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Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

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

    Prescription Abuse in Nevada – Legal Issue

    Prescription Abuse in Nevada – Legal Issue
    Prescription Abuse in Nevada is Rising The abuse of prescription pills has been on the rise for several years in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reports that along with the skyrocketing use of painkillers, there is an increase of fatal…
  • Nov 19

    Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega

    Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega
    Domestic Violence Differs From Stranger Crimes  Have you been charged with domestic violence? This crime includes several different types of violent crime within the home and family, such as spousal abuse and child abuse. Potter Criminal…
  • Nov 16

    Shoplifting is a Serious Larceny

    Shoplifting is a Serious Larceny
    Nevada Views Shoplifting as Serious Larceny  Shoplifting may sound like a trivial crime involving someone stealing items in a retail store, and is often referred to as a “five finger discount.” The legal definition of…
Rank this Week: 826

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence
    I just noticed, over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, that California Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron has this new posting exploring the impact of his state's approval of Proposition 47 which downgraded various felonies…
  • Nov 22

    Notable comments from AAG about Justice Reinvestment

    Notable comments from AAG about Justice Reinvestment
    Earlier this week, Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason delivered these interesting remarks for DOJ's Office of Justice Programs at a big Justice Reinvestment Summit. The full speech is worth review, and here are a few excerpts I found…
  • Nov 21

    "'Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed': Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty"

    "'Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed': Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Michael Perlin available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s death penalty jurisprudence is based in large part on the assumption that jurors can...
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Nov 22

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"
    FourthAmendment.com excerpts and links to this article from The Hill: A judge Friday unsealed a trove of court documents that could shed light on a secret cellphone tracking program used by police nationwide. . . . Included are 529…
  • Nov 22

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"
    Bill Otis has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Whether President Obama has the authority to allow the effective nullification of our immigration statutes through executive order is an interesting subject, about which I may have…
  • Nov 22

    "Unlawful Assembly Arrests in Ferguson"

    "Unlawful Assembly Arrests in Ferguson"
    The story is in The New York Times: Three people were charged with unlawful assembly overnight in protests in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement authorities said early Saturday, as the St. Louis region awaits a grand jury’s decision on whether…
Rank this Week: 91

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

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

    "Vice Wars: Tobacco, Alcohol and the Rise of Big Marijuana"

    "Vice Wars: Tobacco, Alcohol and the Rise of Big Marijuana"
    The title of this post is the headline of this interesting and lengthy NBC News article. Here are excerpts: The specter of corporate cannabis loomed large on Tuesday, when the family of Bob Marley appeared on NBC’s Today Show, announcing…
  • Nov 21

    Weekend listening: new Marijuana Today podcast

    Weekend listening: new Marijuana Today podcast
    Looking for something to listen to while taking care of your weekend chores around the house? Episode 20 of the Marijuana Today podcast is up. On this epsidode, Dan Goldman, Andrew Livingston and Adam Smith join host Kris Lotlikar and…
  • Nov 21

    Does new bill to make it easier for veterans to get medical marijuana stand any chance in Congress?

    Does new bill to make it easier for veterans to get medical marijuana stand any chance in Congress?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Huffington Post article headlined "Veterans May Gain Easier Access To Medical Marijuana." Here are excerpts: A bill introduced in Congress would allow Department of…
Rank this Week: 3261

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Nov 22

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List
    There has been much hemming and hawing online about the IGDA blacklist. Many have misrepreseted my position. They are falsely claiming that I said someone could sue for being blocked on Twitter, or could be sued because they were named as a…
  • Nov 21

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation
    1. Sometime within the past 48 hours, the International Game Developers Association, through its agent Kate Edwards, linked to and widely publicized what it called an "Online Harassment Resource." (Kate Edwards of IGDA Tweeted out a…
  • Nov 20

    Does Randi Harper FreeBSDGirl Have a Criminal Record?

