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Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    McDaniels v. Kirkland, No.…

    McDaniels v. Kirkland, No. 09-17339(7-25-14)(Wallace with Farris and Bybee). Lesson: It’s got to be in the record. The 9th finds no Batson violations when the petition appeal tries to rely on evidence of prospective juror comparisons…
  • Jul 28

    Fong v. Ryan, No. 11-17051(7-25-14)(Timlin…

    Fong v. Ryan, No. 11-17051(7-25-14)(Timlin (Sr. D.J. with Bybee; Schroeder dissenting). Petitioner's conviction for a triple homicide is affirmed. This affirmance is despite the detective lying (no dispute); the prosecutor engaging in…
  • Jul 27

    Case o' the Week: Ninth Not Confrontation-al, Over Hearsay Evidence - Liera-Morales, Testimonial, and Non-Testimonial Evidence

    Case o' the Week: Ninth Not Confrontation-al, Over Hearsay Evidence - Liera-Morales, Testimonial, and Non-Testimonial Evidence
      A mother, sobbing, begs hostage-takers not to kill her son as they demand ransom money and threaten execution.  A tough factual context for the defense, for a Confrontation Clause challenge to her statements.  United States…
Rank this Week: 914

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jul 23

    City Claims Governing Law is Unconstitutional

    City Claims Governing Law is Unconstitutional
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said the Executive Director of the 14th Street-Union Square District Management Association, Inc. and the Fifth Avenue Association Business Improvement District, Inc. (collectively referred to as the "City") move…
  • Jul 22

    The Issue in this Case is Whether there is a Valid Cause of Action

    The Issue in this Case is Whether there is a Valid Cause of Action
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, plaintiff, a former employee of a department store, commenced this action for, inter alia, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, slander and breach of contract, after she was accused of falsifying…
  • Jul 21

    Court Discusses Case Regarding Mentally Ill Defendant

    Court Discusses Case Regarding Mentally Ill Defendant
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, at that time, respondent was at the scene of a drug raid for the purposes of purchasing marijuana. He refused the order of a police officer to leave and was arrested for disorderly conduct. As he was…
Rank this Week: 923

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

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

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 870

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Extradición y condena en ausencia

    Extradición y condena en ausencia
    Extradición y condena en ausenciaAlberto Huapaya Olivares[i]El Tribunal Constitucional emitió recientemente una resolución por la cual rechazó dejar sin efecto la resolución consultiva de la Corte Suprema de…
  • Apr 12

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición
    Foto:Peru21.Si bien se ha dictado una sentencia condenatoria y se ha dispuesto su búsqueda y captura internacionales, el camino a la extradición de Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines no será…
  • Apr 1

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú
    Comparto este correo remitido por la Agregada Cultural y de Prensa de la Embajada de Suiza. Es una grata noticia difundir los 50 años de la Cooperación Suiza.Con tal motivo comentaremos en estos días las…
Rank this Week: 950

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law developments, including in the areas of DUI and search and seizure. By The Law Office Of Nancy King.

http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication
    A recent California appellate court decision of a Placer County DUI case highlights the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication as it relates to driving under the influence. In People v. Mathson, the defendant was pulled…
  • Nov 25

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law
    California voters' overwhelming approval of Proposition 36 - a ballot measure that significantly alters the state's three strikes law - will result in more equitable sentencing and reduced prison costs. In 1994, California voters said yes to…
  • Nov 10

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 932

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 869

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/
  • Jul 27

    Naperville, Cook and DuPage Counties Top Lists in Illinois DUI Arrest

    Naperville, Cook and DuPage Counties Top Lists in Illinois DUI Arrest
    According to data collected by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM), Naperville police officers made 553 DUI arrests in Illinois in 2013. This ranks as second in Illinois, excluding the Chicago area. Naperville has ranked second…
  • Jul 26

    Confessions and Accused Rights in Illinoi

    Confessions and Accused Rights in Illinoi
    Being taken into police custody for the alleged commission of a crime can be a harrowing experience. An individual may be isolated by themselves in a questioning room and forced to stay alone for long periods of time, and some of these…
  • Jul 24

    Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Is it a Crime in Illinois?

    Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Is it a Crime in Illinois?
    To some residents of the state, one of the more nerve-wracking parts of Illinois law is the doctrine of accomplice liability. Under this doctrine, it appears that sometimes being merely present at the scene of a crime may make someone just as…
Rank this Week: 1097

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
  • Jul 16

    Indicted Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was bribed by Overstock.com too

    Indicted Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was bribed by Overstock.com too
    My experience in dealing with former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff goes way back. On October 30, 2007, Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) paid him $5,000 purportedly as a "campaign contribution." Two weeks later, Overstock.com issued a press…
  • Jul 8

    A Felon’s View of White-Collar Crime - Why Society is Very Vulnerable to Fraud

    A Felon’s View of White-Collar Crime - Why Society is Very Vulnerable to Fraud
    White-collar crime is more brutal than violent crime. The actions of one or a few corrupt public officials and corrupt businessmen can affect the livelihoods of thousands, even millions of people. Fraudsters use a combination of persuasion…
Rank this Week: 996

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Why It Sometimes Sucks (And Then Doesn’t…Sorta)

    Why It Sometimes Sucks (And Then Doesn’t…Sorta)
    It’s often hard to explain the little reasons it can sometimes suck being a defense attorney, so I figured I’d strike while the iron is hot and write about something that happened recently. It should highlight one tiny little…
  • Jun 30

    Got That?

    Got That?
    In Arizona state courts, plea agreements are generally simple. Although a few paragraphs tend to confuse most defendants and require a little bit of explaining, they’ll at least set forth a definite number of years in prison, or maybe a…
  • Jun 25

    Government Thug

    Government Thug
    I spent last weekend at Too Broke for Sturgis, a motorcycle rally put on by ABATE of Arizona. ABATE is a non-profit motorcycle rights organization that does some really good stuff, and its members are some of the nicest people I’ve…
Rank this Week: 989

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Die

    Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Die
    Federal District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney held, in an Order filed July 16, 2014, that California’s death penalty system was unconstitutional.  This holding resulted in the death penalty sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones…
  • Jul 15

    You Say You Want A Revolution (Redux) (Update)

    You Say You Want A Revolution (Redux) (Update)
    Scott Greenfield has a post up that has had me thinking all day, even when I’m ostensibly working on something else. And I knew I wanted to try to blog today — I’ve been upset at myself for letting my blog go untended for…
  • Jul 14

    Likelihood Ratios in Attorney Marketing

    Likelihood Ratios in Attorney Marketing
    This post is a bit outside my normal range of writing. I usually leave this sort of thing to others, like Scott Greenfield, who frequently complains about things like this, saying: [O]ne need not worry about legal competence when, with a…
Rank this Week: 1014

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Jul 10

    5 Year Disorderly Conduct Conviction

    5 Year Disorderly Conduct Conviction
    My name is Kimberly and I have three children. Recently I have been applying for clerical jobs, since this is the field I am experienced in. Once an employee seeing that I have a Disorderly Conduct Conviction from 2009 on […] The post…
  • Jun 25

    A “minor” mistake

    A “minor” mistake
    Hi my name is Shane, when I was a young nineteen year old minor I made the mistake of drinking and driving. I was given the maximum deferred sentence and community service hours. During my time doing community service with […] The post…
  • Jun 19

    Money unknown

    Money unknown
    Hello I am Art MBA retired disabled navy vet. on Oct 5th 2014 I was paying a fine for possession of marijuana, at the Polk county probation office, I was 2 months shy of completing my Masters degree, I smoked […] The post Money unknown…
Rank this Week: 990

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Jul 8

    The 12 Steps of a Drug Recognition Evaluation

    The 12 Steps of a Drug Recognition Evaluation
    When people think about impaired driving most people think of the typical alcohol-induced DUI, but drugs are involved in almost as many impaired driving cases.  There are some tests that have been developed specifically to detect the…
  • Jun 17

    Woman Attacks Salt Lake Man With Samurai Sword

    Woman Attacks Salt Lake Man With Samurai Sword
    The Deseret News reports yesterday that a woman in Salt Lake got upset at a man who lived in the apartment beneath her because he complained that she was being too noisy. Rather than quiet down, the woman decided to … Continue reading…
  • May 20

    Increasing Costs in the Criminal Justice System

    Increasing Costs in the Criminal Justice System
    National Public Radio (“NPR”) ran a very interesting story this morning about the rise in court fees and the corresponding rise in defendants serving jail time because they were unable to pay their court ordered fines,…
Rank this Week: 974

Steigerwalt Law Firm Blog

Steigerwalt Law Firm Blog

Covers DUI.

http://www.sdcountydui.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    Pacific Beach DUI checkpoint nets 14 arrest

    Pacific Beach DUI checkpoint nets 14 arrest
     On August 16, 2013 the San Diego Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach. The checkpoint was made possible by a California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) “DUI Mini…
  • Jul 17

