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FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Feb 25

    TN: Def’s post-conviction burden is to show that the motion to suppress would have prevailed

    TN: Def’s post-conviction burden is to show that the motion to suppress would have prevailed
    On a post-conviction petition that defense counsel was ineffective, the defense has to put on proof to show that there is some reason to believe that the motion to suppress would have been granted if it had been pursued at … Continue…
  • Feb 25

    DE: Flight from a consensual encounter in a high crime area was RS

    DE: Flight from a consensual encounter in a high crime area was RS
    Defendant’s stop in a high crime area was consensual. Defendant, however, was acting like he was checking for a gun on his person, and then he fled. That gave the officers reasonable suspicion. Loat v. State, 2017 Del. LEXIS 70 ……
  • Feb 25

    OR: Automobile exception applies to any lawful stop where PC of a crime develop

    OR: Automobile exception applies to any lawful stop where PC of a crime develop
    The automobile exception applies when a vehicle is lawfully stopped for any reason and then probable cause develops. State v. Bliss, 283 Ore. App. 833, 2017 Ore. App. LEXIS 256 (Feb. 23, 2017). Defendant requested a meeting with the police…
Rank this Week: 2141

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie
    Many criminal & DWI defendants at first may feel like they have been thrown to the lions. Beyond the veneer of smiling prosecutors, police and judges in the courthouse, is a criminal justice system ready to eat alive those who go to court…
  • Feb 24

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were
    With Trump as president, Colorado and Washington state may become less the marijuana paradises they were, Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer informed the press of possible increased federal enforcement in the states, of the…
  • Feb 23

    Colorado makes Equal Protection headway against criminalizing bared women’s breast

    Colorado makes Equal Protection headway against criminalizing bared women’s breast
    On February 22, 2017, a Colorado federal trial judge bucked the nation's widespread judicial decisions permitting the criminalization of bared women's breasts. Free the Nipple - Fort Collins v. City of Fort Collins, Civil Action No…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Feb 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Packingham v. North Carolina: Whether, under the court’s First Amendment precedents, a law that makes it a felony for any person on the state's registry of former sex…
  • Feb 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 463 Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This is Not a Joke) Leah M. Litman University of California, Irvine School of Law Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017 2...
  • Feb 24

    Davies on The Musgrave Ritual

    Davies on The Musgrave Ritual
    Ross E. Davies (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Some Sort of Map or Chart of the Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (Green Bag Single Sheet Classic No. 5 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the...
Rank this Week: 35

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Can A Driver Be Convicted Of Ohio DUI/OVI Based On Circumstantial Evidence?

    Can A Driver Be Convicted Of Ohio DUI/OVI Based On Circumstantial Evidence?
    It Seems Like A Good Defense On Television Television and movies would have us believe ‘circumstantial evidence’ is a viable defense in court.  You can picture the dramatic scene in which a defense lawyer tells a prosecutor…
  • Feb 4

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?
    Joe was arrested for DUI / OVI, and the officer had Joe take a breath test and a urine test.  The breath test showed an alcohol level under Ohio’s limit, and the urine test showed an alcohol level over Ohio’s limit. …
  • Feb 4

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?

    What Happens When Two Tests Give Different Results In An Ohio DUI/OVI?
    Joe was arrested for DUI / OVI, and the officer had Joe take a breath test and a urine test.  The breath test showed an alcohol level under Ohio’s limit, and the urine test showed an alcohol level over Ohio’s limit. …
Rank this Week: 2447

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong Cycle’s On

    False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong Cycle’s On
    Back in 1995 the United States Postal Service (USPS) sponsored the cycling team headed by Lance Armstrong, its top rider. In 2000 Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France and the USPS renewed its sponsorship of the team so long as Armstrong…
  • Jan 27

    Medicare Abbreviation

    Medicare Abbreviation
    Medicare and its regulation are replete with abbreviations, acronyms, and content specific phrases. The link below contains a list of 75 and growing. I hope you find this list helpful. If you have any additions, please contact me and I will…
  • Nov 2

