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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: 4769

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/
  • Sep 4

    Michigan Lawyer fee Schedule in Criminal, DUI and License Restoration Case

    Michigan Lawyer fee Schedule in Criminal, DUI and License Restoration Case
    A few days before this article was written, a fellow lawyer approached me as we were leaving a local Macomb County court and asked me about my policy of posting my legal fees on my website and on this blog....
  • Aug 31

    OWI 3rd Offense in Macomb County

    OWI 3rd Offense in Macomb County
    Facing a 3rd offense DUI in Michigan means facing a felony charge. It goes without saying that this is frightening, and there is no denying that a felony drunk driving charge is a big deal, but the intent of this...
  • 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...
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Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney…

Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney Blog

By Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC.

http://www.michiganouidefense.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3793

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 163

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 31

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother
    The Court:  We'll take up old business. Defense Counsel:  I wish to discuss the [constitutionality of the death penalty]   The Court:  Sit down, that's new business. No old business? Very well... We'll take up…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 202

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines an opinion issued in a case in which a woman – Chantay Sewell -- sued “her former boyfriend, . . . Phil Bernardin,” alleging that he “had gained access to her e-mail and Facebook accounts without her…
  • Aug 28

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment
    This post examines an opinion from a U.S. Magistrate Judgewho sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:  Luna v. Shac, LLC, 2015 WL 4941781 (2015).  He begins by explaining what the litigation involves…
  • Aug 26

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – El Paso: Long v. State, 2015 WL 3984950 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the issue in this case of first impression is whether the…
Rank this Week: 299

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 31

    Belarus: Political Prisoners Released, but Authorities Need to Do More for Human Right

    Belarus: Political Prisoners Released, but Authorities Need to Do More for Human Right
    By Viachaslau “Slava” Bortnik On August 22, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka issued an order “based on the principle of humanism” to release six political prisoners, including Mikalai Statkevich and Yury…
  • Aug 30

    How You Can Fight Against “the Worst Crime in the World”

    How You Can Fight Against “the Worst Crime in the World”
    The wife of a disappeared journalist said of her husband’s disappearance, “I think it’s one of the worst crimes in the world, making people disappear. It is not just the one person who disappears…the whole family is…
  • Aug 29

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”
    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear,” wife of disappeared Lao agriculture specialist tells audience. How does one suddenly disappear from a busy city street? In 2005, in recognition of…
Rank this Week: 24

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 673

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Aug 31

    A Boon for Investigators We'd Happily Live Without

    A Boon for Investigators We'd Happily Live Without
    We’ve written plenty before about Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten,” under which governments tell Google and other search engines to take down links to legal, public documents that are deemed embarrassing or…
  • Jul 28

    More Proof: People are Bad at Risk Assessment

    More Proof: People are Bad at Risk Assessment
    One of the most fruitful avenues of investigation is to look at material that nobody ever thought would harm them. That’s the kind of material people do not take great pains to hide. Why hide it when it won’t hurt you and there is…
  • Jun 11

    Three Lessons for Investigators from the FIFA Scandal

    Three Lessons for Investigators from the FIFA Scandal
    These are still early days for the scandal engulfing world soccer, but in the indictments and other stories emerging we see three distinct features crucial for most successful investigations. We have written about all of them, but rarely are…
Rank this Week: 2094

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4738

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 2472

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 31

    A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program

    A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program
    Ignition Interlock - the little gadget that is designed to ensure that you cannot start your vehicle unless there is no alcohol in your system. On it's face, it seems like a godsend, a true "win-win" invention; we can keep drunk drivers off…
  • Aug 28

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do
    Yesterday I posted about my client, “Kate,” whose minor traffic violation metastasized into criminal charges for DWI and gross misdemeanor test refusal. Everyone agrees that Kate didn't refuse to test, but she was physically…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1337

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program

    A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program
    Ignition Interlock - the little gadget that is designed to ensure that you cannot start your vehicle unless there is no alcohol in your system. On it's face, it seems like a godsend, a true "win-win" invention; we can keep drunk drivers off…
  • Aug 28

