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7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Jul 6

    Ostrich Instruction - Boilerplate Rule

    Ostrich Instruction - Boilerplate Rule
    UNITED STATES V. MACIAS, No. 13-2166 POSNER, Circuit Judge. The defendant was convicted of conspiring to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2, and of conducting an unlicensed...
  • Jun 22

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)
    On June 15, 2015, Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro filed his brief in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Acasio Sanchez. USA v. Acasio Sanchez, No. 15-1356. Mr. Petro represented Mr. Sanchez in the...
  • May 22

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
    One of Chicago’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Criminal defense attorney, Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 4462

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    The DWI Suspect: Lady Liberty's Red-Headed Step-Child

    The DWI Suspect: Lady Liberty's Red-Headed Step-Child
    The State of Minnesota—courts, cops, and legislators—provides more constitutional protection to convicted criminals than it does to drivers arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. You read that right. Incarcerated, guilty…
  • Jul 1

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution
    In early 1944, Nazi Germany (the polar opposite of a country based on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms) was struggling to retain all the territory it had captured since it conquered Western Europe and invaded the Soviet Union. Soviet…
  • Jun 25

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?
    We the People understand and appreciate that law enforcement’s job is to investigate crime by collecting evidence to be used in a criminal prosecution. In the DWI context, an officer’s primary goal is to generate evidence of a…
Rank this Week: 1148

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    The DWI Suspect: Lady Liberty's Red-Headed Step-Child

    The DWI Suspect: Lady Liberty's Red-Headed Step-Child
    The State of Minnesota—courts, cops, and legislators—provides more constitutional protection to convicted criminals than it does to drivers arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. You read that right. Incarcerated, guilty…
  • Jul 1

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution

    D(efense)-Day: Opening a Second Front In Defense of the Constitution
    In early 1944, Nazi Germany (the polar opposite of a country based on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms) was struggling to retain all the territory it had captured since it conquered Western Europe and invaded the Soviet Union. Soviet…
  • Jun 25

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?

    Why get a warrant when you can use a statute instead?
    We the People understand and appreciate that law enforcement’s job is to investigate crime by collecting evidence to be used in a criminal prosecution. In the DWI context, an officer’s primary goal is to generate evidence of a…
Rank this Week: 3674

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/
  • Jul 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Child’s Statements to Teachers Are Non-Testimonial

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Child’s Statements to Teachers Are Non-Testimonial
    On June 18th the U.S. Supreme Court decided Ohio v. Clark, 576 U.S. __, 135 S. Ct. 2173 (2015), holding that a child abuse victim’s statements to his preschool teachers were non-testimonial under the Crawford confrontation clause…
  • Jul 2

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The highly publicized escape of two murderers from a New York prison came to an end this week as Richard Matt was shot and killed and David Sweat was shot and captured. Sweat has been telling investigators about the escape and has apparently…
  • Jul 1

    Proper Procedure for Aggravating Factor

    Proper Procedure for Aggravating Factor
    Not many sentences come from the aggravated range—four percent in Fiscal Year 2013/14, according to the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission. But when you use the aggravated range, you want to make sure to do it…
Rank this Week: 3355

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    How Do Multiple Convictions Affect My Sentence?

    How Do Multiple Convictions Affect My Sentence?
    Attorneys often hear this question—how do multiple convictions affect a sentence?  Being convicted of more than one crime may have a big impact on a criminal defendant’s sentence or “punishment.” This issue comes…
  • Jul 3

    Can I Be Charged for the Same Crime Twice in Different States?

    Can I Be Charged for the Same Crime Twice in Different States?
    This blog seeks to explain two basic concepts in criminal law which tends to lead to significant confusion: double jeopardy, and dual sovereignty. Double jeopardy is a constitutional principle that comes from the double jeopardy clause in the…
  • Jul 1

    Mother and Son Apprehended by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego

    Mother and Son Apprehended by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego
    In a bizarre twist of events, a man named Richard Perillo was apprehended (arrested) by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego recently for a botched attempted-murder conspiracy.  Mr. Perillo and his mother, Renee Perillo, have been wanted in…
Rank this Week: 1804

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 6

    Has any post-Johnson ACCA (or career offender) prisoner litigation now gotten started?

