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The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark
    Joan Meier, who commented last week on this blog, and I appeared on Friday on a Los Angeles public radio show, discussing Ohio v. Clark. If you're interested, you can listen to it by clicking here.  By the way, Joan cited favorably a…
  • Jun 18

    Ohio v. Clark: Some Initial Thought

    Ohio v. Clark: Some Initial Thought
    A few thoughts on the decision in Ohio v. Clark:1.  The result is totally unsurprising, and I was not even surprised by the unanimity as to the result; it was difficult at argument to perceive that any justice thought the statement was…
  • Jun 18

    Clerk reversed

    Clerk reversed
    The Supreme Court decided Ohio v. Clark today.  You can see the opinions here.  The result is a 9-0 reversal in favor of the State.  No particular surprise there.  Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion.  Justice…
Rank this Week: 1194

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

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

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry

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

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill

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

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
Rank this Week: 1130

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day
    A 55 year old man was arrested for DUI and booked in to the Sonoma County jail on Friday, March 27, 2015. That man was arrested with a child in his car and booked for drunk diving and suspicion of...
  • Apr 4

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day

    Sonoma County Jail Repots Man Arrested For 2 DUIs in 2 Day
    A 55 year old man was arrested for DUI and booked in to the Sonoma County jail on Friday, March 27, 2015. That man was arrested with a child in his car and booked for drunk diving and suspicion of cruelty to a child. He posted bail on…
  • Apr 3

    Napa CHP Arrests 8 DUI Driver

    Napa CHP Arrests 8 DUI Driver
    Officers of the California Highway Patrol working out of the Napa County area office made 8 DUI arrests last weekend. Officers reported that they arrested three drivers for drunk driving after traffic accidents. Occupants of two of the…
Rank this Week: 1184

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership

    In the News: Puryear Law Supports Safe and Lawful Gun Ownership
    Since the year 2011, Puryear Law has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully and safely carry at the firm’s office.…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
Rank this Week: 1126

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/
Rank this Week: 1226

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jan 27

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Wisconsin man was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million from at least 122 investors.  Loren Holzhueter, 69, was the subject of an emergency enforcement action…
  • Jan 26

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme
    An Ohio man was sentenced to serve twenty-one years in federal prison for his role in funnelling investors to the massive "Black Diamond" Ponzi scheme that ultimately duped over 400 investors out of at least $40 million.  Jonathan…
  • Jan 26

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men have entered guilty pleas to operating a massive Ponzi scheme that allegedly caused losses of over $100 million to victims who thought they were investing in a profitable ATM leasing operation.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74,…
Rank this Week: 1278

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: 1143

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1135

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
  • Jun 11

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN
    “The Result Was The Wrong Person Was Accused of Crimes She Didn’t Commit” Those are the words and apparent logic of Clay County Sheriff Rick Beesler according to an article in Jacksonville.com.  Ashely Nichole Chiasson…
Rank this Week: 1237

Harmless Error

Harmless Error

Covers criminal law in Maine and beyond. By Luke Rioux.

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

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?
    As of last Thursday 5/15/14, major cell phone carriers in the U.S. will support text messaging to 911 dispatch. Most call centers across the country are not equipped the handle the messages but, interestingly, Maine’s have been ready…
  • May 6

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player
    Monday was an interesting day at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court approved of a local government opening official business with an explicitly religious ceremony, the judges refused to hear a highly anticipated challenge to a New Jersey law…
  • Mar 28

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year
    Read my latest post at the Portland Press Herald site: Legislative committee rejects 15 year OUI look-back. From the article:Second, third and subsequent OUI offenses have serious mandatory minimum sentences in Maine. Current law “looks…
Rank this Week: 1223

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/
  • May 12

    Bloomsday, June 16, 2014 at 60 Centre Street with the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch

