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West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    West Virginia Plea Deals: Hard to Withdraw – State v. Frank D.

    West Virginia Plea Deals: Hard to Withdraw – State v. Frank D.
    Plea deals are an important part of the West Virginia criminal justice system that offers certain benefits for both prosecutors and a person charged with a crime. It saves prosecutors the time and effort that comes with a full-blown trial,…
  • Jul 1

    Court OKs 80-Year Sentence in West Virginia Robbery Case – State v. Chapman

    Court OKs 80-Year Sentence in West Virginia Robbery Case – State v. Chapman
    They say that if you commit the crime, you should be prepared to do the time. In many cases, state and federal laws govern just how much time a person should spend behind bars, based on the nature of the crime. In other cases, however,…
  • Jun 30

    Plea Deals and ‘Double Jeopardy’ in West Virginia Drug Cases – State v. Ferrell

    Plea Deals and ‘Double Jeopardy’ in West Virginia Drug Cases – State v. Ferrell
    A plea deal can be an effective tool for a person facing significant criminal charges, often allowing the person to plead guilty to lesser crimes and reduce the potential impact of a conviction. As a recent case out of the West Virginia…
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Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jul 22

    Arizona license suspension for two DUIs in 7 year

    Arizona license suspension for two DUIs in 7 year
    If a driver is convicted of two misdemeanor DUI convictions within 7 years, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department can suspend the driver’s license longer for the second conviction than the first. How much longer? For a first time DUI…
  • Jun 29

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.
    An issue that causes a lot of problems for drivers that comes up frequently is the difference between privilege to drive and possession of a driver’s license. As far as Arizona MVD is concerned, they are not the same thing. This is an…
  • Jun 5

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)
    If someone is convicted for a first time, non-extreme DUI in Arizona under ARS 28-1381(a)(1) or (a)(2), then the interlock requirement is for 12 months, which is the same as for an extreme DUI charge under ARS 28-1382(a)(1). However, for a…
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Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1497

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Oct 1

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case
    Lawyers graduate from law school with a basic knowledge about the law, but many lack practical training. Many learn about basic strategies, but not the in-depth knowledge that’s necessary attack the evidence in the…
  • Sep 25

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger
    IIDs (Ignition Interlock Devices) are used across the US in all states for repeat DUI offenders. It’s a device about the size of an average mobile phone, which lets you start your car after it gauges the alcohol content level in your…
Rank this Week: 3345

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Covers decisions and opinions by The Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court of the United States regarding DUI law, Search and Seizure, and arrest procedures. By George C. Creal Jr.

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
  • Jul 21

    Bostic v State - Trial Court reversed on DUI Probable Cause Denial

    Bostic v State - Trial Court reversed on DUI Probable Cause Denial
    Bostic v. State, A15A0600, Reversed, June 25th, 2015.  Perry Bostic appealed from the Trial Court's denial of his motion to suppress his state-administered alcohol breath test from the Laurens County Superior Court where in the Trial…
  • Jul 21

    Davis v State - Submitting to Authority is not Actually Consent

    Davis v State - Submitting to Authority is not Actually Consent
     Davis v. State, A15A0324-Vac/Rem-June12 2015.  Cameron Davis was convicted after a bench trial of DUI less safe and DUI per se and reckless driving.  Davis contended that his consent to the chemical test of his blood was only…
  • Jun 11

    Jones v State - you can get a DUI with synthetic marijauna

    Jones v State - you can get a DUI with synthetic marijauna
    Jones v. State, A15A1142-AFF-June 9th, 2015. Brandon Jones was found guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) less safe drugs under OCGA 40-6-392(a)(2).  He challenged the sufficiency of the evidence and contended that Count 1 failed…
Rank this Week: 3502

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Probable Cause in Massachusetts Drug Crime Case

    Probable Cause in Massachusetts Drug Crime Case
    In Commonwealth v. Jovani A. Garcia, the defendant was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Two detectives were doing undercover surveillance in a "high crime area" at the prompting of neighbor complaints. One…
  • Jul 1

    Armed Assault with Intent to Murder in Massachusett

    Armed Assault with Intent to Murder in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Rivera, co-defendants were convicted of armed assault with intent to murder, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and armed carjacking. They appealed from their conviction. One claimed the…
  • Jun 15

