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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,…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Four)
    Section 15.02 of the Texas Penal Code makes criminal conspiracy a crime one level lower than the actual substantive offense. It states: "(a) A person commits criminal conspiracy if, with intent that a felony be committed: (1) he agrees with…
  • May 31

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 772

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan
    For most people facing a 1st offense DUI in Michigan, the case marks their first adult contact with the criminal justice system. The sense of apprehension about what will follow can fill the coming days with a sense of fear...
  • Jul 3

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture
    I have written rather extensively about the need to be eligible to file for and then win a Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance appeal. In this article, I want to begin with an example of how a little-known facet...
  • Jun 29

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case
    It is very easy to get caught up in legal and/or technical examinations of Michigan DUI charges. After all, everyone arrested for a drunk driving charge hopes that a sharp lawyer can find some problem with the evidence and get...
Rank this Week: 4787

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Idaho State Police Release "Crime In Idaho 2014" Report

    Idaho State Police Release "Crime In Idaho 2014" Report
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer…
  • Jul 1

    ISP Plans "All Hands on Deck" Operation for July 2nd Travel Day and Provides Tips for a Safe Holiday Weekend

    ISP Plans "All Hands on Deck" Operation for July 2nd Travel Day and Provides Tips for a Safe Holiday Weekend
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 7/1/15 at 1:30 p.m. MERIDIAN - The 4th of July holiday…
  • Jun 30

    2 Vehicle crash I84 at Cole*correction*

    2 Vehicle crash I84 at Cole*correction*
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 373

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 1

    Glossip v. Gross Podcast

    Glossip v. Gross Podcast
    For those of you who can't get enough of my commentary on Glossip v. Gross (and I know you're out there), yesterday's FedSoc teleforum is now available as a podcast.Seriously, I'm told that the number of downloads of the podcast...
  • Jul 1

    News Scan

    News Scan
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  • Jul 1

    Local Editorial Gets the Debate All Wrong

    Local Editorial Gets the Debate All Wrong
    A small newspaper in central Pennsylvania published an editorial on Monday hailing Governor Tom Wolf's statewide moratorium on the death penalty.  It begins with a quote from novelist Raymond Chandler claiming that law is not justice but…
Rank this Week: 198

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana
    One of the main questions that comes up in a lot of marijuana cases that I defend is that the officer claims they smell the odor of marijuana, and that’s what gives them the right to search. Can you fight that kind of a search? Well,…
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
Rank this Week: 714

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 3402

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 1

    "Rand Paul courts donors from marijuana industry"

    "Rand Paul courts donors from marijuana industry"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notabel new AP piece, which includes these passages: Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first…
  • Jul 1

    Ohio marijuana reform story getting even more dynamic and constitutionally complex

    Ohio marijuana reform story getting even more dynamic and constitutionally complex
    Regular readers know that I have been flagging Ohio as a state to watch closely in for the distinctive and dynamic marijuana reform discussions and debates taking place in the Buckeye State. This new report from Time with the latest news on…
  • Jul 1

    New and distinct marijuana reforms become effective today in Minnesota and Oregon

    New and distinct marijuana reforms become effective today in Minnesota and Oregon
    As reported in local pieces linked below, two notably different northern states have two notably different marijuana reforms becoming effective today: "Minnesota patients legally acquire marijuana for first time" "Q&A: Everything you need…
Rank this Week: 2348

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Mother and Son Apprehended by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego

    Mother and Son Apprehended by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego
    In a bizarre twist of events, a man named Richard Perillo was apprehended (arrested) by U.S. Marshalls in San Diego recently for a botched attempted-murder conspiracy.  Mr. Perillo and his mother, Renee Perillo, have been wanted in…
  • Jun 26

    State Legislatures Coming Down on Campus Rapes in California Universitie

    State Legislatures Coming Down on Campus Rapes in California Universitie
    Although the topic of campus rape has made national headlines, the state of California is no doubt the most aggressive when it comes to addressing sexual assault on campuses.  Last month, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and…
  • Jun 25

    California Attorney General Has Blocked Public Access to Data on Wiretapping

    California Attorney General Has Blocked Public Access to Data on Wiretapping
    In the government’s latest assault on civil rights, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced a new policy last month that the California Department of Justice (“CADOJ”) will only be issuing its annual reports…
Rank this Week: 2579

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/
Rank this Week: 1002

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Jul 1

    Should I Take a Plea Bargain for a Sex Crime?

