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Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Feb 21

    If Juries Could Impose the Sentence

    If Juries Could Impose the Sentence
    In Georgia, juries generally don’t get to decide the sentence. Only where the State is seeking death does the jury get a hand in sentencing. Not only do Georgia juries not get a say in sentencing decisions, our law is designed not to…
  • Feb 16

    My Take on Georgia’s Forfeiture Legislation

    My Take on Georgia’s Forfeiture Legislation
    This year, I am the new legislative chair of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A big part of that job involves evaluating bills before Georgia’s General Assembly and reporting on them to our membership and to our…
  • Jan 20

    Today’s Oral Argument

    Today’s Oral Argument
    Just a brief note that I will be at the Georgia Supreme Court today arguing Hemy Neuman v. Georgia. I hope that the public attention this case receives helps to educate the public about the work of our Supreme Court and the appellate process…
Rank this Week: 3941

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Pregnant Woman Gets 15 Years for DUI Manslaughter that Killed Another Pregnant Woman

    Pregnant Woman Gets 15 Years for DUI Manslaughter that Killed Another Pregnant Woman
    A defendant in a DUI manslaughter case was five months pregnant with her fourth child when she received a sentence of 15 years for killing a pregnant woman outside a hotel in Fort Lauderdale three years ago. Family members of the decedent,…
  • Feb 14

    Sobriety Eye Tests Under Fire in DUI Case

    Sobriety Eye Tests Under Fire in DUI Case
    Police officers swear the eyes never lie, at least when it comes to the horizontal gaze nystagmus exam. The test is routinely used by police officers who suspect a driver is drunk as part of the field sobriety exam. It involves having a…
  • Feb 7

    Crimes of Accessory - When Helping a Friend Hurts You

    Crimes of Accessory - When Helping a Friend Hurts You
    There is a popular, viral meme that states something to the effect: "A good friend will bail you out of jail. A best friend will be sitting next to you in the cell." It's intended to elicit a chuckle, but the reality is, helping a friend or…
Rank this Week: 4269

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Feb 20

    Understanding Tax Evasion

    Understanding Tax Evasion
    Perhaps one of the most infamous criminals the United States has ever known, Al Capone had many ties to the criminal underworld and had been in and out of jail for many petty offenses before he was finally convicted of tax evasion  on…
  • Jan 30

    Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent

    Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent
    When Genevo Salinas, a suspect of the 1992 murder of brothers Juan and Hector Garza, remained unresponsive to a single question following an hour of police interrogation, he believed he was acting on his Fifth Amendment rights. However,…
  • Jan 15

    The Government is Listening…BEWARE!

    The Government is Listening…BEWARE!
    From 2012 to 2013, federal and state surveillance from wiretaps of oral, wire, and electronic communications increased an astonishing five percent. This electronic eavesdropping, while seemingly invasive, is considered lawful interception in…
Rank this Week: 2324

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
  • Feb 18

    Hope Springs Eternal

    Hope Springs Eternal
    As I wrote last year in Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan, since their heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2006 playoffs, the Mets have experienced historic collapses to miss the playoffs, baffling player moves, an unprecedented…
  • Feb 13

    California's Death Penalty, Like Pennsylvania's, Is "Ineffective, Unjust And Expensive" (Only Moreso)

    California's Death Penalty, Like Pennsylvania's, Is "Ineffective, Unjust And Expensive" (Only Moreso)
    Governor Tom Wolf has imposed a moratorium on executions in Pennsylvania pending review of a task force report, stating that capital punishment “has been proven to be ineffective, unjust, and expensive."  Pennsylvania has 186…
Rank this Week: 3232

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 1816

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Can the State Use a Defendant's Pre-Arrest Silence Against Him/Her at Trial in Florida?

