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Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona
    Regardless of the circumstances, burglary in Arizona is a felony. Residential burglary does carry more severe consequences than non-residential burglary, but both are felonies. If the burglary involves a firearm, residential or…
  • Nov 19

    What is Executive Clemency?

    What is Executive Clemency?
    Executive clemency is the power of pardoning used by either a president, if it’s a federal case, or a governor if it’s a local case. The executive can pardon a criminal’s sentencing, reducing it from the death penalty, or…
  • Nov 17

    Should I refuse a breath test if pulled over for a DUI in Arizona?

    Should I refuse a breath test if pulled over for a DUI in Arizona?
    First, let’s discuss the difference between a preliminary breath test (PBT) and a breathalyzer test. A PBT is a portable device used by police to register your BAC after you are pulled over. The results from a PBT cannot be used against…
Rank this Week: 1940

Blonde Justice

Blonde Justice

Covers criminal law.

http://blondejustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    B as in Blonde...

    B as in Blonde...
    My client left a message for me and spelled her name in the cutest way. I can't help but think that it took her some time to come up with it. I don't want to give up her name obviously but let's just say her last name was Grubs.  Her…
  • Nov 10

    Grumpy Justice

    Grumpy Justice
    Step One: Identify whether you are a "loud talker."Step Two: Learn to shut your office door, especially when you are on personal calls.Seriously, you are all the way down the hall and I can't concentrate.
  • Aug 4

    Gee, Thanks.

    Gee, Thanks.
    Judge, to my client, as part of the plea colloquy: And are you satisfied with the representation you have received from your lawyer?Asshole client, who has wasted a ton of my time being an asshole client:  Well, I mean, I have some…
Rank this Week: 1777

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Defendant’s Waiver of Miranda

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Defendant’s Waiver of Miranda
    The Illinois Appellate Court recently upheld the admissibility of statements the defendant made to police regarding the death of his wife, and affirmed his conviction for involuntary manslaughter. The court ruled that the defendant’s…
  • Nov 19

    Chicago Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend, Off-Duty Cop

    Chicago Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend, Off-Duty Cop
    A Chicago man was arrested last week after shooting his ex-girlfriend in the thigh; he also shot the girlfriend’s mother, who is a Chicago police officer, numerous times, and kidnapped his son. Charges are pending, but it is likely the…
  • Nov 14

    Chicago Man Violates Terms of Bond, Faces Additional Charge

    Chicago Man Violates Terms of Bond, Faces Additional Charge
    A Chicago man out on bond was arrested last week and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, cocaine possession and marijuana possession. The defendant was arrested after Sheriff’s Office personnel noticed crack cocaine…
Rank this Week: 1902

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
    In September, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in…
  • Nov 17

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many procedural protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “public…
  • Nov 13

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “speedy trial”.  The provision is stated:…
Rank this Week: 3568

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: 1573

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • Nov 21

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn
    A Hillsborough County teacher resigned Wednesday after he was arrested on child pornography charges. The 68-year-old resigned from his position with the school district following his arrest,  according to a Hillsborough County School…
  • Nov 20

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short
    A Port St. Lucie homeless man was allegedly caught on surveillance video stealing a chainsaw and stuffing it down his pants, according to police reports. The accused apparently stopped in Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment in the 1800 block of…
  • Nov 17

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida
    Our criminal defense lawyers at Whittel & Melton are very pleased to announce that, according to Governor Rick Scott, Florida is on a path to a 44-year crime low. The actual number of crimes across the Sunshine State is showing that crime…
Rank this Week: 1049

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License
    When you win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal, you usually have to wait for the decision to arrive in the mail. Once in a while, in certain, "special" cases, and only with certain hearing officers (for purposes of…
  • Nov 7

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case
    My work as a DUI lawyer in Michigan is helpful to my clients, yet being a lawyer is not considered one of the "helping professions." Part of this has to do with the fact that as a DUI attorney, I...
  • Nov 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3
    In part 2 of this article, we continued our examination of the most important part of a Michigan DUI charge and began looking at the role of the mandatory alcohol assessment. We'll start out here by examining the clinical reality...
Rank this Week: 622

