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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    CPL 60.42...cont

    CPL 60.42...cont
    In this case, defendant is statutorily determined to be a sex offender in New York, so no comparison of the statutes is required. That is because the provision that applies to his conviction is section 168-a (2) (d) (ii), not...
  • Aug 29

    United States v. Salerno...cont

    United States v. Salerno...cont
    The Court thus finds, as did the Southern District of New York in MHLS–I and MHLS–II, that a substantial liberty interest is implicated by the operation of the mandatory confinement provisions of MHL § 10.06(k). Accordingly, Respondent…
  • Aug 28

    Miranda warnings...cont

    Miranda warnings...cont
    When a criminal defendant is in police custody and after the Miranda warnings have been given to him, a heavy burden is cast upon a State to establish not only an understanding of his constitutional rights, but also that...
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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 29

    Mauro on Supreme Court Clerk Reorganization

    Mauro on Supreme Court Clerk Reorganization
    Tony Mauro has this article at National Law Journal (registration required) on the reorganization of the Supreme Court Clerk's office, previously noted here.Jordan "Danny" Bickell will serve in the new position of deputy clerk for practice…
  • Aug 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Killer to be Re-Sentenced: A New Hampshire man convicted and sentenced to life without parole (LWOP) for murdering two college professors when he was 17-years-old, is scheduled to be re-sentenced after the state's Supreme Court…
  • Aug 29

    The Victims of "Smart Sentencing"

    The Victims of "Smart Sentencing"
    Over most of the past decade liberal groups, which originally opposed and have for years sought to eliminate the so-called  "harsh" habitual criminal sentencing policies adopted in the 80s and 90s, have launched collaborative efforts…
Rank this Week: 171

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 29

    Pentagon Says Cost of Current Iraqi Operations is $7.5 Mil a Day

    Pentagon Says Cost of Current Iraqi Operations is $7.5 Mil a Day
    Via Reuters, we have been spending $7.5 million a day in Iraq since mid-June. That's a total to date of about $532 million. U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they…
  • Aug 29

    ISIS Explains Killing of Foley and al-Sheitaat Tribe Member

    ISIS Explains Killing of Foley and al-Sheitaat Tribe Member
    ISIS has released the third edition of its Dabiq Magazine. This issue addresses the killing of journalist James Foley and the al-Sheitaat tribe members. You can read it here. On the tribe members: These clans were left armed after…
  • Aug 28

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Here's an 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

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence

    Fisher, Faigman & Appelbaum on Psychiatric Evidence
    Carl E. Fisher , David L. Faigman and Paul S. Appelbaum (Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital , University of California Hastings College of the Law and Columbia University) have posted Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric…
  • Aug 29

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law

    Steel on Social Context and Teaching Criminal Law
    Alex Steel (University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law) has posted Broader Social Context as a Lens for Learning: Teaching Criminal Law (Disciplines : the lenses of learning. Ed. Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood. Common Ground…
  • Aug 28

    "This is your federalism on drugs"

    "This is your federalism on drugs"
    Jonathan Adler has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted to cut off Drug Enforcement Administration funding for raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where medical…
Rank this Week: 60

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Drivers Beware: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled in The Keys Labor Day Weekend

    Drivers Beware: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled in The Keys Labor Day Weekend
    Planning a trip to Key West for the holiday? There will be a DUI checkpoint on Stock Island, according to reports. As most Florida drivers know, there can be huge traffic delays in the Florida Keys if there is a crash on U.S. 1, which is the…
  • Aug 20

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case
    Pop star Justin Bieber has agreed to a plea deal following a DUI arrest in Miami, Florida earlier this year, which will not include serving any jail time. In exchange for pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, the state…
  • Aug 14

    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Starts August 15

    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Starts August 15
    Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. For many people, that means an extra day off work, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting with friends and family and the unofficial end of summer. However, with the good comes the bad and…
Rank this Week: 2142

