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Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    RUMPOLE AT REST....

    RUMPOLE AT REST....
    ... Because life is too short not to travelto drink bad wineto not follow your dreamsto eat bad foodto associate with bad peopleto represent pain-in-the-butt clientsto tangle with clueless judgesto not read great booksto not see great…
  • Jul 30

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE
    Longtime and careful readers of this blog know the high regard in which we hold US District Court Judge John Gleeson (EDNY). And Judge Gleeson again proves that humanity and common sense belong in the justice system. In Judge Gleeson's…
  • Jul 28

    A JUDGE SPEAKS

    A JUDGE SPEAKS
    Every now and then the system works. A wise and experienced and successful individual runs for judge not because s/he needs a steady paycheck and a decent retirement, but because they want to give back to this community and hopefully…
Rank this Week: 127

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Husband and Wife Jailed for Obtaining 10 Fraudulent Mortgage

    Husband and Wife Jailed for Obtaining 10 Fraudulent Mortgage
    Linda Yarleque, 44, and Fabio Moreno Vargas, 47, Bergen County, New Jersey, husband and wife, were both sentenced to prison for lying about their employment, income, and other financial information in order to fraudulently obtain millions in…
  • Jul 31

    Final Mortgage Fraud Defendants Sent to Prison for Straw Buyer Scam

    Final Mortgage Fraud Defendants Sent to Prison for Straw Buyer Scam
    Din Chaney, 36, and Lisa Lipton, 50, the final two defendants charged for their roles in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme operating in the Houston, Texas area have been ordered to prison. Chaney and Lipton admitted to…
  • Jul 31

    Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Lender

    Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Lender
    Paulynn Wright, 42, Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty on July 29, 2014, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville, to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Wright admitted conspiring to obtain a mortgage loan by…
Rank this Week: 4

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Code of Judicial Conduct...cont

    Code of Judicial Conduct...cont
    Where the people contend, as they do, that the request for such an investigation places this court in an accusatory posture with respect to the office of the district attorney of Suffolk County, such contention clearly is misplaced. If...
  • Jul 31

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute..cont

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute..cont
    The Criminal Defendants claiming indigency are obliged to seek a payment waiver from the court. To obtain the waiver, they must complete and submit to the court a financial history/status form prepared by the Department designed to aid the...
  • Jul 31

    People v. Durham

    People v. Durham
    People v. Durham Court Discusses Whether the Trial Judge Improperly Allowed Unauthorised Information Prohibited by the Sandoval Hearing The defendant was convicted of driving while intoxication, DWI, and appealed on the ground that he did not…
Rank this Week: 827

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 203

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 31

    CIA Director John Brennan Admits CIA Spied on Senate Staffer

    CIA Director John Brennan Admits CIA Spied on Senate Staffer
    With the declassified version of the Inspector General's report outlining the CIA's unauthorized intrusion into U.S. Senate staffers' computers on the horizon, CIA director John Brennan admitted today the agency spied on Senate members.... [[…
  • Jul 31

    Trial Over OKC Bombing Videos End

    Trial Over OKC Bombing Videos End
    The four day trial over Jesse Trentadue's attempt to obtain additional Oklahoma City Bombing videos has ended. The judge reserved ruling. The FBI presented witnesses today to say the tapes never existed, which was an 11th hour claim.…
  • Jul 31

    Immigration Debacle for House Republican

    Immigration Debacle for House Republican
    They'll try to fix it tomorrow, but as of now, the border control bill has been a total debacle for Republican House leadership today. [Republican Sen. Ted] Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir…
Rank this Week: 2

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Wrongful conviction & exoneration are television's newest theme

    Wrongful conviction & exoneration are television's newest theme
    Many of our recent posts have focused on the problems of wrongful conviction, flawed forensic science, prosecutorial misconduct and other factors that cause innocent individuals to be locked up for crimes they didn’t commit. Since…
  • Jul 23

    Drug crime sentencing reform finally takes root in the U.S.

