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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
Rank this Week: 385

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: 347

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/
  • Oct 10

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer
    I’ve been using IPhones as long as there has been IPhones. I recently became upgrade eligible (Christmas for tech geeks) and instead of getting the IPhone 6/6 Plus I decided to switch to Android and purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.…
  • Sep 29

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case
    We convict a lot of innocent people in Texas. For a lucky few defendants, we figure out they are innocent before we take away years/decades of their life or put them to death. Let’s say you are arrested but it turns out that there was…
  • Sep 14

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL
    The Ray Rice elevator video has started a national conversation about domestic violence. I’ve prosecuted and defended a few hundred of these cases and the Ray Rice tape is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Still, I’m not…
Rank this Week: 362

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant
    In State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), the Kansas Supreme Court recently held that when determining criminal history for a defendant in a Kansas state felony case, all prior convictions that predate the Kansas Sentencing…
  • Jun 8

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill
    Melody Evans won recently in United States v. Brooks, No. 13-3166 (10th Cir. June 2, 2014), reversing Mr. Brooks' sentence and enhancement as a "career offender."  The court held that Mr. Brooks' previous Kansas state conviction for…
  • May 17

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie
    Ryan Eddinger and Patrick Dunn won in State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), resulting in a new sentencing hearing in a Shawnee County robbery prosecution.  The court reversed Murdock's sentence and held that Murdock's…
Rank this Week: 375

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: 372

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: 342

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction
    In September, Columbus Jones requested that the Ohio Supreme Court allow him to file an appeal in connection with his 2011 murder conviction for allegedly firing a gun at a fraternity house which resulted in the death of one man and injury of…
  • Oct 22

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug
    On Saturday, October 18, Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the Benton, Missouri residence of a couple for a follow-up investigation on a domestic disturbance, according to a news article at the Southeast Missourian.…
  • Oct 22

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim
    Recently, a 10-year-old boy lost his life in a crash in which the driver of one of the vehicles involved was believed to be under the influence. A multi-vehicle crash occurred in Anaheim after a pickup truck plowed into the back of a Toyota…
Rank this Week: 438

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise
    As a practicing Palm Beach County Criminal lawyer, I have the opportunity to read search warrant affidavits on a regular basis. Recently, some affidavits that I have read, show an increase use of thermal imaging, by the Palm Beach County…
  • Oct 16

    Willful Blindness, What is It?

    Willful Blindness, What is It?
    Many times a day throughout Florida, law enforcement officers stop a vehicle for no apparent reason, let alone for violating the traffic laws of this state, and end up searching the vehicle because the officer smelt “burning…
  • Oct 9

    Arrests in Palm Beach County for Prostitution

    Arrests in Palm Beach County for Prostitution
    In Florida, the crime of prostitution is punishable by a Misdemeanor and up to a Felony. Florida General Statute 796.07 defines Prostitution and its related applicable terms as follows: (a) “Prostitution” means the giving or…
Rank this Week: 441

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 393

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: 427

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Covers Colorado drug charges, DUI, sex crimes, theft and traffic violations. By Timothy Bussey.

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

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21
    Like other U.S. states, the minimum legal drinking age in Colorado is 21 years. People who are younger than 21 years of age are not legally permitted to drink alcohol in Colorado, whether or not they are driving a motor vehicle. As a result,…
  • May 16

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature
    Colorado drivers now need to learn new limits for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). House Bill 1325, which sets limits on blood levels for driving after smoking marijuana, has been passed by the Colorado Senate and now awaits…
  • May 15

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law
    The General Assembly is currently debating whether they should sign in House Bill 1077. House Bill 1077 would be instrumental in changing current laws regarding DUI, DUI per se, and DWAI arrests. The bill would allow drivers to challenge…
Rank this Week: 418

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

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

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

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

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

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

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 412

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 389

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
  • Oct 23

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS
    When has a sex offender convicted of possessing child pornography paid his debt to society? It is the natural response upon hearing of children being sexually […]
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
  • Oct 13

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?
    According to the Special Analysis Unit of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the State of Texas leads the nation with number of current registered […]
Rank this Week: 519

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Oct 20

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil
    Wenn ein Unfallbeteiligter den Unfallort verlässt, um sich ärztlich versorgen zu lassen, und erst dann die Polizei informiert, kann er gem. § 142 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 StGB entschuldigt sein. Die Revision wendete sich gegen eine…
  • Oct 13

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl
    Der Haftbefehl verlangt eine hohe Wahrscheinlichkeit der Täterschaft. Bei Aussage gegen Aussage müssen weitere Anhaltspunkte hinzutreten, um einen Haftbefehl zu begründen. Vor allem bei Sexualdelikten heißt es häufig…
  • Oct 7

