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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: 4706

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/
  • Feb 6

    Preparing for your Driver's License Appeal Hearing

    Preparing for your Driver's License Appeal Hearing
    This article about Michigan driver's license restoration will be a return to the more detailed examination of a single aspect of the license appeal process that is typical of most articles on this blog. The last stage in the driver's...
  • Feb 2

    DUI 1st Offense in Michgan - Not the end of your World

    DUI 1st Offense in Michgan - Not the end of your World
    As a Michigan DUI and driver's license restoration lawyer, I handle the whole gamut of drunk driving and driver's license related work, from 1st, 2nd and 3rd (felony) drinking and driving offenses, to restoring driver's licenses for people…
  • Jan 30

    So you want to win back your Drivers License?

    So you want to win back your Drivers License?
    Every day, pretty much everything I do is DUI and driver's license related. In some DUI cases, I meet with people who are in the middle of a troubled relationship to alcohol. A man called my office the other day...
Rank this Week: 390

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 26

    How to Get a Gold Star From the DEA

    How to Get a Gold Star From the DEA
    The infamous Flores twins of Chicago will finally be sentenced Tuesday. Some background on twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores, see this Chicago Reader article. The Government filed its sentencing memorandum a few weeks ago, which I…
  • Jan 23

    Colo. Wannabe Terror Teen Sentenced to Four Year

    Colo. Wannabe Terror Teen Sentenced to Four Year
    Shannon Conley, a 19 year old from Arvada, CO was sentenced to four years in federal prison today. She actually caught a big break. Had she not agreed to cooperate and plead guilty, for which the feds agreed to let her plead to the…
  • Jan 23

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Joseph Sledge of North Carolina has been released from prison after serving 37 years for murder. DNA proved he didn't do it, according to the three judge panel that heard the evidence. Sledge is the eighth person exonerated after the…
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/
  • Jan 25

    2015.28: Billy Harmon, Hubris, and Defilement

    2015.28: Billy Harmon, Hubris, and Defilement
    A couple of years ago I wrote a post about the prevalence of judges coaching prosecutors: In short, the judiciary acting as an adjunct to the prosecution shouldn’t surprise anyone. Elected judges identify with the state. There are very…
  • Jan 24

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling
    I don’t think I’d heard of Brad Spangler before today, when this popped up in my feed reader: The following message was posted on Facebook, allegedly from Brad Spangler, and I find it difficult to believe. If someone out there…
  • Jan 23

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply
    “Let me state boldly; I am against sexual assault. But…” “I am against revenge porn. But…” “I am not a supporter of crime or criminals.…” Of course you are against all the bad things.…
Rank this Week: 161

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?
    When do police have to read you your Miranda Rights? The police are required to read you your Miranda Rights when you are in custody and subject to interrogation. Your Miranda Rights inform you about your right to remain silent and your…
  • Jan 23

    Do The Police Need a Reason to Pull You Over?

    Do The Police Need a Reason to Pull You Over?
    YES! The police do need a reason to pull you over. They cannot just pull you over because they want to or because they have a hunch you are up to no good. The police must have a warrant. probable cause or reasonable suspicion that you are…
  • Jan 18

    How To Bail Or Bond Out Of The Polk County Jail

    How To Bail Or Bond Out Of The Polk County Jail
    Polk County has the largest population in Iowa and the Polk County Jail is the largest county jail in Iowa. It sees more inmates each year than any other jail in the state. That said, posting bond or bailing out of the Polk County Jail is no…
Rank this Week: 2363

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Loan Broker Gets 5 Years in Prison for Stealing $17M from Investor

    Loan Broker Gets 5 Years in Prison for Stealing $17M from Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mervyn A. Phelan, Sr., 74, Newport Beach, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy, wire…
  • Jan 23

    5 Charged with Operating Loan Modification Fraud Ring

    5 Charged with Operating Loan Modification Fraud Ring
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Three men and two women have been charged with committing loan modification fraud by targeting Hispanic victims throughout Southern California. Three of the defendants are family members and are charged with leading a…
  • Jan 22

