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Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    The Women’s March on Washington was peaceful, positive and uplifting

    The Women’s March on Washington was peaceful, positive and uplifting
    Today's Women's March on Washington was a peaceful, positive and uplifting experience. What a counterpoint to yesterday's many Trump opponents who sadly went beyond merely peaceful demonstrating. With hundreds of thousands of people…
  • Jan 20

    Peaceful dissent must eclipse the inaugural violence and police must exercise restraint

    Peaceful dissent must eclipse the inaugural violence and police must exercise restraint
    I write about the inauguration because I am saddened that this is the first inauguration in my three decades in the capital area when I have heard about violent protest, including rock/brick throwing at police (and here a bottle after the…
  • Jan 19

    Bill Margold passes away- A free speech advocate and prior adult actor from the 1970’

    Bill Margold passes away- A free speech advocate and prior adult actor from the 1970’
    This being a criminal law blog, my tributes to those who pass away are limited in number. The now-late Bill Margold merits a blog tribute, not because he acted in the golden age of adult films when they were on celluloid and when the risks of…
Rank this Week: 253

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 2850

New York Criminal Lawyers Blog

New York Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law. By Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC.

http://www.new-york-criminal-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 21

    APPELLATE DIVISION SUPPRESSES GUN AND DISMISSES INDICTMENT

    APPELLATE DIVISION SUPPRESSES GUN AND DISMISSES INDICTMENT
    Earlier this week a panel of the New York Appellate Division, Second Department published a decision that is of interest to all criminal defense lawyers who handle gun crime cases. In this decision, the New York Court reversed a trial court…
  • Jan 21

    NEW SUPREME COURT RULING ON “THREE STRIKES” LAW

    NEW SUPREME COURT RULING ON “THREE STRIKES” LAW
    The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that a subsection of the federal Armed Career Criminal Act, which imposes an increased prison term upon a defendant with three or more prior convictions for a “violent felony,”…
  • Oct 16

    October 2016 Criminal Law Update

    October 2016 Criminal Law Update
    This morning  a suspect in a New York City shooting was  shot six times  in the chest after the suspect was spotted leaving the erotica book launch party on West 22nd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue in…
Rank this Week: 1047

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 21

    Day 2, 1,381 Days to Go

    Day 2, 1,381 Days to Go
    The ACLU is ready on Day One. It's filed its first lawsuit demanding documents on Donald Trump. Photo belongs to ACLU The public deserves to know if the new president bases any of his decisions on personal gain. So we've taken... [[…
  • Jan 21

    So Many Protesters, Not Enough Room in the Street

    So Many Protesters, Not Enough Room in the Street
    Photo from Washington Post This is truly mind-boggling. So many people showed up in Washington to protest Donald Trump, there wasn't enough room in the streets to let them march to the White House. By mid-afternoon, organizers had…
  • Jan 20

    Trump's Shameful Inaugural Speech

    Trump's Shameful Inaugural Speech
    Donald Trump never ceases to disgust me. That's my personal view, which I'm entitled to, and I'm sticking to it. No unity shtick here. Conservative columnist David Brooks, in the New York Times, gets the first part of his column... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 21

    "Mass Incarceration: Where Do We Go From Here?"

    "Mass Incarceration: Where Do We Go From Here?"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report produced by the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on Mass Incarceration. Here is how its introduction gets started: The devastating consequences of mass incarceration…
  • Jan 20

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 3"

    "Dear President Trump: Here’s How to get Right on Crime, Part 3"
    As noted in this prior post, the Marshall Project this week has a timely three-part series in which leading conservatives working on and advocating for criminal justice reform are setting out the conservative case for reforms. The first…
  • Jan 20

    You be the judge: what federal sentence for "Dance Mom" star after her guilty plea to financial crimes?

    You be the judge: what federal sentence for "Dance Mom" star after her guilty plea to financial crimes?
    I am not ashamed to admit that some years ago the reality show "Dance Moms" was a regular watch in the Berman home. My dancing daughters found engaging how the young dancers in the show stood up to the pressures...
Rank this Week: 206

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?
    To judge by some of the political rhetoric last fall, violent crime must be surging in our nation’s cities. Is that true? The answer may depend on which city you are talking about, and which neighborhood within that city. Consider the…
  • Jan 16

    Book Release Tomorrow!