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution
    In 2012 and 2013, the Department of Justice brought a slew of actions against several financial institutions under a rarely used and little-known statute from the late 1980s for conduct related to the mortgage crisis. Outcomes in these cases…
  • Nov 7

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre
    Imagine you are a compliance officer for a multinational company with securities listed on a U.S. stock market. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) falls squarely within your purview, but other anti-corruption regimes seem less relevant…
  • Oct 21

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?
    Roll Call October 14, 2014 Q. I heard that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., may face ethics discipline because he assisted companies in which he owned stock. I know that Members are not supposed to use their position for their own personal gain, but I…
Rank this Week: 3421

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    BREAKING NEWS! The President Extends Deportation Relief: Do You Qualify?

    BREAKING NEWS! The President Extends Deportation Relief: Do You Qualify?
    Last night, the President finally announced his administration’s eagerly anticipated and hoped for plans to extend deportation relief to a greater segment of the undocumented foreign national population. President Obama has intimated…
  • Nov 10

    The Powers and Limitations of Filing for Bankruptcy

    The Powers and Limitations of Filing for Bankruptcy
    Filing for bankruptcy is a critical decision that many Georgians have decided to make due to their personal and financial circumstances. Because filing for bankruptcy has the potential to affect your life for years to come, it is of the…
  • Oct 24

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?
    The great state of Georgia is home to many equally great small and medium-sized businesses.  Georgian residents are true entrepreneurs and several of our friends and neighbors have enjoyed great success with their businesses all across…
Rank this Week: 3423

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Nov 21

    Penalties For The Sale Or Purchase Of Cocaine In Okaloosa County, Florida

    Penalties For The Sale Or Purchase Of Cocaine In Okaloosa County, Florida
    If you are convicted for the Sale, Manufacture, Delivery, or Purchase of Cocaine in Okaloosa County, a person faces a mandatory second degree felony conviction and up to 15 years in prison ($10,000 fine maximum). If the Sale, Manufacture,…
  • Nov 17

    Common Abbreviations and Acronyms for Okaloosa County, Florida Crime

    Common Abbreviations and Acronyms for Okaloosa County, Florida Crime
    In the day-to-day world of practicing criminal law, like many professions, there is a specific knowledge of understanding. With that is also a specific language. For example, most charges are referred to in a shorthand or abbreviated fashion.…
  • Nov 14

    What Types Of Items Are Considered Drug Paraphernalia or Drug Contraband In Okaloosa County

    What Types Of Items Are Considered Drug Paraphernalia or Drug Contraband In Okaloosa County
    In Okaloosa County, Florida, the statutory list for what is defined as drug paraphernalia is long and exhaustive. It pretty much covers every conceivable item that could remotely be considered as connected to the potential use of drugs in…
Rank this Week: 3419

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu
    Richard Read “was convicted of murder, following a jury trial, and subsequently was sentenced to fifty years incarceration”, after which he appealed his conviction to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.  Read v. Commissioner…
  • Nov 19

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"
    As you probably know, to become a lawyer in the United States, individuals must graduate from law school, then (in most states) pass a bar exam and be admitted to practice in that state by the state Supreme Court.  If a lawyer…
  • Nov 17

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography
    After Maximilian Paul Gingrich was charged with “two counts of possessing child sexually abusive material, [Michigan Compiled Laws] 750.145c(4), and two counts of using computers to commit a crime, [Michigan Compiled Laws]…
Rank this Week: 403

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3461

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?
    Texas laws are sneaky. Yes, it’s legal for a passenger to drink in your car—as long as it isn’t alcohol. Yes, it’s legal for him to drink alcohol as long as your car is a taxi (and, presumably, you’re a…
  • Nov 18

    When Ninjas Attack: 5 Crazy Houston Crime

    When Ninjas Attack: 5 Crazy Houston Crime
    Houston hasn’t always been the relatively tame, civilized city it seems to be these days, on the surface at least. It has a colorful history of crazy crimes that are almost unbelievable to read. Which is of course good for criminal…
  • Nov 14

    What Kind of Evidence Do They Collect for Assault?

