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Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • May 23

    Roderick K. Bridges, God’s Choice for State Court

    Roderick K. Bridges, God’s Choice for State Court
    Under Article Six, Section Three of the United States Constitution, “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The Religious Tests Clause made good sense…
  • May 10

    Much Belated Thoughts on Changes to Georgia’s JQC

    Much Belated Thoughts on Changes to Georgia’s JQC
    I meant to write a post on this topic at the end of the legislative session. Very late in the game, the Georgia General Assembly radically changed Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission, the ethics watchdog agency for Georgia…
  • May 8

    Removing the Stigma When You’ve Done Your Time

    Removing the Stigma When You’ve Done Your Time
    Last week, I was able to help a young man stay in the country rather than be deported to a land where he has few ties. The young man is officially a citizen of a foreign country. But he is practically an American,…
Rank this Week: 3848

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Covers decisions and opinions by The Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court of the United States regarding DUI law, Search and Seizure, and arrest procedures. By George C. Creal Jr.

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
  • May 27

    Culpepper v State Refresher - Defendant testimony at a motion hearing is not admissible at trial

    Culpepper v State Refresher - Defendant testimony at a motion hearing is not admissible at trial
    Culpepper v. State, 132 Ga. App. 733, 209 S.E.2d 18 (1974) is an old but very important case in the criminal law.  It stands for the proposition that the testimony of a Defendant in a motion to suppress can not be used against him at…
  • Mar 24

    State v. Oyeniyi-Will means May in Georgia DUI Implied Consent

    State v. Oyeniyi-Will means May in Georgia DUI Implied Consent
    State v. Oyeniyi-A15A1724, Reversed, February 4th 2016.  The State appealed after the Clayton County Trial Court granted Adeshye Oyeniyi's motion to suppress his DUI Alcohol Breath test results.  The Trial Court found that OCGA…
  • Mar 15

    State v Thompson-Constitutional Speedy Trial Lost Blood

    State v Thompson-Constitutional Speedy Trial Lost Blood
    State v. Thompson, A15A1626,Vacated and Remanded, Georgia Court of Appeals, November 18, 2015. Lauren Thompson brought a plea in bar concerning her DUI. The Trial Court granted the plea in bar by finding that her Constitutional right to a…
Rank this Week: 3361

Gideon's Guardians

Gideon's Guardians

By public defenders.

http://gideonsguardians.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Yes Yes I am a republican

    Yes Yes I am a republican
    I have been registered to vote since the day I turned 18 years old. I have attended a presidential inaugeration ( I was in high school) and have worked on campaigns for democrats as well as republican throughout my years opting to support…
  • Oct 11

    Renesting

    Renesting
    Every time I finish a big trial (i.e. 2005 murder trial) I have to clean. This drives Jack crazy. If my office is already in order which it usually is I attack his office (his usually is not). Lucky for Jack I am rearranging. I had ten…
  • Jun 5

    John Ashcroft: The First and a Quarter Kind of Loyalty

    John Ashcroft: The First and a Quarter Kind of Loyalty
    Like PD Dude, I noted the attempted John Ashcroft sickbed hustle by Alberto Gonzales (then White House counsel) and Andrew Card.
Rank this Week: 1239

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • May 19

    Attorney Robert C. Gigstad Selected for Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star

    Attorney Robert C. Gigstad Selected for Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star
    Gigstad Law Office, LLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Robert C. Gigstad has been honored by Kansas Super Lawyers this year. For his outstanding work in the DUI defense and criminal defense arenas, Attorney Gigstad has been included in…
  • May 16

    The Importance of Knowledgeable DUI Defense Counsel

    The Importance of Knowledgeable DUI Defense Counsel
    Attorney Robert C. Gigstad recently attended a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course, a CLE event aimed at giving attorneys insight into the latest SFST procedures and scoring used by local law enforcement. Attorney Gigstad only attended…
  • Jan 19

