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DUI Blogger

DUI Blogger

This blog covers DUI law, science, and policy. Topics include celebrity DUI arrests, DUI consequences, and DUI legislation. Published by Southern California criminal defense lawyer, Neil Shouse.

http://www.duiblogger.com/
  • Jun 17

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?
    You are driving home from drinks with friends when you are stopped by the police. After you fail field sobriety tests, the officer asks you to agree to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). You decline....
  • May 28

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California
    In California, driving under the influence is a crime. Using a handheld cell phone, or texting while driving, on the other hand, is a mere traffic violation under Penal Code 23123, also known as California’s “distracted driving” law.…
  • May 20

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?
    The National Transportation Safety Board has called on all 50 states to reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration by more than a third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent. The recommendation was one of 19 made in a safety report…
Rank this Week: 1450

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Sep 12

    Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?

    Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?
      United States vs. Nosal – Recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision   You access your friend’s Netflix account after he gave you permission to use it with his login and password. Did you just commit a federal…
  • Aug 8

    Prison Litigation Reform Act

    Prison Litigation Reform Act
      Litigating Claims Under the P.L.R.A. Under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prisoners shall be protected from inhumane treatment or anything considered to be “cruel and unusual” while they are incarcerated in…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS Update: Foster v. Humphrey

    SCOTUS Update: Foster v. Humphrey
      Foster v. Humphrey U.S. Supreme Court Decision Last year, I wrote about United States Supreme Court agreeing to hear argument in the case of Foster v. Humphrey. This case is out of the state of Georgia and involves an African…
Rank this Week: 1455

New York Federal Criminal Practice

New York Federal Criminal Practice

Covers court decisions, news and developments affecting federal criminal practice in New York. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://www.nyfederalcriminalpractice.com/
  • May 12

    Bloomsday, June 16, 2014 at 60 Centre Street with the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch

    Bloomsday, June 16, 2014 at 60 Centre Street with the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch
    Please join me and the Irish American Bar Association on June 16, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the New York State Courthouse at 60 Centre Street for IABANY's Fifth Annual Bloomsday Celebration.  This event showcases James Joyce's…
  • Jul 13

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK
    My latest article, an analysis of the prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as a lens though which we can critique our criminal process, can be downloaded (without registration) here: The abstract is as follows:People v. Strauss-Kahn is…
  • Jan 21

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity
    The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recently published its winter edition of Atticus, showcasing the two impressive honorees at the upcoming annual dinner of the NYSACDL Foundation, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and…
Rank this Week: 1465

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/
  • Aug 26

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge
    Former Gonzaga high school standout and current freshman quarterback at the University of Virginia Nick Johns is facing driving while intoxicated charges after being pulled over in Charlottesville with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the…
  • Aug 4

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update
    The jury trial of Bernard Pierce, former Ravens’ running back and current Jacksonville Jaguar player, is set on October 27th for his DUI case that took place in Maryland. After requesting a jury trial, Pierce’s case was…
  • Aug 3

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland
    Over the weekend, a Maryland driver was arrested by Cambridge police officers after they allegedly found him drunk and asleep behind the wheel. At 10:00 pm on Friday, officers responded to a report stating that there was a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 1481

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    Pro se appeal of non-decision dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

    Pro se appeal of non-decision dismissed for lack of jurisdiction
                In Marshall v. Commissioner of PA DOC, et al. 16-9000 (10/25/2016), the Third Circuit dismissed this pro se appeal for lack of jurisdiction.  Marshall is a capital inmate…
  • Nov 1

    Elonis STILL guilty for Facebook threat

    Elonis STILL guilty for Facebook threat
    In US v. Elonis, 12-3798 (10/28/2016), the Third Circuit affirms Elonis’s conviction for Facebook threats -- again.  SCOTUS vacated the Circuit’s original denial of Elonsis’s appeal.  As a matter of statutory…
  • Nov 1

    Interlocutory appeal of disclosure order in grand jury proceedings dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

