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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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1515

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers DWI, drugs and other criminal offenses. By Jamie Spencer.

http://blog.austindefense.com/
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Apr 13

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach
    Further deepening my growing suspicions that life may best be described as a series of random events comes this news via Discover Magazine, “Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how food-breaks sway the decisions of judges”. Yeah,…
  • Jan 3

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...
    William Safire popularized the phrase “if by whiskey…” in his columns, and defined it in his Political Dictionary as, “Taking both sides of an issue; equivocating; a political straddle”. The term originates from a speech given by…
Rank this Week: 1668

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: 1335

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 1692

Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Defense Weekly

Covers news and case law for those interested in capital litigation. By Karl Keys.

http://www.capitaldefenseweekly.com
  • Jul 26

    Closing down

    Closing down
    As previously noted we are closing down.  Starting Labour Day weekend this site will automatically redirect to an archive of the website. In response to several emails asking to take over Weekly, I’m not sure yet of the final direction…
  • Jul 21

    Where next?

    Where next?
    As announced in the last edition, the weekly email edition is done.  The archives will be stored in a new site with a “resurrection” of a project abandoned years ago, the “Toolbox,” which is a collection of guides and source…
  • Jul 11

    first edition of July

    first edition of July
    From this week’s intro:
Rank this Week: 1405

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers California criminal law. By Ryan P. McClure.

http://ryanmac1.wordpress.com
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Apr 26

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury
    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) is typically the Vehicle Code Section that one is charged with if there has been an arrest for driving under the influence of either alcohol and drugs with injury:
Rank this Week: 1653

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: 1566

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

Covers wrongful convictions. By the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.

http://wrongfulconvictions.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    The Sleuth

    The Sleuth
    This profile on U.S. Patriot News reporter Pete Shellem, which quotes Innocence Institute director Bill Moushey, ran in the American Journalism Review April/ May of 2007.From AJR, April/May 2007The SleuthJune/July Preview » Pete Shellem of…
  • Apr 20

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup
    This article appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2007:After Falsified Test Results, Kelly Orders Forensic ShakeupBy Thomas J. Lueck
  • Apr 18

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial
    This article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on April 9, 2007:Texas men's innocence puts a county on trialDNA is expected to clear a convicted rapist, as it has 3 of his friends.By Miguel BustilloTimes Staff WriterDALLAS — Many men claim…
Rank this Week: 1442

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venue

    Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venue
    Source: DTI News (9 February 2017)http://www.dtinews.vn/en/news/017/49419/vietnam-to-build-five-more-lethal-injection-venues.htmlFive more venues to facilitate lethal injections will be built in Vietnam in the coming time according to the…
  • Feb 16

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’
    Source: The Manila Times (16 February 2017)http://www.manilatimes.net/reviving-death-penalty-ph-setback-asean/312522/THE revival of capital punishment will be an embarrassment for the Philippines and a setback for the rest of Southeast Asia,…
  • Feb 7

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism
    Source: Jakarta Post (1 February 2017)http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/02/01/indonesia-reaffirms-use-of-death-penalty-despite-criticism.htmlAttorney General M. Prasetyo said on Wednesday that Indonesia would continue to impose the…
Rank this Week: 2214

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2071

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer…

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Blog

By IMG Legal Group.

http://www.imglegalgroup.com/#!blog/cxyn
  • Feb 24

    Charged with a Criminal Traffic Ticket? Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help.

    Charged with a Criminal Traffic Ticket? Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help.
    Unlike a traffic ticket for a minor offense, criminal traffic violations have severe and long-lasting consequences. If you have been charged with a criminal traffic violation, you could be facing expensive fines, a loss of driving privileges,…
  • Feb 13

    Learning You Are Facing Criminal Charges?

