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Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 1761

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Apr 18

    Former U.S. Attorney Calls for Texas to Require Videotaped Interrogation

    Former U.S. Attorney Calls for Texas to Require Videotaped Interrogation
    In an op-ed in the Texas Tribune on Thursday, former United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Thomas P. Sullivan called for Texas to pass a law requiring police to adopt evidence-based investigative practices in order to…
  • Apr 15

    In Light of Harward Exoneration, Editorial Urges Virginia Courts to Reevaluate Use of Bite Mark Evidence

    In Light of Harward Exoneration, Editorial Urges Virginia Courts to Reevaluate Use of Bite Mark Evidence
    The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star ran an editorial Friday urging Virginia courts to show more skepticism with regard to bite mark evidence in criminal cases. Using the recent exoneration of Innocence Project client Keith Harward as an…
  • Apr 15

    National Letter Writing Month: A Letter from Dennis Fritz

    National Letter Writing Month: A Letter from Dennis Fritz
    On April 15, 1999, Dennis Fritz and co-defendant Ron Williamson were exonerated of murder and freed from prison in Oklahoma based on DNA evidence. Eleven years prior, Fritz and Williamson had been wrongly convicted, in Pontotoc County of the…
Rank this Week: 1987

Leifert & Leifert\'s South Florida…

Leifert & Leifert\'s South Florida Criminal Defense Review

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
    The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a state wide increase in the number of hit and run crashes. In 2015, there were 92,000 hit and run related crashes investigated by law enforcement in the State of Florida. The Fort Lauderdale and West…
  • Mar 18

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
    The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a state wide increase in the number of hit and run crashes. In 2015, there were 92,000 hit and run related crashes investigated by law enforcement in the State of Florida. The Fort Lauderdale and West…
  • Mar 18

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
    The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a state wide increase in the number of hit and run crashes. In 2015, there were 92,000 hit and run related crashes investigated by law enforcement in the State of Florida. The Fort Lauderdale and West…
Rank this Week: 2003

Central Florida DUI Attorney

Central Florida DUI Attorney

By Kevin J. Pitts.

http://myduiflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 8

    Volusia County Marijuana Decriminalization

    Volusia County Marijuana Decriminalization
    Volusia County has voted to decriminalize marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. This is a good thing but the amendment is not really legalization. It appears to give law enforcement the discretion to either arrest, give a notice to appear or…
  • Jun 10

    Can an Attorney Help You Get Your Drivers License Back? By Heiko G. Moenckmeier.

    Can an Attorney Help You Get Your Drivers License Back? By Heiko G. Moenckmeier.
    Yes.  Attorney Heiko Moenckmeier can help you.  Did your license get suspended?  Did you receive a Habitual Traffic Offender suspension notice in the mail?  Did you get a traffic citation for Driving While License…
  • Apr 19

    Reckless Driving Yasiel Puig Pontification By Heiko G. Moenckmeier, Esq.

    Reckless Driving Yasiel Puig Pontification By Heiko G. Moenckmeier, Esq.
    So… Might as well give you my two cents on the Yasiel Puig arrest for reckless driving for going 110 miles an hour on Alligator Alley, Collier County… It was case 2013CT004124A, which was nolle prossed (dropped) pretty darn…
Rank this Week: 2417

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant
    On January 27, 2016, WKRN reported that dozens of tenants at the Howe Garden Apartments in East Nashville received notices that they were to leave their apartments in the middle of the lease. This obviously left tenants, who still had months…
  • Feb 15

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant
    On January 27, 2016, WKRN reported that dozens of tenants at the Howe Garden Apartments in East Nashville received notices that they were to leave their apartments in the middle of the lease. This obviously left tenants, who still had months…
  • Oct 6

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry
    Most of our clients who are dealing with allegations from the Department of Health are fighting to keep their name off the abuse registry. More recently we have been contacted by individuals who have found out that their name has been placed…
Rank this Week: 2388

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
Rank this Week: 1691

Sarena Straus

Sarena Straus

Features musings on criminal law.

