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Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
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Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Covers DWI, criminal arrest and court appearances.

http://www.austincriminaldefenseattorney.com/Law-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 25

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?
    Most probations or deferred dispositions require that you not commit any new offenses. While a ticket is a relatively low level of offense, it's still an offense. You should do anything to jeopardize the hard work you've put in to this point.…
  • Feb 19

    Affidavit of Surety to Surrender

    Affidavit of Surety to Surrender
    When you are on bond with a bonding company, they may seek to get off the bond. Two reasons the company may do this is because the defendant has failed to pay or because the defendant is not checking in with the bonding company. Once a judge…
  • Aug 20

    Richard Jones, ACDLA Board Member Unveils Portrait of Judge Wilfred Aguilar

    Richard Jones, ACDLA Board Member Unveils Portrait of Judge Wilfred Aguilar
    Our founding attorney, Richard Jones, an ACDLA board member is pleased to announce that on July 29, 2013, he had the honor of unveiling the portrait of former County Court at Law Judge Wilfred Aguilar. Judge Aguilar served as judge of the…
Rank this Week: 4411

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4680

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/
Rank this Week: 5072

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal…

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal Defense

Covers criminal legal issues in the Colorado area. By Nathaniel Baca.

http://www.mtnlegal.com
  • Feb 24

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver
      Often, when an individual has been charged with an assault offense in Denver, the prosecutor may add additional charges as the case progresses. It is common for offenses such as harassment to get added to a case involving 3rd degree…
  • Feb 24

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver
      Often, when an individual has been charged with an assault offense in Denver, the prosecutor may add additional charges as the case progresses. It is common for offenses such as harassment to get added to a case involving 3rd degree…
  • Jan 12

    Getting Criminal Cases Dismissed Based on Conflicting State Statutes and Municipal Ordinance

    Getting Criminal Cases Dismissed Based on Conflicting State Statutes and Municipal Ordinance
    While certain towns within Colorado and surrounding Denver may have their own legal rules, by virtue of an Ordinance or Municipal Code, there are different penalties based on where your case was filed.  Additionally, there may be an…
Rank this Week: 4587

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?
    In the hearing to rescind a statutory summary suspension, the defendant must first present a prima facie case for rescission, then the state must overcome this by presenting evidence justifying the suspension. People v. McClure, 218 Ill.2d…
  • Feb 24

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?
    In the hearing to rescind a statutory summary suspension, the defendant must first present a prima facie case for rescission, then the state must overcome this by presenting evidence justifying the suspension. People v. McClure, 218 Ill.2d…
  • Nov 15

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case
    The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right for the accused to confront his accuser. This language seems straight-forward enough, but the scope and limitations of this right is ever evolving. Two Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 2806

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

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

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?

    Under Cover Officer Goes Under the Covers in Orange County, CA , Part 2 Or Did the Cop Get His Happy Ending?
    The jury selection process was dicey. Who among you is open to the idea that the police aren't telling the truth and the Defendant is? A few hands went up. Most just stared at the Defendant wondering why she was going to trial. Who among…
  • Feb 19

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA

    Undercover Officer Goes Under the Covers In Orange County, CA
    In an effort to stamp out crime, the undercover officer entered the business slowly, looking around for any sign of the criminal activity. He thoughtfully removed a $100 bill and gave it to the suspect. He was directed into the darkness of…
  • Feb 16

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?

    Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay in Orange County?
    René "Boxer" Enriquez was a high level Mexican Mafia crime figure. His life was based on intimidation, murder, drug sales and evil. Boxer was a made member of the Mexican Mafia. What's a made member you ask? It's somebody who has…
Rank this Week: 1951

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense in Maryland. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC.

