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Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 835

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Apr 18

    Private probation companies write the law

    Private probation companies write the law
    By Jessica Towne I’ve been writing about how to survive probation in my Georgia Driver newsletter lately. Probation requirements are usually written in dense legalese and use jargon that many probationers don’t understand. One…
  • Apr 16

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?
    Governor Deal has been touched by the plight of epileptic and other chronically ill children in Georgia, and is waging a valiant war to get marijuana THC oil approved for their use. Despite getting a bill permitting medical use of THC through…
  • Apr 8

    Can you turn a gym into a court?

    Can you turn a gym into a court?
    By Jessica Towne My admin’s jaw dropped this morning when she read about a DUI case that was heard and decided in a court held inside a high school gym. She couldn’t believe you could turn a court into this kind of circus. She…
Rank this Week: 5007

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

South Carolina DUI Lawyers

Covers DUI and DWI in South Carolina. By Strom Law Firm L.L.C.

http://stromlawdui.com/category/sc-dui-lawyers-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rick Malone Arrested for DUI

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s Rick Malone Arrested for DUI
    Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Star Rick Malone Arrested on DUI Charges Early Saturday morning, April 12th, Tampa Bay Lightning’s left wing Rick Malone was arrested on DUI charges, as well as for possession of cocaine. The…
  • Apr 3

    Woman Violates DUI Probation, Brags on Facebook

    Woman Violates DUI Probation, Brags on Facebook
    Michigan Woman Violates Terms of DUI Probation but Caught after Bragging on Facebook A Michigan woman has been arrested after violating the terms of her probation for a 2012 DUI after bragging about drinking on St. Patrick’s…
  • Apr 2

    David Cassidy’s Latest DUI Lands Him in Rehab

    David Cassidy’s Latest DUI Lands Him in Rehab
    David Cassidy Required to go to Rehab, Gets Probation, After Latest DUI In the trial for his third DUI arrest since 2010, David Cassidy was given 5 years’ probation, and ordered to go to rehab. Cassidy’s sentence…
Rank this Week: 4371

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor
    Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme. After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013,…
  • Apr 18

    Real Estate Investor Admits Bid Rigging and Fraud at Foreclose Auction

    Real Estate Investor Admits Bid Rigging and Fraud at Foreclose Auction
    Mohamed Hanif Omar, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. The defendant made and received payoffs and diverted money…
  • Apr 17

    Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Scam Involving $8M in Losse

    Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Scam Involving $8M in Losse
    Victoria l. Sprouse, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on April 15, 2014, for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme involving the use of false mortgage applications and HUD-1 Settlement Statements. According to media reports, Sprouse was…
Rank this Week: 2

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

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

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014
    The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight (April 18th).  The Checkpoint will begin at 7:00 pm and will be located  on W. First Street in Springfield. If you want to receive…
  • Apr 17

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season

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

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season.  So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures;…
Rank this Week: 256

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Apr 18

    U.S. Supreme Court to Revisit NJ Handgun Law

    U.S. Supreme Court to Revisit NJ Handgun Law
    Gun control is one of the nation’s most contentious issues.  Some feel that gun ownership is a safety measure and basic right, while others feel that guns only lead to violence and must be regulated more tightly.  Today, the…
  • Apr 8

    Are Rap Lyrics Admissible Evidence in Court?

    Are Rap Lyrics Admissible Evidence in Court?
    “Gangsta rap” music is a little like punk music: bluntly-worded, in-your-face, and notorious for relentlessly pushing the label.  Rap lyrics about the gangster lifestyle have been leading to scandals, debates, and headlines…
  • Mar 25

    Is Marijuana Legalization Coming to New Jersey?

    Is Marijuana Legalization Coming to New Jersey?
    In the ’60s and ’70s, it was civil rights and Vietnam.  In the ’80s it was “trickle-down” and the Cold War. Today, marijuana legalization has taken over America’s news media as the hot-button political…
Rank this Week: 1409

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    SALEM STUDENT IS THE LATEST ARREST FOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON ON CAMPUS.

