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Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15

    Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Robinson v Lewis: The panel asked the California Supreme Court to resolve a question of state law that the Ninth Circuit has…
  • Jul 27

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?
    The Washington Supreme Court is sending Kent v Cobb back to Division I to examine Due Process and whether the I-502 statute violates constitutional rights because it fails to ·provide notice that conduct was…
  • Jul 27

    Case Law Update

    Case Law Update
      The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or…
Rank this Week: 401

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Aug 3

    Kentucky Corrections Officer Lies Under Oath, Puts 300 DUI Cases at Risk

    Kentucky Corrections Officer Lies Under Oath, Puts 300 DUI Cases at Risk
    Louisville, Kentucky Metro Corrections officer Liliana Hernandez has been suspended after being accused of lying under oath last month. According to court records, Hernandez falsely claimed on a form that a suspect refused to…
  • Aug 3

    THC Breathalyzer to Hit Market Soon

    THC Breathalyzer to Hit Market Soon
    With marijuana’s increasing popularity and acceptance, it was only a matter of time before the advent of a handheld device to measure the presence of THC in an individual’s system. A THC breathalyzer would supplant blood…
  • Jul 16

    Ten Illinois Cities with the Most DUI Arrest

    Ten Illinois Cities with the Most DUI Arrest
    Based on close to 700 surveys given to law enforcement agencies throughout the state, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) compiled crucial statistics regarding DUI arrests in Illinois. AAIM, a non-profit citizens’ action…
Rank this Week: 451

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
Rank this Week: 467

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 595

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 634

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 14

    What are my Options After a Conviction?

    What are my Options After a Conviction?
    Just because you have been convicted of a crime does not mean that you have lost your case entirely. There is a Post Conviction Issues/Appeals process that seeks to overturn your conviction or modify the terms of a sentence. If you have lost…
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
Rank this Week: 551

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law
    Penal Code Section 191.5 defines Gross Vehicular Manslaughter as: (a) The unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, in the driving of a vehicle, where the driving was in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153 of the…
  • Jun 5

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge
    Can I Fight My DUI Case Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs doesn’t mean that you will be convicted of driving under the influence. An experienced DUI defense lawyer will know the defenses available and…
  • May 27

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County
    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs California has strict laws when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drugs, as defined by California law, include anything other than alcohol that may affect a person’s…
Rank this Week: 362

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • May 23

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer
    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer A theft charge in Seaside Heights can apply to any number of possible events. The possible scenarios seem endless. Of course, the classic offense is simply picking up something that doesn’t belong to you.…
  • May 1

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?
    Today in New Jersey, David Wildstein entered a guilty plea and indictments against Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were unsealed.  This left most people wondering, well what about Chris Christie?  At least some were expecting that he…
  • Apr 1

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey
    Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been accused with trading trading political help for assorted benefits from a Florida eye doctor. The opthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen, allegedly bestowed campaign contributions, plane rides and gifts…
Rank this Week: 495

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • May 15

    Can I be sentenced to jail if I can’t afford my court fine in Arizona?

    Can I be sentenced to jail if I can’t afford my court fine in Arizona?
    Yes, failure to pay the fines and court fees associated with being in the criminal justice system can lead to jail time. However, the courts do offer defendants an option to pay the fees in increments, but missed payments will lead to…
  • May 13

    Shoplifting Firearms in Arizona

    Shoplifting Firearms in Arizona
    Shoplifting is considered a theft crime in Arizona and comes with serious penalties. The consequences for shoplifting and other theft crimes depend largely on the monetary value of the items stolen. However, that is not the case when it comes…
  • May 11

    AZ Traffic Law: Why You Should Ask for the Officer’s Note

    AZ Traffic Law: Why You Should Ask for the Officer’s Note
    Unless you were charged with criminal speeding and are facing serious penalties like jail time, it is often less expensive to simply pay the fines associated with minor traffic violations than it is to hire a criminal defense attorney to…
Rank this Week: 625

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
  • Feb 24

    Enhanced Failure To Yield Law Unnecessarily Bus Drivers According To Transportation Union

