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Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 186

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 161

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 318

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Dallas Hospitals Billing for DWI Blood Draws?

    Dallas Hospitals Billing for DWI Blood Draws?
    Medicine kind of sucks these days, for all the magic of life saving pills and procedures nothing can make you broke faster than the medical industry. As a lawyer we have multiple ethics rules covering what fees we can charge, and how they…
  • Jul 30

    When is a person under arrest in Texas?

    When is a person under arrest in Texas?
    One of the most common questions I get from potential clients is “the officer didn’t read me my rights, does that matter?” Often it doesn’t, and the reason is the police only have to read Mirandize you when you are…
  • Jun 24

    Riding dirty? Refuse searches, try to relax, and some other pointers.

    Riding dirty? Refuse searches, try to relax, and some other pointers.
    By now you know that you should never consent to a search of your car. But what if you actually have a joint in the console (terrible hiding place by the way), or you are a mule and worried the popo will find the package? Same advice, just…
Rank this Week: 1278

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Can the Police Enter My House Without a Warrant?

    Can the Police Enter My House Without a Warrant?
    (Image Credit: Wikipedia.org) You, like many people, may wonder whether the police are allowed to enter your home without a warrant—particularly if you currently live in an apartment or a dorm room on your college campus. The Fourth…
  • Jul 28

    Do I Have to Consent to a Search of My Car?

    Do I Have to Consent to a Search of My Car?
    (Image Credit: public-domain-image.com) Arbitrary searches of your vehicle are generally illegal, however, like searches of your home, there are exceptions which can be used by the police to search your car. There is also usually more leeway…
  • Jul 25

    Can I Be Arrested Without an Arrest Warrant?

    Can I Be Arrested Without an Arrest Warrant?
    (Image Credit: Wikimedia.org) Most of us are under the impression that we cannot be arrested unless the police have a warrant in hand. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and your arrest could well hinge on the premise of probable…
Rank this Week: 2991

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1785

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Rick Perry backs #BlackLivesMatter, and other storie

    Rick Perry backs #BlackLivesMatter, and other storie
    A few odds and ends related to police accountability: Rick Perry; Why conservatives should embrace Black Lives MatterGo read Rick Perry's remarkable speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council in Indianapolis. (The missus was in…
  • Jul 27

    Podcast: New Texas death-in-custody data online

    Podcast: New Texas death-in-custody data online
    Grits contributing writer Amanda Woog, who is a postdoctoral fellow at the UT-Austin Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, has made a curated version of Texas' death-in-custody database available for the first time online. See her…
  • Jul 27

    Victoria jail ignores nutritionist limits on serving cold food

    Victoria jail ignores nutritionist limits on serving cold food
    No longer do Victoria County Jail inmates receive "three hots and a cot," as the saying goes. The Sheriff switched to cold food only in the jail, eliminating all hot meals after inmates on work detail were caught making jailhouse hooch.…
Rank this Week: 680

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2458

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Chicago Has a Crime Fighting Robot!

    Chicago Has a Crime Fighting Robot!
    Earlier this month the Chicago Police, SWAT team, and EMS personnel were called to a motel in Edgewater after a man threatened to kill himself, reports DNAinfo.com. However, another emergency responder was also present, Chicago’s crime…
  • Jul 20

    The Illinois State Police Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry

    The Illinois State Police Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry
    You have likely heard of the Sex Offender Registry, but have you ever heard of the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry? Likely not, as this type of registry is not as widely publicized and only exists in Illinois and four…
  • Jul 18

    Father Took Son to Thailand, Now Faces Kidnapping Charge in Illinoi

    Father Took Son to Thailand, Now Faces Kidnapping Charge in Illinoi
    A 6-year-old boy from East Moline who was kidnapped in Illinois and taken to Thailand was recently returned home safe and sound. Interestingly, the man who kidnapped the boy is actually his own father. According to WTHITV 10, the boy was not…
Rank this Week: 2353

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/
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Convicted Man in Racial Jury Case

