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Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1138

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

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

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
  • Apr 1

    Will Massachusetts See Smartphone Apps for Drunk Driving?

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

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

    How To Defend An OUI Second When You Know The Cop Is Lying
    Just the other day I got a call from someone looking for an OUI lawyer.  The man was extremely upset.  He told me that the night before he was arrested for a second offense drunk driving.  I asked him what happened and he…
Rank this Week: 1172

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Limiting Discovery and Preventing Claim Smuggling in False Claims Act Case

    Limiting Discovery and Preventing Claim Smuggling in False Claims Act Case
    Dear Readers:Joining the growing number of courts that limit or phase discovery in False Claims Act cases ("FCA"), the Southern District of Mississippi recently rejected attempts by the relators to obtain "unfettered discovery" so that they…
  • Mar 3

    The False Claims Act Is Not a Remedy for Technical Regulatory Violation

    The False Claims Act Is Not a Remedy for Technical Regulatory Violation
    Dear Readers:I recently came across another interesting example of a court refusing to permit the False Claims Act ("FCA") to be used as remedy for a technical regulatory violation that was unrelated to a claim for payment submitted to the…
  • Feb 5

    State Courts have Concurrent Jurisdiction Over False Claim Act Retaliation Claim

    State Courts have Concurrent Jurisdiction Over False Claim Act Retaliation Claim
    Perhaps everyone knows this, but I didn't: a relator may bring a False Claims Act (FCA) retaliation claim in state court.  Recently, in Driscoll v. Superior Court of Madera County, 2014 WL 333411 (January 30, 2014, Cal. App. 5 Dist.),…
Rank this Week: 1123

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

By The Law Office of Michael Abram.

http://www.delawarecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Committing an Imaginary Crime

    Committing an Imaginary Crime
    Recently Shane Kiser was arrested and charges with, among other things, attempted rape in the first degree. The investigation alleges that Mr. Kiser was attempting to solicit sex with a young boy over the internet. The interesting thing is…
  • Oct 21

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court
    Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court. This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he…
  • Sep 10

    Delaware Police Seizure

    Delaware Police Seizure
    A disturbing trend has emerged recently in Delaware of seizing cars and money at the time of a stop and possibly arrest. Police can, and do seize these items even though there may not be a clear link between the items seized and the crime…
Rank this Week: 1181

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 1214

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    My Life

    My Life
    My name is Jessie. I live in Tennessee. When I was nineteen years old I was a little wild not having any knowledge of the consequences I’d face. At the age of nineteen I was charged with a schedule two [...]The post My Life appeared…
  • Apr 13

    Florida no land of opportunity

    Florida no land of opportunity
    I am currently a 40 year old African American female. Single and no children. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and psychology. I came to Florida in the early 80′s. I first got in trouble by hanging with the [...]The post Florida no…
  • Apr 11

    Just want my life back

    Just want my life back
    I was charge will a crime of violation of civil right. Which result in a non-conviction and dismissal after completing probation. This have been a nine year process, I have been a active in my church, and other church talk [...]The post Just…
Rank this Week: 1307

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law
    In July 2013, the Illinois state legislature passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which came into effect in early 2014. This law created a system by which the Illinois State Police may issue concealed carry gun permits to individuals who…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
Rank this Week: 1273

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota
    Many people believe the crime of burglary is defined as breaking into a residence a stealing someone else’s property, but that’s not necessarily the case. In it’s least criminal degree (4th), Minnesota defines the act of…
  • Apr 16

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case
    Few people have sympathy for convicted murderers, and rightly so, but you may feel differently after hearing the story of Ryan Holle, who was convicted of murder at the age of 21. What’s unique about Holle’s case is that the…
  • Apr 15

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart
    A Minnesota man was arrested for driving under the influence after authorities say he was operating a child’s go-kart above the legal limit. Bobby Khaoone, 25, was arrested in the city of Austin during a late-night joyride in the wee…
Rank this Week: 1227

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    New Domestic Violence Bill Proposed at Statehouse

    New Domestic Violence Bill Proposed at Statehouse
    A new bill – S 853 – was unveiled at the statehouse last Tuesday.  The bill establishes new crimes related to domestic violence, new legal provisions to protect alleged victims, and new training for judges in relation to…
  • Apr 8

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Natick woman, Erika Lambe-Holland, and her boyfriend, Michael George Simmons, were accused of attacking each other in separate incidents last weekend. The article states that…
  • Mar 14

