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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/
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apr 22

    President of Colombia: War on Drugs a Failure

    President of Colombia: War on Drugs a Failure
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the War on Drugs has failed and we need a new approach to drug trafficking. In an interview on Monday with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Santos noted a softening of hard-line antidrug policies…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
    In a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions. The full opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is here. The opinion holds that Michigan voters had the right…
Rank this Week: 2

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Framinghman Teens Charged with Receiving Stolen Car

    Framinghman Teens Charged with Receiving Stolen Car
    According to an article the in MetroWest Daily News, a Framingham police officer stopped a Volkswagen sedan with four teenage occupants – all juveniles – last week.  While it’s not clear why the officer originally…
  • Apr 17

    New Domestic Violence Bill Proposed at Statehouse

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

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

    Defendants Charged in Natick for Mutual Assaults Fail to Appear for Arraignment
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Natick woman, Erika Lambe-Holland, and her boyfriend, Michael George Simmons, were accused of attacking each other in separate incidents last weekend. The article states that…
Rank this Week: 3431

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 22

    Refusing to See What's in Front of Your Face

    Refusing to See What's in Front of Your Face
    Chicago, Illinois has among the most restrictive gun laws in the county, and no death penalty.  Capital punishment was abolished in Illinois three years ago.With more enlightened punishment certain to increase public respect for the…
  • Apr 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Murder Suspect Accused of Shooting Witness While on Bail: An Alabama man free on bail for a murder charge has been arrested and his bail revoked after authorities say he robbed and shot a witness that was set to testify...
  • Apr 22

    BJS Study Tracks Recividism

    BJS Study Tracks Recividism
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a study tracking the rearrest rate of 405,000 felons released from prison in 30 states.  The BJS press release is here.  The study examines ex-convicts released in 2005 who were…
Rank this Week: 315

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    Saldana on Counterterrorism Roadblock

    Saldana on Counterterrorism Roadblock
    Matt Saldaña has posted Counterterrorism Roadblocks: Constitutional Under the Fourth Amendment? (Ohio North University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, this Article…
  • Apr 22

    "Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated"

    "Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated"
    Mark M. Jaycox, Legislative Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation, has this guest post at the ACSBlog. In part: The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which governs when service providers may disclose private online messages like…
  • Apr 22

    Buell on Culpability and Modern Crime

    Buell on Culpability and Modern Crime
    Samuel W. Buell (Duke University School of Law) has posted Culpability and Modern Crime (Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 103, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal law has developed to prohibit new forms of intrusion on the autonomy…
Rank this Week: 186

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 22

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information
    Attorneys for TelexFree have filed a motion seeking court approval for a six-week extension to provide the required supplements to their bankruptcy filing, including financial disclosure statements, summaries of assets, and lists of…
  • Apr 21

    Zeek Receiver Slams Lawyers' Efforts To Redirect Claim Distribution

    Zeek Receiver Slams Lawyers' Efforts To Redirect Claim Distribution
    The court-appointed receiver overseeing efforts to recover funds for victims of the $600 million ZeekRewards Ponzi scheme has again reserved strong words for efforts by certain victims' lawyers to have distributions sent to their law offices,…
  • Apr 21

    Zeek Receiver Slams Effort By Lawyers To Redirect Claim Distribution

    Zeek Receiver Slams Effort By Lawyers To Redirect Claim Distribution
    The court-appointed receiver overseeing efforts to recover funds for victims of the $600 million ZeekRewards Ponzi scheme has again reserved strong words for efforts by certain victims' lawyers to have distributions sent to their law offices,…
Rank this Week: 623

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 1214

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 22

    Teenage Suspect Arrested for Alleged Role in Utah Woman’s Murder

    Teenage Suspect Arrested for Alleged Role in Utah Woman’s Murder
    An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the suspected aggravated murder of a Taylorsville woman, shortly before he was scheduled to fly out of the country to El Salvador. What Happened? The victim was discovered after family…
  • Apr 21

    What is Utah Asset Forfeiture? Why Do Police Target Out of State Drivers?

