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Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law in Florida. By Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.

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

    Competence to Stand Trial for a Criminal Offense

    Competence to Stand Trial for a Criminal Offense
    A criminal defendant has the right to a competency evaluation before proceeding to trial. This issue most frequently arises in criminal cases involving those with emotional or developmental disabilities. “Competence” is defined as…
  • Mar 28

    Evidence in a Florida DUI

    Evidence in a Florida DUI
    Florida, like other states, takes DUI charges seriously, particularly if a drunk driver causes injury while driving. However, there are a number of defenses an experienced DUI defense attorney can raise. Police officers must follow several…
  • Mar 20

    What Can a Sentencing Court Consider After a Guilty Plea?

    What Can a Sentencing Court Consider After a Guilty Plea?
    If you have been accused of a crime, you may be wondering how a Florida court looks at a guilty plea. Some people plead guilty hoping that it will buy them some leniency with the court. Sometimes this is a reasonable strategy, but not always.…
Rank this Week: 3037

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Mar 31

    Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure

    Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
    I couldn’t find the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure online in HTML format—only in PDF format—so I created them. You’re welcome. Copyright © 2013 Houston criminal-defense lawyer Mark Bennett. This feed is for…
  • Mar 26

    Harris County Criminal-Defense Residency

    Harris County Criminal-Defense Residency
    From Scott Ehlers at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office: The Harris County Public Defender’s Office received a grant from the Department of Justice to establish the Future Appointed Counsel Training Program (FACT) for new…
  • Mar 25

    The Ethics of Decolletage

    The Ethics of Decolletage
    My Three Commandments of Criminal-Defense Ethics: I. Thou shalt not break the law. II. Thou shalt put thine client’s interests above all else. III. There will be times when (I) and (II) seem to clash; at those times thou shalt ……
Rank this Week: 282

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: 1937

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
Rank this Week: 1017

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Mar 30

    New Details Emerge On Adam Swartz Computer Fraud Prosecution

    New Details Emerge On Adam Swartz Computer Fraud Prosecution
    This week’s must read story is the Boston Globe’s investigation of MIT’s role in the prosecution of Adam Swartz. Swartz committed suicide instead of facing trial on multiple charges of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse…
  • Mar 22

    Federal Judge Criticizes Overbroad Search of Email Record

    Federal Judge Criticizes Overbroad Search of Email Record
    A federal judge “admonished the Justice Department for repeatedly requesting overly broad searches of people’s email accounts, a practice that he called ‘repugnant’ to the Constitution.” Magistrate Judge John M.…
  • Nov 12

    Fifth Amendment Does Not Protect Against Disclosure of Facebook Posts and Message

    Fifth Amendment Does Not Protect Against Disclosure of Facebook Posts and Message
    A federal bankruptcy court has held that the Fifth Amendment does not protect against the compelled disclosure Facebook messages and other electronic messages — even if the content of those messages could be incriminating. The case is…
Rank this Week: 3775

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Mar 29

    Former Leominster Coach Charged With Sexual Assault

    Former Leominster Coach Charged With Sexual Assault
    A 36-year-old former youth football coach is slated to be arraigned Monday in Leominster District Court after an investigation led to charges that he sexually assaulted a boy, prosecutors said. Benjamin B. Brause of Leominster was arrested…
  • Mar 25

    Hunt for NY Man Expands to Western Mass.

    Hunt for NY Man Expands to Western Mass.
    Troy (NY) Police, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals have been looking for 25-year-old Jesse Sawyer since last week. He is accused of having sexual contact with three little girls he knew, ages six, four and three, and taking still photos of the…
  • Mar 18

    Sex Offender and Lottery Winner Held in Abuse Charge

    Sex Offender and Lottery Winner Held in Abuse Charge
    A Level 3 sex offender who once won $10 million from the lottery was ordered held on $5 million cash bail amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a boy "continuously" over a four-year period. Daniel Snay, 62, of Uxbridge, was arrested in…
Rank this Week: 173

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and…

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and Procedures in Dayton, Ohio

Covers DUI / DWI and other criminal defense issues. By L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, L.P.A. Co.

http://www.patrickmulligan.com/faqs/
  • Mar 29

    Can The State Of Ohio Take My Car If I Am Convicted Of A DUI?

