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7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Jun 22

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)

    Brief Filed in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: USSG 2D1.1(b)(12)
    On June 15, 2015, Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro filed his brief in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Acasio Sanchez. USA v. Acasio Sanchez, No. 15-1356. Mr. Petro represented Mr. Sanchez in the...
  • May 22

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
    One of Chicago’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Criminal defense attorney, Michael J.…
  • May 4

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock
    U.S. v. Richarson, No. 14-1901 In this case, due to a federal detainer the defendant was indicted on a felony charge of being in possession of both firearms and illegal possession of a submachine gun following receiving time served on...
Rank this Week: 4128

A Blues Like Down Home

A Blues Like Down Home

A public defender blog.

http://thejuveniledefender.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Drunk for Sentencing!

    Drunk for Sentencing!
    So now...What kind of mental thought process must one go through to think...
  • Oct 15

    "But...He's a Good Father"

    "But...He's a Good Father"
    "Girl You Ought to Bash Mister's Head Open and Think About Heaven Later!" - Quote from The Color PurpleThose are the words that immediately popped into my mind after seeing her again. I was making my way out of the courtroom when she stopped…
  • Oct 9

    It only took two and half years...

    It only took two and half years...
    But I finally got it! My very first jury trial. Now previously I've been in Juvenile Court, and the only time Juveniles in my jurisdiction get a jury is when they are either certified or facing some type of adult prison sentence. I'd always…
Rank this Week: 1558

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jun 29

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
    Under limited circumstances, being drunk or drugged can be a defense to a crime in Illinois. Intoxication is only a defense when 1) it was involuntarily produced and 2) it deprived you of the substantial capacity to either appreciate the…
  • Jun 15

    THE ILLINOIS LAW ON THEFT BY DECEPTION

    THE ILLINOIS LAW ON THEFT BY DECEPTION
    In Illinois, theft by deception means obtaining control of another’s property through deception. For example, you pretended you were authorized to collect money on behalf of a creditor or charity. Theft by deception can include…
  • Jun 1

    THE LAW ON CONCEALED CARRY IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW ON CONCEALED CARRY IN ILLINOIS
    In 2013, Illinois was the last state to enact a Concealed Carry law. But that doesn’t mean you can bring your gun just anywhere, even with a Concealed Carry license. Under the Concealed Carry Act 430 ILCS 66/65: Prohibited Areas, you…
Rank this Week: 2226

Abolish Life Without Parole…

Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences for Children in the USA

Covers the imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles.

http://abolish-jlwop.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time
    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Times Newsletter   Please go to this link to read the entire newsletter. Here is an excerpt:In the Courts: Are Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
  • Jun 25

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth
     by Efren Paredes, Jr. Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion abolishing life without parole (LWOP) sentences for the 2,500 prisoners across the U.S. who were condemned to die in prison for crimes they were convicted of as juveniles.
  • Feb 17

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing…

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing infographics at: http://infographiclist.com/2012/02/17/juvenile-life-without-parole-sentencing-infographic/#comment-1777
Rank this Week: 4571

Abolish the Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty

Covers capital punishment.

http://deathpenaltyusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia

    Warren Hill: Another Unfortunate Case for Georgia
    The state of Georgia is once again in the spotlight regarding a death penalty case which, when examined by anyone with a sense of justice, makes the Peach State start reeking of even more rotten fruit.  Or perhaps a better analogy:…
  • Apr 15

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP

    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
    Abolish the Death Penalty: Marie Deans - RIP
  • Apr 15

    Marie Deans - RIP

    Marie Deans - RIP
    “As we were about to finish the class this young girl raised her hand and said, ‘You have changed by mind. You have got to get around everywhere, you have got to give everybody this message.’ This is our First, Big, Public...: Here…
Rank this Week: 427

Advocate's Almanac

Advocate's Almanac

Focuses on criminal law and evidentiary issues. By Rubin Sinins.

