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Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL 2014   PRIMARY RESULTS  BREAKING NEWS.....ZILBER PULLS AHEAD OF FONTS***You should refresh this page regularly for updates.***Only two races really worth watching: ***With 93% of the…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:V O T E For the past two weeks, many of you have participated in our democracy by mailing in your Absentee Ballots or by going to the polls during Early Voting.  Today is your last chance to exercise your right to…
  • Aug 25

    WEAR V. CATALANO ADV CATALANO V. WEAR

    WEAR V. CATALANO ADV CATALANO V. WEAR
    Scene: Modern day Miami. Dramatis Personae: Maritza Alvarez-Shapiro, Nancy Wear, Michael Catalano. FACDL LISTSERV, Saturday, August 23, 2014. The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed, because…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Aug 26

    Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender

    Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender
    See earlier post: Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender 8-26-2014 Iowa: The Iowa City school board Tuesday night approved a plan on how to educate a student who is a registered sex offender. Following a…
  • Aug 24

    Under the radar: More than half of all sex offenders on the registry still lack a tier level

    Under the radar: More than half of all sex offenders on the registry still lack a tier level
    8-24-2014 Montana: Convicted serial rapist __ has been called the worst of the worst. But if you had looked him up on Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registry prior to his July sentencing, he would've looked like any other sex…
  • Aug 24

    Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender

    Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender
    8-24-2014 Iowa: 19 currently on Iowa Sex Offender Registry are underage IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board will hold an unusual meeting next week to discuss where a student who is a registered sex offender should receive…
Rank this Week: 28

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Aug 26

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor
    The scales have long been tipped.An enlightening op-ed piece in today's Times by Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky about how the federal courts have allowed the concept of absolute and qualified immunity to expand exponentially, making it far more…
  • Aug 24

    Thinking Like A Lawyer

    Thinking Like A Lawyer
    Attorney Scott Greenfield, author of the blog Simple Justice, has an interesting post (here) about what it means to "think like a lawyer." Quoting from the Paper Chase, he talks about how we can get there when we are starting out with our…
  • Aug 21

    USA v. Kerik v. Tacopina v. Kerik Lurches Forward

    USA v. Kerik v. Tacopina v. Kerik Lurches Forward
    The three-headed Kerik Tacopina litigation is slowly moving forward. As the Daily News observed today, the animosity between the parties has clearly spilled over to the lawyers, who are slugging it out in grand style.These claims and…
Rank this Week: 96

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Trafficking in Methamphetamine

    Trafficking in Methamphetamine
    Acquitted at Trial
  • Aug 25

    OKC Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault

    OKC Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault
    Earlier this month, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was named in a lawsuit accusing him of rape. Now, an Oklahoma City police officer has also been accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty. The allegations claim that these men,…
  • Aug 21

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy
    The Comanche County director of emergency management was released from his position after being arrested on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy. Investigators say the mother of the teen contacted police after she…
Rank this Week: 1186

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action
    Here’s a survey of what’s going on in Texas with regard to the First Amendment in criminal cases: Texas Penal Code Section 33.021(b) (online solicitation by explicit communication) was held unconstitutional by the Texas Court of…
  • Aug 25

    The Psychology of Expensive Paper

    The Psychology of Expensive Paper
    I use 28-pound printer paper for my pleadings. Have done for years. Judges and prosecutors often notice the paper: it’s heavy, stiff, and smooth. It also costs almost four times times as much as cheap paper (2.3 cents, vs. 0.64 ……
  • Aug 24

    Victimocracy Because Reason

    Victimocracy Because Reason
    In There’s No “Ick” in Victim, in which she lauds victims for speaking up, Brooklyn lawyer1 C.A. Goldberg turns her truly dizzying intellect my way: Then you have the George Wills and Mark Bennetts of the world who argue…
Rank this Week: 220

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

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

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule
    The Dirt on Money Laundering in Nevada Money laundering is the act of taking money that has been illegally obtained and then “cleaning it up” so that it can be used legally. This crime has long been a problem in Las Vegas, which…
  • Aug 23

    DWI or DUI in Las Vegas, What’s the Difference?

