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Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2017

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Douglas Herring.

http://www.newjerseycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    DUI on a What?!?

    DUI on a What?!?
    Recent News stories have brought up the topic of alternatives to cars that have resulted in DUI Arrests.  For example:  Man arrested for DUI after stealing golf cart from Rose Bowl CBS Sports reported that a 19-year-old man was…
  • Jan 8

    Appellate Panel Allows Trial Court to Delay Ruling on Prior Crimes Evidence until after Defendant Testifie

    Appellate Panel Allows Trial Court to Delay Ruling on Prior Crimes Evidence until after Defendant Testifie
    On December 24, 2014, the Appellate Division allowed — for the first time in New Jersey — a trial judge to wait to decide on the prosecutor’s request to admit evidence of another crime until after the defendant…
  • Oct 31

    DUI Conviction Upheld When Police Fail To Read Warning

    DUI Conviction Upheld When Police Fail To Read Warning
    Today, in State v. Pedro Peralta, A-5761-12 (Decided October 31, 2014), the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a published opinion upholding the conviction for Driving under the Influence (DUI), when the police failed to read the required…
Rank this Week: 2587

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2981

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jan 12

    In Front of Your Nose

    In Front of Your Nose
    In 1946 George Orwell wrote a piece called In Front of Your Nose in which he famously said that “[t]o see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”  This is so, Orwell thought, because people have…
  • Jan 6

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm
    Now that the Supreme Court has decided that Padilla cannot be applied retroactively, the lower courts are, as expected, trying to figure out what set of circumstances merits relief under Padilla — that is, when does a foreign national…
  • Oct 29

    The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind
    The following is a “reluctantly dissenting” opinion written by a federal appellate judge in a case  that concerned the voluntariness of incriminating statements made by a 19-year old to detectives in an interrogation room.…
Rank this Week: 4275

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal…

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal Defense

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

http://www.mtnlegal.com
Rank this Week: 3236

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

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

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance
    A new year means new chances for those with previous convictions in Minnesota. On January 1st, a state law went into effect allowing people with misdemeanors and some felonies to petition a judge to determine whether or not they can have…
  • Dec 15

    Colorado Man’s 16th DUI Draws Scrutiny to State Law

    Colorado Man’s 16th DUI Draws Scrutiny to State Law
      A man in Colorado recently received something quite astonishing: his 16th overall DUI-related charge. And despite holding a number of DUI convictions that extend well into the double digits, Denny Lovern, 57, had never faced a felony…
  • Nov 13

    Arizona Court: Medical Marijuana License No Excuse for DUI

    Arizona Court: Medical Marijuana License No Excuse for DUI
    A prescription for medical marijuana is no excuse to drive with the drug in your system, a court in the state of Arizona recently affirmed. The issue dates back to December of 2011 after a man in Phoenix was pulled over and subsequently…
Rank this Week: 2300

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act
    Earlier last year in December, a California appellate court reversed a lower court's decision holding that concentrated cannabis was not considered "marijuana" under the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. According to one local news source out…
  • Jan 4

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge
    Just last week on New Year's Eve, a Rohnert Park man was arrested and charged with several drug- and gun-related charges after Sonoma County sheriffs found methamphetamine, marijuana, and seven guns in the man's residence. According to one…
  • Dec 17

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, an eighth-grade boy was arrested after he was caught with a pellet gun and some marijuana on school property. According to a report by the Press Democrat, several other students saw the boy with the gun and…
Rank this Week: 3769

Union County NJ Criminal Attorneys

Union County NJ Criminal Attorneys

Covers criminal defense developments in Union County, New Jersey. By The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://unioncountynjcriminallawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    Disarming A Police Officer

    Disarming A Police Officer
    In the midst of a scuffle with law enforcement, whether done intentionally or unintentionally, an individual can be charged with attempting to disarm. The alleged attempt of disarming can involve the officer’s gun, baton, pepper spray,…
  • Jan 11