    Medicare Audits and Appeal

    Medicare Audits and Appeal
    When Medicare conducts and audit of a provider and concludes that an overpayment has occurred it will attempt to recoup that overpayment.  This article will discuss the overpayment appeals process. There are five levels of appeal, each…
Rank this Week: 2650

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Fighting Your Trinity College Arrest & School Discipline Proceeding

    Fighting Your Trinity College Arrest & School Discipline Proceeding
    With nearly 2500 students and a robust social scene that includes fraternity and sorority parties (18% of students participate in Greek life), it’s no surprise that Trinity College is cracking down on student drinking and marijuana use,…
  • Feb 18

    3 Survival Tips for Every Connecticut College-Bound Student – How Not to Get Arrested

    3 Survival Tips for Every Connecticut College-Bound Student – How Not to Get Arrested
    Ask any of the best Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys: arrests on Connecticut college campuses like UConn, Yale, Fairfield University and Quinnipiac for sexual misconduct and drug use are more rampant than ever. It’s an…
  • Feb 11

    Do I Need a Second Opinion for my Connecticut Criminal Arrest Case?

    Do I Need a Second Opinion for my Connecticut Criminal Arrest Case?
    If your doctor told you that you needed surgery, or if you were diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, then you would almost always get a second opinion from another surgeon or specialist. But what if your top Stamford or Norwalk criminal…
Rank this Week: 2692

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Feb 25

    "Recreational Cannabis — Minimizing the Health Risks from Legalization"

    "Recreational Cannabis — Minimizing the Health Risks from Legalization"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new piece by RAND's Beau Kilmer appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine. Here are excerpts from the start and end of a useful short commentary: The cannabis-policy landscape is…
  • Feb 25

    California folks gearing up for possible fight with feds over marijuana law and policy

    California folks gearing up for possible fight with feds over marijuana law and policy
    This new lengthy Los Angeles Times article, headlined "California officials and the marijuana industry are ready to fight a federal crackdown," reports on what folks on the Left Coast are thinking and saying in the wake of the…
  • Feb 24

    Notable new poll numbers on support for marijuana reform in new Quinnipiac poll

    Notable new poll numbers on support for marijuana reform in new Quinnipiac poll
    This webpage provides the basics on the latest Quinnipiac University national poll looking at a range of political issues, including marijuana legalization. Here are the marijuana poll highlights: Legalized Marijuana Marijuana should be made…
Rank this Week: 1962

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 28

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian rights: 11 certain and quick fixe

    Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian rights: 11 certain and quick fixe
    Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian's fair trial rights: 11 easy fixes Last week, Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi called upon the federal government to consider a drastic reduction, and removal in most cases, of a…
  • Feb 23

    The Drug Evaluation Expert (DRE) Scheme in Canada (R. v. Bingley)

    The Drug Evaluation Expert (DRE) Scheme in Canada (R. v. Bingley)
    The Case of R. v. Bingley: Drug Evaluation Expert Evidence in Canadian Impaired by Drug Law Section 254(3.1) of the Criminal Code gives certain officers the authority to perform evaluations on persons suspected of driving while impaired by…
  • Feb 3

    We are all Groia: in defence of the defender

    We are all Groia: in defence of the defender
    We are Groia. "What's an advocate?" In part, this is the question that the Supreme Court of Canada will have to answer after granting leave in the case of Groia vs. The Law Society of Upper Canada.  For Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1948

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/
  • Feb 25

    Privacy for New York Facebook Users Could be a Thing of the Past

    Privacy for New York Facebook Users Could be a Thing of the Past
    Our New York Trial Lawyers have a surplus of experience in defending our client’s Fourth Amendment rights, which protect a person against unreasonable searches and seizures. With new technology always developing and the…
  • Feb 25

