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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 26

    Fraudster Receives 7 Year Prison Term for $15M Mortgage Scam

    Fraudster Receives 7 Year Prison Term for $15M Mortgage Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Timothy Ricks, 47, East Orange, New Jersey, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for conspiring to defraud financial institutions and launder stolen funds as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony…
  • May 26

    3 Charged With Deceiving Homeowners into Selling Their Home

    3 Charged With Deceiving Homeowners into Selling Their Home
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mario Alvarenga, Rajesh Maddiwar, and Amir Meiri were arrested for participating in a scheme wherein, through an organization that advertised help to those seeking loan modifications to avoid foreclosure, obtained…
  • May 26

    Company VP Admits Misrepresenting Collateral to Obtain $35M Loan

    Company VP Admits Misrepresenting Collateral to Obtain $35M Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Yaffe, 55, Tampa, Florida, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud admitting his role in misrepresenting the extent of company collateral to Sovereign Bank in order to borrow $35 million.…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 27

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    My blogging is light because I'm just finishing watching the last 24 episodes of Cartel de los Sapos (First Season.) In between episodes, I read about the real life persons the charaters are portraying, to see how closely the show follows…
  • May 27

    Soccer Officials Face U.S. Indictment and Extradition

    Soccer Officials Face U.S. Indictment and Extradition
    Swiss police have arrested several FIFA officials and sports marketing executives on a U.S. grand jury indictment alleging corruption and bribery related charges. They will be extradited the the U.S. to face trial. The head honcho, Sepp…
  • May 24

    Sunday Night Open Thread

    Sunday Night Open Thread
    Time for a new open thread. Here it is, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 7

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015
    This is Once Fallen's video and commentary on the Rally In Tally, a collaborative effort between various organizations within the Anti-Registry Movement (ARM). The purpose of the rally was to bring a bold message to one of the strongholds of…
  • May 7

    FL - Couple Gets 15 YEARS In Prison For Having Sex On Florida Beach

    FL - Couple Gets 15 YEARS In Prison For Having Sex On Florida Beach
    A couple in Florida is facing fifteen years in prison after they were caught having sex on a public beach. The incident happened at Bradenton Beach and apparently there was a number of witnesses including children. Ana Kasparian and Cenk…
  • Apr 22

    Sentence Extended

    Sentence Extended
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By No Chance: I was sentenced to 8 months for "Sexual Assault of a Child" 15 years ago. Since then I have had many people give me a chance.…
Rank this Week: 8

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 21

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner
    A Massachusetts court officer has been held on a $50,000 bail after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female prisoner on multiple occasions while escorting her through Lawrence District Court. Jose Martinez was arraigned at Essex…
  • May 5

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim
    Nice piece about this motorcycle group helping childhood victims of sex abuse and assault.
  • May 2

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child
    A foreman with the Wayland Department of Public Works is facing child rape charges for reportedly assaulting a girl several times beginning when she was 5 years old, the Middlesex district attorney's office said, as reported by the Boston…
Rank this Week: 33

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Tweaking Texas' junk science habeas writ, and why the state must give more notice when it asks a judge to evict you than to kill you

    Tweaking Texas' junk science habeas writ, and why the state must give more notice when it asks a judge to evict you than to kill you
    Legislation codifying the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' interpretation of Texas' junk science writ (see here and the second item here) has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature and a bill to require the government to give notice…
  • May 27

    And then the dust cleared: First look at criminal justice reforms still standing

    And then the dust cleared: First look at criminal justice reforms still standing
    We find little more clarity on pending Texas criminal justice legislation this morning after the last few days of deadlines. Here are a few, initial highlights:Innocence commission headed to governorRuth McClendon's innocence commission…
  • May 26

    Dotting i's on grand jury reform

    Dotting i's on grand jury reform
    The passage of Texas grand jury reform over the weekend was shockingly uneventful, with predicted fireworks never materializing and gutting amendments never proposed. It turned out, the votes were there in the House to pass the bill without…
Rank this Week: 35

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 25

    Lifestyle Analysis in Family Law Case

    Lifestyle Analysis in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, November 2011. One of the chief concerns in a divorce or child custody case is identifying the true income of one or both of the parties. It is not unusual for…
  • May 21

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
  • May 20

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
    Man on Top is a documentary about multi-level markeing (MLM). It being directed and produced by Paul Mathieu. The film tells the story of MLM and how it has cheated consumers out of billions of dollars with its fake business opportunity: Man…
Rank this Week: 37

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 27

    VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!

    VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!
    Wow, who would have thought it possible? Red-state Nebraska (with a few purple splotches) actually has repealed the death penalty by voting to override the Governor’s veto! And who were the people responsible for finally pushing this…
  • May 21

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!
    Today Angolan journalist and human rights defender Rafael Marques walked out of court a free man. He was facing over 10 years in prison and a fine of $1.2 million US dollars but all charges were dropped.
  • May 20

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide
    Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As we move from…
Rank this Week: 39

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 40

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 38

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    State drops charges against Hampden woman accused of running over sex offender

    State drops charges against Hampden woman accused of running over sex offender
    5-27-15 Maine: NOBLEBORO, Maine — All charges were dropped May 12 against a Hampden woman who was arrested in March for allegedly running over her boyfriend, a convicted sex offender, with a car after she caught him allegedly attempting to…
  • May 27

    Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offender

    Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offender
    Now where is the bill preventing children from going anywhere near lawmakers? Lest children learn how to misconstrue, and do all those other things lawmakers do to stay in office! 5-27-15 Alabama: The Alabama house passed legislation Tuesday…
  • May 26

    Troy police consider charges after arson death

    Troy police consider charges after arson death
    5-27-15 New York: LANSINGBURGH - An autopsy was being done Tuesday on a woman who died recently, weeks after being pulled from a fire in Lansingburgh. Right now this is an arson investigation. We don't know the results of the autopsy yet,…
Rank this Week: 59

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 63

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 89

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal
    On Tuesday the FBI arrested Miami Springs Police Sgt. Andres Quintanilla, a 16-year veteran of the force, on a federal corruption charge. The 33-year-old was charged with “attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of…
  • May 4

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime
    In the last few months, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug called flakka has been the culprit of many strange and bizarre crimes. One man ran nude through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he…
  • Apr 29

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction
    A Hernando County detention deputy has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation after he was arrested, along with his girlfriend, in an alleged illegal narcotics transaction. The man, 41, has…
Rank this Week: 161

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War
    "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"  -- Groucho Marx"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating…
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
Rank this Week: 130

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 99

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • May 27

    Open Carry of Handguns in Texas: Get Ready

    Open Carry of Handguns in Texas: Get Ready
    You may assume that it’s not allowed anywhere in the United States for an ordinary citizen to carry their gun openly in public display, but you’re wrong if you do. It’s not. In fact, it’s strange but true that until…
  • May 20

    Fighting the Prosecutor on Just Punishment: Evidence on Sentencing and Probation After a Conviction in Texa

    Fighting the Prosecutor on Just Punishment: Evidence on Sentencing and Probation After a Conviction in Texa
    For many people, maybe because it seems like it in so many TV shows, criminal trials are one big event.  It’s exciting and fast-paced, where the attorneys roam the courtrooms, there’s very little paperwork, and there are lots…
  • May 15

    Probation Northern District of Texas Federal Marriage Fraud

    Probation Northern District of Texas Federal Marriage Fraud
    Client received probation on Federal Marriage Fraud Case in the Northern District of Texas. The post Probation Northern District of Texas Federal Marriage Fraud appeared first on Dallas Justice.
Rank this Week: 109

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 27

    Mindful, But For The Right Reason

    Mindful, But For The Right Reason
    One of the more vapid trends within the legal profession is mindfulness, a word that conjures up images of, well, nothing much.  Oh, the horrible stress of being a lawyer, and so a cottage industry of happy-talking folks has arisen to…
  • May 27

    The Cleveland Caveat

    The Cleveland Caveat
    The New York Times characterizes the settlement agreement reaches between the Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, and the Cleveland police as “tough standards on force.”  By most accounts, it’s something…
  • May 26

