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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
  • Dec 23

    DUI CheckPoint Scheduled for New Year's Eve in Gainesville, Florida

    DUI CheckPoint Scheduled for New Year's Eve in Gainesville, Florida
    Be aware that law enforcement agencies around the state of Florida will be conducting DUI checkpoints on New Year's Eve.  In Gainesville, Florida, the crackdown will include a multi-agency DUI checkpoint in the north east part of town.
  • Aug 12

    Welcome Incoming Freshmen: How to Avoid Getting Arrested in Gainesville

    Welcome Incoming Freshmen: How to Avoid Getting Arrested in Gainesville
    August marks the month when new freshmen students invade the streets of Gainesville, Florida.  It is a time of excitement and growth for many young people who are often experiencing their first taste of freedom from parental…
  • May 21

    Understanding Florida’s Prosecution of Teenagers Engaged in Consensual Sexual Behavior

    Understanding Florida’s Prosecution of Teenagers Engaged in Consensual Sexual Behavior
    In recent days there has been an internet explosion of articles about Florida’s prosecution of a teenager engaged in sexual activity with another teenager.  Much of the focus of the recent articles has been the fact that the sexual…
Rank this Week: 1597

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 1699

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: 1924

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Spice--Illegal in Florida and under Federal Law

    Spice--Illegal in Florida and under Federal Law
    Spice, promoted as a synthetic marijuana, is illegal in Florida, Alabama and under Federal laws. It wasn't that long ago when this product was available in convenience stores and elsewhere. This product was also labeled "K2," "herbal…
  • Jun 13

    Can You Record Without Someone Knowing -- No, But Maybe?

    Can You Record Without Someone Knowing -- No, But Maybe?
    What used to be clear is no longer so. Chapter 934 of the Florida statutes prohibits "any person" from recording oral communications without consent and disclosing such recordings. Simply put, you could not record a conversation with…
  • Jun 5

    Law Enforcement's Taking of DNA samples upon arrrest

    Law Enforcement's Taking of DNA samples upon arrrest
    On June 3, 2013, the United States Supreme Court in Maryland v. King has ruled criminal suspects can be subjected to a police DNA test after arrest but before trial and conviction. The Supreme Court used a privacy-versus-public-safety policy…
Rank this Week: 1863

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
  • Sep 24

    Religious use of marijuana defense prevails in Minnesota Rastafarian case.

    Religious use of marijuana defense prevails in Minnesota Rastafarian case.
    Is religious use of marijuana a defense to a criminal charge? A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case indicates the answer may be “yes.” Continue reading →
  • Jan 9

    Thomas Gallagher Elected President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice.

    Thomas Gallagher Elected President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice.
    Thomas Gallagher was elected President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice by a unanimous vote of its members on January 8, 2011. The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is the oldest association of criminal defense…
  • Jun 25

    Countermeasures at a DWI Stop: the Party Question

    Countermeasures at a DWI Stop: the Party Question
    Is it a crime to drink and drive? Of course it is not.  But there are people out there – like MADD people – who appear hellbent upon changing the laws to bring back the Alcohol Prohibition, one step at a time.
Rank this Week: 1963

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota Law, federal law, criminal law, and international law.

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
  • Mar 9

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned

    International Criminal Law CLE Planned
    John L. Fossum is scheduled to speak at a CLE on International Criminal Law, planned for May 3, 2013 in Minneapolis. Mr. Fossum will be speaking on the history of International Criminal Law and Ethics Issues in Defense in International…
Rank this Week: 2384

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    IN THE NEWS: Allegheny County DA explains right to videotape police
    Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala issued a statement outlining the public’s right to videotape police officers. DA Zappala explained that a person has the right to videotape police officers who are on duty but people do…
Rank this Week: 1681

Puerto Rico Association of…

Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Covers appellate practice, Apprendi, bifurcation, capital cases, civil rights, confrontation clause, evidence, and more.

