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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,…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)
    Section 15.02 of the Texas Penal Code makes criminal conspiracy a crime one level lower than the actual substantive offense. It states: "(a) A person commits criminal conspiracy if, with intent that a felony be committed: (1) he agrees with…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 4614

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case
    Whether it's a drunk driving (DUI), driver's license restoration, driving while license suspended or revoked, or even a drug possession or indecent exposure charge, the overwhelming majority of the cases I handle can trace their beginnings to…
  • Jul 27

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre
    In this article, I want to return to the subject of a 1st offense DUI, and look at it from the inside, meaning how it feels to be the person facing it. In Michigan, we technically have no such offense...
  • Jul 24

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI
    On both my website and this blog, I have written rather extensively about how sobriety is a necessary requirement to a successful license appeal. This is also the big turning point for someone facing a DUI, and who is determined...
Rank this Week: 1182

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Jul 28

    Innocence Project of Florida Client Granted New Trial by Federal Judge

    Innocence Project of Florida Client Granted New Trial by Federal Judge
    Last week a federal judge granted Innocence Project of Florida client Jules Letemps a new trial. Letemps has been in prison for 26 years for a rape he insists he did not commit. Letemps’ attorneys say he was walking to work when the…
  • Jul 27

    System Pressures the Innocent to Plead Guilty

    System Pressures the Innocent to Plead Guilty
    In an opinion piece published on Friday in the Washington Post, Sam Gross—a law professor at the University of Michigan and the editor of the National Registry of Exonerations—writes that recent statistics and exonerations reveal…
  • Jul 24

    Exonerees Use Their Music to Shine Light on Wrongful Conviction

    Exonerees Use Their Music to Shine Light on Wrongful Conviction
    For many exonerees, the Innocence Network Conference provides a unique chance to connect with other men and women who have been confronted with and survived the unimaginable experience of being wrongfully convicted. For one group of…
Rank this Week: 721

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Jul 28

    How can we get people to stop texting and driving?

    How can we get people to stop texting and driving?
    Wow, what a fantastic essay for our scholarship contest: In 2013, 32,719 people died in U.S. motor vehicle crashes due to driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, lack of seatbelt use, distracted driving, and crashes involving vulnerable…
  • Jul 27

    Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, and Uber Settles with Pedestrian’s Family

    Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, and Uber Settles with Pedestrian’s Family
    Syed Muzzafar, a 57-year-old Uber driver in San Francisco, struck and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk in the Civic Center area of San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 2013. 6-year-old Sofia Liu was killed and her 5-year-old brother and…
  • Jul 24

    How has an injury impacted your life and how did you overcome the challenges you faced because of it?

    How has an injury impacted your life and how did you overcome the challenges you faced because of it?
    Another great essay from our scholarship contest: The injury that affected me did not happen to me directly, but to my sister. Although she faced the challenges, it also had an impact on my life in many ways. I was … The post How has…
Rank this Week: 2931

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    What Constitutes Mail Fraud and What Should I Do If I’m Charged With Mail Fraud in Dallas?

    What Constitutes Mail Fraud and What Should I Do If I’m Charged With Mail Fraud in Dallas?
    Mail fraud is a federal offense that carries serious penalties. The following takes a look at what mail fraud is, what the penalties for mail fraud are, and what you should do if you’re charged with mail fraud in Dallas. What is mail…
  • Jul 2

    McKinney Officer Resigns – Emotions Out of Control During Arrest

    McKinney Officer Resigns – Emotions Out of Control During Arrest
    Police officer Eric Casebolt shocked Texans and Americans when he pulled his gun on a group of McKinney, Texas teenagers earlier this June, 2015. Since that time, a number of questions have been raised about what the officer was thinking, and…
  • Apr 23

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them
    Dallas County is at the forefront in Texas of enforcing a penalty on individuals charged with domestic violence. Officials in Dallas County will soon start collecting the guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence. Dallas County…
Rank this Week: 1693

