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Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 352

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Helluva Town

    A Helluva Town
    Maybe it's different in New York.  I don't know.  I haven't lived in The City (that's Manhattan to you folks not from there, but then I never lived in any other part of New York City -or New York State, for that matter) since -…
  • May 31

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window
    They used to call them penitentiaries because they were to be places where folks did penance.  The judicial system's version of purgatory.  Do time.Study on the error of your ways.Come out rehabilitated.Fuck that shit.  We call…
  • May 27

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Jun 21

    Kissimmee Man Charged With 3 Counts of Sexual Battery

    Kissimmee Man Charged With 3 Counts of Sexual Battery
    A Kissimmee man accused of sexually battering a child has been arrested, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The man was arrested June 15 and charged with three counts of capital sexual battery. Deputies began their…
  • Jun 17

    UF Professor Arrested on Stalking Charge

    UF Professor Arrested on Stalking Charge
    A University of Florida professor has been arrested on a cyberstalking charge, according to a police report. The 45-year-old  professor in the College of Pharmacy is accused of stalking a woman who used to work for him, according to the…
  • Jun 10

    Violent Crime Up In Flagler County

    Violent Crime Up In Flagler County
    The good news is that overall crime is down in Flagler County, but the bad news is that violent crime is up in many categories. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Uniform Crime Report, the rates of rape, aggravated…
Rank this Week: 395

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 387

New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers news and developments in NY Federal Criminal Law. By Joseph Potashnik.

http://nycfederaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 406

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: 425

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jun 27

    Will a “No Trespassing” Sign Protect a Roommate from a Search Warrant?

    Will a “No Trespassing” Sign Protect a Roommate from a Search Warrant?
    When someone living in a shared home is served with a search warrant for their residence, another roommate may have their private room explored as well, even if a “No Trespassing” sign is posted. State v. Boyles When law…
  • Jun 22

    Lesser Included Offense – Plea Bargain Option or Backup Charge to Ensure a Conviction

    Lesser Included Offense – Plea Bargain Option or Backup Charge to Ensure a Conviction
    When someone is charged with a crime such as a felony, that charge is often accompanied by a lesser included offense of that greater crime. Lesser included offense A lesser included offense is a crime wherein the elements, or specific aspects…
  • Jun 16

    Popular Online Dating App Bans Use by Teenager

    Popular Online Dating App Bans Use by Teenager
    A popular online dating app has recently changed its policy and is banning all teenagers access to their services. The danger of online dating for teens For the last three years Tinder has let adults and teenagers alike create and utilize…
Rank this Week: 450

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    First Time For Everything

    First Time For Everything
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision this morning unlike any we have previously seen from them.  The court found that a DWI driver's "consent" to a blood draw was not voluntary, and thus, the test result had to be suppressed…
  • Jun 24

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New
    Ramsay Law Firm's Charles Ramsay recently appeared on KARE 11 news to discuss the impact of the recently issued Bernard decision, handed down by the United States Supreme Court on Thursday.  While breath testing is no longer considered…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Issues Bernard Decision

    SCOTUS Issues Bernard Decision
    Today we all received the long-awaited decision from the United States Supreme Court in Bernard v. Minnesota (technically it was three consolidated cases, but here we'll just refer to the whole decision as "Bernard.") First things first -- if…
Rank this Week: 441

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 27

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?
    The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the convictions from former Governor Robert McDonnell's case this morning in a unanimous decision, finding that "hosting an event, meeting with other officials, or speaking with interested parties…
  • Jun 27

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi
    It was the last decision issued by the US Supreme Court this term, and an important one for many. The Supreme Court vacated and remanded former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's conviction (see here). It was a unanimous decision - a...
  • Jun 27

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction - Vacated and Remanded

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction - Vacated and Remanded
    See here. Commentary to follow. (esp)
Rank this Week: 436

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Dayton Ranked Number 2 in Ohio for Auto Theft