    Book Release Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow, Jan. 17, I’ll be at Boswell Books in Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. for an event to mark the release of my new book, Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Jan 11

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up

    U.S. Prison Population Continues Slow Decline; Wisconsin’s Inches Up
    Ringing in the new year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its data on prisoners in the United States in 2015. After rising consistently for about four decades, the U.S. prison population (state and federal combined)…
Rank this Week: 3266

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jan 21

    Surprise! Google is There to Make Money

    Surprise! Google is There to Make Money
    A story in the Wall Street Journal Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products serves as a useful reminder for something we tell clients all the time: Google is there to make money, and if your ideal search result won’t make them…
  • Dec 13

    How to Tell Fake News from Real

    How to Tell Fake News from Real
    Not a day goes by when we hear about the woes of readers unable to distinguish between “fake news” and real news, as if undependable news reporting is anything new. Readers and fact investigators have always needed to know how to…
  • Oct 4

    Lessons from the Kardashian Stickup

    Lessons from the Kardashian Stickup
    This blog may be one of the few publications in the Western world that has never written the word “Kardashian,” but that has now changed. In the stories about the robbery in Paris of Kim Kardashian we found numerous issues that…
Rank this Week: 1993

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2681

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Ohio Supreme Court Paves Prosecution’s Path For Drugged Driving Conviction

    Ohio Supreme Court Paves Prosecution’s Path For Drugged Driving Conviction
    Bad Facts Make Bad Law If a police officer says a driver was under the influence of a drug, there is no need for testimony from an expert regarding whether the drug actually impairs driving. That is, essentially, the conclusion of the Ohio…
  • Dec 17

    Top Ten Ways To Avoid A DUI / OVI This Holiday Season

    Top Ten Ways To Avoid A DUI / OVI This Holiday Season
    Whether it’s an office staff, a group of friends, or a family gathering, ‘tis the season for holiday parties. It’s also the season for DUI/OVI arrests (in Ohio, it’s called OVI). From Thanksgiving Eve (‘blackout…
  • Dec 10

    Ohio Supreme Court: Cruiser Videos Are Public Record

    Ohio Supreme Court: Cruiser Videos Are Public Record
    When a celebrity is accused of DUI/OVI in Ohio, the celebrity’s cruiser video is often on the local news the next day. News outlets obtain cruiser videos by making public records requests with the arresting law enforcement agency. Those…
Rank this Week: 2834

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    EL ITER CRIMINIS y LA CORRUPCIÓN.

    EL ITER CRIMINIS y LA CORRUPCIÓN.
    El "iter criminis" lo saben los abogados es la ruta trazada por el criminal para cometer su fechoría, comprende todas sus etapas, la motivación, el planeamiento, oportunidad y medios a emplear en su ejecución y las…
  • Jan 20

    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump
    "Tenemos que lidiar con el mundo tal cual es, no como desearíamos que fuera”, dijo esta semana el ex Secretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos, Robert Gates. Sus palabras reflejan el pragmatismo propio de un funcionario de su…
  • Jan 20

    ¿Y si estoy equivocado?

    ¿Y si estoy equivocado?
    El 29 de mayo de 2015 se publicó una noticia sobre la homosexualidad  en El Comercio (Perú) que comienza así: “Tenemos que lidiar con el mundo tal cual es, no como desearíamos que fuera”, dijo…
Rank this Week: 3314

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    DUI Las Vega

    DUI Las Vega
    Being charged with a DUI in Las Vegas can be a life-changing moment. What you do next will largely determine the consequences you’ll face and how much this incident is likely to change your life moving forward. Contact a Nevada DUI…
  • Jan 19

    Drug Crime Lawyers in Las Vega

    Drug Crime Lawyers in Las Vega
    Las Vegas may have a reputation for being a place for people to let loose, but that doesn’t mean that the courts don’t take drug crimes seriously. If you’ve been arrested, then you need capable drug crime lawyers in Las…
  • Jan 17