    DWI or DUI in Las Vegas, What’s the Difference?
    DWI vs. DUI: What is the Difference? DWI refers to driving while intoxicated, while DUI refers to driving under the influence. Under Nevada law, both of these are considered the same thing, with the act more commonly being referred to as DUI.…
  • Aug 19

    Las Vegas Drug Crime Lawyer

    Las Vegas Drug Crime Lawyer
    What you Need to Know about Drug Crime Laws in Nevada Drug crimes in Nevada can include possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing, or trafficking illegal substances. Nevada recognizes different categories of drugs based upon their…
Rank this Week: 2129

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 26

    Potential New Audio of Michael Brown Shooting

    Potential New Audio of Michael Brown Shooting
    Driving this afternoon and listening to CNN on Sirius, the main story was not ISIS or Syria, it was a new audio of the Michael Brown shooting that a passer-by captured on his cell phone while video-chatting with a woman. As he tells her how…
  • Aug 26

    Identifying James Foley's Executioner

    Identifying James Foley's Executioner
    (Random photo of unnamed fighter from Tumbler page of Dutch fighter ChechClear.) British authorities have not named the person standing beside James Foley in the ISIS execution video. They have said they are close to identifying him and…
  • Aug 26

    Tuesday News and Open Thread

    Tuesday News and Open Thread
    Ferguson seems to have died down. The grand jury isn't expected to finish work until October. In other cases: Joran van der Sloot allegedly threatened to kill the warden at Piedras Gordos prison and has been transferred to the hinterland:…
Rank this Week: 2

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?
    Many Georgian residents are afraid that they may be headed towards foreclosure.  Foreclosure, which happens when the bank takes possession of a home, typically occurs when the homeowner falls significantly behind on making timely…
  • Aug 15

    Should I File Chapter 13 or Chapter 7?

    Should I File Chapter 13 or Chapter 7?
    Due to the recent economic crisis, many Georgians have found themselves in the situation where their income is not keeping pace with their bills, with the result that they are unable, or it is very difficult for them, to pay their…
  • Aug 11

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My I-485 Application?

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My I-485 Application?
    The decision to file for bankruptcy carries many long-lasting and important consequences for a person’s life. For a foreign national who is contemplating filing for bankruptcy, there may be additional bankruptcy consequences if the…
Rank this Week: 2213

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    The defendant may have been attempting to strike up a conversation with a female

    The defendant may have been attempting to strike up a conversation with a female
    In one evening, a Detective, who was assigned as backup to an undercover police officer who was attempting to buy controlled substances at a social club. There is no evidence in the record that the undercover officer was able to...
  • Aug 26

    People v. David W....cont

    People v. David W....cont
    With regard to the defendant claims of ineffective assistance of counsel on the ground that his attorney prevented the Judge from dismissing the charges at arraignment until he received one hundred dollars bail money, the court notes that…
  • Aug 26

    People v. David W.

    People v. David W.
    In 1978 and in 1983, the complainant submitted forms to the New York State Department of Correctional Services indicating that she was willing to receive letters from the defendant and that she wished to write to him and visit...
Rank this Week: 1135

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 26

    Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force

    Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force
    UC Irvine Law Dean Erwin Chemerinksy has this op-ed in the NYT, titled "How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops."  Chemerinsky is upset about the doctrine of qualified immunity in civil suits against police officers for excessive…
  • Aug 26

    Arbitrariness, Expense and Delay

    Arbitrariness, Expense and Delay
    Three of  the major emerging themes in the anti-death penalty movement are arbitrariness, expense and delay.  The first and third of these are, as I understand it, the principal arguments in the district court's opinion in Jones v.…
  • Aug 26

    Jones v. Chappell Appeal

    Jones v. Chappell Appeal
    Last week I noted the appeal in Jones v. Chappell, the case holding that because of the delays in carrying out justice in the worst murder cases in California we must now forgo that justice altogether. The docket number in...
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Aug 26

    Garrett on Big Data and Due Proce

    Garrett on Big Data and Due Proce
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Big Data and Due Process (Cornell Law Review Online, Vol. 99, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Today, electronic footprints may follow us wherever we go. Electronic…
  • Aug 26

    Brown on Penal Moderenism

    Brown on Penal Moderenism
    Darryl K. Brown (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Penal Modernism in Theory and Practice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper develops three observations triggered by Whitman's account of penal modernism; all relate to…
  • Aug 26

    Lasch on State Postconviction Remedies for Ineffective Crimmigration Counsel

    Lasch on State Postconviction Remedies for Ineffective Crimmigration Counsel
    Christopher N. Lasch (University of Denver Sturm College of Law) has posted Redress in State Postconviction Proceedings for Ineffective Crimmigration Counsel (63 DePaul L. Rev. 959 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In its 2010 decision…
Rank this Week: 58

Gregory & Waldo Blog

Gregory & Waldo Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal defense.

http://gregoryandwaldo.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case?

