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Harmful Error

Harmful Error

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

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

    District court judge debate videos available

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

    Oral argument mp3's available

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

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

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

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalcriminallawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case
    Our firm has handled a number of child pornography cases, especially within the past few years as the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut have made these cases a high priority.  In every one of these…
  • Oct 5

    “A person, even if convicted of a crime, retains his humanity.”

    “A person, even if convicted of a crime, retains his humanity.”
    So begins the discussion section of United States v. McLaurin, — F.3d –, Docket No. 12–3514–cr. (2d Cir., Oct. 3, 2013), a recent Second Circuit opinion holding penile plethysmography, as a condition of supervised…
  • Sep 26

    New Support for the Early Termination of Supervised Release

    New Support for the Early Termination of Supervised Release
    Federal defendants sentenced to a term of imprisonment are typically subject to a period of post-release supervision known as supervised release. While the length of a supervised release term is governed by statute and the Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 2087

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2481

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense
    In the last post I discussed the difficulty in DUI jury trials and why I enjoy DUI and criminal defense. In this blog entry, I will discuss clients and defenses. The two go hand in hand for a number of different reasons that will be…
  • Apr 16

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it
    I recently posted on the initial steps after getting a DUI and the decision to hire a DUI attorney. The decision to go to jury trial and which attorney to hire should go hand in hand. Some attorneys never go to trial. Things happen in…
  • Apr 4

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney
    From 64 down to four. The Aztec-ian dreams are long faded into hopes for next year. Now Mort and co. attempts to predict who will win it all. Mort has his attorney, and feels a mild sense of satisfaction- and apprehension. After selecting…
Rank this Week: 2911

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Apr 23

    Will a personal injury settlement address the value of my totaled vehicle?

    Will a personal injury settlement address the value of my totaled vehicle?
    If your vehicle is totaled in a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company should cover the value of the vehicle. Be aware of how insurance companies value a totaled car, and exercise your rights with help from an…
  • Apr 21

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?
    Most refer to jaywalking as illegally crossing a street. The state of Pennsylvania doesn’t officially use the term ‘jaywalking,’ but does enforce pedestrian safety laws that cover illegally crossing a street and more.…
  • Apr 18

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?
    The moments after a car accident are important to collect information from the other driver. Asking the right questions and following the right procedure can make a big difference in how your case is handled.Some questions you should ask the…
Rank this Week: 2254

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

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

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    The United States Department of Justice -- Clemency Initiative

    The United States Department of Justice -- Clemency Initiative
    Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole at the Press Conference Announcing the Clemency Initiative Washington, D.C. ~ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Good morning and thank you all for being here.  I am…
  • Apr 23

    House Judiciary passes bill to limit solitary confinement for mentally ill

    House Judiciary passes bill to limit solitary confinement for mentally ill
    The Denver Post The Colorado House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would restrict prison officials from placing inmates in "long term" solitary confinement if they are mentally ill. The bill,…
  • Apr 22

    Solitary Nation

    Solitary Nation
    Warning Extremely Graphic With extraordinary access, award-winning producer and director Dan Edge takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Solitary Nation" offers an up-close, graphic look at a…
Rank this Week: 2317

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/
  • Apr 23

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust
    Two young men eager to take over the high-end drug trade in some of Pennsylvania’s best prep schools were arrested during a coordinated drug bust on Tuesday. 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were arrested after…
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
Rank this Week: 4635

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust
    Two young men eager to take over the high-end drug trade in some of Pennsylvania’s best prep schools were arrested during a coordinated drug bust on Tuesday. 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were arrested after…
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
Rank this Week: 3299

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/
  • Apr 23

    OPEN & GROSS LEWDNESS CHARGE AVOIDED

    OPEN & GROSS LEWDNESS CHARGE AVOIDED
    On February 24, 2014 JV, a 66 year old retired carpenter, woke up at about 7:30 in the morning. He sleeps in just a t-shirt. He got out of bed and walked over to a living room window and stood by the window looking outside. His private parts…
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGE AVOIDED

    ANOTHER ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGE AVOIDED
    On Friday, December 13, 2013, DL, a 44 year old truck driver from Dracut was delivering a load of crushed stone to a construction site in Andover. DL and the foreman at the construction site got into a heated argument about where the crushed…
  • Apr 9

