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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 78

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 27

    Trial Monday on Production of Missing Video From OKC Bombing

    Trial Monday on Production of Missing Video From OKC Bombing
    Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue has been fighting for years to obtain videos referenced in Secret Service and FBI timelines of the Oklahoma City Bombing investigation. Trial in his FOIA lawsuit (see IntelFiles case page for background) begins…
  • Jul 27

    New York Times Editorial: Feds Should Legalize Marijuana

    New York Times Editorial: Feds Should Legalize Marijuana
    The New York Times has taken a bold step. Its editorial board is calling for the legalization of marijuana -- Repeal Prohibition Again. The Times will feature marijuana legalization all week in a series of articles, High Time. Here's the…
  • Jul 26

    No Treaty, No Problem for the DEA

    No Treaty, No Problem for the DEA
    Venezuela does not allow the extradition of its citizens to the U.S. That doesn't stop the DEA. The latest conquests in its global war on drugs: Benny Palmeri-Bacchia, a Venezuelan attorney who served as a judge and prosecutor, and Hugo…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Jul 27

    Naperville, Cook and DuPage Counties Top Lists in Illinois DUI Arrest

    Naperville, Cook and DuPage Counties Top Lists in Illinois DUI Arrest
    According to data collected by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM), Naperville police officers made 553 DUI arrests in Illinois in 2013. This ranks as second in Illinois, excluding the Chicago area. Naperville has ranked second…
  • Jul 26

    Confessions and Accused Rights in Illinoi

    Confessions and Accused Rights in Illinoi
    Being taken into police custody for the alleged commission of a crime can be a harrowing experience. An individual may be isolated by themselves in a questioning room and forced to stay alone for long periods of time, and some of these…
  • Jul 24

    Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Is it a Crime in Illinois?

    Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Is it a Crime in Illinois?
    To some residents of the state, one of the more nerve-wracking parts of Illinois law is the doctrine of accomplice liability. Under this doctrine, it appears that sometimes being merely present at the scene of a crime may make someone just as…
Rank this Week: 1563

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    People v. Fountain

    People v. Fountain
    People v. Fountain Court Discusses Whether the Defendant Evinced a Depraved Indifference to Human Life The defendant was indicted for manslaughter in the second degree and criminal negligent homicide in connection with the deaths of two…
  • Jul 27

    Criminal Term, Part I

    Criminal Term, Part I
    Accordingly, defendant was produced on August 7, 1968 in Criminal Term, Part I, where I was presiding. The endorsement on the record for that date states that 'defendant appeared for further proceedings pursuant to the order of the Court...
  • Jul 26

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law...cont

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law...cont
    The words 'confidential communication' in the foregoing section 'means more than mere oral communications or conversations between husband and wife. It includes knowledge derived from the observance of disclosive acts done in the presence or…
Rank this Week: 528

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Dangerous Loads on Trailers | Charlotte Semi-Truck Accident

    Dangerous Loads on Trailers | Charlotte Semi-Truck Accident
    Tractor Trailer Accidents from Dangerous Loads  Here in Charlotte, we have two (2) Interstate highways pass through and around our city. I-77 and I-85 are both major road corridors which have thousands of cars and trucks traveling at…
  • Jul 23

    New SC WC Commissioner | Rock Hill Workers Compensation

    New SC WC Commissioner | Rock Hill Workers Compensation
    How Workers Compensation Commissioners Become Commissioners  In South Carolina, workers compensation Commissioners are appointed by the Governor for six (6) year terms. Usually, they are lawyers who have practiced workers compensation…
  • Jul 22

    School Bus Accidents | Child Injury Case

    School Bus Accidents | Child Injury Case
      The American News Now also states that there are around 23 million children that ride in school busses each day around the nation. Of 17,000 those 23 million children, nearly 17,000 of those children are injured every day in some sort…
Rank this Week: 2877

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/
  • Jul 27

    Constitution’s Twenty-Fourth Amendment: Ending Poll Taxe

    Constitution’s Twenty-Fourth Amendment: Ending Poll Taxe
    After the Civil War, the vote was extended to members of all races by virtue of the 15th Amendment. In the former Confederate states, various laws were passed to inhibit the voting of former slaves.  Among those laws were…
  • Jul 23

