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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: 403

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge
    Former Gonzaga high school standout and current freshman quarterback at the University of Virginia Nick Johns is facing driving while intoxicated charges after being pulled over in Charlottesville with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the…
  • Aug 4

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update
    The jury trial of Bernard Pierce, former Ravens’ running back and current Jacksonville Jaguar player, is set on October 27th for his DUI case that took place in Maryland. After requesting a jury trial, Pierce’s case was…
  • Aug 3

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland
    Over the weekend, a Maryland driver was arrested by Cambridge police officers after they allegedly found him drunk and asleep behind the wheel. At 10:00 pm on Friday, officers responded to a report stating that there was a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 372

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: 419

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: 430

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/
  • Aug 23

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence
    In June 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge George Levi Russell III, presiding) granted Reddy Annappareddy a new trial on the grounds that the prosecutors presented false evidence to the jury at his first…
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
Rank this Week: 491

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Aug 17

    Private Prison Company CCA Detention Facility Secretly Recording Lawyer – Client Meeting

    Private Prison Company CCA Detention Facility Secretly Recording Lawyer – Client Meeting
    How Safe are Criminal Lawyer Conversations with Clients? The Rising Danger to Attorney-Client Privileged Communications There is no justice to be had if there isn’t confidence in our ability to have safe and secure conversations…
  • Aug 17

    CCA Facility Secretly Recording Lawyer – Client Meeting

    CCA Facility Secretly Recording Lawyer – Client Meeting
    How Safe are Criminal Lawyer Conversations with Clients? The Rising Danger to Attorney-Client Privileged Communications There is no justice to be had if there isn’t confidence in our ability to have safe and secure conversations…
  • Aug 10

    Methamphetamine in Dallas and North Texas: Expect More Felony Meth Arrest

    Methamphetamine in Dallas and North Texas: Expect More Felony Meth Arrest
    First things first, exactly what IS methamphetamine (“meth”)? And, why are there more and more news stories of law enforcement here in Texas arresting people for felony distribution as they seize literally millions of dollars of…
Rank this Week: 499

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    UN asks Maldives to retain death penalty moratorium

    UN asks Maldives to retain death penalty moratorium
    Source: Time of India (10 August 2016)http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/UN-asks-Maldives-to-retain-death-penalty-moratorium/articleshow/53630372.cmsUNITED NATIONS: Voicing concern over recent developments pertaining to…
  • Aug 8

    Why executions in Indonesia must stop

    Why executions in Indonesia must stop
    Source: The Conversation (3 August 2016)http://theconversation.com/why-executions-in-indonesia-must-stop-63266Indonesia executed four prisoners on death row for drug offences early on Friday. Last week’s killings were the third round of…
  • Aug 8

    Indonesia will not abolish death penalty, says minister

    Indonesia will not abolish death penalty, says minister
    Source: Asia One (4 August 2016)http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/indonesia-will-not-abolish-death-penalty-says-ministerJAKARTA - Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto has stressed that the government would not…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 456

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 442

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: 448

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/
  • Aug 23

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)
    Well, last week was supposed to house “the day”. Police Body Cam Day. Certain Boston Police Officers were to be dragged, apparently screaming and kicking, into the controversial body-cam pilot program. As you may recall, this was…
  • Aug 16

    SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU (Part One)

    SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU (Part One)
    Do you think that, if you are neither black nor a police officer, that the dangerously intensifying tensions and battles between police officers and people of color do not effect you? I mean, not all the folks who seem be shooting at or…
  • Aug 11

    UBER DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE IS THE LATEST HIGH-PROFILE MASSACHUSETTS MATTER DISCUSSED (Part Three)

    UBER DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE IS THE LATEST HIGH-PROFILE MASSACHUSETTS MATTER DISCUSSED (Part Three)
    We have been discussing certain criminal justice truths as they apply to two high-profile matters. In one case, a dentist was charged with sexual assault. In the other, a dentist was charged with a drug-related fraud. In both cases, the…
Rank this Week: 590

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 23

    5 Notre Dame Football Players Arrested

    5 Notre Dame Football Players Arrested
    Five Notre Dame football players were arrested Friday night after police stopped them for speeding and reported finding a handgun and marijuana in the car. A senior safety, a redshirt freshman cornerback, a freshman wide receiver, a sophomore…
  • Aug 22