    Has any post-Johnson ACCA (or career offender) prisoner litigation now gotten started?
    The question in the title of this post is my post-holiday follow-up thought in light of my prior posts here and here and here concerning the uncertain (but surely significant) fall-out from the Supreme Court's big ruling in Johnson v....
  • Jul 6

    "Dividing Crime, Multiplying Punishments"

    "Dividing Crime, Multiplying Punishments"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting article by John Stinneford which was recently updated on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When the government wants to impose exceptionally harsh punishment on a criminal defendant, one of...
  • Jul 6

    Did Justice Department during AG Eric Holder's tenure really do "as much as [they] could" on criminal justice reform?

    Did Justice Department during AG Eric Holder's tenure really do "as much as [they] could" on criminal justice reform?
    The question in the title of this post is my (somewhat muted) reaction to a key quote from this newly published Q&A interview with former Attorney General Eric Holder. Let me quote the Q&A passage of interest here and then...
Rank this Week: 1615

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?

    DUI with Injury. Felony or Misdemeanor?
    The DA has the right to charge a DUI where injury is claimed, with either a felony or a misdemeanor. What makes it a felony charge or a less severe misdemeanor is the extent of the injury suffered by the victim. Sometimes it's obvious that…
  • Feb 24

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?
    The jury selection process was dicey. Who among you is open to the idea that the police aren't telling the truth and the Defendant is? A few hands went up. Most just stared at the Defendant wondering why she was going to trial. Who among…
  • Feb 19

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA
    In an effort to stamp out crime, the undercover officer entered the business slowly, looking around for any sign of the criminal activity. He thoughtfully removed a $100 bill and gave it to the suspect. He was directed into the darkness of…
Rank this Week: 4635

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Chairman of Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Arrested for DUI, Seeks Help

    Chairman of Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Arrested for DUI, Seeks Help
    On July 1, 44-year-old Senator Cam Ward, R-Alabaster and chairman of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Ward said on Thursday that he would be seeking professional help after using…
  • Jul 3

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing
    On May 29, 32-year-old Joseph Mauti of Independence Township was taken into custody for allegedly killing his wife, 3-year-old Lindsey Mauti, with a baseball bat. According to news reports at The Oakland Press, Mauti beat his wife and dog in…
  • Jul 2

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case
    In April of this year, 25-year-old Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd in a deserted industrial park. Lloyd was allegedly dating the…
Rank this Week: 3112

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Wiechert v. Florida - Proving Value of Property in Theft Case

    Wiechert v. Florida - Proving Value of Property in Theft Case
    In many Florida theft cases, a key point in determining one's sentence upon conviction is proving the value of the items allegedly stolen. For example, a person who steals less than $300 worth of valuables may be charged with petit theft,…
  • Jul 3

    Fort Lauderdale DUI Arrests Spike on July 4th Holiday

    Fort Lauderdale DUI Arrests Spike on July 4th Holiday
    This Independence Day, travel experts estimate some 35 million people are going to travel by car to BBQs, pools, beaches, parades and firework shows. Many people celebrate these occasions with booze. In fact, authorities say in 2013,…
  • Jun 29

    Report: South Florida Communities May Lower Marijuana Possession Penaltie

    Report: South Florida Communities May Lower Marijuana Possession Penaltie
    A number of cities are weighing local proposals to reduce the penalties for low-level possession of marijuana. The measures would effectively decriminalize possessing the drug in small amounts for personal possession. So far, council…
Rank this Week: 1327

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction
    I’ve recently represented several people in California DUI cases who, after having been convicted, needed to travel to Canada. They were all surprised to learn that traveling to visit our neighbors to the north after a California DUI…
  • Jul 1

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again
    I’ve posted repeatedly in the past about the inaccuracy and unreliability of breath and blood alcohol testing in crime labs.  See, for example, How Breathalyzers Work (and Why They Don’t) and Report: Breathalyzers…
  • Jun 22

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver
    Wallethub.com, a financial services website, has attempted to rank states based on how tough and lenient their laws are on DUI offenders. Wallethub cited a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistic that 31 percent of motor…
Rank this Week: 1817

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    [VIDEO] Virginia DUI – Why Were You Weaving?