    Drug crime sentencing reform finally takes root in the U.S.
    The United States may be changing course on long-held drug laws and policies. The policies, which have called for increasingly harsh sentences for drug offenders, have done effectively nothing to curb the use and sale of illegal drugs in…
  • Jul 19

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?
    One of the most controversial issues in the American criminal justice system is the way that juvenile offenders are treated, regarded and prosecuted. The issue is often as vexing for criminal defense attorneys as it is for prosecutors and…
Rank this Week: 4912

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 31

    Desk Appearance Ticket Can Trigger Mal Pros Claim

    Desk Appearance Ticket Can Trigger Mal Pros Claim
    Whether the issuance of a desk appearance ticket ("DAT") triggers a malicious prosecution claim is a legal question that has caused more than it's share of confusion and legal wrangling. As of today, however, the answer is definitively Yes.…
  • Jul 30

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7

    Rikers Corruption Probe Nets 7
    As discussed here in a July 9 post, New York City's Department of Investigation has been engaged in an intensive and detailed probe into misconduct inside the City's largest jail complex, Rikers Island. As discussed then -- following the…
  • Jul 29

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism
    This is a warm and fuzzy story about judicial activism in criminal sentencing. I mean that in the best possible way.It comes by way of the New York Times and concerns one federal judge's frustration that badly constructed mandatory minimum…
Rank this Week: 41

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 1070

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Wisconsin Woman Chases Man to Get Her Revoked Driver’s License Back, Charged with DUI

    Wisconsin Woman Chases Man to Get Her Revoked Driver’s License Back, Charged with DUI
    Driving on a suspended license is serious enough, however recently a Racine, Wisconsin woman was caught operating a vehicle while her driver’s license was revoked. According to the Racine County Eye, 37-year-old Lisa Coca was driving…
  • Jul 30

    Missouri Man’s Conviction for Forcible Rape and First-Degree Burglary Will Stand According to Appeals Court

    Missouri Man’s Conviction for Forcible Rape and First-Degree Burglary Will Stand According to Appeals Court
    In May of 2013, 35-year-old Moses Grayson was found guilty in a Stoddard County courtroom of first-degree burglary, and forcible sodomy. According to news reports, it took the jury just over an hour to reach the guilty verdicts. Grayson is…
  • Jul 30

    Should You Fight a DUI Charge in Michigan?

    Should You Fight a DUI Charge in Michigan?
    As experienced Michigan DUI attorneys, we know that individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol often wonder whether they should fight the charges. Most people who are charged with a drunken driving offense are…
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • Jul 31

    Sex Offender Registry Insanity

    Sex Offender Registry Insanity
    7-31-2014 National: Writing at Reason’s Hit & Run blog, Lenore Skenazy passes along the story of a man caught up in a particular bizarre application of the laws requiring people register as sex offenders:See original for underlying…
  • Jul 31

    Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist

    Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist
    7-31-2014 Vermont: In May 2007, a Windham County teenager was convicted of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl when he was 17. He pleaded guilty. At his sentencing, a judge explicitly said the law called for him to be kept off the…
  • Jul 31

    Federal funds targeted for improved sex offender registry

    Federal funds targeted for improved sex offender registry
    A quarter of a million dollars+ (so far), to know where each sleeps for a few hours of the day or night! And to know names of those in prison and civil commitment facility. What a unbelievable waste of taxpayer money. 7-31-2014 North…
Rank this Week: 24

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Libertarians Endorse Murder

    Libertarians Endorse Murder
    OK, they don't endorse murder, exactly, but they come too close for comfort in a truly idiotic, and dishonest, article in Reason Magazine by Nick Gillespie. Its title is, "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die."  Here's how it starts:...
  • Jul 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Prosecutor Challenges Early Release of Inmates: An Ohio prosecutor has issued a court challenge against a policy that allows prison directors to recommend to judges the early release of certain offenders, calling it a violation of separation…
  • Jul 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Good Samaritans Attacked for Reporting Child Locked in Hot Car: A Colorado woman who alerted police about a child being locked in a hot car has been seriously injured after the child's mother ran the woman and her boyfriend over. ...
Rank this Week: 159

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: 3216

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/
  • Jul 31

    Resentencing on Eighth Amendment Ground

    Resentencing on Eighth Amendment Ground
    Some inmates are serving long sentences for older crimes that would receive a much shorter sentence under today’s law. It is clear at this point that they cannot have today’s law applied to them retroactively, as Jessie discussed…
  • Jul 30