    9 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELLED

    9 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELLED
    Back in 2005 PT, then age 31, kited checks at a local bank in Holyoke, MA and ended up owing the bank $1,100.00. Check kiting is illegal and when he refused to pay the bank the $1,100.00 a criminal complaint for Larceny by Check Over $250 was…
Rank this Week: 4831

Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

A forum for those who feel they have been blind-sided by the justice system and seek to defend their rights and their innocence. By Sydne French.

http://sfrenchlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    What to Do if You Are Stopped By Police

    What to Do if You Are Stopped By Police
    Knowledge is Power. Know Your Rights!I get a lot of calls from people asking what they should do if the police are at their door asking questions, or if they are stopped by police in the street. In these types of situations it is…
  • Apr 15

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?
    What makes a person confess to a crime – online?Given my background in clinical psychology, the driving force behind what makes someone confess to a crime via social media fascinates me. Take the case of Derek Medina in Florida. By now…
  • Apr 7

    Guilty or No Contest?

    Guilty or No Contest?
    Why Knowing the Difference Can Make All the Difference.The two most common pleas a person can enter before sentencing are the guilty plea, and the no contest plea. Both pleas can seem very similar, since both result in a conviction. However,…
Rank this Week: 933

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
  • Apr 23

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop
    The state of the law with respect to reasonable suspicion, anonymous tips and car stops is already pretty muddy.  Now, with Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the Supreme Court has just made it worse. A woman calls 911 to…
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination
    I am sitting in JM-15 watching Jessica Willis of the Public Defender Service cross-examine a police officer during a probable cause hearing. Willis is firm with the officer. She is also pleasant, reasonable and restrained. At one point the…
  • Apr 15

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
Rank this Week: 3878

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 1548

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2763

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    An Ode to Quirky Judge

    An Ode to Quirky Judge
    My wife and I finally started watching the TV series The Good Wife, and we’re hooked. We’ve just finished season 2, and we’re ready to start season 3 despite reading the recent spoiler that Will dies in season 5.…
  • Apr 5

    Wheelchair Users: The Dangers of Falling/Tilting

    Wheelchair Users: The Dangers of Falling/Tilting
    This is a post I wrote today for Guns, Gams and Gumshoes, a website I and my better-half started in 2009 for private investigators, researchers and writers developing sleuth/P.I. characters and stories. Over the years, both of us have written…
  • Mar 14

    ATF Special Agents Sue the Government

    ATF Special Agents Sue the Government
    ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — on their official website, they still go by the abbreviation ATF) special agent Jay Dobyns worked undercover in the Hell’s Angels gang.  After finishing this undercover job, he…
Rank this Week: 3733

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/
  • Apr 23

    Possession and Distribution of Controlled Substance

    Possession and Distribution of Controlled Substance
    Controlled substances are drugs or prescription medications that can be so dangerous when consumed that their distributions is regulated. Controlled substances can include prescription medications such as oxycontin, as well as illegal drugs,…
  • Apr 12

    Melrose Man Violates Probation With Drug Dealing Activity

    Melrose Man Violates Probation With Drug Dealing Activity
    A Melrose man recently found himself arrested and inviolation of his probation when he was caught drug dealing by Lawrence police. The Lawrence Eagle Tribune reports that Mohamed Soltani had previously been prosecuted in Boston for drug…
  • Apr 2

    Massachusetts Strictly Enforces Drunk Driving and Melanie’s Law

    Massachusetts Strictly Enforces Drunk Driving and Melanie’s Law
    The Lawrence Eagle Tribune recently reported that an American Revolution memorial honoring the Methuen men who fought in the Revolutionary War was struck and damaged by a drunk driver. A Haverhill man was allegedly drunk at the time of the…
Rank this Week: 1486

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

By The Law Offices of Todd Palumbo.

http://www.newarktrafficticketlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Disorderly Conduct and Obtruction Charges Thrown out Following Motion Argument

    Disorderly Conduct and Obtruction Charges Thrown out Following Motion Argument
    I represented a client who was charged with violations of NJSA 2C:29-1 and NJSA 2C:33-2. The incident was alleged to occur on the Newark Penn Station train platform while my client was waiting for a train. According to the police and a…
  • Apr 22