    Bloomsday, June 16, 2014 at 60 Centre Street with the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch
    Please join me and the Irish American Bar Association on June 16, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the New York State Courthouse at 60 Centre Street for IABANY's Fifth Annual Bloomsday Celebration.  This event showcases James Joyce's…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1144

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI…

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI Information

By the Law Office of Anthony Spratley.

http://www.aspratley.com/q-a/
  • Mar 28

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?
    In New Mexico if the person you had sex with did not give consent to have sexual intercourse with you, then you can be charged with rape. It is not whether or not you consented, you must prove that he or she consented to sexual intercourse…
  • Mar 4

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?
    If the victim does not cooperate in a DV case, the DA has no case to pursue unless there are eye-witnesses to the crime. In most cases, the ADA dismisses the case if the victim does not show to court on the day of trial. If you or a loved on…
  • Mar 4

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?
    For a first time offense, if you possess up to one ounce, penalties include a fine between $50 and $100, up to 15 days in jail, or both. If you possess one to eight ounces, penalties may include a fine, $100 and $1,000, up to one year in…
Rank this Week: 1177

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: 1175

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: 1171

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

http://deathpenaltyusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia
    The state of Georgia is once again in the spotlight regarding a death penalty case which, when examined by anyone with a sense of justice, makes the Peach State start reeking of even more rotten fruit.  Or perhaps a better analogy:…
  • Apr 15

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
  • Apr 15

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 1176

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers DWI, drugs and other criminal offenses. By Jamie Spencer.

http://blog.austindefense.com/
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Apr 13

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach
    Further deepening my growing suspicions that life may best be described as a series of random events comes this news via Discover Magazine, “Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how food-breaks sway the decisions of judges”. Yeah,…
  • Jan 3

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...
    William Safire popularized the phrase “if by whiskey…” in his columns, and defined it in his Political Dictionary as, “Taking both sides of an issue; equivocating; a political straddle”. The term originates from a speech given by…
Rank this Week: 1186

Defending Those People

Defending Those People

A public defender blog. By Albert Clifford.

http://indigentaccused.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Why Fight for Those People?

    Why Fight for Those People?
    I haven't written forever, but have been busy. One thing is on my mind about the job and that is the motivation behind the job now that I'm well into it. Sometimes one would wonder, is the job worth it? Will I do this forever? I am sure this…
  • May 6

    The Challenging nature of PD work

    The Challenging nature of PD work
    I've been far too busy lawyering to post anything coherent, but I love using my own site to contain all the other sites I like to read, so I'll keep this up, even if I post rarely.One thing to post: it is extremely expensive for our society…
  • Oct 10

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th
    The choice couldn't be more clear. McCain is such a liar:Evaluating McCain's misleading adsObama brings hope for change. McCain is hoping to win because he can confuse people into accepting the big lie that Obama is Muslim, Arab, a terrorist,…
Rank this Week: 1146

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Jul 28

    Innocence Project of Florida Client Granted New Trial by Federal Judge

    Innocence Project of Florida Client Granted New Trial by Federal Judge
    Last week a federal judge granted Innocence Project of Florida client Jules Letemps a new trial. Letemps has been in prison for 26 years for a rape he insists he did not commit. Letemps’ attorneys say he was walking to work when the…
  • Jul 27

    System Pressures the Innocent to Plead Guilty

    System Pressures the Innocent to Plead Guilty
    In an opinion piece published on Friday in the Washington Post, Sam Gross—a law professor at the University of Michigan and the editor of the National Registry of Exonerations—writes that recent statistics and exonerations reveal…
  • Jul 24

    Exonerees Use Their Music to Shine Light on Wrongful Conviction

    Exonerees Use Their Music to Shine Light on Wrongful Conviction
    For many exonerees, the Innocence Network Conference provides a unique chance to connect with other men and women who have been confronted with and survived the unimaginable experience of being wrongfully convicted. For one group of…
Rank this Week: 1415

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1499

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    [VIDEO] Are Tuning Fork Calibrations After the Offense OK?

