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New York Federal Criminal Practice

New York Federal Criminal Practice

Covers court decisions, news and developments affecting federal criminal practice in New York. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://www.nyfederalcriminalpractice.com/
  • May 12

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

    Bloomsday, June 16, 2014 at 60 Centre Street with the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch
    Please join me and the Irish American Bar Association on June 16, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the New York State Courthouse at 60 Centre Street for IABANY's Fifth Annual Bloomsday Celebration.  This event showcases James Joyce's…
  • Jul 13

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK

    A Perfect Prosecution - People v. DSK
    My latest article, an analysis of the prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as a lens though which we can critique our criminal process, can be downloaded (without registration) here: The abstract is as follows:People v. Strauss-Kahn is…
  • Jan 21

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity

    Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions Applying Rule of Lenity
    The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recently published its winter edition of Atticus, showcasing the two impressive honorees at the upcoming annual dinner of the NYSACDL Foundation, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and…
Rank this Week: 1544

East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

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

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

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

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Douglas County Courthouse

    Douglas County Courthouse
    Address The address of the Douglas County Courthouse is 401 South Center Street, Tuscola, IL 61953.   Visitors must pass through security when entering the courthouse. Courtroom “1? is located on the third floor of the courthouse.  There…
Rank this Week: 1560

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

Addresses issues common to fraud, public corruption and other white collar crime cases. By The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC.

http://whitecollarcrimeingeorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year
    [Photo of Kevin Trudeau from Wikipedia]     Did you hear the news about the sentencing of former television informercial spokesman Kevin Trudeau?  According to published news reports, Trudeau has beensentenced to…
  • Dec 17

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle
    [American Hustle Movie Poster From Wikipedia]As a former federal prosecutor and, currently, as an Augusta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer, I love books and movies about courtrooms and crime.What is your favorite movie about white collar…
  • Sep 19

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal
    [Tom DeLay's photo from "Dancing With the Stars" from wikipedia]Did you hear the news? According to various news reports, a Texas appellate court has set aside the money laundering conviction of former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay. You may…
Rank this Week: 1146

Blog for the Law Offices of G.…

Blog for the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC

Covers criminal and personal injury law.

http://ricelawmd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1675

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1623

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer…

Los Angeles County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal laws and cases on DUI, theft and drug cases. By Kann Law Office.

http://www.losangelescountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI

    Canyon Country Jr. High Principal Pleads No Contest to DUI
    A local junior high school principal admitted that she had "made a mistake" and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The 57-year-old woman, a Canyon Country resident and principal…
  • Aug 6

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge

    L.A. Sheriff's Deputy From Valencia Faces Rape Charge
    A 28-year-old sheriff's deputy has been arrested and is facing charges for soliciting bribes and rape in connection with crimes he allegedly committed while on duty. The seven-year veteran, who is a resident of Valencia, was working at the…
  • Jul 16

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again

    Canyon Country Attempted Murder Trial Slated to Start -- Again
    A Canyon Country resident who was arrested last year and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon may finally get his day in court. He was accused of stabbing a man in a Canyon Country home in February 2012. It's been a…
Rank this Week: 1181

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
Rank this Week: 1532

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

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

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

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

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

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

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 1297

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: 1210

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 3

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend
    During major holiday weekends, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department increases its efforts to crack down on drunk driving. The Daily Breeze reports that 529 people were arrested in Los Angeles County over the Memorial Day weekend this…
Rank this Week: 1484

Salt Lake City Legal News

Salt Lake City Legal News

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, and drug recall news. By Anderson & Young.

http://saltlakecity-injuryattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Utah immigrants excited about reform bill

    Utah immigrants excited about reform bill
    Tony Yapias says a taco street vendor showed the excitement — and questions — that the estimated 125,000 immigrants who are in Utah illegally have about the new bipartisan immigration-reform bill just introduced in…
  • Apr 18

    Woman Escapes Wrecked Car Before it Burts into Flame

    Woman Escapes Wrecked Car Before it Burts into Flame
    A woman may owe quick-acting passers-by for escaping her wrecked minivan before it burst into flames. West Valley City Fire Department spokesman Bob Fitzgerald said the 43-year-old woman’s minivan rolled after being involved in a crash…
  • Apr 5

