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The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition

    Short Wins - the Distribution of Child Pornography Gets (slightly) Limited Edition
    Child porn cases are turning out to be a surprisingly large portion of what's in federal court. Child pornography is gross and wrong, to be clear. But these cases are, I think, a symptom of a larger problem. All of us have times in our…
  • Aug 27

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition
    It's been an interesting few weeks in the circuits (and, apologies for the gap in posting - pesky family vacations). Probably my favorite is United States v. Mergen, about whether an FBI agent's statements that what the guy charged with a…
  • Aug 1

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition
    It is rare and wonderful to see an entrapment opinion. And United States v. Kopstein fits the bill. In other news, I was on TV last night talking about the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. If you're interested, here's a clip…
Rank this Week: 1250

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/
  • Sep 5

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument
      Yesterday, in State v. Bernard the Minnesota Supreme Court was presented with a fundamental question  that has been brewing in Minnesota: is it constitutional to criminally punish one's refusal to waive their…
  • Aug 15

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional
    If we told you Texans were smarter than Minnesotans, you would laugh all the way to the Alamo. That is, perhaps, unless you happened to stumble upon the recent Texas Supreme Court Decision of Aviles v. The State of Texas. In the wake of last…
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
Rank this Week: 1261

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1241

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jul 25

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice
    Ray Rice was initially charged with felony assault for an altercation with his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, in February 15. Prosecutors reduced the charges to diversion. See “Ray Rice OK'd for diversion…
  • Apr 25

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI
    The Arizona Supreme Court (State v. Harris) just issued a very important decision regarding marijuana and DUI in Arizona. Even more importantly, the Court gave a clear indication on how the Court would rule on the even more important…
  • Jan 24

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?
    A Pinal County Sheriff Deputy shoots unarmed, surrendered Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Paul Babeu protecting the deputy, the only law enforcement among many present, who shot and killed Longoria? What is so special about this particular…
Rank this Week: 1257

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
  • Jul 1

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally
    After almost six years, the Maryland Court of Appeals shuts down a public interest’s group attempt to block the creation of a dairy farm creamery. The court found that the third party group did not have standing because the easement…
Rank this Week: 1229

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Covers issues in criminal defense. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://criminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict
    The result of a verdict today in a criminal trial is that everyone with a twitter or Facebook account gets to let the world know how ignorant they are of the criminal justice system. I know, First Amendment. But your ignorance shows…
  • Dec 30

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon
    Last Friday night (12/28/2012), in the middle of the holiday vacation season, there was a DUI Checkpoint on the way to Miami Beach. When I say "on the way," I mean at about 6:30 p.m. Now let me say this: I don't have a problem with DUI…
  • Dec 15

    Because There's Nothing To Say

    Because There's Nothing To Say
    But sometimes,  we forget what we got,  who we are,  Oh who we are not,  I think we gotta chance,  to make it right  - Amos Lee - Keep it Loose, Keep It Tight It's early Saturday morning. My treasured…
Rank this Week: 1236

prPROpinion

prPROpinion

Legal news and commentary with a focus on criminal law from Richard Lavinthal.

http://www.prpropinion.com/
  • Sep 2

    NJ College Alcohol Hazing Death Charges Dismissed; Reputations Can't Be Restored As Easily

    NJ College Alcohol Hazing Death Charges Dismissed; Reputations Can't Be Restored As Easily
    An Aug. 3, 2007 indictment on aggravated hazing charges instantly branded two Rider University administrators as criminal facilitators in connection with the alcohol-poisoning death of a fraternity pledge. The news appeared across the U.S.…
  • Jul 10

    ABC News, Philadelphia Inquirer, KYW AM and the "Fort Dix Six"

    ABC News, Philadelphia Inquirer, KYW AM and the "Fort Dix Six"
    When the Philadelphia Inquirer needed legal communications perspective on the groundbreaking decision by the Hon. Robert B. Kugler to make all the evidence in the "Fort Dix Six" trial available in realtime it called me for comment.The…
  • Jun 4

    Stu Rabner Is No Gambler And The NJ Supreme Court Win

    Stu Rabner Is No Gambler And The NJ Supreme Court Win
    Most newspaper readers are unaware that reporters don't write their headlines. But that's no excuse for the the desk person at the Times of Trenton who wrote, "Prosecutor who dreamed of judgeship hits jackpot," for the Sunday feature Josh…
Rank this Week: 1233