    What is Utah Asset Forfeiture? Why Do Police Target Out of State Drivers?
    Asset forfeiture is simply defined as law enforcement’s ability to seize a person’s assets. Many out of state drivers are targeted by the police as involved in the drug trade as couriers with either drugs (meth, cocaine or…
  • Apr 21

    What Asset Forfeiture is and How it Can Affect You

    What Asset Forfeiture is and How it Can Affect You
    Asset forfeiture is simply defined as law enforcement’s ability to seize a person’s assets. Assets are tangible possessions that hold value, such as a car, home, jewelry, cash, etc. Forfeiture is the actual act of taking those…
Rank this Week: 2266

The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Found Not Guilty of Maine OUI: A Case Study

    Found Not Guilty of Maine OUI: A Case Study
    Whenever a prospective client tells me that they think there is no hope for their case and ask “should I just go and plead guilty?” I always say no! When you are charged with crime, you always have a right to present a defense to…
  • Apr 21

    Unified Criminal Docket Court Procedure

    Unified Criminal Docket Court Procedure
    In Maine, both Cumberland County and Penobscot County have the criminal court organized as a Unified Criminal Docket. For these counties, the District and Superior courts were made into a single court. Are you aware of how this change impacts…
  • Apr 20

    A Habitual Offender Case Dismissed

    A Habitual Offender Case Dismissed
    In Maine, a person becomes designated a Habitual Offender (HO) when that person is convicted of three (3) serious motor vehicle crimes in a five (5) year period. “Going HO” means that your license is revoked, or suspended…
Rank this Week: 2420

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 22

    Saginaw Ex-Con Accused of Raping, Threatening to Kill Teenage Girl

    Saginaw Ex-Con Accused of Raping, Threatening to Kill Teenage Girl
    Abraham Rosales, also known as Abraham McCombs, was recently arraigned on charges of extortion and third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the alleged rape of a teenage girl, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  Rosales, 28,…
  • Apr 21

    40-year-old Former School Administrator Pleads Not Guilty to Allegations of Sexual Assault of Two Riverside County Girl

    40-year-old Former School Administrator Pleads Not Guilty to Allegations of Sexual Assault of Two Riverside County Girl
    Andrea Michelle Cardosa, a 40-year-old former school administrator, is facing 16 felony counts after she allegedly sexually assaulted two girls in recent years, one of whom was under 14 at the time, and one that was 14 or 15 years old,…
  • Apr 18

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime
    A Michigan man has been charged with 35 crimes connected to the alleged sexual assault of four teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 15, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  67-year-old Benny R. Grimes of Taylor has been charged…
Rank this Week: 240

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    State of Massachusetts...cont

    State of Massachusetts...cont
    In a case law, the Supreme Court concluded that the State of Massachusetts had denied the defendant his Sixth Amendment confrontation rights by permitting a certified laboratory report of the analysis of a substance seized from the criminal…
  • Apr 22

    CPL § 210.25...cont

    CPL § 210.25...cont
    Defendant contends that the appropriate remedy to correct the misjoinder is dismissal of the entire indictment. He suggests that CPL § 210.25 defines as defective an indictment, or a count thereof, which does not substantially conform to the…
  • Apr 22

    New York City Penitentiary

    New York City Penitentiary
    A Queens Grand Larceny Lawyer said that, after a jury trial, appellants were convicted of grand larceny in the first degree (two counts), conspiracy to commit grand larceny, forgery in the third degree, and conspiracy to commit forgery; and…
Rank this Week: 1302

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 227

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
  • Apr 21

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Photo: Rubin Carter enjoys himself at the Innocence Project's 2012 Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy deLone talks with Cornelius Dupree in the background.Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who served…
  • Apr 21

    Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner Talks Wrongful Conviction

    Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner Talks Wrongful Conviction
    Andrew Cohen, this year's Innocence Network Journalism Award Winner, wrote about innocence advocacy efforts in his Exoneration Nation column, Friday. Cohen was given the award at the Innocence Network Conference in Portland, OR, which was…
Rank this Week: 449

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 22

    A Fishy SOX Case

    A Fishy SOX Case
    18 U.S.C. § 1519, known as the “anti-shredding provision” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record,…
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

