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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/
  • Sep 17

    Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty to DWI

    Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty to DWI
    Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon pleaded guilty to a DWI charge in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Gordon was originally arrested for driving while intoxicated over the July 4th holiday weekend. Gordon will avoid jail…
  • Sep 16

    Minneapolis Approves Police Body Camera Program 

    Minneapolis Approves Police Body Camera Program 
    Minneapolis officials have taken the next step in equipping the city’s police force with body cameras after they approved a $170,000 pilot program to set 36 officers up with the surveillance equipment. The Minneapolis City Council…
  • Sep 15

    Adrian Peterson Reinstated After Child Abuse Charge

    Adrian Peterson Reinstated After Child Abuse Charge
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be back on the field Sunday when Minnesota takes on New Orleans after being reinstated by the team. Peterson was held out of this week’s game after he was indicted by a grand jury in…
Rank this Week: 3534

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/
  • Sep 17

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record
    Sarah Pahl, a policy attorney at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, testified yesterday to the Senate State Affairs Committee on the subject of "the widespread storage and sale of criminal records information." See her written testimony…
  • Sep 16

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession
    Here's an incredibly positive sign for drug sentencing reform from Texas House Corrections Committee Chairman Tan Parker, as reported by the Dallas Morning News' Rodger Jones on their Opinion Blog (Sept. 16):in an interview with the editorial…
  • Sep 16

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail
    Holy God! I hardly know what to make of this! From the San Antonio Express-News ("Lawsuit: Texas prison okays odd sex assault," Sept. 26):A lawsuit filed against the Corrections Corporation of America in Austin alleges the private prison…
Rank this Week: 88

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 17

    Texas Execution Set for Wednesday

    Texas Execution Set for Wednesday
    Texas is set to carry out its ninth execution of 2014, tonight in Huntsville. It would be the state's 517th post-Furman executions since 1982. There have been 29 executions in American death penalty states this year; a total of 1,388...
  • Sep 16

    America's Prison Population

    America's Prison Population
    The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Prisoners in 2013, is available in Adobe .pdf format. The New York Times posts, "Number of Prisoners in U.S. Grew Slightly in 2013, Report Finds," by Erik Eckholm. Breaking…
  • Sep 16

    Conservatives Push Repeal in North Carolina

    Conservatives Push Repeal in North Carolina
    "NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed," is the AP report, via WRAL-TV. Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to…
Rank this Week: 50

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3864

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: 1748

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Minnesota Vikings Running Back, Adrian Peterson, Indicted for Child Abuse

    Minnesota Vikings Running Back, Adrian Peterson, Indicted for Child Abuse
    Another NFL player has made headlines due to alleged physical violence. Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, has been indicted in Texas for child abuse. Peterson allegedly spanked his four-year old son until the child bled.…
  • Sep 11

    NFL Star Caught on Video Committing Domestic Battery; Implications Under Florida Law

    NFL Star Caught on Video Committing Domestic Battery; Implications Under Florida Law
    NFL star running back, Ray Rice, has been all over headlines lately after a video surfaced that shows Rice punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, in the face... knocking her out cold. TMZ.com first posted the full video on September 8,...
  • Sep 8

    Facebook Posts Lead to Criminal Charge

    Facebook Posts Lead to Criminal Charge
    A criminal defense attorney's worst enemy is a confession, whether in writing or one that is video taped. As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, I've had my share of clients confess to crimes, even after they had been warned and...
Rank this Week: 763

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/
  • Sep 17

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi
    The terms “assault” and “battery” are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Although they are often used in conjunction, knowing the distinctions between the two can clarify some misconceptions about the crimes. When…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois Anti-Stalking Law

    Illinois Anti-Stalking Law
    Some people have a fixed image in their minds of a stalker, someone who is wholly obsessed with his victim or someone who sets out to deliberately impose intimidation or fear. In reality, the profile of a person accused of an Illinois…
  • Sep 9

    So Your License Got Suspended — Now What?

