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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/
  • Mar 28

    Amanda Knox: Justice At Last in Perugia

    Amanda Knox: Justice At Last in Perugia
    It's over, for good. Amanda Knox can finally put this horrific 8 year ordeal behind her. Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation has fully exonerated both Amanda and Raffaele Sollecito of murder. The supreme Court of Cassation panel…
  • Mar 27

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    An exhausting week at work. I'm so glad it's Friday. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 27

    OIG Report on DEA Agents' Sexual Misconduct Allegation

    OIG Report on DEA Agents' Sexual Misconduct Allegation
    Via Politico, the Office of Inspector General has issued a report on sexual misconduct allegations against agents in four law enforcement agencies in the Department of Justice, including the DEA, FBI, ATF and Marshals Service. The full…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Former Loan Officer Admits Falsifying Credit and Loan Application

    Former Loan Officer Admits Falsifying Credit and Loan Application
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brian W. Harrison, 56, Great Bend, Kansas, a former loan officer for a bank in Great Bend, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of bank fraud admitting that he falsified credit and loan applications, promissory notes and…
  • Mar 26

    Real Estate Agent Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charge

    Real Estate Agent Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charge
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Joseph Pasquale, 38, Worcester, MA, has been charged with with one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud and two counts of bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment for each…
  • Mar 25

    Man Indicted for Role in $4M Escrow Fraud Scheme

    Man Indicted for Role in $4M Escrow Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. George Kalivretenos, 58, Miami Beach, Florida, who allegedly stole $4 million in borrowers’ funds and lied to federal law enforcement agents, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, money…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Because of one womans jealously over another

    Because of one womans jealously over another
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Not Guilty: My voice shakes after 8.5 years of incarceration. I have been humbled through and through; and yet, nothing will stop me from…
  • Mar 21

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Hard Life: I am a wife of a very low to no risk R.S.O. We are so affected with this SORNA and International Megan's Law. The majority of…
  • Mar 21

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By James: I just received a letter in the mail from my Probation Officer that he has scheduled me for a Lie Detector test/polygraph test in…
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/
  • Mar 27

    Pasco considers tighter sex offender restriction

    Pasco considers tighter sex offender restriction
    3-27-15 Florida: WESLEY CHAPEL — An ordinance proposed by Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore that would force sex offenders in the county to live 2,500 feet away from places where children typically congregate was briefly discussed…
  • Mar 27

    Half of state's sex offenders will be allowed to live near schools, park

    Half of state's sex offenders will be allowed to live near schools, park
    3-27-15 California: State parole officials will circumvent Jessica's Law, overwhelmingly approved by voters eight years ago, and no longer enforce its controversial 2,000-foot residency restrictions for sex offenders who target adults, the…
  • Mar 27

    San Angelo Bail Bondsman, Defense Attorney Accused of Forging Will of Alleged Pedophile

    San Angelo Bail Bondsman, Defense Attorney Accused of Forging Will of Alleged Pedophile
    3-27-15 California: A San Angelo bail bondsman and a high-power defense attorney have both been indicted on multiple felonies that center on the will of an alleged pedophile that died of natural causes last year. Ray Zapata, 63, of Zapata…
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: 15

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: 22

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
  • Mar 20

    Victory in Paraguay is a Big Step Forward for Domestic Violence Survivor

    Victory in Paraguay is a Big Step Forward for Domestic Violence Survivor
    By Debbie Sharnak, Argentina-Paraguay country specialist On August 27, 2014, Paraguay took a huge step forward in promoting the rights of domestic violence survivors when they released Lucia Sandoval from prison. Sandoval had been…
  • Mar 19

    Tech and Human Rights: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Tech and Human Rights: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    As someone whose job it is to take advantage of technological progress for human rights research and advocacy, I am a strong proponent of using new tools and methods to advance Amnesty International’s goals. There is a proven track…
  • Mar 18

    The First Day of Spring Should Not Be Spent Behind Bars in Iran

    The First Day of Spring Should Not Be Spent Behind Bars in Iran
    Former Iranian prisoner of conscience Maziar Bahari said “the prisoner’s worst nightmare is the thought of being forgotten.”   The first day of spring is a particularly painful time for those incarcerated in Iran…
Rank this Week: 27