    What Kind of Evidence Do They Collect for Assault?
    The term “assault” takes on several different definitions according to the court: Felonius assault is an unlawful attack that causes injury to another person and typically creates a need for immediate medical attention Simple…
Rank this Week: 3393

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
  • Nov 18

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (forthcoming 2015).Amy Salyzyn“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”     -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible…
Rank this Week: 372

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Nov 21

    What’s The Difference Between Harassment And Stalking In New Jersey?

    What’s The Difference Between Harassment And Stalking In New Jersey?
    Harassment and stalking are related crimes in New Jersey, with a stalking charge being sort of like a harassment charge on steroids. When you’re charged with harassment in New Jersey, it is usually as a petty disorderly persons offense,…
  • Nov 21

    What Is The Penalty For Harassment In New Jersey?

    What Is The Penalty For Harassment In New Jersey?
    Harassment in New Jersey is nearly always prosecuted as a petty disorderly persons offense, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 30 days, a fine of up to $500, and possible community service and other fines. If you happen to be…
  • Nov 21

    What Behaviors Constitute Harassment In New Jersey?

    What Behaviors Constitute Harassment In New Jersey?
    Harassment includes a variety of behaviors that are intended to annoy or alarm, sometimes as one-off events, and sometimes as repeated events. One key element of a harassment prosecution is intent. According to the statute, a person can be…
Rank this Week: 1649

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Nov 21

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    I love highlighting my colleagues’ great work on the blog. Shea already announced her new book this week, but also check out Jessie Smith’s interview on WUNC, talking about the backlog at the State Crime Lab and the practical…
  • Nov 20

    Reflections on the Justice Reinvestment National Summit

    Reflections on the Justice Reinvestment National Summit
    I’m a little jet-lagged today. I got back home to Durham early this morning after a long flight. I was attending the Justice Reinvestment National Summit . . . in San Diego. Poor baby! Suffice it to say, the winter weather that…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping a Good Thing Going:  New Book Available on Impaired Driving Law

    Keeping a Good Thing Going:  New Book Available on Impaired Driving Law
    The School of Government has been publishing reference books on motor vehicle law since 1947.  The twelfth iteration of a book on motor vehicle law and the law of impaired driving, written by Ben Loeb and Jim Drennan was published in…
Rank this Week: 2601

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Nov 20

    Getting by with a little help from my friends, in the criminal defense practice.

    Getting by with a little help from my friends, in the criminal defense practice.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Nov 17

    Not getting debilitated by mistakes. Winning when still connected to all. The power of space.

    Not getting debilitated by mistakes. Winning when still connected to all. The power of space.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Nov 15

    The mind and heart can engage with and conquer outside forces.

    The mind and heart can engage with and conquer outside forces.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
Rank this Week: 512

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    If An Under-21 Driver Blows .03%, Can They Be Convicted Of DWI In New Jersey?

    If An Under-21 Driver Blows .03%, Can They Be Convicted Of DWI In New Jersey?
    Yes, the statutory blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers who are under 21 years of age in New Jersey is .01%, so any recorded level above that is subject to prosecution. This can be devastating for young drivers, who are especially…
  • Nov 20

    What’s The Penalty For A Second DWI Conviction In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For A Second DWI Conviction In New Jersey?
    In New Jersey, there is a 10-year window in which a second DWI arrest will be considered a second offense. DWI arrests that happen more than 10 years after the first are considered first offenses. If you are convicted of DWI as a two-time…
  • Nov 12

    How Long Will I Lose My CDL If I’m Convicted Of DWI In My Own Car In New Jersey?

    How Long Will I Lose My CDL If I’m Convicted Of DWI In My Own Car In New Jersey?
    New Jersey’s DWI rules are different for commercial drivers, and they extend even into your personal vehicle. If you’re arrested for DWI in your own car in New Jersey but hold a commercial driver’s license, you’ll face…
Rank this Week: 3439

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Business Partners Jailed for Ripping off Banks and Real Estate Investor

    Business Partners Jailed for Ripping off Banks and Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Melvin Russell “Rusty” Shields, 45, Granite Falls, North Carolina, and Michael Sims, 60, Gilroy, California, the founders of the S3 Partners, were sentenced to prison for investment fraud and fraudulently…
  • Nov 20

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Christopher Burhans, 65, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 37 months’ imprisonment, two years’ supervised release and $1,658,205 in…
  • Nov 20

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. John Struna, 52, Concord Township, Ohio, pleaded guilty to defrauding Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union. The defendant received $112,105 from a bank co-conspirator for the purchase of a condominium located in Ft. Myers,…
Rank this Week: 3

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Constitutional Crisis?

