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Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Removal of Names From Sex Offender List is Based on Sound Legal Principle

    Removal of Names From Sex Offender List is Based on Sound Legal Principle
    Thousands of defendants convicted of sex-related crimes are being removed from Maryland's sex offender lists after a recent court ruling. Although the initial reaction is outrage, the legal principles that justify removing the names are sound…
  • Aug 5

    Driver Who Hit "Zombie Walkers" Won't be Charged With a Crime

    Driver Who Hit "Zombie Walkers" Won't be Charged With a Crime
    The annual pop culture, movie and comic gathering Comic-Con in San Diego has unexpectedly brought forth some interesting questions over who is responsible for a woman hit by a car. Differing opinions of what actually happened, the oddity of…
  • Jul 21

    iPhone Charger Argument Overturns Murder Conviction

    iPhone Charger Argument Overturns Murder Conviction
    An error in a prosecutor's closing argument at a murder trial, and, of all things, an iPhone charger, have come together to overturn a murder conviction of a man accused of killing his youth mentor inside a vehicle. That vehicle had an iPhone…
Rank this Week: 4683

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/
  • Aug 21

    Former TDCJ flak Michelle Lyons profiled: Witnessed 278 execution

    Former TDCJ flak Michelle Lyons profiled: Witnessed 278 execution
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff has a profile of former TDCJ flak Michelle Lyons titled, "The Witness," focused mainly on the 278 executions Lyons witnessed as part of her job before her termination/resignation in 2012. Lyons still supports the…
  • Aug 20

    Jail poetry project profiled

    Jail poetry project profiled
    For those of y'all who chipped in to help fund Kelsey Erin Shipman's Kickstarter campaign to publish a book of poetry by Travis County jail inmates, you may be interested in this feature profile of her and her project from the Texas Observer.
  • Aug 20

    Exoneree confronts con whose crime caused false conviction

    Exoneree confronts con whose crime caused false conviction
    Dallas exoneree Christopher Scott authored a recent essay at the Texas Observer about his experience visiting the man who actually committed the robbery and murder for which Scott was falsely convicted. There's compelling video accompanying…
Rank this Week: 102

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
Rank this Week: 47

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 3911

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Brokers Sentenced for Their Roles in the Greenleaf Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Brokers Sentenced for Their Roles in the Greenleaf Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Justin W. Jeffries, 35, and Scott A. Jeffries, 59, were each sentenced to 5 years probation and restitution in the amount of $206,046.89 for their roles in the mortgage fraud scheme wherein they falsified the source of borrower down payments,…
  • Aug 21

    Man Admits Defrauding Mortgage Lender

    Man Admits Defrauding Mortgage Lender
    Richard Hollern, 39, Grand Ledge, Michigan pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell to a conspiracy to commit bank fraud in connection with his ownership in CDC Investments. Hollern faces up to five years in prison.…
  • Aug 20

    2 Indicted for $6.5M Real Estate Investment Scheme

    2 Indicted for $6.5M Real Estate Investment Scheme
    Stanley M. Paulic, 41, Aurora, Ohio, and Steven R. Long, 45, Mather, California, were indicted on charges they defrauded approximately 60 people out of more than $6.5 million through a fraudulent Arizona real-estate development investment.…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Aug 21

    Man Arrestred for Home Invasion Robbery While Posing As Delivery Man

    Man Arrestred for Home Invasion Robbery While Posing As Delivery Man
    Jerry Coleman, 34, of Garden Grove was arrested for suspicion of posing as a delivery man and committing two home invasion robberies at gunpoint in Garden Grove. Coleman, is charged with first degree robbery in concert, false imprisonment,…
  • Aug 6

    Former Lobbyist Charged in Embezzlement Scheme

    Former Lobbyist Charged in Embezzlement Scheme
    Rob Katherman, 68 and his wife Marilyn Katherman, 65 were both charged with felony counts of misappropriation of public funds. Rob Katherman worked as a lobbyist for Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price but has since…
  • Aug 6