    Stalking

    Stalking
    Elizabeth NJ Stalking Offense Defense Attorney What may have started out as harmful conduct, may quickly turn into the criminal offense known as Stalking. Broadly speaking, stalking laws are intended to prevent repetitive harassing or…
  • Dec 23

    Frequently Asked Questions In Having A Criminal Record or Conviction Sealed, Removed or Expunged

    Frequently Asked Questions In Having A Criminal Record or Conviction Sealed, Removed or Expunged
    Individuals are permitted to request that records of criminal proceedings be sealed and unavailable to the public, including evidence of charges and convictions. This process is referred to as expungment and it is useful because it allows an…
Rank this Week: 4210

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jan 10

    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS.

    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS.
    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. January 10, 2015   Free speech is under attack in the free nations of the western world, in a way more effective than I have otherwise seen in my lifetime. We are…
  • Dec 7

    LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS

    LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS
    LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS Posted December 7, 2014 By Edmund R. Folsom   Just as every cop is a criminal And all the sinners saints As heads is tails Just call me Lucifer ‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint…
  • Nov 20

    Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.

    Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom November 20, 2014 Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers. The following is a list of Vendors and Installers of approved ignition interlock devices for the State of Maine, reflecting installer…
Rank this Week: 3718

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 10

    Army Sexual Harassment – What is it?

    Army Sexual Harassment – What is it?
    What is Army Sexual Harassment?  With all of the recent news concerning sexual harassment this article will help you understand what the Army Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits. Army Regulation 600-20, Chapter 7-4, Prevention of Sexual…
  • Oct 20

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old
    Chicago, Illinois A fifteen year old was charged and convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault, rape.  The defendant was tried as an adult and sentenced to 36 years in prison, of which he will have to serve 85%.  The Illinois…
  • Aug 5

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection
    Chicago – On a Sunday night in Chicago around Armitage and Kildare and Wabansia and Karlov the Chicago Police received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. The callers reported to 911 hearing between 5 and 9 shots and…
Rank this Week: 2137

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
  • Jan 9

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona
    I think the state of Arizona needs to seriously consider the Marshall Plan while things are in a state of flux with the death penalty. Both sides have agreed to a time out in the lawsuit seeking to make public Arizona’s execution…
  • Jan 7

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage
    BDSM contracts … sigh, I never got to study these in law school. Apparently, these non-legally binding agreements are used to layout the terms of a BDSM sexual relationship between two or more individuals.  Since I still not have…
  • Dec 20

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct
    State level prosecutors are put in an interesting position when deciding whether or not to bring charges during police abuse cases.  Recently a discussion began on how police abuse cases are prosecuted, after a few high profile cases…
Rank this Week: 2500

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?
    Answer: No, it is not.  Referral fees are illegal and are prosecuted by the federal government as kickbacks, especially if government medical insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) is used.  Consider the case of  U.S. v. Babaria,…
  • Dec 20

    How is ‘actual loss’ calculated in a fraud case in federal court?

    How is ‘actual loss’ calculated in a fraud case in federal court?
    Answer: One would think that in a case involving the theft of money or a financial fraud, the ‘actual loss’ would be the amount of money taken or stolen, right?  It’s not.  ‘Actual loss’ is a term of…
  • Dec 11

    What is willful blindness?

    What is willful blindness?
    Answer: Willful blindness is a concept in federal law that says you cannot make yourself willfully blind, that is, ignore, an obviously illegal situation you are involved in.  And if you do, you do so at your peril.  Consider the…
Rank this Week: 2688

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Chicago “Ban the Box” and Expungement or Sealing of Violent Misdemeanor

    Chicago “Ban the Box” and Expungement or Sealing of Violent Misdemeanor
    Chicago’s “Ban the Box” law, which prohibits certain employers from requesting criminal background information on job applications goes into effect January 1. However, this information can be requested – and must be…
  • Jan 6

    DuPage County Woman Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance

    DuPage County Woman Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance
    A Villa Nova woman was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after accepting delivery of almost 700 Xanax pills. The arrest was made through the combined efforts of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S.…
  • Dec 31

