Most Popular Criminal Law Blawgs Expanded View List View

Blogs 1 - 45 of 635
Sort by Popularity | Sort by Name | Sorted by Last Post Date

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 26

    Skopek on Reasonable Expectations of Anonymity

    Skopek on Reasonable Expectations of Anonymity
    Jeffrey M. Skopek (University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law) has posted Reasonable Expectations of Anonymity (Virginia Law Review, Vol. 101, pp. 691-762, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court has concluded that the Fourth…
  • Jul 26

    Dillof on Criminal Liability for Aggregate Harm Offense

    Dillof on Criminal Liability for Aggregate Harm Offense
    Anthony M. Dillof (Wayne State University Law School) has posted Possession, Child Pornography and Proportionality: Criminal Liability for Aggregate Harm Offenses on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal prosecution of individuals for…
  • Jul 26

    Gilchrist on Corruption Law after McDonnell

    Gilchrist on Corruption Law after McDonnell
    Gregory M. Gilchrist (University of Toledo College of Law) has posted Corruption Law after McDonnell: Not Dead Yet (University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many regard the recent Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 97

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 26

    Tuesday Afternoon Open thread

    Tuesday Afternoon Open thread
    Open Thread. Bill Clinton tonight in the 10 o'clock hour. Also Meryl Streep and Alicia Keys. At 8 Mothers of the Movement. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 26

    My Day In Philly at the DNC

    My Day In Philly at the DNC
    I start at the 12 minute mark and drone on for an hour. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 26

    Scott "Chachi" Baio Being Unavailable, Trump Provides Omarosa As Foreign Policy Expert

    Scott "Chachi" Baio Being Unavailable, Trump Provides Omarosa As Foreign Policy Expert
    .@OMAROSA discusses @HillaryClinton foriegn policy failures @GOP response at @DemConvention #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/q4qLQaPGye— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) July 26, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
Rank this Week: 2

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

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

    The latest government data on marijuana use and attitude

    The latest government data on marijuana use and attitude
    This new USA Today article, headlined "Study examines evolving rates, perceptions of marijuana use," reports on some new data on marijuana consumption and related topics in the United States. Here are excerpts from the press report…
  • Jul 25

    Effective coverage of RNC and DNC marijuana reform realitie

    Effective coverage of RNC and DNC marijuana reform realitie
    Last month in this post, I highlighted that, at Marijuana.com, Tom Angell does a great job covering news on the marijuana reform law and politics front. The latest posts from this past week highlight why serious marijuana reform students…
  • Jul 22

    "Republican support for legal marijuana hits a new high: For the first time Republicans narrowly support legalizing marijuana"

    "Republican support for legal marijuana hits a new high: For the first time Republicans narrowly support legalizing marijuana"
    The title of this post is the headline of this summary report by YouGov of the results of its latest polling on marijuana reform opinions. Here is some of the text of the report: YouGov's latest research shows that most Americans still…
Rank this Week: 1823

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    How Not to Gavel Open a Convention

    How Not to Gavel Open a Convention
    Following up on my post yesterday, here is how not to do it....
  • Jul 26

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Study finds Violent Crime Rising in US Cities:  A new report indicates that violent crime in several major U.S. cities is on the rise.  Wesley Bruer of CNN reports that the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) released its midyear…
  • Jul 26

    The Correct Procedure to Challenge Prison Discipline

    The Correct Procedure to Challenge Prison Discipline
    Habeas corpus is the correct procedure for persons who claim they are wrongly imprisoned.  For any other civil rights claim in federal court by a state prisoner, the correct procedure is a suit under the civil rights law, 42 U.S.C....
Rank this Week: 266

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 1773

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: 619

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jul 26

    EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2.

    EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2.
    EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 26, 2016 This is part 2 of my effort to demonstrate that we do not take the 4th Amendment seriously (part 1 is…
  • Jul 13

    TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE.

    TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE.
    TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 13, 2016 In Utah v. Strieff, 579 U.S. __ (June 20, 2016), the U.S. Supreme Court continued to whittle away at the exclusionary rule. For the…
  • Jul 7

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE?