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do
    Yesterday I posted about my client, “Kate,” whose minor traffic violation metastasized into criminal charges for DWI and gross misdemeanor test refusal. Everyone agrees that Kate didn't refuse to test, but she was physically…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1330

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2833

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Illegal Searches and Suppression of Evidence

    Illegal Searches and Suppression of Evidence
    In general, a warrantless search at a person’s home will be considered unreasonable, unless one of five exceptions to the warrant requirement is met.  Evidence gained as a result of illegal searches can be suppressed by the trial…
  • Aug 25

    Shooting Your Gun in Self Defense

    Shooting Your Gun in Self Defense
    If you are a gun owner with thoughts of protecting yourself and/or your family, getting a concealed carry permit is an important task for you.  As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer and Florida gun rights lawyer, I can tell you that…
  • Aug 7

    Seal or Expunge Your Criminal Record

    Seal or Expunge Your Criminal Record
    I recently read article entitled, “20 Celebrities You Never Knew Had Criminal Records.”   According to vh1.com, stars from Tim Allen to Will Smith have arrest records.  Al Pacino, was once arrested for suspicion of…
Rank this Week: 1471

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 31

    Does Crawford Apply in Pretrial Proceedings?

    Does Crawford Apply in Pretrial Proceedings?
    A caller recently asked me: Does Crawford apply at pretrial proceedings, such as suppression hearings and hearing on motions in limine? Neither Crawford nor any of the Court’s subsequent cases provide an answer for this simple reason:…
  • Aug 28

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes has been sentenced to 12 life terms plus 3,378 years in prison. He did not receive the death penalty due to the vote of a single holdout juror. CNN’s stories about the sentencing hearing are…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1405

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Arrested at Burning Man in Nevada?

    Arrested at Burning Man in Nevada?
    Many people are under the mistaken belief that the rule of law does not apply to Burning Man, the highly unorthodox week-long festival that erupts every August in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Burning Man celebrates freedom of expression, but…
  • Mar 30

    Alleged child rapist arrested in Tonopah

    Alleged child rapist arrested in Tonopah
    Last week 39-year-old Kenneth Cardenas of Tonopah was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl four years ago. Earlier this month, the Nye County Sheriff's office received an alert from an outside agency regarding the…
  • Mar 24

    Few traffic tickets cause money woes for Nevada Supreme Court

    Few traffic tickets cause money woes for Nevada Supreme Court
    With Nevada cops writing fewer traffic tickets, the Nevada Supreme Court's budget is suffering. It was reported recently that traffic ticket fines make up close to three-fifths of the court's budget. It is estimated that the dearth of traffic…
Rank this Week: 4060

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Stricter Gun Storage Laws Could Be Passed in LA

    Stricter Gun Storage Laws Could Be Passed in LA
    New ordinances being passed in Los Angeles County could make Los Angeles gun storage laws stricter. Our criminal defense attorneys explain the new law.
  • Aug 24

    How Prison Realignment Gave Thousands the Right to Vote

    How Prison Realignment Gave Thousands the Right to Vote
    A new change in law is restoring the right to vote for thousands of persons convicted of a crime in California. Do you think people with a criminal record should have a right to vote?
  • Aug 17

    Recent Rulings Clarify California Three Strikes Reform Act

    Recent Rulings Clarify California Three Strikes Reform Act
    Prop. 36 changed California's Three Strikes law, but did it change it for everyone? Two recent court rulings clarified Prop. 36. Our Three Strikes law attorneys explain.
Rank this Week: 1720

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Right to a Speedy Trial in West Virginia Criminal Cases – State v. Caldwell

    The Right to a Speedy Trial in West Virginia Criminal Cases – State v. Caldwell
    The statute of limitations and right to a speedy trial are intended to guarantee that a person accused of a crime be charged and given a trial within a reasonable amount of time. As a recent case out of the West Virginia Supreme Court shows,…
  • Aug 20

    Appealing a Criminal Conviction in West Virginia – State v. Imoh

    Appealing a Criminal Conviction in West Virginia – State v. Imoh
    A person who is convicted of a crime in West Virginia has the right to appeal the conviction. Appeals usually challenge either the sufficiency of the evidence against the defendant or the various evidentiary and procedural rulings that take…
  • Aug 6

