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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 225

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Lost Your License Out of State? Getting a Virginia license.

    Lost Your License Out of State? Getting a Virginia license.
    Find out how I can help you get a VA license when you have lost your license in another state. Contact me today. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed…
  • Oct 15

    What Can I do if Court is Tomorrow in Virginia?

    What Can I do if Court is Tomorrow in Virginia?
    If you are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, contact me today! You may still have some options and I might be able to help. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
  • Oct 14

    What Are my Options?

    What Are my Options?
    This is everyone’s first question. Each case is difference, but watch and click on the link to learn more about your case. Contact me for a free case strategy session and I will go over all of your options and work for the best possible…
Rank this Week: 1495

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    New Marijuana Laws Raise Complex Legal Question

    New Marijuana Laws Raise Complex Legal Question
    As news of legalized marijuana continues to spread across the country, Maryland is now getting its turn...in a way. A new law has already taken effect that reduces the penalties for being found with marijuana, and while the new law doesn't…
  • Sep 22

    Electrocuting Defendants In Court May Be a Growing and Troubling Practice

    Electrocuting Defendants In Court May Be a Growing and Troubling Practice
    We're all familiar with the police's ability to shock--or "tase"--as a method of subduing the unruly or those resisting arrest. It's generally seen as a more humane alternative for police to gain an upper hand, rather than use lethal…
  • Sep 9

    Maryland Court Decides that Drivers Can Be Punished for Driving with Suspended but Expired License

    Maryland Court Decides that Drivers Can Be Punished for Driving with Suspended but Expired License
    Can you be punished for illegally using something you no longer have? That bizarre question was recently decided by a Maryland Appellate Court in deciding whether a defendant could be convicted for driving on a suspended license that had…
Rank this Week: 3600

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/
  • Oct 22

    Stingray

    Stingray
    This weekend, the Charlotte Observer ran this article, entitled Charlotte Police Investigators Secretly Track Cellphones. The article concerns the use of so-called stingrays, also known as IMSI catchers or cell site simulators. They are…
  • Oct 21

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?

    Does Graduated Licensing Make Teens Safer Drivers or Just Postpone the Risk?
    Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. That’s why states no longer grant unrestricted driver’s licenses to teens once they turn 16, as they did when I was a kid. Instead, states grant…
  • Oct 20

    Summary of the 2014 Legislative Session

    Summary of the 2014 Legislative Session
    I’ve been meaning to highlight this for some time now: the School of Government’s annual summary of legislation of interest of court officials is available here as a free PDF. It includes sections on criminal law, motor…
Rank this Week: 1329

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Oct 22

    Reduce Traffic Ticket Fine

    Reduce Traffic Ticket Fine
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA If you have a traffic ticket or citation then you need a trained and dedicated traffic ticket lawyer to fight for you and Reduce Traffic Ticket Fines. We Reduce Traffic Ticket Fines for you. Palm…
  • Oct 13

    San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket

    San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The Coquat Law Firm is getting ready to reveal a brand new website, but that doesn’t mean that we have forgotten about what really matters. Taking care of you San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket…
  • Jun 2

    First Speeding Arrest

    First Speeding Arrest
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The First Speeding Arrest in the United States happened just over one hundred and fifteen years ago. The History of the First Speeding Arrest. On May 20th, 1899 Jacob German received the dubious…
Rank this Week: 1595

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    Fraudster Homebuilder Gets Lengthy Sentence for Ripping of Real Estate Investor

    Fraudster Homebuilder Gets Lengthy Sentence for Ripping of Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Patrick J. Belzner, a/k/a Patrick McCloskey, 45, Selbyville, Delaware, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 15 years in prison followed, by three years of supervised release, on charges of wire…
  • Oct 21

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Todd A. Brunner, 57, and Shawn A. Brunner, 24, both of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, are the subjects of a sixteen count indictment charging them with bank fraud, making false declarations and oaths, and concealing assets,…
  • Oct 21

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using straw…
Rank this Week: 4

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2410

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 22

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full, so here's a new one. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 21

    New Prosecution Over Non-Existent Oregon Training Camp

    New Prosecution Over Non-Existent Oregon Training Camp
    The U.S. just can't let the terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon die, even though it never existed. Since 2002, the U.S. has been charging and imprisoning people for acts related to the Bly camp that were committed in 1999. (New…
  • Oct 21

    Robel Philippos: Verdict Watch

    Robel Philippos: Verdict Watch
    The jury has been deliberating for an hour in in the trial of Robel Philippos,the friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is charged with lying to the FBI. Closing arguments were held this morning. Prosecutors say Phillipos, 21, lied to…
Rank this Week: 2

