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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apr 22

    President of Colombia: War on Drugs a Failure

    President of Colombia: War on Drugs a Failure
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the War on Drugs has failed and we need a new approach to drug trafficking. In an interview on Monday with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Santos noted a softening of hard-line antidrug policies…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
    In a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions. The full opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is here. The opinion holds that Michigan voters had the right…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
  • Apr 22

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40…
Rank this Week: 4

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: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)
    This video is misleading. This organization DOES NOT make children any safer from criminals, they only come in after the fact to help find the person dead or alive. That is a big difference! They say they help prevent and solve crimes. How…
  • Apr 22

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too
    Original Article 04/19/2014 As president of a national organization that advocates for the families of sex offender registrants, I take exception to the following insensitive statement made by Rep. Genise Montecillo in the article: "Most…
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Apr 22

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention
    4-22-2014 Florida: In the wake of dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would add 400 new child protective investigators. Critics, however, worry the bill overlooks funding to treat mental…
  • Apr 22

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'
    4-22-2014 California: California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of…
  • Apr 21

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy
    4-21-2014 Florida: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a deputy during a traffic stop in the Indian Point subdivision in Osceola County Sunday. The deputy was in the middle of arresting Ridge David…
Rank this Week: 21

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: 24

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: 27

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 23

    A Simple Rule, Slip-Slided Away

    A Simple Rule, Slip-Slided Away
    Until yesterday, we had a relatively clear rule for police to follow: an anonymous tip must be corroborated before it rises to the level necessary to seize a person.  Then the Supreme Court decided Navarette v. California. …
  • Apr 23

    Soft Money Loves An Easy Target

    Soft Money Loves An Easy Target
    A recurring question is why criminal defense lawyers are underrepresented in government positions, whether judicial, legislative or executive. The easy answer is that we’re easy targets, having spent our careers as gladiators, defenders…
  • Apr 22

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Why Would They Do This?

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Why Would They Do This?
    Cops conducted an illegal search of a house. So far, nothing new here. Cops found nothing. Still, nothing new. Cops decide to plant meth in the house. Interesting, but nearly impossible to prove. Cops get caught on their own dashcam talking…
Rank this Week: 32

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 37

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
  • Apr 8

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, March 2014. There are many different definitions of income that can be used in family law cases. Local law will play a big part in defining income, but in more…
  • Apr 3

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna
    Francine McKenna is an investigative reporter who focuses her writings on the auditing profession. She blogs at re: The Auditors, and also writes for financial publications such as Forbes, The Financial Times, American Banker, and more. In…
  • Apr 1

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!
    Xyngular is a weight loss MLM (multi-level marketing) company which advertises quick, sustainable weight loss using their products. Last year I wrote a lengthy article about the Xyngular products, and I came to the conclusion that the…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Apr 23

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura
    The role of journalists becomes even more important when the government fails to investigate abuses. But the impunity that makes journalists so necessary also creates even greater danger for them.
  • Apr 22

    URGENT: 528 Men Sentenced to Death in Mass Trial

    URGENT: 528 Men Sentenced to Death in Mass Trial
    You can help stop this mass, grotesque violation of human rights: sign Amnesty's petition calling on Egyptian authorities to overturn the 528 death sentences.
  • Apr 22

    How the Vietnamese Government is Using Its Political Prisoners to Gain Leverage

    How the Vietnamese Government is Using Its Political Prisoners to Gain Leverage
    The Vietnamese government moves prisoners of conscience in and out of prison, whenever it seems like a favorable move. Its latest release of prisoners may merely be a publicity stunt.
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Apr 22

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report
    On Texas Public Radio, LBJ School instructor Michele Deitch and TDCJ guard union president Lance Lowry were interviewed yesterday on the subject of Gov. Rick Perry's declaration that Texas won't comply with new Prison Rape Elimination Act…
  • Apr 22

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'
    A new report (pdf) titled "Deadly Heat in Texas Prison" from the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law argues that, "The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is currently violating the human and constitutional…
  • Apr 22

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into individual Grits posts but deserve readers' attention:Innocence Project of Texas in the newsMy employers at the Innocence Project of Texas received some good press in the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Mar 12

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information
    In a recent decision in Commonwealth v. Shabazz Augustine, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that prosecutors seeking access to a defendant's cellular site location information are first required to obtain a search warrant based…
  • Mar 5

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today decided the case of Commonwealth v. Michael Robertson and considered the issue of whether secretly photographing or videotaping a person in a nude or partially nude state is illegal. The court…
  • Dec 30

