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Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • May 31

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

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

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

    Sorting out the Mess in Waco, Texas (Part Three)
    Thus, following the shooting, the police had the right to not only arrest any person they observed shooting weapons at others, they would have the right to conduct a protective sweep of not only the outside of the restaurant, but the inside…
Rank this Week: 4614

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case
    Whether it's a drunk driving (DUI), driver's license restoration, driving while license suspended or revoked, or even a drug possession or indecent exposure charge, the overwhelming majority of the cases I handle can trace their beginnings to…
  • Jul 27

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre
    In this article, I want to return to the subject of a 1st offense DUI, and look at it from the inside, meaning how it feels to be the person facing it. In Michigan, we technically have no such offense...
  • Jul 24

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI
    On both my website and this blog, I have written rather extensively about how sobriety is a necessary requirement to a successful license appeal. This is also the big turning point for someone facing a DUI, and who is determined...
Rank this Week: 1043

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Potential Dangers of SGLT-2, Diabetic Drug

    Potential Dangers of SGLT-2, Diabetic Drug
    A class of drugs known as SGLT-2 Inhibitors, used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, have come under fire for the serious risks associated with the drugs. The drugs involved are: Janssen's (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) Invokana…
  • Jul 23

    Semi Truck Crash in Vicksburg

    Semi Truck Crash in Vicksburg
    Earlier this week, there was a semi truck wreck in Vicksburg. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened on Highway 61, near Washington Street. At this time, very few details have been released, but we do know that this was a…
  • Jul 23

    Car Burglaries in Ridgeland

    Car Burglaries in Ridgeland
    On Wednesday morning, several people in the Ridgeland area woke up to find their cars had been burglarized. At this time, at least 10 different complaints have been filed. According to WJTV News Channel 12, one witness report indicates that a…
Rank this Week: 1579

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: 532

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Tashbook on Living in a Vehicle

    Tashbook on Living in a Vehicle
    Linda Tashbook (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted Living in a Vehicle (JURIST - Academic Commentary, June 26, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Nothing offends constitutional sensibilities quite like a local ordinance that…
  • Jul 27

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense
    Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (University of Virginia, School of Law) has posted Self Defense: Tell Me Moore (Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Stephen J. Morse eds., Oxford…
  • Jul 27

    Lazaro on Criminal Financial Abuse of the Elderly

    Lazaro on Criminal Financial Abuse of the Elderly
    Christine Lazaro (St. John's University - School of Law) has posted Financial Abuse of the Elderly (PIABA 21st Annual Meeting Materials) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As of 2010, more than 10 percent of the population is aged 65...
Rank this Week: 178

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    South Florida Father Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Shaken Baby

    South Florida Father Sentenced to 5 Years Prison for Shaken Baby
    For the death of his 5-month-old son as a result of violent shaking, a Lake Worth man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Initially, defendant had been charged with first-degree murder and faced up to 30…
  • Jul 23

    South Florida Embezzlement Arrests After $80k Stolen

    South Florida Embezzlement Arrests After $80k Stolen
    Two insurance underwriting company employees were arrested in Hollywood, accused of embezzling at least $25,000 but possibly as much as $80,000 from the firm. The workers, age 31 and 41, are accused of taking some customer's monthly cash…
  • Jul 14

    Moss v. Florida - New Trial in Sex Crime Case After Evidence Error

    Moss v. Florida - New Trial in Sex Crime Case After Evidence Error
    A Florida man convicted of burglary of an occupied dwelling and sexual battery will receive a new trial after an appeals court agreed the trial court wrongly entered evidence of statements he made to authorities prior to his arrest. In Moss…
Rank this Week: 4515

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 161

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Real estate developer and Lake Oswego resident Roger Pollock agreed to a plea deal last week in connection with federal bank fraud charges relating to a loan he obtained for the construction of an office building on A…
  • Jul 28

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. For the third time in three years, a former real estate agent is defending himself at trial in a mortgage fraud scheme federal prosecutors allege defrauded lending institutions out of more than $24 million. Brett…
  • Jul 28