    Should I Take a Plea Bargain for a Sex Crime?
    A defendant who is charged with a sex crime in Texas may be facing some serious legal penalties. These penalties can include jail time, fines and sex offender registration. One way to avoid the full extent of these possible penalties is to…
  • Jun 24

    How to Appeal Registration as a Sex Offender

    How to Appeal Registration as a Sex Offender
    After a conviction for a sex crime has been handed down, it may be possible for the defendant to file an appeal. An appeal is a legal action that involves the defendant submitting a request to the court to overturn their conviction. The…
  • Jun 17

    Expunging Sex Crimes in Texa

    Expunging Sex Crimes in Texa
    People who have been charged with sex crimes in Texas may wonder if they will ever be able to have the charges removed from their criminal record. Expungement is a legal process that allows a criminal record to effectively be erased. If…
Rank this Week: 2250

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/
  • Jul 1

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law

    Heyman on Clinging to the Common Law
    Michael Heyman (The John Marshall Law School) has posted Clinging to the Common Law in an Age of Statutes: Criminal Law in the States (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Statutes and...
  • Jul 1

    Polinsky on Rewarding Good Behavior

    Polinsky on Rewarding Good Behavior
    A. Mitchell Polinsky (Stanford Law School) has posted Deterrence and the Optimality of Rewarding Prisoners for Good Behavior (International Review of Law and Economics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this article I examine the…
  • Jun 30

    States Snub Execution Drug Approved by Supreme Court

    States Snub Execution Drug Approved by Supreme Court
    The story is in The New York Times. In part: Experts in lethal-injection law said some states were reluctant to turn to the drug in part because of its involvement in high-profile executions last year in Oklahoma, Ohio and Arizona...
Rank this Week: 168

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?
    Now that gays are guaranteed the right to marry and protected by the US Constitution, would it be illegal for a county clerk to refuse to offer a gay couple a marriage license? Has Ken Paxton (our admitted felon AG) opened up county clerks…
  • Jun 22

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold
    Oh the Blue Warrant, the enemy of all those who are on paper. A blue warrant is what we call a warrant issued for a parole violation. Allegedly, they used to be on blue paper, hence the name. Abbott’s magic pen recently signed SB790, so…
  • Jun 10

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test
    You’d think we were all watching different videos given the reaction to the McKinney pool party videos. Conservatives and authoritarians lining up to defend Casebolt against the THUGS (which feels like a substitute for a racial slur)…
Rank this Week: 292

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 2559

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 1

    Indonesia Refused U.S. Request in Fight Against ISIS

    Indonesia Refused U.S. Request in Fight Against ISIS
    Indonesia's former foreign minister says the U.S. asked Indonesia to send ground troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, and it refused: It didn't want to upset "radical Muslims" at home. Indonesia was asked by the United States to send troops…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug
    In a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma's use of midazolam in executions. The reasoning: Alito said the prisoners failed to identify a “known and available alternative method of execution…
Rank this Week: 2

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 1

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"
    The title of this post is the headline of this intriguing new BuzzFeed piece providing a "follow-the-money" update on who is really concerned about reversing or preserving the repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Here are…
  • Jul 1

    Reviewing the energies and intricacies involved in Clemency Project 2014

    Reviewing the energies and intricacies involved in Clemency Project 2014
    The July 2015 issue of the ABA Journal has this very lengthy new piece reporting on the work of Clemency Project 2014. The piece, headlined "Clemency Project 2014 is out to help prisoners doing excessive time due to inflexible…
  • Jun 30

    Might Pope Francis shame Prez Obama into doing more about mass incarceration?

