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Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

Covers Texas criminal and DWI law, with an emphasis on Greater Houston cases. By Scheiner Law Group.

http://www.scheinerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 5

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking
    It’s often said that we live in an era of unprecedented technological advances. In no area is this more apparent than in the field of telecommunications. What a person can now do with say, an iPhone was simply unimaginable even just a…
  • Aug 5

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking
    It’s often said that we live in an era of unprecedented technological advances. In no area is this more apparent than in the field of telecommunications. What a person can now do with say, an iPhone was simply unimaginable even just a…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court Rules Police Can Take Arrested Person’s DNA Without Warrant

    Supreme Court Rules Police Can Take Arrested Person’s DNA Without Warrant
    Alert: Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Your Privacy Rights   The United States Supreme Court ruled this week that police can take DNA from any person arrested for a “serious” crime — and they don’t need a warrant…
Rank this Week: 1938

DUI Defender

DUI Defender

Features DUI news and commentary. By Kapsack & Bair LLP.

http://www.duidefender.org
  • Jul 16

    NFL DUI Suspension

    NFL DUI Suspension
    As a Raider season ticket holder I am always cheering for bad news for other teams in the AFC West.  I am not cheering for the news out of Denver regarding the teams reaction to the arrests of two of its executives for suspicion of…
  • Apr 17

    United State Supreme Court Prohibits Forced Blood Draws Without A Warrant

    United State Supreme Court Prohibits Forced Blood Draws Without A Warrant
    In what is known as a plurality decision, one in which the judges agree with each other in certain parts but not others, the slim majority in Missouri v McNeely, has stated that police officers cannot take blood from a suspected DUI driver…
  • Feb 12

    Big Win for DUI Defense at The Appellate Court

    Big Win for DUI Defense at The Appellate Court
    In the First Appellate District Court of California, the law firm of Kapsack & Bair won an appeal of their earlier lower-court victory over the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Appellate Court not only agreed with the…
Rank this Week: 2088

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    WHY DOES MISSOURI ASSESS POINTS TO MY DRIVING RECORD FOR A ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?

    WHY DOES MISSOURI ASSESS POINTS TO MY DRIVING RECORD FOR A ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?
    The state gives out points any time you are found guilty of a moving violation. A moving violation is roughly described as an infraction committed while you are operating a vehicle. The state uses a point system so that it can keep a record…
  • Jul 2

    WHAT IF I DONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT MY ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?

    WHAT IF I DONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT MY ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?
    If you don't do anything about a St. Louis traffic ticket, it will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. But it doesn't have to go that way. An experienced St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer can help get your traffic citation…
  • May 13

    IF I GET PULLED OVER IN THE ST LOUIS ARC ZONE CAN I GET THE TICKET TAKEN CARE OF?

    IF I GET PULLED OVER IN THE ST LOUIS ARC ZONE CAN I GET THE TICKET TAKEN CARE OF?
    Yes, a good St. Louis traffic ticket attorney can handle such an ARC Zone ticket in much the same manner as any other traffic citation. The only difference is that the fine will be higher. The St. Louis ARC Zone is a stretch of highway on…
Rank this Week: 2530

Florida Law and the Criminal…

Florida Law and the Criminal Justice System

Covers Florida and federal criminal law topics. By Richard Hornsby.

http://blog.richardhornsby.com
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 1

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read
    Because of some erroneous Tweeting going on in the Twitterverse, I keep receiving the following two recurring questions regarding George Zimmerman’s case: Is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child an available lesser offense; and Does the…
  • Jun 11

    George Zimmerman’s Self Defense Jury Instruction

    George Zimmerman’s Self Defense Jury Instruction
    For more than a year, supporters of both sides have engaged in endless debate about the wisdom of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and whether George Zimmerman was lawfully defending himself against Trayvon Martin. And since the trial is…
Rank this Week: 2387

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

    Los Angeles Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charge
    A 49-year-old teacher has been arrested after meeting an undercover federal agent with whom he allegedly agreed to watch child pornography. According to a KTLA news report, the Covina teacher was arrested in his Royal Oak Middle School…
  • Jun 3

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

    Hundreds of Drivers Arrested for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend
    During major holiday weekends, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department increases its efforts to crack down on drunk driving. The Daily Breeze reports that 529 people were arrested in Los Angeles County over the Memorial Day weekend this…
  • May 28

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine

    Soap Actor Arrested for Selling Cocaine
    A former "Days of our Lives" actor has been arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs out of his Los Angeles County home. According to The Malibu Times, the 20-year-old actor was arrested at his Agoura Hills home for selling cocaine. It is…
Rank this Week: 1784

