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Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Can I Keep My Inheritance If I File for Bankruptcy?

    Can I Keep My Inheritance If I File for Bankruptcy?
    Our office speaks to many Georgians every day who contact our attorneys to discuss the possibility of filing for bankruptcy.  Filing for bankruptcy may be a good solution for a person whose income cannot keep pace with the person’s…
  • Sep 2

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?
    One of the first question I get when clients call my office is what does it cost to file bankruptcy? Your cost to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will always depend on the complexity of your case. Are you currently being sued,…
  • Aug 26

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?
    Many Georgian residents are afraid that they may be headed towards foreclosure.  Foreclosure, which happens when the bank takes possession of a home, typically occurs when the homeowner falls significantly behind on making timely…
Rank this Week: 2260

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Sep 15

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR GARBAGE WITHOUT A WARRANT?

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR GARBAGE WITHOUT A WARRANT?
    Whether police need a search warrant for something like a garbage can generally depends on whether you have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the place or thing being searched. When it comes to garbage, your expectation of privacy can…
  • Aug 25

    "I CLICKED ON THE WRONG SITE!": THE ILLINOIS LAW ON CHILD CYBER-PORNOGRAPHY

    "I CLICKED ON THE WRONG SITE!": THE ILLINOIS LAW ON CHILD CYBER-PORNOGRAPHY
    You were browsing some adult content sites on your computer when you came across some links to other photos. You clicked on the links and to your horror, they were photos of children in suggestive poses. Somehow, the police found out and…
  • Aug 11

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS
    You’ve never done anything wrong before, but when you did, the crime was a big one. Maybe the cost of the designer jeans you shoplifted upgraded you into felony territory. Or you had just a little too much pot or narcotics on your…
Rank this Week: 2330

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

http://www.daytonabeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Florida Enhances Hit-and-Run Criminal Penaltie

    Florida Enhances Hit-and-Run Criminal Penaltie
    Recently, a woman was arrested in Daytona Beach for hit-and-run after allegedly running a stop sign and striking a city police officer's cruiser with her own vehicle on International Speedway Boulevard before fleeing. The 35-year-old suspect…
  • Sep 1

    Commercial DUI in Florida Met With Harsh Penaltie

    Commercial DUI in Florida Met With Harsh Penaltie
    The consequences for a DUI arrest in Florida are severe. The consequences for someone whose livelihood depends on their ability to drive can be even harsher. For an individual who drives for a living and was arrested for operating a vehicle…
  • Aug 5

    Modification of Domestic Violence Injunction

    Modification of Domestic Violence Injunction
    While domestic violence injunctions are not technically criminal sanctions, they can result in charges if there is a violation. Additionally, these legal orders, which can be handed down as part of a civil or criminal case, often have a…
Rank this Week: 3922

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Labor Day Weekend Brought Increased DUI Enforcement to Michigan Countie

    Labor Day Weekend Brought Increased DUI Enforcement to Michigan Countie
    Labor Day weekend has traditionally a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate each others’ company. However, it is also no secret that three-day weekends bring out the partier in many Michiganders, and Labor Day is no…
  • Aug 29

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge
    Earlier this week, a Sturgis firefighter was arrested on charges that he allegedly had an inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. According to a report by one local news source, the 36-year-old firefighter is…
  • Aug 15

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest
    Late last month in Leelanau County, two people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a meth lab. According to a report by MLive.com, upon searching the home, police found chemicals and equipment that can be used to make meth.…
Rank this Week: 2760

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Dirty Skin Defense

    The Dirty Skin Defense
    A few years ago, I assisted in a DUI trial where the jury acquitted the defendant partly because of the reasonable doubt raised by a defense expert who testified that the defendant’s “dirty skin” could have created a false…
  • Sep 9

    Are Breathalyzers Accurate?

    Are Breathalyzers Accurate?
    Most states have two criminal charges relevant to "drunk driving".  The first is the original law, making it a crime to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs — also known as "DUI".  In more recent years, and under…
  • Sep 8

    Can Diet Pills Cause a Breathalyzer False-Positive?

    Can Diet Pills Cause a Breathalyzer False-Positive?
    Just because the summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean people aren’t dieting. And when the weather doesn’t permit running on the beach, dieters often turn to dieting pills. If a person happens to find themselves in the…
Rank this Week: 2589

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/
  • Sep 14

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In my previous post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
  • Sep 1

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?

