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Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Send in the Clown

    Send in the Clown
    Americans are freaking out over non-existent killer clowns. Again. This isn’t news. Not anymore, if it ever was. Since the early 80s, there have been several localized rumor-panics in North America and Europe involving sightings of…
  • Sep 27

    Trigger-Happy Warning

    Trigger-Happy Warning
    An article on Heatstreet—HeatStreet? Heat Street? I’d really like to get this right. I don’t want anyone upset. It’s upsetting me that I might be unable to un-upset others—anyway, this article posted on a website…
  • Sep 26

    World-Wide Pariah

    World-Wide Pariah
    In this post, I’m going to talk a little bit about sex offenders. I’m not going to ask you to like them. I’m not going to ask you to feel sorry for them. You can continue to think of them as the vilest forms of human beings…
Rank this Week: 4225

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 30

    Friday Night Open Thread

    Friday Night Open Thread
    Is anyone not sick of hearing about Donald Trump? There's a new report by the Inspector General finding the DEA misused money for informants. It paid informants $237 million between 2011 and 2015. We found that the DEA did not…
  • Sep 29

    USA Today: Trump Unfit to Be President

    USA Today: Trump Unfit to Be President
    USA today made its first presidential endorsement in its 34 year history. It declares Donald Trump unfit to be President: We haven't made a voting recommendation in 34 years. For this election, we made an exception ..This year, the…
  • Sep 28

    Happy Birthday and Open Thread

    Happy Birthday and Open Thread
    It's never my birthday until I see a chocolate cupcake with icing and a cherry on top! I'm grateful to be younger than the candidates running for President. Birthday wishes (and donations for a birthday drink, paypal here) are... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 30

    California Proposition Poll

    California Proposition Poll
    SurveyUSA has this poll on California's ballot propositions, among other things."Proposition 62, which would end the death penalty in CA and replace it with life in prison, trails by 15 points today and is headed for defeat." If that…
  • Sep 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA Gov. Signs Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Thousands of Felons:  California Gov. Jerry Brown singed a bill this week restoring the right to vote for tens of thousands of felons affected by AB 109.  CBS reports that AB 2466,...
  • Sep 29

    Albuquerque Journal Supports Death Penalty Reinstatement

    Albuquerque Journal Supports Death Penalty Reinstatement
    New Mexico's largest newspaper has this editorial supporting Gov. Susana Martinez's drive to reinstate capital punishment in that state.And while it won't bring back [Officer Gregg] Benner, a military veteran who was shot by Romero last…
Rank this Week: 393

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Missouri Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC.

http://www.missouricriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning: Why you shouldn’t wait until the last minute.

    Estate Planning: Why you shouldn’t wait until the last minute.
    Many people believe that estate planning is for the wealthy. This misconception may arise from the fact that the estate tax exemption is higher than what most people have in their estates. However, even though your estate may not be subject…
  • Sep 9

    DWIs and the affect on your license

    DWIs and the affect on your license
    Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influences cases in Missouri are continuing their evolution toward ambiguity as courts wrestle with changes to the BAC testing process, the science behind such testing, and even the impact the…
  • Sep 9

    DWIs and the affect on your license

    DWIs and the affect on your license
    Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influences cases in Missouri are continuing their evolution toward ambiguity as courts wrestle with changes to the BAC testing process, the science behind such testing, and even the impact the…
Rank this Week: 1685

Conroe Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Conroe Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Pullan & Young.

http://www.conroecriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Can a judge stack my sentence?

    Can a judge stack my sentence?
    Our firm regularly helps clients facing multiple charges. Sometimes these cases stem from a single incident, like a person who allegedly drives while intoxicated and evades the police all in the same night. Sometimes a person may…
  • Aug 29

    3 big differences between Probation and Deferred Adjudication

    3 big differences between Probation and Deferred Adjudication
    Many people come into my office wanting to know if they can “go on probation” to avoid jail or prison time. The first thing I tell them is stop talking about pleading guilty – it’s always the State’s burden to…
  • Jul 14

    Five Criminal Justice Myths You Should Know

    Five Criminal Justice Myths You Should Know
    Most people don’t expect to get arrested. When it happens, a range of emotions can hit you, from anger, to disbelief, to pure panic. But after the initial shock wears off, you’ll start to think about the best way to protect…
Rank this Week: 2041

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1627

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/
  • Sep 30

    Fatal Crash US95@239.8 (District Two)

