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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
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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 6

    Michigan DUI in the gay Community

    Michigan DUI in the gay Community
    In a prior article about women's considerations in a DUI case, I noted that there are certain issues brought to the table just because the person facing the DUI is female. In this article, I want to take the same...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 586

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/
  • Mar 31

    Freeman on Padilla and Termination of Parental Right

    Freeman on Padilla and Termination of Parental Right
    Sarah Freeman has posted Ensuring Effective Counsel for Parents: Extending Padilla to Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings (Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 303, 2013) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The increase in the number of…
  • Mar 31

    Johnson on Domestic Violence

    Johnson on Domestic Violence
    Margaret Ellen Johnson (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted Changing Course in the Anti-Domestic Violence Legal Movement: From Safety to Security (Villanova Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This…
  • Mar 31

    Baker on Rape

    Baker on Rape
    Katharine K. Baker (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law) has posted Why Rape Should Not (Always) Be a Crime (Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article advances a novel and…
Rank this Week: 210

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Honored

    Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Honored
    Congratulation to Fairborn Municipal Court Judge Beth Root on her selection to the Fairborn City Schools Hall of Honor.  The Hall of Honor program recognizes the outstanding achievements of Fairborn graduates, former Fairborn faculty…
  • Mar 30

    College Students and Binge Drinking

    College Students and Binge Drinking
    While there is not a consensus definition of what "binge drinking" is, we know that college students do a lot of it and they do it with beer.  When a person consumes heavily with the intention of achieving intoxication above .08% BAC,…
  • Mar 26

    The Vandalia Municipal Court License Intervention Program

    The Vandalia Municipal Court License Intervention Program
    As a Vandalia OVI attorney, we are often confronted with the reality that current law makes managing your Ohio operator's license a mess.  We spend a great deal of time and effort fixing any issues that you may have had in the past and…
Rank this Week: 811

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    An Overview of Legal Separation in Washington State

    An Overview of Legal Separation in Washington State
    Many people that come into our office hoping to “legally separate” from their spouse are unsure what being legally separated actually means.  In many cases, when we explain what a legal separation is, people decide that a…
  • Mar 25

    NHTSA: Drugged Drivers no more likely to crash than Drunk Driver

    NHTSA: Drugged Drivers no more likely to crash than Drunk Driver
    NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION — A new federal study shows that drivers who have used pot are just as likely to get into a crash as sober drivers. The study was performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety…
  • Mar 23

    Valuing Property as Part of Your Divorce Case

    Valuing Property as Part of Your Divorce Case
    Most divorces include the division of property.  In some cases, especially those with limited assets, this can be a very simple, straightforward process.  However, in cases involving complex assets, especially those of high-value,…
Rank this Week: 3235

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 31

    Crash on Southbound US93 blocks traffic

    Crash on Southbound US93 blocks traffic
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Mar 31

    Two Vehicle Crash North of Blackfoot

    Two Vehicle Crash North of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Mar 31

    2 Vehicle Crash near Star

    2 Vehicle Crash near Star
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 200

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Secret Service Makes New Rules on Drunk Driving for Agent

    Secret Service Makes New Rules on Drunk Driving for Agent
    In response to the recent wave of bad press after two high-level special agents allegedly showed up to a bomb threat investigation drunk and possibly ran over the suspect package, the United States Secret Service is tightening regulations…
  • Mar 29

    Massachusetts Man Arrested for Fourth Offense DUI

    Massachusetts Man Arrested for Fourth Offense DUI
    Many people learn their lesson after the first time they are arrested and convicted of drunk driving in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, some drivers will keeping taking chances with other people's safety until they end up in prison. A recent…
  • Mar 27

    Man Arrested for DUI in Massachusetts after Cursing at Fast Food Worker

    Man Arrested for DUI in Massachusetts after Cursing at Fast Food Worker
    According to a recent news report from My Fox Boston, Sturbridge, Massachusetts police officers arrested a man for drunk driving at a local fast food restaurant. Restaurant employees called authorities to the restaurant when 23-year-old…
Rank this Week: 2575

