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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

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

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • May 31

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

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

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

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 2339

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/
  • Aug 28

    Driver's License Appeals in Michigan - Restoraton After a long time Without Driving

    Driver's License Appeals in Michigan - Restoraton After a long time Without Driving
    In my role as a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, I often hear some say that he or she hasn't driven for years and years, as if that might help win his or her license back. While I completely understand...
  • Aug 24

    How NOT to lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Appeal

    How NOT to lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Appeal
    If I wanted to write an article about how to do your own driver's license restoration or clearance case, I could manage it in one word: Don't. It is no surprise that man of my license appeal clients are people...
  • Aug 21

    Don't get Scammed when Hiring a Michigan DUI Lawyer

    Don't get Scammed when Hiring a Michigan DUI Lawyer
    In my role handling Michigan DUI charges in the Detroit area (Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties), I am in court just about every day for something DUI or DUI-related. I see a lot, and that includes plenty of cases besides...
Rank this Week: 4953

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Aug 27

    Electric Vehicle Dwell Time

    Electric Vehicle Dwell Time
    According to the June 18, 2015 webinar presented by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority’s (CPCFA) CalCAP Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Financing Program, these are the types of small businesses who would be a…
  • Aug 27

    California Trucks - Regulate

    California Trucks - Regulate
    Operating a Truck in California – Air Quality Regulations Affect YouCalifornia regulates trucks, buses, heavy-duty diesel vehicles, tractor-trailer GHG reporting; and to ensure compliance, has a Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection…
  • Aug 26

    Microloan

    Microloan
    Microcredit is the extension of very small loans (microloans) to impoverished borrowers. I had no idea about this until I heard about it tonight. I heard a story about a grandma in Bangladesh, who got a microloan for a sewing machine, and…
Rank this Week: 2196

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/
  • Aug 27

    McAdams on Empathy and Masculinity in To Kill a Mockingbird

    McAdams on Empathy and Masculinity in To Kill a Mockingbird
    Richard H. McAdams (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Empathy and Masculinity in Harper Lee's to Kill a Mockingbird (Ch. 13 (pp. 239-261) in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature, edited by Saul Levmore and…
  • Aug 27

    Ram on DNA by the Entirety

    Ram on DNA by the Entirety
    Natalie Ram (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted DNA by the Entirety (115 Colum. L. Rev. 873 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The law fails to accommodate the inconvenient fact that an individual’s identifiable…
  • Aug 27

    Franks on Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontent

    Franks on Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontent
    Mary Anne Franks (University of Miami School of Law) has posted Where the Law Lies: Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontents (Law and Lies: Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System, ed. Austin Sarat (Cambridge Univ. Press…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Aug 27

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening in Waco regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre?In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan…
  • Aug 23

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust
    John MacCormack at the SA Express-News described in this morning's paper massive overbuilding at Texas county jails which has mostly gone unnoticed by the press and the public:In June 1995, Texas jails had 64,000 beds, and were operating at…
  • Aug 23

    Bad cops, bad puns, bad contracts, bad Democrats and other happy stories to cheer up your day

    Bad cops, bad puns, bad contracts, bad Democrats and other happy stories to cheer up your day
    Here are several items which merit readers' attention even if I don't have time to blog on the topics:If coverage in the Express-News is indicative, a community forum on civil rights and policing in San Antonio didn't at all focus on the…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Aug 27

    2 vehicle injury crash near Wendell

    2 vehicle injury crash near Wendell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Aug 27

    One vehicle crash on SH-51 near Riddle, in Owyhee County

    One vehicle crash on SH-51 near Riddle, in Owyhee County
    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.,…
  • Aug 27

    Single vehicle injury crash southbound I15, milepost 89, south of Blackfoot

    Single vehicle injury crash southbound I15, milepost 89, south of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 208

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Aug 27

    Two Wrongfully Convicted Men Will Sue L.A. County for Police Misconduct

    Two Wrongfully Convicted Men Will Sue L.A. County for Police Misconduct
    Los Angeles County police may face consequences for their roles in the wrongful conviction of two men who spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit. According to the Los Angeles Times, a federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday…
  • Aug 26

    Undisclosed Evidence May be a Turning Point in Ivan Henry’s Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit

    Undisclosed Evidence May be a Turning Point in Ivan Henry’s Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit
    Ivan Henry, a man who was wrongfully convicted of a string of sexual assaults in 1982, is thought to be the first wrongfully convicted person in Vancouver to be forced to sue the province for compensation, according to an article in the…
  • Aug 25

    Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Will Live Stream Workshop

    Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Will Live Stream Workshop
    Next week, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will be live streaming its opening workshop for the Statistical and Applied Mathematics in Forensics program. Starting on Monday, August 31 and running through…
Rank this Week: 1845

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law…

Jay Cohen DWI & Texas Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.cohendwilawyer.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Texas Troopers Increase Patrols as Labor Day Weekend Approache

    Texas Troopers Increase Patrols as Labor Day Weekend Approache
    While Labor Day Weekend may still be a couple of weeks away, Texas’ troopers have already announced plans to increase patrols for the four-day period between Friday and Monday, September 4th through 7th. The increase in patrols, says…
  • Jul 28

    Deficiencies in Jail Monitoring & Polices Highlighted by Inmate Suicide

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

    Alcohol Allowed at University of Texas Football Game

    Alcohol Allowed at University of Texas Football Game
    In a major change for the University of Texas, alcohol—but not hard liquor—will be available for purchase at future football games, beginning on September 12, 2015. University Makes Decision to Offer Beer and Wine for Sale at Doak…
Rank this Week: 2732

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

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

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    The School Year Begins: A Look at Crime at Texas’ Colleges & Universitie

    The School Year Begins: A Look at Crime at Texas’ Colleges & Universitie
    With the school year quickly approaching and students about to hit the books, there’s no more interesting time to look into crime rates at Texas colleges and universities. The following considers crime rates at 20 schools in Texas (data…
  • Jul 28

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

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

    McKinney Officer Resigns – Emotions Out of Control During Arrest

    McKinney Officer Resigns – Emotions Out of Control During Arrest
    Police officer Eric Casebolt shocked Texans and Americans when he pulled his gun on a group of McKinney, Texas teenagers earlier this June, 2015. Since that time, a number of questions have been raised about what the officer was thinking, and…
Rank this Week: 2727

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

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

    "Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes"

    "Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Huffington Post article. Here is how it gets started: The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax…
  • Aug 25

    In Oregon, weddings with marijuana bringing new meaning to wedded bli

    In Oregon, weddings with marijuana bringing new meaning to wedded bli
    Marijuana reforms often say they would like marijuana to be treated just like alcohol, and this new article from Oregon suggests that at least a one couple started their marriage in a manner that makes such treatment a reality in one…
  • Aug 25

    Marijuana reform efforts in Ohio (finally) starting to generate lots of newsy buzz

    Marijuana reform efforts in Ohio (finally) starting to generate lots of newsy buzz
    Throughout much of this year, I had been intrigued (but not all that surprised) that efforts to reform marijuana laws through ballot initiative in Ohio had not received all that much attention even as one well-funded group, ResponsibleOhio,…
Rank this Week: 2641

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Listing Sexual Offenses on University Transcripts Raises Constitutional Question

    Listing Sexual Offenses on University Transcripts Raises Constitutional Question
    When convicted of a sexual assault crime, it should come as no surprise that one of the possible penalties could include being listed as a sexual offender on a public registry. To end up on such a list, a defendant likely had to plead guilty…
  • Aug 21

    Restoration of Voting Rights Can Have Positive Effect on Convicted Felon

    Restoration of Voting Rights Can Have Positive Effect on Convicted Felon
    Amid the fight over Maryland's drug laws, the Governor's veto of them, and the fight to overturn that veto, something else was vetoed by the Governor: The right for convicted felons to vote. The issue is becoming a hot topic nationally. In…
  • Aug 10

    Can You Be Arrested for DUI if Nobody Sees a Car Being Driven?