    Texas Judge Resigns After Alleged Text Scandal With Prosecutor

    Texas Judge Resigns After Alleged Text Scandal With Prosecutor
    Texas district Judge Elizabeth E. Coker is stepping down from the bench after she was apparently caught texting prosecutors on how to win cases. A whistleblower revealed that Corker was sending text messages to prosecutors with suggestions on…
  • Aug 19

    Clermont Man Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Girl Online

    Clermont Man Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Girl Online
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested a 24-year-old man Wednesday for attempting to solicit a 10-year-old girl on the internet. Authorities say the girl’s mother told the Orange County Sheriff’s Office that her…
Rank this Week: 586

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia:  State v. Hill, 2016 WL 3751806 (2016). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case involves allegations that James Brandon Hill…
  • Aug 19

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  State v. Deitering, 2016 WL 4262976 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDouglas Deitering faced a second-degree burglary charge for…
  • Aug 17

    The Subpoena, the Former Governor and the Email

    The Subpoena, the Former Governor and the Email
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit:  In re Grand Jury Subpoena, JK-15-029, 2016 WL 3745541 (9th Circuit 2016). The opinion begins by explaining that thiscase arises in the midst of an…
Rank this Week: 525

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/
  • Aug 19

    Could Ryan Lochte Face Criminal Charges for Lying to the Police? (PC 148.5)

    Could Ryan Lochte Face Criminal Charges for Lying to the Police? (PC 148.5)
    You get into an argument with your roommate, and he decides to move out. After he leaves, you are still angry, so you call the police and make up a story about your roommate stealing your furniture. Can you go to jail for lying to the police?…
  • Aug 17

    What Conditions Can a Judge Place Upon You if You are Convicted of a Crime?

    What Conditions Can a Judge Place Upon You if You are Convicted of a Crime?
    Persons convicted of sex crimes against children are often required to stay away from parks and playgrounds as part of their sentence. Someone in California who is convicted of drunk driving could be ordered to stay away from liquor stores.…
  • Aug 12

    Orange County Cracking Down on Video Game Gambling

    Orange County Cracking Down on Video Game Gambling
    Video games, increasingly looked at as a way to have fun by people of all ages, is quickly becoming a cause of concern in Orange County. Some residents of Orange County are using video games to transform their private homes into illegal…
Rank this Week: 545

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Judge Sentences DUI Doctor to Jail

    Judge Sentences DUI Doctor to Jail
    Although judges may try to be impartial when hearing cases of DUI in Los Angeles or any other locale, in reality, the occupation of the defendant can impact the way that the justice system treats them. But sometimes the accused driver presses…
  • Aug 10

    Sister Passes the Buck on DUI Charge

    Sister Passes the Buck on DUI Charge
    Drivers pulled over for a Los Angeles DUI try many different ways to avoid getting a DUI charge on their records. Some plead with the arresting officers asking for a break; others may hire experienced attorneys who will look for flaws in the…
  • Aug 8

    DUI Drivers Get in Trouble for Making Donut

    DUI Drivers Get in Trouble for Making Donut
    DUI drivers usually lack the necessary control to demonstrate the finer points of the vehicles they’re driving. But that doesn’t stop them from trying, as police officers who have arrested drivers for DUI in Los Angeles can…
Rank this Week: 567

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 15

    Rules for Watching TV in the Car

    Rules for Watching TV in the Car
    Watching TV in the car is easier than ever with the use of portable devices or built-in DVD players, yet there are rules regarding who is allowed to be entertained by a movie while driving. Progression of watching TV in the car Before DVD…
  • Aug 10

    Utah Bicycle Law

    Utah Bicycle Law
    Some rules regarding Utah bicycle laws may be no-brainers while other rules or the lack of may surprise the average rider. Common sense laws There are some Utah bicycle laws that would be easy to avoid breaking as long as a person has just a…
  • Aug 1

    Felony Discharge of a Firearm – One Charge per Bullet

    Felony Discharge of a Firearm – One Charge per Bullet
    Two Utah residents are facing 17 counts of felony discharge of a firearm – one charge per bullet, for what authorities are calling a random shooting spree. Early morning shooting spree 20 year old Murray resident Joseph Villangrana and…
Rank this Week: 540

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 11

    2016.030: Voir Dire and Cross Examination in Dalla

    2016.030: Voir Dire and Cross Examination in Dalla
    TCDLA has given me the go-ahead to tell you that if you sign up for the voir dire seminar (which I am directing) or the cross examination seminar (which I am not) in Dallas September 8–9 at the Sheraton Dallas … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    2016.029: Thank You

