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Collin County Criminal Attorney…

Collin County Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Texas criminal law and criminal defense. By Derk A. Wadas.

http://www.thecollincountyattorney.com/
  • Jul 31

    THE AUTHORITIES MAY NOW TRACK CELLPHONES WITHOUT A WARRANT

    THE AUTHORITIES MAY NOW TRACK CELLPHONES WITHOUT A WARRANT
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in July that the police do not need a warrant to access mobile phone subscribers cell phone tower data. The Fifth Circuit, which has the final word on matters of Federal law in Texas,…
  • Jul 30

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPUNCTION AND NONDISCLOSURE ORDERS

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPUNCTION AND NONDISCLOSURE ORDERS
    972 369 0577In the practice of law, I am asked questions on Expunctions and Non Disclosures on an almost daily basis. Many people are confused by the two. An Expunction Order and an Order of Non Disclosure are two very different legal…
  • Jun 21

    THE USE OF A DRUG DETECTION DOG OUTSIDE ONE'S HOME IS A "SEARCH" WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

    THE USE OF A DRUG DETECTION DOG OUTSIDE ONE'S HOME IS A "SEARCH" WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT
    972 369 0577rosenthalwadas.comThe use of dogs trained to detect drugs is a common  interdiction tool used by the police.  Typically, if a properly trained drug detection dog alerts on the presence of illegal drugs, the alert itself…
Rank this Week: 1716

The Defense Perspective

The Defense Perspective

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

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

    The Only Thing Constant Is Change

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

    The Lawyer Who Knows the Facts Best

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

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent

    Lawyers Who Win Cases Should Exercise Their Right to Remain Silent
    This week, news agencies reported certain computer evidence was overlooked by the prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder investigation and subsequent criminal trial prosecution. The overlooked evidence included Google search logs for…
Rank this Week: 2030

Houston DWI Law Blog

Houston DWI Law Blog

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

http://www.houstondwilawblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued
    Who is Liable, the seller or the drinker? Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub is being sued again following the death of Robert Wilhite’s 2011 death.  Wilhite’s family is accusing the pub of over-serving alcoholic beverages to…
  • Jan 31

    Houston Scores Better than Other Texas Cities for Quality Driver

    Houston Scores Better than Other Texas Cities for Quality Driver
     Men’s Health Magazine released a study that they recently conducted to see which cities had the best and worst drivers.  Houston ranked 46th in the nation for bad drivers, and Dallas ranked even worse in 14th place for this…
  • Jan 12

    Oregon Teenager Posts Drunk Driving Status on Facebook

    Oregon Teenager Posts Drunk Driving Status on Facebook
     People write all kinds of desperate and stupid posts on Facebook, but one teenager from Astoria, Oregon takes the cake with his self-implicating post.  His Facebook post said “Drivin drunk… classic ;) but to…
Rank this Week: 1546

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

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

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 2060

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

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

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

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

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

    First Amendment, Pastors, and the IRS

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

    Right to Counsel for Children

    Right to Counsel for Children
    This link has a report card for each state on a child's right to counsel.  South Dakota only earns a D.  This report card is based on laws actually on the books, not based on how those laws are applied by the Courts. When we look at how the…
Rank this Week: 2100

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: 1662

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: 2107

San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Dayna L. Jones.

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

    Texas Death Row: Cameron Todd Willingham Deserves Posthumous Pardon

    Texas Death Row: Cameron Todd Willingham Deserves Posthumous Pardon
    In the early morning hours of December 23, 1991, a fire quickly spread through the Texas home of Cameron Todd Willingham and Stacy Kuykendall. Kuykendall had already left the house to run errands.
  • Nov 7

    San Antonio, Texas: Bexar County Prosecutor Will Be Missed

    San Antonio, Texas: Bexar County Prosecutor Will Be Missed
    The Bexar County legal community is still reeling from the loss of Assistant District Attorney Charles 'Chip" Rich III. He passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Colleagues remember him as outstanding, caring, professional, courteous,…
  • Oct 30