    Can You Be Arrested for DUI if Nobody Sees a Car Being Driven?
    The crime of drunk driving (driving under the influence) is one that often involves challenges to an officer's sufficiency of evidence. Was there probable cause for a traffic stop? Was the offender's blood alcohol level was above the legal…
Rank this Week: 4797

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 27

    Not So Strong After All

    Not So Strong After All
    Today's New York Times reports on a new study questioning the results of many headline-grabbing psychological studies. The authors report that more than half of the studies they examined could not be replicated to the same effect as the…
  • Aug 27

    BLM, the New Fascism

    BLM, the New Fascism
    It's not like we've never seen shouting down opposing speakers.  We saw plenty of it, circa 1930's Germany.We saw more of it today, courtesy of Black Lives Matter.  And the person they shouted down was the black, female, liberal…
  • Aug 27

    A Baker's Dozen Reasons to Oppose Sentencing "Reform"

    A Baker's Dozen Reasons to Oppose Sentencing "Reform"
    Let's do a quick-hitter of what we've learned so far about the top reasons to reject the mass sentencing reduction parading as "sentencing reform," and about why, instead, we should preserve the  system of honest and sober sentencing…
Rank this Week: 129

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3424

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/
  • Aug 27

    New Jail Credit Rules Signed Into Law

    New Jail Credit Rules Signed Into Law
    Two revisions to North Carolina’s primary jail credit statute, G.S. 15-196.1, will kick in on December 1, 2015. Both of them benefit defendants. The changes appear in Session Law 2015-229, signed by the governor on Tuesday.…
  • Aug 26

    Class is in Session–But Not Driver’s Ed

    Class is in Session–But Not Driver’s Ed
    School is back in session across North Carolina, but many high school students and their parents may be disappointed that driver’s education is not. Driver’s education has long been a staple of the high school experience in this…
  • Aug 25

    Advice to Officers After Graham

    Advice to Officers After Graham
    As I discussed here, the Fourth Circuit recently ruled in United States v. Graham, __ F.3d __, 2015 WL 4637931 (4th Cir. Aug. 5, 2015), that an officer who obtained two suspects’ cell site location information (CSLI) without a search…
Rank this Week: 2139

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

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

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Driving While Under the Influence of Heroin Can Be Deadly

    Driving While Under the Influence of Heroin Can Be Deadly
    Undoubtedly, opiate addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Specifically, heroin is cheaper and more plentiful than ever before, and prescription pill abuse is rampant, according to the MinnPost(see link below). As…
  • Aug 23

    How to Avoid Damaging Your DWI Case

    How to Avoid Damaging Your DWI Case
    If you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is imperative to know that certain behaviors can negatively influence your case or complicate your case further. You already may be aware of certain mistakes to avoid making after the DWI…
  • Aug 19

    Marijuana, Alcohol, and Driving are a Dangerous Mix

    Marijuana, Alcohol, and Driving are a Dangerous Mix
    Given the recent deregulation and decriminalization of marijuana in some states nationwide, and the specter of more states considering the same, more and more law enforcement officers may encounter a greater number of people driving while…
Rank this Week: 2453

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Indictment in Fake Rental Ponzi Scheme

    Indictment in Fake Rental Ponzi Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A father and son schemed with a Chicago attorney and a Lincolnwood businessman to sell $2.9 million in phony mortgages to more than a dozen duped investors, according to a federal indictment. Albert Rossini, 67, the owner…
  • Aug 27

    ACI’s Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Conference

    ACI’s Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Conference
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. ACI’s 18th Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement conference will be held on September 17-18, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. I am co-chairing the conference, along with Andrew Stutzman,…
  • Aug 26

    Guilty Plea in Distressed Real Estate Investment Scheme

    Guilty Plea in Distressed Real Estate Investment Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. William Donnelly Yotty, 69, who currently resides in Monarch Beach, California but during the course of the scheme lived in Lodi, California, pleaded guilty to the federal mail fraud and wire fraud…
Rank this Week: 3

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 3057

The Owen Firm Blog

The Owen Firm Blog

Answers common questions about arrest and court proceedings for Columbus, Ohio residents

http://www.columbuscriminaldefenseattorney.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • Aug 27

    Weekly Criminal Defense Reads – Friday, August 28, 2015

    Weekly Criminal Defense Reads – Friday, August 28, 2015
    Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Prison for Nationwide Drug Ring The kingpin of a criminal drug ring was sentenced to five years in prison on August 24th (Business Insider). Residing in Las Vegas, John Bowen, 68, led an illegal drug franchise that…
  • Jul 8

    Can a good lawyer win every criminal case?

