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Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles DUI Involving Drug

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles DUI Involving Drug
    The legislature amended the California Vehicle Code §23152 pertaining to misdemeanor DUIs to specifically include language stating that it is unlawful for a person to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. A person…
  • Nov 6

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Under the Influence of Alcohol?

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Under the Influence of Alcohol?
    In January 2014, the legislature changed the language in California Vehicle Code §23152 and 23153. California Vehicle Code §23152 is the code section that pertains to misdemeanor DUI charges. The new code section reads as follows:…
  • Oct 28

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Driving?

    Can I be Convicted of a Los Angeles DUI if I was not Driving?
    In order to be convicted of a Los Angeles DUI, the court must show that you are guilty of both elements beyond a reasonable doubt. One element that is crucial to a Los Angeles DUI is driving. California Vehicle Code §23152 states as…
Rank this Week: 4070

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Nov 13

    $9 Billion Punitive Damages Award in Actos Diabetes Drug Trial

    $9 Billion Punitive Damages Award in Actos Diabetes Drug Trial
    A lawsuit over the lack of warning on packaging for the diabetes drug Actos has resulted in a $9 billion punitive damages award. The award came after the drug company failed to include a warning on the package that Actos … Continue…
  • Nov 12

    Sex Assault Lawsuit Against Maine Businessman

    Sex Assault Lawsuit Against Maine Businessman
    A 28-year-old Maine woman has sued a Maine businessman for allegedly sexually molesting her when she was 7 years old. No criminal charges were ever filed in the case. These types of lawsuits are viable if the Defendant has money, ……
  • Oct 10

    $3.7 Million Verdict

    $3.7 Million Verdict
    A car accident victim was stuck by a woman who was blacked out from low blood sugar. The jury returned an award of $3.7 million to the victim, who is a mother of two. The victim can no longer perform … Continue reading →The post…
Rank this Week: 1712

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: 4010

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: 2775

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: 4503

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: 1438

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: 1321

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: 2883

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: 2006

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: 2852

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: 1102

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: 1285

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: 1340

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: 4671

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: 2846

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: 3022

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2882

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: 3367

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: 2813

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: 1384

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

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

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children
    Three Southern California children out trick or treating on Halloween lost their lives in a tragic collision. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Santa Ana. All three girls were just 13 years old. The accident happened at just about…
  • Oct 29

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day as they work hard to protect and serve their respective areas, but the knowledge that their job is dangerous does not make the loss of an officer any less tragic....
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
Rank this Week: 1427

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: 2007

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione
    Compartiré con ustedes dos cuadros de simulación de pensiones elaborado por la AFP "profuturo", igualmente un artículo aparecido el día de hoy en el Diario Gestión y luego les daré mi…
  • Nov 3

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione
    El día viernes 31 de octubre, en el Diario El Comercio se publica el siguiente artículo: VIERNES 31 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2014 | 17:27 "Un debate sobre AFP mal informado", por Eduardo Morón El economista expone las…
  • Oct 31

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione

    Deroguemos el Sistema Privado de Pensione
    Aprovechando que los varones deben estar enfrascados en discutir las proyecciones del negocio futbolero al que contribuyen de manera especial diarios como El Comercio que, si algo bueno tiene, es mostrarnos el piso de cristal que sostiene la…
Rank this Week: 3176

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: 4199

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2447

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: 2953

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: 1889

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: 1627

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: 904

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: 3807

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: 1989

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: 4244

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 3

    Tougher Driving And Texting Laws In New York

    Tougher Driving And Texting Laws In New York
    On November 1, 2014, New York State increased the penalties and fines for drivers who stubbornly continue to drive while texting. Prior to 2011, texting and driving was a secondary violation in New York, meaning that a motorist who was caught…
  • Oct 21

    Teenagers Routinely Waive Their Legal Rights In Police Interrogation

    Teenagers Routinely Waive Their Legal Rights In Police Interrogation
    In an article in the NY Times on October 14, 2014, a study published in Law and Human Behavior concludes that teenagers ages 13-17 frequently do not exercise their legal rights to remain silent in police interrogations across the country. The…
  • Sep 30