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/
  • Jul 28

    Puddle of Mudd Frontman Arrested For DWI

    Puddle of Mudd Frontman Arrested For DWI
    Wes Scantlin, lead singer of Puddle of Mudd, was charged with a DWI in Minnesota on Sunday, July 26th. After spotting him speeding and subsequently not pulling over, police officers followed Scantlin on a 100 MPH car chase. The…
  • Jul 24

    Man Driving The Wrong Way Charged With DUI

    Man Driving The Wrong Way Charged With DUI
    Law enforcement officers arrested a 40-year-old Baltimore male after they discovered him driving on the wrong side of the road. The charged individual, Hexag Franois, was taking into police custody on Sunday, July 19th, 2015, shortly after he…
  • Jul 16

    Former Redskins Quarterback Donovan McNabb Charged For DUI

    Former Redskins Quarterback Donovan McNabb Charged For DUI
    Former starting quarterback for the Eagles and Redskins and current Fox Sports analyst Donovan McNabb is facing charges of ‘extreme DUI’ after playing a role in a car accident last month in Arizona. McNabb allegedly had a blood…
Rank this Week: 5077

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1621

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Padilla Retroactivity Making Another Trip to the Supreme Court?

    Padilla Retroactivity Making Another Trip to the Supreme Court?
    Earlier this month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of United States v. Chan.  That case involves a longtime U.S. green card holder and British national who is trying to get her prior convictions for perjury…
  • Jul 13

    It’s Such a Good Feeling

    It’s Such a Good Feeling
    Not too long ago I transcribed for this blog a piece George Orwell wrote for Tribune, a British newspaper to which he was a regular contributor.  Orwell had his own column in the paper which he called As I Please … Continue…
  • Jul 1

    On Same-Sex Marriage

    On Same-Sex Marriage
    In 1952 William Rehnquist, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, wrote a memo he called “A Random Thought on the Segregation Cases”.  At that time, Rehnquist was clerking on the Supreme Court for Justice Robert…
Rank this Week: 4299

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 28

    Media Goes Off-Message on Donald Trump

    Media Goes Off-Message on Donald Trump
    Donald Trump has had an easy time of it in the media thus far. Yesterday, something he didn't expect popped up. What actually happened is not up for discussion here. First, none of us were there, and more importantly, I have no interest…
  • Jul 28

    John Oliver Takes on Mandatory Minimum Sentence

    John Oliver Takes on Mandatory Minimum Sentence
    Great segment by John Oliver on mandatory minimum sentences. Ridiculously long sentences are not a great deterrent to crime. Prison sentences are a lot like p*nises: if they're used correctly, even a short one can do the trick." …
  • Jul 27

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday 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! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 28

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA Teen Arrested After Body of Missing Girl Found:  A 15-year-old male neighbor was arrested after authorities discovered the remains of who they believe to be an 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl that disappeared on Sunday.  Fox News…
  • Jul 27

    Killers and Rapists, Rejoice!

    Killers and Rapists, Rejoice!
    One thing my father taught me was to thank God for your opponents.  As usual, he was right.My opponents in the sentencing reform battle  --  those favoring mass sentencing reduction and the additional crime that is certain to…
  • Jul 27

    Kevin Cooper: Still Guilty After All These Year

    Kevin Cooper: Still Guilty After All These Year
    California's capital punishment opponents have a problem.  Despite about a thousand capital judgments in the post-Gregg era (beginning with the passage of the Deukmejian bill in 1977), they don't have a single substantiated case of an…
Rank this Week: 253

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1214

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 28

    More talk that all the talk about federal sentencing reform is about to produce some action

    More talk that all the talk about federal sentencing reform is about to produce some action
    As July winds down and as more opponents of sentencing reform have become more vocal, I was coming to believe that all the talk (and more talk) of bipartisan efforts to finalize a federal sentencing reform bill was going to...
  • Jul 28

    Federal authorities grant parole to spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in prison

    Federal authorities grant parole to spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in prison
    As reported in this new New York Times story, headlined "Jonathan Pollard, Spy for Israel, to Be Released on Parole in November," a high-profile defendant who committed his crimes before the federal system abolished parole has now…
  • Jul 28

    "Can a Public Defender Really Handle 700 Cases a Year?"