    Riley and Good Faith

    Riley and Good Faith
    The Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California that cell phones can’t be searched incident to arrest. Jessie explained in yesterday’s post that Riley applies to cases that were pending when it was decided. Does that mean that the…
  • Jul 29

    Riley and Retroactivity

    Riley and Retroactivity
    Last month the U.S. Supreme Court held that under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officers can’t search a cell phone as a search incident to arrest. Riley v. California, __ U.S. __, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014). For background…
Rank this Week: 1080

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
  • Jul 31

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York
    Another New York man settled a wrongful conviction suit with the city adding to the tab of settlements accrued under former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. The New York Post reported that Ronald Bozeman will receive $150,000 after…
  • Jul 30

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review
    One year after the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced its partnership with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to review microscopic hair…
  • Jul 29

    Connecticut Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Connecticut Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly five years after a Connecticut man was exonerated of a rape and murder he did not commit, he will go back to court in an effort to be compensated from the state. The Hartford Courant reported that Kenneth Ireland, who spent two decades…
Rank this Week: 549

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Florida man arrested for obstruction, a few dozen beers later

    Florida man arrested for obstruction, a few dozen beers later
    While not the "crime of the century", the TBT online reported how a night went from bad to worse for one local man... A New Port Richey man is facing charges of disorderly conduct after cursing and obstructing medical personnel at the…
  • Jul 22

    5 Reasons Why Cyber Crime Threatens Global Security

    5 Reasons Why Cyber Crime Threatens Global Security
    Technology evolves at a rate that has law enforcement and justice officials continually striving to keep pace with emerging tech-based crimes. And as the flow and availability of personal information continue to accelerate, the value of…
  • Jul 16

    Facts about violent crimes in America

    Facts about violent crimes in America
    In 2010, the United States had to spend approximately $80 billion on the system of its prisons and jails which means the nation spent around $260 for each of its citizens. As per the statistics, 2.2 million Americans were in prison or jail in…
Rank this Week: 3262

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: 38

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Chickasha Man Alleged to Possess 3,000 Images of Child Porn

    Chickasha Man Alleged to Possess 3,000 Images of Child Porn
    Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Chickasha man on complaints of possession of child pornography. Investigators arrested…
  • Jul 28

    Youthful Offender in Pharmacy Shooting Faces New Charge

    Youthful Offender in Pharmacy Shooting Faces New Charge
    In May 2009, two masked teenagers, one of them armed, stormed into Reliable Discount Pharmacy in an attempt to rob the place. The pharmacist, Jerome Ersland, opened fire, killing one of the would-be robbers and sending his armed companion…
  • Jul 24

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention

    Man Sentenced for Rape of Classmates at Tulsa Convention
    More than two years ago, we brought you the story of Brandon Brady, then a 19-year-old student with the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward. Brady had accompanied several special needs classmates on an overnight field trip to a Skills…
Rank this Week: 3528

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/
  • Jul 31

    Donohue on the Death Penalty

    Donohue on the Death Penalty
    John J. Donohue III (Stanford Law School) has posted An Empirical Evaluation of the Connecticut Death Penalty System Since 1973: Are There Unlawful Racial, Gender, and Geographic Disparities? (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 11:4,…
  • Jul 31

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon

    Colgan on Paying for Gideon
    Beth A. Colgan (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Paying for Gideon (Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1929, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: To protect the “noble ideal” that “every defendant...
  • Jul 30

    "Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare"

    "Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare"
    The story is at TalkLeft. In part: [Attorney]William Bloss said his client was wrongfully convicted based on the false testimony of a couple who claimed Ireland told them he committed the crime after the state offered a $20,000 reward for...
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jul 31

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into full, individual posts since my return from Mexico City but which still deserve Grits readers attention:This week in Cow Town: Hair microscopy and other forensic conundrumsThe Forensic…
  • Jul 30

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u
    The Austin Statesman on Sunday published an extended investigative piece on Texas' beefed up border security efforts and posed the simple but controversial question: "Do border surges work?" The article tracks several themes examined on Grits…
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Jul 31

