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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/
Rank this Week: 119

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Defendant Moves to Set Aside Jury Verdict in DWI Case

    Defendant Moves to Set Aside Jury Verdict in DWI Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, the defendant, by motion dated April 19, 2010, and filed April 21, 2010, moves pursuant to CPL §§ 330.30 and 370.10, to set aside a jury verdict convicting the defendant of Driving While…
  • Sep 30

    Plaintiff Brings Case for Malicious Prosecution

    Plaintiff Brings Case for Malicious Prosecution
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said the plaintiff and defendant were married in 1988 and have two children together. In January 1998, defendant commenced an action, assigned index number 98-732. for a judgment of divorce on the ground of cruel…
  • Sep 29

    Court Rules on Defendant's Violation of Order for Protection and Child Abuse

    Court Rules on Defendant's Violation of Order for Protection and Child Abuse
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said in two related child protective proceedings pursuant to Family Court Act article 10, the father appeals (1) from an amended order of disposition of the Family Court, Nassau County, dated July 17, 2007, which,…
Rank this Week: 2132

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Oct 1

    Does Officer’s Ignorance of Law Violate the Fourth Amendment?

    Does Officer’s Ignorance of Law Violate the Fourth Amendment?
    The Fourth Amendment is once again up for review in the first case to be argued in the new U.S. Supreme Court term. In the case of Heien v. North Carolina, Nicholas Heien was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine after…
  • Sep 29

    Utah Man Commits Armed Robbery Four Times in One Week

    Utah Man Commits Armed Robbery Four Times in One Week
    Utah police are looking for a man who allegedly committed armed robbery in four different locations in Utah County between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. The man–believed to be Josef Hardesty–has a previous criminal record. Not Just There…
  • Sep 24

    Questionable Focus on Highway Interdiction Nets Billions to Cop

    Questionable Focus on Highway Interdiction Nets Billions to Cop
    In a practice originally intended to hit organized crime where it hurts–in the wallet–a recent investigation by the Washington Post showed that highway interdiction, the practice of seizing contraband from motorists, seems to have…
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Oct 1

    'Meet the Smart on Crime Coalition," and other storie

    'Meet the Smart on Crime Coalition," and other storie
    Here are several items that haven't made it into individual posts but which merit Grits readers' attention:Meet the 'Smart on Crime Coalition'Check out the website of the new "Texas Smart on Crime Coalition" which includes the Texas…
  • Oct 1

    Judge: Texas open records law applies to private prison

    Judge: Texas open records law applies to private prison
    Travis County District Judge Gisela Triana last month ruled that the Texas Public Information Act applies to private prison records, reported the blog Texas Prison Bidness. The case arose out of a lawsuit filed by Prison Legal News. This is a…
  • Oct 1

    Does retaliation explain mentally ill Harris County inmate jailed amidst filth, feces?

    Does retaliation explain mentally ill Harris County inmate jailed amidst filth, feces?
    Hard to stomach recent reports by KTRK in Houston that "A Harris County jail inmate, jailed on a marijuana charge while on probation and in need of mental health care, was left in his cell for weeks without being let out, living amid heaps…
Rank this Week: 55

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont
    Several years ago, the Court summarized our past decisions on the subject, restating a rigorous, fact-specific standard of review imposed upon the magistrate determining probable cause. "The existence of probable cause is a determination…
  • Oct 1

    Correction Law § 168-a (2)(a)(i

    Correction Law § 168-a (2)(a)(i
    In 2004, petitioner-appellant pleaded guilty to a federal possession of child pornography offense. The Court is tasked to determine whether the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders erred when it concluded that petitioner's conviction in a…
  • Sep 30

    State's Article 10 petition...cont

    State's Article 10 petition...cont
    As the Criminal Court outlined in its decision in Respondent, public masturbation of the kind the Respondent has repeatedly engaged in is the crime of "Public Lewdness" defined in § 245 of the Penal law. That crime is a...
Rank this Week: 686

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Oct 1

    College Rape Charges: Growing Danger to Due Process and Justice

    College Rape Charges: Growing Danger to Due Process and Justice
    Awhile back, we posted about the national focus on a “rape culture” existing on U.S. college campuses, and how the federal government was investigating several schools — including Southern Methodist University (SMU) here in…
  • Sep 24

    Creepshot Law Held Unconstitutional: New Cases in Texas Child Pornography Defense

