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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,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 2265

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/
  • Jun 1

    DUI and Women

    DUI and Women
    The inspiration for this blog article comes from a recent conversation with my wife. I was mentioning something that a female DUI client of mine had said, and my wife noted that I, have a lot of women clients. I...
  • May 29

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License
    In order to even begin the process of trying to win back your Michigan driver's license (or the clearance of a Michigan hold on your driving record, if you now live out of state), you must be legally eligible to...
  • May 25

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case
    If you're facing a 3rd offense drunk driving charge anywhere in Michigan, then you already know it's a felony. In this article, I want to avoid all the scare tactics and make clear that, in most cases, and with proper...
Rank this Week: 654

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/
  • May 25

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law
    A blood alcohol content reading of .08 or higher is enough to get you charged with a DUI in Los Angeles. You face the same penalties whether or not your BAC is .09 or .16. But that’s not the case in Michigan. The Great Lake State has…
  • May 18

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece
    Most people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles would make a point of making a good impression when their cases comes up for trial. That would include, of course, coming to court sober. Ignore that basic rule, and you could find yourself in even…
  • May 13

    Cops Get Volunteers Drunk for Field Sobriety Test

    Cops Get Volunteers Drunk for Field Sobriety Test
    Ever wonder how much training a police officer gets before administering a field sobriety test to a driver suspected of DUI in Los Angeles? Are they really qualified to make a judgement about whether or not someone is really impaired? How…
Rank this Week: 4604

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Drug And Alcohol Deaths Rising In Maryland

    Drug And Alcohol Deaths Rising In Maryland
    Drug and alcohol related deaths have increased statewide over the past few years, and the jump from 2013 to 2014 was so significant that the governor has declared a health crisis in Maryland. The state health department recently released its…
  • May 16

    Baltimore Public Works Employees Charged With Bribery

    Baltimore Public Works Employees Charged With Bribery
    The FBI recently concluded a two-year investigation of five Baltimore City public works employees, and now two face bribery charges in the United States District Court. The other three face theft and conspiracy charges, which are charged…
  • May 8

    Charging Process Of The Baltimore Police Officer

    Charging Process Of The Baltimore Police Officer
    As a criminal defense blog, we have posted numerous articles on the unfortunate incidents of police brutality and misconduct in the state of Maryland. While it seems the number of these incidents has been increasing over the past few years,…
Rank this Week: 1406

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • May 25

    Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed

    Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed
    Colorado State Patrol cadet, Taylor Thyfault, was killed when 27-year-old Christopher Lee Gebers hit him with his 2002 Honda Civic near Longmont on Saturday. Gebers also hit 37-year-old State Trooper, Clinton Rushing, causing catastrophic…
  • May 21

    Insurance Adjuster

    Insurance Adjuster
    Insurance adjusters are the people at the insurance company who handle your accident and injury claim. They review all the medical information, police reports, pictures, lost wage information and medical billing. They also work with your…
  • May 20

    Lawsuit Against Army for Mislabeled Rifle Cartridge

    Lawsuit Against Army for Mislabeled Rifle Cartridge
    Two Cleveland firefighters have filed suit against the Army after they were injured in an honor guard ceremony for a veteran’s funeral. According to the lawsuit, the Army mixed up grenade-launching cartridges for blanks. When the…
Rank this Week: 2903

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    To All Veterans: Thank You

    To All Veterans: Thank You
    As a former Air Force member, I look around and see many of our leaders who have never served.  Be it leaders in the political, legal, or civilian world.  This stuns me because my father had a rule: that service in the military was…
  • May 25

    Best of Brand New: Amar's Newest "The Law of the Land"

    Best of Brand New: Amar's Newest "The Law of the Land"
    Just received and just read. Why do different states take different approaches on our federal constitution?  The answer lies with geography, strong personalities, and cultural upbringings.Amar wrote the biography of the constitution,…
  • May 21

    Rodney Porter, Hobbs Investigator, Great Taste In Music

    Rodney Porter, Hobbs Investigator, Great Taste In Music
    So I finally got the belt tapes of a Rodney Porter investigation.Rodney and I disagree on the outcome of cases, but I like Rodney because he's old school, and for all his faults he isn't a bullshitter, and he looks you in the eye when he…
Rank this Week: 3236

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 25

    Swish or brick as basketball great call upon US to "Abolish the Death Penalty"?

