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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade...cont

    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade...cont
    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade which fled from the Police. The People also argue that there was probable cause to arrest and search each of the defendants. The People further argue...
  • Oct 20

    Nassau County Police Department...cont

    Nassau County Police Department...cont
    It must be emphasized, once again, that a Grand Jury proceeding is not a mini-trial and that the District Attorney is not required to present to the Grand Jury all evidence in its possession. If an evidentiary basis can...
  • Oct 20

    The trial was adjourned until October 24, 2011

    The trial was adjourned until October 24, 2011
    In February 7, 2011, a one hundred seven (107) count indictment was filed with the Nassau County Court Clerk charging fourteen (14) defendants, each with a count of Enterprise Corruption, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and Scheme to Defraud…
Rank this Week: 1393

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 260

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Former Convicted Felony Gets 16 Years in Federal Prison in a Maine Federal Gun Charge Case

    Former Convicted Felony Gets 16 Years in Federal Prison in a Maine Federal Gun Charge Case
    Former convicted felon, Jerome Hudson, pled guilty to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon earlier this year.  The mandatory minimum penalty under federal law is 15 years.  Mr. Hudson's mandatory minimum sentence was driven…
  • Oct 20

    Ex-Maine Drug Prosecutor to be Sentenced in Federal Court

    Ex-Maine Drug Prosecutor to be Sentenced in Federal Court
    James Cameron, Maine's former top drug prosecutor, is looking at 24-30 years in prison based on convictions for possession of child pornography and criminal contempt for escape back in 2012.  According to Judge Woodcock, Mr. Cameron had…
  • Oct 19

    Cultivating Marijuana and Relying on your Maine Medical Marijuana Card

    Cultivating Marijuana and Relying on your Maine Medical Marijuana Card
    So... you want to grow some weed because you have a Maine Medical Marijuana card.  Well, before you go down that road, you better become intimately familiar with the regulations governing the cultivation of marijuana with respect to…
Rank this Week: 4625

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 21

    Robel Philippos: Verdict Watch

    Robel Philippos: Verdict Watch
    The jury has been deliberating for an hour in in the trial of Robel Philippos,the friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is charged with lying to the FBI. Closing arguments were held this morning. Prosecutors say Phillipos, 21, lied to…
  • Oct 21

    Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

    Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
    Update: The judge sentenced Oscar to five years in prison on the culpable homicide charge and imposed a three year suspended sentence on the firearm count. The sentences will run concurrently. He was taken into custody. Neither side indicated…
  • Oct 20

    Monday Night Open Thread

    Monday Night Open Thread
    I'm just catching up on today's news. The Supreme Court will decide whether police can seize hotel registries of guests without a warrant. The 9th Circuit ruled the California law allowing warrantless access to the data violated the…
Rank this Week: 4

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Delaware Sets Execution Date for Murderer: A Delaware man convicted of raping and murdering a college student in 2005 is set to be executed for his crime December 4, 2014.  The Associated Press reports that 43-year-old James Cooke had…
  • Oct 21

    Eric Holder's Biggest Regret

    Eric Holder's Biggest Regret
    Attorney General Holder was asked in a CNN interview what his biggest regret was looking back at his tenure in office.  John Hinderaker has this take on it:Holder was asked by the interviewer, what was your biggest failure as Attorney...
  • Oct 21

    School Discipline and Criminal Law

    School Discipline and Criminal Law
    Gary Fields and John Emshwiller have this article in the WSJ on the overuse of police arrest and the juvenile justice system to deal with misbehavior that should be addressed with school discipline.This article makes some very valid points,…
Rank this Week: 284

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
Rank this Week: 580

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 21

    Pocono Record Editorial

    Pocono Record Editorial
    "End futility of death penalty system," is the editorial published by the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania. If there’s one thing for which Pennsylvanians can thank confessed double murderer William Parrish, it’s pointing out the…
  • Oct 21

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports, "Witness says she lied at trial of man convicted of killing Hamilton County deputy," by Claire Wiseman. From the witness stand, Kim Bowman choked back a sob. "This man is innocent," Bowman said.…
  • Oct 21

    Drug Companies and LI Drug

    Drug Companies and LI Drug
    NBC News posts, "Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection," by Tracy Connor. Alabama's plan to use a new drug to execute death-row prisoners is causing headaches for the pharmaceutical company that makes the…
Rank this Week: 47