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kenneth Sweetman, 34, Nutley, New Jersey, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme involving multiple properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Sweetman previously pleaded…
Rank this Week: 3

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3038

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/
Rank this Week: 27

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Jul 28

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    Students across the country are taking, or will be taking, the bar exam over the next few days. California's bar exam begins today and will end on Thursday.To those who are taking the bar exam, good luck!And to those who will not be taking…
  • Jul 19

    California's Fractional Statute

    California's Fractional Statute
    One interesting phenomenon I have noticed in a few of California's statutes is the numbering of sections with fractions rather than decimal points. I first noticed this when I ran across California's law prohibiting the destruction or…
  • Jul 12

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research
    Consider a couple of hypothetical situations.Al is a graduate student at UCLA who lives in Los Angeles, California. It is summertime so Al's grading duties are more relaxed than they normally are during the school year. But Al has a…
Rank this Week: 2357

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 28

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie

    White House Hostage Policy Leaves Risk on Table for Third Partie
    Last month, the White House announced a change in its policy toward overseas hostage-takings of U.S. citizens. The new policy, accompanied by an Executive Order, aims to effect policy changes at home and overseas, including a focus on…
  • Jul 22

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Awards Over $3 million to Company Insider

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Awards Over $3 million to Company Insider
    On Friday, July 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it will award more than $3 million to a company insider who helped the SEC “crack a complex fraud.” The SEC’s whistleblower program was adopted…
  • Jul 21

    CFPB Signals Future Regulation in the Payment Processing Industry

    CFPB Signals Future Regulation in the Payment Processing Industry
    On July 9, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a set of “consumer protection principles” for the financial industry as it develops new, faster payment processing systems. Last November, CFPB Director…
Rank this Week: 2336

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 495

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 28

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!
    For those of you who have spurned my small request for a little love by reading Fault Lines, we’ve been slowly adding things to make it better, broader, more worth your while. Two new writers, Murray Newman and Jeff Gamso, have joined.…
  • Jul 28

    A Subconstitutional System

    A Subconstitutional System
    One of the pitfalls of experience is that you’ve seen things before.  Painful memories of the birth and growth of civil in rem forfeiture in the 1980s, when it had a cool slogan (“take the profit out of crime”) and…
  • Jul 28

    Because A New Law Will Change Everything

    Because A New Law Will Change Everything
    It may be the single stupidest idea ever proposed with the best of intentions, but it reflects a mindset that has killed more people than any other.  And it’s always done with the best of intentions.  At Huff Post, H.A.…
Rank this Week: 77

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
Rank this Week: 257

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
Rank this Week: 2764

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Against My Better Hope

    Against My Better Hope
    I was talking with another lawyer about an appeal someone might be filing.  He thought it surprising that instead of rooting for a defense win, the criminal defense bar might actually be hoping that the prosecutor prevailed.  On the…
  • Jul 27

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED
    Over at Fault Lines today, I expect them to put up a post of mine (I don't do the actual posting there) about the federal prosecution of Dylan Roof for the hate crime of killing people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in…
  • Jul 22

    Self-Promotion, or Something

    Self-Promotion, or Something
    No, I haven't disappeared.I've been away.  There were the days at a conference on sex offender laws.  There were the days at a conference on the death penalty.  There were a couple of days of vacation, hanging out with old…
Rank this Week: 1630

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Criminal Docket for Upcoming Year for U.S. Supreme Court

    Criminal Docket for Upcoming Year for U.S. Supreme Court
    Here are the cases and the issues coming up for the next year for the United States Supreme Court.Pay close attention for Foster v. Humphrey, a Georgia case regarding racial discrimination during jury selection.A lot of cases appealed…
  • Jul 27