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE?
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE? Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 7, 2016 Last year, changes were made to the Maine statute that prohibits people in various circumstances from possessing…
Rank this Week: 851

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 539

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    Rape Victim Files Lawsuit After Being Jailed in Texa

    Rape Victim Files Lawsuit After Being Jailed in Texa
    The tactics of prosecutors in Texas often make headlines for the wrong kinds of reasons but an incident in which a rape victim was jailed in Houston is shocking even by the standards of the Lone Star State. In Harris County, a prosecutor…
  • Jul 20

    Texas Beauty Queen Loses Her Crown After Her Criminal Record is Revealed

    Texas Beauty Queen Loses Her Crown After Her Criminal Record is Revealed
    Having a criminal record can severely impact your life by barring you from jobs and accolades, even years after a conviction. This was graphically illustrated when a beauty queen in Texas was stripped of her crown after her criminal record…
  • Jul 7

    Supreme Court Backs Laws That Make DWI Breath Test Refusal a Crime

    Supreme Court Backs Laws That Make DWI Breath Test Refusal a Crime
      Controversial laws in states such as Texas that make it a crime for a drunk driving suspect to refuse a breath test have been backed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest court in the land has provided greater clarity on what…
Rank this Week: 2423

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360…

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360 (7-22-16)(Bybee with Kozinski; O'Scannlain dissenting).  The police interrogated petitioner for hours about a fatal gang. Petitioner finally said: "I don't want to talk no more." The police followed up,…
  • Jul 26

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949…

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949 (7-25-16)(en banc)(Murguia; Reinhardt concurring and Bybee concurring).  In an en banc opinion, the 9th found the state petitioner's federal habeas timely under AEDPA.  It was timely because the…
  • Jul 25

    Ayala v. Chappell, No. 13-99005…

    Ayala v. Chappell, No. 13-99005 (7-2-16)(Christen with Kozinski and Bybee). The 9th affirms the denial of a capital habeas petition.  The main IAC focus was on the decision not to abandon a trial strategy (no gang involvement) in light…
Rank this Week: 2524

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Can you seal your criminal record after going to jail in Texas?

    Can you seal your criminal record after going to jail in Texas?
    Nondisclosures of Misdemeanor Jail Sentences A nondisclosure in Texas is the legal mechanism used to seal a person’s criminal history so that no one other than law enforcement agencies or a state license agencies have access to the…
  • Jul 14

    Driving While Intoxicated and Involuntary Intoxication

    Driving While Intoxicated and Involuntary Intoxication
    DWIs and Involuntary Intoxication in Texas Involuntary intoxication occurs in instances where a person tricks another person into taking drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, a common example of this when a person slips a drug, usually a sedative,…
  • Jul 5

    “Sudden Passion” Murder Cases in Texa

    “Sudden Passion” Murder Cases in Texa
    Sudden Passion and Murder in Texas A wife comes home early one day and discovers her husband engaged in sexual activity with another woman. Immediately enraged, the woman goes to her closet, retrieves her gun, and kills both her husband and…
Rank this Week: 1978

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Admissibility of a Criminal Conviction in a Utah Trial

    The Admissibility of a Criminal Conviction in a Utah Trial
    Evidence of a Criminal Conviction Involving Dishonesty Dr. Taylor started treating Mr. Robinson in 2003 for chronic back pain and degenerative disc disease. He prescribed various pain medications to Mr. Robinson over the next three years, but…
  • Jul 21

    What is the Scope of a Gramma Request?

    What is the Scope of a Gramma Request?
    What Exactly can be Obtained Through a Gramma Request? Article I, section 14 of the Utah Constitution prohibits state actors from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures. The state can seize evidence without violating section 14 if it…
  • Jul 12

    Specific Intent to Commit a Crime Must be Proved by the Stated

    Specific Intent to Commit a Crime Must be Proved by the Stated
    Prosecutors Must Prove that the Defendant had the Specific Intent Required In the recent Carrera case the Utah Supreme Court addressed what prosecutors must prove when the elements of a crime require a specific intent. Salt…
Rank this Week: 2308

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    First Things to Do After a Auto Accident

    First Things to Do After a Auto Accident
    The first few minutes following a car accident are sure to be filled with confusion. In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to do and say things that can hurt you in the end while forgetting to complete the necessary tasks that anyone who…
  • Jul 14

    Flight Risk and How It’s Determined

    Flight Risk and How It’s Determined
    There are many things you might want to be in life, but when you’re facing criminal charges, a flight risk isn’t one of them. Once you’ve been arrested, though, the degree to which you meet that designation will determine…
  • Jun 19

    Are Personal Injury Claims Taxable?

