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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: 821

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: 4830

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 3

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law
    Andrew Dyer (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Pre-Crime Control Measures: Anti-Association Laws (CRIMINALISATION AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN AUSTRALIA, T. Crofts, A. Loughnan, eds, Oxford University Press: UK, 2015) on…
  • Jul 2

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"
    The story is at Jurist: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [official website]ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the National Security Agency(NSA) [official website] may temporarily resume its program of systematically collecting…
  • Jul 2

    Clemente on Execution of "Idiots"

    Clemente on Execution of "Idiots"
    Michael A. Clemente has posted A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for 'Idiots' (Yale Law Journal, Vol. 124, No. 8, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When the Eighth Amendment was ratified, common law protections categorically…
Rank this Week: 139

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    TV Anchors Making DUI News [Themselves]

    TV Anchors Making DUI News [Themselves]
    When you report the news—whether you’re describing a fire in Chicago or a high-profile arrest for DUI in Los Angeles—you don’t want to end up as a story on the 6 p.m. broadcast. But that’s just what’s…
  • Jun 29

    Police and the DUI Driver and the City

    Police and the DUI Driver and the City
    Police officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers whom they can charge with a DUI in Los Angeles. So the last thing that impaired motorists usually want to do is to call attention to themselves and their driving. But in two recent…
  • Jun 24

    Los Angeles DUI Cases in Question

    Los Angeles DUI Cases in Question
    Hundreds of drivers found guilty of a Los Angeles DUI are getting another (unwelcome) day in court. An investigation by county prosecutors and the FBI has revealed that a former court clerk may have fixed as many as 1,000 DUI and other…
Rank this Week: 4235

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 3

    "The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity"

    "The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new NPR Morning Edition segment. Here is the piece's textual teaser: The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is expanding. But so are…
  • Jul 2

    Louisiana now with broadest (and least functional?) medical marijuana laws in South

    Louisiana now with broadest (and least functional?) medical marijuana laws in South
    As effectively reported in this local article, headlined "One word could render Louisiana's medical marijuana law useless, advocates say," there is big marijuana reform news in the Bayou. But, as the article also explains, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2297

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 3

    New CRS report: "Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System"

    New CRS report: "Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System"
    A helpful colleague alerted me to this intriguing new Congressional Research Service report concerning risk assessments and other crime-control focused criminal justice reforms. Here is the report's summary: The number of people incarcerated…
  • Jul 2

    Making the forceful (and effective) case that modern bail systems operate unconstitutionally

    Making the forceful (and effective) case that modern bail systems operate unconstitutionally
    This recent Slate piece, headlined ""Is Bail Unconstitutional?: Our broken system keeps the poor in jail and lets the rich walk free," highlights some impressive efforts by impressive lawyers to litigate strategically modern…
  • Jul 2

    Varied perspectives on the varied challenges facing varied victim

    Varied perspectives on the varied challenges facing varied victim
    I am sometimes inclined to say to my sentencing students that crime victims, especially victims of violent crimes, are often the most important and least understood players in the criminal justice system. Helpfully, these two new lengthy and…
Rank this Week: 223

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 3

    Big Books, Big Money

    Big Books, Big Money
    It seems like everybody’s an author today. Everybody but you. And me. Yet, I keep stumbling across baby lawyers writing books about subject they can barely spell, no less write intelligently about. Often published by no less prestigious…
  • Jul 3

    When Bail Is Unconstitutional

    When Bail Is Unconstitutional
    The question posed by the title to Leon Neyfakh’s Slate post seems rather outlandish.  Is Bail Unconstitutional?  Of course not. It’s ridiculous, as bail is obviously constitutional.  Except when it isn’t.…
  • Jul 2

    Why You Can’t Talk About Race (Or Anything Else)

    Why You Can’t Talk About Race (Or Anything Else)
    In a new video segment, the New York Times surveys its overly sensitive readers as to why they can’t talk about an issue that could desperately use some discussion. [My deepest apologies for subjecting you to the advertisement that…
Rank this Week: 30

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    OUI on an ATV in Maine

    OUI on an ATV in Maine
    All-terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs, are popular in Maine for both transportation and recreation. Maine residents and tourists alike enjoy Maine’s ATV trails as a way to get closer to Maine’s natural beauty. Since many ATV…
  • Jul 2

    What does it mean to plead nolo contendere?