    [VIDEO] Are Tuning Fork Calibrations After the Offense OK?
    Arguing about tuning fork certificates is quite technical about the statute and what exactly happened. If you having a speeding or reckless driving by speed case, you should definitely contact me so we can go ahead and discuss the facts of…
  • Jul 20

    [VIDEO] Does Your Demeanor at Court Matter?

    [VIDEO] Does Your Demeanor at Court Matter?
    You can’t imagine how many people I’ve seen talk themselves into the judge convicting them. This is one reason why it can really pay off to have an experienced traffic and misdemeanor attorney representing you in court. Video…
  • Jul 15

    [VIDEO] Motorists Can Cross Double Yellow Line to Pass Bicyclist

    [VIDEO] Motorists Can Cross Double Yellow Line to Pass Bicyclist
    There’s been a major change in the law as it relates to motor vehicles and bicycles. Effective July 1 of 2015, when a motor vehicle is trying to pass a bicyclist or pedestrian on the roadway, motor vehicle operators are now allowed to…
Rank this Week: 1421

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense law, including recent policy changes and supreme court rulings. By Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Jailhouse Informant Testimony: Issues on Evidence Admissibility

    Jailhouse Informant Testimony: Issues on Evidence Admissibility
    When defendants are declared guilty of committing a capital crime, they are either sentenced to live the rest of their lives in prison, or they are quite literally killed by the state. There is so much at stake involved in capital crimes. A…
  • Jul 24

    Is There a Need for Internet Access in Prisons?

    Is There a Need for Internet Access in Prisons?
    Without access to the internet, convicts released from their prison sentence find it hard to integrate themselves back to a community that continued to exist without them. Their participation in the civilian community is put in jeopardy…
  • May 9

    Police Roadside Stop Hell – Not so Fast says U.S. Supreme Court

    Police Roadside Stop Hell – Not so Fast says U.S. Supreme Court
    Intentionally Prolonged police traffic stops so they can wait for drug-sniffing dogs were a nice try but not kosher if you are following the United States Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court called a Foul for law enforcement to engage in…
Rank this Week: 1547

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

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

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Sad and Tragic Case of Sandra Bland

    The Sad and Tragic Case of Sandra Bland
    Sandra Bland was laid to rest this past weekend . Ms. Bland's arrest and death has been widely reported in the media. Questions linger on why she was arrested and the circumstances leading to her death. Coming back from court her story was…
  • Jul 21

    New California Law Allows Illegal residents To Get License

    New California Law Allows Illegal residents To Get License
      After California enacted a new law earlier this year, illegal residents became eligible to obtain a driver's license. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reported over 397,000 drivers licenses were issued to illegal residents…
  • Jul 20

    Continuing Legal Education for DUI Lawyer

    Continuing Legal Education for DUI Lawyer
    Last week , I was returning from Chicago where I gave a presentation to the folks that attended the DUIDLA summer session. Here is a short listing of some of the  topics that were presented. Cross-examination …
Rank this Week: 1418

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 27

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian
    The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, which advocates for cycling and pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety, has identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians within Philadelphia. These intersections are listed…
  • Jul 24

    Proving Liability for an Accident Caused by Texting and Driving

    Proving Liability for an Accident Caused by Texting and Driving
    Dozens of things cause car accidents every day in the U.S. But one of the most prominent causes of car accidents—leading to more than 3,000 traffic-related fatalities in the year 2013 alone—is driving while distracted, according…
  • Jul 23

    Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders Headed to Roar on the Shore in Pennsylvania

    Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders Headed to Roar on the Shore in Pennsylvania
    An annual occurrence first started in 2007, Roar on the Shore has emerged from a small fundraising event to a massive bike rally that is free to enter. A fun time for bikers with live music, bike contests, custom motorcycles and…
Rank this Week: 1424

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    When Florida Police and Defendant Disagree on Consent to Search - Thompson v. State

