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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

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

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

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

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

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

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

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 2449

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Michigan DUI in the gay Community

    Michigan DUI in the gay Community
    In a prior article about women's considerations in a DUI case, I noted that there are certain issues brought to the table just because the person facing the DUI is female. In this article, I want to take the same...
  • Apr 3

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Always hire the Best

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Always hire the Best
    In just about any situation where you're going to hire someone for anything, whether it's for a home remodeling job, a new tattoo, or a lawyer, you should always make sure you come away with a satisfactory answer to the...
  • Mar 30

    DUI Dismissed - 2nd Offense Thrown out of Court

    DUI Dismissed - 2nd Offense Thrown out of Court
    Just about everyone has heard the old saying, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." As a DUI lawyer, it is imperative that my approach in every case is to find a way to "beat 'em." For all we could...
Rank this Week: 339

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 229

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Mar 31

    Hartung on Habeas Corpus for the Innocent

    Hartung on Habeas Corpus for the Innocent
    Stephanie Roberts Hartung (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Habeas Corpus for the Innocent (University of Pennsylvania Law School, Journal of Law and Social Change, Vol. 19, 2016 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This year…
  • Mar 30

    Shen on Sentencing Enhancement for Mental Injurie

    Shen on Sentencing Enhancement for Mental Injurie
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Sentencing Enhancement and the Crime Victim's Brain (46 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 405 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal offenders who inflict serious…
  • Mar 30

    Mandiberg & Harris on Addiction and Recidivism

    Mandiberg & Harris on Addiction and Recidivism
    Susan F. Mandiberg and Richard Harris (Lewis & Clark Law School and Independent) have posted Alcohol- and Drug-Free Housing: A Key Strategy in Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Recidivism (McGeorge Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 169

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Man Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investor

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

    Former Head Teller Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Scheme

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

    Mortgage Fraudster Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence

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

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Mar 31

    Judy Clarke: How to Save a Life

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

    ISIS Releases Dabiq Issue #8

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

    Monday Open Thread

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

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Homicides Spike in Small Texas Town of Longview

    Homicides Spike in Small Texas Town of Longview
    A spate of homicides in a small Texas town has led to an upsurge in media attention and probing questions about the police department. Recently, the Dallas Morning News reported how the East Texas town of Longview has recorded six homicides…
Rank this Week: 2861

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

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

    Silk Road Investigators Charged With Money Laundering and Wire Fraud

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

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

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

    Ninth Circuit to Grant En Banc Review in Concealed Carry Case

    Ninth Circuit to Grant En Banc Review in Concealed Carry Case
    So reports the Los Angeles Times:A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider a decision that made it easier to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris had appealed the 2-1 decision in…
Rank this Week: 2641

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Mar 31

    Revised Sex Offender Flow Chart (March 2015 edition)

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

    Drug Dogs and Checkpoint

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

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    195 new bills were filed in the North Carolina Senate yesterday, the deadline for filing new bills in that chamber this session. I haven’t reviewed all the new bills – or all the bills filed before yesterday, for that…
Rank this Week: 2915

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    Florida Supreme Court: No Life Sentences for Juvenile

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

    Green v. Florida - Officer Testimony in Drug Case Challenged

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

    DUI Manslaughter Arrest in Davie Crash Case

    DUI Manslaughter Arrest in Davie Crash Case
    For the death of a 6-year-old boy and injuring three others, a 20-year-old Davie man is facing serious felony charges that could send him to the prison for the next 35 years or more. According to news reports, the suspect, who was 19 at the…
Rank this Week: 1624

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Another pharmacy group expresses opposition to involvement in execution

    Another pharmacy group expresses opposition to involvement in execution
    As noted in this prior post, last week a trade group for compound pharmacists has discouraged its members from preparing or dispensing drugs for executions. Now, as reported in this new NBC News article, the "American Pharmacists…
  • Mar 30

    "Monitoring Youth: The Collision of Rights and Rehabilitation"

    "Monitoring Youth: The Collision of Rights and Rehabilitation"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable and timely new paper by Kate Weisburd now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: A monumental shift in juvenile justice is underway, inspired by the wide recognition that...
  • Mar 30

