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Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 1029

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont
    The court is satisfied that the court met its obligation to hear the "offer of proof". Defense counsel was twice given an opportunity to summarize the evidence and explain its relevance without restriction by the court. Indeed,…
  • Apr 23

    New York City Penitentiary

    New York City Penitentiary
    The two questions to which the witness claimed privilege were only incidental and collateral and, clearly, the error was not substantial enough to justify a reversal. Furthermore, any error which may have been committed was obviated by the…
  • Apr 23

    Ventimiglia hearing

    Ventimiglia hearing
    During the trial, the defense counsel noted that he had just received information as to the nature of the uncharged crimes which the People intended to introduce during their direct examination of the defendant. The defendant objected to…
Rank this Week: 916

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: 956

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: 999

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: 1012

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Child Killed in Deadly South Carolina Car Accident

    Child Killed in Deadly South Carolina Car Accident
    According to the local reports, an eleven (11) year old boy was killed in a deadly car accident near Pendleton, South Carolina. The Highway Patrol reports that the wreck occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, near the Cherry Street…
  • Apr 7

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School
    A Rock Hill woman was arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”) after she apparently had too much to drink before driving her child to school that morning. According to a police report, the incident occurred around…
  • Apr 2

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child
    A Lexington, South Carolina man, who was accused of killing a 6-year-old girl in a drunken crash, has pleaded guilty to a felony DUI.   He has been sentenced to spend the next 10 years in prison, and pay a $15,000 fine.  It is…
Rank this Week: 991

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    What Happens If I Am Arrested For A 4th Driving Under The Influence

    What Happens If I Am Arrested For A 4th Driving Under The Influence
    In California, driving under the influence is considered a serious offense and the consequences to such a crime reflect just how serious it is. The consequences are set up so that it impacts one's life in such a way as to deter the offense…
  • Mar 24

    What Should I Do If I Am Arrested For DUI In Orange County, California?

    What Should I Do If I Am Arrested For DUI In Orange County, California?
    You’ve just been arrested in Orange County, California for driving under the influence. What happens next? The most time-sensitive matter you need to address is the DMV Administrative Per Se (APS), hearing. You have ten days from the…
  • Mar 14

    Choosing The Right Attorney To Handle Your DUI In Orange County, California

    Choosing The Right Attorney To Handle Your DUI In Orange County, California
    Being arrested for DUI is embarrassing and can cause extreme anxiety, as well as the effect is has one one's day-to-day life. My job is to help you through this long, complicated process. From the DMV Administrative hearing all the way up…
Rank this Week: 1026

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
Rank this Week: 1027

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Ninth Not Crazy for Limitations on Defense Shrink: Christian and Defense Expert

    Ninth Not Crazy for Limitations on Defense Shrink: Christian and Defense Expert
    Hon. Raymond C. Fisher  A shrink finds a defendant suffers from psychosis, has probable delusions, and a borderline personality disorder, but the psych can’t testify as a defense expert on diminished capacity.  Crazy? The…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253…

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253 (4-17-14)(Clifton with Dorsey, D.J.; concurrence by Reinhardt).  How far does a judge have to go to evidence bias at sentencing?  Here, the court approached the line in sentencing when talking about…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202…

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202 (4-17-14)(Fisher with Berzon; partial dissent by Alarcon).  The 9th vacated two counts of sending threats via email because the district court precluded the defense expert from testifying about diminished…
Rank this Week: 881

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 20

    Warrantless Searches of a Home in the State of Illinoi

    Warrantless Searches of a Home in the State of Illinoi
    Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures of one’s property, as well as under Illinois law, law enforcement accordingly is not allowed to conduct a search…
  • Apr 17

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law
    In July 2013, the Illinois state legislature passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which came into effect in early 2014. This law created a system by which the Illinois State Police may issue concealed carry gun permits to individuals who…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
Rank this Week: 1107

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/
  • Apr 18

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sex Offense: Part Two of Two