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

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
Rank this Week: 545

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest
    On Friday April 18, Alexandria, LA police officers were patrolling an area when they noticed a man who had an active warrant driving a vehicle.  After making contact with Adam Nick, officers noticed that the suspect seemed to be…
  • Apr 21

    Former NFL Quarterback Donovan McNabb Serves One Day in Jail for December DUI Arrest

    Former NFL Quarterback Donovan McNabb Serves One Day in Jail for December DUI Arrest
    On December 15, 2013 former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was pulled over for speeding; he was allegedly driving 81 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to CBS Sports.  He was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI after police…
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession
    On Saturday morning April 12, Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning forward, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  In the process of his arrest, police discovered cocaine in Malone’s pants pocket, according to a…
Rank this Week: 208

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and…

FAQs about Criminal Arrest and Procedures in Dayton, Ohio

Covers DUI / DWI and other criminal defense issues. By L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, L.P.A. Co.

http://www.patrickmulligan.com/faqs/
  • Apr 22

    Is A DUI Always A Misdemeanor?

    Is A DUI Always A Misdemeanor?
    No. If you have three DUIs within six years, the fourth one will be charged as a felony. Also, your sixth in 20 years will be charged as a felony. Felony DUIs have mandatory time starting at 60 days. If you or a family member has been…
  • Apr 22

    Can You Always Get Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?

    Can You Always Get Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?
    Driving privileges are almost always granted after a DUI arrest. However, awarding driving privileges is always in the Judge’s discretion and they can be denied–although unlikely. Depending on the number of prior DUI convictions…
  • Apr 22

    What Is The Penalty For Illegal Use Of A Minor In Nudity Oriented Material?

    What Is The Penalty For Illegal Use Of A Minor In Nudity Oriented Material?
    Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity Oriented Material is a crime that can occur in several different fashions. As a result, the charges range from a fifth degree felony to a second degree felony, depending on the facts of the case. The charge…
Rank this Week: 3897

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2395

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/
  • Apr 22

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know
    Here’s a story from WFAA about problems with the DPD field sobriety testing program. Apparently too many officers were failing, and it’s taken on a racial angle of sorts. Dallas police sobriety testing training practices called…
  • Apr 18

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case
    Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? Are you currently a recreational meth, coke or heroin user?  Here is what you need to know.Possession of small amounts (less…
  • Apr 3

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?
    The Dallas Court of Appeals recently upheld a Rockwall County kidnapping conviction. Let’s look at the laws regarding kidnapping in Texas, and discuss the facts that led to the courts decision. Here’s the case- Wilson vs. State of…
Rank this Week: 689

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Can you be convicted of both theft and dealing in stolen property?

    Can you be convicted of both theft and dealing in stolen property?
    In Florida, an accused may be convicted of several different types of thefts. Felony and misdemeanor theft are the most common theft crimes that are seen in Palm Beach County, FL. Another crime that the prosecutor likes to charge an accused…
  • Apr 21

    Aggressive Driving can Lead to Aggravated Battery Charge

    Aggressive Driving can Lead to Aggravated Battery Charge
    The driver of a vehicle in Florida can be criminally charged and convicted of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon if the reckless driver purposely crashes the vehicle into another occupied vehicle or into a pedestrian. Because of…
  • Apr 11

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge
    The driver of a vehicle is involved in an automobile crash in Palm Beach County, FL. The driver is injured, but no one else was involved in the accident. An alert motorist calls 911 to report the accident and requests medical care to the…
Rank this Week: 4131

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 22

    Ohio Prosecutor to Urge Commutation in Controversial Case

    Ohio Prosecutor to Urge Commutation in Controversial Case
    WJW-TV posts, "Prosecutor’s Office Asks to Spare Death Row Inmate," by Jessica Dabrowski. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is asking that a death row inmate’s life be spared in an effort to maintain public confidence…
  • Apr 22

    Missouri Prepares for Sixth Execution in Six Month

    Missouri Prepares for Sixth Execution in Six Month
    "Missouri continues to prepare for Rousan execution; would be 6th in past 6 months," is the AP report, via the Tribune. Efforts to spare the life of a condemned Missouri man hinge on an argument that has so far held...
  • Apr 22

