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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/
  • Apr 16

    Something brewing?

    Something brewing?
    Papers in three of the cases mentioned in my post of February 27 – Derr v. Maryland, No. 13-637, Galloway v. Mississippi, No. 13-761, and Edwards v. California, No. 13-8618 – have been distributed for this Friday’s…
  • Feb 27

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report
        This week, the Supreme Court denied cert in Medina v. Arizona, No. 13-735.  The case presented the question of whether an autopsy report concluding that the death was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma is…
  • Dec 17

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William
    An anonymous reader has pointed out that the second petition for certiorari in Turner v.  United States, No. 13-127, one of the cases that was GVRed (grant, vacate, remand) in light of Williams v. Illinois, came before the…
Rank this Week: 2002

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/
  • Apr 16

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization
    The dramatic comeback for marijuana decriminalization in Maryland is now complete, as the Governor signed the General Assembly's bill into law earlier this week. Come October it will no longer be a crime for a person over the age of 18 to…
  • Apr 10

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?
    This week the state senate for a second time voted to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana. The bill included a few modifications, which the house inserted over the weekend in order to satisfy enough delegates. Among the…
  • Apr 5

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet
    Marijuana dominated the media attention in the first three months of this year's legislative session, but state lawmakers once again made little progress when it came time to vote. Today though, delegates will convene to conduct one last…
Rank this Week: 2163

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor Yet another U.S. state has passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, on April 14, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley…
  • Apr 9

    Maryland Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Tracy Manzer, Price Benowitz Senior Editor of Content Maryland lawmakers on Monday signed off on a number of historic and important pieces of legislation before adjourning for the year, including a bill that decriminalizes possession of…
  • Mar 24

    Maryland Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Police Cars, Other Driver

    Maryland Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Police Cars, Other Driver
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor The consequences associated with driving an automobile after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol are wide-reaching and, sometimes, even lethal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety…
Rank this Week: 1507

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    The Smarter Sentencing Act - Tell Congress We Want Smarter Sentencing!

    The Smarter Sentencing Act - Tell Congress We Want Smarter Sentencing!
    One of the benefits of belonging to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is getting updates on their efforts to encourage Congress to make better laws.NACDL uses congressional district working periods as opportunities…
  • Apr 4

    What is DLAP? Drive Legal Again Program in Hillsborough County, FL

    What is DLAP? Drive Legal Again Program in Hillsborough County, FL
    The State Attorney's Office in Hillsborough County is using a new type of misdemeanor diversion program for anyone charged with a first or second criminal traffic citation for the offense of either:no valid driver’s license;…
  • Mar 10

    Tampa Police Department is Impounding Vehicles and Imposing $500 Civil Penalty under Tampa Code Section 14-30

    Tampa Police Department is Impounding Vehicles and Imposing $500 Civil Penalty under Tampa Code Section 14-30
    Forfeiture is a corrupting cash cow for the Tampa Police Department. By taking a person's vehicle and then charging them hundreds of dollars in towing and storing charges the Tampa Police Department is leaving families in financial ruin.Then…
Rank this Week: 1791

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2043

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/
  • Apr 14

    Fighting for Reduced Restitution in Fort Lauderdale Criminal Case

    Fighting for Reduced Restitution in Fort Lauderdale Criminal Case
    In some Fort Lauderdale felony defense cases, the defendant can be ordered to pay restitution and compensation to any victims who may be involved. In traffic cases, if you are or were an insured driver, depending on your policy, it's possible…
  • Apr 5

    Poor Condition of Vehicle Can be Grounds for Traffic Stop

    Poor Condition of Vehicle Can be Grounds for Traffic Stop
    Historically, courts have given a broad leeway to police officers when it comes to traffic stops, often granting a greater weight to public safety than to the rights of the accused. However, these powers are not limitless. If a police…
  • Mar 27

    Florida SB 1118 Would Impose Stricter Standard for Drug DUI

    Florida SB 1118 Would Impose Stricter Standard for Drug DUI
    Florida voters are on the verge of determining whether marijuana should be legal in this state for medicinal purposes, as so far 21 other states and D.C. have done. It's important to note that such a measure wouldn't make driving while…
Rank this Week: 1763

