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Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 271

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law
    A Queens Petit Larceny Lawyer said that, this a motion 'for an order granting the above-named defendant permission to inspect the grand jury minutes and the testimony upon which the indictment herein was founded, or in the alternative for…
  • Jul 24

    C.P.L.R. (§510[3])...cont

    C.P.L.R. (§510[3])...cont
    Respondents assert that various physicians, whom they have named, who have treated or evaluated the Respondents are located in close proximity to New York County and would be inconvenienced by having to travel to the locations where the…
  • Jul 24

    The prosecution's intention to utilize the…

    The prosecution's intention to utilize the statements and identifications was unambiguously communicated to the defendant throughout the controlling time period, and was never withdrawn. To the extent that the formal notice portions of the…
Rank this Week: 873

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 25

    The Emergency Hearing During the Execution

    The Emergency Hearing During the Execution
    The transcript of the Wood v. Ryan telephone hearing for a Motion for Emergency Stay of Execution is available in Adobe .pdf format. The Arizona Capitol Times reports, "Killer was given two doses of lethal injection drugs in…
  • Jul 25

    Today's New York Time

    Today's New York Time
    As I shift to additional Arizona coverage, I want to link to today's New York Times report, "A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt," for a current overview. It's by Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz. The Arizona...
  • Jul 25

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned
    The Kansas Supreme Court ruling in Kansas v. Reginald Carr is available in Adobe .pdf format, as is the ruling in Kansas v. Jonathan Carr. "Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned," is by Amy Renee Leiker of the Wichita...
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Jul 25

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge
    A 33-year-old Okeechobee man who had served nearly four years in prison for trafficking in cocaine was arrested last week in his R-Bar Estates home on felony drug charges. More than 180 grams of suspected marijuana and more than 24 grams of…
  • Jul 24

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County
    Law enforcement agencies from Hendry and Lee counties were sent on a manhunt Thursday after it was reported three teenage boys had allegedly stolen a car from Lee County. Officials claim the trio took the vehicle on a joyride that eventually…
  • Jul 21

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County
    A total of 10 people were arrested in an undercover operation cracking down on unlicensed contractors resulting in civil citations totaling $9,675. The sheriff’s office, working with the Hernando County Building Department, conducted a…
Rank this Week: 1091

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Article on the 8th Circuit's Recent Felon In Possession of a Firearm Case

    Article on the 8th Circuit's Recent Felon In Possession of a Firearm Case
    Must read article regarding when a felon may, in very narrow circumstances, possess a firearm.  The article's subject is the recent 8th Circuit case of United States v. Cooney.You can read the case here:…
  • Jul 22

    Holdings: State v. Martinez: New Mexico Court of Appeals (Unpublished)

    Holdings: State v. Martinez: New Mexico Court of Appeals (Unpublished)
    The New Mexico Court of Appeals analyzed several issues in State v. Martinez, a recently unpublished opinion released by the Court.  One issue was sufficiency of the evidence, while two other challenges went to the defendant's…
  • Jul 22

    Book Recommendation: Complications By Atul Gawande

    Book Recommendation: Complications By Atul Gawande
    To those who simply pick it up and scan the cover, Atul Gawande's Complications may seem like a medical text.  And, you couldn't blame those who would be fooled when taking the book's full title into account: Complications: A…
Rank this Week: 3532

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
  • Jul 25

    VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!

    VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!
    More than a million Amnesty activists like you helped secure the release Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death because of her religious beliefs.
  • Jul 24

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too
    Civil society must be included in all sessions of the US-Africa summit for President Barack Obama to honor fully his commitment to human rights and good governance.
  • Jul 24

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too
    Civil society must be included in all sessions of the US-Africa summit for President Barack Obama to honor fully his commitment to human rights and good governance.
Rank this Week: 47

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and criminal law news. By The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, Esq.

http://www.newyorkcriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case

    NY D.A. Announces Indictments In Stub Hub Hacking Case
    In a chilling account for those of us who purchase tickets for concerts, sports events and Broadway Shows, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced on July 23rd the indictments of six men on charges that they were members of an…
  • Jun 9

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA
    “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan was seriously injured, and a friend in the vehicle killed, as the result of a multi-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early on Saturday, June 7, 2014. After…
  • Apr 10

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week
    For drivers in New York State beginning today, April 10, 2014, be careful if you are a hand held cell phone user on the highways and local streets. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of “Operation Hang Up”, by which…
Rank this Week: 2499

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 25

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Northern California City Struggling Under Realignment: A California State Senator has dubbed Redding, CA as one of the cities hit hardest by Realignment after taking a tour of the Shasta County Jail earlier this week.  Vienna Montague of…
  • Jul 25

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime
    A commenter recently took me to task, disturbed that I criticized the Administration for its tepid response to the Russian-sponsored mass murder of 298 people in the Ukraine.  The commenter thought my remarks went too far in the…
  • Jul 25

    Intent, Plagiarism, and Politic

    Intent, Plagiarism, and Politic
    In criminal law, intent is a big deal.  The prosecutor must often prove not only what the defendant did but his state of mind while he was doing it.  Even though the harm to the victim may be the same,...
Rank this Week: 302

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
  • Jul 25

    Winston-Salem Chronicle Calls for Justice in Howard Case

    Winston-Salem Chronicle Calls for Justice in Howard Case
    An editorial in Thursday's Winston-Salem Chronicle called for justice in the case of Darryl Howard who has wrongly served 20 years in prison for a double murder and arson of which he is innocent. In May, Howard's convictions were overturned…
  • Jul 25

    Prade Continues Fight to Clear His Name

    Prade Continues Fight to Clear His Name
    A year and a half after Ohio Innocence Project client Douglas Prade was cleared of a 1997 murder based on new DNA results that excluded him as the source of critical crime scene evidence, he is stilling fighting to clear his name. Prade was…
  • Jul 25

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration
    Thanks to the Dallas County District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit, a Dallas man is poised to become exonerated by DNA evidence without having ever asked for post-conviction testing. The unit, which is spearheaded by District Attorney…
Rank this Week: 352

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/
  • Jul 25

    Thousands of Drug Offenders Could Get Sentence Reduction

    Thousands of Drug Offenders Could Get Sentence Reduction
    If you or a loved one is currently serving time in jail for a federal drug offense, you may be able to have your sentence reduced. Call the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today.
  • Jul 23

    Driver Takes Passed-out Passenger to a Motel: Was His Arrest a Rush to Judgment?

    Driver Takes Passed-out Passenger to a Motel: Was His Arrest a Rush to Judgment?
    Recently, a San Fernando Valley driver for the rideshare service Uber was arrested after being suspected of criminal activity involving a woman too drunk to tell him where she lived. Do you think this arrest was fair? The attorneys at Wallin…
  • Jul 21

    Lawsuit Alleges Mistreatment of OC Student Expelled for Cheating Scandal

    Lawsuit Alleges Mistreatment of OC Student Expelled for Cheating Scandal
    A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Corona Del Mar high school student who was recently expelled due to cheating allegations. The student claims that he was mistreated during the interrogation process and forced to confess to…
Rank this Week: 413

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 25

    Lynnwood DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter Secures Dismissal in Second Offense DUI Case

    Lynnwood DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter Secures Dismissal in Second Offense DUI Case
    Dichter Law Office, PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jonathan Dichter recently secured a dismissal on behalf of a client facing charges for a second DUI offense in Everett, Washington. The case was a difficult one given the…
  • Jul 18

    Police in Washington Continue Marijuana DUI Efforts with Emphasis Patrol

    Police in Washington Continue Marijuana DUI Efforts with Emphasis Patrol
    Driving under the influence of marijuana continues to ignite national conversations among law enforcement over the best ways to deal with this issue and when and how to arrest motorists. In a previous blog, we discussed how law enforcement…
  • Jul 8

    Washington Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Driving High

    Washington Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Driving High
    Nearly two years after Washington residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the first pot stores are now open for business. Although today is an historic day in Washington state history, it is also one that reminds us of the many…
Rank this Week: 4851

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    "When the right conditions come along, success becomes inevitable."