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • Mar 28

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation
    Lost profits are a typical element of damage claims in legal actions. They seem fairly straightforward, yet opposing experts can come up with vastly different numbers. Often, the calculations are in fact not straightforward, and the process…
  • Mar 24

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme
    Tracy Coenen on CNBC, talking about business opportunity scams and multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. Consumers beware!
  • Mar 20

    How to Catch Employees Stealing

    How to Catch Employees Stealing
    Have you ever wondered how and when your employees are stealing from the company? Did you ever wish that you were a fly on the wall, hearing all of the conversations that led up to a group theft? Have you considered secret cameras throughout…
Rank this Week: 34

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 25

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification
    David Kassick probably isn’t the kind of guy most would want to hang out with.  He had addiction issues, and enough paranoia, maybe, that when Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle turned on the turret lights, he took off rather…
  • Mar 25

    But The Other Guy

    But The Other Guy
    At Above the Law, fellow curmudgeon Mark Herrmann confuses new lawyers with a foreign and hated concept: responsibility. I recently heard an in-house lawyer bemoaning her fate. But she didn’t have to be in-house; lawyers at firms…
  • Mar 25

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    By the time this posts, I will be leaving on a jet plane, seated next to Dr. SJ, pondering the delights awaiting me in various very cool European destinations.  I have left my computer home, and will take a breather from…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 55

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 24

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification
    In the recent case of Commonwealth v. Walter Crayton, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court established a new standard for the admission at trial of an in-court identification of the defendant where the witness had not, prior to trial,…
  • Dec 20

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently suppressed evidence in a case that was seized as a result from an arrest by Boston Police based on mistaken information.  In the case of Commonwealth v. Maingrette, the Appeals Court ruled that…
  • Dec 5

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett
    In a case decide today, in L.L., a Juvenile v. Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules on the standard a juvenile court judge determines the risk of re-offense on the part of a juvenile who committed a ‘sex…
Rank this Week: 56

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 57

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: 63

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: 73

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/
  • Mar 27

    Should the AG or special prosecutors litigate police misconduct instead of local DAs?

    Should the AG or special prosecutors litigate police misconduct instead of local DAs?
    On Thursday, your correspondent testified before the House Select Committee on Emerging Texas Law Enforcement Issues on behalf of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition for a pair of bills which suggested alternatives to having local District…
  • Mar 27

    Bill to criminalize filming police pulled down before hearing

    Bill to criminalize filming police pulled down before hearing
    State Rep. Jason Villaba's controversial bill criminalizing filming police officers within 25 feet - and forcing concealed handgun licensees with cameras to stay 100 feet back (astonishingly) - was scheduled to be heard yesterday in the House…
  • Mar 27

    Ban on Daydreaming would save more lives than texting-while-driving ban, just as enforceable

    Ban on Daydreaming would save more lives than texting-while-driving ban, just as enforceable
    Eric Nicholson at the Dallas Observer's Unfair Park blog rehearsed the arguments against the ban on texting-while-driving passed in the Texas House, with a particularly good discussion of the disingenuous numbers used to hype the policy and…
Rank this Week: 81

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 27

    Evidence-Based Sentencing, Minus the Evidence

    Evidence-Based Sentencing, Minus the Evidence
    "Evidence-based" sentencing is one of the catch-phrases of the sentencing reform movement.  I have never been able to figure out exactly what it means (my experience as an AUSA was that evidence has always been considered at…
  • Mar 27

    Abolitionism versus Reality

    Abolitionism versus Reality
    Statement of abolitionism, via the head of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (interviewed by Salon):"How death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed:  Death row's days are numbered..."Statement of reality, via…
  • Mar 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Yolo County Questions Prop. 47 Sentencing:  Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig has expressed disagreement with two Yolo County judges regarding the handling of low-level drug offenses under Prop. 47, adopted by CA voters last…
Rank this Week: 83

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual.  While the Supreme Court has so far refused to find that capital punishment offends "the…
  • Mar 20