    DUI Checkpoints: Are They Legal in West Virginia? Reed v. Pettit

    DUI Checkpoints: Are They Legal in West Virginia? Reed v. Pettit
    A DUI checkpoint is a planned event in which police officers block off all or a portion of a road and stop some or all drivers as they pass through to check for signs of intoxication. It works effectively as a net of sorts, to scoop up as…
Rank this Week: 1567

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4252

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Evading arrest not a predicate for ACCA

    Evading arrest not a predicate for ACCA
    Very quick, unpublished opinion today in United States v. Odell Holder, 14-5666. Case was remanded by the Supreme Court for evaluation under Johnson. Sixth held that evading arrest is not a predicate offense.
  • Aug 21

    Summons Is Not "Intervening Arrest" for Career-Offender Purpose

    Summons Is Not "Intervening Arrest" for Career-Offender Purpose
    In United States v. Powell, No. 14-3932 (Aug. 19, 2015), the Sixth Circuit clarified application of the career-offender provision under the Sentencing Guidelines.Powell argued that the district court erred in classifying him as a career…
  • Aug 11

    "Legal Mail" to Correctional Facility Includes Mail From Prospective Attorney

    "Legal Mail" to Correctional Facility Includes Mail From Prospective Attorney
    Today's sole published opinion, ACLU Fund of Michigan v. County of Livingston is not a criminal case.  But it seemed appropriate to blog about it here because of the interest it may hold for criminal practitioners in the Sixth…
Rank this Week: 764

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 31

    Jared Fogle Child Pornography Plea Agreement

    Jared Fogle Child Pornography Plea Agreement
    Attorney Page Pate joins Brenda Wood on WXIA 11 to discuss the plea agreement for Jared Fogle on federal child pornography and related charges.
  • Aug 28

    Our Firm Helps Client Avoid Prison in Federal Drug Conspiracy Case

    Our Firm Helps Client Avoid Prison in Federal Drug Conspiracy Case
    Earlier this week, our firm was able to assist a client in a federal drug conspiracy case in the Northern District of Florida. The case involved a number of wiretaps,… read more →
  • Aug 15

    Kickback Violations Lead to $49 Million in Whistleblower Settlement

    Kickback Violations Lead to $49 Million in Whistleblower Settlement
    In two separate cases earlier this year, the Department of Justice settled significant False Claims Act cases brought by whistleblowers against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and a medical facility for violating… read more → The…
Rank this Week: 403

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Aug 31

    How to Post Bail at the Davis County Jail in Utah

    How to Post Bail at the Davis County Jail in Utah
    With a few rare exceptions, most defendants who are brought into custody in Utah are eligible to be released on bail.  This article will explain the rules for posting bail at the Davis County Jail, including what to do if you can’t…
  • Aug 26

    What Does the Law say about Marijuana in Utah

    What Does the Law say about Marijuana in Utah
    Over the past 20 years, regulations on marijuana possession have been decreasing. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana in one way or another. Although neighboring Colorado became one of those…
  • Aug 25

    How to Contact an Inmate at the Tooele County Jail

    How to Contact an Inmate at the Tooele County Jail
    If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you may have already seen our article about visiting the Tooele County Jail.  In this article, we’ll be covering another aspect of the jail: its rules for corresponding with inmates, as…
Rank this Week: 2327

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Charged

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Charged
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Daniel J. Flynn, III, 52, Milton, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged in U.S. District in Boston with wire fraud.  According to the criminal complaint, Flynn defrauded investors of millions in a real estate…
  • Aug 28

    New York Businessman Pleads Guilty in Multi-Family Fraud

    New York Businessman Pleads Guilty in Multi-Family Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Selim Zherka, 47, businessman, Somers, New York, pled guilty to conspiring to make false statements to a bank in order to receive millions of dollars in loans and to file materially false tax returns with the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Tucker v. Florida - Stale Information in a Search Warrant