    Halbig & King, Not Just About Obamacare, But Who Makes Our Law

    Halbig & King, Not Just About Obamacare, But Who Makes Our Law
    Obamacare is clearly not out of the legal woods, as demonstrated by the Federal Appeals Court decisions of Halbig v. Burwell[1] and King v. Burwell[2] both decided on the same day and reaching different results.   In Halbig the…
  • Jul 21

    Constitution’s 25th Amendment: Resolving Issues About the Vice-President

    Constitution’s 25th Amendment: Resolving Issues About the Vice-President
    When the Constitution was drafted in 1787, the office of vice-president was created as an afterthought, as a solution to potential problems with the Electoral College. The Constitutional Convention delegates were concerned that if there was…
Rank this Week: 3445

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    One Vehicle Crash Claims One

    One Vehicle Crash Claims One
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Jul 27

    Single Vehicle Fatility Crash Near Idaho / Utah Border

    Single Vehicle Fatility Crash Near Idaho / Utah Border
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Jul 27

    Injury Crash South of Inkom Sends Two to Hospital

    Injury Crash South of Inkom Sends Two to Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 230

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?

    Would You Hire a 101 Year-Old Lawyer?
    Philadelphia lawyer, Murray Shusterman, loves the law and has no intention of retiring anytime soon, despite his pending 102nd birthday. A lawyer since 1936 he practices corporate and real estate law at blue-chip firm Fox Rothschild, a firm…
  • Jul 26

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant

    Judge Presides Over Child Support Hearing While Conducting an Affair with Litigant
    If you were the payor father in a child support hearing and you learned that the judge presiding over your case was having an affair with your child’s mother, how angry would you be? How about if you read an email from the judge to your…
  • Jul 16

    A Snake in a Suit

    A Snake in a Suit
    New Jersey lawyer Paul Bergrin spent five years working for the “good guys” as a prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey. That is one of the reasons his slide into the ranks of the worst criminals is so astounding. Bergrin then took up a…
Rank this Week: 880

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/
  • Jul 27

    Spike In Maryland Drug Overdoses Prompts Government Action

    Spike In Maryland Drug Overdoses Prompts Government Action
    In the first three months of 2014 Maryland witnessed a dramatic increase in the amount of statewide drug overdose deaths. From January through March 2014 there have been 252 deaths, 148 of which were related to heroin. The total number is…
  • Jul 19

    Marijuana Possession Decriminalized In D.C.

    Marijuana Possession Decriminalized In D.C.
    While Maryland will have its day in October, possession of a small amount of marijuana has officially been decriminalized in Washington D.C. At midnight on Thursday, metropolitan police officers were ordered to keep their handcuffs in their…
  • Jul 14

    Montgomery County Wants State Marijuana Laws Fixed

    Montgomery County Wants State Marijuana Laws Fixed
    Maryland lawmakers made significant progress in reforming state marijuana laws in the recent legislative session. Starting in October of this year possession of less than 10 grams of pot will no longer be a criminal offense. And the medical…
Rank this Week: 3495

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 27

    Urteil EuGH C-131/12: "Recht auf Vergessen" im Internet soll ausgeweitet werden

    Urteil EuGH C-131/12: "Recht auf Vergessen" im Internet soll ausgeweitet werden
    Mit Urteil C-131/12 vom 13. Mai 2014 bejahte der EuGH u.a. das "Recht auf Vergessen werden" im Internet auf der Grundlage der europäischen Datenschutzrichtlinie. Zur Umsetzung dieses Urteils stellte Google als weltweit grösster…
  • Jul 17

    BGer 2C_1077/2012 und 2C_1078/2012: Etablissement muss Mehrwertsteuern für Sexdienstleistungen nachzahlen

