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East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

Covers criminal law and drunk driving. By Jeremy J. Richey.

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Aug 27

    Douglas County Courthouse

    Douglas County Courthouse
    Address The address of the Douglas County Courthouse is 401 South Center Street, Tuscola, IL 61953.   Visitors must pass through security when entering the courthouse. Courtroom “1? is located on the third floor of the courthouse.  There…
  • Jul 28

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
Rank this Week: 4322

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Dec 18

    MAINE COPS DRAW BLOOD

    MAINE COPS DRAW BLOOD
    MAINE COPS DRAW BLOOD Posted by Edmund R. Folsom December 18, 2015   Sometimes average people have no idea what’s going on in the world of law enforcement. For instance, a number of people have told me over time that they thought…
  • Dec 4

    OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL.

    OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL.
    OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom Date:  December 4, 2015 This follows up my earlier post, “A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine?” located here: …
  • Nov 18

    MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS AND FIREARMS POSSESSION

    MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS AND FIREARMS POSSESSION
    MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS AND FIREARMS POSSESSION* Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  November 18, 2015 Recent Maine legislation, LD 600, effective 10/15/2015, creates new prohibitions on possession of firearms by those…
Rank this Week: 3672

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

Covers criminal law and its process. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Medical Marijuana Distribution Law Suit

    Medical Marijuana Distribution Law Suit
    An East-side lawyer that owns a medical marijuana distribution or transfer center -the lawyer refuses to call his business a dispensary- filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court on Monday. The complaint alleges the…
  • Aug 13

    Judge's Aggressive Questioning Results in New Trial

    Judge's Aggressive Questioning Results in New Trial
    Jackson Circuit Judge John McBainA defendant in Jackson County was tried for murder in the 2010 death of his 3-month old son. The prosecutor's theory was that the father caused his infant son's death by shaking him or throwing him against a…
  • Aug 5

    Sentencing Guidelines Abandoned as Unconstitutional

    Sentencing Guidelines Abandoned as Unconstitutional
    Lockridge with Attorney Jerry SabbotaLong-challenged in other states and repeatedly addressed at the SCOTUS, the Michigan Supreme Court finally abandoned the state legislature's attempt at a mandatory indeterminate sentencing scheme in favor…
Rank this Week: 4863

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Engel: “Good News for motorists” in Speed Camera Case

    Engel: “Good News for motorists” in Speed Camera Case
    “The good news for the motorists is that the judge already issued a ruling that the ordinance was unconstitutional,” attorney Josh Engel said. “We can proceed in the case as a class action and we can attempt to…
  • Feb 4

    Academics: UC Violates Due Process Rights of Student

    Academics: UC Violates Due Process Rights of Student
    An academic blog has highlighted a recent due process case brought by Engel and Martin, LLC against the University of Cincinnati. KC Johnson, a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, wrote on Academic…
  • Feb 1

    Appeals Court Affirms New Miami Speed Camera Decision

    Appeals Court Affirms New Miami Speed Camera Decision
    An Ohio Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision in the New Miami Speed Camera case. New Miami operates an automated enforcement program, or speed camera program. Motorists in the village who allegedly exceed the speed limit were mailed…
Rank this Week: 2456

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jan 20

    The USDOJ and MSHA

    The USDOJ and MSHA
    On December 17, 2015, the United States Department of Labor and the USDOJ entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that details worker safety issues that could lead to criminal prosecutions under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of…
  • Dec 31

    The Trend Continue

    The Trend Continue
    The USEPA recently published its 2015 enforcement statistics for fiscal year 2015. See http://www.epa.gov/enforcement/enforcement-annual-results-fiscal-year-fy-2015. The USEPA enforcement actions resulted in a total of $404,000,000.00 in…
  • Dec 21

    Worker Endangerment Takes a Criminal Leap

    Worker Endangerment Takes a Criminal Leap
    On December 17, 2015, the USDOJ issued its memorandum to the numerous United States Attorneys’ Office announcing its new initiative for OSHA to increase the number of criminal charges in worker endangerment and worker safety. While the…
Rank this Week: 2701

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    Will my Charge Appear on My Criminal Record?

