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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea
    Gary Hughes, 36, San Diego, California, pled guilty to one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment. According to the plea agreement and court proceedings, in…
  • Apr 25

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower
    Sergio Roman Barrientos, 62, Poway, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a six-count superseding indictment that charged both Barrientos and Zalathiel Aguila, 42, Fairfield, California. According to the…
  • Apr 25

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam
    Ian Resnick, 41, Abescon, New Jersey was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 4

    Navy Seals in Gunfight Against ISIS

    Navy Seals in Gunfight Against ISIS
    The Navy Seal who died yesterday in a shootout with ISIS is Charles Keating IV, grandson of the late Congressman who was convicted and served jail time the 1980's savings and loan scandal Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H.…
  • May 4

    Kasich Drops Out

    Kasich Drops Out
    John Kasich is back in Ohio where he will announce his withdrawal from the race for the Republican presidential nomination at 5:00 pm (ET.) Trump will be the Republican nominee. Now come the expressions of shock, awe, and more importantly,…
  • May 3

    Indiana Exit Polling and Result

    Indiana Exit Polling and Result
    Here's a thread for Indiana results. Indiana is in two time zones, so some polls close at 6 pm and others at 7pm. CBS early exit polling for Republicans: Early exit polling data finds a majority of Indiana GOP primary voters are…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 4

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 3

    So Many Sources of Information, So Little Time

    So Many Sources of Information, So Little Time
    Private and public records offer a wealth of information to fraud investigators On Balance – The Magazine for Wisconsin CPAs Without information, a fraud investigation goes nowhere. There are abundant sources of information on people…
  • Apr 28

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud
    One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make in relation to fraud prevention at their companies is doing nothing. They often think that fraud prevention is too extensive and too expensive, so they opt to do nothing proactive to…
  • Apr 21

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)
    Why should a taxpayer use the services of a forensic accountant when being audited or under criminal investigation? Tracy Coenen talks about the expertise a forensic accountant can bring to the case, specifically in evaluating the methods…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 22

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: 21

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 4

    The 800 Lb. Doggie In The Harris County Jury Room

    The 800 Lb. Doggie In The Harris County Jury Room
    Potential jurors are subject to a great many influences, ranging from their personal experiences to the crap they watch on TV.  Try as we might to ferret out these influences, it’s not always possible. While some will proudly…
  • May 4

    Next Generation, Zealousness or Happiness; Pick Your Poison

    Next Generation, Zealousness or Happiness; Pick Your Poison
    When I first read the order, I couldn’t quite wrap my head around it.  It was one of those WTF moments. Counsel will please keep in mind the need to provide arguments and courtroom experience to the next generation of…
  • May 3

    Turley’s War on the Skies (and everywhere else)

    Turley’s War on the Skies (and everywhere else)
    What sort of whiny terrorist sympathizer would complain about waiting three hours on a TSA security line, just because they’ve yet to stop any terrorist ever?  What about the children? You have likely been reading about the…
Rank this Week: 61

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 74

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 23

    Third petition on surrogate expert

    Third petition on surrogate expert
    Tim Provis, counsel for the petitioner in Roalson v. Wisconsin, No. 15-6037, which presents an issue similar to Griep and Katso, has kindly provided me with copies of the papers on cert.  Here are links to the Petition, the State's Brief…
  • Nov 25

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"

    New cert petitions on the "expert witness end-run"
    At least two cert petitions are currently before the Supreme Court on the question of whether, or when, a prosecution may present the substance of an out-of-court testimonial statement through an in-court witness who bases an opinion in part…
  • Jun 22

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark

    Audio of public radio show on Ohio v. Clark
    Joan Meier, who commented last week on this blog, and I appeared on Friday on a Los Angeles public radio show, discussing Ohio v. Clark. If you're interested, you can listen to it by clicking here.  By the way, Joan cited favorably a…
Rank this Week: 96