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense
    This blog is based upon our experience representing clients that are charged with multiple criminal offenses. Multiple criminal offenses may be brought even when there is a single intent involved. When confronted with multiple criminal…
  • Mar 11

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender
    A recent storyline on the Shotime series 'Shameless' has focused on the show's protagonist being charged with a crime for the first time. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless' lead played brilliantly by Emmy Rossum, is charged with narcotic possession…
  • Jan 21

    Everything that you wanted to Know about the HYTA Law in Michigan

    Everything that you wanted to Know about the HYTA Law in Michigan
    In Michigan, the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, commonly known as HYTA, is covered by statute, MCL 762.11. The essence of HYTA is that it allows for dismissal of eligible criminal offenses committed by youthful offenders. This statute applies…
Rank this Week: 1685

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 3081

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/
  • Aug 29

    Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For Drunk Driving

    Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For Drunk Driving
    A recent story from 7KTVB discusses how an Idaho man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for drunk driving. The 42-year-old man was convicted of felony DUI. He is eligible for parole in 10 years but could spend the rest of his life…
  • Aug 25

    Parents: Behind the Wheel, Do as I Say, Not as I Do

    Parents: Behind the Wheel, Do as I Say, Not as I Do
    According to a recent article in the Worcester Telegram, parents routinely engage in the exact dangerous driving habits they warn their kids against - including driving while intoxicated. Research done by a Boston-based insurance company…
  • Aug 21

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Saugus, Massachusetts Home

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Saugus, Massachusetts Home
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers know that an alcohol-related crash can result in significant property damage in addition to personal injury. According to a recent story from WBZ, an alleged drunk driver lost control of his car and…
Rank this Week: 1176

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Aug 29

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi
    Recently, Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey paid a visit to Illinois law enforcement officers to discuss FBI priorities in the region. According to news coverage on the subject, he said that stopping violent crime and…
  • Aug 26

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?

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

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law
    As you may have noticed, bicycle use is becoming more prevalent throughout the streets of Illinois. This means that motorists must become more mindful about sharing roadways with two-wheeled counterparts. Nonetheless, many bicyclists and…
Rank this Week: 4518

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day Holiday DUI Arrests Anticipated

    Labor Day Holiday DUI Arrests Anticipated
    Every summer, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department launches their “Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI mobilization” in an effort to minimize the number of people who get behind the wheel after drinking.  The campaign…
  • May 27

    Finding A Good, Experienced DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County California

    Finding A Good, Experienced DUI Defense Attorney In Orange County California
    If you have been arrested for DUI in Orange County, California, you need a lawyer who can protect your rights and who will make sure that your rights are not violated. Orange County is considered very strict when it comes to driving under…
  • May 9

    The DMV Suspension Of Your Driving Privilege

    The DMV Suspension Of Your Driving Privilege
    Anyone who is arrested for driving under the influence faces the possibility that his or her driving privilege will be suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles. So, not only will you have to defend your case in Court, you will also have…
Rank this Week: 754

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Detective arrested in St. Johns County prostitution sting

    Detective arrested in St. Johns County prostitution sting
    A Palatka police detective was arrested this month, caught in an undercover prostitution sting in St. Johns County. Police used Internet ads and discussions to have conversations with both men and women looking to either pay for or be paid…
  • Aug 25

    Jury rejects manslaughter charge, instead convicts man of battery in deadly fight

    Jury rejects manslaughter charge, instead convicts man of battery in deadly fight
    A jury did not find enough evidence to convict a man of manslaughter in the death of another partygoer, but instead found him guilty of a lesser charge of felony battery. The man was accused of punching another man repeatedly while the man…
  • Aug 22

    Nassau County deputies conduct drug-related search, find stolen property

    Nassau County deputies conduct drug-related search, find stolen property
    Police in Nassau County started an investigation after spotting marijuana plants in the yard, and then found several stolen vehicles behind the home. Three trailers, a truck, a boat, a jet ski and construction equipment were all found in the…
Rank this Week: 838

