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Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    Avery Appelman Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Avery Appelman Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Never one to step down from a challenge, Avery Appelman decided to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by fellow attorney Geoff Saltzstein. Check out Avery’s Ice Bucket Challenge Video below, and be sure to…
  • Aug 26

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence
    Researchers analyzing crime trends in the United States found that violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence and rape occur at a much higher rate when the weather is warm. In their report titled “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal…
  • Aug 25

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has expanded search and seizure protections in civil cases after authorities went beyond their legal rights while collecting evidence to create their case. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the citizen…
Rank this Week: 933

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Labor Day weekend means more DUI patrols on Louisiana road

    Labor Day weekend means more DUI patrols on Louisiana road
    As Labor Day nears, most of us find ourselves planning family vacations, taking road trips or just preparing for a relaxing three-day weekend. This holiday, after all, is the unofficial end of summer. If you plan on celebrating Labor Day...
  • Aug 25

    Sentencing guidelines for white-collar crimes under review

    Sentencing guidelines for white-collar crimes under review
    When it comes to so-called “white-collar” crimes, determining appropriate sentences for convicted offenders can be difficult. Say, for example, that an individual sets up hacking software that steals just $1, but steals that small amount…
  • Aug 14

    In defense of criminal defense

    In defense of criminal defense
    Our criminal justice system is predicated on the idea that each of us is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. The concept seems simple enough, but have you ever stopped to consider what it means in practice? Criminal defense...
Rank this Week: 1923

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    2 Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Mortgage Lead

    2 Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Mortgage Lead
    Brian Matthew Rich, 40, Laguna Beach, California, and Marcus Alan Avritt, 42, of Seal Beach, California, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. to prison for their roles involving computer theft from a nation-wide online…
  • Aug 27

    Woman Admits Role in Real Estate Appraisal Fraud Scheme

    Woman Admits Role in Real Estate Appraisal Fraud Scheme
    Ann Hils, 54, East Hampton, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud related to a real estate appraisal scheme. According to court documents…
  • Aug 26

    Fugitive Gets 10 Years for Role in Scheme to Launder Mortgage Fraud Proceed

    Fugitive Gets 10 Years for Role in Scheme to Launder Mortgage Fraud Proceed
    Hong Jae Kim, aka Randy Kim, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,795,125 in restitution for his nearly two-year role in a scheme to launder mortgage fraud proceeds. A…
Rank this Week: 3

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

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

    Will Robot Drivers Solve the Problem of Los Angeles DUI?

    Will Robot Drivers Solve the Problem of Los Angeles DUI?
    The problem of Los Angeles DUI, on some level, seems intractable. After all, even if we collectively could reduce DUI incidences as low as possible, we’re never going to eliminate the problem completely. Even the very definition of the…
  • Aug 20

    Fiery 8-Car Crash Injures 10 in San José

    Fiery 8-Car Crash Injures 10 in San José
    Few individuals facing Los Angeles DUI charges can say they experienced or caused as harrowing an accident as one that recently shook the Bay Area. At 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, police witnessed a black Mercedes speeding down Ocala…
  • Aug 18

    Los Angeles DUI Arrests Can Have Long Term Consequences: Just Ask Cardinals Linebacker John Abraham

    Los Angeles DUI Arrests Can Have Long Term Consequences: Just Ask Cardinals Linebacker John Abraham
    Police arrested you for DUI in Los Angeles last week or last month. In either case, you might be laboring under the assumption that you can quickly put the DUI behind you. Even if you didn’t hurt anybody, and you were just barely over…
Rank this Week: 1573

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition

    Short Wins - The Late August Edition
    It's been an interesting few weeks in the circuits (and, apologies for the gap in posting - pesky family vacations). Probably my favorite is United States v. Mergen, about whether an FBI agent's statements that what the guy charged with a…
  • Aug 1

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition

    Short Wins - the Entrapment Edition
    It is rare and wonderful to see an entrapment opinion. And United States v. Kopstein fits the bill. In other news, I was on TV last night talking about the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. If you're interested, here's a clip…
  • Jul 29

