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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: 4844

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/
  • May 29

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License
    In order to even begin the process of trying to win back your Michigan driver's license (or the clearance of a Michigan hold on your driving record, if you now live out of state), you must be legally eligible to...
  • May 25

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case
    If you're facing a 3rd offense drunk driving charge anywhere in Michigan, then you already know it's a felony. In this article, I want to avoid all the scare tactics and make clear that, in most cases, and with proper...
  • May 22

    What you need to win your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case

    What you need to win your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case
    I have posted over 283 articles about the driver's license restoration and clearance process; that's a lot of information. Yet for everything I have written, both on my blog and on my website, there is one fact - one single...
Rank this Week: 4935

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • May 22

    Can I do a Payment Plan for my Attorney Fee?

    Can I do a Payment Plan for my Attorney Fee?
    Yes. Kotlowski Law Office PLLC offers very flexible down payments and monthly payment plans for your DUI attorney fee. Down payments may start as low as $1000.00. Typical monthly payments range from $200.00 to $500.00. See Online Case…
  • May 19

    Should I take the roadside tests?

    Should I take the roadside tests?
    No. Politely decline. I always recommend against taking the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests. (HGN, Walk & Turn, One Leg Stand and Portable Breath Test) In Washington State, these tests are voluntarily, unreliable and difficult to complete…
  • May 12

    Warrant - how do I set a hearing without being arrested in Seattle?

    Warrant - how do I set a hearing without being arrested in Seattle?
    In Seattle Municipal Court if the Warrant amount is less than $10,000.00 you can go to the first floor of the Seattle Justice Center, 600 Fifth Ave and set a hearing. (you will see clerk windows after security on right)...
Rank this Week: 824

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 22

    Memorial Day, and Serving our Greatest Heroe

    Memorial Day, and Serving our Greatest Heroe
    Memorial Day, and Serving our Greatest Heroes Before 9/11, many Americans thought of Memorial Day as the beginning of the summer season and an opportunity to reflect on patriotism.  Today, we are more mindful of the service a select…
  • May 21

    Disgraced San Diego California Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing Officer Benavidez Sentenced

    Disgraced San Diego California Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing Officer Benavidez Sentenced
    On February 3, 2015, Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing Officer Benavidez, out of the San Diego DMV Driver Safety Office, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to accept bribes.  As previously discussed in a previous blog post…
  • May 8

    After Midway Shooting Death of a Transient, SDPD Chief Zimmerman Orders Cops to Turn On Camera

    After Midway Shooting Death of a Transient, SDPD Chief Zimmerman Orders Cops to Turn On Camera
    Perhaps San Diego Police Chief Zimmerman reads my blog posts.  After concern was voiced from numerous citizens and public interest groups, including the ACLU, Chief Zimmerman ordered that all law enforcement officers must turn on their…
Rank this Week: 3647

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Single Vehicle Crash Near Blackfoot

    Single Vehicle Crash Near Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • May 22

    Single Vehicle Crash Southbound I15 near Porterville Road Overpa

    Single Vehicle Crash Southbound I15 near Porterville Road Overpa
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • May 21

    Crash near Kimberly injures 7 people.

    Crash near Kimberly injures 7 people.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • May 22

    Kolber on The Limited Right to Alter Memory

    Kolber on The Limited Right to Alter Memory
    Adam J. Kolber (Brooklyn Law School) has posted The Limited Right to Alter Memory (Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, p. 658 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: We like to think we own our memories: if technology someday...
  • May 21

    Dancig-Rosenberg & Bendor on Unconstitutional Criminalization

    Dancig-Rosenberg & Bendor on Unconstitutional Criminalization
    Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg and Ariel L. Bendor (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) have posted Unconstitutional Criminalization on SSRN. Here is the abstract: May criminalization constitute a violation…
  • May 21

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory
    Frank Rudy Cooper (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Always Already Suspect: Revising Vulnerability Theory (North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1339, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Martha Fineman proposes a post-identity…
Rank this Week: 158

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    New York City Housing Authority ...cont

    New York City Housing Authority ...cont
    CPLR §3001 provides that the "Supreme Court may render a declaratory judgment having the effect of a final judgment as to the rights and other legal relations of the parties to a justiciable controversy whether or not further relief...
  • May 22

