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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Apr 23

    Considering marijuana law and reform through the lens of the sports industry

    Considering marijuana law and reform through the lens of the sports industry
    As highlighted in many prior posts, students in my marijuana law school seminar are in the midst of assembling readings and leading discussions concerning the research topic(s) that are the focal point for class project(s). This week a…
  • Apr 22

    Is resignation of current DEA head a very big moment for federal marijuana policy?

    Is resignation of current DEA head a very big moment for federal marijuana policy?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by a number of stories I have seen in the wake of yesterday's news that Michele Leonhart is resigning as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Here are links to some of these…
  • Apr 20

    New Brookings series starts by identifying "12 key people to watch in marijuana policy"

    New Brookings series starts by identifying "12 key people to watch in marijuana policy"
    Regular readers already know that The Brookings Institution has been committed to doing thoughtful and cutting-edge research, reports and blogging on the legal, political and social realities surrounding modern marijuana reform. Today, the…
Rank this Week: 2481

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    18-Wheeler Crash in Jackson

    18-Wheeler Crash in Jackson
    Earlier this week, a semi truck crashed on 1-20 in Jackson. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened in a westbound lane of 1-20, near the Warren/Hinds County line. For currently unknown reasons, the truck driver lost control…
  • Apr 23

    Three Arrested for Growing Marijuana

    Three Arrested for Growing Marijuana
    At least three people were arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in Jones County this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the arrests went down on Monday as the Jones County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant. Apparently,…
  • Apr 16

    18-Wheeler Crash

    18-Wheeler Crash
    On Tuesday morning, a semi truck driver was arrested and charged with drunk driving following a wreck on I-55. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the wreck happened at about 11:00 am., near the Wynndale Road exit. Apparently, a tire blew out…
Rank this Week: 4049

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Getting Busted with Pot in Texas Will Cost You.. Even if You’re a Minor

    Getting Busted with Pot in Texas Will Cost You.. Even if You’re a Minor
    Getting caught with marijuana in Texas is a big deal. Texas arrests more people for marijuana possession each year than any other state in the U.S. Minors who are charged with marijuana-related offenses may face severe legal consequences.…
  • Apr 15

    Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?

    Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?
    In Texas, a person who is found to be in possession of drugs can face varying penalties based on the amount of drugs they have. These penalties are determined based on the type and weight of the drugs. For example, a small amount of marijuana…
  • Apr 8

    Drug Paraphernalia 101: You May Be Guilty and Not Even Know It

    Drug Paraphernalia 101: You May Be Guilty and Not Even Know It
    The term drug paraphernalia covers a huge range of products. Basically, if an item can help a person to take, make or hide a drug, it can be considered drug paraphernalia. The official definition under federal law sets out the ground…
Rank this Week: 2525

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3128

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Apr 23

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man

    Barry Bonds, Ramblin’ Man
      The federal appeals court in San Francisco recently reversed baseball player Barry Bonds’s conviction for obstruction of justice.  The criminal charge and conviction arose out of testimony that Bonds gave to a grand…
  • Apr 15

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal

    The Old College Try, and The New College Tribunal
    In disciplinary proceedings involving claims of sexual assault, universities continue to find themselves in an intolerable situation, caught in a lawyer-triangle of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights,…
  • Mar 28

    White-Collar Felon Registries, Hester Prynne and The Drive-By Trucker

    White-Collar Felon Registries, Hester Prynne and The Drive-By Trucker
    Although one must admire the historicist sensibilities of a state legislature that just reinstated the firing squad  as a methodology for execution, the Utah legislature’s passage of a bill to create a white-collar crime…
Rank this Week: 2526

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law…

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law Blog

Discusses Texas criminal laws, types of criminal cases, and trials in the news.

http://www.cohendwilawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Texas High School Star and Boise State Recruit Arrested

    Texas High School Star and Boise State Recruit Arrested
    On Tuesday April 7, 2015, Arlington High School star running back, Raymond Sheard was arrested for gun and drug possession. The arrest has the potential of ruining his future football career, and a conviction carries severe legal penalties.…
  • Jul 23

    Harris County DA Receives Huge Grant for No Refusal Program

    Harris County DA Receives Huge Grant for No Refusal Program
    The Harris County District Attorney’s Office received almost half a million in dollars in funding from the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure every day is a no refusal day. This no refusal policy means they have additional…
  • Jul 1

    Driving a Golf Cart Under the Influence of Alcohol

    Driving a Golf Cart Under the Influence of Alcohol
    Houston is known for its warmer climate and is home to a number of golf courses, where residents can enjoy a round of golf for most of the year. It is not uncommon for golf enthusiasts to throw back a few drinks while playing 18 holes with a…
Rank this Week: 2508