    Lying Isn't Always Fraud - the Sixth Circuit Sends A Case Back Because Buying Drugs From a Drug Distributor Is What The Drug Distributor Want

    Lying Isn't Always Fraud - the Sixth Circuit Sends A Case Back Because Buying Drugs From a Drug Distributor Is What The Drug Distributor Want
    Lester and Nancy Sadler, a husband and wife, ran a series of pain management clinics in Ohio. As the Sixth Circuit explained, "these were not conventional plain clinics." For example, at one clinic patients would arrive well before it…
Rank this Week: 980

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: 4009

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 27

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full, here's a new one. All topics welcome. On James Foley's kidnappers: Before "the Beatles", there were the Belgians. Lots of dots to connect. The latest victim of police "walking while black" syndrome:... [[…
  • Aug 26

    Potential New Audio of Michael Brown Shooting

    Potential New Audio of Michael Brown Shooting
    Driving this afternoon and listening to CNN on Sirius, the main story was not ISIS or Syria, it was a new audio of the Michael Brown shooting that a passer-by captured on his cell phone while video-chatting with a woman. As he tells her how…
  • Aug 26

    Identifying James Foley's Executioner

    Identifying James Foley's Executioner
    (Random photo of unnamed fighter from Tumbler page of Dutch fighter ChechClear.) British authorities have not named the person standing beside James Foley in the ISIS execution video. They have said they are close to identifying him and…
Rank this Week: 2

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Unlicensed Driver Receives 8.5 Years in Vehicular Homicide Plea Deal

    Unlicensed Driver Receives 8.5 Years in Vehicular Homicide Plea Deal
    As a full-service Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket and criminal defense firm, we handle cases of all types, from driving without a license to, for example, homicide. As was recently reported on by the Sun Sentinel, these two…
  • Aug 25

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle

    Boynton Mother Arrested After Daughter Burned by Cup of Noodle
    According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, 23-year-old Boynton Beach mother Nahomie Thermidor was arrested on Thursday and charged with child neglect, after her daughter received second degree burns from a falling cup of noodles. Back on…
  • Aug 18

    Should Police Officers be Required to Wear Cameras?

    Should Police Officers be Required to Wear Cameras?
    The issue of and controversy over police activity being captured on footage is not a new one. What is relatively new, however, is the discussion over whether or not police officers themselves should have to wear video cameras on their…
Rank this Week: 852

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 27

    Do Police Have To Make An Arrest When There’s A Domestic Violence Call In New Jersey?

    Do Police Have To Make An Arrest When There’s A Domestic Violence Call In New Jersey?
    Police have some discretion when it comes to making arrests during a domestic violence call. If there is no sign of injury to either party, no violation of a restraining order, and no warrants are out for either party, police have the option…
  • Aug 27

    When Does A Final Restraining Order Expire In New Jersey?

    When Does A Final Restraining Order Expire In New Jersey?
    In an effort to zealously protect victims of domestic violence, New Jersey law allows judges to enter Final Restraining Orders with no expiration date – meaning they will be in force forever. In cases where the restrained individual…
  • Aug 27

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Sexual Contact In New Jersey?

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Sexual Contact In New Jersey?
    Criminal Sexual Contact is a fourth degree crime in New Jersey, carrying a maximum sentence of 18 months. The crime is characterized by the intentional touching in a manner designed to humiliate or degrade, or to sexually arouse or gratify…
Rank this Week: 3118

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Can you keep this off my record?

