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David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
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The Edelstein Firm Blog

The Edelstein Firm Blog

Features opinion and commentary on the practice of criminal defense. By David Edelstein.

http://www.miami-criminal-lawyer.net/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com
    Our firm is proud to be a highlighted service provider on Thumbtack.com Thumbtack.com is a revolutionary service that leverages technology to empower consumers and service providers while providing a more efficient marketplace. You can check…
  • Nov 25

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy
  • Nov 22

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System
    Yes, innocent people do get convicted. Granted, the segment of the population that has the most contact with the criminal justice system is the criminal element.  And the truth is that most people who are convicted are in fact guilty.…
Rank this Week: 2291

Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

Covers health care compliance and criminal defense. By Matthews Law Firm, P.A.

http://matthewspa.com/sidebar-blog
  • Sep 10

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event
    Yes, you read that right. Here’s the story detailing how the execution of a Florida inmate has been delayed so the Attorney General can attend her re-election kick-off reception.
  • Mar 19

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?
    Imagine this scenario: A defendant is convicted of both Attempted Trafficking of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone. He files an appeal arguing he should not have been convicted of both due to double jeopardy. The appellate court agrees…
  • Jan 16

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida
    As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6): A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial…
Rank this Week: 2414

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Covers issues in criminal defense. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://criminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict
    The result of a verdict today in a criminal trial is that everyone with a twitter or Facebook account gets to let the world know how ignorant they are of the criminal justice system. I know, First Amendment. But your ignorance shows…
  • Dec 30

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon
    Last Friday night (12/28/2012), in the middle of the holiday vacation season, there was a DUI Checkpoint on the way to Miami Beach. When I say "on the way," I mean at about 6:30 p.m. Now let me say this: I don't have a problem with DUI…
  • Dec 15

    Because There's Nothing To Say

    Because There's Nothing To Say
    But sometimes,  we forget what we got,  who we are,  Oh who we are not,  I think we gotta chance,  to make it right  - Amos Lee - Keep it Loose, Keep It Tight It's early Saturday morning. My treasured…
Rank this Week: 2259

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Covers Colorado drug charges, DUI, sex crimes, theft and traffic violations. By Timothy Bussey.

http://www.coloradospringscriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21
    Like other U.S. states, the minimum legal drinking age in Colorado is 21 years. People who are younger than 21 years of age are not legally permitted to drink alcohol in Colorado, whether or not they are driving a motor vehicle. As a result,…
  • May 16

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature
    Colorado drivers now need to learn new limits for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). House Bill 1325, which sets limits on blood levels for driving after smoking marijuana, has been passed by the Colorado Senate and now awaits…
  • May 15

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law
    The General Assembly is currently debating whether they should sign in House Bill 1077. House Bill 1077 would be instrumental in changing current laws regarding DUI, DUI per se, and DWAI arrests. The bill would allow drivers to challenge…
Rank this Week: 2155

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Covers Iowa criminal law news.

http://www.stowerslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa
    There currently exist many federal statutes governing criminal activity. One of the most important and commonly invoked federal statutes is 21 U.S.C. § 841. This federal statute governs federal drug laws. It can be very complicated and…
Rank this Week: 2372

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

Covers criminal law, landlord tenant law and personal injury law. By Kira Fonteneau.

http://thefonteneaufirm.com
Rank this Week: 2194

Abolish Life Without Parole…

Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences for Children in the USA

Covers the imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles.

http://abolish-jlwop.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time
    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Times Newsletter   Please go to this link to read the entire newsletter. Here is an excerpt:In the Courts: Are Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
  • Jun 25

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth
     by Efren Paredes, Jr. Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion abolishing life without parole (LWOP) sentences for the 2,500 prisoners across the U.S. who were condemned to die in prison for crimes they were convicted of as juveniles.
  • Feb 17

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing…

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing infographics at: http://infographiclist.com/2012/02/17/juvenile-life-without-parole-sentencing-infographic/#comment-1777
Rank this Week: 2401

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
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Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Plutarch and Tony Serra

    Plutarch and Tony Serra
    It seems as though all of my heroes are getting long in the tooth: Gerry Spence and F. Lee Bailey are in their 80s. Tony Serra is 79. Even John Williams is in his seventies. I don’t why I thought great trial lawyers would be immune…
  • Jul 25

    No Opening Statemenst! -- WTF?