    Can a good lawyer win every criminal case?
    It depends on who you ask. Gerry Spence, one of the best trial lawyers in America, says “yes.”  Others say to forget about ever winning against the government. Gerry Spence, one of America’s greatest trial lawyers, says…
  • May 7

    Todd Long wins Insanity Case

    Todd Long wins Insanity Case
    Our client, a 57-year old Columbus area woman, received a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict last week acquitting her of Burglary and Theft in connection with a break-in and theft of personal property from her neighbor’s home. Our…
Rank this Week: 3544

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
  • Aug 27

    Chilling Reminders of Syria for Refugees Trapped on Macedonia’s Border

    Chilling Reminders of Syria for Refugees Trapped on Macedonia’s Border
    By Giorgos Kosmopoulos, Director of Amnesty International Greece The view was staggering upon my arrival in the village of Idomeni, near Greece’s border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia). Up to 4,000 refugees,…
  • Aug 26

    “We Are All Immigrants” – Students Create Mural for Immigrant Rights in Queen

    “We Are All Immigrants” – Students Create Mural for Immigrant Rights in Queen
    By Michaela Miragliotta and Marissa Gutiérrez-Vicario A flock of birds is silhouetted against a geometric jigsaw sky of triangles in varying shades of turquoise in the mural now welcoming students, teachers, and visitors at…
  • Aug 25

    Killer facts: The scale of the global arms trade

    Killer facts: The scale of the global arms trade
    Weapons and ammunition in circulation Total current military stocks of China, USA, Russia, India, France and UK: 15,426 Battle tanks 17,816 Armoured combat vehicles 36,621 Large calibre artillery systems 7,644 Combat aircraft 1,485 Attack…
Rank this Week: 29

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Can A Municipality Charge Me With A Felony?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Can A Municipality Charge Me With A Felony?
    AS LOW AS $750 FOR CERTAIN ST LOUIS FELONIES No, a municipality within the St Louis area does not have the authority to charge you with a felony. They are limited to misdemeanors and simple infractions. The only two governmental entities that…
  • Aug 25

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Is It Possible To Work Out A Plea Agreement On A Felony?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: Is It Possible To Work Out A Plea Agreement On A Felony?
    AS LOW AS $750 FOR CERTAIN ST LOUIS FELONIES Yes, it is. And when such a deal can be made, then the whole matter can end there. But sometimes a plea agreement cannot be worked out (or perhaps the deal that the prosecutor is offering is so bad…
  • Aug 24

    St Louis Criminal Defense: What If The Police Officer Performed An Illegal Search Of Myself Or Car?

    St Louis Criminal Defense: What If The Police Officer Performed An Illegal Search Of Myself Or Car?
    ONLY $375 FOR MOST ST LOUIS MISDEMEANORS If a police officer conducted a search of your person or car (or any of your belongings), then it may be possible to file a Motion to Suppress. This type of motion will inform the court of the improper…
Rank this Week: 1702

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    United States v. Christensen, No. 08-50531…

    United States v. Christensen, No. 08-50531 (8-25-15)(Clifton with Fisher; partial concurrence and dissent by Christensen).  This is an appeal from various RICO convictions stemming from illegal wiretaps and investigations conducted by a…
  • Aug 27

    United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, No.…

    United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, No. 13-50561 (8-25-15)(Schroeder with Nguyen and Zouhary).  Unshackle the defendants!  The 9th held that the US Marshals cannot use "economic strain" on its staff as justification for a blanket policy…
  • Aug 23

    Case o' The Week: Close Enough for Government Work - Chadwell, and Gun "In Connection" with Drug

    Case o' The Week: Close Enough for Government Work - Chadwell, and Gun "In Connection" with Drug
    Client undone by drugs + gun.United States v. Chadwell, 2015 WL 492536 (9thCir. Aug. 19, 2015), decision available here.Players: Decision by DJ Hayes, joined by Judges N.R. Smith and Owens.  Facts: Chadwell was pulled over and the…
Rank this Week: 258

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4013

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 27

    "Criminal Justice Reform Begins With Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances"

    "Criminal Justice Reform Begins With Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new commentary which strikes me as especially notable because (1) it is authored by the Coaltion for Public Safety's senior policy advisor, Lance Lemmonds, who recently worked for the…
  • Aug 27

    BJS releases latest data on crime victimization throughout United State

    BJS releases latest data on crime victimization throughout United State
    This new press release from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on encouraging crime news for 2014 based on one notable metric. Here are the basic data from the press release: The violent crime rate did not change significantly in...
  • Aug 27

    Might Tennessee soon have its machinery of death up and running?