http://www.sarenastraus.com/blog/
  • Jan 4

    Making a Murdered – A Prosecutor’s Perspective

    Making a Murdered – A Prosecutor’s Perspective
    We’ve been having such a robust discussion about Making a Murderer on my Facebook page, that I wanted to share my thoughts and a link to the discussion thread here. Normally, I don’t like crime shows. The prosecutor in me gets too…
  • Jul 16

    Inspiration

    Inspiration
    Alas, it’s been ever so long since I’ve posted on my blog. I’ve been prioritizing the novel work and what I do most when I’m in drafting mode and need inspiration is read books by authors who I think do something that…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1558

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Watched a Dope Sale

    Watched a Dope Sale
    My nightmare actually began March 2005 when I moved in with boyfriend of 6 months at the age of 34.  I didn’t know him like I thought, he was involved in drugs. I knew of his use, but did not […] The post Watched a Dope Sale…
  • Sep 21

    Stupid Kid

    Stupid Kid
    My first wife and I got married in the early 60’s and thought that $100.00 a week, with her still in high school was a lot of money.  It was ok, but not the lifestyle she wanted.  Over the years, […] The post Stupid Kid…
  • Sep 21

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp
    I had two misdemeanors when I was young. Both tickets were issued by the DNR. One for crossing a road on a snowmobile to get to the snowmobile trails and one for not signing a duck stamp (I purchased one, just forgot […] The…
Rank this Week: 2244

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 1540

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Covers DWI, criminal arrest and court appearances.

http://www.austincriminaldefenseattorney.com/Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 26

    Shouldn't I Have Gotten a Ticket?

    Shouldn't I Have Gotten a Ticket?
    Someone calls me on the phone for a consult. They tell me, "Richard I was pulled over for not using my turn signal. When they asked for my driver's license they said they smelled marijuana. They got me out of the car. They asked if they could…
  • May 19

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?
    Evading arrest is a Class "a" misdemeanor if it's a first time evading on foot. The punishment range is up to a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine. If you've previously been convicted of evading on foot then the offense is a state jail…
  • May 8

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?
    You can get charged for defending yourself. Suppose your girlfriend or boyfriend gets upset with you. You want to leave and they block the door, so you grab them by the arms and move them to the side, leaving bruises on their arms. You commit…
Rank this Week: 1634

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

New York DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and DWI Topics Of Interest. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkdwilawyerblog.com/
  • May 13

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge
    A 56 year old school bus driver in the Lakeland School District in Northern Westchester County has been charged with felony DWI after an accident on May 11, 2015 in which the bus she was operating reportedly struck a telephone pole. Mary…
  • May 13

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge
    A 56 year old school bus driver in the Lakeland School District in Northern Westchester County has been charged with felony DWI after an accident on May 11, 2015 in which the bus she was operating reportedly struck a telephone pole. Mary…
  • May 13

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge

    Westchester County Bus Driver Faces Felony DWI Charge
    A 56 year old school bus driver in the Lakeland School District in Northern Westchester County has been charged with felony DWI after an accident on May 11, 2015 in which the bus she was operating reportedly struck a telephone pole. Mary…
Rank this Week: 1604

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/
  • Apr 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
  • Apr 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
  • Apr 13

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York

    Texting Tickets On The Rise in New York
    Tickets for texting while driving have increased 35% between 2013 and 2014 in New York State. The increase has been most significant in Westchester County, where testing infractions rose a full 50% from 2013 to 2014. In Rockland County, the…
Rank this Week: 1820

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
Rank this Week: 1672

Houston DWI Law Blog

Houston DWI Law Blog

Covers Houston DWI laws and the implications of a DWI on your record. By Johnson Johnson & Baer.

http://www.houstondwilawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol
    A Hartford, Connecticut woman recently died after her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment and killed her. Before the ex-boyfriend came over, police said that he smoked crack cocaine and drank alcohol. The man then went to her the woman’s…
  • Nov 6

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident
    A Chandler grandmother has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter during a car accident in July. The accident occurred a few miles outside of the Tyler city limits around…
  • Feb 14

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued
    Who is Liable, the seller or the drinker? Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub is being sued again following the death of Robert Wilhite’s 2011 death.  Wilhite’s family is accusing the pub of over-serving alcoholic beverages to…
Rank this Week: 2386