    [VIDEO] Virginia DUI – Why Were You Weaving?
    No matter why you may be swerving or weaving, that usually gives the officer enough reason to pull you over, depending upon how severe it was. That’s definitely something that we will need to discuss. Contact me about your DUI case and…
  • Jul 1

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana
    One of the main questions that comes up in a lot of marijuana cases that I defend is that the officer claims they smell the odor of marijuana, and that’s what gives them the right to search. Can you fight that kind of a search? Well,…
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
Rank this Week: 711

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Jul 6

    The E-2 Improvement Act

    The E-2 Improvement Act
    On April 9th, 2015, Florida Congressman David Jolly (R) introduced a bill “The E-2 Improvement Act” that could have a significant and beneficial impact on E-2 Treaty Investor Visa holders whose ultimate desire is to obtain…
  • Jun 23

    Possible Visa Services Interruption

    Possible Visa Services Interruption
    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are…
  • Jun 8

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
    On June 5, 2015, USCIS reopened the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting new H-2B workers with an employment start date between April 1 and September 30,…
Rank this Week: 3549

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1040

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Police Panicking about Drug DUIs as Prescription Drug Use Spikes Across Nation

    Police Panicking about Drug DUIs as Prescription Drug Use Spikes Across Nation
    When you hear a report about someone arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles, your immediate thought might be that the person had been drinking too much alcohol before getting behind the wheel. But other substances can cause impairment similar to…
  • Jul 3

    Recently Elected—and Soon Forced to Resign? [DUI Consequences!]

    Recently Elected—and Soon Forced to Resign? [DUI Consequences!]
    People in big cities have grown fairly accustomed to the shenanigans of their elected officials. A politician’s arrest for a Los Angeles DUI might make the headlines one day, but the story would soon disappear to the back page. But the…
  • Jun 29

    Police Will Remember This Crazy DUI Arrest

    Police Will Remember This Crazy DUI Arrest
    When people are arrested for DUI in Los Angeles, they may harbor the hope that the arresting officer will go easy on them. But it probably won’t help their case if some unpleasant incident—like getting sick all over the back of…
Rank this Week: 4347

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    St Louis Speeding Tickets: What If I Miss My Court Date For My Traffic Ticket?

    St Louis Speeding Tickets: What If I Miss My Court Date For My Traffic Ticket?
    $35 FOR MOST ST LOUIS TRAFFIC AND SPEEDING TICKET!! If you miss your traffic court date (and no one makes an appearance on your behalf), then the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. And at that point, you will need to get the…
  • Jul 2

    St Louis Speeding Ticket Defense: How Do I Keep Points Off My Record?

    St Louis Speeding Ticket Defense: How Do I Keep Points Off My Record?
    ONLY $35 FOR MOST ST LOUIS SPEEDING AND TRAFFIC TICKETS!! There are two ways to keep points from going onto your permanent driving record in the state of Missouri: 1) get the ticket thrown out; 2) get the St Louis speeding ticket reduced to a…
  • Jul 1

    St Louis Criminal Defense: If I Am Pulled Over, Do I Have To Allow The Police To Search My Car?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: If I Am Pulled Over, Do I Have To Allow The Police To Search My Car?
    MOST MISDEMEANOR CHARGES CAN BE HANDLED FOR ONLY $375   No, you do not have to allow the police officer to search your vehicle. There are only certain circumstances under which an officer of the law may search your car (and a couple of…
Rank this Week: 2667