    Dayton Ranked Number 2 in Ohio for Auto Theft
    According to a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Dayton ranks second in Ohio for auto thefts. In 2015, 1,748 cars were stolen in Dayton, a rate of just over 218 cars per 100,000 people. Cleveland led the state…
  • Jun 24

    Columbus OVI Reduced To Reckless Driving Offense

    Columbus OVI Reduced To Reckless Driving Offense
    Being pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience for anyone, but when you add the suspicion that you were driving under the influence, a typical traffic stop quickly turns into something very grim. With that in mind, a lot was on…
  • Jun 21

    Sexual Orientation Not Included in Ohio’s Hate Crime Law

    Sexual Orientation Not Included in Ohio’s Hate Crime Law
    The FBI broadly defines hate crimes as a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias or intolerance on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender,…
Rank this Week: 449

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 447

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 454

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Singapore’s heartless death penalty for drug trafficker

    Singapore’s heartless death penalty for drug trafficker
    Source: Online Citizen (11 June 2016)http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2016/06/singapores-heartless-death-penalty-drug-traffickers/By Arjun MalikOn the first of June, I watched the conclusion of a capital punishment heroin trafficking case in…
  • Jun 24

    ADPAN urges Indonesia to Abolish Death Penalty and Castration for Sex Offender

    ADPAN urges Indonesia to Abolish Death Penalty and Castration for Sex Offender
    Source: Anti Death Penalty Asia Network (16 June 2016)https://adpan.org/2016/06/16/adpan-urges-indonesia-to-abolish-death-penalty-and-castration-for-sex-offenders/ADPAN(Anti Death Penalty Asia Network) is perturbed by Indonesia’s recent…
  • Jun 10

    ASEAN setback: Forward march on death penalty

    ASEAN setback: Forward march on death penalty
    Source: The Jakarta Post (10 June 2016)http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2016/06/01/asean-setback-forward-march-on-death-penalty.htmlLast Wednesday President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a controversial regulation in lieu…
Rank this Week: 448

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Newborn in Saraland Tests Positive for Cocaine – Mother Arrested

    Newborn in Saraland Tests Positive for Cocaine – Mother Arrested
    Whenever a baby is born in the state of Alabama, hospital staff working in the newborn nursery will perform a variety of tests that involve several blood draws. Many of these tests are for standard medical reasons, but the hospital staff will…
  • Sep 13

    Birmingham Teenager Arrested on Three Separate Robberie

    Birmingham Teenager Arrested on Three Separate Robberie
    Police in Birmingham released a statement saying they have just arrested a teenager who they allege is responsible for committing at least three robberies this summer, according to a news article from AL.com. The 16-year-old defendant was…
  • Sep 9

    Former Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Student in Alabama

    Former Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Student in Alabama
    According to a recent news article from WSFA, a teacher in Alabama was just arrested on two counts of a school employee engaging in sex act with a student under the age of 19. Authorities in Mobile say they received a tip through a link on…
Rank this Week: 485

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Features commentary, news, and tips about criminal law in Mississippi. By Clarence Guthrie.

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?
    Believe it or not, until very recently we did not have a very good definition of what constitutes a “violent crime” under Mississippi law.  Up until July 1, 2014, when House… read more →
  • Jul 1

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today
    Many of Mississippi’s criminal laws were changed extensively by laws that went into effect today, July 1, 2014.  These changes were the result of a year-long Corrections and Criminal Justice… read more →
  • Jun 26

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
Rank this Week: 467

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 488

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 469

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 541

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Court Rules California Concealed Weapons Laws Include Backpack

    Court Rules California Concealed Weapons Laws Include Backpack
    It is against the law to carry a loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle while in public under California Penal Code Section 25850.1 But what exactly does “on your person” mean? The definition of “on your…
  • Jun 10

    Do Minors Have a Right to an Attorney in School Discipline Cases?