    Enhanced Failure To Yield Law Unnecessarily Bus Drivers According To Transportation Union
    One of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s programs since he took office last year is “Vision Zero”, which is designed to reduce traffic and pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in New York City.  The Vision Zero…
  • Dec 23

    Father And Fifteen year Old Daughter Charged in Fatal Pennsylvania MVA Crash

    Father And Fifteen year Old Daughter Charged in Fatal Pennsylvania MVA Crash
    The Wayne County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office announced last week that there will be charges against a 15 year old driver and her father in a fatal car crash on August 30, 2014 on Goosepond Road in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 453

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 533

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer
    In the years that I’ve written extensively about Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), I have always been amazed about its bizarre CEO Patrick Byrne and the gang of misfits he has surrounded himself with. By far, the worst was a real loser…
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
Rank this Week: 436

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Published by Jason R. Antoine.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!
    This past week my client faced three days in jail and one year license suspension for a first offense DUI charge that occurred on Route 1 in Chester County, PA. My client was traveling on Route 1, observing the speed limit when two…
  • Nov 19

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”
    This case was a huge victory for the Antoine law firm. On Thursday night, November 13th after deliberating several hours, the jury returned a not guilty verdict to the charge of Driving Under the Influence. A conviction would have been a 5th…
  • Oct 27

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court
    In Pennsylvania there are currently mandatory minimum sentence laws that apply to drug dealing cases. Basically, when a defendant is convicted of selling or dealing drugs certain enhancements can give a defendant mandatory time in jail. For…
Rank this Week: 592

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children
    Three Southern California children out trick or treating on Halloween lost their lives in a tragic collision. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Santa Ana. All three girls were just 13 years old. The accident happened at just about…
  • Oct 29

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day as they work hard to protect and serve their respective areas, but the knowledge that their job is dangerous does not make the loss of an officer any less tragic....
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
Rank this Week: 419

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Sep 30

    St. Paul Will Pay Police K9 Bite Victim $65,000

    St. Paul Will Pay Police K9 Bite Victim $65,000
    The St. Paul police are tasked with taking a bite out of crime, but a bite by one of their K9 units will take $65,000 out of the city budget. The Saint Paul city council is expected to approve a $65,000 settlement on Wednesday to Kongmeng…
  • Sep 26

    Farmington Adopts Police Body Cameras 

    Farmington Adopts Police Body Cameras 
    What do Duluth, Burnsville, Minneapolis and Farmington have in common? The police departments in all these cities have or are in the process of outfitting their officers with body cameras. Farmington is the latest Minnesota city to equip…
  • Sep 24

    Minneapolis Pays $50,000 Excessive Force Settlement

    Minneapolis Pays $50,000 Excessive Force Settlement
    The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay a woman $50,000 to settle an outstanding excessive force lawsuit against two local police officers. The excessive force suit was filed by Alicia Joneja, who claimed that two Minneapolis police…
Rank this Week: 335

Blog for the Law Offices of G.…

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

Covers criminal and personal injury law.

http://ricelawmd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 330

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 566

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

http://deathpenaltyusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia
    The state of Georgia is once again in the spotlight regarding a death penalty case which, when examined by anyone with a sense of justice, makes the Peach State start reeking of even more rotten fruit.  Or perhaps a better analogy:…
  • Apr 15

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
  • Apr 15

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 609

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

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

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

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

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

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

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 580

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 594

Eyewitness Identification Reform…

Eyewitness Identification Reform Blog

Covers faulty eyewitness identifications in the American criminal justice system.

http://eyeid.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina
    It’s been a long time since I’ve checked in here, but I have some news that I thought was worth sharing to those who found my past work here of interest: my family and I are moving to North Carolina in the next month, and I’ll be…
  • Mar 31

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina
    It’s been a long time since I’ve checked in here, but I have some news that I thought was worth sharing to those who found my past work here of interest: my family and I are moving to North Carolina in the next month, and I’ll be…
  • Jan 7

    EyeID Blog Says Farewell

    EyeID Blog Says Farewell
    You may have noticed that this blog has been dormant for some time, and for a collection of reasons I am going to go ahead and put it to rest until further notice. Thanks to all who have been in touch and contributed to the dialogue for its…
Rank this Week: 593

Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Defense Weekly

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

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

    Closing down

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

    Where next?