    Interlocutory appeal of disclosure order in grand jury proceedings dismissed for lack of jurisdiction
                The Third Circuit dismissed the appeal in In Re Grand Jury Matter #3, 15-2475 (10/28/2016), for lack of jurisdiction.  In response to a grand jury subpoena, John Doe’s accountant gave the…
Rank this Week: 1483

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
Rank this Week: 1492

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

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

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    A Dookhansian World

    A Dookhansian World
    In today’s world, I have serious doubts I can expect anyone to get the reference in my title, so I’m going to start off by ruining the punchline on the headline right here: it’s a play on the idea of a Dickensian world,…
  • Nov 25

    W(h)ither Free Speech

    W(h)ither Free Speech
    For many years now, it has seemed—at least to myself, and many of the people I have talked to about it—as if freedom of speech is the Final Frontier. Unlike the Fourth Amendment, Amendment One has been the one amendment that has…
  • Sep 30

    Send in the Clown

    Send in the Clown
    Americans are freaking out over non-existent killer clowns. Again. This isn’t news. Not anymore, if it ever was. Since the early 80s, there have been several localized rumor-panics in North America and Europe involving sightings of…
Rank this Week: 1504

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 1514

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 1521

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 1536

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 1548

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/
  • Dec 23

    Third petition on surrogate expert

    Third petition on surrogate expert
    Tim Provis, counsel for the petitioner in Roalson v. Wisconsin, No. 15-6037, which presents an issue similar to Griep and Katso, has kindly provided me with copies of the papers on cert.  Here are links to the Petition, the State's Brief…
  • Nov 25

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"
    At least two cert petitions are currently before the Supreme Court on the question of whether, or when, a prosecution may present the substance of an out-of-court testimonial statement through an in-court witness who bases an opinion in part…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1556

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court
    Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case.  Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal…
  • Nov 17

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting

    Lawyers in Federal Criminal Cases: the Importance of Objecting
    Here we go again, another federal criminal case which on appeal goes to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit here in Atlanta, and that court rejects the Defendant because the specific argument was not brought up in the…
  • Nov 15

    Criminal Case in Atlanta Similar to Our Case Last Year in Savannah

    Criminal Case in Atlanta Similar to Our Case Last Year in Savannah
    A recent state court criminal case here in Atlanta is very similar to a federal criminal case we handled in Savannah last year.  In each case, one person made a demand against another person, and the demand arose out of civil litigation.…
Rank this Week: 1571

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1575

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/
  • Nov 21

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”
    I now have a publication date for my new book: January 17. The excessively long, but nicely descriptive, title is Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
  • Jul 16

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 1580

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: 1596

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Nov 14

    Cannabis Business Dispensary Investment Alternative

    Cannabis Business Dispensary Investment Alternative
    Cannabis Business NewsObviously, our clients are looking to open new dispensaries in Florida after the election this year. However, there are other ways to consider an investment in the Cannabis business.Alternatives to Cannabis Dispensary…
  • Nov 9

    How to Get Dispensary License for Medical Marijuana in Florida?

    How to Get Dispensary License for Medical Marijuana in Florida?
    How to get Florida Dispensary License for Medical Marijuana?Here is what #Florida #MedicalMarijuana law may look like for patients, caregivers, and those seeking to license a dispensary.…
  • Nov 8

    How to set up a Florida Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    How to set up a Florida Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    How to Set Up a Florida Medical Marijuana DispensaryFLORIDA MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARYHow to set up a #Florida #MMJ #MedicalMarijuana #Dispensary http://www.drug2go.com/2014/02/what-are-responsibilities-of-florida_21.html…
Rank this Week: 1601

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 3

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend
    During major holiday weekends, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department increases its efforts to crack down on drunk driving. The Daily Breeze reports that 529 people were arrested in Los Angeles County over the Memorial Day weekend this…
Rank this Week: 1605

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California
    THERE’S A KILLER ON THE ROAD Here’s an unfortunate statistic you don’t want to brag about: California has the top four of the top ten U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest DUI fatality rate per capita. Those areas: #1 San…
  • Dec 2