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Abused Florida Teen Won't be Charged with Murder in Brother's Shooting Death

    Abused Florida Teen Won't be Charged with Murder in Brother's Shooting Death
    This year, the story of two Florida sisters accused of shooting and killing their brother has gripped much of the country. Early reports indicated that the 15-year-old girl shot and killed the 16-year-old brother, while the 11-year-old girl…
  • Apr 20

    Teen's Computer Prank Leads to Felony Charge

    Teen's Computer Prank Leads to Felony Charge
    Our Delray Beach and West Palm Beach juvenile defense lawyers know that felony charges are not reserved for suspected murderers, drug cartel leaders and armed bank robbers. Earlier this month, a Florida teenage was arrested for and charged…
  • Apr 10

    Are Police Ever Justified in Shooting a Fleeing Suspect?

    Are Police Ever Justified in Shooting a Fleeing Suspect?
    Our Hollywood and West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers know that the events which took place in North Charleston, South Carolina, last weekend have shaken the country. The fact that a uniformed police officer fired 8 bullets at the back…
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Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them
    Dallas County is at the forefront in Texas of enforcing a penalty on individuals charged with domestic violence. Officials in Dallas County will soon start collecting the guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence. Dallas County…
  • Jan 26

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla
    The age-old adage about everything being bigger in Texas isn’t far from the truth when it comes to the number of drunk drivers in the state. In 2013, Texas led the nation in regards to the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers that…
  • Nov 6

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship
    Harris and Dallas Counties in Texas are two of the deadliest for women involved in domestic violence. For both counties in 2013, The Texas Council on Family Violence reported that 20 women died during domestic violence incidents. For many…
Rank this Week: 2507

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Apr 22

    Prison Security and Drone-Smuggled Contraband

    Prison Security and Drone-Smuggled Contraband
    Today's New York Times has this interesting article on the use of drones to smuggle contraband into prisons. It begins:During the graveyard shift at 1:44 a.m., security cameras at the prison here picked up the blinking lights of an…
  • Apr 12

    Drones Banned Above "Game of Thrones" Set in Belfast

    Drones Banned Above "Game of Thrones" Set in Belfast
    So reports Belfast Live:Crafty Game Of Thrones fans have been thwarted from getting any sneak behind-the-scenes peeks after a ban on drones above the set. Signs erected close to the filming studios in Titanic Quarter, East Belfast, warn…
  • Apr 9

    What is a Pond?

    What is a Pond?
    According to the Iowa Court of Appeals, a pond is "a body of water," and a contractor's building "a pond that does not hold water," amounted to nothing more than the construction of a dam.Via Kevin Underhill's Lowering The Bar, I learned…
Rank this Week: 2792

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

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

    What to Expect at a DWI Pretrial Hearing

    What to Expect at a DWI Pretrial Hearing
    A DWI is often an individual’s first run-in with the law, making the process a scary and confusing one. After being arraigned for a DWI or DUI charge, a pretrial is probably going to be the next step. What is a pretrial hearing and what…
  • Apr 20

    Traffic Laws Commonly Violated By DWI Offender

    Traffic Laws Commonly Violated By DWI Offender
    The probability of a serious accident caused by drunk driving is high. Studies show that even with just a small amount of alcohol, a drunk driver is twice as likely to be involved in a traffic accident compared to a sober driver. Traffic…
  • Apr 15

    Top Mistakes Police Make in DWI Arrest

    Top Mistakes Police Make in DWI Arrest
    There are mistakes you should avoid making after a DWI arrest, however, you must also know that law enforcement officials are not without fault. In fact, countless case records in Minnesota and throughout the country are filled with examples…
Rank this Week: 2706

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    FBI Gives Flawed Hair Analysis in One Arizona Death Penalty Case

    FBI Gives Flawed Hair Analysis in One Arizona Death Penalty Case
    A bomb was dropped over the national criminal justice system this past week when the Washington Post reported and the FBI admitted to over-stating the weight of hair analysis evidence. A mind boggling 95% of the 268 trials reviewed the…
  • Apr 20

    Article – Food Trucks, Incremental Innovation, and Regulatory Rut

    Article – Food Trucks, Incremental Innovation, and Regulatory Rut
    Food Truck Fridays are fun and delicious! If you have somehow missed out on this culinary treat which takes place in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on Friday afternoons, you should make time to visit.  Some of my friends look forward all week…
  • Apr 17

