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Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
Rank this Week: 3277

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional
    Chicago – The Illinois Supreme Court finally issued its opinion addressing a number of aspects of the Illinois Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Statute, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6.  The Court found most importantly that the mandatory…
  • Feb 7

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar
    Chicago – In a case that has been before the Court of Appeals for the third time and before the United States Supreme Court twice, the relator appealed the district court’s dismissal of her qui tam case based on the False Claims…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3311

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

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

    Understanding Tax Evasion

    Understanding Tax Evasion
    Perhaps one of the most infamous criminals the United States has ever known, Al Capone had many ties to the criminal underworld and had been in and out of jail for many petty offenses before he was finally convicted of tax evasion  on…
  • Jan 30

    Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent

    Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent
    When Genevo Salinas, a suspect of the 1992 murder of brothers Juan and Hector Garza, remained unresponsive to a single question following an hour of police interrogation, he believed he was acting on his Fifth Amendment rights. However,…
  • Jan 15

    The Government is Listening…BEWARE!

    The Government is Listening…BEWARE!
    From 2012 to 2013, federal and state surveillance from wiretaps of oral, wire, and electronic communications increased an astonishing five percent. This electronic eavesdropping, while seemingly invasive, is considered lawful interception in…
Rank this Week: 2741

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 3248

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Maryland Court Upholds Conviction for Resisting Arrest and Peace Order Violation

    Maryland Court Upholds Conviction for Resisting Arrest and Peace Order Violation
    The seriousness of a criminal arrest cannot be overstated, no matter what the severity of the crime. An arrest record or conviction can affect a person’s life in a variety of ways for years to come. And while a felony conviction is…
  • Feb 3

    Maryland Court Upholds Suppression of Evidence in Traffic Stop Search

    Maryland Court Upholds Suppression of Evidence in Traffic Stop Search
    The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees citizens the right to be free from an illegal search and seizure. Law enforcement authorities are expected to have “probable cause” before conducting a search of a person or…
  • Jan 22

    Baltimore Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Maryland Bishop

    Baltimore Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Maryland Bishop
    Many people have heard of the legal terms “misdemeanor” and “felony.” These are the two categories of criminal conduct under Maryland law. Misdemeanors are considered to be less serious than felonies, and they…
Rank this Week: 3429

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3889

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

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

    ILLINOIS GETS NEW EAVESDROPPING LAW

    ILLINOIS GETS NEW EAVESDROPPING LAW
    After the former law was struck down as unconstitutionally broad, Illinois has enacted a new eavesdropping statute. Under the new law, it is illegal to use an eavesdropping device to record private conversations unless all parties consent. …
  • Feb 19

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"
    Before the modern digital era, jilted lovers would exact revenge on their unhappy exes by mailing those compromising photos. Once the photos or negatives were destroyed, however, the images were gone. End of problem. But in these times,…
  • Feb 2

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"

    ILLINOIS ENACTS NEW LAW TO PREVENT "REVENGE PORN"
    Before the modern digital era, jilted lovers would exact revenge on their unhappy exes by mailing those compromising photos. Once the photos or negatives were destroyed, however, the images were gone. End of problem. But in these times,…
Rank this Week: 2820

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense

    Shoplifting and Theft Defense
    Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles,…
  • Feb 16

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law

    The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law
    What happens if the police didn’t read you your rights?  Can your entire case be thrown out or dismissed?   Please click to play audio (approximately 4 minutes):     Transcript of audio:   Hi – it’s…
  • Feb 12

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

    Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast
    Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting…
Rank this Week: 4907

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman

    Antelope Valley High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of Woman
    On Wednesday February 18, a woman whose name was not revealed in news reports was handcuffed and taken into custody following a high-speed chase on Antelope Valley Freeway and Pearblossom Highway, according to articles at the Daily News.…
  • Feb 6

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man

    Tragic Bus Accident in Redondo Beach Takes Life of Elderly Man
    Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys know that deadly accidents occur every day on roadways in the Los Angeles and Redondo Beach areas. Tragically, a recent accident involving a South Bay bus left an 83-year-old man dead at the scene, while…
  • Jan 22