    No Opening Statemenst! -- WTF?
    It surprises most people to learn that in the state courts of Connecticut, judges almost never permit opening statements in criminal cases. Lawyers get a chance to give them in state civil cases, however. And openings are permitted in both…
  • Jul 20

    "Uncertain Justice" and the Roberts Court

    "Uncertain Justice" and the Roberts Court
    Among the many defining errors I've made along life's way is my public and open scorn for law professors. Those who can't do, teach, and those who can't teach in a traditional discipline such as history, philosophy or even economics, teach…
Rank this Week: 2547

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 10

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week
    For drivers in New York State beginning today, April 10, 2014, be careful if you are a hand held cell phone user on the highways and local streets. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of “Operation Hang Up”, by which…
Rank this Week: 2555

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School
    A drunk driving OWI DUI conviction will have a significant impact on everyone’s life but some may be more than others. The medical profession including nurses are no exception. The State of Michigan has a duty to ensure that our medical…
  • Jul 7

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You
    The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) was passed in 2008 and it allows for the medical use of marijuana in the state of Michigan.  There are two categories of people who are immune from arrest and/or prosecution for possession of…
  • Jul 4

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course
    An attorney who represents persons accused of drunk and drugged driving cannot do it effectively unless they have the specialized education and experience with chemical testing. Almost every case involves a breath test measurement of bodily…
Rank this Week: 2631

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jul 24

    SEX TRAFFICKING, PROSTITUTION & JAILING JOHNS.

    SEX TRAFFICKING, PROSTITUTION & JAILING JOHNS.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom July 24, 2014 The Maine Legislature made some changes to Maine’s prostitution statutes over the past year or so, attempting to address the problem of “human trafficking” or “sex…
  • Jul 11

    MAINE OUI CHANGES EFFECTIVE 8/1/14.

    MAINE OUI CHANGES EFFECTIVE 8/1/14.
    Posted July 11, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom. A couple of recent changes to Maine’s OUI laws take effect on August 1, 2014. As a general rule, prior OUI convictions serve to increase mandatory punishment for subsequent offenses, but only…
  • Jun 27

    MACDL OUI DEFENSE SEMINAR, 8/22/14, FREEPORT.

    MACDL OUI DEFENSE SEMINAR, 8/22/14, FREEPORT.
    Posted June 27, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom   On August 22, 2014, I’ll be on the faculty of an OUI defense seminar organized by the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Freeport. This seminar…
Rank this Week: 2630

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/
  • Jul 23

    Drug crime sentencing reform finally takes root in the U.S.

    Drug crime sentencing reform finally takes root in the U.S.
    The United States may be changing course on long-held drug laws and policies. The policies, which have called for increasingly harsh sentences for drug offenders, have done effectively nothing to curb the use and sale of illegal drugs in…
  • Jul 19

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?
    One of the most controversial issues in the American criminal justice system is the way that juvenile offenders are treated, regarded and prosecuted. The issue is often as vexing for criminal defense attorneys as it is for prosecutors and…
  • Jul 11

    Prosecutor misconduct alleged in 1980s Louisiana drug case

    Prosecutor misconduct alleged in 1980s Louisiana drug case
    Many of our recent posts have discussed wrongful conviction based on law enforcement misconduct. The news lately has been full of stories involving Louisiana defendants who were exonerated after spending decades in prison for crimes they…
Rank this Week: 2660

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2652

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

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

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2498

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 2632

Missouri Criminal Lawyers Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI law. Published By Sansone Law, LLC

http://www.missouricriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2480

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: 2552

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2723

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Breakfield & Dean Articles

Covers Georgia criminal law.

