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Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2761

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 181

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute

    Former Miami-Dade Mayor Charged in Domestic Dispute
    A former Miami-Dade County police director and mayor is facing a domestic violence-related charge following a fight with his longtime girlfriend. A Coral Gables police report claims the man turned himself in Wednesday, and he was charged with…
  • Apr 21

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust

    South Florida Officer Fired After Prostitution Bust
    A South Florida police officer has been fired after authorities allege he got caught up in an undercover prostitution sting. According to a Boynton Beach police spokeswoman, the man was fired last week. The eight-year veteran has been on paid…
  • Apr 13

    UF Religion Professor Gets Probation for Voyeurism Charge

    UF Religion Professor Gets Probation for Voyeurism Charge
    Gainesville, FL – A University of Florida religion professor who was arrested last year for video voyeurism after deputies claim he secretly recorded a teenage girl has been sentenced to five years’ probation. The 54-year-old was…
Rank this Week: 399

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/
  • Apr 28

    Update - Fatal Crash Near New Plymouth

    Update - Fatal Crash Near New Plymouth
    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.,…
  • Apr 28

    Update - Fatal Crash On US26 West of Moreland

    Update - Fatal Crash On US26 West of Moreland
    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…
  • Apr 27

    Update - Crash North of Robert

    Update - Crash North of Robert
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 279

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed
    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions One of the unintended consequences of being convicted on criminal drug charges in Massachusetts was that your driver’s license would automatically be suspended. However, thanks to a new…
  • Apr 21

    Victims of Annie Dookhan Debacle Unlikely to Get Compensation From State

    Victims of Annie Dookhan Debacle Unlikely to Get Compensation From State
    Victims of Annie DookhanCountless criminal defendants who received drug convictions based on evidence handled by the state drug labs have been closely watching the developments in the Annie Dookhan case. Annie Dookhan was a former crime lab…
  • Apr 12

    New Bill Could Increase the Amount for Felony Theft

    New Bill Could Increase the Amount for Felony Theft
    Felony Theft Massachusetts is one of the few states that imposes serious criminal charges when a person steals an item worth more than $250. Stealing an item valued at more than $250 is a felony theft under Massachusetts law. The consequence…
Rank this Week: 729

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Apr 28

    St Petersburg, Florida Marijuana Civil Citation Program

    St Petersburg, Florida Marijuana Civil Citation Program
    St Petersburg, Florida Marijuana Civil Citation ProgramPinellas County Marijuana Defense Attorneys may soon be out of work. St Petersburg, Florida reviewed the current status of Pinellas County efforts to move towards a diversion program as…
  • Apr 6

    Marijuana Requires No Laboratory Report in Florida

    Marijuana Requires No Laboratory Report in Florida
    What happens when Prosecutors use the testimony of a cop, with no testimony from a laboratory to identify the drug, Marijuana / Cannabis?No Lab Report Needed for Weed in Florida"The issue before us is whether a police…
  • Apr 2

    New Florida Forfeiture Statute - Complete Text

    New Florida Forfeiture Statute - Complete Text
    CHAPTER 2016-179 Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1044An act relating to contraband forfeiture; amending s. 932.701, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the act; amending s. 932.703, F.S.;…
Rank this Week: 4046

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 28

    Joy & McMunigal on Researching Jurors' Presence on the Internet

    Joy & McMunigal on Researching Jurors' Presence on the Internet
    Peter A. Joy and Kevin C. McMunigal (Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law) have posted ABA Approves Researching Jurors' Public Presence on the Internet (Criminal Justice, Vol.…
  • Apr 28

    Arlen on The Rule of Law and Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    Arlen on The Rule of Law and Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    Jennifer Arlen (New York University School of Law) has posted Prosecuting Beyond the Rule of Law: Corporate Mandates Imposed Through Deferred Prosecution Agreements (The Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 28

    Cooper on Drug Court

    Cooper on Drug Court
    Caroline Cooper (American University - School of Public Affairs - Justice, Law & Society) has posted Drug Courts - Just the Beginning: How to Get Other Areas of Public Policy in Sync? Addressing Continuing Collateral Consequences for Drug…
Rank this Week: 43

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 28

    Wisdom from “We Learn Nothing”

    Wisdom from “We Learn Nothing”
    I”m warning you in advance that this is, sort of, a book review.  I’ve written over 300 articles for my blog, and now that I’m running out of ideas, I thought it would be nice to share some thoughts on a great book from…
  • Apr 24

