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The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • May 20

    Be Your Own Charity Investigator

    Be Your Own Charity Investigator
    News this morning of a Federal Trade Commission civil fraud case against four “cancer” charities in Tennessee is a good time to highlight a wonderful investigative tool out there that we have been using for years. Based on the…
  • May 6

    The Ethical Case for Neutral Third Party Investigator

    The Ethical Case for Neutral Third Party Investigator
    How independent should an independent investigator be? The cover story in this month’s American Bar Association Journal called “The Probers” takes a look at some of the highest profile independent investigations of recent…
  • Mar 19

    Ne-Yo to Testify in Sports Drink Fraud Trial

    Ne-Yo to Testify in Sports Drink Fraud Trial
    Grammy award winner Ne-Yo and several professional athletes are among those set to testify in federal court against the principals of Ohio-based sports drink company Imperial Integrative Health Research & Development.  Preston…
Rank this Week: 2438

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    The Race Card

    The Race Card
    I always have to scratch my head when I hear people talk about the “Race Card”. I am not sure what they mean.
  • May 17

    Who Really “Won” the Tsarnaev Trial?

    Who Really “Won” the Tsarnaev Trial?
    Well I guess I was wrong about the jury in the Tsarnaev case. Sounding a bit facetious (but not really) I did not expect them to play so willingly into the Tsarnaev brothers’ murderous hands. Nor show such mercy. To some of you…
  • May 13

    Free Range Chicken vs. Free Range Kid

    Free Range Chicken vs. Free Range Kid
    [Or….  Enough About Police Brutality Already; Let’s Talk about Something Really Controversial:  Parenting!] Free Range Chicken is a good thing right? We all know that the more “free” things are the…
Rank this Week: 4800

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime
    Recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to adopt changes in the guidelines that judges use in sentencing white collar crimes – to be effective this coming November.  The decision came in part as a reaction to the…
  • May 18

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce
    On April 12, 2015, a man by the name of Freddie Gray was chased down and arrested for “possession of a switchblade” by Baltimore PD.  Eyewitnesses report Gray screaming and asking for medical attention.  By April 19, a…
  • May 13

    Freddie Gray Tragedy a Lesson in Constitutional Right

    Freddie Gray Tragedy a Lesson in Constitutional Right
    As Baltimore becomes the latest casualty of events transpiring from police brutality, another Justice Department investigation is underway for the multitude of constitutional rights Freddie Gray may have suffered at the hands of police.…
Rank this Week: 1496

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • May 20

    Senate Backs “Second Chance” Bill for Some One Time Offender

    Senate Backs “Second Chance” Bill for Some One Time Offender
    If you commit a one-off crime but then stay out of trouble, you can still be dogged by your criminal record which can make it harder for you to get a job and get back on your feet again. That could change for some one-time offenders who stay…
  • May 17

    Suspect in Recent FBI Arrest Appears in Court, Attorney John Helms Gives Interview

    Suspect in Recent FBI Arrest Appears in Court, Attorney John Helms Gives Interview
    The post Suspect in Recent FBI Arrest Appears in Court, Attorney John Helms Gives Interview appeared first on .
  • May 13

    Bill Would Include Transgender People in Hate Crimes List

    Bill Would Include Transgender People in Hate Crimes List
    Hate crimes in Texas are defined under the Texas Hate Crimes Act, as offenses that are motivated by prejudice, hatred, or advocacy of violence against victims due to a number of factors including the victim’s race, religion or sexual…
Rank this Week: 1560

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 3374

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law in Florida. By Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2223

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4685

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Community Correction

    Community Correction
    In Florida, there are several alternatives to jail time available. Depending on the type of offense, an offender may be able to avoid incarceration by complying with certain conditions and restrictions. Probation Probation is court-ordered…
  • May 18

    Embezzlement in Florida

    Embezzlement in Florida
    A Brevard County School District employee was arrested recently for embezzling. Natalie Jean Jones, who was employed as a bookkeeper at a middle school, stole over $100,000 from Brevard Public Schools. She would make out legitimate checks to…
  • May 13

