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Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter
    The Supreme Court's historic ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right to marry for same-sex couples is cause for celebration and relief.  It shows what unrelenting activism and struggle can accomplish.  And it shows what…
  • Jun 19

    Racism Deserves A Remedy

    Racism Deserves A Remedy
    The American flag and the South Carolina state flag were lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol to honor the nine African Americans killed in what surely seems like a racially-motivated terrorist attack at Emanuel African Methodist…
  • Jun 17

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act
    Guest post by Tina DupuyIn the wake of the Duggar molestation scandal and now the quirky case of Rachel Dolezal, one thing is clear: We as a public don’t know what child abuse looks like. The CDC estimates that one in four American…
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 456

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!

    I feel like a turtle, on its back, in the middle of the road!
    Two weeks to go – and then another six or so to sanity. This is the way it goes every time I prepare for a big trial. I try to not let it get me but it always does. And my compadres at the office, my blushing bride of nearly forty…
  • May 7

    Pardon our absence …

    Pardon our absence …
    There are times when we are getting ready for trial and there seems little time to breathe, and no time to post to this blog. Now is such a time. So if we seem absent – well we are. But I am reminded today of the value of preparation,…
  • Mar 16

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!

    At Sentencing Your Story May Keep You Out of Prison!
     Last week was a gem. Twice, clients who were almost certain to go to prison when we first started working their cases, avoided that fate. First, in federal court a twenty-year-old kid who pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and…
Rank this Week: 1221

Muncie Lawyer Blog

Muncie Lawyer Blog

Covers law topics such as Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI Defense, Bankruptcy, and Products Liability. By B. Joseph Davis.

http://www.muncielawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege
    Part I: Expungements--Second Chances, use them now! Having a criminal record is not only embarrassing but stands in the way of so many opportunities such as being approved to go on a school fieldtrip with your child or grandchild, being…
  • Jul 19

    WTHR Coverage of Landmark Bath Salts Lawsuit

    WTHR Coverage of Landmark Bath Salts Lawsuit
    WTHR Reporter David MacAnally recently visited with Attorney B. Joseph Davis at our Law Offices to cover one of our newest cases. This Landmark Case is the first wrongful death lawsuit relating to Bath Salts (synthetic cathinones--similar to…
  • Jul 18

    WISH TV Coverage of Landmark Spice Lawsuit

    WISH TV Coverage of Landmark Spice Lawsuit
    WISH TV's Karen Hensel recently visited with Attorney B. Joseph Davis at our Law Offices to cover one of our newest cases. This Landmark Case is the first wrongful death lawsuit relating to Spice (synthetic marijuana) in the United States. …
Rank this Week: 1427

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1085

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

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

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Jun 26

    U.S. Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Legal in All 50 State

    U.S. Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Legal in All 50 State
    In a landmark victory for gay rights, the United States Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a protected right for Americans in all 50 states under the Constitution. In the majority opinion…
  • May 28

    How to Get Something Expunged? Sealing Juvenile Record

    How to Get Something Expunged? Sealing Juvenile Record
    Are Juvenile Records Sealed? Often the answer is no – especially if you or a child are arrested for a serious offense or even felony charges. A conviction is a tough experience for both the offender and family. Teenagers make…
  • Apr 9

    Does Expungement Affect Immigration?

    Does Expungement Affect Immigration?
    There’s both good news and bad news for people with expunged criminal convictions who are thinking of immigrating to the United States.  The bad news is that even if your record is sealed, certain convictions can still prevent you…
Rank this Week: 1344

New Jersey Criminal & Collections…

New Jersey Criminal & Collections Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Elonis v. United States – Watch What You Put on Social Media

    Elonis v. United States – Watch What You Put on Social Media
    A federal statute (18 U.S.C. Sec. 875(c)) makes it a crime to transmit in interstate commerce communications containing threats to injure someone.  Anthony Elonis, who was an active Facebook user, placed posts on his Facebook page that…
  • Jun 6

    Cleveland is the Latest City to Enter Into Police-Related Consent Decree with USDOJ

    Cleveland is the Latest City to Enter Into Police-Related Consent Decree with USDOJ
    Cleveland, Ohio has become the latest city to enter into a consent decree with the United States Justice Department (“DOJ”) concerning the conduct of its police force.  Other cities that have previously entered into similar…
  • May 22

    New Head of Cook County Jail is a Clinical Psychologist

    New Head of Cook County Jail is a Clinical Psychologist
    The Cook County Jail in Chicago is one of the largest county jails in the United States, holding up to 9,000 inmates on any given day.  It is estimated that approximately one third of these inmates are mentally ill.  Indeed, Cook…
Rank this Week: 2307