    Will my Charge Appear on My Criminal Record?
    This is always one of the first questions people have and rightfully so. Having a conviction appear on your criminal history can create huge issues for employment, travel, and immigration (just to name a few). The answer will depend on…
  • May 22

    Arrested in Belmar New Jersey, You may want to Consider Hiring a Lawyer

    Arrested in Belmar New Jersey, You may want to Consider Hiring a Lawyer
    I am a Criminal and DWI defense Lawyer who has successfully represented Jersey Shore clients for years Continue reading →
  • Mar 30

    Governor Conditionally Vetoes Bill Changing DWI Sentencing

    Governor Conditionally Vetoes Bill Changing DWI Sentencing
    The Governor returned a bill to the Senate which would have drastically changed DWI sentencing in New Jersey if passed. The Bill called for, inter alia, the imposition of an ignition interlock system in lieu of license suspension for first…
Rank this Week: 4156

Eyewitness Identification Reform…

Eyewitness Identification Reform Blog

Covers faulty eyewitness identifications in the American criminal justice system.

http://eyeid.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina
    It’s been a long time since I’ve checked in here, but I have some news that I thought was worth sharing to those who found my past work here of interest: my family and I are moving to North Carolina in the next month, and I’ll be…
  • Mar 31

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina

    Relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina
    It’s been a long time since I’ve checked in here, but I have some news that I thought was worth sharing to those who found my past work here of interest: my family and I are moving to North Carolina in the next month, and I’ll be…
  • Jan 7

    EyeID Blog Says Farewell

    EyeID Blog Says Farewell
    You may have noticed that this blog has been dormant for some time, and for a collection of reasons I am going to go ahead and put it to rest until further notice. Thanks to all who have been in touch and contributed to the dialogue for its…
Rank this Week: 1990

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

Covers arrests, prosecutions, and news relating to: criminal court cases, scientific evidence, eyewitness evidence, exonerated convicts, innocence, injustice, and the law enforcement system's general resistance to science. By David A. Harris.

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3595

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 67

Fairfax, Virginia Criminal &…

Fairfax, Virginia Criminal & Traffic Defense Law Blog

Covers court opinions and legal news concerning criminal and traffic defense matters in Northern Virginia. By Manikas Law LLC.

http://www.manikaslawblog.com
  • Mar 20

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue
    Virginia Legislature to give sex crime victims up to 20 years to sue.
  • Jan 20

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue
    The Virginia Legislature has proposed a bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse to sue the perpetrator (or the organization that employed the perpetrator) for up to 20 years after the abuse occurred. This would increase the limit…
  • Oct 21

    What is a Reckless Driving Summons?

    What is a Reckless Driving Summons?
    When a person is stopped for reckless driving in Fairfax, Virginia, an officer has the discretion to issue a summons in lieu of arresting the person. In reckless driving cases, drivers are generally released on a summons.
Rank this Week: 4790

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: 3250

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 310

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and…

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and Procedures in Dayton, Ohio

Covers DUI / DWI and other criminal defense issues. By L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, L.P.A. Co.

http://www.patrickmulligan.com/faqs/
  • Jun 13

    What Will Happen If You Are Arrested For Soliciting A Prostitute?

    What Will Happen If You Are Arrested For Soliciting A Prostitute?
    If you are arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute, you will most likely be taken to the County Jail. Once you arrive at the jail, you will be given a bond and you will not be able to leave the jail until the bond is posted. This usually…
  • Jun 13

    What Is The Difference Between Rape And Sexual Battery?

    What Is The Difference Between Rape And Sexual Battery?
    There are multiple ways to be charged with Rape but most of them include forcing someone to participate in sexual conduct. There are also multiple ways to be charged with Sexual Battery, however, they typically include consensual sexual…
  • Jun 13

    Do Judges Have Any Discretion When It Comes To Sentencing For Rape?