    Woman hit by car in downtown Salt Lake City upgraded to serious condition

    Woman hit by car in downtown Salt Lake City upgraded to serious condition
    A woman was in serious condition Friday, the day after she was struck in downtown Salt Lake City by a car. Salt Lake City police said the 58-year-old woman was hit while crossing the intersection of 900 S. West Temple … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1406

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: 1578

New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal and DWI laws, including blood and breath tests, license suspencions and traffic violations. By John F. Marshall.

http://www.njcriminaldefenselawblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality
      The move towards legalizing online gambling in New Jersey gained momentum this week when a Senate Committee passed S1565, which would authorize casinos in Atlantic City to set up Internet gambling access for their patrons. Specifically,…
  • Apr 2

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade
    On March 15, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly passed A1035, a Bill which seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime of the Third Degree to a crime of the Second Degree. The Bill further seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime…
  • Mar 21

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
Rank this Week: 1416

Prosecutor Post-Script

Prosecutor Post-Script

Ex-prosecutor pontificates on current cases in the news. By Sarena Straus.

http://sarenastraus.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com
    Dear Constant Reader:
  • Mar 13

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage
    As someone who writes book for teenagers but who also used to prosecute sex crimes, I've been thinking a lot about the arguments for an against monitoring teen usage of the Internet and social media.  When I was a prosecutor in the Bronx,…
  • Mar 5

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue
    Planting Clues by Kara LennoxOne of my favorite parts of plotting a romantic suspense book is planting the clues that will lead my hero and/or heroine to eventually figure out who the villain is.
Rank this Week: 1383

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1220

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 1605

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers California criminal law. By Ryan P. McClure.

http://ryanmac1.wordpress.com
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Apr 26

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury
    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) is typically the Vehicle Code Section that one is charged with if there has been an arrest for driving under the influence of either alcohol and drugs with injury:
Rank this Week: 1419

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer…

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Blog

By IMG Legal Group.

http://www.imglegalgroup.com/#!blog/cxyn
  • Aug 26

    Before The Labor Day Holiday Weekend Begins Remember ~ Drink,Drive,Go To Jail.

    Before The Labor Day Holiday Weekend Begins Remember ~ Drink,Drive,Go To Jail.
    Before you start your Labor Day festivities, be sure that you make a plan for a safe ride home. We understand that being arrested and locked up in New Jersey may have been the worst experience you’ve ever had, whether it was in Ocean…
  • Aug 26

    A Burglary Conviction Can Carry Various Penalties In New Jersey

    A Burglary Conviction Can Carry Various Penalties In New Jersey
    When you enter a home or building without permission, you are breaking New Jersey law. Even if your intentions were harmless, you can be charged with trespassing and slammed with heavy penalties. But if the courts have reason to believe you…
  • Aug 16

    Hire an Experienced Probation Violation Attorney in Monmouth County.

    Hire an Experienced Probation Violation Attorney in Monmouth County.
    If you violate the terms of your probation in any way, such as failing to meet with your probation officer on time or leaving the state, you can be charged with another crime.Do not let an alleged probation violation lead to additional fines…
Rank this Week: 2882

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Minnesota’s Social Host Liability Ordinances: An Overview

    Minnesota’s Social Host Liability Ordinances: An Overview
    One can open a newspaper or look on the Internet and be inundated with interesting DWI law related topics on a variety of subjects. One of the most talked-about as of late is social host liability ordinances that seek to curb…
  • Aug 22

    Minnesota’s Push for Increased Use of Ignition Interlock Devices to Combat Drunk Driving

    Minnesota’s Push for Increased Use of Ignition Interlock Devices to Combat Drunk Driving
    Among the most interesting DWI law related topics in recent months is the attention ignition interlock devices have gotten. One of the most discussed tools to help combat increasing DUI and DWI rates is the ignition interlock device…
  • Aug 18

