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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/
  • Feb 22

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order
    Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issued two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in…
  • Feb 22

    Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Condition

    Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Condition
    This is the most horrible story I've read this year, although it's only February. It's inconceivable that such disgusting prison conditions could exist anywhere in the world. Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers... [[…
  • Feb 21

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    I'm in court all day (and then again on Thursday and Friday on another case.) I hope Trump doesn't blow up the world this week. Since I'm not reading much news these days except about the supposed cartel infighting in and killings all... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
  • Feb 15

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Cristina Montijo was the subject of a complaint and arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 6

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
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 14

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 6

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal
    According to a recent news article on www.Masslive.com, questions remain as to who was responsible for the Commonwealth’s failure to disclose exculpatory discovery to defense attorneys in the Amherst drug lab scandal. The scandal came…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Feb 22

    Bartels on Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Program

    Bartels on Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Program
    Lorana Bartels (University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice) has posted Swift and Certain Sanctions: Is it Time for Australia to Bring Some HOPE into the Criminal Justice System? (Criminal Law Journal, 39(1): 53-66, 2015) on SSRN.…
  • Feb 22

    Shearing on Public and Private Policing

    Shearing on Public and Private Policing
    Clifford Shearing (Griffith Institute of Criminology) has posted The Relation between Public and Private Policing (In: Tonry, M. & Morris, N. Eds. Modern Policing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 399-434) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 22

    Richardson on Implicit Racial Bias in the Courtroom

    Richardson on Implicit Racial Bias in the Courtroom
    L. Song Richardson (University of California, Irvine School of Law) has posted Systemic Triage: Implicit Racial Bias in the Criminal Courtroom (Yale Law Journal, Vol. 126, No. 3, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Crook County, Nicole…
Rank this Week: 37

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 22

    The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Student

    The Fake Law Narrative Won’t Help Transgender Student
    Unsurprisingly, the Trump administration will be issuing new “guidance” on the treatment of transgender students under Title IX. The Trump administration will issue new guidelines on how public schools treat transgender students,…
  • Feb 22

    The Land Of Limited Opportunity

    The Land Of Limited Opportunity
    For a brief and shining moment, it was a microaggression to call America the land of opportunity, the melting pot, the various traditional phrases that expressed our immigrant heritage and how from many, we became one. E pluribus unum.…
  • Feb 21

    Provoked And Triggered: The End Of Milo?

    Provoked And Triggered: The End Of Milo?
    These three things can be true at the same time: Milo Yiannopoulos is a glib, disgusting, provocateur. Milo Yiannopoulos provided a valuable counterpoint to the forces of political correctness. Milo Yiannopoulos overplayed his…
Rank this Week: 32

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 29

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    After a light sentence draws outrage, Sen. Irene Aguilar wants to change how sex offenders are sentenced in Colorado

    After a light sentence draws outrage, Sen. Irene Aguilar wants to change how sex offenders are sentenced in Colorado
    2-21-17 Colorado: When a Boulder judge determined Austin Wilkerson wouldn’t spend a day in prison for raping an acquaintance, the decision drew national outrage. The judge cited Colorado’s indeterminate sentencing laws in rendering his…
  • Feb 21

    New bills would strip rapists of parental right

    New bills would strip rapists of parental right
    2-21-17 Massachusetts: BOSTON – If a convicted rapist conceives a child through his crime, should he have parental rights for that child? Local legislators think absolutely not, and have put their opinions into action with two new…
  • Feb 21

    U.S. Marshals shoot fugitive, a known sex offender, on Detroit's west side

    U.S. Marshals shoot fugitive, a known sex offender, on Detroit's west side
    2-21-17 Michigan: The search for a fugitive ends in gun fire on Detroit's west side. U.S. Marshals were looking for Edward Burgett near the corner of Linwood and Tuxedo, when they say the fugitive used a stolen vehicle as a…
Rank this Week: 56

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    How to Beat an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge (PC 245)

    How to Beat an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge (PC 245)
    Assault with a deadly weapon is one of the most serious crimes in California. Under California Penal Code Section 245, you could face up to four years in jail and $10,000 in fines if you are convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon.…
  • Feb 1

    Should There Be a Hate Crime Offenders Registry?

