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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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Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN
    In Michigan, the offense of embezzlement is a crime of opportunity which is committed by someone who is in a position of trust (such as a cashier or teller) or in a special position to care for the property of another (accountant). The…
  • Mar 24

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime
    A recent article in the Detroit Free Press says what I have been wanting to say about forfeitures, “Justifiable Seizures Or Legal Shakedowns by the Police?” The article makes several observations: -Michigan gets a D- as being one…
  • Feb 20

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed
    This blog is long overdue. In this blog I will attempt to explain the reasons that make it so difficult to get a domestic violence dropped or dismissed. The Prosecutor Represents the People of Michigan or Municipality Where the Offense…
Rank this Week: 2509

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Mar 30

    Criminal Culpability in Minnesota

    Criminal Culpability in Minnesota
    As we’ve documented before, there is a strong correlation between adolescent brain development and the urge to commit risky behaviors. Kids at a younger age aren’t as able to understand the full nature and consequences of their…
  • Mar 26

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI
    A driver and a passenger in Lino Lakes both earned DUIs last month after trying to pull the old driver switcheroo. According to the police report, a gas station employee phoned authorities after witnessing a vehicle sideswipe a poll and hit a…
  • Mar 25

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?
    If you’re like most red-blooded Americans, you filled out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. Maybe you just like to fill a bracket out for fun, but odds are you’re in a pool with friends or co-workers that has a little bit of…
Rank this Week: 2512

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://matthewtmarin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 11

    Do you have a Rhode Island Felony Criminal Record that is making it difficult to find work?

    Do you have a Rhode Island Felony Criminal Record that is making it difficult to find work?
    Finding a job in these tough economic times in Rhode Island can be difficult enough. In speaking with my clients, securing employment with a felony criminal record is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, many people wait years or even decades…
  • Aug 4

    URI quarterback charged with assault

    URI quarterback charged with assault
    URI Quarterback Charged with Assaulthttp://ift.tt/1s6pBHi#assault #criminaldefensehttp://ift.tt/1obDjRGfrom Attorney Matthew Marin of the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq. Inc. http://ift.tt/1s6pBHivia IFTTTLaw Offices of Matthew T.…
  • Jun 14

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge
    Last week the Rhode Island State Police executed a search warrant on the home of a Rhode Island School Bus monitor in Glocester, Rhode Island and charged the man with possession and transfer of child pornography.  The warrant was the…
Rank this Week: 2513

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • May 18

    SB 5052 and Collective Garden

    SB 5052 and Collective Garden
    On April 24th Governor Inslee partially vetoed and signed ESSB 5052 into law. While many provisions have different effective dates, there is one section that is effective as soon as the law is filed with the register. We are referencing…
  • May 12

    State v. Reis (Summary)

    State v. Reis (Summary)
      Washington State Supreme Court State v. Reis: In a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Wiggins, the court found that the 2011 amendments to RCW 69.51A.040 do not decriminalize the possession of marijuana for medical use because such…
  • Apr 14

    SB 5052 (Medical Marijuana Law Update)

    SB 5052 (Medical Marijuana Law Update)
    SB 5052 passed the house and, after one more committee, will be on the way to the Governor for a signature enacting this latest bill into law. What will the “new laws” be? If passed, they are sweeping. Up until now, we…
Rank this Week: 2520

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and DWI Topics Of Interest. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkdwilawyerblog.com/
  • May 13

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge
    A 56 year old school bus driver in the Lakeland School District in Northern Westchester County has been charged with felony DWI after an accident on May 11, 2015 in which the bus she was operating reportedly struck a telephone pole. Mary…
  • Apr 21

    The Refusal Hearing–What Is It?