    Might Pope Francis shame Prez Obama into doing more about mass incarceration?
    The question in the title of this post is a bit of a riff off of this notable new commentary from Philadelphia magazine, headlined "Will the Pope Shame City Hall Into Fixing Its Atrocious Prison Problem?". Here are excerpts: The...
Rank this Week: 608

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/
  • Jul 1

    Mom Charged With DUI After Hit-And-Run, Four Children In Car

    Mom Charged With DUI After Hit-And-Run, Four Children In Car
    Adrienne Young, 32, was charged with DUI on June 26 for allegedly committing a hit-and-run in Hendersonville, TN after taking opioid pills while driving with her four children. Young currently faces seven total charges, of which includes…
  • Jun 26

    DUI Suspect Wrecks Maserati, Offers To Kiss Officer’s Feet

    DUI Suspect Wrecks Maserati, Offers To Kiss Officer’s Feet
    A Florida man is facing DUI charges after causing $40,500 worth of damages after crashing his Maserati into two other vehicles and a utility pole. The man, 35-year old Gobind Singh allegedly admitted to drinking two beers and a shot of vodka…
  • Jun 25

    Silver Spring Man Sentenced For DUI After 9 Years On The Run

    Silver Spring Man Sentenced For DUI After 9 Years On The Run
    A Maryland resident responsible for the death of a retired policeman in 2006 was finally sentenced Wednesday after spending the last nine years on the run. Wilfred Olalo received the maximum sentence and is set to serve 3 years and 60 days…
Rank this Week: 170

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    A Brief Overview of the Most Important Parts of a New York State Traffic Ticket

    A Brief Overview of the Most Important Parts of a New York State Traffic Ticket
    New York State does not make their speeding and traffic tickets simple and easy to understand and digest, yet it is important to understand the content of your ticket since many of your rights and obligations are contained therein. Inasmuch…
  • Jun 30

    It’s official – it is thoroughly legal to curse at the police in New York State

    It’s official – it is thoroughly legal to curse at the police in New York State
    On June 25, 2015, the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State, reversed the conviction of disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree against one Richard Gonzalez in the…
  • Jun 29

    What Fighting a ticket in a NY Traffic Court and Muhammad Ali have In Common

    What Fighting a ticket in a NY Traffic Court and Muhammad Ali have In Common
    Muhammad Ali. Unquestionably one of the greatest fighters of all time. Confident, skilled, and fierce, he fought for 21 years. But it’s not the sheer skill and brutality of a young Muhammad Ali that creates commonalities…
Rank this Week: 2564

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 327

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again

    100s of Breath and Blood Tests Thrown Out….Again
    I’ve posted repeatedly in the past about the inaccuracy and unreliability of breath and blood alcohol testing in crime labs.  See, for example, How Breathalyzers Work (and Why They Don’t) and Report: Breathalyzers…
  • Jun 22

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver

    Report Ranks which States are Toughest on Drunk Driver
    Wallethub.com, a financial services website, has attempted to rank states based on how tough and lenient their laws are on DUI offenders. Wallethub cited a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistic that 31 percent of motor…
  • Jun 19

    “The War on Drunk Driving Continues”…

    “The War on Drunk Driving Continues”…
    I’ve railed repeatedly in past posts about the unfairness and constitutional costs of MADD’s so-called "War on Drunk Driving".  See, for example, The Futility and Costs of the "War on Drunk Driving"; Another Weapon in the…
Rank this Week: 1036

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 283

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jul 1

    On Same-Sex Marriage

    On Same-Sex Marriage
    In 1952 William Rehnquist, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, wrote a memo he called “A Random Thought on the Segregation Cases”.  At that time, Rehnquist was clerking on the Supreme Court for Justice Robert…
  • Jun 19

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina
    The other night a 21 year old white male shot up a church and killed 9 people, all of whom were black.  Reports soon followed that depicted the shooter as a white supremacist.  He favored decorative license plates bearing…
  • Mar 12

    A Spirit of Prudence

    A Spirit of Prudence
    When I was a kid, I had a small, portable radio that looked like a hamburger.  I took it everywhere with me: to the bathroom, in the car, on family outings.  During the summer, I would put it under my … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1120

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. “Access to better data means lenders can now make informed decisions. This integration is a perfect marriage of blending  appraisal quality scores with appraiser credentials. After all, honest and…
  • Jul 1

