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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: 1891

DUI Blogger

DUI Blogger

This blog covers DUI law, science, and policy. Topics include celebrity DUI arrests, DUI consequences, and DUI legislation. Published by Southern California criminal defense lawyer, Neil Shouse.

http://www.duiblogger.com/
  • Jun 17

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?

    Can Police in California take Forced DUI Blood Draws?
    You are driving home from drinks with friends when you are stopped by the police. After you fail field sobriety tests, the officer asks you to agree to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). You decline....
  • May 28

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California

    Distracted Driving Accidents May Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in California
    In California, driving under the influence is a crime. Using a handheld cell phone, or texting while driving, on the other hand, is a mere traffic violation under Penal Code 23123, also known as California’s “distracted driving” law.…
  • May 20

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?

    .05 BAC as the New Legal Standard?
    The National Transportation Safety Board has called on all 50 states to reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration by more than a third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent. The recommendation was one of 19 made in a safety report…
Rank this Week: 1925

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Miami drug, domestic violence, and sex crime news. By the Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas.

http://www.floridacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death
    In a move that is becoming increasingly common, individuals who provide controlled substances to people who later die as a direct result of abusing those drugs are being held criminally responsible for those deaths. Our Miami defense lawyers…
  • Jun 3

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule
    If you are arrested in Miami for a felony or certain types of serious crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police have a right to forcibly withdraw a sample of your DNA. It doesn't matter that you haven't been convicted. It doesn't…
  • May 28

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest
    Two Florida teenagers engaged in consensual sex. This happens every single day, and no one hardly bats an eye. But in this case, our Miami criminal defense lawyers understand, the two teens are both female. While some might find that…
Rank this Week: 2328

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Covers Iowa criminal law news.

http://www.stowerslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa
    There currently exist many federal statutes governing criminal activity. One of the most important and commonly invoked federal statutes is 21 U.S.C. § 841. This federal statute governs federal drug laws. It can be very complicated and…
Rank this Week: 1803

Nashville Criminal Lawer FAQ's

Nashville Criminal Lawer FAQ's

Covers DUIs and criminal defense issues. By the Law Office of Russell F. Thomas.

http://www.russellthomaslaw.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • Apr 26

    What do I wear to court?

    What do I wear to court?
    I am commonly asked by Nashville DUI and criminal defense client’s what they should wear to court. I tell all client’s that it is better to be “over-dressed” than “under-dressed” and suggest they wear…
  • Feb 4

    Where Can I Find Out How To Reinstate My Tennessee Drivers License That Has Been Revoked Or Suspended?

    Where Can I Find Out How To Reinstate My Tennessee Drivers License That Has Been Revoked Or Suspended?
    Reinstating a license can be an expensive and complicated process depending on the reason(s) for your suspension.  It often involves clearing hurdles with both local and state offices. The best place to start is on the Department of…
  • Jan 22

    Where Can I Get An Ignition Interlock Device Installed In My Car?

    Where Can I Get An Ignition Interlock Device Installed In My Car?
    If you are court ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your car, you must use a state certified provider.  For a link to a directory of all certified providers in the state, click here. If you or someone you know has…
Rank this Week: 2003

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

Covers Seattle DUI and criminal law.

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

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

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

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

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

    Why More Punishment Doesn’t Work for Discouraging DUI

    Why More Punishment Doesn’t Work for Discouraging DUI
    Last week (or maybe two weeks ago now) the City of Seattle suffered the tragic loss of two people, the significant injury of two more, and probably another life lost behind a jail cell. The incident I’m referring to is Mark…
Rank this Week: 1795

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

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

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

    Drug Dog's Nose Violates 4th Amendment Right

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

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

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

    Are BB Guns Firearms?