    Attorney Gigstad to Attend National College for DUI Defense Winter Session

    Attorney Gigstad to Attend National College for DUI Defense Winter Session
    At Gigstad Law Office, LLC, our firm continually strives to stay at the cutting edge of the criminal and DUI defense practice areas. To further our capabilities in the DUI defense arena, we are proud to announce that Attorney Robert Gigstad…
Rank this Week: 930

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 605

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 29

    Using Statistical Methodologies in Detection of Cheating in Academic Integrity Case

    Using Statistical Methodologies in Detection of Cheating in Academic Integrity Case
    An an attorney who defends academic integrity disciplinary actions at state universities, I am often ask to give an opinion on charges brought against students for cheating based on similarities of their answers on exams. For example,…
  • Jul 24

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen

    Remembering Attorney Emma Paulsen
    The Omak-Chronicle reported today the death of Emma-Paulsen, the elected Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney. I think I first met Emma Paulsen around 2005 when I first started taking cases in Okanogan County. She worked as public-defender and…
  • Jul 5

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function

    Jeffrey Havard and the “Gate-Keeping” Function
    “Gate-keeping function.” That is what you call the judge’s role in deciding whether to allow an expert witness to testify. The judge is supposed to screen experts to make sure that what they are saying is scientifically…
Rank this Week: 3220

Greenburgh Speeding Ticket…

Greenburgh Speeding Ticket Attorney Blog

Published By Tilem & Associates

http://www.greenburghspeedingticketattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3126

Gregory & Waldo Blog

Gregory & Waldo Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal defense.

http://gregoryandwaldo.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    What should you do if detectives want to question you about a crime?

    What should you do if detectives want to question you about a crime?
    The post What should you do if detectives want to question you about a crime? appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. Very often we are asked by someone whether or not they should speak to police officers or detectives who are asking to…
  • Sep 26

    Gun Rights and Domestic Violence Conviction

    Gun Rights and Domestic Violence Conviction
    The post Gun Rights and Domestic Violence Convictions appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. As we have previously pointed out, a conviction for battery constituting domestic violence can have life altering consequences. Because this charge…
  • Aug 26

    How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case?

    How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case?
    The post How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case? appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. In cases where a person has filed a police report against someone they know, such as a friend or family member, it is very common for them to…
Rank this Week: 1847

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Reform on bail and muni fines would be big boon for H-Town indigent

    Reform on bail and muni fines would be big boon for H-Town indigent
    Two different stories out of Houston portray folks chipping away at unnecessary local jail detention from different angles.Bail litigation adds oomph to reform pushFirst, see Lise Olsen's story, "Lawsuit adds pregnant mom who was jailed five…
  • May 24

    'I'm physically disabled" ... Zap!

    'I'm physically disabled" ... Zap!
    Last week Grits published video of a man tazed because he would not get up. Here is one of a man Tazed because he would/could not get down. James Sizer dropped like a stone when Austin PD officer Martha Cameron zapped him. He later died a…
  • May 24

    Visitation, data, metadata, predictions, and responding to drug war revisionism

    Visitation, data, metadata, predictions, and responding to drug war revisionism
    Here are a few items which both merit Grits readers' attention and enable me to clear my browser tabs:Dallas PD can't fill cadet classPoor Dallas PD can't catch a break. In the wake of media demagoguery about a phony "crime wave," now they…
Rank this Week: 91

Grotian Moment: The International…

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog

Case Western University Law School's blawg on international war crimes trials.

http://law.case.edu/saddamtrial/
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial
    Human Rights Watch recently released a report entitled "Even a 'Big Man' Must Face Justice": Lessons from the Trial of Charles Taylor. A copy of that report is available here: HRW Report on Taylor Trial. Below is the announcement from Human…
  • Jul 28

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic
    A former war crimes prosecution attorney and PILPG advisory board member reflects on the arrest of Ratko Mladic, alleged mastermind of the Srebrenica genocide. It is not often when one man is able to unite officials on both sides of the…
  • Feb 15

