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Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
  • Oct 9

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS
    I thought that this story (here and here) was fascinating.  Currently churches can lose their 501(c)(3) status if the pastor endorses candidates, as the church is no longer purely a religious organization.
  • Sep 28

    Right to Counsel for Children

    Right to Counsel for Children
    This link has a report card for each state on a child's right to counsel.  South Dakota only earns a D.  This report card is based on laws actually on the books, not based on how those laws are applied by the Courts. When we look at how the…
Rank this Week: 2029

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 2433

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Spike In Maryland Drug Overdoses Prompts Government Action

    Spike In Maryland Drug Overdoses Prompts Government Action
    In the first three months of 2014 Maryland witnessed a dramatic increase in the amount of statewide drug overdose deaths. From January through March 2014 there have been 252 deaths, 148 of which were related to heroin. The total number is…
  • Jul 19

    Marijuana Possession Decriminalized In D.C.

    Marijuana Possession Decriminalized In D.C.
    While Maryland will have its day in October, possession of a small amount of marijuana has officially been decriminalized in Washington D.C. At midnight on Thursday, metropolitan police officers were ordered to keep their handcuffs in their…
  • Jul 14

    Montgomery County Wants State Marijuana Laws Fixed

    Montgomery County Wants State Marijuana Laws Fixed
    Maryland lawmakers made significant progress in reforming state marijuana laws in the recent legislative session. Starting in October of this year possession of less than 10 grams of pot will no longer be a criminal offense. And the medical…
Rank this Week: 3276

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
  • Jun 4

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland

    Reckless Endangerment in Maryland
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland defines the crime of Reckless Endangerment under § 3-204 of Title 3 of its…
  • May 4

    Maryland Child Support Modification FAQ

    Maryland Child Support Modification FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Maryland child support orders, once issued, do not change on their own. In order for the amount of…
Rank this Week: 4142

BC Criminal Law Blog

BC Criminal Law Blog

Offers news, information and commentary on British Columbia criminal law. By Stern and Albert.

http://www.bccriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court of Canada says deterrence not a factor that may be considered under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

    Supreme Court of Canada says deterrence not a factor that may be considered under the Youth Criminal Justice Act
    Last week the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that the Youth Criminal Justice Act, as written, does not allow judges to increase a sentence for the purposes of deterring youth crime. The Court held that the legislature deliberately…
  • Jun 15

    Bill C-19 proposes new Criminal Code offence for street racing.

    Bill C-19 proposes new Criminal Code offence for street racing.
    On June 15th the federal government introduced Bill C-19, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing) and to make consequential amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. The new legislation is aimed at providing harsh…
  • Jun 1

    B.C. Gun Amnesty Announced for June 2006

    B.C. Gun Amnesty Announced for June 2006
    Solicitor General John Les announced a month long, province-wide gun amnesty in B.C. yesterday. The amnesty will last for the month of June and is aimed at trying to collect some of the estimated 90,000 unregistered guns that are in the…
Rank this Week: 3031

Beckwith DV Law

Beckwith DV Law

Information about the criminal and civil consequences of domestic violence in Washington State.

http://www.seattle-domesticviolence.com/domestic-violence-defense-law/
  • Nov 5

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence

    Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence
    The Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act makes it a felony to possess firearms or ammunition if you have been convicted of certain misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) crimes. Under the Amendment, a “misdemeanor crime of domestic…
  • Nov 5

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence

    Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence
    Besides direct consequences that can include jail time, fines, and treatment, a domestic violence conviction can trigger many consequences outside of the Washington State court system. These consequences can affect your current employment,…
  • Nov 5

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence

    Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence
    In Washington State, a person will be charged with this crime if they commit a crime of domestic violence AND prevent or attempt to prevent the alleged victim or a witness from calling 911, making a police report, or receiving medical…
Rank this Week: 3998

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

News and Cases of Note Affecting Eighth Circuit Criminal Practice. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://behindthe8th.com/
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence
    It is unlikely that today Alfonso Vega Diaz would face a mandatory minimum sentence under A.G. Holder’s new drug charging policy (no violence, weapons, minors, serious injury or death; not an organizer, leader or supervisor; no…
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge
    In those increasingly rare cases that go to trial, the defendant is entitled to a jury “selected from a fair cross-section of the community.”  Defendants like Carlous Horton can be surprised to learn that this doesn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
Rank this Week: 3987