    What does it mean to plead nolo contendere?
    When facing a criminal charge at court, most people know you can either enter a plea of Not Guilty, or you can enter a plea of Guilty. A few have heard of another type of plea called nolo contendere, or “pleading nolo” for short.…
  • Jun 27

    What is the fine for shoplifting in Maine?

    What is the fine for shoplifting in Maine?
    The question (what is the fine for shoplifting in Maine?) is one I hear from many clients facing theft charges.  If convicted of a theft charge in Maine, they could face jail time in addition to a court fine, and perhaps even civil…
Rank this Week: 3003

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Suspected Arsonists Sought

    Suspected Arsonists Sought
    Illinois state police are investigating a series of six fires that occurred last January that they believe were intentionally caused by two suspected arsonists. The fires involved a historic school house, a house whose occupants managed to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2951

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jul 3

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th
    I see this poster every day in the main hallway of our Amnesty International office: it depicts the Statue of Liberty and reads: “The America I believe in leads the world on human rights.” It’s aspirational. And in too many…
  • Jul 2

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International
    Yesterday, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal informed Amnesty International that British intelligence agency GCHQ had spied on the human rights organization by intercepting and accessing its email…
  • Jul 2

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has specifically condemned Woodfox’s treatment as torture and called on the United States to eliminate the use of prolonged isolation. Albert’s case has returned to the spotlight in the past…
Rank this Week: 32

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 3

    The Un-Exonerated

    The Un-Exonerated
    Fran and Dan Keller never molested any children at their Austin day care as part of a satanic cult, as Travis County prosecutors alleged at their trial. But they are unlikely to ever be declared innocent by the courts, reported Craig Malisow…
  • Jul 3

    A tale of two counties' jail population

    A tale of two counties' jail population
    Here's an odd development: The Harris County Jail is so full they're having to ship inmates to contract beds in other counties, while the Dallas County Jail population has plummeted.Dallas County Jail population drops to all-time low[Harris]…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 79

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN
    In Michigan, the offense of embezzlement is a crime of opportunity which is committed by someone who is in a position of trust (such as a cashier or teller) or in a special position to care for the property of another (accountant). The…
  • Mar 24

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime
    A recent article in the Detroit Free Press says what I have been wanting to say about forfeitures, “Justifiable Seizures Or Legal Shakedowns by the Police?” The article makes several observations: -Michigan gets a D- as being one…
  • Feb 20

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed
    This blog is long overdue. In this blog I will attempt to explain the reasons that make it so difficult to get a domestic violence dropped or dismissed. The Prosecutor Represents the People of Michigan or Municipality Where the Offense…
Rank this Week: 3853

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 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4120

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kelly Gearhart, 54, a former real estate developer in California’s Central Coast, who previously lived in Atascadero, California and currently resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, was sentenced to 168 months…
  • Jul 2

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A Cherry Hill man who held himself out as a mortgage loan specialist has been charged with theft and other charges that he allegedly used $146,000 for personal expenses that had been paid to him by four Burlington County…
  • Jul 2

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Scammers are targeting low-income families who are seeking affordable housing. The scammers are targeting some people who are using Section 8 housing, and they are using fake websites to do it. The post New scam targeting…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    New state law provides more oversight for sex offender

    New state law provides more oversight for sex offender
    Unfortunately there is no known advocate in TN fighting nonsensical laws. Lawmakers failed to do their research, in Georgia lawmakers also tried to force registrants to provide passwords, but federal court issued an injunction which stopped…
  • Jul 2

    3 charged with Troy arson now face murder charge

    3 charged with Troy arson now face murder charge
    Posted in Related Deaths (Note: The persons who started the fire were targeting a sex offender who also lived in the building.)7-2-15 New York: TROY -- Three people were arraigned Thursday in Rensselaer County Court for their alleged roles…
  • Jun 30

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill
    6-30-15 California: Sen. Sharon Runner announced Tuesday her legislation to make sex-offender residency restrictions more workable, while keeping the integrity of voter approved Jessica’s Law intact was struck down by the Senate Public…
Rank this Week: 34

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Will Your Marriage Survive? Predictors of Divorce

    Will Your Marriage Survive? Predictors of Divorce
    Social scientists in the United States say that how a couple deals with conflict in their relationship is a good predictor of whether the couple’s marriage will survive. Dr. John Gottman from the University of Washington and Dr. Robert…
  • Jun 29

