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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/
  • Oct 22

    Executive Law § 63(3)

    Executive Law § 63(3)
    Appeals by the defendant, as limited by his motion, (1) from a sentence of the Supreme Court, Queens County, imposed January 27, 1988, the sentence being an indeterminate term of 2 to 4 years imprisonment, upon his conviction of grand...
  • Oct 21

    The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution

    The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution
    The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that Citizens shall be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, of individual liberty and privacy, and the right to be left alone. The landmark Court of Appeals decision in…
  • Oct 21

    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade...cont

    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade...cont
    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade which fled from the Police. The People also argue that there was probable cause to arrest and search each of the defendants. The People further argue...
Rank this Week: 1362

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 22

    Modifying Opinion

    Modifying Opinion
    Nobody is perfect, and even the nation's highest courts sometimes make mistakes in their opinions.  When the California Supreme Court makes a mistake and needs to modify an opinion, it issues a modification order like this.Not so at the…
  • Oct 21

    Earth to Academia Re: Jones Certiorari Denial

    Earth to Academia Re: Jones Certiorari Denial
    The defense bar is hopping mad about the denial of cert in the Jones case.  There, the Court declined to hear a challenge to the use of acquitted conduct in fashioning the sentence.  Kent discussed it here, and I did...
  • Oct 21

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Delaware Sets Execution Date for Murderer: A Delaware man convicted of raping and murdering a college student in 2005 is set to be executed for his crime December 4, 2014.  The Associated Press reports that 43-year-old James Cooke had…
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/
  • Oct 22

    Buskey & Korobkin on The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama

    Buskey & Korobkin on The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama
    Brandon Buskey and Daniel Korobkin (ACLU and ACLU of Michigan) have posted Elevating Substance Over Procedure: The Retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama Under Teague v. Lane (The City University of New York Law Review, Vol. 18.1, 2015,…
  • Oct 22

    Persaud on Parallel Investigations between Administrative and Law Enforcement Agencie

    Persaud on Parallel Investigations between Administrative and Law Enforcement Agencie
    S. Persaud (Florida A&M University - College of Law) has posted Parallel Investigations between Administrative and Law Enforcement Agencies: A Question of Civil Liberties (University of Daytona Law Review, Vol. 39, 2013) on SSRN. Here is…
  • Oct 22

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case
    Mark W. Bennett (U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)) has posted Sudden Death: A Federal Trial Judge's Reflections on the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Panalty Cases (Hofstra Law…
Rank this Week: 133

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
  • Oct 22

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason
    By Emily McGranachan, Member of Amnesty International USA’s LGBT Human Rights Coordinating Group While pundits in the U.S. lament the political stalemate on Capitol Hill, legislatures elsewhere have had a banner year. Take Uganda,…
  • Oct 21

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach
    The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace…
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
Rank this Week: 37

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug
    On Saturday, October 18, Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the Benton, Missouri residence of a couple for a follow-up investigation on a domestic disturbance, according to a news article at the Southeast Missourian.…
  • Oct 22

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim
    Recently, a 10-year-old boy lost his life in a crash in which the driver of one of the vehicles involved was believed to be under the influence. A multi-vehicle crash occurred in Anaheim after a pickup truck plowed into the back of a Toyota…
  • Oct 21

    October 19-25 2014, National Teen Driver Safety Week

    October 19-25 2014, National Teen Driver Safety Week
    It is an unfortunate fact that the number one cause of death for teens is car accidents. This week brings teen driver safety into the national spotlight, increasing awareness of the dangers for teen drivers and their passengers, as well as…
Rank this Week: 356

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
  • Oct 22

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform
    It has been only a few weeks since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its landmark report on eyewitness identification reform (Identifying the Culprit), and already there has been a significant amount of media attention paid to…
  • Oct 21

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error
    A recent Boston Globe editorial called for prosecutors to be held accountable for miscarriages of justice that occur at their hands and specifically called out a former Berkshire County prosecutor who may have withheld exculpatory evidence in…
  • Oct 20

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up
    It has been five weeks since Oklahoma inmate Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence, but her effort to establish a life of freedom is just beginning. Despite the DNA evidence and other…
Rank this Week: 325

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Smoking Alcohol? What Impact Will this Have?