    Suspect in Karina Vetrano Murder Gives a Detailed Confession

    Suspect in Karina Vetrano Murder Gives a Detailed Confession
    It was over six months ago that 30 year-old Karina Vetrano went for a jog at Spring Creek Park near Howard Beach, Queens, New York  and did not return. Karina was found raped and murdered prompting a massive manhunt that left…
  • Jan 26

    Criminal Law in the News for January 2017

    Criminal Law in the News for January 2017
    This week,  sixteen people were arrested in Queens following a raid of an underground casino. The New York City Police department found not only gambling devices, but also found drugs. Presumably everyone present will be charged with…
Rank this Week: 5151

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 2 25 2017

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 2 25 2017
    Dear Diary...It's been a good week. An amazing week. No one has ever seen a week like this in the presidency. BUT...there are some nagging little things I need to take care of next week. First, fire this National Security Advisor guy. He…
  • Feb 24

    JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED

    JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED
    Judge Soto was re-elected this week by her colleagues to serve as head-honcho for a third term.She ran unopposed.The White House had this to say:"While we congratulate Judge Soto on being reelected as chief Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit…
  • Feb 23

    STATE ATTORNEY INVESTITURE TODAY!

    STATE ATTORNEY INVESTITURE TODAY!
    It's not a Trump-ian inauguration, and we are sure that Kathy Fernandez-Rundle will not obsess over the size of the turnout, but today is the swearing in of our State Attorney, and all of her assistant state attorneys. So if you want to…
Rank this Week: 267

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/
Rank this Week: 608

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2126

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 25

    An (Undocumented) Immigrant’s Litmus Test

    An (Undocumented) Immigrant’s Litmus Test
    Let’s say I wasn’t a lawyer, but I really wanted to be. I couldn’t go to law school, couldn’t afford to squander three years of my life or the tuition. But I cared deeply about helping people and felt I could be a…
  • Feb 25

    The New York Times Is Not Invited

    The New York Times Is Not Invited
    Among the expectations of the Trump regime is that it would disrupt politics as usual, whether because it didn’t know traditions, understand how they developed and why they existed, or as a deliberate means of changing the usual…
  • Feb 24

    Lawyer Watch

    Lawyer Watch
    People love analogies, no matter how inapt. It saves them from any need to think, delegating the responsibility to someone else to do it for them. And this total absence of thought thrives at The Puddle, where Stephen Embry analogizes…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Feb 24

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999
    2-24-17 Missouri: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers are willing to pay a bit more for another batch of fixer-uppers. The Land Bank…
  • Feb 24

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry
    2-24-17 North Carolina: GREENSBORO, NC – Ask a room full of people about revenge porn and they may have an inkling of what the law says. Ask a room full of teenagers and they may not know anything about it. WHAT IS REVENGE PORN? In…
  • Feb 24

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester
    See original story of murder2-24-17 Louisiana: A Baton Rouge state judge set a July 24 trial date Friday for a Walker man and his 19-year-old fiancee in the fatal 2015 stabbing and strangling of her convicted molester. Jace Crehan, 23, and…
Rank this Week: 41

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 24

    State Legislative DP Note

    State Legislative DP Note
    There are legislative happenings in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Iowa on the death penalty.In Florida, it seems that they are barrelling down the road to a single-juror veto law, and nobody is even raising the alternative of a true…
  • Feb 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    9 Refugees Arrested In Austria Gang-Rape:  Nine asylum-seeking refugees have been arrested and charged in connection with the New-Years gang-rape of a 28-year-old teacher.  Jon Lockett at The Sun reports that the victim was visiting…
  • Feb 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Seven Murders in Chicago on Wednesday:  Chicago set a one day murder record for the year Wednesday with seven shooting deaths.  The Sun Times reports that this makes 92 murders so far in 2017, with 400 people injured since since...
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Feb 24

    Injury crash eastbound I86 at milepost 58, near Chubbuck

    Injury crash eastbound I86 at milepost 58, near Chubbuck
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Feb 24

    Update to the Idaho Amber Alert Notification System

    Update to the Idaho Amber Alert Notification System
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE ISP Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Meridian, ID…
  • Feb 24

    Treacherous Driving Conditions on US30

    Treacherous Driving Conditions on US30
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000 Fax (208) 324-7897 For Immediate Release: 2/24/2017 5:03 a.m. Please direct questions to the District Office Winter weather…
Rank this Week: 134

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Feb 24

    CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE?

    CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE?
    The answer may depend on the type of offense, how long you have been in the country and whether your crime is considered one of moral turpitude. Under current immigration law, you can be deported if you are convicted for cetain listed…
  • Feb 17

    CAN PAST ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN PAST ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN ILLINOIS?
    The state cannot generally use your past bad acts to prove that you have bad character and thus are more likely to commit a crime. Illinois law, however, specifically allows evidence of past domestic violence to be used under certain…
  • Feb 8

    A LITTLE ROAD RAGE CAN LEAD TO BIG TROUBLE IN ILLINOIS

    A LITTLE ROAD RAGE CAN LEAD TO BIG TROUBLE IN ILLINOIS
    We’ve all been cut off or frustrated by other drivers. But no matter how hostile the other driver may be, it’s best to stay in your car, keep cool and if necessary, call the police. A recent Illinois case illustrates the…
Rank this Week: 929

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
Rank this Week: 72

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venue

    Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venue
    Source: DTI News (9 February 2017)http://www.dtinews.vn/en/news/017/49419/vietnam-to-build-five-more-lethal-injection-venues.htmlFive more venues to facilitate lethal injections will be built in Vietnam in the coming time according to the…
  • Feb 16

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’
    Source: The Manila Times (16 February 2017)http://www.manilatimes.net/reviving-death-penalty-ph-setback-asean/312522/THE revival of capital punishment will be an embarrassment for the Philippines and a setback for the rest of Southeast Asia,…
  • Feb 7

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism
    Source: Jakarta Post (1 February 2017)http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/02/01/indonesia-reaffirms-use-of-death-penalty-despite-criticism.htmlAttorney General M. Prasetyo said on Wednesday that Indonesia would continue to impose the…
Rank this Week: 1473

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Ponzi Schemes in Chicago: A Lesson in Protecting Investor

    Ponzi Schemes in Chicago: A Lesson in Protecting Investor
    The Ponzi scheme deservedly has a very bad name in Chicago because it inevitably leads to the process of bankrupting investors. It is confidence trickery at the highest level and with grand impact. The best definition of a ponzi scheme is one…
  • Feb 22

    Money Laundering in Chicago: In Pursuit of the Proceeds of Crime

    Money Laundering in Chicago: In Pursuit of the Proceeds of Crime
    The victims of money laundering are not just those that lose the funds but also those that are used in disposing of it. This much is made clear by the provisions of legislative instrument number 720 ILCS 5/29B-1 of Chicago. It is not uncommon…
  • Feb 17

    Insider Trading in Chicago: Responsible Financial Industry Regulation

    Insider Trading in Chicago: Responsible Financial Industry Regulation
    The breach of trust in insider trading is not as obvious as other forms of breach of trust. The basic premise of the law is that there is an implicit trust by members of the public that financial institutions will follow the letter of the…
Rank this Week: 2888

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Feb 24

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part VI)

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part VI)
    Building a Legal Practice Designed to Last: Concentrating Your Practice     The modern world of business has pushed professionals more and more into concentrated areas of service. In law school you study four to five areas of the…
  • Feb 24

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part V)

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part V)
    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last: Be the Concierge for Services Related to Your Practice       Providing value to your clients is often more about what happens outside of the courtroom as in it. Wherever your…
  • Jan 18

    What Should I Wear to Court?