    Do Minors Have a Right to an Attorney in School Discipline Cases?
    Every weekday, you send your children off to school, trusting that they will behave themselves, and if they misbehave, the school’s administration will notify you immediately. What you may not know is that in many cases when a minor is…
  • Jun 8

    California Bill Could Remove Mandatory Sentencing for Prostitution

    California Bill Could Remove Mandatory Sentencing for Prostitution
    In California, prostitution is an act that many politicians and lawmakers are trying to better understand. As it stands, someone convicted of exchanging sex for money for a second time is punished with mandatory jail time. No matter the…
Rank this Week: 545

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jun 17

    Arming the Government

    Arming the Government
    The Wall Street Journal ran an article today (http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-does-the-irs-need-guns-1466117176) that the number of “non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now…
  • Jun 10

    The Origins of an Environmental Crimes Case

    The Origins of an Environmental Crimes Case
    It has often been said that the only difference between an environmental criminal investigation and civil enforcement is who discovers the violation first. And how does a violation get uncovered, as there are numerous instances of a company…
  • Jun 3

    USEPA Enforcement Observations - It is Not Pretty

    USEPA Enforcement Observations - It is Not Pretty
    There is no other way to look at it – criminal enforcement by the USEPA is down and is down significantly from past years. Why is that? Has the public all of a sudden decided to get religion and comply...
Rank this Week: 517

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/
  • Jun 16

    Woman in St. Johns County faces several felonies following police chase

    Woman in St. Johns County faces several felonies following police chase
    A woman from St. Augustine is facing eleven criminal charges after allegedly fleeing from police.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, police received several 911 calls reporting a car driving erratic and aggressively.…
  • Jun 6

    Jacksonville teenagers’ sex charges reduced to misdemeanor

    Jacksonville teenagers’ sex charges reduced to misdemeanor
    Three local young men are not going to be considered sex offenders or even felons after the State Attorney’s Office reduced their Duval County sex charges to misdemeanors.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, the…
  • May 25

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby
    Based on allegations in Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby will face trial for sexual assault.  According to an article in the Washington Post, the criminal judge in Cosby’s case issued a ruling that the prosecutors in his case had enough…
Rank this Week: 546

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jun 14

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG
    The courts in Nashville,Tennessee will require random drug testing if you are charged with a multiple DUI charge. It is a condition of your bail bond. Positive drug test could mean that your bail would be revoked pending the outcome of your…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
Rank this Week: 518

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Jan 9

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car
    Shannon Crane won in State v. Reed, No. 113,576 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015), affirming Judge Rose's suppression order in a Reno County drug prosecution. Judge Rose found the following facts:Defendant was handcuffed and at the rear of his…
  • Jan 9

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Hover, No. 113,214 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015)(unpublished), obtaining a new trial in a Reno County aggravated battery prosecution.  Ms. Hover argued that the district court's improperly giving an…
Rank this Week: 493

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: 532

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Jun 27

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera
    Assuming all goes as planned, St. Paul police officers will be outfitted with body cameras by the end of the fall. It seemed like the most difficult hurdle was cleared last month when laws were passed regarding the use of body cameras and…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law
    The United States Supreme Court upheld Minnesota’s Implied Consent law, which states that it’s a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless breath test if a cop believes a person is driving under the influence of alcohol.…
  • Jun 22

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime
    Every country has crime, but some countries experience more than others. If you’re trying to find an exotic destination to travel to, you might want to take extra precautions if you’re thinking about heading to any of these areas.…
Rank this Week: 562

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 569

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Common Misunderstood Legal Term

    Common Misunderstood Legal Term
    Most people believe that attorneys use “complicated” language, or what some refer to as legalese.  While the legal terms used in the everyday life of a lawyer are well understood (for the most part) by other attorneys, those…
  • Jun 25

    Michigan Bar Association

    Michigan Bar Association
    In the state of Michigan there are countless local bar associations, including the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Oakland and Ingham County Bar Associations, and even “special purpose” bars…
  • Jun 22

    Crime – On the Rise in the Heat of Summer, Tips to Stay Safe

    Crime – On the Rise in the Heat of Summer, Tips to Stay Safe
    Summer is officially underway, and in Laurel, MS authorities have already warned residents of the increase in crime rates over summer months.  Local police say crime begins to rise along with the temperatures, and that it happens every…
Rank this Week: 583

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 24

    How to get your DWI video in Texas, even if your case hasn’t been filed.

