Sentence Reduction

    Retroactive Federal Drug Sentence Reduction
    Last week, the United States Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively cut federal prison sentences for drug crimes.  The Commission voted to retroactively decrease the drug table by two offense levels for all drug types.…
  • Jul 11

    The Police Need a Search Warrant to Obtain Information About the Location of Your Cell Phone

    The Police Need a Search Warrant to Obtain Information About the Location of Your Cell Phone
    In the case of the United States versus Quartavious Davis, Mr. Davis was convicted of several armed robberies that occurred at different times and in several different locations.  In order to prove that Davis was in the general…
Rank this Week: 4732

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 323

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 541

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 25

    The Emergency Hearing During the Execution

    The Emergency Hearing During the Execution
    The transcript of the Wood v. Ryan telephone hearing for a Motion for Emergency Stay of Execution is available in Adobe .pdf format. The Arizona Capitol Times reports, "Killer was given two doses of lethal injection drugs in…
  • Jul 25

    Today's New York Time

    Today's New York Time
    As I shift to additional Arizona coverage, I want to link to today's New York Times report, "A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt," for a current overview. It's by Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz. The Arizona...
  • Jul 25

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned
    The Kansas Supreme Court ruling in Kansas v. Reginald Carr is available in Adobe .pdf format, as is the ruling in Kansas v. Jonathan Carr. "Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned," is by Amy Renee Leiker of the Wichita...
Rank this Week: 23

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge
    A 33-year-old Okeechobee man who had served nearly four years in prison for trafficking in cocaine was arrested last week in his R-Bar Estates home on felony drug charges. More than 180 grams of suspected marijuana and more than 24 grams of…
  • Jul 24

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County
    Law enforcement agencies from Hendry and Lee counties were sent on a manhunt Thursday after it was reported three teenage boys had allegedly stolen a car from Lee County. Officials claim the trio took the vehicle on a joyride that eventually…
  • Jul 21

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County
    A total of 10 people were arrested in an undercover operation cracking down on unlicensed contractors resulting in civil citations totaling $9,675. The sheriff’s office, working with the Hernando County Building Department, conducted a…
Rank this Week: 1632

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jul 25

    VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!

    VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!
    More than a million Amnesty activists like you helped secure the release Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death because of her religious beliefs.
  • Jul 24

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too
    Civil society must be included in all sessions of the US-Africa summit for President Barack Obama to honor fully his commitment to human rights and good governance.
  • Jul 24

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too
    Civil society must be included in all sessions of the US-Africa summit for President Barack Obama to honor fully his commitment to human rights and good governance.
Rank this Week: 54

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

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

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case
    In a chilling account for those of us who purchase tickets for concerts, sports events and Broadway Shows, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced on July 23rd the indictments of six men on charges that they were members of an…
  • Jun 9

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA
    “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan was seriously injured, and a friend in the vehicle killed, as the result of a multi-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early on Saturday, June 7, 2014. After…
  • Apr 10

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week
    For drivers in New York State beginning today, April 10, 2014, be careful if you are a hand held cell phone user on the highways and local streets. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of “Operation Hang Up”, by which…
Rank this Week: 3749

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jul 25

    Winston-Salem Chronicle Calls for Justice in Howard Case

    Winston-Salem Chronicle Calls for Justice in Howard Case
    An editorial in Thursday's Winston-Salem Chronicle called for justice in the case of Darryl Howard who has wrongly served 20 years in prison for a double murder and arson of which he is innocent. In May, Howard's convictions were overturned…
  • Jul 25

    Prade Continues Fight to Clear His Name

    Prade Continues Fight to Clear His Name
    A year and a half after Ohio Innocence Project client Douglas Prade was cleared of a 1997 murder based on new DNA results that excluded him as the source of critical crime scene evidence, he is stilling fighting to clear his name. Prade was…
  • Jul 25

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration
    Thanks to the Dallas County District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit, a Dallas man is poised to become exonerated by DNA evidence without having ever asked for post-conviction testing. The unit, which is spearheaded by District Attorney…
Rank this Week: 535

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

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

    Thousands of Drug Offenders Could Get Sentence Reduction

    Thousands of Drug Offenders Could Get Sentence Reduction
    If you or a loved one is currently serving time in jail for a federal drug offense, you may be able to have your sentence reduced. Call the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today.
  • Jul 23

    Driver Takes Passed-out Passenger to a Motel: Was His Arrest a Rush to Judgment?