    Swish or brick as basketball great call upon US to "Abolish the Death Penalty"?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable recent Time commentary authored by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (We learned in the classic movie Airplane! that Abdul-Jabbar could fly a commercial jet, so I suppose I am not...
  • May 25

    Providing a script for "How To Lock Up Fewer People" in the United State

    Providing a script for "How To Lock Up Fewer People" in the United State
    Given that there has been plenty of talk, but still relatively little action. on proposals for significant federal sentencing reform, perhaps it is especially timely for Marc Mauer and David Cole to have this New York Times commentary…
  • May 24

    "Before sentencing, Ulbricht begs for leniency: 'please leave me my old age'"

    "Before sentencing, Ulbricht begs for leniency: 'please leave me my old age'"
    This new ars technica posting provides the title of this post and it provides background and links to a high-energy effort by a high-profile defendant to get a lower sentence for his high-tech drug dealing crimes for which he will...
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • May 25

    Single Vehilce Rollover near Caldwell

    Single Vehilce Rollover near Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • May 25

    *Final Update* Multiple Crashes South of Downey

    *Final Update* Multiple Crashes South of Downey
    Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: 5/25/15 5:50 p.m. Please direct questions to the District Office **Final update** On Monday, May 25th,…
  • May 25

    *Update* Multiple Crashes South of Downey

    *Update* Multiple Crashes South of Downey
    Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: 5/25/15 2:36 p.m. Please direct questions to the District Office ***Update*** The southbound lanes are…
Rank this Week: 519

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • May 25

    What Are Miranda Rights?

    What Are Miranda Rights?
    When a person is in custody… …and before he/she is questioned by law enforcement, the suspect must be informed of their Miranda Rights, which stem from the US Supreme Court 1966 ruling in Miranda v. Arizona. These rights require…
  • May 18

    Driverless Cars, Speed Traps and Ticket Magnet

    Driverless Cars, Speed Traps and Ticket Magnet
    Here’s a few handy links on the status of automated driving bills, speed traps in the U.S. and Canada, and the top 20 cars likely to be ticketed. Check on Status of Automated Driving Bills The Automated Driving: Legislative and…
  • May 10

    Films About Lawyers: THE VERDICT (1982)

    Films About Lawyers: THE VERDICT (1982)
    Story Synopsis The Verdict starred two powerhouse actors, Paul Newman and James Mason, and was directed by Sidney Lumet. In this courtroom drama, Paul Newman plays ambulance-chasing lawyer Frank Galvin, who was once a successful attorney at a…
Rank this Week: 1954

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 25

    What are Lesser Included Offenses?

    What are Lesser Included Offenses?
    Many criminal charges have less serious charges contained within them; often, a misdemeanor is contained within a felony. These less serious charges are known as lesser included offenses. A person may be charged with both the greater charge…
  • May 20

    Community Correction

    Community Correction
    In Florida, there are several alternatives to jail time available. Depending on the type of offense, an offender may be able to avoid incarceration by complying with certain conditions and restrictions. Probation Probation is court-ordered…
  • May 18

    Embezzlement in Florida

    Embezzlement in Florida
    A Brevard County School District employee was arrested recently for embezzling. Natalie Jean Jones, who was employed as a bookkeeper at a middle school, stole over $100,000 from Brevard Public Schools. She would make out legitimate checks to…
Rank this Week: 2461

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 25

    Second Felony Offender Statute, (PL 70.06)

    Second Felony Offender Statute, (PL 70.06)
    Page 567 658 N.Y.S.2d 567 172 Misc.2d 186 The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Plaintiff, v. Alexander ABRAMOV, Defendant. Supreme Court, Queens County. April 9, 1997. Page 568 Robert Klein, for defendant. Richard A. Brown, District Attorney…
  • May 25

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    This holding in a practical sense constitutes a judicial fiat that regardless of the number of separate willful violations committed by a criminal respondent under an extant order of protection, the respondent risks civil commitment under…
  • May 25

    Criminal Procedure Law ["CPL"] 100.15..cont

    Criminal Procedure Law ["CPL"] 100.15..cont
    The complaint alleges that Doreen Johnson informed Police Officer John Vitale that on or about December 12, 2009 between 10:00 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. inside of 146-04 Sutter Avenue, she observed the defendant Phillip Johnson grab her…
Rank this Week: 1497