    So Your License Got Suspended — Now What?
    All Illinois drivers who have had their licenses suspended or revoked due to a driving under the influence conviction are required to have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed in their cars in order to have their…
Rank this Week: 4070

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2848

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Defense of Imperfect Self-Defense in Illinois Murder

    Defense of Imperfect Self-Defense in Illinois Murder
    Everybody knows a defendant can invoke a claim of self-defense to defend against charges of murder, manslaughter, or other violent crimes that result in injury or death to another person. What you may not know is that a claim…
  • Sep 15

    Defenses to Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery

    Defenses to Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery
    A Chicago man was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and vehicular invasion following a shooting at a Cook County Preserve soccer field on Labor Day that injured one other man. The…
  • Sep 11

    Was Chicago Police Officer Falsely Charged with Child Sexual Abuse?

    Was Chicago Police Officer Falsely Charged with Child Sexual Abuse?
    A Chicago police sergeant was relieved of his duties after being charged with one count each of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl. The alleged victim is the daughter of the…
Rank this Week: 3196

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2631

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System
    The United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow, and certainly since the times of slavery. Nevertheless, just as we cannot wash away the stains these horrible eras have left on our national history, we cannot deny the fact…
  • Sep 16

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?
    To be sure, the circumstances surrounding the case of Jorge Barahona are cringe-worthy. That said, should a jury be able to hear the statements he gave police when he was heavily medicated and not thinking clearly? In early 2011, Barahona was…
  • Sep 11

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"
    Opposition to the so-called "War on Drugs" isn't new; this poorly executed policy has been receiving condemnation since its inception in 1971 when President Nixon declared drug abuse to be "public enemy number one." The criticism against the…
Rank this Week: 1344

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?
    The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t:  Supreme Court Keeps editing.”  (5/24/14)  Although it appears in the ostensibly “popular” press, every…
  • Jun 30

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant
    On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court released its decision in Riley v. California and the companion case of US v. Wurie.  The Court held that the police may not search digital information on a cell phone that was seized from an…
  • Jun 8

    Hall v. Florida – New US Supreme Court Decision on Intellectual Disabilities and Criminal Law

    Hall v. Florida – New US Supreme Court Decision on Intellectual Disabilities and Criminal Law
    In Atkins v. Virginia, the US Supreme Court held that the federal Constitution barred the execution of defendants with intellectual disabilities.  Based upon Atkins, Freddie Lee Hall moved before the Florida courts for an order vacating…
Rank this Week: 2616

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Sep 17

    NR für Änderung des BankG, KAG und BEHG - erhöhte Strafdrohung für Diebstahl von Bankkundendaten

    NR für Änderung des BankG, KAG und BEHG - erhöhte Strafdrohung für Diebstahl von Bankkundendaten
    Gemäss Pressemitteilung vom 16. September 2014 will der Nationalrat (NR) den Diebstahl von Bankkundendaten höher bestrafen. Der NR hat am vergangenen Dienstag als Erstrat die Änderung des Bankengesetzes (BankG; SR 952.0), des…
  • Sep 9

    Bundesrat erwägt Senkung der Freibeträge bei Ergänzungsleistungen

    Bundesrat erwägt Senkung der Freibeträge bei Ergänzungsleistungen
    Wie die Berner Zeitung vom 8. September 2014 berichtete, erwägt der Bundesrat die Senkung der Freibeträge bei Ergänzungsleistungen (EL), um die Sozialausgaben einzudämmen. Die im Jahre 2011 im Bundesgesetz über…
  • Sep 6

    BGer 9C_850/2013: Arztzeugnisse sind nicht mehr verbindlich

    BGer 9C_850/2013: Arztzeugnisse sind nicht mehr verbindlich
    Im vorliegenden Bundesgerichtsentscheid (vgl. auch Tagesanzeiger vom 31. Juli 2014) ging es um einen Antrag auf Invalidenrente einer Frau. Die zuständige IV-Stelle – im vorliegenden Fall die Beschwerdeführerin – hat…
Rank this Week: 3102

