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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 16

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan
    Douglas Carter and James Spillers have been arrested by the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office for allegedly operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada. Both men have been…
  • Sep 16

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction
    Reyna Peinado, 48, Huntington Beach, California, an auctioneer who defrauded banks by accepting bribes to lower the amount of winning bids in trustee auctions, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. The defendant was sentenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted
    Alan Tikal, 46, Brentwood, California, was found guilty after a one-day bench trial on stipulated facts by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley of 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. Tikal targeted struggling…
Rank this Week: 4

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 16

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    The iPhone 6 will be in stores on Friay. You can also preorder. It comes in two sizes. You can compare models here. If you are conflicted about which one to buy, read this. And if you currently have a grandfathered-in unlimited data plan,…
  • Sep 16

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq
    At a congressional hearing today, General Martin Dempsey would not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true,” he…
  • Sep 15

    Monday Night Open Thread

    Monday Night Open Thread
    Long day, just getting home. I'm going to catch up with ISIS and other news. DWTS has a new season tonight. Tommy Chong is one of the new contestants. This interview with him about the show and pot is pretty funny. (Added: I just saw…
Rank this Week: 5

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

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: 19

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 15

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight
    Via Amy Alkon, the stupidity of this speaks for itself. Kahler Nygard had “SSSS” on his boarding pass, which means he should have gotten extra groping from TSA in the security line BEFORE his flight. Someone decided he…
  • Sep 15

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit
    You are being audited. These are some of the most dreaded words an individual or business will ever hear from a state or federal tax auditor. They invoke fear, panic, and sometimes anger. Most of all, they create a need for documentation.…
  • Sep 11

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice
    This may be old news to some of you, but I’m finally getting around to writing about it. In June 2014, the receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case sued the infamous MLM lawyer Kevin Grimes (and his law firm) for legal…
Rank this Week: 28

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 16

    Sex offender house surprises Norwich

    Sex offender house surprises Norwich
    9-16-2014 Connecticut: Four men living in Broad Street home in program backed by state Norwich - The recent discovery of a two-family home on Broad Street housing serious sex offenders released from prison has rekindled a controversy that…
  • Sep 16

    Arizona grandmother working to create child abuser registry

    Arizona grandmother working to create child abuser registry
    9-16-2014 Arizona: An Arizona grandmother adopted her four grandchildren after her violent son-in-law nearly killed the youngest when she was five months old. Now 2 years old, Aubre Salinas-Lama won't grow up the same as other kids. In…
  • Sep 15

    Son of North Carolina State Rep. arrested, faces sex offense charge

    Son of North Carolina State Rep. arrested, faces sex offense charge
    9-15-2014 North Carolina: GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Officials confirm the son of North Carolina State Representative Michael Speciale Sr. is arrested and charged with 2nd degree sex offense. Pitt County detectives arrested 38-year-old…
Rank this Week: 30

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 16

    America's Prison Population

    America's Prison Population
    The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Prisoners in 2013, is available in Adobe .pdf format. The New York Times posts, "Number of Prisoners in U.S. Grew Slightly in 2013, Report Finds," by Erik Eckholm. Breaking…
  • Sep 16

    Conservatives Push Repeal in North Carolina

    Conservatives Push Repeal in North Carolina
    "NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed," is the AP report, via WRAL-TV. Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to…
  • Sep 16

    In Wyoming

    In Wyoming
    WyoFile posts a column by Kerry Drake, "Death penalty opponents are making gains in Wyoming." Here are several excerpts: The idea someone whose punishment is sitting in a prison cell for the rest of his life may have it worse...
Rank this Week: 33

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 16

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech
    As president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to the trends on campus as evidenced by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ invitation to be “civil.” …
  • Sep 16

    If Not Suppression, Then What?

