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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/
Rank this Week: 820

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 17

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc
    Chelsea Clinton announced today she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a child. Hillary and Bill are of course, excited. Hillary tweeted: “My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!” The new addition to the…
  • Apr 17

    Thursday Night Open Thread

    Thursday Night Open Thread
    Just getting home from work and I see our last open thread is full. Here's another one. All topics welcome. I hope to get something substantive posted after checking the news later tonight. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 16

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    There was a hearing today in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. John Edwards is back in the courtroom - practicing law. El Capo is about to begin. It's really hard to understand without captions. I wish there was an episode review…
Rank this Week: 3

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 17

    What's the Biggest Problem in the Criminal Justice System?

    What's the Biggest Problem in the Criminal Justice System?
    Is it that we've locked up to many criminals, or that we have too much crime?Congressional backers of slashing mandatory minimum sentences plainly believe the former.  Their main slogan is "incarceration nation," and they claim there's a…
  • Apr 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Tennessee May Revive Electric Chair: The Tennessee House has adopted a bill that will allow use of the electric chair as an alternative execution method if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.  Erik Schelzig of the Associated Press…
  • Apr 17

    On Brodway. Or is it Broadwey?

    On Brodway. Or is it Broadwey?
    Off topic but funny, Ellen Huet has this post at SFGate on typos literally set in concrete in the City by the Bay....
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Apr 17

    "Critical reflections on the Cantu commutation ... aka why some federal prosecutors perhaps deserve to be demonized"

    "Critical reflections on the Cantu commutation ... aka why some federal prosecutors perhaps deserve to be demonized"
    It's hard not to agree with Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy on this one. In part: The more I reflect on the typo-correction sentence commutation of federal prisoner Cesar Huerta Cantu (basics here), and especially after re-reading…
  • Apr 17

    "'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015"

    "'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015"
    From CNN.com: The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players. . . . Advocates say the…
  • Apr 17

    Klein et al. on Federal and State Charging Practice

    Klein et al. on Federal and State Charging Practice
    Susan R. Klein , Michael Gramer , Daniel Graver and Jessica Kindell Winchell (University of Texas School of Law , University of Texas at Austin - School of Law , University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and...
Rank this Week: 96

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 17

    As Regulators Closed In, TelexFree Execs Scrambled To Move Asset

    As Regulators Closed In, TelexFree Execs Scrambled To Move Asset
    It reads like a spy thriller you would expect out of Hollywood.  As authorities closed in on a massive fraud, one of the company's top executives sought to elude a raid on the company's headquarters by walking out the front door with…
  • Apr 16

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy
    Federal authorities continued their quest to prosecute those connected to the massive $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Scott Rothstein, with Rothstein's former CFO becoming the 18th person to face charges to date.  Irene Shannon,…
  • Apr 16

    Judge Revokes Bond For Accused Ponzi Schemer After Contact With Victim

    Judge Revokes Bond For Accused Ponzi Schemer After Contact With Victim
    A federal judge has revoked bail for a Florida man accused of orchestrating a $70.9 million Ponzi scheme, siding with prosecutors' allegations of "brazen" violations of a "no-contact" condition of his bail.  Joseph Signore,…
Rank this Week: 417

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law
    In July 2013, the Illinois state legislature passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which came into effect in early 2014. This law created a system by which the Illinois State Police may issue concealed carry gun permits to individuals who…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
Rank this Week: 936

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 17

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’
    Two days before the 25th anniversary of the Central Park Jogger attack, supporters of the men known as the "Central Park Five," who were wrongly convicted of the crime, will rally in New York City's City Hall Park this afternoon at 4 p.m. to…
  • Apr 16

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit
    On Tuesday, Philadelphia's District Attorney, Seth Williams, announced the creation of the city's Conviction Review Unit. The unit, which will investigate claims of innocence in homicide convictions, will be under the leadership of veteran…
  • Apr 15

    Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck Discusses Race Bias in the Court

    Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck Discusses Race Bias in the Court
    In a new article written for Salon.com, Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck discusses race bias in the criminal justice system, focusing on a case before North Carolina's high court. Thirty years after Glenn Ford, who is…
Rank this Week: 807

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253…

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253 (4-17-14)(Clifton with Dorsey, D.J.; concurrence by Reinhardt).  How far does a judge have to go to evidence bias at sentencing?  Here, the court approached the line in sentencing when talking about…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202…

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202 (4-17-14)(Fisher with Berzon; partial dissent by Alarcon).  The 9th vacated two counts of sending threats via email because the district court precluded the defense expert from testifying about diminished…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387…

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387 (4-17-14)(Nelson with Paez; dissent by Nguyen).  The district court denied defendant's motion for early termination of SR for failing to adequately explain why the court denied the motion.  There was no…
Rank this Week: 346

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/
  • Apr 17

    OPERATION LIFESAVER

    OPERATION LIFESAVER
    Press Release For Immediate Release Press Release Idaho Operation Lifesaver "Officer On A Train" and "Adopt A Crossing" On Monday, April 21, 2014, City, County and State Law Enforcement Officers will be conducting an "Officer On A…
  • Apr 14

    Idaho State Police Seek Information on the Location of Samuel John McCartney

    Idaho State Police Seek Information on the Location of Samuel John McCartney
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information…
  • Apr 14

    Regional Communications Centers Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

    Regional Communications Centers Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information…
Rank this Week: 133

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    X was the only defendant to take the stand

    X was the only defendant to take the stand
    X was the only defendant to take the stand. He testified that all the incidents of sexual contact were consensual. According to his testimony, the complainant voluntarily accompanied them to Brooklyn, was affectionate toward him in the car,…
  • Apr 17

    Memorandum in Support...cont

    Memorandum in Support...cont
    Inasmuch as the criminal statute is not clear on its face, resort to other means of interpretation is appropriate. The primary purpose in doing so is to ascertain the intention of the legislature in enacting the statute. To that end,...
  • Apr 16

    Memorandum in Support

    Memorandum in Support
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, the New York State recently enacted an amendment to its Criminal Procedure Law granting victims of certain sex crimes the right to require the convicted defendant to submit to HIV related testing and...
Rank this Week: 1375

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/
Rank this Week: 644

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/
  • Apr 17

    Sweet irony: Florida man named "cocaine" arrested on drug charge

    Sweet irony: Florida man named "cocaine" arrested on drug charge
    Talk about bad karma...Florida native Edward Cocaine was arrested earlier this week on felony drug possession. Per the Pembroke Pines Police Department report, Mr. Cocaine was stopped for a traffic violation as he had an obscured…
  • Apr 9

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage
    From the BayNews9 website, a local teacher is facing felony charges after going on an alcohol binge... 30-year-old Keesha Graham will not want to bring this up at her next show-and-tell. The St. Petersburg second-grade teacher was arrested…
  • Apr 4

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested
    A local crime story from the Tampa Bay Times that brings up some interesting questions about juvenile crime versus adult criminal charges. 16 year-old A. Peterson made his first appearance in the Pinellas county juvenile court yesterday…
Rank this Week: 741

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania

    Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C. Successfully Argues That Statute is Unconstitutional in Franklin County Pennsylvania
    In a decision published on April 17, 2014, Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that that 42 Pa.C.S. A. §9712.1(c) related to mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for offenders…
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
Rank this Week: 776

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: 109

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield
    Andrew Cohen writes, "Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days," of the Week. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Last week, in a decision that contorted both law and fact, a state judge ruled against an illiterate,...
  • Apr 17

    Beaumont Enterprise Editorial on LI Drug Secrecy

    Beaumont Enterprise Editorial on LI Drug Secrecy
    Today's Beaumont Enterprise publishes the editorial, "Texas must reveal source of execution drugs." Attorney General Greg Abbott was right the first time: The state of Texas must reveal the source of the execution drugs it uses - just as…
  • Apr 17