    Cook County Man Charged with Promotion of Prostitution

    Cook County Man Charged with Promotion of Prostitution
    A Lyons man was arrested last week and charged with two counts of promoting prostitution through a joint investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Vice Unit and the Berwyn Police Department. The alleged promotion of prostitution…
Rank this Week: 2270

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2511

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell Part 2
    In the previous blog, there was discussion on possible defenses for DUI. While an arrest is stressful and often traumatic, it does not necessarily have to lead to a conviction if the right defenses are available. The strength of each…
  • Jan 2

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1

    Los Angeles DUI Defense in a Nutshell – Part 1
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, this does not mean that you are automatically found guilty and will be sentenced. This means that officers believed there was a reasonable suspicion that you were under the influence while operating a…
  • Dec 26

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?

    What Can I do to Ensure Successful Defense of a Los Angeles DUI?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI, you have not yet been charged or convicted. Officers will sent their report over to the Prosecutor’s office, and then prosecutors will determine if the State will take action and bring criminal…
Rank this Week: 4877

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 7

    CONSECUENCIAS DE ZONA LIBRE DE DROGAS RESULTADOS

    CONSECUENCIAS DE ZONA LIBRE DE DROGAS RESULTADOS
    Hallazgos de la zona libre de drogas son comunes en el tribunal de drogas en el condado de Dallas y el Dallas Tribunal de Apelaciones no ha sido favorable a los acusados en esta área, a pesar de que la ley puede ser menos que claro.…
  • Jan 4

    MÁS SOBRE CUESTIONES QUE SE EJECUTA DE POLICÍA

    MÁS SOBRE CUESTIONES QUE SE EJECUTA DE POLICÍA
    En mi puesto el 7 de Noviembre de 2014, discutí el caso reciente en el que fue el arresto injustificada por el único motivo de que el acusado salió corriendo de la policía de mal barrio. Esta situación debe…
Rank this Week: 3332

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Jan 6

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015
    <p>Well Austin, the day has finally come! On January 1st, 2015 the city's new hands free law took effect, and now the use of all handheld devices is prohibited while driving a car or a bike. That's right, bikes too, you one-handed…
  • Jan 6

    Austin Hands Free Law in Effect for 2015!

    Austin Hands Free Law in Effect for 2015!
    <p>Well Austin, the day has finally come! On January 1st, 2015 the city's new hands free law took effect, and now the use of all handheld devices is prohibited while driving a car or a bike. That's right, bikes too, you one-handed…
  • Nov 12

    Hey Austin- Did you know it's already illegal to text while driving?

    Hey Austin- Did you know it's already illegal to text while driving?
    NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IN AUSTIN, TX!! This post is coming to you as a public service message if you should be coming into beautiful Austin for our Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Formula One races, South by Southwest, or perhaps a…
Rank this Week: 4700

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jan 6

    TAKING THE PLEA IN CRIMINAL COURT IN ILLINOIS

    TAKING THE PLEA IN CRIMINAL COURT IN ILLINOIS
    In my practice, making a plea agreement is a last resort, not a first option. When a client comes to me, I first review all the evidence against him or her for any possible defense. Was the arrest based on probable cause? Was the search…
  • Dec 15

    STAYING PAST YOUR WELCOME: HOW RETAIL THEFT BECOMES BURGLARY IN ILLINOIS

    STAYING PAST YOUR WELCOME: HOW RETAIL THEFT BECOMES BURGLARY IN ILLINOIS
    In Illinois, you can be charged with burglary if you 1) enter or remain in a building without authority 2) with intent to commit a felony or theft. Under recent Illinois case law, you can lose the authority to enter or remain in a building…
  • Nov 14

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW PENALIZES KRATOM USE BY MINORS

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW PENALIZES KRATOM USE BY MINORS
    As of January 1, 2015, children under age 18 may not sell or possess any product containing the herbal drug Kratom. Kratom is derived from the Mitragyna speciosa, a tree native to Thailand. Its effects are similar to morphine or opium. The…
Rank this Week: 2430