    Journal: New Mexico Judicial Selection Committee Opens Up Its Deliberatiion

    Journal: New Mexico Judicial Selection Committee Opens Up Its Deliberatiion
    An article in today's journal lays out how it occurred.http://www.abqjournal.com/618629/news/judicial-commission-opens-deliberations-to-fill-vacancies.htmlThe nominating commission list, which is listed on the UNM Law website, shows that…
  • Jul 23

    Orin Kerr's Take on the Death Penalty and Supreme Court Justice

    Orin Kerr's Take on the Death Penalty and Supreme Court Justice
    So true, so true.Kerr's take on why so many Justices turn away from the death penalty might be a guess, but I think it's a good one.But the same can be said for their frustrations with habeas petitions as well, which is why those rules grow…
Rank this Week: 2497

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Can I Video Record a Police Officer?

    Can I Video Record a Police Officer?
    Have you ever found yourself the victim of an unexpected traffic stop? Almost everyone who drives will eventually feel the shock of seeing the rearview mirror glow with the flashing lights of a trailing police car. Whether you’ve been…
  • Jul 26

    What are Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    What are Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    At the conclusion of any successful personal injury lawsuit, the courts will normally award the plaintiff a certain amount of monetary compensation for harm resulting from the actions of the guilty party. Such damages exist for only one…
  • Jul 18

    What is a Plea Bargain?

    What is a Plea Bargain?
    Many people believe that every criminal case must inevitably lead to an expensive trial after which the defendant will either walk free or remain to face the consequences. In actuality, about 90 percent of Nevada residents facing such charges…
Rank this Week: 1628

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD
    We thought that the DOC had caved. We thought that the problems with attorneys not being allowed to see clients except through a solid plate of cloudy plexiglass through which you cannot give a client a card or see an a-form was…
  • Jul 27

    BAKING SODA?

    BAKING SODA?
    A Judge in Washington County, PA., was sentenced to 1 to 23 months for stealing cocaine that was in evidence in a case before him.  Judge Pozonsky not only broke the evidence seal on the drugs and  replaced the cocaine with baking…
  • Jul 24

    PIZZA

    PIZZA
    It should be simple; subtle yet distinguishable with virtue, taste, sauce and texture. It is the quintessential American food, so of course its roots are from immigrants and it was popularized by American GIs returning from WWII…
Rank this Week: 235

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 27

    "Sorting Through the Marijuana Mess in Ohio"

    "Sorting Through the Marijuana Mess in Ohio"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new lengthy discussion of some of the notable (and notably distinct) marijuana reform developments in Ohio authored by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel. Especially for anyone trying to keep…
  • Jul 27

    Fascinating marijuana reform developments in Italy

    Fascinating marijuana reform developments in Italy
    This lengthy International Busness Times article discusses the history and current status of marijuana policy in Italy. The piece is headlined "Marijuana Legalization In Italy: 250 Italian Lawmakers Support Cannabis Decriminalization…
  • Jul 26

    First primary state poll indicating considerable support for marijuana reform

    First primary state poll indicating considerable support for marijuana reform
    This new article on some new polling, headlined "Poll Suggests Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire," suggests that Presidential candidates my face some perils if they fail to face up to the modern marijuana reform…
Rank this Week: 2305

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jul 27

    Vehicle Equity Skimming in Utah

    Vehicle Equity Skimming in Utah
    Vehicle equity skimming became illegal in Utah back in 1991, yet many car dealers continue to have problems avoiding this crime. False promises Selling a vehicle isn’t always an easy task for car owners, which is why they often pay…
  • Jul 22

    Criminally Negligent Homicide for Leaving Baby in a Hot Car

    Criminally Negligent Homicide for Leaving Baby in a Hot Car
    There is much debate about whether parents and guardians should be charged with child endangerment for leaving a baby in a hot car and criminally negligent homicide if the child dies. Some cases are easy to note the parent willfully or…
  • Jul 20

    Public Intoxication on Private Property

    Public Intoxication on Private Property
    They who stroll around town belligerently drunk risk being arrested for public intoxication, but what if they are on their own private property? Public intoxication defined Utah Code 76-9-701 states “A person is guilty of [public]…
Rank this Week: 422

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 27

    Killers and Rapists, Rejoice!