    Oklahoma Justices Send Execution Case To Lower Court

    Oklahoma Justices Send Execution Case To Lower Court
    That's the title of an Associated Press report, via KOTV-TV. The Oklahoma Supreme Court says it is not the place for death-row inmates to go if they want a stay of execution. Justices said Thursday that the Oklahoma Court of...
Rank this Week: 102

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Police Pull Gun on 11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort

    Police Pull Gun on 11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort
    An 11-year-old boy in Georgia found himself staring down the barrel of a gun all because he left a few sticks on the ground near his neighbor’s house. Like Gordie Lachance in Stand By Me, 11-year-old Omari Grant was looking to make some…
  • Apr 15

    How Long After A Motorcycle Accident Do I Have To File An Injury Claim?

    How Long After A Motorcycle Accident Do I Have To File An Injury Claim?
    Spring is finally here, and although you’ll have to keep an eye out for potholes, it’s almost time to uncover your two-wheel beauty for the season. If you’re like a lot of riders in the Twin Cities, you’ve already had…
  • Apr 10

    Daughter’s Facebook Post Costs Dad $80,000 from Personal Injury Case Win

    Daughter’s Facebook Post Costs Dad $80,000 from Personal Injury Case Win
    The daughter of a school administrator in Florida cost her father $80,000 by blabbing about his recent personal injury case victory on Facebook.  Patrick Snay, 69, won $80,000 in reparations from a 2011 age discrimination suit against…
Rank this Week: 3432

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Massachusetts Sexual Assault Case That Will Never Be Proved If Suspect Does Not Talk to the Cop

    Massachusetts Sexual Assault Case That Will Never Be Proved If Suspect Does Not Talk to the Cop
    Yesterday I received a call from a client. He told me that the police in a certain suburban Boston, Massachusetts town wanted to talk to him about a sexual assault. When pressed he learned that the allegations were hideous – rape of a…
  • Apr 15

    What Happens in Massachusetts if You Obliterate a Firearm Serial Number

    What Happens in Massachusetts if You Obliterate a Firearm Serial Number
    Today’s Lawrence Eagle Tribune has an article about two Lawrence men who were trying to melt a gun in a microwave at a local hotel. Socorro Vargas-Martinez and Hector Perez were renting a room at the hotel in which there was an…
  • Apr 14

    Cape Cod Woman Charged As Accessory After the Fact to Shooting

    Cape Cod Woman Charged As Accessory After the Fact to Shooting
    Today’s Portland Press Herald reports that two Massachusetts residents have been apprehended in Maine and will be brought back to Falmouth to face felony charges. Leah Wiinikainen and David Byron were allegedly involved in a shooting…
Rank this Week: 121

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
  • Apr 8

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
Rank this Week: 300

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Scam Involving $8M in Losse

    Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Scam Involving $8M in Losse
    Victoria l. Sprouse, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on April 15, 2014, for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme involving the use of false mortgage applications and HUD-1 Settlement Statements. According to media reports, Sprouse was…
  • Apr 17

    Final Defendant Sentenced in Foreclosure Rescue/Drug Distribution Scheme

    Final Defendant Sentenced in Foreclosure Rescue/Drug Distribution Scheme
    Julius Williams, 43, McKinney, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with a combination foreclosure rescue, grow house and drug distribution scheme in the Eastern District of Texas… The defendant pleaded guilty on…
  • Apr 16

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner
    Anna S. Lee, 54, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and her daughter, Jennifer H. Lee, 25, New York City, New York, were arrested on Monday, April 14, 2014, in connection with an alleged real estate loan scam wherein the defendants fraudulently…
Rank this Week: 2

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3047

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 858

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/
  • Apr 17

    Farid Fata Seeks Venue Change in Health Care Fraud Trial

    Farid Fata Seeks Venue Change in Health Care Fraud Trial
    After conducting a telephone poll of potential jurors to determine possible jury bias, Dr. Farid Fata has moved for a change of venue in the Medicare fraud case against him. Fata claims that the jury pool in the Eastern District of Michigan…
  • Apr 10