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1339

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Flagler County Deputies Arrested Three People Over Labor Day Weekend

    Flagler County Deputies Arrested Three People Over Labor Day Weekend
    With extra patrols on hand, Flagler County deputies made three DUI arrests and conducted 247 traffic stops over the Labor Day Weekend. The extra patrols were conducted from Friday, Aug. 29, until Monday, Sept. 1. In total, deputies executed…
  • Aug 29

    Drivers Beware: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled in The Keys Labor Day Weekend

    Drivers Beware: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled in The Keys Labor Day Weekend
    Planning a trip to Key West for the holiday? There will be a DUI checkpoint on Stock Island, according to reports. As most Florida drivers know, there can be huge traffic delays in the Florida Keys if there is a crash on U.S. 1, which is the…
  • Aug 20

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case
    Pop star Justin Bieber has agreed to a plea deal following a DUI arrest in Miami, Florida earlier this year, which will not include serving any jail time. In exchange for pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, the state…
Rank this Week: 1293

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    BCS Crew Cleans Up Highbridge

    BCS Crew Cleans Up Highbridge
    The area before the BCS crew began community serviceIn 2007 Bronx Community Solutions began the Graffiti Removal program in the Highbridge neighborhood of the bronx, located in the 44th Precinct. The location of 67 West 169th Street, between…
  • Aug 19

    Broken Windows Theory

    Broken Windows Theory
    Broken Windows Theory infuses many of the ideas and projects of the Center for Court Innovation. My overly simplified explanation of the theory goes like so: by changing the appearance of a neighborhood for the better (ex. repairing broken…
  • Aug 15

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience
    Throughout the year, Bronx Community Solutions relies on the careful, enthusiastic work provided by a rotating team of talented interns. Interns help out with intake and scheduling, classroom monitoring, special projects such as the DWI…
Rank this Week: 1315

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    A 15 year old girl from Pleasantville behind the wheel of a 2001 Chevy Suburban in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania on August 30th is now facing several criminal charges, including possible vehicular manslaughter, as the result of a fatal accident…
  • Jul 25

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case
    In a chilling account for those of us who purchase tickets for concerts, sports events and Broadway Shows, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced on July 23rd the indictments of six men on charges that they were members of an…
  • Jun 9

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA
    “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan was seriously injured, and a friend in the vehicle killed, as the result of a multi-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early on Saturday, June 7, 2014. After…
Rank this Week: 1344

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Deroguemos la Ley de creación del Sistema Privado de Pensione

    Deroguemos la Ley de creación del Sistema Privado de Pensione
    He tenido la oportunidad, gracias a la lectura de un enlace, ubicar el comentario que a continuación comparto con todos ustedes amigos; lo pueden encontrar en la siguiente dirección de…
  • Aug 16

    Ampliando la idea anterior señor Luís Castilla

    Ampliando la idea anterior señor Luís Castilla
    A lo expuesto, garantizar una pensión mínima o la devolución de lo aportado cuando el cliente cumple los 65 años, es necesario incorporar dos temas que, no son idea de este Abogado, sin mandato de la Ley,…
  • Aug 15

    Propuesta para el señor Luís Castilla sobre el Sistema Privado de Pensione

    Propuesta para el señor Luís Castilla sobre el Sistema Privado de Pensione
    Roberto Rosado Periodista @RobertoRosado El ministro de Economía, Luis Castilla, arremetió hoy contra los críticos del Sistema Privado de Pensiones (SPP), retándolos a plantear un esquema previsional que sea…
Rank this Week: 1299

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer…

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers tax crimes, fraud and federal sentencing. By the McKeller Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseefederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Supreme Court Rules that Warrants are Required to Search a Suspect's Cell Phone

    Supreme Court Rules that Warrants are Required to Search a Suspect's Cell Phone
    In the recent case of Riley v. California, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held that search warrants are required to investigate the digital content of a suspect's cell phones. The Court found the term "cell phone" to be…
  • Jul 9