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence
    With Summer right around the corner there's no doubt many of you will be looking to hit the waterways. With that in mind, it may be a good time to remind everyone of the drinking and boating laws in Tennessee. Boating under the Influence is…
  • Apr 9

    BOLO: Be On the Look Out: Tennessee Highway Patrol Kicks Off Campaign to Enforce Texting While Driving Law

    BOLO: Be On the Look Out: Tennessee Highway Patrol Kicks Off Campaign to Enforce Texting While Driving Law
    On April 3rd the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced a campaign that will take aim at distracted drivers. We have all seen these drivers, and we maybe ones ourselves. This campaign includes placing troopers and local law enforcement in SUVs…
  • Apr 8

    Being Convicted Of Domestic Assault In Tennessee Will Keep You From Owning A Gun

    Being Convicted Of Domestic Assault In Tennessee Will Keep You From Owning A Gun
    Did you know that if you plead guilty even to a misdemeanor domestic assault in Tennessee you will be prohibited from not only owning a gun or other firearm but you cannot be involved in the sale of guns, firearms, and even ammunition? …
Rank this Week: 2087

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

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

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce
    Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your…
  • Mar 15

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014
    INTRODUCTION ​The Utah Supreme Court decided Baird v. Baird on March 7, 2014. In this case, the Court clarified the approach to determining whether a party has suffered “emotional distress” for purposes of obtaining a…
  • Jan 30

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen
    UPDATED January 30, 2014. Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen Kidd v. Kidd, 2014 Utah App 26 Below is a synopsis of the recent Utah Appellate Court ruling in Kidd v. Kidd.  Although, at a glance the…
Rank this Week: 2139

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Rhode Island criminal law and constitutional criminal rights. By Matthew T. Marin.

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

    Can I Expunge My Felony Charge in Rhode Island?

    Can I Expunge My Felony Charge in Rhode Island?
    A question that is frequently asked by potential clients is whether they can expunge a prior felony offense.  While the question may seem straightforward, such a determination can be difficult.  First, your felony charge must be…
  • Apr 12

    Assault Charges Dismissed in the Rhode Island District Court

    Assault Charges Dismissed in the Rhode Island District Court
    We are pleased to report that yesterday morning charges of misdemeanor simple assault and battery pending against a Client were DISMISSED in the Rhode Island District Court.  The Client had been facing a misdemeanor charge of simple…
  • Apr 10

    DUI Charges Dismissed in Rhode Island District Court

    DUI Charges Dismissed in Rhode Island District Court
    Rhode Island DUI charges pending against a Client were dismissed today in the Fourth Division District Court in Wakefield, Rhode Island.  The charge, DUI with blood alcohol content between 0.10 and 0.15, was completely dismissed after…
Rank this Week: 1861

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición
    Foto:Peru21.Si bien se ha dictado una sentencia condenatoria y se ha dispuesto su búsqueda y captura internacionales, el camino a la extradición de Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines no será…
  • Apr 1

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú
    Comparto este correo remitido por la Agregada Cultural y de Prensa de la Embajada de Suiza. Es una grata noticia difundir los 50 años de la Cooperación Suiza.Con tal motivo comentaremos en estos días las…
  • Mar 25

    Tratado de extradición Perú Corea

    Tratado de extradición Perú Corea
    Las relaciones extradicionales entre la República del Perú y la República de Corea, se rigen por un Tratado de Extradición.Este Tratado de Extradición fue suscrito en Lima, el 05 de diciembre de 2003. El…
Rank this Week: 1847

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Apr 10

    What Happens If I’m Caught Receiving Marijuana Through The Mail?

    What Happens If I’m Caught Receiving Marijuana Through The Mail?
    Now that two states have legalized marijuana and many more allow various approaches to Medical Marijuana, you may feel like it’s pretty safe to ask a friend in Denver or Seattle to mail you some pot. This is a big mistake. Whether you…
  • Apr 10

    How Does New York Detect Medicaid Fraud Among Health Care Providers?

    How Does New York Detect Medicaid Fraud Among Health Care Providers?
    New York’s Office of the Medicaid Inspector General is one of the country’s most successful Medicaid fraud investigation agencies, and has recovered well over $1B in fraudulent billings over the last few years. Medicaid fraud is…
  • Mar 29

    What’s The Penalty For Criminal Possession of a Firearm in New York?