    DWI from Arrest to Trial in New Jersey, A short guide to NJSA 39:4-50

    DWI from Arrest to Trial in New Jersey, A short guide to NJSA 39:4-50
    So you went out last night and had a few drinks. You get behind the wheel, and on your way home, you hear the sirens. The police are pulling you over. As DWI attorney in Newark and throughout New Jersey, I understand from dealing with…
  • Oct 1

    Incorrect Information Entered on NJ Traffic Summon

    Incorrect Information Entered on NJ Traffic Summon
    Clients frequently ask me about mistakes that the officer made when filling out the traffic ticket the received. Under some circumstances, those mistakes may become a defense to the underlying charge. However, those mistakes, especially if…
Rank this Week: 4990

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/
Rank this Week: 2757

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Gun Laws and Concealed Handgun Restrictions in Arizona

    Gun Laws and Concealed Handgun Restrictions in Arizona
    According to research from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, U.S. states with more relaxed gun laws tend to have higher rates of gun violence. Back in 2012, a study comparing gun violence throughout the United States concluded that…
  • Apr 22

    Maryland Becomes Latest State to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana

    Maryland Becomes Latest State to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana
    Citizens who consume cannabis in Maryland will no longer serve any type of jail time. Instead, marijuana users caught possessing only small amounts of the plant will be fined; there will be no arrest, no criminal record, and no incarceration.…
  • Apr 21

    Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence

    Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence
    Hip-hop icon Flavor Flav was arrested in 2012 for domestic violence when the police were called to his Las Vegas home due to an argument that occurred between the former rapper and his longtime girlfriend’s son. Flavor Flav apparently…
Rank this Week: 1621

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Apr 23

    Do Prosecutors Have to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence to the Defense?

    Do Prosecutors Have to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence to the Defense?
    What is a prosecutor’s duty to disclose evidence? In criminal cases the State has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime being charged.  The State can only satisfy its burden if it…
  • Apr 1

    What is a Terry Stop and Frisk?

    What is a Terry Stop and Frisk?
    In 1968 the United States Supreme Court decided the case Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1. From that case is what came to be known as the Terry Stop Exception to the Fourth Amendment.  This exception permits a policeman who lacks…
  • Mar 25

    Do I have to Pay to Stay in Jail?

    Do I have to Pay to Stay in Jail?
    Getting accused of a crime is not cheap.  Take a DUI for example.  When you get arrested your car gets impounded.  You have to pay for your vehicle to be towed and impounded.  You have to hire a lawyer.  If ……
Rank this Week: 4873

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/
  • Apr 23

    Success Story - Court Collaboration

    Success Story - Court Collaboration
    Bronx Community Solutions is often able to provide special attention to cases that would otherwise be at risk of falling through the cracks of the criminal justice system. The following success story shows how BCS staff was able to…
  • Apr 22

    BCS Completes ADP Mural Project

    BCS Completes ADP Mural Project
    I am very excited to share that on Saturday, April 12 and Saturday April 19th, Adolescent Diversion Program community service participants, along with Youth Justice Board members, created a beautiful mural displayed on the wall of the BCS…
  • Apr 21

    BCS Facilitates Local Mural Project

    BCS Facilitates Local Mural Project
    BCS Community Service clients painting over graffitiThe finished product, a blank canvasOn April 10, on the first day after a harsh winter season, we started a project painting over graffiti on a barricade near the Bronx river.…
Rank this Week: 1541

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Apr 23

    What does the McCutcheon ruling mean for me as a political donor?

    What does the McCutcheon ruling mean for me as a political donor?
    In the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the US Supreme Court heard arguments related to the long standing contribution cap on how much money an individual can give to all federal candidates, political parties, and political…
  • Apr 23

    Do I have to give statements in a criminal investigation if I haven’t been arrested?

    Do I have to give statements in a criminal investigation if I haven’t been arrested?
    No, and more importantly, if you are the target of a criminal investigation, you should avoid answering questions to the police without capable legal representation at your side. We work with clients all the time who agreed to be…
  • Apr 10

    What Happens If I’m Caught Receiving Marijuana Through The Mail?