http://pracdl.typepad.com/pracdl/
  • Sep 14

    Position Announcement: Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico

    Position Announcement: Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico
    The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico. The term of appointment is four years with an annual salary of $155,500. The…
  • Dec 4

    PRACDL 2011 Annual Assembly, Elections and Dinner

    PRACDL 2011 Annual Assembly, Elections and Dinner
    PRACDL will host its annual assembly, elections and dinner on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The venue will be Castellanos Rest. on Domenech, near corner of Muñoz Rivera Ave. Please see the following announcement. …
  • Oct 14

    PRACDL Recognizes Active Charter Member

    PRACDL Recognizes Active Charter Member
    Recently PRACDL celebrated its 20th Anniversary and a plaque was given to each of the Charter Members who are still members.
Rank this Week: 2134

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Covers DWI, criminal arrest and court appearances.

http://www.austincriminaldefenseattorney.com/Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 20

    Richard Jones, ACDLA Board Member Unveils Portrait of Judge Wilfred Aguilar

    Richard Jones, ACDLA Board Member Unveils Portrait of Judge Wilfred Aguilar
    Our founding attorney, Richard Jones, an ACDLA board member is pleased to announce that on July 29, 2013, he had the honor of unveiling the portrait of former County Court at Law Judge Wilfred Aguilar. Judge Aguilar served as judge of the…
  • Jun 11

    The DWI Arrest Process-Did Law Enforcement Follow Protocol?

    The DWI Arrest Process-Did Law Enforcement Follow Protocol?
    When law enforcement officers make arrests, they are required to follow certain protocols. When they do not follow the appropriate procedures, they can end violating the Constitutional rights of the individuals they are arresting. This is…
  • Jun 4

    You've Been Arrested for DWI-What Next?

    You've Been Arrested for DWI-What Next?
    Have you been arrested for an alleged driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense? If so, you are probably wondering what is going to happen next. You are likely asking yourself questions such as: Will I have to appear before a judge? What will…
Rank this Week: 2274

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 2296

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court DUI Blood Case [Follow Up]

    Supreme Court DUI Blood Case [Follow Up]
    After the US Supreme Court ruling yesterday in Missouri v. McNeely, the question comes to mind: What are exigent circumstances? Exigent Circumstances are the "immediate and serious consequences that would occur" if time was used to get a…
  • Apr 17

    Show Me The Warrant In (some) DUI Blood Case

    Show Me The Warrant In (some) DUI Blood Case
    U.S. Supreme Court filed Missouri v. McNeely today, refusing to recognize a categorical exception to the warrant requirement in DUI cases where the police order a person's blood drawn against his or her will. Drawing a person's blood is a…
  • Apr 15

    LBUSD Sues Woman Who Falsely Accused Bank

    LBUSD Sues Woman Who Falsely Accused Bank
    The LA Times reports the Long Beach Unified School District has lawyer’d up and sued the woman who falsely accused ex-Long Beach Poly High football star Brian Banks of rape inside a building of the school’s campus in…
Rank this Week: 2383

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

Covers Seattle DUI and criminal law.

http://dui-defense-blog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 007: 3 Reasons Motions Hearings are Important

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 007: 3 Reasons Motions Hearings are Important
    By: Christopher Small In this episode of the Seattle DUI Guys podcast I talk about 3 reasons motions hearings are important. Motions hearings don’t happen in every DUI case, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know about…
  • Apr 7

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 006: Why You Need a DUI Attorney at Your First Court Appearance

    Seattle DUI Guy Podcast 006: Why You Need a DUI Attorney at Your First Court Appearance
    By: Christopher Small In this episode of the Seattle DUI Guys podcast I talk about why it’s so important to have a DUI lawyer at your first court appearance. Given the recent happenings around Seattle (you can read more about that in my…
  • Apr 4

    Why More Punishment Doesn’t Work for Discouraging DUI

    Why More Punishment Doesn’t Work for Discouraging DUI
    Last week (or maybe two weeks ago now) the City of Seattle suffered the tragic loss of two people, the significant injury of two more, and probably another life lost behind a jail cell. The incident I’m referring to is Mark…
Rank this Week: 1913

