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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: 982

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Uber Driver in Massachusetts Accused of Raping Passenger

    Uber Driver in Massachusetts Accused of Raping Passenger
    A Massachusetts Uber driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had used the ride-sharing service app to request a ride. Authorities have reported that the 46-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday in Cambridge District Court.…
  • Dec 15

    Teen Charged as Adult in Robbery Case

    Teen Charged as Adult in Robbery Case
    The State Attorney’s Office has made the decision to charge a Marion County juvenile as an adult for a robbery that happened last month. According to jail records, at 12:01 a.m. on a Friday night, on his 18th birthday, a teen was…
  • Dec 8

    Clearwater Doctor Charged with Prescription Fraud

    Clearwater Doctor Charged with Prescription Fraud
    A Clearwater doctor has been accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions in order to obtain the controlled substances for herself, according to police. The 50-year-old doctor was arrested Monday at a pain management clinic in Clearwater. She…
Rank this Week: 1455

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    Montana Case Echoes Little Falls Killing

    Montana Case Echoes Little Falls Killing
    A Montana man will face a similar sentence to that of Byron David Smith, the man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who had broken into his home in Little Falls, Minnesota, back in 2012. Just like Smith, Markus Kaarma’s…
  • Dec 17

    Crime Spikes During Home NFL Game

    Crime Spikes During Home NFL Game
    There will be no more home football games for the Vikings or Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium this year, and that could lead to lower crime rates, according to a new study. Researchers tracked the crime rates in eight cities home to an NFL…
  • Dec 16

    Drunk Driving Arrests Down in Minnesota

    Drunk Driving Arrests Down in Minnesota
    Fewer Minnesotans are getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. The decline in DUI arrests has been rather stark as there have been 21 percent fewer arrests in 2014 than…
Rank this Week: 1552

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    ’99 Problems’ but the Fourth Amendment Ain’t One

    ’99 Problems’ but the Fourth Amendment Ain’t One
    About 45,000 people graduate from law school each year. The remaining 316.055 million Americans get their legal education from pop culture. Everything we know about forensic investigation, we get from CSI. Everything we know about criminal…
  • Dec 15

    ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – Alcohol, Roofies, and Date Rape

    ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ – Alcohol, Roofies, and Date Rape
    What do Bill Cosby, a Norman teenager, and a popular Christmas song have in common? If the allegations are true, all of the above are somehow involved in date rape. At least 19 women have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting or…
  • Dec 12

    Wife of Murdered Fire Chief Loses Appeal

    Wife of Murdered Fire Chief Loses Appeal
    In 2013, Rebecca Bryan was convicted of murdering her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan. Her case was sordid–like something you might see on a prime-time mini-series, not something playing out in an Oklahoma City courtroom.…
Rank this Week: 1778

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Dec 18

    What’s The Penalty For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Where There Was Only Property Damage In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Where There Was Only Property Damage In New Jersey?
    Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious charge in New Jersey, but in cases where there were no injuries, the penalties are less severe. Still, you should expect to face a six month license suspension, a fine as high as $400, and up to a…
  • Dec 18

    Can I Go To Jail For Driving Without Insurance In New Jersey?

    Can I Go To Jail For Driving Without Insurance In New Jersey?
    On a first offense, no, but if you’re caught a second time, you face up to 14 days in jail. As a first offender, you’ll still face fines up to $1000, a license suspension of up to a year, and community service to be determined by…
  • Dec 18

    What Is Careless Driving In New Jersey?

    What Is Careless Driving In New Jersey?
    Careless driving is a lower, but related, charge to reckless driving, and a driver will usually be cited with it if they’re found to be at fault in a minor traffic accident. It alleges that you were driving without due caution, and in a…
Rank this Week: 1590

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Dec 18

    Can I Terminate My Probation Early in California?

    Can I Terminate My Probation Early in California?
    If you were convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to serve a period of time on probation as a result in California you are likely counting the days until your probation is over. You may also be wondering “ Can I terminate my…
  • Dec 16

    Violating a Protective Order in California

    Violating a Protective Order in California
    In the State of California a protective order may be issued upon the request of an alleged victim or by a court as a condition of a defendant’s release while criminal charges are pending. If a protective order has been issued against…
  • Dec 11

    Can I Contest a Request for a Protective Order in California?