    Theodore Johnson violently attacked his ex-girlfriend...cont

    Theodore Johnson violently attacked his ex-girlfriend...cont
    courts to consider domestic violence when rendering child custody and visitation determinations. He noted that "[t]he victims of domestic violence are not limited to those who are actually battered by spouses, for the evidence is…
  • May 22

    New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission ("TLC")

    New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission ("TLC")
    Page 1 2009 NY Slip Op 51545(U) MARIE F. KAVANAUGHT, Plaintiff, v. LESLEY SIMEON, Defendant. 19639/2007 Supreme Court, Queens County. Decided July 20, 2009. For Plaintiff: Dorothy Atchinson, Esq., Jamaica, New York. For Defendant: Frederica…
Rank this Week: 1945

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Holiday Weekend DUI

    Holiday Weekend DUI
    Holiday weekends such as Memorial Day are high traveled and celebrated weekends. Police departments across the state of Arizona plan to have a DUI task force and will be patrolling specific areas in order to catch DUI drivers, to keep the…
  • May 1

    Criminal Charges for Leaving Child in a vehicle

    Criminal Charges for Leaving Child in a vehicle
    Roughly 20 states have specific laws making it illegal to leave a child unattended in a vehicle. However, Arizona is not one of these states. Arizona does have several laws that can be used to prosecute someone who leaves a child in a hot…
  • Apr 28

    Supreme Court Rules: Cops Can’t Detain Suspects to wait for Drug-sniffing Dog

    Supreme Court Rules: Cops Can’t Detain Suspects to wait for Drug-sniffing Dog
    On April 21, 2015 the United States Supreme Court made a ruling on whether an officer may extend an already completed traffic stop for a canine sniff without reasonable suspicion. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the…
Rank this Week: 4009

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • May 22

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help
    If you’re in a car accident, you should call the police immediately. As you’re waiting for help to arrive, there are a number of things that you can be doing—assuming you’re not severely injured—that may be…
  • May 20

    5 Worst Foods to Eat in the Car

    5 Worst Foods to Eat in the Car
    Eating while driving can be tempting, especially when you’re running late for work or are on an extended road trip. But if you’re acting as the driver, you should resist the urge to chow down from behind the wheel, and pull off…
  • May 19

    Resources for Foreign Victims of the Amtrak Train 188 Accident

    Resources for Foreign Victims of the Amtrak Train 188 Accident
    Many international travelers ride Amtrak every year. Amtrak Train 188, traveling from Washington D.C. to New York, was carrying several international passengers at the time it derailed. According to media reports, passengers from Spain,…
Rank this Week: 891

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    ESSEX COUNTY COURT OFFICER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE

    ESSEX COUNTY COURT OFFICER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE
    Surprise! I am not Ian. He will be with you next week with one of our “war stories”. Speaking of surprises, here is a little tale from yesterday’s session in Salem Superior Court. As you know, anybody can suddenly find…
  • May 20

    “CAN I APPEAL MY CRIMINAL CONVICTION?”

    “CAN I APPEAL MY CRIMINAL CONVICTION?”
    Folks are focused on the federal criminal appeal of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (hereinafter, the “Defendant”). While his appeals will be automatic because of his unusual penalty, all criminal defendants, especially if convicted after a…
  • May 19

    THE BOSTON FEDERAL JURY CHOOSES THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER

    THE BOSTON FEDERAL JURY CHOOSES THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER
    As you know, I have been ensconced in the criminal justice system since the early 1980’s. One of the perks of being around so long, and being fairly successful, is that various media outlets often contact me to discuss some development…
Rank this Week: 2197

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

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

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • May 22

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
    One of Chicago’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Criminal defense attorney, Michael J.…
  • May 4

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock
    U.S. v. Richarson, No. 14-1901 In this case, due to a federal detainer the defendant was indicted on a felony charge of being in possession of both firearms and illegal possession of a submachine gun following receiving time served on...
  • Feb 23

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.
    ACCURATE AS OF FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Possession of Methamphetamines Weight Statute Class Time 0-5 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(1) Class 3 2-5 years 5-15 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(2) Class 2 3-7 years 15-100 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(3) Class 1 4-15…
Rank this Week: 4968