    Motor Vehicle Homicide in Massachusett

    Motor Vehicle Homicide in Massachusett
    Under G. L. c. 90, § 24G(b), somebody who operates a car or other vehicle recklessly or negligently and endangers the lives of others, and thereby causes another's death, can be convicted of homicide by a motor vehicle. The punishment is…
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duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Jul 20

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DRIVING: DUI EVIDENCE IN ILLINOIS

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DRIVING: DUI EVIDENCE IN ILLINOIS
    To be convicted of DUI in Illinois, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or another drug. To determine if a defendant was really … Continue…
  • Jul 3

    PROPOSED ILLINOIS LAW TAKES MARIJUANA OUT OF THE DUI TRACE LAW

    PROPOSED ILLINOIS LAW TAKES MARIJUANA OUT OF THE DUI TRACE LAW
    A proposed Illinois law would resolve some of the conflict between liberalized marijuana laws and their impact on DUI. Under a current Illinois law, known as the “trace law,” you may be convicted of DUI if you have any unlawful…
  • Jun 18

    “BUT I WASN’T NEAR MY CAR!”: THE “DRIVING” IN ILLINOIS DUI

    “BUT I WASN’T NEAR MY CAR!”: THE “DRIVING” IN ILLINOIS DUI
    If you are walking down the street, it seems reasonable to assume that you aren’t in the act of driving. Yet, under Illinois law, you can be charged with drunk driving even if you are nowhere near your car. How … Continue reading…
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Las Vegas Criminal Defense…

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

By Ross Goodman.

http://www.rossgoodmancriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    4 Questions about OR Release for Arrested Tourists in Las Vegas Answered!

    4 Questions about OR Release for Arrested Tourists in Las Vegas Answered!
    A tourist who got arrested in Las Vegas can be released by posting a bail.  However, if he doesn’t want to post a bail, another way to be released is through an OR Release.1.   What is an OR Release?An OR Release is also…
  • Jun 4

    All About Dual Arrest in Nevada

    All About Dual Arrest in Nevada
    The police officer should identify the primary physical aggressor (PPA) first before arresting one of the parties in a mutual battery case. However, there are situations when law enforcers find it difficult to identify which party is the PPA.…
  • May 11

    4 Common Reasons Why People Kill

    4 Common Reasons Why People Kill
                    Violent crimes such as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, robbery, aggravated assault, forcible rape, etc. are some of the most common crimes committed in the United States.In…
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Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 3385

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1918

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?
    As we’ve discussed in prior  family law blogs, Florida has a parental relocation law, Fla. Stat. 61.13001, that requires a parent relocating more than 50 miles from their residence to obtain the other parent’s formal consent…
  • Jul 3

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right
    Anyone who has ever watched a television or movie crime drama has watched a scene where law enforcement officers go to a hotel or motel and find a critical piece of information by checking the establishment’s records. This is an…
  • Jun 30

    Relative Adoption

    Relative Adoption
    It’s very common for family members to temporarily or permanently care for the child of another relative. Nationally, more than 2.5 million children are being raised by family members other than their parents. Often, these family…
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Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
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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/
  • Jul 16

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou
    Florida judges have a special authority vested upon them to “withhold adjudication” in a criminal matter pursuant to Fla. Stat. §948.01. This means that the person who enters a plea of "no contest" or guilty plea to a felony…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
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Wright Law Group Blog

Wright Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal law topics.

http://wrightlawgroupnv.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Recovery Of Attorney’s Fees In Criminal Cases Attorney Las Vega

    Recovery Of Attorney’s Fees In Criminal Cases Attorney Las Vega
    Recovery Attorney’s Fees In Criminal CasesLas Vegas AttorneyIn the past, it has not been possible for a criminal defendant to recover their attorney’s fees upon acquittal or dismissal of the charges. However, in some instances…
  • Jul 6

    Las Vegas Law Enforcement Agencies Wrongful Use Utility Info

    Las Vegas Law Enforcement Agencies Wrongful Use Utility Info
    Law Enforcement Agencies’ Improper Use Of Utility InformationWe recently reported on teams of law enforcement agents showing up at the private residences of persons who have been issued a registry identification card by the Division of…
  • May 13

    Banks Going After Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Foreclosure