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal
    This past week, the Massachusetts’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued its long-awaited report on the Hinton drug lab scandal. The purpose of the OIG’s investigation was to look at how the Hinton lab was run for the…
Rank this Week: 1236

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición
    Foto:Peru21.Si bien se ha dictado una sentencia condenatoria y se ha dispuesto su búsqueda y captura internacionales, el camino a la extradición de Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines no será…
  • Apr 1

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú
    Comparto este correo remitido por la Agregada Cultural y de Prensa de la Embajada de Suiza. Es una grata noticia difundir los 50 años de la Cooperación Suiza.Con tal motivo comentaremos en estos días las…
  • Mar 25

    Tratado de extradición Perú Corea

    Tratado de extradición Perú Corea
    Las relaciones extradicionales entre la República del Perú y la República de Corea, se rigen por un Tratado de Extradición.Este Tratado de Extradición fue suscrito en Lima, el 05 de diciembre de 2003. El…
Rank this Week: 1266

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

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

    What Is A Ramey Warrant And How Is It Different From An Arrest Warrant?

    What Is A Ramey Warrant And How Is It Different From An Arrest Warrant?
    In very simple terms, a Ramey Warrant is an arrest warrant that is obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney. Typically, in order for a police agency to get a warrant, they must submit a…
  • Apr 1

    Sealing And Destroying Your Juvenile Court And Arrest Record

    Sealing And Destroying Your Juvenile Court And Arrest Record
    Why Should I Seal My Juvenile Record? Although you may have successfully completed your probation, having a juvenile record can have a negative effect on your life going forward. It may become an issue when you are trying to get a job or…
  • Mar 12

    Southern California Criminal Arrests At Popular Beache

    Southern California Criminal Arrests At Popular Beache
    There are some who believe that as the weather warms up, there is an increase in criminal behavior. This however may be due to the increase in the number of interactions that people have with one another during the warmer months. Warmer…
Rank this Week: 1260

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

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

    Are They Idiots Or Are They Liars?

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

    Move Along, No Preferential Treatment Here

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

    Sucks Not Eating That Cake, Huh?

    Sucks Not Eating That Cake, Huh?
    I covered a pretty amazing hearing recently. It wasn’t amazing because of anything I did. It was amazing because it perfectly showcased the disastrous impact of mandatory sentencing rules and a culture of punishment and cruelty not…
Rank this Week: 1243

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 1309

New York Federal Criminal Practice

New York Federal Criminal Practice

Covers court decisions, news and developments affecting federal criminal practice in New York. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://www.nyfederalcriminalpractice.com/
  • Jul 13

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK
    My latest article, an analysis of the prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as a lens though which we can critique our criminal process, can be downloaded (without registration) here: The abstract is as follows:People v. Strauss-Kahn is…
  • Jan 21

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity
    The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recently published its winter edition of Atticus, showcasing the two impressive honorees at the upcoming annual dinner of the NYSACDL Foundation, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and…
  • Jul 17

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Rulings on Prior Bad Acts and Knowledge in Conspiracy Case

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Rulings on Prior Bad Acts and Knowledge in Conspiracy Case
    The NYSACDL has published its latest edition of Atticus, downloadable here, featuring this author's column "Second Thoughts."  This quarter, I consider the Court's decisions in Curley (admissibility of prior-act evidence involving the…
Rank this Week: 1256

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…
Rank this Week: 1291

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.…
Rank this Week: 1263

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

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

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 1314

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer
    Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the country with laws in place regarding casino markers. Casinos use markers as a way to help gamblers and players keep playing. When you only have a certain amount of cash on you, the casino will extend…
  • Apr 15

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega
    Find Help for Homicide Charges in Las Vegas  Las Vegas courts will only charge individuals with homicide if the court determines that enough evidence exists to prove the charge. Before the court charges you with homicide, the prosecutor…
  • Apr 13

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense
    Facing Felony Charges? Call Potter Law Offices A felony charge can reduce your chances of landing a new job, change the way that loved ones think and feel about you and even impact the way you live your life. Here at Potter Law Offices, we…
Rank this Week: 1342

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Covers Idaho criminal law.

http://craigatkinsonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!
    …The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that…
  • Nov 12

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?
      Recently in the news, it was reported that a republican law maker in Idaho, Mark Patterson, plead guilty to “assault with the intent to commit rape” in 1974.  Apparently he was charged with the crime of rape after a…
  • Nov 9

    What is the difference between a criminal charge and a traffic ticket?