    What Happens If I’m Caught Receiving Marijuana Through The Mail?
    Now that two states have legalized marijuana and many more allow various approaches to Medical Marijuana, you may feel like it’s pretty safe to ask a friend in Denver or Seattle to mail you some pot. This is a big mistake. Whether you…
Rank this Week: 1740

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Anonymous “Tips” Now Enough to Stop Drivers for DUI

    Anonymous “Tips” Now Enough to Stop Drivers for DUI
    The U.S. Supreme Court has done it again. Yesterday, in a typical 5-4 decision, the Court held that an anonymous tip — an unidentified call with absolutely no indication of truth or reliability — was sufficient to justify police…
  • Apr 23

    The Use of Dash Cams in DUI Stop

    The Use of Dash Cams in DUI Stop
  • Apr 17

    Welcome to Our Guest Blogger, Jon Ibanez!

    Welcome to Our Guest Blogger, Jon Ibanez!
    I have the pleasure to announce that our recent guest blogger, Jon C. Ibanez, will become a regular contributor to DUIblog.   A graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an honors graduate of Western State University…
Rank this Week: 2526

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4228

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    More Pardons for Federal Drug Offenders!

    More Pardons for Federal Drug Offenders!
    This week the Attorney General, Eric Holder, announced that the United States would be offering more pardons and clemency for federal drug offenders. President Obama wants to make sure that “everyone has a fair shot” at the…
  • Mar 28

    Great Result– Riverside, California Methamphetamine Case

    Great Result– Riverside, California Methamphetamine Case
    1.5 kilos of methamphetamine and no jail time! V.R was stopped along the Interstate 15 corridor where agents encountered 1.5 kilos of methamphetamine in her purse. It is curious how the agents call the major freeway I-15 a…
  • Mar 25

    San Diego Caso Federal de Drogas-Victoria!

    San Diego Caso Federal de Drogas-Victoria!
    El 21 de marzo de 2014 los abogados de defensa criminal Russell Babcock y Ryan Mardock presenciaron la sentencia en el caso de R.G; nuestro cliente había sido acusado de ayudar al transporte de miles de kilos de marihuana de un…
Rank this Week: 4689

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 23

    Curt Clawson Hits Right Tone, Not Just for SWFL but the Nation

    Curt Clawson Hits Right Tone, Not Just for SWFL but the Nation
    On April 22, in a special primary election in Southwest Florida, Republican voters selected Curt Clawson as their nominee for the June 24th special election for the United States Congress.  The campaign waged against Clawson…
  • Apr 16

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo
    The buyer in a real estate transaction certainly is advised to do their “due diligence” in making the decision to complete a purchase.  Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying all information…
  • Apr 10

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election
    In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that…
Rank this Week: 1778

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg & Box, LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?
    The Cannabis Control Act states, "It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis" (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, "Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES
    The penalties and fines for possession, distribution, growing, and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis span a range from probation to 30 years in prison. When you are charged with any crime relating to cannabis, you should consult…
  • Oct 8

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS
    You are prepared to try your client's DUI case. You are looking forward to the trial because you've got a good case and you are confident of a not guilty verdict. Suddenly, the State offers a plea to dismiss the DUI if your client pleads…
Rank this Week: 3473

Illinois DUI

Illinois DUI

Covers Illinois DUI law, including penalties, evidence (breath, blood and urine testing), and defenses. By Lewis B. Gainor.

http://www.illinoisdui.us/
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving
    The nation’s highest court gave police broad powers to stop vehicles based on anonymous tips in a recent opinion. In the Navarette v. California case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police can pull over a vehicle based…
  • Apr 1

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail
    Drive too fast and you might go to jail. No, seriously. And if you have been pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper, you may have been told the same thing. Under a new law in Illinois, speeding 35 MPH over the posted limit is a Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36
    For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s…
Rank this Week: 4494

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Legislature Passes “All-Offender” Ignition Interlock Legislation

    Legislature Passes “All-Offender” Ignition Interlock Legislation
    Ignition interlock devices prevent drivers who have been convicted of DUI from being able to start their cars. While advocates hope that the measure prevents future drunk driving, the new law could signal harsher penalties for all drunk…
  • Apr 23

    Legislature Passes “All-Offender” Ignition Interlock Legislation

    Legislature Passes “All-Offender” Ignition Interlock Legislation
    Ignition-interlock devices prevent drivers who have been convicted of DUI from being able to start their cars. While advocates hope that the measure prevents future drunk driving, the new law could signal harsher penalties for all drunk…
  • Apr 20