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

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

http://www.shestokas.com/
Rank this Week: 996

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    FDLE Arrests 42 Sex Offenders for Registration Violation

    FDLE Arrests 42 Sex Offenders for Registration Violation
    In a month and a half-long operation called “Summer Heat,” 42 sex offenders who violated registration laws were arrested. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released this statement: “Operation Summer Heat should send…
  • Jun 24

    St. Johns County Woman Charged with ID Fraud

    St. Johns County Woman Charged with ID Fraud
    A 44-year old Hastings woman was arrested Monday and charged with fraudulent use of personal identification information. St. Johns County detectives apparently began investigating the woman in March of this year when an Ohio woman reported…
  • Jun 18

    Retired Principal Gets 10 Years in Prison for Attempting to Have Sex with Teen

    Retired Principal Gets 10 Years in Prison for Attempting to Have Sex with Teen
    A retired school principal and 911 dispatcher was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday after admitting he tried to meet two teen boys for sex in Palm Beach County. The 64-year-old, who recently retired to Delray Beach from…
Rank this Week: 412

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 25

    Washington has the Ninth Highest DUI Arrest Statistics in the Country

    Washington has the Ninth Highest DUI Arrest Statistics in the Country
    According to a new study, Washington has the ninth highest DUI arrest statistics in the country. The report, produced by Project Know, estimates that for every 10,000 Washington drivers, 49.8 were arrested for DUI in 2013. As Fusion…
  • Jun 12

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Named in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List for Second Consecutive Year

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter Named in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List for Second Consecutive Year
    For the second consecutive year, Dichter Law Office, PLLC is proud to announce that Attorney Jonathan Dichter has been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition of 2015. This exclusive list honors attorneys all over the…
  • May 19

    How Should I Dress and Act in Court?

    How Should I Dress and Act in Court?
    The facts of your DUI case and your choice of representation are the primary determining factors of how your case will go in court. However, those clients who want to do everything they can to ensure a positive outcome can take a more…
Rank this Week: 4109

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2690

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 2711

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Covers Georgia criminal law.

http://www.gainesvillegalawyer.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 1259

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Boston 4th of July Celebrations Too Often Capped With Drunk Driving

    Boston 4th of July Celebrations Too Often Capped With Drunk Driving
    All over America, people are gearing up to celebrate the July 4th holiday with family, fireworks, cookouts and, quite often, booze. Generally, there is nothing wrong with adults imbibing in a few brews at a gathering. But there is nothing…
  • Jun 19

    Report: Massachusetts is Mid-Level on Drunk Driving Prevention

    Report: Massachusetts is Mid-Level on Drunk Driving Prevention
    When it comes to preventing drunk driving through strict penalties, Massachusetts is somewhere right on the middle border. The website Wallet Hub analyzed DUI laws in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia using a key of 15 different…
  • Jun 14

    1970s Actor David Cassidy Convicted of Drunk Driving

    1970s Actor David Cassidy Convicted of Drunk Driving
    Anyone who is old enough to remember the Partridge Family will surely remember former child actor and drummer David Cassidy from the popular television show. According to a recent report from The Boston Herald, Cassidy was sentenced…
Rank this Week: 3305

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 4245

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Jun 24

    Flipboard Spotlight | White Collar | Nice Tie.

    Flipboard Spotlight | White Collar | Nice Tie.
    You may use Flipboard as a nifty way to organize news and media in which you have an interest.  (If you don’t use Flipboard, try it). For mysterious reasons, Flipboard decided to do a “spotlight” on me as a…
  • Jun 18

    Lessons From An Ex-Congressional Lawyer

    Lessons From An Ex-Congressional Lawyer
    Almost two decades ago, I learned several lessons as a Congressional lawyer, some more useful than others.  Here is a 59-second summary of the better lessons. Let’s go over a few more lessons that might be useful, should you or…
  • May 28

    FIFA Indictments and the Notion of Global Compliance

    FIFA Indictments and the Notion of Global Compliance
    In an article by Joel Schectman for the Wall Street Journal and its “Morning Risk Report,” Jack Sharman is interviewed about the idea of a global compliance regime in light of the recent indictments of FIFA officials: Jackson…
Rank this Week: 2270

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • Jun 24

    Gov Abbott Signs New Ignition Interlock Bill Into Law–Tougher Laws for People Facing DWI