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 25

    A Pause to Remember, Part II

    A Pause to Remember, Part II
    There are many nearly unbelievable stories of bravery to be shared on Memorial Day, but this one, related by Scott Johnson on Powerline, stood out to me.Big for his age at 14, Jack Lucas begged his mother to help him...
  • May 25

    Will the Mob Tolerate an Acquittal? Part III

    Will the Mob Tolerate an Acquittal? Part III
    The makings of a riot had come together Saturday night in light of the acquittal of a Cleveland policeman on charges of voluntary manslaughter.  Some violence had already begun, as I noted here.But this time, there was a difference.…
  • May 25

    A Pause to Remember

    A Pause to Remember
    Let us take a moment today to remember those who gave their lives in defense of freedom.  Without their brave and selfless sacrifices, the world would be a very different and far less free place than it is today.Just...
Rank this Week: 243

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case
    When was the last time you received a Brady Notice?Many believe that prosecutors will start to take a different approach to disclosing Brady material as a result of the recent amendments to Rule 3.113. The courses are intended to teach…
  • May 8

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida
    What happens if your car did not actually come into contact with any other car involved in the crash? If you look in the rear view mirror and see a crash behind you are you required to stop and render aid? Can you be charged with "hit and…
  • Apr 14

    Florida 2015 Senate Bill 1298: Targets Uber and "Transportation Network Companies"

    Florida 2015 Senate Bill 1298: Targets Uber and "Transportation Network Companies"
    Uber works. I use it all the time. I do not use Uber instead of a Taxi. I just don't use a Taxi service because it is too slow, too inconvenient, and too expensive. So it is not that a Taxi service is losing my business to Uber. The Taxi…
Rank this Week: 1226

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    DEMANDA contra PRIMA AFP II

    DEMANDA contra PRIMA AFP II
    Bien amigos, después de dos meses y 22 días mi demanda ha sido admitida y en el transcurso de la semana deberá ser notificada a PRIMA AFP. Lo curioso de esta admisión es que la fecha de la Audiencia ha sido…
  • May 18

    DENUNCIA CONTRA ESSALUD

    DENUNCIA CONTRA ESSALUD
    DENUNCIA CONTRA ESSALUD El día 28 de abril de 2015, mi esposa fue internada de emergencia en Salud Mental, debido a una crisis por el trastorno bipolar afectivo que sufre. El día domingo 19 de mayo de 2015 fue dada de alta,…
  • May 8

    Que verde era mi valle. Película completa en español.

    Que verde era mi valle. Película completa en español.
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Rank this Week: 1976

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense and DUI defense law. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey Vallens APC.

http://www.4criminaldefense.com/Blog.aspx
  • May 25

    "I thought the Bulletproof Vest Would Work" is not a Good Defense

    "I thought the Bulletproof Vest Would Work" is not a Good Defense
    "I thought the bulletproof vest would work" is not a good defense Friday night in Northern California 3 young men appear to have been extremely bored as one the men put on a "bullet proof vest" and another man shot him in the chest. Sadly…
  • May 23

    Posting Cash Bail in California Criminal Case

    Posting Cash Bail in California Criminal Case
    Posting Cash Bail in California Criminal Cases If I Google the word "bail" or "jail" or "arrested", I get thousands of returns for bail bondsmen throughout the state of California and across the country. Very quickly I can figure out that if…
  • Apr 16

    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment

    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment
    Don't Take Deferred Entry of Judgment at Arraignment Here is the hypothetical: You get arrested for possession of narcotics or being under the influence of narcotics. You are scared and you hire a lawyer. The lawyer makes promises to you…
Rank this Week: 2008

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • May 25

    Evading a Police Officer: The Double Standard Created by the Supreme Court

    Evading a Police Officer: The Double Standard Created by the Supreme Court
    It has been a busy year for criminal law development.  With the seemingly unending current events surrounding police and citizen relations, the topic of when it is legal to run from police has resurfaced.  It is already established…
  • May 20

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime

    U.S. Sentencing Commission Adjusts Penalties for White Collar Crime
    Recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to adopt changes in the guidelines that judges use in sentencing white collar crimes – to be effective this coming November.  The decision came in part as a reaction to the…
  • May 18

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce

    Protester Rights and the Bail Proce
    On April 12, 2015, a man by the name of Freddie Gray was chased down and arrested for “possession of a switchblade” by Baltimore PD.  Eyewitnesses report Gray screaming and asking for medical attention.  By April 19, a…
Rank this Week: 2428

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
  • May 23

    The Journalist's Guide to Fact-Checking a GamerGate Story

    The Journalist's Guide to Fact-Checking a GamerGate Story
    Recently a woman named Brianna Wu, who made $13,000 a month on Patreon for doing nothing, wrote an article claiming #GamerGate made death threats against her. She claimed no prosecutor cared about her story, because misogyny. Several…
Rank this Week: 346

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • May 25

    Does Sexual Assault Have a Statute of Limitations?