    Carjacking

    Carjacking
    A man in Orange County recently carjacked three women and then caused a car accident involving several vehicles. He fled to a parking lot after stealing from a Gap store, and then carjacked an SUV, driving off with the three women that were…
Rank this Week: 1518

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • May 20

    Child Abuse Law, Penalties and Defenses in Houston

    Child Abuse Law, Penalties and Defenses in Houston
    Child abusers are thought of as being among one of the worst classes of criminal offenders. This negative perception of child abusers is largely false, as a good number of parents are falsely accused of child abuse every year. If you’ve…
  • May 13

    Texas Sexting Laws and Penaltie

    Texas Sexting Laws and Penaltie
    Section 43.21 of the Texas Penal Code deals with obscenity, defining obscene material as being something that “the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that taken as a whole appeals to the prurient…
  • May 8

    Types of Defenses to Criminal Charge

    Types of Defenses to Criminal Charge
    Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky. Whenever a crime is committed, it is the job of the prosecution to prove that the accused committed the crime,…
Rank this Week: 1277

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • May 20

    How Does the Arraignment Process Work in Harris County?

    How Does the Arraignment Process Work in Harris County?
    Events become a blur for someone who has been arrested. It is not uncommon for people taken into custody by police to not know the actual criminal charges against them until the first appearance in court when a judge reads them out loud at…
  • May 12

    Qualifying for Halfway Houses and Transitional Living Facilities in Texa

    Qualifying for Halfway Houses and Transitional Living Facilities in Texa
    Halfway houses serve to create an environment where prisoners or recovering addicts can spend a period of transition between their previous place of incarceration or treatment and the outside world. The idea is to give people the opportunity…
  • May 8

    Guidelines on Felony Sentence

    Guidelines on Felony Sentence
    Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of Rand Mintzer, Attorney at Law. Sentences awarded to people convicted of crimes are always in proportion to the crime. Some crimes such as petty…
Rank this Week: 1267

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • May 20

    Defending Against Sexual Assault in Texa

    Defending Against Sexual Assault in Texa
    Texas law provides very severe punishments for a sexual assault conviction. In fact, even being accused of a sexual assault crime can have long-lasting consequences for a defendant. In some cases, these consequences can persist even if the…
  • May 13

    Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texa

    Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texa
    In Texas, few crimes are as serious as sexual abuse of a child. However, within this category of offenses is another more serious crime called continuous sexual abuse of a child. This crime involves any type of sexual contact between an adult…
  • May 8

    Criminal Defense Procedure

    Criminal Defense Procedure
    Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of the Law Office of James Alston. For any person who has been arrested and accused of committing a crime, it is paramount to hire a criminal defense…
Rank this Week: 1278

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Florida Court of Appeals that involves domestic violence and “cyberstalking.”  Horowitz v. Horowitz, 2015 WL 1443223 (District Court of Appeals of Florida – Second District…
  • May 18

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, New York County, New York that analyzes an issue involving divorce procedure.  Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 WL 1486978 (2015).  The issue involves the process of…
  • May 15

    The Lawyer, the Lawsuit and "Excusable Neglect"

    The Lawyer, the Lawsuit and "Excusable Neglect"
    As the Utah Court of Appeals explained in a recent opinion, Kaveh and Cindy Aghdasi filed a lawsuitagainst Payam Saberin and City Cab after "Saberin, a cabdriver who leased…
Rank this Week: 1806

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    "National Day of Johns" Leads to Nearly 600 Arrest

    "National Day of Johns" Leads to Nearly 600 Arrest
    A nationwide sting operation involving law enforcement in 17 states ended a month-long investigation with the arrest of almost 600 individuals. Most of the defendants were taken into custody on solicitation charges after responding…
  • May 10