    Harsh DUI Penalties in Alabama

    Harsh DUI Penalties in Alabama
    In Birmingham and nationwide, law enforcement teams are working aggressively to target, catch and penalize drunk drivers. While the intention is to prevent and curb drunk driving, the impact can be wide-reaching, changing the lives of those…
Rank this Week: 4266

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/
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court Rules that Anonymous Tip Provides Reasonable Suspicion of Impaired Driving

    Supreme Court Rules that Anonymous Tip Provides Reasonable Suspicion of Impaired Driving
    The Supreme Court just decided a case that significantly changes North Carolina law regarding whether a traffic stop can be made based on an anonymous 911 call alleging bad driving. The case is Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. __ (2014). The…
  • Apr 22

    Spring Break Sentencing Reading List

    Spring Break Sentencing Reading List
    I was on spring break last week, which meant I had lots of time for uninterrupted reading while my kids entertained themselves at the pool. Okay, maybe not. Despite being on the go, I made time to read three new publications from the North…
  • Apr 21

    Statutorily Mandated Sentences: An Exception to G.S. 15A-1335

    Statutorily Mandated Sentences: An Exception to G.S. 15A-1335
    G.S. 15A-1335 provides that when a conviction or sentence imposed in superior court has been set aside on direct review or collateral attack, the court may not impose a new sentence for the same offense, or for a different offense based on…
Rank this Week: 3746

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Can Restitution from A Past Maryland Case Be Applied to Your New Criminal Case?

    Can Restitution from A Past Maryland Case Be Applied to Your New Criminal Case?
    You may be wondering whether a separate Maryland criminal case can have repercussions in your current criminal case. The older case can impact how you are sentenced in a current case. However, the penalties in the earlier case cannot be…
  • Apr 10

    Late Discovery of Impeachment Evidence in Maryland

    Late Discovery of Impeachment Evidence in Maryland
    What happens when a criminal defendant learns that an expert who testified against him does not have the credentials he claimed to have at trial? In an interesting recent case a defendant discovered that a ballistics expert had…
  • Apr 3

    Negligent Homicide in Maryland

    Negligent Homicide in Maryland
    In a recent case a Maryland appellate court considered a case in which a defendant was convicted of criminally negligent manslaughter, reckless driving and more. The defendant was a commercial tractor-trailer driver who got lost on the…
Rank this Week: 1616

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

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

    Justice Deptartment to Revise Clemency Criteria

    Justice Deptartment to Revise Clemency Criteria
    It has long been known that prison sentences for convictions involving crack cocaine us are disproportionately more severe than those involving cocaine in powder form. In recent years, as our criminal defense lawyers know, the Obama…
  • Apr 21

    The Significance of Hall v. Florida

    The Significance of Hall v. Florida
    As we get closer to summer, our South Florida criminal defense attorneys know that Supreme Court decisions are just around the corner. In the coming months, we expect to hear a ruling on the case of Hall v. Florida, in which the defendant and…
  • Apr 20

    Incrimination via Instagram

    Incrimination via Instagram
    Our South Florida criminal defense lawyers know that your presence on the internet has a powerful impact on your reputation; what you write, post and who you "like" or "follow" can lead to judgments about who you are and what you do.…
Rank this Week: 945

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    DUI in San Diego Resulting in Fatal Crash, Killing Two Young Adult

    DUI in San Diego Resulting in Fatal Crash, Killing Two Young Adult
    On April 19, in San Diego, 26-year-old Mario Castaneda-Carranza made a horrible decision that cost him the lives of his friends. He chose to operate his vehicle, a '97 Nissan Sentra, under the influence of alcohol. It's surprising he chose to…
  • Apr 19

    San Diego Cab Driver Dies, Victim of Two Consecutive Hit-and-Run

    San Diego Cab Driver Dies, Victim of Two Consecutive Hit-and-Run
    Early this morning around 2am, tragedy struck as a San Diego cab driver's taxi was impaled by another driver going the wrong way in southbound lanes on interstate 5. The reckless driver did not stop and successfully fled the scene in an…
  • Apr 14

    A San Diego Architect Killed Outside His Home by Employee

    A San Diego Architect Killed Outside His Home by Employee
    A neighbor called 911 after she heard the sounds of a dangerous altercation outside of the home of Graham Downes, a San Diego architect. When police arrived, they found a bloody scene of violence - Downes laying unresponsive on the ground…
Rank this Week: 4416