    "Can a Public Defender Really Handle 700 Cases a Year?"
    The question in the title of this post is the headline of this Mother Jones piece, which carries this subheadline: "A new ACLU lawsuit takes on a California county where 60 public defenders work 42,000 cases every year." Here is...
Rank this Week: 112

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jul 28

    Habitual Habitual

    Habitual Habitual
    North Carolina has a lot of habitual offender laws: habitual felon, violent habitual felon, armed habitual felon, habitual breaking and entering, habitual impaired driving, and habitual misdemeanor assault. A question that comes up is the…
  • Jul 27

    Plea Bargaining: What Can and Can’t Be on the Table?

    Plea Bargaining: What Can and Can’t Be on the Table?
    Can a prosecutor threaten more serious charges if the defendant refuses to agree to a plea bargain? Can a plea bargain include a promise by the State to be more lenient on the defendant’s wife? Read on for answers. Generally Plea…
  • Jul 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Walter Scott. Freddie Gray. The past year has been dominated by news of encounters between police officers and unarmed black citizens that have resulted in tragedy. Sandra Bland is the latest name on the list. She…
Rank this Week: 1581

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law…

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law Blog

Discusses Texas criminal laws, types of criminal cases, and trials in the news.

http://www.cohendwilawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Deficiencies in Jail Monitoring & Polices Highlighted by Inmate Suicide

    Deficiencies in Jail Monitoring & Polices Highlighted by Inmate Suicide
    On July 13, 2015, a 28-year-old woman, Sandra Bland, was found dead within her cell at the Waller County Jail. Cause of death: suicide by hanging. The death has spurred an investigation into Waller County Jail, with questions being raised…
  • Jul 17

    Alcohol Allowed at University of Texas Football Game

    Alcohol Allowed at University of Texas Football Game
    In a major change for the University of Texas, alcohol—but not hard liquor—will be available for purchase at future football games, beginning on September 12, 2015. University Makes Decision to Offer Beer and Wine for Sale at Doak…
  • Jul 17

    In a major change for the University of…

    In a major change for the University of Texas, alcohol—but not hard liquor—will be available for purchase at future football games, beginning on September 12, 2015. University Makes Decision to Offer Beer and Wine for Sale The…
Rank this Week: 1698

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Corn on Encrypted Data

    Corn on Encrypted Data
    Geoffrey S. Corn (South Texas College of Law) has posted Averting the Inherent Dangers of 'Going Dark': Why Congress Must Require a Locked Front Door to Encrypted Data on SSRN. Here is the abstract: "Going dark" refers to the…
  • Jul 28

    Tashbook on Living in a Vehicle

    Tashbook on Living in a Vehicle
    Linda Tashbook (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted Living in a Vehicle (JURIST - Academic Commentary, June 26, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Nothing offends constitutional sensibilities quite like a local ordinance that…
  • Jul 27

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense
    Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (University of Virginia, School of Law) has posted Self Defense: Tell Me Moore (Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Stephen J. Morse eds., Oxford…
Rank this Week: 243

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Drug Dealer, Three Teens Arrested Following Search of Home in Logan, UT

    Drug Dealer, Three Teens Arrested Following Search of Home in Logan, UT
    On Tuesday July 21, a search warrant was served by the Cache-Rich Drug Task Force on a home located in Logan, Utah after it was suspected there were illegal drugs in the home located in the area of 300 North and 300 East, according to a news…
  • Jul 27