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Convicted Man in Racial Jury Case
    The constitution guarantees us a jury of our peers in criminal matters. It is one of the most fundamental constitutional rights that we have. But our judicial system is also intended to be racially blind, and selecting jurors based on race or…
  • Jun 10

    Justice Reinvestment Act Brings Changes to Criminal Law

    Justice Reinvestment Act Brings Changes to Criminal Law
    Maryland is again looking to be one of the more progressive states in the nation when it comes to criminal justice reform, as legislators have agreed to pass a sweeping crime reform bill. The bill is unique in that it strengthens criminal…
  • May 24

    High Court Refuses to Overturn Severe Drug Sentence

    High Court Refuses to Overturn Severe Drug Sentence
    Sometimes, the United States Supreme Court rules by declining to rule. When a case is appealed to the Supreme Court, the Court may opt to not accept the case. When that happens, the practical effect is that the law created by the lower court…
Rank this Week: 4594

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    For the Best Experience in Las Vegas, Leave Drugs and Alcohol Behind

    For the Best Experience in Las Vegas, Leave Drugs and Alcohol Behind
    With an average of 3.5 million tourists filling the streets and hotels in Las Vegas every month, there are always concerts, festivals, conventions, sports events, and a plethora of special events going on. There is always a substantial…
  • Jul 27

    The Clear Definition of Aggravated Assault or Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    The Clear Definition of Aggravated Assault or Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    Assault with a deadly weapon, which can also be referred to as aggravated assault, is a felony charge that hundreds of Las Vegas locals and visitors are charged with every year. If convicted, it carries serious criminal penalties, such as a…
  • Jul 24

    Plea Negotiations are Common in Clark County When Charged with a Criminal Offense

    Plea Negotiations are Common in Clark County When Charged with a Criminal Offense
    Plea negotiations are the most common solution to criminal charges committed in Las Vegas. A plea negotiation can be referred to as “working out a deal” or “pleading to lesser charges,” and the legal definition is not…
Rank this Week: 3495

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/
  • Jul 30

    Two-vehicle crash westbound I-86 at milepost 9, in Cassia County

    Two-vehicle crash westbound I-86 at milepost 9, in Cassia County
    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…
  • Jul 29

    **Update *** Multiple crashes I-15 at 93

    **Update *** Multiple crashes I-15 at 93
    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…
  • Jul 29

    Three Injured in Crash North of Blackfoot

    Three Injured in Crash North of 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…
Rank this Week: 4797

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2361

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/
  • Jul 29

    DUI Driver Shuts Down BART Service

    DUI Driver Shuts Down BART Service
    Accidents involving drivers DUI in Los Angeles can snarl highways and city streets, resulting in backups that prevent motorists from reaching their destinations for hours. Involve a mass transit system like BART in a DUI crash, and the…
  • Jul 27

    Golf Cart DUI Results in Death

    Golf Cart DUI Results in Death
    When the media reports on a death involving a Los Angeles DUI, the victim is usually a pedestrian or the driver or passenger in one of the vehicles that crashed. But deadly DUIs can also result from incidents involving much smaller,…
  • Jul 25

    Bad Parking Job Leads to DUI Arrest

    Bad Parking Job Leads to DUI Arrest
    When police officers are out on patrol looking for drivers who might be DUI in Los Angeles, they watch for vehicles weaving in and out of traffic, veering over the center line and blowing through stop signs and other traffic signals. In…
Rank this Week: 4261

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    ELEPHANT ANESTHETIC CARFENTANIL BEING SOLD AS HEROIN

    ELEPHANT ANESTHETIC CARFENTANIL BEING SOLD AS HEROIN
    Not long ago, I wrote about the scourge of fentanyl , which is a powerful synthetic opiate sold on the black market as Norco. Fentanyl has been blamed for a rash of overdose deaths but recently the ante has been upped. As shocking as it may…
  • Jul 26

    Pokemon Go Being Used In Attempted Robbery, Trespassing And Other Crimes In California

