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Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Fla. Supreme Court Rules Against Secret Recordings by Victim

    Fla. Supreme Court Rules Against Secret Recordings by Victim
    Our criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert recognize the importance of the Florida Supreme Court's ruling that secret recordings -- in particular, even those captured by alleged victims of a crime -- are not…
  • Nov 28

    Florida Ranks Poorly in Sealing of Juvenile Record

    Florida Ranks Poorly in Sealing of Juvenile Record
    According to Judge Jay Blitzman, "if you believe in second chances . . . you have to believe in expungement." Our Palm Beach and Broward County juvenile criminal defense lawyers couldn't agree more. If someone makes a mistake during their…
  • Nov 25

    Lessons from the Grand Jury's Decision

    Lessons from the Grand Jury's Decision
    Monday night's announcement that the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri had failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson has sparked confusion throughout much of the legal community as well as protests throughout the United States. Our Palm Beach and…
Rank this Week: 4343

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3872

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1369

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
  • Nov 28

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3
    In this post, I will begin an exploration of the implications of deterrence aims for criminalization.  By criminalization, I mean the decisions about what conduct to make criminal under what circumstances, and what level of punishment to…
  • Nov 26

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2
    At bottom, our criminal-justice system exists to provide citizens with a sense of security in their day-to-day lives.  In this regard, our criminal-justice system serves the same end as our national-security system. There is, however, a…
Rank this Week: 2963

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche
      The risk, for the government, when it “throws it all up against the barn Hon. Judge Harry Pregersonto see what sticks?”   You may draw the wrong barn.   United States v. Camou, 2014 WL 6980135 (9thCir.…
  • Dec 12

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598…

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598 (12-11-14)(Pregerson with Fisher and Gwinnett, D.J.). A search incident to arrest, ends with the arrest. It can only occur when (1) the search is of the person or immediate vicinity; and (2) be spatially and…
  • Dec 9

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517…

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517 (Sotomayor, J. for a unanimous Court) --- Rule 606(b) of the Federal Rules of Evidence does not permit the introduction of an affidavit from one juror that alleges that another juror lied in response to…
Rank this Week: 1029

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: 2574

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1873

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    I Agree With Obama

    I Agree With Obama
    Who out there watches TV these days? It's not very chic to admit to watching much TV, as such activities would take away from more "important" activities. I have friends that check their phone non-stop, take it everywhere--yet boldly…
  • Nov 30

    Can the Police Break Down My Door?

    Can the Police Break Down My Door?
    What happens when you agree to "free consultations?" Well, you get lots of interesting questions. I should parley these free consultations into some sort of stand-up routine, but these consultations are confidential so I'll go one more day…
  • Nov 26

    The Government Cannot Knock on any Front Door They Choose

    The Government Cannot Knock on any Front Door They Choose
    I grew up in a great neighborhood, full of kids who liked to play kickball and soccer. Now, when you combine balls and kids, you end up with broken windows, and having to jump fences to retrieve a stray ball. The problem is, some neighbors…
Rank this Week: 2853

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/
  • Dec 13

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?
    20 days from the date of your arrest. This can be completed online or by mail. See link to Department of Licensing (DOL). Request DOL Hearing Cost is $375.00. See Mail in Form
  • Dec 12

    Will a DUI probation violation suspend my license?

    Will a DUI probation violation suspend my license?
    Maybe. Yes, if it is any of the following DUI mandatory conditions: (i) Not drive a motor vehicle without a valid license to drive and proof of financial responsibility insurance (SR 22); (no license and/or insurance) (ii) Not drive while...
  • Dec 11

    Will my alcohol evaluation be accessible by the public?

    Will my alcohol evaluation be accessible by the public?
    Yes. Unfornuately, due to recent changes to Washington State Public Disclosure Rules (Supreme Court General Rule 31) alcohol/drug evaluations can be viewed by the public. We are now exploring ways to protect our DUI client's privacy since…
Rank this Week: 3779

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    WHAT IS THE IRONY OF URINE TESTING IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES?

