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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches, is the subject of a Southern California federal district court judgment of nearly $515,000. The…
  • Oct 29

    Man Sentenced for Stealing Mortgage Payment

    Man Sentenced for Stealing Mortgage Payment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. James P. Kyricopoulos, 65, Haverhill, Massachusetts, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Thomas Drechsler to three to five years in state prison followed by eight years of probation during which he must pay $24,000 in…
  • Oct 29

    Lawyer Charged with Stealing Escrow Funds & Failing to Pay Off Outstanding Mortgage

    Lawyer Charged with Stealing Escrow Funds & Failing to Pay Off Outstanding Mortgage
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Steve Weinstock, Roslyn Heights, New York, an attorney, has been arrested for allegedly stealing $720,000 held in an escrow account, as well as selling an East Hills, New York, property owned in the name of his law firm…
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/
  • Oct 29

    Flak Over FBI and DEA Impersonation

    Flak Over FBI and DEA Impersonation
    The FBI and DEA's impersonation tactics have been facing a lot of criticism lately. First, there was the case of the cocaine defendant in New York who has filed a lawsuit to stop the DEA from impersonating her on Facebook. The DEA used…
  • Oct 28

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 28

    Robel Phillipos: Guilty Verdict on Five of Nine Alleged Statement

    Robel Phillipos: Guilty Verdict on Five of Nine Alleged Statement
    Robel Phillipos has been found guilty of making five of the nine false statements alleged in the Indictment. The jury found he lied about both false statements charged in Count 1 and three of the nine statements charged in Count 2. He will…
Rank this Week: 3

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

    MO - Making money off sex offender information
    Original Article 10/05/2014 By Garrett Bergquist NEW BLOOMFIELD - How much money would you pay to know if any sex offenders live in your area? Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Kids Live Safe charges its subscribers $29.97 per month, or $59.88…
  • Oct 8

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century
    Original Article 10/01/2014 By Emily Kristoffersen We as humans like to take pride in our centuries of supposed social evolution. We claim we are no longer the people in the dark ages of our ancient past, however, even in our modern…
  • Oct 8

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony
    Original Article 09/23/2014 By Lee Rowland Which of the following could land you a felony conviction in Arizona? Showing images of naked prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib;Linking to the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of…
Rank this Week: 6

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Fourth Oklahoma Execution Date Scheduled for 2015

    Fourth Oklahoma Execution Date Scheduled for 2015
    The McAlester News-Capital reports, "Execution dates set — again," by Glenn Puit. A fourth death row inmate has a scheduled execution date at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. A court set Benjamin Robert Cole Jr.’s…
  • Oct 29

    In Texas, the Death Penalty is Slowly Dying Out

    In Texas, the Death Penalty is Slowly Dying Out
    That's the title of Matt Ford's post at the Atlantic. It's subtitled, "The Lone Star State carried out its fewest executions since 1996 this year." There is an infographic at the link. On Tuesday night, the state of Texas executed...
  • Oct 29

    Additional News Coverage of the Oklahoma Stay

    Additional News Coverage of the Oklahoma Stay
    "U.S. Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution," is by Jim Salter of Associated Press, via St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The appeal to the Supreme Court raised several concerns about legal counsel Christeson has received over the years,…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Oct 29

    Officials investigating vandalism of Boulder sex offender Zach Meints' car

    Officials investigating vandalism of Boulder sex offender Zach Meints' car
    10-29-2014 Colorado: The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is investigating the vandalism of Boulder sex offender Zach Meints' car earlier this month — and Meints' attorney said video of the incident is evidence Meints did not stab himself…
  • Oct 29

    Three Ways Parents are Ruining Halloween

    Three Ways Parents are Ruining Halloween
    10-29-2014 National: Facts don't stop fear. Happy Halloween! It's that time of year when your neighbors are secretly unwrapping candy, brushing lollipops with poison, and inserting razor blades into Snickers bars! Actually, while it may…
  • Oct 28

    Halloween Facts 2014: 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About All Hallows' Eve

    Halloween Facts 2014: 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About All Hallows' Eve
    10-28-2014 National: Many people celebrate Halloween simply because it's fun. But that doesn't offer an explanation as to why children dress up in costumes and ask strangers for treats. Nor does it explain why orange and black are the…
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Oct 26

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?
    LIVE NOW: a panel discussion with activists and leaders from Ferguson, St. Louis, and beyond about next steps for the movement for human rights and accountability. The 4 streams below are coming from individuals who have been streaming…
  • Oct 24

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.
    October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human…
  • Oct 24

    From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front line

    From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front line
    By Rafi Hoq, Amnesty International USA Student Activist Coordinator for Georgia This week, I’ve been reading the latest updates from student-led “umbrella movement” in Hong Kong with a deepened diligence, and…
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Oct 29

    Everest College Fraud in Milwaukee?