    Does Randi Harper FreeBSDGirl Have a Criminal Record?
    Randi Harper posts on Twitter and elsewhere online as "FreeBSD." About a month or so ago, Ms. Harper made some false accusations against me. She claimed I was harassing or threatening her. I had never heard of the pretty young lady.…
Rank this Week: 187

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 22

    Saturday Night Open Thread

    Saturday Night Open Thread
    JFK was assassinated today in 1963. I just tuned into a CNN special and saw Lee Harvey Oswald get arrested, and then shot. They cut to interviews of passersby. "That wasn't right. He deserved a fair trial," said the first one. The second…
  • Nov 22

    Saudi Detainee Transferred From Guantanamo

    Saudi Detainee Transferred From Guantanamo
    Muhammad al-Zahrani, imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2002, returned home to Saudi Arabia today. He agreed to participate in the Saudi rehabilitation program. Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to leave Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh…
  • Nov 22

    WSJ: U.S. Marshals Posing as Mexican Marines to Catch Cartel Member

    WSJ: U.S. Marshals Posing as Mexican Marines to Catch Cartel Member
    The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. Justice Department personnel are disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, an escalation of…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Nov 22

    Crash near Downey Injures 3

    Crash near Downey Injures 3
    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…
  • Nov 21

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August
    Heather Lynn CrawfordIDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/21/14 at 6:00 p.m. COEUR D'ALENE -…
  • Nov 21

    Fatal Crash near Ashton

    Fatal Crash near Ashton
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 274

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    CPL 440.10 (subd. 3, par. [a])

    CPL 440.10 (subd. 3, par. [a])
    Defendant's claim that the trial court abused its discretion in not providing a hearing on this charge suffers from two defects. First, although defendant waited for ov three years to bring the instant proceeding, his attorney made no…
  • Nov 22

    They were arrested at the next station

    They were arrested at the next station
    On August 24, 2010, after a jury trial, defendants, AR and HT, were convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (PL § 155.30[5]) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree (PL § 165.40). Defendant, AR, moves,...
  • Nov 21

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
    Defendant, charged with robbery in the first degree and related offenses, moves for a dismissal of the indictment and for other forms of relief on the ground of discriminatory prosecution in that he is being prosecuted as a major offender...
Rank this Week: 1518

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Nov 22

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
  • Nov 22

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    The facts in Blake v Massachusetts Mut. Life Ins. Co., are similar to those herein. In Blake, the plaintiffs took title to a house in Westchester County on July 20, 1999, while still residing in Bronx County. Then, on August 11, 1999, the…
  • Nov 21

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff further contends that venue is preferred in the county where the cause of action arose. Plaintiffs accident occurred in New York County, and the accident situs is within the management and/or ownership of defendants. Thus, New York…
Rank this Week: 1042

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/
  • Nov 22

    Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue

    Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue
    Recent events have reminded us that racial tensions are still high in many parts of the United States. A particularly strong reminder of this problem is the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this summer. Protests continued for weeks after…
  • Nov 14

    Why the 'trial penalty' can lead to wrongful conviction

    Why the 'trial penalty' can lead to wrongful conviction
    Several posts over the last year have focused on the problem of wrongful conviction. This is an important criminal defense issue for a number of reasons, the first of which being that each case of wrongful conviction and wrongful…
  • Nov 6

    Silk Road 2.0 drug trafficking site shut down by feds this month

    Silk Road 2.0 drug trafficking site shut down by feds this month
    While many drug deals are still done “the old-fashioned way” (in-person and low-profile), internet drug sales have become a booming business. Readers may remember that the “Silk Road” website was shut down just over a year ago. That…
Rank this Week: 3020

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/
  • Nov 22

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time
    2-24-2007 Wisconsin: Man released after being confused with illegal immigrant, sex offender Heriberto Tirado is the first to admit he's no saint. But he's also not an illegal immigrant or a convicted child molester. The 49-year-old Cudahy…
  • Nov 22

    Robert Haro Malicious Mistaken Identity

    Robert Haro Malicious Mistaken Identity
    1-11-2004 Oregon: With the stroke of her pen, Deschutes County, Oregon Deputy District Attorney Sarah Foreman lied to the Court and signed a false affidavit under oath and penalty of perjury, swearing that she had “...read the police…
  • Nov 22

    Templeton sex offender acquitted of annoying girl

    Templeton sex offender acquitted of annoying girl
    6-4-2010 California: Man allegedly annoyed girls, but witnesses say it wasn’t him; he faces further charge involving threat in court A case of mistaken identity resulted in the recent acquittal of a 50-year-old Templeton sex offender…
Rank this Week: 37