    When The Hammer Hits The Right Nail

    When The Hammer Hits The Right Nail
    Nebraska Senior District Court Judge Richard Kopf is a crafty old man.  He knows how to play an audience, and does so with finesse when he writes of a death* he can “cheerfully” support. Last Sunday, Michael Ryan died on…
Rank this Week: 157

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 151

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 139

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 110

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 27

    Senator Paul talking about crime and punishment in Chicago

    Senator Paul talking about crime and punishment in Chicago
    As reported in this Chicago Tribune article, headlined "Rand Paul in Chicago: Crime 'not a racial thing, it is a spiritual problem'," the most interesting man in sentencing politics had lots of interesting things to say about crime…
  • May 27

    Nebraska legislature, with every vote counting, repeals death penalty by overriding Gov veto

    Nebraska legislature, with every vote counting, repeals death penalty by overriding Gov veto
    As reported in this local article, the "death penalty has been repealed in Nebraska." Here is how: In a historic vote Wednesday, senators voted 30-19 to override a veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts. The bill (LB268) had passed a week...
  • May 27

    "Will Mike Huckabee's Forgiveness of Joshua Duggar Extend to Other Youthful Offenders?"

    "Will Mike Huckabee's Forgiveness of Joshua Duggar Extend to Other Youthful Offenders?"
    The question in the title of this post is the headline of this provocative Huffington Post commentary authored by Steve Drizin. Here are excerpts: I confess that I had never heard of Josh Duggar before Friday. I never watched TLC's...
Rank this Week: 231

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 272

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 27

    Arizona Driver Arrested For DUI After Taking Cop Car, Turning On Siren

    Arizona Driver Arrested For DUI After Taking Cop Car, Turning On Siren
    An Arizona woman is facing two counts of aggravated DUI after allegedly taking a friend’s police car and driving to a fast food restaurant. Elizabeth Jean Moore, was taken into custody after turning on the siren while at the drive thru…
  • May 26

    Suspected DUI Driver Hits Disability Transport Bus in Maryland

    Suspected DUI Driver Hits Disability Transport Bus in Maryland
    A Maryland driver suspected of DUI has been arrested after allegedly crashing into a disability transport bus in Laurel, Maryland. The crash took place in front of Laurel elementary school where both vehicles had to be towed away from…
  • May 21

    San Jose Man Arrested For DUI After Urinating on Median, Hitting Police Car During Escape in Van

    San Jose Man Arrested For DUI After Urinating on Median, Hitting Police Car During Escape in Van
    A San Jose resident has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after urinating on a median and then driving away in a minivan. According to reports the man, 37-year-old Yrineo Pantoja, then refused to stop for police eventually clipping one of the…
Rank this Week: 187

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    LUNCH & LEARN

    LUNCH & LEARN
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  • May 26

    SUMMER DAY ONE

    SUMMER DAY ONE
    It's the first day of summer, and (male) lawyers in Miami will wear clothes that are more appropriate for a brisk fall day than 90 degree with 95% humidity. And still the chief judges in Federal and State court blink in wonderment and…
  • May 23

    TOP SUMMER SONGS

    TOP SUMMER SONGS
    From: Somewhere you're not. Rumpole traditionally takes a vacation to start the summer season, relaxing in a place far away from the summer crowds and noisy americans wearing loud bathing suits, sipping diet poison, playing obnoxious…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • May 22

    Memorial Day, and Serving our Greatest Heroe

    Memorial Day, and Serving our Greatest Heroe
    Memorial Day, and Serving our Greatest Heroes Before 9/11, many Americans thought of Memorial Day as the beginning of the summer season and an opportunity to reflect on patriotism.  Today, we are more mindful of the service a select…
  • May 21

    Disgraced San Diego California Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing Officer Benavidez Sentenced

    Disgraced San Diego California Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing Officer Benavidez Sentenced
    On February 3, 2015, Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing Officer Benavidez, out of the San Diego DMV Driver Safety Office, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to accept bribes.  As previously discussed in a previous blog post…
  • May 8