    Can I Contest a Request for a Protective Order in California?
    If you have been served with a notice that someone has filed a request for a protective order against you in California you may be surprised, or you may be expecting the notification. Either way, it is imperative that you take the matter…
Rank this Week: 1712

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Dec 17

    Our Vanishing Right

    Our Vanishing Right
    In an opinion released early this week the Supreme Court of the United States has yet again ruled against protecting individuals rights and has given law enforcement even more power to harass and torment the masses. The case referred to…
  • Oct 21

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law
    If you are convicted of felony, either a state or federal felony charge, you lose certain rights going forward including the right to own firearms. The felony gun ownership laws in Utah are very harsh. The question then arises, what ……
  • Sep 18

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence
    Recently the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether an attorney was deemed to have given ineffective assistance of counsel to a non-U.S. citizen. In State v. Aguirre-Juarez, the defendant plead guilty to one count of attempted identity…
Rank this Week: 1200

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Jackson County, Florida Man with Felony Warrant Captured, Charged with Drug Crime

    Jackson County, Florida Man with Felony Warrant Captured, Charged with Drug Crime
    On Monday, a Marianna, FL man who members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for was captured after receiving information on where the suspect was located. The suspect, 29-year-old Robert Lee Garrett, had a felony…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Inmate’s Appeal of Life Prison Sentence

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Inmate’s Appeal of Life Prison Sentence
    Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear George Toca’s appeal of a life prison sentence without parole he was given when he was just 17 years old; that was 30 years ago. Toca was found guilty of killing a friend during a botched…
  • Dec 15

    St. Petersburg Police Officer Pulled Over for Running a Red Light, Arrested for DUI

    St. Petersburg Police Officer Pulled Over for Running a Red Light, Arrested for DUI
    On Monday morning, December 15, 51-year-old Allan Charles McTavish was stopped after a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy witnessed McTavish’s Chevrolet HHR run a red light, according to a news article at Tampabay.com. McTavish…
Rank this Week: 1765

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Dec 17

    Cuba and U.S. to Normalize Relation

    Cuba and U.S. to Normalize Relation
    President Barack Obama made a historic announcement today that he will move to normalize relations with Cuba. This will include immediate talks to restore diplomatic ties and the lifting of embargo and travel restrictions. He also mentioned…
  • Dec 14

    Russell Babcock argues Nevarez v. Katavich to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Russell Babcock argues Nevarez v. Katavich to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
    On December  Russell Babcock argued the case of Nevarez v  Katavich  (12-56058) to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena.   To Listen to the Entire Oral argument, click here. Mr. Nevarez was convicted largely…
  • Nov 9

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo
    Al mismo tiempo que el gobierno federal ha reducido drásticamente las penas en casos de drogas y estupefacientes, los votantes de California han hecho lo mismo para casos de drogas del estado. Los votantes de California aprobaron por…
Rank this Week: 2039

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1491

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Tip # 751: Listen to Your Lawyer

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Tip # 751: Listen to Your Lawyer
    Whether you've hired a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, or you've had one appointed to you by the court, it is always a good idea to listen to the advice of your criminal defense lawyer. I've been a Jacksonville criminal defense...
  • Dec 7

    Florida Drug Crime Sentences Increase Nearly 200% Since 1990

    Florida Drug Crime Sentences Increase Nearly 200% Since 1990
    Non-violent drug offenders in Jacksonville and throughout Florida are being sentenced to much higher prison terms than before. I've witnessed this first hand as a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer. According to a recent study cited by…
  • Dec 7

    Florida Drug Crime Sentences Increase Nearly 200% Since 1990

    Florida Drug Crime Sentences Increase Nearly 200% Since 1990
    Non-violent drug offenders in Jacksonville and throughout Florida are being sentenced to much higher prison terms than before. I've witnessed this first hand as a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer. According to a recent study cited by…
Rank this Week: 1149

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

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

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Commencement of Counsel Upon Requests on Behalf of Indigents Being Questioned by Police

    Commencement of Counsel Upon Requests on Behalf of Indigents Being Questioned by Police
    by  Jill Paperno, Esq., author of  Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseAnd justice for all!During a week when many of us are questioning the criminal justice system's handling of cases, I wanted…
  • Dec 10