    California and Ohio facing capital congestion without a functioning execution chamber

    California and Ohio facing capital congestion without a functioning execution chamber
    Theses two local stories concerning death row realities in two states strike a similar note: From California here, "California's death row, with no executions in sight, runs out of room." This story starts this way: With no…
Rank this Week: 120

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2919

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

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

    Ohio girl, 10, dies in house fire hours before her accused rapist is due at trial
    3-31-15 Ohio: Hours before a Green Township, Ohio, man was due to go on trial for rape, his alleged victim -- a 10-year-old girl -- died Monday in an early morning house fire on Youngstown's south side. Neighbors reported hearing an…
  • Mar 30

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender
    3-30-15 Georgia: Authorities arrested on Saturday a 61-year-old Madison County woman after she allegedly fired two gun shots as a way of sending “a message” to a convicted sex offender she didn’t want on her property. Eddie L. Manley…
  • Mar 29

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion
    Again, the world needs to outlaw laws that "Sound Good" but in reality have not proven they are effective beyond sounding good.. 3-29-15 California: Jessica's Law — California's version of it, anyway — was a mess from the…
Rank this Week: 31

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL

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

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….
    The NY Times Magazine had a very informative article on the Colorado SuperMax prison and what solitary confinement does to an individual (it makes them go crazy). We strongly suggest you read it. The NY Times here also ponders the…
  • Mar 27

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE
    The Sixth Seal – Signs In The Heavens“I watched as He opened the sixth seal. There was a great Earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky…
Rank this Week: 162

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

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

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

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

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

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

    Study Shows that Few Have Counsel for Bond Hearing

    Study Shows that Few Have Counsel for Bond Hearing
    It’s a scene I have witnessed hundreds, if not thousands, of times. At a first appearance hearing, a magistrate judge calls the calendar as twenty or so inmates in orange or green jumpsuits are brought out chained to one another. The…
Rank this Week: 4558

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 31

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution

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

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination

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

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
Rank this Week: 3517

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 30

    Another Attempt to Have a Victim's Suit Thrown Out Fail

    Another Attempt to Have a Victim's Suit Thrown Out Fail
    We continue to make small gains in the ability of victims of crime to have their voices heard in cases affecting the criminal justice system.  On March 12, I noted that the California Court of Appeal had rejected the attempt...
  • Mar 30

    Examining the Medical Model of Crime

    Examining the Medical Model of Crime
    The Heritage Foundation is in my view on the wrong side of sentencing "reform," but remains a valuable, intellectually stimulating and honest organization.  (For example, its Senior Fellow, John Malcolm, acknowledges that increased…
  • Mar 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Prison Population Down, Payroll Up:  As the prison population drops 38 percent, the payroll costs for the CDCR have increased 5.3 percent, resulting in one third of officers earning more than $100,000 a year due to an increase in...
Rank this Week: 203

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Justice System Punishment In The Toilet

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

    People v. LaValle

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

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

    Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd., 128 S. Ct. 1610 | Case Brief
    CASE: Crawford v Marion County Election Board. 553 U.S . 181 (2008) FACTS: An Indiana statute of 2005 required voters voting in person to produce a photo ID on the election day. In case a voter failed to meet this requirement and wanted their…
Rank this Week: 2395

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Mar 30

    DUI Stop Illegal

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

    West Palm Beach Judge May Soon Throw Out Red Light Ticket

    West Palm Beach Judge May Soon Throw Out Red Light Ticket
    Last month I published an article about a recent case in which an appeals court ruled that it is illegal for a private company to issue traffic tickets to people for running a red light in Hollywood Florida.  Because of…
  • Oct 24

    How the Police Are Able to Take Millions of Dollars From People Who Are Not Charged With Crime

    How the Police Are Able to Take Millions of Dollars From People Who Are Not Charged With Crime
    The following article was published last month in the Washington Post.  The article was written by John Yoder, director of the U.S. Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985, and Brad Cates, director of…
Rank this Week: 3619

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Lake Wales Motel Manager Accused of Video Voyeurism

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

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Smearing Dog Feces on Neighbor