    Driver Takes Passed-out Passenger to a Motel: Was His Arrest a Rush to Judgment?
    Recently, a San Fernando Valley driver for the rideshare service Uber was arrested after being suspected of criminal activity involving a woman too drunk to tell him where she lived. Do you think this arrest was fair? The attorneys at Wallin…
  • Jul 21

    Lawsuit Alleges Mistreatment of OC Student Expelled for Cheating Scandal

    Lawsuit Alleges Mistreatment of OC Student Expelled for Cheating Scandal
    A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Corona Del Mar high school student who was recently expelled due to cheating allegations. The student claims that he was mistreated during the interrogation process and forced to confess to…
Rank this Week: 494

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 25

    Lynnwood DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter Secures Dismissal in Second Offense DUI Case

    Lynnwood DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter Secures Dismissal in Second Offense DUI Case
    Dichter Law Office, PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jonathan Dichter recently secured a dismissal on behalf of a client facing charges for a second DUI offense in Everett, Washington. The case was a difficult one given the…
  • Jul 18

    Police in Washington Continue Marijuana DUI Efforts with Emphasis Patrol

    Police in Washington Continue Marijuana DUI Efforts with Emphasis Patrol
    Driving under the influence of marijuana continues to ignite national conversations among law enforcement over the best ways to deal with this issue and when and how to arrest motorists. In a previous blog, we discussed how law enforcement…
  • Jul 8

    Washington Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Driving High

    Washington Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Driving High
    Nearly two years after Washington residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the first pot stores are now open for business. Although today is an historic day in Washington state history, it is also one that reminds us of the many…
Rank this Week: 4363

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    "When the right conditions come along, success becomes inevitable."

    "When the right conditions come along, success becomes inevitable."
    In April of this year the Center for Court Innovation co-hosted a conference on community justice in San Francisco, CA that was attended by participants from jurisdictions all over the country, and representing ten different nations. The…
  • Jul 25

    Bronx Reentry Working Group Holds 4th Annual Forum

    Bronx Reentry Working Group Holds 4th Annual Forum
    Ramon Semorile, BCS              On the 17th of July the Bronx Reentry Working group held its Fourth Annual Forum at Hostos Community College in collaboration with Columbia…
  • Jul 21

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense
    Here are two articles about drug-related offenses and the criminal justice system. The theme is a trend toward less punitive responses to drug crimes that is emerging at local and national levels. Will the Bronx follow suit?Federal:…
Rank this Week: 1690

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Jul 25

    3 Dead after California Bank Robbery

    3 Dead after California Bank Robbery
    During a Stockton bank robbery, three armed robbers aggressively took three women into hostage before making their getaway and beginning a high-speed gun battle with authorities. In total, three were pronounced dead, including two of the…
  • Jul 24

    Flagstaff’s New Law to Prevent Texting While Driving

    Flagstaff’s New Law to Prevent Texting While Driving
    Arizona has been lacking in laws that include the ban of texting and using cell phones while driving. According to the Senior Vice President of Communications for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “there’s no evidence…
  • Jul 23

    Utah Community Gathers for Vigil in Murder/Suicide Case

    Utah Community Gathers for Vigil in Murder/Suicide Case
    Logan police, Utah State University students, and local residents gathered with families for a candlelight vigil honoring those who had died in a murder-suicide earlier last week.  Mackenzie Madden, 19, and Johnathon Sadler, 25, had been…
Rank this Week: 4066

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned
    Florida's Second District Court of Appeal recently found in Romanyuk v. Florida that a trial court wrongly denied jury instructions requested by the defense in a prescription drug criminal case. The case resulted in a conviction, which per…
  • Jul 16

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop
    Acquiring a new paint job on your car isn't grounds for police officers in Florida to pull you over. This might seem a common-sense conclusion, but it was one recently decided by the Florida Supreme Court in State v. Teamer, where officers…
  • Jul 8

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court
    It's been estimated by the Pew Research Center that some 37 percent of Americans - or more than one-third - own a firearm or have a firearm in their home owned by someone else. While the laws governing their use, sale and storage have become…
Rank this Week: 1174

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: 4091

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 621

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

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

    The Greatest Trial Lawyer Who Ever Lived

    The Greatest Trial Lawyer Who Ever Lived
    I would urge anyone who has even a fleeting interest in criminal law or trial litigation to read a book called “Final Verdict.” The book was written by a journalist named Adela Rogers-St. Johns. Ms. St. Johns was famous…
  • Jul 9