    How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case?
    The post How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case? appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. In cases where a person has filed a police report against someone they know, such as a friend or family member, it is very common for them to…
  • Aug 5

    What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Battery Domestic Violence

    What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Battery Domestic Violence
    The post What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Battery Domestic Violence appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. Imagine you and your spouse are enjoying a nice evening in. You are sharing a few glasses of wine and your favorite pasta dish.…
  • Jul 17

    How to Choose the Best Attorney for Representing You in a Las Vegas DUI Charge

    How to Choose the Best Attorney for Representing You in a Las Vegas DUI Charge
    The post How to Choose the Best Attorney for Representing You in a Las Vegas DUI Charge appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. With so many attorneys out there who handle DUI cases, it can be difficult for anyone to decide which attorney…
Rank this Week: 1671

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 66

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?
    Last year, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Missouri vs. McNeely, a DUI case that involved the right of police officers to forcefully take a blood sample from a driver without his consent or a search…
  • Aug 21

    What percent of drunk drivers are female?

    What percent of drunk drivers are female?
    Have you ever wondered what the statistics are for drunk driving?  Have you ever thought, for example, “I wonder what percent of people arrested for drunk driving are female”?  Or, “What is the average age of…
  • Aug 19

    California Supreme Court: Silence Can Be Used Against You

    California Supreme Court: Silence Can Be Used Against You
    The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision that has followed an unfortunate line of similar decisions which continue to corrode away our constitutional rights. The California Supreme Court, in the case of People v. Tom, has ruled…
Rank this Week: 1992

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2182

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 104

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Volusia County Man Pleads No Contest to Sexually Abusing Dog

    Volusia County Man Pleads No Contest to Sexually Abusing Dog
    A 62-year-old Daytona Beach man pleaded no contest to charges that he was sexually abusing his small female dog on Thursday, according to the state attorney’s office. Reports indicate that neighbors of the man said they saw the accused…
  • Aug 22

    Plant City Church Youth Volunteer Accused of Possessing Child Porn

    Plant City Church Youth Volunteer Accused of Possessing Child Porn
    A Plant City youth group volunteer is facing child pornography charges. Polk deputies arrested the 28-year-old man at his Lakeland home. According to the sheriff’s office, members at the church came forward after they found explicit…
  • Aug 20

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI
    Former Saturday Night Live funnyman Chris Kattan received his sentence six months after he was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. The 43-year-old comedian is required to pay a $500 fine, attend a three-month alcohol program, 104 Narcotics…
Rank this Week: 562

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 486

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3705

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 26

    Continued Arizona Botch Commentary

    Continued Arizona Botch Commentary
    Jurist posts, "Botched executions & evolving standards of decency: What can we learn from Wood's death?" It's by Sacha Baniel-Stark, a student at New York University School of Law. The botched execution of Wood joined the botched…
  • Aug 26

    In Iowa

    In Iowa
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruling in USA v. Johnson is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Appeals court broadens scope of death penalty retrial for Iowa woman who killed 5 in 1993," is the AP report...
  • Aug 26

    Additional News Coverage of the Oklahoma Lawsuit

    Additional News Coverage of the Oklahoma Lawsuit
    Scott Martelle writes, "Secrecy surrounding Oklahoma execution is unacceptable," at the Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blog. The plaintiffs argue, rightfully, that by selectively opening and closing the shutters covering windows into the death…
Rank this Week: 14

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 26

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released
    On Monday, a Superior Court judge in North Carolina dismissed all charges and vacated the convictions of Michael Parker who was convicted of multiple sex crimes against his three children. Parker spent more than 20 years behind bars and is…
  • Aug 25

    Illinois Passes Identification Law

    Illinois Passes Identification Law
    Legislation to improve eyewitness identification procedures in Illinois was signed by the governor on Friday, marking the second wrongful conviction law to be signed in two weeks. In an effort to reduce the risk of misidentification,…
  • Aug 22

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison
    A New York man convicted of setting a fire at a religious retreat in the Poconos that claimed the life of his 20-year-old mentally ill daughter more than 25 years ago will walk out of prison today. Han Tak Lee's arson conviction was…
Rank this Week: 430

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Aug 26

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?
    New York has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, and prosecutors are only too happy to prosecute innocent people who were ignorant of the law. There are four grades of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York, and three are…
  • Aug 26

    What Is RICO Statute in New York And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?

