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Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Page Pate quoted on CNN about constitutional challenge to death penalty in Texas case

    Page Pate quoted on CNN about constitutional challenge to death penalty in Texas case
    Constitutional law expert Page Pate is quoted by CNN in the story of Jeffrey Wood’s recent stay of execution by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Wood was the driver… read more → The post Page Pate quoted on CNN about…
  • Aug 3

    New IRS Policy on Returning Money from “Structuring” Violation

    New IRS Policy on Returning Money from “Structuring” Violation
    The federal government recently changed its policy for seizing money that was deposited by otherwise innocent individuals and business owners through alleged “structuring violations.” (The term “structuring” refers to…
  • Jul 15

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police
    Attorney Page Pate appears on CNN Newsroom to review the facts of the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Page explains why this case represents a clear example… read more → The post Alton Sterling Shot by Police…
Rank this Week: 353

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Jun 21

    What Happens if I Miss my Court Date?

    What Happens if I Miss my Court Date?
    Many people have asked what happens if I miss my court date?  In New Jersey like every state in the United States failing to appear in court when you are required to is a very serious matter and one that you should not take lightly.…
  • Jun 17

    Can a Security Guard Arrest You?

    Can a Security Guard Arrest You?
    It is a frequent theme in movies and television shows. A person slides a shirt or item into their bag and then casually tries to walk out of a store. Moments later a security guard springs across a table and tackles the person and places them…
  • Jun 15

    Should I take a Plea Deal?

    Should I take a Plea Deal?
    If you have been charged with a crime you probably are familiar with what a plea deal is or at least heard the term.  However, many people are unaware of the complex process that can go on in to making and executing a plea. It is…
Rank this Week: 413

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 385

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 311

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Watched a Dope Sale

    Watched a Dope Sale
    My nightmare actually began March 2005 when I moved in with boyfriend of 6 months at the age of 34.  I didn’t know him like I thought, he was involved in drugs. I knew of his use, but did not […] The post Watched a Dope Sale…
  • Sep 21

    Stupid Kid

    Stupid Kid
    My first wife and I got married in the early 60’s and thought that $100.00 a week, with her still in high school was a lot of money.  It was ok, but not the lifestyle she wanted.  Over the years, […] The post Stupid Kid…
  • Sep 21

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp
    I had two misdemeanors when I was young. Both tickets were issued by the DNR. One for crossing a road on a snowmobile to get to the snowmobile trails and one for not signing a duck stamp (I purchased one, just forgot […] The…
Rank this Week: 250

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
Rank this Week: 242

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!
    Did you know that you can be suspended for just one violation of New York’s Vehicle And Traffic Law (“VTL”)?  That’s right, a traffic judge can suspend you for just one speeding ticket or other traffic offense.…
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
Rank this Week: 381

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jan 27

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Wisconsin man was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million from at least 122 investors.  Loren Holzhueter, 69, was the subject of an emergency enforcement action…
  • Jan 26

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme
    An Ohio man was sentenced to serve twenty-one years in federal prison for his role in funnelling investors to the massive "Black Diamond" Ponzi scheme that ultimately duped over 400 investors out of at least $40 million.  Jonathan…
  • Jan 26

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men have entered guilty pleas to operating a massive Ponzi scheme that allegedly caused losses of over $100 million to victims who thought they were investing in a profitable ATM leasing operation.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74,…
Rank this Week: 296

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 259

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: 326

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

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

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

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

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
Rank this Week: 389

Cincinnati DUI Info

Cincinnati DUI Info

Covers Ohio DUI and OVI issues. By Suhre & Associates.

http://cincinnati-dui-info.com
  • Apr 28

    Continuances in a DUI Case

    Continuances in a DUI Case
    Life is full of ‘rules of thumb’.  A stride is about a yard, as soon as you light a cigarette at a restaurant – your food will arrive, if you forget your anniversary – your wife won’t.  It goes on and…
  • Jan 21

    Great Results In OVI Case

    Great Results In OVI Case
    A lesson I always have to keep teaching myself is that you can win DUI cases in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It is easy to get lulled into a trance-like state where you get routine results for routine clients. The problem is that when you have a…
  • Oct 18