    Banks Going After Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Foreclosure
    Banks are Going After Homeowner’s Associations and The Agencies Conducting Foreclosure Sales Many banks are unwilling to accept the Nevada Supreme Court ruling that Homeowners Associations’ Super-priority Liens are…
Rank this Week: 1998

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law in Florida. By Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2107

Sarena Straus

Sarena Straus

Features musings on criminal law.

http://www.sarenastraus.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Inspiration

    Inspiration
    Alas, it’s been ever so long since I’ve posted on my blog. I’ve been prioritizing the novel work and what I do most when I’m in drafting mode and need inspiration is read books by authors who I think do something that…
  • Sep 11

    How To Make Your Novel Surprise You – Join My Class!

    How To Make Your Novel Surprise You – Join My Class!
    Here is a copy of the blog post I just put on Savvy Authors to give a taste of what we’ll be learning in the seminar I’m teaching starting on September 15.
  • Jan 23

    Overcoming The Re-Write Rut

    Overcoming The Re-Write Rut
    Well, it sure is cold here in the North East, but I haven’t been hibernating.  I’ve been re-writing my young adult novel.  As a mom, full-time attorney and writer, something has to give and if I need to write, it usually…
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Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
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Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees; It Pays to Fight Every Traffic Ticket!

    Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees; It Pays to Fight Every Traffic Ticket!
    Since 2003, the State of Michigan collects Driver Responsibility Fees against driver’s when excessive points are abstracted on a person’s driving record (Category 1 Offenses). Fees are also collected for specific offenses,…
  • Jul 3

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN
    In Michigan, the offense of embezzlement is a crime of opportunity which is committed by someone who is in a position of trust (such as a cashier or teller) or in a special position to care for the property of another (accountant). The…
  • Mar 24

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime
    A recent article in the Detroit Free Press says what I have been wanting to say about forfeitures, “Justifiable Seizures Or Legal Shakedowns by the Police?” The article makes several observations: -Michigan gets a D- as being one…
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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/
  • Jul 14

    “Bill Cosby Is Innocent…”

    “Bill Cosby Is Innocent…”
    …says my friend Whoopi Goldberg. In defending Bill Cosby, she stated, “The bottom line is, that’s the law.” She added,”Innocent until proven guilty.” In illustrating the importance of due process, Whoopi…
  • Jun 29

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?
    INTRODUCTION It has just been revealed that all six of the criminally charged Baltimore police officers, who were involved in the arrest of now deceased Freddie Gray, provided statements to law enforcement investigators. At the time of this…
  • Jun 22

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!
    This one really gets me. Two parents from Florida were arrested for felony child neglect. What did they do? Starve their child? Deprive their child of needed medical care? Leave the child abandoned on the streets for days with no food,…
Rank this Week: 1811

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Jul 11

    Is using a hand held mobile phone a primary offense?

    Is using a hand held mobile phone a primary offense?
    Yes. In Washington State you can be stopped just for using your cell phone hand held. (which means holding up against your ear) Sometimes these stops will lead to more serious charges such as DUI's. Using your cell phone…
  • Jun 20

    How long is SR-22 Insurance for a Physical Control conviction?

    How long is SR-22 Insurance for a Physical Control conviction?
    You will be required to have SR-22 Insurance for 3 years on a Physical Control conviction. This is also the same for DUI and Reckless Driving convictions.
  • Jun 15

    How soon will I have to report to Jail on a DUI conviction?

    How soon will I have to report to Jail on a DUI conviction?
    Typically, the Court will give you thirty (30) days at the Sentencing Hearing to report to Jail. However, if you need longer and have a good enough reason the Court may grant a longer period. You will not usually be...
Rank this Week: 3449

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    ORDEAL SHOWS PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE IS CRUCIAL IN OHIO OVI CASES

    ORDEAL SHOWS PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE IS CRUCIAL IN OHIO OVI CASES
    When authorities found Donna Wardell in her Chevrolet Impala, the car was upside-down, held in the air by part of the utility pole she just hit (see the story at app.com).  Medics pulled her out of the car through the windshield and…
  • Jul 4

    WHO IS PROTECTING OUR CONSTITUTION NOW?