    Everest College Fraud in Milwaukee?
    Today I got a call from Everest University, asking if my company needed any interns. I let them know that I was aware of the Everest College fraud, that we are fraud investigators, and that no, we would not do any business with them. What am…
  • Oct 27

    Things I Have Learned About Fraud

    Things I Have Learned About Fraud
    For more than 17 years, I have been conducting fraud investigations, and I have learned a lot about fraudsters, their methods, and the companies they work for. Hotlines cut fraud losses in half. Anonymous reporting mechanisms like fraud…
  • Oct 24

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader
    Recent market volatility can make traders wealthy or poor.  You need to be prepared for more turbulent times – and learn how to profit from them. Learn how to make more in one day of trading stocks, than most people do in…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 42

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: 53

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 88

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: 71

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    DISCO

    DISCO
    Feeling a little bored, maybe a little blue? Then we have just the thing for you. A little smattering of 3rd DCA justice. The ABC's of discovery are on full display in M.H. v. State, and Judge Rothenberg and company reach the conclusion…
  • Oct 27

    I FEEEEL GOOD......

    I FEEEEL GOOD......
    The last call at Tobacco Road made the NY Times Monday. Here. We went three for three on our picks yesterday. Naturally.Want a nice, quick, fun, mindless read to relax? Try the Parker Novels, by Richard Stark. Start with Book One:…
  • Oct 26

    NFL WEEK 8 2014

    NFL WEEK 8 2014
    Another travel day, so another terse post, foregoing our witty repartee and analysis for just getting something out:We're not off the Bengals bandwagon, and we can't pass them up with +2 at home, and the Ravens just aren't as good as their…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Oct 29

    Dallas prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence in 1999 murder trial

    Dallas prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence in 1999 murder trial
    Two more Dallas men have been released based on habeas corpus writs after prosecutors withheld critical, exculpatory evidence at their trials about deals offered to jailhouse informants, reported the Courthouse News (Oct. 28). The article…
  • Oct 28

    Grievance: DA's failure to notify defendants in Salvador mess kept inmate wrongly incarcerated for two year

    Grievance: DA's failure to notify defendants in Salvador mess kept inmate wrongly incarcerated for two year
    A state bar grievance has been filed against Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey over his failure to notify defendants eligible for release from prison that evidence in their cases had been tainted by the Jonathan Salvador scandal,…
  • Oct 27

    Levin: Helping ex-offenders find employment makes us safer

    Levin: Helping ex-offenders find employment makes us safer
    Marc Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation was quoted this week in the New York Times (Oct. 24) supporting the idea of "ban the box" legislation making it easier for ex-offenders to apply for certain public sector jobs. Here's a notable…
Rank this Week: 123

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Oct 18

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"
    Good article by the Boston Herald concerning efforts being made to stop the controversial website backpage.com from publishing advertisements that have connections to the underground teenage sex trade.
  • Oct 16

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.
    A 23-year-old Hartford CT man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight years of special parole after pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement to first-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted…
  • Oct 15

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy
    A group of Harvard professors has condemned the University's new policies on sexual assault, saying it violates the rights of the accused. You can read about it here.
Rank this Week: 100

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 117

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 141

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 137

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: 134

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 133

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 129

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: 140

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Oct 29

    Postal Service Mail Surveillance Raises Legal Concern

    Postal Service Mail Surveillance Raises Legal Concern
    In 2013, when former CIA systems administrator Edward Snowden leaked information to the public regarding the National Security Agency and other agencies’ usage of global surveillance programs, including the tracking of email and phone…
  • Oct 27

    Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Retirement Center

    Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Retirement Center
    In an episode of animated show “The Simpsons,” Homer is mistakenly admitted as a patient to his father’s retirement home. Once there, however, he realizes all the comfort care–and medication–the elderly get, and…
  • Oct 22

    GPS Stalking Addressed by Multiple Pieces of Legislation

    GPS Stalking Addressed by Multiple Pieces of Legislation
    While the world is changing, the fact that people are still suspicious of one another, even those they are supposed to be most intimately attached to, remains the same. The technological changes in the world means there are entirely new ways…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Oct 29

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt
    BOISE - Brent R. Heinrich, 41, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court to possession with intent to distribute 300 grams of a mixture and substance containing the controlled substance analogue…
  • Oct 29

    Telephone Scammers Spoofing Idaho State Police Phone Numbers Are Targeting Junior High School Aged Kid

    Telephone Scammers Spoofing Idaho State Police Phone Numbers Are Targeting Junior High School Aged Kid
    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: 10/29/14 at 2:53 p.m. MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police has…
  • Oct 28

    Injury Crash I15 Near Milepost 21

    Injury Crash I15 Near Milepost 21
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 273

Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Seeking Paralegal with some Legal Assistant Responsibilitie

    Seeking Paralegal with some Legal Assistant Responsibilitie
    We are seeking an experienced professional with at least 5 years of experience to serve in the capacity of a hybrid Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Primary responsibilities will be paralegal, with some legal assistant duties. Knowledge in…
  • Oct 29

    Roy Black Presentation on Cross Examination

    Roy Black Presentation on Cross Examination
    Roy Black will be giving a presentation on Cross Examination on Friday, December 12, 2014, in conjunction with Florida International University College of Law's 2-day Trial Advocacy Performance CLE Program.
  • Oct 24

    RIP: Cross-Examination Has Died in Georgia

    RIP: Cross-Examination Has Died in Georgia
    I have a Google alert for “rape” and an article from a local newspaper in Georgia popped up on my computer screen this morning. Benjamin Tyler Gray, 29, is on trial charged with rape in Coweta County Superior Court, Georgia. A…
Rank this Week: 351

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a…

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a few days while he's out of the office.] US v. Swisher, No. 11-35796 (Ikuta with Alarcon; concurrence in judgment by Tashima).  Isn't this case déjà vu?  The defendant…
  • Oct 26

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony
    Hon. Judge Raymond FisherMix Crawford and Apprendi, and good things are bound to follow. United States v. Vera, 2014 WL 5352727(9thCir. Oct. 22, 2014), decision available here. Players:Decision by Judge Fisher, joined by Judges Noonan and…
  • Oct 24

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould…

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould with Reinhardt and Berzon).  The 9th makes clear that before a court finds that an upward adjustment for obstruction of justice based on false testimony is appropriate, the court must explicitly…
Rank this Week: 274

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Former Alabama Teacher’s Aide to Appeal Conviction for Sex Abuse

    Former Alabama Teacher’s Aide to Appeal Conviction for Sex Abuse
    In August of this year, Michael Horton, a former teacher’s aide, was found guilty of first-degree sodomy in a Madison County court. Horton’s attorney asked for a pre-sentencing investigation immediately, as Horton and his family…
  • Oct 29

    Michigan Man Driving John Deere Lawn Mower Arrested for DUI

    Michigan Man Driving John Deere Lawn Mower Arrested for DUI
    Recently, a Lawton man was arrested after being pulled over by police for multiple traffic violations while he was driving a John Deere riding lawn mower. The 36-year-old man was pulling a trailer behind the lawn mower as he drove north on CR…
  • Oct 28

    Homeless Huntington Beach Man Arrested on Suspicion of Dealing Heroin in Library

    Homeless Huntington Beach Man Arrested on Suspicion of Dealing Heroin in Library
    Recently, a Huntington Beach area homeless man was arrested after it was suspected he was selling heroin from the Simi Valley Library, according to a news article at the LA Times. Bradley Bates was arrested on suspicion of narcotics for sale…
Rank this Week: 314

