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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer Blog

Provides information about criminal defense topics and proposed legislation in Florida.

http://yourfloridacriminalattorney.com/criminal-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 30

    Restraining Order Florida Law

    Restraining Order Florida Law
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Filing a Restraining Order in Florida Florida law provides for five (5) different orders of protection against violent conduct. The five (5) different orders of protection are, 1)…
  • Apr 4

    Circumstantial Evidence

    Circumstantial Evidence
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog What is Circumstantial Evidence Evidence in a criminal trial can be either direct or circumstantial.  Circumstantial evidence is dependent upon inference, logic and/or reasoning to…
  • Feb 9

    Aggravated Battery | Felony Battery

    Aggravated Battery | Felony Battery
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Aggravated Battery v. Felony Battery Aggravated battery is always a felony, but felony battery is not always an aggravated battery.  Simple battery can be charged as felony battery…
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Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Uncovering False Arrests In DUI/OVI Case

    Uncovering False Arrests In DUI/OVI Case
    Officer Richard Fiorito was a DUI supercop.  He was honored by Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts to combat DUI, and he was named a ‘top cop’ by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists…
  • Apr 23

    Ohio DUI/OVI Refusal Law May Be Affected By Cases In U.S. Supreme Court

    Ohio DUI/OVI Refusal Law May Be Affected By Cases In U.S. Supreme Court
    Suppose a police officer comes to your home tonight without a warrant and wants you to consent to a search of your residence. If you are like most people, you would say ‘no’: you would assert your Fourth Amendment right to be free…
  • Mar 26

    Person Medically Incapable Of Urinating Is Not ‘Refusing’ The Test

    Person Medically Incapable Of Urinating Is Not ‘Refusing’ The Test
    A judge in Columbus, Ohio found a man to be in violation of probation because the man was unable to urinate upon request.  The judge was aware the defendant, Mr. Hand, had medical problems which caused urinary difficulties and was taking…
Rank this Week: 2539

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1522

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    When are Body Cavity Searches Legal in Texas?

    When are Body Cavity Searches Legal in Texas?
    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution establishes the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Except for certain well- delineated exceptions, the Fourth Amendment prohibits law enforcement officers from…
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS: Officers May Now Obtain Consent to Search from One Occupant of a Home after Arresting a Co-Occupant who Objected to the Search

    SCOTUS: Officers May Now Obtain Consent to Search from One Occupant of a Home after Arresting a Co-Occupant who Objected to the Search
    In a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor, expanding the ability of law enforcement to search homes without warrants in situations when two occupants disagree about letting officers inside and the person who is refusing to let…
  • Apr 10

    Occupational Licenses in Texa

    Occupational Licenses in Texa
     FAQs about Occupational Driver Licenses in Texas Our attorneys regularly help individuals obtain occupational licenses. In most cases, we are able to do this without the client showing up to court. What is an occupational driver license…
Rank this Week: 1712

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

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

    Boating Under the Influence (BWI) in Minnesota

    Boating Under the Influence (BWI) in Minnesota
    Minnesota’s lakes have always been popular destinations for boating and fishing, particularly during the summer months.  Sometimes those who partake in this enjoyable recreational activity also view boating as a chance to relax and…
  • Apr 8

    A Review of Minnesota DWI Statistic

    A Review of Minnesota DWI Statistic
    United States Drunk Driving Fatality Statistics Laws in all fifty states prohibit driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. However, while impaired driving is illegal some people still choose to drink alcohol and…
  • Mar 28

    Consequences of a School Bus DWI in Minnesota

    Consequences of a School Bus DWI in Minnesota
    In most cases, transporting your children to and from school via school bus is typically a safer option than most other vehicles and other forms of transport. However, school bus accidents still do occur.  However, did you ever think it…
Rank this Week: 1932

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Prosecutors Drop Broward Felony Mental Health Court Cases After Report

    Prosecutors Drop Broward Felony Mental Health Court Cases After Report
    Criminal cases against dozens of people that have been languishing in Broward County’s felony mental health court have been dropped by prosecutors following the publication of “Trapped,” an investigating by The Sun…
  • Apr 26