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

    Penn State Professor Arrested in Miami After Ranting on Plane

    Penn State Professor Arrested in Miami After Ranting on Plane
    A Penn State University associate sociology professor was arrested during a flight from Nicaragua to Miami on Saturday. Her onboard speech about U.S.-Venezuela relations apparently got her pulled off a flight in Miami. Authorities claim that…
Rank this Week: 1392

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Mar 30

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit
    A man arrested last May after a crash that killed the three other passengers in his vehicle pleaded guilty to DUI automobile homicide on Friday, March 27. One of the passengers was the driver’s girlfriend, and the others were juveniles.…
  • Mar 25

    Police Suspend Rape Investigation at University of Virginia

    Police Suspend Rape Investigation at University of Virginia
    In the explosive wake of a Rolling Stone article in November 2014, police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have announced that they are suspending the rape investigation discussed at length in the Rolling Stone article. The article was about a…
  • Mar 23

    Aggravated Robbery Suspect Robbed Same Pharmacy Once Before

    Aggravated Robbery Suspect Robbed Same Pharmacy Once Before
    On Wednesday, March 18, a La Verkin man who was arrested following the March 11 robbery of a Hurricane pharmacy was charged with more than just aggravated robbery for that incident. He was also given additional charges for a previous robbery…
Rank this Week: 638

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    Defendant's motion seeking summary judgment is hereby granted. Given the allegations made by plaintiffs within their bill of particulars and upon a review of the evidence submitted, the only categories of serious personal injury applicable to…
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    NY Insurance Law §5104(a). NY Insurance Law §5102(d), defines serious injury as: A personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement, a fracture, loss of fetus, permanent loss of use of a body organ,…
  • Mar 28

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont
    The proponent of a motion for summary judgment carries the initial burden of tendering sufficient admissible evidence to demonstrate the absence of a material issue of fact as a matter of law. There is no requirement that the proof for said…
Rank this Week: 1260

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/
Rank this Week: 4455

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: 2615

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Mar 30

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen
    Die Schweiz und die EU haben am 19. März 2015 in Brüssel ein Abkommen zur Einführung des globalen Standards für den AIA in Steuersachen paraphiert. In einer gemeinsamen Erklärung haben die Vertragsparteien…
  • Mar 27

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA
    Mark Branson, Direktor der Eidgenössischen Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA, hat an der 12. Zürcher Aktienrechtstagung ein Referat über die Aufsichtspraxis und die Erwartungen der FINMA im Bereich der Corporate Governance gehalten.…
  • Mar 25

    Neue Public Private Partnership: Bund und Swiss Cyber Experts gehen gemeinsam gegen künftige Cyber-Bedrohungen vor

    Neue Public Private Partnership: Bund und Swiss Cyber Experts gehen gemeinsam gegen künftige Cyber-Bedrohungen vor
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 24. März 2015 sind der Bund und der Verein "Swiss Cyber Experts" eine Public Private Partnership eingegangen. Mit der 2013 verabschiedeten "Nationalen Strategie zum Schutz der Schweiz vor Cyber-Risiken…
Rank this Week: 3161

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    Governor Conditionally Vetoes Bill Changing DWI Sentencing

    Governor Conditionally Vetoes Bill Changing DWI Sentencing
    The Governor returned a bill to the Senate which would have drastically changed DWI sentencing in New Jersey if passed. The Bill called for, inter alia, the imposition of an ignition interlock system in lieu of license suspension for first…
  • Mar 4

    When Driving with a Suspended License Becomes a Crime

    When Driving with a Suspended License Becomes a Crime
    If caught driving with a suspended license during you DWI suspension, the penalties are serious Continue reading →
  • May 15

    Cranfords are the First Manufactured Marijuana Cigarette

    Cranfords are the First Manufactured Marijuana Cigarette
    In a funny sort of coincidence, the company producing the first manufactured marihuana cigarettes has named the product Cranfords. The machine rolled cannabis cigarettes come in tins of 10 filtered joints and each tin contains a quarter ounce…
Rank this Week: 1340

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Mar 30

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer in Baltimore

    How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer in Baltimore
    You’ve been hurt in a car accident and now you need a personal injury lawyer.  Attorney Randolph Rice is a Maryland personal injury lawyer and has compiled this simple list of: How to choose a personal injury lawyer in Baltimore…
  • Mar 30