    San Diego DUI lawyer discussing Police Increasing DUI Enforcement Near Del Mar Race

    San Diego DUI lawyer discussing Police Increasing DUI Enforcement Near Del Mar Race
    Police will be looking for impaired drivers in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and San Diego starting at 4 p.m., Wednesday.  Police are amping up DUI enforcement around the Del Mar racetrack for Opening Day on Wednesday.  "If you…
  • Jul 12

    San Diego DUI lawyers discussing Teen driver in custody following police chase, DUI crash

    San Diego DUI lawyers discussing Teen driver in custody following police chase, DUI crash
     The California Highway Patrol reports that a 17-year-old is under arrest, suspected of DUI in a high-speed chase and crash.  An SUV full of teens was spotted driving recklessly on eastbound Interstate 8 around 2:00 a.m. Thursday in…
Rank this Week: 1080

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
  • Jul 1

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally
    After almost six years, the Maryland Court of Appeals shuts down a public interest’s group attempt to block the creation of a dairy farm creamery. The court found that the third party group did not have standing because the easement…
Rank this Week: 1032

justcrim

justcrim

Covers capital punishment and criminal law news and resources. By Brian Williams.

http://justcrim.typepad.com/deathpenalty/
  • Dec 20

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    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post
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  • Dec 18

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube
    The coaches and artists pay tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Christina Aguilera , Adam Levine & more ... December 17 , 2012. Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., The…
  • Dec 17

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
Rank this Week: 978

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: 1007

Athletes in Court

Athletes in Court

Covers criminal legal developments in sports. By Davis & Hoss, PC.

http://www.athletesincourt.com/
  • Jul 1

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay
    The recently announced college football playoff system will mean big money for major college teams with some experts guessing that it could amount to as much as half a billion dollars per year in television rights alone.
  • Jun 26

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA
    Last week a federal appeals court decided to decline reviving an antitrust suit brought by two former college football players against the NCAA.
  • Jun 21

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial
    Jerry Sandusky’s defense team finished with their case today without Sandusky taking the witness stand, something some court watchers had expected to happen given the direction of the defense so far.
Rank this Week: 1092

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 1121

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment

    Cost of Incarceration Is Not a Permissible Factor In Deciding Whether To Impose Imprisonment
    United States v. Park, No. 13-4142-cr (2d Cir. July 9, 2014) (Cabranes, Carney, and Droney) (per curiam), available hereConvicted of filing a false corporate tax return, Park was sentenced to three years' probation, including six months'…
  • Jul 28

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error

    Admission of Lineup Identification of Defendant Was, At Most, Harmless Error
    United States v. Reed, No. 13-0359(L) (2d Cir. June 25, 2014) (Jacobs, Calabresi, and Pooler), available hereReed was convicted after trial of various federal charges arising from the shooting and attempted robbery of a rival drug…
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review

    Supreme Court's Peugh Decision Not Retroactive To Cases on Collateral Review
    Herrera-Gomez v. United States, No. 14-1166 (2d Cir. June 17, 2014) (Winter, Walker, and Cabranes) (per curiam), available herePetitioner, a federal prisoner convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, moved in the Circuit for leave to…
Rank this Week: 1147

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

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

    Appellate Court Protects Florida Gun Owners From Prying Doctors and Gun Control Lobbyist

    Appellate Court Protects Florida Gun Owners From Prying Doctors and Gun Control Lobbyist
    How often does the answer to the question, "Do you own a firearm?" make a difference when you visit your doctor because of a sore throat? I'm willing to bet that "never" is the reply that comes to mind for...
  • Jul 23

    Know Your Rights Under Florida Law

    Know Your Rights Under Florida Law
    Criminal defense lawyers in Jacksonville, and throughout the State of Florida, oftentimes find their jobs more difficult because their clients were in the dark about their rights and what to do during an encounter with police. Evidence that…
  • Jul 20

    Unreasonable Search Leads to Big Payout for Florida Woman

    Unreasonable Search Leads to Big Payout for Florida Woman
    A Florida woman, unreasonably searched by being forced to shake out her bra when she was pulled over by a male Lakeland police officer, received a settlement of $25,000 from the city, according to theledger.com. The deal will keep the...
Rank this Week: 1215

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    The police never read me my rights!

    The police never read me my rights!
    First, you should understand what your rights are, and then we can discuss why the police did not read them to you. You do not have to wait for Miranda warnings to remain silent or ask for a lawyer! In Texas you only have to ID yourself if…
  • Jul 26

    A Detective called and wants me to come in for an interview, what should I do?