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Businesses face civil and criminal penalties for refusing same-sex busine

    Businesses face civil and criminal penalties for refusing same-sex busine
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?   Officials in a northern Idaho city have threatened two citizens with arrest, fines and imprisonment after the citizens…
  • Oct 16

    City backs away from attempt to seize sermons from pastors who objected to ordinance

    City backs away from attempt to seize sermons from pastors who objected to ordinance
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?   A group of Texas pastors who participated in a political effort to repeal a controversial city ordinance have been…
  • Oct 14

    Fall foliage playing unexpected role in hunt for accused cop killer

    Fall foliage playing unexpected role in hunt for accused cop killer
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”   North Carolina is not the only state that boasts of rich fall foliage painting its Appalachian…
Rank this Week: 1064

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/
  • Oct 21

    Estlinbaum on Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Estlinbaum on Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    Craig Estlinbaum has posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens (The Scholar Vol. 16, pp. 607-629 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires…
  • Oct 21

    "Nevada high court strikes DWI implied consent law"

    "Nevada high court strikes DWI implied consent law"
    Jurist has this piece: The Nevada Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Nevada's implied consent law [text], which allows police officers to take blood samples of motorists to determine impairment, is…
  • Oct 20

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion
    Caitlin E. Borgmann (CUNY School of Law) has posted The Constitutionality of Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusions (University of Illinois Law Review, p. 1059, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Throughout its history, this country has…
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • Oct 21

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?
    Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. That’s why states no longer grant unrestricted driver’s licenses to teens once they turn 16, as they did when I was a kid. Instead, states grant…
  • Oct 20

    Summary of the 2014 Legislative Session

    Summary of the 2014 Legislative Session
    I’ve been meaning to highlight this for some time now: the School of Government’s annual summary of legislation of interest of court officials is available here as a free PDF. It includes sections on criminal law, motor…
  • Oct 17

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    I would like to think that the blog is influential, but events this week called that hypothesis into question. Wake County Superior Court Judge Don Stephens ruled that concealed handguns may be prohibited at the State Fair, notwithstanding my…
Rank this Week: 2160

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California
    As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, practicing law for more than 20 years in Orange County California, I am often asked about the law as it pertains to legally carrying a concealed weapon.  While my practice does not include assisting people…
  • Oct 6

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California
    White collar crime involves illegal activity that is done for the sole purpose of financial gain to the individual being accused and typically takes place in a businesses or corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the business is a…
  • Sep 25

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School
    A new phone app called “Yik Yak” has become extremely popular among teens over the last several months. The app was originally created and meant for college-age students as a virtual campus bulletin board. It is a location-based…
Rank this Week: 1056

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/
  • Oct 21

    Illinois Sentencing Guideline

    Illinois Sentencing Guideline
    One of the obvious first questions criminals have after being arrested is “how long will I be in jail?” The answer to that depends on a host of factors, including the crime, the circumstances, the accused’s criminal history,…
  • Oct 16

    Guns & Drugs: A Trade-Off in Illinois?

    Guns & Drugs: A Trade-Off in Illinois?
    City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pitched a controversial idea to help open up prison space for violent offenders and to allow non-violent offenders a chance at a productive life. The pitch is, objectively, a trade-off. Mayor…
  • Oct 14

    Illinois Drug Courts: A Second Chance

    Illinois Drug Courts: A Second Chance
    There are three primary driving considerations behind criminal punishment in the United States: deterrence, retribution, and rehabilitation. Deterrence theories suggest that if people know about the punishments associated with crimes, they…
Rank this Week: 4142

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Oct 21

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign
    Talk about perfect timing! Kenneth Leon and Ronald Weitzer's article, Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Comparing Ballot Outcomes in Four States, is available through the Social Science Research Network. Here's the abstract: Medical…
  • Oct 21

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible
    This new Denver Post article, headlined "Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord," documents the enduring challenges and debates over the best regulatory frameworks for states which have moved away from…
  • Oct 20

    Partial victory for 7th grade boy in disturbing marijuana strip search case

    Partial victory for 7th grade boy in disturbing marijuana strip search case
    A few years ago, an assistant principle at a Georgia middle school strip searched a twelve-year old boy in front of a few of his classmates, hoping to find marijuana. The school official did not find any marijuana and, I'm guessing, he is…
Rank this Week: 2874

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
  • Oct 21

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach
    The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace…
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
Rank this Week: 1898