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Covers Colorado drug charges, DUI, sex crimes, theft and traffic violations. By Timothy Bussey.

http://www.coloradospringscriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21

    Understanding Colorado DUI Penalties for Drivers Under Age 21
    Like other U.S. states, the minimum legal drinking age in Colorado is 21 years. People who are younger than 21 years of age are not legally permitted to drink alcohol in Colorado, whether or not they are driving a motor vehicle. As a result,…
  • May 16

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature

    THC Driving Bill Passes Colorado Senate, Awaits Governor’s Signature
    Colorado drivers now need to learn new limits for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). House Bill 1325, which sets limits on blood levels for driving after smoking marijuana, has been passed by the Colorado Senate and now awaits…
  • May 15

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law

    House Bill 1077 Proposes Changes to DUI Law
    The General Assembly is currently debating whether they should sign in House Bill 1077. House Bill 1077 would be instrumental in changing current laws regarding DUI, DUI per se, and DWAI arrests. The bill would allow drivers to challenge…
Rank this Week: 1782

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: 2026

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: 2000

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

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

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

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

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 2552

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2105

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog

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

    Call Me Maybe

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

    A Great Debate

    A Great Debate
    All the talk of debates over the past few weeks has got me thinking about debates that go on in courtrooms all over America every day. Just as the presidential debates bring to light issues that will potentially affect millions of people…
Rank this Week: 2511

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers DWI, drugs and other criminal offenses. By Jamie Spencer.

http://blog.austindefense.com/
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Apr 13

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach
    Further deepening my growing suspicions that life may best be described as a series of random events comes this news via Discover Magazine, “Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how food-breaks sway the decisions of judges”. Yeah,…
  • Jan 3

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...
    William Safire popularized the phrase “if by whiskey…” in his columns, and defined it in his Political Dictionary as, “Taking both sides of an issue; equivocating; a political straddle”. The term originates from a speech given by…
Rank this Week: 2052

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

Covers criminal law, landlord tenant law and personal injury law. By Kira Fonteneau.

http://thefonteneaufirm.com
Rank this Week: 2159

Muncie Lawyer Blog

Muncie Lawyer Blog

Covers law topics such as Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI Defense, Bankruptcy, and Products Liability. By B. Joseph Davis.

http://www.muncielawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    WTHR Coverage of Landmark Bath Salts Lawsuit

    WTHR Coverage of Landmark Bath Salts Lawsuit
    WTHR Reporter David MacAnally recently visited with Attorney B. Joseph Davis at our Law Offices to cover one of our newest cases. This Landmark Case is the first wrongful death lawsuit relating to Bath Salts (synthetic cathinones--similar to…
  • Jul 18

    WISH TV Coverage of Landmark Spice Lawsuit

    WISH TV Coverage of Landmark Spice Lawsuit
    WISH TV's Karen Hensel recently visited with Attorney B. Joseph Davis at our Law Offices to cover one of our newest cases. This Landmark Case is the first wrongful death lawsuit relating to Spice (synthetic marijuana) in the United States. …
  • Dec 21

    Conditional Deferment (Title 12) for Drunk Driving Offense

    Conditional Deferment (Title 12) for Drunk Driving Offense
    Conditional Deferment, sometimes referred to as the Title 12 Deferral Program, is used in some Indiana counties to address Operating While Intoxicated Charges (OWI/DWI/DUI, etc.). It can also be used to address other crimes, but usually…
Rank this Week: 2162

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: 2496

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

Discusses issues related to DUI defense in Arizona. By Craig Rosenstein.

http://www.asktheazduiattorney.com/
  • Jun 27

    Rosenstein Law Group Welcomes A New DUI Attorney

    Rosenstein Law Group Welcomes A New DUI Attorney
    The lawyers at Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC, headed by Craig Rosenstein, work hard to obtain the best outcomes in their clients cases, all the while maintaining the good professional relationships needed to help their clients in court. In…
  • Jun 13

    Losing Driving Privileges Due to an AZ DUI: Loss Because of Arrest (Part 1 of 3)

    Losing Driving Privileges Due to an AZ DUI: Loss Because of Arrest (Part 1 of 3)
    Getting accused of a DUI is scary in Arizona. If convicted, one may lose his or her freedom, pay fines, have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her car, and have to attend multiple classes. However, the potential loss of driving…
  • May 11

    Craig Rosenstein Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star"