http://www.gainesvillegalawyer.com/articles/
Rank this Week: 2463

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Landsberg Law Office Blog

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

http://808crime.com/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Honesty in Legislation

    Honesty in Legislation
    Homelessness is a national problem and a horrific issue. The competing interests of being my brother’s keeper and taking care of my family create hard choices.  Anyone with a heart who enters Kaka’ako sees homeless…
  • Jul 15

    Honesty in Legislation

    Honesty in Legislation
    Homelessness is a national problem and a horrific issue. The competing interests of being my brother’s keeper and taking care of my family create hard choices.  Anyone with a heart who enters Kaka’ako sees homeless…
  • Jul 9

    Alternatives to Tom Brower’s Homeless Hammering

    Alternatives to Tom Brower’s Homeless Hammering
    This is a continuation of an article on the Huffington Post. Click here to read what triggered the solutions discussed in this article. Representatives and Shopping Carts. Arguing these carts are stolen property doesn’t understand the…
Rank this Week: 2707

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2696

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 6

    CHP seizes 2000 Pounds of Pot in Van Headed to Las Vega

    CHP seizes 2000 Pounds of Pot in Van Headed to Las Vega
    I missed this article last week, so I will talk about it today because this is a lot of pot. California Highway Patrol officers in the Imperial Valley pulled over a Chevy Van that they said was weaving as it drove north on Highway 86. After…
  • Jun 28

    What I Like About Being a Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura

    What I Like About Being a Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura
    What I Like About Being a Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Lawyer in Ventura I was licensed to practice law in May of 1996. The day after I got licensed I made my first appearance in criminal court as a lawyer. It's been 18 years and I am…
  • Jun 28

    Why I like Being A Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angele

    Why I like Being A Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angele
    Why I Like Being a Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney in Los Angeles After 18 years of running from court to court throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, one might think I would grow tired of dealing with people's problems all day…
Rank this Week: 2462

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID

    Funding shortage causes WA low income drivers to lose IID
    If you get convicted of a DUI in Washington State you will be required to have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle you drive.  The time frame varies depending on the number of prior times a driver has been required to have an IID. …
  • Jun 11

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe

    Star Wars type alcohol DUI laser device coming to a City near you...Maybe
    A new fangled Star Wars type laser device used to detect alcohol vapor has been created by Scientists in Poland.  This is some pretty crazy yet fascinating technology that has been developed.  Essentially its a laser device that can detect…
  • Jun 4

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case

    When is an IID required in a Washington State DUI case
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Washington State.  Then chances are at some point during this unfortunate situation you may face the possibility of having to get an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.  Seattle…
Rank this Week: 2469

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Offers news, updates and insight on Illinois criminal law. By Donald Delbert.

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • Jun 6

    I need to… slim down!

    I need to… slim down!
    Me, myself and I need to slim down… The summer is coming and I need impress the ladies… I was thinking of using one of does miracle weight loss supplements like saffron extract… This one was featured on Dr. Oz show. I…
  • Jun 3

    Me, Myself & I

    Me, Myself & I
    In this blog I’ll talk about everything… …about my life… …about your life… …about no one’s life… well… about whatever I’m in the mood to write about! I don’t…
  • Sep 13

    Jailhouse Snitch Would Say Anything

    Jailhouse Snitch Would Say Anything
    Dekalb County has reopened a 55-year-old murder case after locating a suspect. The accused is a former police officer who was brought back from Washington state to face charges from 1957. The age of the case presents unusual challenges to…
Rank this Week: 2618

Blonde Justice

Blonde Justice

Covers criminal law.

http://blondejustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 2

    Running Wild

    Running Wild
    One of the interesting things about working in a new court is learning the new lingo.  You say continuance, I say adjournment. You say FTA, I say bench warrant.But today I heard my new favorite localism. My client was telling me about…
  • Apr 20