    BGer 2C_1077/2012 und 2C_1078/2012: Etablissement muss Mehrwertsteuern für Sexdienstleistungen nachzahlen
    Die ESTV hat anhand verkaufter Cüpli bzw. eingekaufter Kondome geschätzt, wie viele sexuelle Dienstleistungen in einem Thurgauer Etablissement erbracht worden sind. Das BGer hat diese Berechnungsmethode nun abgesegnet. Die…
  • Jul 16

    BGer 5A_152/2014: Einsichtnahme in das Grundbuch

    BGer 5A_152/2014: Einsichtnahme in das Grundbuch
    In der Zeitschrift "Der bernische Notar" (Nr. 2; Juni 2014; Seite 420 ff.) wird das Urteil 5A_152/2014 des Bundesgerichts vom 18. März 2014 kurz wiedergegeben, in welchem die Einsichtnahme in das Grundbuch (Art. 970 ZGB) thematisiert…
Rank this Week: 4057

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 141

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 4175

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Golden Brief: Ohio v. Clark

    Golden Brief: Ohio v. Clark
    One of the petitions that is currently set for conference by the United States Supreme Court. The two issues stated concisely:1.  Is a child's statements to a teacher regarding abuse "testimonial" when the teacher is gathering the…
  • Jul 25

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

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

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

    Holdings: State v. Martinez: New Mexico Court of Appeals (Unpublished)
    The New Mexico Court of Appeals analyzed several issues in State v. Martinez, a recently unpublished opinion released by the Court.  One issue was sufficiency of the evidence, while two other challenges went to the defendant's…
Rank this Week: 4070

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    The police never read me my rights!

    The police never read me my rights!
    First, you should understand what your rights are, and then we can discuss why the police did not read them to you. You do not have to wait for Miranda warnings to remain silent or ask for a lawyer! In Texas you only have to ID yourself if…
  • Jul 26

    A Detective called and wants me to come in for an interview, what should I do?

    A Detective called and wants me to come in for an interview, what should I do?
    So a detective has called you up and invited you down to the local police sheriff’s department for an interview? When you arrive they will tell you that you are free to go at any time, and that they just want to get your side of the…
  • Jul 25

    Texas Lawyers- Volunteers needed to help refugee children

    Texas Lawyers- Volunteers needed to help refugee children
    The State Bar of Texas has a program to help the refugee children in Texas and volunteer attorneys are needed.  Here are details on the upcoming training seminars. DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX Wednesday, July 30: Informational session:…
Rank this Week: 689

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 501

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    Maine OUI Third Offense

    Maine OUI Third Offense
    If you have been accused of a Maine OUI Third Offense, there is a lot a stake.  There are impacts to your wallet, your license, and maybe even jail time.   A Maine OUI Third Offense within 10 years is a felony offense that…
  • Jul 22

    Portland Maine DV Defense Attorney: DV Defense Strategie

    Portland Maine DV Defense Attorney: DV Defense Strategie
    I am an experienced domestic violence defense attorney in Maine.  Over the past decade, I have defended many domestic violence cases all across Maine with a heavy concentration in Portland Maine.  Below I am sharing a Maine DV…
  • Jul 19

    Maine CDL OUI

    Maine CDL OUI
    A commercial driver’s license (CDL or CPL) is a special driver’s license which allows someone to drive commercial motor vehicles (CMV), such as large trailer trucks and busses.  A CDL is required when the commercial motor…
Rank this Week: 4098

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 27

    The Gray Lady Gets High

    The Gray Lady Gets High
    In one sense, it may not come as a huge shock that the New York Times editorial board has decided to go public in support of ending the federal prohibition on marijuana.  After all, its liberal credentials are renown, and…
  • Jul 27

    The Silence of the Witnesse

    The Silence of the Witnesse
    The role played by sociology professor Danielle Dirks, in counseling the purported Occidental College victim to cry rape despite having engaged in consensual sex, became widely known from the publishing of publicly available court…
  • Jul 25

    Too Great Expectation

    Too Great Expectation
    The Vera Institute of Justice study “revealed” that “the prosecutorial practices of the Manhattan district attorney’s office, one of the biggest and busiest in the country” weren’t quite as colorblind as…
Rank this Week: 59