    What Should I Wear to Court?
    If you have not spent much time in a courtroom before your scheduled hearing, you may be wondering “What should I wear to court?” The answer, though not difficult, is important to get right, because to dress poorly can have…
Rank this Week: 1801

The Rodriguez Law Group Criminal…

The Rodriguez Law Group Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense matters in Los Angeles.

http://www.aerlawgroup.com/blog.html
  • Feb 24

    A Breakdown of California Stalking Law

    A Breakdown of California Stalking Law
    California is home to many of the country’s most notable and popular celebrities. With fame and fortune comes increased attention which, in many cases, is unwanted and potentially dangerous. Sandra Bullock, Sean Penn, and Jennifer Lopez…
  • Feb 21

    Robbery Charges in Los Angele

    Robbery Charges in Los Angele
    According to the LA Times, robberies in the LA area increased by 12.3 percent in 2015. In particular, in more affluent areas in the city, residents have increasingly complained of home thefts and car break-ins. Additionally, packages have…
  • Feb 20

    Defrauding an Innkeeper in Los Angele

    Defrauding an Innkeeper in Los Angele
    A wide variety of theft offenses exist under California Penal Codes, one of which makes it a crime to defraud an innkeeper. Charges of defrauding an innkeeper fall under California Penal Code section 537(a), and are extremely serious. In…
Rank this Week: 2099

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Virginia Misdemeanor and Felony Classification

    Virginia Misdemeanor and Felony Classification
    If you’re accused of violating the law in Virginia, you may be wondering if you’re charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is what the potential range of punishments are. In…
  • Feb 7

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense
    If you are charged with driving on a suspended license in Virginia, the punishment can vary quite a bit depending upon how many prior offenses you may have had for driving suspended. If this is your 4th offense you may be in quite a bit of…
  • Jan 19

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question
    We did a quiz of hundreds of Virginians, to see if people know their rights when interacting with the police during a traffic stop. The results? A lot of people did really well, but a lot of people missed a couple of questions on the quiz,…
Rank this Week: 1395

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Sober Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

    Sober Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy
    A second person arrested in a wide-ranging federal investigation into insurance fraud by South Florida sober homes has pleaded guilty to health care fraud conspiracy.  The Sun-Sentinel reports the 45-year-old defendant conceded before…
  • Feb 21

    Father Gets 2 Years for Cruise Ship Attack on Teen Who Propositioned Daughter

    Father Gets 2 Years for Cruise Ship Attack on Teen Who Propositioned Daughter
    The 33-year-old Ohio father of a teenage girl was sentenced to two years in prison for an attack on a teen boy who had allegedly propositioned the 13-year-old girl while on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida. The incident occurred on an…
  • Feb 17

    Florida Lawmakers Seek THC Blood Limits for Marijuana DUI

    Florida Lawmakers Seek THC Blood Limits for Marijuana DUI
    Florida’s law against driving under the influence, F.S. 316.193, covers the offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated not just by alcohol, but by any chemical substance that impairs the person’s normal faculties. This…
Rank this Week: 4474

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm? Avoid Facebook!

    Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm? Avoid Facebook!
    It’s Friday and Fridays call for FREE legal advice! So here goes… If you are a convicted felon it is illegal to possess a firearm under federal law. Apparently, Israel Torres, the leader of a Patriot movement group in Phoenix,…
  • Feb 23

    State v. Tipton – Oral Argument Iowa Supreme Court

    State v. Tipton – Oral Argument Iowa Supreme Court
    The post State v. Tipton – Oral Argument Iowa Supreme Court appeared first on Stowers & Sarcone, PLC .
  • Feb 22

    Interdiction Case Win at the Iowa Court of Appeal

    Interdiction Case Win at the Iowa Court of Appeal
    Today, the Iowa Court of Appeals released its opinion in State v. Campbell. Dean Stowers of our firm, Stowers & Sarcone, PLC, argued this case in the District Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa State Patrol stopped Mr. Campbell…
Rank this Week: 1824

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: 1190

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Probation Violations in Las Vega