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 17

    "Sentencing and Interbranch Dialogue"

    "Sentencing and Interbranch Dialogue"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper by Eric Fish now available on SSRN. Here is the abstract: American legislatures generally delegate primary control over sentencing policy to one of two actors — trial...
  • Sep 17

    Two folks working on criminal justice issues get MacArthur "genius" Fellowship

    Two folks working on criminal justice issues get MacArthur "genius" Fellowship
    The MacArthur Foundation announced its 2014 Fellowships (which are often called “genius grants”), and two recipients work on criminal justice issues. Here is an overview of their work via the MacArthur announcement (with a link for more…
  • Sep 16

    Texas poised to execute a second female murderer in one year

    Texas poised to execute a second female murderer in one year
    As reported in this local AP piece, headlined "Court Declines To Stop North Texas Woman’s Execution," it appears as though Texas is not facing any impediments to completing a notable execution on Wednesday. Here are the basics:…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
Rank this Week: 2647

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 17

    Things Dogs Like To Sniff

    Things Dogs Like To Sniff
    The dog/probable cause connection is one of the most problematic pieces of legal mythology around.  As it’s a firmly embedded concept, and as the Supreme Court has consistently refused to recognize that it’s as much probable…
  • Sep 17

    Unbundling Criminal Defense

    Unbundling Criminal Defense
    One of the cool trends of internet lawyers is to offer unbundled legal services.  Draft the complaint, for example, but then leave the client to pursue the prosecution of a case on their own.  For the most part, it’s never had…
  • Sep 16

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech
    As president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to the trends on campus as evidenced by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ invitation to be “civil.” …
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Sep 17

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition
    Drunk and Disorderly! The crime of disorderly conduct while intoxicated is a violation of O.R.C. 2917.11.  The crime of disorderly conduct is also know, and often charged, as public intoxication.  This…
  • Sep 15

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?
    DUI Court Finder You have found the DaytonDUI Court Finder.  Below are links to almost every municipal court in the Miami Valley.  Most of these sites allow you to look up case information and provide valuable information about…
  • Sep 11

    The Importance of the Burden of Proof

    The Importance of the Burden of Proof
    We want our judges to stand up for the highest tenets of justice and apply the burden of proof in a fair and impartial way – especially when the pressure is on.  Here is a very pertinent quote from the Charlotte Observer. The law…
Rank this Week: 544

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    Help: I Committed the Same Crime Twice

    Help: I Committed the Same Crime Twice
    If you look up the legal punishments for a specific crime, you’ll usually find two items. One will be an incarceration term and one will be a monetary fine. However, this isn’t the whole story. Both of these punishments can be…
  • Sep 12

    The 4 Craziest Embezzlement Stories You Need to Read to Believe

    The 4 Craziest Embezzlement Stories You Need to Read to Believe
    Taking money or property that was entrusted to you by its owner and using it for your own personal gain is the crime of embezzlement. Unlike other theft crimes in which property is taken from its owner, embezzlement is unique because of the…
  • Sep 8

    Accused of Writing Bad Checks? Take Legal Action Now

    Accused of Writing Bad Checks? Take Legal Action Now
    Checks are a convenient method of payment that businesses and individuals rely on to complete financial transactions on a daily basis. Offering a check in payment of a debt or other financial obligation implies that the funds it represents…
Rank this Week: 2670

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?