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 6

    Sixth rules 922(g)(4) unconstitutional

    Sixth rules 922(g)(4) unconstitutional
    Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons all agree, for varying reasons, that 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4) is unconstitutional. Section (g)(4) is the one that prohibits people who have a prior mental health commitment from possessing firearms. The…
  • Jan 5

    New Child Porn decision with varying opinion

    New Child Porn decision with varying opinion
    On Friday, January 2, 2015, the court released its first decision of the new year, United States v. Walters.   Although the case on one hand is uninteresting (the Court upheld the 151 month sentence and all imposed Guidelines…
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
Rank this Week: 2996

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Jan 5

    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO

    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO
    CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE INFO Who gets the money from asset forfeitures and how is that money used? These questions and more are answered in a report titled Asset Forfeiture in Texas: DPS and County Interaction. (hereinafter “DPS…
  • Dec 18

    TRAFFIC STOPS 2.0

    TRAFFIC STOPS 2.0
    TRAFFIC STOPS AND THE FOURTH AMENDMENT The Supreme Court decided Heien v. North Carolina this week (12/15/2014)–which arose from a traffic stop in North Carolina. Facts: In Heien, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surry County…
  • Dec 15

    Criminal Background Check

    Criminal Background Check
    JOB SEARCHES AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS According to a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, nearly one in three adult Americans have a criminal record.  This is causing problems for both employers looking to hire and prospective…
Rank this Week: 2523

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Jan 2

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!

    The Prosecutor Has A Story - and he will spin it against you at trial!
      By now you likely have finished listening to Serial, a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig that garnered over 5 million listeners and which I last wrote about weeks ago. Time…
  • Dec 8

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS
     “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999. Or, if you want to get technical about it (and apparently I do), where a high school…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
Rank this Week: 4414

The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminaldefenseattorney.com/frequently-asked-questions/
Rank this Week: 3265

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4654

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 31

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition.

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition.
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition. Since the weather forecast is in the teens for today and tonight there aren't going to be any set DUI checkpoint locations, it's just too cold outside! But that…
  • Dec 8

    Robert Gigstad Selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for 2015

    Robert Gigstad Selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for 2015
    In another display of his commitment to legal excellence, Attorney Gigstad was selected for the The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2015. Gigstad Law Office, LLC is extremely proud of this latest legal accolade and is…
  • Oct 29

    Attorney Robert Gigstad is Accepted to the Earl E. O'Connor Chapter of the American Inns of Court

    Attorney Robert Gigstad is Accepted to the Earl E. O'Connor Chapter of the American Inns of Court
    Attorney Robert Gigstad, the founder of Gigstad Law Office, LLC, was recently accepted into the Earl E. O' Connor Chapter of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of judges, attorneys, and other legal…
Rank this Week: 3806

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

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

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune
    Criminal defense lawyers are seldom satisfied. Perhaps it’s the law and the rules that govern the work we do, which, generally, are not defendant-friendly. Or perhaps it’s our nature, to be always seeking more for those we…
  • Sep 26

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision
    Following news of Attorney General Eric Holder’s intention “to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed” comes a story today from Joe Palazzolo at the Wall Street Journal that next week the Attorney…
  • Apr 23

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case
    Our firm has handled a number of child pornography cases, especially within the past few years as the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut have made these cases a high priority.  In every one of these…
Rank this Week: 2374

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 4995

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Dec 25

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

    What Is the Punishment for the Possession or Sale of Xanax in California?
    In California, the possession or sale of a controlled substance is illegal. When many people think of a “controlled substance” they envision drugs such as heroin or cocaine; however, prescription drugs are every bit as illegal…
  • Dec 23

    Do the Police Always Need a Warrant to Search Your House?

    Do the Police Always Need a Warrant to Search Your House?
    At some point in your life you may find the police at your door asking to search your home. If this is not the first time you have answered the door to the police you may already know how to handle the situation. If, however, you have never…
  • Dec 18

    Can I Terminate My Probation Early in California?