    What is the difference between a criminal charge and a traffic ticket?
    The other day I got a phone call and the prospective client told me they had a traffic ticket they needed me to handle.  My first thought was, oh they must have gotten a speeding ticket, which is an infraction in the State of Idaho.…
Rank this Week: 1324

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    The Smarter Sentencing Act - Tell Congress We Want Smarter Sentencing!

    The Smarter Sentencing Act - Tell Congress We Want Smarter Sentencing!
    One of the benefits of belonging to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is getting updates on their efforts to encourage Congress to make better laws.NACDL uses congressional district working periods as opportunities…
  • Apr 4

    What is DLAP? Drive Legal Again Program in Hillsborough County, FL

    What is DLAP? Drive Legal Again Program in Hillsborough County, FL
    The State Attorney's Office in Hillsborough County is using a new type of misdemeanor diversion program for anyone charged with a first or second criminal traffic citation for the offense of either:no valid driver’s license;…
  • Mar 10

    Tampa Police Department is Impounding Vehicles and Imposing $500 Civil Penalty under Tampa Code Section 14-30

    Tampa Police Department is Impounding Vehicles and Imposing $500 Civil Penalty under Tampa Code Section 14-30
    Forfeiture is a corrupting cash cow for the Tampa Police Department. By taking a person's vehicle and then charging them hundreds of dollars in towing and storing charges the Tampa Police Department is leaving families in financial ruin.Then…
Rank this Week: 1352

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Police Test "Live Google Earth" Tool for Monitoring Possible Crime

    Police Test "Live Google Earth" Tool for Monitoring Possible Crime
    There is a very fine line between advanced, technology-enabled methods of surveillance and infringement on the right of Americans to not undergo unreasonable search and seizure, a right guaranteed by the 4th Amendment to the U.S.…
  • Apr 14

    Youth Pastor Found "Not Guilty" in Child Molestation Case

    Youth Pastor Found "Not Guilty" in Child Molestation Case
    It's the type of case that our South Florida criminal defense attorneys are certainly familiar with: a pastor is arrested and charged with the crime of child molestation. In recent years, these types of stories have filled newspapers,…
  • Apr 9

    Miami Cop Implicated in Cocaine Conspiracy

    Miami Cop Implicated in Cocaine Conspiracy
    Our South Florida criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that law enforcement officers are given the responsibility to enforce the law and to arrest those who don't abide by it; they are not expected to…
Rank this Week: 1387

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/
  • Apr 10

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week
    For drivers in New York State beginning today, April 10, 2014, be careful if you are a hand held cell phone user on the highways and local streets. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of “Operation Hang Up”, by which…
  • Apr 7

    Distracted Driving Statistic

    Distracted Driving Statistic
    There are various types of distractions which can lead to a distracted driving accident, and traffic charges which could result in the loss of driving privileges. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the…
  • Feb 4

    Texting While Driving Tickets Skyrocket In 2013

    Texting While Driving Tickets Skyrocket In 2013
    2013 saw a huge increase in texting while driving tickets in New York State. There has been a contemporaneous increase in enforcement and the penalties for this traffic infraction since the law was first instituted in 2009. This past year,…
Rank this Week: 1383

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/
  • Apr 7

    Short Wins - The "the victims a person is convicted of defrauding have to be the same ones as the ones he was indicted for defrauding" edition

    Short Wins - The "the victims a person is convicted of defrauding have to be the same ones as the ones he was indicted for defrauding" edition
    Last week was a busy week in the federal circuits. There's a lot there to be interested in, especially if you have a case at the intersection of mental health issues and the law. If, however, your interests are a bit more prosaic, you might…
  • Apr 1

    Short Wins - The Forfeiture Order Gets Reversed Version

    Short Wins - The Forfeiture Order Gets Reversed Version
    There were a handful of good wins in the federal circuits last week. Notably, United States v. Annabi, pushed back on a government forfeiture because the language in the indictment was inadequate. Forfeiture is a huge issue in criminal cases…
  • Mar 28

    Short Wins - The Smurfing Edition

    Short Wins - The Smurfing Edition
    The big news in this edition of Short Wins is United States v. Abair - a simply crazy Seventh Circuit. I already wrote about it for a general legal audience on Above the Law (Inspector Javert Goes Smurfing in Indiana) - for our purposes,…
Rank this Week: 1411

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Apr 1

    What is a Terry Stop and Frisk?