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle
    By Cameron MacLeod Since early 2010, the Seychelles has become the hub for prosecution of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles recently enacted a statute giving its courts universal jurisdiction to prosecute pirates brought to…
Rank this Week: 4598

Gufford & Brandt Blog

Gufford & Brandt Blog

Covers family law and criminal law.

http://guffordandbrandt.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 29

    Father’s Rights- What Rights do Father’s Have With Respect to Children

    Father’s Rights- What Rights do Father’s Have With Respect to Children
    Firstly,  the purpose of this blog post is not to say that I have any favoritism towards  Fathers over Mothers when it comes to whom I represent. I represent both fathers and mothers with equal vigor. So, this post should be equally…
  • Jul 29

    What is a Durable Power of Attorney in Florida and Why Should I have One

    What is a Durable Power of Attorney in Florida and Why Should I have One
    Durable Power of Attorney Q: What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Property? A Durable Power of Attorney for Property (DPA) is a document that allows you (the principal) to give authority to another person…
  • Jul 28

    Will the Police or Law Enforcement Help you Get your Child Back

    Will the Police or Law Enforcement Help you Get your Child Back
    QUESTION: My ex is keeping my son from me. she leaves him with her friends while at work.if i have a police escort can i get child back?My ex is keeping my son from me. she leaves him with her friends while at work. if i have a police…
Rank this Week: 3506

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 1544

Harmless Error

Harmless Error

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

http://harmlesserrorblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?
    As of last Thursday 5/15/14, major cell phone carriers in the U.S. will support text messaging to 911 dispatch. Most call centers across the country are not equipped the handle the messages but, interestingly, Maine’s have been ready…
  • May 6

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player
    Monday was an interesting day at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court approved of a local government opening official business with an explicitly religious ceremony, the judges refused to hear a highly anticipated challenge to a New Jersey law…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3779

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
  • Apr 14

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?
    You are crossing the street when you are struck by a car. The operator of the vehicle jumps out to see if you are okay and then starts yelling at you for walking in front of their car. If you are injured you should be taken to the hospital by…
  • Apr 11

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?
    Being seriously injured in a CT accident case can totally disrupt and completely change your life. Your daily activities can be significantly altered, you may be forced to change the way in which you go about performing even the simplest of…
  • Apr 7

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?
    You have been injured in a Connecticut accident case that was caused by the fault of another. It may have involved a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it could be a dog bite incident, it might involve a hit-and-run, it could be a pedestrian…
Rank this Week: 3038

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, business and litigation.

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession
        Being arrested can be a frightening experience, especially the first time.  For many people young and old, their first encounter with going to jail comes following an arrest for possession of marijuana (referred to in…
  • Apr 30

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015
    In order to expand its service offerings and accessibility to clients throughout Metro Atlanta, the Hernan Law Firm will be opening a second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015.  Please call our office at (678) 275-4000 for more…
  • Nov 19

    President Obama to make announcement on executive action on immigration on Thursday, November 20 2014 at 8:00pm

    President Obama to make announcement on executive action on immigration on Thursday, November 20 2014 at 8:00pm
    The President has indicated that he will make a long awaited announcement on his plan to address the broken immigration system on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00pm.  Information about the plan will be posted upon its release at…
Rank this Week: 3362

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    The Down and Dirty of Insider Trading

    The Down and Dirty of Insider Trading
    Insider trading has gotten a lot of coverage in the media over the last few years. Powerful executives and television celebrities have been convicted on charges of insider trading, showing that no one is immune from this kind of conviction.…
  • Aug 12

    Hindering a Secured Creditor: What It Is and What It Mean

    Hindering a Secured Creditor: What It Is and What It Mean
    Hindering a Secured Creditor in Texas Dealing with debt collectors in Texas can be a stressful situation. Creditors may demand that payments be made and, if the payments are not submitted on time, the creditors may threaten to repossess a…
  • Aug 5

    Am I Allowed to Own a Gun?