    New Orleans Police Officer Arrested for Drunken Driving, Placed on Immediate Suspension

    New Orleans Police Officer Arrested for Drunken Driving, Placed on Immediate Suspension
    On July 26, 31-year-old Thomas Ripp was placed on emergency suspension from the New Orleans Police Department after crashing his unmarked police car while allegedly intoxicated in Lake Vista, according to several news reports. Ripp was…
  • Jul 23

    Dallas Man Charged with Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substance Following Police Chase

    Dallas Man Charged with Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substance Following Police Chase
    On Friday July 17, a 50-year-old man was arrested in the Dallas area following a police chase that resulted in drug charges. According to The Dallas Morning News crime blog, Jose Lopez led Mesquite police on a car chase after police spotted…
Rank this Week: 674

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    [VIDEO] Are Tuning Fork Calibrations After the Offense OK?

    [VIDEO] Are Tuning Fork Calibrations After the Offense OK?
    Arguing about tuning fork certificates is quite technical about the statute and what exactly happened. If you having a speeding or reckless driving by speed case, you should definitely contact me so we can go ahead and discuss the facts of…
  • Jul 20

    [VIDEO] Does Your Demeanor at Court Matter?

    [VIDEO] Does Your Demeanor at Court Matter?
    You can’t imagine how many people I’ve seen talk themselves into the judge convicting them. This is one reason why it can really pay off to have an experienced traffic and misdemeanor attorney representing you in court. Video…
  • Jul 15

    [VIDEO] Motorists Can Cross Double Yellow Line to Pass Bicyclist

    [VIDEO] Motorists Can Cross Double Yellow Line to Pass Bicyclist
    There’s been a major change in the law as it relates to motor vehicles and bicycles. Effective July 1 of 2015, when a motor vehicle is trying to pass a bicyclist or pedestrian on the roadway, motor vehicle operators are now allowed to…
Rank this Week: 1091

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Appeals Court Denies Wisconsin Man’s Request to Reduce His Child Pornography Sentence

    Appeals Court Denies Wisconsin Man’s Request to Reduce His Child Pornography Sentence
    In State v. Townsend, a Wisconsin man was indicted on two counts of possession of child pornography after he apparently admitted to possessing more than 1,000 illegal images on his computer. In response to the charges, the man entered a plea…
  • Jul 15

    The Stress of a Criminal Prosecution

    The Stress of a Criminal Prosecution
    The collateral damage that occurs when a person is the subject of a criminal prosecution is an under-estimated consequence of involvement in the criminal justice system. This subject came to mind recently when a client of the firm recently…
  • Jul 15

    Wisconsin Court Denies Man’s Motion for Relief Following Drug Crime Conviction

    Wisconsin Court Denies Man’s Motion for Relief Following Drug Crime Conviction
    In United States v. Collazo-Santiago, police officers were dispatched to a Deerfield, Wisconsin home due to a reported break-in. After the officers arrived, the owner of the house apparently provided them with permission to search the home…
Rank this Week: 2222

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/
  • Jul 28

    SEC Awards Third Highest Whistleblower Award to Date

    SEC Awards Third Highest Whistleblower Award to Date
    On July 17, 2015, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of over $3 million to a company insider who provided information that “helped the SEC crack a complex fraud.”  This payout represents the third highest award under the…
  • Jul 22

    Don’t touch that remote (tippee)? Salman reflects Ninth Circuit’s view on Newman

    Don’t touch that remote (tippee)? Salman reflects Ninth Circuit’s view on Newman
    In United States v. Salman, the Ninth Circuit recently held that a remote tippee could be liable for insider trading in the absence of any “personal benefit” to the insider/tipper where the insider had a close personal…
  • Jul 14

    You Can’t Cover Up Fraud with TARP Funds: US Government Sues Bank President’s Estate