    Killers and Rapists, Rejoice!
    One thing my father taught me was to thank God for your opponents.  As usual, he was right.My opponents in the sentencing reform battle  --  those favoring mass sentencing reduction and the additional crime that is certain to…
  • Jul 27

    Kevin Cooper: Still Guilty After All These Year

    Kevin Cooper: Still Guilty After All These Year
    California's capital punishment opponents have a problem.  Despite about a thousand capital judgments in the post-Gregg era (beginning with the passage of the Deukmejian bill in 1977), they don't have a single substantiated case of an…
  • Jul 27

    No Federal Habeas on SCOTUS Docket

    No Federal Habeas on SCOTUS Docket
    Rory Little has this summary at SCOTUSblog of the criminal and related cases for the coming Supreme Court term.  What I found most interesting, though, is what is not there.  Not a single case of a state prisoner challenging his...
Rank this Week: 254

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    A bumper crop of opinion

    A bumper crop of opinion
    Some days -- and even weeks -- you have to dig pretty hard to find a case that addresses an interesting issue in criminal law in the Sixth Circuit. Other days, such as last Friday, the corn is as high as an elephant's eye.…
  • Jul 16

    No reasonable suspicion BUT consent saved the day!!

    No reasonable suspicion BUT consent saved the day!!
    In United States v. Lee, the Sixth Circuit held that a tip that there were possible weapons at a parolee's house was insufficient to provide reasonable suspicion to allow a search of the residence.  Under the Court's "parolee search"…
  • Jul 12

    Intent to Threaten? An Update

    Intent to Threaten? An Update
    The Sixth Circuit, in an opinion written (perhaps coincidentally) by Judge Sutton, reversed a conviction for transmitting threats in interstate commerce (18 U.S.C. § 875(c)) because the judge instructed the jury that it needed only to…
Rank this Week: 962

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Sad and Tragic Case of Sandra Bland

    The Sad and Tragic Case of Sandra Bland
    Sandra Bland was laid to rest this past weekend . Ms. Bland's arrest and death has been widely reported in the media. Questions linger on why she was arrested and the circumstances leading to her death. Coming back from court her story was…
  • Jul 21

    New California Law Allows Illegal residents To Get License

    New California Law Allows Illegal residents To Get License
      After California enacted a new law earlier this year, illegal residents became eligible to obtain a driver's license. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reported over 397,000 drivers licenses were issued to illegal residents…
  • Jul 20

    Continuing Legal Education for DUI Lawyer

    Continuing Legal Education for DUI Lawyer
    Last week , I was returning from Chicago where I gave a presentation to the folks that attended the DUIDLA summer session. Here is a short listing of some of the  topics that were presented. Cross-examination …
Rank this Week: 807

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Jul 27

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?
    The Washington Supreme Court is sending Kent v Cobb back to Division I to examine Due Process and whether the I-502 statute violates constitutional rights because it fails to ·provide notice that conduct was…
  • Jul 27

    Case Law Update

    Case Law Update
      The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or…
  • Jul 7

    Case Law Update, Week ending 7-3-15

    Case Law Update, Week ending 7-3-15
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law United States Supreme Court Glossip v. Gross: In an opinion authored by Justice Alito and joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, and…
Rank this Week: 4358

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1273

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2069

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 27

    Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop?

    Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop?
    Attorney Page Pate joins CBS Atlanta on WGCL Channel 46 to discuss the practical and legal issues faced by Sandra Bland when she was asked to stop smoking and get… read more → The post Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop? appeared…
  • Jul 24

    Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case

    Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case
    Attorney Page Pate joins CNN New Day Weekend in discussing the recently released deposition of comedian Bill Cosby from a 2005 civil lawsuit that alleged sexual assault. The post Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case appeared first on .
  • Jul 19

    President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reform

    President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reform
    Attorney Page Pate joins Matt Pearl of WXIA 11 Alive New to discuss President Obama’s call to reform federal sentencing guidelines. The post President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reforms appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 710

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jul 27

    Plea Bargaining: What Can and Can’t Be on the Table?