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Freddie Mac, has not seen a recent spike in occupancy fraud, “but it’s always been a consistent misrepresentation in loan files and we’re concerned about it” The post Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diana Yates, former Chief Financial Officer of the Bank of Oswego (Oregon), Sherwood, Oregon and Dan Heine, former Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Oswego, Naples, Florida, were indicted by a grand jury and charged…
Rank this Week: 3

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jul 1

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue
    Joshua Adam Engel has been featured in a number of recent media articles on Title IX issues. Including: New York Times: Members of this small but fast-growing legal specialty say the problem dates to 2011, when the Education Department…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
Rank this Week: 1601

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: 3106

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/
  • Jul 1

    Criminal justice reform accomplishments from the 84th Texas Legislature

    Criminal justice reform accomplishments from the 84th Texas Legislature
    Grits had earlier suggested that the 84th Texas Legislature was characterized mainly by missed opportunities on criminal justice reform, and part of me still feels that way: I remain unhappy that they failed to do much to curb police abuses…
  • Jun 30

    On forensic oversight, backlogs, and prospects for revenge-porn statute's constitutionality

    On forensic oversight, backlogs, and prospects for revenge-porn statute's constitutionality
    As I head out of town again for a couple of days, here are a few items which merit Grits readers attention:Anthony Graves' appointment to the Houston crime lab board has been making headlines. Perhaps just as significant, his attorney Nicole…
  • Jun 30

    Official planning to reduce pretrial detention

    Official planning to reduce pretrial detention
    While attention nationally has been focused on creative solutions to pretrial detention at Rikers Island, a number of advocates I know have already been abuzz about this Texas news reported in the Houston Chronicle (June 28): "Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Jul 1

    False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    False Imprisonment Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For False Imprisonment in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County In Florida, we frequently see the violent felony offenses of False Imprisonment & Kidnapping charged in correlation…
  • Jun 24

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Kidnapping Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For Kidnapping in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Statute 787.01 defines kidnapping as a person without legal authority, to forcibly, secretly or by threat, confine,…
  • Jun 16

    Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County

    Stalking Criminal Defense Attorney In Okaloosa County
    Criminal Defense Law Firm For An Arrest For Stalking in Fort Walton Beach, Destin Or Anywhere In Okaloosa County Florida Law defines stalking (Fla. Stat. §784.048(2)) as engaging in a course of conduct, such as willfully, maliciously and…
Rank this Week: 2342

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint

    CFPB Expands Access to Consumer Complaint
    On June 25, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Consumer Complaint Database went live to provide the general public with enhanced access to consumer complaints. Since March 2015, complainants have been able…
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company

    CFPB Drives Action Against Auto-Finance Company
    Putting the brakes on what it viewed as aggressive debt-collection tactics, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed suit in Ohio federal court on June 17, 2015, against Security National Automotive Acceptance Company LLC (SNAAC)…
  • Jun 29

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period

    CFPB’s TRID Rule Delayed Again – Uncertainty Persists for Good-Faith Grace Period
    The CFPB announced on June 17 that it would delay the effective date of the “Know Before You Owe” rule until October 1, 2015. However, the proposed rule issued by the Bureau on June 25 now delays the effective date to Saturday,…
Rank this Week: 2345

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/
  • Jul 1

    Proper Procedure for Aggravating Factor

    Proper Procedure for Aggravating Factor
    Not many sentences come from the aggravated range—four percent in Fiscal Year 2013/14, according to the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission. But when you use the aggravated range, you want to make sure to do it…
  • Jun 30

    It’s Time to Register Your Moped

    It’s Time to Register Your Moped
    Beginning tomorrow, mopeds must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles to be lawfully operated on the state’s roadways. This post addresses several questions that have arisen regarding this new requirement.  What’s…
  • Jun 29

    The North Carolina Criminal Self-Dealing Statute: Five Things You Should Know

    The North Carolina Criminal Self-Dealing Statute: Five Things You Should Know
    My colleague Frayda Bluestein recently wrote a post with the above title on the School of Government’s local government blog. Her post begins as follows: In North Carolina, it is a crime for certain public officials and employees…
Rank this Week: 1444