    2016.029: Thank You
    You may have noticed that I’ve added a widget to the right-hand column of “Cool Things I Really Like.” It’s stuff that I buy for myself, and can get more of if you use the links (or, with UberEats, the ……
  • Aug 2

    2016.028: Capital Murder and the Law of Parties in Texa

    2016.028: Capital Murder and the Law of Parties in Texa
    I wrote yesterday about Texas’s Law of Parties, and how it is different from Texas’s Felony-Murder Rule. An observant reader emailed to ask: What about Enmund  v Florida? An excellent question. In Enmund the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 514

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure
    “License and registration, please.”  If you have ever been pulled over by police, you have probably heard this phrase.  In recent years, Americans have grown more and more suspicious of police officers. With all that we…
  • Jul 11

    Florida Reckless Driving

    Florida Reckless Driving
    In most situations, bad driving gets you a traffic ticket. However, for some driving offenses, traffic tickets are not enough as far as the law is concerned. You can be arrested for being a bad driver. Recently, a woman was arrested in…
  • May 19

    Criminal Record Seal

    Criminal Record Seal
    Being arrested can be a scary and very embarrassing ordeal.  After an arrest, a person’s criminal record is public information and can be viewed on request by pretty much anyone.  That means that a nosy neighbor, friends and…
Rank this Week: 568

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    One Year Ago, Cecil the Lion Died

    One Year Ago, Cecil the Lion Died
    Source: Wikipedia The Daily Mail reports that Walter Palmer, the Minnesota millionaire dentist, is thriving and Cecil the Lion….is still dead.  But the first anniversary year of the killing has revived the protest by those who are…
  • Jul 27

    One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme in South Florida

    One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme in South Florida
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 22, 2016 the unsealing of what will be an epic Medicare fraud sweep involving members of the South Florida community, both in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  This is the largest Medicare…
  • Jul 21

    Human Trafficking and U.S. Federal Task Force

    Human Trafficking and U.S. Federal Task Force
    Source: Law.com Slavery and trafficking are synonymous.  Human trafficking includes Philippine young women who are transported to Saudi Arabia and confined as domestic servants, as well as commercial sex operations.  Human…
Rank this Week: 548

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

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

    WOMAN SCORNED SOLICITS “RAPE FANTASIES” TO EX-BOYFRIENDS PREGNANT WIFE ON CRAIGSLIST

    WOMAN SCORNED SOLICITS “RAPE FANTASIES” TO EX-BOYFRIENDS PREGNANT WIFE ON CRAIGSLIST
    Michelle Suzanne Hadley a 29 year old woman from Ontario California is charged with stalking among other crimes after she pretended to be her ex-boyfriends pregnant wife on craigslist, and responded to ads soliciting rape fantasies. Hadley…
  • Jul 20

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest
    The California Attorney General’s Office announced the indictment of six people involving the operation of a mortgage fraud scheme in Southern California. The individuals were charged with a total of 135 felony charges including…
  • Jun 30

    Penal Code Section 550

    Penal Code Section 550
    Recently, we wrote a blog about the biggest national health care fraud sweep, which resulted in 301 people charged and over $900 million dollars in fraudulent billings. The Medicare fraud strike force was responsible for uncovering this fraud…
Rank this Week: 580

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Customer Service Self Help

    Customer Service Self Help
    I had the displeasure yesterday of spending quite some time in a court with about the most hostile staff around. As soon as I made it past the security guard, who was pretty friendly, I got nothing but scowls from the various clerks, who…
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
  • Feb 10

    More Mimesis Post

    More Mimesis Post
    I’m still writing at Mimesis Law. Here are my latest posts: People sure hate sex offenders. Prosecutors really care about prejudicial video when it’s prejudicial to their case. Bad cop actually punished. Bill Cosby would like for…
Rank this Week: 565

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: 611

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

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

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

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

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

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

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 536

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: 541

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/
  • Aug 21

    Authorities Arrest 6 in South Florida Drug Trafficking Ring

    Authorities Arrest 6 in South Florida Drug Trafficking Ring
    Two stolen prescription pads. That’s all authorities say was needed to forge 140 prescriptions for approximately 17,250 doses of powerful prescription drugs, which were then resold on the streets of South Florida, likely for tens if not…
  • Aug 18

