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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 2002

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/
  • Jun 1

    DUI and Women

    DUI and Women
    The inspiration for this blog article comes from a recent conversation with my wife. I was mentioning something that a female DUI client of mine had said, and my wife noted that I, have a lot of women clients. I...
  • May 29

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License
    In order to even begin the process of trying to win back your Michigan driver's license (or the clearance of a Michigan hold on your driving record, if you now live out of state), you must be legally eligible to...
  • May 25

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case
    If you're facing a 3rd offense drunk driving charge anywhere in Michigan, then you already know it's a felony. In this article, I want to avoid all the scare tactics and make clear that, in most cases, and with proper...
Rank this Week: 445

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 26

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other
    The attorneys at Ramsay Law Firm have a national reputation to maintain - while we practice our particularly aggressive manner of DWI defense solely for our clients in Minnesota, both Chuck and Dan are authors of well-regarded books and…
Rank this Week: 1068

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 28

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated

    Minnesota Lowers the Legal Limit For Driving While Intoxicated
    Regular followers of our blog know that earlier this year we were carefully tracking the Minnesota Legislature's proposed changes to our DWI laws. The Minnesota legislature put together a final bill for Governor Dayton's signature dealing…
  • May 26

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other

    We Don't Just Use Our Knowledge to Fight DWIs, We Also Educate Other
    The attorneys at Ramsay Law Firm have a national reputation to maintain - while we practice our particularly aggressive manner of DWI defense solely for our clients in Minnesota, both Chuck and Dan are authors of well-regarded books and…
Rank this Week: 3926

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/
  • May 28

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law
    Elaine Fahey (City University London - City Law School) has posted Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law (M. Bergström, V. Mitsilegas and T. Konstadinides (eds) Research Handbook on EU Criminal law (Edward Elgar, 2015)) on SSRN. Here is…
  • May 28

    Weitzer on Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively

    Weitzer on Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively
    Ronald Weitzer (George Washington University) has posted Researching Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Comparatively (SEXUALITY RESEARCH & SOCIAL POLICY, v. 12 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines different types of…
  • May 27

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope

    Berger on Sentencing, Pain, and Hope
    Benjamin L. Berger (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) has posted Sentencing and the Salience of Pain and Hope (Supreme Court Law Review (2d), Forthcoming, in Dwight Newman & Malcolm Thorburn, eds, The Dignity of Law: The Legacy…
Rank this Week: 217

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

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

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 2386

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • May 28

    Two Die in Heavy Machinery Accident

    Two Die in Heavy Machinery Accident
    Heavy machinery accidents are not uncommon, and they frequently lead to serious injury, disability, and even death. Last weekend, tragedy struck in Albuquerque, New Mexico when two people died and three were seriously injured in an accident…
  • May 25

    Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed

    Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed
    Colorado State Patrol cadet, Taylor Thyfault, was killed when 27-year-old Christopher Lee Gebers hit him with his 2002 Honda Civic near Longmont on Saturday. Gebers also hit 37-year-old State Trooper, Clinton Rushing, causing catastrophic…
  • May 21

    Insurance Adjuster

    Insurance Adjuster
    Insurance adjusters are the people at the insurance company who handle your accident and injury claim. They review all the medical information, police reports, pictures, lost wage information and medical billing. They also work with your…
Rank this Week: 2635

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • May 28

    BCS Paints Over Graffiti in the 48th Precinct

    BCS Paints Over Graffiti in the 48th Precinct
    At the end of last month we received a call from Community Affairs Officer Perez from the 48th Precinct asking for our help removing graffiti in his district. We decided on a date, and on May 14 we brought a crew of seven BCS participants…
  • May 12

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden

    BCS Cleans Up Bronx Stadium Garden
    BCS paired up with community partners to clean up and plant near the 161st street tunnelLast Friday, the BCS community service crew headed up to Bronx Stadium Garden located at 161st Street and Gerald Avenue (at the 161st Street tunnel). In…
  • Apr 17

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS

    Success Stories from the AP-8 Initiative at BCS
    Over the past several months, I have been working to implement the Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment curriculum, (originally developed at the Midtown Community Court) here in the Bronx. The groups cover themes of stereotypes…
Rank this Week: 1681

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • May 28

    SAM releases new report "Researching Marijuana’s Medical Potential Responsibly: A Six Point Plan"