    WHO IS PROTECTING OUR CONSTITUTION NOW?
    It’s Independence Day. We’re celebrating our freedom, and we’re celebrating everything which makes the U.S.A. a great nation. One thing which makes this nation great is it’s ultimately governed by laws, not people. The…
  • Jun 27

    STOP FOR MINOR OFFENSE OUTSIDE OFFICER’S JURISDICTION IS UNLAWFUL

    STOP FOR MINOR OFFENSE OUTSIDE OFFICER’S JURISDICTION IS UNLAWFUL
    Suppose you are driving around Columbus on I-270 and an officer pulls you over for speeding. The officer gets out of his cruiser and walks up to your car. When the officer reaches your window, you see on his uniform he is from the Cincinnati…
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Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    2015 Case Results at Urbelis Law

    2015 Case Results at Urbelis Law
    We are not even halfway through 2015, but Urbelis Law has already had a very busy, and productive year with great results for our clients! Below is a list of cases that resolved very favorably for our clients since January 1st of 2015. We…
  • Feb 23

    Massachusetts Judge Changes Mind on Evidence in Aaron Hernandez's Criminal Trial

    Massachusetts Judge Changes Mind on Evidence in Aaron Hernandez's Criminal Trial
    In a former blog post, I blogged about how in December the Bristol County Superior Court judge in Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder trial ruled that the text messages exchanged between Odin Lloyd and his sister, Shaquilla Thibou, minutes…
  • Feb 2

    Aaron Hernandez Trial, Part 2: Prosecution begins its Case

    Aaron Hernandez Trial, Part 2: Prosecution begins its Case
    Good afternoon. Once again I'm Boston criminal defense attorney Ben Urbelis. This is my second video update on the Aaron Hernandez first-degree murder trial. The prosecution began putting forth its case after opening statements by calling…
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Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Jul 9

    What is an Armed Career Criminal?

    What is an Armed Career Criminal?
    The Armed Career Criminal “Armed career criminal” – sounds pretty serious, right? Well for purposes of federal criminal law it most definitely is. The term applies to a select group of individuals who the federal government…
  • May 27

    Utah Law Reform: Drug Possession No Longer A Felony

    Utah Law Reform: Drug Possession No Longer A Felony
    Drug Possession Is A Common Offense In a sweeping move which was totally unexpected and unusual (for Utah), the Utah Legislature effectively passed legislation to reduce the population in its jails and prisons by significant numbers.…
  • Apr 22

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea
    Requirements to Withdraw a Plea When a defendant enters into a plea negotiation with the State he has to waive all of his pretrial rights such as his right to remain silent, his right to the presumption of innocence, his … Continue…
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Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Jul 9

    Rule 412 and the Admissibility of a Victim’s Sexual Behavior

    Rule 412 and the Admissibility of a Victim’s Sexual Behavior
    What is Rule 412? Rule 412 of the Utah Rules of Evidence prohibits the admission of evidence, in criminal cases alleging sexual misconduct, of the victim’s past sexual behavior or predisposition. For example, in a rape case, the…
  • Jun 11

    When Character Evidence is Admissible In Utah Court

    When Character Evidence is Admissible In Utah Court
    Criminal Cases Often Involve Character Evidence Over the centuries of common law, a prohibition against introducing evidence of a person’s character developed so as to avoid influencing juries and judges to find either for or against a…
  • May 19

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial
    The Alimony Statute The Utah Alimony Statute, Utah Code § 30-3-5(8), articulates seven factors that a court must consider in making an alimony determination: (i) the financial condition and needs of the recipient spouse; (ii) the…
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Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Covers issues related to DUI/DWI, and criminal defense in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    Tougher Minnesota DWI Laws Lower Threshold for Gross Misdemeanor

    Tougher Minnesota DWI Laws Lower Threshold for Gross Misdemeanor
    Minnesotans who drive drunk can expect stiffer penalties come August. Drivers found to have blood-alcohol concentrations of .16% or higher will now face gross misdemeanors – .04% lower than the previous .20% threshold. The move arrives…
  • Jun 4

    Pedal Pubs: Minneapolis Water Attack Highlights Open Container Debate

    Pedal Pubs: Minneapolis Water Attack Highlights Open Container Debate
    The recent water gun attack by 6 people on a Minneapolis pedal pub has brought the debate over the moving bars back into the spotlight – leaving some to question, “how are pedal pubs legal when the vehicle is partly operated by…
  • May 4