    Georgia Man Indicted in Nashville for Investment Fraud and Money Laundering

    Georgia Man Indicted in Nashville for Investment Fraud and Money Laundering
    According to an FBI press release, Rajesh Patel, a 55 year old man from Duluth, Georgia, was recently indicted on several counts of fraud and money laundering. Mr. Patel's alleged scheme sought $500,000 from an investor to purchase a…
  • May 27

    Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should Be Concerned

    Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should Be Concerned
    For the May/June edition of Cityview Magazine, I wrote an article entitled "Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should be Concerned." A copy of the article can be found here: http://www.cityviewmag.com/2014_03/#p=136 The text of the article is…
Rank this Week: 1308

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney…

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Apr 7

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance
    Collin County DWI cases often involve license suspension issues along with the criminal cases. Should your license be suspended as a result of a criminal conviction, or as part of an administrative suspension (ALR suspension), odds are you…
  • Nov 11

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?
    We are constantly informing our clients about the potential horrors of being on probation (also called community supervision).  Often, getting probation doesn't necessarily mean you aren't going to jail.  Sometimes, it just means…
  • Nov 4

    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction?

    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction?
    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction? It's a valid question.  If the answer were "yes," would it spark outrage?  A new study shows that State Crime labs, are in fact paid per conviction.  In a new paper…
Rank this Week: 1310

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

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

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

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

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

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

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock
    This Chicago DUI Attorney wants you to know that tomorrow night you do not want to start your weekend trapped in an invasive, and in some jurisdictions illegal, roadblock.  So I've already done the leg work for you and here are the…
Rank this Week: 1305

Missouri Criminal Lawyers Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI law. Published By Sansone Law, LLC

http://www.missouricriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    SHOULD I ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY? ABSOLUTELY YES!

    SHOULD I ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY? ABSOLUTELY YES!
    Many clients ask me after they were arrested for DWI or a criminal matter if they should have asked for a lawyer.  My simple answer is YES every time.  Recently, a client of ours was arrested for a second offense DWI in West St.…
  • Sep 11

    TROUBLE BREWING IN MUNICIPAL COURTS

    TROUBLE BREWING IN MUNICIPAL COURTS
    The unrest in Ferguson Missouri has brought attention to many issues that have been either been ignored or unknown to the general public regarding municipal courts throughout the St. Louis area.  A group of attorneys who call themselves…
  • Jul 21

    Missouri License Revocation Dismissed in Ami G. v. Dept of Revenue: alternative alcohol test was done

    Missouri License Revocation Dismissed in Ami G. v. Dept of Revenue: alternative alcohol test was done
    “Should a driver initially refuse to submit to chemical testing, the arresting officer has the choice of either permitting the driver to withdraw his refusal and submit to chemical testing or of letting the driver’s initial…
Rank this Week: 1437

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Summaries: License Restoration/DUI similarities and Probation Violation Outcome

    Summaries: License Restoration/DUI similarities and Probation Violation Outcome
    1. Driver's License Restoration and DUI cases share the same "DNA" In the first article from this week, I examined the overlapping roles of being a Michigan DUI lawyer and a Michigan driver's license restoration/clearance lawyer. I…
  • Sep 12

    Michigan Probation Violation - What's Going to Happen to Me?

    Michigan Probation Violation - What's Going to Happen to Me?
    There are many possible reasons why a person may wind up violating his or her probation. Most frequently, a probation violation has to do with missing or failing a breath or urine test, picking up a new charge, not completing...
  • Sep 8

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI cases have a lot in Common

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI cases have a lot in Common
    I am a Michigan DUI and driver's license restoration lawyer. At their core, DUI and license restoration cases are interconnected, and really share the same family DNA. To be clear, you can be a DUI lawyer and not know anything...
Rank this Week: 1414

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1430

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Sep 11

    What Are The Penalties For Selling Marijuana In New York City?

    What Are The Penalties For Selling Marijuana In New York City?
    As with most drug penalty schedules, penalties for selling marijuana in New York City are pegged to the quantity of drug being sold, but you can be charged with a misdemeanor even if you transfer a small amount of marijuana without taking…
  • Sep 11

    What Activities By Individuals Constitute Bank Fraud In New York City?