    Are BB Guns Firearms?
    Question: Is a BB gun a firearm for purposes of Wisconsin’s laws prohibiting possession of a firearm by a felon?Answer: A BB gun is not a firearm under Wisconsin laws.As well, air guns, spring guns and blow guns are not classified as…
Rank this Week: 1983

Songy Law Blog

Songy Law Blog

Covers Mississippi law. By Joseph D. Songy.

http://songylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake
    One of the defining moments of an individual in any industry is getting employment to a position that they like and one that is well rewarding. To get such a position, a person has to invest in conducting a proper … Continue reading…
  • Mar 14

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident
    Although construction companies are required to ensure that every construction site is free from potential danger through routine inspections with safety engineers and safety programs, construction site accidents lead to thousands of injuries…
  • Mar 4

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger
    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, have undoubtedly become a part of our culture. Posting information online can be a way for you to express political views, personal achievements, distaste for your employers, and your…
Rank this Week: 2499

The Law Offices of David Stein…

The Law Offices of David Stein Blog

Covers privacy and technology.

http://www.familylawdc.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2474

Wisconsin Criminal Law

Wisconsin Criminal Law

Covers Wisconsin criminal laws and cases. By Christopher Van Wagner.

http://wisconsincriminallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 26

    THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?

    THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?
    “THE SCORN OF KIDDIE PORN, OR JUST AN INNOCENT MISTAKE, OFFICER?”
  • Nov 4

    When can you pull the gun?

    When can you pull the gun?
    Caller: What is the definition of the word threatened? What does it mean? When can you pull the gun?If a person is carrying concealed, they will be more likely to use a gun to protect themselves.
  • Nov 4

    Carrying Concealed Weapon Law & Protecting Family, Home & Property

    Carrying Concealed Weapon Law & Protecting Family, Home & Property
    Caller: Can I use a gun to protect my family in my home and my property with the new CCW law?Let’s break that down into two questions. First, does the new concealed carry law allow you to protect your family in your home?
Rank this Week: 1982

Abolish Life Without Parole…

Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences for Children in the USA

Covers the imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles.

http://abolish-jlwop.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time
    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Times Newsletter   Please go to this link to read the entire newsletter. Here is an excerpt:In the Courts: Are Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
  • Jun 25

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth
     by Efren Paredes, Jr. Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion abolishing life without parole (LWOP) sentences for the 2,500 prisoners across the U.S. who were condemned to die in prison for crimes they were convicted of as juveniles.
  • Feb 17

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing…

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing infographics at: http://infographiclist.com/2012/02/17/juvenile-life-without-parole-sentencing-infographic/#comment-1777
Rank this Week: 2516

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: 2427

Fraud, Phishing and Financial…

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds

Covers identity theft.

http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam
    Identity thieves seem to like to target the government. With April 15th, nearing, the news is awash with fraudsters using other people's identities to claim an earned income tax credit worth thousands of dollars. Of course, we should feel…
  • Jul 7

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information
    About a week ago, I was made aware of a fraud group operating from a Tampa, Florida number, who were calling people and using some pretty heavy-handed tactics to collect (steal) money. Interestingly enough, the person that let me know about…
  • Jan 2

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?
    For the past six months or so, this blog was put on hold. I could come up with a lot of excuses why it was put on hold -- such as increased workload and job responsibilities -- but I probably just needed a break from writing.Now that I am…
Rank this Week: 1894

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: 2402

Brrown Law Blog

Brrown Law Blog

Covers criminal law, family law and religious freedom.

http://www.browncriminaldefense.com/
  • Sep 10

    Idaho Bans All Religious Texts from Charter School

    Idaho Bans All Religious Texts from Charter School
    In a seriously disturbing case, the Idaho Public Charter School Commission has banned all texts and books deemed to be religious. This ban even applies to religious texts and books that are regularly used to teach history and literature.…
  • Sep 10

    Cops Bill Woman for Unsuccessful Forced Cavity Search

    Cops Bill Woman for Unsuccessful Forced Cavity Search
    The Las Cruces, New Mexico metro narcotics had “credible evidence from a reliable source” that a local woman was concealing up to one ounce of heroin. Upon this information, the police obtained a warrant, and when they didn’t find…
  • Sep 5

    The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination

    The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination
    The Orange County Business Journal recently published an article entitled “The Ten Commandments of Religious Discrimination.” It’s a quick primer for employers regarding what they can, cannot, and must do regarding religion in the…
Rank this Week: 2221

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 2493

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
Rank this Week: 2045

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelescriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Long Beach Residents Arrested In Connection With UCLA And UC Irvine Burglarie