    Why No “Good Time” in Wisconsin?
    Unlike most other states, Wisconsin does not recognize prisoners’ good behavior with credits toward accelerated release.  Wisconsin had such a “good time” program for well over a century, but eliminated it as part of…
  • Aug 14

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller

    “With Friends Like These . . .”: New Critiques of Graham and Miller
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Graham v. Florida (2010) and Miller v. Alabama (2012) undoubtedly constitute the most important developments in Eighth Amendment law over the past decade.  Graham banned…
Rank this Week: 3758

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1605

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 3474

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Sep 12

    Mother’s Convictions for Culpable Negligence Overturned on Appeal

    Mother’s Convictions for Culpable Negligence Overturned on Appeal
    In the case of Jennifer Kish versus the State of Florida, Ms. Kish was convicted of the crime of culpable negligence for allowing her three children–ages 10, 8, and 7–who were sick with cold and upper respiratory symptoms,…
  • Sep 1

    How to Avoid Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Court

    How to Avoid Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Court
    A “mandatory minimum penalty” refers to a federal law that requires a judge to sentence a person convicted of that law to a specified minimum term of imprisonment in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  There are approximately 200…
  • Aug 29

    Aggravated Assault and Car

    Aggravated Assault and Car
    In order to prove the crime of aggravated assault, a prosecutor in Florida has to show that the person accused of committing that crime had a specific intent to do violence to someone else.  What is important is the… The post…
Rank this Week: 2903

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    10 Arrested for DUI During Marin County Labor Day Crackdown

    10 Arrested for DUI During Marin County Labor Day Crackdown
    Police officers in Marin County made ten arrests for drunk driving over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Three drivers were arrested at a DUI checkpoint in San Anselmo and two drivers were arrested for drunk driving during a checkpoint…
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup

    Labor Day Driver's Beware Marin DUI Checkpoints Are Setup
    Two DUI checkpoints will be run by Marin County police agencies over the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Police officers will be looking for drunk and unlicensed drivers. Marin County police will run one checkpoint from 6:00 p.m., on Friday,…
  • Aug 26

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint
    Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence last Friday, August 22, 2014, at a checkpoint on De Long Ave. and Redwood Blvd., in Novato. More than 1,600 vehicles drove through the over 6 hour long checkpoint. The Novato...
Rank this Week: 4503

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Under Florida law "trafficking" in drugs can mean merely possessing a certain quantity of drugs without any evidence of distribtuion

    Under Florida law "trafficking" in drugs can mean merely possessing a certain quantity of drugs without any evidence of distribtuion
    In a recent Florida First District Court of Appeals decision evaluating a case from Escambia County Florida, the appellate court found brought home the draconian results of a long standing law that the mere possession of a drug that weighs…
  • Aug 23

    Search and Seizure - Automobile

    Search and Seizure - Automobile
    In Florida, as in most states, often times there is a solid white line, otherwise known as a "stop line," that precedes the cross-walk at an intersection. In a recent case decided by one of Florida's District Court of Appeals (DCA), the…
  • Aug 23

    Can my cell phone be searched without a warrant in Florida?

    Can my cell phone be searched without a warrant in Florida?
    In Smallwood v. State, 113 So. 3rd 724 (Fla. 2013), the Florida Supreme Court confronted the issue of whether a cell phone could be searched without law enforcement first obtaining a search warrant when the cell phone was seized during an…
Rank this Week: 1147

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Milford Teen Charged with Vehicular Homicide as Result of 2013 Collision

    Milford Teen Charged with Vehicular Homicide as Result of 2013 Collision
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Milford teenager is now facing charges of vehicular homicide. Specifically, the article states that a sixteen-year-old teenage girl crashed her car into a thirteen-year-old Hopkinton boy…
  • Sep 8

    Sudbury Teen Charged with Child Enticement

    Sudbury Teen Charged with Child Enticement
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a seventeen-year-old boy from Sudbury was charged with enticing a child under the age of sixteen. The article states that a resident from Skyview Lane called the police around 3:30pm this…
  • Sep 2

    Man Charged with Pawning Stolen Jewelry in Framingham

    Man Charged with Pawning Stolen Jewelry in Framingham
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a man from Worcester allegedly stole necklaces and a ring from his ex-girlfriend’s Framingham home and sold them to a local jewelry store. The investigation began in May when the…
Rank this Week: 4901