    If Not Suppression, Then What?
    There aren’t many circuit court decisions on violations of the Posse Comitatus Act, so the 9th Circuit’s opinion in United States v. Dreyer was bound to catch someone’s attention.  Steve Vladick at Just Security…
  • Sep 16

    A Tale of Two College Rape

    A Tale of Two College Rape
    A 20-year-old Texas Tech sophomore, Michelle Mallin, was careful not to touch the cigarette the rapist left on her car seat. From the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: During the assault, Mallin fixated on a half-smoked cigarette and lighter…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 56

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 16

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza
    As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
  • Sep 15

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic
    Today, the outbreak of Ebola has meant that Sierra Leone’s struggling healthcare system, and others in neighboring African countries – particularly Liberia and Guinea – have been completely overwhelmed. The Ebola outbreak…
  • Sep 11

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran
    When CBS’ 60 Minutes aired its 8 Days in Tehran program in May 2014, featuring seemingly unfettered access to Iranian officials and frank interviews with ordinary citizens, observers may have been justified in assuming that a new day…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 68

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 80

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 15

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job
    Authorities announced today that a former McHenry County police officer, Ryszard Kopacz, of Wauconda, faces new felony charges for selling drugs while on duty. Kopacz, 30, was arrested days after beginning his job with the Richmond Police…
  • Aug 20

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law
    According to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois needs to relax marijuana laws and create tougher gun laws. Before a special legislative panel, Alvarez explained that in order to deter street violence with limited resources,…
  • Aug 11

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket
    A new Illinois law eliminates the requirement that drivers post their license as bail for certain traffic tickets. The "Sign and Drive" law (Senate Bill 2583) permits the driver's signature on the traffic citation to guarantee their…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 83

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 85

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 82

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: 81

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED
    This is the sign hanging on a Judge's courtroom on the sixth floor. She's not the only judge with the sign on her door. It's illegal. It's wrong. Children are people too, unless you're Adrian Peterson, asshole football player for the Vikings.…
  • Sep 14

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY
    A retired member of the judiciary was recently robbed at gun point. Thankfully he was not hurt. David Ovalle has all the details on his twitter. But it reminds us of the time that Gerry Klein was robbed on the Miami Beach Golf Course around…
  • Sep 14

    NFL WEEK TWO

    NFL WEEK TWO
    UPDATE: WEEK TWO SURVIVOR POOL PICKS BELOWWe bounced back from a morose and reflective Saturday, courtesy of a nice bottle of a 2011 Dehlinger Zin/Petit Sirah blend and some good curry and nan. Last week we joined the sad club of…
Rank this Week: 99

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: 103

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 16

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession
    Here's an incredibly positive sign for drug sentencing reform from Texas House Corrections Committee Chairman Tan Parker, as reported by the Dallas Morning News' Rodger Jones on their Opinion Blog (Sept. 16):in an interview with the editorial…
  • Sep 16

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail
    Holy God! I hardly know what to make of this! From the San Antonio Express-News ("Lawsuit: Texas prison okays odd sex assault," Sept. 26):A lawsuit filed against the Corrections Corporation of America in Austin alleges the private prison…
  • Sep 15

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic
    A Sheriff's deputy in Wise County has been arrested in a bizarre incident. Sgt. Chad Hightower told sex offenders the state now required him to photograph them nude. He even told one fellow he must achieve an erection for the photo shoot,…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Sep 5

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)
    I’ve written about Robert S. Bennett from time to time, and I’m not impressed by him. But neither was I impressed with the State Bar’s effort to disbar him, which effort succeeded in March. Robert S. Bennett was barred: from…
  • Sep 4

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!
      Harris County District Judge Katherine Cabaniss’s email pleading for votes in the popularity contest that is the Houston Bar Association’s Judicial Preference Poll (via Robb Fickman, who I hope will have something to say…
  • Aug 31

    Free to Be Stupid

    Free to Be Stupid
    You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. -Leonard Pitts, Jr. So we make the leap from dumbass … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 108

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: 139

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Sep 16

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint
    On September 9th, 57-year-old Calvin Ray Kelly was charged in the rape of a woman in Kalamazoo at knifepoint, according to news reports at Mlive.com. Kelly was officially charged with one count each of attempted first-degree criminal sexual…
  • Sep 11

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge
    On Friday, September 5, retired Flint Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods was arraigned on 16 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Since that time, two more individuals have come forward with similar allegations, according to a news article…
  • Sep 8