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jul 27

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 67

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 67
    In eigener Sache: Einige regelmäßige Leser werden es sicherlich schon bemerkt haben – die „Strafakte“ läuft derzeit im Urlaubsmodus. Ab Ende August ist hier wieder mit regelmäßigeren Beiträgen…
  • Jul 23

    Wiederaufnahme Mollath: Verteidiger legen Mandat nieder

    Wiederaufnahme Mollath: Verteidiger legen Mandat nieder
    Das sind erstaunliche Nachrichten heute aus Regensburg: Am 11. Verhandlungstag im Wiederaufnahmeverfahren zugunsten des Gustl Mollath haben seine beiden Strafverteidiger Gerhard Strate und Johannes Rauwald ihr Mandat niedergelegt – auf…
  • Jul 20

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 66

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 66
    Eine Anklage, mit der zu rechnen war Ex-Staatsanwalt: „Es läuft vieles schief“ bei der Justiz (nicht nur) an der Saar In der Pflicht Zschäpes Anwaltskrise: So geht es weiter bei NSU Todesstrafe – Willkür statt…
Rank this Week: 3835

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 978

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Jul 26

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent

    The Importance of Invoking Your Right to Remain Silent
    As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I am often faced with a situation where my client has voluntarily given a statement to the police, and later claims that he was never given his Miranda rights.  Although it depends on the…
  • Jul 17

    Sealing An Arrest Record in California

    Sealing An Arrest Record in California
    It’s no surprise that police officers have an enormous amount of power when they are dispatched to a call involving a potential crime, and have to make a decision on whether to arrest someone.  The implications of that decision to…
  • Jul 9

    Degrees of Theft in California

    Degrees of Theft in California
    “Theft” charges are very common in Orange County, with the majority being charged as shoplifting (petty theft).   However, there are several other degrees of theft that can potentially result in a substantial prison…
Rank this Week: 4207

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 26

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.
    The headline credit really belongs to Cypress Hill, but we'll give the Times a h/t. In an Editorial, the paper of record called for the federal decriminalization of marijuana. That's a big deal. As the editorial acknowledges, it isn't…
  • Jul 26

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has sponsored a bill that would substantively limit the federal government's ability to seize private property under civil forfeiture laws. In simple terms, the federal government currently has the right to seize…
  • Jul 25

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word
    Stephen Gillers is a widely respected expert on the legal profession and a go-to person for journalists looking for a quote on lawyers' conduct. For some reason, the New York Times sought out a soundbite from Gillers about the increasing…
Rank this Week: 26

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Cypress Resident Charged with 24 Felony Counts of Lewd Act

    Cypress Resident Charged with 24 Felony Counts of Lewd Act
    Michael Mordaunt, 45, of Cypress was arrested and charged with 24 felony counts, including 7 counts of lewd acts with minors under 14. According to authorities, Mordaunt was posing as a teenage boy on social media connecting with underage…
  • Jul 25

    Big Win for Defense in San Bernardino County Colonies Case

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

    Long Beach Man May Face Murder Charge for Killing Pregnant Burglar

    Long Beach Man May Face Murder Charge for Killing Pregnant Burglar
    A 80-year-old Long Beach man arrived at his home around 9:00 p.m. to find two burglars. The pair punched and body slammed the elderly man while they attempted to break into his safe. The homeowner, Tom Greer was able to retrieve a firearm…
Rank this Week: 1171

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Agency will retroactively apply new federal drug crime policy

    Agency will retroactively apply new federal drug crime policy
    One of the frustrations in preparing a strong criminal defense for federal drug charges can be the intersection between state and federal laws. If the latter are invoked, federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines may result in much…
  • Jul 22

    Minus 2 Drug Amendment Retroactive

    Minus 2 Drug Amendment Retroactive
    The Commission voted to make the minus 2 drug amendment retroactive to all persons who have already been sentenced and whose sentence was based upon the drug quantity table (career offenders do not get relief because their sentence was…
  • Jul 21

    New rules announced for some federal criminal investigation

    New rules announced for some federal criminal investigation
    Although there can be overlap between state and federal crimes, one notable difference is sentencing. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines may impose more serious penalties than an equivalent offense under Georgia state law. However, an attorney…
Rank this Week: 1433

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    Tips for Being a Happy Lawyer. Seriously.