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

    first edition of July

    first edition of July
    From this week’s intro:
Rank this Week: 381

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 565

Crime Free World

Crime Free World

Covers violations of international humanitarian law, and international attempts to end individual impunity for heinous crimes. Includes review of international tribunals such as ICC, ICTY, and ICTR.

http://crimefreeworld.wordpress.com
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • May 23

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted several people for the atrocities being committed in Darfur. The most famous of those wanted is of course, the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, who has mocked the tribbunal by…
Rank this Week: 340

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 295

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 591

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

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

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)
    Section 15.02 of the Texas Penal Code makes criminal conspiracy a crime one level lower than the actual substantive offense. It states: "(a) A person commits criminal conspiracy if, with intent that a felony be committed: (1) he agrees with…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 4513

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    To Pull Or Not To Pull

    To Pull Or Not To Pull
    I received an email a while back from a lawyer who was the subject of a post here. I’d called him out for making accusations against another lawyer in a forum comprised of nearly every DUI lawyer in the state. His wasn’t a…
  • Jul 30

    Predictability

    Predictability
    The folks at the MVD tell me that, if you do your administrative suspension before you are convicted of DUI, you can get a restricted license after thirty days and avoid having to get expensive SR22 insurance. They say you won’t get…
  • Jul 21

    All The Power

    All The Power
    Adrian keeps telling me: Sometimes I wish we just dealt with those people from Hellraiser instead of some prosecutors; then, at least, my mom could understand why my job is so damn frustrating. I went to court a while back for a felony DUI…
Rank this Week: 1231

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/
  • Aug 28

    Two Men Plead Guilty to Importing 24 Pounds of Flakka Ingredient in Broward County

    Two Men Plead Guilty to Importing 24 Pounds of Flakka Ingredient in Broward County
    Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to importing more than 24 pounds of the main ingredient in the street drug flakka from China to Broward County. Federal authorities arrested a 25-year-old Orlando man and a 21-year-old Clermont man in June…
  • Aug 26

    Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Gainesville

    Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Gainesville
    A registered sex offender in Gainesville has been charged with possession of child pornography after police allege he had many illegal images on his cellphone. According to an arrest report, an investigation is also underway into whether he…
  • Aug 20

    Man Accused of Asking Preteen Girls for Sex Online

    Man Accused of Asking Preteen Girls for Sex Online
    Clay County investigators arrested a 32-year-old Jacksonville man Friday that they claim made fake online profiles posing as a boy to lure preteen girls into having sex. The man is charged with using a computer to solicit a child for sex,…
Rank this Week: 1561

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Aug 28

    StingRays and Search Warrant

    StingRays and Search Warrant
    The following article appeared in Vice News on August 25, 2015: “Law enforcement’s secretive and often-times warrantless use of the cellphone tracking device known as StingRay is receiving fresh scrutiny this week following an…
  • Aug 26

    Asset Forfeiture Law

    Asset Forfeiture Law
    The following article appeared on the website fourthamendment.com on May 12, 2015: Joseph Rivers was hoping to hit it big. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the aspiring businessman from just outside of Detroit had pulled together…
  • Aug 25

    Blood Draw Ruled Legal in DUI Manslaughter Case

    Blood Draw Ruled Legal in DUI Manslaughter Case
    In the case of the State of Florida versus Kleiber, the court ruled that wiping a DUI manslaughter suspect’s arm with a dry gauze before drawing blood does not invalidate the blood draw. An officer investigating a fatal…
Rank this Week: 3435

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 1166

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Civil Rights Violation

    Civil Rights Violation
    In 1988, my life was completely destroyed, due to being charged with “attempt lewdness with a minor” and was coercively forced to accept a guilty plea, which I consequently served 18 months for, released with no parole and no…
  • Aug 28

    I want to provide again.