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI
    IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI Soon-to-be president Trump has stated that he intends to enforce deportation of certain immigrants. Might a DUI threaten the immigration status or residency of an immigrant in this country? The answer is yes.…
  • Nov 18

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?
    DOES THE PASSAGE OF PROP 64 MEAN MORE HIGH DRIVERS ON THE ROAD? Now that Prop 64 has passed, will we see more drivers under the influence on California roads? Maybe. But as I discussed in previous posts, unlike alcohol, there is no definitive…
Rank this Week: 1619

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal…

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal Defense

Covers criminal legal issues in the Colorado area. By Nathaniel Baca.

http://www.mtnlegal.com
  • Apr 27

    Determining whether you had the Intent to Commit Assault in Denver

    Determining whether you had the Intent to Commit Assault in Denver
    If you have been arrested for assault, you should contact your Denver assault attorney immediately to discus whether you had the sufficient mental state to commit the crime that you have been accused of. In some cases you might be charged…
  • Apr 20

    Handling Assault Cases in Denver with Multiple Occurrence

    Handling Assault Cases in Denver with Multiple Occurrence
    A third degree assault in Denver may not always be committed as a ‘single’ act so it is important for your Criminal Defense Attorney to determine whether he should argue for the charges to be considered as a single act or whether…
  • Feb 24

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver
      Often, when an individual has been charged with an assault offense in Denver, the prosecutor may add additional charges as the case progresses. It is common for offenses such as harassment to get added to a case involving 3rd degree…
Rank this Week: 1628

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 3 of 5

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 3 of 5
    FAQs About The Process Of Civil Rights Restoration What Is The Process Involved In Having Your Civil Rights Restored? It is actually quite a long, arduous process. There are several different types of restoration one may apply for. You can…
  • Nov 23

    When Even a Small Flaw in the State’s Case Can Overturn a Conviction in Florida

    When Even a Small Flaw in the State’s Case Can Overturn a Conviction in Florida
    In a criminal case, there are many details that both the prosecution and the defense must manage. The law imposes many requirements, both large and small, on the state regarding how it carries out a prosecution in order to ensure compliance…
  • Nov 15

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 2 of 5

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 2 of 5
    Restoring Of Civil Rights And Civil Liberties In Florida How And When Is Restoring Civil Liberties And Civil Rights Possible? Civil liberties and civil rights are one in the same. Though it is a long and costly process that does take a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1663

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Covers Colorado drug charges, DUI, sex crimes, theft and traffic violations. By Timothy Bussey.

http://www.coloradospringscriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21
    Like other U.S. states, the minimum legal drinking age in Colorado is 21 years. People who are younger than 21 years of age are not legally permitted to drink alcohol in Colorado, whether or not they are driving a motor vehicle. As a result,…
  • Jun 3

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21
    Like other U.S. states, the minimum legal drinking age in Colorado is 21 years. People who are younger than 21 years of age are not legally permitted to drink alcohol in Colorado, whether or not they are driving a motor vehicle. As a result,…
  • May 16

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature
    Colorado drivers now need to learn new limits for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). House Bill 1325, which sets limits on blood levels for driving after smoking marijuana, has been passed by the Colorado Senate and now awaits…
Rank this Week: 1673

The Defense Perspective

The Defense Perspective

A chronicle of criminal defense practice for the client. By Stephen Gustitis.