    Creepshot Law Held Unconstitutional: New Cases in Texas Child Pornography Defense
    The prosecution of child pornography cases just got a bit harder here in Texas after the highest criminal court in the state, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, issued its opinion last week regarding photographs taken of children in public…
  • Sep 16

    More Texas DWI Convictions Will Be Overturned Because of Warrantless Blood Draw

    More Texas DWI Convictions Will Be Overturned Because of Warrantless Blood Draw
    Over in Tyler, somebody had a very good day recently – specifically, Samuel Gentry who saw his lawyer win a DWI appeal before the Tyler Court of Appeals and get his 3d DWI conviction overturned along with the Life Sentence he was…
Rank this Week: 198

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 1

    News Scan

    News Scan
    California Teen Convicted in Brutal Double Murder:  A California jury has determined that a teenager convicted of murdering an elderly couple in 2013 was sane at the time of the crime.  News 10 Sacramento reports that 17-year-old…
  • Oct 1

    Good News on California Crime Rate

    Good News on California Crime Rate
    California property crimes per 100k population totaled 2,665.5 in 2013, a 3% drop from the 2012 figure although still above the rate before the realignment law went into effect.  Even better, the rate of violent crimes, less affected by…
  • Sep 30

    Academia, Over the Edge

    Academia, Over the Edge
    Goddard College in Vermont has invited Mumia Abu Jamal, convicted cop killer and former death row inmate, to give the commencement address.  The story is here.Question:  What would happen if Darren Wilson, the…
Rank this Week: 383

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 1

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California

    More proof of ________?: violent crime hits historic lows in crazy California
    I have long thought sentencing fans and criminal-justice reformers should always pay special attention to happenings in California because the state so often seems like a model of every ugly facet dysfunctional sentencing law and politics.…
  • Oct 1

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"

    "Prison bankers cash in on captive customers: Inmates' families gouged by fees"
    The title of this post is the headline of this one part of some impressive reporting about the economic realities facing prisoners and their families being done by the Center for Public Integrity and CNBC. Here is an excerpt from...
  • Oct 1

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)

    This is your federal sentencing data on drugs (after the minus-2 amendment)
    I could not help but think about the famous 1980s "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" campaign from Partnership for a Drug-Free America once I took a close look at the US Sentencing Commission's latest greatest data on federal…
Rank this Week: 97

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Miranda v. Arizona: The History of Miranda Right

    Miranda v. Arizona: The History of Miranda Right
    Miranda V. Arizona This historic case from 1966 subsequently changed routine police procedure. Ernesto Miranda was arrested on March 13, 1963 by the Phoenix Police Department because he was linked to a rape and kidnapping case of a…
  • Sep 24

    Minor in Possession of Liquor Charges in Tempe, Arizona

    Minor in Possession of Liquor Charges in Tempe, Arizona
    Tragic Death at ASU You may remember the tragic death of Naomi McClendon back in March. McClendon was an 18-year-old ASU student who fell 10 floors from a Tempe apartment’s balcony ledge to her untimely death. Well, now the men who…
  • Sep 22

    Types of Arson in Arizona

    Types of Arson in Arizona
    According to The New York Times, Wayne Alan Huntsman is being held on a $10 million bond after being arrested Wednesday for suspicion of arson. Huntsman is accused of starting a wildfire that has burned almost 71,000 acres over the last…
Rank this Week: 3466

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/
  • Oct 1

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa
    And here it is. DeLay v. State of Texas. To clarify my ealier comments, the majority held that DeLay did not commit or conspire to commit money laundering. He did not launder or conspire to launder criminally derived proceeds, because...
  • Oct 1

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last
    This just in. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed 8-1 the lower appellate court ruling vacating Tom DeLay's money laundering conviction. Why was the conviction vacated? DeLay's actions, even if proven, did not constitute the…
  • Sep 28

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit
    Former Wellcare executives, who were convicted, have filed their briefs in the 11th Circuit and a stron amici brief is accompanying them. One of the key issues comes from an 11th Circuit case United States v. Whiteside, where the court...
Rank this Week: 264

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense in Maryland. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Gun Range Prosecution of Married Couple

    Gun Range Prosecution of Married Couple
    Most Criminal Attorneys in Baltimore County Maryland are familiar with the so call "gun range cases" that have been charged in Balitmore County for the last several years. These cases are viewed as controversial by many, including the…
  • Sep 23

