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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam
    Kathryn Sylvester, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 41 months in custody for operating a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $6 million in losses on various properties in San Diego and Orange Counties, California.…
  • Sep 26

    Fraudster Gets 12 Years for Posing as a Broker and Ripping Off Borrower

    Fraudster Gets 12 Years for Posing as a Broker and Ripping Off Borrower
    Kenneth J. Enrico, 47, Bohemia, New York, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for posing as a mortgage broker to defraud over 300 borrowers nationwide out of $1.2 million in application fees for loans that he could not close. According…
  • Sep 26

    Ringleader Pleads Guilty to Loan Modification Fraud

    Ringleader Pleads Guilty to Loan Modification Fraud
    Jason Vitulano, 39, Boca Raton, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1349 and 1341, admitting…
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/
  • Sep 29

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released
    Al Furqan Media has released the second episode of British hostage John Cantlie's video series today. You can view it here (If You Tube removes it, you can get it here.) The topic is President Obama's speech on 9/11 against ISIS.…
  • Sep 29

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony
    An employee at a luxury hotel in Brasilia has been taken hostage, handcuffed, strapped in a suicide vest and paraded on the balcony of a room on the 13th floor, with a gun to his head. The hotel has been evacuated and police are trying to get…
  • Sep 29

    Views on ISIS From the Middle East

    Views on ISIS From the Middle East
    I'm always interested in how countries halfway around the world say they would address a problem here. I'm not talking about legal problems since laws in other countries vary too much, but in hands-on tackling of a problem that affects... [[…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?
    Original Article 08/26/2014 By Noah Pransky Former Army JAG tells 10 Investigates the Air Force is breaking the law by participating in local sex stings where no military members are involved. PINELLAS COUNTY - Not only have Central…
  • Sep 4

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle
    Original Article 08/25/2014 By Jesse Singal On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release…
  • Sep 4

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?
    Maureen KankaOriginal Article 08/24/2014 It’s been 20 years since New Jersey’s Legislature passed Megan’s Law. The two decades since have been filled with legal challenges and disappointment it didn’t accomplish what…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Sep 29

    Easton settles Boobies costs for $385,000

    Easton settles Boobies costs for $385,000
    9-29-2014 Pennsylvania: Easton Area School District has agreed to pay $385,000 to attorneys who successfully challenged the district's policy banning breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan "I ♥ Boobies!" The…
  • Sep 29

    Gov Jerry Brown signs 7 bills beefing up California's human trafficking law

    Gov Jerry Brown signs 7 bills beefing up California's human trafficking law
    9-29-2014 California: Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law seven new bills intended to thwart human trafficking. The bills were mostly uncontroversial and had bipartisan support; they primarily involved enhancements and upgrades to…
  • Sep 29

    Wisconsin proposal would severely limit where sex offenders can live

    Wisconsin proposal would severely limit where sex offenders can live
    9-29-2014 Wisconsin: Would require incoming sex offenders to live at least 2,500 feet, or about half a mile, from facilities for children ELKHORN, Wis. — An ordinance being considered by the Elkhorn City Council would restrict incoming…
Rank this Week: 38

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 29

    A New Book From John Bessler

    A New Book From John Bessler
    The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution by John D. Bessler, has just been published by Carolina Academic Press. Here's more from the publisher: The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the…
  • Sep 29

    Mississippi Capital Indigent Defense

    Mississippi Capital Indigent Defense
    "Debate renews on Miss. indigent defense," is by Jack Elliott Jr. of Associated Press, via the Columbus Commerical Dispatch. Here's teh beginning: In 1997, the Mississippi Legislature's reluctance to finance a statewide public defender system…
  • Sep 29

    No Federal Death Prosecution in Brooklyn Case

    No Federal Death Prosecution in Brooklyn Case
    "No death penalty in suspected Brooklyn gang killing," is the AP report, via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his office will not pursue the death penalty against three suspected gang members accused of a…
Rank this Week: 40