    Fatal Crash US95@239.8 (District Two)
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Sep 30

    ** District One ** Fatal Crash US95 MP414.8

    ** District One ** Fatal Crash US95 MP414.8
    Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur Ave Suite A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815 Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208)…
  • Sep 29

    Fatal Crash I15 North of DuBoi

    Fatal Crash I15 North of DuBoi
    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: 86

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/
  • Sep 30

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union

    Fisk & Richardson on Police Union
    Catherine Fisk and L. Song Richardson (University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law) have posted Police Unions (George Washington Law Review, Vol. 85, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Sep 30

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment

    Sheley on Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment
    Erin L. Sheley (University of Calgary Faculty of Law) has posted Victim Impact Statements and Expressive Punishment in the Age of Social Media (Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Victim impact statements (VIS)…
  • Sep 29

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
    Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Canadian Legal Approaches to 'Cyberbullying' and Cyberviolence: An Overview on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As early as the mid 1990s Canadian economic and social policy…
Rank this Week: 107

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint In San Rafael Tonight, September 30, 2016

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint In San Rafael Tonight, September 30, 2016
    The San Rafael Police Department will be holding a Drunk Driving and driver’s license checkpoint tonight from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Grand Avenue.  Marin County police agencies…
  • Sep 5

    Solano County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force Checkpoint Results – Dixon

    Solano County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force Checkpoint Results – Dixon
    The Solano County AVOID the 10 DUI Task Force conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, August 26, 2016, in the City of Dixon.  The Avoid the 10, comprised of police officers from Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville, Rio…
  • Sep 5

    Solano County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force Checkpoint Results – Dixon

    Solano County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force Checkpoint Results – Dixon
    The Solano County AVOID the 10 DUI Task Force conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, August 26, 2016, in the City of Dixon.  The Avoid the 10, comprised of police officers from Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville, Rio…
Rank this Week: 4796

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1630

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Sep 30

    U.S. RACE & HOMICIDE NUMBERS

    U.S. RACE & HOMICIDE NUMBERS
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom September 30, 2016 U.S. Race & Homicide Numbers   The recent article in U.S. News & World Report, “Race and Homicide in America, by the Numbers,”…
  • Sep 6

    THE “RIGHT TO SILENCE.”

    THE “RIGHT TO SILENCE.”
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. September 6, 2016 THE “RIGHT TO SILENCE.” To begin, this post is for informational purposes only.  It is not legal advice and is not to be considered legal advice. A few years back, to…
  • Aug 29

    GOVERNOR LEPAGE’S DRUG DEALER, RACE PROBLEM.

    GOVERNOR LEPAGE’S DRUG DEALER, RACE PROBLEM.
    Posted by  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. August 29, 2016 Governor LePage’s Drug Dealer, Race Problem. Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage, recently set off a firestorm with remarks about the racial makeup of Maine’s drug dealing…
Rank this Week: 3509

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Why You Shouldn’t Talk to Police

    Why You Shouldn’t Talk to Police
    At the Columbus, Ohio criminal defense law firm of Luftman, Heck & Associates we are often asked by our existing and potential clients whether they should talk with police if they have been stopped by police. We always counsel against…
  • Sep 29

    Charges Dismissed After Violating A Casino’s Voluntary Exclusion Agreement

    Charges Dismissed After Violating A Casino’s Voluntary Exclusion Agreement
    Some time ago, a Columbus man who was struggling with gambling addiction attempted to remove himself from the trappings and temptations of gambling by agreeing to sign a voluntary exclusion agreement with the area casinos. This contract…
  • Sep 26

    Gahanna OVI Charge Amended To Avoid License Suspension

    Gahanna OVI Charge Amended To Avoid License Suspension
    A short time ago, a young man from Gahanna, Ohio found himself in a frightful legal position, when he was arrested and charged with his first OVI after the police determined he was above the legal limit to drive. The man was facing a lengthy…
Rank this Week: 1977

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

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

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Maryland Imposes Stricter Administrative Penalties for Drunk Driving

    Maryland Imposes Stricter Administrative Penalties for Drunk Driving
    Maryland Imposing Stricter Administrative Penalties for Drunk Driving – October 1, 2016 Starting October 1, 2016, Maryland will impose stricter administrative penalties if you are stopped and suspected of drinking and driving. Under…
  • Sep 29

    Forensic Lab Mistakes and How They can Help in Your Defense

    Forensic Lab Mistakes and How They can Help in Your Defense
    In order to convict you of a crime, a prosecutor is required by law to prove all of the elements of the crime, which can require various types of evidence. Evidence can take the form of police testimony, witness testimony, physical items,…
  • Sep 22

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program
    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program What is ignition interlock? The Maryland ignition interlock program is designed to deter drivers from operating a motor vehicle while they are impaired or under the influence of alcohol. An ignition…
Rank this Week: 469

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2062

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: 923

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Does Uber Really Help Reduce DUIs?

