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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,…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)
    Section 15.02 of the Texas Penal Code makes criminal conspiracy a crime one level lower than the actual substantive offense. It states: "(a) A person commits criminal conspiracy if, with intent that a felony be committed: (1) he agrees with…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 3970

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/
  • Sep 7

    Michigan DUI - Jail, Counseling, or Neither?

    Michigan DUI - Jail, Counseling, or Neither?
    After more than 25 years as a Michigan DUI lawyer, I am intimately familiar with the concerns and fears people have as they face a drunk driving charge. Of course, everyone's biggest and worst fear after a DUI arrest is...
  • Sep 4

    Michigan Lawyer fee Schedule in Criminal, DUI and License Restoration Case

    Michigan Lawyer fee Schedule in Criminal, DUI and License Restoration Case
    A few days before this article was written, a fellow lawyer approached me as we were leaving a local Macomb County court and asked me about my policy of posting my legal fees on my website and on this blog....
  • Aug 31

    OWI 3rd Offense in Macomb County

    OWI 3rd Offense in Macomb County
    Facing a 3rd offense DUI in Michigan means facing a felony charge. It goes without saying that this is frightening, and there is no denying that a felony drunk driving charge is a big deal, but the intent of this...
Rank this Week: 3753

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Sep 4

    Law enforcement steps it up for Labor Day

    Law enforcement steps it up for Labor Day
    For the 6 days leading up to Labor Day, Georgia State Patrol and its counterparts in adjoining states step up "safety checks." This means if you are driving out of state for Labor Day or around then, better make sure your car is functioning…
  • Aug 19

    When to go to court over a ticket

    When to go to court over a ticket
    Many tickets do not require you to appear in court, some do. Sometimes you can hire a lawyer to appear for you. So the best answer is, "It depends." "Serious" traffic tickets require you to appear in court. The most common traffic tickets…
  • Aug 19

    How to contact lawyer Jessica Towne

    How to contact lawyer Jessica Towne
    I have an iPhone on me nearly all the time. I keep my appointments and court schedule on it; use it to communicate with my staff; and even to track the routes important documents take on their way from my office to a client or the…
Rank this Week: 4317

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/
  • Sep 4

    Two-vehicle crash on interstate 84 near milepost 46.

    Two-vehicle crash on interstate 84 near milepost 46.
    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.,…
  • Sep 3

    Three-vehicle Crash Westbound I-184 near Franklin Exit in Boise

    Three-vehicle Crash Westbound I-184 near Franklin Exit in Boise
    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.,…
  • Sep 3

    Single Vehicle rollover near Boise

    Single Vehicle rollover near Boise
    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: 607

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Sep 4

    Do you need to hire a San Antonio Speeding Ticket Attorney?

    Do you need to hire a San Antonio Speeding Ticket Attorney?
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA If you have a traffic ticket for speeding then you need an experienced San Antonio Speeding Ticket Attorney! You do not have to waste your time going to court. Let a San Antonio Speeding Ticket…
  • Aug 31

    College Football Tailgating Traffic Ticket

    College Football Tailgating Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA Make sure you do not get a Tailgating Traffic Ticket this weekend. This is the weekend College football returns. As teams begin chasing one of the spots in the College Football Playoff, make sure…
  • Aug 28

    San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer

    San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA If you have a San Antonio traffic ticket then you need an experienced San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer to save you time and money. What to do if you need a San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer. If…
Rank this Week: 4254

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Chicago Man Charged with Homicide after Woman’s Fetus Dies in Car Crash

    Chicago Man Charged with Homicide after Woman’s Fetus Dies in Car Crash
    A Chicago man is being held on $2 million bond and is being charged with reckless homicide of an unborn child, among other charges. Bail was set at $2 million Saturday for a man accused of causing a Northwest Side crash that seriously injured…
  • Sep 3

    Expungement of Sex Offenses in Illinoi

    Expungement of Sex Offenses in Illinoi
    Many people who have been convicted of a sex crime in Illinois wonder whether the offense can be expunged. There are limited circumstances in which this is possible, but it can occasionally be done. As each situation is different, it is…
  • Aug 28

    Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

    Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation
    Given the aging population and the struggles people face in today’s economy, more and more extended families are living together and caring for aging relatives. If you live with an aging parent or another loved one who is suffering from…
Rank this Week: 3294

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 4

    "Trademark Laundering, Useless Patents, and Other IP Challenges for the Marijuana Industry"

    "Trademark Laundering, Useless Patents, and Other IP Challenges for the Marijuana Industry"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Sam Kamin and Viva Moffat now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Marijuana law is changing rapidly in the United States today – since 1996, 23 states and the…
  • Sep 4

    Could (and will) women executives become dominant leaders in the marijuana industry?

