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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Ventimiglia hearing

    Ventimiglia hearing
    A Queens Gun Crime Lawyer said that, this is an appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Queens County, rendered July 15, 1999, as amended December 2, 1999, convicting him of murder in the second degree...
  • Apr 18

    CPL 440 motion

    CPL 440 motion
    On 24 May 2006 defendant JG, a lawful permanent resident of the United States since 2005, but a native citizen of the Dominican Republic was alleged to have been caught by detective R with cocaine possession and selling the same...
  • Apr 18

    Memorandum in Support...cont

    Memorandum in Support...cont
    HIV related testing of the defendant is mandated. The criminal defendant has been convicted of a felony defined in Penal Law Article 130, and the person making the request fits the statutory definition of "victim". She is the…
Rank this Week: 4365

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Better Listen to Mom

    Better Listen to Mom
    Sometimes, these articles answer burning questions, but not today. Questions like "why something versus nothing?" may get answered later. Today, I'm here to tell you what's happening in Florida's criminal courts. As always, I'm attempting…
  • Apr 15

    "I Know My Rights"

    "I Know My Rights"
    If you've lived on Mother Earth long enough, you've encountered a smart-assed kid that (a) has no respect for authority, and (b) knows his rights. So, how do police officers respond to someone that tells them they "know their rights?" As…
  • Apr 11

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre
    If I had a dollar for every time someone called to tell me their rights were violated, I wouldn't have to work; I could just keep answering the phone and make a dollar here, dollar there. Part of my work as a criminal defense attorney is to…
Rank this Week: 892

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
  • Apr 19

    The Undeniable Scent Of Police Misconduct

    The Undeniable Scent Of Police Misconduct
    The prestigious Cato Institute, with its National Police Misconduct Statistics and Report Project (NPMSRP), tracks police misconduct on a daily and annual basis. And there is a lot of misconduct… read more →
  • Apr 19

    Granny Doesn’t Have Authority over the Shoebox: Searches of Private Spaces in Shared Home

    Granny Doesn’t Have Authority over the Shoebox: Searches of Private Spaces in Shared Home
    The People for the American Way has said the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is “dominated by right wing ideologues” who have the “last word”… read more →
  • Apr 19

    Victim Restitution in Child Pornography Cases Still In Flux

    Victim Restitution in Child Pornography Cases Still In Flux
    The road of Hades is sometimes paved with good intentions. This is so with the case of Luis A. Montalvo-Cruz (“Cruz”) whose appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals… read more →
Rank this Week: 419

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer
    Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the country with laws in place regarding casino markers. Casinos use markers as a way to help gamblers and players keep playing. When you only have a certain amount of cash on you, the casino will extend…
  • Apr 15

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega
    Find Help for Homicide Charges in Las Vegas  Las Vegas courts will only charge individuals with homicide if the court determines that enough evidence exists to prove the charge. Before the court charges you with homicide, the prosecutor…
  • Apr 13

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense
    Facing Felony Charges? Call Potter Law Offices A felony charge can reduce your chances of landing a new job, change the way that loved ones think and feel about you and even impact the way you live your life. Here at Potter Law Offices, we…
Rank this Week: 742

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS IN OHIO DUI/OV CASES

    SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS IN OHIO DUI/OV CASES
    Two days ago, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision clarifying how specific a motion to suppress must be for the defendant to receive an evidentiary hearing on the motion. In State v. Codeluppi (2014), the Court concluded: "[A] highly…
  • Mar 28

    Drive High - Get A DUI

    Drive High - Get A DUI
    In January, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. In March, Colorado became the first state to televise entertaining public service announcements about the danger of driving under the influence of marijuana. …
  • Mar 9

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HANDLE DUI/OVI CASES

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HANDLE DUI/OVI CASES
    Last week was the annual DUI/OVI seminar hosted by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL). The three-day seminar, held at the Westin in downtown Columbus, has become nationally recognized and is one of the few state…
Rank this Week: 3134

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 19

    Pot Tourism

    Pot Tourism
    As expected, Colorado's legalization of marijuana is producing an influx of tourists.  College student Levy Pongi, 19, traveled with friends from Wyoming to Denver to try it.  He jumped to his death from a hotel balcony.  AP…
  • Apr 18