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014

    Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014
    A little over a month ago I detailed my journey into the Android realm after leaving the safe and familiar grounds of Appleland. To recap, I had used every Iphone since they had Iphone, and rather impulsively switched to a Galaxy S5…
  • Nov 17

    When the local police target your teenager

    When the local police target your teenager
    I have a lot of 17-19 year old clients who feel targeted by small town police departments. These young adults are usually in my office for a pot case, or maybe even a DWI or DUI (DUI is only for those under 21 in Texas) and they tell a…
  • Oct 10

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer
    I’ve been using IPhones as long as there has been IPhones. I recently became upgrade eligible (Christmas for tech geeks) and instead of getting the IPhone 6/6 Plus I decided to switch to Android and purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.…
Rank this Week: 326

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 392

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
Rank this Week: 3120

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Nov 22

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety
    Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna’s rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna’s protection. In May 2014, Brishna, a 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province, was raped by a local mullah.  She…
  • Nov 20

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist
    The murder on November 11, 2014 of Juan Ángel López Miralda, a human rights activist and former leader in the peasant movement in Honduras, follows a troubling pattern of abuses against human rights defenders in the region.
  • Nov 12

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help
    By Cindy Ko and Adotei Akwei It is time for the Obama administration to ensure implementation of standardized sexual assault policies aimed at helping ensure that Indigenous survivors of sexual violence  can access medical treatment and…
Rank this Week: 36

New York DWI Attorneys Blog

New York DWI Attorneys Blog

Covers DWI / DUI / DWAI cases. By the Law Offices of Carl Spector and Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3450

New York DWI/DUI Blog

New York DWI/DUI Blog

By Carl Spector.

http://www.newyorkdui.com/
Rank this Week: 4440

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident
    There was no excuse offered. Akai Gurley did nothing, absolutely nothing, to cause probationary Police Officer Peter Liang to shoot him in the chest and kill him. Whether Gurley did anything wrong in his life before that, even the cops…
  • Nov 22

    Cosby In Context (Update)

    Cosby In Context (Update)
    One of America’s most beloved entertainers, Bill Cosby, is now not only a rapist, but a serial rapist.  As his lawyer, Marty Singer, correctly points out, most of the allegations now being raised aren’t new. Rather, they are…
  • Nov 21

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting
    It works, right?  Isn’t that good enough? “The conspiracy was real; the guns were real; the defendants’ intent to use them to violently rob a cocaine stash house was real; and the defendants’ criminal histories…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Nov 22

    Is there an employer exemption for the Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

    Is there an employer exemption for the Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?
    Yes. If you must drive an employer-owned vehicle for work there is an exemption that allows you to drive that employer-owned vehicle. However, you still must install the IID on your personal vehicle. Also, your employer must fill-out the…
  • Nov 21

    Why was my vehicle impounded?

    Why was my vehicle impounded?
    Hailey's Law in Washington State requires a mandatory impound of your vehicle for twelve (12) hours on any vehicle driven by a person arrested for DUI or Physical Control. So even if you are released by the officer or trooper...
  • Nov 20

    Is the DOL Hearing recorded?

    Is the DOL Hearing recorded?
    Yes. Every Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) Administrative Hearing is recorded. You can obtain the record (disc) from the DOL for $10.50. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to receive the recording after the hearing decision. Typically,…
Rank this Week: 4947

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Vandalia OVI Checkpoint (Nov. 21, 2014)

    Vandalia OVI Checkpoint (Nov. 21, 2014)
    There will be a Vandalia OVI checkpoint tonight (Nov. 21st, 2014) along US 40 (east of airport access exit) 8pm – midnight.  Stay safe and designate a sober driver. If you need the assistance of an attorney, contact us at (937)…
  • Nov 21

    OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation

    OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation
    OVI law requires an understanding of how alcohol enters, affects and exits the body.  Here is a brief overview of the elimination process. Alcohol exits the human body by being oxidized by a number of very important enzymes.…
  • Nov 20

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera
    As many regular readers of this blog already know, I have made it my mission to speak out against traffic cameras and speed cameras since their introduction.  I consider them to be corrupt and corrupting.  They are the worst example…
Rank this Week: 1196

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
  • Nov 21

    I Have Passed the California Bar Exam!