    You Can’t Cover Up Fraud with TARP Funds: US Government Sues Bank President’s Estate
    On July 1, 2015, the United States for the District of Columbia sued the estate and trusts of the late Layton P. Stuart – the former owner of One Financial Corporation and its subsidiary One Bank & Trust– and the Read More
Rank this Week: 3553

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/
  • Jul 28

    Jailhouse Informant Testimony: Issues on Evidence Admissibility

    Jailhouse Informant Testimony: Issues on Evidence Admissibility
    When defendants are declared guilty of committing a capital crime, they are either sentenced to live the rest of their lives in prison, or they are quite literally killed by the state. There is so much at stake involved in capital crimes. A…
  • Jul 24

    Is There a Need for Internet Access in Prisons?

    Is There a Need for Internet Access in Prisons?
    Without access to the internet, convicts released from their prison sentence find it hard to integrate themselves back to a community that continued to exist without them. Their participation in the civilian community is put in jeopardy…
  • May 9

    Police Roadside Stop Hell – Not so Fast says U.S. Supreme Court

    Police Roadside Stop Hell – Not so Fast says U.S. Supreme Court
    Intentionally Prolonged police traffic stops so they can wait for drug-sniffing dogs were a nice try but not kosher if you are following the United States Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court called a Foul for law enforcement to engage in…
Rank this Week: 1625

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Potential Dangers of SGLT-2, Diabetic Drug

    Potential Dangers of SGLT-2, Diabetic Drug
    A class of drugs known as SGLT-2 Inhibitors, used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, have come under fire for the serious risks associated with the drugs. The drugs involved are: Janssen's (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) Invokana…
  • Jul 23

    Semi Truck Crash in Vicksburg

    Semi Truck Crash in Vicksburg
    Earlier this week, there was a semi truck wreck in Vicksburg. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened on Highway 61, near Washington Street. At this time, very few details have been released, but we do know that this was a…
  • Jul 23

    Car Burglaries in Ridgeland

    Car Burglaries in Ridgeland
    On Wednesday morning, several people in the Ridgeland area woke up to find their cars had been burglarized. At this time, at least 10 different complaints have been filed. According to WJTV News Channel 12, one witness report indicates that a…
Rank this Week: 1446

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Jul 28

    South Florida Father Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Shaken Baby

    South Florida Father Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Shaken Baby
    For the death of his 5-month-old son as a result of violent shaking, a Lake Worth man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Initially, defendant had been charged with first-degree murder and faced up to 30…
  • Jul 23

    South Florida Embezzlement Arrests After $80k Stolen

    South Florida Embezzlement Arrests After $80k Stolen
    Two insurance underwriting company employees were arrested in Hollywood, accused of embezzling at least $25,000 but possibly as much as $80,000 from the firm. The workers, age 31 and 41, are accused of taking some customer's monthly cash…
  • Jul 14

    Moss v. Florida - New Trial in Sex Crime Case After Evidence Error

    Moss v. Florida - New Trial in Sex Crime Case After Evidence Error
    A Florida man convicted of burglary of an occupied dwelling and sexual battery will receive a new trial after an appeals court agreed the trial court wrongly entered evidence of statements he made to authorities prior to his arrest. In Moss…
Rank this Week: 4559

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Real estate developer and Lake Oswego resident Roger Pollock agreed to a plea deal last week in connection with federal bank fraud charges relating to a loan he obtained for the construction of an office building on A…
  • Jul 28

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. For the third time in three years, a former real estate agent is defending himself at trial in a mortgage fraud scheme federal prosecutors allege defrauded lending institutions out of more than $24 million. Brett…
  • Jul 28

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kenneth Sweetman, 34, Nutley, New Jersey, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme involving multiple properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Sweetman previously pleaded…
Rank this Week: 3

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3044

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/
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Jul 28

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    Students across the country are taking, or will be taking, the bar exam over the next few days. California's bar exam begins today and will end on Thursday.To those who are taking the bar exam, good luck!And to those who will not be taking…
  • Jul 19

