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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1513

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption
    This Chicago DUI attorney regularly gets told that you can't be charged with a DUI because no alcohol was consumed.  I've posted here, here, and here that this is not true.  Still it is clear that people really think you can't get…
  • Jan 6

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
  • Sep 27

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock
    This Chicago DUI Attorney wants you to know that tomorrow night you do not want to start your weekend trapped in an invasive, and in some jurisdictions illegal, roadblock.  So I've already done the leg work for you and here are the…
Rank this Week: 1518

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 1522

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 1530

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: 1531

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/
  • Mar 26

    Louisiana’s Fight Against Heroin: Dying For A Fix

    Louisiana’s Fight Against Heroin: Dying For A Fix
        It only takes seconds to fill a syringe with a lethal dose of heroin.  Tuesday night’s dose can provide a pleasurable high, while Friday’s dose can have a 20-something year old discovered dead, foaming at the…
  • Mar 17

    LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement

    LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement
      I am happy to report that the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (LACDL) voted last week to adopt an official policy statement related to the possession and use of marijuana. The 2014 legislative session has a…
  • Feb 13

    Arrested for Cat Poop?

    Arrested for Cat Poop?
      Federal Crime: Mailing Injurious Articles Via The United States Postal Service     Looking for a job can be a drag, especially when you feel overcome by constant rejection.  If you find yourself feeling spiteful and…
Rank this Week: 1553

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/
  • Feb 27

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report
        This week, the Supreme Court denied cert in Medina v. Arizona, No. 13-735.  The case presented the question of whether an autopsy report concluding that the death was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma is…
  • Dec 17

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William
    An anonymous reader has pointed out that the second petition for certiorari in Turner v.  United States, No. 13-127, one of the cases that was GVRed (grant, vacate, remand) in light of Williams v. Illinois, came before the…
  • Sep 30

    Two pending cert petition

    Two pending cert petition
    To my regret, I have not posted on this blog for a long time.  I will try to be better about that in the future.The Supreme Court opens its new term next week, and there are at least two pending cert petitions, both in murder cases,…
Rank this Week: 1557

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Melrose Man Violates Probation With Drug Dealing Activity

    Melrose Man Violates Probation With Drug Dealing Activity
    A Melrose man recently found himself arrested and inviolation of his probation when he was caught drug dealing by Lawrence police. The Lawrence Eagle Tribune reports that Mohamed Soltani had previously been prosecuted in Boston for drug…
  • Apr 2

    Massachusetts Strictly Enforces Drunk Driving and Melanie’s Law

    Massachusetts Strictly Enforces Drunk Driving and Melanie’s Law
    The Lawrence Eagle Tribune recently reported that an American Revolution memorial honoring the Methuen men who fought in the Revolutionary War was struck and damaged by a drunk driver. A Haverhill man was allegedly drunk at the time of the…
  • Feb 12

    Massachusetts 258E Restraining Order Attorney Wins Case In Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

    Massachusetts 258E Restraining Order Attorney Wins Case In Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    Massachusetts Restraining Order Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy successfully vacates Harassment Prevention Order [258E Order] in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Courtt. The plaintiff and the defendant were former roommates. The defendant…
Rank this Week: 1562

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?
    New York leads the way in restricting and punishing drivers who illegally use cell phones.  Indeed, it is a 5-point ticket in New York which is the same number of point assigned to the criminal charge of reckless driving.   But do…
  • Mar 6

    Motorists To Be More Exposed

    Motorists To Be More Exposed
    More information about the driving history of motorists will soon be available to prosecutors.  In particular, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that, in addition to convictions, prosecutors will now be able to see the original…
  • Mar 6

    Motorists To Be More Exposed

    Motorists To Be More Exposed
    More information about the driving history of motorists will soon be available to prosecutors.  In particular, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that, in addition to convictions, prosecutors will now be able to see the original…
Rank this Week: 1565

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 1587

The Edelstein Firm Blog

The Edelstein Firm Blog

Features opinion and commentary on the practice of criminal defense. By David Edelstein.

http://www.miami-criminal-lawyer.net/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com
    Our firm is proud to be a highlighted service provider on Thumbtack.com Thumbtack.com is a revolutionary service that leverages technology to empower consumers and service providers while providing a more efficient marketplace. You can check…
  • Nov 25

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy
  • Nov 22

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System
    Yes, innocent people do get convicted. Granted, the segment of the population that has the most contact with the criminal justice system is the criminal element.  And the truth is that most people who are convicted are in fact guilty.…
Rank this Week: 1603