    Supreme Court to Hear "Dog Sniff" Case

    Supreme Court to Hear "Dog Sniff" Case
    The Supreme Court of the United States is now in session. Two cases are to be heard on Wednesday, October 31. They are both from Florida and both involve the use of police dogs in the gathering of evidence in regards to illegal narcotics.
Rank this Week: 2213

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense issues, including DUI, police encounters, sentencing and arrests. By Berman & Tsombanakis LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1753

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and criminal defense. Published by the Law Offices of Law Offices of Richard Tendler, P.A.

http://www.westpalmbeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog

    West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog
    Welcome to the new blog for the Law Offices of Richard Tendler! My intention in launching this blog is to help people — prospective and current clients alike — by providing useful information about the field of criminal defense. Being…
  • Oct 19

    Call Me Maybe

    Call Me Maybe
    If you just met a police officer when you didn’t mean to, you may be in a little trouble. If you talk to the police officer, you may be in a lot of trouble. It isn’t crazy to think about calling for help. When asked about details of a…
  • Oct 19

    A Great Debate

    A Great Debate
    All the talk of debates over the past few weeks has got me thinking about debates that go on in courtrooms all over America every day. Just as the presidential debates bring to light issues that will potentially affect millions of people…
Rank this Week: 2227

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 2196

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked with…
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked…
  • Aug 7

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded
    The plaintiff in the case is Willie B. Sosa. The defendants in the case are Lorenzo Hines, Eddie Meyers, Harold Hall, and the Estate of Dessie Ree Meyers. The judge in the case is Arthur M. Schack. About the Case
Rank this Week: 1833

Northern California Criminal…

Northern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    The Consequences of a First DUI Conviction in the Bay Area

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

    Facebook and Criminal Justice

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

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

    The media is equipped to try no one, not even Jerry Sandusky
    Jerry Sandusky, now gaining ground on Michael Jackson for "most famous accused child molester of all time" has lately been dominating much of the news, and, perhaps most distressingly, Sportscenter. The reports are alarming and…
Rank this Week: 1793

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 1797

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: 1732

Prosecutor Post-Script

Prosecutor Post-Script

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

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

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com

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

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage

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

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue
    Planting Clues by Kara LennoxOne of my favorite parts of plotting a romantic suspense book is planting the clues that will lead my hero and/or heroine to eventually figure out who the villain is.
Rank this Week: 2058

DWI Attorney Nassau County

DWI Attorney Nassau County

Covers DWI law, criminal law and and traffic law news. By David Galison, P.C.

http://dwiattorneynassaucounty.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2051

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Comments on criminal law topics. By Daniel Brown.

http://yourbestdefence.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial

    The Silent Treatment - the story behind my murder trial
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  • Jun 26

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder

    Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder
    A jury has acquitted two Toronto men in the 2007 murder of Allan Benn in a northwest Toronto housing complex, leaving a courtroom awash in emotion.Shaun Blake and Mackel Peterkin, both 20, had faced charges of first-degree murder."Thank you…
  • Apr 12

    Obstruct Police

    Obstruct Police
    Obstructing Police Charges in Toronto, Ontario.This article reviews legal information about obstructing police charges in Toronto, Ontario. Those looking for advice on this, or any criminal charge, should consult a criminal lawyer.Obstructing…
Rank this Week: 1761

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

Covers recent criminal cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. By Russell Wheeler.

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1548

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: 2111

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3311

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Electrocuting Defendants In Court May Be a Growing and Troubling Practice

    Electrocuting Defendants In Court May Be a Growing and Troubling Practice
    We're all familiar with the police's ability to shock--or "tase"--as a method of subduing the unruly or those resisting arrest. It's generally seen as a more humane alternative for police to gain an upper hand, rather than use lethal…
  • Sep 9

    Maryland Court Decides that Drivers Can Be Punished for Driving with Suspended but Expired License

    Maryland Court Decides that Drivers Can Be Punished for Driving with Suspended but Expired License
    Can you be punished for illegally using something you no longer have? That bizarre question was recently decided by a Maryland Appellate Court in deciding whether a defendant could be convicted for driving on a suspended license that had…
  • Aug 25

    Can You Videotape Police Officers?