    Am I Allowed to Own a Gun?
    Gun Laws in Texas Texas is known for being a state that strongly supports 2nd Amendment constitutional rights. Millions of Texas citizens own at least one firearm, whether for hunting, personal defense or for recreational marksmanship.…
Rank this Week: 1756

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 42

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

Covers Texas criminal and DWI law, with an emphasis on Greater Houston cases. By Scheiner Law Group.

http://www.scheinerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 614

Houston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Houston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By the Law Office of Michael H. Pham.

http://www.houstoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Houston Man Arrested for Not Paying Student Loan?

    Houston Man Arrested for Not Paying Student Loan?
    Paul Aker of Houston, Texas was arrested at his home by U.S. Marshals for not paying his $1,500.00 student loan – a loan that has been outstanding since 1987. Mr. Aker was not actually arrested for not paying his student loan, he was…
  • Mar 3

    Houston Lawyer Discusses Diversion Program For First-Time Marijuana Offender

    Houston Lawyer Discusses Diversion Program For First-Time Marijuana Offender
    In Harris County, Texas police officers will offer a new program to first-time offenders caught with less than 2 ounces of marijuana. The program, introduced by Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, is called the “First Chance…
  • Feb 3

    Houston Lawyer Discusses New Texas Open Carry Law

    Houston Lawyer Discusses New Texas Open Carry Law
    The Texas House and Texas Senate passed House Bill 910 allowing concealed-handgun-licensed owners to openly carry a handgun in public. Also known as the “Open Carry” bill, this law took effect on January 1, 2016. Texas is now the…
Rank this Week: 2067

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack…

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack Carroll

Reviews some of his Texas and Federal criminal cases, criminal defense experience, and nuances in criminal law.

http://jackbcarroll.com/houston-tx-lawyer/criminal-trials/
  • Jun 30

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have
    When you are accused of a crime, it is your legal right to have representation. There is no reason for you to face the criminal justice system alone. Hiring a criminal justice lawyer [...]
  • Jun 20

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense
    Knowledge does not equal skill. This rule applies to many facets of life, but is most important when your freedom hangs in the balance. The law can be interpreted in many different ways. [...]
  • Feb 19

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County
    Amongst some of the more “in the know” criminal defense lawyers in Houston, there’s been some off the record discussion about an expected storm of internet child pornography cases coming out of Montgomery County, TX. Most…
Rank this Week: 395

Houston DWI Law Blog

Houston DWI Law Blog

Covers Houston DWI laws and the implications of a DWI on your record. By Johnson Johnson & Baer.

http://www.houstondwilawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol
    A Hartford, Connecticut woman recently died after her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment and killed her. Before the ex-boyfriend came over, police said that he smoked crack cocaine and drank alcohol. The man then went to her the woman’s…
  • Nov 6

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident
    A Chandler grandmother has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter during a car accident in July. The accident occurred a few miles outside of the Tyler city limits around…
  • Feb 14

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued
    Who is Liable, the seller or the drinker? Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub is being sued again following the death of Robert Wilhite’s 2011 death.  Wilhite’s family is accusing the pub of over-serving alcoholic beverages to…
Rank this Week: 335

Houston Lawyer Blog

Houston Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense issues. By the Charles Johnson Law Firm.

http://www.houstonlawyer.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket
    Traffic Citation in Houston? If you have been ticketed in the Houston area, or if you have a Texas Warrant or License Suspension, call today. We are ready to give you a free, confidential consultation to discuss your rights and options.…
  • Oct 1

    Looking for a Parole Attorney in Texas? The Charles Johnson Law Firm Will Offer Expert Guidance

    Looking for a Parole Attorney in Texas? The Charles Johnson Law Firm Will Offer Expert Guidance
    The Charles Johnson Law Firm has been helping inmates obtain parole for 20 years. As a criminal parole lawyer, Attorney Johnson will not only help you at the parole hearing but will also guide you though the process of preparing you for the…
  • Sep 10

    Facing Criminal Charges for Homicide? Houston Homicide Lawyer Charles Johnson is the Right Lawyer for You

    Facing Criminal Charges for Homicide? Houston Homicide Lawyer Charles Johnson is the Right Lawyer for You
    Are you currently in a situation where you are facing criminal charges for Murder? Houston Criminal Homicide Lawyer Charles Johnson represents clients charged with Homicide crimes throughout all of Texas. The Charles Johnson Law Firm can…
Rank this Week: 3008

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 27

    Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.

    Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.
    What’s the cost to our communities of outlawing sex work? Amnesty International’s new reports lead off with a brutal list of consequences: “Beatings. Rape. Harassment. Forced HIV testing. Exploitation. Extortion. Forced…
  • May 27

    El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail

    El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail
    On 20 May 2016, Maria Teresa Rivera was finally freed from prison in El Salvador after a judge dismissed the charges against her. In 2011, she had been given a 40-year sentence after suffering a miscarriage. Thousands of people across the…
  • May 24

    Azerbaijan: Khadija, On Your Birthday, You Are Not Alone!

    Azerbaijan: Khadija, On Your Birthday, You Are Not Alone!
    Renowned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova turns forty on Friday, May 27, celebrating her birthday for the second consecutive year in Baku’s Kurdukhani jail. Please join Amnesty International in wishing Khadija a happy…
Rank this Week: 30

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • May 6

    How can it have been so long since I last posted? Answer – too much to do, too little time!

    How can it have been so long since I last posted? Answer – too much to do, too little time!
    Yesterday I was complaining to Courtney and Will that we needed to get writing. “Why haven’t you two been posting anything to the blog? It’s not like there isn’t interest out there about our cases and the law…
  • Feb 3

    Record Number of False Convictions in 2015 – Who Says You Don’t Need the Best Lawyer You Can Afford!

    Record Number of False Convictions in 2015 – Who Says You Don’t Need the Best Lawyer You Can Afford!
    After 35 years practicing criminal defense, I am sometimes cynical about our system of justice. Prosecutors overcharge offenses in an attempt to prompt a plea from defendants. Defendants are seldom “presumed innocent” in the eyes…
  • Dec 16

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case

    Peterson Lawyers Join the Yantis Case
        We have joined with the Spence Law Firm out of Jackson, Woming and Paul Winward of Boise to represent the family of slain Council rancher Jack Yantis. An interview discussing the case is available from Channel 7 News here. Not…
Rank this Week: 969

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    D2 Fatal Crash US FS Rd 250 near Pierce ID

    D2 Fatal Crash US FS Rd 250 near Pierce ID
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release List Server DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • May 28

    Final update: Fatality Crash near Hollister

    Final update: Fatality Crash near Hollister
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • May 28

    Update:crash US-93 near Hollister

    Update:crash US-93 near Hollister
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 194

Illinois Criminal & Civil Defense…

Illinois Criminal & Civil Defense Blog

Covers criminal and civil law in Illinois. By Appelman & Associates LLC.

http://blog.appelmanlawyers.com/
  • Nov 26

    Naperville Babysitter Pleads Not Guilty in Televised Arraignment

    Naperville Babysitter Pleads Not Guilty in Televised Arraignment
    When Naperville babysitter Elzbieta Plackowska pled not guilty to the murder of two young children, she did so in front of cameras, which were allowed in a DuPage County courtroom for the first time in the county’s history.
  • Nov 21

    Kane County to Crack Down on Drunk Driving during Thanksgiving Holiday

    Kane County to Crack Down on Drunk Driving during Thanksgiving Holiday
    Police in Kane County used a DUI crackdown to prevent drunk driving around Halloween last month, and they will use similar enforcement the night before Thanksgiving. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said four arrests were made…
  • Nov 14

    Jenna Jameson Ordered to Pay $92,000 for Missed Appearance

    Jenna Jameson Ordered to Pay $92,000 for Missed Appearance
    Jameson was ordered to reimburse the Hollywood Palms theater group for promotional expenses and lost revenue after Jameson violated terms of her contract which required her to attend movie premiers at two Illinois theaters.
Rank this Week: 3574

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Offers news, updates and insight on Illinois criminal law. By Donald Delbert.