http://advocatesalmanac.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Defendant's Alleged Right to Perjury for Lesser Plea
    In State v. Taccetta, the N.J. Supreme Court rejected a defendant's post-conviction relief claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. The decision may be found here. Defendant, an alleged member of an organized crime family, faced murder…
  • Jul 21

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant

    N.J. Supreme Court Reaffirms Particularity Requirement for Warrant
    Today the N.J. Supreme Court reaffirmed the principle that warrants must state the place to be searched with particularity. The Court also reaffirmed the concept that the Court cannot delegate to the police the detached, neutral assessment…
  • Jul 14

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant

    N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Missing Witness Jury Charge Against Criminal Defendant
    For years, the decision in State v. Clawans permitted judges, in appropriate circumstances, to charge juries that a party's failure to call a witness who naturally would have been called may give rise to an inference that the witness's…
Rank this Week: 4442

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1940

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Cannabix: Marijuana Breathalyzer Effectiveness Weighed

    Cannabix: Marijuana Breathalyzer Effectiveness Weighed
    Driving under the influence of marijuana can be a criminal offense, but it is often difficult for officers to know “how high is too high” or to test drivers for intoxication. In states where marijuana has been legalized, the…
  • Nov 30

    Breathalyzer App Calls Uber For Impaired User

    Breathalyzer App Calls Uber For Impaired User
    When out drinking for a night, it can be difficult to track how much alcohol you have consumed. It may also be difficult to know when you shouldn’t get behind the wheel. Certain breathalyzer apps have purported to help drivers in…
  • Nov 30

    Breathalyzers and the Potential for Violation of Civil Libertie

    Breathalyzers and the Potential for Violation of Civil Libertie
    While you may know you have some rights during a police stop, do you know what your rights are related to a breathalyzer test? Law enforcement officers must have reasonable suspicion to pull you over and probable cause to search your person…
Rank this Week: 4087

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3380

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2174

Albany Lawyer

Albany Lawyer

Covers criminal defense, DWI, and the economics of small office law practice. By Warren Redlich.

http://albany-lawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Carmelo Laquidara for Rensselaer District Attorney

    Carmelo Laquidara for Rensselaer District Attorney
    The Albany Lawyer has been quite for a while. Moving to Florida will do that to a guy. But today we learned that Carmelo Laquidara is running for District Attorney of Rensselaer County. I've dealt with Carm in his roles as a prosecutor,…
  • Jan 23

    Google Canonical Quirk?

    Google Canonical Quirk?
    How well does Google handle the canonical tag? We just found a quirk that makes us wonder. Here's what piqued our interest - we noticed some landing pages in our Google Analytics that were not consistent with our url structure. Check the…
  • Nov 3

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: LAX Shooter
    The hot story of the week is the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The authorities have accused Paul Anthony Ciancia of being the shooter. There are some holes in the story. We'll see how this one turns out.
Rank this Week: 4417

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI…

Albuquerque Criminal & DWI Information

By the Law Office of Anthony Spratley.

http://www.aspratley.com/q-a/
  • Mar 28

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?

    Why Am I Being Charged With Rape If It Was Consensual Sex?
    In New Mexico if the person you had sex with did not give consent to have sexual intercourse with you, then you can be charged with rape. It is not whether or not you consented, you must prove that he or she consented to sexual intercourse…
  • Mar 4

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?

    Can I Still Be Found Guilty Of Domestic Violence If The Victim Does Not Cooperate?
    If the victim does not cooperate in a DV case, the DA has no case to pursue unless there are eye-witnesses to the crime. In most cases, the ADA dismisses the case if the victim does not show to court on the day of trial. If you or a loved on…
  • Mar 4

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?