    Does Sexual Assault Have a Statute of Limitations?
    A law called the statute of limitations sets an absolut […] The post Does Sexual Assault Have a Statute of Limitations? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • May 21

    Are Therapists Allowed to Tell Police What You Say?

    Are Therapists Allowed to Tell Police What You Say?
    Whether it’s a single visit or an ongoing series […] The post Are Therapists Allowed to Tell Police What You Say? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • May 20

    What is Character Evidence in a Criminal Case?

    What is Character Evidence in a Criminal Case?
    The term “evidence” describes more than jus […] The post What is Character Evidence in a Criminal Case? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
Rank this Week: 2409

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day - 2015

    Memorial Day - 2015
    We Will Remember You!
  • May 25

    Columbia lawmaker pushes for juvenile sex offender registry reform

    Columbia lawmaker pushes for juvenile sex offender registry reform
    5-25-15 South Carolina: COLUMBIA — A South Carolina lawmaker is on a mission to change the way the state treats juvenile sex offenders. House Minority Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, has introduced a bill that would allow teens…
  • May 25

    Sex offender registry does more harm than good

    Sex offender registry does more harm than good
    5-25-15 Michigan: Michigan's law — and some others across the nation — have come under fire as overly broad, vague and potentially unconstitutional, a Free Press article last Sunday explained. Research also suggests registries do little…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • May 25

    Ortiz, Dick & Rankin on Criminalizing Homelessne

    Ortiz, Dick & Rankin on Criminalizing Homelessne
    Javier Ortiz , Matthew Dick and Sara Rankin (Seattle University School of Law , Seattle University School of Law and Seattle University School of Law) have posted The Wrong Side of History: A Comparison of Modern and Historical…
  • May 25

    Etzioni on Ultimate Encryption

    Etzioni on Ultimate Encryption
    Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University) has posted Ultimate Encryption on SSRN. Here is the abstract: American tech companies are introducing a form of encryption that enables people to securely store information on their cell phones…
  • May 24

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,557 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
Rank this Week: 192

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday

    Dayton DUI Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day Holiday
    "Poor is the country that has no heroes.  But beggared is the people who having them forgets." -Col. Wm. A. Jones III, Medal of Honor Recipient- As you pause to remember those who have died in our nation's service, have a safe and…
  • May 21

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two
    Field Tests Are Not Fair If You Are Tired! Imagine yourself driving home late at night after a long day at work. You have been putting in long hours to finish a project. Your eyes are bloodshot from looking at a screen all day and you need a…
  • May 20

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming
    Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new…
Rank this Week: 510

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se
    This post examines an opinion the Utah Court of Appeals recently issued in a civil case that involves an online posting and a suit for defamation:  Westmont Residential LLC v. Buttars, 340 P.3d 183 (2015).  The parties to the suit…
  • May 22

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment

    The OnStar GPS Tracking Service, the iPads and Harassment
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  Boggs v. Boggs, 2015 WL 1961179 (2015).  As the caption suggests, the case involves spouses who were in the process of divorcing when the events that produced…
  • May 20

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"

    The Facebook Posts, Cyberstalking and "Substantial Emotional Distress"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Florida Court of Appeals that involves domestic violence and “cyberstalking.”  Horowitz v. Horowitz, 2015 WL 1443223 (District Court of Appeals of Florida – Second District…
Rank this Week: 1418

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015
    For reasons that won’t be explained, this was the song I sang to my first child, my daughter, right after she was born and the nurse put her in my arms. I’m not big on civic holidays, but honoring those who gave their lives…
  • May 25

    Brelo: Cause and Effect

    Brelo: Cause and Effect
    Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter of Timothy Russell and Melissa Williams. A total of 137 rounds were fired into their car, including 49 by Brelo, as he stood atop the hood of their car and…
  • May 24

    The Shame of Manhood

    The Shame of Manhood
    While I’ve heard rumblings about some of the stuff Jordan Rushie explains, it was never really worth my time to look into it. I’m well past my dating years, and have no plans to go back. The whole notion of “the game”…
Rank this Week: 67

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 25

    Lifestyle Analysis in Family Law Case

    Lifestyle Analysis in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, November 2011. One of the chief concerns in a divorce or child custody case is identifying the true income of one or both of the parties. It is not unusual for…
  • May 21

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
  • May 20

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
    Man on Top is a documentary about multi-level markeing (MLM). It being directed and produced by Paul Mathieu. The film tells the story of MLM and how it has cheated consumers out of billions of dollars with its fake business opportunity: Man…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
  • May 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
Rank this Week: 561

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Do Cybersex Sting Operations Constitute Entrapment? 