    What does a Mandate and Remand for…

    What does a Mandate and Remand for Re-Sentencing from the Second Circuit really mean? It happens occasionally. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals issues a Summary Order affirming the judgment of conviction and remanding the matter for…
  • Dec 7

    What Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion In the Context of an Anonymous Tip

    What Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion In the Context of an Anonymous Tip
    byJame Eckert, Esq.Assistant Monroe County Public Defender In People v Argryris ( _NY3d_, 2014 NY Slip Op 08220, 2014 WL 6633480 [ 11/25/14]), the Court of Appeals rendered a simple four-judge Memorandum decision on the issue of what…
Rank this Week: 1193

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Dec 13

    Morris County Fraud Lawyer

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

    Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyer

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

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    New Jersey Civil Service Appeals Our New Jersey Civil Service appeals will fight for you against the NJ Civil Service Commission and local service appeals. We can help fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers and employees of all…
Rank this Week: 1333

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

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

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

    Can you film the police? Know your rights!

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

    How to Avoid Getting a DWI During the Holidays in Houston

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

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking
    It’s often said that we live in an era of unprecedented technological advances. In no area is this more apparent than in the field of telecommunications. What a person can now do with say, an iPhone was simply unimaginable even just a…
Rank this Week: 1722

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

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

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

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

    Do You Need An Attorney For Methamphetamine Charges?

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

    The IRS, A Mexican Restaurant and A Seized Bank Account

    The IRS, A Mexican Restaurant and A Seized Bank Account
    Last week the New York Times (followed by the Des Moines Register) ran a story about Carole Hinders and her 38 year-old Mexican restaurant, Mrs. Lady’s, in Arnolds Park, Iowa.  In May of 2013 Hinders was visited by two IRS agents…
Rank this Week: 1386

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

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

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA

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

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

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

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready
    USCIS will accept H1B Visa petitions starting from April 1st of 2015. We recommend companies start planning now for recruitment and salary negotiations as early as December 1, 2014 for the government’s H-1B fiscal year 2016. The H-1B…
Rank this Week: 1334

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Sarasota teen sets up high school prostitution ring

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

    Sealing or expunging your record

    Sealing or expunging your record
    People make mistakes, and sometimes we make mistakes that have consequences we are not able to comprehend or appreciate at the time frame. It does not matter if it was a minor drug crime or theft. However, the mistakes we made years ago…
Rank this Week: 1385

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS
     “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999. Or, if you want to get technical about it (and apparently I do), where a high school…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
Rank this Week: 1542

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1370

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Dec 8

    Meet the Private Investigator

    Meet the Private Investigator
    An Interview with Private Investigator David Hance After my last private investigator left to try his luck in reality television, I went on the hunt for someone new to help me conduct necessary investigations in my criminal and DUI cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer

    Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer
    Meet the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Lawyer Several years ago during what was later described as the "Economic Downturn", I went searching for ways to get new business with a minimum of expense. I was introduced to a business…
  • Nov 23

    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD

    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources NCADD
    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Resources To me the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) has been nothing more than the liaison between the court and the court ordered alcohol education program after my clients have been…
Rank this Week: 1685

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 8

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case
    Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States…
  • Oct 20

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver

    Alain Leibman’s Law360 Article About Justice Department’s Partial Retreat On Appeal Waiver
    Alain Leibman writes: We recently blogged here  and here about the DOJ’s blatant and increasingly harsh use of leverage against pleading defendants to force their waiver of important rights attendant to the sentencing and…
  • Sep 29

    Federal Prosecutors May No Longer Be Able To Demand Blanket Appeal Waiver

    Federal Prosecutors May No Longer Be Able To Demand Blanket Appeal Waiver
    Alain Leibman writes: Two weeks ago we posted here about a recent, fairly awful Third Circuit decision, United States v. Erwin, upholding boilerplate waiver-of-appeal clauses to the point of punishing a wayward appellant — who took…
Rank this Week: 1529

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Bill Mange. Covers Texas criminal defense.

http://www.criminal-attorney-austin-texas.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    How Are Grand Jurors Selected

    How Are Grand Jurors Selected
    Recent Grand Jury Decisions On August 9, 2014, Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri police department told Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson to walk on the sidewalk instead of down the middle of the street. From that…
  • Sep 25