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG

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

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

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

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

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING
    This week, the State of Florida has amended its "Stand Your Ground Law," allegedly "expanding" the law to protect "warning shots." The apparent impetus for this legislation was the conviction and sentencing of Ms. Marissa Alexander, who was…
Rank this Week: 79

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 83

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: 71

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 4

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Sex Offender Arrested After Multiple Deportations:  An illegal immigrant from Mexico with multiple state and federal convictions was arrested in Utah by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for failing to register as…
  • May 3

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Va. Gov Sued for Allowing Felons to Vote:  Republican lawmakers in Virginia announced Monday that they are pursuing legal action against Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his decision to restore the voting rights of thousands of felons. …
  • May 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    High Court Turns Away CA Death Penalty Challenge:  The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to California's death penalty system after an Orange County murderer filed an appeal arguing that waiting decades on death row results in…
Rank this Week: 223

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 4

    Why Gun Violence is a Human Rights Crisi

    Why Gun Violence is a Human Rights Crisi
    Human rights are protected and upheld by international and national laws and treaties. Yet in America, guns kill more than 30,000 men, women and children every single year.
  • May 4

    What If Eating Caused You Excruciating Pain? This Man’s Impossible Choice

    What If Eating Caused You Excruciating Pain? This Man’s Impossible Choice
    I just ate an apple. Later, I’ll try to resist the temptation to munch on crackers. I keep hearing about the importance of a “clean diet.” I think that means no crackers. Maybe carrots instead? As I make these decisions,…
  • May 2

    Journalism Is Not a Crime

    Journalism Is Not a Crime
    Journalism is not a crime, yet the principles of free speech and a free press are threatened right across the world. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, we’re highlighting nine cases of journalists who have been locked up,…
Rank this Week: 177

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Best of Brand New: Radiohead's New Single

    Best of Brand New: Radiohead's New Single
    Think idealistic small town America.  Maybe Mayberry RFD, Maybe Hobbs.  And then think about all the nasty, gory things happening behind the scenes.Or, sometimes, even in front of your very eyes.A model village gone twisted.Best…
  • May 1

    Best of Brand New: 30 For 30-Fantastic Lies (The Duke Lacrosse Case)

    Best of Brand New: 30 For 30-Fantastic Lies (The Duke Lacrosse Case)
    One of the finest shows in recent memory.As someone who has been the subject lately of a bunch of fantastic lies, I am aware of how the Duke Lacrosse players must have…
  • May 1

    Lawyer Regulation: Article with Overview and Solution

    Lawyer Regulation: Article with Overview and Solution
    Just read this article about the regulation of lawyer conduct.  Of course, it's focus is on trust fund issues.  Issues of fraud and misrepresentation. But its information is pretty insightful.Is questioning the disciplinary system…
Rank this Week: 172

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • May 4

    Florida Man Blows a .604 With Kids In The Car

    Florida Man Blows a .604 With Kids In The Car
    A Florida man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child neglect after he was found passed out at an intersection with his children in the car. There’s poor judgement, and then there’s Stephen…
  • May 3

    Minnesota Among Lowest in Nation in DUI Risk

    Minnesota Among Lowest in Nation in DUI Risk
    Everyone knows that drunk driving is a risky choice that can have life altering consequences, and it’s no surprise that DUIs are more problematic in some areas than in others. To get a better idea of where you’re most likely…
  • May 2

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline
    After weeks of debating and compromising, law enforcement members, defense attorneys and lawmakers have reached an agreement to revamp drug laws and sentencing guidelines for the first time in 27 years. There was much debate about revamping…
Rank this Week: 327

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • May 4

    Is There a Difference Between Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure?