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

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

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

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate
    Even if you have been convicted of a crime, it is important you know that all inmates have rights and to know and understand what those rights are. As your Arlington, VA defense lawyer, it is important I arm anyone I defend or may defend as…
  • Oct 10

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing
    Many people have heard of grand jury hearings, but most are not sure what grand jury hearings actually entail. Understanding who is involved and what occurs in a grand jury hearing can help you if you are the subject of one or otherwise…
  • Oct 3

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
    In many cases, rape and sexual assault may refer to the same or similar acts. However, this is not always the case. As a Virginia defense lawyer, it is crucial we help our clients understand what charges they are faced with so we can develop…
Rank this Week: 1907

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 1964

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld a superior court ruling allowing a motion to suppress a firearm seized after a warrantless search of a backpack following an investigatory stop of a motor vehicle. In Commonwealth v.…
  • Aug 20

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently reversed a defendant's conviction and remanded the case for a new trial due to the improper admission of expert testimony regarding DNA evidence. The SJC concluded that an opinion…
  • Aug 18

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a superior court judge's decision that the closure of the courtroom for the general questioning of the venire violated a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a public…
Rank this Week: 2067

Austin DWI Lawyer

Austin DWI Lawyer

Covers Texas DWI laws, blood tests, breath tests and field sobriety tests. By Jamie Spencer.

http://dwi.austindefense.com/
  • Aug 4

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI
      Dallas DWI lawyer Robert Guest recently asked a question on the Texas DWI Defenders listserv: Dearest Brain Trust,  I've been using the same DWI voir dire for a few years and I'm looking for some fresh questions for the…
  • Aug 4

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI

    Voir Dire Questions In A DWI
      Dallas DWI lawyer Robert Guest recently asked a question on the Texas DWI Defenders listserv: Dearest Brain Trust,  I’ve been using the same DWI voir dire for a few years and I’m looking for some fresh questions for…
  • Feb 10

    So That's What SOAH Stands For

    So That's What SOAH Stands For
     Administrative Law Judges handle all sorts of cases for the State Office of Administrative Hearings – aka SOAH - from the tremendously boring, such as boat motor sales and use tax cases, to the no doubt endlessly fascinating scenarios…
Rank this Week: 1649

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 1913

Indefensible

Indefensible

The intermittent musings of a pedantic public defender. By David Feige.

http://davidfeige.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...
    WNYC did a nice piece this morning about our work at the Bronx Freedom Fund, and it seemed like a fitting lead-in to a quick review of how we've been doing the past six months.  For those of you unfamiliar with the fund (I am the…
  • Jan 22

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...
    Today the NYT has a piece about the Bronx Freedom Fund.  As chairman of the board, and a founder of the program I couldn't be more delighted that the times has found it fit to cover us.    It's been a long road to becoming the…
  • Nov 1

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New
    As chair of the board, I couldn't be prouder that we're back in business!http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/jail-free-courtesy-bronx-fund-article-1.1503164'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail…
Rank this Week: 2254

Cincinnati DUI Info

Cincinnati DUI Info

Covers Ohio DUI and OVI issues. By Suhre & Associates.

http://cincinnati-dui-info.com
  • Apr 28

    Continuances in a DUI Case

    Continuances in a DUI Case
    Life is full of ‘rules of thumb’.  A stride is about a yard, as soon as you light a cigarette at a restaurant – your food will arrive, if you forget your anniversary – your wife won’t.  It goes on and…
  • Jan 21

    Great Results In OVI Case

    Great Results In OVI Case
    A lesson I always have to keep teaching myself is that you can win DUI cases in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It is easy to get lulled into a trance-like state where you get routine results for routine clients. The problem is that when you have a…
  • Oct 18

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation

    New Cincinnati DUI Superstation
    The City of Cincinnati hopes to curb crime in new state of the art facility on the West side of town.  If you want to make sure you never see the inside of it, don’t drink and drive over there. If you get picked up for a DUI or OVI…
Rank this Week: 2340

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI…

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI Information

By the Law Office of Anthony Spratley.

http://www.aspratley.com/q-a/
  • Mar 28

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?
    In New Mexico if the person you had sex with did not give consent to have sexual intercourse with you, then you can be charged with rape. It is not whether or not you consented, you must prove that he or she consented to sexual intercourse…
  • Mar 4