    WHAT IS THE IRONY OF URINE TESTING IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES?
    Most states acknowledge urine testing is not an accurate way to measure blood alcohol concentration, and Ohio is one of the few states which still uses urine alcohol testing for DUI/OVI cases. Ohio law makes urine tests admissible in court so…
  • Nov 30

    YOU DON’T WANT A RIDE FROM ARIDE OFFICERS

    YOU DON’T WANT A RIDE FROM ARIDE OFFICERS
    If you get a ride from an ARIDE officer, it’s because you’ve been arrested for DUI/OVI. The acronym stands for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and ARIDE is a course which some police officers complete to improve at…
  • Nov 15

    ACID REFLUX AND BREATH TESTS IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES

    ACID REFLUX AND BREATH TESTS IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES
    Somewhere between ten percent and twenty percent of Americans have GERD: Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. While the advertisements by pharmaceutical companies have made GERD common knowledge, it is no so commonly known that this medical…
Rank this Week: 2587

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Dec 13

    Morris County Fraud Lawyer

    Morris County Fraud Lawyer
    Morris County Fraud Lawyers Morris County, New Jersey is a very wealthy area.  In addition, there are a lot of businesses there.  As a result, there is also a lot of fraud and other white collar crimes.  In fact, the Morris…
  • Dec 13

    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyer

    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyer
    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyers If you have been charged with credit card fraud in Philadelphia, our team of tough, smart lawyers can help you defeat the charges against you.  In Pennsylvania, credit cards, debit cards and ATM…
  • Dec 10

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    New Jersey Civil Service Appeals Our New Jersey Civil Service appeals will fight for you against the NJ Civil Service Commission and local service appeals. We can help fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers and employees of all…
Rank this Week: 4142

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

Covers Texas criminal and DWI law, with an emphasis on Greater Houston cases. By Scheiner Law Group.

http://www.scheinerlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    Can you film the police? Know your rights!

    Can you film the police? Know your rights!
    Let’s say you and your friends are out one night and things take a turn for the bad. A police officer starts hassling you or someone in your group. Or maybe you just see an angry cop about to get violent with a person in the street. Are…
  • Dec 8

    How to Avoid Getting a DWI During the Holidays in Houston

    How to Avoid Getting a DWI During the Holidays in Houston
    The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with our family and friends, but all of the festivities can come to a screeching halt when it comes to drinking and driving. With so many people travelling on the roads to and from holiday…
  • Aug 5

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking
    It’s often said that we live in an era of unprecedented technological advances. In no area is this more apparent than in the field of telecommunications. What a person can now do with say, an iPhone was simply unimaginable even just a…
Rank this Week: 4401

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Dec 12

    UPDATE: Second Circuit Reverses “Downstream Tippee” Conviction

    UPDATE: Second Circuit Reverses “Downstream Tippee” Conviction
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Mark B. Sheppard, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mark focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, SEC Enforcement and complex commercial civil litigation. He can…
  • Dec 11

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office Secures First Convictions Under Bribery Act

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office Secures First Convictions Under Bribery Act
    Last Friday, news came from across the Atlantic that Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) had successfully obtained its first series of convictions under the UK’s Bribery Act of 2010 (the “Bribery Act”),…
  • Dec 4

    ABA Task Force Proposes Significant Change to Fraud Guideline

    ABA Task Force Proposes Significant Change to Fraud Guideline
    When the U.S. Sentencing Commission adopted the original Sentencing Guidelines in 1987, it sought to ensure that white collar offenders faced “short but definite period[s] of confinement.” U.S. Sentencing Commission, Fifteen Years…
Rank this Week: 1821

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS
    A recently released $40 million dollar Senate Intelligence report revealed that in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency tortured terror suspects […]
  • Dec 11