    As an Aggressive Maryland Criminal Lawyer,…

    As an Aggressive Maryland Criminal Lawyer, I have represented hundreds of defendants charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances over the past 16 years. These are very serious cases, often involving…
  • Apr 4

    Baltimore Gun Range Handgun Cases Increasing in Frequency

    Baltimore Gun Range Handgun Cases Increasing in Frequency
    In Baltimore County, the Police are increasingly resorting to investigating and ultimately arresting citizens who simply go to gun ranges such as Continental Arms in Timonium or Freestate in Middle River. As an criminal defense attorney…
Rank this Week: 4885

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Oct 1

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower
    A North Dakota man was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday after authorities spotted him driving erratically on a lawnmower. According to police documents, Earl Lee Jahner was operating the gas-powered lawn mower with a…
  • Sep 30

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI
    Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence, according to a report by TMZ. Although details are minimal and an investigation is underway, TMZ has reported that the swimming star was stopped in his Land…
  • Sep 29

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player
    A comprehensive look at the crimes committed by NFL players since 2000 reveals that drunk driving is the most commonly committed crime. Last week we touched on the fact that your very own Minnesota Vikings have been the most arrested team…
Rank this Week: 1283

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 582

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/
  • Oct 1

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower

    North Dakota Man Gets DUI on Lawnmower
    A North Dakota man was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday after authorities spotted him driving erratically on a lawnmower. According to police documents, Earl Lee Jahner was operating the gas-powered lawn mower with a…
  • Sep 30

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI

    Michael Phelps Arrested For Second DUI
    Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence, according to a report by TMZ. Although details are minimal and an investigation is underway, TMZ has reported that the swimming star was stopped in his Land…
  • Sep 29

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player

    DUI is the Most Common Crime Committed by NFL Player
    A comprehensive look at the crimes committed by NFL players since 2000 reveals that drunk driving is the most commonly committed crime. Last week we touched on the fact that your very own Minnesota Vikings have been the most arrested team…
Rank this Week: 2204

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Skokie Jewelry Home Theft

    Skokie Jewelry Home Theft
    An unidentified person allegedly stole jewelry from inside a home during a Skokie estate sale last week. The case is interesting because it raises a number of different issues that the prosecution will need to overcome if an arrest is made…
  • Sep 29

    Corporal Punishment of Illinois Children: Child Abuse or Parent’s Prerogative?

    Corporal Punishment of Illinois Children: Child Abuse or Parent’s Prerogative?
    The recent indictment of Minnesota Viking’s running back Adrian Peterson on charges of child abuse, which stemmed from his admission that he disciplined his young son with a switch, is raising questions over just what constitutes…
  • Sep 26

    Sex Abuse Conviction Overturned Due to Inadmissible Evidence

    Sex Abuse Conviction Overturned Due to Inadmissible Evidence
    An Illinois Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of an Illinois man on charges of criminal sexual abuse, finding that evidence of other sex crimes allegedly perpetrated by the defendant was inadmissible. Without that evidence, there was…
Rank this Week: 2952

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 3053

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/
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
  • Sep 26

    Barbara Lee Continues To Speak For Me

    Barbara Lee Continues To Speak For Me
    That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or…
  • Sep 26

    Walling In Or Walling Out?

    Walling In Or Walling Out?
    Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence.-- Mending Wall, Robert FrostAs the Mets put the finishing touches on their sixth losing season in succession, there is a…
Rank this Week: 162

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full, here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 30

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Long day in Court today, which means an open thread for you. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 29

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released
    Al Furqan Media has released the second episode of British hostage John Cantlie's video series today. You can view it here (If You Tube removes it, you can get it here.) The topic is President Obama's speech on 9/11 against ISIS.…
Rank this Week: 2

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 1

    Additional Coverage From Ohio

    Additional Coverage From Ohio
    Time posts, "States Try Secrecy to Protect Lethal Injection Drugmakers," by Josh Sanburn. States carrying out lethal injections have had to find new ways to execute inmates in recent years. Many have not only experimented with multiple…
  • Oct 1

    Oklahoma Issues New Execution Protocol & LI Drug Policy

    Oklahoma Issues New Execution Protocol & LI Drug Policy
    The Oklahoma execution protocol is available in Adobe .pdf format, as is the Department of Corrections' Lethal Injection Drug Policy. Dale Baich, an attorney representing Oklahoma death row inmates issued a statement, "In Response to…
  • Sep 30

