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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)
    Section 15.02 of the Texas Penal Code makes criminal conspiracy a crime one level lower than the actual substantive offense. It states: "(a) A person commits criminal conspiracy if, with intent that a felony be committed: (1) he agrees with…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 4787

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

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

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case

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

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre

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

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI
    On both my website and this blog, I have written rather extensively about how sobriety is a necessary requirement to a successful license appeal. This is also the big turning point for someone facing a DUI, and who is determined...
Rank this Week: 1602

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Jul 29

    4 Shocking Texas Traffic Stops: Current Texas Law For Arrest After Pulled Over by Police

    4 Shocking Texas Traffic Stops: Current Texas Law For Arrest After Pulled Over by Police
    Here in Dallas, and probably most of Texas, the death of Sandra Bland in a jail cell over in Waller County is a tragedy and a mystery that is still being investigated. It’s being reported that the 28-year-old woman from Chicago died by…
  • Jul 22

    Heroin Moves Through Dallas: Drug Cartel Distribution Route

    Heroin Moves Through Dallas: Drug Cartel Distribution Route
    This week, there was a lot of news coverage over a big FBI sting where 46 federal indictments were issued across the country, charging people with smuggling drugs like heroin and cocaine on planes. Some got charged with other things, too,…
  • Jul 15

    Five Big Changes in Texas Criminal Law

    Five Big Changes in Texas Criminal Law
    For Texas lawmakers, it’s all done now — the 2015 Legislative Session is finished, and for all of us Texans, now we deal with what happened down in Austin this year as the dust settles. The Texas Tribune has compiled a complete…
Rank this Week: 4247

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Covers traffic law, driver's license law, DWI/DUI law, criminal law, and more.

http://www.trafficlawstop.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    Exercising Your Rights at a Traffic Stop

    Exercising Your Rights at a Traffic Stop
    Dare to exercise your rights during a traffic stop in a courteous manor? Possible lessons to take away from recent events. Yes we have rights in a traffic stop, and yes we should get to exercise them. But your attitude and the manner in which…
  • May 11

    Checkpoints 101 – Legality? Constitutional Rights? Consent?

    Checkpoints 101 – Legality? Constitutional Rights? Consent?
    YOU ASKED ~ WE ANSWERED! Are Checkpoints legal and constitutional or not?  Do I consent to Checkpoints automatically because I have a driver license?  YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED: DWI Checkpoints ~ Are they legal and constitutional…
  • Mar 27

    CHECKPOINTS TONIGHT 3/27/15 – 3/28/15.

    CHECKPOINTS TONIGHT 3/27/15 – 3/28/15.
    Checkpoints tonight & this weekend 3/27/15 – 3/28/15 CLICK for the list!  PLEASE SHARE ~ Designate a Driver! Checkpoints 3/27/15 – 3/28/15  ***Let us know if you see a Checkpoint: text (314) 368-8123, FB message…
Rank this Week: 2835

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 29

    Whose Call on Confederate Flag License Plates?

    Whose Call on Confederate Flag License Plates?
    Following the shooting deaths of nine black worshippers in June at a historically significant Charleston church and South Carolina’s subsequent removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House, some have called upon…
  • Jul 28

    Habitual Habitual

    Habitual Habitual
    North Carolina has a lot of habitual offender laws: habitual felon, violent habitual felon, armed habitual felon, habitual breaking and entering, habitual impaired driving, and habitual misdemeanor assault. A question that comes up is the…
  • Jul 27

    Plea Bargaining: What Can and Can’t Be on the Table?