    Abolitionism, Meet Reality

    Abolitionism, Meet Reality
    Pro-criminal interest groups and academics are constantly admonishing us that we should use "evidence-based sentencing."  The problem is that they don't want consideration of what any normal person would consider "evidence."…
  • Apr 17

    Criminal Intent in the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Criminal Intent in the Boston Marathon Bombing
    Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev know what he was doing, and intend to do it, when he planted the bomb that killed three people and grievously injured dozens more?Well, read his own words. When asked to comment, one of his numerous defense…
Rank this Week: 638

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida
    In Florida, the police are generally not allowed to search a suspect's vehicle unless the driver or owner gives consent to search, the police have probable cause to believe there is evidence of criminal activity inside or there is an arrest…
  • Apr 16

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower
    In Florida, the law establishes what it considers a legal limit for a driver's blood alcohol content. Most people know that the legal limit in Florida in DUI cases is 0.08. If a person blows a 0.08 or higher on the breathalyzer, that does…
  • Apr 13

    Florida Police Can Order Blood Draw in DUI Manslaughter Case Where There is Evidence of Impairment

    Florida Police Can Order Blood Draw in DUI Manslaughter Case Where There is Evidence of Impairment
    In a normal DUI case in Florida, where there is no accident with serious injury or death, the police do not request or seek to obtain a blood sample of the defendant to test for alcohol content. The procedure is often different when a DUI…
Rank this Week: 2485

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 19

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?
    In response to the question of why, Nebraska Senior District Court Judge Richard Kopf provided a candid and detailed answer.  His answer consists of nine points, delivered with his usual aplomb and sense of humor, and with…
  • Apr 19

    The No-Fly Secrets Revealed

    The No-Fly Secrets Revealed
    For a case that could have, should have, disappeared with a swift oops and click of the delete button, it has reached a conclusion with the unfortunately unsatisfying result of no one being saved and a government so utterly impotent,…
  • Apr 18

    If You Can’t Trust Prosecutors…

    If You Can’t Trust Prosecutors…
    There won’t be much “value added” in this post, as its purpose is to direct readers to Doug Berman’s post at Sentencing Law & Policy on the fiasco of Cesar Huerta Cantu.  In that case, a typo, conceded by…
Rank this Week: 69

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Apr 19

    Quizduell: In welchem Bundesland gibt es die Todesstrafe?

    Quizduell: In welchem Bundesland gibt es die Todesstrafe?
    Eine erheiternde Frage hatte ich heute früh im Quizduell zu beantworten: Laut der Verfassung welchen Bundeslandes ist es noch möglich die Todesstrafe zu verhängen, obwohl diese aufgrund des Deutschen Grundgesetzes nicht…
  • Apr 18

    Die Schwächen der Strafverfolgung im Sexualstrafrecht

    Die Schwächen der Strafverfolgung im Sexualstrafrecht
    Es war ein Satz in einem Artikel von Roland Preuß auf Sueddeutsche.de, der gestern nicht nur in den sozialen Netzwerken die Gemüter erhitzte: „Man kann nicht ernsthaft unterstellen, dass Frauen eine Vergewaltigung…
  • Apr 15

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert
    Wie geht eine Staatsanwaltschaft mit einer Strafanzeige wegen Kindesmisshandlung (juristisch: Misshandlung von Schutzbefohlenen) um? Wenn es um hilflose Kinder geht — sehr sorgfältig — sollte man meinen. Und wie, wenn die…
Rank this Week: 1871

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Cohan's False Portrayal of Williamson

    Cohan's False Portrayal of Williamson
    Well beyond his odd arguments, William D. Cohan has distinguished himself through a highly unusual editorial strategy. In many cases relying solely on the word of a convicted liar (often presented second- or even third-hand), Cohan allowed…
  • Apr 17

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"
    Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour, this time stepping slightly outside his ideological comfort zone to appear on Michael Smerconish’s radio show. (Excerpt here; full broadcast available at siriusxm.) Cohan expressed…
  • Apr 17

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book
    For those who want to read it, my general review of the Cohan book, published by Commentary, is here. Stuart has reviewed the book in the New Republic, and Peter Berkowitz has an intriguing review in Real Clear Politics.A few notes on the…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Apr 18

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case
    James Robert Sheppard III has posted Double Jeopardy Blues: Why in Light of Blueford v. Arkansas States Should Mandate Partial Verdicts in 'Acquit First' Cases (Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 83, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 18

    Litton on Miller v. Alabama, Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy

    Litton on Miller v. Alabama, Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy
    Paul Litton (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Symposium Foreword: Bombshell or Babystep? The Ramifications of Miller v. Alabama for Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy (Missouri Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, Fall 2013) on…
  • Apr 18

    Stein on Inefficient Evidence

    Stein on Inefficient Evidence
    Alex Stein (Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) has posted Inefficient Evidence (Alabama Law Review, Vol. 66, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why set up evidentiary rules rather than allow factfinders to make…
Rank this Week: 149

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 18

    Friday Night Open Thread

    Friday Night Open Thread
    I've got the grill going (Asian Steak and Watermelon and Arugula Salad over rice noodles with peanuts on top). What's on your agenda for this holiday weekend? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 18

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute
    Why did it take Denver Police officers more than 15 minutes to arrive at the home of Kristine Kirk? She was dead by the time they got there. She spent her last 13 minutes of life on the phone with 911. Kirk called 911 at 9:31 pm. She grew…
  • Apr 17

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc
    Chelsea Clinton announced today she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a child. Hillary and Bill are of course, excited. Hillary tweeted: “My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!” The new addition to the…
Rank this Week: 3

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 2145

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession
    On Saturday morning April 12, Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning forward, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  In the process of his arrest, police discovered cocaine in Malone’s pants pocket, according to a…
  • Apr 18

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested
    On Monday April 14, authorities in California claimed that they had “dismantled” a drug trafficking ring that smuggled cocaine and methamphetamines from Mexico for distribution to New York, Arkansas, Illinois, and other…
  • Apr 18

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License
    On Sunday April 13, former Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. was arrested on a bench warrant in connection with a citation he received in March in Tampa for driving with a suspended driver’s license with knowledge.  He…
Rank this Week: 196

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
  • Apr 18

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?
    The moments after a car accident are important to collect information from the other driver. Asking the right questions and following the right procedure can make a big difference in how your case is handled.Some questions you should ask the…
  • Apr 16

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?
    There is no standard amount of time to settle a car accident claim. The time varies depending on the damages involved, the available evidence, the negotiations, and more.Generally, after a car wreck your timeline to recover compensation looks…
  • Apr 15

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck
    Because of the size of a large truck in comparison to a car, an accident involving a large truck can cause serious injuries to drivers of passenger vehicles. It is not unusual for these accidents to result in a permanent injury or even…
Rank this Week: 1286

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 18

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime
    A Michigan man has been charged with 35 crimes connected to the alleged sexual assault of four teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 15, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  67-year-old Benny R. Grimes of Taylor has been charged…
  • Apr 18

    Kentwood Man Charged with Producing, Distributing Child Pornography via Skype

    Kentwood Man Charged with Producing, Distributing Child Pornography via Skype
    Earlier this month, a Kentwood man was arrested for allegedly producing child pornography and using Skype to distribute it on the Internet, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  28-year-old Clint Andrews Williamson is accused of…
  • Apr 10

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole
    In 1996, Steven D. Young, a Bangor Township resident, pleaded no contest to a single count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 years of age.  He was sentenced to eight to 30 years in prison the following…
Rank this Week: 191

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 18

    TelexFree Asks Bankruptcy Court To Eliminate Promoter Obligation

    TelexFree Asks Bankruptcy Court To Eliminate Promoter Obligation
    On the date it filed bankruptcy in a Nevada federal court, and just days before Massachusetts regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company of being a massive pyramid and Ponzi scheme that had raised at least…
  • Apr 17

    As Regulators Closed In, TelexFree Execs Scrambled To Move Asset

    As Regulators Closed In, TelexFree Execs Scrambled To Move Asset
    It reads like a spy thriller you would expect out of Hollywood.  As authorities closed in on a massive fraud, one of the company's top executives sought to elude a raid on the company's headquarters by walking out the front door with…
  • Apr 16

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy
    Federal authorities continued their quest to prosecute those connected to the massive $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Scott Rothstein, with Rothstein's former CFO becoming the 18th person to face charges to date.  Irene Shannon,…
Rank this Week: 598

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the criminal defense of white collar crimes, theft crimes and DUI. By The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion
    Central California -- On Thursday three men associated with the Armenian Power street gang were convicted in a massive racketeering and extortion case, which included charges related to debit card skimming at 99 Cents Only stores in Southern…
  • Apr 15