    I want to provide again.
    Hello,  I’ve made a mistake four years ago that is haunting me. I have an Aggravated Battery charge with Adjudication Withheld. Although I have not been convicted of the crime and still have my civil rights, employers will not look…
  • Aug 28

    child abuse/negect from inability to attend doctor appointement

    child abuse/negect from inability to attend doctor appointement
    I have a son who was born premature, named Gabriel Rose. When Gabriel turn 1 year old, I was pregnant with my daughter Vanessa which was a high-risk pregnancy. I had a cerclage to hold in my pregnancy with her […] The post child…
Rank this Week: 4743

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Driver's License Appeals in Michigan - Restoraton After a long time Without Driving

    Driver's License Appeals in Michigan - Restoraton After a long time Without Driving
    In my role as a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, I often hear some say that he or she hasn't driven for years and years, as if that might help win his or her license back. While I completely understand...
  • Aug 24

    How NOT to lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Appeal

    How NOT to lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Appeal
    If I wanted to write an article about how to do your own driver's license restoration or clearance case, I could manage it in one word: Don't. It is no surprise that man of my license appeal clients are people...
  • Aug 21

    Don't get Scammed when Hiring a Michigan DUI Lawyer

    Don't get Scammed when Hiring a Michigan DUI Lawyer
    In my role handling Michigan DUI charges in the Detroit area (Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties), I am in court just about every day for something DUI or DUI-related. I see a lot, and that includes plenty of cases besides...
Rank this Week: 3902

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 28

    SEC Issues Wells Notice to Pimco Over Fund Valuation

    SEC Issues Wells Notice to Pimco Over Fund Valuation
    On Monday, August 3, 2015, Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC (Pimco) announced that it had received a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning the valuation of certain nonagency mortgage-backed securities in its…
  • Aug 25

    FinCEN Proposes Rule Requiring Investment Advisor AML Compliance

    FinCEN Proposes Rule Requiring Investment Advisor AML Compliance
    Investment advisors may soon face increased costs and scrutiny thanks to a proposed rule issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).  On Tuesday, August 25, FinCEN proposed a rule that would require many…
  • Aug 24

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Payment Processing Company and Mortgage Servicer

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Payment Processing Company and Mortgage Servicer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) recently took action against a payment processing company, Paymap Inc. (Paymap), and mortgage servicing company, LoanCare, LLC (LoanCare), for deceptive conduct in connection with a mortgage…
Rank this Week: 967

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Consequences of Underage Drinking at Oklahoma College

    Consequences of Underage Drinking at Oklahoma College
    College days have begun in Oklahoma, and underage drinking and DUI charges tend to spike during the first few weeks of school. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), college students…
  • Aug 21

    Mechanical Problems that Cause the Most Truck Accident

    Mechanical Problems that Cause the Most Truck Accident
    The lack of proper mechanical training by trucking companies (carriers) causes accidents, many of which lead to serious injury or death. Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) regulations require that pre-trip inspections be made before truck…
  • Aug 18

    Personal Injury Case Study – A $6 Million Verdict

    Personal Injury Case Study – A $6 Million Verdict
    Summary In 2009, Jeff Bayne was severely injured on the job because of his employer’s intentional conduct. Because there was substantial certainty that the employer’s conduct would lead to Jeff’s injuries, the case was…
Rank this Week: 1599

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Ridesharing and Drunk Driving

    Ridesharing and Drunk Driving
    Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft need all of the good publicity they can get these days. While they seem to be very much loved by the general public, they are running into a lot of potential problems with respect to taxi drivers who…
  • Aug 23

    Drunk Driving Accidents and National Trend

    Drunk Driving Accidents and National Trend
    Drunk drivers in the United States have killed far more people than service members who have been killed in all of the wars in which this nation has participated. This is a staggering number when you think about it, and the sad reality is…
  • Aug 16