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 82

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
  • Oct 20

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case
    The city of St. Paul will pay a local man $42,500 to settle an excessive force case levied against two city officers. Rafael Angel Diaz, 52, sued the St. Paul police department after he claimed a pair of officers illegally entered his…
  • Oct 16

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of writing a bunch of sentences, today we’re going to let some infographics do the talking. Check out these five cool and informative inforgraphics below! 1. DUI and Field…
Rank this Week: 1259

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
  • Oct 20

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case
    The city of St. Paul will pay a local man $42,500 to settle an excessive force case levied against two city officers. Rafael Angel Diaz, 52, sued the St. Paul police department after he claimed a pair of officers illegally entered his…
  • Oct 16

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of writing a bunch of sentences, today we’re going to let some infographics do the talking. Check out these five cool and informative inforgraphics below! 1. DUI and Field…
Rank this Week: 948

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Todd A. Brunner, 57, and Shawn A. Brunner, 24, both of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, are the subjects of a sixteen count indictment charging them with bank fraud, making false declarations and oaths, and concealing assets,…
  • Oct 21

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using straw…
  • Oct 21

    Investment Advisor Convicted of Defrauding Lenders and Client

    Investment Advisor Convicted of Defrauding Lenders and Client
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Robert J. Lunn, 64, Chicago, Illinois, an investment advisor, was convicted of federal bank fraud charges for engaging in a scheme to defraud Leaders Bank and two of his clients of more than $3.2 million and ultimately…
Rank this Week: 2

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Teenagers Routinely Waive Their Legal Rights In Police Interrogation

    Teenagers Routinely Waive Their Legal Rights In Police Interrogation
    In an article in the NY Times on October 14, 2014, a study published in Law and Human Behavior concludes that teenagers ages 13-17 frequently do not exercise their legal rights to remain silent in police interrogations across the country. The…
  • Sep 30

    Rockland County Boat Operator Sentenced To Two Years In Fatal Crash

    Rockland County Boat Operator Sentenced To Two Years In Fatal Crash
    Jo John John, 36, the man at the wheel of the boat which crashed into barges near the Tappan Zee Bridge last summer, killing two, was sentenced in Rockland County Court on September 16, 2014 to two years in jail.  John pled guilty…
  • Sep 4

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

    15 Year Old Driver In Fatal Crash in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    A 15 year old girl from Pleasantville behind the wheel of a 2001 Chevy Suburban in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania on August 30th is now facing several criminal charges, including possible vehicular manslaughter, as the result of a fatal accident…
Rank this Week: 1948

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the defense of violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, and firearm offenses. By Frank Fernandez.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2167

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/
  • Oct 21

    Correction: Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Correction: Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 20

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 20

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.
    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: 126

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/
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
  • Oct 20

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?
    If one person per day is dying in custody of state and local law enforcement in Texas, the next obvious question is, "What do those cases look like?"Nicole Brambila at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal over the weekend (Oct. 18) offered up a…
Rank this Week: 125

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

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

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
Rank this Week: 2808

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Oct 21

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire
    When Tim Grittani was sitting in his parents basement starting to trade with his puny $1,500 trading account do you think he had any idea would be a millionaire trader just three years later? I doubt it. Before you have that kind of success…
  • Oct 20

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader
    Do you know what the #1 sign whether you’ll succeed big or not as a stock trader is? Tim Sykes is one of the few traders to BOTH turn $12,415 into $1.65 million in 4 years himself AND mentor two other traders who became millionaires…
  • Oct 20

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit
    Income tax audits are intimidating whether you are being audited personally or as a business owner.There is a right way and a wrong way to handle an audit by a state or federal taxing authority. It is easy to dig a hole for yourself, but…
Rank this Week: 25

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund
    “It is difficult to overstate how much the regulatory landscape for hedge fund managers has changed over the past four years.” So said Norm Champ, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment…
  • Oct 17

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an August 14, 2014, petition for writ of certiorari by Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriquez, former owners of Terra Communications (Terra). The petition asked the court to define who counts as…
Rank this Week: 1999

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Ridolfi: Constructive Possession in Firearms Cases 


    United States v. Ridolfi: Constructive Possession in Firearms Cases 

    Federal firearms offenses can carry serious penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences.  In United States v. Ridolfi, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, defendant was convicted of being a…
  • Oct 19

    United States v. Marks: Departure from Federal Sentencing Guideline

    United States v. Marks: Departure from Federal Sentencing Guideline
    United States v. Marks, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, involved a defendant who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and to launder money. Seven years after pleading guilty, his…
  • Oct 14

    Felony Charges Filed After Hit-and-Run and Interstate Manhunt

    Felony Charges Filed After Hit-and-Run and Interstate Manhunt
    Any accident involving personal injury or reckless driving, especially a hit-and-run, can result in serious criminal charges and penalties. In addition to the underlying charges related to the accident, defendants are likely to face…
Rank this Week: 1199

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?

    Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?
    In Pennsylvania, DUI or Driving Under the Influence is usually considered a misdemeanor. While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, it can still trigger a slew of harsh consequences — including a prominent note on your public…
  • Sep 30

    Warrants for Traffic Tickets Explained

    Warrants for Traffic Tickets Explained
    After you’re issued a traffic ticket, you have two options: you can accept it and pay the fine, or deny it and fight the ticket in court.  But if you do neither, a judge can issue a bench warrant for your arrest.  Our…
  • Sep 25

    The Formal Criminal Arraignment Process in Pennsylvania

    The Formal Criminal Arraignment Process in Pennsylvania
    The justice system can be confusing, especially for people who have never been charged with a crime and don’t know what to expect after an arrest.  However, the more you understand about the legal process, the more comfortable and…
Rank this Week: 3196

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Judges Have Gone Crazy

    U.S. Judges Have Gone Crazy
    This week, prominent legal fiction writer, John Grisham gave an interview with the press wherein he indicated that the sentences for child pornography in the U.S. were way too harsh. He indicated that American judges had “gone…
  • Oct 21

    Los Jueces Estadounidenses Habían “Vuelto Loco”

    Los Jueces Estadounidenses Habían “Vuelto Loco”
    Esta semana, el prominente escritor de ficción legal, John Grisham dio una entrevista con la prensa en la que indicó que las penas por pornografía infantil en los EE.UU. eran demasiado duras. Indicó que los jueces…
  • Oct 19

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?

    Why an attorney for a federal sentencing reduction?
    Several individuals have asked me why the need for an attorney to reduce federal drug sentences.  If the law is going to change, why do I need to hire a criminal defense lawyer? In the first place, the reduction in sentence is not…
Rank this Week: 2182

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 21

    No Better Option

    No Better Option
    To his credit, Jonathan Turley built up the scenario well, creating a mental image of a travesty where the First Rule of Policing cost a woman hostage her life. Misty Holt-Singh, 41, had just run into the Stockton, California bank and left…
  • Oct 21

    But There’s a Box; It Must Be Checked

    But There’s a Box; It Must Be Checked
    Among the phenomenon that is perpetually amusing is that when handed a form, people will fill it out.  It doesn’t matter what it asks for, the relevance to the purpose of the form to the question. If there’s a blank line,…
  • Oct 21

    How Angry Guys Explain Acquitted-Conduct Sentencing (and why they’re wrong)

    How Angry Guys Explain Acquitted-Conduct Sentencing (and why they’re wrong)
    After the Supreme Court’s denial of cert in Jones, there appeared to be a sudden shocked recognition that people get sentenced for the crime for which they were just acquitted. This was by both lawyers and non-lawyers, who neither knew…
Rank this Week: 55

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Is sum and substance good enough for Grand Jury testimony?

    Is sum and substance good enough for Grand Jury testimony?
    The prosecution’s new penchant for videotaping confessions/interrogations raises the following issue. The facts are generally straight forward. The defendant is arrested, detained and interrogated by police investigators. The entire…
  • Oct 17

    Overcriminalized: America's use of incarceration as a response to mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessne

    Overcriminalized: America's use of incarceration as a response to mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessne
    This series of short YouTube videos by Brave New Films examines the overuse of incarceration and, in the case of the mentally ill, force - too often deadly physical force - as a means to control those who are unable to toe the imaginary line…
  • Oct 14

    FAMILY COURT : AN UNDER UTILIZED RESOURCE…

    FAMILY COURT : AN UNDER UTILIZED RESOURCE FOR THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY.Family court proceedings can be the ultimate source of discovery for the criminal defense attorney.  Where a child neglect/abuse petition is filed in family…
Rank this Week: 1901

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Will a Lawyer Help You If He Knows You Are Guilty?