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • Jul 30

    Sex Offender Attorneys California

    Sex Offender Attorneys California
    If you have grounds for dismissal. If you get $40 or something that you want to ticket you would need a lot of people who sped just 10 miles per hour is ridiculous. You are still fight for you. Opting to contribute to community service is…
  • Jul 30

    Dui Lawyer Summit County Colorado

    Dui Lawyer Summit County Colorado
    Sa Arrest Checkmate y it is common with moving violation as the ones you time and work. Your answer to how to you within a few times only to have done the WRONG WAY and as a phone call I expect throughout the court room. Some police agencies…
  • Jul 30

    Dui Checkpoints Boulder Colorado

    Dui Checkpoints Boulder Colorado
    Our defensive driving that an officer. If this is something that you don’t need to think like a trash compactor! Normally the at fault if ever Ms. Expunging Records In Colorado However it is what is the difference between a misdemeanor…
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Illinois DUI

Illinois DUI

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

http://www.illinoisdui.us/
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving
    The nation’s highest court gave police broad powers to stop vehicles based on anonymous tips in a recent opinion. In the Navarette v. California case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police can pull over a vehicle based…
  • Apr 1

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

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

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

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36
    For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s…
Rank this Week: 4637

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Covers the ever changing landscape of Illinois DUI Law. By Steven H. Fagan.

http://www.illinoisduiblog.com/
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Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4934

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 19

    Surviving Peoria Summer Camp Music Festival

    Surviving Peoria Summer Camp Music Festival
    The 2016 Summer Camp Music Festival will be held at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois from May 27-29. This event always attracts thousands of visitors from all across the United States that travel to the Peoria area in order to hear…
  • May 20

    GERD Interference with Reliable Breath Alcohol Concentration Reading

    GERD Interference with Reliable Breath Alcohol Concentration Reading
    The Effects of Residual Mouth Alcohol and Acid Reflux on Breathalyzer Results. Residual mouth alcohol is the alcohol vapor that remains in the mucous tissues of the mouth and throat after a person has been drinking. This remaining alcohol…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1037

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    June 4, 2016: Second Chance Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit and Ex-Offender Job Information Seminar

    June 4, 2016: Second Chance Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit and Ex-Offender Job Information Seminar
    Please join me at this year’s Expungement Summit, sponsored by the Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Southland Regional Mayoral Black Caucus and Thornton Township High School District 205, on…
  • Mar 28

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016
    In keeping with the tradition of releasing clemency petition decisions on or around major holidays, Governor Rauner granted 8 individuals clemency with authorization to expunge (1 with the authorization to seek a Firearms Owner Identification…
  • Mar 28

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016
    In keeping with the tradition of releasing clemency petition decisions on or around major holidays, Governor Rauner granted 8 individuals clemency with authorization to expunge (1 with the authorization to seek a Firearms Owner Identification…
Rank this Week: 4578

Illinois Traffic Laws

Illinois Traffic Laws

Explains the Illinois vehicle code with an emphasis on moving violations and offenses that result in criminal penalties and driver's license suspensions. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.illinoistrafficlaws.us/
  • Feb 27

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will now provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
  • Feb 24

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi
    Many people face the inconvenience of losing their license for a period in their lifetime. Whether it be due to drug or alcohol offense, an accumulation of speeding tickets, or reckless driving charges, license suspension is almost a given in…
  • Jan 16

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
Rank this Week: 3751

Indefensible

Indefensible

The intermittent musings of a pedantic public defender. By David Feige.

http://davidfeige.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...
    WNYC did a nice piece this morning about our work at the Bronx Freedom Fund, and it seemed like a fitting lead-in to a quick review of how we've been doing the past six months.  For those of you unfamiliar with the fund (I am the…
  • Jan 22

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...
    Today the NYT has a piece about the Bronx Freedom Fund.  As chairman of the board, and a founder of the program I couldn't be more delighted that the times has found it fit to cover us.    It's been a long road to becoming the…
  • Nov 1

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New
    As chair of the board, I couldn't be prouder that we're back in business!http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/jail-free-courtesy-bronx-fund-article-1.1503164'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail…
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Injustice Anywhere . . .