    SALEM STUDENT IS THE LATEST ARREST FOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON ON CAMPUS.
    ...And so it continues. In Salem, a 20-year-old student at Salem community charter school was arrested Monday. That charge? Assault by means of a dangerous weapon. The weapon? Knives. According to law enforcement Bjorn A. Nichols…
  • Apr 15

    MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL SCHOOLS INCREASE POLICE PRESENCE TO DETER VIOLENCE (PART ONE)

    MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL SCHOOLS INCREASE POLICE PRESENCE TO DETER VIOLENCE (PART ONE)
    The tragedy we remember today was as horrible and ugly as they come. And come they have. Repeatedly. Too often, the tragedy results in the death or serious injury of our children. Often, it is our children who perpetrate the deed. It…
  • Apr 4

    “I WAS ARRESTED! WILL MY NAME BE IN THE NEWS?”

    “I WAS ARRESTED! WILL MY NAME BE IN THE NEWS?”
    Probably, in one form or another. There are things, though that can be done about it. Being arrested and hauled into court for arraignment is, among other things, embarrassing. You don’t want the world to know about it and your…
Rank this Week: 470

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    My Life

    My Life
    My name is Jessie. I live in Tennessee. When I was nineteen years old I was a little wild not having any knowledge of the consequences I’d face. At the age of nineteen I was charged with a schedule two [...]The post My Life appeared…
  • Apr 13

    Florida no land of opportunity

    Florida no land of opportunity
    I am currently a 40 year old African American female. Single and no children. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and psychology. I came to Florida in the early 80′s. I first got in trouble by hanging with the [...]The post Florida no…
  • Apr 11

    Just want my life back

    Just want my life back
    I was charge will a crime of violation of civil right. Which result in a non-conviction and dismissal after completing probation. This have been a nine year process, I have been a active in my church, and other church talk [...]The post Just…
Rank this Week: 2135

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: 71

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2931

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear
    Alabama has one of the highest execution rates in the country, but it is running out of a critical lethal injection drug, which may stall scheduled executions. According to reports, death penalty experts are not sure what the state will do to…
  • Apr 15

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law
    In January the Senate approved an “expungement” measure that would allow Alabama residents who have been charged, but never convicted, of a non-violent misdemeanor or felony to have their records hidden from public view. This is a…
  • Apr 11

    New Bill Restricts Sex Offender Access to School

    New Bill Restricts Sex Offender Access to School
    Convicted sex offenders continue to face some of the most severe and lasting criminal penalties. A new bill before the Alabama Legislature would place additional restrictions on sex offenders who were convicted of crimes against minors. If…
Rank this Week: 1351

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 3915

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 1040

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Fatal truck accident in California kills 10

    Fatal truck accident in California kills 10
    Commercial trucks are among the main ways to transport goods in the United States, but when the drivers of these rigs do not pay attention or drive in a negligent manner, the results can be catastrophic. The driver of the...
  • Apr 11

    California motor vehicle accident kills child

    California motor vehicle accident kills child
    A few individuals in the United States sometimes decide to make unsafe decisions while driving that can result in the creation of dangerous situations. These situations do not always involve just the person making the decision but can…
  • Apr 2

    California motor vehicle accident caused by drunk driving

    California motor vehicle accident caused by drunk driving
    Driving while intoxicated is one of the most irresponsible decisions that a driver can make. Tragically, this decision can affect more people than just the driver, since it can create dangerous situations very quickly. These situations can…
Rank this Week: 4848

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
  • Apr 16

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure
    In this post, I return to an issue I did several posts on, early in the career of this blog: “Seizure,” “Copying as a Seizure (Again)” and “Copying as Search and Seizure.” I am returning to the issue…
  • Apr 14