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

Review of news and notable decisions affecting federal criminal practice in the Eighth Circuit. By Murray Law LLC.

http://mlawllc.com/blogs/
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence
    It is unlikely that today Alfonso Vega Diaz would face a mandatory minimum sentence under A.G. Holder’s new drug charging policy (no violence, weapons, minors, serious injury or death; not an organizer, leader or supervisor; no…
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge
    In those increasingly rare cases that go to trial, the defendant is entitled to a jury “selected from a fair cross-section of the community.”  Defendants like Carlous Horton can be surprised to learn that this doesn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
Rank this Week: 4053

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
  • Sep 11

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement
    WPXI reports that 60 Pittsburgh-area drivers received traffic citations for improper use of the carpool/high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on the Parkway North.  Under the law, the HOV lane may only be used by motorcycle operators and…
  • Aug 20

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police
    Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala issued a statement outlining the public’s right to videotape police officers. DA Zappala explained that a person has the right to videotape police officers who are on duty but people do…
Rank this Week: 4530

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

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

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

    Ya es Hora de Renovar la DACA

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

    NUEVA COLABORACIÓN DE AUTORES/NEW COLLABORATION

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

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

    EXTENSIÓN DE TPS PARA NICARAGÜENSES – FECHA LIMITE 3 DE JUNIO DE 2013
    El Servicio de Inmigración anunció que extenderían el estatus de TPS, por sus siglas en inglés, a nicaragüenses. La fecha límite es el lunes, 3 de junio del 2013. De no re-inscribirse, perderá…
Rank this Week: 2930

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

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

    United States v. Chychula: Grand Jury Investigations and the Obstruction of Justice

    United States v. Chychula: Grand Jury Investigations and the Obstruction of Justice
    Our Birmingham criminal defense attorneys understand that being summonsed to testify at a grand jury hearing can have serious implications on both your liberty and your safety. In United States v. Chychula, the defendant was charged with nine…
  • Jul 11

    United States v. Smith: Specific Intent Requirement and Federal Crime

    United States v. Smith: Specific Intent Requirement and Federal Crime
    Our Alabama criminal defense lawyers know that federal cases can involve serious penalties. United States v. Smith is a federal criminal case involving a conviction for knowingly aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. According to court…
  • Jul 10

    United States v. Rojas: The Rules of Evidence and Closing Argument

    United States v. Rojas: The Rules of Evidence and Closing Argument
    Our Birmingham drug crimes defense lawyers know that thorough understanding of the rules of evidence is essential to proper defense at trial. United States v. Rojas, a United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit case, involves a…
Rank this Week: 1015

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…
Rank this Week: 4438

Blog for the Law Offices of G.…

Blog for the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC

Covers criminal and personal injury law.

http://ricelawmd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4879

Blonde Justice

Blonde Justice

Covers criminal law.

http://blondejustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 2

    Running Wild

    Running Wild
    One of the interesting things about working in a new court is learning the new lingo.  You say continuance, I say adjournment. You say FTA, I say bench warrant.But today I heard my new favorite localism. My client was telling me about…
  • Apr 20

    Meeting the Best People

    Meeting the Best People
    One thing I really like is meeting other public defenders.  As my clinic teacher used to say, "Public defenders are the best people in the world." If not the "best," they're at least usually like-minded.  And in a world where our…
  • Apr 13

    Self-Care for Public Defender

    Self-Care for Public Defender
    Self-care is a social worker and therapist idea, basically, wherein the practitioner makes an effort to care for himself and his own mental wellbeing as a way of staying healthy and being able to persevere, successfully, in the field. In the…
Rank this Week: 2119

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1422

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and defense in Massachusetts. By the Law Office of Robert J. Wheeler, Jr.

http://www.bostoncriminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure

    Supreme Court rules on forced DNA swabbing as part of booking procedure
    The Supreme Court held today that taking and analyzing an arrestee's cheek swab for DNA is like fingerprinting and photographing and is a legitimate booking procedure, reasonable under the Fourth Amendment. In Maryland v. King, the facts…
  • May 9