    Former Title Company Employee Heads to Prison

    Former Title Company Employee Heads to Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Maria Eliza Garza, Houston, Texas, has been ordered to prison following her conviction in conspiring to defraud seven different Houston-area banks or more than $2 million in 2007 and 2008. Garza pleaded guilty Sept. 4,…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Jan 25

    Stay Safe from Drunk Drivers this Super Bowl Sunday

    Stay Safe from Drunk Drivers this Super Bowl Sunday
    Super Bowl Sunday is a lot of people's favorite day of the year. You may be hosting your own party or going to one of the many Super Bowl parties hosted by friends and family. While the day can be a lot of fun, for many that fun involves…
  • Jan 23

    Man Arrested for DUI on New Years' Eve Says Everyone Does It

    Man Arrested for DUI on New Years' Eve Says Everyone Does It
    Every year around the holidays, we tend to see more drunk drivers out on the roads. New Year's Eve probably has more drunk drivers on the road at any given time than any other day during the holiday season. Many people spend the day…
  • Jan 21

    East Boston Power Lines Taken Out by Drunk Driver

    East Boston Power Lines Taken Out by Drunk Driver
    According to a news article in the Boston Herald, a suspected drunk driver crashed his car into a series of equipment operated by the utility company in East Boston. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred around 4 a.m. Witnesses…
Rank this Week: 863

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/
  • Jan 25

    Will a Fourth DUI be a felony in Washington State?

    Will a Fourth DUI be a felony in Washington State?
    Maybe soon. Current Washington State law is that a fifth DUI within 10 years is a felony. There is a proposal this 2015 legistative session to make a 'fourth DUI a felony. See story…
  • Dec 13

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?
    20 days from the date of your arrest. This can be completed online or by mail. See link to Department of Licensing (DOL). Request DOL Hearing Cost is $375.00. See Mail in Form
  • Dec 12

    Will a DUI probation violation suspend my license?

    Will a DUI probation violation suspend my license?
    Maybe. Yes, if it is any of the following DUI mandatory conditions: (i) Not drive a motor vehicle without a valid license to drive and proof of financial responsibility insurance (SR 22); (no license and/or insurance) (ii) Not drive while...
Rank this Week: 3554

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The fact that a common carrier is operated by a governmental entity does not mean it has a lesser responsibility toward the public than one which is under private ownership. In that connection, there is simply no legal basis for imposing the…
  • Jan 24

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The first questions for you to determine are whether the condition of the bus steps at the point where plaintiff fell were such that the common carrier, through its employer, the bus driver, should have reasonably anticipated unusual danger…
  • Jan 18

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont
    On the trial of the issue joined the jury returned a special finding that in 1862 the insured fell from a tree, was injured, but not seriously, and that its effects passed away without subsequently affecting her health. The fact that the…
Rank this Week: 427

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    PROSECUTORS THREATEN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT TO FORCE PLEAS

    PROSECUTORS THREATEN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT TO FORCE PLEAS
    The threat of tacking on charges of identity theft in federal indictments has become a dangerous weapon in the hands of federal prosecutors trying to force […]
  • Jan 24

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS
    Federal prosecutors often use charges of mail fraud and wire fraud to add onto indictments alleging other complex, substantive crimes. This devious strategy is often used […]
  • Jan 22

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD
    Whenever we are contacted by potential clients who have been contacted by federal investigators our immediate advice is that they do not speak to investigators until […]
Rank this Week: 1015

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Felony Murder in Florida

    Felony Murder in Florida
    Felony Murder in Florida: Charges For a Homicide That Someone Else Committed First degree murder. It’s the most serious of Florida’s homicide crimes carrying two potential sentences, both of them bleak, death sentence or life…
  • Jan 14

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire
    In the summer of 2013, allegations surfaced regarding possible misconduct by Matt Shirk, the Public Defender for the 4th Judicial Circuit which covers Duval, Clay, and Nassau counties. The allegations largely centered on Shirk’s hiring…
  • Jan 2

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?
    Have You Been Arrested In Jacksonville? The winter holidays are simultaneously a joyous and stressful time of the year. With more parties and family gatherings than any other time of the year, many people often find themselves out of their…
Rank this Week: 2268

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Will this week's confirmation hearings for AG nominee Loretta Lynch produce any fireworks?

