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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/
  • Mar 3

    2015.44: One out of Seven—an F for McBrayer

    2015.44: One out of Seven—an F for McBrayer
    Justin McBrayer laments the fact that our public schools are teaching our children that there are no moral facts, and therefore no moral truths. He gives seven examples, from online fact vs. opinion worksheets, of facts that kids are taught…
  • Feb 28

    2015.43: Don’t Worry, Be Happy …

    2015.43: Don’t Worry, Be Happy …
    … I’ve got your back. (Eat your heart out, Reposa.) Copyright © 2013 Houston criminal-defense lawyer Mark Bennett. This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches…
  • Feb 28

    2015.42: Harris County Welcomes Dallas Prosecutor

    2015.42: Harris County Welcomes Dallas Prosecutor
    What do you do if you’re a District Attorney running an office that is under fire for prosecutorial misconduct and in the middle of a hearing (in which current and former prosecutors contradicted each other, themselves, and the…
Rank this Week: 608

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Injury crash on US91 in Blackfoot

    Injury crash on US91 in Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Mar 2

    Injury crash on US91 in Blackfoot

    Injury crash on US91 in Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Mar 1

    Updated Information Fatal Injury Crash I84 at Twin Falls Exit 173

    Updated Information Fatal Injury Crash I84 at Twin Falls Exit 173
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 363

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 2

    The Detroit Police Department’s Narcotics Unit – Investigating the Investigator

    The Detroit Police Department’s Narcotics Unit – Investigating the Investigator
    Detroit Narcotics Lawyer Over the last few months, the Detroit Police Department’s (DPD) Narcotics Unit has been and currently remains under scrutiny for one of its team’s alleged mishandlings and illegal practices. Police Chief…
  • Feb 18

    The State of Michigan Continues To Examine Extending The Rules of the Medical Marijuana Act

    The State of Michigan Continues To Examine Extending The Rules of the Medical Marijuana Act
    What Exactly Is At Stake Here? The State of Michigan is and has been rather involved in the debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana, certainly for medical use, but battling recreational use as well. There is clearly a split of opinion…
  • Feb 5

    Michigan to Receive Medical Marijuana Vending Machine

    Michigan to Receive Medical Marijuana Vending Machine
    Will we see medical marijuana vending machines in 2015? Most Michigan medical marijuana card holders know about the hundreds of dispensaries that are currently in operation around the state. Whether they are operating legally is certainly in…
Rank this Week: 423

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Mar 2

    Wrongful Death Motorcycle Accidents: Persevering in Your Legal Claim

    Wrongful Death Motorcycle Accidents: Persevering in Your Legal Claim
    One hundred eighty-one motorcyclists died in crashes in Pennsylvania in the year 2013, as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. While some of these accidents resulted because of motorcyclist errors, many of them were…
  • Feb 25

    FMCSA Commercial Truck Inspection Rules for Carrier

    FMCSA Commercial Truck Inspection Rules for Carrier
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the regulatory body in charge of setting forth and enforcing safety regulations for commercial trucks on U.S. highways. The agency provides specific commercial truck inspection rules…
  • Feb 24

    What if I suffered head injuries while wearing a non-DOT motorcycle helmet? Do I still have a claim?

    What if I suffered head injuries while wearing a non-DOT motorcycle helmet? Do I still have a claim?
    When riders suffer head injuries in accidents, they can still file a claim if they were wearing non-DOT motorcycle helmets – but their settlement may be reduced because they might be considered partially liable for their injuries.The…
Rank this Week: 601

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 519

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Short Wins - the Third Level Edition

    Short Wins - the Third Level Edition
    The third level for acceptance of responsibility is interesting - it's one area where some courts have held the government has pretty much unfettered discretion to decide whether or not it should apply. Basically, a person is supposed to get…
  • Feb 12

    The Seventh Circuit Continues to Make Entrapment Meaningful

    The Seventh Circuit Continues to Make Entrapment Meaningful
    Entrapment is making a comeback. As a defense I mean. It started making a comeback as a government tactic shortly after September 11 before it migrated to the non-national security law enforcement world. And the Seventh Circuit appears to…
  • Feb 11

    Short Wins - the Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the Restitution Edition
    In this set of short wins, the one that I'd like to call attention to is United States v. Cuti. Restitution is not a sexy issue. It isn't as fun to read about as, say, a Brady fight, or a glaring evidentiary problem at a trial. But it's…
Rank this Week: 450