    Probation Violations in Las Vega
    If you are accused of violating the terms of your probation in Nevada, then you may go to jail. That’s because probation is often ordered by the court instead of a term in jail. Receiving probation is an enormous relief for many…
  • Feb 22

    Murder Charges in Las Vega

    Murder Charges in Las Vega
    Nevada’s murder laws are defined under NRS 200.030. These crimes are considered the worst that anyone can be accused of. Accordingly, the consequences are dire. If you’ve been accused under NRS 200.030, then it’s imperative…
  • Feb 20

    Medical Marijuana Uses in Las Vega

    Medical Marijuana Uses in Las Vega
    Medical marijuana laws in Nevada continue to trip up many citizens. A better understanding of approved medical marijuana uses in Las Vegas may alleviate some of this confusion and help people to avoid finding themselves with legal problems.…
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Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
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Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship Winner Announced

    2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship Winner Announced
    Rosenthal & Wadas is pleased to announce that Jayelle Lozoya is the recipient of the 2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship. Jayelle is a second-year law student at the South Texas College of Law. “Rosenthal & Wadas is committed to…
  • Feb 21

    What Is “Probable Cause”?

    What Is “Probable Cause”?
    You cannot be arrested for a crime in Collin County unless police and prosecutors have probable cause to charge you. But what exactly does “probable cause” mean? You have probably heard that phrase many times before without…
  • Feb 2

    New Felony Diversion Program in Collin County

    New Felony Diversion Program in Collin County
    Beginning this month, first-time felony offenders in Collin County now may be offered the opportunity to enter a Felony Diversion Program which would result in the underlying charges to be dismissed and eventually expunged. This is new…
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Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    What is a Hate Crime?

    What is a Hate Crime?
    We hear a lot of news about hate crimes, which seemingly relate to every form of crime, from offensive graffiti all the way to murder. Many people are confused about exactly what hate crimes are and how they are treated in the criminal…
  • Feb 9

    Judge Hears Argument on Maryland’s Juvenile Parole System

    Judge Hears Argument on Maryland’s Juvenile Parole System
    Short of the death penalty, life without parole is the most serious and harsh penalty that the criminal justice system can give out. Because of that, the United States Supreme Court has long recognized that it is unconstitutional to give that…
  • Feb 1

    Man Arrested for Driving With Too Much Caffeine

    Man Arrested for Driving With Too Much Caffeine
    Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime. Most know that. It does not matter whether a driver is intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, which is why it is referred to as a driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated…
Rank this Week: 3232

Athens DUI Law Blog

Athens DUI Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Baker & Slider, LLC.

http://www.athensduilawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Georgia Court Rejects Argument That Chemical Tests Are Allowed for Alcohol But Not Drug

    Georgia Court Rejects Argument That Chemical Tests Are Allowed for Alcohol But Not Drug
    While the vast majority of DUIs arise due to alcohol consumption, drivers are also arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs. These two types of DUIs are treated similarly by police officers and the courts, and…
  • Feb 17

    Georgia Court Upholds Warrantless Entry During DUI Search

    Georgia Court Upholds Warrantless Entry During DUI Search
    Constitutional concerns in DUI cases typically arise when an individual is asked to submit to a breathalyzer test or blood sample. But concerns about warrantless searches can also occur when law enforcement attempts to search the vehicle of…
  • Feb 6

    Georgia Court Denies Another Defendant’s Argument that Evidence Was Obtained Without Consent

    Georgia Court Denies Another Defendant’s Argument that Evidence Was Obtained Without Consent
    In an effort to avoid the inclusion of incriminating evidence at trial, many defendants seek to suppress the results of their breathalyzer or blood alcohol tests. While arguments can be made about the reliability of the test results or…
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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    RIP Alan Colmes, who has died after a short illness. He really was a gentleman, who never needed to shout to get his views across. It was always a pleasure to appear on Hannity & Colmes back in the days when Fox at least wanted to appear…
  • Feb 22

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order
    Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issued two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in…
  • Feb 22

    Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Condition

    Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Condition
    This is the most horrible story I've read this year, although it's only February. It's inconceivable that such disgusting prison conditions could exist anywhere in the world. Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers... [[…
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Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer…

Monmouth County Criminal Lawyer Blog

By IMG Legal Group.

http://www.imglegalgroup.com/#!blog/cxyn
  • Feb 24

    Charged with a Criminal Traffic Ticket? Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help.