    After Midway Shooting Death of a Transient, SDPD Chief Zimmerman Orders Cops to Turn On Camera

    After Midway Shooting Death of a Transient, SDPD Chief Zimmerman Orders Cops to Turn On Camera
    Perhaps San Diego Police Chief Zimmerman reads my blog posts.  After concern was voiced from numerous citizens and public interest groups, including the ACLU, Chief Zimmerman ordered that all law enforcement officers must turn on their…
Rank this Week: 227

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 224

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 184

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 222

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 202

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 246

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 26

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other
    The attorneys at Ramsay Law Firm have a national reputation to maintain - while we practice our particularly aggressive manner of DWI defense solely for our clients in Minnesota, both Chuck and Dan are authors of well-regarded books and…
Rank this Week: 363

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 27

    Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto

    Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto
    With no votes to spare, the Nebraska legislature overrode the Governor's veto, and its bill abolishing the death penalty became law.This is an unwise decision, for reasons noted many times on this blog.  In some ways, however, it makes…
  • May 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Federal Appeals Court Refuses to Lift Immigration Hold:  A request from Justice Department lawyers allowing President Obama to enforce his immigration actions pending appeal has been denied by a federal appeals court.  Ariane de…
  • May 27

    The John Doe Murderer

    The John Doe Murderer
    Pseudonyms such as "John Doe" are sometimes used in court cases, usually to protect the innocent.  The Ninth Circuit recently issued an opinion in a capital case in which it referred to the murderer as John Doe, supposedly to protect...
Rank this Week: 491

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 469

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Youth Justice Bill to Limit Juvenile Convictions Passes Florida Senate

    Youth Justice Bill to Limit Juvenile Convictions Passes Florida Senate
    A measure that would inject some common-sense into the impossibly stringent sentences imposed on young, non-violent offenders in Florida is gaining widespread support. Passing by a vote of 37-1 in the Florida Senate, HB 99 would increase the…
  • May 23

    DUI Manslaughter Defendant Gets No Jail Time

    DUI Manslaughter Defendant Gets No Jail Time
    One of the key pieces of evidence in many criminal Florida DUI cases is the breathalyzer test, typically conducted with a brand of machine known as the "Intoxilyzer." It is designed to measure a person's blood-alcohol content by analyzing…
  • May 21

    Reed v. Pettit - Sobriety Checkpoint Arrest Challenged

    Reed v. Pettit - Sobriety Checkpoint Arrest Challenged
    Although the constitutionality of sobriety checkpoints has been challenged repeatedly across the country, it has consistently been upheld. That being said, police agencies are held to strict standards regarding how these operations must be…
Rank this Week: 344

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 26

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge
    According to CNN, the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to bring corruption charges against up to 14 senior officials at FIFA, the world's soccer governing body. The reports from CNN come from "law enforcement officials."…
  • May 26

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?
    My friend Kimberly Brown used to invite me once a year to address her Administrative Law class at University of Baltimore Law School. The topic was always the pros and cons of an Independent Counsel, operating under the auspices of...
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
Rank this Week: 466

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO SIX WOMEN IN ORLEANS

    DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO SIX WOMEN IN ORLEANS
    It is easy for most of us to condemn a drunk driver. One should not drink alcohol and drive. That’s pretty clear. Sometimes, though, the lines are a bit blurrier when it comes to questions of safe driving. Take the recent case of a…
  • May 22

    ESSEX COUNTY COURT OFFICER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE

    ESSEX COUNTY COURT OFFICER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE
    Surprise! I am not Ian. He will be with you next week with one of our “war stories”. Speaking of surprises, here is a little tale from yesterday’s session in Salem Superior Court. As you know, anybody can suddenly find…
  • May 20

    “CAN I APPEAL MY CRIMINAL CONVICTION?”