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3710

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    My Selection for Democrat Choice for New Mexico Supreme Court

    My Selection for Democrat Choice for New Mexico Supreme Court
    The Governor will be able to select her choice in the next couple of months due to the retirement of The Honorable Justice Richard Bosson, and her selection will occupy the seat until the next election cycle.  Her selection will also…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Upholds Parental Privilege Doctrine

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Upholds Parental Privilege Doctrine
    Just released yesterday.  Here's a link to the Washington Post story on the…
  • Jul 1

    State v. Lucero: New Mexico Court of Appeal

    State v. Lucero: New Mexico Court of Appeal
    Lucero involves a defendant who was charged with first-degree murder.  He requested a self-defense instruction and the trial court decided not to give the instruction. The Court of Appeals reverses the defendant's conviction, which was…
Rank this Week: 2466

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/
  • Jul 1

    The Banality of Samantha Hill

    The Banality of Samantha Hill
    Apparently I was mistaken.I was deeply moved by the families of the victims of the Charleston killings.  I thought it a wondrous thing, not to forget, but to forgive.  To return mercy for hatred.  That's a theme here, of…
  • Jun 30

    1 +1 +1 +1 +1 = 5

    1 +1 +1 +1 +1 = 5
    I have spent a lot of time in the last week speaking with people who had the good sense not to go to law school.  Bright people.  Educated people, many of them.  Folks who know more, far more, than the general public about our…
  • Jun 26

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i
    For the last couple of days, I've been attending the annual conference of Reform Sex Offender Laws. RSOL brings together lawyers, scholars, activists, sex offenders and, especially, the unrecognized victims of the crimes of sex offenders,…
Rank this Week: 354

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 1

    For $167,000, You Too Can Call A Woman A “Chick”

    For $167,000, You Too Can Call A Woman A “Chick”
    Try as he might, Nevada State Trooper Greg Monroe could not come up with a sufficient reason to search Straughn Gorman’s RV.  It seems almost impossible to believe, but it’s true.  And yet, his tenacity was a thing to…
  • Jul 1

    The Price of Transparency in McKinney

    The Price of Transparency in McKinney
    Among the many quick and easy answers people come up with when faced with an information gap is the knee-jerk, FOIL it!  Because there’s a law that says information wants to be free, and if there’s a law, then it must work.…
  • Jun 30

    Disrespectful, Discourteous & Annoying? Bummer

    Disrespectful, Discourteous & Annoying? Bummer
    Like the ends of a vise squeezing, squeezing the delicate ears of the middle of our great nation, the highest courts in Washington State and New York have confirmed what should never have been a question: cursing at a cop is not a crime.…
Rank this Week: 19

Richard B. Huttner Blog

Richard B. Huttner Blog

Provides information on Denver criminal defense.

http://www.criminallawyerdenver.com/denver-criminal-defense-blog/
  • Jul 1

    Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Violence? What To Do

    Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Violence? What To Do
    No one ever wants to be put in the position of being wrongfully accused of domestic violence but if you find yourself in this situation, the decisions you make about how you conduct yourself can make a big difference in how your case is dealt…
  • Jun 2

    Misdemeanor DUI vs. Felony DUI in Colorado

    Misdemeanor DUI vs. Felony DUI in Colorado
    In Colorado, a DUI can be considered either a felony or a misdemeanor crime. No matter how it is being treated, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting expert advice from a Denver DUI attorney and understand the differences…
  • Apr 25

    Felony DUI Charges and How Your DUI Lawyer Can Help

    Felony DUI Charges and How Your DUI Lawyer Can Help
    What is a DUI? Colorado law enforcement refers to drunk driving offenses as either DUI (Driving Under the Influence), triggered by .08% or higher Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), or DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired), triggered by .05%…
Rank this Week: 2426

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny
    After Charleston Alexandria Williams, Jr. “was convicted in a bench trial of grand larceny in violation of [Virginia] Code § 18.2–95”, he appealed.  Williams v. Commonwealth, 2015 WL 1782088 (Court of Appeals…
  • Jun 29

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
  • Jun 26

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program
    After a jury convicted Tracy T. Rowe of one count of burglary, in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12, and the judge sentenced him to “eight years in prison for the conviction”, he appealed.  State v. Rowe,…
Rank this Week: 667

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 1

    Expungement: How does it work? When can it be used?