    SAM releases new report "Researching Marijuana’s Medical Potential Responsibly: A Six Point Plan"
    The leading public policy group actively opposing modern marijuana reform movements, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), has today released this new report titled ""Researching Marijuana’s Medical Potential Responsibly: A Six…
  • May 27

    "As States Become More Pot-Friendly, Feds Warn Employees Not To Light Up"

    "As States Become More Pot-Friendly, Feds Warn Employees Not To Light Up"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable International Business Times article, which gets started this way: Marijuana might be legal in the country’s capital, but not for employees of the U.S. government. The sobering reminder…
  • May 27

    Achtung dude: notable talk in Germany about marijuana reform

    Achtung dude: notable talk in Germany about marijuana reform
    Interesting international marijuana reform developments are reported in this new article headlined "Germany marijuana legalization push revives debate over drug policy: Conservative politician Joachim Pfeiffer joins Germany Green Party…
Rank this Week: 3153

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 128

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 28

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?
    Reading the Second Circuit’s affirmance of District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin’s suppression ruling in United States v. Watson, my initial thought was that it was a shame that Judge Barrington Parker wasn’t on…
  • May 28

    Because You Need A Lawyer To Request A Lawyer

    Because You Need A Lawyer To Request A Lawyer
    The routine seems so simple, as does the proper way of dealing with it, provided you don’t want to find out later you slit your own throat by being too smart by half.  Ask a half-interested person what to do when confronted by the…
  • May 27

    Mindful, But For The Right Reason

    Mindful, But For The Right Reason
    One of the more vapid trends within the legal profession is mindfulness, a word that conjures up images of, well, nothing much.  Oh, the horrible stress of being a lawyer, and so a cottage industry of happy-talking folks has arisen to…
Rank this Week: 72

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 28

    Question: What Happens When You Cow the Police?

    Question: What Happens When You Cow the Police?
    Answer:  You get more murder.Not that this should, or does, surprise anyone.  The campaign to portray the police as a Nazi (and largely racist) occupying army has been going great guns since its most recent, if later debunked,…
  • May 27

    Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto

    Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto
    With no votes to spare, the Nebraska legislature overrode the Governor's veto, and its bill abolishing the death penalty became law.This is an unwise decision, for reasons noted many times on this blog.  In some ways, however, it makes…
  • May 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Federal Appeals Court Refuses to Lift Immigration Hold:  A request from Justice Department lawyers allowing President Obama to enforce his immigration actions pending appeal has been denied by a federal appeals court.  Ariane de…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • May 28

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?
    After a promising start in the House, "ban the box" legislation - postponing questions about criminal history until later in the hiring process at state agencies - failed even to get a hearing on the senate side this year. Senate Natural…
  • May 27

    Tweaking Texas' junk science habeas writ, and why the state must give more notice when it asks a judge to evict you than to kill you

    Tweaking Texas' junk science habeas writ, and why the state must give more notice when it asks a judge to evict you than to kill you
    Legislation codifying the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' interpretation of Texas' junk science writ (see here and the second item here) has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature and a bill to require the government to give notice…
  • May 27

    And then the dust cleared: First look at criminal justice reforms still standing

    And then the dust cleared: First look at criminal justice reforms still standing
    We find little more clarity on pending Texas criminal justice legislation this morning after the last few days of deadlines. Here are a few, initial highlights:Innocence commission headed to governorRuth McClendon's innocence commission…
Rank this Week: 96

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 28

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man
    Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist…
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
Rank this Week: 357

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition
    Source: Webindia123 (27 May 2015)http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/Asia/20150526/2601605.htmlPakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking the abolition of death penalty, maintaining that life and liberty are not …
  • May 23

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad
    Source: Human Rights Watch (20 May 2015)http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/20/australia-adopt-new-strategy-end-death-penalty-abroadFollowing the executions of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Indonesia, the Australian government…
  • May 23

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)
    Author: Andrew NovakPublisher: Routledge Publication date: September 15th 2015http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/search/author/andrew_novak/Abstract:This book provides a comparative constitutional analysis of executive clemency, with a…
Rank this Week: 918

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom

    No Justice for Murdered Surrey Hockey Mom
    If you ask a resident of British Columbia what the murder capital of Canada is they may well tell you it’s Surrey. But they’d be wrong. The latest statistics tell us that it is Regina, Saskatchewan, followed by Toronto, Ontario.…
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
Rank this Week: 1038

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2923

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/
  • May 27

    Can You Help Me Get My New Jersey DUI Case Heard By A Jury Instead Of Just A Judge?

