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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: 4793

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/
  • Jul 31

    Kahan on Emotion in Criminal Law

    Kahan on Emotion in Criminal Law
    Dan M. Kahan (Yale University - Law School) has posted Two Conceptions of Two Conceptions of Emotion in Criminal Law: An Essay Inspired by Bill Stuntz (prepublication draft of Kahan, D. M. (2011). Two Conceptions of Two Conceptions of…
  • Jul 31

    Aliverti on The Wrong of Unlawful Immigration

    Aliverti on The Wrong of Unlawful Immigration
    Ana Aliverti (University of Warwick - School of Law) has posted The Wrongs of Unlawful Immigration (Criminal Law and Philosophy, DOI 10.1007/s11572-015-9377-y (pp 1-18) (Online First)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For too long, criminal law…
  • Jul 31

    Pfaff on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment

    Pfaff on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment
    John F. Pfaff (Fordham University School of Law) has posted Federal Sentencing in the States: Some Thoughts on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment (Hastings Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As the movement to reduce…
Rank this Week: 175

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 31

    Pedestrian Hit by Train, Still Have to Prove Liability

    Pedestrian Hit by Train, Still Have to Prove Liability
    For a pedestrian hit by train, survival is unlikely. And if the pedestrian does live through the accident, it’s usually not without severe, debilitating, and permanently disabling injuries. In order for that pedestrian—or/and the…
  • Jul 30

    How do I prove that a bus driver was at fault and caused my injury?

    How do I prove that a bus driver was at fault and caused my injury?
    To prove a bus driver at fault for a mass transit bus crash, whether you are a passenger or driver of another vehicle, you will need to gather official evidence from the police, compile your medical and property bills, and hire a bus crash…
  • Jul 29

    Overview of Pedestrian Laws in New Jersey

    Overview of Pedestrian Laws in New Jersey
    Pedestrian laws affect everyone in the state of New Jersey. As such, familiarizing yourself with those laws—whether you’re biking, driving, or walking—is vital to your safety as well as the security of others.Stopping for…
Rank this Week: 1961

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont
    The Finch complaint alleged that the defendants improperly placed the infant in non-kinship foster care; failed to provide federally mandated preventive and reunification services; arbitrarily restricted visits between the infant and his…
  • Jul 29

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont
    The court is also unpersuaded by Army's arguments that "this is essentially a claim for indemnity with defense" and that the defense and breach of contract claims herein are identical and duplicative of those asserted in the underlying…
  • Jul 26

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont
    During the second renewal period of the Agreement, the infant Joseph Stanley II was placed into care with foster parent Anita Nurse. On June 6, 2006, while in the custody of Ms. Nurse, the infant was injured. On or about August 2006, a Notice…
Rank this Week: 874

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/
  • Jul 31

    No Wilmer, No Cry

    No Wilmer, No Cry
    There is crying in baseball, especially when it involves the Mets. Wilmer Flores, the Mets' promising young infielder, who has been with the organization for seven years (since he was 16 years old), received a standing ovation after grounding…
  • Jul 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe
    Donkey HoteyGuest Blog Post by Tina DupuyThere’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner…
  • Jul 23

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case
    Whether it's a drunk driving (DUI), driver's license restoration, driving while license suspended or revoked, or even a drug possession or indecent exposure charge, the overwhelming majority of the cases I handle can trace their beginnings to…
  • Jul 27

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre
    In this article, I want to return to the subject of a 1st offense DUI, and look at it from the inside, meaning how it feels to be the person facing it. In Michigan, we technically have no such offense...
  • Jul 24

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI
    On both my website and this blog, I have written rather extensively about how sobriety is a necessary requirement to a successful license appeal. This is also the big turning point for someone facing a DUI, and who is determined...
Rank this Week: 1637

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jul 31

    Creative Commons License

    Creative Commons License
    Arizona Common Law is now using a creative commons license for all the material on this website, created by me.1  The creative commons license does not extend to items which I do not create or write, such as the issue indices or write…
  • Jul 20

    Finished Adding Arizona Case Law Reporters in Public Domain

    Finished Adding Arizona Case Law Reporters in Public Domain
    All of the Arizona case law reporters that are in the public domain are now added to the website.  The case law spans from 1866-1921.  This is an important resource for individuals research Arizona case law because these cases are…
  • Jul 10