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 29

    Half Baked

    Half Baked
    Efforts to try to illuminate legal issues and problems that result in catastrophe often feel a lot like pissing into the wind.  Few who aren’t engaged in the effort get it. Many attribute it to bizarre and ridiculous conspiracies…
  • Sep 29

    Sometimes, Video Doesn’t Matter

    Sometimes, Video Doesn’t Matter
    The allegations against University of Maryland student John McKenna would likely have stuck, but for the fact that it was caught on video.  It was infamous at the time, a happy college kid skipping down the  sidewalk after beating…
  • Sep 28

    Rob Graham: The Best of Intention

    Rob Graham: The Best of Intention
    My computer literate buddy, Rob Graham, did the sort of thing knowledgeable geeks do.  Computer voodoo. In order to measure the danger of the bash shellshock vulnerability, I scanned the Internet for it. Many are debating whether this…
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: 36

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: 41

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Covers Idaho criminal law.

http://craigatkinsonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!
    …The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that…
  • Apr 16

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!
    …The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that…
  • Nov 12

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?
      Recently in the news, it was reported that a republican law maker in Idaho, Mark Patterson, plead guilty to “assault with the intent to commit rape” in 1974.  Apparently he was charged with the crime of rape after a…
Rank this Week: 54

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Sep 12

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.
    The Wisconsin State Bar Association discussed an appellate court case from that state regarding whether someone could be guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) on a bicycle.  The bicycle in question could be self-propelled by an…
  • Aug 29

    DUI fatality cases in Illinoi

    DUI fatality cases in Illinoi
    A news media outlet filed a report concerning a DUI offense that occurred in Illinois. The report indicates that 11, resulting in the death of a passenger and injuries to other passengers. The driver is charged with what is known as…
  • Aug 15

    Illinois DUI look back period

    Illinois DUI look back period
    Those who are arrested for DUI in Illinois must understand how long the look back period will be.  As is the case with much of the law governing Driving Under the Influence, the answer is not clear because it is based upon political…
Rank this Week: 72

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant
    In State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), the Kansas Supreme Court recently held that when determining criminal history for a defendant in a Kansas state felony case, all prior convictions that predate the Kansas Sentencing…
  • Jun 8

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill
    Melody Evans won recently in United States v. Brooks, No. 13-3166 (10th Cir. June 2, 2014), reversing Mr. Brooks' sentence and enhancement as a "career offender."  The court held that Mr. Brooks' previous Kansas state conviction for…
  • May 17

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie
    Ryan Eddinger and Patrick Dunn won in State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), resulting in a new sentencing hearing in a Shawnee County robbery prosecution.  The court reversed Murdock's sentence and held that Murdock's…
Rank this Week: 61

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 58

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER
    Sorry about no post this morning. Uncharacteristically, there was no internet on the flight over the pond. And BTW, speaking of Europe, Berlin is the great European City of the 21st Century and you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't…
  • Sep 28

    NFL WEEK 4

    NFL WEEK 4
    ERRATA:  Mark Vargo is still alive as he picked the Saints over the Vikings last week. Difficult pickings this week, as the lines look to be about right in each game. So we are reverting to a tried and true method, revert to the…
  • Sep 25

    ...AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON

    ...AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON
    Legend has it that during an otherwise non-descript late afternoon hearing before the legendary Judge Ellen Morphonious, a "C" prosecutor told the "C" PD  "fuck you."The PD turned to Judge Morphonious and asked her if she heard what the…
Rank this Week: 85

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case
    We convict a lot of innocent people in Texas. For a lucky few defendants, we figure out they are innocent before we take away years/decades of their life or put them to death. Let’s say you are arrested but it turns out that there was…
  • Sep 14

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL
    The Ray Rice elevator video has started a national conversation about domestic violence. I’ve prosecuted and defended a few hundred of these cases and the Ray Rice tape is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Still, I’m not…
  • Aug 27

    Can you keep this off my record?