    Can You Help Me Get My New Jersey DUI Case Heard By A Jury Instead Of Just A Judge?
    DUI cases in New Jersey are heard by municipal court judges, not in jury trials. This is because a DUI charge is not a criminal charge, per se, but is instead considered a traffic violation, so there is no entitlement to a trial by jury in…
  • May 27

    Can You Help Me Plea Bargain My DUI To A Lesser Charge In New Jersey?

    Can You Help Me Plea Bargain My DUI To A Lesser Charge In New Jersey?
    No, unfortunately, New Jersey prosecutors do not have discretion to plea bargain in DUI cases, so if you’ve been charged with DUI, it’s because prosecutors believe they can prove that charge instead of a lesser one. Read More
  • May 20

    Can You Help Me Expunge A DUI From My Record In New Jersey?

    Can You Help Me Expunge A DUI From My Record In New Jersey?
    Unfortunately, for drivers convicted of DUI in New Jersey, the record of it never goes away. There are a few reasons for this, one being that a DUI conviction isn’t a criminal charge, but instead a traffic violation. Read More
Rank this Week: 3334

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge

    Man Loses More than $1,000 through Unfounded DUI Charge
    The expenses associated with a DUI in Los Angeles are high and can include everything from fines and vehicle impoundment to the cost of getting an ignition lock system installed. Putting out that money is bad enough when the cops have some…
  • May 25

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator

    DUI Arrest Pits Cops Against Town Administrator
    Some people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles or some other city may try to bluster their way out of a charge by claiming to have friends in high places who will get them off and make trouble for the arresting police officers. In almost all…
  • May 20

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?
    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely…
Rank this Week: 513

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 27

    Woman Thanks Cop for DUI Arrest

    Woman Thanks Cop for DUI Arrest
    There are many things that people picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles would probably like to say to the officers who arrested them. “Thank you” is usually not one of them. But one California woman had a different reaction. Six…
  • May 25

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law

    Cop Faces Higher Penalties under Michigan’s “Super Drunk” Law
    A blood alcohol content reading of .08 or higher is enough to get you charged with a DUI in Los Angeles. You face the same penalties whether or not your BAC is .09 or .16. But that’s not the case in Michigan. The Great Lake State has…
  • May 18

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece

    DUI Defendant Drives to Liquor Store during Court Rece
    Most people accused of a DUI in Los Angeles would make a point of making a good impression when their cases comes up for trial. That would include, of course, coming to court sober. Ignore that basic rule, and you could find yourself in even…
Rank this Week: 4276

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/
  • May 27

    Driver Suffers Minor Injuries, DUI Charge After Van Crashes into Water

    Driver Suffers Minor Injuries, DUI Charge After Van Crashes into Water
    A driver of a van that went into the water at Snell Isle Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon suffered minor injuries but was charged with DUI, according to St. Petersburg police. The incident occurred at Snell Isle Boulevard NE and Coffee Pot…
  • May 5

    Be Safe on Cinco de Mayo and Avoid a DUI Arrest in Florida

    Be Safe on Cinco de Mayo and Avoid a DUI Arrest in Florida
    Every Cinco de Mayo, thousands of people across the United States are arrested for drunk driving. In Florida, law enforcement officers will be out in full force with extra patrols and DUI checkpoints to crack down on drunk driving during…
  • Apr 8

    New Study Suggests Diet Soda Mixed with Alcohol Leads to Higher BAC

    New Study Suggests Diet Soda Mixed with Alcohol Leads to Higher BAC
    The results of a new study indicate that artificial sweeteners, like those found in diet sodas, actually increase blood alcohol concentrations in male and female social drinkers. The study was conducted by doctors at Northern Kentucky…
Rank this Week: 4388

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/
  • May 27

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal

    FBI Arrests Miami Springs Police Sergeant Over Alleged Involvement in Drug Deal
    On Tuesday the FBI arrested Miami Springs Police Sgt. Andres Quintanilla, a 16-year veteran of the force, on a federal corruption charge. The 33-year-old was charged with “attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of…
  • May 4

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime
    In the last few months, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug called flakka has been the culprit of many strange and bizarre crimes. One man ran nude through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he…
  • Apr 29