    The Cost Issue in Arizona

    The Cost Issue in Arizona
    KTAR-FM posts, "The real cost of the death penalty in Arizona," by Cooper Rummel. There is audio at the link. In Arizona, 119 inmates call death row home, and the majority of them have been locked up for several decades....
Rank this Week: 57

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Police: Cushing sex offender jailed after telling counselor he fantasized about neighbor’s child

    Police: Cushing sex offender jailed after telling counselor he fantasized about neighbor’s child
    10-1-2014 Maine: A 57-year-old convicted sex offender is back behind bars after police said he admitted to watching his neighbors’ children and fantasizing about sexually assaulting the girl. Robert McIntyre was arrested Sept. 26 on a…
  • Oct 1

    Harsher punishment for predator teacher

    Harsher punishment for predator teacher
    10-1-2014 Florida: 32 new laws go into effect including Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act Thirty two new laws passed by the 2014 Florida legislative session and signed by Gov. Rick Scott got into effect Wednesday. One of the new laws will…
  • Sep 30

    Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offender

    Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offender
    9-30-2014 California: Adolescents and teenagers convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim will face mandatory sexual-offender treatment in California. Gov. Jerry Brown's office on Tuesday announced he had signed…
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Oct 1

    New Orleans Exoneree Will Receive State Compensation

    New Orleans Exoneree Will Receive State Compensation
    Nathan Brown, 40, was released from a New Orleans prison in June after serving more than 16 years for a 1997 attempted rape of which he was innocent. On Tuesday, Judge Ray Steib of the 24th Judicial District Court apologized to Brown for the…
  • Oct 1

    Senator Rodney Ellis, Exoneree Michael Morton, Innocence Project and Other Lawyers Urge Legislature to Fix Texas' DNA Testing Law

    Senator Rodney Ellis, Exoneree Michael Morton, Innocence Project and Other Lawyers Urge Legislature to Fix Texas' DNA Testing Law
    Photo: Bryce Benjet and Barry Scheck join Rodney Ellis and Michael Morton at the Texas state capitol. On Tuesday morning, Senator Rodney Ellis, exoneree Michael Morton and Innocence Project and other lawyers gathered at a press conference at…
  • Sep 30

    Inside Look on Freeing the Innocent

    Inside Look on Freeing the Innocent
    Nearly a month after two North Carolina half brothers were declared innocent and ordered released from prison based on DNA evidence that implicated another man, two people who played pivotal roles in overturning their convictions spoke about…
Rank this Week: 2241

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2946

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Florida’s Bail and Pre-Trail Release Proce

    Florida’s Bail and Pre-Trail Release Proce
    In Florida, most criminal defendants or those accused of a crime have a right to bail or pre-trial release as matter of law. See Florida General Statute 893. Those accused of crimes in Florida that do not have a right to bail or pre-trial…
  • Sep 29

    Marijuana Grow House Charges and Probable Cause

    Marijuana Grow House Charges and Probable Cause
    Marijuana grow house busts are on the rise throughout Palm Beach County, Florida as recently shown with several arrest of Lantana residents Raul Contreras Gonzalez, Luis Acosta and Victor Perez. Why such a spike in grow house busts by local,…
  • Sep 26

    Expert Witness Controversy in Florida Criminal Trial

    Expert Witness Controversy in Florida Criminal Trial
    The Florida Appellate Courts and the Florida Supreme Court have tightened the screw on many Circuit and County Court judges, along with ill-advised Assistant State Attorneys, when the issue is brought to their attention that prosecutors are…
Rank this Week: 966

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
  • Oct 1

    It is past time for El Salvador to rescind its total abortion ban

    It is past time for El Salvador to rescind its total abortion ban
    I was on a plane coming back from Mexico when I first encountered the stories of children and young women in El Salvador suffering from the country’s universal criminalization of abortion, a law that is now more than a decade old.…
  • Oct 1

    Hong Kong: I have not seen anything like this in decade

    Hong Kong: I have not seen anything like this in decade
    By Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong. The streets of Hong Kong are hard to recognize these days. The exhilarating energy filling the city’s main roads, crowded with hopeful protesters, is something I have not seen…
  • Sep 30