    Typepad Still Not Fully Back to Normal

    Typepad Still Not Fully Back to Normal
    The Typepad platform has been up and down over the past two hours, and it is still behaving sluggishly. I'll continue to attempt to post, but there may yet be delays.
Rank this Week: 67

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Fighting Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega

    Fighting Domestic Violence Charges in Las Vega
    A domestic violence charge is one that can follow you around for years. When the court charges you with a felony assault or a similar charge, you must list charge every time that you apply for a job in the future. We know that things can get…
  • Apr 19

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer
    Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the country with laws in place regarding casino markers. Casinos use markers as a way to help gamblers and players keep playing. When you only have a certain amount of cash on you, the casino will extend…
  • Apr 15

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega
    Find Help for Homicide Charges in Las Vegas  Las Vegas courts will only charge individuals with homicide if the court determines that enough evidence exists to prove the charge. Before the court charges you with homicide, the prosecutor…
Rank this Week: 772

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

http://pauledlundlaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 22

    New Kansas Law Would Help Hide Police Brutality

    New Kansas Law Would Help Hide Police Brutality
    Kansas citizens will have a tougher time filing police brutality claims if House Bill No. 2698 passes into law. HB 2698 would require all citizens to sign a sworn affidavit before submitting a complaint against an offending officer. If any…
  • Apr 17

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

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

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

    How Long After A Motorcycle Accident Do I Have To File An Injury Claim?
    Spring is finally here, and although you’ll have to keep an eye out for potholes, it’s almost time to uncover your two-wheel beauty for the season. If you’re like a lot of riders in the Twin Cities, you’ve already had…
Rank this Week: 3287

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)
    This video is misleading. This organization DOES NOT make children any safer from criminals, they only come in after the fact to help find the person dead or alive. That is a big difference! They say they help prevent and solve crimes. How…
  • Apr 22

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too
    Original Article 04/19/2014 As president of a national organization that advocates for the families of sex offender registrants, I take exception to the following insensitive statement made by Rep. Genise Montecillo in the article: "Most…
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Apr 22

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report
    On Texas Public Radio, LBJ School instructor Michele Deitch and TDCJ guard union president Lance Lowry were interviewed yesterday on the subject of Gov. Rick Perry's declaration that Texas won't comply with new Prison Rape Elimination Act…
  • Apr 22

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'
    A new report (pdf) titled "Deadly Heat in Texas Prison" from the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law argues that, "The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is currently violating the human and constitutional…
  • Apr 22

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into individual Grits posts but deserve readers' attention:Innocence Project of Texas in the newsMy employers at the Innocence Project of Texas received some good press in the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 79

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    An Accused Murderer Represented Himself. Good Idea?

    An Accused Murderer Represented Himself. Good Idea?
    Minutes ago, 42 year old Michel Escoto was convicted of murdering his wife.  It took twelve years from the vicious beating to today’s first degree murder conviction.  Jurors took just 2 1/2 hours to convict Escoto, who…
  • Apr 3

    Judge Not Solely To Blame For Child Rapist Getting No Jail Time

    Judge Not Solely To Blame For Child Rapist Getting No Jail Time
    Yesterday, I wrote about Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden, who made a decision that has resulted in her receiving a number of death threats.  See:  http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/2014/04/jail-child-rapist.html …
  • Apr 2

    No Jail For Child Rapist?

    No Jail For Child Rapist?
    This isn’t a belated April Fool’s post.  This really happened.  A wealthy guy rapes his three year old daughter.  The judge, Judge Jan Jurden, sentenced Robert H. Richards IV, a wealthy du Pont heir, to probation.…
Rank this Week: 2659

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Aggravated Battery or Assault With a Vehicle Could Just Be Reckless Driving in Florida

    Aggravated Battery or Assault With a Vehicle Could Just Be Reckless Driving in Florida
    In Florida, there is something called a lesser included charge or offense which can be a great benefit to a defendant who may be guilty of a crime, but not a crime as serious as the one charged by the state. Most felony charges have lesser…
  • Apr 19