    Long Beach Residents Arrested In Connection With UCLA And UC Irvine Burglarie
    According to KTLA, two Long Beach residents have been arrested on a suspicion of committing burglaries on the campuses of UCLA, UC Irvine and several other University of California campuses.
  • Aug 4

    North Hollywood Man Charged In Los Angeles Arson

    North Hollywood Man Charged In Los Angeles Arson
    The Sacramento Bee reports that a North Hollywood man, Kurt Billie, has been charged with setting 10 fires in 3 days in the San Fernando Valley. The fires are considered part of a larger arson spree that caused nearly $1 million damage. The…
  • Jul 25

    New Suspects Arrested In Bryan Stow Beating Case - Initial Suspect Giovanni Ramirez To Be Exonerated

    New Suspects Arrested In Bryan Stow Beating Case - Initial Suspect Giovanni Ramirez To Be Exonerated
    The Los Angeles Times reports that two new suspects have been charged in the brutal Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow. Reports indicate that Louise Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, both of Rialto were identified as suspects in the beating…
Rank this Week: 2393

Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Defense Weekly

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

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

    Closing down

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

    Where next?

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

    first edition of July

    first edition of July
    From this week’s intro:
Rank this Week: 2488

New York Criminal Defense Journal

New York Criminal Defense Journal

Covers New York criminal law and DWI information. By John P. Pettinella.

http://newyorkcriminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    Case Updates - People v. Anonymou

    Case Updates - People v. Anonymou
    Attorney John Pettinella recently disposed of a criminal matter in a local Westchester Criminal Court by successfully negotiating two violation pleas for his client (violations in New York State are not crimes). The client was charged with…
  • Jul 7

    Assault and Westchester Domestic Violence Court - Part 1: Overview

    Assault and Westchester Domestic Violence Court - Part 1: Overview
    This article is the first in a series explaining the process by which Westchester County criminal lawyers defend matters in the Westchester County Domestic Violence Part. The article will focus on misdemeanor and felony assault charges, one…
  • Jul 7

    The Consequences of Refusing to Submit to a Chemical Test (Refusing to Blow)

    The Consequences of Refusing to Submit to a Chemical Test (Refusing to Blow)
    New York Criminal Defense Lawyer John Pettinella often represents clients who refuse to take a breath test or other chemical test in connection with a Driving While Intoxicated (VTL 1192.2, 1192.2a, or 1192.3 among others) or Driving While…
Rank this Week: 1782

The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law…

The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law Blog

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

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

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

    Sex-Change Surgery for Transgender Inmates?

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

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

    Christian Longo's Plea: "After you execute me, please harvest my organs."
    Christian Longo is on Oregon's death row, convicted of brutally murdering his wife and three small children.  A healthy man aged 37, Longo has made an interesting humanitarian proposal.  He will drop his appeal of the death sentence. …
Rank this Week: 2270

Long Island Criminal Trial Law

Long Island Criminal Trial Law

Offers ideas and updates on law, procedure, and tactics to aid trial lawyers (and others) involved with allegations of wrongdoing. By Anthony Colleluori.

http://colleluorilaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2421

Tampa Attorney Gives Law Updates

Tampa Attorney Gives Law Updates

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

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

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

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

    Three Miami Officers Indicted for Lying in Federal Court

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

    Judge Vacates Tampa Man's Life Sentence

    Judge Vacates Tampa Man's Life Sentence
    On March 11, 2005 Jamar J. Green was sentenced to serve LIFE in prison for a drug trafficking charge. After years of appeals and post-conviction motions, an appeals court ruled that the jury's verdict of guilty as to "Armed Trafficking in…
Rank this Week: 2530

Sex Crime Defender Blog

Sex Crime Defender Blog

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

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

    WAYS TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

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

    New scanners break child porn law

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

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission has put out a powerpoint presentation that hits a bunch of current topics related to child pornography sentencing and related isses like proper probation conditions, restrictions on internet usage and other…
Rank this Week: 2135

Fight 'Em 'Til We Can't

Fight 'Em 'Til We Can't

A Montana criminal defense blog.

http://mtcrimlaw.com
  • Dec 14

    Just because there’s a body, that doesn’t mean there’s a crime.