    What Is RICO Statute in New York And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?
    RICO (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act”) is a federal statute designed to target larger criminal operations that may function in multiple states, often with a “clean” business to cover up the illicit…
  • Aug 22

    What Is RICO Statute And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?

    What Is RICO Statute And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?
    RICO (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act”) is a federal statute designed to target larger criminal operations that may function in multiple states, often with a “clean” business to cover up the illicit…
Rank this Week: 1829

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/
  • Aug 26

    Justice Reinvestment on the Ground

    Justice Reinvestment on the Ground
    Among the two dozen or so states that have participated in Justice Reinvestment, North Carolina has become something of a darling. The goal of the initiative (summarized in this infographic) is to reduce spending on corrections, and North…
  • Aug 25

    Stealth Constitutional Amendment Could Bring Big Change

    Stealth Constitutional Amendment Could Bring Big Change
    This fall, North Carolina voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution. The proposed amendment would allow, for the first time, bench trials for felonies in superior court. Neither the media nor advocacy groups have paid…
  • Aug 22

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The week saw a bit of musical chairs at the state supreme court. Chief Justice Parker stepped down as a result of mandatory retirement and then-Senior Associate Justice Martin was named Chief Justice. Then-court of appeals judge Bob Hunter…
Rank this Week: 4146

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Aug 26

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ
    The Constitution provided for the creation of a “federal enclave” for the United States capital with these words: “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles…
  • Aug 22

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right
    On September 17, 1787 the drafting of the American Constitution was complete.  The proposed document was not without its detractors and several delegates who participated refused to sign the document.[1]  A major objection was the…
  • Aug 18

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    The Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights.  Along with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments it recognizes procedural rights for persons accused of crimes.  The purpose of these procedural rights is…
Rank this Week: 3279

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1338

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence
    Researchers analyzing crime trends in the United States found that violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence and rape occur at a much higher rate when the weather is warm. In their report titled “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal…
  • Aug 25

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has expanded search and seizure protections in civil cases after authorities went beyond their legal rights while collecting evidence to create their case. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the citizen…
  • Aug 21

    Crime at the Minnesota State Fair

    Crime at the Minnesota State Fair
    The state fair opens today, and although the weather isn’t the greatest you can bet thousands of Minnesotans will head off to the Great Minnesota Get-Together after work. A state fair isn’t typically a place for criminal activity,…
Rank this Week: 974

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence
    Researchers analyzing crime trends in the United States found that violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence and rape occur at a much higher rate when the weather is warm. In their report titled “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal…
  • Aug 25

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has expanded search and seizure protections in civil cases after authorities went beyond their legal rights while collecting evidence to create their case. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the citizen…
  • Aug 21

    Crime at the Minnesota State Fair

    Crime at the Minnesota State Fair
    The state fair opens today, and although the weather isn’t the greatest you can bet thousands of Minnesotans will head off to the Great Minnesota Get-Together after work. A state fair isn’t typically a place for criminal activity,…
Rank this Week: 569

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Citizens need to become educated about the right to trial by jury before November election

    Citizens need to become educated about the right to trial by jury before November election
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?”   It is no exaggeration to posit that millions of men and women have fought and died for the…
  • Aug 21

    Following the rules the best course when visiting the courthouse

    Following the rules the best course when visiting the courthouse
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”   Many defendants in criminal cases may find coming to the county courthouse for mandatory court…
  • Aug 19

    CMPD police body cameras may mean Ferguson never comes to Charlotte

    CMPD police body cameras may mean Ferguson never comes to Charlotte
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?”   The shooting death of teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer—and the…
Rank this Week: 3516