    What’s The Penalty For Criminal Possession of a Firearm in New York?
    After the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, New York’s lawmakers took steps designed to minimize the risk of similar incidents here. One of the changes that followed that tragic incident was to boost the penalty of carrying an unlicensed or…
Rank this Week: 1886

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    The Top 3 Reasons to Refuse & To Take Field Sobriety Test

    The Top 3 Reasons to Refuse & To Take Field Sobriety Test
    This is a really hard question with no right answer.  Instead of throwing out what I would call a “tough-guy” blog saying you should always refuse any police request 100% of the time, I’ll give you my thoughts on…
  • Mar 17

    Differences Between the Juvenile Justice System and the Adult Criminal Justice System

    Differences Between the Juvenile Justice System and the Adult Criminal Justice System
    You often hear about people being in the juvenile criminal justice system, and you may wonder “what exactly is the difference between the adult criminal justice system and the system that deals with juveniles?”  There are…
  • Mar 13

    What Happens on Juvenile Probation?

    What Happens on Juvenile Probation?
    Juvenile cases often end in some type of probation, so if your child is going through the juvenile criminal justice system, it is worth taking the time to learn what can be required as a condition of juvenile probation. If…Read more…
Rank this Week: 1668

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Apr 8

    Blithely We Go

    Blithely We Go
    In 2008, Edward Robb Ellis’s, A Diary of the Century: Tales from America’s Greatest Diarist, was published. In it, the retired journalist chronicled his life from 1927 to 1995, keeping track of what was happening in his life, and…
  • Mar 23

    The Suspicion Tax

    The Suspicion Tax
    Scott Greenfield wrote a post Friday on a topic that I’ve often wondered over, and which I’ve occasionally discussed with other attorneys. This is the question of the delay between a warrantless arrest, and the time when the…
  • Feb 19

    We Are Not Nice People

    We Are Not Nice People
    We are not nice people. And by “we,” I hope you do not erroneously come to the conclusion that I meant to exclude you. At least — or, more accurately, I should say “particularly”–  in the United…
Rank this Week: 1748

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Are They Idiots Or Are They Liars?

    Are They Idiots Or Are They Liars?
    I wouldn’t be writing about Mesa twice in row if I didn’t think it was all noteworthy. This time, though, I’m a little less cynical. I refuse to believe the judges at Mesa City Court are anywhere near as simple-minded and…
  • Apr 3

    Move Along, No Preferential Treatment Here

    Move Along, No Preferential Treatment Here
    Last Thursday, we faxed a motion to continue trial to Mesa Municipal Court at 10:02 a.m. We sent the state a copy too, of course, though we’d also told the assigned prosecutor what we were going to do the day before. The court called…
  • Apr 1

    Sucks Not Eating That Cake, Huh?

    Sucks Not Eating That Cake, Huh?
    I covered a pretty amazing hearing recently. It wasn’t amazing because of anything I did. It was amazing because it perfectly showcased the disastrous impact of mandatory sentencing rules and a culture of punishment and cruelty not…
Rank this Week: 1692

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Covers Georgia criminal law.

http://www.gainesvillegalawyer.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 1970

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Apr 3

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right
    Update: On March 19th The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of current Domestic Violence offender gun ban to keep misdemeanor assaults as a preclusion to possess a firearm. The issue at hand was not whether dangerous violent…
  • Feb 25

    Be Honest About Marijuana

    Be Honest About Marijuana
    Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics Prohibitionists Debunking the Myths of Marijuana (Again) In recent events, many government agencies have been in the spotlight for their comments on the medical use and recreational use of Marijuana. These…
  • Jan 3

    Lawyers, Guns & Cannabis: Gun Rights and the Lawful Use of Marijuana

    Lawyers, Guns & Cannabis: Gun Rights and the Lawful Use of Marijuana
    With the medical and recreational use of cannabis being tolerated at many levels of government, there is one constitutional issue that remains undecided. Currently, it is unlawful for and user of illicit drugs to own, purchase, or possess a…
Rank this Week: 1733

Dayton DUI Information

Dayton DUI Information

Covers DUI for Dayton area residents. By Suhre & Associates, LLC.

http://suhrelawdayton.com/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Why You Should Oppose Annie’s Law