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation
    The City of Cincinnati hopes to curb crime in new state of the art facility on the West side of town.  If you want to make sure you never see the inside of it, don’t drink and drive over there. If you get picked up for a DUI or OVI…
Rank this Week: 401

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 330

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 456

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 419

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Sep 23

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Protests erupted in Charlotte this week in response to an officer-involved shooting of a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, on Tuesday afternoon.  The protests, which have caused law enforcement officers to don riot gear and use tear gas to…
  • Sep 22

    State v. Lindsey:  Another Close Call on Probable Cause for DWI

    State v. Lindsey:  Another Close Call on Probable Cause for DWI
    Do the following facts provide probable cause to arrest for impaired driving? An officer pulls behind a vehicle at a stoplight around 3 a.m. and sees that its registration is expired.  He activates his blue lights, and the defendant…
  • Sep 21

    All the Probation Effective Date

    All the Probation Effective Date
    Any person, felon or misdemeanant, can be on probation for up to 5 years. In some cases—assuming you did the extension just right—probation could be as long as 8 years. So, there are some pretty old probation cases hanging around.…
Rank this Week: 652

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    Minneapolis Police Announce Revamped Transgender Policie

    Minneapolis Police Announce Revamped Transgender Policie
    In what can only be described as a difficult news week, it’s nice to hear a story about real progress being made, especially when it happens in our own backyard. That’s what happened yesterday when the Minneapolis police announced…
  • Sep 21

    Understanding Domestic Abuse No Contact Order

    Understanding Domestic Abuse No Contact Order
    There are a number of different types of restraining or no contact orders in Minnesota. Some cover instances of domestic abuse, others cover allegations of stalking, while another group handles incidents of harassment. Today, we are going…
  • Sep 20

    Police Shooting in Tulsa Raises Serious Concern

    Police Shooting in Tulsa Raises Serious Concern
    Stop us if you’ve heard this headline before – “Unarmed Black Man Killed By White Cop.” Unfortunately, that’s the headline we were treated to again today after what unfolded last week in Tulsa. If you…
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Sep 22

    Minneapolis Police Announce Revamped Transgender Policie

    Minneapolis Police Announce Revamped Transgender Policie
    In what can only be described as a difficult news week, it’s nice to hear a story about real progress being made, especially when it happens in our own backyard. That’s what happened yesterday when the Minneapolis police announced…
  • Sep 21

    Understanding Domestic Abuse No Contact Order

    Understanding Domestic Abuse No Contact Order
    There are a number of different types of restraining or no contact orders in Minnesota. Some cover instances of domestic abuse, others cover allegations of stalking, while another group handles incidents of harassment. Today, we are going…
  • Sep 20

    Police Shooting in Tulsa Raises Serious Concern

    Police Shooting in Tulsa Raises Serious Concern
    Stop us if you’ve heard this headline before – “Unarmed Black Man Killed By White Cop.” Unfortunately, that’s the headline we were treated to again today after what unfolded last week in Tulsa. If you…
Rank this Week: 643

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    FIRST DAY OF FALL

    FIRST DAY OF FALL
    Today at 10:21 was the Fall Equinox. No, that is not tumbling to the ground at a local gym. The Fall Equinox,  or Autumnal Equinox, as any robed reader would tell you, is when (other than the polar regions, duh!)…
  • Sep 19

    AFORMS BY EMAIL!!!

    AFORMS BY EMAIL!!!
    Wanna get an a-form mailed to you? Scroll down and find out how. The FACDLers have been busy bees lately. They recently received some shocking news: there is gambling going on in this establishment. No, really. Word has slowly…
  • Sep 19

    AS FLORIDA GOES ....