    Might Tennessee soon have its machinery of death up and running?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this AP story headlined "Judge upholds Tennessee lethal injection method." Here are the basics: A Tennessee judge on Wednesday upheld the state's lethal injection process for…
Rank this Week: 161

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    BCS goes Back-to-School with the Bryant Hill Community Garden

    BCS goes Back-to-School with the Bryant Hill Community Garden
    On Friday August 21, Bronx Community Service Staff members along with nine BCS clients headed up to the Bryant Hill Community Garden in Hunts Point for a beautification and back-to-school event. We met with Lucia Hernandez, who has been the…
  • Aug 7

    BCS Helps with National Night Out

    BCS Helps with National Night Out
    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Bronx Community Solutions participated again by…
  • Jul 31

    A Day in the Life...Community Service from the Perspective of a Resource Coordinator

    A Day in the Life...Community Service from the Perspective of a Resource Coordinator
    Jeffrey Seplowe, BCS Resource Coordinator, in the grey shirtAs a Resource Coordinator I am usually stationed in courtrooms, providing alternative sanction recommendations to judges that include but are not limited to community service, social…
Rank this Week: 939

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Back to School: Safe Bicycle Riding Tips for New Hampshire Student

    Back to School: Safe Bicycle Riding Tips for New Hampshire Student
    September is almost here, and that means you and other New Hampshire students will be headed back to school. Biking is a fun and healthy transportation method.
  • Aug 12

    Drunk Driving in NH – Over the Limit. Under Arrest. Don’t Drink and Drive.

    Drunk Driving in NH – Over the Limit. Under Arrest. Don’t Drink and Drive.
    As a NH DWI defense attorney, arrests must stem from probable cause and convictions must result from proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The State must prove its allegations of impairment before a conviction can result.
  • Aug 7

    New Hampshire Motorcycle Safety Law

    New Hampshire Motorcycle Safety Law
    Driving a motorcycle on the road can be an exhilarating experience. But despite the freedom that accompanies motorcycling, riding a motorcycle also subjects the driver and passenger to numerous safety risks.
Rank this Week: 2741

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Recent Arrest of UFC Fighter Highlights Complexity of Domestic Violence Law

    Recent Arrest of UFC Fighter Highlights Complexity of Domestic Violence Law
    The recent arrest of retired UFC fighter Chris Leben in San Diego in connection with an incident between the fighter and his estranged wife serves as a cautionary tale of the seriousness of domestic violence charges in California. Mr. Leben…
  • Aug 14

    Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel and Injures Jogger

    Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel and Injures Jogger
    Early this past Sunday morning, a woman driving along a northern San Diego County road fell asleep at the wheel and hit two people who were jogging on the side of the road.  It is thought that neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in…
  • Aug 12

    Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for “Sucker Punch”

    Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for “Sucker Punch”
    Recently, a man convicted of second-degree murder was sentenced to prison for his part in an attack in the Gaslamp Quarter that resulted in the death of another man.  Mahad A. Ahmed received a sentence of 15 years to life for delivering…
Rank this Week: 3208

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1070

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: 3273

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan
    My two daughters are the kind of socially conscious, progressive thinking, organic eating, nature loving children that one would expect from being born and raised in Berkeley, California.  They are Bay Area kids in just about every…
  • Aug 25

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are
    Two of my all-time favorite rock albums were released in 1975.  Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.  To commemorate the latter, which came out 40 years ago today, I've revised a piece I…
  • Aug 20

    GOP Candidates: From Bad To Very Bad

    GOP Candidates: From Bad To Very Bad
    Guest Blog Post by Tina DupuyI plead with all the writers, journalists, pundits, posters, commenters and tweeters of the nation: Please stop calling the Republican field a clown car. It was funny and image-provoking the first hundred times I…
Rank this Week: 157