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction
    A Hernando County detention deputy has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation after he was arrested, along with his girlfriend, in an alleged illegal narcotics transaction. The man, 41, has…
Rank this Week: 489

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

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

    Las Cruces Sun-News Article and Video

    Las Cruces Sun-News Article and Video
    An article, along with video, indicating what the Dona Ana DA and New Mexico AG have decided to do regarding the prosecution of two police officers from Las…
  • May 27

    Journal Reacts To Dismissal of Charge

    Journal Reacts To Dismissal of Charge
    http://www.abqjournal.com/590521/opinion/dropping-charges-against-sf-teacher-the-right-call.html
  • May 26

    The Speech

    The Speech
    Must watch.Inspirational.Great points all the way around.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK0H6JApRlo
Rank this Week: 3053

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • May 27

    Williamson County Practice Update

    Williamson County Practice Update
    This post is a practice update from Williamson County , Tennessee . It appears the courts may not accept plea bargains in cases involving periodic confinement. Periodic confinement is simply allowing a defendant to serve their jail…
  • May 5

    Stuff Your DUI Lawyer Should Know

    Stuff Your DUI Lawyer Should Know
    I enjoy helping other lawyers in their DUI cases. DUI defense is a complex area . The law changes constantly. I remember when I started and the help that I received. A DUI lawyer should know some basic stuff. One thing a DUI lawyer…
  • Apr 21

    Why Tennessee District Attorneys Should Provide Discovery In general Sessions Court

    Why Tennessee District Attorneys Should Provide Discovery In general Sessions Court
    Under Tennessee law, one accused of a crime is entitled to request discovery if your case is in circuit or criminal court . Rule 16 of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure only apply in circuit or criminal courts . The rule requires…
Rank this Week: 4791

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1890

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 27

    Undercover Agents Plundered the Dread Pirate Robert

    Undercover Agents Plundered the Dread Pirate Robert
    Undercover agents Carl Force (DEA) and Shaun Bridges (Secret Service) are facing charges including money laundering and wire fraud after they plundered the Dread Pirate Roberts. Who is this Dread Pirate Roberts? Ross Ulbricht, AKA the Dread…
  • May 25

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector

    Former Police Officer Charged for Training How to Pass Lie Detector
    A former Oklahoma police officer has been charged for training thousands of customers on how to pass lie detectors, or polygraphs. Charged for Sharing his Knowledge 69 year old Douglas Williams has instructed willfully paying customers since…
  • May 20

    Police Entrapment

    Police Entrapment
    There’s a thin line between police setting up a legitimate bust to catch a criminal and entrapment. Entrapment is defined as: “the action of luring an individual into committing a crime in order to prosecute the person for…
Rank this Week: 631

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    June 6, 2015: Annual Cook County Expungement Summit

    June 6, 2015: Annual Cook County Expungement Summit
    Once again, I will be volunteering my day at the annual Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit and Ex-Offender Job Information Seminar and would love to see you there! This year's event will be held on June 6, 2015 at the Living Word…
  • Apr 7

    Newly-elected Republican Governor Rauner decides 59 Clemency Petitions on Good Friday

    Newly-elected Republican Governor Rauner decides 59 Clemency Petitions on Good Friday
    In keeping with his predecessor's tradition of releasing clemency petition decisions on major holidays, Governor Bruce Rauner granted two (2) pardons with authorization to expunge over this past Easter weekend. In total, our new Governor…
  • Dec 31

    Governor Quinn grants pardons to petitioners for the 3rd time in just over a month span

    Governor Quinn grants pardons to petitioners for the 3rd time in just over a month span
    Just a few hours ago, in advance of the New Year, Illinois Governor Quinn grants executive clemency to 102 more individuals. Along with the 102 grants, Gov. Quinn denied 425 petitions, bringing his total number of clemency decisions to 4,489…
Rank this Week: 3716

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/
  • May 27

    Can I vacate my Reckless or Negligent Driving charge?

    Can I vacate my Reckless or Negligent Driving charge?
    Yes. Most of the time - if you meet specific conditions. (i.e. no new criminal convictions among others) You can still vacate a Reckless or Negligent Driving conviction reduced from DUI. However, because of recent changes to the law the...
  • May 27

    How much can I expect to pay for a deferred prosecution mental health evaluation?