    Learning You Are Facing Criminal Charges?
    It is important that you feel comfortable with the counsel you have on your side. While we present aggressive defense in the courtroom, we understand that you might find discussing your case difficult, especially if you are facing sex-related…
  • Feb 9

    You Have The Right To Remain Silent

    You Have The Right To Remain Silent
    If you have been charged with a serious crime, you need a defense attorney who can represent you skillfully in negotiations and in court. Contact Ian Goldman directly at my law office right away. Facing criminal charges of any kind can be a…
Rank this Week: 2116

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Feb 23

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?
    All murders are homicides, but not all homicides are murders. Although people use the words interchangeably, homicide is actually a broader term that includes every purposeful act of killing including both murder and self-defense. The…
  • Feb 21

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam
    A new scam is – allegedly – wreaking havoc across the United States. While still unproven according to Snopes, the scam represents a potential threat to some answers. Knowledge of telephone answering scams remains one of the best…
  • Jan 31

    New Study Shows Racial Profiling in San Diego Traffic Stop

    New Study Shows Racial Profiling in San Diego Traffic Stop
    A recent study conducted by the San Diego State University School of Public Affairs has revealed that black and Hispanic drivers in San Diego are more likely to be searched and extensively questioned during a traffic stop. The likelihood of a…
Rank this Week: 2060

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Feb 23

    The Drug Evaluation Expert (DRE) Scheme in Canada (R. v. Bingley)

    The Drug Evaluation Expert (DRE) Scheme in Canada (R. v. Bingley)
    The Case of R. v. Bingley: Drug Evaluation Expert Evidence in Canadian Impaired by Drug Law Section 254(3.1) of the Criminal Code gives certain officers the authority to perform evaluations on persons suspected of driving while impaired by…
  • Feb 3

    We are all Groia: in defence of the defender

    We are all Groia: in defence of the defender
    We are Groia. "What's an advocate?" In part, this is the question that the Supreme Court of Canada will have to answer after granting leave in the case of Groia vs. The Law Society of Upper Canada.  For Canadian…
  • Jan 17

    Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA

    Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA
    The presumption of diminished responsibility of youth in murder sentencing under the YCJA: the case of R. v. TF & M.W. In November of 2010, a young man by the name of Tyrone Bracken was shot dead in a stairwell in the Neptune complex in…
Rank this Week: 2213

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge

    Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge
    Defending Assault Against School Employee Charges This was a case of a junior high school student’s (W.E.M.) appeal for assault against school employee, a class A misdemeanor if committed by an adult. W.E.M. and his friends came up with…
  • Feb 13

    Revoking Parole When Invoking the Fifth Amendment

    Revoking Parole When Invoking the Fifth Amendment
    Do Parolees Still Have their Right Against Self Incrimination? Brendt Bennett was required to disclose his entire sexual history, including any uncharged sexual crimes, as part of his sex offender treatment during parole. Mr. Bennett claimed…
  • Jan 18

    Concealed Weapons and Rules of Evidence

    Concealed Weapons and Rules of Evidence
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently decided a concealed weapon case, State v. Isaacson. In October of 2013, the Draper City police received information from a library that Douglas Ewald Isaacson was carrying a concealed weapon without a…
Rank this Week: 2256

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Fake News Problem in Corporate America

    The Fake News Problem in Corporate America
    There is a huge branch of the “fake news” business that gets no attention at all: the fake news consumed each day by corporate America that has nothing to do with politics, but everything to do with business – the bulk of…
  • Feb 10

    FEAR OF FLYING, FEAR OF DUE DILIGENCE

    FEAR OF FLYING, FEAR OF DUE DILIGENCE
    A wonderful piece in the Wall Street Journal here called “The Logic of Our Fear of Flying” does a great job explaining our irrational fear of flying using concepts from math. We all know that our chances of dying in a plane crash…
  • Jan 21

    Surprise! Google is There to Make Money

    Surprise! Google is There to Make Money
    A story in the Wall Street Journal Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products serves as a useful reminder for something we tell clients all the time: Google is there to make money, and if your ideal search result won’t make them…
Rank this Week: 1953