    Can the State Use a Defendant's Pre-Arrest Silence Against Him/Her at Trial in Florida?
    Most people are aware that the United States Constitution affords people the right to remain silent. This means that a person does not have to give any statement to police that might be incriminating, and a defendant cannot be compelled to…
  • Feb 8

    State Failed to Prove a Violation of Probation with Hearsay Evidence From Probation Officer

    State Failed to Prove a Violation of Probation with Hearsay Evidence From Probation Officer
    When a defendant in Florida is arrested and charged with a crime and then decides to enter a guilty or no contest plea, or has a trial and is found guilty, he/she will be sentenced by the judge. The judge will likely have a few options when…
  • Feb 5

    President Obama's Proposed Budget Allocates More Money to the War on Drug

    President Obama's Proposed Budget Allocates More Money to the War on Drug
    While there seems to be some growing recognition that the war on drugs is criminally wasteful and counterproductive, with more states legalizing marijuana either for recreational purposes and/or medicinal purposes, clearly we still have a…
Rank this Week: 1785

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/
  • Feb 20

    Child Pornography Case Successfully Resolved - No Felony - No Sex Offender Registration - No Jail

    Child Pornography Case Successfully Resolved - No Felony - No Sex Offender Registration - No Jail
    As a former Assistant State's Attorney and current Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney with decades of experience, I have handled scores of cases involving the illegal Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. These cases can be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1657

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Maryland Court Upholds Conviction for Resisting Arrest and Peace Order Violation

    Maryland Court Upholds Conviction for Resisting Arrest and Peace Order Violation
    The seriousness of a criminal arrest cannot be overstated, no matter what the severity of the crime. An arrest record or conviction can affect a person’s life in a variety of ways for years to come. And while a felony conviction is…
  • Feb 3

    Maryland Court Upholds Suppression of Evidence in Traffic Stop Search

    Maryland Court Upholds Suppression of Evidence in Traffic Stop Search
    The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees citizens the right to be free from an illegal search and seizure. Law enforcement authorities are expected to have “probable cause” before conducting a search of a person or…
  • Jan 22

    Baltimore Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Maryland Bishop

    Baltimore Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Maryland Bishop
    Many people have heard of the legal terms “misdemeanor” and “felony.” These are the two categories of criminal conduct under Maryland law. Misdemeanors are considered to be less serious than felonies, and they…
Rank this Week: 1998

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3502

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Louisiana's shameful history of prosecutorial misconduct

    Louisiana's shameful history of prosecutorial misconduct
    Our justice system was designed in such a way that when it comes to criminal matters, the government alone can prosecute individuals accused of wrongdoing. There were many reasons the system was set up this way, likely including the hope...
  • Feb 13

    FBI director discusses problems of racism in law enforcement

    FBI director discusses problems of racism in law enforcement
    Even in short-term retrospect, it is clear that 2014 was a year of racial reckoning in the United States. Numerous high-profile cases of unarmed black men being shot and killed by white police officers dominated the news and sparked…
  • Feb 6

    What options and restrictions you may have after a DUI arrest

    What options and restrictions you may have after a DUI arrest
    Because everyone has a slightly different outlook on life, there are a number of common ways in which individuals respond to being arrested for drunk driving. For some drivers, the consequences of a DUI seem like a mere slap on...
Rank this Week: 3596

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/
  • Feb 20

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland

    Prisoner Enfranchisement in Ireland
    I was surprised to learn recently from an Irish law professor that Ireland gave its prisoners the right to vote in 2006.  Felon disenfranchisement is such a pervasive fact of life in the United States that many Americans might assume, as…
  • Feb 12

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District

    Milwaukee Arrests Rarely Involve Force, But Incidents Are Concentrated in Some District
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission released its annual report on police uses of force for 2013.  The report counts 895 incidents in 2013, employing a very broad definition of “use of force” that does not…
  • Jan 28

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police

    Milwaukee Residents Give Solid Marks to Police
    Last week, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (of which I am a member) released the results of its first-ever survey of citizen attitudes toward the police.  Although the survey identified a few areas of concern, the overall tenor…
Rank this Week: 4683

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 13

    Field Sobriety Tests - Set Up For Failure

    Field Sobriety Tests - Set Up For Failure
    Imagine you are driving home. It is late at night. You had a few beers watching the game at the local bar. You were careful not to exceed "your limit." You feel fine when you pay your tab and leave the bar. You don't recall fumbling for…
  • Jan 30

    Crossing into Canada with a DUI Conviction...

    Crossing into Canada with a DUI Conviction...
    Canada is a strong economic partner not only to the United States, but more specifically with those states that border Canada, including Michigan. Many Michigan residents frequently travel to and from Canada to work for either short, or…
Rank this Week: 3842

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!