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1
    Laws passed during the 2014 legislative session set to go into effect tomorrow include a ban on weapons for individuals convicted of domestic assault and increased fines for speeding in construction zones, among others. Quick Overview Below…
  • Jul 30

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?
    A Florida mom was arrested and charged with felony child neglect for letting her son go to the park by himself. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” said Nicole Gainey, the mother at the center of the case. The…
  • Jul 29

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was so drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on May 10 that he earned a dubious distinction after getting pulled over by one of Arizona’s finest. Tucker was arrested for a…
Rank this Week: 597

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1

    New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect August 1
    Laws passed during the 2014 legislative session set to go into effect tomorrow include a ban on weapons for individuals convicted of domestic assault and increased fines for speeding in construction zones, among others. Quick Overview Below…
  • Jul 30

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?

    Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park…Wait What?
    A Florida mom was arrested and charged with felony child neglect for letting her son go to the park by himself. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” said Nicole Gainey, the mother at the center of the case. The…
  • Jul 29

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    NBA Player Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was so drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on May 10 that he earned a dubious distinction after getting pulled over by one of Arizona’s finest. Tucker was arrested for a…
Rank this Week: 3556

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 31

    Multiple Perspectives at U.S. News & World Report

    Multiple Perspectives at U.S. News & World Report
    The Debate Club at U.S. News looks at capital punishment this week. "Government Should Not Gamble With Torture," is by Cassandra Stubbs of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project. "Botched Executions Are Just Part of a Broken System," is by…
  • Jul 31

    Die, Death Penalty, Die

    Die, Death Penalty, Die
    That's the title of Nick Gillespie's post at Reason's Hit and Run blog. It's subtitled, "The Libertarian Case Against Capital Punishment." Another week, another botched killing under the legal euphemism of capital punishment. After macabre…
  • Jul 31

    Alabama

    Alabama
    Today's Decatur Daily reports, "Official: Executions in Alabama on hold," by Mary Sell. It will be at least next spring before the state can resume executing death row inmates. That is the earliest lawmakers will be able to pass new...
Rank this Week: 28

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
  • Jul 28

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook
      Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine…
  • Jul 22

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court
    In less than six months after State v. Brooks, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted petition for review in FOUR unpublished DWI cases to be decided in light of Brooks and McNeely. The first three cases are Isaacson, Moen, and Manska,…
Rank this Week: 2917

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case

    Minnesota Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments On Bernard Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court just scheduled oral arguments in the case of State v. Bernard, where the high court will determine if Minnesota's attempt to make DWI test refusal a crime is (or is not) constitutional. Argument will be on…
  • Jul 28

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook

    "Consent to Search" To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brook
      Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine…
  • Jul 22

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court

    Four DWI Cases Granted Review by Minnesota Supreme Court
    In less than six months after State v. Brooks, the Minnesota Supreme Court has granted petition for review in FOUR unpublished DWI cases to be decided in light of Brooks and McNeely. The first three cases are Isaacson, Moen, and Manska,…
Rank this Week: 2476

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Blind Mules: The Use of Innocent Travelers for Drug Trafficking

    Blind Mules: The Use of Innocent Travelers for Drug Trafficking
    About a year ago, Yanira Maldonad, an American citizen and mother of seven, was accused of smuggling drugs into the United States from Mexico. She had been targeted as a “blind mule” and had drugs hidden under her seat on a public…
  • Jul 30

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI
    P.J. Tucker, a Phoenix Suns player, was arrested in May of 2014 for a super extreme DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tucker was pulled over by a police officer after he drove through a stop sign in his 2011 Mercedes Benz near North Buckboard Trail…
  • Jul 29

    Korean Baby Dies While Parents Played Video Game

    Korean Baby Dies While Parents Played Video Game
    Every day children tragically die. Many times, these children are suffering from parental neglect, which leads to a life lost at a young age. One story of neglect caught film maker, Valerie Veatch’s attention. Love Child Valerie was in…
Rank this Week: 4138

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    An Anonymous Tip of Drug Activity is Not Sufficient for a Search of a Residence in Florida