    “CAN I APPEAL MY CRIMINAL CONVICTION?”
    Folks are focused on the federal criminal appeal of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (hereinafter, the “Defendant”). While his appeals will be automatic because of his unusual penalty, all criminal defendants, especially if convicted after a…
Rank this Week: 550

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Fatality Crash SH6@34.4

    Fatality Crash SH6@34.4
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • May 25

    Single Vehilce Rollover near Caldwell

    Single Vehilce Rollover near Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • May 25

    *Final Update* Multiple Crashes South of Downey

    *Final Update* Multiple Crashes South of Downey
    Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: 5/25/15 5:50 p.m. Please direct questions to the District Office **Final update** On Monday, May 25th,…
Rank this Week: 554

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • May 26

    Craigslist-post conviction thrown out; criminal defamation law ruled unconstitutional

    Craigslist-post conviction thrown out; criminal defamation law ruled unconstitutional
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I ever plead guilty to a charge?”   The axiom that “The truth shall set you free” is, in my opinion, a bit overused and often used out of…
  • May 21

    Class action challenges alleged police quota system, non-PC criminal summonse

    Class action challenges alleged police quota system, non-PC criminal summonse
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   Five years after he was issued two criminal summonses by a New York City police officer for alleged…
  • May 19

    Life imitates art in Big Lebowski-esque wrong-car smashup

    Life imitates art in Big Lebowski-esque wrong-car smashup
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC responds to “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges, can I still be prosecuted?”   A twenty-two-year old Florida man brought a scene from Joel and…
Rank this Week: 420

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 25

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector
    A former Oklahoma police officer has been charged for training thousands of customers on how to pass lie detectors, or polygraphs. Charged for Sharing his Knowledge 69 year old Douglas Williams has instructed willfully paying customers since…
  • May 20

    Police Entrapment

    Police Entrapment
    There’s a thin line between police setting up a legitimate bust to catch a criminal and entrapment. Entrapment is defined as: “the action of luring an individual into committing a crime in order to prosecute the person for…
  • May 18

    Spreading HIV is Illegal in Utah

    Spreading HIV is Illegal in Utah
    Having protected sex or practicing abstinence is not only  a good idea to prevent unwanted pregnancies, it is the law in Utah for those that knowingly have a sexually transmitted disease, especially HIV. What happens behind closed doors…
Rank this Week: 495

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
  • May 23

    The Journalist's Guide to Fact-Checking a GamerGate Story

    The Journalist's Guide to Fact-Checking a GamerGate Story
    Recently a woman named Brianna Wu, who made $13,000 a month on Patreon for doing nothing, wrote an article claiming #GamerGate made death threats against her. She claimed no prosecutor cared about her story, because misogyny. Several…
Rank this Week: 374

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday

    Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday
    "Poor is the country that has no heroes.  But beggared is the people who having them forgets." -Col. Wm. A. Jones III, Medal of Honor Recipient- As you pause to remember those who have died in our nation's service, have a safe and…
  • May 21

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two
    Field Tests Are Not Fair If You Are Tired! Imagine yourself driving home late at night after a long day at work. You have been putting in long hours to finish a project. Your eyes are bloodshot from looking at a screen all day and you need a…
  • May 20

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming
    Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new…
Rank this Week: 615

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • May 24

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality
    If I were to write a penal statute that was a content-based restriction on speech, I would come prepared with an explanation of how the statute passed constitutional muster, since such restrictions are presumptively invalid. The proponents of…
  • May 20

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute
    c. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose ……
  • May 20

    2015.57: 170 in Waco

    2015.57: 170 in Waco
    More than one hundred seventy bikers are in jail in Waco on charges arising out of the Twin Peaks melee that killed nine. According to the LA Times article, in McLennan County, “there are just 100 [lawyers on the court-appointed…
Rank this Week: 584

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment
    “Tommy’s [Oakes] three-year assignment to NET-5 was a natural fit, and one of the most productive on record. His gift of gab, coupled with his tenacity and ceaseless energy, helped him successfully cultivate more informants and…
  • May 19

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J.,…

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J., with Hawkins and Rawlinson).   The 9th affirms conviction for drug offenses, finding sufficient evidence.  It also affirms the sentence, but spends considerable time being "troubled" over…
  • May 19

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt…

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt with Wardlaw; concurrence and dissent by Callahan). The 9th grants habeas relief to a federal prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 for credit for time spent in ICE custody prior to being charged with an…
Rank this Week: 666