    What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession?
    For a first time offense, if you possess up to one ounce, penalties include a fine between $50 and $100, up to 15 days in jail, or both. If you possess one to eight ounces, penalties may include a fine, $100 and $1,000, up to one year in…
Rank this Week: 3494

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 634

Albuquerque Law Blog

Albuquerque Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and criminal law issues. and By Baca, Findlay, & Dziak, LLC.

http://www.abqlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic
    The following is a post by Eric Balaster a friend of mine, he is the co-founder of Pure Nootropics, where he writes extensively on the subject of nootropics through his company blog. In the law profession, there is down time contrasted with…
  • Jul 24

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?
    As a New Mexico bankruptcy lawyer, I'm often asked which type of bankruptcy is the best. The real question is which type of bankruptcy is best for the particular individual's situation. Here are a few thoughts about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13…
  • Jul 4

    Battered Woman Syndrome

    Battered Woman Syndrome
    The following is a post by my law partner Keith Findlay. Keith is an Albuquerque divorce lawyer, that handles various family law issues for clients throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico. Women have had and do have in parts of the world…
Rank this Week: 3686

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 3963

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
  • Jun 25

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia
    Basically, it’s done, if it’s done, it will be done by agreement. This an issue that you really need to have a defense counsel for to try to work out that agreement to try to save your license and get the charge amended from…
  • Jun 17

    Is 20 Over the Limit in Virginia Speeding or Reckless Driving?

    Is 20 Over the Limit in Virginia Speeding or Reckless Driving?
    It depends upon what the officer actually writes on the ticket, what he actually accuses you of doing. Some officers if you’re polite and cooperative, if nobody’s actually in danger, if you have a good record, certain other…
Rank this Week: 345

Andrew J. Cornick Blog

Andrew J. Cornick Blog

Covers Virginia criminal defense law.

http://www.virginia-criminal.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

    Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
    If your child has been charged or you are an adult who has been charged in Stafford County with a crime against a family member, your case will most likely start in the Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District ……
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County Circuit Court

    Stafford County Circuit Court
    The Stafford County Circuit Court hears felony matters and misdemeanor matters brought by appeal from district court or by direct indictment.  The courthouse is located at the following address: 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, Virginia…
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County General District Court

    Stafford County General District Court
    If you are an adult who has been charged in Stafford County with a crime, though there are exceptions your case will most likely start in the Stafford County General District Court.  The courthouse is located at the following address:…
Rank this Week: 2720

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 3042

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 193

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jun 26

    Obergefell v. Hodges — Equal Protection Same-Sex Marriage

    Obergefell v. Hodges — Equal Protection Same-Sex Marriage
    In a historic civil rights ruling, the United States Supreme Court held the equal protection clause applies to same-sex marriages, and the United States Constitution requires states to treat same-sex marriages the same as traditional…
  • Jun 25

    ICANN Possibly Removing Privacy Protection

    ICANN Possibly Removing Privacy Protection
    ICANN is considering a rule where domain holders with sites associated to “commercial activity” will no longer be able to use privacy protection techniques. The protection of private information for websites with commercial…
  • Jun 24

    License Plate Design, Government Speech

    License Plate Design, Government Speech
    Governments can speak too, and the United States Supreme Court held last week that a specialty license plate design falls under the category of government speech and governments can speak for themselves. Usually, free speech is not thought…
Rank this Week: 778

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Jun 29

    Arizona Supreme Court Limits Warrantless Home Searche

    Arizona Supreme Court Limits Warrantless Home Searche
    “Police officers are not exempt from search warrant requirements, in order to perform community caretaking duties.”    Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution, you have a right to…
  • May 21

    Arizona Passes Law Allowing First Responders to Administer Lifesaving Overdose Drug

    Arizona Passes Law Allowing First Responders to Administer Lifesaving Overdose Drug
    Overview of new law: Qualified first responders and training; Liability & Immunities; Good Samaritan Laws; Criminal Penalties & Defense       Overview of AZ HB 2489: Combatting Heroin Overdoses A bill we have…
  • May 21