    Kent City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl

    Kent City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl
    In late July, a 38-year-old Kent City man was charged with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl, according to a news article at Mlive.com. David Harold Fricke waived his…
Rank this Week: 198

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 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…
  • Aug 3

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim
    In Texas our pro conviction appellate courts have blessed the practice of law enforcement profiling drivers and investigating routine traffic stops as drug trafficking.  This practice involves an officer deciding that you are a drug…
Rank this Week: 167

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: 183

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 149

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 182

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 236

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Sep 12

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued
    This has nothing to do with civil rights or criminal law. But as a long-suffering NY Mets fan (I know, it's a redundency), this pending employment lawsuit screams out for attention. Or maybe I just wanted to vent. Either way, thanks…
  • Sep 10

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"
    Driving while black, or DWB, has long been a primary, if unstated basis, for many police stops. Yet, many members of law enforcement and dubious white folks have tried to brush it off as a mere figment of the imagination for overly sensitive…
  • Sep 7

    NYPD To Wear Body Camera

    NYPD To Wear Body Camera
    Last week NYPD Commissioner William Bratton announced that a pilot program testing out body cameras on NYPD officers will be going into effect. As he points out, it's a technology that cannot be avoided. Interestingly, Bratton's unilateral…
Rank this Week: 214

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 225

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 254

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Boston DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Criminal Law, DUI and OUI news. Published By Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostonduilawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving

    Wayland High School Football Coach Charged with Drunk Driving
    An assistant football coach at Wayland High School was arrested last weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his teams victory that evening. The Wayland coach was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol at his…
  • Nov 6

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment

    Worcester Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment
    A Worcester man was recently arrested on several Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges following his involvement in a three-car crash. The man, who was driving his minivan with his two daughters (6 and 8 years old) on the Massachusetts…
  • Oct 28

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury

    Boston Police Officer Indicted for OUI / DUI Causing Serious Injury
    Boston Police Officer Richard Jeanetti, 36, has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges from the May 24 Hyde Park crash that resulted in serious injury to a woman. The Boston officer has been…
Rank this Week: 242

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 237

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 210

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 16

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"
    From The New York Times: Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a reportreleased Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will…
  • Sep 16

    Mathen on Revenge Porn and Sexual Objectification

    Mathen on Revenge Porn and Sexual Objectification
    Carissima Mathen (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification (Laws. 2014; 3(3):529-552) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper analyzes the criminal offence of the non-consensual distribution…
  • Sep 16

    "Confession in Etan Patz’s Killing"

    "Confession in Etan Patz’s Killing"
    From The New York Times: It was 2 a.m. on May 24, 2012, nearly 33 years to the day that 6-year-old Etan vanished on his way to school. His 1979 disappearance and presumed murder haunted New York City for decades,...
Rank this Week: 321

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?
    The emphatic answer to this question is YES! There are numerous substances that can cause a person to blow a false positive on a breathalyzer test. The problem is that even if you have not been drinking, and you blow a false, you will still…
  • Sep 15

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant
    Search Warrants Must Meet Certain Requirements Citizens are protected from unlawful search of their homes, person, vehicles and other property unless a law enforcement officer has obtained a valid search warrant and has probable cause to…
  • Sep 9

    Massachusetts Heroin Drug Charge

    Massachusetts Heroin Drug Charge
    Heroin is considered a class “A” substance in Massachusetts because it is a highly addictive controlled substance. It is commonly referred to as dope,  and sometimes by its color, such as brown, or black tar heroin. Once…
Rank this Week: 289

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 16

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System

    Dallas Morning News Says Innocence Claim Shows Flawed Justice System
    An editorial in Saturday's Dallas Morning News pointed out the cracks in Texas' criminal justice system in the wake of prosecutorial misconduct and new DNA evidence pointing to the innocence of Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee. Days…
  • Sep 15

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence

    New DNA Evidence and Improper Bite Mark Analysis Point to Mississippi Death Row Inmate's Innocence
    The Innocence Project and the Mississippi Innocence Project filed a motion in the Mississippi Supreme Court today urging the court to vacate the capital murder conviction and death sentence of Eddie Lee Howard, Jr., based on new DNA evidence…
  • Sep 15