Injustice Anywhere . . .

Covers criminal law. By a public defender.

http://injusticeanywhere.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    OUTRAGE!!!

    OUTRAGE!!!
    Arizona authorities have charged an 8-year-old boy with two counts of pre-meditated murder. This is so outrageous on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin. They interrogated an 8-year-old child (whose father had just been murdered)…
  • Oct 21

    Frustration

    Frustration
    You know what is frustrating? When you spend forever arguing, begging, pleading, and using all your other tools of persuasion to get a prosecutor to give you a particular deal, but the prosecutor will only offer you X years. So, you go talk…
  • Oct 21

    The Problems with Eyewitness ID

    The Problems with Eyewitness ID
    The Dallas Morning News did a very interesting investigative series on the problems with eyewitness identification and how they were major factors in the wrongful convictions of 18 of the 19 DNA exonerees in Dallas County. It is a MUST read…
Rank this Week: 2524

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

Covers wrongful convictions. By the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.

http://wrongfulconvictions.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    The Sleuth

    The Sleuth
    This profile on U.S. Patriot News reporter Pete Shellem, which quotes Innocence Institute director Bill Moushey, ran in the American Journalism Review April/ May of 2007.From AJR, April/May 2007The SleuthJune/July Preview » Pete Shellem of…
  • Apr 20

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup
    This article appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2007:After Falsified Test Results, Kelly Orders Forensic ShakeupBy Thomas J. Lueck
  • Apr 18

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial
    This article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on April 9, 2007:Texas men's innocence puts a county on trialDNA is expected to clear a convicted rapist, as it has 3 of his friends.By Miguel BustilloTimes Staff WriterDALLAS — Many men claim…
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Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Apr 18

    Former U.S. Attorney Calls for Texas to Require Videotaped Interrogation

    Former U.S. Attorney Calls for Texas to Require Videotaped Interrogation
    In an op-ed in the Texas Tribune on Thursday, former United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Thomas P. Sullivan called for Texas to pass a law requiring police to adopt evidence-based investigative practices in order to…
  • Apr 15

    In Light of Harward Exoneration, Editorial Urges Virginia Courts to Reevaluate Use of Bite Mark Evidence

    In Light of Harward Exoneration, Editorial Urges Virginia Courts to Reevaluate Use of Bite Mark Evidence
    The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star ran an editorial Friday urging Virginia courts to show more skepticism with regard to bite mark evidence in criminal cases. Using the recent exoneration of Innocence Project client Keith Harward as an…
  • Apr 15

    National Letter Writing Month: A Letter from Dennis Fritz

    National Letter Writing Month: A Letter from Dennis Fritz
    On April 15, 1999, Dennis Fritz and co-defendant Ron Williamson were exonerated of murder and freed from prison in Oklahoma based on DNA evidence. Eleven years prior, Fritz and Williamson had been wrongly convicted, in Pontotoc County of the…
Rank this Week: 2012

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4266

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 51

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 3074

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • May 3

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
  • Apr 13

    Say It Plain

    Say It Plain
    I came across a video clip the other day.  It was shot inside a Florida Starbucks and showed a woman telling off the Governor there who had come inside the Starbucks with a retinue of aides and guards to, I … Continue reading…
  • Feb 19

    At Least We’re Not Earth

    At Least We’re Not Earth
    Here’s a premise for a movie: The Chinese become the first ones to discover the existence of alien life forms in outer space.  Without telling anyone they develop the capability to track down and capture these alien life forms and…
Rank this Week: 1036

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • May 15

    Can I be sentenced to jail if I can’t afford my court fine in Arizona?