    Can The State Of Ohio Take My Car If I Am Convicted Of A DUI?
    On a first offense DUI, the answer is no. On a second offense DUI, the State cannot take your vehicle but they are required to immobilize the vehicle (meaning you have it but cannot drive it) for a period of 90 days. On a third offense DUI,…
  • Mar 29

    When Are You Not Eligible To Get Driving Privileges After A DUI?

    When Are You Not Eligible To Get Driving Privileges After A DUI?
    When you are arrested for DUI, the officer will take your license and it will be immediately suspended. There will then be a time in which you will not be allowed any type of driving privileges. This is usually referred to as “hard…
  • Mar 29

    What Kind Of Fine Will I Get For A DUI First Offense, Second Offense, Or Third Offense?

    What Kind Of Fine Will I Get For A DUI First Offense, Second Offense, Or Third Offense?
    A DUI in Ohio has mandatory minimum fines, meaning they could be more but will not be less than the minimum. First offense minimum: $375. Second offense minimum: $525. Third offense minimum: $850. If you or a family member has been arrested,…
Rank this Week: 3873

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: 1596

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Supreme Court, Queens County...cont

    Supreme Court, Queens County...cont
    Thereafter, the defendant received the sentences that he bargained for and that his counsel requested be imposed. The sentences were not excessive. On his appeal, the defendant contends that all of his statements should be suppressed either…
  • Mar 26

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence ...cont

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence ...cont
    Upon review and consideration of the defendant's motion, the plaintiff's affirmation in opposition and the defendant's reply thereto this court finds that the defendant established, prima facie, that the conduct of the accused was not…
  • Mar 25

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence

    There was insufficient testimony of a history of physical violence
    In this criminal case, the Plaintiff is the mother of and Administratrix of the Estate of her deceased son. In April 2006, the son, who was age 17 at the time, was in the backyard of the premises visiting with his friend. The owner of the…
Rank this Week: 3396

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win
    In one of my recent driver's license restoration articles, I described the mixed blessing of my office receiving so many calls inquiring about hiring me for a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. I noted that, to my dismay, lots…
  • Mar 24

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women
    As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer with over 23 years' experience, it has long been the case that women are a significant part of my client base. In a recent conversation, however, I was reminded of some of the...
  • Mar 21

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win
    In order to win a Michigan driver's license restoration case, you have to invest a lot of time. As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, I guarantee that I'll win each case I take, by only accepting cases for people...
Rank this Week: 675

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI…

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI Information

By the Law Office of Anthony Spratley.

http://www.aspratley.com/q-a/
  • Mar 28

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?
    In New Mexico if the person you had sex with did not give consent to have sexual intercourse with you, then you can be charged with rape. It is not whether or not you consented, you must prove that he or she consented to sexual intercourse…
  • Mar 4

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?
    If the victim does not cooperate in a DV case, the DA has no case to pursue unless there are eye-witnesses to the crime. In most cases, the ADA dismisses the case if the victim does not show to court on the day of trial. If you or a loved on…
  • Mar 4

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?
    For a first time offense, if you possess up to one ounce, penalties include a fine between $50 and $100, up to 15 days in jail, or both. If you possess one to eight ounces, penalties may include a fine, $100 and $1,000, up to one year in…
Rank this Week: 3717

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: 2095

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Mar 28

    Great Result– Riverside, California Methamphetamine Case

    Great Result– Riverside, California Methamphetamine Case
    1.5 kilos of methamphetamine and no jail time! V.R was stopped along the Interstate 15 corridor where agents encountered 1.5 kilos of methamphetamine in her purse. It is curious how the agents call the major freeway I-15 a…
  • Mar 25

    San Diego Caso Federal de Drogas-Victoria!

    San Diego Caso Federal de Drogas-Victoria!
    El 21 de marzo de 2014 los abogados de defensa criminal Russell Babcock y Ryan Mardock presenciaron la sentencia en el caso de R.G; nuestro cliente había sido acusado de ayudar al transporte de miles de kilos de marihuana de un…
  • Mar 25

    Puedo presentar una apelación después de la declaración de culpabilidad en un caso penal federal o estatal?