    Arizona Passes Law Allowing First Responders to Administer Lifesaving Overdose Drug

    Arizona Passes Law Allowing First Responders to Administer Lifesaving Overdose Drug
    Overview of new law: Qualified first responders and training; Liability & Immunities; Good Samaritan Laws; Criminal Penalties & Defense       Overview of AZ HB 2489: Combatting Heroin Overdoses A bill we have…
Rank this Week: 3226

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Hindering Prosecution

    Hindering Prosecution
    Was someone you know suspected of committing a felony crime? Did you knowingly prevent the apprehension of this suspect? Under Arizona law, when a person renders assistance to another party who is suspected of committing a felony, this person…
  • Jun 11

    Sexual Offenses in Arizona

    Sexual Offenses in Arizona
    According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, since 2002, sexual offenses have been on the rise by 23% in Arizona. There are a wide variety of incidents that are considered to be sexual offenses under Arizona Law. These offenses range…
  • May 22

    Holiday Weekend DUI

    Holiday Weekend DUI
    Holiday weekends such as Memorial Day are high traveled and celebrated weekends. Police departments across the state of Arizona plan to have a DUI task force and will be patrolling specific areas in order to catch DUI drivers, to keep the…
Rank this Week: 3643

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jun 29

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.
    An issue that causes a lot of problems for drivers that comes up frequently is the difference between privilege to drive and possession of a driver’s license. As far as Arizona MVD is concerned, they are not the same thing. This is an…
  • Jun 5

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)
    If someone is convicted for a first time, non-extreme DUI in Arizona under ARS 28-1381(a)(1) or (a)(2), then the interlock requirement is for 12 months, which is the same as for an extreme DUI charge under ARS 28-1382(a)(1). However, for a…
  • May 8

    Driver License Consequences for Underage DUI Convictions.

    Driver License Consequences for Underage DUI Convictions.
    If someone 17 years old is charged with a DUI, will he face the same driver license consequences as an adult? What if the driver is over 18 but under 21? If the police stop and arrest a 17 year old driver, then the prosecutors can do one of…
Rank this Week: 3758

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona state crimes. By Koplow & Patane.

http://www.arizonacriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Apr 9

    Arizona Supreme Court issues two new decisions on medical marijuana

    Arizona Supreme Court issues two new decisions on medical marijuana
    The Arizona Supreme Court issued two decisions this week providing guidance as to scope of the immunity provisions contained in the medical marijuana statute.  Both cases, State V. Hancock (Ferrell) and Reed-Kaliher v. Hoggatt (State),…
  • Mar 25

    Eve of Trial Evidence

    Eve of Trial Evidence
    Defense Attorney: “I am moving to suppress the officer’s testimony.” Prosecution: “Why? We disclosed the evidence as soon as we got it.” -Flashback 12 hours- It is the night before trial and your email shows a…
  • Oct 17

    Court holds that cell-site data protected under Fourth Amendment

    Court holds that cell-site data protected under Fourth Amendment
    The Florida Supreme Court just addressed an issue with national implications. This week’s decision in Tracey v. Florida, addresses the issue of: “[W]hether accessing real time cell site location information by the government in…
Rank this Week: 4393

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Arizona DUI Defense Blog

Covers Arizona DUI laws, DUI penalties, field sobriety tests and vehicular assault. By Koplow & Patane.

http://duiblog.arizonaduicenter.com/
  • May 14

    The whole is not always the same as its part

    The whole is not always the same as its part
    You are going to buy a new home.  The house is 2000 square feet on a 3/4 acre lot.  You hire Rich (the termite inspector) to check it out before you buy. After all, no one wants to buy a house with termites.  Good news!…
  • Apr 24

    The Supreme Court Splits the baby in the Scottsdale Crime Lab Cases.