    Can you keep this off my record?
    So you have been arrested and you are worried about how this will affect “your record”? Well, you should be. In Texas, convictions last forever. And by forever, I mean it’s on your record until you get a pardon but in Texas…
Rank this Week: 77

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
  • Sep 29

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud
    Fraud is big business. Companies are most at risk of fraud from their employees, since they have access to information and assets. On average, companies lose 5% to 6% of their revenues to internal fraud. This means that a company with sales…
  • Sep 24

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition
    Monday I introduced you to Roca Labs, the company that sells [possibly dangerous] goop as a weight loss product. They call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims…
  • Sep 22

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam
    Roca Labs sells a weight loss product that may be viewed as a scam by some consumers. The call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims will fill your stomach and…
Rank this Week: 92

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
  • Sep 25

    What happens when abortion is banned?

    What happens when abortion is banned?
    Sunday, September 28, Amnesty International is taking part in the International Day to Decriminalize Abortion. The importance of access to safe, legal abortion is clearly demonstrated in Amnesty’s new report, On the Brink of Death:…
  • Sep 25

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year
    It’s been over a month since Michael Brown’s death reignited a desperately needed national conversation about the importance of defending human rights at home just as strongly as we do abroad. I joined the Amnesty International…
  • Sep 24

    ‘The killing of Michael Brown stung my heart’ Organizing for justice in Ferguson

    ‘The killing of Michael Brown stung my heart’ Organizing for justice in Ferguson
    When I wake up, I check the news in Ferguson, Missouri, a 37 day old habit I picked up since the killing of Michael Brown. The cameras have gone, the smoke has literally cleared, but the organizing in the community … Please continue…
Rank this Week: 93

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Las Vegas Hazing Charge

    Las Vegas Hazing Charge
    In some organizations hazing is a tradition. When new members join a fraternity or team, they almost expect it. The trouble is that sometimes these traditions go too far. That’s why Nevada state law includes section NRS 200.605, which…
  • Sep 22

    Involuntary Manslaughter in Las Vega

    Involuntary Manslaughter in Las Vega
    Negligence and Involuntary Manslaughter Being charged with involuntary manslaughter under NRS 200.070 is frightening. Usually, someone who is charged with involuntary manslaughter had no intention to hurt anyone. Yet now they face several…
  • Sep 20

    Accessory to a Crime

    Accessory to a Crime
    Being Charged as an Accessory After the Fact Many actions may be considered illegal by Nevada law enforcement. Even if you don’t participate in a robbery or other crime, you may still find yourself facing charges under NRS 195.030, the…
Rank this Week: 79

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 90

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 91

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check
    After local Georgia police found “marijuana in a car that was stopped for lane infractions, Patrick Scott and Dorian Allen, the driver and passenger, respectively, were indicted for the possession of more than one ounce of…
  • Sep 26

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”
    After a “general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members convicted [Shane A. Nichlos] . . . of two specifications of knowingly possessing child pornography in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military…
  • Sep 24

    Emails, Breach of Contract and the Statute of Fraud

    Emails, Breach of Contract and the Statute of Fraud
    This post examines an issue that arose in a civil suit: United Propane Gas Inc. v. Pincelli & Associates Inc.,2014 WL 496932 (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky 2014).  The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Sep 29

    Road re-opened SH200 MP32

    Road re-opened SH200 MP32
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Sep 29

    Road Closure SH200 at 35 - Distrcit 1

    Road Closure SH200 at 35 - Distrcit 1
    State Highway 200 near mile post 35 will be closed for an unknown amount of time due a suspicious device. The Idaho State Police is requesting motorist find alternate routes. We will advise when the road is back open. Thank you in advance.
  • Sep 28

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-84 at milepost 21

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-84 at milepost 21
    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.,…
Rank this Week: 186

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 187

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Sep 26

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer
    One of the first comprehensive statistical analyses of the federal Secure Communities program - which engages local jailers as immigration agents to deport immigrants accused of crimes - found that the program "led to no meaningful reductions…
  • Sep 26