    Supreme Court Ruling gives Police Slight Leeway in Illegal Stop

    Supreme Court Ruling gives Police Slight Leeway in Illegal Stop
    The U.S. Supreme Court opened another small chink in citizens’ protection against illegal police searches this summer. In a 5-3 opinion in Utah v Strieff, the court ruled that although the police officer stopped a suspect illegally, a…
Rank this Week: 2602

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Aug 26

    Marijuana Odor Probable Cause for Search Warrant in Arizona

    Marijuana Odor Probable Cause for Search Warrant in Arizona
    The Arizona Supreme Court recently considered whether the smell of marijuana was enough to establish probable cause for the purpose of issuing a search warrant in light of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). The AZ Supreme Court…
  • Aug 8

    One of the Most Important Reasons to Resolve Your Warrant

    One of the Most Important Reasons to Resolve Your Warrant
    The US Supreme Court determined that even though the stop was unlawful, the drug evidence could be admitted and used against him obtain a drug conviction. In this article we will outline the US Supreme Court decision; featured topics related…
  • Jul 25

    Entrapment: The Most Important Requirement for Your Defense Revealed

    Entrapment: The Most Important Requirement for Your Defense Revealed
    In a recent case the Arizona Supreme Court held that the entrapment defense afforded under A.R.S. 13-206, is reserved for cases in which the defendant admits to the substantial elements of the crime. Put simply, this means that if the…
Rank this Week: 3663

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2685

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 2758

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Mulls Raising Juvenile Criminal Age to 18

    Texas Mulls Raising Juvenile Criminal Age to 18
      For almost 100 years, Texas has classified 17-year-olds who are charged with crimes as adults. That may be about to change as lawmakers consider redefining who is classified as an adult in the criminal justice system. The state’s…
  • Aug 4

    Charged with a Crime in Texas? What NOT to Do

    Charged with a Crime in Texas? What NOT to Do
    Mistakes are a normal part of life. For many people, mistakes are an important part of the learning process. A close call or a near miss can actually be a sobering reminder of why you shouldn’t have been doing something dangerous or…
  • Aug 3

    Child Killer John Battaglia Fights Execution on Grounds of Mental Incompetency

    Child Killer John Battaglia Fights Execution on Grounds of Mental Incompetency
    A former accountant from Dallas who murdered his two daughters in 2001, has been moved from death row as a fight goes on to prove his mental incompetency. The Dallas Morning News reported on how John Battaglia had been due to be executed in…
Rank this Week: 2622

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Aug 26

    Trump's "New Approach" To Immigration Is Anything But

    Trump's "New Approach" To Immigration Is Anything But
    For someone who campaigns on shaking up the status quo, Trump's foreign policy speech was dismally unoriginal.  As an immigration lawyer who happens to be Muslim, I was mildly curious of what Trump would add to the conversation about…
  • Jul 8

    Want to Come to the US? You Might Have To Friend The  Government

    Want to Come to the US? You Might Have To Friend The  Government
    On June 23, US Customs & Border Protection quietly announced in the Federal Register seeking comments on the "optional" collection of social media information for visa waiver applicants.The visa waiver program (VWP) enables…
  • Jun 29

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy
    Citizenship is in many ways the end of the long road of immigration. Besides its obvious civic value, we celebrate grants of citizenship with our clients because it is truly an accomplishment. Even "simple" or "straightforward" cases involve…
Rank this Week: 3829

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2605

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Aug 26

    "Forced out of a home over a marijuana joint"

    "Forced out of a home over a marijuana joint"
    Many opponents of significant marijuana reforms are often quick to assert that nobody really ever gets in any trouble simply for smoking a joint and that we need not and should not support marijuana legalization because practically speaking…
  • Aug 24

    New York Department of Health releases two-year report on "Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act"

    New York Department of Health releases two-year report on "Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act"
    I was pleased to find this big new data-rich report from the New York Department of Health titled simply "Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act: Two-Year Report." For those really interested in really…
  • Aug 23

    Welcoming and introducing Andrew Ironside, MLP&R's new "California stringer"