    Plea Bargaining: What Can and Can’t Be on the Table?
    Can a prosecutor threaten more serious charges if the defendant refuses to agree to a plea bargain? Can a plea bargain include a promise by the State to be more lenient on the defendant’s wife? Read on for answers. Generally Plea…
  • Jul 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Walter Scott. Freddie Gray. The past year has been dominated by news of encounters between police officers and unarmed black citizens that have resulted in tragedy. Sandra Bland is the latest name on the list. She…
  • Jul 23

     Ohio v. Clark: What Does It Mean for Child Protective Services?

     Ohio v. Clark: What Does It Mean for Child Protective Services?
    [Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the SOG’s civil law blog, On the Civil Side. Nonetheless, given its coverage of Confrontation Clause issues arising from a criminal case, we thought that it…
Rank this Week: 1527

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 27

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 27

    Rod Blagojevich: Appeals Court Tosses Some Count

    Rod Blagojevich: Appeals Court Tosses Some Count
    It took 17 months for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on former Gov. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal. The decision came down July 21, and the Court threw out a few counts. He will have to be resentenced. Here's the…
  • Jul 26

    Tsarnaev Moved from USP to Supermax

    Tsarnaev Moved from USP to Supermax
    I missed the news earlier this week that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved from the USP at Florence to ADX (Supermax.) Supermax has 9 units in four maximum security levels, but because Tsarnaev has Special Administrative Measures (SAMS),…
Rank this Week: 2

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
  • Jul 27

    System Pressures the Innocent to Plead Guilty

    System Pressures the Innocent to Plead Guilty
    In an opinion piece published on Friday in the Washington Post, Sam Gross—a law professor at the University of Michigan and the editor of the National Registry of Exonerations—writes that recent statistics and exonerations reveal…
  • Jul 24

    Exonerees Use Their Music to Shine Light on Wrongful Conviction

    Exonerees Use Their Music to Shine Light on Wrongful Conviction
    For many exonerees, the Innocence Network Conference provides a unique chance to connect with other men and women who have been confronted with and survived the unimaginable experience of being wrongfully convicted. For one group of…
  • Jul 23

    Kirk Bloodsworth Urges Support of DNA Testing and Innocence Programs at Summit

    Kirk Bloodsworth Urges Support of DNA Testing and Innocence Programs at Summit
    Kirk Bloodsworth, the first person in the United States to be exonerated from death row through DNA testing, joined criminal justice system leaders in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday at the Coalition for Public Safety Bipartisan Summit on Fair…
Rank this Week: 699

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 27

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrian
    The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, which advocates for cycling and pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety, has identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians within Philadelphia. These intersections are listed…
  • Jul 24

    Proving Liability for an Accident Caused by Texting and Driving

    Proving Liability for an Accident Caused by Texting and Driving
    Dozens of things cause car accidents every day in the U.S. But one of the most prominent causes of car accidents—leading to more than 3,000 traffic-related fatalities in the year 2013 alone—is driving while distracted, according…
  • Jul 23

    Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders Headed to Roar on the Shore in Pennsylvania

    Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders Headed to Roar on the Shore in Pennsylvania
    An annual occurrence first started in 2007, Roar on the Shore has emerged from a small fundraising event to a massive bike rally that is free to enter. A fun time for bikers with live music, bike contests, custom motorcycles and…
Rank this Week: 2012

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe
    Donkey HoteyGuest Blog Post by Tina DupuyThere’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner…
  • Jul 23

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
  • Jul 21

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?
    With apologies to Stephen Colbert, the title of this post is not meant as parody (for the most part).Not that I don't have serious issues with some of Obama's policies and positions.  His refusal to investigate, much less…
Rank this Week: 144

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 681

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    This opinion is a civil case, but nothing…