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor
    Strafen rauf, Begriff der Kinderpornografie erweitern und Posingbilder unter Strafe stellen – So stellt sich der Justizminister das neue Sexualstrafrecht vor. Das Bundesjustizministerium hat einen neuen Gesetzesentwurf in das Kabinett…
Rank this Week: 525

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
  • Oct 7

    Wrongfully Charged

    Wrongfully Charged
    My name is Shawn and I have a unique situation so I’ve been told. A little over 2 years ago I was involved in a domestic altercation in which I had no choice but to defend myself. However I was […] The post Wrongfully Charged…
  • Oct 2

    Expungement

    Expungement
    33 years ago I was drinking with my buddies and one was killed. I know it was reduced to a misdemeanor reckless driving. This is showing up as “pending” on my Life Scan, so I can’t get the job I […] The post…
Rank this Week: 524

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 29

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI
    The California Highway Patrol arrested actress Amanda Bynes at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday. Bynes, 28, was booked by the LAPD at 7 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor DUI. She was released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on $15,000 bail. Bynes allegedly ran a red…
  • Sep 22

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct
    Former West Harvey-Dixmoor Elementary District 147 Superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., 67, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of official misconduct for stealing $78,000. Boyd was originally charged with 20…
  • Sep 15

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job
    Authorities announced today that a former McHenry County police officer, Ryszard Kopacz, of Wauconda, faces new felony charges for selling drugs while on duty. Kopacz, 30, was arrested days after beginning his job with the Richmond Police…
Rank this Week: 502

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

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

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 521

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: 529

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Focuses on capital punishment in America.

http://www.swartzlenamon.com/deathpenaltyblog
Rank this Week: 493

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 479

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 Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Blackwater Contractors Convicted of Killings in Iraq

    Blackwater Contractors Convicted of Killings in Iraq
    This past Wednesday, October 22, 2014, four former Blackwater contractors were convicted in the infamous 2o007 killings in Baghdad, by a federal jury. In 2007, at the height of the United States incursion in Iraq, seventeen Iraqi civilians…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue
    Congressional Republicans have been vocal in demanding the United States impose travel bans from African nations where Ebola infection rates are high. Travel bans have a long history of being of dubious value, and a look at travel bans…
  • Oct 14

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case
    The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida opened a Grand Jury indictment on October 10, 2014 and made a new arrest in the Rothstein scam. A now “former” regional vice president of TD Bank, Mr.…
Rank this Week: 541

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?
    How does “gaslighting” relate to Ohio DUI laws? In the 1944 film Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman’s character  Paula Alquist Anton meets and marries the charming Gregory Anton played by Charles Boyer.  The husband does…
  • Oct 22

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?
    Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk…
  • Oct 20

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert
    Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation.  Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this…
Rank this Week: 594

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Oct 23

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement

    Worthy v. United States: The DCCA on Prior Consistent Statement
    Just because you repeat something over and over does not make it true.  Nor are you permitted to “bolster” your own witness. A “prior consistent statement” – a witness’ previous statement that is…
  • Oct 14

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”

    “I Make Over Six Figures A Year. What Am I Doing Here?”
    Guest Post by Tyler Wolff* These are the first words that went through my head when the jury found me guilty of my second DUI.  The first one was a dangerous mistake:  I was young, underage, drinking with a fake ID, and hadn’t…
  • Oct 9

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence

    Thank You For Your Vote Of Confidence
    Dear Juvenile Client: You must think I am one really, really good lawyer. Why else would you violate every condition of your pre-trial probation — knowing that this would result in your being locked up until forever — unless you…
Rank this Week: 638

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Police Officers Involved in Florida Sex Sting Investigations Have Been Deleting Record

    Police Officers Involved in Florida Sex Sting Investigations Have Been Deleting Record
    As someone who stands falsely accused of a Florida sex crime, like solicitation of a minor for sex or child pornography, you are outraged and terrified by the charges. Or perhaps you are a friend or family member of someone who has been…
  • Oct 13

    Federal Pornography: A Federal Crime and Apparently a Quite Common One

    Federal Pornography: A Federal Crime and Apparently a Quite Common One
    If you’ve been arrested on federal child pornography charges in Florida (or elsewhere), you obviously understand that you are in an incredibly serious situation. You might face punishments ranging from lengthy amounts of jail time to…
  • Oct 8

    Major Phoenix Child Pornography Sting Yields Two Suspect

    Major Phoenix Child Pornography Sting Yields Two Suspect
    If you're currently under investigation for cybercrime-related charges in Florida, you may or may not be familiar with cybercrime sting operations in your city or state. Authorities design sting initiatives to identify and apprehend…
Rank this Week: 555

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 617

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

Offers information and articles related to injury and accident law, criminal law, and immigration law in New York. By the Law Office of Mark Siesel, Esq.