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?
    If the victim does not cooperate in a DV case, the DA has no case to pursue unless there are eye-witnesses to the crime. In most cases, the ADA dismisses the case if the victim does not show to court on the day of trial. If you or a loved on…
  • Mar 4

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?
    For a first time offense, if you possess up to one ounce, penalties include a fine between $50 and $100, up to 15 days in jail, or both. If you possess one to eight ounces, penalties may include a fine, $100 and $1,000, up to one year in…
Rank this Week: 2284

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: 2002

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 2289

Ohio Attorney Blog

Ohio Attorney Blog

Offers insight and information about the legal headlines affecting the Southwest Ohio community. By Diehl & Hubbell, LLC.

http://diehlhubbell.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 8

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer
    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyers Recently, Thomas J. Diehl of Diehl & Hubbell was named a “Top 100″ Lawyer by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers. Diehl & Hubbell was founded in 1988 by…
  • Jan 8

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer

    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyer
    Tom Diehl Named “Top 100″ by National Trial Lawyers Recently, Thomas J. Diehl of Diehl & Hubbell was named a “Top 100″ Lawyer by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers. Diehl & Hubbell was founded in 1988 by…
  • Mar 20

    Warren County Store Owner Found Guilty of Trafficking Bath Salt

    Warren County Store Owner Found Guilty of Trafficking Bath Salt
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51263347/ns/local_news-cincinnati_oh/ Click the above link to find out more about the Warren County, Ohio, store owner convicted of trafficking bath salts. The man was convicted today at the Warren County Court of…
Rank this Week: 1791

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 2356

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
Rank this Week: 1721

DUI Defender

DUI Defender

Features DUI news and commentary. By Kapsack & Bair LLP.

http://www.duidefender.org
  • Jul 16

    NFL DUI Suspension

    NFL DUI Suspension
    As a Raider season ticket holder I am always cheering for bad news for other teams in the AFC West.  I am not cheering for the news out of Denver regarding the teams reaction to the arrests of two of its executives for suspicion of…
  • Apr 17

    United State Supreme Court Prohibits Forced Blood Draws Without A Warrant

    United State Supreme Court Prohibits Forced Blood Draws Without A Warrant
    In what is known as a plurality decision, one in which the judges agree with each other in certain parts but not others, the slim majority in Missouri v McNeely, has stated that police officers cannot take blood from a suspected DUI driver…
  • Feb 12

    Big Win for DUI Defense at The Appellate Court

    Big Win for DUI Defense at The Appellate Court
    In the First Appellate District Court of California, the law firm of Kapsack & Bair won an appeal of their earlier lower-court victory over the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Appellate Court not only agreed with the…
Rank this Week: 1798

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: 2109

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: 2116

The Defense Perspective

The Defense Perspective

A chronicle of criminal defense practice for the client. By Stephen Gustitis.

http://texascriminaldefenselawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change
    The only thing we can count on is change. Hopefully, the changes life brings our way make us stronger, wiser, and more empathetic to our fellow life travelers.Since January 2013 I've relocated my Criminal Defense Blog. The Gustitis Law Blog…
  • Dec 4

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best
    On December 31, 2012 Brazos County will say goodbye to Bill Turner, probably the best Texas elected prosecutor ever. Turner choose not to run for office this year and retire after more than 28 years of government service to the citizens of…
  • Nov 27

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent
    This week, news agencies reported certain computer evidence was overlooked by the prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder investigation and subsequent criminal trial prosecution. The overlooked evidence included Google search logs for…
Rank this Week: 2338

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Covers drunk driving laws, studies and surveys. By Tracey A. Wood.

http://drunkdrivinglawwi.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right
    The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Florida v. Jardines today, holding that a dog sniff at the front door of a house where the police suspected drugs where being grown constitutes a search for purposes of the Fourth Amendment. …
  • Jan 27

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?

    Is http://www.VanWagnerWood.com Authoritative?
    Is the VanWagnerWood.com website authoritative?We often receive phone calls from students asking if they can cite our website in their papers due to the tremendous volume of informative data and interpretations on it (most of the thanks for…
  • Sep 13

    Are BB Guns Firearms?