    A Detective called and wants me to come in for an interview, what should I do?
    So a detective has called you up and invited you down to the local police sheriff’s department for an interview? When you arrive they will tell you that you are free to go at any time, and that they just want to get your side of the…
  • Jul 25

    Texas Lawyers- Volunteers needed to help refugee children

    Texas Lawyers- Volunteers needed to help refugee children
    The State Bar of Texas has a program to help the refugee children in Texas and volunteer attorneys are needed.  Here are details on the upcoming training seminars. DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX Wednesday, July 30: Informational session:…
Rank this Week: 1204

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation

    Wisconsinites Give Criminal Justice System Poor Marks, Especially for Offender Rehabilitation
    We expect a lot from our criminal-justice system, and we don’t seem very impressed with the results we are getting.  These are two of the notable lessons that emerge from the most recent Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin…
  • Jul 22

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available
    The Missouri Law Review has now published the final version of my article, “Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults.”  Here is the abstract: The United States Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 1188

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 18

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing
    A conviction for Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, results in a mandatory revocation of your driver’s license under Illinois law. (625 ILCS 5/6-208) For a first conviction, the revocation is for a year. For a second conviction, five…
  • Jul 4

    High Court decides cell phone search case

    High Court decides cell phone search case
    The United States Supreme Court has the final word with regard to the interpretation of the United States Constitution, including the Fourth Amendment.  The Fourth Amendment prohibits the Government from engaging in unreasonable searches…
  • Jun 20

    No refusal weekend

    No refusal weekend
    If a motorist is suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI),  law enforcement will request breath and or blood tests. There are two types of breath tests that must be distinguished. Before police can make an arrest for DUI, they must…
Rank this Week: 1248

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1135

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
  • Jun 11

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN
    “The Result Was The Wrong Person Was Accused of Crimes She Didn’t Commit” Those are the words and apparent logic of Clay County Sheriff Rick Beesler according to an article in Jacksonville.com.  Ashely Nichole Chiasson…
Rank this Week: 1104

New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers news and developments in NY Federal Criminal Law. By Joseph Potashnik.

http://nycfederaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 1230

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 14

    Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer

    Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer
    By Tracy Manzer, Price Benowitz LLP Senior Editor of Content May 14, 2014 A Georgia man who allegedly struck a police car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then offered the cop a beer has made national headlines this…
  • Apr 15

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor Yet another U.S. state has passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, on April 14, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley…
  • Apr 9

    Maryland Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Tracy Manzer, Price Benowitz Senior Editor of Content Maryland lawmakers on Monday signed off on a number of historic and important pieces of legislation before adjourning for the year, including a bill that decriminalizes possession of…
Rank this Week: 1243

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

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

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

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

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 1254

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona DUI laws, penalties, and defenses. By James Novak.

http://www.phoenixduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing
    "DUI arrests for "probable cause" doesn't mandate that the police officer show a driver was actually under the influence, only that it is probable that he was". A police officer need only have a reasonable suspicion that you have violated a…
  • Nov 28

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle
    How to avoid additional charges, and make sure your DUI stop does not turn deadly Recently a Mesa AZ police officer approached a vehicle and asked the driver if he had any weapons. The driver responded, affirmatively that he did in fact,…
  • Nov 4

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense
    Appeals Court overturns conviction holding that the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant knew or should have known of the suspension. There are several ways to get an aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona. Among the…
Rank this Week: 1148

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 1178

New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal and DWI laws, including blood and breath tests, license suspencions and traffic violations. By John F. Marshall.

http://www.njcriminaldefenselawblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality
      The move towards legalizing online gambling in New Jersey gained momentum this week when a Senate Committee passed S1565, which would authorize casinos in Atlantic City to set up Internet gambling access for their patrons. Specifically,…
  • Apr 2

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade
    On March 15, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly passed A1035, a Bill which seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime of the Third Degree to a crime of the Second Degree. The Bill further seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime…
  • Mar 21

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
Rank this Week: 1262

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: 1261

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law…

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog

Discusses Mississippi DUI and drug law, search and seizure law, and criminal procedure. By Kevin W. Frye.

http://mscriminallawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown
    Today the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced its annual DUI crackdown entitled "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
  • May 2

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint
    In my practice I represent clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, from relatively minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony cases. My clients come from different backgrounds, but a commonality among many is that they are young people…
  • Jan 13