    What is a Terry Stop and Frisk?
    In 1968 the United States Supreme Court decided the case Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1. From that case is what came to be known as the Terry Stop Exception to the Fourth Amendment.  This exception permits a policeman who lacks…
  • Mar 25

    Do I have to Pay to Stay in Jail?

    Do I have to Pay to Stay in Jail?
    Getting accused of a crime is not cheap.  Take a DUI for example.  When you get arrested your car gets impounded.  You have to pay for your vehicle to be towed and impounded.  You have to hire a lawyer.  If ……
  • Mar 6

    The Three Primary Elements of Sexual Abuse of a Child

    The Three Primary Elements of Sexual Abuse of a Child
    The crime of sexual abuse of a child seems to indicate that the crime is sexual in nature, but when one looks at the elements of the crime that does not necessarily have to be true. The first elements of … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1414

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog covers DWI/DWAI, traffic violations, gun crimes, weapon crimes, prostitution, and other criminal offenses. By New York attorneys, Tilem & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1385

Crimen Digital

Crimen Digital

Podcast sobre cómputo forense, seguridad en Internet y todo lo relacionado con el cibercrimen.

http://www.crimendigital.com/
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
  • Oct 29

    050. ¿Ser autodidacta sin morir en el intento? con @astrohack

    050. ¿Ser autodidacta sin morir en el intento? con @astrohack
    Estamos de fiesta!! 50 episodios! Gracias por escucharnos! LO NUEVO Entrevista: Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack)
Rank this Week: 1367

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Focuses on capital punishment in America.

http://www.swartzlenamon.com/deathpenaltyblog
Rank this Week: 1393

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 1329

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1376

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 1386

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
  • Apr 18

    Broker-Dealer Executives Charged Under FCPA for Venezuelan Bribery Scheme

    Broker-Dealer Executives Charged Under FCPA for Venezuelan Bribery Scheme
    The government arrested Benito Chinea and Joseph DeMeneses of SEC-registered broker-dealer Direct Access Partners (DAP) this week and charged them with participating in a conspiracy to pay $60 million in bribes to a Venezuelan official to…
  • Apr 17

    Farid Fata Seeks Venue Change in Health Care Fraud Trial

    Farid Fata Seeks Venue Change in Health Care Fraud Trial
    After conducting a telephone poll of potential jurors to determine possible jury bias, Dr. Farid Fata has moved for a change of venue in the Medicare fraud case against him. Fata claims that the jury pool in the Eastern District of Michigan…
  • Apr 10

    Parties Submit Dueling Letters Over Validity of Rengan Rajaratnam Indictment

    Parties Submit Dueling Letters Over Validity of Rengan Rajaratnam Indictment
    In a flurry of letters following oral argument on Rengan Rajaratnam's pending motion to dismiss the indictment against him, the government and Rajaratnam's defense counsel continue to debate whether Count One of the indictment is proper…
Rank this Week: 1601

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania
    In a decision published on April 17, 2014, Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that that 42 Pa.C.S. A. §9712.1(c) related to mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for offenders…
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
Rank this Week: 1607

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1583

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota
    Many people believe the crime of burglary is defined as breaking into a residence a stealing someone else’s property, but that’s not necessarily the case. In it’s least criminal degree (4th), Minnesota defines the act of…
  • Apr 16

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case
    Few people have sympathy for convicted murderers, and rightly so, but you may feel differently after hearing the story of Ryan Holle, who was convicted of murder at the age of 21. What’s unique about Holle’s case is that the…
  • Apr 15

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart
    A Minnesota man was arrested for driving under the influence after authorities say he was operating a child’s go-kart above the legal limit. Bobby Khaoone, 25, was arrested in the city of Austin during a late-night joyride in the wee…
Rank this Week: 1468

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1596

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization
    The dramatic comeback for marijuana decriminalization in Maryland is now complete, as the Governor signed the General Assembly's bill into law earlier this week. Come October it will no longer be a crime for a person over the age of 18 to…
  • Apr 10

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?
    This week the state senate for a second time voted to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana. The bill included a few modifications, which the house inserted over the weekend in order to satisfy enough delegates. Among the…
  • Apr 5

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet
    Marijuana dominated the media attention in the first three months of this year's legislative session, but state lawmakers once again made little progress when it came time to vote. Today though, delegates will convene to conduct one last…
Rank this Week: 1442

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    California Drunk Driving Laws Revised

    California Drunk Driving Laws Revised
    Before January 1st, 2014, California law enforcement agencies were using California Vehicle Code (VC) Sections 23152(a) and (b) to prosecute cases involving alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. VC 23152(a) stated, "It is…
  • Mar 31

    SR-22: What Is It & Why Do I Need It After My License Was Suspended?