    Tucker v. Florida - Stale Information in a Search Warrant
    In a criminal investigation, if law enforcement waits too long following the issuance of a search warrant to make an actual search or if they wait to long to act on certain information pertaining to a criminal act, the warrant or information…
  • Aug 25

    Florida DUI Motion to Suppress Blood Test Results Reversed

    Florida DUI Motion to Suppress Blood Test Results Reversed
    Florida's 5th District Court of Appeals ruled recently the trial court in Florida v. Kleiber incorrectly applied the strict compliance standard in granting a DUI defendant's motion to suppress blood test evidence. DUI blood test evidence is…
  • Aug 23

    Arrest on Cruise Ship for Battery of a Minor

    Arrest on Cruise Ship for Battery of a Minor
    Millions of people flock to Florida and its surrounding waters for an escape from the daily grind. But for some, the "vacation mindset" leads to lowered inhibitions and the assumption that consequences won't be forthcoming. However, as one…
Rank this Week: 4539

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/
Rank this Week: 2954

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Aug 31

    College Football Tailgating Traffic Ticket

    College Football Tailgating Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA Make sure you do not get a Tailgating Traffic Ticket this weekend. This is the weekend College football returns. As teams begin chasing one of the spots in the College Football Playoff, make sure…
  • Aug 28

    San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer

    San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA If you have a San Antonio traffic ticket then you need an experienced San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer to save you time and money. What to do if you need a San Antonio Traffic Ticket Lawyer. If…
  • Aug 24

    Back to School Traffic Ticket

    Back to School Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA Watch out for Back to School Traffic Tickets! For many families in San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, Corpus Christi, and across Texas today was the first day of the Fall Semester. But this…
Rank this Week: 3215

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?
    Definitely contact a lawyer like myself so you can find out kind of what you’re facing and how the local court does treat these kind of cases, because shoplifting charges are very serious, and you certainly don’t want to have that…
  • Aug 29

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?
    If you’re charged with shoplifting, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and how I can help you with it. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer. If you’re…
  • Aug 28

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting
    If you’re charged with shoplifting in Virginia, definitely contact me so we can discuss the situation and what see what options you have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 662

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Ohio Marijuana Legalization Will Be on the November Ballot

    Ohio Marijuana Legalization Will Be on the November Ballot
    For the past few years, many organizations in Ohio have been pushing for marijuana reform to be legislated in the state. This November, the first legalization amendment measure will reach the ballot. According to the Ohio Board of elections,…
  • Aug 28

    Driver Carrying Hazardous Material Gets Charge Dismissed, Small Fine

    Driver Carrying Hazardous Material Gets Charge Dismissed, Small Fine
    A 50-year-old man was traveling from Alabama to Columbus as a professional commercial driver, carrying hazardous material with him. The man did not see the signs telling him he was required to go around Columbus. Certain hazardous materials…
  • Aug 27

    Speeding and Drug Charge Dismissed In Juvenile Case

    Speeding and Drug Charge Dismissed In Juvenile Case
    A 17-year-old high school student with no prior history, was pulled over for a speeding violation. She had been driving with a group of her friends when the officers stopped her. Officers found found drugs and a pipe inside her car. The…
Rank this Week: 2304

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 31

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine
    There are a laundry list of excuses, easily uttered and proved only by our innate trust in the truthfulness of a police officer’s.  They range from reaching toward his waistband to the grand-daddy of meaninglessness, the furtive…
  • Aug 31

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?
    Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was pumping gas into his cruiser when someone from behind shot and killed him.  Sheriff Ron Hickman called it an unprovoked execution. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters Goforth…
  • Aug 30

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong
    In many respects, it’s far easier to deal with an article that is wildly off-base when it comes to excusing the killing of unarmed citizens by police than it is to address an article that tries so very hard to get it right, to discuss…
Rank this Week: 38

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 31

    Press ignores most important TX de-incarceration legislation of 2015 session

    Press ignores most important TX de-incarceration legislation of 2015 session
    Grits remains surprised that MSM coverage of new laws taking effect in Texas September 1st have omitted the state's most important sentencing reform since the Lege altered probation and parole rules in 2007: Raising theft thresholds for…
  • Aug 30