    Transforming a Misdemeanor Battery into a Felony Battery

    Transforming a Misdemeanor Battery into a Felony Battery
    Every so often, I’m retained to defend a misdemeanor battery case, only to discover later that the charge has been upgraded to a felony.  This doesn’t happen that often, because law enforcement typically has quite a bit of…
  • Apr 17

    Drugs In Cars, For the Thousandth Time

    Drugs In Cars, For the Thousandth Time
    After several decades of defending criminal cases, I’ve seen a few patterns emerge.  Our brains are rigged to see patterns, even when they don’t exist, but let me share with you a pattern of behavior that keeps me in…
Rank this Week: 1878

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 28

    Preventable Death

    Preventable Death
    Timothy Jones, 34, is currently on trial in South Carolina for murdering his five children in 2014.  The year prior, in 2013, he was awarded primary custody following divorce proceedings with his now ex-wife, Amber Jones, 31, who has…
  • Apr 28

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Nearly 20,000 Criminal Aliens Freed in 2015:  Nearly 20,000 illegal immigrants convicted of crimes were released from custody and into American communities last year, including hundreds charged with sexual assault, kidnapping and…
  • Apr 27

    Presidential Humor

    Presidential Humor
    Dan Zak at the WaPo has collected, in his view, "The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington."  Well, except Grover Cleveland.  He alone gets to be the butt of a joke.  A couple of samples:Ronald...
Rank this Week: 94

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 28

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name

    Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Name
      Does the federal government have the right to seize a domain name without notice? With growing frequency, the feds have seized the domain names of thousands of websites for alleged criminal wrongdoing. The latest example is the seizure…
  • Apr 15

    Good News: The Feds Can’t Freeze Your Assets to Stop You from Hiring a Lawyer

    Good News: The Feds Can’t Freeze Your Assets to Stop You from Hiring a Lawyer
    There are limits to what the government can take from you. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Constitution forbids the government from freezing a defendant’s “untainted” assets in advance of prosecution. The ruling is…
  • Mar 30

    Online Poker: A New Way to Bank?

    Online Poker: A New Way to Bank?
    In light of Tax Day (note that it’s on the 18th of April this year due to a holiday on the 15th) we want to point out a curious ramification from a federal case concerning online gambling, tax reports, and foreign accounts. In United…
Rank this Week: 4087

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/
  • Apr 28

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform
    Remarkable. Dallas businessman Doug Deason and the Charles Koch Foundation are teaming up to fund a criminal-justice reform center at SMU. Reported the Dallas News (4/26):Tuesday in Dallas, Deason announced that he and his family’s …
  • Apr 28

    TDCJ will face 85th session with new leadership

    TDCJ will face 85th session with new leadership
    Long-time TDCJ executive director Brad Livingston retired recently. Here's the job posting. If you're qualified, go for it.With former TDCJ Chairman Oliver Bell replaced last summer by Dale Wainwright, Rissie Owens gone, and now Livingston…
  • Apr 28

    On the Dallas crime spike and the politics of over-interpreting small sample

    On the Dallas crime spike and the politics of over-interpreting small sample
    Grits spoke yesterday with Stephen Young from the Dallas Observer about interpreting Dallas crime and murder rates and he generated this item from the conversation.See related Grits coverage:'Crime wave' talk aside, Texas crime way down, say…
Rank this Week: 56

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate
    "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." -- Jim HightowerHere we go.  The experts, pundits and insiders are beginning to suggest that Hillary Clinton, having sewn up the nomination by…
  • Apr 20

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie
    I would seem to fit the demographic that has come out full throttle for Bernie Sanders -- I consider myself very progressive in my politics and live in Berkeley, California, very comfortably among my fellow progressives; I am a (relatively)…
  • Apr 11

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate
    Assuming a Democrat wins the White House but the Senate remains in Republican hands, there will be no political revolution as Bernie Sanders promises and little of the relatively more incremental change that Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 233

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Apr 28

    Federal Judge Enjoins 300-Foot Rule for Sex Offender

    Federal Judge Enjoins 300-Foot Rule for Sex Offender
    The North Carolina law making it a felony for some sex offenders to go within 300 feet of certain locations intended for children is unconstitutionally overbroad under the First Amendment. Last week, a federal judge permanently enjoined all…
  • Apr 27