    AS FLORIDA GOES ....
    Florida is considered a bell-weather state. The problems a candidate has here are illustrative of the problems they have in other states. Item: After a disastrous summer spent insulting the parents of a dead marine killed in combat, and…
Rank this Week: 728

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/
  • Sep 21

    Jacksonville Man Faces 25 Years In Prison In Fatal New Year’s Day 2013 Crash

    Jacksonville Man Faces 25 Years In Prison In Fatal New Year’s Day 2013 Crash
    A man arrested after a fatal crash New Year’s Day in 2013, which killed one passenger and seriously injured two others, was found guilty Tuesday of multiple charges. The 23-year-old man was found guilty of DUI manslaughter and two…
  • Sep 20

    Bradenton Woman Accused of Sending Neighbor Bomb Threat

    Bradenton Woman Accused of Sending Neighbor Bomb Threat
    A Bradenton woman is in jail after police claim she sent a bomb threat to her neighbor last weekend, resulting in the entire block being evacuated.   The 50-year-old woman made her first appearance in court on Monday. Investigators…
  • Sep 19

    St. Pete Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Battery

    St. Pete Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Battery
    A St. Petersburg police officer has been charged with domestic battery. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the man was arrested Monday following an altercation with his live-in girlfriend. The alleged incident occurred…
Rank this Week: 832

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    DWLSR Information

    DWLSR Information
    Other Questions Asked In Driving While License Suspended Cases How Can Someone Verify Their License Has Been Suspended Or Reinstated? If you check online with the DMV and you type in your driver’s license number, there are links from…
  • Sep 6

    Defending A Driving On A Suspended License Charge In Florida

    Defending A Driving On A Suspended License Charge In Florida
    Defending A Driving On A Suspended License Charge In Florida Pinellas County  has specialized courts that deals strictly with traffic citations, DUIs and license suspension, like driving while license suspended issues. Attorneys Nicholas…
  • Aug 24

    DWLSR in Florida

    DWLSR in Florida
    Consequences Of Driving With A Suspended License In Florida If A License Is Suspended For Non-Criminal Matters Such As Failing To Pay Child Support, Can The Fines And Court Costs Be Avoided? That’s the tricky thing about these traffic…
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Sep 21

    California's Death Penalty Cannot Be Reformed; It Must Be Replaced: Yes on 62 And No on 66

    California's Death Penalty Cannot Be Reformed; It Must Be Replaced: Yes on 62 And No on 66
    Voters have an opportunity to finally put an end to California's failed experiment with the death penalty by passing Proposition 62, and replacing it with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.The history of California's…
  • Sep 19

    Birtherism And Basket Case

    Birtherism And Basket Case
    This weekend proved that the mainstream media is incapable of handling the sheer volume of dishonesty and deceit that oozes out of the Trump campaign.  After Donald Trump brazenly lied about his role in the birther…
  • Sep 16

    A Day In The Political Life Of The Deplorable Donald Trump

    A Day In The Political Life Of The Deplorable Donald Trump
    The day began with great anticipation.  Donald J. Trump, whose political career was essentially launched five years ago when he began wallowing in a racist conspiracy aimed at delegitimizing the first African American…
Rank this Week: 705

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/
  • Sep 21

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that the police had no reasonable suspicion to stop a black male walking on the streets in Roxbury believed to be a suspect in a breaking and entering. As result of the seizure, the police found…
  • Sep 21

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial
    Key to Cosby’s success at upcoming jury trial will be the judge’s ruling on numerous motions in liming defining what evidence the jury will get to hear at trial. A judge has ruled that prosecutors can use a phone call that was…
  • Sep 20

    The Client’s Perception of their Criminal Defense Lawyer

    The Client’s Perception of their Criminal Defense Lawyer
    One of the most important aspects of building a successful criminal defense practice is being able to relate to the client and understand the client’s fears and anxiety when going through an uncertain court process.  For most…
Rank this Week: 536

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Survey: 75% of Virginians Agree that DUI Checkpoints Should Be Legal

    Survey: 75% of Virginians Agree that DUI Checkpoints Should Be Legal
    In 2015, there were over 240 alcohol related vehicle fatalities and nearly 5,000 related injuries in Virginia. This number is still too high, but overall the state is trending in the right direction. Between 1990 and 2009, each year had over…
  • Sep 14

    Radio Interview with Andrew Flusche – Full Time and Attention

    Radio Interview with Andrew Flusche – Full Time and Attention
    Spotsylvania County just passed a new ordinance that prohibits failing “to give full time and attention” while driving. I was interviewed by Washington, DC radio station WMAL about the ordinance. In a nutshell, the new law is too…
  • Sep 14

    [VIDEO] Can You be Pulled Over For…

    [VIDEO] Can You be Pulled Over For…
    My Facebook friends and fan are always asking questions “Can the police do this?” or “Can I be pulled over for this?” So here are the answers to some of those questions. If you have a questions, hop on over to my…
Rank this Week: 926

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Challenging the Breathalyzer in a California DUI Case

    Challenging the Breathalyzer in a California DUI Case
    The breathalyzer is the most commonly used method for testing the blood alcohol content of suspected drunk drivers in California. Yet, both myself and Lawrence Taylor have written on more than a few occasions about the inaccuracies of the…
  • Sep 14

    Are Marijuana Breathalyzers Here?