    An Anonymous Tip of Drug Activity is Not Sufficient for a Search of a Residence in Florida
    If the police want to search a house for drugs or other evidence of criminal activity, there are two primary ways they can do that. One, depending on how the the property is situated, the police can usually walk up to the front door, knock…
  • Jul 28

    Police in Florida Cannot Grab Suspect Without Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity

    Police in Florida Cannot Grab Suspect Without Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity
    The Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures in Florida. What constitutes a search and/or seizure is not always obvious. For instance, if the police pull you over while driving, that is clearly a seizure under…
  • Jul 25

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional
    Ocala, Florida, a city near Jacksonville, Florida, enacted a city ordinance that prohibited "unnecessary or disturbing noises". Normally, this comes up when a person is playing loud music in his/her vehicle. An individual was cited in…
Rank this Week: 802

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 31

    More potent reviews of criminal justice data via the Washington Post's Wonkblog

    More potent reviews of criminal justice data via the Washington Post's Wonkblog
    In this post last week, titled " "There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime," I made much of some recent postings on the Washington Post Wonkblog and suggested that sentencing fans ought to make a habit of…
  • Jul 31

    Making a libertarian case for "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die"

    Making a libertarian case for "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this notable new commentary by Nick Gillespie at The Daily Beast. Here are excerpts: As a libertarian, I’m not surprised that the state is so incompetent that it can’t...
  • Jul 31

    Sixth Circuit panel finds one-day prison sentence unreasonable for white-collar defendant

    Sixth Circuit panel finds one-day prison sentence unreasonable for white-collar defendant
    The Sixth Circuit today has reinforced its reputation as one of the circuits most likely to declare a below-guideline sentence unreasonable with a unanimous panel ruling in US v. Musgrave, No. 13-3872 (6th Cir. July 31, 2014) (available…
Rank this Week: 151

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    What Happens When a Cop Taps at Your Car Window…and You Just Drive Away?

    What Happens When a Cop Taps at Your Car Window…and You Just Drive Away?
    So you've had a few drinks.  You decide to pull over, and you're sitting behind the wheel of your car in an empty parking lot with the engine running.  Suddenly, in your rear-view mirror you see a police car pull in…
  • Jul 28

    Can Out-of-State Priors Increase a California DUI Sentence?

    Can Out-of-State Priors Increase a California DUI Sentence?
    If a person suffers a California DUI conviction, any subsequent California DUI conviction within a ten year period carries with it an increased punishment. Generally a first-time California DUI conviction carries three to five years of…
  • Jul 21

    Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Increases the Risk of Drunk Driving

    Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Increases the Risk of Drunk Driving
    I always preferred a cold beer to other drinks. This was true even back in my college partying days. But for many college students nowadays, an increasing trend is mixing alcohol with energy drinks. Popular combinations include vodka and…
Rank this Week: 4871

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Dayton DUI Blog Gets Recognition

    The Dayton DUI Blog Gets Recognition
    This very Dayton DUI blog has received inclusion in the LawBlogs.net collection of prestigious legal blogs.  At LawBlogs.net they have collected blogs that deal with almost every conceivable area of law.  It is well organized and…
  • Jul 30

    Vehicle Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go?

    Vehicle Forfeiture: Where Does The Money Go?
    Have you ever wondered where the money goes following a vehicle forfeiture? Does your police agency have some really cool sports cars, tricked out SUVs or ruggedly expensive off-road vehicles?  Chances are they got it via Ohio’s…
  • Jul 28

    Methods for Obtaining A Test Under Ohio’s Implied Consent Law

    Methods for Obtaining A Test Under Ohio’s Implied Consent Law
        When you drive on Ohio’s roadways you are assumed to have consented to a search of your blood, breath, plasma or urine if you are arrested pursuant to the Ohio Drunk Driving statute, R.C. 4511.19(A) or R.C. 4511.19(B).…
Rank this Week: 286

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 4252

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1927

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 31

    Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Subaru in Camden Court Due to Dangerous Defect

    Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Subaru in Camden Court Due to Dangerous Defect
    Subaru is one of the most popular auto manufacturers in America, selling hundreds of thousands of cars in dealerships across the nation each year.  But now, a lawsuit is alleging that some of Subaru’s most popular models could…
  • Jul 29

    New Jersey Sheriffs’ Association Announces Results of Child Support Enforcement Sweep

