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Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2483

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Maryland Trooper Charged With Assaulting Defendant

    Maryland Trooper Charged With Assaulting Defendant
    The Maryland State Police have officially charged one of their own this week, as a criminal summons has just been issued for a 28 year-old trooper. The trooper is a five-year veteran of the force who just two years ago received national…
  • Apr 17

    Maryland General Assembly Adjourned

    Maryland General Assembly Adjourned
    State lawmakers have officially closed the books on the 2015 legislative session, and there will be a host of new criminal and traffic bills reaching the governor's desk in the next few weeks. Some have progressed through both chambers with…
  • Apr 10

    New Law Would Shield Criminal Convictions From Public View

    New Law Would Shield Criminal Convictions From Public View
    The Maryland criminal justice system is relatively friendly to first time offenders compared to other states. This may be a hard concept to swallow, especially for someone who has spent months fighting in the district and circuit courts to…
Rank this Week: 4358

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Apr 23

    Considering marijuana law and reform through the lens of the sports industry

    Considering marijuana law and reform through the lens of the sports industry
    As highlighted in many prior posts, students in my marijuana law school seminar are in the midst of assembling readings and leading discussions concerning the research topic(s) that are the focal point for class project(s). This week a…
  • Apr 22

    Is resignation of current DEA head a very big moment for federal marijuana policy?

    Is resignation of current DEA head a very big moment for federal marijuana policy?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by a number of stories I have seen in the wake of yesterday's news that Michele Leonhart is resigning as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Here are links to some of these…
  • Apr 20

    New Brookings series starts by identifying "12 key people to watch in marijuana policy"

    New Brookings series starts by identifying "12 key people to watch in marijuana policy"
    Regular readers already know that The Brookings Institution has been committed to doing thoughtful and cutting-edge research, reports and blogging on the legal, political and social realities surrounding modern marijuana reform. Today, the…
Rank this Week: 2307

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/
  • Apr 23

    27 Accused of Marriage Fraud in South Florida

    27 Accused of Marriage Fraud in South Florida
    Federal prosecutors charged 27 South Florida suspects Tuesday with marriage fraud, including organizers, recruiters and unlawful immigrants, according to reports. The main defendants — two Hialeah men ages 50 and 57 and a 50-year-old…
  • Apr 17

    Ex-Florida Gator and NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Guilty of Murder

    Ex-Florida Gator and NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Guilty of Murder
    Former University of Florida Gator and New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Hernandez, 25, who once had a…
  • Apr 14

    Man Accused of Stealing Brick Pavers from Brooksville Company

    Man Accused of Stealing Brick Pavers from Brooksville Company
    Police believe a 65-year-old man used rented trucks to steal nearly 450 pallets of brick paver stones, worth an estimated $200,000, from Flagstone Pavers. Brooksville investigators arrested the man on a felony grand theft charge resulting…
Rank this Week: 1467

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Pulecia v. Florida - Probation Term Successfully Challenged

    Pulecia v. Florida - Probation Term Successfully Challenged
    There are tens of thousands of Floridians currently under community control - also known as probation - following conviction for a crime. The standard terms of this control usually involve some type of regular meeting with a probation…
  • Apr 19

    Domestic Violence Results in 20-Year Sentence for Rape, Kidnapping

    Domestic Violence Results in 20-Year Sentence for Rape, Kidnapping
    Most people view domestic violence as a kind of misdemeanor crime that can fairly easily be overcome in court, as the accusations are largely he-said-she-said. Sometimes, this is true. And it's also true that a lot of allegations get…
  • Apr 15

    Florida Grand Theft Charges Dropped in Plea Deal for Vanilla Ice

    Florida Grand Theft Charges Dropped in Plea Deal for Vanilla Ice
    A criminal grand theft case against former rapper Vanilla Ice (AKA Robert Matthew Van Winkle) has been dropped in a plea deal recently approved by a Palm Beach County judge. Police in Latana had arrested the former "Ice Ice Baby" rapper…
Rank this Week: 4528

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Getting Busted with Pot in Texas Will Cost You.. Even if You’re a Minor

    Getting Busted with Pot in Texas Will Cost You.. Even if You’re a Minor
    Getting caught with marijuana in Texas is a big deal. Texas arrests more people for marijuana possession each year than any other state in the U.S. Minors who are charged with marijuana-related offenses may face severe legal consequences.…
  • Apr 15

    Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?

    Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?
    In Texas, a person who is found to be in possession of drugs can face varying penalties based on the amount of drugs they have. These penalties are determined based on the type and weight of the drugs. For example, a small amount of marijuana…
  • Apr 8

    Drug Paraphernalia 101: You May Be Guilty and Not Even Know It

    Drug Paraphernalia 101: You May Be Guilty and Not Even Know It
    The term drug paraphernalia covers a huge range of products. Basically, if an item can help a person to take, make or hide a drug, it can be considered drug paraphernalia. The official definition under federal law sets out the ground…
Rank this Week: 1942

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/
  • Apr 23

    Delaware Chancery Awards Investors $171 Million

    Delaware Chancery Awards Investors $171 Million
    On April 20, 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a decision awarding $171 million in damages to the common unitholders of a limited partnership against its general partner in connection with a “dropdown” transaction. …
  • Apr 21

    Internal Investigations: Do No Harm

    Internal Investigations: Do No Harm
    Internal investigations are an ever-present challenge for companies. They can involve virtually any topic and arise in myriad ways.  Embezzlement, accounting improprieties, bribery, and financial statement adjustments can all lead to a…
  • Apr 14

    Remote Tippees Beware: Even if the DOJ Can’t Reach You After Newman, The SEC Can

    Remote Tippees Beware: Even if the DOJ Can’t Reach You After Newman, The SEC Can
    The fall-out from the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Newman continued last week in SEC v. Payton, when Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied a motion to dismiss an SEC civil enforcement action against two Read…
Rank this Week: 1006

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2647

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 23

    Commercial Driver's License? A new case may change things for the better.

    Commercial Driver's License? A new case may change things for the better.
    In Florida, a brand new legal case just came out that concerns those who have a commercial driver's license ("CDL"). CDL are driver's licenses that are needed for many jobs. Commercial truck drivers, beer trucks and even some furniture…
  • Apr 14

    Epic Fail: Man steals car to drive to court

    Epic Fail: Man steals car to drive to court
    From the "Not the brightest idea" file comes a CBS news report about a man who was late to his own courtdate. He did the logical thing in his mind, stealing his friend's car to get there! 21-year-old Jorge Ramirez-Sierra, of New Jersey,…
  • Apr 6

    Florida woman busted for DUI in a McDonald's drive through

    Florida woman busted for DUI in a McDonald's drive through
    The New York Daily News chips in on a local Florida woman who got in trouble after a night out. 23-year-old Lydia Kelm, a nurse, was arrested at a McDonald's drive-through early Monday after causing a scene. She might also have been…
Rank this Week: 5040

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 23

    Illinois Lawmakers Consider Two DUI Bill

    Illinois Lawmakers Consider Two DUI Bill
    Illinois lawmakers are considering two different bills which would affect Illinois residents who have multiple drunk driving convictions. House Bill 3533 would require anyone who has two or more drunk driving convictions to participate in the…
  • Apr 16

    Illinois Bill Would Limit Use of License Plate Reader

    Illinois Bill Would Limit Use of License Plate Reader
    Over the past several years, license plate readers have become a popular surveillance tool for law enforcement across the country. It is a tool most people are not even aware exists.  The readers use small, high-speed cameras to…
  • Mar 26

    Traffic Violations can Drastically Increase Insurance Premium

    Traffic Violations can Drastically Increase Insurance Premium
    Most drivers understand that violating traffic laws can result in citations from law enforcement, the consequences of which typically include monetary penalties and potential suspension of driving privileges. More serious offenses, such as…
Rank this Week: 1542

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

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

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Apr 23

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man
      The federal appeals court in San Francisco recently reversed baseball player Barry Bonds’s conviction for obstruction of justice.  The criminal charge and conviction arose out of testimony that Bonds gave to a grand…
  • Apr 15

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal
    In disciplinary proceedings involving claims of sexual assault, universities continue to find themselves in an intolerable situation, caught in a lawyer-triangle of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights,…
  • Mar 28

    White-Collar Felon Registries, Hester Prynne and The Drive-By Trucker

    White-Collar Felon Registries, Hester Prynne and The Drive-By Trucker
    Although one must admire the historicist sensibilities of a state legislature that just reinstated the firing squad  as a methodology for execution, the Utah legislature’s passage of a bill to create a white-collar crime…
Rank this Week: 1953

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law…

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law Blog

Discusses Texas criminal laws, types of criminal cases, and trials in the news.

http://www.cohendwilawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Texas High School Star and Boise State Recruit Arrested

    Texas High School Star and Boise State Recruit Arrested
    On Tuesday April 7, 2015, Arlington High School star running back, Raymond Sheard was arrested for gun and drug possession. The arrest has the potential of ruining his future football career, and a conviction carries severe legal penalties.…
  • Jul 23