    Does Uber Really Help Reduce DUIs?
    When Uber wants to move into an area, one claim it often makes is that its service will cut down on the number of DUIs. The reasoning is that people who have consumed enough alcohol to risk charges of DUI in Los Angeles and other cities would…
  • Sep 28

    Could A Skin Patch Help Prevent DUIs?

    Could A Skin Patch Help Prevent DUIs?
    Would the number of DUIs in Los Angeles decrease if drivers and/or police officers had an easier, more reliable way to measure blood alcohol content? Researchers at the University of San Diego have developed a wearable, flexible sensor that…
  • Sep 26

    Officers Face Charges After DUI Cover Up

    Officers Face Charges After DUI Cover Up
    Most police officers in the City of Angels take very seriously their responsibility to get Los Angeles DUI drivers off the road. Occasionally, however, some law enforcement officials may turn a blind eye to someone’s drinking and…
Rank this Week: 3985

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Violent Crime On the Rise?

    Violent Crime On the Rise?
    On Monday, the FBI released its 2015 statistics and on the surface the numbers are staggering. Homicides in the US went up by more than 10% while violent crime increased by nearly 4% over 2014. Many cities in Arizona saw numbers close to…
  • Sep 13

    Arizona Kidnapping/Abduction Law

    Arizona Kidnapping/Abduction Law
    Under federal law, kidnapping is defined as the taking of one person from one place to another against their will, or the confining of a person to a controlled space. If you, or someone you love, is facing kidnapping or abduction charges, you…
  • Sep 8

    Arizona Drug Manufacturing Law

    Arizona Drug Manufacturing Law
    In Arizona it is unlawful to manufacture, or possess the equipment to manufacture, dangerous drugs, prescription-only drugs, and narcotics.   A charge of possession of manufacturing materials occurs when a defendant possesses certain…
Rank this Week: 3504

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Three Cautionary Tales: Drivers Make DUIs Obviou

    Three Cautionary Tales: Drivers Make DUIs Obviou
    Poor motor skills, the smell of alcohol and red eyes are all signs that someone could be DUI in Los Angeles. But police officers don’t always have to use those clues to know that something is wrong; the situations themselves can make it…
  • Sep 28

    Free Rides Home Yields Fewer DUI Arrest

    Free Rides Home Yields Fewer DUI Arrest
    Drivers who want to party on New Year’s Eve but don’t want to risk an arrest on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles usually have some options: free rides on public transit, or a “Tipsy Tow” offered by a local AAA driving…
  • Sep 26

    Dad Kills Daughter in DUI Accident

    Dad Kills Daughter in DUI Accident
    For most parents, the chilling prospect of losing a child in a car crash would be enough to persuade them from DUI in Los Angeles when their son or daughter is riding with them. But that didn’t deter one father in Cortland, New York,…
Rank this Week: 1358

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Court Expands Who Can Consent to a Search

    Court Expands Who Can Consent to a Search
    A recent case from Illinois ended with the appellate court deeming that someone could legally consent to a police search of a computer owned by her ex-boyfriend. The case, U.S. v. Wright, showcases just how limited the Fourth Amendment's…
  • Sep 29

    Fleeing from Police a Reasonable Response in Massachusett

    Fleeing from Police a Reasonable Response in Massachusett
    The highest court in neighboring Massachusetts made a potentially huge statement in one of its most recent cases, ruling that – in light of the police violence against young black men – running away from officers should not weigh…
  • Sep 28

    Engineers Build Device that Might Change Drugged Driving Investigation

    Engineers Build Device that Might Change Drugged Driving Investigation
    Even though operating under the influence (OUI) is often thought of as another way of saying “drunk driving,” in reality it's far more wide-reaching. It doesn't apply just to people who are behind the wheel of a vehicle and under…
Rank this Week: 4529

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Can I Have My Drug Possession Arrest Record Sealed or Expunged?