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent
    Entrapment and the widespread use of unreliable snitches are realities that every zealous criminal defense attorney must be on the lookout, lest corrupted, or even worse, […]
  • Dec 9

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION
    In a 1966 decision, Schmerber v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision extending a limited exception to the Fourth Amendment “warrant requirement” to […]
Rank this Week: 1398

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Dec 12

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing
    On October 20th, 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law changing the way courts handle prior drunk driving (DUI) convictions at sentencing. In Pennsylvania, you face harsher punishments if you have prior DUI convictions.…
  • Oct 20

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act
    On December 20, 2012, the Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) required many individuals who were convicted of sex offenses but not classified as violent sex offenders to begin registering as sexual offenders.  A new law passed in…
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
Rank this Week: 4782

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense issues in sex crimes cases. By Law Office of Timothy L. Healy.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Washington Supreme Court: Burden of Proof in Rape Cases Shifted

    Washington Supreme Court: Burden of Proof in Rape Cases Shifted
    The Washington Supreme Court found it a violation of constitutional due process rights to require a rape case defendant to prove consent during trial. What this means is the burden of proof is now rightly shifted to the state, reversing a…
  • Dec 5

    Washington v. Trice - Calculating Prior Out-of-State Felonies on Offender Score

    Washington v. Trice - Calculating Prior Out-of-State Felonies on Offender Score
    For defendants in any criminal case, one of the first questions asked is how much time they may be facing. The answer is going to depend on a host of factors. There are some crimes to which minimum mandatory sentences are attached, meaning…
  • Nov 24

    Washington v. Garza - Sex Abuse Conviction Affirmed Despite Trial Misstep

    Washington v. Garza - Sex Abuse Conviction Affirmed Despite Trial Misstep
    While many criminal cases are resolved prior to trial in the form of a plea bargain, in which the defendant pleads guilty, but to lesser charges or in exchange for a lighter sentence, those that do make it to trial may endure a few missteps.…
Rank this Week: 659

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Dec 12

    CFPB Reaches Settlement Agreement with Debt Relief Company and Law Firm

    CFPB Reaches Settlement Agreement with Debt Relief Company and Law Firm
    Last Thursday, December 4, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reached a settlement agreement with Premier Consulting Group LLC  and the  Law Office of Michael Lupoloverrequiring the defendants to pay a fine…
  • Dec 9

    A Question of Ethics: The Year in Government Ethic

    A Question of Ethics: The Year in Government Ethic
    Roll Call | December 9, 2014 As long as there are governments, there will be government corruption. The temptations to abuse power are never going away, and neither is human frailty, which means government ethics will remain an important…
  • Dec 9

    Public Databases Increase Qui Tam Risk for Healthcare Provider

    Public Databases Increase Qui Tam Risk for Healthcare Provider
    In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two new sources of data that are intended to increase transparency related to federal payments to physicians. They also, however, present a risk of being used by…
Rank this Week: 2238

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Garner and Brown Protests – Possible Criminal Law Implications?

    Garner and Brown Protests – Possible Criminal Law Implications?
    Garner and Brown Protests There have been a lot of high profile protests lately. For months there have been nationwide protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, the Garner protests in New York City have captured…
  • Dec 11

    3 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Jacksonville Trial Lawyer

    3 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Jacksonville Trial Lawyer
    Representing Yourself in Florida Family or Criminal Court One of the most common questions we get from friends and potential clients, particularly when it comes to Florida family law cases is “Can’t I do this myself?” The…
  • Nov 28

    What about Buster? Pets in Divorce

    What about Buster? Pets in Divorce
    For many, the family dog or cat or fish, is a part of the family and during a divorce (“dissolution of marriage” in Florida) neither spouse may want to give up the pet to the other. What happens to pets in divorce when…
Rank this Week: 2052

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 738

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
  • Dec 12

    How reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?

