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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
  • Apr 28

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done
    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done Posted by Edmund Folsom, Esq. April 28, 2016 In Maine, when a person receives a fine, there is a “surcharge” of 20% added to the balance due. And then there’s…
  • Mar 5

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.
    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:   March 5, 2016 Last year, Maine’s Legislature rejected a proposal to define as operating under the influence (OUI) the act of driving a…
  • Feb 23

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom Date:  February 23, 2016 “The President…shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint…judges of the Supreme Court.”    United…
Rank this Week: 3526

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: 4734

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • May 15

    New Effort to Secure Refunds for Speed Camera Payment

    New Effort to Secure Refunds for Speed Camera Payment
    Engel and Martin, LLC, along with other attorneys representing motorists suing  New Miami for its speed cameras have filed a motion in Butler County Common Plea Court to garnish proceeds the village is collecting from a new speed…
  • May 2

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update
    The Dayton Daily News reports that the Village of New Miami will be asking the Ohio Supreme Court to review the ruling in favor of motorists by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Denise Callahan writes, “The Village of New…
  • Apr 20

    New Firm Mug

    New Firm Mug
    Important news update.  🙂 The post New Firm Mugs appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1470

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/
  • May 2

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted
    On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important decision, very favorable to industry, involving the City of Houston’s over-the-top criminal enforcement program. While this one involved the Texas Clean Air Act…
  • Mar 29

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?
    I was reading this morning another article about the “new” USEPA Enforcement Initiatives. Notwithstanding the USEPA’s enforcement statistics, criminal enforcement is down. Fewer cases are being made and the cases that are…
  • Mar 15

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    As reported by my good friend, George Chalos (it pays to ALWAYS challenge everything): On March 14, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion in United States of America v. Matthaios Fafalios, 15-30146, vacating the judgment…
Rank this Week: 2792

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
  • May 16

    Improper Turn Law New Jersey

    Improper Turn Law New Jersey
    Under New Jersey law, the following may constitute a “turn:” A turn at an intersection An entry into a driveway or private roadway A move to the right or left upon a roadway A deviation from a direct course A … Continue…
  • Mar 29

    Using a Confidential Informant to Arrest a Suspect

    Using a Confidential Informant to Arrest a Suspect
    Many of the drug cases that I handle involve the Police using a confidential informant (or CI) as part of the investigation. A confidential informant is typically an individual who has been arrested for a separate crime and in exchange…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4123

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: 1772

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: 3396

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/
  • May 18

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity
    It is no coincidence that the most potent insurgencies from the left come to the fore at the end of a Democratic -- not Republican -- Administration.  That is when progressives are (often understandably) angered…
  • May 11

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  -- Satchell PaigeInteresting juxtaposition.  President Obama announces plans to become the first sitting president to visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima -- the very…
  • May 6

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint
    "And this kind of thinking -- this myth that government is always the enemy; that forgets that our government is us -- it’s us; that it’s an extension of us, ourselves -- that attitude is as corrosive to our democracy as the stuff…
Rank this Week: 233

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: 4836

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: 3059

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 4051

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: 3574

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 42

Federal Criminal Appeal Lawyer…

Federal Criminal Appeal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Law Office of C. F. Cowan, P.L.L.C.

http://www.federalcriminalappeal.lawyer/blog/
Rank this Week: 1499

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: 29

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: 1805

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

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

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Feb 27

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi
    If you are a criminal defendant that has been accused of violence or other misconduct against a police officer, it is important to recognize the severity of the crimes filed against you. Even in a time such as now where the media is…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding White Collar Crime

    Understanding White Collar Crime
    “White collar crime” is traditionally recognized as a financially-motivated crime committed by people at large companies or those in power positions. While this is often the case, white collar crimes can be committed by anyone.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4636

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: 1524

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: 1824

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: 1387

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

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

    No Se Arriesgue a Ser Arrestado por Usar Fuegos Artificiales en Florida en Año Nuevo

    No Se Arriesgue a Ser Arrestado por Usar Fuegos Artificiales en Florida en Año Nuevo
    El año nuevo se aproxima rápidamente, y miles de habitantes de Florida han hecho planes o están comenzando a pensar sobre cómo despedir el 2015 y dar la bienvenida al 2016. Pero antes de aterrizar sus planes para…
  • Apr 4