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional
    A New York federal judge ruled that the United States government's phone gathering system is constitutional and a necessary measure to combat possible terrorist attacks against the country. The judge further ruled that Congress was within…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 108

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 22

    Ohio Prosecutor to Urge Commutation in Controversial Case

    Ohio Prosecutor to Urge Commutation in Controversial Case
    WJW-TV posts, "Prosecutor’s Office Asks to Spare Death Row Inmate," by Jessica Dabrowski. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is asking that a death row inmate’s life be spared in an effort to maintain public confidence…
  • Apr 22

    Missouri Prepares for Sixth Execution in Six Month

    Missouri Prepares for Sixth Execution in Six Month
    "Missouri continues to prepare for Rousan execution; would be 6th in past 6 months," is the AP report, via the Tribune. Efforts to spare the life of a condemned Missouri man hinge on an argument that has so far held...
  • Apr 22

    Typepad Still Not Fully Back to Normal

    Typepad Still Not Fully Back to Normal
    The Typepad platform has been up and down over the past two hours, and it is still behaving sluggishly. I'll continue to attempt to post, but there may yet be delays.
Rank this Week: 120

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 126

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: 112

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: 124

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/
  • Apr 22

    Saldana on Counterterrorism Roadblock

    Saldana on Counterterrorism Roadblock
    Matt Saldaña has posted Counterterrorism Roadblocks: Constitutional Under the Fourth Amendment? (Ohio North University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, this Article…
  • Apr 22

    "Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated"

    "Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated"
    Mark M. Jaycox, Legislative Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation, has this guest post at the ACSBlog. In part: The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which governs when service providers may disclose private online messages like…
  • Apr 22

    Buell on Culpability and Modern Crime

    Buell on Culpability and Modern Crime
    Samuel W. Buell (Duke University School of Law) has posted Culpability and Modern Crime (Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 103, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal law has developed to prohibit new forms of intrusion on the autonomy…
Rank this Week: 145

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest
    On Friday April 18, Alexandria, LA police officers were patrolling an area when they noticed a man who had an active warrant driving a vehicle.  After making contact with Adam Nick, officers noticed that the suspect seemed to be…
  • Apr 21

    Former NFL Quarterback Donovan McNabb Serves One Day in Jail for December DUI Arrest

    Former NFL Quarterback Donovan McNabb Serves One Day in Jail for December DUI Arrest
    On December 15, 2013 former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was pulled over for speeding; he was allegedly driving 81 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to CBS Sports.  He was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI after police…
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession
    On Saturday morning April 12, Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning forward, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  In the process of his arrest, police discovered cocaine in Malone’s pants pocket, according to a…
Rank this Week: 184

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sex Offense: Part Two of Two

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sex Offense: Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I wrote about how people sometimes ask me how I can defend clients accused of sex offenses, and of how my answer is always the same: Not everyone accused of a Massachusetts sex offense is guilty. A…
  • Apr 13

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sexual Assault: It Happens More Often Than You Think

    Man Wrongfully Charged in Boston Sexual Assault: It Happens More Often Than You Think
    I've said something in particular about Massachusetts sexual assault cases on this site many times, but this time I have some more local and recent evidence to make the point again, so here goes: People will occasionally ask me how I can…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Child Rape Sentence: Judge Was Out of Line

    DuPont Child Rape Sentence: Judge Was Out of Line
    The past day or so, I’ve had several people see me in court and express shock over the discovery of a probation sentence given five years ago, in 2009, to du Pont family heir Robert H. Richards IV, following his agreement at that time…
Rank this Week: 176

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    Will Massachusetts See Smartphone Apps for Drunk Driving?

    Will Massachusetts See Smartphone Apps for Drunk Driving?
    Imagine this.  You get pulled over for drunk driving or OUI in Massachusetts.  You have been drinking.  You want to know what to do.  So you pull out your smartphone and pull up your favorite operating while impaired…
  • Mar 18

    How To Defend An OUI Second When You Know The Cop Is Lying

    How To Defend An OUI Second When You Know The Cop Is Lying
    Just the other day I got a call from someone looking for an OUI lawyer.  The man was extremely upset.  He told me that the night before he was arrested for a second offense drunk driving.  I asked him what happened and he…
Rank this Week: 214

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Is my Georgia License valid or suspended?