    Can I Have My Drug Possession Arrest Record Sealed or Expunged?
    If you have been arrested in Collin County, Texas, on drug possession or similar charges, you may be worried about the prospect of having a criminal record. Fortunately, if the arrest did not result in a conviction or formal…
  • Sep 28

    Rosenthal & Wadas Named Best of Business in Customer Engagement

    Rosenthal & Wadas Named Best of Business in Customer Engagement
    The McKinney criminal defense firm Rosenthal & Wadas received the award for Customer Engagement by Frisco Style. The firm is featured in the October issue of the magazine as one of eight area companies recognized as the Best of…
  • Sep 13

    What Is the Difference Between Shoplifting and Theft?

    What Is the Difference Between Shoplifting and Theft?
    Many Collin County, Texas, residents have been arrested and charged with shoplifting. If you have been accused of stealing or “lifting” merchandise from a local retailer, do not assume it is a misunderstanding that will be quickly…
Rank this Week: 4043

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 30

    "Are Religious People Less Likely to Support Marijuana Legalization?"

    "Are Religious People Less Likely to Support Marijuana Legalization?"
    The question in the title of this post is the headline of this interesting article reporting on some interesting new research. Here are the details: People who believe that the Bible should be taken as the literal word of God may be much less…
  • Sep 30

    Noting the good being done with huge tax revenues from marijuana reform in Colorado

    Noting the good being done with huge tax revenues from marijuana reform in Colorado
    This new Huffington Post article, headlined "Colorado To Use Pot Tax To Fund Anti-Bullying Programs In Schools," reports on state tax developments that I strongly believe marijuana reform advocates ought to be highlighting and…
  • Sep 28

    "Racial Disparity in Marijuana Policing in New Orleans"

    "Racial Disparity in Marijuana Policing in New Orleans"
    The title of this post is the title of this recent report from the Vera Institute of Justice. (The report was released a couple months ago, but I just saw it today.) Here is an overview of the report from this Vera website: In national…
Rank this Week: 1770

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 2068

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: 3079

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Flint Investigator Resigns after Drunk Driving Arrest

    Flint Investigator Resigns after Drunk Driving Arrest
    Earlier this month, a key member of the Attorney General’s team charged with investigating the allegations of lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan resigned after he was arrested and charged for driving under the influence of alcohol.…
  • Sep 15

    Michigan Drug Bust Results from 911 Call Followed by Search of Home

    Michigan Drug Bust Results from 911 Call Followed by Search of Home
    Earlier this month, a 911 call led police to an apartment complex and eventually resulted in police arresting four men, two for drug charges and two others for violations of probation or parole. Police used the information obtained…
  • Sep 15

    Michigan Drug Bust Results from 911 Call Followed by Search of Home

    Michigan Drug Bust Results from 911 Call Followed by Search of Home
    Earlier this month, a 911 call led police to an apartment complex and eventually resulted in police arresting four men, two for drug charges and two others for violations of probation or parole. Police used the information obtained…
Rank this Week: 2742

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph

    “Computer Crime,” Batman and Nude Photograph
    This post examines an opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals:  People v. Galang, 2016 WL 2605652 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[d]efendant, Ronino Reyes Galang, appeals the judgment of conviction entered on…
  • Sep 26

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder
    This post examines an opinion from the District Court of Appeals of Florida -- Fourth District:  Ho v. State, 2016 WL 4916840 (2016).  [a]ppellant Jimmy Ho was convicted of kidnapping and first degree murder with a firearm…
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
Rank this Week: 136

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 191

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Aggravated Arson: Harsh Penalties in Illinoi

    Aggravated Arson: Harsh Penalties in Illinoi
    Arson is a serious crime in Illinois. If you are charged with arson, you could be facing serious criminal penalties, including jail time. There are always defenses to an arson charge. However, the law can get complex and it is necessary to…
  • Sep 28

    Criminal Liability for Drug-Related Deaths in Cook County and DuPage County: Understanding the Law in Illinoi

    Criminal Liability for Drug-Related Deaths in Cook County and DuPage County: Understanding the Law in Illinoi
    Recently there has been some legal argument as to the criminal consequences of heroin-related deaths in Cook County and DuPage County. This country discusses the possibilities and limitations of criminal liability. The case of 21-year old…
  • Sep 25