    Duval County Man Arrested for Soliciting a Minor

    Duval County Man Arrested for Soliciting a Minor
    Thomas Jones, dubbed "the face of evil" by police, was recently arrested at a Florida CVS store, where he allegedly believed he would rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl he met on the Internet. In reality, the 43-year-old father had been…
  • May 5

    Florida Customs Officer Charges with Online Solicitation of a Minor


    Florida Customs Officer Charges with Online Solicitation of a Minor

    Walter Rivera, a 29-year-old U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer who worked at Miami International Airport, was recently suspended without pay after being charged with online solicitation of a minor. Rivera allegedly used a cellphone…
Rank this Week: 1645

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • May 19

    Credibility of the Victim in a Massachusetts Indecent Assault Case

    Credibility of the Victim in a Massachusetts Indecent Assault Case
    In the nonbinding Massachusetts appellate case of Commonwealth v. Morris, the court considered a defendant's conviction by jury for assault with intent to rape, assault and battery, and indecent assault and battery. He appealed on the grounds…
  • May 4

    Is There a Problem with Breathalyzer Testing Equipment in Massachusetts?

    Is There a Problem with Breathalyzer Testing Equipment in Massachusetts?
    Last month, prosecutors in certain Massachusetts counties suspended the use of Breathalyzer test results in OUI cases. Meanwhile, the State Police reviewed whether the test procedures were reliable. In March, prosecutors were told about…
  • Apr 15

    Misleading a Police Officer in Massachusett

    Misleading a Police Officer in Massachusett
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Parker, a Massachusetts appellate court issued a nonbinding decision ruling on the crime of misleading a police officer engaged in a criminal investigation. The case arose when a police officer was dispatched to…
Rank this Week: 3200

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Physical Control and Minnesota DWI Law

    Physical Control and Minnesota DWI Law
    At first glance, the terms “driving under the influence,” “driving while impaired,” or “driving while intoxicated” simply means that a driver actually needs to be driving a motor vehicle in order to be…
  • May 14

    Is Biking While Impaired Illegal in Minnesota?

    Is Biking While Impaired Illegal in Minnesota?
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans traveling by bicycle has increased by a whopping 43 percent since 2000. With so many people using the two-wheeled mode of transportation to get from one place to another, it can be…
  • May 11

    DWI and Dram Shop Laws in Minnesota

    DWI and Dram Shop Laws in Minnesota
    All U.S. states have set strict laws and hefty penalties targeted at reducing incidents of drunk driving. These DUI/DWI laws aim to punish motorists who opt to drink and drive, thus risking their own lives and the lives of others on the road.…
Rank this Week: 1785

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry
    Last week Stowers & Sarcone successfully secured the removal of one of their clients from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The client met all of the criteria of Iowa Code Section 692A.128 and was determined to be a low risk to re-offend.…
  • May 19

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill
    On May 1, 2015 Governor Branstad signed Senate Bill 385. “An Act Relating to the Expungement of Not-Guilty Verdicts and Dismissed Criminal-Charge Records…” into law. This is a big step for Iowa which had no general…
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
Rank this Week: 1745

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • May 19

    How Should I Dress and Act in Court?

    How Should I Dress and Act in Court?
    The facts of your DUI case and your choice of representation are the primary determining factors of how your case will go in court. However, those clients who want to do everything they can to ensure a positive outcome can take a more…
  • Apr 13

    DUI Offender Endangers 11 Seniors on the Road

    DUI Offender Endangers 11 Seniors on the Road
    Last week, the driver of Snohomish Senior Center van was pulled over and charged with a DUI by the Washington State Patrol. The stop occurred on Highway 2 and happened after the driver's 11 elderly passengers called for him to stop. The…
  • Mar 16

    New Bill Proposes Tougher DUI Laws in Washington

    New Bill Proposes Tougher DUI Laws in Washington
    Bipartisan lawmakers are looking to strengthen DUI laws all across Washington. This past January, a group of lawmakers presented House Bill 1279 to the House Committee on Public Safety. Among its provisions, the bill aims to bolster ignition…
Rank this Week: 3091