    Man Arrested for Setting up Fake DUI Checkpoint

    Man Arrested for Setting up Fake DUI Checkpoint
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Herald, a man was arrested for setting up a fake DUI sobriety checkpoint in Pennsylvania. Authorities say defendant, a 19-year-old man from Summerset, was allegedly driving drunk when he…
Rank this Week: 3130

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do
    Yesterday I posted about my client, “Kate,” whose minor traffic violation metastasized into criminal charges for DWI and gross misdemeanor test refusal. Everyone agrees that Kate didn't refuse to test, but she was physically…
  • Aug 26

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?
    I recently appeared with a client at her arraignment for 3rd degree Test Refusal and 4th degree DWI. I’ll call her Kate. Kate had never been in trouble before, and she was terrified. She had already borrowed money from her family to…
  • Aug 25

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense
    In Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6th and 7th, 2015, our very own Chuck Ramsay will take the stage to teach nationally-known trial attorneys the science of chemical testing, and how to use it in court. Specifically, Chuck and Dr. Jimmie…
Rank this Week: 3686

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Aug 28

    Effective  Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Effective  Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    I am doing a court-appointed criminal appeal, and I am cranky with the defense lawyer who tried the case. He won’t return my phone calls. He won’t send me the trial file. I have no idea why he... Read More
  • Aug 28

    Daniel Snyder Is To Blame for RGIII

    Daniel Snyder Is To Blame for RGIII
    Robert Griffin III has been a tremendous disappointment. I vigorously opposed the trade. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t excited when the team went ahead and drafted him. I thought, maybe, just maybe, this might be our time... Read…
  • Jul 30

    How Quiet In This Room That Holds Us Both

    How Quiet In This Room That Holds Us Both
    “It is what it is.” The detective says this many times throughout the two-hour interrogation of your client.   It is a phrase with no meaning, a verbal tic; a space-filler you throw in there in the guise of... Read More
Rank this Week: 4156

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Driver Carrying Hazardous Material Gets Charge Dismissed, Small Fine

    Driver Carrying Hazardous Material Gets Charge Dismissed, Small Fine
    A 50-year-old man was traveling from Alabama to Columbus as a professional commercial driver, carrying hazardous material with him. The man did not see the signs telling him he was required to go around Columbus. Certain hazardous materials…
  • Aug 27

    Speeding and Drug Charge Dismissed In Juvenile Case

    Speeding and Drug Charge Dismissed In Juvenile Case
    A 17-year-old high school student with no prior history, was pulled over for a speeding violation. She had been driving with a group of her friends when the officers stopped her. Officers found found drugs and a pipe inside her car. The…
  • Aug 26

    Woman With Prior OVI’s Charge Amended

    Woman With Prior OVI’s Charge Amended
    A single mother in her fifties was arrested for an OVI in Circleville. She had been arrested five times for OVI prior to this one, but not convicted. In this case, the woman thought she was being robbed so she quickly drove away from her…
Rank this Week: 1590

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Aug 28

    San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer

    San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA If you have a San Antonio traffic ticket then you need an experienced San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer to save you time and money. What to do if you need a San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer. If…
  • Aug 24

    Back to School Traffic Ticket

    Back to School Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA Watch out for Back to School Traffic Tickets! For many families in San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, Corpus Christi, and across Texas today was the first day of the Fall Semester. But this…
  • Jun 3

    Owner Financed Real Estate

    Owner Financed Real Estate
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA One of the fun parts of being a traffic ticket lawyer in South and Central Texas is the diversity of folks I have the opportunity to meet. Given the Coquat Law Firm resolves over 2,500 traffic citations…
Rank this Week: 2924

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    California Court Holds Proposition 47 Applies to Minor

    California Court Holds Proposition 47 Applies to Minor
    Late last week, California’s 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that Proposition 47 – the voter-approved measure that reclassifies certain petty crimes from felonies to misdemeanors – applies to minors in the same way it…
  • Aug 27

