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Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Mulls Raising Juvenile Criminal Age to 18

    Texas Mulls Raising Juvenile Criminal Age to 18
      For almost 100 years, Texas has classified 17-year-olds who are charged with crimes as adults. That may be about to change as lawmakers consider redefining who is classified as an adult in the criminal justice system. The state’s…
  • Aug 4

    Charged with a Crime in Texas? What NOT to Do

    Charged with a Crime in Texas? What NOT to Do
    Mistakes are a normal part of life. For many people, mistakes are an important part of the learning process. A close call or a near miss can actually be a sobering reminder of why you shouldn’t have been doing something dangerous or…
  • Aug 3

    Child Killer John Battaglia Fights Execution on Grounds of Mental Incompetency

    Child Killer John Battaglia Fights Execution on Grounds of Mental Incompetency
    A former accountant from Dallas who murdered his two daughters in 2001, has been moved from death row as a fight goes on to prove his mental incompetency. The Dallas Morning News reported on how John Battaglia had been due to be executed in…
Rank this Week: 2793

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/
  • Aug 26

    Bad Moves By DUI Driver

    Bad Moves By DUI Driver
    Intoxicated drivers often make bad decisions that draw police officers’ attention and leave the drivers vulnerable to arrest on a charge of DUI in Los Angeles. But California drivers aren’t the only ones making mistakes, as these…
  • Aug 23

    Many Repeat DUI Offenders Never Seem To Learn

    Many Repeat DUI Offenders Never Seem To Learn
    For some people, one charge of DUI in Los Angeles is enough to make them resolve they will never again drive under the influence. They never want to go through the humiliating experience of arrest, a bond hearing and a court trial again.…
  • Aug 21

    California: Good State to Get a DUI?

    California: Good State to Get a DUI?
    While it’s probably little consolation to someone convicted of a DUI in Los Angeles, California is apparently far down on the list when it comes to states with the strictest DUI enforcement. WalletHub, a personal finance website, looked…
Rank this Week: 669

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: 1360

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 26

    Governor Scolds Police Chief Opposing Jailbreak Initiative

    Governor Scolds Police Chief Opposing Jailbreak Initiative
    Not satisfied with the reduced consequences for thousands of criminals benefiting from his 2011 Realignment law and Proposition 47, Governor Brown is promoting and financing Proposition 57 which will appear on the state's November 8th…
  • Aug 26

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Man who Massacred Family Will Face Death Penalty:  A man charged with the execution-style shooting deaths of six members of a Texas family two years ago will face the death penalty at his trial next year.  Brian Rodgers of the...
  • Aug 26

    California Corrections Tells a Whopper on Recividism

    California Corrections Tells a Whopper on Recividism
    In a news release yesterday the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced that the recidivism rate for offenders released from state prison has declined steadily over the past five years and is now down to…
Rank this Week: 229

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 26

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China
    Wei Pei (Beihang University (BUAA)) has posted Harmony, Law and Criminal Reconciliation in China: A Historical Perspective (Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2012, China revised its Criminal Procedure…
  • Aug 26

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom
    Cynthia Conti-Cook (The Legal Aid Society) has posted Defending the Public: Police Accountability in the Courtroom (Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Politicians across the country, seeking to address…
  • Aug 25

    "Judge’s Sentencing in Massachusetts Sexual Assault Case Reignites Debate on Privilege"

    "Judge’s Sentencing in Massachusetts Sexual Assault Case Reignites Debate on Privilege"
    From The New York Times: The two women were asleep on a bed after drinking at a party when they were sexually assaulted. A high school athlete pleaded guilty to indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in...
Rank this Week: 99

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Aug 26

    Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Subpoena to Client’s Accountant

    Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Subpoena to Client’s Accountant
    Grand Jury Subpoena to Client's Accountant: Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Production In the Matter of GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS Nos. 99-3131, 99-3317. A grand jury investigating alleged tax fraud by Dr. Basaam Osman subpoenaed numerous…
  • Aug 8

    Writ of Coram Nobis – Boilerplate Rules You Need to Know!!