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home

    Massachusetts drug distribution and probable cause to search a home
    Here in Massachusetts, probable cause to believe that drugs will be found in one's home cannot be established by the simple fact that a known drug dealer lives in the home. There is a large body of law dealing with questions of whether there…
  • May 3

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense

    Developments in Massachusetts marijuana crimes defense
    Last month, the highest court in our Commonwealth issued opinions that will favorably affect persons accused of Massachusetts marijuana crimes. In Commonwealth v. Jackson, the court decided that socially sharing small amounts of marijuana…
Rank this Week: 4724

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Duplicative OUI Charges in Massachusett

    Duplicative OUI Charges in Massachusett
    If you hurt someone while drunk driving in Massachusetts, you may be charged with multiple counts, some of which may seem quite similar. In a recent case, a Massachusetts defendant was convicted of (1) drunk driving (operating under the…
  • Jul 8

    Protective Sweeps in Massachusett

    Protective Sweeps in Massachusett
    In a recent case, a Boston Municipal Court granted the defendants' motion to suppress evidence based on a protective sweep. The sweep arose when a Massachusetts State Trooper ran a license plate check on a Mercedes. The car's owner had an…
  • Jun 15

    Prior Bad Acts in Massachusetts Domestic Violence Case

    Prior Bad Acts in Massachusetts Domestic Violence Case
    It is not uncommon for Massachusetts domestic violence cases to arise after multiple violent acts by the defendant. Some of these may be documented by the police. Others are only known to the two partners. Whether the judge will permit…
Rank this Week: 2004

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

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

    Potential Child Abuse and Neglect and the DCF Part 1 of 2

    Potential Child Abuse and Neglect and the DCF Part 1 of 2
    Any close living situation may eventually cause agitation and strife between those people living together. And in some cases, the situation reaches a boiling point and people start to lash out, sometimes even violently. When violence occurs…
  • Jul 13

    Possible Changes to Parole for Juveniles Serving Life Sentence

    Possible Changes to Parole for Juveniles Serving Life Sentence
    The hot topic before the state’s Senate right now is a bill that could give juveniles who are serving a life sentence the opportunity to become eligible for parole after serving a minimum of 20 years, the Berkshire Eagle reports.…
  • Jul 10

    Soccer Star Luis Suarez Bites Opponents Ear: Is This An Assault And Battery In Massachusetts?

    Soccer Star Luis Suarez Bites Opponents Ear: Is This An Assault And Battery In Massachusetts?
    The drama for the Men’s World Cup has not been limited to the win and loss columns or to the untimely exit of the United States Men’s team. Soccer sensation and Uruguay’s marquee player Luis Suarez was fined $100,000.00 and…
Rank this Week: 2665

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1389

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3588

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: 542

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 347

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Two Killed After Drunk Driver Plunges into Quarry

    Two Killed After Drunk Driver Plunges into Quarry
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers understand that in many cases, the surviving heirs of deceased victims must open a probate estate before bringing a lawsuit in Superior Court. According to a recent story from WGN, two occupants of…
  • Jul 21

    A Look at the History of the National Drinking Age and its Effect on Alcohol-Related Car Accident

    A Look at the History of the National Drinking Age and its Effect on Alcohol-Related Car Accident
    Our Boston drunk driving car accident attorneys know that many of the worst alcohol-related car accidents involve young drivers. A recent feature on Boston.com looks at the history and effects of having a national drinking of age of 21. …
  • Jul 15

    Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Jail for Alcohol-Related Car Crash

    Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Jail for Alcohol-Related Car Crash
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers know that an alcohol-related car accident can result in serious injury or death. The Boston Globe is reporting that Bridgewater woman has been sentenced to two and half years in prison in connection…
Rank this Week: 3567

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Criminal Law, DUI and OUI news. Published By Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostonduilawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving
    An assistant football coach at Wayland High School was arrested last weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his teams victory that evening. The Wayland coach was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol at his…
  • Nov 6