    The Supreme Court Splits the baby in the Scottsdale Crime Lab Cases.
    The highly anticipated Arizona Supreme Court opinion regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab scandal was issued yesterday.   In a very Solomon like decision, the Court granted both sides some relief.   The decision contains a lot of…
  • Apr 22

    Arizona Supreme Court: Scottsdale Crime Lab Update

    Arizona Supreme Court: Scottsdale Crime Lab Update
    Tomorrow around 10:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will issue its decision regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab.  Here are some of the new stories about the case of STATE v HON. BERNSTEIN/HERMAN: Scottsdale DUIs in question over lab…
Rank this Week: 1431

Arkansas DWI & Criminal Law…

Arkansas DWI & Criminal Law Blog

Discusses Arkansas DWi and criminal law issues. By Brad J. Williams.

http://www.bennwill.com/blog
  • Jan 10

    Cops, Ignorance & Tiara

    Cops, Ignorance & Tiara
    Miss University of Arkansas, Sarah Gafvert, was arrested a few months ago on a charge of Arkansas DWI.  As I recall, there was the typical rush to judgment on Ms. Gafvert’s guilt.  However, as this ABC News story points out,…
  • Jan 10

    “The Best Around”

    “The Best Around”
    2012 was another successful year at Bennett & Williams.  More proof that if you’re looking for the best dwi/dui lawyers in Arkansas, you need look no further: Tommy and Brad were the only DWI lawyers voted Best Lawyers in…
  • Dec 1

    Best in Show

    Best in Show
    Congratulations to Tommy, Brad, and Chip!  All 3 of our attorneys made this year’s DWI lawyer list in the 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers issue.  It’s always nice when other people recognize what most people already know.  :)
Rank this Week: 1144

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers DUI defense in Utah.

http://utahduiattorneys.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 1

    72 arrests result from New Year’s DUI blitz | ksl.com

    72 arrests result from New Year’s DUI blitz | ksl.com
    72 arrests result from New Year’s DUI blitz | ksl.com. If you have been arrested for a DUI you need legal representation. At Arnold & Wadsworth we offer a free consultation. Give us a call today at (801) 475-0123.   DUI Salt Lake City,…
  • Jan 1

    72 arrests result from New Year’s DUI blitz | ksl.com

    72 arrests result from New Year’s DUI blitz | ksl.com
    72 arrests result from New Year’s DUI blitz | ksl.com. If you have been arrested for a DUI you need legal representation. At Arnold & Wadsworth we offer a free consultation. Give us a call today at (801) 475-0123.   DUI Salt…
  • Dec 23

    DUI Tips in Utah – Arnold & Wadsworth

    DUI Tips in Utah – Arnold & Wadsworth
    After being released from an embarrassing and frightening journey through the DUI arrest process you need to be prepared to take IMMEDIATE action. Being aware of the steps to take as soon as you are released from jail will ensure that your…
Rank this Week: 2907

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • May 13

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure
    Matt Wadsworth of Arnold & Wadsworth was recently published in the peer review magazine of Attorneys at Law, a publication serving the entire state of Utah on a myriad of subjects. The article discusses a few of the civil procedure…
  • May 13

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm
    Last week, Jarom Bishop of Cragun Law Firm P.C., lost to partner, Matt Wadsworth, at a evidentiary hearing on a temporary restraining order. The case, Gusstaveson v. Gustaveson, held before Judge Dawson of the 2nd District Court in Bountiful…
  • May 13

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody
    If you’re a father looking to obtain joint or sole custody of your child or children, you are likely in need of some high-quality counsel—this can be an extremely stressful time, to say the least. When it comes to child custody…
Rank this Week: 3821

Arrested in Bronx Blog

Arrested in Bronx Blog

Covers New York criminal law. By Jason A. Steinberger.

http://arrestedinbronx.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Understanding NY Bills S-1446 and S-3769 and What They Mean to a DWI Accident involving Injury

