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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/
  • Nov 13

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely
    The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Searches and seizures executed without a warrant are presumed unreasonable unless there is an established exception. The Supreme Court has…
  • Nov 3

    Medical Marijuana Cards Do Not Exempt Illinois Drivers From DUI

    Medical Marijuana Cards Do Not Exempt Illinois Drivers From DUI
    Illinois recently updated its DUI law in response to its new medical marijuana law, which became effective in January of 2014. Under the new law, an authorized medical marijuana user can legally use marijuana and operate a motor vehicle as…
  • Sep 12

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.
    The Wisconsin State Bar Association discussed an appellate court case from that state regarding whether someone could be guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) on a bicycle.  The bicycle in question could be self-propelled by an…
Rank this Week: 4797

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/
  • Nov 13

    Where to Draw the Line With Undercover FBI Operation

    Where to Draw the Line With Undercover FBI Operation
    Several news publications have been making much ado about a tactic the FBI used in 2007 to locate an individual suspected in a series of bomb-threats to Washington state high schools. The FBI created a fake news article, falsely representing…
  • Sep 24

    The Road to True Threats is Paved with Intimidating Intention

    The Road to True Threats is Paved with Intimidating Intention
    Recently, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the dividing line between free speech guarantees and the state’s authority to criminalize threat speech. In United States v. Heineman, the court held that the government must prove…
  • Sep 12

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation
    In the United States it is enormously difficult to remove allegedly defamatory information from the internet.  A victim can take the expensive and time-consuming step of suing the author for defamation in court.  However, even if a…
Rank this Week: 4547

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

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

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2740

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Nov 12

    Hey Austin- Did you know it's already illegal to text while driving?

    Hey Austin- Did you know it's already illegal to text while driving?
    NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IN AUSTIN, TX!! This post is coming to you as a public service message if you should be coming into beautiful Austin for our Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Formula One races, South by Southwest, or perhaps a…
  • Feb 5

    The Smell of Weed is Probable Cause- and why that's a problem

    The Smell of Weed is Probable Cause- and why that's a problem
    Chesapeake (VA) police officer, Barrett Ring, claims that he can come up behind cars, open his vent and smell burnt marijuana coming from the car in front of him. Testimony from preliminary hearing transcript: Public defender Atty Matt…
  • Jan 16

    What are jurors really thinking in a trial?

    What are jurors really thinking in a trial?
    Well it's been a while, but it took humor to break me out of the blog doldrums I was in.  Cheers to humor, we don't get enough of that in this business.  Don't get me wrong, criminal lawyers do have a sense of humor.  But it's…
Rank this Week: 4489

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

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

https://www.newjerseycriminalattorney-blog.com/
  • Nov 12

    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in New Jersey

    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in New Jersey
    What is drug paraphernalia? In New Jersey, being charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia under 2C:36-2, mean you have in your possession with intent to use, a wide variety of items, as described generally and in detail by 2C:36-1,…
  • Nov 11

    What Happens When You Fail to Appear in Court in New Jersey?

    What Happens When You Fail to Appear in Court in New Jersey?
    I frequently help people when they fail to appear at a scheduled court date, in New Jersey. Failure to appear can be serious. How I approach the problem depends on several factors. I determine whether they have failed…
  • Nov 10

    New Jersey Harassment Laws: What you Might Not Know

    New Jersey Harassment Laws: What you Might Not Know
    Harassment, charged under 2C:33-4 is one of those charges in New Jersey that doesn’t sound particularly serious. The vast majority of times it isn’t, and is charged as a petty disorderly persons offense, carrying no more…
Rank this Week: 1961

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Nov 12

    “Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor because of Prop 47?”

    “Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor because of Prop 47?”
    Can your conviction get dropped to a misdemeanor?  Does Prop 47 affect your case?   In the past week since Proposition passed, I’ve gotten several calls and emails asking about getting felony charges changed to misdemeanors.…
  • Nov 6

    Prop 47 – reducing a felony to misdemeanor (old conviction or new case)

    Prop 47 – reducing a felony to misdemeanor (old conviction or new case)
    Proposition 47 made some substantial changes to drug and theft laws   California voters approved Proposition 47 (“Prop 47″) in the statewide general election November 4, 2014.  It was commonly known as the “Safe…
  • Sep 2

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)

    Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)
    Joe Dane named as Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County   I am honored to have been named by OC Metro magazine as one of the top attorneys for criminal defense. OC Metro Top Attorneys feature For additional information about my…
Rank this Week: 1030

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

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

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4231

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 12

    Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon named one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Law Firm

    Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon named one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Law Firm
    Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon (formerly Shorstein & Lasnetski) was recently named as one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Law Firms in the area of Criminal Defense - White Collar, Metro division, Tier 1. Click here to see the…
  • Nov 10

    Florida Search Warrant With Multiple Errors Upheld by the Court

    Florida Search Warrant With Multiple Errors Upheld by the Court
    In a recent drugs and marijuana case near Jacksonville, Florida, the police received a tip of illegal drug activity at a particular apartment. They conducted surveillance on the apartment and observed what they considered to be suspicious…
  • Nov 7

    Florida Child Molestation Conviction Reversed Due to Potential Juror Intimidation

    Florida Child Molestation Conviction Reversed Due to Potential Juror Intimidation
    In a recent lewd and lascivious child molestation case in Jacksonville, Florida some unorthodox activity in the courtroom caused the appellate court to reverse the jury's guilty verdict on those child molestation charges. Apparently, a biker…
Rank this Week: 1196

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Nov 12

    Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action

    Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action
    **Please forward widely** Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action & All-Points Bulletin   To All People of Conscience: The Ferguson Legal Defense Committee (FLDC) has issued the following EMERGENCY…
  • Nov 10

    Are You the Cable Guy or the FBI?

    Are You the Cable Guy or the FBI?
    Are you the cable guy or the FBI?   By Elizabeth B. Carpenter     There is an interesting case before a U.S. Federal District Court in the Las Vegas area. The issue for the judge to decide is whether FBI agents can disconnect a…
  • Nov 2

    Hotels Right To Privacy — Under Fire!

    Hotels Right To Privacy — Under Fire!
    The US Supreme Court will examine a question of privacy as it concerns hotel and motel guest records. The high court agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down a Los Angeles ordinance requiring that hotel guest records…
Rank this Week: 2749

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Nov 11

    November 2014 Maine Marijuana Ballot Initiative Split Vote

    November 2014 Maine Marijuana Ballot Initiative Split Vote
    This November 2014 election, marijuana initiatives were on the ballot in South Portland and Lewiston. The results from this vote were split between the two cities. Lewiston rejected the marijuana initiative. South Portland approved the…
  • Nov 7

    Heroin Charges in Maine

    Heroin Charges in Maine
    Your heroin addiction began innocently. You got into a car accident. You suffered serious injuries to your neck or back and continue to suffer from chronic pain. You see a doctor, who prescribes narcotic pain medication. Over time, the pain…
  • Nov 5

    Assault Charge Dismissed

    Assault Charge Dismissed
    Assault Charges Can Put Your Job at Risk Criminal convictions can put your job at risk. Jobs that require their employees to be trustworthy and upstanding citizens might fire someone because of a criminal charge. This was exactly what my…
Rank this Week: 1701

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 2106

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    Collateral Monetary Damage in South Florida from Home Depot Security Breach

    Collateral Monetary Damage in South Florida from Home Depot Security Breach
    These days it seems that with far too much frequency there is continually breaking news about another retailer with online outlets being victimized by a security breach. The latest of these high tech break-ins was successfully aimed at Home…
  • Oct 30

    Miami Federal Judge gives International Sex Trafficker/Rapist 27 year

    Miami Federal Judge gives International Sex Trafficker/Rapist 27 year
    His reign of terror which operated Internationally including Australia, the Mid-East and the United States finally came to an end when Miami Federal District Judge Cecilia Altonaga sentenced Jamaican born Damion St. Patrick Baston to…
  • Oct 17

    Lighthouse Point Man Sentenced to Lesser Charge in First-Degree Murder Case

    Lighthouse Point Man Sentenced to Lesser Charge in First-Degree Murder Case
    It was more than twenty years ago when Lynne Friend went to meet her estranged husband to pick up a check that was due for child support. After that evening, the then thirty-five year old Lynne Friend vanished. For eighteen of those twenty…
Rank this Week: 3434

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    POLICE AGENCIES TAKE PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT INDICTMENT, HEARING OR EVIDENCE OF GUILT

    POLICE AGENCIES TAKE PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT INDICTMENT, HEARING OR EVIDENCE OF GUILT
    Perhaps it should come as no surprise that police agencies make wish lists for forfeiture items. But forfeiture of property often occurs despite the fact that the rightful owner of the property is nether convicted nor charged with a federal…
  • Oct 6

    SHOULD TAMPA BAY CIRCUIT JUDGE WHO ABUSED SENTENCING DISCRETION IN CHILD PORN CASES RESIGN?