    Can You Videotape Police Officers?
    With the recent events in Ferguson Missouri and other areas, the question is being raised whether bystanders can film police officers while they are doing their jobs, and to what extent police officers can prevent filming or even confiscate…
Rank this Week: 4699

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
Rank this Week: 2609

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 22

    With some on-air choice words, local Alaska TV reporter quits to work on marijuana legalization

    With some on-air choice words, local Alaska TV reporter quits to work on marijuana legalization
    This local article from Alaska, headlined "KTVA reporter quits on-air, reveals herself as owner of Alaska Cannabis Club," reports on how one TV personality decided to use her time on air to provide a marijuana-business-driven…
  • Sep 20

    "Marijuana Money Is Still A Pot Of Trouble For Banks"

    "Marijuana Money Is Still A Pot Of Trouble For Banks"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent lengthy and informative Forbes article by Jacob Sullum. Here is how it gets started: During a visit to the Dixie Elixirs & Edibles plant in Denver last summer, I saw the machines the…
  • Sep 19

    Local Officials Have Their Marijuana Boots On The Ground

    Local Officials Have Their Marijuana Boots On The Ground
    Thought this article from American City and County on a conference call facilitated by the International City/County Managers Association would make a good complement to Rob's work on the local option for marijuana. The topic of the…
Rank this Week: 2615

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

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

    Prison: How to Survive Your Sentence

    Prison: How to Survive Your Sentence
    Horror stories surrounding prison abound, so it’s not unusual for people to be concerned whenever they receive a jail sentence. The truth is that, while violence inside prisons does happen, it’s much less common than people…
  • Sep 17

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?
    The attorney-client privilege is something that is deeply rooted in our justice system. Despite the fact that attorneys are bound by confidentiality, many clients hesitate to tell their lawyers every detail about their case. Others may…
  • Sep 12

    Check Fraud: How to Stay out of Jail

    Check Fraud: How to Stay out of Jail
    In legal terms, fraud is the act of intentionally deceiving another person with false information or trickery in order to benefit the person committing the fraud. Check fraud is the use of checks to deprive a person, business or bank of money…
Rank this Week: 2637

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    DWI Arrest: You May Lose Your Job

    DWI Arrest: You May Lose Your Job
    A conviction for Driving While Intoxicated can turn someone’s life upside down. Fines, fees, court dates and probation meetings can drastically alter the way that someone conducts their day-to-day activities. One of the most significant…
  • Sep 17

    Drug Paraphernalia Charges: Pick a Good Defense Strategy

    Drug Paraphernalia Charges: Pick a Good Defense Strategy
    Many types of illegal drugs are used with the aid of certain tools or devices. For example, marijuana can be consumed with rolling papers or a pipe. Heroin can be snorted through a straw or injected with a hypodermic syringe. All of these…
  • Sep 12

    Help: I Was Arrested for Driving with a Suspended License

    Help: I Was Arrested for Driving with a Suspended License
    Operating a motor vehicle on public roads and highways is a privilege that can be taken away for a variety of criminal offenses. Often, driving privileges are suspended as punishment for driving-related offenses but a license suspension can…
Rank this Week: 2644

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

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

    Texas Criminal Charges for Failure to Report Date Rape

    Texas Criminal Charges for Failure to Report Date Rape
    Sometimes what you know can hurt you. This is especially true when it comes to violating a failure to report law in Texas. That’s right. You can be charged with wrongdoing for failing to report serious crimes such as date rape. Just…
  • Sep 17