    Should There Be a Hate Crime Offenders Registry?
    Hate crimes have recently become a persistent issue across the country. As the number of crimes based on race, religion and sexual orientation rises, many minorities are feeling unsafe in their homes and communities. To combat this growing…
  • Jan 18

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life
    The 2017 legislative session is underway and California lawmakers have introduced a flurry of proposed laws. Many of the proposed laws could have a major impact on the California criminal justice system and how certain crimes are punished.…
Rank this Week: 61

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Feb 22

    Rollover Jail Credit

    Rollover Jail Credit
    When a person has pretrial jail credit shared between multiple charges, and those charges result in consecutive sentences, the shared jail credit gets applied only once. Does it matter which individual sentence gets the credit? Let’s…
  • Feb 21

    Rule 404 and Evidence of Prior Incarceration

    Rule 404 and Evidence of Prior Incarceration
    In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals granted a new trial on the ground that improper and prejudicial character evidence regarding a prior incarceration of the defendant was admitted at trial. The case presents a reminder about the…
  • Feb 20

    Counsel’s Unconsented-to Admission to Elements Isn’t a Harbison Error

    Counsel’s Unconsented-to Admission to Elements Isn’t a Harbison Error
    In State v. Harbison, 315 N.C. 175 (1985), the North Carolina Supreme Court held that when defense counsel admits the defendant’s guilt to the jury without the defendant’s consent per se ineffective assistance of counsel occurs.…
Rank this Week: 127

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    El piso es de cristal, el techo de vidrio y la cola muy pesada, ¡pero que cola!

    El piso es de cristal, el techo de vidrio y la cola muy pesada, ¡pero que cola!
    http://peru21.pe/actualidad/disminucion-intentos-suicidio-adolescentes-lgtb-esta-vinculada-legalizacion-matrimonio-gay-2271749 Legalización del matrimonio gay disminuye suicidios entre adolescentes de comunidad…
  • Feb 19

    PERDÓN EN EL EVANGELIO

    PERDÓN EN EL EVANGELIO
    PERDÓN EN EL EVANGELIO Creo en Dios, no voy a Misa y leo de vez en cuando la Biblia. Hoy domingo 19 de febrero de 2017 en RPP escuché el programa “Domingo es fiesta” no pude escuchar lo que el Evangelio nos dice…
  • Feb 17

    DESIGUALDAD TERRORISTA

    DESIGUALDAD TERRORISTA
    http://elcomercio.pe/opinion/columnistas/besos-y-disturbios-santiago-roncagliolo-noticia-1969269 Este es el último párrafo del articulo que firma Roncagliolo "El Vaticano y la policía responden al mismo…
Rank this Week: 206

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 101

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Ohio Police Become Certified in Use of Force

    Ohio Police Become Certified in Use of Force
    Between 2014 and 2016, the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board, commissioned by Gov. John Kasich in 2014, developed new standards for when the police may use force during interactions with civilians. The board also defined when…
  • Feb 15

    Annie’s Law Targets Drunk Driver

    Annie’s Law Targets Drunk Driver
    Ohio is taking great strides this year to reduce the number of drunk drivers on its roads. The Ohio legislature passed House Bill 388 in December and it was signed into law by Gov. Kasich shortly after. Known as “Annie’s…
  • Jan 20

    Prosecutor Must Prove Actual Weight of Drugs, Not Filler

    Prosecutor Must Prove Actual Weight of Drugs, Not Filler
    When you are arrested for possessing, manufacturing, or selling drugs, the level of the offense depends on the type and amount of the drug based on weight. The weight of the drug you are accused of having is very important to your case. An…
Rank this Week: 151

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 271

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    What Is “Probable Cause”?