    Could (and will) women executives become dominant leaders in the marijuana industry?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this recent lengthy Newsweek article headlined "Women in Weed: How Legal Marijuana Could Be the First Billion-Dollar Industry Not Dominated by Men." Here are excerpts: It seems…
  • Sep 3

    Noticing how "Pot legalization debate blurs the political lines" in Ohio

    Noticing how "Pot legalization debate blurs the political lines" in Ohio
    The quote in the title of this post comes from the headline of this new Cincinnati Enquirer article, which highlights some of the unique political dynamics that marijuana reform debates can sometimes engender. Here are excerpts: This year’s…
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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 568

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    The Kim Davis Presidential Litmus Test

    The Kim Davis Presidential Litmus Test
    I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.-- U.S. Constitution, Article Two,…
  • Sep 2

    Tell Me Why I Don't Like Military Monday

    Tell Me Why I Don't Like Military Monday
    What's with the Mets' camouflage uniforms and caps?  Given their excellent play of late I don't think it is in anticipation of a frontal assault by disgruntled fans.  And they aren't much of a running team, so I don't think it…
  • Aug 31

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother
    The Court:  We'll take up old business. Defense Counsel:  I wish to discuss the [constitutionality of the death penalty]   The Court:  Sit down, that's new business. No old business? Very well... We'll take up…
Rank this Week: 561

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 4

    Remarkable federal sentencing story pits prosecutors against each other

    Remarkable federal sentencing story pits prosecutors against each other
    A colleague alerted me to a remarkable and disconcerting federal sentencing story from the Carolinas, which is reviewed in this local piece headlined "Gang Leader Sought Prosecutor’s Murder: In spite of threat, her superiors sought a…
  • Sep 4

    "American Criminal Record Exceptionalism"

    "American Criminal Record Exceptionalism"
    The title of this post is the titel of this new paper by Kevin Lapp now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades, criminal records have proliferated and come to be more consequential than ever. James B....
  • Sep 3

    Julie Stewart of FAMM goes hard after Bill Otis for being "proven wrong time and time again"

    Julie Stewart of FAMM goes hard after Bill Otis for being "proven wrong time and time again"
    Regular readers know I often note and express respect for the work and writings of both former federal prosecutor Bill Otis, who now writes most regularly at Crime & Consequences, and Julie Stewart, who is the President and Founder of...
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Sep 4

    Town's sex offender bylaw unconstitutional

    Town's sex offender bylaw unconstitutional
    9-4-15 Massachusetts: AYER -- Town Administrator Robert Pontbriand delivered bad news to selectmen Tuesday night, stating that due to a recent ruling by the state's Supreme Judicial Court, Ayer's sex offender bylaw has been made…
  • Sep 3

    Guam sex offenders to get chemical castration

    Guam sex offenders to get chemical castration
    9-3-15 Guam: HAGATNA, Guam — The Guam Legislature Thursday narrowly passed a bill for the creation of a pilot program to chemically castrate convicted sex offenders. The Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act passed 8-7, according to a…
  • Aug 28

    License plate reader led police to man who killed reporter, cameraman

    License plate reader led police to man who killed reporter, cameraman
    8-28-15 Virginia: "As soon as it was entered, it came up with a positive hit." The man who authorities said infamously killed two Virginia television journalists Wednesday was tracked down by police via license plate reader…
Rank this Week: 23

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 4

    Shifting Burdens: Prawfs Take Note of Affirmative Consent Issue

    Shifting Burdens: Prawfs Take Note of Affirmative Consent Issue
    While lawprofs at Harvard (where Ted Cruz learned all about constitutional law) and Penn stood up when their respective schools sought to wiggle their way out of responsibility for establishing the star chamber, there has been remarkably…
  • Sep 4