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation

    Goldie Hawn’s Ex Accuses Her of Parental Alienation
    How could you not fall in love with Goldie Hawn? She was the giggly blonde, with her bikini and body paint on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, a role that launched her career. Do you also remember the Hudson Brothers? Bill, Mark and Brett…
  • Jun 28

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law

    Waiting for Canada’s New Euthanasia Law
    A perfectly healthy 24-year old woman in Belgium will be killed by her doctors only because she has “suicidal thoughts”. She does not suffer from any terminal disease or physical illness. While Nazi Germany pioneered legal…
Rank this Week: 772

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Best of Brand New: Sufjan Stevens "Should Have Known Better"

    Best of Brand New: Sufjan Stevens "Should Have Known Better"
    I'm not as smitten with the entire "Carrie and Lowell" album as the rest of the world is, but this song is worth the price of admission alone.
  • Jul 2

    State v. Bailey: New Mexico Court of Appeal

    State v. Bailey: New Mexico Court of Appeal
    A case about prior bad acts, or 404(B) evidence, Bailey is a case where the Court of Appeals affirms a defendant's conviction for criminal sexual contact of a minor.  However, the opinion contains a strong dissent from Judge Garcia,…
  • Jul 1

    Prof. Friedman Radio Interview About Ohio v. Clark

    Prof. Friedman Radio Interview About Ohio v. Clark
    Here is the link to the discussion:http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2015/06/19/43352/scotus-decision-teacher-testimony-allowed-in-child/
Rank this Week: 918

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1166

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 2

    SE Idaho Law Enforcment to Ride the Rails to Stop Rail Crossing Violation

    SE Idaho Law Enforcment to Ride the Rails to Stop Rail Crossing Violation
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Jul 2

    *UPDATE* High-speed pursuit, US95 south of Lewiston

    *UPDATE* High-speed pursuit, US95 south of Lewiston
    *****UPDATE******UPDATE*****UPDATE****** Suspect has been located and is in custody. *****UPDATE*****UPDATE******UPDATE****** On July 2, 2015, at about 9:43 a.m., the Idaho State Police initiated an enforcement contact on a 2002 Ford pickup…
  • Jul 2

    Final Update - Injury Crash On Interstate 15, North of Pocatello Creek Road Exit

    Final Update - Injury Crash On Interstate 15, North of Pocatello Creek Road Exit
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 250

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/
Rank this Week: 4912

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 968

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    DUIs on the Fourth of July

    DUIs on the Fourth of July
    The Fourth of July is just days away and people all over Tampa Bay will be planning to attend various celebrations, or perhaps planning one of their own. As is the case with other holidays, Fourth of July festivities often involve the…
  • Jun 24

    John Stamos Booked for DUI

    John Stamos Booked for DUI
    John Stamos, the actor mostly known for his role as Uncle Jesse on televisions’ Full House, was arrested in Beverly Hills for DUI on June 12. According to reports, police began receiving phone calls that Friday evening reporting that a…
  • Jun 18

    Man with Child in Car Charged with DUI

    Man with Child in Car Charged with DUI
    A Lakeland man is accused of driving under the influence with a 4-year-old child in the car. The 40-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning after a traffic stop in New Port Richey. According to the arrest report, the sheriff’s…
Rank this Week: 4923

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Texting and Driving

    Texting and Driving
    Here is an excellent essay we received for one of our two $500 scholarships: How can we get people to stop texting and driving? At my high school, I was the president of Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD. The … The post…
  • Jun 30

    Second Lawsuit Filed Against Jenner for Fatal Car Accident

    Second Lawsuit Filed Against Jenner for Fatal Car Accident
    A second lawsuit has been filed in connection with a fatal four-car crash in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway. The February accident resulted in the death of Kim Howe, whose family has already filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The chain…
  • Jun 25

    Peyton Manning’s Kind Gesture To Family of Boy Killed by Drunk Driver

    Peyton Manning’s Kind Gesture To Family of Boy Killed by Drunk Driver
    Tragedy struck the Brown family of Evansville, Indiana in March, when 15-year-old Logan Brown was killed by a drunk driver. The collision was head-on, and the driver’s blood alcohol was four times the legal limit.  Peyton Manning…
Rank this Week: 2970

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2726

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    “An insurer's duty to defend is broader than its duty to indemnify, such that an insurer may be obligated to defend its insured even if, at the conclusion of an underlying action, it is found to have no obligation to indemnify its…
  • Jun 29

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, and a third-party action, inter alia, for a judgment declaring that the third-party defendant Insurance Company is obligated to defend and…
  • Jun 27