    Minnesota Whiskey Plates for DUI: What You Need to Know

    Minnesota Whiskey Plates for DUI: What You Need to Know
    If you’ve been driving on Minnesota roadways for a while now, you’ve probably noticed them – the plain-looking license plates with white backgrounds and blue fonts. These special registration plates are distinguished from…
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The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    Tougher Minnesota DWI Laws Lower Threshold for Gross Misdemeanor

    Tougher Minnesota DWI Laws Lower Threshold for Gross Misdemeanor
    Minnesotans who drive drunk can expect stiffer penalties come August. Drivers found to have blood-alcohol concentrations of .16% or higher will now face gross misdemeanors – .04% lower than the previous .20% threshold. The move arrives…
  • Jun 4

    Pedal Pubs: Minneapolis Water Attack Highlights Open Container Debate

    Pedal Pubs: Minneapolis Water Attack Highlights Open Container Debate
    The recent water gun attack by 6 people on a Minneapolis pedal pub has brought the debate over the moving bars back into the spotlight – leaving some to question, “how are pedal pubs legal when the vehicle is partly operated by…
  • May 4

    Minnesota Whiskey Plates for DUI: What You Need to Know

    Minnesota Whiskey Plates for DUI: What You Need to Know
    If you’ve been driving on Minnesota roadways for a while now, you’ve probably noticed them – the plain-looking license plates with white backgrounds and blue fonts. These special registration plates are distinguished from…
Rank this Week: 2589

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Jul 9

    Florida’s Rule on Completion of the DHSMV approved 4-Hour Basic Driver Improvement Course

    Florida’s Rule on Completion of the DHSMV approved 4-Hour Basic Driver Improvement Course
    For certain types of traffic violations, Florida Statutes 322.0261 requires completion of a 4-hour Basic Driver Improvement course approved by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Those offenses include but are not limited to…
  • May 22

    The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective

    The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective
    On Wednesday, I was combing through records for the one-and-only Intoxilyzer 8000 breathalyzer that belongs to the New Port Richey Police Department (NPRPD). The Serial Number of the breath test machine is 80-001064. As I was scrolling…
  • Apr 19

    Definition of “Business Purposes Only” Drivers License

    Definition of “Business Purposes Only” Drivers License
    Many of our clients ask us about the definition of the “Business Purposes Only” restriction placed on a Florida Driver License. The restriction can occur after a DUI arrest while the attorney is fighting the administrative…
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Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    The Five Most Common Illegally Used Drugs in Texa

    The Five Most Common Illegally Used Drugs in Texa
    The possession and distribution of illegal drugs is a common criminal offense in Texas and throughout the United States. The substances for which individuals are arrested for possessing and selling vary from state to state; some drugs are…
  • Jun 16

    Drug Possessions in McKinney, Texa

    Drug Possessions in McKinney, Texa
    Drug possession is a serious crime in Texas, and it makes up a large percentage of criminal arrests. Indeed, Texas has some of the strictest laws when it comes to controlled substances and drug possession. According to a report…
  • Jun 10

    Drug Charges in Collin County, Texa

    Drug Charges in Collin County, Texa
    While drug charges are serious offenses anywhere in the country, drug crimes in Texas carry particularly severe penalties. To be sure, our state is known for having some of the toughest drug laws in the U.S. As such, being charged…Read…
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PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    How is Bail Set in Pennsylvania?

    How is Bail Set in Pennsylvania?
    Most suspects who are brought into custody are eligible to be released on bail while awaiting trial.  However, bail is not the same for everyone who is taken into custody.  In this article, our criminal defense lawyers will explain…
  • Jul 9

    Does Pennsylvania Have Concealed Carry Reciprocity?

    Does Pennsylvania Have Concealed Carry Reciprocity?
    In 2013, 27-year-old Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was pulled over for a routine traffic stop while driving through New Jersey.  Wanting to be compliant, Allen indicated that she had a .380 caliber handgun in her purse.  Allen…
  • Jul 6

    Reasons Why Criminal Charges Would Be Dropped

    Reasons Why Criminal Charges Would Be Dropped
    If criminal charges have been filed against you or one of your loved ones, try not to panic.  Many cases never make it to trial, and depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible that the charges will be dropped.…
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Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    Military DUI? Who Will Punish You?