    Can I Terminate My Probation Early in California?
    If you were convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to serve a period of time on probation as a result in California you are likely counting the days until your probation is over. You may also be wondering “ Can I terminate my…
Rank this Week: 3159

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 24

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story
    It’s been quite a year in the world of anti-bribery compliance.  Here at TRACE, we’ve compiled our “Top 10 List” based on your poll results over the last twelve months. Read through the list below for a look…
  • Dec 19

    Day 10: Online Training

    Day 10: Online Training
    For the final day of our holiday promotion, TRACE is offering one company complimentary access to our online training for one year. Our system administrators will set the winner up with a branded platform to train up to 500…
  • Dec 18

    Day 9: In-Person Training

    Day 9: In-Person Training
    Supplement your training program with a customized, in-person training session conducted by one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This half-day session will enable one lucky company to train their employees on anti-bribery regulations and…
Rank this Week: 2065

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 23

    Father And Fifteen year Old Daughter Charged in Fatal Pennsylvania MVA Crash

    Father And Fifteen year Old Daughter Charged in Fatal Pennsylvania MVA Crash
    The Wayne County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office announced last week that there will be charges against a 15 year old driver and her father in a fatal car crash on August 30, 2014 on Goosepond Road in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.…
  • Dec 18

    Dollree Mapp Dies in Georgia– The Victim Of An Illegal Search Leading To Landmark Supreme Court Case

    Dollree Mapp Dies in Georgia– The Victim Of An Illegal Search Leading To Landmark Supreme Court Case
    On May 23, 1957, in the Cleveland home of future boxing promoter Don King, three police officers demanded to enter to search for a man who they believed had been involved in a recent bombing. The tenant of the home, Dollree Mapp, refused to…
  • Dec 16

    Texting While Driving In 2014–Summary

    Texting While Driving In 2014–Summary
    In 2013, there were 135,738 texting while driving tickets issued by New York State police officers. Of these tickets, 63% resulted in convictions or pleas of guilty. 26% of texting tickets ended up in a conviction for a violation other than…
Rank this Week: 4421

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Heien v. North Carolina - Ignorance of the law is no defense - unless you are a cop

    Heien v. North Carolina - Ignorance of the law is no defense - unless you are a cop
    Last week the Supreme Court decided the case of Heien v. North Carolina. In an 8-1 decision, the Court decided that even though an officer stopped a driver for conduct that was later decided NOT to be illegal, that the officer's objectively…
  • Dec 19

    Stamm Featured in Member in the Spotlight Blog of the National College for DUI Defense

    Stamm Featured in Member in the Spotlight Blog of the National College for DUI Defense
    Leonard Stamm has been featured in the "Member in the Spotlight" blog of the National College for DUI Defense. It is reprinted in its entirety below: Member in the Spotlight: Lenny Stamm This week's Member in the Spotlight is Lenny Stamm…
  • Nov 20

    Marijuana and DUI - DREs required - Carboxyl THC does not prove impairment

    Marijuana and DUI - DREs required - Carboxyl THC does not prove impairment
    With legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, and medical marijuana laws sweeping the country, police are stepping up enforcement of driving while impaired by drugs and controlled dangerous substances enforcement. In Maryland, these…
Rank this Week: 3462

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    Saludos de Navidad

    Saludos de Navidad
    Apreciadísimos amigosDentro de unos días viviremos la fecha más importante de la cristiandad. Repasaremos la bella historia de un niño nacido en las peores condiciones para luego convertirse en el salvador de la…
  • Dec 14

    Disposiciones sobre Ausencia y Contumacia

    Disposiciones sobre Ausencia y Contumacia
    Esta Resolución Administrativa puede tener un impacto sobre las extradiciones venideras...  Y el impacto será negativo. Puede impactar también las extradiciones en giro. Un análisis más…
  • Aug 19

    SOBERANIA Y TERRITORIALIDAD EN LA COOPERACIÓN JUDICIAL INTERNACIONAL. A PROPOSITO DE UNA SENTENCIA DEL TRIBUNAL CONSTITUCIONAL