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: 1609

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart
    A Minnesota man was arrested for driving under the influence after authorities say he was operating a child’s go-kart above the legal limit. Bobby Khaoone, 25, was arrested in the city of Austin during a late-night joyride in the wee…
  • Apr 14

    Several Students Arrested in Dinkytown Riot

    Several Students Arrested in Dinkytown Riot
    19 people, including some University of Minnesota students, were arrested Saturday in Dinkytown after a riot broke out following Minnesota’s loss in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game.  The chaos erupted just minutes after the…
  • Apr 10

    Minnesota Passes Stronger Anti-Bullying Law

    Minnesota Passes Stronger Anti-Bullying Law
    Governor Mark Dayton signed a new anti-bullying measure into law on Wednesday in hopes of better protecting Minnesota students who are exposed to abusive behaviors at school.  The Safe and Supportive Schools Act will require schools to:…
Rank this Week: 1622

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

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

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

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

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

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

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

    Sex Crime Consequences in Texa

    Sex Crime Consequences in Texa
    Texas is known for its tough stance regarding sex crimes. Unlike in other states a person accused of a sex crime such as sexual assault or criminal solicitation of a minor in Texas often is highly likely to face several years…
Rank this Week: 1633

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: 1640

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 3

    Defending the Juvenile Against a “Consensual” Search

    Defending the Juvenile Against a “Consensual” Search
    here is a question that is consistently raised by criminal defense attorneys in virtually all cases where the police conduct a search. “Was the Search Voluntary?”  This question is important because an involuntary search…
  • Apr 2

    Protests in Albuquerque over Police use of Excessive and Deadly Force

    Protests in Albuquerque over Police use of Excessive and Deadly Force
    ollowing a series of brutal incidents by the Police in Albuquerque, the citizens are finally standing up.  The problem is, when you stand up against the police, you tend to get tear gassed or worse.  The Albuquerque Police…
  • Apr 1

    A REVIEW OF THE DENVER POST’S INTERACTIVE CRIME MAP

    A REVIEW OF THE DENVER POST’S INTERACTIVE CRIME MAP
    he Denver Post recently introduced an interactive crime map of the City. The map allows you to zoom into specific portions of the city to see statistics on crimes in those areas. The map shows crime trends and color codes the crime locations…
Rank this Week: 1644

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/
Rank this Week: 1646

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 has officially started and is in full swing! If you are planning on going to the Waste Management Open 2014 and drinking there, make sure you take a cab there and a cab home.  There is a…
  • Jan 30

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 | UBER App

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 | UBER App
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 has officially started and is in full swing!   If you are planning on going to the Waste Management Open 2014 and drinking there, make sure you take a cab there and a cab home.  There…
  • Dec 31

    Holiday DUI Enforcement Checkpoint 2013

    Holiday DUI Enforcement Checkpoint 2013
    From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the East Valley DUI task force will be stopping thousands of drivers on the roads. Approximately, 20 percent will be arrested for DUI. If you are pulled over and asked if you have been drinking, your…
Rank this Week: 1657

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: 1661

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/
  • Mar 28

    Supreme Court, Queens County...cont

    Supreme Court, Queens County...cont
    Thereafter, the defendant received the sentences that he bargained for and that his counsel requested be imposed. The sentences were not excessive. On his appeal, the defendant contends that all of his statements should be suppressed either…
  • Mar 26

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence ...cont

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence ...cont
    Upon review and consideration of the defendant's motion, the plaintiff's affirmation in opposition and the defendant's reply thereto this court finds that the defendant established, prima facie, that the conduct of the accused was not…
  • Mar 25

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence
    In this criminal case, the Plaintiff is the mother of and Administratrix of the Estate of her deceased son. In April 2006, the son, who was age 17 at the time, was in the backyard of the premises visiting with his friend. The owner of the…
Rank this Week: 1663

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Are They Idiots Or Are They Liars?

    Are They Idiots Or Are They Liars?
    I wouldn’t be writing about Mesa twice in row if I didn’t think it was all noteworthy. This time, though, I’m a little less cynical. I refuse to believe the judges at Mesa City Court are anywhere near as simple-minded and…
  • Apr 3

    Move Along, No Preferential Treatment Here

    Move Along, No Preferential Treatment Here
    Last Thursday, we faxed a motion to continue trial to Mesa Municipal Court at 10:02 a.m. We sent the state a copy too, of course, though we’d also told the assigned prosecutor what we were going to do the day before. The court called…
  • Apr 1

    Sucks Not Eating That Cake, Huh?