    Harris County DA Receives Huge Grant for No Refusal Program

    Harris County DA Receives Huge Grant for No Refusal Program
    The Harris County District Attorney’s Office received almost half a million in dollars in funding from the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure every day is a no refusal day. This no refusal policy means they have additional…
  • Jul 1

    Driving a Golf Cart Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Driving a Golf Cart Under the Influence of Alcohol
    Houston is known for its warmer climate and is home to a number of golf courses, where residents can enjoy a round of golf for most of the year. It is not uncommon for golf enthusiasts to throw back a few drinks while playing 18 holes with a…
Rank this Week: 1982

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Criminal Prosecution and the Palm Beach County Mental Health Court

    Criminal Prosecution and the Palm Beach County Mental Health Court
    As a criminal defense lawyer, I am faced with questions, concerns and problems that affect those with mental illness on a routine basis. Individuals facing criminal prosecution for allegedly committing unlawfully acts, find themselves in a…
  • Apr 21

    Fugitive Warrants and Invocation of Rights in Florida

    Fugitive Warrants and Invocation of Rights in Florida
    A daily feature in the Palm Beach Post is a link of those individuals wanted for arrest by local, state and federal law enforcement authorities throughout Palm Beach County, FL. The wanted fugitives all have one thing in common; they all have…
  • Apr 14

    Evidence in Florida DUI Crashes Causing Bodily Injury or Death

    Evidence in Florida DUI Crashes Causing Bodily Injury or Death
    As a criminal defense attorney, I am always asked about what types of evidence can be put forward by the accused to show he or she was not the driver of a vehicle involved in a DUI crash causing serious bodily injury or death were the…
Rank this Week: 4293

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them
    Dallas County is at the forefront in Texas of enforcing a penalty on individuals charged with domestic violence. Officials in Dallas County will soon start collecting the guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence. Dallas County…
  • Jan 26

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla
    The age-old adage about everything being bigger in Texas isn’t far from the truth when it comes to the number of drunk drivers in the state. In 2013, Texas led the nation in regards to the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers that…
  • Nov 6

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship
    Harris and Dallas Counties in Texas are two of the deadliest for women involved in domestic violence. For both counties in 2013, The Texas Council on Family Violence reported that 20 women died during domestic violence incidents. For many…
Rank this Week: 1960

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Too Many Life Sentence

    Too Many Life Sentence
    I wasn't under any illusions about what the sentence would be. My client was convicted of shooting a man in a drive-by shooting, killing him almost instantly. There were other charges pending, charges involving other shootings. The maximum…
  • Apr 22

    Richard Lapointe's Long Journey

    Richard Lapointe's Long Journey
    Richard Lapointe looked dazed, even confused, when he walked out of Superior Court in Hartford last week. It was the first time in 26 years his feet hit civilian pavement. He was supposed to die behind bars. apointe’s long walk to…
  • Apr 22

    Aaron Hernandez's Chances on Appeal

    Aaron Hernandez's Chances on Appeal
    Would a different defense have spared Aaron Hernandez a life sentence? I suspect his lawyers are wondering, especially after jurors told the media they were shocked to hear the defense say in closing arguments that Hernandez was present at…
Rank this Week: 1526

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/
  • Apr 22

    Driver Charged in DUI Death Picked Up Three Years Later

    Driver Charged in DUI Death Picked Up Three Years Later
    Motorists arrested on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles know that they’ll have to pay the price in fines, loss of license or even jail time. When a court convicts a motorist of causing a death while driving under the influence, the…
  • Apr 20

    Wild Ride for Seniors with DUI Driver at the Wheel

    Wild Ride for Seniors with DUI Driver at the Wheel
    Although it’s tough to admit you’re too old to drive safely, responsible seniors know when it’s time to give up their licenses for the sake of the other motorists who are sharing the road. Medicines, both prescription and…
  • Apr 15

    Walk on San Diego Freeway Leads to Woman’s DUI Arrest

    Walk on San Diego Freeway Leads to Woman’s DUI Arrest
    Cops in the City of Angels could probably tell many tales about unusual incidents that involve cases of DUI in Los Angeles. But their peers in San Diego also have some interesting tales that they could add to the mix. A photographer with KTLA…
Rank this Week: 4356

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Apr 22

    Prison Security and Drone-Smuggled Contraband

    Prison Security and Drone-Smuggled Contraband
    Today's New York Times has this interesting article on the use of drones to smuggle contraband into prisons. It begins:During the graveyard shift at 1:44 a.m., security cameras at the prison here picked up the blinking lights of an…
  • Apr 12

    Drones Banned Above "Game of Thrones" Set in Belfast

    Drones Banned Above "Game of Thrones" Set in Belfast
    So reports Belfast Live:Crafty Game Of Thrones fans have been thwarted from getting any sneak behind-the-scenes peeks after a ban on drones above the set. Signs erected close to the filming studios in Titanic Quarter, East Belfast, warn…
  • Apr 9

    What is a Pond?