    How to get your DWI video in Texas, even if your case hasn’t been filed.
    One of the problems with DWI cases is that it can take months, years sometimes, before a DWI video appears from the DA’s office. For example, we have a case set for trial in Dallas and the video didn’t show up for nearly two…
  • Jun 6

    Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than White

    Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than White
    Source: Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than Whites You can tell who the politically powerless are by who gets arrested for petty bullshit, like simple pot possession. Actually, I shouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 624

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 17

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    This case raises two questions concerning application of the recently enacted Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), set forth at article 5-A of the Domestic Relations Law: (1) whether (as the father urges) title 3 of…
Rank this Week: 593

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

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

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 591

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 639

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

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

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 555

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge
    Often when a law enforcement officer is working long hours, it’s a sign of diligence. However, for the colleagues of Broward County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kreg Costa, suspicions were heightened because the road duty supervisor was…
  • Jun 23

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped
    There was little doubt that the probation officer had sex with his charge. The video evidence provided by the alleged victim was pretty straightforward proof of that.  But was it rape? Zachary Thomas Bailey, 52, was arrested on two…
  • Jun 18

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of an administrative law judge in the case of John Goodman, the polo magnate convicted of DUI manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson in 2010. …
Rank this Week: 663

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable
    DNA evidence has proven to be a godsend for police investigators and a nightmare for criminals, whose skin, hair, blood, and other bodily fluids can provide damning proof of their involvement in criminal cases, usually involving sexual…
  • Jun 25

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License
    Albert Einstein’s quotes are legion, but one of his most pithy is: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Along the same line, Judge Judy once remarked…
  • Jun 10

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce
    In 2007 Newsweek magazine reported that Rabbi Marc Schneier was one of the top 50 Jews in America, renowned for founding the Hampton Synagogue in tony West Hampton Beach and the New York Synagogue in Manhattan. A media darling and interfaith…
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Jun 26

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – No Halfway to Winning

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – No Halfway to Winning
    In my role as a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, I have a staff that knows more about driver’s license appeals than most lawyers ever will.  I’m not kidding about this, either.  My senior assistant and…
  • Jun 24

    What to do (not do) After a Michigan DUI Arrest

    What to do (not do) After a Michigan DUI Arrest
    Soon after a DUI arrest, upon a person’s release, a lot of things happen.  As a Michigan DUI lawyer, I am familiar with the emotional and the “what’s next?” stress that follows someone’s release from…
  • Jun 20

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Avoid the Four Corners of Failure

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Avoid the Four Corners of Failure
    There are lots of reasons why a person can lose a Michigan driver’s license restoration or clearance case, but there are 4 very common reasons that I’d like to explore in this article.  These things most often happen when…
Rank this Week: 725

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)
    We have a couple of stories here which relate to each other in terms of a very serious lesson for the readers of this blog. They will take us into next week. First, let’s look at proposed changes in the laws surrounding assault and…
  • Jun 24

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)
    We have a couple of stories here which relate to each other in terms of a very serious lesson for the readers of this blog. They will take us into next week. First, let’s look at proposed changes in the laws surrounding assault and…
  • Jun 22

    TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN EXPERIENCING ROAD RAGE

    TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN EXPERIENCING ROAD RAGE
    Alexander Nguyen (hereinafter, the Defendant) has been arrested. Monday was his entry date to the criminal justice system. The Defendant faces charges charges of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, threats to kill, disorderly…
Rank this Week: 704

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jun 20

    Differences Between CSC (Criminal Sexual Conduct)

    Differences Between CSC (Criminal Sexual Conduct)
    Being charged with sexual assault at any level can be life changing.  In Michigan, sexual assault or rape is charged as criminal sexual conduct, or CSC of varying degrees.  An individual may be charged with first-, second-, third-,…
  • Jun 11