    Why You Should Oppose Annie’s Law
    Up front: This blog is not meant in any way to disrespect the family and friends of Annie Rooney who, in her loving memory, have promoted Annie’s Law with nothing but good intentions and concern for public safety. That said, here is why…
  • Apr 1

    Who Reads Anything Anyway

    Who Reads Anything Anyway
    You should.  Especially where it relates to a letter to drive from court. That is what you get when a court grants limited driving privileges on a suspension in Dayton, Ohio for DUI, OVI, or other offense.  If you don’t make…
  • Mar 12

    Dayton OVI Lawyer Speak

    Dayton OVI Lawyer Speak
    I presented at the Annual Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, or OACDL, Advanced OVI Seminar in Columbus last week. I focused on changes if the Ohio Administrative Code, OAC. The OAC regulates how blood, breath, and…
Rank this Week: 2194

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Search Warrant Requirements in Massachusett

    Search Warrant Requirements in Massachusett
    In a non-precedential case, the Massachusetts appellate court considered a case involving marijuana transportation from New York to homes in Massachusetts. There were many vehicles and people involved in transporting it. The Commonwealth…
  • Mar 19

    Miranda Rights in a Massachusetts Investigatory Stop

    Miranda Rights in a Massachusetts Investigatory Stop
    Miranda rights are frequently misunderstood. When police officers take a suspect into custody intending to conduct an interrogation, they must advise the suspect of his (1) right to remain silent, (2) that what he says can be used against…
  • Mar 5

    Disorderly Houses in Massachusett

    Disorderly Houses in Massachusett
    Boston police officers and those from neighboring suburbs are cracking down on local parties and particularly tracking houses that have a lot of noise and other complaints. Recently four Boston University Students were charged for repeatedly…
Rank this Week: 2013

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence

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

http://failedevidence.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 2

    Assuring Conviction Integrity with a Systems Error Reduction Approach

    Assuring Conviction Integrity with a Systems Error Reduction Approach
    Those of you who follow this blog have read (e.g., here and here) about conviction integrity units (CIUs): small groups of attorneys in a district attorney’s office who have the mission of investigating claims of wrongful…
  • Feb 5

    Exoneration Report for 2013: Behind the Headlines, Two Significant Finding

    Exoneration Report for 2013: Behind the Headlines, Two Significant Finding
    On February 4, the National Registry of Exonerations published its yearly report for 2013.  The Registry, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law…
  • Jan 22

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard

    National Commission on Forensic Science: A Step Toward National Standard
    Following up on my last post, in which I asked why there were still no national standards for forensic science five years after the National Academy of Sciences’2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States, and with…
Rank this Week: 2046

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Apr 2

    The King’s Term

    The King’s Term
    There is a scene in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart where the British and Scottish armies mass at a battlefield, ready to wage war.  Before the actual battle ensues, the head of the British army speaks with an underling who urges his…
  • Mar 31

    Opening Day 2014

    Opening Day 2014
    Today is Opening Day for the 2014 big league baseball season.  If there’s one change I’d like to see in the way baseball games are played and broadcast it is in the length and pace of the game.  Hitters as ……
  • Feb 16

    Almost a “One Man Terror”

    Almost a “One Man Terror”
    In my library is a compilation of Hemingway’s works as a journalist, entitled “By-Line: Ernest Hemingway” (Scribners 1967).  I came across it in a used bookstore in lower Manhattan years ago, although I suspect the…
Rank this Week: 1551

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Apr 1

    What is a Terry Stop and Frisk?

    What is a Terry Stop and Frisk?
    In 1968 the United States Supreme Court decided the case Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1. From that case is what came to be known as the Terry Stop Exception to the Fourth Amendment.  This exception permits a policeman who lacks…
  • Mar 25

    Do I have to Pay to Stay in Jail?

