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New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Teenagers Routinely Waive Their Legal Rights In Police Interrogation

    Teenagers Routinely Waive Their Legal Rights In Police Interrogation
    In an article in the NY Times on October 14, 2014, a study published in Law and Human Behavior concludes that teenagers ages 13-17 frequently do not exercise their legal rights to remain silent in police interrogations across the country. The…
  • Sep 30

    Rockland County Boat Operator Sentenced To Two Years In Fatal Crash

    Rockland County Boat Operator Sentenced To Two Years In Fatal Crash
    Jo John John, 36, the man at the wheel of the boat which crashed into barges near the Tappan Zee Bridge last summer, killing two, was sentenced in Rockland County Court on September 16, 2014 to two years in jail.  John pled guilty…
  • Sep 4

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    A 15 year old girl from Pleasantville behind the wheel of a 2001 Chevy Suburban in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania on August 30th is now facing several criminal charges, including possible vehicular manslaughter, as the result of a fatal accident…
Rank this Week: 2011

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2378

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?
    Roll Call October 14, 2014 Q. I heard that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., may face ethics discipline because he assisted companies in which he owned stock. I know that Members are not supposed to use their position for their own personal gain, but I…
  • Oct 20

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund
    “It is difficult to overstate how much the regulatory landscape for hedge fund managers has changed over the past four years.” So said Norm Champ, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment…
  • Oct 17

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an August 14, 2014, petition for writ of certiorari by Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriquez, former owners of Terra Communications (Terra). The petition asked the court to define who counts as…
Rank this Week: 1519

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Judges Have Gone Crazy

    U.S. Judges Have Gone Crazy
    This week, prominent legal fiction writer, John Grisham gave an interview with the press wherein he indicated that the sentences for child pornography in the U.S. were way too harsh. He indicated that American judges had “gone…
  • Oct 21

    Los Jueces Estadounidenses Habían “Vuelto Loco”

    Los Jueces Estadounidenses Habían “Vuelto Loco”
    Esta semana, el prominente escritor de ficción legal, John Grisham dio una entrevista con la prensa en la que indicó que las penas por pornografía infantil en los EE.UU. eran demasiado duras. Indicó que los jueces…
  • Oct 19

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?
    Several individuals have asked me why the need for an attorney to reduce federal drug sentences.  If the law is going to change, why do I need to hire a criminal defense lawyer? In the first place, the reduction in sentence is not…
Rank this Week: 2413

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
    Although the vast majority of DUI cases are charged as a misdemeanor, the answer to that question ultimately depends on a host of factors. Below is a quick summary of the statutory maximum penalties allowed under Florida law for different…
  • Aug 29

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage
    The FDLE website has a section on its website where it sporadically adds “Miscellaneous and Correspondence” on different Intoxilyzer 8000 machines. Criminal defense attorneys rarely get notice when the machines suffer from serious…
  • Jul 4

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint
          It looks like the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office waited until the last minute to cancel a July 4th DUI Checkpoint.       Two days ago, the checkpoint was still listed on the HCSO website for an…
Rank this Week: 1842

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Oct 20

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act
    On December 20, 2012, the Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) required many individuals who were convicted of sex offenses but not classified as violent sex offenders to begin registering as sexual offenders.  A new law passed in…
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
  • Sep 11

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement
    WPXI reports that 60 Pittsburgh-area drivers received traffic citations for improper use of the carpool/high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on the Parkway North.  Under the law, the HOV lane may only be used by motorcycle operators and…
Rank this Week: 2290

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1524

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1956

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Oct 20

    What the police don't want you to know about Miranda Right

    What the police don't want you to know about Miranda Right
    By Jessica Towne Miranda rights are back in the news. The New York Times Science Section under "Well" on October 14, 2014 had an eye-opening article on juveniles and police interrogators. Researchers determined that the brains of adolescents…
  • Oct 9

    The scandalous practice of privatized probation

    The scandalous practice of privatized probation
    By Jessica Towne The American Bar Association Journal just doesn't have the buzz around it that a Comedy Central late night show has, has but its article on privatized probation is just as scandalous as John Oliver's report on asset…
  • Sep 23

    Georgia State Patrol's New I-20 DUI Task Force

    Georgia State Patrol's New I-20 DUI Task Force
    Georgia State Patrol is now targeting the 21 counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina with extra patrols specially trained in DUI. Their goal: to deploy once a month in different counties along I-20 and set up…
Rank this Week: 2084