    Meeting the Best People

    Meeting the Best People
    One thing I really like is meeting other public defenders.  As my clinic teacher used to say, "Public defenders are the best people in the world." If not the "best," they're at least usually like-minded.  And in a world where our…
  • Apr 13

    Self-Care for Public Defender

    Self-Care for Public Defender
    Self-care is a social worker and therapist idea, basically, wherein the practitioner makes an effort to care for himself and his own mental wellbeing as a way of staying healthy and being able to persevere, successfully, in the field. In the…
Rank this Week: 2584

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 2804

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • May 1

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak

    Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
    According to SF Gate, a San Francisco man named Gale Joseph Young was recently freed from prison after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal determined the DNA evidence against Young was too week to sustain the conviction. After serving six years…
  • Dec 23

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California

    The Dos and Don'ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
    Despite the legalization of growing medical marijuana in California in 1996, it still remains illegal under federal law to grow, sell, or use the drug. Those who do grow within the state's regulations do not usually find any problems with the…
  • Dec 16

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor

    Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor
    Last week, four people were charged for their involvement in an alleged kidnapping that ended with a man's penis being cut off. According to a report by the NY Daily News, one of the group members had conducted business with a medical…
Rank this Week: 2478

Blog for the Law Offices of G.…

Blog for the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC

Covers criminal and personal injury law.

http://ricelawmd.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2680

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

Covers criminal law and its process. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    The Plea

    The Plea
    This is a post that received recognition as the 2013 "JDog Memorial Blawg Post" for the best post on criminal law, in the opinion of Scott Greenfield, a prolific law blogger over at Simple Justice and a veteran criminal defense lawyer…
  • Jan 6

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnLater this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to announce, in his State-of-the-State address, an executive initiative allowing the limited use of medical marijuana under a set of narrow circumstances.…
  • Dec 25

    Convicted Chicago Cocaine Dealer Seeks Executive Clemency for Christma

    Convicted Chicago Cocaine Dealer Seeks Executive Clemency for Christma
    Drug lifer Jesse WebsterLast week, reading the Sunday NYT, I came across an article about Jesse Webster's plight in the federal penitentiary in Greenville, IL.  Webster's first and only conviction was handed down in 1996 for trafficking…
Rank this Week: 2814

Kans Law Firm

Kans Law Firm

Covers Minnesota criminal law.

http://www.kanslaw.com/blog
  • Sep 27

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law

    Minnesota Teen’s DWI Highlights State’s Underage Drunk Driving Law
    This past weekend an 18-year-old in Northfield, MN was arrested after police spotted him driving erratically down the street. Officers say they watched as a car, which was later discovered to have been stolen, swerved in and out of its lane…
  • Sep 22

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border

    Canadian Impaired Driving Measure Receives Serious Attention South Of The Border
    A recent PBS report dealt with a surprisingly effective drunk driving law in British Columbia that has managed to cut the number of drunk driving traffic fatalities nearly in half in only two years. The report discussed how one little…
  • Sep 11

    Federal Government Attempts To Shine Light On Dark Corners Of Internet

    Federal Government Attempts To Shine Light On Dark Corners Of Internet
    A hotel employee in Charleston, SC made news recently after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized $814.22 worth of his assets. What’s so amazing about $814.22? The seizure has garnered attention because of the form those…
Rank this Week: 2792

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
  • Sep 11

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement
    WPXI reports that 60 Pittsburgh-area drivers received traffic citations for improper use of the carpool/high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on the Parkway North.  Under the law, the HOV lane may only be used by motorcycle operators and…
  • Aug 20

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police
    Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala issued a statement outlining the public’s right to videotape police officers. DA Zappala explained that a person has the right to videotape police officers who are on duty but people do…
Rank this Week: 2823

Public Defender Stuff

Public Defender Stuff

By the Public Defender Investigator Network.