    SHOULD TAMPA BAY CIRCUIT JUDGE WHO ABUSED SENTENCING DISCRETION IN CHILD PORN CASES RESIGN?
    A Circuit Judge was recently slapped on the wrist by the Second District Court of Appeal for abusing his discretion in child porn cases. From the appeals opinion it's been a long time coming. This is a judge who was reversed because he…
  • Aug 19

    FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU SEE POLICE MISCONDUCT IN FLORIDA

    FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU SEE POLICE MISCONDUCT IN FLORIDA
    If that noise in the cellar is just another officer drinking some of your best wine, then maybe it's time to consider some aspects of officer misconduct. In Florida we don't have many wine cellars at least not located under…
Rank this Week: 2944

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    Self Defense - Defense of Other

    Self Defense - Defense of Other
    As a Baltimore Maryland Criminal Attorney, I regularly represent defendants who are charged with Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. These are extremely serious offenses under Maryland Law carrying maximum sentences…
  • Nov 7

    Possession With Intent To Distribute CDS Defendant Successfully Defended

    Possession With Intent To Distribute CDS Defendant Successfully Defended
    As a Baltimore Maryland Criminal Attorney for almost 20 years I have long recognized that when defending people you must not let the perfect result become the enemy of the good result, particularly when dealing with serious felonies such as…
  • Nov 4

    Confession Supressed in Murder Case - Client Released Pending Appeal by State

    Confession Supressed in Murder Case - Client Released Pending Appeal by State
    As an Aggressive Maryland Criminal Attorney for almost 20 years I have handled hundreds if not thousands of criminal cases in which my client is alleged to have made an incriminating statement or a confession to the police. For obvious…
Rank this Week: 1364

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

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

http://duiblog.arizonaduicenter.com/
  • Nov 11

    You have a bandwidth problem

    You have a bandwidth problem
    An analyst from a crime lab testifies that a defendant, who is charged with DUI, has a blood alcohol concentration of .120.  Despite the legal requirements that the state must prove the test is trustworthy, most jurors have made a blink…
  • Jun 24

    How did you get that number?

    How did you get that number?
    If you are making a decision based upon a measurement, then you have two choices.   One, you can simply accept any number a machine produces as true; or   Two, you can ask “how did you get that number?”   The choice…
  • May 13

    What warrants a warrant?

    What warrants a warrant?
    After the Supreme Court decided the case of Missouri v. McNeely, the question of when a warrant is required, before law enforcement may draw a person's blood became more interesting to say the least.  On one side of the issue was the…
Rank this Week: 1408

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Nov 11

    TRACE Introduces Global Business Bribery Risk Index

    TRACE Introduces Global Business Bribery Risk Index
    The TRACE Matrix, developed with RAND Corporation, is the first global business bribery risk index for the compliance industry. November 11, 2014, Annapolis, M.D. – TRACE International today announced the launch of the TRACE Matrix, the…
  • Nov 3

    What was October’s biggest compliance story?

    What was October’s biggest compliance story?
    Ebola health epidemic highlights corruption problems in West African countries – As health officials struggle to contain the spread of the recent outbreak in West Africa’s Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, some are pointing to…
  • Sep 30

    What was September’s biggest compliance story?

    What was September’s biggest compliance story?
    SEC announces record-breaking $30 million whistleblower award. The award, which is the largest in the Commission’s history, was for key information related to an ongoing fraud investigation.  It also marks the fourth time that…
Rank this Week: 1846

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Justice on Appeal Can Be Tough to Find

    Justice on Appeal Can Be Tough to Find
    Many folks familiar with the criminal "justice" system are under the mistaken impression that, should something go wrong with their case, they can always appeal the issue later. There is a sliver of truth to that, but I wouldn't want to get…
  • Nov 7

    Justice vs. Procedure

    Justice vs. Procedure
    It's time for me to stroke you, dear reader. Congratulations for exposing yourself to important justice issues, issues that corporate news networks either do not have the time, or intelligence, to report. And, if you need further stroking,…
  • Oct 29