    Will a Lawyer Help You If He Knows You Are Guilty?
    Everyone’s entitled to a defense. Yes, everyone, including someone who is guilty. It doesn’t matter what crime you have committed, when you retain a criminal defense attorney, you are the client, and it’s your lawyer’s…
  • Oct 17

    Top 7 Prevalent Criminal Justice Myth

    Top 7 Prevalent Criminal Justice Myth
    Don’t ever let the truth get in the way of a good story! That’s the attitude Hollywood takes to the criminal justice system in our country, perpetuating multiple myths about how the system works. Unfortunately the myths are, well,…
  • Oct 14

    Hilarious Houston Crimes You Must Read about to Believe

    Hilarious Houston Crimes You Must Read about to Believe
    Crime isn’t funny. No? Actually it can be hilarious in some situations, and I thought I’d bring you a few of the funniest Houston crimes I’ve come across—just for some light relief! Grab a coffee or a beer, sit back…
Rank this Week: 2932

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

Covers criminal law and its process. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention
    By:  Brent ScottSocial acceptance and decriminalization has equated to more people getting behind the wheel after they have consumed marijuana.  However, unlike alcohol, there is no standard measurement to determine whether someone…
  • Jul 28

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case
    By: Brent ScottIf you are of the opinion that our government is already too invasive (think PRISM – the clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched by the NSA back in 2007), you may not want to read any…
  • Jan 8

    The Plea

    The Plea
    This is a post that received recognition as the 2013 "JDog Memorial Blawg Post" for the best post on criminal law, in the opinion of Scott Greenfield, a prolific law blogger over at Simple Justice and a veteran criminal defense lawyer…
Rank this Week: 4941

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/
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
Rank this Week: 250

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 21

    Two London, Kentucky, cardiologists pay $380,000 to settle whistleblowers’ kickback allegation

    Two London, Kentucky, cardiologists pay $380,000 to settle whistleblowers’ kickback allegation
    On October 21, the Department of Justice announced that, following a $16.5 million settlement with a London, Kentucky, hospital over allegations that it entered into sham management agreements with two local cardiologists, the doctors have…
  • Oct 21

    Following appeal, former SAIC settles FCA case for $1.5 million

    Following appeal, former SAIC settles FCA case for $1.5 million
    On October 21, the Department of Justice announced that Leidos Holdings, Inc., the company formerly known as Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the…
  • Oct 20

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS
    On October 16, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced that Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton had paid over $3.37 million to resolve self-disclosed violations of the false claims for hyperbaric…
Rank this Week: 523

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Oct 21

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California

    Possible Penalties for a Driving under the Influence Conviction in California
    As a result of campaigns by groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, to raise public awareness about the risks associated with drinking and driving, the laws relating to driving under the influence, or DUI,  have changed…
  • Oct 16

    What Is Extortion in California?

    What Is Extortion in California?
    Have you ever been in a situation, knowingly or unknowingly, where you may have blackmailed someone? Meaning that you used information against someone in order to get something you wanted. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, or maybe you were…
  • Oct 14

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?

    What Is the Difference between Assault and Battery?
    If you have been charged with assault and/or battery in the State of California you could be facing serious penalties if convicted. Although people often use the two terms together, the charges of assault and battery are actually separate…
Rank this Week: 3407

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/
  • Oct 20

    Stonecatcher

    Stonecatcher
    So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.John 8:7 (King James Version)The scene: A courthouse hallway in New OrleansThe cast:The narrator:…
  • Oct 10

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule
    I'm at a gathering of criminal defense lawyers which just naturally gets me thinking about what criminal defense lawyers do.  And no, I'm not wading back into that thicket today, though if you're remarkably bored you can search the…
  • Oct 6

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition
    Well, there -- wholly innocent people are stopped quite often because of mistakes of fact, for instance.  That's part of the whole Terry ­­ how Terry works and those types of brief stops.  There turns out times that citizens…
Rank this Week: 253

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

    Is a DUI in Florida a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
    Although the vast majority of DUI cases are charged as a misdemeanor, the answer to that question ultimately depends on a host of factors. Below is a quick summary of the statutory maximum penalties allowed under Florida law for different…
  • Aug 29

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage

    Problems with the Intoxilyzer 8000 and Power Outage
    The FDLE website has a section on its website where it sporadically adds “Miscellaneous and Correspondence” on different Intoxilyzer 8000 machines. Criminal defense attorneys rarely get notice when the machines suffer from serious…
  • Jul 4