    District Attorney “legalizes” marijuana in Brooklyn

    District Attorney “legalizes” marijuana in Brooklyn
    During the heated race for Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson said if he was elected, he would make it a policy to decline to prosecute marijuana-related arrests. Mr. Thompson won the election and now appears to be keeping his…
  • Jul 2

    Cannibal Cop and Conspiracy

    Cannibal Cop and Conspiracy
    The arrest and conviction of New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle became an international story. Mr. Valle was accused by the federal government of conspiring with others to kidnap women so he and his co-conspirators can do all…
Rank this Week: 4294

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 609

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Stunt driving in Ontario. A lawyer’s explanation of charges and defence

    Stunt driving in Ontario. A lawyer’s explanation of charges and defence
    Stunt Driving and Racing in Ontario: charges, defences, and penalties explained by a defence lawyer. Over the years, our law firm has successfully defended many individuals charged with “stunt […]by Sean Robichaud The post…
  • Jul 21

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.
    Taking over the world in crisp robes: 10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice. Being a new lawyer is challenging.  Whether you are working as an associate or starting […]by Sean Robichaud The post 10 tips for new…
  • Jul 18

    Disincentives Towards Innocence: Wrongful Convictions at a Micro-Level

    Disincentives Towards Innocence: Wrongful Convictions at a Micro-Level
    DISINCENTIVES TOWARDS INNOCENCE: A LOOK AT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS IN THE ONTARIO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (Sean Robichaud, 2004)*  * This is an older paper written many years ago.  However, it […]by Sean Robichaud The post…
Rank this Week: 4034

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional
    Ocala, Florida, a city near Jacksonville, Florida, enacted a city ordinance that prohibited "unnecessary or disturbing noises". Normally, this comes up when a person is playing loud music in his/her vehicle. An individual was cited in…
  • Jul 16

    Seizure of Substitute Assets in a Forfeiture Case in Florida

    Seizure of Substitute Assets in a Forfeiture Case in Florida
    The Florida forfeiture statute allows the government to take the property of people when that property was used in conjunction with certain criminal activity or represents the proceeds of certain criminal activity. As an example, if the…
  • Jul 13

    Can Police in Florida Pull You Over if the Color of Your Vehicle Does Not Match the Color Listed on the Registration?

    Can Police in Florida Pull You Over if the Color of Your Vehicle Does Not Match the Color Listed on the Registration?
    Many drug cases, DUI cases, gun cases and other kinds of criminal cases begin with a simple traffic stop in Florida. A police officer will make a routine traffic stop and then claim to observe signs that the driver is impaired from alcohol…
Rank this Week: 1765

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Murder Trial Begins in Porch Shooting, Defense Lawyers Question Collection and Contamination of Evidence

    Murder Trial Begins in Porch Shooting, Defense Lawyers Question Collection and Contamination of Evidence
    On Wednesday July 24, the murder trial of Theodore Wafer, a white middle-aged man who is charged with shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who is African American, through his screen door began. News reports at the New York Daily News call…
  • Jul 24

    Could Your Driver’s License Be Suspended Without You Knowing It?

    Could Your Driver’s License Be Suspended Without You Knowing It?
    If you are reading this right now, you may wonder if that red light ticket you failed to pay could have resulted in your driver’s license being suspended. The fact is, many people in Michigan drive to and from work, school, or on other…
  • Jul 23

    Attorneys Fight to Have Conviction Overturned for Death-Row Inmate in Mississippi

    Attorneys Fight to Have Conviction Overturned for Death-Row Inmate in Mississippi
    Curtis Flowers, a black man in Mississippi who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1997 for the 1996 killings of four individuals, currently sits on death row and has been tried six times for the slayings, which took place at a furniture…
Rank this Week: 198

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1744

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 659

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School
    A drunk driving OWI DUI conviction will have a significant impact on everyone’s life but some may be more than others. The medical profession including nurses are no exception. The State of Michigan has a duty to ensure that our medical…
  • Jul 7

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You
    The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) was passed in 2008 and it allows for the medical use of marijuana in the state of Michigan.  There are two categories of people who are immune from arrest and/or prosecution for possession of…
  • Jul 4

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course
    An attorney who represents persons accused of drunk and drugged driving cannot do it effectively unless they have the specialized education and experience with chemical testing. Almost every case involves a breath test measurement of bodily…
Rank this Week: 3934