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • May 22

    City and County of San Francisco California v. Sheehan

    City and County of San Francisco California v. Sheehan
    The United States Supreme Court just announced a widely anticipated case on how the police interacted with a mentally ill woman. The writ of certiorari presented two questions for the Supreme Court to consider: 1. Whether the the Americans…
  • May 21

    Article – Bankruptcy Reform in the Context of For-Profit College

    Article – Bankruptcy Reform in the Context of For-Profit College
    Corinthian Colleges, a private for-profit, post-secondary educational institution, abruptly shut-down last month.  Currently enrolled students were left in a quagmire : 1. find another institution to transfer to (and hope the credits…
  • May 21

    Cronly v. City of Tucson

    Cronly v. City of Tucson
    Women’s suffrage first came under the legal spotlight in the young Territory of Arizona in a court battle over an injunction against the City of Tucson creating a sewer system. The validity of a municipal referendum  that appeared…
Rank this Week: 2518

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • May 22

    HOW LONG CAN POLICE STOP MY CAR IN ILLINOIS?

    HOW LONG CAN POLICE STOP MY CAR IN ILLINOIS?
    There are no hard and fast rules about how much time police can take to perform a routine traffic stop. However, police may keep you no longer than necessary to accomplish the purpose of that stop. How long is necessary … Continue…
  • May 11

    BE POLITE TO YOUR OFFICER: COURTESY DURING A POLICE STOP

    BE POLITE TO YOUR OFFICER: COURTESY DURING A POLICE STOP
    Despite the bad apples you see in the news, the majority of police officers are decent people just trying to do a dangerous job the best way they can. Therefore, if you are stopped by police, you should treat them … Continue reading…
  • Apr 28

    SNIFFING AROUND YOUR CAR: DOG SNIFF SEARCHES IN ILLINOIS

    SNIFFING AROUND YOUR CAR: DOG SNIFF SEARCHES IN ILLINOIS
    Generally, you do not have the same privacy rights in a car that you would in your home. So while a trained narcotics dog may not sniff outside your apartment door, the dog may sniff around your car. Worse yet, … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3253

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    So Long to the False Arrest Charge

    So Long to the False Arrest Charge
    Apparently the Baltimore State's Attorney reads Crime and Consequences before she meets with the grand jury. It might be better, though, if she had read it before her earlier, court-house-steps carnival announcing charges against six…
  • May 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Police Officer Killed Hours Before Maternity Leave:  An Omaha police officer was shot and killed by a fugitive on Wednesday, just hours before she was to go on maternity leave.  Fox News reports that 29-year-old Kerrie Orozco was…
  • May 22

    The Gruesome Results When We Give Thugs a Second Chance

    The Gruesome Results When We Give Thugs a Second Chance
    This is what happens:WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- New, horrifying details are surfacing about what happened inside the Savopoulos mansion near Vice President Joe Biden's house before the murders.A law enforcement source tell WUSA9's Bruce Leshan…
Rank this Week: 362

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 22

    "Who Are Woman Sex Offenders and Why Are They Treated Like Men?"

    "Who Are Woman Sex Offenders and Why Are They Treated Like Men?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this intriguing piece posted at Dissedent Voice written by Sonia Van den Broek, who admits at the start of the piece how she became a female charged with a sex offense:...
  • May 22

    "Federal Sentencing Error as Loss of Chance"

    "Federal Sentencing Error as Loss of Chance"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new piece available via SSRN authored by Kate Huddleston. Here is the abstract: Federal courts have taken the wrong approach to discussing sentencing error. Circuit court opinions in…
  • May 22

    Two notable voices from the (far?) right calling again for drug war and sentencing reform

    Two notable voices from the (far?) right calling again for drug war and sentencing reform
    The two recent stories about recent comments by notable advocates reinforce my sense that more and more traditional (and not-so-traditional) conservative voices are feeling more and more confortable vocally criticizing the federal drug war…
Rank this Week: 145

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • May 22

    Ohio's GOP Attorney General now talking up medical marijuana reform

    Ohio's GOP Attorney General now talking up medical marijuana reform
    As reported in this notable local article, headlined "Mike DeWine looks at drafting his own medical marijuana proposal," the various on-going efforts to bring marijuana reform to the ballot in the Buckeye State has finally convinced…
  • May 22