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint
    Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence last Friday, August 22, 2014, at a checkpoint on De Long Ave. and Redwood Blvd., in Novato. More than 1,600 vehicles drove through the over 6 hour long checkpoint. The Novato...
  • Aug 24

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend
    Officers from the San Rafael Police Department will be stepping up their drunk driving enforcement over the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. Along with other Marin County law enforcement departments the San Rafael Police, as part of the Avoid the…
  • Aug 23

    Marin County - San Rafael Police Proclaim STRIDE Program a Succe

    Marin County - San Rafael Police Proclaim STRIDE Program a Succe
    The City of San Rafael Police Department's STRIDE (Stopping Traffic Related Injuries and Deaths through Enforcement) has been in effect for a little more than forty days and the SRPD has declared it a success. According to the San Rafael...
Rank this Week: 999

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texarkana Former Pastor’s Life Sentence for Sex Crimes Upheld by Court of Appeal

    Texarkana Former Pastor’s Life Sentence for Sex Crimes Upheld by Court of Appeal
    In October of last year, Hugo Fluellen, a former Gilmer, TX pastor was sentenced to six life terms for sex crimes that occurred over a period of about nine years, according to a CBS news report. Fluellen appealed his conviction, however it…
  • Aug 26

    24-year-old Maryland Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges Following Search of Frederick Home

    24-year-old Maryland Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges Following Search of Frederick Home
    On Wednesday, August 20, authorities searched the home of a Frederick, Maryland man they believed to be distributing illegal drugs. The home of 24-year-old Richard Thomas Rodgers Jr. was searched by Frederick County Special Services Team and…
  • Aug 25

    Late Summer DUI Campaign Nets 187 Arrests in Six Days in One California County

    Late Summer DUI Campaign Nets 187 Arrests in Six Days in One California County
    In a campaign to crack down on drunk driving that began on August 15, police agencies around Riverside County in California arrested 187 people for suspicion of DUI over a six-day time span, according to a news article at the Patch. This…
Rank this Week: 328

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2734

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2297

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Aug 26

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?
    You may have noticed in some Illinois news stories that people are charged with Class X felonies. The term “Class X felony” may raise questions for some, as it does not seem to cleanly fit into the scheme of Illinois felony…
  • Aug 22

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law
    As you may have noticed, bicycle use is becoming more prevalent throughout the streets of Illinois. This means that motorists must become more mindful about sharing roadways with two-wheeled counterparts. Nonetheless, many bicyclists and…
  • Aug 19

    Understanding Domestic Violence Law in Illinoi

    Understanding Domestic Violence Law in Illinoi
    Illinois recognizes two types of domestic violence: domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery. Domestic battery is a Class A misdemeanor and may result in up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Aggravated domestic battery is a Class…
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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Fugitive Gets 10 Years for Role in Scheme to Launder Mortgage Fraud Proceed

    Fugitive Gets 10 Years for Role in Scheme to Launder Mortgage Fraud Proceed
    Hong Jae Kim, aka Randy Kim, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,795,125 in restitution for his nearly two-year role in a scheme to launder mortgage fraud proceeds. A…
  • Aug 26

    Broker Sentenced for Running Straw Buyer, Illegal Flipping Scheme

    Broker Sentenced for Running Straw Buyer, Illegal Flipping Scheme
    Robert Timothy Koger, 48, formerly of Oakton, Virginia, the president of an international brokerage firm, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for conducting a wide-ranging set of fraud schemes involving the sale of several properties. Koger…
  • Aug 25

    Broker and Disbarred Attorney Indicted in Real Estate Fraud Scheme

    Broker and Disbarred Attorney Indicted in Real Estate Fraud Scheme
    Paul Mancuso, 46, Glen Rock, New Jersey, and Pasquale Stiso, 52, West Harrison, New York, were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly using a real estate investment scheme to defraud 15 victims of more than $3 million. Mancuso is…
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Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Man is Charged With Pointing a Laser at a Helicopter

    Texas Man is Charged With Pointing a Laser at a Helicopter
    It’s not every day that charges of pointing a laser at an aircraft are brought but the offense is more common in Texas than many people believe. Recently the Dallas Morning News reported on how 24-year-old Steven Alexander Chavez Jr.…
  • Aug 20

