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Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • May 16

    State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000

    State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000
    Posted by: Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 16, 2015 State v. Tozier, The Intoxilizer 8000 & The HairFibber2000 In State v. Tozier, 2015 ME 57, Maine’s Law Court recently decided that the Confrontation Clause of the…
  • May 1

    OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE.

    OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE.
    Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  May 1, 2015 OUI & THC LEVEL- LOSING SIGHT OF THE CRIME’S PURPOSE. Here, I will spill a few words on the legislative effort to define the crime of OUI to include operating a motor vehicle with 5…
  • Apr 26

    RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

    RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  April 26, 2015 RODRIGUEZ AND THE DOGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Rodriguez v. United States.   These days, police…
Rank this Week: 3601

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient
    Justice Richard BernsteinYesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court, in one of Justice Richard Bernstein's first opinions, held that when a husband-wife medical marijuana operation is not conducted in strict accord with the Medical Marijuana Act,…
  • Oct 21

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention
    By:  Brent ScottSocial acceptance and decriminalization has equated to more people getting behind the wheel after they have consumed marijuana.  However, unlike alcohol, there is no standard measurement to determine whether someone…
  • Jul 28

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case
    By: Brent ScottIf you are of the opinion that our government is already too invasive (think PRISM – the clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched by the NSA back in 2007), you may not want to read any…
Rank this Week: 4842

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/
  • Jun 24

    USEPA Video

    USEPA Video
    The USEPA Criminal Enforcement Division has several videos that are available on the USEPA YouTube Channel. http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal-enforcement-videos The various videos are informative as to the various functions undertaken…
  • Jun 17

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie
    The USEPA does have set priorities for its enforcement programs. If you have ever wondered what they were, here are the current priorities, both nationally and for Region VI. The National Enforcement Initiatives are also the Office of…
  • Jun 12

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??
    One of the common RCRA criminal violations is the poor management practices surrounding the handling of hazardous waste containers. And one of the easiest to overlook is the storing of hazardous waste containers for over-ninety (90) days…
Rank this Week: 623

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
Rank this Week: 4047

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: 2682

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: 3517

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/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter
    The Supreme Court's historic ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right to marry for same-sex couples is cause for celebration and relief.  It shows what unrelenting activism and struggle can accomplish.  And it shows what…
  • Jun 19

    Racism Deserves A Remedy

    Racism Deserves A Remedy
    The American flag and the South Carolina state flag were lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol to honor the nine African Americans killed in what surely seems like a racially-motivated terrorist attack at Emanuel African Methodist…
  • Jun 17

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act
    Guest post by Tina DupuyIn the wake of the Duggar molestation scandal and now the quirky case of Rachel Dolezal, one thing is clear: We as a public don’t know what child abuse looks like. The CDC estimates that one in four American…
Rank this Week: 229

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: 4938

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: 3166

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 1056

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: 3665

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 206

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: 14

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: 2601

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: 4797

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: 919

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

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

    The BOP’s “Second-Class” System

    The BOP’s “Second-Class” System
    Over at Fusion.net, Cristina Costantini and Jorge Rivas offer a scathing critique of the Bureau of Prisons’ housing and management of non-U.S. citizens, which has largely been handed over to private prison corporations headed…
  • Nov 18

    Longstanding BOP “Crisis” a Top Justice Department Priority

    Longstanding BOP “Crisis” a Top Justice Department Priority
    Last week, Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent a memorandum to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General concerning “Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Justice.” The first identified…
  • Aug 15

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure
    OSHA has announced that its January 2014 investigation of FCI McDowell (WV) found that “correctional officers and other staff” there were exposed to “bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards.”…
Rank this Week: 2841

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: 583

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridaabogadocriminal.com/
Rank this Week: 1856

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/
  • Jun 25

    FDLE Arrests 42 Sex Offenders for Registration Violation

    FDLE Arrests 42 Sex Offenders for Registration Violation
    In a month and a half-long operation called “Summer Heat,” 42 sex offenders who violated registration laws were arrested. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released this statement: “Operation Summer Heat should send…
  • Jun 24

    St. Johns County Woman Charged with ID Fraud

    St. Johns County Woman Charged with ID Fraud
    A 44-year old Hastings woman was arrested Monday and charged with fraudulent use of personal identification information. St. Johns County detectives apparently began investigating the woman in March of this year when an Ohio woman reported…
  • Jun 18

    Retired Principal Gets 10 Years in Prison for Attempting to Have Sex with Teen

    Retired Principal Gets 10 Years in Prison for Attempting to Have Sex with Teen
    A retired school principal and 911 dispatcher was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday after admitting he tried to meet two teen boys for sex in Palm Beach County. The 64-year-old, who recently retired to Delray Beach from…
Rank this Week: 246