    FBI director disingenuous or ignorant to criticize smartphone encryption

    FBI director disingenuous or ignorant to criticize smartphone encryption
    FBI chief James Comey criticized Apple and Google this week for new encryption added to their latest smartphone product offerings, declaring “he could not understand why companies would 'market something expressly to allow people to…
  • Sep 25

    Dem donor dumps big bucks in Bexar DA's race

    Dem donor dumps big bucks in Bexar DA's race
    The Bexar County DA's race may turn out to be as interesting as the ones in Dallas and Houston. A wealthy trial lawyer from Corpus Christi will give up to $600,000 to Nico LaHood, the Democratic challenger to Susan Reed for Bexar County…
Rank this Week: 181

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Appellate Court dismisses DUI charge where police violated Fourth Amendment right

    Appellate Court dismisses DUI charge where police violated Fourth Amendment right
    The right of against unreasonable seizures in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is invoked frequently in the context of traffic stops, where officers temporarily "seize" a driver and his vehicle for questioning. It is…
  • Sep 19

    Traffic stop leading to cocaine possession arrest is unconstitutional because 911 caller unreliable

    Traffic stop leading to cocaine possession arrest is unconstitutional because 911 caller unreliable
    The highest appellate court of Nebraska recently overruled a trial judge who allowed evidence of drunk driving to be admitted during trial, where that evidence was obtained as a result of an traffic stop based on an anonymous tip. Applying...
  • Sep 15

    Oregon appeals court rules against police forceful entry into home

    Oregon appeals court rules against police forceful entry into home
    The Oregon Court of Appeals issued a decision prohibiting police officers from forcefully entering the home of an individual whom they believed operated a vehicle while intoxicated. Finding no emergency where the suspect was under the…
Rank this Week: 143

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Sep 24

    Creepshot Law Held Unconstitutional: New Cases in Texas Child Pornography Defense

    Creepshot Law Held Unconstitutional: New Cases in Texas Child Pornography Defense
    The prosecution of child pornography cases just got a bit harder here in Texas after the highest criminal court in the state, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, issued its opinion last week regarding photographs taken of children in public…
  • Sep 16

    More Texas DWI Convictions Will Be Overturned Because of Warrantless Blood Draw

    More Texas DWI Convictions Will Be Overturned Because of Warrantless Blood Draw
    Over in Tyler, somebody had a very good day recently – specifically, Samuel Gentry who saw his lawyer win a DWI appeal before the Tyler Court of Appeals and get his 3d DWI conviction overturned along with the Life Sentence he was…
  • Sep 10

    Ray Rice and When Couples Get Violent: Felony Charges in Dating and Marriage

    Ray Rice and When Couples Get Violent: Felony Charges in Dating and Marriage
    Things exploded on the web this week when TMZ.com published a video caught by a hotel elevator cam of NFL star Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens punching his fiance (now his wife) Janay Palmer so hard that she fell unconscious to the floor of…
Rank this Week: 147

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 138

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont
    Accordingly, the Court held the magistrate did not have probable cause to support issuance of a warrant to seize the films as evidence of the crime of promoting obscenity because he had permitted the police officer to make the...
  • Sep 29

    The Court of Appeals in Di Napoli

    The Court of Appeals in Di Napoli
    This motion for the discovery of grand jury minutes was originally brought in the Criminal Term of this court but transferred to Special Term. The motion by plaintiff is made within the framework of a civil action for false arrest,...
  • Sep 29

    CPL 30.30 subd. 4, par. (c)

    CPL 30.30 subd. 4, par. (c)
    These cases are criminal charges of grand larceny presented before the proper courts. Records reveal that in the first case, an indictment was found for the crime of robbery alleged to have been committed on July 16, 1953, at...
Rank this Week: 282

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Marijuana Grow House Charges and Probable Cause

    Marijuana Grow House Charges and Probable Cause
    Marijuana grow house busts are on the rise throughout Palm Beach County, Florida as recently shown with several arrest of Lantana residents Raul Contreras Gonzalez, Luis Acosta and Victor Perez. Why such a spike in grow house busts by local,…
  • Sep 26