    Writ of Coram Nobis – Boilerplate Rules You Need to Know!!
    US v. Brian Wilkozek, No. 15-1537. In 2003 Brian Wilkozek pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud for his participation in a mortgage-fraud scheme. By the time the third-party lenders uncovered the scheme, all they could do was foreclose...
  • Jul 13

    Busted! DEA’s Use of “Stingray” Cell Phone Locator Without a Warrant is Illegal!

    Busted! DEA’s Use of “Stingray” Cell Phone Locator Without a Warrant is Illegal!
    US v. Raymond Lambis, 15cr734 (SDNY, Judge Pauley, July 12, 2016). In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration (the “DEA”) conducted an investigation into an international drug-trafficking organization. As a part of that investigation,…
Rank this Week: 907

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 2423

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Aug 26

    Trump's "New Approach" To Immigration Is Anything But

    Trump's "New Approach" To Immigration Is Anything But
    For someone who campaigns on shaking up the status quo, Trump's foreign policy speech was dismally unoriginal.  As an immigration lawyer who happens to be Muslim, I was mildly curious of what Trump would add to the conversation about…
  • Jul 8

    Want to Come to the US? You Might Have To Friend The  Government

    Want to Come to the US? You Might Have To Friend The  Government
    On June 23, US Customs & Border Protection quietly announced in the Federal Register seeking comments on the "optional" collection of social media information for visa waiver applicants.The visa waiver program (VWP) enables…
  • Jun 29

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy
    Citizenship is in many ways the end of the long road of immigration. Besides its obvious civic value, we celebrate grants of citizenship with our clients because it is truly an accomplishment. Even "simple" or "straightforward" cases involve…
Rank this Week: 3829

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 26

    DUI Crackdown Is On For Labor Day Weekend

    DUI Crackdown Is On For Labor Day Weekend
    As you may or may not know, Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. This means a long weekend and gatherings with family and friends. While we want everyone to have fun, be aware that a drunk driving crackdown is currently underway in…
  • Aug 16

    Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Fatal Pinellas Park Crash

    Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Fatal Pinellas Park Crash
    Charges against a 31-year-old St. Petersburg man accused in a fatal DUI crash have been upgraded now to DUI manslaughter. The man faces these charges after the death of a woman who passed away late Monday at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as…
  • Aug 11

    Study Shows Florida Has Strict DUI Penaltie

    Study Shows Florida Has Strict DUI Penaltie
    Drinking and driving in the great state of Florida has some pretty steep consequences. Wallet Hub compiled a ranking of the strictest and most lenient states in the U.S. with DUI penalties and Florida took the No. 14 spot. The strictest state…
Rank this Week: 1462

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

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

    20-year Veteran of Farmington Hills Police Dept. Facing Prison Time for Child Porn

    20-year Veteran of Farmington Hills Police Dept. Facing Prison Time for Child Porn
    Matthew Parsons, a 48-year-old former Farmington Hills police officer who worked in law enforcement for 20 years, is now facing up to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child sexually abusive material, using a computer…
  • Aug 20

    33-year Veteran Louisiana Prosecutor Gets Three Years for Soliciting Sex from Women, Labeled a ‘Sexual Predator’

    33-year Veteran Louisiana Prosecutor Gets Three Years for Soliciting Sex from Women, Labeled a ‘Sexual Predator’
    Recently, 73-year-old Harry Morel Jr., a 33-year veteran prosecutor in St. Charles Parish in Louisiana, was sentenced to three years in prison for allegedly trading sex for leniency in cases he prosecuted.  Federal authorities…
  • Aug 12

    How Innocent People are Convicted of Sex Crime

    How Innocent People are Convicted of Sex Crime
    It’s no secret today that many individuals are convicted of sex crimes they did not commit. Unfortunately, unlike with other crimes those found guilty of rape, child pornography, sexual assault, and other offenses don’t only face…
Rank this Week: 1147