    Broward DUI Manslaughter Conviction: 4 Years Prison

    Broward DUI Manslaughter Conviction: 4 Years Prison
    A Weston man recently pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian last year while driving drunk. Bryce Samartino, 23, pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of 66-year-old Elourdes Ostange, a mother of 10.  In exchange for entering a…
  • Apr 21

    Florida Child Neglect Arrest of Allegedly Drunk Father

    Florida Child Neglect Arrest of Allegedly Drunk Father
    Parenting is no easy feat, as any caregiver can attest. However, anytime one assumes the responsibility of caring for a child, failure to provide certain basic services and protection can result in criminal charges – namely, child…
Rank this Week: 902

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution
    Source: News.com.au (29 April 2016)http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/bali-nine-duo-families-one-year-on-from-executions/news-story/982eafef3f15a08a2c37b17b296e5c6cIT’S been one year today since Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were…
  • Apr 18

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case
    Source: The Japan Times (18 April 2016)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/18/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-sets-death-penalty-threshold-graft-cases/#.VxUUNjB97IUBEIJING – Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan…
  • Apr 11

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy
    Source: CNS News (31 March 2016)http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/pakistan-radicals-end-protest-after-govt-gives-assurances-blasphemyMuslim radicals ended a four-day sit-in in a high-security “red zone” near…
Rank this Week: 477

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three

    Sentencing for DUI Driver Who Killed Three
    There’s often some sense of relief when a driver convicted of multiple deaths due to DUI in Los Angeles goes to jail; at least that person will be off the road for a few years. But in Anderson County, South Carolina, a recent DUI…
  • Apr 27

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction
    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge…
  • Apr 25

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma
    When courts find someone guilty of a DUI in Los Angles, the penalties that person faces will depend on whether or not he or she has prior DUI convictions. (It doesn’t matter if some of the DUI convictions occurred in another state;…
Rank this Week: 748

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Choosing a Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney

    Choosing a Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney
    Being charged with a crime leaves you with many questions. What’s next? What’s going to happen? What’s my future going to look like? Do I need an attorney? Who can I trust? How much will all this cost?   Seems a little…
  • Apr 26

    10 Things Every Arizona Driver Needs to Know

    10 Things Every Arizona Driver Needs to Know
    It’s happened to almost everyone. You see the flashing lights in your rearview mirror and start to panic. You’re being stopped by an Arizona police officer. As an Arizona driver do you know your rights when this happens?  …
  • Apr 25

    What Happens If I Miss My DUI Court Date?

    What Happens If I Miss My DUI Court Date?
    So, you’ve been arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Arizona. That alone can be a stressful, anxiety inducing experience, but then you realize there’s a whole process that you have to go through beyond the actual DUI arrest…
Rank this Week: 3379

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2417

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

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

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    How Long Can New Jersey Police Hold My Car When I’m Arrested For DWI?

    How Long Can New Jersey Police Hold My Car When I’m Arrested For DWI?
    A Tom’s River man was recently arrested for DWI not once, but twice, in a three day period. Both times, police were summoned to a liquor store after they received calls about a driver passing out in the parking lot. The first time that…
  • Apr 29

    When Can A New Jersey DWI Defendant Get A Trial By Jury?

    When Can A New Jersey DWI Defendant Get A Trial By Jury?
    As the law stands today, DWI defendants in New Jersey cannot have their case heard by a jury, only a judge. This is because DWI is not classified as a criminal charge in the state, only as a traffic violation. Cases are heard in municipal…
  • Apr 22

    Holmdel DUI Checkpoint Nets Three Intoxicated Driver

    Holmdel DUI Checkpoint Nets Three Intoxicated Driver
    Police in Holmdel spent a Friday night at a Sobriety Checkpoint on Rt. 35 and ended up arresting three motorists for DWI and drug possession. As we look forward to longer days and warm weather activities, it’s a good time to review your…
Rank this Week: 3434