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil
    "We're too great a nation to allow the evil-doers to affect our soul and our spirit."  -- G.W. BushProgressives (myself included) invariably bemoan the lack of a legitimate presidential candidate that mirrors our values.  We pine…
  • Mar 10

    President Obama's Exceptional Speech

    President Obama's Exceptional Speech
    "What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation can look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to…
Rank this Week: 92

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 89

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 95

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 146

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE
    The Sixth Seal – Signs In The Heavens“I watched as He opened the sixth seal. There was a great Earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky…
  • Mar 26

    THE END IS NEAR

    THE END IS NEAR
    The blog is doomed. From our friends at South Florida Lawyers comes this distressing news out of Tallahassee:A dangerously misguided Florida bill would forbid websites from operating anonymously just because they meet a vague definition of…
  • Mar 24

    KENNEDY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

    KENNEDY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that in surprising testimony yesterday before a House sub-committee, Justices Kennedy and Breyer spoke out against the state of affairs in the American criminal justice system.  Claiming that is was…
Rank this Week: 129

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 153

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: 112

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136…

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136 (Schroeder with Pregerson and Nguyen) ---  The Ninth Circuit affirmed a conviction for bank fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1344(1), holding that the jury was properly instructed that a scheme "to defraud…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392…

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392 (Clifton with Tashima and McKeown).In a forceful and powerful decision, the 9th emphasizes that a defendant should be, and must be, given great latitude in mounting a defense. Here, the defendant in a…
  • Mar 27

    Medina v. Chappell, Nos. 09-99015,…

    Medina v. Chappell, Nos. 09-99015, 09-99016 (Wardlaw with Thomas and Berzon) (Note: the Arizona FPD filed an amicus brief in this case) ---  In two consolidated appeals, the Ninth Circuit affirmed death sentences imposed on a California…
Rank this Week: 252

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Mar 25

    Teacher at Freeport Area High School Cleared in Alleged Sexual Assault

    Teacher at Freeport Area High School Cleared in Alleged Sexual Assault
    Recently, a male teacher at Freeport Area High School was accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female student who attended the school, according to news reports at Triblive.com. The high school is in the Sarver, Buffalo Township area…
  • Mar 19

    Kent City Elementary Substitute Teacher Considers Plea Offer in Student Molestation Case

    Kent City Elementary Substitute Teacher Considers Plea Offer in Student Molestation Case
    Jon Ira Dalton, a 67-year-old Newaygo man who is accused of molesting four students on his first day as a substitute teacher at Kent City Elementary is mulling over a plea offer from prosecutors, according to a recent news article at…
  • Mar 12

    Howell Township Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of Toddler, Other Charge

    Howell Township Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of Toddler, Other Charge
    On Monday, March 9, 23-year-old Kevin Motyka of Howell Township, NJ pleaded guilty to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 2-year-old boy between May and December of 2012. Motyka pleaded guilty to child endangerment, aggravated sexual…
Rank this Week: 233

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
  • Jan 7

    Ignorance Of The Traffic Law Does Not Apply To Police Officer

    Ignorance Of The Traffic Law Does Not Apply To Police Officer
    In 2009, a man was illegally stopped near Dobson, N.C. because one of his brake lights was out. The owner consented to a search of the car and the police officer found a bag containing cocaine.  The hitch, however, is that, under North…
Rank this Week: 179

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Mar 23

    Thoughts on Preparation for a Federal Criminal Sentencing

    Thoughts on Preparation for a Federal Criminal Sentencing
    This blog is probably not what you think it will be. 6:00 AM  , San Diego California…… As I go over my notes, my black cat is never far from my side.  He knows the ritual by now…….I get up and stare out…
  • Feb 15

    Federal Drug Border Arrests: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    Federal Drug Border Arrests: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
    Every week at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border, the busiest border in the world, agents seize many kilos of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin that is hidden in cars. The majority of the drivers know of the presence of the contraband. They are…
  • Feb 11

    Federal Criminal Law and A Culture of Informant

    Federal Criminal Law and A Culture of Informant
    When I used to be a prosecutor, I was trained to distrust informants and co-defendants. Who has a stronger motive to lie than a person who is charged with a crime and who has no defense? The jails are full of informants who are constantly…
Rank this Week: 203