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women
    Anaheim, CA -- Although few details have been revealed, Anaheim police announced that they have arrested two registered sex offenders in connection with the murders of four women in Orange County over a period of several months. The first…
  • Apr 13

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border
    SAN CLEMENTE - During a routine stop, police at a San Clemente checkpoint allegedly found 54 pounds of cocaine being carried in a 2003 Ford Explorer. The drivers, a pair of siblings from Mexico, claimed that they were in the...
Rank this Week: 279

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Porsha Williams charged with battery after taping RHOA episode

    Porsha Williams charged with battery after taping RHOA episode
    A high profile criminal case from Fulton County is making the news across the country. A star of the television series “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has been charged with battery related to an alleged incident that occurred…
  • Apr 11

    US Supreme Court issues ruling on domestic violence weapons ban

    US Supreme Court issues ruling on domestic violence weapons ban
    The United States Supreme Court ruled late last month that a 1996 law prohibiting people who have been convicted of domestic violence may not later possess a firearm, regardless of whether the underlying case included evidence of actual…
  • Apr 4

    Georgia law enforcement notes an uptick in I-75 drug arrest

    Georgia law enforcement notes an uptick in I-75 drug arrest
    Interstate travel is common in the United States. The interstate highway system facilitates the easy flow of traffic across state lines. But, law enforcement may often conduct traffic stops on the highway. Residents of Georgia and many other…
Rank this Week: 859

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 18

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?
    The questions in the title of this post are prompted by one of the executive actions suggested earlier this week the Brennan Center for Justice in this new report titled "15 Executive Actions to Overcome Government Dysfunction."…
  • Apr 18

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short
    As reported in this New York Times piece, headlined "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," a tie vote yesterday in the Granite State will keep the death penalty alive there for now....
  • Apr 17

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice
    I just learned about an important NIJ-funded project and report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which examines in depth federal prosecutorial charging decisions across US District Courts. The research was complete by…
Rank this Week: 124

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Lousiana man's 13-year sentence for pot called cruel and unusual

    Lousiana man's 13-year sentence for pot called cruel and unusual
    Our posts the last two weeks have focused on the possibility and dire necessity of criminal justice reform in Louisiana. While most states have made efforts to reduce long sentences for nonviolent drug crimes (including other states here in…
  • Apr 9

    Louisiana's heroin problem: Mandatory minimums are not the answer

    Louisiana's heroin problem: Mandatory minimums are not the answer
    The United States is in the midst of a health epidemic. The number of heroin overdose deaths has skyrocketed in recent years, including here in Louisiana. Drug abuse generally has been a nationwide problem for more than a half-century, and...
  • Apr 3

    Louisiana lawmakers considering criminal justice reform bill

    Louisiana lawmakers considering criminal justice reform bill
    The state of Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the United States. Some believe this is a point of pride. No one can say that Louisiana isn’t tough on crime. But does being tough on crime actually result in...
Rank this Week: 3805

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Apr 18

    How might (rare?) tragedies linked to legal marijuana use impact reform developments?

    How might (rare?) tragedies linked to legal marijuana use impact reform developments?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this recent AP story from Colorado headlined "2 Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use." Here are excerpts: This week, two Denver deaths were linked to marijuana use,…
  • Apr 15

    Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about legalization in Colorado and Washington

    Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about legalization in Colorado and Washington
    From the Huffington Post today, Attorney General Eric Holder makes some noteworthy commenst on marijuana legalization. Holder said he was "cautiously optimistic" about the implementation of legalization in Colorado and Washington so…
  • Apr 15

    Pat Oglesby's new paper: "The Ace in the Game: Revenue from Legalized Marijuana"

    Pat Oglesby's new paper: "The Ace in the Game: Revenue from Legalized Marijuana"
    The title of this post is the title of Pat Oglesby's latest paper which, as always, is a must read for anyone who follows these issues. The paper is part of the program for the upcoming International Society for the Study of Drug Policy…
Rank this Week: 2355

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Apr 18

    We Told You So: Illegal Bank Records Update

    We Told You So: Illegal Bank Records Update
    Lo and behold, not four days after we wrote our last post on the illegality of obtaining bank records, a postcard appeared in our mailbox promising “statewide bank searches” for under $300.  I was intrigued.  I thought,…
  • Apr 14