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

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

    New Procedures for Getting DUI Videos from Florida Highway Patrol

    New Procedures for Getting DUI Videos from Florida Highway Patrol
    It has always been difficult to get the DUI arrest videos from the Florida Highway Patrol. In many of these cases the defense attorney ends up filing a motion to compel the prosecutor to provide the video. The court then orders the prosecutor…
  • Oct 20

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
    Although the vast majority of DUI cases are charged as a misdemeanor, the answer to that question ultimately depends on a host of factors. Below is a quick summary of the statutory maximum penalties allowed under Florida law for different…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Oct 29

    Same Sex Marriage and Domestic Violence

    Same Sex Marriage and Domestic Violence
    Same sex marriage has been permitted in North Carolina for a couple of weeks. Shea blogged here about one potential criminal law implication: the possibility, discussed in a memorandum from the Administrative Office of the Courts, that…
  • Oct 28

    Tracking Court Cost Waiver

    Tracking Court Cost Waiver
    Earlier this year National Public Radio ran a series on court costs entitled Guilty and Charged. The general point of the series was that “the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the…
  • Oct 27

    Ebola, Quarantines, and Criminal Law

    Ebola, Quarantines, and Criminal Law
    Ebola’s been in the news lately, with several infected individuals on American soil. New York and New Jersey have begun to quarantine individuals arriving from West Africa who have had contact with infected people, and a nurse subjected…
Rank this Week: 240

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Death of a Gladiator: James LaRossa Die

    Death of a Gladiator: James LaRossa Die
    James (Jimmy) LaRossa, one of New York City's top criminal defense lawyers, died recently. LaRossa, according to the New York Times obituary, see here, was "'the last of the gladiators' -- his characterization of defense lawyers."…
  • Oct 27

    Too Much Skin in the Game? A Review of Sidney Powell's Licensed To Lie

    Too Much Skin in the Game? A Review of Sidney Powell's Licensed To Lie
    Imagine being so angry at prosecutorial shenanigans in one of your cases that you decide to write a book. A book that names names and settles scores. A book that details the Brady violations you believe occurred in your client's...
  • Oct 6

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven
    Rob Cary's book, "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" is a wonderful read and reminder of what needs to be corrected in our criminal justice system. Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important,…
Rank this Week: 307

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act
    After a jury convicted Michael Dreyer of “one count of distributing child pornography . . . in violation of 18 U.S. Code §2252(a)(2) and (b)(1), and one count of possessing child pornography . . . in violation…
  • Oct 27

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder
    This post examines an opinion the Appellate Court of Illinois issued recently: Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc., 2014 IL App (5th) 130193 (2014). As the court explains in the opening sentence of its opinion, the plaintiff in the…
  • Oct 24

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct
    Geraldo Rivera was charged with, and tried for, “attempting to murder Sean and Michael Burns during a fight that started in a liquor store and ended in the parking lot.”  State v. Rivera, 2014 WL 5042454 (Superior Court of…
Rank this Week: 313

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 336

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Justin Bieber’s DUI? Just Careless Driving and Charity

    Justin Bieber’s DUI? Just Careless Driving and Charity
    By a Staff Writer Earlier this year, we covered the arrest and subsequent criminal charges filed by the Miami Beach Police Department against Justin Bieber. This past Wednesday, it seems that Bieber’s Miami DUI woes have come to a not…
  • May 14

    Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer

    Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer
    By Tracy Manzer, Price Benowitz LLP Senior Editor of Content May 14, 2014 A Georgia man who allegedly struck a police car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then offered the cop a beer has made national headlines this…
  • Apr 15

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor Yet another U.S. state has passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, on April 14, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley…
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Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today
    Prof. Friedman, over at The Confrontation Blog, just posted a recent article on two New Jersey opinions that overlap the confrontation analysis for lab results in Bullcoming, Williams, Crawford, and Melendez-Diaz.The plurality opinion in…
  • Aug 11

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)
    Wow!No good deed goes unpunished.  But, what attorney could argue with the defendant in this case.  http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/08/court-hands-off-feud-about-murder-appeal/#more-216621
  • Aug 11

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion
    One of the few remaining cases yet to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term is the case of Heien v. North Carolina, which presents the following question: "Can a police officer's mistake of law provide individualized suspicion that…
Rank this Week: 333

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 255

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 325

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

Covers Texas criminal and DWI law, with an emphasis on Greater Houston cases. By Scheiner Law Group.