    Constitutional Crisis?
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?”   Many politicians and pundits appear to view the world through one of two sets of eyes. The…
  • Nov 19

    Researchers say the propensity to commit crimes may be down to a person’s gene

    Researchers say the propensity to commit crimes may be down to a person’s gene
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   Researchers in Stockholm, Sweden have published findings that appear to show a link between two genetic…
  • Nov 13

    N.C. voters pass Constitutional amendment allowing defendants to waive jury trial

    N.C. voters pass Constitutional amendment allowing defendants to waive jury trial
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?”   Like other criminal defense attorneys, I would almost never recommend that a defendant waive…
Rank this Week: 1478

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Nov 20

    Cheek v. U.S.: Interpreting the “Interfere” Language of D.C.’s APO Statute

    Cheek v. U.S.: Interpreting the “Interfere” Language of D.C.’s APO Statute
    The Assault on a Police Officer (APO) statute is so broad that the D.C. Court of Appeals has had to issue multiple opinions to interpret it.  In Edwin Cheek v. United States, an opinion it issued today, it interpreted that portion of the…
  • Nov 18

    Testifying = Snitching?

    Testifying = Snitching?
    The witness refuses to testify. “I am not a snitch,” he tells my investigator Wayne and me. “But we am not asking you to snitch on anyone,” I reply. “We are just asking you to testify. To tell the truth about…
  • Nov 18

    PBS NewsHour on KBR Burn Pit Lawsuit

    PBS NewsHour on KBR Burn Pit Lawsuit
Rank this Week: 796

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/
  • Nov 20

    Federal Prosecutors Violate Laws in Sting Operation

    Federal Prosecutors Violate Laws in Sting Operation
    A recent New York Times article highlights 1,000 cases in which entrapment law may see new life in courtrooms and legislatures throughout the United States.  Entrapment laws go back to the 1930’s when the U.S. Supreme Court first…
  • Nov 13

    Ebola Federal Criminal and Constitutional Law and the Law of Quarantine

    Ebola Federal Criminal and Constitutional Law and the Law of Quarantine
    Rarely imposed since the 1940’s, quarantines are both: 1) Creatures of law, subject to constitutional muster and 2) Public health policy; based on the best current state of medical science: its understanding of the process by which…
  • Nov 7

    Obamacare May be Revisted by the United States Supreme Court

    Obamacare May be Revisted by the United States Supreme Court
    On Friday November 7, 2014, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would “consider” a new major legal challenge to the Affordable Health Care Act.  This happened three days after voters in the United States voted…
Rank this Week: 1832

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Nov 20

    Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.

    Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom November 20, 2014 Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers. The following is a list of Vendors and Installers of approved ignition interlock devices for the State of Maine, reflecting installer…
  • Oct 18

    SEARCHES & SEIZURES, LIBERTY VS. SECURITY

    SEARCHES & SEIZURES, LIBERTY VS. SECURITY
    SEARCHES & SEIZURES, LIBERTY VS. SECURITY Posted by Edmund R. Folsom October 18, 2014 A few loosely related matters caught my attention in the news yesterday. One was a piece by Charles Krauthammer, in which he criticized…
  • Sep 22

    AGGRAVATED ASSAULT- DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE STRANGULATION.

    AGGRAVATED ASSAULT- DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE STRANGULATION.
    Posted September 22, 2014 Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT- DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE STRANGULATION. The 2012 amendment to Maine’s aggravated assault statute, 17-A M.R.S.A. §208, have received recent media attention because of…
Rank this Week: 3255

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Maryland Court Upholds Criminal Conviction for Theft and Embezzlement from Joint Bank Account

    Maryland Court Upholds Criminal Conviction for Theft and Embezzlement from Joint Bank Account
    A criminal charge is a serious matter, whether it is classified as a misdemeanor or felony offense, and the person charged must respond accordingly. While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, both can affect a person’s life…
  • Nov 10