    Smoking Alcohol? What Impact Will this Have?
    “Smoking” Alcohol a Growing Trend Among Young People It seems that teens are always looking for new ways to abuse alcohol. One of the latest involves using a bicycle pump to “smoke” it rather than drinking it.…
  • Oct 19

    Voter Fraud Being Looked at More Closely in Nevada

    Voter Fraud Being Looked at More Closely in Nevada
    Nevada Joins other States in Cracking down on Voter Fraud  With the election right around the corner, Nevada’s Secretary of State is ramping up efforts to prevent voter fraud. One of the newest ways the state is doing this is by…
  • Oct 17

    High Speed Chase – Police Asking for Your Help

    High Speed Chase – Police Asking for Your Help
    North Las Vegas Police on the Lookout for High Speed Chase Suspect Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot at officers during a high speed chase, and are now on the lookout for his accomplice. Christopher Young, 22, was arrested on…
Rank this Week: 2135

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    “How Do You Win Those Criminal Jury Trials?”

    “How Do You Win Those Criminal Jury Trials?”
    As I sat in the federal prosecutor’s office for our first meeting concerning my client accused of Federal Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud, he pretty much assured me that he had overwhelming…
  • Oct 8

    Should Liberian Man With Ebola Be Prosecuted?

    Should Liberian Man With Ebola Be Prosecuted?
    I try not to do fear. Yes, taking on fear is a choice. I tell myself that fear is nothing more than an acronym meaning “False Evidence Appearing Real.” Still, this Ebola outbreak has me rather concerned, with good reason.…
  • Sep 4

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent
    Most of us have said it and/or thought it, at some point. “Why the hell does it take so long to kill death row inmates?” In some instances, it literally takes several decades from sentencing to execution. Many have called this a…
Rank this Week: 2580

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 22

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
    Oscar Pistorius, renowned Paralympic sprinter was sentenced yesterday to five years in a South African prison for the shooting and killing of his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Mr. Pistorius was found not guilty of a more serious murder…
  • Oct 17

    Florida Cop Accused Of Getting Oral Sex In Exchange For Not Making Arrest

    Florida Cop Accused Of Getting Oral Sex In Exchange For Not Making Arrest
    Oh Florida, here we go again. Generally it's the average Joes and Janes making the news for crazy allegations, now it's the cops. 32-year-old Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Ted Arboleda is accused of foregoing a legitimate arrest of a…
  • Oct 7

    Doctor Guilty Of Healthcare Fraud For Administering Chemotherapy To Patients Who Didn't Have Cancer

    Doctor Guilty Of Healthcare Fraud For Administering Chemotherapy To Patients Who Didn't Have Cancer
    Dr. Farid Fata recently pled guilty to 16 Federal criminal counts including 13 counts of healthcare fraud, two counts of money laundering and one count of receiving kickbacks. In a disturbingly unusual case involving a doctor fraudulently…
Rank this Week: 3882

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Seattle Municipal Court judicial candidate returns money from DUI Lawyers PAC

    Seattle Municipal Court judicial candidate returns money from DUI Lawyers PAC
    Tis the judicial election season here in King County, WA.  In case you haven’t followed my blog there are several prominent judicial races in our County.  One of the most highly publicized is in Seattle Municipal Court. …
  • Oct 21

    Decided to try making some You Tube videos…

    Decided to try making some You Tube videos for the site. Here is the first one titled, “What happens following a DUI arrest in Seattle.” Basically I provide a general overview of what an individual can expect after they get…
  • Oct 20

    Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool

    Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool
    Ah the political season is upon us.  Especially in King County where there are several municipal and district court level judicial elections that are are becoming hot topics here in Seattle.  One such race is in the Seattle…
Rank this Week: 3186