    6 Child Injury Defenses to Prove Your Innocence

    6 Child Injury Defenses to Prove Your Innocence
    No one wants to see a child get hurt, so it’s easy to understand why the community almost always casts a negative light on child injury defendants. Yet false allegations of inflicting a child injury are not at all uncommon. It’s…
  • Sep 12

    Good Behavior: You Can Drastically Reduce Your Sentence

    Good Behavior: You Can Drastically Reduce Your Sentence
    If you or a loved one has been handed a prison sentence, the thought of spending an extended amount of time behind bars can be disheartening. To ensure you are incarcerated as little time as possible, you may take advantage of good time…
Rank this Week: 2636

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Hiring an Attorney: Make Sure He Has These 5 Essential Qualitie

    Hiring an Attorney: Make Sure He Has These 5 Essential Qualitie
    “You need a tough lawyer.” “Don’t hire a cheap attorney.” “Get good representation.” These are things you’ll hear when you have been accused of a crime, get into an accident or have to deal with…
  • Sep 17

    Help: I Committed the Same Crime Twice

    Help: I Committed the Same Crime Twice
    If you look up the legal punishments for a specific crime, you’ll usually find two items. One will be an incarceration term and one will be a monetary fine. However, this isn’t the whole story. Both of these punishments can be…
  • Sep 12

    The 4 Craziest Embezzlement Stories You Need to Read to Believe

    The 4 Craziest Embezzlement Stories You Need to Read to Believe
    Taking money or property that was entrusted to you by its owner and using it for your own personal gain is the crime of embezzlement. Unlike other theft crimes in which property is taken from its owner, embezzlement is unique because of the…
Rank this Week: 2645

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Sep 21

    Can I Be Charged With Mail Fraud If I’m Not Charged With An Underlying Fraud Crime?

    Can I Be Charged With Mail Fraud If I’m Not Charged With An Underlying Fraud Crime?
    Yes, federal prosecutors can charge you with mail fraud even if they don’t charge you with other fraud crimes. Because the mail fraud statute is so wide-ranging, and because nearly everyone in America sends and receives mail, mail fraud…
  • Sep 21

    What’s The Penalty For Resisting Arrest In New York City?

    What’s The Penalty For Resisting Arrest In New York City?
    When you’re charged with resisting arrest in New York City, you’ll be facing a Class A Misdemeanor that carries a potential sentence of up to one year in jail, with a fine of $1,000. For someone who was being arrested for conduct…
  • Sep 11

    What Are The Penalties For Selling Marijuana In New York City?

    What Are The Penalties For Selling Marijuana In New York City?
    As with most drug penalty schedules, penalties for selling marijuana in New York City are pegged to the quantity of drug being sold, but you can be charged with a misdemeanor even if you transfer a small amount of marijuana without taking…
Rank this Week: 3172

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2447

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/
  • Sep 20

    Regulations Unsettled For Maryland Medical Marijuana

    Regulations Unsettled For Maryland Medical Marijuana
    As the Medical Marijuana Commission inches closer to establishing a viable program in Maryland, there are still numerous key details that need to be hammered out. The Commission was established soon after the governor signed the revised…
  • Sep 9

    Baltimore Heroin Epidemic Receives National Attention

    Baltimore Heroin Epidemic Receives National Attention
    Heroin use throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area has been on the rise for the last few years, and now the national media has taken notice. A recent episode of National Geographic Channel's television series Drugs Inc., was filmed in…
  • Aug 31

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data
    Each summer since 1975 the Maryland State Police has issued a Uniform Crime Report for statewide crime over the past year. This year's UCR was released to the governor earlier this summer, and later published online and in press releases. …
Rank this Week: 4068

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Accessory to a Crime

    Accessory to a Crime
    Being Charged as an Accessory After the Fact Many actions may be considered illegal by Nevada law enforcement. Even if you don’t participate in a robbery or other crime, you may still find yourself facing charges under NRS 195.030, the…
  • Sep 18