    What Activities By Individuals Constitute Bank Fraud In New York City?
    While the term bank fraud can apply to financial institutions that use fraudulent means to operate, in most cases the concept applies to individuals who attempt to secure money or other assets from a financial institution through fraudulent…
  • Sep 8

    What Are The Penalties For Immigration Fraud Charges In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Immigration Fraud Charges In New York?
    In New York and all across the country, there is an enormous appetite on the part of non-citizens to live in America and take part in the nation’s vast opportunity. But there are hurdles and obstacles to their aspirations, and many…
Rank this Week: 1446

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"
    Opposition to the so-called "War on Drugs" isn't new; this poorly executed policy has been receiving condemnation since its inception in 1971 when President Nixon declared drug abuse to be "public enemy number one." The criticism against the…
  • Sep 8

    Can Your Record Be Expunged?

    Can Your Record Be Expunged?
    As our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defnese lawyers know, being arrested for and/or charged with a crime can take a toll on your livelihood -- and the inconvenience and limitations don't end when the hearings, fines and probationary…
  • Sep 3

    DNA Evidence Frees Wrongfully-Convicted Brothers After 30 in Prisoner

    DNA Evidence Frees Wrongfully-Convicted Brothers After 30 in Prisoner
    Back in 1983, an 11-year-old girl in North Carolina was brutally raped and murdered. Shortly thereafter, two brothers were arrested for, charged with, and convicted of the crime, and they have been in jail ever since. Until today, that…
Rank this Week: 1419

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Sep 9

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Weighs Lesser Penalties White Collar Crime

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Weighs Lesser Penalties White Collar Crime
      New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney   United Sentencing Commission considers softer sentences for federal white collar crimes     In the coming year the Feds will consider changes to sentencing…
  • Aug 1

    New Louisiana Motorist Laws Effective August 1st

    New Louisiana Motorist Laws Effective August 1st
    Louisiana DWI Dui Defense Attorney   Today is August 1st.  This means that many laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state starting today. Below I have…
  • Jul 23

    Federal Drug Prisoners May Be Released Sooner

    Federal Drug Prisoners May Be Released Sooner
    It’s Time to Open these Gates! The U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted in favor of making new federal drug guideline sentence reductions retroactive.   Most of you know by now, our country is in the midst of an incarceration…
Rank this Week: 1393

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/
Rank this Week: 1383

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant
    Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014). Background: In No. 13–132, petitioner Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a…
  • Apr 29

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop
    USA v. Demarco L. McDonald, 453 F.3d 958 (7th Cir. 2006) (Editor's note: the United States Sureme Court granted cert in Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604 on this issue: Whether a police officer's mistake of law can provide the...
Rank this Week: 1431

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 1392

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger
    An Ignition Interlock Device is just a bit larger than a mobile phone, and requires the driver to breath into it to determine the blood alcohol level. If the BAC is above 0.02% the car’s engine will not start. (Keep in mind that the…
  • Jul 8

    High Five for Your DUI!?

    High Five for Your DUI!?
    Recently, the Beverly Hills 90210 Star, Jason Priestley gave talk show host Chelsea Handler a High Five saying, “What self-respecting Los Angeleno doesn’t have a DUI under their belt?” As a trial attorney specializing in DUI…
  • Jul 2

    How to Find a Good DUI Lawyer in Georgia

    How to Find a Good DUI Lawyer in Georgia
    A DUI conviction is not to be taken lightly. Timeliness is of utmost importance, and action must be taken immediately after the arrest. You have ten (10) days after your arrest to request a hearing to protect your driver’s license. Here…
Rank this Week: 1388

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 1395

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • Apr 6

    Recent Case Win—Dismissal on Theft Case by Bo Kalabu

    Recent Case Win—Dismissal on Theft Case by Bo Kalabu
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline; Office: 972-562-7549 bo@kalabuslaw.com; www.rosenthalwadas.com; www.kalabuslaw.com The client was charged for the offense of theft under $50.  The charge, based on the facts of the case, was…
  • Mar 23

    Recent Case Win-Reduction Granted on Possession of Marijuana case by Bo Kalabu

    Recent Case Win-Reduction Granted on Possession of Marijuana case by Bo Kalabu
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline; bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com; www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 The client was arrested for allegedly having possession of marijuana.  The State of Texas believed it had a…
  • Jan 3