    City of Glendale and Arizona Coyotes Lease Dispute

    City of Glendale and Arizona Coyotes Lease Dispute
    The lease dispute with the City of Glendale is putting a crimp in the Arizona Coyotes courting of free agents this off-season. “You’re honest with them,” Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney told the Arizona…
Rank this Week: 1010

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 31

    El Chapo's Lawyers Obtain Suspension of Arrest Order for Extradition

    El Chapo's Lawyers Obtain Suspension of Arrest Order for Extradition
    A court in Mexico has granted a request filed by El Chapo's lawyers to suspend the order of detention for purposes of extradition entered Wednesday. (Use google translate). The request for a writ of amparo against the detention order was…
  • Jul 31

    Friday Morning Open Thread.

    Friday Morning Open Thread.
    All persons welcome here. Open Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 31

    Hillary Clinton Letter to New York Time

    Hillary Clinton Letter to New York Time
    The Clinton campaign writes letters: I feel obliged to put into context just how egregious an error this story was. The New York Times is arguably the most important news outlet in the world and it rushed to put an erroneous story on the…
Rank this Week: 2

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Two Clay County Women Charged with Carjacking

    Two Clay County Women Charged with Carjacking
    Two women accused of shoplifting from a Fleming Island Kohl’s ran from deputies and then allegedly carjacked a driver on U.S. 17 in Green Cove Springs, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The women, a 47-year-old and a…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding Your Miranda Rights in Florida

    Understanding Your Miranda Rights in Florida
    As a U.S. citizen, you have what is known as Miranda Rights. The term Miranda Rights has its origins in a 1966 U.S. Supreme Court Case known as Miranda v. Arizona. The court’s ruling on this matter gives anyone in police custody or…
  • Jul 24

    Deputies Uncover Meth Lab in Home with Toddler

    Deputies Uncover Meth Lab in Home with Toddler
    Alachua County sheriff’s deputies arrested a mother Sunday night after they allegedly found a home inhabited by a toddler that was full of ingredients used to cook methamphetamine. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office was called to…
Rank this Week: 809

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Down Payment Programs Not a Scam, FHA to Tell Watchdog

    Down Payment Programs Not a Scam, FHA to Tell Watchdog
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. The Federal Housing Administration is expected to rebuff a government watchdog report that criticized down payment assistance programs, questioning why low-income borrowers are charged nominally higher mortgage rates for…
  • Jul 31

    Trial Continues in Case Against Real Estate Firm Co-Owner Accused of Ponzi Scheme

    Trial Continues in Case Against Real Estate Firm Co-Owner Accused of Ponzi Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. The trial of a Phoenix man accused of setting up a real estate Ponzi scheme during the Great Recession continued in Santa Ana on Tuesday. According to federal prosecutors who spoke with jurors at court, Michael J.…
  • Jul 31

    Valley Homeowners Say they Are Victims of Fraud

    Valley Homeowners Say they Are Victims of Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. The post Valley Homeowners Say they Are Victims of Fraud appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.
Rank this Week: 3

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Man Killed Good Samaritans Because Daughter Laughed at Him:  A Native American couple was shot and killed, and their daughter shot and wounded, after they stopped along a Montana roadside on Wednesday to help a man whose vehicle had...
  • Jul 31

    California Only Needs An Execution Protocol To Carry Out The Death Penalty

    California Only Needs An Execution Protocol To Carry Out The Death Penalty
    Michele Hanisee, Vice President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, has this post at the ADDA Blog.The world contains extremely dangerous and evil people who cannot be deterred by threat of incarceration.  I'm…
  • Jul 30

    Dylann Roof and the Race-of-Victim Bias Claim, Again

    Dylann Roof and the Race-of-Victim Bias Claim, Again
    The Marshall Project, a soft-on-crime advocacy organization masquerading as a journalism organization, has this article claiming that Dylann Roof is an anomaly in that he is a white person who will likely face the death penalty for the murder…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Jul 31

    Single Vehicle Crash State Highway 33 at milepost 17

    Single Vehicle Crash State Highway 33 at milepost 17
    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…
  • Jul 30