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 4320

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law
    7-25-2014 Nevada: Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in doubt. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, and several bills will be submitted to the Legislature during…
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
Rank this Week: 24

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

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

    Florida Lawmaker's DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

    Florida Lawmaker's DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Republican State Rep. Dan Eagle has announced he is eager to put the ordeal of his DUI arrest behind him, following a plea deal that ended with prosecutors agreeing to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving. Daytona DUI defense attorneys…
  • Jul 20

    New Florida Law Expands "Stand Your Ground"

    New Florida Law Expands "Stand Your Ground"
    Gov. Rick Scott recently signed a law that expands the contentious "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law by granting people the right to flash their firearm or even fire warning shots to force attackers to back off. Daytona criminal defense…
  • Jul 10

    Police Skirt Missouri v. McNeely Ruling With "No-Refusal" DUI Checkpoint

    Police Skirt Missouri v. McNeely Ruling With "No-Refusal" DUI Checkpoint
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a clear mandate in April 2013 with its decision in Missouri v. McNeely, wherein it was decided police were required to obtain a warrant before initiating a blood draw for evidence in a DUI arrest. However, our…
Rank this Week: 2297

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
  • Jul 24

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.
    So now what happens?I'm talking about Doug Prade about whom I've written a couple of times before.  He's a former Akron cop.  In 1998 the jury said he was guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Margo.  Shooting her to death.…
  • Jul 19

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule
    Like Judge Kopf, I was sent a copy of Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by a publicist at Henry Holt & Company in the hope that I would review it.  And like Judge Kopf, but without the initial internal…
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Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    National College for DUI Defense Holds Its Summer Session

    National College for DUI Defense Holds Its Summer Session
    The National College for DUI Defense is holding its summer session at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts with seminars and breakouts at the Harvard Law School. The session features lectures on: Crafting Your Opening Statement by…
  • Jun 8

    Stamm Goes On Al Jazeera News to Discuss Missouri v. McNeely

    Stamm Goes On Al Jazeera News to Discuss Missouri v. McNeely
    On last Thursday, June 5, 2014, Leonard Stamm went on Al Jazeera America to discuss last year's Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. McNeely. He was interviewed by reporter John Henry Smith. JHS: Drivers stopped on suspicion of driving…
  • May 21

    Chipping Away at Our Rights - Deering v. MVA

    Chipping Away at Our Rights - Deering v. MVA
    The Court of Appeals announced its decision today in Deering v. MVA. When a driver is arrested for DUI and asked to take a breath or blood test in Maryland, and the driver's reasonable request to consult with a lawyer before deciding is…
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Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 24

    When Can I Expunge A Criminal Conviction In New Jersey?

    When Can I Expunge A Criminal Conviction In New Jersey?
    Expungement is a way for New Jersey residents to hide past mistakes from potential landlords, employers, and others. While the process is relatively straightforward in many cases, the more serious the mistakes you may have made, the harder it…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Be Charged With Assault In New Jersey If I Was Trying To Break Up A Fight?

    Can I Be Charged With Assault In New Jersey If I Was Trying To Break Up A Fight?
    Yes, you can be charged with Assault if police and prosecutors believe you were a participant in a fight where someone was injured. Because of the chaos that often surrounds a fight in a public setting, police often choose to shut the problem…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Be Charged With Assault By Auto In New Jersey Even If There Was No Intent?

    Can I Be Charged With Assault By Auto In New Jersey Even If There Was No Intent?
    Yes, the charge of Assault by Auto in New Jersey does not require that the prosecution prove intent, only that a person sustained bodily injury (or serious bodily injury) through recklessness in operation of a vehicle. Recklessness can be…
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Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jul 24

    Second Florida Cop Sentenced For Rothstein Tie

    Second Florida Cop Sentenced For Rothstein Tie
    A former Broward County detective was sentenced to serve a year and a day in federal prison for his role in carrying out a wrongful arrest of a south Florida woman at the direction of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.  Jeff Poole,…
  • Jul 23

    TelexFree Founders Indicted On Fraud Charge

    TelexFree Founders Indicted On Fraud Charge
    A Massachusetts grand jury indicted TelexFree co-founders James Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler on multiple fraud charges in what authorities have alleged was a massive Pyramid/Ponzi scheme that may have defrauded victims out of hundreds of…
  • Jul 21