    "When the right conditions come along, success becomes inevitable."
    In April of this year the Center for Court Innovation co-hosted a conference on community justice in San Francisco, CA that was attended by participants from jurisdictions all over the country, and representing ten different nations. The…
  • Jul 25

    Bronx Reentry Working Group Holds 4th Annual Forum

    Bronx Reentry Working Group Holds 4th Annual Forum
    Ramon Semorile, BCS              On the 17th of July the Bronx Reentry Working group held its Fourth Annual Forum at Hostos Community College in collaboration with Columbia…
  • Jul 21

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense
    Here are two articles about drug-related offenses and the criminal justice system. The theme is a trend toward less punitive responses to drug crimes that is emerging at local and national levels. Will the Bronx follow suit?Federal:…
Rank this Week: 738

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Is Judge Kozinski recent opinion proof that "the death penalty is doomed"?

    Is Judge Kozinski recent opinion proof that "the death penalty is doomed"?
    Thw question in the title of this post is drawn from the headline of this New York Times opinion piece by Jesse Wegman entitled "Why the Death Penalty Is Doomed." Here are excerpts: Alex Kozinski, a federal judge on the...
  • Jul 25

    "After troubled execution in Arizona, Ohio to use same drugs, dosage"

    "After troubled execution in Arizona, Ohio to use same drugs, dosage"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new article in my own Columbus Dispatch, which highlights that the Buckeye State's execution plans for later this year could be further complicated by the ugly execution that took place...
  • Jul 24

    Rep. Ryan's new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reform

    Rep. Ryan's new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reform
    As reported in this official press release, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan today "released a new discussion draft, 'Expanding Opportunity in America,' [which] proposes a new pilot project to strengthen the safety net and…
Rank this Week: 99

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Jul 25

    3 Dead after California Bank Robbery

    3 Dead after California Bank Robbery
    During a Stockton bank robbery, three armed robbers aggressively took three women into hostage before making their getaway and beginning a high-speed gun battle with authorities. In total, three were pronounced dead, including two of the…
  • Jul 24

    Flagstaff’s New Law to Prevent Texting While Driving

    Flagstaff’s New Law to Prevent Texting While Driving
    Arizona has been lacking in laws that include the ban of texting and using cell phones while driving. According to the Senior Vice President of Communications for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “there’s no evidence…
  • Jul 23

    Utah Community Gathers for Vigil in Murder/Suicide Case

    Utah Community Gathers for Vigil in Murder/Suicide Case
    Logan police, Utah State University students, and local residents gathered with families for a candlelight vigil honoring those who had died in a murder-suicide earlier last week.  Mackenzie Madden, 19, and Johnathon Sadler, 25, had been…
Rank this Week: 3904

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/
  • Jul 25

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned
    Florida's Second District Court of Appeal recently found in Romanyuk v. Florida that a trial court wrongly denied jury instructions requested by the defense in a prescription drug criminal case. The case resulted in a conviction, which per…
  • Jul 16

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop
    Acquiring a new paint job on your car isn't grounds for police officers in Florida to pull you over. This might seem a common-sense conclusion, but it was one recently decided by the Florida Supreme Court in State v. Teamer, where officers…
  • Jul 8

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court
    It's been estimated by the Pew Research Center that some 37 percent of Americans - or more than one-third - own a firearm or have a firearm in their home owned by someone else. While the laws governing their use, sale and storage have become…
Rank this Week: 1804