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Top 10 Ways to Get out of Jury Duty in Mississippi

    Top 10 Ways to Get out of Jury Duty in Mississippi
    So, I wake up this morning and I have a text from an out of state buddy. "Hey man" it starts, "I got called to jury duty and I need to be out of town on Thursday. How can I get out of it!?!?" I get this question all the time. People HATE…
  • Feb 27

    MDPS Traffic Crash Report

    MDPS Traffic Crash Report
    Officials with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety have released the traffic crash report from the past week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, many of the crashes are being linked with the icy weather that took place on Tuesday and…
  • Feb 20

    Icy Roads in Metro Area

    Icy Roads in Metro Area
    Commuters in the Metro area and across Mississippi have been dealing with Icy roads and bridges this week. WJTV News Channel 12 reports that first responders and other emergency response crews were out in full force on Friday morning. There…
Rank this Week: 437

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Mar 1

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.       Now online is the D.C. Bar monthly magazine's…
  • Feb 26

    The power of being fully present at all times.

    The power of being fully present at all times.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.         Three years ago, my son, now eight,…
  • Feb 24

    Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

    Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Pot legalization takes effect tomorrow in Washington,…
Rank this Week: 655

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Actor Will Patton Arrested for DUI in South Carolina

    Actor Will Patton Arrested for DUI in South Carolina
    Actor Will Patton, 60, best known for his roles in Remember The Titans and Armageddon, has been arrested for driving under the influence in South Carolina, according to reports. Patton was held on Tuesday night on Isle of Palm, South…
  • Feb 6

    Former ‘Moesha’ Star Arrested for DUI after Super Bowl in Arizona

    Former ‘Moesha’ Star Arrested for DUI after Super Bowl in Arizona
    A former child star on the sitcom “Moesha” has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Arizona. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said 28-year-old Marcus Paulk is also suspected of possessing marijuana and drug…
  • Jan 29

    Avoid a DUI Arrest During Gasparilla Weekend

    Avoid a DUI Arrest During Gasparilla Weekend
    In the past, the Tampa Police Department has arrested between 200 and 400 people each Gasparilla weekend on DUI and other alcohol-related charges. Nowadays, many people are issued civil citations for violating open container laws which…
Rank this Week: 718

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Handling Accusations in the Midst of an Increasing Cybercrime Epidemic

    Handling Accusations in the Midst of an Increasing Cybercrime Epidemic
    Cybercrime presents unique challenges to the legal system, both for alleged offenders and for law enforcement. The laws and regulations regarding certain crimes are often difficult to navigate, especially given the fast pace of web technology…
  • Feb 15

    11 Arrested in 3 Cases of Online Sex Solicitation of Minor

    11 Arrested in 3 Cases of Online Sex Solicitation of Minor
    Three separate cases involving the online solicitation of minors are currently in the court system in Amarillo, Texas, and in Louisa County, Virginia. Undercover police operations in both states were involved in discovering the offenses. A…
  • Feb 10

    Solicitation Charges Against High School Teacher Shock Small Connecticut Town

    Solicitation Charges Against High School Teacher Shock Small Connecticut Town
    If you or someone you love faces charges of soliciting a minor for sex or engaging in cybercrime activity, this heartbreaking case out of Connecticut may resonate with you. A former student has filed a lawsuit against a local high school…
Rank this Week: 627

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 675

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/
  • Feb 24

    Massachusetts Campus Sex Assaults: Guns Not The Answer

    Massachusetts Campus Sex Assaults: Guns Not The Answer
    College campuses are hotbeds of youthful activity: Fraternities and sororities. Football and varsity sports games. Lots of consumption of alcohol. Drugs. Partying. Linking up between students (as opposed to dating). Put it all…
  • Jan 31

    Domestic Violence: Is the NFL Getting the Message, or Just Running An Ad?