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 491

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 26

    Two vehicle injury crash northbound US93 at milepoest 57, near Jerome

    Two vehicle injury crash northbound US93 at milepoest 57, near Jerome
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Aug 25

    Idaho State Police to Receive Secretary of Defense's Freedom Award During Pentagon Ceremony on Friday

    Idaho State Police to Receive Secretary of Defense's Freedom Award During Pentagon Ceremony on Friday
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 8/25/16 at 1:40 p.m. MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police has…
  • Aug 25

    Fatal Crash near Grace

    Fatal Crash near Grace
    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: 92

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2870

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 103

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Aug 26

    "Forced out of a home over a marijuana joint"

    "Forced out of a home over a marijuana joint"
    Many opponents of significant marijuana reforms are often quick to assert that nobody really ever gets in any trouble simply for smoking a joint and that we need not and should not support marijuana legalization because practically speaking…
  • Aug 24

    New York Department of Health releases two-year report on "Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act"

    New York Department of Health releases two-year report on "Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act"
    I was pleased to find this big new data-rich report from the New York Department of Health titled simply "Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act: Two-Year Report." For those really interested in really…
  • Aug 23

    Welcoming and introducing Andrew Ironside, MLP&R's new "California stringer"

    Welcoming and introducing Andrew Ironside, MLP&R's new "California stringer"
    I am pleased and quite fortunate to now be able to introduce officially in this space Andrew Ironside, a former student of mine at The Ohio State University Moritz College. Andrew has a journalism background and a range of public policy…
Rank this Week: 2644

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer
    Before we go any further, I should warn you of two things: One is that this is, necessarily, an unusually long post for this blog; the other is that the case it examines involves issues that may be offensive to or upsetting for some…
  • Aug 24

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Minnesota:  State v. Bakken, 2016 WL 4126390 (Supreme Court of Minnesota 2016).  This court is examining an issue the Court of Appeals of New Mexico addressed last…
  • Aug 22

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia:  State v. Hill, 2016 WL 3751806 (2016). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case involves allegations that James Brandon Hill…
Rank this Week: 678

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

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

    Possible kill for hire results in criminal charge

    Possible kill for hire results in criminal charge
    A Georgia teenager is currently being held in police custody without the opportunity to post bond. The high school student is facing criminal charges as an adult after he allegedly tried to hire someone to kill two of his classmates...
  • Aug 12

    Nurse practitioner facing criminal charges for use of database

    Nurse practitioner facing criminal charges for use of database
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims that a Georgia woman violated a state law regarding the usage of a prescription database. The medical professional has since been arrested and is facing criminal charges related to the alleged…
  • Jul 29

    Georgia man facing criminal charges over warrant mistake

    Georgia man facing criminal charges over warrant mistake
    A man was taken into custody on allegations of obstruction when Georgia police officers mistook him for a different person. His criminal charges now include a violation of probation, which could potentially send him to jail for as long as...
Rank this Week: 3157

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/
  • Aug 26

    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…
  • Aug 19

    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.…
  • Aug 5

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College
    For college students, getting a DUI can mean much more than time in jail and hefty fines. University students can lose their scholarships, face academic sanctions or even get kicked out of school. Many universities enforce codes of student…
Rank this Week: 2701

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 26

    For Unworthy Defendants, Law Is Just A Technicality

    For Unworthy Defendants, Law Is Just A Technicality
    They were two of the most powerful men in New York State. They doled out committee assignments and positions (which means money). No bill made it to the floor without their approval. And then there was the member money, the billions of…
  • Aug 26

    New York Times: Really Special Victims Unit

    New York Times: Really Special Victims Unit
    In a rambling, borderline incoherent and ultimately pointless op-ed, a Brooklyn writer named Leslie Jamison has found a way to make herself the most victimist victim of victims. Not an easy feat, these days, but then, her fertile imagination…
  • Aug 25

    Is San Diego Lawyer Mary Frances Prevost Unhinged?