    Explain Thi

    Explain Thi
    I love Carl Sagan. He had a childlike wonder for the vastness of space and time, but sort of glossed over important things like freewill and consciousness. I think it was Sagan that first said something like, 'we're all made of stardust'. …
Rank this Week: 4696

LawyerDefend.Me

LawyerDefend.Me

Covers criminal defense topics for Texas criminal defendants and their families. By Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC.

http://lawyerdefend.me/
  • Nov 10

    Seal a Criminal Record

    Seal a Criminal Record
    A Note to the Reader–What this Sealing Record Art […] The post Seal a Criminal Record appeared first on Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC.
  • Sep 20

    Public Intoxication in San Antonio, Texas (Texas Penal Code 49.02)

    Public Intoxication in San Antonio, Texas (Texas Penal Code 49.02)
    Sue is drunk.  She is in the public.  Contrary to commo […] The post Public Intoxication in San Antonio, Texas (Texas Penal Code 49.02) appeared first on Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC.
  • Jan 26

    How Long Will You Be in Jail if You…

    How Long Will You Be in Jail if You…
    Here is a criminal video that gives you a quick overvie […] The post How Long Will You Be in Jail if You… appeared first on Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC.
Rank this Week: 3281

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Nov 9

    A Prosecutor’s Obligation to Gag Sheriff Grady Judd with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office

    A Prosecutor’s Obligation to Gag Sheriff Grady Judd with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office
    Do the prosecutors in Polk County have an ethical obligation to gag Sheriff’s Grady Judd with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office? He is constantly putting up mugshots on the PCSO Facebook page of people presumed to be innocent and…
  • Oct 30

    The Subpoena Duces Tecum at the Formal Review Hearing

    The Subpoena Duces Tecum at the Formal Review Hearing
    The Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida DHSMV has been busy writing memorandums explaining their interpretation of the administrative rules and how the rules apply to the new telephonic hearings. So read the new rules…
  • Oct 30

    Hello? New Procedures for Formal Review Hearings by Telephone

    Hello? New Procedures for Formal Review Hearings by Telephone
    We just received the following memorandum from the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV). The BAR is quickly rolling out mandatory telephone conferences across the state.…
Rank this Week: 4228

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Nov 9

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo

    California aprueba ley de reduccion de sentencias y cargos en casos de drogas y robo
    Al mismo tiempo que el gobierno federal ha reducido drásticamente las penas en casos de drogas y estupefacientes, los votantes de California han hecho lo mismo para casos de drogas del estado. Los votantes de California aprobaron por…
  • Nov 9

    California passes criminal law reducing drug and theft sentence

    California passes criminal law reducing drug and theft sentence
    At the same time that the federal government has dramatically cut sentences in drug and narcotic cases, the California voters have done the same for state drug cases. The voters of California approved by a very large margin Proposition 47.…
  • Nov 3

    Ley de Reduction de Sentencia Penal Federal Promulgada

    Ley de Reduction de Sentencia Penal Federal Promulgada
      El 01 de noviembre 2014 se promulgó la mayor reducción en las sentencias federales de drogas en la historia de Estados Unidos. Congreso permitió permanecer intacta la reducción de dos puntos por delitos…
Rank this Week: 4627

Michael Sweig

Michael Sweig

Covers criminal justice reform.

http://www.bestthinking.com/thinkers/society_and_humanities/nonprofit_organizations/advocacy/michael-sweig
  • Nov 8

    Let's Stop Saying "Ex-Felon," Returning...

    Let's Stop Saying "Ex-Felon," Returning...
    *With Robert D. Johnson “…[D]o not … put a stumbling block before the blind…” - Leviticus 19:14Terms like “ex-felon,” “returning citizen,” and “deadbeat dad” stigmatize…
  • Aug 30

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...
    I have a friend named Tony Nelson. He’s not the one from “I Dream of Genie,” but that really is his name. In Summer and Fall 2013, Tony laid the groundwork for Citizens’ Institute for Law & Public Policy, of which…
  • Dec 12

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...
    Changing the rhetoric of felony is my work and passion. Sometimes what I read and hear angers me. Today, I am outraged at the scurrilous lack of critical thinking displayed by two types of crucial community stakeholders who should know…
Rank this Week: 2922