    Is There a Difference Between Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure?
    Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure in Texas One of the many goals of the Texas government and law enforcement is to maintain public peace and order. This includes laws and ordinances that prohibit certain kinds of behavior that are…
  • Apr 27

    Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

    Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
    Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas The state of Texas uses mandatory sex offender registration to prevent convicted offenders from committing additional crimes. Registration also serves the purpose of monitoring convicted…
  • Apr 20

    Sex in Public Charges: How Texas Prosecute

    Sex in Public Charges: How Texas Prosecute
    Getting Charged with Sex in Public in Texas There are many laws in Texas that govern proper behavior for people in public places. Although many laws are intended to prohibit dangerous crimes like burglary and sexual assault, there are also…
Rank this Week: 186

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    JUDGES SARDUY & KELLY HAVE OPPONENTS, JUDGE SAYFIE DOES NOT .....

    JUDGES SARDUY & KELLY HAVE OPPONENTS, JUDGE SAYFIE DOES NOT .....
    This is Rumpole. We want to thank the Captain for doing a great job staying on top of this ever-changing judicial election landscape. The thought that comes to us is....where is Albert Zemlock when you need him?THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING…
  • May 2

    JUDGE ROSA RODRIGUEZ DRAWS AN OPPONENT .....

    JUDGE ROSA RODRIGUEZ DRAWS AN OPPONENT .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS CONTINUES ... JUDGE ROSA RODRIGUEZ HAS OPPOSITION .....In what's now becoming a regular occurrence over the past few days, another long time Incumbent Judge has drawn an opponent.Early on it was the likes of…
  • May 2

    NEW STUFF

    NEW STUFF
    El Chapo cafe at the REGJB is now open for business. There was a soft-no-announce opening last week. Probably because the coffee was horrible and the food worse, and there wasn't- according to reports- a lot available. Judge Sayfie still…
Rank this Week: 117

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • May 3

    Pat Frisks When Suspected of Possessing a Firearm in Massachusett

    Pat Frisks When Suspected of Possessing a Firearm in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Bouyer, a Massachusetts defendant appealed from convictions of possessing a loaded firearm, possessing ammunition without a firearm card, and carrying a firearm without a license to do so. The case arose at around 12:20…
  • May 3

    Trespassing and Larceny in Massachusett

    Trespassing and Larceny in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Bermudez, a Massachusetts defendant appealed from his convictions of trespass under M.G. L. c. 266, § 120 and larceny of property over $250 under M.G. L. c. 266, § 30(1). Both convictions arose after the defendant…
  • May 3

    Sentencing for Receipt of Stolen Goods in Massachusett

    Sentencing for Receipt of Stolen Goods in Massachusett
    In the recent Massachusetts case of Commonwealth v. Lemery, the defendant appealed from a conviction of receiving stolen goods worth over $250. She argued on appeal that there was insufficient evidence to support her conviction, that the…
Rank this Week: 178

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • May 3

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Myth

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Myth
    There are countless “myths” regarding criminal defense lawyers that run the gamut.  Many people who’ve never dealt with a criminal attorney view them as somewhat shady (after all, who would represent a criminal?) or as…
  • Apr 29

    Voice Technology Helping Law Firms Become More Efficient

    Voice Technology Helping Law Firms Become More Efficient
    In the “old days” so to speak, law firms relied on their secretaries or administrative assistants to take dictation before typing out memos, letters, and other documents.  Even over the last decade, it’s amazing how…
  • Apr 27

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court

    Michigan Trial Courts: Circuit, District and Probate Court
    Many people are not aware of the fact that Michigan trial courts include the circuit, district, and probate courts.  All of the courts serve different purposes, however the district court is the one most are familiar with and is often…
Rank this Week: 168

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • May 2

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted
    On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important decision, very favorable to industry, involving the City of Houston’s over-the-top criminal enforcement program. While this one involved the Texas Clean Air Act…
  • Mar 29

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?
    I was reading this morning another article about the “new” USEPA Enforcement Initiatives. Notwithstanding the USEPA’s enforcement statistics, criminal enforcement is down. Fewer cases are being made and the cases that are…
  • Mar 15