    9th Circuit: Feds Can’t Pay to Prosecute State-Sanctioned Marijuana

    9th Circuit: Feds Can’t Pay to Prosecute State-Sanctioned Marijuana
    U.S. prosecutors were dealt a significant blow recently with a decision by justices with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in their decision regarding 10 consolidated appeals of persons facing federal marijuana charges. What…
  • Aug 14

    Domestic Discord, Violence Was Cause of Fatal Shooting in South Florida, Police Say

    Domestic Discord, Violence Was Cause of Fatal Shooting in South Florida, Police Say
    A 20-year-old woman reportedly engaged to a 62-year-old man was shot dead, as was a 50-year-old male friend, allegedly by her fiance who police say was jealous.  Authorities told the Sun Sentinel that George McCray, who has a long list…
Rank this Week: 690

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Court Decides Indictment Error SOR, Evaluates Speedy Trial Claim

    Court Decides Indictment Error SOR, Evaluates Speedy Trial Claim
    United States v. Terrell Stevenson, No. 15-1942, concerns a “hip-hop heroin hub” called Hood Promo.  Following a federal investigation, 8 people were indicted on drug and weapons charges.  All of them pled guilty, except…
  • Aug 15

    Circuit Addresses Definition of "Investment Advisor" for First Time

    Circuit Addresses Definition of "Investment Advisor" for First Time
    In United States v. Miller, No. 15-2577, the Court affirmed Miller’s securities fraud and tax evasion sentence for selling fake promissory notes to investors and squandering their money ($41 million worth).  In its first opinion…
  • Aug 11

    Term of Imprisonment is Synonymous with Sentence of Imprisonment under U.S.S.G. §4A1.2

    Term of Imprisonment is Synonymous with Sentence of Imprisonment under U.S.S.G. §4A1.2
    Commonwealth v Hector Rengifo, N. 15-1779, August 5, 2016               This case answers the burning question, “When does a Pennsylvania time served to twelve month sentence equal of sentence of…
Rank this Week: 635

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Civil Forfeiture Law In South Carolina Draws Attention

    Civil Forfeiture Law In South Carolina Draws Attention
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?” A man from North Carolina had a firsthand experience with neighboring South Carolina’s sweeping civil…
  • Aug 11

    Georgia Court Says Recording “Upskirt” Videos Not A Crime

    Georgia Court Says Recording “Upskirt” Videos Not A Crime
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “I was found not guilty of a charge, buy my record still shows the charge. What is going on?” Most people would instinctively assume that secretly recording a woman…
  • Aug 9

    Man Recycles Plot from Seinfeld for $1000 in Bottle Refunds, Gets Hit With Felony

    Man Recycles Plot from Seinfeld for $1000 in Bottle Refunds, Gets Hit With Felony
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?” After a plot straight from the popular sitcom Seinfeld went awry, a Michigan man is facing five (5) years in…
Rank this Week: 677

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    IS CALIFORNIA THE STRICTEST STATE WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    IS CALIFORNIA THE STRICTEST STATE WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
    CALIFORNIA NOT THE STRICTEST STATE ON DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE WalletHub recently tallied up the states from the strictest to the most lenient on DUIs. You may be surprised to learn that according to WalletHub’s methodology,…
  • Jul 29

    DUI Manslaughter Laws In California

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

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
    It’s summer travel season and maybe you are planning a trip to another country. Don’t let your R&R be ruined by a driving under the influence arrest. You may not be aware of this but most countries have harsher DUI laws than…
Rank this Week: 649

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    National Night Out

    National Night Out
    by Moises Reyes, Coordinator of Community Service & InitiativesOn Tuesday August 2, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions' Community Service Crew went to Longwood Avenue and Southern Blvd to support the NYPD's 41st Precinct with National…
  • Jul 19

    BCS to the Rescue

    BCS to the Rescue
    by Anthony Gonzalez, BCS Crew SupervisorOn the morning of July 5, 2016, BCS Community Service crew members Corey Hatton, Intern Jamal Carmichael and I, along with three BCS clients, set out to one of our regular work sites.  While riding…
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
Rank this Week: 667

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/
  • Aug 11

    Another traveler sex sting for Duval County

    Another traveler sex sting for Duval County
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with multiple other law enforcement agencies in Florida, has made several arrests connected to an internet/traveler sting.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, four…
  • Jul 28

    University of Florida football player intervenes in alleged sexual battery

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

    Terminated Jacksonville Transportation Authority manager arrested for grand theft