    Domestic Violence: Is the NFL Getting the Message, or Just Running An Ad?
    Well, tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday, that annual excuse to spend 10 hours in front of a TV screen, stuffing your face, imbibing probably more than your share of alcohol, and screaming like a banshee every time “your” team scores a…
  • Jan 29

    Shoplifting In Massachusetts: Increase Seen Over Christmas Season

    Shoplifting In Massachusetts: Increase Seen Over Christmas Season
    The holidays and the Christmas season are over, and aside from retailers adding up their sales and profits, they’re also noticing something else: A sharp spike in Massachusetts shoplifting charges were filed during this past holiday…
Rank this Week: 628

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/
  • Feb 24

    MICHAEL JORDAN IS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING MURDER IN COPELY SQUARE

    MICHAEL JORDAN IS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING MURDER IN COPELY SQUARE
    There is an abundance of high profile criminal cases pending in various courts. A number of these cases feature sports figures in the role of “The Defendant”. However, no, this is not that Michael Jordan. This Michael Jordan is…
  • Feb 23

    FELONY LARCENY CHARGES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO COMMONWEALTH'S GRAND JURY ERROR

    FELONY LARCENY CHARGES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO COMMONWEALTH'S GRAND JURY ERROR
    Grand juries meet in private… Except for the prosecution of course. No judge, no defense attorney and no defendant. I would imagine you could almost quote by heart at this point the saying that "a prosecutor could indict a ham…
  • Feb 20

    WORCESTER PRISON GUARD IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE OF ARMED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER

    WORCESTER PRISON GUARD IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE OF ARMED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER
    Jaime Fuentes ,48, is/was a prison guard at the infamous maximum security state prison,Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. As of Wednesday, he is the "Defendant". He was living in Worcester. Now he in custody, held without…
Rank this Week: 614

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Feb 23

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.
    ACCURATE AS OF FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Possession of Methamphetamines Weight Statute Class Time 0-5 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(1) Class 3 2-5 years 5-15 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(2) Class 2 3-7 years 15-100 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(3) Class 1 4-15…
  • Feb 6

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline
    United States v. Townsend. No. 13-2677. Background. Louis Townsend pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon and was sentenced to 71 months in prison. He challenges his sentence on several grounds, but the government questions whether…
  • Jan 29

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal
    USA v. Thomas Hawkins and John W. Racasi, No. 14-1892 & 14-1908 . Thomas Hawkins and John Racasi were employed as analysts on the staff of Larry Rogers, a member of the Cook County Board of Review, when they accepted...
Rank this Week: 733

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Feb 21

    Police Corruption Hinders Philadelphia Drug War

    Police Corruption Hinders Philadelphia Drug War
    In light of recent allegations of corruption and abuse by six Philadelphia narcotics officers, District Attorney Seth Williams will throw out more than 300 drug-related cases, according to First Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann. The…
  • Feb 20

    New Report: U.S. Death Penalty is Rooted in Lynching Past

    New Report: U.S. Death Penalty is Rooted in Lynching Past
    In an article discussing Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for a death penalty moratorium -which was based in part on the risk of executing the innocent - the Atlanta Black Star writes about the Equal Justice Initiative's (EJI) new…
  • Feb 19

    Groups from Both Sides of the Political Spectrum Seek to Reform the System

    Groups from Both Sides of the Political Spectrum Seek to Reform the System
    Criminal justice advocates from both sides of the political spectrum have formed a coalition to work together to fix the system. The Coalition for Public Safety, which includes such diverse partners as the American Civil Liberties Union and…
Rank this Week: 497

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    HGN test ruled in admissible by the Kansas Supreme Court during DUI trial

    HGN test ruled in admissible by the Kansas Supreme Court during DUI trial
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently issued a decision dismissing one of the most controversial pieces of evidence used in an OUI trial - the horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN). Finding no evidence to support the reliability of HGN test...
  • Feb 3

    New Jersey Legislature to vote on Bill requiring interlocking ignition devices for all DUI conviction

    New Jersey Legislature to vote on Bill requiring interlocking ignition devices for all DUI conviction
    New Jersey legislators are voting on a bill that would require the installation of an ignition interlock device for all drivers convicted of a DUI. If enacted, this bill would require all drivers operating a motor vehicle within a period...
  • Jan 29

    Reasonable doubt in a Massachusetts criminal trial defined by the SJC

    Reasonable doubt in a Massachusetts criminal trial defined by the SJC
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has just issued a decision establishing a single definition of reasonable doubt, the standard by which jurors are to find the defendant guilty of a crime. The decision, published and released under the…
Rank this Week: 759

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!
    The police may use evidence garnered from its investigation of a previous occupant to search a home even after a new occupant takes possession. In United States v. Burney, the police spent eight months uncovering substantial evidence that two…
  • Feb 18