    Is San Diego Lawyer Mary Frances Prevost Unhinged?
    JoAnne Musick is not only a contributing writer at Fault Lines, but the past-president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, maybe the best local criminal defense bar association in the nation.  So when a Houston lawyer,…
Rank this Week: 43

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 859

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 26

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The ABA Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief in a Georgia civil class action asserting that the use of money bail violates arrestees’ due process and equal protection rights when there is no…
  • Aug 25

    When May Evidence of HGN Come on Down . . . or In?

    When May Evidence of HGN Come on Down . . . or In?
    The question I am most frequently asked these days is some version of the following: May a law enforcement officer trained in administering the HGN test testify at trial about a defendant’s performance on the test if no other expert…
  • Aug 24

    Sufficient Evidence of a Probation Violation

    Sufficient Evidence of a Probation Violation
    Probation violations need not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. All that’s required is sufficient evidence to “reasonably satisfy” the judge that a violation occurred. What constitutes competent evidence of a…
Rank this Week: 1634

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Proffer Me This: Counsel is Not Ineffective for Approving Broad Proffer Agreement

    Proffer Me This: Counsel is Not Ineffective for Approving Broad Proffer Agreement
    In Fifer v. United States, the Sixth Circuit confirmed that proffer agreements can vary in scope and in the latitude they afford the Government in using the defendant's statements should he or she decide to take their case to trial.  The…
  • Aug 21

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle
    The Sixth Circuit will authorize second or successive § 2255 petitions to address Johnson issues related to application of the career offender enhancement. In In re: Antonio D. Patrick, the Sixth Circuit found that Johnson announced a…
  • Aug 21

    Career Offender Clarification

    Career Offender Clarification
    Adult convictions, even if committed and obtained before a defendant is eighteen, may be used when determining career offender status. In U.S. v. Doxey, the Sixth Circuit (in a published opinion) joined the Fourth and Tenth Circuits in…
Rank this Week: 905

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Charged With Murder or a Serious Crime of Violence in New York?

    Charged With Murder or a Serious Crime of Violence in New York?
    If you have just been charged with murder or a serious violent crime in New York, chances are the last thing you are initially thinking about is how to win the case. Instead, you’ve been brought to jail, about to face a judge who may or…
  • Aug 18

    International Extradition: Charged With a Crime in the United States – But Arrested in a Foreign Country

    International Extradition: Charged With a Crime in the United States – But Arrested in a Foreign Country
    International extradition is the process in which an individual arrested in one country is surrendered to the requesting country for prosecution or, alternately, to serve a previously-imposed sentence.  Extradition requests are usually…
  • Aug 11

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Cut By a Third

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Cut By a Third
    Today Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York cut the sentence of Anthony Mangone, a politically-connected, Westchester County disbarred lawyer convicted of corruption charges whose testimony helped convict three New York…
Rank this Week: 2482

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Aug 25

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality
    Several news outlets have reports on this bill (AB 6601) recently introduced by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Nicknamed "Pidgey's Law," the bill was introduced in response to reports that players of the augmented reality game,…
  • Aug 24

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook
    In the harrowing world of the legal publication process, law review editors use the arcane and intricate rules of the Bluebook to dissect, complicate, elaborate, and brighten up citations in an incomprehensible swirl of…
  • Aug 23

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?
    In a recent post I discussed whether one could sue a map maker for nuisance. For example, say a map maker were to write on a widely-distributed map that a particular house on a street corner was ugly and that people should heckle it.…
Rank this Week: 2969

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 25

    Thursday Night Open Thread

    Thursday Night Open Thread
    Our last open thread is already full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. A new Quinnipiac University released today indicates Hillary will win huge in November. She's 10 points ahead and Trump continues his downward spiral.…
  • Aug 24

    Rudy Giuliani's Glass House

    Rudy Giuliani's Glass House
    The Washington Post has a good editorial today on Rudy Giuliani's baseless attack on Hillary's health. Shorter version: People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. It points to different parts of his speech at the RNC that could... [[…
  • Aug 24