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 29

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)
    Kansas City Area DUICheckpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition) Labor Day Weekend 2014 is upon us, and that means the Police will be out in force. There are numerous agencies running DUI enforcement this weekend. Here's what we…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14 Here's what we know so far: 1. Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. has announced that they will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Overland Park Friday, July 18th, 2014 with the assistance…
  • Jun 13

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14 Going to be a VERY ACTIVE weekend around the KC Metro area. Here's what we know so far: 1. Kansas City, Missouri Police Dept. has announced that they will have 2, yes 2 DUI…
Rank this Week: 1904

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California
    A grove of marijuana plants was found a few weeks ago by Orange County Parks Personnel, which they believe had been growing for quite some time. The grove was discovered very close to a “really nice residential area”, which is…
  • May 19

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law
    St. Paul, Minn has a new bill that may someday make it's way to California. It is called the criminal records expungement bill. The bill will allow those convicted of misdemeanors and some low-level felonies, to get their criminal records…
  • May 12

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California
    The crime of kidnapping is defined as the use of force or fear to take a person and move him or her, a substantial distance. If convicted of kidnapping, the penalty can be up to 8 years in State Prison, or more if: 1) The victim was injured…
Rank this Week: 521

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 29

    How Race-Based IQ Handicapping Led To A Man’s Execution

    How Race-Based IQ Handicapping Led To A Man’s Execution
    That's the title of commentary by attorney Ian Smith at the Daily Caller. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Although the case of Hernandez v. Stephens was one of thousands denied review by the Supreme Court this past term, that...
  • Aug 29

    An Update From North Carolina

    An Update From North Carolina
    "Buie hearing set for Tuesday; Judge will make call on new trial or freedom," is by Sarah Willets in today's Robesonian. District Attorney Johnson Britt is prepared to turn over to a judge the fate of two men who have...
  • Aug 29

    Christian Science Monitor with James Liebman

    Christian Science Monitor with James Liebman
    "'The Wrong Carlos': Was an innocent man executed?" features a Q&A with principal author James Liebman, at the Christian Science Monitor. It's by Randy Dotinga. By design, this book is not a masterpiece of storytelling. It won't keep…
Rank this Week: 16

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Do You Have to “Friend” Your Probation Officer?

    Do You Have to “Friend” Your Probation Officer?
    Probation officers in California can now use social media to track and monitor you if you are on probation. Do you think this is a reasonable law?
  • Aug 27

    California’s New Cybercrime Law

    California’s New Cybercrime Law
    As technology continues to become more advanced, new laws are required to be put into effect in order to protect our citizens. Do you think the government is doing enough to prevent cybercrime in California?
  • Aug 25

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration
    California governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new state budget that is prioritizing rehabilitation for criminal offenders rather than sending them back to jail.
Rank this Week: 643

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Aug 29

    Weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye

    Weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye
    For this weekend: cocktails, World War I, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Marvin Gaye. From Saveur, warm-weather whiskey cocktails.  Some of the drinks sound good.  All of the photos are cool: From the folks at Garden & Gun…
  • Aug 15

    Lauren Bacall and The Big Sleep: Noir Film, White Collar, Cocktail

    Lauren Bacall and The Big Sleep: Noir Film, White Collar, Cocktail
    The recent outpouring of remembrances of and praise for the late comedian and actor Robin Williams is understandable and commendable, but the deluge seems to have somewhat submerged most thoughtful notice of the passing of Lauren Bacall this…
  • Aug 14

    Liz and Literacy

    Liz and Literacy
    This note is not about white-collar crime.  It’s something much better.  The story of my colleague, Liz Huntley:  
Rank this Week: 1876