    And The Winner Is . . . Screwed

    And The Winner Is . . . Screwed
    Dear Mr. Rodriguez: Congratulations! You were right, a traffic stop ends when the officer hands you the ticket, even if it’s just a warning. Done. Over.  He doesn’t get to then ask you for permission to search your car. He…
  • Sep 3

    But It Seemed Like A Good Idea

    But It Seemed Like A Good Idea
    Exhibit A: Q: You were handed this flyer at orientation? A: Yes. Q: So you knew that “if she has touched alcohol, do not touch her.” A: Yes. Q: You saw her put the bottle of beer to her lips? A: Yes. Q: You saw her drink from the…
Rank this Week: 49

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Abdul Basit: Death row delay for Pakistan paraplegic

    Abdul Basit: Death row delay for Pakistan paraplegic
    Source: BBC News (2 September 2015)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34128116Pakistani prison officials have missed Tuesday's court deadline to explain how they would hang a paraplegic man.Abdul Basit is paralysed from the waist down and…
  • Sep 4

    Court acquits man after controversial death penalty case

    Court acquits man after controversial death penalty case
    Source: Asia One (2 September 2015)http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/court-acquits-man-after-controversial-death-penalty-caseTAIPEI, Taiwan - A defendant in a controversial death penalty case was declared innocent after his ninth appeal…
  • Sep 4

    Panel favours abolishing death sentence in India

    Panel favours abolishing death sentence in India
    Source: New Straits Times (1 September 2015)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/panel-favours-abolishing-death-sentence-in-indiaA law panel tasked by India's Supreme Court to look into the death penalty has recommended that it be…
Rank this Week: 393

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    The Laptop, the Private Search and the 4th Amendment

    The Laptop, the Private Search and the 4th Amendment
    After Aron Lichtenberger was charged with possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography, he filed a motion to suppressevidence.  U.S. v. Lichtenberger, 786 F.3d 478 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit 2015).  The…
  • Sep 2

    Sexual Assault, the Guilty Plea and the Surveillance Video

    Sexual Assault, the Guilty Plea and the Surveillance Video
    Joseph Stevenson wascharged with numerous offenses relating to his sexual attacks of three women between 2007 and 2009. The evidence against him appeared to be strong, consisting of identifications by the women and a DNA match. The cases were…
  • Aug 31

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines an opinion issued in a case in which a woman – Chantay Sewell -- sued “her former boyfriend, . . . Phil Bernardin,” alleging that he “had gained access to her e-mail and Facebook accounts without her…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Sep 4

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    All eyes were on Houston this week, where Shannon Miles has been charged with murdering Deputy Darren Goforth. Miles allegedly approached Goforth from behind at a gas station and fired 15 rounds into the officer. This CNN story has the…
  • Sep 3

    Improper Equipment Fee Is Punitive, Must Go to School

    Improper Equipment Fee Is Punitive, Must Go to School
    The Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program took a hit this week in the court of appeals. In Richmond County Board of Education v. Cowell, about half of the money that comes into the program fund—the $50 fee for anyone found…
  • Sep 2

    Fake IDs and Criminal Consequence

    Fake IDs and Criminal Consequence
    Fake IDs were ever-present on campus when I was an undergraduate. There were several varieties: a “novelty” driver’s license obtained from a private vendor, a doctored version of the underage person’s real…
Rank this Week: 1686

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 69

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 3

    Divorce Lawyer Clandestinely Hypnotizes Female Client

    Divorce Lawyer Clandestinely Hypnotizes Female Client
    In a bizarre case out of Ohio, attorney Michael W. Fine, age 58, has been charged with numerous sexual offences arising from private appointments with a number of female clients, either in his office or in counsel rooms at the local…
  • Aug 31

    Lawyer Bills Clients for Time Spent Watching TV Reality Crime Show

    Lawyer Bills Clients for Time Spent Watching TV Reality Crime Show
    Network television is awash with hard-hitting, well-investigated true crime shows, including 48 Hours, Dateline, American Greed and others. I am a fan of true crime and enjoy all these programs, but I never once thought I could bill a client…
  • Aug 25

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court
    People tell lies, so-called “white” lies, they tell half-truths, they prevaricate, fabricate, distort, and tell “whoppers”, and they can, unless they are in a court of law or a government hearing where they are…
Rank this Week: 1127