    I’m Guilty: Should I Tell My Attorney?
    The attorney-client privilege is something that is deeply rooted in our justice system. Despite the fact that attorneys are bound by confidentiality, many clients hesitate to tell their lawyers every detail about their case. Others may…
  • Sep 12

    Check Fraud: How to Stay out of Jail

    Check Fraud: How to Stay out of Jail
    In legal terms, fraud is the act of intentionally deceiving another person with false information or trickery in order to benefit the person committing the fraud. Check fraud is the use of checks to deprive a person, business or bank of money…
  • Sep 8

    Avoid an Embezzlement Conviction with These Defense

    Avoid an Embezzlement Conviction with These Defense
    Embezzlement is the illegal practice of taking money or valuables by a person who is responsible for overseeing the money or valuables. This crime is different from simple theft because the person taking the valuables has the legal right to…
Rank this Week: 2676

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    6 Child Injury Defenses to Prove Your Innocence

    6 Child Injury Defenses to Prove Your Innocence
    No one wants to see a child get hurt, so it’s easy to understand why the community almost always casts a negative light on child injury defendants. Yet false allegations of inflicting a child injury are not at all uncommon. It’s…
  • Sep 12

    Good Behavior: You Can Drastically Reduce Your Sentence

    Good Behavior: You Can Drastically Reduce Your Sentence
    If you or a loved one has been handed a prison sentence, the thought of spending an extended amount of time behind bars can be disheartening. To ensure you are incarcerated as little time as possible, you may take advantage of good time…
  • Sep 8

    I Had Sex with a Student: What’s Going to Happen to Me?

    I Had Sex with a Student: What’s Going to Happen to Me?
    Parents send their children to schools in Harris County, Texas to ensure they receive a well-rounded education. What they don’t want is to have their child become the target of a predator, which is why Texas has enacted laws against…
Rank this Week: 2673

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Drug Paraphernalia Charges: Pick a Good Defense Strategy

    Drug Paraphernalia Charges: Pick a Good Defense Strategy
    Many types of illegal drugs are used with the aid of certain tools or devices. For example, marijuana can be consumed with rolling papers or a pipe. Heroin can be snorted through a straw or injected with a hypodermic syringe. All of these…
  • Sep 12

    Help: I Was Arrested for Driving with a Suspended License

    Help: I Was Arrested for Driving with a Suspended License
    Operating a motor vehicle on public roads and highways is a privilege that can be taken away for a variety of criminal offenses. Often, driving privileges are suspended as punishment for driving-related offenses but a license suspension can…
  • Sep 8

    Can I Legally Get Fired for a Prostitution Solicitation Arrest?

    Can I Legally Get Fired for a Prostitution Solicitation Arrest?
    The consequences for a criminal conviction can sometimes go beyond incarceration and fines. In certain cases, an arrest or a conviction may lead to a job suspension or even termination. The extent and type of action that an employer may take…
Rank this Week: 2675

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post
    After a “jury convicted Keith Undray Ford of first degree murder (California Penal Code § 187, subd. (a)) and the court sentenced him to 25 years to life in state prison”, he appealed.  People v. Ford, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 15

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
  • Sep 12

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring
    After William Lance McGowan was convicted of “aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child” in violation of Kansas law and sentenced to “life without the possibility of parole…
Rank this Week: 811

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3164

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Sep 17

    An der Negativmitteilung führt kein Weg vorbei

    An der Negativmitteilung führt kein Weg vorbei
    Das Bun­des­ver­fas­sungs­ge­richt musste sich im August in zwei weiteren Verfassungsbeschwerden mit der Negativmitteilung zur Ver­stän­di­gung im Straf­ver­fah­ren (Deal) befassen. Dabei…
  • Sep 17

    Deal: Angeklagter muss vor Zustimmung belehrt werden

    Deal: Angeklagter muss vor Zustimmung belehrt werden
    Das Bundesverfassungsgericht beschäftigt sich in einem heute veröffentlichten Beschluss vom 26. August 2014 erneut mit der Verständigung im Strafverfahren (Deal) und stellt dazu fest, dass die in § 257c Abs. 4, 5 StPO…
  • Sep 15