    What is a Pond?
    According to the Iowa Court of Appeals, a pond is "a body of water," and a contractor's building "a pond that does not hold water," amounted to nothing more than the construction of a dam.Via Kevin Underhill's Lowering The Bar, I learned…
Rank this Week: 2366

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    FBI Gives Flawed Hair Analysis in One Arizona Death Penalty Case

    FBI Gives Flawed Hair Analysis in One Arizona Death Penalty Case
    A bomb was dropped over the national criminal justice system this past week when the Washington Post reported and the FBI admitted to over-stating the weight of hair analysis evidence. A mind boggling 95% of the 268 trials reviewed the…
  • Apr 20

    Article – Food Trucks, Incremental Innovation, and Regulatory Rut

    Article – Food Trucks, Incremental Innovation, and Regulatory Rut
    Food Truck Fridays are fun and delicious! If you have somehow missed out on this culinary treat which takes place in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on Friday afternoons, you should make time to visit.  Some of my friends look forward all week…
  • Apr 17

    Police Use Car to Ram Armed Suspect

    Police Use Car to Ram Armed Suspect
    A dashboard camera video that captured Marana Police Officer Michael Rapiejko using their car to ram an armed suspect through a concrete wall is raising questions of excessive force. Since this use of force situation in Marana, Arizona…
Rank this Week: 2376

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 22

    Man charged with Rape in Utah a Flight Risk

    Man charged with Rape in Utah a Flight Risk
    A judge issued a warrant for a man charged with rape in Utah after Homeland Security determined him to be a flight risk. Saudi Arabian native Monsour Alshammari was arrested earlier this year in Orem, Utah. He is facing a first-degree felony…
  • Apr 20

    Southern Utah woman arrested for Child Abuse

    Southern Utah woman arrested for Child Abuse
    Party of one A southern Utah woman was arrested for child abuse Friday when police found her passed out drunk while her 1 year old baby wandered unattended.  26 year old Amanda Lee Gardner was staying at The Rodeway Inn in southern Utah,…
  • Apr 15

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed
    Police Chief pleads the 5th 10 felony drug cases in Escalante Utah may be dismissed as former police Chief Kevin Worlton refused to testify in court. Worlton objected to the subpoena to testify in the drug cases, stating that the information…
Rank this Week: 3318

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2899

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Domestic violence charges need to be taken seriously

    Domestic violence charges need to be taken seriously
    The state of Louisiana takes domestic violence very seriously, which is why you need an effective lawyer on your side if you are facing domestic abuse battery charges. During a domestic disagreement, one party may call the police out of...
  • Apr 16

    Do I have the right to a lawyer?

    Do I have the right to a lawyer?
    The U.S. Constitution provides Americans with many rights, including the right to be represented by a lawyer in most criminal proceedings. But you are probably more curious about whether the Constitution affords you the right to have a lawyer…
  • Apr 9

    Darren Sharper tackled by state, federal assault charge

    Darren Sharper tackled by state, federal assault charge
    Former NFL star Darren Sharper is used to getting plenty of media attention, but over the past year it has been for all the wrong reasons. Sharper was celebrated by the media and fans after helping the New Orleans Saints...
Rank this Week: 2433

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Apr 22

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea
    Requirements to Withdraw a Plea When a defendant enters into a plea negotiation with the State he has to waive all of his pretrial rights such as his right to remain silent, his right to the presumption of innocence, his … Continue…
  • Mar 6

    When does an informant tip justify a police traffic stop?

    When does an informant tip justify a police traffic stop?
    Fourth Amendment Requirements With Regards to Traffic Stops The Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of “unreasonable searches and seizures” extends to temporary detentions, such as traffic stops. See U.S. Const. amend. IV;…
  • Dec 17

    Our Vanishing Right

    Our Vanishing Right
    In an opinion released early this week the Supreme Court of the United States has yet again ruled against protecting individuals rights and has given law enforcement even more power to harass and torment the masses. The case referred to…
Rank this Week: 3381

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/
  • Apr 22

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex
    Recent arrest reports suggest that Qayed Murtaza Shareef, the 39-year-old CEO of a Southern California digital advertising company, solicited two Virginia boys, aged nine and 10, to take explicit videos of themselves. Per the allegations,…
  • Apr 13