    Pokemon Go Being Used In Attempted Robbery, Trespassing And Other Crimes In California
    Pokémon Go Crime? If you haven’t heard by now, Pokémon Go, a geo-catching game played on a smart phone, has quickly become a phenomenon with over a million downloads in the United States since hit the market this month.…
  • Jul 15

    Juvenile Convictions And Laws In California

    Juvenile Convictions And Laws In California
    PENAL CODE SECTION 1170 MAY OFFER RELIEF TO THOSE JUVENILES CONVICTED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE I previously discussed the 2012 United States Supreme Court case, Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ___ , wherein the Supreme Court held that…
Rank this Week: 848

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    DUI Manslaughter Laws In California

    DUI Manslaughter Laws In California
    OCEANSIDE WOMAN DRIVING DRUNK HITS MAN AND CONTINUES TO DRIVE WITH THE DEAD MAN IN HER FRONT PASSENGER SEAT A recent and particularly gruesome DUI incident in Oceanside made news around the world. In the early morning of June 27, a…
  • Jul 26

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
    It’s summer travel season and maybe you are planning a trip to another country. Don’t let your R&R be ruined by a driving under the influence arrest. You may not be aware of this but most countries have harsher DUI laws than…
  • Jul 15

    DUI And The SCRAM Device In California

    DUI And The SCRAM Device In California
    CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF ALCOHOL LEVELS—THE SCRAM DEVICE Most people in California are aware that there is a device that may be ordered installed in person’s vehicle upon conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol. This…
Rank this Week: 4173

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 29

    Philadelphia's Dangerous Roads Lead to Many Accident

    Philadelphia's Dangerous Roads Lead to Many Accident
    Philadelphia can be a dangerous place to drive. The state highways, local roads, and interstates in and around Philadelphia see a significant number of injury accidents each year. Many of these roads are overcrowded, and ongoing construction…
  • Jul 29

    Winter Driving Safety Tips: Ensuring Your Car is Winter Ready

    Winter Driving Safety Tips: Ensuring Your Car is Winter Ready
    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), more car crashes occurred in January in 2015 than during any other month in the state. One of the reasons for this increase is dangerous winter weather. Preparing your car…
  • Jul 29

    Am I entitled to compensation for spinal surgery after a car accident?

    Am I entitled to compensation for spinal surgery after a car accident?
    Countless car accidents cause injuries in Pennsylvania every day. While these injuries can range from minor to severe and occur almost anywhere on the body, back injuries are among the most common. They are also some of the most debilitating,…
Rank this Week: 342

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC.

http://www.missouricriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Illinois Licensed Drivers and Missouri Traffic and Criminal Offense

    Illinois Licensed Drivers and Missouri Traffic and Criminal Offense
    Missouri and Illinois have very different driver’s license statutes and regulations. The ramifications of a conviction in Missouri for an Illinois licensed driver can be significant. For instance, many Illinois licensed drivers do not…
  • Jul 24

    Pokémon Go – Being Safe on the Roadways!

    Pokémon Go – Being Safe on the Roadways!
    It has been two weeks since Pokémon Go debuted and the popularity is continuing to soar. There are more and more groups of children and adults walking around neighborhoods just staring into their phones. What is Pokémon…
  • Jul 15

    The Pokémon Go Craze!! Drivers and Pedestrians at Risk!!

    The Pokémon Go Craze!! Drivers and Pedestrians at Risk!!
    Within the first week of its debut, Pokémon Go is sweeping the nation. You can see groups of children and adults walking around neighborhoods just staring into their phones. What is Pokémon Go? Pokémon Go is a virtual…
Rank this Week: 1365

South Florida Criminal Attorney…

South Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Two Arrested in Miami for Alleged Extortion of Social Media Star

    Two Arrested in Miami for Alleged Extortion of Social Media Star
    Two South Florida residents have been arrested after police claim they threatened to leak sexually explicit images of social media star “YesJulz” unless she paid them. A 28-year-old and a 33-year-old were arrested Friday on…
  • Jul 26

    Three Charged in $1 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme In Miami

    Three Charged in $1 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme In Miami
    Three people have been convicted of alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud in a $1 billion scheme in Miami. “This is the largest single criminal healthcare fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice,”…
  • Jul 20

    South Florida Doctor Gets 3 Years for Medicare Fraud

    South Florida Doctor Gets 3 Years for Medicare Fraud
    A South Florida doctor will spend more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to falsely diagnosing hundreds of patients in a Medicare fraud scheme. Court records show the 57-year-old Delray Beach doctor was also ordered…
Rank this Week: 1590

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    When Does Possession of Marijuana Become Intent to Sell?