    Plea Bargaining: What Can and Can’t Be on the Table?
    Can a prosecutor threaten more serious charges if the defendant refuses to agree to a plea bargain? Can a plea bargain include a promise by the State to be more lenient on the defendant’s wife? Read on for answers. Generally Plea…
Rank this Week: 1491

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS
    The police are at your door with a search warrant or maybe they’ve stopped your car for a traffic ticket. In either case, they uncovered drugs, weapons or some other contraband. Can they prove the illegal goods are really yours? …
  • Jul 13

    THE CRIMINAL BURDEN OF PROOF IN ILLINOIS

    THE CRIMINAL BURDEN OF PROOF IN ILLINOIS
    Under our system of government, you are innocent until proven guilty. For most crimes, this means the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt all the elements of a crime, and that the defendant committed that crime. For example,…
  • Jun 29

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
    Under limited circumstances, being drunk or drugged can be a defense to a crime in Illinois. Intoxication is only a defense when 1) it was involuntarily produced and 2) it deprived you of the substantial capacity to either appreciate the…
Rank this Week: 1510

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 29

    Overview of Pedestrian Laws in New Jersey

    Overview of Pedestrian Laws in New Jersey
    Pedestrian laws affect everyone in the state of New Jersey. As such, familiarizing yourself with those laws—whether you’re biking, driving, or walking—is vital to your safety as well as the security of others.Stopping for…
  • Jul 28

    A Serious Motorcycle Accident Can Change Your Life (And Why It's Important to Document Those Changes)

    A Serious Motorcycle Accident Can Change Your Life (And Why It's Important to Document Those Changes)
    Getting in an accident has the potential to impact your life, your abilities, and your finances. And when an accident is severe, the likelihood of that impact significantly changing your life is even greater. Here’s a look at how a…
  • Jul 27

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian
    The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, which advocates for cycling and pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety, has identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians within Philadelphia. These intersections are listed…
Rank this Week: 1816

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Illegal Immigrant Freed by Feds Suspected of Murder:  An illegal immigrant, released earlier this month by Ohio sheriff's deputies after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents instructed them not to hold him, is now suspected of…
  • Jul 29

    Capital Case Prosecutors Convention

    Capital Case Prosecutors Convention
    The Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL) opens its 36th annual conference today in Charleston, SC.  Its agenda is here.  I have the honor of addressing the General Session on Friday afternoon.  The…
  • Jul 29

    Heroin Deaths, Out of Control

    Heroin Deaths, Out of Control
    The Washington Examiner has the grim story:Heroin deaths are spiking in the U.S., concerning lawmakers who proclaim it an epidemic and public health issue.Between 2012-13, the number of U.S. drug overdose deaths resulting from heroin spiked…
Rank this Week: 154

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3047

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

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

    [VIDEO] Can the Police Search Your Car Based on Marijuana Odor?
    In Virginia the law says that if the officer smells the odor of marijuana, that alone is enough suspicion that there’s marijuana in the vehicle and therefore the officer has the right to search it because your vehicle is a movable…
  • Jul 28

    [VIDEO] Are Tuning Fork Calibrations After the Offense OK?

    [VIDEO] Are Tuning Fork Calibrations After the Offense OK?
    Arguing about tuning fork certificates is quite technical about the statute and what exactly happened. If you having a speeding or reckless driving by speed case, you should definitely contact me so we can go ahead and discuss the facts of…
  • Jul 20

    [VIDEO] Does Your Demeanor at Court Matter?

    [VIDEO] Does Your Demeanor at Court Matter?
    You can’t imagine how many people I’ve seen talk themselves into the judge convicting them. This is one reason why it can really pay off to have an experienced traffic and misdemeanor attorney representing you in court. Video…
Rank this Week: 1467

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 29

    Possible Life Sentence in Salmonella Case Raises Stakes for Food and Beverage Industry Compliance

    Possible Life Sentence in Salmonella Case Raises Stakes for Food and Beverage Industry Compliance
    Last week, federal prosecutors in Georgia filed papers supporting the local probation office’s U.S. Sentencing Guidelines calculation calling for a sentence of life in prison for Stewart Parnell, the one-time CEO of Peanut Corporation…
  • Jul 29