    New Jersey Sheriffs’ Association Announces Results of Child Support Enforcement Sweep
    From July 15th to July 17th, 2014, a number of South New Jersey counties, including Salem County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Camden County, Cape May County, Burlington County, and Atlantic County, participated in a 3-day sweep…
  • Jul 24

    Outrage Over Slain Officer Triggers Push to Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey

    Outrage Over Slain Officer Triggers Push to Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey
    Capital punishment is a sensitive, controversial, and hotly-debated topic in America.  But whatever your personal stance on the matter may be, one fact remains objectively true: the death penalty vanished from New Jersey in 2007.…
Rank this Week: 3640

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 528

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jul 31

    Betrayed by Their Own Reflection: Selfies Help Police Catch Criminal

    Betrayed by Their Own Reflection: Selfies Help Police Catch Criminal
    Not one, but two stories of criminals foiled by their own selfies have made the headlines this past week.  Tanya Peele, a 26-year-old Atlanta woman, is accused of setting up a fake business account at JP Morgan, then using that account…
  • Jul 22

    Arizona Man Arrested for Landscaping Fraud Once Again

    Arizona Man Arrested for Landscaping Fraud Once Again
    According to KRQE news in Albuquerque, New Mexico, landscaper Gary Mares was busted for fraud once again.  This time, he solicited landscaping work on Craigslist, collected large sums of money for the jobs upfront, and then never…
  • Jul 2

    "Nightmare Nanny" Refuses to Leave California Home

    "Nightmare Nanny" Refuses to Leave California Home
    The story of the “nightmare nanny” who has refused to leave her employer’s home has been making waves all over the news.  You’ve probably seen it by now— using Craigslist, Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte hired…
Rank this Week: 3054

O'Connor Law Blog

O'Connor Law Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal defense.

http://www.ockclaw.com/blog
  • Jul 31

    How Can A DUI Affect Your Employment Opportunities?

    How Can A DUI Affect Your Employment Opportunities?
    Being charged with a DUI can have far reaching consequences, most of which the average person may not even be aware of. Most people understand that they may be facing fines, community service or jail, but they do not realize that their future…
  • Apr 10

    Why Consult With a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Why Consult With a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer?
    A Kansas City personal injury lawyer knows how to get the full damages his or her client deserves for costs related to injuries.  Many people assume that if successful, they will be awarded compensation for medical costs, however there…
  • Apr 4

    Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers Protect the Rights of Slip and Fall Accident Victim

    Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers Protect the Rights of Slip and Fall Accident Victim
    Kansas City personal injury lawyers not only represent clients injured in car accidents, but other types of negligent accidents as well – including slip and fall.  These types of accidents are fairly common, and usually caused by…
Rank this Week: 2696

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked
    Earlier this month in Illinois, a man was arrested for bank robbery. This may not seem like an unusual crime, but it happened to be the bank at which his girlfriend worked. To make matters even stranger, he was robbing the bank to pay…
  • Jul 15

    Two Brothers Arrested in 25-Year-Old Michigan Murder Case

    Two Brothers Arrested in 25-Year-Old Michigan Murder Case
    Michigan police recently arrested two brothers for their alleged involvement in a murder that occurred over 25 years ago. According to a report by Fox 17, the victim was an eighteen-year-old woman. Evidently, she lived at home with her father…
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle
    Earlier this week in Macomb County, a man was arrested after he was apprehended by police following an incident at a Home Depot store. According to a report by the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch, loss prevention officers noticed a man…
Rank this Week: 4830

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Potential Child Abuse and Neglect and the DCF Part 2 of 2

    Potential Child Abuse and Neglect and the DCF Part 2 of 2
    As previously discussed in part 1 of this blog series, if children are present when police come to your home in response to a domestic assault and battery report, they will report the instance of the domestic assault to the Department of…
  • Jul 22

    Potential Child Abuse and Neglect and the DCF Part 1 of 2

    Potential Child Abuse and Neglect and the DCF Part 1 of 2
    Any close living situation may eventually cause agitation and strife between those people living together. And in some cases, the situation reaches a boiling point and people start to lash out, sometimes even violently. When violence occurs…
  • Jul 13

    Possible Changes to Parole for Juveniles Serving Life Sentence

    Possible Changes to Parole for Juveniles Serving Life Sentence
    The hot topic before the state’s Senate right now is a bill that could give juveniles who are serving a life sentence the opportunity to become eligible for parole after serving a minimum of 20 years, the Berkshire Eagle reports.…
Rank this Week: 2500

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Child Discipline or Child Abuse?