    Huntington Beach Man Arrested for Newport Beach Bank Robbery

    Huntington Beach Man Arrested for Newport Beach Bank Robbery
    A Huntington Beach man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbing a bank in Newport Beach. 28-year-old Christopher Mellies was arrested by Newport Beach police for allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo Bank on East Coast Highway July 20, 2014.…
Rank this Week: 992

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

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

    "Ending Marijuana Prohibition Must Take a Historical Perspective"

    "Ending Marijuana Prohibition Must Take a Historical Perspective"
    The title of this post is the title of this potent and provocative new Huffington Post piece by Jelani Hayes. The piece demands a full read, and here are excerpts: Underlying marijuana prohibition is a familiar philosophy: to preserve social…
  • Aug 20

    Oregon legalization campaign will run at least $2.3 million in TV ad

    Oregon legalization campaign will run at least $2.3 million in TV ad
    The Oregonian reported Monday that proponents of ballot measure 91 will spend at least $2.3 million on television advertising this election cycle. Here's their current ad: To my knowledge, there is not yet a formal opposition group to the…
  • Aug 20

    WA Attorney General files brief in case raising federal preemption

    WA Attorney General files brief in case raising federal preemption
    Although the Obama administration decided not to pursue a preemption challenge to Colorado and Washington's legalization laws, private parties and/or local officials can also raise the federal preemption issue in the right case. In…
Rank this Week: 2613

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 187

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Troy Davi

    Troy Davi
    Sunday, September 21 will mark the third execution of Troy Davis in Georgia. The coming month would be an excellent time to host a community book club event with I Am Troy Davis. Here's information from Jen Marlowe, co-author of...
  • Aug 20

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    WFMZ-TV posts, "15 years without an execution: the death penalty in Pennsylvania," by Jamie Stover. Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has issued his thirty-sixth execution warrant. Michael Parrish, from Monroe County, is scheduled for…
  • Aug 20

    Tennessee OpEd

    Tennessee OpEd
    "Conservative pastor changes mind on death penalty," is Kevin Riggs OpEd in the Tennessean. He's pastor of Franklin Community Church. Because there is an issue that I want to talk about, and where I land on this issue has been...
Rank this Week: 37

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Alabama Federal Judge Arrested for Domestic Assault

    Alabama Federal Judge Arrested for Domestic Assault
    Criminal charges, including domestic assault or battery, often involve those who might seem unlikely suspects. The fact is, no one is immune from the law. In fact, high profile suspects often tend to receive harsher penalties, as police and…
  • Aug 17

    Seven Arrested in Mobile Meth Lab Raid

    Seven Arrested in Mobile Meth Lab Raid
    Drug raids and arrest often involve multiple defendants, potential conspiracy charges and charges ranging from possession to trafficking. In a recent case, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven people after raiding a…
  • Aug 11

    Alabama Criminal Expungement Law Takes Effect

    Alabama Criminal Expungement Law Takes Effect
    A new law has taken effect in Alabama permitting those who have been living under the cloud of a prior criminal arrest to finally be freed of those burdens. For the first time ever in this state, those previously charged with non-violent…
Rank this Week: 1765

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”
    As a former burglary victim and father of three young children, I especially feel for Ray Allen and his family. I thoroughly understand why they’re demanding the arrest and maximum charge for all intruders who brazenly entered their…
  • Aug 4

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”
    My parents would be deemed career criminals by today’s standards. That’s not to suggest that I believe that they ever committed any criminal acts. It’s just that the things they did with me and my siblings back in the…
  • Jul 14

    Stand Your Ground, Do Felons Still Have That Right?

    Stand Your Ground, Do Felons Still Have That Right?
    Bob Smith reasonably fears for his life.  A man yielding a knife, who is significantly larger than Bob, makes Bob believe that at any moment, he could be stabbed and killed.  Bob chooses not to run for it.  He pulls out a gun…
Rank this Week: 2426

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    Malice in Wonderland

    Malice in Wonderland
    For a thinking, attentive person who grew up in a free and democratic republic, life in the United States lately almost daily seems like an episode of the Twilight Zone, but with cartoons. One day, you wake up, and find a seven-year-old…
  • Aug 19

    Disrespect Me, and I Will Fuck You Up (Update X2)