    Sucks Not Eating That Cake, Huh?
    I covered a pretty amazing hearing recently. It wasn’t amazing because of anything I did. It was amazing because it perfectly showcased the disastrous impact of mandatory sentencing rules and a culture of punishment and cruelty not…
Rank this Week: 1674

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 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…
  • May 28

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine
    A former "Days of our Lives" actor has been arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs out of his Los Angeles County home. According to The Malibu Times, the 20-year-old actor was arrested at his Agoura Hills home for selling cocaine. It is…
Rank this Week: 1685

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: 1701

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Apr 11

    Law Office of W.F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

    Law Office of W.F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.
    Criminal Defense Attorney reviews."Casey's strong arguments during the hearing made all the difference ..."Written by: Google+W.F. ''Casey'' Ebsary, Jr.4.9 / 5 starsLaw Office of W.F. ''Casey'' Ebsary, Jr.Casey is a Criminal lawyer and DUI…
  • Apr 9

    Pinellas Drug Court Avoid Prison

    Pinellas Drug Court Avoid Prison
    Pinellas Drug CourtPinellas County Drug Court Defense Attorney and former prosecutor is frequently asked several questions. Drug Court is an 18 month supervision program with Department of Corrections / Drug Pre-Trial Intervention. This is…
  • Mar 10

    Can Police refuse to accept a Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Card - Chapter 893 Statute if Florida Legalizes Medical Marijuana? - Part 13

    Can Police refuse to accept a Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Card - Chapter 893 Statute if Florida Legalizes Medical Marijuana? - Part 13
    Can Police refuse to accept a Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Card?Can Police refuse to accept a Florida Medical Marijuana Patient Card?Under current Florida Drug Laws: Florida Statute 893.13.6(b) If law enforcement confronts a citizen for…
Rank this Week: 1708

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/
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
  • Feb 22

    Violence in the Heartland, Part IV–The Biggest Losers (and Gainers)

    Violence in the Heartland, Part IV–The Biggest Losers (and Gainers)
    Among the eleven biggest Midwestern cities, Chicago has experienced the largest drop in homicide rates over the past quarter-century, while Cincinnati has experienced the largest increase.  The other nine cities are scattered between the…
Rank this Week: 1713

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Apr 7

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law
    Effective January 1, 2014, Illinois legalized the medical use of marijuana. In order to do so, it became necessary to change Illinois DUI law since driving with any amount of marijuana in a person's system is illegal and may subject the…
  • Mar 17

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park
    Chief Keef (real name Keith Cozart) was charged earlier this month with driving under the influence of drugs by Highland Park police. According to authorities, on March 5 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Keef was pulled over in the 2600 block of…
  • Mar 7

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse
    Carlos Davilla, 34, of Cicero is accused of calling in a bomb threat at Maywood Courthouse prior to his appearance on a retail theft case earlier this week. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Davilla made a phone call from a pay…
Rank this Week: 1727

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 28

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime
    Illinois tollway drivers are finding out that state laws on speeding aren’t what they used to be. Drivers used to have to worry about misdemeanor charges only when speeding more than 30 MPH over the limit. But under a new law in 2014, a…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search
    People make mistakes… That’s just life, right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant, arrest…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web
    People make mistakes… Same as it always was, and will be. Right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant,…
Rank this Week: 1750

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

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

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    The Obligation of a Defendant in New York to Provide Discovery

    The Obligation of a Defendant in New York to Provide Discovery
    byJill Paperno,author ofRepresenting the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseSometimes we're so busy focusing on getting discovery and subpoenaed documents, we forget about our own discovery obligations.  What do we have to…
  • Jan 12

    Subpoenas and Social Website

    Subpoenas and Social Website
    byJill Paperno, author ofRepresenting the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseThe subject of subpoenas used to obtain records (duces tecum) is one that you can spend a career trying to master, and never quite get there. …
  • Dec 20

    ALLOCATION OF DECISION-MAKING AS TO THE EXERCISE OF A CLIENT'S RIGHT TO TESTIFY AT THE GRAND JURY

    ALLOCATION OF DECISION-MAKING AS TO THE EXERCISE OF A CLIENT'S RIGHT TO TESTIFY AT THE GRAND JURY
    byJill Paperno, Second Assistant Monroe County Public Defender As described in an earlier post, the law provides guidance as to which decisions are made by a client and which are made by the defense attorney.  Decisions that are…
Rank this Week: 1762

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

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Apr 10

    Successe

    Successe
         I am pleased to announce that this is another week of success stories. Today, I received a final administrative decision determining that the Department of Children and Family Services' indicated finding of abuse…
  • Apr 3