    Will this week's confirmation hearings for AG nominee Loretta Lynch produce any fireworks?
    This new National Law Journal article suggests the answer to the question in the title of this post may actually be no. The piece is headlined "Nominee Isn't Drawing a Crowd: Loretta Lynch hasn't inspired the passions that Eric Holder...
  • Jan 25

    "The Politics of Mercy: Is clemency still the third rail? We may find out."

    "The Politics of Mercy: Is clemency still the third rail? We may find out."
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy piece by Ken Armstrong at The Marshall Project. Here are excerpts: For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that clemency equals danger. Any governor who grants pardons or…
  • Jan 24

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission
    On this blog, I typically do not extensively cover or frequently discuss exonerations and criminal appeals based on actual innocence claims because, as some may know, I fear guilt/innocence concerns can at times distort sentencing procedures…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Jan 25

    Lawmakers ask: How good does sex registry need to be?

    Lawmakers ask: How good does sex registry need to be?
    1-25-2015 Vermont: MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are grappling with how close to perfect the state's sex offender registry needs to be before offenders' addresses are posted online. Vermont in 2009 passed a law saying the…
  • Jan 25

    Legislature briefs: Sex offenders, guns, tanning bed

    Legislature briefs: Sex offenders, guns, tanning bed
    Raises a que of jurisdiction; can the state reopen a sentence and add further punishment which this would be?1-25-2015 Mississippi: Status: ‘sex offender’ Rep. Tom Miles, D-Forest, has authored a bill that would require sex offenders to…
  • Jan 24

    Plan to add human traffickers to sex offender list advance

    Plan to add human traffickers to sex offender list advance
    1-24-2015 South Dakota: PIERRE — A proposal that would require convicted human traffickers to register as sex offenders would help fight a dangerous threat to the state, Attorney General Marty Jackley told a Senate committee on Thursday…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
Rank this Week: 113

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Pastor, now living in Kansas, arrested on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge from two decades ago

    Pastor, now living in Kansas, arrested on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge from two decades ago
    A pastor now living in Kansas is facing life in prison, following his arrest for sexual battery on a child that allegedly occurred more than 20 years ago. The man was arrested after he met with the victim at a Daytona Beach restaurant,…
  • Jan 22

    Jacksonville corrections officer arrested on theft charge

    Jacksonville corrections officer arrested on theft charge
    A longtime corrections officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was arrested this month as part of a food stamp fraud investigation. The man is accused of buying food stamps at half price and then using them to buy food in…
  • Jan 20

    Clay County woman charged in 2014 crash that killed one passenger and another's unborn child

    Clay County woman charged in 2014 crash that killed one passenger and another's unborn child
    A Clay County woman was charged this month with two counts of DUI manslaughter for her role in a November crash that killed one passenger and the unborn child of another woman riding in her car. Police said she was going 66 mph on a…
Rank this Week: 658

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 449

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Screw The Children; What About The Cops?

    Screw The Children; What About The Cops?
    “You have to draw the line between your right as a citizen to privacy and a community’s right to live in a crime-free environment.” “You can’t have them both.” — Carrie Mills, International…
  • Jan 25

    25 Years Worth of Creative License

    25 Years Worth of Creative License
    If there was a list of tough gang-style rapper names to pick from, what would the chances be that the winning name would be “Tiny Doo”?  I mean, it just isn’t particularly manly, and worse yet, provides ample…
  • Jan 24

    Not In My Court, They Don’t

    Not In My Court, They Don’t
    The video of oral argument before the 9th Circuit in Baca v. Adams is making the rounds, and it certainly worth watching for anyone interested in lying prosecutors and what happens to them.  Sidney Powell provides the story at the New…
Rank this Week: 41