    Only Experts Can Testify About HGN

    Only Experts Can Testify About HGN
    Like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, horizontal gaze nystagmus is a mouthful. Unlike Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, not just anyone can utter horizontal gaze nystagmus and sound wise beyond her years. Two recent court of appeals…
  • Apr 26

    N.C. Court of Appeals Rules That Defendant Did Not Make An Unambiguous Assertion of Right to Counsel Under Miranda to Bar Officer’s Custodial Interrogation

    N.C. Court of Appeals Rules That Defendant Did Not Make An Unambiguous Assertion of Right to Counsel Under Miranda to Bar Officer’s Custodial Interrogation
    The United States Supreme Court and North Carolina appellate courts have ruled that a defendant must make an unambiguous request for counsel under Miranda to bar an officer’s custodial interrogation. A week ago, the North Carolina Court…
Rank this Week: 1836

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Clinton Email Scandal

    Clinton Email Scandal
    Hillary Clinton may be cruising towards her nomination as the Democratic candidate for president, but she has yet to overcome a nagging scandal over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. As the Democratic…
  • Apr 25

    Controlled Substance Charges Reduced For Woman After Two Traffic Stop

    Controlled Substance Charges Reduced For Woman After Two Traffic Stop
    A short time ago, criminal defense attorney Joseph Kunkel assisted a 40-year-old woman in Madison County with two separate, but very similar drug possession cases. Initially, the woman was stopped for speeding and when police officers…
  • Apr 18

    Marijuana Charges Dismissed For Ohio Lawyer After Entering Diversion Program

    Marijuana Charges Dismissed For Ohio Lawyer After Entering Diversion Program
    Recently, a 30-year-old man working as an attorney in Ohio retained the services of Luftman, Heck & Associates, when he was faced with misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges. Apparently, he pulled his car into a wooded area and began…
Rank this Week: 3040

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 28

    Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Found Incompetent

    Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Found Incompetent
    A state psychologist has concluded that Robert Lewis Dear Jr., accused in Colorado's Planned Parenthood shootings, is incompetent to stand trial (unable to assist in his own defense and understand the nature of the charges and consequences.) …
  • Apr 28

    The Will of Bernie

    The Will of Bernie
    Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane seem to think that the Democratic nomination isn't about nominating a Democrat. (scroll down to 7:45 am entry.) They think non-Democrats should be allowed to dictate who the Democratic nominee should be: …
  • Apr 28

    House Committee Passes Bill Requiring Women to Register for Draft

    House Committee Passes Bill Requiring Women to Register for Draft
    A House Committee has passed a bill requiring women to register for the draft upon turning 18. Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee bill that comes just months after the Defense Department…
Rank this Week: 3

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Criminal goes from bad to worse…

    Criminal goes from bad to worse…
    Meet 20-year-old Jarious Tremayne Mock.  Thanks from a tip from the smoking gun website, we all learn a valuable lesson as to how to turn a bad day into something much worse. The night started with Mr. Mock leaving a nightclub and…
  • Apr 15

    “Affluenza teen” sentenced to jail

    “Affluenza teen” sentenced to jail
    In a case of justice delayed but (finally) not denied, the case of the “affluenza teen” may finally have come to an end… Ethan Couch, who killed four people in a DUI manslaughter case, but received no jail time in a case…
  • Apr 7

    Teen driving laws have a surprising impact on crime

    Teen driving laws have a surprising impact on crime
    A government report that was just released showed that state laws/regulations regarding teen driving has actually contributed to a large decrease in crime. Starting in the early 90’s a few states passed GDL (graduated driver licensing)…
Rank this Week: 1612

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 28

    Bicycle Safety Tips All Riders Should Read

    Bicycle Safety Tips All Riders Should Read
    Many Bucks County, Pennsylvania roads are picturesque and inviting for motorists and cyclists alike. However, these same beautiful roadways are often narrow and lack shoulders, which can make riding difficult and dangerous. Before your next…
  • Apr 28

    How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet, Legal Requirements, and How Helmet Use Affects Accident Claim

    How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet, Legal Requirements, and How Helmet Use Affects Accident Claim
    It is common knowledge that bicycle helmets save lives, but what you might not know is how to choose the right bike helmet for you. In this article, we discuss how to choose a bicycle helmet, state law requirements, and how helmet use affects…
  • Apr 27