    Mentoring

    Mentoring
         Mentoring, both formally and informally, has always been an important component of the legal profession.  Good legal skills cannot be learned merely by attending law school. During my long career, I have been…
  • Mar 31

    The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act

    The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act
           Over ten years ago, the Illinois legislature enacted the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, 325 ILCS 2 et. al., to allow distressed parents of an infant the ability to safely relinquish a newborn…
Rank this Week: 1788

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/
  • Mar 24

    Maryland Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Police Cars, Other Driver

    Maryland Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Police Cars, Other Driver
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor The consequences associated with driving an automobile after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol are wide-reaching and, sometimes, even lethal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety…
  • Feb 6

    Affluenza Teen Sentenced

    Affluenza Teen Sentenced
    By Price Benowitz Staff Writer February 6, 2014 When one thinks of legal justifications for manslaughter, typically three arguments come to mind: self-defense, “heat of passion”, and insanity. However, a recent event that has…
  • Jan 28

    Faulty Breathalyzers Could Nullify DC DUI Conviction

    Faulty Breathalyzers Could Nullify DC DUI Conviction
    By Price Benowitz Staff Writer Jan. 28, 2014 A District of Columbia appellate court has ordered the release of police records showing Breathalyzers used in the nation’s capital were unreliable, prompting speculation that the revelations…
Rank this Week: 1816

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,…
  • 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…
  • May 15

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law
    The General Assembly is currently debating whether they should sign in House Bill 1077. House Bill 1077 would be instrumental in changing current laws regarding DUI, DUI per se, and DWAI arrests. The bill would allow drivers to challenge…
Rank this Week: 1815

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: 1829

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: 1831

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Orange County Teacher Accused of Lewd Acts to Start Trial

    Orange County Teacher Accused of Lewd Acts to Start Trial
    A San Clemente teacher accused of sexually assaulting an 8th grade student is scheduled to begin trial on this week. Richard John Rack, 51 of San Clemente was a teacher at Shorecliffs Middle School in San Clemente since 2002. Between April…
  • Aug 3

    Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Charged with Assault

    Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Charged with Assault
    Orange County Sheriff's Deputy, Juan Tavera, 30, is being charged with one misdemeanor count of assault after allegedly spraying a pizza with pepper spray. On September 23, 2012, Tavera was on patrol and stopped a 19 year old teenager for a…
  • Aug 2

    Church Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement of Church Bank Account

    Church Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement of Church Bank Account
    A man was arraigned on charges he embezzled over $100,000 from several church bank accounts while serving as the treasurer. Fiatala Manu, 46, of Lake Elsinore was charged with four felony counts of money laundering, seven felony counts of…
Rank this Week: 1836

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage

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

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested
    A local crime story from the Tampa Bay Times that brings up some interesting questions about juvenile crime versus adult criminal charges. 16 year-old A. Peterson made his first appearance in the Pinellas county juvenile court yesterday…
  • Mar 27

    When a DUI is not a DUI...

    When a DUI is not a DUI...
    An interesting case from South Dakota, where a man is appealing his Driving under the Influence conviction on the grounds that he was not even driving! How may this affect Florida DUI law? To DUI or not to DUI...for 54-year-old Donald…
Rank this Week: 1838

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: 1844

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/
  • Apr 4

    Baltimore Gun Range Handgun Cases Increasing in Frequency

    Baltimore Gun Range Handgun Cases Increasing in Frequency
    In Baltimore County, the Police are increasingly resorting to investigating and ultimately arresting citizens who simply go to gun ranges such as Continental Arms in Timonium or Freestate in Middle River. As an criminal defense attorney…
  • Mar 22

    Managing Parallel Criminal and Civil Proceedings: Beware of Waiving Privilege

    Managing Parallel Criminal and Civil Proceedings: Beware of Waiving Privilege
    Companies and attorneys should be wary when turning documents over to a governmental entity while in an adversarial relationship, even when a signed confidentiality agreement is in place. The risks associated with doing so took center stage…
  • Mar 15

    Dewey & LeBoeuf Partners Indicted

    Dewey & LeBoeuf Partners Indicted
    Former top officials of the prominent global law firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf, were indicted last week for deceiving banks and hiding the firm’s true financial condition from creditors, investors, auditors, and even its own partners. The…
Rank this Week: 1896

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Mar 29

    Former Leominster Coach Charged With Sexual Assault

    Former Leominster Coach Charged With Sexual Assault
    A 36-year-old former youth football coach is slated to be arraigned Monday in Leominster District Court after an investigation led to charges that he sexually assaulted a boy, prosecutors said. Benjamin B. Brause of Leominster was arrested…
  • Mar 25

    Hunt for NY Man Expands to Western Mass.