    Can you keep this off my record?
    So you have been arrested and you are worried about how this will affect “your record”? Well, you should be. In Texas, convictions last forever. And by forever, I mean it’s on your record until you get a pardon but in Texas…
  • Aug 3

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim
    In Texas our pro conviction appellate courts have blessed the practice of law enforcement profiling drivers and investigating routine traffic stops as drug trafficking.  This practice involves an officer deciding that you are a drug…
  • Jul 30

    Rockwall Municipal Court

    Rockwall Municipal Court
    As you should be aware Guest and Gray’s criminal defense team has an office in Rockwall now. We don’t handle a lot of ticket level offenses, but I spent an hour in the Rockwall Municipal Court this afternoon and thought I’d…
Rank this Week: 701

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 105

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
  • Aug 25

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President

    Facebook, the Secret Service and Threatening to Kill the President
    After a jury convicted Christopher Castillo “of making a threat to injure or kill the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 871(a)”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Castillo, 564 Fed. Appx. 500 (U.S.…
  • Aug 22

    The Laptop, Malware and Deceptive Practice

    The Laptop, Malware and Deceptive Practice
    This post examines an opinion the Ohio Court of Appealsissued last fall in a civil suit:  Fikri v. Best Buy, Inc., 1 N.E.3d 484 (2013). The court begins by explaining that the suit was a response to “a number” of…
Rank this Week: 459

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 27

    Davis & Leo on False Confessions of Sexual Abuse

    Davis & Leo on False Confessions of Sexual Abuse
    Deborah Davis and Richard A. Leo (University of Nevada, Reno and University of San Francisco - School of Law) have posted When Exoneration Seems Hopeless: The Special Vulnerability of Sexual Abuse Suspects to False Confession (Ros Burnett,…
  • Aug 26

    Garrett on Big Data and Due Proce

    Garrett on Big Data and Due Proce
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Big Data and Due Process (Cornell Law Review Online, Vol. 99, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Today, electronic footprints may follow us wherever we go. Electronic…
  • Aug 26

    Brown on Penal Moderenism

    Brown on Penal Moderenism
    Darryl K. Brown (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Penal Modernism in Theory and Practice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper develops three observations triggered by Whitman's account of penal modernism; all relate to…
Rank this Week: 59

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

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

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Ohio DUI Law R.C 4511.19(A)(2) “a codified dilema”

    Ohio DUI Law R.C 4511.19(A)(2) “a codified dilema”
    Ohio DUI law R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) enhances the penalty for a motorist who, having been convicted once in the last six (6) years, after having been arrested, refuses to take a blood, breath or urine test.  In State v. Hoover,173 Ohio…
  • Aug 25

    Determining Probable Cause For An OVI Offense

    Determining Probable Cause For An OVI Offense
    A warrantless arrest must be supported by probable cause in order to be constitutionally valid. State v. Timson, 38 Ohio St.2d 122, 67 Ohio Op.2d 140, 311 N.E.2d 16 (1974).  In order to make a finding that probable (more likely than not)…
  • Aug 22

    Rolling Springfield OVI Checkpoints Tonight (Aug. 22, 2014)

    Rolling Springfield OVI Checkpoints Tonight (Aug. 22, 2014)
    Rolling Springfield OVI checkpoints tonight in Springfield and Enon.  The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating a rolling OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight Friday August 22 starting at 7:00 pm. Locations will be held at Main…
Rank this Week: 1969

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 27

    But For Video: Real Black Man of New Jersey Edition

    But For Video: Real Black Man of New Jersey Edition
    Via Gideon at A Public Defender: Gid explains, so no need for me to repeat it here, but this video has it all, with special note of the cop screaming that Marcus Jeter, hands raised in his car, for him to stop reaching for the cop’s…
  • Aug 27

    The Truthy Shall Set You Free

    The Truthy Shall Set You Free
    Kissing cousin to Lawprof Danielle Citron’s Cyber Civil Rights movement, dedicated to the criminalization of words and ideas that offend her delicate sensibilities and, well, just piss her off, is the government’s latest effort to…
  • Aug 27

    You Can’t Appeal The Clerk

    You Can’t Appeal The Clerk
    Hell hath no fury like a clerk challenged.  Anyone constrained to deal with bureaucracy learns this lesson early or learns to spend untold hours waiting, usually only to be told to come back another day to wait some more.  Lawyers,…
Rank this Week: 51