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 29

    Treating Young Adults Like Teenager

    Treating Young Adults Like Teenager
    Laurence Steinberg isn't someone I agree with often, but he, Thomas Grisso, Elizabeth Scott, and Richard Bonnie have this op-ed in the NYT opposing the crackpot notion of raising the juvenile court jurisdiction age to 21.The proposal to…
  • Apr 29

    5 Reasons Marijuana Is Not Medicine

    5 Reasons Marijuana Is Not Medicine
    Bertha Madras, professor of psychobiology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has this article in the WaPo with the above title.Data from 2015 indicate that 30 percent of current cannabis users harbor a use disorder -- more…
  • Apr 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Under-the-Radar Routes for Refugees:  It appears the Obama administration is pursuing under-the-radar "alternative" ways to admit more Syrian and other refugees as soon as this year, causing further fear of the crisis becoming a…
Rank this Week: 4922

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Opinando sobre las AFP y sugerencias sobre el tema

    Opinando sobre las AFP y sugerencias sobre el tema
    Un buen amigo virtual realizó esta pregunta en facebook en la sección noticias y ha generado un interesante diálogo entre él y este servidor que a continuación reproduzco:  AUGUSTO PARROW …
  • Apr 27

    LA IRRETROACTIVIDAD DE LAS LEYES

    LA IRRETROACTIVIDAD DE LAS LEYES
    Escribiré de la Irretroactividad de la Ley: El concepto que ha "continuación comparto NO me pertenece, lo he copiado de una página web. La Irretroactividad de la Ley "Retroactividad significa calidad de retroactivo,…
  • Apr 26

    ¿Porqué contra el sentido expreso de la Ley Nº 30425, la SBS y las AFP se niegan a devolver lo que NO es suyo?

    ¿Porqué contra el sentido expreso de la Ley Nº 30425, la SBS y las AFP se niegan a devolver lo que NO es suyo?
    ¿Porqué, contra el sentido cristalino de la Ley Nº 30425, la SBS por medio de su representante Javier Poggi, sostiene que los pensionistas bajo la modalidad de Retiro Programado no están comprendidos en la Ley?, en…
Rank this Week: 3047

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Attending the Mindful Life conference today and tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia

    Attending the Mindful Life conference today and tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia
    Mindfulness is a daily practice that does not guarantee that we stay on the path, but does help us better to recognize when we have strayed from the path and to return to the path.
  • Apr 27

    Music great Cecil Taylor teaches powerful equanimity in the battle

    Music great Cecil Taylor teaches powerful equanimity in the battle
    As much as I know I am on the side of the angels doing criminal defense, at the same time, it is always essential for me to see a criminal case from all sides, and am fully moved by Cecil's plight here. To be more blunt, I am beyond pissed…
  • Apr 27

    Police must at least be competent and should instead be highly qualified

    Police must at least be competent and should instead be highly qualified
    The Tulsa sheriff's department's hiring of volunteer sheriff Robert Bates on the apparent cheap cost the life of Eric Harris, a tragedy for Mr. Harris's family, Bates's conviction and pending sentencing, and likely a huge dollar payoff from…
Rank this Week: 2095

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
  • Apr 29

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?
    Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ride their bicycles back and forth to work, for recreation, and to save money on the rising costs of gasoline. While cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it can lead to serious or fatal injuries.…
  • Apr 28

    Bicycle Safety Tips All Riders Should Read

    Bicycle Safety Tips All Riders Should Read
    Many Bucks County, Pennsylvania roads are picturesque and inviting for motorists and cyclists alike. However, these same beautiful roadways are often narrow and lack shoulders, which can make riding difficult and dangerous. Before your next…
  • Apr 28

    How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet, Legal Requirements, and How Helmet Use Affects Accident Claim

    How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet, Legal Requirements, and How Helmet Use Affects Accident Claim
    It is common knowledge that bicycle helmets save lives, but what you might not know is how to choose the right bike helmet for you. In this article, we discuss how to choose a bicycle helmet, state law requirements, and how helmet use affects…
Rank this Week: 637

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Jacksonville police officer terminated after battering a handcuffed woman