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

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

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Sep 12

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation

    A New Remedy for Online Defamation
    In the United States it is enormously difficult to remove allegedly defamatory information from the internet.  A victim can take the expensive and time-consuming step of suing the author for defamation in court.  However, even if a…
  • Sep 10

    More Money, More Problems – Another Billion Dollar Settlement for the DOJ

    More Money, More Problems – Another Billion Dollar Settlement for the DOJ
    This summer BNP Paribas, one of the five largest banks in the world, agreed to a $9 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement figure may seem nothing short of economic shock and awe; indeed it was the largest…
  • Sep 8

    The Hidden Regulatory and Licensing Consequences to a Conviction or Arrest

    The Hidden Regulatory and Licensing Consequences to a Conviction or Arrest
    When it comes to a conviction, or even an arrest, the collateral consequences that are sometimes overlooked by client and counsel can be extremely damaging, especially when dealing with government agencies and programs. One such set of…
Rank this Week: 3229

Sarena Straus

Sarena Straus

Features musings on criminal law.

http://www.sarenastraus.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    How To Make Your Novel Surprise You – Join My Class!

    How To Make Your Novel Surprise You – Join My Class!
    Here is a copy of the blog post I just put on Savvy Authors to give a taste of what we’ll be learning in the seminar I’m teaching starting on September 15.
  • Jan 23

    Overcoming The Re-Write Rut

    Overcoming The Re-Write Rut
    Well, it sure is cold here in the North East, but I haven’t been hibernating.  I’ve been re-writing my young adult novel.  As a mom, full-time attorney and writer, something has to give and if I need to write, it usually…
  • Dec 20

    Love Might Not Be Forever – But Texting Is!

    Love Might Not Be Forever – But Texting Is!
    Happy Holidays All!  This is my first post in quite some time.  People ask me about work life balance all the time and between a full time job, two small children, wanting to occasionally exercise and the fact that I’m deep…
Rank this Week: 1987

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Sep 11

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing
        As a criminal defense attorney, I have been called upon to advise students facing disciplinary bodies within their university or college. Recently, due, in part, to the United States Department of Education investigating a…
  • Aug 7

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License
          As previously stated in this blog, undocumented immigrants living in Illinois may now apply for a driver's license under Illinois law,…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest
         Today, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers must secure a warrant before searching a arrestee's cell phone. The Court issued an opinion in Riley v. California,-- U.S. --, (No 13-132)…
Rank this Week: 3622

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

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

    Does the Court make me a Habitual Offender?

    Does the Court make me a Habitual Offender?
    You don’t quite remember how your license got suspended. You never went to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to take care of it. Instead, you were stopped by police a few times for Operating After Suspension. Each time you got a…
  • Sep 9

    Felony Domestic Violence in Maine

    Felony Domestic Violence in Maine
    Dave had always considered himself to be a law abiding citizen. At the same time, he has had an on-again, off-again relationship with his girlfriend of six years, Kelly. They have one son together. Part of their rocky relationship included a…
  • Sep 8

    Juvenile OUI Charges in Maine

    Juvenile OUI Charges in Maine
    For a juvenile under the age of 18, their first driver’s license is their first big step into adulthood.  When a juvenile is charged with Drunk Driving OUI, it is often their first serious brush with the law.  In Maine,…
Rank this Week: 2112

OUI Hotline

OUI Hotline

Focuses on drunk driving and drug-related issues in Maine and the northeastern United States. By John Webb.

http://www.ouihotline.com
  • Sep 11

    Even Vampires Need Warrants!!

    Even Vampires Need Warrants!!
    Last month, my partner, Matt Nichols, I, along with other outstanding legal minds, spoke in Freeport at a seminar for lawyers on the topic of defending OUI cases in Maine. Part of the lecture I gave concerned a 2013 United States Supreme…
  • Jul 28

    My Opportunity To Learn From The Best Defense Attorney

    My Opportunity To Learn From The Best Defense Attorney
    I am pleased to announce that I just completed the 2014 Summer Session hosted by the National College for DUI Defense on the grounds of Harvard Law School on July 24-26, 2014. It featured some of the premier Operating Under the Influence…
  • Jul 3

    Community Service and Baseball

    Community Service and Baseball
    Nichols & Webb has always had a strong sense of community service. Whether it’s volunteering, contributing to community causes or defending the constitutional rights of our friends and neighbors, we have remained dedicated to Maine…
Rank this Week: 2493