    Welcoming and introducing Andrew Ironside, MLP&R's new "California stringer"
    I am pleased and quite fortunate to now be able to introduce officially in this space Andrew Ironside, a former student of mine at The Ohio State University Moritz College. Andrew has a journalism background and a range of public policy…
Rank this Week: 2687

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Possible kill for hire results in criminal charge

    Possible kill for hire results in criminal charge
    A Georgia teenager is currently being held in police custody without the opportunity to post bond. The high school student is facing criminal charges as an adult after he allegedly tried to hire someone to kill two of his classmates...
  • Aug 12

    Nurse practitioner facing criminal charges for use of database

    Nurse practitioner facing criminal charges for use of database
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims that a Georgia woman violated a state law regarding the usage of a prescription database. The medical professional has since been arrested and is facing criminal charges related to the alleged…
  • Jul 29

    Georgia man facing criminal charges over warrant mistake

    Georgia man facing criminal charges over warrant mistake
    A man was taken into custody on allegations of obstruction when Georgia police officers mistook him for a different person. His criminal charges now include a violation of probation, which could potentially send him to jail for as long as...
Rank this Week: 2042

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma
    Experiencing a medical emergency is difficult enough. No one should suffer more at the hands of an irresponsible doctor. So what is medical malpractice? Health care providers may be liable for medical malpractice when the care they provide…
  • Aug 19

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor
    Oklahoma City attorney Chris Hammons, a former University of Oklahoma football team captain, is one of 20 castaways competing for $1 million on Season 33 of Survivor. This season, “Millennials vs Gen X” will premiere at 7 p.m.…
  • Aug 5

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College
    For college students, getting a DUI can mean much more than time in jail and hefty fines. University students can lose their scholarships, face academic sanctions or even get kicked out of school. Many universities enforce codes of student…
Rank this Week: 2925

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Charged With Murder or a Serious Crime of Violence in New York?

    Charged With Murder or a Serious Crime of Violence in New York?
    If you have just been charged with murder or a serious violent crime in New York, chances are the last thing you are initially thinking about is how to win the case. Instead, you’ve been brought to jail, about to face a judge who may or…
  • Aug 18

    International Extradition: Charged With a Crime in the United States – But Arrested in a Foreign Country

    International Extradition: Charged With a Crime in the United States – But Arrested in a Foreign Country
    International extradition is the process in which an individual arrested in one country is surrendered to the requesting country for prosecution or, alternately, to serve a previously-imposed sentence.  Extradition requests are usually…
  • Aug 11

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Cut By a Third

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Cut By a Third
    Today Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York cut the sentence of Anthony Mangone, a politically-connected, Westchester County disbarred lawyer convicted of corruption charges whose testimony helped convict three New York…
Rank this Week: 2743

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Aug 25

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality
    Several news outlets have reports on this bill (AB 6601) recently introduced by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Nicknamed "Pidgey's Law," the bill was introduced in response to reports that players of the augmented reality game,…
  • Aug 24

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook
    In the harrowing world of the legal publication process, law review editors use the arcane and intricate rules of the Bluebook to dissect, complicate, elaborate, and brighten up citations in an incomprehensible swirl of…
  • Aug 23

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?
    In a recent post I discussed whether one could sue a map maker for nuisance. For example, say a map maker were to write on a widely-distributed map that a particular house on a street corner was ugly and that people should heckle it.…
Rank this Week: 2577

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 25

    What Is the Difference Between a Statute and a Case?

    What Is the Difference Between a Statute and a Case?
    The legal system is a confusing place, especially for people who did not go to law school or extensively study the U.S. government in college. One thing that often confuses people who are new to the legal world is the difference between…
  • Aug 24

    Why Do We Have Criminal Laws?

    Why Do We Have Criminal Laws?
    Because it's such a big part of our lives, it can be easy to just assume that having a criminal justice system is a necessity. However, like everything else in the government, the criminal law should not be blindly accepted without thinking…
  • Aug 23

    Michigan Allows Saliva Testing for Drugged Driving; Why It Won't Work

    Michigan Allows Saliva Testing for Drugged Driving; Why It Won't Work
    Different states all have their own sets of criminal laws, and their own ways of enforcing them. That's why, while both Maine and New Hampshire agree that operating under the influence (OUI) is illegal, the penalties that you can face are…
Rank this Week: 3904

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Entrapment – Everything You Need to Know

    Entrapment – Everything You Need to Know
    When it comes to catching a criminal in the act, the lengths to which law enforcement may legally go might surprise you. Everyone is familiar with undercover cops and so-called decoys, but how far can governmental forces legitimately go…
  • Aug 16

    Am I a Fugitive From Justice?