    Jacksonville police officer terminated after battering a handcuffed woman
    A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office police officer has been fired after being arrested for beating a woman in custody, according to an article in the Florida Times Union.  The officer was at the base of the jail in the intake area with…
  • Apr 25

    Jacksonville man arrested after child in his custody passes away

    Jacksonville man arrested after child in his custody passes away
    A man is being held in the Pretrial Detention Facility after being charged with aggravated child abuse in Jacksonville.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the mother of the child left her boyfriend, the accused, home…
  • Apr 21

    Sexual battery trial set for Duval County man

    Sexual battery trial set for Duval County man
    A Jacksonville man accused of a heinous sex crime will be judged by a jury of his peers this coming August.  According to a report on news4jax.com, the man is accused of raping a woman who was pushing her child in a stroller in Bartram…
Rank this Week: 2584

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA
    In my blog posts, when I write about a specific crime, I usually inform my readers about a class of that crime.  For example, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, whether it is a Class A felony or a Class D felony.  Today, I…
  • Apr 26

    ARSONS IN IOWA

    ARSONS IN IOWA
    Today, Des Moines Register reported about six fires that happened in Iowa. In this post, I want to explain how Iowa law defines the crime of arson. According to Section 712.1 of the Iowa Code, Arson is defined as causing a fire or…
  • Apr 21

    Iowa Fraud Law

    Iowa Fraud Law
    Recently, I blogged about theft laws in Iowa. One of the ways to commit theft in Iowa is to engage in “fraudulent practices”. Fraudulent practice is more commonly known as fraud.  In Iowa, there are a lot of different ways a…
Rank this Week: 1905

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Nebraska Supreme Court Reinstates Driver’s DUI Conviction

    Nebraska Supreme Court Reinstates Driver’s DUI Conviction
    Drivers who appeal their conviction for DUI in Los Angeles always hope that an appeals court will rule in their favor. A Nebraska driver had that wish come true—only to have the state’s Supreme Court overrule the appeals court, so…
  • Apr 27

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook
    Ever wondered how much a conviction for a DUI in Los Angeles will really cost you? A recent study from InsuranceQuotes.com provides some insights. The website took a look at the average increases in vehicle insurance rates after drivers get a…
  • Apr 25

    Interesting Court Decisions in DUI Case

    Interesting Court Decisions in DUI Case
    Prosecutors sometimes use a “relation-back” calculation to determine blood alcohol content when charging someone with a Los Angeles DUI. The theory is that chemists or other experts can look at the results of a blood test taken a…
Rank this Week: 4258

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Cliven Bundy’s Chosen Attorney Has Ethical Conflicts; Precluded From Case

    Cliven Bundy’s Chosen Attorney Has Ethical Conflicts; Precluded From Case
    In the continuing saga of Cliven Bundy and his band of anti-government followers, Nevada’s chief federal judge Gloria Navarro has formally refused to allow nationally known conservative lawyer Larry Klayman join Cliven Bundy’s…
  • Apr 27

    Lawsuit Alleges 30 Guns in Professor’s Workspace

    Lawsuit Alleges 30 Guns in Professor’s Workspace
    A Miramar College adjunct professor has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming he did not  get a promised full-time faculty spot after he raised concerns about firearms that were missing or unregistered at the school. The school…
  • Apr 22

    Unpaid Traffic Tickets in California: Can I Go to Jail?

    Unpaid Traffic Tickets in California: Can I Go to Jail?
    Last year, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch went on record as in a speech at the White House, actively opposing judges imposing traffic fines, calling such “the criminalization of poverty.” She cited the case study of Ferguson,…
Rank this Week: 1641

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Unreasonable Search and Seizure under the Fourth Amendment – United States v. Palmer

    Unreasonable Search and Seizure under the Fourth Amendment – United States v. Palmer
    The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is a fundamental pillar of protection for the rights of criminal defendants and all those seeking to protect their individual freedoms.  Central to the Fourth Amendment is the…
  • Apr 15

    What Constitutes Brandishing a Weapon in West Virginia? – United States v. McNeal