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Jul 25

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service
    On July 27th, 2013, Sammy Yatim was shot and killed by James Forcillo, a Toronto police officer following an altercation on a TTC street car. In the wake of this tragedy, Chief Bill Blair engaged former Supreme Court Justice, Frank Iacobucci…
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
Rank this Week: 3717

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

http://www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Greatest Trial Lawyer Who Ever Lived

    The Greatest Trial Lawyer Who Ever Lived
    I would urge anyone who has even a fleeting interest in criminal law or trial litigation to read a book called “Final Verdict.” The book was written by a journalist named Adela Rogers-St. Johns. Ms. St. Johns was famous…
  • Jul 9

    District Attorney “legalizes” marijuana in Brooklyn

    District Attorney “legalizes” marijuana in Brooklyn
    During the heated race for Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson said if he was elected, he would make it a policy to decline to prosecute marijuana-related arrests. Mr. Thompson won the election and now appears to be keeping his…
  • Jul 2

    Cannibal Cop and Conspiracy

    Cannibal Cop and Conspiracy
    The arrest and conviction of New York City Police Officer Gilberto Valle became an international story. Mr. Valle was accused by the federal government of conspiring with others to kidnap women so he and his co-conspirators can do all…
Rank this Week: 3613

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1833

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 515

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Big Win for Defense in San Bernardino County Colonies Case

    Big Win for Defense in San Bernardino County Colonies Case
    Judge Michael A. Smith dismissed conspiracy charges against all four defendants in the Colonies Partners LP case citing the expiration of the statute of limitations. Jeff Burum, Paul Baine, Jim Erwin and Mark Kirk are accused of conspiring…
  • Jul 25

    Long Beach Man May Face Murder Charge for Killing Pregnant Burglar

    Long Beach Man May Face Murder Charge for Killing Pregnant Burglar
    A 80-year-old Long Beach man arrived at his home around 9:00 p.m. to find two burglars. The pair punched and body slammed the elderly man while they attempted to break into his safe. The homeowner, Tom Greer was able to retrieve a firearm…
  • Jul 24

    Man Arrested for Lewd Act with 16-year-old Girl

    Man Arrested for Lewd Act with 16-year-old Girl
    A man was arrested after San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff found him performing a sexual act on a minor. 40-year-old Adelanto School District substitute teacher, Rakshannah Ranney was arrested yesterday and charged with Penal Code Section…
Rank this Week: 752

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Stunt driving in Ontario. A lawyer’s explanation of charges and defence

    Stunt driving in Ontario. A lawyer’s explanation of charges and defence
    Stunt Driving and Racing in Ontario: charges, defences, and penalties explained by a defence lawyer. Over the years, our law firm has successfully defended many individuals charged with “stunt […]by Sean Robichaud The post…
  • Jul 21

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.

    10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice.
    Taking over the world in crisp robes: 10 tips for new lawyers starting their practice. Being a new lawyer is challenging.  Whether you are working as an associate or starting […]by Sean Robichaud The post 10 tips for new…
  • Jul 18

    Disincentives Towards Innocence: Wrongful Convictions at a Micro-Level

    Disincentives Towards Innocence: Wrongful Convictions at a Micro-Level
    DISINCENTIVES TOWARDS INNOCENCE: A LOOK AT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS IN THE ONTARIO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (Sean Robichaud, 2004)*  * This is an older paper written many years ago.  However, it […]by Sean Robichaud The post…
Rank this Week: 3747

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/
  • Jul 25

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional

    Florida City Noise Ordinance Found to be Unconstitutional
    Ocala, Florida, a city near Jacksonville, Florida, enacted a city ordinance that prohibited "unnecessary or disturbing noises". Normally, this comes up when a person is playing loud music in his/her vehicle. An individual was cited in…
  • Jul 16

    Seizure of Substitute Assets in a Forfeiture Case in Florida

    Seizure of Substitute Assets in a Forfeiture Case in Florida
    The Florida forfeiture statute allows the government to take the property of people when that property was used in conjunction with certain criminal activity or represents the proceeds of certain criminal activity. As an example, if the…
  • Jul 13

    Can Police in Florida Pull You Over if the Color of Your Vehicle Does Not Match the Color Listed on the Registration?