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Oct 20

    Of Dropbox and Data Breaches: Highlighting the need for increased cyber-security at home and in the workplace

    Of Dropbox and Data Breaches: Highlighting the need for increased cyber-security at home and in the workplace
    This guest post is authored by Michael B. Hayes. Hayes’ practice concentrates on commercial litigation, government and corporate investigations. Hayes is frequently called upon by clients and colleagues to provide legal expertise and…
  • Oct 15

    DOJ Policy Shift: No Waiver for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim

    DOJ Policy Shift: No Waiver for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim
    Back in January, we wrote about the challenge facing counsel when the United States Attorney’s Office requires a defendant to waive his or her Sixth Amendment claims of ineffective assistance of counsel as part of any plea deal. Today,…
  • Oct 14

    Supreme Court Denies Review of “Acquitted Conduct” Sentence

    Supreme Court Denies Review of “Acquitted Conduct” Sentence
    A defendant exercises his constitutional right to a jury trial and is proven guilty by a jury of his peers. The jury, confronted with multiple charges against the defendant, weighs the evidence and acquits on all counts, save one for ……
Rank this Week: 1611

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/
  • Oct 20

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward
    During the beginning of the war on drugs, young African Americans heard rumors of government involvement in the crack-cocaine explosion that outraged LA’s black community. Although it was not openly talked about in the media in the…
  • Oct 17

    Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart

    Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart
    Police arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using a stuffed animal to masturbate inside a Walmart on Tuesday. According to Brooksville Police, the 19-year-old was caught on store cameras just before 3 p.m. acting suspiciously. Reports…
  • Oct 15

    73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested

    73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested
    Columbia County detectives served a search warrant on a home in Columbia County on Thursday and allegedly found 73 marijuana plants growing and made three arrests. Police apparently received a tip about the Fort White home, which they allege…
Rank this Week: 2001

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By John B. Fabriele III, LLC.

https://www.newjerseycriminalattorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Body Cameras For All New Jersey Police

    Body Cameras For All New Jersey Police
    I commented back in August of this year, on an article submitted by the editorial board of the Times of Trenton, regarding wearable body cameras for New Jersey police officers. My remarks were simple; It is time that all law enforcement in…
  • Oct 13

    Residential Burglary In Middlesex County, New Jersey

    Residential Burglary In Middlesex County, New Jersey
    I have been defending clients charged with residential burglaries and other crimes in New Jersey for over 15 years. In my professional capacity as a criminal lawyer, I have cross-examined countless victims in burglary cases over the years,…
  • Oct 13

    Sexual Assault in New Jersey: A Scandal in Sayreville

    Sexual Assault in New Jersey: A Scandal in Sayreville
    It is difficult to comprehend the magnitude of the tragic events that have unfolded in Sayreville, New Jersey in the past weeks. First the Sayreville High School football team’s defensive coordinator, Charles Garcia was arrested…
Rank this Week: 1513

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

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

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

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

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

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

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

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

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law
    While driving under the influence is a misdemeanor offense, the consequences may be more serious than a felony. This is because a conviction has additional penalties not seen for other crimes. A conviction for DUI results in a revoked…
Rank this Week: 2224

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Stamm receives award from Maryland Bar Foundation for Advancement of Professional Competence

    Stamm receives award from Maryland Bar Foundation for Advancement of Professional Competence
    On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Leonard Stamm received from the Maryland Bar Foundation, the prestigious Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of Professional Competence. He was nominated by Pilar Nichols. Other award recipients were: Steven…
  • Jul 25

    National College for DUI Defense Holds Its Summer Session

    National College for DUI Defense Holds Its Summer Session
    The National College for DUI Defense is holding its summer session at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts with seminars and breakouts at the Harvard Law School. The session features lectures on: Crafting Your Opening Statement by…
  • Jun 8

    Stamm Goes On Al Jazeera News to Discuss Missouri v. McNeely

    Stamm Goes On Al Jazeera News to Discuss Missouri v. McNeely
    On last Thursday, June 5, 2014, Leonard Stamm went on Al Jazeera America to discuss last year's Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. McNeely. He was interviewed by reporter John Henry Smith. JHS: Drivers stopped on suspicion of driving…
Rank this Week: 2248