    Campaña Permanente Contra K2 en Ocala Rinde 3 Arresto

    Campaña Permanente Contra K2 en Ocala Rinde 3 Arresto
    La policía declaró que arrestó el jueves a tres sospechosos narcotraficantes luego de que un aviso los guió a una casa donde se vendìa K2, una marihuana sintética ilegal. Los oficiales de…
  • Mar 28

    Oficial de Correccional Federal Sentenciado a 2 Años por Introducir Contrabando

    Oficial de Correccional Federal Sentenciado a 2 Años por Introducir Contrabando
    En septiembre, un oficial de una correccional federal de Clermont fue sentenciado a dos años en una prisión federal tras declararse culpable de aceptar un soborno de un funcionario público. Según el Departamento de…
Rank this Week: 1325

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 Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 6

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare
    A state prison corrections officer was arrested this week after being accused of molesting a young girl at an Ormond Beach-area day care he co-owned. The girl, who is now 9 years old, told her mother about the alleged abuse in April 2015,…
  • May 5

    Orlando Officer Charged With DUI, Hit & Run In Manatee County

    Orlando Officer Charged With DUI, Hit & Run In Manatee County
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an officer with the Orlando Police Department was arrested this past weekend in Manatee County for DUI and hit-and-run.   FHP claims that on Saturday, troopers investigated a hit-and-run accident…
  • May 3

    St. Pete Police Arrest Man Accused of Running $1 Million Marijuana Operation

    St. Pete Police Arrest Man Accused of Running $1 Million Marijuana Operation
    Detectives arrested a St. Petersburg man who was allegedly running a drug operation involving more than $1 million worth of marijuana. The 24-year-old is facing charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and being a felon in…
Rank this Week: 223

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/
  • Apr 21

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out
    INTRODUCTION The highest court in the land is currently deciding a case that can have an enormous impact on Driving Under The Influence (DUI) cases in Florida and twelve other states. Each of those thirteen states makes it a misdemeanor…
  • Apr 8

    “HOW A CASE IS CHARGED CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT”

    “HOW A CASE IS CHARGED CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT”
    Cops demonstrate their inherent bias through the charges they choose to level. Let’s talk about Sheila and George. Sheila was the trusted bookkeeper for a very successful company. Unfortunately, she wasn’t as trustworthy as the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1151

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: 3508

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/
  • May 2

    If an Officer Asks if You Consent to a Search of Your Car What Should You Do?

    If an Officer Asks if You Consent to a Search of Your Car What Should You Do?
    Often times a police officer will ask someone who they have stopped to issue a traffic citation to if the officer can search their car. It surprises me sometimes how often a person consents to allowing the officer to search when the officer…
  • Mar 26

    Can Police Search Your Car if they Smell Marijuana?

    Can Police Search Your Car if they Smell Marijuana?
    Often times, upon stopping a motor vehicle, police will claim they smell marijuana leading to a search that yields not only marijuana but other controlled substances. If the officers claim they smell marijuana, under current case law, law…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1759

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: 2878

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: 833

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: 4352

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: 1771

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/
  • May 23

    Arrest in Florida Hit-and-Run That Killed MMA Fighter

    Arrest in Florida Hit-and-Run That Killed MMA Fighter
    The death of fearsome mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons struck fans with sadness and garnered international headlines from Miami to Sydney.  The 25-year-old Parsons was reportedly crossing the street at the corner of Lindell…
  • May 17

    Broward Human Trafficking Conviction for Rapper

    Broward Human Trafficking Conviction for Rapper
    Gerard Nelson was just 24-years-old, but he and his crew – the Str8Profit Boyz – were on the rise.  To those on the outside, it appeared they were living a luxurious lifestyle funded by their creativity and business savvy as…
  • May 13

    Driver Faces Felony Charges in Florida Crash Injuring Pregnant Mother, Children

    Driver Faces Felony Charges in Florida Crash Injuring Pregnant Mother, Children
    A Cape Coral woman has been arrested on felony charges following an alleged hit-and-run accident in Miramar recently in which a pregnant mother was critically injured and her two young children suffered minor injuries.  The suspect,…
Rank this Week: 4221

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 24

    Boating and Intoxication

    Boating and Intoxication
    The Position of the Law The dangers of driving while drunk take different forms. It may lead to bodily harm for the drunk individual or someone else; or destruction of property; losing your driver’s license; or worse, being slapped with…
  • May 20