    Ole Miss and Crime

    Ole Miss and Crime
    This week The Oxford Eagle reported on the 2010 crime statistics at Ole Miss.  The Eagle has a pay wall, so the article isn't available for free.  I have excerpted some of the more interesting portions below, and thank Alyssa Schnugg for…
Rank this Week: 1231

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: 1192

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 1221

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

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

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

    District court judge debate videos available

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

    Oral argument mp3's available

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

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 1238

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 30

    Riley and Good Faith

    Riley and Good Faith
    The Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California that cell phones can’t be searched incident to arrest. Jessie explained in yesterday’s post that Riley applies to cases that were pending when it was decided. Does that mean that the…
  • Jul 29

    Riley and Retroactivity

    Riley and Retroactivity
    Last month the U.S. Supreme Court held that under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officers can’t search a cell phone as a search incident to arrest. Riley v. California, __ U.S. __, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014). For background…
  • Jul 28

    When Are Children Old Enough to Be Left Alone?

    When Are Children Old Enough to Be Left Alone?
    The prosecution of a South Carolina mother who left her 9-year-old child unattended in a park several days in a row while the mother worked her shift at a nearby McDonald’s has been widely covered and roundly criticized.  The…
Rank this Week: 1479

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jul 29

    Muskegon Man Facing Rape Charges in Two Separate Incidents Involving 14-year-old Victim

    Muskegon Man Facing Rape Charges in Two Separate Incidents Involving 14-year-old Victim
    Last week, 23-year-old Edward Charles Eubanks was arraigned on charges in connection with two separate incidents in which he allegedly raped 14-year-old girls in his car. According to a news article at Mlive.com, Eubanks, a Muskegon resident,…
  • Jul 24

    Bay City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl Over Four Year Time Span

    Bay City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl Over Four Year Time Span
    On Tuesday, July 22, 49-year-old Joseph A. Howell of Saginaw was arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a young girl beginning in January of 2008, and continuing through December of 2011. According to a news article at Mlive.com, Howell…
  • Jul 22

    Father & Son Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Female Relative

    Father & Son Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Female Relative
    Recently, a father and son from Birch Run were charged with the sexual assault of a young female relative. According to news reports at Mlive.com, 66-year-old Juan Cabello Sr. and 41-year-old Juan Cabello Jr. were charged with multiple…
Rank this Week: 1433

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Nassau County Launches Speed Camera Program

    Nassau County Launches Speed Camera Program
    Last week, Nassau County started installing speed cameras within local school zones.  The first three schools to receive these devices are Plainedge Middle School in Bethpage, Dutch Lane Elementary in Hicksville and Abbey Lane School in…
  • May 28

    (Traffic) Trial By Combat

    (Traffic) Trial By Combat
    I’m a big Games of Thrones fan and am excited to see how Tyrion’s “trial by combat” works out this week.   I therefore could not resist sharing one motorist’s attempt to resolve his case using this ancient…
  • May 16

    NYC Traffic Judge Caught Speeding 70/40 In A Construction Zone

    NYC Traffic Judge Caught Speeding 70/40 In A Construction Zone
    Silive.com reports today that notorious Staten Island traffic judge Brian Levine was clocked on radar going 70/40 in a construction zone.  Levine is the most pro-Police judge in the Traffic Violations Bureau system regularly holding the…
Rank this Week: 1490

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    California driver faces charges after fatal car accident kills 1

    California driver faces charges after fatal car accident kills 1
    Negligent drivers are often the cause of car crashes in California, as well as others that occur across the country. The actions of a driver can have deadly consequences, as was apparently the case in a recent fatal car accident....
  • Jul 16

    Fatal truck accident kills 1 in California

    Fatal truck accident kills 1 in California
    Car accidents can be tragic enough if multiple vehicles are involved, but if a massive 18-wheeler is involved, the severity of the accident can increase rapidly. The size and weight of most commercial trucks can mean that those involved in...
  • Jul 9

    California motor vehicle accident kills 1

    California motor vehicle accident kills 1
    Negligent driving can be a serious problem for young drivers, especially if they are operating their vehicles at high speeds. The lack of experience that new drivers have, combined with the negligent driving, can create dangerous situations…
Rank this Week: 1412

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

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

    Why Tennesseans Need To Retain The Supreme Court Justice

    Why Tennesseans Need To Retain The Supreme Court Justice
    In the upcoming August election  , the most important election is whether to retain the Tennessee Supreme Court Justices . Why is the retention election important ? The battle over the current members of the Supreme Court is…
  • Jul 16

    Do Residency Bans Drive Sex Offenders Underground ?