    Final Update: Two-Vehicle Crash Northbound Interstate 15 at Milepost 99

    Final Update: Two-Vehicle Crash Northbound Interstate 15 at Milepost 99
    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…
  • Jul 30

    Update: Two-vehicle crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99

    Update: Two-vehicle crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99
    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: 98

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579…

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579 (7-31-15)(Friedland and Murguia; concurrence by McKeown).  If the gov't promises immunity, it cannot then prosecute absent proof of a violation of the deal. In this case, the defendant was promised immunity for…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29,…

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29, 2015)(Ikuta with Fisher and Paez).  In a SR violation, what is the approach to determining whether uncharged criminal conduct is a "Crime of Violence" for grading purposes? It is an issue of…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164…

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164 (7-28-15)(Melloy with Bybee and Ikuta).  A defendant, changing his plea, is taking medication. What is the extent of the inquiry the court needs to make under Fed R Crim P. 11?  The 9th, affirming the…
Rank this Week: 205

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Help! I Cannot Pay My Credit Cards!

    Help! I Cannot Pay My Credit Cards!
    If you are reading this post, it is likely that you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are struggling to pay their bills as the country continues to cope with the economic recession.  Because the recession has resulted…
  • Jul 19

    What is a Bankruptcy Retainer Agreement?

    What is a Bankruptcy Retainer Agreement?
    If you are reading this post, it is likely that you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy – and you are not alone.  Due to the recent economic crises, many Georgians have made the important to decision to file for bankruptcy in…
  • Jul 19

    Bankruptcy Mills and Why You Should Avoid Them

    Bankruptcy Mills and Why You Should Avoid Them
    If you or a loved one are considering filing for bankruptcy, you have likely spent a good deal of time Googling and otherwise searching the Internet for information on the bankruptcy process and for information on bankruptcy lawyers and law…
Rank this Week: 2127

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Milwaukee Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Reddin & Singer, L.L.P.

http://www.milwaukeecriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Second-Degree Sexual Assault

    Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Second-Degree Sexual Assault
    Charges of a sex crime have the potential to ruin an individual’s life. Depending on the nature of the charges, convictions can carry lengthy prison terms and requirements to register on the sex offender registry over the course of the…
  • Jul 28

    Appeals Court Denies Wisconsin Man’s Request to Reduce His Child Pornography Sentence

    Appeals Court Denies Wisconsin Man’s Request to Reduce His Child Pornography Sentence
    In State v. Townsend, a Wisconsin man was indicted on two counts of possession of child pornography after he apparently admitted to possessing more than 1,000 illegal images on his computer. In response to the charges, the man entered a plea…
  • Jul 15

    The Stress of a Criminal Prosecution

    The Stress of a Criminal Prosecution
    The collateral damage that occurs when a person is the subject of a criminal prosecution is an under-estimated consequence of involvement in the criminal justice system. This subject came to mind recently when a client of the firm recently…
Rank this Week: 1289

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/
Rank this Week: 624

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Jul 31

    Michigan Exoneree Donya Davis and Others Call on Michigan to Change No Compensation Law

    Michigan Exoneree Donya Davis and Others Call on Michigan to Change No Compensation Law
    Donya Davis of Detroit describes the day he was declared innocent of a rape he didn’t commit as “great,” filled with family and excitement. But in the year following his exoneration, Davis says he’s had to confront an…
  • Jul 30

    Kirk Bloodsworth Urges Congress to Fund DNA Testing and Innocence Effort

    Kirk Bloodsworth Urges Congress to Fund DNA Testing and Innocence Effort
    In an op-ed in The Hill on Wednesday, Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA evidence in the United States, called for congress to support initiatives to fund DNA testing, support crime labs and enable forensic…
  • Jul 30

    Wagstaffe and Connor Fully Exonerated and Officially Innocent

    Wagstaffe and Connor Fully Exonerated and Officially Innocent
    The Daily News has reported that Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor were fully exonerated on July 27th after the state’s appeals courts shut down prosecutors’ attempts to overturn the decision that cleared them of murder and…
Rank this Week: 875

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 123

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Wilson Township Man Faces Several Criminal Charges Following Domestic Dispute