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear important drug crimes case

    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear important drug crimes case
    When the framers of the Constitution wrote the Fourth Amendment protecting Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures, there was no doubt that those protections applied to a person’s home. Indeed, courts have long held that the home…
  • Oct 10

    The many problems with eyewitness testimony

    The many problems with eyewitness testimony
    It used to be the case that a criminal conviction could be won or lost based on the availability of an eyewitness to the crime. Unless the person was caught lying in their testimony, it seemed, an eyewitness was the...
  • Oct 6

    High rate of drug overdose deaths calls for a better solution

    High rate of drug overdose deaths calls for a better solution
    The United States is in the grips of an epidemic that is growing more fatal as time goes on. Although rates of drug use and abuse have been high for decades, the rate of heroin and narcotic painkiller overdose deaths...
Rank this Week: 2173

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Women in Framingham Charged with Separate Assaults Against Each Other

    Women in Framingham Charged with Separate Assaults Against Each Other
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, two women in Framingham were recently arrested for separate assaults against each other. One of the women, Johnary Sanjurji-Fuentes called police and reported that her ex-girlfriend,…
  • Oct 15

    Framingham Woman Arrested for Assaulting Husband

    Framingham Woman Arrested for Assaulting Husband
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a woman was arrested for assaulting her husband last week. The article reports that Jarcente Kirnon of Framingham came home drunk and screamed at her husband. She then reportedly left the…
  • Oct 10

    Woman Breaks into Ex’s Apartment in Framingham

    Woman Breaks into Ex’s Apartment in Framingham
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, an Ashland woman, Marcilene Gomes, broke into an apartment in Framingham last week, with her two year old son in tow. A woman in a neighboring building called police and told them that she…
Rank this Week: 2311

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    How Can I Convert My Chapter 13 to Chapter 7?

    How Can I Convert My Chapter 13 to Chapter 7?
    There are two types of bankruptcies that Georgian families and individuals can file.  The first type is called Chapter 7.  Chapter 7 is referred to as “straight” bankruptcy where most of the debt is discharged. It is…
  • Oct 15

    What is “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy?

    What is “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy?
    Sometimes I am asked What is a “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy? Technically, there is no such thing as a chapter 20 bankruptcy filing. It refers to a process where a consumer files and receives a Chapter 7 discharge and then files for a…
  • Oct 7

    Can I Convert My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Convert My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    In recent months, many Georgian families have made the difficult decision to file bankruptcy in order to alleviate their financial burdens and to better position themselves to improve their family finances. There are two different types of…
Rank this Week: 1499

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds State's Implied Consent Statute Unconstitutional

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds State's Implied Consent Statute Unconstitutional
    Another state in our union has joined the bandwagon of those requiring warrants in DWI cases. In a unanimous decision, the Nevada Supreme Court held that, in light of Missouri v. McNeely, there was no basis for warrantless searches of…
  • Oct 10

    Get Rid of That DWI B-Card License Restriction!

    Get Rid of That DWI B-Card License Restriction!
    "ANY USE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS INVALIDATES LICENSE" It’s embarrassing, it can be awkward . . . and it is also avoidable. I’m talking about the shame that is felt by anyone who displays their Minnesota driver’s license and has…
  • Sep 24

    Does Our Breath Deserve 4th Amendment Protection?

    Does Our Breath Deserve 4th Amendment Protection?
    In this post, we focus on whether breath testing—as opposed to blood or urine testing—is (or should be) protected by the Fourth Amendment. Why would there be a difference and what are the implications? Towards the end of  the…
Rank this Week: 1853

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Woman in Jackson Arrested for Burglary

    Woman in Jackson Arrested for Burglary
    A woman has recently been arrested in connection with a house burglary that occurred on September 30, 2014. The Pearl Police Department has been looking for the suspect for weeks. According to WJTV News Channel 12, Zaria Khaleela Harris is…
  • Oct 17

    Pedestrians Killed by Train in Hazlehurst

    Pedestrians Killed by Train in Hazlehurst
    Last week, two people were killed after being struck by a Canadian National train in Hazlehurst. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened at about 6:15 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014. For currently unknown reasons, one man…
  • Oct 15

    Apartment's Liability for Third Party Attacks in Mississippi

    Apartment's Liability for Third Party Attacks in Mississippi
    In Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments, LLC, a woman and her minor children were tenants of an apartment complex. They were at home with a friend when around 8 pm, three people came into the apartment complex through an unguarded gate and…
Rank this Week: 2260