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Several Former NFL Players Object To Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

    Several Former NFL Players Object To Concussion Lawsuit Settlement
    This week, ten former NFL players filed objections to the NFL Concussion Lawsuit settlement due to concerns that the settlement does not adequately compensate the victims of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE is a brain injury of…
  • Sep 30

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month
    On September 18th, Jill Tarlov, 59, a married mother of two and former employee of WINS News, was crossing West Drive near West 63rd Street when she was struck by a bicyclist, 31 year old Jason Marshall.  Apparently, Marshall was…
  • Sep 16

    NFL Acknowledges Traumatic Brain Injury Will Affect 1 In 3 Former Player

    NFL Acknowledges Traumatic Brain Injury Will Affect 1 In 3 Former Player
    In a stunning and sudden change of position, the National Football League now acknowledges that 1 in 3 former players are likely to develop some long term brain damage from repeated head trauma and TBI suffered during their playing careers. …
Rank this Week: 597

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Oct 16

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search
    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone SearchAn alleged  Florida Drug Trafficker Walked on Cocaine charges. Charges were based upon a Cell Phone Search. The Number You Have Tracked is No Longer in Service - He was charged…
  • Oct 8

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine
    Marijuana Forfeiture OverturnedThere is a knock at the door. It is the police and they have come to take you house away from you. Civil forfeiture is a tool used by drug cops to generate huge revenue for sometimes-minor offenses including…
  • Oct 8

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine
    Marijuana Forfeiture OverturnedThere is a knock at the door. It is the police and they have come to take you house away from you. Civil forfeiture is a tool used by drug cops to generate huge revenue for sometimes-minor offenses including…
Rank this Week: 622

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed
    Nassau County recently launched its speed cameras program.  In total, 56 speed cameras will be installed by October, one in each of Nassau’s school districts.  Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano predicts that the…
  • Aug 20

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country
    While no one likes receiving a red light camera ticket, there is one good thing about them.  In New York, they carry one of the lowest fines in the county … $50.00.  Compare this figure to other states in the chart…
Rank this Week: 631

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Sep 24

    Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, from MTV’s the Jersey Shore, indicted for filing false tax return

    Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, from MTV’s the Jersey Shore, indicted for filing false tax return
    MTV’s “Jersey Shore” star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino was indicted Wednesday on charges of filing false tax returns involving $8.9 million income along with his brother Marc.  The Situation…
  • Jun 14

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer
    An Examination Under Oath, or EUO can lead to serious consequences.  You are not required to have a lawyer and you will not be provided with a lawyer.  The insurance company will have a lawyer present so going into an EUO in…
  • Jun 14

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer
    Much like other states around the country, New York is cracking down on unemployment fraud.  Our New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyers have successfully helped clients with unemployment fraud cases.  However, you cannot just wait to…
Rank this Week: 570

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: 556

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: 606

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

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

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

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

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 609

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

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

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

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

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

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

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 601

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers Rhode Island criminal and DUI news. By James E. Smith.

http://ricriminaldefenselawyer.posterous.com/
Rank this Week: 603

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: 626

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/
  • Oct 23

    Ramsey County Domestic Violence Sweep Huge Succe

    Ramsey County Domestic Violence Sweep Huge Succe
    Ramsey County police took part in the 12th annual domestic violence crackdown on Wednesday, and officers say the sweep was a huge success. Armed with 128 arrest warrants, 52 of Ramsey’s finest hit the streets before the sun came up to…
  • Oct 22

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime
    Despite concerns the new Green Line light rail may bring more crime to the area, University officials and Metro police say that hasn’t been the case in the five months since the transit system opened. Metro Transit police Capt. Jim…
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
Rank this Week: 800

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County
    According to data recently compiled by information services provided Esri, and as reported by the South Florida Business Journal, you're more likely to live in a high crime area in Miami-Dade County than in any other county in South…
  • Oct 20

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison
    The Florida criminal case of Michael Dunn, who shot at a car full of teenagers and ended up killing one of them back in 2012, attracted media attention in particular for its apparent similarities to the case of George Zimmerman. In both…
  • Oct 19