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba
    Moses Akatugba was 16 years old when he was arrested by the Nigerian police in 2005. In the years that followed, he was beaten by the police, shot in the hand, and hung for hours at the police station. After 8 … Please continue…
Rank this Week: 49

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

http://www.daytonabeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Five DUI Manslaughter Charges Dropped In Florida Marijuana Impairment Case

    Five DUI Manslaughter Charges Dropped In Florida Marijuana Impairment Case
    Numerous charges against a defendant accused of causing a crash that killed five people while driving high on marijuana have been dropped after defense experts raised questions regarding the validity of the defendant's blood test results.…
  • Sep 15

    Florida Enhances Hit-and-Run Criminal Penaltie

    Florida Enhances Hit-and-Run Criminal Penaltie
    Recently, a woman was arrested in Daytona Beach for hit-and-run after allegedly running a stop sign and striking a city police officer's cruiser with her own vehicle on International Speedway Boulevard before fleeing. The 35-year-old suspect…
  • Sep 1

    Commercial DUI in Florida Met With Harsh Penaltie

    Commercial DUI in Florida Met With Harsh Penaltie
    The consequences for a DUI arrest in Florida are severe. The consequences for someone whose livelihood depends on their ability to drive can be even harsher. For an individual who drives for a living and was arrested for operating a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 4797

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    US v. Bryant, No. 12-30177 (Paez with…

    US v. Bryant, No. 12-30177 (Paez with Pregerson; concurrence by Watford). This case is about how the Ninth Circuit handles convictions obtained in tribal court, where Gideon v. Wainwright doesn't apply, when a prior conviction is used as an…
  • Sep 27

    Case o' The Week: Jurisdiction challenge bombs in Ninth - Garcia and post-Morrison Commerce Clause j/x

    Case o' The Week: Jurisdiction challenge bombs in Ninth - Garcia and post-Morrison Commerce Clause j/x
     Does a little apartment building in sleepy Fairfield, California sufficiently affect interstate commerce sufficiently to trigger federal jurisdiction?  Yep – by per se rule. United States v. Garcia, 2014 WL 4637169 (9thCir.…
  • Sep 25

    Developments In Federal Search And Seizure Law – 2014

    Developments In Federal Search And Seizure Law – 2014
    The Oregon Federal Public Defender has issued the latest version of Developments in Federal Search and Seizure Law (available here), updated with cases right up to Judge Watford’s great opinion in the Johnny Nora case. The outline,…
Rank this Week: 503

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    TBA

    TBA
    The headline, which really writes itself, is "Will Thomas Collapsed!" but that would be somewhat disingenuous and unfair to the good Judge who otherwise seems to be in fine health. Like the new phone book, the Dolphin September-December…
  • Sep 29

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER
    Sorry about no post this morning. Uncharacteristically, there was no internet on the flight over the pond. And BTW, speaking of Europe, Berlin is the great European City of the 21st Century and you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't…
  • Sep 28

    NFL WEEK 4

    NFL WEEK 4
    ERRATA:  Mark Vargo is still alive as he picked the Saints over the Vikings last week. Difficult pickings this week, as the lines look to be about right in each game. So we are reverting to a tried and true method, revert to the…
Rank this Week: 130

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Olympian Michael Phelps Apologizes Following Second DUI Arrest

    Olympian Michael Phelps Apologizes Following Second DUI Arrest
    On Tuesday afternoon September 29th, Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps apologized after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI for a second time. Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in 2004. This time, the Olympian is charged…
  • Sep 30

    Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Ypsilanti Township Heroin Case

    Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Ypsilanti Township Heroin Case
    Russell Smith, a 37-year-old man that according to court records is homeless, was arrested and charged in a case involving an Ypsilanti Township man who died after Smith provided him with heroin, according to news articles at Mlive.com. The…
  • Sep 29

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI
    Earlier this month, Hilario Homberto Urena was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the big rig he was driving crossed a yellow line and struck on oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the other vehicle died of the injuries he sustained,…
Rank this Week: 206

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law in Florida. By Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3544

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Oct 1

    Removing the Barriers to Happine

    Removing the Barriers to Happine
    Linda Greenhouse, the Times’ former Supreme Court correspondent, recently wrote about the shifting views of the public on gay marriage and the prospect of the Supreme Court deciding once and for all whether  the Constitution…
  • Aug 25