    Are Personal Injury Claims Taxable?
    If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you are probably considering the impact on your finances. You may already have fought for and won a fair amount of compensation. The facts of your case will…
Rank this Week: 3814

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    False Rape Accusations: is this a Thing?

    False Rape Accusations: is this a Thing?
    Even criminal defense attorneys, like me, need to be reminded occasionally about the presumption of innocence. I read a piece recently in Seattle’s “Stranger” about Matt Hickey (no joke, that’s his name), a well known…
  • Jul 20

    Technology: The Best Tool To Target Terrorism?

    Technology: The Best Tool To Target Terrorism?
    OK, this time it’s personal. It hasn’t been, lately; I’ve been watching the recent carnage in a sort of state of shock. It seems surreal, as if it can’t really be happening. Not part of my world. Too horrible. And sad.…
  • Jun 8

    Ten Ways Technology Changed Law Practice

    Ten Ways Technology Changed Law Practice
    My law firm is older than the Internet. I hate it when I say stuff like that. It makes me sound so old. I don’t feel old. I definitely don’t act old. I’m one of those annoying old guys who overuses the word…
Rank this Week: 4641

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1895

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case
    Most people pray for nice weather when they go camping, but the severe storm that rolled through on Saturday night likely saved a number of lives after a drunk driver drove over numerous tents in St. Croix State Park east of Hinckley.…
  • Jul 25

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime
    These days it seems like there’s an app for everything, and the Minneapolis Police Department is getting in on the fun. The Minneapolis Police Department is making it easier for the public to report crimes anonymously through a handy…
  • Jul 21

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client
    If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard about the alleged “exotic car” speeding case. According to police, a dozen drivers in exotic cars topped over 100 miles per hour while driving from the west metro to a…
Rank this Week: 3419

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/
  • Jul 26

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case

    Severe Storm Saves Countless Lives in Tent Crashing DUI Case
    Most people pray for nice weather when they go camping, but the severe storm that rolled through on Saturday night likely saved a number of lives after a drunk driver drove over numerous tents in St. Croix State Park east of Hinckley.…
  • Jul 25

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime

    Anonymous Tip App Helping Minneapolis Police Fight Crime
    These days it seems like there’s an app for everything, and the Minneapolis Police Department is getting in on the fun. The Minneapolis Police Department is making it easier for the public to report crimes anonymously through a handy…
  • Jul 21

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client

    Avery Gets Reckless Driving Charges Tossed For Two Client
    If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard about the alleged “exotic car” speeding case. According to police, a dozen drivers in exotic cars topped over 100 miles per hour while driving from the west metro to a…
Rank this Week: 821

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 26

    "The Death Penalty and the Fifth Amendment"

    "The Death Penalty and the Fifth Amendment"
    The title of this post is the title of this essay authored by Joseph Blocker and just published online by the Northwestern Law Review. Here is part of the introduction: Can the Supreme Court find unconstitutional something that the text...
  • Jul 26

    Looking at juvenile justice in a worldly way

    Looking at juvenile justice in a worldly way
    Recenlty posted to SSNR are these two chapters from a recenly published book of essays titled "Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective": One Theme or Many? The Search for a Deep Structure in Global Juvenile Justice by Franklin…
  • Jul 25

    Increases in murders reported in many major cities from police chief

    Increases in murders reported in many major cities from police chief
    This new Wall Street Journal article, headlined "Murders Rise in 29 of Largest U.S. Cities in First Half of 2016: Homicides in Chicago and Orlando, Fla., contribute to much of the increase," reports on the latest bad news about…
Rank this Week: 463

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Morning Radio: Stevie's Tuesday

    Morning Radio: Stevie's Tuesday
    Tuesday. 24 new businesses opened in Hobbs in June.Local, local, local.Jobs for Hobbs.Get a copy of the Sunday Hobbs News Sun business section and make a concerted effort to support those businesses.I support those brave men and women who…
  • Jul 26

    Top Ten: July 26, 2016

    Top Ten: July 26, 2016
    Only one today.Last night, I put biscuits in the oven.  They came out warm and golden brown.  I cut one in half and let the butter melt.  I grilled a Boca All-American classic.  Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and a…
  • Jul 25