    Driving on a Suspended License in Las Vega

    Driving on a Suspended License in Las Vega
    Driving on a suspended license under NRS 483.560 may be classified as a misdemeanor, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t serious consequences for it. Expensive fines will be imposed, and convictions under this law often lead…
Rank this Week: 1165

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    South Florida Woman Facing Federal Bank Robbery Charge

    South Florida Woman Facing Federal Bank Robbery Charge
    It was the height of the Holiday shopping season last month, when a middle aged woman wearing sweat pants and a dark colored hat walked into a bank and simply handed a teller a note which read “This is a robbery. Smile & act…
  • Dec 12

    South Florida Man Charged for Arson with Hate Crime Enhancement

    South Florida Man Charged for Arson with Hate Crime Enhancement
    Last week, in a Charleston, South Carolina District Courthouse a Federal jury heard the startling recorded confession of Dylan Roof who when questioned by FBI Agents simply said in a calm manner that “I went to that church in Charleston…
  • Nov 16

    South Florida Man Arrested Under New Revenge Porn Law

    South Florida Man Arrested Under New Revenge Porn Law
    After a rocky three year relationship Michael Hamel, Jr. and his girlfriend parted ways. The breakup was not affable and was ended by the woman, whose name is being withheld. The relationship grew so troubled that last September,…
Rank this Week: 3571

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/
  • Jan 21

    McGorrery on PTSD in Crime Victim

    McGorrery on PTSD in Crime Victim
    Paul McGorrery (Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin Law School) has posted Judicial Recognition of PTSD in Crime Victims: A Review of How Much Credence Australian Courts Give to Crime-Induced PTSD ((2016) 24 Journal of Law…
  • Jan 20

    Larkin on Pardons and Mistake of Law

    Larkin on Pardons and Mistake of Law
    Paul J. Larkin Jr. (The Heritage Foundation) has posted Mistakes and Justice — Using the Pardon Power to Remedy a Mistake of Law (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: American criminal…
  • Jan 20

    Last week's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Last week's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which links to papers: Weaver v. Massachusetts: Whether a defendant asserting ineffective assistance that results in a structural error must, in addition to demonstrating deficient performance, show that…
Rank this Week: 157

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2061

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 21

    Failing The Milo Test (Update)

    Failing The Milo Test (Update)
    It makes little sense to me to be proud of living one’s life in a bubble. No one would suggest that it’s wrong of Layla Schlack to choose not to read “Dangerous” when it comes out, but to announce that you’re…
  • Jan 21

    The Carnage Stops Here

    The Carnage Stops Here
    It was described as a “dark” inaugural speech, while protesters burned limos and the world’s most interesting trash can. President Trump called for the end of the “carnage.” Americans want great schools for their…
  • Jan 20

    Chevron Deference: Kill And Overkill

    Chevron Deference: Kill And Overkill
    There is no shortage of snarky retorts to the contention that the tripartite structure of government crafted by the framers has ceased to function as anticipated. It’s all because the other side, as everyone knows, that Congress…
Rank this Week: 219

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1066

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    All in the family: Deference to trial strategy trumps IAC claim related to married attorneys’ conflict of interest

    All in the family: Deference to trial strategy trumps IAC claim related to married attorneys’ conflict of interest
    Spouses share many things, but there’s some things they shouldn’t—like clients. Or so teaches the sad tale of Ronald Kelly.When attorney Greg Robey lost at trial representing Kelly, he turned Kelly’s…
  • Jan 18

    The long arm of supervised release

    The long arm of supervised release
    It’s only three pages long but packs a ... punchy lesson about “termination” versus “revocation” of supervised release. The Sixth Circuit held today in United States v. Cross that district courts retain…
  • Dec 9

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Suppre

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Suppre
    In United States v. Abernathy, the Sixth Circuit considered the denial of a motion to suppress stemming from the search of a residence. Officers obtained a search warrant after conducting a trash pull outside Mr. Abernathy's home. That trash…
Rank this Week: 1621

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Jan 20

    NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS

    NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS
    As of January 1, 2017, changes to Illinois law require the court to give new warnings about the consequences of a guilty plea. Before you plead guilty, a judge must first warn or “admonish” you about what your plea really ……
  • Dec 31

    CAN POLICE ARREST YOU FOR DUI OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS?