    FFIEC Assessment Helps Financial Institutions Prevent Cyber Attack

    FFIEC Assessment Helps Financial Institutions Prevent Cyber Attack
    The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently issued an assessment tool meant to assist financial institutions in the detection of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the prevention of cyber attacks. The FFIEC is an…
  • Jul 28

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie
    Last month, the White House announced a change in its policy toward overseas hostage-takings of U.S. citizens. The new policy, accompanied by an Executive Order, aims to effect policy changes at home and overseas, including a focus on…
Rank this Week: 2079

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1705

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Assisted Living Facility owner arrested for patient theft!

    Assisted Living Facility owner arrested for patient theft!
    A breaking story from BayNews9.  The suspect is innocent until proven guilty but if true, this is a horrendous crime.  People in a position of trust need to be held accountable for taking advantage of the elderly and others who can…
  • Jul 20

    DUI manslaughter convictions in Florida bring wide range of penaltie

    DUI manslaughter convictions in Florida bring wide range of penaltie
    In a previous blog, we had written about a Florida woman who was texting as she ran a red light, causing a fatal automobile accident. She was charged with DUI manslaughter as a result of her actions. Coming on the heels of this, the Miami…
  • Jul 15

    Suspects captured in Bradenton homicide

    Suspects captured in Bradenton homicide
    A quick blurb from a BayNews9 article about a local crime that shocked the community. Three suspects are now in custody in a killing where there is more then meets the eye... Bradenton police have arrested three suspects in last weeks…
Rank this Week: 609

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Jul 29

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD
    Massachusetts Law prohibits discrimination in the workplace.  Sexual harassment is one form of discrimination that is prohibited by law.  The standards governing the prohibition of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in…
  • Aug 8

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary…
  • Dec 13

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION
    On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 3702

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 29

    Dervan on White Collar Sentencing

    Dervan on White Collar Sentencing
    Lucian E. Dervan (Southern Illinois University School of Law) has posted Sentencing the Wolf of Wall Street: From Leniency to Uncertainty (Wayne Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Symposium Article, based…
  • Jul 29

    Weisburd et al. on Problem-Oriented Policing

    Weisburd et al. on Problem-Oriented Policing
    David L. Weisburd , Cody W. Telep , Joshua C. Hinkle and John E. Eck (Hebrew University of Jerusalem , George Mason University , University of Maryland and University of Cincinnati) have posted Is Problem-Oriented Policing Effective in…
  • Jul 28

    Ewing et al. on The Criminalization of Immigration

    Ewing et al. on The Criminalization of Immigration
    Walter A. Ewing , Daniel E. Martinez and Rubén G. Rumbaut (American Immigration Council , George Washington University - Department of Sociology and University of California, Irvine - Department of Sociology) have posted The Criminalization…
Rank this Week: 171

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?
    Before we start, I have a small secret to share. Those of you who regularly follow this blog will have noticed that I sort of disappeared the past few weeks. That’s because I was having open-heart surgery and recovering. Recovery…
  • Jul 8

    Why Doesn’t the U.S. Supreme Court Believe in the First Amendment?

    Why Doesn’t the U.S. Supreme Court Believe in the First Amendment?
    I wrote this piece some time ago but never got around to posting it. However, given the fact that so many people were interested in the workings of the Supreme Court when I blogged about that last week, it seemed especially relevant. Lots of…
  • Jul 2

    The Nature of War

    The Nature of War
    I have been following the Confederate Flag issue closely and resisting the temptation to comment. However, I wanted to share a true story that happened to me to put this issue into perspective. But before I do, I also wanted to state my…
Rank this Week: 4728

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 117

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    California Death Penalty Debate Back on the Table

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

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

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Would Keep Violent Offenders in Prison Longer
    As a practitioner in the criminal law field, it is part of my job to keep updated on new case law that will affect my clients.  This blog will seek to explain to you the latest development in criminal case law—coming from our…
  • Jul 23