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi
    Justice delayed is justice denied, but in Illinois time can be a great solver of complex puzzles thanks to the use of DNA technologies. Recently there was a case in which a rape suspect was allowed to roam free thanks to a late identification…
Rank this Week: 968

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Disney Worker Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Meet Girl For Sex

    Disney Worker Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Meet Girl For Sex
    A Walt Disney World worker was arrested Monday afternoon on charges he tried to meet a supposed minor for sex, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The 22-year-old allegedly communicated online with what he thought was an aunt…
  • Sep 21

    Jacksonville Man Faces 25 Years In Prison In Fatal New Year’s Day 2013 Crash

    Jacksonville Man Faces 25 Years In Prison In Fatal New Year’s Day 2013 Crash
    A man arrested after a fatal crash New Year’s Day in 2013, which killed one passenger and seriously injured two others, was found guilty Tuesday of multiple charges. The 23-year-old man was found guilty of DUI manslaughter and two…
  • Sep 20

    Bradenton Woman Accused of Sending Neighbor Bomb Threat

    Bradenton Woman Accused of Sending Neighbor Bomb Threat
    A Bradenton woman is in jail after police claim she sent a bomb threat to her neighbor last weekend, resulting in the entire block being evacuated.   The 50-year-old woman made her first appearance in court on Monday. Investigators…
Rank this Week: 317

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 30

    Headless Nations: The Next Wave Of Drug Violence

    Headless Nations: The Next Wave Of Drug Violence
    It’s really quite remarkable that Slate’s Leon Neyfakh gets it, because he wasn’t around the last time it happened. But he gets it. The first wave of convictions stemming from Operation Headache came in March 1996. But the…
  • Sep 30

    Housekeeping: It’s (not) In The Mail

    Housekeeping: It’s (not) In The Mail
    No, you weren’t unsubscribed to your daily dose of SJ. The emails aren’t going out. Neither are the automatic twits when posts are published. I’m not often frustrated, but I am now. I apologize. SJ is published on a platform…
  • Sep 30

    On Climate Change, The Answer Is Obviou

    On Climate Change, The Answer Is Obviou
    Ian Millheiser dedicated a post at ThinkProgress to a single quip made during six hours of oral argument in West Virginia v. EPA, not to confront the substance of the issue at hand, but to raise a collateral attack on the institution that…
Rank this Week: 26

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 376

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 847

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/
  • Sep 30

    Telling the Middle Class How to Be Middle-Class: Tax Incentives for Saving

    Telling the Middle Class How to Be Middle-Class: Tax Incentives for Saving
    Lisa Philipps, Registered Savings Plans and the Making of Middle Class Canada: Toward a Performative Theory of Tax Policy, 84 Fordham L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Neil H. BuchananAnalyses of tax policy are typically…
  • Sep 29

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?
    Benjamin Ewing, The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, 8 J. Tort Law 1 (2015).Gregory KeatingIn The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, Benjamin Ewing, a visiting…
  • Sep 28

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence
    Ronit Levine-Schnur & Gideon Parchomovsky, Is the Government Fiscally Blind? An Empirical Examination of the Effect of the Compensation Requirement on Eminent Domain Exercises, 45 J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2016), available at Penn…
Rank this Week: 157

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/
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the associated protests in Charlotte continue to be in the local and national news.  Mecklenburg County Public Defender Kevin Tully gave his view on the unrest in Charlotte late…
  • Sep 29

    Dismissing a Probation Violation

    Dismissing a Probation Violation
    Who can dismiss a probation violation? A probation violation report is not a new criminal charge. It is, rather, a “statement of the violations alleged” under G.S. 15A-1345, necessary to give a defendant the notice that is…
  • Sep 28

    Unlawful Racing of Motor Vehicle

    Unlawful Racing of Motor Vehicle
    When I think of unlawful racing, scenes from old movies come to mind. I see guys (more specifically, James Dean and John Travolta) in white t-shirts and leather jackets behind the wheels of vintage Fords and Mercurys. Unfortunately, however,…
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Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Sep 29

    Schadensersatz für Kachelmann: „vorsätzlich, wahrheitswidrig der Vergewaltigung bezichtigt“

    Schadensersatz für Kachelmann: „vorsätzlich, wahrheitswidrig der Vergewaltigung bezichtigt“
    Endet ein Strafverfahren mit einem Freispruch aus Mangel an Beweisen haftet dem Angeklagten ein Makel an, insbesondere wenn er einer Sexualstraftat beschuldigt wurde. Trotzdem kann ein derart Freigesprochener nicht vom Gericht verlangen, ihn…
  • Jun 4