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration
    There are a several interesting job openings right now at the Office of Court Administration, including two support staff for the upcoming Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission (see here and here), which must hold its first meeting by…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 87

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Chinese Law makers vote for abolition of Death Penalty for 9 more Crime

    Chinese Law makers vote for abolition of Death Penalty for 9 more Crime
    Source: LiveLaw.inhttp://www.livelaw.in/chinese-law-makers-votes-for-abolition-of-death-penalty-for-9-more-crimes/National People’s Congress, the top law making body of Republic of China today adopted amendments to the Criminal Law,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 199

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 48

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Aug 30

    Penalties For Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) In The Cleveland, OH Area

    Penalties For Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) In The Cleveland, OH Area
    Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) Penalties In Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland prosecutors will grade a charge of Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) according to the value of stolen property received, in keeping with the structure…
  • Aug 23

    Penalties For Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area

    Penalties For Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area
    Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) Penalties In Cleveland, Ohio There are a number of ways to run afoul of Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) in Cleveland. From using another person’s ID without their consent to allowing a person to use your…
  • Aug 23

    Penalties For Workers’ Compensation Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.48) In Cleveland, Ohio

    Penalties For Workers’ Compensation Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.48) In Cleveland, Ohio
    Workers’ Compensation Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.48) Penalties In Cleveland, Ohio Those who defraud Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Fund in Cleveland, or participate in a fraud scheme against it, either as workers, employers, or…
Rank this Week: 2937

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 30

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"
    From The New York Times: In a dangerous profession, it is among the most dangerous of jobs. The police officers who go undercover to arrest illegal firearms dealers can quickly find themselves at the mercy of their targets, conducting…
  • Aug 30

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"
    The story is at Jurist: The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Fridayreversed [opinion, PDF] a ruling that blocked theNational Security Agency (NSA) [official website] from obtaining call detail…
  • Aug 30

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing
    Brian D. Kelly (Seattle University - Department of Economics) has posted Further Results Concerning the Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Earlier work evaluated the association of asset forfeiture with the…
Rank this Week: 326

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 30

    How Long Does the State Have to File Charges After an Arrest?

    How Long Does the State Have to File Charges After an Arrest?
    The waiting is the hardest part, according to Tom Petty.  I get quite a few calls from folks wondering how long it will be before the state files charges against them.  I always say, if you’re going to wait around to see what…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 331

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 30

    MN Supreme Court Applies Good Faith Exception to Exclusionary rule in DWI

    MN Supreme Court Applies Good Faith Exception to Exclusionary rule in DWI
    On August 19, 2015, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a potentially game-changing decision in State v. Lindquist. In a 4–3 decision, the Court held that the “good-faith exception” to the exclusionary rule applied in a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 697

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer…

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Blog

By IMG Legal Group.

http://www.imglegalgroup.com/#!blog/cxyn
  • Aug 30

    (DUI) Driving under the influence in NJ

    (DUI) Driving under the influence in NJ
    Being charged with a DUI is a serious problem, which can lead you to serious consequence well not if you are in contact with the Ocean and Monmouth County, New Jersey. DUI that refers to Driving under the influence, of some external measures…
  • Aug 25

    Monmouth County Criminal Attorney Ian Goldman, DWI/DUI Will Ensure You Are Treated Fairly

    Monmouth County Criminal Attorney Ian Goldman, DWI/DUI Will Ensure You Are Treated Fairly
      As a Monmouth County DWI Lawyer , Ian Goldman is fully aware of the stress that you face when you are confronted with a drunken driving charge. Even a first-time conviction will result in harsh consequences. And the loss of driving…
  • Aug 16

    Have you been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony?