The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

Answers common questions about arrest and court proceedings for Columbus, Ohio residents

http://www.columbuscriminaldefenseattorney.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • Nov 8

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.H.: Conviction Avoided in Columbus Marijuana Case

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.H.: Conviction Avoided in Columbus Marijuana Case
    Our Columbus law firm represented a 31-year old Upper Arlington man who was charged by Columbus police with possession of marijuana. Less than 30 days after arrest, we were able to avoid a conviction of any type by resolving the case with a…
  • Nov 7

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.G.: Columbus Assault Case Dismissed

    STATE OF OHIO v. R.G.: Columbus Assault Case Dismissed
    Our Columbus law firm represented a 33-year old Columbus man who charged with misdemeanor assault and other criminal charges, all of which were dismissed on the day of trial. Prior to trial, our client, a well-educated young man, was offered…
  • Mar 6

    Arrested in Columbus for Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs?

    Arrested in Columbus for Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs?
    Columbus drivers can learn from Kerry Kennedy’s recent DUI case (where she claimed to be “accidentally” under the influence of prescription drugs), including her arrest, defense, jury trial, and ultimate acquittal.…
Rank this Week: 2856

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3078

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Nov 7

    West Palm Beach Judge May Soon Throw Out Red Light Ticket

    West Palm Beach Judge May Soon Throw Out Red Light Ticket
    Last month I published an article about a recent case in which an appeals court ruled that it is illegal for a private company to issue traffic tickets to people for running a red light in Hollywood Florida.  Because of…
  • Oct 24

    How the Police Are Able to Take Millions of Dollars From People Who Are Not Charged With Crime

    How the Police Are Able to Take Millions of Dollars From People Who Are Not Charged With Crime
    The following article was published last month in the Washington Post.  The article was written by John Yoder, director of the U.S. Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985, and Brad Cates, director of…
  • Oct 20

    Prosecutors and the Criminal-Justice System

    Prosecutors and the Criminal-Justice System
    People who are not familiar with the criminal-justice system often tend to believe that the most powerful person in the courtroom is the judge.  But that is not always true.  Earlier this month, The Economist printed the…
Rank this Week: 3416

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Brooks-Style Consent: Valid Forevermore? A Dissenting Opinion Suggests Otherwise.

    Brooks-Style Consent: Valid Forevermore? A Dissenting Opinion Suggests Otherwise.
    It’s been a year and a half since Missouri v. McNeely and more than a year since State v. Brooks. In that time, the law regarding DWI’s in Minnesota has been all over the map, a roller coaster of dismissed test results and…
  • Nov 4

    Idaho Supreme Court Rejects Implied Consent Law

    Idaho Supreme Court Rejects Implied Consent Law
    The upheaval that resulted from the United States Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Missouri v. McNeely continues to spark changes to DWI laws across the nation. Yesterday, Idaho joined the growing ranks of state Supreme Courts that have…
  • Oct 17

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds State's Implied Consent Statute Unconstitutional

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds State's Implied Consent Statute Unconstitutional
    Another state in our union has joined the bandwagon of those requiring warrants in DWI cases. In a unanimous decision, the Nevada Supreme Court held that, in light of Missouri v. McNeely, there was no basis for warrantless searches of…
Rank this Week: 2911

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Brooks-Style Consent: Valid Forevermore? A Dissenting Opinion Suggests Otherwise.

    Brooks-Style Consent: Valid Forevermore? A Dissenting Opinion Suggests Otherwise.
    It’s been a year and a half since Missouri v. McNeely and more than a year since State v. Brooks. In that time, the law regarding DWI’s in Minnesota has been all over the map, a roller coaster of dismissed test results and…
  • Nov 4

    Idaho Supreme Court Rejects Implied Consent Law

    Idaho Supreme Court Rejects Implied Consent Law
    The upheaval that resulted from the United States Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Missouri v. McNeely continues to spark changes to DWI laws across the nation. Yesterday, Idaho joined the growing ranks of state Supreme Courts that have…
  • Oct 17

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds State's Implied Consent Statute Unconstitutional

    Nevada Supreme Court Holds State's Implied Consent Statute Unconstitutional
    Another state in our union has joined the bandwagon of those requiring warrants in DWI cases. In a unanimous decision, the Nevada Supreme Court held that, in light of Missouri v. McNeely, there was no basis for warrantless searches of…
Rank this Week: 1412

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Nov 6

    Will I Lose My Job If I Am Convicted Of An OVI In Cleveland, Ohio?