    How much can I expect to pay for a deferred prosecution mental health evaluation?
    Typically, $500-$1000. The prices definitely vary by treatment agency so you may shop around. However, going to a treatment agency or mental health provider that has done deferred prosecution mental health evaluations before is very…
  • May 23

    Do I testify at the DOL Hearing?

    Do I testify at the DOL Hearing?
    Probably not. Unless it is a refusal case I do not normally have my client testify at the Department of Licensing (DOL) administrative hearing. Usually, the client's testimony will not make any difference.
Rank this Week: 3549

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Accelerated Resolution Court Act Seek to Get Cook County Inmates Out of Jail

    Accelerated Resolution Court Act Seek to Get Cook County Inmates Out of Jail
    The Illinois Senate unanimously passed a bill that would move petty, non-violent offenders out of the Cook County jail system on an expedited basis. The bill, which creates a pilot program in the Cook County Jail, is aimed at releasing…
  • May 22

    Cook County Woman Charged with Battery after Attacking Boyfriend in Public Restroom

    Cook County Woman Charged with Battery after Attacking Boyfriend in Public Restroom
    A Cook County woman was charged with domestic battery for allegedly slamming her boyfriend’s head into a public restroom following his refusal to have sex with her. She was also charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs…
  • May 20

    Forensic Podiatrists Examine Crime Scene Footprints to Identify a Suspect

    Forensic Podiatrists Examine Crime Scene Footprints to Identify a Suspect
    Often a criminal defense case will rely on the use of expert testimony. Whether it is DNA evidence, blood splatter, fingerprint or hair analysis, this evidence must be tested and interpreted, and the results relayed to the jury by an expert…
Rank this Week: 1982

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
  • May 27

    What are the rules for crossing an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey?

    What are the rules for crossing an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey?
    To cross an unmarked crosswalk in New Jersey, pedestrians must stop and look both ways and may cross when the traffic clears or the signals turn in their favor (green in the direction you are walking). The state of New Jersey implements…
  • May 26

    Pennsylvania Moves Up Bicycle-Friendly States Ranking

    Pennsylvania Moves Up Bicycle-Friendly States Ranking
    Bicycle and pedestrian safety initiatives are key to keeping everyone safe on the road. The state of Pennsylvania has made big gains in terms of its policies regarding cyclists’ safety and has moved up in the ranks of bicycle-friendly…
  • May 22

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help

    What to Do After an Accident as You Wait for Help
    If you’re in a car accident, you should call the police immediately. As you’re waiting for help to arrive, there are a number of things that you can be doing—assuming you’re not severely injured—that may be…
Rank this Week: 800

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!

    Judge Kopf Can Sleep Better Now!
    Nebraska abolishes the death penalty.Led by Ernie Chambers, the legislature overrides veto by vote of 30-19.Sleep tight, Judge.
  • May 26

    Considering the Monster

    Considering the Monster
    Judge Kopf is conflicted about the death penalty.  He's told us that, in various ways and at various times, most recently and explicitly (where he uses the actual word conflicted here.This morning, he offers "one side of that…
  • May 18

    Resuscitating the Dying

    Resuscitating the Dying
    It was 20 years ago when Clifford O'Sullivan sat on the witness stand in a California courtroom.  He was six years old.  He could barely see above the railing.  But he was there to testify.  Eighteen months earlier, his…
Rank this Week: 1217

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
  • May 27

    VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!

    VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!
    Wow, who would have thought it possible? Red-state Nebraska (with a few purple splotches) actually has repealed the death penalty by voting to override the Governor’s veto! And who were the people responsible for finally pushing this…
  • May 21

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!

    Victory for Rafael Marques and Freedom of Expression in Angola!
    Today Angolan journalist and human rights defender Rafael Marques walked out of court a free man. He was facing over 10 years in prison and a fine of $1.2 million US dollars but all charges were dropped.
  • May 20

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

    The State of LGBT Human Rights Worldwide
    Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As we move from…
Rank this Week: 20

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War
    "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"  -- Groucho Marx"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating…
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
Rank this Week: 173

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • May 27

    Fixing Forensic Science Before it Goes to Court

    Fixing Forensic Science Before it Goes to Court
    An article published in the Christian Science Monitor yesterday takes a look at some of the fallout from recent exposures of faulty forensics work which may have tainted thousands of criminal cases nationally. Specifically, Christian Science…
  • May 26

    Cleveland Wright Exonerated of 1978 Murder

    Cleveland Wright Exonerated of 1978 Murder
    Cleveland Wright, 56, was exonerated on Friday when a Superior Court judge declared him innocent of the 1978 murder for which he served 28 years in prison. In Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post, reporter Spencer Hsu writes that…
  • May 22

    Your Brain, Race, and Criminal Justice

    Your Brain, Race, and Criminal Justice
    By Vanessa Meterko, Innocence Project research analyst The faces of the exonerated are predominantly black and brown. In fact, more than 70% of the 329 DNA exonerees nationwide are people of color.    Researchers have used…
Rank this Week: 2626

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • May 27

    Can a Misdemeanor Be Changed to a Felony?