    Studentische Rechtsberatung in der Law Clinic

    Studentische Rechtsberatung in der Law Clinic
    Studentische Rechtsberatung ist eigentlich nicht neu. Schon lange erhalten die Studierenden an ihren Universitäten Hilfe bei Rechtsproblemen – etwa durch den AStA, in dem Rechtsanwälte oder Mitarbeiter mit Befähigung zum…
Rank this Week: 1423

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/
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
  • Sep 15

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer
    Ethan Michelson, Women in the Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study of the Global Supply of Lawyers, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 1071 (2013).Sida LiuIn the past a few decades, feminization has been one of the most notable…
Rank this Week: 531

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/
  • Sep 17

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say
    See also: Missouri Evidence in Sexual Crimes Against Minors, Amendment 2 (2014) 9-17-2014 Missouri: A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could…
  • Sep 17

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot
    9-17-2014 Missouri: Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (First Regular Session) HJR 16Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that it will be permissible to allow relevant evidence of prior criminal…
  • Sep 17

    Defense attorney raises concerns about Missouri proposal on evidence in child sex abuse case

    Defense attorney raises concerns about Missouri proposal on evidence in child sex abuse case
    9-17-2014 Missouri: A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense…
Rank this Week: 44

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 16

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    The iPhone 6 will be in stores on Friay. You can also preorder. It comes in two sizes. You can compare models here. If you are conflicted about which one to buy, read this. And if you currently have a grandfathered-in unlimited data plan,…
  • Sep 16

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq
    At a congressional hearing today, General Martin Dempsey would not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true,” he…
  • Sep 15

    Monday Night Open Thread

    Monday Night Open Thread
    Long day, just getting home. I'm going to catch up with ISIS and other news. DWTS has a new season tonight. Tommy Chong is one of the new contestants. This interview with him about the show and pot is pretty funny. (Added: I just saw…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Sep 16

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Interrogation Policies (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite growing concern regarding the problem of false…
  • Sep 16

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"
    From The New York Times: Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a reportreleased Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will…
  • Sep 16

    Mathen on Revenge Porn and Sexual Objectification

    Mathen on Revenge Porn and Sexual Objectification
    Carissima Mathen (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification (Laws. 2014; 3(3):529-552) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper analyzes the criminal offence of the non-consensual distribution…
Rank this Week: 378

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime
    Rob Manfred will take over as the new Commissioner of Baseball from the ex-Wisconsin car dealer Bud Selig who, having presided over the Steroid Era, the advent of interleague play, and the malfeasance of Met ownership, is retiring after…
  • Sep 11

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War
    General Custer to officer:  Anything that man tells me will be a lie.  Therefore, he will be perfect reverse barometer. . . .Custer to Jack Crabb:  What should I do, mule skinner? . . . . Should I go down there, or…
  • Sep 5

    The Pros and Cons of Voting for Hillary Clinton (A Work in Progress)

    The Pros and Cons of Voting for Hillary Clinton (A Work in Progress)
    There are essentially two reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton if she chooses to run for President and secures the nomination of the Democratic Party.  Both are hugely important.  First, a Republican President would be…
Rank this Week: 503

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Sep 16

    The Seventeenth Amendment: Destroying State Sovereignty

    The Seventeenth Amendment: Destroying State Sovereignty
    From 1789 to 1913 the power to choose United States Senators was vested by the Constitution in the State legislatures. The Seventeenth Amendment altered the process by providing for direct election of Senators by the people. This…
  • Sep 10

    The Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution

    The Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution
    Among the questions raised by opponents of the Constitution during the ratification debates was the lack of an express limit on federal power, and that it would be a danger to individual freedoms and to the powers of the states. In response…
  • Sep 7

    US Declaration of Independence: Unprecedented Change to the World

    US Declaration of Independence: Unprecedented Change to the World
    On June 7, 1776 Virginia’s Richard Henry Lee stood up in the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia and offered a resolution that would forever change the course of American and world history. “Resolved: that these United…
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Landsberg Law Office Blog