    CAN POLICE ARREST YOU FOR DUI OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS?
    The Illinois criminal code generally limits arrests outside a police officer’s jurisdiction except under certain circumstances. The Illinois municipal code, however, permits an officer to make an arrest in an adjoining municipality as…
  • Dec 19

    OVERTURNING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION BASED ON A PRESCRIPTION DRUG

    OVERTURNING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION BASED ON A PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    You are on prescription medication. While driving, you ran a stop sign, and the police pulled you over. You were arrested for DUI. As a result, the Secretary of State has suspended your driver’s license. Your prescription is legal. Do…
Rank this Week: 1838

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jan 20

    NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS

    NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS
    As of January 1, 2017, changes to Illinois law require the court to give new warnings about the consequences of a guilty plea. Before you plead guilty, a judge must first warn or “admonish” you about what your plea really means. …
  • Dec 31

    EXPERT DISCREDITS EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY IN MURDER TRIAL

    EXPERT DISCREDITS EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY IN MURDER TRIAL
    In March, 2016, we blogged on an Illinois Supreme Court case that opened the door to allowing experts to dispute the reliability of eyewitness testimony. (See How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?). Because of that case, People v Lerma,…
  • Dec 5

    A FORMER SCHOOL CAN STILL BE A SCHOOL UNDER ILLINOIS DRUG LAW

    A FORMER SCHOOL CAN STILL BE A SCHOOL UNDER ILLINOIS DRUG LAW
    Under Illinois law, the penalties are increased if you knowingly manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance such as heroin or cocaine when you are within 1,000 feet of a school building. For example, a Class…
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Jan 20

    Million Dollar Marijuana Load

    Million Dollar Marijuana Load
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Jan 19

    Update: Crash Blocks US93 South of Twin Fall

    Update: Crash Blocks US93 South of Twin Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Jan 19

    Injury Crash WB I90 at 34.4

    Injury Crash WB I90 at 34.4
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 378

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    The Stepson, “True Threats” and Aggravated Harassment

    The Stepson, “True Threats” and Aggravated Harassment
    This post examines a recent opinion issued by the Justice Court, Town of Webster, New York, Monroe County:  People v. Grammatico, 2017 WL 22441 (2017). The judge begins the opinion by explaining that[t]he defendant was charged with…
  • Jan 18

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Alaska, which may be the first post I have done on an opinion from this court.  Bell v. State, 2017 WL 127985 (2017). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jan 16

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of South Carolina: In the Matter of Timothy Eugene Moses, 785 S.E.2d 364 (Supreme Court of South Carolina 2016) (per curiam). The court begins by explaining that[t]his attorney…
Rank this Week: 601

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 851

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    Best Buy, Geek Squad Techs on FBI Payroll

    Best Buy, Geek Squad Techs on FBI Payroll
    The FBI has paid informants in every nook-and-cranny in American society. But who would have thought that one of the nation’s leading retailers, Best Buy, would have its Geek Squad technicians on the payroll of this country’s top…
  • Jan 20

    An Irresponsible Cop with A Vicious Police Dog

    An Irresponsible Cop with A Vicious Police Dog
    We understand that 2016 was a horrific year for police fatalities—139, of which 64 were shot and killed in the line of duty.   Police across the country feel besieged, some to the point that they elected to “stand…
  • Jan 20

    Texas Men Get 30 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography

    Texas Men Get 30 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography
    Two Texas men with prior histories of possessing child pornography started the New Year out with 30-year federal prison terms that will keep them incarcerated until 2047.   On January 3, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Reed C.…
Rank this Week: 482

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3029

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/
  • Jan 20

    MA Highest Court Issues Ruling in Scandal Involving 24,000 Tainted Drug Tests – Can You Appeal?