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 22

    Death Penalty Referenced in the Final Florida Gubernatorial Debate

    Death Penalty Referenced in the Final Florida Gubernatorial Debate
    "Final Florida gubernatorial debate heated and personal," is by Dara Kam of the News Service of Florida, via the Tallahassee Democrat. In another pointed exchange, the two candidates wrestled over the death penalty. Scott, who has signed a…
  • Oct 22

    Skewed Justice

    Skewed Justice
    The report, Skewed Justice: Citizens United, Television Advertising and State Supreme Court Justices’ Decisions in Criminal Cases, is available at the link. "Study: Campaign Spending Skews Justice Against Defendants," is by Marcia Coyle…
  • Oct 21

    Pocono Record Editorial

    Pocono Record Editorial
    "End futility of death penalty system," is the editorial published by the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania. If there’s one thing for which Pennsylvanians can thank confessed double murderer William Parrish, it’s pointing out the…
Rank this Week: 57

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 22

    Shootings at Parliament in Ottowa

    Shootings at Parliament in Ottowa
    There were three shooting incidents today in Ottowa. One was inside Parliament, one at the War Memorial where a soldier was shot, and one near the Rideau Centre Mall. At least one shooter, the one at Parliament, is dead. Prime Minister Harper…
  • Oct 22

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full, so here's a new one. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 21

    New Prosecution Over Non-Existent Oregon Training Camp

    New Prosecution Over Non-Existent Oregon Training Camp
    The U.S. just can't let the terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon die, even though it never existed. Since 2002, the U.S. has been charging and imprisoning people for acts related to the Bly camp that were committed in 1999. (New…
Rank this Week: 2

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 22

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…
    One of the main reasons the middle class is abandoning family courts in droves is because of the bank-draining costs of litigation. While it may appear straight forward to bring a claim for parenting or child support, there are a myriad of…
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
Rank this Week: 739

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Oct 22

    What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?

    What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?
    A summons to appear is a legal document issued by a court requesting the presence of an individual who is being sued or cited. The summons to appear will inform the person of the time and date to arrive in court, and if the person fails to…
  • Oct 20

    Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona

    Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona
    Each state has different laws defining and prosecuting animal cruelty. According to A.R.S. 13-2910, a person commits animal cruelty in Arizona by: 1. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly subjecting any animal under their custody or…
  • Oct 17

    What is a Ward of The State?

    What is a Ward of The State?
    A ward of the state is usually a minor who has no parents and lives under protective custody of the state. In court, they’re appointed a legal guardian to uphold their best interests. These guardians are appointed by the judge to make…
Rank this Week: 2081

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1335

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 22

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime
    Despite concerns the new Green Line light rail may bring more crime to the area, University officials and Metro police say that hasn’t been the case in the five months since the transit system opened. Metro Transit police Capt. Jim…
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
  • Oct 20

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case
    The city of St. Paul will pay a local man $42,500 to settle an excessive force case levied against two city officers. Rafael Angel Diaz, 52, sued the St. Paul police department after he claimed a pair of officers illegally entered his…
Rank this Week: 1437

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 22

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime

    So Far, So Good: Green Line Hasn’t Increased Crime
    Despite concerns the new Green Line light rail may bring more crime to the area, University officials and Metro police say that hasn’t been the case in the five months since the transit system opened. Metro Transit police Capt. Jim…
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
  • Oct 20

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case
    The city of St. Paul will pay a local man $42,500 to settle an excessive force case levied against two city officers. Rafael Angel Diaz, 52, sued the St. Paul police department after he claimed a pair of officers illegally entered his…
Rank this Week: 1060

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 205

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Lost Your License Out of State? Getting a Virginia license.

    Lost Your License Out of State? Getting a Virginia license.
    Find out how I can help you get a VA license when you have lost your license in another state. Contact me today. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed…
  • Oct 15

    What Can I do if Court is Tomorrow in Virginia?

