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Your Affordable Criminal Defense

Your Affordable Criminal Defense

Features updates on criminal law. By Kathryn Harry.

http://youraffordabledefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Congratulations are in

    Congratulations are in
    Congratulations are in order for two of our clients and Attorney Tina M. Gagliano. She successfully won two cases involving speeding in a construction zone citations last week.The first speeding in a work zone ticket was dismissed on our…
  • Feb 5

    Illinois Supreme Court

    Illinois Supreme Court
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Burke delivered an opinion recently on the issue of whether a passenger in a car may be lawfully searched after being stopped initally for a seatbelt violation when the officer found a warrant for the…
  • Jan 30

    Illinois Traffic Law

    Illinois Traffic Law
    http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/PracticeAreas/Traffic-Violations.asp
Rank this Week: 2071

Injustice Anywhere . . .

Injustice Anywhere . . .

Covers criminal law. By a public defender.

http://injusticeanywhere.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    OUTRAGE!!!

    OUTRAGE!!!
    Arizona authorities have charged an 8-year-old boy with two counts of pre-meditated murder. This is so outrageous on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin. They interrogated an 8-year-old child (whose father had just been murdered)…
  • Oct 21

    Frustration

    Frustration
    You know what is frustrating? When you spend forever arguing, begging, pleading, and using all your other tools of persuasion to get a prosecutor to give you a particular deal, but the prosecutor will only offer you X years. So, you go talk…
  • Oct 21

    The Problems with Eyewitness ID

    The Problems with Eyewitness ID
    The Dallas Morning News did a very interesting investigative series on the problems with eyewitness identification and how they were major factors in the wrongful convictions of 18 of the 19 DNA exonerees in Dallas County. It is a MUST read…
Rank this Week: 1734

LA's Dopest Attorney

LA's Dopest Attorney

Covers drugs, criminal law and LA life. By Allison B. Margolin.

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

    How lawyer navigates sea of secrecy in bizarre case

    How lawyer navigates sea of secrecy in bizarre case
    By Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAugust 15, 2007SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland lawyer Jon Eisenberg calls the case of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. George W. Bush the strangest he has ever handled. How strange? Eisenberg was…
  • Aug 14

    LINDSAY LOHAN: LAWSUIT OVER CAR PURSUIT

    LINDSAY LOHAN: LAWSUIT OVER CAR PURSUIT
    Lindsay Lohan was sued Tuesday for assault and negligence by a passenger in a car the actress allegedly chased while drunk last month
  • Aug 12

    ON THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRIVACY

    ON THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRIVACY
    Oregon subpoenas worry medical marijuana advocates PORTLAND (AP) — Federal subpoenas seeking medical records of 17 Oregon medical marijuana patients have growers and users upset and nervous even as a federal judge considers whether to throw…
Rank this Week: 1947

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 4844

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • May 21

    Attorney Correspondence

    Attorney Correspondence
    Henry Alford wrote an excellent article in the New York Times last week called “The Tyranny of Constant Contact.” It’s a must read on the social etiquette involved in being on  social media (i.e., checking Facebook,…
  • May 12

    BEXAR COUNTY PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION

    BEXAR COUNTY PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION
    The Bexar County District Attorney, Nico Lahood, announced that his office will begin offering pre-trial diversion for all misdemeanor offenses except for DWI and Family Violence cases. Click here for the story published by KSAT 12 news. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2700

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3681

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
  • May 21

    Article – Bankruptcy Reform in the Context of For-Profit College

    Article – Bankruptcy Reform in the Context of For-Profit College
    Corinthian Colleges, a private for-profit, post-secondary educational institution, abruptly shut-down last month.  Currently enrolled students were left in a quagmire : 1. find another institution to transfer to (and hope the credits…
  • May 21

    Cronly v. City of Tucson

    Cronly v. City of Tucson
    Women’s suffrage first came under the legal spotlight in the young Territory of Arizona in a court battle over an injunction against the City of Tucson creating a sewer system. The validity of a municipal referendum  that appeared…
  • May 14