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    As reported by my good friend, George Chalos (it pays to ALWAYS challenge everything): On March 14, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion in United States of America v. Matthaios Fafalios, 15-30146, vacating the judgment…
Rank this Week: 213

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: 157

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: 299

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Criminal goes from bad to worse…

    Criminal goes from bad to worse…
    Meet 20-year-old Jarious Tremayne Mock.  Thanks from a tip from the smoking gun website, we all learn a valuable lesson as to how to turn a bad day into something much worse. The night started with Mr. Mock leaving a nightclub and…
  • Apr 15

    “Affluenza teen” sentenced to jail

    “Affluenza teen” sentenced to jail
    In a case of justice delayed but (finally) not denied, the case of the “affluenza teen” may finally have come to an end… Ethan Couch, who killed four people in a DUI manslaughter case, but received no jail time in a case…
  • Apr 7

    Teen driving laws have a surprising impact on crime

    Teen driving laws have a surprising impact on crime
    A government report that was just released showed that state laws/regulations regarding teen driving has actually contributed to a large decrease in crime. Starting in the early 90’s a few states passed GDL (graduated driver licensing)…
Rank this Week: 155

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 259

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 27

    Our Firm Helps Secure $15 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Case

    Our Firm Helps Secure $15 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Case
    Yesterday, Chief Judge Wood in the Southern District of Georgia unsealed whistleblower claims we filed against Z Gallerie, a large retailer with stores across the United States. The case was… read more → The post Our Firm Helps…
  • Apr 25

    Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisi

    Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisi
    Attorney Page Pate talks with CNN New Day Weekend about criminal charges arising from the Flint Water Crisis. Pate comments on investigations of this nature, that “start at the bottom… read more → The post Criminal Charges…
  • Apr 25

    Page Pate comments on federal judge’s order in armed career criminal case

    Page Pate comments on federal judge’s order in armed career criminal case
    Attorney Page Pate discusses Federal Appeals Court Judge Martin’s notice to over 100 prisoners that they could be eligible to file an application for resentencing and serve less time. Pate… read more → The post Page Pate…
Rank this Week: 297

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 318

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • Apr 14

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?

    Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit in a Connecticut crosswalk?
    You are crossing the street when you are struck by a car. The operator of the vehicle jumps out to see if you are okay and then starts yelling at you for walking in front of their car. If you are injured you should be taken to the hospital by…
  • Apr 11

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?

    What should be your two main concerns after getting injured in a Connecticut accident case?
    Being seriously injured in a CT accident case can totally disrupt and completely change your life. Your daily activities can be significantly altered, you may be forced to change the way in which you go about performing even the simplest of…
  • Apr 7

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?

    How can you get better medical care after being involved in a Connecticut accident?
    You have been injured in a Connecticut accident case that was caused by the fault of another. It may have involved a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it could be a dog bite incident, it might involve a hit-and-run, it could be a pedestrian…
Rank this Week: 291

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 138

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Jan 9

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car
    Shannon Crane won in State v. Reed, No. 113,576 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015), affirming Judge Rose's suppression order in a Reno County drug prosecution. Judge Rose found the following facts:Defendant was handcuffed and at the rear of his…
  • Jan 9

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Hover, No. 113,214 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015)(unpublished), obtaining a new trial in a Reno County aggravated battery prosecution.  Ms. Hover argued that the district court's improperly giving an…
Rank this Week: 290

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • May 23

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer
    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer A theft charge in Seaside Heights can apply to any number of possible events. The possible scenarios seem endless. Of course, the classic offense is simply picking up something that doesn’t belong to you.…
  • May 1

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?
    Today in New Jersey, David Wildstein entered a guilty plea and indictments against Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were unsealed.  This left most people wondering, well what about Chris Christie?  At least some were expecting that he…
  • Apr 1

