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Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Mar 16

    StingRay Surveillance

    StingRay Surveillance
    The New York Times is reporting today that police departments across the country are using a new surveillance device called StingRay to track and locate criminals, terrorists, or missing persons. However, StingRay raises serious privacy…
  • Jan 5

    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO

    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO
    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO Who gets the money from asset forfeitures and how is that money used? These questions and more are answered in a report titled Asset Forfeiture in Texas: DPS and County Interaction. (hereinafter “DPS…
  • Dec 18

    TRAFFIC STOPS 2.0

    TRAFFIC STOPS 2.0
    TRAFFIC STOPS AND THE FOURTH AMENDMENT The Supreme Court decided Heien v. North Carolina this week (12/15/2014)–which arose from a traffic stop in North Carolina. Facts: In Heien, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surry County…
Rank this Week: 2314

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Mar 15

    Terrorism Sentencing Enhancement Reversed By Fifth Circuit

    Terrorism Sentencing Enhancement Reversed By Fifth Circuit
    Section 3A1.4 of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines authorizes a steep increase in a defendant’s offense level and an automatic increase in his criminal history category if […]
  • Mar 15

    Do Convicted Felons Lose Right to Transfer Firearms?

    Do Convicted Felons Lose Right to Transfer Firearms?
    Significant Property Rights Case Awaits Supreme Court Decision When defendants are arrested for felonies, it has become a standard condition of bond in many courts that […]
  • Mar 15

    Should Hearsay Statements Made by Children be Allowed at Trial?

    Should Hearsay Statements Made by Children be Allowed at Trial?
    Supreme Court to Address the Child-Victim Hearsay Exception As criminal defense lawyers we are often called to represent individuals accused of committing sex crimes against children. […]
Rank this Week: 1174

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Mar 15

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar
    As I discussed in this post, Wisconsin has achieved one of the nation’s higher rates of reduction in imprisonment over the past decade.  To be sure, New York, California, and a few other states have far outpaced Wisconsin in this…
  • Mar 11

    More on Good Conduct Time

    More on Good Conduct Time
    Over the past few months, on this blog and elsewhere, I’ve been  arguing that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting good conduct time for prisoners, which provides for accelerated release based on good behavior behind bars.…
  • Mar 6

    Mercenary Justice?

    Mercenary Justice?
    Earlier this week, the United States Department of Justice released a scathing report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri.  Figuring prominently in the DOJ’s criticisms, Ferguson criminal-justice officials were said…
Rank this Week: 4663

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Mar 15

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse
    'faint odor' of marijuana but found no marijuana"the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and probable cause to seize the evidence."Drug Crime Cop Gone WildOne of Polk county's finest, a deputy sheriff under the…
  • Feb 21

    DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS

    DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS
    Trafficking 4 to 14 GramsMorphine, Opium,Oxycodone,Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone "shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years"If you have been charged with DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS…
  • Feb 14

    DRUG2103 POSSESSION OF CANNABIS LESS THAN 20 GRAMS

    DRUG2103 POSSESSION OF CANNABIS LESS THAN 20 GRAMS
    Possession of Cannabis Less Than 20 Grams"the possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis, as defined in this chapter, the person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree"Charged with DRUG2103 POSSESSION OF CANNABIS  LESS THAN 20…
Rank this Week: 3934

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: 1959

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Mar 13

    Reckless Driving Dismissals in Williamsburg, Accomack, Chesapeake, and Newport New

    Reckless Driving Dismissals in Williamsburg, Accomack, Chesapeake, and Newport New
    Despite having 24 traffic cases continued due to weathe […] The post Reckless Driving Dismissals in Williamsburg, Accomack, Chesapeake, and Newport News appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Mar 13

    Traffic Dismissals in Williamsburg, Accomack, Chesapeake, Newport News, Portsmouth

    Traffic Dismissals in Williamsburg, Accomack, Chesapeake, Newport News, Portsmouth
    Despite having 24 traffic cases in February continued d […] The post Traffic Dismissals in Williamsburg, Accomack, Chesapeake, Newport News, Portsmouth appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Jan 30

    Williamsburg Reckless Driving (95/70) Null Prossed!