    A Legal Analysis of the Rick Perry Indictment for Non-Lawyer

    A Legal Analysis of the Rick Perry Indictment for Non-Lawyer
      As everyone with a passing interest in politics now knows, a special prosecutor in Texas has charged Governor Rick Perry with two felony charges. Those charges are “abuse of official capacity” and “coercion of a…
  • Aug 20

    Texas Governor Rick Perry Fights Abuse of Power Indictment

    Texas Governor Rick Perry Fights Abuse of Power Indictment
    Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, has become the latest state governor to face criminal charges after an indictment was brought against him alleging an abuse of power. Perry has dismissed the indictment as a “farce.” He faces two…
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Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal…

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal Defense

Covers criminal legal issues in the Colorado area. By Nathaniel Baca.

http://www.mtnlegal.com
  • Aug 26

    Bail Bonds in Denver – How to get out of Denver County Jail

    Bail Bonds in Denver – How to get out of Denver County Jail
    Mountain Legal has just released an informative guide to bail bonds in Denver to help people get out of Denver County Jail more quickly and efficiently.   The guide is available here: PDF Guide on Bail Bonds in Denver and getting out of…
  • Aug 25

    Cameras Necessary after Police Violence in the Wake of Ferguson Missouri

    Cameras Necessary after Police Violence in the Wake of Ferguson Missouri
    The tragedy of Ferguson has reached every corner of the World and has forced people to look at the current state of U.S. Police.  There are numerous questions surrounding the tragedy including fairness, race, and police brutality.…
  • Jul 22

    The Fellow Officer Rule in Colorado Criminal Case

    The Fellow Officer Rule in Colorado Criminal Case
    In criminal cases in Colorado, typically, more than one officer responds to the scene of a crime.  This is particularly true in felonies and more serious cases.  When multiple officers respond to the scene, different officers take…
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Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Alabama Prison Overcrowding Solutions Sought

    Alabama Prison Overcrowding Solutions Sought
    Alabama is notorious for overcrowded prisons and, in some instances, deplorable prison conditions. In addition to incarcerating non-violent offenders and turning to “lock-ups” as a solution to all alleged crimes, the state is…
  • Aug 21

    Alabama Federal Judge Arrested for Domestic Assault

    Alabama Federal Judge Arrested for Domestic Assault
    Criminal charges, including domestic assault or battery, often involve those who might seem unlikely suspects. The fact is, no one is immune from the law. In fact, high profile suspects often tend to receive harsher penalties, as police and…
  • Aug 17

    Seven Arrested in Mobile Meth Lab Raid

    Seven Arrested in Mobile Meth Lab Raid
    Drug raids and arrest often involve multiple defendants, potential conspiracy charges and charges ranging from possession to trafficking. In a recent case, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven people after raiding a…
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Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Aug 26

    The local option for marijuana, Part II: the theory of local control

    The local option for marijuana, Part II: the theory of local control
    In my last two posts, I’ve highlighted the emerging struggle between state and local governments for control of marijuana policy. My latest article tries to provide some guidance on whether states should give local governments the option of…
  • Aug 26

    "Washington's Marijuana Legalization Grows Knowledge, Not Just Pot"

    "Washington's Marijuana Legalization Grows Knowledge, Not Just Pot"
    The title of this post is the title of this terrific new Brookings research paper which takes a close look at Washington state’s early experience in legalization of recreational marijuana. Here is how the report is summarized on the…
  • Aug 22

    "Come on vacation, leave on probation" says Idaho lawyer about state's pot policy

    "Come on vacation, leave on probation" says Idaho lawyer about state's pot policy
    The quote in the title of this post is drawn from this new Businessweek article headlined "Marijuana Law Mayhem Splits U.S. as Travelers Get Busted." Here is how the lengthy article gets started: America is two nations when it comes…
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Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
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Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 26

    The Problem With Prisons? They’re Full of Prisoner

    The Problem With Prisons? They’re Full of Prisoner
    One thing New York City has in abundance is shameless union leaders who know what their members demand of them, and do it. Pat Lynch, PBA president, is a master. But corrections union prez, Norman Seabrook, is no piker either. From…
  • Aug 26

    Victims, The New Untouchable

    Victims, The New Untouchable
    When Mark Bennett wrote Victimocracy is for Sociopaths, its broader message seemed abundantly clear: The hallmark of a sociopath, says [Martha] Stout [in her 2006 book, The Sociopath Next Door], is feigned victimhood. “The most reliable…
  • Aug 26

    Mimesis and Me, Crazy Together?