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sex Offense: Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote about how people sometimes ask me how I can defend clients accused of sex offenses, and of how my answer is always the same: Not everyone accused of a Massachusetts sex offense is guilty. A…
  • Apr 13

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sexual Assault: It Happens More Often Than You Think

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sexual Assault: It Happens More Often Than You Think
    I've said something in particular about Massachusetts sexual assault cases on this site many times, but this time I have some more local and recent evidence to make the point again, so here goes: People will occasionally ask me how I can…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Child Rape Sentence: Judge Was Out of Line

    DuPont Child Rape Sentence: Judge Was Out of Line
    The past day or so, I’ve had several people see me in court and express shock over the discovery of a probation sentence given five years ago, in 2009, to du Pont family heir Robert H. Richards IV, following his agreement at that time…
Rank this Week: 1071

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 895

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Sweet irony: Florida man named "cocaine" arrested on drug charge

    Sweet irony: Florida man named "cocaine" arrested on drug charge
    Talk about bad karma...Florida native Edward Cocaine was arrested earlier this week on felony drug possession. Per the Pembroke Pines Police Department report, Mr. Cocaine was stopped for a traffic violation as he had an obscured…
  • Apr 9

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage
    From the BayNews9 website, a local teacher is facing felony charges after going on an alcohol binge... 30-year-old Keesha Graham will not want to bring this up at her next show-and-tell. The St. Petersburg second-grade teacher was arrested…
  • Apr 4

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested
    A local crime story from the Tampa Bay Times that brings up some interesting questions about juvenile crime versus adult criminal charges. 16 year-old A. Peterson made his first appearance in the Pinellas county juvenile court yesterday…
Rank this Week: 906

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Hard-50 statute ruled unconstitutional under Alleyne

    Hard-50 statute ruled unconstitutional under Alleyne
    In State v. Soto, No. 106,306 (Kan. 2014), the KSC today ruled that Kansas' statutory procedure for imposing a hard-50 sentence as provided in K.S.A. 21-4635 violates the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as described in Alleyne v.…
  • Feb 22

    A View from the Trenche

    A View from the Trenche
    After handling criminal defense appeals for the last several years, I recently transferred to a public defender office.  This move will involve being at the courthouse on a daily basis.  Naturally, that…
  • Dec 26

    Exoneration through persistence

    Exoneration through persistence
    Here is an article on a recent win by Michael Whalen.  Mr. Swenson was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in Sedgwick County in June 2000.  After a long, long procedural history, in February 2010, the Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 898

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Covers decisions and opinions by The Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court of the United States regarding DUI law, Search and Seizure, and arrest procedures. By George C. Creal Jr.

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
Rank this Week: 957

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Is my Georgia License valid or suspended?

    Is my Georgia License valid or suspended?
    You can check the status of your Georgia drivers license 24 hours a day seven days a week. Call the Georgia Department of Drivers Services (GA DDS) at 404-657-9300 and follow the instructions to check the status of your license.
  • Oct 18

    Failure to appear in court discussed by Sandy Springs Georgia Attorney Thomas C. Nagel

    Failure to appear in court discussed by Sandy Springs Georgia Attorney Thomas C. Nagel
    What happens when you fail to appear for court in Georgia? In most cases, the judge will issue an arrest warrant also called a bench warrant. If this happens, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Understand all…
  • Oct 10

    Theft by Shoplifting in Georgia discussed by Sandy Springs Attorney Thomas Nagel

    Theft by Shoplifting in Georgia discussed by Sandy Springs Attorney Thomas Nagel
    There is a general misconception that in order to be charged with the offense of theft by shoplifting in the State of Georgia that you have to leave the store in order to be charged with shoplifting. The crime of shoplifting does not require…
Rank this Week: 886

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Will Florida Change DUI to DWI? Read Florida 2014 HB 299 and SB 1118…

    Will Florida Change DUI to DWI? Read Florida 2014 HB 299 and SB 1118…
    So for the past several years, bills have been introduced in the Florida House and Senate to change DUI in Florida to DWI. So instead of requiring the prosecutor to prove that a person was driving under the influence of alcohol to the extent…
  • Mar 20