    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer

    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer
    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, the defendant appeals from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County, dated July 14, 2009, which, upon a jury verdict, is in favor of the…
Rank this Week: 1916

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 2

    "The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre"

    "The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre"
    The storm of racially-charged controversy surrounding the Charleston Massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina last month continues to steal news headlines and remain at the center of heated debate. Addressing the topic of race and…
  • Jul 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Criminals Adapting to CA's Prop 47:  Though too early to comprehensively assess how California's Prop 47, the voter approved initiative that went into effect in November 2014 downgrading certain felonies to misdemeanors, law enforcement…
  • Jul 1

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie
    The following is a guest post by Connecticut Senior Assistant State's Attorney Harry Weller, commenting on Justice Breyer's dissenting opinion in Glossip v. Gross on Monday. The Connecticut Superior Court decision referred to is In re Death…
Rank this Week: 184

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    OH MY GOODNESS

    OH MY GOODNESS
    From NBC 6, video of Judge Mindy Glazer and a defendant who was her junior high school classmate. The two classmates bumped into each other at bond hearing. One was on the bench, one was wearing orange, the new black. The defendant was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 440

Orange County Criminal Attorneys…

Orange County Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal justice, family law and Orange County DWI news. By Lauren Johnson, Attorney At Law

http://www.orangecountycriminalattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3804

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    McKinney Officer Resigns – Emotions Out of Control During Arrest

    McKinney Officer Resigns – Emotions Out of Control During Arrest
    Police officer Eric Casebolt shocked Texans and Americans when he pulled his gun on a group of McKinney, Texas teenagers earlier this June, 2015. Since that time, a number of questions have been raised about what the officer was thinking, and…
  • Apr 23

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them
    Dallas County is at the forefront in Texas of enforcing a penalty on individuals charged with domestic violence. Officials in Dallas County will soon start collecting the guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence. Dallas County…
  • Jan 26

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla
    The age-old adage about everything being bigger in Texas isn’t far from the truth when it comes to the number of drunk drivers in the state. In 2013, Texas led the nation in regards to the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers that…
Rank this Week: 2227

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Third OVI Charge Dismissed for Young Driver

    Third OVI Charge Dismissed for Young Driver
    The Columbus criminal defense attorneys from Luftman, Heck and Associates are often hired to represent clients on OVI / DUI and criminal cases throughout Ohio. Last New Year’s Eve, a 25-year old woman called attorney Joseph Kunkel after…
  • Jun 25

    Underage Drinking in Columbu

    Underage Drinking in Columbu
    With so many college students in the area, Columbus police seem to cite people for more drinking related offenses than anything else. While some offenses, like disorderly conduct or open container violations, are minor misdemeanors, the most…
  • Jun 17

    If You Have DUI Plates Are You More Likely to Be Pulled Over for Other Reasons?

    If You Have DUI Plates Are You More Likely to Be Pulled Over for Other Reasons?
    We’ve all seen the yellow and red DUI “Scarlet Letter plates” while driving around Columbus. It’s true that they can be embarrassing for many people who have been arrested for a DUI or other serious traffic offense and…
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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 2

    U.S. 2014 Wiretap Report Released

    U.S. 2014 Wiretap Report Released
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has released the 2014 Wiretap Report. The number of federal and state wiretaps authorized in 2014 decreased 1 percent from 2013. The most serious offense under investigation in 89 percent of…
  • Jul 2

    New UN Drug Report on Colombia: Coca Production is Up

    New UN Drug Report on Colombia: Coca Production is Up
    The UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) released its latest report on coca production in Colombia today. Coca production is up 44%. The increase is the biggest in almost a decade and takes coca production back to levels not…
  • Jul 2

    Trump Hotels: Reports of Credit Card Breache

    Trump Hotels: Reports of Credit Card Breache
    Donald Trump may be second to Jeb Bush in new polls, but his financial interests keep getting whacked. The latest: Reports of hacked credit card data at Trump Hotels in several cities, dating back to February. In addition to…
Rank this Week: 2

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 2422

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Maryland Governor Vetoes Numerous Criminal Reform Bill

    Maryland Governor Vetoes Numerous Criminal Reform Bill
    We have previously written about a number of proposed reforms to Maryland's criminal justice system, including some that proposed decriminalization of Maryland's marijuana laws. However, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has vetoed a number of…
  • Jun 24