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment
    A Worcester man was recently arrested on several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his involvement in a three-car crash. The man, who was driving his minivan with his two daughters (6 and 8 years old) on the Massachusetts…
  • Oct 28

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury
    Boston Police Officer Richard Jeanetti, 36, has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges from the May 24 Hyde Park crash that resulted in serious injury to a woman. The Boston officer has been…
Rank this Week: 3062

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jul 13

    Statute of Limitations Extended for Civil Sex Abuse Claim

    Statute of Limitations Extended for Civil Sex Abuse Claim
    Massachusetts legislators have passed a bill to extend by 32 years the statute of limitations for filing civil suits against perpetrators of sexual abuse of minors. The new law gives child victims of sexual abuse until age 53 to sue their…
  • Jul 3

    Female Somerville Teacher Charged with Rape

    Female Somerville Teacher Charged with Rape
    A Somerville teacher was charged with raping a 13-year-old student after authorities said the victim's mother saw disturbing online communications. "The idea that a teacher would use their position of authority to manipulate an…
  • Jun 22

    HOUSE VOTES TO EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN CHILD SEX ABUSE

    HOUSE VOTES TO EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN CHILD SEX ABUSE
    After years of trying to strike a compromise, the House voted unanimously on Wednesday to extend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual assault to bring civil claims against their abusers. The bill (H 4126) would allow…
Rank this Week: 231

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Covers Georgia criminal law.

http://www.gainesvillegalawyer.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 4412

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

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

    UK GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS "WHISTLEBLOWING FRAMEWORK: CALL FOR EVIDENCE"

    UK GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS "WHISTLEBLOWING FRAMEWORK: CALL FOR EVIDENCE"
    A theme present in a number of press articles on “Whistleblowing” over recent months has been that, despite regulatory advances, whistle-blowers continue to be ignored, hushed or retaliated against.  This theme of “fear…
  • Jul 21

    Forex Investigation - the new blockbuster investigation by the SFO

    Forex Investigation - the new blockbuster investigation by the SFO
    On 21 July 2014 the director of the Serious Fraud Office formally announced the opening of a criminal investigation into allegations of fraudulent conduct in the foreign exchange market.  This investigation has been anticipated for some…
  • Jul 21

    The Serious Fraud Office Reports...

    The Serious Fraud Office Reports...
    The Serious Fraud Office has just published its 2013/2014 Annual Report.  Anyone reading it in the hope or expectation of gaining some insights into what the SFO does or what causes it concern may be a trifle disappointed: of the 72…
Rank this Week: 2587

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Murder for Hire Charge is Dismissed Against Texas Man

    Murder for Hire Charge is Dismissed Against Texas Man
    Photo Credit to Arthur Forzus Murder for hire cases can be difficult to prosecute as demonstrated by a recent case in Texas in which the Collin County District Attorney’s Office dismissed a felony charge against man from Garland who…
  • Jul 16

    Texas Man is Accused of Killing Six Family Members in Houston

    Texas Man is Accused of Killing Six Family Members in Houston
    Texas hit the headlines last week for one of the worst crimes seen in the Lone Star State for some time. A 33-year-old man stands accused of killing six members of his former wife’s family, including four children in a home in suburban…
  • Jul 8

    Supreme Court Places Limits on Police Powers to Search Smart Phone

    Supreme Court Places Limits on Police Powers to Search Smart Phone
      Just as cell phones and smart phones have become a way of life in recent years, it has become routine for police to seek to recover information from the devices as part of their investigations. However, a recent U.S. Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 3890

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Why It Sometimes Sucks (And Then Doesn’t…Sorta)

    Why It Sometimes Sucks (And Then Doesn’t…Sorta)
    It’s often hard to explain the little reasons it can sometimes suck being a defense attorney, so I figured I’d strike while the iron is hot and write about something that happened recently. It should highlight one tiny little…
  • Jun 30

    Got That?