    What Constitutes Brandishing a Weapon in West Virginia? – United States v. McNeal
    When dealing with violent federal crimes, many defendants may find that not only can they be charged with the primary crime they are accused of committing, such as a robbery or theft, but also they may be charged with additional offenses…
  • Apr 1

    Constitutional Protections for Juvenile Offenders in West Virginia

    Constitutional Protections for Juvenile Offenders in West Virginia
    When juveniles commit serious crimes in the United States, including in West Virginia, our Constitution affords them considerable protection against a lifetime spent in prison or death row. Recognizing that a juvenile’s decision-making…
Rank this Week: 3054

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2543

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Voice Technology Helping Law Firms Become More Efficient

    Voice Technology Helping Law Firms Become More Efficient
    In the “old days” so to speak, law firms relied on their secretaries or administrative assistants to take dictation before typing out memos, letters, and other documents.  Even over the last decade, it’s amazing how…
  • Apr 27

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court
    Many people are not aware of the fact that Michigan trial courts include the circuit, district, and probate courts.  All of the courts serve different purposes, however the district court is the one most are familiar with and is often…
  • Apr 25

    Norfolk, VA Drunk Driving Crash Results in Death of Woman

    Norfolk, VA Drunk Driving Crash Results in Death of Woman
    Recently, a 23-year-old woman passed away due to injuries she suffered as a passenger in a vehicle involved in a three-car accident. According to news reports, Thomas Walters of Virginia Beach did not stop at an intersection, which resulted…
Rank this Week: 3056

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    How Attorneys Fight for You By Suspending Your Sentence

    How Attorneys Fight for You By Suspending Your Sentence
    If you are facing a criminal charge, it's important to remember that a conviction or a guilty plea is not the end of the legal process. The legal process is a long one, and includes things like sentencing, probation, and even collateral…
  • Apr 28

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline
    While it might seem like a mere detail, the difference between being charged for a state crime and a federal crime has numerous implications. Many of these are very important, and can have a drastic impact on the outcome of your case. One of…
  • Apr 27

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie
    There are lots of ways to break the law that involve how you use your car. Luckily, many of them are minor traffic offenses, like parking tickets. Even a speeding ticket is a low-level offense that rarely amounts to more than a fine, unless…
Rank this Week: 4862

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Criminalizing Political Protest

    Criminalizing Political Protest
    The Constitution of the United States contains some of the strongest guarantees of free speech in the world. Nonetheless, there are situations in which Americans can face criminal charges for exercising their first amendment rights. Since…
  • Apr 28

    Clinton Email Scandal

    Clinton Email Scandal
    Hillary Clinton may be cruising towards her nomination as the Democratic candidate for president, but she has yet to overcome a nagging scandal over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. As the Democratic…
  • Apr 25

    Controlled Substance Charges Reduced For Woman After Two Traffic Stop

    Controlled Substance Charges Reduced For Woman After Two Traffic Stop
    A short time ago, criminal defense attorney Joseph Kunkel assisted a 40-year-old woman in Madison County with two separate, but very similar drug possession cases. Initially, the woman was stopped for speeding and when police officers…
Rank this Week: 1671

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Apr 29

    Can the Police Search You and Your Car If They Smell Marijuana?

    Can the Police Search You and Your Car If They Smell Marijuana?
    If you are accused of committing a drug-related crime, it is critical you have an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle your case. Knowing your rights when it comes to marijuana related offenses is important for your…
  • Apr 22

    Are the Police Allowed to Draw Blood in a DUI Accident Case?

    Are the Police Allowed to Draw Blood in a DUI Accident Case?
    If you are stopped for driving under the influence, make sure you hire an experienced DUI attorney to handle your case. You have rights and it is important to make sure that you understand what you can and… The post Are the Police…
  • Apr 15

    Who Can the Police Detain in a Traffic Stop?