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: 2039

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law developments, including in the areas of DUI and search and seizure. By The Law Office Of Nancy King.

http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication
    A recent California appellate court decision of a Placer County DUI case highlights the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication as it relates to driving under the influence. In People v. Mathson, the defendant was pulled…
  • Nov 25

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law
    California voters' overwhelming approval of Proposition 36 - a ballot measure that significantly alters the state's three strikes law - will result in more equitable sentencing and reduced prison costs. In 1994, California voters said yes to…
  • Nov 10

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 1968

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Focuses on capital punishment in America.

http://www.swartzlenamon.com/deathpenaltyblog
Rank this Week: 1818

CrimLaw

CrimLaw

Covers the theory and reality of criminal law from a practitioner's viewpoint. By Ken Lammers.

http://crimlaw.blogspot.com
  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 27

    November Novel: Chapter 9

    November Novel: Chapter 9
    [Chapter 1] . . . [Chapter 2] . . . [Chapter 3] . . . [Chapter 4] . . . [Chapter 5] . . . [Chapter 6] . . . [Chapter 7] . . . [Chapter 8]Yusif watched his boss leaving the courthouse at a clip. The man had barely stood still long…
Rank this Week: 2097

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve

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

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving
    The "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" campaign by the Ad Council has been around for a while now. I watched another attorney do a DUI trial in approximately 2006, and after the jury convicted her client, one of the jurors cited that ad…
Rank this Week: 1752

New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal and DWI laws, including blood and breath tests, license suspencions and traffic violations. By John F. Marshall.

http://www.njcriminaldefenselawblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality
      The move towards legalizing online gambling in New Jersey gained momentum this week when a Senate Committee passed S1565, which would authorize casinos in Atlantic City to set up Internet gambling access for their patrons. Specifically,…
  • Apr 2

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade
    On March 15, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly passed A1035, a Bill which seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime of the Third Degree to a crime of the Second Degree. The Bill further seeks to upgrade residential burglary from a crime…
  • Mar 21

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
Rank this Week: 1889

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: 1915

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 1750

Orange County Criminal Lawyers…

Orange County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers fraud charges, white collar crime, investment fraud and elderly abuse. By the Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.

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

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery

    Two Arrests Made in Irvine Craigslist Robbery
    Two men were recently arrested and charged with robbery after allegedly setting up a purchase on Craigslist, The Orange County Register reports.
  • Jan 25

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist

    Police Say They Have Arrested Santa Ana Serial Rapist
    Police recently made some serious allegations in a Santa Ana sex crimes case by arresting a man they're telling the public is responsible for several local sexual assaults.
  • Jan 10

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Anaheim Continues Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    City officials recently extended a ban on Anaheim medical marijuana dispensaries as leaders try to figure out how legal challenges to California's law will play out, The Orange County Register reports.
Rank this Week: 2236

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: 1574

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney…

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal defense in Columbus, Ohio. By Sallynda Rothchild Dennison.

http://www.srdennisonlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    What to say to police officers. Part 2

    What to say to police officers. Part 2
    Part 2
  • Dec 1

    What to say to police officers. Part 1

    What to say to police officers. Part 1
    Regent Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police Officers. Part 1.
  • Apr 30

    What Should I Wear to Court?