    Understanding NY Bills S-1446 and S-3769 and What They Mean to a DWI Accident involving Injury
    The New York State Senate has been busy this year passing legislation that could greatly expand the scope of DUI/DWI testing. Although the votes of the New York State Assembly are still out, it is evident that it is becoming … The…
  • Jul 3

    How DUI or DWI Will Affect Your Insurance

    How DUI or DWI Will Affect Your Insurance
    One scary consideration for many drivers after a DUI/DWI arrest is the question of how it will affect their insurance premiums. If you have just had a DUI/ DWI, you probably haven’t seen any immediate changes to your insurance costs…
  • Jun 26

    Possible Penalties for DUIs in New York

    Possible Penalties for DUIs in New York
    There is no doubt that the serious penalties of a DUI can be devastating. The following are the most common punishments for a DUI in New York: Fines and Financial Penalties The most common penalties for a DUI conviction are … The post…
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Arrested in Nassau Blog

Arrested in Nassau Blog

Covers New York criminal law. By Jason A. Steinberger.

http://arrestedinnassau.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    What to do if You’re Falsely Arrested in New York

    What to do if You’re Falsely Arrested in New York
    For the most part, the NYPD is good at what it does — enforcing the law to keep innocent civilians safe. However, law enforcement agencies are made up of human beings and unfortunately, errors in judgment do occur. One of … The…
  • Jul 10

    Implied Consent Law and What it Means to You

    Implied Consent Law and What it Means to You
    While you may not have read all the paperwork carefully when applying to get your driver’s license, it contains some important information. In the state of New York, when you sign to get your driver’s license, you also agree to…
  • Jul 7

    The Differences Between DUI and DWI in NY

    The Differences Between DUI and DWI in NY
    Although the term DUI is often used interchangeably with DWI in New York, DUI charges do not actually exist in the state of New York. Typically, in states that make a legal distinction, the difference is that a DWI is … The post The…
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Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal
    Source: Jurist (23 Jun 2015)http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/06/indonesia-court-rejects-french-citizens-death-sentence-appeal.phpThe  State Administrative Court of Jakarta[official website, in Indonesian] on Monday denied the clemency…
  • Jun 23

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia
    Source: Al Jazeera (22 June 2015)http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/06/executing-drug-dealers-southeast-asia-150622060018374.htmlKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Shortly before each plane lands in Kuala Lumpur, as the cabin crew…
  • Jun 21

    Compassionate Communist

    Compassionate Communist
    Source: The Economist (20 June 2015)http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21654643-party-allows-smidgen-penal-reform-compassionate-communistsONE ordinary farmer, Nguyen Thanh Chan, is now a celebrity in Vietnam. In 2004 he was sentenced to life…
Rank this Week: 167

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

Ask the AZ DUI Attorney

Discusses issues related to DUI defense in Arizona. By Craig Rosenstein.

http://www.asktheazduiattorney.com/
  • Jun 27

    Rosenstein Law Group Welcomes A New DUI Attorney

    Rosenstein Law Group Welcomes A New DUI Attorney
    The lawyers at Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC, headed by Craig Rosenstein, work hard to obtain the best outcomes in their clients cases, all the while maintaining the good professional relationships needed to help their clients in court. In…
  • Jun 13

    Losing Driving Privileges Due to an AZ DUI: Loss Because of Arrest (Part 1 of 3)

    Losing Driving Privileges Due to an AZ DUI: Loss Because of Arrest (Part 1 of 3)
    Getting accused of a DUI is scary in Arizona. If convicted, one may lose his or her freedom, pay fines, have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her car, and have to attend multiple classes. However, the potential loss of driving…
  • May 11

    Craig Rosenstein Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star"

    Craig Rosenstein Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star"
    Attorney Craig J. Rosenstein of Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC was just honored as a Southwest Super Lawyers "Rising Star".  In fact, Mr. Rosenstein was one of only three Southwest attorneys named as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the…
Rank this Week: 3209