    What Is “Probable Cause”?
    You cannot be arrested for a crime in Collin County unless police and prosecutors have probable cause to charge you. But what exactly does “probable cause” mean? You have probably heard that phrase many times before without…
  • Feb 2

    New Felony Diversion Program in Collin County

    New Felony Diversion Program in Collin County
    Beginning this month, first-time felony offenders in Collin County now may be offered the opportunity to enter a Felony Diversion Program which would result in the underlying charges to be dismissed and eventually expunged. This is new…
  • Jan 31

    Don’t Fumble Your Future Away Just Because it’s Super Bowl Sunday

    Don’t Fumble Your Future Away Just Because it’s Super Bowl Sunday
    Gathering friends and family around the TV on Super Bowl Sunday is a fan favorite in America. It is one of the most widely watched national events, with millions tuning in time to watch. With the increased drinking that occurs…Read…
Rank this Week: 180

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
  • Feb 21

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case
    In this video, Tracy Coenen explains the purpose and process behind doing a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case. There are three main reasons why a lifestyle analysis may be done: To determine the amount of money needed to continue living a…
  • Feb 15

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?
    This week an article in the Wall Street Journal explored whether there might be some changes coming for Sarbanes Oxley. With President Trump talking about rolling back regulations, business groups that want Sarbanes Oxley softened may get…
  • Feb 9

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda
    No group of people, no matter how poor, are immune to the predatory practices of multi-level marketing (MLM) companies.  These companies are nothing but glorified pyramid schemes, causing financial losses for more than 99% who get…
Rank this Week: 259

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 187

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Morning Radio: Big Time

    Morning Radio: Big Time
    Wednesday.On point.The Journal editorial is the future of criminal justice in America.The future.https://www.abqjournal.com/950153/funding-means-da-has-to-pick-his-prosecution-battles.htmlDA's throughout the United States are going to have to…
  • Feb 14

    Morning Radio: You and I

    Morning Radio: You and I
    Tuesday.On point.Buffalo, New York.Stone City.Late 70's.Rickenbacker bass.Loud party's.Loud music.
  • Feb 13

    Morning Radio: Tidal Wave

    Morning Radio: Tidal Wave
    Monday.On point."Plastics" are where the future was headed in "The Graduate.""Energy" is where it is headed now.That word "energy" encompasses so much.Expect the unexpected.Expect a current.A wave.A tide.Here Dear.
Rank this Week: 176

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: 97

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Miranda Violations And Criminal Charges in Southern California

    Miranda Violations And Criminal Charges in Southern California
    Criminal defense in California is a complex area of legal practice with numerous misconceptions that are often held as popular belief. The majority of people arrested for their first criminal charge have no experience with the criminal…
  • Jan 25

    What To Do After A Solicitation Or Prostitution Arrest In California?

    What To Do After A Solicitation Or Prostitution Arrest In California?
    An arrest for soliciting a prostitute can be a frightening and embarrassing experience. For most people charged with solicitation or prostitution under California Penal Code 647(b), the arrest usually represents their first encounter with the…
  • Jan 20

    Man Convicted Of Murder In Fatal Long Beach DUI Case

    Man Convicted Of Murder In Fatal Long Beach DUI Case
    Alvin Ray Shaw, Jr. of Hawthorne was convicted of 2nd degree murder, felony DUI, and driving on a suspended license by a jury in Long Beach Court on Wednesday a result of a fatal car accident he caused on August 1, 2015. Prosecutors…
Rank this Week: 137

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Aug 24

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’
    What could be better on a Thursday night than an old time radio episode about legal concepts which may or may not apply in the 21st century? Lots of things,… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’…
  • Jun 10

    Standard language in a commercial lease?