    I Have Passed the California Bar Exam!
    This, of course, changes nothing in my disclaimers (although once I am sworn in, I will be changing that remark about not being a licensed attorney).But it is a good day.UPDATEBased on statistics recently posted by Derek Muller, it…
  • Nov 21

    Amar and Allard on Reevaluating the Bar Exam

    Amar and Allard on Reevaluating the Bar Exam
    At Justia's Verdict, Vikram Amar has this article discussing the decline in performance of the July 2014 bar examinees relative to other years. Amar also addresses the National Conference of Bar Examiners' [NCBE's] response to this…
  • Nov 20

    Bloomberg Businessweek Decides to Traumatize California Bar Examinees...

    Bloomberg Businessweek Decides to Traumatize California Bar Examinees...
    ...by publishing this article, titled Why Did So Many People Flunk the Bar Exam This Year?It begins:The most recent bar exam test results are in, and they are ugly. In several states, people who took the bar in July were more likely to fail…
Rank this Week: 1636

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/
  • Nov 21

    Government Defends Validity of Congressional Investigation Into Deepwater Horizon Spill

    Government Defends Validity of Congressional Investigation Into Deepwater Horizon Spill
    The government has opposed David Rainey’s motion to dismiss the obstruction of Congress charge filed against him in the Eastern District of Louisiana and Rainey's request that prosecutors disclose portions of their grand jury…
  • Nov 18

    Judge Gardephe Orders Mathew Martoma to Begin Serving Sentence

    Judge Gardephe Orders Mathew Martoma to Begin Serving Sentence
    Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Mathew Martoma’s emergency motion for bail pending appeal. Martoma had argued he was likely to get his insider trading conviction reversed or receive a new trial because…
  • Nov 10

    SDNY Prosecutors Bring First-Ever Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Case

    SDNY Prosecutors Bring First-Ever Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Case
    In what prosecutors in the Southern District of New York are calling the first-ever prosecution of a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, the government filed a criminal complaint last week against Trendon Shavers. Shavers operated Bitcoin Savings…
Rank this Week: 3629

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Nov 21

    NEW SUPREME COURT LAW ON ANONYMOUS TIPS AND DUI

    NEW SUPREME COURT LAW ON ANONYMOUS TIPS AND DUI
    Police are allowed to stop drivers based on anonymous tips. The key question is whether the tip was reliable enough to provide probable cause for the stop. The Supreme Court just made that job a lot easier for the prosecution. ……
  • Nov 3

    LOOKING BACKWARDS: HOW THE STATE PROVES YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS HIGHER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER RESULT

    LOOKING BACKWARDS: HOW THE STATE PROVES YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS HIGHER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER RESULT
    You had several drinks at the bar before you drove home. Police stopped you for a moving violation and arrested you for DUI. At the police station, you agree to take the breathalyzer. The reading is .077, just below the … Continue…
  • Oct 13

    HOW THE DEFENSE MAY SHOW YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL IS LOWER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER

    HOW THE DEFENSE MAY SHOW YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL IS LOWER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER
    You had several drinks at the bar before you drove home. Police stopped you for a moving violation and arrested you for DUI. At the police station, you blew the breathalyzer. The reading was over the legal limit. Your friend, ……
Rank this Week: 3098

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Nov 21

    Confrontation, Hearsay, and Child Abuse

    Confrontation, Hearsay, and Child Abuse
    "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him ...."  So says the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, as do the bills of rights of many state…
  • Nov 21

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Parolee Accused of Murder: An Indiana parolee with a lengthy criminal past has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl.  Robert King and Jill Disis of Indy Star report that 46-year-old William Gholston has been…
  • Nov 21

    The Coming Riot

    The Coming Riot
    The conventional wisdom is that the grand jury's decision about the Ferguson shooting will soon be known, and that it will not indict Officer Darren Wilson.I have no inside scoop on this.  My (pure) guess is that the conventional…
Rank this Week: 190