    Welcome To Your New Home. The Previous Occupant Committed Crime--We're Here to Search!
    The police may use evidence garnered from its investigation of a previous occupant to search a home even after a new occupant takes possession. In United States v. Burney, the police spent eight months uncovering substantial evidence that two…
  • Feb 18

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?

    Is leniency "substantively unreasonable"?
    The long, painful journey of United States v. Robinson achieved another milestone today, having traveled from district court to the Sixth Circuit to the Supreme Court to the district court and now back to the Sixth Circuit. (Phew.) The result…
  • Feb 9

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time

    Limiting 404(b) evidence, one unpublished opinion at a time
    One could be forgiven for missing the defense win in United States v. Richardson, buried as it is in the bottom of Friday's unpublished cases. But in it, Judge Clay wages his quiet campaign against the government's ever-expanding use of…
Rank this Week: 2524

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Feb 19

    ILLINOIS GETS NEW EAVESDROPPING LAW

    ILLINOIS GETS NEW EAVESDROPPING LAW
    After the former law was struck down as unconstitutionally broad, Illinois has enacted a new eavesdropping statute. Under the new law, it is illegal to use an eavesdropping device to record private conversations unless all parties consent. …
  • Feb 19

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"
    Before the modern digital era, jilted lovers would exact revenge on their unhappy exes by mailing those compromising photos. Once the photos or negatives were destroyed, however, the images were gone. End of problem. But in these times,…
  • Feb 2

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"
    Before the modern digital era, jilted lovers would exact revenge on their unhappy exes by mailing those compromising photos. Once the photos or negatives were destroyed, however, the images were gone. End of problem. But in these times,…
Rank this Week: 2287

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense
    Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles,…
  • Feb 16

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law
    What happens if the police didn’t read you your rights?  Can your entire case be thrown out or dismissed?   Please click to play audio (approximately 4 minutes):     Transcript of audio:   Hi – it’s…
  • Feb 12

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast
    Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting…
Rank this Week: 4312

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2924

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman
    On Wednesday February 18, a woman whose name was not revealed in news reports was handcuffed and taken into custody following a high-speed chase on Antelope Valley Freeway and Pearblossom Highway, according to articles at the Daily News.…
  • Feb 6

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man
    Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys know that deadly accidents occur every day on roadways in the Los Angeles and Redondo Beach areas. Tragically, a recent accident involving a South Bay bus left an 83-year-old man dead at the scene, while…
  • Jan 22

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence
    In 2014, Los Angeles saw a significant jump in violent crime; in fact, it was up 14.3%, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a January 12 news report at NBC4. According to Beck and Garcetti, the biggest factor in…
Rank this Week: 2034

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Feb 19

    What Uruguay's Legalization means for Latin America

    What Uruguay's Legalization means for Latin America
    Surpassing all other countries in the world on modernization of marijuana laws, legislators in Uruguay passed a bill in December of 2013 to legalize and regulate marijuana nation-wide. Uruguay's president voiced strong support for the bill,…
  • Feb 12

    Expensive Math: Texas Prison Population Has Grown by 995% During the Last 40 Years While State Population Has Only Doubled

    Expensive Math: Texas Prison Population Has Grown by 995% During the Last 40 Years While State Population Has Only Doubled
    Despite a relatively low crime rate during the last decade, between 1970 and 2010, Texas' prison population increased by 995%, even though the state's population only increased by 124% during that same time period. However, Texas'…
  • Feb 5

    When can a person be arrested without a warrant?

    When can a person be arrested without a warrant?
    Unlike federal law, which more broadly allows officers to make warrantless arrests based on probable cause, Texas laws specify the circumstances when officers can make arrests without a warrant. Understanding these circumstances may better…
Rank this Week: 2664

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 27

    A Primer on How Not To Get Arrested at Gasparilla

    A Primer on How Not To Get Arrested at Gasparilla
    It's that time of year again folks! Downtown Tampa and Bayshore Boulevard will be packed this weekend with pirates doing all sorts of piratey things. The rum will flow, the booty will be plundered, yards will be peed in and some of us might…
Rank this Week: 3640

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 16

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services held a Public Service Engagement conference call with Mariela Melero, Associate Director of Customer Service and Public Engagement on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in order to address policy…
Rank this Week: 4848

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 18

    What Are The Penalties For Credit Card Theft (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6) In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For Credit Card Theft (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6) In New Jersey?
    In instances where a credit card, or credit cards, not issued to an individual are found in their possession, then Credit Card Theft (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6) in New Jersey will be charged as a Fourth Degree Crime, which carries a sentence of up to…
  • Feb 18

    What’s The Penalty For Possession Of More Than Five Grams Of Hashish (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(3)) In New Jersey?