    Common Traffic Violations in Maryland

    Common Traffic Violations in Maryland
    We have compiled a list of some of the most common traffic violations in Maryland.  These types of traffic violations are called “Must Appear” violations.  This means the person charged must appear in the District Court…
  • Mar 21

    Stet Docket

    Stet Docket
    What is a Stet Docket in a Maryland criminal case? A Stet Docket is actually not a docket but a term used by Judges and State’s Attorneys to describe marking a case “Stet.”  There is no Stet Docket and a case is not…
Rank this Week: 2545

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Mar 30

    Timing is Everything: The Eroding Shield of State v. Knoll and its Progeny

    Timing is Everything: The Eroding Shield of State v. Knoll and its Progeny
    When charged with a crime, all criminal defendants must […] Timing is Everything: The Eroding Shield of State v. Knoll and its Progeny is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Timing is Everything: The Eroding Shield of State v. Knoll…
  • Mar 5

    Cell Phone Tickets and Accident Statistic

    Cell Phone Tickets and Accident Statistic
    By Zev Goldstein, Esq.   Driving distracted is one […] Cell Phone Tickets and Accident Statistics is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Cell Phone Tickets and Accident Statistics appeared first on MINICK LAW.
  • Feb 26

    Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI

    Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI
    No Alcohol? How Can an Officer Show Impairment by Drugs […] Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI is a post from: MINICK LAW The post Drugged Driving: Marijuana DUI appeared first on MINICK LAW.
Rank this Week: 2987

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Indiana Man Faces DUI, Child Endangerment Charges in Michigan

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

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

    Bloomfield Hills Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
    On Monday, March 23, 64-year-old Kutub Mesiwala of Bloomfield Hills pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to a recent news article at Mlive.com. Mesiwala was allegedly involved in a scheme in which he exploited…
  • Mar 27

    New Jersey Police Officer Involved in Deadly Wrong Way Crash Had Prior DUI Arrest

    New Jersey Police Officer Involved in Deadly Wrong Way Crash Had Prior DUI Arrest
    Last week, two men were killed in a crash involving Pedro Abad Jr., a six-year veteran police officer with the Linden Police Department in New Jersey. Abad was allegedly driving the wrong way on the West Shore Expressway in Staten Island when…
Rank this Week: 750

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Looking Back: S. Fla. Man Charged with 142 Felonies After Police See His Instagram Page

    Looking Back: S. Fla. Man Charged with 142 Felonies After Police See His Instagram Page
    Our Delray Beach and West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert have written extensively on the risk you take when uploading incriminating photos to social media. If Dupree Johnson hadn't previously…
  • Mar 27

    Therapy Instead of Criminal Charges for Teens Who Uploaded Nude Pics of Minor

    Therapy Instead of Criminal Charges for Teens Who Uploaded Nude Pics of Minor
    Our Pembroke Pines and Hollywood juvenile defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that the prosecution's decision to drop criminal charges against the Pembroke Pines teens who uploaded nude pictures of other minors…
  • Mar 24

    Palm Beach Couple Jailed for Sex Near Playground

    Palm Beach Couple Jailed for Sex Near Playground
    You may recall Charlie Day's character in Horrible Bosses, a man who was required to register as a sex offender for urinating (and thus indecently exposing his genitals) in a playground in the middle of the night despite the fact that no…
Rank this Week: 1635

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    A Downward Departure for an Unsophisticated Crime

    A Downward Departure for an Unsophisticated Crime
    As you know, judges have an obligation to hand down "just" sentences. This is not an easy task, because our elected officials have meddled in the sentencing process, and created laws that are simply too harsh for the crime committed. When…
  • Mar 22

    Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

    Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
    I had an argument recently with a prosecutor (shocking, I know), and much of her reasoning centered around her repetition of the cliche "where there's smoke, there's fire". The problem with such clichés is that the other side is…
  • Mar 1

    How to Search a Home with Zero Accountability

    How to Search a Home with Zero Accountability
    Accountability is an important part of the relationship between our government and its citizens. Sure, we citizens can't know everything, and that's why a small percentage of our budget is known as the "Black Budget". Black budgets are…
Rank this Week: 2330