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2024

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Oct 15

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant
    Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014). Background: In No. 13–132, petitioner Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a…
Rank this Week: 1886

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
  • Sep 23

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification
    California has an implied consent law, which requires a driver that is lawfully arrested, suspected of driving under the influence, to submit to a chemical test. The tests that are typically offered for suspected alcohol intoxication is a…
  • Jul 31

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case

    California DMV & Chemical Test Refusals In DUI Case
    If you are driving a vehicle in California, you have agreed to a chemical test of your breath or blood to determine the alcohol and/or drug content, if you are lawfully arrested and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs,…
Rank this Week: 2092

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise

    Drug and Alcohol Deaths Continue to Rise
    The number of unintentional deaths in San Diego County involving the use of drugs and/or alcohol has been increasing steadily since the year 2000. According to the County Medical Examiner, this included 541 such deaths last year, an increase…
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
  • Aug 20

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego
    The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has led to nationwide demonstrations and concerns about racial profiling. Ferguson, a working-class suburb of St. Louis, was the scene of the shooting earlier this month. Police…
Rank this Week: 2056

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/
  • Oct 13

    DOJ Criminal Division's "New Qui Tam Process" - Attempting to Share in the Civil Division's Succe

    DOJ Criminal Division's "New Qui Tam Process" - Attempting to Share in the Civil Division's Succe
    Dear Readers:Sorry to have been away so long.  There is much to catch up about. The recent remarks by Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Criminal Division, at…
  • Jul 30

    Worth the Read: "Meet the Serial Whistleblowers" by the WSJ

    Worth the Read: "Meet the Serial Whistleblowers" by the WSJ
    I recommend the Wall Street Journal's recent article, "Meet the Serial Whistleblowers," by Peter Loftus, WSJ, July 24, 2014. The article profiles a serial relator, Dr. William LaCorte, who brought 12 qui tam False Claims Act suits against…
  • Jul 1

    Worth the Read: The Third Circuit Adopts a Lenient Application of Rule 9(b)

    Worth the Read: The Third Circuit Adopts a Lenient Application of Rule 9(b)
    I commend to you the recent blog post, "Third Circuit Adopts More Lenient Application of Rule 9(b) in FCA" by Robert Conlan, Jr. of Sidley Austin's Original Source False Claims Act blog. Rule 9(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure…
Rank this Week: 2427

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/
  • Oct 12

    Anucinski v. Florida: State Supreme Court Remedies Improper Theft Conviction

    Anucinski v. Florida: State Supreme Court Remedies Improper Theft Conviction
    Defendants can face theft and dealing in stolen property charges in connection with the same incident. However, Florida Statute 812.025 only allow defendants to be convicted of one of those two charges, when the alleged offenses are committed…
  • Oct 1

    Brown v. Florida - 3rd DCA Rules for Suppression Motion in Robbery Defendant Favor

    Brown v. Florida - 3rd DCA Rules for Suppression Motion in Robbery Defendant Favor
    One of the most valuable tools a Florida criminal defense lawyer can employ is the motion to suppress. If for any reason the evidence presented by the state was gathered improperly or is unreasonably prejudicial without being probative, a…
  • Sep 26

    Blood Evidence Questioned in Florida DUI Manslaughter Case

    Blood Evidence Questioned in Florida DUI Manslaughter Case
    Five counts of DUI manslaughter have been dropped against a South Florida man accused of causing a crash while high on marijuana. Prosecutors simply said there was not enough evidence to support those charges, but the move comes after serious…
Rank this Week: 1860

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Oct 10

    DEA: Medications Containing Hydrocodone Subject To Stricter Prescribing Rule

    DEA: Medications Containing Hydrocodone Subject To Stricter Prescribing Rule
      The federal government announced that more than 65 prescription medications containing the most widely-prescribed painkiller, hydrocodone, will now be subject to new, stricter federal prescribing rules as of this past week.   The…
  • Oct 8

    Who Can See My Record After an Expungement? – Louisiana

    Who Can See My Record After an Expungement? – Louisiana
      By Elizabeth B. Carpenter — New Orleans Expungement Attorney   The $25,000 question: Who can see my expunged record?   In my law practice, every client wants and needs to know whether he needs to state that he has…
  • Sep 18

    Gun Rights and Domestic Battery Convictions — Louisiana Law

    Gun Rights and Domestic Battery Convictions — Louisiana Law
          During the 2014 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers added and modified many laws pertaining to domestic violence.  One of the most significant actions taken was the creation of Louisiana Revised…
Rank this Week: 2397

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Second Offense Los Angeles DUI?