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

    Continental and FreeState Gun Range Cases Increasing Recently

    Continental and FreeState Gun Range Cases Increasing Recently
    As an Aggressive and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, I have handled hundreds of cases involving the illegal possession of regulated firearms by disqualified persons. These are very serious offenses that can carry mandatory 5 year…
  • Feb 20

    Child Pornography Case Successfully Resolved - No Felony - No Sex Offender Registration - No Jail

    Child Pornography Case Successfully Resolved - No Felony - No Sex Offender Registration - No Jail
    As a former Assistant State's Attorney and current Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney with decades of experience, I have handled scores of cases involving the illegal Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. These cases can be…
  • Nov 11

    Self Defense - Defense of Other

    Self Defense - Defense of Other
    As a Baltimore Maryland Criminal Attorney, I regularly represent defendants who are charged with Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. These are extremely serious offenses under Maryland Law carrying maximum sentences…
Rank this Week: 1755

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

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

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska
    Today in Alaska, an amendment permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. In November, 2014, the citizens of Alaska in a statewide vote to amend the Alaska constitution voted 53% for and 47% against this amendment. The vote, a…
  • Feb 20

    How Many Years in Prison are Federal Judges in Florida Sentencing Defendants in Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions?

    How Many Years in Prison are Federal Judges in Florida Sentencing Defendants in Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions?
    Mortgage fraud in South Florida continues to be in the news, as a multi-agency task force involving both federal agencies and local law enforcement continues to file criminal cases in both state and federal Courts. South Florida federal…
  • Feb 18

    Can the Government of the United States Tweet Under the War Powers Act?

    Can the Government of the United States Tweet Under the War Powers Act?
    The United States government has announced that it is expanding the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications efforts to “countermessage” terrorists groups. Propaganda has a long history of use as a governmental tool to…
Rank this Week: 4969

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Look Out for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015!

    Look Out for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015!
    <h5><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015</strong></span></h5><p>The good news is that you can leave the house for a few days and see some new things.…
  • Feb 9

    This is What Criminal Defense is Supposed to Look Like

    This is What Criminal Defense is Supposed to Look Like
    <p>I confess to being a little bit of a "True Believer" when it comes to criminal defense. My close colleagues and I do our best to humanize our clients, many of whom have done stupid things, and try to make others relate to their human…
  • Jan 6

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015
    <p>Well Austin, the day has finally come! On January 1st, 2015 the city's new hands free law took effect, and now the use of all handheld devices is prohibited while driving a car or a bike. That's right, bikes too, you one-handed…
Rank this Week: 4129

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/
  • Feb 23

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.
    ACCURATE AS OF FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Possession of Methamphetamines Weight Statute Class Time 0-5 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(1) Class 3 2-5 years 5-15 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(2) Class 2 3-7 years 15-100 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(3) Class 1 4-15…
  • Feb 6

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline
    United States v. Townsend. No. 13-2677. Background. Louis Townsend pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon and was sentenced to 71 months in prison. He challenges his sentence on several grounds, but the government questions whether…
  • Jan 29

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal
    USA v. Thomas Hawkins and John W. Racasi, No. 14-1892 & 14-1908 . Thomas Hawkins and John Racasi were employed as analysts on the staff of Larry Rogers, a member of the Cook County Board of Review, when they accepted...
Rank this Week: 3871

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Massachusetts Judge Changes Mind on Evidence in Aaron Hernandez's Criminal Trial

    Massachusetts Judge Changes Mind on Evidence in Aaron Hernandez's Criminal Trial
    In a former blog post, I blogged about how in December the Bristol County Superior Court judge in Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder trial ruled that the text messages exchanged between Odin Lloyd and his sister, Shaquilla Thibou, minutes…
  • Feb 2

    Aaron Hernandez Trial, Part 2: Prosecution begins its Case

    Aaron Hernandez Trial, Part 2: Prosecution begins its Case
    Good afternoon. Once again I'm Boston criminal defense attorney Ben Urbelis. This is my second video update on the Aaron Hernandez first-degree murder trial. The prosecution began putting forth its case after opening statements by calling…
  • Jan 30

    Criminal Defense Attorney Arrested For Defending Her Client's Constitutional Right