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • May 19

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial
    The Alimony Statute The Utah Alimony Statute, Utah Code § 30-3-5(8), articulates seven factors that a court must consider in making an alimony determination: (i) the financial condition and needs of the recipient spouse; (ii) the…
  • Apr 14

    Saving Your Driver License With A Drug Conviction

    Saving Your Driver License With A Drug Conviction
    Drug Convictions Lead to a Six Month Loss of Driver License One of the most annoying collateral consequences of a drug conviction is the loss of a driver’s license. This is true for the simplest of marijuana possession charges to the…
  • Feb 12

    What is Criminal Nonsupport?

    What is Criminal Nonsupport?
    How Violating a Child Support Order Because Criminal Nonsupport Every parent has the moral (and legal) obligation to provide for the support and maintenance of their children. In every divorce involving children the court is primarily…
Rank this Week: 1620

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Covers DWI, criminal arrest and court appearances.

http://www.austincriminaldefenseattorney.com/Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 19

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?
    Evading arrest is a Class "a" misdemeanor if it's a first time evading on foot. The punishment range is up to a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine. If you've previously been convicted of evading on foot then the offense is a state jail…
  • May 8

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?
    You can get charged for defending yourself. Suppose your girlfriend or boyfriend gets upset with you. You want to leave and they block the door, so you grab them by the arms and move them to the side, leaving bruises on their arms. You commit…
  • Feb 25

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?
    Most probations or deferred dispositions require that you not commit any new offenses. While a ticket is a relatively low level of offense, it's still an offense. You should do anything to jeopardize the hard work you've put in to this point.…
Rank this Week: 2895

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/
  • May 19

    Ex-NFL player arrested for "extreme DUI"

    Ex-NFL player arrested for "extreme DUI"
    While you don't often think of TMZ as a sports news source, they brought attention to a former player and his "extreme arrest". Ex-Michigan star and high first round draft pick Braylon Edwards was arrested and charged with an "extreme DUI"…
  • May 12

    Policeman uses his patrol car to ram man who had gun

    Policeman uses his patrol car to ram man who had gun
    CBS News has another case where a suspect is alleging police misconduct. Is this just another in a flurry of police brutality cases or was the cop a hero who saved innocent lives by his action? It was like a scene from an action movie. The…
  • May 7

    Florida woman texting before fatal DUI crash

    Florida woman texting before fatal DUI crash
    The local CBS station produced a heartbreaking story about a woman that was texting seconds before her car accident that cost her friend her life...and potentially the woman's freedom. "I'll be dead thanks to you"..."Driving Drunk-…
Rank this Week: 3990

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

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

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • May 19

    Should I take the roadside tests?

    Should I take the roadside tests?
    No. Politely decline. I always recommend against taking the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests. (HGN, Walk & Turn, One Leg Stand and Portable Breath Test) In Washington State, these tests are voluntarily, unreliable and difficult to complete…
  • May 12

    Warrant - how do I set a hearing without being arrested in Seattle?

    Warrant - how do I set a hearing without being arrested in Seattle?
    In Seattle Municipal Court if the Warrant amount is less than $10,000.00 you can go to the first floor of the Seattle Justice Center, 600 Fifth Ave and set a hearing. (you will see clerk windows after security on right)...
  • May 11

    How long can fines be collected on a felony in Washington?

    How long can fines be collected on a felony in Washington?
    Forever. If your conviction is after July 1, 2000, your fines, court costs, interest etc. called Legal Financial Obligations or LFO's can be collected for perpetuity. It is outrageous in my opinion and places an undue burden on defendants…
Rank this Week: 3328

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/
  • May 19

    Civil Confrontation

    Civil Confrontation
    The Confrontation Clause, of course, only applies in favor of a criminal defendant.  But it has long appeared to me that it reflects a broader principle in common-law adjudication, that ordinarily at least a party should have a…
  • Mar 28