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Second Offense Los Angeles DUI?
    A person who has been stopped on the suspicion of driving under the influence will be charged under California Vehicle Code §23152. If a person has been convicted of a DUI within ten years, the previous DUI will be considered when…
  • Sep 30

    How Does it Impact my Los Angeles DUI Case if I have Minors in my Vehicle?

    How Does it Impact my Los Angeles DUI Case if I have Minors in my Vehicle?
    If you are stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence, you may potentially be facing a DUI conviction. There are certain elements that must be proven by Prosecutors beyond a reasonable doubt before a person can be convicted. They…
  • Sep 23

    Retaining an Attorney for a Torrance DUI

    Retaining an Attorney for a Torrance DUI
    DUI’s are common charges that people all over Southern California face. It is a growing concern, and not all drivers are stopped lawfully, or legitimately. Torrance, being an active, and lively area, there is a consistent concern for…
Rank this Week: 1525

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
  • Oct 9

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS
    I thought that this story (here and here) was fascinating.  Currently churches can lose their 501(c)(3) status if the pastor endorses candidates, as the church is no longer purely a religious organization.
Rank this Week: 2252

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Oct 5

    Google Glass: Privacy Issues and Backlashes to Glasshole

    Google Glass: Privacy Issues and Backlashes to Glasshole
    There’s a lot of talk about Google Glass and legalities these days. Let’s look at some of those issues, starting with a description of the device. What Is Google Glass? Basically, it is a wearable computer with a camera,…
  • Oct 2

    A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms – Interview with Festivale Magazine

    A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms – Interview with Festivale Magazine
    Shaun Kaufman and Colleen Collins, authors of A LAWYER’S PRIMER FOR WRITERS Australian online magazine Festivale reviewed our current nonfiction book A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms.…
  • Sep 19

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government
      Back in March, I wrote a blog about ATF agents who were suing the government, which began: ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — on their official website, they still go by the abbreviation ATF) special agent Jay…
Rank this Week: 2068

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child

    Supreme Court grants cert in a confrontation Clause case involving a child
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Ohio v. Clark, a case involving a statement by a three-year-old child.  As it happens, Steve Ceci and I have used this case as the touchstone for discussion in an article soon to be published…
  • Aug 9

    Two new lab report cases from New Jersey

    Two new lab report cases from New Jersey
    The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a couple of decisions earlier this week on lab reports.  They're worth comment, in part because they show the state of affairs in this still contentious area.In one, State v. Michaels, a lab supervisor…
  • May 27

    Cert denial

    Cert denial
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Turner, No. 13-127, Brewington, No. 13-504, James, No. 13-632,  Ortiz-Zape, No. 13-633, Galloway, No. 13-761, Yohe, No. 13-885, and Edwards, No. 13-8618.  Some of the case I had earlier…
Rank this Week: 1655

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 2

    Pay Your Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees With Community Service

    Pay Your Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees With Community Service
    Michigan’s Driver Responsibility Fees are assessed to a person convicted of drunk driving, fleeing and eluding, negligent vehicular homicide, failing to stop and identify at an accident, driving while license suspended or for…
  • Sep 23

    Detroit Police Ignore Open Carry Firearm Law

    Detroit Police Ignore Open Carry Firearm Law
    The Second Amendment of the Constitution secures a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. There are many who take this protection very seriously. The Second Amendment has been interpreted by the Supreme Court many times and is the…
  • Sep 8

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive
    A top Oakland County Executive able to get DUI dismissed because his lawyers were able to keep the case quite. In June of 2013 the top Deputy to Oakland County Executive to L. Brooks Paterson was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in…
Rank this Week: 1941

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Oct 1

    Removing the Barriers to Happine

    Removing the Barriers to Happine
    Linda Greenhouse, the Times’ former Supreme Court correspondent, recently wrote about the shifting views of the public on gay marriage and the prospect of the Supreme Court deciding once and for all whether  the Constitution…
  • Aug 25