    How reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?
    The Ferguson, Missouri shooting incident of 18 year old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson reflects that eyewitness testimony varies among eyewitnesses and may not always be reliable. One explanation offered by…
  • Dec 5

    Privacy and Law Enforcement Surveillance

    Privacy and Law Enforcement Surveillance
    According to Judge Richard-Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, privacy is overvalued. He said this during a conference in Washington, D.C. about privacy and cybercrime. “Much of what passes for the name of…
  • Nov 28

    Supreme Court To Hear Case Regarding Social Media Post

    Supreme Court To Hear Case Regarding Social Media Post
    Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a First Amendment Case as to whether threatening speech posted on Facebook and other social media breaks the law. The appeal is up for argument on December 1. Social media companies already…
Rank this Week: 2026

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    I am a Senior Citizen – Can I File Bankruptcy?

    I am a Senior Citizen – Can I File Bankruptcy?
    While the financial crisis has hit the entire country very hard, Georgian Senior Citizens may be particularly affected due to the state’s increasing healthcare costs combined with its decreasing pensions – problems that typically…
  • Dec 11

    I am Currently Unemployed – Should I File Bankruptcy?

    I am Currently Unemployed – Should I File Bankruptcy?
    Americans around the country are still struggling to rebound from the 2008 economic crisis.  Often, efforts to restore our financial stability include taking on one or two part-time jobs in order to supplement our income. …
  • Dec 11

    I Have Filed Bankruptcy in the Past – Can I File Again?

    I Have Filed Bankruptcy in the Past – Can I File Again?
    Since the economic recession of 2008, many Georgians have made the decision to file for bankruptcy as a means to wipe clean their financial slate and move forward with a brighter economic outlook.  After filing for bankruptcy, many…
Rank this Week: 2246

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3757

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
Rank this Week: 4575

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Georgia men indicted on criminal charges believed to be in a gang

    Georgia men indicted on criminal charges believed to be in a gang
    Two men were arrested following a shooting incident at a Georgia apartment complex, although it's unclear whether the driver of the vehicle was also arrested. Believed to be members of a gang, they were recently indicted on criminal charges.…
  • Nov 23

    Federal authorities arrest debt collectors on criminal charge

    Federal authorities arrest debt collectors on criminal charge
    Americans are taking on more and more debt, and consumers in Georgia are no exception. With a 2.1 percent increase in household debt in the latter part of 2013, it may not come as a surprise to learn that some...
  • Nov 14

    Researchers may face criminal charges for alleged grant misuse

    Researchers may face criminal charges for alleged grant misuse
    About a year ago, Georgia Tech launched an investigation after suspicions arose about where certain grant money was actually going. Although no criminal charges have been filed yet, some expect that the local district attorney will be filing…
Rank this Week: 2774

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Dec 11

    How DUI field tests really work

    How DUI field tests really work
    By Jessica Towne Miranda warnings don't apply at the side of the road. The police do NOT have to read you the Miranda warning until you are in custody. When the police are talking to you at a traffic stop, they are gathering the evidence…
  • Dec 4

    What you must know before you talk to the police

    What you must know before you talk to the police
    By Jessica Towne So, you've been arrested, say for something simple, like DUI. You've been read the Miranda warning and you feel that you know what is going on. I'd suggest you call your lawyer before you talk. Because you probably don't…
  • Nov 18

    How Georgia roadblocks work

    How Georgia roadblocks work
    By Jessica Towne Police are required to schedule roadblocks for legitimate reasons in advance. Once the roadblock is setup, they have more rules to follow: During the roadblock / checkpoint 1. All vehicles must be stopped. For instance,…
Rank this Week: 3500

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    What is willful blindness?

    What is willful blindness?
    Answer: Willful blindness is a concept in federal law that says you cannot make yourself willfully blind, that is, ignore, an obviously illegal situation you are involved in.  And if you do, you do so at your peril.  Consider the…
  • Dec 1

    Can I be held after I serve my sentence for a sex crime?