    What White Flight Looks Like Today

    What White Flight Looks Like Today
    Below is a letter/article I submitted to my local community paper for publication.  After some back and forth, the paper decided not to publish it, at least in its current form, for reasons that are not worth reciting here.  I…
  • Jul 16

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court

    Justice Roberts’s Humpty Dumpty Court
    As the Supreme Court ends another Term the attention continues to be on the Justices themselves and their voting patterns.  This past Term featured a higher than average number of unanimous opinions.  But as Adam Liptak from…
Rank this Week: 1768

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3122

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2012

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/
  • Oct 1

    Florida Police Lose Armed Robbery Case by Illegally Searching Trunk of Car

    Florida Police Lose Armed Robbery Case by Illegally Searching Trunk of Car
    In a recent armed robbery case west of Jacksonville, Florida, three suspects entered the victim's home and stole certain items from him at gunpoint. The three suspects fled in a vehicle, and the victim called the police providing a…
  • Sep 28

    Anonymous Call Was Not Sufficient to Stop Defendant in Florida

    Anonymous Call Was Not Sufficient to Stop Defendant in Florida
    In Florida, the police are not allowed to stop a vehicle without probable cause to believe the person committed a traffic violation or at least reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Most stops are easily justified by the police with…
  • Sep 25

    Police Officer Justified in Searching Pill Bottle in Florida Drug Case

    Police Officer Justified in Searching Pill Bottle in Florida Drug Case
    In Florida, the police are not permitted to search a person's belongings unless the police officer has consent to search from someone authorized to provide such consent, the officer has probable cause in certain circumstances or the officer…
Rank this Week: 849

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
  • Oct 1

    Cary Spivak Working With Elite Protection Specialist

    Cary Spivak Working With Elite Protection Specialist
    Cary Spivak, investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, joined Elite Protection Specialists earlier this year. While he is still employed with the newspaper full time, he is working as a private investigator part time and…
  • Sep 29

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud
    Fraud is big business. Companies are most at risk of fraud from their employees, since they have access to information and assets. On average, companies lose 5% to 6% of their revenues to internal fraud. This means that a company with sales…
  • Sep 24

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition
    Monday I introduced you to Roca Labs, the company that sells [possibly dangerous] goop as a weight loss product. They call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims…
Rank this Week: 31

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Brown v. Florida - 3rd DCA Rules for Suppression Motion in Robbery Defendant Favor

    Brown v. Florida - 3rd DCA Rules for Suppression Motion in Robbery Defendant Favor
    One of the most valuable tools a Florida criminal defense lawyer can employ is the motion to suppress. If for any reason the evidence presented by the state was gathered improperly or is unreasonably prejudicial without being probative, a…
  • Sep 26

    Blood Evidence Questioned in Florida DUI Manslaughter Case

    Blood Evidence Questioned in Florida DUI Manslaughter Case
    Five counts of DUI manslaughter have been dropped against a South Florida man accused of causing a crash while high on marijuana. Prosecutors simply said there was not enough evidence to support those charges, but the move comes after serious…
  • Sep 25

    Florida v. Wiggins - Video in DUI Case Refutes Key Officer Testimony

    Florida v. Wiggins - Video in DUI Case Refutes Key Officer Testimony
    More than ever, our criminal justice system relies on technology to aid in the fact-finding (or disputing) process. From DNA analysis to reviewing the contents on a computer hard drive, our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers know the ability…
Rank this Week: 4727

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Oct 1

    Drunk Driving Prevention: DUI Roadblocks in Illinoi

    Drunk Driving Prevention: DUI Roadblocks in Illinoi
    Though the state’s highest court vested the Illinois State Police the power to conduct DUI checkpoints beginning in 1985, the practice has recently re-emerged on our roads. In late August, a roadblock in Winnebago County caught three…
  • Sep 29

    It’s Just a Speeding Ticket…Right?