    Territory of Arizona v. Robert Connell

    Territory of Arizona v. Robert Connell
    This case is perhaps the first time the Territory of Arizona’s police powers are expressly recognized. The Defendant complained the tax laws were unfair after being prosecuted for selling liquors in less quantities less than one quart…
Rank this Week: 2717

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Dog Fighting Case

    Dog Fighting Case
    Sufficiency of the evidence issues have been demonstrated in recent years in dogfighting or engaging in organized crime/dogfighting cases out of Texas Courts of Appeals, including the Fifth Court of Appeals at Dallas, the Eleventh Court of…
  • May 14

    Right to a Public Trial

    Right to a Public Trial
    Last fall the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, the highest Court for criminal cases in Texas,  re-visited questions about the defendant’s right to a public trial.  The appeal was from a smaller…
  • Jan 7

    CONSEQUENCES OF DRUG FREE ZONE FINDINGS

    CONSEQUENCES OF DRUG FREE ZONE FINDINGS
    Drug free zone findings are common in the drug court in Dallas County, and the Dallas Court of Appeals has not been sympathetic to defendants in this area, even though the law can be less than clear. The findings are sought by the Dallas…
Rank this Week: 3944

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • May 21

    Center on Wrongful Convictions Requests Testing of New Evidence in Savory Case

    Center on Wrongful Convictions Requests Testing of New Evidence in Savory Case
    Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions in Chicago filed a motion in Peoria County Court last week requesting advanced testing on DNA which they say proves the innocence of Johnnie Lee Savory in the double-murder for…
  • May 20

    Nebraska Legislature Votes in Favor of Repealing Death Penalty

    Nebraska Legislature Votes in Favor of Repealing Death Penalty
    Today the Nebraska Legislature voted 32-15 to repeal the death penalty. The vote is the first to pass in 36 years and is expected to be vetoed by Governor Pete Ricketts. In the coming week an override veto will likely take place, which will…
  • May 19

    Defendants Convicted Because of Tainted Evidence Can Get Risk-Free Retrial

    Defendants Convicted Because of Tainted Evidence Can Get Risk-Free Retrial
    In a decision today by the Massachusetts Supreme Court, defendants convicted based on evidence handled by state chemist Annie Dookhan may seek new trials without the risk of additional charges or a more severe sentence previously avoided via…
Rank this Week: 2916

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • May 21

    Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How Should I Behave?

    Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How Should I Behave?
    Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & […] Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How Should I Behave? is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Courtroom Etiquette: What Should I Wear to Court & How…
  • May 20

    Parental Alienation: How to Respond When the Other Parent is Attempting to Turn Your Child Against You

    Parental Alienation: How to Respond When the Other Parent is Attempting to Turn Your Child Against You
    Here’s the scenario.  Your child comes home after a wee […] Parental Alienation: How to Respond When the Other Parent is Attempting to Turn Your Child Against You is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Parental Alienation:…
  • May 20

    Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC

    Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC
    On April 27th, 2015, Minick Law’s Hispanic Outreach Dir […] Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Minick Law at Childrens Day Festival in Hendersonville, NC appeared…
Rank this Week: 2964

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 21

    A Question Can Be A Felony

    A Question Can Be A Felony
    Lawyers fight about words.  And, even if we agree on the words used, we often disagree about the legal consequences of those words.  Today’s case is an example of just such a dispute.  In Tulier v. State, the defendant…
  • May 5

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense
    There are more prescription drug arrests than ever before--primarily involving possession of oxycodone or hydrocodone. No, I don't have stats to back that up, but you can just hear me now and believe me later. While there are many…
  • May 5

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense
    There are more prescription drug arrests than ever before–primarily involving possession of oxycodone or hydrocodone. No, I don’t have stats to back that up, but you can just hear me now and believe me later. While there are many…
Rank this Week: 3779

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • May 21

    California’s Minor in Possession of Alcohol Law

    California’s Minor in Possession of Alcohol Law
    California’s law penalizing minors in possession of alcohol aims to discourage those under 21 from illegally consuming alcoholic beverages. Minors can be charged with this offense if they consume alcoholic beverages, purchase alcoholic…
  • May 8