    Field Sobriety Tests in California

    Field Sobriety Tests in California
    With the start of the legislative session, California Senate members were given cards with a number for 24 Hour transportation.  As exposed by the Sac Bee, California Senate officials have hired two part-time employees to provide late…
Rank this Week: 2382

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

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

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

    Florida State Quarterback Charged with Battery

    Florida State Quarterback Charged with Battery
    On June 30, Florida State University quarterback De’Andre Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery from an incident in which he allegedly punched a 21-year-old woman in a bar. According to prosecutors, Johnson was involved in a…
  • Jul 23

    Burglary Suspect in Illinois Hobby Lobby Arrested

    Burglary Suspect in Illinois Hobby Lobby Arrested
    A prolific shoplifter, who was previously convicted of stealing $ 2 million in merchandise from Toys “R” Us stores in 2012, was arrested and charged with burglary for attempting to steal paintbrushes from a Hobby Lobby in Lombard,…
Rank this Week: 2860

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • Jul 29

    Ex-Criminals as Counselors?

    Ex-Criminals as Counselors?
    An irresponsible person can attempt to counsel another person on how to be responsible; but this just isn’t likely to end up successfully. How can anyone teach someone to be something if that person doesn’t even practice what he…
  • Jul 27

    Emotional Extremes Of A Criminal Not Necessarily An Emotional Disorder

    Emotional Extremes Of A Criminal Not Necessarily An Emotional Disorder
    A lot of criminals or social offenders are characterized by quick changes in their moods, from extremely high to extremely low. These changes in moods can happen frequently — even within a single day of a criminal’s life. He or…
  • Apr 29

    Cultural Influence On Crime

    Cultural Influence On Crime
    One can take many different stances when asked to determine the causes of criminal activity. One area of research that has been gaining popularity views crime as a product of the culture or subculture to which one belongs, rather than…
Rank this Week: 2268

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
  • Jul 29

    Keeping the Torch Lit

    Keeping the Torch Lit
    Guest Post by Mary Anne Brush (Re-printed from the Grosse Pointe News) Two milestones mark either end of my summer. My 90-year-old mother died at the end of May and my youngest child will leave for college at... Read More
  • Jul 11

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer Reviewed
      Peer review is a critical component of any scientific research.   You don’t simply expect people to take your word for it. Instead, you send things out to other experts in your field and you say: I am... Read More
  • Jun 30

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.
    Criminal and DWI Defense in the District of Columbia.
Rank this Week: 458

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/
  • Jul 29

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop
    You are responsible for knowing your rights and legal obligations.  Law enforcement has no duty to make sure you know your rights or the law. Don't be fooled by what you see in the movies. During a traffic stop: You have the following…
  • Jul 23

    Bad News For Hemophobiac

    Bad News For Hemophobiac
    Bad news for hemophobiacs: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that it is a-ok to arrest someone, haul her off to jail, and tell her: We want evidence of the crime we think you committed, and we’re not getting a warrant. You…
  • Jul 13

    Is the Constitution Slowing You Down? Hop on the Legislative Bypass!

    Is the Constitution Slowing You Down? Hop on the Legislative Bypass!
    Happy Monday. Let’s start the week with a quick peek at the Minnesota judiciary, circa 2001. In 2001, in State v. Larsen, 637 N.W.2d 315, Minnesota courts denounced the "legislative bypass":  Of course, a statute cannot confer…
Rank this Week: 445

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop
    You are responsible for knowing your rights and legal obligations.  Law enforcement has no duty to make sure you know your rights or the law. Don't be fooled by what you see in the movies. During a traffic stop: You have the following…
  • Jul 23

    Bad News For Hemophobiac

    Bad News For Hemophobiac
    Bad news for hemophobiacs: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that it is a-ok to arrest someone, haul her off to jail, and tell her: We want evidence of the crime we think you committed, and we’re not getting a warrant. You…
  • Jul 13

    Is the Constitution Slowing You Down? Hop on the Legislative Bypass!