    Disrespect Me, and I Will Fuck You Up (Update X2)
    In the still-vigorous wake of The Disaster Known As Ferguson Missouri, a “professor of homeland security” — one of those Orwellian titles created after the United States decided that an act of terrorism by foreigners…
  • Aug 17

    Nationalized House Arrest, the Culmination of Total Control

    Nationalized House Arrest, the Culmination of Total Control
    A couple of weeks or more ago, Fresno criminal defense lawyer Harry Drandel was attacked by the Fresno Sheriff’s Department while trying to enter the courthouse. Harry, who has been an respected attorney since 1983 —…
Rank this Week: 1755

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 21

    It’s A Poor Mechanic Who Blames The Terry Stop

    It’s A Poor Mechanic Who Blames The Terry Stop
    After the monumentally disturbing op-ed in the Washington Post by “homeland security” professor Sunil Dutta,  I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me, Judge Richard Kopf posed an…
  • Aug 21

    A Test of Sorts: Kajieme Powell

    A Test of Sorts: Kajieme Powell
    A question was posed about what could have been going through Kajieme Powell as he waited for St. Louis police to arrive.  Lacking that magical power to read the minds of others, to project my thoughts into his and assume…
  • Aug 20

    Being Right Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

    Being Right Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry
    To a UC Santa Barbara professor of feminist studies, there are small wrongs and big wrongs.  Mireille Miller-Young committed a small wrong, for which she offered a small apology in anticipation of sentence: “As much as the images…
Rank this Week: 65

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 471

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

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

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up
    Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas on February 17, 2004. He was the seventh person put to death that year in the state, and the 320th… read more →
  • Aug 20

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic
    On August 15, 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on felony counts of coercion and official oppression. After the immediate hoopla settled, the serious inquiry began focusing on the… read more →
  • Aug 17

    Pentagon Pipeline Turning American Streets into Militarized War Zone

    Pentagon Pipeline Turning American Streets into Militarized War Zone
    The recent confrontations between the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department and the city’s African-American community have served at least one purpose: it has shown the entire nation that too many police… read more →
Rank this Week: 741

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: 2608

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/
  • Aug 21

    New Rules For Tattoo Artists In Ohio

    New Rules For Tattoo Artists In Ohio
    Ohio tattoo artists can expect new rules beginning in September.  Ohio has revised O.A.C. 3701-9-01 and O.A.C. 3701-9-02.  This marks the first time that Ohio has revised tattoo and body art rules since the late 90′s.  It…
  • Aug 20

    Miamisburg OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

    Miamisburg OVI Attorney Charles M. Rowland II
    Miamisburg OVI attorney Charles M. Rowland II regularly appears in the Vandalia Municipal Court representing the accused drunk driver.  He has established…
  • Aug 19

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?
    How does “gaslighting” relate to Ohio DUI laws? In the 1944 film Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman’s character  Paula Alquist Anton meets and marries the charming Gregory Anton played by Charles Boyer.  The husband does…
Rank this Week: 1095

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    PAC

    PAC
    UPDATE: We have the video of Ferguson Officer Go F Yourself, which is how the fine, upstanding, well trained peace officer identified himself while pointing a semi-automatic rifle at an unarmed protestor while telling him- in a clear attempt…
  • Aug 19

    VOTE FOR JUDGE RODNEY SMITH

    VOTE FOR JUDGE RODNEY SMITH
    Before we begin, Monroe County State Attorney Cathy Vogel says we were mistaken and she wasn't the ASA in the murder case we referenced in the prior post.  To that end, we have edited the post to remove any reference to her. Long…
  • Aug 17

    INFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION

    INFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION
    In preparation for the battle of Midway, Admiral Nimitz had a decision to make: did his intelligence code-breakers successfully break the Japanese code and correctly discern that Midway was Japanese Admiral Yamamoto's next target? If Nimitz…
Rank this Week: 188

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy
    The Comanche County director of emergency management was released from his position after being arrested on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy. Investigators say the mother of the teen contacted police after she…
  • Aug 18