    Standard language in a commercial lease?
    Not long ago, a corporate client of mine asked me to review the terms of a commercial lease that her company was considering signing. The lease offered a great location… The post Standard language in a commercial lease? appeared first…
  • Jun 3

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’
    The weekend approaches and that means it’s time for us here at the mighty Nobles Law Firm to post another fine installment in our Legal OTR series. We’re continuing on… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed –…
Rank this Week: 253

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?
    It’s not like drinking, is it? After all, you don’t feel out of control, you’re perfectly able to walk and—depending on your substance of choice—your head may actually be clearer than it is when you’re…
  • Nov 25

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?
    Busted! Not a word you want to hear, but one that can happen very easily if you’re caught buying alcohol for someone under age—even if you didn’t realize they were under age. So, in all good faith you picked up a purchase…
  • Nov 21

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?
    Texas laws are sneaky. Yes, it’s legal for a passenger to drink in your car—as long as it isn’t alcohol. Yes, it’s legal for him to drink alcohol as long as your car is a taxi (and, presumably, you’re a…
Rank this Week: 228

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Rhode Island criminal law and constitutional criminal rights. By Matthew T. Marin.

http://matthewtmarin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 11

    Do you have a Rhode Island Felony Criminal Record that is making it difficult to find work?

    Do you have a Rhode Island Felony Criminal Record that is making it difficult to find work?
    Finding a job in these tough economic times in Rhode Island can be difficult enough. In speaking with my clients, securing employment with a felony criminal record is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, many people wait years or even decades…
  • Aug 4

    URI quarterback charged with assault

    URI quarterback charged with assault
    URI Quarterback Charged with Assaulthttp://ift.tt/1s6pBHi#assault #criminaldefensehttp://ift.tt/1obDjRGfrom Attorney Matthew Marin of the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq. Inc. http://ift.tt/1s6pBHivia IFTTTLaw Offices of Matthew T.…
  • Jun 14

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge
    Last week the Rhode Island State Police executed a search warrant on the home of a Rhode Island School Bus monitor in Glocester, Rhode Island and charged the man with possession and transfer of child pornography.  The warrant was the…
Rank this Week: 219

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: 96

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 257

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: 93

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 162

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Stowers Law Firm Blog

Covers Iowa criminal law news.

http://www.stowerslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law

    The Basics: Iowa Theft Law
    In Iowa, a person can commit theft in many different ways. Iowa code § 714.1 defines at least 12 different ways to commit theft. The most common occurs when a person takes another’s property intending to permanently deprive them of…
  • May 13

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa

    Federal Drug Crime Laws in Iowa
    There currently exist many federal statutes governing criminal activity. One of the most important and commonly invoked federal statutes is 21 U.S.C. § 841. This federal statute governs federal drug laws. It can be very complicated and…
Rank this Week: 227

Washington State DUI Blog

Washington State DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving. By Garth O'Brien.

http://www.seattle-duiattorney.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 20

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver

    The Accurate Definition of a Designated Driver
    The Designated Driver Program became a formal and promoted idea in the 1980′s. It became another tool of an arsenal to prevent drunk driving with the ultimate goal of reducing drunk driving fatalities. However, over the years the…
  • Jan 4

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving

    The Widmark Formula And Drunk Driving
    Ever heard about the Swedish physician E.M.P. Widmark? If you are not a science buff probably not unless you have busted for DUI and the Widmark formula was introduced in testimony during a hearing.... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 272

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers California criminal law. By Ryan P. McClure.

http://ryanmac1.wordpress.com
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Nov 28

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

    Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
    We are in a new office in San Bernardino, which is right next to the Rancho Cucamonga Court House. We can now walk to the Rancho Cucamonga to defend our clients cases in Rancho Cucamonga. Call today for your FREE Rancho Cucamonga Criminal…
  • Apr 26

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury

    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) DUI with Injury
    California Vehicle Code 23153(a) is typically the Vehicle Code Section that one is charged with if there has been an arrest for driving under the influence of either alcohol and drugs with injury:
Rank this Week: 264

Defending Those People

Defending Those People

A public defender blog. By Albert Clifford.

http://indigentaccused.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Why Fight for Those People?