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/
  • Jul 6

    Drug DUI Defendants Take Note: Pot Can Linger in Your Body for Day

    Drug DUI Defendants Take Note: Pot Can Linger in Your Body for Day
    Police use relatively simple tests to determine whether or not to charge someone with a DUI in Los Angeles. If a motorist’s blood alcohol content measures higher than .08 percent on a breathalyzer or blood test, that person will likely…
  • Jul 3

    TV Anchors Making DUI News [Themselves]

    TV Anchors Making DUI News [Themselves]
    When you report the news—whether you’re describing a fire in Chicago or a high-profile arrest for DUI in Los Angeles—you don’t want to end up as a story on the 6 p.m. broadcast. But that’s just what’s…
  • Jun 29

    Police and the DUI Driver and the City

    Police and the DUI Driver and the City
    Police officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers whom they can charge with a DUI in Los Angeles. So the last thing that impaired motorists usually want to do is to call attention to themselves and their driving. But in two recent…
Rank this Week: 1172

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/
  • Jul 6

    Calling it “Too Late and Too Little,” Judge Rakoff Rejects Rajat Gupta’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    Calling it “Too Late and Too Little,” Judge Rakoff Rejects Rajat Gupta’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    Judge Jed Rakoff rejected Rajat Gupta’s motion to vacate his conviction on insider trading charges last week. Gupta had argued that the court improperly instructed the jury that it could find Gupta guilty without proof that he…
  • Jul 2

    Hoskins Moves to Dismiss FCPA Conspiracy Charge

    Hoskins Moves to Dismiss FCPA Conspiracy Charge
    Former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins is continuing his efforts to chip away at FCPA charges filed against him by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Connecticut. As explained in prior posts, Hoskins has tried to defeat the…
  • Jul 1

    SEC Uses New Data-Driven Techniques to Identify Alleged Cherry-Picking

    SEC Uses New Data-Driven Techniques to Identify Alleged Cherry-Picking
    The SEC announced securities fraud charges this week against Mark P. Welhouse and investment adviser Welhouse & Associates, Inc. According to the SEC, the respondents engaged in a multi-year cherry-picking scheme whereby Mr. Welhouse used…
Rank this Week: 1917

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 6

    FinCEN Reasserts its Commitment to Casino Oversight and Enforcement

    FinCEN Reasserts its Commitment to Casino Oversight and Enforcement
    In a recent post we described a number of steps taken over the last year by the primary federal regulator for casinos – the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) – that should cause casino operators to have Title 31 and…
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint
    On June 25, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Consumer Complaint Database went live to provide the general public with enhanced access to consumer complaints. Since March 2015, complainants have been able…
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company
    Putting the brakes on what it viewed as aggressive debt-collection tactics, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed suit in Ohio federal court on June 17, 2015, against Security National Automotive Acceptance Company LLC (SNAAC)…
Rank this Week: 928

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Federal Sentencing News: Clemency and President Obama

    Federal Sentencing News: Clemency and President Obama
      With over 200,000 inmates in the Federal prison system and a Congress poised to make changes in the harsh sentencing rules for drug offenses, clemency is under consideration by the office of the President. At the time of this posting…
  • May 12

    Federal Sentencing Changes White Collar Punishment

    Federal Sentencing Changes White Collar Punishment
    United States District Courts were, until recent years, required to strictly and mechanically follow the sentencing guidelines propounded by the U. S. Sentencing Commission. With the changes of the past eight years, the Courts have been…
  • Apr 21

    Fowl Play in Kansas City Law Office

    Fowl Play in Kansas City Law Office
    Harry Truman never completed law school but he did attend for two years. He lived a few miles from Kansas City, which recently became renown in the history of lawyers and lawyer jokes. It all began on April 14th when legal secretary Monica…
Rank this Week: 1410

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/
  • Jul 6

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think
    Anne Joseph O'Connell, Shortening Agency and Judicial Vacancies through Filibuster Reform? An Examination of Confirmation Rates and Delays from 1981 to 2014, 64 Duke L.J. 1645 (2015).Richard PierceI thought I had a good general…
  • Jul 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
Rank this Week: 4508