    Criminal Defense Attorney Arrested For Defending Her Client's Constitutional Right
    A criminal defense attorney was arrested for resisting arrest in the hallway of the courthouse where she has worked for the past 18 years. Jami Tillotson, a Deputy Public Defender for the San Franciso Public Defender's office was arrested…
Rank this Week: 4264

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Feb 23

    Another Successful Case for Caddell Weiland

    Another Successful Case for Caddell Weiland
    Dave Caddell from the law firm Caddell Weiland received a fantastic result this week for a client charged with selling alcohol to a minor. As a result of Mr. Caddell’s efforts on behalf of our client, the charge was dismissed. The…
  • Feb 23

    Hanover Va Successful Reckless Driving Case

    Hanover Va Successful Reckless Driving Case
    Today Dave Caddell from the law firm Caddell Weiland successfully defended a Reckless Driving by speed ticket. Our client received a ticket for traveling 87 mph in a 70 mph zone. Because the client followed the advice of our attorneys and…
  • Feb 5

    Hopewell Va Reckless Driving and Insurance Rate

    Hopewell Va Reckless Driving and Insurance Rate
    Hopewell Reckless Driving and Insurance Rates  Dangerous driving constitutes many disparate behaviors, each of which has the capacity to endanger the lives of both the driver in question, as well as any other motorists they encounter on…
Rank this Week: 3365

New Jersey Criminal & Collections…

New Jersey Criminal & Collections Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Rikers Ends Solitary Confinement for Juvenile

    Rikers Ends Solitary Confinement for Juvenile
    New York’s Rikers Island is the second largest jail in the United States, housing between 11,000 and 12,500 inmates at a given time.  It is also one of the most violent jails in the country. For many years, experts have…
  • Jan 28

    Moneyballing Criminal Justice?

    Moneyballing Criminal Justice?
    I recently learned about TED Talks.  In short, these are presentations by people who have “ideas worth spreading”.  If interested, you can learn more about TED Talks at TED.com. Anne Milgram, the former New Jersey…
  • Dec 30

    Representing Defendants with Substance Abuse Issue

    Representing Defendants with Substance Abuse Issue
    A large part of my firm’s criminal practice focuses upon representing criminal defendants with substance abuse issues.  These defendants are typically addicted to cocaine or heroin.  Many of these clients are simultaneously…
Rank this Week: 2768

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
Rank this Week: 3154

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Feb 21

    Police Corruption Hinders Philadelphia Drug War

    Police Corruption Hinders Philadelphia Drug War
    In light of recent allegations of corruption and abuse by six Philadelphia narcotics officers, District Attorney Seth Williams will throw out more than 300 drug-related cases, according to First Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann. The…
  • Feb 20

    New Report: U.S. Death Penalty is Rooted in Lynching Past

    New Report: U.S. Death Penalty is Rooted in Lynching Past
    In an article discussing Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for a death penalty moratorium -which was based in part on the risk of executing the innocent - the Atlanta Black Star writes about the Equal Justice Initiative's (EJI) new…
  • Feb 19

    Groups from Both Sides of the Political Spectrum Seek to Reform the System

    Groups from Both Sides of the Political Spectrum Seek to Reform the System
    Criminal justice advocates from both sides of the political spectrum have formed a coalition to work together to fix the system. The Coalition for Public Safety, which includes such diverse partners as the American Civil Liberties Union and…
Rank this Week: 424

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense
    Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles,…
  • Feb 16

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law
    What happens if the police didn’t read you your rights?  Can your entire case be thrown out or dismissed?   Please click to play audio (approximately 4 minutes):     Transcript of audio:   Hi – it’s…
  • Feb 12

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast
    Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting…
Rank this Week: 4877

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman
    On Wednesday February 18, a woman whose name was not revealed in news reports was handcuffed and taken into custody following a high-speed chase on Antelope Valley Freeway and Pearblossom Highway, according to articles at the Daily News.…
  • Feb 6