    Doctor Accused in Overdose Deaths Pleads Guilty

    Doctor Accused in Overdose Deaths Pleads Guilty
    Former Oklahoma City doctor William Valuck, 71, made headlines late last year when he was arrested in Texas and charged with nine counts of first degree murder and 73 counts of illegal distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).…
  • Aug 15

    Rehab Counselor Accused of Lewd Acts, Rape

    Rehab Counselor Accused of Lewd Acts, Rape
    A Yukon woman has been arrested on complaints of rape and lewd acts with a minor after she allegedly began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy receiving treatment at the Fort Reno Adolescent Drug and Rehabilitation Center. The…
Rank this Week: 1288

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Aug 21

    Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI Conviction in California?

    Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI Conviction in California?
    Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, is usually a frightening experience. If you are ultimately convicted of DUI in California your driving privileges will likely be suspended for a significant length of time…
  • Aug 19

    Sexual Offender vs. Sexual Predator in California

    Sexual Offender vs. Sexual Predator in California
    Over the past several decades, laws across the United States have been enacted to try and protect the public from individuals who commit sex offenses. Most states, including California, have created a sex offender registry as a method for…
  • Aug 14

    I Was Caught Smuggling Drugs. Will I Go to Federal Prison?

    I Was Caught Smuggling Drugs. Will I Go to Federal Prison?
    Because it shares miles of border with Mexico, California has long been a common conduit for illegal drugs filtering into the United States. Over the last several decades, the “War on Drugs” waged by law enforcement in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1989

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Aug 21

    What's a Jail Status Check Hearing?

    What's a Jail Status Check Hearing?
    Some Courts (like Seattle Municipal Court) will set a Hearing to check whether you have turned yourself into the Jail as required by the Order of Commitment. If you have not done so, you must show up at the hearing...
  • Aug 20

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?
    In Washington State, you have twenty (20) days from the date of your arrest to request a Department of Licensing (DOL) DUI Hearing appealing your upcoming suspension or revocation. You can do so online Request online DUI Hearing or by...
  • Aug 17

    How long will I get to pay my fines and Court Costs?

    How long will I get to pay my fines and Court Costs?
    Most Courts will work with you and give you plenty of time to pay. This is always a big concern for clients. Washington State Courts usually will give you 30 days to pay-in-full or set-up monthly payment arrangements. Some Courts...
Rank this Week: 1951

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 262

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 20

    What Are The Penalties For Possession Of Firearms For Unlawful Purposes In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For Possession Of Firearms For Unlawful Purposes In New Jersey?
    The charge of Possessing Weapons for Unlawful Purposes is a relatively vague charge, especially if considered on its own. To be convicted, the state has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in possession of a weapon, and that it…
  • Aug 20

    What Are The Penalties For Arson In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For Arson In New Jersey?
    Arson is charged along four degrees in New Jersey, depending on factors specific to each level. At the Fourth Degree level, you are being charged with the crime of failing to report a fire or failing to take reasonable steps to put out a…
  • Aug 20

    What Are The Penalties For Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm In New Jersey?
    New Jersey’s gun laws are some of the toughest in the nation, and they are convoluted enough that they’ve caught up plenty of law abiding citizens who were safely, responsibly possessing firearms they were licensed to own and even…
Rank this Week: 3008

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/
  • Aug 20

    What Are The Penalties For DWI For A 19-year-old In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For DWI For A 19-year-old In New Jersey?
    For drivers who aren’t yet 21, New Jersey’s DWI statute casts a much wider net than it does for drivers of legal drinking age. As a 19-year-old, a blood alcohol reading of between .01 – .79 is enough to get you charged with…
  • Aug 20

    Does It Matter Which County In New Jersey I Was Charged With DWI In?

    Does It Matter Which County In New Jersey I Was Charged With DWI In?
    Penalties for DWI are uniform across New Jersey’s 21 counties, so in that sense it doesn’t matter where in the state you were stopped. What does matter for any DWI prosecution is the quality of legal defense you have, which is…
  • Aug 13

    How Do I Get To And From Work If I’m Convicted Of DWI In New Jersey?