    Williamsburg Reckless Driving (95/70) Null Prossed!
    A good result in Williamsburg for a Reckless Driving by […] The post Williamsburg Reckless Driving (95/70) Null Prossed! appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 1660

Michigan DUI Lawyer Blog

Michigan DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan DUI laws and offenses. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C.

http://www.michiganduilawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 13

    What Your Michigan DUI Attorney Needs to Know to Effectively Represent You

    What Your Michigan DUI Attorney Needs to Know to Effectively Represent You
    You have completed your due diligence in your quest to find a Michigan DUI attorney. You have a meeting scheduled to discuss your case. What information do you need to be prepared to discuss and what documentation should you bring? When…
  • Feb 27

    Before you Drink & Drive, read some of these facts......

    Before you Drink & Drive, read some of these facts......
    Recently, a Michigan DUI attorney from SMDA was getting ready for a jury trial on a Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offense. In preparation for trial, he was trying to find some statistics to share with the jury during his opening…
  • Feb 20

    Choose Your Michigan DUI Attorney Wisely

    Choose Your Michigan DUI Attorney Wisely
    Imagine driving home from meeting a few friends for a drink. You felt OK to get behind the wheel and drive home. You had a few drinks, but you know your limit and you definitely did not cross it this time. You are purposely driving under…
Rank this Week: 3664

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3901

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Features the story of the life, times and tribulations of a Trial Attorney in Paradise.

http://808crime.com/blog/
  • Mar 12

    Terroristic Threatening or Rap Music

    Terroristic Threatening or Rap Music
    Terroristic Threatening: can you be incarcerated for rap lyrics? Absolutely. On March 12, 2015 KC and Tantra from the Power 104.3 morning show here in Honolulu called me up to ask this question. Like Tantra said, “That’s his first…
  • Mar 12

    Terroristic Threatening or Rap Music

    Terroristic Threatening or Rap Music
    Terroristic Threatening: can you be incarcerated for rap lyrics? Absolutely. On March 12, 2015 KC and Tantra from the Power 104.3 morning show here in Honolulu called me up to ask this question. Like Tantra said, “That’s his first…
  • Mar 2

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year
    2015 has already started and I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who’s trusted me with their case already this year. There’s a whole lot of things to discuss about simply the first two months of this year, that…
Rank this Week: 2833

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
  • Mar 12

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?
    ICE issued an Notice to Appear (NTA - the charging document for initiation of removal (deportation) proceedings) for an alleged alien. The NTA failed to allege alienage, and instead alleged that the person "illegally entered the US by wading…
  • Feb 19

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred
    Our firm is proud to announce yet another approval for an individual who entered the United States of America prior to the age of sixteen as a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This individual arrived after turning 15…
  • Feb 19

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant
    What makes an undocumented alien "undocumented?" Most people would think, correctly, that it means being present in the United States without permission. It follows, then, that an alien who has permission to be here is "documented." You don't…
Rank this Week: 4889

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    How can I be Found Guilty of a Los Angeles DUI

    How can I be Found Guilty of a Los Angeles DUI
    There are several ways you can be found guilty of a Los Angeles DUI. However, before any guilty verdicts are decided, there must first be an arrest, and a charge. After you have been charged and arrested, you will be given an arraignment…
  • Mar 5

    Why am I Charged with a Los Angeles DUI if I Was Not Driving?

    Why am I Charged with a Los Angeles DUI if I Was Not Driving?
    If you have been charged with a Los Angeles DUI, you have not yet been convicted. If you have been arrested, you have not yet been convicted. It merely means that there is probable cause for officers to believe that you are guilty of driving…
  • Feb 26

    What Happens if I Do Not Appear at my Los Angeles DUI Arraignment?