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Feb 23

    Off-duty Officer Fires Gun when Teen Walks on his Lawn

    Off-duty Officer Fires Gun when Teen Walks on his Lawn
    On Wednesday afternoon, a group of teens were walking home from school in an Anaheim neighborhood when an Anaheim resident confronted the teens. The resident is an LAPD officer who was off duty at the time. He complains that the teens were…
  • Feb 16

    Anaheim Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’ gets Arrested for Domestic Violence

    Anaheim Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’ gets Arrested for Domestic Violence
    Anaheim police Sgt. Darin Wyatt said that the police were called to the Friendly Village mobile home park on La Palma Ave. after a report of domestic violence. But, before the police had arrived, the suspect, a man in his 30’s, fled…
  • Feb 15

    Aspiring Professional Poker Player gets Dealt 8 Years in Prison for Robbing Casino Customer

    Aspiring Professional Poker Player gets Dealt 8 Years in Prison for Robbing Casino Customer
    A Paramount man was convicted, on October 31, of four counts of second degree robbery and one count of attempted second degree robbery after he followed home customers from local casinos and robbed them. According to Deputy District Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2372

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense
    We are taught at a young age that only death and taxes are certain. Regardless of a given individual’s (or company’s) net worth, reporting and paying taxes is both inevitable and frustrating. This is because the United States Tax…
  • Feb 21

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge
    Certain criminal convictions can have immigration consequences such as deportation, denial of admission or naturalization for any non-citizen. A defendant’s particular category of non-citizenship may affect the specific consequences of…
  • Feb 14

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?
    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas? Pursuant to Penal Code 32.32, it is a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly make a false statement to obtain property or credit.  The most important…
Rank this Week: 1799

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Former Small Town Mayor Pleads Guilty To Theft

    Former Small Town Mayor Pleads Guilty To Theft
    Public corruption cases have always garnered special attention from law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and the media seems equally interested. Baltimore City made national news headlines in 2016 after a corruption scheme was exposed at…
  • Feb 16

    Lawmakers To Consider Legal Sports Gambling

    Lawmakers To Consider Legal Sports Gambling
    There are two illegal recreational activities that a large majority of the adult population feels should be allowed, and if and when this happens the state stands to rake in millions of dollars in new tax revenue. The first is recreational…
  • Feb 8

    Lawmakers Targeting Drug Overdose

    Lawmakers Targeting Drug Overdose
    Lawmakers are set to debate at least two new bills in the coming weeks aimed at combating skyrocketing narcotic overdose numbers. The first bill, which was introduced by delegates from Harford County and Anne Arundel County, would add a…
Rank this Week: 2505

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Engel Calls for Settlement of Speed Cameras Case

    Engel Calls for Settlement of Speed Cameras Case
    The New Miami Speed Camera case is winding towards a resolution. News reports suggests that interest on the unconstitutional fines has been calculated at $355,613, so the total amount owed to motorists now is $3.4 million. Joshua Engel has…
  • Feb 16

    Engel on New Miami Speed Cameras: Village Needs to Own Up to Its Responsibilitie

    Engel on New Miami Speed Cameras: Village Needs to Own Up to Its Responsibilitie
    Josh Engel, spoke to Fox News about the New Miami Speed Camera case: “Judge Oster upheld a basic constitutional principal that municipalities have to provide due process to people, and if they don’t do that, they have to refund…
  • Feb 9

    Joshua Engel Defends Constitution in Speed Camera Case

    Joshua Engel Defends Constitution in Speed Camera Case
    “The judge’s decision seems to very explicitly suggest that everything that people paid under the ordinance needs to be paid back,” Josh Engel, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, said. “We are very pleased that…
Rank this Week: 1803

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Feb 21

    How to Disenfranchise

    How to Disenfranchise
    If you've read about Daniel Ramirez-Medina, the DACA recipient still detained by ICE, you've seen how ICE has called him a known gang member, or KGM. (Even more troubling are allegations by his lawyers that ICE tampered with his statement to…
  • Jan 31