    Can Police in Florida Pull You Over if the Color of Your Vehicle Does Not Match the Color Listed on the Registration?
    Many drug cases, DUI cases, gun cases and other kinds of criminal cases begin with a simple traffic stop in Florida. A police officer will make a routine traffic stop and then claim to observe signs that the driver is impaired from alcohol…
Rank this Week: 1893

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 25

    Bowden et al. on Cross-Examining Vulnerable Witnesse

    Bowden et al. on Cross-Examining Vulnerable Witnesse
    Phoebe Bowden , Terese Henning and David Plater (University of South Australia - School of Law , University of South Australia - School of Law and University of South Australia - School of Law) have posted Balancing Fairness to Victims,...
  • Jul 24

    "De-policing New York"

    "De-policing New York"
    From City Journal: The biggest threat facing minority New Yorkers now is not “over-policing,” and certainly not brutal policing. The NYPD has one of the lowest rates of officer shootings and killings in the country; it is recognized…
  • Jul 24

    "At Least 3/4 Of Newark Pedestrian Police Stops Had No Constitutional Basis, Justice Department Finds"

    "At Least 3/4 Of Newark Pedestrian Police Stops Had No Constitutional Basis, Justice Department Finds"
    From ThinkProgress: Police had no apparent constitutional basis for at least three-quarters of pedestrian stops in Newark, New Jersey, a three-year U.S. Department of Justice review concluded this week. That finding was just the top line of a…
Rank this Week: 110

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Murder Trial Begins in Porch Shooting, Defense Lawyers Question Collection and Contamination of Evidence

    Murder Trial Begins in Porch Shooting, Defense Lawyers Question Collection and Contamination of Evidence
    On Wednesday July 24, the murder trial of Theodore Wafer, a white middle-aged man who is charged with shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who is African American, through his screen door began. News reports at the New York Daily News call…
  • Jul 24

    Could Your Driver’s License Be Suspended Without You Knowing It?

    Could Your Driver’s License Be Suspended Without You Knowing It?
    If you are reading this right now, you may wonder if that red light ticket you failed to pay could have resulted in your driver’s license being suspended. The fact is, many people in Michigan drive to and from work, school, or on other…
  • Jul 23

    Attorneys Fight to Have Conviction Overturned for Death-Row Inmate in Mississippi

    Attorneys Fight to Have Conviction Overturned for Death-Row Inmate in Mississippi
    Curtis Flowers, a black man in Mississippi who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1997 for the 1996 killings of four individuals, currently sits on death row and has been tried six times for the slayings, which took place at a furniture…
Rank this Week: 278

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1124

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: 1455

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 25

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word
    Stephen Gillers is a widely respected expert on the legal profession and a go-to person for journalists looking for a quote on lawyers' conduct. For some reason, the New York Times sought out a soundbite from Gillers about the increasing…
  • Jul 24

    Criminalize the NYPD Chokehold?

    Criminalize the NYPD Chokehold?
    A proposal was floated today to make it a crime for police officers to use a chokehold like the one used against Eric Garner. My first thought? Unnecessary and useless. Sure, the footage of the assault on Garner was highly disturbing,…
  • Jul 21

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account

    Warrants Permit Gov't To Seize Entire Email Account
    Can the government obtain a search warrant for particular emails you may have sent or received to look for evidence of criminal conduct? Sure. Can the government execute that warrant on your email provider to get those emails? Of course,…
Rank this Week: 18

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge
    Charles Espinel, 61, and Jeannette Espinel, 58, Daly City, California, a former 32 year FBI employee and his wife, pleaded guilty in federal court to Bank Fraud charges for their roles in securing mortgages based on fraudulent loan…
  • Jul 24