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Eliminating Criminal History Questions From Job Application

    Eliminating Criminal History Questions From Job Application
    In California, current law prohibits both public and private employers from asking an applicant to disclose any information concerning an arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction. Further, as of July 1, 2014, all state and…
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California
    A grove of marijuana plants was found a few weeks ago by Orange County Parks Personnel, which they believe had been growing for quite some time. The grove was discovered very close to a “really nice residential area”, which is…
  • May 19

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law
    St. Paul, Minn has a new bill that may someday make it's way to California. It is called the criminal records expungement bill. The bill will allow those convicted of misdemeanors and some low-level felonies, to get their criminal records…
Rank this Week: 4319

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller

    Feds Tighten Controls on Prescription Painkiller
    News about the war on drugs is all over the media on a regular basis, and most people’s attention, when they hear about it, focuses on international drug smuggling, cocaine, heroin, and related topics. But according to law enforcement…
  • Aug 20

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego

    Racial Tensions from Ferguson, MO felt in San Diego
    The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has led to nationwide demonstrations and concerns about racial profiling. Ferguson, a working-class suburb of St. Louis, was the scene of the shooting earlier this month. Police…
  • Aug 5

    Multiple Felonies Charged in San Marcos Motorcycle Crash

    Multiple Felonies Charged in San Marcos Motorcycle Crash
    Another tragedy in the San Diego area occurred last week in San Marcos. A man was riding his motorcycle in the early morning hours on Las Flores Drive. Police say another man, driving a Toyota 4Runner SUV, approached the intersection at S.…
Rank this Week: 1250

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    What are the Potential Consequences of a First Offense Los Angeles DUI

    What are the Potential Consequences of a First Offense Los Angeles DUI
    California Vehicle Code §23152 makes it unlawful for a person to be driving a vehicle while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are arrested and charged with the suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you will be…
  • Sep 2

    Los Angeles DUI Enhancement

    Los Angeles DUI Enhancement
    What exactly are DUI enhancements and what can they mean for you if you have been charged for a DUI? In certain DUI cases, the facts are fairly straightforward. For those case, they will be prosecuted under California Vehicle Code…
  • Aug 26

    Effective Defense of a Los Angeles DUI Charge

    Effective Defense of a Los Angeles DUI Charge
    There are certain legal hurdles a prosecutor must cross in order to successfully prosecute a case. They must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, using evidence, testimony and other exhibits that a person was: 1)     …
Rank this Week: 4711

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    The DMV’s Power to Suspend Your License

    The DMV’s Power to Suspend Your License
    Most people do not realize how much power the California Department of Motor Vehicles has until they are forced to come in contact with them.  Unfortunately this is usually as a result of being arrested for driving under the…
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day Holiday DUI Arrests Anticipated

    Labor Day Holiday DUI Arrests Anticipated
    Every summer, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department launches their “Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI mobilization” in an effort to minimize the number of people who get behind the wheel after drinking.  The campaign…
  • May 27

    Finding A Good, Experienced DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County California

    Finding A Good, Experienced DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County California
    If you have been arrested for DUI in Orange County, California, you need a lawyer who can protect your rights and who will make sure that your rights are not violated. Orange County is considered very strict when it comes to driving under…
Rank this Week: 4107

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3950

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
Rank this Week: 1476

New York Criminal Blog

New York Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.newyorkcriminal-blog.com/
  • Sep 8

    Celebrity Chef Todd English Arrested for DUI

    Celebrity Chef Todd English Arrested for DUI
    Celebrity chef Todd English, Iron chef USA star who has opened restaurants around the US and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested on Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to authorities. Police in Southampton arrested…
  • Jul 28

    Prosecutors Bending the Rules to Snoop on Inmates Email

    Prosecutors Bending the Rules to Snoop on Inmates Email
    While it is known knowledge to anyone who has ever consulted a lawyer that these private communications seeking legal help are completely confidential, people behind bars are not exactly awarded that same privilege. Despite the fact that the…
  • May 22

    New York Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer :: Scoutmaster, Cop, Rabbi among 70 Arrested in Child Porn Sting

    New York Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer :: Scoutmaster, Cop, Rabbi among 70 Arrested in Child Porn Sting
    A New York Police Department officer, a Fire Department of New York paramedic, a rabbi and a scoutmaster were among more than 70 people arrested in a major child porn bust on Wednesday. The investigation began as part of an undercover…
Rank this Week: 2153