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence
    In 2014, Los Angeles saw a significant jump in violent crime; in fact, it was up 14.3%, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a January 12 news report at NBC4. According to Beck and Garcetti, the biggest factor in…
Rank this Week: 3321

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Feb 19

    What Uruguay's Legalization means for Latin America

    What Uruguay's Legalization means for Latin America
    Surpassing all other countries in the world on modernization of marijuana laws, legislators in Uruguay passed a bill in December of 2013 to legalize and regulate marijuana nation-wide. Uruguay's president voiced strong support for the bill,…
  • Feb 12

    Expensive Math: Texas Prison Population Has Grown by 995% During the Last 40 Years While State Population Has Only Doubled

    Expensive Math: Texas Prison Population Has Grown by 995% During the Last 40 Years While State Population Has Only Doubled
    Despite a relatively low crime rate during the last decade, between 1970 and 2010, Texas' prison population increased by 995%, even though the state's population only increased by 124% during that same time period. However, Texas'…
  • Feb 5

    When can a person be arrested without a warrant?

    When can a person be arrested without a warrant?
    Unlike federal law, which more broadly allows officers to make warrantless arrests based on probable cause, Texas laws specify the circumstances when officers can make arrests without a warrant. Understanding these circumstances may better…
Rank this Week: 3646

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida
    One hit wonder and 90's musician Vanilla Ice was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft in Palm Beach County this week. According to news reports, Ice was renovating a nearby home as a part of his DIY television show "The Vanilla…
  • Feb 19

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida

    Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary and Grand Theft in Florida
    One hit wonder and 90’s musician Vanilla Ice was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft in Palm Beach County this week. According to news reports, Ice was renovating a nearby home as a part of his DIY television show…
  • Jan 27

    A Primer on How Not To Get Arrested at Gasparilla

    A Primer on How Not To Get Arrested at Gasparilla
    It's that time of year again folks! Downtown Tampa and Bayshore Boulevard will be packed this weekend with pirates doing all sorts of piratey things. The rum will flow, the booty will be plundered, yards will be peed in and some of us might…
Rank this Week: 3654

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

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

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Feb 19

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred
    Our firm is proud to announce yet another approval for an individual who entered the United States of America prior to the age of sixteen as a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This individual arrived after turning 15…
  • Feb 19

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant
    What makes an undocumented alien "undocumented?" Most people would think, correctly, that it means being present in the United States without permission. It follows, then, that an alien who has permission to be here is "documented." You don't…
  • Jan 16

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services held a Public Service Engagement conference call with Mariela Melero, Associate Director of Customer Service and Public Engagement on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in order to address policy…
Rank this Week: 4377

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Mandatory Prison Terms for Repetitive Offense

    Mandatory Prison Terms for Repetitive Offense
    Imagine: A drug addict has a prior conviction for drug possession. As he attempts to sell a gram of cocaine to get his next fix, he gets caught. He now faces a sentence that is almost double that of a dealer caught with a kilo of cocaine for…
  • Jan 30

    Fourth Amendment Right

    Fourth Amendment Right
    Most Americans somewhat understand what the Constitution stands for and who it is intended to protect. Nevertheless, it may be difficult to figure out which Amendments within the Constitution are more important than others and which pertain…
  • Jan 16

    Fourth Amendment Under Attack, Again

    Fourth Amendment Under Attack, Again
    After the October 6, 2014 argument in front of the United States Supreme Court, attorneys for Nicholas Heien and the attorneys for the state of North Carolina finally received a decision on December 15, 2014 for the Heien v. North Carolina…
Rank this Week: 3685

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.missouricriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    The Federal Lawyer – Healthcare Fraud

    The Federal Lawyer – Healthcare Fraud
    Healthcare Fraud is becoming an increasing prosecutorial phenomenon in the federal criminal justice system.  Many U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country are filing criminal charges against physicians and their staff for…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Licensed Drivers and Knowing the Repercussions of Missouri Traffic and Criminal Offense