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

    Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law
    There is no doubt in this writer's mind, that, Louisiana is the cruelest state when it comes to its 10,824 registrants (NCMEC latest figure); and clearly violates the U.S. Constitution clause against cruel and unusual punishment! Personal…
  • Aug 26

    Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender

    Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender
    See earlier post: Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender 8-26-2014 Iowa: The Iowa City school board Tuesday night approved a plan on how to educate a student who is a registered sex offender. Following a…
  • Aug 24

    Under the radar: More than half of all sex offenders on the registry still lack a tier level

    Under the radar: More than half of all sex offenders on the registry still lack a tier level
    8-24-2014 Montana: Convicted serial rapist __ has been called the worst of the worst. But if you had looked him up on Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registry prior to his July sentencing, he would've looked like any other sex…
Rank this Week: 27

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year
    At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: "Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas?" She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of…
  • Aug 26

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee
    More detail on Montgomery County commissioners clowning around on jail overcrowding instead of confronting its causes, mainly excessive pretrial detention, head on. Grits had discussed the situation here, then the Houston Press' Hair Balls…
  • Aug 25

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief
    Via Mark Bennett, here's Texas Gov. Rick Perry's pretrial writ of habeas corpus (pdf) asking a district judge (and ultimately the Court of Criminal Appeals) to bar his prosecution for abuse of power in the Travis County Public Integrity Unit…
Rank this Week: 63

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Aug 26

    Polizeinotruf mit Warteschleife

    Polizeinotruf mit Warteschleife
    Wer den Notruf 110 wählt, benötigt meist schnelle Hilfe. In Hamburg sorgt nun ein personeller Engpass allerdings für längere Wartezeiten: So könne es zwischen 30 Sekunden und 2 Minuten dauern, bis sich beim…
  • Aug 26

    Recht kann irgendwie jeder

    Recht kann irgendwie jeder
    Urteile ergehen „Im Namen des Volkes“ – das ist auch gut so, denn dadurch bekommt Volkes Stimme einen kompetenten Vertreter an die Seite, der über die Schuld und das Strafmaß urteilt. Andersrum bekommt der Richter…
  • Aug 25

    Der Zufallsfund während einer Durchsuchung

    Der Zufallsfund während einer Durchsuchung
    Eine Durchsuchung ist das Absuchen einer Person oder Sache nach bestimmten Gegenständen oder zum Auffinden von Personen. Der bekannteste Fall ist die Hausdurchsuchung, die sich gegen Verdächtige einer Straftat (§ 102 StPO)…
Rank this Week: 2737

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Aug 26

    Free Report: Common Defenses to a Driving Under the Influence Charge in California

    Free Report: Common Defenses to a Driving Under the Influence Charge in California
    Over the last several decades both private advocacy groups and public agencies have waged a campaign against drunk driving across the United States. Their efforts have largely been successful. Laws throughout the U.S. have been changed to…
  • Aug 26

    Accepting a Plea Agreement – What You Need to Know

    Accepting a Plea Agreement – What You Need to Know
    If you are currently facing criminal charges in California you may eventually be offered a plea agreement in your case. A plea agreement resolves the case without the need to go to trial. Defendants frequently sign plea agreements without…
  • Aug 21

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

    Can I Get a Hardship License after a DUI Conviction in California?
    Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, is usually a frightening experience. If you are ultimately convicted of DUI in California your driving privileges will likely be suspended for a significant length of time…
Rank this Week: 1828

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL 2014   PRIMARY RESULTS  BREAKING NEWS.....ZILBER PULLS AHEAD OF FONTS***You should refresh this page regularly for updates.***Only two races really worth watching: ***With 93% of the…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:V O T E For the past two weeks, many of you have participated in our democracy by mailing in your Absentee Ballots or by going to the polls during Early Voting.  Today is your last chance to exercise your right to…
  • Aug 25