http://pdstuff.apublicdefender.com
  • Aug 30

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville
    Cross-posted from ‘a public defender’: As I alluded to in my last post, Jacksonville, FL, has an ethical controversy brewing. It involves the elected public defender Matt Shirk and some very questionable hiring decisions…
  • Aug 22

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention
    From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Fifty years after the Supreme Court’s landmark case, Gideon vs. Wainwright, we are a country — and a state — in a crisis that most of us, Wahl notwithstanding, know or care little about.…
  • Aug 21

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso
    From The El Paso Times: The Albert Armendariz Sr. Federal Courthouse in El Paso — among the busiest in Texas because of the number of immigration and drug cases — may be forced to close two days a month if the federal government…
Rank this Week: 2579

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Covers criminal defense cases. By Anderson & Wooditch, PC.

http://www.pnalaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 19

    Types Of Sexual Offenses – Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Types Of Sexual Offenses – Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer
    It is imperative to understand how an Arlington criminal defense lawyer can assist you if you are facing any type of sexual offense charge. If you are facing any type of sexual offense, it is important to discuss the case with…
  • Jul 7

    Understanding Rape Charges – Alexandria Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Understanding Rape Charges – Alexandria Criminal Defense Lawyer
    If you are facing rape charges or any type of criminal charges for a sexual offense, it is important to speak with an Alexandria criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in defending similar cases. An experienced Alexandria criminal defense…
  • Jun 23

    Drug Offense Charges – Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Drug Offense Charges – Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Understanding drug offense charges may take the help of Virginia criminal defense lawyers. There are many type of drug charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Oftentimes charges may result in serious punishments. Experienced Virginia…
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North Carolina Litigation Blog

North Carolina Litigation Blog

Covers litigation in North Carolina including construction law, personal injury, insurance, N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court opinions. By Angela Jolly.

http://northcarolinalitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up
      The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. …Continue reading »
  • Feb 15

    Child Support

    Child Support
    Reblogged from N.C. Family Law Blog: Child Support
  • Feb 9

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost
    If you live in the Charlotte area then you that when the heavy rains come so does the flooding and it’s only getting worse. NC flood maps are being updated so be sure to check your address to see if your house is now in a flood zone. If so…
Rank this Week: 2505

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

http://deathpenaltyusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia
    The state of Georgia is once again in the spotlight regarding a death penalty case which, when examined by anyone with a sense of justice, makes the Peach State start reeking of even more rotten fruit.  Or perhaps a better analogy:…
  • Apr 15

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
  • Apr 15

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 2683

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
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Kentucky DUI Defense Lawyer

Kentucky DUI Defense Lawyer

Covers DUIs, traffic stops and field sobriety tests. By Stephen J. Isaacs.

http://www.kyduiblog.com/
  • May 16

    U.S. Supreme Court holds Officer must obtain warrant for DUI blood test.

    U.S. Supreme Court holds Officer must obtain warrant for DUI blood test.
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must generally obtain a warrant for a blood test before subjecting a drunken-driving suspect to a blood test when the suspect had refused to take the test.
  • May 16

    Criminal Record Expungement Option

    Criminal Record Expungement Option
    There exists more than one way to obtain an expungement of a Kentucky criminal record involving more than one misdemeanor when KRS 431.078 does not apply.
  • Apr 25

    Bias in DUI Case

    Bias in DUI Case
    In order to have a chance at getting a favorable outcome when defending a DUI with an allegedly innocent client, a lawyer should always consider the venue. The venue is where the case will be heard. Kentucky has 120 counties...
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Texas Federal Criminal Law Blog

Texas Federal Criminal Law Blog

Provides analysis of criminal law cases. By Michael McCrum.

http://www.texasfederalcriminallawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Sentencing Commission Recommends 2013 Amendment

    Sentencing Commission Recommends 2013 Amendment
    Last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to submit to Congress proposed amendments to our "beloved" sentencing guidelines. A text of the amendments is here. The amendments will be formally submitted to Congress by May 1, and they will…
  • Jan 2