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey
    Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been accused with trading trading political help for assorted benefits from a Florida eye doctor. The opthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen, allegedly bestowed campaign contributions, plane rides and gifts…
Rank this Week: 185

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 267

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: 268

DUI/DWI Defense - Raleigh, Durham,…

DUI/DWI Defense - Raleigh, Durham, Cary

Covers DUI defense in North Carolina. By David A. Bauernfeind.

http://www.raleighdurhamlaw.com
  • May 11

    4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Apparent Bathtub Drowning in Raleigh

    4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Apparent Bathtub Drowning in Raleigh
    The number of children drowned in bathtubs accounts for almost two-thirds of reported fatal drowning in the home. As with most cases of child drowning, the accident occurred while the parent or caregiver was not looking. Statistics show that…
  • May 11

    Multiple-vehicle Wreck Kills 1, Injures 2 in Raleigh

    Multiple-vehicle Wreck Kills 1, Injures 2 in Raleigh
    A 23-year-old woman died and two other people were injured in a multiple-vehicle truck-car wreck in Raleigh. The accident started around 10:45 pm on I-40 eastbound near Hammond Road. An initial collision occurred when a tractor-trailer…
  • May 11

    46 Displaced, 17 Injured in Raleigh Apartment Fire

    46 Displaced, 17 Injured in Raleigh Apartment Fire
    People who live in an apartment sign a lease that indicates what is required of them as tenants and of the property owner as landlord. Both are subject to legal obligations, regardless of whether they are included in the lease. Among the…
Rank this Week: 107

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 136

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 332

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: 137

Dress Warm

Dress Warm

Covers criminal law. By Keith J. Bruno.

http://dresswarm.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    But Who Was The Better Singer??

    But Who Was The Better Singer??
    MAN FACES TRIAL FOR STABBING AND MURDERING ACQUAINTANCE IN PARK AFTER DISPUTE OVER WHO WAS A BETTER SINGER*Co-defendant has pleaded guilty in this case and is expected to testify in the trial
  • Jun 9

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)

    More Cop Trouble, Jurors (who automatically believe the cops)
    June 9, 2010Case # TBAOCSD DEPUTY CHARGED WITH INJURING 78-YEAR-OLD IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS*Defendant is also charged with using fake cocaine to buy prescription drugs in an unrelated case
  • Jun 8

    Truly Tragic..

    Truly Tragic..
    DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FACES TRIAL FOR CRASHING INTO AND MURDERING MOM WHO WAS RIDING BIKE WITH SON
Rank this Week: 240

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Injury Crash Near Caldwell

    Injury Crash Near Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • May 2

    Idaho State Brand Inspector Resigns After Criminal Charges Are Filed

    Idaho State Brand Inspector Resigns After Criminal Charges Are Filed
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer…
  • May 2

    Commercial Vehicle crash blocks US-95

    Commercial Vehicle crash blocks US-95
    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: 4800

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    US v. Ornelas, No. 14-50533…

    US v. Ornelas, No. 14-50533 (5-4-16)(Tymkovich with Farris and M. Smith). Here today, gone tomorrow, but the sentencing still took place.  The 9th (via a visiting judge) affirms sentencing in absentia.  The defendant entered into a…
  • May 1

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Won't Put Pull Plug on Powered Wheelchair Bump - Abuse of Trust, USSG Sec. 3B1.3, and Adebimpe

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Won't Put Pull Plug on Powered Wheelchair Bump - Abuse of Trust, USSG Sec. 3B1.3, and Adebimpe
    The problem with the “abuse of trust” enhancement?  Medicare trusts everyone. United States v. Adebimpe, 2016 WL 169866 (9thCir. Apr. 28, 2016), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Murguia, joined by Judge…
  • Apr 29

    US v. Adebimpe, No. 14-10303…

    US v. Adebimpe, No. 14-10303 (4-27-16)(Murguia with Hurwitz; Paez dissenting). We have a circuit split here: Can there be an abuse of trust enhancement under 3B1.3 appropriate for suppliers of durable Medicare equipment--mobile electric…
Rank this Week: 700

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury
    Steven Broom was laying pipe while working on a high school stadium when a trench collapsed, burying him up to his neck in dirt. By the time he was rescued, Broom was severely hurt with rib fractures, collapsed lungs and other injuries. When…
  • May 4

    What is Pain and Suffering?