    Got That?
    In Arizona state courts, plea agreements are generally simple. Although a few paragraphs tend to confuse most defendants and require a little bit of explaining, they’ll at least set forth a definite number of years in prison, or maybe a…
  • Jun 25

    Government Thug

    Government Thug
    I spent last weekend at Too Broke for Sturgis, a motorcycle rally put on by ABATE of Arizona. ABATE is a non-profit motorcycle rights organization that does some really good stuff, and its members are some of the nicest people I’ve…
Rank this Week: 1621

Brrown Law Blog

Brrown Law Blog

Covers criminal law, family law and religious freedom.

http://www.browncriminaldefense.com/
  • Sep 10

    Idaho Bans All Religious Texts from Charter School

    Idaho Bans All Religious Texts from Charter School
    In a seriously disturbing case, the Idaho Public Charter School Commission has banned all texts and books deemed to be religious. This ban even applies to religious texts and books that are regularly used to teach history and literature.…
  • Sep 10

    Cops Bill Woman for Unsuccessful Forced Cavity Search

    Cops Bill Woman for Unsuccessful Forced Cavity Search
    The Las Cruces, New Mexico metro narcotics had “credible evidence from a reliable source” that a local woman was concealing up to one ounce of heroin. Upon this information, the police obtained a warrant, and when they didn’t find…
  • Sep 5

    The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination

    The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination
    The Orange County Business Journal recently published an article entitled “The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination.” It’s a quick primer for employers regarding what they can, cannot, and must do regarding religion in the…
Rank this Week: 4407

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 3142

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: 913

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Cypress Resident Charged with 24 Felony Counts of Lewd Act

    Cypress Resident Charged with 24 Felony Counts of Lewd Act
    Michael Mordaunt, 45, of Cypress was arrested and charged with 24 felony counts, including 7 counts of lewd acts with minors under 14. According to authorities, Mordaunt was posing as a teenage boy on social media connecting with underage…
  • Jul 25

    Big Win for Defense in San Bernardino County Colonies Case

    Big Win for Defense in San Bernardino County Colonies Case
    Judge Michael A. Smith dismissed conspiracy charges against all four defendants in the Colonies Partners LP case citing the expiration of the statute of limitations. Jeff Burum, Paul Baine, Jim Erwin and Mark Kirk are accused of conspiring…
  • Jul 25

    Long Beach Man May Face Murder Charge for Killing Pregnant Burglar

    Long Beach Man May Face Murder Charge for Killing Pregnant Burglar
    A 80-year-old Long Beach man arrived at his home around 9:00 p.m. to find two burglars. The pair punched and body slammed the elderly man while they attempted to break into his safe. The homeowner, Tom Greer was able to retrieve a firearm…
Rank this Week: 1586

California Criminal Defense Blog

California Criminal Defense Blog

Covers drug crimes, legislation, sex crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes. By Shouse Law Group.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18
    California law is especially vigilant when it comes to protecting minor children. Under California Penal Code 647.6, annoying or molesting a child under 18, something as seemingly innocent as a comment can be a crime. All it takes is a…
  • Jul 17

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction
    Travel restrictions are often one of the consequences of a felony conviction in California. These can occur a number of ways. First, a judge may directly impose travel restrictions as a condition of probation. This may also include…
  • Jun 17

    New York City Cop May Have Coerced Confession

    New York City Cop May Have Coerced Confession
    Many people think that everyone who confesses to a crime is guilty. But coerced, involuntary and false confessions can lead to wrongful conviction and grave injustice. And some cops will go to unscrupulous lengths to make a case. As a case…
Rank this Week: 2417

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

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

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law
    St. Paul, Minn has a new bill that may someday make it's way to California. It is called the criminal records expungement bill. The bill will allow those convicted of misdemeanors and some low-level felonies, to get their criminal records…
  • May 12

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California
    The crime of kidnapping is defined as the use of force or fear to take a person and move him or her, a substantial distance. If convicted of kidnapping, the penalty can be up to 8 years in State Prison, or more if: 1) The victim was injured…
  • Apr 25

    Prep School Graduates Accused Of Drug Trafficking

    Prep School Graduates Accused Of Drug Trafficking
    Two graduates of an exclusive Pennsylvania prep school were charged with operating an extensive drug ring that dealt cocaine and marijuana to students at high schools and colleges in an affluent part of Philadelphia, authorities said on…
Rank this Week: 3380

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1010

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 3

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend
    During major holiday weekends, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department increases its efforts to crack down on drunk driving. The Daily Breeze reports that 529 people were arrested in Los Angeles County over the Memorial Day weekend this…
  • May 28

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine
    A former "Days of our Lives" actor has been arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs out of his Los Angeles County home. According to The Malibu Times, the 20-year-old actor was arrested at his Agoura Hills home for selling cocaine. It is…
Rank this Week: 4344

Can The Police Do That?