    Craig Rosenstein Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star"
    Attorney Craig J. Rosenstein of Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC was just honored as a Southwest Super Lawyers "Rising Star".  In fact, Mr. Rosenstein was one of only three Southwest attorneys named as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the…
Rank this Week: 2405

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve

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

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving
    The "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" campaign by the Ad Council has been around for a while now. I watched another attorney do a DUI trial in approximately 2006, and after the jury convicted her client, one of the jurors cited that ad…
Rank this Week: 2591

New Jersey Criminal Defense and…

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Blog

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

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

    Senate Passes S1565: Internet Casino Gambling May Become a Reality

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

    Residential Burglaries: The Push to Upgrade

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

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

    Simplifying a Complex Case: Ravi Guilty on All Counts in Webcam Spying Trial
    On Friday, March 16, 2012, a Middlesex County jury convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, now 20-years old, of every count of the Indictment under which he was charged.  It was the first case in which invasion of privacy…
Rank this Week: 1757

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 2378

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law…

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog

Discusses Mississippi DUI and drug law, search and seizure law, and criminal procedure. By Kevin W. Frye.

http://mscriminallawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown
    Today the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced its annual DUI crackdown entitled "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
  • May 2

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint
    In my practice I represent clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, from relatively minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony cases. My clients come from different backgrounds, but a commonality among many is that they are young people…
  • Jan 13

    Ole Miss and Crime

    Ole Miss and Crime
    This week The Oxford Eagle reported on the 2010 crime statistics at Ole Miss.  The Eagle has a pay wall, so the article isn't available for free.  I have excerpted some of the more interesting portions below, and thank Alyssa Schnugg for…
Rank this Week: 2218

Point of Law

Point of Law

Advocates for the treatment instead of punishment of the mentally ill, drug addicts, and alcoholics. By Ramp Renaud & Hlavenka LLC.

http://www.ramprenaud.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Where Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    Where Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
    What State Workers’ Compensation court should I bring my case in if I am hurt while working? The answer to this question may seem obvious but in New Jersey there are additional State courts where a claim may be brought. The answer to the…
  • Aug 19

    Speaking Out Against Suicide

    Speaking Out Against Suicide
    I recently read a story on the front page of a major newspaper about the establishment of suicide hotlines aimed at soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. What I felt as I read can only be described as bittersweet: satisfaction that…
  • Mar 11

    Personal Injury Options for New Jersey Motorist

    Personal Injury Options for New Jersey Motorist
    If someone is injured in an auto accident what are their rights? In New Jersey, we are governed by the terms of our automobile insurance policies. As owners and operators of vehicles in New Jersey, we are required to have Personal Injury…
Rank this Week: 2436

Not Guilty

Not Guilty

Criminal defense blog written by female criminal defense attorney turned stay at home mom re-turned criminal defense attorney. By Mirriam Seddiq.

http://notguiltynoway.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The gay marriage litmus test

    The gay marriage litmus test
    I use the term litmus test with only a vague understanding of it's meaning. I am, unfortunately, a science moron, and only remember something about paper turning purple if it's basic?
  • Jun 21

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing

    More Unnecessary State Sanctioned Killing
    I read an incredibly disturbing story today about a 26 year old former marine who was at home with his wife and two small children when a SWAT team broke into his house (ok, they had a search warrant which I'm sure was poured over by the…
  • Jun 20

    Are these your kids, ma'am?

    Are these your kids, ma'am?
    I am the mother of twin boys that will be four in August.  If you follow the blog you know that I had trouble conceiving, was on bedrest for over four months while pregnant, and then had a very difficult recovery.  All in all, actually…
Rank this Week: 2571

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: 2481

Plano DWI Lawyer Blog

Plano DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers DWI topics such as breath testing, DWI detection and enforcement, DWI news, field sobriety tests, occupational drivers license, rights, and Texas DWI basics. By Troy P. Burleson.

http://www.planodwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2023

The morning after your DUI arrest…

The morning after your DUI arrest in PA

Provides answers for people who have been arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania. By Arik Ben-Ari.

http://padui.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Caught with drugs?

    Caught with drugs?
    If you have been arrested for possession of drugs or narcotics, it is critically important that you consult with a professional criminal defense attorney like the team at The Benari Law Firm (www.benarilaw.com). We practice in Pennsylvania…
  • Nov 24

    Do I talk to the police?

    Do I talk to the police?
    Listen, everyone wants to feel like they're an upstanding citizen and no one wants to feel like they are standing in the way of the police doing their job. THAT BEING SAID, you have an absolute right to remain silent whenever you are stopped…
  • Oct 10

    Why didn't the officer read me my rights?