    Child Discipline or Child Abuse?
    While many norms differ from culture to culture, it's fair to say that nearly every society opposes the use of unnecessary violence against children, typically regarded as the most vulnerable and helpless members of society. However, as our…
  • Jul 28

    Single Mom Faces Mandatory Prison Time For Posessing Licensed, Registered Gun

    Single Mom Faces Mandatory Prison Time For Posessing Licensed, Registered Gun
    Most of the laws currently on the books were drawn up years ago, and today have unintended, undesirable effects. Mandatory minimum sentencing laws, for example, often target honest individuals who might have made simple mistakes, when…
  • Jul 24

    South Florida Woman Arrested for Counterfeit Money Demonstrates What Not To Do

    South Florida Woman Arrested for Counterfeit Money Demonstrates What Not To Do
    Earlier this month, a woman in Pompano Beach was arrested for allegedly using $400 in counterfeit money to purchase a pre-paid Visa card. As our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense lawyers understand it, the manager at the store at…
Rank this Week: 3377

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

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

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Jul 31

    Juvenile Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation In Okaloosa County

    Juvenile Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation In Okaloosa County
    We were recently contacted by the parents of a juvenile charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation in Okaloosa County. We were able to get the felony charges dismissed prior to trial and the case was resolved with a lesser, misdemeanor…
  • Jul 30

    Okaloosa County Case Number 2014-MM-1056

    Okaloosa County Case Number 2014-MM-1056
    Military client charged with Resisting Arrest without Violence by Okaloosa County authorities. Through extensive negotiations and good timing, we were able to successfully obtain a 90 day Deferred Prosecution Agreement with minimum sanctions.…
  • Jul 29

    Should I Expect Jail Time Even On A First Offense Misdemeanor Or Felony In Okaloosa County?

    Should I Expect Jail Time Even On A First Offense Misdemeanor Or Felony In Okaloosa County?
    Every case is different and depending on the charge and the circumstances of the case, jail or prison is always possible. However, for the most part, incarceration is a rarity for most misdemeanors and low-level felonies if it is a first…
Rank this Week: 3480

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Illinois State Police Issue Emergency Rules Regarding Denials of Concealed Carry Permit

    Illinois State Police Issue Emergency Rules Regarding Denials of Concealed Carry Permit
    The Illinois State Police issued emergency rules last week dealing with the Concealed Carry License Review Board’s (CCLRB) denial of concealed carry permits. The new rules were created after dozens of lawsuits and more than 200…
  • Jul 28

    New Legislation Aimed at Increasing Regulations for Illinois Sex Offender

    New Legislation Aimed at Increasing Regulations for Illinois Sex Offender
    Elgin police are asking local legislators to enact legislation that would make it easier to arrest individuals convicted of Illinois sex crimes who fail to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Illinois law requires all…
  • Jul 24

    Illinois Appellate Court Denies Claim of Double Jeopardy

    Illinois Appellate Court Denies Claim of Double Jeopardy
    A Will County, Illinois man whose conviction on charges of predatory sexual assault was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court, lost on his bid to have the re-trial on those same charges dismissed due to concerns that the prosecution…
Rank this Week: 4059

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 31

    “Hackcess” to Delusion: Tech Won’t Do It

    “Hackcess” to Delusion: Tech Won’t Do It
    As the bar exam takers this week learned the hard way, technology’s promise isn’t always kept.  Sure, it’s shiny and, when it works, can serve as a tool that makes life a bit easier. But when it doesn’t, such…
  • Jul 31

    Snitch or Suffer

    Snitch or Suffer
    The United States Department of Justice has grown fat and lazy.  Way back when, G-men had to go out and make their cases, find evidence of crimes and get their criminal.  It was hard work,  Then, they figured out a really cool…
  • Jul 30