    WEAR V. CATALANO ADV CATALANO V. WEAR

    WEAR V. CATALANO ADV CATALANO V. WEAR
    Scene: Modern day Miami. Dramatis Personae: Maritza Alvarez-Shapiro, Nancy Wear, Michael Catalano. FACDL LISTSERV, Saturday, August 23, 2014. The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed, because…
Rank this Week: 75

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Aug 26

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor
    The scales have long been tipped.An enlightening op-ed piece in today's Times by Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky about how the federal courts have allowed the concept of absolute and qualified immunity to expand exponentially, making it far more…
  • Aug 24

    Thinking Like A Lawyer

    Thinking Like A Lawyer
    Attorney Scott Greenfield, author of the blog Simple Justice, has an interesting post (here) about what it means to "think like a lawyer." Quoting from the Paper Chase, he talks about how we can get there when we are starting out with our…
  • Aug 21

    USA v. Kerik v. Tacopina v. Kerik Lurches Forward

    USA v. Kerik v. Tacopina v. Kerik Lurches Forward
    The three-headed Kerik Tacopina litigation is slowly moving forward. As the Daily News observed today, the animosity between the parties has clearly spilled over to the lawyers, who are slugging it out in grand style.These claims and…
Rank this Week: 88

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Trafficking in Methamphetamine

    Trafficking in Methamphetamine
    Acquitted at Trial
  • Aug 25

    OKC Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault

    OKC Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault
    Earlier this month, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was named in a lawsuit accusing him of rape. Now, an Oklahoma City police officer has also been accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty. The allegations claim that these men,…
  • Aug 21

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

    Ex-Comanche County Official Accused of Sexual Relationship with 14-year-old Boy
    The Comanche County director of emergency management was released from his position after being arrested on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy. Investigators say the mother of the teen contacted police after she…
Rank this Week: 1145

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action
    Here’s a survey of what’s going on in Texas with regard to the First Amendment in criminal cases: Texas Penal Code Section 33.021(b) (online solicitation by explicit communication) was held unconstitutional by the Texas Court of…
  • Aug 25

    The Psychology of Expensive Paper

    The Psychology of Expensive Paper
    I use 28-pound printer paper for my pleadings. Have done for years. Judges and prosecutors often notice the paper: it’s heavy, stiff, and smooth. It also costs almost four times times as much as cheap paper (2.3 cents, vs. 0.64 ……
  • Aug 24

    Victimocracy Because Reason

    Victimocracy Because Reason
    In There’s No “Ick” in Victim, in which she lauds victims for speaking up, Brooklyn lawyer1 C.A. Goldberg turns her truly dizzying intellect my way: Then you have the George Wills and Mark Bennetts of the world who argue…
Rank this Week: 175

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule

    Nevada Money Laundering Rule
    The Dirt on Money Laundering in Nevada Money laundering is the act of taking money that has been illegally obtained and then “cleaning it up” so that it can be used legally. This crime has long been a problem in Las Vegas, which…
  • Aug 23

    DWI or DUI in Las Vegas, What’s the Difference?

    DWI or DUI in Las Vegas, What’s the Difference?
    DWI vs. DUI: What is the Difference? DWI refers to driving while intoxicated, while DUI refers to driving under the influence. Under Nevada law, both of these are considered the same thing, with the act more commonly being referred to as DUI.…
  • Aug 19

    Las Vegas Drug Crime Lawyer

    Las Vegas Drug Crime Lawyer
    What you Need to Know about Drug Crime Laws in Nevada Drug crimes in Nevada can include possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing, or trafficking illegal substances. Nevada recognizes different categories of drugs based upon their…
Rank this Week: 1980

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?
    Many Georgian residents are afraid that they may be headed towards foreclosure.  Foreclosure, which happens when the bank takes possession of a home, typically occurs when the homeowner falls significantly behind on making timely…
  • Aug 15

    Should I File Chapter 13 or Chapter 7?

    Should I File Chapter 13 or Chapter 7?
    Due to the recent economic crisis, many Georgians have found themselves in the situation where their income is not keeping pace with their bills, with the result that they are unable, or it is very difficult for them, to pay their…
  • Aug 11

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My I-485 Application?