    Have you been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony?
    If you’ve been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony or federal crime, Ian Goldman will begin representing you immediately. The most important part of any case is the first few days.   You need a criminal lawyer who knows the…
Rank this Week: 2485

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Endorses Defenders' Lack of Restraint(s) - Blanket shackling policies for non-jury proceeding

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Endorses Defenders' Lack of Restraint(s) - Blanket shackling policies for non-jury proceeding
      How do you feel about full five-point restraints on detained defendants, regardless of individualized danger, for almost all non-jury appearances?  The Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. feel the same way.  Fortunately, so…
  • Aug 27

    United States v. Mujahid, No. 11-30276…

    United States v. Mujahid, No. 11-30276 (8-27-15)(Christen with Wallace and Wardlaw).  Can the federal sexual assault statutes reach into state or local jail facilities housing federal inmates?  Yes, holds the 9th, against a facial…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 682

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 30

    Two Vehicle Injury crash near Harriman State Park

    Two Vehicle Injury crash near Harriman State Park
    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…
  • Aug 29

    Final Update: Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot

    Final Update: Single vehicle crash near 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…
  • Aug 29

    Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot

    Single vehicle crash near 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: 328

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    DRAFT UPDATE

    DRAFT UPDATE
    DRAFT UPDATE II- MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE GRANTED. Several players said the draft tonight interfered with their viewing of 60 minutes and prep for their disorderly conduct trials tomorrow. Those of you in the league received an…
  • Aug 28

    BREAKING: IT'S GOING TO RAIN

    BREAKING: IT'S GOING TO RAIN
    It's going to start raining in South Florida this weekend. Here's what you need to know:Rumpole's List:Beer, Wine, Sangria, Rum (from Cuba), a candle, a can of tuna, a box of crackers, a case of tonic, a non-electric cork remover, a can…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 200

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Atlanta Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer Thomas Nagel discusses O.C.G.A. 15-8-1 Transferring or “binding over” a case from a city to a county court

    Atlanta Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer Thomas Nagel discusses O.C.G.A. 15-8-1 Transferring or “binding over” a case from a city to a county court
    If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime that requires you to appear in a city court, traffic court, recorders court, magistrate court or municipal court or anywhere else in the State of Georgia, you have several ways…
  • Jan 15

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Georgia

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Georgia
    I got a call today from a parent whose child was charged with minor in possession of alcohol in the City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He was driving his parents car. There was a passenger, also under 21, in the car and they were pulled over…
  • Dec 9

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform
    In Georgia, anyone under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile offender and enters a separate system for juvenile offenders, rather than the adult criminal justice system. A judge reviews their cases and decides an outcome. In a worst-case…
Rank this Week: 3741

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    OUI Drugs conviction overturned by Appeals Court in recent case

    OUI Drugs conviction overturned by Appeals Court in recent case
    Could aerosol containers be considered a real drug? The post OUI Drugs conviction overturned by Appeals Court in recent case appeared first on Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog.
  • Aug 21

    St. Paul Rape Case Features Text Messages as Key Evidence for the Defense

    St. Paul Rape Case Features Text Messages as Key Evidence for the Defense
    The Rape Trial of Owen Labrie began this week with opening statements and testimony of the complaining witness in the case. In this Blog I will review what I see as the strength of the Defense case and why I would expect the jury to find Owen…
  • Jul 29

    Massachusetts SJC holds that a CWOF on an OUI counts as a conviction for CDL license holder

    Massachusetts SJC holds that a CWOF on an OUI counts as a conviction for CDL license holder
    In a recent Massachusetts Supreme Court decision, Alfred Tirado v. Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds, the Court held that a continuance without a finding (CWOF) is a conviction funder G.L. c. 90F, section 1, which…
Rank this Week: 792

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    The End of Seriousne

    The End of Seriousne
    I was initially going to introduce this post as off-topic, but on second thought, it is regrettably relevant to C&C's subject matter.  We deal here with crime and punishment.  These are serious topics, and discussing them…
  • Aug 28

    The Numbers Racket in Studying the Supreme Court

    The Numbers Racket in Studying the Supreme Court
    Adam Liptak has this article in the NYT.  The first two paragraphs read:Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions tend to be brisk, efficient and dutiful.Now, studies…
  • Aug 28

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Parole Recommended for Charles Manson Follower:  Parole officials announced Thursday that, after 43 years in prison and 30 parole hearings, they have decided that it is safe to free one of Charles Manson's followers.  Don Thompson…
Rank this Week: 277