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"
    As a judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit notes at the beginning of his opinion in this case, “Harry McMillan was a second-year law student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law when he posted an…
Rank this Week: 337

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 18

    If You Can’t Trust Prosecutors…

    If You Can’t Trust Prosecutors…
    There won’t be much “value added” in this post, as its purpose is to direct readers to Doug Berman’s post at Sentencing Law & Policy on the fiasco of Cesar Huerta Cantu.  In that case, a typo, conceded by…
  • Apr 18

    Honoring The Defendant’s Rights, Duct Tape Edition

    Honoring The Defendant’s Rights, Duct Tape Edition
    Protip: If you get the opportunity to nail down the duct tape contract for the Alachua County, Florida, jail, seize it. It’s going to be huge! On the one hand, Circuit Judge Robert Groeb’s steadfast belief in the right of…
  • Apr 18

    SWAT For Jesu

    SWAT For Jesu
    Charlie Eipper is a member of the SWAT team in Wichita Falls, Texas, but his team is more special than most.  He suffers from the usual rationalizations of the “Warrior Cop“: Eipper has considered himself a professional…
Rank this Week: 84

Frequently Asked Questions about…

Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Criminal Defense

Answers federal criminal defense questions for northern Ohio residents. By Patituce & Associates LLC.

http://cleveland-federal-criminal-defense.com/frequently-asked-questions-2/
Rank this Week: 3426

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14
    Happy Good Friday this 4-18-14, which if you write today's date backwards, you get...4-18-14. "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man....He drew over to him both many of the Jews and the Gentiles...and when Pilate, at the…
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

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

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?
    Caesar Cantu plead guilty to marijuana trafficking and was sentenced to 11.5 years in federal court. Due solely to a scribbners error an additional 42 months was added to his sentence on the judgment and conviction. However, the district…
Rank this Week: 228

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Smoking K2 in Texas Could Mean Big Trouble

    Smoking K2 in Texas Could Mean Big Trouble
    If you thought it was alright to smoke K2 in Texas, you may be in for a big surprise. Not only has the Texas Controlled Substances Act been amended to account for synthetic marijuana, the penalty for a K2 conviction is substantial. Synthetic…
  • Apr 15

    Busted for Drugs? Here Are the Possible Penalties in Texa

    Busted for Drugs? Here Are the Possible Penalties in Texa
    It’s never a good idea to find out which drugs are strictly controlled by the state of Texas after being arrested. It just might be too late to avoid a serious criminal conviction. A drug conviction charge can devastate the future of…
  • Apr 11

    Money Laundering Penalties in Harris County, Texa

    Money Laundering Penalties in Harris County, Texa
    Perhaps you’ve already learned that it’s easier than you thought to get caught up in a money laundering scheme. Texas money laundering laws are constantly being updated to keep up with new ways of getting around the law. Money…
Rank this Week: 2076

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Misdemeanors vs. Felonies: Do You Know the Difference?

    Misdemeanors vs. Felonies: Do You Know the Difference?
    Most criminal offenses are listed as either misdemeanor crimes or felony crimes. This is an important distinction because misdemeanors and felonies can have vastly different implications for defendants. In general, misdemeanor crimes are…
  • Apr 15

    DWI Charges: Will I Be Sentenced to Jail?

    DWI Charges: Will I Be Sentenced to Jail?
    It’s a common scenario: someone has a few drinks with friends at a bar, gets in their car to drive home and is then arrested and taken to jail for DWI. In recent years, states have been issuing tougher sentences for Driving While…
  • Apr 11

    Should I Turn Myself in for Marijuana?

    Should I Turn Myself in for Marijuana?
    Turning yourself in for a crime is never an easy decision to make. Some people may say that it’s better to turn yourself in but is this always true? When that crime is a drug charge for marijuana, the decision gets even more…
Rank this Week: 2928

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Learn the History of Cocaine for Earth Day

    Learn the History of Cocaine for Earth Day
    Grown primarily in the mountains of South America, the coca plant has played an influential part in the development of recent history. The crystalline tropane alkaloid substance known as cocaine was first isolated by a German chemist in 1859.…
  • Apr 15

    What Should a Criminal Defendant Say to Friends and Family Members?