    The Refusal Hearing–What Is It?
    When operating a motor vehicle in the state of New York, drivers give their acceptance to provide a sample of their blood, breath, urine or saliva if requested to do so during the course of a valid traffic stop for a violation of the Vehicle…
  • Jan 14

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI

    Episcopalian Bishop Faces Criminal Charges In Fatal DWI
    On December 27, 2014, Thomas Palermo, a 41 year old software engineer at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, was riding his bicycle on a road popular with bicyclists for its wide bike lanes and steep hills. At that same time, Heather Cook, a…
Rank this Week: 2532

New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal and DWI laws, including blood and breath tests, license suspencions and traffic violations. By John F. Marshall.

http://www.njcriminaldefenselawblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality
      The move towards legalizing online gambling in New Jersey gained momentum this week when a Senate Committee passed S1565, which would authorize casinos in Atlantic City to set up Internet gambling access for their patrons. Specifically,…
  • Apr 2

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade
    On March 15, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly passed A1035, a Bill which seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime of the Third Degree to a crime of the Second Degree. The Bill further seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime…
  • Mar 21

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
Rank this Week: 2535

Washington DC Criminal Defense…

Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC.

http://www.dc-criminal-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 2544

Tennessee Criminal Law Review

Tennessee Criminal Law Review

Covers Tennessee and federal criminal law developments from the Supreme Court to pending legislation. By Davis & Hoss, pc.

http://davis-hoss.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Supreme Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of DUI Charges After Video of Arrest Lost

    Supreme Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of DUI Charges After Video of Arrest Lost
    This was posted today on the TN Courts website. The Tennessee Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, today upheld a trial court’s dismissal of DUI and other charges against a McMinnville woman because a video recording of the…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Orders Judges To Stay Away From Fact Finding Regarding Mandatory Minimum

    Supreme Court Orders Judges To Stay Away From Fact Finding Regarding Mandatory Minimum
    The Supreme Court issued an important criminal decision this week, Alleyne v. United States, when it said that a jury should have the final say on what triggers mandatory minimum sentences in criminal cases.The Court voted in a 5-4 decision…
  • Jun 17

    Silence speaks volumes: Supreme Court issues ruling in Salinas v. Texa

    Silence speaks volumes: Supreme Court issues ruling in Salinas v. Texa
    By Jay PerryThe Supreme Court issued a ruling today, in Salinas v. Texas, a case discussed earlier here. The decision, a 5-4 ruling held that a suspect must expressly invoke their 5th Amendment privilege in order to be protected by that…
Rank this Week: 2545

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Criminal Law, DUI and OUI news. Published By Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostonduilawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving
    An assistant football coach at Wayland High School was arrested last weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his teams victory that evening. The Wayland coach was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol at his…
  • Nov 6

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment
    A Worcester man was recently arrested on several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his involvement in a three-car crash. The man, who was driving his minivan with his two daughters (6 and 8 years old) on the Massachusetts…
  • Oct 28

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury
    Boston Police Officer Richard Jeanetti, 36, has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges from the May 24 Hyde Park crash that resulted in serious injury to a woman. The Boston officer has been…
Rank this Week: 2551

Utah DUI Attorney

Utah DUI Attorney

Covers Utah DUI laws and defense of Utah DUI charges. By Glen W. Neely.

http://www.utahduilawblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Using Prior Convictions to Enhance a Utah DUI–State v. EILEEN JIMENEZ-WISS,

    Using Prior Convictions to Enhance a Utah DUI–State v. EILEEN JIMENEZ-WISS,
    The Utah Court of Appeal issued the decision in State v. Jimenez-Wiss.  Defendant was charged with Felony DUI based on prior convictions.  One of the convictions involved a case where Defendant was not represented by an attorney and…
  • Feb 26

    Using Prior Convictions to Enhance a Utah DUI–State v. EILEEN JIMENEZ-WISS,

    Using Prior Convictions to Enhance a Utah DUI–State v. EILEEN JIMENEZ-WISS,
    The Utah Court of Appeal issued the decision in State v. Jimenez-Wiss.  Defendant was charged with Felony DUI based on prior convictions.  One of the convictions involved a case where Defendant was not represented by an attorney and…
  • Feb 22

    New Utah DUI Ruling on Preclusion–State v. BOBBIE JO NADINE RIRIE

    New Utah DUI Ruling on Preclusion–State v. BOBBIE JO NADINE RIRIE
    The Supreme Court issued a new decision this week in the case of State v. Bobbie Jo Nadine Ririe.  Essentially, Defendant was charged with traffic charges in a Justice Court.  Before the DUI was filed, Defendant went in and…
Rank this Week: 2554