    Tips for Being a Happy Lawyer. Seriously.
    I like to think  that for the most part I’m a pretty easy-going guy with a sense of humor, but even I have to admit that this profession, especially for those of us practicing criminal defense, can at times be filled with difficult…
  • Jul 22

    Talking to Older Drivers About Their Abilities and Safety

    Talking to Older Drivers About Their Abilities and Safety
    I recently handled a case for an older gentleman who had caused a car accident while driving. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but it had made him realize that maybe it was time to stop driving and start taking alternate modes of transportation.…
  • Jul 18

    What To Do When Confronted with a DUI Checkpoint

    What To Do When Confronted with a DUI Checkpoint
    In 1990 some Michigan motorists challenged the constitutionality of a highway sobriety checkpoint where Michigan State Police had pulled over vehicles whose drivers were thought to be under the influence of an intoxicant, and asked them…
Rank this Week: 4937

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 613

Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Plutarch and Tony Serra

    Plutarch and Tony Serra
    It seems as though all of my heroes are getting long in the tooth: Gerry Spence and F. Lee Bailey are in their 80s. Tony Serra is 79. Even John Williams is in his seventies. I don’t why I thought great trial lawyers would be immune…
  • Jul 25

    No Opening Statemenst! -- WTF?

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

    "Uncertain Justice" and the Roberts Court

    "Uncertain Justice" and the Roberts Court
    Among the many defining errors I've made along life's way is my public and open scorn for law professors. Those who can't do, teach, and those who can't teach in a traditional discipline such as history, philosophy or even economics, teach…
Rank this Week: 2682

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

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

    Two Killed After Drunk Driver Plunges into Quarry

    Two Killed After Drunk Driver Plunges into Quarry
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers understand that in many cases, the surviving heirs of deceased victims must open a probate estate before bringing a lawsuit in Superior Court. According to a recent story from WGN, two occupants of…
  • Jul 21

    A Look at the History of the National Drinking Age and its Effect on Alcohol-Related Car Accident

    A Look at the History of the National Drinking Age and its Effect on Alcohol-Related Car Accident
    Our Boston drunk driving car accident attorneys know that many of the worst alcohol-related car accidents involve young drivers. A recent feature on Boston.com looks at the history and effects of having a national drinking of age of 21. …
  • Jul 15

    Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Jail for Alcohol-Related Car Crash

    Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Jail for Alcohol-Related Car Crash
    Our Boston drunk driving accident lawyers know that an alcohol-related car accident can result in serious injury or death. The Boston Globe is reporting that Bridgewater woman has been sentenced to two and half years in prison in connection…
Rank this Week: 3501

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

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

    Driver's License Restoration Lawyer: My way or NOT the Highway

    Driver's License Restoration Lawyer: My way or NOT the Highway
    I write a lot about driver's license restoration. The truth is that as a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, it's good business for me to be at the head of the class in terms of writing articles that explain things...
  • Jul 21

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration Basics: The 3 most Important Things you need to Win

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration Basics: The 3 most Important Things you need to Win
    The 3 most important things necessary to win a Michigan driver's license restoration (or clearance) case are, first, that you are honestly and truly sober; second, a good, thorough and favorable substance abuse evaluation, and third, relevant…
  • Jul 18

    One Michigan DUI Lawyer to Another

    One Michigan DUI Lawyer to Another
    The day before I began writing this article, I received an email from another Detroit area DUI lawyer who commented on some of my DUI blog articles. He indicated that he agreed with some, and disagreed with others. As it...
Rank this Week: 1379

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

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

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice
    Ray Rice was initially charged with felony assault for an altercation with his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, in February 15. Prosecutors reduced the charges to diversion. See “Ray Rice OK'd for diversion…
  • Apr 25