    Hunt for NY Man Expands to Western Mass.
    Troy (NY) Police, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals have been looking for 25-year-old Jesse Sawyer since last week. He is accused of having sexual contact with three little girls he knew, ages six, four and three, and taking still photos of the…
  • Mar 18

    Sex Offender and Lottery Winner Held in Abuse Charge

    Sex Offender and Lottery Winner Held in Abuse Charge
    A Level 3 sex offender who once won $10 million from the lottery was ordered held on $5 million cash bail amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a boy "continuously" over a four-year period. Daniel Snay, 62, of Uxbridge, was arrested in…
Rank this Week: 1900

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    Will Massachusetts See Smartphone Apps for Drunk Driving?

    Will Massachusetts See Smartphone Apps for Drunk Driving?
    Imagine this.  You get pulled over for drunk driving or OUI in Massachusetts.  You have been drinking.  You want to know what to do.  So you pull out your smartphone and pull up your favorite operating while impaired…
  • Mar 18

    How To Defend An OUI Second When You Know The Cop Is Lying

    How To Defend An OUI Second When You Know The Cop Is Lying
    Just the other day I got a call from someone looking for an OUI lawyer.  The man was extremely upset.  He told me that the night before he was arrested for a second offense drunk driving.  I asked him what happened and he…
Rank this Week: 1906

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

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

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

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

    Choosing The Right Attorney To Handle Your DUI In Orange County, California
    Being arrested for DUI is embarrassing and can cause extreme anxiety, as well as the effect is has one one's day-to-day life. My job is to help you through this long, complicated process. From the DMV Administrative hearing all the way up…
  • Mar 7

    DUI Defenses To An Arrest For Driving Under the Influence

    DUI Defenses To An Arrest For Driving Under the Influence
    As a DUI defense attorney, practicing law in Orange County California for more than 20 years, I have handled hundreds of driving under the influence cases. My clients come from all walks of life. They include lawyers, doctors, business…
Rank this Week: 1948

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Apr 2

    The King’s Term

    The King’s Term
    There is a scene in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart where the British and Scottish armies mass at a battlefield, ready to wage war.  Before the actual battle ensues, the head of the British army speaks with an underling who urges his…
  • Mar 31

    Opening Day 2014

    Opening Day 2014
    Today is Opening Day for the 2014 big league baseball season.  If there’s one change I’d like to see in the way baseball games are played and broadcast it is in the length and pace of the game.  Hitters as ……
  • Feb 16

    Almost a “One Man Terror”

    Almost a “One Man Terror”
    In my library is a compilation of Hemingway’s works as a journalist, entitled “By-Line: Ernest Hemingway” (Scribners 1967).  I came across it in a used bookstore in lower Manhattan years ago, although I suspect the…
Rank this Week: 1961

Juvienation

Juvienation

Covers developments in juvenile justice. By Mark Sorkin.

http://juvienation.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    After 388 posts in less than 365 days, nearly 40,000 visitors and 191 comments, I have decided to put Juvienation on hiatus until further notice. Please feel free to rummage through the archives, refer to the blogroll and further reading page…
  • Jul 6

    Juvienation on Vacation

    Juvienation on Vacation
    I’m off to Italy this afternoon and won’t be posting any updates while I’m traveling. Please feel free to comb through the archives and hit the links on the blogroll while the site is on hiatus. If you’re looking for updates on the…
  • Jul 3

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth
    An editorial in today’s Times offers strong support for the “comprehensive approach” to juvenile justice reform that informs the Senate’s JJDPA reauthorization bill (background here). “This bill represents an important step toward…
Rank this Week: 1964

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI Conviction?

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI Conviction?
    If you have been charged with a Los Angeles DUI, the California Vehicle Code §23152 will outline the potential sentence that the Judge may issue. The sentence is not set and standard, it is merely a range that can be issued based on the…
  • Jan 30

    What is a Wilder Motion in a Los Angeles DUI Case?

    What is a Wilder Motion in a Los Angeles DUI Case?
    If you have been arrested for suspicion of a DUI, you still have yet to be found guilty. The process of being found guilty or not guilty of a DUI will occur through the criminal justice system. Either you may plead guilty, or you have the…
  • Jan 23

    Is a Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run one Charge if it Arises out of One Arrest?

    Is a Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run one Charge if it Arises out of One Arrest?
    Oftentimes a hit and run occurs during a DUI. Many clients believe that because the charges arise out of one incident, that they are not two separate cases. While they may not be two separate cases, they are certainly two separate charges. A…
Rank this Week: 1982

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/
Rank this Week: 2010