    Puedo presentar una apelación después de la declaración de culpabilidad en un caso penal federal o estatal?
    Por lo general, cuando una persona se declara culpable, renuncia a la mayoría de los derechos constitucionales, incluyendo el derecho a un juicio y el derecho a presentar pruebas. Después de una declaración de…
Rank this Week: 3541

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Covers Illinois criminal, DUI and traffic law. By Gainor and Gosch, PC.

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 28

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime
    Illinois tollway drivers are finding out that state laws on speeding aren’t what they used to be. Drivers used to have to worry about misdemeanor charges only when speeding more than 30 MPH over the limit. But under a new law in 2014, a…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search
    People make mistakes… That’s just life, right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant, arrest…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web
    People make mistakes… Same as it always was, and will be. Right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant,…
Rank this Week: 4988

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    CPAC 2014 - Criminal Justice Reform

    CPAC 2014 - Criminal Justice Reform
  • Mar 17

    After 20 Hours in Solitary Colorado's Prison Chief Wins Praise

    After 20 Hours in Solitary Colorado's Prison Chief Wins Praise
    the New York Times CAÑON CITY, Colo. — The cells where inmates are kept in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary here are 7-by-13-foot boxes arranged in semicircular tiers. When the warden, Travis Trani, heard that Rick…
  • Mar 16

    Prison Clamps Down Following Colorado Prison Chief's Murder

    Prison Clamps Down Following Colorado Prison Chief's Murder
    The Denver Post One year after a parolee killed state prisons director Tom Clements, life behind bars — and beyond — is far different for Colorado convicts. After years of declining prison populations — reductions that Clements…
Rank this Week: 1091

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

News and Cases of Note Affecting Eighth Circuit Criminal Practice. By JaneAnne Murray.

http://behindthe8th.com/
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Safety Valve and Imposition of Ten-Year Sentence
    It is unlikely that today Alfonso Vega Diaz would face a mandatory minimum sentence under A.G. Holder’s new drug charging policy (no violence, weapons, minors, serious injury or death; not an organizer, leader or supervisor; no…
  • Mar 27

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge

    Eighth Circuit Rejects Cross-Section Jury Challenge
    In those increasingly rare cases that go to trial, the defendant is entitled to a jury “selected from a fair cross-section of the community.”  Defendants like Carlous Horton can be surprised to learn that this doesn’t…
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
Rank this Week: 2619

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 14

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?
    In an apparent bid for nostalgia to the late 19th century, the Tennessee Attorney General handed down an opinion on Wednesday that found Senate Bill 2580/House Bill 2476 would not be unconstitutional. The Bills propose to authorize…
Rank this Week: 2687

Mississippi Criminal Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Sumrall and Associates.

http://www.mississippicriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Three dissents in the Mississippi Supreme Court on March 20, 2014

    Three dissents in the Mississippi Supreme Court on March 20, 2014
    Its unusual for their to be multiple dissents in the Supreme Court in a week and this week there were three, all for disparate reasons. The first case was Sherman v. State.  Sherman was convicted of possession of precursors used in the…
  • Feb 20

    Another Speedy Trial Dissent.w

    Another Speedy Trial Dissent.w
    The Mississippi Supreme Court today affirmed that “the right to a speedy trial is dead and gone in the State of Mississippi.” Franklin v. State  Ricky Franklin was  convicted on one count of kidnapping and one count of…
  • Jan 3

    Recent MS Appellate Court Decisions.