    Beiseiteschaffen im Sinne der Bankrottvorschriften

    Beiseiteschaffen im Sinne der Bankrottvorschriften
    Die §§ 283 ff. StGB sanktionieren vorsätzliches Fehlverhalten während einer unternehmerischen Krise, wobei Abs. 1 Nr. 1 die Vermögensbestandteile des Unternehmens schützt, die im Fall der Insolvenzeröffnung…
  • May 17

    Burhoff: Strafrechtliche Handbücher

    Burhoff: Strafrechtliche Handbücher
    Wer als junger Rechtsanwalt in den Beruf startet und sich auch oder sogar ausschließlich mit dem Strafrecht beschäftigt, stößt meist schnell auf Probleme: Die Ausbildung hat einen – bis auf wenige Ausnahmen –…
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duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Sep 29

    CAN THEY TAKE MY BLOOD WITHOUT A WARRANT? THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS “NO.”

    CAN THEY TAKE MY BLOOD WITHOUT A WARRANT? THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS “NO.”
    In a recent decision, Birchfield v. North Dakota, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state cannot require you to take a blood test in order to enforce its drunk driving laws. Subject to certain exceptions, the police must get ……
  • Sep 12

    FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS

    FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS
    You left the bar feeling pretty toasty. Unfortunately, on the way home, you got into an accident. You now have a dilemma. If you report the accident, the police may charge you with DUI. But if you don’t report the … Continue…
  • Aug 29

    DRIVING ON A REVOKED/SUSPENDED LICENSE CAN LEAD TO STIFFER DUI PENALTIES

    DRIVING ON A REVOKED/SUSPENDED LICENSE CAN LEAD TO STIFFER DUI PENALTIES
    A recent Illinois appellate case underscores the proposition that if your license is revoked or suspended, it’s revoked or suspended until the Secretary of State says it’s not. If you lose your license because of DUI, you cannot…
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Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
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Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Sep 29

    Breaking into Appellate Law

    Breaking into Appellate Law
    A few days ago, a newly-minted attorney asked me about what it takes to become an appellate attorney. I was initially at a loss for an answer. I never exactly set out to do this for a living. In law school, I was quite sure that I would be a…
  • Jul 7

    A Big Lesson From a Short Failed Race

    A Big Lesson From a Short Failed Race
    On Monday, I stood at the start line of a hot, humid, and crowded 10k. Before then, I had done longer races, including a couple of half marathons and a full about seven months ago. And over the last three months I had been working with a…
  • Jun 20

    We are Having the Wrong Debate

    We are Having the Wrong Debate
    A good number of people in my Facebook feed are passionate about gun control right now. And it appears that I have friends or “friends” on both sides of the debate. It would be nice if this passion would transfer to other…
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Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Sep 29

    Adult Jail Can Serve As An Alternative to Detention in Juvenile Case

    Adult Jail Can Serve As An Alternative to Detention in Juvenile Case
    Adult Jail Time as an Alternative to Juvenile Detention In O.P. v. State (State ex rel. O.P.), 2016 UT App 181, the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether adult jail can legally serve as an alternative to juvenile detention. O.P.…
  • Sep 19

    State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193

    State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193
    In State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193, defendant Kevin Darrell Kirby and a female acquaintance partied together in a motel room in Salt Lake City. Their room eventually became a crime scene, and Kirby was charged and later convicted of tampering…
  • Jul 25

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice
    Rule 403 Can Be Used to Omit Relevant Evidence The Utah Supreme Court recently addressed the applicability of Rule 403 of the Utah Ruels of Evidence in State v. Cuttler, 2015 UT 95. In that case, James Cuttler was charged with vaginally…
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Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    What Is Temporary Total Disability?

    What Is Temporary Total Disability?
    Several benefits are available to Oklahoma workers who’ve been hurt at work, depending on the severity of the injury and length of time the injured employee can’t work. One such benefit is temporary total disability (TTD).…
  • Sep 7

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma
    Experiencing a medical emergency is difficult enough. No one should suffer more at the hands of an irresponsible doctor. So what is medical malpractice? Health care providers may be liable for medical malpractice when the care they provide…
  • Sep 7

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor
    Oklahoma City attorney Chris Hammons, a former University of Oklahoma football team captain, is one of 20 castaways competing for $1 million on Season 33 of Survivor. This season, “Millennials vs Gen X” will premiere at 7 p.m.…
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Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    What is Second Chance Probation?