    Who Can the Police Detain in a Traffic Stop?
    Can the police detain a car passenger even if that’s not the reason they were pulled over? Several Florida courts have said that the police are not allowed to detain a passenger who attempts to leave the scene of a… The post Who…
Rank this Week: 3327

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1762

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
Rank this Week: 4452

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Apr 29

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The North Carolina General Assembly’s short session began Monday.  On the first day of the session, supporters and opponents of HB2 held well attended dueling rallies in Raleigh according to this report from the Charlotte Business…
  • Apr 28

    Federal Judge Enjoins 300-Foot Rule for Sex Offender

    Federal Judge Enjoins 300-Foot Rule for Sex Offender
    The North Carolina law making it a felony for some sex offenders to go within 300 feet of certain locations intended for children is unconstitutionally overbroad under the First Amendment. Last week, a federal judge permanently enjoined all…
  • Apr 27

    Only Experts Can Testify About HGN

    Only Experts Can Testify About HGN
    Like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, horizontal gaze nystagmus is a mouthful. Unlike Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, not just anyone can utter horizontal gaze nystagmus and sound wise beyond her years. Two recent court of appeals…
Rank this Week: 3244

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Apr 29

    Oklahoma State Legislators! Please Make These Changes to Your State's Law

    Oklahoma State Legislators! Please Make These Changes to Your State's Law
    My Facebook and Twitter accounts were abuzz yesterday with reports of this recent opinion by the Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma in which the Court held that a juvenile defendant was not guilty of forcible sodomy under Oklahoma law…
  • Apr 28

    Non-Disparagement Agreements With the Government and the First Amendment

    Non-Disparagement Agreements With the Government and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh wrote yesterday about a settlement agreement between a former employee of a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington. The settlement agreement, entered into by the parties in January 2013, contained a provision barring the former…
  • Apr 27

    In Washington, Your Trash is Private, But Not Your Abandoned DNA

    In Washington, Your Trash is Private, But Not Your Abandoned DNA
    So reports the Seattle Times:Seattle’s ordinance allowing garbage collectors to look through people’s trash — to make sure food scraps aren’t going into the garbage — was declared “unconstitutional and…
Rank this Week: 1833

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    How can I be charged in Phoenix with a DUI for sleeping in my car?

    How can I be charged in Phoenix with a DUI for sleeping in my car?
    The penalties for a DUI in Phoenix are some of the harshest in the country. Convictions carry mandatory jail and fines, license suspension, and the installation of an ignition interlock device. There are numerous ways that you can be…
  • Apr 24

    What is Arizona RCC Court?

    What is Arizona RCC Court?
    If you have been charged with a felony in Phoenix, Arizona, RCC (Regional Court Center) court is where almost all who are charged with a felony starts. RCC was developed by the Arizona court system to try and quickly resolve felony cases…
  • Apr 20

    Vehicular Aggravated Assault is a Class 3 Dangerous Felony

    Vehicular Aggravated Assault is a Class 3 Dangerous Felony
    The most common way to be charged with Vehicular Aggravated Assault is when someone suffers a serious physical injury in an auto accident and the driver was found to be intoxicated, high on drugs or speeding excessively. Aggravated assault…
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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
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Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute
    A former Miami-Dade County police director and mayor is facing a domestic violence-related charge following a fight with his longtime girlfriend. A Coral Gables police report claims the man turned himself in Wednesday, and he was charged with…
  • Apr 21

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust
    A South Florida police officer has been fired after authorities allege he got caught up in an undercover prostitution sting. According to a Boynton Beach police spokeswoman, the man was fired last week. The eight-year veteran has been on paid…
  • Apr 13

    UF Religion Professor Gets Probation for Voyeurism Charge

    UF Religion Professor Gets Probation for Voyeurism Charge
    Gainesville, FL – A University of Florida religion professor who was arrested last year for video voyeurism after deputies claim he secretly recorded a teenage girl has been sentenced to five years’ probation. The 54-year-old was…
Rank this Week: 807

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/
  • Apr 28

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed
    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions One of the unintended consequences of being convicted on criminal drug charges in Massachusetts was that your driver’s license would automatically be suspended. However, thanks to a new…
  • Apr 21