Landsberg Law Office Blog

Features the story of the life, times and tribulations of a Trial Attorney in Paradise.

http://808crime.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Welcome new attorney Noah H. Gibson

    Welcome new attorney Noah H. Gibson
        On June 2, 2011 we started this office with little more than a philosophy and a dream. The philosophy is to provide legal help with the highest degree of customer service and a client centered approach. The dream…
  • Aug 7

    Price gouging and Hurricane Iselle

    Price gouging and Hurricane Iselle
    What’s going on right now with price gouging in the state of Hawaii is a crime. No really. It’s a crime. Price gouging is unconscionable in the face of natural disasters such as Hurricane Iselle. We all understand mark-ups and the…
  • Jul 15

    Honesty in Legislation

    Honesty in Legislation
    Homelessness is a national problem and a horrific issue. The competing interests of being my brother’s keeper and taking care of my family create hard choices.  Anyone with a heart who enters Kaka’ako sees homeless…
Rank this Week: 3276

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan
    Douglas Carter and James Spillers have been arrested by the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office for allegedly operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada. Both men have been…
  • Sep 16

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction
    Reyna Peinado, 48, Huntington Beach, California, an auctioneer who defrauded banks by accepting bribes to lower the amount of winning bids in trustee auctions, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. The defendant was sentenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted
    Alan Tikal, 46, Brentwood, California, was found guilty after a one-day bench trial on stipulated facts by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley of 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. Tikal targeted struggling…
Rank this Week: 5

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Sep 16

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

    More Texas DWI Convictions Will Be Overturned Because of Warrantless Blood Draw
    Over in Tyler, somebody had a very good day recently – specifically, Samuel Gentry who saw his lawyer win a DWI appeal before the Tyler Court of Appeals and get his 3d DWI conviction overturned along with the Life Sentence he was…
  • Sep 10

    Ray Rice and When Couples Get Violent: Felony Charges in Dating and Marriage

    Ray Rice and When Couples Get Violent: Felony Charges in Dating and Marriage
    Things exploded on the web this week when TMZ.com published a video caught by a hotel elevator cam of NFL star Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens punching his fiance (now his wife) Janay Palmer so hard that she fell unconscious to the floor of…
  • Sep 3

    Texas Police Can Get Your Phone Records From Phone Company Without a Warrant: Ford v. State

    Texas Police Can Get Your Phone Records From Phone Company Without a Warrant: Ford v. State
    This week, there’s lots of concern about cell phone security and phone privacy rights. Why? Thousands of celebrity nude photos have been posted online by a hacker for all to see (with the promise of more to come). Now the FBI has begun…
Rank this Week: 780

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Court Dismisses Case for Lack of Prosecution

    Court Dismisses Case for Lack of Prosecution
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that the records reflect that the accused allegedly committed the criminal acts charged, and a warrant for his arrest was issued. He was incarcerated in a State Prison, in a different jurisdiction, as a…
  • Jul 27

    Court Discusses Gruesome Child Rape Case

    Court Discusses Gruesome Child Rape Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said PP, about a month old, was kidnapped on the rear patio of his home in Westbury, Nassau County shortly before 3:00 P. M. on 4 July 1956. The mother found a handwritten note, reading: 'Attention. 'I'm sorry…
  • Jul 26

    Court Decides Outcome in Rape Case

    Court Decides Outcome in Rape Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, this is an appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Nassau County, rendered March 22, 1985, convicting him of rape in the first degree (two counts), sodomy in the first degree (two…
Rank this Week: 1429

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 16

    The Grotesque Results of Politically Correct Law Enforcement

    The Grotesque Results of Politically Correct Law Enforcement
    When law enforcement becomes about anything other than behavior, we're in trouble.  Thus, when people get picked out for prosecution because they're black, it's reprehensible and subversive.  It's also indecent.  Ditto for when…
  • Sep 16

    About That Money We'd Save from "Smart Sentencing"...