    Am I a Fugitive From Justice?
    In Las Vegas, the lights are bright, the clubs are dim and the streets are thronged with people. Could there be a better place to melt into the scenery? Not if you’re a fugitive from justice (NRS 202.005). If you happen to be one and…
  • Aug 10

    Filing a False Police Report

    Filing a False Police Report
    When an Illinois nanny claimed for the record that two armed men had tried to hijack her car in the midst of an ongoing manhunt, she wanted nothing more than attention from the family that employed her. Instead, she got something she never…
Rank this Week: 2420

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 25

    Coping with Failed Adoption

    Coping with Failed Adoption
    Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse
    Generally, when a baby tests positive for illegal drugs, it is immediately after birth.  That is to say, the drug for which the baby is positive is passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to…
  • Apr 29

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent
      In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to…
Rank this Week: 2373

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force
    A new study out of the University of South Florida revealed some not so shocking results – that officers who wear body cameras are less likely to use force than their counterparts who do not wear body cameras. The study examined…
  • Aug 24

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair
    The Minnesota State Fair is only a day away! In an effort to cut down on crime and keep fair-goers safe, the State Fair Board has made some changes for the 2016 fair. Here’s a look at some of the new measures that are in place for this…
  • Aug 23

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?
    Everybody knows that drinking alcohol raises your blood alcohol content, but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes a while for alcohol to be absorbed in your blood stream, so your BAC is still rising even after you’ve taken…
Rank this Week: 2121

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    HHS-OIG Issues Alert to Home Health Agencies and Doctor

    HHS-OIG Issues Alert to Home Health Agencies and Doctor
      Chicago – Not surprisingly in light of the recent charges and convictions of home health agencies (HHA) and related entities in the Chicago area and throughout the country, the Department of Health and Human Service, Office of…
  • Jun 16

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act
    In a resounding victory for whistleblowers, the Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States et al. ex rel Escobar et al., found that a defendant could be liable for violating the False Claims Act under a theory of…
  • Jun 16

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act
    In a resounding victory for whistleblowers, the Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States et al. ex rel Escobar et al., found that a defendant could be liable for violating the False Claims Act under a theory of…
Rank this Week: 3327

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Worcester Man Accused of Fourth Drunk Driving Offense

    Worcester Man Accused of Fourth Drunk Driving Offense
    Judges often say during sentencing that drunk driving is not like a lot of other crimes.  The reason for this is because it is a serious crime that can, and often does, result in the death of innocent victims that is often not taken…
  • Aug 21

    Woburn Drunk Driver Traveled 20 Miles in Wrong Direction

    Woburn Drunk Driver Traveled 20 Miles in Wrong Direction
    According to a recent news feature from Fox 25 Boston, troopers from the Massachusetts States Police (MSP) have arrested a man who allegedly drove his car for over 20 miles in the wrong direction of Route 128, which is a fairly major state…
  • Aug 17

    A Look at the Legal Limit for Drunk Driving

    A Look at the Legal Limit for Drunk Driving
    Despite what many people think, drinking and driving is not a crime.  It is perfectly legal for someone to have a beer and then get behind the wheel of a car and drive, so long as their blood alcohol content (BAC) is not at or above the…
Rank this Week: 4968

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial
    A Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed appellant Ryan O. Langley’s appeal of his convictions of DUI and driving at an unsafe speed. The court upheld prior precedent holding that (1) an information is required to include…
  • Aug 10

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Quashes DUI Appeal as Untimely

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Quashes DUI Appeal as Untimely
    The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently quashed Zebrick Hyreshie Jones’s appeal from his DUI judgement as untimely. In April 2014, Trooper Allar arrived beside a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of I-81. Trooper Allar observed…
  • Aug 2