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
  • Sep 3

    In Turkey, Journalists Targeted Once Again

    In Turkey, Journalists Targeted Once Again
    In Turkey, the crackdown on independent journalism continues.  Mehmet Baransu is remains in jail, apparently a victim of the government’s crackdown on the Gulen Movement. He is one of many journalists in Turkey who have been…
  • Sep 3

    Time to End the Refugee Shame

    Time to End the Refugee Shame
    By Gauri van Gulik, Deputy Europe Director at Amnesty International A solemn moment of silence. The world over, this is the traditional response when lives are cut short by tragedy. It has also been a common response to tragedies in ……
  • Sep 1

    10 Years After Katrina, Many New Orleans Residents Permanently Displaced

    10 Years After Katrina, Many New Orleans Residents Permanently Displaced
    In marking the 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina reached the Gulf shores, it is the actions of government authorities since the storm that have been nearly as catastrophic for residents of the Gulf Coast. As highlighted by…
Rank this Week: 29

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 3

    Let's Do the Right Kind of Sentencing Reform

    Let's Do the Right Kind of Sentencing Reform
    It's all true.  I favor sentencing reform.  Just not the kind that's being floated now.  I favor reform that will fix what's wrong with the system  --  an out-of-control regulatory state, bashing people and businesses…
  • Sep 3

    Are Sentencing "Reformers" Getting Worried?

    Are Sentencing "Reformers" Getting Worried?
    In Washington, DC, one way of gauging whether you're making any headway is by the intensity of the opposition .When the other side is confident, you pass unnoticed. When they feel it slipping away, things get a little more.........heated.I…
  • Sep 3

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Charleston Shooter to Face Death Penalty:  Prosecutors in South Carolina stated in court documents that the death penalty will be sought for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old man charged with the racially motivated massacre of nine black…
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Sep 3

    "Justice Dept. to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking"

    "Justice Dept. to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking"
    From The New York Times: The Justice Department will regularly require federal agents to seek warrants before using secretive equipment that can locate and track cellphones, the agency announced Thursday, the first regulations on an…
  • Sep 3

    "Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement"

    "Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement"
    The story is at Jurist: The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) [official website], in partnership with the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School[website] released [press release] a report [PDF] Wednesday…
  • Sep 3

    Westen on Retributive Desert as Fair Play

    Westen on Retributive Desert as Fair Play
    Peter K. Westen (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Retributive Desert as Fair Play (Kimberly Ferzan & Stephen Morse, Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Oxford: Oxford University Press,…
Rank this Week: 154

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Drug charges dropped after woman's false arrest airs on TV

    Drug charges dropped after woman's false arrest airs on TV
    With the popularity of so-called real life law enforcement shows, some police officers have been accused of taking things too far. According to some, when a camera is present, many cops will go to great lengths to ensure an arrest....
  • Aug 20

    Georgia police arrest man following domestic violence incident

    Georgia police arrest man following domestic violence incident
    Although domestic violence can have a profound impact on its victims, the effect on those accused of committing violent acts is often ignored, even if that individual has not been found guilty by a jury of his or peers. A...
  • Aug 6

    Young teen unable to post bond for criminal charge

    Young teen unable to post bond for criminal charge
    Despite a teenage boy's description as a young, panicked individual, a Georgia judge denied setting bond for the 16-year-old defendant. Facing criminal charges for the death of a 19-year-old, the prosecution claimed that they were worried the…
Rank this Week: 3061

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Car Burglary Arrests in Madison

    Car Burglary Arrests in Madison
    Earlier this week, at least four people have been arrested in connection with recent car burglaries in Madison. According to WJTV News Channel 12, many of the burglaries happened in the Cypress Lake and Reunion subdivisions. Law enforcement…
  • Sep 3

    School Bus Crash in Hinds County

    School Bus Crash in Hinds County
    On Thursday morning, a Hinds County School District school bus was involved in a crash. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the two-vehicle wreck happened on Dulaney Road in Hinds County. Although very few details have been released, everybody…
  • Aug 27

    Injury Crash in Vicksburg

    Injury Crash in Vicksburg
    Earlier this week, at least one person was injured in a crash in Vicksburg. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the two-car crash happened at the intersection of Highway 80 and Mt. Alban Road. Although very few details about the collision have…
Rank this Week: 3490