    Recent MS Appellate Court Decisions.
    Lowe v. State.  The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Lowe’s convictions for exploitation of a child in the Free State of Jones, on December 12, 2013.  The State alleged that Lowe used his computer to download sexually…
Rank this Week: 2491

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

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: 3390

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: 1505

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1710

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Mar 26

    Louisiana’s Fight Against Heroin: Dying For A Fix

    Louisiana’s Fight Against Heroin: Dying For A Fix
        It only takes seconds to fill a syringe with a lethal dose of heroin.  Tuesday night’s dose can provide a pleasurable high, while Friday’s dose can have a 20-something year old discovered dead, foaming at the…
  • Mar 17

    LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement

    LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement
      I am happy to report that the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (LACDL) voted last week to adopt an official policy statement related to the possession and use of marijuana. The 2014 legislative session has a…
  • Feb 13

    Arrested for Cat Poop?

    Arrested for Cat Poop?
      Federal Crime: Mailing Injurious Articles Via The United States Postal Service     Looking for a job can be a drag, especially when you feel overcome by constant rejection.  If you find yourself feeling spiteful and…
Rank this Week: 3436

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer…

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers tax crimes, fraud and federal sentencing. By the McKeller Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseefederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Taxpayers Should Be Wary of Phone Calls from the "IRS"

    Taxpayers Should Be Wary of Phone Calls from the "IRS"
    Taxpayers have lost more than $1 million this year in a scam where telephone callers are impersonating Internal Revenue Service officials. The impersonators are calling taxpayers and telling them they owe the IRS money and request payment via…
  • Mar 18

    Knoxville Woman Sentenced to More Than 7 Years for Bank Robbery

    Knoxville Woman Sentenced to More Than 7 Years for Bank Robbery
    Twenty-year-old Jordan Nicole Nicley of Knoxville, Tennessee, was recently sentenced to serve more than seven years in federal prison for her role in a May 31, 2013 attempted armed-robbery of a local bank. According to court records,…
  • Feb 25

    Sevier County Police Officer Sentenced to 18 Months for Social Security Fraud

    Sevier County Police Officer Sentenced to 18 Months for Social Security Fraud
    Sevier County's first ever K-9 officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for defrauding the Social Security Administration ("SSA") by committing social security fraud. Joseph Laney, Jr., age 57, left the Sevier County Sheriff's…
Rank this Week: 368

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Covers Washington State and Seattle DUI defense, information and news. By Leyba Defense PLLC.

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Can you drive a vehicle if your license gets suspended from a DUI in Washington State

    Can you drive a vehicle if your license gets suspended from a DUI in Washington State
    The most common question I get asked is whether you can drive a vehicle if your drivers license get suspended due to a DUI.  In Washington State the answer yes.  However there are certain conditions that can apply that may or may not…
  • Mar 24

    Interesting article from American Bar Assoc Journal on DUI cases and McNeely

    Interesting article from American Bar Assoc Journal on DUI cases and McNeely
    The American Bar Association recently posted an article in the April edition discussing the future of DUI laws in light of the McNeely ruling.  It's not too often that the ABA journal takes up issues in DUI defense and/or prosecution, so as…
  • Mar 22

    Don't act like the "Biebs" if facing a DUI

    Don't act like the "Biebs" if facing a DUI
    In case you haven't heard Justin Bieber was arrested for a DUI in late January of this year.  As more time has passed some of the facts of the arrest are being disclosed to the public through the media.  Not surprisingly the…
Rank this Week: 581

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/
  • Mar 25

    The Police Called Me Regarding A Domestic Violence Accusation. What Do I Do?

    The Police Called Me Regarding A Domestic Violence Accusation. What Do I Do?
    First and foremost, be polite. It is almost never in your interest to speak with law enforcement without talking to an attorney first, so politely inform them that you’re exercising your 5th amendment rights, and that you would like to…
  • Mar 25

    What Happens If A Witness Doesn’t Want To Testify In A Domestic Violence Case?

    What Happens If A Witness Doesn’t Want To Testify In A Domestic Violence Case?
    In California, prosecutors have the general attitude that their job is to intervene and provide help for people they believe are victims, even if those individuals don’t want to help themselves. Therefore, it is extremely common for…
  • Mar 25

    What Are The Defenses To Domestic Violence Charges?