    What Happens if I Do Not Appear at my Los Angeles DUI Arraignment?
    When you are first pulled over and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, you will be given a citation notice that states a day and time, as well as a courthouse. This is your arraignment date. On the arraignment date, the…
Rank this Week: 4093

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Mar 12

    A Spirit of Prudence

    A Spirit of Prudence
    When I was a kid, I had a small, portable radio that looked like a hamburger.  I took it everywhere with me: to the bathroom, in the car, on family outings.  During the summer, I would put it under my … Continue reading…
  • Mar 3

    Hernandez: Eleventh Circuit Accepts Allegations of Bad Lawyering under Padilla v. Kentucky; Case Sent Back for an Evidentiary Hearing

    Hernandez: Eleventh Circuit Accepts Allegations of Bad Lawyering under Padilla v. Kentucky; Case Sent Back for an Evidentiary Hearing
    The question of when a criminal defendant is entitled to a do-over because his lawyer failed to correctly advise him of the immigration consequences of a conviction in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky is…
  • Feb 4

    The Character of Man

    The Character of Man
    Here is something from Mark Twain’s Autobiography which he wrote and dictated in bits and pieces over the course of many years, and completed in December 1909, four months shy of his death on April 21, 1910.  The piece is ……
Rank this Week: 4383

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Mar 12

    Exide Technologies Follow-up

    Exide Technologies Follow-up
    On March 12, 2015, Exide Technologies announced that it will permanently close its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement reached with the USAO for the Central District of California.…
  • Mar 11

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA
    An interesting article in the Los Angeles Times on Exide Technologies’ Vernon, CA smelter (think just south of downtown Los Angeles) that shows, somewhat, the interplay of civil enforcement, criminal enforcement, local activism and…
  • Jan 29

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public
    Often times, people want more information and do not know where to go to on-line to find it. Below is a handy list of some of the searchable databases maintained by the government that are environmentally oriented. Envirofacts:…
Rank this Week: 2537

Las Vegas Criminal Defense…

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

By Ross Goodman.

http://www.rossgoodmancriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Mar 12

    How to choose a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

    How to choose a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Goodman Law Group, P.C.520 S 4th St,Las Vegas, NV 89101Phone: (702) 383 – 5088Fax: (702) 385 – 5088Is a criminal charge filed against you? Here are some tips on choosing the right Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer for your…
  • Mar 5

    Plea Bargaining in Domestic Violence

    Plea Bargaining in Domestic Violence
    Goodman Law Group, P.C.520 S 4th St,Las Vegas, NV 89101Phone: (702) 383 – 5088Fax: (702) 385 – 5088                Plea bargaining happens when there is an…
  • Mar 3

    How to Win a Child’s Sole Custody?

    How to Win a Child’s Sole Custody?
    Goodman Law Group, P.C. 520 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Phone: (702) 383 – 5088 Fax: (702) 385 – 5088Some parents who separate agree for a joint custody to their child. This means that they have to share the time…
Rank this Week: 1239

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County

    "Plain Smell" Doctrine Results in Two Marijuana Busts in Sonoma County
    Over the past few weeks, police in Sonoma County have made a number of arrests for transporting large amounts of marijuana. According to a report by Patch.com, two of the arrests resulted from an officer's report that he could smell marijuana…
  • Mar 5

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested

    Santa Rosa Police Seize 135 Pounds of Marijuana and AK-47, One Man Arrested
    Earlier last month in Santa Rosa, police got word that the residents of an aging commercial facility that had been converted into three mechanic's bays were acting hostile towards a city inspector present to issue a cease-work order. The…
  • Feb 24

    Four Charged with Smuggling $250K Worth of Marijuana from California to Pennsylvania