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Nov 21

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year
    After more than three decades behind bars, a California man who has served the state's longest sentence for a wrongful conviction, is expected to be released next week. Michael Ray Hanline was convicted of the 1978 murder of a Ventura man and…
  • Nov 20

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’
    In conjunction with its November issue, Ebony magazine produced a social justice and action video about race in America. "Race Still Matters: Protection Under the Law" features interviews with civil rights leaders, activists and the Innocence…
  • Nov 19

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade
    Nearly forty years after an Ohio man was convicted of murder along with two codefendants, he is expected to walk out of prison a free man on Friday. Ricky Jackson and two other men were convicted of killing a money-order collector at a…
Rank this Week: 599

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Nov 21

    Pursuing a DCFS administrative appeal

    Pursuing a DCFS administrative appeal
          Following an investigation of abuse or neglect of a child, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) may determine that the subject of the investigation has committed those acts. This…
  • Sep 11

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing
        As a criminal defense attorney, I have been called upon to advise students facing disciplinary bodies within their university or college. Recently, due, in part, to the United States Department of Education investigating a…
  • Aug 7

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License
          As previously stated in this blog, undocumented immigrants living in Illinois may now apply for a driver's license under Illinois law,…
Rank this Week: 2007

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1951

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cake Boss Celebrity Busted on DUI Charge

    Cake Boss Celebrity Busted on DUI Charge
    Los Angeles DUI charges involving celebrities inevitably attract ridiculous amounts of attention from the press and from the lay public – and for understandable reasons. We look up to celebrities, even if they became famous because of…
  • Nov 19

    Some Los Angeles DUI Crashes Are Worse Than Others – This One Involved Seven Vehicles!

    Some Los Angeles DUI Crashes Are Worse Than Others – This One Involved Seven Vehicles!
    Many people think about Los Angeles DUI accidents or incidents in a monolithic fashion. In other words, a DUI is a DUI. However, as anyone who has dealt hands on with these types of cases can tell you, DUIs are incredibly diverse. For…
  • Nov 12

    Michael Phelps’ DUI Trial Postponed Until December

    Michael Phelps’ DUI Trial Postponed Until December
    Even if your Los Angeles DUI story wound up in the news because you did or said something ridiculous to the police or got involved in a serious or fatal accident, you probably will not get nearly as much media scrutiny for what you did as…
Rank this Week: 1544

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Attorney Nenye E. Uche Secures Acquittal In Attempted Murder Case

    Attorney Nenye E. Uche Secures Acquittal In Attempted Murder Case
    Following a bench trial involving charges of Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery, Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Nenye E. Uche secured a “Not Guilty” verdict for his client on all charges. Click Here To Read Full Release.
  • Nov 18

    What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?

    What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?
    When Chicago law enforcement officers investigate a driver they suspect is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they have a variety of evidence-gathering techniques available to them. These include objective measures of intoxication such…
  • Nov 12

    Illinois Sex Crimes can Result in Serious Consequence

    Illinois Sex Crimes can Result in Serious Consequence
    Crimes that involve prohibited or violent sexual conduct are treated especially seriously, both in the court of public opinion as well as in the legal system. Often, people view the accused as “guilty until proven innocent,”…
Rank this Week: 3385

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change
    Current Illinois law allows a driver to be charged with DUI based on a trace of illegal drugs in their system. This is true regardless of impairment and even if the drug was used weeks earlier. The Illinois State Bar Association is…
  • Nov 3

    Activists Rally for Increases in TVDL Appointment

    Activists Rally for Increases in TVDL Appointment
    Six-month wait times and four to five hour drives have Temporary Visitors Driver's License (TVDL) activists infuriated. With demand for appointments skyrocketing, residents and community groups rallied outside a West Side Driver's License…
  • Sep 29

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI
    The California Highway Patrol arrested actress Amanda Bynes at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday. Bynes, 28, was booked by the LAPD at 7 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor DUI. She was released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on $15,000 bail. Bynes allegedly ran a red…
Rank this Week: 677

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Nov 21

    People Still Write (Bad) Checks? Check Fraud in Illinoi

    People Still Write (Bad) Checks? Check Fraud in Illinoi
    Although the ancient paper check transaction is a thing of the past for most, writing bad checks is still a crime. Fraudulently making, signing, depositing, or giving a check to another with fictitious account information or inadequate…
  • Nov 18