    Clean Up Your Criminal Record: The Process of Expungement in California

    Clean Up Your Criminal Record: The Process of Expungement in California
    Past convictions can be expunged to help you better your future. Often, a criminal record can be a barrier to certain schooling, obtaining licenses, and certain employment. Sean F. Leslie, Attorney at Law can help expunge your criminal…
  • Apr 30

    California’s Three Strikes Law: What you Need to Know

    California’s Three Strikes Law: What you Need to Know
    California’s Three Strikes sentencing law was enacted in 1994. The law enacted a life sentence for essentially any offense, even an extremely minor one, if the offender has two previous convictions for “serious” or…
Rank this Week: 4918

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • May 21

    Insurance Adjuster

    Insurance Adjuster
    Insurance adjusters are the people at the insurance company who handle your accident and injury claim. They review all the medical information, police reports, pictures, lost wage information and medical billing. They also work with your…
  • May 20

    Lawsuit Against Army for Mislabeled Rifle Cartridge

    Lawsuit Against Army for Mislabeled Rifle Cartridge
    Two Cleveland firefighters have filed suit against the Army after they were injured in an honor guard ceremony for a veteran’s funeral. According to the lawsuit, the Army mixed up grenade-launching cartridges for blanks. When the…
  • May 7

    Sentencing Held in DUI Death Case

    Sentencing Held in DUI Death Case
    In February, 57-year-old Colorado resident Robin Vesser pled guilty to causing the death of 24-year-old Ashley Bradberry. Ms. Vesser was five times the legal limit for blood alcohol when she ran a red light and killed Ms. Bradberry. Last…
Rank this Week: 3308

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Warrant for Arrest in 3yo 1st Degree Misdemeanor Theft Case, Dismissed

    Warrant for Arrest in 3yo 1st Degree Misdemeanor Theft Case, Dismissed
    Columbus criminal defense attorneys were recently contacted by a man in his 20s arrested and charged with 1st Degree Misdemeanor Theft. This is a serious charge and carries with it a sentence of up to six months in jail, $1,000 fine and…
  • May 20

    How Does Expungement and Record Sealing in Ohio Work?

    How Does Expungement and Record Sealing in Ohio Work?
    If you have been accused of a crime or convicted of a minor offense in Ohio, you can still suffer unduly harsh repercussions for having a criminal record for years afterwards. That’s why the processes of expungement and record sealing…
  • May 6

    High OVI Reduced to Reckless Operation of a Vehicle

    High OVI Reduced to Reckless Operation of a Vehicle
    Columbus criminal defense attorneys were recently contacted by a client arrested and charged with a second 1st degree misdemeanor high concentration OVI in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. This second 1st degree misdemeanor high concentration OVI was within…
Rank this Week: 2801

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • May 21

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion
    On March 9, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray presided over oral argument in the first appeal hearing of an administrative enforcement action.   The appeal involves two companies that…
  • May 20

    The Department of Justice Hammers Away at Corporate Cooperation

    The Department of Justice Hammers Away at Corporate Cooperation
    For at least the second time in recent weeks, the Justice Department’s criminal division chief delivered lengthy public remarks on what the department expects from companies choosing to cooperate with federal investigators. In a speech…
  • May 14

    SEC Division of Investment Management Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Funds and Adviser

    SEC Division of Investment Management Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Funds and Adviser
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Division of Investment Management (“Division”) recently released a Guidance Update (“Guidance”) highlighting the importance of cybersecurity for…
Rank this Week: 3522

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer…

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Blog

By IMG Legal Group.

http://www.imglegalgroup.com/#!blog/cxyn
  • May 20

    What are Common Criminal Charges? A Complete Alphabetical List of Crimes in Monmouth County, NJ.

    What are Common Criminal Charges? A Complete Alphabetical List of Crimes in Monmouth County, NJ.
      There are many differnent types of Criminal Offenses in which you would need to hire a criminal defence lawyer. Many states group criminal offenses into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor holds a lesser offense…
  • May 19

    Need a Monmouth County, NJ Lawyer to get charges Expunged?