    "Senate panel votes to end VA ban on medical marijuana"

    "Senate panel votes to end VA ban on medical marijuana"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new piece reporting on a notable recent vote in the US Senate. Here are the basics from the start of the article: The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a $77.6 billion…
  • May 21

    Latest polling data in Colorado and Washington continue to show strong support for legalization

    Latest polling data in Colorado and Washington continue to show strong support for legalization
    As reported in this new Huffington Post piece, headlined "Pioneer Pot States Did The Right Thing, Polls Show," recent polling in the two states to lead the modern marijuana legalization movement indicates that three years of…
Rank this Week: 1793

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

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

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • May 22

    Car Crash Lawyer

    Car Crash Lawyer
    Have you been hurt in a car crash and you need a car crash lawyer in Maryland?  Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 or email the office for immediate legal help. Maryland Car Crash Lawyer –…
  • May 15

    Revoked License

    Revoked License
    Driving while your privilege is revoked in Maryland is a “must appear” offense and requires an appearance in Court if charged.  Don’t go to Court alone, hire an attorney that has experience defending revoked license…
  • May 8

    Attorney in MD

    Attorney in MD
    Are you looking for an attorney in Md?  We can help you find an attorney in Maryland. But we need to know what kind of attorney in Md you need and what kind of legal matter do you have in Maryland? Attorney in Md – G. Randolph…
Rank this Week: 2658

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Cook County Woman Charged with Battery after Attacking Boyfriend in Public Restroom

    Cook County Woman Charged with Battery after Attacking Boyfriend in Public Restroom
    A Cook County woman was charged with domestic battery for allegedly slamming her boyfriend’s head into a public restroom following his refusal to have sex with her. She was also charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs…
  • May 20

    Forensic Podiatrists Examine Crime Scene Footprints to Identify a Suspect

    Forensic Podiatrists Examine Crime Scene Footprints to Identify a Suspect
    Often a criminal defense case will rely on the use of expert testimony. Whether it is DNA evidence, blood splatter, fingerprint or hair analysis, this evidence must be tested and interpreted, and the results relayed to the jury by an expert…
  • May 14

    The Use of Social Media in Chicago Criminal Case

    The Use of Social Media in Chicago Criminal Case
    Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are changing more than just how we communicate with friends and family. It is changing the way law enforcement and criminal defense attorneys handle their cases as well. The Oak Brook…
Rank this Week: 2957

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • May 22

    Recent Case Win: DWI 2ND-Not Guilty

    Recent Case Win: DWI 2ND-Not Guilty
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 Client was charged with a DWI 2nd.  Client was offered a breath test and refused.  The DPS Trooper did not secure a…
  • May 22

    Writ Bonds – Immediate Jail Release: 214-402-4364

    Writ Bonds – Immediate Jail Release: 214-402-4364
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 Need a Writ Bond? Need an Attorney Bond? If you have a friend or a loved one that has been arrested in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, or…
  • May 22

    What You Need to Know About No Refusal Weekend Collin/Dallas Counties this Memorial Day

    What You Need to Know About No Refusal Weekend Collin/Dallas Counties this Memorial Day
    214-402-4364-Writ Bond Hotline bo@kalabuslaw.com www.rosenthalwadas.com www.kalabuslaw.com Office: 972-562-7549 Take my advice: make the Ubur some money this holiday weekend.  Actually, anytime you are out drinking is a good time to call…
Rank this Week: 1988

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • May 22

    Your Brain, Race, and Criminal Justice

    Your Brain, Race, and Criminal Justice
    By Vanessa Meterko, Innocence Project research analyst The faces of the exonerated are predominantly black and brown. In fact, more than 70% of the 329 DNA exonerees nationwide are people of color.    Researchers have used…
  • May 21

    Center on Wrongful Convictions Requests Testing of New Evidence in Savory Case

    Center on Wrongful Convictions Requests Testing of New Evidence in Savory Case
    Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions in Chicago filed a motion in Peoria County Court last week requesting advanced testing on DNA which they say proves the innocence of Johnnie Lee Savory in the double-murder for…
  • May 20