    Why Fight for Those People?
    I haven't written forever, but have been busy. One thing is on my mind about the job and that is the motivation behind the job now that I'm well into it. Sometimes one would wonder, is the job worth it? Will I do this forever? I am sure this…
  • May 6

    The Challenging nature of PD work

    The Challenging nature of PD work
    I've been far too busy lawyering to post anything coherent, but I love using my own site to contain all the other sites I like to read, so I'll keep this up, even if I post rarely.One thing to post: it is extremely expensive for our society…
  • Oct 10

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th

    Vote for Barak Obama November 4th
    The choice couldn't be more clear. McCain is such a liar:Evaluating McCain's misleading adsObama brings hope for change. McCain is hoping to win because he can confuse people into accepting the big lie that Obama is Muslim, Arab, a terrorist,…
Rank this Week: 109

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense
    We are taught at a young age that only death and taxes are certain. Regardless of a given individual’s (or company’s) net worth, reporting and paying taxes is both inevitable and frustrating. This is because the United States Tax…
  • Feb 21

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge
    Certain criminal convictions can have immigration consequences such as deportation, denial of admission or naturalization for any non-citizen. A defendant’s particular category of non-citizenship may affect the specific consequences of…
  • Feb 14

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?
    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas? Pursuant to Penal Code 32.32, it is a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly make a false statement to obtain property or credit.  The most important…
Rank this Week: 1691

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense
    We are taught at a young age that only death and taxes are certain. Regardless of a given individual’s (or company’s) net worth, reporting and paying taxes is both inevitable and frustrating. This is because the United States Tax…
  • Feb 21

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge
    Certain criminal convictions can have immigration consequences such as deportation, denial of admission or naturalization for any non-citizen. A defendant’s particular category of non-citizenship may affect the specific consequences of…
  • Feb 14

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?
    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas? Pursuant to Penal Code 32.32, it is a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly make a false statement to obtain property or credit.  The most important…
Rank this Week: 1754

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Former Small Town Mayor Pleads Guilty To Theft

    Former Small Town Mayor Pleads Guilty To Theft
    Public corruption cases have always garnered special attention from law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and the media seems equally interested. Baltimore City made national news headlines in 2016 after a corruption scheme was exposed at…
  • Feb 16

    Lawmakers To Consider Legal Sports Gambling

    Lawmakers To Consider Legal Sports Gambling
    There are two illegal recreational activities that a large majority of the adult population feels should be allowed, and if and when this happens the state stands to rake in millions of dollars in new tax revenue. The first is recreational…
  • Feb 8

    Lawmakers Targeting Drug Overdose

    Lawmakers Targeting Drug Overdose
    Lawmakers are set to debate at least two new bills in the coming weeks aimed at combating skyrocketing narcotic overdose numbers. The first bill, which was introduced by delegates from Harford County and Anne Arundel County, would add a…
Rank this Week: 3737

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    Online Impersonation: Texas Laws and Regulation

    Online Impersonation: Texas Laws and Regulation
    In 2009, Texas lawmakers made it a criminal offense to harass someone online by using false identity. In many states the criminal offense is referred to as cyberstalking. In Texas it’s known as online impersonation. IF YOU OR SOMEONE…
  • Feb 15

    Statutory Rape Laws of Texa

    Statutory Rape Laws of Texa
    Every state has laws regarding the age of consent for sexual activity. When an adult engages in sexual activity with a child who is under the age of consent, the state may prosecute. The penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime,…
  • Feb 8

    Ponzi Schemes and Texas Fraud Law

    Ponzi Schemes and Texas Fraud Law
    Over the past decade a number of financial frauds have been uncovered by both federal and Texas investigators. The monetary value of these fraudulent operations has been staggering, ranging from in excess of $70 billion in the case of Bernie…
Rank this Week: 1656