    What Can I do if Court is Tomorrow in Virginia?
    If you are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, contact me today! You may still have some options and I might be able to help. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
  • Oct 14

    What Are my Options?

    What Are my Options?
    This is everyone’s first question. Each case is difference, but watch and click on the link to learn more about your case. Contact me for a free case strategy session and I will go over all of your options and work for the best possible…
Rank this Week: 1194

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/
  • Oct 22

    New Marijuana Laws Raise Complex Legal Question

    New Marijuana Laws Raise Complex Legal Question
    As news of legalized marijuana continues to spread across the country, Maryland is now getting its turn...in a way. A new law has already taken effect that reduces the penalties for being found with marijuana, and while the new law doesn't…
  • Sep 22

    Electrocuting Defendants In Court May Be a Growing and Troubling Practice

    Electrocuting Defendants In Court May Be a Growing and Troubling Practice
    We're all familiar with the police's ability to shock--or "tase"--as a method of subduing the unruly or those resisting arrest. It's generally seen as a more humane alternative for police to gain an upper hand, rather than use lethal…
  • Sep 9

    Maryland Court Decides that Drivers Can Be Punished for Driving with Suspended but Expired License

    Maryland Court Decides that Drivers Can Be Punished for Driving with Suspended but Expired License
    Can you be punished for illegally using something you no longer have? That bizarre question was recently decided by a Maryland Appellate Court in deciding whether a defendant could be convicted for driving on a suspended license that had…
Rank this Week: 3587

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/
  • Oct 22

    Stingray

    Stingray
    This weekend, the Charlotte Observer ran this article, entitled Charlotte Police Investigators Secretly Track Cellphones. The article concerns the use of so-called stingrays, also known as IMSI catchers or cell site simulators. They are…
  • Oct 21

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?
    Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. That’s why states no longer grant unrestricted driver’s licenses to teens once they turn 16, as they did when I was a kid. Instead, states grant…
  • Oct 20

    Summary of the 2014 Legislative Session

    Summary of the 2014 Legislative Session
    I’ve been meaning to highlight this for some time now: the School of Government’s annual summary of legislation of interest of court officials is available here as a free PDF. It includes sections on criminal law, motor…
Rank this Week: 1364

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/
  • Oct 22

    Reduce Traffic Ticket Fine

    Reduce Traffic Ticket Fine
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA If you have a traffic ticket or citation then you need a trained and dedicated traffic ticket lawyer to fight for you and Reduce Traffic Ticket Fines. We Reduce Traffic Ticket Fines for you. Palm…
  • Oct 13

    San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket

    San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The Coquat Law Firm is getting ready to reveal a brand new website, but that doesn’t mean that we have forgotten about what really matters. Taking care of you San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket…
  • Jun 2

    First Speeding Arrest

    First Speeding Arrest
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The First Speeding Arrest in the United States happened just over one hundred and fifteen years ago. The History of the First Speeding Arrest. On May 20th, 1899 Jacob German received the dubious…
Rank this Week: 2172

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Fraudster Homebuilder Gets Lengthy Sentence for Ripping of Real Estate Investor

    Fraudster Homebuilder Gets Lengthy Sentence for Ripping of Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Patrick J. Belzner, a/k/a Patrick McCloskey, 45, Selbyville, Delaware, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 15 years in prison followed, by three years of supervised release, on charges of wire…
  • Oct 21

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Todd A. Brunner, 57, and Shawn A. Brunner, 24, both of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, are the subjects of a sixteen count indictment charging them with bank fraud, making false declarations and oaths, and concealing assets,…
  • Oct 21

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using straw…
Rank this Week: 4

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2048

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Oct 22

    Vergewaltigung im Stadtpark war nur erfunden

    Vergewaltigung im Stadtpark war nur erfunden
    Am Sonntag zeigte eine 15-Jährige gegenüber der Polizei an, auf einer Parkbank im Hamburger Stadtpark vergewaltigt worden zu sein. Am Abend im Hamburger Stadtpark Gegen 21:00 Uhr saß sie dort mit ihrer Freundin in der…
  • Oct 22

    Es mangelt an qualifiziertem Nachwuch

    Es mangelt an qualifiziertem Nachwuch
    Bankraub erfordert Durchsetzungsvermögen, Tankstellen zu überfallen Kaltblütigkeit und Autos zu knacken technisches Verständnis. An qualifiziertem Nachwuchs mangelt es allerdings in der Branche, befindet Sara Schurmann im…
  • Oct 21

    Falschbeschuldigung: BGH verwirft Revision von Heidi K.