    Maryland's Drug Laws May Be Relaxing Again

    Maryland's Drug Laws May Be Relaxing Again
    Earlier this year, we wrote about Maryland's attempt to lessen penalties for Marijuana possession, including, in some cases, decriminalizing the offense of marijuana possession. A new law is now in the process of easing penalties relating to…
  • Jun 11

    Murder Case Featured in Popular Podcast May be Re-Opened

    Murder Case Featured in Popular Podcast May be Re-Opened
    Sometimes it seems that crime stories that are told in books, mini-series, and in other entertainment venues, are too strange or bizarre to actually happen in real life. But every now and then, there's a tale that actually does have some…
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Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Hinds County Drug Bust

    Hinds County Drug Bust
    No less than nine people were arrested in connection with a drug bust in Hinds County this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the bust took place on Glenwood Street in Jackson. At this time, very few details of the arrests have been…
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day: Most Dangerous Holiday

    Independence Day: Most Dangerous Holiday
    Before you get ready for that big cookout or barbeque, think about how you or your guests are going to get home safely. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now officially calling the Fourth of July (Independence Day) the…
  • Jun 25

    Semi Truck Crash in Madison County

    Semi Truck Crash in Madison County
    Earlier this week, there was a tractor-trailer crash in Madison County. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened on Interstate 55 at about 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Apparently, a car stopped suddenly in front of the big…
Rank this Week: 725

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case
    In April of this year, 25-year-old Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd in a deserted industrial park. Lloyd was allegedly dating the…
  • Jun 30

    Largest Drug Bust in New Hampshire’s Recent History Following Shooting of Woman

    Largest Drug Bust in New Hampshire’s Recent History Following Shooting of Woman
    Recently, a 24-year-old woman was shot in her apartment in what was reportedly an attempted home invasion. According to CBS Boston, Jeanette Hardy was shot on June 22; she was treated for injuries that were said not to be life threatening.…
  • Jun 29

    Huntington Beach Suspected DUI Crash Results in Death of 14-year-old Boy

    Huntington Beach Suspected DUI Crash Results in Death of 14-year-old Boy
    On Friday, June 26 a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Huntington Beach following a multi-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old boy; two other teens were also injured in the collision, according to a news…
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No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Jul 2

    Entrapment: Not the Best Defense for a DC Solicitation Case

    Entrapment: Not the Best Defense for a DC Solicitation Case
    In the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) makes numerous arrests for solicitation of prostitution through sting operations. Sting operations commonly involve undercover officers attempting to exchange…
  • Jun 22

    An Offer You Can Refuse: DC DUI Rebuttable Presumption

    An Offer You Can Refuse: DC DUI Rebuttable Presumption
    If you operate a vehicle in the District, DC law states that you have given consent to submit to a breathalyzer test if you get stopped by the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) for suspected DUI. However, MPD is not going to…
  • Apr 6

    Challenging Enhancements in DC DUI

    Challenging Enhancements in DC DUI
    The penalty for second offenses in the District of Columbia for DUI’s includes a mandatory minimum jail term of ten days. It’s the only misdemeanor crime in the District of Columbia that carries mandatory minimum jail time. To…
Rank this Week: 3026

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer…

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Blog

By IMG Legal Group.

http://www.imglegalgroup.com/#!blog/cxyn
Rank this Week: 2561

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461…

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461 (McKeown with Kleinfeld and M. Smith) --- The Ninth Circuit held that a district court lacks jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3565(c) to retroactively revoke probation after the probation term…
  • Jul 1

    Two of today's decisions involve a…

    Two of today's decisions involve a question about the proper decision maker in § 2254 habeas cases for the stay-and-abeyance procedure described in Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005).  The third involves a collateral attack on a…
  • Jul 1

    In re United States, No. 14-70486 (M.…

    In re United States, No. 14-70486 (M. Smith with Friedland, concurrence by Wallace)--- The Ninth Circuit admonished a judge of the District of Nevada for his policy of denying pro hac vice admission to DOJ lawyers who were not members of the…
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Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Iran executes hundreds in brutal crane hangings at mega-prison outside Tehran

    Iran executes hundreds in brutal crane hangings at mega-prison outside Tehran
    Source: International Business Times (2 July 2015)http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iran-executes-hundreds-brutal-crane-hangings-mega-prison-outside-tehran-1508986 Almost 400 people were executed for drug-related charges and about 108 for murder. IHR…
  • Jun 26