    Police Use Car to Ram Armed Suspect

    Police Use Car to Ram Armed Suspect
    A dashboard camera video that captured Marana Police Officer Michael Rapiejko using their car to ram an armed suspect through a concrete wall is raising questions of excessive force. Since this use of force situation in Marana, Arizona…
Rank this Week: 2800

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3362

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

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

    Unprecedented Criminal Case on New Revenge Porn Law

    Unprecedented Criminal Case on New Revenge Porn Law
    On Friday, April 3rd, 28 year old San Diego man Kevin Bollaert was convicted in the San Diego Superior Court and sentenced to 18 years for 27 counts of identity theft and extortion via California’s newly enacted revenge porn law.…
  • Apr 20

    What Does Domestic Violence Have to Do with the Family Dog?

    What Does Domestic Violence Have to Do with the Family Dog?
    Well, the answer is everything.  Courts and the public opinion are increasingly viewing the family pet and other companion animals as family members, and the legal trend of covering pets in domestic violence (DV) protective orders are…
  • Apr 16

    Gone Viral: The Story of an SDSU Student Passed Out While Driving

    Gone Viral: The Story of an SDSU Student Passed Out While Driving
    As I have blogged before on the status of California’s DUI laws, last week saw a perfect illustration of what happens when one is caught drinking and driving.  A 25-year-old San Diego State student by the name of Amber Dlaine…
Rank this Week: 2737

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Apr 22

    Skipping School May Not Longer Be An Offense for Students in Texa

    Skipping School May Not Longer Be An Offense for Students in Texa
    In Texas skipping school can be a criminal offense for students. However, that may change if a bill approved this month by the Senate makes it onto the statute books. The Star-Telegram reported on how skipping school in Texas would no longer…
  • Apr 14

    Cedar Hill High’s Head Football Coach is Arrested on DWI Charge

    Cedar Hill High’s Head Football Coach is Arrested on DWI Charge
    A high profile Texas school football coach has been arrested and charged with DWI, according to reports. The Dallas Morning News reported Cedar Hill High School’s coach Joey McGuire was arrested on the morning of April 10, 2015. Cedar…
  • Apr 13

    What Can a Lawyer Do for You?

    What Can a Lawyer Do for You?
    Every day at least one potential client asks me, “What can you do for me?” It is natural enough.  A person has been charged with a crime; they are concerned about their future; and they are confronted with the expensive…
Rank this Week: 2696

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

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

    Texas Marital Rape Laws and Penaltie

    Texas Marital Rape Laws and Penaltie
    Under Texas law, rape is defined as a criminal offense that occurs when a person engages in non-consensual sex. The law defines non-consensual sex as any sexual activity that involves a participant who does not agree to engage in the…
  • Apr 15

    What Are the Penalties for Prostitution?

    What Are the Penalties for Prostitution?
    In Texas, prostitution is a crime that involves the exchange of payment for sexual services. The law covers the act of engaging in sexual contact for payment as well as offering to engage in such acts in return for payment. Any such activity…
  • Oct 29

    Arrested for DWI: Here Are the Penaltie

    Arrested for DWI: Here Are the Penaltie
    With alcohol-related highway crashes racking up faster than one per hour according to statistics from the Department of Transportation, it’s not surprising that our justice system is very harsh on anyone convicted of driving while…
Rank this Week: 2522

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

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

    What Is the Legal Definition of Sexual Penetration?

    What Is the Legal Definition of Sexual Penetration?
    A good number of sex crimes listed in the Texas Penal Code require penetration to occur before they are considered an offense. Therefore, it’s important for anyone who is accused of one of these crimes to know what the law says about…
  • Apr 15

    Best Defenses for a Sex Crime

    Best Defenses for a Sex Crime
    Prosecutors tend to be under tremendous pressure from victim’s advocacy groups and the public at large to “make sex offenders pay.” That doesn’t mean sex crimes can’t be defended, as the burden of proof is always…
  • Apr 8

    Do You Know the Texas Consent Laws? Get the Facts before It’s Too Late

    Do You Know the Texas Consent Laws? Get the Facts before It’s Too Late
    A number of acts may be charged as crimes if there is a lack of consent. Consent is defined in Section 1.07 (11) of the Texas Penal Code as being “assent in fact, whether express or apparent.” This means an individual must agree…
Rank this Week: 2523

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
  • Dec 25

    What Is the Punishment for the Possession or Sale of Xanax in California?