    Mortgage Fraudster Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Flipping Scheme

    Mortgage Fraudster Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Flipping Scheme
    Demetrius Peete, 46, Manassas, Virginia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar to a year and a day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud…
  • Jul 24

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud
    Donald Keith Goff, 66, Laguna Niguel, California, has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a series of fraud schemes that include one in which he worked with his criminal defense attorney to fraudulently apply for millions of dollars…
Rank this Week: 3

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School
    A drunk driving OWI DUI conviction will have a significant impact on everyone’s life but some may be more than others. The medical profession including nurses are no exception. The State of Michigan has a duty to ensure that our medical…
  • Jul 7

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You
    The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) was passed in 2008 and it allows for the medical use of marijuana in the state of Michigan.  There are two categories of people who are immune from arrest and/or prosecution for possession of…
  • Jul 4

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course
    An attorney who represents persons accused of drunk and drugged driving cannot do it effectively unless they have the specialized education and experience with chemical testing. Almost every case involves a breath test measurement of bodily…
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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: 3616

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Jul 25

    “Appellate Jurisdiction” | Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

    “Appellate Jurisdiction” | Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
    For pondering our appeals of all sorts.   Appellate Jurisdiction by Marianne Moore Fragments of sin are a part of me. New brooms shall sweep clean the heart of me.       Shall they? Shall they? When this light life shall…
  • Jul 11

    It’s Okay To Smell A Rat: Internal Investigations, Attorney-Client Privilege and the KBR Decision

    It’s Okay To Smell A Rat: Internal Investigations, Attorney-Client Privilege and the KBR Decision
    Post-recession, we are living through an era of regulators’ grimaces and prosecutors’ giddiness. Editorialists and bloggers want business scalps, especially scalps of individuals (as opposed to simple monetary fines for…
  • Jul 3

    A Meditation On Independence Day

    A Meditation On Independence Day
    We all like the Fourth of July; most of us want it to mean something beyond cookouts and fireworks.  When my children were little, I would read aloud to them the entire Declaration of Independence, an oration they found both alarming and…
Rank this Week: 3034

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law
    7-25-2014 Nevada: Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in doubt. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, and several bills will be submitted to the Legislature during…
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
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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: 3636

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

http://www.daytonabeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Florida Lawmaker's DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

    Florida Lawmaker's DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
    Republican State Rep. Dan Eagle has announced he is eager to put the ordeal of his DUI arrest behind him, following a plea deal that ended with prosecutors agreeing to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving. Daytona DUI defense attorneys…
  • Jul 20

    New Florida Law Expands "Stand Your Ground"

    New Florida Law Expands "Stand Your Ground"
    Gov. Rick Scott recently signed a law that expands the contentious "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law by granting people the right to flash their firearm or even fire warning shots to force attackers to back off. Daytona criminal defense…
  • Jul 10

    Police Skirt Missouri v. McNeely Ruling With "No-Refusal" DUI Checkpoint

    Police Skirt Missouri v. McNeely Ruling With "No-Refusal" DUI Checkpoint
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a clear mandate in April 2013 with its decision in Missouri v. McNeely, wherein it was decided police were required to obtain a warrant before initiating a blood draw for evidence in a DUI arrest. However, our…
Rank this Week: 2797

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/
  • Jul 25

    Should I Use An Appointed Public Defender or Hire A Paid Lawyer?

    Should I Use An Appointed Public Defender or Hire A Paid Lawyer?
    If you simply cannot find a way to finance a private attorney, then you have few options other than to use the services of the public defender. But generally speaking, there are a lot of disadvantages to using a public defender over a private…
  • Jul 24

    Do You Need A Private Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County?

    Do You Need A Private Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County?
    Yes. If you can afford it financially, it is really a “no-brainer.” Being accused of a crime means that you are facing the possibility of losing something extremely important: YOUR FREEDOM. And in addition, there can be long-term…
  • Jul 23

    What Are The Elements To Prove The Crime Of Simple Battery in Okaloosa County?