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man
    Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys know that deadly accidents occur every day on roadways in the Los Angeles and Redondo Beach areas. Tragically, a recent accident involving a South Bay bus left an 83-year-old man dead at the scene, while…
  • Jan 22

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence
    In 2014, Los Angeles saw a significant jump in violent crime; in fact, it was up 14.3%, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a January 12 news report at NBC4. According to Beck and Garcetti, the biggest factor in…
Rank this Week: 3442

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Covers Arizona DUI laws, DUI penalties, field sobriety tests and vehicular assault. By Koplow & Patane.

http://duiblog.arizonaduicenter.com/
  • Feb 17

    Scottsdale Crime Lab: The Supreme Court's Statement of Issue

    Scottsdale Crime Lab: The Supreme Court's Statement of Issue
    Today at 11:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding whether to reinstate a trial court's finding that - blood alcohol measurements created by the Scottsdale Crime Lab are unreliable.  You can read a history…
  • Feb 13

    The Scottsdale Crime Lab cases will be reviewed by the Arizona Supreme Court

    The Scottsdale Crime Lab cases will be reviewed by the Arizona Supreme Court
    The Arizona Supreme Court has decided to review the Court of Appeals' (COA) ruling regarding whether Scottsdale DUI results can be trusted.   Our ongoing legal battle over the defective software used by the Scottsdale Crime Lab (SCL) to…
  • Nov 11

    You have a bandwidth problem

    You have a bandwidth problem
    An analyst from a crime lab testifies that a defendant, who is charged with DUI, has a blood alcohol concentration of .120.  Despite the legal requirements that the state must prove the test is trustworthy, most jurors have made a blink…
Rank this Week: 4631

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Should I cooperate with the Feds in Jacksonville?

    Should I cooperate with the Feds in Jacksonville?
    Answer: No, you should not.  I wrote about this subject, generally, back in June of 2014, where I discussed the pros and cons of cooperating with prosecutors in order to get a better deal.  Based on my recent experience, however, I…
  • Feb 6

    What happens if I fill out the paperwork incorrectly when buying a gun?

    What happens if I fill out the paperwork incorrectly when buying a gun?
    Answer: You could end up in prison or with a federal felony conviction, is what could happen.  As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, I have represented those charged with gun crimes.  Consider the case of United States v.…
  • Jan 9

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?
    Answer: No, it is not.  Referral fees are illegal and are prosecuted by the federal government as kickbacks, especially if government medical insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) is used.  Consider the case of  U.S. v. Babaria,…
Rank this Week: 3075

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 2041

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    It’s time for some criminal justice tort reform

    It’s time for some criminal justice tort reform
    Our State’s most electable citizens have been hard at work protecting Texans from the plague of frivolous lawsuits that were destroying the very fabric of our State. Without our State’s tort reform laws in place who would be the…
  • Feb 4

    Our 2014 closed case stat

    Our 2014 closed case stat
    I get it, hiring a defense lawyer is a difficult decision. Clients are about to make a choice that may affect the rest of their life, and they want some degree of certainty before picking one of us. Many clients ask what our firm can…
  • Jan 30

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner
    They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whether you measure you favorite chemical indulgences in grams or ounces you need to take some basic cell phone safety precautions. First, a disclaimer, a warrant and a dedicated…
Rank this Week: 821

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney…

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

By the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC.

http://marylandcriminalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Bench Warrants in Maryland

    Bench Warrants in Maryland
    Bench Warrant Maryland | MD Criminal Defense & Be…: http://youtu.be/2A2VkkEt25Y
  • Feb 16

    What is a Stet Disposition in Maryland

    What is a Stet Disposition in Maryland
    Stet Disposition in Maryland | Stet Docket Maryla…: http://youtu.be/7xqJDKIvxJI
  • Feb 16

    What is a PBJ in Maryland?