    MA Highest Court Issues Ruling in Scandal Involving 24,000 Tainted Drug Tests – Can You Appeal?
    In 2012, former drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying test results in thousands of criminal drug cases. For her crime, Dookhan spent three years behind bars. But what about the falsified tests? More…
  • Jan 18

    Why You Should Fight Your Second OUI Charge.

    Why You Should Fight Your Second OUI Charge.
    So, it happened again? In a perfect world, we would all learn from our mistakes the first time…but it doesn’t always work that way. If you are facing charges for a second OUI offense in Massachusetts, you will need the help of a…
  • Jan 16

    Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusett

    Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusett
    Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide problem, and it’s growing. As such, prescription fraud crimes are also on the rise. If you’re facing prescription fraud charges, you could be convicted of drug crimes, but you can also be…
Rank this Week: 190

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2200

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Giving the Client a Voice in the Proce

    Giving the Client a Voice in the Proce
    Yesterday, I took a drive out to the hinterlands to visit a habeas corpus client. I met up with a law school intern for the visit. During the time we spend together, the client what to know what he could do to assist in his case. Over the…
  • Jan 9

    Should Defendant Be Required to Prove Actual Innocence After Reversing a Conviction?

    Should Defendant Be Required to Prove Actual Innocence After Reversing a Conviction?
    The oral argument transcript is now available on Nelson v. Colorado. the audio should be available later this week. This case challenges the constitutionality of Colorado’s Exoneration Act on procedural due process grounds. The two…
  • Jan 9

    First Mondays is My Favorite New Podcast

    First Mondays is My Favorite New Podcast
    I’ve been hearing about First Mondays for quite some time. First Mondays is a podcast covering the United States Supreme Court. They record each week that the Court is in session. The co-hosts are both former SCOTUS clerks. I’ve…
Rank this Week: 3950

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Richard Alpert is back — with a new website and an expanded mission.

    Richard Alpert is back — with a new website and an expanded mission.
    In November, after serving as a prosecutor for more than 30 years, Richard Alpert officially retired from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. But he didn’t stay still for long. Known as one of the nation’s…
  • Jan 19

    Decriminalization of Marijuana in Texas: Legislation to Watch in 2017

    Decriminalization of Marijuana in Texas: Legislation to Watch in 2017
    The Backdrop: A Nationwide Movement towards Decriminalization and Legalization Recreational Use As of 2017, twenty-eight states currently allow for the legal use of some form of marijuana, with eight states and one territory allowing for…
  • Jan 16

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)
    Dabbing involves the flash vaporization of cannabis concentrate. This is usually achieved by applying the concentrate to a hot surface before it is inhaled. A dabber takes a portion of sticky hash oil or wax, then dabs it on the end of a…
Rank this Week: 2157

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    Richard Alpert is back — with a new website and an expanded mission.

    Richard Alpert is back — with a new website and an expanded mission.
    In November, after serving as a prosecutor for more than 30 years, Richard Alpert officially retired from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. But he didn’t stay still for long. Known as one of the nation’s…
  • Jan 19

    Decriminalization of Marijuana in Texas: Legislation to Watch in 2017

    Decriminalization of Marijuana in Texas: Legislation to Watch in 2017
    The Backdrop: A Nationwide Movement towards Decriminalization and Legalization Recreational Use As of 2017, twenty-eight states currently allow for the legal use of some form of marijuana, with eight states and one territory allowing for…
  • Jan 16

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)

    Is it Illegal to Dab in Texas? (Possession of Wax, BHO, Hash Oil, and other THC Concentrates)
    Dabbing involves the flash vaporization of cannabis concentrate. This is usually achieved by applying the concentrate to a hot surface before it is inhaled. A dabber takes a portion of sticky hash oil or wax, then dabs it on the end of a…
Rank this Week: 2373

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 20

    El Chapo in U.S. District Court

    El Chapo in U.S. District Court
    Nicole Hong reports for the WSJ:Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who evaded U.S. authorities for years and built a billion-dollar narcotics empire, is expected to make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom on…
  • Jan 20