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint

    HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint
          It looks like the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office waited until the last minute to cancel a July 4th DUI Checkpoint.       Two days ago, the checkpoint was still listed on the HCSO website for an…
Rank this Week: 893

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Oct 20

    What Are The Penalties For Possession Of Heroin In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Possession Of Heroin In New York?
    New York charges heroin possession at different levels based on the weight of the drugs involved, so penalties can range from a Class A Misdemeanor for quantities under one-eighth of an ounce, carrying a potential penalty of one year in jail,…
  • Oct 20

    What Are The Federal Penalties For Trafficking Firearms In New York?

    What Are The Federal Penalties For Trafficking Firearms In New York?
    Federal criminal cases are especially complex, and when it comes to charges that you’ve trafficked firearms in New York, either by illegally importing and selling in the state or selling to unapproved persons (or both), you are facing…
  • Oct 16

    What Are The Penalties For Importing Prescription Drugs To Sell In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Importing Prescription Drugs To Sell In New York?
    Individuals who import prescription drugs into New York for the purposes of selling them are subject to serious state and federal penalties. Depending on the scale of the operation, you may find yourself the target of the federal Drug…
Rank this Week: 3264

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Oct 20

    Criminal Mischief Charges Result from Church Vandalism, Burglary

    Criminal Mischief Charges Result from Church Vandalism, Burglary
    A Duchesne County LDS church was vandalized on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Two days later, the parties responsible were arrested and booked on charges of criminal mischief, burglary, and misdemeanor theft. Thou Shalt Not Tag The criminal mischief…
  • Oct 15

    Police Body Cameras Subject of Debate in Utah

    Police Body Cameras Subject of Debate in Utah
    Two recent cases in Utah where deadly force was applied by police officers have raised questions about the use of police body cameras. In both cases, it has been determined by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office that the use…
  • Oct 13

    Man Charged with Motor Vehicle Theft Tried to Elude K9 Unit

    Man Charged with Motor Vehicle Theft Tried to Elude K9 Unit
    In an attempt to escape pursuit after being caught red-handed for motor vehicle theft, a man fled from police cruisers and tried jumping in a river to elude a K9 unit. He was still ultimately apprehended and is being charged for suspicion of…
Rank this Week: 878

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Oct 20

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act
    On December 20, 2012, the Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) required many individuals who were convicted of sex offenses but not classified as violent sex offenders to begin registering as sexual offenders.  A new law passed in…
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
  • Sep 11

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement

    IN THE NEWS: Drivers cited in Parkway North HOV Lane enforcement
    WPXI reports that 60 Pittsburgh-area drivers received traffic citations for improper use of the carpool/high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on the Parkway North.  Under the law, the HOV lane may only be used by motorcycle operators and…
Rank this Week: 1769

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1133

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4382

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/
  • Oct 20

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon
    Federal law provides significant penalties for felons in possession of weapons, unless the felon has his rights restored by the convicting state. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony is banned by federal law from ever possessing…
  • Oct 13

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel
    Thanks to television police reading the Miranda Warnings people are familiar with a criminal defendant’s right to an attorney and that an indigent defendant may have appointed counsel. Such protections have not always…
  • Oct 10

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest
    A police officer cannot arrest a citizen without a warrant based upon a hunch or mere suspicion. He must have “probable cause”. The US Constitution‘s Fourth Amendment[1] requires a warrant for a person or his property to be…
Rank this Week: 1074

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Oct 20

    Prosecutors and the Criminal-Justice System

    Prosecutors and the Criminal-Justice System
    People who are not familiar with the criminal-justice system often tend to believe that the most powerful person in the courtroom is the judge.  But that is not always true.  Earlier this month, The Economist printed the…
  • Oct 17

    Private Companies Cannot Issue Traffic Tickets for Running a Red Light

    Private Companies Cannot Issue Traffic Tickets for Running a Red Light
    In the case of the City of Hollywood versus Eric Arem, an appeals court ruled that it is illegal for a private company to issue traffic tickets to people for running a red light.  The court said that in… The post Private Companies…
  • Oct 10

    Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Driving

    Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Driving
    In order to be guilty of the crime of vehicular homicide, a person has to be driving a car or some other type of motor vehicle in such a reckless manner that it is likely that he or she… The post Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Driving…
Rank this Week: 3865