    How Do I Get To And From Work If I’m Convicted Of DWI In New Jersey?
    How you get to and from work and other essentials of life after a DWI in New Jersey is entirely up to you – as long as you don’t get there by driving a car. Once your license is revoked for drunk driving, you’re fully…
Rank this Week: 3894

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/
  • Aug 20

    "Another way of thinking about the problems with the Rick Perry indictment"

    "Another way of thinking about the problems with the Rick Perry indictment"
    Eugene Volokh has this interesting post at The Volokh Conspiracy, addressing in particular First Amendment problems with the prosecution.
  • Aug 20

    Slobogin on Scientizing Culpability

    Slobogin on Scientizing Culpability
    Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Scientizing Culpability: The Implications of Hall v. Florida and the Possibility of a 'Scientific Stare Decisis' (William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 23, 2014) on SSRN.…
  • Aug 20

    "What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?"

    "What would federal prosecutors have to prove in the Michael Brown shooting?"
    Paul Cassell has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Some commentators have assumed that the officer could be charged federally if he was negligent or reckless in assessing the need to use deadly force. For a federal civil...
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Aug 20

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?
    8-20-2014 Texas Public Radio: More than 80,000 Texans are registered sex offenders. The crimes range from the violent and truly heinous to the nonviolent and sometimes absurd. In more than half of U.S. states, including Texas, a teenager…
  • Aug 20

    You Could Get an Email When a Gun Offender Moves Next Door Under New Bill

    You Could Get an Email When a Gun Offender Moves Next Door Under New Bill
    8-20-2014 New York: New Yorkers could receive an alert whenever a new gun offender moves into their neighborhood if a bill being introduced in the City Council Thursday gets approved. The bill would make the NYPD's gun offender registry…
  • Aug 20

    Local Sex Offender Watch Alert Barred

    Local Sex Offender Watch Alert Barred
    8-20-2014 California: Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department can no longer provide a sex offender watch list or alert residents when an offender moves into their neighborhood. The Sheriff’s Office has been forced by…
Rank this Week: 40

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 20

    DOJ's Version of Unbiased Justice

    DOJ's Version of Unbiased Justice
    My friend Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has a depressing and ominous assessment of the chance that Officer Darren Wilson, the Missouri cop who shot unarmed but huge 18 year-old Michael Brown, can get a fair shake from the federal grand...
  • Aug 20

    Further Strange Developments in Jones v. Chappell

    Further Strange Developments in Jones v. Chappell
    " 'Curiouser and curiouser!' Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)." -- Lewis CarrollThe strange case of Jones v. Chappell, got a little stranger on August 11.  It...
  • Aug 20

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Governor Signs Execution Warrant: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed an execution warrant for convicted murderer Michael Parrish.  Alison Burdo of NBC 10 reports that 28-year-old Parish was found guilty and sentenced to death…
Rank this Week: 267

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 20

    U.S. Made Rescue Attempt of ISIS Prisoners in Syria

    U.S. Made Rescue Attempt of ISIS Prisoners in Syria
    The Defense Department today announced it made a rescue attempt of Americans held by Syria. It was unsuccessful because there were no hostages at the location. Ground "components" were used. Apparently the attempt was made earlier this…
  • Aug 20

    Obama and Kerry Address Beheading of James Foley

    Obama and Kerry Address Beheading of James Foley
    President Obama today addressed the beheading of reporter James Wright Foley. “The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. “We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people…
  • Aug 20

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    It's been days since our last open thread. I've been focused on ISIS and Iraq, and readers seem focused on Ferguson. Here's some space to talk about other things, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 2

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 467

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Miranda warning

    Miranda warning
    While on motor patrol in August 1977, a Police Officer received a call that shots were fired at premises located at a street in Queens. He proceeded to that location with his partners. Upon arriving and receiving information that someone...
  • Aug 20

    Section 395, Code Cr.Proc

    Section 395, Code Cr.Proc
    In this Criminal case, the indictment charges the defendant with the crime of 'Carrying a Dangerous Weapon' in that he 'had and carried concealed upon his person, a pistol loaded with ammunition at the time, without a valid, written…
  • Aug 19