    Illinois Licensed Drivers and Knowing the Repercussions of Missouri Traffic and Criminal Offense
    Missouri and Illinois have very different driver’s license statues and regulations. The ramifications of a conviction in Missouri for an Illinois licensed driver can be significant. For instance,  with respect to traffic…
  • Oct 7

    The Evolution of DWI/DUI Offenses in Missouri

    The Evolution of DWI/DUI Offenses in Missouri
    Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influences cases in Missouri are continuing their evolution toward ambiguity as courts wrestle with recent changes to the BAC testing process, the science behind such testing, and even the impact…
Rank this Week: 3574

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4583

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Covers Arizona DUI laws, DUI penalties, field sobriety tests and vehicular assault. By Koplow & Patane.

http://duiblog.arizonaduicenter.com/
  • Feb 17

    Scottsdale Crime Lab: The Supreme Court's Statement of Issue

    Scottsdale Crime Lab: The Supreme Court's Statement of Issue
    Today at 11:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding whether to reinstate a trial court's finding that - blood alcohol measurements created by the Scottsdale Crime Lab are unreliable.  You can read a history…
  • Feb 13

    The Scottsdale Crime Lab cases will be reviewed by the Arizona Supreme Court

    The Scottsdale Crime Lab cases will be reviewed by the Arizona Supreme Court
    The Arizona Supreme Court has decided to review the Court of Appeals' (COA) ruling regarding whether Scottsdale DUI results can be trusted.   Our ongoing legal battle over the defective software used by the Scottsdale Crime Lab (SCL) to…
  • Nov 11

    You have a bandwidth problem

    You have a bandwidth problem
    An analyst from a crime lab testifies that a defendant, who is charged with DUI, has a blood alcohol concentration of .120.  Despite the legal requirements that the state must prove the test is trustworthy, most jurors have made a blink…
Rank this Week: 4549

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Should I cooperate with the Feds in Jacksonville?

    Should I cooperate with the Feds in Jacksonville?
    Answer: No, you should not.  I wrote about this subject, generally, back in June of 2014, where I discussed the pros and cons of cooperating with prosecutors in order to get a better deal.  Based on my recent experience, however, I…
  • Feb 6

    What happens if I fill out the paperwork incorrectly when buying a gun?

    What happens if I fill out the paperwork incorrectly when buying a gun?
    Answer: You could end up in prison or with a federal felony conviction, is what could happen.  As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, I have represented those charged with gun crimes.  Consider the case of United States v.…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2722

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    No criminal charges for driver enjoying cheeseburger

    No criminal charges for driver enjoying cheeseburger
    There is likely little denying that today's world runs at a faster pace than it did in previous years. Many people in Georgia have to find new and innovative ways to multitask in order to make the most use of...
  • Feb 3

    Apparent road rage leads to felony charges at elementary school

    Apparent road rage leads to felony charges at elementary school
    It's understandable to feel more than a little miffed by a driver who cuts you off or who refuses to use a blinker when shifting lanes. A Georgia woman was recently accused of taking road rage a little too far...
  • Jan 29

    Felony charges for man accused of snatching rare, valuable coin

    Felony charges for man accused of snatching rare, valuable coin
    Most people in Georgia would likely feel pleased if their spare pocket change totaled up to $20 or so, but police claim that one man had coins worth much more than that. Officers allege that the man in question hadn't...
Rank this Week: 3620

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Feb 16

    Watch out for the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup

    Watch out for the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup is here and will be running from February 12th through March 1st. What you need to know about the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup. The 2015 Great Texas…
  • Feb 9

    We Fight Hands Free Driving Traffic Ticket

    We Fight Hands Free Driving Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The new San Antonio Hands Free Driving Law is in effect. This means that you can get a $200 Hands Free Driving Traffic Ticket for using your phone while driving. We fight to resolve Hands Free…
  • Feb 9

    We Fight Hands Free Driving Traffic Ticket

    We Fight Hands Free Driving Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The new San Antonio Hands Free Driving Law is in effect. This means that you can get a $200 Hands Free Driving Traffic Ticket for using your phone while driving. We fight to resolve Hands Free…
Rank this Week: 5060