    Victims of Annie Dookhan Debacle Unlikely to Get Compensation From State

    Victims of Annie Dookhan Debacle Unlikely to Get Compensation From State
    Victims of Annie DookhanCountless criminal defendants who received drug convictions based on evidence handled by the state drug labs have been closely watching the developments in the Annie Dookhan case. Annie Dookhan was a former crime lab…
  • Apr 12

    New Bill Could Increase the Amount for Felony Theft

    New Bill Could Increase the Amount for Felony Theft
    Felony Theft Massachusetts is one of the few states that imposes serious criminal charges when a person steals an item worth more than $250. Stealing an item valued at more than $250 is a felony theft under Massachusetts law. The consequence…
Rank this Week: 845

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Apr 28

    St Petersburg, Florida Marijuana Civil Citation Program

    St Petersburg, Florida Marijuana Civil Citation Program
    St Petersburg, Florida Marijuana Civil Citation ProgramPinellas County Marijuana Defense Attorneys may soon be out of work. St Petersburg, Florida reviewed the current status of Pinellas County efforts to move towards a diversion program as…
  • Apr 6

    Marijuana Requires No Laboratory Report in Florida

    Marijuana Requires No Laboratory Report in Florida
    What happens when Prosecutors use the testimony of a cop, with no testimony from a laboratory to identify the drug, Marijuana / Cannabis?No Lab Report Needed for Weed in Florida"The issue before us is whether a police…
  • Apr 2

    New Florida Forfeiture Statute - Complete Text

    New Florida Forfeiture Statute - Complete Text
    CHAPTER 2016-179 Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1044An act relating to contraband forfeiture; amending s. 932.701, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the act; amending s. 932.703, F.S.;…
Rank this Week: 3831

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Wisdom from “We Learn Nothing”

    Wisdom from “We Learn Nothing”
    I”m warning you in advance that this is, sort of, a book review.  I’ve written over 300 articles for my blog, and now that I’m running out of ideas, I thought it would be nice to share some thoughts on a great book from…
  • Apr 24

    Transforming a Misdemeanor Battery into a Felony Battery

    Transforming a Misdemeanor Battery into a Felony Battery
    Every so often, I’m retained to defend a misdemeanor battery case, only to discover later that the charge has been upgraded to a felony.  This doesn’t happen that often, because law enforcement typically has quite a bit of…
  • Apr 17

    Drugs In Cars, For the Thousandth Time

    Drugs In Cars, For the Thousandth Time
    After several decades of defending criminal cases, I’ve seen a few patterns emerge.  Our brains are rigged to see patterns, even when they don’t exist, but let me share with you a pattern of behavior that keeps me in…
Rank this Week: 4612

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 28

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name
      Does the federal government have the right to seize a domain name without notice? With growing frequency, the feds have seized the domain names of thousands of websites for alleged criminal wrongdoing. The latest example is the seizure…
  • Apr 15

    Good News: The Feds Can’t Freeze Your Assets to Stop You from Hiring a Lawyer

    Good News: The Feds Can’t Freeze Your Assets to Stop You from Hiring a Lawyer
    There are limits to what the government can take from you. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Constitution forbids the government from freezing a defendant’s “untainted” assets in advance of prosecution. The ruling is…
  • Mar 30

    Online Poker: A New Way to Bank?

    Online Poker: A New Way to Bank?
    In light of Tax Day (note that it’s on the 18th of April this year due to a holiday on the 15th) we want to point out a curious ramification from a federal case concerning online gambling, tax reports, and foreign accounts. In United…
Rank this Week: 4461

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate
    "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." -- Jim HightowerHere we go.  The experts, pundits and insiders are beginning to suggest that Hillary Clinton, having sewn up the nomination by…
  • Apr 20

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie
    I would seem to fit the demographic that has come out full throttle for Bernie Sanders -- I consider myself very progressive in my politics and live in Berkeley, California, very comfortably among my fellow progressives; I am a (relatively)…
  • Apr 11

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate
    Assuming a Democrat wins the White House but the Senate remains in Republican hands, there will be no political revolution as Bernie Sanders promises and little of the relatively more incremental change that Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 2898