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    The Insanity Defense in California

    The Insanity Defense in California
    There is no functional difference between temporary and permanent insanity under California law. The sole issue in California is the status of the defendant’s sanity at the time of the crime. The method of determining a…
  • Mar 23

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car
    As temperatures rise going into spring and summer, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia for children left inside hot vehicles. Each year since 1998 an average of 38 children have died in hot cars in the U.S. Although these tragedies…
  • Feb 2

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense
    Penal Code Chapter 2.9C 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Firearm Offenses The Legislature has introduced a new bill that will establish a pretrial diversion education program for those who are arrested for nonviolent misdemeanor or felony…
Rank this Week: 44

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 31

    Madison to consider child sex offender residency ordinance

    Madison to consider child sex offender residency ordinance
    What an absolute waste, it is well known these laws protect no one. There only purpose is to make some official look good. 3-31-15 Wisconsin: Madison could prohibit child sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or community…
  • Mar 31

    Maine sex offender run over after alleged assault attempt, police say

    Maine sex offender run over after alleged assault attempt, police say
    3-31-15 Maine: Police report that James Oliver, 48, of Hampden, suffered a serious leg injury after his girlfriend ran him over with a car when she allegedly caught him attempting to assault a 12-year-old. Police say that a convicted sex…
  • Mar 31

    Ohio girl, 10, dies in house fire hours before her accused rapist is due at trial

    Ohio girl, 10, dies in house fire hours before her accused rapist is due at trial
    3-31-15 Ohio: Hours before a Green Township, Ohio, man was due to go on trial for rape, his alleged victim -- a 10-year-old girl -- died Monday in an early morning house fire on Youngstown's south side. Neighbors reported hearing an…
Rank this Week: 26

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Mar 31

    Death Row Prosecutor Apologizes to Innocent Man

    Death Row Prosecutor Apologizes to Innocent Man
    My regular readers will know that I abhor the arrogance of police and prosecutors who play a significant role in the wrongful conviction of innocent accused, both in Canada and the United States, but refuse to acknowledge their responsibility…
  • Mar 29

    Notables Who Failed the Bar Exam

    Notables Who Failed the Bar Exam
    From time to time I meet with young men and women who dream of becoming a lawyer and seek encouragement or advice on their journey to the bar. I believe the legal profession, although often maligned, is a noble calling, and to those lawyers…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 769

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/
  • Mar 31

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to Confront Witnesse

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to Confront Witnesse
    Sir Walter Raleigh of the late 1500’s is known for a number of things.  He was a great explorer[1] of the New World, both North and South America. He is either credited or cursed for promoting tobacco in England.  He is cited…
  • Feb 22

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part III

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part III
    The preceding Part I and Part II, containing Exhibits A through G overwhelmingly establish the laser-focus of the Compact for America approach on advancing and ratifying a specific amendment is four-square what the Founders expected from…
  • Feb 16

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part II

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part II
    This the second in a series of articles that examine the Founders’ opinions on how the Article V Convention process should have clear focus. The US Constitution’s Article V provides two methods for proposing constitutional…
Rank this Week: 3536

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Mar 31

    Can I get financial assistance for the ignition interlock device?

    Can I get financial assistance for the ignition interlock device?
    Yes. The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) provides financial assistance (if eligible) for the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) See link. IID financial assistance. If you are indigent and the DOL has required you to install an IID…
  • Mar 28

    Can I postpone my Washington Department of Licensing Hearing?

    Can I postpone my Washington Department of Licensing Hearing?
    Yes. You can continue or postpone the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) Administrative Hearing one (1) time - no questions asked. (more than once usually requires an emergency situation.) You will have to fill out an…
  • Mar 27

    Do I need an attorney at DUI arraignment?