    Just because there’s a body, that doesn’t mean there’s a crime.
    Kudos to law enforcement officials in Yellowstone County who decided to release Daisy Rae Morast today. Morast had been held in the county jail since Saturday for the stabbing death of her husband, Jason Morast. Today, Billings police Sgt.…
  • Jul 1

    The Sweet Sound of “Not Guilty”

    The Sweet Sound of “Not Guilty”
    I saw a jury deliver a “Not Guilty” verdict today. I had nothing to do with the case but it was still an exhilarating moment. There’s nothing quite like that tension, anxiety, and fear in those moments when the judge asks the jury if…
  • Sep 21

    Woman finds ‘Goldilocks’ snoring in her son’s bed

    Woman finds ‘Goldilocks’ snoring in her son’s bed
    Judge Susan Watters set bail at $5,000 after rejecting a request that he be released without bail. Public defender Richard Phillips, who made the request, said Mullins had been receiving mental-health counseling. @.
Rank this Week: 1745

Defending Those People

Defending Those People

A public defender blog. By Albert Clifford.

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

    Why Fight for Those People?

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

    The Challenging nature of PD work

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

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th
    The choice couldn't be more clear. McCain is such a liar:Evaluating McCain's misleading adsObama brings hope for change. McCain is hoping to win because he can confuse people into accepting the big lie that Obama is Muslim, Arab, a terrorist,…
Rank this Week: 1736

Juvienation

Juvienation

Covers developments in juvenile justice. By Mark Sorkin.

http://juvienation.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    After 388 posts in less than 365 days, nearly 40,000 visitors and 191 comments, I have decided to put Juvienation on hiatus until further notice. Please feel free to rummage through the archives, refer to the blogroll and further reading page…
  • Jul 6

    Juvienation on Vacation

    Juvienation on Vacation
    I’m off to Italy this afternoon and won’t be posting any updates while I’m traveling. Please feel free to comb through the archives and hit the links on the blogroll while the site is on hiatus. If you’re looking for updates on the…
  • Jul 3

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth
    An editorial in today’s Times offers strong support for the “comprehensive approach” to juvenile justice reform that informs the Senate’s JJDPA reauthorization bill (background here). “This bill represents an important step toward…
Rank this Week: 2000

The Core

The Core

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

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

    We've moved

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

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

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

    Going on hiatu

    Going on hiatu
    As our loyal readers will have noticed, during the last weeks/months, we haven't had the time to blog as often as we would have liked to. It's not that there aren't interesting things to blog about, it's simply that we all don't have the…
Rank this Week: 2207

Gideon's Guardians

Gideon's Guardians

By public defenders.

http://gideonsguardians.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Yes Yes I am a republican

    Yes Yes I am a republican
    I have been registered to vote since the day I turned 18 years old. I have attended a presidential inaugeration ( I was in high school) and have worked on campaigns for democrats as well as republican throughout my years opting to support…
  • Oct 11

    Renesting

    Renesting
    Every time I finish a big trial (i.e. 2005 murder trial) I have to clean. This drives Jack crazy. If my office is already in order which it usually is I attack his office (his usually is not). Lucky for Jack I am rearranging. I had ten…
  • Jun 5

    John Ashcroft: The First and a Quarter Kind of Loyalty

    John Ashcroft: The First and a Quarter Kind of Loyalty
    Like PD Dude, I noted the attempted John Ashcroft sickbed hustle by Alberto Gonzales (then White House counsel) and Andrew Card.
Rank this Week: 1748

prPROpinion

prPROpinion

Legal news and commentary with a focus on criminal law from Richard Lavinthal.

http://www.prpropinion.com/
  • Sep 2

    NJ College Alcohol Hazing Death Charges Dismissed; Reputations Can't Be Restored As Easily

    NJ College Alcohol Hazing Death Charges Dismissed; Reputations Can't Be Restored As Easily
    An Aug. 3, 2007 indictment on aggravated hazing charges instantly branded two Rider University administrators as criminal facilitators in connection with the alcohol-poisoning death of a fraternity pledge. The news appeared across the U.S.…
  • Jul 10

    ABC News, Philadelphia Inquirer, KYW AM and the "Fort Dix Six"