Dayton DUI Information

Dayton DUI Information

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

http://suhrelawdayton.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    The Basics of Drug Crime

    The Basics of Drug Crime
    The Basics of Drug Crimes There is much confusion surrounding drug offenses in Ohio. The drug laws and classifications are vast and tremendously complex. If you are charged with a drug-related crime, you should contact an experienced attorney…
  • Mar 27

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?
    The state of Ohio takes operation of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol very seriously. Being charged and convicted of a single OVI can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, many people make the same mistake…
  • Mar 20

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI
    To some, being convicted of DUI may seem like a catastrophe that carries life-long penalties. In reality, while the repercussions may seem severe at first, they may be overcome with diligence and the help of an experienced attorney. Many are…
Rank this Week: 2568

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court OK’s Intermittently Working Lethal Injection Drug

    Supreme Court OK’s Intermittently Working Lethal Injection Drug
    Earlier this week the United States Supreme Court upheld a ruling allowing the use of Midazolam, a drug that causes deep unconsciousness in those sentenced to death by lethal injection. Subsequent to Midazolam, a second and third injection…
  • Jul 2

    Laguna Beach Dog Walkers to Watch for Neighborhood Crime

    Laguna Beach Dog Walkers to Watch for Neighborhood Crime
    Dog walkers in Laguna Beach will have another duty to perform aside from walking the canines and picking their poop. Soon they could become the neighborhood’s eyes and ears when it comes to spotting suspicious people. The Laguna Beach…
  • Jun 25

    Orange County Attorney to Serve Time for Laundering Money for Local Drug Dealer

    Orange County Attorney to Serve Time for Laundering Money for Local Drug Dealer
    One local attorney now probably wishes he thought twice before he agreed to befriend a local drug kingpin. On Monday United States District Court Judge James V. Selna sentenced Richard Brizendine to spend 3 months in prison and serve 2…
Rank this Week: 2588

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?
    INTRODUCTION It has just been revealed that all six of the criminally charged Baltimore police officers, who were involved in the arrest of now deceased Freddie Gray, provided statements to law enforcement investigators. At the time of this…
  • Jun 22

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!
    This one really gets me. Two parents from Florida were arrested for felony child neglect. What did they do? Starve their child? Deprive their child of needed medical care? Leave the child abandoned on the streets for days with no food,…
  • Jun 12

    “To Blow Or Not To Blow”

    “To Blow Or Not To Blow”
    INTRODUCTION Having practiced criminal law for over two decades as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, there’s one question I get asked more than any other, “Should I blow?” Solely for those whose minds tend to…
Rank this Week: 2606

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

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

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Jun 26

    U.S. Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Legal in All 50 State

    U.S. Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Legal in All 50 State
    In a landmark victory for gay rights, the United States Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a protected right for Americans in all 50 states under the Constitution. In the majority opinion…
  • May 28

    How to Get Something Expunged? Sealing Juvenile Record

    How to Get Something Expunged? Sealing Juvenile Record
    Are Juvenile Records Sealed? Often the answer is no – especially if you or a child are arrested for a serious offense or even felony charges. A conviction is a tough experience for both the offender and family. Teenagers make…
  • Apr 9

    Does Expungement Affect Immigration?

    Does Expungement Affect Immigration?
    There’s both good news and bad news for people with expunged criminal convictions who are thinking of immigrating to the United States.  The bad news is that even if your record is sealed, certain convictions can still prevent you…
Rank this Week: 2615

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Jun 2

    U.S. Justice Department v. FIFA Executives and Others in Bribery Indictment

    U.S. Justice Department v. FIFA Executives and Others in Bribery Indictment
    In an ironic twist, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed a 47-count indictment this morning charging nine present and former officials of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (better known by its acronym, FIFA) and five…
  • May 18