    Rockland County Boat Operator Sentenced To Two Years In Fatal Crash

    Rockland County Boat Operator Sentenced To Two Years In Fatal Crash
    Jo John John, 36, the man at the wheel of the boat which crashed into barges near the Tappan Zee Bridge last summer, killing two, was sentenced in Rockland County Court on September 16, 2014 to two years in jail.  John pled guilty…
Rank this Week: 850

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    Defense attorneys must communicate with client regarding continuance

    Defense attorneys must communicate with client regarding continuance
    Michael P. Whalen won in Sola-Morales v. State, No. 104,288 (Kan. Oct. 24, 2014), obtaining an evidentiary hearing with regard to Mr. Sola-Morales' IAC claim.  Specifically, Mr. Sola-Morales claimed that his trial attorney had lied to…
  • Oct 25

    Failure to instruct on defense and improper argument combine to require new trial

    Failure to instruct on defense and improper argument combine to require new trial
    Washburn intern Jessica Dotter and I won in State v. Ortega, No. 106,210 (Kan. Oct. 3, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Finney County attempted aggravated interference with parental custody prosecution stemming from Ms. Ortega's attempt…
  • Sep 26

    Pervasive Fifth Amendment violations support dismissal of grand jury indictment

    Pervasive Fifth Amendment violations support dismissal of grand jury indictment
    James L. Eisenbrandt and Christina M. DiGirolamo, won in State v. Turner, No. 102,478 (Kan. Sept. 5, 2014), affirming Judge Lively's dismissal of a Wyandotte County indictment and prosecution for theft and presenting false claims…
Rank this Week: 2190

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Oct 31

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Zuniga No. 13-1557. On November 2, 2009, Mario Zuniga was at a bar playing pool with friends when Beatrice Suarez, an ex-girlfriend, entered the bar and slapped him across his face. Zuniga immediately took Suarez out the...
  • Oct 15

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
Rank this Week: 4143

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: 1763

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: 2011

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Oct 30

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner
    Drug Dog SniffsDrug Dog Search Update - Breaking news that an unwitting dog helped police bust his owner. The cops were chasing a drug suspect who hid in tall grass. The narcs had noticed the suspect had a dog. For those playing along at…
  • Oct 16

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search
    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone SearchAn alleged  Florida Drug Trafficker Walked on Cocaine charges. Charges were based upon a Cell Phone Search. The Number You Have Tracked is No Longer in Service - He was charged…
  • Oct 8

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine
    Marijuana Forfeiture OverturnedThere is a knock at the door. It is the police and they have come to take you house away from you. Civil forfeiture is a tool used by drug cops to generate huge revenue for sometimes-minor offenses including…
Rank this Week: 3827

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

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

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 29

    Attorney Robert Gigstad is Accepted to the Earl E. O'Connor Chapter of the American Inns of Court

    Attorney Robert Gigstad is Accepted to the Earl E. O'Connor Chapter of the American Inns of Court
    Attorney Robert Gigstad, the founder of Gigstad Law Office, LLC, was recently accepted into the Earl E. O' Connor Chapter of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of judges, attorneys, and other legal…
  • Sep 19

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14 Another weekend, and more checkpoints. There's a lot going on this weekend with the Plaza Art Fair, the Royals in town, etc. and the police will be on the look out! Here's what we…
  • Aug 29

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)
    Kansas City Area DUICheckpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition) Labor Day Weekend 2014 is upon us, and that means the Police will be out in force. There are numerous agencies running DUI enforcement this weekend. Here's what we…
Rank this Week: 3439

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

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

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Oct 29

    The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind
    The following is a “reluctantly dissenting” opinion written by a federal appellate judge in a case  that concerned the voluntariness of incriminating statements made by a 19-year old to detectives in an interrogation room.…
  • Oct 1

    Removing the Barriers to Happine

    Removing the Barriers to Happine
    Linda Greenhouse, the Times’ former Supreme Court correspondent, recently wrote about the shifting views of the public on gay marriage and the prospect of the Supreme Court deciding once and for all whether  the Constitution…
  • Aug 25

    What White Flight Looks Like Today

    What White Flight Looks Like Today
    Below is a letter/article I submitted to my local community paper for publication.  After some back and forth, the paper decided not to publish it, at least in its current form, for reasons that are not worth reciting here.  I…
Rank this Week: 4284

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/
  • Oct 29

    The Beginning of an Investigation

    The Beginning of an Investigation
    The first time the regulated community ever finds out about an investigation is when an inspection is conducted or a search warrant is executed. Here is a brief description of the statutory requirements that set out the various…
  • Aug 5

    The Blog is Moving!!