    Remote testimony

    Remote testimony
    Here's a belated report on a recent development in a long-standing issue.  Last month, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in New Mexico v. Schwartz, No. 14-317.  The petition presented the issue whether the…
  • Mar 12

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children
    Today's Washington Post is publishing an Op Ed piece by Steve Ceci and me, How courts should hear from children.  It summarizes the views that Steve and I presented in an amicus brief in Clark and in the law review essay on which the…
Rank this Week: 2198

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • May 19

    CAN POLICE USE A NARCOTICS DOG TO SNIFF OUTSIDE YOUR HOME IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN POLICE USE A NARCOTICS DOG TO SNIFF OUTSIDE YOUR HOME IN ILLINOIS?
    If you’re stopped while driving a car, the police can use a dog to sniff for drugs around your car provided the search does not unduly prolong the traffic stop. But can the police use a dog to sniff around your house? The answer is…
  • May 4

    THE LAW OF PUBLIC INDECENCY IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW OF PUBLIC INDECENCY IN ILLINOIS
    You were walking in the forest preserve, when that coffee you drank ran right through you. As it turns out, the preserve is a cruising area, which you may or may not have known. You start to unzip, thinking you are unobserved, when an…
  • Apr 24

    CAN RUNNING FROM POLICE BE GROUNDS FOR ARREST IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN RUNNING FROM POLICE BE GROUNDS FOR ARREST IN ILLINOIS?
    You like to walk at night. A police officer thought your presence late at night was suspicious so he stopped you. You didn’t want him to find the concealed weapon or the cocaine in your pocket, so you ran. Now you are charged with…
Rank this Week: 949

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3081

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/
  • May 19

    Massachusetts High Court Orders State Law Enforcement to Reconsider Crime Lab Wrongdoing

    Massachusetts High Court Orders State Law Enforcement to Reconsider Crime Lab Wrongdoing
    On the heels of the Annie Dookhan investigation, it came to light that there was misconduct on the part of another state chemical analysis lab technician at a drug crime lab in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was discovered that state chemist,…
  • May 15

    Drug Addicts Seeking Help Won’t Be Charged With Massachusetts Drug Crime

    Drug Addicts Seeking Help Won’t Be Charged With Massachusetts Drug Crime
    In an effort to help combat opiate addiction in Gloucester, Massachusetts, local police have put forth a plan that would offer opiate addicts the chance to get the help they need without having to face the consequences of drug possession…
  • May 7

    Probation Violations Because of Technological Failure

    Probation Violations Because of Technological Failure
    What happens if you are on probation, parole, or are under house arrest when your ankle bracelet malfunctions? What if it stops transmitting a GPS signal and the police are unable to verify where you are? You aren’t technically in…
Rank this Week: 1425

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridaabogadocriminal.com/
Rank this Week: 1487

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 18

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece
    Most people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles would make a point of making a good impression when their cases comes up for trial. That would include, of course, coming to court sober. Ignore that basic rule, and you could find yourself in even…
  • May 13

    Cops Get Volunteers Drunk for Field Sobriety Test

    Cops Get Volunteers Drunk for Field Sobriety Test
    Ever wonder how much training a police officer gets before administering a field sobriety test to a driver suspected of DUI in Los Angeles? Are they really qualified to make a judgement about whether or not someone is really impaired? How…
  • May 11

    Tweeting DUI Drivers Cause Fatal Accidents in Florida

    Tweeting DUI Drivers Cause Fatal Accidents in Florida
    There are a few things that drivers should never do before or during their time behind the wheel. One is imbibing to excess; others include tweeting or texting while they’re on the road. (Anyone charged with a DUI in Los Angeles could…
Rank this Week: 1337

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Resuscitating the Dying

    Resuscitating the Dying
    It was 20 years ago when Clifford O'Sullivan sat on the witness stand in a California courtroom.  He was six years old.  He could barely see above the railing.  But he was there to testify.  Eighteen months earlier, his…
  • May 18