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed
    Last July, we reported on United States v. Davis, an Eleventh Circuit decision in favor of privacy rights. In that case, a three-judge panel held that cell phone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell phone location…
  • May 11

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment
    Photo: “LAX-International-checkin” by TimBray at en.wikipedia.   Developments in law are sluggish compared to the rapid rate of technological advancement, and courts must constantly apply old legal principles to technologies…
Rank this Week: 2609

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal
    The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Nepal living in the United States of America on/prior to June 24th, 2015. Due to the devastating…
  • Jun 5

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer
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  • May 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!
    BIA Decision Allows 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers for Adjustees On May 18, 2015 the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in Matter of Agour, 26 I & N Dec. 655 (BIA 2015) confirming that the old waiver under INA…
Rank this Week: 2653

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2662

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 2696

Seventh Circuit Blog

Seventh Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Seventh Circuit.

http://circuit7.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?

    Gearing up for the Post-Rita/Claiborne World?
    United States v. Nitch, No. 05-2603 (February 21, 2007): Mr. Nitch received a sentence of 168 months, which was apparently within his calculated guidelines range, although the opinion does not state what that range was. In imposing sentence,…
  • Feb 13

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    Christopher Raygoza v. Don Hulick, No. 05-2340 (January 25, 2007): Mr. Raygoza was convicted of murder. The Seventh Circuit granted habeas corpus relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Feb 12

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury

    Fraud Guidelines and the Risk of Death or Bodily Injury
    United States v. Adam Babul, No. 05-4538 (february 9, 2007): Mr. Babul aided applicants for truck driving licenses. In order to take advantage of the easier licensing procedures in Wisconsin, he helped his applicants create false claims of…
Rank this Week: 2698

Florida Law and the Criminal…

Florida Law and the Criminal Justice System

Covers Florida and federal criminal law topics. By Richard Hornsby.

http://blog.richardhornsby.com
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 1

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read
    Because of some erroneous Tweeting going on in the Twitterverse, I keep receiving the following two recurring questions regarding George Zimmerman’s case: Is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child an available lesser offense; and Does the…
Rank this Week: 2713

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
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New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2732

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    St Louis Speeding Ticket Defense: How Do I Keep Points Off My Record?

    St Louis Speeding Ticket Defense: How Do I Keep Points Off My Record?
    ONLY $35 FOR MOST ST LOUIS SPEEDING AND TRAFFIC TICKETS!! There are two ways to keep points from going onto your permanent driving record in the state of Missouri: 1) get the ticket thrown out; 2) get the St Louis speeding ticket reduced to a…
  • Jul 1

    St Louis Criminal Defense: If I Am Pulled Over, Do I Have To Allow The Police To Search My Car?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: If I Am Pulled Over, Do I Have To Allow The Police To Search My Car?
    MOST MISDEMEANOR CHARGES CAN BE HANDLED FOR ONLY $375   No, you do not have to allow the police officer to search your vehicle. There are only certain circumstances under which an officer of the law may search your car (and a couple of…
  • Jun 1

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Do I Have To Answer A Police Officer’s Questions?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Do I Have To Answer A Police Officer’s Questions?
    No, you do not. There is no obligation whatsoever for you to answer any question posed by a police officer. This is true regardless of whether you are in custody, or simply on the sidewalk. You DO NOT have to answer any questions. However,…
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Prosecutor Post-Script

Prosecutor Post-Script

Ex-prosecutor pontificates on current cases in the news. By Sarena Straus.

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

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com
    Dear Constant Reader:
  • Mar 13

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage
    As someone who writes book for teenagers but who also used to prosecute sex crimes, I've been thinking a lot about the arguments for an against monitoring teen usage of the Internet and social media.  When I was a prosecutor in the Bronx,…
  • Mar 5

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue
    Planting Clues by Kara LennoxOne of my favorite parts of plotting a romantic suspense book is planting the clues that will lead my hero and/or heroine to eventually figure out who the villain is.
Rank this Week: 2739

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Hinds County Drug Bust

    Hinds County Drug Bust
    No less than nine people were arrested in connection with a drug bust in Hinds County this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the bust took place on Glenwood Street in Jackson. At this time, very few details of the arrests have been…
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day: Most Dangerous Holiday