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Updated UJI 14-611 Chart

    Updated UJI 14-611 Chart
    Print out and keep this handy.  All the recent jurisprudence on child abuse and neglect has led to numerous changes to our jury instructions.  This chart is an official part of the jury instructions.14-611. Chart. SECTION 30-6-1…
  • Jul 5

    New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Serious Youthful Offender Case

    New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Serious Youthful Offender Case
    Note to all criminal defense lawyers representing juveniles who are currently representing children charged as a "serious youthful offender":File your motions now in district court reserving your right to argue any remedies our Supreme Court…
  • Jul 4

    Riedel Reappointed to the Public Defender Commission

    Riedel Reappointed to the Public Defender Commission
    Santa Fe New Mexican and Las Cruces Sun-News reporting the matter.Here is Sun-News article.http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_28433378/gov-martinez-reappoints-las-cruces-prosecutor-public-defender
Rank this Week: 2440

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 5

    Dieting with Dignity

    Dieting with Dignity
    In my short lifetime (they’re all short, when it comes down to it), I was taught that eating eggs was bad for you. Then it wasn’t. I was taught that you should eat a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to live a healthy lifestyle.…
  • Jul 4

    Celebrating the Fourth

    Celebrating the Fourth
    In a way, it is fitting that July 4th is the big celebration of American – United States – freedom. As ConstitutionFacts.com notes: July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence…
  • Jun 11

    Insuring That All Lives Matter

    Insuring That All Lives Matter
    Yes, that’s insuring, and not, ensuring, although I believe one can lead to the other. And I didn’t use any hashtag in the title here because, although I know about the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter controversy,…
Rank this Week: 1194

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3237

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 5

    Löschung ungerechtfertigter Betreibungen

    Löschung ungerechtfertigter Betreibungen
    Nach heutigem Recht kann eine Betreibung eingeleitet werden, ohne dass vorgängig kontrolliert wird, ob überhaupt eine Forderung besteht (Art. 67 SchKG). Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 1. Juli 2015 sieht der Bundesrat zwei…
  • Jul 4

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter (EDSB) veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2014

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter (EDSB) veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2014
    Der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) veröffentlichte am 2. Juli 2015 seinen Jahresbericht für das vergangene Jahr. Dieser behandelt u.a. folgende Themengebiete (Auswahl):Wichtigste Veröffentlichungen 2014: (i)…
  • Jun 30

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum
    Das Verwaltungsgericht (VGer) des Kantons Bern hatte im vorliegenden Fall (Urteil 100.2013.247U vom 23. April 2015) im Zusammenhang mit der Kostenverteilung im Rahmen wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen (insb. Ausgrabungsarbeiten einer…
Rank this Week: 1968

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jul 5

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 117

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 117
    und „Vor dem Examen übergaben wir uns“ — Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen,…
  • Jul 3

    Strafprozessordnung (mit GVG und Nebengesetzen)

    Strafprozessordnung (mit GVG und Nebengesetzen)
    Das Strafprozessrecht ist die „Königsdisziplin“ der Strafverteidigung und hervorragende Kenntnisse im Verfahrensrecht sind praktisch unabdingbar. Der StPO-Handkommentar von Meyer-Goßner / Schmitt ist ein wertvolles und…
  • Jun 29

    Generalstaatsanwalt kämpft mit „Schaum vor dem Mund“

    Generalstaatsanwalt kämpft mit „Schaum vor dem Mund“
    Der Ministerpräsident von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern heißt Erwin Sellering und er hat zwei Probleme: Eines heißt Helmut Trost und ist Generalstaatsanwalt, das zweite ist die Justizministerin Uta-Maria Kuder. Sie hat die…
Rank this Week: 2068

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 921

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence
      Nothing more patriotic for the Fourth of July than a case upholding core constitutional rights (and a remarkable article advocating for greater justice in our system of criminal law and procedure).United States v. Esparza, 2015 WL…
  • Jul 2