    Florida Cop Gets 5-Year Sentence For Rothstein Ties, Including Illegal Arrest

    Florida Cop Gets 5-Year Sentence For Rothstein Ties, Including Illegal Arrest
    "Mr. Benjamin, while wearing the cloak of BSO authority, engineered the arrest and incarceration of an innocent citizen.  This was done purely for financial gain. This conduct is deplorable — it is unconscionable." - U.S. District…
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Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    How Prosecutors Use & Abuse Federal Prisoners' Emails To Defense Lawyer

    How Prosecutors Use & Abuse Federal Prisoners' Emails To Defense Lawyer
    The New York Times recently reported that federal prosecutors are using federal inmate emails sent to their defense lawyers as evidence of wrongdoing. The evidence is being used as additional leverage to force pleas of guilty for those not…
  • Jul 23

    What Is The Likely Sentence That Will Be Imposed By A Judge For A Florida Drug Arrest?

    What Is The Likely Sentence That Will Be Imposed By A Judge For A Florida Drug Arrest?
    I'm often asked about the likely sentence someone could receive for various drug offenses in Florida. Many factors dictate how much discretion a judge may have in providing a sentence that does not punish too harshly. Here are the five…
  • Jul 21

    Nearly 50,000 Current Federal Prisoners Will Have Their Drug Sentences Reduced

    Nearly 50,000 Current Federal Prisoners Will Have Their Drug Sentences Reduced
    Nearly 50,000 federal prisoners will receive a two level drug reduction that on average will result in more than two year reductions of their original sentences. The Federal Sentencing Commission unanimously voted to retroactively apply the…
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Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jul 24

    SEX TRAFFICKING, PROSTITUTION & JAILING JOHNS.

    SEX TRAFFICKING, PROSTITUTION & JAILING JOHNS.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom July 24, 2014 The Maine Legislature made some changes to Maine’s prostitution statutes over the past year or so, attempting to address the problem of “human trafficking” or “sex…
  • Jul 11

    MAINE OUI CHANGES EFFECTIVE 8/1/14.

    MAINE OUI CHANGES EFFECTIVE 8/1/14.
    Posted July 11, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom. A couple of recent changes to Maine’s OUI laws take effect on August 1, 2014. As a general rule, prior OUI convictions serve to increase mandatory punishment for subsequent offenses, but only…
  • Jun 27

    MACDL OUI DEFENSE SEMINAR, 8/22/14, FREEPORT.

    MACDL OUI DEFENSE SEMINAR, 8/22/14, FREEPORT.
    Posted June 27, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom   On August 22, 2014, I’ll be on the faculty of an OUI defense seminar organized by the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Freeport. This seminar…
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Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
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South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel
    Yesterday, the government made public the set of internal rules that are used to compile the list of names on the infamous No-Fly list. Now, the right of U.S. citizens to move among and between the States has its roots in the U.S.…
  • Jul 18

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind
    Unfortunately, the firing of a missile at Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 is not the first, but one many of such incidents. Here is a list: Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114, a Boeing 727, was shot down on February 21, 1973 when it strayed over…
  • Jul 11

    Enforcing International Treatie

    Enforcing International Treatie
    The news of July 9, 2014 from Iraq is that 90 pounds of uranium compounds have come into possession of the Islamic State In Iraq and Levant (ISIS).  The uranium was obtained from a university laboratory in Mosul, a city in Northern Iraq…
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King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Grandparent Custody and Visitation Right

    Grandparent Custody and Visitation Right
    In general, a parent has a fundamental and constitutional right to raise and nurture their child.  We often get questions from grandparents who wish to obtain visitation or custody right of their grandchild or children and often do not…
  • Jul 18

    Getting Sued?

    Getting Sued?
    If you are served with papers, remember that this triggers important deadlines for the attorney that you should hire. This is the first and foremost thing. Do not wait around! The worst thing to do is ignore the papers that were served on…
  • Jul 11

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?
    An auto accident can be one of the most frightening events you will encounter.  It is important to attempt to remain calm and make sure that the situation is handled in a way that ensures you receive the medical treatment that is vital…
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Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Illinois Appellate Court Denies Claim of Double Jeopardy

    Illinois Appellate Court Denies Claim of Double Jeopardy
    A Will County, Illinois man whose conviction on charges of predatory sexual assault was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court, lost on his bid to have the re-trial on those same charges dismissed due to concerns that the prosecution…
  • Jul 21