    Do I need an attorney at DUI arraignment?
    Yes. In Washington State with the conditions of release (ignition interlock device, EHM {home arrest}, Scram {24 hour alcohol detection bracelet}) and high bail being imposed by Judges these days in DUI cases (especially with priors) it is…
Rank this Week: 2385

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 431

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Mar 31

    Person Wrongfully Convicted of Trying to Obtain a Florida ID Card Using a False Name

    Person Wrongfully Convicted of Trying to Obtain a Florida ID Card Using a False Name
    In the case of Keith Rancifer v. the State of Florida, Mr. Rancifer was convicted of trying to obtain a Florida identification card using a false  name.  However, the court of appeals overturned his conviction…
  • Mar 30

    DUI Stop Illegal

    DUI Stop Illegal
    In the case of Pedro Dominguez versus the State of Florida, a police officer went to a domestic disturbance call, saw Dominguez driving his vehicle away from the home, and ordered Dominguez to return to the home. After determining… The…
  • Nov 7

    West Palm Beach Judge May Soon Throw Out Red Light Ticket

    West Palm Beach Judge May Soon Throw Out Red Light Ticket
    Last month I published an article about a recent case in which an appeals court ruled that it is illegal for a private company to issue traffic tickets to people for running a red light in Hollywood Florida.  Because of…
Rank this Week: 2643

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1429

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    New Case Limits Cell Phone Records "Expert" Testimony

    New Case Limits Cell Phone Records "Expert" Testimony
    Expert witnesses receive a lot of attention in the media and in TV shows. As such, the public is often familiar with the importance that expert witnesses play. But most people never give thought to the question of who can be an expert…
  • Mar 18

    Seizure of Narcotics Raises Fourth Amendment Issue

    Seizure of Narcotics Raises Fourth Amendment Issue
    Searches and seizures of property are protected by our Fourth Amendment due process rights. Courts often have to wrestle with real-world situations to see if officers have respected defendants' constitutional rights when contraband is taken…
  • Mar 10

    Technology Doesn't Prevent Man From Conviction Despite GPS Saying He's Innocent

    Technology Doesn't Prevent Man From Conviction Despite GPS Saying He's Innocent
    We've often talked about the interplay between technology and our courts, as well as our constitutional rights. But a new case involving a Maryland criminal conviction is a sobering reminder that although technology can sometimes exonerate…
Rank this Week: 2976

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 163

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Spring Break Shooting Prompts Debate About Restrictions:  A spring break house party on the Florida Panhandle that erupted with gunfire and left seven people injured has prompted officials to consider cracking down on the out of control…
  • Mar 31

    What the Death Penalty Is Really About

    What the Death Penalty Is Really About
    There's a lot of background noise going on about capital punishment.  The press plays up stories of alleged "exoneration," Jim Crow, drunk defense lawyers, cheating prosecutors, phony evidence, lethal injection supplies, and a great deal…
  • Mar 31

    Getting Into the Weeds on Intellectual Disability

    Getting Into the Weeds on Intellectual Disability
    There is a regular pattern in constitutional law.  The U.S. Supreme Court announces that the Constitution has magically sprouted a new rule, trumping the power of the people to enact laws through the democratic process in a way that…
Rank this Week: 209

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 31

    Arrested and Beaten for Wearing Trousers: Stop the Public Flogging of Women in Sudan!

    Arrested and Beaten for Wearing Trousers: Stop the Public Flogging of Women in Sudan!
    By Amal Habani, Winner of Amnesty International USA’s 2015 Ginetta Sagan Award In July 2009 when my colleague was arrested and tried for wearing trousers in Khartoum, I could no longer stay silent. Women and girls in Sudan are…
  • Mar 31

    Cesar Chavez: A Birthday Gift

    Cesar Chavez: A Birthday Gift
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. My grandmother is a year younger than him. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. Cesar Chavez and my abuela (grandmother), Beatriz Soto, are a…
  • Mar 30