    Why Bank Records Are Usually Off Limits to Investigator

    Why Bank Records Are Usually Off Limits to Investigator
    Each week we receive calls from people, many of them attorneys, asking us if we can obtain bank records as part of our asset searching.  The short answer is, though we probably can obtain the records, we absolutely will not. …
  • Apr 9

    U.S. Authorities Target Cayman Islands in Money Laundering Sting

    U.S. Authorities Target Cayman Islands in Money Laundering Sting
    According to the Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch, last month, three wealth managers, Eric St-Cyr, Joshua VanDyk and Patrick Poulin were arrested in Miami and charged with money laundering and conspiracy to launder money on behalf of…
Rank this Week: 2918

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 554

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then
    I need to tell you a story today, illustrated with real photographs.It’s about this woman.  Her name is Maryam Hosseinzadeh.  But no.  I cannot tell you about her yet. You must first meet Koukab.  Here she is.She is…
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
  • Apr 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
Rank this Week: 662

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 18

    Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects LI Challenge

    Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects LI Challenge
    The Nebraska Supreme Court ruling in State v. Ryan is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Supreme Court rejects Michael Ryan death penalty challenge," is by Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected…
  • Apr 18

    News Coverage From New Hampshire

    News Coverage From New Hampshire
    "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," is the New York Times report by Katharine Q. Seelye. In a tie vote, the New Hampshire Senate deadlocked Thursday on whether to repeal the death...
  • Apr 17

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield
    Andrew Cohen writes, "Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days," of the Week. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Last week, in a decision that contorted both law and fact, a state judge ruled against an illiterate,...
Rank this Week: 90

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2489

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Apr 18

    Private probation companies write the law

    Private probation companies write the law
    By Jessica Towne I’ve been writing about how to survive probation in my Georgia Driver newsletter lately. Probation requirements are usually written in dense legalese and use jargon that many probationers don’t understand. One…
  • Apr 16

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?
    Governor Deal has been touched by the plight of epileptic and other chronically ill children in Georgia, and is waging a valiant war to get marijuana THC oil approved for their use. Despite getting a bill permitting medical use of THC through…
  • Apr 8

    Can you turn a gym into a court?

    Can you turn a gym into a court?
    By Jessica Towne My admin’s jaw dropped this morning when she read about a DUI case that was heard and decided in a court held inside a high school gym. She couldn’t believe you could turn a court into this kind of circus. She…
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The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Nolo Contendere Plea

    Nolo Contendere Plea
    The term nolo contendere, or “nolo” for short, means that you are pleading “no contest” to criminal charges. By pleading “nolo,” you also are indicating that the State has enough evidence against you to…
  • Feb 2

    Domestic Violence Assault in Maine

    Domestic Violence Assault in Maine
    Domestic Violence Assault in Maine is among the crimes categorized as a domestic violence-specific crime.  Other crimes in this group are Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening, Domestic Violence Terrorizing, Domestic Violence Stalking,…
  • Feb 2

    First Maine OUI Offense

    First Maine OUI Offense
    Maine has a stern perspective when it comes to drinking and driving. In 2012, 7014 Mainers were arrested for operating under the influence (OUI) of alcohol and/or drugs.  If you have been recently accused of your first Maine OUI Offense,…
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White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
  • Apr 18

    Broker-Dealer Executives Charged Under FCPA for Venezuelan Bribery Scheme

    Broker-Dealer Executives Charged Under FCPA for Venezuelan Bribery Scheme
    The government arrested Benito Chinea and Joseph DeMeneses of SEC-registered broker-dealer Direct Access Partners (DAP) this week and charged them with participating in a conspiracy to pay $60 million in bribes to a Venezuelan official to…
  • Apr 17

    Farid Fata Seeks Venue Change in Health Care Fraud Trial

    Farid Fata Seeks Venue Change in Health Care Fraud Trial
    After conducting a telephone poll of potential jurors to determine possible jury bias, Dr. Farid Fata has moved for a change of venue in the Medicare fraud case against him. Fata claims that the jury pool in the Eastern District of Michigan…
  • Apr 10

    Parties Submit Dueling Letters Over Validity of Rengan Rajaratnam Indictment

    Parties Submit Dueling Letters Over Validity of Rengan Rajaratnam Indictment
    In a flurry of letters following oral argument on Rengan Rajaratnam's pending motion to dismiss the indictment against him, the government and Rajaratnam's defense counsel continue to debate whether Count One of the indictment is proper…
Rank this Week: 729