    This opinion is a civil case, but nothing about it suggests to me that the same rule wouldn't obtain in criminal cases in analogously unusual circumstances.Dietz v. Bouldin, No. 13-35377 (Fisher with Bea and Murguia) --- The Ninth Circuit…
  • Jul 27

    United States v. Santos-Flores, No.…

    United States v. Santos-Flores, No. 15-10289 (July 2015 motions panel) ---In a published order, the Ninth Circuit held that a criminal defendant may not be denied bail simply because he is likely to be placed in immigration custody and…
  • Jul 25

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Revs Up ICE-Breaker - Bail Reform Act not Trumped by Imigration Detainer

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Revs Up ICE-Breaker - Bail Reform Act not Trumped by Imigration Detainer
     Hon. Judges Kozinski and SchroederIf the United States Attorney’s Office – Article II of the federal government – is unable to control ICE, who can?  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.United States v.…
Rank this Week: 262

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Ohio License Suspension for Unpaid Debt

    Ohio License Suspension for Unpaid Debt
    If you are in a lot of debt, you may have heard that your license can be suspended until you pay. Unfortunately, this is sometimes true. If you owe child support payments or other debts to the state, you may find your license revoked until…
  • Jul 17

    Open Container Districts Now Allowed in Ohio

    Open Container Districts Now Allowed in Ohio
    As of May, open container distracts are officially legal in Ohio. A bill proposing these open container districts was signed into law by Governor John Kasich on April 30th. The new law allows larger Ohio cities and townships to designate…
  • Jul 13

    Will Lawyers Accept Credit Card Payments For Their Fees?

    Will Lawyers Accept Credit Card Payments For Their Fees?
    One of the first questions most clients ask about billing is always “Do you accept credit cards?” At the Columbus Criminal Defense offices of Luftman, Heck & Associates, the answer is yes, and we think all criminal defense…
Rank this Week: 2029

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • Jul 27

    Emotional Extremes Of A Criminal Not Necessarily An Emotional Disorder

    Emotional Extremes Of A Criminal Not Necessarily An Emotional Disorder
    A lot of criminals or social offenders are characterized by quick changes in their moods, from extremely high to extremely low. These changes in moods can happen frequently — even within a single day of a criminal’s life. He or…
  • Apr 29

    Cultural Influence On Crime

    Cultural Influence On Crime
    One can take many different stances when asked to determine the causes of criminal activity. One area of research that has been gaining popularity views crime as a product of the culture or subculture to which one belongs, rather than…
  • Apr 24

    Should We Be More Concerned With Prenatal Exposure In The Prevention Of Crime?

    Should We Be More Concerned With Prenatal Exposure In The Prevention Of Crime?
    Crime and violence has existed throughout human history, and the search for answers as to what causes such behavior has lead to a variety of proposed theories. Criminal behavior is often associated with a variety of social and environmental…
Rank this Week: 2683

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    When Florida Police and Defendant Disagree on Consent to Search - Thompson v. State

    When Florida Police and Defendant Disagree on Consent to Search - Thompson v. State
    Criminal cases, particularly drug cases, often turn on rulings on the admissibility of evidence. Searches and confessions are both commonly challenged. The Second District recently considered the admissibility of both in the case of…
  • Jun 17

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State
    Although jurors and the parties to a case are entitled to a discrimination-free juror selection process in Florida, an attorney in some cases may believe that a particular group may be more sympathetic to the other side. When an attorney…
  • Mar 24

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State
    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we spend a fair amount of time in this space discussing the law as it applies to searches and seizures, whether it's at a home, in a car or on the street. As Florida's Third District Court of…
Rank this Week: 3901

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Injury Accident vs Personal Injury Case

    Injury Accident vs Personal Injury Case
    When Melissa, a 40 year-old grocery shopper, decided to use the store restroom, she ignored the “Caution: Wet Floor” sign blocking the entrance and went running down the freshly mopped hallway. When she slipped and broke her leg,…
  • Jul 22