    Maryland Court Interprets “Enhanced Sentencing” Statute in Robbery Case

    Maryland Court Interprets “Enhanced Sentencing” Statute in Robbery Case
    Every phase of a criminal case is significant. And each part of the proceeding — from arrest to sentencing — must comply with applicable state law. These laws are in place to ensure that people who are accused of a crime are…
  • Oct 23

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

    Maryland Court Upholds Officer’s “Pat Down” Search of Defendant
    The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. Under established case law, an officer who “pats down” or “stops and frisks” a person must be able to justify the intrusion by pointing to…
Rank this Week: 3711

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3332

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship
    David Brooks and other delusional stalwarts of the pundit class continue to believe that the Republican Party cares about governing and is capable of compromise.  Ignoring GOP efforts since the dawn of the Obama Administration…
  • Nov 17

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
  • Nov 4

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election
    Senator-Elect and Wingnut Joni Ernst I believe it was  Adlai Stevenson who said, "in a Democracy you get the government you deserve."  But do we really deserve the latest batch of truly loathsome extremists, misogynists and…
Rank this Week: 217

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Obama to Announce Details of Immigration Reform

    Obama to Announce Details of Immigration Reform
    The White House has announced that President Obama will address the nation to reveal the executive actions he plans to take to fix the U.S. immigration system. The address will be televised and broadcast online via WhiteHouse.gov at 7pm…
  • Nov 17

    President Obama Set to Initiate 10-Part Immigration Overhaul

    President Obama Set to Initiate 10-Part Immigration Overhaul
    According to administration officials, President Obama will announce a 10-part plan for drastically overhauling the U.S. immigration system – with or without Congress’ consent in the coming weeks. The president’s plan was…
  • Oct 20

    Temporary Protection Status for Honduras and Nicaragua

    Temporary Protection Status for Honduras and Nicaragua
    The Secretary of Homeland Security recently announced that beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Honduras and Nicaragua may now extend their protected status for an additional 18 months. The TPS prevents the deportation of…
Rank this Week: 2712

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    NY Times Says Idaho Dead Last at Protecting Juvenile Record

    NY Times Says Idaho Dead Last at Protecting Juvenile Record
     Associate Attorney William Young is at it again: There is an article today in the New York Times discussing the issue of juvenile offenders and the importance of sealing their records from the public eye. The article examines how many…
  • Oct 7

    Fight that Ticket!

    Fight that Ticket!
      Peterson Lawyers associate attorney Will Young tells us to "challenge that speeding ticket! Speaking from experience, getting ticketed for speeding is not a fun experience. Seeing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror is not a…
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
Rank this Week: 3920

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4544

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Minnesota Courts Helping Prevent Repeat DUI Offense

    Minnesota Courts Helping Prevent Repeat DUI Offense
    A study by a national research firm uncovered that in Minnesota DWI courts, deterrent programs and treatment regimens are helping prevent repeat DUI offenses, saving the taxpayers about $700,000 a year. The study examined the DWI court system…
  • Nov 19

    Little Falls Murderer Must Pay $21,000 To Victims’ Familie

    Little Falls Murderer Must Pay $21,000 To Victims’ Familie
    Byron David Smith, the 66-year-old Little Falls man who was found guilty on two counts of premeditated murder in the first and second degree after he killed two teenage intruders during a home invasion has been ordered to pay over $21,000 in…
  • Nov 18

    Minnesota Sex Offender Reform Report Published

    Minnesota Sex Offender Reform Report Published
    As we mentioned back in August, experts tasked with reviewing Minnesota’s current sex offender program asked to have their report deadline pushed back until mid-November. Today, they published their findings in a comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 2373

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Minnesota Courts Helping Prevent Repeat DUI Offense

    Minnesota Courts Helping Prevent Repeat DUI Offense
    A study by a national research firm uncovered that in Minnesota DWI courts, deterrent programs and treatment regimens are helping prevent repeat DUI offenses, saving the taxpayers about $700,000 a year. The study examined the DWI court system…
  • Nov 19

    Little Falls Murderer Must Pay $21,000 To Victims’ Familie

    Little Falls Murderer Must Pay $21,000 To Victims’ Familie
    Byron David Smith, the 66-year-old Little Falls man who was found guilty on two counts of premeditated murder in the first and second degree after he killed two teenage intruders during a home invasion has been ordered to pay over $21,000 in…
  • Nov 18

    Minnesota Sex Offender Reform Report Published

    Minnesota Sex Offender Reform Report Published
    As we mentioned back in August, experts tasked with reviewing Minnesota’s current sex offender program asked to have their report deadline pushed back until mid-November. Today, they published their findings in a comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 817

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    I Got Busted with Pot. Now What?