    Need a Monmouth County, NJ Lawyer to get charges Expunged?
    Need a Monmouth County, NJ Lawyer to get charges expunged? An expungement ordinarily means that an arrest or convictions "sealed," or erased from a person's criminal record for most purposes.   After the expungement process is complete,…
  • May 10

    Have You Or A Family Member Been Devastated By The Misconduct Of Others?

    Have You Or A Family Member Been Devastated By The Misconduct Of Others?
    Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Ian Goldman represents personal injury victims who have been devastated by the misconduct of others. We have witnessed the tragedies that many families face under unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances. IMG…
Rank this Week: 2945

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/
Rank this Week: 3412

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: 3143

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    What the Oliver Stone movie “Platoon” and traffic court have in common

    What the Oliver Stone movie “Platoon” and traffic court have in common
    I am not a big war movie buff, but I love Oliver Stone’s 1986 Vietnam movie classic “Platoon,” which starred Tom Berenger as Sergeant Barnes, William Dafoe as Sergeant Elias, and Charlie Sheen as Private…
  • May 4

    New York’s Corroboration Rule of Criminal Procedure Law § 60.50

    New York’s Corroboration Rule of Criminal Procedure Law § 60.50
    An interesting criminal case has emerged from Orange County, New York where the authorities have charged Angelika Graswald with murder in the death of her fiancé, Vincent Viafore. The case started on April 19,2015 when…
  • May 3

    What the 1970’s game show “Let’s Make a Deal” and Traffic Court have in common

    What the 1970’s game show “Let’s Make a Deal” and Traffic Court have in common
    For those of you who are too young to remember, back in the 1970’s there was a popular game show on television called “Let’s Make A Deal,” hosted by Monty Hall, whom the show billed as “America’s Favorite…
Rank this Week: 2893

The Criminal Lawyer

The Criminal Lawyer

Provides commentary and breaking news about criminal law and policy. By Nathaniel Burney.

http://burneylawfirm.com/blog
  • May 20

    A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal
    Yesterday, the New York Senate voted to pass “Brittany’s Law,” to create a new public registry of offenders. Think “sex offender” registry, only for anyone convicted of any violent felony. People with a…
  • May 1

    A Fundamental Disconnect

    A Fundamental Disconnect
    Your smartphone has a lot of private stuff on it. Passwords, photos, messages, files. You want to keep it private. So it’s a good thing that companies are building better encryption into their phones, right? Not according to law…
  • Apr 27

    Inexpert Testimony

    Inexpert Testimony
    The purpose of a trial is not to discover the truth. Sorry. Whether civil or criminal, bench or jury, the purpose of a trial is to decide on an “official version” of the facts. The purpose of the justice system is to make an…
Rank this Week: 4756

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • May 20

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??
    A recent hot topic In Orange County, California has been the use of in custody government snitches against in-custody defendants.  The Seal Beach, California mass murder case involving Scott Dekraai, involved weeks of hearings resulting…
  • May 1

    Prostitution Stings in Orange County, California – Don’t Fall For the Fake Ads!!

    Prostitution Stings in Orange County, California – Don’t Fall For the Fake Ads!!
    Law enforcement officers routinely use tax payer funded “sting” operations involving fake ads to trap johns for prostitution.  Recently, there have been several sting operations resulting in the arrests of business…
  • Apr 25

    Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

    Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney
    When you have been arrested and accused of committing a crime, or you are under investigation, you need to find a criminal defense attorney immediately.  With the internet at your fingertips, it is hard to determine which attorney is…
Rank this Week: 3361

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • May 20

    Be Your Own Charity Investigator

    Be Your Own Charity Investigator
    News this morning of a Federal Trade Commission civil fraud case against four “cancer” charities in Tennessee is a good time to highlight a wonderful investigative tool out there that we have been using for years. Based on the…
  • May 6

    The Ethical Case for Neutral Third Party Investigator

    The Ethical Case for Neutral Third Party Investigator
    How independent should an independent investigator be? The cover story in this month’s American Bar Association Journal called “The Probers” takes a look at some of the highest profile independent investigations of recent…
  • Mar 19