    Wilson Township Man Faces Several Criminal Charges Following Domestic Dispute
    Recently, 51-year-old Richard France was arrested on several weapons and other charges after he attempted to shoot out the tires of a vehicle containing two passengers during a domestic assault. According to a news report at Up North Live,…
  • Jul 30

    DUI Charges Against Tennessee State Representative Bill Beck Dismissed After Judge Reviews Video

    DUI Charges Against Tennessee State Representative Bill Beck Dismissed After Judge Reviews Video
    In April of this year, Tennessee State Representative Bill Beck was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. Now, after reviewing a police video of the stop, Cheatham County Judge Phillip Maxey has dismissed the charges against the…
  • Jul 28

    Drug Dealer, Three Teens Arrested Following Search of Home in Logan, UT

    Drug Dealer, Three Teens Arrested Following Search of Home in Logan, UT
    On Tuesday July 21, a search warrant was served by the Cache-Rich Drug Task Force on a home located in Logan, Utah after it was suspected there were illegal drugs in the home located in the area of 300 North and 300 East, according to a news…
Rank this Week: 807

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    California Prosecutor May Bring Manslaughter Charges for Collapsed Balcony

    California Prosecutor May Bring Manslaughter Charges for Collapsed Balcony
    Recently, prosecutors in Oakland, California announced they opened up a criminal investigation into the fatal balcony collapse that occurred on June 17 near the UC Berkeley campus.  Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley…
  • Jul 29

    California Death Penalty Debate Back on the Table

    California Death Penalty Debate Back on the Table
    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has announced it will seek the death penalty against a mother (Pearl Fernandez) and her boyfriend (Isauro Aguirre), who have been accused of the torturing and death of the woman’s…
  • Jul 24

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Would Keep Violent Offenders in Prison Longer

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Would Keep Violent Offenders in Prison Longer
    As a practitioner in the criminal law field, it is part of my job to keep updated on new case law that will affect my clients.  This blog will seek to explain to you the latest development in criminal case law—coming from our…
Rank this Week: 2353

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense law, including recent policy changes and supreme court rulings. By Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Embezzlement On Hollywood Insurance Company, Two Nabbed

    Embezzlement On Hollywood Insurance Company, Two Nabbed
    Two women from a Hollywood insurance company were arrested for stealing more than $24,578. Giovanna Corina Rodriguez, 31 years old from Hollywood and Nadelie Haston, 41 years old from Pembroke Pines were accused of stealing money that was…
  • Jul 30

    Prison Escapees and the Right to Use Deadly Force

    Prison Escapees and the Right to Use Deadly Force
    An incident involving two convicted New York prisoners who escaped from a maximum security jail brought much attention to the issue on how far an enforcer’s right to use deadly force against escapees could go. Out of the two escapees…
  • Jul 28

    Jailhouse Informant Testimony: Issues on Evidence Admissibility

    Jailhouse Informant Testimony: Issues on Evidence Admissibility
    When defendants are declared guilty of committing a capital crime, they are either sentenced to live the rest of their lives in prison, or they are quite literally killed by the state. There is so much at stake involved in capital crimes. A…
Rank this Week: 1124

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Government Appeals Landmark Insider Trading Decision to the Supreme Court

    U.S. Government Appeals Landmark Insider Trading Decision to the Supreme Court
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Rimma Tsvasman, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department in New York. Rimma concentrates her practice on corporate and securities transactions, investment management…
  • Jul 30

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer

    Attorney General Kane Files Wiretap Charges Against Two Lawyer
    This post was co-authored by David F. Herman, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. He serves an editor of the firm’s Data Privacy Alert blog, which focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. David…
  • Jul 14

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Non-Incarceration Sentence for Beanie Baby Creator

    Seventh Circuit Upholds Non-Incarceration Sentence for Beanie Baby Creator
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. On Friday, the Seventh Circuit upheld what it determined to be a substantively reasonable sentence for billionaire Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie…
Rank this Week: 2159

Richard B. Huttner Blog

Richard B. Huttner Blog

Provides information on Denver criminal defense.

http://www.criminallawyerdenver.com/denver-criminal-defense-blog/
  • Jul 31

    What Constitutes A Marijuana DUI In Denver?