    ABC News, Philadelphia Inquirer, KYW AM and the "Fort Dix Six"
    When the Philadelphia Inquirer needed legal communications perspective on the groundbreaking decision by the Hon. Robert B. Kugler to make all the evidence in the "Fort Dix Six" trial available in realtime it called me for comment.The…
  • Jun 4

    Stu Rabner Is No Gambler And The NJ Supreme Court Win

    Stu Rabner Is No Gambler And The NJ Supreme Court Win
    Most newspaper readers are unaware that reporters don't write their headlines. But that's no excuse for the the desk person at the Times of Trenton who wrote, "Prosecutor who dreamed of judgeship hits jackpot," for the Sunday feature Josh…
Rank this Week: 2459

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3078

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/
  • Nov 27

    A day to be Thankful and Responsible

    A day to be Thankful and Responsible
    Remember drinking and driving do not mix - so this 2014 holiday period please do not drink and drive. There are many many ways to get home these days and at a fraction of what a DUI will cost you.
  • Nov 26

    Will I receive credit for SCRAM?

    Will I receive credit for SCRAM?
    No. You do not get any type of credit for the SCRAM device because it is not considered custody. Alot of Judges are now requiring SCRAM at DUI Arraignment as a condition of release on second or subsequent DUI offenses....
  • Nov 25

    How long will my DOL Hearing last?

    How long will my DOL Hearing last?
    Up to one (1) hour. The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) allocates one (1) hour per DOL Hearing. That is usually enough time to complete the Hearing. My DOL Hearings typically last 30-50 minutes depending on the issues or...
Rank this Week: 3620

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2745

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Immigration Reform 2014: Getting Started

    Immigration Reform 2014: Getting Started
    With the President’s recent executive actions on immigration reform, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be implementing a variety of changes over the coming months. The USCIS has a variety of great…
  • Nov 20

    Obama to Announce Details of Immigration Reform

    Obama to Announce Details of Immigration Reform
    The White House has announced that President Obama will address the nation to reveal the executive actions he plans to take to fix the U.S. immigration system. The address will be televised and broadcast online via WhiteHouse.gov at 7pm…
  • Nov 17

    President Obama Set to Initiate 10-Part Immigration Overhaul

    President Obama Set to Initiate 10-Part Immigration Overhaul
    According to administration officials, President Obama will announce a 10-part plan for drastically overhauling the U.S. immigration system – with or without Congress’ consent in the coming weeks. The president’s plan was…
Rank this Week: 3949

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Charges for Fraudulent Identification in Tempe, AZ

    Charges for Fraudulent Identification in Tempe, AZ
    Each fall at ASU, Tempe Police run a “Safe & Sober” campaign to prevent deaths from underage drinking and DUI’s. But, despite best efforts by authorities, students and minors continue to use fake ID’s in the months…
  • Nov 24

    What are Considered Narcotic Drugs vs. Prescription Drugs in Arizona?

    What are Considered Narcotic Drugs vs. Prescription Drugs in Arizona?
    Narcotic drugs are any opioid based drugs, and it’s important to note that most prescription drugs are narcotics by this definition, though prescription drugs with a legal doctor prescription are not illegal. Mostly, the highly…
  • Nov 21

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona
    Regardless of the circumstances, burglary in Arizona is a felony. Residential burglary does carry more severe consequences than non-residential burglary, but both are felonies. If the burglary involves a firearm, residential or…
Rank this Week: 3032

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Radio Personality Sentenced to 25-50 Years for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Michigan

    Radio Personality Sentenced to 25-50 Years for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Michigan
    Earlier this year, Christian radio personality John Balyo plead guilty to the rape of a 12-year-old boy. According to one news report, in mid-November he was sentenced by the judge presiding over the case. As a part of the…
  • Nov 14

    Man Arrested for Drunk Driving a Lawnmower on the Highway

    Man Arrested for Drunk Driving a Lawnmower on the Highway
    Earlier last month in Antwerp Township, a man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after police found him towing a trailer with a John Deere ride-on mower on CR 657. According to a news report by one local source, the man…
  • Oct 30

    Michigan High-School Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct

    Michigan High-School Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct
    Earlier this month in Bay City, Michigan, a 45-year-old high-school substitute teacher form Midland pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct after being accused of having sex with three 17-year-old students. According to a report by the…
Rank this Week: 3144

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

http://www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?