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?
    The long, painful journey of United States v. Robinson achieved another milestone today, having traveled from district court to the Sixth Circuit to the Supreme Court to the district court and now back to the Sixth Circuit. (Phew.) The result…
  • Feb 9

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time
    One could be forgiven for missing the defense win in United States v. Richardson, buried as it is in the bottom of Friday's unpublished cases. But in it, Judge Clay wages his quiet campaign against the government's ever-expanding use of…
Rank this Week: 534

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 329

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Feb 6

    A Little Diligence on Local Businesses Goes a Long Way Toward Preventing Fraud

    A Little Diligence on Local Businesses Goes a Long Way Toward Preventing Fraud
    We pretty regularly find ourselves blogging about small business owners that draw people into scams.  We’ve seen the would-be movie executive, the sweet-talking investment solicitor, the landscaper and the produce company owner.…
  • Jan 15

    Increasing Transparency of UK Company Ownership

    Increasing Transparency of UK Company Ownership
    UK lawmakers recently unveiled a new plan to fight domestic and international corruption within its borders.  From the perspective of investigators tasked with uncovering hidden assets, the most striking piece of this legislation is the…
  • Dec 28

    FINRA and Due Diligence: On-Site Checks Are Indispendible

    FINRA and Due Diligence: On-Site Checks Are Indispendible
    Due diligence is all about following up on red flags, but if you don’t find them, there’s nothing on which to follow up. Thus, our tireless refrain: turn over every piece of public record information you can about a person, and…
Rank this Week: 448

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jan 26

    Five Things to Know - Florida Medical Marijuana - Complete Text of Proposed 2015 Law

    Five Things to Know - Florida Medical Marijuana - Complete Text of Proposed 2015 Law
    Five Things to Know About the Florida Medical Marijuana Act of 2015 Florida Medical Marijuana Complete Text of Proposed 2015 LawThe new law proposed in Florida may be known as  “The Florida Medical Marijuana Act.” Yesterday,…
  • Dec 27

    Death of a Weed Dealer - Tampa, Florida

    Death of a Weed Dealer - Tampa, Florida
    Tampa, Florida -  $2.00 Worth of Weed, an urban assault vehicle, and a death - Confidential Informant Turns on Tampa Drug Cops-  they say, "A C.I. is credible, and their information is verifiable, until they no longer…
  • Oct 30

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner
    Drug Dog SniffsDrug Dog Search Update - Breaking news that an unwitting dog helped police bust his owner. The cops were chasing a drug suspect who hid in tall grass. The narcs had noticed the suspect had a dog. For those playing along at…
Rank this Week: 700

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and DWI Topics Of Interest. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkdwilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI
    On December 27, 2014, Thomas Palermo, a 41 year old software engineer at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, was riding his bicycle on a road popular with bicyclists for its wide bike lanes and steep hills. At that same time, Heather Cook, a…
  • Nov 4

    Halloween Is Dangerous Night For Pedestrians Struck By Intoxicated Driver

    Halloween Is Dangerous Night For Pedestrians Struck By Intoxicated Driver
    If you ask the average motorist, he or she would probably tell you that the night of the year when there are the most drunk drivers would be either New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl Sunday or possibly Thanksgiving Eve. In fact, Halloween night…
  • Oct 7

    Michael Phelps Charged With Second DWI

    Michael Phelps Charged With Second DWI
    Michael Phelps, 29, the US. Olympic swimmer who holds 22 total medals (18 gold), has been charged for a second time with DWI and traffic infractions.  In the early morning hours of September 30, 2014, Mr. Phelps was observed by a…
Rank this Week: 705

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016
    The fight for medical marijuana in Florida begins today. The Florida Secretary of State has approved the new petition to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. This petition will put the medical marijuana issue back on the ballot in 2016.We…
  • Nov 12

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.
    The American Justice Summit streamed live on November 10, 2014 for more than five hours. The program addressed the need for reform within the criminal justice system though a series of small discussion panels. Budget concerns in an…
  • Nov 6

    Medical Marijuana in Florida - Keep Fighting the Good Fight

    Medical Marijuana in Florida - Keep Fighting the Good Fight
    The fight to legalize marijuana in Florida is not over. 3,320,836 Floridians voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana on November 4, 2014. It received 58% of the votes. Although Amendment 2 wasn't perfect and many argued that…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • Dec 24