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Sep 3

    PRESS RELEASE – BEST LEGAL BLOG CONTEST FINALISTS

    PRESS RELEASE – BEST LEGAL BLOG CONTEST FINALISTS
    For Immediate Release  Contact: Hon. Alan F. Pendleton, 763-498-1508, alan.pendleton@courts.state.mn.us; 763-498-1508; Judge Pendleton’s “Judicial Training & Education Blog” Has Been Nominated for The Expert…
  • Aug 27

    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY – Unable to Recall Facts (15-16)

    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY – Unable to Recall Facts (15-16)
    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY: A Norgaard Plea is a procedure that governs situations where a defendant wants to enter a plea of guilty (usually in order to take advantage of a plea agreement) but is unable to recall facts due … Continue…
  • Aug 19

    FINAL REQUEST FOR HELP – FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE THE BLOG

    FINAL REQUEST FOR HELP – FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE THE BLOG
    Dear Friends and Loyal Readers of the Judicial Training & Education Blog, The deadline for nominating the Blog is this Friday, August 21. Acceptance into the competition depends on how many nominations each blog receives. I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 875

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    "HUCKLEBERRY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE" DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION

    "HUCKLEBERRY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE" DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION
    UPDATE:  The jail house door has slammed behind Ms. Davis as she is found in contempt of court.  The bottom line: don't openly defy a federal judge, unless you are ready for 3 hots and a cot.Ms. Davis is described as being in…
  • Sep 2

    AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

    AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
    UPDATE WARREN SCHWARTZ: We've heard that long time REGJB fixture Warren Schwartz had some unexpected surgery today, but that he is doing fine and resting comfortably. We are sure all of our readers join in wishing him a speedy…
  • Aug 31

    REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO

    REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO
    DRAFT UPDATE (yawn) 9pm tonight? Let us know. Rain storm Erika. Ground Zero. Wet leaves scattered everywhere. The gardner will be upset. Neighbor has a tree branch down. Uhho. Channel seven news van comes screeching…
Rank this Week: 95

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    St Louis Traffic Tickets: How Do I Find Out The Reason Why My Driver’s License Has Been Suspended?

    St Louis Traffic Tickets: How Do I Find Out The Reason Why My Driver’s License Has Been Suspended?
    ONLY $185 FOR DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED TICKETS IN ST LOUIS The easiest way to learn the reason for why your driving privileges have been suspended is to simply give the Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This department can identify…
  • Aug 27

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Can A Municipality Charge Me With A Felony?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Can A Municipality Charge Me With A Felony?
    AS LOW AS $750 FOR CERTAIN ST LOUIS FELONIES No, a municipality within the St Louis area does not have the authority to charge you with a felony. They are limited to misdemeanors and simple infractions. The only two governmental entities that…
  • Aug 25

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Is It Possible To Work Out A Plea Agreement On A Felony?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Is It Possible To Work Out A Plea Agreement On A Felony?
    AS LOW AS $750 FOR CERTAIN ST LOUIS FELONIES Yes, it is. And when such a deal can be made, then the whole matter can end there. But sometimes a plea agreement cannot be worked out (or perhaps the deal that the prosecutor is offering is so bad…
Rank this Week: 4371

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 333

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/
  • Sep 3

    Privilege and Internal Investigation

    Privilege and Internal Investigation
    Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal ran an interesting story about several cases in which U.S. courts refused to recognize the attorney-client privilege for communications between in-house counsel and overseas companies. The article…
  • Aug 26

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable
    Once again, the ABA Criminal Justice Section Academics Committee will host work-in-progress roundtables at the annual Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute in Washington, DC. The roundtables will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from…
  • Aug 13

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid
    Guest Bloggers - Peter Hardy, Abe Rein and Carolyn Kendall On Wednesday, Judge Berman of the Southern District of New York issued an order preliminarily enjoining the SEC from pursuing an administrative proceeding – an in-house trial before…
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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Sep 3

    We Still Need Your Vote to Win!