    What Should a Criminal Defendant Say to Friends and Family Members?
    If you’re facing criminal charges, things are going to be tough for a while. What should you say to friends and family members? What will they think? Sure, being straight forward and honest is always the best policy, but that…
  • Apr 11

    Lawyer/Client Relationships: Is a Little White Lie OK?

    Lawyer/Client Relationships: Is a Little White Lie OK?
    Should you lie to your lawyer? You probably know the answer, but let’s be honest; it’s just human nature to make things appear better than they really are. There are many reasons for being honest with your defense attorney, but…
Rank this Week: 2927

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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 1955

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Apr 18

    Die Schwächen der Strafverfolgung im Sexualstrafrecht

    Die Schwächen der Strafverfolgung im Sexualstrafrecht
    Es war ein Satz in einem Artikel von Roland Preuß auf Sueddeutsche.de, der gestern nicht nur in den sozialen Netzwerken die Gemüter erhitzte: „Man kann nicht ernsthaft unterstellen, dass Frauen eine Vergewaltigung…
  • Apr 15

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert
    Wie geht eine Staatsanwaltschaft mit einer Strafanzeige wegen Kindesmisshandlung (juristisch: Misshandlung von Schutzbefohlenen) um? Wenn es um hilflose Kinder geht — sehr sorgfältig — sollte man meinen. Und wie, wenn die…
  • Apr 14

    Entsexualisiertes Sexualstrafrecht

    Entsexualisiertes Sexualstrafrecht
    Die Konsequenz aus der Affäre Edathy soll einmal mehr sein, das Strafrecht zu verschärfen. So sollen zukünftig Herstellung, Verbreitung und Besitz unbefugt erstellter Nacktaufnahmen unter Strafe stehen —…
Rank this Week: 2276

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 17

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program
    Isn't there a child's fable about "Crying Wolf" when there is none? 4-18-2014 Texas: A Houston state senator is calling for an investigation into a program that puts high-risk sex offenders in supervised homes in neighborhoods,…
  • Apr 16

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance
    4-16-2014 Texas: Residents of Dublin have lived for years without a sex offender ordinance, but not anymore. On Monday the Dublin City Council heard from residents and Police Chief Shawn Fullagar on the issue. Fullagar said when he…
  • Apr 15

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
    4-15-2014 New York: The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday. “We have been going back…
Rank this Week: 47

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Criminal Intent in the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Criminal Intent in the Boston Marathon Bombing
    Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev know what he was doing, and intend to do it, when he planted the bomb that killed three people and grievously injured dozens more?Well, read his own words. When asked to comment, one of his numerous defense…
  • Apr 17

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

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

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Tennessee May Revive Electric Chair: The Tennessee House has adopted a bill that will allow use of the electric chair as an alternative execution method if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.  Erik Schelzig of the Associated Press…
Rank this Week: 529

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

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

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"
    Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour, this time stepping slightly outside his ideological comfort zone to appear on Michael Smerconish’s radio show. (Excerpt here; full broadcast available at siriusxm.) Cohan expressed…
  • Apr 17

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

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

    DNA & "Thousands of Years" of Rape Prosecution

    DNA & "Thousands of Years" of Rape Prosecution
    Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour yesterday, appearing on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” and WUNC’s “State of Things.” It’s hard at this stage to escape notice that Cohan’s press…
Rank this Week: 641

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 767

East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

Covers criminal law and drunk driving. By Jeremy J. Richey.