    Ne-Yo to Testify in Sports Drink Fraud Trial

    Ne-Yo to Testify in Sports Drink Fraud Trial
    Grammy award winner Ne-Yo and several professional athletes are among those set to testify in federal court against the principals of Ohio-based sports drink company Imperial Integrative Health Research & Development.  Preston…
Rank this Week: 3197

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • May 20

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime
    Recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to adopt changes in the guidelines that judges use in sentencing white collar crimes – to be effective this coming November.  The decision came in part as a reaction to the…
  • May 18

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce
    On April 12, 2015, a man by the name of Freddie Gray was chased down and arrested for “possession of a switchblade” by Baltimore PD.  Eyewitnesses report Gray screaming and asking for medical attention.  By April 19, a…
  • May 13

    Freddie Gray Tragedy a Lesson in Constitutional Right

    Freddie Gray Tragedy a Lesson in Constitutional Right
    As Baltimore becomes the latest casualty of events transpiring from police brutality, another Justice Department investigation is underway for the multitude of constitutional rights Freddie Gray may have suffered at the hands of police.…
Rank this Week: 2913

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • May 20

    Senate Backs “Second Chance” Bill for Some One Time Offender

    Senate Backs “Second Chance” Bill for Some One Time Offender
    If you commit a one-off crime but then stay out of trouble, you can still be dogged by your criminal record which can make it harder for you to get a job and get back on your feet again. That could change for some one-time offenders who stay…
  • May 17

    Suspect in Recent FBI Arrest Appears in Court, Attorney John Helms Gives Interview

    Suspect in Recent FBI Arrest Appears in Court, Attorney John Helms Gives Interview
    The post Suspect in Recent FBI Arrest Appears in Court, Attorney John Helms Gives Interview appeared first on .
  • May 13

    Bill Would Include Transgender People in Hate Crimes List

    Bill Would Include Transgender People in Hate Crimes List
    Hate crimes in Texas are defined under the Texas Hate Crimes Act, as offenses that are motivated by prejudice, hatred, or advocacy of violence against victims due to a number of factors including the victim’s race, religion or sexual…
Rank this Week: 2587

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 4002

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2936

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Community Correction

    Community Correction
    In Florida, there are several alternatives to jail time available. Depending on the type of offense, an offender may be able to avoid incarceration by complying with certain conditions and restrictions. Probation Probation is court-ordered…
  • May 18

    Embezzlement in Florida

    Embezzlement in Florida
    A Brevard County School District employee was arrested recently for embezzling. Natalie Jean Jones, who was employed as a bookkeeper at a middle school, stole over $100,000 from Brevard Public Schools. She would make out legitimate checks to…
  • May 13

    Carjacking

    Carjacking
    A man in Orange County recently carjacked three women and then caused a car accident involving several vehicles. He fled to a parking lot after stealing from a Gap store, and then carjacked an SUV, driving off with the three women that were…
Rank this Week: 2820

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • May 20

    Child Abuse Law, Penalties and Defenses in Houston

    Child Abuse Law, Penalties and Defenses in Houston
    Child abusers are thought of as being among one of the worst classes of criminal offenders. This negative perception of child abusers is largely false, as a good number of parents are falsely accused of child abuse every year. If you’ve…
  • May 13

    Texas Sexting Laws and Penaltie

    Texas Sexting Laws and Penaltie
    Section 43.21 of the Texas Penal Code deals with obscenity, defining obscene material as being something that “the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that taken as a whole appeals to the prurient…
  • May 8

    Types of Defenses to Criminal Charge

    Types of Defenses to Criminal Charge
    Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky. Whenever a crime is committed, it is the job of the prosecution to prove that the accused committed the crime,…
Rank this Week: 3470

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • May 20

    How Does the Arraignment Process Work in Harris County?