    Why didn't the officer read me my rights?
    Understand, when you see people get read they're rights on TV, it doesn't mean that's how it happens in real life. As a general rule, if you haven't been read your rights, then the officers may not be able to use what you say to them to help…
Rank this Week: 2384

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: 2022

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 2098

Direct Appeal

Direct Appeal

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

http://directappeal2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2014

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: 2050

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…
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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

Covers wrongful convictions. By the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.

http://wrongfulconvictions.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    The Sleuth

    The Sleuth
    This profile on U.S. Patriot News reporter Pete Shellem, which quotes Innocence Institute director Bill Moushey, ran in the American Journalism Review April/ May of 2007.From AJR, April/May 2007The SleuthJune/July Preview » Pete Shellem of…
  • Apr 20

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup
    This article appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2007:After Falsified Test Results, Kelly Orders Forensic ShakeupBy Thomas J. Lueck
  • Apr 18

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial
    This article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on April 9, 2007:Texas men's innocence puts a county on trialDNA is expected to clear a convicted rapist, as it has 3 of his friends.By Miguel BustilloTimes Staff WriterDALLAS — Many men claim…
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Midwest Criminal Defense

Midwest Criminal Defense

By James H. Waller.

http://midwestcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Mother of boy who died while drinking and driving holds alcohol party for teen

    Mother of boy who died while drinking and driving holds alcohol party for teen
    Belleville, IL: 18 months after her 15 year-old son and another teenager died while drinking and driving, Andrea Sharos decided to share the wealth. Sheriff's deputies stopped a car stocked with underage teens and beer leaving Sharos's home…
  • Feb 26

    11th Circuit--warrant requirement coughs once, dies.

    11th Circuit--warrant requirement coughs once, dies.
    The 11th Circuit has just rubber stamped officer-created exigent circumstances in the case of Glover v. Eight Unknown DEA Agents, 06-13061 (11th Cir., Feb. 23, 2007. Here are the facts of the case, straight from the court's…
  • Feb 23

    Judge Judy threatens IRS inquiry, child-protective services inquiry over eBay scam.

    Judge Judy threatens IRS inquiry, child-protective services inquiry over eBay scam.
    Sorry for the lack of postings this week. I've been laid up with the flu, couch-ridden all week, and forced to watch daytime TV. In honor of that special hell, I bring you this clip.
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Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment
    When you are facing criminal charges of any kind, whether at the federal or state level, you are supposed to enjoy a presumption of innocence. That's the ideal. In reality, a person can suffer negative consequences of presumed guilt even...
  • Aug 21

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue
    Regardless of the organization that an officer represents, there are proper police procedures that must be followed. That is true even in arrests by officers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI or other government agencies.…
  • Aug 15

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge
    Claims under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aren’t usually associated with public school educators. Organized criminals, or mobsters as they might be depicted in Hollywood films, might be…
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Michael Sweig

Michael Sweig

Covers criminal justice reform.

http://www.bestthinking.com/thinkers/society_and_humanities/nonprofit_organizations/advocacy/michael-sweig
  • Aug 30

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...

    Why 20MillionVote.org is “the Reese’s...
    I have a friend named Tony Nelson. He’s not the one from “I Dream of Genie,” but that really is his name. In Summer and Fall 2013, Tony laid the groundwork for Citizens’ Institute for Law & Public Policy, of which…
  • Dec 12

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...
    Changing the rhetoric of felony is my work and passion. Sometimes what I read and hear angers me. Today, I am outraged at the scurrilous lack of critical thinking displayed by two types of crucial community stakeholders who should know…
  • Dec 12

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...

    Changing the Rhetoric of Felony: The...
    Changing the rhetoric of felony is my work and passion. Sometimes what I read and hear angers me. Today, I am outraged at the scurrilous lack of critical thinking displayed by two types of crucial community stakeholders who should know…
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West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Aug 29

    Aggravated Assault and Car

    Aggravated Assault and Car
    In order to prove the crime of aggravated assault, a prosecutor in Florida has to show that the person accused of committing that crime had a specific intent to do violence to someone else.  What is important is the… The post…
  • Aug 27

    Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Car

    Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Car
    In Florida, you can commit the crime of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon if you use your car to hit someone else’s car when they are inside it.  For example, if you use your car to hit someone… The post Aggravated…
  • Aug 17