    Will I Lose My Job If I Am Convicted Of An OVI In Cleveland, Ohio?
    Almost all of our clients have the same thing in common: they have jobs that they cannot afford to lose by being convicted of an OVI charge. If you are a professional, a nurse, a doctor, someone that drives for a living, and virtually anyone…
  • Nov 6

    What Do I Do If My Son Has Been Charged With Rape In Cleveland?

    What Do I Do If My Son Has Been Charged With Rape In Cleveland?
    We get asked this question a lot. Parents want to know what they should do if their child has been charged with, or accused of, a crime. The answer is pretty straight forward: you need to help your son hire the best criminal defense lawyer…
  • Nov 6

    Why Did I Lose My License After A DUI Arrest In Cleveland, Ohio?

    Why Did I Lose My License After A DUI Arrest In Cleveland, Ohio?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Cleveland, Ohio, the police officers most likely took your physical license from you – this is because either you refused to take the breath test or you failed the breath test. In some rare cases…
Rank this Week: 2479

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

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

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
Rank this Week: 2480

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 6

    Outdated Breath Test Machines to be Replaced in Washington

    Outdated Breath Test Machines to be Replaced in Washington
    The Washington State Patrol has announced that they will be replacing the current breath test machine used by law enforcement – the DataMaster – with the Dräger Alcotest 9510. The new machines are smaller, sleeker, and…
  • Oct 30

    Standardized Field Sobriety Test

    Standardized Field Sobriety Test
    If you are stopped by police for suspicion of DUI, the officer will likely ask you to perform a field sobriety test to help determine your level of impairment. Failing a field sobriety test can give the officer grounds to arrest you for drunk…
  • Oct 7

    196th Street Closed After Drunk Driver Hits Electrical Pole

    196th Street Closed After Drunk Driver Hits Electrical Pole
    For about 12 hours following a car accident on Wednesday, October 1st, a portion of 196th Street SW in Lynnwood was closed to all traffic. The closure occurred after an SUV collided with an electrical pole, toppling the pole and knocking down…
Rank this Week: 3009

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Nov 6

    Newburyport police seek suspect in sexual assault

    Newburyport police seek suspect in sexual assault
    Newburyport police are seeking a suspect in a string of sexual assaults against females in that city in the past four months -- the most recent against a juvenile on Monday night, police said. The assaults have escalated in severity and seem…
  • Nov 5

    Former priest settles sexual abuse suit

    Former priest settles sexual abuse suit
    A former Roman Catholic priest has settled a lawsuit alleging that he later sexually abused a 14-year-old student student in New York and Boston, the former student's attorney said Wednesday, as reported by the Times-Picayune and…
  • Nov 3

    Four clerics accused of abuse in Massachusett

    Four clerics accused of abuse in Massachusett
    Four clerics accused of abuse in Massachusetts. You can read about it here. A watchdog group that documents the clergy sex abuse crisis added the four names to its public database of priests and other religious leaders accused of sexual…
Rank this Week: 4906

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Nov 6

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship
    Harris and Dallas Counties in Texas are two of the deadliest for women involved in domestic violence. For both counties in 2013, The Texas Council on Family Violence reported that 20 women died during domestic violence incidents. For many…
  • Nov 4

    Public Drunkenness: When It’s Legal, And When It’s Not

    Public Drunkenness: When It’s Legal, And When It’s Not
    In Texas, persons of legal age (21 years) are allowed to purchase and consume alcohol. This is common knowledge, as is the right of the individual to enjoy the state’s many public spaces. In this Venn diagram of legal activities,…
  • Aug 4

    Four out of Five Dallas Police Officers Confess to Having Low Morale

    Four out of Five Dallas Police Officers Confess to Having Low Morale
    Results from a recent study report that 80 percent of Dallas Police Department officers are unhappy in their jobs. Some of those officers polled even admit to actively seeking another job. According to the Dallas Morning News, the…
Rank this Week: 2107

Oklahoma DUI

Oklahoma DUI

Covers DUI news and cases. They are the co-authors of By Bruce Edge and John Hunsucker.

http://duioklahoma.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Police Unions complain about new technology