    What is a PBJ in Maryland?
    PBJ Probation Before Judgment in Maryland | Maryl…: http://youtu.be/cKfIX9_0Pcw
Rank this Week: 4504

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal and DUI law. By the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG
    To my faithful dear reader (whomever you may be), let me update my terribly outdated blog. During my hiatus from blogging, there has been no shortage of news stories pertaining to criminal law and justice throughout South Florida and the…
  • Aug 14

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE
    This week's disturbing news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, is highlighting the troubling trend of militarization in American law enforcement agencies; a trend which is occurring right here in South Florida, as it is in most parts of the…
  • Jun 25

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING
    This week, the State of Florida has amended its "Stand Your Ground Law," allegedly "expanding" the law to protect "warning shots." The apparent impetus for this legislation was the conviction and sentencing of Ms. Marissa Alexander, who was…
Rank this Week: 1935

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Feb 12

    What is Criminal Nonsupport?

    What is Criminal Nonsupport?
    How Violating a Child Support Order Because Criminal Nonsupport Every parent has the moral (and legal) obligation to provide for the support and maintenance of their children. In every divorce involving children the court is primarily…
  • Jan 22

    What Are the Exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule

    What Are the Exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule
    What is the Exclusionary Rule? The exclusionary rule, in simple terms, allows courts to rule that a piece of evidence is inadmissible if it was obtained through illegal means by law enforcement, typically through an illegal search. If the…
  • Dec 17

    Christian v. Christian – Imputation of Income Analysi

    Christian v. Christian – Imputation of Income Analysi
    What Is Imputation of Income? The Utah Court of Appeals decided Christian v. Christian and once again addressed the proper analysis for determining an imputation of income. In that case the wife argued on appeal that the trial court had…
Rank this Week: 3101

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: 1812

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Published by Jason R. Antoine.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!
    This past week my client faced three days in jail and one year license suspension for a first offense DUI charge that occurred on Route 1 in Chester County, PA. My client was traveling on Route 1, observing the speed limit when two…
  • Nov 19

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”
    This case was a huge victory for the Antoine law firm. On Thursday night, November 13th after deliberating several hours, the jury returned a not guilty verdict to the charge of Driving Under the Influence. A conviction would have been a 5th…
  • Oct 27

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court
    In Pennsylvania there are currently mandatory minimum sentence laws that apply to drug dealing cases. Basically, when a defendant is convicted of selling or dealing drugs certain enhancements can give a defendant mandatory time in jail. For…
Rank this Week: 2060

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/
  • Feb 12

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that evidence seized from a single trash pull that corroborates tips and background information involving drug activity is sufficient to establish probable cause for a warrant. The case is State v. Jones, Slip…
  • Sep 26

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense
    The case is State v. Wine, No. 2014-Ohio-3948. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant who presents an “all or nothing” defense in a criminal trial does not have the right to prevent a trial court from giving…
  • Sep 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant is entiled to an attorney at a resentencing hearing. The court explained that “a resentencing hearing is a critical stage of a criminal proceeding to which the right to counsel…
Rank this Week: 1872

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw
    An Austin woman has sued the city and Travis County, claiming they violated her civil rights while administering a blood draw, according to a report by Statesman. The lawsuit states that on February of 2013, the woman, who was 24-years-old at…
  • Feb 2

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated
    According to a report by Keye-TV, on the morning of January 24, a 30-year-old woman allegedly hit a bicyclist with her vehicle at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Koenig Lane in Central Austin. Police believe she was intoxicated…
  • Jan 26

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    California is home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants. The estimate is said to be somewhere in the millions. Previously, many of these individuals had no choice but to drive without licenses due to the demands of work and daily…
Rank this Week: 3264

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
Rank this Week: 3250

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
  • Aug 4

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag
    Co-authored by Sam E. Antar and Zachary PrenskyThis coming Wednesday morning, Utah based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings. In its Q1 2014 10-Q report issued in…
Rank this Week: 1298

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

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

    The BOP’s “Second-Class” System

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

    Longstanding BOP “Crisis” a Top Justice Department Priority

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

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure
    OSHA has announced that its January 2014 investigation of FCI McDowell (WV) found that “correctional officers and other staff” there were exposed to “bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards.”…
Rank this Week: 3346

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

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

    Can I get my Maine criminal conviction expunged?