    Can I be held after I serve my sentence for a sex crime?
    Answer: Yes, you can, under Florida’s harsh civil commitment laws.  Those convicted of sex offenses are often detained indefinitely for crimes they  haven’t yet committed.  After serving their sentences, they are…
  • Nov 17

    Are more government agencies using undercover operations?

    Are more government agencies using undercover operations?
    Answer: Yes, they are.  In a front page article in “The New York Times”, dated November 16, 2014, the federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40…
Rank this Week: 2207

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Dec 11

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Felony DUI Based on Judge’s Improper Response to Deliberating Juror

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Felony DUI Based on Judge’s Improper Response to Deliberating Juror
    A Champaign County trial judge’s improper response to deliberating jurors prompted an Illinois appellate court to reverse one defendant’s aggravated DUI conviction recently. Mr. Hasselbring, 31, was charged…
  • Dec 2

    Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Sentenced to Prison for DUI

    Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Sentenced to Prison for DUI
    Bob Avellini, Chicago Bears quarterback from 1975 to 1984, was sentenced last month to 18 months in prison for an aggravated DUI. Avellini agreed to plead guilty in exchange for the sentence. Had he not taken the plea, Avellini…
  • Nov 13

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely
    The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Searches and seizures executed without a warrant are presumed unreasonable unless there is an established exception. The Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 4636

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Florida Drug Case Thrown Out Where Police Stop Suspect for Driving Too Slowly on Highway

    Florida Drug Case Thrown Out Where Police Stop Suspect for Driving Too Slowly on Highway
    In Florida, a lot of drug arrests stem from simple traffic stops. One way for a criminal defense attorney to attack such a case would be to challenge the legality of the initial stop. While this may be difficult when a police officer is…
  • Dec 8

    it is a Felony to Bring Drugs or Contrband into a Florida Jail but State Must Prove Knowledge

    it is a Felony to Bring Drugs or Contrband into a Florida Jail but State Must Prove Knowledge
    In Florida, it is a felony for a person to bring contraband into the jail. Many of these cases involve a person who is arrested with drugs on them and do not want to tell the police officer the drugs are there. The police officer does not…
  • Dec 5

    What Does a Grand Jury Do, and How Does It Do It?

    What Does a Grand Jury Do, and How Does It Do It?
    There has been a lot of publicity about grand juries due to the recent decisions involving police officers and homicides where the grand juries have decided not to move forward with indictments. Along with the publicity, there has been a lot…
Rank this Week: 1606

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime
    As experienced Los Angeles white collar crime defense attorneys, we know that regardless of career or social standing, anyone can be accused of or indicted for a white collar crime. These offenses are generally those that are financially…
  • Oct 9

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead
    Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School. Crews were…
  • Jun 6

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10

    Four People Lose Their Lives After Truck Jackknifes on Interstate 10
    On May 21 of this year, an accident involving a truck carrying steel pipes triggered a bus accident that left four people dead. According to a report at U.S. News & World Report,  a flatbed truck was hauling steel pipes on a remote…
Rank this Week: 1762

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/
  • Dec 11

    Iowa State Basketball Star Bryce Dejean-Jones Charged with Drug House Violation

    Iowa State Basketball Star Bryce Dejean-Jones Charged with Drug House Violation
    According to multiple media outlets, KCCI, Des Moines Register & WHO, Iowa State Basketball star Bryce Dejean-Jones was charged early Thursday December 11, 2014 by Ames, Iowa police with a drug charge.  It is also being reported…
  • Dec 1

    Do You Need An Attorney For Methamphetamine Charges?