    Pennsylvania Bicycle Laws — 6 Laws All Cyclists Should Know

    Pennsylvania Bicycle Laws — 6 Laws All Cyclists Should Know
    All bicyclists in Pennsylvania should know the rules of the road and exactly what their responsibilities are when traveling. This will help you not only avoid traffic citations and fines, but also serious collisions. Below, we discuss six of…
Rank this Week: 4422

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Apr 28

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done

    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done
    Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done Posted by Edmund Folsom, Esq. April 28, 2016 In Maine, when a person receives a fine, there is a “surcharge” of 20% added to the balance due. And then there’s…
  • Mar 5

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.

    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.
    MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:   March 5, 2016 Last year, Maine’s Legislature rejected a proposal to define as operating under the influence (OUI) the act of driving a…
  • Feb 23

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.

    Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom Date:  February 23, 2016 “The President…shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint…judges of the Supreme Court.”    United…
Rank this Week: 2767

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Textualism and White Collar Crime

    Textualism and White Collar Crime
    A wonderful article appeared in the NYLJ back in March concerning textualism in white collar law. Authors Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack remark on the broadly worded statutes one finds in the white collar arsenal, and how Justice Scalia…
  • Apr 25

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case
    The United States Supreme Court accepted cert this morning in Shaw v. United States here. In 2014 the Court had looked at section 1344(2) of the bank fraud statute. (Loughrin v. United States). In contrast to Loughrin, this new case...
  • Apr 20

    Silver's Alleged Extramarital Affairs to be Considered at Sentencing

    Silver's Alleged Extramarital Affairs to be Considered at Sentencing
    Judge Valerie Caproni, the Southern District of New York judge presiding over the case of convicted former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has unsealed papers submitted by United States Attorney Preet Bharara alleging that the…
Rank this Week: 163

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 707

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Apr 28

    D.Kan.: Where USMJ lacks jurisdiction over subject of search or crime, SW void and no GFE

    D.Kan.: Where USMJ lacks jurisdiction over subject of search or crime, SW void and no GFE
    A Maryland USMJ could not issue a search warrant for email where there was no indication that the child pornography offense occurred in that jurisdiction. The email user was in another state as was gmail. Therefore, there was a lack ……
  • Apr 28

    The Fourth Amendment in the Information Age by Robert S. Litt, Yale L.J.

    The Fourth Amendment in the Information Age by Robert S. Litt, Yale L.J.
    The Fourth Amendment in the Information Age by Robert S. Litt, 126 Yale L.J. __: To badly mangle Marx, a specter is haunting Fourth Amendment law—the specter of technological change. In a number of recent cases, in a number of ……
  • Apr 28

    D.Ariz.: Def’s apparently grabbing a package launched over the border fence was RS

    D.Ariz.: Def’s apparently grabbing a package launched over the border fence was RS
    Boarder Patrol officers at Nogales watching over the border saw a launching device to throw bundles over the border fence, and they tried to see where the packages landed to round them up. Defendant was seen matching the description of…
Rank this Week: 2929

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3550

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Apr 28

    Non-Disparagement Agreements With the Government and the First Amendment

    Non-Disparagement Agreements With the Government and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh wrote yesterday about a settlement agreement between a former employee of a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington. The settlement agreement, entered into by the parties in January 2013, contained a provision barring the former…
  • Apr 27

    In Washington, Your Trash is Private, But Not Your Abandoned DNA

    In Washington, Your Trash is Private, But Not Your Abandoned DNA
    So reports the Seattle Times:Seattle’s ordinance allowing garbage collectors to look through people’s trash — to make sure food scraps aren’t going into the garbage — was declared “unconstitutional and…
  • Apr 27

    Arbitration by Combat: The Consumer-Friendly Approach America Need

    Arbitration by Combat: The Consumer-Friendly Approach America Need
    A former classmate of mine, Amanda Werner, co-authored this article with Sonia Gill for some obscure political website.  Werner and Gill and criticize corporations' practices of drafting agreements that require consumers…
Rank this Week: 1259

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
  • Apr 26

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen
    There is a growing satirical-yet-based-in-reality opinion these days that suggests that unless you post a selfie or an Instagram of you doing something, you didn’t actually do anything. It’s laughable yet somewhat depressing that…
Rank this Week: 555