    Do I have to Pay to Stay in Jail?
    Getting accused of a crime is not cheap.  Take a DUI for example.  When you get arrested your car gets impounded.  You have to pay for your vehicle to be towed and impounded.  You have to hire a lawyer.  If ……
  • Mar 6

    The Three Primary Elements of Sexual Abuse of a Child

    The Three Primary Elements of Sexual Abuse of a Child
    The crime of sexual abuse of a child seems to indicate that the crime is sexual in nature, but when one looks at the elements of the crime that does not necessarily have to be true. The first elements of … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2294

Illinois DUI

Illinois DUI

Covers Illinois DUI law, including penalties, evidence (breath, blood and urine testing), and defenses. By Lewis B. Gainor.

http://www.illinoisdui.us/
  • Apr 1

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail
    Drive too fast and you might go to jail. No, seriously. And if you have been pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper, you may have been told the same thing. Under a new law in Illinois, speeding 35 MPH over the posted limit is a Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36
    For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s…
  • Sep 16

    Number of women arrested for DUI increasing, up to 25 percent of case

    Number of women arrested for DUI increasing, up to 25 percent of case
    Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation have alarmed anti-drunk driving advocates: more women are getting arrested for DUI than ever before. In 2011, the most recent year nationwide statistics are available from the FBI, women…
Rank this Week: 2329

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

Covers Michigan criminal issues. By the Leydorf Law Firm, PLLC.

http://michigancriminalattorney.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    Open-carry Gun Lawsuit against Flint Township Police. Was man improperly jailed on Christmas Eve?

    Open-carry Gun Lawsuit against Flint Township Police. Was man improperly jailed on Christmas Eve?
    This past Christmas Eve, the Flint Township Police Department arrested 21 year old John McMorris for allegedly carrying a concealed pistol without a permit. Ultimately McMorris was released without being charged for any crime; however, after…
  • Mar 28

    Probation Violation Puts Chris Brown Behind Bar

    Probation Violation Puts Chris Brown Behind Bar
    Chris Brown is behind bars…again. The R&B singer was dismissed from his Malibu Rehab Facility mid March for “for failure to comply with rules and regulations of the program.” Browns request to enter another rehab…
  • Jan 20

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology
                   Wearable technology has begun trending and has taken over as the new must have item. Amongst these new products, Google Glass is especially exciting for consumers as it functions as a…
Rank this Week: 1955

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1843

Harmless Error

Harmless Error

Covers criminal law in Maine and beyond. By Luke Rioux.

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

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year
    Read my latest post at the Portland Press Herald site: Legislative committee rejects 15 year OUI look-back. From the article:Second, third and subsequent OUI offenses have serious mandatory minimum sentences in Maine. Current law “looks…
  • Mar 19

    Meet Maine's newest crime: "Improper Contact"

    Meet Maine's newest crime: "Improper Contact"
    This is where they make lawsOn March 16, 2014 Governor LePage signed LD 1656 into law and created a new crime in Maine. It’s called “Improper Contact” and it’s an awkward fix for an unintended consequence of an…
  • Feb 24

    Samuel Ford v. U.S: SCOTUS applies Burrage to vacate a life sentence

    Samuel Ford v. U.S: SCOTUS applies Burrage to vacate a life sentence
    In its 2/24/14 list of orders, the U.S. Supreme Court summarily disposed of three criminal cases. One of them was Samuel Ford v. United States. Ford was convicted of selling heroin which caused the death of a man named Joseph Scolaro.…
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Mar 26

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever
    We previously wondered if Minnesota was in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis due to the constantly shifting nature of how the Constitution has been interpreted in DWI cases. There might not be a need to wonder anymore. Yesterday, a…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine
    We've already pointed out the Constitutional Crisis that is brewing in Minnesota. But what are other lawyers saying about the recently minted "Inevitable Warrant" doctrine? Carol Weissenborn is a well-respected public defender and law…
  • Mar 18

    Is There A Constitutional Crisis Brewing in Minnesota?

    Is There A Constitutional Crisis Brewing in Minnesota?
    "The point of the Fourth Amendment which often is not grasped by zealous officers is not that it denies law enforcement the support of the usual inferences which reasonable men draw from evidence. Its protection consists in requiring…
Rank this Week: 1728

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Will Florida Change DUI to DWI? Read Florida 2014 HB 299 and SB 1118…

    Will Florida Change DUI to DWI? Read Florida 2014 HB 299 and SB 1118…
    So for the past several years, bills have been introduced in the Florida House and Senate to change DUI in Florida to DWI. So instead of requiring the prosecutor to prove that a person was driving under the influence of alcohol to the extent…
  • Mar 20

    Florida DUI Rules for the Administrative Suspension – It’s Complicated…

    Florida DUI Rules for the Administrative Suspension – It’s Complicated…
    How do you explain the ridiculously complicated new rules for the administrative suspension? The rules have gotten so complicated that I need a timeline. This particular timeline applies to a driver (with no prior DUI arrest) who took the…
  • Feb 13

    Bureau of Administrative Reviews Tampa Office

    Bureau of Administrative Reviews Tampa Office
    So the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) office in Tampa, Florida, is closed today. Although my client was requesting a formal review hearing and was entitled to a 42 day permit after a DUI arrest, that is not going to happen today. The…
Rank this Week: 1811

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    What Should I Do If I Am Arrested For DUI In Orange County, California?