    Military DUI? Who Will Punish You?
    If you get a military DUI you can be punished by three different (and overlapping) authorities.  The first potential punishment comes from the civilian courts and includes a loss of driving privileges, fines, incarceration and other…
  • Jul 8

    Charles M. Rowland II, OVI Defense Attorney

    Charles M. Rowland II, OVI Defense Attorney
    Charles M. Rowland II is 100 percent focused on OVI defense. By concentrating exclusively on defending clients who are accused of drunk driving, he is able to provide the very best representation possible. He is: Experienced – He has…
  • Jul 8

    How Wine Created Democracy

    How Wine Created Democracy
    If you could wander around the Aegean coast around 700 B.C. you would find an abundance of alcohol; wine specifically. The libation was a mainstay of Hellenistic society and it was used to honor the gods, as currency, as medicine, as a…
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The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

Answers common questions about arrest and court proceedings for Columbus, Ohio residents

http://www.columbuscriminaldefenseattorney.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • Jul 8

    Can a good lawyer win every criminal case?

    Can a good lawyer win every criminal case?
    It depends on who you ask. Gerry Spence, one of the best trial lawyers in America, says “yes.”  Others say to forget about ever winning against the government. Gerry Spence, one of America’s greatest trial lawyers, says…
  • May 7

    Todd Long wins Insanity Case

    Todd Long wins Insanity Case
    Our client, a 57-year old Columbus area woman, received a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict last week acquitting her of Burglary and Theft in connection with a break-in and theft of personal property from her neighbor’s home. Our…
  • Apr 7

    Columbus lawyer Todd A. Long wins major drug trafficking case

    Columbus lawyer Todd A. Long wins major drug trafficking case
    Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit trafficking in heroin by a jury in Lancaster (Fairfield County) Ohio. Hope was accused of being the supplier…
Rank this Week: 3835

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

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

    Teenage Sex Offender Sentenced Harshly

    Teenage Sex Offender Sentenced Harshly
    Convicted sex-offenderZachery AndersonOften, our law firm represents someone accused of criminal sexual conduct. In such cases, one of the penalties is being listed on the sex offender registry -known as SORA in the industry- as a component…
  • Jun 12

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient
    Justice Richard BernsteinYesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court, in one of Justice Richard Bernstein's first opinions, held that when a husband-wife medical marijuana operation is not conducted in strict accord with the Medical Marijuana Act,…
  • Oct 21

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention
    By:  Brent ScottSocial acceptance and decriminalization has equated to more people getting behind the wheel after they have consumed marijuana.  However, unlike alcohol, there is no standard measurement to determine whether someone…
Rank this Week: 4835

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Jul 7

    Marijuana - Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.

    Marijuana - Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.
    Live Podcast Interview with Chris Legier @ Show 1002 Guest: Gilbert Garcia, Attorney Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm Topics Include: How do the recent laws concerning marijuana prohibition apply to freedom and citizens rights? What should I do if…
  • Jun 18

    Elements of a Traditional Wiretap

    Elements of a Traditional Wiretap
    The government intercepts the phone calls of suspect criminals through the use of a wiretap. Wiretaps are search warrants that allow a law enforcement agency to eavesdrop on phone calls or internet communications (E.g. cell, land line, Skype…
  • Jun 11

    The Basics of How a Wiretap Work

    The Basics of How a Wiretap Work
    Every American citizen has a reasonable expectation of privacy. This Constitutional protection applies to many aspects of modern life. It extends over things such as a person's house, car, and telephone. However, the government can get past…
Rank this Week: 2119

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Jul 6

    Ostrich Instruction - Boilerplate Rule

    Ostrich Instruction - Boilerplate Rule
    UNITED STATES V. MACIAS, No. 13-2166 POSNER, Circuit Judge. The defendant was convicted of conspiring to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2, and of conducting an unlicensed...
  • Jun 22

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)
    On June 15, 2015, Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro filed his brief in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Acasio Sanchez. USA v. Acasio Sanchez, No. 15-1356. Mr. Petro represented Mr. Sanchez in the...
  • May 22