    What Are The Elements To Prove The Crime Of Simple Battery in Okaloosa County?
    Florida Statutes states that the crime of Battery has two basic elements: That the Defendant intentionally struck or touched the alleged victim. That the intentional strike or touching was against the will of the alleged victim. All you the…
Rank this Week: 3628

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Too Great Expectation

    Too Great Expectation
    The Vera Institute of Justice study “revealed” that “the prosecutorial practices of the Manhattan district attorney’s office, one of the biggest and busiest in the country” weren’t quite as colorblind as…
  • Jul 25

    The Police Get Their Man (and no one was harmed)

    The Police Get Their Man (and no one was harmed)
    In light of the inane efforts of the clueless (and some police) to rationalize the killing of Eric Garner, suggesting that there is no possibility of the police doing their job with a “noncompliant” person that…
  • Jul 24

    Ignorance Trumps The Particularity Requirement

    Ignorance Trumps The Particularity Requirement
    It’s good to have no clue.  Information is a constraint, a limitation.  This sounds counterintuitive, but that’s only because you’ve never been asked to sign a search warrant for everything in the world ever. …
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre
    After he was “charged in a three-count indictment with knowingly distributing and receiving child pornography by computer, in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252 (a) and (b), and with knowingly possessing computers and…
  • Jul 23

    Bank Fraud, the Customer Service Rep and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Bank Fraud, the Customer Service Rep and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    On March 25, 2009, a jury convicted Regina Tolliver of bank fraud, aiding and abetting bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, aiding and abetting identity theft, and unauthorized use of a computer. U.S. v. Tolliver, 2014 WL 3508550…
  • Jul 21

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance
    A juvenile court judge in Oregon held that “J.C.L.”, a minor whose age is not given in the opinion this post examines, was “within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for conduct that, if committed by an adult, would…
Rank this Week: 231

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
  • Jul 24

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.
    So now what happens?I'm talking about Doug Prade about whom I've written a couple of times before.  He's a former Akron cop.  In 1998 the jury said he was guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Margo.  Shooting her to death.…
  • Jul 19

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule
    Like Judge Kopf, I was sent a copy of Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by a publicist at Henry Holt & Company in the hope that I would review it.  And like Judge Kopf, but without the initial internal…
Rank this Week: 438

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
  • Jul 22

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right
    Kelly A. Behre, Digging Beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law Reform, 21 Wm. & Mary J.  Women &…
Rank this Week: 333

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jul 25

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    For the second week in a row, a death penalty story from the West is the headliner. Arizona executed convicted murderer Joseph Wood on Wednesday afternoon by lethal injection. His death took almost two hours. Some believe that Wood was…
  • Jul 24

    Fair Sentencing in a Nutshell

    Fair Sentencing in a Nutshell
    North Carolina’s first attempt at a presumptive sentencing law was the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA). The law was in effect for offenses committed from July 1, 1981 to September 30, 1994, and it continues to apply to offenses committed…
  • Jul 23

    Wiretapping Data — And a Question

    Wiretapping Data — And a Question
    In connection with an ongoing research project, I recently reviewed the 2013 Wiretap Report, prepared by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. It contains some information that may be of interest to readers, including: 3,576…
Rank this Week: 2471

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    No Opening Statemenst! -- WTF?

    No Opening Statemenst! -- WTF?
    It surprises most people to learn that in the state courts of Connecticut, judges almost never permit opening statements in criminal cases. Lawyers get a chance to give them in state civil cases, however. And openings are permitted in both…
  • Jul 20

    "Uncertain Justice" and the Roberts Court

    "Uncertain Justice" and the Roberts Court
    Among the many defining errors I've made along life's way is my public and open scorn for law professors. Those who can't do, teach, and those who can't teach in a traditional discipline such as history, philosophy or even economics, teach…
  • Jul 19

    Why Defend?