    CSC Case Increase in Coldwater, MI

    CSC Case Increase in Coldwater, MI
    According to Branch County Circuit Court Judge Boll O’Grady who made his 2015 annual report before the Branch County Commission recently regarding criminal cases in Coldwater, MI, cases involving criminal sexual conduct have increased…
  • Jun 7

    In re IVAN N. Juvenile Court Law

    In re IVAN N. Juvenile Court Law
    Ivan N. was 17 years old when he admitted that he had touched his 7-year-old adoptive sister (referred to  as the “victim”) by using his penis and hands to touch her genital area numerous times over the period of…
Rank this Week: 691

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 17

    PREGNANT WOMAN DRIVING WITH A .32% BAC MAY BE CHARGED WITH MURDER

    PREGNANT WOMAN DRIVING WITH A .32% BAC MAY BE CHARGED WITH MURDER
    Last month 23-year-old Clovis, California resident, Candice Ooley, eight months pregnant and driving with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit (0.32%), caused an accident that ended in the death of a passenger in the vehicle she…
  • Jun 13

    CAN I GET A DUI IF I AM DRIVING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY?

    CAN I GET A DUI IF I AM DRIVING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY?
    Here’s a DUI arrest scenario I occasionally encounter in my practice: A client is arrested for driving under the influence in a private parking lot, for example, or on a street in a gated community, or even in the client’s own…
  • Jun 10

    CHALLENGING THE DMV’S DECISION TO SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE: THE WRIT OF MANDATE

    CHALLENGING THE DMV’S DECISION TO SUSPEND YOUR LICENSE: THE WRIT OF MANDATE
    It is simply a fact that many, if not most, drivers lose at their Administrative Per Se (APS) Hearing. The APS hearing is an administrative hearing and unlike criminal hearings, the driver is not afforded the same due process rights a…
Rank this Week: 678

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS
    Students Arrested Were 17, 18 and 19 Years of Age, Dodged a Sex Crime According to a report, three male students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville were arrested in April for having sex with a female student on school grounds. …
  • Mar 10

    SHACKING UP IN FLORIDA STILL A MISDEMEANOR, FOR NOW

    SHACKING UP IN FLORIDA STILL A MISDEMEANOR, FOR NOW
    Florida Legislators  Vote 122-5 To Repeal Law Passed In  1868 Florida lawmakers have apparently taken a small step to enter the modern day world by sending a bill to Governor Rick Scott.  The bill would eliminate Florida…
  • Mar 8

    TWO FLORIDA POLICE CHIEFS COMMIT FELONIES, LOSE CAREERS AND FREEDOM

    TWO FLORIDA POLICE CHIEFS COMMIT FELONIES, LOSE CAREERS AND FREEDOM
    Longwood Police Chief Gets Four Years Federal Time For Accepting Bribes Former Longwood, Florida police chief, Tom Jackson, will be heading off to do his federal sentence after a jury convicted him of three counts of accepting bribes and one…
Rank this Week: 747

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees; It Pays to Fight Every Traffic Ticket!

    Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees; It Pays to Fight Every Traffic Ticket!
    Since 2003, the State of Michigan collects Driver Responsibility Fees against driver’s when excessive points are abstracted on a person’s driving record (Category 1 Offenses). Fees are also collected for specific offenses,…
  • Jul 3

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN
    In Michigan, the offense of embezzlement is a crime of opportunity which is committed by someone who is in a position of trust (such as a cashier or teller) or in a special position to care for the property of another (accountant). The…
  • Mar 24

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime
    A recent article in the Detroit Free Press says what I have been wanting to say about forfeitures, “Justifiable Seizures Or Legal Shakedowns by the Police?” The article makes several observations: -Michigan gets a D- as being one…
Rank this Week: 684

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 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…
Rank this Week: 731

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 705

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 692

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 680