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: 162

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/
  • Jun 29

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?
    INTRODUCTION It has just been revealed that all six of the criminally charged Baltimore police officers, who were involved in the arrest of now deceased Freddie Gray, provided statements to law enforcement investigators. At the time of this…
  • Jun 22

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!
    This one really gets me. Two parents from Florida were arrested for felony child neglect. What did they do? Starve their child? Deprive their child of needed medical care? Leave the child abandoned on the streets for days with no food,…
  • Jun 12

    “To Blow Or Not To Blow”

    “To Blow Or Not To Blow”
    INTRODUCTION Having practiced criminal law for over two decades as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, there’s one question I get asked more than any other, “Should I blow?” Solely for those whose minds tend to…
Rank this Week: 924

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: 3597

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 31

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed
    Aggressive litigation by federal defense attorneys concerning over-zealous federal drug-war strategies resulted in federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Illinois, specifically Chicago, dismissing federal conspiracy charges these…
Rank this Week: 2670

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Approves Continued Use of Problematic Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Approves Continued Use of Problematic Execution Drug
    Yesterday, in the case of Glossip v. Gross, the United States Supreme Court ruled against three death row inmates who were seeking to prevent the use of a certain lethal injection drug that can cause excruciating pain. The majority opinion,…
  • Jun 25

    The 411 on Florida's Felony Murder Law

    The 411 on Florida's Felony Murder Law
    "Murder" is a widely used and commonly applied word, especially in discussion of high-profile criminal cases. Based on the popular understanding of the crime of murder, you might think that anyone charged with murder is simply facing the…
  • Jun 22

    South Florida Man Arrested After Advertising Marijuana on Craigslist

    South Florida Man Arrested After Advertising Marijuana on Craigslist
    As states across the country begin to legalize recreational pot use and permit medicinal use of marijuana, the Sunshine State refuses to alter -- and continues to enforce -- its seemingly draconian drug laws. As our West Palm Beach and…
Rank this Week: 4307

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: 2919

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: 975

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: 4472

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: 1004

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/
  • Jun 29

    Report: South Florida Communities May Lower Marijuana Possession Penaltie

    Report: South Florida Communities May Lower Marijuana Possession Penaltie
    A number of cities are weighing local proposals to reduce the penalties for low-level possession of marijuana. The measures would effectively decriminalize possessing the drug in small amounts for personal possession. So far, council…
  • Jun 27

    Hodgkins v. State - Florida Murder Conviction Overturned

    Hodgkins v. State - Florida Murder Conviction Overturned
    A man convicted of murder will soon be released after the Florida Supreme Court ordered the lower court to enter acquittal, upon finding DNA evidence of defendant's DNA under victim's fingernails was not enough proof of guilt. The court…
  • Jun 24

    Robbery Charges in Deerfield Beach for Drug Store Heist

    Robbery Charges in Deerfield Beach for Drug Store Heist
    Two men in Deerfield Beach are facing robbery charges after their purported plan to hold up a local pharmacy was foiled by a task force of law enforcement that included Palm Beach Sheriff's Office detectives, a violent crime task force,…
Rank this Week: 869

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/
  • May 9

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

    Police Roadside Stop Hell – Not so Fast says U.S. Supreme Court
    Intentionally Prolonged police traffic stops so they can wait for drug-sniffing dogs were a nice try but not kosher if you are following the United States Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court called a Foul for law enforcement to engage in…
  • Mar 30

    Justice System Punishment In The Toilet

    Justice System Punishment In The Toilet
     The Corrections system is Broken. Mandatory Minimum Sentences are a bad idea. Total Incarceration does not work. – So Says Two U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Two United States Supreme Court Justices, Stephen Breyer and Anthony…
  • Mar 5

    People v. LaValle

    People v. LaValle
    People v. LaValle | Facts of the Case Background On Sunday, May 31st 1997, Cynthia Quinn while taking her morning jog, allegedly found Stephen LaValle urinating by the side of the road and yelled at him. This action completely angered LaValle…
Rank this Week: 1815

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/
  • Jun 24

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For Kidnapping in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Statute 787.01 defines kidnapping as a person without legal authority, to forcibly, secretly or by threat, confine,…
  • Jun 16

    Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For Stalking in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Law defines stalking (Fla. Stat. §784.048(2)) as engaging in a course of conduct, such as willfully, maliciously and…
  • Jun 4

    Aggravated Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Aggravated Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For Aggravated Stalking Arrest in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Law defines aggravated stalking (§784.048(3)) as willfully, maliciously and repeatedly following, harassing or…
Rank this Week: 1429

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: 3008

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: 3887

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
  • May 20

    Judges Are People Too

    Judges Are People Too
    The NY Times yesterday ran a story about how federal judges sitting in the Southern District of New York often seek each other's counsel. First thought: well yeah, of course they do, this isn't news. Second thought: we know so little about…
  • May 17