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Criminal goes from bad to worse…

    Criminal goes from bad to worse…
    Meet 20-year-old Jarious Tremayne Mock.  Thanks from a tip from the smoking gun website, we all learn a valuable lesson as to how to turn a bad day into something much worse. The night started with Mr. Mock leaving a nightclub and…
  • Apr 15

    “Affluenza teen” sentenced to jail

    “Affluenza teen” sentenced to jail
    In a case of justice delayed but (finally) not denied, the case of the “affluenza teen” may finally have come to an end… Ethan Couch, who killed four people in a DUI manslaughter case, but received no jail time in a case…
  • Apr 7

    Teen driving laws have a surprising impact on crime

    Teen driving laws have a surprising impact on crime
    A government report that was just released showed that state laws/regulations regarding teen driving has actually contributed to a large decrease in crime. Starting in the early 90’s a few states passed GDL (graduated driver licensing)…
Rank this Week: 3906

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Apr 28

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done
    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done Posted by Edmund Folsom, Esq. April 28, 2016 In Maine, when a person receives a fine, there is a “surcharge” of 20% added to the balance due. And then there’s…
  • Mar 5

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.
    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:   March 5, 2016 Last year, Maine’s Legislature rejected a proposal to define as operating under the influence (OUI) the act of driving a…
  • Feb 23

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom Date:  February 23, 2016 “The President…shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint…judges of the Supreme Court.”    United…
Rank this Week: 3330

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4576

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
  • Apr 26

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen
    There is a growing satirical-yet-based-in-reality opinion these days that suggests that unless you post a selfie or an Instagram of you doing something, you didn’t actually do anything. It’s laughable yet somewhat depressing that…
Rank this Week: 2980

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
  • Apr 26

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen
    There is a growing satirical-yet-based-in-reality opinion these days that suggests that unless you post a selfie or an Instagram of you doing something, you didn’t actually do anything. It’s laughable yet somewhat depressing that…
Rank this Week: 3216

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Stingray Device Found to Be Unconstitutional by Baltimore Court

    Stingray Device Found to Be Unconstitutional by Baltimore Court
    The constitutional issues surrounding cell phones and due process continue to evolve. Stingrays are devices that track cellphones even when they are not in use. The devices emulate cell phone towers, thus prompting phones to connect to them,…
  • Apr 18

    University Due Process May Be Less Than You Think

    University Due Process May Be Less Than You Think
    We tend to think of constitutional rights as a universal concept or as something that each and every state agency owes to us. Anytime a government agency can deprive us of liberty or take away what we perceive as a right, we envision the…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed Maryland Drug Law Reforms are Radical and Long Term

    Proposed Maryland Drug Law Reforms are Radical and Long Term
    We have previously kept you up to date on Maryland’s slow but steady legal changes, which represent a different approach to fighting the drug war. Maryland’s attempt to overhaul its drug laws is continuing, as the legislature is…
Rank this Week: 4606

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
Rank this Week: 2592

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Three Indicted on Human Trafficking Charge

    Three Indicted on Human Trafficking Charge
    Last year officials arrested James Joseph Jr., Avisa Lavasani, and Anthony Reynolds on accusations of operating a high-priced human trafficking prostitution ring out of California for 14 years. The three have now been indicted on numerous…
  • Apr 21

    Coachella Weekend Big Business for Aladdin Bail Bond Company

    Coachella Weekend Big Business for Aladdin Bail Bond Company
    Aladdin Bail Bond’s Indio Valley branch is usually pretty busy this time of year. Why? The Coachella Music Festival. But it seems this year, with the implementation of Proposition 47, business has been slowing down. Coachella Weekend…
  • Apr 14

    Siri Can Now Respond to Sexual Assault Question

    Siri Can Now Respond to Sexual Assault Question
    Apple recently updated its iOS operating service aid Siri to sexual assault and domestic violence questions she receives from users. Siri and Her Responses for Sexual Assault Questions In March, JAMA Internal Medicine published a study…
Rank this Week: 1642