    We Still Need Your Vote to Win!
    Thanks to each of you who nominated our blog for the Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest. If you have not voted, you can cast your vote on the bottom of this page for the finals.  If you have voted, we would really…
  • Aug 27

    “15” Ways to avoid being a Victim of Police Brutality

    “15” Ways to avoid being a Victim of Police Brutality
    Part I of II Introduction This collaborative two part series was inspired by my friend and colleague, Eyitayo Ogunyemi, LL.B, B.L, Attorney and Human Rights Advocate in Lagos, Nigeria. This is part I of II which applies to Phoenix, AZ…
  • Aug 3

    Does Marijuana Odor Constitute Probable in Arizona? Yes…and No.

    Does Marijuana Odor Constitute Probable in Arizona? Yes…and No.
    Why Two Appeals Court Rulings Contrasted: Justices Review Effects of AMMA on Marijuana Odor on Probable Cause. In late July, two different Appeals Courts in Arizona released contrasting opinions involving appeals to dismiss the Marijuana…
Rank this Week: 3360

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 885

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 3

    How Bail Work

    How Bail Work
    Getting arrested and accused of committing a crime is stressful. It can make you feel embarrassed, shocked, and dumbfounded that things could go so far, even when you haven't done anything wrong. Unfortunately, the process of being arrested…
  • Aug 27

    Culpable States of Mind - Negligence

    Culpable States of Mind - Negligence
    Maine's criminal laws are almost always interested in what was going through your mind, when you're accused of committing a crime. What you were thinking is a crucial element of many crimes in the state, and having what is called a…
  • Aug 26

    Culpable States of Mind - Recklessne

    Culpable States of Mind - Recklessne
    When they were writing criminal laws, lawmakers determined that what was going through a person's mind should be a crucial element in determining how serious of a crime they were committing, or even if they were committing a crime, at all.…
Rank this Week: 3849

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Northampton Man Charged With Trying to Kill Daughter With Drain Cleaner

    Northampton Man Charged With Trying to Kill Daughter With Drain Cleaner
    A man from Northampton, Massachusetts is facing charges for allegedly trying to poison and kill his sickly 7 year old daughter with drain cleaner. Reports have indicated that the young girl has been suffering from an illness for an unnamed…
  • Sep 2

    Teenage Girl Who Encouraged Boyfriend to Kill Himself – Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

    Teenage Girl Who Encouraged Boyfriend to Kill Himself – Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
    A teenager from Plainville, Massachusetts is being charged with involuntary manslaughter following the disturbing discovery of text messages she exchanged with her boyfriend before his suicide in July of 2014. Michelle Carter allegedly…
  • Sep 1

    Middlesex County DA Drops Murder Charges Against Irish Nanny

    Middlesex County DA Drops Murder Charges Against Irish Nanny
    A woman who had been accused of murder in the death of a one year old child has had the charges against her dropped after spending over two years in jail. Aisling Brady McCarthy, an Irish nanny, had been arrested following the death of one…
Rank this Week: 549

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    FDLE agent gets five-day suspension, already served, in mortgage case

    FDLE agent gets five-day suspension, already served, in mortgage case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kathy Smith, a Key West-based Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent who had been suspended with pay since November 2014 following allegations of mortgage fraud, received a five-day suspension without pay from Aug.…
  • Sep 3

    Guilty Plea in Alabama Foreclosure Bid-Rigging Case

    Guilty Plea in Alabama Foreclosure Bid-Rigging Case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael P. Barbour, a southern Alabama business man pled guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in southern Alabama.  Barbour admitted to…
  • Sep 3

    Father and Son Indicted Short Sale Buy-Back Scheme

    Father and Son Indicted Short Sale Buy-Back Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. George Bussanich Sr., 56, Park Ridge, New Jersey, and his son, George Bussanich Jr., 35, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, were arrested for engaging in a short sale buy-back scheme that used straw buyers and…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Sep 3

    Incorrect Hearsay Ruling Leads to Sexual Assault Conviction Being Overturned

    Incorrect Hearsay Ruling Leads to Sexual Assault Conviction Being Overturned
    Often, winning a criminal trial involves going beyond facts and criminal laws to understanding and using the rules of evidence. The best evidence in the world is useless if it can't be out before a jury. In a recent case, a significant…
  • Aug 27

    Listing Sexual Offenses on University Transcripts Raises Constitutional Question

    Listing Sexual Offenses on University Transcripts Raises Constitutional Question
    When convicted of a sexual assault crime, it should come as no surprise that one of the possible penalties could include being listed as a sexual offender on a public registry. To end up on such a list, a defendant likely had to plead guilty…
  • Aug 21