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461…

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461 (McKeown with Kleinfeld and M. Smith) --- The Ninth Circuit held that a district court lacks jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3565(c) to retroactively revoke probation after the probation term…
  • Jul 1

    Two of today's decisions involve a…

    Two of today's decisions involve a question about the proper decision maker in § 2254 habeas cases for the stay-and-abeyance procedure described in Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005).  The third involves a collateral attack on a…
Rank this Week: 2379

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jul 4

    The issue in this case is whether plaintiff is entitled for damage

    The issue in this case is whether plaintiff is entitled for damage
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, by notice of motion filed on January 6, 2011, defendant moves pursuant to CPLR 3212 for an order granting summary judgment in his favor on the issue of liability and dismissing plaintiff's…
  • Jul 2

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    “An insurer's duty to defend is broader than its duty to indemnify, such that an insurer may be obligated to defend its insured even if, at the conclusion of an underlying action, it is found to have no obligation to indemnify its…
  • Jun 29

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, and a third-party action, inter alia, for a judgment declaring that the third-party defendant Insurance Company is obligated to defend and…
Rank this Week: 666

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

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

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Jul 4

    Fourth of July DUI Checkpoints: Enjoy Your Drinks, Just Don’t Drive Afterward

    Fourth of July DUI Checkpoints: Enjoy Your Drinks, Just Don’t Drive Afterward
    This weekend is a holiday, which means there’ll be barbeques, parties, fun, beer…and DUI checkpoints. What Are DUI Checkpoints? A DUI checkpoint is a station where law enforcement will pull over every vehicle on the road.…
  • Jun 27

    Cyberstalkers: You Can Type, But You Can’t Always Hide

    Cyberstalkers: You Can Type, But You Can’t Always Hide
    What Is Cyberstalking? Cyberstalking is an online, or electronic, attack on another person that is intended to exact control or revenge, harass, humiliate, and/or frighten that person, and sometimes his/her loved ones as well. Often…
  • Jun 14

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Be a Victim

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Be a Victim
    What Is a “Copyright Troll”? It’s a pejorative term for a party (for example, a company that buys or owns copyrights) who aggressively enforces its owned copyrights through threat of litigation. These companies use frivolous…
Rank this Week: 3371

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court OK’s Intermittently Working Lethal Injection Drug

    Supreme Court OK’s Intermittently Working Lethal Injection Drug
    Earlier this week the United States Supreme Court upheld a ruling allowing the use of Midazolam, a drug that causes deep unconsciousness in those sentenced to death by lethal injection. Subsequent to Midazolam, a second and third injection…
  • Jul 2

    Laguna Beach Dog Walkers to Watch for Neighborhood Crime

    Laguna Beach Dog Walkers to Watch for Neighborhood Crime
    Dog walkers in Laguna Beach will have another duty to perform aside from walking the canines and picking their poop. Soon they could become the neighborhood’s eyes and ears when it comes to spotting suspicious people. The Laguna Beach…
  • Jun 25

    Orange County Attorney to Serve Time for Laundering Money for Local Drug Dealer

    Orange County Attorney to Serve Time for Laundering Money for Local Drug Dealer
    One local attorney now probably wishes he thought twice before he agreed to befriend a local drug kingpin. On Monday United States District Court Judge James V. Selna sentenced Richard Brizendine to spend 3 months in prison and serve 2…
Rank this Week: 3082

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    WHO IS PROTECTING OUR CONSTITUTION NOW?

    WHO IS PROTECTING OUR CONSTITUTION NOW?
    It’s Independence Day. We’re celebrating our freedom, and we’re celebrating everything which makes the U.S.A. a great nation. One thing which makes this nation great is it’s ultimately governed by laws, not people. The…
  • Jun 27

    STOP FOR MINOR OFFENSE OUTSIDE OFFICER’S JURISDICTION IS UNLAWFUL

    STOP FOR MINOR OFFENSE OUTSIDE OFFICER’S JURISDICTION IS UNLAWFUL
    Suppose you are driving around Columbus on I-270 and an officer pulls you over for speeding. The officer gets out of his cruiser and walks up to your car. When the officer reaches your window, you see on his uniform he is from the Cincinnati…
  • Jun 13

    SHOULD ALL VEHICLES BE EQUIPPED WITH ALCOHOL SENSORS?