    Is the Constitution Slowing You Down? Hop on the Legislative Bypass!
    Happy Monday. Let’s start the week with a quick peek at the Minnesota judiciary, circa 2001. In 2001, in State v. Larsen, 637 N.W.2d 315, Minnesota courts denounced the "legislative bypass":  Of course, a statute cannot confer…
Rank this Week: 1367

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 22

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jul 29

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va
    You know the feeling. You’ve been driving along, aware that you were going over the speed limit but sure that you would never be caught. Then you see the flashing blue lights. Sometimes you’re just in a hurry. Sometimes…
  • Jul 27

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving
    It’s one of the first lessons young drivers are taught in driver’s education class. Excessive speed can be deadly. Still, American society loves the image of the slick, fast cars. Speeding almost seems to be an American pastime.…
  • Jul 13

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced
    Earlier this month Dave Caddell from Caddell Weiland represented a client who received a ticket in Henrico County Virginia for Failing to Yield the Right of Way. Our client’s ticket was a result of him backing his tractor trailer across…
Rank this Week: 3707

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

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

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

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case
     After I found the pocket dial case, I did a search in Westlaw for "butt dial" cases . . . and found one, which was decided a few weeks ago:  Dietenberger v. Marcott, 2015 WL 3623647 (Court of Appeals of Iowa 2015). The…
  • Jul 27

    The "Pocket Dial," Wiretapping and a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    The "Pocket Dial," Wiretapping and a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently issued an interesting opinion in a civil suit:  Huff v. Spaw, 2015 WL 4430466 (2015). The court began its opinion by explaining that “[t]his case requires us to consider…
Rank this Week: 2539

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/
  • Jul 29

    What Happens When an Inmate is Booked Into Jail?

    What Happens When an Inmate is Booked Into Jail?
    Jails cannot function effectively unless they are highl […] The post What Happens When an Inmate is Booked Into Jail? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • Jul 26

    Salt Lake County Jail Programs for Inmate

    Salt Lake County Jail Programs for Inmate
    As we’ve written about in previous articles, inma […] The post Salt Lake County Jail Programs for Inmates appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • Jul 23

    When Do Judges Grant Sole Custody?

    When Do Judges Grant Sole Custody?
    In most Utah divorce cases, family courts try to grant […] The post When Do Judges Grant Sole Custody? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
Rank this Week: 2317

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 899

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 29

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit
    The story of Baby Bou Bou, the toddler nearly killed when a flashbang grenade was tossed into his crib as he lay sleeping, as a SWAT team stormed a home upon a no-knock night-time warrant granted by a neutral magistrate, a guardian of the…
  • Jul 29

    The Statistics That Weren’t, And It Won’t Matter At All

    The Statistics That Weren’t, And It Won’t Matter At All
    David Lisak had been a bulwark of the rape culture movement.  It was his research, cited more often than anyone else’s, that provided the foundation for the existence of a rape epidemic, that false rape accusations were below 10%,…
  • Jul 28

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!
    For those of you who have spurned my small request for a little love by reading Fault Lines, we’ve been slowly adding things to make it better, broader, more worth your while. Two new writers, Murray Newman and Jeff Gamso, have joined.…
Rank this Week: 84

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    The Most Common Types of White Collar Crime

    The Most Common Types of White Collar Crime
    White Collar Crime in Texas Many people may have heard the term “white collar crime” on the evening news or on television dramas. This is a catch-all term used to refer to a number of different illegal activities. The name is…
  • Jul 22

    Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape

    Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape
    Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape in Texas In Texas, a person who is convicted of statutory rape may face severe criminal penalties. These penalties can include years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and lifelong sex offender…
  • Jul 15

    Public Lewdness and the Associated Consequence

    Public Lewdness and the Associated Consequence
    Public Lewdness in Texas In Texas, a person who engages in public activities that may be deemed inappropriate or obscene could be charged with public lewdness. In general, this charge is applied in cases that involved one or more people…
Rank this Week: 777

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    What Crimes Can Potentially Lead to the Death Penalty?