    Supreme Court correctly defined the crime ...cont

    Supreme Court correctly defined the crime ...cont
    "The elements are the same. The two elements the People must prove beyond a reasonable doubt, one, on or about May 6, 2007, in our County of Queens this criminal defendant falsely reported information regarding an offense to law...
Rank this Week: 1127

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 20

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing
    On Thursday, August 14, in what will be the first of many meetings, a Utah subcommittee met to discuss the problem of Utah’s growing prison population. Among the topics addressed by the subcommittee were Utah recidivism rates, the…
  • Aug 18

    Aggravated Assault Charges Result After Utah Altercation

    Aggravated Assault Charges Result After Utah Altercation
    A confrontation on Thursday, August 14, in South Salt Lake led to a shooting that put one man in jail and another in critical condition. The man arrested has been charged with aggravated assault and other charges. Probably Not Just a Social…
  • Aug 13

    Sixth Amendment Violation the Basis for Court of Appeals Decision

    Sixth Amendment Violation the Basis for Court of Appeals Decision
    When it comes to the United States Constitution and how it affects a person suspected of committing a crime, perhaps the most important amendment is the Sixth Amendment, which states: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall…
Rank this Week: 499

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Attempted Murder Charge and Self-Defense

    Chicago Attempted Murder Charge and Self-Defense
    A Chicago man was recently charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man in the chest. Based on the bare facts, it seems like a slam dunk case. The stabbing took place in a bar, in full-view of dozens of witnesses who,…
  • Aug 18

    Plea Agreement Results in No Prison Time for Role in Illinois Kidnapping

    Plea Agreement Results in No Prison Time for Role in Illinois Kidnapping
    A Waukegan woman was sentenced to 24 months of probation and six months intermittent imprisonment, to be served via electronic monitoring and home confinement, for her role in the kidnapping, beating and sexual assault of another woman. The…
  • Aug 6

    Chicago Criminal Defendants and Miranda Warning

    Chicago Criminal Defendants and Miranda Warning
    You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. Thanks to the proliferation of…
Rank this Week: 3133

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 20

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law
    According to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois needs to relax marijuana laws and create tougher gun laws. Before a special legislative panel, Alvarez explained that in order to deter street violence with limited resources,…
  • Aug 11

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket
    A new Illinois law eliminates the requirement that drivers post their license as bail for certain traffic tickets. The "Sign and Drive" law (Senate Bill 2583) permits the driver's signature on the traffic citation to guarantee their…
  • Jul 29

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form
    A Highland Park doctor faces allegations of issuing a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year old patient. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Dr. Joseph Starkman met with the patient for…
Rank this Week: 497

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Aug 20

    Attorney General Arrives in Ferguson As Tensions Rise

    Attorney General Arrives in Ferguson As Tensions Rise
    Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. arrived in St. Louis on Wednesday to meet with local community leaders and law enforcement officials in an effort to calm the civil unrest that has broken out in Ferguson in the wake of the fatal shooting of…
  • Aug 12

    Fresno Police Follow Duluth’s Footsteps With Body Camera

    Fresno Police Follow Duluth’s Footsteps With Body Camera
    The Fresno police department is taking a page out of Duluth’s playbook by purchasing 100 body cameras for officers to use on the force. The Fresno City Council authorized the purchase of 100 body cameras on Thursday for use in the…
  • Aug 6

    Duluth Equips All Police Officers With Body Camera

    Duluth Equips All Police Officers With Body Camera
    Duluth police officers will now be able to let the evidence do the talking as department purchased a body camera for every member of the force. The department rolled out the cameras last month after putting officers through a training program…
Rank this Week: 3270

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
  • Aug 20

    Another Wrongful Conviction Settlement in New York

    Another Wrongful Conviction Settlement in New York
    Four years after Brooklyn prosecutors agreed to release a man convicted of a 1994 murder he didn't commit, he has reached a $10 million settlement with the city. The Daily News reported that Jabbar Collins, who spent more than 15 years in…
  • Aug 19