    What Should I Wear to Court?
    Demonstrate Respect for the Judge and the Court. Imagine that going before a judge is like going to a job interview for a position that you want very badly.  Except that if this interview goes bad, it will have a profoundly damaging impact …
Rank this Week: 2038

DBF Advocacia Criminal

DBF Advocacia Criminal

Covers Brazilian criminal law.

http://diogobianchifazolo.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1731

The Core

The Core

Covers human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law. By Nicki Boldt, Bjoern Elberling and Tobias Thienel.

http://corelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    We've moved

    We've moved
    I am happy to report that our blogging hiatus is finally over.However, we won't be updating this site anymore - Tobias, Nicki and I are now part of the new team of the Invisible College.We hope to see you there.
  • Jun 23

    The ICJ Tackles the Bosnian Genocide: Part 1a: Some More Thoughts on Jurisdiction

    The ICJ Tackles the Bosnian Genocide: Part 1a: Some More Thoughts on Jurisdiction
    Yes, I know I have already written a fair bit about the jurisdiction-related aspects of the Genocide case, but recent research, and a few ideas resulting from that, leads me to add a few short comments on the notion of res judicata applied by…
  • Apr 21

    Going on hiatu

    Going on hiatu
    As our loyal readers will have noticed, during the last weeks/months, we haven't had the time to blog as often as we would have liked to. It's not that there aren't interesting things to blog about, it's simply that we all don't have the…
Rank this Week: 2121

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Framinghman Teens Charged with Receiving Stolen Car

    Framinghman Teens Charged with Receiving Stolen Car
    According to an article the in MetroWest Daily News, a Framingham police officer stopped a Volkswagen sedan with four teenage occupants – all juveniles – last week.  While it’s not clear why the officer originally…
  • Apr 17

    New Domestic Violence Bill Proposed at Statehouse

    New Domestic Violence Bill Proposed at Statehouse
    A new bill – S 853 – was unveiled at the statehouse last Tuesday.  The bill establishes new crimes related to domestic violence, new legal provisions to protect alleged victims, and new training for judges in relation to…
  • Apr 8

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Natick woman, Erika Lambe-Holland, and her boyfriend, Michael George Simmons, were accused of attacking each other in separate incidents last weekend. The article states that…
Rank this Week: 3431

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Found Not Guilty of Maine OUI: A Case Study

    Found Not Guilty of Maine OUI: A Case Study
    Whenever a prospective client tells me that they think there is no hope for their case and ask “should I just go and plead guilty?” I always say no! When you are charged with crime, you always have a right to present a defense to…
  • Apr 21

    Unified Criminal Docket Court Procedure

    Unified Criminal Docket Court Procedure
    In Maine, both Cumberland County and Penobscot County have the criminal court organized as a Unified Criminal Docket. For these counties, the District and Superior courts were made into a single court. Are you aware of how this change impacts…
  • Apr 20

    A Habitual Offender Case Dismissed

    A Habitual Offender Case Dismissed
    In Maine, a person becomes designated a Habitual Offender (HO) when that person is convicted of three (3) serious motor vehicle crimes in a five (5) year period. “Going HO” means that your license is revoked, or suspended…
Rank this Week: 2420

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and…

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and Procedures in Dayton, Ohio

Covers DUI / DWI and other criminal defense issues. By L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, L.P.A. Co.

http://www.patrickmulligan.com/faqs/
  • Apr 22

    Is A DUI Always A Misdemeanor?

    Is A DUI Always A Misdemeanor?
    No. If you have three DUIs within six years, the fourth one will be charged as a felony. Also, your sixth in 20 years will be charged as a felony. Felony DUIs have mandatory time starting at 60 days. If you or a family member has been…
  • Apr 22

    Can You Always Get Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?

    Can You Always Get Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?
    Driving privileges are almost always granted after a DUI arrest. However, awarding driving privileges is always in the Judge’s discretion and they can be denied–although unlikely. Depending on the number of prior DUI convictions…
  • Apr 22

    What Is The Penalty For Illegal Use Of A Minor In Nudity Oriented Material?

    What Is The Penalty For Illegal Use Of A Minor In Nudity Oriented Material?
    Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity Oriented Material is a crime that can occur in several different fashions. As a result, the charges range from a fifth degree felony to a second degree felony, depending on the facts of the case. The charge…
Rank this Week: 3897

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2395

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Can you be convicted of both theft and dealing in stolen property?