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa
    Glen Timberlake, a 27-year-old from Austin, drove all the way from central Texas to rural Michigan to meet a girl he met online two years ago while playing Minecraft. Police took him into custody when the girl's mother recognized him outside…
  • Apr 8

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case
    Five men ranging from the age of 19 to 57 were taken into custody by Weld County officials, part of a multi-agency sting operation coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security. Posing as the mother of two girls, aged 11 and 14, an…
Rank this Week: 1432

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Apr 22

    FBI Scandal: Forensic FBI Experts Give False and Flawed DNA Evidence To Get Conviction

    FBI Scandal: Forensic FBI Experts Give False and Flawed DNA Evidence To Get Conviction
    This is very bad and it’s going to get worse. Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice finally came forward and admitted that the FBI forensic evidence provided in countless criminal trials over…
  • Apr 15

    Police Cameras: Things to Know Before Filming Texas Police in Action

    Police Cameras: Things to Know Before Filming Texas Police in Action
    The power of the people to film or photograph police doing bad things — and then sharing those videos or photographs online in social media like Twitter or YouTube — is undeniable. From the use of smartphones, just last week we…
  • Apr 8

    Police in Dallas – Fort Worth Get Papers Graded: Low Crime Clearance Rates for North Texa

    Police in Dallas – Fort Worth Get Papers Graded: Low Crime Clearance Rates for North Texa
    Today, the video of a South Carolina police officer shooting a man running away from a traffic stop has gone viral, and the officer has been arrested for murder. If you haven’t seen the footage, you can watch it on YouTube (it’s…
Rank this Week: 5042

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 22

    Supreme Court rules police may not extend traffic stop

    Supreme Court rules police may not extend traffic stop
        Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court in Rodriguez v. United States, -- U.S. --, (No. 13-9972), ruled that once a routine traffic stop is completed, the police cannot  without reasonable suspicion detain an…
  • Apr 14

    Lori G. Levin named Leading Lawyer

    Lori G. Levin named Leading Lawyer
        I am humbled and honored to have been named as a Leading Lawyer for Criminal Defense Law: Felonies and Misdemeanors. The selection is a result of a peer review process where only 5 per cent of all Illinois attorneys are…
  • Mar 31

    A Month of Women's History Post

    A Month of Women's History Post
        I have highlighted inspiring women each day in March in honor of Women's History Month at www.facebook.com/chicagodefense. I have done so to not only acknowledge the women who have influenced or intrigued me but to share a…
Rank this Week: 3583

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Unprecedented Criminal Case on New Revenge Porn Law

    Unprecedented Criminal Case on New Revenge Porn Law
    On Friday, April 3rd, 28 year old San Diego man Kevin Bollaert was convicted in the San Diego Superior Court and sentenced to 18 years for 27 counts of identity theft and extortion via California’s newly enacted revenge porn law.…
  • Apr 20

    What Does Domestic Violence Have to Do with the Family Dog?

    What Does Domestic Violence Have to Do with the Family Dog?
    Well, the answer is everything.  Courts and the public opinion are increasingly viewing the family pet and other companion animals as family members, and the legal trend of covering pets in domestic violence (DV) protective orders are…
  • Apr 16

    Gone Viral: The Story of an SDSU Student Passed Out While Driving

    Gone Viral: The Story of an SDSU Student Passed Out While Driving
    As I have blogged before on the status of California’s DUI laws, last week saw a perfect illustration of what happens when one is caught drinking and driving.  A 25-year-old San Diego State student by the name of Amber Dlaine…
Rank this Week: 2216

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Apr 22

    Skipping School May Not Longer Be An Offense for Students in Texa

    Skipping School May Not Longer Be An Offense for Students in Texa
    In Texas skipping school can be a criminal offense for students. However, that may change if a bill approved this month by the Senate makes it onto the statute books. The Star-Telegram reported on how skipping school in Texas would no longer…
  • Apr 14

    Cedar Hill High’s Head Football Coach is Arrested on DWI Charge

    Cedar Hill High’s Head Football Coach is Arrested on DWI Charge
    A high profile Texas school football coach has been arrested and charged with DWI, according to reports. The Dallas Morning News reported Cedar Hill High School’s coach Joey McGuire was arrested on the morning of April 10, 2015. Cedar…
  • Apr 13

    What Can a Lawyer Do for You?

    What Can a Lawyer Do for You?
    Every day at least one potential client asks me, “What can you do for me?” It is natural enough.  A person has been charged with a crime; they are concerned about their future; and they are confronted with the expensive…
Rank this Week: 2163

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Bill to Expand Juvenile Diversion

    Bill to Expand Juvenile Diversion
    Juveniles often make foolish choices. Unfortunately, sometimes those choices involve illegal activities and lead to encounters with the law. A criminal record can be seriously detrimental to a young person. But under Florida law, law…
  • Apr 20

    Police Body Camera Restrictions Proposed

    Police Body Camera Restrictions Proposed
    Body cameras are increasingly used by law enforcement officers to improve transparency in the public’s interaction with police. A bill moving through the Florida legislature would limit the public’s access to police body camera…
  • Apr 17

    What Do Grand Juries Do?