    Recent Arrest of UFC Fighter Highlights Complexity of Domestic Violence Law

    Recent Arrest of UFC Fighter Highlights Complexity of Domestic Violence Law
    The recent arrest of retired UFC fighter Chris Leben in San Diego in connection with an incident between the fighter and his estranged wife serves as a cautionary tale of the seriousness of domestic violence charges in California. Mr. Leben…
  • Aug 14

    Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel and Injures Jogger

    Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel and Injures Jogger
    Early this past Sunday morning, a woman driving along a northern San Diego County road fell asleep at the wheel and hit two people who were jogging on the side of the road.  It is thought that neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in…
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
  • Aug 28

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes has been sentenced to 12 life terms plus 3,378 years in prison. He did not receive the death penalty due to the vote of a single holdout juror. CNN’s stories about the sentencing hearing are…
  • Aug 27

    New Jail Credit Rules Signed Into Law

    New Jail Credit Rules Signed Into Law
    Two revisions to North Carolina’s primary jail credit statute, G.S. 15-196.1, will kick in on December 1, 2015. Both of them benefit defendants. The changes appear in Session Law 2015-229, signed by the governor on Tuesday.…
  • Aug 26

    Class is in Session–But Not Driver’s Ed

    Class is in Session–But Not Driver’s Ed
    School is back in session across North Carolina, but many high school students and their parents may be disappointed that driver’s education is not. Driver’s education has long been a staple of the high school experience in this…
Rank this Week: 3369

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment
    This post examines an opinion from a U.S. Magistrate Judgewho sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:  Luna v. Shac, LLC, 2015 WL 4941781 (2015).  He begins by explaining what the litigation involves…
  • Aug 26

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – El Paso: Long v. State, 2015 WL 3984950 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the issue in this case of first impression is whether the…
  • Aug 24

    The Lawyer, Avvo and the Anonymous Review

    The Lawyer, Avvo and the Anonymous Review
    As the title indicates, this post is about Deborah Thomson, “a Florida attorney” who “brought a defamation suit against Doe, an anonymous poster who wrote a negative review of Thomson on Avvo.com.”  Thomson v.…
Rank this Week: 1817

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Detroit Police Officer Charged in Drive-by Shooting at Assisted Living Facility

    Detroit Police Officer Charged in Drive-by Shooting at Assisted Living Facility
    On Tuesday, August 25, a Detroit Police Officer who had been suspended after being accused of a drive-by shooting at a Ray Township assisted-living home was sentenced to prison. Clifford E. Gullion now faces a minimum of three years in…
  • Aug 26

    Lakeside Home Searched, Two Women Arrested on Drug Charge

    Lakeside Home Searched, Two Women Arrested on Drug Charge
    On Tuesday, August 25, two Lakeside, CA women were arrested after authorities found marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and ammunition inside a home located on Wintercrest Drive, according to a CBS news report. The drugs were…
  • Aug 25

    Catholic Cardinal Charged with DUI While Visiting Big Island of Hawaii

    Catholic Cardinal Charged with DUI While Visiting Big Island of Hawaii
    On Thursday, August 20, 79-year-old Cardinal William Joseph Levada of Menlo Park was charged with driving under the influence while vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii with priest friends, according to a recent article at the Hawaii…
Rank this Week: 3162

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

    Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation
    Given the aging population and the struggles people face in today’s economy, more and more extended families are living together and caring for aging relatives. If you live with an aging parent or another loved one who is suffering from…
  • Aug 26

    Are You Facing Registration as a Sex Offender?

    Are You Facing Registration as a Sex Offender?
    There are many crimes in Illinois for which if you are convicted (or found not guilty due to insanity), you are required to be a registered sex offender for a minimum period of ten years.  This is a serious punishment, and if you are…
  • Aug 14

    Have You Been Wrongly Identified in a Lineup?

    Have You Been Wrongly Identified in a Lineup?
    Eyewitness identification is incredibly unreliable, yet can be a determining factor in a jury finding someone guilty at trial. In a study of 525 wrongful convictions, the Innocence Project found that 73% of those wrongfully convicted (235),…
Rank this Week: 1765