    Can you be convicted of both theft and dealing in stolen property?
    In Florida, an accused may be convicted of several different types of thefts. Felony and misdemeanor theft are the most common theft crimes that are seen in Palm Beach County, FL. Another crime that the prosecutor likes to charge an accused…
  • Apr 21

    Aggressive Driving can Lead to Aggravated Battery Charge

    Aggressive Driving can Lead to Aggravated Battery Charge
    The driver of a vehicle in Florida can be criminally charged and convicted of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon if the reckless driver purposely crashes the vehicle into another occupied vehicle or into a pedestrian. Because of…
  • Apr 11

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge
    The driver of a vehicle is involved in an automobile crash in Palm Beach County, FL. The driver is injured, but no one else was involved in the accident. An alert motorist calls 911 to report the accident and requests medical care to the…
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Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 22

    New Kansas Law Would Help Hide Police Brutality

    New Kansas Law Would Help Hide Police Brutality
    Kansas citizens will have a tougher time filing police brutality claims if House Bill No. 2698 passes into law. HB 2698 would require all citizens to sign a sworn affidavit before submitting a complaint against an offending officer. If any…
  • Apr 17

    Police Pull Gun on 11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort

    Police Pull Gun on 11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort
    An 11-year-old boy in Georgia found himself staring down the barrel of a gun all because he left a few sticks on the ground near his neighbor’s house. Like Gordie Lachance in Stand By Me, 11-year-old Omari Grant was looking to make some…
  • Apr 15

    How Long After A Motorcycle Accident Do I Have To File An Injury Claim?

    How Long After A Motorcycle Accident Do I Have To File An Injury Claim?
    Spring is finally here, and although you’ll have to keep an eye out for potholes, it’s almost time to uncover your two-wheel beauty for the season. If you’re like a lot of riders in the Twin Cities, you’ve already had…
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Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    An Accused Murderer Represented Himself. Good Idea?

    An Accused Murderer Represented Himself. Good Idea?
    Minutes ago, 42 year old Michel Escoto was convicted of murdering his wife.  It took twelve years from the vicious beating to today’s first degree murder conviction.  Jurors took just 2 1/2 hours to convict Escoto, who…
  • Apr 3

    Judge Not Solely To Blame For Child Rapist Getting No Jail Time

    Judge Not Solely To Blame For Child Rapist Getting No Jail Time
    Yesterday, I wrote about Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden, who made a decision that has resulted in her receiving a number of death threats.  See:  http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/2014/04/jail-child-rapist.html …
  • Apr 2

    No Jail For Child Rapist?

    No Jail For Child Rapist?
    This isn’t a belated April Fool’s post.  This really happened.  A wealthy guy rapes his three year old daughter.  The judge, Judge Jan Jurden, sentenced Robert H. Richards IV, a wealthy du Pont heir, to probation.…
Rank this Week: 2659

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.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Aggravated Battery or Assault With a Vehicle Could Just Be Reckless Driving in Florida

    Aggravated Battery or Assault With a Vehicle Could Just Be Reckless Driving in Florida
    In Florida, there is something called a lesser included charge or offense which can be a great benefit to a defendant who may be guilty of a crime, but not a crime as serious as the one charged by the state. Most felony charges have lesser…
  • Apr 19

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida
    In Florida, the police are generally not allowed to search a suspect's vehicle unless the driver or owner gives consent to search, the police have probable cause to believe there is evidence of criminal activity inside or there is an arrest…
  • Apr 16

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower
    In Florida, the law establishes what it considers a legal limit for a driver's blood alcohol content. Most people know that the legal limit in Florida in DUI cases is 0.08. If a person blows a 0.08 or higher on the breathalyzer, that does…
Rank this Week: 2472

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop
    Today the United State Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Navarette v. California, dealing with the constitutionality of traffic stops based on anonymous tips. This is a tricky area of law - police need to be able to…
  • Mar 26