    Are Marijuana Breathalyzers Here?
    Law enforcement continues to be frustrated in trying to prove that a possibly impaired driver is under the influence of marijuana (so-called "stoned driving").   As recent posts on this blog have pointed out, the simple fact is that…
  • Sep 12

    Do “Dominion and Control” DUI Laws Incentivize Drunk Driving?

    Do “Dominion and Control” DUI Laws Incentivize Drunk Driving?
    Despite what some think, drunk driving doesn’t necessarily involve driving. In some states a person can actually be arrested, charged and convicted of drunk driving even when the person didn’t drive their vehicle. Such states have…
Rank this Week: 506

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Sep 19

    State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193

    State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193
    In State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193, defendant Kevin Darrell Kirby and a female acquaintance partied together in a motel room in Salt Lake City. Their room eventually became a crime scene, and Kirby was charged and later convicted of tampering…
  • Jul 25

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice
    Rule 403 Can Be Used to Omit Relevant Evidence The Utah Supreme Court recently addressed the applicability of Rule 403 of the Utah Ruels of Evidence in State v. Cuttler, 2015 UT 95. In that case, James Cuttler was charged with vaginally…
  • Jun 29

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?
    Police Initiated Charges Without Prosecutorial Involvement Does Not Implicate Claim Preclusion In November of 2011, Ririe was pulled over on a police officer’s suspicion of drunk driving. The officer saw an open beer can in the car and…
Rank this Week: 555

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Is a DUI a Criminal Offense?

    Is a DUI a Criminal Offense?
    In Maine, a DUI (driving under the influence, we call it operating under the influence or OUI) is a criminal offense. There are a few states (like New Jersey) where a DUI is a civil offense for which you're not going to be in prison for. But…
  • Sep 19

    What Happens When a Criminal Law is Too Vague to Understand?

    What Happens When a Criminal Law is Too Vague to Understand?
    Before a criminal law is made or modified, it goes through a long and supposedly arduous process in the Maine State Legislature that is meant to ensure that the end result is the best and most precise law that can possibly be made.…
  • Sep 16

    Privacy Should Not Require Secrecy: The Decline of the Third Party Doctrine?

    Privacy Should Not Require Secrecy: The Decline of the Third Party Doctrine?
    As our recent blog posts have made clear, the protections that the Fourth Amendment offers to American citizens has serious gaps in it, and perhaps the widest among these gaps is the third party doctrine. By allowing the government to obtain…
Rank this Week: 912

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/
  • Sep 19

    The Fix Was in for DUI Case

    The Fix Was in for DUI Case
    The only surefire way to avoid a conviction on DUI in Los Angeles is not to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking or using drugs. But if you’ve made an error in judgment, and the police arrest you on a DUI charge, your…
  • Sep 14

    Minnesota Releases Study Of DUI Driver

    Minnesota Releases Study Of DUI Driver
    Police officers may have the best chance of stopping DUIs in Los Angeles and other areas when they understand who is at the greatest risk of driving under the influence and when and where such incidents are most likely to occur.…
  • Sep 12

    DUI: Dangerous On Land and Sea

    DUI: Dangerous On Land and Sea
    As a rule, DUIs in Los Angeles involve motor vehicles moving on interstates, highways and local roads—in other words, on dry land. But with the ocean close by, some law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County also have to deal with…
Rank this Week: 864

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Leaving the Scene of an Accident

    Leaving the Scene of an Accident
    Panic can do strange things to people. The flight-or-fight response is built into our physiological makeup, and when the unexpected happens, it can lead to behavior that would probably never occur under less stressful circumstances. This may…
  • Sep 9