    Strict DUI Laws in Rio de Janeiro

    Strict DUI Laws in Rio de Janeiro
    Many people from around the United States are traveling to Brazil to cheer on Team USA in the Olympics which starts in 3 days.  To many just attending an olympic games is a bucket list item which can be exhilarating and something…
Rank this Week: 3229

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    New Hampshire Man Drowns in Boating Accident

    New Hampshire Man Drowns in Boating Accident
    Earlier this month a New Hampshire man was killed when his boat hit a rock. New Hampshire personal injury attorneys discuss boating accidents.
  • Aug 23

    United Airlines Sued for Wheelchair Acce

    United Airlines Sued for Wheelchair Acce
    A woman is suing United Airlines for failing to provide adequate wheelchair access. New Hampshire personal injury attorneys discuss plane injuries.
  • Aug 16

    At Waterparks, Injuries Happen in a Splash

    At Waterparks, Injuries Happen in a Splash
    A man suffered broken bones after flying off the edge of a waterslide. New Hampshire personal injury attorneys discuss waterpark safety.
Rank this Week: 2643

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep
    If you or a loved one is facing Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Illegal Substance (DUI) charges, do not take them lightly. Do not think that you will receive a slap on the wrist, even if it The post Consequences of a DUI Can…
  • Aug 22

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right
    Getting charged with a hit-and-run can potentially lead to significant fines and criminal penalties. Those fines and penalties are “enhanced” if you are convicted of a hit-and-run while intoxicated (DUI) and operating a motor…
  • Aug 18

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.
    If you or a loved have been charged with firearm related criminal charges, or are facing criminal charges related to owning or carrying a firearm, do not fight the government alone. The laws surrounding firearms in California are quite…
Rank this Week: 2900

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Was It A Robbery?

    Was It A Robbery?
    Whether you love or hate the Olympics, most people would agree they were beginning to run their course. The past three weeks were filled with inspirational stories and domination by a pair of Maryland athletes, but Rio also produced its share…
  • Aug 18

    Police Bust Large Scale Prostitution Ring

    Police Bust Large Scale Prostitution Ring
    What began as a small-scale prostitution investigation confined to Prince George’s County soon escalated into one of the largest statewide human trafficking busts in years. The PG County Police assigned undercover officers to track and…
  • Aug 12

    Governor Announces $3 Million To Fight Heroin

    Governor Announces $3 Million To Fight Heroin
    This past week the Governor’s Office in Annapolis announced that $3 million in state funds would be dedicated toward fighting the heroin epidemic in Maryland. Nearly a third of that money will provide funding for newly assigned heroin…
Rank this Week: 2523

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How do Judges Set Bail in Illinois?

    How do Judges Set Bail in Illinois?
    The Chicago Tribune reports that a Chicago man is currently being held at the Skokie courthouse jail with bail set at $250,000 for allegedly Tasering a 79-year old woman during an attempted robbery. The man is charged with aggravated battery…
  • Aug 23

    Illegal Gun Possession in Illinoi

    Illegal Gun Possession in Illinoi
    A new study out of the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health finds that lawful gun owners commit less than a fifth of gun crimes in the United States. The study traced the origins of every firearm recovered from crime scenes in 2008 and…
  • Aug 23

    Gangs in Chicago Appear to be Plotting Retaliatory Police Shooting

    Gangs in Chicago Appear to be Plotting Retaliatory Police Shooting
    Last month, African American teenager Paul O’Neal was killed when a Chicago police officer shot him in the back during a controversial arrest. This shooting has outraged the African American community in Chicago and has worsened the…
Rank this Week: 3314

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    New Jersey 20-Year-Old Will Live With DWI For Year

    New Jersey 20-Year-Old Will Live With DWI For Year
    A 20-year-old Wantage woman who was stopped for speeding is facing charges that may have a lasting impact on her life. Emmi N. McAuliffe-Uchida was pulled over the night of April 28 after police witnessed her speeding on Route 15. The…
  • May 17