    SHOULD ALL VEHICLES BE EQUIPPED WITH ALCOHOL SENSORS?
    How frustrating would it be if your car won’t start because you recently used mouthwash, put on cologne, or ate a cinnamon roll? That frustration could be real if the federal government ultimately requires alcohol sensors in cars.…
Rank this Week: 2054

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1668

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    FREQUENT JURY ARGUMENT QUESTIONS IN DALLAS AREA

    FREQUENT JURY ARGUMENT QUESTIONS IN DALLAS AREA
    I often hear defendants and trial lawyers in Dallas complaining about things that prosecutors in have said during closing argument (in Dallas, Tarrant County/Fort Worth, Collin County, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall) in cases ranging from…
  • Jun 26

    COMMON DEADLY WEAPON FINDING QUESTIONS

    COMMON DEADLY WEAPON FINDING QUESTIONS
    A question that comes up in the majority of contested felony cases outside of the drug and child abuse contexts, at least as cases that go to trial in the Dallas courts, is whether a deadly weapon was involved. This factor is also very…
  • Jun 20

    SPECIFIC INTENT TO KILL FOUND BY DALLAS COURT OF APPEALS

    SPECIFIC INTENT TO KILL FOUND BY DALLAS COURT OF APPEALS
    The Dallas Court of Appeals earlier this year decided an issue involving the state of mind requirements for capital murder in a case on appeal from a Criminal District Court in Dallas. In capital murder cases an certain other offenses the…
Rank this Week: 3101

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Criminal Issues Associated with July 4th Celebration

    Criminal Issues Associated with July 4th Celebration
    Our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert hope you have an enjoyable and safe July 4th Weekend spent with friends and family. While the 4th of July - which marks the birth of the…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Hiring Rules vs. State Marijuana Law

    Federal Hiring Rules vs. State Marijuana Law
    In many states across the country, marijuana use is becoming more and more accepted; laws in various states now allow recreational and/or medical use of marijuana or have eased the penalties associated with using the drug once criminalized…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Approves Continued Use of Problematic Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Approves Continued Use of Problematic Execution Drug
    Yesterday, in the case of Glossip v. Gross, the United States Supreme Court ruled against three death row inmates who were seeking to prevent the use of a certain lethal injection drug that can cause excruciating pain. The majority opinion,…
Rank this Week: 1316

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Jul 3

    $7.1 Million Settlement in Lawsuit Over Cyclist Death

    $7.1 Million Settlement in Lawsuit Over Cyclist Death
    The family of a man killed while cycling in the Tour de Fair Haven has settled a lawsuit against the race organizers for $7.1 million. The case settled during jury selection. Cole Porter, an avid cyclist, was racing in the … The post…
  • Jul 2

    Texting and Driving

    Texting and Driving
    Here is an excellent essay we received for one of our two $500 scholarships: How can we get people to stop texting and driving? At my high school, I was the president of Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD. The … The post…
  • Jun 30

    Second Lawsuit Filed Against Jenner for Fatal Car Accident

    Second Lawsuit Filed Against Jenner for Fatal Car Accident
    A second lawsuit has been filed in connection with a fatal four-car crash in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway. The February accident resulted in the death of Kim Howe, whose family has already filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The chain…
Rank this Week: 1977

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Jul 3

    PROPOSED ILLINOIS LAW TAKES MARIJUANA OUT OF THE DUI TRACE LAW

    PROPOSED ILLINOIS LAW TAKES MARIJUANA OUT OF THE DUI TRACE LAW
    A proposed Illinois law would resolve some of the conflict between liberalized marijuana laws and their impact on DUI. Under a current Illinois law, known as the “trace law,” you may be convicted of DUI if you have any unlawful…
  • Jun 18

    “BUT I WASN’T NEAR MY CAR!”: THE “DRIVING” IN ILLINOIS DUI

    “BUT I WASN’T NEAR MY CAR!”: THE “DRIVING” IN ILLINOIS DUI
    If you are walking down the street, it seems reasonable to assume that you aren’t in the act of driving. Yet, under Illinois law, you can be charged with drunk driving even if you are nowhere near your car. How … Continue reading…
  • Jun 8

    Can the Police Stop You for Switching Seats in Illinois?