    Oklahoma Adoption Law

    Oklahoma Adoption Law
    Adopting a child can be a rewarding and joyful event. A celebration is often in order at the end of what can be a grueling and overwhelming process. There are myriad laws that must be followed which are actually designed to be sure that when…
  • Jun 29

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con
    Filing for bankruptcy is a viable financial strategy for individuals who have recently experienced a significant change in income and are having trouble making ends meet. Filing for bankruptcy is like taking off a Band-Aid; the quicker you do…
Rank this Week: 1997

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Jul 27

    Civil Lesson From Criminal Trial

    Civil Lesson From Criminal Trial
    Civil lawyers can learn something from criminal trials. Here is a 20-minute talk . . .   . . . and, if you are ambitious, here is the slide deck: Civil Lessons from Criminal Trial
  • Jul 17

    New! Improved! Resources on White-Collar Crime and Cocktail

    New! Improved! Resources on White-Collar Crime and Cocktail
    We’ve recently expanded our blogs, links and sources page.  Good resources for white-collar crime, cocktails, crime fiction and theology.  Sometimes all at once. Have at it.  
  • Jun 24

    Flipboard Spotlight | White Collar | Nice Tie.

    Flipboard Spotlight | White Collar | Nice Tie.
    You may use Flipboard as a nifty way to organize news and media in which you have an interest.  (If you don’t use Flipboard, try it). For mysterious reasons, Flipboard decided to do a “spotlight” on me as a…
Rank this Week: 2289

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Representative to Propose Legislation Requiring IIDs In All New Vehicle

    U.S. Representative to Propose Legislation Requiring IIDs In All New Vehicle
    U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice has announced that she will be introducing legislation that will require ignition interlock devices to be installed on all new vehicles coming off the production line of American automakers. Recall that…
  • Jul 16

    A Consumer Report on…Personal Breathalyzer

    A Consumer Report on…Personal Breathalyzer
    There has been an explosion in recent years of personal breathalyzers.  These are small, portable devices which — to varying degrees of accuracy — can give you rough readings of the blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of your…
  • Jul 6

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction

    Traveling to Canada after a California DUI Conviction
    I’ve recently represented several people in California DUI cases who, after having been convicted, needed to travel to Canada. They were all surprised to learn that traveling to visit our neighbors to the north after a California DUI…
Rank this Week: 1498

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jul 27

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving
    It’s one of the first lessons young drivers are taught in driver’s education class. Excessive speed can be deadly. Still, American society loves the image of the slick, fast cars. Speeding almost seems to be an American pastime.…
  • Jul 13

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced
    Earlier this month Dave Caddell from Caddell Weiland represented a client who received a ticket in Henrico County Virginia for Failing to Yield the Right of Way. Our client’s ticket was a result of him backing his tractor trailer across…
  • Jul 13

    Henrico Reckless Driving Reduced to Speeding Ticket

    Henrico Reckless Driving Reduced to Speeding Ticket
    Dave Caddell from the law firm Caddell Weiland was able to recently get a client’s Reckless Driving ticket, 91 mph in a 70 mph zone, in Henrico County Virginia reduced down from Reckless Driving charge to a simple speeding ticket. Our…
Rank this Week: 1543

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case
     After I found the pocket dial case, I did a search in Westlaw for "butt dial" cases . . . and found one, which was decided a few weeks ago:  Dietenberger v. Marcott, 2015 WL 3623647 (Court of Appeals of Iowa 2015). The…
  • Jul 27

    The "Pocket Dial," Wiretapping and a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    The "Pocket Dial," Wiretapping and a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently issued an interesting opinion in a civil suit:  Huff v. Spaw, 2015 WL 4430466 (2015). The court began its opinion by explaining that “[t]his case requires us to consider…
  • Jul 24

    Wiretapping, Hotmail and Impersonation

    Wiretapping, Hotmail and Impersonation
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Chavan v. Cohen, 2015 WL 4077323 (2015).  He begins the opinion by outlining…
Rank this Week: 654

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 713