    When Florida Police and Defendant Disagree on Consent to Search - Thompson v. State
    Criminal cases, particularly drug cases, often turn on rulings on the admissibility of evidence. Searches and confessions are both commonly challenged. The Second District recently considered the admissibility of both in the case of…
  • Jun 17

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State
    Although jurors and the parties to a case are entitled to a discrimination-free juror selection process in Florida, an attorney in some cases may believe that a particular group may be more sympathetic to the other side. When an attorney…
  • Mar 24

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State
    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we spend a fair amount of time in this space discussing the law as it applies to searches and seizures, whether it's at a home, in a car or on the street. As Florida's Third District Court of…
Rank this Week: 1510

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Representative to Propose Legislation Requiring IIDs In All New Vehicle

    U.S. Representative to Propose Legislation Requiring IIDs In All New Vehicle
    U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice has announced that she will be introducing legislation that will require ignition interlock devices to be installed on all new vehicles coming off the production line of American automakers. Recall that…
  • Jul 16

    A Consumer Report on…Personal Breathalyzer

    A Consumer Report on…Personal Breathalyzer
    There has been an explosion in recent years of personal breathalyzers.  These are small, portable devices which — to varying degrees of accuracy — can give you rough readings of the blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of your…
  • Jul 6

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction
    I’ve recently represented several people in California DUI cases who, after having been convicted, needed to travel to Canada. They were all surprised to learn that traveling to visit our neighbors to the north after a California DUI…
Rank this Week: 1366

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1471

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

    How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
    You cannot quantify the emotional cost of divorce; the process is painful no matter the circumstances leading up to the dissolution of the marriage. You can quantify the monetary cost of divorce, however, and those costs can skyrocket in…
  • Jul 23

    Primary Caregivers Under Maine's Medical Marijuana Law

    Primary Caregivers Under Maine's Medical Marijuana Law
    Lately, in this blog, we've been covering the Maine Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA). This piece of legislation is relatively new, both in Maine and across the country, so some of the details are less then completely thought out. In this case,…
  • Jul 21

    When Police Don't Know the Law - Heien v. North Carolina

    When Police Don't Know the Law - Heien v. North Carolina
    You may have heard the phrase “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” Just because you aren't aware that it's illegal to turn right on red in New York City doesn't mean that, if a police officer pulls you over for doing it, you can…
Rank this Week: 1454

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 1384

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Jul 20

    CalCAP EVCS

    CalCAP EVCS
    CalCAP EVCSThe goal of the CalCAP Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Financing Program is to increase installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by small businesses in California.     Program…
  • Jul 16

    {New blog post} Title Issue

    {New blog post} Title Issue
    Occasionally parties may find themselves worked up when buying a work / commercial truck. After weeks {or maybe months} of waiting for the truck to be delivered, buyers may wonder about the dealer/seller not releasing the actual…
  • Jul 10

    [New Blog Post] Cuban: "Put That Coffee Down"

    [New Blog Post] Cuban: "Put That Coffee Down"
    Does anyone think DeAndre Jordan negotiates his own deals? There probably are some athletes who do. The media makes it confusing because it always reports the news as, “DeAndre Jordan has just agreed to ….” Or “So and…
Rank this Week: 1444

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Judge Waves His Magic Wand, But Cannot Deny a Seal and Expunge

    Judge Waves His Magic Wand, But Cannot Deny a Seal and Expunge
    Most decisions by judges do not get overruled, even when they’re wrong.  For some, this may only re-enforce their bad behavior because the fact is, challenges to bad rulings are often not made because most clients do not have the…
  • Jun 30

    A Different Approach to Expunging a Record

    A Different Approach to Expunging a Record
    Expunging a record can be a time consuming process, because you have to wait on the government at several different stages.  For example, at the very beginning of the expunge process (as opposed to the sealing process), you must get the…
  • Jun 28

    It’s a Crime to be Poor

    It’s a Crime to be Poor
    “A poor girl wants to marry, and a rich girl wants to flirt  A rich man goes to college, and a poor man goes to work” – Charlie Daniels Band Let’s face it, the deck is stacked against the poor.  If…
Rank this Week: 1507

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Jul 9

    What is an Armed Career Criminal?