    What Should I Do If I Am Arrested For DUI In Orange County, California?
    You’ve just been arrested in Orange County, California for driving under the influence. What happens next? The most time-sensitive matter you need to address is the DMV Administrative Per Se (APS), hearing. You have ten days from the…
  • Mar 14

    Choosing The Right Attorney To Handle Your DUI In Orange County, California

    Choosing The Right Attorney To Handle Your DUI In Orange County, California
    Being arrested for DUI is embarrassing and can cause extreme anxiety, as well as the effect is has one one's day-to-day life. My job is to help you through this long, complicated process. From the DMV Administrative hearing all the way up…
  • Mar 7

    DUI Defenses To An Arrest For Driving Under the Influence

    DUI Defenses To An Arrest For Driving Under the Influence
    As a DUI defense attorney, practicing law in Orange County California for more than 20 years, I have handled hundreds of driving under the influence cases. My clients come from all walks of life. They include lawyers, doctors, business…
Rank this Week: 1813

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State
    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we spend a fair amount of time in this space discussing the law as it applies to searches and seizures, whether it's at a home, in a car or on the street. As Florida's Third District Court of…
  • Mar 18

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State
    "Conspiracy" is one of those legal terms that's often thrown around and of which many people are at lease vaguely aware, but relatively few actually understand. Generally, the law defines a conspiracy as an agreement between two or more…
  • Mar 11

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State
    Details matter. In Florida criminal cases, the difference between being charged with one crime over another can have a big impact on whether a criminal defendant is ultimately convicted and on how much time he or she may eventually have to…
Rank this Week: 2133

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Mar 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20
    When the federal government passed the Abolition of Early Parole Act, three inmates serving sentences for first-time, non-violent offences argued that the retroactive application of such legislation infringed their right not to be…
  • Dec 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
  • Nov 15

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62
    The Respondent, a labour union representing employees at an Edmonton casino during the course of a lawful strike, had run afoul of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act by videotaping individuals crossing the picket line during…
Rank this Week: 2066

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Mar 18

    Georgia Habeas Corpus and the 1st Amendment

    Georgia Habeas Corpus and the 1st Amendment
    The Volokh Conspiracy has post up about Strine v. Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Inc., a case the tests whether a Delaware statute that provides that judges may act as arbitrators in civil cases is constitutional under the First…
  • Mar 1

    The Judge as 13th Juror: Thoughts on the Fayette Rape Controversy

    The Judge as 13th Juror: Thoughts on the Fayette Rape Controversy
    Last week, a motion for new trial made news when Hon. Christopher J. McFadden granted a new trial after finding that the verdict was “strongly against the weight of the evidence.” The State’s reaction was three-fold. First,…
  • Jan 11

    Where Fundamentalism and the Law Meet Somebody is Headed to Prison

    Where Fundamentalism and the Law Meet Somebody is Headed to Prison
    Legislators in Virginia are contemplating changes to the law in response to MacDonald v. Moose (4th Cir. 2013), a case that struck down Virginia’s law that prohibited non-genital sex generally. Specifically, legislation has been…
Rank this Week: 2187

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim
    The lawyers at Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers have seen an uptick in people having their identities stolen for tax purposes.  Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information to get a tax refund from the Internal…
  • Mar 3

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report
    Public records such as judgments and tax liens can mistakenly be placed on your credit report.  This error happens quite frequently to people with similar names.  It can have a major negative impact on your credit score so you want…
  • Feb 24

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score
    When you have bad credit, or little-to-no credit it can be a struggle to find a creditor that is willing to give you an opportunity to show you are able to manage new debt. This makes it even more difficult to improve your credit. One easy…
Rank this Week: 2317

Philadelphia Criminal Defense…

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, drug crimes, and criminal defense in Pennsylvania. By Marc Neff.