    Independence Day: Most Dangerous Holiday
    Before you get ready for that big cookout or barbeque, think about how you or your guests are going to get home safely. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now officially calling the Fourth of July (Independence Day) the…
  • Jun 25

    Semi Truck Crash in Madison County

    Semi Truck Crash in Madison County
    Earlier this week, there was a tractor-trailer crash in Madison County. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened on Interstate 55 at about 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Apparently, a car stopped suddenly in front of the big…
Rank this Week: 2749

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Features a skeptical lawyer's take on financial reform, Wall Street and white collar crime.

http://attyrtamaradesilva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain Risk management is the difference between success and ruin in the financial…
  • Aug 19

    Market Transparency

    Market Transparency
    Market Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 Misses the Mark R. Tamara de Silva February 22, 2009
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Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jun 29

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.
    An issue that causes a lot of problems for drivers that comes up frequently is the difference between privilege to drive and possession of a driver’s license. As far as Arizona MVD is concerned, they are not the same thing. This is an…
  • Jun 5

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)
    If someone is convicted for a first time, non-extreme DUI in Arizona under ARS 28-1381(a)(1) or (a)(2), then the interlock requirement is for 12 months, which is the same as for an extreme DUI charge under ARS 28-1382(a)(1). However, for a…
  • May 8

    Driver License Consequences for Underage DUI Convictions.

    Driver License Consequences for Underage DUI Convictions.
    If someone 17 years old is charged with a DUI, will he face the same driver license consequences as an adult? What if the driver is over 18 but under 21? If the police stop and arrest a 17 year old driver, then the prosecutors can do one of…
Rank this Week: 2755

East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

Covers criminal law and drunk driving. By Jeremy J. Richey.

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Aug 27

    Douglas County Courthouse

    Douglas County Courthouse
    Address The address of the Douglas County Courthouse is 401 South Center Street, Tuscola, IL 61953.   Visitors must pass through security when entering the courthouse. Courtroom “1? is located on the third floor of the courthouse.  There…
  • Jul 28

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
Rank this Week: 2757

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

Covers criminal law and its process. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient
    Justice Richard BernsteinYesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court, in one of Justice Richard Bernstein's first opinions, held that when a husband-wife medical marijuana operation is not conducted in strict accord with the Medical Marijuana Act,…
  • Oct 21

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention
    By:  Brent ScottSocial acceptance and decriminalization has equated to more people getting behind the wheel after they have consumed marijuana.  However, unlike alcohol, there is no standard measurement to determine whether someone…
  • Jul 28

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case
    By: Brent ScottIf you are of the opinion that our government is already too invasive (think PRISM – the clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched by the NSA back in 2007), you may not want to read any…
Rank this Week: 2773

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
Rank this Week: 2771

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/
  • 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…
  • May 10

    Police Cameras in Washington State – 5 Years Later

    Police Cameras in Washington State – 5 Years Later
    Spokane just announced yesterday that 1/2 of the patrol officers will have to wear a body camera as part of a 6-month pilot project. 5 years ago I wrote a blog post asking if people could really imagine the police in this state wearing body…
  • Mar 8

    Spokane Posts Confusing Prostitution Sign

    Spokane Posts Confusing Prostitution Sign
    The City of Spokane posted new signs warning of the impoundment of cars and trucks if people are arrested for patronizing a prostitute. The signs are required by law if a city designates a certain area for tows. The signs are already proving…
Rank this Week: 2820

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    Cuidado! Más casos de mulas ciegas & metamfetamina

    Cuidado! Más casos de mulas ciegas & metamfetamina
    Caso 1. El joven trabajó como chofer de troques por nueve años. Cambió empleo y durante uno de sus primeros viajes alguien puso medio millón de dólares en metanfetamina en la plataforma del camión.…
  • Jun 28