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Louisiana Police Officer Shot: A woman and a Westwego, Louisiana  police officer lost their lives in a shooting this morning. Bun Choum from WDSU News reports that the shooting took place during the response to a domestic disturbance…
  • Jan 20

    White House Website

    White House Website
    The White House website was switched over in a flash about an hour ago.  The techies were ready.  Naturally, I went to the law enforcement page first.  Here is the last paragraph:It is the first duty of government to keep...
Rank this Week: 97

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law news. By Takakjian & Sitkoff.

http://www.california-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Man Convicted Of Murder In Fatal Long Beach DUI Case

    Man Convicted Of Murder In Fatal Long Beach DUI Case
    Alvin Ray Shaw, Jr. of Hawthorne was convicted of 2nd degree murder, felony DUI, and driving on a suspended license by a jury in Long Beach Court on Wednesday a result of a fatal car accident he caused on August 1, 2015. Prosecutors…
  • Jan 19

    Common Questions About California Hit & Run Charge

    Common Questions About California Hit & Run Charge
    According to data collected in 2015 by the California Highway Patrol on hit and run collisions throughout LA County, there were almost 30,000 hit and run cases reported. Therefore, it should not be surprising that hit and defense accounts for…
  • Jan 12

    Man Pleads Not Guilty In Redondo Beach Attempted Rape

    Man Pleads Not Guilty In Redondo Beach Attempted Rape
    A man accused of an attempted rape of a 77 year old South Bay woman entered a not guilty plea at Torrance Court on Wednesday. Duncan Aaron Walton is accused of attempting to sexually assault the elderly woman at her Redondo Beach apartment…
Rank this Week: 4048

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jan 20

    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket

    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket
    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket 804-355-8037 In Virginia part of the state law ... The post Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • Jan 5

    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction

    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction
    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction John Weiland of the traffic defense law firm of Weiland ... The post Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • Feb 8

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, for driving the wrong way on a street in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Because of his job as a…
Rank this Week: 3577

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: 389

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Head of Liquor Commission in Alleged Drunk Driving Crash

    Head of Liquor Commission in Alleged Drunk Driving Crash
    It’s been more than two months since the MGM National Harbor Casino – the first in the D.C. metro area – opened for business, following a private, black-tie opening night. It features many of the same amenities as similar…
  • Jan 17

    Court Orders Drunk Driver to Speak About His Crime

    Court Orders Drunk Driver to Speak About His Crime
    According to a recent news story from WFMZ-TV News, a Pennsylvania man has been ordered by the judge to complete 25 hours of community service.  This will consist of traveling to different colleges in the area and speaking about his…
  • Jan 14

    Everett Man Arrested Twice, Allegedly Picked Up Child While Drunk

    Everett Man Arrested Twice, Allegedly Picked Up Child While Drunk
    According to a recent news article from News 7 Boston, a man was just arrested in Everett for allegedly driving drunk while picking up his young child from school. It appears this was the second time he’s been recently arrested for this…
Rank this Week: 2962

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jan 20

    OFFERS OF PROOF- EXPERT TESTIMONY

    OFFERS OF PROOF- EXPERT TESTIMONY
    Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. January 20, 2017 OFFERS OF PROOF- EXPERT TESTIMONY State v. Rourke, 2017 ME 10 (decided January 17, 2017), demonstrates the importance of thoroughness in presenting offers of proof.  Rourke was…
  • Jan 5

    BODY CAMS FOR SPPD–SECRET POLICY FOR USE.