    What Is the Punishment for the Possession or Sale of Xanax in California?
    In California, the possession or sale of a controlled substance is illegal. When many people think of a “controlled substance” they envision drugs such as heroin or cocaine; however, prescription drugs are every bit as illegal…
Rank this Week: 3841

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court Holds The Line Against Unconstitutional Detention

    Supreme Court Holds The Line Against Unconstitutional Detention
    Today, the Supreme Court released its decision and opinion in Rodriguez v. United States. This was not just a defense win. It was a win for anyone who travels in a car and may be stopped by the police for a traffic violation. The five…
  • Mar 4

    Stamm Testifies Before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee

    Stamm Testifies Before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee
    On March 4, 2015, Leonard Stamm testified in opposition to House Bill 532 which would require officers to tell suspected drunk drivers in a fatal or life threatening injury crash that they are required to submit to an alcohol test. Here is…
  • Feb 2

    Proposals for New DUI Laws in 2015

    Proposals for New DUI Laws in 2015
    1. Change "reasonable grounds" in § 16-205.1 to "probable cause" The Fourth Amendment requires articulable reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle, Whren v. U.S., 517 U.S. 806, 116 S. Ct. 1769, 135 L. Ed. 2d 89 (1996) and probable cause…
Rank this Week: 3879

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2664

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

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

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Apr 21

    Better Call Saul: Legal No-Nos in Dumpster Diving Scene

    Better Call Saul: Legal No-Nos in Dumpster Diving Scene
    We’re still catching up on our “Better Call Saul” TV watching. For those who haven’t seen this show, it’s about the hard-luck life of Saul Goodman, a funny, bumbling-yet-smart criminal defense…
  • Apr 13

    Better Call Saul: Would a Criminal Lawyer Really Do That?

    Better Call Saul: Would a Criminal Lawyer Really Do That?
    TV Series About a Downtrodden Defense Lawyer My wife’s and my new favorite show is “Better Call Saul,” which according to Variety is cable’s “Top New Show of the Season.” It’s a series about…
  • Apr 6

    Helping Teens Become Careful Driver

    Helping Teens Become Careful Driver
    Got a teen who’s excited to become a driver? Here are a few handy resources for helping your son or daughter prepare to get behind the wheel. Driving IQ Test AAA has an online quiz for teens (and their parents, too) to test their…
Rank this Week: 2122

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 21

    Freispruch für mutmaßlichen Besteller von Dopingmitteln

    Freispruch für mutmaßlichen Besteller von Dopingmitteln
    Allein aufgrund der Kundenliste können Besteller von Dopingmitteln, verschreibungspflichtigen Medikamenten oder Betäubungsmitteln nicht verurteilt werden. Dopingmittel, verschreibungspflichtige Arzneimittel oder Drogen...
  • Mar 23

    Deal: Mitteilungspflicht des Vorsitzenden dient auch der Kontrolle durch die Öffentlichkeit

    Deal: Mitteilungspflicht des Vorsitzenden dient auch der Kontrolle durch die Öffentlichkeit
    Werden wesentliche Inhalte eines (erfolglosen) Verständigungsgesprächs nicht mitgeteilt, kann der Grundsatz des fairen Verfahrens verletzt sein. Mit dem Verständigungsgesetz aus...
  • Mar 10

    Freispruch für Finanzstaatssekretär Bäumer

    Freispruch für Finanzstaatssekretär Bäumer
    Nach rund achtjährigem Ermittlungsverfahren geht das Untreue-Verfahren gegen Bäumer mit einem Freispruch zu Ende. Seit gut eineinhalb Jahren läuft der...
Rank this Week: 3521

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    When a co-defendant is charged with the same offense: State v. Down

    When a co-defendant is charged with the same offense: State v. Down
    For starters, let’s say that John Doe is charged with possession of a firearm when he is pulled over by police late one night. At the time he was charged, he was in a car with a friend who is indisputably the one who possessed the gun…
  • Apr 18

    Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2

    Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2
    To continue from last week’s post, here is more frequently asked questions by Washington clients involved in family law cases: Am I allowed to move? When an unmarried parent wants to move they have to consider how their move may impact…
  • Apr 15

    Neighbors and No Contact Order

    Neighbors and No Contact Order
    Washington State courts can issue an No Contact Order (NCO) as condition of sentence, but can they require a distance requirement that results in a hypothetical client being prohibited from living in his residence which is next door to the…
Rank this Week: 2719

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4255

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    The Florida Misdemeanor You May Be Unknowingly Committing

    The Florida Misdemeanor You May Be Unknowingly Committing
    Every state has a few criminal laws on the books that are antiquated, nonsensical, and often humorous. For example, one Los Angeles, California law prohibits hotel residents from peeling an orange in their room. These laws are generally…
  • Apr 16