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/
  • Apr 23

    Fourth Amendment Drunk Driving Case Decided By SCOTUS

    Fourth Amendment Drunk Driving Case Decided By SCOTUS
    The Supreme Court handed down an opinion in a Fourth Amendment drunk driving case yesterday in Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490 (Apr 22, 2104) (available here). Writing for the divided Court, here is how Justice Thomas’s opinion…
  • Apr 21

    Ohio Supreme Court Rules on DUI Motion To Suppress Issue

    Ohio Supreme Court Rules on DUI Motion To Suppress Issue
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on a DUI Motion to Suppress issue in State v. Codeluppi, 2012-Ohio-5812. In August of 2011, Officer Ryan M. Young of the North Ridgeville Police Department stopped Ms. Codeluppi on Lorain Road for driving 53…
  • Apr 18

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014
    The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight (April 18th).  The Checkpoint will begin at 7:00 pm and will be located  on W. First Street in Springfield. If you want to receive…
Rank this Week: 1493

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
Rank this Week: 1573

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    NYPD PR Campaign Backfires in Epic Fail

    NYPD PR Campaign Backfires in Epic Fail
    It seemed like a good idea at the time, but it quickly went horribly wrong. In an effort to show the public the community outreach side of the New York Police Department, the NYPD asked Twitter users to post pictures of themselves interacting…
  • Apr 21

    Nationwide Manhunt Underway for Preacher Accused of 59 Counts of Sex Abuse

    Nationwide Manhunt Underway for Preacher Accused of 59 Counts of Sex Abuse
    Law enforcement agents across the United States are seeking 52-year-old Victor Barnard, a religious leader accused of molesting young girls in his congregation. Barnard, who is charged in Pine County, Minnesota, was last seen in Spokane,…
  • Apr 18

    ‘Truth or Dare’ Ends in Sex Crime Charges for Moore Man

    ‘Truth or Dare’ Ends in Sex Crime Charges for Moore Man
    When kids play “Truth or Dare,” the challenges are typically innocent, and dare requires a child to overcome a fear or disgust to complete the challenge. Among teens, the game may take a more sexual turn as they begin to explore…
Rank this Week: 1586

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/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
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Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Apr 22

    Vergewaltigung: Wer ist Täter und wer ist Opfer?

    Vergewaltigung: Wer ist Täter und wer ist Opfer?
    Der Ärger über den Artikel bezüglich einer Studie zur Strafverfolgung von Vergewaltigungen auf Sueddeutsche (und anderen) ist noch nicht abgeklungen. Zu groß war die Ignoranz und Naivität des Autors…
  • Apr 20

    Ich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld

    Ich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld
    Sie sind Strafverteidiger und legen Wert auf eine hochwertige Ausstattung Ihrer Kanzlei, auf hochwertige Details und witzige Accessoires? Dann habe ich – in der Hoffnung, dass Sie das Produkt noch nicht kennen – einen…
  • Apr 20

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 53

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 53
    Errata Der ehemalige Verteidiger von Ulvi K. hat sich nun selbst zu Wort gemeldet; zu: Bezeichnung als Verurteilungsbegleiter wäre noch höflich Interview mit Sebastian Scheerer zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts zu:…
Rank this Week: 1609

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/
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The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Found Not Guilty of Maine OUI: A Case Study

    Found Not Guilty of Maine OUI: A Case Study
    Whenever a prospective client tells me that they think there is no hope for their case and ask “should I just go and plead guilty?” I always say no! When you are charged with crime, you always have a right to present a defense to…
  • Apr 21

    Unified Criminal Docket Court Procedure

    Unified Criminal Docket Court Procedure
    In Maine, both Cumberland County and Penobscot County have the criminal court organized as a Unified Criminal Docket. For these counties, the District and Superior courts were made into a single court. Are you aware of how this change impacts…
  • Apr 20

    A Habitual Offender Case Dismissed

    A Habitual Offender Case Dismissed
    In Maine, a person becomes designated a Habitual Offender (HO) when that person is convicted of three (3) serious motor vehicle crimes in a five (5) year period. “Going HO” means that your license is revoked, or suspended…
Rank this Week: 2037

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and…

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and Procedures in Dayton, Ohio

Covers DUI / DWI and other criminal defense issues. By L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, L.P.A. Co.

http://www.patrickmulligan.com/faqs/
  • Apr 22

    Is A DUI Always A Misdemeanor?