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Aug 26

    Bankruptcy Fraud: An Overview

    Bankruptcy Fraud: An Overview
      Federal Bankruptcy Fraud Bankruptcy fraud is a federal criminal offense. These cases are investigated by the United States Trustee Program, which is a component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration…
  • Aug 14

    Revenge Porn: Louisiana Lawmakers Pass New Law

    Revenge Porn: Louisiana Lawmakers Pass New Law
      Louisiana Joins Trend of States Banning ‘Revenge Porn’ “Vengeance is mine” is a quote often attributed to God by Bible followers. (Romans: 12:19, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”)…
  • Aug 5

    Fifth Circuit Says Louisiana Can’t Nix Good-Time Credits Retroactively

    Fifth Circuit Says Louisiana Can’t Nix Good-Time Credits Retroactively
      Price v. Wade Correctional Center Should individuals who violate parole conditions after completing a prison term lose the lion’s share of the good-time credit they previously earned while incarcerated? Not according to the Fifth…
Rank this Week: 3426

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate
    Source: International Business Times (25 August 2015)http://www.ibtimes.com/amnesty-international-calls-saudi-justice-system-faulty-criticizes-high-execution-2066706Saudi Arabia executed one person in every two days on an average in less than…
  • Aug 24

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty
    Source: The Straits Times (5 August 2015)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/jakarta-saves-12-citizens-from-saudi-death-penaltyIndonesia said it has secured the release of 12 citizens from death row in Saudi Arabia this year.The number…
  • Aug 17

    Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of crime

    Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of crime
    Source: The Guardian (4 August 2015)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/04/pakistan-hangs-shafqat-hussain-claim-child-crimeThe family of a man hanged in Pakistan despite claims he was a minor at the time of his crime have hit out at the…
Rank this Week: 197

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1602

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    OF TEDDY BEARS AND MEN

    OF TEDDY BEARS AND MEN
    Before we get to our topic, a few words about the accessibility of courtrooms. Every few years with a new crop of judges and bailiffs, we are forced to repeat this. The State of Florida FORBIDS closing courtrooms to the public…
  • Aug 24

    BLACK MONDAY 2015

    BLACK MONDAY 2015
    "Bears make money, Bulls make money, pigs get kicked in the head."Rumpole, in a speech on October 12, 1987, exactly one week before Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when the stock market lost 22.6% of its value, the largest one day financial…
  • Aug 22

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
    It's that time of the year again. The sky takes on a deep cloudless blue. It's getting darker just a little bit earlier. Children wake up earlier and bundle up for school. All of the reasons you have to continue your cases…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
  • Aug 26

    Lobby Guard System Not Foolproof

    Lobby Guard System Not Foolproof
    8-26-15 North Dakota: Day two of a new school year in West Fargo, and for a new security system in West Fargo Schools and already there are problems. It’s called ‘Lobby Guard’, an electronic system promising an extra layer of security…
  • Aug 25

    Deputies: Registered sex offender arrested for church service involvement

    Deputies: Registered sex offender arrested for church service involvement
    It is very likely they have state laws as to starting churches, and did he follow them? Apparently he did find someone to be Pastor, but did he know the background? Police when tipped off then setup a sting of sorts, then finding he is…
  • Aug 24

    Convicted molester ordered to pay $1M in civil action

    Convicted molester ordered to pay $1M in civil action
    8-24-15 Vermont: BURLINGTON, Vt. - A former teacher's aide sent to prison for child sex abuse has now been ordered to pay the victim a million dollars. Douglas Cavett, 49, was convicted in 2010 of sexually assaulting a Burlington middle…
Rank this Week: 33

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 26

    Unsecured Load Turns Fatal

    Unsecured Load Turns Fatal
    Items that fall off of an unsecured load can become fatal road debris for fellow motorists on the highway. A study done by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety states: “In North America, vehicle related road debris (VRRD) is estimated to…
  • Aug 24

    Sharing Prescription Drug

    Sharing Prescription Drug
    Sharing prescription drugs with friends and family members is dangerous and against the law. Before handing out single pills or an entire bottle, study the health and criminal repercussions associated with sharing prescription drugs. Health…
  • Aug 19