    Why Defend?
    "I know that a certain percentage of folks I send to prison are, in fact, innocent," he said. "I just don't know how to identify who those folks are." "Then how can you do what you do?" I asked. "I believe in the adversarial system," he…
Rank this Week: 2069

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Crashes involve 8 vehicles on interstate near Locust Grove

    Crashes involve 8 vehicles on interstate near Locust Grove
    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.,…
  • Jul 23

    One Vehicle Rollover East of Boise Sends One to Hospital

    One Vehicle Rollover East of Boise Sends One to Hospital
    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.,…
  • Jul 23

    One Vehicle Rollover Crash EB I84 Near Blacks Creek Road

    One Vehicle Rollover Crash EB I84 Near Blacks Creek Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 137

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 24

    When Can I Expunge A Criminal Conviction In New Jersey?

    When Can I Expunge A Criminal Conviction In New Jersey?
    Expungement is a way for New Jersey residents to hide past mistakes from potential landlords, employers, and others. While the process is relatively straightforward in many cases, the more serious the mistakes you may have made, the harder it…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Be Charged With Assault In New Jersey If I Was Trying To Break Up A Fight?

    Can I Be Charged With Assault In New Jersey If I Was Trying To Break Up A Fight?
    Yes, you can be charged with Assault if police and prosecutors believe you were a participant in a fight where someone was injured. Because of the chaos that often surrounds a fight in a public setting, police often choose to shut the problem…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Be Charged With Assault By Auto In New Jersey Even If There Was No Intent?

    Can I Be Charged With Assault By Auto In New Jersey Even If There Was No Intent?
    Yes, the charge of Assault by Auto in New Jersey does not require that the prosecution prove intent, only that a person sustained bodily injury (or serious bodily injury) through recklessness in operation of a vehicle. Recklessness can be…
Rank this Week: 3855

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jul 24

    Second Florida Cop Sentenced For Rothstein Tie

    Second Florida Cop Sentenced For Rothstein Tie
    A former Broward County detective was sentenced to serve a year and a day in federal prison for his role in carrying out a wrongful arrest of a south Florida woman at the direction of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.  Jeff Poole,…
  • Jul 23

    TelexFree Founders Indicted On Fraud Charge

    TelexFree Founders Indicted On Fraud Charge
    A Massachusetts grand jury indicted TelexFree co-founders James Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler on multiple fraud charges in what authorities have alleged was a massive Pyramid/Ponzi scheme that may have defrauded victims out of hundreds of…
  • Jul 21

    Florida Cop Gets 5-Year Sentence For Rothstein Ties, Including Illegal Arrest

    Florida Cop Gets 5-Year Sentence For Rothstein Ties, Including Illegal Arrest
    "Mr. Benjamin, while wearing the cloak of BSO authority, engineered the arrest and incarceration of an innocent citizen.  This was done purely for financial gain. This conduct is deplorable — it is unconscionable." - U.S. District…
Rank this Week: 100

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES
    In the arena of criminal law in Miami, Assistant Public Defender Brian McDonald has seen it all and done it all and given all to his clients.  He was here during the McDuffie and Lozano riots, and the crack scourge and the cocaine…
  • Jul 23

    BREAKDOWN!

    BREAKDOWN!
    (In a resigned voice as if he says this 100's of times a day):"Hi. Welcome to the department of corrections. Please sign in and take a seat. We will be with your shortly.""Yes, but you see I have to be back at work by 1:30 pm. Lots of people…
  • Jul 21

    JUSTICE OR VENGEANCE ?

    JUSTICE OR VENGEANCE ?
    There was a time, before legislators reacted to Hollywood movies and began enacting sentencing guidelines and minimum mandatory laws, when Judges could be Judges instead of calculators. There was a time when Judges like Ed Cowart, Tom…
Rank this Week: 153