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Oct 22

    Vergewaltigung im Stadtpark war nur erfunden

    Vergewaltigung im Stadtpark war nur erfunden
    Am Sonntag zeigte eine 15-Jährige gegenüber der Polizei an, auf einer Parkbank im Hamburger Stadtpark vergewaltigt worden zu sein. Am Abend im Hamburger Stadtpark Gegen 21:00 Uhr saß sie dort mit ihrer Freundin in der…
  • Oct 22

    Es mangelt an qualifiziertem Nachwuch

    Es mangelt an qualifiziertem Nachwuch
    Bankraub erfordert Durchsetzungsvermögen, Tankstellen zu überfallen Kaltblütigkeit und Autos zu knacken technisches Verständnis. An qualifiziertem Nachwuchs mangelt es allerdings in der Branche, befindet Sara Schurmann im…
  • Oct 20

    Viele Prozesse – wenige Verurteilungen

    Viele Prozesse – wenige Verurteilungen
    Mehr als ein Dutzend ehemaliger Top-Manager deutscher Banken mussten sich im Jahr 2014 in Strafprozessen vor Gericht verantworten – verurteilt wurde allerdings kein einziger! In Hamburg etwa wurden sechs ehemalige Vorstände der HSH…
Rank this Week: 2986

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 22

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law
    10-22-2014 Virginia: More than 100 Virginia teenagers are under investigation for sharing child pornography, even if they were simply sexting with their friends. Teens sexting, or sending nude photos to a boyfriend or girlfriend, could end…
  • Oct 19

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting
    10-20-2014 Louisiana: For the seventh year in a row, the Leesville District Probation and Parole Office will be holding a mandatory meeting on Friday, Oct. 31, for all convicted sex offenders residing in the areas of Vernon and…
  • Oct 19

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial
    The real question here is, treating sex crimes differently than other crimes, when there is no proof or research that any specific crime type, has a higher rate of unprosecuted crimes than any other crime type? A BELIEF is not proof of the…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 168

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 22

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me

    Deputy Matt: Forget Ferguson And Love Me
    Via Tim Cushing at Techdirt, a pseudonymous cop who calls himself Deputy Matt explains at the Daily Caller how the evil forces of the media have turned the heads of not just the “normal criminal element” but good people,…
  • Oct 22

    4 Out of 5 Marketers Agree

    4 Out of 5 Marketers Agree
    When I speak about blawging, it’s usually in the context of an ethics lecture.  Ethics and social media is a fairly hot topic, and when the alternatives are guys who make a living off of convincing lawyers that there is no such…
  • Oct 22

    Did The Federalist Society Join The Censors?

    Did The Federalist Society Join The Censors?
    For those who keep a keen eye on the shifting rules and sexual mores on campus, few voices have proven more effective, clear and forthright than Cathy Young’s.  Among the unpopular and politically incorrect issues she tackles is…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Oct 22

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case

    Bennett on Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Case
    Mark W. Bennett (U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)) has posted Sudden Death: A Federal Trial Judge's Reflections on the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Panalty Cases (Hofstra Law…
  • Oct 21

    "New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders"

    "New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders"
    From Reuters: New York state has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its public defense system is underfunded and violates poor people's rights to counsel a day before the case was set to go to trial. The state will establish...
  • Oct 21

    Leighton on A Model Prison

    Leighton on A Model Prison
    Paul Leighton (Eastern Michigan University - Dept of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology) has posted 'A Model Prison for the Next 50 Years': The High-Tech, Public-Private Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Center (Justice Policy Journal…
Rank this Week: 163

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 22

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff yesterday made "the case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power," focusing on the Hannah Overton, Michael Morton and Anthony Graves cases. She also highlighted a case that's gotten less attention:Take…
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
Rank this Week: 127

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Sex Crimes: Legal Terminology You May Hear in Court

    Sex Crimes: Legal Terminology You May Hear in Court
    Being accused of a sex crime is an uncomfortable and challenging experience. It’s made more difficult by an array of legal terms that are hard to understand without a legal background or education. This list groups the most common terms…
  • Oct 15

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?
    When you’re in a jam and need an attorney, it’s difficult to know whether you should tell him the full truth and nothing but the truth. After all, how can a lawyer work to clear your name if you’re actually guilty? And…
  • Oct 8

    What Happens If I Get Arrested in Harris County?