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My I-485 Application?
    The decision to file for bankruptcy carries many long-lasting and important consequences for a person’s life. For a foreign national who is contemplating filing for bankruptcy, there may be additional bankruptcy consequences if the…
Rank this Week: 1962

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    The defendant may have been attempting to strike up a conversation with a female

    The defendant may have been attempting to strike up a conversation with a female
    In one evening, a Detective, who was assigned as backup to an undercover police officer who was attempting to buy controlled substances at a social club. There is no evidence in the record that the undercover officer was able to...
  • Aug 26

    People v. David W....cont

    People v. David W....cont
    With regard to the defendant claims of ineffective assistance of counsel on the ground that his attorney prevented the Judge from dismissing the charges at arraignment until he received one hundred dollars bail money, the court notes that…
  • Aug 26

    People v. David W.

    People v. David W.
    In 1978 and in 1983, the complainant submitted forms to the New York State Department of Correctional Services indicating that she was willing to receive letters from the defendant and that she wished to write to him and visit...
Rank this Week: 1189

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 26

    Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force

    Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force
    UC Irvine Law Dean Erwin Chemerinksy has this op-ed in the NYT, titled "How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops."  Chemerinsky is upset about the doctrine of qualified immunity in civil suits against police officers for excessive…
  • Aug 26

    Arbitrariness, Expense and Delay

    Arbitrariness, Expense and Delay
    Three of  the major emerging themes in the anti-death penalty movement are arbitrariness, expense and delay.  The first and third of these are, as I understand it, the principal arguments in the district court's opinion in Jones v.…
  • Aug 26

    Jones v. Chappell Appeal

    Jones v. Chappell Appeal
    Last week I noted the appeal in Jones v. Chappell, the case holding that because of the delays in carrying out justice in the worst murder cases in California we must now forgo that justice altogether. The docket number in...
Rank this Week: 187

Gregory & Waldo Blog

Gregory & Waldo Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal defense.

http://gregoryandwaldo.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case?

    How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case?
    The post How Can I Drop Charges in a Domestic Violence Case? appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. In cases where a person has filed a police report against someone they know, such as a friend or family member, it is very common for them to…
  • Aug 5

    What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Battery Domestic Violence

    What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Battery Domestic Violence
    The post What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Battery Domestic Violence appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. Imagine you and your spouse are enjoying a nice evening in. You are sharing a few glasses of wine and your favorite pasta dish.…
  • Jul 17

    How to Choose the Best Attorney for Representing You in a Las Vegas DUI Charge

    How to Choose the Best Attorney for Representing You in a Las Vegas DUI Charge
    The post How to Choose the Best Attorney for Representing You in a Las Vegas DUI Charge appeared first on Gregory & Waldo. With so many attorneys out there who handle DUI cases, it can be difficult for anyone to decide which attorney…
Rank this Week: 1868

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 71

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?

    Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?
    Last year, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Missouri vs. McNeely, a DUI case that involved the right of police officers to forcefully take a blood sample from a driver without his consent or a search…
  • Aug 21

    What percent of drunk drivers are female?

    What percent of drunk drivers are female?
    Have you ever wondered what the statistics are for drunk driving?  Have you ever thought, for example, “I wonder what percent of people arrested for drunk driving are female”?  Or, “What is the average age of…
  • Aug 19

    California Supreme Court: Silence Can Be Used Against You

    California Supreme Court: Silence Can Be Used Against You
    The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision that has followed an unfortunate line of similar decisions which continue to corrode away our constitutional rights. The California Supreme Court, in the case of People v. Tom, has ruled…
Rank this Week: 2427

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2184

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Volusia County Man Pleads No Contest to Sexually Abusing Dog

    Volusia County Man Pleads No Contest to Sexually Abusing Dog
    A 62-year-old Daytona Beach man pleaded no contest to charges that he was sexually abusing his small female dog on Thursday, according to the state attorney’s office. Reports indicate that neighbors of the man said they saw the accused…
  • Aug 22