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida

    Can an Unauthorized Driver of a Rental Car Challenge an Illegal Serch in Florida
    In Florida, the police are generally not allowed to search a suspect's vehicle unless the driver or owner gives consent to search, the police have probable cause to believe there is evidence of criminal activity inside or there is an arrest…
  • Apr 16

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower

    For Underaged Drivers in Florida, the Legal Limit for a DUI is Much Lower
    In Florida, the law establishes what it considers a legal limit for a driver's blood alcohol content. Most people know that the legal limit in Florida in DUI cases is 0.08. If a person blows a 0.08 or higher on the breathalyzer, that does…
Rank this Week: 2472

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1473

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Illinois Reckless Homicide Charge for Death of Unborn Child

    Illinois Reckless Homicide Charge for Death of Unborn Child
    Abortion is legal in the state of Illinois. But as a Humboldt Park woman discovered in January of this year, if you unintentionally cause the death of an unborn child, you could go to prison. The woman was making a U-Turn from West North…
  • Apr 20

    Right to Speedy Trial in Chicago Criminal Case

    Right to Speedy Trial in Chicago Criminal Case
    Illinois criminal defendants have a guaranteed right to a speedy trial under Illinois state law. Depending on the circumstances, a defendant must be brought to trial within 120 to 160 days following his arrest. There are also situations that…
  • Apr 15

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case
    A new bill introduced in the Illinois legislature would extend the statute of limitations in some rape cases. Senate Bill 2609 seeks to change when the statute of limitations in rape cases begins to run. Current law provides that the statute…
Rank this Week: 1542

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop
    Today the United State Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Navarette v. California, dealing with the constitutionality of traffic stops based on anonymous tips. This is a tricky area of law - police need to be able to…
  • Mar 26

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever
    We previously wondered if Minnesota was in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis due to the constantly shifting nature of how the Constitution has been interpreted in DWI cases. There might not be a need to wonder anymore. Yesterday, a…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine
    We've already pointed out the Constitutional Crisis that is brewing in Minnesota. But what are other lawyers saying about the recently minted "Inevitable Warrant" doctrine? Carol Weissenborn is a well-respected public defender and law…
Rank this Week: 1223

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop

    SCOTUS Releases Navarette Decision Regarding Traffic Stop
    Today the United State Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Navarette v. California, dealing with the constitutionality of traffic stops based on anonymous tips. This is a tricky area of law - police need to be able to…
  • Mar 26

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever

    Constitutional Crisis Crescendos: Future of Minnesota's DWI Laws More Uncertain Than Ever
    We previously wondered if Minnesota was in the midst of a Constitutional Crisis due to the constantly shifting nature of how the Constitution has been interpreted in DWI cases. There might not be a need to wonder anymore. Yesterday, a…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine

    Lawyers Weigh In On The "Inevitable Warrant" Doctrine
    We've already pointed out the Constitutional Crisis that is brewing in Minnesota. But what are other lawyers saying about the recently minted "Inevitable Warrant" doctrine? Carol Weissenborn is a well-respected public defender and law…
Rank this Week: 3996

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: 1602

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

Newark Traffic Ticket Lawyer Blog

By The Law Offices of Todd Palumbo.

http://www.newarktrafficticketlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    DWI from Arrest to Trial in New Jersey, A short guide to NJSA 39:4-50

    DWI from Arrest to Trial in New Jersey, A short guide to NJSA 39:4-50
    So you went out last night and had a few drinks. You get behind the wheel, and on your way home, you hear the sirens. The police are pulling you over. As DWI attorney in Newark and throughout New Jersey, I understand from dealing with…
  • Oct 1

    Incorrect Information Entered on NJ Traffic Summon

    Incorrect Information Entered on NJ Traffic Summon
    Clients frequently ask me about mistakes that the officer made when filling out the traffic ticket the received. Under some circumstances, those mistakes may become a defense to the underlying charge. However, those mistakes, especially if…
  • Sep 30