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest
    As if it weren’t bad enough. Iranian women face persistent systemic discrimination in terms of family law. New legislation being considered by Iran’s parliament is intended to roll back many of the gains women have made in the…
Rank this Week: 33

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Mar 31

    A Month of Women's History Post

    A Month of Women's History Post
        I have highlighted inspiring women each day in March in honor of Women's History Month at www.facebook.com/chicagodefense. I have done so to not only acknowledge the women who have influenced or intrigued me but to share a…
  • Mar 4

    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month
        This month is Women's History Month. In order to acknowledge trailblazing women, I have been highlighting them on my professional Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/chicagodefense. So far, all of the posts have been…
  • Mar 1

    Monday, the Circuit Court of Cook County is Closed in Honor of Pulaski Day

    Monday, the Circuit Court of Cook County is Closed in Honor of Pulaski Day
      The Circuit Court of Cook County will be closed on Monday, March 2, in honor of Casimir Pulaski Day. Who was Casimir Pulaski? He was a Polish nobleman who met Benjamin Franklin in Paris and was persuaded to help the American colonies…
Rank this Week: 4537

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Mar 31

    Illinois May Reduce Penalties for Possession Cannabi

    Illinois May Reduce Penalties for Possession Cannabi
    Two bills introduced so far this year would reduce penalties for possession of cannabis in Illinois. Senate Bill 753, sponsored by Senator Michael Noland of Elgin, would decriminalize the possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana for…
  • Mar 27

    Ford Announces Car That Can Prevent Your Next Speeding Ticket

    Ford Announces Car That Can Prevent Your Next Speeding Ticket
    Ford of Europe has announced a new technology that could help you avoid that next speeding ticket. Its new S-max car reads speed limit signs with a camera mounted on the windscreen. The car then adjusts its speed to stay within the confines…
  • Mar 11

    Lake County Man Released From Prison After 20 Years For Crime He Did Not Commit

    Lake County Man Released From Prison After 20 Years For Crime He Did Not Commit
    Angel Gonzalez, of Waukegan, spent 20 years behind bars before being formally exonerated of rape and abduction charges on Monday. The basis of the exoneration was DNA. While bodily fluids implicate two different men in the crime, neither DNA…
Rank this Week: 982

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Fraternity Hazing Case

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Fraternity Hazing Case
    The family of a Clemson student who died tragically during a fraternity hazing event has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school, the fraternity and the three students responsible for the hazing. The family is seeking $25 million in…
  • Mar 27

    Members of the Quality Legal Team

    Members of the Quality Legal Team
    When you hire on Quality Legal for your personal injury case, you can know that the leading experts in the area are on call to assist with your case. There are many types of experts that have been used in … The post Members of the…
  • Mar 25

    Brad Laybourne Awarded Mensa Membership

    Brad Laybourne Awarded Mensa Membership
    Mensa is a high-intelligence society, with members limited to the top 2% in IQ. One of Quality Legal’s personal injury attorneys, Brad Laybourne, has been named to Mensa’s ranks. This type of genius is unique and will be a real…
Rank this Week: 3424

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: 2817

Oklahoma DUI

Oklahoma DUI

Covers DUI news and cases. They are the co-authors of By Bruce Edge and John Hunsucker.

http://duioklahoma.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    How Oklahoma Cops Detect and Detain Suspected Drunk Drivers: Part Two

    How Oklahoma Cops Detect and Detain Suspected Drunk Drivers: Part Two
    In our first post of this DUI Detection series, which covers the “DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing” guidelines for police officers, we covered the first phase (“vehicle in motion”) of the…
  • Mar 31

    What does it really mean to be a convicted felon?

    What does it really mean to be a convicted felon?
    In Oklahoma, the trend has been to make more and more petty crimes into felony charges.  A second time marijuana conviction in Oklahoma is a felony.  Previously, a previous conviction for DUI could result in felony DUI arrest. …
  • Mar 24

    New articles dealing with breath testing and overcriminalization.