    What Crimes Can Potentially Lead to the Death Penalty?
    Texas is infamous for its use of the death penalty. This punishment is considered the most severe legal penalty that is available in the Texas Penal Code. As such, it is only an option in the most serious of legal cases. In fact, there is…
  • Jul 22

    What Will Happen to Me if I Aided or Assisted a Fugitive?

    What Will Happen to Me if I Aided or Assisted a Fugitive?
    Aiding a Fugitive in Texas It is against the law in Texas to directly or indirectly participate in the commission of a crime. This may sound fairly straightforward to most people but it can have far-reaching implications. For example, many…
  • Jul 15

    How Public is the Information About My Arrest? Who Can Find Out About It?

    How Public is the Information About My Arrest? Who Can Find Out About It?
    Arrest Information When a person is placed under arrest in Texas, information about the incident can be stored in a record. Although this information is not always freely available to the public, it may still be available under certain…
Rank this Week: 2109

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Computer Engineer’s Soliciting Prostitution Charge Dismissed

    Computer Engineer’s Soliciting Prostitution Charge Dismissed
    A computer engineer working for a major corporation recently found himself in a very serious situation. Responding to an ad on backpage.com, he went to a hotel and met with an undercover police officer. That meeting ended up with him being…
  • Jul 27

    Ohio License Suspension for Unpaid Debt

    Ohio License Suspension for Unpaid Debt
    If you are in a lot of debt, you may have heard that your license can be suspended until you pay. Unfortunately, this is sometimes true. If you owe child support payments or other debts to the state, you may find your license revoked until…
  • Jul 17

    Open Container Districts Now Allowed in Ohio

    Open Container Districts Now Allowed in Ohio
    As of May, open container distracts are officially legal in Ohio. A bill proposing these open container districts was signed into law by Governor John Kasich on April 30th. The new law allows larger Ohio cities and townships to designate…
Rank this Week: 1441

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 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

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

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

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
Rank this Week: 319

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jul 29

    Schöffe säuselt in E-Mails an Verteidigerin – Prozess platzt!

    Schöffe säuselt in E-Mails an Verteidigerin – Prozess platzt!
    Eigentlich sollte es ein kurzer Verhandlungstag im sog. „Kiez-Prozess“ vor dem Amtsgericht Hamburg werden, doch dann kam es anders. Staatsanwaltschaft und Verteidiger lehnten einen Schöffen wegen der Besorgnis der…
  • Jul 26

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 120

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 120
    — 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. ©…
  • Jul 23

    Missbrauchsprävention im Sportverein

    Missbrauchsprävention im Sportverein
    Viele Kinder besuchen in ihrer Freizeit Sportvereine – jedoch sind die im Allgemeinen schlecht organisiert, was die Prävention vor sexuellem Missbrauch angeht. Im Schwimmverein oder beim Fußball: Potenzielle Täter nutzen…
Rank this Week: 2991

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    MASSACHUSETTS JURY RETURNS WITH A NOT GUILTY IN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL

    MASSACHUSETTS JURY RETURNS WITH A NOT GUILTY IN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL
    Sam and I just wrapped up an attempted murder trial with a Not Guilty on all counts. Over the next couple blog posts I will be discussing various issues that came up throughout the litigation and the strategies that we used in order to put…
  • Jul 23

    Bedford MA Home Invasion Suspects Remain at Large.