    Top Ten: July 25, 2016

    Top Ten: July 25, 2016
    10.  John Henry Browns's new book, The Devil's Defender, Chicago Review Press (2016).  I've been waiting for this one for some time now.  Tore through it in a couple of days.  One of the best memoirs of a trial attorney…
Rank this Week: 1409

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    If Only Cops Were More Like Customer Service Represenative

    If Only Cops Were More Like Customer Service Represenative
    That people are searching for solutions to improve the relationship between police and the public is good. Better than good. Great. But that doesn’t mean any idea that fits inside a fortune cookie is worthy of serious consideration,…
  • Jul 26

    Judge John Kane: The Penile Plethysmograph Is Nut

    Judge John Kane: The Penile Plethysmograph Is Nut
    The plea agreement was contingent upon whether a state court conviction for child pornography compelled a mandatory minimum of ten years.  When the 10th Circuit held it did, District of Colorado Senior Judge John Kane’s hands were…
  • Jul 25

    But Is It Leprosy?

    But Is It Leprosy?
    Commenter: Seems to me she has leprosy. Does she have leprosy? Me: What makes you think she has leprosy? Commenter: I don’t know. That’s why I asked you. Don’t do this. I get it. You have no clue what you’re talking…
Rank this Week: 51

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Second Convicted Inmate Scheduled for Release in Massive Health Care Fraud

    Second Convicted Inmate Scheduled for Release in Massive Health Care Fraud
    Following up on an article posted here last September, the second of five defendants who was convicted of bribery charges that stemmed from a fraud that amounted to millions in duplicitous Medicaid and food stamps payments will be released…
  • Jun 28

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted
    In 2014, new laws regarding the crime of human trafficking were passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The criminal aspect of these new laws were tested for the first time earlier last month (May 2016)…
  • May 10

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction
    A one-time law student was convicted of conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in association with the role he played in a drug ring that used the Internet to order synthetic chemicals from China and…
Rank this Week: 3539

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 26

    Court of Appeals Rules That Probationer Was Not in Custody When Handcuffed for Safety Reason

    Court of Appeals Rules That Probationer Was Not in Custody When Handcuffed for Safety Reason
    Generally, custody occurs under Miranda when a suspect is handcuffed even if the suspect is not informed that he or she is under arrest for a crime. However, there are exceptions, as evidenced by the recent North Carolina Court of Appeals…
  • Jul 25

    Podcast Update: Episode 2 Now Available

    Podcast Update: Episode 2 Now Available
    In a previous post, I announced the release of our new podcast, Beyond the Bench. The reaction to the first episode was positive, and I’m happy to say that the second episode is now available. It’s on our podcast website, in…
  • Jul 22

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Six police officers were shot on Sunday in Baton Rouge in yet another targeted attack on law enforcement officers.  Three of the officers died and the gunman later was killed in a shootout.  Early reports suggest that the shooter,…
Rank this Week: 460

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 26

    Of Firms and Fee

    Of Firms and Fee
    Kathryn Judge, Intermediary Influence, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 573 (2015).Tom C.W. LinProminent economic theories rooted in the seminal work of Ronald Coase have long suggested that firms in a marketplace exist and work to reduce transaction…
  • Jul 25

    Classing up the Agency

    Classing up the Agency
    Administrative Conference of the United States, Aggregate Agency Adjudication, Final Report (June 9, 2016) Administrative Conference of the United States, Administrative Conference Recommendation 2016-2, Aggregation of Similar Claims in…
  • Jul 22

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?

    A Federalism Stake in the Heart of the Unitary Executive?
    Leah M. Litman, Taking Care of Federal Law, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1289 (2015).Peter ShaneThe passing of Justice Antonin Scalia removes from the Supreme Court its most strident modern advocate of the “unitary executive”…
Rank this Week: 721

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/
  • Jul 25

    Bad Parking Job Leads to DUI Arrest

    Bad Parking Job Leads to DUI Arrest
    When police officers are out on patrol looking for drivers who might be DUI in Los Angeles, they watch for vehicles weaving in and out of traffic, veering over the center line and blowing through stop signs and other traffic signals. In…
  • Jul 20

    DUI Firefighter Will Cost City $5 Million

    DUI Firefighter Will Cost City $5 Million
    Courts don’t hold a city responsible when an off-duty employee drinks too much and faces charges of DUI. But if that city employee is DUI in Los Angeles when on the job, the result could be costly for his/her employer. One recent…
  • Jul 20