    Parties Submit Dueling Letters Over Validity of Rengan Rajaratnam Indictment

    Parties Submit Dueling Letters Over Validity of Rengan Rajaratnam Indictment
    In a flurry of letters following oral argument on Rengan Rajaratnam's pending motion to dismiss the indictment against him, the government and Rajaratnam's defense counsel continue to debate whether Count One of the indictment is proper…
  • Apr 7

    Government Argues Ample Evidence Supports Martoma Conviction

    Government Argues Ample Evidence Supports Martoma Conviction
    On Thursday, the government opposed Mathew Martoma’s motion to set aside the jury’s insider trading verdict, claiming that they “presented ample proof” from which a reasonable jury could have found him guilty on…
Rank this Week: 1259

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3963

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Rape Shield Statute Does Not Apply to All Sex Crime

    The Rape Shield Statute Does Not Apply to All Sex Crime
    In the case of Deven Cooper versus the State of Florida, Mr. Cooper was convicted of the crimes of lewd or lascivious battery and molestation.  At his trial, Cooper’s lawyer was not allowed to question Cooper’s accuser about…
  • Apr 11

    Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder is Set Free After 25 Year

    Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder is Set Free After 25 Year
    It is often because of DNA evidence that wrongfully-convicted people are released from prison.  However, as the following New York Times story demonstrates, that is not always the case. By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD April 8, 2014 A…
  • Apr 4

    Sending Child Pornography From Your Cell Phone to Your Computer is Not Necessarily a Crime

    Sending Child Pornography From Your Cell Phone to Your Computer is Not Necessarily a Crime
    In the case of the United States versus Michael Grzybowicz, Mr. Grzybowicz was charged with, among other things, committing the federal crime of distributing child pornography.  That charge was based upon evidence that four pictures of…
Rank this Week: 2937

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Apr 17

    New Drunk Driving App Aims to Inform Drivers of Their Right

    New Drunk Driving App Aims to Inform Drivers of Their Right
    “Oh Crap” is a new smart phone app from West Des Moines, Iowa that is designed to educate drivers about their rights if they are pulled over. According to FOX News, the main purpose of the app is to record users’…
  • Apr 16

    Minor in Consumption at Arizona College

    Minor in Consumption at Arizona College
    In a study done by Columbia University, results showed that 22.9 percent of college students met the definition of an alcohol or drug abuser. With three well-known colleges in Arizona, the rules for underage drinking across the state remain…
  • Apr 15

    Arson Suspected in Phoenix Apartment Fire

    Arson Suspected in Phoenix Apartment Fire
    A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being hospitalized with her mother and three younger siblings. This tragedy occurred as the result of a fire at the family’s apartment in Phoenix. Police believe the fire…
Rank this Week: 2357

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota
    Many people believe the crime of burglary is defined as breaking into a residence a stealing someone else’s property, but that’s not necessarily the case. In it’s least criminal degree (4th), Minnesota defines the act of…
  • Apr 16

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case
    Few people have sympathy for convicted murderers, and rightly so, but you may feel differently after hearing the story of Ryan Holle, who was convicted of murder at the age of 21. What’s unique about Holle’s case is that the…
  • Apr 15

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart
    A Minnesota man was arrested for driving under the influence after authorities say he was operating a child’s go-kart above the legal limit. Bobby Khaoone, 25, was arrested in the city of Austin during a late-night joyride in the wee…
Rank this Week: 1452

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota
    Many people believe the crime of burglary is defined as breaking into a residence a stealing someone else’s property, but that’s not necessarily the case. In it’s least criminal degree (4th), Minnesota defines the act of…
  • Apr 16

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case
    Few people have sympathy for convicted murderers, and rightly so, but you may feel differently after hearing the story of Ryan Holle, who was convicted of murder at the age of 21. What’s unique about Holle’s case is that the…
  • Apr 15

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart
    A Minnesota man was arrested for driving under the influence after authorities say he was operating a child’s go-kart above the legal limit. Bobby Khaoone, 25, was arrested in the city of Austin during a late-night joyride in the wee…
Rank this Week: 1162

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 845

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Welcome to Our Guest Blogger, Jon Ibanez!