    Is A DUI Always A Misdemeanor?
    No. If you have three DUIs within six years, the fourth one will be charged as a felony. Also, your sixth in 20 years will be charged as a felony. Felony DUIs have mandatory time starting at 60 days. If you or a family member has been…
  • Apr 22

    Can You Always Get Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?

    Can You Always Get Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?
    Driving privileges are almost always granted after a DUI arrest. However, awarding driving privileges is always in the Judge’s discretion and they can be denied–although unlikely. Depending on the number of prior DUI convictions…
  • Apr 22

    What Is The Penalty For Illegal Use Of A Minor In Nudity Oriented Material?

    What Is The Penalty For Illegal Use Of A Minor In Nudity Oriented Material?
    Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity Oriented Material is a crime that can occur in several different fashions. As a result, the charges range from a fifth degree felony to a second degree felony, depending on the facts of the case. The charge…
Rank this Week: 3483

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1918

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/
  • Apr 22

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know
    Here’s a story from WFAA about problems with the DPD field sobriety testing program. Apparently too many officers were failing, and it’s taken on a racial angle of sorts. Dallas police sobriety testing training practices called…
  • Apr 18

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case
    Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? Are you currently a recreational meth, coke or heroin user?  Here is what you need to know.Possession of small amounts (less…
  • Apr 3

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?
    The Dallas Court of Appeals recently upheld a Rockwall County kidnapping conviction. Let’s look at the laws regarding kidnapping in Texas, and discuss the facts that led to the courts decision. Here’s the case- Wilson vs. State of…
Rank this Week: 1525

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Fighting Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega

    Fighting Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega
    A domestic violence charge is one that can follow you around for years. When the court charges you with a felony assault or a similar charge, you must list charge every time that you apply for a job in the future. We know that things can get…
  • Apr 19

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer
    Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the country with laws in place regarding casino markers. Casinos use markers as a way to help gamblers and players keep playing. When you only have a certain amount of cash on you, the casino will extend…
  • Apr 15

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega
    Find Help for Homicide Charges in Las Vegas  Las Vegas courts will only charge individuals with homicide if the court determines that enough evidence exists to prove the charge. Before the court charges you with homicide, the prosecutor…
Rank this Week: 3684

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    An Accused Murderer Represented Himself. Good Idea?

    An Accused Murderer Represented Himself. Good Idea?
    Minutes ago, 42 year old Michel Escoto was convicted of murdering his wife.  It took twelve years from the vicious beating to today’s first degree murder conviction.  Jurors took just 2 1/2 hours to convict Escoto, who…
  • Apr 3

    Judge Not Solely To Blame For Child Rapist Getting No Jail Time

    Judge Not Solely To Blame For Child Rapist Getting No Jail Time
    Yesterday, I wrote about Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden, who made a decision that has resulted in her receiving a number of death threats.  See:  http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/2014/04/jail-child-rapist.html …
  • Apr 2

    No Jail For Child Rapist?

    No Jail For Child Rapist?
    This isn’t a belated April Fool’s post.  This really happened.  A wealthy guy rapes his three year old daughter.  The judge, Judge Jan Jurden, sentenced Robert H. Richards IV, a wealthy du Pont heir, to probation.…
Rank this Week: 903

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein & Lasnetski.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Aggravated Battery or Assault With a Vehicle Could Just Be Reckless Driving in Florida

    Aggravated Battery or Assault With a Vehicle Could Just Be Reckless Driving in Florida
    In Florida, there is something called a lesser included charge or offense which can be a great benefit to a defendant who may be guilty of a crime, but not a crime as serious as the one charged by the state. Most felony charges have lesser…
  • Apr 19

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida
    In Florida, the police are generally not allowed to search a suspect's vehicle unless the driver or owner gives consent to search, the police have probable cause to believe there is evidence of criminal activity inside or there is an arrest…
  • Apr 16

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower
    In Florida, the law establishes what it considers a legal limit for a driver's blood alcohol content. Most people know that the legal limit in Florida in DUI cases is 0.08. If a person blows a 0.08 or higher on the breathalyzer, that does…
Rank this Week: 1483