    Six Long Year

    Six Long Year
    Six years.  I've been doing this thing for six years now.  The first post was May 18, 2009.  I just looked up the numbers.  When this one is published, I'll have put up 1198.  There are another couple of hundred I've…
  • May 12

    On Jurie

    On Jurie
    I’m not absolutely sure that it’s not Pedro Hernandez. But that’s my how our legal system works.Adam Sirois, the lone juror who voted not guilty in the Pedro Hernandez trial. Consistently. Over some 100 hours of…
Rank this Week: 4489

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2529

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash
    According to a recent news article from The Washington Post, a woman who allegedly called herself the "Pothead Princess" was just convicted of drunk driving resulting in two fatalities and sentenced by the court to 24 years in state prison…
  • May 15

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge
    According to a recent report from Huffington Post, former NFL football player Jerramy Stevens was sentenced to jail following a drunk driving conviction. Stevens, now 35-years-old, played for nine years in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and…
  • May 12

    Actor Dalton Gray Seriously Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

    Actor Dalton Gray Seriously Injured in Drunk Driving Accident
    Actor Dalton Gray, best known for his role as Master Mike on American Horror Story, suffered serious personal injury when an alleged drunk driver crashed into his car in Texas, according to Inquisitir. Dalton is 17-years-old. Authorities…
Rank this Week: 3201

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • May 18

    Driverless Cars, Speed Traps and Ticket Magnet

    Driverless Cars, Speed Traps and Ticket Magnet
    Here’s a few handy links on the status of automated driving bills, speed traps in the U.S. and Canada, and the top 20 cars likely to be ticketed. Check on Status of Automated Driving Bills The Automated Driving: Legislative and…
  • May 10

    Films About Lawyers: THE VERDICT (1982)

    Films About Lawyers: THE VERDICT (1982)
    Story Synopsis The Verdict starred two powerhouse actors, Paul Newman and James Mason, and was directed by Sidney Lumet. In this courtroom drama, Paul Newman plays ambulance-chasing lawyer Frank Galvin, who was once a successful attorney at a…
  • May 2

    Private Detectives and Crime Scene

    Private Detectives and Crime Scene
    As many readers of this blog know, I co-owned a private investigations agency with my better half for over a decade. We specialized in legal investigations and worked hundreds of cases during that time. I brought to the agency my 18…
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Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1097

New York Criminal Defense Blog

New York Criminal Defense Blog

Covers high-profile crimes and the NYS criminal system. By Arkady Bukh.

http://www.nyccriminallawyer.com/blog
  • May 18

    Lack of Diversity in the US Legal System

    Lack of Diversity in the US Legal System
    According to Montgomery Tabron, the head of WK Kellogg Foundation, one of the country’s largest philanthropies, the law enforcement and justice system in the US is broken. While criticism is rampant about the fact that the…
  • May 14

    An Illegal Ponzi Scheme Leads to 13-Years in Prison

    An Illegal Ponzi Scheme Leads to 13-Years in Prison
    A Ponzi scheme is a scheme in which unrealistically high rates of return are promised to investors. When new investors are lured by these promises and provide their funds to a money manager or financial advisor, money that the new investors…
  • May 11

    Death Penalty Faces Biggest Test in Decade

    Death Penalty Faces Biggest Test in Decade
    Death penalty in the US is currently facing one of its biggest tests in decades. While capital punishment is legal in 36 nations including China, Japan and the US and it is legal in the 32 American states, three death row inmates in Oklahoma…
Rank this Week: 953

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • May 18

    SB 5052 and Collective Garden

    SB 5052 and Collective Garden
    On April 24th Governor Inslee partially vetoed and signed ESSB 5052 into law. While many provisions have different effective dates, there is one section that is effective as soon as the law is filed with the register. We are referencing…
  • May 12

    State v. Reis (Summary)

    State v. Reis (Summary)
      Washington State Supreme Court State v. Reis: In a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Wiggins, the court found that the 2011 amendments to RCW 69.51A.040 do not decriminalize the possession of marijuana for medical use because such…
  • Apr 14