    Do Judges Have Any Discretion When It Comes To Sentencing For Rape?
    There are many different factors in a rape case that determine how much discretion the judge will have for sentencing. For example, the age of the victim, if physical harm was involved, if a date rape drug was used, etc. The worst sentence a…
Rank this Week: 3738

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 60

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 33

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalcriminallawblog.com/
  • May 15

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability

    Limits on Federal Drug Conspiracy Liability
    Earlier this week, the Second Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Dickerson, vacating a federal drug conspiracy conviction. In so doing, the Court of Appeals affirmed important limitations on the scope of conspiratorial…
  • Dec 29

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune
    Criminal defense lawyers are seldom satisfied. Perhaps it’s the law and the rules that govern the work we do, which, generally, are not defendant-friendly. Or perhaps it’s our nature, to be always seeking more for those we…
  • Sep 26

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision
    Following news of Attorney General Eric Holder’s intention “to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed” comes a story today from Joe Palazzolo at the Wall Street Journal that next week the Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2308

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Covers federal crimes, sentencing guidelines, and procedure. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Oct 19

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft
    Getting arrested for retail theft can have serious consequences on someone’s future. If someone is caught committing retail theft, they will typically be approached by a loss prevention specialist or an agent of the store after they…
  • Oct 5

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law
    Getting arrested for a DUI can be a scary ordeal. In most cases, a driver is driving late at night and suddenly pulled over for a traffic violation. Once the police officer approaches the vehicle and detects even a slight odor of an alcoholic…
  • Dec 22

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law
    While driving under the influence is a misdemeanor offense, the consequences may be more serious than a felony. This is because a conviction has additional penalties not seen for other crimes. A conviction for DUI results in a revoked…
Rank this Week: 4647

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 361

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalprisonblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Devaluing Human Dignity

    Devaluing Human Dignity
    I have written before about the Bureau of Prisons’ atrocious performance serving as gatekeeper for “compassionate release” motions under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1) (and Guideline Section 1B1.13). Sadly, matters have…
  • Jan 4

    Understanding RDAP

    Understanding RDAP
    Last May, I had the pleasure of presenting via a webinar sponsored by the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys: Understanding the BOP’s 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). That program, which runs more than an…
  • Oct 5

    Lockdown on Rikers—New Book

    Lockdown on Rikers—New Book
    The use of solitary confinement by corrections systems, including the Bureau of Prisons, has drawn increasing scrutiny in recent years (see, for example, here and here). In this regard, Mary Buser, a former Assistant Unit Chief in the Mental…
Rank this Week: 2911

Fight 'Em 'Til We Can't

Fight 'Em 'Til We Can't

A Montana criminal defense blog.

http://mtcrimlaw.com
  • Dec 14

    Just because there’s a body, that doesn’t mean there’s a crime.

    Just because there’s a body, that doesn’t mean there’s a crime.
    Kudos to law enforcement officials in Yellowstone County who decided to release Daisy Rae Morast today. Morast had been held in the county jail since Saturday for the stabbing death of her husband, Jason Morast. Today, Billings police Sgt.…
  • Jul 1

    The Sweet Sound of “Not Guilty”

    The Sweet Sound of “Not Guilty”
    I saw a jury deliver a “Not Guilty” verdict today. I had nothing to do with the case but it was still an exhilarating moment. There’s nothing quite like that tension, anxiety, and fear in those moments when the judge asks the jury if…
  • Sep 21

    Woman finds ‘Goldilocks’ snoring in her son’s bed

    Woman finds ‘Goldilocks’ snoring in her son’s bed
    Judge Susan Watters set bail at $5,000 after rejecting a request that he be released without bail. Public defender Richard Phillips, who made the request, said Mullins had been receiving mental-health counseling. @.
Rank this Week: 1337

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridaabogadocriminal.com/
  • Feb 1

    Asistente de Alguacil en Florida Acusada de Vender Marihuana

    Asistente de Alguacil en Florida Acusada de Vender Marihuana
    Las autoridades arrestaron recientemente a una asistente de alguacil de Florida por su supuesto papel en un negocio de venta de marihuana después de una investigación que llevó un mes. Según la Oficina del Alguacil…
  • Jan 25

    Dos Residentes del Condado de Hernando Acusados de Fabricar Metanfetaminas Delante de Menor de Edad

    Dos Residentes del Condado de Hernando Acusados de Fabricar Metanfetaminas Delante de Menor de Edad
    Dos residentes de Hernando han sido acusados de fabricar metanfetaminas frente a un menor de edad. El miércoles por la mañana se llevó a cabo una orden de registro en una casa marcada con el 3900 de Withlacoochee Trail, y…
  • Jan 19