    Florida DUI Rules for the Administrative Suspension – It’s Complicated…

    Florida DUI Rules for the Administrative Suspension – It’s Complicated…
    How do you explain the ridiculously complicated new rules for the administrative suspension? The rules have gotten so complicated that I need a timeline. This particular timeline applies to a driver (with no prior DUI arrest) who took the…
  • Feb 13

    Bureau of Administrative Reviews Tampa Office

    Bureau of Administrative Reviews Tampa Office
    So the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) office in Tampa, Florida, is closed today. Although my client was requesting a formal review hearing and was entitled to a 42 day permit after a DUI arrest, that is not going to happen today. The…
Rank this Week: 1113

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    South Florida Attorney Found Guilty of Three Counts of Wire Fraud

    South Florida Attorney Found Guilty of Three Counts of Wire Fraud
    After more than six hours of compelling testimony by convicted and jailed Ponzi swindler Scott Rothstein, a West Palm Beach, Florida federal jury took one third the time of his testimony to find his associate Christina Kitterman, 39, guilty…
  • Feb 1

    Retired Police Captain Faces Murder Charge for South Florida Theater Shooting

    Retired Police Captain Faces Murder Charge for South Florida Theater Shooting
    A gun was discharged in a Wesley Chapel, Florida Movie Theater shocking some patrons into the belief that the events of the mass murder that took place in Aurora Colorado in the summer of 2012 might be unfolding in their own neighborhood…
  • Jan 17

    Former Miami Dolphin Davone Bess Arrested at Fort Lauderdale Airport

    Former Miami Dolphin Davone Bess Arrested at Fort Lauderdale Airport
    During his regular shift on patrol, Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Thomas O'Brien noticed a man "acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down." in a terminal at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.…
Rank this Week: 1001

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Jan 9

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?
    At this point, almost every knows that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing a huge scandal involving the September lane closure of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  He had a two hour press conference today…
  • Jul 30

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported
    Adding yet a further wrinkle to the legal problems facing Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice is that Joe is not a US citizen.  Thus, even if he somehow escapes prison, he would likely be deported.  Story is here.
  • Jul 29

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge
    Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, both of Towaco, New Jersey and stars of Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’  were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank…
Rank this Week: 1082

White Collar Defense Update

White Collar Defense Update

Covers Federal criminal statutes, investigations, criminal defense issues. By Dilworth Paxson LLP.

http://www.whitecollardefenseupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 932

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
  • Aug 22

    Sex Crime Consequences in Texa

    Sex Crime Consequences in Texa
    Texas is known for its tough stance regarding sex crimes. Unlike in other states a person accused of a sex crime such as sexual assault or criminal solicitation of a minor in Texas often is highly likely to face several years…
Rank this Week: 1007

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 863

Plano Criminal Lawyer Blog

Plano Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.planocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Oct 22

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction
    As reported by CBS News, Michael Morton, a Texas grocery store employee who spent almost 25 years in prison for beating his wife was set free after a DNA test showed another man was responsible. Morton's attorney said that the prosecutors and…
Rank this Week: 903

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 1090

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 973

Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Defense Weekly

Covers news and case law for those interested in capital litigation. By Karl Keys.

http://www.capitaldefenseweekly.com
  • Jul 26

    Closing down

    Closing down
    As previously noted we are closing down.  Starting Labour Day weekend this site will automatically redirect to an archive of the website. In response to several emails asking to take over Weekly, I’m not sure yet of the final direction…
  • Jul 21

    Where next?

    Where next?
    As announced in the last edition, the weekly email edition is done.  The archives will be stored in a new site with a “resurrection” of a project abandoned years ago, the “Toolbox,” which is a collection of guides and source…
  • Jul 11

    first edition of July

    first edition of July
    From this week’s intro:
Rank this Week: 867

This is Criminal Justice?

This is Criminal Justice?

Covers Arizona criminal law and justice. By Howard Snader.

http://azcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    What are Your Miranda Rights?