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
  • Apr 26

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen

    Snapchat Leads to Arrest of 4 Minnesota Teen
    There is a growing satirical-yet-based-in-reality opinion these days that suggests that unless you post a selfie or an Instagram of you doing something, you didn’t actually do anything. It’s laughable yet somewhat depressing that…
Rank this Week: 1779

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Stingray Device Found to Be Unconstitutional by Baltimore Court

    Stingray Device Found to Be Unconstitutional by Baltimore Court
    The constitutional issues surrounding cell phones and due process continue to evolve. Stingrays are devices that track cellphones even when they are not in use. The devices emulate cell phone towers, thus prompting phones to connect to them,…
  • Apr 18

    University Due Process May Be Less Than You Think

    University Due Process May Be Less Than You Think
    We tend to think of constitutional rights as a universal concept or as something that each and every state agency owes to us. Anytime a government agency can deprive us of liberty or take away what we perceive as a right, we envision the…
  • Mar 31

    Proposed Maryland Drug Law Reforms are Radical and Long Term

    Proposed Maryland Drug Law Reforms are Radical and Long Term
    We have previously kept you up to date on Maryland’s slow but steady legal changes, which represent a different approach to fighting the drug war. Maryland’s attempt to overhaul its drug laws is continuing, as the legislature is…
Rank this Week: 3755

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline

    The Difficult Fight Against the Federal Sentencing Guideline
    While it might seem like a mere detail, the difference between being charged for a state crime and a federal crime has numerous implications. Many of these are very important, and can have a drastic impact on the outcome of your case. One of…
  • Apr 27

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie

    The Driver License Compact Can Raise Complexitie
    There are lots of ways to break the law that involve how you use your car. Luckily, many of them are minor traffic offenses, like parking tickets. Even a speeding ticket is a low-level offense that rarely amounts to more than a fine, unless…
  • Apr 26

    How You Can be Charged with a Federal Crime

    How You Can be Charged with a Federal Crime
    One of the many legal issues that can cause confusion for non-lawyers is the fact there are 50 states and the Federal Government, and each one has its own set of laws. The difficulties that this can create often forms the basis for most of a…
Rank this Week: 891

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
Rank this Week: 4267

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: 50

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 195

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • Apr 28

    Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime

    Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime
    Rational choice is a prominent theoretical model in many fields of research, though many criminologists continue to doubt its applicability as a general theory of crime. Much of this skepticism can be attributed to the over-simplification of…
  • Apr 19

    Delusions and the Social World: The Connection

    Delusions and the Social World: The Connection
    Has there ever been a society where deluded individuals did not exist? – The answer is probably no. At one time or another, virtually every psychiatric hospital of decent size had their hands full with people who thought they were Jesus…
  • Apr 15

    The courts take a jab at civil detention practices: What about professionals?

    The courts take a jab at civil detention practices: What about professionals?
    The trend in the courts In the last three months, two consecutive court decisions have deemed the civil commitment program to be unconstitutional. Which is insightful because 20 states and the federal government uphold some form of the civil…
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Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 28

    Satire And Baekel’s Sad Feelings For Jeff Jarvi

    Satire And Baekel’s Sad Feelings For Jeff Jarvi
    There was, according to your perspective, a hysterically funny/horribly wrong clash on the internet about somebody named or not named Jeff Jarvis.  One Jeff Jarvis (not the pediatrician, @drjeffjarvis, but the ego maniac who thinks…
  • Apr 28

    When Felons Vote

    When Felons Vote
    Terry McAuliffe did something rare in politics. He did something. He did something that was sure to be unpopular in certain circles. And yet, he did something. Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore…
  • Apr 27

    But For Judges, They Wouldn’t Be Dead In The Name Of Science

    But For Judges, They Wouldn’t Be Dead In The Name Of Science
    This isn’t the sort of thing anybody wants to say, but I hope they were guilty. Because the alternative pushes the boundaries of even the hardest hearted bastard. The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it…
Rank this Week: 82

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 28

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud
    One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make in relation to fraud prevention at their companies is doing nothing. They often think that fraud prevention is too extensive and too expensive, so they opt to do nothing proactive to…
  • Apr 21

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)
    Why should a taxpayer use the services of a forensic accountant when being audited or under criminal investigation? Tracy Coenen talks about the expertise a forensic accountant can bring to the case, specifically in evaluating the methods…
  • Apr 19