    How Does the Arraignment Process Work in Harris County?
    Events become a blur for someone who has been arrested. It is not uncommon for people taken into custody by police to not know the actual criminal charges against them until the first appearance in court when a judge reads them out loud at…
  • May 12

    Qualifying for Halfway Houses and Transitional Living Facilities in Texa

    Qualifying for Halfway Houses and Transitional Living Facilities in Texa
    Halfway houses serve to create an environment where prisoners or recovering addicts can spend a period of transition between their previous place of incarceration or treatment and the outside world. The idea is to give people the opportunity…
  • May 8

    Guidelines on Felony Sentence

    Guidelines on Felony Sentence
    Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of Rand Mintzer, Attorney at Law. Sentences awarded to people convicted of crimes are always in proportion to the crime. Some crimes such as petty…
Rank this Week: 3492

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • May 20

    Defending Against Sexual Assault in Texa

    Defending Against Sexual Assault in Texa
    Texas law provides very severe punishments for a sexual assault conviction. In fact, even being accused of a sexual assault crime can have long-lasting consequences for a defendant. In some cases, these consequences can persist even if the…
  • May 13

    Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texa

    Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texa
    In Texas, few crimes are as serious as sexual abuse of a child. However, within this category of offenses is another more serious crime called continuous sexual abuse of a child. This crime involves any type of sexual contact between an adult…
  • May 8

    Criminal Defense Procedure

    Criminal Defense Procedure
    Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal advice and does not reflect the opinions of the Law Office of James Alston. For any person who has been arrested and accused of committing a crime, it is paramount to hire a criminal defense…
Rank this Week: 3469

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Florida Court of Appeals that involves domestic violence and “cyberstalking.”  Horowitz v. Horowitz, 2015 WL 1443223 (District Court of Appeals of Florida – Second District…
  • May 18

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, New York County, New York that analyzes an issue involving divorce procedure.  Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 WL 1486978 (2015).  The issue involves the process of…
  • May 15

    The Lawyer, the Lawsuit and "Excusable Neglect"

    The Lawyer, the Lawsuit and "Excusable Neglect"
    As the Utah Court of Appeals explained in a recent opinion, Kaveh and Cindy Aghdasi filed a lawsuitagainst Payam Saberin and City Cab after "Saberin, a cabdriver who leased…
Rank this Week: 2730

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/
  • May 19

    Physical Control and Minnesota DWI Law

    Physical Control and Minnesota DWI Law
    At first glance, the terms “driving under the influence,” “driving while impaired,” or “driving while intoxicated” simply means that a driver actually needs to be driving a motor vehicle in order to be…
  • May 14

    Is Biking While Impaired Illegal in Minnesota?

    Is Biking While Impaired Illegal in Minnesota?
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans traveling by bicycle has increased by a whopping 43 percent since 2000. With so many people using the two-wheeled mode of transportation to get from one place to another, it can be…
  • May 11

    DWI and Dram Shop Laws in Minnesota

    DWI and Dram Shop Laws in Minnesota
    All U.S. states have set strict laws and hefty penalties targeted at reducing incidents of drunk driving. These DUI/DWI laws aim to punish motorists who opt to drink and drive, thus risking their own lives and the lives of others on the road.…
Rank this Week: 2938

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry

    Removed From Iowa Sex Offender Registry
    Last week Stowers & Sarcone successfully secured the removal of one of their clients from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. The client met all of the criteria of Iowa Code Section 692A.128 and was determined to be a low risk to re-offend.…
  • May 19

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill

    Iowa Legislature Passes Expungement Bill
    On May 1, 2015 Governor Branstad signed Senate Bill 385. “An Act Relating to the Expungement of Not-Guilty Verdicts and Dismissed Criminal-Charge Records…” into law. This is a big step for Iowa which had no general…
  • Jan 27

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge

    Federal Drug Charges vs State Drug Charge
    FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES vs STATE DRUG CHARGES: What’s the difference? What makes a federal drug charge vs a state drug charge? Federal drug charges are prosecuted in the United States District Court by the United States Attorney’s…
Rank this Week: 2983

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • May 19

    How Should I Dress and Act in Court?