    Spokane Prosecutor Gets Tough on DUI Driver

    Spokane Prosecutor Gets Tough on DUI Driver
    In 2014, 9,967 people in the U.S. lost their lives in DUI-related crashes. Of that number, 882 deaths occurred in California, with some of those due to Los Angeles DUIs. But these figures don’t reflect the number of people whose lives…
Rank this Week: 3965

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/
  • Jul 25

    Washington State Supreme Court Rules DUI Sobriety Tests Aren’t Unreasonable Search

    Washington State Supreme Court Rules DUI Sobriety Tests Aren’t Unreasonable Search
    What evidence should a judge permit police to present during a DUI trial? If a driver suspected of DUI in Los Angeles refuses to take a field sobriety test, for example, should the court allow police officers to use that as evidence against…
  • Jul 22

    Celebration Nets Teen Another DUI Arrest

    Celebration Nets Teen Another DUI Arrest
    A driver might be very happy when a judge reduces a charge of DUI in Los Angeles to a lesser charge, like wet reckless. But getting intoxicated and driving down a busy main street is not a good way to celebrate. Just ask 18-year-old Lucas…
  • Jul 20

    Passengers At Risk with DUI Drivers: a Scary Cautionary Tale

    Passengers At Risk with DUI Drivers: a Scary Cautionary Tale
    Police officers frequently find passengers in a vehicle when they’ve pulled someone over for DUI in Los Angeles. All too often those passengers suffer critical and sometimes fatal injuries if the car hits a light pole, another car or a…
Rank this Week: 4263

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    "WE. WILL. RISE." .....

    "WE. WILL. RISE." .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:CORY BOOKER, YOUR NEXT BIG STAR OF THE DEMOCRACTIC PARTY .....While some of you may be supporters of Hillary, and others may support The Donald, I think we can all agree, as trial attorneys, that we all love it when we get…
  • Jul 24

    IN COLD BLOOD

    IN COLD BLOOD
    Here's our take on the police shooting an unarmed black therapist who was lying on his back with his hands in the air:Trial and appellate courts often hold that people who the police claim consented to search had a right to refuse. We…
  • Jul 22

    A LITTLE FRIDAY THROWBACK

    A LITTLE FRIDAY THROWBACK
    A little Village people coming at ya...Site Feed
Rank this Week: 283

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Jul 25

    Entrapment: The Most Important Requirement for Your Defense Revealed

    Entrapment: The Most Important Requirement for Your Defense Revealed
    In a recent case the Arizona Supreme Court held that the entrapment defense afforded under A.R.S. 13-206, is reserved for cases in which the defendant admits to the substantial elements of the crime. Put simply, this means that if the…
  • Jul 4

    How to Avoid Dangers of High BAC and Extreme DUI in Summer Month

    How to Avoid Dangers of High BAC and Extreme DUI in Summer Month
    Excessive drinking while being exposed to the sun intensifies the effects of alcohol which can lead to injury, high BAC levels and Extreme DUI. This article features 20 alcohol & DUI Safety Tips; 7 Facts about high BAC; Arizona’s…
  • Jun 26

    Stalking Laws: 7 Myths and Fact

    Stalking Laws: 7 Myths and Fact
    Arizona recently passed new legislation making it easier for individuals to be arrested and charged with stalking. The law includes provisions for a wider range of conduct, and was updated to address stalking offenses related to digital,…
Rank this Week: 3148

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
  • Jul 25

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam! (2016 Edition)

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam! (2016 Edition)
    During the past week, I noticed that this 2014 post I wrote on bar exam dress codes was getting suspiciously high traffic. I then realized that this is the eve of the Summer 2016 bar exam, and decided to reprise my good luck post from last…
  • Jul 19

    Pokemon Go Players: Beware of Binding Arbitration!