    Protect Due Proce

    Protect Due Proce
    The chaos from the Muslim ban continues to tear at the fabric of our country. It's but one page in a playbook, but I'm quite content to focus on it because I believe victories gained here will pay forward to other battles against the…
  • Jan 25

    Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration: Broken Down

    Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration: Broken Down
    On January 25, 2017 President Trump announced two executive orders on immigration, largely in line with the hardline stance he embraced during his campaign.The first executive order is called "Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks By…
Rank this Week: 2290

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

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

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa
    The arrest of an alleged domestic abuse victim in Texas by immigration agents has led to a  warning victims of crimes may not come forward if they are undocumented. The arrest came as the Trump administration steps up a crackdown on…
  • Feb 14

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping
    Groping would become a more serious offense in Texas if a new bill filed in the General Assembly becomes law. The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is behind new bill that would make groping a Class A misdemeanor, reported CBS. At…
  • Feb 8

    Death of Sandra Bland Sparks Legislation in Texa

    Death of Sandra Bland Sparks Legislation in Texa
    The death of an African American woman in a Texas police cell in 2015 has paved the way for a new bill in the state legislature that would change police procedure. Lawmakers have made 14 recommendations that could form the basis of the Sandra…
Rank this Week: 1947

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Feb 20

    Using USEPA CID to Provide 24/7 Security for Pruitt is Misguided

    Using USEPA CID to Provide 24/7 Security for Pruitt is Misguided
    The new USEPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is expected to request an around-the-clock security detail from the USEPA, according to an internal USEPA e-mail. This security request is in addition to the security staffing already provided by the…
  • Feb 14

    Proper Storm Water Sampling Technique

    Proper Storm Water Sampling Technique
    Is your sample collection a function of going out on a rainy day and just collecting a sample from any storm water you find? If it is, you are unnecessarily exposing yourself and your company to liability – exposed to...
  • Dec 27

    Audits – To Do or Not to Do

    Audits – To Do or Not to Do
    The New Year brings all sorts of new issues. There will have a new administration and, more than likely, a new enforcement focus. That does not mean that good practices should be abandoned, however. One of the things a company...
Rank this Week: 2030

The Legal Rap

The Legal Rap

Covers Florida criminal law and criminal record expungements. By Eric Dirga.

http://ejdirga.wordpress.com
  • Feb 20

    Why The Courts Are Wrong About Calculating HTO Statu

    Why The Courts Are Wrong About Calculating HTO Statu
    The Definition of Habitual Traffic Offender Section 322.264, Florida Statutes, is not a penalizing statute but simply a defining statute. Once a person has been defined as a Habitual Traffic Offender [HTO] by the Florida Department of Highway…
  • Feb 20

    Florida Legislature Can’t Cross the Goal Line

    Florida Legislature Can’t Cross the Goal Line
    The 2015 and 2016 Florida legislatures had very well thought out Bills to expand the ability of people to expunge and seal their criminal history. Neither session was able to bring either bill into law. In 2017, the legislature seems to have…
  • Oct 7

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013
    More hilarity from the courts… Thompson v. DHSMV, 20 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 837 (4th Jud. Cir., Aug. 31, 2012) In this case, the court granted the Writ of Certiorari starting that “the hearing officer failed to follow the essential…
Rank this Week: 2546

Conroe Criminal Lawyer Blog

Conroe Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Ron Voyles & Associates.