    Weird Florida: Criminal Edition

    Weird Florida: Criminal Edition
    Florida has a reputation for being a little weird.  There are countless websites dedicated to showcasing weird Florida and even a recent documentary “Florida Man,” that spends an hour highlighting some of the characters that…
  • Mar 29

    Equitable Distribution in Florida Doesn’t Always Mean Equal

    Equitable Distribution in Florida Doesn’t Always Mean Equal
    When a couple seeks a divorce, or “dissolution in marriage” as its legally termed in Florida, there are two issues that can get contentious: money and children. Each issue has a host of sub-issues. Today, we’ll focus on one…
Rank this Week: 2888

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal…

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal Defense

Covers criminal legal issues in the Colorado area. By Nathaniel Baca.

http://www.mtnlegal.com
  • Apr 20

    Handling Assault Cases in Denver with Multiple Occurrence

    Handling Assault Cases in Denver with Multiple Occurrence
    A third degree assault in Denver may not always be committed as a ‘single’ act so it is important for your Criminal Defense Attorney to determine whether he should argue for the charges to be considered as a single act or whether…
  • Feb 24

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver
      Often, when an individual has been charged with an assault offense in Denver, the prosecutor may add additional charges as the case progresses. It is common for offenses such as harassment to get added to a case involving 3rd degree…
  • Feb 24

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver

    Issues when Handling Multiple Charges of Assault in Denver
      Often, when an individual has been charged with an assault offense in Denver, the prosecutor may add additional charges as the case progresses. It is common for offenses such as harassment to get added to a case involving 3rd degree…
Rank this Week: 3693

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI
    As if it wasn’t easy enough for the DMV to suspend a driver’s license following a California DUI arrest. Recall my numerous posting on the uphill and one-sided process that is the DMV’s administrative per se hearing. Now the…
  • Apr 13

    Can Raising Taxes on Alcohol Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents?

    Can Raising Taxes on Alcohol Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents?
    A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that raising the taxes on alcohol could reduce the number of drunk driving related collisions. Researchers from the University of Florida studied the results of a 2009…
  • Apr 6

    Warrantless Blood Draw Allowed because Cop Relied on Bad Law

    Warrantless Blood Draw Allowed because Cop Relied on Bad Law
    A Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court incorrectly suppressed evidence because, although it was illegal for the officer to obtain it without a warrant, the officer acted in good faith in obtaining it. Let’s put this into…
Rank this Week: 2924

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/
  • Apr 19

    Criminal Forfeiture Of Property Relating To Felony Drug Abuse Offense (O.R.C. 2925.42) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area?

    Criminal Forfeiture Of Property Relating To Felony Drug Abuse Offense (O.R.C. 2925.42) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area?
    Cleveland Attorney For Those Arrested On Criminal Forfeiture Of Property Relating To Felony Drug Abuse Offense (O.R.C. 2925.42) Charges Because drug felonies often involve not only drug use, but the manufacture and sale of controlled…
  • Apr 19

    Aggravated Murder (O.R.C. 2903.01) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area

    Aggravated Murder (O.R.C. 2903.01) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area
    Defense Attorney For Those Arrested On Aggravated Murder (O.R.C. 2903.01) Charges In Cleveland, Ohio While most people understand what murder is, Cleveland prosecutors have another charge they can bring in cases where a murder fits certain…
  • Apr 19

    Murder (O.R.C. 2903.02) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area

    Murder (O.R.C. 2903.02) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area
    Murder (O.R.C. 2903.02) Defense Attorney In The Cleveland Area Without question, a charge of Murder is one of the most serious criminal charges anyone can face. If convicted of Murder (O.R.C. 2903.02) in Cleveland, you face a future in…
Rank this Week: 3000

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
  • Apr 19

    Chavez-Ortega v State - by their deeds you shall know an arrest

    Chavez-Ortega v State - by their deeds you shall know an arrest
    Chavez-Ortega v. State, A14A2188, Reversed, March 24, 2015. By their words they will deceive, but by their deeds ye shall know them.  Jonathan Chavez-Ortega was charged for DUI. Chavez was arrested by Cobb County Police.  He…
  • Apr 15

    Hughes v State- Probable Cause for DUI if reasonable cops can differ

    Hughes v State- Probable Cause for DUI if reasonable cops can differ
    Hughes v. State, S14G0622, March 16, 2015. Jack Hughes was required by police to submit to a blood test at the request of police after a fatal accident. Hughes moved to suppress the blood test result after he was charged as a result of their…
  • Apr 9

    State v Barnes - Not not rescinded but rather fair and reasonable

    State v Barnes - Not not rescinded but rather fair and reasonable
    State v. Barnes, A14A1915, Court of Appeals of Georgia, March 27, 2015.  The State appealed the Fayette County State Court's order suppressing a DUI alcohol breath test result because Barnes' refusal to take the test was not…
Rank this Week: 2233

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Apr 19

    Britt McHenry, please, please, please sue ESPN.