    Se Establecen Nuevas Condiciones de Clemencia

    Se Establecen Nuevas Condiciones de Clemencia
    El Departamento de Justicia anunció recientemente nuevos reglamentos que harán potencialmente elegibles a miles de presos para obtener indultos presidenciales, incluyendo la exigencia de que los candidatos deben haber cumplido…
Rank this Week: 2467

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/
  • Feb 8

    Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student

    Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student
    A Pasco County Schools substitute teacher was arrested Tuesday for having sex with a 15-year-old girl. According to an arrest report, the 20-year-old Spring Hill man, engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with the girl from July to…
  • Feb 2

    Federal Jury Finds Cruise Ship Employee Guilty Of Smuggling Cocaine Into The United State

    Federal Jury Finds Cruise Ship Employee Guilty Of Smuggling Cocaine Into The United State
    A federal jury recently found a 23-year-old cruise ship employee guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. He…
  • Feb 1

    Spring Hill Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement

    Spring Hill Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement
    A 38-year-old Spring Hill man pleaded guilty to making a false statement in an application to obtain a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan earlier this month. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in…
Rank this Week: 316

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 258

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    The Best Thing About ‘Making A Murderer’

    The Best Thing About ‘Making A Murderer’
    This isn’t an article about whether the two men featured in the documentary, ‘Making a Murderer’ are guilty or innocent. While I do have strong feelings concerning the handling of the criminal cases of both Steven Avery and…
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Provides Relief To Teens Given Life Sentence

    Supreme Court Provides Relief To Teens Given Life Sentence
    In a ruling handed down yesterday, The Supreme Court provided hope to many prison inmates who were sentenced as teenagers to mandatory life in prison without parole. They will now be given the opportunity to argue why they should be released…
  • Jan 15

    Florida Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional

    Florida Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional
    This ruling is epic! The United States Supreme Court ruled this week that Florida’s death penalty law is unconstitutional. The highest court in the land found, amongst other things, that Florida courts were violating defendants’…
Rank this Week: 2122

Florida Criminal Justice

Florida Criminal Justice

Discusses crime in the news, how the judicial system works (or fails) and criminal law, By Antonio Jimenez.

http://floridacriminaljustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 2

    Crime Is Down In Florida

    Crime Is Down In Florida
    Crime down statewide in first half of 2012, FDLE stats show.The semi-annual crime statistics report came out today showing the crime is at the lowest levels in 41 years. The report is released twice a year and annually by the Florida…
  • Oct 29

    Death Penalty in Florida

    Death Penalty in Florida
             In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 153 (1972) that the death penalty, as it was at the time being applied, was cruel and unusual punishment because it was very arbitrary. In…
  • Oct 24

    Wayne Treacy Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

    Wayne Treacy Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison
    Wayne Treacy, the teenager that beat Josie Lou Ratley over a text message she sent him, was sentenced to 20 years in prison today.
Rank this Week: 3665

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou
    Florida judges have a special authority vested upon them to “withhold adjudication” in a criminal matter pursuant to Fla. Stat. §948.01. This means that the person who enters a plea of "no contest" or guilty plea to a felony…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
Rank this Week: 1998

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Miami drug, domestic violence, and sex crime news. By the Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas.

http://www.floridacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death
    In a move that is becoming increasingly common, individuals who provide controlled substances to people who later die as a direct result of abusing those drugs are being held criminally responsible for those deaths. Our Miami defense lawyers…
  • Jun 3

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule
    If you are arrested in Miami for a felony or certain types of serious crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police have a right to forcibly withdraw a sample of your DNA. It doesn't matter that you haven't been convicted. It doesn't…
  • May 28

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest
    Two Florida teenagers engaged in consensual sex. This happens every single day, and no one hardly bats an eye. But in this case, our Miami criminal defense lawyers understand, the two teens are both female. While some might find that…
Rank this Week: 3087

Florida Law and the Criminal…

Florida Law and the Criminal Justice System

Covers Florida and federal criminal law topics. By Richard Hornsby.

http://blog.richardhornsby.com
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 1

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read
    Because of some erroneous Tweeting going on in the Twitterverse, I keep receiving the following two recurring questions regarding George Zimmerman’s case: Is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child an available lesser offense; and Does the…
Rank this Week: 4859

Florida Law Updates

Florida Law Updates

Summaries of Florida criminal law cases. By Roger P. Foley.