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

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change
    The only thing we can count on is change. Hopefully, the changes life brings our way make us stronger, wiser, and more empathetic to our fellow life travelers.Since January 2013 I've relocated my Criminal Defense Blog. The Gustitis Law Blog…
  • Dec 4

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best
    On December 31, 2012 Brazos County will say goodbye to Bill Turner, probably the best Texas elected prosecutor ever. Turner choose not to run for office this year and retire after more than 28 years of government service to the citizens of…
  • Nov 27

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent
    This week, news agencies reported certain computer evidence was overlooked by the prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder investigation and subsequent criminal trial prosecution. The overlooked evidence included Google search logs for…
Rank this Week: 1677

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1678

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

Discusses recent cases and legislation in Virginia concerning criminal law and procedure, traffic and DUI law, and relevant constitutional issues. By Charles Homiller.

http://homillerlaw.typepad.com/criminaltrafficlaw/
  • Jan 13

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

    North Carolina Drivers Beware
    If you are licensed in North Carolina and get an out of state speeding ticket, prepaying the fine could cause you to lose your license! Many North Carolinians do not realize that a law on the books requires a 30...
  • Jul 7

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta
    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta.
  • Oct 14

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 1696

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    DOES THE USE OF A CLOSED FILE SHARING…

    DOES THE USE OF A CLOSED FILE SHARING PROGRAM IN A DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PROSECUTION SUPPORT THE IMPOSITION OF A FIVE LEVEL ENHANCEMENT UNDER U.S.S.G. §2G2.2(b)(3)(B) FOR THE RECEIPT, OR EXPECTATION OF RECEIPT, OF A THING OF…
  • Jun 29

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday
    by Jill Paperno, First Assistant Public Defender and author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseAmong some of yesterday’s disappointing Court of Appeals decisions there is one that can be useful to us…
  • Jun 6

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America
    By Mark D. Hosken, Supervisory AFPD            Congress enacted terms of imprisonment that prohibit federal court judges from imposing a sentence below the mandatory minimum required by…
Rank this Week: 1721

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Covers Illinois criminal, DUI and traffic law. By Gainor and Gosch, PC.

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 17

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?
    Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is illegal in the state of Illinois. Despite the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (410 ILCS 130/1) becoming effective as of January 2014, recreational use, distribution, and…
  • Feb 27

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi
    Expungement is the process where a criminal court disposition is removed from your public record. According to Illinois law, to expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi
    “It was only a shirt.” “No one was looking.” “I think it’s just a misdemeanor anyway.” If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, it is important to take a step back and understand the significant…
Rank this Week: 1741

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

Addresses issues common to fraud, public corruption and other white collar crime cases. By The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC.

http://whitecollarcrimeingeorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year
    [Photo of Kevin Trudeau from Wikipedia]     Did you hear the news about the sentencing of former television informercial spokesman Kevin Trudeau?  According to published news reports, Trudeau has beensentenced to…
  • Dec 17

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle
    [American Hustle Movie Poster From Wikipedia]As a former federal prosecutor and, currently, as an Augusta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer, I love books and movies about courtrooms and crime.What is your favorite movie about white collar…
  • Sep 19

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal
    [Tom DeLay's photo from "Dancing With the Stars" from wikipedia]Did you hear the news? According to various news reports, a Texas appellate court has set aside the money laundering conviction of former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay. You may…
Rank this Week: 1758

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: 1760

Fraud, Phishing and Financial…

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds

Covers identity theft.

http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam
    Identity thieves seem to like to target the government. With April 15th, nearing, the news is awash with fraudsters using other people's identities to claim an earned income tax credit worth thousands of dollars. Of course, we should feel…
  • Jul 7

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information
    About a week ago, I was made aware of a fraud group operating from a Tampa, Florida number, who were calling people and using some pretty heavy-handed tactics to collect (steal) money. Interestingly enough, the person that let me know about…
  • Jan 2

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?
    For the past six months or so, this blog was put on hold. I could come up with a lot of excuses why it was put on hold -- such as increased workload and job responsibilities -- but I probably just needed a break from writing.Now that I am…
Rank this Week: 1778

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1789

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 1803

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/
  • Dec 2

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    As the Charlotte Observer reports, Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday that the officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this year lawfully used deadly force and will not face criminal charges. …
  • Dec 1

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Doe v. Cooper

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Doe v. Cooper
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its opinion in Doe v. Cooper yesterday. A unanimous panel of the court affirmed a decision from Middle District of North Carolina finding two parts of G.S. 14-208.18—North…
  • Nov 30