    Pokemon Go Players: Beware of Binding Arbitration!
    Unless you've been living under a rock or avoiding the outdoors for the past several weeks, you have probably heard of Pokemon Go, a smartphone app developed by Niantic. Pokemon Go compels 20-somethings to wander through my neighborhood…
  • Jul 12

    Hutson & Harris: "Don't Eat Your Weed"

    Hutson & Harris: "Don't Eat Your Weed"
    From the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, I learned of this excellent video from Will Hutson and Chris Harris of the Texas law firm, Hutson & Harris:As the surprisingly talented attorneys note, destruction of evidence can put somebody on a…
Rank this Week: 1548

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Indonesia executions loom as convict Merri Utami is sent to prison island

    Indonesia executions loom as convict Merri Utami is sent to prison island
    Source: The Guardian (25 July 2016)https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/25/indonesia-executions--convict-merry-utami-sent-nusa-kambanganThe next round of executions in Indonesia appear imminent following the transfer of an Indonesian…
  • Jul 11

    Final Declaration: 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty: Oslo, 23 June 2016

    Final Declaration: 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty: Oslo, 23 June 2016
    Source: ECPM (4 July 2016)Text of the Final Declaration available: http://congres.abolition.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Final-Declaration-of-the-6th-World-Congress-Against-the-Death-Penalty.pdfVideo of the Final Declaration…
  • Jul 11

    Maldives Foreign Minister Quits Citing Row on Death Penalty

    Maldives Foreign Minister Quits Citing Row on Death Penalty
    Source: The New York Times (5 July 2016)http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/05/world/asia/ap-as-maldives-foreign-minister.html?_r=0COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Maldives' foreign minister resigned Tuesday saying she has irreconcilable…
Rank this Week: 2486

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    In the criminal defense battlefield, expect the unexpected

    In the criminal defense battlefield, expect the unexpected
    If a court case were cut and dried, then fewer unexpected turns of events would occur, and the cost of the defense could be better contained. However, if a criminal defendant wishes to maximize his or her chances of obtaining as much success…
  • Jul 22

    Back from vacation, and ready to rumble

    Back from vacation, and ready to rumble
    Thanks again to my staff for all their help during my brief vacation with my family in Korea. I am back, recharged, and ready to rumble in court, with a full trial schedule awaiting me.
  • Jul 20

    On the power of losing one’s ego

    On the power of losing one’s ego
    Judging is weakening. I am not talking about judgment, which is what good judges must exercise rather than judging. We constantly judge. Just recently, I judged that an unsmiling and at first barely talking cabdriver was unfriendly to the…
Rank this Week: 432

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
Rank this Week: 2086

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    OC Man Gets 7 Years for DUI with Injury

    OC Man Gets 7 Years for DUI with Injury
    In April of 2015, Leonardo Morales was driving his Chevy Tahoe and exiting the 55 freeway in Costa Mesa when he collided into a tree on the off-ramp. According to California Highway Patrol, two officers patrolling the area spotted the flames…
  • Jul 18

    California’s DUI Education Program

    California’s DUI Education Program
    When a person is convicted of a California DUI, they face a number of penalties one of which is to attend a court-approved DUI program. The most common of inquiries regarding the programs have to do with their duration. The length of the…
  • Jul 12

    Forced Catheterization in DUI Arrests Continue

    Forced Catheterization in DUI Arrests Continue
    So you’re driving home after a dinner…and you’re pulled over by the police. The officer asks you if you’ve been drinking, and when you reply that you have not, he asks you to step out of the car and gives you a field…
Rank this Week: 2321

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN
    The highest court in the land has made its voice heard on Minnesota’s warrantless BAC testing laws, upholding one section, while striking down the other. On Thursday, June 23rd, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that officials in the state…
  • May 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional
    If you’re pulled over because you’re suspected of driving drunk, do you have a right to refuse an alcohol test? That very question was put before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 20th as the 8 justices weighed whether or not to…
Rank this Week: 2131

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Covers issues related to DUI/DWI, and criminal defense in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN

    SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless Breath Tests, Strikes Down Warrantless Blood Tests for MN
    The highest court in the land has made its voice heard on Minnesota’s warrantless BAC testing laws, upholding one section, while striking down the other. On Thursday, June 23rd, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that officials in the state…
  • May 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Examines If Warrantless BAC Testing Is Unconstitutional
    If you’re pulled over because you’re suspected of driving drunk, do you have a right to refuse an alcohol test? That very question was put before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 20th as the 8 justices weighed whether or not to…
Rank this Week: 2513

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

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

    How Police Look for Evidence: Pretextual Searche

    How Police Look for Evidence: Pretextual Searche
    For police to search you for evidence or arrest you for a crime, they need a search warrant or an arrest warrant. If they don't have a warrant, then their search or their seizure has to fall within a limited set of exceptions to the warrant…
  • Jul 19