    SOBERANIA Y TERRITORIALIDAD EN LA COOPERACIÓN JUDICIAL INTERNACIONAL. A PROPOSITO DE UNA SENTENCIA DEL TRIBUNAL CONSTITUCIONAL
    Con sentencia de fecha 18 de marzo de 2014, el Pleno del Tribunal Constitucional ha declarado fundada una demanda de amparo por haberse acreditado la violación del Principio de Soberanía (Jurídica) y del derecho…
Rank this Week: 4432

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Dec 17

    Our Vanishing Right

    Our Vanishing Right
    In an opinion released early this week the Supreme Court of the United States has yet again ruled against protecting individuals rights and has given law enforcement even more power to harass and torment the masses. The case referred to…
  • Oct 21

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law
    If you are convicted of felony, either a state or federal felony charge, you lose certain rights going forward including the right to own firearms. The felony gun ownership laws in Utah are very harsh. The question then arises, what ……
  • Sep 18

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence
    Recently the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether an attorney was deemed to have given ineffective assistance of counsel to a non-U.S. citizen. In State v. Aguirre-Juarez, the defendant plead guilty to one count of attempted identity…
Rank this Week: 4584

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
Rank this Week: 5029

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA
    One of the biggest immigration changes proposed by the White House in recent months is a change to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA is one of the main ways in which undocumented individuals brought to the…
  • Dec 9

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    In a recent speech, President Barack Obama discussed a number of immigration reforms his office plans to encourage or implement in the coming months. These changes may affect thousands of individuals seeking U.S. citizenship and will…
  • Dec 3

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready
    USCIS will accept H1B Visa petitions starting from April 1st of 2015. We recommend companies start planning now for recruitment and salary negotiations as early as December 1, 2014 for the government’s H-1B fiscal year 2016. The H-1B…
Rank this Week: 3796

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Three options following a DUI administrative hearing drivers license revocation

    Three options following a DUI administrative hearing drivers license revocation
    If you get arrested for a DUI here in Washington State then you face two separate legal actions.  One is with the Court system where you will face a criminal prosecution for the DUI.  The other legal action is with the Washington…
  • Dec 6

    What is a hung jury in a DUI case and what happens afterwards?

    What is a hung jury in a DUI case and what happens afterwards?
    Recently I tried a DUI case in King County.  It resulted in a hung jury.  Meaning the jury could not reach a unanimous decision whether my client was guilty or not guilty of the DUI.  So today I wanted to discuss what a hung…
  • Dec 4

    Statewide DUI emphasis patrols going on in WA through 1/1/15

    Statewide DUI emphasis patrols going on in WA through 1/1/15
    I was out of town last week for Thanksgiving so I apologize for the late blog on this.  But starting 11/25/14 law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State are conducting DUI emphasis patrols through the beginning of the new…
Rank this Week: 2018

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Grieving Unreasonable Justice

    Grieving Unreasonable Justice
    My only brother died suddenly of pancreatic cancer the weekend before Labor Day weekend, 2006. My husband who was just my boyfriend at the time helped me so much with the cleaning and straightening up at my brother’s house. Due…
  • Dec 2

    20 years waiting.

    20 years waiting.
    I was unwillingly charged years ago when I was in my early 20s. I was not able to go into the field I most wanted to go into – Law Enforcement or Nursing. Now that I am a College Graduate […] The post 20 years waiting. appeared…
  • Nov 21

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed
    I was wrongfully arrested in 2008 for an alleged terrible crime that happened in 2007, but the accusations were false and I was held in the Parrish jail in Covington, La, without bail and without trial until it was determined […] The…
Rank this Week: 4719

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
Rank this Week: 3060

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3413

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

http://www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    How does the Grand Jury work in New York?