    Criminal Trial Timeline

    Criminal Trial Timeline
    No two criminal trials are ever exactly alike. Despite differences in the details, though, each will advance through seven distinct and predetermined stages. If you are currently involved in similar circumstances, here are the phases that you…
  • Aug 25

    Entrapment – Everything You Need to Know

    Entrapment – Everything You Need to Know
    When it comes to catching a criminal in the act, the lengths to which law enforcement may legally go might surprise you. Everyone is familiar with undercover cops and so-called decoys, but how far can governmental forces legitimately go…
Rank this Week: 801

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Sep 19

    19-year-old Accused of ‘Sexting’ with 12-year-old

    19-year-old Accused of ‘Sexting’ with 12-year-old
    Recently, 19-year-old Brendan Baia, a former student at Central Michigan University, was accused of ‘sexting’ with a 12-year-old girl. According to reports, Baia and the girl had been exchanging messages and photos via their cell…
  • Sep 9

    Alleged Sexual Assault at MSU Over Labor Day Weekend Under Investigation

    Alleged Sexual Assault at MSU Over Labor Day Weekend Under Investigation
    Early Sunday morning over the long Labor Day holiday weekend it was reported that a sexual assault had occurred in McDonel Hall on the MSU (Michigan State University) campus. According to MSU police, the incident took place between 10:30…
  • Sep 2

    Hartland Resort Park Ranger Pleads No Contest to 2009 Sexual Assault of Teen, Sentenced to Four Months in Jail

    Hartland Resort Park Ranger Pleads No Contest to 2009 Sexual Assault of Teen, Sentenced to Four Months in Jail
    In late July, 36-year-old Christopher Craig Bennett pleaded no contest to seduction in the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl at Waldenwoods resort in Hartland in 2009. Bennett was a park ranger at the resort at the time, although…
Rank this Week: 837

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    NJ Woman Drives Drunk To Police HQ After DWI Arrest

    NJ Woman Drives Drunk To Police HQ After DWI Arrest
    Police in Lacey, New Jersey faced an odd situation on August 3. Overnight, they had arrested Melony Gilchrist, of the Forked River neighborhood, on suspicion of DWI and took custody of her vehicle, as allowed by John’s Law. Under…
  • Sep 18

    NJ High School Football Coach Starts School Off With DWI

    NJ High School Football Coach Starts School Off With DWI
    Harrison High School may be hiring another football coach after their most recent appointment, Thomas Ferriero, 50, was arrested. According to police, Ferriero was behind the wheel of a town-owned van that he was not authorized to drive, when…
  • Sep 18

    Former Monmouth, NJ Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Refusal in DWI Case

    Former Monmouth, NJ Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Refusal in DWI Case
    A former county prosecutor and head of the Violent Crimes Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office pleaded guilty in March to refusing to submit to a breath alcohol test after he was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving last December. The…
Rank this Week: 830

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
  • Sep 15

    Body Worn Cameras in D.C.: Watching Events Through the Eyes of Police

    Body Worn Cameras in D.C.: Watching Events Through the Eyes of Police
    On the morning of trial, I stick my head into the small room outside the courtroom where the police officers are assembled. I have spent hours watching and indexing footage from the body worn cameras three of the... Read More
  • Sep 3

    “The Type of Guy That Gives Lawyers a Bad Name”

    “The Type of Guy That Gives Lawyers a Bad Name”
    Q:            When did you have that conversation then with David? A:            Prior to him ending up in the hospital.…
  • Jul 20

    “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers”

    “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers”
    Back in my days with the federal government, before I had my own J.D., I hated working with the lawyers. It was not just that they spoke a strange language and treated each other as if they were... Read More
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • Sep 15

    In Massachusetts, Drugged Driving is Outpacing Drunk Driving

    In Massachusetts, Drugged Driving is Outpacing Drunk Driving
    Many people in Massachusetts fail to recognize that driving under the influence of drugs or drugged driving is just as bad as driving under the influence of alcohol, and both are illegal. Drugged driving is rapidly becoming a more frequent…
  • Aug 30

    Blood Sample Tests in DUI Case

    Blood Sample Tests in DUI Case
    When Massachusetts law enforcement officers suspect that you are driving under the influence, they are permitted to request you to submit to chemical testing under M.G.L. Chapter 90, Section 24. The chemical testing could include a…
  • Aug 15