    Photo Arrays and How Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help

    Photo Arrays and How Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help
    In our last blog post, we recounted how law enforcement could easily manipulate eyewitnesses to make them give damning testimony against you if you've been charged with a crime. One way that this can happen is through photo arrays – a…
  • Jul 18

    How Eyewitnesses Identifications Can Be Manipulated

    How Eyewitnesses Identifications Can Be Manipulated
    In a recent blog post, we asked one of the most important questions in criminal law today: How reliable are eyewitnesses? Unfortunately, the answer is “not very.” However, the lack of reliability in an eyewitness only begins to…
Rank this Week: 4569

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 25

    Court Says Washington Man’s ‘Nonsensical’ Trial Testimony Not Enough to Prove He Lacked Criminal Intent in Assault Case

    Court Says Washington Man’s ‘Nonsensical’ Trial Testimony Not Enough to Prove He Lacked Criminal Intent in Assault Case
    In a criminal trial, the accused person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Once a jury convicts, however, the standards change. After a guilty verdict, an appeals court is required to rule the evidence to be sufficient…
  • Jun 23

    Drinking and Driving – Why Some Take the Risk

    Drinking and Driving – Why Some Take the Risk
    If you smoke it is more than likely that you know it would be beneficial to not do so. You know about cancer, emphysema, heart problems, respiratory problems, and the list goes. The media has all but bombarded us with this information plus…
  • Jun 23

    Domestic Violence Charge in Washington – Plea Bargain Might Be Mistake

    Domestic Violence Charge in Washington – Plea Bargain Might Be Mistake
    One of the proclaimed hallmarks of the United States, including Washington’s, judicial system is the fact that everyone is innocent until they are proven guilty. This applies to all people. So this applies to any accused person no…
Rank this Week: 1935

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 25

    2016.026: Jury Selection Magic — Dallas in September

    2016.026: Jury Selection Magic — Dallas in September
    Come play with us in Dallas. Your mind will be blown, and I guarantee that you’ll come away a better lawyer. Register here. PDF of poster, if you like.
  • Jul 20

    2016.025: Carl David Ceder Learns The 12 Rules of The Blawgosphere

    2016.025: Carl David Ceder Learns The 12 Rules of The Blawgosphere
    I did not write the following post. Scott Greenfield wrote it and posted it to Simple Justice in 2013. Carl David Ceder has filed what appears to be a fraudulent DMCA takedown letter regarding it (because Scott used…
  • Jul 20

    2016.024: #AllPeopleLie

    2016.024: #AllPeopleLie
    From Popehat (h/t Scott Greenfield): It is currently fashionable for defense attorneys to say “clients lie” and “most clients are guilty.” I wouldn’t agree with either proposition. Everybody lies; I don’t…
Rank this Week: 122

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Jul 25

    Book Review: Igniting the America Revolution, 1773-1775

    Book Review: Igniting the America Revolution, 1773-1775
    Paul Revere’s famous ride[1] on April 18, 1775, roused the Minute Men and eventually by the evening of April 19th 3,716 enrolled militia would engage 1,934 British troops in the first military encounter of the American  Revolution.…
  • Jul 3

    Consider State Constitutions When the Supreme Court Fail

    Consider State Constitutions When the Supreme Court Fail
    The United States Supreme Court, in Utah v. Strieff , continued on its course of ominously undermining Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures by limiting the application of the exclusionary…
  • May 13

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession
    The United States Constitution has many 21st century impacts on our daily lives that are almost never thought about.  At a time of growing federal regulation of our lives, there remain areas of life where the 10th Amendment, reserving…
Rank this Week: 2712

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Ohio

    Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Ohio
    Ohio took historic steps last month in approving a medical marijuana program. With the passing of House Bill 523, Ohioans gained the right to use certain types of marijuana for medical purposes. Ohio joins the District of Columbia and 24…
  • Jul 22

    Coshocton Man Avoids Second OVI Conviction

    Coshocton Man Avoids Second OVI Conviction
    In Coshocton, Ohio, the skilled Ohio OVI defense attorney Chase Mallory aided a young man after he was pulled over and charged with his second OVI offense in four years. Since the man refused to submit to a breath test, the man was…
  • Jul 18

    Handgun Purchases Made Easier by New Ohio Law

    Handgun Purchases Made Easier by New Ohio Law
    At Luftman, Heck & Associates, we’re familiar with Ohio’s concealed handgun licensing laws, and we have years of experience helping countless individuals who are facing handgun-related charges. If you’ve been charged…
Rank this Week: 2498