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jan 25

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 94

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 94
    — 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. ©…
  • Jan 23

    Handbuch des Strafverteidiger

    Handbuch des Strafverteidiger
    Hans Dahs: Handbuch des Strafverteidigers 8. Auflage 2015
  • Jan 22

    Hooligans als kriminelle Vereinigung

    Hooligans als kriminelle Vereinigung
    Dass Hooligans kriminell sind, wird niemanden überraschen. Sie haben als ultrafanatische Fußballfans, als die sie sich ausgeben, eigentlich nichts mit Fußball zu tun – es geht ihnen schlicht um die gewalttätige…
Rank this Week: 2967

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jan 24

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.
                                 About to make fifty sandwiches. (Photo property of…
  • Jan 22

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 18

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.
    NOTE: This is a re-print from 2010's Underdog entry on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented his immortal "I Have a Dream" speech when I was just four months old. When he was shot dead on April…
Rank this Week: 522

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/
  • Jan 24

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "
    The story is in The New York Times: Argentina’s government asserted on Friday that an ousted spymaster was involved in the murky events around the death of the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, with President…
  • Jan 24

    "Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol"

    "Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol"
    Lyle Denniston has this report at ScotusBlog, commenting on Friday's grants of certiorari: Because the Court did not rewrite the questions spelled out in the inmates’ petition, it may be assumed that it intends to review all of them.…
  • Jan 23

    Hughes on Decriminalization and Stigma

    Hughes on Decriminalization and Stigma
    Jula Hughes (University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law) has posted From Abortions to Sex Work: What Decriminalization Can Teach Us About Stigma in Criminal Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper pursues the idea that decriminalization…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Jan 24

    Injury Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall

    Injury Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Jan 24

    Slick Conditions NB I15 Between Fort Hall and Blackfoot

    Slick Conditions NB I15 Between Fort Hall and Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Jan 24

    Fatal Crash in Middleton

    Fatal Crash in Middleton
    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.,…
Rank this Week: 307

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Money Laundering in New York

    Money Laundering in New York
    Money laundering statutes make it a crime to transfer money derived from almost any criminal activity (including organized crime, white-collar offenses, and drug transactions) into seemingly legitimate channels, in an attempt to disguise the…
  • Jan 22

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree...cont

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree...cont
    Health care criminal fraud in the fourth degree under New York Penal Law S 177.10 states that: A person is guilty of health care fraud in the fourth degree when such person, on one or more occasions, commits the...
  • Jan 20

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree
    Fraud is stealing, which is a crime, and it is a crime that affects everyone. When people commit health care fraud crimes, those actions contribute to rising costs of health care. Reducing health care fraud and abuse can help contain...
Rank this Week: 1348

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?
    Across the great state of Georgia, many families, businesses, and individuals have been experiencing tough financial times due to the ongoing economic recession.  Our office receives daily calls from Georgians who are interested in…
  • Jan 10

    What is Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?

    What is Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?
    When Georgians file for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy application, they must fulfill a requirement called debtor education and they also complete mandatory credit counseling.  The purpose of these two requirements is to help…
  • Jan 10

    My Bankruptcy Attorney is Ignoring Me – What Can I Do?

    My Bankruptcy Attorney is Ignoring Me – What Can I Do?
    In Georgia, many families and small business owners have made an important New Year’s Resolution – to get financially fit in 2015.  If you are carrying a significant debt burden and your income is not keeping pace with your…
Rank this Week: 2463

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge
    A group of fathers in New Jersey have banded together to bring a class action lawsuit against five family court judges. They allege their constitutional rights were violated by orders made by these judges that deprived them of a relationship…
  • Jan 9

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support
    Getting an order for child support is the first step and thankfully, for many children, also the last. Unfortunately, there are too many cases where a child support order is not worth the paper it’s written on because the paying parent…
  • Jan 7