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
Rank this Week: 45

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 108

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Aug 29

    AZ BREAKING NEWS: Bryan Hulsey Sentenced to Death for Murder of Glendale Officer

    AZ BREAKING NEWS: Bryan Hulsey Sentenced to Death for Murder of Glendale Officer
    A jury in the Maricopa County Superior Court came to a conclusion after weighing evidence for three days. Bryan Hulsey was found guilty in the murder of Glendale Police Officer Anthony Holly, and he has been sentenced to death. This case has…
  • Aug 27

    Sarah Silverman’s ‘Liquid Pot’ at the Emmy

    Sarah Silverman’s ‘Liquid Pot’ at the Emmy
    This year the Emmys introduced many new things, from fashion to the new mani and clutch cam. But the product viewers may have been most surprised to see was liquid pot. Sarah Silverman While on the Emmys red carpet Monday, Sarah Silverman…
  • Aug 25

    Tempe Police Begin “Safe & Sober” Campaign as ASU Fall Semester Commence

    Tempe Police Begin “Safe & Sober” Campaign as ASU Fall Semester Commence
    As classes start again for ASU students, Tempe Police begin their new “Safe & Sober Campaign” to prevent unnecessary, unwanted, and generally irresponsible behavior around campus. During the past few semesters, ASU has made…
Rank this Week: 2319

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1087

New York DWI Attorneys Blog

New York DWI Attorneys Blog

Covers DWI / DUI / DWAI cases. By the Law Offices of Carl Spector and Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3402

New York DWI/DUI Blog

New York DWI/DUI Blog

By Carl Spector.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/
Rank this Week: 3734

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/
  • Aug 29

    Kettering OVI Checkpoint Tonight! (Aug. 29, 2014)

    Kettering OVI Checkpoint Tonight! (Aug. 29, 2014)
    Kettering OVI checkpoint tonight! The Kettering Police Department will conduct an OVI sobriety checkpoint Friday night from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at the 1000 block of East Dorothy Lane.  The OVI checkpoint will be accompanied…
  • Aug 29

    DUI Law: What Did SCOTUS Say In Missouri v. McNeely

    DUI Law: What Did SCOTUS Say In Missouri v. McNeely
    If you have been following developments in DUI law, you have no doubt heard about the United States Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552 (2013).  The case deals with when, and under what circumstances the…
  • Aug 27

    Ohio DUI Law R.C 4511.19(A)(2) “a codified dilema”

    Ohio DUI Law R.C 4511.19(A)(2) “a codified dilema”
    Ohio DUI law R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) enhances the penalty for a motorist who, having been convicted once in the last six (6) years, after having been arrested, refuses to take a blood, breath or urine test.  In State v. Hoover,173 Ohio…
Rank this Week: 2033

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 2411

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 29

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court

    Massachusetts at Forefront of Reforming Treatment of Eyewitness Identification Evidence in Court
    By Eric Pilch, Paralegal, Strategic LitigationToday's Innocence Blog features a post by guest blogger Eric Pilch, who works for the Innocence Project's Strategic Litigation Department, identifying promising test cases, evaluating case…
  • Aug 28

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court
    The Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court is scheduled to hear from defense attorneys next month about adopting changes in the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries. The Boston Globe reported that four cases will be…
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly three years ago, Michael Williams was exonerated of second-degree murder in Louisiana. According to the American Lawyer, Williams is now seeking compensation from New Orleans and the state for the more than 15 years he spent in prison…
Rank this Week: 729

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Ferguson and Spokeo

    Ferguson and Spokeo
    Rejecting the notion, floated by some so-called "progressives" and members of the Congressional Black Caucus that we need a Police Czar to prevent what happened to Michael Brown.  Or maybe what happened afterwards.  You know, to…
  • Aug 17

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law
    What should he do if it's true?  If he actually beat his wife?That's what Judge Kopf asks at his blog, Hercules and the Umpire.  He's asking about Mark Fuller. That's The Honorable Mark Fuller, Judge of the United States District…
  • Aug 15

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri
    The Mets are going nowhere fast.  Terry Collins, the manager, said the other day that he expects them to be in the post-season.  Either he was either lying or he's delusional.  The team (and I'm trying to be gentle about this)…
Rank this Week: 752

