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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: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 31

    Halloween Open Thread

    Halloween Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 31

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture
    In the New York Times, Peter Theo Curtis, aka Theo Padnos, provides a detailed and fascinating account of his 2 years as an Al Nusra hostage in Syria. He is now home in Vermont, having been released in August, days after the James Foley…
  • Oct 31

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy
    This doesn't seem to have picked up as much traction in the U.S. as it has elsewhere, and it may not be huge, but it does represent a shift in stance on the U.S. global war on drugs. Robert Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of... [[…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Craig S. On, 62, Berkeley, California, CFO of United Commercial Bank, was charged in a criminal Information with one count of  Conspiracy to Make a Materially False and Misleading Statement to an Accountant, for his…
  • Oct 30

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeremy Michael “Mike” Head, 34, Huntington Beach, California, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a nationwide foreclosure rescue scam. The case began on February 28, 2008, when a grand jury indicted Mike…
  • Oct 29

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

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches, is the subject of a Southern California federal district court judgment of nearly $515,000. The…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

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

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

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

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

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

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Open Letter to Louisiana’s Sheriffs Regarding Halloween

    Open Letter to Louisiana’s Sheriffs Regarding Halloween
    10-31-2014 Louisiana: NEW ORLEANS — The ACLU of Louisiana delivered an open letter today to all of Louisiana’s parish sheriffs, concerning regulation of the Halloween holiday. The letter reads as follows: Dear Sheriff: It has…
  • Oct 30

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween
    This story needs to be told. This is insanity supported by the Police who folks are supposed to believe will never lie to the public. The police are fully aware of the truth re: Sex offender research and Halloween; here we see them telling…
  • Oct 30

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?
    10-30-2014 National: On Halloween night, Andrew will celebrate the holiday the way most married fathers do: He and his wife will go trick-or-treating with their two kids, who are nine and 12; maybe afterward, they’ll head to their church…
Rank this Week: 13

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: 16

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: 24

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 31

    But For Video: Fear Factor Edition

    But For Video: Fear Factor Edition
    While I’m not usually inclined toward things that raise emotional or visceral reactions, this video does exactly that, and for a truly worthwhile reason. Via the Free Thought Project, the video shows Alejandro Natividad, who somehow had…
  • Oct 31

    Apple’s Cool iPhone Fingerprint ID Means You’re Screwed

    Apple’s Cool iPhone Fingerprint ID Means You’re Screwed
    Biometrics seems like such a cool way to control access, so when Apple offered fingerprint ID in place of a PIN to access its iPhone, what hipster could resist?  Of course, David Baust in Virginia Beach may well wish he had gotten a…
  • Oct 31

    Proof of Consent in Rape Cannot Be Shifted To The Accused

    Proof of Consent in Rape Cannot Be Shifted To The Accused
    The Washington State Supreme Court faced up to its own earlier error, holding in State v. W.R.  that the burden of proving consent in a juvenile forcible compulsion rape case cannot be shifted to the defendant. Throughout the police…
Rank this Week: 28

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 34

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 31

    Oregon Death Sentence Upheld

    Oregon Death Sentence Upheld
    The Oregon Supreme Court ruling in State v. McAnulty is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Oregon Supreme Court upholds sentence for only woman on state's death row," is by Steven DuBois of Associated Press, via the Greenfield Daily Reporter.…
  • Oct 31

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date
    The Guardian reports, "Texas sets execution date for mentally ill killer Scott Panetti," by Tom Dart. Texas is preparing to execute a mentally ill man who dressed as a cowboy at his trial and attempted to subpoena Jesus Christ, John...
  • Oct 30

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar
    "Let Max Soffar, an innocent man, die at home," is the Change.org petition started by Sister Helen Prejean with ACLU Action. Here's the beginning of this must-read: After serving 34 years on death row for a crime that he did...
Rank this Week: 59

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: 60

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Oct 30

    Mexico betrayed

    Mexico betrayed
    It has been a month since the disappearance of 43 ‘normalistas’, students that train to become teachers from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teacher Training College  in the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, some 300km…
  • Oct 26

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

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

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

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.
    October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human…
Rank this Week: 72

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 63

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

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

    Historical interest

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

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

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

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 70

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

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

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 68

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/
Rank this Week: 77

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Oct 31

    In Which Cultures Clash

    In Which Cultures Clash
    I recently had a discussion with a lawyer from another culture. One of my clients is a potential witness in one of his cases, and my client got tired of hearing from him. So I sent the lawyer a brief … Continue reading →
  • Oct 31