    New articles dealing with breath testing and overcriminalization.
    Just posted several new blog articles dealing with a couple different issues. Recently, the Unites States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) recognized the term overciminalization in their opinion Yates v. United States.  Basically, SCOTUS…
Rank this Week: 1751

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3229

The Criminal Lawyer

The Criminal Lawyer

Provides commentary and breaking news about criminal law and policy. By Nathaniel Burney.

http://burneylawfirm.com/blog
  • Mar 31

    Undoing overcriminalization

    Undoing overcriminalization
    So I saw this opinion piece in USA Today by Glenn Harlan Reynolds, titled “You Are Probably Breaking the Law Right Now: When lawmakers don’t even know how many laws exist, how can citizens be expected to follow…
  • Dec 16

    SCOTUS makes a mistake anybody would have made. So it’s okay, right?

    SCOTUS makes a mistake anybody would have made. So it’s okay, right?
    The Fourth Amendment established one of our most important protections against government power: if the police search you or your stuff for evidence, their search must be ‘reasonable'; and if they do get a…
  • Dec 4

    Training and Experience

    Training and Experience
    This has been another one of those years with a heightened awareness of police violence against unarmed black men. Awareness is a good thing. Understanding, however, is better. You can’t solve a problem until you know what the…
Rank this Week: 3913

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Georgia Middle School Teacher Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

    Georgia Middle School Teacher Arrested on Felony Drug Charge
    On the afternoon of Sunday, March 29, Terry Pinckney was pulled over for speeding in Hephzibah, GA where he is a teacher at Glenn Hills Middle School. According to news reports, upon pulling Pinckney over on Hwy 25 near Wilson Rd., the…
  • Mar 30

    Indiana Man Faces DUI, Child Endangerment Charges in Michigan

    Indiana Man Faces DUI, Child Endangerment Charges in Michigan
    On Friday, March 27, 34-year-old Mitchell Majewski of Mishawaka, IN was arrested on DUI and child endangerment charges in Decatur Township after sheriff’s deputies with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department witnessed a vehicle…
  • Mar 27

    Bloomfield Hills Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

    Bloomfield Hills Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
    On Monday, March 23, 64-year-old Kutub Mesiwala of Bloomfield Hills pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to a recent news article at Mlive.com. Mesiwala was allegedly involved in a scheme in which he exploited…
Rank this Week: 724

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Mar 31

    What Is Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business (O.R.C. 2907.40) In Cleveland?

    What Is Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business (O.R.C. 2907.40) In Cleveland?
    Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business Cleveland Defense Lawyer In Cleveland, police and prosecutors use ORC 2907.40, Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business, to regulate the hours and allowable activity in businesses where…
  • Mar 31

    What Is Trafficking Or Aggravated Trafficking In Drugs (O.R.C. 2925.03) In Cleveland?

    What Is Trafficking Or Aggravated Trafficking In Drugs (O.R.C. 2925.03) In Cleveland?
    Cleveland Defense Attorney For Trafficking Or Aggravated Trafficking In Drugs When prosecutors believe they can prove that you sold, shipped, transported, or otherwise delivered controlled substances that were intended to then be sold to…
  • Mar 31

    What Is Corrupting Another With Drugs (O.R.C. 2925.02) In Cleveland?

    What Is Corrupting Another With Drugs (O.R.C. 2925.02) In Cleveland?
    Defense Lawyer For Corrupting Another With Drugs In Cleveland Under O.R.C. 2925.02, it is a violation to knowingly corrupt another person with drugs by forcing them to take a controlled substance, deceiving them into taking them, or otherwise…
Rank this Week: 2635

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Alabama Defensive Back Geno Smith Charged For 2nd DUI in 3 Season

    Alabama Defensive Back Geno Smith Charged For 2nd DUI in 3 Season
    University of Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested for his second DUI in three seasons over the weekend and held on $1,000 bail. Smith is a three year reserve who was likely expected to play big minutes for the Crimson Tide after…
  • Mar 30