    California's Fractional Statute

    California's Fractional Statute
    One interesting phenomenon I have noticed in a few of California's statutes is the numbering of sections with fractions rather than decimal points. I first noticed this when I ran across California's law prohibiting the destruction or…
  • Jul 12

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research
    Consider a couple of hypothetical situations.Al is a graduate student at UCLA who lives in Los Angeles, California. It is summertime so Al's grading duties are more relaxed than they normally are during the school year. But Al has a…
Rank this Week: 2155

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 28

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie
    Last month, the White House announced a change in its policy toward overseas hostage-takings of U.S. citizens. The new policy, accompanied by an Executive Order, aims to effect policy changes at home and overseas, including a focus on…
  • Jul 22

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Awards Over $3 million to Company Insider

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Awards Over $3 million to Company Insider
    On Friday, July 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it will award more than $3 million to a company insider who helped the SEC “crack a complex fraud.” The SEC’s whistleblower program was adopted…
  • Jul 21

    CFPB Signals Future Regulation in the Payment Processing Industry

    CFPB Signals Future Regulation in the Payment Processing Industry
    On July 9, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a set of “consumer protection principles” for the financial industry as it develops new, faster payment processing systems. Last November, CFPB Director…
Rank this Week: 1732

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 489

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 28

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!
    For those of you who have spurned my small request for a little love by reading Fault Lines, we’ve been slowly adding things to make it better, broader, more worth your while. Two new writers, Murray Newman and Jeff Gamso, have joined.…
  • Jul 28

    A Subconstitutional System

    A Subconstitutional System
    One of the pitfalls of experience is that you’ve seen things before.  Painful memories of the birth and growth of civil in rem forfeiture in the 1980s, when it had a cool slogan (“take the profit out of crime”) and…
  • Jul 28

    Because A New Law Will Change Everything

    Because A New Law Will Change Everything
    It may be the single stupidest idea ever proposed with the best of intentions, but it reflects a mindset that has killed more people than any other.  And it’s always done with the best of intentions.  At Huff Post, H.A.…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 2352

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Against My Better Hope

    Against My Better Hope
    I was talking with another lawyer about an appeal someone might be filing.  He thought it surprising that instead of rooting for a defense win, the criminal defense bar might actually be hoping that the prosecutor prevailed.  On the…
  • Jul 27

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED
    Over at Fault Lines today, I expect them to put up a post of mine (I don't do the actual posting there) about the federal prosecution of Dylan Roof for the hate crime of killing people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in…
  • Jul 22

    Self-Promotion, or Something

    Self-Promotion, or Something
    No, I haven't disappeared.I've been away.  There were the days at a conference on sex offender laws.  There were the days at a conference on the death penalty.  There were a couple of days of vacation, hanging out with old…
Rank this Week: 1277

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Criminal Docket for Upcoming Year for U.S. Supreme Court

    Criminal Docket for Upcoming Year for U.S. Supreme Court
    Here are the cases and the issues coming up for the next year for the United States Supreme Court.Pay close attention for Foster v. Humphrey, a Georgia case regarding racial discrimination during jury selection.A lot of cases appealed…
  • Jul 27

    Journal: New Mexico Judicial Selection Committee Opens Up Its Deliberatiion

    Journal: New Mexico Judicial Selection Committee Opens Up Its Deliberatiion
    An article in today's journal lays out how it occurred.http://www.abqjournal.com/618629/news/judicial-commission-opens-deliberations-to-fill-vacancies.htmlThe nominating commission list, which is listed on the UNM Law website, shows that…
  • Jul 23

    Orin Kerr's Take on the Death Penalty and Supreme Court Justice

    Orin Kerr's Take on the Death Penalty and Supreme Court Justice
    So true, so true.Kerr's take on why so many Justices turn away from the death penalty might be a guess, but I think it's a good one.But the same can be said for their frustrations with habeas petitions as well, which is why those rules grow…
Rank this Week: 1765

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Can I Video Record a Police Officer?