    What Constitutes A Marijuana DUI In Denver?
    In Colorado, police can arrest drivers for DUI if their blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent or higher. (This limit applies to adults over the age of 21; for those under 21 years of age it is only 0.2 percent.) The Centennial State has also…
  • Jul 1

    Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Violence? What To Do

    Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Violence? What To Do
    No one ever wants to be put in the position of being wrongfully accused of domestic violence but if you find yourself in this situation, the decisions you make about how you conduct yourself can make a big difference in how your case is dealt…
  • Jun 2

    Misdemeanor DUI vs. Felony DUI in Colorado

    Misdemeanor DUI vs. Felony DUI in Colorado
    In Colorado, a DUI can be considered either a felony or a misdemeanor crime. No matter how it is being treated, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting expert advice from a Denver DUI attorney and understand the differences…
Rank this Week: 2275

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Resisting Unlawful Arrest

    Resisting Unlawful Arrest
    We are seeing an increase in news about people resisting arrest. These mishaps began to enter the public consciousness with the  Rodney King video release, and continue through situations like the  Trayvon Martin case in Florida.…
  • Jul 24

    A Romero Motion Can Help Avoid Third Strike Punishment

    A Romero Motion Can Help Avoid Third Strike Punishment
    California voters passed Proposition 184 in 1994. Proposition 184 created the “Three Strikes” sentencing law, significantly increasing the penalties for second and third offenders of serious felonies. According to the California…
  • Jul 20

    What is a California Expungement? What Should I Know?

    What is a California Expungement? What Should I Know?
    Whether you have a felony, misdemeanor, or infraction conviction, you can petition the court to expunge your criminal record. However, it is a common misunderstanding in California that getting a California Expungement means you get your…
Rank this Week: 4320

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    Depending upon the ticket you have, the court your case is in, and other factors such as your driving record, it may be a case that I can handle without you having to come to court. Contact me today to find out. Video Transcription Do you…
  • Jul 30

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket
    Find out how and when to pre-pay your ticket. Keep in mind, when you pre-pay you are saying “I’m guilty”. Contact me today to see what other options you might have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche.…
  • Jul 29

    [VIDEO] Can the Police Search Your Car Based on Marijuana Odor?

    [VIDEO] Can the Police Search Your Car Based on Marijuana Odor?
    In Virginia the law says that if the officer smells the odor of marijuana, that alone is enough suspicion that there’s marijuana in the vehicle and therefore the officer has the right to search it because your vehicle is a movable…
Rank this Week: 1064

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/
  • Jul 31

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy
    Last night's Texas House County Affairs Committee hearing on the Sandra Bland episode sounds like it included some dramatic moments and received significant press coverage. (Grits was driving home from Lubbock and couldn't go.) Certainly, it…
  • Jul 30

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel
    In an apparent effort to provide independent review of the death of Sandra Bland, Waller County DA Elton Mathis has established a panel of volunteer lawyers to investigate the case.According to Texas Lawyer, the panel of four attorneys only…
  • Jul 28

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'
    This morning, I received a text from the missus* who suggested that, in 2017, reprised legislation to limit police arresting motorists for Class C misdemeanors should be titled, "The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act." Clever gal. Bud Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 79

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

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

    A Day in the Life...Community Service from the Perspective of a Resource Coordinator
    Jeffrey Seplowe, BCS Resource Coordinator, in the grey shirtAs a Resource Coordinator I am usually stationed in courtrooms, providing alternative sanction recommendations to judges that include but are not limited to community service, social…
  • Jul 22

    BCS Helps Out Harmony Day

    BCS Helps Out Harmony Day
    Hi everyone,On July 21, BCS participated in the annual Harmony Day Picnic, a success event by NYPD at Van Cortland Park. The goal of Harmony Day is to provide a place for police officers and the community to come together to enjoy a warm day…
  • Jul 15

    BCS Helps Prepare for a Mural on the 177th Street Bridge

    BCS Helps Prepare for a Mural on the 177th Street Bridge
    Preparing for a mural to go up on the 177th Street BridgeOn June 18, 2015, BCS Community Service was invited to participate in the first stages of a graffiti removal/mural project by priming the East 177th Street Bridge, between the Bronx…
Rank this Week: 1204