    Ex-Boyfriend Charged With Home Invasion

    Ex-Boyfriend Charged With Home Invasion
    Home Invasion According to a recent article by Boston.com, a 21-year-old ex-boyfriend smashed open his 17-year-old girlfriend’s bedroom window and climbed inside her Worcester apartment early one morning. The suspect was confronted by a…
Rank this Week: 872

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
  • Sep 15

    Its Hell to Be Poor in Texas’ County Jail

    Its Hell to Be Poor in Texas’ County Jail
    The Harris County Jail (“Jail”) houses more than 9,000 inmates and is the third largest jail in the country. We have previously stated the human shortcomings of this facility. In particular, we have discussed the prospect of those…
  • Sep 11

    Police Destruction of Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Cases in Harris County

    Police Destruction of Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Cases in Harris County
    The Houston Chronicle carried a recent report that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office had dismissed 90 misdemeanor and felony drug cases because a local Constable’s Office “improperly destroyed…
  • Sep 9

    Feds Looking for Money Laundering in Texas Real Estate Deal

    Feds Looking for Money Laundering in Texas Real Estate Deal
    Money laundering did not become illegal in the U.S. until 1986 when Congress passed the Money Laundering Control Act. This federal law made it easy to prosecute because it removed individual intent and the limits of money…
Rank this Week: 853

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/
  • Sep 14

    Being a registered sex offender is a life sentence

    Being a registered sex offender is a life sentence
    A recent article from the Associated Press highlights the growing number of people being placed on sex offender registries all over the country.  According to the report, there are more than 800,000 people on registries in the United…
  • Sep 8

    A clerk in California accused of altering over 1,000 traffic and criminal case

    A clerk in California accused of altering over 1,000 traffic and criminal case
    A deputy clerk or court in Orange County, California, has been arrested on federal charges of violating RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, bribery and money laundering.  According to a report in the Orange…
  • Aug 25

    Jacksonville Transportation Authority employee arrested for grand theft

    Jacksonville Transportation Authority employee arrested for grand theft
    A  mechanic working for the City of Jacksonville was recently arrested on one charge of grand theft in Duval County.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, the now ex-employee stole paint and various automotive parts…
Rank this Week: 537

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Texting While Driving: R U a Real Idiot? Part Two of Two

    Texting While Driving: R U a Real Idiot? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote about how bad the incidence of texting and driving has become– as well as cell phone use when driving – in Massachusetts and New England.  Here I’ll discuss what’s…
  • Sep 2

    Texting While Driving: R U a Real Idiot?

    Texting While Driving: R U a Real Idiot?
    So many times when driving around, I ask myself, ”What is wrong with people these days?  Are they just plain stupid, homicidal or suicidal?”  I’m referring, of course, to the widespread and outrageously growing…
  • Aug 25

    Shoplifting and Self-Serve Checkouts: A Bad Combination?

    Shoplifting and Self-Serve Checkouts: A Bad Combination?
    As everyone knows, self-serve checkout stations at supermarkets continues to grow exponentially, even at retail store outlets that aren’t purely supermarkets like Stop & Shop, Star Markets or Shaw’s.  Personally, I…
Rank this Week: 919

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Uninusured and Unregistered Charges Dismissed

    Uninusured and Unregistered Charges Dismissed
    CJ, a 23 year old chef from Andover, was driving home from work when the North Andover Police ran a random license plate check on his vehicle. The check came back that the registration had been revoked for insurance cancellation for…
  • Sep 3

    Uninusured and Unregistered Charges Dismissed

    Uninusured and Unregistered Charges Dismissed
    CJ, a 23 year old chef from Andover, was driving home from work when the North Andover Police ran a random license plate check on his vehicle. The check came back that the registration had been revoked for insurance cancellation for…
  • Sep 3

    OUI Drug Charge and Possession With Intent To Distribute Charge Dismissed

    OUI Drug Charge and Possession With Intent To Distribute Charge Dismissed
    On May 3, 2016 ZA, a 25 year old grocery clerk from Lynn, ingested a substantial quantity of drugs. He got in his car and was driving through Topsfield. The police found ZA in his vehicle. He appeared to be unconscious. The car was running;…
Rank this Week: 858