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever
    We previously wondered if Minnesota was in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis due to the constantly shifting nature of how the Constitution has been interpreted in DWI cases. There might not be a need to wonder anymore. Yesterday, a…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine
    We've already pointed out the Constitutional Crisis that is brewing in Minnesota. But what are other lawyers saying about the recently minted "Inevitable Warrant" doctrine? Carol Weissenborn is a well-respected public defender and law…
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Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

By The Law Offices of Todd Palumbo.

http://www.newarktrafficticketlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    DWI from Arrest to Trial in New Jersey, A short guide to NJSA 39:4-50

    DWI from Arrest to Trial in New Jersey, A short guide to NJSA 39:4-50
    So you went out last night and had a few drinks. You get behind the wheel, and on your way home, you hear the sirens. The police are pulling you over. As DWI attorney in Newark and throughout New Jersey, I understand from dealing with…
  • Oct 1

    Incorrect Information Entered on NJ Traffic Summon

    Incorrect Information Entered on NJ Traffic Summon
    Clients frequently ask me about mistakes that the officer made when filling out the traffic ticket the received. Under some circumstances, those mistakes may become a defense to the underlying charge. However, those mistakes, especially if…
  • Sep 30

    Illegal Search Attorney, No warrant, Newark NJ Criminal Charge

    Illegal Search Attorney, No warrant, Newark NJ Criminal Charge
    Here is a common scenario. You are pulled over for a traffic violation. The police start to ask some questions, and before you know it they are asking if you have any drugs or weapons in the car. They start to say things like "if you don't…
Rank this Week: 4586

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing
    In addition to the number of prior convictions, there are a number of other factors that may impact your DWI arrest. Checkpoints, Miranda Warnings, and plea bargaining are sometimes issues in the case. Continue reading →
  • Apr 10

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI
    In New Jersey, ignition Interlock is only mandatory under certain provisions of the DWI statute. New proposed legislation would make it mandatory for all offenses and replace license suspensions. Continue reading →
  • Mar 26

    Teachers in New Jersey and Criminal Charge

    Teachers in New Jersey and Criminal Charge
    Teacher and Educators in New Jersey are not immune to criminal charges. But when arrested, teacher face penalties that many others in different professions do not. Loss of employment and prohibition against future hiring are just the start. …
Rank this Week: 4278

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Maryland Becomes Latest State to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana

    Maryland Becomes Latest State to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana
    Citizens who consume cannabis in Maryland will no longer serve any type of jail time. Instead, marijuana users caught possessing only small amounts of the plant will be fined; there will be no arrest, no criminal record, and no incarceration.…
  • Apr 21

    Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence

    Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence
    Hip-hop icon Flavor Flav was arrested in 2012 for domestic violence when the police were called to his Las Vegas home due to an argument that occurred between the former rapper and his longtime girlfriend’s son. Flavor Flav apparently…
  • Apr 18

    The Dangers of Methamphetamine in Arizona

    The Dangers of Methamphetamine in Arizona
    In Arizona, the use of methamphetamine has been a problem, causing fatalities and injuries to people of all ages. AZ law recognizes meth as a “dangerous” drug, and possession or distribution of particular substances, such as meth,…
Rank this Week: 3006

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4729

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Apr 22

    Uh Oh…look out below….

    Uh Oh…look out below….
    The issue before the Court in Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490 was:Whether the Fourth Amendment requires an officer who receives an anonymoustip regarding a drunken or reckless driver to corroborate dangerous drivingbefore stopping the…
  • Feb 9

    Please read….

    Please read….
    Nicholas Kristof’s article in Sunday New York Times…”Inside a Mental Hospital called Jail.” What has happened to this country to let this situation develop? Read the article here:…
  • Feb 3

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman
    Thoughts about a genius and his addiction- I have always believed the mark of a great artist is the ability to make the observer uncomfortable. Hoffman’s performance in Boogie Nights was a perfect example, brilliant in its conveyance of…
Rank this Week: 2594

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement
    A recent case decided by the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas demonstrates the ingenuity, even if ineffective, with which some litigants attempt to discharge their duties under Marriage Settlement Agreements (MSA). The case was Eugene v.…
  • Apr 17

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania
    In a decision published on April 17, 2014, Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that that 42 Pa.C.S. A. §9712.1(c) related to mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for offenders…
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
Rank this Week: 3436

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    Burglary: What Penalties Are You Looking At?