    Collision of Expert Witnesses, Social Media

    Collision of Expert Witnesses, Social Media
    Ask a random group of attorneys what they think of social media, and you’ll get some funny looks. Several of them will turn up their noses, while an equal number will have only a vague idea of what you’re talking about. Although…
Rank this Week: 114

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
  • Apr 27

    Dismissing Discrimination

    Dismissing Discrimination
    David Schraub, Dismissal (2016), available at SSRN.Charlotte S. AlexanderIn a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, sociologist Alice Goffman – author of an award-winning book that followed a group of African-American men…
  • Apr 26

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light

    Shades of Discrimination Brought to Light
    Nancy Leong, Negative Identity, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1357 (2015).Kaiponanea MatsumuraJustice Kennedy raised some hackles when he said in Obergefell v. Hodges that “[m]arriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might cry…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Apr 27

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction

    Philadelphia Nun Loses License After DUI Conviction
    Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles frequently have a twist–a celebrity arrested, an incident involving some unusual circumstances. But L.A. doesn’t have a monopoly on strange DUI arrests, as evidenced by this East Coast case. A judge…
  • Apr 25

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma

    Repeat DUI Drivers Lose Loophole In Oklahoma
    When courts find someone guilty of a DUI in Los Angles, the penalties that person faces will depend on whether or not he or she has prior DUI convictions. (It doesn’t matter if some of the DUI convictions occurred in another state;…
  • Apr 20

    Using Social Media to Expose Light DUI Sentence

    Using Social Media to Expose Light DUI Sentence
    Should the public be informed if a judge gives a driver convicted of a Los Angeles DUI a very light sentence? The State of New Mexico thinks that’s what should happen in the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico judges who routinely hand out…
Rank this Week: 448

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    What is Contraband?

    What is Contraband?
    What do a pirate’s booty, a runaway slave and a cigarette have in common? They may seem entirely unrelated, but under certain conditions or at some point in history, each of these things has been thought of as contraband. To fit the…
  • Apr 15

    Attorney-Client Privilege in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Attorney-Client Privilege in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    As you proceed through your personal injury lawsuit, you are likely to have a few privacy concerns. There are often embarrassing facts or statistics that for any number of reasons you’d rather keep to yourself. Although your desire for…
  • Apr 11

    Should I Take a Lie Detector Test

    Should I Take a Lie Detector Test
    If you’ve ever sat for a police interrogation without a lawyer present, you probably already know the drill. At some point during the procedure, at least one detective may try his best to goad you into taking a polygraph test. This is…
Rank this Week: 1831

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 80

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 282

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    20 QUESTIONS

    20 QUESTIONS
    Why....Why does life and practice of law in the REGJB need to be so difficult?Twenty questions:1) Why aren't court documents scanned so they can be accessed electronically? Let's break this down in to two subsets. First, the Feds have a…
  • Apr 26

    Lot 26 Woe

    Lot 26 Woe
    "Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony."So goes the song. Not so much for criminal defense attorneys and law enforcement officers. Lot 26, the parking lot adjacent ("next to" for our robed readers) to the REGJB, has…
  • Apr 24

    ELECTION CENTRAL UPDATE .... WENDELL GRAHAM UPDATE .....

    ELECTION CENTRAL UPDATE .... WENDELL GRAHAM UPDATE .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS: ELECTION CENTRAL 2016 ................... COUNTY AND CIRCUIT COURT RACES A whole lot of changes in the landscape of judicial races has taken place in the past week in both the County Court and Circuit Court. COUNTY COURT…
Rank this Week: 83

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Consequences of a DUI Probation Violation in California

    Consequences of a DUI Probation Violation in California
    WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VIOLATE THE CONDITIONS OF YOUR DUI PROBATION? First- and second-time DUI charges that don’t involve an accident, injury, or death almost always end in a sentence of probation, or what is more correctly termed, a…
  • Apr 21

    MORE ABOUT TESTING FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA IN CALIFORNIA

    MORE ABOUT TESTING FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA IN CALIFORNIA
    Following up on my two previous posts that discussed chemical testing for driving under the influence of marijuana and marijuana per se laws, I think it would be interesting to the reader if I delved a bit more deeply into these topics.…
  • Apr 15