    Restoration of Voting Rights Can Have Positive Effect on Convicted Felon

    Restoration of Voting Rights Can Have Positive Effect on Convicted Felon
    Amid the fight over Maryland's drug laws, the Governor's veto of them, and the fight to overturn that veto, something else was vetoed by the Governor: The right for convicted felons to vote. The issue is becoming a hot topic nationally. In…
Rank this Week: 4122

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Sep 3

    SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

    SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
    The WSJ’s Jess Bravin reported (sub. req.) that 100,000 prisoners in state and federal prison are being detained in solitary confinement. According to the article, that is about 6% of the U.S. Prison population. Solitary confinement…
  • Sep 2

    INCRIMINATING ACRONYMS

    INCRIMINATING ACRONYMS
    Bloomberg News is reporting that federal investigators use the “Control-F” function on computers to search for acronyms on recovered emails to look for suspicious activity for people suspected of insider trading. The acronyms…
  • May 21

    Attorney Correspondence

    Attorney Correspondence
    Henry Alford wrote an excellent article in the New York Times last week called “The Tyranny of Constant Contact.” It’s a must read on the social etiquette involved in being on  social media (i.e., checking Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 2505

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pinellas woman arrested, turns one bad decision into two

    Pinellas woman arrested, turns one bad decision into two
    Our fair state and our county gets another national nod as the New York Daily News writes up a brief story about a woman who was arrested for driving under the influence as well as possession of a controlled substance.  Perhaps…
  • Aug 28

    Why you need to hire your lawyer before charges are filed

    Why you need to hire your lawyer before charges are filed
    One of the most common mistakes we come across is when people are first arrested.  Many people make the mistake of waiting until their first court date before hiring a criminal defense lawyer.  They figure that once they are…
  • Aug 20

    Recommended disbarment for Bubba the Love Sponge lawyer

    Recommended disbarment for Bubba the Love Sponge lawyer
    We have previously blogged about the now infamous DUI set-up during a civil trial involving two Tampa Bay area DJ s.  We then blogged about the possible punishment and the aftermath.  Now there is word coming down that the Florida…
Rank this Week: 3750

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 3

    Thursday. Open thread

    Thursday. Open thread
    Here is a new open thread. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    I have a list of 50 or so things to do before I move. I'm on number 3. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. I dumped the spam from the last week. I'll try to check it every night. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 2

    Not Your Average Narcos Review

    Not Your Average Narcos Review
    Did anyone watch "Narcos?" I was not impressed. They should have named it "Narcs" -- it's the story of two U.S. drug agents helping Colombia nab Escobar. It's not the story of Esobar, it's the agents' story, and it's got some... [[ This is a…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Sep 3

    End of an Era: Rissie Owens replaced as parole board chair

    End of an Era: Rissie Owens replaced as parole board chair
    There was a time when Rissie Owens and her husband Ed were the ultimate Texas prison power couple. He ran TDCJ's institutional division overseeing all Texas prison units and she chaired the parole board which decided how full those prisons…
  • Sep 2

    An under-celebrated holiday

    An under-celebrated holiday
    Apparently today is National Grits for Breakfast Day, I learned via Twitter.  All recipes (e.g., see here and here) and no criminal-justice policy, but still, I'll take it.Image via La Comida de Clary
  • Sep 2

    Recommendations from Sandra Bland legislative hearing

    Recommendations from Sandra Bland legislative hearing
    Check out this compilation of legislative recommendations submitted to the Texas House County Affairs Committee during their July 30 hearing regarding the Sandra Bland episode. Via the Texas Association of Counties. My own suggestions were…
Rank this Week: 40

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Sep 3

    Is John Scalzi a Rapist?