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 4597

Athletes in Court

Athletes in Court

Covers criminal legal developments in sports. By Davis & Hoss, PC.

http://www.athletesincourt.com/
  • Jul 1

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay
    The recently announced college football playoff system will mean big money for major college teams with some experts guessing that it could amount to as much as half a billion dollars per year in television rights alone.
  • Jun 26

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA
    Last week a federal appeals court decided to decline reviving an antitrust suit brought by two former college football players against the NCAA.
  • Jun 21

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial
    Jerry Sandusky’s defense team finished with their case today without Sandusky taking the witness stand, something some court watchers had expected to happen given the direction of the defense so far.
Rank this Week: 3547

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Covers Idaho criminal law.

http://craigatkinsonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!
    …The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that…
  • Apr 16

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!
    …The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that…
  • Nov 12

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?
      Recently in the news, it was reported that a republican law maker in Idaho, Mark Patterson, plead guilty to “assault with the intent to commit rape” in 1974.  Apparently he was charged with the crime of rape after a…
Rank this Week: 3310

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Georgia

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Georgia
    I got a call today from a parent whose child was charged with minor in possession of alcohol in the City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He was driving his parents car. There was a passenger, also under 21, in the car and they were pulled over…
  • Dec 9

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform
    In Georgia, anyone under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile offender and enters a separate system for juvenile offenders, rather than the adult criminal justice system. A judge reviews their cases and decides an outcome. In a worst-case…
  • Dec 9

    Shoplifting Recidivists in Georgia

    Shoplifting Recidivists in Georgia
    Shoplifting is illegal in Georgia. Shoplifting can be charged when the defendant performed actions with the intent of taking merchandise without paying or of depriving the owner of possession of merchandise or its value. Shoplifting includes…
Rank this Week: 3667

Atlanta Criminal Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense issues. By The Hirsch Firm, P.C.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    It's easy to get arrested during the holidays.

    It's easy to get arrested during the holidays.
    Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!! From Black Friday to New Years, the holidays and the biggest shopping days of the year are here again. That means that every retail store from Walmart to Kroger are not only trying to lure you in with…
  • Nov 11

    Arrested? Worry, good. Panic, bad.

    Arrested? Worry, good. Panic, bad.
    Recently, I got a call from a mother whose college freshman son had been arrested for drug possession. I could see the expression on her face through the sound of her voice. It is the same timeless expression my parents had when I got in…
  • Sep 23

    Another festival in Atlanta. Another chance to get arrested.

    Another festival in Atlanta. Another chance to get arrested.
    Another weekend, another festival in Atlanta. Music Midtown is over and Tomorrowland, another one of the world's biggest music festivals, is coming next. Thousands of people flock to Atlanta for concerts, music fests, art shows, and sporting…
Rank this Week: 3654

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case
    Lawyers graduate from law school with a basic knowledge about the law, but many lack practical training. Many learn about basic strategies, but not the in-depth knowledge that’s necessary attack the evidence in the…
  • Sep 25

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger
    IIDs (Ignition Interlock Devices) are used across the US in all states for repeat DUI offenders. It’s a device about the size of an average mobile phone, which lets you start your car after it gauges the alcohol content level in your…
  • Jul 15

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger
    An Ignition Interlock Device is just a bit larger than a mobile phone, and requires the driver to breath into it to determine the blood alcohol level. If the BAC is above 0.02% the car’s engine will not start. (Keep in mind that the…
Rank this Week: 1370

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • May 5

    Seth Gilliam arrested in Peachtree City

    Seth Gilliam arrested in Peachtree City
    Actor Seth Gilliam was arrested early Sunday morning after the police stopped him for speeding. I bet his lawyer wished he had done things a little differently after his stop. After clocking Gilliam driving 107mph in a 55 zone (super…
  • May 5