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

    Your Car Accident Injury May Not Be As Minor As You Think

    Your Car Accident Injury May Not Be As Minor As You Think
    I had the good fortune of a good meal with friends over the holiday weekend. One young individual struggled with an episode of low back pain.  I was drawn into the conversation because I was aware that this young man had been involved in…
  • Feb 19

    Your Car Accident Injury May Not Be As Minor As You Think

    Your Car Accident Injury May Not Be As Minor As You Think
    I had the good fortune of a good meal with friends over the holiday weekend. One young individual struggled with an episode of low back pain.  I was drawn into the conversation because I was aware that this young man had been involved in…
  • Feb 7

    Your History Counts – Leveling with Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Your History Counts – Leveling with Your Criminal Defense Lawyer
    “That was in the past; I’ve paid my debt to society.” Criminal defense attorneys hear that quite a bit.  The truth of the matter is that your past counts.  A lot.  When a potential employer looks over your job…
Rank this Week: 1705

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    3 Survival Tips for Every Connecticut College-Bound Student – How Not to Get Arrested

    3 Survival Tips for Every Connecticut College-Bound Student – How Not to Get Arrested
    Ask any of the best Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys: arrests on Connecticut college campuses like UConn, Yale, Fairfield University and Quinnipiac for sexual misconduct and drug use are more rampant than ever. It’s an…
  • Feb 11

    Do I Need a Second Opinion for my Connecticut Criminal Arrest Case?

    Do I Need a Second Opinion for my Connecticut Criminal Arrest Case?
    If your doctor told you that you needed surgery, or if you were diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, then you would almost always get a second opinion from another surgeon or specialist. But what if your top Stamford or Norwalk criminal…
  • Feb 11

    Do I Need a Second Opinion for my Connecticut Criminal Arrest Case?

    Do I Need a Second Opinion for my Connecticut Criminal Arrest Case?
    If your doctor told you that you needed surgery, or if you were diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, then you would almost always get a second opinion from another surgeon or specialist. But what if your top Stamford or Norwalk criminal…
Rank this Week: 2015

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo, LLC.

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

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained
    Last Friday, February 10, for the first time under President Trump, an individual covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) was taken into custody. Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal…
  • Feb 17

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained

    For the First Time Under President Trump, A DACA Recipient Has Been Arrested and Detained
    Last Friday, February 10, for the first time under President Trump, an individual covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) was taken into custody. Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal…
  • Feb 15

    Arrested in Sephora for Shoplifting; When is a Free Sample Not Free?

    Arrested in Sephora for Shoplifting; When is a Free Sample Not Free?
    Shoplifting under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11 of the New Jersey Criminal code is one of the most common crimes committed in the state of New Jersey, and can often times be accused over mistake of fact or misunderstanding between vendor and customer.…
Rank this Week: 2146

Conroe Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Conroe Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Pullan & Young.

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

    The Pitfalls of Probation

    The Pitfalls of Probation
    It’s a common scene: a defense attorney sitting with a pile of paperwork balanced on his lap, his client next to him. The attorney takes each page in turn and reviews it with the client: the judgment, the stipulation of evidence, the…
  • Jan 18

    Section 12.44(a) and (b) for Dummie

    Section 12.44(a) and (b) for Dummie
    For accused persons facing prosecution for certain low-level felony offenses, Texas Penal Code Section 12.44 is like the Holy Grail of plea deals. Clients continuously ask “what is a 12.44(a)” . . . “can I get a…
  • Sep 30

    Can a judge stack my sentence?

    Can a judge stack my sentence?
    Our firm regularly helps clients facing multiple charges. Sometimes these cases stem from a single incident, like a person who allegedly drives while intoxicated and evades the police all in the same night. Sometimes a person may…
Rank this Week: 1821

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1904

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Larceny by False Promises in Massachusett

    Larceny by False Promises in Massachusett
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate decision, the defendant was convicted of violating MGL c. 266 section 30(1). This section criminalizes larceny by false pretenses involving over $250. To secure a conviction, the Commonwealth is…
  • Feb 3

    Application of the Crime Bill to Massachusetts Cocaine Trafficking Law

    Application of the Crime Bill to Massachusetts Cocaine Trafficking Law
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate case, the court considered whether certain aspects of the Crime Bill applied to drug crimes. The defendant had been charged before the effective date of the law but convicted after it. The case arose when…
  • Jan 18

    Trafficking in Oxycodone in Massachusett

    Trafficking in Oxycodone in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Marcelin, the defendant was convicted of trafficking in oxycodone, a Class B substance. After being convicted, he pled guilty to conspiring to violate drug laws. The case arose in 2011, when a USPS inspector saw a package…
Rank this Week: 2742

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    How do I get my driver’s license reinstated after a “Failure to Appear” suspension?