    What’s The Penalty For Possession Of More Than Five Grams Of Hashish (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(3)) In New Jersey?
    If you are convicted of possession of more than five grams of hashish (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(3)) in New Jersey, you run the risk of being sentenced to up to 18 months in state prison, owing a $25,000 fine, losing your driver’s license for…
  • Feb 18

    What Is Credit Card Theft (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6) In New Jersey

    What Is Credit Card Theft (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6) In New Jersey
    Credit Card Theft (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6) in New Jersey can take many forms. Most commonly, the charge simply reflects the allegation that you have taken someone else’s credit card without their consent. Possession of more than two cards…
Rank this Week: 2775

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Feb 18

    I Was Only Not Giving Order

    I Was Only Not Giving Order
    I originally titled this post, “Making the World an Uglier Place One Stop at a Time.” My day ended thusly: at about 5:30 or 6 p.m., sitting in my office trying to figure out what’s going to happen tomorrow – I’d…
  • Feb 7

    See Something, Get Shot

    See Something, Get Shot
    On more than one occasion, people have accused me of being hyperbolic because of my statement that no one should ever call the police. Ever. In response to a challenge the other day – so you wouldn’t call the police if you came…
  • Jan 28

    Supreme Court: It’s Only A Small Violation of the Constitution

    Supreme Court: It’s Only A Small Violation of the Constitution
    Being a criminal defense attorney is never an easy job. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with the everyday instances of prosecutors who hide exculpatory evidence, and even perjure themselves over it while ignorant judges…
Rank this Week: 4343

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Mandatory Prison Terms for Repetitive Offense

    Mandatory Prison Terms for Repetitive Offense
    Imagine: A drug addict has a prior conviction for drug possession. As he attempts to sell a gram of cocaine to get his next fix, he gets caught. He now faces a sentence that is almost double that of a dealer caught with a kilo of cocaine for…
  • Jan 30

    Fourth Amendment Right

    Fourth Amendment Right
    Most Americans somewhat understand what the Constitution stands for and who it is intended to protect. Nevertheless, it may be difficult to figure out which Amendments within the Constitution are more important than others and which pertain…
  • Jan 16

    Fourth Amendment Under Attack, Again

    Fourth Amendment Under Attack, Again
    After the October 6, 2014 argument in front of the United States Supreme Court, attorneys for Nicholas Heien and the attorneys for the state of North Carolina finally received a decision on December 15, 2014 for the Heien v. North Carolina…
Rank this Week: 3632

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 18

    The State of Michigan Continues To Examine Extending The Rules of the Medical Marijuana Act

    The State of Michigan Continues To Examine Extending The Rules of the Medical Marijuana Act
    What Exactly Is At Stake Here? The State of Michigan is and has been rather involved in the debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana, certainly for medical use, but battling recreational use as well. There is clearly a split of opinion…
  • Feb 5

    Michigan to Receive Medical Marijuana Vending Machine

    Michigan to Receive Medical Marijuana Vending Machine
    Will we see medical marijuana vending machines in 2015? Most Michigan medical marijuana card holders know about the hundreds of dispensaries that are currently in operation around the state. Whether they are operating legally is certainly in…
  • Jan 30

    Michigan Civil and Criminal Forfeiture

    Michigan Civil and Criminal Forfeiture
    ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH AN ASSET FORFEITURE CLAIM IN MICHIGAN FROM NARCOTICS, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, DRUG USAGE, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING, OR TRAFFICKING CHARGES? GET THE BEST DRUG DEFENSE CRIMINAL ATTORNEY AVAILABLE. What Is At Issue With…
Rank this Week: 2851

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4782

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Once Again: Statutory Language Cannot Be Simply Ignored By Prosecutor

    Once Again: Statutory Language Cannot Be Simply Ignored By Prosecutor
    The New York Court of Appeals, in People v Brumfield (2015 NY Slip Op 01377 [2/17/15]), affirmed the holding of the Appellate Division,  Fourth Department (109 AD3d 1105 [4th Dept 9/27/13]), that the District Attorney cannot condition a…
  • Jan 26

    Don’t talk to federal agents. Ever.