    What Are The Defenses To Domestic Violence Charges?
    There are a number of different defenses to a domestic violence allegation. For instance, false allegations are very common in domestic situations where hot tempers intersect with intense emotions. False allegations can come out of anger, or…
Rank this Week: 2856

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 25

    McNeely Continued - Warrantless Breath Tests Violate the Fourth Amendment

    McNeely Continued - Warrantless Breath Tests Violate the Fourth Amendment
    In Missouri v. McNeely, the Supreme Court held: "In those drunk-driving investigations where police officers can reasonably obtain a warrant before a blood sample can be drawn without significantly undermining the efficacy of the search, the…
  • Mar 11

    Cops Gearing Up For St. Patty's Day - Beware!!!

    Cops Gearing Up For St. Patty's Day - Beware!!!
    Monday, March 17 is St. Patrick's Day and the police will be ready so beware. A Prince George's County Police press release stated: PGPD to Conduct St. Patrick's Day Sobriety Checkpoint. Last year, nearly 550 drivers were arrested for DUI…
  • Feb 8

    To Plead Or Not To Plead (Guilty)? - That Is The Question

    To Plead Or Not To Plead (Guilty)? - That Is The Question
    In Maryland courts, hundreds of DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while impaired) cases are heard every day. The vast majority of cases are resolved by the defendant pleading guilty on the terms offered by the prosecutor…
Rank this Week: 3598

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES
    The penalties and fines for possession, distribution, growing, and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis span a range from probation to 30 years in prison. When you are charged with any crime relating to cannabis, you should consult…
  • Oct 8

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS
    You are prepared to try your client's DUI case. You are looking forward to the trial because you've got a good case and you are confident of a not guilty verdict. Suddenly, the State offers a plea to dismiss the DUI if your client pleads…
  • Oct 1

    TALKING AND DRIVING NOW ILLEGAL IN ILLINOIS

    TALKING AND DRIVING NOW ILLEGAL IN ILLINOIS
    Texting and driving has been illegal in Illinois for some time now. For those of you who like to talk and drive, be aware-or beware-that the General Assembly has passed a blanket ban on all uses of "electronic communication devices" while…
Rank this Week: 3848

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Body cams for San Diego cops – Who is really being watched?

    Body cams for San Diego cops – Who is really being watched?
    The San Diego Police Department announced a few weeks ago that it is considering equipping its officers with body cameras. Although the method of attaching the body cams to each officer has not been decided, San Diego is one of ……
  • Feb 18

    Hit and Run Epidemic in San Diego

    Hit and Run Epidemic in San Diego
    While perusing the recent news in San Diego, it appeared that there had been what we thought were a surprising number of hit and run accidents described in the various stories in our area. It can be argued that the … Continue reading…
  • Feb 10

    San Diego gets an “F” on its Meth Report Card

    San Diego gets an “F” on its Meth Report Card
    For at least several years, the media, both in print and on television, have been referring to what has been termed the “meth epidemic.” The stories focus not only on the production and use of the illegal drug, but also ……
Rank this Week: 4068

Law Offices of David A. Black

Law Offices of David A. Black

Discusses criminal law issues for people in Phoenix, Arizona.

http://www.dbphoenixcriminallawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Chandler Gunplay in the New

    Chandler Gunplay in the New
    It’s beginning to look as if guns might be a slight problem in the Phoenix area. We’ve taken a look at the news over the past few weeks, and it seems as if firearms are everywhere. And they are not only being used by people…
  • Feb 19

    Kidnapping Charged for “Bear Hug”

    Kidnapping Charged for “Bear Hug”
    A man has been arrested in Phoenix and charged with sexual abuse and kidnapping. Police say that the suspect grabbed the breasts of a woman and placed her in a bear hug before fleeing the scene. It is not clear whether the touching of the…
  • Feb 19

    Murder and Child Abuse Charges Dismissed in Tucson

    Murder and Child Abuse Charges Dismissed in Tucson
    When we read accounts of people being accused of and charged with criminal offenses, we often see the word “alleged” used throughout an article. The reason, of course, is that in our country, guilt, at least theoretically, is…
Rank this Week: 4064