    It’s Just a Speeding Ticket…Right?
    Sometimes a speeding ticket is “just” a speeding ticket. If drivers have a record of speeding tickets which include citations of  excessive speeds, infractions caught on camera, or in a construction zone, the effects on…
  • Sep 24

    Making Sense of Murder Versus Manslaughter in Illinoi

    Making Sense of Murder Versus Manslaughter in Illinoi
    Most states, including Illinois, differentiate the various types of homicide based on the context of the killing. “Homicide” is the blanket category that includes murder and manslaughter. It can be confusing to decipher the…
Rank this Week: 2211

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Oct 1

    Reckless Driving Case Dismissed In Okaloosa County

    Reckless Driving Case Dismissed In Okaloosa County
    Our client was charged with Reckless Driving and Speeding. Clearly, our focus from the beginning was to focus on getting the Reckless Driving charge dismissed if possible. That was our priority because the Reckless Driving arrest was a…
  • Sep 30

    What Can Happen If You Are A Student & Are Convicted Of A Drug Charge In Okaloosa County, Florida?

    What Can Happen If You Are A Student & Are Convicted Of A Drug Charge In Okaloosa County, Florida?
    Beyond the typical sanctions that one could receive as a part of your sentence in Okaloosa County, if convicted on drug charges, like court costs, fines, jail or prison time, probation, drug evaluations, drug testing and urinalysis, and…
  • Sep 22

    Felony vs. Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana or Cannabis in Okaloosa County

    Felony vs. Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana or Cannabis in Okaloosa County
    In Florida, and specifically Okaloosa County & Walton County, we see various types of charges relating to marijuana possession. Clearly, the most common charges are Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams and Possession of Drug…
Rank this Week: 3051

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Child Pornography, Videos and "Hackers"

    Child Pornography, Videos and "Hackers"
    After Lawson Hardrick, Jr. was “found guilty after a jury trial of two counts of knowingly receiving visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2252(a)(2),” he…
  • Sep 29

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check
    After local Georgia police found “marijuana in a car that was stopped for lane infractions, Patrick Scott and Dorian Allen, the driver and passenger, respectively, were indicted for the possession of more than one ounce of…
  • Sep 26

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”
    After a “general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members convicted [Shane A. Nichlos] . . . of two specifications of knowingly possessing child pornography in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military…
Rank this Week: 179

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 1

    Bronx Travesty, Redux

    Bronx Travesty, Redux
    The horrific tale of Kalief Browder’s loss of three years of his life to systemic failure is back on the front burner, courtesy of a new article about the case in The New Yorker.  It’s not that Browder’s story…
  • Oct 1

    Book Review: David Lat’s Supreme Ambition

    Book Review: David Lat’s Supreme Ambition
    Picture Lat, lying naked except for a Harvard College ring, on a silky, billowing black background with what appears to be a sleeve showing the barest of black velvet stripes covering his groin, arms and legs akimbo, with one eyebrow slightly…
  • Sep 30

    The Slippery Slope of Risk

    The Slippery Slope of Risk
    When Sean Groubert made the split second decision to pump bullets into Levar Jones for being too enthusiastic in his compliance with commands, he was fired, prosecuted and (sort of) universally condemned.  He was able to put together a…
Rank this Week: 71

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Oct 1

    Ist ein Rechtsanwalt wirklich zu teuer?

    Ist ein Rechtsanwalt wirklich zu teuer?
    Häufig hört man in (Mandanten-) Gesprächen: Ein Rechtsanwalt ist zu teuer. Wie alle pauschalen Aussagen kann diese natürlich so verallgemeinernd per sé nicht zutreffen. Es ist für jeden Rechtssuchenden stets…
  • Sep 30

    Yes means Yes?

    Yes means Yes?
    Der US-Bundesstaat Kalifornien ist schon da, wo Deutschland hin will: Gouverneur Jerry Brown hat das sogenannte „Yes-means-Yes“-Gesetz unterzeichnet. Danach müssen Menschen, bevor sie zusammen Sex haben wollen, eindeutig Ja…
  • Sep 29

    Täglich frische Unterwäsche

    Täglich frische Unterwäsche
    Wer als Referendar eine Station im Strafvollzug verbringt, wird dort manchmal mit einer Frage konfrontiert, die uns in Freiheit Lebenden recht banal vorkommt: täglich frische Unterwäsche. In der Justizvollzugsanstalt (JVA) ist es…
Rank this Week: 1822

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/
  • Oct 1

    Your Xenia OVI Attorney – Charles M. Rowland II

    Your Xenia OVI Attorney – Charles M. Rowland II
    Charles M. Rowland II would like to be your Xenia OVI attorney. Charles M. Rowland II maintains an established DUI/OVI practice, representing the accused drunk driver in the Xenia Municipal Court and throughout Ohio.  An attorney since…
  • Sep 29