    Expunging Versus Sealing Criminal Records in Illinoi

    Expunging Versus Sealing Criminal Records in Illinoi
    We all make mistakes, some of which involve the criminal justice system. Whether you were arrested, cited, charged, or ultimately convicted, your actions left a record somewhere. This record may make it difficult for you to obtain employment…
  • Nov 14

    Drug Paraphernalia in Illinoi

    Drug Paraphernalia in Illinoi
    Many of us know of someone who has been convicted of some drug-related crime in their lifetime. Some of us may try to minimize the severity of the crime by suggesting that it was “just marijuana” or “just a little…
Rank this Week: 2034

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney…

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Spring & Spring.

http://www.massachusettscriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1668

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/
  • Nov 21

    Print the Legend

    Print the Legend
    Those of you of a certain age know that Davy Crockett was the last defender at the Alamo to be killed, swinging his empty rifle (ol' Betsy) like a baseball bat at the hoards of Santa Ana's men who've overrun the mission-turned-fort.  Or…
  • Nov 21

    On Just Whose Ox Gets Gored

    On Just Whose Ox Gets Gored
    Give Paul Cassell credit.  He said one thing that's right.The evidence should determine the outcome in this case — not threats of violence.Beyond that, it's all hooey.The issue is Darren Wilson in Ferguson and whether he'll be…
  • Nov 18

    An Adversary System without Adversarie

    An Adversary System without Adversarie
    Some background:Ohio law says that the Ohio Supreme Court must review every death sentence on direct appeal.  A rule of the Ohio Supreme Court, a rule crafted by the Ohio Supreme Court, says that no brief can be filed after the date it…
Rank this Week: 546

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed
    I was wrongfully arrested in 2008 for an alleged terrible crime that happened in 2007, but the accusations were false and I was held in the Parrish jail in Covington, La, without bail and without trial until it was determined […] The…
  • Oct 28

    No where to turn

    No where to turn
    Hi my name is Saleema and I reside in Philadelphia. I have two children. Okay so an assault happened in 2009 and the assaulted accused me, don’t ask me why but I was not there I didn’t even see the […] The post No where to…
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
Rank this Week: 896

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 460

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona

    Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona
    Regardless of the circumstances, burglary in Arizona is a felony. Residential burglary does carry more severe consequences than non-residential burglary, but both are felonies. If the burglary involves a firearm, residential or…
  • Nov 19

    What is Executive Clemency?

    What is Executive Clemency?
    Executive clemency is the power of pardoning used by either a president, if it’s a federal case, or a governor if it’s a local case. The executive can pardon a criminal’s sentencing, reducing it from the death penalty, or…
  • Nov 17

    Should I refuse a breath test if pulled over for a DUI in Arizona?

    Should I refuse a breath test if pulled over for a DUI in Arizona?
    First, let’s discuss the difference between a preliminary breath test (PBT) and a breathalyzer test. A PBT is a portable device used by police to register your BAC after you are pulled over. The results from a PBT cannot be used against…
Rank this Week: 1871

Blonde Justice

Blonde Justice

Covers criminal law.

http://blondejustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    B as in Blonde...

    B as in Blonde...
    My client left a message for me and spelled her name in the cutest way. I can't help but think that it took her some time to come up with it. I don't want to give up her name obviously but let's just say her last name was Grubs.  Her…
  • Nov 10

    Grumpy Justice

    Grumpy Justice
    Step One: Identify whether you are a "loud talker."Step Two: Learn to shut your office door, especially when you are on personal calls.Seriously, you are all the way down the hall and I can't concentrate.
  • Aug 4

    Gee, Thanks.