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI
    The Arizona Supreme Court (State v. Harris) just issued a very important decision regarding marijuana and DUI in Arizona. Even more importantly, the Court gave a clear indication on how the Court would rule on the even more important…
  • Jan 24

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?
    A Pinal County Sheriff Deputy shoots unarmed, surrendered Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Paul Babeu protecting the deputy, the only law enforcement among many present, who shot and killed Longoria? What is so special about this particular…
Rank this Week: 2725

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    What is the Creditor Meeting in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    What is the Creditor Meeting in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Given the recent harsh economic times, many Georgia residents are finding it harder and harder to pay their bills and manage their debts.  When financial responsibilities become too great of a burden, many Georgians turn to our office…
  • Jul 25

    USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum about CSPA

    USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum about CSPA
    The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) is an act that was passed by Congress which holds critical importance for the beneficiaries of many family-based immigration cases.  The CSPA protects foreign national children from…
  • Jul 21

    5 Things You Don’t Know About Filing Bankruptcy – But You Should!

    5 Things You Don’t Know About Filing Bankruptcy – But You Should!
    Due to the recent economic hardships facing many Georgians, our office has received several calls from individuals who are struggling to pay their bills, provide for their families, and control their mounting debt.  For many people,…
Rank this Week: 4155

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Time to Appeal Jones v. Chappell, Ms. Harri

    Time to Appeal Jones v. Chappell, Ms. Harri
    Today in Los Angeles, Judge Cormac Carney entered final judgment on Claim 27 of Jones v. Chappell, his absurd decision that delay in the review of capital cases is a reason to change a death sentence to life imprisonment.Federal Rule...
  • Jul 25

    News Scan

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

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime
    A commenter recently took me to task, disturbed that I criticized the Administration for its tepid response to the Russian-sponsored mass murder of 298 people in the Ukraine.  The commenter thought my remarks went too far in the…
Rank this Week: 185

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
  • Jul 25

    Pedestrian Safety Tips and Gear for Walking at Night

    Pedestrian Safety Tips and Gear for Walking at Night
    Some Warminster residents may enjoy taking a long walk around the neighborhood at night. While there are health benefits of walking, be aware of safety precautions you can take to guard yourself against getting hurt. Check out these…
  • Jul 25

    Self-Driving Cars How Insurance May Work for Them

    Self-Driving Cars How Insurance May Work for Them
    We may now be just years away from the release of self-driving cars. Currently, many automobile manufacturers, including Toyota, Ford, and General Motors, is working on some form of the self-driving car. Car manufacturers and technology…
  • Jul 23

    Losing a Loved One: The Grieving Process after Death

    Losing a Loved One: The Grieving Process after Death
    The death of a loved one is a painful experience, and one that each person processes differently. Loss can trigger any number of emotions such as anger, sadness, relief, anxiety, and depression. These are all normal reactions and one may…
Rank this Week: 1544

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

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

    The Crusade against Child Pornography Marches On

    The Crusade against Child Pornography Marches On
    Some stories make me wonder what is happening to America. Some stories remind me that our government is out of control. This is one such story. This story makes me sick, and I hope you feel the same way. Let's delve right in, because…
  • Jul 16

    Unholy Alliance

    Unholy Alliance
    Sometimes, you can just look at a group of people and know "they're up to no good". These "up to no good" groups are not kids hanging out, covered in tattoos and piercings at 3 am. Punk kids are suspicious at best, and usually spend half…
  • Jul 9

    How to Test Drugs (Again)

    How to Test Drugs (Again)
    [Whenever I can't come up with a catchy title for a topic I've already covered a thousand times, I simply add the word "again", or "part 2" or "revisited". I first wrote about this topic in July of 2012, in "How to Weigh Drugs in a…
Rank this Week: 3000

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

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

    San Diego ComicCon- Cosplay DUI Evaluation

    San Diego ComicCon- Cosplay DUI Evaluation
    This weekend in America's Finest City over 150,000 people will converge on San Diego to celebrate sci-fi related popular culture. ComicCon has been sold out for months, and geeks (a term of respect) of all types and varieties will cram into…
  • Apr 23

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense
    In the last post I discussed the difficulty in DUI jury trials and why I enjoy DUI and criminal defense. In this blog entry, I will discuss clients and defenses. The two go hand in hand for a number of different reasons that will be…
  • Apr 16

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it
    I recently posted on the initial steps after getting a DUI and the decision to hire a DUI attorney. The decision to go to jury trial and which attorney to hire should go hand in hand. Some attorneys never go to trial. Things happen in…
Rank this Week: 3698

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

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

    When Can a Prosecutor Not Subpoena Your Medical Records in a DUI Manslaughter Case?