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 8

    Maryland Court Reverses Conviction for Failure to Ask Defense-Witness Question

    Maryland Court Reverses Conviction for Failure to Ask Defense-Witness Question
    Jury selection is a critically important aspect of a criminal trial. This phase is also referred to as “voir dire” – the point at which counsel for both the State and the defendant have an opportunity to ask the potential…
  • Aug 23

    Maryland Court’s Refusal to Give Requested Jury Instruction Upheld

    Maryland Court’s Refusal to Give Requested Jury Instruction Upheld
    Criminal cases vary a great deal, from the moment when a person is arrested and charges are filed to the conclusion of a jury trial or plea bargain. Under Maryland law, criminal defendants are typically afforded the right to a trial by jury.…
  • Aug 8

    Refusal to Suppress DNA Evidence Does Not Violate Constitution or Maryland State Law

    Refusal to Suppress DNA Evidence Does Not Violate Constitution or Maryland State Law
    The collection, retention, and use of DNA evidence in a criminal matter can raise various privacy concerns. In a recent Maryland case, a homeless man, George Varriale, voluntarily provided his own DNA samples to the local county police…
Rank this Week: 2203

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
  • Aug 4

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag
    Co-authored by Sam E. Antar and Zachary PrenskyThis coming Wednesday morning, Utah based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings. In its Q1 2014 10-Q report issued in…
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
Rank this Week: 1668

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4769

Public Defender Dude

Public Defender Dude

Commentary on criminal law by a public defender.

http://publicdefenderdude.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Prop 36 - drugs and 3 strike

    Prop 36 - drugs and 3 strike
    I've written before on the fact that I consider propositions to be the scourge of California politics.  I still consider them to be so. In general, I think propositions are WAY overused in California, and they've actually replaced…
  • Sep 6

    PD Dude - Back posting again?

    PD Dude - Back posting again?
    Why post?  Why write?  How to keep it up? How to stay relevant?  How to write about things that are interesting to people who look at a specific type of blog and don't necessarily want to see someone pontificating on the rest…
  • Sep 3

    And You Thought You Had a Difficult Case.

    And You Thought You Had a Difficult Case.
    In New Orleans, they do things FAST. And some of the details tend to get blurred. Read this newspaper article from New Orleans:
Rank this Week: 1352

Baum Law Offices

Baum Law Offices

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

http://baumlawoffices.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 3

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?

    What is the Maryland Estate Tax?
    This content originally came from Baum Law Offices, LLC - Attorney Matthew Baum - law offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, and Columbia, Maryland.At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that…
Rank this Week: 2842

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument

    Minnesota Supreme Court Hears Bernard Oral Argument
      Yesterday, in State v. Bernard the Minnesota Supreme Court was presented with a fundamental question  that has been brewing in Minnesota: is it constitutional to criminally punish one's refusal to waive their…
  • Aug 15

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional

    Texas Finds Per Se DWI Search Statute Unconstitutional
    If we told you Texans were smarter than Minnesotans, you would laugh all the way to the Alamo. That is, perhaps, unless you happened to stumble upon the recent Texas Supreme Court Decision of Aviles v. The State of Texas. In the wake of last…
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
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Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Sep 4

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation

    Effective Defense to a Los Angeles Internal Probation Violation
    When a person is charged with a criminal offense in Los Angeles it is likely that as a part of their sentence, they will be put on probation. The probationary period is generally about 3 years on a misdemeanor and is usually informal…
  • Aug 25

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case

    Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case
    When a person has been convicted of a criminal charge in Los Angeles, it is likely that they will be put on probation for at least three years. As a part of the probation, the person charged will have certain conditions and requirements…
  • Aug 25

    Effect of a Los Angeles Criminal Conviction on an Out of State Criminal Charge

    Effect of a Los Angeles Criminal Conviction on an Out of State Criminal Charge
    What happens when you have a prior criminal record in California, and you are charged with a crime in a different state? This question becomes important when there is a potential probation violation due to the previous case. In order to…
Rank this Week: 3530

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    BCS Crew Cleans Up Highbridge

    BCS Crew Cleans Up Highbridge
    The area before the BCS crew began community serviceIn 2007 Bronx Community Solutions began the Graffiti Removal program in the Highbridge neighborhood of the bronx, located in the 44th Precinct. The location of 67 West 169th Street, between…
  • Aug 19