    Gov Abbott Signs New Ignition Interlock Bill Into Law–Tougher Laws for People Facing DWI
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 By Bo Kalabus As of September 1, 2015, Texas will require ignition interlock devices installed on vehicles driven by individuals…
  • Jun 7

    McKinney Texas Cop Pulls Gun on Black Kids at Pool Party

    McKinney Texas Cop Pulls Gun on Black Kids at Pool Party
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 The McKinney, Texas officer placed on leave after pulling his gun on unarmed teenagers has been identified as as…
  • May 22

    Recent Case Win: DWI 2ND-Not Guilty

    Recent Case Win: DWI 2ND-Not Guilty
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 Client was charged with a DWI 2nd.  Client was offered a breath test and refused.  The DPS Trooper did not secure a…
Rank this Week: 3882

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Hoffman Firm.

http://www.miamicriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2583

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jun 24

    USEPA Video

    USEPA Video
    The USEPA Criminal Enforcement Division has several videos that are available on the USEPA YouTube Channel. http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal-enforcement-videos The various videos are informative as to the various functions undertaken…
  • Jun 17

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie
    The USEPA does have set priorities for its enforcement programs. If you have ever wondered what they were, here are the current priorities, both nationally and for Region VI. The National Enforcement Initiatives are also the Office of…
  • Jun 12

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??
    One of the common RCRA criminal violations is the poor management practices surrounding the handling of hazardous waste containers. And one of the easiest to overlook is the storing of hazardous waste containers for over-ninety (90) days…
Rank this Week: 2902

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 24

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate

    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate
    A Good Lawyer Knows the Law, A Great Lawyer Knows How to Negotiate When I graduated from law school about 20 years ago one of my friends thought they would be funny and bought me a new coffee mug that said: "A good lawyer knows the law, a…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device

    Don't Steel Watches Equipped with GPS Tracking Device
    Don't Steel Watches Equipped With GPS Tracking Devices Ten men were arrested yesterday after what police describe as a movie-like robbery in the Korea Town area of Los Angeles. The men stormed into a jewelry store armed with guns and sledge…
  • Jun 22

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License

    Don't Evade Police When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License
    Don't Evade Police Even When you are Drunk or Don't Have a License I hear a lot of similar stories when it comes to clients being arrested for evading law enforcement. Why didn't you stop? I was scared because my license was suspended or I…
Rank this Week: 1307

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal
    The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Nepal living in the United States of America on/prior to June 24th, 2015. Due to the devastating…
  • Jun 5

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer
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  • May 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!
    BIA Decision Allows 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers for Adjustees On May 18, 2015 the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in Matter of Agour, 26 I & N Dec. 655 (BIA 2015) confirming that the old waiver under INA…
Rank this Week: 3269

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Criminal Defense Attorney Baltimore County

    Criminal Defense Attorney Baltimore County
    Arrested? Charged with a crime in Baltimore County, then you need to contact a criminal defense attorney Baltimore County.  Call attorney Randolph Rice at (410) 288-2900 or email his office for immediate legal help. Criminal Defense…
  • Jun 22

    Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ocean City

    Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ocean City
    Have you been charged with a crime in Ocean City, Maryland?  You need to contact a criminal defense lawyer in Ocean City Maryland.  Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 or email the office for…
  • Jun 15

    DUI in Baltimore County

    DUI in Baltimore County
    We know DUI in Baltimore County, Maryland.  We know how the Judges decide DUI cases in Baltimore County, we know how prosecutors go after DUI charges and we know the procedure for a DUI in Baltimore County. If you are arrested for DUI in…
Rank this Week: 2634

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/
  • Jun 23

    Threatening to Commit a Crime is a Crime Itself

    Threatening to Commit a Crime is a Crime Itself
    Many people in Massachusetts underestimate the power that making a threat can have. Most people think that a threat is just words and that it is okay to make idle threats when you are mad. However, Massachusetts law enforcement takes…
  • Jun 19

    Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction for Fatal Asthma Attack

    Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction for Fatal Asthma Attack
    Early this month, a Boston man was convicted for involuntary manslaughter for the death of a victim who died from a fatal asthma attack, wbur.com reports. In January of 2012, Michael Stallings, 26 years old, instigated a shooting on a group…
  • Jun 10

    Let’s Talk Money: The Cost of a DUI

    Let’s Talk Money: The Cost of a DUI
    A DUI is not something you are charged with everyday. In fact, many people who get a DUI are first-time offenders who really have no idea what the cost of a DUI conviction is. Not only are there long-lasting repercussions to your reputation,…
Rank this Week: 4172