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Confederate Flag Incident Results in Alabama Arrest

    Confederate Flag Incident Results in Alabama Arrest
    Following the tragic, fatal shootings in South Carolina at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, there has been a lot of talk on the news about Confederate flags and whether or not they should be displayed at public buildings. While…
  • Jul 25

    University of Alabama Student Arrested with Thousands of Pill

    University of Alabama Student Arrested with Thousands of Pill
    According to a recent news article from The Daily Caller, a student at the University of Alabama was recently arrested for allegedly possessing around 10,000 Xanax pills, and over 140 grams of marijuana. Authorities say they arrested the…
  • Jul 20

    Alabama Deputy Sheriff Injured in DUI Chase

    Alabama Deputy Sheriff Injured in DUI Chase
    According to a recent news article from My Fox Alabama, a sheriff’s deputy from Williamson County, Alabama was hospitalized following a late night chase of a drunk driving suspect that ended in a car accident. Authorities say the…
Rank this Week: 628

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: 2939

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 1481

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Police Pursuit and Shootout on I-55 Leads to Two Arrest

    Police Pursuit and Shootout on I-55 Leads to Two Arrest
    A Herald report indicated that Luke Bertolini, a Manhattan, IL resident, is facing several charges in relation to a shootout near Channahon, including aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, reckless discharge, and criminal damage to property.…
  • Jul 29

    Fatal Hit-and-Run in Chicago Results in Reckless Homicide Charge

    Fatal Hit-and-Run in Chicago Results in Reckless Homicide Charge
    According to a report from the Tribune, a woman from Oak Lawn was charged with reckless homicide, along with several other crimes, after a fatal hit-and-run accident on Oak Park Avenue. The accident occurred shortly after midnight when the…
  • Jul 24

    Florida State Quarterback Charged with Battery

    Florida State Quarterback Charged with Battery
    On June 30, Florida State University quarterback De’Andre Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery from an incident in which he allegedly punched a 21-year-old woman in a bar. According to prosecutors, Johnson was involved in a…
Rank this Week: 2877

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/
  • Jul 31

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    This week, the General Assembly passed H774, which, if signed by the governor or allowed to become law without his signature, would make two significant changes in the administration of the death penalty. Specifically, it would allow a…
  • Jul 30

    The Early Impact of Rodriguez v. United State

    The Early Impact of Rodriguez v. United State
    About three months ago, the United States Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. United States, __ U.S. __, 135 S. Ct. 1609 (2015). I wrote about it here. In a nutshell, the Court ruled that once the purpose of a traffic stop has been addressed…
  • Jul 29

    Whose Call on Confederate Flag License Plates?

    Whose Call on Confederate Flag License Plates?
    Following the shooting deaths of nine black worshippers in June at a historically significant Charleston church and South Carolina’s subsequent removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House, some have called upon…
Rank this Week: 1038

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    1. @Avvo . . . 4. Profit!!!

    1. @Avvo . . . 4. Profit!!!
    For reasons that oftentimes eludes me, I get pitched by new legal tech start-ups, seeking to gain my approval of their business and, gasp, write something nice about them.  Enthusiastic young people, sometimes lawyers, explain to me in…
  • Jul 31

    The Government, By Any Other Name (Update)

    The Government, By Any Other Name (Update)
    In federal court, criminal cases are captioned as “United States of America against” who (or what) ever.  The etiquette is to call the prosecution “the Government,” though I tend to spell it in written submissions…
  • Jul 31

    Objectified in Austin

    Objectified in Austin
    My tax dollars pay to maintain the streets in this city and I deserve to run down them without being sexually objectified or reduced to my biology.  —Anna Aldridge The video of an actress walking the “ethnic” streets of…
Rank this Week: 63

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment
    Paul Beckmannpled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography after having been previously convicted and sentenced for possession of child pornography in 2001. See 18 U.S. Code §2252A(a)(5)(B), (b)(2). The [U.S.…
  • Jul 29

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"
    This post examines an opinion the Criminal Court – City of New York issued on July 14, 2015:  People v. Marian, 2015 WL 4231664.  The opinion begins by noting that[t]his Court occasionally is presented with an accusatory…
  • Jul 27

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case
     After I found the pocket dial case, I did a search in Westlaw for "butt dial" cases . . . and found one, which was decided a few weeks ago:  Dietenberger v. Marcott, 2015 WL 3623647 (Court of Appeals of Iowa 2015). The…
Rank this Week: 1740

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2208

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 605

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2113

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
  • Jul 25

    What is a Cuckservative?