http://www.philadelphiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    United States Supreme Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Enter Home

    United States Supreme Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Enter Home
    The Supreme Court recently ruled that police do not always need a warrant to search your property. As long as two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested, police may enter the…
  • Mar 4

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Apply “Good Faith Exception”

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Apply “Good Faith Exception”
    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has issued an opinion declining to apply the “good faith exception” for an individual’s arrest. In March of 2010, a Pennsylvania State Trooper received radio communication that a vehicle was…
  • Feb 11

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution

    US Supreme Court Struggles with Child Pornography Restitution
    Justices at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the difficult question of whether a person convicted of downloading and possessing two computer images of child pornography can be forced to pay $3.4 million in restitution to the…
Rank this Week: 1599

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Why I am I charged with Aggravated DUI?

    Why I am I charged with Aggravated DUI?
     Aggravated DUI as a Class 4 Felony is charged in Arizona if you were: Driving or in Actual Physical Control of a vehicle; and Impaired by alcohol to the slightest degree or over a .08 BAC; and You knew or had reason to know your…
  • Feb 27

    Scottsdale DUI Lawyer

    Scottsdale DUI Lawyer
    The Law Office of Aaron Black just launched its new website scottsdaleduidefenselawyer.com. Not only does Aaron represent Phoenix DUI cases, but he handles numerous DUI and criminal cases in the Scottsdale area. If you have been charged with…
  • Feb 24

    More People are Getting Home Detention for DUI Arrest

    More People are Getting Home Detention for DUI Arrest
    More people are getting home detention as part of their jail sentences according to azcentral.com. For a first time regular .08 BAC DUI the minimum sentence is 10 days in jail with 9 suspended (1 day). However, if you are found guilty of an…
Rank this Week: 1927

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Feb 24

    Theft by Texas (Part Four)

    Theft by Texas (Part Four)
    The punishment scheme for theft in Texas is relatively straight-forward by statute, which stair-steps from a Class C traffic level all the way up to a first degree felony. The statute says theft is: "(1) a Class C misdemeanor if the value…
  • Feb 10

    Theft by Texas (Part Three)

    Theft by Texas (Part Three)
    Theft does not even require that you actually take the property permanently. "Deprive" is defined to mean "(A) to withhold property from the owner permanently or for so extended a period of time that a major portion of the value or enjoyment…
  • Jan 15

    Theft by Texas (Part Two)

    Theft by Texas (Part Two)
    The Penal Code says that "Consent is not effective if: (A) induced by deception or coercion; (B) given by a person the actor knows is not legally authorized to act for the owner; (C) given by a person who by reason of youth, mental…
Rank this Week: 2325

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
  • Feb 24

    State v. Cabinatan - Burglary Conviction Vacated for Witness Identification Error

    State v. Cabinatan - Burglary Conviction Vacated for Witness Identification Error
    In criminal cases, eyewitness identification is notoriously prone to error, especially when the authorities overseeing the process fail to follow basic procedures to ensure that witnesses aren't improperly influenced. One scenario that…
  • Feb 17

    Parker v. Delaware - Social Media Postings Become Criminal Evidence

    Parker v. Delaware - Social Media Postings Become Criminal Evidence
    When it comes to admitting social media posts as criminal evidence, courts have taken varied approaches to authentication. In Maryland, the courts have establish that social media evidence is only authenticated through testimony of the…
  • Feb 12

    United States v. Richards - Exigent Circumstances in a Warrantless Search

    United States v. Richards - Exigent Circumstances in a Warrantless Search
    Anytime a person is approached by police and asked to consent to a search, individuals should avail themselves of their right to decline consent. This does not necessarily mean police won't still initiate the search, particularly if they…
Rank this Week: 2268

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI Conviction?

    What are the Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles DUI Conviction?
    If you have been charged with a Los Angeles DUI, the California Vehicle Code §23152 will outline the potential sentence that the Judge may issue. The sentence is not set and standard, it is merely a range that can be issued based on the…
  • Jan 30

    What is a Wilder Motion in a Los Angeles DUI Case?

    What is a Wilder Motion in a Los Angeles DUI Case?
    If you have been arrested for suspicion of a DUI, you still have yet to be found guilty. The process of being found guilty or not guilty of a DUI will occur through the criminal justice system. Either you may plead guilty, or you have the…
  • Jan 23

    Is a Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run one Charge if it Arises out of One Arrest?