    CA Woman Passes Out While Driving on Busy Interstate, Charged For DUI

    CA Woman Passes Out While Driving on Busy Interstate, Charged For DUI
    A California woman has been arrested and charged for suspicion of driving under the influence after passing out in her car on a busy freeway.  In a video posted online the woman can be seen slumped over in her vehicle as cars drive by on…
  • Mar 27

    Montana Man With 10 DUI Convictions Pulled Over For DUI

    Montana Man With 10 DUI Convictions Pulled Over For DUI
    After allegedly sideswiping two police cars, a Montana man who already has 10 DUI convictions was pulled over for DUI. The man, Robert Orville Latray, had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.19 more than twice the legal limit. His DUI…
Rank this Week: 1156

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Vehicular Homicide via a DUI

    Vehicular Homicide via a DUI
    Legal Procedure When you or someone you love has been arrested for a criminal charge such as in a DUI accident that resulted in vehicular homicide (NRS 484), a criminal defense lawyer is needed who knows the legal statutes in Las Vegas and is…
  • Mar 29

    Criminal Defense in Tough Cases in Las Vega

    Criminal Defense in Tough Cases in Las Vega
    Cal Potter is an experienced criminal defense trial attorney who has successfully represented the accused and the injured for over 30 years. He is particularly skilled at challenging cases that appear to be leading toward destroying a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 388

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 235

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Man Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investor

    Man Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Xue Heu, 38, Modesto, California, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent real estate investment scheme wherein he gave investors fraudulent documents, such as grant deeds, HUD-1…
  • Mar 30

    Former Head Teller Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Scheme

    Former Head Teller Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Teresa Wieringo Humphries, 60, Madison Heights, Virginia, the former head teller of the Lynrocten Credit Union, Lynchburg, Virginia, was sentenced on federal embezzlement charges for her role in a scheme whereby she, and…
  • Mar 30

    Mortgage Fraudster Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence

    Mortgage Fraudster Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jonathan L. Herbert, 36, Lighthouse Point, Florida, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison for wire fraud concerning his bogus loan modification programs that duped struggling homeowners into sending their mortgage…
Rank this Week: 3

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 31

    Judy Clarke: How to Save a Life

    Judy Clarke: How to Save a Life
    Vanity Fair has an excellent new profile of Judy Clarke. My favorite line, and it is not an exaggeration: Her record defending the indefensible speaks for itself. Among those who want capital punishment abolished in this country, Judy…
  • Mar 30

    ISIS Releases Dabiq Issue #8

    ISIS Releases Dabiq Issue #8
    Issue #8 of the Islamic State's English magazine, Dabiq, has been released. The cover title says "Shari'ah Alone Will Rule Africa." You can download it here. As with prior issues, the last article is one by British hostage John…
  • Mar 30

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Time for a new open thread. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Mar 31

    Former Dallas Mayoral Candidate May Face Third-Degree Felony Charge over Graffiti

    Former Dallas Mayoral Candidate May Face Third-Degree Felony Charge over Graffiti
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Charges related to graffiti don’t often lead to jail time but a former Dallas mayoral candidate could face a third degree felony charge if he is accused of targeting monuments with significance to the lesbian and…
  • Mar 24

    Video of Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man by Dallas Police Reignites Debate About Police Force

    Video of Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man by Dallas Police Reignites Debate About Police Force
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Police shootings have never been far from the news headlines since the riots in Ferguson, MO last year. The fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer led to months of disturbances in Ferguson and the criminal…
  • Mar 17

    Homicides Spike in Small Texas Town of Longview

    Homicides Spike in Small Texas Town of Longview
    A spate of homicides in a small Texas town has led to an upsurge in media attention and probing questions about the police department. Recently, the Dallas Morning News reported how the East Texas town of Longview has recorded six homicides…
Rank this Week: 3324