    BODY CAMS FOR SPPD–SECRET POLICY FOR USE.
    BODY CAMS FOR SPPD–SECRET POLICY FOR USE. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom January 5, 2017 The South Portland Police Department has announced that it will soon begin equipping its officers with body cameras.  That will make SPPD…
  • Nov 3

    18 U.S.C. SECTION 1001, FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENTS.

    18 U.S.C. SECTION 1001, FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENTS.
    18 U.S.C. SECTION 1001, FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENTS. Posted by: Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. November 3, 2016   [W]hoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United…
Rank this Week: 3562

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jan 20

    Personal Red Flags of Fraud

    Personal Red Flags of Fraud
    As victims of occupational fraud reflect on crimes committed against their companies, they wonder if there were any signs that a fraud was occurring. They wonder how a trusted employee could steal from the company. Sadly, frauds are committed…
  • Jan 18

    High Net Worth Divorce: Managing the Data

    High Net Worth Divorce: Managing the Data
    In high net worth divorce cases, there are often large volumes of data. The lifestyle analysis will rely on a detailed examination of bank, credit card, and investment statements. High levels of spending mean a large amount of data. In this…
  • Jan 10

    Loss and Failure Rates in Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

    Loss and Failure Rates in Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
    More than 99% of people lose money in multi-level marketing (MLM). In Chapter 7 of Dr. Jon Taylor’s book, The Case (For and) Against Multi-Level Marketing, he details the failure rates of participants in multi-lievel marketing…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jan 20

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law
    Danaya C. Wright, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Nontraditional Families, 25 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2015).Camille DavidsonIn her article, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the…
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
Rank this Week: 587

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/
  • Jan 20

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Today in Washington, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the forty-fifth President of the United States.  By their nature, presidential inaugurations always are massive undertakings for law enforcement agencies.  President-elect…
  • Jan 19

    Recycling Probation Violation

    Recycling Probation Violation
    Can a court respond to the same offending behavior by a probationer more than once? In this prior post I talked about the interplay between probation violations and new criminal charges based on the same behavior. Today’s post is…
  • Jan 18

    Special Rules for Pleading and Trying Habitual Offense

    Special Rules for Pleading and Trying Habitual Offense
    Everyone knows that having a criminal history is bad. John wrote earlier this week about C-CAT, an on-line, searchable database that helps folks identify many of the non-criminal consequences of a conviction—like losing a professional…
Rank this Week: 1003

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/
  • Jan 19

    The “Frivolous Lawsuit” Myth

    The “Frivolous Lawsuit” Myth
    Public debate has raged for years about when lawsuits go too far, and the terms “frivolous lawsuit” and “tort reform” come up nearly every legislative session in Oklahoma. But what are frivolous lawsuits? A frivolous…
  • Jan 12

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee
    Nearly 50,000 Oklahomans are hurt at work each year. Workers’ compensation is a politically charged subject in Oklahoma, and because of that, rumors and misinformation often make it difficult to understand what’s true and…
  • Jan 5

    How Much Is My Work Injury Worth?

    How Much Is My Work Injury Worth?
    When you’re hurt at work, medical bills can pile up quickly. Some injuries require time off of work, and your income can take a hit. Injuries can put a huge amount of pressure on families, especially when their income disappears.…
Rank this Week: 2277

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Complexities of Washington Divorce Involving Division of a Busine

    Complexities of Washington Divorce Involving Division of a Busine
    Divorces can be very complicated when a valuable business is part of the community property.  The party who keeps the business may be unable to pay their spouse’s share immediately, resulting in long-term property distribution…
  • Jan 12

    Washington Appeals Court Allows Premises Liability Case to Proceed Against Wal-Mart for Snake Bite

    Washington Appeals Court Allows Premises Liability Case to Proceed Against Wal-Mart for Snake Bite
    Generally, a property owner is liable for injuries to its customers only if it has actual or constructive notice of the hazardous condition that resulted in the injury.  Washington law recognizes an exception, however, when the nature of…
  • Jan 5

    Washington Supreme Court Holds THC Implied Consent Warning Not Required

    Washington Supreme Court Holds THC Implied Consent Warning Not Required
    Implied consent is an important aspect of DUI defense.  The Washington implied consent statute, RCW 46.20.308, requires officers to inform a driver suspected of DUI of certain consequences of refusing or submitting to a breath…
Rank this Week: 2268