    Do Residency Bans Drive Sex Offenders Underground ?
    Steven Yoder recently wrote a article of the  same title as this blog post. The central question is do residency bans drive sex offenders underground. Mr. Yoder gives on example where a city in California created a park to drive out 33…
  • Jul 9

    Does the Attorney-Client Privilege Extend past Death ?

    Does the Attorney-Client Privilege Extend past Death ?
    Recently , I was faced with a question of whether an attorney-client privilege extends past death . First , I would like to thank the folks at the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility for helping me on this issue. Rule of…
Rank this Week: 1493

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Agency will retroactively apply new federal drug crime policy

    Agency will retroactively apply new federal drug crime policy
    One of the frustrations in preparing a strong criminal defense for federal drug charges can be the intersection between state and federal laws. If the latter are invoked, federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines may result in much…
  • Jul 22

    Minus 2 Drug Amendment Retroactive

    Minus 2 Drug Amendment Retroactive
    The Commission voted to make the minus 2 drug amendment retroactive to all persons who have already been sentenced and whose sentence was based upon the drug quantity table (career offenders do not get relief because their sentence was…
  • Jul 21

    New rules announced for some federal criminal investigation

    New rules announced for some federal criminal investigation
    Although there can be overlap between state and federal crimes, one notable difference is sentencing. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines may impose more serious penalties than an equivalent offense under Georgia state law. However, an attorney…
Rank this Week: 1339

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/
  • Jul 26

    Massachusetts Gun Reform Bill: Expand Police Chiefs' Powers or Not?

    Massachusetts Gun Reform Bill: Expand Police Chiefs' Powers or Not?
    A lot of back-and-forth has been going on up on Beacon Hill lately over gun reform legislation here in Massachusetts. As usual, the warring parties are gun owners and the gun lobby, vs. gun control advocates. Generally speaking, those two…
  • Jul 11

    The Smell of Marijuana: Sorry, Massachusetts Police: No Ground For Search

    The Smell of Marijuana: Sorry, Massachusetts Police: No Ground For Search
    I don’t know how many times that I’ve blogged about the complete waste of time that police resources and taxpayer money are involved in, when police officers harass people because of marijuana. As a Boston, Massachusetts drug…
  • Jul 5

    Massachusetts Criminals: Try The Groundhog Meatloaf - Here's Why Prison Is Horrible

    Massachusetts Criminals: Try The Groundhog Meatloaf - Here's Why Prison Is Horrible
    Humorous Guest Post by Debbi K. Kickham, www.MarketingAuthor.com I often tease my husband, Boston criminal defense attorney William D. Kickham, about how too many convicts have it "too good" in jail and prison. Ask me my opinion, and I'll…
Rank this Week: 1380

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 25

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned
    Florida's Second District Court of Appeal recently found in Romanyuk v. Florida that a trial court wrongly denied jury instructions requested by the defense in a prescription drug criminal case. The case resulted in a conviction, which per…
  • Jul 16

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop
    Acquiring a new paint job on your car isn't grounds for police officers in Florida to pull you over. This might seem a common-sense conclusion, but it was one recently decided by the Florida Supreme Court in State v. Teamer, where officers…
  • Jul 8

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court
    It's been estimated by the Pew Research Center that some 37 percent of Americans - or more than one-third - own a firearm or have a firearm in their home owned by someone else. While the laws governing their use, sale and storage have become…
Rank this Week: 1281

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Texas State Appeal Court Judge Arrested for DUI

    Texas State Appeal Court Judge Arrested for DUI
    In McAllen, Texas, a state appeals court judge has been arrested for drunken driving following a traffic stop this weekend. After failing field sobriety tests and admitting to drinking five beers beforehand, the judge was charged with a DUI…
  • Jul 18

    Defending Drug Offenses in Plymouth County in light of recent SJC ruling limiting police searches in drug case

    Defending Drug Offenses in Plymouth County in light of recent SJC ruling limiting police searches in drug case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently published an important decision on Commonwealth v. William White, Jr. vacating a trial judge's conviction and ruling that a police officer acted unlawfully when he searched the defendant and…
  • Jun 27

    Warrantless Search of Cell phones declared Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court

    Warrantless Search of Cell phones declared Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court has just issued a landmark ruling banning law enforcement officers from searching an arrestee's cell phone or mobile device without a warrant. According to all nine justices of the Supreme Court, a warrantless search of a…
Rank this Week: 1308