    Your Silence Is Deafening Invoking Your 5th Amendment Right

    Your Silence Is Deafening Invoking Your 5th Amendment Right
    Once upon a time, if you wanted to invoke your right to remain silent, you didn’t have to be a lawyer to understand the 5th Amendment if you have watched any type of police TV shows, or movies. You just had to say nothing. Simple,right?…
  • Sep 17

    How To Calculate SWAP Time In Travis County Texa

    How To Calculate SWAP Time In Travis County Texa
    Lots of people hear about “SWAP time,” and probably wonder what it means. Let’s start here. Jail time is usually served (i.e., outside of the SWAP program) at two days of credit for every one day served, when the time is…
Rank this Week: 1384

Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    FIU Cross-Examination Seminar

    FIU Cross-Examination Seminar
    On Friday, December 12, 2014, I will be teaching a seminar on cross-examination at the FIU Law School. The seminar has been organized by H.T. Smith and Scott Fingerhut. I have attached the materials I drafted for the seminar.
  • Dec 5

    Carr & Emory

    Carr & Emory
    I recently was a judge in the UM moot court competition. While walking down the corridor to the faculty lounge I noticed a the class picture of the first graduating class in 1929 and was jolted to see a very young Henry R. Carr. His…
  • Nov 18

    Ted Olson

    Ted Olson
    This past Sunday (11/16/14), I had the privilege of introducing Ted Olson for the first lecture panel at this year's Miami Book Fair. Ted and his wife Lady, along with two of the plaintiffs, Chris Perry and Sandy Stier, were on the panel. The…
Rank this Week: 1565

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2021

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1408

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/
  • Dec 3

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC

    San Diego DUI Sentencing Alternative: CPAC
    In San Diego criminal courts, the judge sentences DUI defendants.  For first time misdemeanor drunk driving offenders, that sentence usually does not include any jail time other than what was served at the time of the arrest.  As…
  • Oct 31

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?
    San Diego residents often call me for their free phone consultation after being charged with their first drunk driving offense. At the end of the call, the person often says, “I have been talking to my friends and I just don’t…
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
Rank this Week: 1957

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: 1171

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?
    It’s not like drinking, is it? After all, you don’t feel out of control, you’re perfectly able to walk and—depending on your substance of choice—your head may actually be clearer than it is when you’re…
  • Nov 25

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?
    Busted! Not a word you want to hear, but one that can happen very easily if you’re caught buying alcohol for someone under age—even if you didn’t realize they were under age. So, in all good faith you picked up a purchase…
  • Nov 21

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?
    Texas laws are sneaky. Yes, it’s legal for a passenger to drink in your car—as long as it isn’t alcohol. Yes, it’s legal for him to drink alcohol as long as your car is a taxi (and, presumably, you’re a…
Rank this Week: 1212

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted
    Back in the early 1970’s, during the Nixon era, a new phrase became commonplace in the United States. The War on Drugs was the phrase, and while the idea to combat the sale and use of illegal drugs may have seemed like a good one, it…
  • Nov 13

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego
    A three car pileup occurred last night around the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue in Escondido. According to police, a black truck driving around 9p.m. crashed into a silver sedan; makes and models of the vehicles aren’t released.…
  • Nov 11

    Former Mayor Of Murietta Being Sued For DUI – San Diego

    Former Mayor Of Murietta Being Sued For DUI – San Diego
    Alan Long was re-elected into the Murrieta city council last week after choosing to step down from his position as mayor. A type of scandal erupted when Long was caught driving under the influence (DUI) and mishandling his pickup truck,…
Rank this Week: 1144

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Dec 1

    4 busted in Reno burglary sting

    4 busted in Reno burglary sting
    Last week four men in their early-to-mid twenties were arrested for their part in a burglary-ring in Reno. This ring allegedly carried out at least 100 burglaries of homes and cars within the past month. These arrests followed an…
  • Nov 22

    Guilty verdict for man accused of killing 7-year-old in Las Vegas.