    Results Are In on Fair Sentencing Act

    Results Are In on Fair Sentencing Act
    In today's world, where approval ratings of Congress are alarmingly low, we grow less and less hopeful that our government can effectively function. Every now and then, however, we see a glimmer of light that offers some positive indication…
  • Dec 27

    Defense Forensic Expert Trumps PSR

    Defense Forensic Expert Trumps PSR
    Two married doctors were charged with several types of health care fraud crimes, including, (1) "upcoding" cheaper "trigger-point injections for more expensive "facet-point" injections, (2) submitting "phantom" bills for services never…
Rank this Week: 2714

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
  • Oct 9

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS
    I thought that this story (here and here) was fascinating.  Currently churches can lose their 501(c)(3) status if the pastor endorses candidates, as the church is no longer purely a religious organization.
  • Sep 28

    Right to Counsel for Children

    Right to Counsel for Children
    This link has a report card for each state on a child's right to counsel.  South Dakota only earns a D.  This report card is based on laws actually on the books, not based on how those laws are applied by the Courts. When we look at how the…
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Garvin Law Firm Blog

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida personal injury and criminal defense news.

http://www.garvinlegal.com/blog
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Grotian Moment: The International…

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog

Case Western University Law School's blawg on international war crimes trials.

http://law.case.edu/saddamtrial/
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial
    Human Rights Watch recently released a report entitled "Even a 'Big Man' Must Face Justice": Lessons from the Trial of Charles Taylor. A copy of that report is available here: HRW Report on Taylor Trial. Below is the announcement from Human…
  • Jul 28

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic
    A former war crimes prosecution attorney and PILPG advisory board member reflects on the arrest of Ratko Mladic, alleged mastermind of the Srebrenica genocide. It is not often when one man is able to unite officials on both sides of the…
  • Feb 15

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle
    By Cameron MacLeod Since early 2010, the Seychelles has become the hub for prosecution of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles recently enacted a statute giving its courts universal jurisdiction to prosecute pirates brought to…
Rank this Week: 2560

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Orange County crimes and criminal defense. By Lieber Williams & Labin.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 7

    What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over for an Orange County DUI

    What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over for an Orange County DUI
    By Becky Kate - Legal Brand Marketing Now that the summer months are fast approaching, it is common for the Orange County police to up the ante of nabbing drunk drivers. Be prepared to see more checkpoints and roving patrols around Orange…
  • Dec 31

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve
    Many people do not realize that DUI cases resulting from law enforcement contact at a DUI checkpoint are some of the most beatable. The reason for this is that there are very strict rules about how a DUI checkpoint must be conducted. These…
  • Oct 22

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving
    The "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" campaign by the Ad Council has been around for a while now. I watched another attorney do a DUI trial in approximately 2006, and after the jury convicted her client, one of the jurors cited that ad…
Rank this Week: 2741

Chavers & Guhl LLP Legal Blog

Chavers & Guhl LLP Legal Blog

Reports on local criminal cases and their results.

http://chaversandguhl.com/legal-blog/
  • Dec 30

    Missing Mother’s Case Now Investigated As Homicide

    Missing Mother’s Case Now Investigated As Homicide
    Police said they are treating the missing persons’ case for a missing mother of four as a homicide investigation now. Oklahoma City police have been searching for Jaymie Adams since December 10, when she was reported missing by her…
  • Dec 25

    OK Man Charged With Assault, Murder In Shooting Death

    OK Man Charged With Assault, Murder In Shooting Death
    A man was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in an Oklahoma City convenience store parking lot. Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Young had been arrested after 18-year-old Dejoun Chamberliss was found shot…
  • Dec 14

    13 Charged In Drug Ring Bust

    13 Charged In Drug Ring Bust
    Thirteen people have been charged after a four-month investigation targeting a drug trafficking operation in Oklahoma City. At the beginning of December, officials seized about 40 pounds of cocaine and seven pounds of crystal methamphetamine…
Rank this Week: 2679