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar
    You may have read the headlines last fall concerning the divorce of billionaire Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. Mr. Hamm is the CEO and majority shareholder of Continental Resources Inc., a company branded as “America’s Oil…
Rank this Week: 659

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 24

    Grand Theft Vino

    Grand Theft Vino
    Kerana Todorov reports for the Napa Valley Register:Investigators have recovered the bulk of the premium wine bottles stolen from The French Laundry on Christmas Day, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. No arrests have been…
  • Jan 23

    The Underpolicing of Black America

    The Underpolicing of Black America
    Jill Leovy has this essay in the WSJ:In predominantly African-American neighborhoods of U.S. cities, far too many killers have gotten away with far too many crimes for far too long, fueling a disastrous murder epidemic. Solving these murders…
  • Jan 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case
    As noted here and here last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined, 5-4, to issue a stay of execution for Oklahoma murderer Charles Warner, who raped and murdered a baby. Justice Sotomayor dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and…
Rank this Week: 401

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    CEO Arrested on 33 Felony Counts of Lewd Acts and Child Pornography

    CEO Arrested on 33 Felony Counts of Lewd Acts and Child Pornography
    Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, an Orange County CEO is suspected of using a social messaging application to convince two boys to trade explicit photos and videos with him is being held on $2 million bail. Shareef, of Aliso Viejo, faces 33 felony…
  • Jan 19

    Two Teachers Arrested for Incidents with Students in San Clemente

    Two Teachers Arrested for Incidents with Students in San Clemente
    Michelle Ghirelli, a teacher at West Covina high school was arrested on suspicion of having sexual relations with an underage student. Ghirelli, 30, is suspected of having the sexual contact with the minor in December while staying overnight…
  • Jan 15

    Anaheim Man Arrested for Counterfeiting

    Anaheim Man Arrested for Counterfeiting
    Steven Cervantes, of Anaheim man is facing federal counterfeiting charges after police officers found drugs and counterfeiting equipment in a Fountain Valley hotel room. Cervantes, and a friend, were arrested last week Huntington Beach…
Rank this Week: 594

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Widespread Abuse: Police Seize Cash From Motorist

    Widespread Abuse: Police Seize Cash From Motorist
    When you're pulled over by a police officer, you should reasonably expect a few things to happen: they will probably ask for your license and registration and they may even ask you to step out of your vehicle for further questioning. You…
  • Jan 22

    Palm Beach Teen Posed as Doctor

    Palm Beach Teen Posed as Doctor
    As our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense lawyers know, it's fairly common for people to hand out legal advice that they might have heard on "Suits" or offer medical opinions they might have seen on "Grey's Anatomy." But this…
  • Jan 21

    It's a Fine Line Between Parenting Style and Child Neglect

    It's a Fine Line Between Parenting Style and Child Neglect
    As we all know, different parents have different parenting styles. The customs employed in child-rearing vary by culture, region, and neighborhood -- and many differences of opinion on the matter exist within single homes. In this area of…
Rank this Week: 4565

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    South Florida Ex-Convict Faces Federal Weapons Charge

    South Florida Ex-Convict Faces Federal Weapons Charge
    Michael Paul Watkins of Inverness had successfully escaped from custody previously on two separate occasions after being convicted for the crime of fondling and handling a minor under the age of sixteen years in Florida State Court. He was…
  • Dec 10

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing
    When police responded to a 911 call made by an agitated North Miami woman whose husband was murdered while playing with the couple’s 20 month old son the previous month, they found the bullet riddled body of Ilam Nissim who had been…
  • Nov 26

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case
    Fred Topous Jr. is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to the charge of assault with intent to penetrate a thirteen year old minor female who just happened to be his boss’s daughter. He can easily be labelled a career…
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Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

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

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Jan 24

    Lessons for Every Lawyer from My Cousin Vinny

    Lessons for Every Lawyer from My Cousin Vinny
    In honor of Bill Belichick’s reference to My Cousin Vinny in his notable press conference today about deflated balls, I’m re-posting my article on what the movie teaches us about the law. My Cousin Vinny is also listed as one of…
  • Dec 29