    Nebraska Legislature Votes in Favor of Repealing Death Penalty

    Nebraska Legislature Votes in Favor of Repealing Death Penalty
    Today the Nebraska Legislature voted 32-15 to repeal the death penalty. The vote is the first to pass in 36 years and is expected to be vetoed by Governor Pete Ricketts. In the coming week an override veto will likely take place, which will…
Rank this Week: 2548

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 22

    Obama Interview on ISIS, Iraq and Syria

    Obama Interview on ISIS, Iraq and Syria
    The Atlantic has a new interview with President Obama on ISIS, Iraq and Syria. He doesn't think "we're losing." He calls Ramadi a "tactical setback." ISIS continues its attacks today. It is also taking credit for a suicide bomb attack at…
  • May 22

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • May 22

    Six Officers Indicted for Freddie Gray Death

    Six Officers Indicted for Freddie Gray Death
    The six officers allegedly involved in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. The charges are similar to those brought by Maryland proscecutor Marilyn Mosby. For the most part, the indictments closely track the…
Rank this Week: 2

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
Rank this Week: 1897

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Suspected Carjackers Arrested in Detroit

    Suspected Carjackers Arrested in Detroit
    Recently, a group of carjackers was arrested by Detroit police. The group consisted of five individuals, four of the suspects teenagers. According to a news article at Mlive.com, the carjackers were arrested shortly after committing their…
  • May 21

    Maryland Court of Appeals Sends Convicted Murderer Adnan Syed’s Case Back to Lower Court

    Maryland Court of Appeals Sends Convicted Murderer Adnan Syed’s Case Back to Lower Court
    According to a CNN new article published on May 19, Adnan Syed, convicted of killing ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000, may now get a big break after the Maryland Court of Appeals agreed to send his case back to lower court. Syed’s case…
  • May 19

    Ongoing Narcotics Investigation in Kansas Leads to Arrests of Two Women

    Ongoing Narcotics Investigation in Kansas Leads to Arrests of Two Women
    In recent weeks, authorities have made more than 35 arrests related to narcotic drugs in the Fort Scott, Kansas area and throughout Bourbon County, according to a recent news article at The Fort Scott Tribune. Over the weekend, two women were…
Rank this Week: 2151

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3035

New Jersey Criminal & Collections…

New Jersey Criminal & Collections Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3449

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

By The Law Offices of Todd Palumbo.

http://www.newarktrafficticketlawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Penn Station Newark Disorderly Conduct Charge

    Penn Station Newark Disorderly Conduct Charge
    Penn Station Newark is a frequent location where police issue disorderly conduct charges in violation of NJSA 2C:33-2
  • Mar 11

    Fighting a Possession of Marijuana Charge in New Jersey

    Fighting a Possession of Marijuana Charge in New Jersey
    Fighting Tough Cases – Marijuana Possession No matter how bad you think your case is, the prosecution has to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and its evidence cannot be the result of a violation of your constitutional rights.…
  • Apr 23

    Disorderly Conduct and Obtruction Charges Thrown out Following Motion Argument

    Disorderly Conduct and Obtruction Charges Thrown out Following Motion Argument
    I represented a client who was charged with violations of NJSA 2C:29-1 and NJSA 2C:33-2. The incident was alleged to occur on the Newark Penn Station train platform while my client was waiting for a train. According to the police and a…
Rank this Week: 1271

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint
    Our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that Memorial Day Weekend is one of the business times of year in South Florida, especially in terms of DUI accidents and arrests.…
  • May 21

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise
    According to a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), crimes across Florida dropped to a 44-year low in 2014. At the same time, though, violent crime actually rose in Palm Beach County by 115 incidents (vs. the previous…
  • May 19

    Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Providing Illegal Dental Service

    Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Providing Illegal Dental Service
    People often feel like they're qualified to offer advice and assistance in areas in which they are not. For example, after watching a legal drama, someone might feel equipped to give a friend legal advice. After watching a medical television…
Rank this Week: 1428

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2599

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 22

    Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Procuring Fraudulent Loan

    Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Procuring Fraudulent Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jason Calabrese, 43, Watertown, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, Connecticut, to his involvement in a series of fraudulent mortgage loan applications. According to…
  • May 21

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower

    Contractor and Bookkeeper Sent to Prison for Ripping Off Borrower
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Paxton Jeffrey Anderson, 44, Montevideo, Minnesota, and Joseph John Plany, 42, Hutto, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton to eight years and four years in prison, respectively, and ordered…
  • May 21

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction

    Real Estate Investor Admits Rigging Bids at Foreclosure Auction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Eric Hulsman, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. Felony charges against the defendant were…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • May 22

    Is getting a DWI a big deal?