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye
    Via Radley Balko, the story of Roger Carlos’ beating in San Antonio reflects a disconnect from reality that ought to shame Police Chief William McManus into, at the very least, a tearful, heartfelt apology.  But no,…
Rank this Week: 48

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Jul 31

    Biggest Compliance Stories for July 2014

    Biggest Compliance Stories for July 2014
    Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: UK’s Serious Fraud Office Charges Alstom Network UK with Corruption: The investigation, which commenced as a result of information…
  • Jul 22

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 2: Non-Profits, Charitable Contributions and the FCPA

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 2: Non-Profits, Charitable Contributions and the FCPA
    In our previous post, we discussed the ongoing corruption case against Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband, Duke Iñaki Urdungarin. Urdangarin, a former Olympian, is accused of using his position to skim money from government…
  • Jul 15

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 1: Spanish Princess Charged with Corruption

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 1: Spanish Princess Charged with Corruption
    If there are perks to being a member of the Spanish royal family (undoubtedly there are), immunity from corruption prosecutions is not one of them. Last month, on June 25th, Princess Cristina of Spain was charged with tax fraud and money…
Rank this Week: 4135

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Jul 31

    What Happens During My First Court Appearance in a California Criminal Case?

    What Happens During My First Court Appearance in a California Criminal Case?
    If you have recently been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in California you are likely apprehensive about your first court appearance. Unless this is not your first arrest, you may have no idea what to expect from your initial…
  • Jul 29

    Can I Finish My Probation Early in California?

    Can I Finish My Probation Early in California?
    If you were convicted of a criminal offense in California, either through accepting a guilty plea agreement or at trial, you may have been sentenced to a lengthy term of probation. Probation can be restrictive, costly, and time-consuming. In…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Be Arrested for Theft by A Credit or Debit Card in California?

    Can I Be Arrested for Theft by A Credit or Debit Card in California?
    In today’s electronic age most people do the bulk of their financial transactions online and with bank cards. Few people use cash anymore to make purchases or pay bills. As a result, theft offenses involving credit cards and debit cards…
Rank this Week: 4907

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Jul 30

    What Are The Penalties For A Juvenile Accused Of Rape?

    What Are The Penalties For A Juvenile Accused Of Rape?
    In Ohio juveniles and adults typically go through two different legal systems that have two different purposes. But there are cases where a juvenile can be tried as an adult. When it comes to rape, an adult would typically look at 3 to 11…
  • Jul 30

    What Happens On An OVI Charge In Ravenna Municipal Court?

    What Happens On An OVI Charge In Ravenna Municipal Court?
    We routinely practice OVI defense in Ravenna Municipal Court and we can tell you that there is some really great news and bad news about your case if you have been charged there. If you have not already you need to hire the most experienced…
  • Jul 30

    Who Should I Hire To Represent Me On My DUI Charge?

    Who Should I Hire To Represent Me On My DUI Charge?
    With more and more people turning to the internet to figure out who they should hire to defend them on their DUI charges it becomes difficult to figure out who the best attorney to hire is. So who should you hire to represent you on your DUI…
Rank this Week: 4768

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 30

    Does NERA Apply In New Jersey Aggravated Assault Convictions?

    Does NERA Apply In New Jersey Aggravated Assault Convictions?
    NERA, the No Early Release Act, is an effort on the part of the legislature to ensure that violent individuals stay behind bars once convicted. If you are convicted of a crime and NERA applies, you will serve 85% of your sentence before…
  • Jul 30

    What Does “Physical Menace” Mean In An Assault Charge In New Jersey?

    What Does “Physical Menace” Mean In An Assault Charge In New Jersey?
    Physical menace in the context of an assault charge means an act or acts which are physically threatening to the victim. Physical menace does not include words, even threats. It is a physical engagement in an altercation that would cause a…
  • Jul 24

    When Can I Expunge A Criminal Conviction In New Jersey?

    When Can I Expunge A Criminal Conviction In New Jersey?
    Expungement is a way for New Jersey residents to hide past mistakes from potential landlords, employers, and others. While the process is relatively straightforward in many cases, the more serious the mistakes you may have made, the harder it…
Rank this Week: 4769