Can The Police Do That?

Covers constitutional issues relating to criminal procedure in both Federal and Illinois law. By Andrew Tidwell-Neal.

http://www.canthepolicedothat.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    A Strong 4th Amendment is a Strong America - US vs. Jone

    A Strong 4th Amendment is a Strong America - US vs. Jone
    On Monday, January 23, 2012, the US Supreme Court strengthened an individual's right to privacy under the fourth amendment.  Unanimously.  In United States v. Jones,(text of opinion) the US Supreme Court voted that it is a violation…
  • Dec 21

    Involuntary Manslaughter, Drug-Induced Homicide and the Cocaine in the Rectum Guy

    Involuntary Manslaughter, Drug-Induced Homicide and the Cocaine in the Rectum Guy
    A story has been moving its way quickly around the internet this holiday season.  This story comes out of North Charleston, South Carolina and involves two brothers sitting in the back of a police car.  The older brother convinces his…
  • Dec 20

    What Is A Preliminary Hearing? And Why Did Jerry Sandusky Waive His?

    What Is A Preliminary Hearing? And Why Did Jerry Sandusky Waive His?
    Jerry Sandusky and his legal team waived his right to a preliminary hearing last Tuesday.  I was a little confused to hear that Mr.
Rank this Week: 4845

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

By Daniel Brown.

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

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

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

    Defending Sexual Exploitation Charge

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

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home
    Can the Police Enter Your Home Without Your Permission?The ruling of R. v. Zargar, 2014 ONSC 1415 affirms that police cannot generally enter a person’s home without permission except under very limited circumstances. The case also…
Rank this Week: 4224

Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Defense Weekly

Covers news and case law for those interested in capital litigation. By Karl Keys.

http://www.capitaldefenseweekly.com
  • Jul 26

    Closing down

    Closing down
    As previously noted we are closing down.  Starting Labour Day weekend this site will automatically redirect to an archive of the website. In response to several emails asking to take over Weekly, I’m not sure yet of the final direction…
  • Jul 21

    Where next?

    Where next?
    As announced in the last edition, the weekly email edition is done.  The archives will be stored in a new site with a “resurrection” of a project abandoned years ago, the “Toolbox,” which is a collection of guides and source…
  • Jul 11

    first edition of July

    first edition of July
    From this week’s intro:
Rank this Week: 1651

Central Florida DUI Attorney

Central Florida DUI Attorney

By Kevin J. Pitts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Difference Between Lake County Reckless Driving And Lake County Careless Driving
    We often have clients that confuse reckless driving and careless driving. The charges sound similar and legally are very similar. The primary difference is a Lake County careless driving is a civil traffic infraction punishable by up to a…
Rank this Week: 4295

Central Ohio DUI-OVI Blog

Central Ohio DUI-OVI Blog

Discusses topics related to D.U.I. (O.V.I.) in Ohio. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://centralohiodui-oviblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
    The holiday season is at its climax.  Some of us who would not ordinarily step foot in a mall battle huge crowds to buy last-minute gifts.  Most of us attend more parties in two weeks than they we do the rest of the year.  All…
  • Dec 22

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
    The holiday season is at its climax.  Some of us who would not ordinarily step foot in a mall battle huge crowds to buy last-minute gifts.  Most of us attend more parties in two weeks than they we do the rest of the year.  All…
  • Nov 18

    INTOXILYZER 8000 CHALLENGES CONTINUE

    INTOXILYZER 8000 CHALLENGES CONTINUE
    Previous posts in this blog discussed developments with the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath-testingmachine.  On May 3, 2012, the post summarized the Gerome case in Athens.  In Gerome, the judge held the defendant is permitted to introduce…
Rank this Week: 4582

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: 1523

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3608

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

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

    R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43

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

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

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

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

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
Rank this Week: 4913