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
    One of Chicago’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Criminal defense attorney, Michael J.…
Rank this Week: 4129

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Jul 6

    The E-2 Improvement Act

    The E-2 Improvement Act
    On April 9th, 2015, Florida Congressman David Jolly (R) introduced a bill “The E-2 Improvement Act” that could have a significant and beneficial impact on E-2 Treaty Investor Visa holders whose ultimate desire is to obtain…
  • Jun 23

    Possible Visa Services Interruption

    Possible Visa Services Interruption
    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are…
  • Jun 8

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
    On June 5, 2015, USCIS reopened the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting new H-2B workers with an employment start date between April 1 and September 30,…
Rank this Week: 3731

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 5

    Dieting with Dignity

    Dieting with Dignity
    In my short lifetime (they’re all short, when it comes down to it), I was taught that eating eggs was bad for you. Then it wasn’t. I was taught that you should eat a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to live a healthy lifestyle.…
  • Jul 4

    Celebrating the Fourth

    Celebrating the Fourth
    In a way, it is fitting that July 4th is the big celebration of American – United States – freedom. As ConstitutionFacts.com notes: July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence…
  • Jun 11

    Insuring That All Lives Matter

    Insuring That All Lives Matter
    Yes, that’s insuring, and not, ensuring, although I believe one can lead to the other. And I didn’t use any hashtag in the title here because, although I know about the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter controversy,…
Rank this Week: 4395

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    2015 4th of July DUI Patrol - Ghost car

    2015 4th of July DUI Patrol - Ghost car
    DPS unveils 'ghost' cars for 4th of July DUI enforcement. The new 'ghost' cars have police graphics that make them hard to spot when driving. Each holiday weekend DPS arrest 300-400 people for driving while impaired. Last year alone,…
  • Apr 3

    How do I get my license back after an ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension?

    How do I get my license back after an ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension?
    How do I get my license back after the ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se Suspension? The ARS 28-1385 Admin Per Se suspension is 90 days. The first 30 days there is absolutely no driving. If you finish an alcohol screening (1 hour meeting with…
  • Feb 28

    What is an Admin Per Se Suspension in Arizona?

    What is an Admin Per Se Suspension in Arizona?
    What is the Admin Per Se? 1)   When you are accused of a DUI, MVD or the Police Officer will suspend your license for 90 days. This is the Admin Per Se Implied Consent suspension. If you refuse the blood or breath test your license…
Rank this Week: 3111

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Bill Mange. Covers Texas criminal defense.

http://www.criminal-attorney-austin-texas.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Read The Labels – Alcohol Could Be Lurking

    Read The Labels – Alcohol Could Be Lurking
    If you’re using an Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”), or anything like that, do yourself a favor. Go through your house, read the labels on everything you have, and if the label says anything about alcohol, throw it away.…
  • Jun 30

    Elections Have Consequences, and So Do United States Supreme Court Decision

    Elections Have Consequences, and So Do United States Supreme Court Decision
    Many recall that President Obama said in January of 2009 that “elections have consequences.” Some took that as a polite way of saying “I won. You lost. You won’t repeal the Affordable Care Act.” Many will recall…
  • Jun 4

    You Should Have Been Free To Leave, Mr. Rodriguez

    You Should Have Been Free To Leave, Mr. Rodriguez
    I’ve got an iPhone and android app that will help you avoid getting arrested and teach you some rules on what to do if you are pulled over. And it’s that second topic of what to do if you are pulled over that I want to focus on…
Rank this Week: 2638

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/
  • Jul 2

    Beating A Traffic Stop In Okaloosa County For DUI Because Of Faulty Equipment On Your Car or Truck

    Beating A Traffic Stop In Okaloosa County For DUI Because Of Faulty Equipment On Your Car or Truck
    How An Attorney Can Beat A DUI In Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County After A Stop For “Faulty” Equipment One of the best ways to get a good result in a DUI case is to file a Motion to Suppress when there is a…
  • Jul 1

    False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For False Imprisonment in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County In Florida, we frequently see the violent felony offenses of False Imprisonment & Kidnapping charged in correlation…
  • Jun 24

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For Kidnapping in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Statute 787.01 defines kidnapping as a person without legal authority, to forcibly, secretly or by threat, confine,…
Rank this Week: 2325

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 1

    Life-Altering False Allegation

    Life-Altering False Allegation
    A long-time client was recently accused of inappropriately touching his daughter while she bathed.   I handled the original custody matter when the child was only six (6) months old.  My client, we will call him…
  • Jun 16

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?