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal
    Source: Jurist (23 Jun 2015)http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/06/indonesia-court-rejects-french-citizens-death-sentence-appeal.phpThe  State Administrative Court of Jakarta[official website, in Indonesian] on Monday denied the clemency…
  • Jun 23

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia
    Source: Al Jazeera (22 June 2015)http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/06/executing-drug-dealers-southeast-asia-150622060018374.htmlKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Shortly before each plane lands in Kuala Lumpur, as the cabin crew…
Rank this Week: 569

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 2

    This blog will be reactivated by next week

    This blog will be reactivated by next week
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   Thanks to my webmaster, my new blog and website design are due to be launched by next week.   I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more…
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
Rank this Week: 306

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2198

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

    What Is an Uncontested Divorce?
    Nobody wants to go through the pain of divorce, but staying within an unhappy union is even less palatable. Once you've decided to divorce, the easiest and least difficult way to move on with your life is to proceed with an "uncontested"…
  • Jun 30

    The Wide Net of Drug Trafficking

    The Wide Net of Drug Trafficking
    When people hear the phrase “drug trafficking,” they tend to think of drug lords, wads of cash, and SUVs with trunks full of bags of white powder. Drug dealers get arrested when an undercover police officer infiltrates the gang,…
  • Jun 28

    What Are Grounds for Divorce in Maine?

    What Are Grounds for Divorce in Maine?
    Divorce laws are handled at the state legislative level in the United States, and Maine allows divorcing couples the option of filing for a "no-fault" or "fault" divorce. Regardless of whether your divorce is amicable or contested, you must…
Rank this Week: 3334

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    The Nature of War

    The Nature of War
    I have been following the Confederate Flag issue closely and resisting the temptation to comment. However, I wanted to share a true story that happened to me to put this issue into perspective. But before I do, I also wanted to state my…
  • Jun 30

    Is the Supreme Court Broken?

    Is the Supreme Court Broken?
    In a word… uh, NO. I try to avoid blatant political content on this blog, for a huge number of reasons; these range from simple self-serving concerns, such as I don’t want to lose potential clients just because they disagree with…
  • Jun 11

    The Prison-Break Blockbuster of the Summer

    The Prison-Break Blockbuster of the Summer
    Please tell me I’m not the only one. I feel a bit guilty. A lot guilty to be honest. I mean, I know these guys are monsters. Especially Richard Matt, the one who killed and disemboweled an old man. David Sweat, also a convicted…
Rank this Week: 3712

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Bill Mange. Covers Texas criminal defense.

http://www.criminal-attorney-austin-texas.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Read The Labels – Alcohol Could Be Lurking

    Read The Labels – Alcohol Could Be Lurking
    If you’re using an Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”), or anything like that, do yourself a favor. Go through your house, read the labels on everything you have, and if the label says anything about alcohol, throw it away.…
  • Jun 30

    Elections Have Consequences, and So Do United States Supreme Court Decision

    Elections Have Consequences, and So Do United States Supreme Court Decision
    Many recall that President Obama said in January of 2009 that “elections have consequences.” Some took that as a polite way of saying “I won. You lost. You won’t repeal the Affordable Care Act.” Many will recall…
  • Jun 4

    You Should Have Been Free To Leave, Mr. Rodriguez

    You Should Have Been Free To Leave, Mr. Rodriguez
    I’ve got an iPhone and android app that will help you avoid getting arrested and teach you some rules on what to do if you are pulled over. And it’s that second topic of what to do if you are pulled over that I want to focus on…
Rank this Week: 942

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    BCS Helps Out at the Bryant Hill Community Garden

    BCS Helps Out at the Bryant Hill Community Garden
    Justin Briggs (BCS), Gerald (WorldChangers Church) and Moises Reyes (BCS)On Saturday, June 20th, Bronx Community Solutions invited community partners to a beautification project taking place at the Bryant Hill Community Garden. The project…
  • Jun 24

    Procedural Justice at Work in Newark

    Procedural Justice at Work in Newark
    Another press clip about a partner project of Bronx Community Solutions - this time featuring Newark Community Solutions, and the procedural justice tenets they are able to employ with the help of an enthusiastic judge, Judge Victoria…
  • Jun 22

    Red Hook in the Pre

    Red Hook in the Pre
    Judge Alex Calabrese, who has presided over RHCJC for the last 15 yearsRecently there was some great press in the New York Times about our partner project, the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Check it out here:A Court Keeps People Out of…
Rank this Week: 661