    Can I get my Maine criminal conviction expunged?
    Every so often I get a question from someone who is experiencing the negative effects of an old criminal conviction, and so they ask the question (can I get my Maine criminal conviction expunged)? Unfortunately the answer to the question (can…
  • Feb 4

    I already paid my fines and fees for OAS. Why is my license still suspended?

    I already paid my fines and fees for OAS. Why is my license still suspended?
    Every so often, prospective clients inquired about their suspended license. A common question asked is since I have already paid my fines and fees for OAS. Why is my license still suspended? Consider for a moment the fictional story of Billy,…
  • Jan 31

    Can an Assault Victim Sue for Medical Bills?

    Can an Assault Victim Sue for Medical Bills?
    I often hear this question (Can an Assault Victim Sue for Medical Bills?) from people who are facing assault charges. These people are concerned how severe the impacts are to a one time bad decision. To answer the question (Can an Assault…
Rank this Week: 3428

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

    One Sonoma CHP Officer Gets Two DUI Drivers on 101

    One Sonoma CHP Officer Gets Two DUI Drivers on 101
    Sonoma County CHP Officer Mike Phennecie arrested two drivers within a matter of hours on Highway 101 on Monday. Shortly before 6 a.m. Officer Phennecie stopped a Honda Civic traveling northbound for speeding, allegedly at 92 mph. The driver…
  • Jan 31

    Sonoma County DUI Enforcement Increased for Super Bowl

    Sonoma County DUI Enforcement Increased for Super Bowl
    Sonoma County law enforcement agencies will be sending out extra patrols to look for intoxicated drivers on Super Sunday. These special patrols are solely used to look for drunk drivers and to make DUI arrests. The Santa Rosa-area CHP,…
  • Jan 30

    Extra DUI Patrols In Marin For Super Bowl Weekend

    Extra DUI Patrols In Marin For Super Bowl Weekend
    The multi police agency DUI enforcement team, "Avoid the Marin 13" will be putting extra officer out this weekend to look for drunk drivers. Football fans on Super Bowl Sunday had better not drink and drive as the police will...
Rank this Week: 4164

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

Review of news and notable decisions affecting federal criminal practice in the Eighth Circuit. By Murray Law LLC.

http://mlawllc.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 3466

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1877

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
  • Feb 2

    Case Law Update (February 2015)

    Case Law Update (February 2015)
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last two weeks: Federal Law  United States Supreme Court Holt v. Hobbs: Justice Alito, writing for a unanimous Court, held that Arkansas Department of Correction should have…
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)
    Washington State Law Supreme Court of Washington State v. Homan:  In an opinion authored by Justice Wiggins and joined by Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Fairhurst, J.M. Johnson (P.T.), Stephens, Gonzalez, and Gordon McCloud, the Court…
  • Apr 21

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall
    In the past, Courts interpreted the medical cannabis statue not to prohibit the arrest of those found with medical cannabis, but to provide for their eventual exoneration through court proceedings. This was later interpreted in the case State…
Rank this Week: 4709

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 2775

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Shooting : Talking to the Police or Press After a Shooting

    Shooting : Talking to the Police or Press After a Shooting
    In July of 2014, an Arizona homeowner shot and killed one of two intruders who had entered his home in the middle of the night. The homeowner was eighty (80) year old Thomas Greer, who had been assaulted during the...
  • Jan 16

    Criminal Mischief

    Criminal Mischief
    This weekend as I drove through my neighborhood, I noticed a street sign had been knocked down... it apparently, had been run over. I remember thinking, "Somebody in Jacksonville had a good time last night." My criminal defense…
  • Jan 6