    Welcome to Our Guest Blogger, Jon Ibanez!
    I have the pleasure to announce that our recent guest blogger, Jon C. Ibanez, will become a regular contributor to DUIblog.   A graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an honors graduate of Western State University…
  • Apr 16

    DUI DMV Hearing: Where’s the Due Process?

    DUI DMV Hearing: Where’s the Due Process?
    I often tell my students that when they hear the phrase “due process” they should think of fairness. When it comes to criminal actions in a court of law, due process (at least in theory) is the cornerstone to the proceedings.…
  • Apr 14

    Legislators Continue to Crack Down on Drunk Driving….but Exempt Themselve

    Legislators Continue to Crack Down on Drunk Driving….but Exempt Themselve
    I've posted in the past about the disturbing — but not surprising — phenomenon of legislators, in their never-ending efforts to get reelected, stumbling over themselves to loudly trumpet the passage of ever-tougher drunk driving…
Rank this Week: 2806

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
  • Apr 16

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?
    Caesar Cantu plead guilty to marijuana trafficking and was sentenced to 11.5 years in federal court. Due solely to a scribbners error an additional 42 months was added to his sentence on the judgment and conviction. However, the district…
  • Apr 14

    WHY IS THIS NIGHT....

    WHY IS THIS NIGHT....
    "Why is this night different from all other nights?"For those of you who observe Passover in this season of miracles, Happy Pesach.  Good Friday and Easter Sunday and ABC's airing of the Ten Commandments coming up this…
Rank this Week: 227

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Ohio Criminal Appeals Blog

Provides Ohio criminal appeals news, views and insights. By J. Adam Engel, LLC.

http://www.adamengel.net/appealsblog/
Rank this Week: 3865

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/
  • Apr 17

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    I’ve been enjoying WRAL’s website lately. The News and Observer is putting more content behind a paywall, and WRAL has had a series of interesting criminal justice stories. The most recent is this one, an inside look at North…
  • Apr 16

    Avoiding Criminal Charges by Not Coming to Court

    Avoiding Criminal Charges by Not Coming to Court
    Not showing up for court is, generally speaking, bad trial strategy.  In criminal court, such behavior can result in such unpleasantness as entry of an order for arrest and the revocation of one’s driver’s license.  In…
  • Apr 15

    RJA Oral Argument

    RJA Oral Argument
    The state supreme court heard oral argument yesterday in two cases concerning the Racial Justice Act. In the first case, Superior Court Judge Gregory Weeks struck down the death sentence imposed on Marcus Robinson under the RJA as enacted in…
Rank this Week: 949

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice
    I just learned about an important NIJ-funded project and report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which examines in depth federal prosecutorial charging decisions across US District Courts. The research was complete by…
  • Apr 17

    "Culpability and Modern Crime"

    "Culpability and Modern Crime"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper by Samuel Buell now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal law has developed to prohibit new forms of intrusion on the autonomy and mental processes...
  • Apr 16

    Another bizarre, sad and fatal case of reefer madness?

    Another bizarre, sad and fatal case of reefer madness?
    As reported in this prior post, a Denver coroner report concluded that a young man fell to his death in March after eating marijuana cookies which may have caused him to act erratically. Now, as reported in this local article,...
Rank this Week: 119

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book
    For those who want to read it, my general review of the Cohan book, published by Commentary, is here. Stuart has reviewed the book in the New Republic, and Peter Berkowitz has an intriguing review in Real Clear Politics.A few notes on the…
  • Apr 15

    DNA & "Thousands of Years" of Rape Prosecution

    DNA & "Thousands of Years" of Rape Prosecution
    Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour yesterday, appearing on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” and WUNC’s “State of Things.” It’s hard at this stage to escape notice that Cohan’s press…
  • Apr 14

    Fisking Cohan on Rehm

    Fisking Cohan on Rehm
    Yesterday, author William D. Cohan made an extended appearance on the Diane Rehm Show. The hour-long session gave him the most detailed opportunity to present his controversial twin theses that “something happened” and Mike…
Rank this Week: 569

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Dogs, and Cats, and Gorillas! Oh, My!