    Do Cybersex Sting Operations Constitute Entrapment? 
    That was the question posed by police officers and legal experts in Lubbock, Texas, where authorities have resorted more and more often to using sting operations to catch defendants in the act of soliciting minors. To cite just one…
  • May 19

    "National Day of Johns" Leads to Nearly 600 Arrest

    "National Day of Johns" Leads to Nearly 600 Arrest
    A nationwide sting operation involving law enforcement in 17 states ended a month-long investigation with the arrest of almost 600 individuals. Most of the defendants were taken into custody on solicitation charges after responding…
  • May 10

    Duval County Man Arrested for Soliciting a Minor

    Duval County Man Arrested for Soliciting a Minor
    Thomas Jones, dubbed "the face of evil" by police, was recently arrested at a Florida CVS store, where he allegedly believed he would rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl he met on the Internet. In reality, the 43-year-old father had been…
Rank this Week: 1859

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
Rank this Week: 2797

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1494

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
  • May 20

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3
    Lonnie Loren Kocontes, age 55, formerly a lawyer in California, and later in Florida, is approaching his day of reckoning for his unfathomable deviant behaviour. He lured his second ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, to join him on a Mediterranean…
Rank this Week: 894

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 24

    Sunday Night Open Thread

    Sunday Night Open Thread
    Time for a new open thread. Here it is, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • May 24

    Sunday TV Watching

    Sunday TV Watching
    It's been raining and cold in Denver for days. Perfect activity for being indoors on a holiday weekend: Watching the final 24 episodes of Season 1 of El Cartel, aka Cartel De Los Sapos (Cartel of the Snitches.) Unimas has been re-airing…
  • May 24

    India Prepares 28k Chargesheet Against Shami Witne

    India Prepares 28k Chargesheet Against Shami Witne
    The Bangladore Police say they will file charges against Mehdi Masroor Biswas, aka @Shami Witness, next week. We have finally received the MHA’s approval. Now, we will file the chargesheet against him next week. We have built a solid…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • May 24

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality
    If I were to write a penal statute that was a content-based restriction on speech, I would come prepared with an explanation of how the statute passed constitutional muster, since such restrictions are presumptively invalid. The proponents of…
  • May 20

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute
    c. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose ……
  • May 20

    2015.57: 170 in Waco

    2015.57: 170 in Waco
    More than one hundred seventy bikers are in jail in Waco on charges arising out of the Twin Peaks melee that killed nine. According to the LA Times article, in McLennan County, “there are just 100 [lawyers on the court-appointed…
Rank this Week: 352

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3615

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Massachusetts Motorcyclist Killed in Crash - Driver Arrested on DUI Charge

    Massachusetts Motorcyclist Killed in Crash - Driver Arrested on DUI Charge
    Being involved in a crash while riding a motorcycle often results in injuries more serious than those those riding in a car, truck or SUV. According to a recent news article from ABC 5 News Boston, a motorcycle rider from Massachusetts was…
  • May 18

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash

    Twitter's "Pothead Princess" Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Fatal DUI Crash
    According to a recent news article from The Washington Post, a woman who allegedly called herself the "Pothead Princess" was just convicted of drunk driving resulting in two fatalities and sentenced by the court to 24 years in state prison…
  • May 15

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge

    Former NFL Player Jerramy Stevens Sentenced to Jail - Drunk Driving Charge
    According to a recent report from Huffington Post, former NFL football player Jerramy Stevens was sentenced to jail following a drunk driving conviction. Stevens, now 35-years-old, played for nine years in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and…
Rank this Week: 3471

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment
    “Tommy’s [Oakes] three-year assignment to NET-5 was a natural fit, and one of the most productive on record. His gift of gab, coupled with his tenacity and ceaseless energy, helped him successfully cultivate more informants and…
  • May 19