    RIP Brad Frye

    RIP Brad Frye
    I just learned that Houston criminal-defense lawyer (and frequent Defending People commenter) Charles B. “Brad” Frye died about an hour ago of COPD. RIP, Brad. Take care of yourselves, everyone else. Copyright © 2013 Houston…
  • Oct 29

    In Which We Find the Game

    In Which We Find the Game
    I often say that criminal-defense trial practice is about playing “what’s really going on here?” At every phase of a trial case, we are dealing with people who aren’t telling us the whole truth, because they…
Rank this Week: 84

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 31

    New reduced federal drug sentencing guidelines about to become official

    New reduced federal drug sentencing guidelines about to become official
    Hard core federal sentencing nerds know that November 1 is a special day because it is the official date on which any proposed changes to the sentencing guidelines proposed by the US Sentencing Commission become official in the absence of...
  • Oct 31

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"
    the title of this post is the headline of this thoughtful new piece from The Atlantic. Here are excerpts: Liberals have long advocated prison reforms like reduced sentence lengths and alternatives to incarceration. Recently, however,…
  • Oct 30

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47
    Today's New York Times has this editorial headlined "California Leads on Justice Reform: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding." Here are excerpts: For a long time, the conventional political wisdom…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 90

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 105

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

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

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

    District court judge debate videos available

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

    Oral argument mp3's available

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

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 104

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police
    The Idaho State Police will be holding a Road Safe Class for the 2014/2015 winter season on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class will be held at the Idaho State Police District 1 Office located at 615 West…
  • Oct 30

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Oct 29

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

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt
    BOISE - Brent R. Heinrich, 41, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court to possession with intent to distribute 300 grams of a mixture and substance containing the controlled substance analogue…
Rank this Week: 159

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Justin Bieber’s DUI? Just Careless Driving and Charity

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

    Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer

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

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor Yet another U.S. state has passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, on April 14, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley…
Rank this Week: 133

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Oct 31

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Zuniga No. 13-1557. On November 2, 2009, Mario Zuniga was at a bar playing pool with friends when Beatrice Suarez, an ex-girlfriend, entered the bar and slapped him across his face. Zuniga immediately took Suarez out the...
  • Oct 15

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
Rank this Week: 206

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Santa Ana Man Drives on Suspended License, Causes Crash That Leaves One Dead and Five Injured

    Santa Ana Man Drives on Suspended License, Causes Crash That Leaves One Dead and Five Injured
    On the evening of Saturday October 25, 23-year-old Herbert Granados Calderon of Santa Ana was driving southbound and allegedly ran a red light, resulting in a tragic accident. As Calderon went through the red light at Central Avenue and…
  • Oct 30

    Halloween Safety Tips for Michigan Trick-or-Treaters and Motorist

    Halloween Safety Tips for Michigan Trick-or-Treaters and Motorist
    Halloween was once upon a time a safe holiday; today, the dangers lurk around every corner. Whether you’re a parent whose children will be out and about this Halloween Friday, or a motorist who wants to avoid a potentially tragic…
  • Oct 29

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

    Former Alabama Teacher’s Aide to Appeal Conviction for Sex Abuse
    In August of this year, Michael Horton, a former teacher’s aide, was found guilty of first-degree sodomy in a Madison County court. Horton’s attorney asked for a pre-sentencing investigation immediately, as Horton and his family…
Rank this Week: 186

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 171

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 261

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 281

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Oct 30

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner
    Drug Dog SniffsDrug Dog Search Update - Breaking news that an unwitting dog helped police bust his owner. The cops were chasing a drug suspect who hid in tall grass. The narcs had noticed the suspect had a dog. For those playing along at…
  • Oct 16

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search
    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone SearchAn alleged  Florida Drug Trafficker Walked on Cocaine charges. Charges were based upon a Cell Phone Search. The Number You Have Tracked is No Longer in Service - He was charged…
  • Oct 8

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine
    Marijuana Forfeiture OverturnedThere is a knock at the door. It is the police and they have come to take you house away from you. Civil forfeiture is a tool used by drug cops to generate huge revenue for sometimes-minor offenses including…
Rank this Week: 268

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/
  • Oct 29

    The Beginning of an Investigation

    The Beginning of an Investigation
    The first time the regulated community ever finds out about an investigation is when an inspection is conducted or a search warrant is executed. Here is a brief description of the statutory requirements that set out the various…
  • Aug 5

    The Blog is Moving!!