    Gee, Thanks.
    Judge, to my client, as part of the plea colloquy: And are you satisfied with the representation you have received from your lawyer?Asshole client, who has wasted a ton of my time being an asshole client:  Well, I mean, I have some…
Rank this Week: 1665

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Defendant’s Waiver of Miranda

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Defendant’s Waiver of Miranda
    The Illinois Appellate Court recently upheld the admissibility of statements the defendant made to police regarding the death of his wife, and affirmed his conviction for involuntary manslaughter. The court ruled that the defendant’s…
  • Nov 19

    Chicago Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend, Off-Duty Cop

    Chicago Man Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend, Off-Duty Cop
    A Chicago man was arrested last week after shooting his ex-girlfriend in the thigh; he also shot the girlfriend’s mother, who is a Chicago police officer, numerous times, and kidnapped his son. Charges are pending, but it is likely the…
  • Nov 14

    Chicago Man Violates Terms of Bond, Faces Additional Charge

    Chicago Man Violates Terms of Bond, Faces Additional Charge
    A Chicago man out on bond was arrested last week and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, cocaine possession and marijuana possession. The defendant was arrested after Sheriff’s Office personnel noticed crack cocaine…
Rank this Week: 1149

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
    In September, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in…
  • Nov 17

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many procedural protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “public…
  • Nov 13

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive

    Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right: Ancient, Worthy and Elusive
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “speedy trial”.  The provision is stated:…
Rank this Week: 3569

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/
Rank this Week: 1332

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 398

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn
    A Hillsborough County teacher resigned Wednesday after he was arrested on child pornography charges. The 68-year-old resigned from his position with the school district following his arrest,  according to a Hillsborough County School…
  • Nov 20

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short
    A Port St. Lucie homeless man was allegedly caught on surveillance video stealing a chainsaw and stuffing it down his pants, according to police reports. The accused apparently stopped in Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment in the 1800 block of…
  • Nov 17

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida
    Our criminal defense lawyers at Whittel & Melton are very pleased to announce that, according to Governor Rick Scott, Florida is on a path to a 44-year crime low. The actual number of crimes across the Sunshine State is showing that crime…
Rank this Week: 969

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/
  • Nov 21

    Might Texas revisit needle exchange pilots with Susan Reed gone, disease prevention in the news?

    Might Texas revisit needle exchange pilots with Susan Reed gone, disease prevention in the news?
    Grits wonders if - owing to recent events surrounding the Ebola scare and the outlandish costs of Hepatitis C treatment under new drug protocols - 2015 might be a year in which the Texas Legislature favorably revisits Rep. Ruth…
  • Nov 20

    How times have changed: Reed gone in Bexar, McCrum cleared

    How times have changed: Reed gone in Bexar, McCrum cleared
    How quickly circumstances can change. Readers may recall this post from February suggesting that Bexar DA Susan Reed sought contempt charges against attorney Michael McCrum (for allegedly telling a witness to "get lost") in retaliation for…
  • Nov 19

    Pricetag for DPS, Texas National Guard border adventure approaching one billion dollar

    Pricetag for DPS, Texas National Guard border adventure approaching one billion dollar
    So, lame ducks Rick Perry and David Dewhurst plan to commit the state to spending $86 million to continue the much ballyhooed border surge until August. Reported the Texas Tribune, "Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday that he, House Speaker Joe…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License
    When you win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal, you usually have to wait for the decision to arrive in the mail. Once in a while, in certain, "special" cases, and only with certain hearing officers (for purposes of…
  • Nov 7

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case
    My work as a DUI lawyer in Michigan is helpful to my clients, yet being a lawyer is not considered one of the "helping professions." Part of this has to do with the fact that as a DUI attorney, I...
  • Nov 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3
    In part 2 of this article, we continued our examination of the most important part of a Michigan DUI charge and began looking at the role of the mandatory alcohol assessment. We'll start out here by examining the clinical reality...
Rank this Week: 551

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution
    In 2012 and 2013, the Department of Justice brought a slew of actions against several financial institutions under a rarely used and little-known statute from the late 1980s for conduct related to the mortgage crisis. Outcomes in these cases…
  • Nov 7

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre
    Imagine you are a compliance officer for a multinational company with securities listed on a U.S. stock market. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) falls squarely within your purview, but other anti-corruption regimes seem less relevant…
  • Oct 21

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?
    Roll Call October 14, 2014 Q. I heard that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., may face ethics discipline because he assisted companies in which he owned stock. I know that Members are not supposed to use their position for their own personal gain, but I…
Rank this Week: 3230