    Four Charged with Smuggling $250K Worth of Marijuana from California to Pennsylvania
    Earlier this month, four people were arrested and charged with various offenses relating to the alleged smuggling of 85 pounds of marijuana. According to one local Pennsylvania news source, the four had a complex plan to transport the…
Rank this Week: 3531

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: 4227

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2351

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 10

    Suge Knight Hit and Run Video Released

    Suge Knight Hit and Run Video Released
    Music producer and professional subject of controversy Suge Knight is back in hot water after being accused of a deadly hit and run in California. As so often is the case in a criminal trial, video of an alleged incident can be a crucial…
  • Feb 19

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida
    One hit wonder and 90's musician Vanilla Ice was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft in Palm Beach County this week. According to news reports, Ice was renovating a nearby home as a part of his DIY television show "The Vanilla…
  • Feb 19

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida
    One hit wonder and 90’s musician Vanilla Ice was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft in Palm Beach County this week. According to news reports, Ice was renovating a nearby home as a part of his DIY television show…
Rank this Week: 3513

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
  • Mar 10

    Court Dismisses Laurie Bebo’s “Compelling and Meritorious” Claims For Lack of Jurisdiction

    Court Dismisses Laurie Bebo’s “Compelling and Meritorious” Claims For Lack of Jurisdiction
    Last Week, Judge Rudolph T. Randa of the Eastern District of Wisconsin dismissed the suit filed by former Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. CEO Laurie Bebo, challenging the SEC's right to pursue administrative securities fraud charges against…
  • Mar 9

    Newman Fallout Continues as Rajat Gupta Moves to Set Aside Judgment and Get Out of Jail

    Newman Fallout Continues as Rajat Gupta Moves to Set Aside Judgment and Get Out of Jail
    Former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta has filed a motion pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to set aside his 2012 conviction on insider trading charges and to vacate the prison sentence he is serving. Gupta argues that under U.S. v.…
  • Feb 23

    SEC Says Newman Does Not Change Pleading Standard in Civil Case

    SEC Says Newman Does Not Change Pleading Standard in Civil Case
    Trying to stop the spread of US v. Newman from affecting the pleading standard in civil insider trading actions, the SEC filed a brief last week opposing Dhia Jafar and Omar Nabulsi’s motion for reconsideration of Southern District of…
Rank this Week: 1710

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Mar 9

    You can be stopped for any reason now

    You can be stopped for any reason now
    by Jessica Towne The Supreme Court of North Carolina recently heard a case where an officer who did not have a valid reason to stop someone, did so anyway, and then discovered a baggie of cocaine in the car after the driver consented to a…
  • Mar 9

    Will these bills make good laws?

    Will these bills make good laws?
    Your elected officials are busy at work. Do you know what they are up to? The Georgia Driver does. She is keeping an eye on a few bills as they make their way from proposal to law. If you've an interest in any of these topics, contact your…
  • Mar 3

    How an out of state DUI can cost your license

    How an out of state DUI can cost your license
    By Jessica Towne Driving in Georgia is a privilege, not a right, and the Georgia DDS has the authority to rescind, cancel, suspend and revoke a driver’s license for certain behaviors. It can even revoke or cancel your Georgia…
Rank this Week: 2751

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

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

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
  • Mar 9

    Nguyen v State-why even a .078 DUI is not DIY

    Nguyen v State-why even a .078 DUI is not DIY
    Nguyen v. State, A14A1806, March 2, 2015. Trung Nguyen was convicted of a DUI after representing himself. He appealed arguing that the Court erred in allowing the introduction of a prior DUI into evidence and allowing the prosecutor to…
  • Feb 23

    Parker v State- Proffers can be hearsay

    Parker v State- Proffers can be hearsay
    Parker v. State,  S14G1005, Feb. 16, 2015.  The Georgia Supreme Court  ruled that Georgia's new Evidence Code allows hearsay evidence in determining whether an out-of-state person is a material witness to a Georgia criminal…
  • Feb 23