    Plant City Church Youth Volunteer Accused of Possessing Child Porn

    Plant City Church Youth Volunteer Accused of Possessing Child Porn
    A Plant City youth group volunteer is facing child pornography charges. Polk deputies arrested the 28-year-old man at his Lakeland home. According to the sheriff’s office, members at the church came forward after they found explicit…
  • Aug 20

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI
    Former Saturday Night Live funnyman Chris Kattan received his sentence six months after he was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. The 43-year-old comedian is required to pay a $500 fine, attend a three-month alcohol program, 104 Narcotics…
Rank this Week: 596

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 474

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3711

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 26

    Continued Arizona Botch Commentary

    Continued Arizona Botch Commentary
    Jurist posts, "Botched executions & evolving standards of decency: What can we learn from Wood's death?" It's by Sacha Baniel-Stark, a student at New York University School of Law. The botched execution of Wood joined the botched…
  • Aug 26

    In Iowa

    In Iowa
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruling in USA v. Johnson is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Appeals court broadens scope of death penalty retrial for Iowa woman who killed 5 in 1993," is the AP report...
  • Aug 26

    Additional News Coverage of the Oklahoma Lawsuit

    Additional News Coverage of the Oklahoma Lawsuit
    Scott Martelle writes, "Secrecy surrounding Oklahoma execution is unacceptable," at the Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blog. The plaintiffs argue, rightfully, that by selectively opening and closing the shutters covering windows into the death…
Rank this Week: 16

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 26

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released
    On Monday, a Superior Court judge in North Carolina dismissed all charges and vacated the convictions of Michael Parker who was convicted of multiple sex crimes against his three children. Parker spent more than 20 years behind bars and is…
  • Aug 25

    Illinois Passes Identification Law

    Illinois Passes Identification Law
    Legislation to improve eyewitness identification procedures in Illinois was signed by the governor on Friday, marking the second wrongful conviction law to be signed in two weeks. In an effort to reduce the risk of misidentification,…
  • Aug 22

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison
    A New York man convicted of setting a fire at a religious retreat in the Poconos that claimed the life of his 20-year-old mentally ill daughter more than 25 years ago will walk out of prison today. Han Tak Lee's arson conviction was…
Rank this Week: 851

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Aug 26

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Weapon In New York?
    New York has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, and prosecutors are only too happy to prosecute innocent people who were ignorant of the law. There are four grades of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in New York, and three are…
  • Aug 26

    What Is RICO Statute in New York And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?

    What Is RICO Statute in New York And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?
    RICO (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act”) is a federal statute designed to target larger criminal operations that may function in multiple states, often with a “clean” business to cover up the illicit…
  • Aug 22

    What Is RICO Statute And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?

    What Is RICO Statute And What Are The Penalties For Violating It?
    RICO (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act”) is a federal statute designed to target larger criminal operations that may function in multiple states, often with a “clean” business to cover up the illicit…
Rank this Week: 1813

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Aug 26

    Justice Reinvestment on the Ground

    Justice Reinvestment on the Ground
    Among the two dozen or so states that have participated in Justice Reinvestment, North Carolina has become something of a darling. The goal of the initiative (summarized in this infographic) is to reduce spending on corrections, and North…
  • Aug 25

    Stealth Constitutional Amendment Could Bring Big Change

    Stealth Constitutional Amendment Could Bring Big Change
    This fall, North Carolina voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution. The proposed amendment would allow, for the first time, bench trials for felonies in superior court. Neither the media nor advocacy groups have paid…
  • Aug 22

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The week saw a bit of musical chairs at the state supreme court. Chief Justice Parker stepped down as a result of mandatory retirement and then-Senior Associate Justice Martin was named Chief Justice. Then-court of appeals judge Bob Hunter…
Rank this Week: 4138