    When Can a Prosecutor Not Subpoena Your Medical Records in a DUI Manslaughter Case?
    In the case of Juan Guardado versus the State of Florida, Mr. Guardado was involved in a three-vehicle crash.  Two of the passengers in Guardado’s car were killed.  When a Trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol arrived at…
  • Jul 21

    Retroactive Federal Drug Sentence Reduction

    Retroactive Federal Drug Sentence Reduction
    Last week, the United States Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively cut federal prison sentences for drug crimes.  The Commission voted to retroactively decrease the drug table by two offense levels for all drug types.…
  • Jul 11

    The Police Need a Search Warrant to Obtain Information About the Location of Your Cell Phone

    The Police Need a Search Warrant to Obtain Information About the Location of Your Cell Phone
    In the case of the United States versus Quartavious Davis, Mr. Davis was convicted of several armed robberies that occurred at different times and in several different locations.  In order to prove that Davis was in the general…
Rank this Week: 4735

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 265

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: 622

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    The Emergency Hearing During the Execution

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

    Today's New York Time

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

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned
    The Kansas Supreme Court ruling in Kansas v. Reginald Carr is available in Adobe .pdf format, as is the ruling in Kansas v. Jonathan Carr. "Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned," is by Amy Renee Leiker of the Wichita...
Rank this Week: 22

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge

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

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County

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

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County
    A total of 10 people were arrested in an undercover operation cracking down on unlicensed contractors resulting in civil citations totaling $9,675. The sheriff’s office, working with the Hernando County Building Department, conducted a…
Rank this Week: 1864

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jul 25

    VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!

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

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

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

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too
    Civil society must be included in all sessions of the US-Africa summit for President Barack Obama to honor fully his commitment to human rights and good governance.
Rank this Week: 54

New York Criminal Defense Attorney…

New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA

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

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

    New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week
    For drivers in New York State beginning today, April 10, 2014, be careful if you are a hand held cell phone user on the highways and local streets. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of “Operation Hang Up”, by which…
Rank this Week: 3206

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jul 25

    Winston-Salem Chronicle Calls for Justice in Howard Case

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

    Prade Continues Fight to Clear His Name

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

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration
    Thanks to the Dallas County District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit, a Dallas man is poised to become exonerated by DNA evidence without having ever asked for post-conviction testing. The unit, which is spearheaded by District Attorney…
Rank this Week: 547

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

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

    Thousands of Drug Offenders Could Get Sentence Reduction

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

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

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

    Lawsuit Alleges Mistreatment of OC Student Expelled for Cheating Scandal

    Lawsuit Alleges Mistreatment of OC Student Expelled for Cheating Scandal
    A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Corona Del Mar high school student who was recently expelled due to cheating allegations. The student claims that he was mistreated during the interrogation process and forced to confess to…
Rank this Week: 563

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

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

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

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

    Police in Washington Continue Marijuana DUI Efforts with Emphasis Patrol

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

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

    Washington Law Enforcement, Prosecutors Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Driving High
    Nearly two years after Washington residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the first pot stores are now open for business. Although today is an historic day in Washington state history, it is also one that reminds us of the many…
Rank this Week: 4352

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

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

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

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

    Bronx Reentry Working Group Holds 4th Annual Forum

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

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense
    Here are two articles about drug-related offenses and the criminal justice system. The theme is a trend toward less punitive responses to drug crimes that is emerging at local and national levels. Will the Bronx follow suit?Federal:…
Rank this Week: 1618