    What is Pain and Suffering?
    Pain and suffering is a legal term that includes injuries you may have experienced as the result of an accident. The term is used to address physical pain, but it also includes mental injuries, like grief, worry, insomnia, fear and loss of…
  • Mar 17

    Navigating the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Proce

    Navigating the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Proce
    Especially since the Employee Injury Benefit Act went into effect, the Oklahoma workers’ compensation laws are a bit confusing to understand. We put together this infographic based on the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission…
Rank this Week: 1695

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/
  • May 4

    Newton on The Real-World Fourth Amendment

    Newton on The Real-World Fourth Amendment
    Brent Evan Newton has posted The Real-World Fourth Amendment (43 Hastings Const. L. Q. 759, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures have resulted in a massive body…
  • May 4

    Ford on Unilateral Invasions of Privacy

    Ford on Unilateral Invasions of Privacy
    Roger Allan Ford (University of New Hampshire School of Law) has posted Unilateral Invasions of Privacy (91 Notre Dame Law Review 1075 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Most people seem to agree that individuals have too little…
  • May 3

    Rapping on Idealism in the Legal Profession

    Rapping on Idealism in the Legal Profession
    Jonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted It's a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird: The Need for Idealism in the Legal Profession (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 114, Issue 6, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: To Kill...
Rank this Week: 2464

Denver DUI Attorney Blog

Denver DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DUI, DWAI, and motor vehicle hearings. By the Law Office of Monte J. Robbins, Esq.

http://www.denverduiattorneyblog.net/
  • May 4

    Colorado Ignition Interlock Violation Suspension Hearing

    Colorado Ignition Interlock Violation Suspension Hearing
    Colorado law mandates that ignition interlock drivers are required to extend their ignition interlock lease agreements by a period of 12 months when it is reported by their ignition interlock provider that the ignition interlock device has…
  • Apr 15

    Winning a DUI Refusal Revocation because of Miranda.

    Winning a DUI Refusal Revocation because of Miranda.
    The burden of proof at an Express Consent Revocation Hearing in a Colorado DUI case is a preponderance of the evidence.  In order to sustain a refusal revocation, the police must show that the respondent was driving or in actual physical…
  • Apr 12

    Marijuana and Probation in Colorado

    Marijuana and Probation in Colorado
    Colorado statute 18-1.3-204 provides that medical Marijuana users shall not be prohibited from possessing or using medical Marijuana while on probation.  It appears that this is welcome news for medical Marijuana users.  However, a…
Rank this Week: 3440

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/
  • May 4

    Deadly Force and Resisting a Public Officer

    Deadly Force and Resisting a Public Officer
    The N&O series: Deadly Force. Today the News and Observer published the last article of its four part investigative series Deadly Force, a series that chronicles numerous physical confrontations between Harnett County sheriff’s…
  • May 3

    A Rare Opinion on Criminal Discovery in North Carolina

    A Rare Opinion on Criminal Discovery in North Carolina
    There seem to be fewer and fewer reported decisions about criminal discovery in North Carolina. A recent North Carolina Supreme Court decision finding a discovery violation by the prosecution, State v. Davis (Apr. 15, 2016), made me wonder…
  • May 2

    Sentencing Commission Recidivism Report Available

    Sentencing Commission Recidivism Report Available
    The North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission and the Division of Adult Correction recently released their Correctional Program Evaluation: Offenders Placed on Probation or Released from Prison in FY 2013—known better as…
Rank this Week: 3249