    Burden Shifting At A Motion To Suppress Hearing

    Burden Shifting At A Motion To Suppress Hearing
    A motion to suppress is often the most critical phase of the OVI trial process.  Procedurally, the defense attorney files a motion challenging all of the government’s evidence.  Once this motion is filed the government has the…
  • Sep 26

    Ohio OVI and Marijuana Blitz Along I-75

    Ohio OVI and Marijuana Blitz Along I-75
    If you are driving along Interstate 75 this weekend, be aware of an Ohio OVI and marijuana enforcement blitz that may cause you to get stopped. OVI: The Ohio State Highway Patrol will team up with law enforcement officials from Florida…
Rank this Week: 1864

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 1

    Your Handbag May be Fake: Top 5 Rip off Designer Handbag

    Your Handbag May be Fake: Top 5 Rip off Designer Handbag
    There’s something about the allure of a great deal that makes otherwise rational shoppers go a little bit “off the rails.” And if your penchant is for designer handbags, you are a prime target for that subset of sellers who…
  • Sep 26

    I’ve Just Been Arrested for a DWI: Now What?

    I’ve Just Been Arrested for a DWI: Now What?
    Imagine that you have a few drinks at a friend’s house. You notice that it’s getting late and you want to head home. On the way home, a police officer pulls you over. The officer then asks you if you have been drinking and asks…
  • Sep 22

    Hiring an Attorney: Make Sure He Has These 5 Essential Qualitie

    Hiring an Attorney: Make Sure He Has These 5 Essential Qualitie
    “You need a tough lawyer.” “Don’t hire a cheap attorney.” “Get good representation.” These are things you’ll hear when you have been accused of a crime, get into an accident or have to deal with…
Rank this Week: 1460

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Oct 1

    The Complete Guide to Dating in Jail

    The Complete Guide to Dating in Jail
    It’s love that makes the world go round, right? Even in jail? Yes, even in jail. With more than 2.5 million inmates currently languishing in U.S. prisons, that’s a lot of potential partners who are, well – otherwise…
  • Sep 26

    Not Guilty: Get the Jury to Favor Your Side

    Not Guilty: Get the Jury to Favor Your Side
    Relating to the members of a jury in an engaging and winsome manner is an essential part of a jury trial. Both the defense attorney and defendant have a role to play in creating a favorable impression with jurors. There’s every reason…
  • Sep 22

    Texas Criminal Charges for Failure to Report Date Rape

    Texas Criminal Charges for Failure to Report Date Rape
    Sometimes what you know can hurt you. This is especially true when it comes to violating a failure to report law in Texas. That’s right. You can be charged with wrongdoing for failing to report serious crimes such as date rape. Just…
Rank this Week: 3153

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Oct 1

    Watch Out: Undercover Houston Police Are on Patrol

    Watch Out: Undercover Houston Police Are on Patrol
    We’ve all seen the movies – Undercover Cop (hero) Takes Down Big, Bad Gangster (villain) and gets both the girl and the medal. But as with everything in life, the reality is a bit, well – less neatly packaged. Let’s…
  • Sep 26

    Felonies and Misdemeanors: How Are They Different?

    Felonies and Misdemeanors: How Are They Different?
    Many people have heard the terms “felony” and “misdemeanor.” But what exactly do these terms mean? The difference between the two is an important part of the justice system. Felonies and Misdemeanors: What’s the…
  • Sep 22

    Prison: How to Survive Your Sentence

    Prison: How to Survive Your Sentence
    Horror stories surrounding prison abound, so it’s not unusual for people to be concerned whenever they receive a jail sentence. The truth is that, while violence inside prisons does happen, it’s much less common than people…
Rank this Week: 3149

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case
    Lawyers graduate from law school with a basic knowledge about the law, but many lack practical training. Many learn about basic strategies, but not the in-depth knowledge that’s necessary attack the evidence in the…
  • Sep 25

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger
    IIDs (Ignition Interlock Devices) are used across the US in all states for repeat DUI offenders. It’s a device about the size of an average mobile phone, which lets you start your car after it gauges the alcohol content level in your…
  • Jul 15

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger
    An Ignition Interlock Device is just a bit larger than a mobile phone, and requires the driver to breath into it to determine the blood alcohol level. If the BAC is above 0.02% the car’s engine will not start. (Keep in mind that the…
Rank this Week: 1964