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Jul 25

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice

    Rule 403 Applicability and Unfair Prejudice
    Rule 403 Can Be Used to Omit Relevant Evidence The Utah Supreme Court recently addressed the applicability of Rule 403 of the Utah Ruels of Evidence in State v. Cuttler, 2015 UT 95. In that case, James Cuttler was charged with vaginally…
  • Jun 29

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?
    Police Initiated Charges Without Prosecutorial Involvement Does Not Implicate Claim Preclusion In November of 2011, Ririe was pulled over on a police officer’s suspicion of drunk driving. The officer saw an open beer can in the car and…
  • Jun 22

    What is Consent in a Rape Case?

    What is Consent in a Rape Case?
    Analyzing Consent – State v. Barela, 2015 UT 22 This was an appeal from a conviction of Barela of first-degree rape at a Massage Envy studio. Barela challenged the sufficiency of the evidence to establish that the victim of the alleged…
Rank this Week: 4490

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada:  U.S. v. Kane, 2016 WL 1411353 (2016).  The judge begins her opinion by explaining how, and why, the prosecution arose:On January 19, 2011, Kane…
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
  • Jul 20

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt
    This post examines an opinion from the Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County:  People v. Lemons, 30 N.Y.S.3d 527, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 26136 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDefendant, charged with…
Rank this Week: 165

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    What is The Difference Between Theft, Robbery and Burglary?

    What is The Difference Between Theft, Robbery and Burglary?
    Do you know the difference between theft, robbery, and burglary?  Although they are often used interchangeably, because they all involve the unauthorized taking of someone’s personal property, they are all very different crimes. If…
  • Jul 21

    Does Arizona Allow Medical Marijuana Use?

    Does Arizona Allow Medical Marijuana Use?
    Yes, Arizona allows the use of medical marijuana under very specific circumstances. Don’t start thinking though that this means it’s no big deal, for most people it’s still a crime to use, grow or sell marijuana and Federal…
  • Jul 13

    Is Teen Sexting Illegal?

    Is Teen Sexting Illegal?
    Teenagers all have cameras in their pocket or purse at all times. It’s the one on their smart phones. This technology has given people the ability to take and instantly share photos on various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter…
Rank this Week: 3562

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Can I Be Arrested Without an Arrest Warrant?

    Can I Be Arrested Without an Arrest Warrant?
    (Image Credit: Wikimedia.org) Most of us are under the impression that we cannot be arrested unless the police have a warrant in hand. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and your arrest could well hinge on the premise of probable…
  • Jul 22

    The importance of staying calm during in a road rage accident

    The importance of staying calm during in a road rage accident
    (Image Credit: Flickr.com) If you’ve been involved in an accident that was caused by an aggressive driver, it’s important to stay calm. Even though your natural instinct is to be angry because of the damage caused to your vehicle.…
  • Jul 20

    Will insurance cover a DUI auto incident? Key facts you should know

    Will insurance cover a DUI auto incident? Key facts you should know
    (Image Credit: Pixabay.com) If you, or a loved one, has been involved in a DUI auto accident it can void your insurance policy. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a criminal offense. In Mississippi, for your first offense you can be…
Rank this Week: 3115

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 25

    FSC questions admissibility of unaccredited forensic

    FSC questions admissibility of unaccredited forensic
    Here are a couple of items related to forensic error that merit Grits readers' attention: Challenging admissibility of junk scienceThe Texas Forensic Science Commission's Lynn Garcia posed what to me sounds like a blockbuster question to the…
  • Jul 22

    Black Lives Matter well-positioned to win concessions on police, if ...

    Black Lives Matter well-positioned to win concessions on police, if ...
    Black Lives Matter is formally an organization and has a chapter here in Austin, but really #Blacklivesmatter is an amorphous, broad-based movement with decentralized leadership and an enormous opportunity to accomplish concrete goals to…
  • Jul 21

    Save lives by limiting police pursuit

    Save lives by limiting police pursuit
    In the wake of a terrible crash that killed a Patton Village police officer and an 11-year old boy, State Sen. John Whitmire called on police departments to make law-enforcement pursuit policies public. Reported the local paper: "A Chronicle…
Rank this Week: 142

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1336