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle
    Leandra’s Law a Reality: Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle There are a couple of factors that determine the severity of the charge against you. For one, the law considers the number of DWI offenses you’ve...
  • Mar 16

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont
    Promoting prostitution is actually more serious than prostitution itself, in that regular Prostitution is a B misdemeanor (punishable by up to 90 days in jail), whereas Promoting Prostitution is an A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 1 year…
  • Mar 14

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont
    Both Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree are class A-2 felonies. If a person has never been convicted of a crime in the past, the minimum period of incarceration for a class...
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Mar 8

    Chicago Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Selling Fraudulent Insurance Policies in Orange County

    Chicago Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Selling Fraudulent Insurance Policies in Orange County
    Jacob Richard Bonzer, 28, worked for Farmers Insurance Group in Brea between 2009-2010.  Bonzer was terminated after failing the Farmers Career Program and after he was terminated, investigators found 128 homeowner policies listed to the…
  • Mar 4

    OC Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrested in the United Kingdom

    OC Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrested in the United Kingdom
    Roger Alan Giese, 40, a former Buena Park choir teacher who fled the United States pending a jury trial was captured in the United Kingdom.  Giese fled the US in 2007 while awaiting trial on child sexual assault charges.  Giese had…
  • Mar 4

    Federal Agents Raid Orange County Home

    Federal Agents Raid Orange County Home
    Federal agents raided homes in Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County in an effort to investigate the practice of “maternity tourism.”  An apartment complex near John Wayne Airport was one of the…
Rank this Week: 277

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 212

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jan 24

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse
    The YWCA of Western Massachusetts has received a substantial grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three year…
  • Jan 21

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape
    The Boston Globe reports that a Boston Uber driver was indicted on charges that he allegedly kidnapped and raped a female passenger in December, according to authorities. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with kidnapping, three counts of…
  • Jan 19

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 177

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 239

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: 178

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 188

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Orange County crimes and criminal defense. By Lieber Williams & Labin.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 7

    What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over for an Orange County DUI

    What to Do If You Have Been Pulled Over for an Orange County DUI
    By Becky Kate - Legal Brand Marketing Now that the summer months are fast approaching, it is common for the Orange County police to up the ante of nabbing drunk drivers. Be prepared to see more checkpoints and roving patrols around Orange…
  • Dec 31

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve

    Orange County DUI checkpoints New Year's Eve
    Many people do not realize that DUI cases resulting from law enforcement contact at a DUI checkpoint are some of the most beatable. The reason for this is that there are very strict rules about how a DUI checkpoint must be conducted. These…
  • Oct 22

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving is NOT Drunk Driving
    The "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" campaign by the Ad Council has been around for a while now. I watched another attorney do a DUI trial in approximately 2006, and after the jury convicted her client, one of the jurors cited that ad…
Rank this Week: 245

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: 204

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Always hire the Best

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Always hire the Best
    In just about any situation where you're going to hire someone for anything, whether it's for a home remodeling job, a new tattoo, or a lawyer, you should always make sure you come away with a satisfactory answer to the...
  • Mar 30

    DUI Dismissed - 2nd Offense Thrown out of Court

    DUI Dismissed - 2nd Offense Thrown out of Court
    Just about everyone has heard the old saying, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." As a DUI lawyer, it is imperative that my approach in every case is to find a way to "beat 'em." For all we could...
  • Mar 27

    AA and Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case

    AA and Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case
    Being in AA can certainly provide an advantage in a license reinstatement case. Although AA is not required to win a Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance appeal (more than half of my clients are not in the program and...
Rank this Week: 647

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/
  • Mar 27

    *Final Update* - Property Damage Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Idaho Fall

    *Final Update* - Property Damage Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Idaho Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Mar 27

    *Update* - Property Damage Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Idaho Fall

    *Update* - Property Damage Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Idaho Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Mar 27

    Property Damage Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Idaho Fall

    Property Damage Crash Blocks Interstate 15 Near Idaho Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 341

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Charged with Making Obscene Calls?