    How does the Grand Jury work in New York?
    The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have gotten a lot of attention lately. And because in both instances the grand jury failed to indict, the grand jury system has also gotten a lot of attention. It seems like the process itself has…
  • Dec 1

    Criminal Liability for Another’s Action

    Criminal Liability for Another’s Action
    Suppose three people named Adam, Brian, and Charlie decide to rob a bank. They devise a plan in which Adam is going to go in first and announce that a robbery is occurring. The plan is for him to take out a gun and to scare everyone into…
  • Nov 26

    When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?

    When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?
    There is obviously a lot of talk in the media lately regarding whether Police Officer Darren Wilson was legally justified in killing Michael Brown. In addition, Akai Gurley was fatally shot by a police officer in Brooklyn a few days ago.…
Rank this Week: 2635

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2634

Wright Law Group Blog

Wright Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal law topics.

http://wrightlawgroupnv.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Police May Be Violating Medical Marijuana Patients’ Privacy Rights in Las Vega

    Police May Be Violating Medical Marijuana Patients’ Privacy Rights in Las Vega
    Medical Marijuana Attorney Las VegasThere are recent reports of teams of law enforcement agents in the Las Vegas area showing up at the private residences of persons who have been issued a medical marijuana patient registry identification…
  • Oct 13

    Las Vegas Civil Forfeiture Attorney

    Las Vegas Civil Forfeiture Attorney
    Las Vegas Civil Forfeiture AttorneyCivil Forfeiture or Legal Piracy?Recently there has been a lot of buzz on the internet about John Oliver’s segment on HBO relating to Civil Forfeiture.What is “Civil Forfeiture”? …
  • Oct 9

    Banks Ignoring Nevada Supreme Court Decision on Super Priority Lien

    Banks Ignoring Nevada Supreme Court Decision on Super Priority Lien
    Many Banks Are Ignoring the Nevada Supreme Court Decision on Super Priority Liens We previously reported that on September 18, 2014 the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that homeowners’ associations’ Superpriority Liens are prior to…
Rank this Week: 2029

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?
    It’s not like drinking, is it? After all, you don’t feel out of control, you’re perfectly able to walk and—depending on your substance of choice—your head may actually be clearer than it is when you’re…
  • Nov 25

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?
    Busted! Not a word you want to hear, but one that can happen very easily if you’re caught buying alcohol for someone under age—even if you didn’t realize they were under age. So, in all good faith you picked up a purchase…
  • Nov 21

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?
    Texas laws are sneaky. Yes, it’s legal for a passenger to drink in your car—as long as it isn’t alcohol. Yes, it’s legal for him to drink alcohol as long as your car is a taxi (and, presumably, you’re a…
Rank this Week: 2488

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Sex Offender Conviction: Who Will Find Out?

    Sex Offender Conviction: Who Will Find Out?
    The simple truth is that a sex conviction – or any conviction – is a matter of public record in the United States. That means anyone can technically see your criminal record. Potential employers, landlords, customers and others…
  • Nov 19

    4 Sex Offenses That Will Hurt Your Reputation

    4 Sex Offenses That Will Hurt Your Reputation
    Texas is known as one of the states with the toughest stances on sex crime. In Texas, a person convicted of sex crime doesn’t just face a lengthy jail term but is normally listed as a sex offender for life and can stay in jail longer…
  • Nov 19

    4 Sex Offences That Will Hurt Your Reputation

    4 Sex Offences That Will Hurt Your Reputation
    Texas is known as one of the states with the toughest stances on sex crime. In Texas, a person convicted of sex crime doesn’t just face a lengthy jail term but is normally listed as a sex offender for life and can stay in jail longer…
Rank this Week: 2434

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

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

    Can Police Tap My Phone? They Can When…

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

    Does Expungement Really Work?

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

    Jurisdiction Fiction: Get the Facts about How Jurisdiction Really Work

    Jurisdiction Fiction: Get the Facts about How Jurisdiction Really Work
    The law and the Texas justice system are packed full of terminology that’s difficult to understand. Take jurisdiction, for example. It’s not only a complex issue, but myths and fiction about it can lead you to believe all sorts of…
Rank this Week: 2489

New York DWI/DUI Blog

New York DWI/DUI Blog

By Carl Spector.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/
Rank this Week: 3193