    Expungement: How does it work? When can it be used?
    People who have been convicted of crimes in Texas may face a lot of hardships. Many employers and landlords require applicants and potential tenants to list previous convictions on their applications. A past conviction can cause a person to…
  • Jun 24

    Non-Disclosure Agreement: What is It, and What Happens If You Break It?

    Non-Disclosure Agreement: What is It, and What Happens If You Break It?
    In the business world, companies can go to great lengths to protect their trade secrets. One of the most common legal ways that businesses protect their secrets is to establish a non-disclosure agreement. A non-disclosure agreement is a…
  • Jun 17

    What to Do When You’ve Been Charged with Animal Cruelty

    What to Do When You’ve Been Charged with Animal Cruelty
    Texas has been enforcing animal cruelty laws for well over 100 years. Because Texas is home to many people who raise and care for livestock, this state has a history of punishing people who mistreat domesticated animals. However, animal…
Rank this Week: 2255

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

South Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By William Wallshein, P.A.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Consequences of Arrests in Florida

    Consequences of Arrests in Florida
    An arrest, even when no trial results, or when the arrestee is found innocent, has far-reaching consequences. Arrests are matters of public record and they can affect a person’s ability to get a job, find housing, get into college, and…
  • Jun 29

    Disorderly Conduct

    Disorderly Conduct
    When a person causes a disturbance in a public place, disorderly conduct charges may result. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor, and the charges may not seem serious. However, the real cost of a disorderly conduct arrest or conviction is…
  • Jun 26

    Cell Phones and Searche

    Cell Phones and Searche
    With advances in technology come changes in the law. One area of criminal law that has a significant impact on today’s society deals with cell phones and searches. Today, nearly everyone has a cell phone and cell phones can contain…
Rank this Week: 2582

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
Rank this Week: 4085

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Help! The Florida Highway Patrol Stole My Vehicle

    Help! The Florida Highway Patrol Stole My Vehicle
    Demanding the Adversarial Preliminary Hearing under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Division of Florida Highway Patrol has increased the frequency in which is it seizing…
  • May 25

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case

    Florida Courses on Rule 3.220 and Brady / Giglio - Legal and Ethical Obligations of Discovery in Criminal Case
    When was the last time you received a Brady Notice?Many believe that prosecutors will start to take a different approach to disclosing Brady material as a result of the recent amendments to Rule 3.113. The courses are intended to teach…
  • May 8

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida

    Phantom "Hit and Run" Non-Contact Crash in Florida
    What happens if your car did not actually come into contact with any other car involved in the crash? If you look in the rear view mirror and see a crash behind you are you required to stop and render aid? Can you be charged with "hit and…
Rank this Week: 1082

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jun 30

    Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

    Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
    In a civil rights decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld disparate impact claims are recognized under the Fair Housing Act. The issue the court considered is whether, under a proper interpretation of the FHA, housing decisions with…
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell v. Hodges — Equal Protection Same-Sex Marriage

    Obergefell v. Hodges — Equal Protection Same-Sex Marriage
    In a historic civil rights ruling, the United States Supreme Court held the equal protection clause applies to same-sex marriages, and the United States Constitution requires states to treat same-sex marriages the same as traditional…
  • Jun 25

    ICANN Possibly Removing Privacy Protection

    ICANN Possibly Removing Privacy Protection
    ICANN is considering a rule where domain holders with sites associated to “commercial activity” will no longer be able to use privacy protection techniques. The protection of private information for websites with commercial…
Rank this Week: 1018

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Federal Hiring Rules vs. State Marijuana Law

    Federal Hiring Rules vs. State Marijuana Law
    In many states across the country, marijuana use is becoming more and more accepted; laws in various states now allow recreational and/or medical use of marijuana or have eased the penalties associated with using the drug once criminalized…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Approves Continued Use of Problematic Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Approves Continued Use of Problematic Execution Drug
    Yesterday, in the case of Glossip v. Gross, the United States Supreme Court ruled against three death row inmates who were seeking to prevent the use of a certain lethal injection drug that can cause excruciating pain. The majority opinion,…
  • Jun 25