    Falschbeschuldigung: BGH verwirft Revision von Heidi K.
    Der 2. Strafsenat am Bundesgerichtshof bestätigte gestern die Verurteilung von Heidi K. wegen schwerer Freiheitsberaubung in mittelbarer Täterschaft (§§ 239 Abs. 3 Nr. 1 StGB, 25 Abs. 1, 2. Alt. StGB). Das Urteil ist damit…
Rank this Week: 3311

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 172

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/
  • Oct 22

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law
    10-22-2014 Virginia: More than 100 Virginia teenagers are under investigation for sharing child pornography, even if they were simply sexting with their friends. Teens sexting, or sending nude photos to a boyfriend or girlfriend, could end…
  • Oct 19

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting
    10-20-2014 Louisiana: For the seventh year in a row, the Leesville District Probation and Parole Office will be holding a mandatory meeting on Friday, Oct. 31, for all convicted sex offenders residing in the areas of Vernon and…
  • Oct 19

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial
    The real question here is, treating sex crimes differently than other crimes, when there is no proof or research that any specific crime type, has a higher rate of unprosecuted crimes than any other crime type? A BELIEF is not proof of the…
Rank this Week: 17

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 22

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me
    Via Tim Cushing at Techdirt, a pseudonymous cop who calls himself Deputy Matt explains at the Daily Caller how the evil forces of the media have turned the heads of not just the “normal criminal element” but good people,…
  • Oct 22

    4 Out of 5 Marketers Agree

    4 Out of 5 Marketers Agree
    When I speak about blawging, it’s usually in the context of an ethics lecture.  Ethics and social media is a fairly hot topic, and when the alternatives are guys who make a living off of convincing lawyers that there is no such…
  • Oct 22

    Did The Federalist Society Join The Censors?

    Did The Federalist Society Join The Censors?
    For those who keep a keen eye on the shifting rules and sexual mores on campus, few voices have proven more effective, clear and forthright than Cathy Young’s.  Among the unpopular and politically incorrect issues she tackles is…
Rank this Week: 56

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader
    This post examines a recent opinion the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case:  Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).  As the court explains, Alexandria Boston (`Alex’), a minor, through her parents Amy and…
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
  • Oct 17

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
    After a federal grand jury indicted Henry Stephens “for being a felon in possession of a firearm on May 16, 2011, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(1)”, he filed a motion to suppress certain evidence.  U.S. v.…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Oct 22

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff yesterday made "the case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power," focusing on the Hannah Overton, Michael Morton and Anthony Graves cases. She also highlighted a case that's gotten less attention:Take…
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Oct 22

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?
    Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk…
  • Oct 20

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert
    Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation.  Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this…
  • Oct 17

    Beavercreek OVI Checkpoint (At The Greene)

    Beavercreek OVI Checkpoint (At The Greene)
    There will be a Beavercreek OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 11 p.m. along Indian Ripple Rd in front of the Greene.  Aggressive saturation patrols will also accompany the checkpoint. Stay ahead of the checkpoints! If you want to…
Rank this Week: 733

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Accused of a Crime in Harris County: Best Bargaining Strategie

    Accused of a Crime in Harris County: Best Bargaining Strategie
    Bargains and negotiations occur at virtually every level of the legal system. From the simple – like contesting a traffic ticket yourself – to the complex, in which you obtain professional counsel, you’ll want to find the…
  • Oct 15