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Stacking Scheme

    Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Stacking Scheme
    Charles Patrick Gahan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, a real estate developer, was indicted on August 26, 2014, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting financial institutions for his role in a mortgage stacking scheme wherein he…
  • Aug 29

    10 Indicted for $50M Scam Involving Federally Insured Mortgage

    10 Indicted for $50M Scam Involving Federally Insured Mortgage
    The owner of a Florida mortgage company, seven employees of the company and two real estate developers were indicted in the Southern District of Florida in connection with an alleged $50 million mortgage fraud scheme. Hector Hernandez, 56,…
  • Aug 28

    Escrow Company Ordered to Cease and Desist

    Escrow Company Ordered to Cease and Desist
     Twin Falls Title and Escrow (TFTE) is the subject of a cease and desist order for fraudulently using the identity of a legitimate Idaho entity to promote unlawful escrow activity by altering a copy of the Certificate of Assumed Business…
Rank this Week: 3

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3098

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Sex Offender Returns To Court

    Sex Offender Returns To Court
    If "yelling uncouth comments" is a aggravated assault, why are other folks arrested for doing the same conduct? This is just unbelievable nonsense! 8-29-2014 Illinois: A registered sex offender appears in Sangamon County today to…
  • Aug 28

    Mom: My Facebook post got 4-year-old dismissed from school

    Mom: My Facebook post got 4-year-old dismissed from school
    Lately we are seeing that "Public Image" is the single most important thing to schools and other businesses; so many articles tied to public image. Tarnish it, on purpose OR inadvertantly, and you will be attacked. 8-29-2014…
  • Aug 28

    Minnesota’s predatory offender registry a tool, not protection

    Minnesota’s predatory offender registry a tool, not protection
    8-28-2014 Minnesota: While they’re helpful tools, Minnesota’s predatory offender registry and notification system can lead to a false sense of protection and safety. “It’s designed only to let law enforcement know where they’re…
Rank this Week: 28

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant
    Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014). Background: In No. 13–132, petitioner Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a…
  • Apr 29

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop
    USA v. Demarco L. McDonald, 453 F.3d 958 (7th Cir. 2006) (Editor's note: the United States Sureme Court granted cert in Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604 on this issue: Whether a police officer's mistake of law can provide the...
Rank this Week: 970

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    4 Tips to Create a Great Working Relationship with Your Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer

    4 Tips to Create a Great Working Relationship with Your Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer
    Whether you’ve already found a Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer, or are you still interviewing prospective firms and weighing your options, you recognize the dire nature of the legal challenges you face. To structure an effective…
  • Aug 25

    San Diego Senator’s Arrest: How DUI Charges Can Snowball

    San Diego Senator’s Arrest: How DUI Charges Can Snowball
    When a Los Angeles DUI attorney takes on a new client, one of the most common concerns for this individual is how his or her arrest (and potential conviction) will impact their public reputation. For Senator Ben Hueso of San Diego, this will…
  • Aug 20

    Journalist Faces DUI Charges in Fatal Virginia Crash

    Journalist Faces DUI Charges in Fatal Virginia Crash
    Those facing Los Angeles DUI charges involving the injury or death of the other party may understand the plight of an Albemarle County man currently in custody. On Monday, August 18, author Donovan James Webster was arrested on DUI charges…
Rank this Week: 1560

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Secretary of State Records Reveal Driver in Wrong-way Crash Had License Suspended Years Ago

    Secretary of State Records Reveal Driver in Wrong-way Crash Had License Suspended Years Ago
    Earlier this month, a Grand Rapids woman, 36-year-old Crystal Louise Rincones, allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. 131 resulting in a head-on collision that seriously injured the driver of the other vehicle, 49-year-old Vickers Charles…
  • Aug 28