http://www.scheinerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 5

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking
    It’s often said that we live in an era of unprecedented technological advances. In no area is this more apparent than in the field of telecommunications. What a person can now do with say, an iPhone was simply unimaginable even just a…
  • Aug 5

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking
    It’s often said that we live in an era of unprecedented technological advances. In no area is this more apparent than in the field of telecommunications. What a person can now do with say, an iPhone was simply unimaginable even just a…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court Rules Police Can Take Arrested Person’s DNA Without Warrant

    Supreme Court Rules Police Can Take Arrested Person’s DNA Without Warrant
    Alert: Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Your Privacy Rights   The United States Supreme Court ruled this week that police can take DNA from any person arrested for a “serious” crime — and they don’t need a warrant…
Rank this Week: 304

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 190

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 317

BC Criminal Law Blog

BC Criminal Law Blog

Offers news, information and commentary on British Columbia criminal law. By Stern and Albert.

http://www.bccriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court of Canada says deterrence not a factor that may be considered under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

    Supreme Court of Canada says deterrence not a factor that may be considered under the Youth Criminal Justice Act
    Last week the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that the Youth Criminal Justice Act, as written, does not allow judges to increase a sentence for the purposes of deterring youth crime. The Court held that the legislature deliberately…
  • Jun 15

    Bill C-19 proposes new Criminal Code offence for street racing.

    Bill C-19 proposes new Criminal Code offence for street racing.
    On June 15th the federal government introduced Bill C-19, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing) and to make consequential amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. The new legislation is aimed at providing harsh…
  • Jun 1

    B.C. Gun Amnesty Announced for June 2006

    B.C. Gun Amnesty Announced for June 2006
    Solicitor General John Les announced a month long, province-wide gun amnesty in B.C. yesterday. The amnesty will last for the month of June and is aimed at trying to collect some of the estimated 90,000 unregistered guns that are in the…
Rank this Week: 298

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong
    Several months ago we read about a couple from Australia who hired a Thai surrogate so she could bear the child they always wanted. During month three of the surrogate’s pregnancy the couple were informed that the 21 year-old surrogate…
  • Oct 28

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”
    Stuart Bray met his wife Li Quan in 1990 and quickly embraced her passion to save China’s tigers and to develop a breeding program to reintroduce China’s tigers back to their wild reserves. Each of them invested huge sums of…
  • Oct 22

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…
    One of the main reasons the middle class is abandoning family courts in droves is because of the bank-draining costs of litigation. While it may appear straight forward to bring a claim for parenting or child support, there are a myriad of…
Rank this Week: 722

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 834

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    To Help 'Em Be the Best They Can

    To Help 'Em Be the Best They Can
    Blawgs come and go with distressing speed.  Keeping one going requires, among other things, a certain amount of time.  That's especially true if the idea is actually to serve as a clearinghouse for developments in a particular…
  • Oct 26

    On Pissing Off the Powers That Be

    On Pissing Off the Powers That Be
    The problem was that I knew about this obscure case.  It was unreported, which meant that back in the day it was tricky to find, and even among the unreported it was obscure.   But it was from my particular intermediate appellate…
  • Oct 22

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame

    On the Lawyer Who Should Hang His Head in Shame
    On November 7, 2011, counsel for Gilbert filed a no-error brief pursuant to Anders v.California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396 (1967). On March 30, 2012, the majority ordered briefing on the issues of whether the trial court had the…
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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 29

    Jerry Engler to Head Cal. AG Crim. Division

    Jerry Engler to Head Cal. AG Crim. Division
    We have been informed that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has chosen Gerald Engler as the Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, succeeding Dane Gillette (retired).Outstanding choice....
  • Oct 29

    Federalist Society Convention

    Federalist Society Convention
    The annual National Lawyers Convention of the Federalist Society is November 13-15 at (as always) the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.  The FedSoc website has the highlights and the full schedule.Justice Scalia will deliver the opening…
  • Oct 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Cold-Case Murder Suspect Found Guilty: An Ohio man named as the prime suspect in a 1990 cold-case rape and murder has been found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.  WLWT News reports that 57-year-old Timothy Sellers...
Rank this Week: 777