    Proper Court Behavior: 5 Tips to Get a Judge and Jury to Sympathize

    Proper Court Behavior: 5 Tips to Get a Judge and Jury to Sympathize
    A court date is one of the few places where the old advice, “just be yourself” may not be the best course of action. Even if you are fairly confident in your social skills, nearly anyone can benefit in court from applying that…
  • Oct 8

    Help…I Just Got Arrested in Harris County

    Help…I Just Got Arrested in Harris County
    Being arrested in Harris County, Texas, is much like being arrested in other parts of the U.S. the police department and the court each has its job to do to ensure a timely arraignment. Harris County, Texas, has within its borders several…
Rank this Week: 2678

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment

    Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment
    At one time, “chatting up” an attractive colleague or client at the water cooler was considered just part of the normal workday. That’s no longer the case, and such behavior is no longer considered appropriate in the…
  • Oct 15

    Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

    Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”
    Sexual assault can be devastating, both for the victim and the perpetrator if charges are brought against him or her. False allegations can also be very damaging, even if they are ultimately withdrawn or dismissed by the court. Knowing the…
  • Oct 8

    10 Inmate Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were behind Bar

    10 Inmate Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were behind Bar
    Attention guys and gals on the prowl! It turns out that love might actually be lurking in all the wrong places, and by wrong places we mean prisons across the United States. What heart’s fantasy is hiding for you behind bars? Is it the…
Rank this Week: 2677

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Sex Crimes: Legal Terminology You May Hear in Court

    Sex Crimes: Legal Terminology You May Hear in Court
    Being accused of a sex crime is an uncomfortable and challenging experience. It’s made more difficult by an array of legal terms that are hard to understand without a legal background or education. This list groups the most common terms…
  • Oct 15

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?
    When you’re in a jam and need an attorney, it’s difficult to know whether you should tell him the full truth and nothing but the truth. After all, how can a lawyer work to clear your name if you’re actually guilty? And…
  • Oct 8

    What Happens If I Get Arrested in Harris County?

    What Happens If I Get Arrested in Harris County?
    Getting arrested can be a frightening experience, particularly if it’s your first time and you have no idea what happens. The process varies from case-to-case and depends to a large degree on which local police agency makes the arrest.…
Rank this Week: 2681

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/
  • Oct 22

    Final Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Final Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    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.,…
  • Oct 22

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    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.,…
  • Oct 22

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    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: 123

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/
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
Rank this Week: 306

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    DUI Suspect Arrested While Allegedly Driving Naked with Three-Year-Old Child on Her Lap

    DUI Suspect Arrested While Allegedly Driving Naked with Three-Year-Old Child on Her Lap
    According to a recent news article from Action 10 News, witnesses saw a woman in Corpus Christi remove all of her clothes while standing outside of her car with her three-year-old son. She then got in the car with the child and drove away. …
  • Oct 17

    Man Arrested at Alabama Sobriety Checkpoint for Smuggling Tortoise

    Man Arrested at Alabama Sobriety Checkpoint for Smuggling Tortoise
    Sobriety checkpoints are frequently used by police in Alabama to arrest people for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. In a recent story from AL.com, a man was arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Covington County, after he…
  • Oct 15

    Olympic Icon Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

    Olympic Icon Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI
    It is not uncommon for a first-time DUI offender to be arrested and charged for second and third offenses. It is uncommon for that second-time offender to be the most decorated Olympian in history. According to CNN recent reports, legendary…
Rank this Week: 4181

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Feds Announce Massive Baltimore Cocaine Bust

    Feds Announce Massive Baltimore Cocaine Bust
    Law enforcement officers make dozens of drug distribution busts each day in Maryland. State and local police handle most, as only a select few of these busts are carried out by federal law enforcement. Federal agencies such as the DEA could…
  • Oct 9

    School Bus Thieves Arrested Outside Annapoli

    School Bus Thieves Arrested Outside Annapoli
    Anne Arundel County Police have arrested two suspects in remarkably bizarre incident involving a stolen public school bus. The bus was reported stolen at about 5:30 in the morning on Tuesday, as school employees reported to the lot to begin…
  • Oct 1