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Tip #163: Child Neglect

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Tip #163: Child Neglect
    Take a look at the picture above. Is there anything that troubles you about this picture? I'm bothered by the distance between the adult and the two small children that are walking several feet behind the man. Even more...
Rank this Week: 754

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed
    Aggressive litigation by federal defense attorneys concerning over-zealous federal drug-war strategies resulted in federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Illinois, specifically Chicago, dismissing federal conspiracy charges these…
  • Jan 27

    Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction Arrests In Pensacola

    Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction Arrests In Pensacola
    People need to be aware that, albeit often illegally, they may be arrested by merely asking questions to officers who are arresting someone else. The best thing to do is to observe as much information about the incident as possible from a…
  • Dec 12

    Ivy League Law Schools too Traumatized over "Ferguson" can delay taking Final Exam

    Ivy League Law Schools too Traumatized over "Ferguson" can delay taking Final Exam
    Law students at Harvard, Columbia and Georgetown Universities can elect to be excused from taking final exams if they feel disturbed by the grand jury decisions relating to the Ferguson and New York City decisions. As I understand it, this…
Rank this Week: 4588

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona &ndash; DUI &amp; Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 &ndash; DUI &amp; Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 605

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jan 27

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Wisconsin man was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million from at least 122 investors.  Loren Holzhueter, 69, was the subject of an emergency enforcement action…
  • Jan 26

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme
    An Ohio man was sentenced to serve twenty-one years in federal prison for his role in funnelling investors to the massive "Black Diamond" Ponzi scheme that ultimately duped over 400 investors out of at least $40 million.  Jonathan…
  • Jan 26

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men have entered guilty pleas to operating a massive Ponzi scheme that allegedly caused losses of over $100 million to victims who thought they were investing in a profitable ATM leasing operation.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74,…
Rank this Week: 1864

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

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

https://www.newjerseycriminalattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Snowmageddon 2015, And The Duty to remove Snow From Your Car in New Jersey

    Snowmageddon 2015, And The Duty to remove Snow From Your Car in New Jersey
    The Blizzard of 2015… In New Jersey, it was the event that never was. However, it is still a good time to remind people of their obligations toy remove snow from their car when it snows, imposed by motor vehicle…
  • Dec 2

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey
    As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, I have helped countless clients charged with possession of marijuana avoid conviction. Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana Under 50 Grams, under sub-section (4) of 2C:35-10 is…
  • Dec 2

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey
    As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, I have helped countless clients charged with possession of marijuana avoid conviction. Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana Under 50 Grams, under sub-section (4) of 2C:35-10 is…
Rank this Week: 3112

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/
  • Jan 27

    Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast

    Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast
    "What am I on trial for, gentlemen of the jury? . . . I am not on trial for having sought to bribe a man named Lockwood. . . . I am on trial because I have been a lover of the poor, a friend of the oppressed, because I have stood by labor for…
  • Jan 7

    Failure is an Option

    Failure is an Option
    Some days cross-examination doesn’t work. No matter how well planned, no matter how well the strategy executed, nor how tight the questions, the witness beats us. One particularly insidious type is the witness with an agenda. They…
  • Dec 23

    F. Lee Bailey

    F. Lee Bailey
    Representing the damned is damn hard enough, but then this life rewards you with a swift uppercut to the stomach. This is one reason why I am an existentialist. The most depressing legal ruling of 2014 (and the list is long) proves this…
Rank this Week: 5018

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
  • Jan 26

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?
    Is it possible to get off the sex offender registry in Iowa? If so, how can you get off the sex offender registry? Actually, you can get off the Iowa sex offender registry. The process is cumbersome and having a lawyer who is skilled in the…
  • Jan 25

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?
    When do police have to read you your Miranda Rights? The police are required to read you your Miranda Rights when you are in custody and subject to interrogation. Your Miranda Rights inform you about your right to remain silent and your…
Rank this Week: 1527