    Police Unions complain about new technology
    We give you a gun and a badge along with the authority to place people in jail and you complain that technology that makes sure you are following the law while on duty and holding you accountable is "intrusive". Employers have the right to…
  • Aug 5

    Tampa DUI unit reorganized after arrest…

    Tampa DUI unit reorganized after arrest scandalPhotosCLIFF MCBRIDE/STAFF"By putting [DUI officers] out into the districts and having more oversight and more accountability, it will prevent a lapse in judgment by a single supervisor from…
  • Jul 8

    Compelling video on police abusing DUI checkpoint

    Compelling video on police abusing DUI checkpoint
    As a citizen and as an Oklahoma DUI lawyer, I have always been troubled by our Courts allowing police officers to set up random checkpoints.  Although there are some safe guards in place, the police officers know how to get around the…
Rank this Week: 4244

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2559

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2400

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 4

    3 reasons you should always request a DOL hearing following a DUI arrest

    3 reasons you should always request a DOL hearing following a DUI arrest
    Often times I meet with potential clients and one of the first questions they ask is whether they should challenge the proposed license revocation that follows a DUI arrest.  Usually they say they spoke with another attorney or a friend and…
  • Nov 2

    What degree is a license suspended after a DUI conviction

    What degree is a license suspended after a DUI conviction
    If a driver gets convicted of a DUI here in Washington State.  Then they face at least a 90 day drivers license suspension if it was a first offense DUI and they took the breath test.  Obviously the length of the license suspension can vary…
  • Oct 29

    Top reasons to hire DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba

    Top reasons to hire DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba
    I know, I know this isn't supposed to be some kind of sales pitch marketing blog but a blog where any and all DUI topics are discussed.  However as the owner of the law firm sometimes I just have to do this in order to run my business.  As…
Rank this Week: 3016

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce
    The popularity of reality television and social media websites has transformed our society from one that places a high value on privacy into one where complete strangers observe every facet of an individual’s life. This trend also has…
  • Aug 18

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?
    By Attorney Cheri Hobbs: It’s a sunny day in Central Florida (about 100 degrees outside) and I pull up to a major intersection. In the median walking toward me a full suited firefighter holding a boot and asking passerby’s to…
  • Jul 19

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?
    In United States vs. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a relationship between “one man and one woman as husband and…
Rank this Week: 1999

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

Covers Criminal and Family Law. Published by Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum.

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense

    Maryland Peace Order and Protective Order Defense
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective…
  • Sep 6

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ

    Maryland Marijuana Citation and Civil Citation FAQ
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the…
  • Aug 11

    Legal Definition of Possession

    Legal Definition of Possession
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - Law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most…
Rank this Week: 1792

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/
  • Nov 4

    Halloween Is Dangerous Night For Pedestrians Struck By Intoxicated Driver

    Halloween Is Dangerous Night For Pedestrians Struck By Intoxicated Driver
    If you ask the average motorist, he or she would probably tell you that the night of the year when there are the most drunk drivers would be either New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl Sunday or possibly Thanksgiving Eve. In fact, Halloween night…
  • Oct 7

    Michael Phelps Charged With Second DWI

    Michael Phelps Charged With Second DWI
    Michael Phelps, 29, the US. Olympic swimmer who holds 22 total medals (18 gold), has been charged for a second time with DWI and traffic infractions.  In the early morning hours of September 30, 2014, Mr. Phelps was observed by a…
  • Jun 11

    Operator In Hudson River Fatal Boat Crash Pleads Guilty

    Operator In Hudson River Fatal Boat Crash Pleads Guilty
    Jojo John, the 36 year old operator of a 19 foot Stingray powerboat which collided with a barge just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge last July 26 around 10:45 PM, killing two and injuring three other people, pled guilty to two counts of…
Rank this Week: 4268

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Nov 3

    How Does an 11.07 Writ of Habeas Help a Convicted Person?