    Unreasonable Searches and Seizure

    Unreasonable Searches and Seizure
    All citizens of the United States have the right to feel secure in knowing that their home and personal belongings are not subject to unreasonable searches and seizures. Protection for the people The Fourth Amendment states, “The right…
Rank this Week: 1133

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    How to Avoid Deportation by Withdrawing a Plea

    How to Avoid Deportation by Withdrawing a Plea
    Buyer’s Remorse is a very real phenomenon in criminal cases.  It’s difficult for judges and defense attorneys to think of all the ways in which a criminal case can impact a person’s life.  Who would think that an…
  • Aug 17

    Drugs in the Back of a Cop Car — Can They Prove This Case?

    Drugs in the Back of a Cop Car — Can They Prove This Case?
    Sometimes, criminals can be smart.  For example, consider the highly illegal trade of elephant ivory tusks.  It makes me absolutely sick to think that such wonderful animals are slaughtered for their teeth, but it does happen,…
  • Jul 30

    Another Court Declares Prostitution Statute Unconstitutional

    Another Court Declares Prostitution Statute Unconstitutional
    I’ve heard folks complain that some laws simply “legislate morality” and as such, those laws should be stricken.  After all, just because my mom thinks it’s wrong to do heroin, that doesn’t make it wrong for…
Rank this Week: 799

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 26

    Culpable States of Mind - Recklessne

    Culpable States of Mind - Recklessne
    When they were writing criminal laws, lawmakers determined that what was going through a person's mind should be a crucial element in determining how serious of a crime they were committing, or even if they were committing a crime, at all.…
  • Aug 25

    Culpable States of Mind - Knowledge

    Culpable States of Mind - Knowledge
    In criminal courts, including Maine's, what was going through a person's mind is a crucial part of whether what they did was a crime, or not. This is a crime's requirement that someone have a “culpable state of mind” in order to…
  • Aug 24

    Culpable States of Mind - Intent

    Culpable States of Mind - Intent
    In all criminal courts, including Maine's, a person's state of mind has been determined to be a crucial part of a crime. This is because the law thinks that when you commit a crime without intent, that crime is not as serious but if you meant…
Rank this Week: 1467

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Aug 26

    Asset Forfeiture Law

    Asset Forfeiture Law
    The following article appeared on the website fourthamendment.com on May 12, 2015: Joseph Rivers was hoping to hit it big. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the aspiring businessman from just outside of Detroit had pulled together…
  • Aug 25

    Blood Draw Ruled Legal in DUI Manslaughter Case

    Blood Draw Ruled Legal in DUI Manslaughter Case
    In the case of the State of Florida versus Kleiber, the court ruled that wiping a DUI manslaughter suspect’s arm with a dry gauze before drawing blood does not invalidate the blood draw. An officer investigating a fatal…
  • Aug 24

    Evidence Suppressed Where Police Entered Home Without a Search Warrant

    Evidence Suppressed Where Police Entered Home Without a Search Warrant
    In the federal case of United States v. Harris, police officers entered the accused person’s home without a search warrant in order to look for another person. Their entry was illegal, and the evidence that they seized was … The…
Rank this Week: 1924

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge

    University of Virginia Quarterback Facing DWI Charge
    Former Gonzaga high school standout and current freshman quarterback at the University of Virginia Nick Johns is facing driving while intoxicated charges after being pulled over in Charlottesville with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the…
  • Aug 4

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update

    Former Ravens’ Running Back DUI Update
    The jury trial of Bernard Pierce, former Ravens’ running back and current Jacksonville Jaguar player, is set on October 27th for his DUI case that took place in Maryland. After requesting a jury trial, Pierce’s case was…
  • Aug 3

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland

    Sleeping Driver Charged with DUI in Maryland
    Over the weekend, a Maryland driver was arrested by Cambridge police officers after they allegedly found him drunk and asleep behind the wheel. At 10:00 pm on Friday, officers responded to a report stating that there was a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 728

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Are You Facing Registration as a Sex Offender?