    Bedford MA Home Invasion Suspects Remain at Large.
    An armed home invasion in Bedford, Massachusetts has left three individuals with various non-life threatening injuries. According to preliminary reports provided by the Bedford Police Department, three additional men broke into the home of…
  • Jul 23

    Puppy Doe Abuser Gets 3.5 Years for Larceny

    Puppy Doe Abuser Gets 3.5 Years for Larceny
    The man accused of abusing a dog that came to be known as Puppy Doe over two years ago was sentenced yesterday for larceny charges brought against him in a case relating to the owner of the animal. Radoslaw Czerkawski, a 34 year old Polish…
Rank this Week: 325

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 28

    White House Rejects Pardon for Edward Snowden

    White House Rejects Pardon for Edward Snowden
    The White House today released an official statement rejecting a "We the People" online pardon petition for Edward Snowden. The petition had 167,000 signatures. Dan Froomkin at the Intercept has more. The White House response was…
  • Jul 28

    Media Goes Off-Message on Donald Trump

    Media Goes Off-Message on Donald Trump
    Donald Trump has had an easy time of it in the media thus far. Yesterday, something he didn't expect popped up. What actually happened is not up for discussion here. First, none of us were there, and more importantly, I have no interest…
  • Jul 28

    John Oliver Takes on Mandatory Minimum Sentence

    John Oliver Takes on Mandatory Minimum Sentence
    Great segment by John Oliver on mandatory minimum sentences. Ridiculously long sentences are not a great deterrent to crime. Prison sentences are a lot like p*nises: if they're used correctly, even a short one can do the trick." …
Rank this Week: 2

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3232

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Do I Need an Attorney For My Minnesota DWI Charge?

    Do I Need an Attorney For My Minnesota DWI Charge?
    OK, the short answer is absolutely, but let’s explain. If you are accused of a DWI in the state of Minnesota, the U.S. Constitution entitles you to obtain attorney representation. Of course, there is no law that requires you to have…
  • Jul 24

    Minnesota’s New DWI Penalties: What It Means for Offender

    Minnesota’s New DWI Penalties: What It Means for Offender
    Drivers in Minnesota have known that driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) higher than .08 but less than .20 constitutes a misdemeanor DWI. Individual drivers found guilty of this crime could face up to 90 days in jail and/or pay a…
  • Jul 19

    “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” in a DWI Case

    “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” in a DWI Case
    Under the United States justice system, the defendant is assumed to be innocent until he or she is proven guilty in a court of law. This is because as a U.S. citizen, you are granted numerous essential rights and liberties, including the…
Rank this Week: 2477

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/
  • Jul 28

    Where is my sex offender now? Notices keep victims informed

    Where is my sex offender now? Notices keep victims informed
    This accomplishes what? 7-28-15 Pennsylvania: A new partnership of state law enforcement and victim advocates will help ensure victims of sexual violence are updated when the status of their offender changes. The Pennsylvania State Police…
  • Jul 28

    False rape accuser who caused man to be arrested is given 'strong words of advice' by police

    False rape accuser who caused man to be arrested is given 'strong words of advice' by police
    7-28-15 National: A woman claimed she was raped, so the police went into action and did what they normally do when that occurs. They cordoned off the area where the rape occurred, and they arrested a 32-year-old male scapegoat. One little…
  • Jul 27

    A look inside sex offender rehab at Juneau’s prison

    A look inside sex offender rehab at Juneau’s prison
    See below: "of the 52 who’ve completed the program and been released, one is back in prison for a sexual offense." That is a 2% recidivism rate.7-27-15 Alaska: Since 2010, sex offenders in Alaska prisons have been able to opt in…
Rank this Week: 21

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer…

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Blog

By IMG Legal Group.

http://www.imglegalgroup.com/#!blog/cxyn
  • Jul 28

    Searching for Top NJ Law Firms? FREE consultation lawyers in NJ?

    Searching for Top NJ Law Firms? FREE consultation lawyers in NJ?
      Ocean & Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Ian Goldman is experienced with criminal justice system in Monmouth County or Ocean County  Searching for  Top NJ Law Firms? FREE consultation lawyers in NJ? No problem, We got you…
  • Jul 22

    Ensure That Your Rights and Best Interests Are Protected.