    Can I Video Record a Police Officer?
    Have you ever found yourself the victim of an unexpected traffic stop? Almost everyone who drives will eventually feel the shock of seeing the rearview mirror glow with the flashing lights of a trailing police car. Whether you’ve been…
  • Jul 26

    What are Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    What are Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    At the conclusion of any successful personal injury lawsuit, the courts will normally award the plaintiff a certain amount of monetary compensation for harm resulting from the actions of the guilty party. Such damages exist for only one…
  • Jul 18

    What is a Plea Bargain?

    What is a Plea Bargain?
    Many people believe that every criminal case must inevitably lead to an expensive trial after which the defendant will either walk free or remain to face the consequences. In actuality, about 90 percent of Nevada residents facing such charges…
Rank this Week: 1564

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD
    We thought that the DOC had caved. We thought that the problems with attorneys not being allowed to see clients except through a solid plate of cloudy plexiglass through which you cannot give a client a card or see an a-form was…
  • Jul 27

    BAKING SODA?

    BAKING SODA?
    A Judge in Washington County, PA., was sentenced to 1 to 23 months for stealing cocaine that was in evidence in a case before him.  Judge Pozonsky not only broke the evidence seal on the drugs and  replaced the cocaine with baking…
  • Jul 24

    PIZZA

    PIZZA
    It should be simple; subtle yet distinguishable with virtue, taste, sauce and texture. It is the quintessential American food, so of course its roots are from immigrants and it was popularized by American GIs returning from WWII…
Rank this Week: 278

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 27

    "Sorting Through the Marijuana Mess in Ohio"

    "Sorting Through the Marijuana Mess in Ohio"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new lengthy discussion of some of the notable (and notably distinct) marijuana reform developments in Ohio authored by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel. Especially for anyone trying to keep…
  • Jul 27

    Fascinating marijuana reform developments in Italy

    Fascinating marijuana reform developments in Italy
    This lengthy International Busness Times article discusses the history and current status of marijuana policy in Italy. The piece is headlined "Marijuana Legalization In Italy: 250 Italian Lawmakers Support Cannabis Decriminalization…
  • Jul 26

    First primary state poll indicating considerable support for marijuana reform

    First primary state poll indicating considerable support for marijuana reform
    This new article on some new polling, headlined "Poll Suggests Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire," suggests that Presidential candidates my face some perils if they fail to face up to the modern marijuana reform…
Rank this Week: 1739

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jul 27

    Vehicle Equity Skimming in Utah

    Vehicle Equity Skimming in Utah
    Vehicle equity skimming became illegal in Utah back in 1991, yet many car dealers continue to have problems avoiding this crime. False promises Selling a vehicle isn’t always an easy task for car owners, which is why they often pay…
  • Jul 22

    Criminally Negligent Homicide for Leaving Baby in a Hot Car

    Criminally Negligent Homicide for Leaving Baby in a Hot Car
    There is much debate about whether parents and guardians should be charged with child endangerment for leaving a baby in a hot car and criminally negligent homicide if the child dies. Some cases are easy to note the parent willfully or…
  • Jul 20

    Public Intoxication on Private Property

    Public Intoxication on Private Property
    They who stroll around town belligerently drunk risk being arrested for public intoxication, but what if they are on their own private property? Public intoxication defined Utah Code 76-9-701 states “A person is guilty of [public]…
Rank this Week: 440

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    A bumper crop of opinion

    A bumper crop of opinion
    Some days -- and even weeks -- you have to dig pretty hard to find a case that addresses an interesting issue in criminal law in the Sixth Circuit. Other days, such as last Friday, the corn is as high as an elephant's eye.…
  • Jul 16

    No reasonable suspicion BUT consent saved the day!!