    What Do Grand Juries Do?
    A grand jury is an agency of the court, composed of 15 to 21 citizens. They determine whether there is probable cause in a criminal case, and if they find that there is probable cause, they indict, or formally accuse, the suspect. Grand…
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Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    What Is the Legal Definition of Sexual Penetration?

    What Is the Legal Definition of Sexual Penetration?
    A good number of sex crimes listed in the Texas Penal Code require penetration to occur before they are considered an offense. Therefore, it’s important for anyone who is accused of one of these crimes to know what the law says about…
  • Apr 15

    Best Defenses for a Sex Crime

    Best Defenses for a Sex Crime
    Prosecutors tend to be under tremendous pressure from victim’s advocacy groups and the public at large to “make sex offenders pay.” That doesn’t mean sex crimes can’t be defended, as the burden of proof is always…
  • Apr 8

    Do You Know the Texas Consent Laws? Get the Facts before It’s Too Late

    Do You Know the Texas Consent Laws? Get the Facts before It’s Too Late
    A number of acts may be charged as crimes if there is a lack of consent. Consent is defined in Section 1.07 (11) of the Texas Penal Code as being “assent in fact, whether express or apparent.” This means an individual must agree…
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Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    Texas Marital Rape Laws and Penaltie

    Texas Marital Rape Laws and Penaltie
    Under Texas law, rape is defined as a criminal offense that occurs when a person engages in non-consensual sex. The law defines non-consensual sex as any sexual activity that involves a participant who does not agree to engage in the…
  • Apr 15

    What Are the Penalties for Prostitution?

    What Are the Penalties for Prostitution?
    In Texas, prostitution is a crime that involves the exchange of payment for sexual services. The law covers the act of engaging in sexual contact for payment as well as offering to engage in such acts in return for payment. Any such activity…
  • Oct 29

    Arrested for DWI: Here Are the Penaltie

    Arrested for DWI: Here Are the Penaltie
    With alcohol-related highway crashes racking up faster than one per hour according to statistics from the Department of Transportation, it’s not surprising that our justice system is very harsh on anyone convicted of driving while…
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Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    MASSACHUSETTS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THE DEFENSE OF CONSENT

    MASSACHUSETTS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THE DEFENSE OF CONSENT
    In my last posting, we discussed Emmanuel Bile and his conviction in the rape trial that had just ended. After the sentencing hearing, Mr. Bile was sentenced to serve eight to ten years in Massachusetts State Prison. The complainant addressed…
  • Apr 8

    PITTSFIELD JURY TRIAL OF UMASS AMHERST RAPE SUSPECTS ENDS IN CONVICTION

    PITTSFIELD JURY TRIAL OF UMASS AMHERST RAPE SUSPECTS ENDS IN CONVICTION
    We have had a number of discussions about how schools (primarily colleges) grapple with the allegations of sex crimes. Some of the “new” and “improved” solutions have boarded on the ludicrous in my experienced opinion,…
  • Mar 25

    ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION? WHAT PRISON SENTENCES SHOULD YOU BE FACING?

    ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION? WHAT PRISON SENTENCES SHOULD YOU BE FACING?
    Last week, we began discussing the issue of mandatory minimum prison sentences in drug cases. The Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court himself has come out in favor of abolishing the statutes containing these penalties.…
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Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
  • Dec 25

    What Is the Punishment for the Possession or Sale of Xanax in California?

    What Is the Punishment for the Possession or Sale of Xanax in California?
    In California, the possession or sale of a controlled substance is illegal. When many people think of a “controlled substance” they envision drugs such as heroin or cocaine; however, prescription drugs are every bit as illegal…
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Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds The Line Against Unconstitutional Detention

    Supreme Court Holds The Line Against Unconstitutional Detention
    Today, the Supreme Court released its decision and opinion in Rodriguez v. United States. This was not just a defense win. It was a win for anyone who travels in a car and may be stopped by the police for a traffic violation. The five…
  • Mar 4

    Stamm Testifies Before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee

    Stamm Testifies Before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee
    On March 4, 2015, Leonard Stamm testified in opposition to House Bill 532 which would require officers to tell suspected drunk drivers in a fatal or life threatening injury crash that they are required to submit to an alcohol test. Here is…
  • Feb 2