    What is an Armed Career Criminal?
    The Armed Career Criminal “Armed career criminal” – sounds pretty serious, right? Well for purposes of federal criminal law it most definitely is. The term applies to a select group of individuals who the federal government…
  • May 27

    Utah Law Reform: Drug Possession No Longer A Felony

    Utah Law Reform: Drug Possession No Longer A Felony
    Drug Possession Is A Common Offense In a sweeping move which was totally unexpected and unusual (for Utah), the Utah Legislature effectively passed legislation to reduce the population in its jails and prisons by significant numbers.…
  • Apr 22

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea
    Requirements to Withdraw a Plea When a defendant enters into a plea negotiation with the State he has to waive all of his pretrial rights such as his right to remain silent, his right to the presumption of innocence, his … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1300

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/
  • Jul 6

    Ostrich Instruction - Boilerplate Rule

    Ostrich Instruction - Boilerplate Rule
    UNITED STATES V. MACIAS, No. 13-2166 POSNER, Circuit Judge. The defendant was convicted of conspiring to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2, and of conducting an unlicensed...
  • Jun 22

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)
    On June 15, 2015, Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro filed his brief in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Acasio Sanchez. USA v. Acasio Sanchez, No. 15-1356. Mr. Petro represented Mr. Sanchez in the...
  • May 22

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
    One of Chicago’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Criminal defense attorney, Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 1513

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 5

    Dieting with Dignity

    Dieting with Dignity
    In my short lifetime (they’re all short, when it comes down to it), I was taught that eating eggs was bad for you. Then it wasn’t. I was taught that you should eat a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to live a healthy lifestyle.…
  • Jul 4

    Celebrating the Fourth

    Celebrating the Fourth
    In a way, it is fitting that July 4th is the big celebration of American – United States – freedom. As ConstitutionFacts.com notes: July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence…
  • Jun 11

    Insuring That All Lives Matter

    Insuring That All Lives Matter
    Yes, that’s insuring, and not, ensuring, although I believe one can lead to the other. And I didn’t use any hashtag in the title here because, although I know about the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter controversy,…
Rank this Week: 1312

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jul 1

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue
    Joshua Adam Engel has been featured in a number of recent media articles on Title IX issues. Including: New York Times: Members of this small but fast-growing legal specialty say the problem dates to 2011, when the Education Department…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
Rank this Week: 1345

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/
  • Jun 30

    Help! The Florida Highway Patrol Stole My Vehicle

    Help! The Florida Highway Patrol Stole My Vehicle
    Demanding the Adversarial Preliminary Hearing under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Division of Florida Highway Patrol has increased the frequency in which is it seizing…
  • May 25

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case
    When was the last time you received a Brady Notice?Many believe that prosecutors will start to take a different approach to disclosing Brady material as a result of the recent amendments to Rule 3.113. The courses are intended to teach…
  • May 8

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida
    What happens if your car did not actually come into contact with any other car involved in the crash? If you look in the rear view mirror and see a crash behind you are you required to stop and render aid? Can you be charged with "hit and…
Rank this Week: 1325

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Features the story of the life, times and tribulations of a Trial Attorney in Paradise.

http://808crime.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI

    National DUI vs. Hawaii DUI
    “There’s three types of lies in the world: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Origin disputed.  Congratulations Hawaii! According the the US Department of Justice and the FBI our DUI arrests are way under…
  • Jun 23

    Landsberg Law Office Celebrates Four Years in June

    Landsberg Law Office Celebrates Four Years in June
    Four years ago in May upon reflection and discussion with my new wife, I realized that, no matter how much I dreamed of being a Public Defender forever, my time there was coming to a close. It was time for me to leave.  May 31, 2011 was…
  • Apr 10