    No reasonable suspicion BUT consent saved the day!!
    In United States v. Lee, the Sixth Circuit held that a tip that there were possible weapons at a parolee's house was insufficient to provide reasonable suspicion to allow a search of the residence.  Under the Court's "parolee search"…
  • Jul 12

    Intent to Threaten? An Update

    Intent to Threaten? An Update
    The Sixth Circuit, in an opinion written (perhaps coincidentally) by Judge Sutton, reversed a conviction for transmitting threats in interstate commerce (18 U.S.C. § 875(c)) because the judge instructed the jury that it needed only to…
Rank this Week: 1201

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Sad and Tragic Case of Sandra Bland

    The Sad and Tragic Case of Sandra Bland
    Sandra Bland was laid to rest this past weekend . Ms. Bland's arrest and death has been widely reported in the media. Questions linger on why she was arrested and the circumstances leading to her death. Coming back from court her story was…
  • Jul 21

    New California Law Allows Illegal residents To Get License

    New California Law Allows Illegal residents To Get License
      After California enacted a new law earlier this year, illegal residents became eligible to obtain a driver's license. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reported over 397,000 drivers licenses were issued to illegal residents…
  • Jul 20

    Continuing Legal Education for DUI Lawyer

    Continuing Legal Education for DUI Lawyer
    Last week , I was returning from Chicago where I gave a presentation to the folks that attended the DUIDLA summer session. Here is a short listing of some of the  topics that were presented. Cross-examination …
Rank this Week: 686

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Jul 27

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?
    The Washington Supreme Court is sending Kent v Cobb back to Division I to examine Due Process and whether the I-502 statute violates constitutional rights because it fails to ·provide notice that conduct was…
  • Jul 27

    Case Law Update

    Case Law Update
      The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or…
  • Jul 7

    Case Law Update, Week ending 7-3-15

    Case Law Update, Week ending 7-3-15
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law United States Supreme Court Glossip v. Gross: In an opinion authored by Justice Alito and joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, and…
Rank this Week: 4348

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/
Rank this Week: 1504

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 27

    Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop?

    Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop?
    Attorney Page Pate joins CBS Atlanta on WGCL Channel 46 to discuss the practical and legal issues faced by Sandra Bland when she was asked to stop smoking and get… read more → The post Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop? appeared…
  • Jul 24

    Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case

    Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case
    Attorney Page Pate joins CNN New Day Weekend in discussing the recently released deposition of comedian Bill Cosby from a 2005 civil lawsuit that alleged sexual assault. The post Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case appeared first on .
  • Jul 19

    President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reform

    President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reform
    Attorney Page Pate joins Matt Pearl of WXIA 11 Alive New to discuss President Obama’s call to reform federal sentencing guidelines. The post President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reforms appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 913

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
  • Jul 27

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian
    The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, which advocates for cycling and pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety, has identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians within Philadelphia. These intersections are listed…
  • Jul 24

    Proving Liability for an Accident Caused by Texting and Driving

    Proving Liability for an Accident Caused by Texting and Driving
    Dozens of things cause car accidents every day in the U.S. But one of the most prominent causes of car accidents—leading to more than 3,000 traffic-related fatalities in the year 2013 alone—is driving while distracted, according…
  • Jul 23

    Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders Headed to Roar on the Shore in Pennsylvania

    Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders Headed to Roar on the Shore in Pennsylvania
    An annual occurrence first started in 2007, Roar on the Shore has emerged from a small fundraising event to a massive bike rally that is free to enter. A fun time for bikers with live music, bike contests, custom motorcycles and…
Rank this Week: 2803

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe
    Donkey HoteyGuest Blog Post by Tina DupuyThere’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner…
  • Jul 23

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
  • Jul 21

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?
    With apologies to Stephen Colbert, the title of this post is not meant as parody (for the most part).Not that I don't have serious issues with some of Obama's policies and positions.  His refusal to investigate, much less…
Rank this Week: 145