    Guilty verdict for man accused of killing 7-year-old in Las Vegas.
    On Friday 36-year-old Markiece Palmer was convicted by a Las Vegas jury of murdering a 7-year-old child. In addition, Palmer was found guilty of two counts of abusing the victim, who was Palmer's wife's son. The victim's 2012 death was…
  • Nov 17

    Las Vegas gambler sentenced for cheating in California

    Las Vegas gambler sentenced for cheating in California
    This past Wednesday famous Las Vegas gambler Anargyros Karabourniotis (a.k.a. Archie Karas) was sentenced to three years probation in El Cajon Superio Court for cheating at gambling. Calling himself the "king of gamblers," Karabourniotis had…
Rank this Week: 1760

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/
  • Nov 25

    A mini-symposium: The tenth anniversary of Crawford

    A mini-symposium: The tenth anniversary of Crawford
    This year marks the tenth anniversary of Crawford v. Washington.  To mark the occasion, First Impressions, the online publication of the Michigan Law Review, has published a mini-symposium, with longer essays by George Fisher of Stanford…
  • Nov 25

    Top side briefs and joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark

    Top side briefs and joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark
    Here are links to the top-side briefs and the joint appendix in Ohio v. Clark.First, the main brief of the petitioner, the State of Ohio.Next, the joint appendix.And now the amici:The United StatesDomestic Violence Legal Empowerment &…
  • Oct 27

    The Child Quasi-Witne

    The Child Quasi-Witne
    As it happens, Steve Ceci, a noted developmental psychologist at Cornell, and I have drafted an article, to be published in a few months in the University of Chicago Law Review, that uses the Clark case as a touchstone for presenting our…
Rank this Week: 1640

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Published by Jason R. Antoine.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1162

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Nov 18

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?
    If you are going through a dissolution, it will be handled by the Family Law Court. This court is very different from the criminal court. The laws are different, procedures are different, and the Judges are different. If you are going through…
  • Oct 28

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense
    When you have been arrested on suspicion of having committed a criminal offense, you will be issued a citation. The citation will contain the date in which you have to appear in court, the courthouse, the law that you have violated, and…
  • Oct 17

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?

    What are the Elements of a Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Charge in the South Bay?
     California Penal Code §647 defines several different scenarios in which a person may be charged with lewd or lascivious conduct. One of the most common scenarios in which many of our clients find themselves, is when they are…
Rank this Week: 1611

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition

    Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition
    And, after a really long break, we're back. Apologies. This day job has been very busy lately. And, of course, if you ever find yourself jonesing for my writing, you can always check out my stuff on Above the Law. You saw our guest post on…
  • Nov 14

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor

    The D.C. Circuit Makes It Harder to Prosecute Someone For Enticing A Minor
    Editor's Note - We've never had a guest post before, and normally I give a blanket no to a request for one. But, Assistant Federal Public Defender extraordinaire Jon Jeffress wrote a great piece about the D.C. Circuit's recent decision in…
  • Oct 4

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case

    The Government Gets Slapped Back to District Court in a Fake Stash House Robbery Case
    Fake stash house robbery cases are an embarrassment to a civilized society. Here's what happens. An undercover ATF agent finds a guy and does some deals with him. He then tells the guy he knows of a stash house where there are a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1736

Houston DWI Law Blog

Houston DWI Law Blog

Covers Houston DWI laws and the implications of a DWI on your record. By Johnson Johnson & Baer.

http://www.houstondwilawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol
    A Hartford, Connecticut woman recently died after her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment and killed her. Before the ex-boyfriend came over, police said that he smoked crack cocaine and drank alcohol. The man then went to her the woman’s…
  • Nov 6

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident
    A Chandler grandmother has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter during a car accident in July. The accident occurred a few miles outside of the Tyler city limits around…
  • Feb 14

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued
    Who is Liable, the seller or the drinker? Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub is being sued again following the death of Robert Wilhite’s 2011 death.  Wilhite’s family is accusing the pub of over-serving alcoholic beverages to…
Rank this Week: 1274

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/
Rank this Week: 1883

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Nov 12

    Hey Austin- Did you know it's already illegal to text while driving?

    Hey Austin- Did you know it's already illegal to text while driving?
    NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IN AUSTIN, TX!! This post is coming to you as a public service message if you should be coming into beautiful Austin for our Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Formula One races, South by Southwest, or perhaps a…
  • Feb 5

    The Smell of Weed is Probable Cause- and why that's a problem

    The Smell of Weed is Probable Cause- and why that's a problem
    Chesapeake (VA) police officer, Barrett Ring, claims that he can come up behind cars, open his vent and smell burnt marijuana coming from the car in front of him. Testimony from preliminary hearing transcript: Public defender Atty Matt…
  • Jan 16

    What are jurors really thinking in a trial?