    Are BB Guns Firearms?
    Question: Is a BB gun a firearm for purposes of Wisconsin’s laws prohibiting possession of a firearm by a felon?Answer: A BB gun is not a firearm under Wisconsin laws.As well, air guns, spring guns and blow guns are not classified as…
Rank this Week: 2018

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 1660

Tampa Bay Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bay Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news. By Pearlman & Tetreault, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 6

    Pinellas Physician Sentenced for Improperly Prescribing Oxycodone

    Pinellas Physician Sentenced for Improperly Prescribing Oxycodone
    After a trial in federal court, Tampa Bay Area physician John Gianoli III has been convicted of improperly prescribing oxycodone. Dr. Gianoli's conviction in June 2012 is just one step that the State of Florida has taken toward cracking down…
  • Sep 4

    Cortnee Brantley to Face Retrial on Federal Charge in October

    Cortnee Brantley to Face Retrial on Federal Charge in October
    Cortnee Brantley will face another jury trial in October after her failed motion to have her case tried by a federal judge.
  • Aug 24

    Lance Armstrong Withdraws From Arbitration Proceeding

    Lance Armstrong Withdraws From Arbitration Proceeding
    I thought I'd write something a little different today. Lance Armstrong released a statement yesterday concerning why he will no longer fight the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Essentially, he said, "enough is enough." You can…
Rank this Week: 1866

Northern California Criminal…

Northern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news, issues and cases. By Lieber Williams & Labin LLP.

http://www.bayareacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area
    A Bay Area DUI arrest can be a very upsetting ordeal. If this is the first time you have been arrested, chances are you are feeling scared about what is going to happen to you. Remember, the first thing you should do is hire an experienced…
  • Dec 31

    Facebook and Criminal Justice

    Facebook and Criminal Justice
    A wise man once said "if the World ends in our lifetime, Facebook will have had something to do with it." And while the social networking site has connected people like never before, reduced degrees of separation, and developed its own rules…
  • Dec 7

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky
    Jerry Sandusky, now gaining ground on Michael Jackson for "most famous accused child molester of all time" has lately been dominating much of the news, and, perhaps most distressingly, Sportscenter. The reports are alarming and…
Rank this Week: 1815

Prosecutor Post-Script

Prosecutor Post-Script

Ex-prosecutor pontificates on current cases in the news. By Sarena Straus.

http://sarenastraus.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com
    Dear Constant Reader:
  • Mar 13

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage
    As someone who writes book for teenagers but who also used to prosecute sex crimes, I've been thinking a lot about the arguments for an against monitoring teen usage of the Internet and social media.  When I was a prosecutor in the Bronx,…
  • Mar 5

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue
    Planting Clues by Kara LennoxOne of my favorite parts of plotting a romantic suspense book is planting the clues that will lead my hero and/or heroine to eventually figure out who the villain is.
Rank this Week: 1932

Washington State DUI Blog

Washington State DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving. By Garth O'Brien.

http://www.seattle-duiattorney.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the…
  • Jan 4

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving
    Ever heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 1935

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
  • Jan 13

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work
    "The Political Heart of Criminal Procedure: Essays on Themes of William J. Stuntz" has just been published by Cambridge University Press: here.  The book is based on the papers written by a number of the…
Rank this Week: 2040

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…
Rank this Week: 2432

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law…

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog

Discusses Mississippi DUI and drug law, search and seizure law, and criminal procedure. By Kevin W. Frye.

http://mscriminallawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown
    Today the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced its annual DUI crackdown entitled "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
  • May 2

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint
    In my practice I represent clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, from relatively minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony cases. My clients come from different backgrounds, but a commonality among many is that they are young people…
  • Jan 13

    Ole Miss and Crime

    Ole Miss and Crime
    This week The Oxford Eagle reported on the 2010 crime statistics at Ole Miss.  The Eagle has a pay wall, so the article isn't available for free.  I have excerpted some of the more interesting portions below, and thank Alyssa Schnugg for…
Rank this Week: 1889

The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law…

The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law Blog

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

    The Rap Sheet Has Moved (But in the Electronic World, Not Far!)