    Chernowski v State - what do you do with a problem like Fulton County

    Chernowski v State - what do you do with a problem like Fulton County
    Chernowski v. State, A14A2151, February 12, 2015. Dora Chernowski appealed her DUI conviction resulting from a 2004 single car accident in Fulton Count. She claimed that her Due Process rights were violated by a seven year delay in the…
Rank this Week: 3296

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
Rank this Week: 1743

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 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…
  • Feb 1

    Spokane to Tow Vehicles for Prostitution Arrest

    Spokane to Tow Vehicles for Prostitution Arrest
    The city council for Spokane voted this month to allow the police to tow and impound the vehicles of individuals arrested for solicitation of prostitutes in Spokane city limits. Under state law, when a city designates these tow areas, the…
  • Jul 7

    Washington Marijuana Stores: 8 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Visiting

    Washington Marijuana Stores: 8 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Visiting
    Today is the big day in Washington State. Twenty-two state-licensed marijuana stores will open, including two in Bellingham, Washington. But before traveling south, there are important things Canadians need to know about the complicated legal…
Rank this Week: 4694

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/
  • Mar 8

    Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL

    Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
    The most recent changes to Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, were announced in an administrative order (S-2015-012) dated on February 5, 2015.In order to implement provisions of the “T. Patt Maney…
  • Jan 9

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016
    The fight for medical marijuana in Florida begins today. The Florida Secretary of State has approved the new petition to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. This petition will put the medical marijuana issue back on the ballot in 2016.We…
  • Nov 12

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.
    The American Justice Summit streamed live on November 10, 2014 for more than five hours. The program addressed the need for reform within the criminal justice system though a series of small discussion panels. Budget concerns in an…
Rank this Week: 4275

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/
  • Mar 7

    What If Jodi Arias Juror #17 Failed To Disclose Her Connection To Prosecutor?

    What If Jodi Arias Juror #17 Failed To Disclose Her Connection To Prosecutor?
    THE ALLEGED FACTS Some new interesting developments have come to light concerning one of the jurors (Juror #17) in the most recent Jodi Arias jury trial. It’s being reported by CBS 5, a local television station from Phoenix, that the…
  • Mar 5

    Making Sense of the Jodi Arias Hung Jury Verdict

    Making Sense of the Jodi Arias Hung Jury Verdict
    INITIAL THOUGHTS I know a lot of people are angry right now. To hear that Jodi Arias won’t be going to death row because of one lone juror (who I’ll call “Juror 12″) is too much for many to handle right now. Many on…
  • Feb 23

    “Insanity defense – When can you be excused for committing a crime?”

    “Insanity defense – When can you be excused for committing a crime?”
    By: Mark Eiglarsh THE SCENARIO A middle-aged man, Kyle, returns home to his wife and children after serving in the U.S. military for a number of years. Upon his return home from duty, Kyle volunteers to help war veterans who struggle with…
Rank this Week: 834

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
Rank this Week: 2433

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 746

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Mar 6

    When does an informant tip justify a police traffic stop?

    When does an informant tip justify a police traffic stop?
    Fourth Amendment Requirements With Regards to Traffic Stops The Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of “unreasonable searches and seizures” extends to temporary detentions, such as traffic stops. See U.S. Const. amend. IV;…
  • Dec 17

    Our Vanishing Right

    Our Vanishing Right
    In an opinion released early this week the Supreme Court of the United States has yet again ruled against protecting individuals rights and has given law enforcement even more power to harass and torment the masses. The case referred to…
  • Oct 21

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law
    If you are convicted of felony, either a state or federal felony charge, you lose certain rights going forward including the right to own firearms. The felony gun ownership laws in Utah are very harsh. The question then arises, what ……
Rank this Week: 4616