    When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?
    There is obviously a lot of talk in the media lately regarding whether Police Officer Darren Wilson was legally justified in killing Michael Brown. In addition, Akai Gurley was fatally shot by a police officer in Brooklyn a few days ago.…
  • Nov 14

    How does law enforcement determine your blood alcohol content (BAC)?

    How does law enforcement determine your blood alcohol content (BAC)?
    Suppose a person has a few glasses of wine with dinner and then drives home. Right before getting home, he turns onto his block without signaling. A police officer then pulls him over and detects an odor of alcohol coming from his…
  • Nov 7

    Gigi Jordan and Extreme Emotional Disturbance

    Gigi Jordan and Extreme Emotional Disturbance
    Gigi Jordan, a multimillion dollar pharmaceutical executive, was found guilty of Manslaughter earlier this week. In 2010 she killed her autistic son by jamming a cocktail of drugs and alcohol down his throat. She was charged with…
Rank this Week: 2881

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/
  • Nov 26

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Short week, short news roundup. National attention remains focused on Ferguson, Missouri, where attorneys for Michael Brown’s family have weighed in on the prosecutor’s handling of the grand jury proceedings concerning…
  • Nov 25

    Ferguson and the Prosecutor’s Approach to the Grand Jury

    Ferguson and the Prosecutor’s Approach to the Grand Jury
    Yesterday, the grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri , declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in connection with the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Some commentators have criticized the decision of the local prosecutor, Robert…
  • Nov 24

    A New Addition to the School of Government’s Indigent Defense Manual Serie

    A New Addition to the School of Government’s Indigent Defense Manual Serie
    Emily Coward and I are glad to share a new resource with you: a reference manual entitled Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases. If you are a person who likes to have a hard copy on the shelf, you can buy it here. Like…
Rank this Week: 4088

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Nov 26

    Die Offensichtlichkeit der Unbegründetheit

    Die Offensichtlichkeit der Unbegründetheit
    Offensichtlich unbegründet („o.u.“) soll eine Revision dann sein, wenn für jeden Sachkundigen ohne längere Prüfung erkennbar ist, dass die Revisionsrügen das Rechtsmittel nicht begründen können.1…
  • Nov 25

    Yagmur-Prozess: Keine besondere Schwere der Schuld

    Yagmur-Prozess: Keine besondere Schwere der Schuld
    Im Prozess um den Misshandlungstod der dreijährigen Yagmur aus Hamburg wurde heute das Urteil verkündet: Das Gericht verurteilte die Mutter wegen Mordes zu einer lebenslangen Freiheitsstrafe, stellte jedoch nicht die besondere…
  • Nov 24

    Weihnachtsamnestie: Gnade vor Recht

    Weihnachtsamnestie: Gnade vor Recht
    Die alljährliche Weihnachtsamnestie – also ein Gnadenerweis aus Anlass des Weihnachtsfestes – beschert dieser Tage etwa 2.000 Gefangenen eine vorzeitige Freilassung aus dem Justizvollzug und ermöglicht ihnen so, das…
Rank this Week: 2892

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Can Police Tap My Phone? They Can When…

    Can Police Tap My Phone? They Can When…
    The traditional image of a tapped phone line probably brings to mind an old-fashioned landline – a phone you might still have at home or at work. But today’s tapping brings in modern technology, from email to smartphones to…
  • Nov 19

    Does Expungement Really Work?

    Does Expungement Really Work?
    Expungement is a legal term that has a rather simple meaning – it means that a court process has sealed a criminal conviction so that the public doesn’t have access to it. If you have any former convictions on felonies or…
  • Nov 12

    Jurisdiction Fiction: Get the Facts about How Jurisdiction Really Work

    Jurisdiction Fiction: Get the Facts about How Jurisdiction Really Work
    The law and the Texas justice system are packed full of terminology that’s difficult to understand. Take jurisdiction, for example. It’s not only a complex issue, but myths and fiction about it can lead you to believe all sorts of…
Rank this Week: 2791

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Nov 25

    What Is A Super-BAC OVI Charge In Cleveland?