    What are Your Miranda Rights?
    Most people are familiar with the concept of the police having to read someone their rights due to the popularity of crime TV shows and movies. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.  The real issue is whether any statement made is…
  • Apr 5

    How to Assert Your Right to Remain Silent

    How to Assert Your Right to Remain Silent
    If you are arrested or subject to custodial interogation, you are entitled to certain rights that were given to you by the U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona.  The police should “read you your rights”, or what is also known as…
  • Apr 4

    Can You Refuse a Search of Your Car by Police?

    Can You Refuse a Search of Your Car by Police?
    Many people who are pulled over by the police for a traffic violation or any other reason wonder if they are allowed to refuse a police officer’s request to conduct a search of their person and their vehicle.
Rank this Week: 928

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

By The Law Office of Michael Abram.

http://www.delawarecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Committing an Imaginary Crime

    Committing an Imaginary Crime
    Recently Shane Kiser was arrested and charges with, among other things, attempted rape in the first degree. The investigation alleges that Mr. Kiser was attempting to solicit sex with a young boy over the internet. The interesting thing is…
  • Oct 21

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court
    Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court. This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he…
  • Sep 10

    Delaware Police Seizure

    Delaware Police Seizure
    A disturbing trend has emerged recently in Delaware of seizing cars and money at the time of a stop and possibly arrest. Police can, and do seize these items even though there may not be a clear link between the items seized and the crime…
Rank this Week: 875

InternetDrugLaw.com

InternetDrugLaw.com

Features a defense attorney perspective on internet pharmacy, prescription, and drug laws. By Donald Cooley.

http://internetdruglaw.com
Rank this Week: 945

Sex Crime Defender Blog

Sex Crime Defender Blog

Discusses sex crime defense, including laws, regulations, court opinions, important individual cases. By Smith Law Offices.

http://www.sexcrimedefender.com/
  • Feb 5

    WAYS TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

    WAYS TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
    There have been two recent developments which potentially relieve an individual from a duty to register under Maine’s Sex Offender Registration Law, 34-A M.R.S.A § 11201 et seq. “SORNA”). On September 11, 2009, new legislation went…
  • Jan 5

    New scanners break child porn law

    New scanners break child porn law
    No doubt everyone has seen this via Drudge but an intersesting accident at the intersection of security and civil liberties nonetheless:
  • Dec 21

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission has put out a powerpoint presentation that hits a bunch of current topics related to child pornography sentencing and related isses like proper probation conditions, restrictions on internet usage and other…
Rank this Week: 1124

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: 1186

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: 1265

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

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

    Spring Break Drug Crimes Defense in Alabama

    Spring Break Drug Crimes Defense in Alabama
    Spring break season is well underway for college students in Alabama, Florida, and nationwide. While beaches are thronging with visitors, bars will also remain busy into the early morning hours. Due to the party vibes throughout the state,…
  • Apr 20

    Interstate Extradition: Alleged “Hit Man” Held in Alabama

    Interstate Extradition: Alleged “Hit Man” Held in Alabama
    An alleged contract killer is being held in Alabama and now California prosecutors are hoping to charge him with additional crimes. According to reports, the alleged “hit man” was charged with killing nine people in three…
  • Apr 18

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear
    Alabama has one of the highest execution rates in the country, but it is running out of a critical lethal injection drug, which may stall scheduled executions. According to reports, death penalty experts are not sure what the state will do to…
Rank this Week: 1181

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: 1391

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: 1312

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: 1335

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: 1189

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Can you be convicted of both theft and dealing in stolen property?