    When Does Possession of Marijuana Become Intent to Sell?
    Conviction of possession of marijuana or intent to sell charges lead to serious punishment in Arizona. Under state law, “marijuana” refers to any or all parts of the cannabis plant from which the resin has not been extracted. The…
  • Jul 29

    Common Consequences of a DUI or DWI

    Common Consequences of a DUI or DWI
    Most states have taken a strong stance against drunk/intoxicated driving in the past two decades, and the enhanced penalties mean that a conviction for driving under the influence can create both short and long-term problems after the fact.…
  • Jul 26

    What Are the Differences Between Jail and Prison in Arizona?

    What Are the Differences Between Jail and Prison in Arizona?
    Many people use the terms “jail” and “prison” synonymously. But these two types of facilities have some distinct differences, as much as they have much in common. When you are facing charges that may lead to prison…
Rank this Week: 4488

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    The Mercy Rule: An Ironic Word for a chaotic System

    The Mercy Rule: An Ironic Word for a chaotic System
    When one hears about the term “Mercy” they are often thinking about the concept of forgiveness and understanding. However, in the world of law, this term has a deceptive meeting that can be the death nail of the defendant in a…
  • Jul 28

    Ohio Man Busted After Allegedly Bringing Crystal Meth into Kalamazoo

    Ohio Man Busted After Allegedly Bringing Crystal Meth into Kalamazoo
    Earlier in July, Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team (KVET) investigators learned that a man was transporting crystal meth into Kalamazoo County. This led to the arrest on July 23rd of 36-year-old Buddy Parker of Fairfield, Ohio, who according…
  • Jul 22

    Top Secrets – What Police in Michigan Don’t Want You to Know

    Top Secrets – What Police in Michigan Don’t Want You to Know
    While police officers in Michigan are trusted to keep residents safe and do their best to prevent crime, there are many “secrets” cops keep close to their vest – secrets they don’t want those accused of crimes to know.…
Rank this Week: 3086

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1909

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle
    In today's opinion in In Re: Alford D. Embry, Judge Sutton notes the differing opinions on whether Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), applies to the Guidelines and whether it applies retroactively to the Guidelines. There is…
  • Jul 22

    The Gang's All Here - I see em in Court!

    The Gang's All Here - I see em in Court!
    In cases where multiple defendants are allegedly members of gangs, the Government loves to bring in "expert" witnesses on how gangs operate, hierarchy, etc.  It makes for compelling testimony for the jury.  But sometimes the…
  • Jul 18

    Pointing a Gun Is A Crime of Violence; Johnson v. United States Shrinks Further

    Pointing a Gun Is A Crime of Violence; Johnson v. United States Shrinks Further
    The Sixth Circuit in United States v. Rafidi again grappled with what constitutes a “crime of violence” under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), a question that has divided sharply the courts of appeals in the wake of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 676

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: 2549

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
  • Jul 29

    Fred Flintstone, World Records, and Rules With Shifting Reference

    Fred Flintstone, World Records, and Rules With Shifting Reference
    While the rest of the country was watching the Democratic National Convention yesterday, my attention was drawn to a far more dramatic series of events: an ongoing set of videos in which contenders attempt to seize the world record for the…
  • Jul 29

    Sorry Iowa, Political Robocalls Are Protected by the First Amendment

    Sorry Iowa, Political Robocalls Are Protected by the First Amendment
    While I currently live in California, I spent most of my life in Iowa, and I regularly visit my family in Iowa around the holidays. It is nice to go back, but if it happens to be a month before a caucus, I find that the phone rings off the…
  • Jul 28

    Does California Need a Law Prohibiting Drones Near Wildfires?