    Detroit Man Arraigned on Charge of Murdering Wife, Pleads Not Guilty

    Detroit Man Arraigned on Charge of Murdering Wife, Pleads Not Guilty
    On May 24, 27-year-old Alicia Fox and her two children went missing. Fox’s body was eventually located by relatives in an abandoned home in Detroit, however the children, 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter, and 8-month-ol Kristian Justice, have…
  • Aug 27

    Hartford Man Faces Felony ‘Super-drunk’ Driving Charges After Crashing into Ditch

    Hartford Man Faces Felony ‘Super-drunk’ Driving Charges After Crashing into Ditch
    On Sunday, August 24, 31-year-old Juan Benavidez of Hartford was arrested for driving while under the influence after he crashed his vehicle into a ditch, according to news reports at Mlive.com. The accident took place near CR 681 on 72nd…
Rank this Week: 403

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 3513

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Aug 29

    Collateral Damage: Criminal Convictions and the Lasting Consequence

    Collateral Damage: Criminal Convictions and the Lasting Consequence
    Prosecutors and often even judges do not appreciate the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, regardless of whether it results from a trial or a plea agreement.  While the direct consequences of conviction are obvious –…
  • Aug 14

    DC Bans the Box

    DC Bans the Box
       MLive.com Graphic   Criminal defendants face a wide range of consequences for their alleged actions.  The high emotional and financial cost of defending a case may pale in comparison to the personal toll resulting from…
  • Aug 12

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling

    Bitcoin Equal to Money According to District Court Ruling
    Is it possible to commit money laundering with virtual currency? At least one federal judge thinks so. Last month, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest refused to dismiss a money laundering charge premised on the use of a Bitcoin-based…
Rank this Week: 4177

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution
    After John Elwood Causey, Jr. was convicted of “attempting to promote prostitution” in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes § 167.012(1)(d)”, he appealed.  State v. Causey, 2014 WL 4100645 (Court of Appeals of…
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
Rank this Week: 463

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation

    Cook County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Solicitation Sting Operation
    The Cook County Sheriff’s Office participated in the National Day of Johns Arrests July 17 – August 3, along with 28 other law enforcement agencies in 14 states. The sweep, which was created by the Cook County Sheriff’s…
  • Aug 21

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide

    Felony Murder Rule in Chicago Homicide
    A 15-year-old Chicago boy was charged in February with the murder of his friend, a 16-year-old Chicago boy, who was shot in the head during the commission of an armed robbery. But this case has a twist – the victim was killed by an…
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Attempted Murder Charge and Self-Defense

    Chicago Attempted Murder Charge and Self-Defense
    A Chicago man was recently charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man in the chest. Based on the bare facts, it seems like a slam dunk case. The stabbing took place in a bar, in full-view of dozens of witnesses who,…
Rank this Week: 3028

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 29

    Because The Internets Need A New Takedown Regime

    Because The Internets Need A New Takedown Regime
    An academic has called for an amendment to a major US law to help victims of revenge porn: the online posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of a former lover without his or her consent. Memo to Taylor & Francis…
  • Aug 29

    A Czar? Yeah, That’s The Ticket!

    A Czar? Yeah, That’s The Ticket!
    If you liked pogroms, you’ll love this idea. Via CBS News: In the eyes of many progressives and civil rights advocates, the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month was a tragic…
  • Aug 28

    Sunshine Superman

    Sunshine Superman
    As promised, the winner of the Gerry Spence fringed buckskin coat, Wheeze the People™ has delivered on the pics: For those who thought the Cobra boots only included heads, note that it was a male cobra.  As for fringed…
Rank this Week: 49

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Get Caught with a Prostitute This Labor Day Weekend

    Don’t Get Caught with a Prostitute This Labor Day Weekend
    As Labor Day approaches, many people will plan parties with friends to relax and enjoy the holiday. For some, the weekend might include drinking, cookouts and outdoor activities. All of these things are fine as long as they remain within the…
  • Aug 25

    Think Twice before Turning Yourself in for a DWI

    Think Twice before Turning Yourself in for a DWI
    It’s a story that happens all too often. A group of friends are having a good time at their favorite bar until closing time comes around. One of them doesn’t feel too tipsy and decides to drive home. Within minutes, he’s…
  • Aug 20

    What Are the Texas Laws Regarding Cocaine Possession?