    Getting a Car for Christma

    Getting a Car for Christma
    Five years ago, my husband “gave” me a minivan for Christmas. Sure, it was fun to find the keys in my stocking and to put one of the children in the third row seat on the way to grandma’s, forcing him to stretch to touch his…
Rank this Week: 1819

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers Rhode Island criminal and DUI news. By James E. Smith.

http://ricriminaldefenselawyer.posterous.com/
Rank this Week: 1834

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Nov 8

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    I’m sad to say that this is my last post for the blog.  I started this blog together with my solo law practice.  But I am moving abroad soon and will be closing down my law practice as well.  So … Continue reading…
  • Jun 21

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
    If freedom means anything it means the right to commit violence in another person’s name.  This is a lesson that’s been passed on from one generation to the next since the time this country was first founded.  And…
  • May 3

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
Rank this Week: 1852

Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Criminal defense blog written by female criminal defense attorney turned stay at home mom re-turned criminal defense attorney. By Mirriam Seddiq.

http://notguiltynoway.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The gay marriage litmus test

    The gay marriage litmus test
    I use the term litmus test with only a vague understanding of it's meaning. I am, unfortunately, a science moron, and only remember something about paper turning purple if it's basic?
  • Jun 21

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing
    I read an incredibly disturbing story today about a 26 year old former marine who was at home with his wife and two small children when a SWAT team broke into his house (ok, they had a search warrant which I'm sure was poured over by the…
  • Jun 20

    Are these your kids, ma'am?

    Are these your kids, ma'am?
    I am the mother of twin boys that will be four in August.  If you follow the blog you know that I had trouble conceiving, was on bedrest for over four months while pregnant, and then had a very difficult recovery.  All in all, actually…
Rank this Week: 1854

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Dec 1

    Illinois Appeals Court Holds Bloodshot Eyes Insufficient to Establish Probable Cause for DUI

    Illinois Appeals Court Holds Bloodshot Eyes Insufficient to Establish Probable Cause for DUI
    The Illinois Court of Appeals for the Third District recently held that suspicion aroused by bloodshot eyes, unless confirmed by another factor (such as poor driving, stumbling, or an inability to communicate), does not rise to the level of…
  • Nov 7

    West Virginia Supreme Court Says Drunk Driving is Illegal on Private Property

    West Virginia Supreme Court Says Drunk Driving is Illegal on Private Property
    In West Virginia, people often drive their ATVs on their own property after drinking a few beers. The West Virginia Supreme Court, however, struck down this common cultural practice in a decision last month. In a 4-1 opinion, the state high…
  • Nov 7

    National Study Suggests Blood Tests Cannot Accurately Measure Marijuana Impairment

    National Study Suggests Blood Tests Cannot Accurately Measure Marijuana Impairment
    A recent study suggests that blood tests are not an accurate method to measure whether an individual is driving while impaired by cannabis. The current legal blood levels can lead to impaired drivers going without punishment, while others are…
Rank this Week: 1864

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/
  • Aug 30

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment
    When you are facing criminal charges of any kind, whether at the federal or state level, you are supposed to enjoy a presumption of innocence. That's the ideal. In reality, a person can suffer negative consequences of presumed guilt even...
  • Aug 21

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue
    Regardless of the organization that an officer represents, there are proper police procedures that must be followed. That is true even in arrests by officers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI or other government agencies.…
  • Aug 15

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge
    Claims under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aren’t usually associated with public school educators. Organized criminals, or mobsters as they might be depicted in Hollywood films, might be…
Rank this Week: 1867

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: 1882

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense in Maryland. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC.