    The Blog is Moving!!
    I am now posting to my blog from my website at www.jamespllc.com. More later. As always, feel free to contact me at walter.james@jamespllc.com WDJiii
  • Jun 5

    2013 Enforcement Analysi

    2013 Enforcement Analysi
    I received the Spring 2014 Newsletter from the ABA’s Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation committee this morning. The ABA continues to prove its value to me all the time. Anyway, there is an interesting article on USEPA…
Rank this Week: 201

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback
    DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. has agreed to pay $350 million over allegations they paid kickbacks to induce referral fees for dialysis treatment. The allegations involve kickbacks that were paid between 2005 and 2014 to physicians and…
  • Oct 18

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport
    A Canadian pilot and his passenger were arrested October 10, 2014 for allegedly trying to smuggle $2 million in ecstasy into John Wayne Airport. Giles Lapointe, 61 and Krista Boseley, 30 are in federal custody on charges of conspiracy to…
  • Oct 15

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board
    Dr. Violeta Moyer De Jesus was placed on five years of probation by the California Medical Board after the board found her unsafe to practice safely due to her bipolar condition. Dr. De Jesus was subjected to a psychiatric evaluation las…
Rank this Week: 187

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

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

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

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country
    While no one likes receiving a red light camera ticket, there is one good thing about them.  In New York, they carry one of the lowest fines in the county … $50.00.  Compare this figure to other states in the chart…
Rank this Week: 252

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney…

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Apr 7

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance
    Collin County DWI cases often involve license suspension issues along with the criminal cases. Should your license be suspended as a result of a criminal conviction, or as part of an administrative suspension (ALR suspension), odds are you…
  • Nov 11

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?
    We are constantly informing our clients about the potential horrors of being on probation (also called community supervision).  Often, getting probation doesn't necessarily mean you aren't going to jail.  Sometimes, it just means…
  • Nov 4

    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction?

    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction?
    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction? It's a valid question.  If the answer were "yes," would it spark outrage?  A new study shows that State Crime labs, are in fact paid per conviction.  In a new paper…
Rank this Week: 239

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law and criminal defense news. By the Reeves Law Group.

http://www.michigancriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump
    His thin excuse? "I did it for love". Though the phrase is billed in thousands of songs, romance novels and movies the world over as THE magical formula for winning her heart, as we shall see--in reality, it is typically nothing more than a…
  • Mar 20

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson
    Between the dreams, perceptions and fears of the human mind lies a no-man's land of shadowy, shimmering, shifting reflections that aren't always what they appear to be. And it was through that internal fog that 75 year old West Bloomfield…
  • Oct 11

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted
    Sticky-note to self: It's Calculus 101 NOT pole dancing 101. And if that visual aid doesn't seem to be doing the trick, we have a feeling that Michigan State University calculus Professor John McCarthy's compulsory trip to the psychiatrist's…
Rank this Week: 247

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 271

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    The court ultimately sentenced the defendant...cont

    The court ultimately sentenced the defendant...cont
    New York, like most other jurisdictions, has long accepted the practice of plea bargaining, noting that it "serves important functions for both prosecutors and defendants". Indeed, plea bargaining is predicated on mutuality of…
  • Oct 31

    People v. Savarese...cont

    People v. Savarese...cont
    'The test is not whether the criminal intent is one and the same and inspiring the whole transaction, but whether Separate acts have been committed with the requisite criminal intent.' In this regard, the maverick of the moment has...
  • Oct 30

    People v. Savarese

    People v. Savarese
    The records reveal that the accused moves before the Court, pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law, section 440.20, in order to vacate the sentences imposed upon him pursuant to an Indictment. It appears that after having been found Guilty by...
Rank this Week: 511

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Oct 31

    Stand Your Ground Expanded In Florida

    Stand Your Ground Expanded In Florida
    Stand your ground takes another step up, as the Appellate court holds that a Floridian has no duty to retreat under Stand Your Ground Laws. Whether or not the shooter was engaged in unlawful activity at time of the shooting, does not matter,…
  • Oct 28

    I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?