    Broken Windows Theory

    Broken Windows Theory
    Broken Windows Theory infuses many of the ideas and projects of the Center for Court Innovation. My overly simplified explanation of the theory goes like so: by changing the appearance of a neighborhood for the better (ex. repairing broken…
  • Aug 15

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience
    Throughout the year, Bronx Community Solutions relies on the careful, enthusiastic work provided by a rotating team of talented interns. Interns help out with intake and scheduling, classroom monitoring, special projects such as the DWI…
Rank this Week: 1128

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3772

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    Several new case results! Check them out

    Several new case results! Check them out
    Here at Leyba Defense PLLC we only include case results in our “Recent cases” section that result in an outright dismissal or reduction to a traffic ticket.  Unlike some other DUI law firms that brag about getting a DUI…
  • Aug 21

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI
    An interesting study was recently done by a company called NerdWallet.  Basically it looked at all the major cities in Washington State and what an average insurance premium would look like following a DUI conviction.  The article…
  • Aug 21

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI

    Study done on insurance costs following Washington State DUI
    An interesting study was recently done by a company called NerdWallet.  Basically it looked at all the major cities in Washington State and what an average insurance premium would look like following a DUI conviction.  The article…
Rank this Week: 2132

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower

    Mysterious Vigilantes Destroying Marijuana Crops and Threatening Grower
    Recently in Mendocino County, a number of accounts have surfaced that a group of unnamed men have been dropping from helicopters into marijuana fields and destroying the crops and threatening the growers. According to a report by the Press…
  • Aug 18

    Four Men Arrested After Authorities Bust Marijuana Growing Operation

    Four Men Arrested After Authorities Bust Marijuana Growing Operation
    Earlier this month in Austin Creek State Recreational Area, park rangers and Fish and Wildlife officers busted four men in relation to a small-to-medium-sized marijuana grow operation. According to a report by the Press Democrat, park…
  • Aug 4

    Three Men Arrested in Santa Rosa Drug Bust

    Three Men Arrested in Santa Rosa Drug Bust
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, two men were arrested on drug charges when officers stopped their vehicle near Coddington Mall. According to a report by SFBay.ca, as part of the arrest, officers executed search warrants on the home where…
Rank this Week: 2709

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Sep 4

    Of Snitches and Privilege

    Of Snitches and Privilege
    White-collar writer Walt Pavlo of @Forbes and 500 Pearl Street quotes us this morning in his insightful @Forbes article about the attorney-client privilege.  In particular: Federal prosecutors want to know who knew what, and when…
  • Sep 2

    Privilege, Corporate Silence and Saul Goodman

    Privilege, Corporate Silence and Saul Goodman
    We are past Labor Day, and just as well.  Marked by the GM internal-investigation report’s criticism of some of the company’s internal lawyers, the summer was not kind to internal lawyers generally and to the attorney-client…
  • Aug 29

    Weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye

    Weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye
    For this weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye. From Saveur, warm-weather whiskey cocktails.  Some of the drinks sound good.  All of the photos are cool: From the folks at Garden & Gun…
Rank this Week: 2313

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/
  • Sep 4

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    A 15 year old girl from Pleasantville behind the wheel of a 2001 Chevy Suburban in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania on August 30th is now facing several criminal charges, including possible vehicular manslaughter, as the result of a fatal accident…
  • Jul 25

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case
    In a chilling account for those of us who purchase tickets for concerts, sports events and Broadway Shows, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced on July 23rd the indictments of six men on charges that they were members of an…
  • Jun 9

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA
    “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan was seriously injured, and a friend in the vehicle killed, as the result of a multi-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early on Saturday, June 7, 2014. After…
Rank this Week: 4328

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent
    Most of us have said it and/or thought it, at some point. “Why the hell does it take so long to kill death row inmates?” In some instances, it literally takes several decades from sentencing to execution. Many have called this a…
  • Aug 21

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”
    As a former burglary victim and father of three young children, I especially feel for Ray Allen and his family. I thoroughly understand why they’re demanding the arrest and maximum charge for all intruders who brazenly entered their…
  • Aug 4

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”
    My parents would be deemed career criminals by today’s standards. That’s not to suggest that I believe that they ever committed any criminal acts. It’s just that the things they did with me and my siblings back in the…
Rank this Week: 1969