    What Are the Texas Laws Regarding Cocaine Possession?
    Texas has some of the toughest drug laws in the nation. This is especially true for drug offenses involving cocaine. A criminal conviction for possession of even a small amount of cocaine can lead to incarceration, fines and probation. These…
Rank this Week: 3109

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Make Sure You Understand DWI Laws at Your Labor Day Party

    Make Sure You Understand DWI Laws at Your Labor Day Party
    Having a good time with friends and family is something to look forward to, but getting arrested for a DWI on the way home is a definite downer. Driving while intoxicated is a big deal in Texas. Taking the risk of being pulled over by the…
  • Aug 25

    Indecent Exposure: You May Need a Lawyer If a Party Gets Too Wild

    Indecent Exposure: You May Need a Lawyer If a Party Gets Too Wild
    The first thing you need to understand is that indecent exposure is a sexual crime. The party may have been fun, but you won’t get much sympathy from friends, family and certainly not the prosecuting attorney. An indecent exposure…
  • Aug 20

    What’s Going to Happen to Me If I’m Accused of Hurting Children?

    What’s Going to Happen to Me If I’m Accused of Hurting Children?
    Crimes involving children should be handled with care. Perhaps you’ve even been falsely accused of injuring a child. If so, you’re probably already aware of how difficult it can be to convince friends, coworkers and family members…
Rank this Week: 1863

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Officer, You Can’t Legally Do That: Avoid DWIs This Labor Day Weekend

    Officer, You Can’t Legally Do That: Avoid DWIs This Labor Day Weekend
    A long holiday weekend usually entails people taking to the highways to get to their favorite vacation destinations or to a cookout at the home of friends. Police will also be out on the roads enforcing the DWI and traffic laws, so…
  • Aug 25

    Watch Out: The Police Are Gathering Embezzlement Evidence Right Now

    Watch Out: The Police Are Gathering Embezzlement Evidence Right Now
    The presumption of innocence granted to the accused in criminal cases places the burden of proving guilt on the prosecution. Prosecutors must present evidence to convince the jurors that each element of the crime was committed by the…
  • Aug 20

    Tax Evasion: You May Avoid Prosecution with the Statue of Limitation

    Tax Evasion: You May Avoid Prosecution with the Statue of Limitation
    Rarely do people run into someone who enjoys paying income taxes, and an even rarer occurrence is meeting someone who wants to pay more to the government in taxes than is required. Using legitimate methods such as allowable deductions and…
Rank this Week: 3116

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Statute of Limitations: You Can Relax This Labor Day Knowing Your Crime Has Expired

    Statute of Limitations: You Can Relax This Labor Day Knowing Your Crime Has Expired
    The Constitution includes provisions that guarantee a speedy, fair trial to anyone that has been formally charged with a criminal offense. This right was intended to prevent the abuse of legal and judicial power by the court system. The…
  • Aug 25

    Take Action Now If the Cops Are Investigating You for Check Fraud?

    Take Action Now If the Cops Are Investigating You for Check Fraud?
    Using a check to obtain money in an illegal way may be prosecuted as check fraud. This can include activities like writing checks with insufficient funds or forging a check. The penalties for check fraud can range from fines and mandatory…
  • Aug 20

    Should I Turn Myself in for Cyber Crimes?