    I Got Busted with Pot. Now What?
    There are a lot of criminal offenses that are so common, they hardly seem like “crimes” at all. Marijuana possession is one of them, and in fact, in some states, it isn’t a crime at all. In Oklahoma, though, possession of…
  • Nov 17

    OKC Police Officer Charged with Rape Faces Preliminary Hearing

    OKC Police Officer Charged with Rape Faces Preliminary Hearing
    Accused as a rapist, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw sat in a preliminary hearing and listened to women testify that he raped them while on duty. Holtzclaw, 27, is a former football standout and ex-police officer…
  • Nov 13

    Tulsa Man Attempts Jailbreak with 11 Days Left to Serve

    Tulsa Man Attempts Jailbreak with 11 Days Left to Serve
    Sometimes, enough is enough. At least, it seems as if that is what one Tulsa man was thinking when he escaped from a halfway house 11 days before his sentence was to be complete. Now, the man who had less than two weeks until his release…
Rank this Week: 893

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?
    I get this question all the time. If you need to attend driving school for your VA charge contact me today. You might be able to take an online class but in some cases, you might have to attend a class in Virginia. Contact for for a free case…
  • Nov 19

    Do you Need Ignition Interlock After a Year of DUI Suspension?

    Do you Need Ignition Interlock After a Year of DUI Suspension?
    It depends. Do you need a restricted license or did you already get one? Here is what you need to know. Contact me today for a free case strategy session and I’ll help you with all the details of your case. © marketing for Andrew…
  • Nov 18

    How Can I Get an Old Virginia Conviction Expunged?

    How Can I Get an Old Virginia Conviction Expunged?
    Find out if it is possible to get old charges off of your record. Contact me for a free case strategy session and in some cases I might be able to have the charges reduced or dismissed. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink |…
Rank this Week: 642

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2359

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

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

http://azcommonlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1732

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Inside Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    Inside Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF)
    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is an agency in Florida with multi functions. Under Florida Statute the Department of Children and Family provides that its local offices, like the West Palm Beach DCF Office, shall provide…
  • Nov 18

    Allegations of Domestic Battery

    Allegations of Domestic Battery
    According to the Palm Beach Post, Attorney William Abramson, 47, faces domestic battery charges, in Palm Beach County, FL.  Mr. Abramson allegedly struck and pushed his girlfriend against her will, while calling her a “two bit…
  • Nov 11

    The State Of Florida and Local Municipalities Are Contracting Away Floridian’s Constitutional Rights!

    The State Of Florida and Local Municipalities Are Contracting Away Floridian’s Constitutional Rights!
    The State of Florida along with local Municipalities are contracting away many of Floridian’s valuable rights with big business. Local municipalities are giving away our rights to big business for the mighty dollar that is promised…
Rank this Week: 963

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 92

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
  • Nov 19

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia
    To be born female in Saudi Arabia is to endure a life of discrimination…on many fronts. First of all, it is legal for men in Saudi to have up to four wives who may be as young as 10-years old, as long as they can afford to support them…
  • Nov 16

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com
    If your boyfriend or girlfriend is a liar or worse, a cheater, you can “out” him or her, just like Stacey Blitsch and Amanda Ryncarz did when they posted their complaints about their former lover, lawyer Matthew Couloute, on…
Rank this Week: 282

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Constitutional Rights Harder to Invoke for Defendants Than You May Think

    Constitutional Rights Harder to Invoke for Defendants Than You May Think
    A recent Maryland criminal case has made a statement about the constitutional rights of those convicted of crimes. Unfortunately, the decision makes an accused's invocation of constitutional rights harder, instead of easier. The Facts of the…
  • Nov 3

    Juror Misconduct Threatens Rights of Criminal Defendants and Integrity of the System