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA PER SE LAW IN CALIFORNIA

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA PER SE LAW IN CALIFORNIA
    Driving under the influence of marijuana (DUIM) is certain to become the new watchword on California highways. Medical marijuana has been a presence in California for many years and the use of recreational marijuana may become legal if…
Rank this Week: 936

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy
    A British Columbia  Supreme Court judge has appointed a lawyer for an 11-year old Prince George girl who is undergoing hormonal treatment to transition to a boy, a process encouraged by the girl’s mother, but opposed by her father.…
  • Apr 11

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic
    In today’s society, couples are led to believe that 50% of marriages end in divorce. How accurate is this statistic, though? In actuality, relationship experts have found the arbitrary figure of “50%” to be misleading.…
  • Apr 2

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4
    “Ghomeshi kept trophies to manipulate and prevent women from going to the police.” You know how some people keep everything they ever got? They call them packrats, and that’s one reason why former CBC golden boy, Jian…
Rank this Week: 485

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 27

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case

    New York company pays $5 million to settle service-disabled veteran fraud case
    New York-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the company defrauded the government by fraudulently obtaining contracts set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, the…
  • Apr 27

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case

    Oncology parent company settles following subsidiary’s agreement in whistleblower case
    On March 8, the Department of Justice announced that 21st Century Oncology, Inc., the parent of 21st Century Oncology, LLC (which paid nearly $20 million to DOJ in December 2015), and another subsidiary have agreed to pay $34.7 million to…
  • Apr 27

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.

    Combat helmet maker pays $3 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations.
    On March 7, the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Armorsource, LLC, had agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company provided defective combat helmets to the U.S. Army. According to…
Rank this Week: 325

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Apr 27

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?
    Sexual assault cases continue to get more and more media coverage. (We’ll discuss Dennis Hastert’s sentencing this morning to two years of supervised release and my correct prediction this would happen in a later post.) Sex crimes…
  • Apr 20

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson
    Tomorrow, the Dallas Grand Jury will hear from a prosecutor as the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office present its case against Johnny Manziel. The Grand Jury will hear the DA’s evidence that the former NFL quarterback…
  • Apr 13

    Probation, Jail, and Money: Do You Know About Probation Fees in Texas?

    Probation, Jail, and Money: Do You Know About Probation Fees in Texas?
    After you are arrested here in Dallas or Fort Worth, or elsewhere in North Texas (or the rest of the state, for that matter), you’ve got a prosecutor wanting to maximize their case against you as best they can. If you have a good…
Rank this Week: 652

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    How to Document Evidence after a Car Accident

    How to Document Evidence after a Car Accident
    A picture is worth a thousand words. If you have been involved in a NH, take a picture of the accident scene and vehicles involved. If you are injured and unable to do so, ask someone for help. Documenting the scene and the cause of the crash…
  • Apr 22

    Uber Safety Tips in New Hampshire – Avoid Personal Injury

    Uber Safety Tips in New Hampshire – Avoid Personal Injury
    The Uber car service has made its way to New Hampshire. Our injury lawyers are here to help if you sustain a personal injury from an Uber driver or Taxi driver.
  • Mar 29

    When Hit by a Driver in New Hampshire with No Auto Insurance-Who Pays?

    When Hit by a Driver in New Hampshire with No Auto Insurance-Who Pays?
    NH automobile insurance laws can be complicated and difficult to understand. If you have been injured in an accident, don't go it alone. Retain and experienced injury lawyer to help. The NH injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have…
Rank this Week: 2787

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/
  • Apr 27

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook
    Ever wondered how much a conviction for a DUI in Los Angeles will really cost you? A recent study from InsuranceQuotes.com provides some insights. The website took a look at the average increases in vehicle insurance rates after drivers get a…
  • Apr 25

    Interesting Court Decisions in DUI Case

    Interesting Court Decisions in DUI Case
    Prosecutors sometimes use a “relation-back” calculation to determine blood alcohol content when charging someone with a Los Angeles DUI. The theory is that chemists or other experts can look at the results of a blood test taken a…
  • Apr 20

    Navy Hero [Who Claims He Killed Osama Bin Laden] Gets Nabbed For DUI

    Navy Hero [Who Claims He Killed Osama Bin Laden] Gets Nabbed For DUI
    Police officers are not selective about who they arrest for DUI in Los Angeles and other cities. Celebrity, political figures—even people who have distinguished themselves for their courageous actions—may find themselves facing…
Rank this Week: 870