    Dogs, and Cats, and Gorillas! Oh, My!
    Did you know that attorneys are also pet lovers? Some of us even have our dog join us at our office. Here’s a list of attorneys and their beloved pets, friends and coworkers:  Pluto from Tina Willis of Tina Willis Law    …
  • Apr 11

    Five People Charged in Victoria’s Secret Theft Ring in Hazel Park

    Five People Charged in Victoria’s Secret Theft Ring in Hazel Park
    Five people were recently arrested in what Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard called “the largest retail theft ring” he had even seen.  The theft ring, which investigators initially thought involved drugs, turned out to…
  • Apr 10

    Sugar Land Man Held in Custody Pending Trial for Child Pornography

    Sugar Land Man Held in Custody Pending Trial for Child Pornography
    A Sugar Land, Texas man is in federal custody while he awaits trial on charges of child pornography.  Glenn Casey Portwood, 52, is believed to be a danger to the community, and was ordered to remain in custody by U.S. Magistrate Judge…
Rank this Week: 285

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Judicial Incentives: Why Judges Won’t Condemn Cop

    Judicial Incentives: Why Judges Won’t Condemn Cop
    At WaPo Conspiracy, Chicago lawprof Will Baude picked up on five lying Chicago cops (which five?  this five. Not to be confused with any other five, or four, or six).  He calls the story remarkable, not because cops lie, but because…
  • Apr 17

    SCOTUSBlog’s Proper Place

    SCOTUSBlog’s Proper Place
    Within the realm of blawgs, one stands out above all others.  While there is blog in its blood, SCOTUSBlog has long since left behind the days when Tom Goldstein ran it from his kitchen table in a bathrobe. If there is a question on…
  • Apr 16

    Seven Days In The Erie Can

    Seven Days In The Erie Can
    It’s not that the crime with which William Payne is charged will make him particularly sympathetic, even with the usual caveat that the guy is innocent because he has yet to be proven guilty.  Yes, we all adore the innocent,…
Rank this Week: 74

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season
    Prom Season in Ohio brings forth a big law enforcement response. Undercover agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are taking an active role in enforcing Ohio’s alcohol laws to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe prom season.…
  • Apr 16

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season.  So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures;…
  • Apr 14

    Do You Offer Free DUI Consultation?

    Do You Offer Free DUI Consultation?
    We offer a free DUI consultation because the most important decision you will make in defending your case will be hiring the right DUI attorney.  Here is a common sense guide to making the most of your time. You should walk out…
Rank this Week: 259

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    New Domestic Violence Bill Proposed at Statehouse

    New Domestic Violence Bill Proposed at Statehouse
    A new bill – S 853 – was unveiled at the statehouse last Tuesday.  The bill establishes new crimes related to domestic violence, new legal provisions to protect alleged victims, and new training for judges in relation to…
  • Apr 8

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Natick woman, Erika Lambe-Holland, and her boyfriend, Michael George Simmons, were accused of attacking each other in separate incidents last weekend. The article states that…
  • Mar 14

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal

    Office of the Inspector General Issues Report on Hinton Lab Scandal
    This past week, the Massachusetts’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued its long-awaited report on the Hinton drug lab scandal. The purpose of the OIG’s investigation was to look at how the Hinton lab was run for the…
Rank this Week: 1223

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 524

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced
    Christopher MartinchickOriginal Article 04/15/2014 FORT COLLINS - A former Longmont police officer who admitted to the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Loveland was sentenced Tuesday to eight years of sex offender intensive supervised…
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
  • Apr 16

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust
    Original Article 04/15/2014 By Noah Pransky PINELLAS COUNTY - Following another major bust of suspects accused of seeking sex with underage children, 10 Investigates renewed its public records requests into how law enforcement operates its…
Rank this Week: 6

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 17

    Pre-filing Investigation in San Diego: I Am Not Guilty, Should I Talk to the Police?