http://wedefend.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Juvenile Crimes in

    Juvenile Crimes in
    Juvenile Crimes in West Palm Beach and Fort LauderdaleArrested for Possession of Marijuana in Fort Lauderdale?  Arrested for Possession of Marijuana in West Palm Beach?  Know Your Legal Rights When Dealing With Police in Florida.Can the…
  • Mar 25

    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida

    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida
    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida is a Felony Crime.   If you are arrested for the crime of Resisting an Officer With Violence in South Florida you should contact Criminal Lawyer Roger P. Foley.Mr. Foley has offices in…
  • Mar 18

    Diversion Program Issue

    Diversion Program Issue
    “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark TwainI have often wondered why some people take the time to find the right criminal attorney to represent them, sign paperwork, pay them, etc., and then feel the…
Rank this Week: 4048

For the Defense

For the Defense

Covers criminal law. By John M. Kaman.

http://sfcriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Why We Don't Have the Greatest System in the World

    Why We Don't Have the Greatest System in the World
    Anyone who has served on a jury has heard a speech from a judge about our criminal justice system is the greatest in the world because the citizens participate and act as finders of fact.  The judge doesn't distinguish our system from…
  • Dec 4

    THE AVVO SCAMOver the last 5 or 6 years…

    THE AVVO SCAMOver the last 5 or 6 years Avvo has succeeded in convincing consumers that attorneys graded highly by Avvo will give them free help and advice.  Of course many of us regularly answer legal questions in our field so the…
  • Aug 16

    CARRIE E. SKOLNICK: ROGUE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

    CARRIE E. SKOLNICK: ROGUE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
         If you ever encounter Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Carrie Skolnick you'll learn why she is a rogue DA.  A rogue is someone who doesn't follow the rules, bends the law in unjustified ways, and engages in…
Rank this Week: 1948

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection
    After reportedly plowing into seven vehicles at a Boynton Beach intersection, the driver of a pickup reportedly failed a number of field sobriety tests. He was arrested by police for DUI and driving on a suspended license.  James Dean…
  • Feb 1

    Broward Marijuana Citation Program to Launch

    Broward Marijuana Citation Program to Launch
    Broward County leaders are pressing ahead with lesser penalties for marijuana possession, plunking down $175,000 to launch a civil citation program and hire a coordinator who will steer it.  Previously, arrests for marijuana possession…
  • Jan 29

    New Broward Mental Health Diversion Off to Start, But a Slow One

    New Broward Mental Health Diversion Off to Start, But a Slow One
    Following a scathing report criticizing treatment of mentally ill defendants who languish sometimes for years in the criminal justice system (and six times longer than a person with comparable charges in regular court , the Broward State…
Rank this Week: 4412

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/
  • Feb 8

    Florida’s Death Penalty Sentencing System is Unconstitutional as per US Supreme Court Rule

    Florida’s Death Penalty Sentencing System is Unconstitutional as per US Supreme Court Rule
    The State of Florida has one of the highest death penalty rates in the country. This comes to no surprise as many of its citizens are some of the strongest proponents of capital punishment. However, the state is now facing a significant issue…
  • Sep 12

    Ban the Box | Ex-Felons and Employment

    Ban the Box | Ex-Felons and Employment
    “Ban the Box” is seeking for ex-felons to have the right to be employed. This is argued to be one of the most helpful ways to keep them from going back to prison. In fact, when authorities talk about unemployment among convicted…
  • Sep 8

    Revenge Porn Bill – A “Hardcore” Assessment of the Law

    Revenge Porn Bill – A “Hardcore” Assessment of the Law
    It may be time for scorned lovers living in Florida to back off from toying with the idea of posting on the Internet, evidence of their once-heated moments. That practice should completely be done away with as the state’s governor,…
Rank this Week: 2413

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Feb 6

    Can A Felony DUI Get Reduced To A Misdemeanor In Okaloosa County?