    DWI: How It Affects Job Search

    DWI: How It Affects Job Search
    A criminal record is a huge stain on your profile in the U.S, as it affects your future job prospects. Thankfully, more employers are taking a more lenient approach towards applicants with a DWI on their record. This is in addition to the…
  • May 17

    DUI versus DWI

    DUI versus DWI
    So, Are They The Same? It is easy to use DUI and DWI as synonyms, seeing how often we use them and differing definitions between jurisdictions. However, they are distinct offenses that, in some jurisdictions, carry separate charges. What is…
Rank this Week: 391

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer Blog

Provides information about criminal defense topics and proposed legislation in Florida.

http://yourfloridacriminalattorney.com/criminal-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 30

    Restraining Order Florida Law

    Restraining Order Florida Law
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Filing a Restraining Order in Florida Florida law provides for five (5) different orders of protection against violent conduct. The five (5) different orders of protection are, 1)…
  • Apr 4

    Circumstantial Evidence

    Circumstantial Evidence
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog What is Circumstantial Evidence Evidence in a criminal trial can be either direct or circumstantial.  Circumstantial evidence is dependent upon inference, logic and/or reasoning to…
  • Feb 9

    Aggravated Battery | Felony Battery

    Aggravated Battery | Felony Battery
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Aggravated Battery v. Felony Battery Aggravated battery is always a felony, but felony battery is not always an aggravated battery.  Simple battery can be charged as felony battery…
Rank this Week: 2451

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/
  • Mar 18

    3 Spring Break Criminal Arrests Common In Okaloosa County & Walton County

    3 Spring Break Criminal Arrests Common In Okaloosa County & Walton County
      Three very common arrests in the Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa & Walton County area are: Contributing to the Delinquency or Dependency of a Minor (Minor Intoxication) Misrepresenting or Misstating Age or Age of Another to…
  • Mar 17

    Third DUI In Okaloosa County or Walton County

    Third DUI In Okaloosa County or Walton County
    A Third DUI Offense, under Florida Statute 316.193(3) and (2)(b)(2) occurs when a person is found driving, or in actual physical control of a vehicle and is under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or some chemical substance, to the point…
  • Mar 10

    GETTING BLOOD EVIDENCE EXCLUDED IN A DUI CASE

    GETTING BLOOD EVIDENCE EXCLUDED IN A DUI CASE
    Recently, we have had success in local DUI cases by challenging the admissibility of breath or blood testing results. One way to attack these tests is to first determine if the test was administered involuntarily.If so, you may have a legal…
Rank this Week: 2231

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: 3777

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: 2941

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: 1034

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • May 25

    W.D.Tex.: Criminal defense lawyers state 4A claim against jail phone co. for recording attorney-client call

    W.D.Tex.: Criminal defense lawyers state 4A claim against jail phone co. for recording attorney-client call
    The plaintiff lawyers group, an association of criminal defense lawyers, have standing in their own right and individually to complain of recording of attorney-client telephone calls from the Travis County Jail. They also state a claim under…
  • May 24

    D.Neb.: Consent also shown by def’s action of opening bag when requested

    D.Neb.: Consent also shown by def’s action of opening bag when requested
    Defendant consented to a search of his bag by one officer when others were present. Consent was also by implication by opening it when requested. United States v. Garcia, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66061 (D.Neb. May 19, 2016). Officers had…
  • May 24

    D.N.J.: Flight from a stop isn’t a seizure

    D.N.J.: Flight from a stop isn’t a seizure
    Defendant’s former girlfriend reported to police that he’d threatened her with a gun. Police found him exactly matching the description, and they got out of the car and told him to stop. He threw down his backpack and fled. The…
Rank this Week: 1562

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: 1668

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: 3619

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard M. Oberto.

http://www.fresnocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 939

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: 932

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: 4003

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/
  • May 23

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied
    Sure, one or the other is maybe a typo.  On the other hand, maybe not.  Because once you start lying. . . .It's from Foster v. Chatman, the opinion about racially-motivated peremptory challenges released today by SCOTUS.…
  • May 22

    The Eye of the Beholder

    The Eye of the Beholder
    “The time has come," the Walrus said,      “To talk of many things:Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--     Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--      And whether…
  • May 18

    And One to Grow On

    And One to Grow On
    Seven years.  Good god.  I've been writing this thing for seven years now.  First post was May 18, 2009.  When I post this, it will be number 1252.  There are another couple of hundred I've started but abandoned, half…
Rank this Week: 1186

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: 4957