    Is getting a DWI a big deal?
    If you have been charged with a DWI in Louisiana, you may be wondering if it is even a big deal. After all, you probably know of several people who have been charged with drunk driving. The truth is that...
  • May 15

    Louisiana lawmakers consider easing up on marijuana penalitie

    Louisiana lawmakers consider easing up on marijuana penalitie
    Louisiana is the latest state to consider taking a more relaxed approach to certain marijuana charges. A bill has cleared the House and next goes to the Senate that would reduce the maximum sentence for second-offense marijuana possession to…
  • May 6

    When a police officer infringes on a suspect’s right

    When a police officer infringes on a suspect’s right
    Police have broad power to enforce the law, but they have to do so within the limits created by the Constitution and other civil rights laws. There have been many stories in the news recently about police officers who appear...
Rank this Week: 4083

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Minor Misdemeanor Moving Violation Dismissed

    Minor Misdemeanor Moving Violation Dismissed
    Columbus criminal defense attorneys were recently contacted by a man in his 40s arrested and charged with a Minor Misdemeanor Moving Violation, which if convicted of the charge carries with it a point on the driving record of the client. Our…
  • May 21

    Warrant for Arrest in 3yo 1st Degree Misdemeanor Theft Case, Dismissed

    Warrant for Arrest in 3yo 1st Degree Misdemeanor Theft Case, Dismissed
    Columbus criminal defense attorneys were recently contacted by a man in his 20s arrested and charged with 1st Degree Misdemeanor Theft. This is a serious charge and carries with it a sentence of up to six months in jail, $1,000 fine and…
  • May 20

    How Does Expungement and Record Sealing in Ohio Work?

    How Does Expungement and Record Sealing in Ohio Work?
    If you have been accused of a crime or convicted of a minor offense in Ohio, you can still suffer unduly harsh repercussions for having a criminal record for years afterwards. That’s why the processes of expungement and record sealing…
Rank this Week: 2702

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
  • May 22

    Hoskins FCPA Trial Pushed Back Until November Despite Government’s Objection

    Hoskins FCPA Trial Pushed Back Until November Despite Government’s Objection
    Judge Janet Bond Arterton has granted a continuance in the prosecution of Lawrence Hoskins, the former Alstom executive who allegedly violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in an effort to win business for a Connecticut-based…
  • May 20

    Laurie Bebo and the SEC Press Arguments Before the Seventh Circuit

    Laurie Bebo and the SEC Press Arguments Before the Seventh Circuit
    Laurie Bebo has asked the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate her action against the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bebo, the former CEO of Assisted Living Concepts who was charged administratively by the SEC, filed suit…
  • May 8

    Prosecutors Move to Stop Hoskins From Arguing that Lack of Agency Defeats FCPA Claim

    Prosecutors Move to Stop Hoskins From Arguing that Lack of Agency Defeats FCPA Claim
    With trial scheduled to start in early June – despite a pending defense motion for a six-month delay – the government filed motions  this week in its case against Lawrence Hoskins to prohibit Hoskins from making certain…
Rank this Week: 3109

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • May 22

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction
    A Jacksonville man convicted of killing a firefighter’s wife will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The man was facing the possibility of the death penalty, but the judge issued the life sentence last week, according to a…
  • May 19

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner
    A St. Johns County Commissioner was cleared of a felony charge brought against him in North Carolina.  He was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, accused of taking $500 from an account he used to share with his…
  • May 15

    Jacksonville man convicted of shooting into home, facing decades behind bar

    Jacksonville man convicted of shooting into home, facing decades behind bar
    A Jacksonville man who shot into a home and accidentally wounded a 3-year-old boy was found guilty on multiple charges.  The man was found guilty on four counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting or throwing…
Rank this Week: 518