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Feb 22

    Six Arrested in West Valley Gang-Related Shooting

    Six Arrested in West Valley Gang-Related Shooting
    Six individuals were arrested in West Valley City, Utah for what is being considered a gang-related shooting that has left a teenager paralyzed from the waist down. Minors and adults involved The six individuals arrested were either directly…
  • Feb 20

    Utah Couple Facing Voyeurism Charges after Using Drone to Invade Privacy of Neighbor

    Utah Couple Facing Voyeurism Charges after Using Drone to Invade Privacy of Neighbor
    A Utah couple is facing class A misdemeanor voyeurism charges after they used a personal drone to invade the privacy of their neighbors. Nosy drone 39 year old Aaron Dennis Foote of Orem, Utah and his 34 year old girlfriend Terisha Lee…
  • Feb 15

    Paranoid Man Transporting Methamphetamine Calls Police, Gets Busted for Intent to Distribute

    Paranoid Man Transporting Methamphetamine Calls Police, Gets Busted for Intent to Distribute
    A man transporting methamphetamine along I-15 in Utah became paranoid he had a tail and proceeded to call police, only to get busted for intent to distribute. Attempt to locate not needed The 27 year old man, who has yet to be identified due…
Rank this Week: 4988

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense in Maryland. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Sexual Offender Registration

    Sexual Offender Registration
    As a former Assistant State’s Attorney and full time criminal attorney for over 20 years, I have both prosecuted and defended hundreds of individuals who have been charged with Sex Offenses.  Many, indeed virtually all, people who…
  • Sep 16

    Not Guilty in Murder Case with Confession

    Not Guilty in Murder Case with Confession
    In July I finally resolved a murder case that I have been working on for the better part of 3 years. I received a not guilty on the case in spite of the fact that my client gave a recorded “confession” to the crime.  I am…
  • Sep 16

    Not Guilty in Murder Case with Confession

    Not Guilty in Murder Case with Confession
    In July I finally resolved a murder case that I have been working on for the better part of 3 years. I received a not guilty on the case in spite of the fact that my client gave a recorded “confession” to the crime.  I am…
Rank this Week: 875

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Interdiction Case Win at the Iowa Court of Appeal

    Interdiction Case Win at the Iowa Court of Appeal
    Today, the Iowa Court of Appeals released its opinion in State v. Campbell. Dean Stowers of our firm, Stowers & Sarcone, PLC, argued this case in the District Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa State Patrol stopped Mr. Campbell…
  • Feb 21

    Iowa Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Iowa Civil Asset Forfeiture
    Iowa’s Civil Asset Forfeiture laws are in a word: arcane. Iowa Code Chapter 809A is confusing, poorly written and the subject of much debate. For that reason and others, if the police take your cash, car, property or house it can be…
  • Feb 21

    Iowa Constitution: Iowa Traffic Stop Law Change

    Iowa Constitution: Iowa Traffic Stop Law Change
    Police traffic stops are the subject of intense debate under the Iowa Constitution. Article 1 Section 8 of the Iowa Constitution is almost identical to the 4th Amendment. Both prevent unreasonable police searches and seizures. However,…
Rank this Week: 1493

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Feb 22

    Skillful Speech and the Law

    Skillful Speech and the Law
    I recently heard a new term. It is a term of art from a certain religious discipline. That term is “skillful speech.” The person who said it was Joseph Goldstein. He was a guest on on a podcast. He explained that speech often…
  • Feb 17

    Friday Review: A Place I Haven’t Been in a While

    Friday Review: A Place I Haven’t Been in a While
    On my way home from the office yesterday, I darkened the doors of a place I haven’t been in a while: the public library. When I was throwing some things out recently, I stumbled upon my old library card. The card sat in my car for a…
  • Feb 16