    What Happens If I Get Arrested in Harris County?
    Getting arrested can be a frightening experience, particularly if it’s your first time and you have no idea what happens. The process varies from case-to-case and depends to a large degree on which local police agency makes the arrest.…
Rank this Week: 3085

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 22

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?
    Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk…
  • Oct 20

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert

    Rowland To Train As Drug Recognition Expert
    Later this month, Charles M. Rowland II will receive certification in the latest techniques of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol now being used across the nation.  Rowland will be among the first attorneys in Ohio to receive this…
  • Oct 17

    Beavercreek OVI Checkpoint (At The Greene)

    Beavercreek OVI Checkpoint (At The Greene)
    There will be a Beavercreek OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 11 p.m. along Indian Ripple Rd in front of the Greene.  Aggressive saturation patrols will also accompany the checkpoint. Stay ahead of the checkpoints! If you want to…
Rank this Week: 852

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Accused of a Crime in Harris County: Best Bargaining Strategie

    Accused of a Crime in Harris County: Best Bargaining Strategie
    Bargains and negotiations occur at virtually every level of the legal system. From the simple – like contesting a traffic ticket yourself – to the complex, in which you obtain professional counsel, you’ll want to find the…
  • Oct 15

    Proper Court Behavior: 5 Tips to Get a Judge and Jury to Sympathize

    Proper Court Behavior: 5 Tips to Get a Judge and Jury to Sympathize
    A court date is one of the few places where the old advice, “just be yourself” may not be the best course of action. Even if you are fairly confident in your social skills, nearly anyone can benefit in court from applying that…
  • Oct 8

    Help…I Just Got Arrested in Harris County

    Help…I Just Got Arrested in Harris County
    Being arrested in Harris County, Texas, is much like being arrested in other parts of the U.S. the police department and the court each has its job to do to ensure a timely arraignment. Harris County, Texas, has within its borders several…
Rank this Week: 3111

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment

    Appropriate Corporate Behavior: Don’t Get Busted for Sexual Harassment
    At one time, “chatting up” an attractive colleague or client at the water cooler was considered just part of the normal workday. That’s no longer the case, and such behavior is no longer considered appropriate in the…
  • Oct 15

    Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

    Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”
    Sexual assault can be devastating, both for the victim and the perpetrator if charges are brought against him or her. False allegations can also be very damaging, even if they are ultimately withdrawn or dismissed by the court. Knowing the…
  • Oct 8

    10 Inmate Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were behind Bar

    10 Inmate Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were behind Bar
    Attention guys and gals on the prowl! It turns out that love might actually be lurking in all the wrong places, and by wrong places we mean prisons across the United States. What heart’s fantasy is hiding for you behind bars? Is it the…
Rank this Week: 3083

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/
  • Oct 22

    Final Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Final Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    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.,…
  • Oct 22

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    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.,…
  • Oct 22

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell

    Update - Commercial Vehicle Crash I-84 near exit 27 in Caldwell
    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: 125

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/
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
Rank this Week: 249

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    DUI Suspect Arrested While Allegedly Driving Naked with Three-Year-Old Child on Her Lap

    DUI Suspect Arrested While Allegedly Driving Naked with Three-Year-Old Child on Her Lap
    According to a recent news article from Action 10 News, witnesses saw a woman in Corpus Christi remove all of her clothes while standing outside of her car with her three-year-old son. She then got in the car with the child and drove away. …
  • Oct 17

    Man Arrested at Alabama Sobriety Checkpoint for Smuggling Tortoise

    Man Arrested at Alabama Sobriety Checkpoint for Smuggling Tortoise
    Sobriety checkpoints are frequently used by police in Alabama to arrest people for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. In a recent story from AL.com, a man was arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Covington County, after he…
  • Oct 15

    Olympic Icon Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

    Olympic Icon Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI
    It is not uncommon for a first-time DUI offender to be arrested and charged for second and third offenses. It is uncommon for that second-time offender to be the most decorated Olympian in history. According to CNN recent reports, legendary…
Rank this Week: 4183

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Feds Announce Massive Baltimore Cocaine Bust

    Feds Announce Massive Baltimore Cocaine Bust
    Law enforcement officers make dozens of drug distribution busts each day in Maryland. State and local police handle most, as only a select few of these busts are carried out by federal law enforcement. Federal agencies such as the DEA could…
  • Oct 9

    School Bus Thieves Arrested Outside Annapoli

    School Bus Thieves Arrested Outside Annapoli
    Anne Arundel County Police have arrested two suspects in remarkably bizarre incident involving a stolen public school bus. The bus was reported stolen at about 5:30 in the morning on Tuesday, as school employees reported to the lot to begin…
  • Oct 1