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J.,…

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J., with Hawkins and Rawlinson).   The 9th affirms conviction for drug offenses, finding sufficient evidence.  It also affirms the sentence, but spends considerable time being "troubled" over…
  • May 19

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt…

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt with Wardlaw; concurrence and dissent by Callahan). The 9th grants habeas relief to a federal prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 for credit for time spent in ICE custody prior to being charged with an…
Rank this Week: 749

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1862

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 24

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG
    Mit Verfügung vom 5. Mai 2015 wies der Übernahmeausschuss der FINMA die Beschwerde von William H. Gates III und Melinda French Gates als Trustees des Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust sowie der Cascade Investment, L.L.C.…
  • May 23

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 13. Mai 2015 hat sich der Bundesrat mit der Länderüberprüfung der Schweiz durch das Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) befasst. Das Global…
  • May 15

    Bundesrat verabschiedet Botschaft zur Teilrevision des Arbeitszeitgesetzes (AZG)

    Bundesrat verabschiedet Botschaft zur Teilrevision des Arbeitszeitgesetzes (AZG)
    Für Arbeitnehmer im öffentlichen Verkehr (d.h. bei Bahnen, Trams, Bussen, Seilbahnen und Schiffen) gilt ein spezielles Arbeitszeitgesetz (AZG; SR 822.21). Am 13. Mai 2015 hat der Bundesrat die Botschaft für eine Teilrevision…
Rank this Week: 2886

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • May 24

    "Oregon's big marijuana harvests: How do you bring all that pot into the legal market?"

    "Oregon's big marijuana harvests: How do you bring all that pot into the legal market?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this interesting local article noting that Oregon already had a robust marijuana production market before it legalized the product via voter initiative last year. Here is how it gets started: More…
  • May 22

    Ohio's GOP Attorney General now talking up medical marijuana reform

    Ohio's GOP Attorney General now talking up medical marijuana reform
    As reported in this notable local article, headlined "Mike DeWine looks at drafting his own medical marijuana proposal," the various on-going efforts to bring marijuana reform to the ballot in the Buckeye State has finally convinced…
  • May 22

    "Senate panel votes to end VA ban on medical marijuana"

    "Senate panel votes to end VA ban on medical marijuana"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new piece reporting on a notable recent vote in the US Senate. Here are the basics from the start of the article: The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a $77.6 billion…
Rank this Week: 3052

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • 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…
  • May 20

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??

    The Use of Government Snitches – Fair or Unfair??
    A recent hot topic In Orange County, California has been the use of in custody government snitches against in-custody defendants.  The Seal Beach, California mass murder case involving Scott Dekraai, involved weeks of hearings resulting…
  • May 1

    Prostitution Stings in Orange County, California – Don’t Fall For the Fake Ads!!

    Prostitution Stings in Orange County, California – Don’t Fall For the Fake Ads!!
    Law enforcement officers routinely use tax payer funded “sting” operations involving fake ads to trap johns for prostitution.  Recently, there have been several sting operations resulting in the arrests of business…
Rank this Week: 3199

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • May 24

    Keeping Score in Room 113

    Keeping Score in Room 113
    If ever I fancied the notion of becoming a judge, I changed my mind after spending another day in domestic violence court last week. The judge in Room 113 of D.C. Superior Court – where civil protection orders are handled – is two…
  • May 14

    Disliking the Victim

    Disliking the Victim
    I wanted to hit him myself. This is what I tell my client after speaking with the complainant in a simple assault case. My client is accused of punching the complainant in the face. The complainant turns out to be a first-class jerk. I call…
  • May 12

    1. They Teach You How To Spell

    1. They Teach You How To Spell
Rank this Week: 1004

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • May 24

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 111

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 111
    — Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie auch weiterhin den Feed erhalten. ©…
  • May 23

    Rabauken in Richter-Roben

    Rabauken in Richter-Roben
    Ein Jagdausübungsberechtigter, gemeinhin schlicht als Jäger bezeichnet, schleifte im letzten Jahr ein totes Reh an der Anhängerkupplung seines PKW über die Bundesstraße 109 (Foto) und wurde daraufhin in den sozialen…
  • May 21

    Das Pyramidenspiel eines Staatsanwalt

    Das Pyramidenspiel eines Staatsanwalt
    Der Brandenburger „Maskenmann“-Fall, einem spektakulären Prozess um zwei Überfälle auf eine Berliner Unternehmerfamilie 2011 und die Entführung eines Unternehmers im Jahr 2012 vor dem Landgericht Frankfurt/Oder…
Rank this Week: 2996

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • May 23

    Do I testify at the DOL Hearing?