    Should I Turn Myself in for Cyber Crimes?
    Most computer crimes that get extensive media coverage are stories of expert criminals who steal important information. In reality, there is a long list of computer related activities that can be prosecuted as cyber crimes. Identity theft,…
Rank this Week: 3108

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Aug 29

    Free Report: White – Collar Crimes in California

    Free Report: White – Collar Crimes in California
    When people think of “crimes” they typically envision a violent offense and/or a drug related offense. While these are certainly crimes, there is another category of crimes that has nothing to do with drugs or violence –…
  • Aug 28

    Appealing a Criminal Conviction in California

    Appealing a Criminal Conviction in California
    Appealing a Criminal Conviction in California from Domenic J. Lombardo To succeed on appeal you must allege, and prove, that a reversible error occurred during your trial. When an appellate court reverses a trial court verdict the case it…
  • Aug 28

    What Should I Do If I Have a Warrant for My Arrest in California?

    What Should I Do If I Have a Warrant for My Arrest in California?
    If you have an active warrant for your arrest in California, or in any other state for that matter, the police can arrest you at any time, in any place. This can result in you being arrested at your job in front of your co-workers, at home in…
Rank this Week: 1708

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Aug 29

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    My favorite story this week concerns the alleged criminal mastermind who was charged with trying to steal copper . . . “from a construction site where the Garner Police Department is building a new station.” WRAL has the story…
  • Aug 28

    Can a Vehicle Search Incident to Arrest Include the Trunk?

    Can a Vehicle Search Incident to Arrest Include the Trunk?
    In Arizona v. Gant, 556 U.S. 332 (2009), the Supreme Court ruled that a motor vehicle may be searched incident to the arrest of a recent occupant “only if [1] the arrestee is within reaching distance of the passenger compartment at the…
  • Aug 27

    Share the Road. But How?

    Share the Road. But How?
    Most avid bicyclists have more than one tale of a close encounter with a motorist who does not care to—or does not know how to—safely share the road with a bicycle. The News and Observer reported here that a group of Orange County…
Rank this Week: 2879

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Aug 29

    BVerfG: Verfassungsbeschwerde von Edathy ohne Erfolg

    BVerfG: Verfassungsbeschwerde von Edathy ohne Erfolg
    Das Bundesverfassungsgericht hat die Beschwerde des ehemaligen Bundestagsabgeordneten Sebastian Edathy gegen die Durchsuchung seiner Wohnungen zurückgewiesen. Die erhobenen Rügen seien teilweise unzulässig, unbegründet und…
  • Aug 29

    Rechtsanwalt Urmann: Mit Deal zur Bewährungsstrafe

    Rechtsanwalt Urmann: Mit Deal zur Bewährungsstrafe
    Nun ist es fix: Zwei Jahre Freiheitsstrafe – ausgesetzt zur Bewährung, 80.000 Euro Geldauflage sowie 80 Sozialstunden lautet nun das Urteil des Schöffengerichts am Amtsgericht Augsburg im Strafverfahren wegen Betrugs und…
  • Aug 28

    Der (falsche) Hype um die Cyberkriminalität

    Der (falsche) Hype um die Cyberkriminalität
    Gestern wurde der Lagebericht zur Computer– und Internetkriminalität 2013/14 – neudeutsch: Cyberkriminalität – vorgestellt. Für das Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) und den IT-Branchenverband BITKOM steht nach dem…
Rank this Week: 3534

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Need To Apply

    Criminal Defense Lawyers Need To Apply
    I will miss United States Magistrate Judge Holly Fitzsimmons. She’s retiring effective April 2015, reportedly to spend more time writing the things of her own choosing, rather than crafting opinions about other people's struggles. She…
  • Aug 27

    The Fire Next Time?

    The Fire Next Time?
    Odds are you never heard about the killing of 20-year-old Dillon Taylor. He was shot to death in in Salt Lake City, Utah, just the other day. The man who shot him was a police officer acting in the line of duty. Dillon was unarmed. More…
  • Aug 20

    Put a Leash on Sunil Dutta

    Put a Leash on Sunil Dutta
    I couldn’t stop thinking about the allegory of the metals in Plato’s Republic as I read the op-ed piece in The Washington Post written by Los Angeles Police Officer, Sunil Dutta. He was writing to express a police…
Rank this Week: 2557