    Don’t talk to federal agents. Ever.
    Regent Law Professor James Duane’s lecture “Don’t Talk To The Police,” outlining why citizens should always exercise their 5th Amendment right to remain silent when questioned by government agents can found…
  • Dec 28

    Police Ignorance Is An Excuse Under Federal, But Not New York, Law

    Police Ignorance Is An Excuse Under Federal, But Not New York, Law
    by Jill Paperno, Esq., author of Representing the Accused:A Practical Guide to Criminal Defenseand Brian Shiffrin, Esq., Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin LLP On December 15, 2014, in Heien v. North Carolina, the United States…
Rank this Week: 1449

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC.

http://www.missouricriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    The Federal Lawyer – Healthcare Fraud

    The Federal Lawyer – Healthcare Fraud
    Healthcare Fraud is becoming an increasing prosecutorial phenomenon in the federal criminal justice system.  Many U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country are filing criminal charges against physicians and their staff for…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Licensed Drivers and Knowing the Repercussions of Missouri Traffic and Criminal Offense

    Illinois Licensed Drivers and Knowing the Repercussions of Missouri Traffic and Criminal Offense
    Missouri and Illinois have very different driver’s license statues and regulations. The ramifications of a conviction in Missouri for an Illinois licensed driver can be significant. For instance,  with respect to traffic…
  • Oct 7

    The Evolution of DWI/DUI Offenses in Missouri

    The Evolution of DWI/DUI Offenses in Missouri
    Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influences cases in Missouri are continuing their evolution toward ambiguity as courts wrestle with recent changes to the BAC testing process, the science behind such testing, and even the impact…
Rank this Week: 2272

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2531

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/
  • Feb 17

    Scottsdale Crime Lab: The Supreme Court's Statement of Issue

    Scottsdale Crime Lab: The Supreme Court's Statement of Issue
    Today at 11:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding whether to reinstate a trial court's finding that - blood alcohol measurements created by the Scottsdale Crime Lab are unreliable.  You can read a history…
  • Feb 13

    The Scottsdale Crime Lab cases will be reviewed by the Arizona Supreme Court

    The Scottsdale Crime Lab cases will be reviewed by the Arizona Supreme Court
    The Arizona Supreme Court has decided to review the Court of Appeals' (COA) ruling regarding whether Scottsdale DUI results can be trusted.   Our ongoing legal battle over the defective software used by the Scottsdale Crime Lab (SCL) to…
  • 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…
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Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Should I cooperate with the Feds in Jacksonville?

    Should I cooperate with the Feds in Jacksonville?
    Answer: No, you should not.  I wrote about this subject, generally, back in June of 2014, where I discussed the pros and cons of cooperating with prosecutors in order to get a better deal.  Based on my recent experience, however, I…
  • Feb 6

    What happens if I fill out the paperwork incorrectly when buying a gun?

    What happens if I fill out the paperwork incorrectly when buying a gun?
    Answer: You could end up in prison or with a federal felony conviction, is what could happen.  As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, I have represented those charged with gun crimes.  Consider the case of United States v.…
  • Jan 9

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?
    Answer: No, it is not.  Referral fees are illegal and are prosecuted by the federal government as kickbacks, especially if government medical insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) is used.  Consider the case of  U.S. v. Babaria,…
Rank this Week: 2342

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Probation Violation in Massachusetts Domestic Assault Case

    Probation Violation in Massachusetts Domestic Assault Case
    In Commonwealth v. Polito, a Massachusetts appellate court considered the case of a defendant found in violation of his probation. The case arose on an afternoon in August 2009, when a police officer responded to a report of domestic battery…
  • Feb 2

    Forgery in Massachusett

    Forgery in Massachusett
    Presenting a forged instrument as a genuine instrument (known as "uttering a forged instrument") is a crime in Massachusetts under General Laws, Chapter 267, Section 5. The Commonwealth must prove that the defendant (1) had the intent to…
  • Jan 14

    Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury in Massachusett

    Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury in Massachusett
    Under Massachusetts law, anyone who commits assault or assault and battery may be punished by imprisonment for not more than two and a half years in a house of correction or with a fine of not more than $1,000. However, a defendant can be…
Rank this Week: 3306

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Feb 16

    FAA Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Drone Regulation

    FAA Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Drone Regulation
    So reports the Washington Post:Thousands of businesses could receive clearance to fly drones two years from now under proposed rules that the Federal Aviation Administrationunveiled Sunday, a landmark step that will make automated flight more…
  • Feb 11

    Is it Constitutional to Prosecute Those Who Mail Cow Manure?