    Mimesis and Me, Crazy Together?
    Back when Bloomberg Law kind of existed, former ABA Journal editor Ed Adams came to me with an idea.  Why not try to do a short segment, a one-man narrative of sorts, with a rant on one of the subjects here. It was an interesting idea,…
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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/
  • Aug 26

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee
    More detail on Montgomery County commissioners clowning around on jail overcrowding instead of confronting its causes, mainly excessive pretrial detention, head on. Grits had discussed the situation here, then the Houston Press' Hair Balls…
  • Aug 25

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief
    Via Mark Bennett, here's Texas Gov. Rick Perry's pretrial writ of habeas corpus (pdf) asking a district judge (and ultimately the Court of Criminal Appeals) to bar his prosecution for abuse of power in the Travis County Public Integrity Unit…
  • Aug 25

    Companies selling government detailed location data

    Companies selling government detailed location data
    At the Washington Post we find an article titled "For Sale: Systems that can secretly track where cell phone users go around the globe," (Aug. 24). Here's how the story begins:Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments around the…
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Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    The Economic Reason why Zero Tolerance Will Remain in Place at Public School

    The Economic Reason why Zero Tolerance Will Remain in Place at Public School
    According to the American Bar Association Journal, public schools nationwide are backing down from entrenched zero-tolerance policies. While public school administrators may sincerely like to move toward a system where they can exercise…
  • Aug 25

    Mandatory Body Cameras on Law Enforcement: Just More of the Same

    Mandatory Body Cameras on Law Enforcement: Just More of the Same
    USA Today reports that a petition was submitted to the Obama administration advocating a policy that would require law enforcement to be equipped with a camera to record any interaction with the public. I suppose it would be something akin to…
  • Aug 16

    Places to Eat and See on Prison Visits in Georgia

    Places to Eat and See on Prison Visits in Georgia
    Part of the job I love the most is travel. I don’t mean exotic glamour travel. When I say travel, I’m talking about prison visits. And when I talk about prison visits, I’m talking about South Georgia (and sometimes Northwest…
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Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Aug 26

    Recht kann irgendwie jeder

    Recht kann irgendwie jeder
    Urteile ergehen „Im Namen des Volkes“ – das ist auch gut so, denn dadurch bekommt Volkes Stimme einen kompetenten Vertreter an die Seite, der über die Schuld und das Strafmaß urteilt. Andersrum bekommt der Richter…
  • Aug 25

    Der Zufallsfund während einer Durchsuchung

    Der Zufallsfund während einer Durchsuchung
    Eine Durchsuchung ist das Absuchen einer Person oder Sache nach bestimmten Gegenständen oder zum Auffinden von Personen. Der bekannteste Fall ist die Hausdurchsuchung, die sich gegen Verdächtige einer Straftat (§ 102 StPO)…
  • Aug 25

    Was ist das Steuergeheimnis noch wert?

    Was ist das Steuergeheimnis noch wert?
    Das Steuergeheimnis ist das in § 30 AO näher ausgestaltete Grundprinzip des deutschen Steuerrechts. Dadurch werden Mitarbeiter der Finanzbehörden verpflichtet, im Besteuerungsverfahren gewonnene Erkenntnisse nicht an Dritte…
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Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Aug 26

    Accepting a Plea Agreement – What You Need to Know

    Accepting a Plea Agreement – What You Need to Know
    If you are currently facing criminal charges in California you may eventually be offered a plea agreement in your case. A plea agreement resolves the case without the need to go to trial. Defendants frequently sign plea agreements without…
  • Aug 21

    Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI Conviction in California?

    Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI Conviction in California?
    Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, is usually a frightening experience. If you are ultimately convicted of DUI in California your driving privileges will likely be suspended for a significant length of time…
  • Aug 19

    Sexual Offender vs. Sexual Predator in California

    Sexual Offender vs. Sexual Predator in California
    Over the past several decades, laws across the United States have been enacted to try and protect the public from individuals who commit sex offenses. Most states, including California, have created a sex offender registry as a method for…
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