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 1797

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/
  • Jun 23

    Over 240 Arrested in Major Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Over 240 Arrested in Major Health Care Fraud Sweep
    Several federal agencies, working together, announced a major nationwide health care fraud sweep which resulted in the arrests of almost 250 people. Among those arrested were physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, who were all accused of…
  • Jun 18

    New Illinois Law Would Grant Amnesty to Underage Drinkers Seeking Medical Help

    New Illinois Law Would Grant Amnesty to Underage Drinkers Seeking Medical Help
    In Illinois, it is against the law for anyone under the age of 21-years-old to consume, be in possession of, or deliver alcohol. Depending on the nature of the violation – as well as the charging agency – anyone found ……
  • Jun 10

    Speeding in Illinois Road Construction Zone

    Speeding in Illinois Road Construction Zone
    Along with the warm weather comes road construction. Whether it is a road requiring repair from the ravages of winter weather, or the expansion of an existing roadway, Illinois drivers can count on seeing the orange cones all over the…
Rank this Week: 2148

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Possible Visa Services Interruption

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

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

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

    Peek and Toland quoted in Texas Lawyer

    Peek and Toland quoted in Texas Lawyer
    Peek and Toland PLLC partner Stephen Toland is quoted in the June 1 issue of Texas Lawyer on a case regarding fiduciary civil and criminal claims. At Peek and Toland PLLC we provide legal representation to a wide array of clients in criminal…
Rank this Week: 2951

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC.

http://www.missouricriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    The Federal Lawyer – Handling the Untouchables- Sex Offenses in a Modern Age

    The Federal Lawyer – Handling the Untouchables- Sex Offenses in a Modern Age
    Sexual crimes, including those involving online activities are becoming more and more prevalent.   Federal Sex Crimes involve stringent rules, high penalties, and the complete destruction of one’s personal life. …
  • Apr 15

    The FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER- Making Smart Choice

    The FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER- Making Smart Choice
    Lately, there has been a rush of prosecutions in the area of what we legal practitioners like to call White Collar Crime.  Of course, this term is just the umbrella descriptor for a whole host of federal crimes for which convictions can…
  • Mar 20

    DWI Manslaughter- Getting the Right Representation

    DWI Manslaughter- Getting the Right Representation
    Unlike the run-of-the-mill misdemeanor or even a felony DWI, a DWI involving a death or DWI manslaughter is a charge that should not be taken lightly as it comes replete with serious prison time.   A charge such as this requires…
Rank this Week: 2277

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along

    One Way to Save Money on Your Divorce Proceedings: Get Along
    Most people facing a divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) have heard the horror stories about the cost of divorce proceedings. We have heard and witnessed these stories too. However, in many cases there is one major way to…
  • Jun 11

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage

    Divorce After a Long-Term Marriage
    Divorce (called dissolution of marriage in Washington) after a long-term marriage can be especially difficult.  Families, finances, housing, and emotions have likely become well enmeshed after twenty or more years of marriage.  The…
  • Jun 3

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)

    Petition for a Declaration of Invalidity (a.k.a. an Annulment)
    Annulment is a term in family law that many are familiar with. This is probably partially because of the dramatic circumstances that can lead to annulments (ex. Britney Spears in 2004). Most people understand the term to mean that there was…
Rank this Week: 2595

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Felony charges filed against grandson of rapper, actor Ice-T

    Felony charges filed against grandson of rapper, actor Ice-T
    A grand jury indicted the grandson of 90s rapper turned TV star Ice-T on charges related to an accidental shooting death. He faces a total of five charges, including some felony charges. Although the young man is currently out on...
  • Jun 9

    Georgia driver accused of drug possession during traffic stop

    Georgia driver accused of drug possession during traffic stop
    A Georgia man is facing some substantial drug charges following a traffic stop. Although the driver was initially placed behind bars, he already posted bond and was released; however, his legal battle is likely just beginning. Most people…
  • May 28

    No criminal defense necessary for Georgia veteran

    No criminal defense necessary for Georgia veteran
    When an innocent individual is in trouble and needs help, the vast majority of people in Georgia would likely jump into action to render aid. One community believes that is exactly what one veteran did, although his action ultimately…
Rank this Week: 2794

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • May 11

    Court Discusses Methods of Measuring Intoxication in DWI Case

    Court Discusses Methods of Measuring Intoxication in DWI Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer reports that DWI in NY: Driving While Intoxicated – VTL 1192.3 Driving While Intoxicated is a dangerous habit among the drivers in the country. It is said that it is not just dangerous; the law likewise…
  • May 5