    Illegal Search Attorney, No warrant, Newark NJ Criminal Charge

    Illegal Search Attorney, No warrant, Newark NJ Criminal Charge
    Here is a common scenario. You are pulled over for a traffic violation. The police start to ask some questions, and before you know it they are asking if you have any drugs or weapons in the car. They start to say things like "if you don't…
Rank this Week: 4586

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    Bobadilla’s Bad Luck

    Bobadilla’s Bad Luck
    To be successful at crime often requires good sense and even better luck.  Puerto Rico resident Jose Luis Bobadilla-Pagan (“Bobadilla”) is undeniable evidence of this point. The First Circuit Court… read more →
  • Apr 21

    Cops Use of Deception, Police Interrogation Techniques on Mentally Challenged 12 year old Leads to Reversal for Miranda Violation

    Cops Use of Deception, Police Interrogation Techniques on Mentally Challenged 12 year old Leads to Reversal for Miranda Violation
    The police can lie, deceive, manipulate and fabricate to obtain confessions from criminal suspects. And it’s legal for them to do so, as long as their interrogation techniques are not… read more →
  • Apr 19

    Crime Pays: Government Going After Criminal Proceed

    Crime Pays: Government Going After Criminal Proceed
    Khalil Kenyon Blackman learned a bitter lesson: crime pays, but not always for the criminal. With broad forfeiture statutes, and aggressive law enforcement policies, in place, the Government is now… read more →
Rank this Week: 416

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
  • Apr 22

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40…
  • Apr 21

    Mortgage Broker Admits Helping Unqualified Borrowers to Obtain Loan

    Mortgage Broker Admits Helping Unqualified Borrowers to Obtain Loan
    Alejandro Matos, 43, Riverview, Florida, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire, mail, and bank fraud for his role in assisting in the preparation and submission of loan applications that included numerous false and fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 3

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing

    DWI Related Offenses and Factors for Sentencing
    In addition to the number of prior convictions, there are a number of other factors that may impact your DWI arrest. Checkpoints, Miranda Warnings, and plea bargaining are sometimes issues in the case. Continue reading →
  • Apr 10

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI

    State Legislature Pushing Ignition Interlock instead of License Suspension for DWI
    In New Jersey, ignition Interlock is only mandatory under certain provisions of the DWI statute. New proposed legislation would make it mandatory for all offenses and replace license suspensions. Continue reading →
  • Mar 26

    Teachers in New Jersey and Criminal Charge

    Teachers in New Jersey and Criminal Charge
    Teacher and Educators in New Jersey are not immune to criminal charges. But when arrested, teacher face penalties that many others in different professions do not. Loss of employment and prohibition against future hiring are just the start. …
Rank this Week: 4278

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Maryland Becomes Latest State to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana

    Maryland Becomes Latest State to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana
    Citizens who consume cannabis in Maryland will no longer serve any type of jail time. Instead, marijuana users caught possessing only small amounts of the plant will be fined; there will be no arrest, no criminal record, and no incarceration.…
  • Apr 21

    Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence

    Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence
    Hip-hop icon Flavor Flav was arrested in 2012 for domestic violence when the police were called to his Las Vegas home due to an argument that occurred between the former rapper and his longtime girlfriend’s son. Flavor Flav apparently…
  • Apr 18

    The Dangers of Methamphetamine in Arizona

    The Dangers of Methamphetamine in Arizona
    In Arizona, the use of methamphetamine has been a problem, causing fatalities and injuries to people of all ages. AZ law recognizes meth as a “dangerous” drug, and possession or distribution of particular substances, such as meth,…
Rank this Week: 3006

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/
  • Apr 22

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention
    4-22-2014 Florida: In the wake of dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would add 400 new child protective investigators. Critics, however, worry the bill overlooks funding to treat mental…
  • Apr 22

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'
    4-22-2014 California: California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of…
  • Apr 21

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy
    4-21-2014 Florida: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a deputy during a traffic stop in the Indian Point subdivision in Osceola County Sunday. The deputy was in the middle of arresting Ridge David…
Rank this Week: 34