    Fronterizos que cruzan en Tijuana-San Diego engañados para contrabando de droga

    Fronterizos que cruzan en Tijuana-San Diego engañados para contrabando de droga
    Ten cuidado! La semana pasada, esta firma de abogados retuvo dos nuevos casos de "mulas ciegas", personas que sin su conocimiento transportan drogas desde México hacia Estados Unidos. Caso No. 1 El caballero se trabajó como…
  • Jun 28

    Be careful!: More methamphetamine and drug blind mule cases at San Diego -San Ysidro Border

    Be careful!: More methamphetamine and drug blind mule cases at San Diego -San Ysidro Border
    Last week this law firm retained two new cases of “blind mules,” people who without their knowledge carry drugs from Mexico into the United States.   Case No. 1 The gentleman was worked as a truck driver for nine years. …
Rank this Week: 2821

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Former Public School Principal Pleads Guilty To Theft

    Former Public School Principal Pleads Guilty To Theft
    The shamed Baltimore City public school teacher charged with eleven theft crimes almost a year ago has now pled guilty to one count of felony theft scheme. This past week in the Circuit Court in downtown Baltimore a special statewide…
  • Jun 22

    Easton Approves Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

    Easton Approves Medical Marijuana Grow Facility
    The last couple of months have been quiet on the medical marijuana front, and as a result it did not take much of a pot story to produce headlines at a variety of Maryland news outlets. Last Friday a town planner for the Talbot County seat…
  • Jun 11

    Feds Bust Sizeable Montgomery County Drug Ring

    Feds Bust Sizeable Montgomery County Drug Ring
    The FBI and the Montgomery County Police recently announced the break up of a large-scale drug ring operating out of a residential area near Rockville. Monday during the early morning hours, as many as 100 state, local and federal law…
Rank this Week: 2826

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law…

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog

Discusses Mississippi DUI and drug law, search and seizure law, and criminal procedure. By Kevin W. Frye.

http://mscriminallawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown
    Today the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced its annual DUI crackdown entitled "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
  • May 2

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint
    In my practice I represent clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, from relatively minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony cases. My clients come from different backgrounds, but a commonality among many is that they are young people…
  • Jan 13

    Ole Miss and Crime

    Ole Miss and Crime
    This week The Oxford Eagle reported on the 2010 crime statistics at Ole Miss.  The Eagle has a pay wall, so the article isn't available for free.  I have excerpted some of the more interesting portions below, and thank Alyssa Schnugg for…
Rank this Week: 2834

Blonde Justice

Blonde Justice

Covers criminal law.

http://blondejustice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Win, Lose or Draw

    Win, Lose or Draw
    Working in my office on Easter Sunday, because I really can't keep my head above water if I don't, I decide to open some inmate mail.We have a hearing coming up this week and I want to be able to tell her, yes, I read your letter. That's the…
  • Dec 31

    What's So Special About You?

    What's So Special About You?
    I recently talked to an older white man who had been arrested for DUI. He was not a client of mine, but he knew I was a lawyer and he wanted to vent to me, so I let him.He shared that the police hadn't been fair to him, that he had tried to…
  • Dec 5

    Things They Should Teach In Law School

    Things They Should Teach In Law School
    A big part of my job is making up excuses. Especially about why my clients or my witnesses are late. When I was in the big city, I relied more on train trouble. In the suburbs, "He's just parking" is my new go-to. Everyone is always "just…
Rank this Week: 2836

Massachusetts Driving Law

Massachusetts Driving Law

Information on driving related legal issues for Massachusetts residents, including drunk driving, speeding tickets, moving violations, Junior Operators, Mature Drivers, license suspensions, and hardship licenses. By Jessica A. Foley.

http://massdrivinglaw.typepad.com/massachusetts_driving_law/
Rank this Week: 2835

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Jun 16

    [New Blog Post] and AIG Wins ...Nothing

    [New Blog Post] and AIG Wins ...Nothing
    The folded up copy of today's LA Times my dad left on my desk, in my cubicle, letting me know about "the big case ..."uh Dad, like I say just about every morning, I read the paper every morning.  And btw, I read the article.  But…
  • Jun 16