    Court Decides Robbery, Manslaughter Case

    Court Decides Robbery, Manslaughter Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer the appeal by defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Nassau County, rendered May 24, 1977, convicting him of manslaughter in the first degree and robbery in the first degree, upon his plea of guilty, and…
Rank this Week: 4599

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

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

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Jun 22

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

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

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
    One of Chicago’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Criminal defense attorney, Michael J.…
  • May 4

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock
    U.S. v. Richarson, No. 14-1901 In this case, due to a federal detainer the defendant was indicted on a felony charge of being in possession of both firearms and illegal possession of a submachine gun following receiving time served on...
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The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark
    Joan Meier, who commented last week on this blog, and I appeared on Friday on a Los Angeles public radio show, discussing Ohio v. Clark. If you're interested, you can listen to it by clicking here.  By the way, Joan cited favorably a…
  • Jun 18

    Ohio v. Clark: Some Initial Thought

    Ohio v. Clark: Some Initial Thought
    A few thoughts on the decision in Ohio v. Clark:1.  The result is totally unsurprising, and I was not even surprised by the unanimity as to the result; it was difficult at argument to perceive that any justice thought the statement was…
  • Jun 18

    Clerk reversed

    Clerk reversed
    The Supreme Court decided Ohio v. Clark today.  You can see the opinions here.  The result is a 9-0 reversal in favor of the State.  No particular surprise there.  Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion.  Justice…
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Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?

    What are Unsecured and Secured Loans?
    Every week our office receives multiple phone calls from Georgian families and residents who have fallen on hard times due to the recent economic recession.  For these people, sometimes filing for bankruptcy is the best option they have…
  • Jun 6

    Checklist: Documents for your Bankruptcy Attorney

    Checklist: Documents for your Bankruptcy Attorney
    Many Georgian families have had to make difficult household decisions in order to cope with the recent trying economic times caused by the recession.  From living with one car to downsizing houses to taking on extra jobs, our friends and…
  • Jun 6

    What should I bring to the first meeting with my bankruptcy attorney?

    What should I bring to the first meeting with my bankruptcy attorney?
    Many Georgian families have had to make difficult household decisions in order to cope with the recent trying economic times caused by the recession.  From living with one car to downsizing houses to taking on extra jobs, our friends and…
Rank this Week: 2366

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Using Access Devices: the Sentencing Challenge

    Using Access Devices: the Sentencing Challenge
    The Sixth Circuit has twice rejected challenges to the Government’s proof of usability of an unauthorized access device at sentencing (determined under U.S.S.G. § 2B1.1). In both cases, defendants, relying on United States v.…
  • Jun 5

    The plea agreement that wasn't

    The plea agreement that wasn't
    Let's say you committed a crime. Maybe it involved a fraud related to "antioxidant-rich whole food puree," or maybe it involved apocryphal gold bars supposedly buried by the Japanese during World War II, or maybe it involved both -- we're…
  • Jun 2

    Internet Threats—The Time Machine Edition

    Internet Threats—The Time Machine Edition
    To be convicted of threatening people, a defendant must intend to be threatening. Harkening to doubts expressed by Judge Sutton in his United States v. Jefferies dubitante opinion (covered by this blog in August 2012), the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark
    In a unanimous decision reached by differing concurring opinions, the Supreme Court of the United States finally resolved the question left open by Crawford asking whether statements made to persons other than law enforcement trigger the…
  • Jun 13

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine

    Massachusetts Court orders hearing on Reliability of Breath Test Machine
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is requiring the Court to hold an evidentiary hearing on the reliability of the breath test device the Alcotest 7110. The SJC held that the trial judge's decision not to hold an evidentiary hearing…
  • May 26

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial

    Improper Closing Argument results in New Trial in Domestic Assault and Battery Trial
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Alphonse, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals awarded a new trial based on the improper argument of the prosecutor. One of the more common grounds to appeal a criminal conviction is based on improper arguments...
Rank this Week: 876

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Jun 20

    How long is SR-22 Insurance for a Physical Control conviction?

    How long is SR-22 Insurance for a Physical Control conviction?
    You will be required to have SR-22 Insurance for 3 years on a Physical Control conviction. This is also the same for DUI and Reckless Driving convictions.
  • Jun 15

    How soon will I have to report to Jail on a DUI conviction?