    Can A Felony DUI Get Reduced To A Misdemeanor In Okaloosa County?
    Accidents or Prior DUI’s Lead To Felony Charges In Florida, we have seen a push by prosecutors to enhance DUI charges. Any DUI related to a crash or accident, or property damage are being treated much more severely by the courts and…
  • Feb 2

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County
    Are DUI checkpoints legal in Florida? See “What To Do When Stopped For DUI In Okaloosa or Walton County, Florida DUI checkpoints have faced Constitutional scrutiny for many years. DUI checkpoint advocates suggest that they reduce…
  • Jan 27

    DUI Stops & Checkpoint Flyer For Cops In Florida

    DUI Stops & Checkpoint Flyer For Cops In Florida
    If you occasionally drink & drive, you really should have this checkpoint with you in your car or truck in case you are ever pulled over. Just hand it to the police officer. It can significantly help your attorney when it’s your day…
Rank this Week: 2256

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota law, federal law, international criminal law, criminal law, and trends.

http://fossumlaw.com/blog/blawg/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 4002

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota Law, federal law, criminal law, and international law.

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 3138

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice
    When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio made a point of talking about doing what was right and what was just. Based on these basic principles, our mayor-to-be promised to reform the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program and settle the Central Park Five…
  • Dec 6

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
  • Nov 8

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context
    That refusing to respond to questions does not justify an arrest for obstruction of governmental administration (OGA) has just been affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. It's sort of an important decision. Many of the routine civil…
Rank this Week: 1028

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Feb 8

    Don’t expect much this week

    Don’t expect much this week
    I had five major deadlines in a row. No. 4 was a brief finished at 9:45 last night after two weeks of work in one of the FBI withdrawn hair analysis cases from a 1979 conviction. With our state abstracting … Continue reading →
  • Feb 8

    CA1: Two computer tech’s searches were private searches; police called after first, but didn’t have enough

    CA1: Two computer tech’s searches were private searches; police called after first, but didn’t have enough
    Defendant took his computer for repair, and the repair guy encountered pictures of children that made him uncomfortable. He called the police and described them. The officer didn’t think that a crime occurred, and he said so. The…
  • Feb 8

    W.D.Mo.: General description of attacker here was a complete lack of PC for arrest

    W.D.Mo.: General description of attacker here was a complete lack of PC for arrest
    Defendant was searched incident to arrest for a rape. There, however, was a complete lack of probable cause for his arrest, and the search is suppressed. He was only the same general height and description of the attacker, and he ……
Rank this Week: 2447

Fraud, Phishing and Financial…

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds

Covers identity theft.

http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam
    Identity thieves seem to like to target the government. With April 15th, nearing, the news is awash with fraudsters using other people's identities to claim an earned income tax credit worth thousands of dollars. Of course, we should feel…
  • Jul 7

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information
    About a week ago, I was made aware of a fraud group operating from a Tampa, Florida number, who were calling people and using some pretty heavy-handed tactics to collect (steal) money. Interestingly enough, the person that let me know about…
  • Jan 2

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?
    For the past six months or so, this blog was put on hold. I could come up with a lot of excuses why it was put on hold -- such as increased workload and job responsibilities -- but I probably just needed a break from writing.Now that I am…
Rank this Week: 1500

Frequently Asked Questions about…

Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Criminal Defense

Answers federal criminal defense questions for northern Ohio residents. By Patituce & Associates LLC.

http://cleveland-federal-criminal-defense.com/frequently-asked-questions-2/
  • Apr 29

    What Are The Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

    What Are The Federal Sentencing Guidelines?
    In cases where the United States Government is accusing an individual of a crime there are two major factors that come into play when determining a sentence.  Sentences are impacted by federal sentencing statutes and by the federal…
  • Apr 18

    Will I be sent to prison if I am convicted of child pornography charges in federal court?

    Will I be sent to prison if I am convicted of child pornography charges in federal court?
    The short answer to the question of whether or not you will be sent to prison if you are convicted of child pornography charges in federal court is: most likely. These cases are handled in a very aggressive manner by the assistant United…
  • Aug 20

    Charged With Federal Child Pornography Charges In Violation of 18 USC 2252

    Charged With Federal Child Pornography Charges In Violation of 18 USC 2252
    One of the most devastating charges an individual can face in the federal justice system are child pornography charges.  Depending on which section of the code you are charged with you could face a minimum of 5, 10, 0r 15 years in…
Rank this Week: 3726