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Aug 27

    Douglas County Courthouse

    Douglas County Courthouse
    Address The address of the Douglas County Courthouse is 401 South Center Street, Tuscola, IL 61953.   Visitors must pass through security when entering the courthouse. Courtroom “1? is located on the third floor of the courthouse.  There…
  • Jul 28

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
Rank this Week: 4300

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 17

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc

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

    Thursday Night Open Thread

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

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

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

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Klein et al. on Federal and State Charging Practice

    Klein et al. on Federal and State Charging Practice
    Susan R. Klein , Michael Gramer , Daniel Graver and Jessica Kindell Winchell (University of Texas School of Law , University of Texas at Austin - School of Law , University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and...
Rank this Week: 99

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

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

    As Regulators Closed In, TelexFree Execs Scrambled To Move Asset

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

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy

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

    Judge Revokes Bond For Accused Ponzi Schemer After Contact With Victim

    Judge Revokes Bond For Accused Ponzi Schemer After Contact With Victim
    A federal judge has revoked bail for a Florida man accused of orchestrating a $70.9 million Ponzi scheme, siding with prosecutors' allegations of "brazen" violations of a "no-contact" condition of his bail.  Joseph Signore,…
Rank this Week: 433

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

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

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law

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

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

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

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
Rank this Week: 652

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

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

    Rally to Support ‘Central Park 5’

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

    Philadelphia District Attorney Announces Conviction Review Unit

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

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

    Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck Discusses Race Bias in the Court
    In a new article written for Salon.com, Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck discusses race bias in the criminal justice system, focusing on a case before North Carolina's high court. Thirty years after Glenn Ford, who is…
Rank this Week: 688

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

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

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253…

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

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202…

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

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387…

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387 (4-17-14)(Nelson with Paez; dissent by Nguyen).  The district court denied defendant's motion for early termination of SR for failing to adequately explain why the court denied the motion.  There was no…
Rank this Week: 329

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

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

    OPERATION LIFESAVER

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

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

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

    Regional Communications Centers Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

    Regional Communications Centers Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information…
Rank this Week: 134

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    X was the only defendant to take the stand

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

    Memorandum in Support...cont

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

    Memorandum in Support

    Memorandum in Support
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, the New York State recently enacted an amendment to its Criminal Procedure Law granting victims of certain sex crimes the right to require the convicted defendant to submit to HIV related testing and...
Rank this Week: 1184

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 593

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

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

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

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

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage

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

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested
    A local crime story from the Tampa Bay Times that brings up some interesting questions about juvenile crime versus adult criminal charges. 16 year-old A. Peterson made his first appearance in the Pinellas county juvenile court yesterday…
Rank this Week: 811

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

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

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

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

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

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

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
Rank this Week: 809

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 105

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield

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

    Beaumont Enterprise Editorial on LI Drug Secrecy

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

    Oklahoma Justices Send Execution Case To Lower Court

    Oklahoma Justices Send Execution Case To Lower Court
    That's the title of an Associated Press report, via KOTV-TV. The Oklahoma Supreme Court says it is not the place for death-row inmates to go if they want a stay of execution. Justices said Thursday that the Oklahoma Court of...
Rank this Week: 107

Minnesota Law Blog

Minnesota Law Blog

Covers Minnesota criminal law. By Paul Edlund.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Daughter’s Facebook Post Costs Dad $80,000 from Personal Injury Case Win
    The daughter of a school administrator in Florida cost her father $80,000 by blabbing about his recent personal injury case victory on Facebook.  Patrick Snay, 69, won $80,000 in reparations from a 2011 age discrimination suit against…
Rank this Week: 4724

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    What Happens in Massachusetts if You Obliterate a Firearm Serial Number

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

    Cape Cod Woman Charged As Accessory After the Fact to Shooting

    Cape Cod Woman Charged As Accessory After the Fact to Shooting
    Today’s Portland Press Herald reports that two Massachusetts residents have been apprehended in Maine and will be brought back to Falmouth to face felony charges. Leah Wiinikainen and David Byron were allegedly involved in a shooting…
Rank this Week: 131

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

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

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

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

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

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

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

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
Rank this Week: 353

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3335