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Mar 31

    Silk Road Investigators Charged With Money Laundering and Wire Fraud

    Silk Road Investigators Charged With Money Laundering and Wire Fraud
    From the New York Times:On the so-called dark web, drug dealing and other illicit sales have thrived in recent years, the authorities have said, through hidden websites like Silk Road and hard-to-trace digital currencies like…
  • Mar 30

    Kerr on The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria

    Kerr on The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria
    A while ago, I wrote about Adam Liptak's criticism of law reviews, and argued that Liptak's criticism lacked novelty. I also did some research into a quote by Chief Justice Roberts on law reviews. That quote is:Pick up a copy of any law…
  • Mar 27

    Ninth Circuit to Grant En Banc Review in Concealed Carry Case

    Ninth Circuit to Grant En Banc Review in Concealed Carry Case
    So reports the Los Angeles Times:A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider a decision that made it easier to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris had appealed the 2-1 decision in…
Rank this Week: 3304

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/
  • Mar 31

    Revised Sex Offender Flow Chart (March 2015 edition)

    Revised Sex Offender Flow Chart (March 2015 edition)
    It’s time to post an updated sex offender and monitoring flow chart. I was going to do it last week, but I’m glad I didn’t. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed North Carolina’s appellate courts…
  • Mar 30

    Drug Dogs and Checkpoint

    Drug Dogs and Checkpoint
    I’ve had several questions about the role of drug dogs at motor vehicle checkpoints. The details are below, but a quick summary of the law is as follows: (1) Officers can’t lawfully run drug dogs around every vehicle stopped at a…
  • Mar 27

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    195 new bills were filed in the North Carolina Senate yesterday, the deadline for filing new bills in that chamber this session. I haven’t reviewed all the new bills – or all the bills filed before yesterday, for that…
Rank this Week: 4644

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Florida Supreme Court: No Life Sentences for Juvenile

    Florida Supreme Court: No Life Sentences for Juvenile
    The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled all Florida juveniles convicted of homicide and sentenced automatically to life imprisonment must now be resentenced under a new law passed last year. The ruling addresses the issue of retroactivity…
  • Mar 27

    Green v. Florida - Officer Testimony in Drug Case Challenged

    Green v. Florida - Officer Testimony in Drug Case Challenged
    In the recent case of Green v. Florida, a man convicted of trafficking cocaine appealed on several grounds, most notably for the fact the court allowed officers to testify he was arrested in a high-crime neighborhood. Although the Fourth…
  • Mar 23

    DUI Manslaughter Arrest in Davie Crash Case

    DUI Manslaughter Arrest in Davie Crash Case
    For the death of a 6-year-old boy and injuring three others, a 20-year-old Davie man is facing serious felony charges that could send him to the prison for the next 35 years or more. According to news reports, the suspect, who was 19 at the…
Rank this Week: 1752

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3215

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL
    The story of former NYC police commissioner Bernie Kerik reads like a Shakespeare tragedy. An ultimate insider, vetted and nominated for a cabinet post in the Bush administration, Kerik ended up in a  federal prison for three…
  • Mar 29

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….
    The NY Times Magazine had a very informative article on the Colorado SuperMax prison and what solitary confinement does to an individual (it makes them go crazy). We strongly suggest you read it. The NY Times here also ponders the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 164

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Mar 31

    New SCOTUS Case Will Have Big Impact on Some Georgia Sex Offender

    New SCOTUS Case Will Have Big Impact on Some Georgia Sex Offender
    In a per curium opinion (pdf), the United States Supreme Court has held that the placement of a tracking device on a person is a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, even if the person is compelled for life to wear the device as…
  • Mar 30

    Does the Jury Have the Right to Know About Mandatory Minimums?