    Can the Police Stop You for Switching Seats in Illinois?
    You and your friend just came from a party. You were driving, but you started to feel sick. You pulled over to let your passenger drive. That’s when the police officer came up behind you. Now you’re charged with DUI. ……
Rank this Week: 1019

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1376

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right
    Anyone who has ever watched a television or movie crime drama has watched a scene where law enforcement officers go to a hotel or motel and find a critical piece of information by checking the establishment’s records. This is an…
  • Jun 30

    Relative Adoption

    Relative Adoption
    It’s very common for family members to temporarily or permanently care for the child of another relative. Nationally, more than 2.5 million children are being raised by family members other than their parents. Often, these family…
  • Jun 19

    Not Driving a Car Doesn’t Protect You From DUI Charges in Florida

    Not Driving a Car Doesn’t Protect You From DUI Charges in Florida
    As the Stanley Cup nears its end, it seems like an appropriate time to talk about Steven James Anderson. Nope, he’s not a little known hockey star. He’s the man who was arrested in February for Driving Under the Influence…
Rank this Week: 668

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: 2771

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    2015 4th of July DUI Patrol - Ghost car

    2015 4th of July DUI Patrol - Ghost car
    DPS unveils 'ghost' cars for 4th of July DUI enforcement. The new 'ghost' cars have police graphics that make them hard to spot when driving. Each holiday weekend DPS arrest 300-400 people for driving while impaired. Last year alone,…
  • Apr 3

    How do I get my license back after an ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension?

    How do I get my license back after an ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension?
    How do I get my license back after the ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension? The ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se suspension is 90 days. The first 30 days there is absolutely no driving. If you finish an alcohol screening (1 hour meeting with…
  • Feb 28

    What is an Admin Per Se Suspension in Arizona?

    What is an Admin Per Se Suspension in Arizona?
    What is the Admin Per Se? 1)   When you are accused of a DUI, MVD or the Police Officer will suspend your license for 90 days. This is the Admin Per Se Implied Consent suspension. If you refuse the blood or breath test your license…
Rank this Week: 2877

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    OUI on an ATV in Maine

    OUI on an ATV in Maine
    All-terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs, are popular in Maine for both transportation and recreation. Maine residents and tourists alike enjoy Maine’s ATV trails as a way to get closer to Maine’s natural beauty. Since many ATV…
  • Jul 2

    What does it mean to plead nolo contendere?

    What does it mean to plead nolo contendere?
    When facing a criminal charge at court, most people know you can either enter a plea of Not Guilty, or you can enter a plea of Guilty. A few have heard of another type of plea called nolo contendere, or “pleading nolo” for short.…
  • Jun 27

    What is the fine for shoplifting in Maine?

    What is the fine for shoplifting in Maine?
    The question (what is the fine for shoplifting in Maine?) is one I hear from many clients facing theft charges.  If convicted of a theft charge in Maine, they could face jail time in addition to a court fine, and perhaps even civil…
Rank this Week: 1720

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN

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

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

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime
    A recent article in the Detroit Free Press says what I have been wanting to say about forfeitures, “Justifiable Seizures Or Legal Shakedowns by the Police?” The article makes several observations: -Michigan gets a D- as being one…
  • Feb 20

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed
    This blog is long overdue. In this blog I will attempt to explain the reasons that make it so difficult to get a domestic violence dropped or dismissed. The Prosecutor Represents the People of Michigan or Municipality Where the Offense…
Rank this Week: 2960

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/
Rank this Week: 732

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/
Rank this Week: 2939

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1731