    Can a Misdemeanor Be Changed to a Felony?
    Criminal offenses are divided into two categories: misd […] The post Can a Misdemeanor Be Changed to a Felony? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • May 26

    Can I Appeal if I Lose Child Custody in Utah?

    Can I Appeal if I Lose Child Custody in Utah?
    Divorce proceedings can be contentious and emotional.   […] The post Can I Appeal if I Lose Child Custody in Utah? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • May 25

    Does Sexual Assault Have a Statute of Limitations?

    Does Sexual Assault Have a Statute of Limitations?
    A law called the statute of limitations sets an absolut […] The post Does Sexual Assault Have a Statute of Limitations? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
Rank this Week: 2936

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/
  • May 27

    State drops charges against Hampden woman accused of running over sex offender

    State drops charges against Hampden woman accused of running over sex offender
    5-27-15 Maine: NOBLEBORO, Maine — All charges were dropped May 12 against a Hampden woman who was arrested in March for allegedly running over her boyfriend, a convicted sex offender, with a car after she caught him allegedly attempting to…
  • May 27

    Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offender

    Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offender
    Now where is the bill preventing children from going anywhere near lawmakers? Lest children learn how to misconstrue, and do all those other things lawmakers do to stay in office! 5-27-15 Alabama: The Alabama house passed legislation Tuesday…
  • May 26

    Troy police consider charges after arson death

    Troy police consider charges after arson death
    5-27-15 New York: LANSINGBURGH - An autopsy was being done Tuesday on a woman who died recently, weeks after being pulled from a fire in Lansingburgh. Right now this is an arson investigation. We don't know the results of the autopsy yet,…
Rank this Week: 26

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 871

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • May 27

    Utah Law Reform: Drug Possession No Longer A Felony

    Utah Law Reform: Drug Possession No Longer A Felony
    Drug Possession Is A Common Offense In a sweeping move which was totally unexpected and unusual (for Utah), the Utah Legislature effectively passed legislation to reduce the population in its jails and prisons by significant numbers.…
  • Apr 22

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea

    Difficult For A Defendant To Withdraw His Guilty Plea
    Requirements to Withdraw a Plea When a defendant enters into a plea negotiation with the State he has to waive all of his pretrial rights such as his right to remain silent, his right to the presumption of innocence, his … Continue…
  • Mar 6

    When does an informant tip justify a police traffic stop?

    When does an informant tip justify a police traffic stop?
    Fourth Amendment Requirements With Regards to Traffic Stops The Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of “unreasonable searches and seizures” extends to temporary detentions, such as traffic stops. See U.S. Const. amend. IV;…
Rank this Week: 3806

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • May 27

    Man arrested, facing life in prison in St. Johns County Sex Crimes Case

    Man arrested, facing life in prison in St. Johns County Sex Crimes Case
    A St. Johns County man was arrested this week, the same day a child under the age of 12 told police they were molested by the man.  Detectives interviewed the suspect the same day and then arrested him, according to a report in the…
  • May 22

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction
    A Jacksonville man convicted of killing a firefighter’s wife will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The man was facing the possibility of the death penalty, but the judge issued the life sentence last week, according to a…
  • May 19

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner
    A St. Johns County Commissioner was cleared of a felony charge brought against him in North Carolina.  He was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, accused of taking $500 from an account he used to share with his…
Rank this Week: 801

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    How Do I Start the Divorce Process in Maine?

    How Do I Start the Divorce Process in Maine?
    You've tried to work things out and your differences are irreconcilable. As difficult as it may be, the best thing you can do for yourself and your children if you have them is to move on. No one benefits from a miserable and combative…
  • May 26

    Can My Spouse Refuse a Divorce?