    What Is A Super-BAC OVI Charge In Cleveland?
    In Ohio there are two legal limits, something that most people and many attorneys do not know. The first legal limit is anything at 0.08 up to 0.169. The second legal limit kicks in at 0.17. A super-BAC OVI charge is technically anything that…
  • Nov 25

    What Do I Do If I Am Arrested On Thanksgiving In Cleveland?

    What Do I Do If I Am Arrested On Thanksgiving In Cleveland?
    If you, a loved one, or a friend is arrested on Thanksgiving you still need to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Do not wait, the longer you go without representation the more damage that can be done. We are…
  • Nov 25

    What Happens If I Am Charged With Rape Or Sexual Battery In Cleveland?

    What Happens If I Am Charged With Rape Or Sexual Battery In Cleveland?
    If you are at the point where you are going to be charged with rape or sexual battery you need take every possible step that you can to protect yourself. These charges are sex crimes, they are aggressively prosecuted, and you need to get out…
Rank this Week: 2827

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    DUI trials in King County….When will the trial actually begin?

    DUI trials in King County….When will the trial actually begin?
    If you’re currently facing a DUI charge in King County District Court then there is probably a good chance the case will end up being set for a jury trial.  However when that case will actually go to trial is another story. …
  • Nov 24

    You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t when it comes to the FST

    You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t when it comes to the FST
    If you have been arrested for a DUI then chances are you were offered the field sobriety tests by the arresting officer.  If you follow this blog then you will know that in my opinion these so called “tests” are designed for…
  • Nov 16

    New youtube video on the best questions to ask when interviewing DUI lawyer

    New youtube video on the best questions to ask when interviewing DUI lawyer
    Have you been arrested for a DUI?  Confused on where to start?  Don’t know how to find a decent DUI lawyer to help you get out of this mess.  Well today is your lucky day.  DUI Lawyer Matthew Leyba discusses the best…
Rank this Week: 3030

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    DUI Charges in Las Vega

    DUI Charges in Las Vega
    DUI Consequences in Las Vegas, NV Driving the streets of Las Vegas, the average driver doesn’t think twice about the consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol because they would never dream of getting into a…
  • Nov 22

    Prescription Abuse in Nevada – Legal Issue

    Prescription Abuse in Nevada – Legal Issue
    Prescription Abuse in Nevada is Rising The abuse of prescription pills has been on the rise for several years in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reports that along with the skyrocketing use of painkillers, there is an increase of fatal…
  • Nov 19

    Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega

    Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega
    Domestic Violence Differs From Stranger Crimes  Have you been charged with domestic violence? This crime includes several different types of violent crime within the home and family, such as spousal abuse and child abuse. Potter Criminal…
Rank this Week: 3524

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Nov 25

    GRAND JURIES

    GRAND JURIES
    What is an Indictment?  Why are grand-jury indictments necessary?  I received a subpoena to appear before a grand jury–should I consult an attorney before I testify? These are some excellent questions people have recently…
  • Nov 19

    Collateral Consequences to Criminal Conviction

    Collateral Consequences to Criminal Conviction
    Consequences of Criminal Convictions: State or federal criminal convictions carry the potential for severe and significant consequences.  The direct consequences of a criminal conviction are that a person may be placed on probation, sent…
  • Nov 17

    The Marshall Project

    The Marshall Project
    The Marshall Project website, which is a non-profit and non-partisan news organization, went live this weekend.  The site promises to provide “high-quality journalism about the American criminal justice system.”   It is…
Rank this Week: 2767

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Is it time for Louisiana to get rid of sobriety checkpoints?

    Is it time for Louisiana to get rid of sobriety checkpoints?
    Because Thanksgiving is coming up later this week, law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be out in full force. Thanksgiving is one of the many holidays associated with a spike in drunk driving rates, and it is common for police...
  • Nov 22

    Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue

    Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue
    Recent events have reminded us that racial tensions are still high in many parts of the United States. A particularly strong reminder of this problem is the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this summer. Protests continued for weeks after…
  • Nov 14

    Why the 'trial penalty' can lead to wrongful conviction

    Why the 'trial penalty' can lead to wrongful conviction
    Several posts over the last year have focused on the problem of wrongful conviction. This is an important criminal defense issue for a number of reasons, the first of which being that each case of wrongful conviction and wrongful…
Rank this Week: 3971