    Ensure That Your Rights and Best Interests Are Protected.
      Ocean & Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Ian Goldman is experienced with criminal justice system in Monmouth County or Ocean County Understanding the nuances and the complexities of the criminal justice system can certainly be…
  • Jul 18

    Searching for top NJ Law Firms? Is this your first time dealing with the criminal justice system?

    Searching for top NJ Law Firms? Is this your first time dealing with the criminal justice system?
      Ocean & Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Ian Goldman is experienced with criminal justice system in Monmouth County or Ocean County Being arrested in New Jersey can certainly prove unnerving. If this is your first time dealing with…
Rank this Week: 2306

Lawyer'd Up

Lawyer'd Up

Covers criminal law news, cases and developments. By Jack Joseph Gold.

http://www.lawyerdup.com/
  • Jul 28

    Some fresh links for getting paperwork…

    Some fresh links for getting paperwork straight - making sure DPF or pm filters are compliant.Truck and Bus Regulation, Fact Sheets and DocumentsTruck Regulation Upload, Compliance, and Reporting System (TRUCRS)  Truck ReportingTruck…
  • Jul 20

    CalCAP EVCS

    CalCAP EVCS
    CalCAP EVCSThe goal of the CalCAP Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Financing Program is to increase installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by small businesses in California.     Program…
  • Jul 16

    {New blog post} Title Issue

    {New blog post} Title Issue
    Occasionally parties may find themselves worked up when buying a work / commercial truck. After weeks {or maybe months} of waiting for the truck to be delivered, buyers may wonder about the dealer/seller not releasing the actual…
Rank this Week: 829

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 28

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

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'
    This morning, I received a text from the missus* who suggested that, in 2017, reprised legislation to limit police arresting motorists for Class C misdemeanors should be titled, "The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act." Clever gal. Bud Kennedy…
  • Jul 25

    Texas Monthly interviews Grit

    Texas Monthly interviews Grit
    After your correspondent became executive director of the Innocence Project of Texas last month, Michael Hall at Texas Monthly asked to interview me about the job, the blog, and where the innocence movement is headed in the future. See the…
  • Jul 25

    Learning from Sandra Bland: First thought

    Learning from Sandra Bland: First thought
    Grits readers are so familiar with the masthead that most of you have probably stopped reading it: "You might beat the rap, but you won't beat the ride." The death of Sandra Bland shows that old canard remains among the most serious problems…
Rank this Week: 86

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Defendant Sentenced to Twenty-Four Years for Murder on Nez Perce Reservation

    Defendant Sentenced to Twenty-Four Years for Murder on Nez Perce Reservation
    COEUR D'ALENE - Raymond Antoine Scott, Jr., 39, of Lapwai, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 288 months in prison for second degree murder in the death of William Reich on the Nez Perce Reservation, U.S. Attorney…
  • Jul 27

    Rollover crash on I15 sends two to hospital

    Rollover crash on I15 sends two to hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Jul 26

    Fatal Crash SB US95@473 Sandpoint District One

    Fatal Crash SB US95@473 Sandpoint District One
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 81

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jul 28

    More Proof: People are Bad at Risk Assessment

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

    Three Lessons for Investigators from the FIFA Scandal

    Three Lessons for Investigators from the FIFA Scandal
    These are still early days for the scandal engulfing world soccer, but in the indictments and other stories emerging we see three distinct features crucial for most successful investigations. We have written about all of them, but rarely are…
  • May 20

    Be Your Own Charity Investigator

    Be Your Own Charity Investigator
    News this morning of a Federal Trade Commission civil fraud case against four “cancer” charities in Tennessee is a good time to highlight a wonderful investigative tool out there that we have been using for years. Based on the…
Rank this Week: 2070