    Is John Scalzi a Rapist?
    A recent book entitled "John Scalzi is a Rapist" was pulled from Amazon's ebook store after John Scalzi used his considerable connections as a best-selling author to have it removed. Scalzi has previously threatened legal action,…
  • Aug 10

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla
    I'm not a political junkie who sits around watching CNN or FoxNews. I don't know who the big names or personalities are, and I don't care. For the most part politics are reality TV for men - part wish fulfillment, part distraction from a life…
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
Rank this Week: 224

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4938

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/
  • Sep 3

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne
    Tracey Lindberg, Birdie (2015).Val NapoleonI have thought about Tracey Lindberg’s novel, Birdie every day since I read it.1 The novel is an irreverent, evocative, funny, and hard-hitting book that causes me to think and ask questions…
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
Rank this Week: 1081

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Looking at the Frequency of U.S. DUI Offense

    Looking at the Frequency of U.S. DUI Offense
    We see many campaigns designed to curb drunk driving. These are often associated with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The advocacy group has been lobbying across the country for tougher drunk driving penalties and a reduced legal…
  • Aug 30

    Birmingham Officials Want Uber to Help Curb DUI Arrest

    Birmingham Officials Want Uber to Help Curb DUI Arrest
    Officials in Birmingham are hoping the ride-sharing company Uber - and others like it - could help reduce the number of DUI arrests, crashes and related injuries and deaths in the city. For those who have not been to a city where Uber is…
  • Aug 30

    Alabama Man Arrested for Fatal DUI Accident

    Alabama Man Arrested for Fatal DUI Accident
    Drunk driving arrests that involve serious personal injury or death are punished more severely than DUI offenses in which there was no accident. While the conduct is the same - a person gets behind the wheel when intoxicated - the end result…
Rank this Week: 4818

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Choosing Not to Testify in a Massachusetts OUI Trial

    Choosing Not to Testify in a Massachusetts OUI Trial
    In Commonwealth v. Botelho, the defendant appealed after being convicted of a second offense OUI. The only issue before the jury at trial was whether he was drunk at the time of the collision or whether his demeanor arose out of his hearing…
  • Aug 17

    Motion to Suppress Breathalyzer Test Results in Massachusetts OUI

    Motion to Suppress Breathalyzer Test Results in Massachusetts OUI
    In Commonwealth v. Cormier, the defendant was arrested for an OUI and speeding in 2012. He agreed to take a Breathalyzer test. The results of the test showed he was above the statutory limit for alcohol consumption. During discovery, the…
  • Aug 5

    Breaking and Entering in Massachusett

    Breaking and Entering in Massachusett
    Breaking and entering is a crime under G. L. c. 266, § 18. The law defines breaking and entering as the act of entering a dwelling at night or a building, ship, or motor vehicle during the day with the intent to commit a felony. It can…
Rank this Week: 4765

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1104

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    What Are The Penalties For Underage DUI In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For Underage DUI In New Jersey?
    Underage drivers who are caught operating a vehicle while intoxicated face similar problems that adult drunk drivers do, including loss of license, fines, and programming through New Jersey’s Intoxicated Driver Resource Centers. Read…
  • Sep 2

    Can My Kid Go To Jail For An Underage DUI In New Jersey?

    Can My Kid Go To Jail For An Underage DUI In New Jersey?
    No, a DUI charge against an underage driver in New Jersey won’t result in jail time. While not a desirable situation, underage DUIs are relatively common in the state, and the penalties for driving drunk are meant to make a significant…
  • Aug 27

    Can An Underage Driver Be Charged As An Adult For DUI In New Jersey?

    Can An Underage Driver Be Charged As An Adult For DUI In New Jersey?
    Yes, when a driver under the age of 21 is arrested for DUI and has a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, they will be charged with DUI as an adult. Read More
Rank this Week: 2887

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/
  • Sep 2

    2015.73: Opportunist Dan Patrick and the Goforth Murder

    2015.73: Opportunist Dan Patrick and the Goforth Murder
    Yesterday, as those of you who follow me on The Twitter Machine know, I had jury duty. I didn’t get picked, of course—in fact, didn’t even make it to the courtroom. But I did learn some things, about which I ……
  • Aug 31

    2015.72: Black Lives, Cop Lives, Dangerous Rhetoric

    2015.72: Black Lives, Cop Lives, Dangerous Rhetoric
    Black lives matter. This is not to say that other lives don’t matter. It’s gertruding, sorta. Saying “black lives matter” calls attention to the question of whether black lives matter like white lives matter.…
  • Aug 28

    2015.71: The Judo Lesson

    2015.71: The Judo Lesson
    My oldest child and I were standing at the meat counter. I bumped him sideways with my shoulder. Not enough to knock him over, just enough for him to notice. He retaliated with a little more velocity (because teenager, plus … Continue…
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