    Can I be sentenced to jail if I can’t afford my court fine in Arizona?
    Yes, failure to pay the fines and court fees associated with being in the criminal justice system can lead to jail time. However, the courts do offer defendants an option to pay the fees in increments, but missed payments will lead to…
  • May 13

    Shoplifting Firearms in Arizona

    Shoplifting Firearms in Arizona
    Shoplifting is considered a theft crime in Arizona and comes with serious penalties. The consequences for shoplifting and other theft crimes depend largely on the monetary value of the items stolen. However, that is not the case when it comes…
  • May 11

    AZ Traffic Law: Why You Should Ask for the Officer’s Note

    AZ Traffic Law: Why You Should Ask for the Officer’s Note
    Unless you were charged with criminal speeding and are facing serious penalties like jail time, it is often less expensive to simply pay the fines associated with minor traffic violations than it is to hire a criminal defense attorney to…
Rank this Week: 2648

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 10

    SHACKING UP IN FLORIDA STILL A MISDEMEANOR, FOR NOW

    SHACKING UP IN FLORIDA STILL A MISDEMEANOR, FOR NOW
    Florida Legislators  Vote 122-5 To Repeal Law Passed In  1868 Florida lawmakers have apparently taken a small step to enter the modern day world by sending a bill to Governor Rick Scott.  The bill would eliminate Florida…
  • Mar 8

    TWO FLORIDA POLICE CHIEFS COMMIT FELONIES, LOSE CAREERS AND FREEDOM

    TWO FLORIDA POLICE CHIEFS COMMIT FELONIES, LOSE CAREERS AND FREEDOM
    Longwood Police Chief Gets Four Years Federal Time For Accepting Bribes Former Longwood, Florida police chief, Tom Jackson, will be heading off to do his federal sentence after a jury convicted him of three counts of accepting bribes and one…
  • Mar 1

    FACEBOOK POST BY LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADS TO ARREST

    FACEBOOK POST BY LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADS TO ARREST
    Lake City Police Post Video Surveillance Of Burglary, 20 Citizens Respond On January 27, 2016, according to a report, the Lake City Fleet Maintenance Facility was burglarized with a burglar going over or through a fence and breaking into…
Rank this Week: 211

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • May 25

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby
    Based on allegations in Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby will face trial for sexual assault.  According to an article in the Washington Post, the criminal judge in Cosby’s case issued a ruling that the prosecutors in his case had enough…
  • May 18

    Orange Park resident arrested on Clay County sex battery and computer harassment charge

    Orange Park resident arrested on Clay County sex battery and computer harassment charge
    A man from Clay County has been accused of raping an incapacitated woman and subsequently posting pictures of the woman online.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the man knew the woman before the alleged incident,…
  • May 10

    Drug sweep operation in Nassau County results in twenty nine arrest

    Drug sweep operation in Nassau County results in twenty nine arrest
    Nassau County Sheriff’s Office recently launched a campaign to bust people for selling and possessing drugs in Fernandina Beach, Yulee and Hilliard.  According to a report in The Florida Times Union, “Operation…
Rank this Week: 623

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Roelke Law, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorneyblog.net/
  • Nov 26

    Florida Teacher Arrested for Showing Porn to Students in Cla

    Florida Teacher Arrested for Showing Porn to Students in Cla
    A Polk County teacher was arrested this month for showing pornography to students in his classroom. My review of the facts indicates that as is typical in many criminal matters, there are potential defenses available to the teacher that…
  • Nov 19

    Jacksonville Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Scheme

    Jacksonville Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Scheme
    A little over two years ago, the first of many arrests were made in connection with automobile insurance fraud schemes here in Jacksonville. The schemes involved “staged”, or prearranged, accidents at low speeds to create…
  • Nov 13

    Child Abuse Cases Are Not Always As They Seem

    Child Abuse Cases Are Not Always As They Seem
    This week the Times-Union reported on a couple who were arrested for allegedly abusing their 7-week old daughter only to be later exonerated. The story is a great example of why we shouldn’t jump to conclusions when such allegations…
Rank this Week: 2108