    Burglary: What Penalties Are You Looking At?
    To be convicted of burglary in the state of Texas, the alleged crime must meet two very specific legal requirements. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant not only entered a habitation in an unlawful manner…
  • Apr 20

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter
    James Alston is Wishing You a Wonderful Easter *Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
  • Apr 18

    Learn the History of Cocaine for Earth Day

    Learn the History of Cocaine for Earth Day
    Grown primarily in the mountains of South America, the coca plant has played an influential part in the development of recent history. The crystalline tropane alkaloid substance known as cocaine was first isolated by a German chemist in 1859.…
Rank this Week: 2387

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Can I Drink in Public This Cinco de Mayo?

    Can I Drink in Public This Cinco de Mayo?
    Many people will celebrate with parties and festivals on Cinco de Mayo this year. As with any holiday or special occasion, some of those people will include alcoholic beverages in their celebration. In many cases, people consume alcohol on…
  • Apr 20

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter
    Justin T. Surginer is Wishing You a Wonderful Easter Holiday! *Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net   The post Happy Easter appeared first on Attorney Justin T. Surginer.
  • Apr 18

    Misdemeanors vs. Felonies: Do You Know the Difference?

    Misdemeanors vs. Felonies: Do You Know the Difference?
    Most criminal offenses are listed as either misdemeanor crimes or felony crimes. This is an important distinction because misdemeanors and felonies can have vastly different implications for defendants. In general, misdemeanor crimes are…
Rank this Week: 2391

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    DWI, DUI, OWI, OUI & DWAI: Know the Difference for This Cinco de Mayo

    DWI, DUI, OWI, OUI & DWAI: Know the Difference for This Cinco de Mayo
    Many people may wonder if there is a difference between a DWI and a DUI. The issue gets even more confusing when people hear about drivers being charged with OUI or OWI. The reality is that different jurisdictions use different terms to refer…
  • Apr 18

    Smoking K2 in Texas Could Mean Big Trouble

    Smoking K2 in Texas Could Mean Big Trouble
    If you thought it was alright to smoke K2 in Texas, you may be in for a big surprise. Not only has the Texas Controlled Substances Act been amended to account for synthetic marijuana, the penalty for a K2 conviction is substantial. Synthetic…
  • Apr 15

    Busted for Drugs? Here Are the Possible Penalties in Texa

    Busted for Drugs? Here Are the Possible Penalties in Texa
    It’s never a good idea to find out which drugs are strictly controlled by the state of Texas after being arrested. It just might be too late to avoid a serious criminal conviction. A drug conviction charge can devastate the future of…
Rank this Week: 2438

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2413

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 22

    Should I Take a Plea Agreement in San Diego?

    Should I Take a Plea Agreement in San Diego?
    If you are currently facing criminal charges in San Diego and you are new to the criminal justice system you undoubtedly have numerous questions and concerns about the process and the possible outcomes. One question that you will likely be…
  • Apr 17

    Pre-filing Investigation in San Diego: I Am Not Guilty, Should I Talk to the Police?

    Pre-filing Investigation in San Diego: I Am Not Guilty, Should I Talk to the Police?
    Imagine that the police have either detained you or they have asked you to come in and speak with them.  You know you are not guilty of committing any criminal offense and are tempted to talk to them to clear your name. Although it may…
  • Apr 15

    Can I Get a Bond on a Felony Violation of Probation in San Diego?

    Can I Get a Bond on a Felony Violation of Probation in San Diego?
    There are several ways to violate felony probation in San Diego. Getting charged with a new crime is an obvious violation, but you can also get a technical violation for things such as failing a drug test at probation or not notifying your…
Rank this Week: 3335