    Is it Constitutional to Prosecute Those Who Mail Cow Manure?
    My attempt at answering this age-old legal question is prompted by this story about a pair of feuding Iowa couples. Here is the report:A southeast Iowa couple who were sent cow manure in the mail have sued the woman who acknowledges that she…
  • Feb 9

    3D Printed Left Shark Prompts Cease-And-Desist Letter from Katy Perry's Lawyer

    3D Printed Left Shark Prompts Cease-And-Desist Letter from Katy Perry's Lawyer
    So notes the ABA Journal, reporting on a letter that Katy Perry's lawyers sent to the 3D printing company, Shapeways:Lawyers for Katy Perry sent a cease-and-desist letter to a 3D printing company selling Left Shark, the uncoordinated costumed…
Rank this Week: 2292

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    No criminal charges for driver enjoying cheeseburger

    No criminal charges for driver enjoying cheeseburger
    There is likely little denying that today's world runs at a faster pace than it did in previous years. Many people in Georgia have to find new and innovative ways to multitask in order to make the most use of...
  • Feb 3

    Apparent road rage leads to felony charges at elementary school

    Apparent road rage leads to felony charges at elementary school
    It's understandable to feel more than a little miffed by a driver who cuts you off or who refuses to use a blinker when shifting lanes. A Georgia woman was recently accused of taking road rage a little too far...
  • Jan 29

    Felony charges for man accused of snatching rare, valuable coin

    Felony charges for man accused of snatching rare, valuable coin
    Most people in Georgia would likely feel pleased if their spare pocket change totaled up to $20 or so, but police claim that one man had coins worth much more than that. Officers allege that the man in question hadn't...
Rank this Week: 2882

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1650

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Can the Police Search Your Cell Phone for Texting?

    Can the Police Search Your Cell Phone for Texting?
    We all have sensitive and confidential information and personal stuff in our phones, so can the police search them or do they need a warrant? If you have been charged with texting and driving, contact me today for a free case strategy…
  • Feb 12

    Spotsylvania Juvenile Reckless Driving Defense

    Spotsylvania Juvenile Reckless Driving Defense
    If your son or daughter received a reckless driving ticket in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and they’re under 18 years old, you’re in the right place to learn what to do. Reckless driving tickets in Virginia can be issued for a…
  • Feb 11

    Can You Appeal a Juvenile Reckless Driving Conviction?

    Can You Appeal a Juvenile Reckless Driving Conviction?
    Yes.  In Virginia your first hearing for your case is held in the General District Court for adults or the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for people who are under the age of 18 at the time of the offense.  That first hearing…
Rank this Week: 1735

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 9

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program
    I usually advise my clients to enroll in a private alcohol program after getting arrested for a DC DUI. For most people who get arrested for DUI, the police will release them at the station after several hours with a Citation to Return to…
Rank this Week: 2050

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    It’s time for some criminal justice tort reform

    It’s time for some criminal justice tort reform
    Our State’s most electable citizens have been hard at work protecting Texans from the plague of frivolous lawsuits that were destroying the very fabric of our State. Without our State’s tort reform laws in place who would be the…
  • Feb 4

    Our 2014 closed case stat

    Our 2014 closed case stat
    I get it, hiring a defense lawyer is a difficult decision. Clients are about to make a choice that may affect the rest of their life, and they want some degree of certainty before picking one of us. Many clients ask what our firm can…
  • Jan 30

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner
    They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whether you measure you favorite chemical indulgences in grams or ounces you need to take some basic cell phone safety precautions. First, a disclaimer, a warrant and a dedicated…
Rank this Week: 1610

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney…

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

By the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC.

http://marylandcriminalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Bench Warrants in Maryland

    Bench Warrants in Maryland
    Bench Warrant Maryland | MD Criminal Defense & Be…: http://youtu.be/2A2VkkEt25Y
  • Feb 16

    What is a Stet Disposition in Maryland

    What is a Stet Disposition in Maryland
    Stet Disposition in Maryland | Stet Docket Maryla…: http://youtu.be/7xqJDKIvxJI
  • Feb 16

    What is a PBJ in Maryland?