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

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

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
Rank this Week: 471

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

http://www.criminaldefenseduilawyer.com
  • May 29

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense
    Today’s Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defenses is about the breath tests and the many physiological factors that can affect their accuracy. A breath test is, without a doubt, the most defensible of all the DUI chemical tests. The most…
  • Apr 4

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI
    Today’s Orange County DUI Lawyer News involves another fatal DUI crash and the arrest of the driver for a drug DUI. According to The Orange County Register, a Garden Grove man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 559

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Te Deum

    Te Deum
    A friend sent a group of us a poem, "Te Deum" by Charles Reznicoff.Not because of victoriesI sing, having none, but for the common sunshine, the breeze, the largess of the spring.Not for victory but for the day's work done as well as I was…
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
  • Feb 2

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground
    It must be nice to have a slush fund.  Or you could think of it as not-so-petty cash.Turns out that Missouri pays cash for executions.  Chris McDaniel for Buzzfeed news:Shortly before each execution in Missouri, a high-ranking…
Rank this Week: 840

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida personal injury and criminal defense news.

http://www.garvinlegal.com/blog
  • Jun 2

    Florida Drivers Still Most Vulnerable in U.S.

    Florida Drivers Still Most Vulnerable in U.S.
    Unlike 48 of the other 50 states, Florida does not require its drivers to carry insurance that will pay for bodily injury caused by a negligent or reckless driver. According to a recent study done by the Insurance Information Institute,…
  • Oct 8

    Jeffrey R. Garvin Named Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”

    Jeffrey R. Garvin Named Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”
    FORT MYERS, Fla., October 3, 2012 – Florida Attorney Jeffrey R. Garvin of The Garvin Law Firm has been named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the Fort Myers / Naples…
  • Oct 5

    Changes to Florida PIP Insurance and Your Rights after a Traffic Accident

    Changes to Florida PIP Insurance and Your Rights after a Traffic Accident
    After years of effort (and plenty of money spread around Tallahassee by powerful lobbyists) the insurance industry has finally succeeded in limiting a motorist’s right to collect under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. As…
Rank this Week: 1449

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Jan 6

    My Interview Regarding Gun Control

    My Interview Regarding Gun Control
    Yesterday, I was interviewed by Zosha Millman regarding the Constitutionality of Obama’s proposed executive actions on gun control. She did a great job of explaining the proposals as well as the potential permanence of them and their…
  • Jan 2

    Why I (Sort of) Like Atlanta Municipal Court

    Why I (Sort of) Like Atlanta Municipal Court
    Picture it. It’s 7:30 in the morning. I’m downtown in Atlanta. It’s about to rain again. It’s the week between Christmas and New Years. I pull into a parking deck that I have to myself. And I walk over to court for…
  • Dec 10

    The Atlanta Federal Courthouse Should Retain its Name as The Russell Building

    The Atlanta Federal Courthouse Should Retain its Name as The Russell Building
    I have read two editorials in the Fulton Daily Report in the last week or so. The first was written by a Federal Defender who believes that the building should not be named after former Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell because of his legacy…
Rank this Week: 3826

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

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

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
  • Jan 12

    Mikell GA DDS v Hortenstine - Client pays for Attorney mistake for DUI license appeal

    Mikell GA DDS v Hortenstine - Client pays for Attorney mistake for DUI license appeal
    Georgia DUI Lawyer Mistakes Mikell (Georgia Department of Driver Services v. Hortenstine, A15A1576, Rev, November 17, 2015. Robert Mikell, Commissioner of the Department of Driver Services (hereinafter "Department") appealed from the Trial…
  • Dec 9

    State v Holt-50 minutes DUI investigative detention is not unreasonable

    State v Holt-50 minutes DUI investigative detention is not unreasonable
    State v. Holt, A15A1483, Reversed, November 17 2015. Jamie Sue Holt was arrested in Cherokee County, Georgia by the Georgia State Patrol after police spoke with her at a gas pump at a Kroger Gas Station while investigating another separate…
  • Dec 4

    Brown v State - more than 13 miles too far for independent test

    Brown v State - more than 13 miles too far for independent test
    Brown v. State, A15A1425, Affirmed (November 13, 2015). Raymond Brown was arrested for DUI in Lawrenceville, Georgia in Gwinnett County. Officer Long of the Lawrenceville Police Department stopped Brown after observing him drive erratically.…
Rank this Week: 3562