    82-Year-Old Man Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty

    82-Year-Old Man Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty
    In the case of Hume Hamilton versus the State of Florida, Mr. Hamiton was an 82-year-old man who was out walking his dog on a leash when a cat got too close to the dog.  The two animals began… The post 82-Year-Old Man Not Guilty…
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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Aug 29

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi
    Recently, Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey paid a visit to Illinois law enforcement officers to discuss FBI priorities in the region. According to news coverage on the subject, he said that stopping violent crime and…
  • Aug 26

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?
    You may have noticed in some Illinois news stories that people are charged with Class X felonies. The term “Class X felony” may raise questions for some, as it does not seem to cleanly fit into the scheme of Illinois felony…
  • Aug 22

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law
    As you may have noticed, bicycle use is becoming more prevalent throughout the streets of Illinois. This means that motorists must become more mindful about sharing roadways with two-wheeled counterparts. Nonetheless, many bicyclists and…
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New York DWI Attorneys Blog

New York DWI Attorneys Blog

Covers DWI / DUI / DWAI cases. By the Law Offices of Carl Spector and Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/blog/
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New York DWI/DUI Blog

New York DWI/DUI Blog

By Carl Spector.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/
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New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
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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/
  • Aug 29

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge
    Earlier this week, a Sturgis firefighter was arrested on charges that he allegedly had an inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. According to a report by one local news source, the 36-year-old firefighter is…
  • Aug 15

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest
    Late last month in Leelanau County, two people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a meth lab. According to a report by MLive.com, upon searching the home, police found chemicals and equipment that can be used to make meth.…
  • Jul 31

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked
    Earlier this month in Illinois, a man was arrested for bank robbery. This may not seem like an unusual crime, but it happened to be the bank at which his girlfriend worked. To make matters even stranger, he was robbing the bank to pay…
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White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
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Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation
    The Cook County Sheriff’s Office participated in the National Day of Johns Arrests July 17 – August 3, along with 28 other law enforcement agencies in 14 states. The sweep, which was created by the Cook County Sheriff’s…
  • Aug 21

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide
    A 15-year-old Chicago boy was charged in February with the murder of his friend, a 16-year-old Chicago boy, who was shot in the head during the commission of an armed robbery. But this case has a twist – the victim was killed by an…
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Attempted Murder Charge and Self-Defense

    Chicago Attempted Murder Charge and Self-Defense
    A Chicago man was recently charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man in the chest. Based on the bare facts, it seems like a slam dunk case. The stabbing took place in a bar, in full-view of dozens of witnesses who,…
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Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Get Caught with a Prostitute This Labor Day Weekend

    Don’t Get Caught with a Prostitute This Labor Day Weekend
    As Labor Day approaches, many people will plan parties with friends to relax and enjoy the holiday. For some, the weekend might include drinking, cookouts and outdoor activities. All of these things are fine as long as they remain within the…
  • Aug 25

    Think Twice before Turning Yourself in for a DWI

    Think Twice before Turning Yourself in for a DWI
    It’s a story that happens all too often. A group of friends are having a good time at their favorite bar until closing time comes around. One of them doesn’t feel too tipsy and decides to drive home. Within minutes, he’s…
  • Aug 20

    What Are the Texas Laws Regarding Cocaine Possession?

    What Are the Texas Laws Regarding Cocaine Possession?
    Texas has some of the toughest drug laws in the nation. This is especially true for drug offenses involving cocaine. A criminal conviction for possession of even a small amount of cocaine can lead to incarceration, fines and probation. These…
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Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Officer, You Can’t Legally Do That: Avoid DWIs This Labor Day Weekend

    Officer, You Can’t Legally Do That: Avoid DWIs This Labor Day Weekend
    A long holiday weekend usually entails people taking to the highways to get to their favorite vacation destinations or to a cookout at the home of friends. Police will also be out on the roads enforcing the DWI and traffic laws, so…
  • Aug 25

    Watch Out: The Police Are Gathering Embezzlement Evidence Right Now

    Watch Out: The Police Are Gathering Embezzlement Evidence Right Now
    The presumption of innocence granted to the accused in criminal cases places the burden of proving guilt on the prosecution. Prosecutors must present evidence to convince the jurors that each element of the crime was committed by the…
  • Aug 20

    Tax Evasion: You May Avoid Prosecution with the Statue of Limitation

    Tax Evasion: You May Avoid Prosecution with the Statue of Limitation
    Rarely do people run into someone who enjoys paying income taxes, and an even rarer occurrence is meeting someone who wants to pay more to the government in taxes than is required. Using legitimate methods such as allowable deductions and…
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