    About That Money We'd Save from "Smart Sentencing"...
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, along with Sen. Jeff Sessions, has been taking the lead in exposing the truth the now-quite-dead Smarter Sentencing Act.  Today, he put a hole in one of the main arguments for it  --  that it will save...
  • Sep 16

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Texas to Execute Murderer: A Texas woman convicted of murdering her girlfriend's 9-year-old son is scheduled to be executed Wednesday after spending eight years on death row.  Mitch Mitchell of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that…
Rank this Week: 417

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Mississippi Supreme Court Rules on Claim Splitting in Personal Injury Case

    Mississippi Supreme Court Rules on Claim Splitting in Personal Injury Case
    A Mississippi plaintiff who is injured due to negligence on the part of one or more entities can only bring one lawsuit against the defendants. Claim splitting occurs when a plaintiff tries to sue twice for a single set of facts. Claim…
  • Sep 12

    What can Ray Rice's case teach Mississippi about Domestic Assault?

    What can Ray Rice's case teach Mississippi about Domestic Assault?
    As a huge NFL fan, specifically of the Cleveland Browns, it gave me complete and unbridled satisfaction when Ray Rice was cut from the Baltimore Ravens. However, the reason for his abrupt dismissal from the team was a despicable act which we…
  • Sep 11

    20 People Indicted on Federal Drug Charge

    20 People Indicted on Federal Drug Charge
    At least 20 people are facing federal drug charges in three separate indictments this week. About 15 of those people arrested are from Mississippi. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the indictments are allegedly the result of an extensive…
Rank this Week: 2168

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"
    On Saturday afternoon, December 22, 1984, A, B , C, and D boarded an IRT express subway train in The Bronx and headed south toward lower Manhattan. The four youths rode together in the rear portion of the seventh car...
  • Sep 16

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont
    It is RV’s contention that the petition should be dismissed. He alleges that the provisions of Article 10 that allow a jury to determine if his non- sex crimes were "sexually motivated" violates the Ex Post Facto Clause of...
  • Sep 15

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution
    This is a proceeding wherein the Attorney General of the State of New York filed a petition on 19 July 2010 contending that Criminal Respondent RV is a detained sex offender who has a mental abnormality as that term is...
Rank this Week: 920

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED
    This is the sign hanging on a Judge's courtroom on the sixth floor. She's not the only judge with the sign on her door. It's illegal. It's wrong. Children are people too, unless you're Adrian Peterson, asshole football player for the Vikings.…
  • Sep 14

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY
    A retired member of the judiciary was recently robbed at gun point. Thankfully he was not hurt. David Ovalle has all the details on his twitter. But it reminds us of the time that Gerry Klein was robbed on the Miami Beach Golf Course around…
  • Sep 14

    NFL WEEK TWO

    NFL WEEK TWO
    UPDATE: WEEK TWO SURVIVOR POOL PICKS BELOWWe bounced back from a morose and reflective Saturday, courtesy of a nice bottle of a 2011 Dehlinger Zin/Petit Sirah blend and some good curry and nan. Last week we joined the sad club of…
Rank this Week: 120

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED
    On July 19, 2014 SI, a 46 year old letter carrier from Malden, asked his 16 year old son to get ready for bed. SI and his son got into an argument. The son told SI to go f__k himself. The son alleged that SI then struck the son across the…
  • Sep 16

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED
    For 25 years RJ had a secret love for CL, a woman RJ had worked with for 4 years from 1989 to 1993. RJ was very very shy and never asked CL out on a date and never told her of his affections for her. For 25 years RJ "kept tabs" on CL, knowing…
  • Sep 16