    Can My Spouse Refuse a Divorce?
    There was once a time when a spouse could refuse to divorce the other spouse and the courts would honor that decision. This is no longer the case, and although your spouse can refuse to cooperate and/or sign the divorce papers, you may still…
  • May 21

    OUI Penalties Get Exponentially Worse When There's a Fatal Accident

    OUI Penalties Get Exponentially Worse When There's a Fatal Accident
    If you've been keeping up to date with this blog, you're learning a lot about the penalties that you could face if you drink and get behind the wheel. You've seen that first and second convictions for operating under the influence (OUI) are…
Rank this Week: 1008

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Saint Petersburg "DUI Wolfpack" operation makes 16 arrest

    Saint Petersburg "DUI Wolfpack" operation makes 16 arrest
    The Tampa Bay Times had a brief story about DUI arrests in Pinellas over the Memorial Day weekend. 15 people were arrested for driving under the influence and one person was arrested for DUI manslaughter by Pinellas County law…
  • May 19

    Ex-NFL player arrested for "extreme DUI"

    Ex-NFL player arrested for "extreme DUI"
    While you don't often think of TMZ as a sports news source, they brought attention to a former player and his "extreme arrest". Ex-Michigan star and high first round draft pick Braylon Edwards was arrested and charged with an "extreme DUI"…
  • May 12

    Policeman uses his patrol car to ram man who had gun

    Policeman uses his patrol car to ram man who had gun
    CBS News has another case where a suspect is alleging police misconduct. Is this just another in a flurry of police brutality cases or was the cop a hero who saved innocent lives by his action? It was like a scene from an action movie. The…
Rank this Week: 5032

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

    EU-Recht - Entwicklungen im Bereich der Fond

    EU-Recht - Entwicklungen im Bereich der Fond
    AIFMDAm 9. Januar 2015 hat die Europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde (ESMA) einen aktualisierten Katalog der "Questions and Answers Application of the AIFMD" veröffentlicht. Die ESMA hat neue Q&A’s (vgl.…
  • May 24

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG
    Mit Verfügung vom 5. Mai 2015 wies der Übernahmeausschuss der FINMA die Beschwerde von William H. Gates III und Melinda French Gates als Trustees des Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust sowie der Cascade Investment, L.L.C.…
  • May 23

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 13. Mai 2015 hat sich der Bundesrat mit der Länderüberprüfung der Schweiz durch das Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) befasst. Das Global…
Rank this Week: 2700

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/
  • May 27

    How Many Shades of Registration Violations?

    How Many Shades of Registration Violations?
    Gray is in.  And DMV knows it.    The News and Observer’s Road Worrier, Bruce Siceloff, reports that DMV is dropping its colorful registration renewal stickers in favor of neutral gray ones—and saving more than…
  • May 26

    Reducing Charges in Juvenile Court

    Reducing Charges in Juvenile Court
    Many juvenile cases are resolved through admissions (known as guilty pleas in criminal court), often with the prosecutor’s agreement to reduce the charge. Sometimes, the reduced charge is a lesser-included offense of the original…
  • May 22

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The big news at the General Assembly this week was the introduction of the House budget bill. Recent projections of a budget surplus contributed to a proposal to spend about 6% more than last year, including millions more for the courts and a…
Rank this Week: 1512

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 27

    Arizona Driver Arrested For DUI After Taking Cop Car, Turning On Siren

    Arizona Driver Arrested For DUI After Taking Cop Car, Turning On Siren
    An Arizona woman is facing two counts of aggravated DUI after allegedly taking a friend’s police car and driving to a fast food restaurant. Elizabeth Jean Moore, was taken into custody after turning on the siren while at the drive thru…
  • May 26

    Suspected DUI Driver Hits Disability Transport Bus in Maryland

    Suspected DUI Driver Hits Disability Transport Bus in Maryland
    A Maryland driver suspected of DUI has been arrested after allegedly crashing into a disability transport bus in Laurel, Maryland. The crash took place in front of Laurel elementary school where both vehicles had to be towed away from…
  • May 21

    San Jose Man Arrested For DUI After Urinating on Median, Hitting Police Car During Escape in Van

    San Jose Man Arrested For DUI After Urinating on Median, Hitting Police Car During Escape in Van
    A San Jose resident has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after urinating on a median and then driving away in a minivan. According to reports the man, 37-year-old Yrineo Pantoja, then refused to stop for police eventually clipping one of the…
Rank this Week: 564