    How do I get my driver’s license reinstated after a “Failure to Appear” suspension?
    If you failed to appear in court or respond to a traffic ticket within the required timeframe, the court may direct the Illinois Secretary of State to suspend your driver’s license. The type of suspension is referred to as a…
  • Jan 2

    DUI Numbers Hit New Low

    DUI Numbers Hit New Low
    Statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a decline in DUI throughout the United States. In 2014, the latest year for which data was available, the rate of drunken driving hit a 13-year low. 11.1% of Americans 16…
  • Dec 20

    Illinois Sees Decline In Speeding Tickets, Rise in Road Fatalitie

    Illinois Sees Decline In Speeding Tickets, Rise in Road Fatalitie
    The number of speeding tickets issued by Illinois State Police troopers has dropped significantly over the past 5 years according to a report by the State-Journal Register. The number of speeding tickets decreased by 40% from 211,857 in 2010…
Rank this Week: 2337

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

https://www.michigancriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Michigan DNR Violation

    Michigan DNR Violation
    In Michigan it is the responsibility of every hunter, and every person who fishes, to know the laws as it relates to their hunting and fishing privileges.  These laws and penalties are always subject to revision, and it is recommended…
  • Feb 10

    Troy Retail Fraud Arrest

    Troy Retail Fraud Arrest
    Due to the popularity of Somerset Mall, Oakland Mall, Nordstrom Rack, and other shopping destinations, there is a large volume of retail fraud investigations in the city of Troy.  Most retail fraud cases begin with an individual’s…
  • Nov 28

    When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

    When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
    Being charged with a crime exposes a defendant to severe consequences such as possible jail term and having an indelible criminal record. A criminal defense attorney understands the criminal justice process and can handle a variety…
Rank this Week: 1723

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Westchester County Justice Courts collect over 28 million in fees and fine

    Westchester County Justice Courts collect over 28 million in fees and fine
    When you pay a speeding ticket or other moving violation, the local justice court and town or village that hears your case profits greatly from the fines you pay. The latest statistics paint a grim picture of the cash grab out of the…
  • Feb 10

    Westchester County Justice Courts collect over 28 million in fees and fine

    Westchester County Justice Courts collect over 28 million in fees and fine
    When you pay a speeding ticket or other moving violation, the local justice court and town or village that hears your case profits greatly from the fines you pay. The latest statistics paint a grim picture of the cash grab out of the…
  • Feb 3

    How to avoid an arrest during a New York motor vehicle stop

    How to avoid an arrest during a New York motor vehicle stop
    Each and Everyday in New York, people are arrested when the initial contact with the police is from a simple motor vehicle stop. When you find yourself pulled over by the police, this tips will avoid having the situation escalate…
Rank this Week: 2126

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Worgul Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers criminal justice.

http://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

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  • Jan 25

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania
    Criminal convictions can continue to cause problems professionally and personally long after you have satisfied any criminal penalties. A pre-employment background check that reveals your prior conviction can make finding new employment…
  • Jan 25

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

    Expansion of Sealing Criminal Records in Pennsylvania
    Criminal convictions can continue to cause problems professionally and personally long after you have satisfied any criminal penalties. A pre-employment background check that reveals your prior conviction can make finding new employment…
Rank this Week: 1804

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2764

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    Medical Data as Crime Evidence

    Medical Data as Crime Evidence
    Can you be compelled to turn over your protected health data to law enforcement? This happened in Ohio to Ross Compton, whose pacemaker data became evidence that led to charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud. The incident…
  • Jan 12