    Readers’ Favorite Articles in 2014

    Readers’ Favorite Articles in 2014
    Below are the most-read articles in 2014 here at Shaun Kaufman Law. Thank you to my readers for your ongoing support, and here’s to everyone’s success, good health and happiness in 2015! Top 10 Articles Readers’ favorite…
  • Nov 19

    Holiday Office Parties and DUIs: Enjoy the First, Avoid the Second

    Holiday Office Parties and DUIs: Enjoy the First, Avoid the Second
    One of the last things you want after your office party this coming holiday is to get arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence). After all, it is bad enough confessing crushes at the water cooler…but it would far worse to go to…
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Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    DCF: Big Sister Knows Best

    DCF: Big Sister Knows Best
    Dying scares me less than suffering. Perhaps that’s because I’ve reached an age at which I attend more funerals than weddings. But I can imagine nothing more terrifying than to be forced to suffer. So my heart goes out to…
  • Jan 24

    Welcome to the New Boss: The Flash Mob

    Welcome to the New Boss: The Flash Mob
    Power, Moises Naim tells us, is everywhere on the decline: whether in the realm of corporations, the effective military reach of the state, or religion—leaders don't have the unquestioned clout they once enjoyed. This presents great…
  • Jan 14

    The Hedgehog, The Fox and The Prophet Mohammed

    The Hedgehog, The Fox and The Prophet Mohammed
    Jesus wept at the gravesite of Lazarus, the Gospel of John reports. Theologians debate the meaning of those tears. Some take it as source of sorrow over the tyranny of death, a master over us all. Others see it as his frustration over the…
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Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
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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/
  • Jan 23

    Father Charged with DUI While Driving His 2 Autistic Children

    Father Charged with DUI While Driving His 2 Autistic Children
    All but four states in the nation have laws on the books that increase penalties for people who drive DUI while transporting children. In California, police recently arrested a man named Joel Feseer for precisely this crime and hit him with…
  • Jan 21

    Kentucky State Senator Begs Press for Special Treatment After DUI

    Kentucky State Senator Begs Press for Special Treatment After DUI
    As Los Angeles DUI attorneys can attest, some CEOs, politicians and celebrities really do feel entitled to special treatment in the legal system, even though the law strives to treat everyone equally. Long-time Kentucky Congressman Brandon…
  • Jan 19

    Los Angeles DUI Community Takes Note: Man Facing Two Felonies After Hit and Run Death in West Covina

    Los Angeles DUI Community Takes Note: Man Facing Two Felonies After Hit and Run Death in West Covina
    A felony Los Angeles DUI hit and run resulted in the recent death of a young woman in West Covina, horrifying the community and motivating a public cry for justice. On December 30, a man named Raymond Alvarado fled from the scene of a crash…
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New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Proposed Legislation Would Bar Alcohol Purchases After DWI Arrest

    Proposed Legislation Would Bar Alcohol Purchases After DWI Arrest
    Pending legislation in at least two states would restrict sales of alcohol to people convicted of DWI offenses. A bill in the New Mexico State House of Representatives would allow a court to include a prohibition on alcohol purchases in an…
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Rules that Traffic Stop Was Lawful, Despite Police Officer’s Misunderstanding of Traffic Law

    Supreme Court Rules that Traffic Stop Was Lawful, Despite Police Officer’s Misunderstanding of Traffic Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in December 2014 that could have a significant effect on DWI cases in New Jersey. The case involves two fundamental principles of the American criminal justice system. First, law enforcement officers…
  • Jan 13

    Holiday DWI Stories Illustrate Important Principles of New Jersey DWI Law

    Holiday DWI Stories Illustrate Important Principles of New Jersey DWI Law
    The holiday season, starting with Halloween and continuing through Christmas and other winter holidays, always brings stories of unusual events that go “viral” on the internet, including strange or embarrassing DWI arrests. This…
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Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    A $1,000,000 Casino Marker in Las Vegas?