    Charged with a Criminal Traffic Ticket? Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help.
    Unlike a traffic ticket for a minor offense, criminal traffic violations have severe and long-lasting consequences. If you have been charged with a criminal traffic violation, you could be facing expensive fines, a loss of driving privileges,…
  • Feb 13

    Learning You Are Facing Criminal Charges?

    Learning You Are Facing Criminal Charges?
    It is important that you feel comfortable with the counsel you have on your side. While we present aggressive defense in the courtroom, we understand that you might find discussing your case difficult, especially if you are facing sex-related…
  • Feb 9

    You Have The Right To Remain Silent

    You Have The Right To Remain Silent
    If you have been charged with a serious crime, you need a defense attorney who can represent you skillfully in negotiations and in court. Contact Ian Goldman directly at my law office right away. Facing criminal charges of any kind can be a…
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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/
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
  • Feb 22

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)

    The Impact of Business Courts (Outside of Delaware)
    Jens Dammann, Business Courts and Firm Performance (U. Tex. Research Paper No. 564, 2017), available at SSRN.Omari SimmonsProfessor Jens Dammann’s paper titled Business Courts and Firm Performance is a bold attempt to answer a vexing…
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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/
  • Feb 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Earlier this week the SBI executed a search warrant at a Hoke County administrative office, taking control of the building Monday afternoon and searching it for several hours.  County officials quoted in the Fayetteville Observer suggest…
  • Feb 23

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?
    If a person writes a check and the check bounces, is that enough to charge the person with the misdemeanor offense of writing a worthless check? What about if the recipient of the check notifies the check writer that the check bounced and the…
  • Feb 22

    Rollover Jail Credit

    Rollover Jail Credit
    When a person has pretrial jail credit shared between multiple charges, and those charges result in consecutive sentences, the shared jail credit gets applied only once. Does it matter which individual sentence gets the credit? Let’s…
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Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • Feb 23

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?

    Murder vs. Homicide: What’s the Difference?
    All murders are homicides, but not all homicides are murders. Although people use the words interchangeably, homicide is actually a broader term that includes every purposeful act of killing including both murder and self-defense. The…
  • Feb 21

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam

    Watch Out for “Can You Hear Me Now” Scam
    A new scam is – allegedly – wreaking havoc across the United States. While still unproven according to Snopes, the scam represents a potential threat to some answers. Knowledge of telephone answering scams remains one of the best…
  • Jan 31

    New Study Shows Racial Profiling in San Diego Traffic Stop

    New Study Shows Racial Profiling in San Diego Traffic Stop
    A recent study conducted by the San Diego State University School of Public Affairs has revealed that black and Hispanic drivers in San Diego are more likely to be searched and extensively questioned during a traffic stop. The likelihood of a…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Boca Raton Boy Allegedly Punched by Former NY Jet Defensive Lineman

    Boca Raton Boy Allegedly Punched by Former NY Jet Defensive Lineman
    A Boca Raton man facing charges that he pushed and punched a 15-year-old after accusing the boy of egging his home is a former NFL player who spent seven seasons with the New York Jets. Scott Mersereau, 51, posted a $3,000 bond Saturday and…
  • Feb 18

    Woman Accused of Performing Oral Sex in Duval Courthouse Arrested

    Woman Accused of Performing Oral Sex in Duval Courthouse Arrested
    A woman accused of performing oral sex on a man inside the Duval County Courthouse and then posting a video of the act has been arrested. The 26-year-old was booked into the Duval County jail Wednesday night, according to jail records.…
  • Jan 27