    Oklahoma Woman Exonerated of Infant Son's Death Based on DNA and Other Evidence

    Oklahoma Woman Exonerated of Infant Son's Death Based on DNA and Other Evidence
    With the consent of Tulsa District Attorney Tim Harris, a Tulsa court exonerated Michelle Murphy on Friday of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence. Recent…
Rank this Week: 295

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 16

    Two Vehicle Crash Sends Three to the Hospital

    Two Vehicle Crash Sends Three to the Hospital
    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.,…
  • Sep 15

    One Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

    One Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital
    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.,…
  • Sep 15

    ISP Requested to Investigate a Motorcycle Crash on Highway 21 on Sunday and Would Like Possible Witnesses to Call

    ISP Requested to Investigate a Motorcycle Crash on Highway 21 on Sunday and Would Like Possible Witnesses to Call
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 9/15/14 at 5:10 p.m. MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police has been…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
Rank this Week: 347

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Another Bogus Loitering & Prowling Charge Dismissed

    Another Bogus Loitering & Prowling Charge Dismissed
    Many folks live with a constant fear of police abuse. From what I've seen over the years, that fear is completely understandable, depending upon location, and economic standings. And, there are several different ways law enforcement abuse…
  • Sep 6

    Florida's DHSMV picks a fight with County Court Judge

    Florida's DHSMV picks a fight with County Court Judge
    For those of you that have kids, you've heard the phrase "no, I won't do it." Well, most kids don't really say "no, I'm not going to do that", but if you listen close to their responses, a parental translation of statements like "when I'm…
  • Aug 31

    Possession of Alprazolam and Hydrocodone Convictions Overturned

    Possession of Alprazolam and Hydrocodone Convictions Overturned
    Yes, the title of this article gives away the ending, but it's the journey, not the destination. FACTS: Daniel Shedd is just chilling, drinking a beer, driving his mom's car, when he was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Shedd v.…
Rank this Week: 308

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Sep 2

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona – Pleading the Fifth on Social Media

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona – Pleading the Fifth on Social Media
    A Tragic Video Confession You might remember the viral video of an Arizona man, 22 year old Matthew Cordle, who caused a fatal drunk driving accident. He provided a confession in a four-minute online video that went viral with 2.3 million…
  • Sep 2

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona - Pleading the Fifth on Social Media

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona - Pleading the Fifth on Social Media
    A Tragic Video Confession You might remember the viral video of an Arizona man, 22 year old Matthew Cordle, who caused a fatal drunk driving accident. He provided a confession in a four-minute online video that went viral with 2.3 million…
  • Jul 5

    Yes, You Have Constitutional Rights at an Arizona DUI Checkpoint

    Yes, You Have Constitutional Rights at an Arizona DUI Checkpoint
    “The best way to deal with a DUI checkpoint is to be prepared for it. Lack of preparation or knowledge of your rights can lead to a false arrest, and violations of your rights.” A Case of False Arrest at a DUI Checkpoint One…
Rank this Week: 271

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: 306

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    No error found in mortgage fraud guilty plea

    No error found in mortgage fraud guilty plea
    Rodriguez challenged her guilty plea to conspiracy to commit the federal crimes of mail fraud and wire fraud arguing that her plea was not knowing or voluntary. She also claimed her plea should not have been accepted by the district judge…
  • Jun 17

    Speedy trial motion was not timely but defendant overturns his sentence

    Speedy trial motion was not timely but defendant overturns his sentence
    Isaacson appealed his conviction following a jury trial for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud and securities fraud. The conspiracy defrauded investors through a hedge fund that placed money in shell companies with no assets or…
  • Jun 17

    Evidence of marriage fraud by three brothers in their bid for citizenship was enough to convict

    Evidence of marriage fraud by three brothers in their bid for citizenship was enough to convict
    The defendants in U.S. v. Chahla were three brothers from Syria who were convicted following a jury trial of various federal crimes in connection with their fraudulent marriages and their subsequent attempt to procure citizenship. The three…
Rank this Week: 280

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 303