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Mar 30

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

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest
    As if it weren’t bad enough. Iranian women face persistent systemic discrimination in terms of family law. New legislation being considered by Iran’s parliament is intended to roll back many of the gains women have made in the…
  • Mar 30

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe
    On the morning of March 9, in front of a Harare neighborhood barbershop, five men in civilian clothes abducted journalist and activist Itai Dzamara. He was handcuffed, bundled into a white truck with no visible license plates, and has not…
  • Mar 30

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?
    Victims of abuses in Honduras rely upon the work of human rights defenders in their country for help. But what happens when the defenders themselves become the target of threats and violence? Amnesty International’s recent report,…
Rank this Week: 32

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Broward County Resident Accepts 70 Month Prison Sentence for Identity Theft

    Broward County Resident Accepts 70 Month Prison Sentence for Identity Theft
    With less than a week to go, many are looking forward to opening of the 2015 baseball season. And only ten days after that event begins the deadline for filing your tax return reaches its deadline. Spring always brings about the beginning of…
  • Mar 3

    Florida Connection to Silk Road Case, Bitcoin, Money Laundering and More

    Florida Connection to Silk Road Case, Bitcoin, Money Laundering and More
    In late January, a U.S. District Judge sentenced a Cape Coral, Florida man to four years in federal prison and the forfeiture of almost $1 million after he pleaded guilty to the charge of tax evasion. Robert Faiella accepted the plea which…
  • Feb 16

    Eight Arrested in Offshore Gambling Ring with Connection to Organized Crime

    Eight Arrested in Offshore Gambling Ring with Connection to Organized Crime
    After an investigation that went on for over half a year, eight South Florida men were taken into custody as the result of a sting that covered territory along the East Coast in an offshore online sports gambling ring that was operated out of…
Rank this Week: 1857

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Prescription Fraud in Arizona

    Prescription Fraud in Arizona
    Addiction to prescription medication has become a widespread problem in the United States over recent years. As opposed to illegal substances like heroin, meth, or cocaine, prescription medication is prescribed by a doctor and is legal to…
  • Mar 25

    Can I be charged with a crime in Arizona if my dog bit someone?

    Can I be charged with a crime in Arizona if my dog bit someone?
    The answer to that question depends upon the details of the incident, but yes, it is possible for an owner of a dog who bit another person to be criminally liable under Arizona law. According to the American Society for the Prevention of…
  • Mar 23

    Multiple Shoplifting Offenses in Arizona

    Multiple Shoplifting Offenses in Arizona
    Shoplifting addition is a real and prevalent problem in today’s society. Click here to see a previous blog detailing the reasons behind the issue and possible treatments. While some people shoplift because they truly cannot afford to…
Rank this Week: 296

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3414

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 30

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

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

    Montana Man With 10 DUI Convictions Pulled Over For DUI

    Montana Man With 10 DUI Convictions Pulled Over For DUI
    After allegedly sideswiping two police cars, a Montana man who already has 10 DUI convictions was pulled over for DUI. The man, Robert Orville Latray, had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.19 more than twice the legal limit. His DUI…
  • Mar 26

    Tennessee Bill Would Deny Sale of Alcohol to Repeat DUI Offender

    Tennessee Bill Would Deny Sale of Alcohol to Repeat DUI Offender
    Lawmakers in the state of Tennessee are talking about a bill which would deny the sale of alcohol to anyone with three or more DUI’s on their criminal record. According to the bill, a big “No Alcohol Sales” would be stamped…
Rank this Week: 1146

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 658

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/
  • Mar 30

    Criminal Culpability in Minnesota

    Criminal Culpability in Minnesota
    As we’ve documented before, there is a strong correlation between adolescent brain development and the urge to commit risky behaviors. Kids at a younger age aren’t as able to understand the full nature and consequences of their…
  • Mar 26

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI
    A driver and a passenger in Lino Lakes both earned DUIs last month after trying to pull the old driver switcheroo. According to the police report, a gas station employee phoned authorities after witnessing a vehicle sideswipe a poll and hit a…
  • Mar 25