    Proposals for New DUI Laws in 2015

    Proposals for New DUI Laws in 2015
    1. Change "reasonable grounds" in § 16-205.1 to "probable cause" The Fourth Amendment requires articulable reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle, Whren v. U.S., 517 U.S. 806, 116 S. Ct. 1769, 135 L. Ed. 2d 89 (1996) and probable cause…
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Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

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

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Apr 21

    Why Tennessee District Attorneys Should Provide Discovery In general Sessions Court

    Why Tennessee District Attorneys Should Provide Discovery In general Sessions Court
    Under Tennessee law, one accused of a crime is entitled to request discovery if your case is in circuit or criminal court . Rule 16 of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure only apply in circuit or criminal courts . The rule requires…
  • Mar 2

    I Am Going To Kill You

    I Am Going To Kill You
    Last week Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Starlings made ESPN Sportscenter for a remark that Stallings wish he would never have yelled. Right after Vanderbilt beat Tennessee , a player made some gestures that could be construed as…
  • Feb 24

    Tennessee's 12 Hour Hold In Domestic Violence Case

    Tennessee's 12 Hour Hold In Domestic Violence Case
    Changes to Tennessee's !2 hour hold in domestic violence cases is set for committee review this afternoon . Current law requires that anyone arrested for a domestic violence charge must be held in custody for 12 hours before one could make a…
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New York DWI Lawyer Blog

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and DWI Topics Of Interest. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkdwilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Refusal Hearing–What Is It?

    The Refusal Hearing–What Is It?
    When operating a motor vehicle in the state of New York, drivers give their acceptance to provide a sample of their blood, breath, urine or saliva if requested to do so during the course of a valid traffic stop for a violation of the Vehicle…
  • Jan 14

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI
    On December 27, 2014, Thomas Palermo, a 41 year old software engineer at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, was riding his bicycle on a road popular with bicyclists for its wide bike lanes and steep hills. At that same time, Heather Cook, a…
  • Nov 4

    Halloween Is Dangerous Night For Pedestrians Struck By Intoxicated Driver

    Halloween Is Dangerous Night For Pedestrians Struck By Intoxicated Driver
    If you ask the average motorist, he or she would probably tell you that the night of the year when there are the most drunk drivers would be either New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl Sunday or possibly Thanksgiving Eve. In fact, Halloween night…
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Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
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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/
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Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 21

    Freispruch für mutmaßlichen Besteller von Dopingmitteln

    Freispruch für mutmaßlichen Besteller von Dopingmitteln
    Allein aufgrund der Kundenliste können Besteller von Dopingmitteln, verschreibungspflichtigen Medikamenten oder Betäubungsmitteln nicht verurteilt werden. Dopingmittel, verschreibungspflichtige Arzneimittel oder Drogen...
  • Mar 23

    Deal: Mitteilungspflicht des Vorsitzenden dient auch der Kontrolle durch die Öffentlichkeit

    Deal: Mitteilungspflicht des Vorsitzenden dient auch der Kontrolle durch die Öffentlichkeit
    Werden wesentliche Inhalte eines (erfolglosen) Verständigungsgesprächs nicht mitgeteilt, kann der Grundsatz des fairen Verfahrens verletzt sein. Mit dem Verständigungsgesetz aus...
  • Mar 10

    Freispruch für Finanzstaatssekretär Bäumer

    Freispruch für Finanzstaatssekretär Bäumer
    Nach rund achtjährigem Ermittlungsverfahren geht das Untreue-Verfahren gegen Bäumer mit einem Freispruch zu Ende. Seit gut eineinhalb Jahren läuft der...
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Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

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

    Duplicity and Unanimity Instruction

    Duplicity and Unanimity Instruction
    United States v. Eaton, decided on April 20, 2015, is an appeal from the conviction of former Barren County (KY) Sheriff Christopher Eaton.  The case stems from the arrest and beating of Billy Stinnett in 2010.  Eaton and three…
  • Apr 18

    Determining Competency

    Determining Competency
    A recent pair of Sixth Circuit cases elucidate the procedure for determining competency—particularly  when a defendant seeks to represent himself. In such circumstance, there are two questions: (1) whether the defendant is…
  • Apr 7

    Too white to strike? Reverse-Batson rears its head

    Too white to strike? Reverse-Batson rears its head
    Today's unpublished Strong opinion shows the Sixth Circuit wrestling with the always-problematic reverse-Batson claim, made especially problematic here in light of some, shall we say, unusual comments made by the district judge…
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South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Fowl Play in Kansas City Law Office