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • May 22

    White House Opposes Bill Giving Small Businesses Greater Voice in CFPB Rulemaking

    White House Opposes Bill Giving Small Businesses Greater Voice in CFPB Rulemaking
    Last month, the White House informed Congress that it opposes a bill passed by the House of Representatives designed to give small businesses a larger role in developing Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules and regulations.…
  • May 21

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion

    CFPB Enforcement Action Appeals: Quick Resolution with Unchecked Discretion
    On March 9, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray presided over oral argument in the first appeal hearing of an administrative enforcement action.   The appeal involves two companies that…
  • May 20

    The Department of Justice Hammers Away at Corporate Cooperation

    The Department of Justice Hammers Away at Corporate Cooperation
    For at least the second time in recent weeks, the Justice Department’s criminal division chief delivered lengthy public remarks on what the department expects from companies choosing to cooperate with federal investigators. In a speech…
Rank this Week: 3275

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  Boggs v. Boggs, 2015 WL 1961179 (2015).  As the caption suggests, the case involves spouses who were in the process of divorcing when the events that produced…
  • May 20

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Florida Court of Appeals that involves domestic violence and “cyberstalking.”  Horowitz v. Horowitz, 2015 WL 1443223 (District Court of Appeals of Florida – Second District…
  • May 18

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook

    Divorce, the Summons and Facebook
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, New York County, New York that analyzes an issue involving divorce procedure.  Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku, 2015 WL 1486978 (2015).  The issue involves the process of…
Rank this Week: 3471

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/
  • May 22

    Biddeford keeping sex offenders from moving downtown

    Biddeford keeping sex offenders from moving downtown
    ee also: Sex offender appears in audience as Biddeford council adopts residency restrictions 5-22-15 Maine: Most of that area is off-limits, as are many apartment buildings, under a new ordinance passed as abuse charges roil the…
  • May 22

    State Senate Enacts 'Brittany's Law'

    State Senate Enacts 'Brittany's Law'
    5-22-15 New York: New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the State Senate has taken significant and important action in adopting a tougher stance against violent crime by enacting the "Domestic Violence Prevention…
  • May 22

    College discredit: Acquitted of rape, still shamed

    College discredit: Acquitted of rape, still shamed
    5-22-15 Michigan: In the eyes of the law, Matt Rolph, 22, is innocent of the sex crimes he was charged with following a rape accusation in 2014. But in the eyes of the college Rolph attended at the time of this accusation, he's still seen as…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • May 22

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The big news at the General Assembly this week was the introduction of the House budget bill. Recent projections of a budget surplus contributed to a proposal to spend about 6% more than last year, including millions more for the courts and a…
  • May 21

    When the Trial Court Has the Last Word

    When the Trial Court Has the Last Word
    Litigants sometimes are surprised by circumstances in which a trial court’s ruling in a case is not capable of review on appeal. The court of appeals recognized one such situation earlier this week in State v. Kiselev, ___ N.C. App. ___…
  • May 20

    Disposing of a Defendant’s Guns after a Felony Conviction

    Disposing of a Defendant’s Guns after a Felony Conviction
    On Monday, the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided a case about the disposition of a defendant’s guns after the defendant has been convicted of a felony. The case is Henderson v. United States. This post discusses the case…
Rank this Week: 1594

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Blood From A Corporation

    Blood From A Corporation
    Nobody likes the fact that corporate crime ends up with the payment of a big fine and a deferred prosecution agreement.  It’s so unsatisfying, there being no perp walk, no face to hate and ridicule, no physical embodiment of…
  • May 22

    The NYSBA Takes A Swan Dive Into The Ethics Rabbit Hole (Update)

    The NYSBA Takes A Swan Dive Into The Ethics Rabbit Hole (Update)
    The New York State Bar Association, unlike bar associations in some other states, is a club lawyers can join or not, depending on the need for another impressive certificate to hang on the ego wall to prove to potential clients that…
  • May 21

    Cop or Kids, Pick One

    Cop or Kids, Pick One
    The former Chief of Police of Mt. Airy, Georgia, together with his wife, will get 25 weekends in jail.  Upon hearing that, some might cheer. After all, it’s not often a cop gets jail, and 25 weekends is nothing to sneeze at,…
Rank this Week: 37

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Can You Get a DWI the Morning After Drinking?