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 773

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?
    Illinois law allows drivers relocating to Illinois to drive on their valid driver’s license from their home country or state for ninety (90) days. CDL holders have a reduced window of thirty (30) days to obtain an Illinois CDL.…
  • Aug 19

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend
    The Chicago Police Department’s “DUI Strike Force” will be patrolling Wrigleyville and Boystown from 7 P.M. on August 19 through 3 A.M. on August 20. According to the news release put out by the Chicago Police Department,…
  • Aug 1

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law
    Governor Rauner has signed into law a change to the Illinois DUI law involving driving while under the influence of cannabis (marijuana). Until this change, it was illegal to drive with any amount of cannabis in a person’s system. It…
Rank this Week: 866

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Aug 28

    Don't Bring a Taser to a Gunfight at a Growhouse

    Don't Bring a Taser to a Gunfight at a Growhouse
    Don't bring a taser to a Growhouse gunfight - you will lose in Tampa, Florida. #Taser, #AssaultRifle #GrowhouseFirearms and GrowhousesWhat happens when you Bring a Taser to a Gunfight? You lose. Two guys from South Florida planned on…
  • Aug 12

    Constructive Possession of Drugs in Florida

    Constructive Possession of Drugs in Florida
    Constructive Possession of Drugs in FloridaWhat is Actual Possession of Drugs in Florida?One Florida court, Sasser v. State, 67 So. 3d 1150, 1152 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011) defined Actual Possession of Drugs in Florida as  "[A]ctual possession…
  • Aug 1

    Which Judge will preside over my Tampa / Hillsborough County Drug Crimes Case?

    Which Judge will preside over my Tampa / Hillsborough County Drug Crimes Case?
    How are Judges in new Drug Crimes cases are assigned in Hillsborough County and Tampa, Florida?Felony and Misdemeanor drug charges are assigned to the various divisions of the court. According to Court rules Misdemeanor Drug Crimes and…
Rank this Week: 723

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 25

    Coping with Failed Adoption

    Coping with Failed Adoption
    Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse
    Generally, when a baby tests positive for illegal drugs, it is immediately after birth.  That is to say, the drug for which the baby is positive is passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to…
  • Apr 29

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent
      In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to…
Rank this Week: 422

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

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

    Maine Law: OUI Refusal

    Maine Law: OUI Refusal
    When you “refuse” something, you don’t want it; you will not take it.  A “refusal” Operating Under the Influence (OUI) charge in Maine means you didn’t submit to a chemical or alcohol breath test…
  • Aug 16

    Second Offense OUI Refusal Dismissed!

    Second Offense OUI Refusal Dismissed!
    In order to win at Court, the State needs to meet its burden to show that the Defendant committed the crime.  The statue must prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.  If the State can not meet that burden, then…
  • Aug 13

    Can I give a friend marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card

    Can I give a friend marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card
    As a medical marijuana prescription holder, you are one of Maine’s citizens for whom possessing marijuana is legal and growing a small limited number of marijuana plants for your own use is also legal.  What if you want to be able…
Rank this Week: 671

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    The Accreditation for Florida's Arson Crime Lab Goes Up in Smoke

    The Accreditation for Florida's Arson Crime Lab Goes Up in Smoke
    On March 7, 2016, the ASCLD/LAB suspended the suspended the accreditation of the Florida Fire Marshal Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis (BFFEA) in the fire debris category of testing only.This is a big deal because in arson…
  • Jul 7

    FAQ: Can the Court Deny My Petition to Seal or Expunge My Arrest Record?

    FAQ: Can the Court Deny My Petition to Seal or Expunge My Arrest Record?
    The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm help people seal or expunge a criminal record in Florida. Our offices are located in Tampa, FL, but we help clients seal or expunge a criminal record throughout the State of Florida. We charge a flat fee…
  • Dec 15

    Driver's License Reinstatement Day in Hillsborough County

    Driver's License Reinstatement Day in Hillsborough County
    On Friday morning, January 8, 2016, at the George Edgecomb Courthouse located at 800 E. Twiggs Street, in Tampa, FL, the court is holding a reinstatement day to reduce fees and help people get their driver’s license reinstated. Relief…
Rank this Week: 495

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: 862

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: 552