    What White Flight Looks Like Today

    What White Flight Looks Like Today
    Below is a letter/article I submitted to my local community paper for publication.  After some back and forth, the paper decided not to publish it, at least in its current form, for reasons that are not worth reciting here.  I…
  • Jul 16

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court
    As the Supreme Court ends another Term the attention continues to be on the Justices themselves and their voting patterns.  This past Term featured a higher than average number of unanimous opinions.  But as Adam Liptak from…
Rank this Week: 1566

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Sep 30

    MA, MO Ban Defective Guardrails Linked to Fatal Accident

    MA, MO Ban Defective Guardrails Linked to Fatal Accident
    Massachusetts and Missouri have placed temporary bans on highway guardrails manufactured by Trinity Industries.  State Highway officials say the guardrails, which have been linked to deaths and amputation injuries, have a defective…
  • Sep 25

    Increased Court Fees Coming to New Jersey November 17, 2014

    Increased Court Fees Coming to New Jersey November 17, 2014
    If you have a New Jersey court date scheduled for November 17, 2014 or later, get your wallet ready. On the heels of Senate Bill 946, a slew of new and increased fees are coming to the state judiciary this winter.  The state court…
  • Sep 16

    Gov. Christie Signs Bill to End Lifetime Alimony in New Jersey

    Gov. Christie Signs Bill to End Lifetime Alimony in New Jersey
    This September has been full of legislative changes for the Garden State.  Last week, we wrote about the Christie administration approving sports betting in New Jersey.  This week, the Governor signed off on a bill to end lifetime…
Rank this Week: 2018

Public Defender Dude

Public Defender Dude

Commentary on criminal law by a public defender.

http://publicdefenderdude.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Why can't prosecutors convict cops?

    Why can't prosecutors convict cops?
    It drives me crazy!  You see the police do something that's just nakedly illegal, it's caught on video, it's morally and legally reprehensible.  And yet there are no charges brought, or if charges are brought they're undercharged.…
  • Sep 7

    Prop 36 - drugs and 3 strike

    Prop 36 - drugs and 3 strike
    I've written before on the fact that I consider propositions to be the scourge of California politics.  I still consider them to be so. In general, I think propositions are WAY overused in California, and they've actually replaced…
  • Sep 6

    PD Dude - Back posting again?

    PD Dude - Back posting again?
    Why post?  Why write?  How to keep it up? How to stay relevant?  How to write about things that are interesting to people who look at a specific type of blog and don't necessarily want to see someone pontificating on the rest…
Rank this Week: 1737

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Provides Ohio criminal appeals news, views and insights. By J. Adam Engel, LLC.

http://www.adamengel.net/appealsblog/
Rank this Week: 2292

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    August Traffic Court Result

    August Traffic Court Result
    LAW OFFICE OF JOHN STANKO, Inc. ________________________________________ JOHN W. STANKO Attorney at Law TRAFFIC COURT RESULTS August 2014 COURT CHARGE RESULT Marin Running a Red Light Dismissed! Marin Speeding on Hwy 101 Dismissed! Marin…
  • Sep 12

    10 Arrested for DUI During Marin County Labor Day Crackdown

    10 Arrested for DUI During Marin County Labor Day Crackdown
    Police officers in Marin County made ten arrests for drunk driving over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Three drivers were arrested at a DUI checkpoint in San Anselmo and two drivers were arrested for drunk driving during a checkpoint…
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup
    Two DUI checkpoints will be run by Marin County police agencies over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Police officers will be looking for drunk and unlicensed drivers. Marin County police will run one checkpoint from 6:00 p.m., on Friday,…
Rank this Week: 1568

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Sep 24

    Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, from MTV’s the Jersey Shore, indicted for filing false tax return

    Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, from MTV’s the Jersey Shore, indicted for filing false tax return
    MTV’s “Jersey Shore” star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino was indicted Wednesday on charges of filing false tax returns involving $8.9 million income along with his brother Marc.  The Situation…
  • Jun 14

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer

    Philadelphia EUO Lawyer
    An Examination Under Oath, or EUO can lead to serious consequences.  You are not required to have a lawyer and you will not be provided with a lawyer.  The insurance company will have a lawyer present so going into an EUO in…
  • Jun 14