    A $1,000,000 Casino Marker in Las Vegas?
    Why Extend Credit on Markers that Don’t Collect? NRS 205 Las Vegas is known for its high-rollers at the casinos, and when Andrew Pham racked up over $1 million in casino markers and gambling debts in seven different casinos, they…
  • Jan 18

    How Casino’s Help Lower Crime Along the Strip

    How Casino’s Help Lower Crime Along the Strip
    Las Vegas is known as the Disneyland for adults, and what the city of Las Vegas wants is for tourists to have fun. The Chamber of Commerce encourages fun for everyone with very few consequences or risks throughout the city. Las Vegas is an…
  • Jan 14

    Number of Men vs Women Doing Crimes – Specific Case Needing Help

    Number of Men vs Women Doing Crimes – Specific Case Needing Help
    The Majority of The Majority of Crime is Perpetrated by Men, but Women do get Involved. Though statistics report that more crimes are committed by men, women are still involved. On December 12, the Metro Police sent out a report that they are…
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The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jan 23

    Joseph Sledge Exonerated and Released After 36 Years in Prison

    Joseph Sledge Exonerated and Released After 36 Years in Prison
    A panel of judges exonerated and released Joseph Sledge on Friday. Sledge, 70, served 36 years in prison for a double-murder which DNA evidence proves he did not commit. Since his arrest, Sledge has denied involvement in the 1976 murders of…
  • Jan 23

    Former Officers Ordered to Pay $7 Million to Florida Man Wrongfully Convicted at 15

    Former Officers Ordered to Pay $7 Million to Florida Man Wrongfully Convicted at 15
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that two retired police officers accused of framing Anthony Caravella for a murder he did not commit must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent behind bars. Caravella was only 15 years old…
  • Jan 22

    Montana DNA Testing Law Must Be Fixed

    Montana DNA Testing Law Must Be Fixed
    The Montana Billings Gazette ran an op-ed Thursday by Keegan Flaherty, executive director of the Montana Innocence Project and former state senator Larry Jent, urging lawmakers to revise the state's DNA testing law. The law was created in…
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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Jan 23

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015
    Traditional bullying seems to have taken on a new meaning in the digital age. What used to consist of hitting, punching, teasing, or taunting, has in recent years led to digital abuse over online platforms that has led to the ……
  • Jan 23

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015
    Traditional bullying seems to have taken on a new meaning in the digital age. What used to consist of hitting, punching, teasing, or taunting, has in recent years led to digital abuse over online platforms that has led to the suicides of many…
  • Jan 18

    Weapons, Threats, and Violence: Illinois Weapons Defense

    Weapons, Threats, and Violence: Illinois Weapons Defense
    Mere possession of weapons can have a detrimental effect on your future if you are one of the thousands of individuals that is not permitted to carry a weapon under the law. While everyone has a right to bear arms, … Continue reading…
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Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?
    As a DUI defense lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL defending those arrested and accused of driving under the influence for over a decade, I am constantly reminded of the two most important pieces of evidence that law enforcement officers use…
  • Jan 21

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County
    Palm Beach County, FL has seen a rise in Domestic Battery arrests over the past few months.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a must arrest policy, when dealing with domestic battery calls. If you or someone in your home…
  • Jan 21

    Implications of the Murray v. State Ruling

    Implications of the Murray v. State Ruling
    The 4th District Court of Appeals, which oversees all appeals in Broward, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties just ratified the worst type of police misconduct and exemplifies why a citizen should NEVER speak…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    Minnesota Task Force Asks Lawmakers to Be Tougher on DWI Offenders

    Minnesota Task Force Asks Lawmakers to Be Tougher on DWI Offenders
    The 2015 legislative session is in business, and the Minnesota DWI task force is asking lawmakers to consider an extensive list of measures, all primarily aimed at reducing the number of drunk driving incidents in the state. The task force is…
  • Jan 18