    Do You Need An Attorney For Methamphetamine Charges?
    Every once in a while I have to show up personally for a client’s “first appearance” in court.  This is where the Defendant is informed of the charges against him or her.  Generally, most Defendant’s who show…
  • Nov 3

    The IRS, A Mexican Restaurant and A Seized Bank Account

    The IRS, A Mexican Restaurant and A Seized Bank Account
    Last week the New York Times (followed by the Des Moines Register) ran a story about Carole Hinders and her 38 year-old Mexican restaurant, Mrs. Lady’s, in Arnolds Park, Iowa.  In May of 2013 Hinders was visited by two IRS agents…
Rank this Week: 2116

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 11

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision
    Here are two (ahem) differing views on yesterday's Second Circuit insider trading decision in United States v. Newman. The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are understandably happy at the ruling and contemptuous of Preet Bharara, dubbing…
  • Dec 10

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability
    The Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Newman is out. The jury instructions were erroneous and the evidence insufficient. The convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasso are reversed and their cases have been remanded with…
  • Dec 8

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today
    The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews has a decent background story (subscription required) here. The Matthews piece contains the U.S. Probation Office's recommended sentences for three of the five defendants. How did this happen,…
Rank this Week: 2748

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

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

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Dec 11

    Can Police Search Your Phone without a Warrant?

    Can Police Search Your Phone without a Warrant?
    Cell phones help to make modern life possible, but they can also make our private details public.  In addition to the slew of security breaches and malicious hacks that seem to plague smart phone users, there’s another…
  • Dec 9

    Are You Eligible for New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention Program?

    Are You Eligible for New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention Program?
    You’ve been charged with a serious crime like drug possession, and now you’re looking at enormous fines, years in prison, and worst of all, a criminal record that will follow you around for a lifetime.  But what if there a…
  • Dec 4

    NJ Man Flees Accident Scene to Avoid Angry Girlfriend, But Can’t Avoid Criminal Charge

    NJ Man Flees Accident Scene to Avoid Angry Girlfriend, But Can’t Avoid Criminal Charge
    There’s no doubt that car accidents are stressful and scary experiences for everyone involved. Nonetheless, it’s extremely important that you never leave the scene before you have a chance to speak with police — or…
Rank this Week: 982

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Dec 11

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.

    Everything is Calm. Everything is Civilized.
    The two young men have been in the same place at the same time before.  I have seen it on the video recording. The first meeting – captured by a surveillance camera at the back of a D.C. metro bus — – involved a violent…
  • Dec 7

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat

    When it Comes To Self-Defense, it is the Immediacy of the Response, Not the Immediacy of the Threat
    Words in the law do not always mean what their dictionary definitions say they mean. With respect to a prior consistent statement, for example, it is not really, as suggested by the rule, that such a statement must be offered to rebut a…
  • Dec 3

    James Colt is Superman

    James Colt is Superman
    I am a fan of D.C. criminal defense attorney James Colt.  It is not only his name, which sounds like it was pulled from a Harlequin romance.  It is also that he is a pleasant guy and, from what I can tell, a very good lawyer. Now…
Rank this Week: 5009

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
  • Dec 11

    How Not to Write a Petition for Certiorari

    How Not to Write a Petition for Certiorari
    From Josh Blackman's Blog, I learned about the remarkably terrible petition for certiorari in Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft MPH v. Lee. Blackman notes that the Supreme Court has ordered the attorney for the petitioner to show…
  • Dec 5

    Njal's Saga Available Online

    Njal's Saga Available Online
    I'm a big fan of Njal's Saga, which I read during my second year in law school after learning about it through a remedies course taught by Professor Samuel Bray. I just discovered that the entire saga is available online here as part of the…
  • Dec 5

    Robinson on the Rise and Degradation of Criminal Code

    Robinson on the Rise and Degradation of Criminal Code
    From the CrimProf Blog, I learned about Paul Robinson's essay, The Rise and Fall and Resurrection of American Criminal Codes. Here is the abstract:This brief essay summarizes the virtues of the modern American codification movement of the…
Rank this Week: 2035

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA
    One of the biggest immigration changes proposed by the White House in recent months is a change to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA is one of the main ways in which undocumented individuals brought to the…
  • Dec 9

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    In a recent speech, President Barack Obama discussed a number of immigration reforms his office plans to encourage or implement in the coming months. These changes may affect thousands of individuals seeking U.S. citizenship and will…
  • Dec 3

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready
    USCIS will accept H1B Visa petitions starting from April 1st of 2015. We recommend companies start planning now for recruitment and salary negotiations as early as December 1, 2014 for the government’s H-1B fiscal year 2016. The H-1B…
Rank this Week: 2472

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Dec 10

    Will I go to jail if I am I facing a DUI?