    Does California Need a Law Prohibiting Drones Near Wildfires?
    Ars Technica reports:Firefighters working to contain a wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California were temporarily thwarted this weekend when pilots for the Monrovia Fire Department (MFD) spotted a few private drones in…
Rank this Week: 1849

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/
  • Jul 29

    Reporting Crime Reduces Likelihood Of Subsequent Victimization

    Reporting Crime Reduces Likelihood Of Subsequent Victimization
    Law enforcement agencies are always looking for new ways to reduce crime in their cities, but a new study suggests that crime victims can reduce their likelihood of once again being victimized by reporting the initial crime. Researchers out…
  • Jul 26

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case
    Most people pray for nice weather when they go camping, but the severe storm that rolled through on Saturday night likely saved a number of lives after a drunk driver drove over numerous tents in St. Croix State Park east of Hinckley.…
  • Jul 25

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime
    These days it seems like there’s an app for everything, and the Minneapolis Police Department is getting in on the fun. The Minneapolis Police Department is making it easier for the public to report crimes anonymously through a handy…
Rank this Week: 3008

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Georgia man facing criminal charges over warrant mistake

    Georgia man facing criminal charges over warrant mistake
    A man was taken into custody on allegations of obstruction when Georgia police officers mistook him for a different person. His criminal charges now include a violation of probation, which could potentially send him to jail for as long as...
  • Jul 15

    Journalist hit with felony charges for request of open record

    Journalist hit with felony charges for request of open record
    Freedom of the press is a constitutional right granted to journalists, publishers and other individuals involved in the journalism profession. This important right protects these individuals from being unfairly censored while doing their…
  • Jun 29

    Georgia mayor to face criminal charges for alleged tax evasion

    Georgia mayor to face criminal charges for alleged tax evasion
    A Georgia mayor is on the line for allegedly evading taxes. Although no criminal charges have officially been filed, the district attorney has already announced his intention to charge the part-time mayor of a small town with tax evasion.…
Rank this Week: 2425

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1668

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/
  • Jul 29

    Can you Go to Jail for Disorderly Conduct?

    Can you Go to Jail for Disorderly Conduct?
    In Arizona, disorderly conduct is considered a class 1 misdemeanor and penalties could include a fine up to $2,500 and up to six months in jail, or both. If you, or someone you love, has been charged with disorderly conduct, it’s…
  • Jul 25

    What is The Difference Between Theft, Robbery and Burglary?

    What is The Difference Between Theft, Robbery and Burglary?
    Do you know the difference between theft, robbery, and burglary?  Although they are often used interchangeably, because they all involve the unauthorized taking of someone’s personal property, they are all very different crimes. If…
  • Jul 21

    Does Arizona Allow Medical Marijuana Use?

    Does Arizona Allow Medical Marijuana Use?
    Yes, Arizona allows the use of medical marijuana under very specific circumstances. Don’t start thinking though that this means it’s no big deal, for most people it’s still a crime to use, grow or sell marijuana and Federal…
Rank this Week: 3380

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    NUTS

    NUTS
    You think you have a hard job? Pity poor Herald Scribe David Ovalle who, in writing articles covering the legal community of Miami, must navigate unscrupulous clients, manipulative attorneys, judges who wander in hours after court was…
  • Jul 27

    UNIFORM DRIVE

    UNIFORM DRIVE
    In this summer of hate, and shootings, and rantings and ravings and political conventions and speeches by Chachi and Duck Dynasty and mediocre female golfers  (and Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and President Obama) we here in Miami…
  • Jul 27

    RED LIGHT CAMERAS - THIRD DCA SPEAKS .....