    Expert Witness Controversy in Florida Criminal Trial

    Expert Witness Controversy in Florida Criminal Trial
    The Florida Appellate Courts and the Florida Supreme Court have tightened the screw on many Circuit and County Court judges, along with ill-advised Assistant State Attorneys, when the issue is brought to their attention that prosecutors are…
  • Sep 23

    Miranda Warnings and DUI Arrest

    Miranda Warnings and DUI Arrest
    The routine DUI stop in Palm Beach County, Florida results in the suspected driver being asked many questions. The driver may not have had the privilege of Miranda, the driver’s right to a lawyer before answering any of the police…
Rank this Week: 257

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Sep 29

    New Look and Feel for the Blog

    New Look and Feel for the Blog
    This blog is more than five years old, has had over 3 million visitors, and is still growing. Until today, it has never had a redesign. Starting now, you’ll notice a new look and feel. It’s not a radical departure from the…
  • Sep 26

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Nationally, the news of the moment is that Attorney General Eric Holder will resign as soon as a successor is confirmed. California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara are among those reputed to…
  • Sep 26

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Nationally, the news of the moment is that Attorney General Eric Holder will resign as soon as a successor is confirmed. California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara are among those reputed to…
Rank this Week: 234

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 263

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 248

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
  • Sep 9

    WARNING: Santobello works both way

    WARNING: Santobello works both way
    Coming soon to a Government's Brief on Appeal near you....The Third Circuit just handed appellate AUSAs a nifty new tool to combat pesky defendants.  In a nutshell, United States v. Irwin, 3rd Cir. Case No. 13-3407 (Aug. 26, 2014),…
  • Aug 12

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"
    There is a lot to like about United States v. Noble, No. 13-6056, though I doubt many federal prosecutors share my excitement.  Particularly federal prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky.Courtney Noble and Dena Brooks were passengers in a…
Rank this Week: 289

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Sep 12

    Kein Mord: Pistorius lediglich wegen fahrlässiger Tötung verurteilt

    Kein Mord: Pistorius lediglich wegen fahrlässiger Tötung verurteilt
    Vor 19 Monaten kam die Lebensgefährtin des Olympiastars Oscar Pistorius in Südafrika ums Leben. Nun wurde das Urteil gesprochen: Fahrlässige Tötung und Verstoß gegen das Waffengesetz. Der angeklagte Sportler…
  • Sep 7

    Schulterkamera für Polizeibeamte – die ultimative Lösung für Beweisschwierigkeiten?

    Schulterkamera für Polizeibeamte – die ultimative Lösung für Beweisschwierigkeiten?
    Als Pilotprojekt sollen die Polizeibeamten auf St. Pauli zukünftig mit einer sogenannten “Schulterkamera” ausgerüstet werden. Laut einem Bericht des Hamburger Abendblattes stellt die Stadt Hamburg dafür 20.000,00…
  • Aug 5

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren
    Das Verfahren wegen Bestechung (§ 334 StGB) gegen Bernie Ecclestone wurde gegen Zahlung von 100 Millionen US-Dollar eingestellt. Während eine Million an ein Kinderhospiz gehen wird, darf sich die Staatskasse über die restlichen…
Rank this Week: 276

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 6

    Deputy L.A. City Attorney Charged with Possessing Child Porn

    Deputy L.A. City Attorney Charged with Possessing Child Porn
    Christopher Richard Garcia, 57, a deputy city attorney for the city of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography. Garcia had been under investigation for ten months and a warrant to search his…
  • Sep 6

    Former USC Professor Pleads Guilty to Having Sex With Minors Oversea

    Former USC Professor Pleads Guilty to Having Sex With Minors Oversea
    A former anthropology and history professor for the past 20 years was arrested and plead guilty to engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places. Walter Lee Williams, 65, appeared in federal court yesterday and federal…
  • Sep 3