    New Maryland Criminal Laws In Effect

    New Maryland Criminal Laws In Effect
    Soon after the close of each year's legislative session the governor signs dozens of bills into law. The public typically hears about these new laws at the three main stages when the media can report a concrete story. First we read about a…
Rank this Week: 2142

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
  • Oct 13

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?
    According to the Special Analysis Unit of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the State of Texas leads the nation with number of current registered […]
  • Sep 21

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South
    Writing in a September 8, 2014 Op-Ed piece for The New York Times, Emory University assistant history professor Daniel LaChance reasoned that the best way for death penalty abolitionists to… read more →
Rank this Week: 730

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    BLINK 182

    BLINK 182
    Ben Bradlee, the charming yet gruff editor of theWashington Post, who found his paper alone reporting arguably the biggest domestic story in US politics, died today at 93. Bradlee's support of his reporters was legendary. He turned the…
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
  • Oct 17

    A CALL TO ARMS

    A CALL TO ARMS
    We normally don't do two blog posts in a day. But this email from FACDL chieftains was forwarded to us, and we took the initiative of posting it.*On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners will hear and decide on the attached…
Rank this Week: 118

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 3843

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2083

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Decided to try making some You Tube videos…

    Decided to try making some You Tube videos for the site. Here is the first one titled, “What happens following a DUI arrest in Seattle.” Basically I provide a general overview of what an individual can expect after they get…
  • Oct 20

    Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool

    Seattle Judge gets busted for using carpool parking without an actual carpool
    Ah the political season is upon us.  Especially in King County where there are several municipal and district court level judicial elections that are are becoming hot topics here in Seattle.  One such race is in the Seattle…
  • Oct 15

    DUI lawyers PAC shifts support to founders wife in judicial race

    DUI lawyers PAC shifts support to founders wife in judicial race
    The Citizens for Judicial Excellence or CJE is a political action committee that was founded by DUI Lawyers here in Western WA.  The purpose of this PAC was to back candidates in local municipal and district court judicial races. …
Rank this Week: 2848

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Oct 21

    A Jacket Every Motorcyclist Should Know About

    A Jacket Every Motorcyclist Should Know About
    CladLight, a young Kenyan start-up company run by brothers Charles and Joseph Muchene, has created a new Smart Jacket for motorcycle riders. The jacket increases riders’ visibility and will hopefully reduce the number of motorcycle…
  • Oct 20

    How safe are voice commands in the car? Study Finds They Can Be Distracting

    How safe are voice commands in the car? Study Finds They Can Be Distracting
    From in-car voice-activated technologies that allow drivers to adjust their climate control or navigation, to mobile technologies like Siri, Doylestown motorists are now free to use a variety of technologies without taking their hands off the…
  • Oct 16

    Distracted Walking is Becoming a Serious Public Safety Concern

    Distracted Walking is Becoming a Serious Public Safety Concern
    Distractions like cell phone use aren’t just dangerous for drivers, they are just as dangerous for pedestrians. Distraction-related pedestrian accidents are becoming increasingly frequent in America, particularly amongst teens and…
Rank this Week: 1771

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution

    The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution
    The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that Citizens shall be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, of individual liberty and privacy, and the right to be left alone. The landmark Court of Appeals decision in…
  • Oct 21

    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade...cont

    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade...cont
    The People argue that the Police had a basis to stop the Escalade which fled from the Police. The People also argue that there was probable cause to arrest and search each of the defendants. The People further argue...
  • Oct 20

    Nassau County Police Department...cont

    Nassau County Police Department...cont
    It must be emphasized, once again, that a Grand Jury proceeding is not a mini-trial and that the District Attorney is not required to present to the Grand Jury all evidence in its possession. If an evidentiary basis can...
Rank this Week: 1104

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Oct 21

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law

    SCOTUS Reviews Felony Gun Ownership Law
    If you are convicted of felony, either a state or federal felony charge, you lose certain rights going forward including the right to own firearms. The felony gun ownership laws in Utah are very harsh. The question then arises, what ……
  • Sep 18

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Immigration Consequence
    Recently the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether an attorney was deemed to have given ineffective assistance of counsel to a non-U.S. citizen. In State v. Aguirre-Juarez, the defendant plead guilty to one count of attempted identity…
  • Aug 11