    RED LIGHT CAMERAS - THIRD DCA SPEAKS .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT ..... IT'S A GREEN LIGHT FOR THE COUNTY IF YOU RESIDE IN MIAMI-DADE, FOR RED LIGHT TICKETS .....So, for now, if you see this: Then, you can expect to see this: That's because, today,…
Rank this Week: 692

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

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

    Even one ounce of anger or tension can miss the winning opportunity

    Even one ounce of anger or tension can miss the winning opportunity
    Yes, the world is filled with too many people too often acting like heartlessly dangerous people. Part of my job is to defuse, shrink, disintegrate, disinfect, and deflect the unseemly and dangerous actions of others, and to extract the gold…
  • Jul 28

    Jack Davis draws his last comic – from EC to Mad and beyond

    Jack Davis draws his last comic – from EC to Mad and beyond
    On a mid-1971 day at the age of eight, I found a paperback book by Mad Magazine, got hooked on the magazine, and my life never was the same again.
  • Jul 27

    Hugo, Colorado police further underline the unreliability of superficial drug test

    Hugo, Colorado police further underline the unreliability of superficial drug test
    Drug detection is about chemistry, and even prosecutors' chemists -- with a never-ending stream and often backlog of alleged drugs to test while still testifying in court -- can get drug testing wrong, particularly with being challenged by…
Rank this Week: 2118

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/
  • Jul 29

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design

    My Favourite Things: The Promise of Regulation by Design
    Lachlan Urquhart & Tom Rodden, A Legal Turn in Human Computer Interaction? Towards ‘Regulation by Design’ for the Internet of Things (2016), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighTen years have passed since…
  • Jul 28

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading

    Constitutional Officers: A Very Close Reading
    Seth Barrett Tillman, Who Can Be President of the United States?: Candidate Hillary Clinton and the Problem of Statutory Qualifications, 5 Brit. J. Am. Legal Studies 95 (2016), available at SSRN Seth Barrett Tillman, Originalism & the…
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
Rank this Week: 4441

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1886

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/
  • Jul 29

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The Baltimore Sun reports that prosecutors have dropped all remaining charges against police officers in cases related to the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray.  The decision to end the prosecutions was motivated by the fact that no…
  • Jul 28

    Sex Offender Premises Restrictions Revised in Response to Doe v. Cooper

    Sex Offender Premises Restrictions Revised in Response to Doe v. Cooper
    The General Assembly amended G.S. 14-208.18, the law that makes it a Class H felony for certain registered sex offenders to go certain places. The changes are a response to Doe v. Cooper, a federal case in which the trial judge enjoined every…
  • Jul 27

    What’s the Latest on Mopeds?

    What’s the Latest on Mopeds?
    Laws governing the operation of mopeds have changed significantly in recent years. Mopeds now must be registered before they may be driven on state roadways, and the owner of the moped must have insurance.  An overview of the current…
Rank this Week: 3244

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/
  • Jul 28

    INDULTO A LA SEÑORA: SILVANA BUSCAGLIA

    INDULTO A LA SEÑORA: SILVANA BUSCAGLIA
    No puedo estar en desacuerdo con el indulto a la señora Buscaglia, sin embargo, la redacción de la Resolución que lo contiene, no parece la adecuada. A continuación el texto íntegro de la misma en la que he…
  • Jul 26

    Los viejos izquierdistas en el Perú deben retirarse de la política

    Los viejos izquierdistas en el Perú deben retirarse de la política
    Nunca he leído a Marx, lo he escrito muchas veces ni a ningún pensador, por brillante que sea su carrera y los reconocimientos obtenidos, pues no existe pensador que nos ilustre sobre los marcianos. En el enlace que…
  • Jul 23

    PROYECTO DE DEROGACIÓN DEL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES - EN CHILE

    PROYECTO DE DEROGACIÓN DEL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES - EN CHILE
    http://www.reddigital.cl/politica/24-parlamento/11988-fin_afps.html        REFORMA CONSTITUCIONAL Proyecto de reforma constitucional que establece una nueva regulación del derecho a la seguridad…
Rank this Week: 3041

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    US v. Wanland, No. 14-10170…

    US v. Wanland, No. 14-10170 (7-27-16)(Owens with Wallace and Schroeder).  This was a tax evasion case, with the defendant a civil lawyer who didn't pay taxes.  The 9th affirmed the convictions, rejecting the argument that…
  • Jul 26