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Aug 26

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ
    The Constitution provided for the creation of a “federal enclave” for the United States capital with these words: “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles…
  • Aug 22

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right
    On September 17, 1787 the drafting of the American Constitution was complete.  The proposed document was not without its detractors and several delegates who participated refused to sign the document.[1]  A major objection was the…
  • Aug 18

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    The Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights.  Along with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments it recognizes procedural rights for persons accused of crimes.  The purpose of these procedural rights is…
Rank this Week: 2971

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1040

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence

    Warm Weather Brings Uptick in Violence
    Researchers analyzing crime trends in the United States found that violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence and rape occur at a much higher rate when the weather is warm. In their report titled “Seasonal Patterns in Criminal…
  • Aug 25

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case

    Minnesota Extends Fourth Amendment Rights to Civil Case
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has expanded search and seizure protections in civil cases after authorities went beyond their legal rights while collecting evidence to create their case. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the citizen…
  • Aug 21

    Crime at the Minnesota State Fair

    Crime at the Minnesota State Fair
    The state fair opens today, and although the weather isn’t the greatest you can bet thousands of Minnesotans will head off to the Great Minnesota Get-Together after work. A state fair isn’t typically a place for criminal activity,…
Rank this Week: 539

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Citizens need to become educated about the right to trial by jury before November election

    Citizens need to become educated about the right to trial by jury before November election
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?”   It is no exaggeration to posit that millions of men and women have fought and died for the…
  • Aug 21

    Following the rules the best course when visiting the courthouse

    Following the rules the best course when visiting the courthouse
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”   Many defendants in criminal cases may find coming to the county courthouse for mandatory court…
  • Aug 19

    CMPD police body cameras may mean Ferguson never comes to Charlotte

    CMPD police body cameras may mean Ferguson never comes to Charlotte
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?”   The shooting death of teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer—and the…
Rank this Week: 2652

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint

    2 Arrested at Novato DUI Checkpoint
    Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence last Friday, August 22, 2014, at a checkpoint on De Long Ave. and Redwood Blvd., in Novato. More than 1,600 vehicles drove through the over 6 hour long checkpoint. The Novato...
  • Aug 24

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend

    Avoid the Marin 13 DUI Saturation in San Rafael Labor Day Weekend
    Officers from the San Rafael Police Department will be stepping up their drunk driving enforcement over the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. Along with other Marin County law enforcement departments the San Rafael Police, as part of the Avoid the…
  • Aug 23

    Marin County - San Rafael Police Proclaim STRIDE Program a Succe

    Marin County - San Rafael Police Proclaim STRIDE Program a Succe
    The City of San Rafael Police Department's STRIDE (Stopping Traffic Related Injuries and Deaths through Enforcement) has been in effect for a little more than forty days and the SRPD has declared it a success. According to the San Rafael...
Rank this Week: 903

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texarkana Former Pastor’s Life Sentence for Sex Crimes Upheld by Court of Appeal

    Texarkana Former Pastor’s Life Sentence for Sex Crimes Upheld by Court of Appeal
    In October of last year, Hugo Fluellen, a former Gilmer, TX pastor was sentenced to six life terms for sex crimes that occurred over a period of about nine years, according to a CBS news report. Fluellen appealed his conviction, however it…
  • Aug 26

    24-year-old Maryland Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges Following Search of Frederick Home

    24-year-old Maryland Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges Following Search of Frederick Home
    On Wednesday, August 20, authorities searched the home of a Frederick, Maryland man they believed to be distributing illegal drugs. The home of 24-year-old Richard Thomas Rodgers Jr. was searched by Frederick County Special Services Team and…
  • Aug 25

    Late Summer DUI Campaign Nets 187 Arrests in Six Days in One California County

    Late Summer DUI Campaign Nets 187 Arrests in Six Days in One California County
    In a campaign to crack down on drunk driving that began on August 15, police agencies around Riverside County in California arrested 187 people for suspicion of DUI over a six-day time span, according to a news article at the Patch. This…
Rank this Week: 332

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2763