    New 11th Circuit Interpretation of a Portion of the Sentencing Guideline

    New 11th Circuit Interpretation of a Portion of the Sentencing Guideline
    One of the hats I wear is that of the Federal opinions editor for a caselaw update that the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers publishes monthly. It has been a slow month for Eleventh Circuit Opinions. But there is one that I…
Rank this Week: 3848

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    The Brady Rule: The Fox Guards the Henhouse

    The Brady Rule: The Fox Guards the Henhouse
    Of all the rules governing criminal cases I have learned over the past 33 years, the Brady rule is the most troubling.  Brady teaches that the government violates the due process rights of a criminal Defendant if the prosecution fails to…
  • Feb 21

    Pleading Guilty: The Single Biggest Decision

    Pleading Guilty: The Single Biggest Decision
    Handling criminal cases, mostly in the federal courts in Atlanta, throughout Georgia, and in many other states, is how we spend most of our time, as anyone who reads this blog knows. The single biggest decision in most of our cases is whether…
  • Feb 8

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law
    The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the root word of “fascination” as “to transfix or hold spellbound by an irresistible power.”  Since 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States has on all least 13…
Rank this Week: 1122

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2793

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/
  • Feb 22

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)
    Nice to see that Texas' compensation statute for exonerees remains an aspirational standard for other states. The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill setting compensation levels at $80,000 per year, following Texas' example. A newspaper…
  • Feb 21

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost
    Let's delve further into the Government Effectiveness and Efficiency Report prepared biennially by the Legislative Budget Board, in particular on the topic of "Estimated net costs of technical revocations from community supervision and…
  • Feb 21

    Shackled to Debt, Forfeiture Fail, a Self-Interested Revolt, and other storie

    Shackled to Debt, Forfeiture Fail, a Self-Interested Revolt, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers attention at the legislative session begins to heat up.Rebellion of the Clerks: A self-interested revoltThere's only one real reason that clerks don't want a statewide database of court…
Rank this Week: 657

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Feb 22

    HOW TO GET SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER.

    HOW TO GET SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER.
    HOW TO GET SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. February 22, 2017 This past Saturday, February 18, 2017, Portland Police Sgt. Nicholas Goodman shot 22-year-old Chance David Baker at Union Station Plaza, in Portland. The…
  • Feb 13

    OH NO, NOT ANOTHER “OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER” PROPOSAL!

    OH NO, NOT ANOTHER “OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER” PROPOSAL!
    OH NO, NOT ANOTHER “OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER” PROPOSAL! Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq February 13, 2017 Once again, there is a proposal before the Maine Legislature to establish an “Office of the Public…
  • Feb 10

    INCARCERATION ISN’T CUSTODY, DON’T FORGET VOLUNTARINESS.

    INCARCERATION ISN’T CUSTODY, DON’T FORGET VOLUNTARINESS.
    INCARCERATION ISN’T CUSTODY, DON’T FORGET VOLUNTARINESS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. February 10, 2017 Just because a person is in jail does not necessarily mean the person is in “custody” for Miranda…
Rank this Week: 3477

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Court Overturns Texas Murderer's Sentence:  In a 6-2 decision announced today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of double-murderer Duane Buck.  Mike Ward of the Houston Chronicle reports  that the court…
  • Feb 22

    Race, Statistics, and Future Dangerousne

    Race, Statistics, and Future Dangerousne
    Unsurprisingly, the U.S. Supreme Court held today in Buck v. Davis that it was ineffective assistance of counsel for the defense lawyer to call an expert witness in the penalty phase to testify about "statistical factors," one of which…
  • Feb 21

    The Lethal Disaster of Early Release and Limitless "Second Chances"

    The Lethal Disaster of Early Release and Limitless "Second Chances"
    Today's News Scan reveals too briefly the central, and dispositive, flaw in the product sentencing reform is selling. Lower sentences, combined with early release and the (typically false if not absurd) promise of close community supervision,…
Rank this Week: 4987