    TRADITION vs. EDUCATION Maunakea and TMT

    TRADITION vs. EDUCATION Maunakea and TMT
    (or, a love-letter to a childhood observatory) First and foremost, I think telescopes are awesome. More than telescopes, I love observatories. And I love planetariums. I have a child with whom, someday, I would love to share the wonders of…
Rank this Week: 1541

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Covers Georgia criminal law.

http://www.gainesvillegalawyer.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 1402

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 1343

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

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

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 1311

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkdwilawyerblog.com/
  • May 13

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge
    A 56 year old school bus driver in the Lakeland School District in Northern Westchester County has been charged with felony DWI after an accident on May 11, 2015 in which the bus she was operating reportedly struck a telephone pole. Mary…
  • Apr 21

    The Refusal Hearing–What Is It?

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

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI
    On December 27, 2014, Thomas Palermo, a 41 year old software engineer at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, was riding his bicycle on a road popular with bicyclists for its wide bike lanes and steep hills. At that same time, Heather Cook, a…
Rank this Week: 1358

Crimen Digital

Crimen Digital

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

http://www.crimendigital.com/
  • May 11

    Gana entradas gratis Campus Party México 2015

    Gana entradas gratis Campus Party México 2015
    Se acerca una nueva edición de Campus Party en México, y en esta edición 2015 nuestro podstar Andrés Velázquez se presentará en dicho evento, con la conferencia magistral “Investigaciones…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1522

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • May 1

    Wayland Employee Charged with Sexually Assaulting Child

    Wayland Employee Charged with Sexually Assaulting Child
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, the senior foreman for the Wayland Department of Public Works was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on Friday on various sex offenses, specifically: four counts of rape of a…
  • Apr 27

    SJC Issues Decision on Parole for Juvenile Homicide Offender

    SJC Issues Decision on Parole for Juvenile Homicide Offender
    On December 24, 2014, in Diatchenko v. District Attorney for the Suffolk District I, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that all life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders, whether mandatory or discretionary, violate the prohibition…
  • Apr 26

    Concerns About Accuracy of Breathalyzer Evidence in Massachusetts OUI Case

    Concerns About Accuracy of Breathalyzer Evidence in Massachusetts OUI Case
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, district attorneys in multiple counties in Massachusetts are suspending the use of breathalyzer tests in drunk driving cases because of suspected problems with the breathalyzer machines,…
Rank this Week: 1495

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Why Can't Bruce Just Be Bruce?

    Why Can't Bruce Just Be Bruce?
    I missed Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer the other night, and, try as I might, I just can't seem to muster the will to go back and watch it. That the former Olympian regards himself as a woman is, no doubt, a highly significant…
  • Apr 23

    Too Many Life Sentence

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

    Richard Lapointe's Long Journey

    Richard Lapointe's Long Journey
    Richard Lapointe looked dazed, even confused, when he walked out of Superior Court in Hartford last week. It was the first time in 26 years his feet hit civilian pavement. He was supposed to die behind bars. apointe’s long walk to…
Rank this Week: 1474

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 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
  • Feb 24

    Enhanced Failure To Yield Law Unnecessarily Bus Drivers According To Transportation Union

    Enhanced Failure To Yield Law Unnecessarily Bus Drivers According To Transportation Union
    One of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s programs since he took office last year is “Vision Zero”, which is designed to reduce traffic and pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in New York City.  The Vision Zero…
  • Dec 23

    Father And Fifteen year Old Daughter Charged in Fatal Pennsylvania MVA Crash

    Father And Fifteen year Old Daughter Charged in Fatal Pennsylvania MVA Crash
    The Wayne County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office announced last week that there will be charges against a 15 year old driver and her father in a fatal car crash on August 30, 2014 on Goosepond Road in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 1350