    How Should I Dress and Act in Court?
    The facts of your DUI case and your choice of representation are the primary determining factors of how your case will go in court. However, those clients who want to do everything they can to ensure a positive outcome can take a more…
  • Apr 13

    DUI Offender Endangers 11 Seniors on the Road

    DUI Offender Endangers 11 Seniors on the Road
    Last week, the driver of Snohomish Senior Center van was pulled over and charged with a DUI by the Washington State Patrol. The stop occurred on Highway 2 and happened after the driver's 11 elderly passengers called for him to stop. The…
  • Mar 16

    New Bill Proposes Tougher DUI Laws in Washington

    New Bill Proposes Tougher DUI Laws in Washington
    Bipartisan lawmakers are looking to strengthen DUI laws all across Washington. This past January, a group of lawmakers presented House Bill 1279 to the House Committee on Public Safety. Among its provisions, the bill aims to bolster ignition…
Rank this Week: 3875

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • May 19

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial

    The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial
    The Alimony Statute The Utah Alimony Statute, Utah Code § 30-3-5(8), articulates seven factors that a court must consider in making an alimony determination: (i) the financial condition and needs of the recipient spouse; (ii) the…
  • Apr 14

    Saving Your Driver License With A Drug Conviction

    Saving Your Driver License With A Drug Conviction
    Drug Convictions Lead to a Six Month Loss of Driver License One of the most annoying collateral consequences of a drug conviction is the loss of a driver’s license. This is true for the simplest of marijuana possession charges to the…
  • Feb 12

    What is Criminal Nonsupport?

    What is Criminal Nonsupport?
    How Violating a Child Support Order Because Criminal Nonsupport Every parent has the moral (and legal) obligation to provide for the support and maintenance of their children. In every divorce involving children the court is primarily…
Rank this Week: 2620

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Covers DWI, criminal arrest and court appearances.

http://www.austincriminaldefenseattorney.com/Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 19

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?
    Evading arrest is a Class "a" misdemeanor if it's a first time evading on foot. The punishment range is up to a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine. If you've previously been convicted of evading on foot then the offense is a state jail…
  • May 8

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?
    You can get charged for defending yourself. Suppose your girlfriend or boyfriend gets upset with you. You want to leave and they block the door, so you grab them by the arms and move them to the side, leaving bruises on their arms. You commit…
  • Feb 25

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?
    Most probations or deferred dispositions require that you not commit any new offenses. While a ticket is a relatively low level of offense, it's still an offense. You should do anything to jeopardize the hard work you've put in to this point.…
Rank this Week: 3600

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Ex-NFL player arrested for "extreme DUI"

    Ex-NFL player arrested for "extreme DUI"
    While you don't often think of TMZ as a sports news source, they brought attention to a former player and his "extreme arrest". Ex-Michigan star and high first round draft pick Braylon Edwards was arrested and charged with an "extreme DUI"…
  • May 12

    Policeman uses his patrol car to ram man who had gun

    Policeman uses his patrol car to ram man who had gun
    CBS News has another case where a suspect is alleging police misconduct. Is this just another in a flurry of police brutality cases or was the cop a hero who saved innocent lives by his action? It was like a scene from an action movie. The…
  • May 7

    Florida woman texting before fatal DUI crash

    Florida woman texting before fatal DUI crash
    The local CBS station produced a heartbreaking story about a woman that was texting seconds before her car accident that cost her friend her life...and potentially the woman's freedom. "I'll be dead thanks to you"..."Driving Drunk-…
Rank this Week: 5067

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    Civil Confrontation

    Civil Confrontation
    The Confrontation Clause, of course, only applies in favor of a criminal defendant.  But it has long appeared to me that it reflects a broader principle in common-law adjudication, that ordinarily at least a party should have a…
  • Mar 28

    Remote testimony

    Remote testimony
    Here's a belated report on a recent development in a long-standing issue.  Last month, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in New Mexico v. Schwartz, No. 14-317.  The petition presented the issue whether the…
  • Mar 12

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children
    Today's Washington Post is publishing an Op Ed piece by Steve Ceci and me, How courts should hear from children.  It summarizes the views that Steve and I presented in an amicus brief in Clark and in the law review essay on which the…
Rank this Week: 3257