    Can You Get a DWI the Morning After Drinking?
    Everyone is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. Instead of endangering their own lives and the lives of others by getting behind the wheel, responsible individuals who have consumed alcohol make the smart decision of riding home…
  • May 19

    Physical Control and Minnesota DWI Law

    Physical Control and Minnesota DWI Law
    At first glance, the terms “driving under the influence,” “driving while impaired,” or “driving while intoxicated” simply means that a driver actually needs to be driving a motor vehicle in order to be…
  • May 14

    Is Biking While Impaired Illegal in Minnesota?

    Is Biking While Impaired Illegal in Minnesota?
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans traveling by bicycle has increased by a whopping 43 percent since 2000. With so many people using the two-wheeled mode of transportation to get from one place to another, it can be…
Rank this Week: 2660

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/
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • May 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
  • May 19

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic
    Jens Clausen and Neil Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (2015).Dennis PattersonThe relationship between the mind and the brain is a topic of immense philosophical, scientific, and popular interest.1 The diverse but…
Rank this Week: 272

New York City Criminal Blawg

New York City Criminal Blawg

By Arkady Bukh.

http://nycriminaldefenselawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    America and Nazi Criminal

    America and Nazi Criminal
    When the  song, “Fly Me to the Moon,” was popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1964, it quickly became closely associated with America’s Apollo moon landings and became the first music ever heard on the moon when astronaut…
  • Jul 4

    The Black Box

    The Black Box
    Today every newer car has a manufacturer “black box” installed in the vehicle which a driver/owner has no control over. It is pretty much impossible for the owner to remove. Warning lights come on in the vehicle to let the owner…
  • Sep 5

    Brooklyn Brothers Receive No Jail Time for Bullying Sex Abuse Victim's Boyfriend

    Brooklyn Brothers Receive No Jail Time for Bullying Sex Abuse Victim's Boyfriend
    Brooklyn Brothers Receive No Jail Time for Bullying Sex Abuse Victim's Boyfriend Three Brooklyn brothers, Jacob, Joseph and Hertzka Berger admitted that they tried to bully a restaurant owner, Hershey Deutsch last year, by ripping the kosher…
Rank this Week: 3959

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • May 21

    Das Pyramidenspiel eines Staatsanwalt

    Das Pyramidenspiel eines Staatsanwalt
    Der Brandenburger „Maskenmann“-Fall, einem spektakulären Prozess um zwei Überfälle auf eine Berliner Unternehmerfamilie 2011 und die Entführung eines Unternehmers im Jahr 2012 vor dem Landgericht Frankfurt/Oder…
  • May 17

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 110

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 110
    — Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie auch weiterhin den Feed erhalten. ©…
  • May 15

    Kinderschutzbund räumt sexuellen Missbrauch ein

    Kinderschutzbund räumt sexuellen Missbrauch ein
    Der Deutsche Kinderschutzbund (DKSB) – zur Erinnerung: das waren die, die eine Geldzahlung von Edathy abgelehnt haben und dafür bundesweit gefeiert wurden – musste nun einräumen, dass es in der 80er Jahren mehrere…
Rank this Week: 3115

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 508

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • May 21

    Attorney Correspondence

    Attorney Correspondence
    Henry Alford wrote an excellent article in the New York Times last week called “The Tyranny of Constant Contact.” It’s a must read on the social etiquette involved in being on  social media (i.e., checking Facebook,…
  • May 12

    BEXAR COUNTY PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION

    BEXAR COUNTY PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION
    The Bexar County District Attorney, Nico Lahood, announced that his office will begin offering pre-trial diversion for all misdemeanor offenses except for DWI and Family Violence cases. Click here for the story published by KSAT 12 news. The…
  • Apr 16

    CRIMINAL-JUSTICE DEBT

    CRIMINAL-JUSTICE DEBT
    Failure to pay criminal-justice debt causes many defendants to have their driver’s licenses suspended according to a recent NY Times (NYT) article. Whether your driver’s license gets suspended for criminal-justice debt will depend…
Rank this Week: 2719