    Medical Marijuana in Utah Limited Program Begin

    Medical Marijuana in Utah Limited Program Begin
    Last month was officially the first month where a limited use medical marijuana in Utah license could be obtained by a few select patients in the state. So how many medical marijuana cards were issues in July? Only 11 total licenses…
Rank this Week: 2017

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 21

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error

    Boston Globe Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Error
    A recent Boston Globe editorial called for prosecutors to be held accountable for miscarriages of justice that occur at their hands and specifically called out a former Berkshire County prosecutor who may have withheld exculpatory evidence in…
  • Oct 20

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up
    It has been five weeks since Oklahoma inmate Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence, but her effort to establish a life of freedom is just beginning. Despite the DNA evidence and other…
  • Oct 17

    Philadelphia Inquirer Urges Philly DA to Drop Charges Against Anthony Wright

    Philadelphia Inquirer Urges Philly DA to Drop Charges Against Anthony Wright
    An editorial in Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer urges the city's District Attorney Seth Williams not to retry Anthony Wright, whose rape and murder convictions were overturned last month based on new DNA testing that revealed the crimes were…
Rank this Week: 317

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632…

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632 (per curiam with Pregerson, Tallman, and Bea). In honor of Descamps, we should have a pledge of allegiance to precedent finding overbroad categorical approaches, where there is one statute,…
  • Oct 19

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation
    Rep. Rick Renzi  $200,000 for Arizona wine?United States v. Renzi, 2014 WL 5032356 (9thCir. Oct. 9, 2014), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Tallman, joined by Judges Callahan and Ikuta.Facts: Before he was an Arizona…
  • Oct 13

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia
    Bust a deal, face the (DJ) wheel.  United States v. Morales-Heredia, 2014 WL 5018109 (9thCir. Oct. 8, 2014), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Wardlaw, joined by CJ Kozinski and Judge Fisher. Big win for CD Cal AFPD…
Rank this Week: 243

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 21

    Earth to Academia Re: Jones Certiorari Denial

    Earth to Academia Re: Jones Certiorari Denial
    The defense bar is hopping mad about the denial of cert in the Jones case.  There, the Court declined to hear a challenge to the use of acquitted conduct in fashioning the sentence.  Kent discussed it here, and I did...
  • Oct 21

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Delaware Sets Execution Date for Murderer: A Delaware man convicted of raping and murdering a college student in 2005 is set to be executed for his crime December 4, 2014.  The Associated Press reports that 43-year-old James Cooke had…
  • Oct 21

    Eric Holder's Biggest Regret

    Eric Holder's Biggest Regret
    Attorney General Holder was asked in a CNN interview what his biggest regret was looking back at his tenure in office.  John Hinderaker has this take on it:Holder was asked by the interviewer, what was your biggest failure as Attorney...
Rank this Week: 201

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Former Convicted Felony Gets 16 Years in Federal Prison in a Maine Federal Gun Charge Case

    Former Convicted Felony Gets 16 Years in Federal Prison in a Maine Federal Gun Charge Case
    Former convicted felon, Jerome Hudson, pled guilty to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon earlier this year.  The mandatory minimum penalty under federal law is 15 years.  Mr. Hudson's mandatory minimum sentence was driven…
  • Oct 20

    Ex-Maine Drug Prosecutor to be Sentenced in Federal Court

    Ex-Maine Drug Prosecutor to be Sentenced in Federal Court
    James Cameron, Maine's former top drug prosecutor, is looking at 24-30 years in prison based on convictions for possession of child pornography and criminal contempt for escape back in 2012.  According to Judge Woodcock, Mr. Cameron had…
  • Oct 19

    Cultivating Marijuana and Relying on your Maine Medical Marijuana Card

    Cultivating Marijuana and Relying on your Maine Medical Marijuana Card
    So... you want to grow some weed because you have a Maine Medical Marijuana card.  Well, before you go down that road, you better become intimately familiar with the regulations governing the cultivation of marijuana with respect to…
Rank this Week: 4655

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
Rank this Week: 628

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 21

    Pocono Record Editorial

    Pocono Record Editorial
    "End futility of death penalty system," is the editorial published by the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania. If there’s one thing for which Pennsylvanians can thank confessed double murderer William Parrish, it’s pointing out the…
  • Oct 21

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports, "Witness says she lied at trial of man convicted of killing Hamilton County deputy," by Claire Wiseman. From the witness stand, Kim Bowman choked back a sob. "This man is innocent," Bowman said.…
  • Oct 21