    Boeing Engineer Arrested On Pornography Charge

    Boeing Engineer Arrested On Pornography Charge
    Keith Gartenlaub, 46, formally of Irvine but now living in Laguna Hills was arrested by the F.B.I. on allegations of possessing child pornography. Gartenlaub, was being monitored by federal agencies and had his home searched pursuant to a…
Rank this Week: 226

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed
    Nassau County recently launched its speed cameras program.  In total, 56 speed cameras will be installed by October, one in each of Nassau’s school districts.  Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano predicts that the…
  • Aug 20

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country
    While no one likes receiving a red light camera ticket, there is one good thing about them.  In New York, they carry one of the lowest fines in the county … $50.00.  Compare this figure to other states in the chart…
  • Aug 6

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?
    We recently had a Florida resident that completed the New York defensive driving course.  He had a point problem in New York and, therefore, wanted to ensure that he received the appropriate credit for the class (i.e., that he received 4…
Rank this Week: 304

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage
    The FDLE website has a section on its website where it sporadically adds “Miscellaneous and Correspondence” on different Intoxilyzer 8000 machines. Criminal defense attorneys rarely get notice when the machines suffer from serious…
  • Jul 4

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint
          It looks like the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office waited until the last minute to cancel a July 4th DUI Checkpoint.       Two days ago, the checkpoint was still listed on the HCSO website for an…
  • Jun 21

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Checkpoint on Friday, June 20, 2014

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Checkpoint on Friday, June 20, 2014
    If you were arrested in Friday night’s DUI checkpoint in Brandon, Florida, give us a call to discuss your case. Many states have banned the use of checkpoints under their state constitution. In Florida, the use of DUI checkpoints are…
Rank this Week: 239

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 309

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 267

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"

    "Can I be convicted of DUI if I blow less than .08?"
     This weekend I received an inquiry from someone who had been convicted after the judge instructed the jury it could find him guilty of DUI even if it did not find he had a breath alcohol level above .08%. He complained that by…
  • Aug 7

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free

    Zach Neagle is Free - Now He Must Work to Stay Free
     Back in June of 2009, I posted that Zachary Neagle had become a client. He was charged with murder - having shot his father in the head as he was asleep on a couch in their home. The case presented the ultimate challenge; convincing…
  • Jul 23

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!

    THERE ARE NO SMALL CASES! Hire a lawyer for that misdemeanor charge and go to trial!
     Attorney Will Young, an associate at Peterson Lawyers writes todays post on misdemeanor cases. So, you have been charged with a misdemeanor. You are probably feeling overwhelmed, nervous, and at least a little bit confused about the…
Rank this Week: 328

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 212

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 318

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: 281

Harmless Error

Harmless Error

Covers criminal law in Maine and beyond. By Luke Rioux.

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

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?
    As of last Thursday 5/15/14, major cell phone carriers in the U.S. will support text messaging to 911 dispatch. Most call centers across the country are not equipped the handle the messages but, interestingly, Maine’s have been ready…
  • May 6

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player
    Monday was an interesting day at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court approved of a local government opening official business with an explicitly religious ceremony, the judges refused to hear a highly anticipated challenge to a New Jersey law…
  • Mar 28

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year
    Read my latest post at the Portland Press Herald site: Legislative committee rejects 15 year OUI look-back. From the article:Second, third and subsequent OUI offenses have serious mandatory minimum sentences in Maine. Current law “looks…
Rank this Week: 232

Illinois DUI

Illinois DUI

Covers Illinois DUI law, including penalties, evidence (breath, blood and urine testing), and defenses. By Lewis B. Gainor.

http://www.illinoisdui.us/
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving
    The nation’s highest court gave police broad powers to stop vehicles based on anonymous tips in a recent opinion. In the Navarette v. California case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police can pull over a vehicle based…
  • Apr 1

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail
    Drive too fast and you might go to jail. No, seriously. And if you have been pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper, you may have been told the same thing. Under a new law in Illinois, speeding 35 MPH over the posted limit is a Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36
    For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s…
Rank this Week: 272