    Juror Misconduct Threatens Rights of Criminal Defendants and Integrity of the System
    Our criminal and civil justice system relies upon the integrity and ethics of our jurors. We are unique in that we have a jury system to determine the outcome of those arrested for crime in Maryland and beyond, but with that privilege also…
  • Oct 22

    New Marijuana Laws Raise Complex Legal Question

    New Marijuana Laws Raise Complex Legal Question
    As news of legalized marijuana continues to spread across the country, Maryland is now getting its turn...in a way. A new law has already taken effect that reduces the penalties for being found with marijuana, and while the new law doesn't…
Rank this Week: 3768

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/
  • Nov 20

    Marijuana and DUI - DREs required - Carboxyl THC does not prove impairment

    Marijuana and DUI - DREs required - Carboxyl THC does not prove impairment
    With legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, and medical marijuana laws sweeping the country, police are stepping up enforcement of driving while impaired by drugs and controlled dangerous substances enforcement. In Maryland, these…
  • Oct 19

    Stamm receives award from Maryland Bar Foundation for Advancement of Professional Competence

    Stamm receives award from Maryland Bar Foundation for Advancement of Professional Competence
    On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Leonard Stamm received from the Maryland Bar Foundation, the prestigious Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of Professional Competence. He was nominated by Pilar Nichols. Other award recipients were: Steven…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1611

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Nov 20

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?

    Will I Be Released on Bail in California?
    Whether it is your tenth arrest or your first, being arrested is never fun. Often, it is downright terrifying. For most people, the first concern after being arrested is getting out of jail. In almost all cases, bail will be set, providing…
  • Nov 18

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest

    Arrest Tips – What to Do and What Not to Do during a California Arrest
    No one plans to be arrested; however, it could happen to you at any time and for any reason. Sometimes an arrest is expected, or at least a reasonable possibility. Other times it comes out of the blue. If you have never been taken into…
  • Nov 14

    Free Report: California’s Three Strikes Law – What You Need to Know

    Free Report: California’s Three Strikes Law – What You Need to Know
    Because of the individual nature of a sentence, it is always best to consult with an experienced California criminal defense attorney. If you have specific questions about your sentence, however, a general overview of common probation…
Rank this Week: 4960

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Nov 19

    In Which New Vistas Open Up

    In Which New Vistas Open Up
    It started with criminal First Amendment litigation. I fought for five years against a speech-restricting penal statute, learning the law along the way and finally punching a hole in the dam last year, freeing a lifetime’s worth of…
  • Nov 5

    In Which Texas Sex-Assault Law is Bizarre

    In Which Texas Sex-Assault Law is Bizarre
    Texas Penal Code Section 22.011, Sexual Assault: (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) intentionally or knowingly: (A) causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person by any means, without that person’s…
  • Nov 5

    In Which Some Lawyers Are Suckers at Best

    In Which Some Lawyers Are Suckers at Best
    Dear _, We are pleased to officially inform you that you have been chosen to receive this year’s prestigious TOP 10 Attorney Award for the state of Texas. Through a multi-phase selection process, the National Academy of Criminal Defense…
Rank this Week: 177

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Nov 19

    Debt Collection Practices Result in Arrests; Spotlights Flaws in the System

    Debt Collection Practices Result in Arrests; Spotlights Flaws in the System
    For most people, it’s not a surprise that borrowing from a payday or title loan company is going to come with ridiculously high finance charges and interest rates. A recent report by the Utah Department of Financial Institutions…
  • Nov 17

    Man Sought for Security Camera Vandalism in Salt Lake City

    Man Sought for Security Camera Vandalism in Salt Lake City
    In a random act of vandalism, a man destroyed a security camera in a parking garage. The Salt Lake City Police Department is hoping the public will be able to help identify the man. Take THAT, Stupid Security Camera According to a report from…
  • Nov 12

    Kansas, U.S. Sixth Circuit Delay Same-Sex Marriage Progre

    Kansas, U.S. Sixth Circuit Delay Same-Sex Marriage Progre
    A little over a month ago, in a move that seemed to be opening the floodgates for legal same-sex marriages nationwide, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the State of Utah and four other states regarding their…
Rank this Week: 669

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 430