    Possession of Child Pornography in Chicago

    Possession of Child Pornography in Chicago
    Hundreds of pictures and more than a dozen videos found on a Chicago man’s computer have led to charges of possession of child pornography, a class 2 felony. If convicted, the charge carries a mandatory minimum of four to 15 years in…
  • Jul 18

    United States Supreme Court Bans Cell Phone Searche

    United States Supreme Court Bans Cell Phone Searche
    The United States Supreme Court strengthened an individual’s right to be free from unlawful search and seizures last week when it ruled that, barring certain limited exceptions, law enforcement may not search a criminal suspect’s…
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Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 24

    Outrage Over Slain Officer Triggers Push to Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey

    Outrage Over Slain Officer Triggers Push to Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey
    Capital punishment is a sensitive, controversial, and hotly-debated topic in America.  But whatever your personal stance on the matter may be, one fact remains objectively true: the death penalty vanished from New Jersey in 2007.…
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Courts Restrict the Use of 3rd Party Substitutes in Divorce Matter

    New Jersey Courts Restrict the Use of 3rd Party Substitutes in Divorce Matter
    Ocean County Superior Court Judge, Lawrence Jones, has ruled that the use of 3rd party substitutes via New Jersey’s  Revised Durable Power of Attorney Act  (N.J.S.A. 46:2B-8.1) is inappropriate in most divorce matters. The…
  • Jul 17

    Cancer with No Surgery, Or Surgery with No Cancer? Dental Malpractice Horror Storie

    Cancer with No Surgery, Or Surgery with No Cancer? Dental Malpractice Horror Storie
    Along with clowns and spiders, dentists terrify most Americans.  Most of us will quietly tolerate various solutions, injections, and surgeries to other parts of our bodies, yet the moment our sensitive teeth enter the equation,…
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White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Jul 24

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer
    We wrote about the ongoing fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal in January, and whether former Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin made some critical missteps by appearing at the grand jury with former President Graham Spanier, Vice…
  • Jul 22

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation
    Although environmental prosecution is not a new trend, criminal enforcement of environmental laws is on the rise.  The recent expansion of tools and referral mechanisms to support a heightened level of criminal enforcement have led to…
  • Jul 18

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military
    As readers of this blog know, Montgomery McCracken successfully represented Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair in his court-martial in March. General Sinclair was sentenced only to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine. Montgomery McCracken defense…
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Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Bulldogging in Miami

    Bulldogging in Miami
    Naturally I read the legal commentary following Nel's cross of Pistorius. Most lawyers were critical, labeling Nel's sarcasm and bullying as argumentative and thus objectionable in a US court. While I generally agree with those observations,…
  • May 31

    Be Like LeBron

    Be Like LeBron
    Last night I watched the Miami Heat crush the Indiana pacers to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This victory was notable for two reasons: the Pacers were designed to beat the Heat and their defense specifically created to stop LeBron…
  • May 27

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    At the last NBA All-Star game SAP unveiled a player-efficiency software program called SportVU. It records every movement of a player during a game. It plots 792,000 data points -- shooting, rebounding, defensive efficiency, spacing on the…
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Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Jul 24

    Top 7 reasons probationers are sent back to jail (without committing a crime)

    Top 7 reasons probationers are sent back to jail (without committing a crime)
    By Jessica Towne Most people who are facing probation revocation fail to abide by the technical terms of their probation. The most common violations – which are all avoidable – are:
  • Jul 22

    How to get a Georgia license when your home state license is suspended

    How to get a Georgia license when your home state license is suspended
    By Jessica Towne Jessica Towne, a DUI lawyer based in Gwinnett County, GA, answers readers questions in a monthly series called Ask Jessica. Here's the latest. Question: I just moved to Georgia from out of state. My current license is…
  • Jul 17

    Newest excuse cops use for a traffic stop

    Newest excuse cops use for a traffic stop
    By Jessica Towne Do you drive on Georgia roads? Then you better know that they’ve just changed the driving laws again. Effective this July 1, it is now illegal to drive in the left hand lane (not the hov lane) and stay there when you…
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Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
  • Jul 14

    What is a Required Finding of Not Guilty and How Does it Work?

    What is a Required Finding of Not Guilty and How Does it Work?
    The duty of the office of the district attorney in Massachusetts is not only to prosecute cases but to screen criminal allegations to determine if in fact a crime was committed. Sometimes this screening process fails. Young prosecutors…
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