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
  • Apr 18

    Former District Attorney Admits to Detaining Witnesse

    Former District Attorney Admits to Detaining Witnesse
    Months after former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joe Hynes denied reports that his office detained witnesses overnight in hotel rooms, he admitted to the practice in a sworn deposition in December that is now getting attention from the…
  • Apr 17

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’
    Two days before the 25th anniversary of the Central Park Jogger attack, supporters of the men known as the "Central Park Five," who were wrongly convicted of the crime, will rally in New York City's City Hall Park this afternoon at 4 p.m. to…
  • Apr 16

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit
    On Tuesday, Philadelphia's District Attorney, Seth Williams, announced the creation of the city's Conviction Review Unit. The unit, which will investigate claims of innocence in homicide convictions, will be under the leadership of veteran…
Rank this Week: 523

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal and DUI law. By the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    FLORIDA WIRETAPPING LAW AND THE PENNSYLVANIA BULLYING CASE

    FLORIDA WIRETAPPING LAW AND THE PENNSYLVANIA BULLYING CASE
    This past week saw another addition to the never-ending story of school administrators making incredibly stupid disciplinary decisions. Awhile back, a Pennsylvania educator responded to an incident of bullying by contacting a law enforcement…
  • Apr 9

    BROWARD D.U.I. MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES FILED AGAINST "2 DRUNK 2 DRIVE" WOMAN

    BROWARD D.U.I. MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES FILED AGAINST "2 DRUNK 2 DRIVE" WOMAN
    On November 17, 2013, twenty-year-old Kayla Mendoza (now aged 21) allegedly drove a car down the wrong way on Broward County's Sawgrass Expressway, causing a fatal collision that took the lives of two young women: Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa…
  • Jan 23

    MIAMI BEACH POLICE BELIEB JUSTIN BIEBER WAS D.U.I., ACCUSE POP SINGER OF DRAG RACING

    MIAMI BEACH POLICE BELIEB JUSTIN BIEBER WAS D.U.I., ACCUSE POP SINGER OF DRAG RACING
    Apparently, Justin Bieber has spent the morning in the custody of the Miami Beach Police Department. His alleged crimes? Spending the day smoking pot, popping pills, drinking alcohol at a nightclub, and drag-racing a Lamborghini at 4…
Rank this Week: 3277

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/
Rank this Week: 446

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Apr 18

    The Dangers of Methamphetamine in Arizona

    The Dangers of Methamphetamine in Arizona
    In Arizona, the use of methamphetamine has been a problem, causing fatalities and injuries to people of all ages. AZ law recognizes meth as a “dangerous” drug, and possession or distribution of particular substances, such as meth,…
  • Apr 17

    New Drunk Driving App Aims to Inform Drivers of Their Right

    New Drunk Driving App Aims to Inform Drivers of Their Right
    “Oh Crap” is a new smart phone app from West Des Moines, Iowa that is designed to educate drivers about their rights if they are pulled over. According to FOX News, the main purpose of the app is to record users’…
  • Apr 16

    Minor in Consumption at Arizona College

    Minor in Consumption at Arizona College
    In a study done by Columbia University, results showed that 22.9 percent of college students met the definition of an alcohol or drug abuser. With three well-known colleges in Arizona, the rules for underage drinking across the state remain…
Rank this Week: 2555

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 130

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again
    Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and…
  • Apr 18

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor
    Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme. After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013,…
  • Apr 18

    Real Estate Investor Admits Bid Rigging and Fraud at Foreclose Auction

    Real Estate Investor Admits Bid Rigging and Fraud at Foreclose Auction
    Mohamed Hanif Omar, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. The defendant made and received payoffs and diverted money…
Rank this Week: 2

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case
    Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? Are you currently a recreational meth, coke or heroin user?  Here is what you need to know.Possession of small amounts (less…
  • Apr 3

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?
    The Dallas Court of Appeals recently upheld a Rockwall County kidnapping conviction. Let’s look at the laws regarding kidnapping in Texas, and discuss the facts that led to the courts decision. Here’s the case- Wilson vs. State of…
  • Mar 31