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: 1680

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: 1671

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: 3995

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/
  • Mar 23

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Sentences Based on Uncontested Facts in the PSR
    How must a defendant effectively object to facts in the presentence report (PSR)? With “specificity and clarity,” the Eighth Circuit repeats in United States v. Pepper, issued on March 20, 2014 (published), so as “to put the…
  • Mar 23

    Historyapolis Publishes Blog Entry about Lena Olive Smith

    Historyapolis Publishes Blog Entry about Lena Olive Smith
    The fabulous Historyapolis Project, run by Kirsten Delagard, Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of History at Augsburg College, is running a series of blog entries this women’s history month showcasing notable Minneapolis women. On…
  • Mar 23

    In Sex Abuse Case, Eighth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Prior Sex Abuse Conviction to Avoid Confusion

    In Sex Abuse Case, Eighth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Prior Sex Abuse Conviction to Avoid Confusion
    The headline of this post may be misleading, since it implies a rare ruling excluding a defendant’s prior conviction similar to the charge at issue. In United States v. Patrick Brown Thunder, issued on March 12, 2014 (published),…
Rank this Week: 2394

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, law and technology stories, and first amendment issues from around Eastern Washington. By Stephen Graham.

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Handling a Citation Issued in Federal Court in Spokane, Eastern District of Washington

    Handling a Citation Issued in Federal Court in Spokane, Eastern District of Washington
    Generally, misdemeanor crimes committed solely within the borders of a State are governed by the State’s criminal code and resolved by the State’s court system. However, when misdemeanors are committed within the boundaries of…
  • Mar 7

    Is It Legal to Buy Prescription Drugs From Online Pharmacie

    Is It Legal to Buy Prescription Drugs From Online Pharmacie
    We have all seen the ads online? But is it legal to buy drugs from these online pharmacies? Let’s hear from my lawyer friend Rand Mintzer. The medicine sold by online pharmacies is often less expensive than the medicine sold at the…
  • Feb 28

    Brass Knuckles and the Law

    Brass Knuckles and the Law
    Although their popularity has waned somewhat in recent years, brass knuckles remain a recognizable weapon that occupies a prominent place in the American cultural canon. These implements have been depicted in a wide variety of novels, movies…
Rank this Week: 3540

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

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

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

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

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

    Favorite White Collar Crime Movies and American Hustle

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

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal

    Former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay Wins Appeal
    [Tom DeLay's photo from "Dancing With the Stars" from wikipedia]Did you hear the news? According to various news reports, a Texas appellate court has set aside the money laundering conviction of former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay. You may…
Rank this Week: 4248

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: 2021

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/
  • Mar 19

    Limiting Discovery and Preventing Claim Smuggling in False Claims Act Case

    Limiting Discovery and Preventing Claim Smuggling in False Claims Act Case
    Dear Readers:Joining the growing number of courts that limit or phase discovery in False Claims Act cases ("FCA"), the Southern District of Mississippi recently rejected attempts by the relators to obtain "unfettered discovery" so that they…
  • Mar 3

    The False Claims Act Is Not a Remedy for Technical Regulatory Violation

    The False Claims Act Is Not a Remedy for Technical Regulatory Violation
    Dear Readers:I recently came across another interesting example of a court refusing to permit the False Claims Act ("FCA") to be used as remedy for a technical regulatory violation that was unrelated to a claim for payment submitted to the…
  • Feb 5

    State Courts have Concurrent Jurisdiction Over False Claim Act Retaliation Claim

    State Courts have Concurrent Jurisdiction Over False Claim Act Retaliation Claim
    Perhaps everyone knows this, but I didn't: a relator may bring a False Claims Act (FCA) retaliation claim in state court.  Recently, in Driscoll v. Superior Court of Madera County, 2014 WL 333411 (January 30, 2014, Cal. App. 5 Dist.),…
Rank this Week: 3414

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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: 2168

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/
  • Mar 17

    The Lament of Zachary Warren

    The Lament of Zachary Warren
    Zachary Warren was a master of the universe. At least the legal universe. At 29 a Stanford degree, a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown Law School, a clerkship at the Sixth Circuit and a job at the Wall Street titan Dewey &…
  • Feb 17