    Wednesday Open Thread:

    Wednesday Open Thread:
    Busy work day. Turkey has taken over Jarabulus in Syria. The U.S. aided the effort with airstrikes. According to Twitter analysts, ISIS had already gone, so there wasn't much of a fight. More like they turned the town over. Still, …
Rank this Week: 2

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 25

    Attention Media: Trump Is A Bigot. He Is Not Trying To Appeal To People Of Color

    Attention Media: Trump Is A Bigot. He Is Not Trying To Appeal To People Of Color
    I woke up to an NPR teaser informing me that Donald Trump is reaching out to African Americans.  All over the media the last few days have appeared reports of a Trump Pivot -- a move towards a kinder, gentler Trump who is…
  • Aug 25

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again
    Republicans with the complicity of the so-called liberal media, are expert at undermining Democratic candidates on the basis of bogus allegations that are repeated so often they become part of the political fabric.  Al Gore said he…
  • Aug 19

    Trump Exposed

    Trump Exposed
    "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small." -- Parks Department spokesperson Sam BiedermanThe statues of a grotesque, flabby, emasculated Trump that appeared in public spaces on Thursday in…
Rank this Week: 172

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 25

    What Is the Difference Between a Statute and a Case?

    What Is the Difference Between a Statute and a Case?
    The legal system is a confusing place, especially for people who did not go to law school or extensively study the U.S. government in college. One thing that often confuses people who are new to the legal world is the difference between…
  • Aug 24

    Why Do We Have Criminal Laws?

    Why Do We Have Criminal Laws?
    Because it's such a big part of our lives, it can be easy to just assume that having a criminal justice system is a necessity. However, like everything else in the government, the criminal law should not be blindly accepted without thinking…
  • Aug 23

    Michigan Allows Saliva Testing for Drugged Driving; Why It Won't Work

    Michigan Allows Saliva Testing for Drugged Driving; Why It Won't Work
    Different states all have their own sets of criminal laws, and their own ways of enforcing them. That's why, while both Maine and New Hampshire agree that operating under the influence (OUI) is illegal, the penalties that you can face are…
Rank this Week: 3910

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Shoplifting and Self-Serve Checkouts: A Bad Combination?

    Shoplifting and Self-Serve Checkouts: A Bad Combination?
    As everyone knows, self-serve checkout stations at supermarkets continues to grow exponentially, even at retail store outlets that aren’t purely supermarkets like Stop & Shop, Star Markets or Shaw’s.  Personally, I…
  • Aug 12

    BIG PHARMA OWNS OBAMA: DEA KEEPS POT CLASSIFIED WITH HEROIN

    BIG PHARMA OWNS OBAMA: DEA KEEPS POT CLASSIFIED WITH HEROIN
    No, the title of this post not some Republican campaign slogan, and it’s not a joke, either. Barack Obama’s Drug Enforcement administration (DEA) today issued its final decision that marijuana is to remain on the federal…
  • Jul 26

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for First Offense Convictions? Part Two of Two

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for First Offense Convictions? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I discussed how the Massachusetts Legislature is debating on whether to change the current OUI/DUI law in Massachusetts – known As “Melanie’s Law” for the young girl who was killed…
Rank this Week: 750

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Entrapment – Everything You Need to Know

    Entrapment – Everything You Need to Know
    When it comes to catching a criminal in the act, the lengths to which law enforcement may legally go might surprise you. Everyone is familiar with undercover cops and so-called decoys, but how far can governmental forces legitimately go…
  • Aug 16

    Am I a Fugitive From Justice?