    Charged with Making Obscene Calls?
    Obscene Phone Calls Can Land People in Hot Water Telephones, and cell phones in particular, are wonderful inventions. They enable us to stay in touch and to call for help when it matters most. However, telephones may also provide a means of…
  • Mar 23

    Public Breastfeeding is Legal in Las Vega

    Public Breastfeeding is Legal in Las Vega
    Public Breastfeeding Is Legal in Nevada The ongoing discourse on public breastfeeding is filled with vitriol, but Nevada law is clear. According to NRS 201.232, Nevada mothers are permitted to breastfeed in public, but they must take care to…
  • Mar 20

    Las Vegas Conspiracy Charges? Time for an Attorney

    Las Vegas Conspiracy Charges? Time for an Attorney
    Conspiracy Charges in Nevada Most people don’t realize that conspiring to commit a crime is a punishable offense, even if the crime never happens. Conspiracy, as defined by NRS 199.480, involves “an agreement between two or more…
Rank this Week: 671

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 26

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

    There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute
    PT Barnum of circus fame is credited with saying “There’s a sucker born every minute”, and that’s just what hucksters and fraud artists count on. Here’s the email I received today… “I hope you get…
  • Mar 23

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…

    Internet Trolls: Be Careful Who You Diss Online…
    Colorado Springs attorney Timothy Bussey was incensed when he read a comment on his Google Map page declaring him a “scumbag” and accusing him of paying for positive internet reviews of his legal skills. The anonymous source,…
  • Mar 21

    The Misery of Hoarding

    The Misery of Hoarding
    He shuffled into my law office for his 10 am appointment, his shoulders were hunched over and he looked completely defeated. I asked what brought him in to see me and he quietly removed some photographs from a yellow envelope and set them up…
Rank this Week: 542

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Mar 25

    Is My NCAA Bracket Pool = Illegal Gambling?

    Is My NCAA Bracket Pool = Illegal Gambling?
    Spring time heralds cherry blossoms, spring break, and most important: March Madness. And what do NCAA basketball tournaments bring? Excitement, surprises and bracket pools. More money is bet on NCAA brackets and bracket pools than on the…
  • Mar 23

    Can I Attach a GPS Device to My Girlfriend’s Car?

    Can I Attach a GPS Device to My Girlfriend’s Car?
    For a decade, I co-owned a private detective agency. Can’t tell you how many times this question was asked by wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends…people who suspected that their spouse or significant other was fooling…
  • Mar 19

    A Lawyer, His Cowboy Boots & a Cop

    A Lawyer, His Cowboy Boots & a Cop
    I had a funny experience a short while back that could have ended up disastrous, but instead ended up being a kismet event. My wife wrote about it on her writing blog, which I share below. She wrote it for #1000Speak, an organization whose…
Rank this Week: 691

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
  • Mar 17

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition
    This week's favorite Short Win is United States v. Gray. I say this less because of the legal issue involved - a jury instruction for "malice" - than for how much fun the opinion is to read. Here's the opening: Words are slippery things.…
  • Mar 16

    Restitution and Very Large Legal Fee

    Restitution and Very Large Legal Fee
    Restitution may be the most important issue that most criminal defense lawyers are uninterested in litigating. Folks who practice in the criminal space - even the white-collar space - tend to see themselves as a champion of liberty. They care…
Rank this Week: 305

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 503

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Can I be charged with a crime in Arizona if my dog bit someone?

    Can I be charged with a crime in Arizona if my dog bit someone?
    The answer to that question depends upon the details of the incident, but yes, it is possible for an owner of a dog who bit another person to be criminally liable under Arizona law. According to the American Society for the Prevention of…
  • Mar 23

    Multiple Shoplifting Offenses in Arizona

    Multiple Shoplifting Offenses in Arizona
    Shoplifting addition is a real and prevalent problem in today’s society. Click here to see a previous blog detailing the reasons behind the issue and possible treatments. While some people shoplift because they truly cannot afford to…
  • Mar 16

    Understanding the Terms of Your Probation in Arizona

    Understanding the Terms of Your Probation in Arizona
    I was sentenced to 18-24 months probation. Why not 18 or 24 months? It is not uncommon for a judge to sentence an offender to 18-24 months of probation, but what does that mean? Will your probation end after 18 months or 24? Why does the…
Rank this Week: 310