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer

    New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyer
    Much like other states around the country, New York is cracking down on unemployment fraud.  Our New York Unemployment Fraud Lawyers have successfully helped clients with unemployment fraud cases.  However, you cannot just wait to…
Rank this Week: 1521

Collin County Criminal Attorney…

Collin County Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Texas criminal law and criminal defense. By Derk A. Wadas.

http://www.thecollincountyattorney.com/
  • Sep 22

    Texas "Improper Photography" law struck down by the Court of Criminal Appeal

    Texas "Improper Photography" law struck down by the Court of Criminal Appeal
         The state's highest criminal court recently held a portion of  the Texas "Improper Photography" statute unconstitutional and struck down the section of the law that prohibited recording or taking a photograph of…
  • Jul 31

    THE AUTHORITIES MAY NOW TRACK CELLPHONES WITHOUT A WARRANT

    THE AUTHORITIES MAY NOW TRACK CELLPHONES WITHOUT A WARRANT
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in July that the police do not need a warrant to access mobile phone subscribers cell phone tower data. The Fifth Circuit, which has the final word on matters of Federal law in Texas,…
  • Jul 30

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPUNCTION AND NONDISCLOSURE ORDERS

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPUNCTION AND NONDISCLOSURE ORDERS
    972 369 0577In the practice of law, I am asked questions on Expunctions and Non Disclosures on an almost daily basis. Many people are confused by the two. An Expunction Order and an Order of Non Disclosure are two very different legal…
Rank this Week: 2103

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting 15-year-old have HIV, according to Report

    Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting 15-year-old have HIV, according to Report
    The arrest of teachers inevitably makes news headlines. The Dallas Morning News recently reported on how a Richardson ISD teacher who was arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy later told police that he has…
  • Sep 9

    Texas Man Accused of Shooting Drunk Driver Who Killed His Sons is Acquitted

    Texas Man Accused of Shooting Drunk Driver Who Killed His Sons is Acquitted
      In high profile cases it’s not uncommon for the authorities to put together a case on the flimsiest of evidence. Take the recent case of David Barajas who was recently acquitted of shooting a man who killed his young sons in a…
  • Sep 2

    Police Seek the Killer of Five-year-old Girl in Dalla

    Police Seek the Killer of Five-year-old Girl in Dalla
    Few crimes shock society more than the killing of a child. We were saddened to read about how police in Dallas found the body of a 5-year-old girl at an apartment complex on Sunday. Dallas police were called to look for Kathrine Alejandra…
Rank this Week: 1552

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Sep 12

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.
    The Wisconsin State Bar Association discussed an appellate court case from that state regarding whether someone could be guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) on a bicycle.  The bicycle in question could be self-propelled by an…
  • Aug 29

    DUI fatality cases in Illinoi

    DUI fatality cases in Illinoi
    A news media outlet filed a report concerning a DUI offense that occurred in Illinois. The report indicates that 11, resulting in the death of a passenger and injuries to other passengers. The driver is charged with what is known as…
  • Aug 15

    Illinois DUI look back period

    Illinois DUI look back period
    Those who are arrested for DUI in Illinois must understand how long the look back period will be.  As is the case with much of the law governing Driving Under the Influence, the answer is not clear because it is based upon political…
Rank this Week: 2256

Black's Law

Black's Law

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

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Voir Dire: 2014

    Voir Dire: 2014
    We started the first trial in my law school class. The initial exercise was jury selection. I coached the students while they were standing in front of the jury box doing the exercise and later I sent the following notes to them:
  • Jul 24

    Bulldogging in Miami

    Bulldogging in Miami
    Naturally I read the legal commentary following Nel's cross of Pistorius. Most lawyers were critical, labeling Nel's sarcasm and bullying as argumentative and thus objectionable in a US court. While I generally agree with those observations,…
  • May 31

    Be Like LeBron

    Be Like LeBron
    Last night I watched the Miami Heat crush the Indiana pacers to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This victory was notable for two reasons: the Pacers were designed to beat the Heat and their defense specifically created to stop LeBron…
Rank this Week: 2052

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)
    Joe Dane named as Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County   I am honored to have been named by OC Metro magazine as one of the top attorneys for criminal defense. OC Metro Top Attorneys feature For additional information about my…
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
Rank this Week: 1862

New York DWI/DUI Blog

New York DWI/DUI Blog

By Carl Spector.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/
Rank this Week: 2215

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2010

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 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2293