    Drug Companies and LI Drug

    Drug Companies and LI Drug
    NBC News posts, "Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection," by Tracy Connor. Alabama's plan to use a new drug to execute death-row prisoners is causing headaches for the pharmaceutical company that makes the…
Rank this Week: 50

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Businesses face civil and criminal penalties for refusing same-sex busine

    Businesses face civil and criminal penalties for refusing same-sex busine
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?   Officials in a northern Idaho city have threatened two citizens with arrest, fines and imprisonment after the citizens…
  • Oct 16

    City backs away from attempt to seize sermons from pastors who objected to ordinance

    City backs away from attempt to seize sermons from pastors who objected to ordinance
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?   A group of Texas pastors who participated in a political effort to repeal a controversial city ordinance have been…
  • Oct 14

    Fall foliage playing unexpected role in hunt for accused cop killer

    Fall foliage playing unexpected role in hunt for accused cop killer
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”   North Carolina is not the only state that boasts of rich fall foliage painting its Appalachian…
Rank this Week: 1422

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Georgia DUI Cases of Note

Covers decisions and opinions by The Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and The Supreme Court of the United States regarding DUI law, Search and Seizure, and arrest procedures. By George C. Creal Jr.

http://www.georgecreal.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=6412
Rank this Week: 2004

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California
    As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, practicing law for more than 20 years in Orange County California, I am often asked about the law as it pertains to legally carrying a concealed weapon.  While my practice does not include assisting people…
  • Oct 6

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California

    White Collar Crime in Orange County, California
    White collar crime involves illegal activity that is done for the sole purpose of financial gain to the individual being accused and typically takes place in a businesses or corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the business is a…
  • Sep 25

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School

    New Phone App Leads to Bomb Threats and Closure of Orange County HIgh School
    A new phone app called “Yik Yak” has become extremely popular among teens over the last several months. The app was originally created and meant for college-age students as a virtual campus bulletin board. It is a location-based…
Rank this Week: 950

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 21

    Illinois Sentencing Guideline

    Illinois Sentencing Guideline
    One of the obvious first questions criminals have after being arrested is “how long will I be in jail?” The answer to that depends on a host of factors, including the crime, the circumstances, the accused’s criminal history,…
  • Oct 16

    Guns & Drugs: A Trade-Off in Illinois?

    Guns & Drugs: A Trade-Off in Illinois?
    City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pitched a controversial idea to help open up prison space for violent offenders and to allow non-violent offenders a chance at a productive life. The pitch is, objectively, a trade-off. Mayor…
  • Oct 14

    Illinois Drug Courts: A Second Chance

    Illinois Drug Courts: A Second Chance
    There are three primary driving considerations behind criminal punishment in the United States: deterrence, retribution, and rehabilitation. Deterrence theories suggest that if people know about the punishments associated with crimes, they…
Rank this Week: 4132

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Oct 21

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign
    Talk about perfect timing! Kenneth Leon and Ronald Weitzer's article, Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Comparing Ballot Outcomes in Four States, is available through the Social Science Research Network. Here's the abstract: Medical…
  • Oct 21

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible

    Dynamic Colorado debate over suggestion of near complete ban on marijuana edible
    This new Denver Post article, headlined "Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord," documents the enduring challenges and debates over the best regulatory frameworks for states which have moved away from…
  • Oct 20

    Partial victory for 7th grade boy in disturbing marijuana strip search case

    Partial victory for 7th grade boy in disturbing marijuana strip search case
    A few years ago, an assistant principle at a Georgia middle school strip searched a twelve-year old boy in front of a few of his classmates, hoping to find marijuana. The school official did not find any marijuana and, I'm guessing, he is…
Rank this Week: 2640

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 21

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach
    The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace…
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
Rank this Week: 43

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 1911

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
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 76

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 21

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail

    Wet Willy Lands Minnesota Man in Jail
    An innocent prank resulted in felony assault charges after an Air Force member gave a Mankato cop a wet willy. For those of you unfamiliar with a wet willy, it involves licking your pointer finger and sticking it playfully in the ear of an…
  • Oct 20

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case

    St. Paul Settles For $42,500 in Excessive Force Case
    The city of St. Paul will pay a local man $42,500 to settle an excessive force case levied against two city officers. Rafael Angel Diaz, 52, sued the St. Paul police department after he claimed a pair of officers illegally entered his…
  • Oct 16

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic

    5 Interesting and Informative Criminal Law Infographic
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of writing a bunch of sentences, today we’re going to let some infographics do the talking. Check out these five cool and informative inforgraphics below! 1. DUI and Field…
Rank this Week: 1373