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification
    In the recent case of Commonwealth v. Walter Crayton, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court established a new standard for the admission at trial of an in-court identification of the defendant where the witness had not, prior to trial,…
  • Dec 20

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently suppressed evidence in a case that was seized as a result from an arrest by Boston Police based on mistaken information.  In the case of Commonwealth v. Maingrette, the Appeals Court ruled that…
  • Dec 5

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett
    In a case decide today, in L.L., a Juvenile v. Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules on the standard a juvenile court judge determines the risk of re-offense on the part of a juvenile who committed a ‘sex…
Rank this Week: 405

The Criminal Lawyer

The Criminal Lawyer

Provides commentary and breaking news about criminal law and policy. By Nathaniel Burney.

http://burneylawfirm.com/blog
  • Dec 16

    SCOTUS makes a mistake anybody would have made. So it’s okay, right?

    SCOTUS makes a mistake anybody would have made. So it’s okay, right?
    The Fourth Amendment established one of our most important protections against government power: if the police search you or your stuff for evidence, their search must be ‘reasonable'; and if they do get a…
  • Dec 4

    Training and Experience

    Training and Experience
    This has been another one of those years with a heightened awareness of police violence against unarmed black men. Awareness is a good thing. Understanding, however, is better. You can’t solve a problem until you know what the…
  • Nov 25

    Ferguson Q&A

    Ferguson Q&A
    From Tumblr: I haven’t seen the actual evidence yet, so I’ll hold off on analyzing the case just yet. As for the prosecutor’s actions? I think it was a strategy of wussing out. Let me explain: I’m pretty sure the…
Rank this Week: 395

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Dec 13

    Morris County Fraud Lawyer

    Morris County Fraud Lawyer
    Morris County Fraud Lawyers Morris County, New Jersey is a very wealthy area.  In addition, there are a lot of businesses there.  As a result, there is also a lot of fraud and other white collar crimes.  In fact, the Morris…
  • Dec 13

    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyer

    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyer
    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyers If you have been charged with credit card fraud in Philadelphia, our team of tough, smart lawyers can help you defeat the charges against you.  In Pennsylvania, credit cards, debit cards and ATM…
  • Dec 10

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    New Jersey Civil Service Appeals Our New Jersey Civil Service appeals will fight for you against the NJ Civil Service Commission and local service appeals. We can help fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers and employees of all…
Rank this Week: 659

South Florida Criminal Attorney…

South Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 452

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

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

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

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 572

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 683

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 699

Public Defender Stuff

Public Defender Stuff

By the Public Defender Investigator Network.

http://pdstuff.apublicdefender.com
  • Aug 30

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville
    Cross-posted from ‘a public defender’: As I alluded to in my last post, Jacksonville, FL, has an ethical controversy brewing. It involves the elected public defender Matt Shirk and some very questionable hiring decisions…
  • Aug 22

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention
    From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Fifty years after the Supreme Court’s landmark case, Gideon vs. Wainwright, we are a country — and a state — in a crisis that most of us, Wahl notwithstanding, know or care little about.…
  • Aug 21

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso
    From The El Paso Times: The Albert Armendariz Sr. Federal Courthouse in El Paso — among the busiest in Texas because of the number of immigration and drug cases — may be forced to close two days a month if the federal government…
Rank this Week: 653

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

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

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 392

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

http://www.criminaldefenseduilawyer.com
  • May 29

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense
    Today’s Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defenses is about the breath tests and the many physiological factors that can affect their accuracy. A breath test is, without a doubt, the most defensible of all the DUI chemical tests. The most…
  • Apr 4

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI
    Today’s Orange County DUI Lawyer News involves another fatal DUI crash and the arrest of the driver for a drug DUI. According to The Orange County Register, a Garden Grove man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 746

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 647

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 603

justcrim

justcrim

Covers capital punishment and criminal law news and resources. By Brian Williams.

http://justcrim.typepad.com/deathpenalty/
  • Dec 20

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post
    C'est la vie justcrim @ Wordpress.com is free ...
  • Dec 18

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube
    The coaches and artists pay tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Christina Aguilera , Adam Levine & more ... December 17 , 2012. Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., The…
  • Dec 17

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
Rank this Week: 331

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 596

New York Criminal Lawyers Blog

New York Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law. By Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC.