    The 411 on Florida's Felony Murder Law

    The 411 on Florida's Felony Murder Law
    "Murder" is a widely used and commonly applied word, especially in discussion of high-profile criminal cases. Based on the popular understanding of the crime of murder, you might think that anyone charged with murder is simply facing the…
Rank this Week: 4307

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED
    We're losing one of the good gals. We first met Vicki Sigler when she was a no-nonsense -take no guff-PD who fought like hell for her clients, with a little bit of a  home-spun old time Florida accent.When she ran for the bench and…
  • Jun 28

    DISQUALIFIED!

    DISQUALIFIED!
    Before their ridiculous runs for the presidency, three of the GOP's finest (please don't think I am not being sarcastic), Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee have disqualified themselves to be President.  The reason is simple, they…
  • Jun 26

    WHO DO YOU LOVE, BABY? IT DON'T MATTER!!

    WHO DO YOU LOVE, BABY? IT DON'T MATTER!!
    In a decision, much closer than I thought it would be, SCOTUS  has reversed the 6th Circuit and made marriage a union between two adults, no matter what their sexual orientation.  Showing no faith in the political process, as they…
Rank this Week: 959

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1177

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    A Different Approach to Expunging a Record

    A Different Approach to Expunging a Record
    Expunging a record can be a time consuming process, because you have to wait on the government at several different stages.  For example, at the very beginning of the expunge process (as opposed to the sealing process), you must get the…
  • Jun 28

    It’s a Crime to be Poor

    It’s a Crime to be Poor
    “A poor girl wants to marry, and a rich girl wants to flirt  A rich man goes to college, and a poor man goes to work” – Charlie Daniels Band Let’s face it, the deck is stacked against the poor.  If…
  • Jun 10

    Sex Offenders, Probation, and Pornography

    Sex Offenders, Probation, and Pornography
    Florida has lots of folks on probation.  For the fiscal year 2013-2014, the Department of Corrections supervised 143,809 citizens.  Our success rate was 56.4%, and it costs the state $1,825/year to supervise these 143,809 people.…
Rank this Week: 3901

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Is GERD an Acceptable DWI Defense?

    Is GERD an Acceptable DWI Defense?
    Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder or GERD is a chronic digestive disorder that occurs when an individual’s lower esophageal sphincter is weakened. Contents of the stomach leak upwards from the stomach and into the esophagus, often…
  • Jun 24

    Reliability of the DWI Alphabet Test

    Reliability of the DWI Alphabet Test
    Every year, thousands of drivers across the United States are charged with impaired driving. Many of these arrests and charges are partly based on the driver’s inability to perform field sobriety tests. As discussed in earlier posts,…
  • Jun 18

    7 Ways Alcohol Can Affect Your Driving Skill

    7 Ways Alcohol Can Affect Your Driving Skill
    We blogged earlier about the most common traffic offenses committed by intoxicated drivers.  This blog discusses why such traffic offenses may occur after an individual has consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol. Driving…
Rank this Week: 2693

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Murder Conviction Reinstated by Illinois Supreme Court

    Murder Conviction Reinstated by Illinois Supreme Court
    The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of a lower court of appeals and reinstated the first-degree murder conviction and 70-year sentence of Mark Downs, who shot and killed a 6-year-old boy, Nico Contreras, in his sleep. The…
  • Jun 26

    Firearms, Clothing Provide Possible Link to Chicago Home Invasion

    Firearms, Clothing Provide Possible Link to Chicago Home Invasion
    Police investigating a Chicago home invasion have recovered firearms and clothing that may further link the suspects, who are already in custody, to the crime. But even if police can prove that the items belonged to the suspects, that fact…
  • Jun 25

    Child Abuse, Mandatory Reporters and Illinois Law

    Child Abuse, Mandatory Reporters and Illinois Law
    The recent revelation that Josh Duggar, oldest son of “19 Kids and Counting” stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, molested at least three of his sisters and an unrelated female when he was 14 years old has raised questions about…
Rank this Week: 2970