    FIVE 30 YEAR OLD WARRANTS CANCELLED

    FIVE 30 YEAR OLD WARRANTS CANCELLED
    In 1983 and 1984 WL, then 23 and 24 years old got into a spate of trouble with the Haverhill Police. He had charges of Violating Probation on an Operating Under the Influence of Liquor charge, Malicious Destruction of Property (a Felony), two…
Rank this Week: 4895

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1222

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 525

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2457

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    SEMINAR SHARPENS THE SAW

    SEMINAR SHARPENS THE SAW
    I'm afraid of heights. I passed on the opportunity to go on the 450' observation wheel, and I steered clear of the zip line starting at the 50th floor of the hotel. For me, just getting to the 50th floor was challenging because it required…
  • Aug 23

    NEW BOOK PROVIDES READERS WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT DUI/OVI IN OHIO

    NEW BOOK PROVIDES READERS WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT DUI/OVI IN OHIO
    It won't win a Pulitzer Prize, it will not be mentioned with the New York Times best sellers, and it will not be at the top of readers' 'wish lists'. In fact, most people may not find it very interesting. If you are charged with a DUI/OVI…
  • Aug 16

    JAPANESE LAWYER COMPARES DUI/OVI IN OHIO AND DUI/OVI IN JAPAN

    JAPANESE LAWYER COMPARES DUI/OVI IN OHIO AND DUI/OVI IN JAPAN
    This summer, I had the honor of being shadowed by Japanese criminal defense lawyer Yaeko Hashimoto, who recently completed an LL.M. program at the O.S.U. Moritz College of Law. In our conversations, it became clear there are differences…
Rank this Week: 2897

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/
  • Sep 16

    Manatee Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Have Sex with Kids through Craigslist

    Manatee Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Have Sex with Kids through Craigslist
    Federal authorities arrested a 67-year-old Manatee County man they allege used Craigslist to try to set arrange a sexual encounter with a 10-year-old girl. According to the Department of Justice, an FBI special agent found an advertisement in…
  • Sep 11

    19-Year-Old Man Accused of Raping 5-Year-Old Girl in Inverne

    19-Year-Old Man Accused of Raping 5-Year-Old Girl in Inverne
    A 19-year-old man with a self-described meth problem was arrested Monday and charged with raping a 5-year-old girl. The child is apparently the daughter of a woman with whom he is acquainted. Investigators claim the man, who is described as a…
  • Sep 9

    Clermont Drug Bust Results in Charges Against 74 Suspected Dealer

    Clermont Drug Bust Results in Charges Against 74 Suspected Dealer
    A ring of 74 suspected drug dealers allegedly infiltrating Lake County with cocaine, heroin and prescription pills have been charged with various drug-related charges. These arrests come after a four-month undercover investigation where the…
Rank this Week: 1129

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

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

http://stromlawdui.com/category/sc-dui-lawyers-blog/
  • Sep 16

    Miami Hurricanes QB Arrested on DUI Charge

    Miami Hurricanes QB Arrested on DUI Charge
    QB Arrested on DUI Charges from the Miami Hurricanes, Fake ID Miami Hurricanes, Kevin Olsen, backup QB arrested on DUI charges Monday, September 15th, for using a fake ID. According to records from the Miami-Dade County Jail, the…
  • Sep 15

    Country Music Star Arrested on DUI Charge

    Country Music Star Arrested on DUI Charge
    Lynn Anderson, Grammy and CMA Winner, Arrested on DUI Charges On Thursday evening, September 11th, country music legend Lynn Anderson was arrested on DUI charges after causing a crash. Around 9 PM, Nashville police responded to a collision…
  • Sep 10

    Comedian Chris Kattan Sentenced to Probation and Rehab for DUI

    Comedian Chris Kattan Sentenced to Probation and Rehab for DUI
    Former SNL Star Sentenced to Probation and Rehab for DUI A former Saturday Night Live star, Chris Kattan, has been sentenced to probation and rehab classes, for a DUI charge from this past February. Earlier this year, Kattan crashed into the…
Rank this Week: 3388