    Recent Case Win-Reduction Granted on Theft Case by Bo Kalabu

    Recent Case Win-Reduction Granted on Theft Case by Bo Kalabu
    214-402-4364–24Hour Jail Release By Bo Kalabus; bo@kalabuslaw.com; www.rosenthalwadas.com; www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 24 The client was arrested for the offense of theft. The charge, based on the facts of the case, was a…
Rank this Week: 1364

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?
    The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make…
Rank this Week: 1356

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law and criminal defense news. By the Reeves Law Group.

http://www.michigancriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump
    His thin excuse? "I did it for love". Though the phrase is billed in thousands of songs, romance novels and movies the world over as THE magical formula for winning her heart, as we shall see--in reality, it is typically nothing more than a…
  • Mar 20

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson
    Between the dreams, perceptions and fears of the human mind lies a no-man's land of shadowy, shimmering, shifting reflections that aren't always what they appear to be. And it was through that internal fog that 75 year old West Bloomfield…
  • Oct 11

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted
    Sticky-note to self: It's Calculus 101 NOT pole dancing 101. And if that visual aid doesn't seem to be doing the trick, we have a feeling that Michigan State University calculus Professor John McCarthy's compulsory trip to the psychiatrist's…
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Washington State DUI Blog

Washington State DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving. By Garth O'Brien.

http://www.seattle-duiattorney.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the…
  • Jan 4

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving
    Ever heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
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Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Defense Weekly

Covers news and case law for those interested in capital litigation. By Karl Keys.

http://www.capitaldefenseweekly.com
  • Jul 26

    Closing down

    Closing down
    As previously noted we are closing down.  Starting Labour Day weekend this site will automatically redirect to an archive of the website. In response to several emails asking to take over Weekly, I’m not sure yet of the final direction…
  • Jul 21

    Where next?

    Where next?
    As announced in the last edition, the weekly email edition is done.  The archives will be stored in a new site with a “resurrection” of a project abandoned years ago, the “Toolbox,” which is a collection of guides and source…
  • Jul 11

    first edition of July

    first edition of July
    From this week’s intro:
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Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

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

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

Covers wrongful convictions. By the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.

http://wrongfulconvictions.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    The Sleuth

    The Sleuth
    This profile on U.S. Patriot News reporter Pete Shellem, which quotes Innocence Institute director Bill Moushey, ran in the American Journalism Review April/ May of 2007.From AJR, April/May 2007The SleuthJune/July Preview » Pete Shellem of…
  • Apr 20

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup
    This article appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2007:After Falsified Test Results, Kelly Orders Forensic ShakeupBy Thomas J. Lueck
  • Apr 18

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial
    This article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on April 9, 2007:Texas men's innocence puts a county on trialDNA is expected to clear a convicted rapist, as it has 3 of his friends.By Miguel BustilloTimes Staff WriterDALLAS — Many men claim…
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White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
  • Aug 4

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag
    Co-authored by Sam E. Antar and Zachary PrenskyThis coming Wednesday morning, Utah based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings. In its Q1 2014 10-Q report issued in…
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1466

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/
  • Sep 1

    Florida Man Acquitted of First Degree Murder Charge

    Florida Man Acquitted of First Degree Murder Charge
    Cesar Limas made his living by selling cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Yet he became the prosecutor’s key witness in a first degree murder trial that led to fourteen months of jail time for Carlos Hiracheta Perez, 29, of Dade…
  • Aug 1

    Jessie Lee Miller Freed After 15-Year First Degree Murder Acquittal

    Jessie Lee Miller Freed After 15-Year First Degree Murder Acquittal
    Otto Wright’s first trial for felony first-degree murder ended in a mistrial when a jury couldn’t come to a unanimous decision. But his second trial ended with a guilty verdict when the previously self-proclaimed “look…
  • Jul 8

    Boynton Beach Man Beats Prior Manslaughter Charge Walks Free Again

    Boynton Beach Man Beats Prior Manslaughter Charge Walks Free Again
    David Muringer appears to live a charmed life. The Boynton Beach man was acquitted last month of misdemeanor battery and felony false imprisonment charges just short of a year and a half after he virtually walked away from manslaughter…
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Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment

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

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue

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

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge

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

Plano Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.planocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Oct 22

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction
    As reported by CBS News, Michael Morton, a Texas grocery store employee who spent almost 25 years in prison for beating his wife was set free after a DNA test showed another man was responsible. Morton's attorney said that the prosecutors and…
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Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
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Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Appropriate Discipline or Child Abuse?