    Will I go to jail if I am I facing a DUI?
    Most often, the single greatest concern a potential client asks about is will I go to jail if I am facing a DUI? This is very understandable. A charge of OUI in Maine can happen to anyone, and no one wants to go to jail. If someone with no…
  • Dec 5

    What should I do if I am asked to take a breath test in Maine?

    What should I do if I am asked to take a breath test in Maine?
    The question whether you should take an alcohol breath test if suspected of OUI does not always have a black-and-white answer. There are Implied Consent Laws in Maine that make a person obligated, by statute, to submit to an alcohol breath…
  • Nov 24

    Will Maine see Electronic Monitoring of Domestic Violences (DV) Defendants?

    Will Maine see Electronic Monitoring of Domestic Violences (DV) Defendants?
    On November 19, 2014, Maine’s NPR News Source (MPBN) published an article about recent experiments with electronic monitoring of domestic violence (DV) defendants in Somerset County, Maine. As Maine has attempted electronic monitoring…
Rank this Week: 1945

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/
  • Dec 10

    What are grand juries and how do they work?

    What are grand juries and how do they work?
    The American public has been reckoning with difficult questions about the limits of law enforcement authority. In at least two separate incidents this year, white police officers have killed young, African-American men during altercations…
  • Dec 3

    Louisiana's drug arrest rates suggest presence of racial bia

    Louisiana's drug arrest rates suggest presence of racial bia
    We are at a moment in time where the American criminal justice system is under the microscope. In recent years, advocates have been pushing for reforms to state and federal drug laws and prison sentencing guidelines. In recent months, the...
  • Nov 25

    Is it time for Louisiana to get rid of sobriety checkpoints?

    Is it time for Louisiana to get rid of sobriety checkpoints?
    Because Thanksgiving is coming up later this week, law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be out in full force. Thanksgiving is one of the many holidays associated with a spike in drunk driving rates, and it is common for police...
Rank this Week: 2304

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    A male "black widow"? Man may be charged with killing his two wive

    A male "black widow"? Man may be charged with killing his two wive
    Once is a tragedy but is twice murder? Colorado prosecutors think so and is charging a man with the death of both his first AND second wife. A local CBS story has more information. 58-year-old Harold Henthorn is accused of pushing his wife…
  • Dec 5

    Sarasota teen sets up high school prostitution ring

    Sarasota teen sets up high school prostitution ring
    Didn't Tom Cruise star in an 80's movie with this same plot? Per USA Today two Florida teens were arrested for their part in a local "Risky Business" prostitution ring in Sarasota... Venice, Florida police made two arrests, a 17-year-old…
  • Nov 24

    Sealing or expunging your record

    Sealing or expunging your record
    People make mistakes, and sometimes we make mistakes that have consequences we are not able to comprehend or appreciate at the time frame. It does not matter if it was a minor drug crime or theft. However, the mistakes we made years ago…
Rank this Week: 4131

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2121

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law
    Big things are about to happen at the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the most visible evidence is going on this morning in two cases: In State v. Larson, the Court will address whether Minnesota should adopt the "good-faith" exception to the…
  • Dec 5

    Good Intentions in Ferguson

    Good Intentions in Ferguson
    You can look all you want, but you won’t find “good intentions” in the Fourth Amendment. As strange as it sounds, the Fourth Amendment has always existed as a form of civil rights that makes it harder, not easier, for law…
  • Dec 1

    Will the Minnesota Supreme Court Avoid the Constitutionality of Refusal? An Examination of the Search Incident to Arrest Exception.