    Aiding and Abetting in Las Vega

    Aiding and Abetting in Las Vega
    What Is Aiding and Abetting? Aiding and abetting is a phrase that’s often heard on television cop shows, but what does it really mean? The laws for aiding and abetting are categorized under NRS 195.020, and the penalties for breaking…
  • Sep 15

    Resisting Arrest in Las Vega

    Resisting Arrest in Las Vega
    Resisting Arrest Charges Can Mean Big Trouble Being arrested is an emotional experience. It’s not unusual to feel that you are being wrongfully or unfairly treated. Accordingly, it’s fairly easy to have charges under NRS 199.280…
Rank this Week: 3933

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Lane v. Florida - 2nd DCA Suppresses Evidence in "Consensual Encounter"

    Lane v. Florida - 2nd DCA Suppresses Evidence in "Consensual Encounter"
    Consensual encounters with police have been the subject of numerous Florida court decisions and muchpublic debate. A central point in these discussions is whether such an encounter is ever truly consensual, where one of those parties is armed…
  • Sep 10

    Florida v. Parker - Motion to Suppress Order Reversed

    Florida v. Parker - Motion to Suppress Order Reversed
    A former Florida college student's decision to speak with a detective regarding two alleged sexual assaults he allegedly committed at a party the night before will be used against him in court. Initially, the trial court granted a defense…
  • Aug 30

    Drug-Free Zone Law Challenged in Florida's 4th DCA

    Drug-Free Zone Law Challenged in Florida's 4th DCA
    Drug-free zone laws in Florida are designed to make children and communities safer by limiting sales of illegal substances near schools, daycare centers, parks and churches. Per Florida Statute Section 893.13(1)(e), those caught selling…
Rank this Week: 4450

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 19

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14 Another weekend, and more checkpoints. There's a lot going on this weekend with the Plaza Art Fair, the Royals in town, etc. and the police will be on the look out! Here's what we…
  • Aug 29

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)
    Kansas City Area DUICheckpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition) Labor Day Weekend 2014 is upon us, and that means the Police will be out in force. There are numerous agencies running DUI enforcement this weekend. Here's what we…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14 Here's what we know so far: 1. Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. has announced that they will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Overland Park Friday, July 18th, 2014 with the assistance…
Rank this Week: 3849

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2925

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

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

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government
      Back in March, I wrote a blog about ATF agents who were suing the government, which began: ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — on their official website, they still go by the abbreviation ATF) special agent Jay…
  • Sep 4

    Lawyers and Private Investigators: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Lawyers and Private Investigators: A Symbiotic Relationship
    The close, symbiotic relationship between investigators and lawyers can be challenging because PIs and attorneys often have different work styles, training and professional objectives. Approaches, Backgrounds and Goals One difference in…
  • Aug 27

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer
    (Book Excerpt: A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms) Many legal thrillers focus on the dynamics of trial lawyers battling it out before and during a courtroom trial. Therefore, we thought it would be interesting to…
Rank this Week: 4035

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    NH Motorcycle Fatality

    NH Motorcycle Fatality
    A man from Pittsfield, New Hampshire was killed recently when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.
  • Sep 11

    Reckless Driving on Motorcycles in NH

    Reckless Driving on Motorcycles in NH
    Last week New Hampshire State Police arrested two motorcyclists who were reported to have been driving at least 125 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone. NH Reckless Driving Laws include speeds at 100 MPH or greater.
  • Sep 11

    Bicycle Accidents & Injuries in NH

    Bicycle Accidents & Injuries in NH
    Always ride with traffic. Riding against traffic can be dangerous, and when you’re riding with traffic, you are more visible to motorists.
Rank this Week: 2638

Wright Law Group Blog

Wright Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal law topics.

http://wrightlawgroupnv.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust!