    Am I a Fugitive From Justice?
    In Las Vegas, the lights are bright, the clubs are dim and the streets are thronged with people. Could there be a better place to melt into the scenery? Not if you’re a fugitive from justice (NRS 202.005). If you happen to be one and…
  • Aug 10

    Filing a False Police Report

    Filing a False Police Report
    When an Illinois nanny claimed for the record that two armed men had tried to hijack her car in the midst of an ongoing manhunt, she wanted nothing more than attention from the family that employed her. Instead, she got something she never…
Rank this Week: 1964

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 25

    Coping with Failed Adoption

    Coping with Failed Adoption
    Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse
    Generally, when a baby tests positive for illegal drugs, it is immediately after birth.  That is to say, the drug for which the baby is positive is passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to…
  • Apr 29

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent
      In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to…
Rank this Week: 1913

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/
  • Aug 25

    Continuing Repercussions From Supreme Court DUI Ruling

    Continuing Repercussions From Supreme Court DUI Ruling
    Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police must have warrants to draw blood from DUI suspects, defendants accused of DUI in Los Angeles and their lawyers have been working to get any incriminating blood evidence suppressed in their…
  • Aug 21

    Buggy Driver Gets DUI

    Buggy Driver Gets DUI
    When New York State passed the nation’s first DUI law back in 1910, automobile owners weren’t the only drivers that authorities were targeting. At that time, plenty of horse-drawn vehicles still traveled the roads, and their…
  • Aug 17

    Judge Sentences DUI Doctor to Jail

    Judge Sentences DUI Doctor to Jail
    Although judges may try to be impartial when hearing cases of DUI in Los Angeles or any other locale, in reality, the occupation of the defendant can impact the way that the justice system treats them. But sometimes the accused driver presses…
Rank this Week: 301

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force
    A new study out of the University of South Florida revealed some not so shocking results – that officers who wear body cameras are less likely to use force than their counterparts who do not wear body cameras. The study examined…
  • Aug 24

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair
    The Minnesota State Fair is only a day away! In an effort to cut down on crime and keep fair-goers safe, the State Fair Board has made some changes for the 2016 fair. Here’s a look at some of the new measures that are in place for this…
  • Aug 23

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?
    Everybody knows that drinking alcohol raises your blood alcohol content, but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes a while for alcohol to be absorbed in your blood stream, so your BAC is still rising even after you’ve taken…
Rank this Week: 2091

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force
    A new study out of the University of South Florida revealed some not so shocking results – that officers who wear body cameras are less likely to use force than their counterparts who do not wear body cameras. The study examined…
  • Aug 24

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair

    Preventing Crime at the Minnesota State Fair
    The Minnesota State Fair is only a day away! In an effort to cut down on crime and keep fair-goers safe, the State Fair Board has made some changes for the 2016 fair. Here’s a look at some of the new measures that are in place for this…
  • Aug 23

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?
    Everybody knows that drinking alcohol raises your blood alcohol content, but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes a while for alcohol to be absorbed in your blood stream, so your BAC is still rising even after you’ve taken…
Rank this Week: 262

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    HHS-OIG Issues Alert to Home Health Agencies and Doctor

    HHS-OIG Issues Alert to Home Health Agencies and Doctor
      Chicago – Not surprisingly in light of the recent charges and convictions of home health agencies (HHA) and related entities in the Chicago area and throughout the country, the Department of Health and Human Service, Office of…
  • Jun 16

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act
    In a resounding victory for whistleblowers, the Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States et al. ex rel Escobar et al., found that a defendant could be liable for violating the False Claims Act under a theory of…
  • Jun 16

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act
    In a resounding victory for whistleblowers, the Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States et al. ex rel Escobar et al., found that a defendant could be liable for violating the False Claims Act under a theory of…
Rank this Week: 3226

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 25

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award
    Over the past two weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) further elevated its already robust whistleblower protection efforts. Its most recent enforcement activity takes aim at employee severance agreements that purport to limit…
  • Aug 23

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment
    The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued 293 pages of proposed changes (the “Amendments”) to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements it propounded in October 2015 commonly known as the…
Rank this Week: 1328

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 25

    Conflicting Rulings on Red Light Cameras in Florida Court

    Conflicting Rulings on Red Light Cameras in Florida Court
    When it comes to red light cameras, states have come to different conclusions about them. According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA), 21 states plus the District of Columbia have laws that permit some form of red light…
  • Aug 21