    Could Your College Fake ID Come Back To Haunt You Years Later?
    Do you remember being a teenager and longing for your 21st birthday? The temptation of getting a fake ID was too much, and you finally caved in. Fast-forward 15 years later… You can potentially be charged with a felony or ……
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
Rank this Week: 3881

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Jul 1

    Updates on Cases, Media, Editing

    Updates on Cases, Media, Editing
    Today, I had the honor to be interviewed by Celeste Headlee, the host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought. We talked about the Georgia Supreme Court’s recent set of cases, both criminal and civil. Check out…
  • Apr 11

    The Importance of Lawyerly Agnosticism

    The Importance of Lawyerly Agnosticism
    Recently Scott Greenfield wrote about David Aylor’s rather noisy departure from accused murderer, Michael Slager’s case. So much went wrong and was analyzed in the post. But there’s one piece of it that I want to emphasize…
  • Apr 8

    A Connection and Valuable Lesson from the Alma Mater

    A Connection and Valuable Lesson from the Alma Mater
    Over the weekend, I received a package from my undergraduate school, Mercer University. Generally, when I receive correspondence from Mercer, Georgia State, or Emory, it’s alumni spam. This was in a hand-addressed manilla envelope. I…
Rank this Week: 3953

Peter Albani Law Blog

Peter Albani Law Blog

Covers criminal laws and the legal processes in Denver, CO.

http://www.peteralbanilaw.com/denver-criminal-defense-blog/
  • Jul 1

    Common Sex Assault Questions About Consent And Intoxication

    Common Sex Assault Questions About Consent And Intoxication
    Sexual assault is a topic that can make many people feel uncomfortable. It is one that many people have a strong opinion about, especially when it comes to issues around what constitutes “consent”. When one or both people have…
  • Jun 2

    When To Hire A Denver DUI Attorney

    When To Hire A Denver DUI Attorney
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Colorado, you may be wondering when to hire a Denver DUI attorney. It may be tempting to try to resolve the situation yourself in an attempt to just make the matter “go away,” either by…
  • Apr 28

    WHAT IS COLORADO’S CHILD HEARSAY LAW?

    WHAT IS COLORADO’S CHILD HEARSAY LAW?
     In Colorado, the Child Hearsay Statute is designed to aid the prosecution of Sexual Assault on a Child and Child Abuse cases. If you, or a loved one, or a friend are charged with Sexual Assault on a Child, Sex Assault on a Child –…
Rank this Week: 2805

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Consequences of Arrests in Florida

    Consequences of Arrests in Florida
    An arrest, even when no trial results, or when the arrestee is found innocent, has far-reaching consequences. Arrests are matters of public record and they can affect a person’s ability to get a job, find housing, get into college, and…
  • Jun 29

    Disorderly Conduct

    Disorderly Conduct
    When a person causes a disturbance in a public place, disorderly conduct charges may result. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor, and the charges may not seem serious. However, the real cost of a disorderly conduct arrest or conviction is…
  • Jun 26

    Cell Phones and Searche

    Cell Phones and Searche
    With advances in technology come changes in the law. One area of criminal law that has a significant impact on today’s society deals with cell phones and searches. Today, nearly everyone has a cell phone and cell phones can contain…
Rank this Week: 1769

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Help! The Florida Highway Patrol Stole My Vehicle

    Help! The Florida Highway Patrol Stole My Vehicle
    Demanding the Adversarial Preliminary Hearing under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Division of Florida Highway Patrol has increased the frequency in which is it seizing…
  • May 25

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case
    When was the last time you received a Brady Notice?Many believe that prosecutors will start to take a different approach to disclosing Brady material as a result of the recent amendments to Rule 3.113. The courses are intended to teach…
  • May 8

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida
    What happens if your car did not actually come into contact with any other car involved in the crash? If you look in the rear view mirror and see a crash behind you are you required to stop and render aid? Can you be charged with "hit and…
Rank this Week: 4522

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridaabogadocriminal.com/
Rank this Week: 1885