    Pre-filing Investigation in San Diego: I Am Not Guilty, Should I Talk to the Police?
    Imagine that the police have either detained you or they have asked you to come in and speak with them.  You know you are not guilty of committing any criminal offense and are tempted to talk to them to clear your name. Although it may…
  • Apr 15

    Can I Get a Bond on a Felony Violation of Probation in San Diego?

    Can I Get a Bond on a Felony Violation of Probation in San Diego?
    There are several ways to violate felony probation in San Diego. Getting charged with a new crime is an obvious violation, but you can also get a technical violation for things such as failing a drug test at probation or not notifying your…
  • Apr 8

    Possession, Sale, or Trafficking Methadone in San Diego

    Possession, Sale, or Trafficking Methadone in San Diego
    If you have been charged with the possession, sale or trafficking of methadone in San Diego, you might be wondering what the possible penalties will be if you are convicted. In San Diego, methadone is a Schedule II drug, meaning it has a…
Rank this Week: 3494

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/
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
  • Apr 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
  • Apr 10

    It's Not Just a Procedure, It's Due Proce

    It's Not Just a Procedure, It's Due Proce
    Not long after I moved to Toledo from Texas, I was talking with a judge in his chambers.  He'd been a judge for a long time, I was new to town.  Neither of us knew much of anything about the other.  We'd just met and were…
Rank this Week: 587

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 16

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it
    I recently posted on the initial steps after getting a DUI and the decision to hire a DUI attorney. The decision to go to jury trial and which attorney to hire should go hand in hand. Some attorneys never go to trial. Things happen in…
  • Apr 4

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney
    From 64 down to four. The Aztec-ian dreams are long faded into hopes for next year. Now Mort and co. attempts to predict who will win it all. Mort has his attorney, and feels a mild sense of satisfaction- and apprehension. After selecting…
  • Mar 28

    March Madness III- Choosing an Attorney

    March Madness III- Choosing an Attorney
    The Aztecs run has come to an end, to the disappointment of Mort and many other San Diego State fans. To get more substance into this post, we will drop the narrative for now and focus on the attorney question. The search for an attorney is…
Rank this Week: 3948

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 16

    Sexual Battery Charges Against Suspect in BYU Groping

    Sexual Battery Charges Against Suspect in BYU Groping
    A Utah man has had two sexual battery charges filed against him in the case involving suspected gropings of female students on the BYU campus. Just Out for a Jog? Police think the man, Nathan Eric Fletcher, would dress in athletic wear and…
  • Apr 9

    Dealing with a Hate Crime Under Utah Law

    Dealing with a Hate Crime Under Utah Law
    Salt Lake Police are investigating a recent occurrence that may end up being designated as a hate crime. What Happened? The situation the police are dealing with involves a gay man, his straight friend and another group of individuals who…
  • Apr 8

    Committing Offenses Against Members of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

    Committing Offenses Against Members of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole
    A Utah man already serving a lengthy prison sentence has been charged with a third degree felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to the Board of Pardons and Parole. Poison Pen Letter a Threat or Expression of Boredom? The man…
Rank this Week: 554

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    The Future Of Our "Rights": Punishment For Exercising The Right To Withhold Consent From Warrantless Searches?

    The Future Of Our "Rights": Punishment For Exercising The Right To Withhold Consent From Warrantless Searches?
    Attorney serving Oak Harbor, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, and Burlington discusses withholding consent from warrantless searches and seizures. A Minnesota appellate court recently appears to have claimed that the state may criminalize a…
  • Apr 8

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 2)

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 2)
    Attorney serving Oak Harbor, Island County, Whidbey Island, Coupeville, Skagit County, Anacortes, Burlington, Mt. Vernon, and Bellingham discusses the protections afforded to the home in Washington state. Although deterring domestic violence…
  • Mar 31

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 1)

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 1)
    The law has recognized that "every man's home is his castle." This does not mean that a homeowner can do whatever he or she pleases or engage in abuse. For example, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens has recently seen that he is not above the…
Rank this Week: 3511