    A Top 10 Favorite Legal Film: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

    A Top 10 Favorite Legal Film: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    A few years ago, I co-authored with my wife, a defense investigator-writer, a nonfiction book geared to fiction writers: A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms. In it, we named our top 10 favorite legal films,…
  • Dec 9

    Holiday Office Parties and DUIs: Enjoy the First, Avoid the Second

    Holiday Office Parties and DUIs: Enjoy the First, Avoid the Second
    One of the last things you want after your holiday office party is to get arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Which your supervisor will inevitably learn about as you will need to explain why you need time off to go to court.…
Rank this Week: 2476

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Discharge Student Loans From ITT Tech

    Discharge Student Loans From ITT Tech
    Discharge Student Loans As many have now heard, ITT Technical Institute (“ITT Tech”) has shut down its operations.The chain of schools was a ubiquitous example of for-profit post-secondary education and, at the time of its…
  • Jan 23

    Avoiding Mistakes When Filing Bankruptcy

    Avoiding Mistakes When Filing Bankruptcy
    Important Information for Filing Bankruptcy in Jacksonville, FL As FBI Agent William J. Maddalena stated in a recent press release, “[f]ederal bankruptcy proceedings can be a lifesaver for honest individuals overwhelmed by debt.”…
  • Jan 6

    Municipal Code Violations May Impact Your Home’s Title

    Municipal Code Violations May Impact Your Home’s Title
    Municipal codes, as they relate to real property, serve to protect the welfare of local communities. They set standards for health and safety and aim to prevent treacherous conditions that may not be obvious to the lay person. Code violations…
Rank this Week: 2243

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 6

    Can I serve my Scottsdale DUI sentence at Home?

    Can I serve my Scottsdale DUI sentence at Home?
    Arizona law requires a first-time misdemeanor DUI (under .15 BAC) to serve a minimum of 10 days in jail, however, in some circumstances 9 days can be suspended. Be aware that jail time does vary from city to city. With the cost of…
  • Jan 30

    Celebrating Super Bowl Sunday 2017 in a no tolerance State

    Celebrating Super Bowl Sunday 2017 in a no tolerance State
    There are numerous Super Bowl Parties going on in Phoenix and surrounding areas this weekend and whether you plan on rooting for your team at Coach’s Corner Grill, Twin Peaks, or just celebrating with family & friends, make plans…
  • Jan 23

    Misdemeanor crimes and punishment in Phoenix

    Misdemeanor crimes and punishment in Phoenix
    Punishment for misdemeanor crimes in Phoenix vary however a conviction regardless of the crime carries severe punishment. From Criminal trespass to assault or a DUI, a criminal conviction can be life altering as jail time may be required,…
Rank this Week: 2661

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?
    Joe was arrested for DUI / OVI, and the officer had Joe take a breath test and a urine test.  The breath test showed an alcohol level under Ohio’s limit, and the urine test showed an alcohol level over Ohio’s limit. …
  • Feb 4

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?
    Joe was arrested for DUI / OVI, and the officer had Joe take a breath test and a urine test.  The breath test showed an alcohol level under Ohio’s limit, and the urine test showed an alcohol level over Ohio’s limit. …
  • Jan 29

    Breath Alcohol Tester From ‘Shark Tank’ Settles FTC Complaint

    Breath Alcohol Tester From ‘Shark Tank’ Settles FTC Complaint
    A smartphone app for breath-alcohol-testing was so promising that all five investors on Shark Tank collaborated on a deal for the first time.  In 2013, Charles Yim went on the show and pitched his app to the Sharks.  The Sharks…
Rank this Week: 1977

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Romeo and Juliet Law

    Romeo and Juliet Law
    Although the state of Nevada boasts several statutes related to illegal sexual behavior, the so-called Romeo and Juliet law is not among them. While the specifics of this law vary from state to state, most mean to characterize cases of…
  • Jan 26