    How soon will I have to report to Jail on a DUI conviction?
    Typically, the Court will give you thirty (30) days at the Sentencing Hearing to report to Jail. However, if you need longer and have a good enough reason the Court may grant a longer period. You will not usually be...
  • Jun 15

    Can I do community service in lieu of Court Cost and Fines?

    Can I do community service in lieu of Court Cost and Fines?
    Maybe. Some Courts including King County District Court may allow you to do community service in lieu of at least some of the Court Costs and fines. Your attorney needs to ask for this option at Sentencing.
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Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
  • Jan 31

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed
    Aggressive litigation by federal defense attorneys concerning over-zealous federal drug-war strategies resulted in federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Illinois, specifically Chicago, dismissing federal conspiracy charges these…
Rank this Week: 970

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Hindering Prosecution

    Hindering Prosecution
    Was someone you know suspected of committing a felony crime? Did you knowingly prevent the apprehension of this suspect? Under Arizona law, when a person renders assistance to another party who is suspected of committing a felony, this person…
  • Jun 11

    Sexual Offenses in Arizona

    Sexual Offenses in Arizona
    According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, since 2002, sexual offenses have been on the rise by 23% in Arizona. There are a wide variety of incidents that are considered to be sexual offenses under Arizona Law. These offenses range…
  • May 22

    Holiday Weekend DUI

    Holiday Weekend DUI
    Holiday weekends such as Memorial Day are high traveled and celebrated weekends. Police departments across the state of Arizona plan to have a DUI task force and will be patrolling specific areas in order to catch DUI drivers, to keep the…
Rank this Week: 2405

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3171

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jun 18

    Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal

    Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal
    Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was IllegalDrug CrimesDefendant claimed "he did not know the “bath salts” he was distributing were regulated as controlled substance analogues . . . ." Court said "Government [must] establish that…
  • May 23

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier
    Marijuana Grow Conviction Overturned - Knock and TalkHaving a couple of marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier. A Marijuana grower in Pasco County, Florida's Spring Hill was cleared this week when cops ignored several…
  • Mar 15

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse
    'faint odor' of marijuana but found no marijuana"the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and probable cause to seize the evidence."Drug Crime Cop Gone WildOne of Polk county's finest, a deputy sheriff under the…
Rank this Week: 525

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Jun 18

    Elements of a Traditional Wiretap

    Elements of a Traditional Wiretap
    The government intercepts the phone calls of suspect criminals through the use of a wiretap. Wiretaps are search warrants that allow a law enforcement agency to eavesdrop on phone calls or internet communications (E.g. cell, land line, Skype…
  • Jun 11

    The Basics of How a Wiretap Work

    The Basics of How a Wiretap Work
    Every American citizen has a reasonable expectation of privacy. This Constitutional protection applies to many aspects of modern life. It extends over things such as a person's house, car, and telephone. However, the government can get past…
  • Apr 9

    "States Right's" Proponents Should Lead the Fight against Federal Marijuana Prohibition

    "States Right's" Proponents Should Lead the Fight against Federal Marijuana Prohibition
    The Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorneys have raided Cannabis dispensaries and sent people to prison, even though they complied with State laws. According to a report released by Americans for Safe Access, the DOJ has spent…
Rank this Week: 2833

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3038

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1225

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

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

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State
    Although jurors and the parties to a case are entitled to a discrimination-free juror selection process in Florida, an attorney in some cases may believe that a particular group may be more sympathetic to the other side. When an attorney…
  • Mar 24

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State
    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we spend a fair amount of time in this space discussing the law as it applies to searches and seizures, whether it's at a home, in a car or on the street. As Florida's Third District Court of…
  • Mar 18

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State
    "Conspiracy" is one of those legal terms that's often thrown around and of which many people are at lease vaguely aware, but relatively few actually understand. Generally, the law defines a conspiracy as an agreement between two or more…
Rank this Week: 381

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

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

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    California's Plan to Curb America's Overmedication of Foster Kid

    California's Plan to Curb America's Overmedication of Foster Kid
    Governing In the United States, low-income and foster-care kids are prescribed psychotropic drugs at an alarmingly higher rate than their peers in America or abroad. Governing recently wrote about the problem and what states are doing…
  • Jun 17

    Healthcare matter

    Healthcare matter
  • Jun 17

    Germany's Kinder, Gentler, Safer Prison

    Germany's Kinder, Gentler, Safer Prison
    The Marshall Project On Sunday, bleary after an overnight flight from New York, a group of American criminal justice professionals squeezed into a private room in a downtown Berlin restaurant. They were preparing to visit German prisons…
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