    Is my Georgia License valid or suspended?
    You can check the status of your Georgia drivers license 24 hours a day seven days a week. Call the Georgia Department of Drivers Services (GA DDS) at 404-657-9300 and follow the instructions to check the status of your license.
  • Oct 18

    Failure to appear in court discussed by Sandy Springs Georgia Attorney Thomas C. Nagel

    Failure to appear in court discussed by Sandy Springs Georgia Attorney Thomas C. Nagel
    What happens when you fail to appear for court in Georgia? In most cases, the judge will issue an arrest warrant also called a bench warrant. If this happens, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Understand all…
  • Oct 10

    Theft by Shoplifting in Georgia discussed by Sandy Springs Attorney Thomas Nagel

    Theft by Shoplifting in Georgia discussed by Sandy Springs Attorney Thomas Nagel
    There is a general misconception that in order to be charged with the offense of theft by shoplifting in the State of Georgia that you have to leave the store in order to be charged with shoplifting. The crime of shoplifting does not require…
Rank this Week: 209

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 188

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: 207

Sex Crime Defender Blog

Sex Crime Defender Blog

Discusses sex crime defense, including laws, regulations, court opinions, important individual cases. By Smith Law Offices.

http://www.sexcrimedefender.com/
  • Feb 5

    WAYS TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

    WAYS TO GET OFF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
    There have been two recent developments which potentially relieve an individual from a duty to register under Maine’s Sex Offender Registration Law, 34-A M.R.S.A § 11201 et seq. “SORNA”). On September 11, 2009, new legislation went…
  • Jan 5

    New scanners break child porn law

    New scanners break child porn law
    No doubt everyone has seen this via Drudge but an intersesting accident at the intersection of security and civil liberties nonetheless:
  • Dec 21

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training

    Useful U.S. Sentencing Commision Training
    The U.S. Sentencing Commission has put out a powerpoint presentation that hits a bunch of current topics related to child pornography sentencing and related isses like proper probation conditions, restrictions on internet usage and other…
Rank this Week: 166

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the criminal defense of white collar crimes, theft crimes and DUI. By The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    74-year-old Pasadena man dies after alleged domestic violence

    74-year-old Pasadena man dies after alleged domestic violence
    Pasadena, CA -- People who've been charged with a crime can often find themselves facing new charges as investigators uncover new evidence or as the condition of a crime victim worsens. Conspiracy and weapons charges are often added on to...
  • Apr 18

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion
    Central California -- On Thursday three men associated with the Armenian Power street gang were convicted in a massive racketeering and extortion case, which included charges related to debit card skimming at 99 Cents Only stores in Southern…
  • Apr 18

    3 teenage boys arrested for assault against homeless woman

    3 teenage boys arrested for assault against homeless woman
    Lancaster, CA -- Southern California is often portrayed as a glamorous place. Hollywood is, after all, where dreams come true. But for the many homeless residents of LA and Orange County, that image can ring decidedly hollow. In addition…
Rank this Week: 292

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 258

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 239

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 311

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

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

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

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

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 248

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

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

    OC District Attorney's Office Accused of Violating Constitutional Right

    OC District Attorney's Office Accused of Violating Constitutional Right
    Recently the Orange County Public Defender's Office filed a 500 page brief with the Orange County Superior Court alleging that their client, Scott Dekraai, had his Constitutional Rights violated by intentional misconduct by the Orange County…
  • Jan 31

    No More DMV? No More DUI's? Could it happen...

    No More DMV? No More DUI's? Could it happen...
    No more DUIs? No more car accidents? No more driving on a suspended license? No more rites of passage like getting your drivers license at 16? You mean the DMV doesn't exist? Well yes, there could be lots of benefits to the concept car…
  • Jan 21

    Can Police Search Your Cell Phone After a Traffic Stop in Orange County, CA?

    Can Police Search Your Cell Phone After a Traffic Stop in Orange County, CA?
    Imagine you are driving along and you get pulled over for a registration violation. The police officer asks for your cell phone along with your drivers license and insurance card. You say what? You have a right to have my cell phone?? The…
Rank this Week: 353

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 350

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
  • Nov 18

    “More Americans ditch their passports”

    “More Americans ditch their passports”
    CNN Money on November 14, 2013 released the following: By Lynnley Browning “FORTUNE — Time to dump your American passport — and with it, presumably, your bothersome U.S. tax bill. The reason, international tax lawyers say,…
  • Oct 3

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”
    The Washington Post on October 3, 2013 released the following: By Matt Zapotosky “Federal prosecutors have charged 13 alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous in connection with cyberattacks that the collective launched in 2010…
Rank this Week: 330

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg & Box, LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?
    The Cannabis Control Act states, "It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis" (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, "Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES
    The penalties and fines for possession, distribution, growing, and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis span a range from probation to 30 years in prison. When you are charged with any crime relating to cannabis, you should consult…
  • Oct 8