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust!
    Date of ruling 9/18/2014 Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust! The Nevada Supreme Court today ruled that NRS116.3116 gives a homeowners’ association (HOA) a Super-priority lien on…
  • Sep 6

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright
    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright, founder of The Wright Law Group; P.C. located at 2340 Paseo Del Prado Building D Suite 305 – Las Vegas NV 89102. Call us at 702.405.0111
  • May 30

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application
    On May 30, 2014, the State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (“Division”), on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services finally issued a NOTICE to its subscribers that it will begin taking…
Rank this Week: 2521

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case
    Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Paroline v. United States.  The decision instructs district courts to adopt a common sense approach in computing restitution awards in child pornography cases. Paroline…
  • Sep 17

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?
    The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t:  Supreme Court Keeps editing.”  (5/24/14)  Although it appears in the ostensibly “popular” press, every…
  • Jun 30

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant
    On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court released its decision in Riley v. California and the companion case of US v. Wurie.  The Court held that the police may not search digital information on a cell phone that was seized from an…
Rank this Week: 2769

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II
    The last post discussed some of the background involved in the District of Columbia’s problems it had with its Breathalyzer program. The Metropolitan Police Department not only miscalibrated the machines to read 40 percent higher than…
  • Sep 11

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.
    In short, the answer is maybe. The District of Columbia record sealing statute makes Driving under the Influence and Driving while Intoxicated “ineligible misdemeanors.” Accordingly, on its face, the law prohibits sealing of a…
  • Aug 1

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact
    Marijuana decriminalization took effect a few weeks ago and its important to know the facts before you spark up. First and foremost, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. There is a good chance that at least the United States Park…
Rank this Week: 2450

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Sep 19

    Above the Law: White Collar Crime

    Above the Law: White Collar Crime
    The biggest misconception about white collar crimes is that they are committed only among the wealthy. Anyone, from any socioeconomic background, within any demographic, can be susceptible to being involved in white collar crimes. These…
  • Sep 17

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi
    The terms “assault” and “battery” are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Although they are often used in conjunction, knowing the distinctions between the two can clarify some misconceptions about the crimes. When…
  • Sep 17

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi
    The terms “assault” and “battery” are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Although they are often used in conjunction, knowing the distinctions between the two can clarify some misconceptions about the crimes. When…
Rank this Week: 4078

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Sep 19

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Lots of interesting news this week, so let’s get right to it:   Constitution Day. It was Constitution Day this week, the 227th anniversary of the constitutional convention’s proposal of what became our Constitution. Why not…
  • Sep 18

    You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit

    You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit
    My daughter is awfully fond of this expression (when applied to one of her brothers, of course). Turns out it also is apropos for this week’s court of appeals decision in State v. Shaw. Facts. The defendant in Shaw pled guilty to…
  • Sep 17

    Jail, Prison, or SMCP? A Place of Confinement Chart

    Jail, Prison, or SMCP? A Place of Confinement Chart
    You know I love a chart. I’ve made sex offender charts, Justice Reinvestment charts, maximum sentence charts, and drug trafficking charts. You should see the charts I make for family vacations! Today’s post presents a new chart…
Rank this Week: 4036

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    USA v. Rowland: Fiddling While The Country Crumble

    USA v. Rowland: Fiddling While The Country Crumble
    Editor's Note: John Rowland was convicted today after scarcely any deliberations at all. Why don’t jurors get a pause button, or some other instrument, so that they can stop the government mid-sentence when a prosecutor says something…
  • Sep 19

    Would You Pay A Ransom?

    Would You Pay A Ransom?
    There’s a cold logic in refusing to pay ransom to terrorists: Holding a firm line may well serve as a deterrent to further acts of terror. Destroy the pecuniary incentive for terrorists to kidnap folks, and, the theory goes, there will…
  • Sep 18

    Why Ban Opening Statement

    Why Ban Opening Statement
    During the past year, I've been surprised by the number of times jurors have requested read backs of testimony they just heard only a few days earlier in criminal cases. In some instances, it seems to take almost as long to listen to the…
Rank this Week: 4402

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2783

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4656