    Illinois' DNA Access Law Expanded

    Illinois' DNA Access Law Expanded
    Legislation to expand Illinois' post-conviction DNA testing access law to inmates that have pleaded guilty was signed by the governor on Friday, acknowledging that innocent defendants sometimes plead guilty to avoid a severe punishment. The…
  • Aug 19

    Innocence Project Executive Director Co-Authors Paper on Wrongful Conviction

    Innocence Project Executive Director Co-Authors Paper on Wrongful Conviction
    The latest paper from the Harvard Executive Session's New Perspectives in Policing series is a thoughtful examination of the systemic causes of wrongful convictions that offers specific, evidence-based recommendations for reducing their…
Rank this Week: 279

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
  • Aug 20

    Philly Explosion Brings Food Truck Regulations to the Forefront

    Philly Explosion Brings Food Truck Regulations to the Forefront
    On July 1, 2014, one of two propane tanks located on a food truck parked in a Pennsylvania neighborhood exploded. The explosion injured 12 people, five of whom were immediately placed in critical condition, according to media reports.The…
  • Aug 18

    Key Players in Personal Injury Claim

    Key Players in Personal Injury Claim
    If you’ve been injured in an accident in Southampton, you may file a claim for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering. Filing a personal injury claim can be a complex…
  • Aug 15

    Fatal Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Case

    Fatal Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Case
    Trucking accidents, because of the weight and size of the truck in comparison to other vehicles on the road, can be very serious and many result in fatalities. If your loved one has been killed in a fatal truck accident, you may be able to…
Rank this Week: 1305

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast
    Westword When Tom Clements accepted the job of executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections three years ago, he knew he was taking on an enormous challenge. Two particularly alarming sets of figures, trends that he…
  • Aug 17

    Sentencing, by the Number

    Sentencing, by the Number
    New York Times ANN ARBOR, Mich. — IN a recent letter to the United States Sentencing Commission, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized the growing trend of evidence-based sentencing, in which courts use data-driven…
  • Aug 5

    Floorboard

    Floorboard
    Dear [fname] Hi there!!! CCJRC was awarded a grant to attend and participate in a class for Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits.  We created a movie and now we are in the running for a fabulous prize… These are digital stories that…
Rank this Week: 1592

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2673

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Aug 20

    More FAQ on PRS

    More FAQ on PRS
    Today’s post picks up where my last post left off, with answers (my answers, at least) to more frequently asked questions about post-release supervision. What will life on PRS be like? It will be a lot like probation—which is…
  • Aug 19

    Court of Appeals in State v. Townsend Beefs Up Prejudice Required for Relief under Knoll

    Court of Appeals in State v. Townsend Beefs Up Prejudice Required for Relief under Knoll
    No one gets relief any more under State v. Knoll—at least not from the court of appeals.  State v. Townsend, decided today, is the latest in a series of post-Knoll cases in which the defendant failed to establish that he was…
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson and Camera

    Ferguson and Camera
    According to the New York Times, the governor of Missouri is now deploying the National Guard in an “effort[] to quell unrest” resulting from a white police officer’s shooting of a black teenager in the city of Ferguson. It…
Rank this Week: 1042

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/
  • Aug 20

    Experts Seek Delay in Sex-Offender Program Review

    Experts Seek Delay in Sex-Offender Program Review
    It doesn’t appear that four experts tasked with evaluating the current state of Minnesota’s sex offender program are going to meet the requested deadline to issue their report. The experts originally told the court they would…
  • Aug 19

    Two Former Minnesota Athletes Earn Lawsuit Victorie

    Two Former Minnesota Athletes Earn Lawsuit Victorie
    Two former Minnesota athletes – one a Viking, the other a Timberwolf – got some good news regarding their lawsuits on Monday. One saw assault charges dismissed, while the other won a generous ruling. We’ll explain both cases…
  • Aug 18

    Geoff Saltzstein Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Geoff Saltzstein Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge
    Over the weekend, partner Geoff Saltzstein was challenged to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice cold…
Rank this Week: 469

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 20

    Experts Seek Delay in Sex-Offender Program Review

    Experts Seek Delay in Sex-Offender Program Review
    It doesn’t appear that four experts tasked with evaluating the current state of Minnesota’s sex offender program are going to meet the requested deadline to issue their report. The experts originally told the court they would…
  • Aug 19