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Feb 16

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law

    The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Law
    Last year, in Palmer v. District of Columbia, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the District of Columbia’s carrying a pistol statute was facially unconstitutional. In a lawsuit…
  • Jan 16

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?
    In August of 2012, the District of Columbia City Council, with little public comment, amended DC’s DUI law. Among the many changes included doubling mandatory minimum jail sentences for repeat offenders and cases with high chemical…
  • Jan 9

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program
    I usually advise my clients to enroll in a private alcohol program after getting arrested for a DC DUI. For most people who get arrested for DUI, the police will release them at the station after several hours with a Citation to Return to…
Rank this Week: 3302

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney…

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

By the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC.

http://marylandcriminalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Bench Warrants in Maryland

    Bench Warrants in Maryland
    Bench Warrant Maryland | MD Criminal Defense & Be…: http://youtu.be/2A2VkkEt25Y
  • Feb 16

    What is a Stet Disposition in Maryland

    What is a Stet Disposition in Maryland
    Stet Disposition in Maryland | Stet Docket Maryla…: http://youtu.be/7xqJDKIvxJI
  • Feb 16

    What is a PBJ in Maryland?

    What is a PBJ in Maryland?
    PBJ Probation Before Judgment in Maryland | Maryl…: http://youtu.be/cKfIX9_0Pcw
Rank this Week: 5010

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: 3553

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal and DUI law. By the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG
    To my faithful dear reader (whomever you may be), let me update my terribly outdated blog. During my hiatus from blogging, there has been no shortage of news stories pertaining to criminal law and justice throughout South Florida and the…
  • Aug 14

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE
    This week's disturbing news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, is highlighting the troubling trend of militarization in American law enforcement agencies; a trend which is occurring right here in South Florida, as it is in most parts of the…
  • Jun 25

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING
    This week, the State of Florida has amended its "Stand Your Ground Law," allegedly "expanding" the law to protect "warning shots." The apparent impetus for this legislation was the conviction and sentencing of Ms. Marissa Alexander, who was…
Rank this Week: 4800

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    What Are the Exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule

    What Are the Exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule
    What is the Exclusionary Rule? The exclusionary rule, in simple terms, allows courts to rule that a piece of evidence is inadmissible if it was obtained through illegal means by law enforcement, typically through an illegal search. If the…
  • Dec 17

    Christian v. Christian – Imputation of Income Analysi

    Christian v. Christian – Imputation of Income Analysi
    What Is Imputation of Income? The Utah Court of Appeals decided Christian v. Christian and once again addressed the proper analysis for determining an imputation of income. In that case the wife argued on appeal that the trial court had…
Rank this Week: 3107

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: 4356

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Blog

Published by Jason R. Antoine.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!

    First Offense DUI: All Evidence Suppressed!
    This past week my client faced three days in jail and one year license suspension for a first offense DUI charge that occurred on Route 1 in Chester County, PA. My client was traveling on Route 1, observing the speed limit when two…
  • Nov 19

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”

    5th Offense DUI in Delaware County – Jury says “Not Guilty”
    This case was a huge victory for the Antoine law firm. On Thursday night, November 13th after deliberating several hours, the jury returned a not guilty verdict to the charge of Driving Under the Influence. A conviction would have been a 5th…
  • Oct 27

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court

    Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Pennsylvania Drug Cases Declared Unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Superior Court
    In Pennsylvania there are currently mandatory minimum sentence laws that apply to drug dealing cases. Basically, when a defendant is convicted of selling or dealing drugs certain enhancements can give a defendant mandatory time in jail. For…
Rank this Week: 4135

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Provides Ohio criminal appeals news, views and insights. By J. Adam Engel, LLC.

http://www.adamengel.net/appealsblog/
  • Feb 12

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant

    Evidence From Single Trash Pull Can Be Enough For a Warrant
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that evidence seized from a single trash pull that corroborates tips and background information involving drug activity is sufficient to establish probable cause for a warrant. The case is State v. Jones, Slip…
  • Sep 26

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense

    Ohio Supreme Court: “All or Nothing” Defense Does Not Prevent Instruction On Lesser Included Offense
    The case is State v. Wine, No. 2014-Ohio-3948. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant who presents an “all or nothing” defense in a criminal trial does not have the right to prevent a trial court from giving…
  • Sep 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing

    Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Attorney Is Required for Resentencing Hearing
    The Ohio Supreme Court has held that a defendant is entiled to an attorney at a resentencing hearing. The court explained that “a resentencing hearing is a critical stage of a criminal proceeding to which the right to counsel…
Rank this Week: 3046

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

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

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw

    Austin Woman Sues Police over DWI Blood Draw
    An Austin woman has sued the city and Travis County, claiming they violated her civil rights while administering a blood draw, according to a report by Statesman. The lawsuit states that on February of 2013, the woman, who was 24-years-old at…
  • Feb 2

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated

    Woman Allegedly Hits Bicyclist with Her Car while Intoxicated
    According to a report by Keye-TV, on the morning of January 24, a 30-year-old woman allegedly hit a bicyclist with her vehicle at the intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Koenig Lane in Central Austin. Police believe she was intoxicated…
  • Jan 26

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant

    California DMV Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrant
    California is home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants. The estimate is said to be somewhere in the millions. Previously, many of these individuals had no choice but to drive without licenses due to the demands of work and daily…
Rank this Week: 3584

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: 3715

The Edelstein Firm Blog

The Edelstein Firm Blog

Features opinion and commentary on the practice of criminal defense. By David Edelstein.

http://www.miami-criminal-lawyer.net/blog/
  • Feb 8

    The Thin Line Between Entertainment and Reality

    The Thin Line Between Entertainment and Reality
    Before this one, I had never been involved in a case that had been featured on “The First 48.”  The more I learned about the case—and how the show insinuated itself directly into the homicide investigation—the…
  • Dec 7

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com
    Our firm is proud to be a highlighted service provider on Thumbtack.com Thumbtack.com is a revolutionary service that leverages technology to empower consumers and service providers while providing a more efficient marketplace. You can check…
  • Nov 25

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy
Rank this Week: 4693

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
  • Feb 7

    rape charge in new york

    rape charge in new york
    The post rape charge in new york appeared first on New York Criminal Attorney: NY Criminal Defense - Law Offices of Arkady Bukh.
  • Jan 30

    US Justice Department Tracking American Motorist

    US Justice Department Tracking American Motorist
    According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, the US Justice Department has been gathering and storing records of hundreds of American motorists. The report claims that this database can track the movements of vehicles across the…
  • Jan 16

    New York Prosecutor Highlights Need for Regulations to Fight Data Encryption

    New York Prosecutor Highlights Need for Regulations to Fight Data Encryption
    A top prosecutor of New York Country says that Apple and Google should be legally required to give police access to customer data that may be deemed necessary when investigating crimes. According to Cyrus Vance, Manhattan District Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 3037

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

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

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Fail to Obey a Reasonable and Lawful Order

    Fail to Obey a Reasonable and Lawful Order
    Have you been charged with fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order that a police officer made in Maryland? If so, contact attorney Randolph Rice at (410) 288-2900 or email his office to schedule a free legal consultation. Attorney…
  • Feb 5

    What happens after a DUI arrest in Maryland

    What happens after a DUI arrest in Maryland
    DUI Arrest in Maryland – What happens after a DUI Arrest in Maryland? What happens after a DUI arrest in Maryland? If you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWI in Maryland, you are facing serious consequences. Call attorney G.…
  • Feb 5

    Bench Warrant

    Bench Warrant
    Bench Warrants in Maryland. Did you miss court or did you violate your probation in Maryland? Do you now have an active bench warrant for your arrest in Maryland? Call the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 or email…
Rank this Week: 3025

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/
  • Feb 6

    Minnesota DPS Reveals Top Drunk Driving Counties; Super Bowl Arrests Decrease

    Minnesota DPS Reveals Top Drunk Driving Counties; Super Bowl Arrests Decrease
    Leading up to the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety revealed an infographic on Facebook showcasing what it considers to be state’s top 25 dangerous drunk driving counties – all areas state authorities carried…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2835