    New Maryland Criminal Laws In Effect

    New Maryland Criminal Laws In Effect
    Soon after the close of each year's legislative session the governor signs dozens of bills into law. The public typically hears about these new laws at the three main stages when the media can report a concrete story. First we read about a…
Rank this Week: 2210

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
  • Oct 13

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?
    According to the Special Analysis Unit of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the State of Texas leads the nation with number of current registered […]
  • Sep 21

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South
    Writing in a September 8, 2014 Op-Ed piece for The New York Times, Emory University assistant history professor Daniel LaChance reasoned that the best way for death penalty abolitionists to… read more →
Rank this Week: 499

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    BLINK 182

    BLINK 182
    Ben Bradlee, the charming yet gruff editor of theWashington Post, who found his paper alone reporting arguably the biggest domestic story in US politics, died today at 93. Bradlee's support of his reporters was legendary. He turned the…
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
  • Oct 17

    A CALL TO ARMS

    A CALL TO ARMS
    We normally don't do two blog posts in a day. But this email from FACDL chieftains was forwarded to us, and we took the initiative of posting it.*On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners will hear and decide on the attached…
Rank this Week: 122

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 3813

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1633

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Oct 21

    A Jacket Every Motorcyclist Should Know About

    A Jacket Every Motorcyclist Should Know About
    CladLight, a young Kenyan start-up company run by brothers Charles and Joseph Muchene, has created a new Smart Jacket for motorcycle riders. The jacket increases riders’ visibility and will hopefully reduce the number of motorcycle…
  • Oct 20

    How safe are voice commands in the car? Study Finds They Can Be Distracting

    How safe are voice commands in the car? Study Finds They Can Be Distracting
    From in-car voice-activated technologies that allow drivers to adjust their climate control or navigation, to mobile technologies like Siri, Doylestown motorists are now free to use a variety of technologies without taking their hands off the…
  • Oct 16

    Distracted Walking is Becoming a Serious Public Safety Concern

    Distracted Walking is Becoming a Serious Public Safety Concern
    Distractions like cell phone use aren’t just dangerous for drivers, they are just as dangerous for pedestrians. Distraction-related pedestrian accidents are becoming increasingly frequent in America, particularly amongst teens and…
Rank this Week: 1890

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Oct 21

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law
    If you are convicted of felony, either a state or federal felony charge, you lose certain rights going forward including the right to own firearms. The felony gun ownership laws in Utah are very harsh. The question then arises, what ……
  • Sep 18

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence
    Recently the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether an attorney was deemed to have given ineffective assistance of counsel to a non-U.S. citizen. In State v. Aguirre-Juarez, the defendant plead guilty to one count of attempted identity…
  • Aug 11

    Medical Marijuana in Utah Limited Program Begin

    Medical Marijuana in Utah Limited Program Begin
    Last month was officially the first month where a limited use medical marijuana in Utah license could be obtained by a few select patients in the state. So how many medical marijuana cards were issues in July? Only 11 total licenses…
Rank this Week: 4742

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632…

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632 (per curiam with Pregerson, Tallman, and Bea). In honor of Descamps, we should have a pledge of allegiance to precedent finding overbroad categorical approaches, where there is one statute,…
  • Oct 19

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation
    Rep. Rick Renzi  $200,000 for Arizona wine?United States v. Renzi, 2014 WL 5032356 (9thCir. Oct. 9, 2014), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Tallman, joined by Judges Callahan and Ikuta.Facts: Before he was an Arizona…
  • Oct 13

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia
    Bust a deal, face the (DJ) wheel.  United States v. Morales-Heredia, 2014 WL 5018109 (9thCir. Oct. 8, 2014), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Wardlaw, joined by CJ Kozinski and Judge Fisher. Big win for CD Cal AFPD…
Rank this Week: 186