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer…

Los Angeles Hit And Run Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangeleshitandrunlawyer.com/
  • Sep 4

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Effective Representation of a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    In order to successfully represent a person in a Hit and Run, it is important to understand the code from which the offense arises. There are several defenses available to a person who finds themselves in such a situation, and with the help…
  • Aug 28

    Los Angeles Probation Violation with a Hit and Run

    Los Angeles Probation Violation with a Hit and Run
    Many of our clients ask us if a probation violation is an additional charge on top of their Hit and Run charge, or if it is a part of the Hit and run. Unfortunately, a probation violation is its own offense and can potentially add to your…
  • Jul 31

    How to Fight a Los Angeles Hit and Run…

    How to Fight a Los Angeles Hit and Run Many of our blogs address the law, potential arguments and potential consequences. Whereas these are very important concerns that a client would have, it is also important to understand how our strategy…
Rank this Week: 2342

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Sep 4

    How Does a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance

    How Does a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance
    How Does a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance If you are charged with a DUI in Virginia, there are many things to consider. You must consider your possibility of jail time, fines, suspension of your driving privileges in Virginia,…
  • Aug 18

    Reckless Driving Reduced to Improper Driving

    Reckless Driving Reduced to Improper Driving
    An attorney for Caddell Nelson and Reibach achieved a very good result in a local court recently on a serious charge of Reckless Driving by Speed. The client was charged with driving 95 mph or above. Because of this particular court’s…
  • Aug 18

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone
    Our law firm recently represented a client charged with Reckless Driving by Speed, 100 mph in a 40 mph zone, in a central Virginia court. The client, who was from another country and in the United States on a student visa, was clocked going…
Rank this Week: 2927

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?
    Police officers have a hard job. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it. They have to keep people and property safe, enforce our laws, and try to make sure they come home alive each day. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be…
  • Sep 2

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime
    You’ve probably seen the police on TV shows waiting at the scene of the crime to see if the suspect returns. It happened in real life recently in Stafford. As reported by the Free Lance-Star, a shoplifting suspect allegedly stole over…
  • Aug 22

    Virginia Hit and Run is a Serious Charge

    Virginia Hit and Run is a Serious Charge
    Virginia has a very complex set of laws that govern your duties if you’re involved in an accident while in a motor vehicle. Altogether they’re referred to in the slang term of “hit and run”; however, by law, it is…
Rank this Week: 1598

Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Voir Dire: 2014

    Voir Dire: 2014
    We started the first trial in my law school class. The initial exercise was jury selection. I coached the students while they were standing in front of the jury box doing the exercise and later I sent the following notes to them:
  • Jul 24

    Bulldogging in Miami

    Bulldogging in Miami
    Naturally I read the legal commentary following Nel's cross of Pistorius. Most lawyers were critical, labeling Nel's sarcasm and bullying as argumentative and thus objectionable in a US court. While I generally agree with those observations,…
  • May 31

    Be Like LeBron

    Be Like LeBron
    Last night I watched the Miami Heat crush the Indiana pacers to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This victory was notable for two reasons: the Pacers were designed to beat the Heat and their defense specifically created to stop LeBron…
Rank this Week: 3542

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Aug 15

    What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving?

    What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving?
    If you are convicted of reckless driving in Virginia, a […] The post What is the Likelihood of a Suspended License for Reckless Driving? appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 2817

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
Rank this Week: 4412

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Covers traffic law, driver's license law, DWI/DUI law, criminal law, and more.

http://www.trafficlawstop.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Missouri School Bus Law

    Missouri School Bus Law
    It’s back to school season, and that means we will be seeing school buses on the road. Below we outline school bus passing laws in Missouri. When red lights are activated: 2 lane road: all drivers must STOP. 2 lane and a turn lane (3…
  • Aug 27

    Ellisville Buys Body Cameras for Police Officer

    Ellisville Buys Body Cameras for Police Officer
    The Ellisville, Missouri police department has begun purchasing body cameras for all of its police officers. The Saint Louis suburb had been planning on getting cameras for all officers, but the Ferguson riots and Michael Brown shooting made…
  • Aug 27

    Are The Police Allowed To Lie?

    Are The Police Allowed To Lie?
    Most people have heard the rumor that if you ask an undercover cop if they are a police officer they must tell you.  This is simply not true. Police are allowed to lie to you. Police officers can lie to people during an investigation.…
Rank this Week: 2137