    2 Convicted Of $8.9 Million Medicare Scam In Florida And Three Other Gulf Coast State

    2 Convicted Of $8.9 Million Medicare Scam In Florida And Three Other Gulf Coast State
    Federal prosecutors have said that two owners of psychological service companies have been convicted of an $8.9 million fraud scheme that billed Medicare for unnecessary or nonexistent tests on nursing home patients in four Gulf Coast states.…
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Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
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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
  • Feb 23

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?
    Investopedia defines a “Ponzi scheme” as a “fraudulent investment scam” that promises high rates of return. The scheme is built on the premise that the investments of original investors can be used to generate new…
  • Feb 20

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity
    Sentencing disparity in child pornography cases is an infectious virus undermining the integrity of the federal judiciary. We discussed this problem as far back as 2010. The problem has gotten worse.   This horrific federal sentencing…
  • Feb 19

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud
    President Donald Trump has at every opportunity falsely stated that anywhere from three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. Neither he nor anyone else in his administration has provided the public, any…
Rank this Week: 313

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. CoreLogic reported that the National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index increased to 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  The trend shows increasing risk for the year overall from an index value of 115 in the…
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    What Are the Most Commonly Committed Crimes in Massachusetts?

    What Are the Most Commonly Committed Crimes in Massachusetts?
    If you commit a crime in Massachusetts, you may find yourself in court, paying hefty fines, and possibly even doing time in jail or a state prison. Maybe you’re a first-time offender and your crime was an honest mistake. Maybe you have…
  • Feb 22

    Commonwealth of MA Moves to Reform the State’s Criminal Justice System

    Commonwealth of MA Moves to Reform the State’s Criminal Justice System
    On February 21, Governor Charlie Baker filed a bill as part of an effort to reform the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. “Over half of the people leaving our Houses of Correction and state prisons wind up back in the court…
  • Feb 20

    What is Vehicular Homicide and What Are the Penalties if I’m Charged With this Crime in MA?

    What is Vehicular Homicide and What Are the Penalties if I’m Charged With this Crime in MA?
    In Massachusetts, if you fatally injure another person while recklessly or negligently operating a motor vehicle, you may be charged with vehicular homicide. The severity of the charges you’re facing will be largely dependent on the…
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Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge

    Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge
    Defending Assault Against School Employee Charges This was a case of a junior high school student’s (W.E.M.) appeal for assault against school employee, a class A misdemeanor if committed by an adult. W.E.M. and his friends came up with…
  • Feb 13

    Revoking Parole When Invoking the Fifth Amendment

    Revoking Parole When Invoking the Fifth Amendment
    Do Parolees Still Have their Right Against Self Incrimination? Brendt Bennett was required to disclose his entire sexual history, including any uncharged sexual crimes, as part of his sex offender treatment during parole. Mr. Bennett claimed…
  • Jan 18

    Concealed Weapons and Rules of Evidence

    Concealed Weapons and Rules of Evidence
    The Utah Court of Appeals recently decided a concealed weapon case, State v. Isaacson. In October of 2013, the Draper City police received information from a library that Douglas Ewald Isaacson was carrying a concealed weapon without a…
Rank this Week: 1864

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

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

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Fake News Problem in Corporate America

    The Fake News Problem in Corporate America
    There is a huge branch of the “fake news” business that gets no attention at all: the fake news consumed each day by corporate America that has nothing to do with politics, but everything to do with business – the bulk of…
  • Feb 10

    FEAR OF FLYING, FEAR OF DUE DILIGENCE

    FEAR OF FLYING, FEAR OF DUE DILIGENCE
    A wonderful piece in the Wall Street Journal here called “The Logic of Our Fear of Flying” does a great job explaining our irrational fear of flying using concepts from math. We all know that our chances of dying in a plane crash…
  • 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…
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