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360…

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360 (7-22-16)(Bybee with Kozinski; O'Scannlain dissenting).  The police interrogated petitioner for hours about a fatal gang. Petitioner finally said: "I don't want to talk no more." The police followed up,…
  • Jul 26

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949…

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949 (7-25-16)(en banc)(Murguia; Reinhardt concurring and Bybee concurring).  In an en banc opinion, the 9th found the state petitioner's federal habeas timely under AEDPA.  It was timely because the…
Rank this Week: 683

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    NCDD Summer Session hits it out of the park

    NCDD Summer Session hits it out of the park
    The National College for DUI Defense (www.ncdd.com) just completed its annual summer session held in Cambridge Massachusetts.  The session featured large lectures, small lectures, breakouts, and small elective seminars. Topics…
  • Jul 22

    Speaking out against Trump

    Speaking out against Trump
    I will repeat the well known quote from Martin Niemöller: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Socialist. Continue reading The post Speaking out against Trump appeared first on…
  • Jun 23

    The Incredible Shrinking Fourth Amendment

    The Incredible Shrinking Fourth Amendment
    The Supreme Court decided two Fourth Amendment cases this week that diminish our freedom from police searches.  The Fourth Amendment says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against…
Rank this Week: 3032

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1455

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    What, Exactly, Is a Plea Discussion?

    What, Exactly, Is a Plea Discussion?
    In a recent blog post, we talked about how things that you say during a plea discussion cannot be used against you in a subsequent trial. The source for this is Rule 410 in the Maine Rules of Evidence. However, lawyers love to argue and fight…
  • Jul 27

    Grand Juries in Maine

    Grand Juries in Maine
    If you're being investigated for a crime, or even after you've been arrested for one, there are a lot of moving parts in the criminal justice system that you'll never see, but that still seriously impact your future. One of these moving parts…
  • Jul 26

    What You Say During a Plea Discussion Stays There

    What You Say During a Plea Discussion Stays There
    Because we live in a country that relies on an adversarial system of criminal justice, you can count on law enforcement to do everything it can to punish you as much as possible. To do this, police and prosecutors try to get all the evidence…
Rank this Week: 4854

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Jul 28

    The SEC Audit Trail – Several Industry Groups See Problems as Currently Proposed

    The SEC Audit Trail – Several Industry Groups See Problems as Currently Proposed
    Last week, several securities industry groups filed critical responses to the SEC’s plan for an audit trail.  While most groups that commented on the SEC’s proposed regulation supported implementing the proposal, several had…
  • Jul 19

    Will It Be Enough?: SEC Amends Rules to Look More Like Federal Court

    Will It Be Enough?: SEC Amends Rules to Look More Like Federal Court
    In a move that will make Securities and Exchange Commission administrative proceedings look more like civil litigation in federal court, on July 13, 2016, the SEC announced that it had adopted amendments to its rules of practice.  These…
  • Jul 15

    Shareholder Derivative Suit Following Data Breach Misses Target

    Shareholder Derivative Suit Following Data Breach Misses Target
    On July 7, 2016, Judge Paul A. Magnuson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss a shareholder class action that had been initiated following a 2013 holiday season data…
Rank this Week: 3171

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

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

    Pardons and Gun Right

    Pardons and Gun Right
    It is vitally important that a pardon applicant specifically ask for restoration of civil rights clearly and unequivocally in their initial petition.
  • Jun 10

    Alabama’s Crisis of Leadership

    Alabama’s Crisis of Leadership
    The State of Alabama is in crisis. Our Speaker of the State House of Representatives, our Governor, and our Chief Justice of the Supreme Court all are hamstrung by accusations of impropriety, abuse of their authority, and failure to execute…
  • Jun 10

    Alabama’s Crisis of Leadership

    Alabama’s Crisis of Leadership
    The State of Alabama is in crisis. Our Speaker of the State House of Representatives, our Governor, and our Chief Justice of the Supreme Court all are hamstrung by accusations of impropriety, abuse of their authority, and failure to execute…
Rank this Week: 1367