    The Rap Sheet Has Moved (But in the Electronic World, Not Far!)
    The Rap Sheet has moved to the bucoloic community of blog.Nolo.com. The blog's URL is http://blog.nolo.com/criminallaw/.
  • Apr 26

    Sex-Change Surgery for Transgender Inmates?

    Sex-Change Surgery for Transgender Inmates?
    Lyralisa Sevens is a California transgender prison inmate.  Stevens was born a male but identifies as female. California provides Stevens with hormone replacement therapy, but Stevens is housed with male prisoners because Stevens' male…
  • Apr 21

    Christian Longo's Plea: "After you execute me, please harvest my organs."

    Christian Longo's Plea: "After you execute me, please harvest my organs."
    Christian Longo is on Oregon's death row, convicted of brutally murdering his wife and three small children.  A healthy man aged 37, Longo has made an interesting humanitarian proposal.  He will drop his appeal of the death sentence. …
Rank this Week: 2209

Tampa Attorney Gives Law Updates

Tampa Attorney Gives Law Updates

Covers Florida judicial decisions and jury verdicts. By Joe Caimano.

http://yourtampalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    TAMPA TOWING COMPANY CLEARED OF ACCUSATIONS OF ILLEGALLY SCRAPPING CARS!!

    TAMPA TOWING COMPANY CLEARED OF ACCUSATIONS OF ILLEGALLY SCRAPPING CARS!!
    TAMPA, FL.On August 8, 2008 Detectives from the Tampa Police Department called a press conference celebrating the arrests of several Elite Tow Company owners. The Tampa Police detectives accused AMZ Towing owner Oswaldo Viera (44 years old…
  • Feb 13

    Three Miami Officers Indicted for Lying in Federal Court

    Three Miami Officers Indicted for Lying in Federal Court
    MIAMI (AP) -- Three Miami-Dade police officers have been charged with lying in federal court.Two of the officers -- 37-year-old Alkibiades Dodge and 33-year-old Waell Majed Farraj -- were released from custody on bail Friday. The third…
  • Jan 23

    Judge Vacates Tampa Man's Life Sentence

    Judge Vacates Tampa Man's Life Sentence
    On March 11, 2005 Jamar J. Green was sentenced to serve LIFE in prison for a drug trafficking charge. After years of appeals and post-conviction motions, an appeals court ruled that the jury's verdict of guilty as to "Armed Trafficking in…
Rank this Week: 2105

Sex Crime Defender Blog

Sex Crime Defender Blog

Discusses sex crime defense, including laws, regulations, court opinions, important individual cases. By Smith Law Offices.

http://www.sexcrimedefender.com/
  • Feb 5

    WAYS TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

    WAYS TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
    There have been two recent developments which potentially relieve an individual from a duty to register under Maine’s Sex Offender Registration Law, 34-A M.R.S.A § 11201 et seq. “SORNA”). On September 11, 2009, new legislation went…
  • Jan 5

    New scanners break child porn law

    New scanners break child porn law
    No doubt everyone has seen this via Drudge but an intersesting accident at the intersection of security and civil liberties nonetheless:
  • Dec 21

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission has put out a powerpoint presentation that hits a bunch of current topics related to child pornography sentencing and related isses like proper probation conditions, restrictions on internet usage and other…
Rank this Week: 2139

Defending Those People

Defending Those People

A public defender blog. By Albert Clifford.

http://indigentaccused.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Why Fight for Those People?

    Why Fight for Those People?
    I haven't written forever, but have been busy. One thing is on my mind about the job and that is the motivation behind the job now that I'm well into it. Sometimes one would wonder, is the job worth it? Will I do this forever? I am sure this…
  • May 6

    The Challenging nature of PD work

    The Challenging nature of PD work
    I've been far too busy lawyering to post anything coherent, but I love using my own site to contain all the other sites I like to read, so I'll keep this up, even if I post rarely.One thing to post: it is extremely expensive for our society…
  • Oct 10

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th
    The choice couldn't be more clear. McCain is such a liar:Evaluating McCain's misleading adsObama brings hope for change. McCain is hoping to win because he can confuse people into accepting the big lie that Obama is Muslim, Arab, a terrorist,…
Rank this Week: 2266

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 1547