    Fowl Play in Kansas City Law Office
    Harry Truman never completed law school but he did attend for two years. He lived a few miles from Kansas City, which recently became renown in the history of lawyers and lawyer jokes. It all began on April 14th when legal secretary Monica…
  • Apr 17

    Kim Richards Arrested

    Kim Richards Arrested
    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested in California in the Beverly Hills Hotel and charged with trespassing, public intoxication and resisting an officer and battery on an officer.  Early morning Thursday, April…
  • Apr 7

    Boston Marathon Bomber Case Close to Ending

    Boston Marathon Bomber Case Close to Ending
    April 6, 2015 marks the closing arguments in the Boston Bomber case being played out in Federal court in Boston. The Federal criminal trial of Mr. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the sole survivor of the pair that is accused of planning, preparing and…
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San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Understanding Probation Violations in California

    Understanding Probation Violations in California
    A probation violation occurs when you break the conditions of probation. This may result in serious punishment, depending upon the nature and gravity of the violation, whether or not this is your first violation, and whether there are factors…
  • Apr 15

    Events in Ferguson Shine Light on a California Problem

    Events in Ferguson Shine Light on a California Problem
    Prior to the U.S. Department of Justice uncovering a history of racial profiling and discrimination in Ferguson, MO, a group of attorneys filed suit claiming that municipal courts in the town were arresting and imprisoning a large number…
  • Jan 9

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence
    According to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), in 2014, drivers operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol killed around 10,500 people; 345,000 were injured. The statistics for the number of accidents occurring in…
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Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Apr 20

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited
    45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NYNYS Appellate Division for the Second DepartmentThe New York Appellate Division has agreed to expedite the appeal from a lower court's decision rejecting the request to unseal grand jury records in the Eric Garner…
  • Apr 19

    FBI Admits Decades of Flawed Evidence

    FBI Admits Decades of Flawed Evidence
    According to the Washington Post, the government has admitted that, for years and years on end, every FBI examiner who testified in criminal trials over a twenty-years period prior to 2000 gave flawed testimony that favored the prosecution.…
  • Mar 22

    Marty Stroud, Glenn Ford, and the Machinery of Death

    Marty Stroud, Glenn Ford, and the Machinery of Death
    Photo by Douglas Collier/The Shreveport TimesThe Shreveport Times recently published a written apology from former prosecutor Marty Stroud to Glenn Ford. Stroud's words are powerful and moving, and I urge you to read the piece.Stroud had…
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New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

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

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
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Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Wisconsin Appeals Court Holds Search Warrant Was Based on Probable Cause in Marijuana Grow House Case

    Wisconsin Appeals Court Holds Search Warrant Was Based on Probable Cause in Marijuana Grow House Case
    In Wisconsin, a search warrant may be issued if a neutral magistrate reasonably determines that probable cause exists. In an unpublished opinion, a man’s vehicle was searched by police officers who smelled marijuana in the car. During…
  • Apr 20

    Wisconsin Court of Appeals Upholds Child Pornography Conviction Following Plea Deal

    Wisconsin Court of Appeals Upholds Child Pornography Conviction Following Plea Deal
    In State v. Babcock, a man allegedly sent an undercover police officer who was posing as the mother of two children pornographic images of children over the internet. In addition, the man purportedly provided the law enforcement officer with…
  • Apr 20

    Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds Order Suppressing Drug Evidence

    Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds Order Suppressing Drug Evidence
    The United States Constitution permits a law enforcement officer to temporarily detain a citizen for investigative purposes. Sometimes, however, police in Wisconsin and elsewhere go too far and violate an individual’s rights. In an…
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Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    One of The Biggest Criminal Justice Scandal

    One of The Biggest Criminal Justice Scandal
    Imagine that a brutal rape and murder is committed. Shortly thereafter, an arrested is made. At the accused’s trial, the most significant piece of evidence comes from the prosecutor’s expert, who testifies, “The hair found…
  • Mar 7

    What If Jodi Arias Juror #17 Failed To Disclose Her Connection To Prosecutor?

    What If Jodi Arias Juror #17 Failed To Disclose Her Connection To Prosecutor?
    THE ALLEGED FACTS Some new interesting developments have come to light concerning one of the jurors (Juror #17) in the most recent Jodi Arias jury trial. It’s being reported by CBS 5, a local television station from Phoenix, that the…
  • Mar 5

    Making Sense of the Jodi Arias Hung Jury Verdict

    Making Sense of the Jodi Arias Hung Jury Verdict
    INITIAL THOUGHTS I know a lot of people are angry right now. To hear that Jodi Arias won’t be going to death row because of one lone juror (who I’ll call “Juror 12″) is too much for many to handle right now. Many on…
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