    Are You Facing Registration as a Sex Offender?
    There are many crimes in Illinois for which if you are convicted (or found not guilty due to insanity), you are required to be a registered sex offender for a minimum period of ten years.  This is a serious punishment, and if you are…
  • Aug 14

    Have You Been Wrongly Identified in a Lineup?

    Have You Been Wrongly Identified in a Lineup?
    Eyewitness identification is incredibly unreliable, yet can be a determining factor in a jury finding someone guilty at trial. In a study of 525 wrongful convictions, the Innocence Project found that 73% of those wrongfully convicted (235),…
  • Aug 12

    Are You Being Charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon for Lack of FOID Card?

    Are You Being Charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon for Lack of FOID Card?
    If you are in possession of a firearm and do not first obtain an FOID card (Firearm Owner Identification Card), and you are caught with it on your person, in your car, or even in some circumstances in your own home or place of business, you…
Rank this Week: 3340

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 26

    Indictments will be long: State sent unsecured "classified" e-mails during Bush Administration

    Indictments will be long: State sent unsecured "classified" e-mails during Bush Administration
    A point I have tried to make a number of times on the "Eghazi: It's Classified!" "scandal" is that the originators of the "classified" e-mails were career State Department officials. Thus, I noted that the current US Ambassador to Bahrain…
  • Aug 26

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    I'm on a blogging break due to my impending move (September 10.) I'll put up open threads as I can so as not to leave readers high and dry, so to speak. Blogging is a hobby but it's an expensive one. If you'd like to help out,... [[ This is…
  • Aug 23

    Bill Richardson Announces Support for Hillary

    Bill Richardson Announces Support for Hillary
    Former Gov. Bill Richardson, who supported Obama over Hillary in 2007 after his own bid ended, announced his support for Hillary today. "I am pleased to announce I wholeheartedly support Secretary Clinton's candidacy for the Presidency.…
Rank this Week: 2

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    DUI for Military Member

    DUI for Military Member
    It’s not uncommon to see local servicemen and servicewomen on leave out at the bars. And it’s no wonder with California being the home of 32 military bases. Serviceman of servicewoman should be aware that their DUI, if they are…
  • Aug 25

    Is There a Breathalyzer in Your Car’s Future?

    Is There a Breathalyzer in Your Car’s Future?
    Do you think the dashboard in your new car is already filled with electronic gizmos?  You open the door, sit down and in front of you are a dazzling array of dials, buttons, analog and digital displays, screens, backup camera, audio…
  • Aug 13

    Boyfriend and Girlfriend Busted for DUI One Hour Apart

    Boyfriend and Girlfriend Busted for DUI One Hour Apart
       An hour is not enough time to sober up, at least not for Christopher McFarlane.  McFarland was the passenger in his girlfriend’s car when she was pulled over after California Highway Patrol officers spotted her vehicle…
Rank this Week: 2340

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?
    I recently appeared with a client at her arraignment for 3rd degree Test Refusal and 4th degree DWI. I’ll call her Kate. Kate had never been in trouble before, and she was terrified. She had already borrowed money from her family to…
  • Aug 25

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense
    In Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6th and 7th, 2015, our very own Chuck Ramsay will take the stage to teach nationally-known trial attorneys the science of chemical testing, and how to use it in court. Specifically, Chuck and Dr. Jimmie…
  • Aug 23

    A Titillating Conversation About Equality

    A Titillating Conversation About Equality
    Today marks the eighth annual nationwide “Go Topless Day.” Women around the country are baring their breasts in a show of solidarity for gender equality. As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the…
Rank this Week: 3515

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?
    I recently appeared with a client at her arraignment for 3rd degree Test Refusal and 4th degree DWI. I’ll call her Kate. Kate had never been in trouble before, and she was terrified. She had already borrowed money from her family to…
  • Aug 25

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense

    Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense
    In Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6th and 7th, 2015, our very own Chuck Ramsay will take the stage to teach nationally-known trial attorneys the science of chemical testing, and how to use it in court. Specifically, Chuck and Dr. Jimmie…
  • Aug 23

    A Titillating Conversation About Equality

    A Titillating Conversation About Equality
    Today marks the eighth annual nationwide “Go Topless Day.” Women around the country are baring their breasts in a show of solidarity for gender equality. As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the…
Rank this Week: 4597

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3700