    SB 5052 (Medical Marijuana Law Update)

    SB 5052 (Medical Marijuana Law Update)
    SB 5052 passed the house and, after one more committee, will be on the way to the Governor for a signature enacting this latest bill into law. What will the “new laws” be? If passed, they are sweeping. Up until now, we…
Rank this Week: 1459

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
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Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

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

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • May 18

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed
    Last July, we reported on United States v. Davis, an Eleventh Circuit decision in favor of privacy rights. In that case, a three-judge panel held that cell phone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell phone location…
  • May 11

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment
    Photo: “LAX-International-checkin” by TimBray at en.wikipedia.   Developments in law are sluggish compared to the rapid rate of technological advancement, and courts must constantly apply old legal principles to technologies…
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter
    A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court serves as a good reminder that criminal statutes say only what they say, and that it is up to the legislature to revise statutes to expand their scope if the…
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The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • May 18

    Maine OUI Sobriety Checkpoint

    Maine OUI Sobriety Checkpoint
    You are driving home after a night out with friends. On the way out of town, you notice the traffic in front of you slowing down, and then come to a single lane moving at a snail’s pace. “Has there been an accident up…
  • May 17

    When must your Miranda rights be read?

    When must your Miranda rights be read?
    Often, I encounter clients who believe that since they had contact with law enforcement, that the police were required to read them their “Miranda Rights.” These clients declare loud and clear that none of the officers ever read…
  • May 16

    Can Maine Bail conditions be changed?

    Can Maine Bail conditions be changed?
    When you were released on bail, there was a long list of “conditions” attached to your bail, demanding that you adhere to a number of requirements. The bail paperwork also warns that if you fail to adhere to your bail conditions…
Rank this Week: 2735

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    PNG says death penalty 'under review' after Indonesia fallout

    PNG says death penalty 'under review' after Indonesia fallout
    Source: Bangkok post (11 May 2015)http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/557639/png-says-death-penalty-under-review-after-indonesia-falloutPrime Minister Peter O'Neill said the death penalty is "under review" in Papua New Guinea after recent…
  • May 14

    Fear and control: The message behind brutal execution

    Fear and control: The message behind brutal execution
    Source: BBC News (13 May 2015)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32716920Amid reports of Hyon Yong-chol's death by anti-aircraft gunfire, analysts say North Korea clearly wanted to send one clear message - that no one person can be more…
  • May 11

    Iran hardliners cling to death penalty

    Iran hardliners cling to death penalty
    Source: BBC News (12 May 2015)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32668950The jailing of a well-known campaigner against the death penalty and a sharp rise in executions has once again put Iran's poor human rights record in the…
Rank this Week: 2375

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • May 17

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 110

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 110
    — Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie auch weiterhin den Feed erhalten. ©…
  • May 15

    Kinderschutzbund räumt sexuellen Missbrauch ein

    Kinderschutzbund räumt sexuellen Missbrauch ein
    Der Deutsche Kinderschutzbund (DKSB) – zur Erinnerung: das waren die, die eine Geldzahlung von Edathy abgelehnt haben und dafür bundesweit gefeiert wurden – musste nun einräumen, dass es in der 80er Jahren mehrere…
  • May 13

    Nicht zu Scherzen aufgelegt

    Nicht zu Scherzen aufgelegt
    Es sollte nur ein lockerer Witz während der Kontrolle des Handgepäcks sein. Aber wenn es das Wort „Bombe“ fällt, ist mit den Sicherheitsmitarbeitern am Flughafen nicht zu scherzen, wie nun eine Frau bitterböse…
Rank this Week: 2259

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • May 16

    State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000

    State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000
    Posted by: Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 16, 2015 State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000 In State v. Tozier, 2015 ME 57, Maine’s Law Court recently decided that the Confrontation Clause of the…
  • May 1

    OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE.

    OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE.
    Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 1, 2015 OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE. Here, I will spill a few words on the legislative effort to define the crime of OUI to include operating a motor vehicle with 5…
  • Apr 26

    RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

    RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  April 26, 2015 RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Rodriguez v. United States.   These days, police…
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Federal Criminal Law Blog

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalcriminallawblog.com/
  • May 15

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability
    Earlier this week, the Second Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Dickerson, vacating a federal drug conspiracy conviction. In so doing, the Court of Appeals affirmed important limitations on the scope of conspiratorial…
  • Dec 29

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune
    Criminal defense lawyers are seldom satisfied. Perhaps it’s the law and the rules that govern the work we do, which, generally, are not defendant-friendly. Or perhaps it’s our nature, to be always seeking more for those we…
  • Sep 26

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision
    Following news of Attorney General Eric Holder’s intention “to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed” comes a story today from Joe Palazzolo at the Wall Street Journal that next week the Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2737

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 15

    Police Use of Surveillance Technology Without Warrants Prompts Court Challenges, Legislation

    Police Use of Surveillance Technology Without Warrants Prompts Court Challenges, Legislation
    Police departments around the country are using a device known as a "stingray," which allows them to track suspects by their cell phone signals. Stingrays have become a cause for concern for many people, not only because police are apparently…
  • May 4

    Baltimore Protests Raise Questions About Excessive Bail, Eighth Amendment Protection

    Baltimore Protests Raise Questions About Excessive Bail, Eighth Amendment Protection
    The city of Baltimore, Maryland experienced a significant upheaval during the last week of April 2015, and continuing into early May, as residents protested mistreatment by the city's police department. The incident that sparked the protests,…
  • Apr 27

    Can Text Messages Be Used as Evidence of Guilt In Texas Criminal Cases?

    Can Text Messages Be Used as Evidence of Guilt In Texas Criminal Cases?
    Text messages sent from mobile phones have become a common method of communication in recent years, but as with most new technologies, our justice system has not fully caught up. Courts are still considering various questions regarding when…
Rank this Week: 977

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1775

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • May 15

    Barton Morris is the Top DUI Forensic Lawyer Scientist in Michigan

    Barton Morris is the Top DUI Forensic Lawyer Scientist in Michigan
    The strongest evidence in almost every DUI case is a chemical test. It could be a breath alcohol test on a Datamaster or a blood test analyzed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Department. To receive the best possible defense to a…
  • Apr 10

    Is a Criminal Conviction Keeping You Out Of Work?

    Is a Criminal Conviction Keeping You Out Of Work?
    This morning I received a voice message from an old client thanking me for the work I did for him. 18 months ago I talked a judge into giving him the opportunity to keep a drug conviction off his record. I recall it was not easy but the judge…
  • Apr 6

    Driver’s License Restoration for Non-Michigan Resident

    Driver’s License Restoration for Non-Michigan Resident
    Are You a Non-Michigan Resident Looking for a Driver’s License Restoration Attorney? If you had your Michigan driver’s license revoked for multiple OWI’s and now live out of state, the Secretary of State cannot give you any…
Rank this Week: 2142

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

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

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • May 15

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)

    “Paradee” Motions – What Judges Need to Know: Seven Basic Facts & Two Sample Orders (15-09)
    What is a “Paradee” Motion? Criminal defendants have a broad right to discovery in order to prepare and present a defense. When a defendant requests records that are subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act or other…
  • Apr 29

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)

    TOP TEN LIST – FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: Judges can be funny too, sometimes (15-08)
    FUNNY JUDICIAL QUOTES: In honor of this being the 100th Judicial Training Update issued since 2010 I offer a bit of uncharacteristic judicial humor. If anyone has ever questioned whether judges too have a sense of humor, you need look…
  • Apr 12

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)

    Criminal Motions for Judgment of Acquittal (15-07)
    Ten Basic Facts & One Special Rule for Circumstantial Evidence Cases: The Mandatory Two-Step “Al-Naseer/Silvernail” Analysis: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal are made in almost all criminal cases. There are 10 basic facts…
Rank this Week: 1765