    What is a Cuckservative?
    A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and…
Rank this Week: 164

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 31

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction
    Laura Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).Karen Tani“Black lives matter.” When spoken in law schools, these words have had a particular subtext. They expressed outrage at…
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
Rank this Week: 317

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

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

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3798

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2625

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    What rights do you have on an automobile stops by the police?

    What rights do you have on an automobile stops by the police?
    In the wake of several high profile and tragic motor vehicle stops, it is a good idea to know and understand your rights and obligations on a motor vehicle stop. While you do have rights, you cannot act accordingly unless you know what they…
  • Jul 17

    The National Driver Register (NDR)

    The National Driver Register (NDR)
      The NDR is a database of information about drivers maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is similar to but distinct from the Driver’s License Compact among the states. The NDR maintains records of…
  • Jul 12

    The Interstate Driver License Compact – the mechanism by which your New York State moving violation is recorded to your home state’s driving record

    The Interstate Driver License Compact – the mechanism by which your New York State moving violation is recorded to your home state’s driving record
    The Interstate Driver License Compact is a compact used to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward them to the home state where the driver is licensed. The theory isone driver,…
Rank this Week: 2374

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Jul 30

    Federal Convictions Based On Willful Blindness – Is This Fair?

    Federal Convictions Based On Willful Blindness – Is This Fair?
    Willful Blindness is a theory of liability in the federal criminal justice system that just doesn’t seem fair.  The doctrine of willful blindness helps prosecutors convict defendants who deliberately shield themselves from clear…
  • Jul 14

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?
    One of the most disconcerting things for a defendant to face is when they sit in trial for a crime they allegedly committed and see the prosecutor engaging in behavior that is wrong in every sense of the word. The legal term is…
  • May 24

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law
    Any reputable criminal defense attorney knows how important it is to assess a client’s criminal case for any potential legal defenses to the crime(s) being charged.  There are specific defenses that are in the California criminal…
Rank this Week: 2450

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jul 30

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation
    Yesterday Kelly Case, Judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas, found the remainder of Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional, and dismissed the case against a defendant charged with that crime.1 Scared…
  • Jul 30

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap
    Here’s a quick summary (more than a soundbite, less than a brief) of the status of the remains of Texas’s online-solicitation-of-a-minor statute. The statute forbids adults soliciting people whom they believe are minors to have…
  • Jul 18

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex
    From Texas Penal Code Section 43.021, effective September 1: (a) A person commits an offense if, in return for receipt of a fee, the person knowingly: (1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or (2) ……
Rank this Week: 232

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
  • Jul 30

    Government Brings Newman to the Supreme Court

    Government Brings Newman to the Supreme Court
    Two days shy of its August 1 deadline, the government has petitioned the Supreme Court for review of US v. Newman, the landmark case in which the Second Circuit held that tippees cannot be held liable for insider trading absent proof that…
  • Jul 17

    Duka Cites Lack of Commission Review as Evidence of ALJs’ Significant Authority

    Duka Cites Lack of Commission Review as Evidence of ALJs’ Significant Authority
    In the ongoing federal court case between Barbara Duka and the SEC in which Duka is trying to stop an administrative enforcement action against her, Duka filed a brief this week opposing the SEC’s motion to dismiss her…
  • Jul 17

    DC Circuit Finds SEC’s Failure to Act in 180 Days Does Not Require Dismissal of Enforcement Action

    DC Circuit Finds SEC’s Failure to Act in 180 Days Does Not Require Dismissal of Enforcement Action
    Section 4E of the Securities Exchange Act gives the SEC 180 days to file an enforcement action after the Division of Enforcement issues a Wells notice. According to the D.C. Circuit, the SEC’s failure to act within that timeframe is not…
Rank this Week: 2847