    Florida Judge: Red Light Camera Ticket Violated State Law

    Florida Judge: Red Light Camera Ticket Violated State Law
    Our traffic ticket defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that Florida's unpopular, so-called red light cameras are regarded both as a nuisance and an intrusion, and the programs allowing them have had their…
Rank this Week: 709

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Pahrump police chase suspect in suspect's own car

    Pahrump police chase suspect in suspect's own car
    On Saturday, Nye County police arrested Pahrump resident David Plinske following a confrontation which culminated with him driving off in a cop car and officers chasing him with Plinske's own car. He also allegedly wrestled a cop and egged on…
  • Oct 14

    Vegas man gets probation in pawn-shop robbery

    Vegas man gets probation in pawn-shop robbery
    Yesterday Victor Park was sentenced in Las Vegas to three years of probation for shooting 21-year-old Thomas Cola to death in 2006. Video surveillance video shows Cola entering Park's pawn shop, where Cola then stole a Cartier watch. Park…
  • Oct 7

    Former cop found guilty in car crash that killed a Nevada woman

    Former cop found guilty in car crash that killed a Nevada woman
    Last week an Albuquerque jury found former New Mexico policeman Adam Casaus guilty of two misdemeanor counts of careless driving. The February, 2013 incident resulted in the death of 21-year-old Nevadan Ashley Browder. The wreck also…
Rank this Week: 786

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense
    One of the more highly profiled criminal defenses, especially in cases involving murder or attempted murder, is insanity, meaning that the defendant was insane at the time of the crime. This criminal defense strategy is often popularized in…
  • Oct 10

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity
    Mistaken identity is one of the leading causes of wrongful conviction. Mistaken identity is a criminal defense that is raised by a defendant that asserts that a witness, usually an eyewitness, is mistaken in his or her memory that the…
  • Oct 9

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense
    When accused of a crime, there are a number of defenses that can be raised by the accused/defendant. One of the most commonly raised defenses used when charged with assault and battery, and even murder, is the act of self defense. Self…
Rank this Week: 685

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 796

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/
  • Oct 15

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct
    BCS clients, crew supervisor and officers worked together on a special clean-up project in the 44th PrecinctBCS has worked with the Community Affairs Unit of the 44thprecinct removing graffiti for over seven years. We have a day…
  • Oct 6

    BCS Hosts Community Advisory Board Meeting

    BCS Hosts Community Advisory Board Meeting
                                   On Wednesday, September 17th, the Bronx Community Solutions’…
  • Sep 25

    Success Story - ADP

    Success Story - ADP
    "Richard” Richard is an 18-year-old male who was arrested and charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing candy bars and ice cream with the intention of reselling them. Richard was 17-years-old at the time of arrest, and was…
Rank this Week: 771

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
  • Sep 9

    WARNING: Santobello works both way

    WARNING: Santobello works both way
    Coming soon to a Government's Brief on Appeal near you....The Third Circuit just handed appellate AUSAs a nifty new tool to combat pesky defendants.  In a nutshell, United States v. Irwin, 3rd Cir. Case No. 13-3407 (Aug. 26, 2014),…
Rank this Week: 754

Puerto Rico Association of…

Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Covers appellate practice, Apprendi, bifurcation, capital cases, civil rights, confrontation clause, evidence, and more.

http://pracdl.typepad.com/pracdl/
  • Oct 11

    PRACDL & FPD Training for the Federal Criminal Practitioner

    PRACDL & FPD Training for the Federal Criminal Practitioner
    PRACDL and the Federal Public Defender's Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be holding a training session on October 28, 2014, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (registration starts at 12:30 pm) at United States District Court, Courtroom 3. The…
  • Sep 14

    Position Announcement: Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico

    Position Announcement: Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico
    The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico. The term of appointment is four years with an annual salary of $155,500. The…
  • Dec 4

    PRACDL 2011 Annual Assembly, Elections and Dinner

    PRACDL 2011 Annual Assembly, Elections and Dinner
    PRACDL will host its annual assembly, elections and dinner on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The venue will be Castellanos Rest. on Domenech, near corner of Muñoz Rivera Ave. Please see the following announcement. …
Rank this Week: 776

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

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

    New Research on Violence

    New Research on Violence
    The new issue of Criminology features several interesting papers relating to violence and its control.  This has been a hot topic here in Milwaukee over the past few months.  Perhaps some of the emerging policy proposals would…
  • Sep 27

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How

    Good Time in Wisconsin: Why and How
    In a couple of recent posts (here and here), I have discussed the possibility of Wisconsin reinstituting “good time.”  I have developed the argument for good time at much greater depth in a new article that is…
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
Rank this Week: 704