    Is a Los Angeles DUI and Hit and Run one Charge if it Arises out of One Arrest?
    Oftentimes a hit and run occurs during a DUI. Many clients believe that because the charges arise out of one incident, that they are not two separate cases. While they may not be two separate cases, they are certainly two separate charges. A…
Rank this Week: 1691

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement in Marin County

    Super Bowl Weekend DUI Enforcement in Marin County
    The Marin Avoid the 13 had an increased DUI presence during Super Bowl weekend. A drunk driving checkpoint was schedule in Rafael on Saturday night starting at 6:00 p.m. and was set to end on Super Bowl Sunday morning at...
  • Oct 31

    Marin Drivers Beware On This Halloween Night - DUI Enforcement

    Marin Drivers Beware On This Halloween Night - DUI Enforcement
    The Marin Avoid the 13 DUI Task Force says that Halloween is the deadliest night of the year for child pedestrians. Therefore, they are warning drunk or drugged drivers that officers will be conducting an an extra aggressive enforcement…
  • Oct 31

    Yolo County Drivers - Don't Drive Drunk on Halloween

    Yolo County Drivers - Don't Drive Drunk on Halloween
    The Yolo County DUI task force, the Avoid the 8, will be conducting additional patrols tonight in an effort to stop and arrest drunk drivers. Local police officers, sheriff's deputies and CHP officers will crack down on DUI and impaired...
Rank this Week: 1739

Albany Lawyer

Albany Lawyer

Covers criminal defense, DWI, and the economics of small office law practice. By Warren Redlich.

http://albany-lawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Google Canonical Quirk?

    Google Canonical Quirk?
    How well does Google handle the canonical tag? We just found a quirk that makes us wonder. Here's what piqued our interest - we noticed some landing pages in our Google Analytics that were not consistent with our url structure. Check the…
  • Nov 3

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter
    The hot story of the week is the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The authorities have accused Paul Anthony Ciancia of being the shooter. There are some holes in the story. We'll see how this one turns out.
  • Jun 30

    DUI Book - July 4th Sale

    DUI Book - July 4th Sale
    The Albany Lawyer's new book is on sale this week. Fair DUI: Stay safe and sane in a world gone MADD includes practical strategies to avoid drinking and driving, advice on how to handle police encounters, and policy suggestions to protect…
Rank this Week: 1607

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona DUI laws, penalties, and defenses. By James Novak.

http://www.phoenixduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing
    "DUI arrests for "probable cause" doesn't mandate that the police officer show a driver was actually under the influence, only that it is probable that he was". A police officer need only have a reasonable suspicion that you have violated a…
  • Nov 28

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle
    How to avoid additional charges, and make sure your DUI stop does not turn deadly Recently a Mesa AZ police officer approached a vehicle and asked the driver if he had any weapons. The driver responded, affirmatively that he did in fact,…
  • Nov 4

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense
    Appeals Court overturns conviction holding that the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant knew or should have known of the suspension. There are several ways to get an aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona. Among the…
Rank this Week: 1579

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 1913

The Edelstein Firm Blog

The Edelstein Firm Blog

Features opinion and commentary on the practice of criminal defense. By David Edelstein.

http://www.miami-criminal-lawyer.net/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com
    Our firm is proud to be a highlighted service provider on Thumbtack.com Thumbtack.com is a revolutionary service that leverages technology to empower consumers and service providers while providing a more efficient marketplace. You can check…
  • Nov 25

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy
  • Nov 22

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System
    Yes, innocent people do get convicted. Granted, the segment of the population that has the most contact with the criminal justice system is the criminal element.  And the truth is that most people who are convicted are in fact guilty.…
Rank this Week: 2126

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 1688

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

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

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

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

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
  • Mar 9

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned
    John L. Fossum is scheduled to speak at a CLE on International Criminal Law, planned for May 3, 2013 in Minneapolis. Mr. Fossum will be speaking on the history of International Criminal Law and Ethics Issues in Defense in International…
Rank this Week: 2005

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

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

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 20

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police
    Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala issued a statement outlining the public’s right to videotape police officers. DA Zappala explained that a person has the right to videotape police officers who are on duty but people do…
Rank this Week: 1850