    Do I testify at the DOL Hearing?
    Probably not. Unless it is a refusal case I do not normally have my client testify at the Department of Licensing (DOL) administrative hearing. Usually, the client's testimony will not make any difference.
  • May 22

    Can I do a Payment Plan for my Attorney Fee?

    Can I do a Payment Plan for my Attorney Fee?
    Yes. Kotlowski Law Office PLLC offers very flexible down payments and monthly payment plans for your DUI attorney fee. Down payments may start as low as $1000.00. Typical monthly payments range from $200.00 to $500.00. See Online Case…
  • May 19

    Should I take the roadside tests?

    Should I take the roadside tests?
    No. Politely decline. I always recommend against taking the Roadside Field Sobriety Tests. (HGN, Walk & Turn, One Leg Stand and Portable Breath Test) In Washington State, these tests are voluntarily, unreliable and difficult to complete…
Rank this Week: 3745

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 23

    Beating DWIs with Science

    Beating DWIs with Science
    Winning cases for our clients is nothing new, but this week we won a few based on good ol’ science. Unlike previous wins based on constitutional issues, this week we prevailed twice by exposing law enforcement errors that rendered…
  • May 12

    "Consent" in the Wake of State v. Brook

    "Consent" in the Wake of State v. Brook
    Right now in Minnesota, DWI law is all over the map – the law is uncertain, with more gray areas and questions than black-and-white answers. For example: Is “consent” relevant in the DWI context in Minnesota? How does…
  • Apr 9

    Don't Believe Everything You Read: Analyzing State v. Bernard

    Don't Believe Everything You Read: Analyzing State v. Bernard
    There’s a particularly . . .  odd . . . legal rumor going around, a rumor that is just plain false. The strange claim is being made that under existing precedent, the search incident to lawful arrest exception to the warrant…
Rank this Week: 4131

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 23

    Beating DWIs with Science

    Beating DWIs with Science
    Winning cases for our clients is nothing new, but this week we won a few based on good ol’ science. Unlike previous wins based on constitutional issues, this week we prevailed twice by exposing law enforcement errors that rendered…
  • May 12

    "Consent" in the Wake of State v. Brook

    "Consent" in the Wake of State v. Brook
    Right now in Minnesota, DWI law is all over the map – the law is uncertain, with more gray areas and questions than black-and-white answers. For example: Is “consent” relevant in the DWI context in Minnesota? How does…
  • Apr 9

    Don't Believe Everything You Read: Analyzing State v. Bernard

    Don't Believe Everything You Read: Analyzing State v. Bernard
    There’s a particularly . . .  odd . . . legal rumor going around, a rumor that is just plain false. The strange claim is being made that under existing precedent, the search incident to lawful arrest exception to the warrant…
Rank this Week: 1514

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • May 23

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer

    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer
    Seaside Heights Theft Lawyer A theft charge in Seaside Heights can apply to any number of possible events. The possible scenarios seem endless. Of course, the classic offense is simply picking up something that doesn’t belong to you.…
  • May 1

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?

    Will Chris Christie be arrested in Bridgegate scandal?
    Today in New Jersey, David Wildstein entered a guilty plea and indictments against Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were unsealed.  This left most people wondering, well what about Chris Christie?  At least some were expecting that he…
  • Apr 1

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey

    Senator Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges in New Jersey
    Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been accused with trading trading political help for assorted benefits from a Florida eye doctor. The opthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen, allegedly bestowed campaign contributions, plane rides and gifts…
Rank this Week: 1603

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor
    All the lonely people, where do they all come from?  All the lonely people, where do they all belong? There’s a certain art to getting people to do things that do not come naturally.    For example, American soldiers…
  • May 21

    A Question Can Be A Felony

    A Question Can Be A Felony
    Lawyers fight about words.  And, even if we agree on the words used, we often disagree about the legal consequences of those words.  Today’s case is an example of just such a dispute.  In Tulier v. State, the defendant…
  • May 5

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense
    There are more prescription drug arrests than ever before--primarily involving possession of oxycodone or hydrocodone. No, I don't have stats to back that up, but you can just hear me now and believe me later. While there are many…
Rank this Week: 3626