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Indonesia: UN rights chief urges region's 'most prolific executioner' to end practice

    Indonesia: UN rights chief urges region's 'most prolific executioner' to end practice
    Source: UN News Centre (27 July 2016)http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54565#.V5ogobh97IUThe United Nations human rights chief today expressed alarm at reports that up to 14 people face imminent execution in Indonesia, most of them…
  • Jul 25

    Indonesia executions loom as convict Merri Utami is sent to prison island

    Indonesia executions loom as convict Merri Utami is sent to prison island
    Source: The Guardian (25 July 2016)https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/25/indonesia-executions--convict-merry-utami-sent-nusa-kambanganThe next round of executions in Indonesia appear imminent following the transfer of an Indonesian…
  • Jul 11

    Final Declaration: 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty: Oslo, 23 June 2016

    Final Declaration: 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty: Oslo, 23 June 2016
    Source: ECPM (4 July 2016)Text of the Final Declaration available: http://congres.abolition.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Final-Declaration-of-the-6th-World-Congress-Against-the-Death-Penalty.pdfVideo of the Final Declaration…
Rank this Week: 516

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/
  • Jul 28

    University of Florida football player intervenes in alleged sexual battery

    University of Florida football player intervenes in alleged sexual battery
    A man is in jail in Gainesville, Florida after a Florida football player intervened in an alleged sexual assault on an intoxicated woman.  According to an article on KTLA 5 news, the football player was working security at a local bar…
  • Jul 20

    Terminated Jacksonville Transportation Authority manager arrested for grand theft

    Terminated Jacksonville Transportation Authority manager arrested for grand theft
    A manager at JTA, or Jacksonville Transportation Authority, is facing a felony charge of grand theft.  According to a report in the Florida Times Union, the man stole over $300,000.00 from the Authority.  Part of the manager’s…
  • Jul 12

    Thefts of motorcycles up in Duval County and around the country

    Thefts of motorcycles up in Duval County and around the country
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reports that the thefts of motorcycles increased substantially this year compared to last.  According to an report in The Florida Times Union, there are already as many of these thefts this year…
Rank this Week: 2580

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

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

    Epileptic Patients to have access to cannabis oils in Texa

    Epileptic Patients to have access to cannabis oils in Texa
    In 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law SB 339 known as the Texas Compassionate Use Act. The bill authorizes DPS to implement a dispensary program to include a registry of physicians who are authorized to prescribe low levels of THC…
  • Jul 7

    Marijuana - Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.

    Marijuana - Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.
    Live Podcast Interview with Chris Legier @ Show 1002 Guest: Gilbert Garcia, Attorney Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm Topics Include: How do the recent laws concerning marijuana prohibition apply to freedom and citizens rights? What should I do if…
  • Jul 7

    Marijuana – Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.

    Marijuana – Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.
    Live Podcast Interview with Chris Legier @ Show 1002 Guest: Gilbert Garcia, Attorney Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm Topics Include: How do the recent laws concerning marijuana prohibition apply to freedom and citizens rights? What should I do if…
Rank this Week: 2544

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

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

    When a Plea Bargain Is a Good Idea

    When a Plea Bargain Is a Good Idea
    Plea bargains have become increasingly important to criminal defendants these days as reports have shown that 97% of all federal criminal cases and 94% of state cases end in guilty pleas.  As most defendants do not wish for the…
  • Jul 21

    Update: Notice of Claim Filed in George Tillman Case

    Update: Notice of Claim Filed in George Tillman Case
    Last week, the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman along with the Law Office of Marc Fernich filed a notice of claim against the New York City Police Department on behalf of the wife and mother of George Tillman, charging wrongful death and…
  • Jul 12

    Why Hire Someone With Federal Criminal Experience? Because You Want To Avoid Prison, That’s Why

    Why Hire Someone With Federal Criminal Experience? Because You Want To Avoid Prison, That’s Why
    The other day a potential client came to see me about his federal criminal case in New York.  During our discussion, he wondered if there was any real benefit of hiring an attorney who was heavily experienced in the federal system or…
Rank this Week: 1760