    Authorities Arrest 6 in South Florida Drug Trafficking Ring

    Authorities Arrest 6 in South Florida Drug Trafficking Ring
    Two stolen prescription pads. That’s all authorities say was needed to forge 140 prescriptions for approximately 17,250 doses of powerful prescription drugs, which were then resold on the streets of South Florida, likely for tens if not…
  • Aug 18

    9th Circuit: Feds Can’t Pay to Prosecute State-Sanctioned Marijuana

    9th Circuit: Feds Can’t Pay to Prosecute State-Sanctioned Marijuana
    U.S. prosecutors were dealt a significant blow recently with a decision by justices with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in their decision regarding 10 consolidated appeals of persons facing federal marijuana charges. What…
Rank this Week: 671

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 25

    DOJ should intervene in Harris Co. bail litigation, and other brief note

    DOJ should intervene in Harris Co. bail litigation, and other brief note
    Here's a quick roundup of items which merit Grits readers attention even if they haven't made it into independent posts:The Houston Chronicle's Mike Ward explained to KUT "Why Texas could close even more prisons."A fine for an offense which…
  • Aug 24

    Local #BlackLivesMatter police policy agenda pragmatic, achievable

    Local #BlackLivesMatter police policy agenda pragmatic, achievable
    The missus has been volunteering this year with the Austin Justice Coalition, and I really liked their recently announced agenda on police accountability, which included proposals to:Improve Austin PD's use of force policy (or in APD's…
  • Aug 21

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?
    In Kentucky, legislators are facing a revanchist push by Democrats to overturn 2011 legislation passed by that Republican-controlled body to reduce incarceration levels in local jails. What interested Grits most, though was the remarkable…
Rank this Week: 65

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Worcester Man Accused of Fourth Drunk Driving Offense

    Worcester Man Accused of Fourth Drunk Driving Offense
    Judges often say during sentencing that drunk driving is not like a lot of other crimes.  The reason for this is because it is a serious crime that can, and often does, result in the death of innocent victims that is often not taken…
  • Aug 21

    Woburn Drunk Driver Traveled 20 Miles in Wrong Direction

    Woburn Drunk Driver Traveled 20 Miles in Wrong Direction
    According to a recent news feature from Fox 25 Boston, troopers from the Massachusetts States Police (MSP) have arrested a man who allegedly drove his car for over 20 miles in the wrong direction of Route 128, which is a fairly major state…
  • Aug 17

    A Look at the Legal Limit for Drunk Driving

    A Look at the Legal Limit for Drunk Driving
    Despite what many people think, drinking and driving is not a crime.  It is perfectly legal for someone to have a beer and then get behind the wheel of a car and drive, so long as their blood alcohol content (BAC) is not at or above the…
Rank this Week: 4968

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial
    A Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed appellant Ryan O. Langley’s appeal of his convictions of DUI and driving at an unsafe speed. The court upheld prior precedent holding that (1) an information is required to include…
  • Aug 10

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Quashes DUI Appeal as Untimely

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Quashes DUI Appeal as Untimely
    The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently quashed Zebrick Hyreshie Jones’s appeal from his DUI judgement as untimely. In April 2014, Trooper Allar arrived beside a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of I-81. Trooper Allar observed…
  • Aug 2

    Strict DUI Laws in Rio de Janeiro

    Strict DUI Laws in Rio de Janeiro
    Many people from around the United States are traveling to Brazil to cheer on Team USA in the Olympics which starts in 3 days.  To many just attending an olympic games is a bucket list item which can be exhilarating and something…
Rank this Week: 2616

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Louisiana Flooding

    Louisiana Flooding
    First off, a prayer for all of the victims of the Louisiana flooding, take care. Now, the recovery begins. OSHA has many resources on detailing how to stay safe in the subsequent flood cleanup. See…
  • Aug 12