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

    Not Guilty in Murder Case with Confession

    Not Guilty in Murder Case with Confession
    In July I finally resolved a murder case that I have been working on for the better part of 3 years. I received a not guilty on the case in spite of the fact that my client gave a recorded “confession” to the crime.  I am…
  • Apr 15

    Maryland Justice Reinvestment Act

    Maryland Justice Reinvestment Act
    The Maryland Assembly has recently passed the Justice Reinvestment Act which is generally aimed at significantly reduces Maryland's prison population. Our partner, Judge Joe Murphy (ret.) played a key role in formulating much of this…
  • Apr 15

    Maryland Justice Reinvestment Act

    Maryland Justice Reinvestment Act
    The Maryland Assembly has recently passed the Justice Reinvestment Act which is generally aimed at significantly reduces Maryland’s prison population. Our partner, Judge Joe Murphy (ret.) played a key role in formulating much of this…
Rank this Week: 1923

Crimen Digital

Crimen Digital

Podcast sobre cómputo forense, seguridad en Internet y todo lo relacionado con el cibercrimen.

http://www.crimendigital.com/
  • May 11

    Gana entradas gratis Campus Party México 2015

    Gana entradas gratis Campus Party México 2015
    Se acerca una nueva edición de Campus Party en México, y en esta edición 2015 nuestro podstar Andrés Velázquez se presentará en dicho evento, con la conferencia magistral “Investigaciones…
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
Rank this Week: 1932

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Recent Statistics on Civil Violation Citations for Marijuana in Tampa

    Recent Statistics on Civil Violation Citations for Marijuana in Tampa
    Earlier this year, the City Council in Tampa recently passed a city ordinance, Tampa Code Section 14-62, that attempted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The problem is that officers with Tampa Police…
  • Oct 13

    Tampa Code Section 14-62 - Civil Violation Citation for Marijuana and Paraphernalia

    Tampa Code Section 14-62 - Civil Violation Citation for Marijuana and Paraphernalia
    Map of Marijuana Citations IssuedDuring the First 30 Days On March 28, 2016, the Senior Assistant City Attorney of the Tampa Police Department issued Legal Bulletin #2016-08 dated March 28, 2016. The legal bulletin addressed the new…
  • Oct 12

    Florida Statute 943.0581 for an Administrative Expunction after an Unlawful or Mistaken Arrest

    Florida Statute 943.0581 for an Administrative Expunction after an Unlawful or Mistaken Arrest
    If your arrest was unlawful or by mistaken then the best result in your case is getting the criminal charges dropped and then getting an administrative expunction under Florida Statute 943.0581.These types of expunctions are rare in Florida…
Rank this Week: 1934

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
  • Apr 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
  • Apr 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
Rank this Week: 1940

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Failed Sobriety Test in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Failed Sobriety Test in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    If you have been charged with a DUI, you were likely arrested after having submitted to some blood alcohol tests. One such test that many people submit themselves to during a arrest, is a field sobriety test. However, a field sobriety test is…
  • Nov 3

    Multiple Charges Arising out of a Los Angeles DUI Charge

    Multiple Charges Arising out of a Los Angeles DUI Charge
    If you have been charged with a Los Angeles DUI, it does not mean that you cannot be charged with anything else. Many charges can arise out of one specific incident, resulting in multiple charges against you and multiple cases. The best way…
  • Oct 14

    Can I get a Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case?

    Can I get a Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case?
    If you are facing charges for driving under the suspicion of driving under the influence, there are two different ways you can be convicted. One, you would voluntarily enter a plea of guilty in court, or you would be found guilty by a jury.…
Rank this Week: 1946

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer…

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal laws and cases on DUI, theft and drug cases. By Kann Law Office.

http://www.losangelescountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI
    A local junior high school principal admitted that she had "made a mistake" and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The 57-year-old woman, a Canyon Country resident and principal…
  • Aug 6

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge
    A 28-year-old sheriff's deputy has been arrested and is facing charges for soliciting bribes and rape in connection with crimes he allegedly committed while on duty. The seven-year veteran, who is a resident of Valencia, was working at the…
  • Jul 16

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again
    A Canyon Country resident who was arrested last year and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon may finally get his day in court. He was accused of stabbing a man in a Canyon Country home in February 2012. It's been a…
Rank this Week: 1949