    Terminated Jacksonville Transportation Authority manager arrested for grand theft
    A manager at JTA, or Jacksonville Transportation Authority, is facing a felony charge of grand theft.  According to a report in the Florida Times Union, the man stole over $300,000.00 from the Authority.  Part of the manager’s…
Rank this Week: 672

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 10

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim

    Former BATF agent pays $40,000 for false sick-leave claim
    On August 10, the Department of Justice announced that a former agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve claims that he submitted false claims for sick pay. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Aug 1

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million

    Shipping firms settle whistleblower’s case for nearly $1.1 million
    On August 1, the Department of Justice announced that two shipping firms had agreed to pay nearly $1.1 million to settle civil charges, initially brought by a whistleblower, that the firms charged ocean carriers – and then passed on to…
  • Jun 23

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and…

    On June 22, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced nationwide operations involving charges against a record 301 persons for federal health care program fraud. The takedown, the ninth announced by the Obama…
Rank this Week: 661

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No
    Uber, a rideshare program that has been in operation for over 6 years, gives riders an option to get around town without using the bus, a taxi, a bike or walking. Over the past couple of years, their program has greatly cut fares and in many…
  • May 24

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement
    Once a driving under the influence defendant pleads guilty or is convicted after a jury trial, their criminal record will reflect this indefinitely. Since criminal records are public records, they can be easily searched and found by law…
  • Apr 26

    SCRAM

    SCRAM
    If you are arrested for drunk driving in San Diego, you may be ordered to SCRAM, (which stands for “Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor”). The judge may include this in your sentence after you enter a guilty plea, after a…
Rank this Week: 795

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Dallas Hospitals Billing for DWI Blood Draws?

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

    Dallas Hospitals Billing for DWI Blood Draws?

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

    When is a person under arrest in Texas?

    When is a person under arrest in Texas?
    One of the most common questions I get from potential clients is “the officer didn’t read me my rights, does that matter?” Often it doesn’t, and the reason is the police only have to read Mirandize you when you are…
Rank this Week: 805

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/
  • Jul 14

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2
    If you read what I wrote yesterday (The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depends), and if you didn't, follow that link and go there now, I'll wait, then you've gotten the basic test for when trial counsel fucks up so badly that someone…
  • Jul 13

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend
    The correct answer to every legal question, I regularly say, is "It depends."  I have a lawsuit, don't I?  It depends.The drugs will be suppressed, won't they?  It depends.That means there's reasonable doubt, doesn't it?…
  • Jul 5

    From the Ashes of War

    From the Ashes of War
    In Central Park the other day, Connor Golden stepped on something that blew up.  He was 18.He was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated below the knee.Police are still investigating to determine who put the explosive…
Rank this Week: 710

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 812

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 821

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 8

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor
    Drug offense prosecutions almost always involve a police search which are sacredly protected by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that all persons shall be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no higher law in…
  • Feb 10

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion
    Team members pictured: Sarah Tarockoff, Thomas Jacobs, Christina Iski, Marko Stakich, Tiffane Post, Bridjet Morris, and Barton Morris. Last month we had the privilege to do a little volunteer work in the kitchen of I Am My Brother’s…
  • Dec 31

    How to fight a DUI chemical or breath test refusal and keep your license from being suspended

    How to fight a DUI chemical or breath test refusal and keep your license from being suspended
    HOW TO FIGHT A CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL AND KEEP YOUR LICENSE FROM BEING SUSPENDED The penalty for refusing a breath alcohol test is harsh: a one year license suspension with no guarantee for a restricted. If someone has been arrested for…
Rank this Week: 703

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 780

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Covers criminal defense cases. By Anderson & Wooditch, PC.

http://www.pnalaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Oct 19

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate
    Even if you have been convicted of a crime, it is important you know that all inmates have rights and to know and understand what those rights are. As your Arlington, VA defense lawyer, it is important I arm anyone I defend or may defend as…
  • Oct 10

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing
    Many people have heard of grand jury hearings, but most are not sure what grand jury hearings actually entail. Understanding who is involved and what occurs in a grand jury hearing can help you if you are the subject of one or otherwise…
  • Oct 3

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
    In many cases, rape and sexual assault may refer to the same or similar acts. However, this is not always the case. As a Virginia defense lawyer, it is crucial we help our clients understand what charges they are faced with so we can develop…
Rank this Week: 675

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: 693

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: 750

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: 801

justcrim

justcrim

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

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

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post

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

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

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

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
Rank this Week: 714

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: 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: 641