    Does the Jury Have the Right to Know About Mandatory Minimums?
    Jarvis Taylor was on trial for committing an armed robbery with an air gun. Because his prior criminal history included theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a tool for the commission of a crime, and aggravated assault for his…
  • Mar 23

    Study Shows that Few Have Counsel for Bond Hearing

    Study Shows that Few Have Counsel for Bond Hearing
    It’s a scene I have witnessed hundreds, if not thousands, of times. At a first appearance hearing, a magistrate judge calls the calendar as twenty or so inmates in orange or green jumpsuits are brought out chained to one another. The…
Rank this Week: 4505

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 31

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution
    Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, The Federal Asbestos Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL-875): Black Hole or New Paradigm?, 23 Widener L.J. 97 (2013).Linda MullenixHow many federal courts scholars can identify what is meant by the…
  • Mar 30

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination
    Phil Tiemeyer, Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013).Serena MayeriIn my employment discrimination course, I use Diaz v. Pan American Airlines (5th Cir. 1971), overturning Pan Am’s ban on…
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
Rank this Week: 322

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Better Call Saul? Almost, But Not Quite

    Better Call Saul? Almost, But Not Quite
    Looking for a realistic portrayal of the practice of law in a small firm? Then you had better call Saul, as in Saul Goodman, the fictional creation of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, creators of the new AMC series "Better Call Saul." A busy…
  • Mar 26

    Of Rats, Sinners and Trial Lawyer

    Of Rats, Sinners and Trial Lawyer
    I just lost a tough case and, as in any loss, I am bitter about it. My client faces 60 years for the shooting of a rival gang member in Hartford’s North End. We tried the case twice, the first time to a hung jury. On Monday, a jury…
  • Mar 25

    Straight Talk About War on Drug

    Straight Talk About War on Drug
    What if just about everything we think we know about the war on drugs is wrong? Start, for example, with the oft-repeated proposition that the war began in the 1970s, during the administration of Richard M. Nixon.Wrong. The war is far older,…
Rank this Week: 2051

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 534

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense law, including recent policy changes and supreme court rulings. By Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Justice System Punishment In The Toilet

    Justice System Punishment In The Toilet
     The Corrections system is Broken. Mandatory Minimum Sentences are a bad idea. Total Incarceration does not work. – So Says Two U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Two United States Supreme Court Justices, Stephen Breyer and Anthony…
  • Mar 5

    People v. LaValle

    People v. LaValle
    People v. LaValle | Facts of the Case Background On Sunday, May 31st 1997, Cynthia Quinn while taking her morning jog, allegedly found Stephen LaValle urinating by the side of the road and yelled at him. This action completely angered LaValle…
  • Mar 4

    Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd., 128 S. Ct. 1610 | Case Brief

    Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd., 128 S. Ct. 1610 | Case Brief
    CASE: Crawford v Marion County Election Board. 553 U.S . 181 (2008) FACTS: An Indiana statute of 2005 required voters voting in person to produce a photo ID on the election day. In case a voter failed to meet this requirement and wanted their…
Rank this Week: 1891

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/
  • Mar 30

    Lake Wales Motel Manager Accused of Video Voyeurism

    Lake Wales Motel Manager Accused of Video Voyeurism
    A 26-year-old Lake Wales motel manager is accused of video voyeurism. Police claim the man is the motel’s night office manager at the Budget Inn Motel and allegedly installed a camera in a guest’s bathroom. According to the arrest…
  • Mar 24

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Smearing Dog Feces on Neighbor

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Smearing Dog Feces on Neighbor
    A 57-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly smeared dog feces on a neighbor whose pet had defecated in the woman’s yard. The woman was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and was released Thursday from…
  • Mar 17

    Penn State Professor Arrested in Miami After Ranting on Plane

    Penn State Professor Arrested in Miami After Ranting on Plane
    A Penn State University associate sociology professor was arrested during a flight from Nicaragua to Miami on Saturday. Her onboard speech about U.S.-Venezuela relations apparently got her pulled off a flight in Miami. Authorities claim that…
Rank this Week: 1031