    What is a PBJ in Maryland?
    PBJ Probation Before Judgment in Maryland | Maryl…: http://youtu.be/cKfIX9_0Pcw
Rank this Week: 2931

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Multiple Felony Charges for NFL Player Arrested For Possession of Marijuana

    Multiple Felony Charges for NFL Player Arrested For Possession of Marijuana
     NFL Player Arrested in for Possession of Marijuana near Jacksonville Starke, Florida is notorious for its speeding traps. Jacksonville and other Florida residents know that it is an area where you slow down and focus carefully on…
  • Feb 15

    Multiple Felony Charges for NFL Player Arrested For Possession of Marijuana

    Multiple Felony Charges for NFL Player Arrested For Possession of Marijuana
     NFL Player Arrested in for Possession of Marijuana near Jacksonville Starke, Florida is notorious for its speeding traps. Jacksonville and other Florida residents know that it is an area where you slow down and focus carefully on…
  • Feb 10

    Discussing the Open Container Law in Florida

    Discussing the Open Container Law in Florida
    Is it Legal to Drive with an Open Container of Alcohol in Florida? In short, no. With few exceptions, Florida Statute 316.1936 (the Open Container Law in Florida) makes in unlawful for anyone to possess an open container of alcohol in a…
Rank this Week: 2118

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Feb 15

    Federal Drug Border Arrests: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    Federal Drug Border Arrests: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
    Every week at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border, the busiest border in the world, agents seize many kilos of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin that is hidden in cars. The majority of the drivers know of the presence of the contraband. They are…
  • Feb 11

    Federal Criminal Law and A Culture of Informant

    Federal Criminal Law and A Culture of Informant
    When I used to be a prosecutor, I was trained to distrust informants and co-defendants. Who has a stronger motive to lie than a person who is charged with a crime and who has no defense? The jails are full of informants who are constantly…
  • Jan 16

    Best Sentence In Largest Federal Methamphetamine Case.

    Best Sentence In Largest Federal Methamphetamine Case.
      A. C. drove a boat from Ensenada, Mexico to Oceanside that was laden with almost 500 lbs of methamphetamine. Agents described the seizure as the largest in United States history on a boat. Defendant was facing a life sentence.…
Rank this Week: 3983

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2138

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2225

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/
  • Feb 14

    Field Sobriety Tests in New Jersey DWI Stop

    Field Sobriety Tests in New Jersey DWI Stop
    When police in New Jersey suspect someone of driving while intoxicated (DWI), they may ask them to take a field sobriety test (FST) before placing them under arrest. A person could “fail” FSTs for any number of reasons besides…
  • Feb 3

    “Distracted Driving” Laws in New Jersey Cover More than Just Cell Phone

    “Distracted Driving” Laws in New Jersey Cover More than Just Cell Phone
    “Distracted driving,” which typically refers to texting or talking on the phone while driving, is the subject of a wave of new laws around the country. While the focus is often on mobile phones, “distracted driving”…
  • Jan 23

    Proposed Legislation Would Bar Alcohol Purchases After DWI Arrest

    Proposed Legislation Would Bar Alcohol Purchases After DWI Arrest
    Pending legislation in at least two states would restrict sales of alcohol to people convicted of DWI offenses. A bill in the New Mexico State House of Representatives would allow a court to include a prohibition on alcohol purchases in an…
Rank this Week: 4696

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal and DUI law. By the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG
    To my faithful dear reader (whomever you may be), let me update my terribly outdated blog. During my hiatus from blogging, there has been no shortage of news stories pertaining to criminal law and justice throughout South Florida and the…
  • Aug 14

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE
    This week's disturbing news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, is highlighting the troubling trend of militarization in American law enforcement agencies; a trend which is occurring right here in South Florida, as it is in most parts of the…
  • Jun 25

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING
    This week, the State of Florida has amended its "Stand Your Ground Law," allegedly "expanding" the law to protect "warning shots." The apparent impetus for this legislation was the conviction and sentencing of Ms. Marissa Alexander, who was…
Rank this Week: 2903

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/
Rank this Week: 4391