    I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?
    In the criminal justice system, a warrant for your arrest can be caused by several different factors. The leading factor for why a warrant appears for your arrest in Palm Beach County, Florida is that you missed a scheduled court date which…
  • Oct 20

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise
    As a practicing Palm Beach County Criminal lawyer, I have the opportunity to read search warrant affidavits on a regular basis. Recently, some affidavits that I have read, show an increase use of thermal imaging, by the Palm Beach County…
Rank this Week: 705

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/
  • Oct 31

    PUMPKIN RIOTS YIELD DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR, RIOT POLICE AND ARRESTS

    PUMPKIN RIOTS YIELD DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR, RIOT POLICE AND ARRESTS
    Happy Halloween everybody! Have your plans for tonite all ready? I will be hiding under my bed at my abode in Salem. Whatever your plans, be careful not to take them too far. Law enforcement has a way of being overly-on-hand on nights…
  • Oct 27

    NORTH ADAMS WOMAN IS ARRESTED FOR HEROIN TRAFFICKING DURING ROUTINE CAR STOP

    NORTH ADAMS WOMAN IS ARRESTED FOR HEROIN TRAFFICKING DURING ROUTINE CAR STOP
    Well, it’s a Monday morning and so I am sure that you, like me, witnessed plenty of folks moaning and groaning on their way to work, school, etc. this morning. Rest assured, though, there are those who had more reason to groan about…
  • Oct 24

    ASHLAND SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS ARRESTED FOR HIS THIRD DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE

    ASHLAND SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS ARRESTED FOR HIS THIRD DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE
    Robert E. Murphy of Ashland, a 59-year-old (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) gentleman is, or was, a Hopkinton school bus driver. He has now been arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and…
Rank this Week: 609

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN
    SCARY HALLOWEEN IMAGESSite Feed
  • Oct 29

    DISCO

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

    I FEEEEL GOOD......

    I FEEEEL GOOD......
    The last call at Tobacco Road made the NY Times Monday. Here. We went three for three on our picks yesterday. Naturally.Want a nice, quick, fun, mindless read to relax? Try the Parker Novels, by Richard Stark. Start with Book One:…
Rank this Week: 318

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Last minute oppo dumps in Harris DA race, y otras historia

    Last minute oppo dumps in Harris DA race, y otras historia
    Here are several items which haven't made it into independent posts this week but which merit readers' attention:Blog vs. blog in Harris DA raceThe gloves are coming off as the blogosphere dukes it out over the Harris County District Attorney…
  • Oct 30

    Harris DA delayed notice to hundreds of drug defendants 'convicted in error,' some of them for many year

    Harris DA delayed notice to hundreds of drug defendants 'convicted in error,' some of them for many year
    Apparently the plea mills that constitute the Harris County criminal court system have become so efficient they can secure convictions even without evidence; the accusation in and of itself appears to be sufficient to coerce a plea, and the…
  • Oct 30

    Union: 'Right on Crime' backers are 'bottom-feeders,' 'vultures'

    Union: 'Right on Crime' backers are 'bottom-feeders,' 'vultures'
    The less you have to sell, the harder you sell it!The less you have to say, the louder you yell it!The dumber the act, the bigger the confession!The less you have to show, the larger you dress it!You gotta get up!You gotta get up and be…
Rank this Week: 313

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Assault by Means of a Dangerous Instrument and the Facebook Message

    Assault by Means of a Dangerous Instrument and the Facebook Message
    After a jury convicted Robert Eleck of “assault in the first degree by means of a dangerous instrument in violation of General Statutes § 53a–59 (a)(1)”, he appealed. State v. Eleck, 2014 WL 5139291 (Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act

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

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

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder
    This post examines an opinion the Appellate Court of Illinois issued recently: Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc., 2014 IL App (5th) 130193 (2014). As the court explains in the opening sentence of its opinion, the plaintiff in the…
Rank this Week: 465

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 592

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 30

    Zombie Earns Two DUIs in Three Hour

    Zombie Earns Two DUIs in Three Hour
    You may be fond of your Halloween costume, but odds are you don’t want it immortalized forever as a standout DUI mugshot. That luxury likely won’t be afforded to 26-year-old Catherine Butler, whose mugshot has gone viral after…
  • Oct 29

    Extra DUI Patrols Likely on Halloween Weekend in Minnesota

    Extra DUI Patrols Likely on Halloween Weekend in Minnesota
    Although there has yet to be an official announcement from the Sheriff’s Office or the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, it’s well speculated that Minnesota troopers will once again be conducting…
  • Oct 28

    Crime Rates Surge in South Minneapoli

    Crime Rates Surge in South Minneapoli
    An analysis of police statistics revealed that some historically safe South Minneapolis neighborhoods have seen a noticeable uptick in violent crime in the past year. The Lake Nokomis neighborhood saw the biggest spike in crime, as violent…
Rank this Week: 378

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 450