    How Does an 11.07 Writ of Habeas Help a Convicted Person?
    I recently answered a similar question in the context of a murder conviction where an individual was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. The question also raised issues about the defendant being a first-time offender, having inadequate…
  • Sep 24

    Criminal Appeals: Five Things to Know

    Criminal Appeals: Five Things to Know
    Criminal appeals are complex. It would be impossible to distill the entirety of criminal appellate practice into five bullet points. On the other hand, some aspects of criminal appeals are more paramount than others–especially when it…
  • Sep 24

    Criminal Appeals: Five Things to Know

    Criminal Appeals: Five Things to Know
    Criminal appeals are complex. It would be impossible to distill the entirety of criminal appellate practice into five bullet points. On the other hand, some aspects of criminal appeals are more paramount than others–especially when it…
Rank this Week: 3887

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Nov 3

    After 20 Years, New Jersey’s Megan’s Law Has Accomplished Little

    After 20 Years, New Jersey’s Megan’s Law Has Accomplished Little
    It has been 20 years since New Jersey enacted Megan’s Law, which require convicted sex offenders to register with local authorities in the community where they live.  Whether and to what extent the law has accomplished anything…
  • Oct 8

    New Jersey Supreme Court Rules on Sentencing Factors in Careless Driving Case

    New Jersey Supreme Court Rules on Sentencing Factors in Careless Driving Case
    Every New Jersey resident knows about the importance that driving plays in everyday life in the State.  Free and easy access to a car is a prerequisite to many daily activities.  At the same time, motor vehicle infractions are a…
  • Sep 19

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case
    Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Paroline v. United States.  The decision instructs district courts to adopt a common sense approach in computing restitution awards in child pornography cases. Paroline…
Rank this Week: 2112

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
  • Feb 21

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption
    This Chicago DUI attorney regularly gets told that you can't be charged with a DUI because no alcohol was consumed.  I've posted here, here, and here that this is not true.  Still it is clear that people really think you can't get…
  • Jan 6

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
Rank this Week: 4138

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Douglas Herring.

http://www.newjerseycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 31

    DUI Conviction Upheld When Police Fail To Read Warning

    DUI Conviction Upheld When Police Fail To Read Warning
    Today, in State v. Pedro Peralta, A-5761-12 (Decided October 31, 2014), the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a published opinion upholding the conviction for Driving under the Influence (DUI), when the police failed to read the required…
  • Jul 28

    Historical Basis of the Fourth Amendment

    Historical Basis of the Fourth Amendment
    Our Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects the rights of peoples, as follows: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no…
  • Jul 2

    What is Failure to Register?

    What is Failure to Register?
    Failing to Register as a Sex Offender is a serious crime in New Jersey and a violation of the “Megan’s Law.”  In 1994, a seven year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township,…
Rank this Week: 1871

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

Offers information and articles related to injury and accident law, criminal law, and immigration law in New York. By the Law Office of Mark Siesel, Esq.

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Joan Rivers Daughter Melissa Rivers To File Wrongful Death Suit

    Joan Rivers Daughter Melissa Rivers To File Wrongful Death Suit
    Melissa Rivers, the only daughter of the late Joan Rivers, the 81 year old comedian who died on September 4, 2014, has announced her intention to file a multimillion dollar medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against the Yorkville…
  • Oct 17

    Several Former NFL Players Object To Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

    Several Former NFL Players Object To Concussion Lawsuit Settlement
    This week, ten former NFL players filed objections to the NFL Concussion Lawsuit settlement due to concerns that the settlement does not adequately compensate the victims of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE is a brain injury of…
  • Sep 30

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month

    Second Fatal Bike Accident In Central Park In Two Month
    On September 18th, Jill Tarlov, 59, a married mother of two and former employee of WINS News, was crossing West Drive near West 63rd Street when she was struck by a bicyclist, 31 year old Jason Marshall.  Apparently, Marshall was…
Rank this Week: 1143

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?

    First Time DUI: Do I Really Need A Drunk Driving Lawyer?
    San Diego residents often call me for their free phone consultation after being charged with their first drunk driving offense. At the end of the call, the person often says, “I have been talking to my friends and I just don’t…
  • Oct 15

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’

    San Diego’s Ridesharing Prevents DUI’
    Out on the town and you had a couple of drinks. Knowing San Diego’s drunk driving laws, you decide it’s best not to drive home and chance getting a DUI.  You ask yourself, “How am I going to get home?”  You…
  • Sep 23

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification

    Drunk Driving & Refusing To Submit A Chemical Test, Criminal Ramification
    California has an implied consent law, which requires a driver that is lawfully arrested, suspected of driving under the influence, to submit to a chemical test. The tests that are typically offered for suspected alcohol intoxication is a…
Rank this Week: 4663

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2110