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

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

    The BOP’s “Second-Class” System

    The BOP’s “Second-Class” System
    Over at Fusion.net, Cristina Costantini and Jorge Rivas offer a scathing critique of the Bureau of Prisons’ housing and management of non-U.S. citizens, which has largely been handed over to private prison corporations headed…
  • Nov 18

    Longstanding BOP “Crisis” a Top Justice Department Priority

    Longstanding BOP “Crisis” a Top Justice Department Priority
    Last week, Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent a memorandum to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General concerning “Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Justice.” The first identified…
  • Aug 15

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure
    OSHA has announced that its January 2014 investigation of FCI McDowell (WV) found that “correctional officers and other staff” there were exposed to “bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards.”…
Rank this Week: 3348

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

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

    Can I get my Maine criminal conviction expunged?

    Can I get my Maine criminal conviction expunged?
    Every so often I get a question from someone who is experiencing the negative effects of an old criminal conviction, and so they ask the question (can I get my Maine criminal conviction expunged)? Unfortunately the answer to the question (can…
  • Feb 4

    I already paid my fines and fees for OAS. Why is my license still suspended?

    I already paid my fines and fees for OAS. Why is my license still suspended?
    Every so often, prospective clients inquired about their suspended license. A common question asked is since I have already paid my fines and fees for OAS. Why is my license still suspended? Consider for a moment the fictional story of Billy,…
  • Jan 31

    Can an Assault Victim Sue for Medical Bills?

    Can an Assault Victim Sue for Medical Bills?
    I often hear this question (Can an Assault Victim Sue for Medical Bills?) from people who are facing assault charges. These people are concerned how severe the impacts are to a one time bad decision. To answer the question (Can an Assault…
Rank this Week: 3335

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Covers traffic law, driver's license law, DWI/DUI law, criminal law, and more.

http://www.trafficlawstop.com/blog
  • Feb 3

    Red Light Camera Ticket Refund

    Red Light Camera Ticket Refund
    Due to recent court rulings against many Missouri municipalities for their red light camera ticket programs, drivers who paid red light camera fines may be eligible for a 20% refund of their fines if they received a ticket in one of the…
  • Sep 2

    Missouri School Bus Law

    Missouri School Bus Law
    It’s back to school season, and that means we will be seeing school buses on the road. Below we outline school bus passing laws in Missouri. When red lights are activated: 2 lane road: all drivers must STOP. 2 lane and a turn lane (3…
  • Aug 27

    Ellisville Buys Body Cameras for Police Officer

    Ellisville Buys Body Cameras for Police Officer
    The Ellisville, Missouri police department has begun purchasing body cameras for all of its police officers. The Saint Louis suburb had been planning on getting cameras for all officers, but the Ferguson riots and Michael Brown shooting made…
Rank this Week: 3209

Behind the Eighth

Behind the Eighth

Review of news and notable decisions affecting federal criminal practice in the Eighth Circuit. By Murray Law LLC.

http://mlawllc.com/blogs/
Rank this Week: 3374

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3476

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    17 Driving Tips for You This Winter in New Hampshire – Blizzard of 2015

    17 Driving Tips for You This Winter in New Hampshire – Blizzard of 2015
    Winter snow is beautiful in New Hampshire, however it can be very dangerous, and sometimes frightening for motorists caught in dangerous conditions out on the roadways.
  • Jan 30

    Public Indecency and Lewdness in NH

    Public Indecency and Lewdness in NH
    A recent local news story concerning New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens centers around NH’s public indecency and lewdness statute, RSA 645:1
  • Jan 23

    NH Car Accidents: A new AAA Study on Drowsy Driving

    NH Car Accidents: A new AAA Study on Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy driving is now being called just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel after having one too many drinks. This may seem like an exaggeration, but the studies and statistics don’t lie.
Rank this Week: 3522

Graham Lawyer Blog

Graham Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law, law and technology stories, and first amendment issues from around Eastern Washington. By Stephen Graham.

http://www.grahamlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Spokane to Tow Vehicles for Prostitution Arrest