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • May 19

    CAN POLICE USE A NARCOTICS DOG TO SNIFF OUTSIDE YOUR HOME IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN POLICE USE A NARCOTICS DOG TO SNIFF OUTSIDE YOUR HOME IN ILLINOIS?
    If you’re stopped while driving a car, the police can use a dog to sniff for drugs around your car provided the search does not unduly prolong the traffic stop. But can the police use a dog to sniff around your house? The answer is…
  • May 4

    THE LAW OF PUBLIC INDECENCY IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW OF PUBLIC INDECENCY IN ILLINOIS
    You were walking in the forest preserve, when that coffee you drank ran right through you. As it turns out, the preserve is a cruising area, which you may or may not have known. You start to unzip, thinking you are unobserved, when an…
  • Apr 24

    CAN RUNNING FROM POLICE BE GROUNDS FOR ARREST IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN RUNNING FROM POLICE BE GROUNDS FOR ARREST IN ILLINOIS?
    You like to walk at night. A police officer thought your presence late at night was suspicious so he stopped you. You didn’t want him to find the concealed weapon or the cocaine in your pocket, so you ran. Now you are charged with…
Rank this Week: 3056

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Massachusetts High Court Orders State Law Enforcement to Reconsider Crime Lab Wrongdoing

    Massachusetts High Court Orders State Law Enforcement to Reconsider Crime Lab Wrongdoing
    On the heels of the Annie Dookhan investigation, it came to light that there was misconduct on the part of another state chemical analysis lab technician at a drug crime lab in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was discovered that state chemist,…
  • May 15

    Drug Addicts Seeking Help Won’t Be Charged With Massachusetts Drug Crime

    Drug Addicts Seeking Help Won’t Be Charged With Massachusetts Drug Crime
    In an effort to help combat opiate addiction in Gloucester, Massachusetts, local police have put forth a plan that would offer opiate addicts the chance to get the help they need without having to face the consequences of drug possession…
  • May 7

    Probation Violations Because of Technological Failure

    Probation Violations Because of Technological Failure
    What happens if you are on probation, parole, or are under house arrest when your ankle bracelet malfunctions? What if it stops transmitting a GPS signal and the police are unable to verify where you are? You aren’t technically in…
Rank this Week: 4402

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridaabogadocriminal.com/
Rank this Week: 2880

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3228

New York Criminal Defense Blog

New York Criminal Defense Blog

Covers high-profile crimes and the NYS criminal system. By Arkady Bukh.

http://www.nyccriminallawyer.com/blog
  • May 18

    Lack of Diversity in the US Legal System

    Lack of Diversity in the US Legal System
    According to Montgomery Tabron, the head of WK Kellogg Foundation, one of the country’s largest philanthropies, the law enforcement and justice system in the US is broken. While criticism is rampant about the fact that the…
  • May 14

    An Illegal Ponzi Scheme Leads to 13-Years in Prison

    An Illegal Ponzi Scheme Leads to 13-Years in Prison
    A Ponzi scheme is a scheme in which unrealistically high rates of return are promised to investors. When new investors are lured by these promises and provide their funds to a money manager or financial advisor, money that the new investors…
  • May 11

    Death Penalty Faces Biggest Test in Decade

    Death Penalty Faces Biggest Test in Decade
    Death penalty in the US is currently facing one of its biggest tests in decades. While capital punishment is legal in 36 nations including China, Japan and the US and it is legal in the 32 American states, three death row inmates in Oklahoma…
Rank this Week: 2784

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/
Rank this Week: 3390

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • May 18

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed

    Cell Tower Location Data Privacy Decision Reversed
    Last July, we reported on United States v. Davis, an Eleventh Circuit decision in favor of privacy rights. In that case, a three-judge panel held that cell phone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell phone location…
  • May 11

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment

    Laptops, Border Checks and The Fourth Amendment
    Photo: “LAX-International-checkin” by TimBray at en.wikipedia.   Developments in law are sluggish compared to the rapid rate of technological advancement, and courts must constantly apply old legal principles to technologies…
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Fifth Circuit Rules Only a Seaman Can Commit Seaman’s Manslaughter
    A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court serves as a good reminder that criminal statutes say only what they say, and that it is up to the legislature to revise statutes to expand their scope if the…
Rank this Week: 3816