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4729

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
  • Apr 17

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota
    Many people believe the crime of burglary is defined as breaking into a residence a stealing someone else’s property, but that’s not necessarily the case. In it’s least criminal degree (4th), Minnesota defines the act of…
Rank this Week: 1467

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
  • Apr 17

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota

    Burglary Penalties in Minnesota
    Many people believe the crime of burglary is defined as breaking into a residence a stealing someone else’s property, but that’s not necessarily the case. In it’s least criminal degree (4th), Minnesota defines the act of…
Rank this Week: 2230

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/
  • Apr 22

    BCS Completes ADP Mural Project

    BCS Completes ADP Mural Project
    I am very excited to share that on Saturday, April 12 and Saturday April 19th, Adolescent Diversion Program community service participants, along with Youth Justice Board members, created a beautiful mural displayed on the wall of the BCS…
  • Apr 21

    BCS Facilitates Local Mural Project

    BCS Facilitates Local Mural Project
    BCS Community Service clients painting over graffitiThe finished product, a blank canvasOn April 10, on the first day after a harsh winter season, we started a project painting over graffiti on a barricade near the Bronx river.…
  • Apr 16

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island
    The New York Times recently published an editorial stemming from recently acquired statistics about the number of individuals incarcerated at Rikers Island who are experiencing mental illness. You can read the article below, and…
Rank this Week: 1044

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit
    Compared to most weeks, the 6th Circuit was very active this past week. There were five published cases, which appear to be noteworthy. I will provide a brief synopsis of all five. 1) Teresa Prewett v. Stanley Weems, Case No. 12-6489.…
  • Apr 15

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit ruled in United States v. Kamper and Head, 12-5167 and 12-5800. The cases concerned an MDMA distribution conspiracy. Kamper was the "administrator" of the conspiracy and Head, a chemist, was "in charge of…
  • Mar 21

    Holder Memo on Appeal

    Holder Memo on Appeal
    United States v. Ivory, No. 13-5962 (6th Cir. Mar. 21, 2014) (unpublished), is a fairly unremarkable per curiam opinion (Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons).But I'm noting it here b/c the defendant relied on the Holder memo to argue for a lower…
Rank this Week: 1015

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Apr 22

    Uh Oh…look out below….

    Uh Oh…look out below….
    The issue before the Court in Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490 was:Whether the Fourth Amendment requires an officer who receives an anonymoustip regarding a drunken or reckless driver to corroborate dangerous drivingbefore stopping the…
  • Feb 9

    Please read….

    Please read….
    Nicholas Kristof’s article in Sunday New York Times…”Inside a Mental Hospital called Jail.” What has happened to this country to let this situation develop? Read the article here:…
  • Feb 3

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman
    Thoughts about a genius and his addiction- I have always believed the mark of a great artist is the ability to make the observer uncomfortable. Hoffman’s performance in Boogie Nights was a perfect example, brilliant in its conveyance of…
Rank this Week: 2594

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
Rank this Week: 54

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    BE NOT DECEIVED

    BE NOT DECEIVED
    "Be not deceived."  That was the  concluding coda to Justice Scalia's first paragraph in his blistering dissent  in Navarette v. California to Justice Thomas's statist opinion upholding a traffic stop in California based…
  • Apr 21

    PLEA NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL

    PLEA NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL
    JANE DOE v. USA ex Rel ROY BLACK, MARTIN WEINBERG, JEFFREY EPSTEIN. The Perlam doctrine;  Fed Rule of Evidence 410; A criminal investigation for sex crimes, a civil lawsuit by the victim; Ipse Dixit, this case has it all!Look! Up in…
  • Apr 20

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED
    Rubin Hurricane Carter, a boxer from Patterson, New Jersey who almost became the middle weight champion of the world, has died in Toronto at age 76. Carter spent 20 years in prison, framed for a triple murder in bar. He was twice tried an…
Rank this Week: 172

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement

    Court Enforces Intent of Marriage Settlement Agreement
    A recent case decided by the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas demonstrates the ingenuity, even if ineffective, with which some litigants attempt to discharge their duties under Marriage Settlement Agreements (MSA). The case was Eugene v.…
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
Rank this Week: 3436