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?
    If you’re like most red-blooded Americans, you filled out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. Maybe you just like to fill a bracket out for fun, but odds are you’re in a pool with friends or co-workers that has a little bit of…
Rank this Week: 2387

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Mar 30

    Criminal Culpability in Minnesota

    Criminal Culpability in Minnesota
    As we’ve documented before, there is a strong correlation between adolescent brain development and the urge to commit risky behaviors. Kids at a younger age aren’t as able to understand the full nature and consequences of their…
  • Mar 26

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI

    Minnesota Driver and Passenger Both Earn DUI
    A driver and a passenger in Lino Lakes both earned DUIs last month after trying to pull the old driver switcheroo. According to the police report, a gas station employee phoned authorities after witnessing a vehicle sideswipe a poll and hit a…
  • Mar 25

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?

    Are March Madness Pools Legal?
    If you’re like most red-blooded Americans, you filled out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. Maybe you just like to fill a bracket out for fun, but odds are you’re in a pool with friends or co-workers that has a little bit of…
Rank this Week: 1625

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Breathalyzers to be Installed in All New Cars?

    Breathalyzers to be Installed in All New Cars?
    Think of all of the things that could come with a new car when the salesman tells you that it is fully equipped. I bet you’re thinking of satellite radio, heated seats, dashboard navigation, and maybe park assistance. I’m sure you…
  • Mar 23

    What is the True Cost of a First-Time California DUI?

    What is the True Cost of a First-Time California DUI?
    You may have seen the billboards a couple years ago warning motorists that a DUI can cost a person up to $16,000 total. I suspect that it has gone up since then. People have asked me whether this figure is accurate and what they can actually…
  • Mar 19

    Arrested for Refusing to Take a Breath Test

    Arrested for Refusing to Take a Breath Test
    So what would you do if a cop came to your house and demanded to search your house?  You would probably ask him if he had a warrant, right?  And what if he tells you that he doesn’t have a search warrant, but he wants to look…
Rank this Week: 1275

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/
  • Mar 30

    DA called 'unstable,' prison guard raises, clearance rates, and other storie

    DA called 'unstable,' prison guard raises, clearance rates, and other storie
    No time this morning to adumbrate the issues in individual posts, but Grits readers may be interested in these items:Just three months into her tenure, Dallas DA Susan Hawk fired two top lieutenants, one of whom called her "unstable," and…
  • Mar 30

    DPS border surge made rest of state measurably less safe

    DPS border surge made rest of state measurably less safe
    When the Department of Public Safety shifted its deployments to the border as part of "Operation Strong Safety," it measurably reduced DPS enforcement in the rest of the state, resulting in fewer citations and warnings issued statewide and…
  • Mar 29

    No need to pick a side when everybody's wrong

    No need to pick a side when everybody's wrong
    Grits finds it ironic that David Dow, a Houston appellate lawyer specializing in death penalty work, is claiming the Court of Criminal Appeals issued an illegal sanction against him by suspending his practice before the court for a year.…
Rank this Week: 163

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Alleged child rapist arrested in Tonopah

    Alleged child rapist arrested in Tonopah
    Last week 39-year-old Kenneth Cardenas of Tonopah was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl four years ago. Earlier this month, the Nye County Sheriff's office received an alert from an outside agency regarding the…
  • Mar 24

    Few traffic tickets cause money woes for Nevada Supreme Court

    Few traffic tickets cause money woes for Nevada Supreme Court
    With Nevada cops writing fewer traffic tickets, the Nevada Supreme Court's budget is suffering. It was reported recently that traffic ticket fines make up close to three-fifths of the court's budget. It is estimated that the dearth of traffic…
  • Mar 16

    Nevada Supreme Court rules "casino markers" constitutional

    Nevada Supreme Court rules "casino markers" constitutional
    Last month the Nevada Supreme Court once again affirmed the constitutionality of the state’s casino marker laws. Specifically, it upheld the conviction of defendant Harel Zahavi, who allegedly failed to pay back nearly $400,000 in…
Rank this Week: 3909

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3217

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer
    In the years that I’ve written extensively about Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), I have always been amazed about its bizarre CEO Patrick Byrne and the gang of misfits he has surrounded himself with. By far, the worst was a real loser…
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
Rank this Week: 2090