    SR-22: What Is It & Why Do I Need It After My License Was Suspended?
    An SR-22 is a certificate of insurance. It is proof that you have met the state's minimum requirements for liability car insurance. This form is obtained from your insurance company and they file it with the California Department of Motor…
  • Mar 17

    Cops Use Audio & Video Recording Devices And Use Of Force Decline

    Cops Use Audio & Video Recording Devices And Use Of Force Decline
    One California city tested the use of cameras by their officers last year and the results were just as one would expect. The use of force by officers dropped by over two thirds overall, and those not made to wear cameras were twice as likely…
Rank this Week: 1528

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Covers decisions and opinions by The Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court of the United States regarding DUI law, Search and Seizure, and arrest procedures. By George C. Creal Jr.

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
Rank this Week: 1446

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Mar 26

    Louisiana’s Fight Against Heroin: Dying For A Fix

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

    LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement

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

    Arrested for Cat Poop?

    Arrested for Cat Poop?
      Federal Crime: Mailing Injurious Articles Via The United States Postal Service     Looking for a job can be a drag, especially when you feel overcome by constant rejection.  If you find yourself feeling spiteful and…
Rank this Week: 1535

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

Addresses issues common to fraud, public corruption and other white collar crime cases. By The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC.

http://whitecollarcrimeingeorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year
    [Photo of Kevin Trudeau from Wikipedia]     Did you hear the news about the sentencing of former television informercial spokesman Kevin Trudeau?  According to published news reports, Trudeau has beensentenced to…
  • Dec 17

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle
    [American Hustle Movie Poster From Wikipedia]As a former federal prosecutor and, currently, as an Augusta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer, I love books and movies about courtrooms and crime.What is your favorite movie about white collar…
  • Sep 19

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal
    [Tom DeLay's photo from "Dancing With the Stars" from wikipedia]Did you hear the news? According to various news reports, a Texas appellate court has set aside the money laundering conviction of former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay. You may…
Rank this Week: 1561

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1522

The Defense Perspective

The Defense Perspective

A chronicle of criminal defense practice for the client. By Stephen Gustitis.

http://texascriminaldefenselawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change
    The only thing we can count on is change. Hopefully, the changes life brings our way make us stronger, wiser, and more empathetic to our fellow life travelers.Since January 2013 I've relocated my Criminal Defense Blog. The Gustitis Law Blog…
  • Dec 4

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best
    On December 31, 2012 Brazos County will say goodbye to Bill Turner, probably the best Texas elected prosecutor ever. Turner choose not to run for office this year and retire after more than 28 years of government service to the citizens of…
  • Nov 27

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent
    This week, news agencies reported certain computer evidence was overlooked by the prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder investigation and subsequent criminal trial prosecution. The overlooked evidence included Google search logs for…
Rank this Week: 1584

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 1484

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:
Rank this Week: 1593

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/
  • Apr 18

    U.S. Supreme Court to Revisit NJ Handgun Law

    U.S. Supreme Court to Revisit NJ Handgun Law
    Gun control is one of the nation’s most contentious issues.  Some feel that gun ownership is a safety measure and basic right, while others feel that guns only lead to violence and must be regulated more tightly.  Today, the…
  • Apr 8

    Are Rap Lyrics Admissible Evidence in Court?

    Are Rap Lyrics Admissible Evidence in Court?
    “Gangsta rap” music is a little like punk music: bluntly-worded, in-your-face, and notorious for relentlessly pushing the label.  Rap lyrics about the gangster lifestyle have been leading to scandals, debates, and headlines…
  • Mar 25

    Is Marijuana Legalization Coming to New Jersey?

    Is Marijuana Legalization Coming to New Jersey?
    In the ’60s and ’70s, it was civil rights and Vietnam.  In the ’80s it was “trickle-down” and the Cold War. Today, marijuana legalization has taken over America’s news media as the hot-button political…
Rank this Week: 1642