    The Blog is Moving!!
    I am now posting to my blog from my website at www.jamespllc.com. More later. As always, feel free to contact me at walter.james@jamespllc.com WDJiii
  • Jun 5

    2013 Enforcement Analysi

    2013 Enforcement Analysi
    I received the Spring 2014 Newsletter from the ABA’s Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation committee this morning. The ABA continues to prove its value to me all the time. Anyway, there is an interesting article on USEPA…
Rank this Week: 2562

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Oct 29

    Arrested for DWI: Here Are the Penaltie

    Arrested for DWI: Here Are the Penaltie
    With alcohol-related highway crashes racking up faster than one per hour according to statistics from the Department of Transportation, it’s not surprising that our justice system is very harsh on anyone convicted of driving while…
  • Oct 22

    Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment

    Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment
    At one time, “chatting up” an attractive colleague or client at the water cooler was considered just part of the normal workday. That’s no longer the case, and such behavior is no longer considered appropriate in the…
  • Oct 15

    Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

    Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”
    Sexual assault can be devastating, both for the victim and the perpetrator if charges are brought against him or her. False allegations can also be very damaging, even if they are ultimately withdrawn or dismissed by the court. Knowing the…
Rank this Week: 1906

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    What to Do if You’re Charged with Simple Assault in Pennsylvania

    What to Do if You’re Charged with Simple Assault in Pennsylvania
    Simple assault is one of the most common criminal charges in America, including Pennsylvania.  But how is it distinguished from aggravated assault, and what should you do if you’ve been charged? What is Simple Assault? Some…
  • Oct 23

    Understanding Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Understanding Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    Philadelphia made national news earlier this month when Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill decriminalizing possession of marijuana in amounts up to 30 grams.  With a population of over 1.5 million, the “City of Brotherly…
  • Oct 21

    Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?

    Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?
    In Pennsylvania, DUI or Driving Under the Influence is usually considered a misdemeanor. While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, it can still trigger a slew of harsh consequences — including a prominent note on your public…
Rank this Week: 1655

California Criminal Defense Blog

California Criminal Defense Blog

Covers drug crimes, legislation, sex crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes. By Shouse Law Group.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape
    Last week a District judge in Elko sentenced 77-year-old Grady Fisher to life in prison. He had been found guilty of several counts of sexually abusing young step-relatives. The crimes occurred in his Ryndon residence, which is a few miles…
  • Aug 13

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18
    California law is especially vigilant when it comes to protecting minor children. Under California Penal Code 647.6, annoying or molesting a child under 18, something as seemingly innocent as a comment can be a crime. All it takes is a…
  • Jul 17

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction
    Travel restrictions are often one of the consequences of a felony conviction in California. These can occur a number of ways. First, a judge may directly impose travel restrictions as a condition of probation. This may also include…
Rank this Week: 1360

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on "Straw Buyer" Gun Law

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on "Straw Buyer" Gun Law
    The federal Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968, 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq., regulates the sale of firearms by licensed dealers. It also prohibits certain individuals from owning or possessing firearms. A "straw buyer" or "straw purchaser" is…
  • Oct 15

    Appellate Court Finds Fourth Amendment "Right to Delete" Data Seized in Overbroad Computer Searche

    Appellate Court Finds Fourth Amendment "Right to Delete" Data Seized in Overbroad Computer Searche
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling recently that could have important implications for Fourth Amendment rights regarding computer data. Often, when investigators obtain a search warrant for digital evidence, they make a copy…
  • Oct 9

    Microsoft Fights Search Warrant Seeking Email Data Stored on Overseas Server

    Microsoft Fights Search Warrant Seeking Email Data Stored on Overseas Server
    The software company Microsoft has been at the center of a dispute with the federal government over the government's authority to seize digital evidence. Federal investigators tried to execute a search warrant for email data stored on…
Rank this Week: 1159