    What is Second Chance Probation?
    “Second chance probation” is a sentence in Illinois that allows certain offenders to clear a conviction from their record after serving at least two-years of probation. This law, which became effective January 1,…
  • Aug 30

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?
    Illinois law allows drivers relocating to Illinois to drive on their valid driver’s license from their home country or state for ninety (90) days. CDL holders have a reduced window of thirty (30) days to obtain an Illinois CDL.…
  • Aug 30

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?
    Illinois law allows drivers relocating to Illinois to drive on their valid driver’s license from their home country or state for ninety (90) days. CDL holders have a reduced window of thirty (30) days to obtain an Illinois CDL.…
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Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    What Are the Causes of a Mistrial?

    What Are the Causes of a Mistrial?
    When accused Las Vegas underwear thief Joey Kadmiri first appeared at jury trial in July of 2014, he expected a fairly swift conclusion in the form of a verdict. His brandishing of a gun while entering the “Thunder from Down…
  • Sep 19

    Leaving the Scene of an Accident

    Leaving the Scene of an Accident
    Panic can do strange things to people. The flight-or-fight response is built into our physiological makeup, and when the unexpected happens, it can lead to behavior that would probably never occur under less stressful circumstances. This may…
  • Sep 9

    Criminal Trial Timeline

    Criminal Trial Timeline
    No two criminal trials are ever exactly alike. Despite differences in the details, though, each will advance through seven distinct and predetermined stages. If you are currently involved in similar circumstances, here are the phases that you…
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Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Sep 29

    How Does Withholding Evidence Affect A Post Conviction Petition?

    How Does Withholding Evidence Affect A Post Conviction Petition?
    Withholding Evidence Must Prejudice A Defendant in Order to Obtain Post Conviction Relief In Gordon v. State, 2016 UT App 191, the Utah Court of Appeals addressed the issue of how a prosecutor’s withholding evidence can affect a…
  • Sep 19

    The Nevares Case and the UCCJEA

    The Nevares Case and the UCCJEA
    Nevares v. Adoptive Couple, 2016 UT 39 The Utah Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) creates a uniform and predictable method for determining which state has jurisdiction to make child custody decisions. Bobby…
  • Aug 17

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice

    Excluding 404(b) Evidence for Unfair Prejudice
    The Court Can Exclude Relevant Evidence if it Causes Unfair Prejudice The court of appeals recently addressed rule 404(b) and the “unfair prejudice” standard for excluding relevant evidence in State v. Rackham. In…
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New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
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Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    What Happens Now? – Same Sex Marriage & Divorce

    What Happens Now? – Same Sex Marriage & Divorce
    It is easy enough for congress to pass laws. More difficult, but still relatively easy is the process by which the courts interpret those laws. The process of interpretation is the way we have arrived in the current state of affairs for gay…
  • Sep 9

    Are Doctors Doomed to Divorce?

    Are Doctors Doomed to Divorce?
    Ask anyone about the divorce rate for doctors, and you are likely to hear that doctors do, in fact, get divorced far more often than other professionals—and far more often than the general population. If you happen to be speaking about…
  • Aug 15

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say

    Women Initiate Divorces More than Men Studies Say
    An oft-used joke among comedians goes something like this: “Do you know why more women file for divorce than men? Because women know murder is illegal.” While not all that funny, in fact women do initiate divorces more often than…
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Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Four Key Questions to Ask Your Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Four Key Questions to Ask Your Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Being arrested and charged with a crime is a traumatic experience. You are handcuffed and transported to a police station. You are deprived of your freedom until you make bond. It can be overwhelming, especially if you or a loved The post…
  • Sep 27

    Staying Informed: Legislature Passes Bills Affecting California Criminal Law

    Staying Informed: Legislature Passes Bills Affecting California Criminal Law
    The California legislature passed over 700 bills during its most recent term. Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30, 2016 to decide which bills will be enacted into law. The Sacramento Bee published a great, in-depth article breaking…
  • Sep 22

    Is Sexting Considered Child Pornography in California?

    Is Sexting Considered Child Pornography in California?
    If your child has been sending or receiving sexually provocative photos or videos on a computer or smartphone, it is likely considered to be “sexting.”  California law enforcement consider sexting to be child pornography,…
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