    [New blog post] Bobby Shaps: Hindsight 20/20

    [New blog post] Bobby Shaps: Hindsight 20/20
    Big-time lawyers going at each other's throats. You got to like this one. As my good, old buddy Stevie Gold (@loveddrj), who never misses an opportunity to nickname someone would say, Bobby Shaps and Mark Geragos (not sure what he'd call him…
  • May 13

    The Brady Case All Lawyer'd Up

    The Brady Case All Lawyer'd Up
    Here is the framework for the Tom Brady case...The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the NFL and the NFLPA, the Constitution and Bylaws of the NFL, and the Official Playing Rules of the NFL are in play... see Rule 2.One of…
Rank this Week: 2843

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    DUIs on the Fourth of July

    DUIs on the Fourth of July
    The Fourth of July is just days away and people all over Tampa Bay will be planning to attend various celebrations, or perhaps planning one of their own. As is the case with other holidays, Fourth of July festivities often involve the…
  • Jun 24

    John Stamos Booked for DUI

    John Stamos Booked for DUI
    John Stamos, the actor mostly known for his role as Uncle Jesse on televisions’ Full House, was arrested in Beverly Hills for DUI on June 12. According to reports, police began receiving phone calls that Friday evening reporting that a…
  • Jun 18

    Man with Child in Car Charged with DUI

    Man with Child in Car Charged with DUI
    A Lakeland man is accused of driving under the influence with a 4-year-old child in the car. The 40-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning after a traffic stop in New Port Richey. According to the arrest report, the sheriff’s…
Rank this Week: 2849

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 2852

Texas Criminal Attorney Blog

Texas Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By The Law Office of Troy P. Burleson, P.C.

http://www.texascriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2867

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: 2874

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 2882

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
  • Mar 11

    Houston Attorney Grant Scheiner tells CW39 NewsFix viewers, “There’s no such thing as ‘No Refusal.’”

    Houston Attorney Grant Scheiner tells CW39 NewsFix viewers, “There’s no such thing as ‘No Refusal.’”
    Be smart and know your rights when stopped for ‪‎DWI‬ or ‪‎DUI‬. Houston Attorney Grant Scheiner tells CW39 NewsFix viewers, “There’s no such thing as ‘No Refusal.’” was last…
  • Mar 2

    Guide to Contesting a DWI Charge

    Guide to Contesting a DWI Charge
    A DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge is typically considered a misdemeanor on the first offense in Texas; however, the consequences of a conviction can be far more serious than other misdemeanor charges. A DWI conviction could mean jail…
  • Feb 25

    How to Get a Provisional License after a DWI Conviction

    How to Get a Provisional License after a DWI Conviction
    Receiving a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction can make your life very difficult for a variety of reasons. Beyond the potential fines and possible jail time depending on your case, the loss of your license can also severely impact you…
Rank this Week: 2888

DUI/DWI Defense - Raleigh, Durham,…

DUI/DWI Defense - Raleigh, Durham, Cary

Covers DUI defense in North Carolina. By David A. Bauernfeind.

http://www.raleighdurhamlaw.com
  • May 11

    4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Apparent Bathtub Drowning in Raleigh

    4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Apparent Bathtub Drowning in Raleigh
    The number of children drowned in bathtubs accounts for almost two-thirds of reported fatal drowning in the home. As with most cases of child drowning, the accident occurred while the parent or caregiver was not looking. Statistics show that…
  • May 11

    Multiple-vehicle Wreck Kills 1, Injures 2 in Raleigh

    Multiple-vehicle Wreck Kills 1, Injures 2 in Raleigh
    A 23-year-old woman died and two other people were injured in a multiple-vehicle truck-car wreck in Raleigh. The accident started around 10:45 pm on I-40 eastbound near Hammond Road. An initial collision occurred when a tractor-trailer…
  • May 11

    46 Displaced, 17 Injured in Raleigh Apartment Fire

    46 Displaced, 17 Injured in Raleigh Apartment Fire
    People who live in an apartment sign a lease that indicates what is required of them as tenants and of the property owner as landlord. Both are subject to legal obligations, regardless of whether they are included in the lease. Among the…
Rank this Week: 2891