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Mar 6

    Road to Ruin: Virginia Proposal to Raise Reckless Driving Threshold Fail

    Road to Ruin: Virginia Proposal to Raise Reckless Driving Threshold Fail
    Although most Virginia drivers aren’t aware of it, their chance to avoid a Virginia misdemeanor conviction for Reckless Driving took a major blow last month. A proposal to raise the reckless driving threshold to 85 miles-per-hour was…
  • Feb 16

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law
    Last year, in Palmer v. District of Columbia, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the District of Columbia’s carrying a pistol statute was facially unconstitutional. In a lawsuit…
  • Jan 16

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?
    In August of 2012, the District of Columbia City Council, with little public comment, amended DC’s DUI law. Among the many changes included doubling mandatory minimum jail sentences for repeat offenders and cases with high chemical…
Rank this Week: 2041

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Florida Drivers Fight Sobriety Checkpoints with ‘DUI Flyer’

    Florida Drivers Fight Sobriety Checkpoints with ‘DUI Flyer’
    Sobriety checkpoints have always been controversial with questions as to whether or not they constitute unfair search and seizure usually at the forefront of the debate. Now, many drivers in the state of Florida are standing up to them in a…
  • Feb 6

    Minnesota DPS Reveals Top Drunk Driving Counties; Super Bowl Arrests Decrease

    Minnesota DPS Reveals Top Drunk Driving Counties; Super Bowl Arrests Decrease
    Leading up to the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety revealed an infographic on Facebook showcasing what it considers to be state’s top 25 dangerous drunk driving counties – all areas state authorities carried…
  • Jan 12

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance
    A new year means new chances for those with previous convictions in Minnesota. On January 1st, a state law went into effect allowing people with misdemeanors and some felonies to petition a judge to determine whether or not they can have…
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New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4749

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Courts Disagree on the Meaning of “Public Disclosure”

    Courts Disagree on the Meaning of “Public Disclosure”
    Chicago – The False Claims Act places several restrictions on a person’s ability to pursue a qui tam case on behalf of the government. One of these restrictions is known as the “public disclosure bar”. The definition…
  • Feb 22

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional
    Chicago – The Illinois Supreme Court finally issued its opinion addressing a number of aspects of the Illinois Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Statute, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6.  The Court found most importantly that the mandatory…
  • Feb 7

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar
    Chicago – In a case that has been before the Court of Appeals for the third time and before the United States Supreme Court twice, the relator appealed the district court’s dismissal of her qui tam case based on the False Claims…
Rank this Week: 2093

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Stamm Testifies Before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee

    Stamm Testifies Before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee
    On March 4, 2015, Leonard Stamm testified in opposition to House Bill 532 which would require officers to tell suspected drunk drivers in a fatal or life threatening injury crash that they are required to submit to an alcohol test. Here is…
  • Feb 2

    Proposals for New DUI Laws in 2015

    Proposals for New DUI Laws in 2015
    1. Change "reasonable grounds" in § 16-205.1 to "probable cause" The Fourth Amendment requires articulable reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle, Whren v. U.S., 517 U.S. 806, 116 S. Ct. 1769, 135 L. Ed. 2d 89 (1996) and probable cause…
  • Dec 22

    Heien v. North Carolina - Ignorance of the law is no defense - unless you are a cop

    Heien v. North Carolina - Ignorance of the law is no defense - unless you are a cop
    Last week the Supreme Court decided the case of Heien v. North Carolina. In an 8-1 decision, the Court decided that even though an officer stopped a driver for conduct that was later decided NOT to be illegal, that the officer's objectively…
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Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Mar 3

    SARBANES-OXLEY, SHORT FISH & FEDERAL OVERKILL.

    SARBANES-OXLEY, SHORT FISH & FEDERAL OVERKILL.
    Sarbanes-Oxley, Short Fish & Federal Overkill. Yates v. United States, 514 U.S. __ (Decided February 25, 2015), is an interesting case.  Yates was a fishing boat captain, on a multi-day fishing run off the coast of Florida, when his…
  • Feb 23

    ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY 21, 2015, YORK BAR ASSOCIATION OUI CLE, SACO.

    ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY 21, 2015, YORK BAR ASSOCIATION OUI CLE, SACO.
    Posted By:  Edmund R. Folsom Date:  February 23, 2015   ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY 21, 2015, YORK BAR ASSOCIATION OUI CLE, SACO. Below are the comments of Scott Houde, Esq., organizer of the May 21, 2015, continuing education program on…
  • Jan 10

    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS.

    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS.
    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. January 10, 2015   Free speech is under attack in the free nations of the western world, in a way more effective than I have otherwise seen in my lifetime. We are…
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Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney…

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Apr 7

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance
    Collin County DWI cases often involve license suspension issues along with the criminal cases. Should your license be suspended as a result of a criminal conviction, or as part of an administrative suspension (ALR suspension), odds are you…
  • Nov 11

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?
    We are constantly informing our clients about the potential horrors of being on probation (also called community supervision).  Often, getting probation doesn't necessarily mean you aren't going to jail.  Sometimes, it just means…
Rank this Week: 4166

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Mar 2

    Illinois Counties With the Highest DUI Arrest

    Illinois Counties With the Highest DUI Arrest
    Thanks to improved awareness, harsher penalties, and significant legislative efforts, drunk driving fatalities in Illinois have decreased by over 37 percent  between 2002 and 2012. Alcohol-impaired driving remains a serious…
  • Mar 2

    Appellate Court Holds That Fourth Amendment Does Not Apply to License Revocation Hearing

    Appellate Court Holds That Fourth Amendment Does Not Apply to License Revocation Hearing
    Earlier this month, a North Carolina appellate court held that the Fourth Amendment does not apply in driver’s license revocation hearings, “even if those proceedings could be viewed as quasi-criminal in nature.” In…
  • Feb 6

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Defendant’s DUI Based on Officer’s Fourth Amendment Violation

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Defendant’s DUI Based on Officer’s Fourth Amendment Violation
    This month, the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed a defendant’s DUI conviction based on the arresting officer’s Fourth Amendment violation. The defendant, Katelyn Bozarth, was charged with two counts of DUI after being…
Rank this Week: 4915

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Mar 2

    I Am Going To Kill You

    I Am Going To Kill You
    Last week Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Starlings made ESPN Sportscenter for a remark that Stallings wish he would never have yelled. Right after Vanderbilt beat Tennessee , a player made some gestures that could be construed as…
  • Feb 24

    Tennessee's 12 Hour Hold In Domestic Violence Case

    Tennessee's 12 Hour Hold In Domestic Violence Case
    Changes to Tennessee's !2 hour hold in domestic violence cases is set for committee review this afternoon . Current law requires that anyone arrested for a domestic violence charge must be held in custody for 12 hours before one could make a…
  • Feb 19

    New Tactics in Prosecuting Domestic Violence Case

    New Tactics in Prosecuting Domestic Violence Case
    Earlier this week , I posted on the new changes in the docketing of domestic violence cases in Nashville Davidson County Tennessee. With new concepts in how to process domestic violence cases also comes new strategies in prosecuting the…
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Richard B. Huttner Blog

Richard B. Huttner Blog

Provides information on Denver criminal defense.

http://www.criminallawyerdenver.com/denver-criminal-defense-blog/
  • Mar 1

    Why You Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer Before Charges Are Filed

    Why You Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer Before Charges Are Filed
    Have you been involved in a criminal case in Denver?  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a misdemeanor case or a felony case, your life could be significantly damaged by the outcome—and when something as serious as your…
  • Feb 28

    When Should a DUI Case Go to Trial?