    MN Court Rules New DWI Test Procedures Won’t Impact Old Case

    MN Court Rules New DWI Test Procedures Won’t Impact Old Case
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently struck down an attempt by one driver to withdraw a guilty plea related to a previous drunk driving charge. The Court said that while a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision declared it unconstitutional for…
  • Jan 15

    After the DWI Arrest: Top Mistakes to Avoid Making

    After the DWI Arrest: Top Mistakes to Avoid Making
    Drivers who are stopped and arrested for DWI must realize that all their actions from then on are crucial and require serious thought and consideration. Listed below are some of the most common mistakes made by drivers arrested for DWI: …
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Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Seattle DUI Attorney Blog

Covers Washington State and Seattle DUI defense, information and news. By Leyba Defense PLLC.

http://seattleduiarrest.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony

    WA State legislator proposes bill that would make fourth offense DUI a felony
    Now that the 2015 Washington State legislative session is under way.  The annual what can we do to make DUI laws tougher here in Washington State has begin.  The latest example is a proposed bill that would make a fourth offense DUI a…
  • Dec 28

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?

    How often can you expect to have Court on a DUI case?
    One of the most common questions I get asked as a Seattle DUI Attorney is how many times will I have to go to Court for my DUI case.  The answer is pretty simply.... It depends.   Here are the factors that will determine how often a…
  • Dec 15

    What are the three standardized field sobriety tests administered in a DUI investigation

    What are the three standardized field sobriety tests administered in a DUI investigation
    Have you ever wondered what the three standardized field sobriety tests are in a DUI investigation?  Well today is your lucky day.  DUI Attorney Matthew Leyba and answer this question and offer a basic overview in layman's terms of how they…
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Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    A Big Year For Marijuana DUI

    A Big Year For Marijuana DUI
    In Arizona, a marijuana DUI used to be a pretty cut and dried thing. The law said it was a crime to be in actual control of a vehicle with marijuana “or its metabolite” in your body, and courts treated it as a strict liability…
  • Jan 18

    How To (Really) Get Through A DUI Checkpoint

    How To (Really) Get Through A DUI Checkpoint
    An interesting DUI checkpoint video has been circulating lately. In it, the driver gets through without even rolling down his window, passing by with ease thanks to a plastic bag attached to his car with a string. The bag contained his…
  • Jan 14

    Somebody Must Have Read Catch-22

    Somebody Must Have Read Catch-22
    A member of the East Valley DUI Stasi Task Force apparently decided to park himself outside of a local bar one night last year. According to at least one witness, the cop then proceeded to stop one person after another for neither a…
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Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
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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
  • Jan 23

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind
    By Sevag Kechichian, Researcher on Saudi Arabia at Amnesty International. The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has, once again, focused international attention to the oil-rich Middle Eastern country’s human…
  • Jan 22

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!
    Thanks to everyone who took part in the very urgent social media action to free Guadalupe! Guadalupe is one of 17 Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison after suffering miscarriages. The only legal option ……
  • Jan 22

    Who will be silenced next?

    Who will be silenced next?
    By Alicia Koutsoulieris, Case Coordinator for Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority Freedom of speech has suffered a tragic start in 2015. As the world calls for the release of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif…
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Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Is it unlawful to blow less then .08 BAC following a DUI stop?

    Is it unlawful to blow less then .08 BAC following a DUI stop?
    Often times people will come into the office charged with DUI after providing a breath sample of less than .07 or .08. They wonder how it is they were charged in Maryland for DUI/DWI when they blew a legal BAC number between .01 and .06. …
  • Jan 12

    Can I be arrested if the cop did not see me drive

    Can I be arrested if the cop did not see me drive
    Can you be arrested for DUI in Maryland if the police did not see you driving your car? To evaluate that question, it must be further broken down to were you sitting in the car or were you outside the car when the police arrived? The easier…
  • Jan 6

    How & When to tell your boss you have to go to court for DUI

    How & When to tell your boss you have to go to court for DUI
    One issue that seems to come up with regularity is whether to tell one's employer or boss that they were arrested and charged with a DUI or other criminal event. Certain people with high levels of clearance or security may be required to…
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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
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