    Will the Minnesota Supreme Court Avoid the Constitutionality of Refusal? An Examination of the Search Incident to Arrest Exception.
     Any time now, we expect the Minnesota Supreme Court to issue its long-awaited decision in State v. Bernard. That case will (likely) answer the question that has plagued Minnesota for years – is it constitutional to criminalize a…
Rank this Week: 3586

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law
    Big things are about to happen at the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the most visible evidence is going on this morning in two cases: In State v. Larson, the Court will address whether Minnesota should adopt the "good-faith" exception to the…
  • Dec 5

    Good Intentions in Ferguson

    Good Intentions in Ferguson
    You can look all you want, but you won’t find “good intentions” in the Fourth Amendment. As strange as it sounds, the Fourth Amendment has always existed as a form of civil rights that makes it harder, not easier, for law…
  • Dec 1

    Will the Minnesota Supreme Court Avoid the Constitutionality of Refusal? An Examination of the Search Incident to Arrest Exception.

    Will the Minnesota Supreme Court Avoid the Constitutionality of Refusal? An Examination of the Search Incident to Arrest Exception.
     Any time now, we expect the Minnesota Supreme Court to issue its long-awaited decision in State v. Bernard. That case will (likely) answer the question that has plagued Minnesota for years – is it constitutional to criminalize a…
Rank this Week: 1339

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing
    When police responded to a 911 call made by an agitated North Miami woman whose husband was murdered while playing with the couple’s 20 month old son the previous month, they found the bullet riddled body of Ilam Nissim who had been…
  • Nov 26

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case
    Fred Topous Jr. is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to the charge of assault with intent to penetrate a thirteen year old minor female who just happened to be his boss’s daughter. He can easily be labelled a career…
  • Nov 11

    Collateral Monetary Damage in South Florida from Home Depot Security Breach

    Collateral Monetary Damage in South Florida from Home Depot Security Breach
    These days it seems that with far too much frequency there is continually breaking news about another retailer with online outlets being victimized by a security breach. The latest of these high tech break-ins was successfully aimed at Home…
Rank this Week: 2301

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: 1979

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Three options following a DUI administrative hearing drivers license revocation

    Three options following a DUI administrative hearing drivers license revocation
    If you get arrested for a DUI here in Washington State then you face two separate legal actions.  One is with the Court system where you will face a criminal prosecution for the DUI.  The other legal action is with the Washington…
  • Dec 6

    What is a hung jury in a DUI case and what happens afterwards?

    What is a hung jury in a DUI case and what happens afterwards?
    Recently I tried a DUI case in King County.  It resulted in a hung jury.  Meaning the jury could not reach a unanimous decision whether my client was guilty or not guilty of the DUI.  So today I wanted to discuss what a hung…
  • Dec 4

    Statewide DUI emphasis patrols going on in WA through 1/1/15

    Statewide DUI emphasis patrols going on in WA through 1/1/15
    I was out of town last week for Thanksgiving so I apologize for the late blog on this.  But starting 11/25/14 law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State are conducting DUI emphasis patrols through the beginning of the new…
Rank this Week: 2650

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform
    In Georgia, anyone under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile offender and enters a separate system for juvenile offenders, rather than the adult criminal justice system. A judge reviews their cases and decides an outcome. In a worst-case…
  • Dec 9

    Shoplifting Recidivists in Georgia

    Shoplifting Recidivists in Georgia
    Shoplifting is illegal in Georgia. Shoplifting can be charged when the defendant performed actions with the intent of taking merchandise without paying or of depriving the owner of possession of merchandise or its value. Shoplifting includes…
  • Dec 9

    Denial of Bond in Georgia Hit and Run

    Denial of Bond in Georgia Hit and Run
    In Prigmore v. State, the defendant was arrested for a hit and run under OCGA § 40-6-270. He was also arrested for vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of drugs. Under the hit and run statute, a driver…
Rank this Week: 955