    NJ Public Safety Official In Hot Water Over DWI Interference

    NJ Public Safety Official In Hot Water Over DWI Interference
    Bergen County Public Safety Director Ralph Rivera, who spent nearly 30 years as a state trooper, has been suspended with pay after a report that he tried to intervene in a DWI stop in Hackensack in March. According to the police report,…
  • May 17

    TSA Screener Suspended After Newark Airport DWI

    TSA Screener Suspended After Newark Airport DWI
    A TSA Screener at Newark Liberty International Airport got more than a DWI charge when she was stopped outside the airport at 1:30 in the morning last January. Kimberly Fleming, 33, had a blood alcohol level that was nearly twice the .08%…
Rank this Week: 3133

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Aug 25

    The Texas GOP Tentatively Embrace Marijuana Reform

    The Texas GOP Tentatively Embrace Marijuana Reform
    On May 16th, 2016, the Texas GOP signaled a profound change of stance with regard to marijuana laws in Texas. Thanks to the dedicated work of many activists within the Republican Party, the State GOP adopted two resolutions with profound…
  • Aug 16

    Can drinking an Amazonian tea cure addiction?

    Can drinking an Amazonian tea cure addiction?
    Is Childhood trauma the root of addiction? According to Dr. Gabor Maté, yes. The Canadian physician believes that the origin of addiction can be traced back to a painful experience in childhood. He argues that addicts suffer from hurt…
  • Aug 10

    A Texas sized problem: The inherent flaws in the 2015 Compassionate Use Act

    A Texas sized problem: The inherent flaws in the 2015 Compassionate Use Act
    With 2017 fast approaching and prospective state representatives competing for votes, a Texas sized problem remains unaddressed in the Texas medical marijuana program. In 2015, The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 339 authored by Sen.…
Rank this Week: 3068

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Aug 24

    Steve Jumes Testifies Before Lawmakers on Asset Forfeiture Reform in Texa

    Steve Jumes Testifies Before Lawmakers on Asset Forfeiture Reform in Texa
    Asset Forfeiture Reform in Texas AUSTIN –  Some Texas lawmakers are calling for change to civil asset forfeiture and, on Tuesday, attorney Steve Jumes weighed in on the issue during a Senate Criminal Justice Committee hearing at…
  • Aug 16

    Restoring Gun Rights in Texas after a Felony or Family Violence Conviction

    Restoring Gun Rights in Texas after a Felony or Family Violence Conviction
    Felony Convictions in Texas result in the loss of Second Amendment Rights If a person is convicted of a felony, he or she may not possess a firearm until the later of: five years after being released from parole, five years after being…
  • Jul 30

    Can you get a nondisclosure after straight probation in Texas?

    Can you get a nondisclosure after straight probation in Texas?
    There are generally two kinds of Community Supervision in Texas. The first is “Straight Probation” and the second is “Deferred Adjudication.” The difference between Straight Probation and Deferred Adjudication is that…
Rank this Week: 2839

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Aug 24

    Arizona Sheriff Could Be Facing Criminal Charge

    Arizona Sheriff Could Be Facing Criminal Charge
    It isn’t often that you see a federal judge asking a federal prosecutor to file criminal charges against a sitting sheriff, but according to Arizona Sheriff Could Be Facing Criminal Charges appeared first on Chapman Criminal Defense…
  • Aug 8

    Which is more dangerous? A Krispy Kreme Doughnut or Methamphetamine?

    Which is more dangerous? A Krispy Kreme Doughnut or Methamphetamine?
    Sometimes drug evidence listed by local authorities as methamphetamine can turn out to be something else. This recent story from the Orlando Sentinel describes how one man got arrested due to this type of mistake. Daniel…
  • Jul 27

    Florida Paramedics Facing Criminal Charges for Taking Selfies with Unconscious Patient

    Florida Paramedics Facing Criminal Charges for Taking Selfies with Unconscious Patient
    The following article from the Washington Post is about two paramedics in Florida who are facing criminal charges after taking selfies with unconscious patients. To Kayla Renee Dubois, 24, and Christopher Wimmer, 33, the selfies they…
Rank this Week: 2644