    What are jurors really thinking in a trial?
    Well it's been a while, but it took humor to break me out of the blog doldrums I was in.  Cheers to humor, we don't get enough of that in this business.  Don't get me wrong, criminal lawyers do have a sense of humor.  But it's…
Rank this Week: 1165

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children
    Three Southern California children out trick or treating on Halloween lost their lives in a tragic collision. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Santa Ana. All three girls were just 13 years old. The accident happened at just about…
  • Oct 29

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day as they work hard to protect and serve their respective areas, but the knowledge that their job is dangerous does not make the loss of an officer any less tragic....
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
Rank this Week: 1684

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Oct 26

    Defendant Asserts that Presumption Under 165.15 is Unconstitutional

    Defendant Asserts that Presumption Under 165.15 is Unconstitutional
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that according to the records, the offender, indicted for the crimes of grand larceny in the second degree (six counts), grand larceny in the third degree (three counts), petit larceny (one count), criminal…
  • Oct 26

    Defendant Asserts that the Plaintiff's Complaint is Facially Insufficient

    Defendant Asserts that the Plaintiff's Complaint is Facially Insufficient
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that from the records, in a Criminal Court Complaint, the People assert that a Police Officer observed the offenders at the Subway station. The officer allegedly watched the offenders "acting in concert"…
  • Oct 26

    Court Discusses Elements of Petit Larceny

    Court Discusses Elements of Petit Larceny
    From the records, in a Criminal Court Complaint, the People assert that a Police Officer observed the offenders at the Subway station. The officer allegedly watched the offenders "acting in concert" receive United States currency from four…
Rank this Week: 1806

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
Rank this Week: 1395

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Covers criminal defense cases. By Anderson & Wooditch, PC.

http://www.pnalaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Oct 19

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate
    Even if you have been convicted of a crime, it is important you know that all inmates have rights and to know and understand what those rights are. As your Arlington, VA defense lawyer, it is important I arm anyone I defend or may defend as…
  • Oct 10

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing
    Many people have heard of grand jury hearings, but most are not sure what grand jury hearings actually entail. Understanding who is involved and what occurs in a grand jury hearing can help you if you are the subject of one or otherwise…
  • Oct 3

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
    In many cases, rape and sexual assault may refer to the same or similar acts. However, this is not always the case. As a Virginia defense lawyer, it is crucial we help our clients understand what charges they are faced with so we can develop…
Rank this Week: 1768

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Oct 17

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day
    On October 9, 2014, I helped three clients get reductio […] The post Three Great Traffic Results in One Day appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 1782

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 1926

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • Oct 14

    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline…

    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 Bo Kalabus was named a Texas Super Lawyer for the third year in a row. See Bo’s Profile here.The post appeared first…
  • Oct 8

    First “McNeely” case argued before the 5th Court of Appeals in Dalla

    First “McNeely” case argued before the 5th Court of Appeals in Dalla
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline; Office: 972-562-7549 bo@kalabuslaw.com; www.rosenthalwadas.com; www.kalabuslaw.com I participated in oral arguments today before the 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas on a case regarding the…
  • Apr 6

    Recent Case Win—Dismissal on Theft Case by Bo Kalabu

    Recent Case Win—Dismissal on Theft Case by Bo Kalabu
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline; Office: 972-562-7549 bo@kalabuslaw.com; www.rosenthalwadas.com; www.kalabuslaw.com The client was charged for the offense of theft under $50.  The charge, based on the facts of the case, was…
Rank this Week: 1864

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • Oct 12

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!
    Our office recently received a telephone call from a woman who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut and was looking to have our CT personal injury lawyers represent her. She advised me that she was a passenger in…
  • Oct 5

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie
    Our Connecticut dog bite attorneys have decades of experience in representing dog bite victims and their family members. The injuries sustained by the people that contact us are quite varied and range from puncture wounds, to ripping or…
  • May 13

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident
    Many times our CT accident attorneys and injury lawyers are contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another and are looking to get answers to the great many questions which they have before them. The bulk of these…
Rank this Week: 2003