    Appropriate Discipline or Child Abuse?
    Former University of Oklahoma Sooners running back Adrian Peterson was arrested for child abuse after admitting to disciplining his 4-year-old son with a switch. The Minnesota Vikings suspended Peterson for one game after learning of his…
  • Sep 11

    Presumption of Guilt: The Consequences of False Rape Claim

    Presumption of Guilt: The Consequences of False Rape Claim
    A former softball coach and teacher once charged with rape and sexual battery pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor this week. The felony sex crime charges against Tyler Lee Patterson, 27, were dismissed after the man’s accuser…
  • Sep 10

    Child Abuse by Injury

    Child Abuse by Injury
    NOT GUILTY
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Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Can a judge deny me a court-appointed attorney in Arizona?

    Can a judge deny me a court-appointed attorney in Arizona?
    In the United States of America, a criminal defendant has the right to be represented by legal counsel, regardless of whether or not they can afford to pay for such counsel.  The declaration of this right is expressed in the Miranda…
  • Sep 10

    Can I go to jail for shoplifting in Arizona?

    Can I go to jail for shoplifting in Arizona?
    The answer to that question depends on the circumstances of the situation as well as the monetary amount of the item or items stolen. Read on to learn more about how shoplifting is defined in Arizona and how it is punished by the courts. What…
  • Sep 8

    What’s Growing in Your Local Cornfield?

    What’s Growing in Your Local Cornfield?
    Ecologist Kaitlin Whitney finds herself in a cornfield quite often. She is currently studying the communities of insects that live in agricultural landscapes. She often sees crops, pests, and insects, but one day in August she found something…
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Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    10 Arrested for DUI During Marin County Labor Day Crackdown

    10 Arrested for DUI During Marin County Labor Day Crackdown
    Police officers in Marin County made ten arrests for drunk driving over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Three drivers were arrested at a DUI checkpoint in San Anselmo and two drivers were arrested for drunk driving during a checkpoint…
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup
    Two DUI checkpoints will be run by Marin County police agencies over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Police officers will be looking for drunk and unlicensed drivers. Marin County police will run one checkpoint from 6:00 p.m., on Friday,…
  • Aug 26

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint
    Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence last Friday, August 22, 2014, at a checkpoint on De Long Ave. and Redwood Blvd., in Novato. More than 1,600 vehicles drove through the over 6 hour long checkpoint. The Novato...
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Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive
    A top Oakland County Executive able to get DUI dismissed because his lawyers were able to keep the case quite. In June of 2013 the top Deputy to Oakland County Executive to L. Brooks Paterson was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in…
  • Aug 24

    Whip-Its – Nitrous Oxide And Other Inhalants – Legal to possess, illegal to inhale

    Whip-Its – Nitrous Oxide And Other Inhalants – Legal to possess, illegal to inhale
    Have you ever inhaled the compressed air in the whipped cream can in your (or your friend’s) refrigerator for the quick high it gives you? If you did you committed a misdemeanor pursuant to Michigan Law. The gas that forces the whipped…
  • Aug 18

    Rights People Lose and Consequences if Convicted of a Felony in Michigan

    Rights People Lose and Consequences if Convicted of a Felony in Michigan
    Every criminal offense has a maximum penalty which defines whether its a misdemeanor or a felony. In Michigan, a felony is a crime that is punishable by two years or more. If you have been convicted of an offense that has a maximum penalty of…
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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/
  • Sep 4

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent
    Most of us have said it and/or thought it, at some point. “Why the hell does it take so long to kill death row inmates?” In some instances, it literally takes several decades from sentencing to execution. Many have called this a…
  • Aug 21

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”
    As a former burglary victim and father of three young children, I especially feel for Ray Allen and his family. I thoroughly understand why they’re demanding the arrest and maximum charge for all intruders who brazenly entered their…
  • Aug 4

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”
    My parents would be deemed career criminals by today’s standards. That’s not to suggest that I believe that they ever committed any criminal acts. It’s just that the things they did with me and my siblings back in the…
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West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
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