http://www.new-york-criminal-lawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 581

Kershisnik Law

Kershisnik Law

Covers Idaho family, criminal, probate and personal injury legal issues. By Patrick Kershisnik.

http://kershisniklaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Boise Family Law Lawyers - Boise Custody Attorneys Lawyer

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Boise Family Law Lawyers - Boise Custody Attorneys Lawyer
    Kershisnik Law, (208) 472-2383, Boise Divorce Attorney, Idaho Family Law Lawyers, divorce, custody, modification, child support, family law.As a Boise Divorce Attorney I often get calls concerning child support. There are many issues…
  • Apr 18

    Boise Probate Attorneys - Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer

    Boise Probate Attorneys - Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer
    To speak with a Boise Probate Attorney or an Idaho Estate Planning Lawyer, please call (208) 472-2383, for probate and estate planning in Idaho.As a Boise Probate Attorney one of the most frequent questions I get is how long does it take to…
  • Apr 4

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Lawyers, Probate Attorneys, Boise, Idaho

    Boise Divorce Attorney - Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Lawyers, Probate Attorneys, Boise, Idaho
    Boise Divorce Attorneys - Boise Probate Attorneys - Family Law Lawyers, (208)472-2383Today I am going to discuss probate and divorce. What do probate and divorce have to do with each other? A lot, especially when you get divorced and forget…
Rank this Week: 436

DWI Attorney Nassau County

DWI Attorney Nassau County

Covers DWI law, criminal law and and traffic law news. By David Galison, P.C.

http://dwiattorneynassaucounty.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 16

    Criminal Attorney Suffolk County Website Launched

    Criminal Attorney Suffolk County Website Launched
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  • Apr 16

    Criminal Attorney Suffolk County Website Launched

    Criminal Attorney Suffolk County Website Launched
    http://www.criminalattorneysuffolkcounty.com ______________________________________________ http://www.dwiattorneysuffolkcounty.com ______________________________________________ http://www.criminallawyernassaucounty.com
  • Mar 27

    Nassau County Criminal Attorney David Galison, P.C., Publishes New Legal Website

    Nassau County Criminal Attorney David Galison, P.C., Publishes New Legal Website
    Nassau County Criminal Attorney David Galison, Publishes Website Providing Nassau, Suffolk and Queens County Residents with Valuable Information for Those Facing Criminal Charges in New York State.
Rank this Week: 418

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 3036

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

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

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Thinking past Clark: Make that Due Process demand now! (And what to demand.)

    Thinking past Clark: Make that Due Process demand now! (And what to demand.)
    Let’s assume that the Supreme Court holds in Ohio v. Clark that there was no Confrontation Clause violation when the trial court admitted evidence of three-year-old L.P.’s out-of-court statement, even though L.P. not only did not…
  • Mar 2

    The Clark argument

    The Clark argument
    I attended the argument in Ohio v. Clark today.  I thought the case was well argued on all sides (including by Mathew Meyer for the State; he was put on the case, as I understand it, only seven days ago).  Here are a few…
  • Mar 1

    Comparing the Quasi-Witness and Craig Approache

    Comparing the Quasi-Witness and Craig Approache
    I have previously posted the amicus brief that Steve Ceci and I have submitted in Clark and an essay about to be published in the University of Chicago Law Review.  Both present what we call a quasi-witness approach in dealing with…
Rank this Week: 2413

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Mar 3

    How an out of state DUI can cost your license

    How an out of state DUI can cost your license
    By Jessica Towne Driving in Georgia is a privilege, not a right, and the Georgia DDS has the authority to rescind, cancel, suspend and revoke a driver’s license for certain behaviors. It can even revoke or cancel your Georgia…
  • Feb 12

    More Georgians refusing sobriety test

    More Georgians refusing sobriety test
    By Jessica Towne The number of people refusing the sobriety test in Georgia doubled, from 5,608 in 2008 to 11,480 in 2013. The Georgia Health News service recently published an article that manged to turn this fact into the basis for…
  • Jan 16

    Rolling down your window at a check point

    Rolling down your window at a check point
    By Jessica Towne There's a "controversial" YouTube video by the Fair DUI flyer folks about how to get through a DUI checkpoint without comprising your 4th amendment rights or even worrying about your Miranda rights. In the video, which was…
Rank this Week: 3611

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2233