    Yates to USAO Manuel to OSHA (no more Tinkers to Evers to Chance)

    Yates to USAO Manuel to OSHA (no more Tinkers to Evers to Chance)
    An issue that has come to the forefront for the USDOJ is the decided lack of the prosecution of individuals in environmental criminal matters. In response, the USDOJ has hardened its stance as to the prosecution of individuals who engage...
  • Jul 18

    “Next Gen” Enforcement – An Example

    “Next Gen” Enforcement – An Example
    There has been a considerable “uptick” in civil Consent Agreement and Final Orders (“CAFOs”) executed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) Region 6. I have heard from numerous…
Rank this Week: 1383

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    New Hampshire Man Drowns in Boating Accident

    New Hampshire Man Drowns in Boating Accident
    Earlier this month a New Hampshire man was killed when his boat hit a rock. New Hampshire personal injury attorneys discuss boating accidents.
  • Aug 23

    United Airlines Sued for Wheelchair Acce

    United Airlines Sued for Wheelchair Acce
    A woman is suing United Airlines for failing to provide adequate wheelchair access. New Hampshire personal injury attorneys discuss plane injuries.
  • Aug 16

    At Waterparks, Injuries Happen in a Splash

    At Waterparks, Injuries Happen in a Splash
    A man suffered broken bones after flying off the edge of a waterslide. New Hampshire personal injury attorneys discuss waterpark safety.
Rank this Week: 2670

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep

    Consequences of a DUI Can Be Steep
    If you or a loved one is facing Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Illegal Substance (DUI) charges, do not take them lightly. Do not think that you will receive a slap on the wrist, even if it The post Consequences of a DUI Can…
  • Aug 22

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right
    Getting charged with a hit-and-run can potentially lead to significant fines and criminal penalties. Those fines and penalties are “enhanced” if you are convicted of a hit-and-run while intoxicated (DUI) and operating a motor…
  • Aug 18

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.
    If you or a loved have been charged with firearm related criminal charges, or are facing criminal charges related to owning or carrying a firearm, do not fight the government alone. The laws surrounding firearms in California are quite…
Rank this Week: 3083

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Was It A Robbery?

    Was It A Robbery?
    Whether you love or hate the Olympics, most people would agree they were beginning to run their course. The past three weeks were filled with inspirational stories and domination by a pair of Maryland athletes, but Rio also produced its share…
  • Aug 18

    Police Bust Large Scale Prostitution Ring

    Police Bust Large Scale Prostitution Ring
    What began as a small-scale prostitution investigation confined to Prince George’s County soon escalated into one of the largest statewide human trafficking busts in years. The PG County Police assigned undercover officers to track and…
  • Aug 12

    Governor Announces $3 Million To Fight Heroin

    Governor Announces $3 Million To Fight Heroin
    This past week the Governor’s Office in Annapolis announced that $3 million in state funds would be dedicated toward fighting the heroin epidemic in Maryland. Nearly a third of that money will provide funding for newly assigned heroin…
Rank this Week: 2465

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How do Judges Set Bail in Illinois?

    How do Judges Set Bail in Illinois?
    The Chicago Tribune reports that a Chicago man is currently being held at the Skokie courthouse jail with bail set at $250,000 for allegedly Tasering a 79-year old woman during an attempted robbery. The man is charged with aggravated battery…
  • Aug 23

    Illegal Gun Possession in Illinoi

    Illegal Gun Possession in Illinoi
    A new study out of the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health finds that lawful gun owners commit less than a fifth of gun crimes in the United States. The study traced the origins of every firearm recovered from crime scenes in 2008 and…
  • Aug 23

    Gangs in Chicago Appear to be Plotting Retaliatory Police Shooting

    Gangs in Chicago Appear to be Plotting Retaliatory Police Shooting
    Last month, African American teenager Paul O’Neal was killed when a Chicago police officer shot him in the back during a controversial arrest. This shooting has outraged the African American community in Chicago and has worsened the…
Rank this Week: 3205