    Britt McHenry, please, please, please sue ESPN.
    ESPN has suspended reporter Britt McHenry for her conversational decibel level "tirade" against a tow truck operator. Notwithstanding the fact I've seen more vitriol and anger on Antique Roadshow than that putative meltdown, when I first…
  • Jul 25

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice
    Ray Rice was initially charged with felony assault for an altercation with his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, in February 15. Prosecutors reduced the charges to diversion. See “Ray Rice OK'd for diversion…
  • Apr 25

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI
    The Arizona Supreme Court (State v. Harris) just issued a very important decision regarding marijuana and DUI in Arizona. Even more importantly, the Court gave a clear indication on how the Court would rule on the even more important…
Rank this Week: 4909

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 8

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL
    The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) recently filed a lawsuit against Uber, as well as some of its driver-partners. In response, Uber has promised to support its partners every step of the way. It has also promised…
  • Feb 27

    Can the Prosecutor Subpoena My Medical Records in a DUI Investigation?

    Can the Prosecutor Subpoena My Medical Records in a DUI Investigation?
    If you were involved in a crash and refused to submit to a blood test, can the prosecutor for the State of Florida subpoena your medical records? In many cases for misdemeanor DUI or DUI with property damage (or non-serious bodily injury) the…
Rank this Week: 4968

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Covers Washington State and Seattle DUI defense, information and news. By Leyba Defense PLLC.

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    DUI arrest in Seattle and you're a Pharmacist....what happens next?

    DUI arrest in Seattle and you're a Pharmacist....what happens next?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Seattle or anywhere in Washington State and you're a Pharmacist then you could face the possibility of some serious job repercussions depending on the final outcome of your case.  It is best to contact…
  • Jan 23

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony
    Now that the 2015 Washington State legislative session is under way.  The annual what can we do to make DUI laws tougher here in Washington State has begin.  The latest example is a proposed bill that would make a fourth offense DUI a…
  • Dec 28

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?
    One of the most common questions I get asked as a Seattle DUI Attorney is how many times will I have to go to Court for my DUI case.  The answer is pretty simply.... It depends.   Here are the factors that will determine how often a…
Rank this Week: 4144

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    IS DRUNK DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING DRUNK MAN LYING IN ROAD?

    IS DRUNK DRIVER RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING DRUNK MAN LYING IN ROAD?
    Steven Anderson was drunk when he passed out on a rural highway. He was wearing dark clothing and went to sleep on the dark road around 1:00 am. There were no street lights in the area, and he was lying where there is a bend in the road.…
  • Apr 10

    BLOOD TESTS THROWN OUT IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT FAILS TO FOLLOW RULES

    BLOOD TESTS THROWN OUT IN OHIO DUI/OVI CASES WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT FAILS TO FOLLOW RULES
    Sometimes rules are not made to be broken. When it comes to cases of alleged driving under the influence, there are rules for drivers, and there are rules for the government. When a driver breaks the rules, there are consequences. There are…
  • Mar 28

    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN OHIO?

    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN OHIO?
    Ohio has several variations of what is commonly known as vehicular homicide. Generally, vehicular homicide is causing the death of another person while operating a vehicle. In the Ohio Revised Code, there are actually three separate offenses:…
Rank this Week: 3259

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Does Boating Under the Influence go on your Driving Record?

    Does Boating Under the Influence go on your Driving Record?
    While getting out on the open water and having a few, you might have the bad luck to run into law enforcement, who then gives you a ticket for Boating Under the Influence (BUI). You know that operating a motor vehicle while drunk can get your…
  • Apr 15

    Why should I fight a PFA brought against me?

    Why should I fight a PFA brought against me?
    The Deputy Sheriff just served you with a PFA complaint from an ex-girlfriend making statements that you physically and emotionally abused her.  You feel that she is blowing the whole thing out of proportion.  You are thinking,…
  • Mar 12

    Maine OUI charges impacts on your driver’s license

    Maine OUI charges impacts on your driver’s license
    When facing an OUI charge in Maine, your driver’s license is put at risk in two ways. The State of Maine will automatically suspend your driver’s license, often within 10 days of your arrest. If you are found guilty of the OUI…
Rank this Week: 2544

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Apr 18

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015
    The HMA Law Firm is proud to announce the opening of our new office located in Tysons Corner, VA! Our new location will officially open on April 20th, 2015. We look forward to serving our clients in our new location. [...]
  • Apr 16

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services announced on April 13th, 2015 that the H-1B Cap for 2015 had received more than 233,00 petitions for H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker visas as of the the initial filing allowance date of…
  • Mar 12

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?