    Cross Examination: The Sympathetic Yet Deadly Witne

    Cross Examination: The Sympathetic Yet Deadly Witne
    The challenge – how to cross examine, impeach or even just diminish the impact of sympathetic witnesses without losing your audience?
  • Jan 13

    Richard Sharpstein: A Tape Surface

    Richard Sharpstein: A Tape Surface
    In my post about Richard’s particular skill in presenting final arguments, I lamented there was no video tape of his courtroom performances. Fortunately I was partially wrong: Dore Louis, an excellent criminal defense lawyer and friend,…
Rank this Week: 2001

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    Sobriety Checkpoints and Civil Libertie

    Sobriety Checkpoints and Civil Libertie
    The  fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights states that: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no Warrants shall…
  • Mar 13

    Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drug

    Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drug
    Many people take doctor prescribed medications every day. And they drive. What is disturbing is that more and more drivers are charged every day for driving under the influence of drugs. But these are not illicit street drugs, just doctor…
  • Feb 27

    Breath Testing Machines are Inaccurate

    Breath Testing Machines are Inaccurate
    I really would like to know why Georgia persists in using breathalyzers to determine Blood Alcohol Content, while courts in other states have desisted or are questioning the accuracy of these devices and whether results obtained should be…
Rank this Week: 3595

Blog for the Law Offices of G.…

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

Covers criminal and personal injury law.

http://ricelawmd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3270

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)

    Dealing with DHS (in Iowa) and DCFS (in Illinois)
    Each state has its own child protective services agency.  In Illinois, that agency is called the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).  In Iowa, it goes by the name Department of Human Services (DHS).  A person who…
  • Dec 11

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime

    The Importance of Remaining Silent when Accused of a Crime
    When accused of a crime, most people will naturally wish to express their innocence and explain exactly how they have done nothing wrong. It is only human nature to want to defend oneself against accusations. However, doing so can be…
  • Nov 16

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement

    Iowa VASCAR Aerial Speed Enforcement
    The Iowa Highway Patrol often uses VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder) as a means of speed enforcement. Often, this will take the form of a police officer in a light airplane, who uses a stopwatch to measure the time it takes…
Rank this Week: 3552

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Mar 16

    Don’t Get Caught in the Cross-hairs of DC’s Gun Law

    Don’t Get Caught in the Cross-hairs of DC’s Gun Law
    A common, unfortunate scenario that often occurs in the District of Columbia goes something like this: Average out-of-state, law abiding citizen with no prior criminal record travels through or to the nation’s capital. We will call him…
  • Feb 16

    DC DUI Conviction: Part II Collateral Consequence

    DC DUI Conviction: Part II Collateral Consequence
    This post is the second part in the two part series discussing consequences of a DC DUI conviction.  The first part discussed direct consequences, which involved things like probation and jail time.  This discussion is not meant to…
  • Jan 16

    DC DUI Conviction: Part I Direct Consequence

    DC DUI Conviction: Part I Direct Consequence
    This post is the first in a two part series that discusses the consequences of a DC DUI conviction.  As I have discussed in previous posts, DUI’s in the District of Columbia are heavily enforced and aggressively prosecuted.  A…
Rank this Week: 2467

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/
  • Mar 15

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Loughry No.13-1385. BACKGROUND. In 2007, United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”) inspectors discovered that an internet bulletin board site called “the Cache” was providing users with access to images and…
  • Jan 28

    USSG 2X1.1 Incomplete Conspiracy Reduction - Boilerplate Rule

    USSG 2X1.1 Incomplete Conspiracy Reduction - Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Dosen No. 13-2223. The defendant pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit a robbery affecting interstate commerce, in violation of the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a), and to carrying firearms during and in relation to a…
  • Jan 10

    USSG 2B1.1 Number of Victims - Bank and Account Holders Are Both Victim

    USSG 2B1.1 Number of Victims - Bank and Account Holders Are Both Victim
    USA V. ROBERT LOFFREDI. NO. 12-1124. Robert Loffredi appeals his sentence of 78 months' imprisonment for mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1341. He challenges only the district court's imposition of a two-level upward adjustment for an offense…
Rank this Week: 1375