    1983 Lawsuit filed against City of Kemp/Police Chief and Kaufman Sheriff Deputy

    1983 Lawsuit filed against City of Kemp/Police Chief and Kaufman Sheriff Deputy
    The City of Kemp, Texas and it’s police chief are being sued in the Eastern District of Texas for an alleged false arrest and police brutality by Robert McCollom (Plaintiff). Kemp disbanded it’s police force in 2012 and the…
Rank this Week: 789

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

Covers DUI and DWI in South Carolina. By Strom Law Firm L.L.C.

http://stromlawdui.com/category/sc-dui-lawyers-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rick Malone Arrested for DUI

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rick Malone Arrested for DUI
    Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Star Rick Malone Arrested on DUI Charges Early Saturday morning, April 12th, Tampa Bay Lightning’s left wing Rick Malone was arrested on DUI charges, as well as for possession of cocaine. The…
  • Apr 3

    Woman Violates DUI Probation, Brags on Facebook

    Woman Violates DUI Probation, Brags on Facebook
    Michigan Woman Violates Terms of DUI Probation but Caught after Bragging on Facebook A Michigan woman has been arrested after violating the terms of her probation for a 2012 DUI after bragging about drinking on St. Patrick’s…
  • Apr 2

    David Cassidy’s Latest DUI Lands Him in Rehab

    David Cassidy’s Latest DUI Lands Him in Rehab
    David Cassidy Required to go to Rehab, Gets Probation, After Latest DUI In the trial for his third DUI arrest since 2010, David Cassidy was given 5 years’ probation, and ordered to go to rehab. Cassidy’s sentence…
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Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

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

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014
    The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight (April 18th).  The Checkpoint will begin at 7:00 pm and will be located  on W. First Street in Springfield. If you want to receive…
  • Apr 17

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season
    Prom Season in Ohio brings forth a big law enforcement response. Undercover agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are taking an active role in enforcing Ohio’s alcohol laws to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe prom season.…
  • Apr 16

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season.  So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures;…
Rank this Week: 231

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Apr 18

    U.S. Supreme Court to Revisit NJ Handgun Law

    U.S. Supreme Court to Revisit NJ Handgun Law
    Gun control is one of the nation’s most contentious issues.  Some feel that gun ownership is a safety measure and basic right, while others feel that guns only lead to violence and must be regulated more tightly.  Today, the…
  • Apr 8

    Are Rap Lyrics Admissible Evidence in Court?

    Are Rap Lyrics Admissible Evidence in Court?
    “Gangsta rap” music is a little like punk music: bluntly-worded, in-your-face, and notorious for relentlessly pushing the label.  Rap lyrics about the gangster lifestyle have been leading to scandals, debates, and headlines…
  • Mar 25

    Is Marijuana Legalization Coming to New Jersey?

    Is Marijuana Legalization Coming to New Jersey?
    In the ’60s and ’70s, it was civil rights and Vietnam.  In the ’80s it was “trickle-down” and the Cold War. Today, marijuana legalization has taken over America’s news media as the hot-button political…
Rank this Week: 1789

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    My Life

    My Life
    My name is Jessie. I live in Tennessee. When I was nineteen years old I was a little wild not having any knowledge of the consequences I’d face. At the age of nineteen I was charged with a schedule two [...]The post My Life appeared…
  • Apr 13

    Florida no land of opportunity

    Florida no land of opportunity
    I am currently a 40 year old African American female. Single and no children. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and psychology. I came to Florida in the early 80′s. I first got in trouble by hanging with the [...]The post Florida no…
  • Apr 11

    Just want my life back

    Just want my life back
    I was charge will a crime of violation of civil right. Which result in a non-conviction and dismissal after completing probation. This have been a nine year process, I have been a active in my church, and other church talk [...]The post Just…
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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
Rank this Week: 53

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2467

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear
    Alabama has one of the highest execution rates in the country, but it is running out of a critical lethal injection drug, which may stall scheduled executions. According to reports, death penalty experts are not sure what the state will do to…
  • Apr 15

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law
    In January the Senate approved an “expungement” measure that would allow Alabama residents who have been charged, but never convicted, of a non-violent misdemeanor or felony to have their records hidden from public view. This is a…
  • Apr 11

    New Bill Restricts Sex Offender Access to School

    New Bill Restricts Sex Offender Access to School
    Convicted sex offenders continue to face some of the most severe and lasting criminal penalties. A new bill before the Alabama Legislature would place additional restrictions on sex offenders who were convicted of crimes against minors. If…
Rank this Week: 1283

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 4754