    Deportation for an Infantile Arrival?
    ICE issued an Notice to Appear (NTA - the charging document for initiation of removal (deportation) proceedings) for an alleged alien. The NTA failed to allege alienage, and instead alleged that the person "illegally entered the US by wading…
Rank this Week: 3625

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Bill Mange. Covers Texas criminal defense.

http://www.criminal-attorney-austin-texas.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!

    Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!
    In DWI cases, the issues often boil down to whether the accused was driving and whether he was intoxicated when he was driving. It’s usually obvious that the client was driving. The video shows it or the accused admits to having been…
  • Jan 20

    At Least One Legislator Has The Guts To Fight The Good Fight

    At Least One Legislator Has The Guts To Fight The Good Fight
    The Houston Chronicle reports that, thank goodness, one brave legislator has finally tackled the tough issues. The Honorable Marsha Farney, who represents Burnet, leads the fight to make this our official hat. Rep. Farney’s bill notes…
  • Dec 8

    How Are Grand Jurors Selected

    How Are Grand Jurors Selected
    Recent Grand Jury Decisions On August 9, 2014, Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri police department told Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson to walk on the sidewalk instead of down the middle of the street. From that…
Rank this Week: 2685

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Apr 16

    CRIMINAL-JUSTICE DEBT

    CRIMINAL-JUSTICE DEBT
    Failure to pay criminal-justice debt causes many defendants to have their driver’s licenses suspended according to a recent NY Times (NYT) article. Whether your driver’s license gets suspended for criminal-justice debt will depend…
  • Mar 16

    StingRay Surveillance

    StingRay Surveillance
    The New York Times is reporting today that police departments across the country are using a new surveillance device called StingRay to track and locate criminals, terrorists, or missing persons. However, StingRay raises serious privacy…
  • Jan 5

    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO

    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO
    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO Who gets the money from asset forfeitures and how is that money used? These questions and more are answered in a report titled Asset Forfeiture in Texas: DPS and County Interaction. (hereinafter “DPS…
Rank this Week: 2873

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Infographic: Longest Prison Sentences of Pro Athlete

    Infographic: Longest Prison Sentences of Pro Athlete
    Aaron Hernandez, formerly an NFL football player with a $40 million contract, was convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison. Hernandez is not the only professional athlete to receive a life sentence, though. Our…
  • Apr 14

    Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Charged in Shooting Death

    Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Charged in Shooting Death
    A Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy who shot and killed an illegal gun sale suspect has been charged with second degree manslaughter. Robert Charles “Bob” Bates, 73, was a Tulsa County reserve deputy who was…
  • Apr 9

    Ft. Sill Soldier Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

    Ft. Sill Soldier Found Guilty of Sexual Assault
    A Fort Sill soldier accused of pinning a fellow soldier to a wall and sexually assaulting her has been convicted of sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery. A military judge found Spc. Jose J. Flores, Jr.,…
Rank this Week: 3357

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGE - NOT GUILTY - WOBURN DISTRICT COURT

    OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGE - NOT GUILTY - WOBURN DISTRICT COURT
    DT, a 68 year old woman from North Reading was charged in Woburn District Court by the North Reading Police with obstruction of justice. The case arose from the following facts. A man in his mid thirties was found in the parking lot of an…
  • Mar 30

    MINOR IN POSSESSION CASE DIVERTED

    MINOR IN POSSESSION CASE DIVERTED
    On February 17, 2015, DR, an 18 year old senior at a local high school was in the back seat of a car with several friends. The boys were drinking. The car was parked in an area that was closed and the police approached the car and observed DR…
  • Mar 30

    DOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY (STRANGULATION) DISMISSED IN LAWRENCE DISTRICT COURT

    DOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY (STRANGULATION) DISMISSED IN LAWRENCE DISTRICT COURT
    On Sunday, January 25, 2015, TD, a 38 year old male mental health counselor, was arrested by the Methuen Police and charged with two counts of Assault & Battery on his wife. One of the counts alleged that TD had strangled his wife. On…
Rank this Week: 3783

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/
  • Apr 15

    Misleading a Police Officer in Massachusett

    Misleading a Police Officer in Massachusett
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Parker, a Massachusetts appellate court issued a nonbinding decision ruling on the crime of misleading a police officer engaged in a criminal investigation. The case arose when a police officer was dispatched to…
  • Apr 2

    Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs in Massachusett

    Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs in Massachusett
    It is a felony to distribute or possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in Massachusetts, if the substance falls into class A, B, or C. Distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance that falls…
  • Mar 23

    Victim's State of Mind in Massachusetts Assault and Battery Case

    Victim's State of Mind in Massachusetts Assault and Battery Case
    In Commonwealth v. Parker, a defendant was convicted of assault and battery, plus indecent assault and battery, for non-consensually touching the victim. He appealed, arguing the evidence was insufficient to convict him. The case arose…
Rank this Week: 3892

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC.

http://www.missouricriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    The FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER- Making Smart Choice

    The FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER- Making Smart Choice
    Lately, there has been a rush of prosecutions in the area of what we legal practitioners like to call White Collar Crime.  Of course, this term is just the umbrella descriptor for a whole host of federal crimes for which convictions can…
  • Mar 20

    DWI Manslaughter- Getting the Right Representation

    DWI Manslaughter- Getting the Right Representation
    Unlike the run-of-the-mill misdemeanor or even a felony DWI, a DWI involving a death or DWI manslaughter is a charge that should not be taken lightly as it comes replete with serious prison time.   A charge such as this requires…
  • Feb 17

    The Federal Lawyer – Healthcare Fraud

    The Federal Lawyer – Healthcare Fraud
    Healthcare Fraud is becoming an increasing prosecutorial phenomenon in the federal criminal justice system.  Many U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country are filing criminal charges against physicians and their staff for…
Rank this Week: 2534

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Trial Defense in a Criminal Defense Case in Vega

    Trial Defense in a Criminal Defense Case in Vega
    Trust is Essential in a Trial Attorney When you have been accused of a serious criminal charge, you may be confused and filled with anxiety and fear about your upcoming proceedings. Gathering evidence, the trial and everything involved with…
  • Apr 11

    Aggressively Helping You Protect Your Freedom!

    Aggressively Helping You Protect Your Freedom!
    Attention and Quick Actions Set The Potter Law Firm Apart Cal Potter has experience in fighting for your future, and he doesn’t take it lightly when he’s fighting for your family, your job and to keep your freedom. Mr. Potter has…
  • Apr 8

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney
    Contact a Trial Attorney Early When someone has been arrested and charged with a serious felony, they will automatically be taken to jail to establish the charges and the bail. At that point, it is important to arrange for a bond quickly and…
Rank this Week: 4856

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer?

    Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer?
    Being arrested for a DUI immediately puts you in a difficult situation. After you’ve been processed, you’ll likely be released with a court date or receive one in the mail. Now you have time to consider a vital question: should I…
  • Apr 13

    Choosing the Right Lawyer to Fight Your Baltimore Traffic Ticket

    Choosing the Right Lawyer to Fight Your Baltimore Traffic Ticket
    When you’re driving along and you suddenly see the flashing lights of a police car in your rear view mirror, your heart might start racing and you may wonder what’s going on. It’s important to remain calm and not to jump to…
  • Apr 9

    Finding a Lawyer to Fight a DUI Ticket in Baltimore

    Finding a Lawyer to Fight a DUI Ticket in Baltimore
    So, you made a bad decision and you drove under the influence (DUI), with a blood alcohol level (BAC) greater than .08% (.02% if you’re under 21). Now, you’re facing a DUI charge and you don’t know where to turn. Hiring a…
Rank this Week: 2889

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2533

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3222

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as drug charges, DUI, domestic violence, burglary, sex crimes, trepassing and vandalism. By Don Himmelberg of Higgins, Himmelberg & Piliponis PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Know what to do if you’re getting pulled over!

    Know what to do if you’re getting pulled over!
    Okay, so you just got pulled over for weaving, speeding or its 10:30 p.m. and you are just driving around downtown. The cop asks you for your license and insurance and then says, “sir, where are you coming from tonight, “or…
  • Jul 28

    Forfeits and Seizures of Property

    Forfeits and Seizures of Property
    If you have been pulled over, been a victim to a search warrant, or have interest in property that has been seized by the State, then read this… The State can seize your property consisting of vehicles, money, real property, and other…
  • Jul 17

    FOLLOW ME

    FOLLOW ME
    Hey everyone, don’t forget to follow me on twitter @DonHimmelberg and go “like” my Facebook page M. Don Himmelberg & Associates. I will be trying to keep you updated with news, law, and life as a criminal defense…
Rank this Week: 2145