    Discovery Process in a Criminal Defense Case

    Discovery Process in a Criminal Defense Case
    In the United States, all criminal defendants have the constitutional right not only to face their accusers at trial but also to obtain from them beforehand any information that happens to pertain to the criminal case. Although the specifics…
  • Jan 18

    Casino Markers and What You Need to Know

    Casino Markers and What You Need to Know
    Most people would rather not carry large amounts of cash, particularly if they’re heading into a Las Vegas casino. If you’re a big gambler, though, what can you do instead? Rest assured that the casinos want as much of your…
Rank this Week: 2465

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Deportation for Minor Traffic Offenses in Trump’s America

    Deportation for Minor Traffic Offenses in Trump’s America
    On January 25, 2016, Trump signed two draconian executive orders targeting legal and illegal immigrants in the United States. There has been much attention regarding the executive orders barring refugees and any citizens’ entry of seven…
  • Jan 11

    SCROFANO LAW PC TO OFFER PRO BONO SERVICES TO PEACEFUL PROTESTORS ARRESTED DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND

    SCROFANO LAW PC TO OFFER PRO BONO SERVICES TO PEACEFUL PROTESTORS ARRESTED DURING INAUGURATION WEEKEND
    Scrofano Law PC, a premiere criminal defense and civil rights firm in Washington, DC, will be offering pro bono representation to any peaceful protesters arrested during inauguration weekend. CONTACT US AT 1-866-701-5450 or 202-765-3175…
  • Nov 11

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty

    DC Police Officer Arrested for DUI While on Duty
    According to a recent news article from NBC 4 Washington, an officer of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was just arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  The officer was arrested after his supervising officer…
Rank this Week: 2013

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2210

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    The Limits of Marijuana Reform: The Federal Government

    The Limits of Marijuana Reform: The Federal Government
    In April 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced it was reconsidering marijuana’s current list as a Schedule 1 Drug in the Controlled Substance Act. This announcement was met with skepticism and cautious optimism. The decision…
  • Jan 31

    The Limits of Marijuana Reform: The Federal Government

    The Limits of Marijuana Reform: The Federal Government
    In April 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced it was reconsidering marijuana’s current list as a Schedule 1 Drug in the Controlled Substance Act. This announcement was met with skepticism and cautious optimism. The decision…
  • Jan 25

    Time to reconsider the Fourth Amendment

    Time to reconsider the Fourth Amendment
    As the digital age advances, technology becomes ever more entwined into our daily lives. Stunning revelations about mass government surveillance[1] have led many to wonder what privacy protections still remain for citizens. With the death of…
Rank this Week: 1982

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    The New Colossu

    The New Colossu
    How naïve he'd been, thought the Optician.  How naïve.  Because there would always be greater sorrow, deeper and more unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine.Emma Jane Kirby, The Optician of Lampedusa.* * * *…
  • Dec 14

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law
    Some true stories:A judge told me (off the record) that when it comes down to it, he finds cops more credible than lay witnesses.Another judge told me (off the record) that if it had been a DUI he'd have granted the defendant's motion and…
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
Rank this Week: 1736

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Medicare Abbreviation

    Medicare Abbreviation
    Medicare and its regulation are replete with abbreviations, acronyms, and content specific phrases. The link below contains a list of 75 and growing. I hope you find this list helpful. If you have any additions, please contact me and I will…
  • Nov 2

    Medicare Audits and Appeal

    Medicare Audits and Appeal
    When Medicare conducts and audit of a provider and concludes that an overpayment has occurred it will attempt to recoup that overpayment.  This article will discuss the overpayment appeals process. There are five levels of appeal, each…
  • Nov 2

    Medicare Audits and Appeal

    Medicare Audits and Appeal
    When Medicare conducts and audit of a provider and concludes that an overpayment has occurred it will attempt to recoup that overpayment.  This article will discuss the overpayment appeals process. There are five levels of appeal, each…
Rank this Week: 1889