    Prosecutors training law enforcement

    Prosecutors training law enforcement
    by Jessica Towne Prosecutors are re-training law enforcement officers in the wake of the Williams case. Prosecutors are telling officers to ask drivers: "Will you agree to a breath test?"  before reading them the implied consent…
  • Apr 27

    The Williams Case

    The Williams Case
    On March 27, 2015, the Georgia Supreme Court issued an important decision regarding DUI cases (read State v Wiliams here). The gist of the ruling is that trial courts must determine that a driver freely and voluntarily consented to take a…
Rank this Week: 3128

Atlanta DUI Lawyer

Atlanta DUI Lawyer

Features text and videos relating to DUI defense, focusing on the Atlanta, GA area. By William C. Head.

http://atlantaduilawyerblog.com
  • Apr 3

    Atlanta DUI Lawyer

    Atlanta DUI Lawyer
    If you have been arrested and charged with drunk driving, it would be wise to contact a dedicated and experienced attorney immediately. The State of Georgia takes a tough stance on driving under the influence. A DUI conviction may…
  • Feb 14

    Atlanta DUI Lawyer

    Atlanta DUI Lawyer
    If you have been arrested and charged with drunk driving, it would be wise to contact a dedicated and experienced Atlanta DUI attorney immediately. The State of Georgia takes a tough stance on driving under the influence. A DUI conviction may…
  • Jan 4

    Atlanta DUI Lawyer

    Atlanta DUI Lawyer
    If you have been arrested and charged with drunk driving, it would be wise to contact a dedicated and experienced Atlanta DUI attorney immediately. The State of Georgia takes a tough stance on driving under the influence. A DUI conviction may…
Rank this Week: 4998

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment
    When you are facing criminal charges of any kind, whether at the federal or state level, you are supposed to enjoy a presumption of innocence. That's the ideal. In reality, a person can suffer negative consequences of presumed guilt even...
  • Aug 21

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue
    Regardless of the organization that an officer represents, there are proper police procedures that must be followed. That is true even in arrests by officers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI or other government agencies.…
  • Aug 15

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge
    Claims under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aren’t usually associated with public school educators. Organized criminals, or mobsters as they might be depicted in Hollywood films, might be…
Rank this Week: 549

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 2936

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Features a skeptical lawyer's take on financial reform, Wall Street and white collar crime.

http://attyrtamaradesilva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain Risk management is the difference between success and ruin in the financial…
  • Aug 19

    Market Transparency

    Market Transparency
    Market Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 Misses the Mark R. Tamara de Silva February 22, 2009
Rank this Week: 4610

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Look Out for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015!

    Look Out for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015!
    <h5><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Great Texas Warrant Roundup 2015</strong></span></h5><p>The good news is that you can leave the house for a few days and see some new things.…
  • Feb 9

    This is What Criminal Defense is Supposed to Look Like

    This is What Criminal Defense is Supposed to Look Like
    <p>I confess to being a little bit of a "True Believer" when it comes to criminal defense. My close colleagues and I do our best to humanize our clients, many of whom have done stupid things, and try to make others relate to their human…
  • Jan 6

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015

    Austin Orders Drivers and Cyclists to Go Hands Free in 2015
    <p>Well Austin, the day has finally come! On January 1st, 2015 the city's new hands free law took effect, and now the use of all handheld devices is prohibited while driving a car or a bike. That's right, bikes too, you one-handed…
Rank this Week: 4601

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers DWI, drugs and other criminal offenses. By Jamie Spencer.

http://blog.austindefense.com/
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Apr 13

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach
    Further deepening my growing suspicions that life may best be described as a series of random events comes this news via Discover Magazine, “Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how food-breaks sway the decisions of judges”. Yeah,…
  • Jan 3

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...
    William Safire popularized the phrase “if by whiskey…” in his columns, and defined it in his Political Dictionary as, “Taking both sides of an issue; equivocating; a political straddle”. The term originates from a speech given by…
Rank this Week: 921