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS
    You are prepared to try your client's DUI case. You are looking forward to the trial because you've got a good case and you are confident of a not guilty verdict. Suddenly, the State offers a plea to dismiss the DUI if your client pleads…
Rank this Week: 497

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 23

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline
    As expected, the US Department of Justice today announced some more formal plans and criteria for the long discussed new clemency initiative. Two documents which I learned via an e-mail reprinted below provides the basics and links to the…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference
    Via a 6-3 opinion in White v. Woodall, No. 12-794 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here), the Supreme Court this morning reversed a Sixth Circuit opinion reversing a Kentucky death sentence. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion which starts…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline
    The Supreme Court handed down two criminal law opinions this morning, and the big one for sentencing fans is Paroline v. US, No. No. 12-8561 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here). Intriguingly, Justice Kennedy authored opinion of the Court with…
Rank this Week: 476

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 667

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    State of Massachusetts...cont

    State of Massachusetts...cont
    In a case law, the Supreme Court concluded that the State of Massachusetts had denied the defendant his Sixth Amendment confrontation rights by permitting a certified laboratory report of the analysis of a substance seized from the criminal…
  • Apr 22

    CPL § 210.25...cont

    CPL § 210.25...cont
    Defendant contends that the appropriate remedy to correct the misjoinder is dismissal of the entire indictment. He suggests that CPL § 210.25 defines as defective an indictment, or a count thereof, which does not substantially conform to the…
  • Apr 22

    New York City Penitentiary

    New York City Penitentiary
    A Queens Grand Larceny Lawyer said that, after a jury trial, appellants were convicted of grand larceny in the first degree (two counts), conspiracy to commit grand larceny, forgery in the third degree, and conspiracy to commit forgery; and…
Rank this Week: 739

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
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
  • Apr 21

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Photo: Rubin Carter enjoys himself at the Innocence Project's 2012 Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy deLone talks with Cornelius Dupree in the background.Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who served…
  • Apr 21

    Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner Talks Wrongful Conviction

    Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner Talks Wrongful Conviction
    Andrew Cohen, this year's Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner, wrote about innocence advocacy efforts in his Exoneration Nation column, Friday. Cohen was given the award at the Innocence Network Conference in Portland, OR, which was…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Fishy SOX Case

    A Fishy SOX Case
    18 U.S.C. § 1519, known as the “anti-shredding provision” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record,…
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Apr 22

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know
    Here’s a story from WFAA about problems with the DPD field sobriety testing program. Apparently too many officers were failing, and it’s taken on a racial angle of sorts. Dallas police sobriety testing training practices called…
  • Apr 18

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case
    Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? Are you currently a recreational meth, coke or heroin user?  Here is what you need to know.Possession of small amounts (less…
  • Apr 3

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?
    The Dallas Court of Appeals recently upheld a Rockwall County kidnapping conviction. Let’s look at the laws regarding kidnapping in Texas, and discuss the facts that led to the courts decision. Here’s the case- Wilson vs. State of…
Rank this Week: 573

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 451

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 22

    First whistleblower not entitled to share in settlement of second one’s case, Fifth Circuit rule

    First whistleblower not entitled to share in settlement of second one’s case, Fifth Circuit rule
    On April 16, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion in U.S. ex rel. Smart v. Christus Health rejected the argument of one whistleblower that he was entitled to a share of the proceeds of a settlement received by…
  • Apr 21

    Eighth Circuit affirms $8 million whistleblowers’ award over government’s objection

    Eighth Circuit affirms $8 million whistleblowers’ award over government’s objection
    On April 10, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in U.S. ex rel. Rille v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP rejected the government’s appeal of an Arkansas District Judge’s decision to award whistleblowers a share of two settlements in…
  • Apr 20

    Astellas pays $7.3 million to settle off-label pharma case

    Astellas pays $7.3 million to settle off-label pharma case
    On April 16, the Department of Justice announced that Illinois-based Astellas Pharma US had settled a suit, originally filed by a former sales representative, that the company promoted its drug Mycamine for off-label uses. According to…
Rank this Week: 713

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Apr 21

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?
    Most refer to jaywalking as illegally crossing a street. The state of Pennsylvania doesn’t officially use the term ‘jaywalking,’ but does enforce pedestrian safety laws that cover illegally crossing a street and more.…
  • Apr 18

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?
    The moments after a car accident are important to collect information from the other driver. Asking the right questions and following the right procedure can make a big difference in how your case is handled.Some questions you should ask the…
  • Apr 16

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?
    There is no standard amount of time to settle a car accident claim. The time varies depending on the damages involved, the available evidence, the negotiations, and more.Generally, after a car wreck your timeline to recover compensation looks…
Rank this Week: 658