    Two Former Minnesota Athletes Earn Lawsuit Victorie

    Two Former Minnesota Athletes Earn Lawsuit Victorie
    Two former Minnesota athletes – one a Viking, the other a Timberwolf – got some good news regarding their lawsuits on Monday. One saw assault charges dismissed, while the other won a generous ruling. We’ll explain both cases…
  • Aug 18

    Geoff Saltzstein Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Geoff Saltzstein Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge
    Over the weekend, partner Geoff Saltzstein was challenged to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice cold…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Aug 20

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI
    Former Saturday Night Live funnyman Chris Kattan received his sentence six months after he was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. The 43-year-old comedian is required to pay a $500 fine, attend a three-month alcohol program, 104 Narcotics…
  • Aug 18

    Pasco Sheriff’s Uncover Seven Marijuana Grow Houses in New Port Richey

    Pasco Sheriff’s Uncover Seven Marijuana Grow Houses in New Port Richey
    Investigators claim they discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in marijuana from seven grow houses in Pasco County after they stopped by to check out claims of electric theft. According to reports, the Pasco County Sheriff’s…
  • Aug 13

    ACLU Leader Asks for Federal Review of Polk County Sex Sting

    ACLU Leader Asks for Federal Review of Polk County Sex Sting
    The local chair of American Civil Liberties Union is calling for a federal review of Central Florida’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Ret. Army Col. Mike Pheneger, the chair of the Greater Tampa Chapter of the ACLU, said…
Rank this Week: 690

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case
    Pop star Justin Bieber has agreed to a plea deal following a DUI arrest in Miami, Florida earlier this year, which will not include serving any jail time. In exchange for pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, the state…
  • Aug 14

    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Starts August 15

    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Starts August 15
    Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. For many people, that means an extra day off work, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting with friends and family and the unofficial end of summer. However, with the good comes the bad and…
  • Aug 7

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Receives 3 days in Jail for ‘Super Extreme DUI’

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Receives 3 days in Jail for ‘Super Extreme DUI’
    Phoenix Suns wing P.J. Tucker was sentenced to three days in jail as well as 11 days of home detention Monday for a “super extreme” DUI charge dating back to May of this year. Tucker pleaded guilty to the charges after police…
Rank this Week: 986

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?
      Every year, cities and sports venues from all around America submit bids to host a Super Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was privileged to be awarded the right to host Super Bowl XLIX (49) to be played on…
  • Aug 4

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder
    PHOENIX – 58-year-old Cudellious Love, of Phoenix, was arrested on Friday by the Phoenix police officers after they found DNA evidence that linked him to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989. A report released by the Phoenix…
  • Jul 3

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol
    ** If you are looking for DUI Checkpoint Do’s and Don’ts, Click Here. Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. and more specifically, the Fourth of July is a time when people in Arizona…
Rank this Week: 420

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    A Legal Analysis of the Rick Perry Indictment for Non-Lawyer

    A Legal Analysis of the Rick Perry Indictment for Non-Lawyer
      As everyone with a passing interest in politics now knows, a special prosecutor in Texas has charged Governor Rick Perry with two felony charges. Those charges are “abuse of official capacity” and “coercion of a…
  • Aug 20

    Texas Governor Rick Perry Fights Abuse of Power Indictment

    Texas Governor Rick Perry Fights Abuse of Power Indictment
    Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, has become the latest state governor to face criminal charges after an indictment was brought against him alleging an abuse of power. Perry has dismissed the indictment as a “farce.” He faces two…
  • Aug 13

    Police Use GPS Tracking Devices in Phones to Track Down ATT Robbery Suspects in Dalla

    Police Use GPS Tracking Devices in Phones to Track Down ATT Robbery Suspects in Dalla
    GPS tracking devices were used in stolen phones to track down two robbery suspects in Dallas, according to media reports. The Dallas Morning News reported a robbery at an AT&T store in the 8500 block of Abrams Road, when police are said…
Rank this Week: 2042