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jan 19

    Florida Ordinance Imposes Marijuana Moratorium

    Florida Ordinance Imposes Marijuana Moratorium
    Yet another Florida Community has imposed a moratorium on licensing or Zoning for new medical marijuana dispensaries. This small Beach Community has just imposed an 15-month moratorium.Other Florida counties are throwing roadblocks also see…
  • Jan 17

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary - Florida Complete Text of Proposed Rule

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary - Florida Complete Text of Proposed Rule
    Florida Medical Marijuana RegulationsNotice of Development of RulemakingDEPARTMENT OF HEALTHRULE NO.:            RULE…
  • Dec 21

    Video From Inside a Legal Florida Medical Marijuana Growhouse

    Video From Inside a Legal Florida Medical Marijuana Growhouse
    Video From Inside a Legal Florida Medical Marijuana GrowhouseWe have just obtained Video From Inside a Legal Florida Medical Marijuana Growhouse near Tallahassee, Florida.Map of Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Tampa, FloridaWe have also…
Rank this Week: 4895

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Join me for an Expungement Summit on January 21, 2017!

    Join me for an Expungement Summit on January 21, 2017!
    The Westside Baptist Ministers Conference, Workship Coalition, Inc., and The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County are hosting an expungement summit on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 325 S. California Ave., Chicago,…
  • Jan 8

    Dramatic Revisions to Illinois Expungement Laws effective January 1, 2017

    Dramatic Revisions to Illinois Expungement Laws effective January 1, 2017
    Happy New Year everyone! I have some very exciting changes to the Illinois Criminal Identification Act (ICIA) to discuss here, with regard to both expungement and sealing.  Regarding expungement, pursuant to Public Act 099-0881 and the…
  • Dec 28

    Governor Rauner grants five clemency petitions in Illinois on December 23, 2016 and denies one hundred ninety-five

    Governor Rauner grants five clemency petitions in Illinois on December 23, 2016 and denies one hundred ninety-five
    In what may be his final act of executive clemency this year, Governor Rauner has commuted the sentences of just two individuals and pardoned with authorization to expunge three others on December 23, 2016. With regards to the commutations of…
Rank this Week: 4517

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    INAUGURATION PRIMER

    INAUGURATION PRIMER
    The interregnum (what a great word) ends tomorrow as Donald J Trump takes the oath of office and becomes the 45th  president of the United States. CJ John Roberts will administer the oath. Query/trivia: who was the last person who…
  • Jan 18

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA
    Not quite a JOA, but another Not Guilty for everyone's favourite federal blogger and a damn good criminal defense attorney: PRESS RELEASE REGARDING NOT GUILTY VERDICT OF MEDICAL DOCTOR MICHAEL…
  • Jan 16

    RIDING A TIGER

    RIDING A TIGER
    THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. A new President takes office in five days. Qi hu nan xia"When on the tiger's back, it's hard to dismount."Chinese Proverb.See You In…
Rank this Week: 146

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    JACKSONVILLE COUPLE ARRESTED FOR DEALING DRUGS WHILE A CHILD WAS PRESENT

    JACKSONVILLE COUPLE ARRESTED FOR DEALING DRUGS WHILE A CHILD WAS PRESENT
    SUSPECT NOT ARRESTED UNTIL MULTIPLE SALES A recent News4Jax story gives details into the arrest of Reco Benefield and Amber Troutman for drug charges and child neglect.   The news report states that an undercover Jacksonville…
  • Jan 4

    GROUP OF TEENS STEAL $18,000 WORTH OF PURSES

    GROUP OF TEENS STEAL $18,000 WORTH OF PURSES
    Teens Steal Purses in Coordinated Theft A recent report by News4Jax states that nearly $18,000 of high end purses were stolen from a Kate Spade store at the St. Augustine Outlet Mall.  The theft happened during normal business…
  • Dec 21

    SANTA ARRESTED IN JACKSONVILLE, ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS

    SANTA ARRESTED IN JACKSONVILLE, ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS
    SANTA COULD MISS CHRISTMAS On December 19, 2016 undercover detectives from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested Isaac Earl Geiger for several narcotics charges.  Per a News4Jax story, the Sheriff’s office were…
Rank this Week: 1481

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1785