    Can you be convicted of both theft and dealing in stolen property?
    In Florida, an accused may be convicted of several different types of thefts. Felony and misdemeanor theft are the most common theft crimes that are seen in Palm Beach County, FL. Another crime that the prosecutor likes to charge an accused…
  • Apr 21

    Aggressive Driving can Lead to Aggravated Battery Charge

    Aggressive Driving can Lead to Aggravated Battery Charge
    The driver of a vehicle in Florida can be criminally charged and convicted of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon if the reckless driver purposely crashes the vehicle into another occupied vehicle or into a pedestrian. Because of…
  • Apr 11

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge
    The driver of a vehicle is involved in an automobile crash in Palm Beach County, FL. The driver is injured, but no one else was involved in the accident. An alert motorist calls 911 to report the accident and requests medical care to the…
Rank this Week: 1149

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Apr 22

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop
    Today the United State Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Navarette v. California, dealing with the constitutionality of traffic stops based on anonymous tips. This is a tricky area of law - police need to be able to…
  • Mar 26

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever
    We previously wondered if Minnesota was in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis due to the constantly shifting nature of how the Constitution has been interpreted in DWI cases. There might not be a need to wonder anymore. Yesterday, a…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine
    We've already pointed out the Constitutional Crisis that is brewing in Minnesota. But what are other lawyers saying about the recently minted "Inevitable Warrant" doctrine? Carol Weissenborn is a well-respected public defender and law…
Rank this Week: 1412

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    When the Process Becomes the Punishment

    When the Process Becomes the Punishment
    The process, criminal defense lawyers like to say, is the punishment. Nowhere is this so true as in the low-level criminal courts in Connecticut, known among the cognoscenti as the “GAs,” or Geographical Areas. All criminal cases…
  • Apr 14

    A Primer on Anarchism

    A Primer on Anarchism
    Anarchism is given a bad rap by folks who rarely take the trouble to understand what they are criticizing. Alexander Berkman's classic text on anarchism, The ABC of Anarchism, is a good place to start in educating the ignoratti. Originally…
  • Apr 12

    Green Haven's Legacy Foreseen

    Green Haven's Legacy Foreseen
                April 16, 2024 – Connecticut lost a town last night, but it did not lose either territory or population. Two suburban entities simply merged into a new, larger, town: New…
Rank this Week: 1311

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Better Listen to Mom

    Better Listen to Mom
    Sometimes, these articles answer burning questions, but not today. Questions like "why something versus nothing?" may get answered later. Today, I'm here to tell you what's happening in Florida's criminal courts. As always, I'm attempting…
  • Apr 15

    "I Know My Rights"

    "I Know My Rights"
    If you've lived on Mother Earth long enough, you've encountered a smart-assed kid that (a) has no respect for authority, and (b) knows his rights. So, how do police officers respond to someone that tells them they "know their rights?" As…
  • Apr 11

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre
    If I had a dollar for every time someone called to tell me their rights were violated, I wouldn't have to work; I could just keep answering the phone and make a dollar here, dollar there. Part of my work as a criminal defense attorney is to…
Rank this Week: 1127

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    My Life

    My Life
    My name is Jessie. I live in Tennessee. When I was nineteen years old I was a little wild not having any knowledge of the consequences I’d face. At the age of nineteen I was charged with a schedule two [...]The post My Life appeared…
  • Apr 13

    Florida no land of opportunity

    Florida no land of opportunity
    I am currently a 40 year old African American female. Single and no children. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and psychology. I came to Florida in the early 80′s. I first got in trouble by hanging with the [...]The post Florida no…
  • Apr 11

    Just want my life back

    Just want my life back
    I was charge will a crime of violation of civil right. Which result in a non-conviction and dismissal after completing probation. This have been a nine year process, I have been a active in my church, and other church talk [...]The post Just…
Rank this Week: 1223

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Bathroom Bandits Strike Charlotte Bojangle

    Bathroom Bandits Strike Charlotte Bojangle
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges.”   Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers say that in all their years investigating area crimes they…
  • Apr 15

    North Carolina Woman Charged With Reckless Driving After Ending Up In A Creek

    North Carolina Woman Charged With Reckless Driving After Ending Up In A Creek
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “I was found not guilty of a charge, but my record still shows the charge.”   North Carolina State Highway Patrol officers have charged a woman after her car ended up in a…
  • Apr 10

    Television Theft Takes Years To Uncover

    Television Theft Takes Years To Uncover
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges.”   Usually, you’d expect that if someone had $500,000 worth of electronics stolen from them…
Rank this Week: 1415

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1135