    When Should a DUI Case Go to Trial?
    Getting pulled over by the police can be a stressful and frightening experience. In most cases, the police will only stop your vehicle if you have provided them with a justification, such as weaving, running a red light or speeding. When it…
  • Feb 27

    How to Avoid a Drunk Driving Arrest and Conviction

    How to Avoid a Drunk Driving Arrest and Conviction
    There are many people who like to celebrate various occasions in life, from the little things to the big, life changing events, with a night out. Having fun and celebrating responsibly is a great thing to do, but unfortunately it can be easy…
Rank this Week: 1917

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    I smell dope in the nations capital

    I smell dope in the nations capital
    This week Marijuana becomes legal in the nation's capital, Washington D.C., kinda. A person is allowed to grow up to three plants in their house and they are allowed to smoke Marijuana in their house- not on the street. Unlike liberal and…
  • Feb 10

    Marijuana and driving under the Influence

    Marijuana and driving under the Influence
    The issue of DUI by Marijuana (driving under the influence) has never been more relevant than now when states are beginning to jump onto the pot bandwagon, legalizing Marijuana for recreational and or medical use while many more states have…
  • Feb 1

    Will I lose my job if I get arrested for DUI in Maryland

    Will I lose my job if I get arrested for DUI in Maryland
    Will I lose my job if I get arrested for DUI? Always a question on the lips of those arrested for an alcohol violation in Maryland. The short answer is probably not! In our over 20 years experience I can count (probably on less than one…
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Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Feb 28

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car

    Don't Run People Over With Your Car
    Don't Run People Over With Your Car It may seem like common sense, but we really shouldn't run people over with our cars. Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of this going around lately and not just by Suge Knight. Using a car as a weapon…
  • Feb 27

    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47?

    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47?
    How Can You Benefit From Proposition 47? A man was arrested recently for the felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code Section 29805. The gentlemen was convicted of a felony drug offense over ten…
  • Jan 20

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?

    Finally Something Worth Steeling...Grapes?
    Finally, Something Worth Steeling…Grapes? http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/ex-vineyard-manager-winery-owner-pleads-not-guilty-to-grape/article_366c1816-6577-57b8-b730-c15a655aa796.html And, just so that we are all on the same…
Rank this Week: 3054

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    What is an Admin Per Se Suspension in Arizona?

    What is an Admin Per Se Suspension in Arizona?
    What is the Admin Per Se? 1)   When you are accused of a DUI, MVD or the Police Officer will suspend your license for 90 days. This is the Admin Per Se Implied Consent suspension. If you refuse the blood or breath test your license…
  • Feb 24

    How to find the best lawyer for me if arrested for a DUI in Scottsdale, AZ

    How to find the best lawyer for me if arrested for a DUI in Scottsdale, AZ
    If you are arrested for a DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona you need immediate representation. Your best option at this point is to hire someone. However, what should you look for in a lawyer's qualifications? The best qualifications you can look…
  • Feb 23

    Best Decision to Make if arrested for a DUI in Phoenix, Arizona - Hire a Lawyer

    Best Decision to Make if arrested for a DUI in Phoenix, Arizona - Hire a Lawyer
    If you are arrested for a DUI in Phoenix, Arizona you need immediate representation. Your best option at this point is to hire somone. However, what should you look for in a lawyer's qualifications? The best qualifications you can look for…
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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3013

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Your Right to Remain Silent

    Your Right to Remain Silent
    In our practice we hear from clients all the time that the police did not read them their rights, meaning Miranda rights, when they are arrested.  Contrary to every television show and most people’s belief – the police…
  • Feb 26

    Traffic stop for dark window tint – probable cause?

    Traffic stop for dark window tint – probable cause?
    Let’s say you just bought a used car.  You never had the windows tinted, the car came like that.  Or let’s say you recently had the windows tinted by a reputable tint dealer.  Then in the middle of the day,…
  • Jan 26

    Juvenile Car Burglarie

    Juvenile Car Burglarie
    One of the most common juvenile crimes that I see are juvenile car burglaries.  These frequently happen in neighborhoods where kids may be walking around at night and trying to open up unlocked cars looking for loose change or…
Rank this Week: 1655

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4273

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1312