    Freddie Gray: the Beat Goes On

    Freddie Gray: the Beat Goes On
    I drafted the following post a few weeks ago. Work commitments and other matters commandeered my schedule, and I never got around to pressing the publish button. In this short interlude, "Baltimore" has faded as a national story, which sort…
  • Apr 20

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited

    Garner GJ Appeal Expedited
    45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NYNYS Appellate Division for the Second DepartmentThe New York Appellate Division has agreed to expedite the appeal from a lower court's decision rejecting the request to unseal grand jury records in the Eric Garner…
Rank this Week: 1354

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 92

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: 2115

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: 3667

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney…

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

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

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

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance

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

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?
    We are constantly informing our clients about the potential horrors of being on probation (also called community supervision).  Often, getting probation doesn't necessarily mean you aren't going to jail.  Sometimes, it just means…
Rank this Week: 312

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: 173

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/
  • Jun 26

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i
    For the last couple of days, I've been attending the annual conference of Reform Sex Offender Laws. RSOL brings together lawyers, scholars, activists, sex offenders and, especially, the unrecognized victims of the crimes of sex offenders,…
  • Jun 24

    When Life (or Death) Isn't Enough

    When Life (or Death) Isn't Enough
    No, in one sense it doesn't matter what you call it.   Nine people are dead.  Killed.  Murdered.  Nine innocent people who did nothing to deserve their deaths.  They just happened to be in the Emanuel African…
  • Jun 20

    Word

    Word
    Shakespeare knew.From Romeo and Juliet, Juliet to Romeo, Capulet to Montague:’Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself though, not a Montague. What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any…
Rank this Week: 569

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: 5038

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Apr 11

    The Importance of Lawyerly Agnosticism

    The Importance of Lawyerly Agnosticism
    Recently Scott Greenfield wrote about David Aylor’s rather noisy departure from accused murderer, Michael Slager’s case. So much went wrong and was analyzed in the post. But there’s one piece of it that I want to emphasize…
  • Apr 8

    A Connection and Valuable Lesson from the Alma Mater

    A Connection and Valuable Lesson from the Alma Mater
    Over the weekend, I received a package from my undergraduate school, Mercer University. Generally, when I receive correspondence from Mercer, Georgia State, or Emory, it’s alumni spam. This was in a hand-addressed manilla envelope. I…
  • Apr 6

    The Dark Side of Referral

    The Dark Side of Referral
    A few days ago, Seth Godin wrot about referrals and their true meaning in a profession. When they work well, a referral comes with it a high degree of trust. When you refer a client to another person, you stake some of your…
Rank this Week: 3935

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
  • Jun 11

    Jones v State - you can get a DUI with synthetic marijauna

    Jones v State - you can get a DUI with synthetic marijauna
    Jones v. State, A15A1142-AFF-June 9th, 2015. Brandon Jones was found guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) less safe drugs under OCGA 40-6-392(a)(2).  He challenged the sufficiency of the evidence and contended that Count 1 failed…
  • Jun 11

    Jones v State-Prior DUI comes into evidence to prove knowledge of voluntary driving when DUI

    Jones v State-Prior DUI comes into evidence to prove knowledge of voluntary driving when DUI
    State v. Jones, S14G1061, June 1, 2015. The Georgia Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether under Rule 404(b) of Georgia's New Evidence Code modeled after the Federal Rules of Evidence, a prior DUI conviction for DUI or "Other Acts…
  • May 25

    Armentrout v State- No SOP Not a Constitutional Roadblock

    Armentrout v State- No SOP Not a Constitutional Roadblock
    ARMENTROUT v. THE STATE, A15A0093, Court of Appeals of Georgia, May 15, 2015.  Renee Armentrout was stopped at a police roadblock implemented by the John's Creek Police Department in Fulton County. She was ultimately arrested and charged…
Rank this Week: 3457

Gideon's Guardians

Gideon's Guardians

By public defenders.

http://gideonsguardians.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Yes Yes I am a republican

    Yes Yes I am a republican
    I have been registered to vote since the day I turned 18 years old. I have attended a presidential inaugeration ( I was in high school) and have worked on campaigns for democrats as well as republican throughout my years opting to support…
  • Oct 11

    Renesting

    Renesting
    Every time I finish a big trial (i.e. 2005 murder trial) I have to clean. This drives Jack crazy. If my office is already in order which it usually is I attack his office (his usually is not). Lucky for Jack I am rearranging. I had ten…
  • Jun 5

    John Ashcroft: The First and a Quarter Kind of Loyalty

    John Ashcroft: The First and a Quarter Kind of Loyalty
    Like PD Dude, I noted the attempted John Ashcroft sickbed hustle by Alberto Gonzales (then White House counsel) and Andrew Card.
Rank this Week: 2797