    Spokane to Tow Vehicles for Prostitution Arrest
    The city council for Spokane voted this month to allow the police to tow and impound the vehicles of individuals arrested for solicitation of prostitutes in Spokane city limits. Under state law, when a city designates these tow areas, the…
  • Jul 7

    Washington Marijuana Stores: 8 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Visiting

    Washington Marijuana Stores: 8 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Visiting
    Today is the big day in Washington State. Twenty-two state-licensed marijuana stores will open, including two in Bellingham, Washington. But before traveling south, there are important things Canadians need to know about the complicated legal…
  • May 17

    The Right to Public Trial and Automatic Locks on Courthouse Doors in Washington State

    The Right to Public Trial and Automatic Locks on Courthouse Doors in Washington State
    As we all know the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants a defendant the right to a “public trial.” This means we don’t convict people in secret trials in this country. Everyone is welcome to go down to a courthouse…
Rank this Week: 4373

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed

    Federal Drug Conspiracy Cases Dismissed
    Aggressive litigation by federal defense attorneys concerning over-zealous federal drug-war strategies resulted in federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Illinois, specifically Chicago, dismissing federal conspiracy charges these…
  • Jan 27

    Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction Arrests In Pensacola

    Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction Arrests In Pensacola
    People need to be aware that, albeit often illegally, they may be arrested by merely asking questions to officers who are arresting someone else. The best thing to do is to observe as much information about the incident as possible from a…
  • Dec 12

    Ivy League Law Schools too Traumatized over "Ferguson" can delay taking Final Exam

    Ivy League Law Schools too Traumatized over "Ferguson" can delay taking Final Exam
    Law students at Harvard, Columbia and Georgetown Universities can elect to be excused from taking final exams if they feel disturbed by the grand jury decisions relating to the Ferguson and New York City decisions. As I understand it, this…
Rank this Week: 4700

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3279

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Jan 28

    Where can I do my DUI Jail time?

    Where can I do my DUI Jail time?
    If you have the funds and do not want to go to the downtown or MRJC in King County you can ask the Court to approve other alternative jails. (make sure to ask at sentencing hearing) These jails tend to...
  • Jan 28

    What's the maximum jail sentence on a Washington State DUI?

    What's the maximum jail sentence on a Washington State DUI?
    364 days. Unless, it is a felony (5th in 10 years). With a 1/3 off for good time - about 8 months. That is the maximum jail time a Judge can impose on you for violations of the Court's DUI...
  • Jan 27

    Is a Deferred Prosecution recorded as a conviction?

    Is a Deferred Prosecution recorded as a conviction?
    No. If you do a Deferred Prosecution for a DUI in Washington State it is not a conviction at any pont. (unlike a deferred sentence). However, the Deferred Prosecution does remain in the Court and Department of Licensing (DOL) records.
Rank this Week: 4027

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

New Jersey Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By John B. Fabriele III, LLC.

https://www.newjerseycriminalattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Snowmageddon 2015, And The Duty to remove Snow From Your Car in New Jersey

    Snowmageddon 2015, And The Duty to remove Snow From Your Car in New Jersey
    The Blizzard of 2015… In New Jersey, it was the event that never was. However, it is still a good time to remind people of their obligations toy remove snow from their car when it snows, imposed by motor vehicle…
  • Dec 2

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey
    As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, I have helped countless clients charged with possession of marijuana avoid conviction. Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana Under 50 Grams, under sub-section (4) of 2C:35-10 is…
  • Dec 2

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey

    Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in New Jersey
    As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, I have helped countless clients charged with possession of marijuana avoid conviction. Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana Under 50 Grams, under sub-section (4) of 2C:35-10 is…
Rank this Week: 3131

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 26

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?

    How Can You Get Off The Iowa Sex Offender Registry?
    Is it possible to get off the sex offender registry in Iowa? If so, how can you get off the sex offender registry? Actually, you can get off the Iowa sex offender registry. The process is cumbersome and having a lawyer who is skilled in the…
  • Jan 25

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?
    When do police have to read you your Miranda Rights? The police are required to read you your Miranda Rights when you are in custody and subject to interrogation. Your Miranda Rights inform you about your right to remain silent and your…
Rank this Week: 2879